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TIMELY TOPICS 3 In helping your fellowmen don't Waste kind words where kicks would fee of more benefit The Kaiser boasts six boys and one girl, while the Czar has four girls. Why not shuffle and draw even? gome people are so pious on Sunday that they seem to feel entitled to be a little tricky through the rest of the weak. Most men would be better and no bler if they could only have a chance to live up to the inscriptions on their tombstones. Columbia University having made Justice Peckhain, of the United States Supreme Court, an LL. D., nobody is likely to rise to complain that the honor la misplaced. More and more kerosene Is being in stated on as a cure for the mosquito nuisance. But Is It certain that as an alleged remedy these midget birds nay not make light of It? The French doctors who represent that the Infernal anatomy of man Is not arranged on correct proportions evidently believe that the creature may be greater than the Creator and can Improve on his work. New York's Central Park ostrich died from eating a grain of corn. He should have known enough to limit to stove lids and horseshoes. Any animal In captivity runs a risk by experimenting/ with his diet. Mrs. Carrie Rand-Herron has been Interviewed, and her chie* argument la that when a woman wants a man she has a right to get him by any method. Bhe may change her mind if some other woman decides she wants George. ^ A O-year-old boy took a 10,000 volt age current of electricity for rather more than a minute the other day. and exeept for a badly burned hand Is none the worse. A man undergoing the same experience would have been killed, of course. The Invulnerability of the small boy is a mystery that de serves more attention than it has re ceived from scientists. The Maoris, the aboriginal Inhabit ants of New Zealand, have actually In creased in number during the last de cade, and great wonderment Is ex pressed in European publications over the fact that a "subject race" should survive and grow. Here Is opportunity for somebody to suggest that the fate of such a race depends a good deal upon the natlcp to which It Is "subject." We have learned a whole lot more •bout rheumatism. Here Is an old faehloned Texas remedy, with a title guarantee attached: Find a yellow Jacket's nest, strip off your upper gar meats and attack it. Wasps are good, too. and some say that hornets aud tarantulas are better. This cure Is suggested by the "Cherokee Philoso pher," who adds that a bee sting Is as good for inoculation da vaccine virus •nd Is a preventive of rheumatism. A splendid South Is upon the horizon of the new century. The development of its magnificent capacities, conjoined with its typical courtesy and warm hospitality, assures us that the dream of dominion once entertained by the projectors of a Confederate empire shall yet be realized, only in a far truer and better sense. There have been deserts in Dixie, but the genial influences that affect its sunny soli, aided by the numerous providences of our great union, will cause them in the near future to rejoice and blossom as the rose. Working girls In cities, who have to •welter through the summer in one stnffy room, would be fortunate Indeed if rich women generally adopted a plan which a Boston woman Is preparing to put Into practice for the second time. She has a beautiful home, and when •be went to her country bouse last year she offered five girls the use of the city place, together with board and the services of her cook, for four dollars a week each. Imagine the delight with with they exchanged hall bedrooms and cheap restaurants for a large, airy house and a perfectly appointed table! "I think," said one of the girls at the end of the three months, "that this Is the very first summer In my whole life that I have fully enjoyed myself." girls who would have re If the widows of the country con tinue to make goo-goo eyes in the di rection of Mr. Depew h,is only recourse will be to wear blinders. It's one thing to present Albert Ed ward with a suit of antique mail, but quite a different thing to persuade the portly British king to "put It on." rented any kind of help that savored of "charity," but the gracious deed that, so carefully guarded their independ ence and their self-respect will be a happy, helpful memory all their lives long. I The young Czar Nicholas regards himself as overblessed with female offspring. Wishing for a male he.r, the Czarina has presented him witu four girls in something like rapid suc cession. The imperial Russian 1 ne has not always been confined to male descent. Catharine II. was one of tue greatest monarchs of Europe and un der her virile administration Russia advanced to the very front rank in greatness and power. She regarded her son, afterward Paul II., as an Imbecile, kept him in prison and left him without education. When he as cended the throne after her death, as an act of revenge for his wrongs against all the sex of his mother, lie decreed that the succession in the fu ture should remain in the male line only. The aplication of the Salic law to the Russian royal family has no other authority than Czar Paul's de cree on the subject. In Russia law is the mere expression of the Imperial will. A sort of parliamentary body exists which, with the Czar's board ol councilors, gives a ukase the form of law. If Czar Nicholas should have no male heir there does not seem to be qny reason why he should leave the crown to his unacceptable brothers or nephews. He can follow the examp!« of his predecessor and restore his daughters to eligibility for the throne. The difficulty now presented to him does not seem to be insurmountable. According to Census Bulletin 65 near ly half of the population of 'the United States In 1900 lived in incorporated towns. These places number 10,002 and contained 35,849,516 Inhabitant»—that Is to say, 47.1 per cent of the total, as against 26,079,828, or 41.4 In 1890. The figures for the census divisions, which are Interesting and instructive, are as follow«: Per cent Per cent of total of total popu popu laUon lotion Division. Population. 1900. 1890. N. Atlantic ..14,334,878 68.1 59.5 8. Atlantic. . 2,970,776 28.4 250 N. Central. ..13,367,653 50.8 44 2 8. Central.. . 3,066,696 21.8 19.0 Western .. .. 2,070,207 50.6 46.0 Hawaii ... .. 39,306 25.5 25.5 Total .. .85,846,516 47.1 41.4 It is a noteworthy fact that the drift to cities an<t incorporated places Is greatest In the North Atlantic division and least in South Central division. Excluding the District of Columbia from consideration New York has the largest percentage of Its population liv ing In Incorporated places—the percent age being 77.6, closely followed by New Jersey with a percentage of 76.2. Illi nois leads the Western States with a percentage of 66.5 living In towns, Ohio coming second with 57.1 per cent Al most exactly half of the population of Michigan, or 50.1 per cent, lives In In corporated places. Wisconsin has 46.9 per cent, Minnesota 49.1 and Iowa 43.6. St Louis succeeds In bringing the per centage of Missouri up to 46.2. Mis sissippi has the honor of having the Knallest percentage of Its population, or 14.7, "cribbed, coffined and confined" within corporate limits. New Mexico 1« a close second with 15.2 per cent. A further analysis of the figures shows that 19,757,618 of the population reside In the 161 cities of 25,060 or over. This Is 25.9 of the total population, against 22.2 per cent in 1890. The probability is that by 1910 one-half of the popula tion of the United States will be living In incorporated towns. A Remarkable Family. John Chandler, who resides In Alien County, Is the father of twenty-nine children, twenty-one of whom are liv ing and have families. These twenty one children have an average of five children to each family, thus making Mr. Chandler the grandfather of 105 persons. But this Is not the full extent of his offspring, for he has thirty-five greatgrandchildren, so It will be seen that Mr. Chandler stands pater fain!« lias of 162—an achievement rarely equaled. It Is certainly not paralleled When the fact is considered that the members of this large family are all living. Mr. Chandler Is a remarkable man In several other respects. Although 75 years of age and residing in the bills of Alien County, he reads current liter ature and keeps himself informed on the leading toples of the day. His eye sight is perfect, and be reads the finest print without the aid of glasses. He is an expert rifle shot, and spends a great deal of his time squirrel hunting. He cast His first ballot for a Presiden tial candidate in 1848 for Taylor, the Whig nominee, but for the past fifty years has voted the Democratic ticket. His wife, who Is three years older than he, la hale and hearty.—Bowling Green Times. Nutmeg*. A nutmeg tree of the largest size will produce no more than five pounds of nutmegs. Like cats, tom* voters are on the po litical fence ready to Jump «ithcr way. AUTOMOBILES FOR STREET CAR SERVICE. j JS. iwi cars without tracks, cable, trolley, or horses aud. most o( all, without franchises, soon will be running regularly on the streets of Chicago. The first one of the omnibus automobiles has started on its regular route between Jackson boulevard and Lincoln Park, it is the first automobile in Chicago to carry forty or more people. The passenger on the "Imperial" may take his choice between tWo deeks. No matter where he goes, the promoters of the, omnibus line declare, he will be provided with a seat. The omnibus is thirty feet long. It is equipped with four driving wheels with motor hubs, the tires being of solid rubber. b rom a beginning with one vehicle and one route the Company promises to ex tend its service to carry passengers on a number of routes into the heart of the city. From the moment every seat in an omnibus is taken the vehicle will be come an "express car," say the promoters, and will make no stop on the route until the first passenger reaches his destination. The cabs are to be lighted and heated by electricity and electric pnsh buttons are provided at every seat. The strength of the driving wheels is expected to enable each omnibus to carry a trailer. Each wheel is a driving unit, the two front wheels being steering wheel« as well. The storage battery system will be used and the vehicles will, be charged at the end of each run, which will not average more thaa four or five miles. Th« Hah Motor Transit Company is incorporated for $1,600.000. STORY-TELLING PROPENSITY. Gave a Dinner to Hin Friand* and Got Kv*n. "These Is a world of troth In the statement that we can never outlive our doings on this earth," remarked the story-teller to a New Orleans Ttmes Democrat man, "and this applies with double force to the man who makes a practice of telling stories. 1 travel a great deal, and necessarily see and hear a great many funny things. I always remember the funny side of what hap pens, and have the reputation of being able to return from a funeral with a joke. But there Is much discomfiture, after all, In the life of a story-teller. I frequently have men tell me my own stories. 'By the way, George,' said a friend of mine yesterday, T have a rich thing to tell you about something that happened to me out in Denver recent ly;' and he told me the story, and I laughed heartily over It The thing had happened to me In Kansas City. I was conversing with another friend an hour later, and he broke Into the con versation with the heartiest laugh I ever heard. 'That reminds me, George,' he said, 'of a thing that happened to me In St. Louis;' and he proceeded to tell me the story of the thing that had happened to my other friend In Den ver and to myself in Kansas City. I never gave the snap away, because I was getting something on the side all the while, but I was promising myself all the time to make a good, strong play for even. I was stopping at a hotel where all the men had registered, and I asked three men who had told me about a funny thing that had happened to them to take supper with me. I got them grouped around the table, and things went along smoothly enough for awhile, but no stories had been told. Finally I started the business. T want to tell yon gentlemen about a funny thing that happened to me,' I said, laughingly, but without looking at them, because I was really tickled over a very dry joke. As 1 proceeded I no ticed that my friends became unusually quiet, and when I bad laughed my way up to the climax of the story I glanced at them, and they had the dryest case of grins I ever saw. I had told them the Denver story, the same story they had told me; but after It was all over they appreciated the Joke and promised to give dne credit hereafter." COLLEGE GIRLS AS WIVES. M Th* Educated Woman I* the Bast Equipped o t Her Sex." It is now admitted, especially In America, that a woman Is as much en titled to education as a man; that thor ough school training may be of great benefit in the discharge of her every duty a* wife, mother and matron, and that It is unfair, as well as unjust, to a young woman to sefid her forth man acled by ignorance to take part in the strenuous life confronting every man and woman of to-day. The educated woman is the best equipped of her sex for wifehood, says the Cincinnati Com mercial Gazette. By education is meant not, of course, mere book learning, but that culture which Is physical, mental, ethical and IndustrlaL That girl Is right who states: "From my judgment, • college-bred, practical girl Is more fitted for a housekeeper or wife than girls that have been less for tunate. and yon men that expect so mach want to stop and look at things from an Intelligent standpoint We are all born with more or less knowledge of housekeeping; we ore born with that motive In view, jnst as mack as we are born girls; we are Impressed from ba - byhood almost that we are some time expected to have the same responsible ties that our mothers have. Now, 1 »say that the technicalities of law, medl cine, music, art In all its phases, help to perfect our understood allotment." The kind of man worthy a wife Is able to select from those who spent their time in college one who acquired the knowledge needed for use in all the walks of life. The true college-bred woman can give, when called upon, practical Illustrations of useful knowl edge. In some Instances—too many In deed—the knowledge of the college girl has, after her marriage, no cXU for ac tive exercises. She marries either an Inferior man or one who places her In a position without due freedom of ac tion. The woman in such case is to be ! pitied rather than blamed for lack of success In housekeeping. It Is not her lack of knowledge, but her surround ing that is at fault EDITORS WHO DON'T WORK. Jacob Bit«* Experience in Seeking a Place a* a Be porter. Things enough happened to take down my self esteem a good many pegs, says Jacob A. RUs in the Outlook My father had edited our local news paper and such little help as 1 had been of to him bad given me a taste for the business. Being of that mind, I went to the Courier office one morning, and asked for the editor. He was not in. Apparently nobody was. 1 wandered through ro6m after room, all empty, till at last I came to one In which sat a man with a paste pot and a pair of long shears. This must be the editor. He bad tbs Implements of hts trade. I l __________________________ _ told him my errand while he clipped ' •way. "What is It yon want?" he asked, when I had ceased speaking and wait ed for an answer. ' "Work," I said. "Work!" said he, waving me haught ily away with the shears. "We don't work here. This Is a newspaper of fice." I went, abased. I tried tbe Express next. This time 1 had the editor point ed out to me. He was just coming through the business office. At the door I stopped him and preferred my re quest. He looked me over, a lad fresh from the shipyard, with horny bands and a rough coat, and asked: "What are you?" "A carpenter," I said. The man turned upon bis heel with a loud, rasping laugh, and shut the door In my face. For a moment I stood there stunned. His ascending steps on the Stairs brought back my senses. 1 ran to the door and flung It open. "You laugh!" I shouted, shaking my fist at him, standing half way up the stairs. "You !augh now, but wait-" And then I got the grip of my temper and slammed the door In my turn. All tbe same, in that hour It was settled that I was to be a reporter. I knew it as 1 went out Into the street Prudence. "What made yon jump into the miast of tho fight?" inquired tbe friend. "Too had nothing to do with tbs fend those men were trying to settle." "That's perfectly true," answered Colonel StilwelL "Bat I had to take •Idea one way or the other. I couldn't w ^ ^ take chances on being an Innocent by- ! *• I Ständer."— Washington Star. I Wbsn a boy is not Invited ts a party J hew things are going. 'GENE FIELD'S DAUGHTER. 8b* Is Soon to Marry a Chicago Man Named En .-ter. Whea Eugene Field, the poet, dlea half a dozen years ago he left a daugb ter just budding into womanhood. She was a brunette, with large eyes, a clear complexion and a fine figure. "Trottie" was the pet name her father applied to her. Following her father's death the young lady, to help support the family, studied elocution and went on the plat* form to give readings from her father's works. Her intellectual gifts captlvat British Preacher Who Come* to Carry on Mooty'ji Work. îtev. Dr. G. Campbell Morgan, pf Lon don, who Is now in America to take the MAHV KltKXCH FIELD. ed tiefr audiences. One young man who heard her became enamored of her. They met and friendship became love. Soon they are to be married and Mary French Field will be Mrs. W. C. Eng 1er, of Chicago She is now 25. REV. G. CAMPBELL MORGAN. place of the late Dwight L. Moody, In the American field of evangelism, was until lately the pastor of the New Court Congrega tional Church, one of the most suc cessful churcbei In all the United Kingdom. D r . Morgan Is thirty •XT. D«. KOBO AX. eight years old. His father was a Baptist minister of Gloucestershire and his mother the daughter of a Baptist deacon. The sod thus came naturally into the ministry. He began to speak in religious meet ! lngs when he was thirteen years old. In all, be haa been preaching twenty five years. His first pastorate was in Hull, and he served In various pulpits until In 1893 he was called to Birming ham to take charge of the Westminster Congregational Church in that. city. Here be met Dwight L. Moody, who in duced him to pay a visit to tbe Moody schools at Nortbfield, Mass. Dr. Mor gan was deeply Impressed at that time with tbe work being done by Sie fa mous American and be never forgot tbe lesson be then learned. In 1896 be went to the New Court Church In Lon l don, where be has been very successful as pastor. He is very conservative In bis views of tbe Bible and Is more or thodox than otherwise Is his theology. Mr. and Mrs. Absalom Barnett, of Pern, Ind., are tbe possessors of a Ply month Rock hen, who has a record as ' •*» «XX producer. "Piggy" is now Just in U a A HfcN wiltl A atvORO. '/Jl t vn / oru lo 00 e K*" ,n a8 "any consecu t,ve diy *' a four-day lay-off she PKOOT AXD TOM THE FIGHTBB. past 1 year, with a record for this time of 196 eggs. From the period when she first began laying she ran the rec-1 ord up to 56 eggs in as many consecu- j continued the record up to 78 eggs, and , at no time In the period mentioned haa 1 more than five days elapsed without production. "Tom." tbe rooster, is a terror, and with fighting propensities far ont of tbe ordinary. He never hesi tates to attack man, woman or child, and is without doubt one of the homeli est, most ungainly and sorriest speci mens of bis kind on record. Boers Wreck«* Trois. London, Aug. 5.—A letter from a sol dier in 8outh Africa dated Transvaal colony, July 6, says the Boers wrecked a train near Naboomspruit, July 4. One hundred and fifty Boers attacked the train guard and 28 Gordon Highland era were killed, 18 wounded and 10 cap tured. dleoovered that the ! Rothschilds are the holders of the raise I In« MalraC Im. «L. I .. ... ... lng ticket for the prise of 100,00$ I franca In 1L Coquelln'a lottery in be half of the Dramatic Artists' easnijs I «t Porto. They have given the J money to the society. | WHY NEW Y ORK LE ADS TRADE. Her Seat* to tho Wat Haa the Lcut B**t*taoc* Agalaat Gravity. The completion of the Erie canal rev. olutlonlxed the trade of the inn, a states. Before Its opening phii. phia was the commercial inetropo.is nr the country, and nearly all tlie foreigu commerce, except that landing at Pos ton, passed over Its docks. A» that time, moreover, many if not most of the vessels.discharging at the ports or the United States returned in ballast With the completion of the canal there was an open door between the Hast and the West, and thereafter everv vessel discharging at New York Was certain of a return cargo. Under such circumstances is it strange that the foreign commerce should concentrate itself at tbe latter ^>ort? There was another Item, too; wheat, which was $1.50 a bushel at New York, brought Just one-third of that sum at Buffalo; the difference in price represented the cost of transportation. With the fcompletlon of the canal the latter was reduced to 40 cents and the farmer got the other 00. Is It surpris prising that with such tremendous gains New York should have become the Empire State? And yet it was all in the selection of the natural trade route—the line of least resistance—the minimum lift against gravity. And even to this day the same trade route is making history as rapidly as U did in the early decades of the cen tury. From Buffalo to New York City a magnificent railway system, with its six tracks, parallels the canal and the Hudson estuary. From Buffalo to tide water the millions of tons of freight are lifted In the aggregate about 500 feet; from Chicago along tbe shores of tbe two lakes It Is not far from l.ioo feet In the case of the trans-Appalachian roads the aggregate of upgrades varies from 3,000 to 5,000 feet. This is the entire lift against gravity. And that lift means hundreds of extra locomo tives and train crews. It means, more over, that In the first the cost of trans portation between the East and the West mnst be reckoned on the basis of the Mohawk gap route; and, what ever may be the economic history of the United States In the future, Its de velopment will be Inseparably connect ed with this great line of least resist ance. The Bachelor's Soliloquy. To wed or not to wed? That is the ques tion. Whether 'tls wiser in the mind to suffer The hash and tongh steak of the board ing-house. Or to make love to a maiden, and, mar rying her, End all my tribnlations. Eat ancient prunes No more; and In a minute to say we and The stomach-ache, and the thousand awful pains Boarders are heir to; 'tis a consumma tion Devoutly to be wished. To wed, to marry: To wed, perchance to scrap; aye, there's the rubI For in my nightly rest what curtain lec tures. When I have shuffled off this bachelor's coil There's the re Mast give me pause? •D*ct That makes calamity of married life; For who could bear each night her awful tirade. The kid'e shrill yells, the walking up and down With it; the blamed inevitable tack; The frequent visits of the mother-in law. Who makes the home to yon a very in ferno. When he himself might live in blissful seece As a bachelor? Who conld put up with this. To grunt and sweat under such dreadful torture«. But that the thought her popper might go off To the undiscovered countrjÿfrom whose bourne No traveler returns, resolves the mind. And makes him soon forget the ilia he'll hav* And enter in the sea of matrimony? Thus conscience must be deadened, laid aside. And thus the native line of resolution j la smothered o'er with a gay cast of thought. , And e " t « r P ri »* <* xreat profit and mo tbeir currents flow 1 , With this regard. dead sure, And gain for us the dough. Soft you ttowl The dinner belli God grant there may not be Too many flies in the soup. —St. Louis Star. Lemons fbr the Toilet. Few women nowadays bat know the value of lemons and tbe fruit is so cheap that the toilet table should not Nylstroom,---,--— ------ be without this "little yellow doctor, as some call it Lemon jnlce Is wblten log either for the hands, neck or face, A piece of lemon rubbed on the teeth removes discoloration, but the teeth most ba brushed afterward or the add will Injure them. A piece of lemon tte^art vratir torefroahlng ns«»«™ «„rtm* th* wetrr IM linWm MKlCK «** W«**" OoaaMeratao i Us Soldiers I Tbs government la very «•■* rtdareto of Ura eomfort of m>UU»n. | Every pkhet to supplied with n chair.