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THE RMI) CLOUD CHUW. FRIDAY. MARCH 27, 11MM5.
THE BLAINE SYSTEM.
Jtl.iny ICrpllc-. llcii'hi'il Mrting rrrim
ttcriMU'ti for tlio llt-m-n.-il of Uio lledp
roelly Agri-niii-nl us 'I hc.v Dvl-lrd I ii
ilrr (lie 31( Klnlr.i ,.,,,.
Wasiiixciiox, March ,.,i Kesponso
is now being mnde by the commercial
and manufacturing interests (1 tlic
country to tho circular letters nil
dressed to them by tlio ways and
means subcommittee on reciprocity
and oomiiiorclut treaties, inviting
expressions of opinion us to tlio advisa
bility of endeavoring to renew tlio
reciprocity agreements with foreign
countries made under Hit- terms of tlio
McKinley tariff net. Tlio replies ho
far received number sovonU-nino,
Including large manufacturing eon
corns cast of the Mississippi fher mid
ios! licavlly interested 111 the exuort
' There is a strong preponderance of
desire, for the rem wa! of the recip
rocity agreements and in manv cases
the. writers eito figures to show the.
great diminution in their export
trade since tlie repeal of tlio provision
of tlio law under which these agree
ments existed. In few eases is there
any attempt made to conceal the self
interest of the writers in the matter.
For instance among the few concerns
which oppose reciprocity, is it grain
commission house which' feels that it
will be thus placed in competition
with the great South American
grain producing countries. Another
concern favoring iciinioeity. in an
swer to the direct question writes:
"Decidedly yes. Wo nro more and
iiinru convinced thai what nr want is
not frco trado but fair trade, and tlio
writer makes t his admission after hav
ing been for fifteen years a frco
trader." Polities crops' out in many
of the answers and not u few of tho
writers do not hesitate to express
their preference in tlio matter of thu
choice of the ne.t President.
Three groat commercial organ i.a
turns nro on the committee s list of
correspondents and all of thorn are re
corded a.s most emphatically favoring
reciprocity. They uro the Millers'
Xationnl association of Milwaukee, C.
A. Pillsbitry, president; the Cincin
nati chamber of commerce ami Mer
chants' exchange and the Cleveland
chamber of commerce.
Of the seventy-nine replies, sixty
eight are strongly in advocacy of' a
rcnowal of the reciprocity ngrec'nicut.H
as they were under the McKinley act;
three lire absolutely opposed to any
thing In tlio nature of icciproeity or
that contemplates discrimination in
trnde with tho world: four are In
clined to favor a qualified hind of re
ciprocity agreement and four are not
responsive to tlio direct questions of
the committee and merely take ad
vantage of the opportunity to venti
late some private grievances.
BEN HARRISON'S FRIENDS.
'I'hry Suy He Jh 11 1'ri-nlileiiti.il I'o-nlbllll.T
mill Thrj arc IVnrMiiK fur lllni.
OittcAno. March 2:t A special to the
Tribune from Washington, I). C. savs:
"Henjatnin Harrison'!, name will be
presented for the consideration of ttie
Republican convention at M. I.ouis.
This announcement was made on tlio
authority of prominent Indiana lead
ers, who have within the last few days
written to members of the delegation
here and the story has boun confirmed
by telegrams received explanatory of
tho results of the congressional con
ventions of Thursday. W hen e.x-Proi-blent
Harrison's letter of withdrawal
was printod, prominent members of
the Indiana delegation declared the
letter would not prevent them
from taking up (Jcneral Harrison's
umiio if they saw lit. Since
that tirao tho situation lias been can
vassed thoroughly, and the result has
been that word was. passed through
out Indiana Unit" instructed delega
tions would be mi nnwiso political
stop, and that tho State should be
left free to take up llurrisou'-s name,
if it seemed advisable A concession,
It is'suid. was made to tho McKiulpy
sentiment in the Stale in several dis
tricts by nn agreement that McKinley
men might be elected if they could se
cure votes enough provided they
would agree to vote for Harrison at
any timo when a majority ot the dele
gation so desired.
"Talking of tho situation. one of the
.strong Indiana lenders sold: 'Von nro
safe In announcing tliut c.n 1'resldeut
Harrison's name will bu presented to
the convention unless it should bo
demonstrated before the convention
Itself that McKinley or some oilier
candidate is absolutely certain of a
nomination. We have resisted In
structions to delegates generally
throughout, the sttate. not in opposi
tion to McKinley or any onu else, but
solely that we might bo free to bring
out our own candidate if we bad a
reasonable chance of success.' "
llayaril Vniire Not .pproffl.
London, March 'J..' -Tlio .standard,
In commenting upon the censure of
the United States Ambassador, by the
House of Ilcpresentatlvo'i at Washing
ton, asserts tho grievance was ridicu
lously exaggerated, mid It trusts that,
for the sake of preserving the friendly
conduct of the Vene.uelan dispute,
Mr. Bayard will Ignore tlio vote, 'al
though ho might naturally desire to
frco himself from p.olitlcal control,'
says tho editorial, "and throw him
self Into the controversy at home, so
as to get revengo on his opponents,
who have taken ungenerous advantage
of n very blight breach of dt corinn.'
round n llonin anil lliivlmnil.
Luu:i:rv, Mo., March '.,.L--The Uev.
I5.r:i Houeh of Worlh county and Mis.
Mary McConnoll were marri.-d note
yesterday. Sho Is an aged woman
and was without a home She a Ivor
tised for a hiibband uud Mr. 1!' aeh,
who Is in good circumstances, an
r.wered. Kaeh Is about CO years of age
Troopi for tli '1'rrrllory.
WjisinsiiTON, Match 3:1. Tho senate
committee, on Indian affairs lias unitid
In a letter to the President locommend
Ing that, n regiment of United Stit'oi
troops bo stationed permiinuntlv in
tho Indian territory lor the purposa of
preserving order there.
B'c populist claims.
liHlrniiin 'litiiliriirc k I'riMlli li (trout 1'otlt-It-til
Urlorj llt-mnt ruts Not in tl.
Sr. Lot is,
Ma. Muveh H.
laubenecU. .hairmiin of the national 1
usi.-i-n-.ive o'Mruiiuoe 01 tlio I'opnllst
pail,.-, who lias Just returned from the
Hutchinson, Ivan., convention, said lust
night: "I hollow v.o will carry
next fall ail the territories and
n majority of tlio Mates of
the Ninth and West, t'o'orado. Mon
tana, Idaho. Neva.l.i Wyoming,
rtah, Oregon, Wiisiiinirton 1 ailfornla,
Kansas, Nebraska, the t-..-,i Dakotns
anil, I believe, Iowa. We have a good
fighting chance in Missouri and are
certnln of sweeping Tcx-i. and will
carry every Congressional district in
the latter Slate, with the possible
exception of throe. In tlio .South, wo
will carry without question Alabama,
Geoi'aia anil .North and South Caro
lina. If tlio union of forces between
the silver advocates and our,olves is
lis harmonious as cver, Hung now
indicates it will be. wo expect to cap
ture all of the States south of the Ohio
and Potomac rivers, with the pmsiblo
exception of West Virginia. Kentucky
and TonnesAoo. where the light will
ho between us anil the Uopubllcans.
'1 his would leave the Uepitblicans six
teen States east of the Mississippi and
north of the Potomac and Ohio, with
out, taking the Democrats into tho
calculation at all. When tho national
convention of tlio People's party and
of the National Silver part.v assemble
in St. Louis, speaking as chairman of
the national executive committee of
tho former, 1 assure you every effort
consistent with party honor and every
concession not involving a departure
from principles will be made to form
u coalition between the two organiza
tions. Candidates for the first and
second places 011 the Piesidenliiil
ticket will bo selected with reference
to their ability to draw votes from all
the reform parties In the country and
from the dissatisfied among thu mem
bers of the two old parties as well.
Whether our candidate for President
will ho Stowurt or Tillman or Cameron
I am not prepared to say. .lones of
Nevada is out of tlio question because
he is not 11 native of the I nited States.
My individual belief is that our candi
date will come from the West or tlio
South. The people distrust a man
from the Must.
DUN'S BUSINESS REVIEW.
(it-tu-rnl Tumidity of l'rlrr l Not Very
Nr.w Yor.K. March :::. 1!. !. Dun &
Co 's Weekly I'eviow of Trade says:
Movement toward bettor things is
still the exception There is bettor
business in shops 11 ml small industries
and there has been 11 squeezing of
"short sellers in cotton. Hut thu gau
oral tendency ot industries and pricos
is not encouraging, and those who
were most hopeful a month ago are
Mill waiting, not so hopefully, for the
expected recovery. Causes of contin
ued depression are not wanting. Had
weather has cut oft much business, es
pecially lu country districts. Some
failures or consequence nave catiscti
Tho root of the business is that in
many departments men bought more
and produced more, when prices were
mounting unci everybody was rushing
to buy last year, tiian they have yet
been able to sell. That the buying
was of 11 nature to anticipate actual
cousumptioiiary months they wera
fully warned, but they had more hope
than observation mill went on piling
up goods. Some are engaged to-day
lu the same hopeful anticipation of a
demand which has not yet appeared.
SOMERS WILL CONTESTED.
"Current Literature's" former l'roprle
tor I.oft llvrrytliliu; (o .tllnn Drown.
Nkw Voiik, March 1!3. A contest
over the will of l-'rcdurick Maxwell
Somers has been instituted beforo
Surrogate Arnold. Thu contestants
are the man's mother, Hannah Thi'r
kettle, his two sisters and his two
half-sisters. He left a will giving all
bis property to his fiancee. Miss Vio
let flrat. Brown of Klrkwood, Mo.
Miss Brown is a daughter of the lato
B. (Jratz Brown, who was the Vico
Presidential candidate on the (Irecley
ticket. Just before he died Somers
had sold Current Literature, of which
magazine he had been proprietor.
THE GOULD TAXES.
Until tlie Slutt-nutl ttm llolri DUmitliflPtl
With the lleport of tlm Appraiser.
Nkw Yoiik, March 3.'l. Surrogate
Kitgcrald heard arguments 00 tlie
motion to cotilirm the revised report
of David McClurc, t.10 appraiser ap
pointed to assess the inheritance tax
under the acts of IB'."." and 1 bill upon
thu estate ol Jay (lotild. Tho report
placed tho tax. which is one per cent
of the valuation, at about 8000,000.
Kaeh sido found fault witli the report.
Counsel handed up briefs and decision
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Dominion parliament passed the
Manitoba school bill on its second
The throe Democratic candidates for
(Inventor of Arkansas spoke at Arka
delphia. Secretary Chamberlain said that
England will hold what territory sho
conquers In Soudan.
Tom Heed Miys that ho shall not
attempt to interfere in Status that
huve presidential candidates.
Sidney Slociim, fraudulently extra
dited, was allowed by Judgd lirotbcup
of Chicago to return to Canada.
A. K. Ward of Memphis, alleged
swindler, is dying anil lias been ru
moved from the jail to a hospital.
Tho Presbyterian Mission near
Shanghai was raided by Clilneso rob
bers.' liuv. Unfits Bent was wounded.
A gang of young toughs of Burling
ton, lowu, tied 11 boy in 11 cellar aii'i
set fire to tlio huiiiu. Tho boy was
Secretary Morton thinks that tho
failure of crops In South Africa pre
sents an excellent opening for Ameri
can grain e.poit.
Uev. (iuorgu K, lloovor was nrreito I
In Little Hock, charged with slnnder
by Uev. F. II. (Jeorge. Tho louit
dismissed tho case.
RESULT OF DIME NOVELS.
A IcitniMiP liny of 1.1 S.rr I'dUnix llli
I'ultirr, Mothrr anil it llm-lor.
UrusoN. Tonn., Mnroh '.M. -News
0f the dreadful crime of a IVvos
boy comes from Henderson coiiutv,
where Joe Benson and wife anil Dr. J
C. StinvMi, tho family physician, may
die. lie was lilted with the exploits
01 nunc novel iieioos aiitl tleterinlnctl
to go to Texas III father lotunod of
his Intentions. followed him to 1 neigh
boring town, and carried hliuhomo.
Tills incensed young Iteiisou. anil se
curing .1 box of rough 011 rats, ho put
it in the entree The first meal only
the father (Irani. of the deadly bever
age nutl was taken violently HI. Dr.
Stinsou was called in, anil while at
tending the father partook of the next
meal, imtl, with the boy's mother, be
came a victim of the poison Henson
is ill iail, and has confessi'd his crime.
Slioti ill Kurt Mtt'rltliiit.
Font StiutttiuN, III.. March '.'.I. -As
the result of a slight misunderstand
ing at tho breakfast table yesterday,
which It was agreed to settle with
gloves, Privates Daniel M. Call and
Allen, Company A, Fifteenth I'nitcd
States infantry, are in thu post hos
pital wounded. Call defeated Allen
In the fistic encounter ami tlio latter
made an excuse to go unit get a drink
of water. Instead he went up stairs
and got a pistol and, returning, shot
Call, the hall entering near tho groin,
lu nttcmplinir to disarm Allen tho
pistol was again discharged mid Allen
was shot in the leg Cull will probab
ly die. Allen's wound is not .serious.
Uinrtitw Icopnl-llriiii I'lrrt llrlpentr.
Soitni MrAi.r.su.n, lnd. Tor.. Marcli
jn The Keiiublicans of the Choctaw
Nation, in muss convent Ion ussempled.
elected thirty-five delegates to tho
Territorial convention at Muskogee,
and .1. P- (.rady us delegate to St.
Louis, with .1. II. Wilklus, as alternate
and .1 H. Foil, tlclegnto-ut-largo.
The convention indorsed homo rule
anil McKinley and protested against
the Fort Smith and Paris I'cderal
courts continuing their jurisdiction 111
criminal cases over tho India 11 Terrl
torv. Mrlllnlry t'orci'-i Itontt-tl.
Go rutin:, Oltln.. Marcli '.". Tho
Logan county Republican convention
heartily indorsed Delegate l'lynn foru
third term. The convention declared
in favor of an uninstriteteil delegation
to the St. I.ouis convention from the
Territory, but thu McKinley forces
were routed anil the delegates to tho
Territorial convention instructed to
support for delegate Hon. Henry K.
Asp, leader of the Uccd forces in the
Territory. Puyno and Cleveland coun
ties took the siiuio action.
Ilrltlih Clothi-t luaper.
Washington, March J:i.-l laude
Meeker, United States consul at Brad
ford, in n report to the State depart
inout, tells of tho results attending nn
effort by u Bradford manufacturer to
introduce American ready mudc cloth
ing to tho trade. He began with
children's suits, but, although these
were admittedly superior in stylo and
finish to the Knglish suits, tlio differ
ence in price was in favor of the lat
ter by from eighteen to forty-threo
cents per suit, just stilllelcut to make
tho enterprise too hazardous.
.IihIijk ,lolinoii Lour u ,loli.
Toi'KKA, Kan., March .'"!. I nited
States Judge C. (!. Foster appointed
Eugeno ljuinton of this city to be
special master in the suit roceutly
brought by the I'liion Trust company
to wind up the affairs of the old Santa
Vo railroad company. This is tho
work which has all along been done
by Judge J. It. Johnson, who was
originally appointed special master in
the Santa Vo case bv Judge Caldwell
of Little Rock.
No It fit for Dr. Iirotvn.
San FitAXCtsfo, March 3.1. Unde
terred by tho character of the findings
of the ministerial council, tlio opposi
tion to the Uev. Dr. U. (). Brown has
started anew an effort to depose the
pastor of thu First Congregational
Church. A vote was taken on tho
suggestion that Dr. Brown should
leave tho ministry. Onu of thu mem
bers said that he "did not believe In
sending a pestiferous ship to a clean
Ittxilan Thlttlca In Kaiuan.
Atwooii, Kan., March V3. The Bus
sinii thistles, which grow nil over this
county in great abundance lust year,
are now being blown across the prai
ries, scattering tho seed everywhere.
Wire fences catch and hold tlio pests
until the fences in somo places are al
most hid from sight. I'nless sonic de
cided action is taken by thu farmers
to rid themselves of 'the obnoxious
weeds the pests will cover tho whole
country next year.
Nothlnc: Left to Charily.
Kansas Out, Mo., March 3.1. -Tho
will of tho lato (ieorgo Sheldlcy, dis
posing of a fortune estimated at Si,
000,000, was filed for probate with
tho oterk of tho probate court to-day.
Every vestige of the big estate, includ
ing property in Kansas City worth
three-quarters of n million dollars, is
bequeathed to relatives. Not one cent
was left to charity or any public ben
Mmii'lilc Drinautll Iiitlnnitilty,
Romk, March 3.1 King Menellk de
mands an indemnity of 40,000,000 lira
from Italy. This condition is, of
course, unacceptable, and further com
plicates the situation. Tho Negus'
forces now threaten to surround As
mara, while continuing tlio advance
Young 3llllll(Pn Net l'rt-i-.
Washington, March 3". The jury
In the case of Benjamin H. Mllllken,
former private secrotury of Senator
Harris of Tennessee, whoso trlul on
charges of housebreaking with intent
to criminally assault Miss (lertrudo
Phillips, daughter of ex-Solicitor (ten
eral Phillips, closed yesterday, to
ported un acquittal nt noun to-duv.
Klfcht Thotiiiinil Werti MiiMjcrrtl.
Constant:noh.i:, March 3.1 Mr.
Flt7.maurlce, lliu British vice consul,
has returned from l.'rfu mid ruports
that 8,000 pcoplo were miihiacred dur
lug tho recent disturbances there.
MASKS OV DIVOKCK.
LAWS IN ALL COUNTHIfJH FOB
UNDOING THU MARRIAGE.
IJncrr Uurnicr- mill (tiliu.it u-liiin.
llUtltmnt. licit Itoiniii-, Mint ( nl (If
'I'holr Mtr - Siicnue of .IiiIIim Citft.tr
Hiiil tlnrk . 1 1 1 1 1 .
fr WijT) I in iri::vnox
l It of divorce foetus to
Ms5- '"' "" '"K I'"'1
r uw) l.v ir..nl ovci.v tiv-
n.rivAl ,i',', ')tm'i' in
the world Jiinl now .
H'iy-1 tlio New Voik
World. The French
tackled tho ni'ijeci
mid show the ex
tent to which di
vorce ha Brown lu France. From ISXI
to 1.) I appllrutlniiM for divorce In
Franco have exceeded I.Yniirt, of whhli
10.000 have Ill-oil granted.
M. Naqitet. In urging the passage of
the divorce law In France, optimistical
ly ptodhtetl that it would pi event niau
ruptures and tliut married couple"
would remain more llrinlj united from
the fact that iliolr tie would not he
(oiiipul."or.v. t'limi'tiitiiilcl) exactly tin
contrary was tho csiilt. Tho tlrst year
after the law was passed -huwoJ l.7w
divorces: last jour theio weio over
S.OOO. When separations alone wet,-
permitted they only tcach'-d ''.oiiii. 1
While in 1SS3 the proportion w.is onlv
I to 1,000. today It Is 3.1 In l.nou.
From the history ol dUorto it ap
pears tli.it tin- piopoitlon of iinhiipti.v
marriages luei-o:ii(.4 from the da di
vorce Is legalized lu a coitntrv. t
appears union-; people of tho highest
civilization ut tho period of ilielt tle
cudoiuo; from that time cm bo tluiel
II retrograde movement In morals. Tin
Hlblo says that If n man. after nuirry
ing a woman and living with ho, con
eolvos u disgu-u of her from nunc
slinmotitl fault ho shall draw out .1
decree of illvone. and. putting it into
tlio woman's hands, ahull I'-'nd lu-r out
of tho house. Thhi was not tilvva;.'
easily acroiuiillshcd, borau.-o the liiajor
ity of people did not know how to
write, uud the l.ovlto or priest whom
they consulted could rofu.-o to main
their application If lie iiaw lit.
In F.gvpt the law authorized no di
vorce except in cot lain cases, inlldel
Ity was punished severely; the man re
ceived 1.000 stripes and the woman's
nose was citl. lu Babylon .1 public
aiictbn or all the slrls of a niarrlago
uhle age was held once a year. The
untying of them- knots was oven more
Confucius writing on Chinese laws,
established seven ciiuses of repudia
tion, among which It uppcaui that the
wife could be put aside for excessive
gossip or for not Retting along with
her father or mother lu law. But there
was thin proviso: "The husband Is ad
vised to letain her H she will wear
mourning for her mot her In law for
three years." As a matter of fact, the
Chinese resort to the divorce court.--very
little and they hold a widow mar
rying a second timo in the utmost con
tempt. This custom is somewhat simi
lar to that of the Hindoos in former
years, when the widows Hung them
selves on the burning woodpiles upon
which their husbands' bodies woto be
India recognizes ii-rtaln raiifos foi
divorce. I'p to tlio commencement of
this tontury 11 childless Hindoo wan
permitted to lend his wife to a brother
or other male relative in order to have
children. In Uunnuh the women when
marrying do not take their husbands'
names, but retnln their own. with tho
addendum f "wife of So-and-So." This
innkeH It convenient for them to us&iuiio
their previous utatus lu public knowl
edge when they come to bo divorced,
as they are very likely to be, for di
vorce Is easy In that country.
If a Burmeso wife and husband iiinr
rol and determine to uoparato the wife,
who always docs all tho marketing,
goes out and buys two Utile candles of
equal length, which nre made especially
for this hep. She brings them home.
Sho and her husband sit down on the
floor, place the candlw between them
and Hunt them simultaneously. One
candle stands for him and the other for
her. The one whose candle burns out
llrst riHus and goes out of tho house
forever, with nothing but what ho or
she may hao on. The other takes all
This looks fair enough on the fare
of It, but It often happens that the
wife on her way home with tho candles
takes a tiny 3crnplng from tho bottom
of one of them. A very little will be
enough. If tho husband and the house
nro empty of pretty much everything
but children she takes the shortened
candle and wulks out frco nnd con
tent. But If tho house Is well furnished
and the husband's possessions are considerable-
he gets the short candle and
(loci tho walking.
In Oreeco the main idea In marry
ing was to bring children Into tho
world males especially for the good
of tho country; hencn the great facility
offered for tho breaking of the marriage
tlo in case of sterility. Tho legisla
tors recognized their right of divorce.
At Athens dlvorc- could he obtaluod
by demand of ono of tho parties or by
mutual consent. Tho case was argued
hoforo a tribunal. The parties on be
ing freed woto expressly forbidden to
marry wl'.h a person younger than
thonisoI.cn. Grecian wives convicted
of breaking tho seventh conimandmont
wero put to death, nfter having their
hair cut off and their heads covered
vltli hot ashes.
This barbarous custom was also
adopted In Homo after tho coiiaueit of
Carth-igo and Corinth. Tho Romans,
being masters of the world, only
thought of reveling In their riches, and
CUt tkemselve" "drift from tho austere
rules of virtue which had lu-in HiIm
for centuries. Civil mm tinge and re
ligions iuiitIum'h wet" little by little,
cut Into by dhorio. which spread to i
pitii nn extent us (o almost suppress
tiiaiiiiine. Nearly evcrv ontiiw- was ifi
milled Infldellly. ietmos.t. old nge.
ilninUennosH, poison (which was very
ptovitlent). going Into tho ihiin-li, tin
nrttiv nnd. lastly, mutual consent. Tim
iitisbiind hud the light 10 demand di
vorce If the wife obtained
f.ibo key I
to the collar, or If she went "godding
to the theater or circus to the neglect
of her household ilttlloi.
VII these lonsons wore bill pirloxts,
after all. Tho lrtuoiis C'.itn obtained
:i divorce in nrdrr to marry Mania :
Scllhi remarried with n woman whom
he met at the oiicuu: Cicero lepudlated
his wifi to take Publlhi. who.- tioho.i
would enable him to pay off nil his
01 editors: Caesar uud Antony coutract
oil four successive marriages; Potnpey
wont us far us live. Juvenal felt Jus
tilled In Haying that faithful jmioukos
wore us rare us "white crows" or, iu
no say to-day. an "whlto-blucl-blrds."
y-t 0.000 POUNDS ov
IMIlt Output of
I he Nt-tt nn-
The gteal Industry which Is carried
011 by tip niiinutiicluting bakers of
New York city Is very extensive, says
tin Mull and Kxpress. An expert lu
I his business. In talking with 11 repoit
or innile th (-stimuli' that no less than
fJu.r.DO.hOo would k present the amount
ol eapltul Invented in this business.
There me tv.o gnat baking lltnis alone
In Now York, cooli iff which Is capital
I701I at $10.(11111.000. nnd ihcio uro any
number of smaller linns, Intituling the
small btikPiies. with 11 capital of V-0.-000
to $100,000. which turn out a limited
MUiitttlly "of goods, mostly of 11 special
klrd. The manufacture of biscuit antl
oruckcis in prai-tlcully a now Industry
in this i-oiinlry. but In the past tea or
llltcen yearn tho muiiufaeUnors of Nov.
.ttk hive iitaile the discovery that
they can turn out Just as good erackcra
1 anii niscuit as me pioiii'.roti in l-.ngiaiui.
which Is a great blscult-eatlng country
ant' the homo of the cracker nnd bis
t nil-producing manufacturers. The rea
sons given by the nianufiututing bak
er i for their gteat success In Now York
tin- that the city Is the easiest place In
this country to get supplies and also
it Is the distributing point for a largo
amount of business. New York city
alone calls for so tnntt.v goods each year
that t.no td the JlO.oOO.ooo-planls work
ing night nnd day would bo tpillo un
able to rupply the homo market. One
plant of very large propoi lions In New
York Is able to convert LiiOii barrels of
flour into crackers In one day. This
menus Mn.uoo poiinus 01 cracKors. 1 no
capacity of another largo plant Is '(),
000 pounds of fancy goods, like dinger
snaps and wafers. In one day. One
huge In end bakery has been known to
take OHO ban els of llriiir in a day and
turn it Into hrpc.ii.
Trninl liy lion l'tnvt-r.
I-'. D. Kennedy of Grand Forks, N. 1).,
Is getting ready for a trip around the
wnilil.mid expects to start within thirty-
days. On tlie Hip ho will he accom
panied by a friend. W. II. Whitnall.
The journey will bo made In a neat and
sorvlceablo bicycle wagon drawn by
four pairs of big Newfoundland dogs,
ouch weighing fiom 00 to -00 pounds.
Tho start will he made from Grand
Folks lu a light sleigh, which will bo
ummI us far an possible, nnd after that
tho bicycle wagon, with its aluminium
box, will ho broitgnt Into service. Then
tho route will be direct to New York,
wht-io steamer will ho taken for Liver
pool, and the principal points lu tho
Hi ItiHli Isles visited. From there tho
trip will ho mndp to tho principal cllloa
of the continent, then on to the orient
nnd the shores of tho Pacific.
Liars un tlie goths mid vandals of so
ciety; they tuko delight In distorting
nnd debasing tho fair name of truth;
they are hateful in the sight of Al
mighty God, and they arc to ho de
spised by all truth-loving men.- Itov.
HEN AND INK
A paper Is to ho published In Madrid,
Ln Tela Cordnta, printed on white
linen; after It has been read the buyer
can put It In his pocket, where It serves
the purpose of a handkerchief.
Judgo Albion W. Tourgoo ban under
taken a crusade against hooks with un
cut leaves, which he pronounces "a
senseless and snobbish fnd."
Dr. Caesar Lombroso, tho great au
thority on criminology, has been, ac
cording to report, convicted of literary
piracy and fined 2,500 francs
Somo of Prof, Richard T. Kly's works
on sociological questions have been
translated Into Japanese nnd a work on
economics has been printed in raised
characters for the blind.
rho Realm, nn Knglish jotirnnl
started n few montha ago with a great
nourish, by Lady Colin Campbell, has
suspended. It Is expected that it will
he revived by other parties.
Prof. John Flske reiterates his belief
In the truthfulness of the story of
Pocahontas and John Smith, He says
tho story cannot he doubted by nny one
who honestly Investigates It.
There Is no other work In tho world
of which so innny copies nro printed an
nually as the Chinese almanac. It in
printed ut Pel; In mid Is a monopoly of
tho emperor. It not only predicts tho
weather but notes tho days that nre
lucky for beginning nny undertaking,
for marrying and for burying.
James Annaud, lato editor of tho
New-castlo Leader, rose from tho black
smith's forge to tho editorial chulr.
While shoeing horses he learned Latin
nnd higher matltemntlcs, and his expe
riences In London journallom formed
tho foundation of Hanic'a "When a
Siimliiy li rutin.
rgrunl (calling out) KratiScl
Kianso Yes. f.erge.ini.
Wgentit-This Is Sunday.
limine To coinnttind, nergeaut.
Sergeant- This nrtcinnnn you nnd t
will take 11 wall; to the 'Zoological Gar
Kr.iiMP (delighted)- To Minimum!,
,; 1 '--e.iMi.
Set giant You Fro, I culled you 11 rhl-
lu'i - itos yesterday, mid I should like to
make my apologies to the ilear ercaturo
'ti your ptesenco. Dor Guto Katneriid.
Time 1 Monr,.
(tout What Is the reason you charge
'wire us much for my cttlTs us joti did
V11sherwomnn -Ilpcattse you have
liegiin making pencil marks on them.
"What dUTerotice does that make?"
"My daughter wunto so much time
In trying to make them out."-Spare
Nrtrr Tlioticlil tif 'licit
He- 1 hud 11 iptccr dream uboitt yoit
list night, Miss Louisa. I was about to
give you :i kiss, when suddenly wo wore
(U'puratctl by 11 river that gradually
grew as big us the Rhine.
She Ami was there no bridge or no
Mini the linnet
Jawklns Thci-c f-elf-closiug doors aro
a great invention.
Hogg Yes, indeed; they always glvo
11 rap on the hools to tho llond who trle.-t
to go out leaving tho door open.
I'orrn of llnlill.
Bicycle .Manufacturer Where am I?
Nearest Angel-Why, thin is heaven.
Isn't It delightful?
Bicycle Manufacturer Yes, Indeed.
It's very pleasant. But. I say (looking
about critically), you ought to havo bet
tor roads. Southbrhlgo (Mass.) Jour
nal. A Trllllnc ItlfTi-rriirr.
K.xchango Ktlltor What makes
Leader look so bad to-day?
Financial Kdltor Oh, nothing, only,
ho tried to say iu an editorial Hint Wig
glostcin was a national character, anil
tho compositor made him say that ho
was 11 notional character Instead.
Sonicrvlllp (Mass.) Journal.
The Matrimonial Iliircnln-Conntrr.
In her Impotent rago her grace could
only ncovvl nt tho duke, her husband.
"This," sho bitterly exclaimed, "Is
what a woman gets for buying what she
doesn't want Just because it's cheap."
Mother When the boy In the othor
house throw stones nt you, why didn't
you co inn and loll 1110?
Bobby Because, maiunia, I can throw
them back bettor than you. Ho's moru
likely to got hit. Harper's Ilnzur.
Boll Boy Col. Juniper sends
card for you to register him by.
Clerk It's n wine card: ask him If
"Kentucky" Is where he lives or what
Weary Wntklns My folks always
told mo 1 was cut out for 11 gentleman.
Hungry IllgglnB Mobbo you was,
pardner, but of you was you suro be
long to the inlnflt department. Iu-dlanap-j'.W
A northern exchange asks: "Why
do most authors wear their hair long?"
"BecniiEo barbers cut for cash." At
"What's tho dlffcrrnco between no
toriety and famo?" "Well, if .1 man la
notorious ho's still nllvo; if he's famous,
he's dead." Chicago Record.
Mrs. Fogg You should he careful
about that cold, David. Mr. Fogg
Careful about It? Just as Hot lose It as
not. Boston Transcript.
She Do you think wo nro going to
havo a war? Ho Yes, I do. "What do
you think wo aro going to muko war
011?" "On paper." Yonkcrs States
man. Tcaoher Whero were you yesterday?
Pupil (whimpering) It was all Billy
Smith's fault; ho hlpnertlsed mo an'
mado mo go nkatln' with him. Truth.
WlgglcB (In lovo) Why, man, her
very feet nro a poem. Giggles (a cyni
cal frlond) No doubt; but isn't 11 poem
of only two foot rather short? New
"Cun't I interest you lu accident In
surance to-day?" "No, sir; I'm in no
need of it." "Kxcuso mo; I understood
you wore learning to ploy the violin!"
"Jorcmlnh," said Mr. JInglo's wife, ns
that gentleman camo homo somewhat
late, "you don't vvrlto mo touching upos
t raphes as you used to." "No," replied
Mr. Jingle, "and you didn't used to tnlk
nuestlon marks und exclamation poln'j
cs you do no1" "Washington Star,
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