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The Plattsmoutri journal
B. MANX, XV. K. FOX. Publishers.
PLATTSMOUTH. - NEBRASKA
The air In the English channel was
K) clear one day recently that the dome
f Boulogne cathedral, twenty-eight
ulles away, could be clearly seen from
Dover with the naked eye.
In conversation with a newspaper
rorrespondent, Arab! Pasha ha3 stated
;hat he is in a difficult financial posi
tion. He got an allowance of 50 a
month from the Egyptian government,
which was scarce!y sufficient to supp!y
:he wants of his large family, which
.ncludes sixteen children, aged from
:hree to thirty-eight years.
The Newberry liDrary at Chicago has
?ecured the Prince Lucien Bonaparte
rollection of 15.0(0 volumes, said to be
among the best philological libraries
in existence. The prince spent a for
tune in getting it together and his
heirs offered it for sale at $200,000. but
the Chicago institution is said to have
Dougbt it for a much lower figure.
E. A. Mattel, the French explorer
af caverns, whose discoveries under
ground have attracted much attention,
reports that he has found in the de
partment of Hautes AIpcs a cavity in
the form of a "natural well," whose
Jepth exceeds that of any other known.
He has scunded It to the depth of
about 1,027 feet, but the actual bottom
has not been reached.
Doctor Voges. the director of the
Buenos Ay res National Board of
Health, reports that during a recent
trip to Paraguay he accidentally dis
covered that napthalene is an excellent
remedy for mosquito bites. It neutral
izes the poison, he says, even when the
bite has caused considerable inflamma
tion, and If a fresh bite be rubbed with
napthalene no swelling follows.
Speaking of the summer and win
ter journeys wealthy people make to
various 'resorts" here and abroad, a
shrewd observer of city life remarks
that "the finer the house on the
avenue, the less it is occupied." In so
far as that is true, it n to be regretted.
At every season, in some favored re
gion, nature spreads a fairer roof than
ever architect devised; but we may
leave paradise behind us when we set
out to find a better place than home.
a the presence of a large number of
officers f rem the garrison aad neighbor
hood, the famous "Tower of Remem
brance" erected at Gravelotte by the
Germans in 1835. at a cost of more
than 40.030, was blown up recently
by the military engineers. Originally
intended as a post of observation over
the neighboring country, it was after
wards found that the existence of such
a watch-tower was incompatible with
the safety of the new fort outside Metz,
w hich is completely dominated.. All ac
cess to the monument has been prohib
ited for some time past by the military
No fair-minded landlord can any
longer advance the old argument that
wretched tenements are inevitable be
cause the poor prefer filth to cleanli
ness and that good tenements will not
pay. The City and Suburban Homes
Company of New York has disposed of
that Insufficient excuse of the parsimo
nious landlord. This corporation ap
proached the problem with the idea of
combining business and philanthropy.
It has built excellent tenements in the
poorest parts of the city, and rents
at prices as low as those of the miser
able hovel about them. Its holdings
represi nt an investment of two mil
lion dollars, on which it has just de-rlare-l"
a dividend of 4 per cent. The
landlord who pretends that good tene
ments will not pay is usually a man
who wants fifteen per tent.
In East Oakland. Cal.. is to be tried
a plan for helping homeless girls
which seems almost ideal, in method
a well as in purpose. A rich and generous-hearted
woman has declared her
intention of building ten cottages, each
of which will accommodate ten girls
and be in charge of a "house-mother."
The cottages will stand in a beautiful
park, with trees, lawns and flower
gardens about them. The inmates of
each cottage will constitute a separate
family, the. older girls helping tf care
for the younger ones. All will attend
the public schools a. other girls do.
and will have their own outside diver
sion" and friendships. Meantime they
will also have in the home a thorough
training in housework. As they reach
a suitable age, each will receive spe
cial education in whatever trade or
field of work she may select teaching,
dressmaking, millinery, typewriting,
art or music so that when she leaves
the home each girl will be equipped
to earn her own living. One of the
most atractive characteristics of the
undertaking is its lack of institutional
restraint and the large individual free
dom wheh it permits.
Seven of the largest sugar refineries
in St. Mary Parish. Louisiana, have
decided to discontinue the use of coal
in the manufacture of sugar, and will
hereafter use oil as fuel. These re
fineries use $150,000 worth of coal an
nually, and they get it largely from
western Pennsylvania. It will cot
$35,000 to adapt their furnaces to the
ue of oft. but it is estimated that less
than $50,000 worth of fuel oil will do
the work of $150,000 worth of coal.
It is probable that next season all the
fugar plantations in Louisiana will be
using Texas oil instead of coal.
I-ansing, Iowa, bids fair to become
famous for the many fine pearls found
there, saya an Associated Press dis
patch. One was sold for $1.S00 the
other day. It wa3 found by a Swede
named Benson on the clam bed which
produced the famous Queen Mary
about a month ago, and although
weighing less than, 66 grains, is a
much finer and more valuable gem. No
less than twelve pearls were found 'at
Lansing on one day recently, but the
Benson will probably go down in his
tory as the finest of them alL
As lonjr ago the force of Asia's hate
Was turned on Greece because she dared
Bo Kurope. following: the self-5ame fate.
Shall hurl her combined armies, soon or
My country, upon thee.
The world moves on In cycles. History,
Advancing by some hidden law sublimt.
Is re-enactf d. "as the nifes flee;
For that which once has been again shall
Though changed to fit the time.
Th monarchies behold with startled eyes
Thy srrowitiK shadow, casting In eclipse
Their trade und prestige; fear and envy
Anil he who ask. hears ominous replies
Kail from the Future's lips.
For Kurope. hauchtv in ancestral pride.
With all her mighty armaments of war.
Till they are used will not be satlstied;
To crush a rival, ai. ner states allied
Will gather on thy shore.
She will not brook an etiual: will not see
The marts of commerce pass from her
She hates thy newness, hates thy liberty:
iiut most she hates thy threatened mas
tery. Thy fleet ness to the goal.
Already growl the war-docs in their lairs;
Already come the mutterings of storm:
The next decade in silence she prepares.;
Then, as the trumpet call for action
Her columns swiftly form.
Her hosts unnumbered swarm upon thy
Her navies sprinkle the surrounding
This is the culmination of all war.
The Armageddon prophesied of yore,
I'receding lasting peace.
And long the contest wages to and fro.
And long the clouds hang heavy over
Mr native land: yet. In the ending, know
Thou shalt prevail and over thee shall
The sun of victory.
Then, as a tempest on a summer day
Leaves all things purer from Its passing
So shall thy stains, corruption and de
cay. Thy tilth of greed and guilt be washed
In that baptism of blood.
Then stronger, better, truer than of yore.
The flag of freedom over thee unfurled.
Thou shalt, the people's champion once
llarch onward through the Future's open
The leader of the world.
Forcing a Decision.
BY JAMES NOEL JOHNSON.
Author "A Romulus of Kentucky." Etc.
(Copyright, 1901. by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
"Come to think of it." said George
Peterson to Will Garrison, as the two
stood chatting on the highway, I
heard that you said that one of us was
a-goin to git a bullet-hole in him
"Well, now," returned Will thought
fully, screwing his left eye and digging
at his scalp, "hit comes to me thet I
hed jest about sich talk."
"You think we ought to shoot over
Tillie Adams, eh?"
"I don't see thet we cud choot over
ennything more important; do you? I
ihot ole Jim Stacy over a hog last
summer, an' by gum. in my estima
tion. Tillie Adams is wuth a whole
drove o' hogs."
"That Is all true." admitted George;
"hogs ain't to be mentioned In the
same breath with Tillie no man gits
ahead o' me in appreciating her worth
but the question Li one o' policy an"
good Jegment ort we to kill each oth
er over her?"
"Now, that is a matter to seriously
chaw on, I admit. That we both love
the gal more nor an ox team cud pull
ef they had a down hill shoot on it, is
certain. That botli wud fling our
lives, as worthless rags, at her feet.
Is ekally shore; but as to whether we'd
be doin' the proper thing to do it is
a matter to chaw on. But the matter
must be settled some way. I believe
the one she loves best orter have her,
but she won't say. I believe I'm the
"An I feci shore I'm the one."
"An' this shorenes3 o' both, ye see,
is what I've thought would bring
trouble. So I figger it this way: If
both live, an' one gits her, tother wud
rut her be dead. With one dead, he's
at everlasting peace, an' the other is
happy with Tillie. Now, what do you
"I'm a chawin' on the thing."
"Have you got yor pop with you?"
V 57 ,
"No. but I see you've got two."
"Yas. an' here is a good place. A
nice, thick shade yander under that
beech to die comfortable under, an'
ttrmorry is Sunday, an the new
preacher Is to preach at High, Point,
an' the feller that gits his light put out
will have a glorious big funeral!"
"I kin jist see Tillie, her bootlful
face, like er dew-wet rose, hanging
over me right now'"
"Hueh! Go ter drawin' a picter like
that, an' I'll commit suicide to git to
be the one to git hung over."
The two men laughed merrily, while
at the same time they were unjolnting
the "pops," casting cut old hulls and
putting new cartridges Into the cyl
inders. "How far oft had we better get?"
"Oh, we-e-11. say well one hundred
yards aid step forward ten steps at
"That's good say, who's them com
in In that buggy?'
"Durned ef I don't believe It's Bill
Tom Branner an Tillie."
"That's jest who they is, by gum!"
An old topless buggy, drawn by a
thin, bay horse rattled up. The occu
pants, coming opposite, inclined their
heads gently, smiled pleasantly and
passed on. a foam of dust rising in
"She smiled at me, George."
"Sue smiled at me. Bill."
"Say, Bill." laughed George. "Would
n't it be a good 'un on us if Tillie lovtd
that dog dratted rascal with her bet
ter than she do either of us?"
"Huh! An' him with nuthin but an
edication. an not a hoss to his name
That's 'bout as redickilus as one c
us bein' loved by a president's darter.'
"Oh. I wuz jest funning, of co'se, but
come to think, I've hearn o things
jest as onreasonable. Ye see, Tillie
has been down to the Bluegrass goin
to school for a year or so, an thar's
no tellin what sich fool doin's as that
will lead a gal to. They are curious
critters at the best gals is. Why, I
hearn of a gal once that refused to
marry Jesse Underwood, the best pistol
shot our Kaintuck hills ever had. Well
"Boys, don't shoot, for God's sake!
suh, she kep on an on actin' the fool
till she finally married some poor
lawyer thet never amounted to nuthin'
ceptin' sumthin' like circuit judge, or
some foolishness like that Tell ye,
gals is curios."
"Yas, that's so; but we ain't no more
time for foolin'. Let's step off.'
The men stepped out, took places
and confronted each other. They were
to count three in concert, then fire.
"One, two, three!"
A ball passed through a lock of hair
above Bill's left ear. He hadn't fired,
and for good reason. When he went
to cock his revolver the main spring
had broken. He had pointed the
weapon nevertheless, taking the risk
of being killed rather than to explain
an accident that George might regard
a purposed act to avoid the duel.
"We'll have to adjourn this case,"
sighed George, "until you kin git yer
"Say. George." returned Bill, hand
ing George the crippled weapon. "I've
jest thought we kin settle thl3 matter
more satisfactory. Tillie, as well as
she appears to love both, mout refuse
ter marry the one that kills tother
about her. Then we'd be in a nice
shapes one dead and tother wusser.
Less fine out which one she really
loves best; then let that lucky one give
tother all his property to console him
a little, and take her."
"That'll be satisfactory to me if we
kin git a bill o' discovery, as the law
yers say, that will wuk."
"Well, I think I've got it. Termorry
at church me an you will let on like
we git in a fuss, an pull our pops.
Everybody will be excited; the wim
men will yell, an pirty Tillie will come
screamin' out to the one she loves
best, an' beg him for her sake to put
up his pop."
"The very thing!" exclaimed George
slapping a cloud or dust from his right
A great congregation had gathered
for Rev. Ball, the celebrated revival
ist of Knott county, was to preach, and
the report had drawn people as a suck
hole draws chips from a broad terri
tory. The house being filed, the grounds
overflowed. Men and boys covered
the turf in front and at the sides, as
thickly as bees cling at the side of a
gum on a hot morn of July all ears
eagerly poised. Nothing save the elec
tric voice of the speaker, fell upon the
When the preacher began to pitch
his tone to the scale of concluding ex
hortation. Bill and George, as per pre
vious arrangement, came into the
crowd from opposite directions. They
were radiant in their new clothes, and
their new boot3 announced their
entrance through pfoud meas
ured squeaks. Being the richest
young men of the section,
their appearance made heads of
reverence silently incline and a whis
per of admiration ripple through the
Quietly the young gallants worked
toward each other, and, before the si
lent company knew they had met, or
knew they had occasion for quarrel, a
rapid fire of denunciation began be
"You did step on my foot!" vo
"You are a liar" shouted Bill.
"Boys, don't shoot, for Lord's sake!"
shouted a score in concert.
The hitherto passive throng, was
now in rolling, surging motion. The
timid fell to the rear, and the bold
toiled madly toward the danger-swirl.
The windows of the house became
mouthsfor rapidly expelling wads of
color. The doorway was a choked
channel for the emission of a feminine
flood. Wild shrieks went up, and
benches tumbled down. Dogs yelped,
and whlteaced, wild-eyed women
cried: "Oh, vihere's my baby?" or "Sal
lie" or "Tonlmie," where are you?"
A rolling cofcmotion of voices on the
outside fin airy killed all distinct ex
pression. Bill's whitejfaced sister got to him,
and seized hifl by the arm, but a big,
firm hand pu.jhed her back. The con
stable wedgedhis way to George, but
he fell back limply against propping
men. his fac gushing .blood. The
justice of th peace, who commanded
peace, found the peace of Bill's paral
yzing fist. All was in swirling, roar
ing confusionwhen the thunderous
voice of the preacher broke above the
crowd with the aweing power:
"Ef ye ain't got no respect for me,
an the dav. an' thp Tnrd. resneet ver
neighbors who now leave single life
for the holy ways of matermony. I
now peform a sarimony. Be ye silent
in the face of this - awful, sacred in-
ordinance uv heaven's disposition
Jine han's Thomas Benton Brammer
and Matilda Jane Susan Ann Adams!"
Silence fell, and so did the spirit
of Bill Garrison and George Peterson
They looked up at each other and
though agony loaded their slow-chug
glng hearts, they smiled through sick,
feeble lips as thought answered
thought: "Wkat fools us fellers be!
SANFORD'S PUNCH BOWL.
Made to Hold Tanglefoot, It Now Hold
Only Water for Horses.
The watering trough of Pickering
Square, Bangor, is said to have a more
peculiar history than any other similar
object in the state or in New England.
Years ago. when Capt. Charles San
ford owned a steamboat line between
Bangor and Boston, making a trip or
two a week with a squatty steamer the
friends of the captain and owner decid
ed that they would make him an origi
nal present on an anniversary, and
they ordered a huge granite punch
bowl. At first the idea of a bowl 5
feet high and 5 feet in diameter was.
not conceived, but it came to the mind
of one of the friends and the order was
changed so as to make the present of
unheard of dimensions, and of rough
granite without inscriptions. The
people who made it thought there was
something out of the ordinary in the
wind and they put extra work into it.
The affair was shipped to Bangor and
was formally presented to the captain
aboard the craft that bore it to Front
street. The captain was surprised,
but be made a very neat speech of ac
ceptance. The bowl was kept aboard
the craft for a week or more, until one
day the owner thought he would take
it on the wharf, and with all sorts of
tackle to help, the task was commenc
ed. But there was bad luck following
the bowl somewhere, as at the critical
moment the rope parted and punch
bowl and tackle and nearly the whole
crew went into the river at once. The
bowl stayed where it sank for a num
ber of years, as the fleet cf steamers
that landed at the wharf didn't draw
as much as they do now. and the, bowl
din't interfere with navigation. But
Capt. Sanford finally decide that it
must come up. and he offered it to the
city as a watering trough, if they cared
enough about it to move it from where
it lay. They did and it was moved
at once and was put wheve it stands
now to delight the hearts of weary
horses down in the square.
Discovery of Great Temple Library of
City of Nippur.
Prof. Hilprecht of the University of
Pennsylvania, the Babylonian explor
er, has discovered the Great TempLa
library of the ancient city of Nippur,
which was destroyed by the Elumnites
n the year 228 B. C. For eleven years
the professor has been exploring the
mounds of ancient Nippur, the city
that antedated Babylon by centuries as
the capital of Babylonia. Within the
past year he has found among those
prehistoric ruins the library of the
Temple cf Nippur. This is the first
Babylonian temple library that has
ever been discovered, and it contains
the oldest and most important records
of the earliest civilization of which
even an echo has come down to our
own age. Already IS.000 volumes
have been taken from the ruins, and it
is expected that many more thousands
will be recovered. Inscribed on clay
tablets in the cuneiform characters
which the explorations of Nineveh and
Egypt have made familiar to archaeo
logical students, these literary works
of men who lived 5,000 years before
the Christian era began include dic
tionaries, architectural plans, histori
cal and chronological data, legal and
commercial as well as religious liter
ature, that bear witness to the "form
and pressure of time" in which Abra
ham lived. They also show, says Prof.
Hilprecht, that ages before the reputed
appearance of Adam man was not only
existing but that developed a high
state of civilization, comparable in all
its essential points with that which we
America's First rrotestant Charon.
The first Protestant church in Am
erica was made of the sails of Capt.
John Smith's ship hung between the
trees at Jamestown, Va. The pulpit
was a stump and the congregation sat
upon unhewn logs during the service
until 1611. when a log cabin was erect
ed under the direction of the governor.
Sir Thomas Dale. In 1638 a brick struc
ture fifty-six by twenty-eight feet in
dimensions, with a tower through
which it was entered, eighteen feet
square, was built with the most sub
stantial material, as its endurance tes
tifies. It was partially destroyed by
fire in 1676, but was restored and occu
pied until 1723. when the capital was
removed to Williamsburg. Chicago
Training: Boys for the Se t.
The practical Germans train boys
for their steamship service by a three
years' course on fast freight ships
which earn money for the company
while affording a field of instruction
for the youth. At the end of the first
year the "boy" becomes an ordinary
seaman, and at the end of the second
year an "A. B." A year later he goefc
on one of the company's regular
steamships to get the finishing touch,
and to qualify him for that year in the
imperial navy which makes him what
all commanders must be- a naval re
Kins;" Ten Maces.
The King of England has ten maces,
which are kept in the Tower of Lon
don. They are all of different degrees
and all will be used at the coronation.
The lords have their own mace and will
not allow the house of commons' mace
to enter their house. It accompanies
the commons to the door of their lord
ships' house, but it is always left outside.
ABOUT GHOST SHIPS.
SHIVERING TALES TOLD OF OLD
Haunted Hulks Which l'low the Great
Tracklee Main Strange Ftrmi Which
Startle Superstitious Sen men The
Flying Dutchman Seen OS Cape Horn.
Landsmen boast or their haunted
houses and the weird spirits that dance
in country graveyards at midnight.
But there's not a house, no matter
how black and dismal and how far
back from the public road it may be
sitting, nor how many murders may
have been committed within its walls
years ago, that can compare in super
natural terrors with the haunted ships
with their crews of dead men that
haunt the trackless waves of the
ocean. And there s not a ghost on
land, no matter how many grave
yards he may prowl around, nor how
many old mansions he may rattle
chains in and groan and disport him
self, that can hold up his head for one
minute in the presence of one of the
grisly, grinning, matted, dank ghosts
tnat ships as A. B. on a ghost ship,
lucre is an air of vagueness and
unreality anyhow about the ocean that
makes it naturally a more fit abiding
place for ghosts than the prosaic
shore. The great trackless, unfath-
omed, mysterious deep, with its cen
turies of nameless horrors still locked
firmly in its silent bosom, is the
proper place for ghosts. And so it is
no wonder that they who go down to
the sea in ships believe as firmly in
spirits and spirit ships and roving
hulks with crews of men dead cen
turies agone as they believe in their
own existence. One of the spectral
ships best known to landsmen gener
ally is the Flying Dutchman, with
which Capt. Marryat made his readers
acquainted. The Flying Dutchman was
trying to round the Horn some time
in the early part of the 17th century.
The ship was repeatedly driven back
by contrary wind and tides until the
ship's captain, Vanderdecken, swore a
fearful oath he would round it if it
took till judgment day. Vanderdecken
was taken at his word, and now for
three centuries he and his worn crew
have been battling to round the cape.
Sailors watch with fear and trembling
when their ships are rounding the
Horn, afraid that every moment may
bnng into view the spectral Flying
Dutchman. It is believed that every
appearance of the Flying Dutchman will
be followed by death or misfortune to
some of the crew of the ship that sees
it. Off the stern, rock-bound coast of
New England is not infrequently seen
the ghot of the ship Palatine, whose
appearance scudding in the teeth of a
gale is always supposed to betoken dis
aster. The Palatine was a Dutch trad
ing vessel which was wrecked on Block
Island in 1752. The wreckers, who by
means of false beacons along the shore
had lured the ship to its doom, made
short work of the vessel. They stripped
the ship of everything movable and
then set fire to the hull to conceal the
traces of their work. As the boat lift
ed up by the tide floated away down
the channel a piercing scream was
suddenly heard from the cabin and a
woman clad in wnite. nut. wreatnea
around in red flames, was seen stand
ing in front of the mainmast. She
had been a passenger on the ship and
had hidden below to escape the wreck
ers. She burned to death in sight of
the people along the shore, and since
that time the ghost of the Palatine
with the figure of a woman in white
standing in front of the mainmast has
been seen hundreds of times by sail
ors cruising in those waters. The dead
ship of Salem is well known off the
Massachusetts f hore. Just 20 years ago
the ship was ready to sail to England,
when two mysterious people, whom
none in the village had ever seen be
fore, came hurriedly aboard and se
cured passage. They were a young
man and woman of strange but forbid
ding beauty. The ship was detained
so long by adverse winds that the
townspeople began to suspect witch
craft and propnesied disaster. But the
skipper jeered at their fears, and when
the wind changed put out to sea on
Friday morning. No word or sign of
that ship or its living freight was ever
seen or heard again. But later that
same year incoming vessels reported
having met a craft with shining hull
and luminous spars and sails spinning
along with every cloth drawing in the
teeth of one of the wildest of gales. A
crew of skeletons manned the ship,
while on the quarterdeck stood arm in
arm a handsome pair, a young man
and a woman.
Improving IDs Voice.
Canon Dayman, who for half a cen
tury was rector of Shillingstone, pub
lished in early life a metrical and
scholarly translation of the "Inferno,"
and in later years for a long period
represented a portion of the diocese in
the blissful realm of convocation.
Amusing as well as learned, I remem
ber his telling a story of one of his
parishioners, whom he found one cold,
wet windy night standing shivering
under the archway which spans the
high road over which the Somerset
and Dorcet railroad runs at Shilling
stone. Wondering what the man could
be doing, standing on a cold, wet night
in the most draughty place imaginable,
the canon asked him what he did there
and the reply was. "Please, sir, be go
ing to sing bass next Sunday in the
anthem, and I be trying to catch a
hooze," (wheeze). Cornhill.
Engine CsinC Petroleum Fnetu
The Southern Pacific company on its
Pacific system has 79 engines, to
which have Just been added fifty en
gines, ordered last year, and to which
are to be added 103. for which orders
are now outstanding. The company
now has ninety-five engines using pe
troleum fuel, while an order has been
issued for the equipment of all engines
for burning petroleum. Estimating
the consumption of the engines at
twenty-one barrels of oil each day for
300 days in the year, the consuming
power of the engines will be 5.8S4.200
barrels. Compared with ccal. the use
of oil fuel, when established through
out the system, will represent a saving
to the company of $4,203,000 annually,
as determined by previous experience
of the road in the use of oil.
1 ar Less
Quirk and Observant
the Couatry Cull Ircn.
Principal Tnomas W. Boyce of the
First District school is of the belief
that city children are the real "farm
ers." in the matter of observation,
says the Milwaukee Sentinel. The
country cousin has long been scoffed
at for his open-mouthed wonder at
what to his city-bred playmates are
objects of every-day knowledge, and
plenty have been the joke sprung at
the expense of the country gawk upon
his visits to the city. But now the
tables are turned and the city boys
and gills may well look out for their
laurels as world-wise youngsters. "We
have been reading 'Snow bound' in
our eighth grade recently," Eaid Mr.
Boyce. "and it is a matter of surprise
and wonderment to note how little the
children know about farm life and
nature. Some passages which one
would think every intelligent boy or
girl of 14 or 13 years of age ought to
know leave a perfect blank in the
minds of the city scholars. Take, for
instance, the passage, 'The oxen
hooked, and lashed their tails.' The
scholars could not imagine what
'hooked' meant. They thought that
the word hook meant to snatch, to
steal, to grab, to swipe, but not one
associated the word with the tossing
of the horns of the impatient brutes.
The passage describing the well sweep,
'like Pisa's leaning miracle,' was so
much Greek to them. Although they
understood the reference to the lean
ing tower of Pisa, they knew nothing
of the old-fashioned well sweep. 'The
sun-circled day, portent of the storm,'
they had never seen. They expostu
lated at believing such a thing. 'You
cannot look at the sun.' they said. 'It
is too bright. It hurts your eyes.'
Now, I venture to say that there is not
a boy in this state who has lived on
a farm to whom the sun-circled day
is not the portent of a storm. They
have noticed it from their childhood
days. The city children were non
plussed in reading of the gray banks
of clouds with the rising of the sun.
The sun they see s over the housetops,
through some dining-room window. It
is an interesting study for mc to ob
serve how iittle the city people are
taught to observe nature. That is
where the country children have the
advantage over their city cousins."
Women Speak of The Complex Dut:es
of the Moment.
The fact that the world the world
of women, at least is too busy is now
put forward so often that its utterance
amounts to a truism. The most com
mon phrase in our language seems to
be that which proclaims the want of
leisure. "I am so busy;" "If I can ever
get the time;" "Life is such a pressure
these days;" "The complex duties of
the moment;" "The busy modern pub
lic" these are, all of them, most fa
miliar sentences to us. and are on our
lips time and again in explanation of
business, social, and even moral short
comings. It is not putting it too
strongly to say that in the present
rush of living we are losing some of
our best characteristics and painfully
dwarfing our lives. We are too busy
to be neighborly, hospitable, to be
sympathetic a good many, indeed, of
the finer traits of humanity are finding
less expression among us.
The question of better control of the
leisure which the old century gave to
women, and which the new will in
crease, is a large one, and admits of
elaborate presentation. It is only in
tended in this brief paragraph to em
phasize a single rint. which is. the
value of a quick weighing of every e'
fort in which one is about to engage.
or is now absorbed, to be sure of its
necessity to yourself, or yourself to it.
I-ansroages Difflrnlt of Acquisition.
Former Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury Frank A. Vanderlip recently
returned from a trip of four months in
Europe, where he visited nearly all the
continental capitals and had inter
views with the several ministers of
finance. "My plans for the future are
not definite at present," he said, "and
the work I shall have will not be de
termined for some time. I have rap
idly come to the front as the great
American accepter. I have been re
ported to have accepted in the last few
months more places than I ever expect
to have offered me in a lifetime. For
the present I am going to rest and get
acquainted with my mother, of whom
I have seen very little in the past four
years. During my sojourn abroad I
discovered that English is fast becom
ing the commercial language of the
world. In Europe every minister of
finance and most of the prominent
business men I met were able to speak
Kntrlisli well. This excepts the
irronrh Thev seem to think in
rranno that everyone must know
French and that it is not necessary
for a Frenchman to know any lan
guage but his own. I found the most
finished linguists among- the peoples
whose languages are the most difficult
of acquisition by foreigners.
Socletr I Hollow.
"Oh. pa!" exclaimed the dear girl.
her sapphire eyes brimming over with
tears- "how can you say society is
hollow?" "Why shouldn't I?" re
torted pa, with a coarse, throaty
laugh, that betrayed the fact that he
paid more attention to making money
than acquiring polish. "Why shouldn't
I when I have to pay the bills for
feeding the gang that you have here at
your blow-outs?" Exchange.
Wanted Ills Own Perquisite.
An Englishman staying at an Eng
lish inn ordered a bottle of wine for
luncheon, but only consumed a third
it nt that meal. When he asked for
the remainder at dinner he was told
that all the wine left at table went to
the waiteras a perquisite. The landlord
supported this statement, but wTen a
summons was issued for the value of
the missing wine the claim and costs
As soon as a woman falls in lore
her complexion gets better.
Cigars are given to soldiers in the
Italian army as part of their daily rations.
TOWN BOYS THE
The Torturing Feed Bat;
One of the animal tortures of the
day is the feed bag that Is pulled over
a horse's nose, as if it were a muzzle,
and supported by a rope or strap over
his bead, asserts an observing writer.
When the breathing holes becom
clogged with oats or corn on a hot and
humid day the victim's suffering must
be intense. Besides, it is poor econ
omy, as a horse wastes nearly a3 much
an he eats by the act of tossing the
bag up to get a mouthful.
He who betrays a trust betrays him
self. From I'nlplt to Consulate.
Rev. Dr. C. P. H. Nason, who ha
resigned the pastorate of the Second
Presbyterian church in Germantown.
Pa., is to be United States consul at
Grenoble, France. Dr. Nason was;
graduated at Williams college in 1862.
whic h was President Carter's class and
his degree was conferred by Williams
two years ago. This is rather a pleas
ant way for a cergyman to retire.
Itev. Mr. Nason was acting pastor of
the American church in Paris in 1&99.
A College Professor at 80.
Although President Henry G. Weston
of Crozer Theological seminary is more
than 80 years old, he performs all the
duties of his office and will deliver four
lectures next week at the interdenom
inational Bible class to be held at Lake
Orion, Mich. As long ago as 1849 he
vas moderator of the Baptist General
Association of Illinois, which state was.
the stene of his early labors.
"Hobs" Is a Crack Rider.
Lord Roberts is a fearless rider anrt
tirually well in at the death in a fox
hunt, bat his eminence as a hunting:
man depends on his splendid eye for
country nnd his unrivaled knowledge
at horse flesh and not on mere dare
deviltry. Ixrd Roberts has had his
share of 'c roppers," but, thanks to his
light, steel-built frame, he has never
come to any serious harm in the hunt
Six Doctors This Time.
South Bend, Ind.. July 29th: Sir
different doctors treated Mr. J. O. Lan
deman. of this place for Kidney Trou
ble. He had been very ill for three
years, and he despaired of ever being
Somebody suggested Dodd's Kidney
Pills. Mr. Landeman used two boxes.
He Is completely cured, and besides
losing all his Kidney Trouble, his gen
eral health is much better than it has
been for years.
No case that has occurred In St.
Joseph "mnty for half a century, has
created such a profound sensation, and
Dodd's Kidney Pills are being well
advertised, as a result of their won
derful cure of Mr. Landeman's case.
Oom rani's Smoking and Drinking.
Paul Kruger smokes almost inces
santly and for many years drank
amazing quantities of beer daily, but
only on once occasion did he ever
taste alcohol. That was at Bloemfon
tein after the signing of an allianco
with the Orange Free State. On that
occasion Oom Paul took off a bumper
of champagne, and he liked it so well
that he has never tasted it since.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCR
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for
IC cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
If labor is divine, the man who robs
labor robs divinity.
TET.TLOW CLOTHES ARK IXSIGIITM".
KeeDtheui white with Red Cross Ball Hlii.
All grocers hell large a oz. pu-Uage, ." ceuta.
Patience is fortitude flxtd in faith.
endurance lighted up with hope.
The greatest of professional athletes
use Wizard Oil for a "rub-down." It
softens the muscies and prevents sore
ness. The most satisfying things in life
are love and sympathy.
Indies Can Wear Shoes.
One size smaller after usinpAllen's Foot-
Ease, a powder. It makes tifrnt or new
shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot.sw-atmr.
aching feet, ingrowing' nails, curns am!
bunions. All tiruiTfriMs ami mioc Mom,
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dress Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Last summer 1.04o free band
certs were given in London.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCR
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for
1') cents. All other 10-cent ptarch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
Man is the only animal that tries
to fence in the earth and fence out
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