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i Beautiful St. Paul, 1
Standing on one of the Indian
mounds at the eifll of Dayton's bluff,
there stretches before you to the east
the crescent valley, rimmed by the
wooded hills, their dense green relieved
here and the>re in the distance by a
cultivated stretch, a farm house, a
windmill. In the foreground is the
Minnesota fish hatchery, in itself wor
thy of a visit and description, only
that this is not a finh story. Right
below the hill runs the track, a gleam
ing line in the early Fun framing the
fiats with thtir wild growth of treos.
Jatftfed gulltes torn by the waters of
ages, yawn darkly here ■ and there
beneath the foliage. Little pools of
water gleam up. and finally the flats
melt into the sweep of the river, lap
ping the hills on the other side, which
run along till they seem to end in the
spur at South Sc. Paul. On the fiats,
directly in front, is a cleared stretch,
with several houses, thrifty and home
like in contrast to the wildness below.
Across the river there is more level
country, and more "flats." However,
they may be at a near view, distance
lends enchantment to the gently ris
ing slope creeping up into the hills be
hind. Up towards the city, the build-
Ings border the crescent of the river on
the east side, ending in the green
heights of Crocus Hill, with pictur
esque residences that always make me
think of Byron's line:
"The castled crag of Drachenfels
Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine."
All but the frown.
This is all early in the morning, but
if you are young and romantic, not
afraid of losing beauty, sleep or of
contracting rheumatism, it will be
worth your while to come out here
also, when the "moon shines bright,
and the sweet wind doth gently stir
tihe trees." On such a night the
scenery is felt as much as seen. The
lights of the city above, the gleam
of the moon on the water and the vast
silence and primeval freedom of the
dark hills and the misty valley to the
east make in the soul a setting for
the poetry and the romance of all
ages.
Back on the bluff the scene is all
peacefulness and cultivation, and when
the city completes the little Indian
Mound park, this will undoubtedly be
a much-sought point for recreation and
enjoyment.
If you could take an air-line from
your point on the mound to any place
which caught your eye, you would
probably want to fly across the river
up to the high bridge, the highest of
whose graceful spans is higher than
the Brooklyn suspension bridge. The
first visit across the high- bridge to
the hills which fill the eye from so
many points on the other side is a
revelation. The small life of the for
est-ground, the deep.dark mosses, the
lichen-strained rocks, softened by
green, clinging, creeping tendrils, make
the beauty of detail here vie with the
beauty of effect on the other side. The
terraced slope between Summit and
Pleasant avenues, crowned with its
rows of splendid residences, softened
in outline by trees and shrubbery, in
its evidences of the working out of
man's artistic genius, is all the more
beautiful in the contrast with the
primeval hills upon which we stand.
Stretching down from the terrace is
the level streets extending to the steep
river bank; and below, in the fore
ground, are the "flats," with their
homes wrested from the waters, their
cheerful fraternity of children and do
mestic animals —a safer arrangement,
perhaps, for the children than an
equally free association with human
ity.
If the beauties of the view from
the east side are shown the best in
the morning light, from the west side
it seems to take the glow of the sun
set sky, the slanting rays of the set
ting sun behind them to bring out the
turrets and ahgles of the residences
on the hill. The terrace of Oakland
avenue winds its wide line around the
ending spur of the Summit avenue hill
up to where Crocus hill stands out,
dominant and insistent. Down the
rtver Is the bol4 mass of Dayton's
bluff; up the river lies the soft green
of Red Rock island, framed in the hills
on either side, while away beyond,
clear out against the horizon, rises
the spire of the old Catholic church
In Mendota, that venerable pioneer of
religion and civilization. Across from
Mendota is Fort Snelling, but its rocky
grandeur is not in view from this point.
If you would see the beauties of the
Mississippi above here, take the boat
some idle summer day and go out >past
the fort tc the Soldiers' home and Min
nehaha.
Now, if you could make another air
line change you would probably want
to cross the river and get a near view
of the picturesque residences and the
Winding streets that look so idyllic at
a distance. You might be sat down
anywhere, and with eyes to see and
ears u» near, find beauty beneath the
arching trees. But, by the right of
its recognized pre-eminence as a beau
i tiful thoroughfare, take Summit ave
j nue. Has not that industrious and
keen-eyed correspondent, Julian Ralph,
who has seen and told about nearly all
the natuial and unnatural curiosities
| of the world, given the palm among
I the avenues in this country to our
own Summit? And F. Hopkinson
Smith, whase achievements as artist,
architect and writer ought to give him
an eye for streets, said that Summit
avenue is the most beautiful highway
on the continent? There are good
authorities back of us, when we go
into raptures over its vistas. These
vistas are the charm of Summit, which
it has all for its own. Scarcely an
othrer grand avenue in the world has
beyond its own immediate beauties,
such a background of open sky, of shin
ing river and green, old hills —ever the
same, through the ceaseless years, yet
ever changing with every hour of the
day, every mood of the weather and the
season.
Perhaps this lavish beauty of Nature
has subtly entered the minds of St.
Paul people and developed in them a
love for Nature in her fairest forms.
Certain it is that to the stranger the
THE HESIDEXCE OF MRS. WILDER.
I miles upon miles of beautifully kept
grounds, in St. Paul are a source of sur
prise and admiration. Going up from
the pretty little Summit park across
Selby avenue, beginning where the
Wilder and the Newport residences are
opposite each other, there is a stretch
of avenue and residence grounds,
which, in outward perfection at least,
is a.4 beautiful as a bit of the altruria
of which Mr. Howell's "Traveler" tells.
Such luxuriant' shrubbery, such brill
iant foliage, such a gorgeous beautify
ing of all things, as if the nip of win
ter's frost were never felt here.
Prosaic figures, sometimes aid poetic
conceptions. One nursery and florist
firm in St. Paul alone estimates that it
places every spring over $25.,000 worth
of plants and shrubbery on private
grounds in this city. If the other
firms do an approximately good busi
ness, and the number of plants raised
privately are taken into consideration,
we oan understand how it is the
streets of St. Paul blossom as they do.
Moreover, Summit avenue winds and
turns, rises and falls in gentle undula
tions, and is as full of surprises in its
changing aspects as a girl in love.
The trees ahead shrink from your view
or rise to stately proportions as you
go along. Now you see a distance
ahead, now a turn shuts off the view.
The perspective is constantly changing
and as constantly revealing new beau
ties. You can discover something new
on the avenue every day for a year,
and then begin over again, because
you have forgotten the impressions
with which you began.
When you come to the "Look Out"
you will stop and do just what the
name suggests. The Auerbach resi
dence on cne side and the Livingston
on the other are the fit complements of
the quaint little park. If only the
city could also preserve and beautify
the little spur of hill across Ramsey,
opposite the Look-Out, so as to pre
clude the possibility of any obstruction
upon it, and the beauty of the whole
point be maintained unmarred. Past
the Livingston home, with its flowers
and foliage flinging brilliancies gayly
into the scene, down Summit court,
there is another beautiful point of
view. The people who line Summit
court think they have the finest view
in the city, but so do the people at
several other points. There is hardly
a point better, however, than Crocus
hill. Some one, looking from Crocus
hill thought the Mississippi and its
hills more beautiful than the Palisades
of the Hudson, and some one else, who
loved the Rhine, thought it was
"Rheinisch." The height of Crocus hill,
taken by itself. Is perhaps the most
picturesque in the city. It begins brave
ly with the turreted Schurmeier resi
dence and its grandly terraced grounds.
*Back of it is a little nucleus of resi
dences—the Dorr, O'Brien, Johnson,
Adams, Egan and so on—all well kept
and fitly surrounding so prominent a
site.

A GOOD STORY.
Insurance Adjuster Saved His Com
pany by Getting Drank.
New York Herald.
*'I have no patience," observed Chas.
Brewster Steele, a well-known insur
ance man, yesterday, "with the people
who keep insisting that there is no
such thing as luck. Chance rules the
world and the insurance business. Have
you ever noticed that the most promis
ing- rtstwsare the first to mulct a com
pany, Ji^ereas the old rookeries that
oji^h£ if have- burned to cinder twice
ifi twenty-four hours stand out
against the shocks of ill-fortane?
"Well, in my business, adjusters Wnft
THE SAINT PAUI, GLOBE: SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1896.
go about the country looking over the
risks assumed by the various agents
of an insurance company are presumed
to have a soft thing, and so they have
as far as the traveling money and the
other extras go. They live high, but
their employers hold them to a strict
accountability, and whenever a loss oc
curs they get all the blame.
"Now, there's where the majesty of
luck comes in. A certain New York
company sent a fellow I know down to
Jacksonville, Fla., a couple of years
ago to look over the risks there. He
got drunk on the train, and had been
steadily inebriated for twelve days
when I met him in a Jacksonville hotel.
He explained his mission to me, and I
asked what he had done. Of course,
he hadn't even been near his agent.
" 'Look here,' said I, 'you'd better go
and see your man, drunk as you are.
Go to the office, anyway, and cancel
something just to let the home office
know you're alive.'
"I didn't see my friend for several
days after that, and when I did en
counter him in the bar room of the
hotel he was drunker than ever. I took
him aside and asked if he had followed
my advice.
" 'Why, yes,' he responded thickly. 'I
went down there and canceled every
blankety blank risk on the books.'
"I tried to reason with him, but he
would not listen. I besought him, if he
valued his place, to let me straighten
things out, but he only leered at me
and returned to his liquor.
"Well, sir," continued Mr.Steele, with
a deep drawn sigh, "that very night
Jacksonville had one of the greatest
fires in her history, and my drunken
friend's company was saved by ray
drunken friend's idiocy from a' loss of
5180,000.
"They didn't do a thing to him, but
give him a fat job and present him
with a magnificent gold repeater, in
which was inscribed the glorious his
tory of his shrewdness.
"And yet, I suppose, some people
wouldn't call that dumb luck?"
THE NIGER'S SOURCE.
White Men Visit the Rock From
Which the River Gonhei.
New York Sun.
The English and French have been
determining their boundary line in the
country back of Sierra Leone, and the
discharge of this duty took them to
the ultimate course of the great Niger
river. It was discovered by a French
man several years ago, but its position,
has never been fixed until now. The
natives there have a holy horror of
the spot. They are afraid to look on.
the spring that gives birth to the
Niger, for they believe that whoever
does so will die within a year.
The guide who led the surveyors to
the ravine in which the Niger rises
could not be induced to enter it, and
he begged the white men not to persist
in their rash intention to do so. But
failing to share the native terror, they
plunged into the ravine, where they
found the Niger source very distinctly
marked. It is a small stream issuing
from a hillside in the deep, wooded
ravine.
On the rock whence the rivulet issues
is the inscription "G. 8., 1595," cut by
the French captain, Bruet, and the
bottle he placed in the stream is still
there. There is no danger that the
natives would carry it away.
The natives thought the white men
should atone in some way for their sin
in visiting the water, and asked them
to make a sacrifice to the devil, which
is the only deity they acknowledge.
As the visitors declined to do so, the
natives sacrificed a white hen to the
devil, and thus provided, as well as
they could, against the risk the white
men had incurred.
Tembi Kundu is the name of the
place where the Niger rises, and it Is
situated in 9 degrees 5 minutes 20 sec
onds north latitude and about 10 de
grees 50 minutes west longitude. The
water parting is very clearly marked
here. Within 750 feet of the Niger head
springs is the source of a river flowing
southeast to Liberia, and* the Bagwe
river, which flows into Sierra Leorit,
rises only a half-mile away.
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Half a million clerks are employed In Lon
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BOOHS Of THE HOUR
the: modern woman impartial-
LV DOPKJTED BY MISS MAC
; ' HAHO2T.
} • '
M'^S WILKINS' NEW BOOK.
lU —"
KATE I>*UGLAS WIGOIX A\ RITES
OP PROEBEIi'S OCCUPA
TIONS.
STORIES OF WESTERN LIFE.
"AdTpntnren of Hotim Ta.l"—"An En
eagcment"—"Ruth KndioottJs
Way**—Literary Notes.
The many admirers of Miss Wilkins'
work will find their author in a new
vein in her latest novel, "Madelon."
The story deals with New England
folk and New England life, it is true,
but in a different manner. The sen
tence which the writer has chosen for
the caption of the volume says: "Love
is the crown and the crucifixion of life,
and proves thereby its own divinity,"
and the book might well bear as
subtitle "A Study in Love," for it is
sclely with reference to their capacity
for the supreme emotion that Hiss
Wilkins has studied and depicted the
characters of the story. Having this
theme, it is a little remarkable that
the book should be less human and
lovable than "Pembroke" or "Jane
Field," but so it is. We are not on
such familiar terms with the charac
ters, and their endearing weaknesses
are less apparent. There is a certain
remoteness about them, like that of
Hawthorne's characters. The atmos
phere of the book, indeed, and the au
thor's outlook on life are almost more
like Hawthorne than they are like
the idea of "Miss Wilkins' self her read
ers have gained from her previous
work. She is thereby the gainer in
breadth and grasp of the abstract,
but the loser in charm. Her art is
never less than exquisite, but in this
volume it is | hardly so intimate and
penetrating as in her earlier work.
The character whom we perhaps know
best of them all, however, that of
Dorothy Fair, is treated in her other
manner. This is a typical New Eng
land girl of the frail anemone type of
beauty but possessed as well of a fund
of sheer obstinacy, whereby she be
comes, at need, as indomitable as she is
delicate. •
The plot 6f the book is closely woven,
I the situations are strongly dramatic
and the interest is sustained through
out. In respect of construction the story
is flawless. It cannot fail to add to # the
author's reputation for dramatic pow
er and versatility.
("Madslon," by Mary E. Wilkins. New
York. Harper & Bros. $1.25. For sale by
the St. Paul Book and Stationery company.)
The second volume, "Froebel's Occu
pations," in the "Republic of Child
hood" series by Kate Douglas Wiggin
and Nora Archibald Smith, has made
its a,ppearance. The authors consider
the kindergarten occupations as a
whole, and in relation to the gifts, and
subsequently takfe up each occupation
separately, considering at some length
their value, and giving, as well, the
objections which have been urged
against some of them, such as per
forating, in view of the increase of
knowledge in regard to the develop
ment of motor ability in children. The
hook is up to date in every respect,
and contains much that will be of great
value to the. mother as, well as to the
practical kindergartner.
("Froebel's Occupations," by Kate D. 'Wig
gin and Nora A. Smith. Boston. Houghton,
Mifflin & Co. $1. For sale by the St. Paul
Book and Stationery company.)
"A New Note" is obviously the earli
est work of the young writer who has
become better known through her later
books, "A Modern Man" and "A piti
less Passion." As regards earnestness
and a grasp upon her characters, the
book is as good or better than these.
The chief fault in each of Miss Mac-
Mahon's books is too great facility.
.
She is frequently wordy, and her fun
ny conversations are not always
amusing. In the volume under consid
eration, for instance, Conway Keppel.
who is probably meant to be clever,
seldom reaches that end, and his la
bored efforts are distinctlykiresome. If
peradventure he is meant for a study
of the type ol man who aims at clever
ness, and achieves stupidity, the writer
has not made the fact clear,, and the
reader attributes the failure of the
character to the inability, rather than
to the intention •£ his creator. Most
of the characters in the book, how
ever, are clear and well managed, and
there is enough talk that is really good
among them to compensate for Keppel's
maunderings.
In one respect the book is notable.
Miss MacMahon is the first writer who
has taken a "new woman," so-called,
for a heroine, and treated her single
mindedly from the standpoint of art.
There have been a great many "new
women" in the fiction of the last two
years, but so far as I can recall, their
creators have, without exception, held
a brief for or against the character
as they conceived it. Their novels
have been controversial writings, a spe
cies of "tracts for the times." Polemics
are not favorable to art, and the result
has been unhappy from every poirf of
view. Victoria, the heroine of "A New
Note," is the daughter of a man of
wealth and position, who permits her
the career of a professional violinist,
on the ground that if slie is allowed
to cultivate her exceptional talents to
the utmost, a more natural career is
by no means shut out, and that, what
ever else befall her, she will possess in
her art one domain, at least, in which
happiness can be secured. "Social bar
riers were made for man, not man for
social barriers," says this exceptional
ly wise father, who is one of the most
satisfying characters in the book. In
the person of Victoria Miss MacMahon
treats the young woman of genius, who
believes that "her tastes are not mat-,
rimonial," with perfect fairness and
respect, and when the cataclysm which
the experienced reader has been ex
pecting from the first page finally oc
curs, it comes as the result of nature
and destiny, rather than as a result of
the author's will. In other words. "A
New Note," in spite of many faults
and affectations, produces that impres
sion of the inevitable which, is one of
the hall-marks of art.
("A New Note," by Ella MacMahon. New
York. R. F. Fenno & Co. $1.25. Paper 50
cents. For sale by the St Paul Book and
Stationery company.)
A volume of 6trong and forceful
short stories is that published under
the title of "A Mountain Woman."
They are all Western tales, and have
a certain swing and vigor which is
their birthright. The best, perhaps,
are those unflinching rules of Nebraska
life, "Jim Lancey's Waterloo" and "The
Three Johns," which, in their fidelity
to merciless detail, suggest some of
Mr. Garland's best work in a similar
vein. Next in point of merit is "A
Resuscitation," the pathetic story of
the return tc the world of a man who
had spent twenty years in the peni
tentiary for an unintentional murder.
"Two Pioneers" should be good, but Is
not, for the writer's hand is hardly deft
and practical enough for the touches
ncedfnl to paint the characters of
Father De Smet and Ninan as they
should have been done, and as th?ir
historian evidently desired to do them.
As a whole, however, the volume has
force and promise—perhaps the best
Qualities to which a collection of short
stories can attain.
("A Mountain Woman." by Ella W. Peattie.
Chicago. Way & Williams. $1.25. For sale
by the St. Paul Book and Stationery
company.)
Ginn & Co. bring out' The Adventures
of Hatim Tai." a translation from the
Persian, originally published some six
ty-five years ago under the auspices of
the Oriental Translation fund. Th 3
book record-s the seven adventure 3of
Hatim, chief of the tribe of Tai, who
lived in Arabia felix in the latter half
of the sixteenth century. Hatim is one
of the favorite legendary heroes of
Islam,? and his character embodies the
Mohammedan ideal of human excel
lence. The stories resemble those of
the "Arabian Nights" in character, but
are less concise.
("The Adventures of Hatim Tal," edited
by W. R. Alger. Boston. Ginn & Co. 75
cents.)
Macmillan & Co. publish an "Ele
mentary Physical Geography," by Prof.
Ralph S. Tarr, of Cornel}. The volume
is based upon the manuscript of anoth
er and more advanced work upon the
same subject which will shortly be
published as a handbook for teachers
and a reference book. In the present
volume there is much new material,
especially in the way of illustrations.
The physiographic side of the study is
treated more fully than is usual, and
an appendix'contains valuable sugges
tions to the teacher in regard to lab-
oratory and field work to accompany
the study of the text books.
("Elementary Physical Geography," by
Ralph S. Tarr. New York. Macmillan & Co.
$1.40. For sale by the St. Paul Book and
Stationery company.)
"Ruth Eadicott's Way" Is one of
Mrs. Liillie's popular books for young
girls.- It belongs to the "Honest En
deavor" series, written with the pur
pose of showing how some young
American girls have won independence
and taken care of themselves; Ruth's
#tory hardly strikes the older reader m
realistic, but the heroine is sweet, re
fined and unselfish, and in so far is a
good model and example for more life
like girls to follow.
VRuth Endicott's Way." by Mrs. Lucy C.
Lillie. Philadelphia. Henry T. Coai.cS &
Co. $1.25.)
The latest issues of standard works
in the substantial, linen-bound "River
side Literature Series" are "Two Years
Before the Mast." "Tom Brown's
School Days," "Robirison Crusoe,'""The
House of the Seven Gables" and "Gul
liver's Travels."
(Koughton. Mifflia & Co. Boston. "Two
Years Before the Mast," by R. H. Dana. 60
cents. "Tom Brown's School Days," by
Thomas Hughes. 60 cents. "House of the
Seven Gables." by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 60
cents. "Robinson Crusoe," by Daniel De
roe. 60 cents. "Gulliver's Travels," by
Dean Swift. 30 cents.j
—Cornelia Atwood Pratt.
Literary Xotes.
Harper & Brothers publish May 12 the fol
lowing books: "Extraordinary Cases " by
Henry Lauren Clinton; "Cold Dishes for Hot
Weather." by Ysaguirre and La Marca; 'The ;
Cavaliers," a novel, by S. R. Keightley, which I
deals with stirring events in Cromwell's
time: acd 'Mark Hefiron," a novel, by Alice
Ward Bailey.
Toward the end of this month the Scrib
ners will publish an edition, iuily protected !
by eopynght. of a new poem by Algernon i
Charles Swinburne, called "The Tale of
Raleu." The poem, which is longer and more '
important than aiiy recent work of Mr. Swin
burne's. consists of Sir Thomas Malory's
story of Balen, told in an elaborate, rhymed
measure, which, however, keeps very close
to the original.
"Music," for May. contains a full-page por
trait and sketch of Edward A. Macdoweil.
who is believed to be the coming American
composer. Among other interesting matter,
the same number contains an article on
»»agner's Realism," and an interesting ac
count of a concert singer's experiences 'on
the road."
The New Bohemian has a new—and im
proved—cover, and a new reviewer. It would
be interesting to know where the reviewer
gets his adjectives, which are marvelous be
yond comprehension. Here is a specimen par
agraph, which is all about the Lark:
"With carapace full of ultraoriental hint,
and with leaves flnibriated and Japanic of
suggestion, and pictures impossibly fantastic
and epiploxively irrlsive, it appoa'ls at once
to clysiuian reverence, mediaeval reflection
and modern intro- and circumspection."
This is. If possible, more remarkable than
the Lark itself.
The May number of the American Journal
of Sociology is an especially interesting and
practical number. The article of greatest
general interest is a careful and impartial
study of "Profit Sharing in the United
States." by Paul Monroe. The conclusions to
: be urawn from the facts collected are not en
! couraging, however, to those who hope to find
in some form of profit sharing a final adjust
ment of the difficulties between capital and
labor. Out of fifty firms who have adopted
the system, twenty-three have abandoned it
j permanently and five indefinitely. Mr. Mon
roe concludes it can be made a success only
by a select few of employers dealing with a
grade of skilled or intelligent workmen.
"Irish Rhode Islanders in the American
Revolution" and "The Centennial of the Cin
cinnati" are the leading articles in the Amer
ican Historical Register for May.
Is the culinary future of the race in the
hands of man? Mr. Thomas J. Murray, late
of the restaurant of the house of representa
tives, and formerly of the Astor house, has
begun the publication of "Twentieth Century
Cookery," a weekly journal for "those who
desire to live well and economically." Mr.
Murray's menus are appetizing, even on pa
per, and are characterized by a refreshing
absence of sweet and sloppy dishes.
On Our Boole Table.
BOOKS.
From the St. Paul Book and Stationery
company:
Harper & Bros. New York. "Madelon,
by Mary E. Wilkins. $1.25. "The Personal
Recollections of Joan of Arc," by Mark
Twain. $2.50.
G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York. "The
Secret of Mankind." $2.
D. Appleton & Co. New York. "The Dancer
In Yellow," by W. E. Norris. 50 cents. "A
Winning Hazard," by Mrs. Alexander. 60
cents. "The Seats of the Mighty," by Gil
bert Parker. |1.50.
R. F. Fenno & Co. New York. "A New
Note," by Ella MacMahon. $1.25. "A Bride
From the Desert," by Grant Allen. 50 cents.
"The Unclassed," by George Gissing. $1.25.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Boston. "By Oak
and Thorn," by Alice Brown. $1.25.
From the publishers:
New Amsterdam Book company. New York.
"Seven Frozen Sailors," by George Man
ville Fenn, Compton Reade, F. Archer and
others. 75 cents. "The Lure of Fame," by
Clive Holland. $1. "The Xlth Command
ment," by Holllwell Sutcliffe. $1.2!"..
Harper & Bros. New York. "Whist Laws
and Whist Decisions," by Gen. I. W. Dray
son. 75 cents.
Way & Williams. Chicago. "A Mountain
Woman," by Ella W. Peattle. $1.25.
John Murphy & Co. Baltimore. "Jack Chum
ley," by Maurice Francis Egan.
J B. Lippincott company. Philadelphia.
"A Faithful Traitor," by Effie Adelaide Row
lands. 50 cents.
A. C. McClurg & Co. Chicago. "Quain Crip
pen, Commercial Traveler," by Alwyn M.
Thurber. $1. .
Laird & Lee. Chicago. "The Mystery of
Paul Chadwick," by J. W. Postgate. 75
cents.
The Metaphysical Publishing company.
New York. "The Ideal of Universities," by
Adolph Brodbeck. $1.60.
A WOMAN WILL. PRESS THE KEY.
Mrs. Mackllnd to Telegraph the
New* o* the Republican Nomina
tion.
"When the Republican convention has
decided which one of the man candi
dates will head the ticket for lt%. the
news will be flashed to every part of
the country with all the swiftness that
skilled fingers and ingenious electrical
appliances can command. L<">ng be
fore Wisconsin ha 3 been reached in
the roll call of 3tat2S the quick-witted
correspondents will have figured out
the result, and the name of ihe fortun
ate man will be coupled with a short
and hurriedly written bulletin. The
scrap of paper will bs shot down In a
pneumatic tube from the table where
the reporters sit to a room v lierneath,
where will be waiting- scores cf tele
graph operator?. Among them will be
one, a young woman, .vho will prob
ably be intrusted with the sending of
the very first in^~at:3 that will be
distributed from St. L.ouis to the in
terested and waiting .tillions.
In 1888, when Clovoland was nfmi
nated, ht-rs was the band ihat gripi-ed
the key which diked out the first inti
mation of the result She was Miss
Mollie Landrigan then, anl onjoyed
the reputation cf halng the fastest
operator in the West. Since then the
has been married, and her name Is
now Mrs. YV. R. MackHni. It has been
months since she has touched a key,
but when the Postal Telegraph com
pany recency began making arrange
ments for handling the tremrndous
amount of business that will be thrust
upon it at St. Ixtuls the managers
found that'jTollie Daudrigan was r.e*d
ed and needed badly. Mr?. Macklirxd at
first refused to return to the work
which she had given up when she be
came a wife, but she was persuaded to
press the key once more take a
hand in telling to the country the
story of what promises to be cie of
the most exciting political events of
the decade. Besides Mrs. Matrklind the
Postal company will have a for.-c of
thirty expert senders, each one of
whom uses the code by whicn they are
able to send 3,600 words an hour. The
Western Union company will have a
similar force at work, and elaborate
preparations are even now being made
in providing sufficient wir.-^s for these
operators to work on. Several other
women telegraphers will be tnr ployed
on convention work, but the majority
of the operators will^be jn«-*;i.
An Ideal !VteWi*pnp«T.
Princeton Union. f^ f* *
There has been a m^iMWT nnj>rovement in
th« St. Paul G ' o,b c ancKiLisJuw one of the
brightest and newsiest dallies of the North
west. Barring iv politics the Globe is an ideal
Mrnqxaper.
NERVOUS DEBILITY
Very Common Daring Hot Weather
of Early Summer.
The symptoms are twitching of the eyelids,
moving, brown specks before the eyes, and
metallic ringing In the ears, sour stomach
aiter eating, with belching of gsis, a feeling
of great weight in the stomach, morbid fear
of leaving home, a constant desire to talk of
their symptoms, chills and hot fleshes, head*
and Uvl usually cold and clammy, general
tendency to dryness and coldness of the skin
of the whole body, neuralgic hpadarhe, ner
vous cliills. hysteria, sinking and faint spclU,
distressing palpitation of the heart, inability
to read, write or do any business, urine
atnndant, without color, loss of flesh, sleep
lessness, and sexual excitability. Some of
these symptoms are present in every case.
Mrs. Hannah Lind. of 1132 East Long St..
Columbus. Ohio, writes: "I was for many
years a victim of nervous prostration and
neuralgia. I would have spells, during which
ray suffc-ring was great. All sorts of treat
ment was tried, from which I received li tl»
or no benefit. At last I was induced to try
{ a bottl-> of Pe-ru-na, and after using two bot
j ties of this medicine I found myself mure im
proved than from all the other treatment
I ever received. I believe It to be the b^st
raertieine for the nervous system that I have
ever known. I would heartily recommend It
I to all people who are suffering from any form
! of nervousness. I can hardly estimate the
I value Pe-ru-na has been to me."
Far free Nook on diseases peculiar to hot
weather send to The Pe-ru-na Drug Manufac
turing Company, Columbus, Ohio.
A STATE CENTE*MAIi.
Tenneiwee Al> iat to Celebrate Her
One Hundredth Hlrthitny.
Tennessee is to have a centennial. On
June 1 just 100 years ago the state was for
mally admitted to the Union. At that time
there were only fifteen stars In the field of
our flag, and with the admission of Tennessae
the sixteenth one was added. The celebra
tion will be held in Nashville, and will last
two days. June 1 and 2. There are to be civil
J and military parades, speeches by dlstln
| guished sons of the state, and at the close of
j the second day there Is to bo a sham battle. In
| which hundreds of young men are to partlcl
j pate.
These exercises were originally planned to
j occur at the opening of a grand exposition
similar to that held at Atlanta, but the direct
ors of the enterprise found after a few months
of work that their plans had assumed such
proportions that it would be wiser to postpone
the exposition until they could arranps for an
affair oi such magnitude cs the coming one
promises to be. So the date for the opening:
of the exposition has been fixed for May 1,
1597. The exposition buildings are well under
way now, and the visitors to Nashville during
j the centennial celebration next month will gat
I a gobd idea of what is to be done.
The addresses and ceremonies of the com
ing celebration will deal largely with the
historical features of the event. Few
have given to the country so many illus
trious mimes. From the days of that pic
turesque pioneer and gallant statesman.
David Crockett, Tennesse has furnished men
of brains and power who.se Influence has
been felt in the halls of confess and on t lie
battlefield. Three presidents have come trots
j the old Volunteer State. There waa Andrew
! Jackson, dear to memory as "Old Hi.
! the hero of New Orleans, whose bone:-; now
rest at his old home, the Hermitage, near
Nashville. James K. Polk and Andrew
Johnson also came from Tennessee. The im
mo.tal Kan Houston, who gave Texas to the
Union, was another son of tho blue grass
commonwealth.
The orators will review the severe struggle
which the early settlers had with the In
dians. Twice were tho pioneers driven out
after they had established homes thorp, and
it was not until 1761 that a determined band
of men from North Carolina and Virginia
planted a colony that was lasting. At the
close of the Revolution a settlement was
niado on tho Cumberland river at about the
site now occupied by Nashville. From then
up to 1796 the tract comprising the. i
state wai; part of the time a separate terri
tory, and for a while formed a part of North
Carolina. In ITJI a district territorial gov
ernment was granted to Tennessee, and two
years later it entered the Union.
Of course the thoroughbred will come In
for his share of attention in both the cele
bration and In the exposition, for tho Ten
ii' Beans' would not feel that everything was
just right if there were a fete day and no
horse racing on the programme. They
are almost as proud of the records their
horses have made on the track as of the
careen of their statesmen and patriots. Only
a few miles northwest of Nashville Is lie'le
Meade, the most famous stock farm in the
worW. But th!s is only one of the many
beaut!;ul farms that are scattered through
out the blue grass region. On the broad
acres have been raised horses whose names
have become household words throughout the
Union.
Just what prov'sion is to be made for ex
hibiting the product of the stock farms has
not yet been decided on, but you may bo
sure that this fpaturo will not be omitted,
for the thoroughbred holds as high a place
today as it did when President. Andrew Jack
ton used to race his horse Indian Queen. It
was in those days that an old Tennessee
preacher the Sunday before the greatest race
ever won by the historic Bel Air warned his
flock in these words:
"My good friends, If you don't repent, you
are as certain to go to hell as Bel Air Is to
show herself tomorrow to be the best four
mllo horse on the track."
The commission In charge of the centen
nial celebration and exposition Is mado up
of pushing, energetic men, who have shown
that they mean to make a big success of both
affairs. At the head of the commission as
president Is Col. John W. Thomas, who Is
president of the Nashville, Chattanooga ft
St. Louis railroad. He has on the board
as assistants many able and enthusiastic
men, among them being Gen. W. 11. Jack
son, who waR the original owner of the Belle
Meade farm and who still retains a half In
terest in that property, the other half being
owned by Richard Croker, the Tammany
chieiran. While the celebration will be
largely local, the exposition will be one of
national Interest. —C. T. Baxter.
crnious bed of oyster shells.
New York World.
On a bank of the Housatonlc river, oppo
site the old-fashioned town of Stratford,
Conn., is a pile of ancient oyster shells that
I seems to be practically inexhaustible. For
| fifteen years professional shell gatherers
I have been digging away at the pile, but there
appears to be no appreciable reduction of the
j supply of discarded shells. Thousands of
boat-loads of shells have been removed from
the deposit, but the pile looks to the casual
observer as large as it ever was.
These antique shells are used for "seed-
Ing." That is. they are taken away in the
spring and spread over oyster beds. Oysters
deposit their spawn on these shells, some
times enough for forty oysters in each shell.
How the bed of ancient oyster shells came to
occupy the curious position It has held for
countless centuries nobody can explain.
JITALITYinMENf
aKJ&LS&'&.&. Failing SexuarW
4» WVMa*\ ;>?•&, Strength in Old or 48k
™ •f'fsßflK?*^* YoiulK Men Cttn lv:™
~ 'W^j|2S)<r^-.^TR QDlcklt and pki'.ma-^j^
g» >/. vs/aF^^i .'jC NENTLT cored by ine^B
S wSßt&fcJlP* to a b«»althy. vigoronsJC
MM^mk Nervous m
• NfSJf Vmricocele
11'wK *MW and oil ■waßtlnj»- diaeuaoa, KB
« fl^'^tT »bould wrlt* to ™c for »J'i< -^S
I have beta a clone h i^'jit <Up tfft
'■^otu'lentformflnyyearß [^^£JgJte e .Z~J!R >!j
«kot tUosubject' t v.eak- t M||NE»*32&^ -
in men, the fact SCxl^r'''->i> ~ JW W
•is, I vrra a sufferer my-
«oif. Too b^shrui to * jpag->^7^R[ Bt
{seeit the nld of older AIAnC
mtv orrarmtablaphy- /B /f/
sicians^Hnvoetigatcd Jss\Sakf'w%jil'\
the ptibject deeply and (£*./ Ti/ff/JJI
iliscoTerti-l a simplo M^*. ;■».' 4>L/ '<r*,'i W9
•but ino*l; remari.ably R-i >-^ ZiVi^''^ U
■juocc3aful Remedy VS2 r^V^/ v-v flk
©that completely cured \ .:> '^vjjJftA
mo, oiid fully enl^rgod ma $*#/?* ffi2i&}& 4tX
froma •hrauken, •tunt«d t> Mwtfs/'j&tS f9
X^condition to natural size \P^TMti ii SSL
strength. Iwantevery F/jy ¥|!'I
3Tyoun»proldm»a to know //f \ll
Maaboutit. I takesptrsonol \il\ VI MB
©^V interest in gnchcacea, and V\\ Fif
noouo need hesitate to JKI U J»>
v. rito me, na all communl* Vf
©cations «n> hold strictly "
co^ndoatial. I s«nd the recij* of this r*D-.edy^B
®iiusr>lu--jly free of co«t. I)o not put it off. bnt'^F
write mo fully at once, you will iilwnjs blcas^B
th« day you did so. Address, OT
® THOMAS SLATEIi. Boat IW3
SKi,,p*r of iamoai Kaluuuw Celerj, Kalauaiuo, Bieb.flH

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