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TK« Vie* President'a Son WIm a B»p«blt»
mi Editor*! Dsafhttr.
Mrs. Lewis G. Stevenson, the bride of
Vie* Pre»*i«mt SSevenaoa'a only son, was
ch»' niny jovag Kciety woman in
Bloomington, the daughter of W, O.
Davis, proprietor
of The Daily
Pantograph. She
is handsome and
vivacious and
cultured beyond
the average of
women, a college
training being re
enforced in her
case by the ad
vantages of sev
eral years' travel
abroad and a
MBS. LEWIS 9TRVEXSOW. marked profi
ciency in most of the languages of mod
ern Europe. Her collegiate education
was secured in part at the state normal
university at Bloomington and by sub
sequent attendance at a Boston college.
The late Jesse W. Fell, an intimate
friend of Abraham Lincoln and one of
th« founders of the Republican party,
was Mrs. Stevenson's grandfather, and
as The Pantograph, her father's paper, is
on® of the stanchest Republican jour
nals in central Illinois her lineage may
be said to be entirely Republican, so that
party lines were evidently left entirely
out of consideration by the yottng people
in arranging for their anion. As their
families were intimate and their respec
tive fathers strong personal friends in
spite of party differences, and as, more
over, they had known each other from
childhood, there was no reason in their
case, if there ever is, why such matters
should be considered.
Mr. Stevenson, the bridegroom, is his
father's private secretary and has had
some experience as a journalist. He has
just turned 24 years and has not en
joyed the best of health for several years,
owing to an accident which befell him
while at college and which compelled
him to leave without completing his
scholastic course. His education has not
been by any means neglected, however,
though most of it was got by private
study, and he is said to be singularly
well informed. A summer spent in the
bracing air of the Adirondack moun
tains and at the seaside seemed to put
him thoroughly on his feet in time for
the wedding, and it is likely that his
wedding tour in the south of France
will effect a permanent improvement.
II **oh Synod to Decide WHl«h
Had Wedded.
The misfortune of having a "double"
who so closely resembled Thomas Mc
Cobb that his o
wile could not tell
one from the other resulted in such a
furore in the United Presbyterian con
gregation that husband and wife were
both dismissed. The right of a man to
wed the sister of his deceased wife was
also a feature of the case.
McCobb and William Clyde of the
Shenango United Presbyterian congre
gation looked so much alike that the
session, the presbytery and finally the
synod itself had trouble over it. They
were both members of the Shenango
congregation. Thomas McCobb had
three pretty cousins in Philadelphia and
admired them all. He become engaged
to tne eldest. When she rejected him,
the second sympathized and married
him. In the course of time she died.
Her younger sister, having in the mean
time becomo rich by a fortunate invest
ment in oil lands, had been living with
the McCobbs for several years and con
turned with Thomas McCobb and his
parents and the children. By and by
Newton Fletcher happened to be over
in Greenville one day when a justice of
the peace pointed to Thomas McCobb on
the street and said:
"I married that man an hour ago to
Miss Blank," naming the youngest of the
three sisters.
Newton Fletcher came home, and the
news soon spread among the congrega
tion that Thomas McCobb had married
his deceased wife's sister contrary to the
rales of the church. The session of el
ders took it up. Thomas denied it and
said it must have been William Clyde.
The justice of the jeace was confronted
ty all concerned in the presence of the
•'That's the man 1 married," he said
pointing to William Clyde. William de
nted it.
"Then it must be that other one.
Thomas denied it too.
'•That's the woman, anyhow, and that'
the bonnet she had on. She must know
whom 1 married her to."
The woman looked from Thomas to
William and back again and stood mute.
She didn't seem to know which was the
The case was appealed from the ses
sion to the presbytery, and when they
were all ready to try it somebody had
stolen the records out of one of the pews.
When they finally did decide it, it was
taken to the synod on appeal. Then it
was decided that McCobb was the hus
band, and he and the wife were both dis
missed from the church.—Jamestown
U'ifaiJfepateh in Pittsburg Dispatch.
The Largest State Capitol*
The largest state building in the
United States and the seventh largest
bnilding in the world is the state capitol
of Texas. It cost |3,5(H,000.
Sunflower rSjwr.
mill at Srlinii, Kkn*, makes paper
from sunflower stalks. The produci is
regarded as superior to straw paper.
A Bnt»»rk»ble Instance of Physical Snftp
tag sad Thought TrMifereace.
The Popolo Romano relates the fol
lowing authentic fact, without giving
more than the initial of fhe person to
whom it oceurred, a distinguished young
lawyer of literary reputation, who stated
that he could not give the most remote
explanation of it: "Some years since, on
a hot summer afternoon, the Awocato
A together with his wife and two
children, left their house in Via Gaeta at
ft o'clock precisely for un evening walk.
He was in good health and spirits, but
just as they crossed the street he was
suddenly seized with a shock through his
A'hole body, which caused all the blood
to leave his face and obliged him to sup*
port himself against the wall. His wire
in alarift assisted him to steady himself,
anxiously asking what was the matter.
"He recovered himself speedily and was
able to continue the walk, only describ
ing an unaccountable perturbation and
humming in his ears. The evening
breeze and exercise gradually calmed
and revived him, and he completely re
gained his usual frame. They went to
visit some friends and then rested at a
cafe, when toward half past 11 o'clock a
storm which had been gathering began
the first blasts of wind, and they hurried
home. Scarcely arrived indoors, the
Awocato A hurried to remove some
flowerpots from a balcony over the
street, taking a lamp with him. The
wind extinguished the light, so ha had
tocoiitinue his operations in the dark,
only illuminated now and then by the
lightning flashes. He was just lifting
the l:ist flower vase, an ornamental one.
given him by his mother, when he was
startled by seeing a kind of black veil
waving upward close in front of him,
which, as it rose, assumed a human form.
Very much disturbed, he immediately
related the strange appearance to his
wife, and the perturbation before expe
rienced again overcame him, leaving
him unable to sleep all night. Early in
the morning came a telegram from his
brother at Ferrara stating that their
mother had been suddenly seized with
cerebral syncope the previous evening at
6 o'clock and had expired at midnight,
just aa the Awocato A had seen the
black veil vanish into space."
A Tender Banded Tramp,
Robert James Gordon, a casual, de
clined to break stone in return for food
and shelter at the Newcastle workhouse,
and doubtless much to the surprise of
the workhouse authorities successfully
resisted the proceedings taken against
him for that act of insubordination. Be
ing called on in the Newcastle police
court to explain his refusal, Mr. Gordon,
who appears to be an educated man and
is described as speaking "logically and
fluently," asked the bench to consider
what such work meant to a man like
His hands would, he said, become
quite lacerated, and were he a clerk or a
tailor the result would be that in search
ing for employment afterward he would
be unable to follow it. In the case of a
shorthand writer, too, he asked how he
would be able to write 180 words per
minute if his hands were mangled in the
way they assuredly would be after break
inga ton of stone. His chances of gain
ing work were thus minimized, and he
"submitted respectfully" that accord
ing to law the master of the workhouse
did not use any of the discretion which
the regulations directed him to use.
After the magistrates had consulted
together for some time, the chairman
stated that the bench could not agree
upon a decision, and that the defendant
would thus get the benefit of the circum
stance. Personally, he added, he should
certainly have punished him, but his col
league being of a different opinion they
had concluded to dismiss the case.—Lon
don News. __
Obo Consolation.
On the dock at Tripoli may baseen a
curious collection of articles. They rep
resent import and export taxes and are
told by the customs officials. 'Hie im
port tax is 8 per cent of the value, and
the export tax is 1 per cent. If any one
refuses to pay the tax, the officials take
possession of one-eighth of the merchan
Some time ago a European foreign
minister visited Tripoli in the service of
his country. He had with him 300 visit
ing cards. When a tax was demanded
on these, he was angry and refused to
pay it. A high official of the govern
ment was summoned to settle the matter.
He solemnly confiscated 8 per cent of
the merchandise in question, 24 visiting
"Very well, keep them," cried the irate
embassador, "keep them. 1 resign my
self. I shall not be obliged to pay you
a visit of ceremony for 24 years.
Youth's Companion.
Be Picked HU Men.
A prominent Methodist clergyman,
who now resides in San Francisco, tells
this incident, which occurred in a Pull
man sleeper while riding through Iowa.
As the train passed over the state line
into Iowa a seal was put on the liquor
sideboard in the buffet, and the clergy
man, wishing to test the enforcement of
the prohibition law, called the porter and
asked him"if he could get a little whisky.
"Oh, yes. sah," said the porter.
"And how about a little wine?" queried
the minister.
"I think 1 cau fix, you, sah," waa the
prompt and whispered reply.
"But," continued the reverend gentle
man, "how about prohibition in Iowa'/"
"Oh," said the porter, with a knowing
wink, "we always pick ««r mou. safe."
—San Francisco Ariroaont.
Bftbbl GbiUt Got the
11 of Now York la So
Foremost among the leaders of Juda
ism in the United States is Dr. Gustav
Gottheil, rabbi of the Temple Etnanu-El,
in Fifth avenue, New York, the richest
Hebrew congregation in America, if not
in the world. He is personally one of the
most genial of men, and though nearly
65 years old is as vigorous as a man of
30. He is of medium height and sturdy
build, with square Bhoulders and a
strong yet kindly face of pronounced
Jewish oaatl. He labors hard, as he mart
to fulfill his manifold duties as pasted,
writer, lecturer and director of a score of
charitable and benevolent institutions.
He is as well known among the wretch
ed tenements of New York's east side
Ghetto as to the members of his own con
gregation and is popularly styled "the
Father of the Unfortunate," an affection
ate pseudonym bestowed upon him by
Jesse Seligman, the New York banker.
Dr. Gottheil was born in Posen, Prus
sia, in 1827, and began the study of the
ology before he was 15 years of age. He
completed his studies at Berlin under
such famous teachers as Haldheim,
Zung and Heimschneider, whose influ
ence as reformers upon the religion of
their race has been deep and lasting.
For a few years Dr. Gottheil was assist
ant rector of the Reform congregation
in Berlin. In lb'60 he became rabbi of
the congregation of British Jews at Man
chester and remained there for f3 years.
Then he came to the United States and
succeeded Rabbi Guttheim as pastor of
Temple Emanu-El. When Dr. Samuel
Adler, senior rabbi of the temple, re
tired after a long career as one of the
foremost teachers of Judaism Dr. Gott
heil succeeded him. Soon after he be
came a director of the Hebrew Union
college in Cincinnati and for many years
maintained a Hebrew preparatory school,
from which were graduated many of the
present pastors of Hebrew synagogues
in this country.
As a writer on theological matters Dr.
Gottheil long ago established his right
to a place among the foremost church
men in the United States, and no He
brew has more respect and admiration
from Christians. Dr. Gottheil lives in
a fashionable quarter of upper Fifth
avenue. He has four children. One of
them, Richard Gottheil, is professor of
Semitic and rabbinical literature in Co
lumbia college.
Women Who Sapport THalr BMSaete
American women are yearly growing
more independent. The statistics show
that over 3,000,000 women are earning
independent incomes in this country.
There are some 2,500 practicing medicine,
8,000 managing postoffices, 275 preaching
the gospel, and in New York city alone
27,000 of them support their husbands.
A ttig I.obatcr roaiid.
Ther is a lobster farm, or pouad. as it
is called, 12 acres in extent at Southport.
Me. This pound is the most successful
on the coast, whence 1,000.000 lobsters
are shipped eaFh year. The pound is
formed by building a solid dain across a
tidewater cove. This dam does not quite
rise to high water mark, but across the
top is placed a fence of iron rods, per
mitting a daily change of water and pre
venting the lobsters from escaping. In
the spring and fall business is most brisk.
TheWorld is Fair!
When the fisherman bring the lobsters
to the pound, the "fish," as they are
called, are hoisted to the dam, measure*.!,
and those which are more than 10J
Inches long, the legal limit,are thrown in.
if a lobster is clever, his life in the pound
may be long and full of joy. If he is
Stupid, he will be fished, out with a drag
seine and packed in a barrel, with a piece
Of ice for a pillow, and sent to Boston.
The seine is made of stout twine and is
weighied at the bottom with a heavy
Chain. Along the top is a row of corks,
which sustain the weight of the seine
while the chain drags on the bottom of
the pound.
A single cast of this seine will bring
up lobsters enough to fill 11 barrels. The
chain as it sweeps along the bottom stirt
up the lobsters, which immediately shoot
backward into the slack twine. In tak
ing them out the men wear heavy mit
tens, though even then they are often
nipped. In the pound the lobsters are
fed on salt herring, men rowing about
in skiffs and pitching the herring over
board. Thin is called
And see the stock it. rf-
Jackets, CarpetsRugs.
land everything to
make life at home or abroad bright and Fair
V -J"
"1 \J|:
'feeding the chick­
ens," and it takes »about six barrels to
make a light lunclitiuu iur the flodt,—
Beaten Glob*.
The Cat In Ancient'Timet.
The cat was so very highly regarded in
England at one time, both as a rat and
mouse catcher, and as an ornament to
society, that we find the following salu
tary law passed by one of the princes
of Wales:
"If any one steal or kill a Cat tlu.t
guards the Prince's Granery, he is to
forfeit a milch Ewe, its Fleece and
Lamb. Or. as much Wheat as, when
poured upon the cat suspended from its
tail, with tiie head touching the floor,
would forma heap highenonght to
the tip of the former."
Though the Welsh had a high opinion
of the cat. the ancient Egyptians had a
still higher. Theto intelligent and civ
ilized people treated cats with great dis
tinction. It was a crime to kill them,
and when they nl they received a pub
lic burial, at which the people mourned,
having first, shaved off their eyebrows as
a token, pf sorrow. The most prominent
cats were upon death embalmed in drugs
and spices, and cat mummies have been
found side by side with those of kings.
When Cambyses, the Persian, attacked
the Egyptian city of Pelusis, he cunning
ly provided his soldiers with cats in
stead of shields. When the host ad
vanced, the Egyptians retired in confu
sion upon discovering that they would be
unable to do damage to their enemy
without seriously imperiling the lives of
vast numbers of cats. And so the city
was taken easily and without the loss of
blood or of a cat. It cannot be disputed
that the ancient Egyptian cats must have
enjoyed life very much.—St. Louis Pest*
Perrente Man.
Wife—My husband is the queerest
Friend—In what respect?
Wife—Why, before he married *6#
couldn't get him to leave the house be
fore 12 o'clock, and since I can't get him
to come to it before that time. ™1
Some say the World's Fair
is all over, but we say we
can convince you by our
Large Stock and low
prices thatfthe
World rs yer Fair,
If you call
at the store of
A LEX CAMERON, Prksidkht.
C. W WOOD, Vice-PwieiDE*T.
Is loaded at both ends.
Drop it or it may hurt
you. It never pays to
stick to a wrong idea, no
matter how old it is. It
is better to be RIGHT
1 than to be—left.
why people aie
our Silverware.
A 100-cent dollar is
what the people demand
and that's the kind of sil
jverware we are selling
1 them. Good for its face
value good all over—
good all through—just
what we represent it to
be without calling an
extra session.
Frank Smith.
The Cite
We engrave all silver
bought of us.
Of Madison, S.
CAPITAL amd SURPLUS, 166,000.00
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Steamship Tickets Sold Direct to Madison from
Drafts Ismd on Principal European Citios.
Insurance and Collections Receive Especial
Mention. Taxes Paid for Non-Residents•
GQRSiaseosrsfiaKrcs BOLI^I
My new Fall Stock is now arriving,
including the latest styles in
Parlor, Bedroom and Office Furniture
I bought njy goods in large quantities cheap, for
casli, which will enable me to sell at very low fig
ures. A complete line of
Chairs. Betisprings, Picture Frames, Etc., Etc.
It pays
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