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A Solid Town
FORT SMITH, ARK.
No bank f1lur In ls2 "l or N4 Grow
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nullar re nhi and ctvumMaiM a rl
il of Kort mii iih d-irv t em-hange a
flood wsldem-e and tiulne h"utu in corner
ola. facing rarh otlM-r Bv Olo-k 'mm bus
iness irt-t. ofi itl'N-k f mm the til M school
In the state; on xtrvrt car hue; ater and
aewer cotincvlL.n; iiil'aie plu t I for gas;
new Collage. rmin. clean and newly
painted; store room on corner iox.Vi fet,
with three fix.rns lfi; veil acut atr con
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oft-Si: Main street. Kansss ftiy. Mo.
Store occupied, doiug a good business.
A Visit of Jesus Christ
rorn nus ix.
One of VICTOK HV'OO'S wittli-st and most
sarcastic pocnit, translated from tbe
631 F Street, WASHINGTON, 0. 0
Christ takes a look Into tbe Vatican; con
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WHICH DO NOT CURE.
vs. A.mci icanlsni,
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A. BOOK EVER PRINTED,
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LOOK AT THE GIRLS!
A Tonn( lady C'aJU Her Kec the Mie
Windows of Creation.
'VTell.M said a young lady of !
ervation to a Now York Sun rvporivr.
"that professor down in Kielim.nl
who think ho can stop the Ixiya from
looking at the girls of his collcg hy
force of municipal ordinance m.ty In
very clever as a schoolmaster, but s
far as human nature goes he tlmu't
know as much as tho youngvsi. of h
students-that is, if thoy re all t'irl.
Not look at tho girls, indeed! Why.
he might just as well try to gro
beans by algebra. You see. the
schoolmaster has overlooked thegivat
fact that this city law is aimed at the
girls as much as at the boys, for if tho
boys can't look the girls can't bo
looked at, and that busts up the whole
economy of nature, lou can writ.! it
down for me, please, that it.s the
smallest, queerest sjieeimen of pro
hibition on record, and it has got
no more chance of succeeding than I
have of Iwing elected captain of the
hy. wo girls considor ourselves
shop windows of the universe, and wo
wouldn t exist if we weren't looked at.
It's brod in us. The she baby squalls
if she ain't looked at every hour.
There doesn't exist the school girl,
big or little, that doesn't flink her
braid or fuss with her skirt when
little Tommy comes whistling out of
the next door basement gateway; or
that doesn't think it a lost day if there
isn't an awkward sijuad of grinning,
heavy-treaded schoolboys keeping
abreast with her on the opposite side
walk. And it poos right on. Life's
a failure if we young1 women don't pet
looked at or looked aftor, and if you
meet with any who complain of this
attention just put it up that that's
only another way of carrying tho
news to Mary her particular method
of showing tho rest of us that she's
"You understand, young man, that
when I ay 'looked at' I don't mean
leered at. That's a different thing
entirely. I mean what we young onos
used to call 'getting noticed,' to lx
approvingly looked over, to know that
we are. attracting a mild and pleasant
attention, and even to ba discreetly fol
lowed by a pair of masculine eyes.
Now, as Jack says, 'that's right,' and
I have no patience with thoso who
think that to deny is to be strong, and
that a confession of fact, even if it is a
little damaging, implies weakness.
"And why should we not like to bo
looked at, prayP I say that there is
no sight so good for men's eyes as that
of tho girls. We're nature's best
piece of work, and don't you forgot
it; the most attractive half of the
human family, and we know it. We
have got to be looked at, and the
Richmond schoolmaster had bettor
quit contributing to the curiosities of
Virginia's town laws and read the
biblo a little more. He'll find he's
kicking against the primal and trying
to stop the eternal, for as long as life
lasts tho sons of men will look at the
daughters of women. And even if
you didn't want to look, that would
not mend matters, for we'd make you."
Many species of bacteria are capable
of doubling their number every hour.
In this case, in the short snaco of
twenty-four hours a single bacterium
woum increase to a number but little
shortof 17,000,000.to be exact.in fortv-
eight hours tho offspring of this
minute germ, which is not more than
1-15,000 of an inch in lentrth have in
creased to the surprising number of
281,000,000.000, their bulk being
sufficient to fill a pint measure.
1 he keeping Stilt.
Iler lip quivered.
"Another woman," she faltered,
"would not suffer in silence."
The great, broad-shouldered man
stared blankly through the window
into the blinding autumn storm.
"Pardon me," he observed, icily.
"My exjierience teaches me that any
woman would suffer in silence."
Gliding to the piano she played and
sang, and in time felt that she was
avenged. Detroit Tribune.
Uomnn anl (lovernments.
Women used to have a few of the
political privileges they are now de
manding. Women sat in council with
the Saxon tribes; abbesses deliberated
with the king, bishops and nobles at
Beconcold in 6'JI, and live of them
signed the decree of tho assembly; in
the reign of Henry III and Edward I
four abbesses were summoned to par
liament, and in the reign of Kdward
III six countesses were distinguished
In the same way.
lieriucing the Population
Superintendent The poor-house is
Deacon Grim I wondered why
taxes was so high. I s'poso it wouldn't
do to kill any of 'em, would it?
"Of course not.
"No; come to think, guess it
wouldn't, but I'll tell you what to do.
Get 'em to discussing 'Is Suicide a
Sin?' Then leave the doors unlocked,
so them what goes crazy can get to
Among the Chinese there is a curi
ous belief that it is possible to econo
mize in food by abstaining from mus
cular exertion. Thus when wages
fall below a certain point, poor China
men prefer not. to work, because they
consider that they would have to take
more food to repair the waste than
the work done would produce.
A Fearful lletributioa.
Miss Fanny That hideous old Mr.
Jones had the impudence to propose
Miss Jennie You gave him the
Miss Fanny No, I did not. Just
to punish him I accepted his offer. He
la worth half a million. Texas Sittings.
LOST HALF HIS SOUL,
Terror of lladdhist l'rlft Wha nit
1'orlrall I'a nl.4.
Crowds of people nss mblcd ai we
arrived at the inn, jiisi U for.- sunset,
and among oihcr I ;Mntd the line
head of an old lmbi)ii-t ;n ie t After
a long confabulation M ,, f,.w sti intrs
of cash, which p-vl from my (ock
ets into his hau i, I n us utile to in
duce li i in to sit for his ict ure, und I
diislusl oil a hketeli ill oils before he
had timo to change his mind. ln
fortunaU'ly, tho lart'o crowd t!iat had
gathered around, e-ioi iily the women
folks, seemed to scold him and talk
angrily at him for his silliness in fit
ting, owing to tho strung-' notion that
prevails in China, and, in fu.-t, nearly
all over the Fast, that if an image is
reproduced a soul has to lo given to
it, and that tho H ivon ) ort rayed has
to be the supplier of it at his own ox
jonso. Tho veneiuble old lluddhist
priest, who was nursing his "cash"
on his lap while U'ing immortaiied
on a wooden panel, and had a curious
twinkle in his eye, resisted bravely
for some timo and sat like a statue,
but finally had to give in.
"You w ill die," cried an old woman
at him. "I saw your soul coming out
of you and go into tho picture. I did
really, I saw it with my own eyes!"
"So did I," cried a hundred other
voices in a chorus.
Hythe timo the priest had got up
they had half convinced him that at
least half his soul had really gone out
of him; but hail the soul gone or not,
he would go and take the cash for
safe keeping to his homo first, and
complain and ask for the restitution
of his lost property afterward. Ho
was a sensible man. So was I, and
knowing what was coming, tho mo
ment ho had gone I went Into the
room and packed tho sketch safely,
thon too another clean panel and
smeared it with tho scrapingB of my
palette to show him instead, in case
he would come back and wiHh tho plc
turo destroyed. Twenty minutes had
not elapsed when ho was back ajjuin,
of course without tho "cash," holding
his stomach and complaining of inter
"I am going to die," he cried, the
moment ho saw me; "you have taken
away half my soul."
"Certainly I have," said I, sternly.
"You dici not expect mo to give you
all that 'cash' for less than half your
soul, did you?"
"Oil, no! but I wish it back, as I
feel so bad now without it."
"All right," said I, "I shall go In
tho room and destroy tho imago I did
of you. Will you then bo satisfied?"
Here the other panel smearod with
palette scrapings was produced, after
making a pretense ut destroying it
with a knife, and never in my life
have I seen an expression of relief to
equal that of the priest. Ho had not
felt half his soul so mueli going out of
him, but ho certainly felt it coming
back again, says the Fortnightly Re
view. Ho could swear by it. Ho wa?
how perfectly well again.
Decoration 1'neil as a Yeuner in Italian
or Oriental I-ljin.
An effective variety of decorations
is mother-of-poaii veneering, which '
may bo carried out either in tho Ori
ental or Italian stylo. In lioth cases
it is suitablo for picture frames, boxes, j
cabinets and even tables. !
The technical difficulties are insig- j
nificant, as tho mother-of-pearl may
be obtained in thin flakes that may bo
cut with a pair of scissors, so there is
no necessity for using a fret-saw or
making any depression in the wood,
which would be unavoidable if dealing
with thicker substances. Reiner near- !
ly transparent, these Hakes should bo
lined at the back with thin white pa-1
per, to which they should bo neatly 1
secured with white glue. The luster
of the thin mother-of-jiearl may not
equal that of stouter pieces, st.iil tho
effect is good, and the facility with
which it may be used is a groat rec-
Oriental designs are the simplest in
form and do not require a hiciilv pol
ished surface as a background, says
the Philadelphia Times; tho pattern
may be made of mother-of-pearl only,
connected by incised lines, traced
with a sharp instrument upon the
wood before it is colored Tho woo l
should Ite well rublied down with glass
paper, tinted with some dark stain
I rench polishing, although simple
in theory, is sometimes difficult in
practice, especially when tho manipu
lation is not light and even. A pud
composed of linen and cotton wool
should be folded in a near-shuiied
form, in order that all tho corners
should lie reached by the narrow end.
With it the polish should be laid on
first in long strokes backwards and
forwards, afterward with a circular
motion; it may be worked up with a
little linseed oil. When the desired
effect has been obtained, the mother-of-pearl
may lie neatly glued on. For
Italian designs, when the wood has
been prepared, the pattern should be
left unstained, and the stalks, with
probably some of tho leaves, should
receive a good coating of Chinese
white, to be subsequently outlined and
veined with black. The work may be
then polished and the mother-of-pearl
added as before.
She Hoped Not.
When the lady came into the pas
senger coach all the seats were occu
pied, except one next to a big burly
fellow, who had a lot of stuff piled
around him to take up room. He
paid no attention to the lady until the
conductor requested him against her
protestations to make a place for her.
"Of course," he grunted as he
hoved the plunder out of the way;
"she can set down. 1 m no hog. "
"1 m glad to hear it, she retorted.
"for I really am very fond cf bacon at
breakfast," and she went into the
noxt car to find a scat.
A CO-OPERATIVE TOWN.
Am t nglleh Cltf M here i:erylo.lr Join
Oldham, I-ancushiro, although com
paratively MMuikitiir a mo i' i n town.
and 'opled aliuo-t i .olusieh by the
working class -s, holds and I uds in
many re'cts, but especially In Its
co-oH'rative iiuneim iits. No town in
the kingdom owns a many joint stock
or limihsl companies, which in their
turn, have created other eo-oorativa
combinations, says tho Philadelphia
Its co-operativo stores consist of
two bocietios, each with a inemlier
shlp of nearly 11,000. Those societies
were the pioneers of the "limited"
movement in Oldham, and tho cotton
industry was the first business
they began with. Such rapid
strides has it made that Oldham
is known far ami wide as tho "divi."
Tho ro-0Hrativo societies spread still
further, and now In conjunction with
the societies in adjacent towns own a
largo corn-mill, thus sharing the
profits to be mado in grinding the
There are in Oldham district, in the
cotton trade alone, about 150 limited
companies, the majority of which have
boon formed since 1172, with capitals
varying from 10,000 to 15,000.
chiefly divided into 5 shares. These
companies, seeing the profits accruing
from buying the raw material, Ht once
formed tho Oldham cotton buying
company, limited, almost every com
pany having shares; consequently it is
to their own interest to do business
with the company, and thus sharo in
the profits. Rut thoy do not stop here.
Seeing the large profit made by the
Insurance companies, they docidd to
form ono of their own, and tho Feder
ative insurance company, limited
sprang into existenco, each company
holding a number of shares and en
couraging it by transferring their in
surance business to it.
It is no uncommon thing for some
cotton companies to consist of 40 J or
500 and in some cases 700 sharehold
ers; almost all residing in Oldham.
Scarcely a family In town but what
owns a share in some cotton company
The company movement does not
stop with tho staple trade (cotton).
The butchers wero not long behind,
and then was formed the Old ham hide,
skin and fat company, limited, which
effectually demoralized private com
panies in that diroction. Even the
bill posting and advertising business
was invaded, tho printers forming the
Oldham bill-posting company, limited,
through it posting their own bills and
advertisements. Tho publicans were
not left in the cold and very soon two
aerated water companies were in full
swing, each publican, so long as ho
dealt with tho company holding so
many shares. Those he must relin
quish when ho ceases to deal with
them. In fact there is no business,
not even poultry farming, which has
escaped the company craze, and it is
a by-word that at ono time you could
have floated a dog kennol in Oldham
An K.J-e With ).(.
"Depend upon it, children," said
tho benignant old gentleman who was
addressing the Sunday school, "we are
fashioned by a wiser power than our
selves. There was no mistako made
in putting us together. If our hands
were placed where our feet are and our
feet whore our hands are, how could
we get along? It would be exceeding
ly awkward, children; exceedingly
awkward. I stretch my hand out this
way. I move my fingers this. Now,
what is it an evidence of, children?"
There was no reply, and after waiting
a moment tho speaker answered the
question himself. "It is an evidence
of design. Don't forget that, chil
dren," he continued, impressively. "It
is an evidence of design. Suppose
for instance, my eyes, instead of having
lids ani lashes, had legs. How could
I use them?" "You could use them
in running your eye over the congre
gation, couldn't you?" replied a deep
ly interested little boy near the door.
About I he Hollar Mark.
There are several theories to ac
count for the origin of our dollar
First Some say it is a combination
or monogram composed of tho letters
U. und S., the initials of tho Tinted
Second It may have been derived
from "II. S.," the mark of the Human
Third It is probably a combina
tion of P. and S., from Posoduro, a
Spanish term signifying "hard dollar."
A fourth reason assigned is that it is
a "piece of eight," and designated by
the symbol 8.
German Hed lape.
An amusing instanco of German red
tape is recorded by the Rorlin
Neueste N'ae.hrichten. A Munich
citizen came to the registrar of births
to report an addition to his family.
Being asked as to his religion he de
clared himself a Christian. The of
ficial looked over his list of religions,
but could find no pigeonhole for Christ
ianity, and as the man was Deither a
Catholic nor a member of a Protest
ant denomination, there was a great
Straggle, of a Growing Mind.
Tommy You say December is the
last month of the year, pa?
Tommy's Father Yes.
Tommy And January is the first?
Tommy's Father Yes, certainly.
Tommy Well, how is it, then, that
December always comes afore Janu
ary? Chicago Record.
No Itoom for Him.
"Ah!" muttered the skeleton in the
closet, as it listened to the conversa
tion at the breakfast table; "going to
move into a flat, eh? That "
It was lost in painful thought.
" - means the coal bin or the air
haft for yours truly." Puck.
THREE H.airs IX A CATHEDRAL.
Pittsburgh Sports Turn the Raiment of
St. Paul' Into a 1'rie Ring.
PiTTSiiLHi.il, IV, N. v. 23 -The
law-abiding citizens of i'ittsbiiigh will
Ik! horrified in tho morning hen the
ncwspaers publish a (JctaSli d account
of three brutal prize fights l,lch took
place In the basement of St. I'aul'e Ito
man C'athoilc cathedral, in tl e hi art of
the city, tonight. One man was prac
tically knocked cut four different times,
but the watchful tlmekcccr managed
to save him each time. Many int-pect-ors
of the Hlice and other city officials
were In attendance, mi rid y as tjucta
tors, about levcnty-flve rxrti, all 'old,
paying 1 each to see the men fight.
Everything was upHsed to bo on the
dead quiet and tho newspajicr man who
gained cntraoee forced h s way through
tho bishop's residence Into tho base
ment of the church. The ninster of
ceremonies had but little trouble In
maintaining order, always using the
expression, "Keep quiet, for you're in a
The first fight was a four-round affair
between two unknowns, who battered
each other all over the ring, blood flow
ing freely. This was called a draw.
Caul Dennle of Toledo, O., und James
Othello of Philadelphia then ought
three fierce rounds, when Dennle, who
was frightfully punished, was compelled
The most brutal bout of tho evening
was between Jerry Sullivan of Boston
and George Strong of Philadelphia,
both 120 pound men. Strong was
knocked down half a dozen different
times and blood flowed from him in
torrents, making many of the specta
tors sick. R-y judicious calling of time
ho was able to stay four rounds. The
master ol ceremonies, as well as many
spectators, were members ol the cathe
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