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THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn.
"Washington, April 11.— For Minnesota.
Dakota, lowa and Nebraska: Fair, except
light rain in Dakota; stationary temperature;
sasterly winds.
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Huron 29-44 5o {Minnedosa 29.78 52
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Bismarck. 29.84 60 <_'Appelle. 129.64 54
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the weekly report.
United States Signal Office. St. Paul,
_pril 14, ISB'».— For he week ending yester
lay only an occasional light shower of rain
-vas reported to have fallen over that portion
>f this state mainly comprising the water
sheds of the Minnesota and upper Missis
sippi rivers. The average was only .5 inch,
>f course too Email to increase the stage of
rater in these streams.
* P. F. Lyons. Sergeant Signal Corps.
The rivers are remarkably low* and
'here is no danger of spring freshets
this season.
The railroads have arranged to run
ifteeo extra trains toward Oklahoma
»n the 21st. There will be a big picnic
Stanley and his people make their
ours in Africa mostly on foot. A good
Daily people in the Twin Cities are
row qualifying themselves for ex
The consulate to Birmingham is one
>f the choice things that 230 Republi
cans have put in their claims for. .Some
529 of them will think a blunder has
.ecu made.
The Democrats could not elect one of
;hcir own men United States senator in
Rhode Island, but were able to dictate
-vhich Republican should be selected,
md secured the best man.
The Ohio man is said to have discov
ered that it was better to remain in
private life than accept an office. Like
nany others, be reached this conclusion
liter a weary period in Washington.
There is good sense in the agreement
if England, the United Slates and Ger
many to each keep but one war vessel
it Samoa, but it would be more sensible
.till if they would all cut off the one.
Ihe elements are the chief peril there.
A good deal is said about majority
rule, but in Rhode Island the minority
.leirare to be elected stale officers, and
3novEE Cleveland had 98,000 more
rotes than Bex Habbison last Novem
ber, Majorities don't always rule.
m -
The millionaire may ride in his
golden chariot here, but will there be
*yen a street car for him on the other
side of Jordan? was the conundrum the
street preacher was propounding to his
.carers near the Market house yester
day. Q
Gen. Booth indulges the hope that
the Prince of Wales will yet join the
•Salvation Army. It is not known that
ie has special fitness for active duty,
il though his tastes have been supposed
to lead him where females are musical
md vivacious.

Ax English jurist noted for his im
partiality, in a recent trial where the
nan wanted to blame his wife for order
tig the goods, blurted out: "I've often
felt that Adam— l mean— that is— well!
I've always wished to hear Eve's ac
•otint of that transaction."
Delaware is to try the high license
system. Since it has the rare novelty
there of a Republican legislature, it
wants to try the new wrinkles. It is
the ninth state to adopt the plan within
a few years, and it is perhaps the most
Effective barrier to prohibition yet de
In view of the recent emphatic Dem
.cratic majorities in the Montana towns
:hat voted the other way last Novem
ber, it is : suspected that the Democrats
ivere working a little game to get into
the state omnibus with the Dakotas.
i'he outlook is that they will send Dem
ocrats to the senate.
-aa*- ■
A large majority of the local papers
In this state seem to be opposed to the
lueat inspection bill passed by the legis
lature, some of them very bitterly de
nouncing it and imputing unworthy
motives to its supporters. It has been
urged on the theory that it was specially
in the interest of the farmers of the
Tiiei'E ie aggravating slowness in
New York in testing the new method of
extirpating criminals by legal electric
ity. Arizona recently enacted that
tram robbers should sample what is
called "Hempenloop's cure for throat
troubles." and already four desperadoes
have been selected for the ordeal. The
West is not slow.
One of the leading members of a
former Chinese embassy at Washington
is now high in the councils of Ins gov
ernment at Shanghai, and is urging
'•the expulsion of every American in
the service of China, as a reprisal for the
exclusion of Chinamen from America."
Of course this would be a loss to that
government, as well as a serious matter
lor a good many Americans, but the
logical grounds of complaint would be
rather scattering.
. _ —
The silver producers are getting out
of humor with Secretary Wixdom, be
cause he won't buy all their produc
tion. He takes only about half, and
they do not find sufficient demand for
the rest. The law requires him jto take. i
13.000,000 a month, and leaves" it op
tional to take as much more or not. j
The silver men threaten to have a law j
compelling him to buy more. As well j
might the secretary of agriculture buy
all the products of the farmers.
«_» — j
Henry CtEOBG b has been observing i
things in England .'and concludes that j
women suffrage is likely to be an accom- j
•dished fact there in two or three years.
There are several bills on the subject
before parliament, one of which : wipes
out all distinction of sex in the ballot.
The county council of London and also
the aldermen, have recently had several
females elected to them. It would be
queer if conservative and monarchial
England should get ahead of this coun
try in the sweep toward universal suff
rage. '._'"• ""'
The scenes in the state senate last
Saturday were not very well calculated
to inspire the public with a feeling of
respect and admiration for the body
which is popularly supposed to be the
embodiment of legislative dignity. "A
little nonsense now and then is good for
the best of men;" but in this instance
the humorous play was given too great
a swing. While everything that was
done was done good naturedly, still it
did. not impress outsiders with being
the kind of conduct suitable to a legis
lative body. In the first place, the filli
bustering commenced over a bill that
did not merit the time or attention that
was bestowed upon it. It was a measure
that had been fought over, and one that
had provoked so much criticism and
censure, the natural supposition would
have been that the members would
have been glad to have washed their
hands ot it for all time to come. But it is
not our purpose to discuss the bill in
this connection. We are simply re
minding the members of the legislature
that they are not expected to indulge in
such ridiculous performances at public
expense as was witnessed last Saturday.
The sensible thing to have done would
have been for the supporters and oppo
nents of the measure to have agreed
upon a day for its consideration, and
that would have served as notice for all
the members to be in place. In fact
this is the proper way to do with all
measures of special importance, for it is
not right to force any bill of conse
quence through when there is a small
attendance. A law that is enacted by a
trick never merits respect. •
We have not indulged in these re
marks in a scolding vein, for we recog
nize that it is not our province to estab
lish a code of legislative etiquette. But
we do insist that the people of the state
of Minnesota have some rights which
deserve recognition at the hands of their
law makers, and one of them is that the
peace and dignity of the commonwealth
shall be maintained as strictly inside of
the legislative halls as outside.
A French scientist of high note is re
ported to have died the past week at
the age of 103 years. He possessed his
faculties and physical powers in a good
degree to his latest years. It is notable
that longevity is more common among
those whose minds are occupied with
elevating and expanding ideas, without
the friction ar.d strain of excessive ac
tivity. In the sacred college the aver
age age of the members is about eighty,
and none of the cardinals give signs of
mental weakness. The statistics do not
show that Italy is a specially healthful
land as compared with other portions of
Europe. The pecentage of Italians over
sixty is given as 7, with added fractions
iii Germany and England, and France
comes up to 12. Possible the volatile
Gaelic nature is conducive to long life.
This may not be quite respectful, how
ever, to the English clergy, who are at
the head of the classes the life insurance
companies like for risks. It is a sin
gular fact, as stated, that the clergy of
the church of England average much
greater longevity than the Catholic
clergy. While ten of the former die
fifteen of the latter pass away. Per
haps, an argument in favor of matri
mony may come in here. In this coun
try the greater intensity of life reduces
the average, but the insurance people
report a material and steady gain. They
have figured out the chances of life very
closely. They find that 'the average
man at sixty has a little less than four
teen years before him, and the woman a
little more. At eighty the woman has
an increased prospect. These insurers
have a good deal of interest in the hab
its of the insured, and it is a wonder
that they do not inculcate upon them
the practice of the requisites for lon
gevity. They find, for instance, that at
the age of fifty the expectation of life
for the temperate man is as seven to
three to that of the intemperate. With
those over seventy the chances in favor
of the rich over the poor are about four
to one, and they prefer risks on the
A week from to-morrow the Okla
homa lands will be open to settle
ment, and what a wild rush and dis
graceful scramble there will be. There
are 10.000 homesteads in the territory
and there are now over 100,000 boomers
encircling the territory, ready to rush
across the border on the morning of the
day fixed by the president's proclama
tion. They are all adventurers, most
of them of a reckless disposition, and
some of them notorious desperadoes, so
it is easy to imagine what a scene will
be presented in fair Oklahoma land
next Monday. The presence of the
small body of Federal troops that will
be on hand will hardly be sufficient to
restrain the dare-devil spirit of these
boomers. And then what is to become
of the 90,000 who will not find home
steads? There is a fertile strip of Cher
okee laud that they ill have to pass
over .in getting into the Oklahoma
country, and the chances are that they
will squat on that and defy. the govern
ment to remove them. So far as the
Habbison administration has outlined
our Indian policy, it is to be the reverse
of the one adopted by the Cleveland
administration, and the probabilities
are that the Cherokee lands will be
turned over to the boomers. :
A Minnesota gentleman who does a
considerable business in the live stock
trade, and who has frequent occasion to
be at the Chicago cattle yards, says that
cattle inspection- there is a farce. In
one day there he had seen three men
inspect 27,000 cattle; and the way they
did it was to ride around the cattle
yards on horseback and look at the cat
tle o\ er a seven-foot fence. ' * ;_Y_Y : ;
It is to be hoped that such an inferior
system of inspection will not be toler
ated in this state, because unless the in
spection is honest and thorough the new
law will be worse than 7* a failure. It
will have to be. honestly enforced or
public sentiment will soon force its re
'-** - — VvM V;
The legislative session Is drawing
rapidly to a close. There are only a
tew* more working days, and yet the
work of tho important business of the
j session is yet In an imfi-nislied condi
tion. This is the week when the
i "woodchuck'" operators will endeavor
! to get in their work; They have been
; lying quiet all the time, waiting ami
watching for the opportunities that this
week will afford. Of course there is to
be a rush all the week. ■ Each member
will be strained to a high nervous ten
sion in an effort to progress the particu
lar bill or bills in which he has a "peculiar
Interest, and will thus have his time so
occupied as to. be unmindful of other
matters. The ■-?' woodchuck". operators
know this, and with those little arts in
which they are so thoroughly practiced,
will seek to push their schemes through
without detection. Every person who
has had legislative experience can beat
testimony to this fact, and we now refer
to it simply to call the attention of the
legislators to the necessity for a critical
inspection of every measure that comes
up for final action during the week.
Some enterprising paper has inter
viewed a great number of Democrats of
the two houses of . congress, who were
enjoying seeing the procession crowd
ing up for their soup, as to whether the
possession of the patronage is an ad
vantage to a party. There was a re
markable unanimity of opinion in favor
of the negative. One or two we're able
to suggest rare contingencies in which
it helped out, but the experience and
observation of all was, that a party was
better off without the offices. This was
philosophical from their present rela
tion to the official - pasturage, but it is
good philosophy in the run of things.
There is no office worth anything that
has not a good many applicants, and
the disappointed will vastly outnumber
the rewarded. The insiders have little
incentive to special activity as they ex
pect to go out at the end of their terms,
and the others will be more or less dis
affected. This is a good view for Dem
ocrats, particularly now.
The St." Louis . Globe-Democrat is the
home organ of Secretary Noble, and
it perhaps gives a hint of a coming pol
icy in its vigorous advocacy of the early
opening of the entire Indian territory
to frhite settlement, without much
other regard to the claims of the Indi
ans than to pay them some moderate
sum, to be fixed by the government.
The tawny aborigines are not to be re
garded in any tribal relations fit parties
for treaty obligations, but as vagabonds
and obstructionists in the path of civil
ization. Lands are condemned and
taken for public improvements, and the
idea seems to be to adopt somewhat
similar methods with the Indians. If
they want to live they must hustle like
white folks and keep out of the way.
Should this be the policy with the In
dian territory.it would.of course, be ap
plied to all the Indian reservations as
fast as white settlement comes up to
A good deal of sport has been made
of the scheme in the Kansas legislature
to bore four deep holes in different
parts of the state. There was some reason
in it if there are proba bilities of strik
ing natural gas, coal or other valuable
substance. Less rational uses are made
of a good deal of public money in this
state than in experimental deep borings
m the geologically diverse parts of the
state. Individuals have been risking a
good deal of money in tests for natural
gas in Freeborn county and at Still
water. They will do good service if
they fully determine the question of
such deposit in those sections. If there
is anything of value laid away by nature
within reachable distance of the sur
face,, it will not subserve its mission
unless expensive chances are taken.
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Chicago is one of the favorite fields for
Mr. Moody in his evangelistic labors.' Asa
compendium of all that is antagonistic to the
good and St. Paul-like, saintly heroism can
earn higher plaudits for courage there
than in other fields. It is a good place for
experiments, as failures could not depreciate
the moral status. Mr. Moody is operating
there at present, testing one of his long-cher
ished theories, ne has gathered several hun
dred assistants, mostly from other places,
and every morning they come to him, and a
sort of religious institute is held. He in
structs them how to operate to reach the
common people— very common, perhaps.
They then go out like some of the commis
sioned of apostolic times, into the by-ways
and hedges of the city, and try to work out
the lessons given them. A sort of Salvation
Army without the flare and hurdy-gurdies,
The idea is to fill up the gap Moody says has
come between the clergy and the common
_ * *
STEPnE<** GiKAiiD did not display the
wonted courtesy of philanthropicmbvements
to the cloth in his great educational bequest,
but his college meets an exigency that gives
it a specially useful field. It is giving in
dustrial training free to nearly 1,400 boys,
with hundreds of others waiting for vacan
cies. The discipline received at this institu
tion is such that its diploma is almost a guar
antee of good situations. A local paper says
that although the labor market is always
full, and even crowded, the past two years
not one Girard boy in a hundred has missed
a place. This affords the best evidence of
the need of training schools in the industries
for boys, j The situation is not at ail peculiar
in the Quaker City. ' The young man who
'comes up to the years of self-assertion
equipped with adeptness and skill in some
line of industry will secure the better oppor
tunities of life.
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The Eastern papers of late have had a
good deal to say about a young man in one
of the territories further west who secured a
beautiful young woman from Philadelphia
for a wife by means of a personal sent to a
city paper. There was nothing very unusual
in the case. The correspondence once com
menced, the natural stages of exchange of
photographs, proposal, and engagement
were passed. The young lady came West,
passed through St. Paul, and the advertiser
met her at the depot of her destination, and
escorted her to the minister, where they were
married, with something of an ovation by
the people. It is probable that marriage was
a success in this case, as there is no intima
tion of a divorce being needed. There are
people who have drawn large prizes in lot
teries. This sort of way of getting a husband
is a lottery with rare prizes. It is dangerous
for young ladies to answer such advertise
ments, even as a freak. It is very liable to
lead them into trouble, if not disgrace aud
For those who are not successful in efforts
to gather in the good things of life as they
see others do in apparently no more favor
able circumstances, there may be satisfaction
in noting that riches do not always go with
intellectual force and ability to enjoy. The
reports of the trial recently in the Stewart
will case are suggestive. It was shown that
the widow of the millionaire had not a con
ception aoove her dresses— iv fact, was
pretty near an ignoramus. She was iv
France one Fourth of July and wondered
why the day was not celebrated with fire
crackers and oratorical pop. just as in this
country*. A. T. Stewart maae money and
built up a vast business, but beyond that was
not a -success. He was unable to shape his
intended benefaction to workingwomen so
as to carry out Ins intention. His house is
wrecked, his vast estate the prey of devour
ing attorneys, and if any man knows where
his bones are he does not tell. Money is a
good thing, but it is not all or the best of life.
-fee election in the parliamentary district
made vacant by the death of John Bright is
to he held to-morrow. It involves the ques
tion of dominant interest in English politics
to a considerable extent, but the name of
Bright Mill affect many of the voters, as a
son of the great statesman stands for the
Unionists and Tories. A gentleman who
witnessed the recent voting in Kensington.
one of the London districts, refutes the prev
alent impression that English elections are
more orderly and quiet than those iv this
country. Among the incidents there was a
-.rood deal of stone throwing, even at ladies
who visited the polls in their carriages, and
a rudeness exhibited that would hot be tol
erated in any American cities. Each .of the
■ontestiug parties brought iv their voters in
. atriages, and placards were posted about in
citing voters to party duty. The women seem
to take as much interest as in this country,
and are often the most effective workers.
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The Chinaman Van Phon Lee, who writes
in the North American Review in defense of
his countrymen, makes a very fair showing.
His points are not easy to meet on the line of
impartial observation. He says that his coun
trymen would be pleased to become citizens
if allowed— they don't get drunk, do very lit
tle stealing, put up with insult and oppres
sion, as American Christians would not. and
would he glad to get better- wages if they
could. He makes an ingenious point in this
connection, in speaking of the machines that
displace labor and live on nothing, which is
a little less than the Chinese can worry along
on. The machines do the work of millions
of men, and no fault is found. But there are'
strong objections to the Chinese in their so-"'
cial life and characteristics. Their civiliza
tion is as antagonistic to that of America as
their country is iii geographical location.
This is St. Paul's first experience in strikes.
That is something no other city of equal size
and business can say. It is remarkable, too,'
what little excitemeut prevails. Beyond an
occasional grumble from some unfortunate
person who lives a long ways out, aud re
mote from the cable line, the people of the
city are going about their business as if
nothing had ever happened. I have been in
a number of other cities during a strike, and
I never failed, to see crowds congregate on
the street corners to discuss the situation.
But there is nothing of that kind here. Men
pass or repass on the street without an allu
sion to the strike; ladies are around shopping
as usual; business of every kind, except
street railway transportation, is moving
on smoothly; and actually, a stranger visit
ing the city would find no evidence of a dis
turbance of any kind. To my mind the
scene speaks volumes for the conservative
spirit of our population.
1 IF!
At the late annual session of the American
Florists' association the subject of selecting a
national flower was discussed, and quite a
diversity of opinion developed respecting
the flowers-most tyoical of America. A ma
jority expressed a preference for the apple
blossom because of its fragrance, but its
ephemeral quality was urged as an objection.
The daisy, which is indigenous ln almost
every soil, stood next in popularity. The
golden rod was suggested, because of late
years it has been greatly admired by the lit
erati. The pansy, Mrs. Cleveland's favor
ite flower, had its advocates, while a lew
favored the sweet violet. It is time that we
were naming our national flower, for
amongst nearly all civilized nations flowers
have a representative value, and the influ
ence they have had upon civilization is in
calculable. The shamrock of Ireland, the
lily of France, the thistle of Scotland and
the rose of England have all played impor
tant parts in the world's history. If the se
lection of our national flower were left to me
I would choose the clover bi ossom, because
it is everywhere, there is nothing sweeter,
and it is symbolical of thrift and good luck.
The poverty of the American stage is ex
emplified in the fact that there is no one who
can play "King Lear." and yet there is not a
more '•catchy" character iv all of Shake
speare's creations. If people can be drawn to
theaters through announcement of tragic
plays, "Lear" would draw them. It is a pict
ure of a storm-tossed life that appeals to the
sympathy of the thousands of storm-tossed
lives about us. And yet mere is no living
actor who has confidence in his ability to
give a correct portrayal of the character. Not
even Edwin Booth in the days before he be
came Barrettized could essay the role. As a
Hamlet, an lago, or a Richelieu, Booth has
no competitor. We have a Keene in "Rich
ard," a Warde in "Damon,"' a James in
"Virginius," a Downing in "Spartacus," but
the great American tragedian is yet to come
■who can taKe up the mantle of the eldef
Booth and give the stage another Lear.
* .*
An evidence that Shakespeareau plays,
when well acted are good drawing cards, is
given by Mile. Rhea's success as Bea
trice in '-Much Ado About Nothing." Rhea's
tour through the New England states during
the winter was one of the greatest success'©*?
known in that section in modern times, anl
she is now creating an equal furor in the
South. •• At present she is playing iin New
Orleans. f -, _ g f^l
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Roland Reed has salted down $30,000 this
year as the profits of his season's work. Mr.
Reed is a comparatively young man, but he
is getting along nicely in the world. He has
an elegant home in Philadelphia, where his
aged parents reside. His father is now eighty
two years old, but a more chipper old man
is nowhere to be found. Roland takes good
care of his parents, and at the same time
takes good care of his money. He never was
a spendthrift, and if he lives to be fifty years
old will probably be the richest actor in
The Globe, ever enterprising, has
resuscitated Pete Barrett, lately exe
cuted in Minneapolis. The GLOBE will
yet have the shades of Grant or Lincoln
rejuvenated and among us. What
next.— St. Peter Herald.
The St. Paul Globe killed space with
a long account of the "resurection" of
Pete Barrett, the stealing of the body,
the resusciatioo, the escape from town
disguised as a woman, etc. It is quite
a well gotten up fake, but can't take a
prize Alexandria Post.
The St. Paul Globe is one of the na
tional organs of the day. It is broad in
scope aud very energetic in its treat
ment of the news of 'the day. The
rapid growth of its circulation is an
evidence of the fact that the people
like its style.— Crystal Mirror.
The fact the reporter was oiled does
not prevent the Globe from publishing
the opinion of the state press regarding
the actions of the legislature in" doling
out the people's money. The Globe is
like the man who took a pass and then
introduced an anti-railroad law. Noth
ing like independence.— Red Lake Falls
The St. Paul Globe is a live news
paper in the fullest extent of the word.
Its facilities for obtaining news are the
best known to modern journalism. Its
articles are always fresh, newsy and
to the point: its editorials are able and
fearless, in fact every department is
complete, making it one of the best of
newspapers.— Mapleton Enterprise.
It is now reported that Pete Barrett's
ghost is hovering around his old haunts
in Minneapolis. The quality ot the
whisky drank in that neighborhood is
growing poorer each year, until now a
very little of it will make a man see
ghosts and cyclones and murders with
out limit. A Globe reporter recently
took some of it and he saw over two col
umns of Barrett chestnuts out by the
cemetery where Tolleffson was killed.
We don't see how the people can Bar
rett much longer.— Lake Crystal Mirror.
Our representative at the legislature
recently sent one of his constituents
several copies of the Daily* Globe.
The latter was heard to remark that he
had rattier have a paper of cabbage seed
than a dai ly paper. * A bystander im
mediately wrote our solon to send more
cabbage seed and less dailies into this
county. It is needless to say that the
dissatisfied citizen received the coveted
cabbage seed by return mail. Can it be
that our county is becoming such .-a
slave tosauer kraut that in politics the
cabbage head is a greater power than
the newspaper.'— Sentinel. ;>o„
-r* fs-Z*s JJ '
And now the members of the house
are charging each other with being cor
ruptly influenced on the meat inspec
tion bill. Why don't the accused mem
bers call for -an investigation?— Sauk
Rapids Free Press.
Poor old Jared Benson is bavins a
hard time of it in the house this session.
The rest of the members, especially the
young bloods, are entirely too fast for
his company.— Sibley Independent.
Some man in Northern- Wisconsin
has started a bear garden, which the
Pi-Press facetiously hails as a new in
dustry. The Minnesota legislature can
discount it in size and profit any time a
senatorial or land, grant fight is on.—
Caledonia Argus. 7.. ; *
Strange, isn't it, - that in the would
have-vou-believe Siamese metropolis of
the Northwest "shrinkage in receipts"
should be a product that blooms ..in the
spring? Here in Duluth capital awaits
anxiously the privilege of building
Indies of ; tracks that . a growing and
fatigued population loudly demand.—
jDuluth News.
7 The one objection to the bill which
: ought to influence the governor to veto
j it is that it creates a monopoly of a sta
ple article of food, and is therefore di
rectly opposed to public policy. There
■is no allegation that the dressed beef
j sent into the state by the Chicogo, Kan
• sas City, Omaha and Sioux City con
cerns is not good beef.— Duluth Herald.
* -'Armed with the proper ■• certificate,
Mr. Farmer might kill the dirtiest and
! most disreputable old hog on the farm
and peddle its meat from door to door,
, charging each customer the cost of in
: spection. Why such a law, except, per
haps, for cities of 5,000 inhabitants or
over? All the talk about the farmers
demanding an inspection law is pure
gammon, begotten by Cole's fertile
brain.— Waseca Herald.
: As usual, it is the laborer that must
suffer instead of the millionaire. Profits
must not decline. The earnings of
capital are more important, thinks Mr.
Lowry, than the earnings of flesh and
blood. Doubtless the men would bet
ter stick to their jobs even at the re
duced rates of pay, for thousands of
men out of employment stand ready to
take their places. But what a ciying
injustice it is that poverty must always
yield to pelf.— Winona Herald.
The Lance suggests that the men ac
cept the reduction with the full under
standing and agreement with the offi
cials of the company that no more
watered stock be put on the market
and that at the end of each year here
after all employes shall get a prorata
portion of the net earnings of the com
pany. Every man then would be inter
ested in saving and working to make
the company show a profit. — Free Lance.
First jury 970.
Pins made 1450.
Needles used 1545.
First cast iron 1544.
Matches made 1829.
Surnames used 1162.
. First newspaper 1494.
Coal used as fuel 1834.
Lead pencils used 1594.
Window glass used 094.
First gold coin B. C. 206.
Tobacco introduced 1583.
First steam railroad 1830.
First postage stamps 1840.
Kerosene introduced 1820.
First illuminating gas 1792.
Electric light invented 1874.
Iron tound in America 1815.
First insurance, marine, 533.
First wheeled carriage 1559.
First American express 1821.
Musical notes introduced 1338.
Latin ceased to be spoken 580.
Bible translated into Saxon 637.
Gunpowder used by Chinese 80.
Bible translated into Gothic 872.
Photographs first produced 1802.
Old Testament finished B. C. 430.
Emancipation proclamation 1863. ';-:'
Paper made by Chinese B. C. 220.
Bible translated into English 1534.
"Ohampion Shot-Putters"— Caunon.
"Short-Distance Runuers"— Fat men.
"A Clean Score'"— 2o.
"Great Record-Makers"— Court ste
"Boss Hammer-Throwers "—Black
"On the Cinder Ashmen.
T. "The First Lap"— Adam's.
;; "The Last Lap"— The shoemaker's.
"In the Heavy-Weight Class"— Pigs
of lead.
"In the Light-Weight Class"—
"Bantam Weights"— Most self-con
ceited men.
■•: "Straight from the Shoulder"— Collar
bones. - Y-. .
"A Paper Chase"— The race for green
"Waiting for the Word"— A impor
tunate suitor. r i. ..._•• .- ' „ .YY
-«ss»- .
li - .
:; People may be said to murder a queen
when they cut up a— Dido,
We grow bold in our enterprises when
We have some oue to— Bacchus.
: Getting a rooster ready for the pot-
Picking a crocus.
Marine vegetation— Cecrops.
Small fry to nurse in the morning—
Countryman to stranger who took the
stage — Eurydice.
"Is this your brother, sonny?" "Yes,"
answered illiterate small boy— Hebe."
Sad refrain of the man in debt— lo.
Gentlemen of big stature—
A blind woman's dog is tied by a
string to— Leda.
Old ocean's favorite Neptune.
The god of shepherds while taking
his bath is a dripping—
"Five Little Peppers and How They
Grew." By Margaret Sidney. Quarto,
illuminated board covers, 25 cents. Bos
ton: D. Lothrop company. Child life
is so rarely appreciated at its true worth
by the hosts of writers who dabble in
juvenile literature, so called, that no
story doing full justice to the tempera
ment of childhood is in danger of being
soon displaced by new issues from
the press. It is several years now
since Margaret Sidney wrote "Five
Little Peppers and How They
Grew." During these years the story
has lost not a whit of its original bright
ness and freshness. Its continuous
popularity has unquestionably earned
for it the right to an honored place on
the small and not overloaded shelf of
child classics. Its success has been
phenomenal from the very first: edition
after edition has been exhausted, and
still the reading public are not satisfied.
The publishers, resolved to meet this
persistent demand if possible, have
brought out a new illustrated quarto
edition of 100.000 copies, bound in richly
illuminated board covers and sold at a
low price. After the printing of this
monster edition the plates will be de
Clarence Stuart Ward, whose "Wit,
Wisdom and Beauties of Shakespeare"
the literary world well remembers, is
writing a novel entitled "The Reproof 7
of Chance."
- Henry Cabot Lodge has finished his
work on Geoige Washington for the se
ries of American Statesmen, and it will
be published in two volumes before the
centennial celebration of the inaugura
tion of Washington as president.
"'. The "Correspondence of John Lothrop
Motley" recalls to public attention what
the London Athemeum pronounces "the
admirable memoir of Motley writen by
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes."
I 1 Prof. Arthur Sherburne Hardy's
novel "Passe Rose," which has excited
unusual interest while appearing seri
ally in" the Atlantic ''Monthly, will be
published the 23d of this month.
"A White Umbrella in Mexico," F.
Hopkinson Smith's new book of travel,
wiil be issued immediately by Hough
ton, Mifflin & Co. Mr. Smith is equally
skillful with pen. and pencil, and his
book will contain many illustrations.
Z The Atlantic Monthly for April will
contain Dr. Holmes' admirable poem
written for the seventieth birthday of
James Russell Lowell.
f, Houghton, Mifflin & Co. have just
issued a new life-size portrait of Dr.
Holmes, which is even better than the
earlier one.
"John Ward, Preacher," has received
1 the honor of being "pirated" in London.
The authorized English edition is pub
! lished by. Messrs. Longmans & Co.
A Southern gentleman, writing to
John Fiske after reading his book just
published on "The Critical Period of
American History," remarks: "Such
histories as this will vastly help to carry
forward the great work of pacification.
What we want is a true national unity
resting upon an intelligent appreciation
of the privileges and responsibilities of
the American people. Your work, by
bringing so clearly and forcibly to mind
the part our Southern statesmen took in
forming this wonderful government, will
awaken afresh the energy of patriotism
in i the Southern heart. -' May we not
hope also that reflecting miuds in the
North will think more leniently even of
South Carolina for her rash act in IS6I,
when they* know how she acted I in
i7s.sr - ; . - _V- V; r" yyy^yy^;y: --'/' -■ •
And Threatens to Take Numerous
Newspaper Scalps.
To the Editor ot the Globe. ".
Dayton, Minn., April 13.— 1 received
to-day from a friend a copy of the St.
Paul Daily News of April 10, 1889, which
contains an article paying a good deal
of attention to me in connection with
the case of P. F. Pratt, the Anoka bank
cashier. If they have no other news to
fill up their paper than the slandering
of me, an old lady seventy-eight years
of ace. all I have to say to these gentle
men is for them to be ready with their
money, for I will have a large lawyer's
fee to pay and expect them to pay it,
for I shall surely call upon them later.
1 save all the papers that come into my
hands. I have the Pioneer Press and
the Minneapolis • Tribune, and shall
save them for future - use, and I shall
expect them to help pay my lawyers'
fees. As to Mr. Pratt, the Anoka bank
cashier, I have known him since he was
a little boy, and he.has always been a
gentleman to me. ; He has done a great
deal of business for me, and it has al
ways been done in a business and gen
tlemanly manner. '• I have visited his
wife and family very pleasantly for
many years. His private character may
be good, or it may.be bad. 1 know noth
ing about it. If Mr. Pratt has lost
money by speculating in wheat, I pre
sume there are thousands who have
done the same. Granting that he is a
bad man, there is no sort of reason for
the newspapers referring to me as
bearing theSßame relation to him as the
woman of the town, who, it is reported,
he has taken with him, and as to that
woman I never saw her and know
nothing about her. Again, in reference
t* that romantic article which the Daily
News saw lit to publish, all will agree
that it was very ungentlemanlv to refer
to an old lady in that kind 'of style.
Will you kindly publish this in your
daily paper, ami greatly oblige
Maria B. Nell.
• Oddities of the Patent Office.
Washington Post.
Occupying a prominent position in a
case in the center aisle is the model of
a boat for lifting vessels over shoals.
It was patented to Abraham Lincoln in
1849, when the future president thought
to make a reputation as an inventor
lather than a statesman. Lincoln is
the only president who ever secured a
The first shoe was patented in 1811
by two Massachusetts men. It is of un
dressed leather, and there is quite a
difference between the workmanship of
that and the present machine-stitched
shoe. So well was the work done, how
ever, that it was impossible to tell
whether it was pegged or sewed until
some sacrilegious clerk cut the sole and
ascertained it was pegged.
In the class of perpetual motion ma
chines the patent ofhee is deficient. It
has no working model, but. an inventor
stepped in the other day to say that he
Had a completed - and tested model
which he would send shortly. It re
quired some few alterations, he said,
such as a governor to keep it from going
too fast and running down. When the
machine arrives it will be given an en
tire case by itself.
The flying machine inventor is repre
sented. There are flying machines of
all sorts, sizes, and conditions. . The
last one to be patented was an elaborate
arrangement of wings and tails, which
the aerial traveler dons for his flight
through space, and was patented March
5, last.
There are in the neighborhood of 200,
--000 models in the patent oflice, and had
it not been for two destructive fires the
number would be near a half million.
The Incomes of Actors.
Philadelphia Press.
The minor members of a dramatic
company are paid about as well as the
members of the staff of a successful
metropolitan newspaper— perhaps more.
The stars fare better than the editors
in-chief. But so many of the stars are
spendthrifts— notoriously Adonis"
Dixey and Stuart Robson. It is impos
sible to give the average incomes of
Mrs. Langtrv, Mrs. Potter, Booth
and Barrett, because, Addle they
draw crowded houses in . one
place, they invariably nlay to empty
seats in another. Kyrle Be flew receives
$350 a week for forty weeks; Charles
Coghlau the same; Mary Anderson's
profits this season will -be unusually
large, about $4,800 a week for forty
weeks, or $192,000; Francis Wilson is
paid 1600 a week : De Wolf Hopper and
Digby Bell each about 1250; Fred Leslie
receives $500 a week from the Gaiety
company, and was offered $800 a week
by Rudolph Aronsou; Ellen Terry is
paid $600 and George Alexander $200 a
week. ;-¥>**.•.' i'<
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Corrupting the Ballot in Chicago.
Chicago Daily News.
The Republicans have collected $120,
--000 to buy the election of Mayor Rcche.
This sum is sufficient to pay 00.000
voters $2 each. Sixty thousand votes
will elect Roche and give him a good,
big majority. But a large vote will be
cast for Mayor Roche that will not have
to be bought. This will leave perhaps
$4 or $5 to pay to those voters who
would not vote for Roche without being
hired to do so. There are, it is said,
40,000 workingmen in Chicago who are
out of employment. It is designed to j
use the. necessities of these men to cor
rupt the ballot. This plan of the Re
publican campaign is now developing.
The Republican wards are to be aban
doned. The recalcitrant Republicans '■
will be left alone. The Democratic <
wards are to be bought.
The Mediaeval Housewife.
Good Housekeeping.
The housewife of the Middle Ages
cooked over an open fire on a stone
hearth in the middle of the room, a hole
in the roof letting the smoke escape.
Over this fire the people shiv
ered in cold weather, but at a
later time some of the queens had
braziers or small iron furnaces in their
rooms. There were no carpets in those
days, and rushes and sweet herbs were
spread upon the floor instead, especially
when company was expected. There
were tapestries on the walls of the finer
houses. At dinner people sat on wooden
benches and stools "at a heavy ta
ble of boards set on trestles, ami this
was covered with cloth. The bill of fare
changed with the centuries in those
days, and not much from day to day;
the food was barley .and oaten bread,
bacon, fish, capons, eggs and an abund
ance of home-brewed ale, and the no
bles sometimes had wine from the East.
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Here. Lord, upon this mount of grace,
Where we with wonder see
Thy glistening robes, Thy shining face
How good it is to be !
Here, Lord, abide; and we will build
Three tents for Thee and Thine:
And glory, which the temple filled,
Shall ever round us shine.
As Thou transfigured didst appear,
Low at Thy feet we bowed ;
And, with a great and trembling fear, .
We entered in the cloud.
But now Thy words our fear allay;
How well we know their tone ;
Oh, here we would forever stay,
To see Thee, Lord, alone!
But no, Tnou wilt not here abide;
For soon, with eager feet.
Thou goest down the mountain side,
Thy service to complete. ~
Thy loved ones need delivering grace;
The suffering need Thy care;
And for a lost and sinful race
Thou hast a cross to bear.
Not longer, then, will we here rest,
But Thy disciples be ;
And from this mount, with hearts refreshed,
We now will follow Thee.
Oh. help us by Thy grace within
To bear the toil and heat;
Thy poor to serve, the lost to win,
And c'en our cross to meet!
A higher mount we then shah climb,
Led thither by Thy grace.
Where in its majesty sublime •
Forever shines Thy face.
Not in the tents that we prepare
Can dwell that radiance bright,
But in that sunless city where
Thy glory is the light!
—Christian Intelligencer.
_T*f.-iiished houses you can get
"' If you advertise, you bat i : 7 .'-7.
A Methodist Minister's Wan
derings in the Wilds of
Men Who Marry and Forget
to Pay the Parson's
How a Congregation Was
Saved From a Terri
ble Panic.
Euchre Players and Disgrun
tled Choiristers Com
pletely Fooled.
The chaplain of the senate, Rev. E.
R. Lathrop, of Glencoe, McLeod county,
is an old settler of Minnesota. He came
to the state in 1856, and as minister and
for one term presiding elder of the
Methodist Episcopal church. Chap
lain Lathrop is acquainted with almost
every city, town and village in Minne
sota. He is a genial, home-like man,
possessed of strong convictions, and
never afraid of giving expression to the
same. The reverend gentleman is es-
sentially a man
of the people.
He knows their
needs, and his
spiritual ad
vice is practi
cal and sound.
There are no
nigh f a 1 v t i n
platitudes from
Dr. Lathrop.
His thirty
three years'
residence in
the state have
been fraught
with many in
cidents of an
interesting character. Chaplain Lath
rop was lounging about the senate
chamber Saturday afternoon, and
dropped into a reminiscent mood. He
"It was at Faribault. A fellow came
to my house and said he wanted to be
married. They attended the church iv
line style— bouquets and carriages ga
lore, i marriea them in good shape,
supplied them with a certificate and
they turned around and walked out
without paying me a cent. I never
saw the fellow' again. If Ido I will
take a mortgage on his children. There
was another fellow at Moorhead— a
young physician. He had a girl come
rom Vermont. After I had fixed them
up all right, he says: 'I'm pretty near
out of cash, but here is 12.50; 1 will see
you again.' But he has taken good
care never to come within sight of my
"Away back in the sixties I was con
ducting a meeting in a school house at
Stanton, Goodhue county. I knelt
down to pray. I had prayed about a
minute, and a dog came up and put his
nose against my knee. I knew that
profane people in time of prayer would
be laughing at me, and I was "fearful of
what the animal might do next. J got
up, gave the dog a little kick and or
dered some one to put it out. This was
done, and I once* more got on my knees
and commenced the prayer where I had
broken off. Just before leaving the
people I suggested the advisability of
keeping their prize dogs at home in the
future, as they were not likely to get
any benefit from the service.
'In the spring of '61 1 had to preach
at Lowsdou, Dakota county.' Crossing
the river near the village, I found a
large number of people attempting to
remove the blockade of ice around the
bridge. The men were frightened that
the bridge would be washed away. I
went to the school house, and had been
preaching fifteen minutes, when a
young man entered. 'Mr. Thompson,'
I said, 'what is the condition of the ice
at the bridge?' 'Well.' he replied, 'with
some work the pressure might be re
lieved.' I turned to the people and said:
'You had better go and assist in reliev
ing that bridge. You can serve God
better by saving the bridge than by
staying here.' They went, and I shut
up and started on my journey home
"During the Sibley Indian expedition
I lectured each Sunday, to the men in
camp. 1 lectured twenty minutes and
prayed two minutes, and we had some
good.. lively songs in between. That is
the only successful way of holding a
big audience. An Irishman in the camp
came to me: 'Oi, chaplain, i like to
hear you sing. I think you are the best
singer I ever heard. I doin't care ony
thing for yer preaching, but I do like to
hear you sing.'
"I accompanied a party of ministers
from St. Paul to Winona. We went by
steamboat and were going to attend the
Methodist conference. It was before
the days of railroads. Our party was
scattered over the boat. Among the '
passengers there were three fellows
who had secured a table and desired to
make a set for a game of euchre. One
of them accosted me: 'Excuse me, but
we are trying to get up a set and have a
game of euchre. Will you join us.'
'Sir,' I replied, 'you may think it very
strange, but 1 am a minister on my wav
to conference.' The poor fellow looked
dun-founded, and if he could have
dropped into his shoes I verily believe
would have done so.
"We were holding a mission at Danes
ville, Steams county. There were four
ministers present, and one evening
when the church was crowded a nervous
sort of fellow was preaching. He ges
ticulated wildly and knocked over a ker
osene lamp, which broke and sent up a
great blaze. The whole congregation
rose to their feet and turned to run for
the door. *Sit down: sit down: right
down,' 1 shouted iv commanding tones.
They dropped down like a lot of chil
dren, except one woman. The minister
of the church, a great big six-footer,
picked up an overcoat, another fellow's
by the way, and smothered the fire, I
playing the organ and the congregation
joining in the singing. A panic and loss
of life was thus narrowly averted.
"The meanest thing a man ever did to
me was this: I was stationed at Winona,
and a feilow came requesting my at
tendance at a funeral. I never refused
to go to the funeral of anybody when
requested, no matter what sort of a man
or woman they had been. I toid him I
should have to hire a livery, the funeral
being several miles distant, and ex
pected to lie paid for that only. Oh,
yes; that is all right.' the man replied.
•The husband of the decreased is well-to
do. and he will pay that.' So I went
down. It was a country place, and as
they had never had a regular service I
organized a pretty good meeting and de
livered a sermon. At the grave side, in
accordance with the country fashion,
the people remained around while the
grave was filled up. The deceased hus
band, an old gentleman, came to me.
'Had you to hire a livery?' 'Yes,' I re
plied. 'How much is it?' I told him the
charge would probably be **2.50, and he
said: Twill make it all right.' I told
him that was quite satisfactory; I would
never think of dunning a man at the
graveside of his wife. Six months after
the man got married, and. got another
minister to marry him, and I have never
got a farthing yet. That is the meanest
trick a fellow ever .paid me.
"When at Mankato the choir struck
for some unknown reason, but I was
equal to the occasion. Sunday came
round, and the mau who sang bass came
into church with his face as long as an
organ stick, excitedly shouting: 'Choir's
struck.' 'Well,' I said. T want you to
understand I can run the whole busi
ness— pray and preach altogether.
And did it too."
i- Dr. Lsthrop's : popularity may be
gauged from the fact that he was elected
chaplain of the senate by a substantial
majority over Dr. S. G. Smith, of st.
Paul. •**. ■ : *
Great Opportunities for -Plucky
Girls to Become Rich Cattle
Fort Davis (Tex.) Letter.
Women have lots of enterprise, grit
and get-up about them, if they are only
given half a chance to do as they would
like to do. V! V*
I know it will be astonishing to some,
but it is nevertheless true, that Col
orado alone has over one thousand fe
male stockgrowers who own their herds
in fee and manage their own business
to suit themselves. These ladies are
wide awake and lively, and know a
good business bargain when they run
up against one just as well as a horrid
man does. .V \
We have in Texas two ladies who are.
perhaps, the largest individual sheep
and stock owners on the continent.
Down in Uvalde county lives the Widow
Callahan, who owns something like 50,
--000 sheep in her own right. These are
divided into bands of about 2,000 each,
with a "pastora" for every flock and a
"bossero" over the whole business.
Their grade is line, a cross between the
straight Mexican and the Vermont
merino, and all branded with the lady's
own particular trade-mark. She em
ploys something like forty hands (most
ly Mexicans), and her annual clip of
wool is really startling. When the long
trains of wagons start Out each spring
and fall for market, loaded down with
the widow's wool, it is, indeed, a sight
worth seeing. There was a genuine cat
tle queen living southeast of here, in
Neuces county, not long since, who has
since become famous as Mrs.Rogers, the
great herd-owner of Southwestern
Texas. This lady is probably worth a
round million of dollars, and her history
has been a remarkable oue. Although
able to buy and sell some of our East
ern millionaires and nabobs who ride
in fine carriages behind spanking teams,
yet this lady will not own a carriage ot
her own. preferring to ride the free
and-easy style of a cowboy on horse
back. It is hard to believe the fact,
when she goes dashing and galloping
over the prairie after an unruly steer,
that Mrs. Rogers is on the shady side of
fifty. Mrs. Rogers came to Neuces a
long ago with her husband, who was at
the time a stock man of considerable
means. When he had accumulated a
herd of 40.000 fine cattle, more or less,
the gentleman suddenly died. Gifted
with rare business ability, his wife at
once took charge of affairs," did her own
buying, selling and hiring, and in a
very short time had doubled the com
mercial strength of her late husband's
A San Antonio gentleman tells the
following story of his experience with
a prominent cattle queen, who has her
headquarters somewhere in an earthly
paradise in Southwestern Texas. She
was at that time alone in San Antonio,
and stopping at one of the first-class
hotels. She gave her name to the hotel
clerk, but requested that it be not
placed upon the register, and that if
any newspaper men came to see her, or
inquired for her, to say flatly that she
was "not in."
"I have been awfully persecuted by
those fellows," .said she, "and one of
them even had the cheek to surrepti
tiously obtain my photograph and pub
lish a cut of ft in the Philadelphia
Times. 1 won't see any of them, I tell
She deposited in the hotel safe a
jewelry box containing diamonds, etc.,
valued at about $100,000. Her studded
watch, bracelets, rings, etc., were spark
ling with jewels. She called at
one of the dry goods establish
ments and selected a dress pat
tern of terra cotta silk, style ottoman,
with velvet trimming to match, at $*..
per yard. Her wardrobe is as extensive
as elegant, comprising innumerable
dresses, silk wrappers and wraps of all
styles and shades imaginable. The
only blight on her life is the sting of
divorce which hangs over her; but as
the lady was purely right in this case,
and shows her entire ability to take
care of herself, the world will be charit
able in judging her. After a royal
time, in which she spent more money
than a dozen men would earn in a ear,
she boarded a train and sped South
ward to the ranch and range she call,
home. BKuS
Even young girls born and bred In
the East, who have been nurtured in
luxury and raised amid all the soften
ing influences of wealth, when they
strike the free, happy ozone of the
Western prairies become elated and
joyful anil loath to return to civilization
and all that civilization offers.
Wh en Marriage WasNota Failure
Philadelphia Record.
One of the most popular changes
effected by Peter the Great was the reg
ulation that no couple should be mar
ried without the consent of both par
ties, and that they should be allowed to
meet for at least six weeks before
marriage. The intending bridegroom
sent his future wife such symbol
ical presents as needles and
thread, raisins and fruit, and a whip.
On the wedding day there was always
the show of . resistance on the part of
the bride so common everywhere; the
bride would resist to the uttermost
leaving her liouse to go to the church,
and would sob and make great noise all
the way thither. In the church it was
etiquette for her to fall down at
her husband's feet, and to knock
her head on his shoe in token of
her subjection. It is said that for
three days after marriage she risked
her character if she spoke more than a
few words at meal time "with great
manners and reverence" to her hus
band. It was customary for husbands
to make their wives and daughters an
allowance for paint, and so fond were
the ladies of this mode of adornment
that .lenkinson compared them tc
millers' wives who looked as if they
had been beaten about the face with
bags of meal.
A Plutocrat's Code.
Ohio State Journal.
With no more than $2,000 twenty
years ago John D. Rockefeller has built
a fortune of at least $100,000,000. Hi
dividends amount to .500,000 a mouth,
or -.16,006.66* every day. Being a man of
simple tastes and small personal ex
penditures, he is called upon to do con
siderable thinking to properly invest the
gold that flows night and day, year in
and year out, into his bursting treas
ury. He holds, to use a judicial ex
pression, that so long as a man is in
health it is his duty, to accumulate
property. No matter if he has more
money than he knows what to do with,
he . should remain in business
and get as much more as his ca
pacity and opportunities will permit.
But he should spend it. wisely and
for. the benefit of those who are iii need
of it. He should build churches, edu
cate young men for the ministry and
rear colleges. Moreover, he should be
a friend to the poor, but in no case
should he retire on a fortune, no matter
how magnificent, as long as he is in
health, and thus permit some other
man to take the place God intended him
to occupy.
Such, in brief, is the moral and finan
cial code of one of the richest men in
the world.
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Sunset Cox's Narrow Escape.
From the Ohio State Journal.
"Sunset" Cox is not a very rugged
figure now. and his hair is getting thlu
and gray, but his eyes ate v bright «nd
his tongue as ready as ever. Nobody Is
able to look on Cox ia anything but*
youngster, because his wit and the va
riety and vivacity of his humor. never
grow old, but he is past threescore now.
While a young man Cox dandled the
present Mrs. VV. 0. Whitney on his
"1 have had a narrow escape- from
being pre.-.'!. lent of the limed States."
-aid Sunset the other da\ , stopping ou
the avenue to talk with » group ot his
friends. **ii my mother hadn't refused
the proffered hand of Gen, William
Henry Harrison, i suppose l should be
In the White house now. Gen. Harri
son asked un mother to marry him,
and though ho had won some fame- ut
that Mmc, she gave him the mitten, and
stuck to and finally married the printer
box to whom she was engaged. ;".. See
what a narrow escape 1 have had from
i bolus a great man.' 7."_BfS_#__S^_^ffii

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