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TOPICS OF THE TIMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER
stamenta and Criticisms Based Upon
the Happenings of the Day Histori
es! ami New NoU-.
The tailor who collect his bill is a
It will (sadden some ,)ople to learn
ttt O'Douovaa Rossa Is ou his way
ksxk to thU country.
A man's lift might be h.ore tolerable
W lie only knew how his married neigh
bors could admire each other.
It was all right to altolis'i tlie Mos
quito reservation. The Mosquitoes
wouldn't stay ou it, anyway.
Newfoundland svui.s to eX.H'rience
good deal of difficulty in her efforts
to annex, some other country to her
Any change Editor John It. Mc
Lean may make iu the New York Morn
ing Journal will be a distinct improve
ment Actress Minnie Palmer has fallen
back on the divorce as the best form
f advance theatrical advertising. Old
friends are best.
Taper stockings are the latest inven
tion of the day, but Jerry Simpson has
scheme to In-at them hollow for
ebeapness and durability.
japan has enough pigtail tropnies
and ruffled peacock feathers. China
las enough corpses. There's no rea
son for going to war again.
If the St Louis should prove to be
Hie wonder she Is expected to lie, Chi
cago will probably build a better ship
and present her to the American line.
The nursery tricycle has appeared in
London. It contains two seats, one for
the mistress and one for the maid and
her charge, and has two pairs of ped
als. JL young woman In Valley Forge, Pa.,
Bail just died from being poisoned by
the dye in black stockings. If the
black stocking is deadly, why, let there
A minister at Portland, Oregon, read
dime novels until he went out and
robbed a bank. It Is peculiar that bad
reading is the only kind that ever takes
bold of a good man. isn't it?
Midland County, Texas, has a new
eekly called the Kye Opener. At $1
year It should prove a good invest
ment "Night caps" and "eye openers"
up here come much higher.
The Railway Age of Chicago finds
that In 1890 there were twelve train
jobberies by brigands or "hold ups;"
In 1891. sixteen; in 1892, sixteen; In
1893, thirty-three; and In 1804, thirty
four. A Milwaukee woman who is a relig
ious fanatic has been traveling about
the country setting fire to church build
Sigs of her own denomination. Hume
"ttlng should be done to dampen her re
Business men of Costa Itica think
they would rather be annexed to the
United States than to have another
revolution. When the desire is anal
jied it is not found to be ery compli
mentary to the United States after all.
Again comes the assurance that the
vast power of Niagara is to be utilized
to the production of electricity. The
ouutry Is surfeited with repetitious of
Shis announcement. If any one really
fntends to harness the falls let him got
at it and turn ou the current just as
oou as it can be produced.
A i'renchmnn must still obtain the
consent of his parents If he wishes to
marry. The Chamber of Deputies has
ae-jected a proposal of Alle Lemire to
JIspeiiKe with the consent when the
aian Is 25 or the woman 21. but passed
another doing away with the necessity
of the grandparents' consent when the
parents are dead.
The Indictment of Sehwelnfurth and
tile breaking up of his "heaven" at
Hocfcford, 111., is a tardy application of
Justice which ought to have been ad
ministered years ago. It has been un
accountable to the respectable jieople
o-f the country how this abominable im
postor could go along from year to year
carrying on his infamous practices and
playing on the credulity of his weak
minded dupes In the heart of a civilized
and intelligent community. It is a re
proach to Illinois justice that his crim
izial and scandalous career was not cut
abort long ago.
It la claimed that "what purported
to be the Star of Bethlehem" was
plainly seen one bright, clear day in
November, 1887, by an observer at
Grand Kaplds, Mich, lie says It was
Mr the noon hour, and the object
til tsbi-iv tiio sun would uaiurally bj
boot 2 o'clock. The fact la that at
late and of November, 18S7, the planet
Venus M near its greatest western
elongation and' earlier In the month
wan la the position stated, Uiot also be
tag near the time of her greatest brll
tency. Iu a char sky the planet la
tally seen under such conditions, and
Cn la no reasonable doubt that the
rpoaad Star of Bethlehem, teen aa
Cwrttwd, was tba planet Venna.
ft la reported that In consideration of
n aftMt of a.H claim to the
I jtTm PvatoMla. Including Port
Arthur, Japan will reciv aa addi
tional indemnity of ,". In the
end this will fie better f-r Japan than
it would have been had It insisted up
on occupying the peninsula. Even if
there had been no danger of war with
Germany. France, and Kussia. It might
have been an elephant for Jauan. The
administration might have involved the
government in complications with the
jiuer powers having Interests in that
locality, and the cost of maintenance
would have been heavy. If it had
taken possession In defiance of the ad
vice of the three powers war would
have been inevitable and Japan would
have been crushed. Fighting with
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wuu turee or any one oi uie mier
western civilized powers Japan would
have lost Its fleet at the first encounter,
and it speedily would have been at
their mercy and would have had to
meet some heavy indemnity bills It
self. As it is, its statesmen have show n
wisdom in not pursuing its pretensions
b far. It now has undisputed posses
sion of the rich Island of Formosa, so
far as the other powers are concerned.
Any r.-sis'ance on the part of the Chi
uese in the island to the Japanese occu
pation will be of no avalL It has
opened np China to Its own and Euro
eau trade and commerce. Jt has com
pelled the Chinese Government to take
off Its likiu tax. which amounted to a
prohibition of trade with the Interior.
It has possession of most of the Chi
nese fliN-t ami an immense amount of
munitions, ordnance, supplies, and
other spoils of war. Finally. It has
obtained a large Indemnity, which will
more than compensate It for the ex
pense of the ar. and It has secured for
itself the respect of the civilized world
by Its rapid assimilation of civilized
methods, by its skill and courage, and
by its sympathy with modern progress.
In a word, It has become the dominant
power of the orient If its statesmen
are wise they will allow nothing to
prejudice or endanger that position.
WALKS UNHARMED IN FIRE.
German Fireman Wears the "Scap
hander" and Secures Immunity,
There are some fire apparatus and
appliances In which the firemen of
Berlin. Germany, are undoubtedly
ahead of us. Of these apparatus the
most notable Is the fire "seiphander."
The word "scaphander," which means
either "hollow man" or "hollow to re
ceive a man," Is generally applied to
the suit of Impermeable material In
which the diver arrays himself before
be goes down into the water. The fire
scaphander is on the lines Of Uie diver'
scaphander, the only difference. In fact,
being that It Is made of a different ma
terial. The fire scaphander Is made of
asbestos and rubber, and Is absolutely
proof against fire. It neither takes fire
nor is permeable to the heat of fire. A
man In an asbestos suit or scaphander
can take a leisurely walk through roar
ing flames or through the thickest vol
ume of smoke with comfort, or at least
with complete Immunity from being
burned or choked. The helmet Is
donned apart from the rest of the suit
and Is hermetically fitted to the suit
the riveting being so perfect that air
Is excluded. A plate of glass, fqeclal
ly prepared to stand great heat without
cracking, is Imbedded in the front of
the helmet and allows the wearer to
see plainly. To the fireman thus equip
ped air Is supplied, Just as It Is sup
plied to the diver at work, through a
tube, the one end of which Is held at
the earth's surface and the other end
Is In the helmet
A Case in Natural History.
Many years ago Noah Webster classi
fied a fish as an oviparous, vertebrate
animal, breathing by means of gills or
branches, and living mostly In the
water. Now comes another Webster
surnamed Loper who keeps a stall
In the city market and who declares by
his acts that a fish is el the? a fruit or
Because of this peculiar entnmologl
cal classification the aw Webster Is in
trouble. The Ashmen at the new mar
ket are after him and the city may can
cel his lease.
Some time ago Lojier secured from
W. N. Irwlu a lease on stall 4'1, city
market. The lease gave dim permis
sion to deal in fruit and vegetables. He
sold fresh fif h, too. along wish bnuai as
and potatoes, and now tin; fislimen
want the city finauce committee to de
clare that fish Is neither a fruit nor a
vegetable, and that Mr. Lope- Is de
ceiving the public by selling it as eUh.v.
There Is a strong prohabllly that
Webster Iiper may have his lcae can
celedKansas City Star.
An Example of War Prices.
.Gen. Gordon, of Uie late confederate
army, tells the following, which prob
ably furnishes the high water mark as
the wages of the "swipe," the incident
of course, occurring during the war:
One day a cavalryman rode Into camp
on a reasonably good horse. "Hello,
cavalryman," said a foot soldier, "I'll
give you f 3,000 for your horse."
"You go to (the bad place)," was the
horseman's reply. "I Just paid $1,000
to have him curried."
To Napoleon's Troops.
Visitors to the batUefield of Waterloo
can hardly have failed to be struck with
the fact that the monuments upon that
classic :;rt.nnd arc exe,!wively devoted
to men of Uie allied forces. Subscrip
tions have In consequence been Invited
for erecting of course with the per
mission of the Belgian Government a
memorial of some sort to Napoleon's
troops somewhere near Braiue l'Alleud
or Mont 8t Jean.
A man bad hiccoughed steadily for
eventy-two hours; chloral, morphine,
nd chloroform didn't atop It; finally
troo's subcutaneous Injection of solti
tkHi of atropine 'and morphia put the
patient to sleep, and on his waking
there was no return of the trouble.
FARM AND GARDEN.
BRIEF HINTS AS TO THEIR SUC
The t5.u::ii-Footed Carrot Excellent
for Family Use How to Makes Farm
Boiler A Movable Hen's Nest
Farmers Bnonld Haise Everything;.
Half-Long Stump-Hooted Carrot,
There Is much less attention paid to
the choice of varieties of carrots for c
given soil than the imNria.iice de
mands, say Farm and Home. For
e,.id culture the loug orange was the va
I riety in general use until w ithin the
. . . . .,,
past few years, since when several new
FINE CAHKOT FOB FAMILY l sa
lvias have been Introduced, the ten
dency being for shorter roots, both on
account of a saving of labor in digging
anil In greater productiveness. For
most varieties, particularly where the
soil is light and thin, the stump-rooted
varieties are preferable. To grow to
perfection carrots require a lich, deep,
sandy loam, well pulverized and deep
ly cultivated. For an early crop sow
In May and June In drills about one
foot apart, thinning out to four Indies
lu the row. Sow for the main crop in
June and July. After sowing tread the
row g tiruily.
Ou ioor, light soil, where the weed
ing and cultivation have been neglect
ed, the half-long, stump-rooted carrots
have yielded at the rate of 520 bushels
per acre. This is more than double the
quantity that could have been raised
bad long rooted varieties been planted
and not nearly as much as would have
been produced had the soil been in good
condition and well cultivated. Heavier
crops can be produced In deep, rich
soils with the long-rooted varieties, b.:i
in thin soils the shorter kinds give by
far the greater yield.
An Excellent Hen's Nest.
The accompanying illustration, taken
from the American Agrculturist shows
an easily constructed and very excel
lent movable hen's nest which is fitted
with a device which permits the eggs
to be gathered from the outside of the
hen house. The nest boxes have no
MOVABLE IIKX'S KKSTS.
backs and are hung by books against
the wall, as seen In Fig. 1. They can be
taken down and emptied in a moment,
iu this way avoiding all chance of hifr
boring vermin. The ownlng in front
should be Just large enough for a hen
to enter. An alighting pole may be
placed in front of the nests. If tlA-re
is a passageway at one side of the fowl
bouse, or a room adjoining it, the nests
can be hung against the partition, and
the eggs gathered from the outside
without going Into the pen. Let round
holes be cut behind each nest In the par
tition, and thi-se ojietilngs covered by
a slide as suggested in Fig. 2. The same
arrangement could be used upon the
outer wall of a hen house standing by
Progress of Agriculture.
The average of wages has risen 00
per cent since 1870, and at the same
time the accumulation of urban wealth
per head has been 7(1 per cent more
than iu the period from 18.10 to 1870,
which shows that the rise In wealth aud
the Increase of wages go almost hand
lu hand. But the fanner has neverthe
less a corresiHinding advantage, for his
life is a healthier one, the statistics, of
mortality showing that the death rate
In American cities, especally among
children. Is greatly iu excess of that of
rural districts. The farmer may make
money more slowly, but he has a safer
and less agitated life, and his children
grow up around him In affluence and
comfort. The census of 18: Ml showed
that the l ulled States had 4.5d5.ooo
farmers, the aggregate value of whose
farms, cattle and Implements summed
up 15,982 millions of dollars, giving to
each an average fortune of $3,505,
most of these men having begun on a
capital of a couple of hundred dollars.
The number of new farms created since
1800 baa been 2.520,000, bringing Into
cultivation 195.000,000 acres, and Hie
greater part of this work has been done
by European settlers. In fact, If the
t'nlted State had no urban population
or Industries whatever, the advance of
agricultural Interests would be enough
to claim the admiration of mankind, fer
It has no pantile! in history. North
L'aeveoly Matched Teams.
The worst result of having the team
unevenly matched in work is that neith
er Is aide to exert its full power in pull-1
inn. The slow and fast each binders I
the other, and neither can do Its best j
This is a pracical basis for the ancient
Injunction In the law of Moses that the
ox and the ass should not be yoked to
gether. There is also a need for due
proportion between the team anil its
driver. The great majority of farm ;
work requires that the driver shall
walk, and slow team limits the
amount that an active, able-ltodied man I
can accomplish. We well rcniewler
while a Imiv ou a farm plowing with au
ox team that could not le made to turn i
over an acre a day. A smart horse team I
with the same plow would turn an acre j
aud a half or two acres. Kuch a differ
ence as this explains why much farm
help fails to earn its wages. The team
for farm work should lie active rather
than plodding. This activity is not at
all incompatible with uM-rior strength
and endurance. Aniericau Cultivator.
The Farm Holler.
The value of a farm roller as an aid
In preparing ground for planting, or
sowing is not sufficiently realized. The
funeUon of th roller on most farms is
to go once over a piece of grain that
has been sowed with an accompani
ment of grass seed, to put this ground
Into smooth coudlUou for future mow
lug. This use of a roller is all right
but it Is extracting oiily a small part
of the value that can le got out of It.
Nothing is better for making fine the
soil, aud getting an admirable aeed bed
than a thorougli rolling, follow ed by a
thorough harrow ing. Tlierollei breaks
up lumps and chnls and firms the si ll
so it cau be thoroughly pulverized by
the subsequent harrowing. A roller
should be made in two sections so that
one may roll back aud the other for
ward in making a turn, otherwise it bad
gouging of the surface occurs at every
turn. The Illustration shows the test
manner of constructing a roller. Two
pieces of plank are halved together
at right angles for ends, and pieces
V-shaped are fitted In at the four cor-
A FAHU KOI.I.KK.
tiers. These ends should be twenty
four or more inches in diameter, mak
ing the roller twenty-eight Inches in di
ameter. The ends are covered with nar
row strips of plank, with edges sawed
somewhat beveling. This can be done
at the mill. These strips are spiked
to the ends, and over each end a stout
Iron hoop Is put on hot, and allowed to
shrink Into place, as a wagon tire is put
on. This makes a solid Job. Get tills
ready ls-fore planting time, and use it
before putting in the seed as well as
The Family Garden.
The family garden Idea Is the thing
to lie cherished Just now. Farmers
are much more apt says the Nebraska
Farmer, as a class, to give themselves
over to the study of how best to meet
Uie wants of their live stock through a
variety of feeds best suitd to building
up the system and giving vigor to the
consUtution than they are to sjiend
much thought or labor In meeting the
same class of w'ants for the various
members of the family. The garden
sisit should 1 the center of economy
for every farm household, not simply
lu a money sense, but in the better sense
of provld ng f.esh from the s il all the
delicacies of the table In and out of
season that are never procured in so
good form as when produced directly
by the hands for whoe use they are
Intended. Every member of the family
can be made to feel an Interest in the
garden, and now is about the time to
make that Interest manifest by good
Karly Spring Crops.
Early crops, such as asparagus,
strawberries, etc., that can be sold lit
the spring and early summer, usually
pay much better than stuff that is rais
ed for the fall and winter markets.
The great majority of farmers grow
crops for the late markets, which makes I
competition keen and prices low, says
the Farmer. More early truck is grown
each year, but It will be a long time be
fore the spring market is as well sup
plied as the fall.
The Guernsey Hatter.
The Guernsey as a dairy cow has been
more talked about since the World's
Fair than she ever was before. It Is
undisputed .that Uie Guernsey butter
has the richest natural oolor of any
breed. The Guernsey the world over
has the rich, yellow skin which the
old-time dairy people always said Indi
cated a good butter cow.
Planting; for the Hereafter.
Trees cannot usurp the place of a
broader agriculture, but can often be
worked In conjunction with It That
farmer Is but "casting an anchor to
windward" who plants an orchard, a
vineyard, a nut grove or a tract of tim
ber. If he cannot live to enjoy It to the
full, his children may.
Hliuk Knots in Cherry Trees.
How can we destroy black knots on
our cherry trees? Is often asked. Sim
ply cut off the limbs and burn them,
says American Gardening. The pest
that causes these knots Is In them, and
fire alone will cause their destruction.
But the work must lie general to be
Farmcra( Balae Everything.
The farmer who keejsi cows, poul
try and hogs, who raises his own fruit
and vegetables, and buys nothing that
be can raise himself, is tba moat aoc-ceaaful.
Aa Kaa-llah Mtatlstlclau Gives Ce Hsa
sos) to Be Proud.
The English statistician. Michael U.
Mulhail. publishes In the June number
of the North American Heview an arti
cle on The Power and Wealth of the
United States." Mr. Mullhall s conclu
sion Is that:
If we take a survey of mankind in
ancient and modern times as regards
the physical, mechanical and intellect
ual force of nations we find nothing to
compare with the I'nited States in this
present year of im:5, and that Uie Uni
ted States isissesses by far the greatest
productive power in the world.
Mr. Mulhail shows that the absolute
effective force of the American people
Is now more than three Umes what it
wss iu lsi, and that the United States
psesses almost as much energy as
Great Britain, Germany aud France
collectively and that the ratio falling
to each Aniericau Is more than whnt
two Englishmen or Germans have at
their disposal. He points out by a care,
ful comparison between the conditions
in these different countries, that an or
dinary farm hand in the United State
raises as much grain as three In En
gland, four in France, five lu Germany,
or six in Austria. One man in America
can produce as much Hour as w ill feed
250, whereas in Europe one man feeds
wily thirty persons,
Mr. Mtilhall calls special attention to
the fact that the intelhctual iswer o'
the great republic is in harmony with
the industrial and mechanical, 87 per
cent of the total opulation over It
years of age being able to read and
write. . ja. --
"It may be fearlessly asserted." says
be, "that in the history of the human
race no nation ever isissessed 41,tss,lK)
The postofiice returns are apjwaled to
by Mr. Mulhail lu support of this part
of his statement these showing that.
In the tiumitcr of letters per inhabitant
yearly,- the United States Is much
ahead of all other nations.
According to the figures of Mr. Mul
hail the average annual Increment of
Uie United StHtes from 1W1 to 1S!i was
$! U .(mo,.!, and he adds that "the new
wealth added during a single generation
that Is. In the period of thirty years be
tween ISiKi and lsiHi was no less than
$l!).m mix lO.ooo, which ! one billion
more than the total wealth of Great
Classifying the whole wealth of the
union under the two heads, urhau ami
rural, Mr. Mulhail finds that rural or
agricultural wealth has only quadrupled
In forty years, while urban wealth has
multiplied sixteen fold. Before lKtiD
the accumulation of wealth for each
rural worker was greater than that
corresponding to persons of the urlmu
classes; but the farming interests suf
fered severely by reason of the civil
war, and since then the accumulation
of wealth nmong urban workers has
been greatly more than that among
rural workers, a fact which Mr. Mulhnll
thinks explains Uie Influx of population
into towns and cities. New York Sun.
Answering Questions of the Curious.
A gentleman who had been playing
pool in Harvey J. Fueller's rooms, on
I'enn street, Pittsburg,-Pa., the other
night, by mistake walked through a
big plate glass window, smashing It A
great crowd soon gathered, and the
proprietor saw that he was about to be
awfully bored by quesUons. To satis
fy hundreds of Inquirers, Mr. Fueller
quickly wrote and jiosted the following
1 will tell you all about It.
It was au accident
The man could not help It
He was perfectly sober.
He was not hurt.
No; I will not prosecute him.
I don't know how much It will cost
It happened at 11:15 p. in., May 25.
I don't know his name.
The glass is insured.
I will Insure it again.
A large crowd gathered with much
Many people thought it was a fight
I always try to avoid tights.
I never had one in my place.
Itou't know how soon I cau have an
other glass put in.
Ask the insurance man.
I horded up the vacancy at once.
He broke it going out.
The glass was ', of an Inch thick, 5
feet wide and 0 feet high. Yours truly.
Any more. Philadelphia liecord.
The Hi mi He landed.
Purlng the hot spell, when the mer
cnry was b.t Hiring it round the brink of
!)5 in the shade, a pleasant-faced trump
rapped on a kitchen door, and the lady
of the house answered it
"Good-afternoon, ma'am," said the
visitor. "I'd like to shovel the snow off
Uie sidew alk for half a pie."
The lady looked at him, half afraid.
"You must be crazy," she said as she
mopped her perspiring brow.
"No'm," lie answered politely, "not
crazy; only hungry und willing to work
for materia' to appease my hunger,"
"But there isn't any snow on the side
walk," she said, still In doubt.
"I know It, ma'am," he smiled In re
ply, "and that's the kind I love to shov
el. Shovellti' summer snow Is Just Un
kind of labor Piu fitted for. and I can
do It witli an enthusiasm that would
surprise you. Io I get the pie In ex
change?" Aud he laughed In such a
knavish, utterly good-for-nothing way
that she handed over the piu aud gave
him a glass Of milk to lubricate It with.
The First Ilallroails.
The Stockton nud Darlington line In
England (the first complete railroad in
the world) was aliened for traffic on
the 27th of September, 1825, and one of
George Stephenson's engines was tried.
It was attached to a train consisting
of six wagons londed with cowl and
flour; after these came twenty-one pas
senger coaches, and, lasUy, six more
waotis of coal, making in ail !o
of thirty -eight vehicles. The Hrt rail
road In America was the Mohawk and
Hudson railroad. The length of Uiis road
was sliwn miles, aud itexu-uded from
Albany to Schenectady. X. Y. A char
ter was granted the company In KM
but work was not commenced until
1830. It was finished in 1831. Both
locomotive engines and horses were
used. They were placed on the top of
the hills, and the train was hauled up
the hill or let down, by a strong rope.
The brakemen used band-levers to stop
or check the train. The first steam rail
r-a-i passenger train was run on this
road in 1831. The engine was named
John Bull. It was imported from En
gland; lu weight was four tons. The
engineer was John Hampson, an En
glishman. Among the fifteen passen
gers w ho rode in the two coaches were
James Alexander, president Commer
cial Bank; Charles E. Dudley, of the
Dudley observatory; Ja.-ob Hays, high
constable of New York; ex Gov. Jo
seph t Yates and Thuriow Weed.
THE WITHERBYS- PLANS.
They Will Send the Summer In ths
Country as Usual.
Young Mr. and Mrs. Witherby had a
consultation the other evening concern
ing summer plans and Uielr financial
"I don't really see, my love." re
marked young Mr. Witherby, "b""' It
will Ik- possible for us to go up to the
Hillside House as- we planned for June
and July. You nurse ami baby
are luiiHirtant mid expensive additions
to Uie family since lasr summer."
"Couldn't we take a dear little house
somewhere iu the country V inquired
Mrs. Witherby, vaguely.
"You may remember that we did that
hist summer, and that it took me nearly
six months to get out of debt after
ward," said her husband, coldly.
"I'm sure it wasn't my fault." began
Mrs. Witherby. "You know very well
"Never mind." cried Mr. Witherby.
hastily, "we can't do it this year, that's
"Do you mean lo say Unit you wish
to kill baby and me by keeping us In
this vile, close, dirty, dusty, hot city all
Mr. Witherby explained at some
length that he wasnot planning murder,
but Unit Ills financial condition was
such as to render It dlitleult for Uie
family to migrate to the country liuill
the time of his annual vacation in
August. Mrs. Witherby finally con
sented to make the best of the situation.
"But I may do what I can to make
city life endurable, may I not?" she
( 'ertaluly, dearest" replied Mr.Wltn
Armed with tills permission Mr.
Witherby sallied forth the next morn
ing. She visited numerous establish
ments, and bilked with Uie proprietors
of many varieties of stores. She went
to the upholsterer's, the florist's, the
confectioner's, the livery stable aud
the swimming school, to say uothlng of
house-furnishing emporiums, dry goods
shops aud milliners. That evening as
she sat cozlly on(Ksite her husband In
the library she remarked:
"I really don't think that a summer
in tow n will be bad, dear."
"I w as sure you'd come around love,"
said Mr. Witherby, cheerfully,
have the drawing-room retipholstered
"Yes," chirped his wife, "I'm going to
In pale green. It will be so cool and
pretty, don't you think?"
"Ye cs," said Mr. Witherby. slowly.
"Then I've engaged to take a sw im
mlng lesson two mornings a week,"
went on Mrs. Witherby.
"Yes?" said Mr. Witherby coldiy.
"Yes. And I've ordered Driven A
Hack to send ine.a carriage two after
noons a week to take me out Into the
"Indeed, have you?"
"Yes. And I shall have i'-es every
day for dinner."
"You will, will you?" demanded Mr.
"Yes." said his wife pacifically. "And
I've ordered some plants to make the
house pretty and some cool frocks
Whj. Harold, what's Uie matter?"
When Harold had sufficiently con
trolled his rage to speak, he said In
"Comitertnaiid your orders to-morrow
and prepare to go to the Hillside
House In June!"
And Mrs. Witherby, smiling to her-,
self, went to the piano and played soft
ly, " "i'is better to rule by love than
fear." New York World.
They Won't Ilo.
Another Indian company of the army
has been disbanded. Troop I,, Eighth
Cavalry, Only two companies now re
main, I of the Twelfth Infantry and I,
of the Twelfth Cavalry. The Indian
does not seem to fill the bill as a soldier.
When the experiment was begun eight
troops of cavalry and nineteen compa
nies of Infantry were ordered recruited
and at one time "ho Indians were in Uie
New Plan or Illtiietalllsin,
Johnston Menh-y, of Howard Uike,
X. Y., has Invented a plan for stamping
n gold half dollar Into n sliver half dob
bir, making the two worth iogeiherona
dollar, making in this way n composite
dollar and insuring bimetallism. He
1ms applied for a patent for his discov-'
Browning's Graceful Conipliinei.b
Mrs. Oscar Wilde, when Browning
was calling on her at one of her Hun
day afternoons, asked hi in to write
something in her autograph album,
wherein many famous pi-ople had writ
ten. "With pleasure," said Browning,
aud wrote: "From a poet to a poem;
Lu, the Thln-Ralnned.
The akin of the Indian la tblner than
that of either the white or the regro,
nd mora eaally torn.
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