Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, September 17, 1903, Image 5

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Apoplexy and Speechmaking.
II K sudden death of a prominent physician
from apoplexy while making a speech falls to
mind similar case showing the relation of ex
tra drain excitation to the stroke. A notable
sud startling example' was that of the late Sec
retary Windom, who fell during a post pran
dial -pi . , ii and In the midst of an unfinished sentence.
Henry Oeorge died also san af"r an tinusnal menial
strain iti conducting a political campaign. Several clergy
men have been stricken In like maimer while occupying
their pulpits.
Theo and other instances go to prove that apoplexy 1
common accident with brain workers, and that under cer
tain elivimii-t.im-es, and when the mind Is ready for the
explosion, the slightest exelting cause often invites Die
fatal result. It If then the last straw that determines the
unfavorable balance.
A plausible ronton for the- conditions is that the brains
of such individuals are worked disproportionately and show
degenerative changes earlier than the other vital organ.
This jiorllon of the anatomy liven faster and grows old
more rapidly. The proof of a contrary proposition I that
afforded by the ordinary laborer, who, unless a whisky
drinker, seldom die of the brain lesion In question. It
baa been truly sail that a person is as old as his arteries,
and the vessels of an active brain are always the first to
fee! the influence of the extra wear and tear. Recoming
hardened and brittle, an nndiie blood pressure ruptures
them, and the stroke Is more or less complete according to
the region of the brain involved. New York Herald.
The Partnership of Business.
OltK neonle ntnv eonirrntiilHte themselves that
JT 11"'' ear break up the business of an employer
if w I to wnom """J" Bl'e hostile, but they ought to
reHiize inai iney cannoi uo mat wunoui cor
respondingly hurting themselves. Ruslness Is
a Joint and mutual affair between employers
nd employes, and any disaster to the partner who pays
the wages, that Is. the employer, must also recoil upon the
employes. It is nipoRSiblc to separate the mutual Interests
In such a case. A Reason of Industrial depression will bear
heavily upon the wage-workers, whose earnings may be
cut off. It will take a long time for labor and capital to
learn that their Interests are mutual, and only after tre
mendous business convulsions, attended by enormous losses
to capital and untold suffering to labor, will they learn
enough to get together, but they must finally come to this.
New Orleans Picayune.
Season of Drownings.
THK season's drownings have begun. As summer ail
varices the lakeside and seaside, resorts doubtless will
add their customary scores to the deatli lis! -a ghast
ly roster made up year after year by person who.
-nine out of ten. lose their lives needlessly.
More drownings are to be attributed to vanity than to
any other cause. Young men, and some not young, arc
eager to display their skill and strength by swimming out
long distances, and when fatigue or a cramp comes they
are unable to make shore, and parish, ol'or swimmers,
male and female, can insure themselves absolutely against
danger by putting on a pneumatic collar. It Is not pretty,
but no one wearing It can sink.
The deadly "boating accident" Is due. The rash fool
who does not know how to manage a boat, but goes boating
nevertheless, and the humorous fool who plays practical
jokes afloat to frighten the girls, are responsible for most
of the capsizing. No way to abate them suggests Itself
eveept to prosecute and send to Jail an occasional survivor
when It can be done. The parent who will allow his daugh
ter to go sailing without being sure of the ability of the
man In charge to handle a boitf is to be classed among
the foids, too a fool whose terrible grief w hen disaster
follows is a punishment worse tb.'in death.
A little good sense, n little prudence, would save hun
dreds of lives yearly, but good sense and prudence hit not
liow tbc Venezuelan Supreme Court
Jit-lac Were Removed,
Stephen Konsal contributes an article
to the North American Review en
tilled 'Castro: A Latln-Amerlcnn
Tjpe." The career of the president
-of Veiii7.uela, strange as It has been,
Is, according to Mr. Konsal, not unu
sual, for hardly a year passes but In
one or other of the so-called South
America:! republics s brigand chief
proclaims himself dictator. The ac
count which Mr. P.onsal gives of Cas
tro's life, the opportunities that came
In his way, the shrcwdm- with which
He availed himself of them, his rise to
power, and his method of government.
Is Interesting, but not such as would
lead a reader to deslr- earm-stly to
reside In I lie republic of which Casfro
Is head. If Mr. Konsal lo not mis
taken the president of Venezuela fakes
a view of the purposes of the Monroe
doctrine which would not appeal to
many Americans.
Of Castro's domination of the law
courts Mr. Honsul says:
'Castro's relations wllh (he Judiciary
have been equally dictatorial. How
likely the justices of the Supreme
court ore to restrain his illegal acis
may appear from the following Inci
dent: In the fall of 10O1 the chief
Justice and his associates, In the per
formance of their duties as prescribed
by law, Hindu their anuual visit fo the
Kotunda, or general prison In Caracas.
Among the other scandalous conditions
which they brought to light were the
following: Over 100 prisoners were
In Jail, held upon an executive ordiT
only aud not by due process of law.
Of 1hos who had been properly com
inltUd MOO were absent, having bought
their way out. The chief Justice, a
worthy man who had been appointed
by Andrude, proposed to demand an
Investigation, although none of bis n
mielatea would sustain him. However
before he had taken any action a par
agraph revealing the condition found
appeared In Kl I'rigotiero, a fugitive,
truth-Idling paper, long since sup
piesd. On the following tnwrnlng
the tribunal was Invaded by oldlers
and h military commission declared
the court dissolved. A few hours later
ll th j" rewired curt IXXtre
of I heir removal from offlce. Evtn
aV m
I I dletlc
I I grain Is
T would
the will of a Legislature Which the assassins controlled.
The very last man in Europe to admit that a regicide, In
any circumstances, is no crime, the Czar1 of Russia, was yet
the very first to congratulate without reserve Hie man who
came through regicide to be monarch of Servla. This was
very strange.-New York Times.
the bar of Caracas was aroused and It
was resolved that no member of the
Har Association should accept the
posts that had been vacated In this
summary manner; however, the neces
sary quota of scamps was secured and
(he Supreme court resumed business.
It 1b to this tribunal, I 'may point out
In passing, that the powers declined to
submit their claims, greatly amusing
the Ire of the American editor thereby,
though at the same time they secured
Hie approval of rVrfy American resi
dent In Venezuela."
V'aat Amount of I'erlqne Tobacco Hold,
but Only Utile Kaiacd.
"Speaking of tobacco consumption,"
said a diligent user of the 'weed who
knows a few things alut the busi
ness, "ir Initiation is the slncerest flat
tery In rythlng, then Louisiana
perlque t, o occupies a singularly
enviable p... , ion in the world of mild
narcotic pbusures. The annual pro
duction of the famous brand of to
bacco Is between 40,000 and fXMXiO
pounds, . the total production of tho
world famous vacherles of Ht. Jamca
parish. Yet It Is of record, accord ng
to the statement of a (irummcr who
was recently in N'ew Orleans, that his
house uses 2i,ooo pounds of pcrique
tobacco a j ear as an Ingredient of one
of the 'perhiue mixtures' suppllisl to
the smoking public of America. Where
I he pi Horn- comes from tho drummer
d a-k not know, but he knows that his
house last year sold perhpie mixture
in volume snlHeleut to account for the
disposal of four or five times the pro
line: Ion of the genuine pcrhlie crop.
The tern 'pcrl'iue crop,' however,
Is n misnomer, fo- ,eriiiie ml nc o Is
not a nntur.it product, bet man fac
tuied. A particular tobacco I- n ,wn
and then treated especially, wl h ihe
ivseli of what Is cominerclu'ly known
is p riHe. Hie - ninny lnil:a::ons
villi which the public are supplied
aie, It Is said by evperia, virtually the
xt, in in quality and flavor, though, not
the SMlie us pulque III either tho orig
inal natural leaf nor In process of ma
nipulation Into marketable ways, act-tic
acid ln-lng used by seine commercial
boust-s, whereas Ihe genuine perhiue
Is not snl-Jecied to the Influence of any
forelpli inaittr whatever." New Or
leans Tlima Peinorrat.
plentiful, and the desire for pleasure Is strong In the young.
The duty Is Imposed on their elders to be watchful for
them. -Chicago American.
fine f'o'ir .and . nentUtry.
lit' r..Uan ,,,111 I,.,- I,,. I, ,1.1, .,1,1. i;mlnle,.i1 fh
mill t,,m iiiiiiiuimuij uiiuiuiouiru iuw
value of our bread. The entire wheat
of value; the husk (which Is a valuable
iniesiiuai stimulant), the brown exterior, ana
the white central core. Except ror certain
Invalids, while bread is an indefensible absurd
ity. Heifer Is brown bread, consisting of all but the husk,
and best Is a whole meal bread, assuming such to be ob
tainable. The deficiency of salts in white bread Is uuqucs
ilonably related to the deterioration -also familiar to our
readers In the national teeth. We may Illustrate this by
an argument from Sir Thomas I.nuder Ilrutoni. -Why has
America the cleverest dentists?" Answer: "I Seen use she
has the best flour mill makers." The better the mill is,
the finer the Hour, the poorer the bread, the worse the
teeth, and the better the dentists. Perfectly simple.-Ixm-don
Education and Business.
T may as well be admitted that college train
ing doesn't teach a man to keep books or to
Sell goods. What education aims to do is to
educate to develop the man, to awaken him
to the problems of the world, to widen his hori
zon. There Is no danger that not enough
attention shall be given to commercial development. Iiul
there Is a possibility that the business man may become
narrowed to his task and fail to take an interest iu the
world of Ideas about him. Education ought not to prevent
a man from acquiring the necessary details of business.
And It ought to make him a more valuable citizen. That
most successful business men believe tills Is shown by the
fact that they are sending their sous to college. Kansas
City Star. '
What Schools Cost.
IT is probably not generally known that the United
States spends annually on elementary education about
$227,000,000 the exact figures for J 000-1001 were, accord
ing to the report of the United States Oommisisoner of
Education, $220,01 :!,2.'!iS. Kurope spent during the same
period approximately $240,000,000. The enrollment In the
elementary schools of Kurope Is, however, In the neigh
borhood of 4.").hxi,oiK), while In the 1'niied States It Is not
much more than 10,000,000. although It Is Estimated that
there were in litol almost 22,OOO,uO0 children of school
going age in this country. Our yearly expenditure pet
pupil averages $22. .
Some profit may be gained from a comparison of the
amount spent yearly by representative American cities for
the maintenance and operation of their, public schools.
Xew York spent in a single year if !!i.7.':i,i;20; Chicago fol
lows with an oni lay of $8,2n,4!: Philadelphia's expendi
ture was 19,004; P.aston's, S.'l.dKt.OlO; Baltimore's, $1,.
417,302; Cleveland's $1.2"..'! I.", and Washington's $1,12.
!M0. N'ew Orli-.ins is at the end of the list wllh an expense
of only $47S,o2.".- Harper's Weekly.
Royalties and Regicides.
have been a strange thing'. Indeed, If
the crowned heads of Kurope had all agreed to
congratulate a new accession to their number
as having arrived "by the grace of Hod and the
will of the people" when lie notoriously did
arrive by the grace of a gang of assassins and
I'olinll Wed ill n k Costume.
There was a wedding In one of the
Polish colonies of this city on a re
cently rainy Sunday that while not ac
cording to the set rules and regula
tions for such events, was at least
unique In Its style, and might prove a
suggestion to the ultra-fashionable set,
who are ever In scorch for something
new and novel.
. According to the Polish custom tho
marriage ceremony usually occurs on
a Sunday, this being done to permit
the men to attend without losing any
time from their employment, while the
bride Is supposed to maintain Ihe
greatest secrecy concerning her wed
ding until she Is actually clad In her
wedding garments of thin white ami
bridal veil. Then she goes from house
to house, regardless of the. conditions
of the weather, and invites her friends
lo her wedding, which, of course, is
paying them n very pretty compliment.
Again, according to custom, nnd during
the course of the reception, a china
bowl Is placed In the center of tin
table, upon which the feast Is spread,
and each man whom the bride honors
with a waltz, understands that he Is
to throw with all his might nnd main
a silver piece Into this bowl, the ldti
being to break It; and the man who Is
so fortunate as to shatter the vessel. Is
entitled to the farewell dance, and a
kiss from the bride. While the cus
tom Is curious, It Is none the less prac
tical, as It Is not an Infrequent thing
for the newly-married couple to receive
three or more hundred dollars at their
wedding f ast. Washington Post.
Tall and Htiort .Month.'
Averages for the height of women
show that those born In summer and
a-utunin are talbf than those born In
pri'ff or winter. The fullest g'rls an
bom In August. As far as boys an
concerned, tho-e who first see the llglp
during autumn and wilder are not su
fall as those born lu spring and sum
nier. Those born In November an
the shortest; lu July the tallest.
Knit huh llensitjr.
Teacher Johnny, Wi,nt country ha
the densest population? " ' " . "
Johnny ICnglaml, unless the Ins
ollity of the Kngllslinian to tee' a Juki
lias been greatly exaggerated. Utlt'
more American.
The Akhoond of Swat.
What! What! What!
What's the news from Swat?
Sad news.
Bud news,
Comes by the cable led
Through the Indian ocean's bed.
Through the Persian Gulf the Ited
Sea, and the Med-
Iterraiiean he's dead,
The AUhoond is dead!
For the Akhoond I mourn;
. . Who wouldn't?
He strove tu disregard tin message
Hut he Akhoodn't.
Dead, dead, dead!
(Sorrow Swats!)
tfwnis, wlia hat- With Akhooinl IiIkI,
Swats, whom lit hath often led
(award to a gory bed,
Or to victory.
As Hie cas,. might be,
Sorrow. Swats!
Tears shed,
Shed tears like water;
Your great Akhoond is dead
That's Swats the matter.
.Mourn, City of Swat,
Your great Akhoond is not,
Mnt In in 'mid worms to rot,
His mortal part ulone; .-his soul was
ca light . t
(P.ecause he was a good Akhoond),
C) to the bosom of Mahound.
Though earthly walls his frame surround
(For ever hallowed be the ground!)
And sceptres ruoek the lowly mound,
j And xny. "He's now of no Akhoond!"
; His mid is in the skies
The azures skies that bend above his
I Metropolis of Swat.
He seen with larger, other eyes
Athwart all earihly mysteries
He knows what's Swat!
I.et Swat bury the great Akhoond
With a noise of irsourning and of lamen
tation! Let Swat bury the great Akhoond
With the noise of the mourning of the
Swatlish nation!
('alien is at length
lis lower of strength
Its sun is dimmed ere it had mooned;
Head lies the great Akhoond!
The, great Akhoond of Swt
Is not'!
(Jeorge T. Lanigan.
I.eedle Yowcob Strains.
I haf von funny leedle poy,
Vot gomes schust t.o mine knee;
Her queerest schap, dor crvatest rogue
As efi-r you dit see;
He runs, und scliumps, nnd sehmnshefl
In all harts off der house
But vot off dot? He fas mine son,
Mini- leedle Yaw cob Strauss.
lie gel der measles und der iniimbs,
t'nd eferyding dot's oudt;
He shills mine glass off lager bier,
Pools sell miff indo mine kraut;
He fills mine pipe mit Limbrrg cheese
Dot van der roughest chouse;
I'd duke dot vrom no oder hoy
lint leedle Yawcob Strauss.
He dakes der milk ban for H dhrum,
I'nil cuts mine cane In dwo,
To make der scliticks to Is-at it mit
Mine cracions. dot vos dnie!
1 dinks mine head vas schplit iibnrt,
Hi; kicks oup sooch a louse
Hut nefer mind, der boys vas few
Like dot young Yawcob Strauss.
He asks me questions sooch as dose:
Who haints mine nose so red?
Who vas it cuts dot scliuioodlh hlaee
Vrom der hair upon mine lied?
I'nd vhere de plaze goes vrom der lamp
Velie'er de glim I douse
How gan. I sll dose dings pggshlnin
To dot sclmiall Yawcob Slrauss?
1 soiinilinies dink I schall go villi
Mit snoeh a ffrazy poy,
l"nd vish ironce more I gould haf rest
t'nd heaceful dimes enshoy;
Kut veil lie vas ashleep in sh1.
So guiet n- a mouse.
I prays der Ixird, "Dake nnydings,
Kut leaf dot Yawcob Strauss."
Charles Pollen Adatns.
Campania Farm of Congressman Todd
the I.argrt Field in the World.
' There is a plot of ground In southern
Michigan which probably not many
generations ago formed pait of the
lake of that name. In course of time
It became a fresh-water swamp, ns
valueless a piece of property as might
be found. To-day It Is a prosperous,
fertile farm, upon which one of the
most Interesting Industries of the
world Is conducted on a large scale.
Hitch digging reclaimed this swamp,
snys the New York Times, the ditches
serving first as drains, later for Irri
gating purposes.
Cuuipaiilu farm,-as It has been nam
ed by Its owner, Congressman Todd,
is about two miles wide and Is ns
tint as a duck pond. - There are no
fences around It, but the ditches ore
laid wllh mill lieninl leal precision. At
the exact center of the farm are the
buildings, from which the whole Is
.opera led and 1n which live as many
;eople as are found lu many villages.
As the visitor draws near the farm
he sees stretching before lilin what
appears to be a lake of green, crinkly
leaves, which at nightfall Is covered
with a thick vnpor. He becomes con
clous of a smarting in the eyes nnd
t tingling sensation lu tile nose. .Mem
ories of the big peppermint drops and
tllcks of striped candy of childhood
pass through his iiilml.
He Is, In fact, entering the largest
mint Held In Ihe world, where la
raised most of the peppermint that la
i;i:ed,lu the iiianufiicture of oil for
Havering confections in the . United
Campun: farm is busy place. The
workmen all live ou the grounds. It
Is conducted on model plans. A large
boarding house accommodates 100
men, and Congressman Todd has a
summer house near by. There are Ice
houses, farm buildings, warehouses
and a library, and a clu broom for the
workmen. There is a barn which Is
said to be the largest in the world.
This barn solved one of the earliest
problems, and the most embarrassing
which confronted Mr. Todd when he
set out to conquer the swamp and re
claim It from the wastes and make it
useful. This was the question as to
what was to be done with the hun
dreds and later thousands of tons of
..mint hay ..after the oil-had .-been. -ex..
traded from it. He determined upon
an experiment. He purchased
acres of farm land In the northern
part of Michigan and put out to a
pasture a herd of 500 shorthorn cat
tle. In the fall the herd was brought
south and housed for the winter in the
big burn.
The experiment proved successful,
as the peppermint plants, are excel
lent fodder when dried. Resides there
was the advantage of giving employ
ment to the workmen in the winter
The barn is built on unique plans.
It is In the shape of a star, there be
ing half a dozen arms radiating from
a six-sided rotunda In the center.
Mint grows from roots similar to
hops and spreads by runners. The
entire ground is soon covered after
the roots are planted, and as soil
which is suitable for mint Is also good
for weeds a large crop of those must
be tirelessly extracted. After the sea
son, is well advanced and cultivation
is no longer practicable the weeding
is done by hand and the amount of
labor required is very large.
At harvest time the mint is combed
and carded in one direction- by
means of a powerful two-horse rake.
It Is full of snags and crinkles, like
a head of tousled hair. Mowers are
then run in the opposite direction and
the plants cut.
The best yield, In quality, comes
from the first year's crop, as the oil
is made from the leaves and the ten
der ends of the sterns, but 1 he second
aud third year's crops are said to be
the most profitable, ns they do not
need replanting, nor so much weeding.
Each fall the ground Is plowed six
inches deep and the crop comes with
out resetting. . &
Large Quantities of Rnppliea Needed
to Meet Demands.
Probably not one passenger In a hun
dred gives a thought lo the magnitude
of the catirlng done by the firms who
keep the pantries and storerooms of
ocean steamers stocked with l'ood
titulls. And yet the question of meals,
says tlu New York Times, is always
a vital one to travelers, and the quan
tity and quality of the food supplied
while one Is crossing the Atlantic in
terests ascetics as well as gourmets.
Recent Inquiries brought to light the
fact that tlie largest steamship afloat
uses 500 tons of food every month.
This enormous quantity is none too
much for hungry passengers and for
the crew, who alone number over ,500
individuals. The ocean steamships
contract with the caterers for a year's
supplies, stipulating that the provisions
must be of the best quality procurable.
One of these caterers is of a statis
tical turn of mind, and has figured out
that if It were incumbent upon him to
fill the storerooms of a modern ocean
liner witli foodstuffs sufficient for a
whole year's voyage it would require
a procession of carts drawn by 1,000
horses to convey them to the ship,
and that this procession would be
about four miles long.
He says that the supfdy of meat for
a twelvemonth would comprise ISO
tons of beef, l!.4D0 sheep, representing
ninety tons of mutton, 120 tons of
lamb and IO.ixki pounds each of pork
and veal. This would mean an allow
ance of nearly twenty tons of meat for
eaeli voyage, assuming that the ship
crossed the Atlantic twenty times
(single voyage) during the year.
hi addition to tills, chickens, ducks
nnd other poultry aud game to the
niimlM-r of Oo.ihio are used, and forty
five tons of fish, fresh and dried, in
cluding lobsters and sardines, arc need
ed to satisfy the appetites of the pas
sengers. The morning rasher of bacon
or ham condemns CiM Innocent pigs to
their last squeal and represents an ad
dition of twenty-five tons or over to
the ship's refrigerator.
Six hundred tons of potatoes are
eaten during the year by the ship's
A supply of Hour for this same
steamer makes 'JSii tons of bread, and
the quantity of butter used to spread
on the staff of life should make file av
erage traveler ashamed lo look a cow
In the face. Kggs to the number of
Uoo,(HK), turning the scale at the ap
proximate weight of thirteen Ions, are
also supplied, mid 10,imm gallons of
milk represent a right estimate of Ihe
quantities of lacteal fluid consumed.
The caterer produced bills and pa
llets to prove that he was not exag
gerating, and pointed out one docu
ment showing that twenty-five tons of
coffee, were used (luring lIHrj on one
liner, tho dimensions of which are at
present the marvel of the shipbuilding
He explained that tho Items men
tioned represent only a few of thn
foodstuffs which lie supplies, nnd he
figured out on paper Unit the lea con
sumed during a year's voyages would
lilt it swimming bath six feet deep
and llfly feet long.
The wise missionary aecureth an ap
.lintiiieiit among the vegetarian type
f hen I lien,
"The Oldest Code of Laws In thl
World," imported by the Messrs. Scrit
tier, is a translation by C. II. W.
Johns of the recently discovered Ham
murabi code.
P. S. Dollenbaugh, author of "Th
Romance of the Colorado River," pub
lished by (J. P. Putnam's Song, Is now
traveling in Utah and Arizona collect
ing material for forthcoming books.
Russell Sturgis has Just handed in
to Dodd, Mead & Co. the manuscript
of his rewritten, paraphrased, aug
mented and translated version of Wil
helm Lubke's "Outlines of the History
of Art."
"The Moth Rook." by W. J. Holland,
is to be a companion volume to the
author's work ou butlerllU-s. It will
appeal- in t he fail with the Imprint of
liotilded.-iy, .Page Co. Dr. Holland
has been at work on the book for sev
eral years. :
The author of "His Daughter First,"
Arthur Sherburne Hardy, was United
States minister to Servla from ISM to
1001, but those were less exciting
times there than the present. lie is
now at the bend of the , American em
bassy at Madrid.
Professor Percival Lowell, head of
the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff,
Ari has just published a book, of six
popular lectures on "T!e Solar Sys
tem," In' which he has much to say
about Mars, having made a special
study of this planet for some years.
Jean Webster, a girl whose first
book, "When Patty Went to College," '
has been favorably received,' is a
grandniece of Mark Twain. Her fa
ther, Charles Webster, was one of the
partners of the ill-fated publishing
Drill of which Mark Twain was a
Ainsworth's "Old St. Paul's" Is Im
ported by the Messrs. Scribuer in the
"Caxton" thin paper repriiils of fa
mous Knglish novels. We have alsj
Kvelyn's "Diary" in similar form.
Both volumes have flexible leather
covers and are exceedingly attractive
in execution.
Street & Smith, New York, has is
sued in attractive paper cover, "Wee,
Macgrogor," the widely read story of ,
the canny Scotch youngster, who dip
lomatically wins over his parents to
his way of thinking. Parents will get
many a good laugh from this little
book, which can be had for 25 cents.
I feel like saying to any young girl
who inclines to rhyme, "Don't senti
mentalize! Write more of what you
.see than of what you feel, and let your
feelings realize themselves to other
in the shape of worthy actions. Then
they will be natural, and will furnish
you with something worth writing."
Lucy Larconi.
Charles Uuttell Loomis, in addition
to "Cheerful Americans," expects to
have a boys' book published in a few
weeks through the Lothrop Publish
ing Company. It is entitled "A Part
nership lu Magic." "You see," he adds
in a recent communication to a friend,
"it is three years since my last book
came out and so I feel justified la
coming out double."
"The Novels and Poems of Charles
Klngsley" arc being reissued in a "li
brary edition" by J. F. Taylor & Co.
Four volumes are now at hand, two
of them being "Hereward the Wake"
and the other "Alton Locke." Tho
special feature of this edition Is found
in the introductions to the several
works, prepared by Maurice Klngsley,
the eldest son of the author.
Here are some of the gifts showered
upon Anthony Hope the other day
when he wedded his American bride.
Miss Elizabeth Sheldon; Edmund
(Josse, a liquor set; Mrs. Humphry
Ward, a set of Matthew Arnold's po
ems; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Karrle, an
antique cabinet: Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Courtney, a coal box, and the Authors'
Society, a silver punch bowl, ,:,.
The Power of ("ii(fre-i,
During the blizzard which struck
Kansas at the end of April the Globe
of Atchison published a good Ozark
si ory.
Down in the Ozark regions of Mis
souri by Home i chance a newspaper
strayed Into a benighted neighbor
hood. The natives got hold of It, and
lost no time in finding a man who
could read, all being anxious to hear
the news. One mini asked the reader:
"What are they doing down there
In Washington, now?"
"They arc doing lots of things," the
render replied. "Congress has Just
passed a law adding two more months
on to the year, and they are both win
ter ' months."
The questioner jumped from his seat
saying, "(iccmluce, whiz! And I am
Just out of fodd, r." Des Moines Reg
ister. l-inoiigh to KOI llhn.
Hobo Charley-Say, loldy, If dat
dnwg bites me he dies, see?
Lady l' believe you; I don't see how
he could recover. Kaltlmore Ameri
can. How ll Happened.
tlladys So Keatrlce Is finally mar
ried? How did she come to take the
Klhel She dldu't She was shoved
off by six younger sisters.
The young man wlio figures on mar
rying an heiress apt to overlook the
foct that the heiress may also have
some knowledge of mathematics.