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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, UU.
11 North Dakota Roger Allin, republi can. Ohio William McKinley, Jr., repub lican. Oregon William P. Lord, republican. Pennsylvania Daniel A. Hastings, republican. Rhode Island D. Russell Brown, re publican. South Carolina John Gray Evans, democrat. South Dakota Charles L. Sheldon, republican. Tennessee II. Clay Evans, republi can. Texas Charles A. Culberson, demo crat. Vermont Urbana Woodbury, repub lican. Virginia Charles T. O'Fcrrall, demo crat. Washington John H. McGnuv, re publican. West Virginia William A. MacCor kle, democrat. Wisconsin William Henry Uphani, republican. Wyoming William A. Richards, re publican. At the beginning of the present year 24 of the goveri ors were democrats, 16 republicans and 4 fusion and populists. NOT RECEIVING. A Young Widow'! Too Aggreatlva Caller Neatly Rebuked. A man oí the world was wont to call, not unfrequently, upon a young widow, says the Illustrated American. One day the pretty maid at the door an nounced that hr mistress was out of town. On some pretext, however, the man entered. He also talked to the maid. Some days later, knowing that the lady had returned, he called again. He was a bit surprised when a strange maid met him at the door and showed him to the little reception-room. While she carried his card up the stairs, he reflected that she was not so dainty as her predecessor, and she was not so pretty, though her uniform was sim ilar, and her cap was as stiff and her aoron as spotless. He was realizing how much more woman is to the dress than the dress is to the woman, when the maid returned and announced promptly: "Mrs. is not receiving." The man of the world bit his lips it w:, Jj ic first time he had ever been de nied admittance and moved toward the door. The maid held it open for him and as he passed through it she blurted out: "And she says, if you please, sir, the maids receive in the kitchen, sir." A Good Kcanon. An -exchange reports the sarcastic saying of a master of elocution who was instructing an unusually dull pupil. "When you have 1 finished your lecture," said the teacher, "bow grace fully and leave the platform on tiptoe." The pupil was dull, but not so very dull as not to feel surprised at this last re mark. "On tiptoe?" he said. "Yes," answered the teacher, "so as not to wake the audience." DEFIES HEAT AND COLD. A New Kind of Glass Unhurt by Violent Atmospheric Chungón. The new German glass is a new and singular t". parture in that line, disre garding as it does the ordinary princi ple that good glass must contain, to gether with silica and a divalent or trivalent metallic oxide, the oxide of a monovalent metal an alkali metal or thellium but while thus free from alkali can be worked before the blow pipe, and has a small coefficient of ex pansion. The inventor, says the New. York Sun, was led to the production of lis compound glass by studying the jtate of strain in ordinary glass vessels and tubes cooled in contact with air. As a hollow glass vessel, cooled in contact with the air, has its outer skin in a state of compression, while the inside is in a state of tension, it is easily dam aged on the inside, but is resistent on the outside; a hollow glass vessel, if introduced when cold into warm air, has its outer skin thrown into a state of compression, but if, when it is hot, it is exposed to cold air, its outer skin is thrown into a state of tension this being the reason why cold air causes glass . to crack more readily than hot air does. The inventor succeeded in throwing the outer layer into a perma nent state of compression by covering the glass vessel with a thin outer layer of glass which has a small coefficient of expansion. The iludes made of such glass can be filled with boiling aniline and immediately sprinkled on the out side with cold water glass dishes, too, can be heated over the nake.l Bunsen flame without cracking. Pressure tubes of this compound glass arc also made to meet all the requirements of practice and have baen kept in con tinuous use on locomotives for five months. IT IS NOT SLANG. Tho Term "Gent" uml ItH Modern Ap plication. The word "gent" nowadays seems to wear its hat cocked on one side of the head and to walk with a caddish swag ger of vulgar' self-importance. But I know a worthy old lady in the country, writes Edward Eggleston in Century, who calls her husband the "old gent." ujingitnsa title of respect, and such it was ih her childhood and long be fore. In 1754 Bev. Samuel Davies, afterward president of Princeton col lege, traveling in England, describes Rev. Br. Lardner as "a little pert old gent," epithets that would not be flat tering to a minister to-day, nor even dignified for a minister to use. "Pert'' here has the sense of "lively" much as a Kcntuckian might use "peart" or a New Englander "perk." Indeed, I suspect that Davies gave the word the sound of "peart." That Davies used "gent" as a term of respect is shown by his characterization of another rev erend doctor as "a venerable, humble and affectionate old gent." It will not do, therefore, to account a word recent because of its slanginess. When a smoker professes fondness for "the weed" he does not dream that he is wins an epithet applied to tobacco by King James I. in 1020, and that nearly two hundred years earlier than James, in the reign of Edward VI., the hop plant just coming into England was called "the wicked weed." What plant had worn this title of contempt before the hop I do not know. A FATAL SUPERSTITION. Mexicans Regard Smallpox an a Divine Visitation. The poor and ignorant class of Mex icans have an uncanny religious super stition about smallpox. On a recent visit to the interior of Mexico, says a writer in the New Orleans Picayune, I saw mothers carrying around in their arms babies whose ljttle bodies were almost eaten up by smallpox. I was., of course, shocked at the frightful spec tacle, and even offered one deluded mother money if she would take her terribly alHicted child home and call in a physician to attend it. But she re fused my proffer with scorn, and be gan to croon some weird incantation ns she tenderly caressed the little half clad sufferer in her arms. I afterward learned that the ignorant class of Mex icans consider an outbreak of the red pest in their miserable hovels a visita tion of Divine wrath for some sin they have committed. So set are they in this belief that they will do nothing whatever to check the ravages of the disease, except when it attacks their infants, to take the victims in their arras, press them closely to their breasts and pray devoutly and con tinuously to God to forgive them for their wickedness. Of course the small pox runs itscourse after awhile, though never before claiming several member:! of every family as victims, but not un til it does are the aiilicted parents purged of their sins. Kcjunlity of Hvx. It is natural for a woman to resent the imputation that the feminine mind is not so strong as the niut'culinc, and thi i spirit of independence was early mani fested in a schoolgirl living in a Massa chusetts town. She had, too often, perhaps, been made to acknowledge the superiority of her brothers. One day her mother remarked upon the ap parently utter lack of intelligence in a hen. "You can't teach a hen any thing," she said. "They have ruined more of the garden than a drove of cattle would. You can teach a eat, dog, or pig something, but a hen never!" "llm!" exclaimed the child, indignantly. "I think they know just as much as the roosters!" Ad'rnnilack ICehoe. There are some remarkable echoes in the wood-encircled Adirondack lakes. A single whoop will be tossed about a dozen times from a bit of wood hind edging the lake, and when the hist echo ceems to have died away some more distant woodland v ill suddenly take up the call with increased loud ness, mid the sound will at length fade out in extreme distance. The nearer echoes seem to be filled with the inex pressible freshness of the woodland, and it is hard to believe that the sound is mere airy mimicry of the human voice.