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That LOST CHORD.
Ht-d one day at the organ,
1 was weary ami lit at itw
And my fingers wandered Idly
Uttr the noisy keys.
I know not what I ai pliiylng.
Or what I u dreaming thin,
liut 1 (truck one chord of iiiuhIc,
IJke the sound of a great Amen.
It flooded the crimson twilight,
Like the close of an ante I psalm.
And tt lay on my fev-rrU spirit,
With a touch of Infinite calm.
It quieted pain and soirow,
Like love overcoming strife,
And It eeemd the harmonious echo
From our discordant life.
It linked all perplexed meaning's
Into one perfect peace,
And trembled away into alienee.
As If It were loath to cease.
I have sought, but I seek It vainly.
That one lout chord divine,
Which came from the soul of the
And entered Into mine.
It may be that Death's bright angel
Will speak in that chord agsln;
It li.ay be that only in heaven
I ishall hear that grand Amen.
Adelaide A. Proctor.
From the Sunday School Times: Jo-
seph hud tamed live cents. He had
wanted a nickel for many days, and the
moment this one touched his nnscrs he
started down the plank walk that led to
the village store, where Mr. Lane sold
everything one could wish for. All at
once the nickel flew out of Joseph's
hand and rolled Into one of yie crack
ebtwetn the plunks.
"Oh-h!" cried Joseph.
Me kneeled down quickly and tried to
reach the nickel, but his fingers were
too plump; so he got two small stleks
and poked and poked, but the nickel
only rolled along, and Joseph was
afruld he would poke It further under
one of the heavy planks, where no
one could get It until they were taken
"Oh, dear!" he sighed, "I wish m
lingers weien t so fat.
"Mine are thin," said a quiet little
voice bock of Joseph.
The little boy looked around and
there was the thinnest, poorest look
log little girl he ever saw.
"I'l help you," she said.
For a moment Joseph almost wanted
to put both hands over the ploce where
the nickel had gone down. This I1UW.
girl looked so poor and ragged he waa
half afraid she would want to steal bis
precious bit of money.
"My nngers are thin," she said again
Joseph looked at them. They were
very thin Indeed. He began to feel so
sorry for the little girl that he got up
and stood beside her. he thought
that meant she might help, and be
cause she had a kind little heart and
loved to help anyone, she knell down
and tried to press her two very tiniest
lingers Into the crack between the two
At last she pressed the nickel be
tween them, but the space was so small
she could not draw her fingers up with.
out dropping the money. The sun was
very hot and there was no shade in
that r'aee, but the thin little girl
worked away patiently. Two or three
times she almost rescued the five-cent
piece, then tt would slip into the crack
"I'm afraid we can't get It," said
Joseph, looking dolefully on. "I was
glong to buy a hall. Mine's lost and 1
feel kinder lonesome without apy ball."
"I'll try again," said the thin little
She did try again, and again and
again. The hot sun was shining fierce
ly down and, all of a sudden, a dread
ful thing happened. The thin little girl
gave a low moan and fell down white
and limp. She had fainted.
"Oh, dear!" cried Joseph; "oh, dear
Blowly the little girl opened her eyes.
She hud come back from the faint very
When the oould speak, she alrl,
weakly: "Here's your money. 1 did get
And there, sure enough, was the
nickel out of the crack.
liut It made you sick to do It," said
Joseph. "It's too hot here; come Into
the shade and rest. There! It's cooler
cere. You feel better, don't you?"
"Yes. said the thin little girl. "It
wasn't all getting your money that
made me faint. I 'most always do when
there ain't anytihng for breakfast."
"Visn't there anything for break
fant this morning?" asked Joseph In
The little girl shook her head.
"And haven't you had anything to
eat this morning?"
"No. there wasn't anything," said the
Utile girl simply.
Joseph lootd at her for two whole
minutes. Then he said: "Say, will you
wait here while I go and spend my
The little girl nodded.
"It's cool here," she said, "and I'm
Away went Joseph as fast as his feet
could carry him down the plank walk
again. Hut this time he held the nickel
much tighter, and was soon In Mr.
Lane's store tapping It against the
"A nlcelT' said Mr. l-ane, smiling ai
Joseph. "I suppose that meuns an
other ball-doesn't It?"
"No," said Joseph, looking longingly
at the balls, "not today."
"Why not," asked Mr. I-ane. "I
thought you were the boy who was al
ways lonesome without ball. Here
you've been looking at these balls ev
ery day for two weeks and wishing"
liut Joseph was In a hurry.
"No; I want two of those two-cent
buns and a banana, Mr. Lane," he In
terrupted so seriously that Mr. Lane
gave them at once In a big paper bag.
Joseph ran back down the plunk
walk and Mr. Lane thought it all so
queer he went around to his other win
dow. from which he could see a long
way down the plank walk, and watched
Joseph. When he saw the little boy go
to the thin little girl under the tree and
make her eat the buns and the banana,
Mr. Lane thought It all so queer that
he slipped the card which said Will
be back In five minutes" into Its plane
on the door, and, closing the store,
walked down the plank walk to see
about it Joseph was bringing a tin
cup of water from the town pump when
Mr Lane came up, for Joseph was the
kind of a boy to give a little friend the
best breakfast possible.
"Having a lunch?" said Mr. Lane.
"He didn't oughter spend his nickel
for me," said the little girl. 1 dldn t
mean ter faint."
"Hhe fnlnled 'muse she worked so
hard out in the hot sun helping me get
my nickel out of a crack." explained
,0rftP wasn't hla fault." said the thin
little girl, eagerly. "I 'moat always
faint sometimes when there don t be
anything to eat at our houae. It aln t
fc MfTlli'na was a Tory tender-hearted
Ha turnea ewer iw
cMldrm and rubr-H his mm. id n'i
eyes IH.IU w till h hitii.lkeirhlrf.
"W. II. my lltu- .-in." he s il I. "I
think there ie tu. (Jeo.e In w-;
own SHU Will Ke I ul I .ere is .;...
thing to eat In your hou se every riuy!"
.ii.O when j.i. ljne fald tl.iii. (
t.it ant that tl.e thin little Kirl i d
never go hungry again. It m-ant tha
ne was to be Ju ,l sue. h a friend us ii.
i liild and her mo'liT needed. It menu
that because IH little owner had b e:.
generous josepu's nickel hud broug...
mu-h comfort to the little gill who
had helped him.
As the days went by and Joseph st I:
looked longingly at the balm In the
store window without being able to buy
one, Mr. Lane said: "Well, Jos ph.
perhaps you are sorry, after all, that
you didn't spend your nickel for a ball
"No. I'm not," replied Joseph, stout
ly, "I'm pretty lonesome without a
ball, but that little girl was lots more
lonesome without any breakfast. I'll
get a ball some day!"
And, sure enough, he did.
HOW THOlXiHTLESS WOMEN IN
Consumption Is actually Invited by
girls and women who do not know, or
who, knowing, will not exert themseivex
ever fu little to do battle with and con
quer the dread dine;ise.
The girl or woman who stands and
thousands of them do with shoulders
contracted and cramped chest, will be
the woman with narrow and crampe-'
L'nlea you give your lungs room
they cannot expand, and if you wili
not help to expand them by ptandlnp
erect and breathing properly they wll
present a congenial soil for the germ
and will waste Just as a plant or any
other living thing will do when depriv
ed of air and ventilation and room to
spread and grow.
On the other hand, the girl who
learns how to breathe properly and
treats her precious lungs with some
consideration can, In many cases, even
where there Is an Inherited tendency
to weak lungs, fight the good light
and come out ahead of the demon con
sumption. Learn how to breathe, girls. Learn
how to stand and walk. Don't breathe
with your mouth open.
Girls to whom I have said this have
sometimes replied: "But I can't breathe
at all If I keep my mouth closed. J
This Is not so, unless there Is some
stoppage of the nasal passage. In such
a cae the aid of a throat specialist Is
Hut, except for some such obstruc
tion, you may be sure that you won't
suffocate, even though It may be at
first an effort for you to keep your
I assure you no effort of the will ever
can actually stop your breathing.
At the same time by an effort of
your will you can Increase the force
and depth of both your inspirations and
expirations, and if you persevere In
lung exercises you will be surprised to
see In how short a time the chest cav
ity will enlarge, giving your lungs a
place to expand In, and for the rest
of your life securing plenty of space
for your vital organs.
To prove what you can do In expan
sion, stand erect, throw your shoulders
back, arms at sides. Now foreeilI the
air that you possibly can out of your
lungs, expiring a3 deeply as possible.
The best way for the beginner to
accomplish this Is to breathe In first all
that the lungs can hold, and then
breathe out all that you can. Measure
the circumference of your cheat as you
terminate the expiration or breathing
Put this measurement down In your
little note book with the date. Now
take In all the air your lungs can hold
and measure again. Make a record of
this forced expiration and Inspiration.
Practice taking fifty deep breaths
dally, twenty-five In the mornlg and
twenty-five before going to bed.
At the end of one month take meas
urements again and you will b cct.At
Ished at the Improvement.
OUT LTV OR NOT GUILTY?
Ta .Tame Hrennan a victim of cir-
sumstantlul evidence? For nearly H
years he has been Imprisoned In tl.e
Colorado penitentiary. In 186 he was
convicted of murder and given a sen
tence of twenty-five years. He has
Just renewed his application tor a. par
don and hopes to be out of prison by
March 17. 19'). in time to celebrate his
r.,ni..ih v.lrthihiv He has written to
the governor of Colorado as follows:
"I was 2fi years old when I entereil
his place, and now I Ri going on 40.
t,.rinrr uii ihcap fourteen vears I have
served for a crime I know absolutely
,.ti,iw hnnt I have never been re
ported once for violation of the prison
rules, anil nave aocepieu me uijuiw'.r
of having to spend the best part of my
life behind these walsl as gracefully
as an Innocent man could."
James Hrennan and M. L. HollcnbecK
vere convicted of the murder of an un
inown man near Hallda in 1SX5. The
,-lctlrn was on his way from there to
advllle. and was found dead beside
he Itlo Grande tracks with his pockets
Ifled and his money gone.
Hrennan and Hollenbeck were In the
,'lolnlt y and were arrested. The evl-
nce at the trial being of a purely
rcumatantlal nature, they were con
l.ttnl rt mil nler In the second degree.
oth prisoners have steadfastly maln
. u,..,i thole Innocence during the whole
tl.nu huuu -M.n (nr-nrcernted. Hol
lenbeck brooded so over the prospect of
remaining In prison all his life that he
became melancholy, and was adjudged
Insane and Bent to Pueblo. The board
of Pardons Is having great difficulty In
Investigating the case of Hrennan, as
every person Interested In the arrest
and trial, even the Judge and Jury, have
either died or removed from the state.
SMALLEST HOItSH IN 'AMERICA.
Bernhardt Kaiser of 3W) South Fourth
Btreet. "Milwaukee, Wis.. owns tha
smallest horse in America, possibly In
the world. It weighs .IB pounds and Is a
native of Japan. Hhe for It Is a mare
meaures Just 23 Inches from hoof to
withers, and 2fl Inches from her ears to
the root of her tall. Her father was a
very small Shetland stallion and her
mother was a dwarf Japanese pony,
which are favorite household pets In
the land of the Mikado.
Mr. Kaiser keeps his little pet In a
small enclosure In one of the back
. hiit hnuA and feeds It largely
on milk, though It has long passed the
age of weaning, being two and a half
years old. The horse Is not deformed
In any way, and Is a perfect specimen
of the' qulno genus on a small scale.
It Is an affectionate and playful little
animal, but shows Its resentment
against any one Interfering with Its
comfort bv kicking out with It hind
heels, Just as If It wa.i a big horse and
could do some damage.
The little horse looks smaller than
the smallest goat, and la hardly the
site of a setter dog. It la perfoctly
healthy and aeema to enjoy lire better
than Ita larger brethren who are oblig
ed to toll for their oata. Mr. Kaiser
ssyi It la an Intelligent animal, but
!.. it data not understand any lan
guage accept Japanese.
In the world there are several small
republics, but about them to little Is
known that not one person In a thou
sand could tell you anything about
them, yet each is a little kingdom of
itself, with a president and council, to
govern state affairs, and Its own par
ticular trials and troubles to worry
the people. One of them, surprising
to say, is within the border of the
United States, In the state of North
REPUBLIC OP TAVOLARA.
The smallest republic in the world, so
far aa population Is concerned, Tavo
lara, and Island about five miles long,
with an average width of a little more
than half a mile, located a dozen miles
to the northeast of Sardinia, The to
tal population of the republic does not
exceed sixty, but they elect a presi
dent every six years, and a council of
six members, all of whom serve the
state without pay. Both men and wo
men vote. The republic was founded In
In 1838 King CharleB Albert of Sar
dinia granted the island of Tavolara
to a family of the name of Bartoleonl,
but in les sthan half a century the In
habitants threw off the yoke of mon
archy and took to themselves the right
to be governed by themselves. This
little war did not harm the world, and
was quite a peaceful one. King Paul
I reigned until 1882, and on his death
bed requested that none of his kin
should succeed to the throne, and as
no one claimed the honor, four years
later the people decided to draw up a
constitution, and Tavolara has been a
very successful little republic since.
Twelve years ago its independence
was recognized by Italy, and, it is to be
presumed, other powers would have
recognized It also If they had known
Of Its existence. The inhabitants live
principally by fishing and raising fruit
and vegetables. They fear no sudden
invasion, for they dispense with any
army and navy; and presumably in
cose of need would rely upon the en
tire population to uphold the freedom
of the country.
REPUBLIC OP GOUST.
Very few people have heard of the
existence of the republic of Goust,
which Is situated on the flat top of a
mountain In the basses Pyrenees, South
of France. It has an area of one and
a quarter square miles, and a popula
tion of 140; so that, as regards size,
It can fairly claim to be the smallest
republic In the world. It is an older re
public than the United States, having
been In existence since 1648, and enjoys
the distinction of being recognized by
both Spain and France.
The president Is elected from an elder
college, consisting of twelve peasants,
who are chosen every twelve years by
the people. The president Is also tax
collector, assessor and Judge. If his de
cisions are displeasing to the people
they appeal to the Bishop of Laruns,
In the Spanish parish down the moun
tain Bide, and what the bishop says Is
law. Goust has no church or clergy
men, the people worshiping In churches
beyond the limits of their country.
Neither have they any burial ground,
and when a death occurs among them
the body Is taken to a cemetery in the
valley below. In this valley, too, all
the baptisms and marriages take place.
THE QUALLA RESERVE.
There Is a perfectly organized repub
lie In the western part of North Caro
lina, but although It Is practically in
dependent of both state and national
government. It has never been recog
nized by foreign powers, although Its
Independence Is acknowledged by the
American government at Washington.
This little republic Is known aa the
Qualla Reserve, the home of about 1,000
of the Cherokee Indians.
It consists of a tract of land extend
ing to about eighty square miles of
rich valley land. The president of the
little republic is elected every four
years years and receives a salary of
$.,00 a year. When at wasnington on
the republic's business he receives $5
a day extra. None but a Cherokee of
more than $35 years of age is eligible
for the position. When the chief is
absent his duties are performed by an
assistant chief, a member of the na
tional council, who receives a salary of
t'liiO per year.
The chief's cabinet is made up of
three secretaries, and the council of
congress comprises two delegates from
every hundred members of the tribe.
Although the chief possesses the veto
power he cannot act In any matter of
public policy without the consent of the
council. No one can hold office who
denies the existence of God, or of hea
ven and hell, and the constitution pro
vides for the maintenance of a public
school in which both the Cherokee and
the English languages are taught. The
Indian citizens of the Qualla reserve
are all law-abiding and industrious,
and nearly all are regular attendants
at the Baptist or Methodist church.
REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO.
The republic of San Marino In Cen
tral Italy, Is perhaps the best known
of these tiny republics. Its territory
covers about thirty-three square miles
and the population numbers about
8.500 souls. This miniature state was
founded In the fourth century by St.
Marlnus, who, having embraced Chris
tianity, fled here to escape the perse
cution under Diocletian. The capital,
San Marino. Is on the crest of a moun
tain over 2,000 feet high, and has a
population of 1,200. It Is one of the
most picturesque places In the world,
being perched on perpendicular cliffs.
The republic Is governed by a legis
lature senate of sixty members, elected
for life. From this body Is elected the
council of twelve, which, with a legal
adviser, decides all questions. Two
captains-regent, elected every six
months, represent the state, which also
has Its home secretary. Its minister of
foreign affairs, Its chancellor of the ex
chequer, Its army of 950 men and a
regular budget, nan Marino is proua
of her antiquity, and has many courl.
ous customs. By treaty with Italy, the
republic receives a certain proportion
of the Italian customs revenue, but ex.
acts no customs on her borders. She
also agrees not to grow tobacco, but Is
allowed to Import It duty free.
In order to avoid the capyrlght diffi
culties there la no printing press In
San Marino, and when the mall ar
rives at Borgo a bell Is rung, and those
Inhabitants who have their dwellings
up on the cliffs have to descend to get
their letters, for owing to the primi
tive state of affairs the postman never
ascends the rock. Another curious fact
Is that the commlrsnry or Judge and
the physician must both be strangers,
and are paid out of the public purse.
REPUBLIC OP ANDORRA.
The small half-French and half
Bpanlah republic of Andorra, which Ilea
In an almoat Inaccessible valley In tha
eastern Pyrenees, poaaeasea a charter
of rights, dating from Chartemange In
7M. There la but one way of getting
to Andorra from France, and that la by
tha rlvar Bollra. The population It
LIB WITH JOHN BROWN.
Madison, Wla (Bpcrlal.) The forti
eth anlversary of the raid on Harpr'
Ferry by John Brown fell on last Mon
day, and Dr. Orln Grant Llbby of the
University of Wisconsin, who has Just
returned from the east, has an In
teresting story to tell of his connection
with the raid No. 2 as he calls it the
removal of the bones of the men who
fell with Brown in his Ill-starred at
tempt upon the Institution of slavery,
and their relntenr.ent beside those ol
their chief In the Adirondack moun
tains. It Is a piece of historic Justice,
Dr. Llbby says, which should long ago
have been carried out. Dr. Libby was
first moved to take a hand In the affair
by his meeting in Washington with Dr.
Thomas J. Featherstone, who has made
a thorough study of the famous raid
with all the causes, Incidents, and re
sults surrounding, and who has the
largest collection of John Brown relics
and memorabilia In the country. When
he confided to Dr. Libby that he had
long purposed transferring the remains
of the "Ossawatamle's" men to the side
of their leader, the latter offered to
render what assistance lay In his power.
Plans were drawn up then and there
and, with the aid of Captain El J.
Hall, also of Washington, the second
raid on Harper's Ferry was underta
ken and proved more successful than
the one Immortalized In song.
Every schoolboy Is familiar with the
story of John Brown. It was on Oc
tober 16, 1859, that, with only twenty,
two associates, of whom six were ne
groes, he made the famous raid that
immortalized him and gave him a place
In the temple of the heroic. His hope
that by making a bold stroke he would
rally the negroes of Virginia to his sup
port and thus secure their liberation
shows the high courage and child-like
faith of the visionary. In July or mat
year he rented a farm house about six
miles from Harper's Ferry, and here
he laid the plans of his campaign. It
is a matter of familiar history how he
captured the arsenal and armory, only
to be overcome the next day by a de
tachment of United States troops un
der the command of Robert E. Lee, who
was later to figure bo conspicuously in
the great struggle which this attack
precipitated. Of the twenty-two men
who accompanied Brown, ten were kill
ed, seven hanged, and five escaped,
Brown himself being hanged at
Charleston December 2, 1859, and his
body buried at his old farm home near
North Elba, N. Y.
USED IN COLLEGE.
Two of the bodies, those of Watson
Brown and Anderson, were taken to
Winchester college ana used for ana
tomical purposes. When Winchester
college waa burned during the war,
Watson Brown's body waa carried
away, and forf many years It remain
ed in the hands of an Indian physician.
In the early 80s it was restored to John
Brown's widow and burled by the Bide
of hla father. Of the other eight bo
die, six were dumped Into boxes and
buried like cattle, and two were burled
without coffins. The bodies were taken
nearly a mile out of town and burled
on the sloping bank of the Shenandoah
river. The graves remained unmark
ed, and every spring the water and Ice
washed over them for forty years, till
it waa generally supposed every vestige
of them had been washed away. Dr.
Feathenstone discovered the graves
some time ago.
Drs. Featherstone and Llbby and
Captain Hall went about their preper
atlons for removal secretly, in order to
avoid publicity and hindrance. Per
mission was secured from John Browns
two surviving daughters In California
and his sister In Michigan for the bur
ial of the bones In the Brown family lot
at North Elba, Leave was then se
cured of the owners of the land con
taining the graves for the exhumation.
Armed with the proper authority, the
little party then set out early Satur
day morning, July 29. After a little
random digging they came upon the
remnants of the rude coffins. These had
collapsed, and but little was left of the
bodies they once held. Only the femurs
and shin bones were well preserved,
but by the clothing found the remains
of Oliver Brown were distinguished.
The remains were carefully gathered
up and placed in a trunk, and before
noon Dr. Llbby was on his way to
New York with them.
CEREMONY AT THE FUNERAL.
On the day of the funeral the re
mains were taken to the old Brown
farm, under a military escort of the
Twenty-sixth United States Infantry at
Plattsburg. Several hundred persons
were present to witness the ceremonies.
The principal address was delivered by
the Rev. Joshua Young of Groton,
Mass., a veritable patriarch, who had
the distinction of preaching the funeral
sermon over John Brown forty years
ago. Addresses were also delivered by
Colonel Richard Hinton of Brooklyn,
Bishop Potter of New York, Whitelaw
Held, and Captain James Holmes, a
survivor of the raid, and who fired the
first shot In that memorable affair. The
members of the Eppf family, a colored
family brought to New York over the
underground railroad by John Brown,
San Francisco Chronicle: Admitting
that something should be done to pro
tect healthy people from the ravages
of a scourge which counts its victims
by hundreds where smallpox, yellow fe
ver, cholera and the black plague count
theirs by tens, the fact remains that
there are betetr ways than by Isolating
the state. Why not Isolate the con
sumptive patients? A physician who
opposes the proposed law for quaran
tine against them suggests the estab
lishment In various parts of the state
of sequestered sanitariums to which all
;he tuberculosis people who propose to
remain here must go for treatment
until cured, deceased, or ready to move
away. We do not doubt that such
places, If they afforded scientific treat
ment for tuberculosis, would be self-
supporting, even though the Indigent
poor were committed to them along
with the well-to-do, who could meet
the fixed charges. The arrangement
would separate our own consumptives
from the healthy public, satisfy outside
patients who want and ought to hnve
the benefit of our climate and Inflict no
persecution upon the ordinary tourist
or immigrant. The end could be rench.
ed by a law compelling all physicians
under penalty to report cases of tu
berculosis under their care, and the
courts to grant the necessary entrance
papers to the public sanatoria. It Is
not necessary for us to work out the
details of such a proposal, but they
would not be difficult to put Into prac
tical shape, once the general scheme
had beer! adopted.
But no quarantine at the state line)
No meddlesome Interference with
travelers! No Chinese exclusion laws
against our fellow citizens! No perse
cution of Invalids who coma here to
prolong their llvaa, and who. If pro
perly sequestered, may be abla ta da
so without Imperiling aura.
BOMB LATB INVENTIONS.
A New York wamaa haa patented a
shirtwaist attachment which aeeurely
holds a skirt In pbu, comprising a
metal plate ta be screwed ta tha waist
at the right height to receive a pair of
hooks attached to the apposite flaps
of the skirt.
Electricity is used to eperate the type
abrs of a new typewriter, which has a
magnet set In position ta operate the
levers when the keys are depressed a
short distance, making It unnecessary
to force the key down far the full
Children will And much pleasure in
a new go-cart which has a pair of
oscillating levers attached to the sides
of the seat, with rods leading to the
front wheels for attachment on the
spokes, wherey the operation of tlu
levera turns the wheels and propels the
An improved feed hag for feeding
horses on the street Is attached to the
collar Instead of ta the bridle, allow
ing the animal to move its head freely,
the hoop which carries the bag having
an extension at the rear which can be
secured to the collar for use.
Brakemen will appreciate a new car
attachment to aid them in passing
from one car to another, comprising a
sliding extension secured by springs
to the end of the running board, with
a lever on top of the car to extend the
board across the space between the
A ring caee has been patented by a
Michigan man for the storage of finfei
rings, cleaning them automatically as
they are slipped Into place, the round
standard and screw-cap having sur
faces of abrading and polishing mater
ial which act on the two sides of the
ring as the case is closed.
A westerner haa designed a laprobe
holder for use on carriages, which
keeps the robes tucked up without the
necessity of touching them with the
hands, a pair of U-shaped springs be
ing pivoted in the wagon box to swing
Into position on either side of the oc
cupants of the carriage.
By the use of a new key old railroad
spikes can be used In old spike holes,
the key being formed of a strip of
spring steel crimped along a portion of
its length, to press alternately on the
spike and the side of the hole, thus
binding the epike in place.
With the aid of a new trousers guard
the bottoms of the trousers may be se
curely held In a folded position around
the ankles ,a piece of spring wire being
bent double, with one end inserted In
the fold and the other slipped under
to grip the two parts togeter.
TALK ABOUT WOMEN.
Miss Floretta Vlnlng of Hull, Mass.,
owns nine newspapers. They came to
her by her father's will and she over
looks the running of them herself.
Miss Alice de Rothschild, who was
recently naturalized in England, was
sincerely devoted to her brother, the
late Baron Nathaniel and inherited a
large life interest In his Immense for
tune. The lady is very clever and a
Mrs. Emma Louise Hitchcock, wife
of Prof. Hitchcock of Washington, Is
organizing an expedition which she will
lead to the famous Cocos island to hunt
the fabled 30,00,W treasure suposed
to be burled there. Mrs. Hitchcock is
is already a wealthy woman.
Miss Jane Gatman, who made a long
distance bicycle record, and Mrs. Jane
Lindsay, who smashed the record.have
publicly "kissed and made P-" It
this means they are going to let the
record stay where it Is, the general
public will forgive this display of emo
tion. A very charming little woman is
Tama, the Jaanese wife of Sir Edwin
Arnold. She has somewhat the air of
a Parlslenne, but mingled with It all
is the dainty grace peculiar to the wo
manhood of the land of flowers. Lady
Arnold speaks her husband's native
tongue with fluency, If with a foreign
accent, and her English letters show
how wonderfully she has been able to
adapt herself to the English mode of
thought and expression.
Ladysmlth, the town upon which the
eyes of the world are now turned, gets
Its pretty name from Lady bmlth, wife
of Sir Harry Smith, who years ago was
a prominent British official in South
Africa. Harrismlth, a town Just over
the boundary In the Orange Free State,
was likewise named for Sir Harry.
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Rev. Dr. S. M. Haskins of Williams
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than nearly any other clergyman ha
the country. For sixty years he haa
been rector of St. Mark's Episcopal
Father Ignatius of the Angllcaa
church announces his intention to re
tire Into "lajn;ommunlon,'""because tba
"archbishops and bishops, while they
tolerate any species of heresy or unbe
lief, are energetic In suppressing Cath
olic worship to gratify Ignorant, god
less bigots; and even forbid license ta
be used during the eucharistic offering;
though God' himself commands It"
Rev. Theodore K Cuyler In an article
In the Watchman entitled, "Why Not
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I will defy any minister to do any
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the homes and the households are nur
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from $500 to $100,000, totaling the sun
of $247,460. Besides this sum individ
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versitles and colleges were announced.
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