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Congress should take a
atand agmlMt widowhood for pea-
E3a Wheeler Wilcox may not be a
Oaf, bat aba la treat at writing rhym-
compnlsory education mean
t area if a boy la not the right stamp
ha mast be licked to make him stick to
aba. Daisy Violet Flower of Mis-
has been sued for a di force. la
ho band thinking of picking aa
A great group of aunspots has been
ed near the center of the sun's
Can It be that aid Sol has an at
aC the measles t
la think If the chain la dropped
the bicycle a use could be found
It to bold In those who want to
i part In six-day races.
tit wouldn't be surprising If one symp-
faa af that long-distance telephone op-
wno arawa an army pension ror
was a ringing round in the
A. Pennsylvania court has ruled that
ft Trseain need not swear to her age in
Ipaa eoort This decision ought to de
crease the annual perjury output very
Tbo Bmperor of China Is badly scared
coming total eclipse of the sun.
the Germane will utilise the
ce to steal a little farther
id aareea not to Interfere with
it In China If Emneror William
not concern himself over British
acquisition In Africa. Now
grab game go oa.
At the coming trana-allaslsslppl ex
MUlia Kansas will exhibit a "carload
m aameaUed mortgagee," and preeum-
t one of them was cancelled
wants a still bigger slice of
aa a compensation for the aeis-
aa fey Germany of a mere foothold In
Tbi It la difficult to describe
(me ethics of this description of piuck-
Xanltory grabbing by the great pow
an almost neceaaltataa morning and
ITaalag edltlone of maps, so rapid are
Bto ckangea. A series of maps makea
a Interesting record of racing to out-
competitors for territory which
weaker must give up to the stron-
A groat amount of labor haa been ex
pended In getting Into position the BO
OM stab that la to bold down the mau-
of Millionaire Mackay. The
billionaires. If be ever arrives,
HI doubtless call for small-sized
v. - -
,jpnr very handsome export of laundry
aialatrj to heathen lands Is an ele-
Cof practical Christian work which
people think la of hardly Ieaa Im
portance than the running of disputed
lertpture texts through the wringing
machine of doctrinal theology.
Women's sphere, in Germany, is pret
y large. In the empire three women
Bra employed as chimney-sweeps, tblr-ty-flre
aa slaters, seven as gunsmiths,
MT aa coppersmiths, 379 aa farriers
ad nailers, 303 as masona, eight aa
utters and 2,000 in marble, slate
I stone quarries.
T believe In the interview," says
D. Howells. So do most au-
1 and others who have anything to j
eft. Much as they detest notoriety
they eagerly seek to get themselves In
terviewed by the newspaper. Distin
guished men even condescend to write
ksterrlews with themselves and ask the
to publish them.
The animal report of Pension Oom
sataaloner Evans shows that the names
af about fifty thousand new pensioners
were added to the rolls during the
year, and that there was a net Increase
af a little more than five thousand In
the whole number. The number now
lone on the rolls la but a little short
af one million In exact figures, 970,
M4; and the amount disbursed In pen-
durlng too year was about one
I and forty million dollars. The
recommends the publication of
complete Hat of pensioners, to aid
B aotoctlon of fraud.
- The postal author! ties are properly
pBjtag attention to a claaa of advertise
asmSa that haa appeared too frequent
ft tat aasM periodicals of late. The ad-
promlsee to give valuable
1 to persons sending him accurate
aafations of a collection of "puzzles,"
en which the subjoined Is a fair sample:
"apply the mlsoing letters in the fol
lowlasj name of an Important New Kn
ftaad dty B-t-n." It is said that the
faopli have been swindled out of a
mm of money In -co in the aggregate
CMimgk thle trauapareut fraud. Ferl
tx2els will henceforth publish such
gJrWttaoments at the risk of being ex-f-?tf
atom the malls.
ti Cabaocal assassins tlon of Wlll
' til Tatm, the) distinguished Britten
v " tj : wwrtalaas crank with a
, 'm ' S-H mama brings up before us
CZl n a mast urgent form, the
3 CcZzj with tWa dasa of
er evesi locfcras op a crank, a matter
bow dansjerous he aaay notoriously be.
Justice walta aatll be commits murder,
and then off en to society the beggar
ly reparation of the gallows. The peril
!s one which the Individual moat meet
I for himself. Gorerantent avenges him
only after he baa been slain and hie
The gratifying progress made by the
South k the development of manufac
tures la Incidentally alluded to in the
report of the Secretary of Agriculture
la connection with the statistics on the
cotton crop. It la shown that the
number of cotton mills In the Southern
States haa Increased in ten years (1886
to 1896) from 232 in the former year to
401 la the Utter. The Increase in the
number of splndlea haa been still great
er, the advance being from 1,100,132 to
3,341,5755, while the value of the cot
ton manufactured Into goods has been
Increased in still larger proportion.
The value of the raw material consum
ed in 1886 Is estimated at $980,447, and
In 1896 at $13,023,352, or more than 13
to 1. There has been a still more strik
ing lncreaae In the value of the cotton
seed product during the same period,
the growth being from $741,000 to $30,
000,000, while the exports have grown
from $1,578,935 In 1887 to $0,987,961 In
1800. Who will dare to say the South
is not progressing, both In agriculture
While Spain is holding out a specious
offer of autonomy to Cuba, in Crete, the
Cuba of the Mediterranean, the auton
omous regime promised nearly a year
age has not yet gone into effect. The
country is still In a state of disorder In
the Interior, the only places where life
and property are fairly secure being
along the coast. The aeaesibly, by
means of a loan effected among the
wealthy Cretans and Greeks, Is at
tempting to organise a gendarmerie to
counteract the prevailing lawlessness.
Meanwhile no governor haa been elect
ed and the promise of autonomy made
by the powers la still unrealised. Had
It not been ror the crushing defeat ad
ministered to Greece by Turkey to sit
uation in Crete to-day would be even
worse than it is, aa there Is an appar
ently "irrepressible conflict" between
the Cretan and the Turk. As it is the
Cretan realize the hopekaaneaa of fur
ther struggle, but trusting in the prom
ise of the powere are ad 11 hoping that
autonomy la to be granted tbetn in fact
aa well aa in name.
The "art of longevity" surely la the
"art preeervatlve." It seems to be ac
quiring rules and a literature, now that
ao many old men bold the center of the
stage directing the affairs of the world
with all the vigor and brilliancy that
haa been ascribed wrongfully to youth.
The London Hospital dlscunsea the sub
ject with professional care. It refuses
to accept the rule that temperance in
drinking promotes long life. Lord
Eldoo drank a bottle of port every week
day and every Sunday Lord Stowell
dined with blm, and each of them drank
two. "They lived to be a good deal
past 80." The writer tells the old story
of a yeoman of 85 who amazed Jus
tice Denman (was It not Chief Justice
Mansfield?) with the erectneas of bis
figure, the vigor of bis Intelligence and
Ihl reaoE&ace f 't voice. The old
man explained that he was a. vegeta
rian and a total abstainer. The Judge,
in dismissing him, expressed a bop
that all Who were present might profit
by his example, and then the next wit
ness was called. This was another
yeoman, the elder brother of the pre
ceding, and fully a match for blm In
strength, activity and Intelligence. Aa
he was about to retire the Judge
stopped him with the observation: "I
presume that you alo, Mr. Greenfield,
are Indebted for the preservation of
your strength and facultle to a careful
observance of the name sobriety and of
the same regimen which have been so
well described to us by your brother?"
"Hain't been to bed sober for fifty
yean, my Lord," waa the unblushing
and startllngly unexpected reply. The
Hospital declares that if there be any
single characteristic common to long
livers In general, or to the majority of
them, It Is probably the avoidance of
excels or rather the habitual practice
of moderation in eating. The old say
lng that men dig their graves with
their teeth has manifestly a baxls of
truth underlying It. But It must prob
ably be awtumed that length of days in
most cases Is largely dependent uiriq
some Inherent peculiarity of the organ
ism, by which It la enabled to exist for
a period beyond the average. Given
this "inherent peculiarity," men who
think not at ail seem to live about aa
long aa men who think a great deal.
The tranquil life is the long life. The
clodhopper who vegetates In an out-of-the-way
eountry place vlea with men
"wboe mlnda are kept alive and re
cipient" by the study of questions re
mote from the nerve-gnawing pettiness
of dally existence. Great mathemati
cians, great poets, great statesmen live
long. We have In Bismarck, Gladstone,
the Pope, Lord Kelvin to name but a
few bright examples of the preserva
tive power of lofty mental exercise. It
la the middling man, the plodder, who
fights the gnats In bis Journey, not the
sleepy plowman or the philosopher
striding on with hie bead among the
atars, who perishes. An the Hoapltal
says, "Our advice to those who desire
longevity would be to eat sparingly,
and, unless their business like that of
lawyers demanda constant exercise of
the higher mental faculties, to study
some abstruse question In such Inter
vals of leisure as they can obtain."
"And," continued the physician, as
be waa about to leave, "eat only what
agrees with you."
"But, doctor, bow am I to know
whether It agrees with me until after I
oat ur-Toakan But
George Washington, the First Presl lentof ibe United Stale, waa bom on Bridge
Creek, Westmoreland County, Vs., Feb. 22, 1732, and dk-d at Mount
Veroon, Dec 14, 17W.
WHERE WASHINGTON WAS BORN.
gacnt Mark the Birthplace of the
Father of Oar Country.
A monument in honor of George Wash
ington now marki the place of his birth.
In 1895 Congress appropriated $11,000 in
furtherance of the project, but not until
July 4 of the following year did the un
veiling take place.
The monument stands fifty-one feet
above the cement foundation, tbe monolith
shaft rising 40 feet 4 inches above the
base. The abaft springs from a founda
tion fourteen feet square and eight feet
high. Dresed down the shaft weighs
about thirty-six tons. Above this rises
the stone of the first base, twelve feet
sqnsre and one foot eight inches high.
On this ret the second base, nine feet
three inches square and three feet high.
Above this is the die upon which the in
scription is cut, and this is six feet five
inches square and four feet ten inches
high. The plinth just above it is four f--et
five inched square and one foot two inches
high. The shaft that spring from this
Is three feet eight inches square and rises
forty feet four inches sbuve the plinth.
The marble for this notable landmark
was quarried at Barre, Vt..
Washington's birthplace is near Wake
field, forty-two miles from Fredericks
burg, Vs., and no one can imagine the
dreary isolation of the place. The site
of the bouKc in which Wanbingtou was
born, which was determined before the
erection of the monument only by a scat
tering pile of broken bricks and mortar
from the chimney, is about one inilp and
a half from the l'otomac at a point where
that river is about seven miles wide and
about six or even hundred feet from
Pope's crpek, formerly Bridge's creek.
The Government has built s wharf 1,080
feet long out into tbe Potomac, and when
the grounds are beautified it la intended
that the river steamers shall stop here.
BOt'aK WHKIIK WAIHIXOTOY WAS IIOHff.
The nearest point now to be reached ia
Colonial Beach, some ten or twelve miles
distant, from which point one ha the
choice only of driving or sailing to the
Where Wiishliigton TooV the Oath.
An Interesting relic of the early days
of the republic wss discovered by work
men remodeling the old Henate chamber
ia tbe Court of Common Pleas building,
adjoining Independence Hall. In the
course of the work the court platform was
femeves and underneath it wsa found aa
WASHISOTOS'8 BIKTHPLACS WONl'Mt.VT.
f : .
old platform, which the members believe
was that of the Senate chamber, and they
argue that there ia little or no room to
doubt that upon these board George
Washington win inaugurated PreBident.
The historical atisociationa of this build
ing, and particularly of the room In which
the old platform was found, are thua
briefly recorded on the tablet placed on
the Cheatnut street wall: "In this build
inatsat tbe first Senate and first House
of llepreaentativea of the United States
of America. Herein George Washington
waa inaugurated President March, 1793,
and closed his official career when herein;
also, John Adama waa inaugurated sec
ond President of the United State March
4, 1797." Philadelphia Ledger.
The Experiment Failed.
No man admirea the memory of George
Washington more than Chaunoey M. L)e
pew, and the only defect Mr. Depew ever
saw in the character of the greatest Amer
ican he related at a dinner iu honor of the
celebration of the battle of Princeton.
Washington's quiet dijfi.itv nnd aternneas
ot character prevented not only himaelf
but bis companions from enjoying tbe hi
larity neceaaary to a good dinner.
"The grandfather of Gen. Cochrane was
surgeon genersl of the atafT, and be uaed
to tell this atory of the attempt of the
younger members to break tbrongh this
reserve and bring tbe commander-in-chief
into sympathy with both the serious and
bilsrious Incidents that happened. The
novel method of producing this result was
that the best raconteur ahould tell the
story which had found the greateat auc
ce, and then that Gov. Morris, the moat
brilliant, audacious and beat loved of the
officers, should slsp the general oti the
back and say, 'Old gentleman, how do you
like that? Waahincton aa first aston
ished, then a grieved expression cam" over
bis face and be slowly re aud with great
dignity retired from the room. This was
the last experiment they made upon Gen.
MRS. WASHINGTON'S BEDTIME.
A Homelike Picture described In Mrs.
WhtrUio't " Martha Washington."
KS. JAMES GIB
SON, who frequent
ly visited Mrs.
as the President's
wife, ahe realded in
the capital of the
United States, gives
s homelike picture
of that lady and
her favorite grand
1 quoted by Mis Wharton in her "Mar
"Mr. Washington wa in the habit of
retiring at an early hour to ber own
room, unleas detained by company, and.
there, no matter what the hour, Nellie
(Mia Curtis) attended her.
"One evening my father's cs Triage be
ing late in coming for me, my dear young
friend invited me to secompsny her to
grandmmnms's room. There, sfter some
little chat, Mrs. Wsahington apologized
to me for pursuing her usual preparations
for the night, and Nellie entered upon her
accustomed duty by resdlng s chapter
and a psnlm from the old family Itible,
after which all present knelt In evening
"Mrs. Washington' faithful maid then
assisted her to disrobe and lay her head
upon the pillow. Nellie then sang a verae
of some sweetly soothing hymn, and then,
leiuiiiig down, received the parting bless,
lng for the night, with some emphatic
remarks on her duties, Improvement, etc.
The effect of these judicious habits snd
teschings sppesred in the granddaugh
ter's character through life."
When Washington Waa Young.
The sUgerosch rolled alosg Its way,
On tireless sxl hung,
Tb spsedlsst travel of the day
Warn Wsshlsgtos was yoosg.
A wick la tallow was latpsarlsa
Its feebls Inster tnag
To light the dartaeas af th warM
Wbea Washington was young.
Bat thlrtMs State and talrteca atars
Historic posts sung.
Who acanaed the patriotic bars
Wbea Wsahington waa young.
That selfsame flag to-4aj I fraught
(O'er seventy million awungl
With principle of honor taught
When Wiahlngtoo wsa young.
Grand history leassas are enrolled
It atars sod stripes ssoong.
Hurrah, then, for the day a of old.
When Wiahlngtoe was young I
A Very Pleasant A necdotc of the Great
In the Century there is sn article by
Martha Littlefield Phillips, giving "Rec
ollections of Washington and Hia
Friends." The author is s grsuddsngh
ter of the youngest daughter of Gen. Na
thaniel Greene's, and she tells the follow
ing story in the words of her grandmoth
er, concerning a vialt of the latter to
Washington at Philadelphia:
"One Incident which occurred during
that visit was so comical in itself, and ao
characteristic of Washington, that I recall
It for your entertainment. Early in a
bright December morning a droll-looking
old countryman called to see the Presi
dent. In the midst of their interview
breakfast was announced; and the Presi
dent invited his visitor, aa was his hos
pitable wont on such occasions, to a seat
beside him at the table. The visitor
drank hia coffee from his saucer, but lest
SDy grief should come to the snowy dsm
sak, he scraped the bottom of his cup on
the saucer's edge before setting it down
on the tablecloth. He did it with such
sudible vigor thst It attracted my atten
tion, and that of several young people
present, always on the alert for occasions
of laughter. We were so indiscreet as
to allow our amusement to become obvi
ous. Oen. Washington took In the situa
tion, and Immediately adopted his visit
or's method of drinking hia coffee, mak
ing the scrape even more pronounced than
the one he reproduced. Our disposition
to laugh waa quenched st once."
Old English Building Dates from the
Washington Hall, in Durham County,
England, which was lately sold under the
hammer, with tbe adjoining grounds, for
$2,025, waa the early home of the ances
tors of George Washington. The build
ing dates from the esrly part of the sev
enteenth ceDtury, snd it waa erected by
William James, Bishop of Durham.
It ia of stone, having mulliotied win
dows snd boldly projecting porches. A
large outstanding chimney is at one end
of the house. The building ia now fast
falling into ruin. Tbe Washington fam
ily occupied the old manor for five cen
turies before tbe hall waa built.
William de Wesaington's name appears
aa wituess to the chsrtere of the Bishop
II Oil It OP WAS11IXOTON ANCESTORS.
of Durham between 1200 and 1274, and
Washington Irving has traced to the Wel
lingtons of Durham George Washington's
I know that Washington waa true
And good, and brat the lirltlah, too.
And never once lost hope that la,
When things went wrong he just kept coot.
But what I like him for la this,
'Cause on hi birthday there's no scbooL
'Tl said ha could sot tell a lie,
Oeorge W noble youtb.
With hlin mj son (ieors doe not vU
He can nut tell the truth.
Fond Papa Now, my little aon, I hope
you will never forget this story thst I
have told you about the Immortal Father
of His Country, snd thst you will strive
to follow bis noble exsmple.
Fond Pupa (next day) Wbst tbe
lloy I couldn't find any cherry trees,
Pop, so I cut down a couple of rows of
spple trees Instead.
Tbe British crown Is made up of dia
monds, rubble, sapphires, pearls and'
emeralds, set In sliver and gold banda.
It weighs 80 ounces and penny,
weights, troy. In It there are 8,402 dia
monds, 273 pearls, 0 rabies, 17 oap
pulree and 11 emeralda
Ul.i.. onritmaaJ With WStST ad
baking hard an I crumbling Boo aaae
a better lead lar chickena Uiea U hi
Boiled wheat makea an excel leal bo
(or Tonne ebiekene. It is easy lo ra
pare and is clean and healthy. Bot do
not let it get sour.
One of the best wsts ol dsairoyiag
hen's digestion snd inviting dleeaeo la t
keep feeding soft leed and rob Iko gin
sard ol its proper function.
OH, WHAT SPLENDID COFfEIL
Mr. Goodman, Williams County, 111,
writes: "From one package Ualaert
German Coffee Berry coating 15 cents I
grew 300 pounds of better coffee tana. I
can buy In stores at 30 cents a pound,
A paoksge of this and big seed eata
logue Is sent you by John A.
Seed Co., ICrosse, Wis., npoa receipt
of 15 cents stamps and this notice.
The mistake the average wbeolworaaa
makes is in having her tiros too Sat.'
thereby increasing the fsligne, and alae
endangering herself and others on tfc
Mother Gray's slweet Powdoea lb
Successfully used b; M other Oray.Bnrto
in the Children's Home in New XotK,
cure Feverishness, Bad Stomach TeeU
ing Disorders, move and regulate the
Bowels and destroy Worms. Over 10,001
testimonials. Thry vterer MU
druggists, 25c. Sample IBKE. Addraae
Allen S. Olmsted, Lo Koy. N . 1
It is said that only one woman in a
thousand can whistle; but as long as a
woman can talk she doesen't care t
PITO Permanently 'iio animrmrwiimmmTm
MIS ant eT' am uf Br. . ' Or I Krra B
Morrr. S.u.1 Im fHrr '1 "
Pa. a B lun. U4.. m f. fx i r
Christmas comes but once a year an!
the man with seven children and nine
teen grandchildren is glsd of it. ,
Mr. Wlnslow's MooTiiina tsvacr for ehlUI
ren teething . sot'ena the gmni, reduces Inllenv
maUon, allays pain, cures wtud colls. 36c botUa
A bumble bee has been known to dis
tance a locomotive going twenty anilea
t omflaod to Her Bed, hot lload'S aaraaae.-
rUla Cared Her.
"I was tsken with rheumatism and
suflered a great deal of pain, and a',
imes I wss conSned to my bed. 1 ob
tained enlv temoorsrv relief from med
icines, and a friend advised me to try
Hood's Ssrssparilla, which I did, and
it cured me'Mss. P. 1. Hat, Oeo-
ibe b-t In iwt the OoaTnia Blood Partner.
Hood's l'lll cure sick tira?be. IS cent.
"4 AVfscf Tfpt oflkt Highut Orjtrtf
iMctlltnc in Manulacivr. "
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