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January 16, loUo.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
From The Coming Nation.
Yon whose souls with Irt are fraught.
O'er Labor' situation; -'
Whose votes in part; nets were caught,
Coma now, give a passing thought
To Direct Legislation.
When parties you're elected to ;
Direct (and rob) the nation.
Had not your interests la view,
Tie time to try what yon can do -
Through Direct Legislation.
They're grabbed the lobby boodle ol
Combine and Corporation. '
For "Sell" your legislators strove;
And trained to fraud, they hate the more
For Direct Legislation.
' Since bribes are tempting, yon most kill
Incentives to temptation.
By leaving to the people's will
The supreme power to pass a bill
By Direct Legislation.
Your party votes through backward years
Have brought you tribulation.
Depression, bonds, distress and tears.
Till now your only hope appears
In Direct Legislation.
If bonded debts must yearly grow
While "Shyiocks" rob the nation.
And goldbugn" say: "It shall be so"
The people should say "Yes" or "No"
Through Direct Legislation.
If men who toil should own the land,
And thus avert starvation.
Come party voters, take your stand
For this reform, so Just and grand
Called Direct Legislation.
If you would crush the trusts that own.
Your means of transportation.
Whose tributes makes industries groan;
If you'd support not. mammon's throne.
Try Direct Legislation.
On this reformers can unTte
And vote for reformation.
Then wrongs which Judges will call "right"
Will disappear before the light
Of Direct Legislation.
If Freedom's flag you'd have to float
, Above the Coming Nation,
And you, my friends, an antidote
Forwrongswouldflrid: Comeforth and vote
For Direct Legislation,
Youngston, 0, Michael MoGovbbn.
CLAIMS IT IS BLACKMAIL.
York County Man Arrested at Greenwood
and Taken Back.
W. H. Mclntyre and wife, who claimed
to hail from York, were arrested at
Greenwood Saturday, and Sunday th
BherifE of York county took them back
to the scene of trouble. It seems that
Mclntyre had some property, two or
three horses, harness and a wagon,
that a man named John P. Cook of
York claims belongs to him, and it is
for attempting to get away with this
that Mntyre and his wife are charged.
The prisoner claims that the whole
business is a put up job to blackmail
him, and he promises to 6ee the matter
to the bitter end at all costs if time and
trouble will do it, He says he has bills
of sale for the stuff and will keep it if
he knows himself. There is another
side to the story that may be of another
Hanged Himself in a Barn.
Charles Berg, a prominent farmer
living in the Swedish settlement about
fifteen miles from Chadron, hanged
himself in his barn Sunday night. He
fas found about 5. o'clock Monday
' lorning hanging to a rafter by a rope.
Lte was about 60 years old, owned 160
acres of land, which is heavily mort
gaged and was hard pressed for cash.
His crops this year were a comparative
failure and dispondency over the dark
outlook is believed to have been his
reason. He leaves a wife and five grown
HUDSON WINS HIS CASE.
The Kansas Supreme Court Decides the
ToPEKA,Kan.,Jan. 13. The Supreme
court this forenoon handed down an
opinion in the Snow-Hudson State
printership contest, giving the office
to J. K. Hudson, the Republican in
One Baby Killed by Another.
Saturday afternoon Charley Horn,
a 4-year-old son of J. C. Horn, living
two miles west of Brock, shot aJittle
girl 3 years old, daughter of K. Gilles
pie. Mrs. Gillespie with her only child
was visiting Mrs. Horn. Little Charley
found a revolver and while playing
with it the weapon was discharged, tho
ball going through the child's body,
which caused death at 9 o'clock Sun
Dust Storm at Lyons.
There was a fearful dust storm at
Lyons Saturday forenoon. The ground
is very dry and people hope for snow
or rain soon.
GRAINS OF COLD.
A knave cheats others; a fool him
self. Aversion from reproof is not wise; it
is the mark of a little mind. A great
man can afford to lose; a little insig
nificant fellow is afraid of being
We should not too much rejoice in
hope, if we would enjoy in reality, for
the most agreeable pleasures in gen
eral are those that we have least ex
pected. "Waiting" is the stumbling-block pf
progress and reform. Doing is the
lever that moves in the world.
But few men comparatively have an
opportunity to accumulate large for
tunes; but, when men, fail to lay by
what is necessary for their comfort or
independence, almost without excep
tion it is owing to their calculations and
management not being right. It is true
there is a liability to illness, and to
other overpowering causes, but it is
not to such things that disastrous re
sults, in the great majority of cases,
can be attributed.
He who is open without levity, gen
erous without waste, secret without
craft, humble without meanness, bold
without insolence, cautions without
anxiety, regular yet not formal, mild
yet not timid, firm yet not tyranlcal,
passes the ordeal of honor, friendship,
virtue. Free Silver Knight.
A SEVERE SUNDAY BLAZE
The Handsome Residence of C. G. Burr, of
Lincoln Badly Damaged.
The residence of Carlos C. Burr, on
Sixteenth and L streets, Lincoln, was
badly damaged by fire and the con
tents were almost totally destroyed by
smoke and water Sunday afternoon
between 3 and 6 o'clock. The loss on
the furnishings will not be covered by
the insurance of 85,000. The damage
to the house itself is considerable, but
can be much more than made good by
the insurance, which amounts to $34.
900. The fire apparently had its origin
near the furnace. It gained a strong
headway before it was discovered. No
one was at home and the firemen had
no clue to the location of the fire. The
house was tightly locked, every room
was full of smoke, and the flames were
eating their way inside the partitions
and between floors. It was the nast
iest fire the Lincoln firemen have ben
called upon to fight for a Jong time
and the boys were obliged to all but
tear the house down to conquer it.
The fire appeared to have started in
the basement around the hot air fur
nace. It burned through the floor
where folding doors separate two
parlors. It spread around the doors,
gained headway between walls and to
the east of the folding ' doors burned
out a section of wall about four feet
wide from floor to ceiling. This wall
and a hole in the floor about ten by
four feet appeared to be the extent of
destruction by fire on the first floor.
Smoke and water did the rest. Plas
tering fell from ceilings in each of the
In order to get at the fire, which ap
peared from time to time,, in one place
and another, walls were ripped open,
carpets pulled up in pieces and floors
torn up. The fireman's axe and hook
had to be used in every conceivable
way. Then, when fire was found, it
was drenched with Water. The inter
ior of the house presented a scene of
utter ruin when it was entered Mon
day morning. The books on the shelves
of the library were not much damaged.
The china was not injured, but beyond
these two items there will not be much
salvage on the contents, The insur
ance men will secure estimates from
builders for putting the house back to
its original condition and will then
turn that amount over in settlement.
One insurance man says that he believes
the house could be repaired for 87,500.
Others put it at about. 810,000.
PRESIDENT KRUGER FIRM.
Severely PunH the Johannesburg
Inv: de -s.
London, Jan. 14. A special dispatch
from Johannesburg says that warrants
are out for the arrest of 200 persons,
all leading men in the mines and prin
cipal companies of the Stock exchange
and of the professional element, but
not of the mercantile classes. Among
those arrests are several Americans
and Germans, including J. S. Curtis,
an American engineer.
Bail has been refused -the ringlead
ers of the recent disturbances. The'
others arrested have been liberated,
each in 85,000 bail. It is expected that
severe measures will be taken against
the leaders, in spite Of the fact that it
is now apparent that they were de
ceived by Dr. Jameson's incursion.
Sir Hercules Robinson, the governor
of Cape Colony, it appears, has made
every effort to secure leniency for the
prisoners; but the extreme section of
the Boers is much incensed and dim
cult to controL The new ministry for
Cape Colony is regarded as a device to
shield the ex-Premier, Mr. Cecil
Rhodes,- and Sir nercules Robinson.
Mr. Rhodes, it is also said, is in very
bad health. '
Pkktoria, Jan. H. A proclamation
issued by President Krueger says that
he has long meditated an alteration of
the constitution of the Transvaal re
public, and he had intended to submit
to the next session of the Volksraad a
law granting a municipality of Jo
hannesburg. "Dare I do so?" con
tinued the proclamation, "after what
has happened? I will give the answer
myself. I know that there are thous
ands in Johannesburg to whom I can
with confidence entrust this. Let the
Johannesburgers make it possible for
the government to appear before the
Volksraad with the words ''Forget
England Had Too Much Else to Watch.
London, Jan. 14. The Times pub
lishes a column article discussing the
recent ministerial trouble in Canada,
whose "remarkable and significant
political crisis has thus far escaped at
tention, owing to the Transvaal diffi
culties." The Times believes that if
the Hon. Makenzie Bowell, the Cana
dian premier, succeeds in forming a
cabinet, he Will hold office for a few
weeks only and will then resign in fa
vor of Sir Charles Tupper.
Handsome Bequest to a Hospital.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 14. It was
learned yesterday that the late J. C
Kyle of this city, left 825,000 in cash
tor Christ's hospital, a non-sectarian
charitable institution here. The de
ceased spent the last days of his ill
ness at Christ's hospital, and it is sup
posed that the kind treatment re
ceived prompted him to make the be
quest. Williams' Assailant Confesses.
Hays City, Kan., Jan. 14. Hank
Kufus, who has been arrested for as
saulting and robbing Arthur WiUiams
on January 1, was taken by the Sheriff
last night to Williams room where he
made full confession of the crime.
Williams is still unconscious, although
the physicians have removed the por
tions of the skull which were frac
tured. NEWS NOTES.
Fire destroyed a 1 i-uness block at
Wichita Falls, Tex. it was of incen
An unknown man was killed at
Hinckley, Tex., by a man who ob
jected to the words of a song.
The home of Banker James Keogh,
at Sturgeon Bay, Wis,, was destroyed
by fire and four persons were badly
An east-bound L. E. & St L. par
senger train was wrecked at Brown's
Switch, Indiana. The fireman was
A GLOOMY OUTLOOK.
SENATOR TELLER SEES NO
HOPE FOR SILVER.
The Honse and President are Its Deadly
Enemies, an All the Candidates With
Any Show for the Presidential Nomina"
tlon of Other Parties Against It.
St. Locis. Mo., Jan. 14. Senator
Henry M. Teller of Colorado is in St.
Louis to argue a case in the United
States court of appeals on behalf of
the Denver and Rio Grande railway.
He does not take a hopeful view of
the financial situation. "I cannot
see," he said, "that there is much hope
for silver in the near future. The
Senate, of course, is for free coinage,
or something akin to it, but the lower
house is gold body by a large ma
jority. Of this fact there can be no
question, and while it is to be regretted
there is no immediate remedy.
Besides this the third house of the
national legislature the President
is also for gold. No matter what kind
of a bill might be passed for the re
lief of silver, Mr. Cleveland would veto
it So long as he is President, there
fore, there is no chance for silver leg
islation and i can see no reason to
hope that the next president will be
"Among Republicans everywhere
one hears talk of Reed, McKinley,
Morton and Allison, and from our
standpoint they will not do at alL AH
of them are notoriously friendly to
gold, and with any one of- them in the
presidential chair we will be just as
badly off as we are at present. The
Democrats are not likely to give us a
better man. The leaders of the latter
party who make slates and control
nominations are avowedly unfavora-
ble to silver legislation, and they will
probably see to it that a gold man is
placed at the head of the ticket."
"The silver states do not hope to
secure the nomination for President
of a man who will be friendly' to free
coinage? ' was suggested.
"Hardly. There was a time when
we thought it barely possible that we
might at least secure a candidate who
would not be unfriendly, but as events
are shaping1 themselves, this hope
seems to be disappearing. ' The ulti
mate relief, I believe, must come from
an independent movement of silver
men from both parties. Such a move
ment is now under way, and I believe
it will gather strength as it goes. "
ARTIST GIBSON'S ROMANCE.
Strange Meeting; with the Lady Whom
He Made His Wife.
With the mariage in Richmond, Va.,
of Artist Charles Dana Gibson with
Miss Irene Langhorne, one of those ro
mances that seem to properly belong
to those stories beginning "Once upon a
time a beautiful princess," etc., came
to a happy conclusion,, says the New
York World. Ten years ago Gibson per
suaded the humorous paper, Life, to
pay him $2 for a drawing. That was
his start in New York. What Life
wanted at that time was pretty girls,
and pretty girls was what Mr. Gibson
was simply yearning to draw.
Little by little a young lady, first
known as the "American girl," and sub
sequently as the "Gibson girl," began
to be a well known figure in prominent
weekly and monthly magazines. When
asked, as he often was, who this beau
tiful unknown was, Mr. Gibson used to
laugh and say she was a dream. Mr,
Gibson used to believe that his un
known beauty did not exist, but none
the less, Pygmalion-like, he worshiped
his own creation.
Just a year ago at the horse show
Mr. Gibson came very near having a
paralytic strke, for, as he was turning
the corner by the boxes, he almost ran
into the living, breathing reality of his
artistic vision. It was Miss Langhorne,
a Virginia belle. An introduction fol
lowed and Mr. Gibson prosecuted his
6uit ardently and successfully.
Nobody seems to be true to anybody.
Who was the fool that said that time
Nearly all the women overdo the an
Unless love makes you sick, it is not
of a good quality.
The dirtier a dog is, the more friend
ly he is to his master.
A man has a right to think lots of
things which he had no right to say.
If a man behaves himself, people say
he is cunning, and hides his meanness.
Every woman has a certain look with
which she thinks she can squelch a
When a girl gives a reporter an item,
it is usually a "joke" on some other
Old age has at least one advantage:
elderly people are hardly ever "talked
Don't regard your troubles too trag
ically; they may be comedies to you
The kin you like least are the most
apt to kiss you when they come and
when they go.
A real good church member is one
who wills her property to the church
when she dies.
There is nothing a married woman
enjoys more than assisting a girl to
land a young man.
The great disappointment some peo
ple feel in knowing so much, is that It
doesn't show in their face.
What has become of the old fashion
ed woman who was always talking
about boxing people's ears?
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VICTORIA BURIED WITH HONORS
Naw Jersey's Smallest Dog Had a Fun
eral Worthy of a Prince. ,
From the Buffalo Express: Probably
the most novel funeral ever seen la
New Jersey occurred in Rahway on
Sunday afternoon. The corpse was that
of a dog, said to be the smallest of Its
kind In America, if not in the world.
Victoria was a pure black-and-tan ter
rier. Her history is interesting. About
fifteen years ago the late Mrs. Garbon
etti of Rahway, who was at that time
a performer in Barnum's circus, was en
gaged In a tour of England with the
show. She was exceptionally clever in
handling horses, and she frequently re
ceived presents from her admirers. One
day in Manchester a man sent his com
pliments to the fair rider, accompanied
by a basket, which contained the small
est mite of caninity she had ever beheld.
The dog accompanied her on her travels
all over the world, and though It never
grew to robust size it was always
healthy, and she became sincerely at
tached to her pet In due course of time
Mrs. Garbonettl left the sawdust ring
and settled down in Rahway. Last sum
mer she was thrown from a buggy and
killed, and her husband, who is a farm
er near Rahway, presented the dog to
Miss Mary McCann, who was with Mrs.
Garbonettl when she met with the ac
cident Victoria was about six Inches
long and her head was less than four
Inches from the ground. She weighed
about eighteen ounces when in good
condition. She was not capable of
learning many tricks, but after years
of patient training her mistress ouc
ceeded in teaching her to sit up on her
haunches and sneeze. This latter ac
compllshment, it is said, was responsi
ble for her death, as she sneeaed so
much that asthma set in, and after an
illness of less than an hour she died.
As a mark of regard for the departed
canine Miss McCann had a New York
firm manufacture a miniature coffin,
which was covered with embossed white
plush. The coffin was nine inches long,
five wide and four high, and the body of
Victoria was arranged in it as if she
was taking her daily nap behind the
stove. Before the body was committed
to the grave an amateur photographer
was called in and several pictures were
taken of the animal. The dog was
buried in Miss McCann's garden, and
the bereaved woman says a monument
will some day mark the resting place
of her departed friend.
Superstitions Among Animals.
Many authors have alluded to the su
perstition about the porcupine, that it
possesses the ability to shoot its quills
to a considerable distance and thus to
wound those who anger it. In proof of
the notion the fact that dogs are often
found with porcupine quills sticking in
their mouths and throats is eometimes
cited. The quills do not get there, how
ever, by being thrown from the porcu
pine, but on account of the eagerness
of the dog attempting to seize the ani
mal and so fixing the quills in his own
flesh. Pliny says that among the Ro
mans of his time there was a belief that
stags could, by their breath, draw ser
pents from their holes in the ground,
and after getting them out would then
trample them to death. The early hunt
ers of this country relate many inci
dents concerning the enmity between
deer and serpents of all kinds. It 19
well known that stags would often,
without hesitation, attack rattlesnakes,
and by Jumping high in the air and de
scending upon the serpent with the fore
hoofs drawn closely together would cut
the snake to pieces. The country peo
ple of England, as well as several other
countries, have an idea that the red ol
the robin's breast was caused by the
drop of blood which fell upon it at the
crucifixion. According to the story the
robin, commiserating the condition of
Christ, tried to pluck the crown of
thorns from his brow and, in doing so,
got its breast wet with the blood flow
ing from the wounds. The color became
permanent, being transmitted from gen
eration to generation, and thus, accord
ing to the legend, the robin is a perpet
ual reminder of the sufferings of Christ
The Minister's Blunder. .
The New Yorkers are telline one an
other of a good joke on Rev. John Wes-J
ley Brown, rector of St. Thomas'
church, previously rector of St. Paul's
in this city. His part in the ceremon
ial of the Paget-Whitney wedding was
to read the service. Either he had
marked the wrong place in the prayer
book or the singing disconcerted him;
at any rate the wedding' party was
amazed to hear his rich, full voice utter
the words; "I am the resurrection and
the life!" "Heaven and earth!" ejacu
lated Bishop Potter in a whisper behind
him. The rector at once awoke to the
fact that he was reading the burial ser
vice, and, after one breathless second,
he proceeded with the proper ritual.
If any housewife, says an artist, Is
burdened with white frames whose ug
liness stares at her, a coat of gilding
or ebony will relieve the situation. By
all means strive to abolish every bit
of white enamel or silver from the walls
unless one has that elaborate and per
ishable possession a white and gold
A Good Kcanon.
A Sunday-school teacher, wishing to
Impress upon his pupil that shame
comes of slu, put the question: "My
dear boy, why were Adam and Eve
not ashamed to be so scantily clad in
the garden?" The boy replied prompt
ly: "Because there wasn't anybody to
look at 'em, sir."
A High Smokestack.
The largest iron smokestack ever con
structed in New England was erected
in Rockvllle, Conn., last week. It was
100 feet high, 54 Inches in diameter
and weighed ten tons. The stick of
timber from which the pulleys were
suspended cost 9350 and was brought
from Boston on three freight cars.
KEPT A PROFOUND SECRET.
Only Thtee Persons Kaow How to Make
a Wonderful India Paper.
The marvelous Oxford India papei
was first introduced in 1875. Since then
it has revolutionized the bible and pray
er book trade, and it is now used for all
the more popular devotional books
throughout the world. In the year 1841
an Oxford graduate is said to have
brought home from the far east a small
fold of extremely thin paper, which was
manifestly more opaque and tough for
its substance than any paper then man
ufactured in Europe. He presented it
to the Clarendon press. The late Thos.
Combe, who had only recently been ap
pointed printer to the university, found
it to be just sufficient for twenty-tour
copies of the smallest bible then in
existence diamond 24mo and printed
an edition of that number which bore
the date of 1842. The books were bare
ly a third of the usual thle'-nese, and,
although as much as $100 piece was
offered for them, no copies were sold,
and they were presented to the queen
and other distinguished persons. All
efforts to trace the paper to its source
were futile, and, as years rolled on, the
circumetance was forgotten. But early
in 1874 a, copy fell into the hands of
Arthur E. Miles, who showed it to Mr.
Frowde, and experiments were at once
set on foot at the Oxford university pa
per mills, with the object of producing
a similar paper. The first attempts
were failures, but success was achieved
and Aug. 24, 1875, an edition of the dia
mond 24-mo bible, similar in all re
spects to the twenty-four copies printed
in 1842, were placed on sale. This was
the first Oxford bible published by Mr.
Frowde. The feat of compression was
looked upon as astounding, the demand
was enormous, and before very long
a quarter of a million copies had been
sold. The paper when subjected to
severe rubbing, instead of breaking into
holes, assuming a texture resembling
chamois leather, and a strip only three
inches wide was found able to support
a quarter of a hundredweight without
yielding. ' The secret of its manufac
ture, It may be said, is known to only
three living belnge.
PEDANTRY IN BRITISH ARMY,
Specimens of Absnrd Insistence Upon
" "What made you leave the army at
so early an age and with such a fair
record behind you and so promising a
career in front of you?" I once asked
an officer, whose chief defect was a
proneness to act on hot-headed im
pulse. The purport of his reply was:
"At my last inspection I was questioned
by the general concerning the prices
of the soldiers' socks and Bhirts.
gave him to understand that I neither
knew nor cared, and, of course, I vHa
pretty Bharply reprimanded. I became
so disgusted with this and similar ab
surdities of regimental pedantry that
I sent in my papers. Once, as presi
dent of a board to report on an ac
cident to a horse, I simply stated that
'the leg was broken,' and received a
rather sharp reprimand for embodying
an opinion in such trivial language,
Thereupon I amended the defect by
suggesting that 'the tibia was frao
tured,' and was complimented for the
satisfactory lucidity of my report. Tra
dition declares that in India a similar
board recorded an opinion that 'the
elephant is dead and smells bad.' The
general, in a towering passion, sent
back the proceedings for revision,
whereupon the board amended its re
port, 'The elephant is stiii dead and
An Aged Pedestrian.
Nathan Pearson, a well-known
quaker, residing northeast of Kokomo,
Ind., has a record as a pedestrian pos
sessed by few of his years, being nearly
80 years old. Though the owner of a
barn full of fine horses and vehicles, he
prefers walking to riding, no matter
what the distance is. Scarcely a week
passes but he walks to Kokomo, Peru or
Wabash, returning the same day, and
he frequently walks to yearly meeting
at Plainfleld, a distance of over ninety
miles. His love for walking is well
known in this section of the country,
end no one thinks of asking him to
ride, being assured in advance that he
would refuse. Cold weather has no ter
rors for Mr. Pearson, and he braves the
elements the stormiest days if he wants
to go somewhere.
Slaughter of Rabbits.
The annual Kiowa county, Kas.,
rabbit hunt took place Tuesday, and the
event was celebrated near Mullinville
with the usual grand ball and banquet
One hundred and sixty-five farmers and
cowboys on horseback participated in
the hunt and nearly 6,000 rabbits were
killed. They will be shipped free over
the railways and consigned to humane
societies in Chicago and Cleveland. The
Woods county, Oklahoma, hunt will
take place next week and nearly 400
horsemen will participate in it.
A Doctor's Hint.
Says a New York physician: "Half
the calls I have are for imaginary ail
ments. Pain is apt to frighten people,
too, and I have probably lost money,
although I have saved my rest, by tell
ing the anxious ones that even quite
severe pain without any fever means
nothing, and that almost any serious
trouble that causes pain must neces
sarily produce fever. It is a very sim
pie rule to remember, and one that will
save much useless anxiety."
Stunted dogs are very much admired
by Parisian ladles. The demand for
them is met by at least forty profes
Blonal "dog-dwarfers," who bring up
the pups on alcoholic diet, which has
the effect of stunting tnem.
The Rainiest Spot. '
The rainiest spot in the United States
is at Nean Bay, Washington. The an
nual rainfall there is 123 inches. In
New York city it is 45 inches.
IS IT CURABLE
A Question Often Asked by Those AJBlot-
. With Piles,
Is a strained joint curable? Is local
infiamation curable? Of course, if
properly treated. So is piles.
People olten become afflicted with pi res
and ask some old "chronic" who has
always persisted in the wrong treatment
and naturally be discourages them by
telling them that their case is hopeless.
ibey in turn discourage others, and
thus a disease that can in every case be
cured by careful and skillful handling is
allowed to sap the energy of thousands
who might free themselves of the trouble
in a few days.
Pyramid rile Cure will enre the most
aggravated case of hemorrhoids in an
astonishingly short time. It relieves the
congested parts, reduces the tumors in
stantly no matter how large, allays the
infiamation and stops the aching or itch
ing at once.
Thousands who bad resorted to expen
sive surgical treatment have been cured
by the Pyramid Pile Cure In a number
of instances persons who bad spent
months in a hospital under a pile spec
ialist. It is a remedy that none need fear to
apply even to the. most aggravated.
swollen and inflarr.med hemorrhoidal
If yon are afflicted with this stubborn
disease you can master it and master it
This remedy is no longer an experi
ment, but a medical certainty. It is
manufactured by the Pyramid Drug Co.,
of Albion, Mich.
DruKftistg sell it at 50 cents per box.
It is becoming the most popular pilecure
this country has ever known and drug
gists everywhere are ordering it for their
WOMEN IN CHURCH WORK.
Growth and Usefulness of the Order of
, Deaconesses. . .
The ministry of women In the church
has always been a potent factor In the
Influence of Christianity. A great Im
pulse was giveii to the somewhat de
sultory and in some ways regular work
of women in the field of evangelization
by the passage of the canon of deacon
esses in the general convention of 1889.
Mrs. Twing in her fourth triennial re
port of the woman's auxiliary draws at
tention to evidence, derived from her
wide travels of how literally the church
was taken at her word in passing the
admirable canon. Deaconesses are ac
tively engaged In prosecuting their
ministry in fourteen dioceses and mis
sionary jurisdictions in this country.
The dignity and power given by the
diaconate of female workers has re
sulted In commending the deaconess
movement In all quarters. Two ad
mirable schools are now flourishing,
one in New York, the other In Phila
delphia, where ladies of cultivation and
refinement are studying the practical,
intellectual and devotional sides of
their future profession. From many
large parishes In other quarters calls
are constantly being madajor the ser
vices of women, thus prepared, trained
and set apart It has been found ttfat
a deaconess becomes an almost indis
pensable agent In carrying on certain
branches of philanthropic and elee
mosynary work in a parish. A new
race of educated Sunday school teach"
ers and superintendents is also being
introduced in the city parishes in the
persons of deaconesses who have under
gone a theological course before ven
turing to teach children what they
ought to know and believe for their
souls' health. As teachers, nurses, vis
itors of the sick and of the poor, the
deaconesses have proved a godsend to
many a parish. We are not, therefore,
surprised to find that in the far east
the missionary churches are seeking to
strengthen the hands of the clergy by
Instituting deaconesses. Mrs. Twing
tells us that a canon of deaconesses, a
translation Into Japanese of the Ameri
can canon, is now before the church in
Japan, and will be acted upon at the
next synod. The bishop has already
four candidates for the sacred and hon
orable office. This is a very hopeful
aspect. We quite expect before long
to see educated women from all parts
of the country seking in the diaconate
a sphere of activity which is among the
most exalted and useful to be found.
The training schools in New York and
Philadelphia are already pretty well
supplied with students, but this growing
movement will ere long necessitate
much larger institutions for the sails',
faction of its requirements. Ex.
Uses for Aluminium.
"Perhaps you may doubt the verael
ty of my statement, young man," said
a well known aluminium manufacture!
to a representative of hardware re
cently, "but it is, nevertheless, true,
i hot tira q to TYiuirincr nrrinmai , ormy
ana legs oi aluminium, ana arunciai
ears have already bee?, constructed of
that metal. As an adjunct to the sci
ence of dentistry it needs no recommen
dation, its long use in this connection
being a guarantee of Its popularity.
Yes, it is being used in a great many
other ways, also; for horseshoes, army
equipments, racing shells, cooking
utensils, and is entering largely Into
the construction of yachts and torpedo
boats, and, in fact, is being adopted
wherever it Is possible."
A great manufacturing company in
Massachusetts recently paid theit.
workmen, on Saturday evening, 700 $10
bills, each bill being marked. By the
following Tuesday 410 of these bills
were deposited in the bank by
the saloon keepers of the town.
Four thousand and one hun
dred dollars had passed from the
hands of the workmen on Saturday
night and Sunday and left them nothing
to show for this great sum of money
but headaches and poverty in their
Wooden Water Pipes.
Wooden water pipes, with a six-Inch
bore, are used in the streets of several
towns of Washington and Oregon. They
last as long as iron pipes and are much
cheaper. A pipe-line seven miles long,
of pine logs, recently laid, cost only
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