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Uli Ixindon Times, which is the
pa r.i articular and especial organ of British interests, nuts the whole money question in a nutshell as fol lows: "It seems impossible to pet bimetal lists to understand that there is quite a largo number of us for whom a gen eral rise of prices has no charms what ever. We like them low, and the low er the better. If they all went down to half their present figures we should rejoice, because we have nothing to sell and a great many things to buy. For those who have things to sell we do not feel any great concern." Now, says the Atlanta Constitution, this is all there is in the whole business. The London Times speaks for what is technically known as the city the banking interests the interests of Lombard street. When It says "we have nothing to sell," it speaks for the large and growing class in this coun try and in England that produces noth ingthe class that collects its aunuities and clips its coupons, having nothing to sell and everything to buy. Honest people ought to be thankful to the Times for speaking out so plain ly. It states the whole case in a nut shell. It speaks for the whole class of those who have nothing to sell, but ev erything to buy. This class, represent ing one man in every one hundred thou sand of the world's population maybe less, is undoubtedly right in desiring to make prices lower and lower all the time. They care nothing for the pro gress of tiie world, nor for the state of business. All that they are Interested in is the increase in the purchasing power of the money in which their debts, and the interest on them, are paid. That is the main thing. They do not look to the future, nor do they antici pate a moment when their debtors will be unable to pay in gold. They know that if liquidation oecins they will get in the neighborhood of gold values for whatever may be realized, and so they are content to wag along under the gold standard, which makes money dealers richer and all producers poorer, i The Constitution has stated hereto fore that the money question was mere ly a question of prices a simple con test between those who deal in money and those who buy money with the products of their laboi-. The London Times, the organ of the British gold nionometallists, makes this perfectly plain when it says that "a general rise in prices has no charms whatever." No charms, of course, to the creditor class, for then debtors would be able to pay their debts on easier terms. Producers would have to give a less quantity of their cotton and wheat in order to pro cure a given quantity of debt-paying and taxpaying money. When the Times says that "a gen eral rise in prices has no charms what ever," it means that general prosperity in the Tinted States has no charms whatever for the British shylock. We have no criticism to offer on the some what seltish remarks of the Times. From the point of view of an organ of British interests the Times is undoubt edly correct. A general rise of prices in the United States or, what Is the same thing, general prosperity instead of helping Great Britain, would hurt it, and hurt it very seriously. It would have to give a larger amount of gold for our products for our cotton and wheat -and as a result, its profits would be tremendously cut down. Great Britain is the buyer of cotton, wheat and other staple commodities, and the people of the United States are the sellers. A general rise in prices would bring about general prosperity here at the expense of Great Britain. The gold nionometallists would declare that we had no sound money; but prices would be sound, and Great Britain would have to give up her "sound" money in order to obtain our cotton and ur wheat. The whole business is as simple as a Mini in addition to those whose minds are not confused. England, being the buyer of our food products and of our raw material, is interested in low prices. The people of the United States, being the producers of food products and the raw material that Great Brit ain is obliged to have, are interested in higher prices. By remonetizing silver, they can, at one stroke, secure higher prices and a return of prosperity. The question is, will they allow the politicians to fool them in this business? Not a Novelty. bimetallism is no novelty. It is -1,-r0J years old. Cold monometallism is not yet 00 years old in this country, not 'Si years old. Ilimetallism for centur ies was a triumphant success. If we may judge by the conditions prevailing in the treasury nt Washington gold monometallism is a failure. The Director of the Mint has shown that the world now produces as much gohl as its total product of gold and silver In ISOo. This means that the world's business is thirty years ahead of its supply of standard money. It Is leyond dispute that If gold should be generally demonetized. It would lose value as silver did. Why should men deny, with respect to silver, that which they must admit with respect to gold? The stock of wheat Is not enlarged by issue of elevator certificates. The stock of sound money cannot be in creased by the emission of pamper notes and other bank credits. A vegetarian who would starve to death when beef was available, because he could not get vegetables, would be pronounced a fool. A nation is not less foolish if it permit scarcity of gold violently to Iis order its business when it may have security and peace by using silver with gold. The period of greatest prosperity the world ever saw followed immcdi ntely upon discovery of gold and silver deposits in the West. No nation ever had, or can have, too much metal mon ey. We have deliberate! v discarded half of that which the Creator gave to us. Manufacturer, Philadelphia. Puzzle of the Period. w ny was silver demonetized? Who knows? wio were the beneficiaries? Who can tell? Why was a prosperous industry crip pled? Why does everybody favor bimetal lism? Why do some who faver (':) it oppose it? Why does everybody admit demone tization was wrong? Why do so many of them assent to its continuance? Why, If it was wrong, can it not bo put right? ho stands in the way of It, and why? Who is running this country, any how? Who are they running it to benefit? Why should the English banker be more favored than the American silver miner? Why should the United States Gov eminent stand in with the Englishmen? Why do bankers assume the aver age citizen has no sense? Why does the average citizen submit to such an assumption? These are the puzzles of the period. This Is a Clincher. The Denver News says that one of the arguments now floating about the coun try as a clincher upon the advocates of free coinage is that a very large proportion of all bonds and other In struments of indebtedness is payable specifically in gold. We are asked what good it would do to restore bimetallism since those debts must be met in one metal only. Those who advance this statement do not seem to realize that the trouble lies in the appreciation of grid. If silver were restored to an equality with gold as primary money the appre ciated quotation of the yellow metal, due to Its being the sole money of final redemption would fall. Gold would come down. Sixteen ounces of silver would buy an ounce of gold. In rela tion to all manner of commodities gold would fall likewise and a bushel of wheat would exchange for as nearly as much gold as It will now procure. It follows, therefore, that the redemption of bonds payablo in jrold could practi cally be made In gold or silver. An automatic law would quickly adjust the relations of gold with other pro ducts of human labor and strip the metal of the valuation given to it by the selfish legislation In the interest of the gold owners. When Will We Pee? At Berlin, at Vienna, at Paris, one day last week the Eastern question had so unsettled the stock exchange that shares fell L'O, 22, 40 and 4 florins and that "since the memorable collapse of 1S73 no such startling panic had oc curred at Vienna." It is only two years since our panic was induced by shipping gold to Austria "to put her linn neos on a sound money basis." When will common sense open its eyes and see the position to which gold legislation has brought the world that the finances of the world are so in the hands of the brokers and speculators in stocks that a war rumor is in danger of bankrupting business everywhere. In Europe all governments but Kussia belong to the gold syndicate and a crisis anywhere breeds. In the language of the press dispatches ruin. And yet every effort is now being made to In clude the United States in this "ruin." Bussia is free from it because she Is a silver nation makes and uses Iter own money. The Way It York9. If the people have confidence In the banks to leave their deposits with them, and the banks have confidence in the people enough to loan freely, and in each other so as to work together, everything may move swimmingly. Iiut if one-eighth of the deposits should lie withdrawn, it would call for all the actual cash in the vaults. It would compel the banks to call in loans In even greater pniMrtion. It would mean hardship und trouble, especially for those who are weak financially anil dependent on their credit. Or, if the banks become frightened ns they did In 1 (mul they always stand on ticklish ground), they may precipitate disaster for all the weak and dependent, both among themselves and their customers. Why is the practice of the Chinese In making the feet of their females fit their shoes and not making the shoes fit the feet, like the gold standard? Because the gold standard makes the business of the country fit the volume of money and does not make the yol-. umo of money fit the business of the, country. Silvcv Knight. WOBK OF COXGItESS. MEMBERS OUTLINE WHAT WILL 1 BE DONE. Pome of the More Important M fas nrcs to He Introduced by Senator and Representatives TlieSliip Caaal Project to Keccivo Attention. Capital City Clint. sl.ingt"!! corn spon. I.T.eo: w Till- coii'.'llg m-s-sion of the 11" Vngivss promises in-: to be full of int r stinir work tor its lu e 111 b e r s. and fr in first t last will hold th atten tion of people gen erally. With a view of getliiig :i1-van-e information t h e writ r lias niale inquirh-s of a ii'iniher f th 1 i s t i n g u i shod members of I - - r : houses for a fair tlino ..f tii.t !.-... II. th ion of interest to na.le to th,-se in- 1 Kpr-seutatives the main in uv.. tlie p'opu-. Aiiswts m quiries ty Senators ami substantially agn-e in things. One is that ihe rvemioi of iln (Joverninent must be in reasnl. Tin other is that the outl..k for general legis - lation is poor. The sess .n i.roinises io be one of inactivity, enlivened by stage plays in the interest of parties and Presd- dential asnirants. While there is general agreement that the revenues should be inrasd the manner of providing this increase prom- ises to make a .nlli t between Congress and the Prcsi.lcnt right at the start, for many IlcpuhhYnns insist that the revenue bill shall be' drawn on probation lims, and there is an intimation of a possihl conflict and even deadlock between the President ami Congress on this question. The principal subjects singie! out fr tariff protectiou are lumber ami wool. There are aaggestmns also of an incivased tax on ter for the purpose of increasing the rrenues. Cuba, Venezuela ami the Monroe do trine promise to furnish suhicient mate- j rial for discussion and for resolutions. The Nicaragua Canal, a railroad pooling bill and the T.mon Pacific situation will receive attention, r.s will also the pension question. An effort will be made to de- i .:v l. z , : :. r n r ! - - - i lint? iu- ouiuiisMoiiT oi t ensions oi the right to cut off pensions arbitrarily or to reduce their allowances. It looks as if the question of retiring the greenbacks, if pressed by President Cleveland, as it probably will be, will overshadow in im portance the silver question. It may be made one of the leading issues in the next campaign. On the whoh very little legis lation of importance may be expected KFFECTS OF CLOSING CHICAGO roni the coming session cf Congress. Fortunately the party strength is so di vided between the two houses and the Executive that very little dangerous or disturbing legislation need be feared. Treasury Stock Is Sinking. Itecent withdrawals of gold for export y .New j orli tanking houses have re duced the balance in the treasury to $S'.J,- 43'J,0.D, which is about SlUMUMK) below the lawful reserve, and within $1-1,0 i0,- 0U.) of what is cmsih-rel the langer mint. The bullion iu the vaults is valued it $."i4.0SS,7.'U) ami the cun was $SS,07:?,- 04H before the witlnlrawals of Saturday, of which J?.VJ,.,.'S,7;,J represents outstaml ing gold certificates. This leaves a mar gin of less than ?::;. if Hl,MiO in coin avail able for the redemption of greenbacks and other United Stats notes. All the minis have been working stealily through the summer coining gold with the hope of escaping nnother sueh eniergem'y as occurred in February, when coin had to be borrowed frm trust funds to re deem notes ami replaced with bullion. The shipments of gold last week amounted to $.'.'-' '7 .0 M. ami it is expeet el that they will reach JjC.Ooo.mo this week unless something unusual happens to affect exchange. It is belieretl, too. that the flow eastward will con1inu at the rate of ho,immi or $l.MH),tXH) a wecK uuring ine remainder ot nie year, and after the first of January, when divi dends are payable, it will be even great er. The best authorities anticipate a de pletion of the treasury gold to $."iO,0N, C(K or ?(,0MMXM before Feb. 1, unless some action is taken to stop it or replenish the reserve by the sah of bomls. N aid can be expected from the public revenues. The lelicit is piling up larger and larger every month. The exjmrts in October were only .?1'J, OOO.tKH) in ex-'ss of the imjMirts, while they were 2.'t,( '.' ,1. 'ft in excess during the corresponding month last year. Fr th ten months of 1S!Ci cnel Oct. Ill the balance f tral' in our favor was only $;J1,11J,7-Il), while during the correspond ing period in IM t it was $1H .) 5 1, .';, ami this difference is not sufficient to settle balances in Europe and meet mercantile obligations. Assistant Secretary Curtia went to New York last week to confer with the bankers of that city concerning this situation, and he was advised by every one that it would be necessary for the treasury to issue another loan In order to maintain the Government credit until Congress tnkes snie action. The same syndicate that has been supporting the treasury all summer and manipulating exchange so as to prevent the withdrawal of gold is willing to come to the relief of the Government again on much better terms than they demanded last February, gllll 111 II (I 11 L II 1 1 W 11 v V - 3 ' s A ra lfotli''. , bv.t st'pnlntos that action be tflken at once bf-fore public :itilon-e is unsettled and the reserve is ivdu-ed below the danger I-.inr. They agree to furnish -", U.H0 ( " exchange tor Sil i.ooo.i m n) par -: lit Vcl 1 per iit. bonds, and it is be the President will accept their effer without taking the risk tint he did j i".riy in the year, and then call niton (Vh- j j. i::i;i!!fiit rli f. ! l"o- -w York 'ank-rs i'. Iii Mr. Curtis, , ?l:;.t while the Io ermiiej.t .i.i place b'tv1- :it the rate of :, per eont. v. iii ! e.peü. d to pay ::1 least now it per -. ?! i' the reserve i rei!uvd below .t'.1.- 'i i: I w t: ) ii the a 1 :n i ii ist ra; ion gets i.:t '!.e vime ii as it w is in last IV'ira :'; y In v, ill be e: t; npel U d to make auoih- : .; r;1. : sii'iM.i r to .'-a I i : :i ! t h : i with M e ru a n-P.- v. n r s v u ! i ;pe C'arlcr's Two Hat. Tie- lion. Thomas II. 'artr. th1 mem ber of th' I ' i : 1 1 m 1 States Senate from M -atana and the ehairman f the Ib-pub ;:ü .;i'.:-nai i oi.i mi'lce. wears two hats. The change is made wlie:i he crosses tie Nsth meridian of longi tmie. hie is of lll' br..al. sombrero kind. about th ! 'nipiexu-M a nun -eolole; m 'do. ,'os III"! il 1 "(l!ll -.f ' f ÄI j fap of leather. .'W ! In h may be tignt- JI&l) : t'!"'1 "r i t ont to ,. a'innioilate the T. II. ( AHTEi: ; alt-atiot,s iu Si rnator ( .'arter "s head. That ! is tue hat he wears in Montana, whore : J"' s i ooys. inriKs ins wuiskj j straight, chew.s plug tobacco, greases his ! ',,M,tsi Jl,1'l us,s double negatives and oth- cr tonus t lal grammar, lint as Jie r.sses tTie SMh meridian this hat is 1 f"hh'd up can-fully anl tucked away in I tlu l" ket of his gripsack, so that he may ' resume it wh-n he reaches the same point on his next journey westwanl. At the same time Mr. Carier folds up his frontier manners and lays them aside to keep un til they are nt eded again. His other hnt is a sleek and glossy example of the stovepipe variety, cut after the pattern of tiiit which the Duke of Marlborough wore at his wedding. This he onlv wears in the East, when he puts on a bold face. white shirt, and his manners are those of a prosperous New York banker. SUNDAY SHAVING LAW INVALID. Decision by a Chicago Judge that the I;iv Is CI.iKH LiCiiKlatioii. Judge GihW.ns, of Chicago, in a careful ly written opinion, holds that the Cody law, making it a misdemeanor for a bar ber to shave a man on Sunday, is class legislation and invalid. This is the result so far of the fight waged by Chicago bar bers against the law. The case will be reviowd by th Supreme Court next. Tin? Judge, in the course of ins opinion, said: "The basic question of this case is, Can the Legislature single out anv one calling or avocation, which in and of it- o 1 Uu "ft VcjÄZ5?. I IiAlHJElt SHOPS ON SUNDAY. self is not harmful to others, and make it" the subject of special legislation. It can nt be urged that barbering is a pursuit, inimical in itself to the health r morals of the community ns it has long been recognized as a handiwork that verv ma terially ministers to the cleanliness and comeliness of the human familv. "In truth, we find that. this ocfrpation was known to man long before maur of the learned professions found a place in human economy. The prophet Ezokiel said: 'And thou, son of man. take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor.' anl cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thine board.' The courts cannot take cognizance of the moral aspect of the case, even though a seventh day of rest seems to be established by divine decree or natural necessity." SINGULAR RAILROAD ACCIDENT. iwevaiiM Aram ras lies j iiroucrn a Station and Falls to the Street. A remarkable accident oecurrel about two weeks ago in Paris, by which an en gine and tender were precipitated from an elevated platform at the Montparnasse station. Ihe train rolled into the train shed at a rate of about thirty-five miles an hour without being able to arrest it- sel, crashed through the bumpers at the end of the track, as well ns the front wall of the station, ami after traveling about forty-five feet tumbled into the street be low, the engine fairly on its nos?. For tunately at this moment the air brake was put on and the rest of the train was pre vented frm going over. It was to this circumstance that the 12.' passengers in the coaches owe their lives. As to the engineer and fireman they were saved by being thrown from the engine at the first shock and the only fatality, strange to say, that resulted fnun the whole affair, was the killing of a merchant in the street below by the fall of a block of stone detached from the wall by the shock. The cause of the accident quite the most singular in French railway an nals is attributed to a defect in the hand brakes, which, strange to say, are always used on French trains, save in cases of emergency, when the air brakes arc called into play, and in this case the air force could not be applied quickly or effectually enough. Romantic Miss Have there not been moments In your experience when life seemed full of unsatisfied wants? Mr. Hardhead Y-e-s, that's so. Roinantlo Miss At such times I always fly to mu sic for relief. "What do you do, Mr. Hardhead? Mr. Hardhead I adver tise. ttenoboth Sunday Herald. kf' 'J TWO WONDERFUL CITIES. The Iiecin iiing: and Growth of Milwau kee and Chicago. The celebration at Milwaukee of her fiftieth anniversary as a oily brings t mind the great questum which agitated Easp-rn people going West lifty years ago. Iletwtvu Piioaml lsö there was a great division of opinion among the Ohioans. Pennsylvanians. New-Yrk-rs and New-I'nglanders who were con templating following Horace (Jreehy's advic of going West and growing up with the country as to which of th- two pla es. Milwaukee r Chicago, would be tin' b-ading city n th wesi shore of Lake .Michigan and keep the lead. The niajmity of them were of opinion that Mflwaukee was the coming city f the great West except t. Louis, which would fJtand first. Th tnt of the immigrants of that day looking for homes cam West by water, taking steamer at Clcvelaml or Buffalo. The first place at which they stopped was .Milwaukee. They found it lo.-ateI on high grouml, well drained, ami a very handsome sit' for a great eity. From there they usually went ut to IIh k Itiver, thence to the Mississippi n-ir Galena, tbeiice down to U k Isl and, thence across the prairies eastward to 'hicago. ami from here back home again to Cleveland or Buffalo by steam er, for there were no railroads then to lvturn by on the west sile of lh' lake. Those travelers in tin majority of cases relatl that tlu-y hal found Chicago a low, damp. Hat, swampy, undraiiiod pla and with a bad climate on ac nv.tnt of the dampness, but all the same a bustling, brei-zy place, and its pev ple having an anticipation of good times coming when the Michigan canal should be finished. They lidn't like its woohn buildings, erected on posts, or its lmanl pavements, its wooden sile walks on stilts of varying h'ight, its Gwatnps and its sand dunes about Calu met, as compared with the dry soil, rolling prairies, beautiful little lakes, and lin country west of Milwaukee: but they wer1 forcel to confess that Chicago was full of wide-awake, bust ling real estate agents, lawyers, mer chants, buihlers. bankers, etc. It also made a great impression upon tourists that Milwaukee was lm miK-s nearer to C!vel.tnl and Buffalo by wa ter than . hicago. ami that it hai a better harlmr ami entrance and deeper water for vessels, while the Chicago Biver was a narrow, crooked, shallow, stagnant bayou. Thf se were in substance the opinions if i he majority of the tourists who fifty years ago were contemplating moving vestvanl of Lake Mh-higan from the older States, and who came here to spy out the himl. Later the news came that the Illinois and Michigan Canal was completed. and was bringing grain from the interior of the State and tobacco from St. Louis to Chicago, that there was much business being transacted here, and that the city was forging ahead of Milwaukee. In 1R1Ö the latter had about lO.om population and was rapidly growing. wiill among the swamps, sand dunes. and bog holes of Chicago at that time there wer about the same cumber, or sonu'what less. Before the enl of the forties travelers reported tha Chicag was in the lead; that trade was pouring In by the canal ami that the people were talking of railroads. By lsr,o Chicago had l).n"0 people and Milwaukee about 15.000, and the latter reluctantly acknowledg ed that itlooketl as though Chicago was in the lead. In 1S.". Chicago had close to ÖO.oiH), while Milwaukee had but 20, w. Mien the finding of rivalry in Milwaukee ceased. There was no longer a question which city would be the metropolis of the lake region. But -Milwaukee has kept along at a good fair jg pace, and is now a beautiful city of over 12." f ,( m m people, while Chi cago in the same period has niale her wonderfully prosperous and successful march, ami now has over 1,'oo.mn) In habitants, and proposes to round the century by passing the .two million mark. The one and a half story wood en houses of 1S45 are giving place to the s-ixteon and twenty storj' steel structures of 1JSUÖ. Too Willing. 'Dear mo," he whispered, "do jou th.nk if I married you your father would ever forgive us?" "I'm sure he would, dear," she as- serteil softly. "And would he give us a house of our own .' "I know he would, dearest." -ul would he give us enough to live beautifully on?" "I'm sure of It, Harry." "Ami would he take me into the firm?" "Certainly he would." "And let me run the business to suit myself?" Of course he would, darling.". She snnr" led to his bosom, but he put her iside coldly. I can never marry you," he said hoarsely. "Your father Is too willing to get you off his hands." Handel's Obstinacy. A child's obstancy does not always bring as fortunate results as was the case with Handel, the great musician. His extraordinary resoluteness as a boy doubtless led to that great success which crowned the later years of his life. When he was some seven years of age his father had occasion to visit a sn by a former wife, who was valet to the Duke of Saxe Weisscnfels. Trav eling In those days two hundred years ago was tedious and expensive, and Doctor Handel did not desire to be de layed with the care of an "Infant" during a Journey which the demands of a responsible profession would prob- ibly make as short as possible. But the future giant of music would go. lie cried, bellowed, and eventual ly ran along the road after the vehicle, until the tender feelings of the doctor could refuse no longer. In an evil mo- raent for his Jurisprudence scheme ha took the child with him. No sooner did the little fdlow reach the ducal residence than he gave rein to his fancy on the keys of every in strument that In- found open. The re markable music hat t-.s me from :be lingcr-tijv. f the hild's hands was svn th- .bj.'i-: of wonth-r and con versa; ion throughout iho pala- and all this was intensified wh'u he se ui'i an oppor tunity of touching tiie keys .f the iiap 1 .rgan within tko hearing .if the luke. Sih-l.i a throb tarted fr.:n that i-hapc? organ Wien little Han.:. i"s ; iidr:l!'.l tit.- keys, an! the 'il .f fingers '!i" the iluk.' was tu in-d a u-v'i 3:ad b'cii toiniie.l before. Truly a lmun.-i:-tons Mvunvr.cc. sin.v but f..r it Han lTs sa-rel mush- might never have been w lit t ti. The duke's attention having 1 n ar rested, he iinjuiivd r I-c-or Handel om-ernitig the child's future, and even tually suv'olel in placing him for three years' study uiuhT Za. hati. the organist of Halle 'aihelral. This was the beginning .f Han.hd's musical üu cation. Old AVudsivuth. Y orlswrth's contemporaries in the Lake Ib'gion knew very little about him. and cared less. it was "Mr. Wudswuth. stanip-niaisT'r. him o Kydal" whom tlu-y knw. not th p.et laurcate. In. h '!. one veoman who went out of Iiis way to attend a politi cal meeting, to be ahlivssHl by the latt'r. was heanl t 'Xcl:iitn: "Schaff on it! It's nobbut old Wuds wuth ' liydal. efter aw!" Ami heartily indignant with himself f r coining, he left the meeting. As f.r his j try. it was 'aw reet eiu'tif. but ni'.-r stuff, varra." and they could not believe that when the tit for making it was .n. W.rdsvrih was in his right miml. "Aw yes." they would say. "I larsny lie's quite s'iisibl.. whiles; if ya nobbtlt catch him reef, he'll talk as plain :w oyder you r me!" One day. Hartb-y Coleridge appared in the studio of an :n-:isr frti-tnl nt Ambleside, and was at -n.v accost et I with t h qimry : "Well, what's the news this morn ing';" "Your in.juiry reminds me of an an swer I've just had t the same." he answered. "As I was walking hwn. I came upon a poor man from Rydal. breaking stones. Like you. I s::il: "'Cood morning. .lohn; what news have you this morning':' and Jlm an swered: "'Why. nowte varra partie'lar. or.ly old Wutlswuth's broken lov-e ageean!' " The Mistress. The best household mistress is tin1 woman who has a pra ii al knwl'Ige of household duties. A knowledge of cookery will enable her t point out to ineflicient cooks tin cause of mistake and failure: and sh. should not only know how thing! should look and taste when sent i v table, but be able to judge of and choose well every kind of provishm. It will not be easy for coks to im pose on a lady who knows exactly how much of every Ingredient is reipiisiio V'T euch dish, ami who is able t sti mate the quantity of foo.l requiretl daily for her household. It may not in all circumstances be necessary for a lady t exercise her knowledge in ihso matters, and, if she has a cook who has proved herself trustworthy, she will do weil to l-h-- gate large powers xn her: but it is obvi ous that to jmlge tlm skill ami horn-sty of her cook the lady must possess :1m knowledge indicated. The King's Revenge. An amusing .-tory comes from the Court of Italy. For some time past Queen Margherite had been very much concerned at tiie extra nünary rapidity with which the hair of King Humbert has been whitening. What could she do? Womanlike, she saw only one remedy hair dye- ami she suggested the il-a to tin King, Ullt his majesty objected t being re juvenated by any such prcess. One of her relatives, a young prim e. suggested strategy. lie knew, lie said. of a splendid colorless dye which she could piece on the dressing-table f th King, ami he would lis it without thinking as an ordinary hair brush. But his majesty got wind of the af fair, and laid a counterplot. The Queen had a little white log with long hair. He inveigled it into his dressing-room. applie! the famous hair dye, ami turned the log into her majesty's a part incuts in a coat of splendid jet black. Tankage. 'Do you know what tankage is?" askd one of the customs inspectors f the re porter yesterday. "Something to do with a tank':" "(Juess again." "(Jive it up; what is It?" "Well, I lidn't know before to-day," continued the Inspector, "but I was down abarl of n vessel to-day. a coast er bound to the eastward, and was in- fonncHl by the captain that he had 300 bags of tankage aboard. Then he ex plained that tankage is nothing more nor less than dried blood. It Is procur ed at the abattoirs at Boston and other ports and taken to Boothbay. where it Is used in the manufacture of fertiliz ers." Daily Eastern Argus. Up with the Lark" a Mistake. That much celebrated bird, the lark- is quite a sluggard, as It does not rise until long after the chaffinches, linnets, and a number of hedgerow birds have been- up and about If you want to feel kindly towarda the world, do not give myone a chance to rob you. Every woman temporarily renews her youth when reading a good lovo story.