The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, September 16, 1897, Image 5
1)0 N T LOSE HOPE! THE BALLOT BOX IS A COM. PLETE REMEDY. reform Will Yet Be Accomplished Alnnic the Linra of I lie Omha Plat' fore-No Danger of devolution by Force i'opnllat Note. ' T' Task Grows Baaler. We do not see any reason to believe that there Is danger of a revolution by force. A mau who will not vote for his rlghu will not likely fight for thein. In a Republic where all uieu are allowed to vote there cannot be a revolution of force because there Is no need for It. A great many poll Del huh. Including prominent men In both old parties, speak of a tliuo when the people will rise up in their might and Bay woe be to their enemies then. A full and complete remedy is to be had at the ballot box. At the present time about six out of every spviu vote for present conditions, and it is not unreasonable to suppose tnat six out of seven would fight for present conditions. Out upon all talk of a revolution by force, In this nation where all remedies and reforms may be secured at the ballot box. Give the people a cbnnee to vote on the laws and they will become better posted and will vote out the bad and vote in the good. Let the oue-seveuth edueate the six-sevenths. The task is not near so hard as - It has been In the past The thlek ar mor of party prejudice has been scrap ed uutll it Is very thin now In most cases, and it will not be so hard to shoot the darts of truth Into them. You know iuis. iou Know uiai me auaciimeuT for party Is weaker now than at any time within your recollection. Besides millions of people are half educated on the principles of the Omaha platform, who can be fully educated thereon by a little work. Don' lose hope. Don't lose faith in the b-iilot box as a full nn 1 com plete remedy. Don't get discouraged. The reform movement, started In the days of I'eter Cooper, has never lost its bearings and never will. Where there was one voted for I'eter Cooper In '70, a dozen voted for Weaver in '1)2 notwith standing the apparent relapse of the movement In 'K4 and '88. There was no couut In 'IMS. but regardless of the pres ent chaotic condition of politics every one must admit that those who are ready to rally around the standard of reform are more numerous to-day than ever before. Some may be In doubt where to find the true flag, but they will know where it can bo found before long. Some may be Inactive -nd say there is no hope, that the reform movemieut Is dead, but this is because Just at the present time there Is no rallying point; the reform army is not drawn up In line; the troops for the time being are in .a disorganized state. This disorder can Rnot last long. The million and a half (JPopullsts will net in harmony again, long before the next Presidential Cam-paTgTU- t'owwlhly-tho --im)rf rnslnmil CtW-' tions of next year will pass before tills will come about, but that Is no reason why work done now will not be of tell ing effect. What we do now will be shown In the election of l'JOO; what we fall to do now will also be shown then. There should not be a minute unneces sarily lost In the work of converting our fellow-cltlzens to the cause of govern mental reform and progress. Wiscon sin World. T' natal Favlnca t'anka. For three years the Chicago Express lias made a steady (igbt for postal sav ings banks ami urged this as one of the most essential demands of Populism, and we have also urged, as one of the most essential features of the money question, a system of government banks through which the money thus accumulated should be loaned directly to the people at a low rate of interest nnd on real estate -security, making the Government absolutely safe, while at the same time the borrower would not be subject to (lie Impositions and high rates of Interest fixed by corpora tion. The movement It Inaugurated last winter, to have State legislatures re quire bnnks to give security for depos its, starlled the banking fraternity as nothing else has 'done for half a cen tury, and the general feeling of dls 'vruflt among the people being a well yumled lack of confidence In bank) ins led to the retirement of such vas Hums of money from the usual chan jiels of trade that the lmnkers are very plainly fcllng the stringency. Mill ion of dollars have been hidden nway or locked up In safety deposit vaults that would have leen deposited with a government bank, and with propel laws and regulation thus kept in clr culatlon. Until the distrust In bank beenmr so marked and genernl that deposit were lielng withheld by almost every body, the banks strenuously opposed any measure looking toward a postiil savings system, but as It became cvl dent that confidence could not be re stored to an extent which would bring deposit to the bnnks then the senti ment lo favor of it postal savings sys tem took shape that aasures Its becom ing an Issue for Immediate solution. This situation should encourage every Populist to use renewed efforts for se curing a proper solution of the ques tion. Had the question of requiring hank to secure depositors never been agitat ed tu the different State we are confl dent the present general agitation for postal savings would not hara occur red. I'eop'e Have I'trn Rnnfcoed. Vnr nisnv vnnra evorv aehema that kwotilil be devised by old party politi cian lias been used to keep the money UiieMinn in me oncBgrouiia, na woen the persistent agitation of U reform movement had reached point wh;T ft thousand votes a day were. Joining our ranks, tbt same old part polltl duns undertook to deceive the people Into the belief that the silver question was the money question. If they could succeed In this It would result lo tb same senselt: intention which hai marked the fight of a hundred yean over the tariff. Can It be xslble that the people propose to be bunkoed for another century, as they have for the last? From I'opnllat Seed. The city of Des Moines, a city of over 10,000 voters, has gone Populist In a recent election. The city voted on the question of city ownership of elec tric Hints. It went two to one in favor of city ownership. Thus the principles of Populism are gaining ground all the lime. Things that two years ago Dem ocrats or Republieans would not listen Jo they now Indorse, and when the In terest of the party Is not at stake will .vote for. Slowly but surely the seed of Populism that were sown for the past few years are ripening into a magnifi cent harvest. Mlneola Courier. Plutocratic Blaaphem nr. After boasting of the good wheat crop In the United States and the short age throughout the old world, which prevented wheat falling to the gold level, the Cincinnati Commercial says: 'Singula as It may appear, the Al mighty seems to favor the Republican party." Possibly the hand of the Al mighty Is In It, and if so he no doubt hns a wise design. Hogs that are being fatted for the butcher no doubt con gratulate their luck when they see th poor stork hogs screaming for the corn they waste. Yes, the Almighty prob ably favors the plutocrats. Manlpntated liv fpecnlo t-re. From the way old party papers treat the decline In silver and the explana tons they all make, one Is Irresistably M to conclude that the olij ct H'to keep the people In ignorance. The decline In the price of silver is the manipulation of speculators. The object Is to destroy the value of silver mines. The restora tion of the white metal Is only a ques tion of n short time and speculatori know it. There Is more probability thai gold will be demonetized in ten yean from now, than that sliver will remain discredited for another three years. Give la Greenbacka. The silver question has reached the place where It Is the lcst possible Illus tration of the truth of greenbacklsm. The silver to mnke a dollar Is worth as bullion about 40 cents, yet the silver lollar, with the stamp of the govern ment, Is ns good a dollar as any other lollar. It pays taxes, debts and inter put, but greenbacks did all this and the country prospered as never lie fore nor liuce. To any thinking person the pres ent silver situation is the best evidence f the correctness v,r the greenback the ry. Law rrakes money and the stamp f government on a piece of paper mrked by the credit of the nation and eoclvable for revenues. Is a better plan ban dlKglng either gold or silver out of he ground. (Greenbacks and prosperity "miM W tW wittcr'wtrrct.' Ohlcttffo K ires. Reform Nntaa. Direct legislation Is the only hope of escape from legislation Hint Is as ob jectionable ns a monarchy. Why He Is Jolly. A reporter of the New York World I el Is of a certain butcher who Is a very Jolly man. The reporter had seen no particular reason why this butcher hould be so peculiarly happy, since he aa not conspicuously prosperous. So Lie resolved to find out by "lntervlew ng" the butcher; enterprising Journal ism Is balked by nothing. "Why Is It that you are always so line and Jolly?" the reporter nsked him. "Why am I Jolly? Oh, I don't knowj ,'ood digestion, perhaps." The reporter could get no more sat isfactory reason out of the butcher, but Just ns he was aliout to give It up ie heard a voice break in. It waif :lmt of an old colored woman: "Any help for the poor to-day, Mr Leypoldt?" "Why, yes, Mrs. Rush more, I guest, we've got a little something for you to la y." The butcher cut off a good bit of beef ind put it In the old woman's trembling hands. "(rod bless you Mr. Leypoldt?" she aid. "Oh, that's all right" Slie went out. The reporter asked him If he knew the woman. "Oh, yes," said the butcher. "A hard, working woman as there Is, whet there's work to do." "Are there many of them who ask you for meat?" "Many of them? ttless you, sir, you ought to stand belli sd this counter for a day! No, I don't give meat to every beggar that would ask It I shouldn't have any to sell; but If I know one that worthy, why, what's n scrap of meat, anyway?" When the reporter went away, ha knew why the burner was always so find and Jolly, ' Modified on Flahes. Tho shape of fishes have often been studied with a view to determining the best shape for boaU with regard to ipecd. There are many fishes whose flus, or a part of them, shut down Into gutters, so that when closed and not In use they make no projection beyond tha Isidy, but fold down Into these depres sions flush with the surface, and offer ing no obstruction whateTer to the rap id passage of the fish through the wa ter when swimming at speed, driven by It tall fin used ns a propeller. The slime with which every fish Is coated, which Is In various ways essential to comfort and exlsrence, helps It to slid more easily through the water. In fatr the fish, studied by men for Ideas li modeling. I not only seedy, but Is, n might say, a. ways Ma rk leaded aiA ready for racluf, TJ1K FIELD OF BATTLE INCIDENTS AND ANECDOTES OF THE WAR. The Vetera Da of the Rebellion Tell of Whlatllnn Ballets, Bright Uayoaeta, Buratioa; Bombs, Bloody Hattlee, Camp Fire, Feat Ire Base, Ktc, Ktc An Army Bald on Gambler. Captain Joe Woodnortb, the United States pension agent at Milwaukee, told a good story, one that ought not to slumber outside of type- another day. "In the campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta, after we had been marching and fighting for six week, I wan taken sick and had to be sent back. When I got so I could travel I started to the front to Join the regiment. When I reached Chattanooga the officer in charge of a camp in which there was a large number of recruits, drated men and others, had me detailed for duty with hliri. Many of the recruits were substitutes, who had received large sums for coining to the war. Money was flush. The officer lu command was a Frenchman, and as I afterward learned bad made a gallant record in bis reglmr-nt, which was from Ohio. "There was gambling in nearly every tent In the cnnip. One evening the cap tain came to me and said: 'lama sol dier. When I give orders I like to have them oleyed promptly, Just as soldiers should obey ordcu. To-night I show you something. First you sit down and write an order directing that lights be out In every tent the minute taps are pounded.' "The order was made out and issued. At 9 o'clock, when taps sounded, he touched me on the shoulder and asked: 'Can you keep your mouth shut?' " T guess so; I'm willing to try.' 1 " 'That will not answer the purpose will you keep your mouth shut?' "I was a kid private, be a fierce French officer, and I said: 'Yes, sir, I will.' " 'Well, you say nothing about what you see and hear to-night. Come with me! "We went down one street and up another to see If the order for 'lights out' was being obeyed. Away off In a corner of the camp we saw a tent In which there wns a dim light. We started in that direction. Suddenly the lights went out. 'We stand still,' the captain said, 'that means nothing. They will light up again pretty soon." "We had not long to wait. The lights were burning again In a few minutes. " 'Now, I show you something,' said the captain. "Stealthily approaching the tent, he threw back the flaps, we walked in, and there before us was a number of men sitting on the ground, with an oil cloth lu front of them, upon which there was a large pile of greenbacks. Apparently they were Jut ready to see who would take possession of a 'Jack pot'-- ... - "The captain walked up to them, reached over the shoulder of a man and gathered up the big wad of money, crowded It Into his pockets and In a savage tone said: 'Gentlemen, did you get the order to extinguish lights when tups sounded?' "One of them wild: 'Yes, sir.' " 'See that you obey that order here after.' "Then we coolly walked out and passed along the street until we saw another light. At that tent we went through the same ceremony, with like results, except that the boodle In the second was much larger than that In the first. This will do for to-night' said the Frenchman, as we went to his quarters. I asked him how much money be hnd captured. " "Oh, I don't know; we will count It.' "There was something over $.VXi. I asked him what he was going to do with It. "Oh, we give this to the Christian commission." "We went through the camp every night for some time and got rich hunls at each tent visited, so the captain must have gathered In several thou sand dollars. I was anxious to know jWhnt disposition was to be made of tho money. T.iough a private, I realized jlhat I was his coworker, and told him bf my anxiety. " 'Oh.'- be said, that's all right! We won't bother the Christian commission until we get a large amount to turn over.' "We never got a sufficiently large Amount to turn over; at least, none was turned ov'er. "There was at that time an actress, Lottie Holland, playing an engagement In a Chattanooga thenter, and the cap, tain became very much interested Iji her. Two or three days after I bad been ordered to (Jener.il Thomas' head quarters for service I saw a notice In a Chattanooga paper that a well-known officer of a certain Ohio regiment, who bud leeii holding nn Important com mand, had presented the actress, hot lie Holland, with a cluster of diamonds. I have always thought that the captain mistook Actress Holland for the Chris tian commission. "Not long after that the captain was returned to his regiment,' and the. next time I snw him was a't Nashville, soon after the battle In which Thomas de feated Hood. He was out at tin? el Isiws, had no money, wns hungry and thirsty. I didn't have any clothes to give him. nor any money, but I divided liny rations with him. "The next time I heard from him wns Sn 188.1. He wrote me from I nyton. O. He was an Inmate of the Soldiers' Home. I replied to his letter, but go. no answer. A year or two later I wrote the commandant about him and he Informed me that the captain hnd pled of consumption In 188?,." J. A. Watrous In Chicago Times Herald. be a. f tier man Just After Full Han, "The first battle of Bull Kun, like those t Lexington and Hunker Hill, was small Hi lUelf, but tremendous In Its results," said a veteran. "If the Confederate had lost at Hull Kun, I think, perhaps, It would have vindicat ed the wisdom of Mr. Lincoln's course in cnlliug for 75,NK) men for three months, to crush the reliellioii. Hut the Confederates didn't lose, and It took the North four years instead of three months to suppress secession. "At the Irst Hull Hun a number of general officers, who were then only colonels, vere engaged. Among these Gen. Wil liam Tecumseh Sherman and Gen. Hen ry W. Slocum afterwards became the most prominent After the battle one of the colonels had heard that several of them were to be promoted to briga diers. 'What do you think of that? in quired one of thein of Sherman. 'Think! answered Tecumseh. 'I think if we es cape reduction to the ranks for con structive cowardice It Is all we can ask or expect.""" Utica Observer. Unknown Heroes. The story recently told In the Youth's Companion of Lord Nelson's heroism la submitting to a surgical operation has brought that periodical a very in teresting letter froju Dr. H. S. Dana, of Morrisville, Pa., who was a surgeon In the One Hundred and Seventh Penu gylvuala Volunteers during the civil war. Dr. Dana adduces several inci dents from his own experience to prove that instances of extreme heroism were almost of every -day occurrence during our great conflict The day after the Itnttle of Antietam Dr. Dana and another surgeon were in sole charge of a hospital In a barn on the road from Keedysvllle and Smoke town, in Maryland, and near the fa mous long-contested corn-field. A sol dier was brought from that field with his knee shattered by a innsket-lmll. Amputation was necessary, and anesthetics were prepared. "No," ex claimed the soldier; "don't give me any of that! I want to see the thing done. Give me a piece of hardtack to munch.' The square of hardtack was given him; his hwiI was propped up so that he could see the operation; and there, nll bllng his cracker, he Iiore the whole am putation without a murmur, and with scarcely a wrinkle of bis brows. Such stoicism In a great general would have become memorable; this private soldier's name Is unknown. At the battle of Five Forks, April 1, 18;;, just after Anderson's Confeder ate corps had been forced from their entrenchments, and were being closely followed up, a mounted colonel rode up to Dr. Dana. Ills name tho doctor did not a.sk, because such details were of minor importance. The Colonel's hrft shoulder hud been struck by a piece of shell, which, falling edgewise, had taken from the shoulder-blade the flesh over a strip about two and a half inches wide and four Inches long, leav ing a bridge of skin over the wound. The C-olonel was all questions. "I've been hit; Is it bad? Do It up as quickly as you can. Is It dangerous? May I go on with my regiment? I would not leave the regiment now for anything, unless I mut." Dr. Dana made an examination and reported no Immediate danger, but a serious wound that would give trouble In the future, and great Inconvenience, to any the least by the morrow. "Never mind to-morrow," said the Colonel. "I don't care anything about that If I can get along to-day!" Meantime the surzeon was dressing the wound; he made the Colonel as " . comfortable as possible, removing the coat ant sleeve from the left arm and shoulder, and carrying thenn under the arm around to the other side of the coat: In front, so as to kerp the coat on the well side. The surgeon assisted him to .mount; and with his left arm and shoulder in his shirt sleeve only he spurred on to the fray. I "I have neltberseen nor heard of him since," writes Dr. Dana; "there were1 many oiIkts like him." I One such, exactly like him, but hap-; plly not unknown, was (Jen. Charles Russell Ixtwell, nephew of the po-t. ' Mortally wounded at Winchester, ho was helped upon his horse, led anbther ' cluirge, was hit. again, and died the ' ucxt day. He was one of the poet's1 three nephews. All of them were killed In the war, and It was of thorn that IOwell wrote In "The BIglow Paiers:" War, hain't I held 'em on my knee? Ddn't I love to see 'em growin', Tlir-c likely lads ez wal could' be, Uibnsome uu brave, an' not tu know- In" ftmaablna: HM Connon. rrlflc detonations are heard down Schuylkill Valley at Reading, Pa., nearly every week day, from niorn- untll night. In a secluded ravine r the Reading railroad the Monoca-' Itlnstlng Company Is breaking up guns with dynamite. It also idles to pieces other huge iron cast- j to be sold to wrap dealers. The e of the explosions cun be heard fol miles. On July (I the company re-1 CI ed two historic cannons, which will b oroKeu inio pieces. Jiiey were ught from the Brooklyn navy yard b ort Special cars and they weigh H),47() a t).),ii2. pounds. The guns were u id at the Vlcksburg siege by General ( I Ant's forces, firing shots of 1.2U0 nds. he government officials were loath tl live the guns destroyed and offered tlin to a number of Grand Armv I S but the necessary arrangements il not be made to have them ne ed. ,In a few days these historic c fl I pieces will be smashed Into bits 0 Hold for scrap. The company hns len tin ninny defective cannon I tajglit at gun works. It also smashes rly nil the condemned guns for the 1 r and Nvy Departments. The dy-1 nllte Is fired by electricity nnd a few nli do the uork.-nttsburg Post. I been victoria rules ll,47o,05t ire miles of territory, and 378,725,- Klof population. U I FOR A SHADY CONNER- F: OR a shady corner of the library or reception room, and especially appropriate if the room decora tions are in Japanese style, is the lily arrangement shown in the sketch. The main stand is in Japanese lac quer ware, with brass claw feet, and upon it Is set the odd bowl (also pro- DAINTY PARLOB OKXAMFNT. vlded with little feet), of wedge wood, which is filled with water to k;:ep sat urated the porous pots holding the lily bulbs. Since the bulbs float in the wa ter, It Is an easy matter to replace them when they are done blossoming. Womai'i Carrlace Muat be Risht. The stylishly made gown must be carried oft with a stylish air, else all good results In the manufacturing are lost. Many women ruin the most fault less creations by a poor carriage and ungraceful wnlk, or by sitting down all in a heap, which crushes and twists the best hanging skirts out of their original shape. Some women are hope less so far ns style goes, while others are a great success no matter what they may have on. The woman utterly devoid of some natural style is, as a rule, slovenly, having her clothes pitch ed on any way to get into them. Her hair Is stringy, gloves ill-fitting and soiled, veil looking as though it had blown toward her and by accident found a lodging place on her millinery. Her general air is one of, neglect and usually In keeping with the . ungainly walk seen In so many women who give their personal appearance little or no thought. The stylish woman has a good poise, stands well, walks well and her clothes take on Just the correct swing. Put these same clothes on the woman who shambles and stands on her heels with shoulders forward and abdomen thrown up and the style of touet is swallowed up in the lack of Btyle m tlle woman herself. It Is safe In a n tt 4).i ....... .i i to say tnat more stvle s lot in tim way a woman carries herself and wears her clothes than In the actual making of her wardrobe. Where Women Toll Like Men. While American women have their wn grievances the sex enjoys a free dom of action and an opportunity for getting ahead greater than are found elsewhere. The men of European coun tries, ns a rule, are far less considerate of women than are Americans. In Bel gium woman digs in the mines nnd docs the coarsest of work. In Germany she lolls in the fields. Even In France, the country of politeness, she tolls la boriously nnd often with little consider ation on the part of the male portion of the community. The towns where art and culture most abound. often present striking counter pictures. Budapest Is a beautiful city, yet In this apparent ly civilized community the tourist, sees young girls and women of all ages car rying bricks and mortar, and mixing the latter, wherever a building Is go ing up. Cooked by Cold, Any one who has ever picked up with a bare hand a piece of intensely cold lion knows that the touch burns almost as badly as If the metal were redhot. Indeed the action of the great heat and extreme cold Is so similar that u Hungarian chemist has turned the latter to account to prepare meats for food. He subjects the meat to X) degrees of frost and then seals It up In ulrtlirht tin enns. The rounlt u i,,,t the meat, which Is practically "cooked by cold," will keep any time and can bo emeu uu very nuie runner prepara tion. Frnit Bkln Clove. Tanned frog skin Is about the pret tiest and softest leather for gloves Im aginable, and also the strongest for Its weight. Oak bark, the usual tanning medium, Is not serviceable for these little skins, and a special kind of root Is used, and the process Is long nnd expensive, but well worth the trouble. The fair sex are somewhat prejudiced, however, nnd so far have become recon ciled but slowly; however, the demand Is growing and they will no doubt be t jiue popular ere long. V.-i-" mi ami rltrona; Lingatsr, Itluisoftenbeen asserted that woman I.. .t..d..i ..... I.. 1.. ..... s . '""" " " anomer icm- by tt writer or toe sex: "Women, It has been said, cannot bear strong language. There are certain words In English that ft we have not yet learned to use. But give us time and we will overcome thia weakness. We are getting hardened; modern literature and modern tenden cies ot all sorts are doing this for u. I heard the other day of a little domes tie scene thut shows how we are Im proving In this respect. A dignified and pious old man was being harried by bis energetic little wife. His exas Ieration became unbearable at last and, forgetting bis stiff Joints, ho sprang from his chair and began to gesticulate wildly, too angry to speak. As soon as he could he said: 'Jane, I am going to swear!' 'Do! Mr. Simp son, she said; 'It will do you good.' She called to her sister in the next room: 'Sarah! Mr. Simpson says he's going to swear!' The sister dropped her wore, exclaiming: 'Oh, do ask him to wait till I get there!' " Queer Kconomy of German Kmpreee. It Is well known that the German Empress Is an ideal housekeeper as well as an ideal wife and mother. Her dread of waste goes so far that the suits of her elder children are cut down to fit the younger boys, and her own court dresses are altered again and again, so as not to be recognized when they are worn at many court functions. Yet It Is also reported an army of twrelve dressmakers is always at work for the Empress, and that it is increas ed to over thirty whenever the Em press Is about to start on a journey. New gowns would, after all, be less ex pensive,, since the great Berlin artist in dresses who makes the court cos tumes for her Majesty charges only about $75 for making a gown of state. Whpelwomen's Achea. A preparation of quinine and whisky is said to be excellent for external use after a fatiguing bicycle ride. Not only ns a panacea for aching muscles is It satisfactory, but it also serves as an excellent tonic, if well rubbed Into the skin, for the strengthening of weak members suddenly called upon to do much unwonted duty. The proportions are sixteen grains of quinine dissolved In a pint of whisky. Clear alcohol is only in a less degree excellent for the purpose, either to use in the , water of the bath or directly upon the person. Both the quinine mixture and the alco hol will serve a triple purpose, that of a preventive of cold, a pain alleviator and a tonic. Heater Right In the Iron. One who travels has had to carry a little alcohol lamp for heating the curl ing Iron. 'With the new curling iron shown here this trouble la obviated, for the curler con tains a little alcohol lamp arrangement within the han dle, which keeps the Iron heated as long as required. It Is not necessary to wait between heatings, as Is the case with the ordinary heat ers. The curler is always clean, never having an op portunity to become smoky or sooty, and so the hair la kept la better condition by the use of the self-heater. The construction of the heat ing apparatus is such that 11 Is absolutely safe when held in eitlie nn upright, hori zontal or perpendicular posi tion. It never becomes sn II hot as to burn the hair, but preserves a uniform heat throughout the time It burns. f a P. A RV 'it: A prominent physician of New York city has arranged a scale, showing how much an average baby should weigh at birth, nnd from then on up to the age of 2 years. The tnble, which was prepared for the New York Sun, Is as follows. Pounds. Pounds. At birth 7 22 weeks. ... 2 days () 04 Weeks,. .. 4 days (1 2(i weeks. . . ii'i .15 1 days 7 7 months in 2 weeks 7 8 months 17 4 weeks 8 0 months IS o" weeks. 9 lo months 1!) N weeks 10 11 months 20 10 weeks 10 12 months.., 12 weeks 11 14 months... .21 .22 .2H .25 14 weeks.. .1214 ( months Ki weeks lv; 1H months. .. 18 weeks V.tyj 22 months,., .2(1 20 weeks 14 24 months 27 How the doctor arrived at his conclu sions is not written; but the proud pnr cnts who announce 10-pound boys had better try the steelyards aualn. to be sure, before the cards are given the en graver. Medical men seem to hav special fondness for dashing the nrldo of young parents. The wonderful new iinoy is eoiciiy regarded ns Him nr tn every other new baby In town, and Its remai Knitie acnievements rail to awak en the slightest enthusiasm, As n matter of fact, few Infants weigh nt birth more than eight iwunds, anil the great majority range below that figure. Note r" ' "-vna. Silk mull Is mo.;!.-;, r,,r full collnri and long sashes, and Is particularly pretty with tinted o;'t batiste cos tumes. Negligee uuderwalsts for wartn weather are of flexible woven stuffs, Htrong, lightweight corsets are of can vas and of satin.