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WIKLATK R IF. HURD.
CAREEH OF ILLUSTRIOUS EC
CONCHESSMAN OF OHIO.
Apnplrjy N tlm dm.,. r III ll.iilh
III Mmiy Cnlild, fur the Nitlnnal
IixUliUiiro Aiilr.itlniM fnrUMio lti
ccntly lwtlil .,l,i-.
tflf'-J1 HANK II. Hurd,
iii" eminent stales-
lii.iii :mil Inu-v-niv
T died in lils apart-
wivfV'' month In tht Roody
I Inline. '1 o I e il o.
Ohio, recently af
tor ii few days' Ill
ness. Up was nbl
to walk about his
loom until the pre
vious day. wlii'ii
lie was stricken with apoplexy. The
lecurrlng attacks rendered hi in unrun
hcIous, In which condition he lay until
Prank Hind was Imin at Mount
Vernon. Knnx county, Ohio. Doc -.",
1S11. Ills father, Judge Html, took
gront pains with his education, and
t nn earlier ago than is usual he
was bent to Kenyon college, at (5am
hier, where he graduated when hut 17
years of age. taking tin highest lionois
of his class. The next four years weie
spent In his father's otllce, In the studv
of the law. At the age of 21 Mr. Html
was admitted to practice, and from the
beginning took a high rank In his pin
fusion. In 1S0I5 he was elected prose
cuting attorney for Knox county, and
In 18GC was sent to the state senate,
where he served one term with distinc
tion. In 18G8 Mr. Hurd was appointed to
codify the criminal laws of Ohio, which
commission was ably executed. In
1809 he came to Toledo and formed a
partnership with Judge Charles II
Seribner. During their partnership
Harvey Scrlhner wan admitted to the
firm, and when Judge Scrlhner retired
to go upon tho bench, Mr. Hurd re
tained his connection with Harvey
Seribner until Jan. 1. 1S91.
In 1S72 Mr. Hurd was 11m nominated
for congress, and his career as a na
tional character began from that time.
He was defeated in that canvass by I.
II. Sherwood. In 1871 ho again ran
for congress, and this time was success
ful. He was re-elected in 1870, but
was unseated by J. 1). Cox. In 1S7S he
was again elected, defeating J. II.
Lackey In a close contest. In 1SS0 lo
was again defeated, Judge .1. M. Ritchie
being elected. In ISS'J he was again
elected, but In the campaign of 1SS3
he was defeated by Jacob Uomela.
FRANK II. IICRD.
Since 1881 Mr. Hurd has been out of
politics In the seiibo of being an as
pirant for any public olllce, but his In
fluence has been felt in his party at all
times and on ni.iny occasions hi olce
h.is been the strongest in shaping Its
policy in Ohio. Jan. I, 1891, ho formed
a law partnership with O. S. Rtuinb.ick
and C. A. Thatcher, which continued to
HE WAS A YANK.
Why tin) SoiitliKru Army llrililcil to
Governor Matthews is telling a good
story he heard In tho South recently,
says the Indianapolis Sentinel. In a
valley In the northern part of Georgia,
between two mountains which shut out
all communication with the outsldo
world, there lived an old planter, who,
while an ardent adherent of the south
ern cause, was too badly crippled by
Infirmities to shoulder a muoket and
march barefooted. Hut ho had a sou
whom ho sent, and after tho boy had
disappeared down tho road the old man
waited for tho news of the strife. Oc
casionally minora of southern lctorIes
would float over the mountains and the
old mnn Undo S ho was called
would rejoice and tako an unusually
largo dose of mint julep. At other
times, when roverso nows came and it
was reported that the gray had been
turned back, the old man would bitter
ly lament and use the samo remedy for
grief and sorrow that ho used to quiet
his joy. Through It all ho had abund
ant faith In the ultimata victory of tho
Confederate army and any doubt ex
pressed would meet with a atom re
buke. Tho years wore on and news failed to
arrive. Tho valley was deserted and
thcro was no ono to learn tho courso
of events. The old man smoked his
plpo and waited Impatiently for iiowh.
Ono morning as ho sat on his front
porch with his pipe, far down tho dusty
road appeared tho form of a solitary
pedestrian. Gradually ho approached
and tho fecblo vision of tho old planter
recognized his long absent eon. Tho
puffs from his plpo camo thick and
fast, but this was tho only sign of
eagerness or nervousness displayed.
Tho gato swung open and tho soldier
walked up and sat down on tho stops.
"Mornln', Jim," said tho old man.
"Mornln, pap," was tho quiet ro-spouse.
pr .-$ fe
The old man reached behind him for
a stout club which he used as a cane.
"Jim." he said, nervously, "Jim, y
"No. we're tvhuppod,"
"Yt. we're wliuppnl l.ee has aur
lendeied with his army and we laid
down our guiM."
"Jim. how did it happen?"
"Well, p.ip. we all fought our boat a
long as It was an even shake; hut we
uns all found out "at the Lord was a
Yank an' It was no use. We uns laid
down our guns an' cum home."
A t'ltiniiii digluhiuAii.
George Tlnwoith, whose niiirvelou.1
panels representing sacred mibje.tti
have made him the most fatuous artist
In terra cotta of his generation, was
born hi London. Nov. 5, 1 8411. Tho
son of a poor wheelwright, he culti
vated wood carving in early life, first
as a dlveislon and afterward, having
taken lessons of Laniliem, pursued tho
ait as an avocation In 1S01 he en
tered the ueadeim M'huols, booh do-
vcloped a high order of talent, and his
exhibits of figures, solitary and in
groups, challenged such marked atten
tion that he obtained a permanent ap
pointment In the great Doulton art
pottery in 1807, The grace and dig
nity of his compositions have been pro
nounced by competent critics as beyond
praise. An important examplo of his
work Is the i credos In York Minster
At a recent congress of Journalists
held at Heidelberg, fac similes of the
first newspaper ever printed were dis
tributed to the members. It Is a shoot
published at Strasburg lu 1009 by Jo
hann Carol us. In a letter from Ven
ice, dated Sept., I. in the I est number
Galileo's discovery of the elescope II
announced. "The government has add
ed one hundred crowns to the pen
sion or Master (lallleo Gah'el, of Flor
eneo, professor at Padua, becauso he
has Invented an lnstrumeir which en
ables one to see distant plac a as If the
were quite near."
A lliMilly Itlllo.
Italy has a new magazine rllle, which
holds only six cartridges, but can be
flllctl and discharged In fifteen seconds
The bullet has an outside covering ol
German silver with a case of lead,
hardened by antimony, ami will gc
through a brick wall three feet thick al
a rango of a quarter of a mile. The bore
range of a quartei' of a mile. The bore
is O.'.TiO indies and the trajectory is sc
flat that tho rifle can be fired up to n
range of fi.io yards without using the
folding sight, which Is set for as long r
range as 2,21m yards.
.lupin' Nnv .Minister.
M. Hoshl, Japan's new minister tc
this country, Is a statesman and scholai
of prominence. .Mr. Hoshl tho name
means "mar" has long been a promi
nent figure In tho political arena ol
Japan. He studied law In England.
and was ono of the first Jnpanesc tc
become a barristor at the Middle Tom-
M. IIOSHI TORRI.
pie. Ho is an ox-presldont of tho
Lower House of the Japanese diet or
Squildlg Campaign lies remind mo
of mosquito nettings.
McSwillgen Too thin, oh!
"Then how do they remind you?"
"Mado out of holo cloth." Pittsburg
At Reddltch, England, 20,000 peoplo
mako moro than 100,000,000 needles a
year, and thoy nro mado and exported
sa cheaply that England has no rlvui
and practically monopolizes tho trade.
A man without enemies may not bo
much of a mnn, hut ho has a soft tltn
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
LIBERTY IS IN PAWN.
A WALL STREET PLUNGER'S
Knfu.r. to I'll J tlm Drill tin Inrlirrfxl
(in Coin mill ii l.llirrti Hell unil II I.
Ile'il In ( lilni'jn lijr III. Dii lip A
ClKiiro for I'alrliil..
EW people realize
that the great
lteil Is In Chicago
housed In a modest
little building on
Sheridan road, says
a Chicago special to
The bell Is under
of George S. Knapp, who has hud It In
charge every hour since he accepted
tho trust on September 11, 1891!. On
that date Mr. William O. McDowell,
who collected the historic metal of
which the emblem of liberty Is com
posed, requested Mr. Knupp to assume
its olllclal management, both at the
fair, and during Its trip around the
world, at a salary of $20 per week,
which on the Journey was to be In
creased to $100 per month. This prop
osition was accepted by Mr. Knapp
with the proviso that his wife ami sou
should accompany him, which request
was readily granted.
This salary has never been paid In
full, and the deficit, together with
money advanced at various times, now
amounts to over $.'1,000, so the famous
bell Is now practically in pawn at Mr.
Knapp's home here. The Columbian
bell Is tho only article of Its character
ever given the freedom of a city. In
Mr. Knapp's possession Is a handsome-ly-framed
document, of which the fol
lowing is a copy:
United States of America, Executive
Department of Illinois, City of Chi
cago. To all whom these presents shall come.
He It known that the freedom of the
city of Chicago Is hereby extended to
tho Columbian Liberty and Peace Hell
of tho World's Columbian Exposition,
held In Chicago in 181)11, was devoted
to the cause of Peace and Liberty. This
bell now starts on Its Journey mound
the world, carrying with It the best
wishes or the people of Chicago, who
commend those lu charge of It to the
kindly consideration of all nations and
In witness thereof, I, George n.
Swift, mayor of Chicago, set my name
and cause tho corporate seal of said
city to bo attached, this twenty-ninth
day of May. eighteen hundred and nine-ty-flvo,
and of the Independence of the
United States of America tho one hun
dred and nineteenth year.
George II. Swift. Mayor.
J. It. H. Van Cleave, City Clerk.
It was the Intention of the origina
tors to tako the bell around the world,
and on September III, 181)5. n huge
stake, weighing seven pounds, with an
engraved copper head, was cere
moniously driven into the ground at
the City Hall lu Chicago to commem
orate the beginning of Its Journey.
This stake is now at the mayor's office.
Thirteen horses, to represent the thir
teen original states, drew this bell,
which weighs thirteen thousand
pounds, to the special car built by the
Illinois Central Railway for Its trans
portation to Atlanta, which was the
first objective point. At the depot in
Chicago tho boll was attached to mnlin
good a claim for $:t00 by the firm which
1)11 It tho truck, the mem hers nf whloh
2id not feci themselves HUfllclently com.
pensatod by tho terms of tho contract
in which thoy agreed to mnko It for
$1,200 $C00 of which was to be a gift
from them and tho remainder to be
paid in cash.
To avoid delay Mr. Knapp paid this
claim and started for Atlanta with Just
$15 In his pocket. I'nablo to get any
money from Mr. McDowell and unwill
ing to burden the bell with debt, Mr.
Knapp and his son Journeyed to and
from Atlantn, and for four months
lived In a box car on tho exposition
grounds. For a month thoy slept on
the floor of tho car with a single blan
ket under them and the stnrs and
stripes over thorn, which sounds poetic
but is scarcely conducive to henlth or
Finally thoy secured sufficient excel
filor to mnko a rough bed, which was
afterward replaced by cheap cots. They
were reduced to ono meal a tiny anil
often driven to the extremity of resolv
ing themselves into n tasting commit
tee nt the various booths. When Mr.
Knapp camo to Chicago In 1809, his
check was good for $100,000, but 1)0
never recovered from his losses caused
by tho Chicago fire, which left him
with exactly $l.,ri0 as his total posses
sions. In consequence ho wus forced
to livo ilko a pauper at Atlantn, while
tho money duo him for services was
being squandered by McDowell on Wall
street, as has just been proven. Tho
trip was bo well managed by Knapp,
however, that tho Atlanta officials did
not dream of his dllemmn. Tho mil-
roads carried tho bell frco of charge,
but tho special Illinois Central car was
found n foot too high to pass through
tio tunnels, ami tho Nashville, Chat
tanooga nutl St. Louis rnllroad built a
special car on which tho bell completed
tho Journey nntl returned to Chicago,
Thoro was a tripod set up in front of
Mr. Knnpp's residence on July l bear
ing this invitation:
"Tho Columbian Hell will ring on tho
Fourth of July at 12 m. Historic flags
will bo raised. Tho Columbian Pence
Plow can ho scon and tho Internation
al Rope. You ami your friends aro cor
Tho bell is 5 foot 7 inches high and
7 feet 2 Inches In tllnmoter, and bears
thoEo Inscriptions: "Glory to God In
tho Highest, and on Earth, Peace, Good
Will Toward Men;" "A New Command
ment I Give You, That Yo Lovo Ono
PIU1UY, A1W. 21 1flG.
Another," "Proclaim Liberty Through
out All the Land, Into All the Inhab
itants Thereof "
Two hundred and fifty thous.ud pen
nies from the children of the count n
enter Into Its composition. One dn
at the World's Fair a little girl i;cntly
pulled Mr Knnpp'.t coat, saylns
"Please, utls'rr. won't nu let me pin
my band mi tb. bell" Mr Knapp
tenderlv Pried the tittle one up. aid
after placing a tiny rorellnger on a
shining spot, she qutricil "Do you
suppose m penny is right there"'
"Have ou got n penny lu the bell?"
asked Mr Knapp. "Oh. yes, It was
one my pipa g.no me. and he died and
I wanted in put u where no naughty
mini could steal It, so I sent It to the
Just tli'Mi i big lironycd follow rained
his cane to mrlko the bell, and the lit
tie maid spread out both lunula, orv
lug: "Oil don't stiike my papa'
penny!" ' 1 want to hear the lull ring."
said the man. The child continued her
protestations until the westerner pick
ed her up ami ltisned her for the pa
triotism. The next In lino did the saint
thing, until over a bundled people had
her In her arms before she was return
ed to her distressed mother. As she
clasped close tho child said: "Oh, mam
ma, I have kissed all tho people and
been all around tho bell."
In tho boll aro 22,01)0 oontiibutloiu
rrom battlollelds. keys from JofTcrsoi.
Davis' house, pike beads belonging to
John Drown, silver spoons owned by J.
C. Cnlhoun. Thomas Jefferson's copper
kettle, widow's inlto dug from the pool
of Dethoeda. hinge from Lincoln's
home In Springilold. Whlltlor's pen
and George Washington's surveying
chain. There are four quarts or thim
bles and two quarts or wedding rings
In the Liberty bell. At the fair forti
scvon old ladles reverently kls.sed the
great bell, and when Mr Knapp Inquir
ed the reason for the demonstration
thoy Invariably responded, "Hocuuso. I
have something exceedingly precious In
there." And then, with their dim
eyes full or tears, they would tell be
tween their broken sobs how all nlour
In the woilil. with no one to treasur'
the wedding ring they wore for half a
century or more, and unwilling that It
should ever grace a stranger's hand
they sent the slender loop of gold It
the Liberty bell, and then Journeved U
the fair hoping to press their lips tc
the bit or gold flint the lover or lorn;
ago slipped over their fingers on th
Ill.lii:irl( nn 11 llnlld-Orc inl.l.
It Is credibly related by a German
Journal that during the reign or the
Emperor William I., when the present
emperor was a boy. Prince Hlsniarclt.
walking one day through a corridor of
tho royal palace at Hcrlln, enmo upon
u strange scone. Hearing within the
room which he passed u great racket,
ho opeiiPd the door and saw the young
grandson or the emperor dancing about,
while their rather, the crown prince,
ground at the handle of a hand-organ.
All were In high spirits ami seeing
tho chancellor, tho young princes
laughingly invited him to Join in tho
dance. Prince Hlsninrck declined, but
ho offered to turn the organ If the
crown prince would Join his .sons Tin.
crown prince assented and tho chan
cellor turned the handlo with great an
imation. The laughter mid sport grow
louder with the Incrensed speed of the
playing. Just then the old emperor
came In. He took lu tho situation at a
"I see, my lord chancellor," ho said
with a smile, "that you are beginning
early to make the princes dance to
H the Incident was accepted as
prophetic. It was soon proved Illusive.
The oldest, at least, of Hie old oin
peror's grandsona-tho present emperor
has never since then danced to any
one's music but his own. Youth's Com
in mnn- iToinpiir riiiimt.
a man can get $1,000 In gold any
where In Chicago," said an enthusias
tic silver man to n group In the Pal
mer Houso rotunda. "I have n friend
who tried It yestordny, and the hanks
would not glvo It to him." A tall gon
tleman tapped tho speaker on tho
shoulder and said: "My friend, you are
mlstnken; you don't know what you
nro talking about."
Tho man maintained that lto did
"If your friend will bring mo $23,
000,000 in currency tomorrow morning,
I will guarantco that ho enn got that
amount of gold on abort notice," said
tho tall man. "I am in a position to
know what I say If you want tho mat
ter demonstrated." Tho tall man was
"Whit" Glover, chief clerk nt tlm aub
treasury. Pittsburg Dispatch.
ray THe with Wolf Scalp.
Charles Hryuut of Novnda, la., in a
good hunter who pays his taxes with
wolf scalps, wolf scalps being legil
tender to tho extent of $2 each. The
other day ho found a holo In which
woro eleven wolf pups. Ho says It was
tho largest litter he over got lu Iowa.
Ho thinks tho wolves were hybrids, a
cross between a big timber wolf ami a
coyote, which Is possible, hut Improb
able Now York Sun.
A Nuurtpupor of I'lRiirp.
About tlm r -coreat newspaper In Lo
Monncn. It is Issued weekly, is nd
mlrably printed on uxpcnslvo paper,
and Its "news" consists almost exclus
ively of figures nrrangod In long col
umns. These figures toll In what com
partment of tho roulotto wheclu nt
Monte Carlo nnd Spa tho Httlo balls
havo come to rest timing a week's
Work llnlli Wiiy.
"Gracious, Hilly, I'm In a fix; you
know I sold my old wheel and not o
"Well my wlfo got onto It and
blamed If sho hasn't gono nntl sent off
her sowing mnchlno and piano bound
to havo this year's make,"
T'-IY MADE A VERY LAROK
COMMOTION IN TEXAS.
r.ttiui-r Wim niii-il ii ip Mm. Mnrn-
lug til I Inil Ilia nril In ltn l'i-
Inn nf tin- t'reitt nri ll.ivi Mind
Wiir on I In ft.
T Is certainly an
stance for a farmer
living away out on
the dry pralrkM to
wake up and find
bis yard full or al
le.vs. this Is what
happened to Rich
ard Perdu lu llur-
Iohoii county, Te.x.,
i few days ago, avers u correspondent
In the Sf. Louis Republic.
hoiit daylight Fanner Perdu w.m
aroused from sound slumber by the
h.'lt'kinc of dons, the nnlulilnir of hoisos.
file braying or niulcti, and the bellowing
or cattle. I lo oiienod his front door
and saw alligators ranging In size from
tho gigantic saurian to the playful lit
tle reptile not more than a foot long
disporting tboniselvos about his yard.
I hero were two or thioe big bull alli
gators on the porch, only a few paces
rorm the Tanners bare foot. Tho
hounds had chased some or the alliga
tors into foiico corners, and whole
Irovtw or alligators woie prancing
along the walks and chasing each oth
er under tho nwc bushes.
Mr. Perdu rubbed his eytti. and after
taking a second look ho shouted ror
his wife mid his Winchester.
This Is what had happened. Not a
drop of rain has fallen in this section
?r country for moro than two months,
nnd lu consequence of this fact nearly
all crooks, ponds, mid bayous .no as
dry as die throat of a famous Texas
politician from whom his frlenda had
lo hide the co.il oil can. Allkators can
live a long time on dry laud, and when
tho lake or bayou in which thoy live
hns dried up they will llo around in
the hot mud or sand ror a row days,
looking very disconsolate. After awhile
they will glvo It up ami utrlko straight
icross tho country toward tho nonroM
lake or liver. Thoy generally travel
it night. Led liy an old bull, thoy will
inarch straight to the nearest water,
an If they had been over the road a
hundred tlniot before.
Courtney's lake Is the ravorlto
haunt of hundreds of alligators, ami
aover but once betoro within the meni
ry or the oldest Texan was It entlrol)
lry until n row weeks ago. A dozen or
moie young folks wont down there last
Monday on a llshlng expedition and
thoy woro surprised to find that the bed
jf the famous lake afforded a first-rate
place for playing baseball, or running
laces on bicycles, nnd that It was not
much or a place for fish.
Those young people senred tho alli
gators off into tho woods, and on that
very night tho whole army of tmurluiis
concluded to emigrate to the Hrazos
river, some 12 miles away. They march,
"d out of the bottom and struck thopral
rlo not far rrom the old Sau Antonio
I'oiitl. Hero they round an Insiii'inotmt.
able obstacle In Hie shape or a hog-
proor iinrhcil wire rence.
They followed tho lino of fenro for
three miles, until they camo to Farmer
reruns gate. This Knto Is knot einmi
by a heavy weight attached to a chain.
The nlllgators weto evidently trying to
get tlnoiigh tho who rence at cAry
stop, and when tho bin bull Hint in.i
tho army put his iieo against tlm en to
and found that it readily yielded, ho
was no tioiiut highly pleased. Ho crept
Into Mr. Perdu'H yard, ami tho noso of
the. next 'gator behind him Item the
goto from closing. In this wnv tin.
whole lot, of moro than 100 .'iiik'nim-u
conn found themselves Inside the yard.
Tho ynrd Is not largo, anil tho alliga
tors were not long In dlscoveiing that
while it had been an easy matter to
get Into tho Inclosuro, getting out was
altogether another thing.
Tho dogs woro not long In scenting
tho imurlans, and they wont to bniklng
in a way that Farmer Perdu had never
heard before. Tho horses, hogs, ami
cattlo in tho adjacent lots acted as
though they woro much frightened.
All of this commotion arotiBod Mr. Per
du, nntl ho says that when ho opened
his door nnd saw the yard full of
trange looking monsters ho experi
enced a fooling or horror no words can
describe. Although he has been living
In Texns ror 10 years, he has never bo
foro seen an alligator.
Ho nnld: "I had no Idea what the
awful looking cronturea were. I rub
bed my eyes and looked nt thorn and
wondered If I were not dreaming."
Ono of tho big monsters on tho porch
opened Its mouth and snnpped Its Jaws
closo to Mr. Perdu's feet. Mr. Perdu
has somo flvo boys, who aro fond of
fishing. Tholr oxperienco mado them
wiser than their father, lu natural hU
tory nt least. Aroused by tho groans
of tho old man nnd his wild shouta for
his Winchester, tho bovs rushed to hn
windows, ami Instnntly recognized tho
faces of tholr old enemies, who had of
ten kept them from swimming lu the
cool waters of Courtney's lake,
They got tholr guns and went boldly
out Into tho ynrd nnd oponed a fusil
liulo upon tho monsters. Tho old people
In the houso were engaged In earnest
prayer, and tho hoys out in tho yard
woro having moro fun than they ever
had before In tholr lives. An alligator
lo not easily killed. It took a half
tloznn shots to Iny out ono of tho old
The funniest part of the affair wa3
tho excltoment that it creutcd In the
neighborhood. Tho rapid firing of tho
guns, accompanied by tho shouts of
tho boys, aroused tho wholo neighbor
hood. Old noldloiti mound on tho prai
rie thought of Vlckshurg and Chlck.v
innuga. Everyone, within live mlltM
was suro that the Perdu boy., were
standing off a band of robboM Mr.
Pel tin hail only the day previously sold
a iract of land for $."i.0()i). Ills neighbors
thought of that circumstance at onto,
ami Jumped lo tho tontliision that nn
attempt was In- ng made to murder and
toll the 'ariiirr.
In lite uiliiuies fit) people, armed with
Winchesters, rovoltorM, and shotguns,
weio galloping to the Perdu home.
When they saw the alligators they
looked Into oncli other's eyes and snhl:
"What In thunder doen It nil mean?"
It took two or tin eo bourn to kill tho
alligators. There woro more than ii
hundred. "I counted 109 -Httlo and
big," said ono of the boys.
During periods or grent drought peo
ple have frequently met two or three
alligators going ncrora tho country
from one stream to anther, but never
lvfore did a Texan wake up and (hid
n hundred or moro alligators lu lilt
FADS IN PRONUNCIATIONS.
Tlm llnvll Ii Cuming In for III. Nliurn
It Is possibly too late to cure tho
alTeclatlon or giving a Teutonic twist
to the pronunciation of those good old
Saxon words cither or neither, In
whoso original there was no suspicion
of an "I," for fashion seems to hnvo
decreed, notwithstanding, Hint they
shall bo l-ther and nl-ther. and so thoy
will probably contlnuo to be with thoso
who asplio to keep pace with tho popu
lar whirl, until the turn of tho wheel
shall bring tho correct form on top
again. That oft-mooted question tuny
then lie considered out of court for tho
present, comments a writer lu the Crit
ic. Dul there aro two other words that
seem to bo going the same road, and
alike In opposition to all authority, con
cerning which I wish to make a few
remarks. I moan the words evil ami
devil, which have a closo relation to
each other in morn ways than ono.
Many of our clergymen havo adopted
ror those words the pronunciation of
e-vll ami tlov-ll, and I am sorry you
say that the dnv-ll has so got tho upper
hand that the e-vll Is on tho Increase,
until whnt was In the beginning only a.
clorlcnl affectation now bids fair, llko
l-ther and nl-ther, to assume tho pro
portions or a popular fashion. Time
was when tho stage virtually set tho
standard lu tho pronunciation or tho
language, but in thoso latter days of
dramatic degeneracy, when slipshod
English and imperfect enunciation
seem to be tho rule behind tho foot
lights, the pulpit oxerts an cqunl, If not
tho grent or, Influence. It behooves
every oleigynian, then, to look care
fully to his rhetorical ways, last ho
teach ortheoplc heterodoxy whllo
Punching the soundest of theological
orthodoxy. Now, the words in ques
tion have been pronounced over slnco
the English language came Into being,
simply e-vll nnd dov-ll with the accent
on the first syllable; and no amount of
mispronunciation enn mako tho ono any
worse or mill nny terrors to tho other.
If our clergymen will only bear In
mind that "tho o-vll that men do lives
after them," thoy will look moro care
fully lu fiituro to tholr orthoepy and
hesllnte ere thoy try to lmprovo on tho
good old-fashioned dovil of our fathers.
I'tinl llnrcliir, l.'nntnr Victim.
In tho current Lltleli's Living Ago
Is copied nn aitlcle by V. S. Lilly on
"The Theory of the Ludicrous," In
which article the rollowlng story is re
lated: "I think about tho most curloiui man
I over met," fluid tho retired burglar, 'Z
met in a houso in eastern Connecticut,
and I shouldn't know him. either if t
should mcot him ngnln, unions I should
near mm speak. It was so dark wlicr
I met him that I never saw him at nlir
I had looked around tho house down
stairs, nnd actually hadn't seen a
thing worth carrying off, and It wasn't
a bad-looking houso on tho ouwitlo.
olther. I got upstnlrs ami gropotl nbout
a little, and finally turned Into a room
that was darker than Egypt. I hadn't
gono moro than thrco steps In this
room when I heard a man Bay: "Hello,
"'Hello,' says I.
" 'Who aro you?' said the man, 'bur.
"And I said yes, I did do something1
In that lino occasionally.
" 'Mlserahlo business- to bo In, ain't
It?' said tho man. His volco enmo from
a bed over in tho corner or tho room
nnd I know ho hndn't even sat up.
"And I snld: 'Well, I diinno; I'vo got
to support my family somo way.'
" 'Well, you Just waBtcd a night hero,'
said tho man. 'Didn't you soo anything"
down stairs worth stonllng?'
"And I said no, I hndn't.
" 'Well, thcro'B loss upstairs,' says tho
mnn nnd then I heard him turn over
nnd settlo down to go to sleep again.
Til Ilko to hnvo gono over thero and
kicked him. Hut I didn't. It was get
ting Into nnd I thought, nil things con
sidered, Hint I might just as well lot
him have Ills sleep out."
Antiquity of h'oup.
Soap Is not a modern invontlon. It
Is twice mentioned in tho Hlblo, first In
Jeremiah and ngaln In Malachl. His
tory telle us that moro than 2,000 years
ago tho Gauls manufactured It by com
bining beech trco aches with goat's fnt.
A fow years ago a Boap-holler's shop
wns discovered In Pompeii, having boon
burled beneath tho terrible ruin of
ashes that fell upon that city 79 A. D.
Tho soap found In tho shop had not
last all its eincacy, although it had
been burled 1,800 years. At tho time
that Pompeii was tlostroyed tho eoap
mnklng business was carried on In sev
eral of the Italian cities. Orocer's Re
viow. Tho number of wlieols rlddon in Cfrr
cago Is variously estimated at from 15,
000 to 100,000.
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