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The New YorUer's Keeent Saccens at the
Poll Made Iliui a Person of
National Prominence A Protege of
Dave llilL
L D U U Alton
Brooks Parker,
who has suddenly
appeared on the
political horizon,
tarried New York
state for chief jus
tice cf the court of
appeals at the re
cent election. He
is jut on the other
side of 47, and is a
descendant of a fine old Massachusetts
family. Judge Parker was educated
in an academy and a normal school at
Cortland. N Y., where his parents re
sided. At 16 he began to teach, and
thus earned the money that paid for
his education in the law. In 1872 he
was graduated from the Albany Law
School and was admitted to the bar.
He began to practice in Kingston, N.
Y.. and was almost immediately made
clerk of the board of supervisors of
Ulster county. In 1877 he was elect
ed surrogate and was re-elected in
1SS3. He has been very active in poli
tics. He has been a delegate to all
of the state conventions for many
years and also a delegate to the na
tional convention of 1SS4. President
Cleveland tendered him the place of
first assistant postmaster general, but
the judge preferred his law practica to
the honor. He was appointed a staf,
supreme judge by Governor Hill i.
1885 and was elected for a full term
on the supreme bench at the very next
election. Judge Parker is said to be
a goldite, and it wis charged during
the Greater New York campaign that
he voted for John If. Palmer for presi
dent. He denied the allegation. For
several years Parker has been known
as ' Dave Hill's man."
One of the Curiosities of Anlni.il Life
In Florida.
A Florida paper describes a strange
creature known r.s the "vanishing
spider." On the borders of the Ever
glades you often see a large yellow
spider. He swings a strong web from
two pliant twigs on eac.i side of a patti
or clear space of ground and waits for
his prey. The web is in the shape of
a hammock and tapers at each end to
a fine point, though quite broad in the
middle. The bright color of the owner
seems to mark him for destruction he
is clearly defined against the white
:ind or dead leaves, and you wonder
what he would do for defense in case
cf attack. Approach q ii tly and he
watches you intent iy. Now raise your
hand suddenly, and he will disappear!
While you are wonder ing what beeaOM
of bin you see first a blur where he
had been, then several spiders, then
you catch su-ht again of the yellow
I ::I1 that you noticed at fiist. Repeal
the performance and Hi- stae eiTect
i3 renewed. 'Use di-appearance is a'j
solute there can he no doubt about it,
and the little magician trusts to it rn
irciy for his protection. How is it
done? As soon as he is threaened he
starts the vibrations of his airv ham
mock. These become too rapid for th?
eye to follow, and he vanishes. As
these become slower you see a blur,
and then several spiders M the eye
estchea him at diffeient points of his
swing, until finally he re ;ts before you.
Philadelphia Timc3.
Ilnfi 111 a ffn ml
"The Moslem natives in Egypt," says
the Pall Mall Gazette, "are accustomed
to call all Christian.-; Xnosrani, and the
term, which is evidently a corruption
of Nazarene, therefore comes to mean
Europeans. It happened one day, not
many years ago, that an English of
ficer was paaetag through a village in
one of the more fanatical districts, I
think in the neighborhood of Beb as.
when a small mob cjllected and hoot
ed him. As there appeared to be some
possibility of their adding stones to
their invectives, he stopped very coolly
ar.d, turning round, asked them why
they were so annoyed at the sight of
an Englishman. Directly they heard
the word Englishman the stones were
dropped and the faces assumed their
normal gravity. They apologized pro
fusely, .-aying that they did not know
he was an Englishman; they had mis
taken him for a Noosrani. The inci
dent gors to show how completely the
natives distinguish En-lishmen from
the other Europeans in Egypt how
they like and trust the former as much
as they dislike and distruct the latter."
I'ertiapn It I ft.
She "Why is it called the 'silver
moon?' " He "Because it comeg in
halves and quarters, I suppose."
The Period When Hoya and Cllrls Pint
for a Larger Liberty.
On "The Passing of Childhood" the
Woman's Home Companion says:
"Baby learns that he can walk, that be
can reach things, that he can open and
close doors, that he can select from
many articles before him the particu
lar one he wants, and so soon as he
is conscious of his ability to act for
himself he does it. But birthdays
come and go, and John is 13 and alive
in every nerve and fiber, with the full
pulsed life of the American temper I
ment. He is ambitious and seeks
ideals and models from the great
world outside the walls of home, and
he talks excitedly of what other boys
do and finds precedent for the indi
vidual liberty he is beginning to pant
and chafe after. Mary, with the first
luster of life yet fresh on her brow,
has shed infantile docility like a gar
ment and has haunting visions of the
joys of independence. It all seems
sudden to the parent, and it is not
quite pleasant. There is a pretty sen
timent in favor of prolonging baby
hood, and the world is brutal and ugiv,
and innocence is .precious. Besides,
the instant our fledgelings are out cf
our sight untold anxieties begin for
us. We are inclined to put off the
evil day. This is the way a sentiment
can make us selfish and fears for the
future make us utvist. We have no
right to choose what is easy for our
selves, however, rather than what is
best for our children. It is the grow
ing manhood or womanhood in them
that begins to assert itself and claim
recognition. The wings meant for
wide flight ere long are rapidly un
folding, and the courage soon to be
essential is manifesting itself in the
feeling of pride and dignity which
makes our boy long to go and come as
he pleases and our girl to make her
own engagements and decide upon her
own affairs. This looks alarming, but,
after all, it is no great matter for
what the children really crave now i3
liberty to exercise their own judg
ment. It would be most injudicious to
draw the lines closer when youthful
high spirits begin to pull upon them.
Liberty is to be retarded only for a
year or so at the most, and for every
restraint imposed there wil be a cor
responding excess. It is well known
that some of the wildest youths, the
friskiest young women, were kept
down to a strict regimpn as long as
parental oversight lasted. They came
to regard restraint, even when kindly
meant, as an evil, to like their own
way just for its own sake, and the re
sult is anything but pleasant when
young persons with untrained wills
and judgment are turned loose upon
the community. If they are not will
ful, they are weak, and, accustomed to
yield to stronger minds, they become
the prey of unscrupulous leaders."
I .iiiioii. American Artist (ioes to the
Art (.'enter of A merle.
William 11 Chase, the distinguished
painter, who has lately located in Chi
cago, is one of the most notable paint
ers America has produced. He has not
only added his own works to the num
ber of Amern an paintings, but he ha3
labored many years for the advance
ment of art in ibis country. For
mere than twelve years he was the
president of the Society of American
Artists, and he has been a leader in
the National Academy. Some time
ago Mr. Chase closed his beautiful
studio in West Tenth street, New
York, which had been for many years
a noted show place of that city. Much
of his time has been devoted to the
instruction of students. After he gave
up his studio in New York he was en
gaged by the Pennsylvania Academy
of Fine Arts for a term of instruction
in that institution. He had been con
ducting the famous Brooklyn Insti
tute Summer School of Art at Shinne
ecd Hills, Long Island. He conduct
ed a party of the students of that
school on a winter tour through Spain,
and was planning another tour, with
Holland as its subject, when he was
engaged by the Pennsylvania Acad
emy. Mr. Chase's work in ever zeal
ously striving to elevate the ideals of
art in America and maintain them so
has met with extreme appreciation by
many students and friends of the insti
tutions of art in this country.
Carloim Minn Oat Im.
The following curious oath was un
til recently administered in all the
courts of the Isle of Man: "By thii
book and by the holy contents thereof,
and by the wonderful works that God
has so miraculously wrought In heaven
above and in the earth beneath in six
days and seven nights, I do swear that
I will, without respect of favor or
friendship, love or gain, consanguinity
or affinity, envy or malice, execute the
laws of this side and between party
as indifferently as the herring's back
bone doth He in the middle of the fish."
She Devotes Der Life to Oress, Society
and Educational Matter IIa Learned
M.iiv of the L'agej of Pollto
ISS TESS is the
girl bachelor of
chimpanzee so
ciety. It came
about in this way.
When the "zoo"
was in Boston last
winter it was sug
gested that Tess
should have a hus
band, and, after
many futile at
tempts and the expenditure of a large
sum of money, a handsome male chim
panzee was secured and domiciled in
the old library building, where the ex
hibition had its home. Jocko's cage
was placed immediately adjoining that
of nil proposed fiancee, and the couple
was left to get acquainted according
to the etiquette of chimpanzee sooiety.
Tess Immediately began a most des
perate flirtation with her new neigh
bor. All the seductive arts known to
her feminine nature were concentrated
upon him. She had ears for no one
else. The crowds about her were un
heeded. When Jocko moed about his
cage she followed him with admiring
glances, and in the evening, when the
crowds were gone and the lights had
been tuned off, she crooned him an
affectionate good-night. But, strange
to say. Jocko was insensible to her
charms. He snarled when she smiled
at him through the glass of her crystal
cage, and her loving salutations were
unheeded. Tess was high-spirited, an 1
?fter a time she resented Jocko's in
difference. She hardened her heart
against her fellow chimpanzee and re
fused to notice him.
It was then Jocko's turn to feel con
cerned. He recalled Tess's affectionate
glances, and the memory of her voice
was music in his ears. Suddenly he
awoke to the fact that the love he bad
once so superciliously scorned was all
there was on earth for him. He spoke
to her in the softest of chimpanzee ac
cents, and smiled unspeakable Simian
smiles at her, but Tess was obdurate.
Having been despised, she could not
revive her scorned affection. Jocko's
overtures were in vain. He pined and
grew emaciated, but there was no
softening of her frozen heart. At last
Jocko died. The keepers said he suc
cumbed to a broken heart, compli
cated with pneumonia. When thvy
took his lifeless body out of his cage
Tess looked on with dry eyes. Then
she forgot him. Now she is a man
hater and a girl bachelor.
Tess will never be married. She
proposes to devote herself to dress, so
ciety and educational matters. Sh"
hai learned many cf the usages of po
lite society, and during the winter sea
son of the zoo at Michigan avenue and
Madison ttreel she will endeavor to
demonstrate the .bond that exists be
tween the chimpanzee and man.
Tess walks upright, dresses in the
most approved fashion, never goes
without shoes, is proud of the num
ber of her glove, and is a connoisseur
on millinery. She laughs when she is
amused, has fits of anger like her hn
man sister when her whims are inter
fered with, and can imitate the human
bipeds with whom she comes in con
tact. Wives Wanted In lilaho.
Young women are still scarce in Ida
ho, and bachelors who desire to chan i
their conditions of single blessed ness
are plenty. As a result of this condi
tion of affairs schoo' boards in that
state have difficulty in seeming teach
ers to conduct their schools. Few men
are engaged in the occupation of teach
ing the young, as they can usually find
more lucrative employment. So ycun
women are Imported from the east, and
as soon a . they begin their work the
bachelors begin paying c )urt to them.
With a doisen men fluttering around
her. small wonder that the schoolma'm
resigns and marries one of her suitors.
There are about ten unmarried men to
one unmarried woman in Idaho.
Dr. William C. Whitwell. a druggist
one unmarried woman in Idaho,
ghes the following incident as a sam
ple of the way schoolma'a-m3 aie woo
ed and won In Idaho: "A ch irming
young lady, Miss Bliseh, came fiom
Iowa to teach In the public schools of
Crivensville," he says, "but before she
was there three months he was en
gaged to a prominent man of the
town, and at the close of the school
m &
term they were married. Her sister
came to teach the next school year.
When the term was half over this sis
ter resigned and married, and sent for
another unmarried sister to take her
plr.C3 as teacher. The third Miss
Busch taught in the school the latter
half of the term, but three days after
the term closed she was married to a
business man of the town."
Burning of a Village Gives Rise to
I iii, in-I s Indian War.
From the St. James Gazette: On
Sept. 12 the Third brigade left Mun
dah, India, after a fifteen mile march,
camped south of Enayat Killa. The
next day they were halted, but the
cavalry were not allowed to rest on
their oars. X took two squadrons
to recannoiter up the Wadelai valley.
While they were comfortably break
fasting some hundreds of hillmen were
seen lining a spur jutting out into the
valley on the left. There were seven
or eight standards among them and
they evidently meant business, but
when they saw it was only a cavalry
reconnoissance they dispersed. After
breakfast our fellows advanced about
eight miles up the valley and halted,
when a so-called friendly who was with
them as a guide happened to mention
to X that a village clcse by had a
horse belonging to the Eleventh B. L.,
which had bolted at Chakdara with
carbine, sword and everything, its
rider having been killed. So X
asked leave from the political officer
who was with the force to burn this
village. Permission was granted. It
was therefore set fire to, but after a
quarter of an hour or so our fellows
were startled by bullets whizzing past
them and the only thing to do was
to mount and retire quickly. This
they did, being pursued by five or six
tribesmen, who sniped them. However,
they got back to camp without cas
ualties and thought no more about the
affair, but that little business la sup
posed to have been the beginning of
the whole Mahmund trouble. On the
same day General Jeffreys arrived and
camped on the same ground and it was
on that night that his camp was at
tacked by these people, who resented
their village being burned. In the ac
tion of the IGth. in which Jeffreys lost
heavily, he found himself benighted
with a defenseless mountain battery
and one of his staff, so he took up
a position outside a village, just under
neath its walls, and was being fired in
to at thirty yards all through the night.
It was a very foolish thing to do, as
he ought to have held the village. It
was the very village which had been
burned on the 11th and the general's
place of refuge was a perfect sham-
i bles next morning. The battery lost so
heavily in men and mules that they
could work only four guns afterward.
I ;; Kim Lmg, 330 mii.s wide ud
C ontains fifty-lour ( omit I--..
It is hard to comprehend the extent
of California, but here are a few fig
ures that will help:
Square Miles.
New York's area 49.170
Pennsylvania's area 4..2!f
Michigan s area 69,915
Connecticuts area 4 9'jo
Total area of the four states. . 168,290
California's area 158,:ib0
California's excess over these four
states is seventy square miles, while
I he states mentioned have 217 counties,
California has but fifty-four. Cali
fornia is 77' miles Ion; its extreme
breadth is 330 miles. i(S least breadth
166 miles, and Its coast line exceeds
700 miles. California has on an aver
age a little over two hundred and
ninety-eight square miles to each
county, or over three times as much
as the average of each county in New
York over four times as much as a
Pennsylvania county, a Michigan
county. or one in Connecti
cut. If Cafifomia were trans
plated to the Atlantic coast the coast
line would reach from Boston, Mass ,
to Savannah, Ca., thus covering the
seacoast of eleven states that are
swept by Hie cold polar currents from
Hudson Hay. Pittsburg Dispatch.
How Hubby Korpa Ills Word.
From the Boston Transcript: Mrs'
Dove Now. Henry, you remember that
you told ne that I never could ask too
much of you. Mr. Dove- Yes, I sup
pose I may have said something of the
kind. Mrs. Dove -Well, then. I want
to ask you where you were so late last
night? Mr. Dove Why don't you ask,
then? Of course, I never said anything
about answering your questions.
The Dunkards Are Migrating to Ala
bama Bimetallic Leaders Meet at
Greensborg The Plate Cala Diffi
culty Settled.
Migrating to Alabama.
Crawfordsville. The Dunkard col
ony In the Northwest, not having
proved so successful as Its promotors
claimed it would, this thrifty religious
sect seems to have turned its coloni
zation idea in another direction. For
some weeks the agents of a Dunkard
colony in Alabama have been working
among the brethren in Montgomery,
Clinton and Boone counties, and last
week quite a number of families quiet
ly left for this Southern refuge. The
Dunkards were among the earliest set
tlers in the counties named, and have
been among the be3t citizens, amass
ing property and living at peace with
all men. Of late years, however, their
religion has not thrived as the elders
wished. Contact with other people
and customs has caused many young
Dunkards to forsake the dress and re
ligion of their parents, and the lead
ers of the church have been much dis
turbed thereby. The Dunkard festivals
have always of late years attracted
hundreds, who came to them prompted
alone by curiosity. The children of
the church have been twitted because
of their peculiar dress and address,
and large numbers of them have been
shamed into leaving the church. The
leaders of the sect concluded several
years ago that their tenets and cus
toms would be beat preserved by the
formation of Dunkard colonies, own
ing vast trai ts of land, to be peopled
only by members of the Dunkard
church. Such lands were purchased in
the Dakotas, but the rigorous winters
and uncertain crops caused hundreds
to return. Tho Alabama colony is
new, but is promising to be more suc
cessful than that of the Northwest. A
much greater variety of crops can be
"aised and the seasons are vastly more
to the liking of this simple people.
Bimetallic Lenders Meet.
Greensburg, Ind. The executive
committee of the Ohio Valley League
of Bimetallic Clubs held a meeting
here Saturday afternoon. Dr. R. H.
Reemelin of Cincinnati presided, and
Allen V. Clarke was secretary. Among
those in attendance were Parks M.
Martin, chairman of the Democratic
state central committee; Flavius J.
Van Vorhis of Indianapolis and John
Overmyer of North Vernon. A com
mittee of Indiana men, which Includes
Allen W. Clarke and Thomas Tag
gart, were instructed to arrange for
the meeting of the league at Indian
apolis next summer. Among the
speeches was one by Flavius J. Van
Vorhis. who said that "the free silver
Republicans of Indiana realize that the
light for free silver must be made un
der the banner of the Democratic par
ty." It was resolved to ask the bime
tallic clubs of Illinois to send dele
gates to the next meeting of the
league, and the committee adjourned
to meet in Indianapolis on the 15th of
January next. It was also resolved
that the American flag be incorporated
in the badge. It is probable that
Judge Tarvin of Covington. Ky., will
be the next president of the league.
Willing to Abide by a Vote.
Anderson. The window-glass work
ers throughout the gas belt are gen
erally pleased wi:h the result of the
wage conference at Pittsburg, which
resolved to submit the manufacturers'
offer to :i national individual vote.
Thirty-two of the seventy-one gas
plants in the country are located in
the gs belt The blowers and gath
erers, with the possible exception of
those at Muncie. will vote to accept
the manufacturers' offer, which is
equivalent to about 15 per cent, ad
vance over last year, the guarantee be
inir th-it tii.. Hall Aflusl what was
oaid under the old McKinley law.
With t'ae exception of independent
plants all of the concerns have been
closed Btnce last June, and the work
ers and manufacturers have been dis
puting ever since.
Tbe StMte in ItrleT.
Mrs. George L Qwinn of Center
township, Howard county, discovered
the roof of the farm-house in flames
at a time when no member of the fam
ily was present. With the aid of a
ladder and water she quelled the mis
chief, saving the property. Mr. (Iwiiin
13 the trustee of the township.
'I he jury in the case of Frank
Hrice of Ixigansport. Indicted for at
tempting to criminally assault Goldie
Whipple, returned a verdict of assault
and battery, holding that he was too
drunk at the time to have any intent
of a grave offense.
George Kinsey. of Mecca, has been
awarded $100 damages against the
Otter ('reek Coal company, growing
out of a fire-damp explosion several
months ago, in which he was severely
Water flooded the No. S mine, owned
by the Brazil Block Coal company, but
the miners had warning in time to es
cape. It will require several days to
put the mine again in working order.
Daniel Vofel, of Chicago, a creditor
of J. Oppenheim, clothier, of Tabanon,
has taken possession of his establish
ment under a mortgage calling for
Messrs. Armentrut & Ch Uders, at
Newmarket, sustained several thoi
pand dollars' loss by the burning of
their fence factory, brickyard and tile
Right Here
would be a good place
for a well-put argu
ment as to why the
people should trade
with YOU.
This Space
Is For Sale.
It's a billboard that
goes to people and
is read by everybody
in this section of the
Lake Erie & Western R- R.
Indianapolis A Michigan C ity Division.
Time Card Number 44. In effect December
6 189C.
No. CO. Due to leave Plymouth at ll:55a.m.
No. '2.. " " " 6:ΓΌ7 p. m.
No. 23. Due to leave Plymouth at 9:55 a. m
TC. 29. " " " 6:40 p. m.
No. 151 Local fifjtaht. " ll:55a. m
Nos. 23, 20 and 22 run dally except SuDday.
m makes direct connections at Indianapolis
with Pennsylvania Co., Big Four, and C. ll. &
.; also at Tipton with main line trains for
all points east and west.
Plymouth ..Ind
In effect January 18. Trains leave Plymouth
as tollows:
N'o. 8, " " JJ.O'ia m.
N'O. 2, " M 10:06 p. m. "
No. 21, Except Sunday. 5:3 1 a m. for TerreBautf
No. 8, " " 12:56 p. m
For complex Time Card, giving all trains and
stations, and (or full information as t j rated
tarough cars, etc., address
T. A. DOWNS. Agent,
Plymouth, lnd
E. A. FORD, General Passenger Agent,
bt. Louis Mo
im nil
No. 1. Mall and Express Tonam
No. 9. Local 7 45 a m
No. 13. Fast Freight Sjupm
No. 2, Mall and Express 11 59 am
No. 10, l.o.-al 5 ' p tu
No. 12, Fast Freight 7 20 p m
Nos. 1. 2. 12, 13 daily. Nos. 7 aud 10 daily ex
cept Sunday.
Elegant new equipment and fast time.
Tickets can be had lor all principal points
and batrgage checked to destination. Depoi
head of Washington street. South Bend.
For lrformatlon as to rates and connection
ipply to F. C. Kaff. 112 S mth Main street, ot
3. W. MerrlneU. Aent at depot.
JA S. BA Kl I.E. G. F. & P.Agf-nt.
T. P. SHONTS. General Manager.
Some People
Will not subscribe for
their home apjr ar.d
i ever know what is hap
pening in their una e
diate rtcinttj. .
Some People
Are victimized by bouse
to house peddlers by not
reading the warnings iu
their h nie paper.
Some People
Plod along from day to
day and do not get the
full benefit of their earn
ings because they do not
keep posted and take ad
vantage of the golden
money-saving opportu
nities offered in these
Some PeopJe
Would do much better
did they hand in their
Bubscriptions, at once, to
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