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World at Hot
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^Abmlag IV—torlfy ,ba*
ICofeJndiht, 1900. by Louis Klopsch.]
Corinthians vii., 3l.
•Thjer. -that use this *orld as not
My. reason
preaching this dis­
course |s that I have been kindly In
vited Jjr two of the leading newspa
pers this country to Inspect and re
Port op two of the popular plays of
the day—to go some weeks ago to Chi
cago afid see the drama "Quo Vadis"
and criticise It with respect to Its mo
rftl effect and to go to New York and
®®e thp drama "Ben-Hur" and write
®T opinion of It for public use. In
stead. of: doing this I propose in a ser
mon to discuss what we shall do with
the dramatic element which God has
Tfiiplanted in many of our natures, not
in 10 or 100 or 1,000, but in the vast
majority of t\ human race. Some peo
ple speak of the drama as though !t
•were something built up outside of
ourselves, by the Congreves and the
goldsmiths and the Shakespeares and
the Sheridans 6f literature, and that
then we attune, our tastes to corre
spond with human inventions. Not at
The drama is an echo from the
feeling which God has implanted in
our immortal souls. It is seen first in
the domestic^circle among the children
three or four years of age,playing with
their dolls and their cradles and their
carts, some ten years after in the play
houses ot wood, ten years after in
•parlor charades, after that in the
elaborate Impersonations in the acade
mies of music. Thespis and Aeschy
us and Sophocles and Euripides mere
ly dramatized what was in the Greek
Tfceart. Terence and Plautus and Sen
eca merely dramatized what was In
Uie Roman heart. Congreve and Far
-quhar merely dramatized what was
in the English heart. Racine, Cor
nellle and Allleri only dramatized what
was in the French and Italian heart
Shakespeare only dramatized what
was in'the great world's heart. The
dithyrambic and classic drama, the
sentimental' drama, the romantic
drama, -were merely echoes of the hu
man soul.
do not speak of the drama on the
poetic shelf, nor of the drama in the
playhouse, but I speak of the dramatic
'clement in your soul and mine. We
make men responsible for it, but not
fpr the original implantation. God
did'^hat work, and I suppose he knew
what he was about when he made us.
ft Ar£«nearly all moved by the spec-
When on Thanksgiving day
5^ ^e decorate our churches with the cot
rice and the apples and
^he wheat'-and the rye and the oat3,
^ingratitude te.
God is stirred. When
morning" we see written in
letters of flowers the inscription, "He
Is Risen,". our emotions are stirred.
Every parenf likes to .£Q,to Jhe school
exhibition with its recitaticnsTr
dialogues and its droll costumes. The
torchlight procession of the political
campaign is merely the dramatisation
Of principles involved. No intelligent
man can l^ok in any secular or religi
ous direction without finding this
dramatic element revealing, unrolling,
demonstrating itself. What shall we
do with it?
Shall we suppress it You can as
easily suppress its Creator. You may
tiirjsct It, you may educate. It, you may
purify' it, you may harness It to multi
potent usefulness, and that it is your
'duty to do. Just' as we cultivate the
taste for the beautiful and the sublime
-by-bird haunted glen and roistering
stream and cataracts let down in up
roar over the mossed rocks, and the
tilting its banner of victory in the
east, and then setting everything on
Are as it retreats through the gates
of the west,and the Austerlitz and Wa
terloo of an August thunderstorm bia
sing their batteries into a sultry after
noop, and the round, glittering tear of
a world wet on the cheek of the night
—as in this way we cultivate our taste
tor the beafatlful and sublime, so in
every lawful way we are to cultivate
the dramatic element in our nature,
by every ftaccato passage in literature,
by antithesis and synthesis, by every
tragicpassage in human life.
Now, I have to tell you not only that
Godt has implanted tills dramatic ele
ment in our natures, but I have to
tell'you in the Scriptures he cultivates
it, She appeals to It, he develops it. I
do not care where you open the Bible,
youreye will fall upon a drama. Here
it is'In the book of Judges, the fir tree,
the vine, the olive tree, the bramble—
they all make speeches. Then at the
close of the scene there is a coronation,
and the bramble is proclaimed king!
That is a political drama. Here it is
in the book of job: Enter Eliphaz,
Bilttad, Zophar,~EUhu and Job. the
opening act of the drama, all dark
ness the closing act of the drama, all
sunshine. Magnificent drama is the
book of Job!
fifty epsays about the sorrows of tho
poor could not affect me as a little
drama of accident and suffering I saw
one slippery morning In the streets of
Philadelphia. Just ahead of me wad a
lad. wretched in apparel, his limb am
putated at the knee from the pallor
ofrthe boy's cheek, the amputation not
long before. He had a package of bro
ken food under his arm—food he had
beeped, I suppose, at the doors. As he
parted on over the slippery pavement,
cautiously and carefully, I steadied
hlpi until his crutch slipped and he
fell. I helped him up as well as I
•ould, gathered up the fragments of
Cb£ package as well as I could, put
them under one arm and the crutch
voder the other arm. But when I saw
the blood run down his pale cheek I
iiirst into tears. Fifty essays about
th£ sufferings of the poor could not
to|tch one like that little drama of. ac
cident and suffering.
Oh, we want in all our different de
partments of usefulness more of the
dramatic element and less of the di
dactic. The tendency in this day Is to
doone religion, to whine religion, to
c^t religion-, to moan religion, to
eroafc religion, to'sqpulcbarlse religion.
of the gospel: If you hav^ this dra
matic element In your nature, use it
for God andi heaven. If you will go
home and look over the history of the
church, you will find that those men
have brought more souls to Christ
who have been dramatic. Rowland
Hill, dramatic Thomas Chalmers,
dramatic Thomas Guthrie, dramatic
John Knox, dramatic Robert Mc
Cheyne, dramatic Christmas Evans,
dramatic George Whiteflbld, dra
matic Robert Hall, dramatic Robert
South, dramatic Bourdalou, dramatic
Feneion, dramatic John Maspn, dra
matic. When you get into the minis
try, if you attempt to cultivate that
element and try to wield it for God,
you will meet with mighty rebuff and
caricature, and ecclesiastical counsel
will take your case in charge, and
they will try to put you down. But the
God who starts you will help you
through, and great will be the eternal
rewards for the assiduous and the
What we want, ministers and lay
men, is to got our sermons and our ex
hortations and our prayers out of the
old rut. The old hackneyed religiou3
phrases that come snoring down
through the centuries will never arrest
the masses. What we want today, you
in your sphere, and I in my sphere, is
to freshen up. People do not want in
their sermons the sham flowers bought
at the millinery shop, but the 'japonica3
wet with the morning dew not the
heavy bones of extinct megatherium
of past ages, but the living reindeer
caught last August at the edge of
Schroon lake. We w#nt to drive out
the drowsy, and the prosaic, and the
tedious, and the humdrum, and intro
duce the brightness and the vivacity,
and the holy sarcasm, and the sancti
fied wit, and the epigrammatic power,
and the blood red earnestness*, and the
fire of religious zeal, and I do not know
of any way of doing It as well as
through the dramatic.
But now let UB turn to the drama as
an amusement and entertainment.
Rev. Dr. Bellows of New York, many
years ago, in a very brilliant but much
criticised sermon, took the position
that the theater might lie renovated
and made auxiliary to the church.
Many Christian people are of the same
opinion. I do not agree with them.
I have no idea, that success is In that
direction. What I have said heretofore
on this subject, as far as I remember,
is my sentiment now. But today
Jjieschool thegora^mje coming, which the world
nsTliuT 1^ ta»y0^M^9lden age and the poet the
take a step In advance of my former
theory. Christianity is going to take
full possession of this world and con
trol its maxims, its laws, its literature,
its science and its amusements. Shut
out from the realm of Christianity
anything and you give it up to sin
and death.
If Christianity is mighty enough to
manage everything but the amuse
ments of the world, then it is a very
defective Christianity. Is it capable
of keeping account of the fears of the
world and incompetent to make record
of its smiles? Is it good to follow the
funeral, but dumb at the world's play?
Can It control all the lather elements
of our nature but the dramatic ele
ment? My idea of Christianity is that
it can and will conquer everything. In
lennium^e have positive announce
ment that the amusements of the
world are to be under Christian sway.
"Holiness shall be upon the bells of
the horses," says one prophet. So,
you see, it will control even the sleigh
rides. "The city shall be full of boys
and girls playing in the streets there
of," says another prophet. So, you
see, it is to control the hoop rolling
and the kite flying and the ball play
ing. Now, what we want is to hasten
that time. How will it be done? By
the church going over to the theater?
It will not go. By the theater coming
to the church? It will not cbme.
What we want is a reformed amuse
ment association in every city and
town of the United States. Once an
nounced and explained and illustrated,
the Christian and philanthropic capi
talist will come forward to establish
it, and there will be public spirited
men everywhere who will do this work
for the dramatic element of our na
tures. We need a new institution to
meet and recognize and develop and
defend the dramatic element of our
nature. It needs to be distinct from
everything that is or has been.
I would have this reformed amuse
ment having in charge this new In
stitution of the spectacular take pos
session of some hall or academy. It
might take a smaller building at the
start, but it would soon need the larg
est hall, and even that would not hold
the people for he who opens
before the dramatic element In
human nature an opportunity
of gratification without com
promise and without danger does the
mightiest thing of this century, and
the tidss of such an institution would
rise%s the Atlantic rises at Liverpool
I would go to such an Institution,
such a spectacular. I should go once
a week the rest of my life and take
my family with me, and the majority
of the families of the earth would go
to such an Institution. I expect the
time will come when I can, without
bringing upon myself criticism, with
out being an inconsistent Christian,
when I, a minister of the good void
Presbyterian church, will be able to
go to some new institution like this,
the spectacular, and see "Hamlet" and
"King Lear" and the Merchant of
Venice," and the "Hunchback" and
"Joshua Whltcomb." Meanwhile many
of us will have this dramatic element
unmet and unregaled.
For my love of pictures I can go to
the art gallery, for my lpve of music
I can go to the concert, fdr my love of
literature I can go to the lyceum lec
ture, but for this dramatic element In
my nature, as strong as any other pas
sion of the soul, there is nothing but
injunction and prohibition. Until, sirs,
you can establish a spectacular or a
similar Institution, with as much pu
rity and wlthyas much entertainment
as this one of which I speak—until
you can establish some such institu
tion you may thunder away Against
evil amusements until the last minute
of the last hour of the last day of the
world's existence, and without avail.
We want this institution Independent
of the' church and independent of the
esenjt it in anlmat^ sweater. The church tries .to compro
this matter, and in many
dragjiUo exhibi-
tions. Sometimes they call them. cha
rades, sometimes they call them mafia
lantern exhibitions entertainments
for which you pay fifty cents, the fifty
cents to go to .the support 6f some
charitable institution. An extempo
rized stage is put up lft the church or
In the lecture room and there you go
and see David and the .giant and" Jo
seph sold into Egypt and the little
Samuel awoke, the chief difference be
tween the exhibition In the church
and the exhibition in the theater be
ing that the exhibition in the theater
is more skillful.
Now let us have a new institution,
with expurgated drama and with the
surroundings I have spoken of—an
institution which we can without so
phistry and without self deception
so uncompromisingly good that we
support and patronize—an institution
can attend It without any shock to our
religious sensibilities, though t\ie Sab
bath before we sat at the holy sacra
The amusements of life are beautiful
and they are valuable, but they can
not pay you for the loss of your soul.
I could not tell your character, I could
not tell your prospects for this world
or the next by the particular'church
you attend, but if you will tell me
where you were last night, and where
you were the night before and where
you have been the nights of the last
month, I think I can guess where you
will spend eternity.
As to the drama of your life and
mine, it will soon end. There will be
no encore to-bring us back. At the
beginning of that drama of life stood
a cradle, at the end of It will stand a
grave. The first act, welcome. The
last act, farewell. The intermediate
acts, banquet and battle, processions
bridal- and funeral, songs and tears,
laughter and groans.
It was not original with Shakespeare
when he said, "All the world's a stage
and all the men and women merely
players." He got It from St. Paul, who
fifteen centuries before that had writ
ten, "Wo are made a spectacle unto
the world and to angels and to men."
A spectacle in a coliseum fighting with
wild beasts in an amphitheater, the
galleries full, looking down. -Here we
destroy a lion. Here we grapple with
a gladiator. When we fall, devils
shout. When we rise, angels sing. A
spectacle before gallery above gallery,
gallery above gallery. Gallery of our
departed kindred, looking-down to see
if we are faithful and worthy of our
Christian ancestry, hoping for our vic
tory, wanting to throw us a garland,
glorified children and parents, with
cheer and cheer urging us on. Gal
lery of the martyrs looking down
the Polycarps and the Ridleys and tke
McKalls and the Theban legion and
the Scotch Covenanters and they of
the Brussels market place and of Piod
mont—crying down from the galleries.
"God gave us the victory, and he will
give it you." Gallery of angels look
ing down—cherubic, seraphic, arch
angelic—clapping their wings at every
advantage we gain. Gallery ef the
King from which there ••'waves a'
scarred hind and from which there
comes a sympathetic voice saying,
"Be thou faithful unto death, and I
will give thee a crown of life." Oh, tjhe
spectacle In which you and I are the
actors! Oh, the piled up galleries look
ing down!
Scene: The last day. Stage: The
rocking earth. Enter: Dukes, lords,
kings, beggars, clowns. No sword.
No tinsel. No crown. For footlights:
The kindling flames of a world. For
orchestra: The trumpets that waka
the dead. For applause: The clapping
floods of the sea. For curtain: The
heavens rolled together as a scroll.
For tragedy: "The Doom of the
Profligate.' For the last scene of the
fifth act: The tramp of nations across
the stage, some to the right, others to
the left. Then the bell of the last thun
der will :ring, and the curtain will
Swallows "Body Larger than
but Worka Hard.
Now, how does it manage to get
down its throat such a thing as a
duck's egg, not only so much larger
than itself, but also hard and perfect
ly smooth? We know that a common
snake is aided in swallowing a toad
by its hook-like teeth, which hold the
prey while the upper and lower jaws
glide over it alternately and thus push
it backward. Lizards, boas, the Het
erodon of Madagascar, etc., are' said
to place the egg—of a canary or other
small bird, that is—against an irreg
ularity of the ground or within ono
of their own folds, which enables them
to ram it into their mouths. In the
case of our "dasypeltis" and its duck's
eggs, however, these explanations do
not suffice, this genius being destitute
of true teeth. We can, therefore, only
suppose that a couple of membranous
folds, which have been discovered, one
on each side of its mouth, lay hold of
the shell like cupping glasses, and
thus work l)t into the throat But here
we meet with another difficulty. After-'
the egg has passed between the pro
digiously distended jaws apd upper
esophagus, it would seem as if its bulk
and solidity, when lodged, in a compar
atively inelastic part of the digestive
tube, whose juices are unable to dis
solve the shell, must quickly prove
fatal tojthe animal. A remarkable In
stance bf^naftrral adaptation is afford
ed by the manner in which this danger
is provided against The anodon, as
already observed,.has no true teeth.
So-called gular teeth, however, are
present, these being really the tips of
the long interor spines of the first
eight or nine vertebrae, protruding
through the esophagus wall. When
the shell is broken by the gular teeth
it is ejected and the ftuld passes into,
the stomach.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
"The K«w Color.
The new color in Paris id zinc. Its
possibilities as a background were dis
covered by a French artist, who posed
many of his models against a zinc
screen, the color tending to bring out
the most beautiful tones in his model's
complexion and hair. Cloth in this
shade Is especially beautiful, and will
give tone to even sallow complexions,
it is promised.
Dom**tle Tronbla*.
Mistress—"Why did yoa get steak
for breakfast, when I told you to order
pork chomJjj^^few. €oOk—MShure,
fhay War* tha First ta Pal lata Oper
ation the Idea of Irrlffatlaf Arid
Bacloaa—Haa Orowa ikto Vaa| 1'ro
(Boise, Idaho, Letter.)
Criticise the Mormons as ybu^will,
they must be credited with the won
derful system of irrigation by which
the wastes of the western states have
been redeemed. On July 24, 1847,
Br.igham Young and his little band of
pioneers began the construction of the
firBt irrigation canal ever built in the
United States.
Irrigation^ inade of Utah's desert wil
derness the garden spot of America. It
Ip doing as much for Idaho, where the
mountains are so located that ample
valleys, and plains of millions of
acres, may be easily and economically
watered. On the Nile, in Italy,
Spain and elsewhere in Europe, irri
gation has prevailed for centuries. In
deed, 60-per cent of the world'd bread
stuffs and cereals are' grown by Irriga
Where "the vine-clad hills and citron
groves" around Vesuvius in sunny
Italy are found, a great population has
been sustained for many thousand
years—and the land has never worn
out—Its wonderful vitality being due
to underlying strata of lava which by
some curious chemistry renders the
soil immortal.
Idaho's wonderfully productive soil
covers lava strata deposited by volca
noes long ago extinct The rejuvena
tion of the land results not alone from
this lava, but from rich fertilisers an
nually brought to it by the irrigation
waters. It is almost an aphorism that
land is good where sage brush grows.
Marvelous must therefore be the fer
tility of Idaho, for everywhere the
green of the sage is seen. Wheat,corn,
oats, barley, alfalfa, timothy, rye, flax,
tobacco, broom corn, sorghum, sweet
and Irish potatoes, beets, cabbages,
hops, and fruits, such as prunes, ap
ples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries,
apricots, nectarines, grapes and all of
the small bush products, grow profuse
ly. Particularly do the apple, pear and
prune attain to perfection In size and
Alex. McPherson of Boise City real
ized $600 per acre from apples. Geo.
L. Hall of Mountain Home sold $800
worth of peaches from one acre. T. J.
Phifer of Boise City realized $900 from
two acres of Italian prunes. Instances
like these can be multiplied ad Infini
But Idaho does not depend entirely
upon agriculture. Its mountains are
filled with mining camps which furnish
a home market for far more agricul
tural products than the state is now
able to produce.
Snake River Valley contains about
3,000,000 'acres and s^me of the finest
pastoral scenes there!presented are in
the midst Of gold placer mining opera
tions., farmers', there realize
handsomely for work during spafe
hours—washing shining powdered igold
from the river's bed.
In a state having so many productive
portions to select from it is hard to
suggest particular locations, but set
tlers will find room for any number of
new homes.
Different state and private agencies
are sending out printed information
about Idaho. Perhaps the most con
servatively prepared matter is that
now emanating from the general pas
senger agent of the Oregon Short Line
at Salt Lake City, Utah. This railroad
permeates almost every agricultural
region in the state and stands ready
to furnish to homeseekers every cour
tesy In the power of its officers.
At the present rate Idaho will soon
be as thickly populated as Utah. It
is in the same latitude as France, Swit
rerland, Portugal, Spain and Italy, and
Us climate is incomparable.
Vast timber areas furnish lumber o?
excellent quality. Cyclones and de
structive storms never occur. The win
ters are short and people work out
doors all the year. The annual death
rate Is the lowest of any state *in the
Verily Idaho Is a wonderful state and
destirfed to become the home place ol
many times its present population.
-Three Pobont In Tobacco ^Bmok*.
C. Binz, in. the Deutsche Aeriste-Zel
tung, says there are three kinds'of pol
eon in tobacco smoke: nicotine that
which is obtained by the slow ash for
mation, pryridlp, etc., and carbonic ox
ide. Carbonic oxide ."la always easly
shown to be present In tobacco smoke.
Its percentage depending upon the vol
ume of the smoke gas, varies between
0.6 and 7.6. The variations depend
upon the rapidity of the ash formation
dnd'the quantity of tha-fttmospheric air
drawn In or'the lung air -blown otit A
neyer-so-sllght acute poisoning from
carbonic acid of tobacco smoke is, un
der ordinary conditions, scarcely t» be
expected. Whether the dally tadcing
in of the small, quantity of carbonic
oxide which, through many-year* of
smoking, gets into the bipod of «nok
The'smalll boy like* mnierial sym
athy, but l|e never likes'his mother tc
feel for him
feel itn
The heif
is to be al
vith her slipper,
fit ot eaiae
meitX- ambition
The skf
an.in won
lOthMr f'
Typographical Union, fta 16, Ex
pelled by Chicago Federation.
Printer* Oenauneed for Not Con«lnnla(
a Hojoott aa ta Which th« Federation
'Ktow Vlalma to Hate ^iloia JurUdlc
Chicago, 'March 20.—Sumtriary action
,was taken by the Chicago Ffederatiqn
of Labor Sunday against Typographi
cal union No. 16. That union was ex
pelled from the federation by a practi
cally unanimous vote, for what was
declared to be treasonable action to
ward the central body, and In expell
ing the printers it maintained the posi
tion that it took eighteen months ago,
when a boycott was first established
against two local papers singled out
for the purpose. Chairman James J.
Ryan of the printers' delegation gave
notice of an appeal to the American
Federation of Labor, and the printers
left the hail.
The resolution expelling the print
ers was as follows "Some eighteen
months ago the Chicago Federation of
Labor and Allied Printing Trades
council placed a boycott on the Chica
go Daily News and the Record. It was
thoroughly understood at the time that
a settlement of any kind that was to bo
made was to be made with the publisn
ers of the Chicago Daily News and -the
Record should be made by the execu
tive board of this federation and the
Allied Printing Trades' council. No
organization had any right to with
draw their support from the boycott
without notifying these bodies and
obtaining their consent to any move in
the boycott. The matter has been tak
en up by the executive board of the
American Federation of Labor, and the
executive board of the International
Typographical union, and it is still
being deliberated upon by these bod
"In defiance to the instructions or
this body, and in defiance to their alle
giance to the American Federation or
Labor, local union No. 16 of the Typo
graphical union passed resolutions at
their adjourned meeting of March 11,
declaring the. boycott off, so far as the
printers were concerned—in fact, as
far as organized labor In Chicago and
elsewhere was concerned. We believe
that the printers had no justification in
this act, and we believe that It is treas
onable for any organization to thus
defy the mandates of the central body.
Therefore, be it resolved, That
Typographical union No..
16 be expelled
from this body until such time as they
apologize for their act, and make
ajnends in a suitable manner for their
treasonable conduct.
"And be it further resolVed, That
the executive board of this federation
look into the matter and report at the
next regular meeting of this body any
additional reprimand that in their
judgment is necessary in the case."
Ma oh In la our On
Chicago, March 20.—Chicago Tabor
troubles are responsible for the .dis
agreement of manufacturers and ma
chinists, who closed their Grand Pacific
hotel peace conference at a lat& hour
Sunday morning in face of the under
standing that within a month 100,000
machinists will be ordered to strike in
all parts qf the United States and
Molders' and Mill Blen'a ITniei Ralneit.
New Albany, Ind., March 20.—The
molders at the Tersteege-Globmann
Stove and Range company will get a
15 per cent advance, and the skilled
workmen at the roiling mills are to
receive a 25 per cent" increase. The
latter are now getting the highest
wages paid them since .1880.
Rail Pet Rooting tor kiialiM,
English, Ind., 'March 20.—The,old
snake pasture, a tract of sixty-acres,
on the farm of P. F. Flannagan, near
St. Croix, where thousands of reptiles
annually hibernate, and where more
than-fifty head of cattle have been
bitten to death, was plowed up during
the last cold weather and a large drove
of hogs tur&ed4n. ^Mr. flannagan has
sown corn broadcast over the pasture
to encourage the rooting proclivities of
the hogs, and in this Way he hopes to
eradicate the reptiles.
Qalaafca A. Grow Perlimely III,
Washington, March 20.—Represenfca
tive Galusha A. Grow of Pennsylvania,
tr^«. cannot, sefcjup a-^ii^ril^'injuiy-ja^OKWierly.apeaker of-tjie-house ,of rep
question- stilt-to be T?smt*tives,- is ill at' his -hotel jbere,
suffering, from erysipelas.
late Ram la It Pataraharg.
Personally, I know of no other tpwr
where such late hours are la vogue! ex
.cept St. Petersburg. But your St Pet-'
•rsburger doesn't up early Jn th«
morning. At St. Petersburg the.ntuslc'
hails, wifch it is the fashionable tjjilng
to attend hfter the theater—a: drite -to
them- taking a. half an hotir In a swifl
aleigh—do nfti practically begin till
12. Through tlje Neva at 4 o'clock in
the morning yon have to literally, push
ypur way, and the favorite trains foi
travelers are those starting about S
o'clock in the morning. These trains
save the Russian the trouble of getting
np early. He wishes his friends "good
night," and drives down to the station
comfortably after supper, without put*
ting the {louse to any inconvenience.—
Jerome K. Jerome in. Uie Saturday
Sveniog Poi
Oor. Xaary Aboli.hea Slavery.
Washington, March 20.—The secre
tary of- the navy has received from
Ckp(. Richard P. Leary, governor pf
Guam, a "copy of a decree Issued by
him-abolidhing slavery In the isiftnd
Accidentally gboote Bll Brother.
Marehalltown, Iowa, tfarch 20.
Frank Hull, son of Charles &ull, 'was
accidentally shot Saturday evening by
a younger brother, apd doctor^ give no
hopes of recovery.
Bryan Fredlota tha JsajMa.
Wichita, Kas., March lO.-r-W. J.
Bryan passed through Wichita last
night' on his way to Nebrast^. -Asked
about the campaign issues,-Jie said
money, trusts and imperialism would
"be discussed. Asked if preference of
Issues would be local, he said
Preacher Drbpa Oat, -Leaving Publisher*
l» »,. Row..
Topeka, Kan., March 20.—"May God
bless the use of* the press of the
World to the glory of his kingdom on
earth/' With, these words the preachr
er-editor concluded his valedictory in
the so-called Sunday. edition of the
Capitol,- which went to press at
o'clock Saturday afternoon.' Yet "Shel
don week" came to an end in a hot
fight among the stockholders of the pa
Theatrouble began Friday night with
the announcement by F. O. Popenoe,
the principal stockholder, that the pa
per would continue to- be printed along
the lines laid down- by Mr. Sheldon,
with some modifications. This the reg
ular editor, Gen. Hudson, and publish
er Dell Hersey, deny in vigorous and
picturesque language.
•teleotrlo Carriage (feed ln Kannluff Down
Two Burglar*.
Chicago, March 20.—An automobile,
filled with policemen, in a chase after
two burglars, created excitement in
the stock yards district Sunday night
and demonstrated a new use for the
electric vehicles. The burglar's were
captured after a run of six blocks, but*
they used their pistols with such ef
fect that the cab was twice punctured
with leaden missiles, although the po
lice officers inside escaped unharmed.
Had the tires been punctured it would
have been different.
The captured men were taken to the
stock yards police station, where they
swore roundly at automobiles in gen
eral, and the one that caused their
downfall in particular. They gave
their names as Barney Dobbs and
James Strickland.
Three Hunters Drift Abont Bennmbed
by tha Cold for Tun Hour*.
Chicago, March 20.—Three men in a
boat went duck hunting on Lake Mich
igan off Cheltenham Beach Sunday,
and before their day's sport was over
two tugs and another rowboat were
called Into service to rescue them and
bring them back home. The men who
managed to keep .several hundred peo
ple guessing about their fate for some
hours were Ferdinand Vinzens, who
works for- the Illinois Steel company
George Adams, a cigarmake.r, and
John Lustig, a cobbler. Several police
officers and five men aided in the res
Drop* Down Mining Shaft,
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 20.—J. S.
Stewart of Lead, S. D., had a thrilling
experience a few weeks ago in the
Grand Encampment copper mining dis
trict, in southern Carbon county, when
he dropped down a 150-foot shaft. He
gdt into the bucket to go down the
shaft to inspect the workings. All of
a sudden the speed of the bucket In its
downward course increased, and, to use
Stewart's words, "it seemed as though
the earth Was going up into the sun."
When within fifty feet of the bottom
the speed of the bucket suddenly slack-
Rncoeufully Operated for Blindness.
Chicago," March 20.—Mrs'. F. G. Par
ker of this city, after having been
totally blind for seven years, has re
gained her sight by a remarkably skill
ful and successful surgical operation.
Mrs. Parker was married in Chicago
seven years ag6. Shortly afterward her
sight began to fall, and total blindness
soon followed. Recent X-ray examina
tions disclosed a hypertrophy of the
occ'pital-lobe of the Lrain, which made
it necessary to trephine the skull and
make .incisions to -diminish*"die pres
sure on thefptic nerve, and this dar
ing operation proved entirely success
^it would be individual. Commercial
'travelers would .emphasize)' trusts,
many jFOuld discuss the fliy»hr.t»i bill
and its effect on greefilAcks, while
thousands of ^lepubli^^jis and all
classes pf^the opposition would
slowed down to its
jMhn ftomfitlUng tinrl
pened -to the machinery, biit the mis
hap was rectified before the bottom of
the shaft was reached.
JRecnlatera Threaten to Kill.
Atlanta, Ga., March 19.—A special
from Columbia, ,S. C., says that the
station agent and other citizens of jSIee
cees, Orangeburg county, telegraphed
the .governor at midnight begging for
troops to protect them from white
regulators," who had twice visited
the town, beaten people, white and
black, and promised to return today
and kill them'. Work .on the surround
ing farms had been stopped and peo
ple driven from their business. The
governor telegraphed the sheriff, to ride
across the county with a posse an'd
give protection till troops could be
sent today, if needed. The cause of
the lawlessness is unknown.
Gov. Tanner Now In Florida.
Palm Beach, Fla., March 19.—Gov.
John R. Tanner of Illinois, arrived
here last night, and went to the Hotel
Royal Poinciana.
The governor was somewhat fa
tigued by his journey, but did not ap
pear illy He walked around the hotel
corridors'^ chatting with members of
his party for some time before he re
tired. The governor is accompanied
by Mrs. Tanner, Dr. and Mrs. L. C.
Taylor of Springfield, and Mr. and air:.
I. N. Phillips.
Carries *a Cargo of Gnam.'
San Francisco, Cal., March 19.—The
brig John D. Spreckels has sailed for
Guam, carrying mails and freight. This
is the first vessel which has. ever left
here for the LadroneB with a cargo of
merchandise. The bulk of the cargo
is for the stocking of a store, to be
owned and operated by the Western
Commercial company at Guam. There
is also a telephone plant on board,
which will be put nil and operated by
the company.
(Vlfe'a llair Blaeeh Cra*w HasbanA.
Newklrk,. Q. T., March 20.—Bleached
&alr of the ^young .and pretty wife of
Andrew Maxwell, a farmer living near
tiiis 'place, tias^drlvjeit-her huaband in
"i&fie: -Mrs.-"Ma«wellto hair -was black!
as a. raven's .Wing, but she recently had:
It turned yellow by a hairdresser. When'
the .young husband came liome and
found his wife with a different col
ored hair he fretted over-it until he
lost his mind.
..JBhcht Traral.on Oae.Ttaket.1'!..
St. Louis, Mo., March 20.—Mrs. Mia
.pie Parkhiirat of Hudson, Ark., passed
through here Saturday en route to
Rochester, Mi^n.,. to visit relatives.
She had with her seven children, the
mother and youngsters having trav
eled here on" a single "tlclTel, all being
Within'the prescribed age limit—under
6. There .were itwo
Mrs. Banks—Do yoti 'hnW "hny.',
trouble in getting servants? Mrs.
notify the shore
danger. Iii alike manner
digestion and dyspepsia
where other
Spring Humor*
of tho Blood
Gome to a ccrtain percentage of all tha
people. Probably 75 per cent, of these
people are cured every year by HoodV
Sarsaparilla, and- we hope by thin
advertisement to get the other 25 per
cent, to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. It
has made more people well, effected
more wonderful cures than any other
medicine in the world. Its strength
as a blood purifier is demonstrated by
its marvelous cures of
8crofu!a Salt Rheum
Scald Head Boils, Pimples
All kinds of Humor Psoriasis
Blood Poisoning Rheumatism
Catarrh Malaria, Etc.
All of which are prevalent at this season.
You need Hood's Sarsaparilla now.
It will do you wonderful good.
Is America's Greatest Blood Medicine.
MlaWr quick relief and caret wortt
care*. Book of testimonials and 10 DATA' treatment
nun. us. H. N. OKIES'8 SOKB, B« Z, IIU.U, E*.
.s i.
of twins, and
'thl eldest child in the party was but a
fraction over 'A years of age.
Children Bora to Death.
Alfred, N. Y., March 20.—A farm
house ln McHenry valley, about tour
miles north of this:place, was burned
Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock, and
two boys, one 3 years old and the other
9, were cremated. They were children
of Bugene Ferrin. The fire started
between!the rooms occupied hy. the
parents and children and cut off fit
ebance of rescuing tbem,
miiim ^r
Rlyirs^-No rvo had flve in the
tjfo vfeeka. ,' y. "fr®
Wlreleei Telesrapby
Has had anew demonstration, of nm*
fulness .by thd capbafnof4 lightship,
who used it after ordinary signals li&d
Bitters,. the famous In­
cure, tab
It rega-
l«*te8 the bo.wels and impro vejs.the,
'Many a bearded fugitive from juatlca
has escaped by a close shave.
Go to your grocer to-day
and get a 15c. package of
It takes the place of cof
fee at the cost.
Made from pure grains it
is nourishing and health
hrirt that row tootr ghw JOB
•ooept BO imitation.
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ctnnatl Enquirer Conpior eaah amonottac ta
t3S,0p0. It will, for solutions received of tha
popnMtloa of tbe United Statee,'to be verlfleCVr
tbe Director of tbe United BtatM C«n*u*, (IT.
To the Nearest Correct
Guess recehred
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To the Third
-To ibe Sixth
To the Sereoth. ...
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amounting to
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amounting to
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amounting to
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amounting,to ,. $25,000.00
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