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ODD; FIG H.T; I N TEXAS. :.
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About, as exciting: a battle as was
ever witnessed occurred on the Joe
Spangler ranch. In .TexasJ a jew days
ago. says the New YorkVSiin., The cow
boys of the Spangler. ranch had three
full-grown bears.' captured. at one time
or other .in the Santiago, mountains.
The bears wandered about the ranch
and stables, eternally in some mischief.
but nobody feared them, as they wer
always good-humored . . and v .playfu
Over at Tom Ray ranch, near Los Chi
so8. the boys owned a 2-year-old Mex
lean lion., or panther. That sort of pe
will always become dangerous by th
time it Is 2 years old. and this partlcula"
one was about the meanest lion eve
caught , in that section, and the" boy
of the Tom Ray concluded to fight him
If a battle could be arranged, with the
bears of Spangler.
Befure arrangements could be made
Mexican Pepe, a hunter for Spangle
ranch, discovered a den of peccaries
or wild Mexican hogs, as they are call
ed in Texas. There's no animal on top
of ground more unconquerable than a
peccary. They are small, round-bodied
yellowish brown animals, about the sizelereased force of peccaries. For fully a
of a quarter-grown hog. They are cov-
ered with coarse bristles, the ridge
down the back and along the neck be-
Ing often five or six Inches long. They
srort lone, curved sclmetar-llke tusks .
sham as knifeblades. and their disposl-
tlor.s are devilish. They are tailless.
There's no animal known which will
face them voluntarily.. The band dis-
... ... .
covered by Pepe r.ad ror.tts neaaquar-
ters a cave in a foothill of the moun-
tains. Thp mouth of the cave was Ies"
than two feet In-diameter, but the Tv
Itself was 'fullv forty feet wide and
sixty feet long Pepe was hunting at
the time, and the musky odor of the
peccaries-betrayed them.' Luckily 'for
Pepe. the band most have Just returnee"
home from some excursion. . as t they
were leeD at the time.v 'and beforp
they woke.UD Pepe had corked up tb
entrance to the cave with rocks, which
were thlcklv strewn about.
When Pere returned to the ranch am'
to'd his story the cowboys proposed
battle royal. Thev sent word to Tor"
Ray ranch and the cowhov of thj'
ranch broueht over the Mexican Hon
Meanwhile the bov had built .a henvv
rail fence about 100 feet sqnare and 1r
feet hlsh about the cave. The n"
morning there were fifty cowbovs n
the Tom Ray ranch, as many more fro-
the Rockett " ranch and nearly 100 v
the Span-'er ranh bovs gathered to
gether. The rroun-1 within the
Inclosure was cleared of evf-rv obt,,
except four eoo.1-sl7ed slnWins. to e
of which a bar or panther was chain"
with a twentv-foot chain. Fach ef th
stumps had tin squared off three fee
above the eTound.
t lo'dork al! was readv for th
battle excerpt the nccar1es. Th ps"
of the work was oVlMted to Red.TIm
an Tndlan cowbov of Soansler wih th-
betting st 2 to 1 thnt Jim would J
ntnrd bfo-e he could e"t out of rear-
of te Infuriated rwcftrlea... Itnt. Jl
Irnotr hi binss. 7Te first rolled ston-
and nlaco them sevral feet from t"
month of the cav to import- the hm
oitTrt thev eet out too oulckly for hi"
Then h slinped lariat amnnd the bl
stone which corke. un the mouth o
th cave. Perptine fifteen or tT-nt--
ftct he eave the lartat ft 'trrvr null an''
cnt ran-. a stmam of raeine wH-J
bcr. Thev d'dn't ratch .Tim. hut th'
came clrfe ennneh in sprlnr at h'"
boels as he s-ale th fence. Then fn'l
jno mad anfl nanntne nccitrlm Mnc
a TTtmit nnd tonked arounfl. Tn frn
fortv or fiftv fet awav. we- thr h I
hear and a Mexican lion. Most reon
would think that such a seht woi
have scared the peccaries, but It
nothing of the sort. On the contn'
the bears and the lion beean to dtsnl"
slns of uneasiness. .The bears qulckl'
climbed to the top of 4he tree stumn too potomaky, I might say. having
to which they were chained, and the usetj jt tn my family for washing.
Hon souatted and showed Its teeth. " drinking and plastering purposes for
Rettine was about even. Bronchos many years."
saddles, brfdlesr "Wfnchecfer!. and cow- ..j-guess you're all right.-said the
boys' possessions of all sort went un policeman, changing the subject,
on the result.' until the ground was cov- ..j don-t think. I am." confessed the
ered with riles of traps , The peccarie" man frankly. "In fact. I know I am
didn't1 wait, but with a general squeak not jjy wjfe anj t were Just discuss
of raee charged their 'adversaries: ; In lng that point - before I came down
souads of something like equal num -
bers they attacked each near and the
Uon. and then followed a fight to the
aeam. j ne ucars win. a.i
feet on eacn stump, and as me pec-
caries sprang at them they strucK out
right and left, knocking tne pugnacious i
brutes yards away. Half a dozen pec-
ceries had received severe injuries rrom i
.tne ciaws and diows, ana 11 oegan io
look like a win out tor tne Dears, wneni
suddenly two 'of the 'wild hogs sprang j
up behind one of the bears wnne nis at
tention was attracted in ironi, ana in
a second they had severely' nipped him
in the near. Turning tor quickly the
bear slipped and feri from jiis Cedestat
In a second there was a mass of red-
dish brown bristles and rear fur mixed
inextricably at the . fpot. of the stump.
rolling, tumbling, grunting and squeak-
Ing with rage and pain. Bruin man-
aged to Tegafn hie ieet once and en-
deavored to get back on the stump, but
the peccaries would have none or It.
They charged him In front, ripped him
In the sides' and rear, and he fell back
into tne w riming mass, a minute more
and one bear was a lifeless, shapeless
mass, with the yellow-brown ftends rip-
Ping his hide Into ribbons and cracking
his bones like pieces of glass. .
, While this wascoing on the remain
ing -bears Jf1 the lion., had their paws
and Jaws r 1' of business. The bears
still -afly torched on their- respective
stumps. Vit were kept busy knocking
off the Varies which were doing their
levejn I o . dislodge them. , Half
uioi'mse Lilt i ii. . nau
u ;ying on their backs' dead,
paper, mill in Montana will
ected at Manhattan. In that
material to be used In the
.re Is the hlte barley straw
the Gallatin -alley, thus utll-
l.duct of the stie whlch bere
ft gone to waste. e'plant win
L one of Its kind l.the Tjnt
as at present
VT" 1U m lD,S r tn R""!
" 7 v' ' t V V V !; ?
T t t
while others were Jumping: about, anc
while badly wounded were yet mad an'"
unconquerable as ever; while the bear?
themselves had not escaped scot free"
A. number of scarlet spots . on thei
black hair, showed where the peccarie
had left imprints of their sclmetar-llkc
tusks. One of the, peccaries caugh
a 'grip' on the hindquarters of one o'
he bears and hung on like grim death
The bear's foothold-was lost and he fel'
iquarely Into the Jaws of the snapping
nob below. Then followed anothei
tattle on, the ground, with the bear un
lerneath and the wilds hogs In a yellow
oank above, snapping and struggling to
?et at their enemy. The bear began
to work his hind feet and bodies' of
wild hogs began to fly upward and out -
ward, ripped from end to' end by the
claws of the bear. The bear at last got
on his feet and -backed up against the
stump. lie sat there and beat the pec-
caries away, knocking fully a dozen
into kingdom come-before the hogs sue-
ceeded In overcoming him.
The 'ast living bear was now attack-
d with roloubled fury and by an in-
minute the battle raged, and the bear
succeeded in wiping out at least nan a
dozen peccaries. He bad no chance of
..u w. .u
meraiiy lorn 10 snreas oy ne enmg
Meanwhile thirty or more of the pec-
caries not mixed up in the fight with
luc tllu" s
I tho flolri trvlnsr to eret at the cowbovs
-- - -
on tne tmc or attacking tne Mexican
11 f sitn Tha Inn a II a rwil r rt tno linn
bad. : thus ' far escaped serious ; injury,,
having received only a few gashes from
. ..EU.., .... -
nveof the wild hogs were lying at the
foot of the stump on which the panther
take" refuge. But as' the raging pec
caries drew off ? from.' the dead bears
they turned their attention to the lion,
swarming about the stump four or five
deep. The lion soon saw that with ene-
mies jumping at him from all sides he
could not much longer retain his posi
tion. Suddenly, w ith . an ear-piercing
scream, he sprang out and into the
midst of the swarm of hogs, where.
slashing right and left, he cut a swath,
ripping open and killing a number be
fore they recovered from their surprise.
In a second the lion was out of the
mass and back on the stump. Twice
was the same feat performed. Each
time the lion dashed downward, knock
ing Mil alah!ne the life out of a Bum-
her and then Jumping over their backs
ut of reach, and It began to look as
though it would end In his whipping
the let and getting away without great
damage; but when be sprang down the
third time hi chain became entangled
in the body of a dead peccary, and
when he sprang up again to regain the
stump the whole weight of the peccary
checked his leap, and he fell to the cen
ter cf the yellow mass. The peccaries
rompletely covered every inch of the
ion Jn a second, and In half a minute
they had torn him Into pieces. '
War's Domestic Uses.
The man was standing on the wharf
at a point where he could see into the
nohpellucid depths of the Potomac
about two inches. He was gazing down
Just as Intently, however, when the
policeman spoke to him.
-Well?" said the officer In that disa
greeable questioning tone a policeman
seems to think he has a right to as
sume. "Thanks, yes," said the man with a
wan smile, "about as well as could be
eJtpected under the clrcumstaces."
The officer wasn't expecting that kind
Of an answer, and it threw him off his
"I mean," he -stammered, "what are
you looking in that water for?"
"I'm not," smiles the man again. ."It's
"Weii what are you doing here?" In-
quired the policeman, quite as anxiously
as he had TOade his first inquiry.
..j wag tninKing what a pity It was
that the war. with Spain was over.
-why, pity? Everybody's glad of It, I
..Well. when there was a war, being a
rgnt decent SOrt of a man that makes
rattling good living for my wife, all I
l naJ to Oo to Drjns ner out of her
tantrums was to threaten to quit work
and gQ to the front where the chances
of gtaylng while a' widder woman was
,eft at horae to scrap along for herself
and tour' small children couldn't be
beat,''I aay. the war was the greatest
domestic regulator on earth, but It
couidnt iast r 0f course. It would have
too mQch i;k, Xorva man like me.
jj t airee, it had to qutt and now the
i can do 3 to tell my wife where
rm going and make a break for this
neighborhood, at least three miles from"
home, besides the publicity of it. Good-
by gue rn be gclng back. If you
anything of a scart woman charging
arouna here ,n the course of the next
half hour tell her I've gone home, will
you, please?" and he moved slowly oft
toward ' a street ar. - " - v- f" --
- Thre are hundreds of millionaires In Miss Winnie Davis was born, and wai
Russia whose fortunes are in the shape regarded as part of the president's fam
of vast domains containing gold and ily. He was chosen for the place be-
ui luvaiuiiaui-; iiiw, ,uu -n v i
have never been developed. I
manufacture pulp and paper from the
German barley straw. The Germans j
export to this country annually upward I
of 5.000 tons of straw pulp, on which
they pay a tariff of S5 a ton, placing; It
on the American market at 4 cents
Hawkins Is that Chaplain Mclntyre I
a brainy man?
he Is; they said
on him the morn-
i-awr nu lecuirt,"
! YOONEEKS ANDWHIPPORWILU
.('.Every' small boy's delight is to crawl
under the edge of the circus tent and
ee the show, without paying for it; It't
ever so much a better performance
than where one prosaically thumps
iown a silver coin at a window and
walks demurely in at the big front
Joor.- Men are but small boys grown
up. and even baseball "fans may be
found who will declare that the game
is far better witnessed from a neigh
boring housetop than from the choicest
seat in the grand stand.
It has been the fortune (good or ill.
according to one's point of view) of the
young men and boys who have tried
to obtain admission to the University
I of Chicago athletic field without tick
I ets or money to have been ' the direct
J cause ' of the organization of an odd
I corps of property defenders. This
guard, which is known among the stu-
I jents as "Foster's Yooneeks," consists
of: a" lieutenants a sergeant and four
I privates, and shortly before every game
I they 'rendezvous in a shanty, where
Lieutenant Foster or Sergeant O'Brien
distributes the "firearms." Each wea
pon consists of a piece of carefully se
lected hickory stick, to which is at
I (ached eight fet of one-inh rubber hose.
lnd it a caned the "whipper-will."
Whenever there Is to be a football
eame played men and boys congregate
1Dout tne grounds several hours before
(he gates are opened, and many of
I them, by secreting themselves Inside.
ty whittling holes In the fence, or by
tnmblng over, attempt to see the game
turnout, paying their respects to the
I .tu ' . . i 1 -
, i cuuu us mtr
?0 on auty they make a tnoroUgh
I i m .
K-arcn oi me possioie niaing places
tbout, the field .and -unceremoniously
lustle whomsoever they find but of the
taie. une oi ine guaras was aimosi
ared out of his hat last Saturday by
3ndingsix. boys concealed In a large
.lugsneaa wn.cn naa oeen usea as a
rarbage barrel by the woman who runs
.he little restaurant on the grounds.
The lads' had squeezed themselves in as
tight as sardines and had covered the
top of the barrel with a piece of oU
I jarpet. but they neglected to tie their
longues, betrayed themselves thereby.
nj as a consequence endured their un
pleasant confinement for naught.
" After this prelimenary work Is done
he "Yconeeks"' patrol the outskirts of
'.he field and Invite those who mani
'est an intention of entering, as "Chrls
tion" In "Pilgrim's Progress" ' saw
formalist and Hs-pocrisy enter the
larrow way, to desceni on the outside,
it frequently happens that the would
(e slght-seer simply ducks down be-
lind the tops of the boards, and It Is
:hen that the ' whipper-will" Is brought
nto play. With an ominous swish the
-ubber length goes over and taps the
iricky youth, not gently, on the head.
This fence, by the way. Is a frightful
xample of the wh.ttler's art. Were It
lot for the "whipper-wiMs" quite as
arge an audience might be accommo
dated outside as nslde the grounds, to
numerous are the perforations.
Pickled Fish on Trees.
An Irish officer who has served at
Malta was one day at a public dinner,
expatiating on the luxurious living at
Malta, he spoke particularly of the ex.
.-ellent qualities cf the anchovies. He
-ad never seen any of them anywhere
.'Ise. He spoke of a grove cf them
A-hich he had seer, growing in the gov
rncr's garden upon the esplanade. A
gentleman present disputed the state
ment that anchovies grew on trees. The
Irishman reaffirmed it most emphat
cally. A challenge was given and ac
cepted. At the first fire the Irishman's
hot took effect in his opponent's thigh,
he bail hitting the bone and causing
luch a shock that the latter fell upen
lis back. In such pain that he kicked
Ms heels vigorously.
"I' faith. Major." said the Irishman's
econd. "you've hit your man, but I
think not -dangerously, for see what
Ively capers he is cutting."
"Capers! Capers!" exclaimed the Ir
shman with a start. "Oh, by the pow--is.
what have I done! Bad luck to me
forever for such a dreadful mistake!"
And hastening to the side of his an
tagonist, who had been raised to a
itting posture, he grasped his hand.
ayingp as he did so: s
"My dear friend. I hope you're not
tilled, and if I've harmed you seriously
1 11 ask your pardon forever, for I've
made a murderin nrlstake. It was ca
pers that I saw grcwing on that tree
it Malta, and not anchovita at all!"
Three ex-ministers of the French re
public, whose numbers are beginning
to be legion, are devoting their enforced
eisure to literary pursuits far from the
madding crowd. M. Hanotaux ap-
proaches the completion of the third
volume of Cardinal Richelieu's blog-
taphy. and In Idle moments amuses
ilmself by a day's shooting. M. Cavalg-
aac is engaged In tracing the growth
tt contemporary Germany. Mr. Ram.
oaud has returned to his monumental
Kork on general history, and hopes soon
to finish the closing volumes. Another
candidate for literary fame Is Mile
Lucie Faure. who Is understood to be
writing her father's memoirs with his
own sanction and assistance. She has
jlready made her debut anonymously
rn two or three volumes of verse.
J. B. Watson, who died the other day
in South Carolina, was the bodyguard
of President Jefferson Davis at the
confederate executive mansion at Rich
mond, was serving on that duty when
lounc ui uis iciuaiuuic -.uuiagc ail LI
ate of Mpjorwp now rose and ad-
dressed the house.
, r move." she exclaimed, "that all
thla red tape be dispensed with."
The motion carried unanimously. But I
when It was urged that there be sub-
stltuted heliotrope tape with a sea.
treen border, difficulties arose.
' The brunette wing of the dominant
party, supported by the agrarian bleaxh
blondes. Insisted upon ahrlinp pink.
I hear a bird that n. jays
A lonely bird, but not . as I.
Whose life is leaden t . intry sky
O heart, how weary are ove's woods
When trod in s ingleness.The sight obeys
The soul, and sees no beauty far or
Unless the soul fays "Look!" And so
Thro' this fair Spring when I should
tune my praise.
I know not why the bird Is sad; God
And he knows why my heart makes
out no song.
For I am burdened with the grievous
Of hard words said to one whose calm
I would give all to wake. . .
dear, how long.
How dark the night until your eyes
J. J. Bell In the Pall Mall Magazine
That most distinguished and philan
thropic Danish lady, the Countess Ade
line Schimmelmann. will arrive in Chi
caeo during the week on her steam
yacht, the Dove, a steadfast little ves
sel of thirty-five tons' burden. It Is an
aristocratic yacht, for the countess pur
chased it in 1895 from his royal high
ness. Prince Waldemar of DenmaiK.
and with sanctified zeal and the ap
proval of all well wishers for the wel-
fare 0f the toilers of the deep she has
de voted it to the service of her work.
The Countess Schimmelmann moves
about from port to port Interesting her
self in carrying the gospel to the sailors
'of all nations and doing all that one
woman can do to reclaim back Into the
path of virtue and rectitude many who
for divers reasons have become back
sliders. To achieve her purpose she has
devoted her entire fortune. and time to
this meritorious work, and wherever
oo. ho. o.r.r.a .ho ha hoon rcivi with
Countess Schlmmelmann'a work !? di
vided Into four departments viz., mis-
olnn - tvnrlr n-ilk I Vin vor ht rtucn af
Dove, the international sailors mission. I
the fishermen of the Baltic sea and
YACHT A TRAINING SHIP. death, with a naturally weak voice. I
As the countess moves from place to have many ar.d many a
Place she has made of her yacht a 'time stood before thronging crowds
traning ship for your.g sailors and boys. , composed of all soits cf people. My
and with her limited accommodations Is audiences often contained all classes,
nevertheless able to give practical In- j from the munclpal authorities to an
structlon to eighteen young sailors. She , archlsts. from ladles of title to coal
also holds mission meetings on board in J heavers, from police to burglars."
English. Danish and German, and when At these meetings the largest halls
in Denmark and Germany, in ports , had Invariably to be hired, so great
where she is accessible to wemen and ! were the throngs. A socialistic news-
children, she holds separate meetings
for dockers, for women, for little g:rls
and for boys.
Sometimes her yacht has been crowd
ed with 200 persons at a time. and. to
accommodate all who seek to partici-
pale, the countess has held as. many as
six meetings In a day. A special feat-
ure of her gatherings is the good cheer
which await the neoole on the vacht.
for frequently theje are tea meetings,
when tea. cooling drinks and cakes are
served to all who come.
merclal docks she held meetings for ta.ee cried out with passion:
Scandinavian sailors and entertained I "We are anarchists and won't hear
Mr. Mathews, secretary of the British 'God spoken of."
and Foreign Sailors' society, who cor- This man can be found now at the
dially approved her work, and who. on meetings whenever the countess holds
behalf of his society, presented to the1 them in Hamburg, and the police say
yacht the great , Bethel flag with an he is as meek as a lamb.
earnest prayer for the spreading of the
gospel among the seamen of all na
tions through her mission.
The yacht Is the Countess Schlmmel-
mann's home wherever she goes. She
says herself: "Thanks to an English
friend, the cabins have been made as
rnmfnrtahi nnuihia. for ma ami
give me the opportunity of staying on
board even In winter when mild.
GREAT SAVING OF STRENGTH.
"This is a great advantage in the
saving of my strength, being able after
the work to retire to my own little
nook Instead of staying in noisy hotels.
The cabins also afford a home for work
ers helping me, as well as to the lads
staying on board, so that the work is
not interrupted wherever we sail. We
also carry with us our stores of books
and tracts in ten different languages
for distribution or for sale."
The International Sailors' mission Is
prosecuted by moving about from har
bor to harbor, thus coming Into con
tact with ships of all nations. As the
countess speaks fluently six different
languages, she readily attracts many
sailors by conversing with them In
their own tongue, and softens many
hearts by her intense sincerity and in
terest In their welfare.
In 1S95 she personally visited about 100
ships, while her assistants visited 411.
During that time she distributed 20.000
copies of the gospels and tracts in ten
languages, not counting books of her
own authorship, which are sold after
the meetings for the benefit of her mis
sion. Through these meetings the countess
has been able to find and restore to God
and . home many wayward sons who
have gone adrift.
On one occasion, while on her way to
one of her meetings, she was accosted
by a clergyman, who said to - her;
"Well, countess, you seem to be a good
hand at finding lest sons;"counsel me
what to do In such a desperate case
a this," and he produced a letter of a
qons ui Sui-jq aq puB 'u-injaj oj jdAdti
jail pn uos asoq.-A 'jjubj jo Xp-ei
an exasperated condition It was feared
he was either dead or gone abroad.
MOTHER ALMOST DISTRACTED.
The poor mother was nearly losing her
senses, and the clergymen was en
treated to make inquiries.
"Now, what would you ijo In this
case, countess?" said the clergyman.
"It seems Impossible to find him."
"Pray," answered the countess, "and
then make it known at every meeting
I hold for sailors. I will do both di.
An excellent perfume for perfuming;
clothes that are packed away, and one
which will retain its properties for a
lonkg time, can be made In the follow.
Ing way: Pound to a powder one ounce
each of cloves, caraway seed, nutmear.
mace, cinnamon and Tonquin beans.
a,so as much orris root as will equal
tne weignt or an the roregolng ingre
dients. All that Is needed Is to nil
little bags of muslin with this mixture
and lay them among the garments.
Among the Tartars, if the wife Is Ill
treated, she complains to the magis
trate, who, attended by the principal
people, accompanies her to the house
and pronounces a divorce.
"Then I went to my meeting and
mentioned the case and was about to
ask the sailors for their help in finding
this lost one on any of their ships.
when a young man arose, deathly pale
and drew me Into an adjoining room
I am not at liberty to tell more ex.
cept that before the clergyman was up
next morning a note from me informed
him that by this time the lost son was
already in his mother's arms. This case
made a young atheist with strong
anarchist views acknowledge 'there is a
God after all, and miracles are
wrought in these days.' "
The third branch of the countess'
work concerns the fisherman on the
Baltic Sea. Through the influence of
English friends she has been able to
re-erect the destroyed Fishermen s
Home at Rugen. It was four yettrs
since she had been among them, and
during that time, to use her own
words, "they had not been near any
Christian meeting, their church being
far away and their clergymen being
The fishermen In the Baltic Sea, the
countess says, are sadly in need or
religious attention, which can be made
effective by establishing mission halls
in the villages, a kind of mission work
almost unknown in Germany. The
countess believes in a little cheer for
the inner man, and during the first
week when she reopened the Fisher
men's Home, 2,000 mugs of coffee were
MISSION HOMES COMING.
Thus far a good commencement has
been made by sending from port to
port the mission cutter "Taube." and !
just as soon as funds are provided
mission halls and homes wi.l be estab
The fourth department, the spreading
of the Kosnel by meetings. Is one In
which the countess takes much pride.
for through this means she reaches
thousands of people. In 1S95. In the
course of fifteen months, she held 353
public meetings, and in one fortnight
alone addressed 13,000 people.
"I reioice In these meetings." said
. the countees in a recent Interview
I "Weak In bedy. and often tired to
paper at Aa'.borg said:
"Nobody and nothing In Denmark,
except our 1st of May meetings. Is
able to gather such crowds as the meet
' inga held Dy sourness DCPunnKi....
Yesterday the largest hail :n me town
was filled to overflowing, and perhaps
, as many as were Inside were waiting
J patiently outside, blocking the streets
i until mey saw iier Bu-'iS
An anachist. backed up by his com
rades, rushed at her in Hamburg one
day and brandishing a stick
CViuntess Schimmelmann's life has
been one of incident and romance, and
restrain her from devoting her life and
her means to the mission work. And
at one time ner relatives sougni tu
restrain her from devoting her life
land her means to the mission. And
in some countries she meets with op
position solely because she Is a woman.
In Germany those who oppose her work
do so on the ground "that I am a
woman, and as such I must not speak
of the gospel In meetings, especially
not to men."
. But opposition, persecution, and all
such forces have no terrors for the
countess, and she still prosecutes her
mission work with all the power of
her . ability and resources. For the
past week she has been in Detroit and
hopes to reach Chicago some time dur
ing this week, and will no doubt be
accorded a cordial welcome by all
lovers of genuine phillanthropy and
How Porto Ricans Shave.
The natives of our new territory
Porto Rico, have no need to buy soap,
for the wooded country abounds in
plants whose leaves and bulbs may be
used most fully in place of that mort
indispensable article. Among the best
of these is the soap tree, so called, tho
It Is more a bush than a tree. Its bulb,
when rubbed on wet clothes makes a
snow-white lather, which has an odor
like old brown Windsor soap. The
Porto Ricans, who are all, from the
highest to the lowest, great dandles
In their way, make soap out of cocoanut
oil and home-made lye and a fine soap
It Is smooth, . and fragrant. When
a man wishes to have a shave In the
morning he starts out with his cocoa
nut shell cup, and his donkey-tall brush
and bottle. It Is never any trouble to
find an empty bottle In Porto Rico, or
almost any of the larger West India
Islands, even in remote spots in the
mountains. At least twenty genera
tions of thirsty people have lived there
and thrown away the bottles. The
man carries no mirror, for he is toe
poor to own such a luxury. Not one
house in twenty In Porto Rico has even
the very cheapest looking-glass. But
generously rich nature provides the
mirror, as well as the soap. The mart
goes to tome convenient pool in the
mountain stream where the water is
quite still there is his mirror. He
breaks his bottle on a stone and deftly
picks out a sharp piece of suitable size.
Then he lathers his face profusely, and
begins to scrape away with his piece of
glass, which In his hands works a well
as the best steel razor. A cut. or even a
scratch Is extremely rare as a result of
this al fresco form of shaving.
"Oh, It was fineT 'exclaimed the se
norlta to her American visitor. "I
wish you had gone with me. It was
a magnificent corrida. The matador
killed six bulls."
"Only six!" replied the American girl.
"Why, at my uncle's abattoirs at Chi
cago they kill a thousands steers a
"Mrs. Gabbler made a dreadful faux
pas when she met Admiral Cervera.
"What was It?"
"She asked him If he had ever read
'Ships that Pass In th Night.'" De
troit Fre Press.
FUN IN EXAMINATION PAPERS.
An earnest, devoted school teacher
now happily married, but yet the com
panion, counselor and friend of a num
ber of her old pupils, has a choice col
lection of the funniest answers she re
ceived in her examination papers. Here
are a few of them:
'The stomach is the most diluted
portion of the elementary canal."
"Hygiene Is all that you cm tell
about that which is asked."
"The doctrine of evolution began with
the beginning of life and grew highe:
and higher until It at last regenerated
Into a monkey. This process was so
slow that neither the monkey nor the
man knew anything about it."
"A germ is a name applied to a par
ticular particle, tiny subbacterial or
ganism which, when demonstrated.
"A germ is a tiny Insect, soi
found In diseases or organs.
It is so
very small that It can only be seen by
si telescope. That Is why diseases are
contagious. At times it appears like
the head of a pin, but It goes floating
around Into the atmosphere.
"Habeas corpus means you may
nave the head, and I will take the
"The germ theory of diseases Is con
tinually floating around in the air, and
is very dangerous, especially when the
atmosphere Is unwholesome.
"A dowager is a widow withcut any
"Pitt, earl of Chatham, premier cf
England, entered life at a very early
age, which office he held at a very
farly period in life, the time when most
men are Just finishing a professional
CHURCH AND CLERGY.
It Is estimated that 30 000 cr 10 000-
Russians visit the Holy Land each year.
Converted Chinese leturning Ircm
California to China prove most efficient
Christian workers. The great eml-ar-rassrnent
now is to provide teachers
and preachers for the thronging multi
tudes. The great success of the Rev A. B
Simpson in raising money for missions
s astonishing the Christian world It
has no paiallel J112.000 at the recent
meetings in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Female emancipation in Ch'.r.a. the
use of the bicycle by the fair Celes
tials, the i ubiicatk r. cf a weekly emi
tted the Feminine Magazine. ed.Ud by
Chinese ladies, show that progress is
being mads by Christianity In that
United Fresbyter'.an missionaries are
saving great success in Nyasa'.and, Af
rica. Four thousand converts recently
jathered and spent five days tn prayer.
ronference and song, and on one day
!S4 converts were baptized.
'Of the more than iOO.COO patients
treated every year." says the Outlcck.
'by the medical missionaries, and made
icquamted with a benign fa:th. many
ecome disseminators cf that fa:th :r.
egions still unreached by its preach
The JSC0 which the emperor cf Japan
lent to defray the funeral expenses
if the veteran missionary. Dr Gecrge
E. Verbeck. shows that miss'.cr.ary
R-crk of a high order Is appreciated ar.d
Jeslred by the Japanese government
The Mormcns continue to excite the
Protestant church In the west and the
iouth. and rr.ar.y affirm that they aim
lo be a vast political machine. The
llormor.s declare that "those only are
the people of God who render absolute
sbedience to the Mormon priesthood."
A clergyman left a notice to be read
by the preacher with whem he ex-
pnd the Treacher astonished
to the kitchen, the leaf can be torn off
ayd given you. and you have the writ
ten list all ready to give your orders
to "butcher and taker and candlestick
maker." ' "Did you know," said the old colored
man, "dat curses, like chickens, come
borne to roos'?"
"L's hyuhd it." replied Mr. Erastus
Plnkley, "an I specks It's so. But tei
tell de troof. I alius thought chickens
was takln' big risks 'bout gittln' home
In dis neighborhood."
Citlsen But, offsher, I protesht that
I am net the least bit (hie) Intoshlcat
Officer Well. thin. OI'll not arrest
yes If yex kin tell me ter wanst how
many ahtorles there Is in that bulldln'
ovtp there. Judga.
RIn constant pain when on
vmir fWt. ? V
7 Is that draccincr. Dull
I sensation with you from morn
I till night 7
I Whn nnt t I, . I
exactly on the disease ? Why
pply the cr:re right to I
tuo euui useu i
You can do it with
Immediately after tho
Plaster is applied, you feelrj
Sita warming, soothing in-M
nuence. Its healmc remedies
quickly penetrate down deep
into the inflamed tissues.
Pain is quieted, soreness Is re
lieved and strength imparted.
No plaster was ever made like It
No plaster ever acted so quickly
and thoroughly. No plaster ever
had such complete control over all
kinds of pais.
Tlaced over the chest it is
a powerful aid to Ayer'8
Cherry Pectoral ; relieving
congestion and drawing out
If kick toil ran find lipln. If rtlt.i.l-1 with
l! euniatiMii ym ran lx rurrd. 11 i.ul )uu
need teal and the pliu-e to go t
The exrieese l 1et than n il Imi in t,m
.No'lti eater n l.lim" hat hiiium 11 kMrlal ri
CLtaioLk. ceiUlu iiu)a thla moiilli l
T!ie Fran Ilotrl mill rrmaln mx'ii ami thia
led ! ottirr lioleln and Imi-h tlum linnst-a ara
I '.i.(f poid keilie Willi lo l;itca dut.liK t lit
"ir,p Mo. Valley, 1
lcs ( Sioux City, 14. HO
ird cciiespoLd'.iig reduction from ether ixilnta
i:rr,ate Water Seenerv and llotela are iin.
xce..ed. Th'.r'y das tune allowed and any
kuer.1 F E & M V It. It . tn .1 II (iai.i... Tra.
1'aisei (jr AKCDt. ltcioii. Iowa, ran tell )uii
U.o? e a.U--.l :t.
A Back Pay woman, according to the
Boston HeraiJ. has a cat that can tell
when a letter comes for her, as Is
proved by the following ftory:
The owner of the cat spoke of Its
ability In this direction to a friend who
was making a call.
A letter!" exclaimed the caller. In
"Yes, a letter; and If you don't be
.leve it I will prove It to you. Just
wait a minute until I direct one."
The woman left the room, and In a
few minutes returned with a sealed en
velope, addressed to Miss Pussy. No. ,
Marlboro street. City.
"Now," said she. "If you will k!nd!y
post that for me tonight and b here
when the pj'tman corne around" on
his first delivery tomorrow morning.
you will see that I am telling you the
The caller mailed the letter as she
was asked, and was at her friend's
home promptly the next morning.
Soon the bell rang, and shortly after
ward the servant entered with a bundle
of letters, among which was that for
Sure enough, pussy at once showed an
interest, and In a moment hail pushed
aside with her paw the envelope ad
dressed to her.
The visitor was about to express her
surprise, when the woman of the house
said: "Walt a moment. She'll open It
and eat up all that is In the envelope.",
Scarcely had she said this when Miss
Pussy had torn the envelope open and
was enjoying her letter very much.
The envelope was filled with catnip.
In making cushions for the popular
wicker furniture It will be found that
nothing Is mors durable than velveteen
and the different varieties of the fab
ric sold under various names. Being a
otton fabric It does not gather moths.
and both Its dyes and texture are al
most waterproof. The beautiful tints In
which It is shown make it available for
iny scheme of decoration.
Th American Legion of Honor, which
cc iposed exclusively of thoe to
whon medals have been awarded by
eongr s for saving persons from
irjwr 'ng and the perils of the sea. ha
electel as honorary members Presi
dent liCKinley, because of his official
'position, ar.d Ktnt Leopold of Belgium
because he is the head of a similar or
ganlzaticn In his own country. Both
the nev members have written letters
of acce. tanee to the Washington head
quartern of the society.
Admlr. I Dewey has a valuable col
lection of butterflies, which is insured
Kebraska Reform Press Easiness iss'a
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