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GEO. D. CANON. Editor.
HARRISON, - NEBRASKA
At farmer art aomewhat encour
aged in the corn crop, a the hopper.
Mem to be leaving; also a treat num
ber have been found dead. supposed to
are been killed by an Insect.
Will Hill, a carpenter for E. E. Ledd
f Hasting, bad hU left hand nearly
amputated by a saw, and It was thought
for a while that he would bleed to
death, but be la now considered out
IOWA BOYS III BATTLE
FIFTY-FIRST REOIMENT OOEI
THRGUGH A HOT FIGHT.
RBMOVINQ A SEA SAFEGUARD
Advance Through Deep Mud ant
Attack the Filipino Several
, On Sunday evening a young man
named Edward Wasmund, a son of the
county treaaurer at Rushvllle, was
killed on the hay field by (ailing from
tbe top of a stacker onto a pitchfork
handle, which was sticking up in the
round. He died Monday morning as
be was being brought to Rushvllle.
The corner stone of the new six-room
brick school house wrjp laid Thursday
at Loup City under the auspices of the
atasonic xraternlty. Grand Master Wil
liam W. Keysor of Omaha officiated.
Hon. Aaron Wall delivered the oration.
wnicn was a masterly effort. It Is ex
pected that the new building will be
reaay lor occupancy by November L
Last Friday, at Rushvllle, Mrs. John
Bear, who lives near Pine Ridge, was
out riding' when her horse became
scared and ran away, throwing her out
of the saddle. Her foot becoming
caught in the stirrup, she was dragged
some distance, and when rescued from-
ber perilous position she was found to
have sustained serious injuries, both
internal and external, but her wounds
were dressed and she is now progress-.
ing toward recovery.
A sad accident occurred a few miles
southwest of McCook Thursday morn,
ing, in which Harvey Kay Ludwluk, a
young man, lost his life. He was driv
ing an ice wagon to the city, following
another team similarly loaded. Abou
suv yaras irom the ice house he In some
way fell from the wagon, the ponder
ous load passing over his body, killing
him instantly. No one was on the wa-
Son with him and so the manner of
Is death Is unknown, the driver of the
wagon ahead only being aware of the,
terrible accident when the driverless
horses reached him.
John P. Battler, coroner, held an in
quest over the body of the floater fonnd
In the Missouri river about thirteen
miles south of Plattsmouth Thursday,
but as no clue to the identity of the
unknown man could be ascertained nor
tbe cause for his being there, the re-i
mains were laid to rest tn the cemetery
Bear Union at the expense of the coun
ty. On the body was found only a
flannel undershirt, a linen shirt and a
black sweater with white cords. He
was about five feet eight Inches tall,
weighed about 160 pounds, brown hair,
but no beard.
De Moines (Special) A speda
cablegram from Colonel Loper of th
Fifty-first Iowa, which was engage
la Wednesdays battle, reads:
Manila The Fifty-first Iowa ran
some of the hardest fighting It has en
countered during the present cam
paign. Our forces advanced several
miles from San Fernando, wading
through deep mud and fighting almost
constantly, the Filipinos retiring in
considerable confusion, but maintain
ing a steady Are.
The engagement was general, COM
f the enemy being engaged, while Gen
eral MacArthur had, in addition to
our regiment, the Ninth and Twelfth
regulars, the new Thirty-sixth, part
f the Seventeenth, and a cavalry
troop. Our advance was assisted by
:he artillery, fifteen guns being em
ployed. One battalion of the Fifty.
Brat accompanied the artillery In a
luoceasful movement in the .11 root inn
of Mexico, the regiment advancing
with the main body of troops toward
The American loss was severe, sev
tral killed and about twenty-five
wounded. Our casualties wem A fol
lows. Company A of Des Moines. A.
M. Slatton, wounded in the leg, private,
ie 21. enlisted in Des Moines under
Port of the work that Samuel Pllm
soll did for the benefit of British ship
ping has been undone by the British
Board of Trade in the abolition of the
"Winter North Atlantic Mark." Be
fore PUmsoll's time vessels were sys
tematically overloaded and sent to sea
to take their chances of foundering in
the first gale they encountered. He
devoted bis lift to the creation of a
system which should give a margin of
safety to seagoing ships, and finally
succeeded In having the "Pllmsoll
mark" adopted by the British govern
ment. The board of trade, which has
supervision of such things, ordered that
it be affixed to all sea-going vessels,
and the work of affixing it according
to the principles laid down by Mr.
Pllmsoll was intrusted (and still is) to
The first part of this "mark" Is a
circle crossed by a bar, and that bar
Indicates the normal safe depth to
which the essel can be loaded down.
But as what may be safe loading In
some weathers Is not safe In others a
second mark was placed at the right
of the first This Is an upright mark
having four horizontal bars running
out from the right of It and one from
I A T Tiin r i nn
UN IMP, MKH.
1 ww a f Mt
the left The bar running to the left-j is not so much the dreary routine of
is highest up and Is called the "Fair
weather mark." The highest bar to
the right Is the 'Indian summer mark,"
and next lowest the "Summer," the!
next the "Winter" and the lowest the
"Winter North Atlantic."
Now, North Atlantic winter weather
Is the worst a ship can possibly en-
','u r f n I n TTtill arA i. . . m wt
louri; company C of Glenwcod. Peter j counter. ttDd therefore It was ordered
8am Pope, the man shot Tuesday
morning at Fremont, is still living and
shows a remarkable vitality. Thurs
day afternoon he sent for his attor
ney and made his will. He also signed
some paper in connection with some
business matters. He says he knows
he cannot recover and looks for death
as a relief from his sufferings. An in
formation was filed in the county court
against Jerome by County Attorney
Martin, charging him with assault with
intent to kill. As soon as Pope dies this
will be amended to charge murder in
the first degree. Physicians say they
do not think it possible for Pope to
survive and are much surprised at his
A live wire caused the deaths of four
firemen, Joseph Adams, Otto Glesefce,
George BenBon and Charles Hopper,
during a fire In the building of the
Mercer Cherical company at Omaha
Wednesday. Fireman George Farer
and Albert LsVinpston of the chemical
company als suffered severely from
the shock. ha lowering the ladder of
an extension truck it came In contact
with a live electric light wire carrying
2,000 volts. The men who were work
ing at the cranks lowering tbe ladder
writhed in agony for a moment and
then fell to the pavement limp and
apparently lifeless. The injured men
were carried into an adjoining build
ing and doctors used every means to
revive them. Hopper revived in a few
minutes and, saying he was all right,
started to walk away. He had only
gone about fifty feet when he dropped
dead. Gelseke showed signs of reviv
ing, but, when only partially rallied,
he sank back and died. The other two
showed' no signs of animation. The fire
was confined to one floor of the building
ana toe loss or property was light
Harris, wounded In the chest
leverely. Drivate. are 28 and hnm in
Henderson Mills county: company E of
Shenandoah, Second Lieutenant La-
mont A. Williams, wounded In both
Ihlghs, moderately, age 22, and resi
dence In Shenandoah: comDanv M of
fted Oak, Harry P. Bernholts, wounded
at the leg severely, residence at Mount
Pleasant: comoanv R of ehmitirinoh
1. F. Stewart, wounded in side,
lightly, member of the band, and
me is in Clarinda, LOPER.
After reading the various telegraphic
reports of Wednesday's battle Ad1u- I
lant General Byers stated that it is
ivident that Major Duggan's battalion
insisting of oomnanies A. D. F and
H, and Major Hume's battalion, con-
usttng or companies E. M. L and C.
were the only ones engaged In the
lighting and that the other four com
panles were sent out with a troop of
rivalry to make a feint on Mexico.
REPORT FROM OTIS.
Washington (Special) General Otis
today cabled the war department the
following report of yesterday's engage
ment: Manila Adjutant General, Washing
ton: MacArthur's movement very suc
Mesful; serves to clear country rear
ind left and right of insurgents, has
advanced north to CaluJet, six miles
from San Fernando, whence he Is now
.-econnoltertng; his casualties five klled,
:wenty-nine wounded. Officers
wounded: Major Braden, Captain Aber
lesthy. Thirty-sixth volunteers, leg and
irm, moderate; Lieutenant Williams,
Fifty-first Iowa, thigh, moderate,
rhese troops operated to left and rear
awards Santa Rita. MacArthur's ad
vance under Wheaton and Lfscnm con
sists Ninth, Twelfth, Seventeenth, part
)f Twenty-second regiments and por
tion of Fifty-first Iowa. Movement
ery difficult of mud and surface
rater. MacArthur reports Insurgents
oss 100 killed, some 300 wounded: they
were rapidly driven northward and last
vening apparently abandoned Porac
'Jne, where they blew up powder
TROOPS CLOSE TO ANGELES.
that she should not be loaded down bo
deeply for voyages in such weather as
she could be with safty in any other
weather. Pllmsoll had not been lor.g
(From Des Moines Homestead.)
Mrs. H. L. Stetson, Des Moines. Ia:
In thinking about the wives and
mother on the farm, and the duties
they ewe to themselves, one feels that
these duties are the only one neglected
la the live of many of them.
The moat unselfish lives In the world
re those of good mothers, and how
many of them are scattered i over
the world, speaking In many lan
guages, living In varied conditions, but
each having tn her heart the same
maternal affection. This affection
Strengthens weakness and carries a
mother through many things she could
not otherwise endure. When the man I
(old duties of farm life are added to
those of the wife and mother It is not
Strange that few are able to perform
them to keep their health. I met a
lady the other day who said In con
versation.: "When I was young I
taught school and boarded around on
the farms. Two of the women with
whom I boarded are in the Insane asy
lum." It is not overwork alone which
causes Insanity, but a lack of anything
to interest and divert the mind. It
today that hurts, but the knowledge
that tomorrow and tomorrow will be
"Hope springs eternal In the human
breast," but it has to have something
to feed, upon; some hidden spring of
joy, some oasis of fruit and flowers
toward which the weary feet are hast
ening, to keep It alive.
The cooking and cleaning and wash
ing and Ironing, not to mention th
"thousand and one" steps that life
on a farm necessitates, are all taken
value and recognise that It hld he
An eastern man who had led a very
busy life was visiting In the west
TRUTH AND FICTION.
Nature is an unconscionable plagiar
ist from fiction. Hardly has soma
Having some writing to do he spent renlus conceived a thoroughly original
one-half day in the house. As he wrote situation than the great mother cornea
he became conscious of tbe constant along and vulgarises It by turning re
stepping of the mother until he be- j mance Into the dull prose of fact Her
came nervous over it A vision of the latest exploit of this sort has just oo-
ceaseless round of duties that fall to curred In Vienna. Dr. Archibald U.
a woman's lot came over blm such as Shefleld Is an American cltlsen lately
he had never had before, and a great resident there with his young wife,
wave of tenderness came over him as Though apparently a Caucasian, he has
he thought of his own wife, and then negro blod In his veins. Only his
and there he decided to lessen her most Intimate friends knew of the fact
duties In some way when he should Whether his wife shared the secret
return. 'does not appear. At all events every-
The kind husband goes away with thing seems to have gone well until the
the words, "Let things go," but the birth of a son to the young couple ac
mother knows that "things" run down unmistakable negro pickaninny. This
when they "go" In this case.
unexpected aparltlon so frightened the
Much depends on the mother. If her superstitious nurse that she ran from
ambition drives her to work beyond the house In horror and alarm, pro
her strength she Is the sufferer, for ' claiming that the Prince of Darkness
no one but herself can tell when ths'had become Incarnate. Negroes are
limit Is reached. Dractlcallv unknown In Vienna. Tbe
A daughter Is often sent away on a news spread everywhere. Curious
vacation when the mother needs II crowds flocked to the house to get a'
much more. There Is where unselfish- ! gimpse of the "black crown prince."
ness nearly amounts to a sin, but as M the newspapers dubbed him. The
some one has said: "It Is the mother 'situation finally became so unbearable
of it" !th th f nmlt v were forced to leave
It does not pay to sacrifice the pre- Vienna.
clous boon of health and strength for NoWi the nove from which this epi
children who are welL If there Is no B,do m Ilfe u Btoen lg entitled
one In the family to plan for her, the ' mj,,. and M George Morton," by
mother herself should plan her vaca- Howard Williams, and was published
tion six months ahead. If she has no w,me hat a d0Ren years ago. Henry
friends to visit she ought to attend the Morl0 the hetT. g a young )awyer.
Chautauqua assembly, and board and aparent,y a magnificent specimen of
room ana not even see a cooking )V, r i v,. , r
dead when an agitation was bejrun for," jn order to live; this drudgery is but a
Andrew Carnegie has given $50,000 to
found a public library at Kelghley, In
Joseph M. Brltton, who has been in
dicted for Illegal selling of Iquor, was
sererey beaten by whltecaps at New
ark, ina., Monday night
The new Catholc church of Lexington.
Mo., was struck by lightning. The spire
was torn almost to ptecea
Prof. Frank McClellan ha resigned
as superintendent of the schools of
Uofreyvllle, Kan., and Prof. S. D. Fra-
sJer baa been elected to succeed blm.
A man who committed suicide two
weeks ago in Los Angeles, Cel., has
been identified as Aaron Wolfsteln, for
merly a traveling salesman of Phila
More than 90 cloakmakers In the
employ of a New York firm resumed
work, having gained their demand for
aa Increase of 24 cents, an increase of
x per oent in the weekly wage scale.
William A. McDevid, formerly man
aw of ail the Keeley Institutes In
adssouri and Illinois, filed a bankrupt
petition la the United States district
court in t. loom. He give his liabil
ities aa I71.M7, while hi eateta arc
valued at tM.
' Mm Peggy Wade, aged M years, who
tab been tn Missouri sixty-nine years,
Jed at the home ef ber daughter, four
mils southwest of Central la. Mo. Sh
Wves tea children, forty-five grand
f Jtdrea, seventy-five great-grandchtl-ifml,
and few great-graigraadchll-AJtm.
CL Joseph, Mo.flspecial. Mra Wm
t:t- my. wife of a farmer residing
BMr lAsarborn, endeavored to extenai-
Manlla (Special) Official reports re
vived here from the scene of the re
cent fighting with the Filipinos say the
lay was spent In reconnoissance, dur
ing which the American troops found a
tew of the enemy. But there were no
ngagements of Importance. A battal
ion of the Seventeeth Infantry under
Major O'Brien, advanced very close to
angeles. The major reports there are
ibout 260 insurgents there. A battalion
jf the Twelfth infantry made a re
connaissance in the direction of Porac,
but the enemy there scattered. The
main body of the American army Is at
Calulum. The line has been materially
hanged since the advance was
topped Wednesday and now Includes
the towns of Guagua and Santa Arlta.
Major General Otis today issued an
srder closing the ports In the hands of
Ihe Insurgents to lnter-lsland traffic.
1 A.guinaldo issued a decree July 24
mted Irom Tarlac closing the lnsurg
nt ports to vessels flying the Amerlcnn
lags and inviting vessels under other
nags to visit them. Visitors under
foreign flags cannot traffic with these
ports without running the blockade.
The gurrboats Concord, Torktown,
Callao and Pampanga bombarded San
Fernando Tuesday. The Filipinos re
plied with cannon and musketry for an
hour and then lied to the hills, the
gunboats firing on them with their
machine guns until the rebels disap
peared. The bombardment was con
tinued for some time afterwards and
many houses were riddled and des
troyed, but the town was not set on
fire. The gunboats did not land men.
The rebel losses are not known.
MILES CONFERS WITH ROOT.
Washington. Major General Miles
had a conference of more than half an
hour with the secretary of war. Sec
reary Root said that the conference
was devoted to military matters, but
would not speak definitely as to their
character. When it was suggested
that there were rumors that he was
consulting General Mile with refer
ence to a change of commanders In
the Philippines he said he had nothing
to. say on that subject It Is known,
however, that General Miles brought
modification of his marks. The own
ers and shippers wanted to be allowed
to take a little more chance with the
winds and the waves. The margin of
safety, they said, was too great The
result was that the board of trade re
duced the margin of safety required
In all vessels up to and including those
of 830 feet- In length, and in vessels
above that length abolished the "Win
ter North Atlantic mark" altogether.
The abolition of the old mark means
a considerable gain In freight-carrying
capacity. For example, a vessel of
from 7,000 to 8,000 tons register will
be able to carry tons more cargo,
or S00 tons out and back, enabling the
to earn, say, another 11,500 for her
But it is a significant fact that within
a short time after the abolition of the
"Winter North Atlantic Mark" nint
steamers were reported missing on the
North Atlantic, representing In the ag-!
gregate 26,754 tons. The loss In -alue
of ships and cargo amounts to $2,645,-000.
This would seem to Indicate that the
Board of Trade made a big mistake-
when It undertook to Interfere wHj,
the Pllmsoll mark. Losses at sea art;
frequent enough when every care li
taken. To remove any of the safe
guards which have been thrown around
ocean travel Is little less than criminal.
Edison's First Check,
It Is not every one that understand?
the ordinary system of banking and
the proper thing to do with a bank
check. Mrs. Harriet Batcher Sluw
was sorely puzzled over the huge check
her publishers paid her for her royal
ties in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and h-i
husband could not tell her how to get
money on It. So, also, It was with Tom
Edison when he got his first check
When he completed bis model of the
now famous "ticker" he submitted it tc
the president of a telegraph company,
who asked him to leave It for examina
tion. Edison was out of money, and
his landlady had warned him for the
last time. He had decided to ask $5.0'K
for bis invention, but when the presl
dent at the next interview asked him
his price his courage oozed away, and
he faltered out that he would like the
company to make an offer.
"How would $40,000 suit you?" laid
"What!" exclaimed the young wiz
ard, "all In money V
"Certainly; you can have it now."
A check was drawn and handed ovet
to Edison with these words: "Thai
is a check for $40,000. o to the bank
around the comer and they will gtv
you the money."
At the bank he got Into the long line
and worked up to the paying teller't
window. Then be pushed the check
over the sill. TM teller saw that it
was not indorsed, and pushed it back
with fitting remarks, which Edison did
not understand, he being even then
slightly deaf. He retired crestfallen,
and the thought dawned upon him that
be had been swindled. He had an
other scene with his landlady that
night and visited the telegraph presl-
means to an end. People work to live,
but when there Is nothing but hard
and often unappreciated toll there is
no real ilfe.
Many women are simply a part of
the machinery of the farm, working
automatically until at last the main
spring breaks. Nothing can be done
about the place, but a little more care
Is added to the mother's full burden.
The busy days of the harvest come
bringing more help out of doors and
more cooking In the house.
Mary has a party and mother makes
a cake. Tom goes fishing, and she
puts up the lunch. Even the husband
takes a day off to see a man about
selling the wheat, but the kitchen fire
is kept burning, and in the summer the
mother Is much like Casiblanca on the
burning deck no one comes to the
rescue. She has made every one bo
comfortable so many years with the
ministrations of her deft hands that
apparently there has been no need for
any outside help.
But there is great need for more so.
clal life for the mothers on farms not
y .V . AVI IIIC I. V k. J V. ..II W 1.1,1,
,j which calls for the leisure of a prin-
cess, but for social reunions and the
l reading aloud of some current litera
ture which will interest and hold this
club together. Anything to Interest
and get the mothers out of the kitchens
and Into a fresh dress and oft to meet
How It brightens the tea table when
the mother presides over It after a
i day's outing. The sparkle in her eye
is indicative of her Improved condi
tion; her good spirits are contagious
and the whole family Is benefited
through the happiness of one.
Attendance at the Sunday church
sen-ire Is of great bent-fit to every
woman living. The meeting together
for worship Is restful and uplifting;
socially it Is cheering and comforting.
Probably very few have ever thought j
they were going to church to prolong
their lives, but Indirectly that Is the
Mothers need a vacation in some
form once or twice a year. A necessity
for rest is a law of nature. I well re
member the best apple tree In the
home orchard when the boughs bent
almost to the ground under their fra
grant load; we knew that the next year
we could look for nothing but leaves.
The mother thinks that she cannot
be spared to make a little visit, but
mothers have been spared for sickness
and to go away forever.
I entertained a very good woman one
year whose children sent her to attend
the state fair. She was not well, and
this little change In her life had come
so Ute that it was like trying to oil
machinery that Is badly worn.
Many women overdo through their
Impatience and ambition. If they want
a thing done they do It themselves,
rather than wait for help. I once
called on a woman who had Just fin.
Ished moving a kitchen stove so that
It would stand at a different angle.
No one was to blame but herself; a
husband cannot foresee or prevent a
foolish woman from Injuring herself
when he is away. I think a mothw
utensil for two weeks, If she desires
a distinguished Virginia family, who
real physical benefit Also a few days nad never revlttje(i to hlm anything
at the lakes or at some mineral springs deflnltp about nlg pontage. He mar-
would be desirable according to the rleg and ln due cflurw, c-mcternatlon
location o? the home. j g thrown )nto tne family cln.le by u,
One of the advantages of a vacation unh of a n,.Em ,nfunt
Is that the memory of It blesses one nun,e , th(, lp!U,t dBturb.d ot
long after it Is a thing of the past; It ghe Jaun(1Iy at,rhu.a the phe-
beneficent Influence Is felt through life. nom.non to ,h fa,nr'8 jng sojourn
It la worth everything to people to feel ( among ,he nP(rriw , fhp ancestral
that though life Is hard there have
i home ln Virginia. Bhe do-s not con-
been a few days In It when their feet ,der the fact n,ary F0 remlu-kaljie
lingered in the "primrose way." a caRe of h(.rg ,n wh(.h th( hllhy ,)a4
Food for the body Is ln great Plenty , k lobster's, caused, she ex-
on a farmer's table, but the mind Is ( t,lalnedt ny mothr hav.lnR been
often allowed to starve. The children Wtten by a lo,ter eeven yeaTa
should be allowed to take the "Youth's I tne hMh of h(,r ch,1(, ,Jut th phys.
Companion," which the older ones will ' . . . . .n.inn thrv. ti
enjoy in a moment or rest, also some ;
paper or magazine beside the one de
voted to farming will do much to re
fresh the mind by developing a new
train of thought
In writing of the duties which moth,
ers owe to themselves one ie painfully
conscious that those who most need
help will never read what is written
for them, A great deal of advice falls
on stony ground, and is much like a
preacher scolding his rainy-day audi
encehe "whips the wrong boy."
The real missionary work that this
Institute work Is doing ought to be
seconded by the well-to-do farmers
divines that some one of Mr. Morton's
ancestors, either In the direct or col
lateral line, was of African origin.
"It Is an example," he continues, "of
that extraordinary law of inheritance,
known as atavism, by which a child
does not resemble either of its parents,
but reverts to some ancestor more or
"I see it all," cries the unhappy fa
ther. "I must be a white child born
of negro parents. That explains It all.
My parents are black and I resemble
some white ancestor."
This was near the truth, yet not ex-
. actlv true ln view of the adotttlve fath-
who take this paper and they should ' nf Mr Mrt,n
see that copies of It are placed In the
hands of those who need It most
Best French Father,
"Mr. Morton's family," he explained
when appealed to, "Is one of thone pe
culiar ones of pure African blood. In
which white children, called Albinos,
According to the terms of a gift of s are often born. Thomas JefTenton In
M. de Reverdy, a prize of 3.000 francs bis 'Notes on Virginia' mentions seven
is every second year given to a mat j ts in which a white child wns
. , ...... . born of negro parents. Three or four
belonging to the laboring c ass ol . ,u . , . .
...... of these caws, he Bays, came under h i
c i w".x, wnu nu ie ueigna.iea as ini i
best father (le mellleur pore de fam- '
Hie). The report of M. Luclpla, who
has charge of the matter, was recently
published In Le Figaro. There wer
8 candidates for the prize whose fam
ilies Included a total of 466 children,
which Is' nearly an average of seven tc
a household. Of the 466 children 16!
had died. M. Luclpla comments ot
the large proportion of survivors, fot
30 years ago the rate of mortality wai
60 per cent. The present state ol
health of French children Is said to be
due to the new hygienic condition In
stituted by Haussmann and Alphand.
M. and Mme. Vanderbrouck, who re
ceived the 2,000 francs this year, have
had 16 children, of whom 14 are living,
five being grown up, six at school and
three Infants In arm M. Vender
brouch Is a shoemaker, who, with his
family, occupies a little house between
the avenues of Ivry and Chotsy at I
passage Charles-Berthault He Is 41
years of age. His wife Is described
In the report as "being 99 years old, s
flne-Iooklng, motherly woman, with a
very sweet air, and always smiling."
The surviving children In their order
of births are named as follows: Justine,
the eldest girl, it years; Louis, the
eldest bey, 20 years; Nathalie, 18; Con.
stent, 1C years and months; Francois,
lf; Jean, 13; Louise, 11; Louie, 10:
Irm a, 9; Arsene, 7 years and 6 months;
Marine, 6; Malme, 4 years and t
months; Pierre, 3; and Marie, 14
months. M. Vanderbrouck owns the
house tn which his family lives; it oc
cupies 92 square meters of ground and
is one story and a half. The ground
personal observation, and he df-scrlbes
them at considerable length, though
quaintly enough, under the head of In
digenous animals. Among other writ
ers I can recall a certuln Dr. Prltchard,
who mentions the cane of a negro man
who was the father of a while child to
a negra mother. This negro, when
questioned In regHrd to the color of
his child, said that his own father was
whlt, although born of black parent
In a district of the country whi-ra white
men were never seen."
By a wise provision of the novelist
the baby dies aft'-r a few weeks' exlfrt.
ence, tho secret never becoming public
Reporter's Funeral Emblem.
Mr. Jacob A. Rlls tells an amusing
anecdote of a reported detulled to
police headquarters by a well known
newnpaper. His special forte was
Area. He knew the hlHtory of every
house In town that ran any risk of
being burned; knew every fireman, and
could tell within a thousand dollars,
more or less, what was the value of the
goods stored In any building In the dry
goods district and for how much they
were insured. . If he couldn't, he did
anyhow, and his guesses often cam
near the fact, as shown in the final ad
justment He sniffed a firebug from
afar, and knew without asking how
much salvage there was In a bale of
cotton after txdng twenty-fuur hours
In the fire.
He is dead, poor fellow. In Ilfe he
was food of a Joke, and in death the
joke clung to him in a way wholly un-
wlrh asina In hli tn. l. - -
ud the recent order nf fleoretsrr a irr I dent the next morning In sheer despera- . . , .
uSon thT inspector "gZZZfiZ I tion. He told of hi. experience aTthel ? TTT". ? 7 1? T
ment That portion of the order bank and begged for hi. money or hi. ! f"rm ath,e lc, fat"; to l"""
which places the bureau under the di- . . ,., . tAtlH . i tlflablc In explaining to them that she
rectlon of th. .eeretarv n.rat of n,. model. He was properly Identified al , . rm ,,,.,.
army, as was the case In the former "" . Indorsed the check and goi . must aid her .n ,t,M
regulations, is not satisfactory. It Is ' his money In big bills. ,n. . ? her and their
said, to General Miles. I , . , '"tors In all the heavy tasks. Many
r . . I men sre not so unkind to women as
t A great crowd collected at St. La-1 .w. ... ,,.,,. . , - ...
Chicago, IlWSpecfaI.)-In an effort 1 .are Station. Paris, one dav lately t 7. .!.wofu"7.'"ora" "
to commit suicide. Oenrr P-f.r,- : ' "! ln" ,l wo " momer uuiy w nave
cook of Evanston fir Vi . ' tl? - " "T""" 7u"? totd them. Many a boy sneer, at hi.
SliiivMr ? 7 a yrthJ?,r 10 Po: station, and comprehended her condition.
I ence knew some young gentlemen
In an eastern school who became medl.
foreseen. The firemen in the next
floor Include three rooms, a small ! block' wUn whom h mtui h' head-
workshop, a bed chamber, occupied by urtr wh off duty, so that he
the worthy couple and their three 1 m,nt Jwav be within hearing of the
youngest children, and a large room, j gong' w1sn1 lo tfve some tangible
which serves as a kitchen, dining room v,denc of regard for the old re
and also a workshop. The second 1 vort',r' tM,t be,n ,n hurr- left '
story Is divided by board partition., I to lh florUt' who knew hlm
which do not reach the celling. Into 1 choo th Ue blt uPn
dormltorlea, where the eleven older ! "r-04 as the proper thing, and
In th bouse.
And there I not a toy
BIRDS AND BILLS.
cooa oi ttvanston, nrst arana a quart gjri aBd an elderly man, during which ; ,ho . ' , ,' h l"A ( "There Is something wrong with this ' a shield
of whisky, then .-cured an old rust, the kept uturtD, the MMk' f om a Dmow who would walrtll I b,U " "ld the m tg ' wrl
sword, set the hilt against a bathtuk ' ..rd. "Mv monev or mr three feth-"1 'T PJ " Wh. W0.Ul4 !?",y the milliner who ha. fflMrtMi !. I telle: -
FZZ2?1ZXtti ,rr',n ""l" th glrild her story.
' "at aer In a recent Suit Cor slander, to stand, Peterson again fell upon the ghZ mat a man li t
t m tLsmmm f. v.. ux.. fc i. -V i.T wui met n one reo
- r , avu ! an umcra uw weapon k. aa nM .
a Satan lit t ant fen ka ..n.Ti .T I i, mini . . iT . 7 fci. l,7v J inuics ior in re oi mem. The - ". 7
. VsT- -T.i 7 w.: . fc..2?' .v.2' ir The man of St. Lasare station was
eroua monster gio not pay. i,.,., coiies- walk, thev also called tor
however, not the n.lr la auMih.s runner ana wrap, it used to
' ' rS"J?2ZFZ?tnti: SEEl 'tnJ Zr?JDj;Zi '51 It wm a'ca. of mlak'.n identltr;, ' a s.nile, but they were serious
','llLWt Pc, ar. aow looking for the tootk ough They h.d .tudled the delicate
i w um aospitat tie
snsehanlsm of th body, bad learned Its
thus It was that when the company of
mourners was assembled, and tbe fun
eral service In progress, there arrived
and was set upon the coffin, in the view
of all, that triumph of the florist's art,
a shield of white roses, with this le-
wrltten across It In red Immor-
the milliner who has Imported Par-1 telle: "Admit within fire lines only."
Islan prices ss well as stylea It was shocking, but Irresistible. It
"It Is correct In every Item," after ! brought down even the house
looking It over,
"Eight dollar for that bird, no big
ger than my fist?"
'Tea, sir, and cheap at that"
"All right, madam, I'll settle, bnt Ifi
robbery. We had nnr Aral umiu, I
mourning. Century Magaalne.
"Why do you amy that you will mar
ry only a widow?"
"Well, I think it I a part of wisdom
yesterday a;-l I bought a tan pennt ' "m on wh0 hk J'd dla
turkey for $l.U."-Detrolt Free Pre. I nrln " "w"1'"-
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