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r"jnlul" . .-..v.v,. coil I A ftp FASHION. I White toilet of the daintiest description Will be tbe rage nest season. All shades of blue are fashionable, from the deepest flower-de-luce dyes to the faintest forgetmenot tints. The old fashioned princess shaped nn derslip is very much in fashion this year, out with a rounded or square shaped half low neck and short sleeves. Not only does the graceful princess dress ppear among gowns from Paris formed of satin, brocade and crisp corded silks, but in 6upple taffetas, silk veilings, mus lins, nets and crepes de chine. The blouse effect remains on the Imme diate front of many bodices, but blouses entire have given place to closely fitted waists with almost seamless backs, deeply curved under arm seams and an effect of a waist very closely litted. Open mesh or semitransparent fabrics are the materials used in making some of the handsomest and most fashionable gowns for the comincc season. Frequently these dresses are mounted over founda tions of figured instead of patterned 6ilk or satin. Half worn silk or satin waists can be very easily and effectively freshened by the addition of a shirred blouse front formed of plain or sequined net and arranged over an underblouse of colored silk or satin, rive-eighths of a yard each of the satin and net will make the blouse front. Soft gray tulle, orange velvet in two distinct shades, a spray of mignonette, a cluster of Mermet roses, two large stand ing ostrich plumes of orange color shading to white on the tips, and a buckle of very brilliant Irish diamonds compose a mod el for a dress ha't made by a French artist. Lace in some form or other will be used upon nearly all dressy summer toilets. If the silk gown, for instance, is trimmed with rows of narrow velvet ribbon, there will bo a gnimpe or yoke of fancy lace, and if the bodice is merely a plain open jacket, beneath will be worn a blouse of net or of plain silk, trimmed with points or insertions. New York Post. THE KINETOSCOPE. lace There is a fortune in store for the man that will invent a tireless bicycle. Detroit Journal. In all crises this nation has two great sustaining forces Its sense of honor and Its sense of humor. Chicago Record. Planting harbors with mines is Intended to welcome the enemy's vessels by giving them a blowout. Philadelphia Times. Bloomers which bloom in the conserva tory are more popular than the bloomers which bloom on the wheel. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. Norway adopts universal suffrage, and It Is doubtful if there is any nation bettor qualified by education and temperament to exercise it worthily. New York Trib une. A Sturgeon young man who went to claim his bride on their wedding day last week found her in bed with measles, but he married her just the Eame. Kansas City Star. A Berlin cook has sued a German prince for cash loaned to bim at various times in the past few years. We are surprised neither at the wealth of the kitchen noblo nor the poverty of the prince. Philadel phia North American. There is a man in tbe Texas state prison for having 16 living wives, while Mr. Luetgert is in the Illinois penitentiary for having one dead wife. In any event mar riage seems to be rather a hazardous prop osition. Kansas City Star. Pigeon throat and fuchsia reds art the most fashionable tints in this oolor. With tbe new spring jacket, which flares and shows the vest, lace edged ba tiste rnfflea should be worn. The bang is coming into favor once more in the dressing of hair. It is a small affair now, but promises to have a larger and greater future. Wide collars of lace or plaited mons eeline de eoie coming out from a nar rows collar of velvet or silk are one of the features of dress trimming. A feature of the warm weather season promises to be the white costume. Tai lors and dressmakers, shoemakers and milliners, all tell the Bame tale. In sharp contrast to the hats which tip down over the face and np at the back are those which turn back directly in front with a sort of halo effect in a wreath of flowers. A novel treatment of a brocaded silk evening bodice shows the pattern in the silk cut out around the neck and em broidered in buttonhole stitch for a fin ish. Above this, coming from under neath, is a frill of chiffon. Added to the variety of cravats and neckties which are one of the season s fads is a large bow of white gauze do soie trimmed across the ends with many rows of tartan checked baby ribbon either plain or quilled. Spotted net trimmed with ribbon is another fancy. Liberty satin is a favorite material for tea gowns, which are made very dressy with lace applique down the front breadth, a frill of lace around the skirt and a fichu of chiffon tied with long ends at the side, striped with lace insertion and finished with a lace frill. The spring capes are covered with lace or chiffon or both. Frills of lace are lined with other frills Of chiffon, with possibly a frill of colored silk un derneath, and a series of these ruffles forms the entire garment, with a little break at the neck, where there is a high collar. New York Sun. ftuffles, Racking, Pan Tacks, Etc Mark the Drewy Summer Costume. - The modes of making and trimming the bodice are very nearly on the old lines. The sleeves are simply a little smaller, and while tbe skirt bas acquir ed a reputation for shifting methods of construction the simple gored skirt with five or seven gores and less full ness is still very popular. Of course, a skirt tnmmiog of some sort is almost a nesessity, but it is an easy matter to supply this with rows of ribbon gather ed or sewed on plain, ruches of chiffon, net or silk and milliner's folds or stitched bands of silk or satin. The organdie, lawn and pique gowns displayed as new models are more or less elaborately trimmed with ruffles, raphes, insertions, puffs and tucks, quite like the old dresses of 80 years ago. Insertions of lace, alternating with groups of tucks or'narrow ruches from the hem nearly to the waist, are one of the many fancies, while there is appar ently no limit to the possibilities of gathered satin ribbon in the narrow widths. The prettiest ruffled skirts are the grenadines ruffled with lace and chiffon and the organdies, which are very quaint, decked out in ruffles more effect ively arranged by separating them two or three inches. The skirt, with one wide circular flounce set into tbe apron shaped upper part, is already so com mon that, according to all previous rul ings of fashion, it must soon have a downfall. Black mousseliue de soie frills, rnch- iugs aud plai tings in very narrow widths Adopted or HORSE TALKS. 2, BOO APHORISMS OF TENNYSON. Education, as we call education, would have spoiled John Bright. It Is the authors more than the diplo mats who make nations love one another. Writing to order is what I hate. They think a poet can write poems to order as a bootmaker makes boots. "Vice sometimes appears to me as the shadow of idleness. I do not feel horror when I see sin and misery, but shame for the sake of God. The higher moral Imagination enslaved to sense is like an eagle caught by the feet in a snare, baited with carrion, so that it can not use its wings to soar. Matter Is a greater mystery than mind. What such a thing as a spirit is apart from God and man I have never been able to conceive. Spirit seems to me to be the reality of the world. When I see society vicious and the poor starving in great cities, I feel that it is a mighty wave of evil passing over the world, but that there will be yet some new and strange development which I shall not live to see. "Life of Lord Ten nyson." EDUCATIONAL NOTES. Montreal has shipped fully horses to England this winter. King of Diamonds, 2:07J. will be campaigned by Levi Turner, Chicago. It is said that 9.750 stumps of trees have been taken from the new track, at Bridgeport, Conn. The first ten pools sold on the Tran svlvania stake, won by Kremlin in 1892, sold for $ 18,000. Barley, the principal horse reed in California, is bringing $26 a ton, with the prospect of going higher. The horses of the German cavalry regiments are shod with paper shoes, which are both light and durable. I A lunatic, recently committed to the ' asylum from Sutton, Ont., imagined he was very wealthy and bought every horse he saw. Five carloads of horses were recently chipped from Montana to Edmonton, Northwest Territories, for use on the overland route to the Klondike. A lightweight German jockey named Walther will ride in England this year. He is well over 30 years of age and can go to scale as light as 91 pounds. The horseless carriage has not yet had any perceivable effect in diminish ing the use of the carriage drawn by the genuine everyday serviceable horse. Quo Vadis, the name of that popular historic novel, has been appropriated as the name of a horse. It is safe to say no one will appropriate the name of the author. Three French horse buyers arrived at the Chicago stockyards recently. The additional tariff of $40 per head, if im posed by France, will not affect that market in the least. Horseman. During 20 years the increase of pupil at Indian schools, not including New York Indians, has been about 15,646. The smallest salary paid professors at Glasgow university is 13,000, the largest $8,200, the total amount being $118,000. During the aoademio year 1896-7 tbe 21 German universities granted 2,371 doc tors' degrees, 1,187 of them in medicine, 829 In philosophy, 835 in law and 20 in theology. Erlangen seems to be the fa vorite place for the final examinations, S32 degrees having been taken there. Oxford university has been obliged ta lock up the books in the Badoliffe Camera, where the reference books of the library are kept, owing to so many volumes being stolen. The worst offenders are said to be undergraduates preparing for examina tion, and the greatest sufferer the depart ment of history. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. To scald milk set it in a Jug or basin In a pan of cold water over the fire. When the water boils, the milk is scalded. After linen Is marked and before it is laundered iron both sides of tbe same with an iron as hot as it is possible to have it without scorching the goods. Never commit the blunder of sending Into a sickroom pure white flowers. They bint of that last long sleep which the bravest of us do not care to contemplate. For all green vegetables use soft water, salted and freshly boiling. Cook rapidly until soft. The time will depend upon the age or the freshness of the vegetable. POLITICAL QUIPS. "The stateman," said the corn fed phi losopher, ''differs from the rest of nature. Levity holds him down and gravity helps bim to rise." Indianapolis Journal. - It is a curioos thing that the people who go into politic and suddenly get rich gen erally possess an inordinate hatred for those who get rich and suddenly go Into politics. New York Press. GLASS MAKING. APHORISMS. People do not lack strength; they lack WilL Victor Hugo. No man is born into this world whose work is not born with him. Lowell. Things don't turn up in this world till somebody turns them up. Garfield. While we are considering when to begin it is often too late to act.-7-Quin- tilian. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Franklin. There never was a day that did not bring its own opportunity for doing good that never could have been done before and never can be again. W. H. Burleigh. The longer I live the more deeply am I convinced that that which makes the difference between one man and anoth er between the weak and powerful, the great and insignificant is energy. invincible determination a purpose cinoe formed, and then victory or death. Fowell Buxton. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Glass bottles were made In Brooklyn In 1754. Strass invented the glass that bears his name In 1760. Window glass was made by Bobert Bewes of Boston in 1785, and two years later glass works were established in Essex ' street, Boston. Window glass was manufactured at Pittsburg in 1808. A flint glass manufactory was estab lished at Sandwich, Mass., in 1825. The revival of colored glass window making in Germany, France and England occurred between 1820 and 1832. The revival of glassmaking at Venice occurred in 1838. Essays In colored glass window work on new and original lines were attempted In tbe United States in 1870. Experiments in glassmaking were in stituted in New York in 1873. Mr. Louis C. Tiffany made his first church figure window in 1878. Porous glass was Invented by M. A pert at Paris in 1895. Tiff any 'b Favorite Glass. is now war war between tbe -United States and Spain, war between liberty ' and despotism, war between manhood and 'kingcraft, between humanity and barba rism, between tbe twentieth century and Aha twelfth. Louisville Courier-Journal. A ItUCHED MUSLIN GOWK. give a very Parisian air to we aressy gowns, and there is no end to the way of using them. A touch of black is a conspicuous feature of dress in general. Even the cotton gowns are trimmed with ruches of black tulle. The prevailing style of bodice in thin . .. ... -, i t -. , i gowns is the plain DacK witn a iihiu fullness at the belt, a medium blouse front and tbe gnimpe neck of white chiffon or lawn tucked and trimmed with lace insertion. The sleeves may be of white, too, if you like. A frill of lace, embroidered batiste, or ruches of the muslin finish the shoulders. The New York Sun, from which the forego ing items of fashion are gathered, illus trates a dressy muslin gown. It has a puffed yoke aud shows a series of nar row ruches on the skirt, edging the front of the bodice and striping the sleeves. A wide sash of back chiffon is the striking feature of this gown. In Germany there is a society of wo men that on hearing of the departure of a servant from any household investi gates the housewife instead of the serv ant. " The laws of Maryland do not limit the punishment which may be inflicted for the desecration of graves and ceme teries, except that such desecration is not a capital offense. The town of Dornstettin, in Wurt- temberg, has its funds so well invested that the inhabitants, instead of paying taxes, receive a bonus of $25 each an nually, besides free firewood and free use of land for raising vegetables. A Russian wooing culminates in the betrothal feast, at which the bride elect casts off a long tress of hair and gives it to her betrothed, who in turn pre sents her with bread and salt, an alm ond cake and a silver ring set with turquoises. - Be lied tbe Claque. Jacob Schontag, for 40 years head of the claque at the Vienna Opera House, is dead. He knew all the operas of the repertory by heart, knew the strong and weak points of all tbe artists and held a rehearsal of his subordinates in the afternoon before the production of an opera, when he drilled them on the parts of the production where their work was to be put in. He watched tnem during tbe performance from a seat that commanded a view of the whole house, but fever applauded him- eu save in deanerate cases. Cream of Spinach Soup. The Ladies' Home Journal gives this recipe for cream of spinach, a somewhat unusual soup: Fick the leaves from tne stems of two quarts of spinach, wash through several cold waters, 6hake lightly to free from sand, and throw them into a warm kettle; there will be sufficient water remaiuing on the leaves to create steam for the cooking. Shake and toss for about five minutes. Drain the spinach ; chop it very fine, and then press it through a sieve. Add gradually, stirring all the while, one quart of cold milk. Tbe mixture should have the con sistency of thin cream and be of a bright erecn color. Put in a double boiler, moisten a teaspoonful of arrow root or half a tablespoouf ul of cornstarch with a little cold milk; add to the soup; stir uutil boiling, strain through a sieve; add half a teaspoonful of salt, and just as you turn it into the tureen add a tablespoouf ul of butter broken into bits. Two Sunshade Just From Parte. One of large size is covered with black lace having -an applique of the richest silk embroidery in relief, repre senting roses and foliage. Inside this is lined with bouillouneesof black chiffon, the handle of wood 'tinted to go with the embroidery. Tbe other is larger than we have been accustomed to, dome shaped, the ground dark blue with fes toons of gayly striped silk all round. at the S' ate Convention tbe Populist Party The Populist convention at Raleigh Wednesday adopted the following "Fusion" resolutions by a vote of 675' to 285: Wheeeas, the People's party was organized to remove the causes that produce bard times in the midst of plenty by overthrowing tbe domina tion of the gold ring aud its allied trusts and monopolies, and by restor ing our government on tbe great fun damental principals of good govern ment advocated by Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln. Whereas, today the rank and file of all parties (including a large major ity of the voters ol the United States) unequivocally agree with us on the great fundamental questions involved and the results for which we have constantly striven, and Whereas, the only difference be tween this great majority of patriotic voters is as to Questions of detail ana method, now therefore Resolved (1), That. we most earnest ly endorse the three addresses lecent- ly issued by t he national'chairman of tbe People's Party, and the open let ter of Hon. Wm. J. Bryan in the New York Journal, urging an honorable and harmonious co operation of all who oppose the domination of gold and monopoly, and who favor tbe overthrow of the national bank and railroad influence in controlling legislation. Resolved (2), That in the coming State election, we invite the patriotic co operation of any party or faction or a party, wbo favors tne aoove gen eral principles and who will co operate with us to secure. the following results viz: 1. To elect nine free silver and anti monopoly Congressmen. 2 To elect six judges of ability and high character, and free from partisan bias. 3 To elect twelve solicitors, fearless and impartial. 4. To elect an anti-monopoly Legis lature pledged to the following meas ures, viz: A. A Legislature opposed to the demonitization or silver by private contract, and which will enact legis lation to put a stop to the giving and taking of gold notes and mortgages. B A Legislature opposed to govern ment by injunction, and which will enact sufficient legislation including a license law similar to tbe Wisconsin statue, toffectually prevent tbe re moval to Federal courts of all causes which should be tried in our State courts".' O. A Legislature opposed to the 99 year lease of tbe North Carolina Rail road, and will use all lawful and legiti mate means to set same aside. D A Legislature opposed to free passes, and which will make the pres ent law prohibiting tbe giving of free passes apply equally to those receiving the same. E. A Legislature in favor of a free ballot and a fair count, and which will enact legislation guaranteeing to each political uarty the right or be ing represented on all election boards by representatives of its own selection. F A Legislature in favor of a sys tem of local self government and which will enact under proper safe- guatds sufficient legislation to guaran tee tbe counties tbe rignt to elect their local officials. G. A Legislature in favor of a re duction of freight, passenger and ex- Dress rates, ana of telegraph and teie phone tariffs to the gold standard level. That will endorse the action or Commissioner Pearson in takiog a stand for such reduction, and which will favor upholding the Railroad Commission law, making the same ffective according to all of its intents and purposes, and which will enact legislation providing for the election of Railroad Commisioaer by the people. Kesoived. mat tris convention elect a conference committee, which hall be authorized to confer with any party or faci ion of a party, that de clares its endorsements of the above principles and purposes, and that fa vors co-operation witn tne jreopie s party, to carry the same into effect upon such Oasis as will maintain in tact tbe integrity of tbe People's par tv. and as will preserve to it not less than its present representation in both State and national a lairs Said to Be a Sara Preventive of Yel low Fever and Grip. Boston Standard. Many yearn bbto Casey Young, member of Congress) from Memphis, Tenn , told me that be and many others escaped from yellow - fever. which had been prevailing to a terrible extent in Memphis, by simply wearing powdered sulphur in their shoes. In one instance he had a large number of gentlemen in his offices and advised them in regard to this matter, and every man who acted upon his advice escaped the lever, wnue quite a number of them who did not, had it. When the grip was attacking almost every family in Boston a few years ago, I sent an officer to the Bryan match factory, who reported that out ot tne large number of per sons employed there not one had been attacked by the grip. I die tinctly remember reading some years ego that all persons working in the Italian sulphur mines escaped the malaria that prevailed all about them. I remember also, in a book written by an eminent German physician, translated into English, his assertion that persons observing the ordinary rules ot health and wearing eulphur constantly in their shoes were completely protected from cholera, I have also had at different times evidence given me that the wearing of sulphur in the shoes has ia various cases cured persons bfiiicted with rheumatinm. It may bet but the old New Eng land custom of our forefathers and fort-mothers, giving to their chil.lren every spring brimstone and molasses, was not without a good foundation, and the effect of a few doses, as many of us know, is sufficiently powerful to blacken the silver pieces carried in one's pockets, so that ear conductors and others sometimes hesitate to receive them. ANGLiO-SAXON ALLIANCE. Tbe Red and the White Meats. An item worthy of uote is that red meats require longer for digestion than white meats meuuiug poultry, game, rabbits, and so on which are conse luentlv specially suited to those who take little open air txercise. Onion Puree, To IH cupfals of onions, boiled end rubbed through a sieve, add one-third a cup of cream, the yolks of two eggs; salt and pepper to taste. Leat together thoroughly and reheat before serving. Boston Cooking School. THE ROYAL BOX. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. 'What children need is mere models and fewer critics. . One way to put In your time ia over the pawnbroker's counter. When some men do you a little favor, thev expect a due bill for it. .The self made man is seldom satisfied with tbe creations of other people. Phllosoohv doesn't prevent the hiss of escaping air from a punctured threw. There are only two classes of women In tbe world those who are married and those who are willing to be. Chicago Queen Wilhelmina of Holland is fond of art, but ha declared that she wholly dis likes music The kaiser will shoot deer in Scotland in the fall for the first time since 1878, when he was a youth of 19. Prince Nicholas of Montenegro bas written a farce for tbe Cettinje stage en titled "Bow One Is Born." He had previ ously written a tragedy. : Princess Maud of Wales Is an excellent chess player, and one of the few publio movements with which sbe bas allowed her name to be associated is the ladies' in ternational chess congress. Queen Amelia of Portugal is said to be one of tbe best dressed women or tbe day, Her bicycle costumes are such models of good taste that they are immediately copied by other women of society as soon as they . Believes In Women Doctors. Lord Sandhurst, governor of Bombay, is a strong believer in women doctors, and at the recent opening of a hospital. which is in charge of a woman, ha said that those who made fun of the new woman's desire to lot low tne medical profession could have no idea what a blessing such women were to the unfor tnnato of their se. One of Difficulty Oar Interest to Enter Into It. Charlotte Observer. The question is one of great diffi culty. Mr. Chamberlain's recent speech bas brought it to the front, switched it on to the main line and given it tne rigbt ot way. it we n- tuse, hiiigland, who sees that sbe can no longer safely remain un allied with other world powers, will no doubt turn to some combination of conti nental nations to And her future friends Tbe United Staffs has never been without sympathizers in the mother- country. Even in the evil hour of oppression, Burke and the Pitts defied public opinion at home and openly declared their sympathy for and admiration of the far-away struggling colonies. English friend ship has increased as the century has drawn nut its length. The long and short of it is that England is alarrutd at the threat of a pan European combination age inst her, and needs a powerful ally, fehe has i maximum of ships, but a mini mum ol men. 1 be opposite is trueo us. If Russia, Germany and France heed Japan's recent appeal to' make us 1ft so of tbe Philippines, we will ned tbe help of the Riitish battle ships. I he United states and Great Britain each posfessi s something the other has., t got and needs. And therefore it is to our interest to enter into it. SPANISH NAMES. Pronunciation and Meaning of a Pew Now on Every Tongue. Havana, Ha-vah-nah. The Span ish form of this name is La Habana, tbe letter b being given here the sound of v. Habana is an old Spanish word for harbor, no longer in use, in this sense in common speech, tbe modern word for harbor being puerto. It is akin to our word haven. The full name of the town ia San Cristobal de la Habana San .Cristoval (accent on the final syllable) theylah Ha-vah-na, "St. Christopher of the Haven." Matanzas, Mat-an-zas, means "Slaughter Yards." Cardenas, Carr-day-nas. Cieofuegos, Cee-ain-fway-gos (o as in no), means "Hundred Fires." Santiago de Cuba, Saint-ee-ah go they, Coo-va, "Saint James (Santo Iago) of Cuba." Santiago y (ee) Vic toria, "Saint James and Victory," is, or was rormeny, tne Spanish battle-cry. Puerto Rico, Poo ere-to Rteco, "Rich Port." San Juan, San Whan, "St. John." Cristobal Colon. Cris to-val Co-lone accent in both words on final sylla ble), "Christopher Columbus." Aimirante Oouendo. Al-mee-ran-tav O cain do, "Admiral Oquendo." Viscaya, v in ca-ya (av bas the sound of y in by.) "Biscay." iuirore, r-oo-rure (accent on last syl lable ) "Fury." Fluton. Fiu-tone (accent on last svl- able). "Pluto" tieina Cristina. Ray-na Crls-tee-na, Queen Cristine." Cavite, Cah-vee-tah (three syllables. not two ) Corregidore. Curr-rav-he-dore (Isla de) Tbe accent is on the last sylla ble, wbicu has the sound of the last syllable in commodore. The name means "Mayor's Island." Tortugas, Tor-too-gas, "Turtles." Montijo, Mon-tee-bo. name of tbe commander of the Spanish fleet at Manila. (This name In also given as Montojo and Montej i ) Cevera, Cere-yay-ra. an me of the commander of the Cape Verde fleet. The vowel in the first syllable has the sound of ee in ne'er. 'FIGHTING JOE," OK ALABAMA. STRIKING SNAPSHOTS. I never saw a fruit bearing Chris tian who was not a student of tbe Bible D. L. Moody. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul, and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant. Balloa. The man who does not strive t live the lessons he learns will finally lose both life and lessons. Rev C. 11 Hubbell. lhere is a Sunday conscience as well as a Sunday coat: and those who make religion a secondary con cern put the coat ana conscience carefully by to put on only once a week Dickens. If asked what is the remedy for the de?pest sorrows of the human heart, to sustain a man under trials ana enable bim manlul'y to confront his afliictions, we must point him to something, which, in a well known hymn, is called "the old, old story,' told of in an old, old Book, which is the greatest and beet gift ever given to mankind V . k,. Gladstone. There is not a useless passage in the Bible. Every one means jut what it says. There is figurative language in that old book, but gen erally speaking the promises are not figurative. Ihey are given for use, and every one bas its own value. God gave tbem to be used. Use them then as God intended. They are given for help. They were meant to cheer and strengthen. Int the mind be fall of tbem. We onght; never to be afraid of God's providences, when they seem to break up our lives and crush cur hopes, and tyen to turn us awa) from our chosen paths of usefulness and service. Wnen tin shuts one door, it is because He has another standing open for our fret. When He breaks ou- livr s to pieces, it is because they will do more for His glory and the world's good, broken and shattered, than whole. The Presbyterian. . Never Aekert for an Order and Ni ver Objected to One. "General Wheeler, do you fxpee to ero to tuba? asked a Chatta nooga Times interviewer on Wedues day. "I don't know w hether I will go to the island or not," replied the Gen eral. "During my whole military career I never asked tor an order or objectel to an order, nor have nskf d a moment's delay in obeying an order. General brooke is now my commander and every effort of mine will be to promptly and strictly com ply with his orders and to make my command efficient. I take it this way, that the Government knows all of the acts, and the soldiers have nothing to do save carry out the policy of the Administration and obey promptly the orders of the commanders. As yet I have received no intimation about going to Cuba. 1 am ready to go wherever my com mander may duect. "This, added General v heeler, looking around at the cavalry, "looks I ke old times. I'm glad to be here." AN INDIAN'S PLEA. Sounds a "War Whoop of Alarm Against the Destroyer.. Contributed by W. C. T. U. A most interesting contribution to a recent number of The Naw Time, in that entitled. "An Indian's Plea for Prohibition." It is written by th venerable Simon Pokagon, chief f the Pottawattamies, a large portion of whose life has been spent in secur ing from the United States govern ment the purchase price of the land upon which Chicago now stands, and which was ceded by his fathers for a small consideration. "Though born an Indian chief," says Pokagon, "I am a citizen of the United States, having the right of petition." He declares his bitter hatred of the "beverage of hell," and is puzzled to understand how it is that the white people, notwithstanding their intel ligence and marvelous achievements in the realm of science and invention their "almost divine works declare to all the world by words and deeds that they are not able to provide means whereby they can destroy that great devilfish wbich their own I hands have fasbioned and launched upon tbe sea of human life " The science of government, he rightly concludes, has not kept pace with progress in other directions. "Chris tian charity," says this child of the or8 in his impassioned appeal, "may try to clothe the nakedness of politicians and statesrneu by declar ing that they are so blinded by the love of party and so fearful of the liquor ballot they will not hear the wile and tbe mother pleading-, the little children and the orphans weep ing; but this is no excuse. Not until the dove shall cease to fear the hawk that steals her young will Pokagou cease to sound the war whoop of alarm against the destroyer of your children and ours." And every sovereign citizen of these United States, must, if be be honest with himself, echo the words of the old Indian chief, "There is no excuse." Why V. 8. TRAINING GUNNERS. Are Good Blue Jackets Mtrkimrn. That Uacle Sam's are first-rate marksmen tant practice and cipline. gunners thorough dis- v. ' IN MARCHING ORDER. The Load tbe Soldier Carries While on tbe Road. The outfit of an infantry soldier in the United States army on active service which must be carried on campaign is as follows : Two blankets, 10 pounds. One rubber poncho, 2 pounds. One half shelter tent, 2 pounds. One overcoat, 0 pounds. One pair shoes, 2 pounds. One cake soap, 3 00 ounces. One pair trousers, 3 pounds. One shirt, 1 pound. One pair drawers, 14 54 ounces. One pair socks. 3.45 ounces. One towel, 2 40 ounces. One I lanket bag, 2 pounds. Haversack and rations, 1) pounds. Rifl?, bayonet, field belt, scabbard, 12 5 pounds. Canteen filled and cup 4 5 pounds. Ammunition, 100 rounds, G pounds. Total, 04 5 This does not inc lude the weight of the clothing and incidentals, as pocket kuite, pipe, tobacco, money, etc., wbich would make the total nearer seventy pounds. LIGHTENING THE LOAD. This would make a fairly good load for a pack mule. By the terms of a recent order from provisional corps headquarters, at Ghicka mauga, the men in the ranks are to be relieved of as much as possible ine knapsack, tent, blanket, over coat, canvas suit, change of under clothing, soap and towels are to be carried on a wagon, two of which will be furnished to each company. This will take about seventeen pounds off the shoulders of the tramping soldiers, leaving some forty seven .pounds, which is an awful burden to bear under the tropical eun, where every pound pulls down with double the force of its actual weight. Stranger Than Fiction. BoUon Post. Had a detailed account of Admiral Dewey's phenomenal victory at Manila been published in a work of fiction it would in all probability have been denounced by naval ex perts everywhere as incredible as a fight of unreasonable fancy. The idea of fighting such an extensive naval battle wirnont tbe loss ot a single life by the victorious fleet would have been deemed preposter ous. The terrible tnect of modern artillery of the type of much of that mounted in the Gorregidor ' and Cavite batteries, and of the formid able guns carried by several of the eleven Spanish warships destroyed,. would nave been quoted to show that the result of such a combat must have been a considerable loss of life and of ships by the victors them selves. :" .- Italy's Trouble. Cleveland Leader. The truth is that Italy shows what overtaxation can do to cnrBe and crush a people. The govern ment is not at all oppressive or un popular, in the ordinary sense King Humbert is both democratic and patriotic. The representation of the p ople in legislation is fair, and the whole spirit of the govern ment is liberal and as progressive as it could be, probably, with safety. But all ministries griud the faces ot the poor and overburden industry. They have to do it or let the world see that Italy, united and free, is not able to keep pace with tbe nations among which she has been given a place. Fiery End Foremost. I observed phenomena at San Juan and the eame aj: Pounce de Leon for which I have never been able to obtain a satisfactory explanation, writee a Porto Rican correspondent of the Chicago Record. The old negreeses who sit around the market place and the shady street corners selling dulces from large baskets are habitually smoking long black cigars, and they put the lighted end in their mouths. Why they do so and how they can endure it are mys teries. Wben Volunteers Pay Begins. Washikgtok, May 18. The Senate passed a bill providing that the pay and allowance of tbe volunteers en listed in the United States army shall begin on the day of their enrollment at the State camps, with a proviso that volunteer troops ' sent to tbe Philippines may draw one month's pay in advance. It was explained that tbe bill applied only to those who had as volunteers entered tbe United States army. - , Scrambled Eggs a la Dewey. In honor of Dewey's great victory the chef at the University Club,' Mew York-has put on the bill of fare, "Scrambled eggs a Ia Dewey," which, being interpreted, means . simply "Spanish omelet." The Value of Homing Pigeons. An article on "Homing Pigeons," by Lieutenant E. W. Eberle, U S. N., recently presented to the United States Naval Institute, contains some interesting and authoritative information in regard to the value of the services of homing pieeona in war. Lit utenant Eberle states that it has been determined beyond ouea tion that trained pigeons are reliable messengers for long distances, over land or water, at least 80 percent, of those released within 150 miles of their homing station making the flight at the rate of from 25 to 40 miles an hour. During the Italian naval maneuvers the females showed themselves quicker tor short dis tances than the mule birds, but the latter are more reliable for Ions dis tances. Lieutenant Eberle shows how the pigeons can be used with the best results, and several interesting naval problems are given of which they form a part. CORNER-STONE LAYING. An Occasion or Itare Interest In Mor gan ton on M ay HO. MonoANTOx.N.C.May 18. Thelay- Ing of tbe corner stone of the new school building of the North Carolina scnool for Deaf and Dumb will take place on May 30ih with appropriate exercises. Tbe corner stone will be laid under the auspices of the Grand Lodije of Masons of North Carolina. Dr. Eiward M. Gallandet, of Washington city, a man -of international reputa tion in his profession, will deliver tne principal address. Judne Walter Clark will deliver an address on the part of the Masons. The Parson's Appetite. From Truth. Mr. Jonsing Jes' as I wuz comin out of Maree Jones' gate wit de fowls an met de pahioon. Wife (aghast) W wotdid he saj?" Air. Jonsing tie said be wuz comin' ober to tek dinner wif us to morrer. It is no inexpensive thing this drill ing of gunners, says the New York Herald. It Is a luxury which Spain cannot afford. Hence her poor showing in the recent encounters which she baa had with our ships. This fact may be easily understood when you realize that during the bombardment of Matanzas Uncle Sam paid $ 200 every time the Puri tan discharged one of her big guns. Ot course, iu practice, this would be extremely expensive. Conw qinnc ly our n ivy has adopted otlrnr means of insui ing proficiency on the part of her gunners. Ou" ships are ob'iged to have target practice with big guns at least once every thre months, when the number of shots to be fired is prescribed by regula tions, which vary as the men grow in proficiency. The great expense necessarily reduces the number of shots fired by each gun. But ia order that practice may l kept up, daily drills ar substituted either in the form of sub-calibre or uimiog drills. The great gun practice takes place under conditions as near as possiLle to ttios which would arise in actual warfare. The target is anchored, and the guns are trained on it, noin wnue the ship is moving and while she is stationary. The target is placed upon a plat form supported by barrel. From the centre comes a pole, to the summit of which is attached a red flag. Then there are four portruding canvas wings, or sails, with a semi circle painted on each, so that no matter which'way the target sbilts, thre is always a bull's t-ye to aim at. The target may be placed at any distance outside of 1,000 yards from the vessels. Twelve hundred yards is usually the rang". To each gun is allotted a certain number of tires, or "strings," as they are technically called. Why it Swelled. "When 1 think of the wrongs our country has suffered," said the orator who knew he was too old to bedralted, "my bosom swells with udignation I 'On, is that it?" tnueaked the man who didn't like hirn; "1 thought it was vour shirt wasn't a fit." To Soften Hard Water. Take of orange fl jwer water half a pint, of best spirits of wine a pint and of soap three quarters of a pound. Shave the soap into the orange water, heat over a fire until the soap dissolves, and then, the vessel being removed from the fire, add the spirits of wine. A large tablespoonlul of this preparation added to a tianiu of washing water will completely soften it, and render ic delightful in ue. The ingredients can be obtained from a druggist. Spain's Submarine Boats at Manila. Cleveland I'lain Dealer. "I noticed some time ago that Spain bud a torpedo b at that would stay under the water for hours?" "Spain lias boats that will stay under the water forever." i Cliainless. Detroit Journal. 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