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Tbe Plattsmoutti Journal
G. B. MASS, W. K. FOX, Publishers.
The March for frozen birds in a New
York city cold storage house, made by
the state game inspector, Is ended, and
It appears that In its course nearly 49.
000 birds, were discovered, all of
which. It Is alleged, were killed out of
season. Criminal and civil actions are
to be brought at once against several
Eugene Field's first poem was dis
covered recently In the possession of
Edgar White, a court stenographer at
Macon. Mo. It is entitled 'Bucephalus,
a Ttall." and is believed to have been
written by the author In 1S71, when
he was a student in the state univer
sity. H. W. Burke, a SL Joseph jus
tice of the peace, who worked with
Field on the old St. Joseph Gazette,
has pronounced tbe poem genuine.
The Pullman company is arranging
to establish a pension system for its
entire force of employes, numbering
between 12.000 and 15.000 persons. Six
ty years will be made the limit of ser
vice. For each year an allowance of
1 per cent of the average monthly pay
for the last ten months Is to be given.
Thus, employes who have been with
the company forty years, receiving
$50 a month, would get 40 per cent of
$50. or $20 a month.
Tradition asserts that the Queen of
Sheba gave Solomon an intricately
pierced stone to thread. He solved the
problem by forcing a worm, dragging a
thread, to crawl through the winding
pas.-jage. The modern version is on
a maniSed scale. To test the riht of
Chicago to call itse!f a seaport, the
steamer Northman, loaded with west
ern grain, timber and machinery, has
made the voyage from Chicago to
Hamburg by way of the Great Lakes
and the Welland canal. The white
thread of her wake can harly fail to
weave new nd important pattern into
the maritime commerce of nations.
A patriotic New Yorker, a member
of the Sons of the Revolution, is pre
paring to give to each of the public
school buildings of New York city, a
copy cf colossal size, of the famous
Houdon bust of Washington. The
model, made by Wilson MacDonald.
one of the oldest sculptors In America,
has already been accepted. The pub
lic spirited donor believes that love of
country ehou!d be taught In the schools
and that there is no better way of
teaching it than by keeping the mem
ory of the greatest patriots fresh In
the irinds of the pupils. Naturally the
Father of his country comes first.
An Indianapolis correspondent calls
attention to the part played by the
telephone In a recent divorce case at
Noblesvllle, Ind. A Mrs. Nagle brought
suit for divorce. On the day appointed
for the trial her attorney, Mr. Fippn,
could not attend, and called up the
Noblesvllle judge and explained the
circumstances, suggesting that the
case be tried by telephone. The jucge
consented the witnesses were sworn,
and in answer to questions asked them
by Mr. Fippen, thirty miles away, sub
mitted their testimony to the Judge,
after which Mr. Fippen delivered his
argument, talking into the judge's ear
by telephone. The divorce was grant
ed. Dr. N. S. Davis, of Chicago. I3 called
the father of the American medjeal
association, for it was in 1845. whi!ie a
member of the New York state medi
cal society, that he offered a resolution
recommending that a national conven
tion, representing all the medical soci
eties and colleges in the country, be
held In New York city In May. 1846.
The purpose was to be the adoption of
a concerted plan of action for the ele
vation of the standard of medical edu
cation in the United States. The con
vention resulted in the formation) of
the American medical society. Dr.
Davis is S5 years old. and has been a
icsident of Chicago since 1S43.
The remarks against kissing attrib
uted to Professor Crook of Chicago,
prompted B. B. Wilson, a merchant cf
Mount Hope. Kan., to form an anti
kissing league. A dozen married men
were persuaded to become members.
The wife of Secretary T. J. Cox. of the
league, has revolted and Is suing for
divorce, after three weeks without kiss
ing, but Cox boasts he has not kissed
his wife in many years, maintaining
that it is unmanly. The pledge one
has to take to join the league is that
he will kiss no woman, no matter if
she Is his wife. "Kissing is for women
only the weaker sex." Wilson says.
"Kissing Is a weak manner of show
ing affection. We love our wives more
than those men who are all the time
kissing them every time they leave
the house. Some wives may object, but
that will not induce us to desert the
cause. My wife Is in favor of the plan
and looks at it in the same manner as
Paul Wayland Bartlett, the sculptor.
who has established his studio in one
of the eastern suburbs of Washington,
has received a letter from the French
government accepting his statue of La
fayette, which is the gift to France of
5.000.000 American school children.
Mr. Bartlett's design was the success
ful one before the American jury, and
he was required by the French gov
ernment to erect his statue in plaster
on the site allotted for it in the court
cf the Louvre, where the French jury
Cnal!y passed on it.
The Georgia Agricultural works at
Fort Va'.ley has Jut shipped to far
away Greece a complete ginning outfit,
consisting cf a 60-saw Centennial cot
ton gin. feeder and condenser. This is
but the first installment of several gin
outfits to be shipped to Greece and
other foreign countries.
Dr. A. P. Grinnel of Burlington, de
clares that over three million doses of
opium are sold at Vermont every,
month to habitual narcotic users. His
figures were the result of an official
(y nfcAVr r
Thousands of beautiful rosy stars
Came tumbling uown rrotn the sky.
And dear latne June he gathered them
In a clustering family.
The nun fell hot. and the world was
To the little frightened things.
1'ntll August came to enfold them
With a pair of sheltering wings.
You will shine again with brighter rays.
Sweet wanderers from the sklea:
The days are bringing you sure reward
In a wonderful surprise.
For Autumn carries the magic key
To unlock a milkweed pod.
And thousands of starry angels wl.l
Fly back to their home with Ood.
An Effect in Rosemary.
BY ELIZABETH CHERRY WALTZ.
Author "The Spread of Fire."
(Copyright. 1301. by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
The maid tied the last knot of rib
bon and adjusted the last fold of gauze.
Contrary to custom they were a quar
ter of an hour too early.
Milly Ellis, on the programs Mls3
Millicent Devereaux, laughed a little
"No flowers? We are. Indeed. In a
stranee land. Run out the call boy
anybody there Is yet time. There
should be a florist near."
"And the flowers, madame, what
shall they be?"
A second's thought, then a rush of
memory. For the sake of the past,
Milly Ellis said, hastily:
"Lilacs white or purple. There will
be plenty this time of the year. See.
they will suit my gown!"
The maid snatched a cloak from the
"I will go myself. I will not trust a
youth. It Is a matter of taste."
Then Miss Devereaux went up the
steps that led to the green room and
to the stage In front. She wished to
see the audience before the play be
gan. She walked slowly and haughtily
through the laughing. Inpatient throng
of chorus girls and villagers and took
refuge In the wings until she saw an
opening in the curtains through which
she could look. There was a sea of
faces, a-great audience, but nowhere
one familiar face, although Milly Ellis
had been born and grew up In this
great city and now returned to It, the
star of an opera troupe.
The bran new chandelier of electric
lights threw its beams over the clean
paint and gay draperies of the sum
mer theater. There were rows upon
rows of heads and faceB, but nothing
familiar to respond to the fond long
ing In her heart.
A voice sounded beside her.
"A great audience a real triumph
and you are quite at your best to
night. Miss Devereaux."
Beside her, bowing low enough, was
the new tenor.
"Surely a success but perhaps Miss
Devereaux will accept the flowers she
can so well carry in the ballroom
He held a splendid armful of hot
house roses, red and glowing. Miss
Devereaux flushed somewhat angrily.
It would not be politic to refuse.
"I will carry them in the one scene,"
she said coldly." but they are too
sumptuous for the village maid. I must
wear or carry a simpler flower with
In the wines Felice waited with an
odorous bunch, white lilacs with the
most delicate perfume, with the subtle
wood scent, with the message of eter
nal hope of springtime.
"Thank God. there is something
left," whispered the woman3 heart,
"something sweet and unchanged."
She stood apart with the flowers on
her breast until her call, stood ab
sorbed in the dreams of an old house
In the grove, of flashing waters, of old
and gnarly lilac bushes, of silent
stretches of field and meadow, of peace
for Milly Ellis, with her clear bird
voice, had been only a simple country
maiden ere she went away to learn to
Gone were the days of her training,
her struggle in grim New York; van
ished the Faris life where her voice
"Lilacs white and purple."
had been perfected; like a d-eam were
the tours in small Italian towns to test
her powers and to become confident in
her work. Gone, gone, nothing left,
nothing worth while save the spring
mornings in front of an old wooden
house in a grove, the odor of lilacs, the
calls of birds answering her own clear
notes, mild and sweet beyond belief.
No one knew for she was iver re
served as to her personality. No one
knew that tonight she sang before her
home audience. It was twelve years,
and a girl is forgotten in twelve years,
when her friends have passed away
into the silence of the hereafter.
She went onto the stage with a pen
sive loveliness in her face and when
she sang there were those tears In her
voice that she dared not shed, the
tears of the heart for the days that
A girl again in her simple gauze
gown and hanging hair, she carried
away her audience because she seemed
one with them. In the ballroom scene
she was alien to the time and place.
They resented the attitude, the hour,
the glowing crimson roses. Breathless
ly they watched the mimic escape as a
gypsy girl longing for her home. Joy
ously saw her return to her wlldwood
haunts and her lover. Then the audi
ence rose in applause, and tbe hour of
a great triumph had truly come to
Her heart swelled when she went,
with her jubilant manager, before the
curtains. She longed to cry out:
I am little Milly Ellis, who was born
and brought up here, obscure enough
among you and now now I have
conquered you all!"
But even in that hour there was to
be something beside. As she bowed
and smiled, speechless In her deep
emotion, a slender tongue of flame
leaped from above In one of the wings,
and caught a swaying gilded banneret.
And. in the next second, hoarse cries
of "Fire!" were here and there and
wild screams of terror. In a breath the
woman was forgotten in the fear of
The manager flew from her side to
the rear, commanding, half mad with
this sudden change of fortune. But the
fire leapt, like a thing of life, from one
flimsy ornament and drapery to an
other and the opening doors fanned the
In that moment when the manager
left her alone, Milly Ellis stood sud
denly stripped of all she had held most
dear, stood alone and saw a mad fight
"John Crompton!" she exclaimed.
for life begin. Where now was the
dashing tenor whose burning eyes had
so lately pursued her own? Where now
the fickle admirers of the past and
present? She stood alone and the fire
demon ran above her and dropped
down upon her gauze draperies, burn
ing gegaws which had glittered and
shone but a moment before. She in
vited destruction, she stood alone.
In that desperate moment, a deep
"Come with me at once! '
A heavy wrapping, the curtain of one
of the boxes, was twined about her.
She was fairly whirled off her feet by
the impetuosity of a race across the
stage and a plunge and jump into the
orchestra box. Half dragged, half run
ning, the singer was urged on until she
stood in the alleyway back of the the
ater, and knew she was safe.
But it was dark and she heard the
rattle of the engines coming. Holding
to her rescuer's arm. they ran to a
side street and at last sank down on
the stone steps of a church. As they
lay there panting the very heavens lit
up. The theater was doomed.
In the lurid light Milly Ellis looked
at her rescuer. He was tall and broad
and she knew his strength. As he sat
still, breathing heavily, memory strug
gled within her to formulate a name, a
remembrance. She leaned forward and
when the heavy drapery fell away, she
smelled the white lilacs.
"John Crompton!" she exclaimed.
"John Crompton! And you have saved
"Everyone else deserted you." he
said, "so I came to you."
She deserved the words. Years be
fore she had despised his friendship
and expostulations against her career.
"It was death," she whispered fear
fully, "it was death!"
"A short enough triumph for you."
he sa d, more kindly, "the triumph of a
few moments. Still, It may satisfy
you your art may still be more to
you than friendship, love, and even
But she caught his arm and clung
"After this? After I have learned
what art means how cruel it is how
art is nothing to life? O John, my
heart has been aching all day for the
old time when I could be happy."
For answer he wrapped the red dra
pery about her and over her fallen
"You are not so changed." he said.
There was a note of tenderness In
"But you? What has come to you.
John? You are different."
"I am a man." he said, and as he
spoke the lurid light fell upon his
face. "I am a man now, and I claim a
man's heritage. I would share no one
with art. I must have all or nothing.
You know me of old."
She knew him. He had not ap
proached her or written her for years.
"And you have waited all this time?"
"I cared for no one else."
The immensity of the feeling she
had long ago awakened struck at the
door of her heart. She clutched at his
hand. She wet It with her tears.
"It was art or life." she said, broken
ly, "and life won, John, life has won."
BadgM of the Sooth anrl Went.
It is not difficult to tell by their
clothes from which section of the
country senators hail. Perhaps not so
much by their clothes as the way they
wear them, one should say, to be ac
curate. All the string ties, for In
stance, come from the west and south.
Eastern senators wear stylish scarfs
almost without exception. Eastern
senators button their frock3 and cut
aways; westerners and southerners
leave them open. The western and
southern members have low-cut vests,
usually with one or two buttons un
buttoned. Two finely groomed sena
tors are Piatt and Depew, whose
clothes are made by the best tailors
in New York and London. Where will
you find a more neatly dressed man
than Aldrich of Rhode Island? And
Wetmore one of the 400? His
clothes cost him the larger part of
his salary. New York Press.
Satin boleros In ivory or cream white
are one of the features of the season.
Washington Has Many That Wer
Planned by Famous Americans.
It was the custom of the late Charles
A. Dana to visit this city occasionally,
writes a Washington correspondent of
the New York Times, and to spend the
entire day that he gave to sight-seeing
In looking over the trees of the
city with William R. Smith, in charge
of the botanical gardens. Mr. Dana
said of Mr. Smith that he knew more
about trees than any half-dozen men
of Mr. Dana's acquaintance. Mr. Smith
has in his gardens a number of his
torically interesting trees. There is a
Kentucky oak grown from an acorn
planted by John J. Crittenden, and a
story goes with this information about
the intimacy that existed between
Crittenden, Robert Mallory and John
A. Bingham of Ohio. Not far from
the elm grown from one planted by
George Washington at the time he laid
the corner-stone of the capitol. Work
men killed the tree while excavating
for the architectural terrace at the
west front. Mr. Smith propagated the
new elm from the old roots, and the
new tree was planted where It is by
Senator James B. Beck of. Kentucky.
While Jefferson Davis was secretary
of war his wife gave Mr. Smith some
seed of the Monterey cypress, from
which was produced a fine specimen
near the end of the greenhouse. To
specimens of the bald variety of cyp
ress are named "Forney" and "For
rest." one planted by John W. Forney,
an editor, and the other by Edwin For
rest, the actor, 35 years ago. A Chin
ese tree was grown from seed obtained
at the grave of Confucius, and was pre
sented to the garden by Charles A.
Dana and planted by Representative
Amos J. Cummings fifteen years ago.
Among other well known tree planters
who have left their names are Thad
deus Stevens, the late Senator Bayard,
who planted an English oak; Proctor
Knott. Daniel W. Voorhees, J. S. C.
Blackburn. Lot M. Morrill and Justin
S. Morrill, who planted winged elms
thirty years ago; Senator Hoar and
Senator Evarts. and some more recent
arrivals in Washington. There is a
Carolina poplar that is Interesting as
the parent of S0.000 other poplars, liv
ing in many states of the Union.
STRANGE IMPS IN THE SEA.
Cspt. Moody Caught One OfT Cape
Capt. William Moody of Baltimore
believes there are strange imps in the
tea. because he caight one recently
while fishing off Cape Charles light
ship. Capt. Moody is commander of
the lightship, and it is his habit to
keep a baited hook, attached to an ex
tremely long line in the water at all
times. Occasionally this persistency
1s rewarded with cod or other tooth
some fish of deep water. The captain
happened to be near the line when the
"imp" fish was hooked. He started to
pull it in, and then ensued as pretty
a battle as ever warmed the heart of
fisherman. Several times the creature
was brought to the surface, and on one
occasion it leaped ten feet in the air.
After a battle lasting fully an hour the
monster was harpooned and pulled on
deck. The fish weighed about eighty
pounds. The "imp" ha3 wings, which
are of the thickness of sailcloth, and
are mottled with blue checks or
squares. The mouth is filled with par
allel rows of conical teeth, the rows
varying from two, in the back part of
the upper jaw. to eight in front, with
twice these numbers In the lower jaw.
The tail has three rows of spines, re
sembling the teeth running its whole
length. The "imp" has no scales,
creature has been shown to govern
ment experts, but as yet remains un
classified. Horses Fear Papfr.
"Odd isn't it," said an old horseman,
"but a piece of white paper biowing
under a horse's feet will scare him
when nothing else under the sun will
make him bat an eye.
"There are old dray horses In this
town that would go on eating out of
a nosebag if the crack of doom should
Eound in the street. There are hun
dreds of them that would not wink
if a circus procession and seven bands
came by. A tugboat might plow up in
the river not SO feet away and they
wouldn't try to dodge th2 boiler-plate.
"But you can't trust one team in a
thousand to stand for the half of a
newspaper to come blowing under
"Why is it? I don't know. If a
horse has any 'bolt left in him he will
go at that. The automobile and the
trolley that are new to him don't feaze
him, but the scrap of paper, which has
been with us for generations, will
frighten him into a fit."
"Bnffalo Bill's Amiable Weakness.
"Buffalo Bill" once allowed himself
to be put to shame by failing to shoot
a couple of deer at an easy distance.
"Every one has hi3 little weakness,"
he exclaimed; "mine is a deer's eye.
I don't want you to say anything about
it to your friends, for they would laugh
more than ever, but the fact is I have
never yet been able to shoot a deer if
it looked me In the eye. With a buf
falo or a bear or an Indian It is differ
ent. But the deer has tho eye of a
trusting child soft, gentle and confid
ing. No one but a brute could shoot
a deer If he caught that look."
Negro and White Marriages.
During the past five years there has
been a decided increase in the number
of marriages In New York between
white and colored people. In 1895 there
were 729 such marriages. 369 negroes
having married white women and 360
colored women having married to
white men. Last year there were 1.
846, in which 920 negro women were
married to white men and 926 negroes
married white women.
Expedition to -Stn ly Fish,
The German Antarctic expedition,
which will start for Kerguelen island
in a few months, will give special at
tention to the study of sea life and Its
economic aspects. None of the useful
varieties of fish is yet known to exist
in Antarctic waters.
Mme. Lehmann Is said to be anxious
to make a concert tour of this country
next season. At her recent appearance
in Germany her voice was unusually
fresh and mellow.
SILKS VERY CHEAP.
WE ARE GAINING IN THE
Wonderful DeTelopmsnt of tbe Industry
Here from a Few Hand-Loom Faa
torlrs In New England New We're
Seeking- Markets Abroad.
Almost the poorest woman In this
nation may wear a silk gown in these
iays, and that, as Minister Wu Ting
fang told the silk merchants of Am
erica here some few months ago, is
not the case even In China, the homo
of silken gowns. Never before were
women's silk dress materials so
cheap as they are now. Never were
satins, velvets, plushes, ribbons and
sewing silks at so low a price In pro
portion to quality as at present. Silk3
both of domestic and foreign weaving,
are being sold in the retail stores in
all the principal cities of this country
at prices below the cost of manufactur
ing. Never before have artists tried so
zealously in producing the creations
which women can make such dreams
of delight and never before have the
prices been so irresistible to the femi
It Is all due to the rise of the
United States among the silkweaving
nations of the world, a rise so rapid
and so Irresiitible that the two dis
tinguished Swieg manufacturers one
of them the largest in the world
who served on the Jury which awarded
the Paris exposition silk prizes were
moved in their report to the govern
ment to call attention to the swiftly
increasing competition of the American
weavers in the markets of the world
and to predict nothing but disaster to
European competitors from it. Silk
goods of our own manufacture are rap
idly monopolizing the domestic market
and now are also finding an outlet
abroad. No other country, the manu
facturers agree, is now so well equip
ped as ours for the low-priced produc
tion of silk goods, so great has been
the improvement in power loom mak
ing here, and now, though the condi
tions have not been favorable in the
main either to labor or capital in the
silk industry in the last two years.
American manufacturers are supplying
at least 75 per cent, of the silk fabrics
in the domestic market and in ribbons
are making actually 90 per cent of
the supply. When the silk Industry
was started In this country in the
early forties It seemed to have poor
prospects. By long acquaintance with
silk weaving the French, English,
Swiss and Italian manufacturers bad
every advantage over the budding in
dustry. It has been American me
chanical genius which has pulled the
industry here out of the hole. "The
best factory gets the most work." is
an axiom in the silk trade and Ameri
can manufacturers get to work to
make theirs the best factories. In 1875
there were 1,605 looms, and all hand
looms at that In this country. In 1880
there were 3.153 hand looms double
the number and there were also
5.321 power looms, turning out silk
fabrics at double speed. In 1S90 the
number had increased to 20,822 power
looms, and 1.747 hand looms. Last
year, there were 30,000 power looms
on broad goods alone and 7,000 more
power looms were turning out rib
bons. The use of hand looms had
dropped till there were only 830 of
them, and of these 130 were turning
out specialties In narrow trimmings.
The Silk Association of America in its
annual report issued a few weeks ago
estimated the value of the product of
the silk looms of this country in the
last year at $100,000,000. More than
500 factories were turning out this pro
duct in every state in the union be
tween Maine and Delaware. In 1S50 a
few small factories in Connecticut were
turning out the whole product of the
industry here and it was valued at less
than $2,000,000. In New Jersey alone
last year there was $30,000,000 capital
invested in the silk business and al
most as much in Pennsylvania; 44.230
operatives were employed in the two
states, drawing $13,500,000 in wages,
and in the whole country there were
nearly 64,000 operatives who earned
more than $20,000,000. Other weaving
industries. In which silk is largely used
half as many more men, women and
children were employed and half as
much capital again was invested. Yet
the silk industry is passing through a
crisis Just now and its difficulties have
oeen the ill wind which has blown
good to the consumers alone. The
United States In the last two years has
imported one-third of the world's sup
ply of raw silk, but at an increased
price and under the competition of
rival mills equipped with highly pro
ductive machinery the market for the
finished goods has stayed down. That
is why silks are cheap here and per
sons of moderate Incomes benefit
thereby, while foreign manufacturers
year by year see themselves outbid and
outclassed In what was one one of
their most profitable markets.
Harvesting- by Installments.
A farmer in Barton county, Kan.,
last year carried Into successful opera
tion a plan by which outside help was
done away with. He had two grown
sons, and in September they com
menced sowing wheat. This was kept
up, planting a hundred acres every
month until January. In May his first
crop was ready to harvest, and in
September he was Just rounding out
his harvest and started in to planting;
again. Thus he and his sons handled
the entire crop of 500 acres and were
employed the year around. He saved
the expense of twenty hands and his
wheat crop netted him $700 clear
money. St. Louis Republic.
An Ancient Vase.
During excavations near Lampsak!.
on the Dardanelles, a beautiful vase
was found. It is made of burnt clay,
encrusted on the exterior with gold.
It has three golden handles and splen
did reliefs representing hunling scenes.
The date of the vase, which contained
human ashes, bones and pearls, is esti
mated at about B. C. 400.
A white pine tree twenty years old
ought to be about 25 feet high and at
30 or 40 years of age it ought to meas
ure about 60 feet.
NATIVE INDIAN SURVEYORS.
Strategy Necessary la Vlag Measuring
Instruments in Thibet.
At any time within the last thirty
live years the trans-Himalayan travel
er might have met a caravan of Thi
betan and Indian traders with their
pack-laden sheep climbing or descend
ing some steep mountain pass or cross
ing the Tsangpo on rafts. Walking
humbly with the servants or slaves
for to walk 13 a mark of servitude with
those people there woitfd be an In
dian with tea bowl and prayer barrel
suspended at his girdle, counting his
rosary as he walked, differing in noth
ing apparently from his companions
except in his more intelligent face and
in the greater interest with which he
noted everything about him. But open
his prayer barrel, which he piously
twirls when he comes to some par
ticularly dangerous spot, and there
will be found in it instead of a scroll
with the Budhist prayer. "Om manl
pad mi hom notes of the Journey after
the boundary was crossed, observations
with sextant and compass, and a sim
ple route survey showing the length
of each days march, the relative posl-
tion of the prominent peaka, the
course of the streams and their ap
proximate breadth and depth. It was
In 1861 that the successful opposition
of the Thibetans to the exploration of
the trans-Himalayan region by Euro
peans, as well as the fact that Indian
traders were permitted to travel freely
throughout Thibet, suggested to an of
ficer connected with the great trigono
metrical survey of India the expedient
of employing native surveyors. The
village schoolmaster, Nain Singh, who
had been In the service of the broth
ers Schlaginweit during their explor
ations in Kashmir, was the first man
to receive the necessary training for
the work. At the headquarters of the
survey he was taught the use ,of the
sextant, compass, etc., to recognize all
the larger stars and to make a simple
route survey. When these things had
been sufficiently acquired he wa3 sent
to explore the Tsangpo from its source
to India, If possible. It was 1863 before
he succeeded in establishing himself
in Thibet as a trader desiring to buy
horses and at the same time as a pious
Buddhist to do homage to the Lhaa
Lama. His "instrumental equipment
consisted of a large sextant, two box
sextants, prismatic and pocket com
pass, thermometer for observing tem
perature of air and of boiling water,
pecket chronometer and common
watch, with apparatus, the latter re
duced as much as possible."
CRIMINALS ARE EXPENSIVE.
Country Could SttTO Meney by Glvlnc
Them Biff Petitions.
Criminals are very expensive mem
bers of the community. They cost the
people of the country about $1,000,000.
000 a year. If their increase could be
prevented it would be a paying In
vestment to give each of the 250,000
accepted criminals a monthly pension
of $300, on the condition that they
take a life vacation from the strenu
ous demands of their profession. The
average annual income of professional
criminals is estimated at about $1,600.
This means that the community pays
them a yearly salary of $400,000,000.
After this is spent for their mainten
ance, we pay annually $200,000,000 for
their detection, conviction, and sup
port, under national, state, county,
and city auspices. The urban popula
tion has to pay the larger share of
this, or 30.000.000 people in cities
have to pay $105.000.000 $3.50 per cap
ita, and the suburban population of
45.000.0C0 $1 each, or $45,000,000. In
addition to this there Is a federal and
state expense of $50,000,000. Add to
this the loss by malicious destruction
of property the money value of human
life lost through crime, the expendi
ture necessary In the attempt to guard
against loss through lawbreakers, and
we find that $1,000,000,000 is not a
large estimate. Chicago Journal.
Towers Which Lean.
The famous leaning tower of Pisa 18
by 110 means tbe only building which
by accident or design Is far out of
the perpendicular. Some are more or
less well known in Britain. The Tem
ple church at Bristol, Eng., which, al
though quite intact and faultless with
respect to architectural design, leans
very conspicuously. The church at
Ermington, South Devon, affords an
instance of a spire which is curiously
curved; but. although appearing to be
in a dangerous state, it Is perfectly
stable and safe. The very curious
twisted spire at Chesterfield Is prob
ably better known than any In Britain,
for one of the main lines of railway
passes close to It. and the appearance
of the building Is quite enough to pro
voke remark. The deformity is at
tributed to the fact that the builder
of the spire used green wood, which
warped with the heat of the sun and
twisted the erection into its present
corkscrew shape. The historic Monu
ment of London, which was built by
Wren to commemorate the great fire
of 1666, not only slopes many feet from
an upright position, but swings in the
wind on breezy days.
Art Treasures In the Far West.
Another of the remarkable dis
patches concerning works of art, which
come out of the west, with such start
ling frequency nowadays, brings word
that in a fire In a church built by Pere
Marquette in 1669 there has perished
a painting by Rubens. "The Descent
from the Cros3." These wonderful
Lochinvar dispatches would indicate
by their number that the great west
is a very storehouse of art treasures.
It would be difficult to convince peo
ple in the east of the authenticity of
many of the discoveries in art there
so continuously being made. The last
dispatch says the Rubens was given
to Marquette by the pope. It were
wonderful, indeed, if one of the Flem
ish painter's masterpieces was sent
from Rome to the Indian missions in
the western wilds of the seventeenth
century. The carriers of it must have
had a nice time, considering the canoe
progress, the portage, and the neces
sary concern with their environment
of savagery. New York Sun.
The handorgan man has an airy
way, although his life is one contin
Her Laudable Ambition.
Colonel G. B. M. Harvey, the pub
lisher, tells of meeting the young
bride of a well known Kentucky fam
ily, who said: "I'm glad to meet you,
because I'm thinking of writing a.
book." "Of what sore?" asked the
colonel. "Oh," was the answer,
"something like 'Lea Miserables only
How He Headed Oft Sharpshooters.
William K. Vanderbllt. Jr.. does not
Intend that Idle Hour, his new home
at Oakland, L. I., shall be photo
graphed without his permission. He
has accordingly had pictures taken
from every possible point and copy
righted the results.
Couldn't Work lllm for a "Temple."
A civil engineer employed In Salt
Lake City received recently from the
cashier at the works at which he had
been engaged his first week's wages,,
less 10 per cent. He asked why, hav
ing worked a full week at agreed
rate, there should be any deduction.
"It's the tithe for the Temple," was.
the answer, and on further inquiry it
appeared that it was usual in Salt
Lake City for every citizen cr work
man to pay over to the elders a sum
representing a tithe, or 10 per cent oT'
his earnings or gains. Tho engineer
said that he knew nothing about the
Temple or the elders, anu that ha
cared less. He added that he would
have his full pay or know the reason
why. "Oh. It's entirely optional,"
said the cashier, pushing over the bal
ance. Woiderful (' In Indiana.
Buck Creek, Ind., July 15th Mrs
Elizabeth Rorick of this place had'
Rheumatism. She says: "All the doc
tors told me they could do nothing for
me." She was very, very bad, and.
the pain was so great she could not
6leep at night.
She used Dodd's Kidney Pills, and
she is well and entirely free from pain,
or any symptom of the Rheumatism.
"Are you still using Dodd's Kidney
Pills?" was asked.
"No, I stopped the use of the Pills
some time ago, and have not had the
slightest return of my old trouble. I
am sure I am completely and perma
Many in Tippecanoe County who
have heard of Mrs. Rorlck's case and
her cure by Dodd's Kidney Pills, a:j
using the Fills, and all report won
Koyal I'lstol Shot.
King George of Greece has lately
taken up pistol practice as an amuse
ment and is developing a considerable
talent in that direction, to that he
was able in a recent tournament to
defeat some of the best shots in the
Are Ton Cslnr Allen's Font FaseT
It is the only cure for Swollen,
Smarting. Burning. Sweating Feet,
Corns and Bunions. Aek for Allen's
Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress. Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y.
Teach your child to hold his tongue;
he'll learn to speak fast enough.
Clear white clothes are a sign that tho
housekeeper uses Hwl 1'rons Hall Blue
Large 2 oz. package. S cents.
An innocent plowman Is more
worthy than a vicious prince.
Mrs. Windows of hingr yrop.
f'orchtldren twt'n soften the stuns, reduces iv
fisoii:auou, allsjr pa.n.cure. wladcollc iiic a bottie-
Do good to thy friend to keep him
to thy enemy to gain him.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCET
STARCH, the only 1C oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
Seminole War Peimlooers.
In the Masonic home in Walling
ford. Conn., there resides one of the
four veterans now alive of the Sem
inole war. He is Charles Benedict, an
old Mason. He is on the list of Nncle
Sam's pensioners. Two other surviv
ors of the war, and all on the pen
sion roll, are Samuel Hart, of Rock
port. Mass., and Samuel 1. Calkins,
NEW EOl'IPMKNr IOK THE WAIIASH.
Effective July 10th. The Wabash I
placing the first of the large order of
equipment, consisting of twe baggage,
8 combination pasenger ard baggage,
30 coaches, 10 chair cars, 3 cafe cars,
and 2 dining cars Into service. The
trains running from Chicago leaving at
11:00 a. m., 3:03 p. m., 9:15 p. m. and
11:00 p. m., respectively, will carry
this new equipment. Much comment
has been made upon the elegant Droaa
vestibule chair cars in this service. In
addition to this extra equipment, tho
Pan-American Special, running be
tween St. Louis and Buffalo leaves St.
Louis at 1:00 p. m., arriving at Buffalo
8:20 a. m. Returning, leaves Buffalo
1:30 p. m., arrives St. Louis 7:56 a. m.
This train has been equipped with th
large broad vestibule chair cars and
cafe library and observation carsj
something entirely new, aa innovation
in the passenger service.
Busephalus, the horse cf Alexander,
hath as lasting fame as his master.
a pirfict liquid dentifrice for !h
Tooth and Pouth
New Size SOZODONT LltJUID, 25c
S0Z0DONTT00TH POWDER, ZSc
Urge LIQUID and POWDER, 75c
At all Stores, or by Mail for the price.
HALL & RUCKEL, New York.
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tkl,-i. R.n.n't l.rcil Bi-B'.eCf tut
CrtW TTMil..w .11 ftJVr..t niaS'!. AdrWct
O. rilliLF B&OW. fc Broadway,
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Vhco Answering Advertisements Kindly
Mention This Taper.
W.N. U OA1AHA
No. 39 1901
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