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A CAIUli ). iU rroy.
The next European coucert will be
A good deal of the "higher criticism"
music Is bo sublime that it is ridicu
lous. Mark Twain has learned from sad ex
perience that book publish. ng id no
Still. soiuebsxiy should warn the
kaiser to let go of the stick when he
lets off that Chinese skyrocket.
If the European powers do o )t quit
fooling around their Oriental powder
magazine somebody iii going to get
As the setting of a jewel is a great
deal, so the g who may be pretty as
a picture, uardly looks well in an ugly
frame of mind.
I,ots of ol!k-e -holders try to carry
their precinct on their shoulders, as it
were, merely to provide some protec
tion to their necks.
The beauty of the submarine "yacht"
Just launched at Baltimore, is that if
caught out in a gaie all hands can go
below and take their ship with liiem.
No more sealskins will be passed as
the custom houses, as the law is low
"aterpreted. But then the cat as a fur
iearing animal we have always with
If England should ask Germany,
"How soon will you retire from
China?" the response may he. "Please
fire the date of your evacuation of
The New York Tribune prints an edi
torial warning about "The Hanger of
Bank Notes." We haven't mid it yet,
but presume the greatest danger about
bank notes Is their scarcity.
A restored old print of what is now
greater New York, when It was a small
Dutch tishlng settlement, bears the
name "Novum Amsterdamum.' To an
uninitiated reader this name might at
first sight look quite threatening.
A New York woman Is seeking lim
ited divorce from her husband because
he has been mute for tive years, while
permitting nothing but pork to come
tnto the house for food. In some way a
this woman should appear to have
been having a fat thing of It
It Is e solemn fact that the salary
psdd one of the foot -ball coaches at one
of our great universities the past sea
son exceeds in amount that paid to any
college professor who undertake to
teach the collegiate idea how to de
velop Itself on strictly Intellectual lines.
The great Irish race horse. Galtree
More. In a recent race, Is said to have
won $W,,IK in eighteen minutes and
nine seconds. Rockefeller, the great
Standard oil magnate, has made big
in me In very quick time, but as a rap
Id money maker Galtree has the lead.
1 read them one would suppose that
the eulogies delivered In Congress over
deceased members were heard by a
large audience full of deep emotion.
As a matter. 9f fact they are generally
delivered to almost empty seats, or
more . kely printed by leave without
having been delivered at all. This Is
one of the time-bonored pious frauds
practiced by Congress.
It Is not regnrded as quite manly for
a large, strong, rich man to seize a
small, weak, poor maa by the throat
and compel bim to pay on the srot for
an act which the big man declares has
injured him. Perhaps what 1 not
high-minded In an Individual is praise
worthy In a government. Nevertheless
G-ermany's virtual bullying of Hayti
does not seem altogether admirable.
Rev. Dr. Kdward L. Stoddard, rector
of St. John's, the most aristocratic
Episcopal church In Jersey City, hug
announced, as reported, that he will
start a dancing class In connection
with his church, and be prepared to
furnish instruction In the terpslcho
rean art at the unprecedeatedly low
price of (i ceuts a lesson. He very
properly wants to know why the devil
should get all the acknowledged ad
vantages of dancing.
In splt of all feverish haste to be
rich, uiaugre all Klondike crazes, and
all sociable craze pursued by those
who expect or hope In some magical
or Indefinable way to live off society,
with little personal effort. It is still a
truth, and ever will be truth, that the
rewards of this world will go to those
who earn them by slo-w, patient, steady
Industry; l7 careful, prudent, calcu
lating endeavor; by painstaking appli
cation, temperate living and alow sav
ing. It la Imperatively necessary tht pub
lic wlatea bt roused to the necessity f
taking a stern view of all abuses of
trust So far as legal restraints can
1ms made more searching and efficient,
tbls should be none. So far as offenses
which are specific can be subjected to
sever penalties, this should done. Bat
the IsjilspeiamMe prerequisite to Ist
prortnsrt kt a thoroughly aroused pub
lic MaHsMwt With this, the legal
rcsssalM. se far as practicable, will be
aw to fee ararkted In cauiae tt Oasa,
aad. waat to man to tfcs
tntwiaw all di
lug comments on the Kaiser, are be
coming more numerous In Germany.
About seven hundred persons were
convicted of this offence last year. A
socialist editor has been se4it to Jail
for a Jet about the Kaiser's trousers;
and a young girl has recently received
a six months" senience for criticising
the workmanship of a printed portrait
of the Kalier. Persons sentenced for
this crime are no longer treated as po
litical prisoners, but are put Into prison
garb, their hair is clipped, and they are
ChaiU.-d like common etliainals.
The New Y'ork Times points out some
of the causes of the growth of the pen
sion list in the fact that there are 7.000
firms of pension attorney in the Uni
ted States, while more than 4J,uuO law
yers make the securing of pensions
their chief business. That some of
these though not ail. by any means
are unscrupulous, and resort to corrupt
methods to win the success of their
clients goes without saying. As a con
sequence of the zealous but dishonest
work of some of these the Government
is robbed of millions in the course of a
Kecause he was growing blind, Emil
Cbr.stuer eoiiiitted suicide in New
ork. "J'i hard to lose one's eight;
hard i.ot to see the beauty of the flow
ers In spring, the snow in whiter, the
sunsets of f iil and the verdure of sum
mer; hard not to see the grandeurs of
which others speak and the glories over
which friends grow enthusiastic; and
yet, Christ i..er was foolisli for commit
ting suicide. Stent may be man's most
precious faculty, but there are other
things ia life, and existence can be
treasured even without the faculty of
sight. The bl'n 1 man can smell the
f nigra nee of the flowers he cannot see,
he can hear the joyful prattle of a be
loved babe upon his knee, the music
played by loving fingers, and the kindly-freighted
words spoken by affection
ate lips. lie can feel the sympathy of
hearts that beat In unison with his own,
he can hear the thoughts that have
brought contentment to men more sore
ly afflicted than Job, he can hear, feel
and see with the mind's eye love the
otily real tiling worth feeling, seeing
and hearing in Me. Yes. 'tis hard not
to see, but the man who would consign
himse'.f to an eternal grave, because he
oanot see, must !e woefully ungrateful
to God and nature for the other facul
ties given to life.
One of the chW Industries of Ken
tucky, the distilling of liourbon whisky,
has been reduced to a desperate condi
tion by the overloading of the market
with Inferior and adulterated stocks
turned out by the so-called rectifiers.
A year ago the big Monarch failure be
gan the depreciation, and the more re
cent assignment of Richard J. Mon
arch, brother of the Monarch who fail
ed last year, still further demoralized
the distilling business. The Monarch
have been in the distilling bulnt
twenty years or more and the first one
who failed had Increased the capacity
of his plant from .'W,000 or IOkxi bar
rels jie-r annum to 80,000, and was mak
ing an effort to iaereae It to 100,000
when be failed. The trouble began in
1KJ3, when the production reached 40,
35,8T gallons, or double the consump
tion. With the panic of that year the
price of whisky fell and many distil
lers were mined, while others have
been in a crippled condition ever since.
The depreciated vaiue of genuine whis
ky is due to two caise, adulteration
and overproduction, the former being
the most Important Certain rectifiers,
it Is said, from one gallon of pure bour
bon are able to produce four or five
gallons of a fiery finid that not one.
drinker out often can tell from t) gen
uine. With the consequent decrease
In price the real distillers find them
selves forced out of business, and pure
whisky Is becoming a scarcer article.
Several weeks ago a bank In Indiana
was visited by burglars, who blew open
the safe and secured a large sum of
money. A famous pack of bloodhounds
were brought from Indianapolis and
turned loote upon the robbers trail.
The man hunt lasted only a few min
utes. Suddenly the leading dog began
howling dismally and refused to go
farther, and it was impossible to con
tinue the chase. A prisoner In JaJ!
afterward turned State's evidence and
gave Uie police all the facts concerning
the bank burglary and the subsequent
escape of the men. lie soys the blood
hounds were thrown off the scent with
out any trouble by rubbing an onlos on
the shoes worn by the burglars. H
adds that no bloodhound can be induoed
to follow an onion trail. If tbls dis
covery Is verified, wast Is to become af
the terrible man-hunting bloodhounds,
which ever since the days of "Uncle
Tom's Oftbln" have figured so extea
slrely In saffron literature? What is to
become of BUsa and that wonderful
trip oa the gosvtlng ice? Who hence
forth will be thrilled by the blood-curdling
baying of the hounds L. U. E. when
be knows thai Ella could easily bid de
fiance to pursuit by using a lowly but
slf-artlve onion? The play must
be revised. The river of Ice may as
well be left out altogether. Just at the
critical moment when the approaching
hounds are In full cry Eliza the new
Ellaa-shal.' ojn a luacli basket,
out an onion, wave It triumphantly and
cry "Saved!" Juett aa the curtain falls.
Why not? If the stage hopes to keep
abreast of the age It most pay attention
to those realistic dMalls which, com
Maad, make perfection In dramatic art.
last a Blight Difference.
Ttmklns-Isn't Llghtley an Aagto-
gimkias-Na; just a piss a, areryday
The maa who teila eu be to aa Caal
he aalr arista.
THE BOOMING CANNON
RECITALS OF CAMP AND
(oriiTori of th Rebellion Relate
Many Atansloc and Startliat: Inci
dent of Mircbn, Camp I.tfa, Forair
iog Kxperirncei and Hattla fcceaea.
When ilie Lord tails up earth's heroes
To slaiid before his face.
Oh. many a name unknown to fame
Shall ring from that high place!
And cut of h grave in the southland.
At the just God's cull and beck,
.ShaH one nam rise with fearless eyes
And a rope altout bis neck.
I'or men have swung from gallows
v, h".-e s.til were white as enow.
Not li'.n they (iie nor where, but why.
Is wii.'it God s records show.
A a. I ea i!:r. 1 mighty leiiger
Is writ Sam I 'avis' limine
Fur honor's Mike he would not make
A coiiij.r.'ii.ic with ahame.
The pre.-it worij lay before him,
I ".r lie u its in his yoiiih,
With l"ve of life young hearts are rife,
J it-1 lieiter he loved truth.
He f. ii. Kiit f'-r his convictions.
And v-!o n 1 (' Mood at bay,
lie nut'J . i tiinch or stir one inch
lioi.t.r's i.arrow way.
They offered life and freedom
If he uciihl s.i ak the word;
In siient pride he gazed aside
As iii.i- v. ho lis.! tot heard.
1 hey argue, 1, pVaded, threatened
It as hut w listed breath.
"I,ct come uhut must, I keep ray trust,"
He k.!1, and latjj.'lii'd at (loath.
He would not sell bin manhood
To pup hu-e priceless hope;
Where kii j, ilrait down a Mint and
lie li.gtiitie a rope.
All. grave! here was your triumph?
All. It at hi here v. as y oil r sting '!
He showed von how a man could bow
To doom and slay a king.
And God, who loves the loyal
I'.iiause they are like him,
I doubt riot yet that soul i-hall sit
Amor.it Ins cherubim.
O Fouthlnnd! Iling your laurels;
And add your wreath, O north!
Let ei,ry claim the hero's name,
And tell the world his worth.
limp ' enteiice-l to Ilie.
I'.W men have had a
loser escape from
death tlmn Col. Lamb
din P. MiUigan, who is now
Jiving In retirement 'n
Huntington, Ind. UurinR
the war Col. Mllligan was
arrested on a
charge of treason
against tne gov-
eminent of the
F n 1 1 e d States,
States, was tried
by court martial
and sentenced to
lie hanged togeth
er with two com
panions. The exe
cution was to have taken piace on a
Friday, and on Thursday his sentence,
was commuted to Imprisonment for
life, tiie commutation being granted by
President Andrew Johnson.
Col. Milligan has lived in Hunting
ton since 1M.". Before the war he was
one of the ablest lawyers In the Mate.
lb- has leeii a life-long I omcrat, one
of the Andrew Jackson kind. He was
l.rsonaliy a'.uainte.l with Old Hick-
ory, and they belonged to the same po
litic al school, so far as the qiies-tions of
titwince, (tanking, tariff, etc., were con
cerned. Col. Milligan stood by Presi
dent Jackson with the utmost earnest
ness -and steadfastness during the la'.
ter's light against the re-hartcring of
the I'nitis-1 States Bank, and he is full
of reminiscences of that thrilling time.
Col. Milligan has ahvavs had an In
herent dislike for the liast and every
thing Iiastern, contending that the
lia.si was the oppressor of the West and
South. Accordingly when the civil war
broke out he was looked upon with sus
picion by the -.ple of the North.
Vv'hen It lieeame noised about that the
a nil-war secret society, known as th
Knight of the Golden Circle, had ef
fected an organization In Iluntlngtou
County, many persons looked upon Mil
ligan as one of the leading spirits In the
movement, it was charged that the or
ganization was military In character,
and that the Huntington County lodge
was thoroughly organ'zed, officered an 1
ready for active military service for
the Sout.h. Milllgan's Idea at that time
was that the Northwestern
ought to pull away from the East and
unite with the South In order to escape
the oppression of the East. It was his
old hobby. The Knights of the Golden
Circle were supposed to be organized
for the purpose of carrying out the de
sign of forming a Northwestern Con
federacy, and this drew forth the in
ference that Milligan was one of the
This agitation had reached Its height
In IMV'1 and Uto entire population was
burning with the fever of excitement.
when Milligan was placed under arrest
by order of the Federal government.
t barged with treason and conspiracy
looking lo the formation of a Northwest
Confederacy. He was taken to Indlan-
npolin, where, with a Ir. Bowles and
Stephen I. Horsey, also arrested on
similar charges, he was tried by cout
martial. The trio were found guilty
and sentenced to death.
All 'luring the trial Milligan bad con
tended that the court martial had no
Jurisdiction to try the case, because
martini law had not been declared la
Indiana. IJIs position was that It was
a case for the civil court of Indiana to
try. I'pon this theory bis attorney
worked after the sentence, In bopea
that they would be able to ssve tba
necks of the men.
In the meantime Pre sidant L4neata
bad been assassinated aad AadlwW
Joiitisou had become the Chief Execu
tive. Oliver P. Morton was Governor
of Indiana. The week for the execu
tion finally arrived, and then Gov. Mor
ton dispatched an agent to Washington
to plead for a commutation of senteuces
of the three men. On the day before
that fixed for the execution the com
mutation was granted, and soon after
ward the condemned men were remov
ed to the Columbus (Ohio) State prison,
lifforts were at once legun to seeura
the freedom of the condemned and a
year and a half later the Fulted States
Supreme Court took up the case. The
court decided that the trial by court
martial was Illegal and that the pris
oners should at once be liberated. Ac
cordingly the prisoners were sot free
and Immediately returned to their
No sooner had Col. Milligan returned
to Huntington than he Instituted pro
ceedings to vindicate himself He filed
a suit in the Federal (oiirt.s against the
uioiiiUt of the tc'l'i.-ry commission
who had coiiios the court martial
and several others, who, he claimed,
had been instnii -eoi:: in causing his
arrest and Imprisonment, lie demand
ed $U."..ihnj damages. Among the de
fendants named in h;s complaint were
Gov. Alvln P. Ilovey, Gov. Morton,
Gen. .lames It. Slack, of Huntington,
and others. After the ca-e had proceed
ed for two year? a doi-i-ion was finally
given by the court, and Milligan was
awarded damages in the sum of $." and
coat. This vindicated him, so he said,
and Milligan was cotirou; with the re
sult. It was only a few years ago that
the last of the in the case were
paid by the government.
Gallant I'hil Stu-ridari.
In his Campaigning with Grant, In
the Century Magazine, Gen. Horace
Potter pays a glorious tribute to (Jen.
Sheridan, the famous cavalry leader.
The occasion was the appearance of
Kheridun just before the surrender at
Appommox and while Gen. Iae was ia
tin- McLean coinage awaiting the ar
rival of Gen. Grant.
No one could look at Sheridan at
such a moment, says Gen. Porter, with
out a sentiment of undisguised admlrae
tion. In this campaign, as in others, he
bad shown himself possessed of mili
tary trails of the highest order. Hold
In conception, self reliant, d it m oust ra
ting by hi- acts that "much danger
makes great hearts most resolute," fer
tile In resources, combining the rest- '
lessnesH of a Hotspur with the patience
of a Fabitis, It Is no wonder that he i
should have been looked upon as the i
wizard of I he battle field. Generous of j
his life, gif'ed with the ingenuity of a ;
Hannibal, tiie dash of a Murat, the;
courage of a Ney. the magnetism of his
presence roused his tp..is to individual i
heroism, and his unconquerable col- '
umus rushed to victory with all the. j
confidence of Caesar's Tenth legion, i
Wherever blows fell thief's?, there wsa !
his crest. Despite the valor of the de-
fenne, opposing tanks went down be- '
fore the fierceness of his onsnUt, never j
to rise again, and he would not pause j
f. ;'.! tie fohls of his banners waved I
above the strongholds he had wrested j
from the foe. Brave Sheridan! I can
almost sco him now, his silent clay j
again quickened into life, once more rid- j
Sng Rienzi through the tire of hell, leap- !
ing opposing breasi works at a single
bound, and leaving nothing of those j
who barred his way except the frag
ments scatter! In his path. As long
as manly couragp is talked of, or heroic
deeds are honored, the h-nrts of ai
grateful people will beat ressnslve to
ithe mention of the tallsmauic name of j
The Old S-oldier.
The pleasan:-st of talkers Is the old
soldier. Always there Is meat In hl
words, and almost al ay he la modest, i
I Between him and the modern Is the
difference between tiie man who has
iKtn and done and the man who has
read alout It. The w'-nisi of the war
were so trenimidous and lis cataclysms
so frequent that time cannot dim tbeir
recollection of them. They are still as
fretsh in the mimks of participants as
ore the things of yesterday. A veteran
once told me that not a day passed
over his head that he did not unwit
tingly recall a half dozen battle la
which he had borne his part. Tbuei it
Is that la any company of men who
were mustered out In lbJ5 the talk in
variably reverts to that period. The
old soldiers are dying with increasing
frequency, as Is the nature of things,
but Htlll there are enough left to make
any gathering notable try their prea-ein-e.
Charles Lever says that so long
as humanity exists men will do three
things make war, make love and gam-
j ble and they can't be legislated out
of It Certainly, although we be all ad
vocates of peace, we dearly love a war
rior and we exalt his horn. We love
him for the things be has done, we re
mifcl blm for his bravery, we look with
veneration upon his wooden leg, and
we listen with pleasure to Ills re-pcted
tales of suffering and daring.--Chicago
Grant'a Leaaon to a Prntrjr.
Gen. Horace Porter, In his "Cam
palgnlng with Orant," In the Century,
relate nn anecdote telling how Gen.
Granl aided a drover In turning his cat
tle. Gen. Porter adds: He knew, ol
course, that the man did not recognize
him. If he had suppnd the man was
lacking In prvper military respect, he
would perhai have administered to
him the same lesion winch he once
taught a soldier In the Thirty-flint I 111
nols, wnen he commanded that regl
ment An offlcpr who bad served under
him at the time told me that Col. Grant,
as be came out of bis tetrt one morn
ing, found a stropping Mg fellow powt.
ad aa sentinel, who nodded his bead
good-naturedly, smiled blandly, and
Mid, "Howdy, Colonel?" Ills com
mander cried, "Hand me yonr piece,"
and upon taking It, faced the soldier
aad came to a "present arms;" than
feaadtof back the musket, be remarked,
"That Is the way to say 'How do you
4' to your Colonel."
BRIEF GLANCE AHEAD
STYLES FOR COMINQ SPRINQ
Dreaaca for Early fprtnc Will Cloaely
Keaemble Those of the Winter A
Pafe Guess on Skirts and Ovcrakirta
for Nit Summer.
Fura Will Be Worn Late.
New York cor respond tire:
HEAT !s the wo
man who can be
economical In the
fneeof nil the temp
tat!on to extrava
gance that beset
her. Groat she
should be consid
ered, sltiCI" Jut
when she fi eli that
the exiH rw" of win
ter clotlca is over,
when the winter
cloak or fur Is de
cldod c n and
bougiit, the winter
dress In service
along come the Jan
uary bargains. Hut
1-e caret til: look--
He wary of iiargains
for next winter, be shy of advance and
hehtnver goods for the summer. Re
member that you have on hand come
held-over summer things of your own,
and that early in the fall there will be
a held-over sale when you will be able
to get winter tilings almost as reason
ably as now, and the dealers will have
had the risk of storing and holding
Far more urgent to economical folk
are the rigs to he made right away for
wear In early spring. They may not
differ much from the present winter;
dresses so much Is the best of lin k, j
but by the time warm days arc oeca- j
aional It will be apparent ho.v essen
tial It Is that they possess some touch
of spring styles. If these must 1st
made now, then the later days of spring
ore the ones to ! aimed at, while if
they are to be In part make overs, then
they may riot be di-omod unsuccessful
If the earlier part of the coming se
sou becomes them best. For the prom
enade It would be dllll'-tilt to devise
anything more Jaunty and safely styl
ish for an early spring rig than that
set Iteslde the Initial letter. It consist
ed of a skirt of rough woolen goods
plaJded In green and gray, and a
blouscd Jacket bodice of gray cloth. On
this were an Inserted vest and tiny in
serted panels of black velvet, the latter
crossed with handsome braid orua-
menta. Chinchilla or other fur may be
used to edge this vest and collar If you
are willing to take the trouble two
months later of removing It nnd put
ting la Its place some braid finish that
will harmonize with that of the fronts.
layt next summer's skirts will be
trilled, flounced and draped I a safe
guess; Indeed, dressmakers are threat
ealag to cut up dldos with our spring
aotb skirts. But tne entirely plain
gtlrt u alow to surrender, and Is atlll
if If -'.-'-"
1 i it
! m lfe
! lJrJPf fa wmBEf
TO BE WOH LT Tills YEAR.
found In mni very rich costomea, Juat
as If It meant to die, when it must, tn
the very best of company. Aa em
ployed in a ceremonious rig ot black
velvet It la sketched at the left In th
next picture. Keeping la mind th
styles that rule respectively for aklrtj
and bodices, the bodice of tbla gown
was quite as plain as Its skirt Though
of the same fine velvet, it was very
A.SOTHKR LoVf. STATKIt.
like the Norfolk jacket !n cut tbe rei
vet rrtng formed Into ioxpleats at th
top In back and front. These sprani
out in the waist and were 'acre blte4
with folded velvet. On the left a!d
was a wide fold of white satin plabled
with narrow black velvet ribbon, and
the stoeti collar was of white satin. Th
di-'-ss was a model of the sort whom
plainness leaves rich material to make
lis best Impression.
Overnklrta of cloth are going to be on
hand with spring, and women will wear
them, but how many, what proportion
of women, is a matter that Is dilllcult
to foretell. Already the simpler forms
of this fashion are presented, the heav
ier and more claltorate arrangement be
ing kcipt In the background for the
present. One of these mild forerun
ners Is shown beside the costume las
described. This skirt was hiillotrope
cloth, made with a tablier of lavende
cloth, the latter trimmed with orna
ments of fine allk braid. Tills trim
ming was repeated upon the bodice,
which had vest and collar of white
satin covered with pleated while chif
fon and finished with a low from the
same. A purple velvet band belted this
bodice, w hose only echo of the tabller's
lavender was In any epaulettes of the
same goods trimmed with braid.
Braid Isn't to be used quite as much
upon spring dresses as It has been In
the past season. It will be noticed
that the braid on this last dress was
scant as compared with the quantltlea
that so recently were employed, and
that the skirt trltnmlng upon the third
skirt of this row was black velvet rib
bon is also significant of a change that
sent good warning on before. Thla
last dress was brick red cloth. Discs;
velvet rlblKtn ornamented the bodJce in
the manner here indicated, and red chif
fon masked Its vest and collar. Its
belt, also of black ribbon, tied In a
bow Immediately above the sklrfa
bands, the result being a counterfeit
sash effect. Gray is to be a farorMo
color for spring gowns.
On every hand Is heard the statement
that accurately fashionable folk are to
wear their furs very late Into una
spring. The third of today's p let urea
presents s type of garment with which.,
a woman can make a goodly show, and
one that will aurely be worn much later
than heavy coats and longer caitea.
Midway between collarette and caps.
It was of omerald green velvet, over
which came a yoke of fur finished wVta.
tails, among which wss a fall lsoo
Jabot. Stole ends reached neurly to tho
knees, and pink striped velvet Uao4
the garment, wtilcdi is made up la sub
stantially this manner' In sealskin.
lamu e wow or trimmer. It It In
of this rut that ftnlsb oi tails
wst styllsa ranting placa.
Oear rtsst. Maa
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