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In 1900 and 100S.
The iolitlcaI battle of 1003 will be
gin in September. Now therefore, fs
the time for Republ leans to take their
The country, thanks to Republican
policies Is exuberantly prosperous.
Never before, lu this or any other coun
try, has the average well being of the
people been so great as it is in the
American republic to-day.
Whatever the incidental evils of this
prosperity, no sane American wishes to
see it stopped. However any man may
resent the prosperity of! some neigh
bor, he desires prosperity for himself.
Every patriotic citizen wishes to get rid
of the evils, but also to keep the pros
perity. .
Vice President Fairbanks, Speaker
Cannon. Secretaries Root, Shaw and
Taft, and Senator Forakcr, the Repub
licans who will lead the fight next fall,
are all . men who think on much the
same line.
Their line of thought Is that we
should first preserve, national prosper
ity without Ignoring its incidental
evils but first preserve prosperity. The
main thought of Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Hearst it is hard to recall any other
Democrats of national dimensions is
that we should give first attention to
the evils and let prosperity take care
of Itself.
Fairbanks or Cannon or Root or
Shaw or Taft or Foraker some one of
this group will almost certainly be the
Republican standard bearer in 190S.
These men and men like them will have
A 1 11. . 1 1 - M 1AAO til
io ueur lue uurueu ui xw& win uate
to stand against the Bryan-Hearst
proposition that It Is more important
to kill the rats than to save the barn
will have to stand for the Republican
proposition that it 1? of first importance
to save the barn and then to kill the
fats. . . . " ; v -
! Hence It Is necessary that Republi
cans should now prepare to give these
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iucu v iivui lutrji uaic iiiuutr luvii trail
ers a platform on which they can stand
fast and from which they can light
effecVvely should assure them and all
sane Americans that the Republican
party U not now and .never will be
ashamed of the prosperity which . Re
publican policies have brought to the
whole American people. Chicago Inter
Ocean. -
Why Bryan Look Larger.
Democrats from all the nation Ill
welcome William J.. Bryan on his re
turn from his trip around t:e world. It
which was most bxwtlle to Mr. Bryan
ten years ago, will be conspicuous by
Its absence. .
Mr. Bryan has undoubtedly growi In
the eyes of his party, and In th,e eyes
of all who on an; ground are discon
tented with Republican policies and the
exuberant prosperlt;. that they have
brought to the whol nation.
While It cannot be said that , Mr.
Bryan's fundamental ideas have be-;
come less futile, travel and contact with
many men of many minds have widened
his mental horizon. He has gained sa
gacity If not wisdom." r He has become
crpable of an apparent moderation la
statement which is plausible If not
real. , ' ' ' ;
Mr. Bryau has .eenied to grow also
by the mere operation of, time and dis
couragement upon other Democratic
leaders. The task'of getting the Demo
cratic party cpon any line that a hope
ful and prosperous American citizen
could follow has become so Impossible
that it has been given up In despair
and disgust Mr. Bryan Is about the
only Democratic leader with any con
siderable number of devoted followers
left in the country. He is the only
Democrat of national dimensions.
Over and alove all, however, Mr.
B-yan seems to have grown because of
tte sinking away of bo sasy EepjbJ
cnu loaders who ere frightened by tie
rilon's material progress and who are
nstumed of the nation's prosperity.
Now, that has ever, been Mr. Bryan's
attitude. He was seamed of the valor
of .our war with 'ipain because It ex
tended cur rule rer some people who
did not like it He is ashamed of our
prosperity because of the Incidental
evils of It. And he has found many
Republicans to pay him the compliment
of imitating him and building him up
until now he looms large upon the po
litical horizon a far more formidable
'man. leader, and candidate than he was
In If "DC. Chicago Inter Ocean.
ot for Drjran.
Ex-Ceugressman William D. Bynura,
wbo was one of the leaders of the gold
Democratic nioyeirent In 1S0C, does not
believe for one moment that conserva
tive Democrats have changed front and
Will Euppuri urj uu.
Mi. Bynum is intimately acquainted
with all the leading gold Democrats In
the country. He Is quoted In a recent
Washington dispatch as follows:
"lue Democratic party, saia ne, "is
still afilicted with rabies and as that
disease always becomes rggravated In
hot weather, it is not difficult for one to
understand the wave of Bryan senti
ment which Is now sweeping over the
country. I agree with the eminent Bry
anltes that William J. will be the next
Democratic candidate for President
Th bosses have already lined up their
organizations for 'him and his nomlna-
tlnn certain.
"It is currently reported that the con
servative Democrats of New York are
now In favor of Bryan, regarding him a
safer man than Hearst," was suggest
ed. V
That talk Is the worst cf rot," Mid
Mr. Bynum. ."The fact Is the conser
vative Democrats think no more of
Bryan now than they did in 181)0. If
he were a candidate for the presidency
t'Miay he would lose the State of New
York by 300,f;C0 plurality. Henry Wftt-
terson nas gone over io iryan lor sum
c'cnt personal reasons, lie was a heavy
l.ser financially by his course in '1S!.
David R. Francis is a candidate for
President bJniself and he no doubt
thinks that the surest way of being
mako himself solid with the Bryan ele-
nicnt This accounts for his recent an
nouncement for Bryan.
"It Bryan is nominated what will be
the coarse of the gold Democrats?" Mr.
Bynnm was asked. "I think the great
bulk of them will give quiet support to
' the Republican candidate," was Vie re-
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A Loa leal View.
The Boston Herald remarks that the
suspension of the tariff on steel manu
factures for a year to give San Fraa-
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Cisco every facility for rebuilding will
serve the purpose of instructing the
people In the burden of the tariff,
which it removes temporarily. It mighc
be reasoned likewise th-.it the free dis
tribution of all kinds of supplies now
going on in San Francisco serves the
end of teaching the people the burden
that the necessity of buying goods or
dinarily places upon them, by being
able to escape from it temporarily. It
woufd be impossible to make the tem
porary dispensation a permanent one.
Fall River Herald.
May ot Df Advantnireuan.
An increase In foreign tride may or
may not be advantageous to a nation or
a commonwealth. It depends upon con
ditions and circumstances. It is not
necessarily advantageous and it may bo
positively disadvantageous.
For example. Connecticut produces
cutlery and New Jersey produces pot
tery. Connecticut supplies New Jersey
with cutlery and New Jersey supplies
Connecticut with potteiy.
We willsupix)se that the annual ex
change is of 51.OCX3.OCO worth of cutlery
for $1.000.000 worth of pottery; tot.nl
exchange, $2.000,000.
Suppose, further, that under a condi
tion of free trade or reciprocity Con
necticut, Instead of exchanging prod
ucts with New Jersey, exchanges her
cutlery for French pottery.
In such case France gains what New
jersey has lost
The exports will show a gain of
$1,000,000. but this gain Is at the ex
pense of New Jersey's labor and pro
duction. The imports nlso show a gain
of $l,000.00i); total increase of foreign
trade. $2.000,000.
What has the nation gained? Noth
ing. .
It has lost by the transaction $1,000,
000. precisely the sura lost by New Jer
sey labor and production, less the dif
ference In the lower cost of the pot
tery imported from France.
It may be that this difference
amounts to 20 per cent. In that case
the nation has saved $200,000 andIost
Net loss, $800,000 a year.
So the $2,000,000 "gain" In foreign
trade turns out to be fictitious.
! As a matter of fact tbere has been a
loss and no gain.
Xot a One-Man Part j. .' ,
Man worship In aparty never pays.
Twenty years ago the Republican party
was made a Blaine party and as a
Blaine party could never win. Not that
Blaine was not a good man, for he was,
but one man Is not big enough to be
made an idol of.. In this State there
are people attempting to build up a
one-man party. The young men are es-
lecially appealed to, and their enthus
iasm is aroused by appealing to a name
and to a personality. But In such hero
worship Is Involved the ruin of thq
party. When the "one man" ceases- to
be the nominee his idolaters scatter
and oftentimes vote with the other par
ty. We do not need a one man party.
W need a one country rarty, a one
f.L party, a sound money party, a
home market party. These principles
lead to glory and to progress. Men are
ephemeral. Death enters their ranks.
Principles are eternal. Principles not
men triumphed in the great campaign
of 1&. It was not a McKinley vic
tory ; it was a Republican victory. Mc
Kinley was but an Instrument IIa
passed away and we have a new leader.
He Is only strong as he represents Re
publicanism. When he ceases to rep
resent Republicanism his strength will
have passed away.
Therefore, for th good of the coun
try, we ask young men in their en
thusiasm not to be carried away by any
oik man, but'to ,ci Isidor thcreal prln
cinles the .party stands for: Dea
Moines Capital. ' '
Prophet Are Alrnr
A few Republican and many Demo
cratic . correspondents at Washington
are telling their papers that the Re
publican party will suffer In the West
iu the congressional election of 1WC on
account of its attitude on the tariff and
on meat Inspection. They say there Is
a powerful sentiment In Iowa, Wiscon
sin, Illinois and other Western States
In favor of a revision of the tariff, and
as the Republican party of the nation
is opposed to tariff changes of any sort
at this time, they reason that the party
will lose votes throughout all the re
gion. Meat Inspection, they declare. Is
dealing a heavy blow to the cattle and
hog raisers, and as the Republican Con
gress and the Republican administration
are pushing a measure for meat Inspec
tion,the Republicans are sure to be hit
hard. In all the Western States in the
contest of 190.
These prophets are astray. The tar
iff revision sentiment which they Imag-
rine they see In the West is confined to
a very few spots, and Is not very pro
nounced even In those spots. St Louia
' Don't 'Want Another Dote.
After indorsing Bryan, the strongest
plank In the Democratic State platform
ts a pledge for tariff revision. But it
Is unlikely the people of Indiana are In
such straits they want another dose of
tariff revision certainly not at the
'hands of those who are responsible for
the business demoralization and hard
times brought about by their last efforts
along that line, which by the way is t' j
same sort of mediciye they propose to
dopi us with again if we will let them.
Willfannport (Ind.) Republican.
ot Dadly Hart.
An incredse of S'J per cent in, the
canital Invested In the leather industry
of the United States during the pastfivr
years is a quite sufficient answer to the
claims that have been made that the
present tariff duties were hurting the
American leather trade. The value of
the leather prod nets' of the United
States has Increased 24 per cent during
the same period. Several such facts
will weigh against whole columns of
pessimistic- theories and tarlff-tlnkerlng
expectations. Adrian (Mich.) Times.
Gen. J. C. Jamleson, a Mlssourlan of
the old school, is probably the greatest
Lird lover In Oklahoma, and ls a strong
advocate tbat'the territory adopt as a
part of their curriculum the study of
birds and their protection In public
schools. '
Parisians smoke ' cigarettes mnde of
the leaves of the coffee plant Those
who have tried them prefer them to to
bacco cigarette.
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ONfiRESS havinsr annronrlated $100.000 for
rf I the importation of parasitical insects to
devour tue gipsy tnoths, tue quesron arises
whether another appropriation may not soon
be needed to import something to rid us of
the parasitical Insects. If this sounds pes
simistic, remember the story of the English
pparrow. If less money were spent in importing experi
ments and more were rationally devoted to adequate pro
tection of our native birds, hundreds of thousands of dol
lars would be saved to agriculture and horticulture.
Out of some thousands of birds native lo North Amer
ica scarcely a half dozen have proved to be injurious
Instead of beneficial. The cuckoos, warblers, chickadees
and many of our other common birds have proved to,be
Invaluable as destroyers of gipsy moths. The rose-breasted
grosbeak eats great numbers of the potato beetles, and
"the scales are attacked most vigorously by the various
titmice. .,
The ornithologists declare that even the hated chicken
hawk destroys so many snakes, insects, mice and other
sftiall predatory animals, and so few chickens compara
tively, that it Is a benefactor rather than an enemy to
the farmer; while the amount of corn the crow destroys
Is much more than offset by the vast number of insects
he consumes.
They say that a bird which deserves much more con
sideration than it gets, either from the Audubon Society
or the law. Is the quail, one authority estimating that
every quail is worth a dollar to the farmer for each of
nine months In the year and 50 cents for each of the
other three months. Its service being In Its consumption
of seeds of weeds Injurious Insects and worms.
Rational protection of our native birds costs little, and
It cannot fall to give marked results In the country's' food
production. Cincinnati Post
,EN of two distinct types
v n I
In public, life the party "boss" and the
statesman. It is seldom that one man com
bines In his own person the characteristics
of both, for they spring from different ideals
of public duty.
The boss devotes himself to bringing about
the success of his party because he desires to profit by
the opportunities which, accoiipany victory at the polls.
His motto is, "Win; honestly, If possible; but any way,
win." Out of this policy spring all the frauds and scan
dals of political campaij.Tis.
Therauds begin in the election of delegates to nom-
Inatlug conventions. Contesting delegations are sent from
district where the machine is weak, and the packed con
vention gives them the seats to which others have been
fairly chosen. The other steps In the process are fraud
ulent registration to make a majority In a doubtful dls
, trlct, purchase of vote, and dishonest canvass after the
polls are, closed.
Such practices ace not general, nor even frequent, but
they have been common enough to be responsible for the
continuance in power of more than one State boss. With
in a few years the ranks of such bosses have been greatly
thinned. Some of them have died, others have lost their
control of their party. The standard of political morality
Is perceptibly higher than It was.
The other type of man is Indifferent to political ma
chines. He makes his appeal direct to the people. Ills
object is and the more statesmanlike he Is the' more
steadily he pursues that object to carry out principles
and policies, not simply to carry the next election.
No mere party manager in American history enjoys a
; fame to be compared with that of the high-minded Wash-
Strange New Mexican Race Whose
History I a Mystery.
While much is heard of the cliff
dwellings of the southwest, it is not
renerally known that the United
States government has assumed super
vision of a park which contains indis-
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putable evidence of a race of people
that far antedated the cliff dwellers,
indent though the latter were.
In Pajarito Park, about twenty miles
,'roin Santa Fe, are thousands of cave
Iwelllngs, which must have been In
habited by a race totally unlike the
tliff dwellers or their 'descendants, the
Pueblo Indians. The cliff dwellers
tmllt walled houses on the ledges of
:liffs, but these cave dwellers simply
icooped out holes in the solid rock.
Here they must have lived like wild
laimals. In some of the steepest cliffs
f.'lll be found row upon row of these
laves. The doorway will be from two
to five feet thick. Then comes the oaln
worn, which is a circular, oval, or rec
tangular hole In the solid rock, from C
tr 20 feet In diameter. The celling ls
roterally not over four feet high. Some
times there are small rooms connected
with these living rooms. These were
probably used for storage, as thy will
aot average over six feet In diameter.
Some of the rooms have been rudely
plastered, and smoke stains are to be
found In them, but little else has been
Jiscovered to shed any light on the
manner of lite of these ancient cave
iwellersl who must have lived when
the petrified forests were green and
when strange monsters roamed the
earth. Not even the crude hammers
and other Implements of the cliff dwell
srs 'could hate been theirs, or some
juch Implements would have bern
found. Scientists Incline to the belief
that this metropolis of the cave dwel
ers must have been visited by a vol
canic downpour of poisonous gas and
flame even worse than that of Telee.
In this cataclysm of fire everything but
the Imperishable cliffs was reduced to
ashes, leavlrig only the caves in the
lolld rock to tell the story of the oldest
Inhabitants of thfs continent Picto
rraphs of crudest design have teen
found on the cliffs. . These have been
photographed by scientists and may
ihed some light on the people who drew
them. .
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ingtou, whose sole desire was for the establishment of
free representative government. Lincoln's unselfish toll
for the preservation of the Union raised him on a pedestal
so high that the party bosses of his time scarcely reach
to Iiis feet. The vogue of the boss is as short as the
gratitude of his followers when he has no more favors to
This is a government by parties, and party managers
are necessary; but the people seldom forget that the great
principles for which their parties stand are of more Im
portance than the personal fortunes of any Individual.
Youth's Coin pin ion.
of visitors is $1,000. so that European hotel cwners, store
keepers, transportation companies and other purveyors to
sightseers receive about $150,000,000 annually from the
jvertlowing American pocketbook.
The money spent by 150,000 Americans In foreign lands
containing 200.00O.CO0 people or more seems like a small
matter, relative-, but It cuts a large figure in the balance
of trade and in the international banking exchanges. The
United States sells annually to foreign countries mer
chandise valued at upward of $500,000,000 more than the
value of merchandise Imported. .
Here is a huge balance of trade which must be settled
In some way. If Europe were required to ship gold In
payment for this difference, foreign banks- Vould be In
the stress of a financial crisis In a short time. Of course,
the Americans who go abroad have no purpose of saving
Europe from this condition, but as a matter of fact the
$150,000,000 of American money that are spent in Europe
every year help to maintain an equilibrium In Interna
tional exchange, without which there would be a serious
derangement of the current of trade among nations.
Kansas City tar. ,
rise to prominence
II I It is an
and leather burning by mail. But no benevolent million
aire has yet endowed a preparatory school for matrimony.
Yes,, matrimony Is the most Important condition of life
and ihould command the most careful preparation, A
few primitive prescriptions of boneset tea, sulphur and
treacle and flannel and goose oil are passed down from
generation to generation, but the truly scientific courses
of the lecture room and laboratory still, remain to be
founded. .
In France a paternal government after the ceremony,
presents bride and bridegroom with an attractive little
booklet of advice about family affairs. We have not
got that far In England, or this country. But when we
ctme to think of It, there Is a school, too, kept by Experi
eLce, where folks can learn a few things about matrimony
as about most other subjects. The bishop of Rlpon is free
to Improve upon It If he can, but, for our part we do
not believe there Is any better Instruction to be had any
where. And then let us not forget what Dr. Holmes said
about training a boy "The best time to begin is a hun
dred years before he Is born." Pittsburg Press.
On One Farm Eighty Years.
Over 80 years of age, i'ury Johnson,
whose home Is back of McKees Rocks,
several miles from the river, has never
seen a railroad train nor a street car,
yet is not only Intelligent but intellec
tual as well. Familiar with books,
those by the best known modern writers
and the standard classics of English
literature, Mr. Johnson Ls a pleasing
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conversationalist and one well able to
hold his own with any traveler chance
might send Ids way, says the Pittsburg
No deep-rooted prejudice keeps him
from cities where the yell of the steam
whistle Is heard and where the trolley
mows down Its victims. Mr. Johnson Is
In sympathy with modern Improvements
and keeps abreast of the times on his
farm, which ls equipped with all the
latest Improvements In farm machinery,
so far as Is necessary. He is lacking
only In curiosity.
He doesn't care to leave his farm.
That ls the reason he knows not the
look of the steam engine or the trolley
car. There are many other things of
modern aspect that are unknown to
him, but the few autos that have passed
the way of his farm were received cor
dially and tho bicyclist errant who
went his way In the days when the
wheel was popular ould complain of
his reception In no way.
As uneveutful as possible has been
the life of Mr. Johnson. He was bom
where he now lives and has never lost
sight of his home, literally speaking.
His parents were the first owners of
the land.
The Mnnn fact tire of Xlsht Candles
and raraWned Paper.
In the manufacture of wtx matches
and the long and slender tapers which
are known as rats de cave (cellar rats)
the method introduced Into France by
PJcrro Blcsmlare la the middle of the
seventeenth century is still in use, says
the Scientific American.
The method ls practiced to-day in the
Carriere factory at Bourg la Reine,
near Paris. The cords of which the
wick is composed pass Into a basin of
melted wax heated by a small furnace,
from which they are drawn through a
perforated plate to a large wooden
drum which is turned slowly by hand.
The operation U repeated two or three
EWSPAPERS are printing the customary
summer stories of crowds of visitors from
this country flocking to Europe and over
running the hotels and public places. The
treasury statistics show that about 150,000
Americans go to Europe every year, and the
estimated average expenditure of this army
i HE worthy bishop of Ripon laments that
oversight from which our cwn ooun-
iij aisu ouuuj. Aiieie 13 no ruu ul scuoois
of law and medicine, schools of typewriting
and trade, dancing, dramatics, cooking, cor
respondence, china painting, wood carving
times, the size of the hole througb
which the cord passes being IncreaseJ
each time. When the waxed cord ha;
attained the required size It ls woun
on large reels In skeins of 400 or
meters (about 1.500 feet), which an
boxed and shipped to wholesalers. I
is also rjrnlshed Id lengths of from J
to 10 meters (10 to 33 feet) folded ai
often as may be required for conven
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lent packing. These tapers are now
used chiefly by wine merchants and
by sextons in lighting church candles.
The very short and thick candles call
ed vellleuses, or night candles, ar
couiposed of a mixture of wax . and
stea'rine. The moulding machine differs
considerably from the apparatus used
for ordinary candles, although the prin
ciple of the operation is unchanged
After the little candles have cooled the
attendant removes them from the
moulds and conveys them to women,
who put them Into tin cups, which pre
vent the escape of melted wax during
combustion, and pass thexi to other
women, who label and pack them.
Paraffined paper Is made simply by
drawing long rolls of paper by means
of a series of cylinders through a
steam heated trough containing a solu
tlon of parafline and stearic acid and
thence to a la'rge wooden cylinder on
which It Is rolled.
AVnter Thing- to Drink.
Mrs. Wagg (with paper) Oh, John,
here's something good to know. It
says a few drops of lemon Juice In a
glass of water will kill all the living
things In It. I'll try It"
Mr. Wags Pardon nn my dear, not
for mine. I'd sooner swallow an aqua
rlnm than a morgue any day." Ros
ton Transcript
3Iodern Conveniences.
Mrs. Hunter And what door Is that?
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The aoor ot xaß nieuieiue cioseiy
The Aecnt .(who Is showlmr them
through the fiat) Medicine closet!!!
No, ma'am, this Is the spare room!
When a woman has a "voice" and
belongs to a church, look out for
The trouble with the marriage list
ls that it has to be revised so often.
When a woman entertains, the men
her husband Is owing money get buy,
" It
For years a gentleman of prominence
during tbe war made a practice of ask-
ng every naval and military command
er of boto the Northern and Southern
service whom he met to jot dovn in his
own words what he considered the fun
niest and the saddest incidtjts arising
from the great conflict that had come
under hi.i observation. The greatest
men in the nation complied with the re
quest at various times and some of the
stories have been put together by the
collector and are now published. The
last story in the collection came from
Gen. Sherman only a short time before
he died. Each is reproduced exactly
as written:
Gen. Grant's Saddet nnd Funniest.
It was In a field hospital, within
whose canvas walls many of our brave
boys lay wounded and dying; among
tbem were two comrades' " who were
more nearly like Damon and Pylhias
than any other two men I ever knew.
They had been born and bred in the
same town, had enlisted at the same
time, and had never been separated for
a moment since they first donned Un
cle Sam's blue uniform. I am sure that
either would gladly have laid down his
life for ibe other. They had both been
slightly wounded before, the one having
received e bayonet thrust in the left
arm and the oiher having had the in
dex and middle fingers of his right hand
hot away. Now they lay side by side,
however, their Injuries were of a much
more serious character. The surgeon
looked very grave, and he turned from
one to the other, and the gravity of his
Äpressioa deepened as he concluded his
second examination. Then, as was his
custom for he' held it a physician's
duty always to Inform a patient of the
true state of his case he told them
plainly, but not without feeling, trat
they bath had but a few moments fo
"All. right,' said one faintly but firm
ly, 'we will die together, as I always
hoped w would.
"I wont to go It Tom goes, mur
mured thf other. 'Give me your hand,
dear old boy, he continued, and he
reached out his left hand toward his
comrade. "The dying, man grasped the
extended hand, but finding it whole and
unmalmed, he cast It away from him,
saj'ing, No, no, not that hand I I want
the one that was partly shot away oa
the battlefield.'
"Ills comrade extended his wounded
hand, and Tom, hU eyes fast glazing In
death, clasped it and felt for the stumps
of the missing fingers.
" 'This is the hand I want he ex
claimed, i'nd raising It to bis lips his
spirit passed without a struggle. His
friend, by great exertion, raised his
head and looked at his comrade. See
ing that h was no more he uttered a
loud cry and the two friends were re
"There was no better, more fearless,
or more loyal soldier than old Jaek
Dubbin, br.t he had one fault, and that
was an overweening fondness for the
whisky lttle, or rather for Its con
tents. He had a boon companion whose
name I never knew, but every one call
ed him Uncle SI. While In camp old
Jack was taken III of a fever, and de
spite the unremitting attention of Uncle
Si, died. The corpse developed an un
usual rlg'dity after death and a strange
tendency to fly up into a sitting pos
lure. Accordingly on the night before
its burial It was stretched out upon a
boaid at lull length, resting upon two
wooden trestles, with its head and feet
tied down by ropes-. -Old Uncle SI in
sisted upon watching the remains of
his dead friend. Shortly after midnight
he became .very thirsty and stepped out
to a neighboring sutler's to procure a
ärlnk. During his somewhat protracted
absence two stray cats found their way
to the t?it containing the remains of
old Jack. When Uncle Si returned he
was naturally indignant at seeing these
felines sitting on the corpse one at the
head, th3 other at the feet Seizing a
billet of wood from the ground he aim
cd a powerful blow at the pussy sitting
near the head. It missed its mark and
struck and severed the roie holding
down the head of the corpse, which Im
mediately flew into a sitting posture.
Seizing the dead man by the shoulders
and forcing him back Into a recumbent
position. Uncle SI exclaimed In an ag
grieved tone: 'Darn -ye, old man, lie
down and keep quiet; I'll attend to the
Gen. Joe Johnston's Yarns.
"Perhaps the most touching incident
arising in connection with the war that
I now recall came to my notice on a
railway. train which also bore as a pas
senger the pretty young wife of a brave
young soldier, who by daring bravery
had secured promotion from the ranks
to a Confederate captaincy. The wife
was a Pennsylvania girl whom he had
met while visiting in the North and
whom he had married and taken to his
Southern home Just before the break
ing out of the war. He was one of the
first to enlist in the Confederate army,
and to devote himself more completely
to the cause he sent his wife at the first
boom of the guns at Fort Sumter back
to her parents in Pennsylvania to re
main until the great struggle was end
ed. Now, in ISOd, five years after their
separation, she was on her way South
to rejoin b u- husband and place in his
arms their 4-year-old daughter, whom
he had never seen. It was not long be
fore all the passengers on our car knew
the romantic story of the pretty little
woman and her beautiful child, and
there was not a man among us who did
not feel a tenderness for and a protect
ing Interest in both. There never was
a woman whose heart was more full
of love and joy. She could do nothing
but talk cf the Captain and wonder if
he had changed so that she would not
recognize him, or if he wouldn't be
able 'to recognize her. Then she would
fall to woDdering if he would know his
little daughter If he mei her In the
street or by her resemblance to himself,
which, as he had never set eyo3 oa her,
did not seem probable. Throughout
that long cay's ride we all entered most
heartily into that dear little woman's
hopes, fears, doubts, joys, and shared
them to such an extent that we were
quite as anxious to see the Captain as
he was.
"We reached our Journey's end, and
before the train had falriy stopped a
tall, elegmtiy-proportloned fellow of
27 came bounding into our car. The
little woman gave such a scream of Joy j
as I can never forget and In less time
than I can tell it was standing In the
car aisle clasped in the young soldier's
arms, and tears of Joy unutterable
coursed down two beautiful young laces
as their lips met For my own part
my own eyes were so full of blinding
moisture that I could see nothing when
the proud and happy wife and mother
led her husband for the first time to the
place where their little child lay sleep
ing. "In one of the early battles of the
war, In the hottest part of the action,
I felt my coattalls pulled by a young
fellow whom I recognized as having
been employed in a tobacco factory
prior to the enlistment
" 'Why are you not fighting In youi
place?" I asked, angrily.
"' Well. I just wanted to tell yoV
that If you don't mind I think I will
take my t:me off to-day.' "
A Story ot General L.ee.
"One o the most devoted adherent!
the Southern cause ever had was Col
M . No matter how thick and black
disaster lowered upon our arms, th
Colonel never saw anything but bright
est hope .nd absolute surety of success
In the near future. In fact, he might,
not Inappropriately, have been styled
the Caleb Balderstone of the Confeder
ate army, for Just as the original Calet
was always representing his master as
being in the mast affluent and prosper
ous circumstances, and Inventing th
most Ingenious lies to make it appear so,
the Colonel constantly represented the
resources of the Southern people to b
limitless in the same clever fashion. A1
length, when defeat stared us plainly in
the face, and my surrender to Gea
Grant was inevitable, a young officer
delicately hinted to the Colonel thai
perhaps his confidence in the ultimate
success of our arms, which was still a
boastful as ever, was perhaps a trlfl
over-weening. The Colonel looked at
him for i moment with an expression In
which contempt anger, horror, and
amusement struggled for the mastery.
Then, with hands uplifted, hair stand
ing on end, and eyes flashing fire, ha
roared but at the discomfited Lieuten
ant in the voice of a Steutor: 'Dam up
Niagara Falls with tissue paper; bottle
up the Atlcntic ocean in a whisky dask;
paste "To let" on the sua and moon ;
catch a flash of lightning between your
thumb and finger; build a worm fence
around a winter supply of summer
weather; harness a thunderbolt to a
sulky; waft all the clouds out of the
sky with a lady's fan; saddle and ride
a hurricane; fasten a dish clout to the
tall of a comet; pack up all the stars
li a beer-keg; knock a tornado out of
time with your fist; put hades to cool
In a spring house; put the sky In your
pocket; unbuckle a belly band of eter
nity ; but never, never again allow your
self to fancy for a moment that the poor
little North can ever whip the great
Southern Confederacy."
Sheridan's Two Good Ones.
"Two soldiers of the opposing armies
engaged In a hand-to-hand struggle dur
ing a charge amid smoke so thick that
their faces were unrecognizable. Each
received and inflicted a mortal wound.
The smoke cleared and each recognized
his brother. 'Torn!' 'Harry : passed
like pistol shots, and they fell forward
and died in each other's arms.
"Once in camp myself and some ol
my brother officers fell desperately ic
love with a female voice we used tc
hear sinking at night It was simply
angelic, and, resolved, to see the singer,
we followed Its sound through thicket!
and ravines till we came to a lonely
cabin whence the singing proceeded
Creeping up to the window, 1 peeped la
and beheld a fat greasy, middle-aged
negress, barefooted, and clad In a sin
gle garment of dirty calico, browning
coffee with a long Iron spoon, while she
gave vent to the sweetest notes I have
ever heard. In my surprise I staggered
forward with a noise that'attracted hex
attention, and, grasping her cofCee skil
let and waving it around her n?ad she
bawled out: 'G'way from deab, white
man; cf jeh don't I'll frow dis yeab
fry in pan right at yo' head." Chi
cago Tribune.
Wanted Ills Boots.
Just after the enemy had been driver
back on the ground he had gained al
Fredericksburg, on Dc. 1?, your humble
servant went looking over the battle:
field. There was snow on the ground,
and I was barefoot I came across (as
I supposed) a dead Yank, with a beau
tiful pair of No. G boots on. Thinks I,
I never did take anything from a dead
man, but I am barefooted, and where
you are ?one they don't wear boots; sc
I think I wi!l tike these. I got astride
of his leg and began to pull. Imagine
my horror, fright and how I ran foi
about two hundred yards upon his giv
lng me a kick. He was not hurt, but
lying there in order to be captured.
One-Eye One In American Tribune.
Additional iV-le. '
At Chlcamauga the thirty-fifth In
diana, known as the Irish regiment
was ord?red to charge n rav.'ie from
which rebel sharpshooters were annoy i
ing our forces. This they did in line
style, and after getting back and find
ing a bit of leisure and a good deal oi
noise, one of the boys fired his musket
Into the air.
His lieutenant exclaimed: "Why tht
h 11 do you shoot In the air?"
"Och!" replied the Irishman, "1
thought iverybody was thrying to make
all the noise he could, and I'd help
It Is unnecessary to add that tLli
raised a laugh, which will be repeated
by any of the Thirty-fifth boys readlnj
Rate of Veterans' Death.
Veteraru of the Civil War are dyiir,
now at the rate of 100 a day, accord
Ing to the records of the United State
pension office. The monthly reports foi
several months past have shown tlx
death rate among the old soldiers to bt
In the neighborhood of 3,000 a month,
Pension office officials who have watch
ed the figures closely and know the ten
dency of the death rate are of the opin
ion that the number of Civil War pen
sioners has reached the maximum an!
that hereafter each succeeding montt
will show a decrease.
A new species of rats has been dls
covered In South America that have
phosphorescent skins, which burn with
a terrifying greenish glare at night In
the day time they look like ordinary
The reason why birds do not fall oil
their perches, says Health, Is because
they cannot open their feet when theii
legs are bent When a hen walks Iti
toes close as It raises Its foot and oper
as It touches the ground.
Lake Morat In Switzerland, turns
red every two or three years, owing to
the rrcsence of a peculiar aquatic plant,
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Pattern Department
Model In M'lilie Panama.
Again is the daii summer girl In
evidence, and again i she showing a
marked preference for white, a some
what extravagant taste it must be ad
mitred, but very, very alluring. This
model is oue that will suit br to a
nicety either for sirirp, poplin, or
Panama, or for lighter lingerie materi
als linen, poplinette. duck, etc. Thi
gored corselet skirt Is exceedingly
graceful and one of the most popular
sf the summer's mode, close about the
lips and flaring full at the bottom. The
Jaunty little jacket, coming just below
v, m.
the top line of the corselet and frith
elbow sleeves, has a charmingly ycuth
ful air
Either of the above patterns will be
mailed to ycur address for 10 f euts.
Send oil orders to the Pattern Depart
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Graeefnl Ciored Skirt.
The design shown in this skirt of
5ne Persian lawn is graceful and strik
ing It Is the work of a well-known
French costumer. . This will make up
iiost attractively In tiilu. summery ma
terials liki muslins, organdies, mulls,
nd silks. The skirt Is cnt In seven
rores, and over the lower edges the
Jounce cut In deep points Is arranged.
PATTERN 0. 1470.
Outlining these io;nts and extending up
?ach scam Is set a strip cf delicate in
sertion, which adds a light and airy
:ouch. The full shirred flounce gives
he necessary flufi'iuess to the bottom
)f the skirt The fullness above the hips
:s adjusted over a fitted under-yoke
which helps hold the skirt in place. The
pattern. No. 1170, is cut In sizes from
22 to HO inches waist measure.
The above pattern will le mailed tc
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Things to Think About.
A serum for hay fever Is used by
physicians In the island of Heligoland,
There are more theaters In propor
tion to; the population in Italy than
elsewLere In the world.
The large number of female farm
hands. In Scctland receive $2 to $2.50
a week, without board or allowances.
Rudyard Kipling says that the' devel
opment of the automobile has benefite 1
humanity mentally, phj-sieally and spir
itually. The Salvation Army is about to ereel
In Los Angeles, at a cost of $12o.0uu,
a boarding house for young women.
England gets about $.",000,000 worth
of new gold from Africa every month
and $7,000,000 worth out of Australia.
Artemlev, a Russian electrician, ha?
invented a pliable coat of mall which
effectively protects aaginst currents of
100,000 volts.
In Maine, Kansas and North Dakota
they have prohibition by State law, la
thirty-eight other States they hav it
by local option.
An East India medical Journal re
ports the discovery, by Capta'u Rost
of a cure for leprosy. It Is "loproMiC
a substance analngous to Koch's "tuber
culin." 'Nearly every person who commit
suicide by drowning partly undresses
before entering the water," gaid Ir.
Wynn Westcott at an, inquest in Lon
don. The total value ot the Russian war
ships either sunk by the Japanese or
captured by them In the recent war has
ten found by the Russian ministry of
tnarii: to amount to $ 132,S30,CC0.
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