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
Most men would be better and no
bler if they could only have a chance
to live up to the inscriptions on their
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
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
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
Per cent Per cent
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
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
A nutmeg tree of the largest size will
produce no more than five pounds of
Like cats, tom* voters are on the po
litical fence ready to Jump «ithcr way.
AUTOMOBILES FOR STREET CAR SERVICE.
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.
Gave a Dinner to Hin Friand* and
"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
told him my errand while he clipped '
"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
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
"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- !
Ständer."— Washington Star.
Wbsn a boy is not Invited ts a party
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
tional Church, one
of the most suc
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
A HfcN wiltl A atvORO.
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
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
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
The Bachelor's Soliloquy.
To wed or not to wed? That is the ques
Whether 'tls wiser in the mind to suffer
The hash and tongh steak of the board
Or to make love to a maiden, and, mar
End all my tribnlations. Eat ancient
No more; and In a minute to say we
The stomach-ache, and the thousand
Boarders are heir to; 'tis a consumma
Devoutly to be wished. To wed, to
To wed, perchance to scrap; aye, there's
For in my nightly rest what curtain lec
When I have shuffled off this bachelor's
There's the re
Mast give me pause?
That makes calamity of married life;
For who could bear each night her awful
The kid'e shrill yells, the walking up
With it; the blamed inevitable tack;
The frequent visits of the mother-in
Who makes the home to yon a very in
When he himself might live in blissful
As a bachelor? Who conld put up with
To grunt and sweat under such dreadful
But that the thought her popper might
To the undiscovered countrjÿfrom whose
No traveler returns, resolves the mind.
And makes him soon forget the ilia he'll
And enter in the sea of matrimony?
Thus conscience must be deadened, laid
And thus the native line of resolution
j la smothered o'er with a gay cast of
, And e " t « r P ri »* <* xreat profit and mo
tbeir currents flow
With this regard.
And gain for us the dough. Soft you
The dinner belli God grant there may
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
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«**"
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I Tbs government la very «•■*
rtdareto of Ura eomfort of m>UU»n.
| Every pkhet to supplied with n chair.
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