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TROUBLE AGAIN BREWING AMONG THE BALKAN STATES. BlocA May Again Be Shed on the An cieivi Battleground of Macedonia. Pan~Bulgarin and Its Promoter, and Opponent.. Away down in the southwest corner of Europe exists a number of small inde pendent, semi-independent or tributary kingdoms and principalities whose poli tics is in a state of perpetual unrest. The relations of two of them, Bulgaria From a recent photo. KING CHARLES OF ROUMANIA. and Roumania. have reached the state tvhere an outbreak o£ armed hostility may be confidently expected. It may be, in size, a “tempest in a teapot," but its results on the future geography of Eu rope may be farreaching. Besides, the inhabitants of the countries involved are the descendants of a stock anciently not ed for their valor, and a coufiict, though probably brief,, would be marked by much bloodshed while it lasted. The bone of contention is that ancient battleground. Macedonia. For its posses sion four disputants have put in their claims—Turkey, the present holder, on the ground of long ownership; Servia, be cause the inhabitants are somewhat akin to the Servians; Bulgaria and Roumania. because the leaven of unrest is working in them, an4 they desire to extend their territory. The situation is further com plicated bj the tacts that Bulgaria is un der the nomiiiai sovereignty of the sultan and that ait these Slavonic races are keenly anxious to free themselves from the last rewaaots of Turkish rule. Be sides, the whiia hear of Russia has his psw in the matter, as Russian domina tion over these countries is necessary be fore the czar eau realize the long cherish ed project of ruling at Constantinople. Bulgaria and Roumania, however, are the two countries most directly interest ed. For several years past the desire oi the Bulgarians has been to annex Macedonia. They call this desire the “pan-Bulgarian" movement, but they have met many obstacles to its fulfill ment. Here it may be well to explain tbat the population of the disputed ter ritory is badly mixed and coutains ele ments favorable to each of the dis petants. For the past two years the Bid garians, anticipating an outbreak, have been smuggling arms and ammunition in to the country. Each time, however, the rising for various causes had to be post poned until finally the desperate Bui garians havp resorted to assassination, that method so familiar in eastern poli tics. The nominal cause of the present tension is the murder of a Roumanian professor who was the leader of the Roumanian Macedonians. Other mur From his latest photo. PRINCE FERDINAND OF BULGARIA, ders have been planned and some of them carried into execution. Naturally the minds of the Roumapians have been inflamed to a warlike point. Roumania’s object and attitude in the present crisis are similar to her adver sary’s. The most prominent and wealthi est element of the Macedonian population is Roumanian by birth or affiliation and leans strongly to the Roumanian “national Idea”—that is. to the extension of Rou manias influence in the Balkan states. Both of the beads of the two contend ing states are Germans, Prince Ferdi nand of Bulgaria being from Saxe-Co bnrg, while King Prince Ferdinand was chosen ruler by the Bulgarians in 1887 at the age of 26. In 1803 he married a daughter of the Duke of Parma, and in 1804 his son and heir, Boris, was born. The prince is a man of undoubted abili ty, although he is impatient and very am bitious. His aim is to obtain the actual, not nominal, sovereignty of Bulgaria, with the title of king. Often, however, be declares himself tired of the endless bickerings and complications of Bulga rian politics. King Charles of Itoumania has held that title since 1S81, although he was known as prince since I860. He is cour ageous and devoted to the country of his adoption. In 1S77 he dared to defy the might of Russia to pass over his puny country. The queen, Elizabeth, is known to the literary world as the poet and nov elist “Carmen Sylva” and commands the entil'd love and- devotion of her people. Woman's Sphere, Ho—13 it true that you are going on the fringe? She—No. not exactly. I’m going on the platform as a lecturer. He—Weil, that’s what I call an ideal profession for a woman. She—• Why do you think it is? He—Because she has nothing to do but »lk. . ->. •; . —w ' s.—. ; WEST POINT DISCIPLINE. Possible Mmsmi Why Lieutenant j Lindsey W'ent to China. When the cadets at West Point feel thnt they have been ill treated by one of their instructors, they do not hesitate to pive him a penile hint to that effect, therefore when they pave Lieutenant J ulian R. Lindsey a “silence” recently Photo by Pach Bros., New Tort LIEUTENANT JULIAN R. UNDSET. he understood that he had become rather unpopular, and it undoubtedly had some thing to do with hastening his departure. He has been appointed aid to General Chaffee and has been relieved from duty as tactical officer at the Military acad emy. He will sail for China at once. The cadets' grievance is that he report ed several upper class men for compelling “plebes” to do menial service. Sometimes Chancre Their Mln«i« The facility with which women change their minds is shown nowhere more clear ly than in the matter of the marriages they make, says the Baltimore News. If Arabella announces to you that noth ing in the world could induce her to mar ry a physician, though she may take the very sensible precaution of rubbing wood after she's made this announcement, the rhanees are that before she's very much ♦lder she’ll succumb to the charms of «ome Aesculapius and wed him, though she should be miserable ever after. There never was a woman who declar ed that she would not marry a clergyman and be limited to one black silk frock ev ery ten years, but eventually yielded to destiuv and wedded a man of God, to be harshly criticised by his flock ever after, as every clergyman's wife bus been since the time of the apostles. If there is one class of men that a wo mau especially dislikes it is as much as her happiness is worth to say that she will have nothing to do with its members; for fate, presumably to punish her for at tempting to manage affairs that we are assured are arranged iu a better place, inevitably leads her to devote her life “for better for worser” to oij#of them. Once there was a woman who loathed the firemen of locomotives and ships in tensely. She said they were always extremely soiled and disagreeable and that even in a newly washed state they bore the evidences of their calling in cor ners of their features. One day she met a man who was so very neat in his ap pearance- that she decided at once he must either be a barber or a tailor, and so without once inquiring into his business she became engaged to him. Then she found he was a miner, which calling, as every one knows, is far worse even than that of fireman. This direful story should be a warning to the most reckless of her sex never to determine not to marry a man of a cer tain profession if she really thinks she would not be happy with him, for it’s equivalent to daring fate to bring him along and make a match between them. The wise maiden sometimes announces that she positively will not wed a mil lionaire, but here, alas, the charm fails, for there are unfortunately not enough millionaires to go around, and she’s just as likely to marry the clerk whose sal ary is $12 a week as any one else. The Flonr Shampoo. Isn't it a pity that women persist in ruining their hair by too much soap and water? says the London Mail. One of the most successful coiffeurs refuses to .shampoo with it oftener than twice a year unless the hair is unusually oily. For other shampoos, given once a month, flour is used. The flour bath takes time, but is an effective shampoo. The powder is sifted into the hair in handfuls. Then the locks are divided into sections and brushed with a soft brush until every particle of white dust has beeu removed. Three or four applications of flour should be used at each shampoo, the color and consistency of the refuse proving that an amazing amount of dost is removed from the hair and scalp with each application. Twice a year the hair should be singed at the season when trees and hedges are cut back. After the soap and water shampoos only the purest castile soap should be used on the hair—brilliantine should be applied, and then there will be no trace of the stiffness and dryness usualiy so noticeable after this shampoo. The huir should be brushed every uight with fine, flexible brushes, and the brush es should be cleaned twice or three times a week with flour or ammonia and water. If the hair is turning gray or falling out, massage is the best remedy, and by massage is not meant a fubbing of the scalp, which will ruin the finest head of hair, but a rotary movement of the scalp. To massage properly a huger is firmly pressed against the head, and the loose scalp under it pushed with a rotary mo tion. The fingers are moved from point to point, but are never permitted to slide over or rub the scalp. These new methods are abundantly successful, but some women. In spite of expert advice, persist in clinging to old and dangerous ways, and then they won der why the hair becomes thin or unlove ly. Much harm is often done by the use of noxious kind3 of soap—a misguided passion for cleanliness should not mean the destruction of beauty, but its preser vation or enhancement. Tlji For Traveler!. In starting away it is important to think of the small things. The big ones take care of themselves. We simply never forget that fresh dress, any more than we do that fresh creation from the milliner. But the paper or case of pins, the extra hairpins and indeed the thou sand and one little nothings that may fairly make or mar the whole trip, ah, those are the rascally little annoyances which we too often forget. Even if we are able to replenish our stores we too often find the resort shop as woefully lacking a real assortment as it is “steep” In price. Tiny take this way of getting sven with tut for buying nothing but “no* CLARm BARTON’S COLLAPSE. Her Heroic Faint at a Galveston Red Cross Meeting. Miss Clara Barton, who for 50 years has been ou the scene of every great war. pestilence or famine, ministering to the sufferers, has at last succumbed to hard work. She is dangerously ill nmi has gone to Washington to i^st from'.her la bors and to try to regain her strength. It was while in Galveston bringing help to the victims of the storm that Miss Barton broke down completely. Her staff was gnthered around her in her rooms at the.Tremont, and she hud just finished a strikingly clear and lucid outline of her work, assigning each member of her staff to the particular part of the work tliut each one was to do. Suddenly she ceased speaking. "Now I want to hear the views of my advisers.” she said after a pause. Turn Photo by Smith, Evanston, Ilia. CLARA BARTON. ing to Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, vice president of the Red Cross, who sat at her side, she whispered: “Begin talking. X am going to faint. Don't iet them see.” And nobody saw. -* Given to Noted Bi-ldea. When Princess Louise was married to the Marquis of Lome, now the Duke of Argyll, she received some curious pres ents. The queen gave her the customary set of opals and diamonds bestowed on English royal brides and also a couple of emerald and diamond centers for bracelet or necklace. The bridegroom’s parents gave an emerald and diamond tiara. Clan Campbell sent as a gift to the wife of their future chief a lovely dia moud and pearl necklace, with a pearl and sapphire loyket, while a most curious bracelet of barbaric appearance came from the tenantry.',and peasants of the Loch of Mull, madfe of pieces of the odd green serpentine of Iona tSionnfed on a gold band. Princess Beatrice on bpr marriage was the recipient of various pieces of hand some jewelry from her own family. As the queen's favorite daughter she had many friends. No English princess ever had so many books given her or so many small artistic presents. She had always been interested in the artists of the Isie of Wight, and they sent her a white mo-' roeeo bound album coutaining a water color sketch from each. The women of Bristol gave her an elaborately carved linen chest. It is supposed no English princess ever received so much jewelry on her mar riage as Princess Louise of Wales when she married the Duke of Fife, for its value was estimated at .$750,000. She had a ruby horseshoe pin from her broth ers, a diamond bracelet from 112 girl fripnds and seven diamond stars from a number of men friends. When the Duke of York married Prin cess May, wha had been engaged to his brother, the Duke of Clarence, who died before the jvedding, it seemed that the people of Great Britain vied in pouring jewels at her feet. The queen gave- a necklace and tiara of diamonds, the women of England a diamond and pearl necklace, while the girls of Ireland and England gave a superb diamond and pearl tiara. Innumerable smaller but no less lovely gems were included in the list.—Cassell’s Magazine. uv. « ivun .»vinniuu wi iv U1EICIII Chauncey M. Depew, addressing a class of girls in Washington, declared: “There are ’hree great events iu a woman’s life Thz-ie are her graduation, her engage ment and her marriage.” Then he drop ped a hint that would be very valuable to women if it admitted practical appli cation in their case. “Life is not all serious, and it is not all work. I believe in fun. Why, I am here tonight as young and gay and healthy as any of you because I have got out of life all the fun there is in it.” Fun—the mere joy of living—how is it to be included in the calculations of the woman the sweet girl graduate becomes? We know ourselves, alas, we women of the times! To be merry—glad we’re llv mg—how can we? We have a mothers’ .^ i. Wt.\ with mothers uud their children. At It' we go into the slums to wrench out hearts, soil our hands and, but for force of intellect, despair, striving to make life and light out of the humanity of the sub merged. In the afternoon we have a meet ing where papers read conclusively dem onstrate that woman is doomed to injus tice from the start and that all we get on earth we shall have, by fighting grim ly. So it goes from morning till dewy eve, aud through the night our sleep is troubled with the thought of all the bur den that falls on us. It is very well foi a man to talk of the wisdom of fun. But let him try being a woman of today. Let him know all she knows end try to do all that her conscience demands of her. Then he will see how true it is that liv ing is very serious business.—Pittsburg Dispatch. Little saci,n of turn silk may be bung unobtrusively upon the backs of chairs to supply a faint, elusive scent to a room if that is liked. These should be filled with dried leaves of sweet gerani um, lemon verbena and lavender mixed, or of lemon verbena alone if that delight ful odor is preferred. Kerosene in the boiling whitens clothes safely, especially such as are yellow from lying. But in a tablespoonful to each gallon of suds. For very yellow or grimy things make an emulsion of kero sene, clear lime water and turpentine in equal parts. Very pretty effects in lamp shades can be Obtained by those familiar with the making of paper flowers. The more sub stantial and dignified glass globe has been in vogue for some time, but glass globes that are handsome are likewise ex pensive. ' WOMAM AM) HOME. A COUNTESS WHO GIVES HER TIME TO THE SALVATION ARMY. Way to Wnsli Tonr Face—-Sometimes Chancre Their Minds—The Flour Shampoo — Given to Noted Brides. Serious Mission of Women. 1 The Countess of Tnnlcerville and her husband, the carl, "intend to devote the larger portion of their time to the Salva tion Army, in which they are both so much interested. The countess, it will be remembered, was Miss Leonora Van Marter of Taco ma. She married the earl when he had no idea of succeeding to the title. He was then in Seattle on a tour of the world. He met the charming Miss Van Marter and was deeply impressed by her beauty and her charming disposition. In spite of her wealth and social position she was much interested in the work of the Salva tion Army and gave much of her time and money to the cause. The earl became deeply Interested In the work through her. He watched her labors with a keen appreciation. Before .. ■ ' 1 .■■■.. — ■» COUNTESS OF TANKEKVILLE. long lie was himself as ardent a devotee of the cause, and for quite six months the two worked side by side in the slums. During this time there was no word spoken by either of them of a closer rela tion than their work afforded. But the bonds of sympathy were binding them to each other with steadily increasing strength. Finally a word came from Eugland for the young man to give up his work and return home. Perhaps it was the thought of parting that precipi tated the wooing. At all events he spoke and, gaining a favorable answer, agreed to wait a month and take her home with him. The month passed soon enough, and the two were joined in wedlock and start ed for England on the honeymoon. The earl intended to return to Tacoma and resume his work there and was greatly amazed on reaching England to learn that the heirs to the earldom had died, and he was next in succession. Al most immediately after the ear! died, and the title was his. His duty to his house then compelled him to change his plans and remain iu England. The countess has become im mensely popular, though she is better loved by her peasant people than by the class in which her husband moves so cially. Her beauty and wit and sweet ness make her a favorite there as well. Way to Wash Your Face, The matter of washing the face ap pears very simple, but it is the exception rather than the rule when it is properly done. Look at a piece of furniture and note the amount of dust and dirt it will collect in a few hours, and one may real ize the quantity the face has to receive. It not only gathers up the minute parti cles of all kinds that float about the house, but that, too, which is outside. There is an old tradition that if one would preserve a delicate complexion water should not touch the face, the skin to be cleaned by rubbing it with a piece of flannel, which might suffice if the face were kept in a glass case. The face needs hot water applied liberally to it with the hands, and generally the use of pure, nonirritating soap will not come amiss. Wash cloths are often an abom ination, as they are too seldom free from impurities, and the same statement is true of sponges. They are left imper fectly cleansed from the soap that has been used and are dried at the wash stand, wheD after every use they should be washed, boiled and hung in the air. I have often seen faces with muddy skins, dotted with blackheads and pim ples because impurities from wash cloths and sponges had been rubbed into the skin to its infection, says Harper’s Ba zar. If the face is oily and filled with fine blackheads, the iatter can be removed by rubbing them with a soft cloth dipped in alcohol or in equal parts of cologne wa ter. The latter will cleanse the face better than anything else, acting upon the skin as a gentle stimulant. The contact of the fingers with the face seems to have a vivifying effect. It is easy whil“ thus dashing the water in the face to massage it and bring the blood to the surface. If, however, the face has not been care fully looked after in the manner describ ed, if the oily matter has been allowed to collect in the glands and enlarge their orifices and the face is dotted with those unsightly accumulations, the work of get ting rid of them is no easy matter. Some of the largest may bei rubbed out with the 6oft cloth dipped in cologne and water, especially If the face is first steamed; but if this method is not sufficient those re maining must be pressed out, one by one, using a watch key. The hole of the key is placed over 1#ie point, a quick pressure is made and the contents of the gland pushed out. To allay the irritation the face should be washed with very hot water after this, and care should be tak en that too many of the blackheads are not renjoved at one time. Brooklyn Clubs. Brooklyn can boast two notable wom en’s clubs, one the Civitas, formed by the society girls of the heights for the dis cussion of political matters, nnd the Health Protective league, an up town or ganization of women whose avowed ob ject was the healthful management of the city, the proper cleaning of the streets, the ventilation of the schools and other matters relating to the hygiene of the people. These clubs did more actual work and gained more lasting fame than nny of the various women’s dubs of New York. The famous Seidl club was also an outgrowth of Brooklyn, numbering thousands of the city’s residents who used to fairly swarm over the old Acad emy of Musk at the concerts that were given there under the direction of Mrs. Laura Langford, the president of the association. The Brooklyn Womenjs club has been called the "Sorosia” of that cit* and has many feminine celebrities in lit erature among it* members. PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA. ElBcfcocj Attained by the Cu of Uearular Army Methods. Pennsylvania’s militia, called out for service in the disturbed eoal regions, has j been noted for its soldierly qualities and I efficiency since its reorganization in 1878. | Formerly composed chietly of brass but toned officers, it io now in a most flourisb , ing condition, both as regards nambers I and fitness for active service. It has been built up on the theory that to fit the men for actual service under arms it is neces sary to accustom them to life under simi lar conditions. This theory has been proved sound in practice, and the Key stone State knows through its experience in the Spanish-American war and during previous strikes that it can rely upon its citizen soldiery. One of the main factors in holding the Pennsylvania militia up to so high a standard of efficiency is the system of camping followed every summer. Al though the camp duty of each man lasts only eight days, he is expected during that week to follow a wartime routine. General John P. S. Gobin, commander of the Third brigade of the militia and commander of the troops under arms, has a long and honorable record. He en From a recent photograph." GfcJiRRAL J. P. 8. GORIN, tered the civil war a lieutenant and emerged from the struggle with the stars of a brigadier general. Since the civil war he has practiced law at Lebanon, Pa., and has been prominent in political. Masonic and Grand Army circles. In all these fields of endeavor he has been very successful, reaching the positions of lieu tenant governor, which he now holds; grand master of the grand commandary of Knights Templars and in the Grand Army commander in chief. A Brave Woman. Bliss Sarah M. Burks is probably the only woman mail carrier in the west. Bays the Kansas City Journal, and her route is one of the most desolate con ceivable. From St. Johns to Jimtown, A. T., she travels twice a week, covering a distance of 208 miles, as the towns are 52 miles apart. The intersecting country is practically a wilderness, the settlers being few and far between. It would be difficult to imagine a more uninviting region than that traversed by Bliss Burks. What tiny streams are found there are poisoned with alkali. Navajo Indians and occasionally an Apa che are somewhat plentiful, but white men seldom go there, aud then only to get gold, silver aud copper. Nothing in the way of vegetation can grow there. It is simply a region of rich minerals de posited in the titanic volcanic action ages ago. Along the western border of this deso late, uncanny wilderness Bliss Burks rides twice a week. Generally she is alone, and if she has a companion he is likely to be a miner, a commercial travel er or a lawyer who has rented a horse from Bliss Burks’ father, and she is to collect payment and to see to the care of the horse. She is always armed with shooting irons, and when a child she was the crack shot at the mining camp at Harqua Hala. Her hat is a wide straw. She wears Bhort skirts of 4>lue Serge, a corduroy or canvas jacket, leather leggings and heavy shoes. She Blast Keep Posted. It is impossible nowadays for a woman uninstructed in public affairs to make herself interesting in social intercourse. She need not make a hobby of politics or reform, but such knowledge as she gath ers from an intelligent trading of a good newspaper is necessary” agreeable com panionship. Men are growing accustom ed to women who read and think, and when their pet political aphorism is met with an uncomprehending stare they In voluntarily resent it, as once they would have resented the unusual experience of finding a woman with any opinion at all. A few years ago a certain active mind ed maiden aunt was amused by the vehe mence of a young male relntive who was inveighing against the so called “new woman.” “But, you know, I am one,” ■t he protested mildly. “No, you're not; you only think you are!”'he answered loyally. Being a wo man wise in her generation, she smiled, dropped the subject and let him grow. Two years later he informed her that he could not marry an unir^ormed or unin telligent woman, ns he wanted the true companionship and full comprehension of his thoughts, aims and interests. The aunt took no notice of the inconsistency, knowing that the twentieth century would be justified of her children.—New York Tribune. — Courtesies at Home. It is not merely from a desire to please in society that good manners should be studied, but from the wish to consider the feelings of other people. Kindliness and unselfishness are among the virtues to be cultivated in all social intercourse, and nowhere can these qualities be bet ter acquired than in home life. In the home circle, however, too much is often taken for granted, and the graces of eourtesv are sometimes entirely dispensed with. Yet these small adornments are useful in molding manners and character. Tact and thoughtfulness are some of the home arts. Cheerfulness and a readiness to make home bright are other duties. Courtesy to one’s parents is of impor tance, taking time to cheer the tired mother or perplexed father, remembering to take a helpful interest in brothers and sisters and not to be too absorbed in one’s own pursuits are valuable points to keep in mind. It is worth while to be punc tual at meals, careful of one’s personal appearance and to cultivate sensible, pleasant talk at table. In a word, a well bred and considerate person does not re serve careful manners, neat clothes or cheerful conversation only for the out side world.__ Linoleum is an admirable floor cover ing for bathrooms, where there should also, of course, be one or two bath mats. Linoleum is a little poid looking for halls, but, however, it is often used there with success. It is useful again as a sur round to carpet, for which purpose the parquet pattern is perhaps the most ef fective. ■ - SHAKE DP IN BRITAIN f CHAMBERLAIN THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN ENGLISH POLITICS. Change* Resulting From the Boer War—“Fighting Joe” nnd Ills Out spoken Friends and Enemies—-Busi ness and Statesmanship. Now that the British-Boer war is al most over Great Britain is passing through an era of charges and recrimina tions of incompetence and malfeasance in office. There have been scandals and so called exposures in the commissary, hos Photo by Elliott ft Fry, London. JOSEPH CHAM HEKLA IN. pital and other departments of the Brit ish military organization. The result probably will be changes in the govern ment, and our old friend, “Fighting Joe” Chamberlain, now secretary of state for the colonies, seems slated for a change to secretary of state for war to succeed Lord Lansdowne. The trouble with the English war department seems to be that it is afilicted with dry rot and bound up with red tape. There is urgent need of a man who will take hold of it with a mas terful hand and clear away the antiquat ed machinery of the office. That Cham berlain possesses the ability to do this is undoubted. For years Joseph Chamberlain has stood in the forefront of English political life. By his enemies he is the best hat ed man in England, while his political followers in the Liberal-Unionist party consider him one of the shrewdest poli ticians and ablest men of the century. He has few other occupations or diver sion? than politics, save only his passion for rare orchids. He is averse to phys ical exertion or possibly pressed for time, so that he will call a cab to travel a quarter of a mile. By the Boers Cham berlain is considered the author of all evil, and by his English enemies, who are numerous, he Is denounced as a “jin go.” Mr. Chamberlain’s life has been filled with hard work. Although ail the pic tures of him published in America look like those of a young man. he is 64 years of age. He had a good common and high school education and then entered his fa ther’s business in Birmingham. All his life he has been actively connected with that city, of which he has thriee been mayor. His ability as a speaker soon made him prominent in politics. He has served in parliament and has held the leadership of the Liberal-Unionist party for a number of years. His present cabi | net position is not his first, for he served ; under Gladstone. Mr. Chamberlain's present wife is his third and is an Amer ican, the daughter of President Cleve land’s secretary of war, William C. En dicott. Proper Way to Rest. To The Young Woman Mme. Sarah Grand contributes an article on “How lo Make the Most of a Holiday.” She points out that some holidays only add one fatigue to another. “It is said that a cnange of work is us good as a rest. It may be. But it is always well to bring such assertions down from the general to the particular. On this principle of a change of work the gial whose brain is already exhausted goes off on her bicycle in the-hope of relieving her nerves by try ing her muscles. It does not occur to her that the expenditure of nerve power is still going on while she Is taking exercise. 1 What she requires is rest. Children suf fering from headache, and urgently in need of repose, are often cruelly sent out to play, when every step is a pang to them. ‘What, headache again?’ gays the thoughtless parent or teacher. ‘Well, go out. That will do you good. It’s only stomach,’ as if anything could be worse than stomach or more significant of loss of nerve power. And the poor little suf ferer drags herself out and hangs about in misery, making a long chronic business of whut should have been a temporary trouble. The common sense treatment of these early symptoms is to make the child lie down in a nice cool, quiet room, well covered up, with the windows wide open and the blinds drawn. A few hours of that sort of holiday would suffice to restore her. Modern medical science takes rest very much into account as well as exercise.” Sankey and “Ninety and Nine.” This is the story of the famous hymn “Ninety and Nine,” as told by Mr. San key: While in.Europe In company with Mr. .Moody in 1873 they were riding on a railroad train from Glasgow to Edin burgh. Mr. Sankey purchased a news paper, and in glancing over it his eye fell upon the poet’s corner, and the first line of a poem there attracted his attention. It ran, “There wore ninety and nine that safely lay.” He tore out the stanzas and cast the paper away. By a singular coincidence that evening. In Edinburgh, Mr. Moody’s theme was “The Lost Sheep.” When the evangelist had concluded, he turned to Mr. Sankey and asked if he could not sing something which would be especially appropriate and in keeping with the sermon. Mr. Sankey meditated a moment and then, walking to the organ, took from his pocket the little newspaper poem nod spread it out before him. -His fingers touched the keys, and the music seemed to come as if by inspiration. The effect was thrilling, and that night Mr. Sankey wrote out the music just ns he had sun It for the first time, and not a note of has ever been changed. Absurd Habits. How many utterly meaningless and ab surd habits people have! The average woman works her lips as energetically ns her fingers when using scissors. A party of women amused themselves by compar ing notes. Said one: “When I am think ing, I always bite my finger tips—not the nails, but just the fleshy tips.” Another confessed to twisting a lock or hair while reading. Said a tbirth “When I am i thinking, I bite my lower lips constant* I ly.” So the confessions and revelations went on nntil nearly every one in the cir cle of 11 proved to 1he guilty of some I habitual absurdity. - : . . * _. u. 'X- •. ■ v BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS lOfiieiai Proceedings.) Regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commisslonera held at Department Head quarters, Wednesday evening, September ‘in, 1900, at 8 o’clock. Present—(President Hennessy, Commis sioners Erickson, and N.bleit. Absent—'None. On motion the minutes of adjourned regular meeting, August ZI; special meet ing, September 5, and it,ij,turned rtgutar meeting, September 11, 1900, were approved as engrossed. On motion the regular order was sus pended. Commissioner Erickson presented the following resolution:— Resolved, That George A. Flagg be and he is hereby appolmed as architect of the new storehouse to be erected on lot known ae No. 14H Bright street. In addition to preparing plans and specifications he shall be required to superintend the erection of said building at a compensation of five per cent. c*f the cost of construction, of same. Adopted by the following vote:— Yeas*—President Hennessey, Commission- i ere Erickson and Niblett. Nuys—None. Absent—None. On motion the regular order of business was ret urned. PRESENTATION OF APPLICATIONS. Applications of Bryan McMahon and i John Maguire for appointment to the Department was presented, received and referred to the Committee on Applications and Appointments. READING OF COMMON rcATIONS. From Edward F. Croker. CTtief of Fir* Department, New York City, stating that permission had been granted to have Cap tains Coleman and Hague enter the New York training School for a course of in struction. Received and ordered filed. From the Woodstock Company request ing that a fire alarm box be placed on the dividing line between their property and that of Dodge & Elis’s Company. Received and Referred to the Commit tee of rhe Whole. PRESENTATION OF CLAIM'S. Claims were presented, received and disposed of as follows:— Vanderbeek & Sons., $22.55; Hudson County Gas Co., $3%,33; Thomas F. O’Brien. $23.25 and $75.75; Geo. W. Von Arx, $138.93; Albert C. Jaeger. $143.79. Refered to Committee on Department Buildings and Repairs::— H. O. Wittpen, $72.51; E. A. Dugan, $105.50 and $107.47; Edward O’Donriell, $94.51. Referred to Committee or. Feed. Jersey City Democrat, $15; The Jersey City News, $G. Referred to Committee on Printing and Stationery. John F. Hauck, $57. Referred to Committee on Telegraph and Fuel. Referred to Committee on Horses and Harness. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMIT TEES. The Committee of Department Buildings and Repairs presented plans and specifica tions for the erection of a storehouse for department use on lot No. 164 Bright street. On motion they were received and adopted. OFFICERS’ REPORTS AND COMMUNI CATIONS. The weekly reports of the Chief Engi neer and Superintendent of Telegraph were presented, received and ordered filed. Th monthly report of the Chief Engineer was presented, received and ordered spread in full upon the minutes. Report of fires, alarms, etc., for the month ending August 31, 1900:— » August 1, 11:30 A. M.; still; owner and occupant, Albert Data; 22 Wayne street; brick building; loss, none; cause, un known. August 1, 12:21 P. M.; box 124; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 1, 4:40 P. M.: box 431; owner and occupant, Pennsylvania Railroad Co.; Waldo avenue; frame bridge; loss, slight; cause, spark from locomotive. August 1, 11:24 P. M.; box 117; owner, W. F. Schumann; occupant, R. H. Rohde; 183 Washington street; brick building: loss on stock, $60: insurance on stock, $3,000; insurance paid on stock, $60; cause, matches. August 2, 6:29 P. M.; still; owner and occupant, William O’Davy & Son; Summit and Laidlaw avenues; brick building; loss, slight; cause, unknown. August 2, 11:45 P. M.; still; owner and occupant, Henry Lembeek; 168 Lembeek avenue; rubbish and paper; loss, none; cause, matches. August 4, 3:45 A. M.; still; owner, John G. Birkenstoek: occupant, Samuel Ami tuee; 196 Grand street; brick building; loss, none; cause, spontaneous combus tion. August 4, S:09 A. M.; still; owner, E. R. Blohn; occupant, Wm. J. Cussen; 91 Lin den avenue; brick building; loss, slight; cause, matches. August 4, 9:40 P. M.; box 472; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 5, 1:06 A. M.; box 234; owner, Mary E. Quinlan; occupant, Mrs. De laney: 322 Fourth street; frame building; loss on building, $212; insurance on building, $2,000; insurance paid on build ing, $212; cause, unknown. August 5. 4:20 P. M.; box 462; owner and occupant. Dodge & Bliss; Duftield avenue; lumber yard; loss on stock, $800; Insur ance on stock, $2,000; Insurance paid on stock. $800; cause, unknown. • August 6. 1:08 A. M.; box 531; owner, Louis Masset; occupant, Peter McDon ald; 39 Mallory avenue; frame building; loss on stock S2C0, on building $790; in surance on stock $500, on building $3,000; insurance paid on stock $200, on building $790; cause, unknown. August 6, 4:03 A. M.; box 53 and second alarm; owner, Frank M. Foye; occupant, Henry Jones; 539 Bergen avenue; frame stable; loss on stock $125, on building $750; insurance on stock $650, on building $2,000; Insurance paid on stock $125, on building $750; cause, unknown. August 6, 4:03 A. M.; box 53 and second alarm; owner, John M. Seheffiing; occu pant, Henry Jones; 541 Bergen avenue; frame stable; loss on building, $330: in surance on building, $450; insurance paid on building, $330; cause, extension of above fire. August 7, 1:03 P. M.; still; owner, Mary Barry; occupant, M. G. Harding; 206 Ninth street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, foul chimney. August 8, 12:24 P. M.; box 252; owner and occupant, O. H. Perry; Provost street; frame stable: loss on bulkling, $250; insurance on building. $9,000; insur ance paid on building, $850; cause, un known. August o, a;uo t. dox *<2; laise alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 9, 11:30 A. M.; still; J. Simpson, agent; occupant, several families; 176 Pavonia avenue; brick 'building; loss, I slight; cause, foul chimney. August 9, 6:10 P. M.; still; owner, John F. Kelly; occupant, several families; 211 Erie street; brick building; loss, slight; j cause, foul chimney. August 9, 7:29 P. M.; box 641; owner, Henry Atkinson; occupant, G. Rapfogel; ! 569 Grand street; brick building; loss on stock $100, on building $85; insurance on stock $3,000, on building $3,000; insurance paid on stock $100; on building $85; cause, carelessness. August 10, 9:31 P. M.; box 141; owner, ; Thomas O’Connor; occupant, several ; families; 404 Grand street; brick building; ! loss, slight; cause, lamp explosion. August 11, 12:15 A. M.; box 138; false i alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 11, 8:15 P. M.; box 132; owner and occupant, William Jockman; 401 York street; frame building; loss on building $53. on furniture $50: insurance on build ing $4,000, on furniture $1,000; insuraace paid on building $53, on furniture 150 cause, oil stove. August 12, 12:25 P. M.; still; owner, Pennsylvania Railroad Co.; occupant John Connors: Morgan and Greene streets; old rubbish; loss, none; cause, boys with matches. August 12. 1:45 P. M.: box 431; owner occupant, Pennsylvania Railroad t,o.. Chestnut avenue; frame bridge; loss, slight; cause, spark from locomo tive. August 13, 4:47 A. M.: box 431: E. O'Cal- I lahan; occupant, Thomas McCann; 51S and 51a Newark avenue: frame building; loss on building, $700: Insurance on build ing. $10,0(3); insurance paid on building. $‘00; cause, unknown. August 13, 1:06 P. M.: box 12; owner and occupant, Jersey City Evening Journal s' Montgomery street: brick building loss, slight; cause, bursteil steam pine ’ August 14, 3:14 P. M.: box 263; owner and occupant, Mrs. Cassidy; 419 Second 1 street: woodshed; loss, slight' cause overheated siove. August 14. 9:47 P. M.; box 116; owner. John W. Doherty; occupant, several fam ilies; 32» Henderson street: brick build ing; loss, slight; cause, lamp explosion, i August IB, 8:44 P. M.; box 236: false alarm; cause, maliciousness. , August 17. 10:08 A. M.; box 214; owner, I S. Ikeman; occupant, John Russell- 169 Seventh street; frame building* losi nn bunding. $800; insurance on' building" $1,200: insurance paid on building $600 cause, oil stove. ° August 17, 8:18 P. M.: box 472; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 17, 9:43 P. M.; box 18; owner, James F. Gannon, agent; occupant Thomas Bagge; 202 Second street; brick ! —--J— " i _!_jl building; loss, slight-- cause, old stove. I7’ ^:17 P- M.: box 119, second and third alarm; owners, N. and H. O Donnell; oecupants. Day & O’Donnell; * S?slL‘‘* frame building: loss on stock $1,700, on building $l,soO; in surance on stock $2,000, on building $2,000; m*Jif?nce Pa*d on stock $1,700, on building $l,»0o: cause, unknown. n,tUg'tfi V' 1f:17 F M box 119- second and third alarm; owners. N. and H. O Donrnell; occupant, Monarch Covering Co., Ii0 to Ii4 Sussex street; frame bulld' Ing; loas on stock $2,500, on machinery **■"& ott buIMiag $5,500; insurance oh f*'0Ck»*A?OOJ on machinery $3,500, on build ing $6,500; insurance paid on stock $2 900 on machinery $3,150. on building $5 500 cause, extension of above lire * “BUM I7. 11:17 P. M.; box 119, second and third alarms; owner, John Harkens: occupant, several families: 215 to 221 Van Vorst street; frame building; loss on n^’ *176: insurance on building, $=,000; Insurance paid on building, $176: cause, extension of above fire. August n 9:50 P. M.; still: owner and occupant, Charles Lawless; ifoot Hender son street; Dry Dock; loss, none; cause, unknown. * August 23. 11:12 A. M.; box 236; falsa alarm, cause, maliciousness. M.; still; owner and: occupant, Elisabeth Holder; 35 Scherman cause,6o41 buildins; lo88’ August 25, 9:15 P. M.; still; owner and occupant Pennsylvania Railroad Co.; Monmouth and Sixth streets; frame tres tle; loss, none; cause, collision. August 26, 1:15 A. M.; box 8; owner and occupant. Jersey City Electric Light Co.; ureenviile avenue and Boulevard; electric box; loss, slight; cause, defective wire August 26, 1:40 P. M.; box 14; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 26, 1:46 P. M.; box 412; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. August 26, 1:47 P. M.; box 27; false alarm; cause, maliciousness August 26. 7:22 P. M.: stilt; owner, John Harris; occupant, several families; 214 Fourteenth street; frame building; loss, slight; cause, breaking lamp. August 26. 8:10 P. M.; box 62; owner, u occaP»«‘. Mary O'Brien; 20 Summit avenue; brick building; ioss, slight; cause, matches. v° ’ *-•«* -£»• +iz, owner and occupant, Jacob DnBols; 88 Oakland fiVm5Ue' frame building; loss on stock frgfc °n machinery $3,000, on building $^,608, Insurance on stock $4,500. on ma chinery $4,500. on building $3,500: insurance £a,t,°!\*tock *1-892- an machinery $3,000, on building $2,6ik; cause, unknown ChrP U9ni^iieS:09 A' M': bo5t 154: nwner, uS.. ’ “ccnpant. several faml les, 161 Mercer street; brick building: loss, slight; cause, benzine. .August 27, 10:53 A. 31.; box 472; owner. John Hennessey: occupant, H. Hareri man; 300 Oakland avenue; frame build ing; loss, slight; cause, oil stove August 27. 8:23 P. M.: stall owner. Lett* Estate, occupant, John Jtenakawski: 151 Beacon-avenue; frame building; loss ora furniture, $50; insurance on furniture $800: insurance paid on furniture, $50; cause, matches. * August 27 9:48 P. M.; box 241; owner, NeU Campbell; occupant, several fami nes; 11 East Hamilton place; brick build ing; loss, slight: cause, matches August 2S, 10 P. M.: still; owner, Mary Nash: occupant, Sohlen & Co.; 310 Grove street; brick building; loss, none; cause, foul chimney. August 31, 3:43 A. M.: box 285; owner and occupant, James Law; 478 Fiftto fncenMm* Va“: ’°SSk S“Sht; caus*> Total loss in August, $27,281. Total insurance in August, $79 600. Total insurance paid. $27,281. ’ Total number of alarms in August, 5S. August 3bmb<?r 0f t6l<,ffraPh alarms la Respectfully submitted, W. H. LOVELL, mu SS™ E,??’ Commanding Department.; The monthly report of the Medical Ex d™ie«aS presented, received and or Md SC ELLA NEO U S BUSYNESS Resolution by Commissioner Erickson-—. Reso.ved, That the Committee on De partment Buildings and Repairs be and Is hereby authorized to advertise for pro erect a storehouse on lot No m Bright street, in accordance with the phi ns and specifications adopted' by this ijoarraje Adopted by fhe following vote:— ^d'em ®enBessey, Commission ers Eriekeon and Niblett. Nays—None. Absent—None. Resolution by Commissioner Erickson and adopted:— That a leave of absence of five days be granted to each of the following named members of the Department appointed since'January 1, 1900:-JHos'emen Nicholas F. Chambers. John J. MeGeough, Samuel Cookson, William E. Murray, John J. Sweeney. Truckman Daniel J. Smith; date of said leaves of absence to be determined hereafter. Preamble and resolution by Commis sioner Niblett and adopted:— Whereas, Permission has been granted this Board by the N. Y. Fire Department to have Captains Coleman and Hague.un dergo a course of instruction at the N. Y. Fire Department training school; therefore Resolved, That the Chief Engineer be directed to detail said Captains to at tend said school for such a period of tirrfe as may be determined hereafter. 'Motion by Commissioner Erickson and adopted:— That when this Board adjourns it adjourns to meet on Wednesday evening. October 10, 1900, at 8 o’clock. Resolutions by Ccunmlttee on Saiartt^. — Resolved, That warrants be orderk drawn in favor of the officers and men®, employed in this Department, also the Commissioners, for salaries for the month, of September, 1900. when due. as per list filed herewith, amounting in the aggre gate to Hften thousand eight hundred and seventeen dollars and thirty nine cents ($15,817.39.) Resolved, That warrants be ordered drawn In favor of the following named persons for pensions when due for the month of September, 1900, amounting in the aggregate to two hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty-five cents ($216.66):— Agnes E. Farrier . $55.55 Louisa Dinan . 23.61 Matthew Bltgh .. 41. W Thomas Keogh . 45.83 Violet C. Watt . 5*> 00 The yeas and nays having been called for and taken on each of the foregoing resolutions they were adopted by the fols lowing vote:— Yeas—President Hennessx, Commissions ers Erickson and Niblett. Nays—None. Absent—None. ACTION UPON CLAIMS. The following resolutions were reported by the several committees in payment of claims heretofore referred. By Committee on Department Buildings and Repairs:— Reserved. That the sum of $22.36 be paid Vanderbeek & Sonjs for lumber, August, 1900. $33.33 be paid Hudson Covn*v Gas Co., for gas used during August, 19M. $23.25 be paid Thomas F. O'Brien, fop ttvo chandeliers, House Engine 6, June, 1900. $79.75 be paid Thomas F. O’Brien, fop gas and electric light fixtures, new En gine House 14. September. 1900. $139.93 be paid George W. Von \rx, fop balance d*ue for services as architect, new Engine House 'No. 14. $443.79 be paid Albert C. Jaeger, for fur nishing and constructing steam heatina plant, new Engine iHouse No. 14. By Committee on Fuel:— Resolved. That the sum of $72.5t be paid H. O. Wittpen, fbr horse feed, September 15. 1900. $91.57 be paid Edward O’Donnell, fop horse feed. September 15, 1900. $102.63 be paid E. A. Dugan, for horso feed. September 1, 1900. $103.20 be paid E. A. Dugan, for hor»a feed. September 15, 1900. ■By Committee on Printing and Station ery :— Resolved. That the «<n of (K be paid Jersey Cl'ty Democrat, for printing en velopes and application blanks. September, 1990. $ti be paid the Jersey City News fop printing manuals, August, 1900. By Committee on Telegraph and Fuel:— Resolved, That the sum' of $57 be paid John F. Hauvk for coal, July, August and September, 1900. By Committee on Horses and Harness:—• Resolved. That the sum of $54.25 be paid T. P. ‘Healey for horseshoeing, July and! August,, 11W0. The yeas and nays having been order ed and taken on each of the foregoing ’ resolutions they were adupted by the fol lowing vote:— Yeas—President Hennessey, Oommip sioner Erickson and Nlblett. Nays—None. Absent—None. On motion adjourned. CHARLES ESTERBROOK. _Clerk. NOTICE OIF SETTLEMENT—NOTICE is hereby given that the account of the subscriber, guardian of Charlee A. Elebon, minor, will be audited and stated by the Surrogate of the County of Hudson, and reported for settlement on Friday, the 7b day of September next. Dated July 30. A. D. 1900. GEORGE G. TB»JU:NT.