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OISLAUY, of lltiiitiii.mhm County. I'nr State Tmisurcr. 15 E N.I A MIX .1. 11AYWI (!, of Mercer ( 'ounty. Ill NTV Til KI T, Knr Slii'i'lIT. MILTON AUMSTIlo.NC. Vol' ( 'iil-uller. C. C. SHANNON. For County Suicyor, JOHN C. WEST1SUOOK. Jr. Salutatory. It is with a profound sense of the responsibility which attaches to the position tlmt we assume the editorial immurement and direction of this new venture. In so iloinir. we are also a ware of the delicate and ilill! cult problems which may arise and the complex situations which sur round any one who endeavors to keep abreast of the times. It is the duty of a newspaper to so present the current events of the day that read ers may be well informed, and also to comment on the various ipies tions, and to so collate the many items of news that the reading pub lie may readily absorb and quickly comprehend the local and general information it seeks. Necessarily the newspaper becomes to a Ki'eater or less extent a inolder of the opin ions, and a suester of the ideas of the coinmunit3'. Its influence is sub tle and far roachin";. It is rend by the younger ns well as the older members of the family. It lias its place aloiiff with the ttpcHiiiK hook the reader and the history in form inn; the youthful mind. In morals its should Ih1 chaste, in virtue aliove Mispieion, in politics clean and con sistent and in religion devoutly re spectful. With these cardinal prin ciples in view it will lie our aim to so conduct the Piikss that it may en tor your homes as a welcome and trusted friend, and while in many lvspivts our opinions may not coin cide with yours wo shall endeavor to so present them as not to olTend the taste of a dispassionate reader. In politics this jiapor will lie Re publican lxvauso we believe that the principles of that party as con templated by its founders, and as steadily developed and maintained by its noblest and purest men are liest calculated to secure America for Americans in the highest sense of those words. YS'e would welcome the immigrant from whatever coun try who comes here intending to conform to our laws and lx-como one of our citizens attached to the! Drinoinles of our Constitution, but I we believe that stringent laws i should be enacted to shut out that I I vicious n nil ignorant class which! Kimjily coiniH'tcs with American workiiiinicn, anil lx-cnuso of their non-assimilation -with our laws are ilangvrouH to American institutions. In local isiliticH we shall uvii the selection of those who in our judg ment are. lx-st fitted to inlminister tlio duties of tho positions to le filled, We do not think any com munity will progress or prosis-r when its affairs are entrusted to in- j I'oinpetcnt and improper men. There lire such in lmtli of tho j,'reat ixilitl- -ul parties. Our object will lie. to present the jiews of our county in ucli manner, t t its. citizens mii.v Iss'iunc fi in Inr with its weekly history. And t this cml we cnnl'mlly invite chitim li inilenee from nil nrl smell loenl happening's ns umy In1 of interest, wlietlier tliey ierlilin purely to seen lnr iilTnirs, or to tin social e-iluon-timiitl or religious interests of the coniumnity will be gratefully re- reived. Our coluiims will lie o p i to (livtiiideil discussion of jiiujmt qtios tions of n-eni'iMl interest nnd wo iv vite nil tlc.ise wlm linve anything; of sucli cliMTiicter to coniniunirntp with us. We lielieve (lie te;icliers nnd jh-o-Jile of this county could derive licnclit from n eulumn devoted to oi'iiontimnil mutters, nnd nsk nil 1 1 ! interested to contrilnite tlieir mite so tluit it may lie lvith inter esting; nml iirnfitiilnV. If tlie fnrmers Imve matters of intercut to tlieir follows we will cheerfully necord them n place fur the discussion of new methods of agriculture or im provements of thi old. If the Indies desire to oxi-linnm' their receipts or even their " compliment inn; trndes" they shnll hnve n plnce. All reliirious news nnd notices of religious meetings will he nceepted with plensure und given proMr pn iminence. While we in iv not nlwnys he nlile to discriniinnte il will he our enre to e ;cluile from the l'lil'.ss everything; of n chnr.-icter which might tenil in my mimiier to hriiiLt , blush to the die. ; cf purity, shock the mornl sensibilities or wound the religious proclivities or imy pel-sun. Wo de sire with your niil to publish n live nnd helpful pnper nnd to that end solicit your food will nnd patron age for the 1'ikk Cni'NTY I'kkss. Wk runic on every llepublicnn the duty of fohifi to the iiolls on Tues tiny next nnd enstiuu' his httllot for the straight ticket, liecnuse it is nn olT yi nr there limy be n tendency to be cureless. Ivet there 1m1 nostny-nt-hoines. l!cnli.e the full import mice of whnt is to come. Although the Democrntie mnjority hits been driven out of Congress n result tlmt bus restored business confid ence nil over the country this will prove but a temporary benefit un less u Jtepublicnn President nnd Congress is elected next year. The Itepublienn pnrty must wholly dominate in the legislative nnd tiil- miiiisrativi' power to establish en tire confidence in all departments of trade, business and niniiufactures. This is nn nxiomntie truth. Denic crntic dominntion is n nightmare to tin country's interest. Clevelnnd liimself has asserted that the Demo cratic fiarty is incaiuible. Let Penn sylvania show an increased Repub lican majority Nov. ft. A BRUTAL MURDER. Ad Afcml Colored Mnn Kicked to Death bf lSiiflnlo Tough. HiWVko, Oct. 9. A peculiarly brutal ami iii'rovokiul mimlur was committed In thu rpen court In tho rear of US and 70 Fycnir.oru Rtruut. The vltrthn was Mtahnel Johnson, an ngt tl colored man and a vet eran of thu rlvil war. The iminlrrer wan Frank Gordon, an all round lough. Johnnon had lifted the Hiimll son uf Gordon from a riekoty old hogshead, whore ho whk In danger ot hurting hlmsolf, and thla provoked the attack. Johnson was kicked viciously In the Rtomach hy hU brutal assailant and died almost lmmudlatuly. Tho murderer was taken Into custody. Jnhmum was a nativu of Brooklyn. Ho leaves a wife. REDUCED TO ASHES. A Southern Olilo Vtltiitfft Almmit Complet ly Ientrny-d I17 Fire. Cixcinxati, Oi't. 111. Tho town ot Illnnclii'stiT, on thu Ilulllmoru and Ohio Nuithwi:stw-n rtiilway, 15 nillt'H from Wil mington and 4ii milt'H from ClnrinuHti, wan almoHt wipi'd out hy llrti. Thu whnlo of tho IjuhIiu'M part of the villno in In ashen, isoiue rPHidimcon on the ouiskirtH wt-ro navt'd, and some goods from utori's aro pili'd up tn tho tU'ldn. The drought li ft all tho oistir:is nsi'd hy the tiro di'partiiu'nt dry, and then was uo wutor to use, whilu tho Humus hud their No lives wcro lout. Hh Will on W indow SHU Am kxtowv, Va., Out. 81. Two jean aiI11 Saimml Sch.'nuk cniumlltcil miieidn. f "'U"d and disposing mind vvht'U iiu mmlo his firnt will, April l- 13, wm triud In court the hut few diou, and the jury decided that he was of sound mind. The estate is appraised at $l,umi, though Schom-k hud beeu reputed worth l,oou when he moved to A lien town, sevou yi'nrs ago. The testator's eo ceiitrlultlts were brought out at the trial, lie wus said to have made halt a dozen wills, two lu three days, one being writ ten ou the window sill of his house on the duy be tried to hung himself. Neighbors and aciiuaiutuucus testillixl to many idlo syncracius. 1 tul Aucldsut With a dun. Sckavtok, Pa., Oct. St. Hugh Arch bald, son of President Judas Aruhbald. with two cjiuimnlons, while hunting, stopped at the farmhouse of James Green at Wuvuiiey, Pa., nnd asked for a driuk of wuter. While Mrs. Green was handing young An h luil J a glass of water, bis riile, whh b wai cocked, slipped from his knee and was discharged. The bull entered Mrs. Urceu's right side below the ribs aud took nu upward course, hlucethon Mrs. Green's life has bten banging by a thread. It is said she eauuot recover. N GOLD EATING WATER SPARKLING LIQUID CHARGED WITH CYANIDE OF POTASSIUM. Million In thu Trllnw Mrlltl liprovrrvit by rerenlatlnn A Rlmptfi but Intrrrnt ln( Prorrsa, With Rrnnlts Wlilrli Are Nothing Lm Than AlArrrloim. It ill lint Rdiprnlly kiuiwn, rven in Cnlifnrnin, that millions of dollars in plitti'riiitf Rdd are ninmiillv taken from tmlo henpn of trnse lookiiiK qnartx hy t lie (fcntlo flowiiiR of crystal water ovrr Initio pile ot liroki a rin ks lliat ronlaia the prpiiiun niotal, lint cncli iH tho fact. "The prixfcH of robbing flip rartli of Its Rolil linn now 1itii rirtncoil to Ktii'li n finp point," paid PtofpBsor Prico, "that the pentle flowing of wntpr over the ore rIpuhr it nf its guidon trpusnroH, and tliis works well ill casus wliorp the old chloride and other methodx nid lint fu nspfnl. " But the water of which Professor Prire spoke is not so pnio ns it looks, though the eye could never distinguish it from that which is dipped by the old oaken bucket from 11 well in the deep tangled wildwood. The water used by miners in bringing gold from piles of mineral bearing ipiin Iz is charged with n simple chemical which has the potenry tn dissolve sold and hold it in solution. Ill truth, the sparkling liquid which flows over hundreds of tons of quartz, trickles through the mines and seeks its level, laden with gold, iH charged with a deadly poison, cyanide of potassium, n drug which ferrets out the minutest pnt Holes of the jellow metal, dissolves them and brings the precious burden tn the vats for couversion into refined gold ngnin. The cyanide process is as noiseless nnd unerring as the laws of gravitation, do ing itswork as quietly as "the majestic dance, of the bonis," unhindered by darkness or weather, by disasters of field or flood. The state mining bureau of California w as one of tho first in the United States to investigate the merits of the cyanide process, and sineo the earliest investiga tions the method has found extensive application. It is so interesting that its results nro nothing less than marvelous. This met hod of extracting both gold and silver from ores is based on the fact that even n very weak solution of cyanide of potassium dissolves gold mid silver, forming respectively "nuro - potnssic cyanide" and "urgonto-potassio cyan ide," in the language of the chemists. This interesting process consists of treating the ores with a weak solution of potassium cyanide, usually by allow ing the solution tn percolate through the ore, or by agitating a mixture of the ore and solution. When this part of the operation is completed, the solution is separated from tho solid material, and tho gold and silver nro precipitated in a metallic form. The process is modem in its application, though it lias long been known that cyanide of potassium would "eat gold." During the last five years, however, the process has been introduced into almost every goldficld in Calfomiit and elsewhere, and more than $-'0,0110,000 hnve been recovered by the gentle flowing of waters charged with the magical chemical over heaps of ore. Aside from the thoroughness of the permeating water method, its economy is 11 marked feature in mining. It is in grent favor with the gold mining com panies of New Zealand und at Johannes burg, Africa, ns well as 111 California. One of the most advantageous features of the cyanide method is that it can be applied to many gold and silver ores gen erally called "rebellious" or "refrac tory. " The rebellious ore is placed in n vat for percolation, unci the solutionis tun preferably from the bottom by a pipe, rising slowly through the ore. The solution containing gold is carried through precipitating appliances into the final reservoir, where, robbed of its wealth of metal, it may be repninped into ore vuts und again used for search ing out the coveted metal. One of the curious things about tho solution is that a total percentage not stronger than an eighth of 1 per cent will curry away the gold almost as well as fluid of greater strength. Preeipitution is effected by the use of fine pieces of zinc, so uiranged that when the rich waters flow over them the flue gold clusters in rich deposits over the zinc, for which it has an utllnily. Tho gold which thus deserts the waters of cyanide deposits itself iu the form of fine dust on the plates of zinc. The per centage of gold extracted by this process is very larga A large parcel of fine sulpliurets from the Utica mines yielded au average of BS. 18 per cent of the gold vulue under the cyanide treatment, and similar results have, boeu experienced elsewhere ill the state. The cyanide plants are being extended, and the noiseless process is everywhere becoming popular. Suu Francisco Chronicle. Tbe Nut Diet. It is evident by umny straws noticed in a general reading of wriudicul und newspaper literature thut the next fad of the dietitts is to be nuts. All the scientific cooking and heulth food au thorities are Uigiug with increasing per sistence the value of this natural food and giving receipts fur various nut flours, from which different varieties of bread cuke may be mude thut are nutri tious and of medicinal vulue iu certain ailments. And now we learn thut "Miss Elleu fci. Atkins, a talented Loudon wo man who lost a tquHidid contralto voice four years ago from ao attack of grip, l.us completely recovered her vocal pow ers through persisting iu a fruit aud nut diet for a ycuruud u half. "New Yolk Times. It is said that the blind never dream of visible objects, and a mute bus been observed when dreaming to curry ou a conversation by means of his lingers or iu writing. Women on the Bicycle. What a pretty thing a wouiun on i bicycle is I Her pose is good, bhe sits ?rect and rides easily, gracefully. Most men stoop while rilling. Women sit u'ect. Meu always seem tq be ou basi uess bent und in a hurry. Women appear to ride for pleasure aud iu uo hurry. Meu have the bicycle face, arising, it is aid, fioiu the care they huve to bestow to avoid accideut. Women huve the air ,t easy indifference, unconsciousness of tisk They ride as the true goddess walked. Ciuciuuati Couiuierciul Uu-felta. MIMICRY AND REASON, Inctlculten Thl 1 li l Mi-nlo-y T KnilnTTi'tl With a Mmre of Kixh. "Tlmt the monkey possesses intelli gnnce to n ronsiderabln ih gn e Is proba bly tine," said n b ill 1 .iroprietor wl..i ! lias n small monngoi in on bis premises. ' "I believe, however, inn h i f the intel ligence with which that annual is mi lled is due to his love of mimicry. "The other day two young men with twn girls were at tlie monkey s cage leening mm peiiiiuis. wun m megiris was chewing gum, und one of the men Suggested that she give the monkey some, expecting (hat if lie took it in his mouth it would stick to his teeth, and ; ho would make sorry wink of trying to chew it. The girl at oneo parted with I the sweet mor:-cl she was so industrious )y chewing, extending it toward the cage. The monkey grubbed it instantly and pnt it into bis mouth, but instead of chewing it, or nttcinptii g tn, Ingiia ; pulling it out in small ribbons, as ehil- j dren me frequent ly seen to do. When; lie hud it all out of his mouth, he rolled I it into n compact bull between his ! hands, threw it into bis mouth und be- 1 gun the operation again. He appeared to enjoy the performance as much as his J visitors. That wus imitation. " "That's nil right," rejoined another, "but, I had an experience wilh that ; same monkey wherein be displayed in- telligeneo. I was by the cage smoking ; one day, and I thought to annoy him by blowing smoke in his face. I was much surprised to find that, insteud of lioing j annoyed, he enjoyed it, us wus evi- i deuced by his edging np us near me us possible to receive the smoke in larger volumes. Soon he begun scrntching ' himself lit t lie point win te most i f the I smoke came against him. When I hud ' smoked one side for u few minutes, be ! would turn squarely round to huve the olhpr side treated in tho sumo way. j Then he sat np directly in front of me and received the smoke sqnaiely iu Ibn j face and neck. I don't know whether he held his breath, but be did uotcouuh, ! sneeze or wince u purticle. To complete 1 tho job be then sut with bis back toward me, and it would have done yon good to have seen him throw bis hind feet over Ins ImcK anil scratch. It made me think of tho kickers of a hay tedder. in motion. Now that monkey knew, i through some sort of intelligence, that nothing will send fleas and other insects to the surface or stupefy them as cfTcct- 1 ively as tobacco snioke." Utica Ob server. COLLEGE CIRLS AND MARRIAGE. j Bits of CniifeKMloii Tlmt Throw a J-lRlit on ' the tjiifntlon. I have no doubt that the remaining cause of the low marriage rate is that, many men dislike intellectual women ' whether because such women ale l cully d isngrei nble or because men's tusto is ut fault I shall not try to determine. Anil . even among those wlm like them as friends many ft el ns tho young man did who mude this confi ssion : "I never expected to marry the sort of i girl I did. You know I always believed in intellectual equality and all tlmt and had good frieinU hips with tlie col- j lege girls. But, you see, you gii Is hadn't i uny illusions about us. After you hud j seen usjianging ut tlie board on problems j yon etui Id work und hud taken the same degrees yourselves, ynu couldn't imagine I us wonders just because we hu.i gone through college, anil when I met a dear little girl that thought I knew every thing why, it just keeled mn ri(:ht over. It was a feeling I had no idea of. " And the college woman answered : "Iwill betray something to yon. Lots of us are just ns unrefoi nied as yon. We want just as much to look up to our hus bands ns you want to bo looked up to. Only of course the more wo know tho harder it is to find somebody to meet tlie want. Probably tlie equal murriuge is reully the ideal one, anil everybody will come to prefer it some day. Dut iier sonally I like men to be superior to nio Only I'll tell yon what I don't like in them the wisli to keep ahead of ns by holding us buck, like spoiled children that want to bo given the game and then admired for their skill. If men would encourage us to do our very best, and then do still better themselves, it ought to lie good for civilization." "The Marriage Hate of College Wom en," by Milicent W. .Sliinu, iu Century. No I'rerertpnt. During a session of the territorial leg islature of Montana, held inoio than 80 years ago, a measure was introduced which appeared to some people to in volve serions constitutional questions. One man, w ho wus supposed to possess great oratorical powers, declaimed fierce ly against the measure, claiming that it was "clearly iu npptiNitinu to the great principles of Magna Churta, w hich the brave barons iu duvs of old hud wrestijd from King John, u blessed result of a bloody conflict." A lawyer, liioie famed fur his sturdy common sense than for erudition, rose immediately to reply to this burst of fiery eloquence, evidently bent on mak ing it clear that he for one was not to be overcomo by high -.onnding words or obscuro (illusions. "It's of mighty little importance what the opinions of King John and his man McCaitliy were," he anii iun'pd firmly, adding that it was high time for legislative bodies of Montana to think und act f ir themselves without any rt fur enee to the principles which governed the remote authorities quotid by his colleague. The first orator's speech had mado gome iuipiPrsn.n, but the retort was re ceiveil with the enthusiasm which it deserved, and it was owing to his in fluence rather than that of his mor'j brilliant predecessor that tho measure was deflated. Youth's Companion. ru"iius Him. old Uallioii It galls mo to thii.k that my ineuey gi into your speuil. thrift bunds wlicu I die. Young liuliiou Never mind, gov ernor, it won't stay there long. In dianapolis Journal. The world of reality has its limils. Vhe world of imagination is boundless. Not being able to eulaige the one, let us ttontract- the other, for it is from their difference that all the evils urise which render us unhappy. Hoiuseau. Iu Holland aud Delgium to kill a stoik is considered me of the great.t,t misfortunes that can happen to a man. Ill luck is ceit. on to follow him through life. nn: KociAnu; (iamki 3DSTON SOCIETY'S RADICAL INNOVA TIONS AT POKiiH. Ii ft. of Pl-cty Cnriln mi'l llnsfitooillpn' Anint g tho New Tnitiirpii Syinimttiy I nr Loflrm anil I.unrlii'iin Willi "A H're : Nli" l-'or All-Thp I.lttta lilllv. Cou'dthe late Minister Hehenek, who g ive to the world during his diplomatic life a treatise on tlie fascinating Allien- j can game, at lend a modern poker party lie wi aid ceituinly declare that the' Win Id hull moved buekwaid, in one re-j I pvet at least. ' Vety few people tmtside certain cir- I li s of the Hack Hay have uny conception of the exletit to which poker playing is 1 e.itrii'i in that section, 'j lie whole lo cally is divided into "sets," und it is "ustoomry for eudi one to hold u session ' at h '-- or her house nearly every night t in the week. The usual honr for beginning play is4 S o'clock, and it is customary for tlie ladies to dress for the occasion, while the gentlemen not infrequent ly array! themselves in frill evening costume. 1 Tho standard limit is 1(1 cents, one j reason for making it so stunli being thut the conscientious shell not feel that they lire gambling. It is In qui in ly remarked i by this one and that one that they huve not come out for the purpo e of making uti'-thiiig only to have a social I inie. ' This statement appears somewhat iueoii ' gi lions when placed side by side with j the look of satisfaction that is notice able when a good sized jackpot is tnk i ii in. , Another feattuo of society poker is the great amount of sympathy expressed ' for the players when the cards are inn- ! ning badlv and they have been called upon to interview til" bank for the fifth or sixth time. The heaviest dealers in sympathy are those who have the largest : stack of chips before them. It does not cost nnythini.', und it is believed hy the i ones who piddle it out that it will im press tlie others Willi a belief that they are real generous. Hut n careful observ er will notice us tho game progresses that the unlucky one is nlwnys raised by tleiso who hel'ovp they have the best builds, not withstanding tlie size of their sli.cks. This is culled poker table sympathy nil' I is ns shallow ami meaningless as mui h of the tulle heaid among society pe pie. Cenevally thero me three hours of piny, after which the lio.-tess asks her gm sis to a l.ght repast, consisting of sardines, crackers, cheese and sweet meals. Bottled brer is the favorite bev erage, but there me instances on record whole something stronger has been in ilulgt d in. A great muny society people of both se-( s drink linn punch, lemon ade dashed with whisky and plain gin. The usual tin o devnt'd to refresh men's i i 1.") minutes, ns all lire anxious to get ut tiie cards again. Nov.' the peculiar features, of swiety linker, wli ch ion eoittiaiy to the "for mula'' presented by the lamented hehegi'k, are novel und numerous, and while fhey arc readily accepted by nine tenths of llui.-e who play just, for the fun i f the th ug, yet the ether tenth is unalterably opposed to them, but, act ing in accordance with tho principle thar tho Mgjorily should rule, all efi'ortfl to havo tlio game rid of tliem have been abortive. The most pain that tho small minor ity experiences in playing the evoltited game is when the lit! card decks are brought in. It frequently happens that seven and eight players are present at a sitting, nnd when everybody "Mays" the cards fall t hurt, which necessitates gathering tip the "dead wood" and fill ing oiit the bunds from it. There is a well grounded superstition that these discaids huve been robbed of everything of value, and that to draw from them is equivalent to throwing tlie chips into a rcilln t stove. To in a measure meet these e.vgenoies 1 1 nnd 13 spot cards huve been added, making tlie pack coil sist of (10 cards insteud nf frj. Thos'j who have l i en accustomed to piny at tin clubs, where the game still retains all its t'chcMokian purity, huve a chill when they find these obtrusive cards uri to confront them. .Another innovation is the "ringdoC die." Where the word originated is a my tory fully as deep as tho practice it des gnatea. A lingdoodlo is declared when a hand has been called and fours are shown. Tl.ci follows a round of jack pots, the Molderof tho winning hand starting then. Blue chips are put up to corre spord with the numlier of players. Of coins,) this makes u heavy drain on tho Rtacks which huve been lowered through the vening by ill luck, und if tlio owu er u:' one of thee happens to be an op ponent of the ringdoi die, he goes i ff cu a long dissi rlntion nu how tlie game was once played. (If cour-.e j round of jack pots v'onld bo equivalent to a riugdoo die, hilt it comes easier to some players to i ay on the intaliuient plan. It has vow become the cm torn to ike a ili-- 1 led chip for ev- cry jack pot. Although this is a pretty heavy lake o!T, yet it all comes back to the players ju-t before the wind up for the py oiling. Whi u time bus crept on toward mid night, the keeper of the kit ty aiiiiuunceH that a round of ci.usclaliuu j acks will be pk:yid. The chips are divided into a number of piles coiro-p. .nd.ng wilh tlie nun, !i.- of players, and the extras are placid in the ci liter of the table with the individual contributions. Wlie.i s:;iety plays poker, there is al ways u big supply of cards un hand. If luck runs badly tor a player u new puck is ih iu -uided, but it is rarely foil line change, her plans Hie names tlie unfor tunate ut.e- bel'i .in the game starts, und no form of di vice w ill le-ing about an alteiato.'U ill lur programme. klostou Il.iald. A strenuous soul hates cheap success. It is t io ledor uf tlio ussuikmt that maker, the vigor of tlie ilct'LUdaut. Kmor am. lue luble luilM Oue i f the curio; ilics of the cable code nu i lio.l of M-ndliig informutiou is phoM u i:i a ricent message uunouueing the loss by tiie i f u ship ut sea. The whole message v;ts conveyed in three words of t-cotl's cable code: ", Smoulder ed ; bun. ill ; hallelujah !" "Hnuuldereil" tluuds fur "the fchip has been destroyed by tire," "huiiah ' fur "crew saved by boats" i.ud "hiillehijah" fur "all hands tuved inform wives uud sweethearts." New Yolk Tribune. habits : manatee- A IlnrmlPM Monntrr Thut Fords t7.ior Watrr on tlriwnos. Tho manatee belongs to a mammalian nr.lor culled sirenia, or reueows, which on'alns only t lirf spec es our mana tee, that of west Africa and the clugong of Anstralin. As its clumsy form sug gests, it is tin miimitl of quiet and even sluggish liubtts, entirely harmless nnd msily taken win n onco its haunts are known. When at home, its food consists if tenth r aquatic plants and grasses, al t. nys eaten unilf r water, nnd its presence l generally revealed by the bits of bro- I nn stems nnd grass which eseniie and I I mt to the surf nee above where it is I eding. In captivity it feeds on cnbbage, let I'lee, the leaves of the canna, celery leps, watercress, spinach, and also cer tain kinds of reenii seaweed. In the t-q. Lucie liver its favorite f.xsl is a luxuri ant, trailing aquatic grass, called man atee gne-s, in which tho manatee finds not only good food, but good hiding places from its human enemies. The bones of this animal are massive, wdid and quite heavy (some hunters will tell you its bones me "solid ivory" ), and its skin is as thick and tough ns thut of a hippopotamus. I have sii n very go's! canes mude of sirips of luan iiteo skin, twisted like n lightning rod and dried. Its flesh is very good, and, to me, it tastes quite like lean pork. ' nriomly enough, this strange creature iictuallv sheds ils oilier skin every year, us does a seipcnt. Tho living s-pcciiiicus thut ftoni time to time huve been cap tun d end ki pt for exhibition ill Deine rui'a, I'liiladclphiii, New York and Lon don huve in nil cases been of small or uiiiliutu size, varying in length from 4 to 7 feet. The one which was shown in tlie Ceiitial park menagerie in ISTtf was II feet ill,, inches in length and weighed l."i() pounds. W. T. Ilornadny in St. Nicholas. A FAMOUS MAN'S MOTHER. rhninnN YVrntworth lllg;fflnionft Britutlfiil Trlh'.lte to Ills Mothrr. I trace to my mother 's direct influence three lending motives of her youngest sou's life tbe love of personal liberty, of leligions freedom nnd of the equality of the sexes writes Thomus Weiitworl II Higginsoii iu The Ludies' Home Jour ii.i 1. As to the more subtle and intimate influences, they ordinarily cumo by con tact, not by preaching. She always maintained that the younger children of s large family hud a much better chance fur development than the elder because they hud more freedom to develop I heni p el vps. With her elder children, she al ways said, overcoiisi'ientionsni".-s nlmost bore her to the earlh. Hie felt person ally responsible fur every childish fault. She bad been reared in the school of Locke, which regarded the human soul as blank paper, on which parents and teachers did all the writing. Hut her children were of strong und varied indi viduality, nml she learned iu time to study the teinporami lit of each nnd be patient with its micnMing. Her whole formula of training consisted in these three things: To retain Ihe entire confi dent e of the child, to do whatever seem ed wisest and tube patient. Her trust in Providence was absolu'o and control ling, as was her sense of the personality of the Deity. Most valuable of nil her traits to her '.'hilihon next to her quality of sunshine was probably her absolute rectitude, the elevation nf In k' whole tone, tho com plete nnworldliness, so thut no child of hers ever heard her refer to any stand ard hut the highest. With all Ibis was fomliiiiod the conscientious accuracy in iilTaii'-s, Ihe exquisite nicety in all house hold details, which belong to the best af the traditions of New England. The ContMfflon of IilrM. Affirmation, pnro anil simple, with out reasoning nnd withont proof, is one if the surest menus of planting nn idea in the popular mind. The more concise it is, Iho more free from every appear ance of proofs and demonstration, the more authority it has. The religions books and the codes of ull ages have al ways proceeded by simple affirmation, r-tntesmen called upon to defend any political cause and manufacturers inl vertising their goods know what, it is worth. Yet it has no real influence, ex sept it is constantly repeated und so far ns possible in the same terms. Na poleon said that repetition wus tho only 'erions figure in rhetoric. By repetition jn aliirmatioii is incrusted iu tlie minds if hearers till they at last uccept it as a demonstrated truth. What is called the 3urrcnt of opinion is formed, and then the potent mechanism of contagion ;oines in. Ideas that have reached a cer tain stage, in fact, possess a contagious power us intense us that of microbes. Nut fear und courage only are (out agi iuh. Ideas are, too, on condition that they are repeated often enough. When tho mechanism of contagion has begun to work, the idea enters upon the phase that leads to success. Opin ion, which repelled it ut first, ends by tolerating and then accepting it. The idea henceforward gains a penetrating iii:d subtle force which sends it onward, while ut tho same time creating u sort ! if special atmosphere, it general way of . thinking. Popuiar Science Monthly. ! One of tlie Three. i A bold and fearless statement was j made in this column a few days ago , touching beauty. It wus put forth thut ' there were only three uctre.-ses on earth who could lay an honest claim to beauty. "Clara M. " writes that her curiosity I as been aroused and wants to know f. ho the 1 hrce are. Now, it would bo very ungallant to say. The statement has ull the uclresses in the world guess ing;, and until the nuuieh of the three Mt) mentioned each of our footlight favorites will believe she is one of thcin. Why spoil their fun? What is the use of ailing names to make people, feel in jured and slighted und misuiiderstooilt' I do not doubt that Miss Clum M .lf klie be au actress, could lay an honest Blaim to recognition us one of the three. New York Press. A kuife that has been used for cutting unions shuuld ut once be plunged two or three times into thu earth tufreeit front the unpleasant smell, Pry, Iu a volume of sermons by A well know ii but turgid preacher the follow ing hues were tound written upon the flyleaf : If thero should bu unotucr flood, for rt-fugo lulucr tly. Though nil tin world should be submerged, This book would still be dry. AT A TENEMENT WINDOW. fcrnictlmr my needle stops with hntf ilrnwn tlirenrt. (Not often, thnnirh. Esh ninmctit w.-mto menus hrriut, Anit ntls-ins; rtitchc leave the little mnuthn ' niifiil. I t look ilown on the illney rnnrt View. A tuft of prim is nil It lins tn show, A tin, ken pump where thirsty cliili'nn pu. Almvi' there shines n tilt uf sliy S'l anillll Thut It nitiiht tie a pn"iiiif lileel Iril'" v h-.t?. One tree Icons up niriiinit the liiirh lirleli wail, Ami there the spiirniWM twitter of the sorin t'ntil tliey waken in my heiirt n cry lif banner that no brend eiin satisfy. Always before when Mny time took her wny ,t rts the Acids I followed close. Torloy I run lmt dream of nil her liriirht iirrny. I y work drops down. Across tho stll I lean .' ml lenir with tiitter lontrinir for ntiieen l.nln lrri-hpned mths where hndtlini; woods row icriTn. Tlie water trlchlcB from the pump tn-t-iw t'lioii Ihe stone. With eyes half shut I herir It f-illiiiK In n iool wherp ruhc prow And feel n pooling presence drnwini.' nrnr. And T;nv the spnrrows chirp ntrnln. No, Imrk A stn'iiitf ns of some fnr meadow lark. tt ! the same old mlrrwlo npplti'rt t'nto myself, that on the mountain side The few small loaves and fishes multiplied. It, held how Htrnnile and nwu't the mysteri I I'll" liirdi, the liriiki-n piiriiii. the gnarled trei Hnve hruuiflit the fntlneHu of the spring to n,i K- r in tin leans that rustle hy the wall All forei-ts (tnd a tongue. And so that grass I', n with its struguling I nit of green recall Wide lib Mim tllli-d IlieillloWS where the ruttK Ml. (tow it can tie hut dimly I divine. I lie-p crumps, (lod givi li. make the whole loaf mine. - Annie F. Johnston In Youth's Comp'tniun HER ALARM CLOCK. And Why Slip find flood ItrfMon For Br ine Inrpnnrd Against It. A suburban woman not long since ptnohnsed an alarm clock. It was it fat nickel plated little ntVair with the cus tomary gong atop. The woman got the :'loi k because she felt an overwhelmintf iles'ro to play the role of the curly bird That night, therefore, she set tho time piece according to the specified dirtv lions. Hut fot some reason or other Ihe L'lock failed to go off. Tlie womun gave it a second trial. Again it played her faho. She took it to the suburban jew eler. He said the disk was ontrageons ly cut of order, hinted darkly at the dis honesty of uny individual who would palinofT such an article as perfect goods and proscribed a course uf treatment which he would be gracious enough to administer for the sum of Ta cents. The clock's original cost hud been $1.00. Tlio night thut it came buck from the suburban jeweler the woman wound it np with a feeling of unassailable secur ity. This time the rule of the early bird would be hers for certain. Tho next morning, however, it failed to go off, just us before. Tho woman took it back to the suburban jeweler, who received it with an "I told yon that clock was terribly out of order. " Kncore, 7") cents. Time passed, tho clock, like the cat in the canticle, "came back," and the woman woke np (some hours later than sho had intended ) only to find that it lu.dn't "gone off" ngnin. She now took the troublesome timepiece to the cily jeweler from whom sho had first pur chased it. IIo declared the clock to have In en all right until "ruined" by the suburban jeweler, but consented to re pair it also to charge $1 for so doing. Tho woman then boro it homo in tri- f nicpli. Next morning, though, the same old ilvama was enacted, and the woman was onco more nimble to assume tho rolo of I ho curly bird. Had she been a man she might hnve sworn. As it was, sho con fided her woes to tho breakfast tableful. "Why, that clock's been going off all the lime," observed the woman who oecn pied the neighboring room to the clock owner. "It's waked inn up every luurn ing regularly. The trouble is it hasn't waked yon. " Whereupon the woman felt more in ct used against the clock than ever. To think of ils having so little discrimina tion and discretion as to wake up the wrong person ! New York Sun. FAMOUS POLITICAL PHRASE. fined In IllnVrrnt Forms liy Lincoln, The odore Pmrker nnd Webnter. In a letter headed "Not Lincoln's Own Words," a correspondent points out that the words "government of the people, by the ppoplp, for the people, " in the famous Gettysburg address were not original with Lincoln. He attempts to further show that they were original with Henry Wilson, und were quoted by Lincoln from a letter written in 1WI0 hy Wilson to certain persons in Boston. In a speech delivered at the New England antislavery convention, Huston, May 2it, lf-ad, by Theodoie Parker, may be found the expression "a government if all the people, by ull the people, for ill the people," the exact language, with the exception of one word, of that ascribed to Wilson and employodby Lincoln. But still furthei back hitrTThe sump idea been expressed in srosiiintial ly the sume way by DnnicL'Vchster in ono of his most splendijlTirutorical ef forts, whose every photse was familiar to ull patriotic Americans long before Parker Dtterud his speech or Wilson wrote his letter. Iu his second speech on Foot's resolution, Jan. 2(1, lKllo, Webster used these words, "Tlio people's government, made for iho people, made by tho people uud answerable to the people. " The phrase discussed belongs no more to Wilson than to Lincoln. The words cull no more he said to hnve been "quoted" by Lincoln from Wilson thiui from Parker or Webster. Lincoln wus familiar with the writings aud speeches of Pinker. He had probably nihvr seen this particular letter of Wilson'k Thut his language should he exactly the same us that of the latter wus a coincidence, but probably nothing more. The phrase was merely the expression, iu the sim plest, most direct language, of the glo rious yet popular und familiar idea of the constitution and object of cur form of government. The expression eunnot be ascribed to uny oue man. Lincoln does not give tho statement us a positive declaration us a new coined phrase in tended to add to his laurels us a public aixiuker, hut uses the words as descrip. tive of our government in uttering the resolve tbut it "shall not perish from the earth." Thut some words of the iiieoeh had been suit! before does not detract from tho beauty or grandeur of Lincoln's ad dress us a whole. His speech, which has been declared to be the greutest iu the records of oratory of our own or any other country, was so not Wicuuse it was the labored and polished effort of a pruoticed oratur, but becuuse of the greatuesa uf the man, an a muu, who nttcied it, Washington Btar,