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Published Weekly. MADISON, FLORIDA. The comet, declares the Atlanta Journal, nade the whole world "the rising generation." About two days' work In the gar den, admits the Commoner, take all the agricultural ambition out of the average city man. Whoever attempts to excite preju dice against any one simply because he U a Jew, a Catholic, or a Protes tant, warns the Christian Register, is guilty of treason to the Ideals of the republic. The newest society fad Is to have guests write their names on the table cloth and then have the tracings em broidered. It'll be a go, prophesies the Philadelphia Star, until eome hon est man writes bis opinion ot the grub. Says t!. United States government. In a bulletin Justlssued by theGeolog lcal Survey, we tax ourselves almost $1,600,000 a day and sacrifice 1,449 lives each year, rather than use ap proved methods of preventing fire. We build hastily and cheaply, are lax in enforcing building codes and negligent in providing fire fighting means. The fire loss in this country Is eight times as much per capita as In any country in Europe. Buildings reaching nearly one-half the value of those erected In any one year are destroyed by Ore within the twelve months. flfr ms- Mftg V College Course Mot dure i Death 2 By Speaker Joseph G. Cannon g& O a bright young man who has anything In hlra a course Is not necessarily fatal to success. That is 7 view of It. The college fellow becomes familiar wlta great many theories from Instructors, who In the main abound in theories and theories only. You do not Know a great many of tbem who could take charge of a large business or build up one to a grand success. You coma not learn to do that in any university or college in me country. The common school system the high school course gives the avera" Individual at least fair equipment for practical success In business or in various callings that men follow who live by the sweat of their faces. Tnax Is about all that the average man will utilize. If he goes along four or nve or six or eight or ten years getting something more he Is losing a very val uable part of his life, but If he is a real student, a real specialist and n must become a specialist if b& is going to devote his life to research ana investigation the college course Is necessary for him In order that he be come proficient In his specialty. There Is always a question as to whether the average student will survive the spoiling effects of a college course. However, you could not stop the collegiate or university course 11 you t0 try- , A very small percentage of the people can spend the time ana rauuc, necessary to go through college, but there are a great many students who go ahead and accomplish something along the specialties, as there are a great many of them who accomplish something practical in business and in poll tic's notwithstanding the burden of bearing a collegiato course. The human animal on the average Is not worth his salt if he is incap able ot making his own way. The greater rewards come in business not in politics. A good business man 1b much better oft than a poor politician. The business man has better chances for advancement and receives greater remuneration. 0 War Plans of the Nations By John IV. Fostir, Ex-Secretary of State A statistical diagram has been made by the Dell Telephone Company, entitled a "Telephone Pyramid," which shows the Increase In the use ot the Instrument since 1876. In 1882 the 100,000 point had nearly been reached and in 1890 the 200,000 mark was pass ed. The increase, -notes the New York Tribune, was comparatively slow until 1. DO, when upward of 500,000 telephones had been installed. From that time on the pyramid has grown by great bounds and on January 1 .of this year the chart shows 6,200,000 tn use, or as the compiler says, "a telephone to each seventeen of the total population of the United StateB." Fashion is the daughter of vanity, according to Professor Karl Weule, who In bis recently published work on the negroes of East Africa tells ot eome of the styles among the women of that part of the world. He writes: "The most remarkable of these, in the eyes ot the European, is that which finds its expression In the mutilated lip of the woman. According to the East African woman's notion, the up per lip, when allowed to remain as na ture formed it, Is hideous and the own er beyond the pale of fashion. When a girl is six or seven years old her Up Is pierced and the aperture kept from healing by the Insertion of sticks ' and reeds. Gradually, and not without suffering, the opening Is enlarged until finally It will hold an ornament vary ing in size from one to two Inches in diameter. Blocks ot wood are the favorite decorations, and the one whose face has been mutilated to hold the largest ot theBe is the greatest belle." The effort to avoid the law for the protection of wild fowl In Massachu setts, Introduced by bills In the Legis lature, has been happily defeated, so far. There remains a further endeavor whose purpose Is to amend or repeal this law. One of these bills, cites the Boston Post, removes all protection , from wild fowl. It was reported to the House ot Representatives by the legislative committee on fisheries and game and sent back to the committee by the House, but it may appear again In a new dress, and however it ap pears it should be watched for and de feated, The tendency of all these bills Is to extend the open season and give . more shooting on one or more species. v Aiiitber bad bill permits the sale of wild ducks and geese In the close : season. All who desire to see the birds protected will naturally opposo tills bill. It Is an Incentive to the violation , f of the protective law. There Is nothing sentimental about this. It Is eminently practical, as all sportsmen must recog- IT W WW WW WWW) -ikAn iViara QSMSSMfS HERE was never a time in tne nistory oi manmuu u was so much danger of universal war, sucn giganuc Vrui. tion and such deadlv machinery. For many years the coun tries of Europe have been armed camps, and at present seem to have reached their limit Germany today keeps con tontw imior nmm nne million men and has on a war foot? lng four million, with the necessary establishment to put them in the field on notice. France, Austria, Russia and Italy maintain armies ana navio nn a .aoivoW fnrmirtnhla hn-is. Russia, la trying to reinstate Her self to a position held before the Japanese war, and our own country since it has attained the position of a world power has become Inflated with the mania. Our Secretary of the Navy has called for a navy equal to the great est and Congress is meeting his demand. The picture is not complete without a glance at the other side of we globe. Japan has demonstrated that every able bodied male is a fighting man ronrfv tn nhow ih Mikjidn nfl ita larM navv Is still being Increased. The Chinese Minister to Germany has hastened home to assume the duty of put tinz China on a war footing. We have reached a time in the world's affairs when intelligent men are lenorlnu the Diinclules of rlKht and Justice and are inclined to rest on brute force, but a new force is coma into the world to bring about universal peace when the organized workmen ot the world decide that they will no longer go out to shoot down their fellow workmen to satisfy the greed and ambition of rulers. r 5 Farm Warns the City Economic Adjustment and Closer Relations Demanded By Senator McCumber - . . .A.a I V. lAnlsana ii'l t t tit Y what law, uoa-given or raan-creuicu, nave iuo ucu.wu. . -T cities a greater right to the comrons, tne luxuries, me piea- Bf ures of life than have the tillers of the soli? The wonder ful prosperity of the last dozen years has developed a life of reckless extravagance in tnis country, -ine great nun ber of wealthy people now present in every large city has set a nace of high living with which the lesB fortunate are trying to keep up. Economy and self-denial seem almost to have become a lost art. The city gait is entirely out of relation and proportion to the more rigid economy practiced by the rural population. There nfust and should be aa economic adjustment upon a plane of closer equality, ana mis means ma. we must eliminate some of our most extravagant bablU; that we may not satlsfv all of our expensive desires. We make living expensive because we suDmit to excessive cnarges ramer than deny ourselves some useless, luxury. Let us begin our economy at the right point. Let those men who need some expression for their excessive boycott spirit turn it against the (5 to 125 a day rooms at their hotels. Let those ladies direct it toward the $25 to $50 hat that has not $4 worth of actual maJprlfll on it. When they have done that they will have accomplished a double good thev will have brought these and Klnarea, articles aown to a reasonaDio oasis, and they will have saved sufficient means to pay the farmer and the retailer fair and honest compensation for their foodstuffs. They will have given new strength and power to the principle ot "live and let live." Columbian Mag azine. One More Sinner. When Leslie M. Shaw, former secre tary of the treasury, was governor of Iowa he was making a speech on the tariff. A man in the audience, who bad something on bis mind, arose and said: "Pardon me, Mr. Governor" "Well," broke In Shaw, "I have par doned a lot of people in my time and I presume It would be unjust to draw the line on you." And there were no further Interrup tions. Saturday Bvening Post, The pawnbrokers of Great Britain issue over 19) million pledges a year. All Ready for Puss. Mr. Youngblrd (on the train) Did you leave anything for the cat, dear est? Mrs. Youngblrd Oh, how can you ask? You know I wouldn't .forget him. I left a whole can of salmon, with can-opener right beside it Lippla cott's. - , The Art of Steeping, Slumber commences at the ex tremities, beginning with the feet and legs. That Is why it Is always neces sary to keep the feet warm. Family Doctor. LOVE REVIVED. Br EDGAR C001ET. U As he stepped Into the dark Btreet, beean to ralu dismally. This pleased him, for it added to the black ness of the nlgnt, anu naa a icuucuw to drive away any late pedestrian. He was not hampered by baggage. Such articles as he needed a bar of soap, an air-pump, a can of nitro glycerine, some fuses, a jimmy, " dark lantern, a revolver he carried in Us pockets, and, under his coat, a folded Brain sack, Without causing, without nesitat- Ing. he glanced searchlngly up and down the street. No living creature was stirring. A few strides took him to the side window of a building. The sill was on a level with his head. He tried to raise the sash, but, as he expected, it was fastened. So he took a stout knife from his pocket, and, slipping Its thin edge under the frame, threw nil his welcht suddenly upon the blade. With a report like that of a pistol, the lock snapped. For five minutes, perhaps, the burglar crouched in the shadows under the window, watching, listening. But not a sound, save the patter of the rain In the street, did he bear; not a moving object did be see. Then carefully, noiselessly, ne raisea the sash and climbed in. Ho was in total darkness, but knew exactly where he stood. He could have drawn an accurate, detailed plan of the In terior of the building knew precisely how many feet It was from the win dow to the safe; from the sate to the front doors. So, although lie could not see bis hand before blm, he turned confi dently to the left and walked six paces. Then he circled to the right round the end ot the counter, and took four steps more. Pausing, he reached out his hand and touched the safe. The burglar moved his band glee fully over the door and laughed. The bank was not provided with a vault A good vault costs almost as much as a building, and this was a small bank In a country town. So the funds were Intrusted to the protection ot this "burglar-proof safe. He won dered what the citizens would say about "burglar-proof" safes while gathering up the pieces! Without losing a moment he filled the cracks around the door with soap, leaving ore small opening. To this opening he attached his pump and ex, hausted the air on the inside. Closing the opening, he cut a piece off the bar of soap, and, rolling It be tween bis palms and moulding it with his fingers, soon fashioned it into the shape of a small cup. This he fastened at the bottom of the door and filled with nltro-glycerlte. Then he attached a fuse. Ten feet from the safe a door opened Into the rear office of the bank, and In this room the safe breaker had planed to seek refuge while the explosive was doing its work. Not desiring to tarry unneces. sartly la close proximity to a charge of nltro-glycerine about to explode, he concluded, before lighting the fuse to satisfy himself that the door of this Inner room was not locked or Lotted. He turned the knob, the door opened readily, and he took one step across the threshold. Then be paused In the intense darkness he could not see an object; In the perfect silence be could not bear a sound But something premonition. In- etlnct, some indefinable sixth sense something sent a chill through him and he trembled as one who suddenly becomes conscious of the presence of unseen spirits. Without the power to move, he stood staring into the darkness, the perspiration standing In icy drops upon his forehead, With the desperation that fear In spires, he drew bis dark lantern lipped back tbe slide, and threw the Marching glare around the room lighting first the most distant corner Slowly be moved the lantern, bringing tbe round spot of brilliant light toward him across the carpet, Suddenly he uttered a low cry, and shrank back as the light fell fiercely upon an object almost at his feet. Bo near that by stooping the burglar could have touched him. oeaa man lay, bis waxen face and sightless eyes turned upward. The carpet, where his head and shoulders rested, gleamed scarlet with hi blood; the nerveless fingers of his right hand clasped a pistol; in the centre ot his forehead was a ghastly wound. . With a strange weakness in his knees the burglar bent over the dead man, brushed back tbe matted hair, took the pistol gently from his fingers and folded his hands across hi breast. In the corpse the cracksman recognized Frazer, the bank cashier. On the desk near hlra was the fol towing letter, unsealed "Being no longer able to conceal toy shorttge, to hide the fact that the life does not contain the amonrt ot money it should, and being a cc Vrd, I have chosen a coward's method of paying my debt. I do not ask for pity. I only ask compassion for m wife." For a moment the bnrrlar stood undecided, the letter in his hand Suddenly, breaking the Impressive silence, came the loud ringing of a telephone bell. Instantly, Involuntarily, the burglar closed the lantern slide, gripped his pistol and crouched behind the desk. Again tne ueu rang, and mechanically he arose and walked to the telephone. Standing with one foot on each side of the dead cashier, be took down the receiver. ' "Hello!" he said, striving to Imi tate the voice ot one whose eyes he could feel, but could not see. He was answered by a woman. "Oh, Henry!" she said, "I have Just awakened from such a vivid such an awful dream! I know it is silly, but It frightened me. I dreamed that you were in trouble In disgrace. And then I awoke and found that you had not returned home. Oh, Henry! what Is keeping you so late? Come home at once, will you not, dear?" "Yes," the burglar replied, as one In a daze. , "Do," she continued, and there was anxiety in her voice. "I am so glad, so glad it was only a dream. I would rather see you dead than dlshoopred, Henry, dear." . ' The burglar crept back to his desk and seated himself in the dead man's chair, the woman's voice still ringing in his cars. That voice! It haunted him like a memory of the long ago, like an echo of the days ot childhood. It thrilled. it stirred htm. It aroused that old mad love of his boyhood. Whose voice was it? Undoubtedly the wife ot the dead coward lying at his feet? But who bad Bhe been be tore before she married him? , That voice! Could It be Martha Grant's? Years and years ago, wien they were schoolmates, he had loved Martha, worshiping her from afar, for she lived in a fine house in tbe best part ot the town, and he was a child of the slums. A vast social gulf di vided them, but he loved ber in se cret, knowing that he scarcely entered ber thoughts. Once he had thrashed boy for teaBlng her, and she bad smiled at blm. He bad never forgotten that smile. That was years and years ago. but, though she had long sines passed out ot his life, he had never loved another. And now was that voice Indeed the voice of Martha Grant? Again the burglar deliberately - opened the slide ot his lantern and turned the gleam upon the desk. At tbe back part of tbe desk he saw a picture in a silver frame. .It was a photograph of a woman not a par- ( tlcularly handsome woman but ' glorified by a dazzling smile and he recognized that smile! From that face be turned reluctant ly at last to gaze with scorn at the cold features lying there with tbe scarlet mark of sin upon Mb brow. He felt no pity now nothing but con tempt; but Martha's words, "I would rather see you dead than dishonored," rang tn his ears. With a smile he placed the letter tbe contemptible letter In his pocket, picked up Frazer's pistol, re placed the empty chamber with a loaded cartridge, and laid tbe weap In a drawer. Then he tore tbe collar ot the cashier's coat, ripped one sleeve half Its length and overturned the chairs and scattered them about It was nearly daybreak. In a few moments the gray would be creeping up the eastern sky. Quickly the burglar blew open the safe and scattered the gold and silver5 and bank notes upon the floor. "Now," he said to himself, "they, will find the evidence ot burglary, the cashier murdered!" Leaving his soap and dark lantern, by the shattered safe, be fled, and; two things only did he take the cashier's letter aid the photograyh in the silver frame. Through the rain and darkness he drove away, without taking any of the spoils ot bis burglary, but not unhappy. A woman's smiling face seemed to thank him. He laughea aloud as be fled through the gray of morning, thinking of a schoolgirl smiling at a ragged urchin. Students Light the Lamps. Kansas City's street lighting sys tem furnishes employment to twenty six young men, who, with the money they earn from lighting the gas lamps, are educating themselves In their chosen professions. Young men from tbe business colleges, from tbs la schools, from the medical colleges, J from the dental colleges and from the engineering schools are represented la this group of twenty-six self-supporting students. The salaries re ceived by the operators vary tnm 130 to 90 a month, according to the number of lamps on each operators "run." The largest salary paid a stu dent Is $65 a month. Kanins City,, Star. Etports of Hungarian beans to the United States in 1809 were ot th valueot 11,170,000. alxe.