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J ■ WTim&atk . ,-ui Kind You Have Always Bought, and. which has ,een hi use for oer <3O years, lias borne the siguatu >* of ' / . —■ -and has been made under his ~er/- / Konal supervision since its Infancy. X ' . Allow no one to deceive you in this. All ( mutcrfcits, Imitations and Substitutes are but Ex •rii '-nts that trifle and cmlanger the health of i, uls and CLihlrcu—Experience against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA 1 ' i is a substrate for Castor Oii, Paregoric, Drops tlJrg Syrups. It is Harmless and Pleasant. It ■l. iax neOh.T Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic ■hs;ancc. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms alL.ys Fcverb.lme*s. it cures Diarrhoea and Wiu<l li relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation ! li. tub acy. It assimilates the Food, regulates the .!• h. ml lion. Is, giving healthy and natural sleep, he Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend. e-NUSNE CASTORIA always Bears the Signature of ii 1 —M iliTfWfT CT: * g^* "lie Kind Yon Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THE CEMTAUR COMi’ANV, TT MURRAY STREET, NEWYOBK CITY, VHlillMi I niiidillMiri Ifll rtliCc* ■* Positions Guaranteed 0 ; ADUATES OF HARRIS’ PRACTICAL BUSINESS COL SCHOOL SHORTHAND AND TELEGRAPHY JArKSOS, MISSTSSIITI. o r - : ■ -ri .r to .;.v inthf South and at extremely low rates. Life • the frrns are low It is inf -rior work. It is thorough and on .i •. ■ li. auUt'ni Catalogue sent on application. !\i. J HARRIS- Prseident i>l AIJLISH Ef) OVER TWENTY YEARS. h rdebled’s Drug’ Store, i , i Mail;, ai.d Toll Ime Streets, Bay St. Louis, Miss. O ; L<■ I h ug', I’.it<oit, •><!iniiios, I’oilot ati<l I 1 ai'C} , v i’aiut< iiL, llruslies, ami everything generally kept . , „ ,i; v—l'illctl D;i,v ami Night. ’Phone No. f-3. CRESCENT HOTEL, Centrally Located at Bay st, Louis, Miss, FRONTING ON THE OPEN SEA GULF, i ?;,iv minute.-' walk from the depot. Tonus from SCO to SlO |)i*r month. Everything first-class. JOHN V. TGULME, Proprietor. Meat iha! is meat. A trial convinces. Gulf Coast Market, BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. Beef, Fork , Veal, Mutton, Etc. SAUSAGES, FISH, POULTRY, VEGETABLES. rders soli Tt*?d btoit svonlii||. NoCung but sad of Apoth rry streets. me Affairs of Europe <: ■ are faithfully portrayed in the original and exclusive cable despatches which TilE Ci-k- CAGO RECORD prints daily from the leading capitals of the ora world. This magnificent special service Is in process of being greatly extended so as to include every important city in Europe; and it Is supplemented by the full regular cable service of The Asso ciated Press. The Chicago Record, alone of all American newspapers outside New Vork city, now prints original and exclusive cable dispatches daily from the leading capitals of Europe, COLLINS AGUE CURE is without j ; Tim Hit finest medicine it has ever been j ur let to come in contact with. In ad- | (lition to its chill-curing Qualities t! finest liver medicine we have ever taken. Wo know whereof wc speak, This medicine is on sale at E. C* Gardcbied s Do Not Pay Double Tax On yonr prop© fy by allowing it to bt advertised. Lelaud J. Henderson, > nee ppoaite courthouse, Bay St. Louis, Miss., will pay jour taxes for ouly a nominal fee. kATE oppos.te the- name- indicates time to which subscription i- paid. Always pay in advance Io almost every neighborhood there Is someone whose life had been saved by Chamberiaiu’s Colic, and Diarrhoea Re medy, or who has been cured of chronic liarrhoea bv the use of that medicine, buch persons make a point of telling of u whenever opportunity oSers, hoping that it may be the means of saving other lives. For sale by ail druggists. THE TILL THAT DON’T GRIPE, 50 PILLS 25c. Ask lor Grove’s Painless Liver Pills. 1 THE SEA COAST ECHO. CHAS. G. MOREAU, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOK i Entered at tbe Bay St Louis posioQce as sec ond-c!as mall matter. , .subscription; §1 per annum, in advance. j NEW ORLEANS: Re resented by McEnerny & Lucid.n. Picayune Building. ' CHICAGO: Represented by Lord & Thomas. 15 Ran lotph stn t NEW YORK: Represented by Rowell & Cos., No. lo spruce street. PHILADELPHIA: Represented by N. W. Ayer & Son, Times Building. Published every Saturday Subscription. SI ?' er annum, strictly In advance. No pay, no paper CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE NO3- Office, 3-2. Residence, 3*3- / ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONGRESS. The Sea Coast Echo Is authorized to announce Hon. Frank A. McLain a?, a candidate for re . lection to Congress, from this —the sixth —District, subject to the action of the Democ-iitic rarti Keep tin eye on Bay St. Louis. : See how we grow. i— ) Now for the summer season! I The 8.-W. Y. C. is to the front. . .. ... Neville says he don’t wan’t it. That settles ‘it. It won’t be J udge Neville. The man who is doing nothing for Bay St. Louis is the one gen-I crailv doing nothing for himself. Chicago is now claiming a pop ulation of two million. Chicago’s claim department never stops work. The Populists at Cincinnati Thursday in national convention nominated that bogus Democrat,' 1 lon. VV. J. Bryan. That slow and steady growth of Bay St. Louis has been the best kind for the city. Beware of the mushroom growihl No hesitation in using the term “city” when refering to Bay St. Louis. It is one of the only two places in south Mississippi official ly incorporated as such. Keepers of big city stores will tell you there best trade comes from the country. How much better off the “country” were it to keep that trade at home. The Democratic party would gain iu popular favor if it would propose some practical legislation to do away the present inconve nient and annoying stamp duties, --Vicksburg Post. The Democratic State Executive Committee are catching it from everv side. But its members care naught for that. They will not rescind the order for primaries, but will rest in the thought of having well done. The national editors, recently in Bay St. Louis, continue writing of their visit. The city has up to date no doubt received $5,000 free advertising. A handsome invest ment, truly, on a one half day’s hospitality and a little of the pro per public spirit. Bay St. Louis is attracting stran gers. Think for once of the bus iness and enterprises inaugurated and successfully in force by peo ple who came as strangers. Many of our own people appear blind to the opportunities of choicest possibilities. Wake up! Many other industries and en terprises would flourish and pay as handsomely as the several ab road v located in Bay St. Louis if they were only once established. It is after when once secured peo ple wonder how they got along without improvements and en terprises. A gentleman refused to enter tain a Mil the other becau>e that paper bore the imprint of a New Orleans printerv. No, that was not in the extreme. If we will have that doctrine of home patron age we must in a unit practice it consistently and not lit it for con venience only. Be pure and your government will be pure; he brave, it will have courage: bo free, and freedom will abide in your high places and descend therefrom to the rabble least among you. Bo dogs, and you will have a dog government— a kennel, ' a collar, a bone to gnaw and a chain to clank. —N. V. Verdict. Mississippi is building cotton mills by the tens and all kinds o! manufacturing industries at a rate that is considerable. W o no long er fool-like donate our lands with bonus to wandering Yankee cap italists. but like true Southern men are rolling up our sleeves, keeping our own sites and money and building factories of v^own. Quite a number of Gulf •'coast folk< felt themselves called to take the position of referee m bankruptcy made vacant by the death of the late Mr. C. A. Simp. sod, of Pass Christian, but a.l were disappointed in their as pi r a-, Mods. Judge H. C. Niles, of < the | Cuited States court, has given i the place temporarily to • L,- 1 Nugent, of Jackson, who will be j the incumbent until a permanent referee is named. Mr. Nugent will wind up Mr. Simpson b un finished business, and will 100 after all new business coming up. —Biloxi Herald. BAY ST. LOUIS. MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MAY 12. 1900. EXPANSION. Its Cost in Blood and Treasure, as Told by the National Watchman. • The pacification of the Philip | pine Islands was supposed to be practically complete on Janu i ary 1, but since that time General ; Otis has reported twenty-four skirmishes in which eighty-oue soldiers and officers have been i killed and one hundred and sixty four wounded, while the insur gents left 1,426 men dead on the field in addition to the number they may have carried off. The fighting is now carried on in small squads of Filipinos operating from ambush. Their present method greatly increases the proportion of American losses to hilipinoj losses. The method will undoubt edly continue until the rainy sea son sets m when in all propabili-j ty the Filippinos will mass them-; 1 selves in large numbers, assume, the aggressive and attack the American army at every vulnera ble point and after inflicting as much damage again, make their ■ retreat to the jungles only to re turn and renew the attack. In this way they will be able to pro-| long the war indefinitely until our* losses in precious lives and treas-: me will become appalling. Our death loss to date* amounts to about 1,800, of which 1,000; have died from disease. A par ticularly melancholy feature of i this exhibit is the large number who have gone insane and killed themselves. According to the re ports twenty-nine officers and men in the Philippines have committed suicide while mentally unbalanced since the Ist of December, and it appears that this is only a small fraction of the number who have gone insane and have been pre-j vented by force from self-destruc-i lion. The dispatches of one day; last week recorded the arrival at San Francisco from Manila of the transport Sheridan with eleven insane men on board and one hun dred and twenty-one military pris oners. On the same day the trans port Sherman left Manila with twenty-nine insane soldiers on board and one hundred and seven tv-five military prisoners. There j are said to be one hundred and fifty insane soldiers in the Nation- ; al Asylum at Washington—men who have been made mad by the heat, fevers and hardships of cam paign life in the Philippines. All experience goes to show that Northern races constantly grow weaker and become more and more susceptible to disease and in sanity the longer they remain in the tropics. The prospects are that the army of 65,000 now in the Philippines will become to tally disabled, and that as many more will have to be sent to the | Philippines before those islands 1 are pacified, if this can be ac complished at all. It now seems probable that the Porto Rican bill, establishing a vassal state, levying unequal and unjust taxation upon the inhabi tants of that islands, denying them representation in the government and declaring that they have no rights under our constitution, will become a law at an early day. it will be remembered that our army met with no resistance in Porto Rico, but on the contrary was re ceived with joyous acclaim as de liverers by the people who were assured by General Miles that the}' were to enter into and be protect ed in all the rights of American citizenship. Under the pending 'bill the Hag is to be the emblem of authority to bo exercised with out responsibility to the people of Porto Rico, who are expressly de clared to be aliens. In thus breaking faith with Por to Rico and violating the promise made to them by General Miles, showing the falsity of the state ment made by President McKin ley at Boston that the fiag should not mean one thing in one place and another thing in another, the nation will stand convicted of treachery and forfeit its right to expect the Filipinos to place any confidence in our proposed good intentions toward them, and to view with distrust any promises that may bo made by the present administration. It was to be hoped that the ad ministration in dealing with the ' Porto Ricans would maintain, un- j sullied, Americanlprinciples and American honor,and that our mis taken policy toward the Philip pines would bo reversed and peace | and good order rorcd in the: Islands by the President and Con-; gross pledging them It heir ultimate | independence. Put |he criminal folly governing the course of the ! administration with Por to Rico forbids the hops. 0 f any honorable termination Of>> Phi lippine muddle under nistration. It now looks as though in the Philipines is further tWf than and that the ponses and losses resulting from the criminal blunder the a*,; ministration has made in the Phi* hppines are but just begun. \ Aow that the evidence has ac-i cumulated establishing the fact that the revolt in the Philippines includes eight - tenths of the population are admitted to H| equal in intelligence and abilMß for self-goverment with the panese, that the American p<9| pie will realize the magnitude v#r the criminal blunder of the aj| ministration in the Philippines aiM upon reflection will decide tbK it is as unwise to continue the po licy entered upon as it was crimi nal and foolish to enter upon it, and that public (.pinion will as sert itself to restore rectitude of action on tlie part of the govern ment by insisting that justice be (lone to our former allies, and the unfortunate war iu the Philip pines be honorably terminated. Our Trade With China. The conditions of China are in teresting, and to many people perplexing. The Chinese have a government with a history exten ding batik 4700 years. Some writers can see in them no vir tues. They denounce them as odious, and their religious as abo minations. Ollier writers extol their religions devotion,commend their worship at the tombs of their industries, their endurance, 1 : ftnd even write of their soldierly qualities in battle. We have cer tainly evidence that they possess some of these qualities, and the lack of individual incentive may; account for the little progress China has made, when, consider- 1 ing her wonderful resources, • I do not hesitate to say that the unlocked mineral wealth of that empire is greater than that found j in any other country. Coal is found in limitless quantities, and is worked so easy that in Sliangi, j it sells at 13 cents per ton at the , mines. Iron ore of many varie ties, including the best, abounds, j and lead, tin, zinc, copper and gold are found in many different localities. 1 At present the principal im ports into China are cotton goods, flour and coal oil. In 18D7 the United States exported to China Cotton goods to tlie amount of y 7,500,000, coal oil to the amount of $5,000,000, and last year China took $4,000,000 worth of flour from the United States. This is but a small fraction of the foreign trade of tins empire. The exports and imports with Gieat Britain alone were $200,000,000 during dSie year ago, and they have in creased steadily ever since. | A bright English official was otice arguing with a Chinaman iwid trying to convince him of the superiority of modern methods, and, had much to say regarding what he called Oriental supersti tions and illusions. The China man listened with all attention and replied; “Take all 1 have, all my pro property, deprive me of my liber ty, but leave me my illusions.” This teaches us a valuable les son, To obtain the best success in dealing with the people of China and the Philipdines wo must sent intelligent agents who will study their customs, prejudices and pre ferences, and we can then offer them what they want in the shape most pleasing to them, and in the way which best suits their conve nience. If we take over our goods and insist upon forcing our goods and our ideas upon them, we will fall far short of the highest attainable success. —1 ndependent. BAY-WAVELAN D CLUB, If there and one that has helped more to popularize this locality than yacht ing, we have yet to hear of it. It is the predominant summer sport. Bay St. Louis and Waveland, ahead of all other Coast resorts, have provided, are well organized and have a yacht club with a splendid house of their own. Their splend and aff drs and suc cessful regatta- have spread broad cast fame for the Bay- Waveland Yacht Club. Each season outshines the for mer, This year we will expect more and there i- every reason to anticipate a brilliant entertain ment of the festal summer season by the sea shore. Annual election of officers for the Bay - Waveland Yacht Club was held Saturday evening at the club’s own spacious and handsome home, situated on the water. There was a good attend ance, and when the balloting had been concluded a count gave the following results: Commodore, E. J. Bowers; sec ond commodore, L. W. Fairchild; rear commodore, George "U . i Dunbar; treasurer, August Keller; secretary, E. E. O’Brien. Governing Committee —E. J. Bowers; L. W. Fairchild, George W, Dunbar, August Keller, E.E. O'Brien, Jules Mazerat and C.A, Worsley. House Committee —T. P. Evans, James Rea, E. H. Hoff mann'. W. W. Young, Jus. F. Ca zeneuve, August Keller. Regatta Committee r*. J. O’Brien, E. L. Piuac, A. T. La naux. , „ , This selection of officials no* ino doubt bear fruit with golden fcrraiu. It is gratifying to the friends of the to club note the re ilectiou of Secretary O Bnon, Ivho last year in that office done inch Herculean work. He is not imlv an enthusiast, but a most ef ftectual worker. Vi e are glad to fearn the club contemplates hold llitwo regattas this season. n< 0 ■" BlXhe Echo for job printing THE HAPPY MARRIAGE. Elia Wtesler Wilcox. We hear much of unhappy marriages, hut little of the hap !pV ones. The latter bear their fruits as does the apple trec,while the former are attended by all the noise of a tree crashing to the [ground. It is because happiness |in marriage is quiet and self-con tained, and matrimonial infelicity is too often loud-spoken, that in experienced or superficial person-? are apt to acquire a distorted idea of the whole institution of mar riage. A little horn-blowing fionij the army of husbands and wives who are happy in their married j lives would be useful in keeping false impressions of matrimony from the minds of an opportuni ty to sound a little blast myself. My own happy marriage and close observation of the lives of others have made me feel well qualified to speak on this subject, i lam convinced that there is a much greater volume of happi ness in marriage than those whose matrimonial knowledge is obtain ed chiefly from tlie newspapers and gossips would suppose. Asa matter of fact, there are more successes than failures in this vi tal relationship of life. The num ber of failures is small compared to the immense numbi r of mar riages. But it would be very much smaller than it it men and women were less selfish, and he married condition in its essence is one of mutual advantage and mutual surrender, and is thrown completely out of balance by at tempts on either side to enjoy the the benefits without yielding equal ones to the other. To the young couple beginning married life, 1 cannot say more, in a general way, than this: Be unselfish in your relations with one another. Consider not mere ly the physical comfort and well being, but also the feelings of the otherhalf of the family. Give in dividual prejudices or even pecu liarities a little room, remember ing that you have them yourself, although yours do not, of course, seem like peculiarites to you. Your husband has his own sphere, —that of business. Do not entire ly surrender your own sphere to him, except where the common good of both demands it. Retain your individuality of thought and action; lie will respect and admire you the more for it. There is such a thing as a husbano and wife seeing too much of one another. I think there is more danger of disaster in early marriages than in those contracted at full matu rity. The youthful choice is apt to be unwise. The man whom a girl thinks she loves at seventeen would rarely appeal to her so strongly if she were twenty-five, and the girl whom a young man of twenty-one believes he would like to marry would probably not be his selection if he were thirty. A knowledge of the world before marriage is conducive to content ment afterwards. The most un fortunate unions I have known were formed while the husband and wsfe were still in early youth. | The man, when ho assumes the responsibility of matrimony be fore he has reached maturity, lias had little or no experience in the typical bachelor life, and its at tractions are likely to seem much greater to him than if he has al ready tested them. Iho wife who was married very early also feels the temptation to taste of life beyond the prosaic domestic circle, although unsually in less degree than the man. She has not experienced enough of ball room and summer-resort llattery to have wearied of it and to have become cognizant of its emptiness There seems to her tube gaycty in life which she whose youth has been devoted to home deties has never known, with a ' suit that she, as well as her husband, be comes restless. Cub--- there arc strong ties and will pow-wto keep a husband and wife •> arc in this mental condition 1 the road which leads a wav from this tem porary unrest, they may day into bypaths which lead to dissatisfac tion and .ultimate misery -"CPA. $ fW W * i V All * g Mi Isl H IQ v- I A | I need not lose flesh in summer * t H you use the proper means f sto prevent it. You think £ T you Can’t take SCOTT S >■ EMULSION in hot weather, > but you can take it ana di- | 9 gest it as well in summer as $ in winter. It is not like the >! $ plain cod liver oil, which is J \ difficult to take at any time. | J If you are losing flesh, $ | you arc losing ground and | you need I Scott’s Emulsion * and must have it Keep up J j your flesh and strength. !f $ % you have been taking it and £ £ prospering on it, don't fa;l to | | continue until you are thor- g % oughiy strong and well. $ '1 *>c. and?t.oo, £ £ SCOTT & BOWNE. Chemist*, New York, J THE HOST POPULAR BOOKS Commercial- Appeal. A reader of the Commercial Ap peal writes to know what we eon rider Ihe ten best American novels ofthedav. There are two ways of looking at this question. One is by the actual sales, and the other is according to the actual merits of the books. Judged ac cording to the sales, the ten best American books of today are these: 1 Ben Hur. by Lew Wallace. , David Hamm, by Edwin Noyes Wcscott. Richard Carvel, by Winston Churchill. When Knighthood Was in Flower, by Charles Major. Janice Meredith, by' James Lane Allen. The Hon. Peter Steiling, by P. L. Ford. To Have and to Hold, by Mary Johnston. Red Rock, by Thomas Nelson Page. Hugh Wynne, by S. Weir Mit chell. Those are the ten best selling American novels, but wo can pick out ten other American stories which are just as good and from a literary standpoint aie in some instances better. Every Ameri can Library should contain the ten books wo have mentioned, but we will venture to say that the reader can obtain just as much genuine satisfaction and pleasure from the following ten. Via Crucis, by Marion Craw ford. The Damnation of Theron W are, by Herold Frederick. Caleb West, by F. llopkinson Smith. A Lady of Quality, by Mrs. Burnett. The Gentleman from Indiana, by Booth Tarkinton. The Market Place, by Harold Frederic. Prisoners of Hope, by Mary Johnston. The Black Wolf's Breed, by Harris Dickson. The Helpers,by Francis Lynde. Bed Blood and Blue, by Harris Robertson. The last book mentioned has just been published, but it is lit to rank with any one of the twen books we have named, and unless we are very much mistaken is des tined to have a wide enduring po pularity. The author of it is a Tennessean, and the story is laid in Tennessee, but circumstances like this need not wrap our judg ment, or incline us to give credit where it is not due. The twenty books mentioned were selected without regard to authorship or geography; and it is therefore very gratifying to find that nine of them were written by Southerners, seven by North erners, three by Westerners, and one by a lady who was born in England, but was reared in the South. It would be wise for the Dem ocratic part}' to drop the free sil ver question entirely, and turn its attention to the new questions that have been brought into view by the acquisition of now territo ry—Vicksburg Post. What is It? Behind the opposition that is manifested in some quarters of Mississippi to the action of the Democratic executive committee of the State in ordering elections for presidential electors there must be some strong motive. When a Democrat gets into that heretical State when he is afraid to trust the people, it is the truth to say that he ceases to be a Democrat in spirit,although bear ing the honored title. The peo ple form a supremo tribunal; and tho voice of the people —the De mocratic masses —is tho voice of widom and saving judgment, (tan it be that it was purposed by the malcontents to manipulate a con - vention in the interest of a pe-ti ferous minority, that political in fluence could be given a clamo rous few in tho Democracy of the State? It won hi so seem, for, after applying earnest thought,we can not conceive other reason for the antagonism. It is suggestive also that the opponents of • the primary arc principally of the fac tion that was inglorious!} de feated in a memorable struggle last year. And—well, we’ll leave further observations for another article—Natchez Bulletin. The Hattiesburg Progress says: “Jim Neville will not be a can didate for judge in the second ju dicial district, having withdrawn from the race. Jim knows the exact length of his pole and the exact height of the persimmon. It is merely a matter of measure ment with him and does not take long to do the work.” If this is really the case it indicates that Jim Neville has as much or more | sense than some people who are ; carrying poles, ami vainly striking : at persimmons a long way out of | their reach. —Biloxi Herald. If the party will drop free sil ver and nominate a Democrat up on an anti-imperialist platform it will stand a good chance to win the Presidential election.—Vicks burg Post. Mr. Peter Hellwege is being urged for the Waveland mayor alty. Official Journal of the City of Bay St. Louis, SriORT, SHARP ANO SNAPPY. — w * Contributed. A large number of American patriots are anxious to servo Porto Rico —for an official salary. A gum able has been kiliotl for the ninth time. It seems-that he will stay neithei bought nor kill ed. The Connecticut boy of lb who has been arrested for bigamy can not be accused of bashful ness. Isn’t it about time for some man to ask that he bo elect i President because he needs the salary. Secretary Long thinks the \ icc Presidency is something that should neither be sought nor de clined. Recent remarks of Admiral Dewey indicate that he is begin ning to see the humor in his Pro sideutial candidacy. The question of whether the Kansas City convention is to be stormy or only a little Dewey is perplexing some persons no lit - tie. Some are born to be president, some achieve the presidency, and some have the presidency thrust them bv matrimony. Ah, there* upon Dewey? Boston’s board of health has prohibited the use of powder puffs by barbers.and made a num ber of other regulations to im prove the cleanliness of barber shops. That good fortune is often harder to bear than misfortune was again demonstrated by the suicide of a Now York man who recently inherited s,’>oo,ooo. Still, all of ns would choose good for tune, if given a say. The reason that Americans are not allowed to visit the arsenals and gun shops of European pow ers is said In bo the fear that the inventive genius of Aneneans would enable them to improve upon anything they saw. If the “four day” ocean grey hound becomes an accomplished fact, fares ought to ho reduced. On a four days trip the passen gers will not have time to recover from sea sickness and the food bill on the ship will be sensibly reduced. A sensational murder trial, in which the murderer’s sweetheart who is the daughter of the man murdered, is the principal witness is going on in a Virginia court. There is material for a novelist, it is claimed that the murder was in self-defense. A Connecticut girl has obtained damages from a railway company because her lingers were so injui ed car that she cannot play the piano. That jury ought to to be forced to live in a Hat with pianos to right, left, north, south above and below them. The Nicaraguan canal bill has passed the House by an over whelming majority but unless the Senate acts —and il probably will not —the whole tilings will simply amount to an expression of opinion by the country. ITm your Senator to act upon the bill. William Dean Howells has de nounced Anthony Trollope’s nov eD as “uniteresting.” No doubt they are, but everyone thought that to be uninteresting was the on. way in which to win Mr. Howell’s approval. If there arc any ‘no vels duller than his own books we should like to see them. Thai Mexico is striving to keci abreast of the times is shown b> the sending of a party of adva . ed pupils of the Vera Cruz Stab Normal School on a tour of thr country. If they keep their eye open, those young Mexicans will learn much that will be of value to them and to their country. The Post Office Department officially denies that the govern ment is swindled by the railroad* through fraudulent weighing of mail carried. Once in over} i’• n\ years all the mail carried on in roads is weighed, and its weight determines the compenation <u the railroads for the lour \ a following. Be&rt) the yy ‘ 9 f -■ • 1 1 "■ r Mr. Wu, the Chinese mini-tei at Washington, lias i-sued a p: o clamation to the Chinese rcsidcr* of the United States, explaining the purpose of the census and re ([nesting them to give all the i formation asked for by the enu monitors without hesitation. Ti a years ago the enumerators four ! it diliieult to obtain information from the Chinese, who suspected that it was to be used against them and Director Merriam, amici pat ! ing similar difficulties this year, i\- quested Mr. Wu to allay the sus picions of his fellow-countrymen —Chicago Record. CASTORIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the S*]/! y/fy. Signatory of