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Devoted to the Interests of Southeastern Nevada. Subscribe for it. Read It. Advertise in It. VOL. XLIII. PIOCHE, NEVADA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1893. NO. 7. FRENCH POLICE SPIES. How tho Government Manages to 8oaur Information Privately. After all that has been said about the vUenesa of the police system under the empire, which rendered it almost impos sible for any one to be safe from espion age, even in private life, it might well be supposed that the republic had done away with this machinery for discover ing and weaving plots so much more suited to the age of Louis XI than to the nineteenth century. It remains, how ever, very much what it was 80 years ago. These things do not change in France. Governments go, and the forms of gov ernment, and these are succeeded by oth ers, but the good old abuses they must be thought good by some people cling to the ship with barnaclelike tenacity.. Freroh offu:ialrnijsjion is about the most steadfast thing In the world, al though all French people to whom yoa may speak on the subject agree that it is very bad. It is almost as diffioult now as it was under the empire to be certain that a man whom you may meet, either in society or out of it, does not belong to the secret police. All over the country there are mou chards a term expressing something stronger than spies. I have been incon venienced by them myself in the prov inces. On one occasion I made a rather long stay in a little place where there were two hotels in fioroe rivalry. One day a brigadier of gendarmes came over from a neighboring town on purpose to make inquiries respecting me. He did not trouble me, but he ques tioned various people as to how I passed my time, about howmuoh I spent a day, what sort of meals I had, and whether I appeared to have more money than I knew what to do witfo, The fact was I was suspected of being 4 spy in the pay of a foreign government. As I consider a bold front to be the best whenever there is anything of this kind in the air, I got myself driven over thegendarmery, which was about eight miles off, and there had it out with the brave briga dier. I soon discovered that an informer hod been at work and that the informer was no other than the keeper of the rival hotel, who for years had been receiving pay as a member of the secret police. Situated where he was he must have been absolutely useless in that capacity, but at one time he must have done a service to somebody. It is especially in Paris, however, that that the secret police is supposed to be in dispensable. Every government wishes to be kept well informed as to all that goes on in an enemy's camp. Such in formation can only be obtained from those who are willing to play the part of a traitor or whose position enables them to observe what is going forward with out exciting suspicion. They are tech nically terme4 ''indicators" and may be long to either sea, When the Boulan gist movement was convulsing France, the government had a great advantage over its opponents by handling of the se cret fund and the secret police. Boulanger's footsteps were dogged ev erywhere, and somehow M. Constans learned all that he wished to know con cerning the plans and doings of the con spirators. An important point in this system fs to make the "indicator" feel sure that whatever happens he will not be betrayed. The minister of the inte rior or of justice never asks the names of those by means of whose espionage cer tain political information has been gath ered. The money given for dark services is paid from hand to hand in cafes or other nonofficial places by commissionnaires, and the name of no auxiliary outside of the ranks of the regular police ever ap pears in a book. Is it impossible for the government to do without this abom inable system, so opposed to the ideal of a democratic state? The Cottu-Soinoury scandal has led to much discussion on this question. Boston Transcript An Obtuse pogllnhman. A Mr. Kirbell, who had never been Cut of England until he went to Vienna, seems to have been a typical Briton and stubbornly insular to the extent of re fusing to alter the time of his watch as he traveled eastward from England. No argument would induce him to budge, mnA wrum aik Vienna ha arose at un- r hours and perambulated around f alone, Having persisted in oeing hv hia watch, stoutly asserting t thn fnraum nlocka were all wrontr. TMmII vu varv anxious also to keen t record of all the places he visited and gways jotted down in his pocketbook e names of the various stations he had topped at or passed. "How curious it is mere are so many stations of the same naima " tiA nnce remarked to a fellow passenger, who replied that he had not observed it. KJrbell then showed his record to prove he was right, and, sure enough, over and over again occurred fha vrnrA "Anaoranir" (Exitt. which he bad confidently entered as the name of many stations passed on the route. can Francisco Argonaut Timber of the tamarisk or shittun wood has been found perfectly sound in the ancient temples of Egypt in connec tion with stonework which is known to be at least 4,000 years old. The last words of Marie Antoinette were: "Lord, enlighten and soften the hearts of my executioners. AtUeu for ever, my door children) I go to join your father." I wonder why it is we are not all kind er than we ire. How easily it la done. Bow instantaneously it acts. How in fallibly it is remembered. Drummond. Oxford, England, which is by many re- garaea as tne greatest university, nas ui colleges ana live halls. tkacttj anslrUl FEMALE, WOMAN, LADY. Tha Distinction Between Several Words ad How They May Be I tid. An interesting discussion is going on in the columns of some newspapers over the use af the words "lady" and "wom an." There is no real difference as to the occasions upon which each word is to be used, but there is a frank acknowl edgment upon the part of some that they do not use the word "woman" where their good sense tells them that they should, for fear that it might give of fense to the person to whom it was di rected "as not sufficiently polite." There are certainly no words so abused as "woman," "lady" and "female." Among certain peoplo the use of the sec ond of these terms is like the wearing of fine clothes or jewelry. Originally be longing to a superior class they insist on appropriating it to .themselves as proof that they are the equals of any other so cial body. Now, while all that may be true enough and while class distinctions have no place in this country this use of the word has led to some strange and amusing confusions. The humorist who depicted the servant as addressing her mistress, "Mam, the laundry lady is a-wanting to speak to the woman of the house," did not have to depend upon his imagination for bis facts. As absurd things as that may be heard in any one of the large dry goods stores in town any day, and almost any news paper will yield a rich specimen or two. Bishop Warren, referring to this same point, says that he glanced at the wall opposite him at the moment and saw a diploma from the" Female acade my," and then turned to a bookcase and read as the title of one of the volumes there, "Female Holiness." In the report of a southern woman's Christian tem perance union convention appears the fact that "Mrs. Blank was chairlady." Now the proper word in all this is "woman." That is always and evor right. Than it there is no nobler or stronger word in the English language. "Man" is a general word as well as a particular one, and as such includes both sexes, so that the term "chairman" sic- nifies no subservience of one sex to the domination of the other. If called upon to address a stranger, a woman, then the proper word is "madam" and not "lady, this way" and "lady, that way," as so many ushers appear to think to be the only solution to the problem of address. Female" is never to be used as a syno nym of "woman." It is a term common to one-half of the animal creation, and to apply it to woman as the substantive of designation is an insult. "Lady" is ap plicable to every well bred and educated woman, but it is something that is re served rather for social nsaga and has not the sturdy strength and nobility of "woman." Boston Journal. Old Time Caret. In mediaeval times if a child did not learn to walk with readiness the wise wizard would direct it to creep through a black berry bush which had the canes bent down to the earth and rooted by their tips. At the present it would be as pleasant and efficacious for the tardy toddler to creep among a few barbed wire fences, and it would be more in keeping with the keen spirit of this age of wire. One of the leading sources of income to the old herbalist was the compound ing of love powders for despondent swains and heartsick maidens. If a pow der would not bring the desired relief, various juices of roots and herbs were mingled in a potion and sold as the love phial. Here is an old recipe: "Mistletoe berries (not exceeding nine in number) are steeped in an equal mixture of wine, beer, vinegar and honey. "This taken on an empty stomacn be fore going to bed will cause dreams of your future destiny (provided you retire before 12 o'clock) either on Christmas eve or on the first and third of a new moon." Perhaps as a lingering remnant of this absurdity there is a current no tion in some parts of the world today that a whole mince pie eaten at mid night will cause the reappearance of long departed friends, not to mention the family physician and the more inter ested members of the household. Chau- tauquan. Getting on a Street Car. Did you ever notice a man who is go ing to cret on a street car while it is in motion? He comes down off the side- ; walk and stands along the side of the track quietiy till the car almost reaches him. Then he walks ahead a few feet and prances about like a string haltered horse, awkward as a Shanghai rooster that wants to ngnt. Just as tne car roaches him he takes two or three steps sideways, and at last, confused as a schoolboy, grasps the hand rail and clings on like a man who is drowning. Colo rado Sun. - - . A Matter of Time. Wagleigh How did you like that din-" ner service I sent you today, dear? Mrs. Wagleigh Oh, it is perfectly lovely, but there are only 01 pieces in it, and you know the set mamma has con sists of 117 pieces. Wagleigh Well, dear, don't let that worry you. After Bridget has handled it for a week or so it will be in a good many more pieces than that. Exchange. Standard of Measurement. The "foot" is named from the length of that member in a full grown man. Some say that it was so called from the length of the foot of a certain English king, but it is believed to have been a standard of measurement among the an cient Egyptians. The cubit is from the Latin cubitus, an elbow, and is the distance from the elbow to the end of the middle finger. Fathom is from the Aryan, fat, to ex tend, and denotes the distance from tip to tip of the fingers, when the arms of an average sized man are roiiy extenqea. -St. Louis Republic, Color Protection From Intense Heat. With reference to the protective effect of certain colors against the sun's rays, years ago on my way to India the second time, having already been invalided home once from the effects of the sun, it occurred to me to try the photogra pher's plan. I reasoned to myself that since no one ever got sunstroke or sun fever from exposure to a dark source of heat or even to one which, though lumi nous, possessed no great degree of chem ical energy the furnaces in the arsenal, for example it could not be the heat rays, therefore, which injured one, but mnst be the chemical ones only, If therefore one treats one's own body as the photographer treats his plates and envelops one's Belf in yellow or dark red, one ought to be practically se cure, and since the photographer lined the inside of his tenta -and belongings with yellow it wa obviously immaterial whether one wore yellow inside or out I had my hats and coats lined with yel low, and with most satisfactory results, for during five years and even extreme exposure never once did the yellow lin ing fail me, but every time that either through carelessness or overconfidence I forgot the precaution 1 very short ex posure sufficed to send me down with the usual sun fever. Many friends tried the plan and all with the same satisfac tory results. Cor. Lahore (India) Civil and Military Gazette. Sleeping Under Feathers. Years ago we used to smile with con scious superiority at the idea of the Dutch sleeping under a feather bed in stead of over it. The idea of sleeping upon a hard mattress and climbing un der a soft one seemed rather an ana chronism and a singular perversion of common sense, but the introduction of down or feather comfortables is simply the utilization of that knowledge of things which some of the older countries had long ago known. Feathers are ex ceedingly warm, and a covering made of them superinduces and retains the heat in the human body. A curious claim is now made for a new comfortable of down. The makers as sert that their product retains all the natural warmth, but allows the impure air to escape from the bed, how or wherefore we are not informed. Up holsterer. Velocity of the Earth. The highest velocity attained by a can non ball has been estimated at 1,622 feet per second, which is equal to a mile in 8.2 seconds. The velocity of the earth at the equator, due to its rotation on its axis, is 1,000 miles per second, or a mile every 8.6 seconds. Therefore it has been calculated that if a cannon ball were fired due -wotSj and tuat it could main tain its initial velocity for 24 hours, it would barely beat the sun in its ap parent journey around the earth. Phila delphia Press What a Bad Digestion Does. All life looks black to a miserable man with a stomach in which his food lies like lead. Woe to his companions if they expect good fellowship from him I Woe to his wife unless she has the wom anly intuition that will make her humor him as though he were a cross baby I Man delights him not, nor woman either; nor is he best pleased with himself, though he jealously demands homage from others. New York Ledger, Natural. Castleton I hear you are engaged to Miss Biggerolle, the girl you went horse back with so much last summer. How on earth did you manage it? Summit I couldn't help it, old man. We were thrown together so much. Truth. IrSfflB .-mention In time to any irregularity of tho Stomach, Liver, or Bowels may prevent serious consequences. Indigestion, costiveness, headache, nau sea, bilious Iness, and ver tigo indicate certain func tional derange ments, the best remedy for which is Ayer's Pills. Purely vege table, sugar-coated, easy to take and quick to assimilate, this is the ideal family medicine the most popular, sate, and useful aperient in phar macy. Mrn. M. A. Brockwell, Harris, Tenn., says: "Ayer's Catbartio Fills oured me of sick headache and my husband of neuralgia. We think there Is No Better Medicine. and have Induced many to use It. " Thirty-five years ago this Spring, I was run down by hard work and a succession oi colds, which made me so feeble that It was an effort for me to walk. I consulted the doctors, but kept sinking lower until I had given up alt hope of ever being better Happening to be in a store, one day, where medicines were sold, the proprietor noticed my weak and sickly appearance, and, after a few questions as to my health, recom mended me to try Ayer's Pills. I had little faith in theso or any other medicine, but concluded, at last, to take his advice and try a box. Before I had used them all, I was very much better, and two boxes cured me. I am now 80 years old; but I believe that It It had not been for Ayer's rills, I should have been In my grave long ago. I buy 8 boxes every year, which make 210 boxes up to this time, and I would no more be with out tbem than without bread." H. B. Ingraham, Rockland, Me. AYER'S PILLS Prepared by Dr. J. O. Ayer k Co., Lowell, Mass. Every Dose Effective C0HN DRY GOODS CO. 116-118 MAIN STREET, SALT LAID3 CITY. 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