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CHAS 0. MOREAU, EDITOR AITD PROPRIETOR. LOOKING FORWARD. By some future railway genlua The records will all bo broke. He’ll invent a noiseless whistle And discover smell-less smoke. —Washington Star. SOMETHING DOING. Applicant—ls there an opening here for a college graduate of exem plary habits and a good worker? Office Boy—Well, dere will be If de boss don’t raise me salary to Free dol lars a week by tor-morrow night.— Judge. ONE WOMAN’S WORK. He —“Do you read all the popular novels of the*day?” She —Gracious, no! I have Just time to se how they end.” —Puck. A TOUGH QUESTION. Teacher—“ What is the ruler of Russia called, Willie?” Willie Reed —"Gee. It’d bo easier to tell you what he ain’t called. Puck. NOT WASTING MONEY. Mrs. Mcßluff —I thought you might at least have put a dollar in the col lection plate at church today. Mr. Mcßluff—What was tho use? There wasn’t anybody looking when the plate came to mo. —Philadelphia Press. THE SUMMER RUSH. First Moth —Whore are you going to spend the summer? Second Moth —I have made arrange ments to board with ;i fur coat, but 1 don’t know whether 1 11 be able to fctand it. It’s fearfully crowded al ready.”—Detroit Free Press. WANTS THE CHANCE. Late again, Mr. Brown! T.nfo again!” chirped the manager. “1 be lieve you’d he late at your wedding.” "Ah!” murmured tho married man. “And a lot later, too, if 1 got tho chance again.”—Chicago Jour; al. WHIST O.N THE SIDE. “I see that a woman’s debating club has just been formed in Philadel phia.” "How Is It to be conducted?” “Why, 1 suppose they meet once * week and play whist.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. SHIRKING RESPONSIBILITY. Jack —Is that artist conceited? Dick —No; he gives his wife credit for most of his work. Jack —That’s no sign! You evident ly don’t Know hts work. —Detroit Free Press. AN AMERICAN POTENTATE. Nordy—Have you seen what J. Mor gan Pierpont said to the Czar of Rus sia? Butts —No. Tho Czar gave him an audience, -did he? Nordy—not exactly. He gave tin Czar an audience. THEY DON’T COUNT. "But there Is much opposition n your proposed bill.” “Does Senator Graball oppose It?” “Oh, no.” "Is Leader Graphter against It?’ “Not at all.” “Then who does oppose It?” “Tho people.” “Oh, shucks.” —Louisville Courier-Journal. HIS SHREWD SCHEME. Farmer Geehaw —Sim Walton has got forty gals coinin’ to board with him this summer. Farmer Giddap—Dew tell! How did he manage to git so many? Farmer Geehaw —Ho advertised that nuthiu’ but college students wuz employed on the farm. —Philadelphia Bulletin. HE KNEW BETTER. Weary Willie—Dis paper sez dat ycr kin tell be de bark at de foot of a tree how old It Is. Frayed Freddie —Huh! I guess de man dat wrote dat wuzn’t never up a tree under dem circumstances. Dat ain't no way ter tell a dog’s age.— Philadelphia Press. CRUSHED. “He bade fair to achieve great ar tistic success, didn’t he?" “Yes.” “And what blighted his ambition?” "It wasn't blighted. It was crushed.” “Crushed!” “He married a widow who weighed 200 pounds.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer CHANGED. “Yes," said John’s mother. “ho used to worry me nearly to death. There was hardly a dav tho whole summer long that ho wouldn’t run off and go swimming.” "It's strange hew men change,” re plied John’s wife. “I have to become downright cross and scold to get him Into the water once a week now.”— Houston Post. ASKED AND ANSWERED. They had been trotting in matri monial harness for six months, ami the pace was beginning to tell. "What,” she asked, after the man ner of a woman, "ever made you fall in love with me?” "LoTe,” he answered, with the bluntness of his sex. "Is blind, you know.”—Detroit Tribune. WITH HIS VOICE. The reception was in honor of the premier pugilist. "Mr. Jlmfries," said the hostess, “won't you show us how you won the championship?” “I’d like to oblige.” responded the great fighter regretfully, "but 1 fear you’ll have to excuse me this time. I’i very hoarse tonight.” The fisheries of Japan annually yield about 3,000,000 tons fish. r-^'WE) Education of Women f Not the Cause of More Frequent \ Divorces, but the Occasion . • By Laura Drake Gill, Dean of Barnard College j, . 1 1 . EYOND dispute, a crisis in family life exists, and the greatct B education of women is said to be its cause. Shall we not rather call it the occasion? The cause is still deeper. It is the unending struggle between authority and autonomy. -■— The present situation seems to be merely the chaos of transition; it corresponds to the stage of anarchy by which government must too often pass from absolute monarch} to democracy—or to the agnosticism by which religion breaks - the chains of an artificial authority before it acknowledges the true authority of virtue and communion. The present family crisis is undoubtedly occasioned by the greater edu cation and consequent economic independence of women in general, it is, however, manifested through individual women w'ho share the economic dom, but lack the discipline of education. Frequent divorce is the result o education of women as refracted through the medium of uneducated women. They grasp the freedom of escape from an unwise marriage, yet lack lue training to make a wise marriage. In a wide acquaintance with college womeji I have personally known only one case of divorce. This was carried through without scandal or ai>> ot fcncc to public morals. Among high school graduates a limited inquiry w ould indicate a small percentage of divorce. It is the girls of luxurious homes o whom little effort is demanded. The girls of the middle class, whose fathers support them in case, but fail to educate them for service; the girls of the a boring classes, with limited training and heavy burdens —these girls make t o women in whose lives the restless spirit of the times may work sad havoc. They have not been irained to look upon marriage as an opportunit} to escape self support. They have the courage and decency to demand ordinary loya ty and fair play from men, yet they often fall to realize their own obligations. We med, then, not less chance of escape from intolerable conditions, but a truer conception of family dignity; not less economic independence for <vom en, but more sense of its responsibility; not less education for women, but more education for all women. The economic function of women Is in the homo, where the wife and mother spend four-fifths of the average man’s earnings. If women who spend their lime aimlessly about shops would take that time to think about the ex penditure of money they would save time, money and happiness. Women uni: ■ b taught that the expenditure of money is their profession and tin y must make it a science—not. a mania. Every woman ought to have a profes sion of wise expenditure and of wise homekeeping. More true education for the mass of women is the need of the hour, edu cation in efficiency, education in loyally to the state, education in the wav to produce .a healthy, intelligent, devoted race; but, above all, education in the responsibility fur the use of our individual lives. The arbitrary authority of mnrri: ge laws or (he individual husbands will then become obsolete before an autonomy based niton the inward authority of conscience and reason. C, v "' • • The . . | Real Romance of | American History f % £ By Orison Swett Marden. HERE is nothing else so fascinating in American history as the romance of achievement under difficulties —the story g | of how men and women, who have brought great things to pass, got their start, and of their obscure beginnings and triumphant ends, their struggles, their long waitings and Jf j want and woe. the obstacles overcome, the final victories; ! the stories of men and women who have seized common sit * -—■ nations and made thorn groat, or of those of average ability who have succeeded by dint of indomitable will and inflexi ble purpose. What grander sight is there than that of a stalwart man made irresistible by Hu* Hungs which have tried to down him—a man who stands without wav ering or trembling, with head erect and heart undaunted, ready to face any difficulties, defying any cruelties of fate, laughing at obstacles because he has developed in his light with them the superb strength of manhood and vigor of character which makes him master? No fate or destiny can stop such a man —a man who is dominated by a mighty purpose. Thousands of young men of this stalwart type every year bur. 1 the bonds which arc holding down the weaking, the vacillator and the apologist. Thjt which dominates the life, which is ever uppermost in the mind, gen erally comes somewhere near realization; hut there is a great difference be tween lukewarm desire and a red-hot purpose. It takes steam to drive the piston in the engine; warm water will never turn the wheels. The longings that fail of realization are usually just below the boiling point. jW Y Mysterious People We i | Meet J By Robert Hie tic ns. * *..j,ANY people assume certain manners as they assume certain £ clothes, and change these manners more seldom than they * T\ n * change their clothes. Some think it ingratiating to bo £ IVI £ perky. Others think it more graceful to be drooping and * 4* melancholj, to gaze wistfully, walk mournfully, and sit as if ********** before .he baked meats of a funeral feast. But of all the 4- people who indulge in travesty, 1 think I get most amuse t a JU .% **♦% ,V* 1 1 ***** meat out of the mysterious people. Billed, forever hated, is the breath of the mysterious person. Directly he comes into the room you are conscious of the presence of the unutterable, and know that it will speedily be uttered into your most private ear. When he speaks to you he “takes you aside,” so that none other may know that he is telling you that the weather is damp and that there is a deal of influenza about. As he discusses with you such dreadful subjects as the price of hobnailed boots, the fluctuations of stocks, the merits of President Roosevelt and the economies of the administration, his head approaches yours, his lips pout secretively, his eyes glance round warily to make sure that no one is within earshot to betray him and you. The gallows is surely in his memory. He wishes to avoid it. He wishes __kindly wretch!—to save you from it also. Meet him half way. It is such fun to do that. He responds sensitively to the slightest mysterious encourage ment and thinks he is impressing you and that you believe him to be a strange and remarkable personage, and that you will go away and say, “Glad I met John Smith. Interesting man. Not every day you come across a man like that.” Many women are mysterious. Indeed, I have met more mysterious ’wom en than mysterious men. The mysterious woman is often small, but her hats are large, plumed like a hearse, and generally black as night. Pale is her face and languid her manner. She ti*ies to look consumptive and succeeds surpris ingly often. Asa rule she has little to say, but says it in such aq. awful man ner that it takes on a fictitious importance and for the moment appears to be Impressive. Think over your acquaintances and friends. Are not some of them mys terious and are not they highly considered, are not they called interesting on that account? There are many spurious things in the social world, but few things are more spurious than that reputation for being interesting which is gained by the mysterious manner. And half of the world at least is tricked. For every day perkiness is called brilliance, mystery wisdom, assurance great ness, and the puppet in th" mask a giant in the sunshine. Chicago Tribune. A Reasonable Proposition. Bumper —You owe me thirty thou sand dollars, which you say you can’t pay.- Why don’t you marry Miss Old Girl. She is worth twice that amount. Jumper —No. I can’t do that; but you might marry her yourself and pay me the difference.— Fliegende Blaetter. Up to the end of March last about $35,000,000 worth of military sotes had been issued by the Japaaest army in ‘■Vrg* and Manchuria, As to His Mind. “It takes you a pretty long time to decide what to do, doesn’t it?” in quired Pepprey. “Well,” replied Cholly, “when J finally do make up my mind I stick tc it. There’s consistency, at any ra to.’ 1 “Yes. the consistency of mush.”— Philadelphia Press. Japanese school teachers and Jap anese text books are busy Jq th€ Dorejn jcbool# ATTRASTiVS HOME GROUNDS' A. Summer House May lie a Scarce of Pleasure at Idttlo Cost. w’ vy* O yard of sufficient size to admit of it ought to bo \j without ffjincthitig in the way of ii summer house. There are several rcas*_ wuy ims should be the case: First, such structures are attractive in them selves; second, they afford an excellent opportunity for displaying vines to ad vantage; third, they give the children of the family a place to play in. in which there is ample shelter from ■ ' • - **-• •''• • . . • ' 'dv '■•: ' ■ . ~?vS ,;Vv- •. V v •-.*•. ■■■..: . • 2>* ■ , .... ■i: 4 : . e*. . >; s i - ■ 1 .• •• ■ kl - ■ ■ ... • X ■ i . . ■A . • . ... __ i A PRETTY SUMMER HOUSE. aoat, hut where all the benelits of oure air are to be obtained. J’at Ibe probabilities art* that a bouse of Ibis kind will not bo given uv r wholly to tin* children, Tin- older members of the family will find it so delightful i place to spend the hot days of sum mer in that they will make quite as much use of it as the children will. With comfortable chairs and a ham mock it can Ip ■ made far pleasanter than any room in the house. If built of good size as every sttcli house ought to he, wlieu the grounds will admit of it lea can he served there in .summer, and it will really become the centre of family life from June to September. A house like the one shown in the illustration accompanying this article will cost considerable, for every part tit It is well built and cah-ulated to last for years. luf those who cannot afford the expense of such a structure can easily reduce the cost by using rustic material. Posts of cedar, set in the ground, will afford ample support for the roof, which ought to be of shingles to keep out rain. For the railing and bracket work cedar poles and branches can bo substituted, or, if these are not procurable, any kind of wood can be used. Cedar is preferable because of the ease with which it is worked and Its pretty hark, which will last for a long time. Any kind of material ob tainable from tin* woods can be worked into such a building with good eff< ft. The more crooked, gnarled and fantas tic it is the 1 tier for brack; ts and railing. Vines should be set out about the house and trained up the posts and made to compk tely cover the roof. In >no season it can be made a bower of leauty. The best vine for the purpose is our native Ampelopsis, or Virginia creeper. This will take hold of tin* rough pol**s witli i1 s fingers and train itself. Our Cdastrus, or bittersweet, is another oxcell nt native vine of very rapid growth. This will also train it self by twisting its slender branches ibout post and bracket. Its scarlet and orange berries will make the place quite as attractive in winter as in sum mer. While a house likr the one illustrat ed may look better in some respects than the cheap substitute of posts and poles, it will lack the rustic charm which characterizes the latter. The boys of the family can build a bouse that will afford tin* entire family a world of pleasure, and the cost of It will he small. Fheu E. llexford, hi New York Tribune. NEW SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. mmmm ~"~l W- t I v '''• J : W :" Charles Jerome Bonaparte Las just been appointed Secretary of the Na%y to succeed Paul Morton. Mr. Bonaparte is a collateral of the great Napoleon, being the grandson of Jerome Bonaparte. King of Westpba lia, a brother of the Emperor. Jerome married in Is>.j against his brother s wishes Miss EUzabeth Patterson, of Baltimore. .ECHANL DIALOGUE. TSB Consulted More Kapidly Than a Hook. Soma years ago the. iu°ehani cal library catalogue made its advent, “ ‘ t its obvious advantages, it v . __ come into vogue, possibly on af the initial expense and diffi culty of maintaining in operative con dition. The principle of causing any given series of names or other data to appear successively at an opening by mechanical means p -.-S'.ss s merit' that should be sufficient to justify it; use oftener than at present obtains Just at the moment a Eos Angeles inventor is to the fore with a mollifi cation of tins principle applied to cab inot city directories. The names and addresses are arranged in alphabet! *a! order, as is usual, and are mount'd on a directory strip wound upon rollers. Means are provided for the rapid wind in# ami unwinding of (his scroll In means of a crank handle and suitabb gearing. The ratio of tin* gears is sod. that a very rapid movement of tin strip is effected, a necessary feature to insure quick reference. An Index guide is mounted on separate rollers which do not travel so rapidly and which enable the operator to roach r~ T ; i vl \W/ Mechanicai cat.vlogte. the desired section of the index con veniently. Of course, it is apparent that such a device would be very cum bersome if applied to the directory of it large- city, and consequently is better adapt* and t<> small towns and communi ties. A supplementary directory strip is provided for the addition ot names, so as to keep the list fully up to date. The entire top of the east* Is made transparent, so that a largo number of names are visible at one time, and a movable guide Is provided to per mit of close scanning of snccessivt* columns.— Philadelphia Record. The Florida phosphate beds wero first discovered by the tloverumeut geologists about l-SS-t. The new Simplon tunn 1 is exactly twelve miles and -E>S y trds long. NOTES AND COMMENTS _ As Richard Wagner’s wddow de clared that the noise which they caus ed was out of harmony with the poet ical atmosphere of Bayreuth, the mu nicipal authorities have prohibited motor cars from entering the town. Bicycles are scarce on the streets, but automobiles are numerous, says the Milwaukee Wisconsin. Were the andem-wheeled vehicle disputing pos session of the streets with the power vehicle, collisions would be far more numerous. A special train has made the run between New York and Chicago in seventeen hours. As the big towns get nearer and nearer to reach each other, the question which is the su burb of tho other becomes of para mount importance, thinks the Boston Transcript. , :t ,.... ~ A modern man o' war is a for midable looking piece of mechanism, but the danger it presents to an one my in war is altogether dependent on the sighting ability of tho man be hind the gun, avers the Atlanta Con stitution. Russia had some up-to-date warships, but their gunners were as children playing with toys. When former Confederate generals speak by invitation at Memorial Day exercises in the North, and tho Presi dent of the United States sends flow ers to decorate the graves of South ern dead at Arlington, on the Con federate Memorial Day, there can no longer bo doubt that the chasm be tween North and South has closed and that there is once more a united country, asserts the New York tri bune. ■ ,- - 1 ? Admiral Togo, in responding to the Mikado’s rescript, ascribes his vic tory "to the brilliant virtue of your majesty and to the protection of tho spirits of your imperial ancestors, and not to the action of any human being.” That statement is rather staggering to the Western Intellect just as it had begun to flatter itself it was beginning to understand tho Japanese, says the New \ork i rl bune. The railway mileage in this coun try is about half the total in the world. It exceeds the total in Eu rope by about one-quarter, yet our facilities for railroad transportation are still so far inadequate to the de mands on them that the progress of business is retarded seriously. Rail roads generally are congested with traffic. More tracks, locomotive-; and cars are required, and it is impossi ble promptly to provide the further facilities needed to keep up with the growing traffic, says tho New York Sun. Tn nothing arc the Japs showing their high degree of civilization more than in their skilful surgical treat ment and gentle nursing of the Rus sian wounded, avows tho Atlanta Constitution. The spectacle of Ro jestveusky, their arch-enemy, captur ed desperately wounded, being wooed hack to life by their hospital experts and Red Cross nurses, is ono that gives tho little brown men of Dai Nippon a greater moral victory than the victory Togo won over the brave man who lies with a fractured skull in Sasebo Hospital. Tho Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany has made it apparent that it can make good its lb-hour schedule between New York and Chicago by doing the distance in seventeen hours. The New York Central will put on an 18-hour flyer to ufeet the defiance of its great rival. Perhaps this extraordinary speed is justified by extraordinary perfection of equip ment on the competing railroads; but this is open to doubt. If it be safer to go a little slower that would be the better policy, thinks the Phila delphia Record. According to tho federal census there were about 43,000 engineers and surveyors in the United States in 1000, states the New York Tri bune. Our contemporary estimates that not more than 40,000 persons were entitled to be regarded as such. Still, without making any discount whatever, it appears that only a year or two later fully one-third us many young men wore studying with the intention of engaging in the same pursuits. The actual addition to the various branches of the engineering profession is to bo computed, of course, from the number of gradu ates, and it is not an extravagant esti mate which puts the average for tho last three or four years at 4.000 or 5,000, or from eight to ten per cent of the total number of those who are actively employed as engineers and surveyors. Numbers of Southern young men have gone Into the North for their training, or at least a part of it; hereafter, with the expansion of the University of Virginia, the small num ber of Northern young men going South for at least some of their edu cation will be increased. Every man born and bred in the North who goes to Charlottesville will gradually learn to understand from tho community a point of view in many respects now to him. He will learn by concrete experiences how men value race in tegrity when they think (hoy see it threatened, how they insist on the value of a man apart from his money or his enterprise when the means ami the spirit of commercialism are ab sent, how they can exalt honor into a force as powerful as greed or pas sion when they have been bred to do so. Northern universities have done inestimable service in giving Southerners a point of view they never could have obtained in the South. The University of Virginia is in position to give Northerners a point of view that can be had only | m the South, concludes the New York * Outlook. FOR MOTH BALLS. If one objects to the odor of moth balls, sheets of brown paper may bo sprinkled' with turpentine and laid be tween the garments in the chest of trunk. Moth balls however, are much better to use when packing away rugs. _ KEROSENE STAINS. When kerosene Is spilled on a car pet or rfig do not cry, but scatter cornmeal copiously over the spot. In twenty minutes or so sweep it up and put on some fresh meal. Keep this process up till all signs of the oil have vanished. The odor will probably linger longer. After a day or two the stain may reappear, as tho oil which went through the carpet is drawn up by capillary attraction, but applications of meal will eventually cause it to disappear entirely. _ v - A USEFUL NOTE. When a tailor has a jacket to re line, he first rips out half of the old lining for a pattern, leaving the other attached as a guide. Then he cuts the new lining from the pattern and sews It up, leaving the under-arm seams open. He bastes In one-half of tho lining, fitting it along the fronts and bottom of the jacket, and then rips out tho half of the old lining that was left attached, and bastes in the remaining half to the now. Now ho hems the new lining around thy bottom, neck and fronts, and last of all he does tho armholes and under arm seams, into which any excess of material can go. After this is done tho linlugs of the sleeves are put in. FOR HOME DECORATION. “The pictorial frieze,” says Good Housekeeping, “makes a good decora tive effect when rightly selected anil suitably placed. These two condi tions, however, are absolutely essen tial for a successful use of a border of this kind. A frieze that suggest* a story or brings to tho min 1 s-omo pleasing suggestion gives variety to a. wall that may necessarily bo of a plain color. The picture quality is particularly enjoyable in a nursery and in the informal apartments of the home —den, sitting or living room. ♦ v<i * ■ '3 M TURN THE SHEETS. Sheets often get badly worn in tho centre before they show any signs of wear at the sides. Careful housekeep ers often “tuni” such sheets when they arc made of double width goods, simply tear them down the centre, hem the edges with a narrow handker chief hem and sow the outer selvages together. A carefully “turned” sheet lasts more than twice as long as a sheet that is left to wear Itself out as it was first made. It sems like folly, however, to “turn” towels and oile r similar articles, as over particular housewives so often suggest. Except for the woman who has little else to do it is a waste of time. ■. r > x - RECIPES. A Nice Salad —Dandelion salad ia rather too bitter for the ordinary taste, but if tho young leaves be mix ed with lettuce the result is a piquant salad full of tonic qualities. For Luncheon —A delicious salad re cently served at a luncheon consisted of celery, green peppers, tomatoes, c u cumbers, stuffed olives, and English walnuts. All were cut into small pieces, mixed thoroughly with French dressing, and served on crisp lettuce leaves. Both salad and dressing were very cold. Left-Overs. —An appetizing way for using the “left-overs” of cold meat ia to make a sauce with two tablespoon fills of butter until nicely browned. Add a cupful of hot water flavored with beef juice or stock, and cook un til the mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half a cupful of currant jelly, and lastly the meat cut into small pieces. Cheese Pudding or Custard. —But- ter a small baking dish. Put in a lay er of bread, cut in pieces one inch square, with crust removed, and sprin kle thin-sliced cheese over the bread. Add a dash, each, of salt and paprika. Add other layers of bread and cheese, seasoning as before, using In all half a small loaf of bread and one cup. half a pound, of cheese. Boat two eggs. Add one pint of milk, and pour the mixture over the bread and cheese. Bake about half an hour in a moder ate oven. Unless tho heat he very moderate, it were well to bake this pudding on several folds of paper and surrounded by hot water. This makes a most excellent luncheon dish, and is especially good either with a simple green salad nr stewed apples or dried fruit.—Boston Cooking School Mag azine. • 4 Cork Tree In Arjzona. O. E. Sowers, the mining man, has just come in from Pinal county and has brought with him a sample of cork bark taken from a tree on tho Irions ranch. It is perhaps the only cork tree in Arizona and one of tho very few cork trees in the United States, but the thrifty condition of it proves that cork can be produced here. This tree was planted by Mr. Irions about, nine years ago, is about twenty-five or thirty feet tall and is about nine Inches In diameter. That Ls as tall as the average tree ever gets, but at a great age trees some times reach a diameter of five feet. It is understood that the plant was brought from somewhere in South America.— —Arizona Republican. Hundreds of Indians Want Work. John R. Brennan, Indian agent at Pine Ridge* agency, has sent a circu lar broadcast over the Western coun try, stating that he has at his disposal SOO able bodied Ogallala Sioux In dians who want employment for the season. He calls the attention of contractors to the fact that these men are good workers. They will work at railroad grading, ditch digging, sheey herding or ranchln