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täilvü at the Plymouth P-t oi'jivr as mviiI Vla- matter. A. K. XI UMKKMAN. A. 1. SMITH KlMTons AM I'noi-jjiKToiis.' rr.'.( iiirrioN ri:ici:. Oac Y ar S M r!iN Ox acou'it of heavy shipments of lemons from Europe there is a j:t 'lia bility that verv io;v prices will soon pre vail in the American market. This is interesting news to the American beües who use lemon juice f r their complexions. A ooh'any of IJritish surveyors are reported to be running a new boundary line between Alaska and Canada, pre liminary, it is presumed, to one of the an I sva's lor whL 1 Kn;l i a I is u .i nus. i in new Hue will rob the I'nited ta? -s oi' verv valuable territory, incluel ing uüiies. harbors ami hsheries Caua Ja is sürrmg up the mater und Kurland is i-a-klng her co'onv. T!ii:i:i: seems to fn bivakcrs a cad in the gu-at Tri-ennia! Convention of t!ie American Kpisc pal Church now in session in Minneapolis, on account of radii ai differences between the laymen Uhd the bishops on 111:1' ters that are p.) come uj for consideration before this joiivention. A revision 01 thecoiistitu- tioii is one 01 the things t!iat will be presented for discussion. Tilt: much tiio 1 'I uivoive question ha.- been i t-ceivin g a g: d deal of at tention lately in -ut:i Carolina. The state occupies a unique positon am ng the states of being the only one which has 1:0 divorce law. A section of the constitution of that Mate forbidding the granting of divorcer for any cause w!:atever and not allowing recogndion of divorces granted in other states has been adopted. Thiö will make it neces sary lor people in that section of the sunny south to look well and long and consider prayerfully before they leap into the matrimonial sea. Mn, JIlaine said of (link-Id after his death, in endeavoring to show why he was not a great parliamentary lead er, that such a leader is one "who be lieves his party is always right, but rigid or wrong he is for his party. The great desire of those who are ambitious to be party leaders is always that their supporters shall be those who will sup port hem right or wrong. That this is a wrong view of true statesmanship f r even honest partisanship is evident to every thinking man, because if there be no honest principle to attain there is no honest party to sustain. No honest an l patriotic man will continue to fol low a leader or be loyal to a party if leader and party desert or abandon the principles which are the fundamental object. K.'..:..ND has now placed herself in the paiadoxical position of wishing for protection. Slit does not desire protec tion in commerce or iodu.;:i hovevi-. but docs deah e it 111 the matrimonial market. Truth, of Loudon, paid a very high compliment to the American ladies Tuesday, when it said, british mamma's and their daughters will soon be clamoring lor protection if ali the prizes in the matrimonial market are to fall to the American damsels."' This confession on the part of an Kngiish publican on must have cost a heroic ef fort. While it is true that the money bags ot bbated American bond-holders have tn.-ir attractions for the nobility t)f Luiope, the chief cause of s many international marriages undoubtedly lies in the superior attractions of the American ladies who are known and noted for their Leauty all over the civil ized world. Aftkk all that had been hoped of the Hock Iliver Methodist Conference at Klgin, Illinois, by those who advo cated the giving to women a place in the conference, the woman's party has been most disagreeably surprised by defeat. This question of giving women a higher place in ihe councils in the Methodist Church has been agitated for a long time and it was finally hoped by those in favor of giving women a direct voice in the alTairs of the church that the outcome of the Kock Kiver Conference would give them a victory. This defeat is a set-back to the progress of women in thrs particular direction and it now behooves the women's party in the Methodist conference to take plenty of time and get "a good ready" for the next convention. Since a part of a large iortion of church work falls upon the ladies it is no more than right that they should have the privelege of better representation in the affairs of the organization in which they are so largely interested. once happy china. A Chinese Scholar in Pari Takes a Gloomy View of Modem Civilization. "You wish to know." said he, "the opinion of our philosophers and sages in regard to the effect of the war just over upon the condition of the Chinese. Well I will give it to you. I put aside all the humiliations of defeat and place myself upon more solid ground. The war has robbed us forever of our tranquility and our happiness. We were happy and led simple lives; but. by bringing to us what you may call the benefits of civili-zati.-n, the Japanese will destroy our traditions and our hereditary virtues, confuse our customs and mode of living and make us like themselves, ambitious, restless, and eager for conquests. And what will we gain by that? "You fancy that the Chinese are ig norant, poor and wretched, but you must remember that happiness exists in the idea that one forms of it. In other word's a man is happy when he believes himself happy, when he confines his de sires to the few joys which are within his reach. The peasant who eats his rice at the close of his day's work is sat isfied with his fate, provided he keeps his eyes away from the riches of others and closes his heart against covetous-;u.-s. The evil sentiments of envy, jeal ousy and social hatred have never yet penetrated our population. I assure you that you wrong the poor Chinese. They are gt-ntle. mild, good-humored, honest, scrupulous, loyal, sympathetic anJ eh -tri tabic. "You may have read the accounts of certain cruelties and barbarities, but th.y belong to the laws of war, which are equally barbirous in all countries. In a condition r.f pin -.-, when their quie tude is 11. t disturbed, the Chinese are c marvelous benignity, which is only eoialkd by the g-nlleness of their wives. I fancy that I know the rarlslan 1 i. lies, l.ut I do not hesitate to say that the Chinese women are superior to them. In the first place, our ladies have HitJe feet. They are good-natured and devoid of all coquetry. They have a d ej. sentiment of modesty, and their existence passes along without disputes and without quarrels. The woman who makes scenes is unknown in our favored climate. Our women are contented with the dresses their lords and masters give tii-in and they never run up bills with dressmakers or modistes." Republic rra nca ise. A CHINESE THEATER. I.nr Agiinst Women on Ihe St.ije I Kiwitt nnil l'ji:iltcr:ill. We entered the building assigned to "The Ascending Luminous Dragon" by a small side door and proceeding for some distance along : very narrow, whitewashed passage and down a flight of steep and narrow wooden steps we arrived at the kitchen of the establish ment, where "celestial' cooks were bus ily employed preparing savory (?) dishes for the performing company, says a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine. Our place, however, was not there, so on we went up two more flights of equally steep, dark and uninviting stairs. Through a door at the top we walked unceremoniously into the "holy of holies," otherwise the "greenroom." Here the actors were in various stages of personal adornment, some applying cosmetics, others dressing, while many more, smoking and chattering, were re hearsing their peculiar parts, which, to our untutored eyes, seemed to be com posed of the most absurd and extrava gant antics. Here and there were scat tered small tables, around and upon which those of the performers whose parts w over listlessly reclined. Halalin: lit.: and garments of wonderful cut hue 'j around the walls and were scattered about the floor and tables in reckless profusion, while huge chests containing "property" were deposited at Intervals around the room. From there was the direct approach on to the stage. The artists were exclusively' Chinese and, despite the deceptive makeup, all men. No woman is allowed on the stage of a CMnrse theater in any ca pacity whatever. Sirange as it may sound, the ot-h-sb-n is, however, hardly noli. -cable, f.r the get-up of the men iroper.-.ina ting female characters is so perfect that it is with difficulty one can really lo c r.;;;v.-t( ll.al the im.tltcrahlo law on the subject has not been in fringed. Nevertheless, In its stern rigidity It is as unalterable as a law of the Medes and Persians. ROMANCE OF AN OLD FIDDLE. It Krouht Wraith and Land to a Wichita 31k 11. Hugh McGuire, a farmer near God dard, Kan., received a violin by express that had in It something more soothing to a "Kansas farmer than music. Two years pg. liia unole, Peter Conroy, died at Washington city. Ho was supposed to have some money saved 111, and as McGuire was Ids idy heir he antici pated a little fortune. When Cor.roy's wi:l was opened it was found that he left nothing to McGuire but an old fid dle he brought from Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, in IS IS. McGuire was so indignant that he would not pay ex press charges on the fiddle to Kansas. One night he dreamed the fiddle was full of money. He spoke about it to his wife, and the latter, believing in dreams, appropriated $2.S0 from her butter and egg to pay the charges. It arrived to-day, and when examined he found in It $1,800 In mony and a deed to 1G) acres of land near Glymount, Va. Not a word of explanation was with the money and Hugh McGuire is won dering what his uncle's Idea was. The Instrument was torn to pieces to get the money out, but it will be glued to gether again and hung on the wall of Hugh McGuire's cottage as a monu ment to his uncle's memory. A Dangerous Drramcr. A young married couple lived very happily together. One morning, how ever, the young woman was very mo rose at the breakfast table and behaved in a most extraordinary way. The hus band noticed the change in her man ner, but on being questioned by him as to the cause of it she would not give him satisfaction until he finally insisted on being told what was the matter. "Well," she said at last, "If I dream again that you have kissed another woman I will not speak to you again as long as I live." Kx. Still to ourselves In every place con signed, Our own felicity we make or find. roldsmlth. A Idealization of Table. In view of the season of old settler's re-unions it is perhaps interesting for one who has passed the half century mark in life to look back upon the im provements aiid wonderful changes and marvelous progress of the country in which he lives, which are within his own personal remembrance. As boys we lead as the wildest fables the tales in the Arabian Nights, and yet our ex perience realizes the fullillme nt of many as marvelous things. Lven the man of forty-live remembers that it Mas con sidered as one of the wildest llights ol oratory when the impassioned speaker prophecied along in the fifties that New York ami Ihe Pacific coast would be united by railroad and that the jour ney which then took six or eight months of tedious and weary travel would be t ravei sed 111 the same number of days, it is therefore a matter of pride as well as satisfaction to consider that within our own remembrance we have worked out such miracles of progress ami such an absolute annihilation f time and space. That we have out wilted ancient prophecies and miracles and worked out a '5 facts the supposed preposterous fables of the ancients. We have sub dued the lightning and can talk with our friends even across the almost hi'iindiess ocean. We have exposed the secrets of the North Pole and opened up the supposed unfathomable regions of darkest Africa. We have seen the rapid transit of people lo ali parts of the world so accomplished that if 1 man now so desire:., to spend his threemonths vacation he can in that time make a Lour around the known woihl. With u:l this marvelous advance in the f.fty years is it to be wondered at that so-called imaginary and visionary men are imagining and grasping after what we suppose now to be absolutely inta'.i gfh!e things? Is it any more ridiculous for us to boast now that before the close of ihe next century our great great grand-children will enjoy 'heir three months vacation in a trip to ihe moon, than it was for our ancestors who lived an hundred 5 ears ago to have ever dreamed or seen visions of the people of tills country abolishing moun tains; preserving the sayings and hear ing the words of (he dea l members, of their lamilies in their own voices, veurs after they have been burie I, through the phonograph; harnessingthe thunder bolts of the Almighty to drive machin ery and transfer us from the Atlantic to the Pacific at the rate of a hundred miles an hour? The practical man may say all such boastings are but t he inouthingsof the impracticable. JSut the answer is that rn science, in art, in machinery, in politics, in everything where human activity is displayed it is and has been the so-called impraetie ible men who have produced the practical results. The abolitionists were de nounced as a moot impracticable set, but they brought about the attainment of their theory. Dr. Morre was a net-red at for j ears as a visionary, but he worked out his vision, and there is ap parently no end to the praciie il n suits, dust as the practical Dr. Lardner said a steamship could not cross the Atlantic bt cause she could not carry enough coal, the impracticable and visionary captain of a steamship sailed into New York harbor direct from Liverpool. Just as a practical scientist proved by logarithms or conic secVit ns or some other practical demonstration (hat a train could not go through ahaigtunuei without suffocating all the pa-sengers, aa impracticable engineer eiitl go through with a!! the pa range. s sue and comfortable. And so it goes, ami so it will ever be. There is no limit to the inventions of man, ami whenever anyone becomes terribly in earnest he is likely to accomplish what he sets out to accomplish, no matter how vision ary anel impracticable he may seem to a sneering world. The man who is now fitly years of age has seen and realized more of the progress of the world than dil ten generations of tho.se who pre ceded him. The man of fifty in this lalter part of the nineteenth century is older than Methuselah and ought to be wiser ami better.- Pckin (III.) Tribune. Aeeiileiitall v Killed. Louis Schindler, a young man about 2d years of age, clerk for Davidson & 1 'ort er, at Laporte, was accidentally shot anil instantly killed, Sunday after noon, on the shore e)f Tine lake. Schin dler and a fellow clerk, Frank Mass, also e)f Laporte, started out trap shoot ing and were getting their boat ready when one of the guns which were lying in the boat was accidentally discharged by a jar of the boat. The charge passed between ono of Mass' arms anel his body, ruining his coat, but only scratch ing t ho llesh. The full charge of shot struck Schindler full on the left side of his face, mangling his head badly and killing him instantly. Michigan City News. Xanic U 31 ml." The Laporte Herald in its issue of Wednesday, is very pointed in some of its remarks, and in speaking of the Kock Paver conference, i.i about right. It says: The Kock Kiver District Methodist conference ought to change its name. It is behind the times, having voted down a resolution to admit women delegate to the general conference of the church. The name of that con ference should be "Mud" instead of "Kock." i : 1 . The Young Wou.;ii Who AVrnt to Chi cago !n Men" (lot hing. MI?s Ilettie Dickey, the young lady from Delaware who recenty visited Chi cago in men's eloLrir.g. has told the com plete story of her adventures. It ap pears that fr y-ars she has had an overwhelming d?sire to be a man. The impulse to si-e the world as a man sees it grew upon h r to such an extent that she finally decided to leave home. She secreted a suit of her brother's clothes in the woodshed, and soon after noon on March 24 she slipped quietly into the shed and put on masculine attire. Then she walked calmly out of the yard in front of her home to the road lead ing to Kiamensi station on the Balti more & Ohio railroad. It was then about 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon. She followed the tracks three miles without meeting anyone. Then two men came in sight, and, for fear of de tection, she turned aside into a field and made her way to Newark, where she took the 3 o'clock train for Balti more. By this time her parents were searching the country for her in the im mediate vicinity of their home. Beach ing Baltimore, she stopped for an hour. Then she bought a ticket to Chicago, and left on the 7 o'clock train over the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. All the ."noney she had on leaving home was ?10. She -em licd Chicago on the night of March 2i with $::.4 in the pocket of her trousers. Her original intention was to go to Deaver er San Francisco. In b-th of those p'aces she has relatives. After her arrival in the Windy City she was at a i's to know where to lay her head. Sho was afraid to go to a lodging-house, so she concluded to walk the stivets rather than run the rik of being detected. For two nights she a-omped the sidewalks of Chicago l.e oro touting a place of shelter. At last she found a big lumber yard near the lake, and th:re she spoilt five nishts among the yih r- of lumber. What little food she ate during tins time she pur chased at cheap restaurants. In all of thes? she seated hers. -if at tables along side men. For three nights she occupied a corner in a box car standing on a side track of the Illinois Central railroad. One of the employes discovered her and demanded an explanation of her pres ence. She maintained bor fortitude and succeeded in escaping arrest. She wt nt on in thi3 way for two weeks until, over come by exhaustion, she fell. ill. and was removed to the Cook County Hos pital. The incessant tramping anil tiie clumsiness of her brother's shoes caused severe Injuri to her feet. Upon re moval of the shoos at the hospital flesh came off with them. A diagnosis of h'T case was ma le by the physicians in c h arge. Wh i 1 e m a k I n g n n c x a in i n a t i n of her lunga lie discovered her sex. She told him her name was Ilettie Dicker son, but subsequently admitted that it was Ilettie Diekey, und that her home was in Stanton. Del. After listening to her narrative the doctor notified her parents. On April 21, one month from the time of her disappearance, she wrote to her mother, describing her sufferings and asked forgiveness. She reached home a week ago, and, with the excep tion of a slight feeMeness, she was none the worse for the experience. LANGUAGE OF THE FLAGS. VTIi:it They Are Supposed to Keprcsent in Ie:tth or l ife. To "strike the Hag" is to lower the na tional colors in t--ken of submission, says the School Journal. Flags are used as the smbol of rank anl comman-1, the officers using them heing called flag officers. Such flags are square, to dis tinguish them from other banners. A "flag cf truce" is a white flag displayed to an enemy to Indicate a desire for a parley or consultation. The white flag is the sign of peace. After a battle par tics from both side3 often go out to the field to rescue the wounded or bury the dead, under the protection of a white flag. The red flag is a sign of defiance, and is often used by revolutionists. In our service it is a mark of danger, and shows a Vessel to be receiving or discharging her powder. The black flag is the sign of piracy. The yellow fing shows a vt-s.-el to be at quar antine, nnl is tl'o sizn f contagions di?- ease. A 0. a I r.ast means mourn ing. Fishing and other vessels return with a flig at half-mast to announce the loss or tleath of some of the men. Dip ping a flag is lowering It slightly and then hoisting it again, to saluto a vessel or fort. If the President of the United States goes afloat, the American flag is carried in the bows of his barge or hoist ed at the main of the vessel on board of which he is. Won in Kegu'wr Order. The report of N.i.-roll ih Khan's im pre?sion that, as tl.o first race he saw nt I'psom was won by the prince of Wales, while on the se-cn l il.i' premier was tri umphant, they arran .atters in this way on the turf in this country seems to be borrowed from what actually took place at the raeos near the monastery in the Crimea during the war there. A purse was given by he executive to be run for by a horse, the property of our French allies. Some fifteen started and finished In strict accordance with their army rank the race being won by the general, the colonel being second and the major third, but the subalterns no where! London World. A Judge of Faces. Cecil Rhodes is a man of very simple tastes, remarkably unaffected, and plain-spoken. lie has an Iron will, but Is soft-hearted, and Is a philanthropic dreamer as well as a man of deeds. Mr. Rhodes judges men very quickly, and by their faces. Iy merely looking at a man once he can make up his mind what sort of a character he has to deal with. Once a friend wrote to him ask ing him to do something for a young man who was anxious to go to South Africa. The King of the Cape replied to this effect: "Send me his photograph and I'll let you know by return mail whether I can do anything for him or not." Ex. The Hanking l'owi r. Recent statistics show that the total "banking power," as it Is called, of the world Is 4,000,000,000, or $20,000.000.000. Of this North America, mainly this country, controls 1,200, 000,000, while all Europe, Including Gieat Rrltaln, France, Germany, Bel glum, and the Netherlands, all the great "capitalist" nations, control but 2,300,-000,000. WANTED TO EC A M No ctb'.r hoci-L ?n this city ev er IS DID V.SLI or CAN äs! I such sterling Ql'AL! TIES at such LOW prices as W'li quote. WE ARE SOLE AGENTS "STALEY'S WESTERN MADE0 Wool Underwear Overshirts mm äG'StaleyAfö'Sq Factory south bend Ind. OUR rlriv t'-iNi UiSOfcRWfcAR Is the Veüy HksT ever shown ?n Marshall (. A V e have a Men's Nat n ural Fleeeed Shirt sueh 3 as you have been paying y $1.00 for that Ave iive vou for bVt rents. A-G'StäiTeyg-So. Factory South Bend - Ind. Come in and look this stock over. U. C. KUHN & SON. 9 I isgi to tlw t'ity. There is a gang ol loafers and w;n;!d be yports who hang ut on Laporte street, from Michigan to C uter stre s every evening, who are a nuisa-.ice ::nd disgrace lo the city. Scuire'iy a night passes when the weither permits im these things in human form c'.:y;ie '.;i-e blockading the sidewalk, making ihe air foul with cigarette smoke aid tic sidewalks impassable with a sln.iy co ering of tobacco .-ph. Toey nave in business, only to make then:.-, iv,-: general liihsane-e to the public, with their loud talk and vulgar iaiia i :e. olten insuiiiug ladies who l;ap;ev. pass without an escort. Meicaa.ils complain that ha-ioi acl-uaily dr.vcn away frohi thfir stmvs i Los ms;g. a ladies will i.o j .us tha. w.,;, ir.; s-r., ' are obliged lo. Only one oi' the many c.i.-es that have come to our notice was that cd' last evening, when two respect able young ladies we ic passing that way and ere insulted. They found an officer and reported the affair to him, but nothing was done. This disgusted one of them to such an exlent that she start eel to give her assailant a public culling which had she not been prevented by bystanders, would probably have taught the fellow a lesson. The subject is one e)f public impi rtaru e and should not be allowed. A Pointer or ;irU. When a young man hangs around a girl in her own home and shrinks fiom roeognrzing iter in public, esi ecially if there be a marked difference in their social condition, you may cn.crtain some able-bodied supicious thai tilings are no. whatlhcy seem. A Mpuaremau will aeknowla.lgo his woman tram's anywhere ami every n hei c if the ait. ad right, anel his failure to do o implies either that he is a moral coward ami a snob er that he regards them as good enough for sub rosa llirtatious. Any girl with two grains of self-respect will realize this fact at once ami call the young man down. She knows that outsiders are not blind, neither are they stupid, and while in many cases they say mdhing with their lips their eyes do a lot of talking. It is a downright injustice to a girl and fre quently places her In a false position, but if she belongs in the giddy whirl not on the ground llor of society, it looks a little bit too decollette to hang around her trying to chaperone her with his i yes while any third party is in the vicinity. Shelbyville Democrat. It Surely Will Kill. Thomas ICdison, in maintaining that electricity will kill sure beyoni all possibility of resuscitation if properly administered, explains the meaning of certain technical terms in electricity in roi' rhc ( 'KLKBKATED Stalk v I x der weak and ( U'EUSHHiTs no better niatk than this line of shirts. One of these Shirr will hist you three time as hmp,' ..s the or dinär v ii'oods. "STALEYS WESTERN MADE Wool Underwear Overshirts vtYl 1 a way that common people can under stand, winch it is sale to say few ever did before. Volts, he says, denote the force of the electric current; amperes its volume or the space in which it is allowed to act. ulf you use a missle as slender as a knitting needle," says the Wizarel, "it will not deliver so heavy a blow as a bar an inch thick Hying at the same rate." That is to say, one might receive many thousand volts of elec tncity from tin knitting needle, and it nou!d be' Harmless, 1 ecause ei.ough of d could not gel at him at once. That, current would not h ie amperes enough, i lit t il you lake a thick wire or bar and pass the same numi er of volts through ii io !ht- man would 'drop dea '. i l::' !; h ! ' ! lie t .;. i v:;t eoidd touch him :u t.'t.ce to de.-trwy :.ia i;:V. Toe ampere forci in that case would be smlieient. On liluay. Last evening, while walking along 'Midway,"" or in other words Laporte street, we saw quite a crowd congre gated in front of the Gem Cigar Store. ()n investigation we eliscovered that Some one hail been too previous with their tongue, and reaction was taking place. The probabilities are that in the futuie? (he victim of the tongue lashing will not be so fre with h! supposed jokes. Kxcti I'Mon !ia!r-., tll:ml i Kii(in. Hound trip tickets to Atlanta, (ia., account the Lxposition are now on sale via Pennsylvania Lines at reduced rates. Persons contemplating a trip to the South during t he coming fall and winter will lind it profitable' to apply to ticket agents ol" the Pennsylvania lines lor details. The person to tee at Ply mouth is- Ticket Agent .1. Ik Haynes. Tto' ;ui!mi I'.iir Will be held n t week. The manage ment assure us thai the prospects were never before as good as they are this year. The classes are being rapidly filled and some unusually line racing may be expected. Lalloon ascension and parachute dt scent Wednesday, Thursday and Priday. Lxcursion rates on the railroad. Don't miss it. !iiii-!mh I)itiMt I air hi ion Via IVim s.lv;tni.i I. im-. Oct. Slh to 11th to llouibon from Ft. Wayne, Valparaiso anil intermediate .icket stations o.i Pennsylvania Lines. Low round trip rates in idled for lour- bon District Pair; return eempons valid Oct. 12th, inelush e. I'liiieridty ltt'iision la-Hurcn. Our sister citypValparaiso, has, by the earnest work of a few, succeenled in making arrangements for a series of extension lectures, commencing next Thursday evening. What is Plymouth going to do for literary entertainments during the coming winter? . V I t s f i.