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THE BANNER DEMOCRAT.2
VOL. XIV. LAKE PDVIDENCE, EAST CARRtOLL PARIS , LA, tATURDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1901., NO. 4
[RAB6 OF 7tE IbLIBOII.
Dy Stanhope same, Spedal Corre
spondent of Collier's Weekly.
HE seemed almost conscious of
the part she played-the great
battleship Illinois-as she
settled down to her race
thfough the ocean path that had been
marked out for her to prove that she
was the swiftest, and withal the most
terrible, sea-fighter of her class afloat.
She gave the Impression that the
beauty and splendor she will some day
wear had been renounced, and that
here she was to exhibit only her
winged power of flight and her deadly
strength. So stripped was she that
every muscle seemed laid bare, and
she was still begrimed with the sweat
of labor that had fitted her to run and
win the race against a hundred rivals
in the navies of the world.
The Illinois, a dull, dingy, gray hulk. I
lay beyond the brooding islands and I 1
1 H B S L
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THE] BAT,;TLESHI'P ILLINOIS, THtE FINEST- WAR HIP AO.. -
the busy harbor traffic of Boston, on'
the morning of June 12, awaiting the
supreme moment that should see her
transformed from a germ in iron and
steel into a battleship. She had lain
there for some time, and every hour
her picked crew and her shrewd build
ers had made her fitter, and stronger
and fleeter. They had let the grime
and dirt accumulate on her decks, and
soil the creamy white of her graceful
ly curved sides; but they kept the ma
chinery clean and free, and as sleek
with oil as the mouth of a million
The test of the ship had been re
garded by all as a dramatic climax
toward which everything was moving.
Her builders had been preparing her
for this moment ever since her launch
Ing on October 4, 1898; and the United
States Navy, which was to reject or
accept her on the result of the trial,
had selected a trained body of offi
cers to witness the race. As it to
mark the occasion as a sort of baptism
of fire, Rear-Admiral "Fighting Bob"
Evans was placed at the head of this
On one, however, not even her build
ers or her crew, expected that she
would run the marvellous race she
did, eclipsing all records. But after
she reeled off her wonderful speed of
17.31 knots so steadily, without fret
ting or quivering. Admiral Evans said
she could easily be forced to eighteen
As soon as the members of the trial I
board, which consisted of Rear-Ad
miral Evans, Captain C. J. Train,
Captain J. N. Hemphill, Commander
Charles Roelker. Lieutenant-Com- I
mander Charles E. Vreeland, Lieuten- I
ant-Commander T. E. Rodgers and F
Naval Constructor J. J. Woodward, I
had made a tour of inspection of the I
ship, she left her anchorage in Presi- e
dent Roads and steamed slowly out a
of the bay. At first she moved with d
extreme caution, as if wary of the tor
tuous channels, and her helm was in a
the hands of a harbor pilot. Then, as ii
the wide seaway opened before her. g
she dropped the pilot, shook off her s
swaddling bands, as it were, scorned a
all guiding hands, save those of her h
masters, and turned her head toward t
Cape Ann for her life or death race. ti
The course of thirty-three knots a
had been carefully measured the day h
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KI O\\ .
LOOKINGAHEAD FROM THE TOP OF THE FORWARD TURRET.
bqlore, and was marked by six boats
and buoys stationed at Intervals of
little more than six nota, the total
isetane. to be gee over twls iest
lald ioI pka lapr dliel", Asme
I the deep bight in the shore-line of
Massachusetts and New Hampshire
f and ended off Cape Porpoise beyond
Mount Agamenticus on the Maine
LOOKING OVER '7N STERN-R-OW THE
BATTLESHIP STIRS UP THE WATEB
IN HER BROAD WAKE.
coast. The gunboat Hist was the first
stake, and the others were, in their
order, the training ships Lancaster
and Essex. the gunboats Newport and
Peoria, and the naval tug Potomac.
Long before the Ililn3is reached Cape
Ann she had worked up to a high
speed, and when she swept around
the first stake-boat and swung easily I
into the path she had to follow, she
Swas making more than seventeen
I knots an hour. So smoothly did she
e rush through the water, without vibra
, tion or clatter, that even the naval ex
Si ports could hardly believe she was
u moving at that wonderful speed. Only
r the white beaten foam she dashed
wide and far from her bows, and left
in a broad swath behind her, told of
L the tremendous power and speed with
1 which she was being driven. Admiral
Eva-ns and President Calvin B. Orcutt,
of the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Drydock Company, the builders, who
were on the bridge, Admiral W. T.
Sampson, who watched the first part
of the trial from a station near the
wheel, and all the other naval officers
present, held their watches to catch'
the exact time of the start and finish
of the first reach, as if the ship were
a racehorse nearing the wire in a
sharply contested heat.
The gunboat Hist saluted as the bat
tleship crossed the starting-line, and
the great fighter snorted curtly
through her siren whistle in acknowl
At this moment, as the Ilhnois had
attained almost her utmost pitch of
speed, she presented a remarkable
spectacle, viewed from her own for
That she could and would make the
speed required by her contract-six
teen knots an hour-was evident to all
from the moment she righlted herself
from the turn and moved down the
line of stakeboats that disappeared
in the direction of the Maine coast.
The crew, from Captain Hanlon and
helmsman and engineer down to the
deckhands, regarded the race as a
personal affair. Each one knew exact
ly what the Alabama and the Wiscon
sin had done, and, therefore, what the
Illinois was expected to do, and each
felt the heavy responsibility that rest
ed alike on steering wheel, or engine
shaft, or sack of coal, or on a single
drop of oil.
At the end of 'the half-course a sin
gular thing happened. Until the race
is finished every power of the ship is
guarded against mishap. For this rea
son, the ship usually swings about on
an easy helm, and reserves the test of
her ability to turn in a small circle
to the very end of the race. But
there was some confusion in orders,
and the ship suddenly came about.
hard a nnrt and then am sudderlv rnA I
myuterlosly awung bhad to star
boa.rd. ilk a tips y Iilor. Tben she
swg aala Ia ab wet usrve, and
urn vote buttupli, uightiag et
man. ii mn-IS w N e be Imt
the path foher ,purt homn. She
behaved extgtely Unhder the severs
strain, aelthllting too uochi in thd
abrupt iwtin td starboard and td
port, not thring bir quivering under
the iMhienshe asion of her engines.
At the fihi thb Illinois made the
Utsdal figuire " to show how quickly
she tan turand swept a complete
circle withinhree times her own
Then she 4dped anchor again ;n
President Ros, and the great record
breaking, hisle race had ended.
New records ad been established,
and a new gc and prise set up for
all future baeships to strive for.
The Illinois htmade 17.31 knots.
But as a figer? It is not enough
that a battlesh can steam fast. She
must be ableo vanquish her ad
versary after aning her down. Can
the Illinois dchls? Let "Fighting
Bob" Evans awer:
"The Engllssometlmes sny we
overburden oudhips with armaments
That Is what tlfighting ship is for-
to carry all thquns she can effectu.
ally use. She a floating battery;
and if she canurl more weight bt
e metal than her enoy, and can hurl
I- t as accurately an timely, she will
win, and the shlpis built to win.
She must get to h, fighting ground
V quickly, and outfigt her foe.
"I believe the Illbis can do both.
t I believe she is th fleetest ship of
f her tonnage and fhting power on
the sea to-day and al whip anything
I that can now forceter to fight, and
many battleships th: she could force
to fight her on her sn terms."
The Illinois was unched October
4, 1898, at the yardlof the Newport
News Shipbuilding as Drydock Com
pany, Newport NewsVa. Her hull is
368 feet long at loa water line, her
beam seventy-two fit, and draught
at normal displacemet of 11,525 tons
is twenty-three feet nd six inches.
Her Indicated horsepwer is 10,000;
her speed is 17.31 nots, and her
coal supply is 1500 ins. She will
ON THE BRIDGn DUBINS(ULL SPUED.
have forty officers an 449 seamen
and marines. She hai triple-expan
sion twin-screw propeing engines,
capable of 12u revolution a minute.
Her ormor consists o a belt, four
feet below and three ad a half feet
above the load line, of siteen and one
half and nine and on-half inches
thickness. The turrets tre protected
by seventeen inches of teel plate.
She carries two thirten-inch guns
each in her forward an aft turrets,
fourteen six-inch rapid-te guns, and
a secondary battery of Ixteen qulca
flring six-pounders, and four quick
firing one-pounders, and we Colt and
two field guns.
The speed of the Illinol in the trial
race, as given above (1111 knots an
hour) is the actual time lade against
tide and currents. He corrected
speed, calculated by the hoard of In
spection and Survey, is mlch better
17.45 knots. This great seed places
her still further in the leai of Ameri
can battleships, and is herwarrant to
rank pre-eminently as he fleetest
ship of her class in the naries of the
Golf Tendoa the Latest lalady.
The golf tendon is the Idest discov
ery of surgery. A Chicag(doctor has
recently written a descriplon of the
newly affected ligament. 'be tendon
begins to make itself felt when the
"duffer" throws his weighton his left
heel This causes a suddel and great
strain on the golf tendon, which re
bels under repeated stralan goes on a
strike entirely, with the tesult that
the "duffer" is compelled to take to
his bed as a sufferer frtin a novel
In some cases the rebellbus tendon
has snapped completely, aidl a partial
paralysis of the golfer's let is said to
If the "duffer" persists, In spite of
the protests of the tendon and devel
ops in time into a golfed he learns
that the most effective str!es are not
given by standing on his .fel.
Then he stands squaret, until the
swing of the nal carries his
VOW to te ab tt - 4fw
ell Mail as1 'wrrea
eciarly applcable to the silky r
n tast serving to display the good
oint Spanisf th lacnd Maltese ace also
)r. Spanish lace, in the black and
Creddeamy tints, coming in again for
Seddingrustatons and fboxes uire ing and de
he igecwiarily aplhe bride is pble to the silky sor
d- tace of crystaline. Haired with coarse
n guer, ipurt she also effective, the cong
ig trast serving to display the good
oint ough the advance. altese lace how- als
re being ppled tasteful pereerized huslforis
the and limaten eriand lookr distinteli.ion.
eavy "wheddinte water Bores" papers
are the pddng akroper sort fores arthe in any de
boxes,i which the bride is pleased to or
der, m, she gives the instructions long
enough in advance. At present, how
ever, there is a tasteful preference for
severe shapes, with dependence upon
the best materials for distinction.
omeavy "white water color" papers
are the proper sort for the covering of
boxes, on the tops or aides of which
the monograms, usually of both bride
and bridegrooa, are blended in relief,
either in white or in gold and slae, with ver.
Ribbons for tying the boxes are of
moire, taffeta or satin,
omue beautiful white forsh uipout of doors a
lace is shown of to great advantage
as a wide flounce on a gown of white
linen so handsomely embroidered that
the simple material is almost hidden.
A dainty little blouse, all of finely
tucked white muslin and lace, with a
touch of black at the neck, is for
house wear, while for out of doors a
charming bolero of guipure lace with
a deep double collar and cavalier cuffs
of embroidered linen is worn over it,
A picturesque whIte hat looks charm
ing with this pretty gown; it has a
wide flat crown of guipure lace and
black velvet, the under brim of White
crinoline straw, and quaintly arranged
between the two brims are White os,
trich tips, which fall over the edge of
the lower brim uplifted by a black
How One Girl Became Original.
"'Miss X. is a most original girl,
don't you think so?" he remarked.
"Why, nol" returned his companion,
somewhat astonished at the adjective,
"I think she is extremely nice and in
telligent and well informed, but I
should hardly call her original. Why,
she is just a quiet, everyday sort of
4 girl, and does nothing especially to
I distinguish herself from any one else."
"That is just why I call her orig
I inal," answered the other. "Every
other girl I know does something
. one plays golf very well, another rides
f Ieautifully, a third knows all about a
a boat and sails her own dory: another
g drives four-in-hand, a fifth is philan.
I thropic and has taken to slumming, a
e sixth is intellectual and goes in for the
higher education, or is al tistl and ex
r hibits in the Salon, etc. A 1 repeat
t that I find Miss X. original-delight
fully so!"-New York Tribune.
r Millinery Novelties.
t For veiling floral trails a very fine
gossamerlike Chantilly is employed,
and is undoubtedly effective, the while
it hints at an importance somewhat
lacking in tulle. An all-white tulle il
1 lusion toque is sweet veiled In tbhis
same fine black Chantilly, worn well
tilted over the eyes with a great Jet
butterfly serving as a species of cache 1
peigne at the back. This is the very
airiest, fairest piece of millinery con
ceivable and eminently before the hat
decked with many feathers in the af- 1
fcctions of the smart woman. BI- I
zarre wings, when found, should be
made an immediate possession. That c
these mostly figure on the best and [
most exclusive French models ac- a
counts for the long price asked for
such creations. But now and again
the fates alone know how or why-out
of a boxful of mediocrity there may a
be turned up something out of the or- t
dinary happily passed over by hun
.dreds of unseeing eyes.
-Rakes Honey by Cleaning JeWelry.
In London there is a woman who t
has made herself famous and invalua- J
Sble among the wives of wealthy peo- i
Sple by taking care of their jewelry. a
Once a week in the height of the sea
son she makes a round of the Jewel t
boxes, and carries all her cleaning ap- c
pliances with her. When she gets to e
work she fastens about her waist a a
big apron of chamois skin, and then t
opens half a dozen different bottles a
and boxes of cleaning tfluds and
With a little Instrument she first
tests the settings, and then dips the
ring or pin repeatedly in a little ean u
de Cologne. While she works she d
uses a powerful magnifying glass, l
and for a stone that has an accumula
tion of dust or grease or soap on its o
under side, as often happens with o
rings, she dips i alternately in soap- ,
suds and eau de Cologne, and occa
sionally uses a very fine, soft camel's
hair brush to reach in delicately be
tween the prongs of the setting. When al
the stone i thoroughly clean it is bur. tl
i-1 in a jar of fine sawdust to dry. b
Emeralds and other green atones
she cleans by soaking wads of absor- tl
bent cotton in pure alcohol and bury- di
ing the gems therein until all the alco- o0
hol has evaporated. In
Once in every season she restrings la
the necklace of pearls under her care, at
and when the owner cannot arrange to Ie
wear a fine string of these gems at be
least once in a fortnight the cleaner N
lays them in a cop of warm flour or Is
lukewarm fresh milk, JUst to keeplh
their skins in good conditlon.-London to
A Oomparhse 13 Women. f
The women of to-day, in the opinion
of Susan, Countess of Malmesbury, ,
are not radically different from those
of past generatios. In a recent arti
cle which the Countess eontrlibutes to 1
an English periodical she seeks to rid ,
the mind of the fallacy that outdoor
exercise is a specal attribute of the
women of the present day. Our moth
es and graadmothre, she iemnda us,
assM git a hos wleld a mairms ,d
-s ago aum We bnms g hII M
Mary Queed of iScot cohiin iiever keep
her health unless She rode twenty. e.
thirty miles a day, and that the ladies
of her court accompanied her when
she went out hawking. Both the
women and the men of past days led,
forcedly, lives which were in the malm
quileter than ours, locomotion beinig
so much more expensive, fatfguing and
Many things which formerly were
done at home by the mistress of the
house and her maid .servants are now
best accomplished elsewhere. We no
longer brew, and do not often hake
at least, for the entire household.
The doctor and the druggist of to-day
are more reliable than those of the
pe past: therefore, the mother of the fam.
r- ily does not find it necessary or even
se advisable to concoct medicines for
n' those about her.
Certainly the principles and practice
6 of to-day appear to have Created a
race of fine ipsittidinig young *omeii,
many 6f Whoni leave their liomes;
where they have been loved and deli=
cately nurtured, to follow their hus
bands, enduring all manner of hard
r- ships withoutcomplaint.-Detrolt Free
le Sarah Orne Jewett is now a doctor
At Bates College, Lewiston, Me.,
this year, sixteen of the twenty-five
honors were captured by girl students.
Somebody declares that Sarah Beri
, hardt eats only twd solid meals idi
e day-the first at 1 p. m. and the second
e at 1 the next morning.
Lt Charlotte Cipriani, a graduate of the
1- University of Chicago, is the Qrst
y woman to receive the degree of Doctor
a of Letters from the University of
a Of 4018 homesteaders registered in
El Reno, Oklahoma, the other day,
S193 were womet, and a separate reg,
L Istration booth was established for
I Women were first permitted to be,
come employes in Government offices
e in 1862, When Secretary of the T'reas=
iry Salmon P, Chase appointed slr
An authority states in a medical
journal that the height of a very tall
British woman was, fifty years ago,
five feet seven inches, while now the
I, height averages five feet six inches
to five feet ten inches.
º, In the performance of her duty Ida
Hathaway, a nurse at the Hartford
Hospital, contracted ophthalmia from
I a child patient and became blind,
Hartford people have raised a fund
of $8000 for her support.
Elizabeth de Belle, an Atlanta (Ga.)
young woman, is making a distin
guished name in law practice in Chi
cago. She recently won a case, ac
cording to the Woman's Journal, In
volving real estate valued at $100,000.
Traveling gowns of mohair are
dressy and serviceable.
Crinkled crepe muslin is one of the
novelties in sheer. fabrics.
Linen gowns embroidered in cash.
mere colors, with c glint of gold, are
among the novelties.
Poplin barege is one of the late sea.
son importations that is much liked,
for its softness and clinging qualities.
White, cream, castor, beige, cafe ao.
lait, leather, pale blue, rose and light,
yellow are the tints favored in Paris.
Platinum or gold pallettes, or-a
combination of both, represent the
latest development in spangled trim.
Ribbons of all widths, fabrics and
colors play an important part in the
devising of smart summer toilets; gold
and delicately enameled buttons also.
White lace hose forms one of the
striking noyelties of the summer.
Sometimes a touch of color in a clock I
or an embroidered flower I. preferred
to plain white.
A blue linen gown is trimmed with
bands of a coarser blue linen em
broidered In 'white silk. This outlines
the flounce at the top, the edge of the
jacket, and sleeves. The neck to this
Jacket, which has no collar, is cut
square in front.
In the millinery line about the pret
tiest novelty just now is the hanaer-,
chief hat. Three shades of straw are:
employed and the brims--three In
number-are of graduated sizes, one
turning up against the other, but in
such a way that no two points meet.
I81mplenegligeesof muslin are finished
in the back with a Watteau pleat,
over which falls a broad collar of
white, which Is carried around to the
front, where It broadens and then
slopes down to the waist line, finish
ing with ends which tie fchu fashion.
There is a ruffle of the pink or blue,
or whatever Is the color of the gown,
on the white fchu or collar, edged
The Filipinos in Manila are having
an unexpected feast. It came to
them like the manna to the Israelites,
being furnished by a swarm of locusts,
which recently flew over the city. To
these people the locusts are a great
delicacy. The insects are served dry
or In a pot-pourri. They are alsoI
made into pies and cakes, and In some
instances ground Into powder and
steeped in liquid so as to make a bev
erage. At times catching the insects
becomes a very profitable businea. In
Manila and the other large cities they
sell at $2 a sack, gold. These sackal
hold about a bushel When dried the
locust can be kept indefinitely. The
natives never eat the grasshoppers
green, but they eat them in every
form, dried or cooked. They even car
ry them in their pockets and eat them
as they would candles and other con
feetions. When dried the locuset is
nice and crisp, and tastes something
like gingersnaps Soune cosfestiomers
dress the grashoppers i various1
ways, serving him up oceaslonaIly ]
with choeolate trlmminags an d seats
ef suar.--Mew Tert Poest,
Ir a mtr iagg rate s was
<Fae la -Vim yekrtee
' ffE F0Ii EIJ A PARDoN
n 46 SWINDLER DENT CAVE A LIFE
1e CONVICT hREEDOM.
'Seelved a Prison vardea and Tessa @1
g cial-Deteeted by a Clerk-Capture eo
d the Forger-Sent to the easitentisay
For Life, While His Partner . aut Large
* Attorneys for William J. Dent, who
ie b serving a life term in the Texas
W State Penitentiary, have lost*thelr ap
0 peal to the Court of Criminal Appeals,
- and announce their determination to
I. take the case to the United States Su
l preme Court. His attorneys contend
je that he is enduring cruel and unusual
1' punishment for an act which is cov
e ered by no law in the Texas code.
r Dent is a swindler of national fame.
lIe has left a traih of forgeries from
6 the Canadian border to Mexico. But
d it is fto nond of theose offenses that he
is id prisori. lid forged a pardon lc -
q; ter for a friend and ormCer part'ttli
i= He fooled i Governor. di Secreftrfi
!htate, an Attorney-General atid the
I- warden of a penitentiary. He won id
*e his plot and discounted every move of
the officals. But one trifling detail
was overlooked that led to his capture.
He bought a typewriter, without pay
ing for it, to assist him in his forgery,
but did not get a new-style machine
instead of an old style. The letters
were slightly different, and that is why
Dent's plot was exposed.
i Dent's partner, for whose liberty he
plotted, was George Isanacs, a country
., store keeper, who killed Sheriff Mc
e Gbee, of Hemphill County, Texas.
S. Isanes was ,ent to the Texas State
i- Penitentinry for life il 1898. Isaac's
a partner, W. J. Dent, Weht to the ame
d penitentiary ji i895 for forgery,
Dent's term was five years. lIe Was
e discharged from the penitentiary, in
it which he had been an exemplary pris
ir oner, in August, 1899.
, One month later, a man who said
his name was Jackson walked into the
Governor's ofiee in Austin, Tex., and
asked for particulars concerning the
application for the pardon of one
Clark, sentencad for horse stealing.
r The clerk told Jackson all pardon pa
pers were kept in the office of the See.
retary of State. Jackson went there
and was shown the pardon file. He
stutdied them long and earnestly, went
s out to luncheon, came back and spent
the afternoon in the office. Iie was
1 courteous and thanked the clerks pro
' Three weeks later he came into the
Soffice again and recalled the circum
stances of his former visit, He pro
diced several papers, said he wanted
i to send them to the warden of the
I penitentiary as bearing on the case of
i horse-stealer Clark, and asked for an
official envelope to forward them in.
I The clerk gave him the envelope, and
after more compliments and thanks
' Next morning the warden of the
penitentiary received a full and free
pardon for George Isaacs, sentenced
for life for killing Sheriff McGhee. The
signature of the Governor and the
other State officials were genuine. The
Impress of the great seal was authen
tic.. The pardon was in correct form
ind of a regular pardon blank. There
was a neatly typewritten summary of
the reasons why Isaacs had been par
doned. Everything was so correct,
apparently, that Isaacs was called to
the warden's office, told of his good
fortune and set free.
The warden sent the usual acknowl
edgement of the receipt to the Gov
ernor. In due course the report of the
warden to the Governor was made. In
it the pardon of George Isaacs was
I mentioned. The Governor scratched
his head. He could not remember
I pardoning Isaacs. He called up the
Secretary of State. That oficial knew
nothing about it. Then he sent for
the warden. He came and brought
the pardon with him. In his hurry
Isaacs had left it behind. The docu
ment was apparently genuine in every
detail. The State offitcials examined it
with a microscope, but could find no
faws. They were dumbtounded.
"Why did you not send an acknowl
edgement of this?" demanded the Gov
"I did," replied the warden. "I sent
it on the next morning."
SThe olfficials of the State of Texas
sat around in blank amasement. Then
a clerk saw a discrepancy between
two lines of typewriting. A typewrlt
ing expert said two different machines
had been used. That made It clear
that the document was a forgery.
Large rewards were offered for
Dent and Jackson;. No clew was ob
tained. Finally, after a year of search,
a letter came from Phoenix, Aria..
from a woman who signed herself
Mrs. Gray, asking if Jackson would
be pardoned for his part in the pardon
forgery if Isaaca were surrendered
The Governor sent an evasive reply
and a detective. The detective called
on Mr. Gray. He made the astound
Ing discovery that Gray was Dent,
the former convict.
Dent discussed the pardon forgery
with the detective, said Dent was
working for him and asked what could
be done. The detective said he would
communicate with the Governor. Next
morning as he was on his-way to see
Gray, or Dent, he met that worthy on
the street, valise In hand. Dent was
arrested and brought back to Austia.
Then the story came out.
When Dent was In prison his be
havlor was admirable, and he was
made a "trusty." One day a pardoe
came for a prisoner named Walker.
Dent then had but a few more days
of his own term to serve. Walker wa
Iso. overjoyel at regaining his liberty
that he ran for the train and left his
pardon lying In his bunk. The warden
found the paper there and told Dent
to run after Walker and hband It to
him. Dent ran oat with the pardon
in his hand, but did not give it to
Walker. He kept it himself. When
he was released he made the visit to
Austin under the name of Jackseoa,
famlliarised himself with piunrt
forms, fixed over the Walker pardo,
changed the names and number and
sent it to the penftentiary in the ef
ficlal envelope the clerk gave him. Be
for e left the prIson he bribed the
convict who Ihadled the maR to do -
stry the acknowledgemeat he knrw
the warden would manil, sd that is
Show he and Iis friend Isaes had so I
bag a start New N Yorlk WosI
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B Red snow is frequetltly seen in the
Arctic and Alpine regions. Chemical
experiments have led to the concltslion
that the red color is due to the pres
ence of a vegetable substance
A resident of Vermont has a fish
I pond in his own house.. He has about
I two feet of water in his cellar, so it is
reported, and has placed some Ash In
it that he caught in the river, so that
he does not have to go out of his house
An historic mansion in Lincoln's Inn
Fields, London, is about to be pulled
down, It was, built in Charles II.'s
f leign for the Earl of Lindsay from de
Siigns by Itigo Jones. Charles Dick
D eni t6ok one of the rooms as the scene
r of thie assassination of Sir Leicester
Dedlock in "8leak House."
While digging for pier foundation
for a bridge over the Wansbeck, at
Sheepwash, Northumberland. Eng
land, the arch of a very old bridge was
discovered twelve below the bed of
the river. The old structure was
strongly built and intact. Nobody
knows when this bridge was built.
In Korea visiting cards measuring
afoot square are in vogue. The sav
ages of Dahomey announce their visits
to each other by sending in advance
a wooden board, or the branch of a
tree artistically carved. When the
tisit is paid, the "card" returns to the
possession of its owner, who probably
uses it for many years. The natives
of Sumatra use for a visiting card a
piece of wood about a foot long, decor
ated with a bunch of straw and a
Birds are made to take their own
pictures by the ingenious apparatus
of Mr. b. G. Pike, an English photo
grapher, A bait of fat is placed on
an electrical wire which Is so connect.
ed with a camera that, when the bait
Is removed, the camera shutter is re
leased, giving an instantaneous expos
ure of the sensitive plate. An excel
lent portrait of the song thrush is
among the interesting results that hard
been shown. The arrangement may
be used with other timid creatures,
and for getting plctures of nocturnal
animals the electrical wire can' be
made to ignite , little magnesium as
it releases the shutter, giving a strong
light at the Instant of exposure
Comfmrt of the steerage.
The prevaili, idea of the steerage
of an ocean steamer is a mass of un
comfortable people, men, women and
babes, packed in as closely as they can
stand, cooking their own food, sleeping
wherever they can find a place to He
down on the deck, and living like pigs
or other animals in a foul atmosphere.
That useq t be the case, but on the
big, mo4erwAtlantic liners the accom
modations in the steerage are much
more comfortable and cleanly and
healthful than the people who occupy
them are accustomed to at home.' Not
only legislation, but competition among
the different companies, has accom
plished great reforms in this direc
tion. The sanitary arrangements are
perfect. The methods of artificial ven
tilation, by which foul air is forced out
and pure air is forced in, keeps them
clean and sweet, and methods of con
struction have been adopted so that
this can be done with a minimum of
The bunks are made of iron piping,
the mattresses are of woven bands of
iron, which yield to the body like ottl
inary bedsprings; each passenger, in
stead of bringing his own bedding, as
was formerly the practice, is given a
suaicient number of clean blanfLts
and a pillow. There are bathrooms
and lavatory acommodatlons, which
are parified by well-known processes.
The sexes are separated; the men sleep
in one section and the women in an
other, and each sex has its own sep
iarate accommodations.-Chicago Bee
The every day life of a Basuto vil
lage is a very simple affair when com
pared with the life of a British vil
lage. Take, for instance, the food
supply. Porridge is made of mealies,
and thickened and flavored with sour
milk (mafi) or herbs, and it is seldom
that a Mosto-Basuto in the slingular
becomes Mosuto-comes to his meal
leavinrg his appetite behind him. An
other standard dish is locust porridge,
a plentiful supply being kept up by the
constant showers of locusts, which are
veritable godsends to the natives in
a country where food ia very scarce.
The Basuto collect tons and tons of
these Insects, and carefully store them,
Arst pulling of the heads and wings.
As occasion requires, they place qua
titles in large pots and boil them until
soft and pulpy, Savoring the porridge
with fat, and making it savory with
sailt The iocast to an unprejudiced
European is not unpalatable, closely
resembling the shrimp in taste, though
searcely so nice. Greatly as the Mo
ato appreciates stewed locuest, bhe liUhkes
still better the young green maise
stewed and served with melted butter,
and certainly not the most fastldlous
could desire a more delicious food.
whem wos *s Velunssew.
"Always obey orders but rever vol.
anteer," said Generaml ilthugh Lee
reeatly, "Is the rmle with arm oya
cers, and it is a good anm, as I Imow
to my cost, In my arly eswaer I
araly lost my ite by volnteerig to
round up a band of Inldias in the
Sonthwet when there was no oca,
san for my satlmo at all T o make
a lag story sheort we met the ladiams
in a strangly aentreached poetles, anad
had all we comld do to rot them et.,
In the midst of the aght, which was
eatrmely livey while it lsa d, a
arrow p-md chain through my body,
sftt was almat a fmiracle that t did
mt kil mles, As t wasu I aerl died
a the ragh ridse hk to amp, ad I
had to stay a thel epitl as L tse,
e thm I haxve fdos tuhat a tsai 1
M b m a hewgt Ir ve Wt
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State GMre nt of Lo1i1iait
Govrnor--W. W. Heard,
Secretary of State-John Michel.
Superintendent of Eduestion-Joha
Avditor-W. & Frasee. .
Treasurer-Ledoae E. Smith.
U. 8. SENATOBS.
Don Cafferey ad 8.D. McBaery.
1 Distriot-L. C. Davey.
2 Distriot-Adolph Meyer.
8 Distriot-R. F. Broussard.
4 District---P. Braseale.
5 Distriot--J. E. Ransdell.
6 Distriqt-8. M. Robinson.
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