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M. U 8 WIEST, Pabllahar. IDAHO CH ALLIS, That machine that stretches a short man offers nothing to the man who is "short." A Tennessee woman ate a $50 bill. That was a good way to keep from spending it. Lightning struck a baseba.ll game in Troy the other day, but as usual, the umpire escaped. "We demand suffrage," says the zemstvos. "Well, suffer and be blanked," say the autocrats. The king of the Belgians is hunting for a wife. Here Is a chance for an American heiress to buy a queenshlp A Pennsylvania club has admitted a horse to membership. That's noth ing; there are asses ln almost every club. The Philadelphia sheep that butted its benefactor is supposed to have es caped from Wall street after the shearing. The boys wouldn't protest If the first, step toward realizing the Ideal of "a noiseless Fourth" were to cut out the orations. When Pat Crowe finally settles with the law he should take up advertising as a profession. He understands the business to perfection. The mind, like the body, needs ex ercise. When a woman says a few things to her husband she Is merely doing mental calisthenics. "Every man," says John Burroughs, "has his favorite bird." Which may, in a large measure, explain the gen eral popularity of swallows. It is well enough to be sure you are right, but you will be a whole lot more comfortable If you don't insist on convincing other people of it.— Puck. That New York doctor who thinks women are less graceful than men has probably been confining his ob servations to women who wear French heels. » All the gambling resorts ln Butte, Mont., have been closed, and some hopeful people believe that in time the camp may become as moral as New York. According to Angela Morgan a wom an's kiss is worth fifty of a man's. And how wasteful of .this wealth the dear creatures are when they meet each other! Fanny Rice, the actress, has secured a divorce. It may be ungallant to mention such a thing, but isn't Fanny Rice getting rather well along in years to risk It? That Portland (Me.) automobile which ran alone and jumped over a precipice to destruction must have had an awful record of casualties upon its conscience. The name that has been given to the new orchid which has Just won a prize ln London is the "Brassocattle yadlgbyanoschroderaetankervllle." looks like a college yell. It A Chicago alleged lemon pie, bak ery made, was found to consist of starch paste and "various coal tar products." The Chicago mince pie must be fearfully and wonderfully «nade. Perhaps the court which decided that milliners are not "artists" never had occasion to inspect the thorough ly artistic work some of them can do with pen and ink on a plain, ordinary billhead. It must have been picturesque to see Gen. Linevitch going down the lines of his headquarters troops and saluting each soldier with an Easter kiss. Gen. Grant never did anything like that. A man in Hedalia, Mo., wants a di vorce from his wife on the ground that she chews tobacco. It must be a terrible thing for a wife to have to choose between a husband and a plug of tobacco. The season of the year Is now here when the average school boy forgets all his other studies ln trying to solve the mathematical problem of how to steal third base without ripping the seams in his pants. It Is a great shock to the census taker to have a woman come to the front door and tell him calmly that her age Is the same as it was when he called on a similar errand of In quiry five years ago. The daughter of a wealthy English man has married her father's chauf feur. If a decent coachman is a bet ter man than a worthless duke, a good chauffeur ought to stack up pretty well ln comparison with a chumplsh prince. "I never took anything which would affect people who were not able to stand the loss," pleads .Defaulter Smith of San Francisco. A similar plea helped Robin Hood with the populace, but would hardly have touched sheriff or judge. Immortality | The Proof of Two caterpillars crawling on a leaf. By some strange accident In contact ■ am. ; Their conversation, passing all belief. Was that same argument, the very same. That has been "pioert and conned" man to man. Yea. ever since this wondrous world be gan. from The ugly creatures. Deaf and dumb and blind. Devoid of features That adorn mankind. Were vain enough. In dull and wordy strife, To speculate upon a future life. The Itrst was optimistic, full of hope; The second, quite dyspeptic, seemed to mope. Said number one, "I'm sure of our sal vation." Said number two. "I' nation; Our ugly'forma alone would seal our fates And bar our entrance through the golden gates. Suppose that death should take aware*. How could we climb the golden stairs? If maidens shun us as they pass us by. Would ungels I,Id us welcome in the sky? X wonder what great crimes committed That leave us i Perhaps we've giving; "fis plain to living." sure of our (lam _ "Come, come, cheer up," the jovial worm replied. us un we have I forlorn and so unpitied, been ungrateful, unfor that life's not worth the Joseph Jefferson. Personality of Maxim Gorky "Gorky's physical type is maligned by most of the photographs pub lished," writes one who interviewed him recently. "In these photographs he looks nervous, anaemic, hunted, sentimental. The Maxim Gorky whom I left a week ago among the green woods of Bilderlinghof, on the Baltic coast, is a tall, straight, deep chested, large-boned man who tow ered like a giant over the squat Ger mans and stunted Lettish peasants who are now struggling for racial do minion on the Livonian coast, features he Is as far removed from the refined, weak-faced intelligents from the submissive, apathetic hik. The forehead is broad, furrowed deeply when he talks and surmounted by a mop of dark hair; the eyes gray, serene, slightly defiant; the nose big, not unlike Tolstoy's, but even shapeless; the big mouth, somewhat grim, and the jaw, now fringed with a scanty red-brown beard grown ln jail, square, massive and resolute. You feel at once that this is a self-pos sessed, masterful man, a man In whom character is even more remarkable than Intellect. ever In as mi mure lished churches he had no respect." Faith That Is Beautiful This is the message which Rev. Dr. Babcock wrote to his church, the Methodist Episcopal of Milford, N. H., when his daughter was lost, and be fore her dead body was found In a field far from home: "I am not 'prostrated with grief.' I am in unspeakable sorrow, but it is not hopeless. My faith 'takes hold' of 'exceeding great and precious prom ises.' The 'everlasting arms' are un derneath me, "Susie was not my 'whole life,' but she was and is a precious child to me, and she loved her father with an ar dent and unselfish love. She often said, T want to take care of my papa.' It grieved her that he had to do so much for her. "When she stretched out her hands toward the pictured face of her pre cious mother and cried out, 'O, God, take me to my mama!' it was a prayer that impresses me now more than when I saw. and heard It. If she mistook the Souhegan for the Jordan that rolled between her and her mother no one will blame her. I haVe no doubt they are reunited. GotCarJo of Revolvers "Of course. It's an open question as to who was to blame, but I think the odds are in my favor," said John Vin cent, the veteran stage carpenter and property man. "I didn't imagine that such a Handy Andy could exist ln real life as Mike, a man whom I engaged as assistant in a little town In Ohio when I was out with the 'Why Girls Leave Home' company. "Early In the afternoon I gave Mike a list of the 'props' required for the performance and told him to get out and get them. Among other things were two .32 calibre revolvers, with which the hero and villain tight, an hour or so Mike came back almost staggering under the weight of a sack, which contained revolvers of every size, pattern and make,- from the toy pistol to the army Colt's. " "Tls the best 1 could do, Mr. Vin In Press. Young Man's Sad Dilemma "I have come to see you, sir, on a delicate mission," said the young man, as he sat down on the edge of a chair and looked uncomfortable, as some times young men will. The old gentleman put down his pen and looked curious. "What is it?" he asked. "Well, sir, you have two beautiful daughters," exclaimed the young man. "I have two daughters," admitted the gentleman. "I presume that you have noticed that I have been frequently at your house?" suggested the young man, diffidently. "T have noticed it." "Thank you, sir. I have been pay ing attention to—in fact, sir, frankly, I—I have been making love to one of your daughters." The old gentleman hesitated, and "Let's take a Took upon llie other side; Suppose we cannot fly like moths or millers. Are we to blame for being caterpillars? Will that samt- God that doomed us crawl the earth. A prey to every bird that's given birth, Forgive our captor as he eats and sings. And damn |km»i us because we have not wings? If we can't skim the ah like owl or bat, A worm will turn 'for a that.' V They argued through the slimmer; au tumn nigh. The ugly things composed themselves to die; And so. to make their funeral quite com plete, Kach wrapped him In his little winding sheet, The tangled web emoompassed them full soon. Each lor his coffin made him a cocoon. All through thu winter's chilling blast they lay Dead to the world, aye, dead as human clay. Lo. Spring cornea forth with all her Warmth and love; She l»ringH sweet justice from the realms above; She breaks the chrysalis, she resurrects the dead; Two butterflies ascend, encircling her head. And so this emblem shall forever be 1 A ®I*n of Immortality, Joseph Jefferson. "When he was a cabin boy, aged 16, on a Volga steamer he read 'The Tem pest,' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and was immensely impressed by them. But as he loved the litera ture of England as a whole for Its sanity . and joyousness he rejected everything tinged with asceticism or puritan restriction of human joy. Thus he could not appreciate Dante or even Milton, though his failure to un derstand the English poet he attribu ted partly to the badness of the Rus sian translation. Admiring both, he compared Shelley to the varicolored, glittering Alps and Byron to the men acing Caucasus. For Bret Harte, for Kipling; and, among humorists, for Mark Twain he expressed unbounded love. "But he could not understand the later Kipling and denounced the ex cesses of imperialism, whether Brit ish, American or Russian, with vigor ous contempt. 'The national ideal,' he said, 'should be to be strong, not to be perpetually proving one's self strong. Strength is shown in restraint.' For revealed religion and In particular for the religion of state and estab lished churches he had no respect." "There was no spoken good-by with what proved to be the last kiss, and no thought of separation on my part, nor evidence of it on hers. But, be loved, I am being tested and the anchor holds. I am glad I did not 'neglect so great a salvation,' but ac cepted 'the gift of God' in early life, his loving kindness, manifested so ten derly in the profound sympathy of the officials of Milford and all the people, men, women and children, and of many others, far and near, to whose tender missive this will respond, is a 'mighty comfort' to my grief-stricken heart, and to the heart of her sister, Mrs. J. R. Dinsmore and family. "Father Marshall, whose heart is greater than his magnificent body, and all my brother ministers, are help ing me bear my sorrow in a very ten der way. And that is true of the press and pressmen, for whom I cher ish high regard. "Let us go Into the sanctuary of the Lord' on his holy day, 'seeing him who is invisible'—to hear the Jdaster say to us, 'Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.' " cent,' he gasped. J've been all over the town, and the most I could raise was a hundred and twenty-seven. Can you get along with them or shall I make another try?' "For a minute I was too dumfound ed to reply. 'prop' list, preparing to give him most sarcastic call do.wn. my own writing was the entry: " '232 revolvers." "In my haste I had forgotten to put the decimal point between the 2 and the 32, and that blundering fool took it for granted that there was to be pitched battle with small arms inr the play, and had scoured the town to carry out orders. It took me nearly up to the time of the performance to go around with Mike and get matters straightened out at as little expeuse as possible. Mike quit that night."— New York Press. Then I asked for the a There in the young man went on eagerly: "Yes, sir, that's It exactly, posed to one of them last night, and I—I—" "Which one?" Interrupted the gen tleman. "Both are splendid girls, and I should hate to lose either; but which one Is It." "Don't you know?" asked the young man aghast. "Certainly not. I've seen you with both." The young man sighed and reached for his hat. "I thought you might," he said. "I've been very attentive, and I was sometimes in doubt myself, seeing they're twins; but I got on all right until I proposed. And now, hang It all, sir, if you don't know which on« accepted me. I don't, and I've got tc begin all over aeraln." I pro r> Peculiar Religious Com munity Fast Dying Out—Reputation for Purity and Thrift. Few "Shakers" Left (Special Correspondence.) the present time there are but remaining communities of the Three of At few sect known as Shakers, these are ln New England and the most interesting of the trio is at En field, In New Hampshire, miles northwest of Concord and 1« miles by rail from Boston. The Shakers may Justly be deslg^ nated as God's "peculiar people' of modern times. The ancient Hebrew race could not have been more select and secluded from the contaminating influences of the outside world than are these men and women of such personal appearance. Their religion and creed constitute the most successful exemplification extant of the communistic ideal. They portray the beautiful theory of t e common lot and possession; yet the> doomed to inevitable extinction that marriage is are for the very reason prohibited among them. The Shakers came into the locality considerably more than 100 the shores of a of Enfield years ago, settled on beautiful lake with an Indian name— that of Mascoma—and with a rapidity astonishing to behold, gained acre after acre, dollar after dollar, 'till in less than fifty years from the date of advent their dictum was supreme. 'Twas not long before they owned every inch of land surrounding the lake, a possession that proved its own immensity of value in later years when, by the pushing of the Northern railroad through from Concord to Ver mont, the price of land was enhanced hundred-fold all along Its route. A glance backward over the span of a century and a half, since Ann Lee first caused people to "shake" in the state of New York, will reveal the fact that the Shakers have made a It is principally a wonderful history, the history of industry, sobriety and moral calm.. Like the ever broadening ringlets emanating from a stone cast into a poll, the efforts of Mother Ann Lee spread outside of the Empire state, and the coming of two Shaker mis sionaries into New Hampshire in the year 1872 sowed tfie seed of the Shaker nucleus in New England. They preached their first testimony in a church at Loudon Center, which is in Merrimack county. In October of the same year they came to the town of Enfield, and were received with open arms into the family of one James Jewett. He Is this day looked upon as father of the community in Enfield. First Church in 1793. "The Church of Christ's Second Ap pearing" was established and organ ized at Enfield in 1793, and has experi enced a steady growth from that date till within recent years. Two hundred men, women and children joined the organization at its inception. The early forms of devotion adopted by these people are worthy of atten tion. The very earliest was dancing, each sex by itself on opposite sides of the room. Later a regular form was introduced as an act of'worship and known as the "stepping manner." This was a most exquisite and beautiful figure, performed in a manner so solemn and decorous that it would commend itself to the most skeptical observer. This continued until 1822, when the "circular march" took the place of all previous indulgences, and was practiced for more than fifty years. To-day a church service very like any orthodox gathering is the regular thing at public worship. Unlike the Quaker practice, music forms a large part in their worship. The three great essentials of the Shaker doctrine are the triadic princi ples of, first, Community of Interest; second, Confession of Sin; third. Vir gin Life. These principles they have adhere to with a devotion, tenacity and loyalty that have brought to the personal believer the spiritual Joy and satisfaction which was the primal aim of their pristine separation from the outside world. Sexual Separation. So exacting are these people in the matter of sexual separation, that no roan is allowed to assist a sister to alight from an equipage, or to touch her with his hands on any pretext To them a very strong reason for celibacy is the firm belief they should do all in their power to consummate ». I tii ■■ « v a«» 1 * QuainïcSfiakcrcfo ncluary' A ißananuncfree/yeGKroId^^, the end of the world. They believe that, through and in the person of Mother Ann Lee, Christ's second pearhig was realized. In regard to the manner of dress they were not distinguished in their early days from their neighbors. They have retained the old style of Puri tanic attire, with some modification*, that they may be the more conspicu ously set apart from the world. A hundred years ago the general '.ustom prevailed among clergy, well as lay-folk, of tippling, a custom which extended even to the Shakers But in 1828, a radical as movement against the use of liquors and Intoxi cating drinks was begun by the soci ety. who eliminated from their life all such practices. Indeed, even tobacco in any form is prohibited. The basis of the Shaker belief is the Bible, or rather, the New Testa ment. Then they have books of their Many of their nura own production, her are finely educated and have writ ten and published volumes bearing at their faith and doctrinal conduct These writings are firmly believed to be inspired. When the Shakers of Enfield first separated themselves from their nelgh mw 8 - a* *• WëSm v > djM§&§ii|| n mm yruj7ee<jO/?ice, änäcflore hors, many stories, black and villify lng, were circulated by the skeptical, but in justice and fairness, It must be conceded by all that the lives lived by these simple, modest. God-fearing men and women are of the utmost purity and consecration. The educational phase of the com munity life has been far from ignored. In early settlement times the pupils were given less than a half hour a day for the pursuit of study, were held ln the evenings only. Text books—100 years ago—were limited to Webster's spelling book and the New Testament. Birch bark was used for paper, and thin boards coated with sand served as slates. Each child as It grew was taught some useful craft. Indeed, so large a factor has the child life been that to properly educate and train them has always been a severe problem. The society has been large ly augmented by children—orphans or little ones given over to the care of the sisters by poor parents. Sessions Few of the Organization Left. The Shakers have finally dwindled down to very small numbers. Most of the members are women. They still retain large property interests, and still keep their farms to the point of perfection. With the exception of staple pro ducts the chief industry in the Enfield community is the making of fancy ar ticles, sweaters, underwear, knit goods and an elegant line of opera cloaks. These are the very finest article worn by the elite of our metropolitan cities. All the buildings, which without ex ception are commodious and well ar ranged and simple in appearance and design, are as well kept and neat as ever. The visitor, if he calls within "hours," is conducted about with the utmost courtesy, shown the various departments of the community life, allowed to view the ancient relics, is shown the halls where worship is wont to be made, and withal is deeply impressed with the simplicity of the simple life led by these puritanic peo The past has been a glory Impos sible to their future, yet the Shakers, who walk In sobriety among theii neighbors and the outside world, have won a reputation for invariable, flinchable frugality and honesty which must serve as an example to even the most indifferent observer, tact of the Shakers has ever been that of purity, righteousness and thrift. pie. un The con ROPE WAS TO BE CHANGED. Answer That Didn't Tend to Rea Nervous Man. A chemist in the employ of a big New York company Interested ln tain Montana mines says that not long ago three or four scientific gentlemen from an Eastern Institution undertook, for purposes of study, to penetrate into the depths of a certain mine. One of the Easterners was evident ly of a most saure Cl r nervous temperament, for he was continually asking ques tions as to the precautions adopted to avoid disaster to those going down and coming up the shaft. On the ascent by means of the usual bucket the nervous scientist ceived, or thought he did perceive, __ mi stak able symptoms of weakness in the rope by which the bucket , . , „ , " How °ften, my good friend, Inquired he of the attendant, when the party were about half way from the bottom of the awful abyss, "how often do ropes?" "Oh, about every three months so." carelessly replied the attendant. Then he added thoughtfully, "We'll change this one to-morrow, if up safely." per un was suspended. you change these or we get Many Hear Volunteer* 0 f America According to the annual ,, , . report of the Volunteers of America, of whom Balllngton Booth Is the leader congregations at the 35,000 services during the year within the volunteers' halls and buildings reached 1,060 955 persons. the Real Edition de Luxe. Mrs. Ogden Goelet has had made at an enormous expense an edition de IT manuscripts of "Hyperion." The edition is limited to one copy. WORTH R EMEMBER| Na Th.re are three entlrei. . WDda of Ingredient* u *ea r , n 4 the three different varletle. of ^ powder* on the market V l*- „ eral-Acid or Alum (2l Pbo.ph.t., and (i'S£ÿ«< made from grape*. i t i. lartl from the etandpoint Q f heaUh'*' know something about ' enta, and which kind i* used ,"* re( baking powder. ed ln (1) Mineral Acid, or Alu m from a kind of clay. This ia with diluted oil Of Vitriol'and this solution a product la obr»? 0 which is alum. Alum is C hea D ' about two cents a pound, and bakk powder made with this Mirerai a sells from 10 to 26 o. a poimd ( 2 ) Bone-Acid, or Phosphate basis of phosphate baking po Wd and the process Is fully described the patents issued to a large manu! turer of a phosphate powder S. Patent Office Report gives and exact description, but the lng extract is enough: »0 mai mix I* t 1 ne <> 'fl folio "Burned bones, after being g ro J are put Into freshly diluted oll 0 f J riol and with continual stirring J in the following proportion," etc. | From this Bone-Acid phosphate lng powders are made; such powd sell from 20 to 30 cents _ a pound. (3) Cream of Tartar exists in ripe grapes, and flows with the foi from the press in the manufacture wine. After the wine Is drawn ofl t tartar is scraped from the cask. b< ed with water, and crystals of of Tartar, white and very 1 !nj Pure, s«| rate and are collected. It differs no respect from the form In which originally existed in the grape. Crei of Tartar, then, while the most 8ive, is the only ingredient should be used in a baking powder act upon the soda, as its wholesoi ness is beyond question. Cream Tartar baking powders sell at afo 40 to 50 cents a pound. Such are the facts, and every o careful of the health of the faml should remember this rule:— Bald powders selling from 10 to 25 cent! pound are made of Mineral-Acii those selling from 20 to 30 cents Bone-Acid; and those from 40 to cents of Cream of Tartar made fr •>: grapes. NOT OF HIS FLOCK. Parishioner Had Wandered From I tor's Jurisdiction. Back half a century ago the 1 Dr. Moore of the Congregate church at Milford, N. H., was knt far and wide for his ready wit, pressed ln his quaint, lisping wa; One of his parishioners, taking fense at something, left the coni gation and attended another chui Every Sunday morning the man : Dr. Moore on the way to his pul and was always greeted with a ch( "good morning." instead of a rebi as he expected. At last, when could stand it no longer, he stop] and. In reply to the doctor'» sal tlon, asked: "Doctor, don't you tl as a pastor it Is your duty to look ter the wandering sheep of j flock?" "Oh, yeth, thir, yeth thir," prom replied the doctor; "I always after the sheep, but I've nothin do with the goats." 9, Drinking Water for the Studjn A useful article In a study is a si filter for drinking water, which »hi be filled and run off every day. ] pie are often fevered with hard a and when the appetite languishej warm weather and they are prej fox' time they can take a glass of J water with a little lemon n squeezed Into It and find It mosl vlving then, when nothing else tempt them. Are the Packer* Receiving Fair When the Garfield report on business methods of the packers peared, after eight months' inves tlon. It was severely criticised roundly denounced, months of publicity it is signifl that those who attempted to disci it have failed to controvert the fig contained in that exhaustive ment. The public is beginning tlce this omission, and the feeliB rapidly growing that the sensat charges out of which the Bee vestigation" arose were without dation. If the official statement the report are susceptible of co dtfctïon, a good many people are asking why the facts and figu res not furnished to contradict them. The truth seems to be that mo contain unfounded s' A flagrant exa recent artic to the < were f< In 1903-4 bj of < After the charges tional assertions, of this appeared in a an Eastern magazine, that "forty Iowa banks to close their doors Beef Trust's manipulation prices." Chief Clerk Cox. of 1 lng department of the Iov*',, ditor's office, has tabulated tne banks given in the magazine and has publicly denounced ^ ment as utterly untrue, separately the reasons ure mentioned and °® cla • that they have been caused W u speculations and by reckless methods. It may be well to judgment upon the packers charges against them are P I He ■! 1 ' ■ unt Soy Bean Cheese. The municipal laboratory the exp« rl 19 bas been examining made by Dr. Vogel, who has tured a very succulent cheese small Chinese beans knoWtl , ha ^_. And* thsHiij H beans." The doctor pulp of these beans contains the caselne qualities, and • * rl ^_. suiting composition Is h otl1 D and pleasant to the taste.