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Peter tinned the current on hlmaclf ' to ir.nke Hine, ami wlu-n Auntie flopped In It hho ncclilciiiaily put her , font on un ohm or sotti. Hung, which ' tickle I her ho that Hie- b-t a blued ! cutilliiu oll out of le-r Hiat could be heatil for U7 miles uh Hie ram tiles 1 Then hhe put her oiln-r foot diwn. . and that landed on n volt or un am- ! peie or aome foollhh ilinmia which JOHN HCNiQY Washington Whisperings ON OBESOTY Intcrratirkft Mil of Nrwi Gathered at the National Capital. 33 S7 BY GEO. V. MOBART, lienr Hiinrn: Your letter from Vienna received, and glad we are to know (lull ymi and Allen are crowding (lip isrciislnu. with I ho Joy of living. On next yenr'a trli PeiuhM nnd I hope to In' hIiIi you, and what we'll Uo to Kuropo will lie a pltlublo shame. I mot .link Golden tho other ilny. ami lio semis his kindest tu you ami Alice. Jark mi ii tin going to Rot mnrrlcd Homo of those tluya and ill) that tin mpe gag himself Can you Imagine Jink with n thou annd dnllura' worth of blushing bride Imaging on Ida elbow, hiking through Kuropo and Mopping In at Ihe Louvre occasionally to make face at tlm paintings? I can't. If ever a bride drugs Jack nwny from Stone street nlio'll bo I lie limit In ladles' dress rimiiIh, and (but a no Jovial out burnt. We are all well nt homo with tbo exception thut wiinn fronh friend told Aunt Martha that nhu wuh gelling The Muscl Good! Arrlvtd." lout, nnd I ho old lady promptly fell for every obesity cure known to mod em science. Kven nt top weight Aunt Martha doesn't ro over lul pounds, but alio Rot the Idea In her bond that mm pared with her llarnum'a original fat lady van a ilkerolle, an nhe decided to o after that obesity thing with an ex. We tried to linn her and talk hrr nut of It, but aho waved un all bark and. aubl aho'd made up her mind she waHti't going through tbla world lead Iiir a double chin. Welt, Hunch. Aunt Martha atartod In to put the sabots to tbo fatty IIhmiip, and for a week Cm-le Peter' peace- fill home across the road looked like a innvlnR picture entitled "Tho Original Hough House." First flop out of tbo box Mm. fJrlni Bhaw, who weighs ITS In her war paint, told Aunt Mm tlm Mint exercise waa tho only thing to keep down the weight, ao I'nclo Peter was chased off to town for a rowing muchlnc, a aet tif Indian club and a proud assort ment of deaf and dumb holla. Preacntly the muscle Roods arrived, and next mornltiK about daylight Aunt Martha Jumped on board the rowlnR machine and bore awuy to the north- writ, with Htronx ebb tldo un tbo port bow. Hho waa about four nillea up the river and going hard when a strap broke, whereupon Aunt Martha went overboard with u splash thut tipaet mat of the furniture In tho room and knocked her manicure aet down be hind tho bureau. One of tho oara wont up In the air and landed on the bridge of I'uele I'eter' nnae, berauao bla face hap pened to be. In the way when the oar came down. When InvlnR hand finally pulled Aunt Martha out of the Interior of her MINISTER A BUSY MAN. Virginia Paator Catara Not Alona to Boula of Hi Parithiontra. Mr. R. J. McKay, assistant general passenger agent Toledo, HI. Imla & WeMturn ami Chicago A Alton rall roada, la tila t ravels through the east recently noticed lu a certain Virginia new paper the following; advertise ment: MKV. UKOKI1K W. WIIAItTOJ Currle a Full I J no of Hf AI'LK AND KANCT HKOCKRIE8. (ill. IIVH'IKIta! Ha recKlvra almost dully, frvsh, Hrst-cUaa Uyatrr. at timilruti prim. l-'UKHII CIHIII Varloua hlnda of l-'rali l-'lsh In arisen. Mia ry best, tu touipt tl.a ilcurii luln. MATRIMONIAL MATTKIt ltr. Mr. Whartun'a resl.l.-n. a la a meci (or marrylnc vouplea. Ho Just lain the consent of your h.-at girl, urn Ilia II-.-sna. and loaili.-r with a fut fs, iv him a rail, and li will prrform Ilia csra monr tn th most apjirovtd aiyla. Why Ha Eacaptd. Two men who bad not aeen each other alnce they parted after ao ocean voras that waa noteworthy tut Ita ("HUGH M'HUGH.") roi kins chair, vhe found that, with thr help of the rowing machine, oho had lont nearly mo pounds, motitly off the end of her elbow. The next day Mrs. Cooper, who weighs a hi in I iMtf. told Aunt Martha that alio wasn't using the Ih-hI kind of physical toriiire, ho t'nelo Piter waa once more chased off to the atoro. where ho bought one of thoae ruliber cniitrlvuiiros toil fasten on Die wall mid then try to pull It off again wlih tho hantllca. Ililghl and enrly the next morning Aunt Marl Ini giubhol the handles. ami wiih Ri-itltiR awuy from her ohos Ity nt the rule of un ounce nn hour, when suddenly one of the rubber strings broke n ii 1 1 something kicked Aunt Martha Jimt where u Rood alnRer Reia her colorni urn. When Aunt Manliii fell wounded on thn Held of baltle eveiy picture on the walla fell with her, and lher wiih nu ll n riush that the cook thought Die tin I of I be world wuh cortilhR, ho Hho tun si'iealtllng In Ilie direction of I'atersun. N .1. 1 hey had to pour nlioul a hm-kot of wnlor over Aunt Martha'H map be fore hho raine to, ami thi n hIio found that all alio hud lost by Ibis new proc esa waa her bremh uinl a couple of able roltihs. Mm. Caddtngs dropped In thut duy and told Aunt M.iitlia that tlm only way to reduce the Ileal) Ih to take a loni( walk; ho Auntie picked out n long walk nnd took It. After hIic was kiuic iilmiit alx hourH. and It wiih gelling dark, she railed I'nclo Piter up on the Ioiir dlHiiiuee telephone and broke the news to him that hIio had walked 15 iiiIIch, unit that h)io had been ho extravagant hIio bad lined up nil Hie walk that wiih In her. and thut Hbe would have to stuy there In a foreign bind alone. nmoiiR utter HiriitiRci-H, uiiIckh hu Hi nt a cub for her. When Aunt Murtha Rot home that night alio found that all the flesh alio hud loat waa her pocket hook with ten dollar In it, nnd I'nclo Peter IohI about ten dollara for cab hire, making a lutiil of four pound. Kngllah money. A day or two later Mm. Cumuli era told Aunt Marlhu tbut the only "On of tht Rubbtr Strlnga Brokt." sure cure for obenlty was to tnko elee trie hatha, ao t'nelo Peter bait one rlgRi-d up w hich was a grcut hIioi k to bla pocket liook. Aa aoon as It waa up Aunt Murtlm went iiiHlde of tbo frame-work and vat among the electric lumpi with only her head out in the atiuoHphero for about two houra. Then alio came out smiling, and aald Hho felt line nnd thut ahe nmat have lout ten poiindH. t'nelo Peter peeped llmi'lo to look the bath over, und found that alio hud forgotten to turn thn current on. Next morning whoa Aunt Murtha roughness stopped to talk about tho Journey. "Uo you remember that particularly rough day on tho Hnnka," one of the men asked the other, "when you wore tho only man who went to lunch?" Thn good sailor allowed that ho did. "Wll, air," pursued the other, "you never knew how near you rumo to denth that afternoon. When (Jlllen anil I Haw you coming nut on deck with a novel In one hand nnd a cigar In I he other, looking disgracefully well, till Ion said to me: 'Any man who haa tho nerve to flaunt his ability to atand this rolling In the face of men aa sick aa wo ought to be thrown overboard.' I agreed with him. Hut you escapeil be rauao neither of ua waa able to get up to da It." Caut of Laavta' Chang of Color. When aap reaaea to flow In the au tumn, and the natural growth of the trea coaaea, oxidation In tha leave takea place. I'ndi-r thla oxidation th leaves change to red, or, with a alight chang of th condition. It might b yellow or brown. Thla. however, I only the chemical explanation. Ufa, "Could B Htard 27 Milet." caused Aunt Martha to bcconiii short circuited. Hunch, she was tho t-lmrlest circuit that ever lui died. For a couple of mliiuti-H that room looked like n tbutiili-rHtoi in, with Anal Marlhu playing the thunder. Winn I'liile Peler Dually got the current turned off nnd all the live wire out nf her bnir, Aunt Martha collapsed on the suf.i. Hcrcamlng: Take It uwav! Take It nwav! Now I know wlint a hurd life the third lull miiHt lead!" I think tho electric treaiment has cured Aunt Marthu. At any rate all the cxxnNIng tmr- Hphi-rnull i has been thrown nut In the back y-ird. und I think that now ahe wl'l be perfectly Haiislliil to gu throui'.h lire i nllug u double i bin as name liitenileil. Veins In the current of frlendsblp, .IDIIN. ifi-e light. 1'""'. by O. W I illliiKliain Co.) Who Wield Most Powtr. j tu the HiiiokluK room of a popular I West Knd club tbo ntlii r afternoon a I group of men suddenly raised tho' ipn ry us to which six men wield tho most power In the world, nml very rotisblerahlo diversity nf opinion was oxpresHod. Hy general consent King Kilwiinl was placed nt the head of the list, but It seemed Impossible to or-1 live in any agreement us to thn re maining five. After snnie com Idernlile argument It was decided lo canvass tho whole of the members then In tbo building nml nsk them to write down tbo names nf the six they considered tho most powerful. Tho following wna the result, wiih the order of voting: I'lrst, the king: second, the pope; third, the c.at , fourth, tho sultan of Tnikev; fifth. Hie ptosldent of the t'tillod Slates; sixth, tho emperor of China. Among others who were voted for very gom-iully were the emperor of .la i in it. the Trench president, and the kaiser. London Sketch. Had Poor Opinion of Dr. Hall. Uev. Cr. Charles l Aked'H experi ence with u would be convert which ho related to bis c.ingiegalloti In New York hears close resembliinee to un oe cum once w hich Hie lato Uev. Dr. John Hall tpnktt of several years before bis! dentil. A man came to him and said that lin had resolved to renounce bla faith ami to devote tho rest of his. Ilfu to the conversion of tho .lews, although all his friends were nf that persuasion. Ho told of the eugenics of hundreds to follow him nml wanted to have thn management of u mission, If thn church would pay the expense of main t it I ii lit K It. I 'r Hall aald lie would consider the mailer, itiitdo impiliy lis to the man's chaiaeler und when be culled for un answer declined the offer with thanks. The man seemed to be disappointed, used illHiPspoclful lan guage and Hiild to tlm Hcotch maid who showed hi in to tho door: "llo'i a hard mail to do business with." or, aa wo would suv. vital power, ha to bear a putt. If u brunch la entire-; ly rut off from the main plant, no change of color occurs. On the other band, If a Inane h Is Injured, though not entirely cut off from tbo tree, a change of color takes place, even If It be mid summer, lu other words, chem istry alone cannot account for the bright colors of autumn foliage; the mysterious power wo cull life has to win k nt the same Hum. Miss Mary lloylo 1 1 Itellly. daughter of John lloylo It-dlly, as president of thn HI. KlUatieth guild of Coston, la making an iffort to ameliorate th conditions of tho working girls In that city. A the result of personal Inves tigations, Mlsa O'ltellly eathnatoa that there are about 75.000 lodger In Ih city, the majority of them working glria, young and Inexperienced, and with no protection against the com pleillles of rlty life. A a cur fur the many evlla of the publlo lodging bouses Miss ( Kellly believe that all such houses should be controlled by municipal agency and all should be under tb supervlalon of a cory ol competent woman Inspectors. Capital Hostesses 2T "If .jIIIi:T(IN - What will li.-como If of Mr I; nisi M-H's "nb joung II If Mr. Conn Is elect. -d? Thl Klilem Ih really ghlug h'-iions inn in to the I. nsai t. and meuhiv Hi Inner pHing aliens MJuntnlng tempo, uily 'In our ml.lsi." It H.-ems an -dd soil of ibing to worry about, but Wa hltiL-ton I i. ii oild suit cf place, nllke other ci'.n In inauv nf Its ax oc's. and Its leslib-iita. b .ih pel tn.i i Mil and IM 1 1,.-. hate un i. t i. x ami i HpoiiHlhilnici unknown In iiiban .CteMeiH heie Hie h.h lal poiilailoi s .-ns tiatil-iil uinl changing than P I llete Ible-ms nvcr fial u shiitaue cx -Us ill Washington of pr s ni:ihl wiung men who can be call- d upon ai hint notice to I'll . nances at a llntier table. In t,e f.ic- of an i a". i I. man, I. Mr Koosim Ii has .Ion.- tnm Ii tonatil cna liig an available and un ilile Kii ply. niplomalle nml oll'ul.il muIciv has taken most kindly in Mr I!" veil s Importations They me ciuiiiiionly Congress May Take 1 ItMV officers nml at least ono prom f Incut civilian official of the war department expect the disposition of the cadet Inning rases lo result In Hie creation of a Jolly row In ciuigi. ss next winter. They b.-i-e iln-lr belief upon tbo fact that the six cadets huh ponded for a year w.-ie neir found guilty of iinylblint other than bniiig. for which the only penally Is evpul slon. Tlm ipiery has been going nrnniul aiming officers who think the six should have I n ill milsscil as lo what answer Sei reiary W right will make when rnngichs inks by what anthoiiiv those cadets wore suspended. Su. h tin 1 II I il 1 1 Is firmly expelled Assistant Seiietaty Oliver. It Is well know n at the war depart incut, docs not agree with Ills superior as to Hie wl dom of tbo action lakeii by him. Oliver tts'k great phasinc New Record in Timber Cut Established V. - . 1 FICI'ltKS of the lumber cut In IHU7. - 1 1 -I It'.l by Hie bateau of census Slid the forest servli e. showed the largest total ever n'l'oiled In th" I'lilted Knifes, excelling by over seven per rent, tho rut icporlnil for I'.uiii, until then ihe record year. This bus not nee cHsurlly show u larger actual rut Hum In I '.tin;, for Hie re linns obtained lust ear went mom j 'ompleto I bun over beforo. Tbo tig Diplomatic Row Is tfi'-'-WlH , 17 " I rilK recent death iii Ijimlon of Lionel Harkvllle Hiickvlllo West, second Hill on Kackvllb', leculla the dlploinatlc row which resulted In his dismissal as minister to this country. I Lord Kiickvllle was born In 127 He wns llrltlsli minister to the Culled Htatea from kh to Isss. being ills missed by President Cleveland lu Oc tober of the latter year. Iird Harkvllle s dlsmlssiil by (Teve land liractlcally ended his dlploinatlc career, for since lsK be waa never 1 Intrusted with auy Important diplo malic mission, lie lived quietly the j life of a country gentleman anil ael i ilom appeared in l.onilou aiM-lety. lie alwaya retained grudge against America ami Auierirans, A few jean ago Una Backfill Fear the Election sp.iki'ti of a s the preildonl'a "nice Joung ii i -ii ' The pes-ibllity nf their ilepaitui.' for other Holds of activity nuts! le of a-lung'oii. and becoming actual. ilomi:li oli-.tiie. workeia III tlie ltie.i id. Is Men.-il "till alarm. Toua .l the end of the winter ap pii'lu iisiott win ein-ised at tunny tt I it ii. -1 i.iI'Ii-k le-t Mr Conn came to Ua-.lon.lon. Iiilnilng wuh him In j : ulioiilinaie i-up.iciui-: onihs from I'I.e coin ami Imgiai In:: slates who I nih-.lil bo atlilli toil tu Hie pi ud.-lit u-ai:e of liiieOiiiig their peas ! liver Hie Itmnliien.e of Ihltt dire i posslli.lll tliete has belli a sad fU.ik- .in; if heads Ae'lve and eist-.tent .In n. i i-n.'i . In He- .11; l.'ii- it In. cab. met and tiato: l.il .-is well us among Hie mei.lv i hli e '!e, who III itieiea:. tng titniili' i - an- tn.ihitig 'asb- itigton a pi f re. -oil lu the w.l'cr li ..'litlM. have I. miii, 1 Mi- ItnoHi velt a ("nice .Hung ii-iii" altiH st a n.-resaiiy 1 in making iln lr social plans tor outer ! i. miii, out ami amnseineui i lu any cviiit. It N let'ie.l that the ti-nn:.t lalnnei. a. mi. Ii, is iloomed 1 liell .-r Mr Tall til 'r Ctvan la elected, th it ii i m coint lu the tour ol the executive olltct's seems cel'talll to lieronie nine tnnie a (lower bl'd 'for Hi- til. I lay or ge.uil. Iliial llllli'H I of eaily bluiiiiitint croi us.-h or u play I ,:ioiiii. for chlMioii Up Hazing Cases In iinnoiiiicitig iluii Hie president bad . lose, Hie ease liv l'pm-.lng the II ml lug nl gulliv and duelling their ills .nis,al He lell V a-b listen, thinking that the noil 1 1 1 1 1 li,.m closed und that Ih,- nid. I ill-tin.- .ing the cadets would he Issued as a in. to mailer of routine He did all he i"n.ldi ed nee-e-sal) to hi lug about mteb an ending When the papers came to him he for warded Ib.-m lo Hie pie I, lent. When Hi. v came back linloi-c, with tbo pit'sideii'.'-i iippinval, lien. Oliver uu muni. ml the tact S.i did Secretary lo.lt I loth wen- Invited to join the nanlas club. Secretaiy Wnghl os c.i'.l hv sating that when ho spoko of the lludlng a -i having I u approved he spolte without having personal knowledge simply us inning the re polls given out hv Ailing itecretary Oliver and Seer, lat v I. o. b tit haul been aecutale I he tttolei standing here Is that Con gr. ssiuen from Hu- di-.tilcts In which Hie c.i. lets live will lul induce bills nil ihn:l!ng ihe piesnletii tn restore Ho ilisiul'.sed c.nlel i tn Hie academy ami lain- the oldei of sil-.pt nston ftntll the six who wete found ginl'v of nno thing and punished lor someth.ng lint spoi l lied III an Herniate manner. ures disclose siilue Itlleiestliig flli'lM. lu I'm; '.'s.v ,u mills mad" reliiins, ami ihi'lr pi o.l uci Ion was over forty Inllloii feet of lumber. This is ho hevd In Include II'. per cent nf ibu actual cut. In I'.inii :i'.is mills rr polled iilniiil Hill t v seven and olio half Itlllloli feet Since. Ilcciilillllg lo these figures, neatly J'.i per ceni morn mills I. polled lasi vein- ' I nt ii tbo year be fore, while Hie Increase In production was a III i In over Seven per cent.. It inlgbl bo thought Hint tbo amount actually miiiiufucl nred must luivo boon greater III Ihe curlier year. This, how ever, would he a too hasty Inference, for It Is almost wholly mining mills of small Individual output thai the gain In tlie miinher of establishment reporting bus been made. Recalled by Death created a htusalloli by publishing a pamphlet, lor private circulation among bis Mends. In which be vindi cated Ids diplomat le wotk lu lint Culled Slates. The ncwspapeia ob tained a copy of this publication, lu It laud Sat kvlllo explained with much plciiiresipie detail that tbo Irap into whb b he fell in this city was a Fenian conspiracy; that tho Keiiltui organisa tion hnriissed him .luring bis rosldenrii In America, kept spies after him and plotted in assassinate hint. Kew ol the dlphunni H fi lends took this story seriously. Most of them regarded II as the Imaginings of a disappointed old man who was brooding upon what be considered bla wrongs. The minister wns given his pass ports by the president after hi recall bad been requested by the America government, which request wa not acted upon hy Hie llrltlsh government, Tho occasion of Iho diplomat's dl gtiicn was that ho had been trapped Into writing a letter, written aa ha supposed to an Kngllhiiian, favoring tlie reelection of Cleveland Thla let ter wa used against th yrealdeai.