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OLD DARKY AT SCHOOL.
r. Jmala- MrCnrkrl, nt Omaha. Jlb la W, llat Nat Too Old la Learn t llrnil. "Urn. Jennie McCorkrl (colored), njcl (IS years, la nltrtidln night Kchixil In Omnhn, Nrl licr iinrpoio lit-ln- I" learn to renil. "1 "tint to go to llenrrn wlirn I ttlr," she says, "anil If I'm going to tin flint I've got r,'0, Die llllile. Hut I never lenrnril to renil vvlicn I waa little, no I've got to lenrn It now. All I'm going " school for In to learn 1o rr-ail the Illble. That's all I want to know," Wlint In true of Mra. McCorkel la Kino true of Mrx, l.lnnlr Copeliind, 60 jrnni old, nnd of Itriijiiiiiln .loncs, 83 jean, old. All nre inemlrr of the colored colony down on the river hot torn nnd nil are attending the night vrfmlons of the Cnss school. They Ik-kmi three week ago, nnd thus far hnre lenrned the nlplinlict find to rend vvonla of two nnd three letters. They don't euro to learn to write. Arithmetic In not In their cur riculum nnd tliey contented to learn pclllng only when told that they could not welt read without It, An IrxMiiwiks they ue Wide, of which rncli lina n liiiiidKomc volume, linninl in leather, with Index and ni-rfrtnal notnttoiiH, "Ignorance la the curc of floil, 1tnowlede the wine wherenlth we fly to llenten," la n favorite ilola tlon of Mra. MrCorkel, nnd llioiiKh lier teacher linn freiiiently told her Dial I liln la from Khnkeaiienre nnd not from the lllhln tier nntner Invnrln lily la: "Well, if It ntn't In the llllde. It iniitht to lie there. It'a true, any war. There are to implls altogether In Ihe school nlleuded liy tint ancient trio, their apes ratiRliifr from aeren to BS 3 ram. Alt work during the tiny unit study nt night. Mmea. McCnrkrl and Coicland take In wnnlilng, while moat of the younger onea are em iilotol na raali Rlrls, iicvvslmra or tnemenRer lioya. Due of the little trlrta, who Uvea Just ncrosa the atrert. tina licen auoiiiid liy "Aunty" Me Corkcl n her apcrliil protege, and when the latter gela aleepy, na alie oflt-ti iloca ntmiit receaa time, "aunty rocka lier to aleep, alnglng to her one of the ipinlnt pmntnlloii chaoti THE PRINCESS VICTORIA. King KdrvarcTa Yoaarteat Danahtf Thoatjli aim I'tivrrd, llaa Had I'relty Lore llomaaee. What Princess Ueatrlce was for many years to Queen Victoria her closest friend and conlldante, tha youngeat daughter of Kdvtard VII, one of tha late queen's numerous namesakes, will be to Uueen Alex andra. Victoria disliked Intensely three things) gns, eats and old maids, and It wns n source of extreme an nnynnce that the Youngest, cleverest nnd least plain of the Wntrs girls In sistetl upon remaining unwed, liul the father and mother of the willful young woman, whether they alietteil her design or not, were nt lenst nc quiescent, nnd It la a fact that she had n much more generous provision M118. M CIJIIKIM. ATHCIIOOI. lenrned many years ago down In "01' Vugliinc." Then, when rehnul la dis missed, she rnrrlra Ihe child Itcroaa the alreet to her Inline uud puis her 1o la'il. A moat kindly spirit nt friendship vxIstH lHtweeu Ihe yiiuiig nud old pnplla of the school. They mlng-li' to j-rtliir on terina of perfect eipiallty uud the guinea of childhood they piny px-iir to Ik enjoyed eiunlly by both. Thu younger pupils do not I nun t the older onea with either their age or color, nnd, on the other liiiml, the older onea luke no offense when aciMclied by the younger onea In their Indira. .Iiiat at prerrut Mrs. McCorkel Is studying from rsntma, large portions r which alie can repeat Iroin mem ory. "O clap jour lianda, all je people, anil about unto lod with the voice of triumph," la one of her favorite pas tuigea. The sentiment aeema to ap- pcnl to her. Hlic Is nble to rend It when she era It In print," snya the trncher, "but when I triiuspnae the words shr srcU ronfused, Bileut letters nve nUo a. grcnt bugbear to her. I'nr example, be enn't iinderatnnil why 'psalm' nhoiild be spelled with n p, ns, I dare nay, few others can. lint she Is gel tin if nlong nicely, nnd for nil thnt I can see she la making about tli same progress as u bright child of nix or seven years. She Is certainly thn most devout soul I ever saw. The Illble la her law for every act of her lire. Chicago ( lironlcle. JVIee Wny to Cook Turnips. All excellent wny to cook turnips is tn cut half n dozen of the'.u Into thin hllcrs, nnd boll IS minutes. He move them from the water, nnd after draining place In n linking dl.ili And pour over them n half-pint of clear wonp stock heated nnd seasoned with lt. cayenne, augur nnd nutinrg, Ilake until lender, and baste from lime to lime with the stock. If the tur nip ure old It will bo necessary tn leave them In the open nbnut 3D minutes. Serve mi a hot platter with the pan gruvy, tn which have been added butter and flour to thicken. Krr.li Rssa llo Not Float. TIic freshness of egga moy bo de ternilncil by placing them In water. Ji stale egg floats, but a ncvv-Iald one sinks to the bottom. Tin: rittxensH victoiiia. Splnslr Iljiaiht-r of lh Klric and Quttn ui urrst utiuui.1 made for her than either of her sis' tcrs enjoyed during their girlhood, 1'rlncesa Victoria Is 32 years old, nnd hna lost the girlish prrltlness vvhteh she oncei ovvned, Hhe has an nrlktocrntlc face, but her features lack animation, and the general effect Is rather henry mid dull. She Is very rrserrrd, prefers books to balls, nnd n tpilet country 1 1 ft, with dogs, horses mid n few chnven friends, to the gay round of society. Ther Is a romantic story concern Ing I'rlneess Victoria, which purports to account for splustrrhnod. It Is said that she fell madly III lore with a handsome young Indlnn prince who visited the l.ngllsh court some years nge. The dark-skinned I'rinee Chnrmlng was amiable, enlightened, highly educnted and fabulously rich, ami he returned the princess affec tion with nrdor. lie wns enter tained nt flnmlrlnghnm, nnd In the course of n walk In the garden found an opportunity tn propose tn the young wniiinn. She accepted him, pro visionally, of rourse. A princess enn do no more. The prince of Wales fa vored Ihe nlllnnce, but the princess, n remarkably proud woman, by the wny, opposed It bitterly. The tpieen waa also ngainat the hirers. However. Itwasnntdceinedwtse to refuse point blank so powerful n ruler, even If he were of n subject rnce, so he wns ad vised to return tn India and let the matter be discussed by the princess' family, lie wrnt, nnd within n very short time died n victim In the plague. The members of the roynl family not dlrrclly concerned breathed sighs nt polite regrei mm limine re lief. I'rlneess Victoria sufferrd deep- Ir She hna never been very strnnr since nnd hna nppenrrd but little In society. She wished tn become nn army nurse, but n princess Is denied the solace of hard work, which lint done so much for aching henrts the world over. She wears always n soil' venlr of her prince n ruby rlnc, which was brought her after Ml denth by n servant. lately gossip lias iH-iroinrii ner it I'rinee (leorge of tlreece, hut there has la-en no otlleial announcement nl the enu'icemenl. If she remains nn married, her long seclusion "III have In lie broken now. The pomp nnd inngnlllcenee of IMwnrd's court will force her to lake her proper place ni the only unmarried daughter of the house. The queen. It is well known, suffers from deafness, and shrink1 from nil except Imperative public da' ties, so that Victoria will be called upon to represent her mother nt I'rlneess Uentrlce did so often the lade queen, Detroit 1'ree l'rrss. TO RULE HUSBANDS. PITH AND POINT. If you bestow a favor, forget lt If you receive one, remember IL Chicago Dally News. Every owner of n dog says It won t bite, except nt night, when It Is very fierce Atchison Olobc. "Prof. Thompson snya that electrlo cars will travel nt the rate of 100, miles an hour." "liy gum, lt'a hard enough to get 'em to stop for n fel low now." Cleveland l'lalu Denier. 'That friend of yours must spend Ms whole salary for tha clothes on his back." "Oh, I don't know! 1 have heard that he gets most of his clothes on his face," Indianapolis Jfews. The Absent Friend. "How well Mrs. (HIlwMr.'h holds her ngel" "Isn t It wonderful? You would not think that she was n day nrcrSO, If shs didn't try to act lis It sho were 01" Indianapolis Press, '.So, I won t give you n piece ol my tipple," snapped his slater, "And who wns It," thn boy Inquired, re proach fully, "that spoiled the pinna so you didn't hnve to practice for a week?" Philadelphia Times. "Vour town," i;ald the Chleagonn "la called the 'City of thn Straits.' 1 believer' "Yes," replied the De roller) "and yours, I suppose, might be known ns tha 'City of the Crooks.' " Philadelphia liecord. A Melhndlst critic, wishing to put tils bishop "In n hole," or, ns Dr, William llverctt would sny, "to de posit him In n cnvlly," askrd In open meet Ing whether or not tha bishop cnuia tn the osifcrenee In n Pullman cor. "Yes." the bishop cheerfully replied) "do you know nnv coaler way?" lloslon Christian lli'glstcr. Johnny (lo the minister nn n visit) "My father says ho never heard such n stupid sermon ns you deliv ered Inst Sunday, lie told mother so." The Minister "Did Jie7 And what did mother sny?" Johnny "She said It didn't begin tn bo ai stupid as your talk when you enme hero on a visit." lloslon Transcript THE GALLIERA FORTUNE. slarlllna llevelnimienl of the fta. Called View Wtaiiniiliiind .VmiinaT Hie Wives nt Merlin. flrrmany has of lute years been the stronghold of lunscullnlly. The tier man women have been held up na para gons of all domestic virtues nnd stead faslly opposed to new uiiiiiiinhood. lint even tn (icrmany the thronn nl man la shaking. llerllu now has nn Association of Married Women for Ihe Control of Husband. The constitution mid by laws haven't been made public, nud thn meetings nro prlvntc, but the name nlone npeua broad vlstna of specula tion ns to the function of thenasochv tlon. Presumably Ihe women will nil read papers mid compare experiences, and the discussions will tuke on n remin iscent mid nnccdMal chararter that will make them even livelier than a So ini.ls election day. Of course, American cluMvnmcn will look pityingly nt their Teutonic sla ters' effort to throw oft the yoke. Or ganized effort toward the control o( husbands Isn't necessary over here. As the Wonderland lied Queen would say I "Oh, we passed that long ngo.M Each American woman controls her own liusbaml with an ease that leaves her time nnd'cnergy for problems more vital. Still, the (ierman women havo -nnfle a step In the right direction. What the feelings of the (lcrmnn husband nro when he sees his wlfset ting forth ton meeting of the A.M.W. T', C. II, Is beyond conjecturing. flnmanlln lllllorr at laherllrd niches Nnvr 1'asseaaed hf Ike Kmpresa I'rederlrk. firrman papers state that one nt tha chief motives of the king's recent visit tn Empress Frederick Is con nected with some alteration alie Is making In her will, especially with regard tn the disposal of the hand some fortune she Inherited from Duchess de Onlllern, nn ercentrla but eotossnlly rich (lenoese lady. The duchess was the coheiress with her sister, Ditches Melsl, of the ancient bouse of llrignnle Kale, sn Intlinnlely associated with the Italian career of Van Dyke, snya the London Chron icle. She married early In life Duke Ferrari dl Oalllcro, whose father was rich banker nnd miser, who wns one day found dead In his secret cellar surrounded by his enormous nccumu latlnn of gold and silver. The subse quent mysterious murder ot n valet attached to the service of the duke rendered (lenon Insuppnrlnble to the young couple, nnd they left It for good anil proceeded tn Paris, enrry' Ing with them the greater part nt their fortune. In tlioie dnys South Africa and Mexico were tha "Africa" of the llnnnelnl world, nnd the (inUlcrna speculated largely nnd soon nmasscil nn Incredibly large fortune, which they spent royally and with, n lienev. olenee only loo rarely found In mil lionaires In 1RS0 JC 1,000,000 wns pre sented by them tn the city of (lenoa for the enlargement of the port: every relation and old friend wns handsomely pensioned, mid later nn oilier i;1,ooo,ikio wns spent In the erection of n iiingnluYcut hnipltnl, n monastery for the lienevolcnt In puelilu monks, nn nrplinnngn nnd n retrent for old priests I hen the nn cestral palace, the superb Pulurxoltos' so, with Its wonderful collection ot pictures, especially of Van Dyke, and Its library were presented tn the city, Equally fortunate wna the city ol Tarla, where, the name of flalllern Is still synonymous with mngnlflrcncc, Empress Frederick was ono of the duchess' most Intimate friends, nnd when her death occurred she left her majesty nearly n quarter of a million of money. The only son of this lie ncvolent couple refilled to nssume his title, nnd became n Christian so cialist nnd known ns plain Slg, Ferrari; a granddaughter, however, Is the present Princess Ilirghrse, The tnunilirenen of tha (Inllleras was not confined to public, charities, but their private benevolence exceeded that which has made their namo Justly famous and revered. A UNITED STATES MARSHAL Thanks Peruna For His Rapid Recovery From Catarrh. HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRSlC ailiBsklllt! EX.UMTKD STATES M AltSIIAL MATTHEWS, OF MISSISSIPPI. Hon. 8. H. Matthews, ex-Unltcd States Marshal of Mississippi, In a recent tetter to The Peruna Medicine Company ot Columbus, Ohio, written from Hazelhurst, Miss., says I mm happy to tay that I am cured ot catarrh and need no more attention from you. It Is a great satisfaction that I am able to write you that Peruna has In my case done all that you claim, and that I will need no more medicine." sais Hon. J. I'. Crooker, Hun t lluffslo, H. Y., Public Schools, The great multlfude take this rem edy without any other odvlce than the directions to be found upon the bottle and In the pamphlets, Thcra ore those who prefer, however, to cor respond with Dr. Hartnian durlng thclr sickness. To nil such he will make prompt and careful answer without charge. v v Hon. J. F. Crookcr, of Buffalo, Jf. Y. who was for years Superintendent or Schools at Duffulo, In a letter dated October 10 write! ii have been a suttcnr from ca- tarrh six or seven yesrs, and after trying many remedies was In duced by a Mend to take Peruna. The results have been highly satis factory. I take pleasure In rec ommending Pe runa to any one suffering with catarrh, as my cure Is complete." Hon. II. II. Dovlncr. Congressman from West Virginia, In n letter from Washington, D. C, to The Peruna Med icine Co., says the following of their cdtnrrh remedy, l'crunai "I Join with my colleagues In ths House of Itcprcscntatlrcs In recom mending your excellent remedy. Peruna, as a good tonic nnd also aa effective euro for catarrh." Mrs. Mary C. Fentress writes from Paradlse.Tex the following! "I think I can say that your good advice and mcdlclmt has cured me of chronic ca tarrh. I have had no pains In my head since I hnve taken Peruna. I hav e been In bad health ever nlnce '59, and have taken a good many medicines which were only of temporary relief. Peruna Is the cntarrh cure. The Peruna stopped my cntarrh of the head so that 11 did not become chronic, and 1 am very thankful for Dr. Hartman'a advico and m'edlclnc." Peruna Is a specific, for nil catarrhal diseases. It acts quickly and bene ficially upon tho Inflamed mucous membrane thus removing the cause of catarrh. Catarrh Is catarrh wherever localed. Catarrh is essentially the same every f lere. The remedy that will cure catarrh In one situation will cure It la all situations. 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