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S3 WOMAN'S RIGHT TO THE BALLOT. By I tilted State Senator George f. Hoar. A person tn be entitled to shnre in the government of a State or ennntry ouaht to love t lie State, ousht to desire its welfare mid ought to be able to jmljje of the characteristic of the persons presented for their suffrage and of the wisdom or folly of the measures which are proposed from time to time before the people. Can you think of any other qunliticntion than interest in the republic, love of the repub lic, capacity to choose Its servants and ca pacity to judge the measures upon which Its welfare is to depend? It used to be GEO. F. hoab. mi j of man who was a candidate for cfti.v that he had n ""stake" in the country. Is there any stake in the country like that of a mother's interest in her children? lo not the mothers, the wives, the sisters, love the republic as well as their husbands or sons or brothers? Is there any doubt about that? 1 believe that every step In human civilization has been marked by the nearer approach of woman to her just and equal place of influence in the State. I believe that every such ap proach has at some time purified the homes and rendered womanhood sweeter and more feminine. Everywhere she has '"moved us to our pood." No nation, no city, no household, ever took a lofty place where the influence f woman did not inspire it with heroic temper. And when woman takes this new and final step, bringing to the service of the State her purity, her devotion, her insight, her faith, she will not only euuoble the State, but will elevate ulso the home. 3 B y i Tile COLLEGE EDUCATION GIVES AN ADVANTAGE. By Rev. Emory J. Haynes, D. D. It cannot be denied that a certain (Trace of deport ment is acquired at college If a boy is a sincere stu dent. Education will tell in the well-informed con versation and self-possession of one who is conscious that he has a little at least of all human knowledge. It probaMv is true that all this can be arrived at without th college, but it is safe to say that it very rarely is secured by the busy boy and hard-worked young man who wins his way to great place with I only the common set sol education. aui'.i'y to use ones self, that ttung called mental disci pline, is what the college realiy gives. It gives it quickly, at a time of life when one is plastic to training, and by persons and appliances supposedly the best adapted to effect the end. The fault of the college graduate is patent. lie is not willing to begin in business where the beginning is. namely jit the back door of the store. Rut when he does begin, his mental training enables him to pass from the back door to the front door in one-quarter the time that the uneducated boy must take for the same promotion. An increasing number of college bred men are of late years accepting this situation. They are willing to take their coats off and begin at a low place in a factory. In many instances their wise fathers, proprietors of the factories, are insisting upon their sons beginning to weigh wool in the lowest room. It is simply absurd that such educated young men should be supposed to stand st a disadvantage in comparison with nny body. The boy with an uncultivated mind must be of tre mendous mental and physical superiority to stand anywhere near them in the chances of life. 73 B JL BREACH OF PROMISE ACTIONS. By Margaret Pi. Caldwell. One cannot help feeling, of course, that a girl who has been engaged perhaps for several years to a man. only to be cast aside when someone more attractive appears upon the scene, deserves some compensa tion, not only on account of the shock to her feel ings, but al o on account of her blighted prospect. 1 Hiring the time she was engaged, probably several chances of marriage may have presented themselves to her. These, however, would naturally be refused, as she would expect her engagement ultimately to reaun ui marriage, ror that reason alone it would certainly leem only fair that a girl who hud been jilted should be awarded substantial damages as compensation. "If a man makes a mistake in business," the writer heard a girl remark on one occasion, "he has to pay for it; and it is equally fair that he should do so in his love affairs, especially If he wastes several years of a girl's life, for he enters upon r.n engagement with open eyes, so to speak, and it is his own fault if he binds himself to a girl without first making quite sure that she is the one to make his future life happy." But there are other sides to the question which deserve every consideration, and which would probably turn the scale in favor f breach of promise cases being abolished. It is no exaggem tion to say that there are hundreds of ill-assorted marriages brought about through a young fellow fearing a breach of prom ise ense. Perhaps he thinks he is in love with a girl it is not always possible to judge beforehand whether any unsuitability exists and speaks of marriage. Eater on he finds that his inamorata is not all his fancy painted her, and he would fain retire; but fears of breach of promise keep him up to the mark, ami the couple marry, perhaps to lead a miserable life or soon to separate. If either of two people who hare con templated matrimony discover, ere too late, that they are un suited to each other, it is prudent, and. furthermore, their boun den duty, to draw back before irrevocably uniting themselves. The modest girl would, in nnie cases out of ten, refrain from instituting a breach of promise case in order to heal her wounded heart. Sometimes, of course, the parents of a jilted girl are mainly instrumental in bringing about a breach of promise case, in spite of the fact that their daughter shrinks from publicity. In such cases parents only cause a girl still greater suffering, for, however indignant they may feel toward the man, respect for her feelings and wishes should be shown, instead of trying to profit by her misfortune. RELIGION IS NOT DECLINING. By William E. Curtis, Washington Correspondent. The census- reports show that the churches of the I'nited States were never so numerous, so prosper ous or so well attended. The growth in memmber shlp, wealth and contributions for charity, missions and other religious work was never so rapid, and the figures show that it more than keeps pace 'with the increase in population. There were never so many Sunday schools; the attendance is larger than it ever was, compared with the population, and religions organizations like the Y. M. C. A.. tne Christian Endea.-or. the Epworth League and the King's liaughters were never so numerous or showed so much activity. Ijocal mission work in the cities and home mission ary work in isolated sections of the country, is more extended and thorough than it ever was: the funds contributed by the different denominations to foreign miss-ions, church erection, education tnd simiiar causes have been larger per capita dur ing the last ten years than ever before in the history of the Christian religion, and the sale of Bibles during recent years has been unprecedented. The Bible is now the best seller in the book market. This is the story of the census, and it can be confirmed by anyone who cares to attend a live church. There are dead churches, just as there are stupid preachers, but in those that I am familiar with in Washington and New York it is almost impossible to obtain a sitting. WE ARE STANDING OVER A VOLCANO. By Rabbi Emit fi. Hlrsctl. ot Chlcaao. The powerful of the earth should real ize that we are in the midst of the same conditions that obtained in France and which brought on the revolution. The rich and powerful classes in France re fused to take warning from what was going on about them and relied upon the power which they fancied they had. The revolution came like the eruption of a volcano, and we in America should heed the warning. The earth belongs to (Sod and not to individual man. Therefore, whatever man produces should be admin istered to the benefit of alt and not for that of the selfish few. The proper social condition is not one where men crush down the multitudes and disregard their claims upon their con sideration, but where wealth is so distributed and organized that social well-being is within reach of all honest and virtuous men. llight now we are standing over a volcano which may burst forth with all the force of l'elee. The security of the men who despise the downtrodden burden bearers is a fancied security. In times past the police and military forces of the country have been willing to protect them. They forget that these forces are drawn from the very ranks of the people they are oppress ing and that their sympathies are naturally with their own people. If they continue to disregard the wishes of the people and to fling insults at them, the rime will come when their culls for protection will fall upon unheeding ears. DR. . O. IUBSCH. BUSINESS MAKES BUSINESS. By L. M. Shaw, Secretary ot the Treasury. Business depression dissipates both organized and unorganized capital. Enforced idleness means finan cial ruin to individuals, to business firms and to cor porations both great and small. On the contrary, business prosperity inspires hopefulness. It encour ages the individual to reach out, to expand, to buy more land, more houses, more cattle, to erect more stores, build more shops and to embark in new en terprises. It lends to the organization of corpora tions. It Inspires both dreams of great things snd the consummations of gigantic enterprises. It leads to the combination of capital and the organization of labor. Does any one suppose thai the anthracite coal miners could keep together if there were a million men out of employment and their families begging for bread? The Worm thnt Went to Sleep. One day, when Mauette was visiting her gruudpa, she found a great worm lying, iu the path. It was as long ns i her grandpa's forefinger, and was as ! big round as his thumb. It was a light ; green color, with queer, bright-colored ; knobs or bumps all over It. It was so i ugly that Manet te was afraid of It, but I her grandpa lifted It between two ' sticks and put It Into a pasteboard box. with a piece- oX glass for cover. 11c then carried It Into an upper room which was not much used. Ills little granddaughter wondered and asked.' questions. "The worm Is sleepy, and so I have made It a bed. and by and by It will, make Itself a blanket," grandpa said. "Oh, grandpa! can It, really? How can a worm make a blanket?" "It weaves It, dearie, something ns a. spider weaves Its web. It will take a good while. You must watch and be patient.' Mauette went every dny to look at the worm, and, after what seemed, to her a long time, one day she saw Home line threads from the worm to the glass. Every day there were more threads, until at last Mauette could not see the worm at all. "lie has covered himself all. up,, grandpa. Is the blanket finished now?" she asked. "Yes, and now the worm will sleep nil winter, and when he wakes in the spring 1 don't believe you will recogr nize him." When Manette's visit was over her grandpa gave her the box, carefully done up lu paper, and told her bo. lift the cover off when she reached home. So she did, and found the worm snugly wrapped up lu Its odd bedclothes fast ened tight to the glass. Her mamma leaned the glass against the wail, above the mantel In the library, and there It stayed all winter; and Manette- often forgot all about It. But one day In the early spring-a very wonderful thing happened.. Pianette was playing lu the yard, when, her mamma called her. She ran Into the li brary, and there on the edge- of the mantel was the most beautiful gor geous, golden-yellow butterfly.. "O mamma," she whispered,, "did It fly through the window, do yotitatuk?" "No. dear; It crept out of It winter blanket." And then her mamma showed her the cocoon, as she called the blanket which the worm had made. There- was a hole at one end, and out of that the ugly green worm, now changed into a fairy like Insect, had crept, to spend Its sec ond summer flouting in toe air and sip ping sweets from flowers. "It's Just as grandpa told me," Ma uette said. "I never would nave known it."-Chlld Garden. SOUTH AMERICA'S NIAGARA. The Wonderful Iqunza Falls, Iietween Brazil ami Ardent inu. The wonders of the world have not all been revealed. Hidden away in re gions where the traveler from civilized realms rarely enters are marvels of na ture more extraordinary than any which the geographers anil the travel ing writers hnve made familiar and In the contemplation of some of these, when they are filially brought to light, man Is amazed. How many persons the Brazil side It la 209.0 feet and on the Argentina side 180.4 feet. It is In such an obscure part of South America that few travelers ever see it but it Is well worthy a visit by the lover of the sublime. LACE-MAKING IN PARAGUAY. Was Tauitht Natives of the Country Two Centuries Alio. United States Consul Itutlin at Asun cion has made a report to the State De partment In regard to lacc-maklng in .... . .-r-r, .. .. - - -,A. ...... -HnnM ous. On this account it is called 'uan dutl, an Indian name which means spi der web. This Industry may be of ser vice to American trade. There is scarce ly a dealer In Paraguay who would not p urc base American goods If It were not so dllllcult to get a draft on the United States. This Is due to the fact that nearly all the experts go to Europe. "Some of the principal lace-makers, however," says Cousul Uuflln, accord ing to the Washington Star, "have agreed to give the benefit of nil their drafts on the United States for the fa cilitation of trade, If American Import ers and dealers In hand-made lace and lrnwn-threod work should take up their product." Something tor- the Roys. If you. hold a needle on a plate in erect position and a magnet Just above It you can let the needle go and it will stand erect wlta a trembling motion. We vrlll make use of this knowledge for toe following little trick. Cut the front and back of a small stage from a piece of cardlward and unite both parts with the help of corks nnd pins. The front has a square opeu tag (see Illustration). On the back oC the front piece a small horseshoe mag- PAPKB TIOHT-KOPE PERFORMERS. THE NIAGARA OF SOUTH AMERICA. have heard, for example, of the falls of Iqoaza? The name has a strange eouud, yet the waterfall Is one of tbe most gigantic of natural phenomena. In size It exceeds Niagara, and the volume of water passing over It Is as great. The width, from shore to shore, is 9,W3 feet hut It Is broken here and there by lsfands which lessen the act ual width of the waterfall to about 8,000 feet Niagara, including tbe 2,000 feet frontage of Goat Island at the brink. Is only 4,750 feet wide and the actual width of the American and Can adian falls combined is only 2,750 feet. The South American falls is, therefore, nearly three times as wide as our most famous cataract. The height of the Iquaza fulls Is also much greater. On Paraguuy. "The art of lace-maklng by hand," he says, "is well developed in l'arguay. It was taught the natives 200 years ago by the missionaries and haj been transmitted from generation to generation, till It Is now quite general throughout the republic. Some towns are devoted to making a certain kind of lace. In one town of 8,000 or 0,000 In habitants all the women and children, and many of the men, make lace collar ettes, handkerchiefs und ladies' ties. Another town makes lace embroidery, and others drawn-thread work, such as center pieces, tray mats, tea cloths, dollies, etc. "The designs used In making the lace are taken from tbe curious webs of the seml-troplcal spiders that are so nuiner- rutting His Foot In It. An ex-Senator of the United States cells the following story: "My wife and laughter hud been training a negro but ter In Washington for a mouth or more before their first reception, and as the fellow was bright he learned rapidly. Hut they were a little fearful of some faux pus on his part before tbe after noon would be over, and they were not disappointed. On account of our short residence in Washington we were com parative strangers to most of the people calling, so 'Charles' was told to be very particular to get the names cor rectly and call them out distinctly. Ho hud been getting along beautifully, an nouncing the names of the visitors as they came In, until Mrs. Eoote, the wife )f the Congressman from Vermont, and her daughters arrived. Then he an nounced. In loud, distinct tones, 'Mrs, Foot and the Misses Feet!' " False Gems. "So SI Spavins hez ben down ter town?" asked Mandy. "Why, yaas; an' he got buncoed as usual." "Brung home a gol' brick, did he?" "No, lndeedy. SI Is up ter date, he is." "Du tell?" "A bunco man sold him a chunk o' hard coal nt a big price, an' I'll be Jjioruswoggled ef It didn't turn out ter be Jes a chunk o' rock painted black." Baltimore Herald. net Is secretly fastened and under neath It a piece of wire Is strung In a horizontal direction; the height of the wire depends on the strength of the magnet and has to be arranged In such a way thut the needle will not be pulled up to the magnet, but will stand in an erect position on the wire. Cut a small paper figure, for Instance, a tight-rope walker or a dancing girl standing on one leg, and for the exact height of the needle. Fasten the figure to the needle with the help of wax, as shown in the illustration. Place the figure below the magnet on the wire and you will see it dance like a real tight-rope walker. Or you can make a trapeze of a match and two nieces of thread, on which you can place two figures, and they will not fall off when you set the trapeze in swluging motion. About the Urarnn Fly, The dragon flv. or rinrulni? inuHio ! proverbially given to sewing up peo ple's ears and other like horrible deeds. Innocently suffers from an entirely uu I deserved reputation, for he Is one of the most harmless of Insects. The long needle-like body, sb terrifying In appearance, can pierce nothing more substantial than a plant stem, and its great length enables Mme. Dragon Fly to deposit her eggs under water with out wetting her beautiful gauzy wings. The baby dragon fly does not resem ble his parents in the least, states the New York Tribune. You would never guess thnt he belonged to the same family. He lives In the water, and the only thing thnt perhaps might give you a clew to his Indentlty Is the pres ence of two flat pads on his back that conceal his growing wings. Ills habits are anything but bnbyllke, for he Is fierce and cruel iu disposition. Ills Iongr. wuel paws are cunningly on oealed" under a sort of mask, so that he can steal upon his victims unaware and suddenly uncover the sharp weap ons flat so easily crush them to deuth. His method of traveling through, the water Is peculiar, to say the least. He- can swim fast, but always goes backward. At the end of Ills body is a pouch. By tilling this full of water and then suddenly expelling It. he can semi his body backward at consider able- speed. When ready to change to a full- grown dragon fly, he climbs up the stem of some water plant, splits- bis old sklu and crawls forth to Jolnt-uls kindred of the gauzy wings. Ills Howard. It was Donald's Arts year at school and be came home one day a very aohnr boy. 'Mamma," he said, "the teacher says If-' we do It again we'll all have to.stay after school. I don't Just know whnt It Is If we whisper or If we don't study but anyway it's something like thnt. and when she told us, w all cried together." Well," snld mamma, "you need not feel badly, because I don't suppoRe you will hnve to stay," and she-gave Donald a reassuring smile. 'Why?" he asked. 'Because you hnve too much sense. It must be a very stupid boy who will piny and whisper In school nud then have to stay In nnd study in playtime." Donald seemed satisfied wltll this UoiH'ful view of the case. Two days after, his mamma saw him coming up the street holding his head so high he fairly leaned over back ward. He came in and hung, up his hat. "Ho! Some boys may like-to play and whisper and get kept, but.-1've got sense! All the boys but me-got kept We can't tel yet which It, was whis per or not study but It was one of 'em, and I just was still and- worked. and here I ami" Youth's Companion. The Two Koada. Oh, the road to Healthy, . Wealthy and Wise Huns by night through , the Gates of Sleep. Straight over the Slumberlnml.lt lies. Where Sandman gathers the saud for your eyes, That he shakes when th- Sun. has left the skies And the gray evening shadows creep. But to reach this Land! by the- Road of Morn, You must rub the sand fromTour eyes. When you leave the Country, of . Drowsy lawn. Just follow the path that the Sun has gone, And pass through the Gateway of Early Dawn Into Healthy, Wealthy and: Wise. Youth's Companion. Bynnn jrmoiiii Termav.tn Her. One day a Untie friend: of 'mine was- sent to her uncle's store. for some hops. By the time she reached the store-she had almost forgotten what she want ed, but finally announced that she wanted some "Jumps.' Her unclewas astonished and suggested several arti cles, but she persistently repeated. "Jumps. and he was obliged, toi return home with her to. discover th- object of bar- errand. Little ChronlcUa.. Indeed They Do.. One day my lder brother.- was read ing about MU l'elee, and my little brother asked: him If thew were any volcanoes iu America. "I suppose- so," said my big brother. "Well, do, they ever Interrupt?" sojd the small one. A Pretty Big Family to Raise. One night when bat little limthor saw n great many stars, but there was no moou, be said:. "Gu. mamma, see. all the UttU moons! I guess the old mwu'a hatched. FRIGHTENED BY CIRCUS LION. An Old liuilrout Engineer la the West Telln of a Niht Klde. Dan BecUtel, of Brookfleld, tolls a story about a night ride he ouce took with a loose lion, which, as he says, tend to "make the gooseflesh creen n little." Bechtel for fourteen years was uu engineer on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Uallroad. One night in 18SS u left Macon for Shelblua, his engine pulling the Wallace shows. It was very dark, and he had orders not to run faster than fifteen miles an hour. Bechtel says he was "kidding" the tire mun and head brakeman about what would happen If some of the wild ani mals should get loose, when he looked up and saw an old lion on top of the cars, moving slowly and gingerly to-' ward the engine. "When the brakeman and fireman realized what was coming," says Bech tel, according to the Kansas City Jour nal, "they made a dive for the cab door, and were soon riding on the front of the engine. Mr. Lion came to the first car .and stood there, critically examining the engine. The flre-box was open, and that kept him buck, as he did not seem to know what to make of the bright, dazzling light. I had a whistle that would scare ghosts, but It did not 'fenze' the lion. We soon be gan to lose steam and the train hud to slow down. When we reached Shel blua Conductor Pratt came up, jmk Ing a big kick because we had been going slow. I pointed to the first car and Pratt quickly retreated. "The trainer soon came and took the big fellow to his cage. He had found a loose bar, which he worked out. In Days of Old. He I've Just been at a delightful conversation. She Where? He At the Tower of Babel. Puck. A philosopher says It is better to be alone than In bad company; but some men are In bad company when they are alone. New Tork' Cltjr.lms 150,000 organUej wage workers.- The South Wares Miners' Federation has a membership f 120,000. ' It takes tbe constant labor of.Gono, people to. make mutches for the world. It Is estimated that there are over 22,000 union electrical workers- m North American llallroads in this country employ over 1.000.000 people at on annual cost for wages and salaries of over lSOO,o)0,ooo. New. York bricklayers received. 50. cents a (lay for .fourteen hours', labor in. 1770. They..now .rreel ve Iff 80 ior.eight hours.- . The employes .of the va-rlous cemeW. terles of . San , Francisco have-formed themselves Into .a. union.. It ig. their purpose to organize the cemetery, workr men of the United States It is -estimated, that there am SOO.OOTji working people iu the city. of, Chicago and the -525 different trades- unions, elaiui about .4,per cent of .that, number as members. . About 85 per.ceut uf. all the various -crafts In the city, ace organ ized, and during the lust two. years, the most prosperous period Chicago has ever sueu, the! labor organizations have reached .their greatest power aud Influence.- The, Increase In. the-number of unions .has been 200 per cant aud the mi'iiibcrshli.4iM) per ctMit.. After working for. thlrty.rtwo yours. William. S. Hughes, a :; New York, ma chinist, perfected, a smoke-consuming; device foe locomotive and,. other engine boilers,.. Hughes had no capital. to. buck, his Invention, but succeeded. in hav.iug It brought! to the notice uf Cornelius. VanderblU. The millionaire ui.vhimle had the device tested, au an. elevated, train locomotive uuiicr bis. personal in spection, making, a trip rrom. the Bat tery, to Harlem. Mr. VanderblU has. decided to aid Hughes lu the matter. Iu lta auuual report ou atrlkiis- and lockouts in 1001 the, British. Boaad, u Trade notes , a ; large - deurease In. the iuuubr of. labor dlsputsa. and In the number of workers inwlued. Tlim. woro 042 disagreements- that y.oux-. af fecting 179,540. work, people. This Is the smallest number both of. disputes and persons. Involved reported, since (1807 and the . improvement is attribut ed to a growing tendeucy to sottle la !Uir troubles.by nrbltvutlou. The report Isaiys that 73. per cut of. aJJ. c'muaes ita wnges iuau hours, were put m effect after arbitration, A machine which- will drill square holes hu at last been, nuulw An Eng lishman, named Kdward. Segitz. is the Inventor, and his apparatus is suid to have solv.ed a. uroljlom. oeretofove re garded as being about a uuuecouipllsb able is the mathematical Impossibility of "squaring"-the circle. Segrltz's ma cliia Is a "three.wiuKd"" drill, seuil round, wlilcli, outs flour straight edges in Its rotary motioiu. That Is, the mo tion appears to the- eye to be rotary, hat there is; of cowrse, a maneuver iu tihe triple flange which produces the unre ciu. triangular, or othor angular holes, with automatic regularity aud inaclilu speed. CURED BY MILK. A Bfcasple Treatment for All Kinds of Nervous Hiseases. "Waut to leuru bow to Increase your. welgUt audi gala strength aud nerve force In the easiest possible way.??' asked the plump idle woman, as sao settled lata a corner of the divan, for a comfortable chat. Her listeners were half a doz.cn women who go In foe the strenuous life to a grenter or less de-. gree, aud consequently any one of them could staud a few extra pounds, without Incouvenicuce. "Of course," was the reply lu chorus. "Wall, then,, drink milk, nothing but milk for a few months." said the plump one. "I.'W tried It aud I think that I atu a pretty good Illustration of the effietiveness.of the milk diet. Four montns ago I was a nervous wreck. Could lit stand any thing; wept If the least thing woat wroug at home, Jumped, a foot every time the door bell rung, nnd was fast becoming a nuisance 1 myself and all the rest of the fumH Fortunately, I have a little common. seuse, aud my doctor has more, so when -.iwas or dered to drop everything and,u$t 'rust for a while I didi It, witD: the result that I have gained fifty-one powds in weight and my health, is. ctuv-iotely restored. I lived on ntUk. hr i '"Id you, and rested accordiug to dir"'-'I"ii: . spending my time to. a lovely i- r,st cure home up the Stace The i --t in(J the rest efjfected a cure without any medicine whatever I might aUU though, ttat the milk was not the ordU nary deletion served by the dealer of the metropolis, but a rich, creamy ubstnace furnished by the finest breed of Jorsey cows. How hard it was for an active body like me to 'rust tor sixteen weeks, you strenuous folks can apiM-eciate. but If you wish to become plump and contented with the world In general try my remedy. Brooklyn Eagle. Castles on the itt.ine. It Is stated that from the mouth to the source of the Rhlue 725 castles, formerly tbe homes of war-like chief, are to be found overlooking Its water Safest Boat that Floats. In conolderlivg boats the dory, a An'' bottomed, lap streak boat, though hut twelve or thirteen feet loug, Is 11,8 safest that flouts. Every one hates a coward, aud every one at heart Is one.