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THE IfcED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 J 81)7.
FOR RURAL DELIVERY
EXPERIMENT IS INDORSED
FROM EVERY PLACE.
KriinrtH of the ScmIiiim In hlrli tlir
Mall VjMem ll.io llfcii Trlnl I iilfirm -Thr
SiTtlif, llinwvrr, l.lki'ly to foot
DimiIiW- Uthit Win 1'lgurod mi.
Washington, Fob. !!,-.. Tho post
masters and the patrons at every 0110
of the fortyfour postotllccs where
rural free delivery has been in opera
tloa declare in faor of the plan. The
test ha-, been going on ouly for a lim
ited period, but the otlleos were so dis
tributed us to inula the experiment
complete nnd it was developed at
points in thirty-Hire or thirty-four
states. The reports lire all in and the
data gathered will bo transmitted by
Postmaster General Wilson In a special
report to congress. The sentiment
favorable to the adoption of the com
prehensive scheme is unanimous, rep
resenting opinions given both by the
hund of each postotllce and the uatrons.
When the experiment was. first con
templated it was estimated that rural
free delivery to cover the whole coun
try would involve, un an mm I expendi
ture of over S2),0t)0,000. but the expe
rience uheudy had shows thutStO.OOO,
000 Is n conservative (Igure. The cost
of the service Is found, of course, to
have varied with the ehuraeter of the
country where it was performed,
sparsely settled regions heavily in
creasing the expense. Thus in ono
county In Massachusetts thediirerenee
of conditions necessitated the estab
lishment of the experiment tit three
points and the postmusters report u va
riance of several cents between them
as to the eost of delivery per letter.
The maximum cost of delivering each
piece of mull matter was between rt
and 7 cents at ilurtsvillc, Ind., and
less than 7 mills at Greenfield, in
Franklin county, Mass.. The uverago
cost per letter is ilxetl at little over
3 cents in these. rural dell rles. Thero
arc- many places, however, whore de
livery of mall is Impossible, and these
aggregate a large portion of the coun
try. Tho least d'HIculty In the way of
the general adoption of the scheme Is
in the eastern states, though u num
ber of western states, like the country
adjacent to Denver, Colo., show com
paratively small cost.
Olllclals believe that the service can
bo advantageously established In a
number of well settled regions. Post
master Gcncrul Wilson has not yet
drafted his report, but it Is believed ho
will demonstrate the value of the con
tinuance of the experiment for ono
A MONETARY CONFERENCE
House C'oiniulttrn for the Senatn Mill
Will Iteport Favorably.
Washington. Feb. 22. Tho House
committee on coinage to-day decidod
to report favorably the Senate bill
for an international monetary con
ference with amendments author
izing the President If ho should sec
fit to seek an agreement by dl omutic
relations instead of u conference. Ten
of tho seventeen members of tho com
mittee woro present, thrco Republic
ans, six Democrats and one Independ
ent, eight of whom are free silver men
and thero was no dls.'ent to the mo
tion to report tho bill to tho House.
Five Republicans absented themselves.
GEN. SHELBY'S SUCCESSOR
Giles V. Crenshaw Named hy 1'resldent
Wasiiinoton, Feb. 22. The Presl
lent sent this nomination to the Sen
ato to-day: Giles Y. Crenshaw to be
marshal of tho United States for the
Western district of Missouri.
Hherman's Private Secretary.
Washington, Feb. 22. K. J. Bab
cock, who has been ussocluted with
tho Ohio sonutor for about thirteen
years, will coutlnuo to act as his con
fidential secretary when ho shall as
sume control of tho department of
State. Mr. Itabcock is now clerk to
tho Senate committee on foreign
Goneral Flcatantnn'a Simple Ilurlal.
Wasiiinoton, Feb. 22. General Al
fred Plcnsanton, the union cavalry
commander, was burled In the Con
gressional cemetery In the presence of
many veterans of the late war. The
body, according to his wish, was at
tired in citizens clothes, with a single
yellow bud, tho cavalry color, as its
Natal Appropriation IIIIL
Washington, Fob. 22. Tho naval
appropriation bill for the next fiscal
year has been practically completed
by tho Hoiiho committee on naval af
fairs. Tho bill carries a total of about
833,000,000, which is about 81,000,000
more than tho appropriations for tho
An Army Ofllcer In Disgrace
Wasiiinoton, Feb. 22. Tho Presi
dent has approved tho bentenco of the
court martial In tho caso of First Llou
tenant Frank Owen, Fourteenth In
fantry, stationed on the PnelHo coast,
convicted of falsifying his accounts,
and ho will be dismissed from tho army
Nebraska Mayor United.
NunBASKA Citv, Neb., Fob. 22.
After six hours of deliberation the city
souncll, by a vote of 7 to 1, found
Mayor Charles W. Stahlnut guilty of
afflclal misconduct dud of obstructing
the business of tho city and tho coun
sll and ousted him from otllce.
Hold Robbers at Madlsou, Kan.
EnrontA, Kan., Feb. 22. At Madi
son, Qreenwood county, twenty miles
north, last night, T. B. Trotter's hard
ware store was robbed of arms and
ammunition, and, tho postofllce safe
havlntr been blown open with such
force as to force out the whole front
of the building, all the stumps, regis
tered packages and money were taken.
No Pardon for an Kmbessler.
Wasihnuton, F-b. 22. Tho Presi
dent has denied a pardon to W. C. Gar
vin of Colorado, sentenced to fire
years' imprisonment for embezzling
national bank funds.
.uncle sam slow pay.
lied debate on
Mo lltirrr to Settle Iti
Feb. t'i.A very splr
the general subject ot
1 the payment of claims found to be duo
by tho United States was Indulged in
by tho House yesterday during the
consideration of the general deficiency
appropriation bill. Mr. IHehardson oi
Tennessee had called attention to tho
apparent. Inconsistency of an Item to
pay tho costs of defending suits, and
the fuctthat tho bill contained no Hem
to pay the judgment.
This furnished Mr. Walker of Massa
chusetts a text for a lively speech
against the "niggardly" aud "dshon
est" policy ot tho government, and a
severe urrulgnment of tho committee
on rules for tfie tyranny It was said to
exercise over tho proceedings of tho
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio camo to tho
defense of the committee, warmly de
claring thnt tho House had made tho
rules and should abide by them. No
one, he said, would resent tho exercise
of power not conferred on tho commit
tee more bitterly tliun he.
Mr. Million of Pennsylvania, chair
man of the war claims ccmmlttee,
made the statement thut the House
hud been frightened by a "bogle ltmn,"
nnd the just claims against the govern
ment, instead of aggregating hun
dreds of millions, iiH was frequently
stnted, could bo discharged with
SlO.OOO.OOd. Tho consideration of tho
bill was not completed. The bill car
rles $1,441, 0J7.
Sir. M'Klnley Will llrnl.
Canton, Ohio, Feb. 122. "President-
elect McKinley has fully recovered his
accustomed good health," said Dr. T.
II. Phillips this morning, "and I be
lieve Is .stronger than over. That docs
not mean, however, that ho will re
Rume his receiving visitors promiscu
ously, us I have advised emphatically
oguinst that custom. Whut busi
ness tho President-elect will give
his attention to previous to
his departure for Washington will
be what has been partially arranged
beforehand. Special visitors, or thoso
who come by Invitation from tho
major, will bo given audience, but not
a great deal ot this will bo transacted.
Tho rest and freedom from official
cares obtained the past week have
been moit benellcial to him."
McKinley Undecided at to Several
of the Cabinet Assignments.
Canton, Ohio, Fob. 22. While It is
believed that Colonel J. J. McCook of
New York will be invited to come hero
In a day or two and confer with tho
President-elect as to a place in tho
next cabinet tho position of Attor
ney general is not thought to bo
decided upon for tho distinguished
New Yorker. Tho places ot postmas
ter general, secretary of the navy and
secretary of tho Interior as well as at
torney general are all believed to be
under advisement, although. It Is still
thought that the appointment of Mr.
McCook will complete the full list of
tho personnel of the cabinet.
Katsla Against Greece.
St. PETKnsnuno, Fob. 22. Tho ob
stinacy of Greece Is causing irritation
here. Tho Novoo Vremya expresses
tho general fooling and policy of tho
government In saying that the powers
have no Idea of altering the policy they
have taken. If needs be, tho Greek
battalions will bo disarmed by them
and Greece placed in a painful situa
tion by being blockaded. Tho Mlrova
Gcotzoloskl says politics Is not senti
mental und good sense orders tho
Greeks to retire.
Important Land Derision.
Sauna, Kun., Feb. 22. Tho suit
pending In tho several courts for sev
eral years, brought by tho United
States against tho Union Pacific rail
way company and William Hoard of
this county, to cancel tho patent to the
lutter's land, has been decided by tho
United States supreme court in Hoard's
favor. This was a test case, and Judgo
Garver, who won the caso for Mr.
Hoard, states that it virtually settles
any further question as to the title to
a large amount of land In Saline", Dlck
inson und other counties.
The Joke on Dan NtuurL
JKFKF.U90N City, Mo., Fob. 22. A
telegram from Dan Stuart to Rebo,
the member who introduced tho prizo
fight resolution, was read to the IIouso
this morning. Stuart offered to place
one of the best boxes at tho ringsldo
ut the disposal of tho Missouri com
mittee if one should bo appointed to
sco the Corbett-Fltzslmmons fight,
Not Guilty of Murder.
Lexinoton, Mo Fob. 22. Olllo Lo
gan, 10 years of age, charged with Jo
seph Wllkcrsou with tho murder of
James Secrenso at Odessa, Mo., April
l.', was acquitted this morning, tho
evldonco clearly showing thnt Wllker
son committed tho deed. Wilkcrson's
trial was continued until tho June
term, he being unable to appear on ac
count of sickness.
C W, Stephens' Generons Offer.
Columbia. Mo., Feb. 22. E. W.
Stephens announced to-day to tho
board of trustees of Stephens college
that ho would make the college a
present of 83,000, provided that an ad
ditional 80,000 was raised, the money
to bo used to complcto tho chapel
which Is now under construction. Mr.
Stephens is the publisher of tho Colum
New Mexico Sheriff Assassinated.
Santa Fk, N. M., Feb. 22. Sheriff
Dow of Eddy county was shot last
night by two men concealed between
buildings. He died to-day. He was
active in the prosecution of cattle
thieves. Governor Thornton offered a
reward of 8500 for each of his mur
The Zlna Combine.
15f.tiii.eukh, Pa., Feb. 22. It was
announced last night that tho Lehigh
Zinc und Iron company and the Flor
ence .inc works have entered tho gi
gantic zlno combine, the capital of
which Is 810,000,000.
M'COOK ON THE TREATY.
Tho New Yorker UpIIotos In 1'rrparlng
for War Drupltn Arliltrntlnn.
Nkw Yohk, Feb. 22. Colonel John
J. McCook, who may be In President
McKinley' cabinet, touched on the
sdfeijcct of the general arbitration
treaty In the course of a speech at tho
annual reunion and buuquct of tho
Alumni Association of I.afayetto col
lege Colon ol McCook said In part: "1 am
in favor of arbitration, but I do not
believe that we can place an assurance
of peace on any urbltrulon treaty unless
our nation is prepared to defend her
coast and send forth tho best war ves
sels so thut she may keep the treaty
and sco that other nations keep It."
FOUND DEAD BY A CHILD.
fho Wife of m rastinastnr it nil a Young
Falls Vim.aok, Conn., Feb. 22.
When ho awoke- this nioinlng, the 10-year-old
son of Postmaster Walter
Chapln found the eorpe of his mother
in the dining room of their homo und
nearby tho dead body of Churles
Mead, about 2! years old, tho son of
Ralph P. Mead, formerly of Fulls Vil
lage, but now of Scotland, Conn.
Some distance away was u revolver
with several chambers empty.
Chapln, who Is engaged as superin
tendent of Henry llishop's factory at
Shctlleld, Mass., "was summoned home
upon the discovery of the double
tingedy. The supposition Is thut
Mead killed Mr. Chapln anil himself,
but at present tho fncts In the case are
LIKE THE CRON1N CASE.
tho Doily of a Chlmgoiin Found a
Hot Hprlngs Sower.
Hot SiMUNoa, Ark., Fob. 22. An In
quest was held this morning on tho
body of Robert Muerling of Chicago,
which was found yesterday Jammed
in a sewer main. Investigation
strengthens the belief thut he was
murdered, as it would hnve been im
possible for him to have replaced tho
cap on tho mauholo If It had been sui
cide. The body was decayed so badly
that tho jury is unable to determine
yet In what manner ho met death.
The only way uy wlilcu it could bo
identiiled was by th
found In a coat poc
dlsap'jcaranco Is unk
For the Fellows
New Yohk, Feb. 22.
stumping tho South
It was while
for tho Palmer
and Buck tier ticket that Colonel J. R.
Fellows caught tho cold that probably
caused his deuth, and Republicans, in
cluding Messrs. McKinley, Hnnnn and
Carnegie, have promised to contribute
for his family 850,000, which sum It is
proposed to rniso to 8100,000. Colonel
Fellows gave away nearly all his
money und there Is a 820,000 mortgage
on the home. Kdwurd Lautcrbach Is
the father of the relief movement, and
he and Senator Platt are pushing It.
I.eland Charges Fraud.
Topeka, Kun., Fob. 22. Cyrus Lo
land, whose administration us chair
nun of tho county board of Doniphan
county was the subject of an offensive
petition offered In the Senate a few
days ago, has been conducting nn in
vestigation of tho matter and to-day
says the potition is a fraud. Ho finds
that the names of numerous citizens
on tho petition were put thoro with
out their consent or knowledge, und
that fraudulent means were resorted
to to obtain tho signatures of others.
May Come to America.
Nkw Yobk, Feb. 22. Princess Chl
may has given Oscar Hammcrstein an
option on her services at the Olympic
music hall In this city, und ho has a
week to decide whether he will pay tho
salary asked, which Is something like
82,000 a week and expenses. It Is
thought that Oypsy Ulgo will accom
pany tho princess to this country, If
she shall come.
Arkatitat's Governor Against the Treaty,
Lirn.E Rock, Ark., Fob. 22. Gover
nor Jones replied to a telegram from
tho chairman of tho national arbitra
tion cotnmlttoo that ho was not in
favor of ratification either with or
without amendment, closing: "In my
judgment it is a trap for the Unltod
States into which wo should never be
led with my consent."
llushnell .Raps Newspapers.
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 22. At tho
Y. M. C. A. state convention to-day
Govornor Uushnoll made an address in
which ho said that ho hoped thut tho
Influence of the Y. M. C. A. on news-
fiapor men would keep thorn from stat
ng every morning who was going to
be appointed United States Sonutor
I'lngreo's Mayoralty In Court.
DKTiioir; Mich., Fob. 22. Arguments
woro heard by tho judges of the circuit
court, sitting en banc to-day, on tho
application for a mandamus to compel
tho election of a mayor to succeed
Govornor Plngreo, who, It Is alloged,
vacated the otjlco of mayor in becom
ing governor. '
An Kloctrlo Car Struck.
Chicago, Feb. 22. During the thun
der, storm oarly this morning lightning
striie't n Forty-third street electric car
lull uf worklugmen on tholr way to
the r.tock yards. All woro badly
shoe!; -d und ono man, Zaoh Root, had
to be rjmoved In an ambulance. The
car was badly damaged.
A Bllizard In North Dakota.
Guano Forks, N. D Feb. 22, Snow
began to fall yesterday and has con
tinued since, with a high, cold north
wind. Every available snow plow bus
been sent out in all directions, to
gether with a large forco of snow
shovolers, to keep Incoming trains
Calhoun's Grandson Drowned.
Middleshouo, Ky., Fob. 32. The
body of Noel T. Calhoun, grandson of
the famous nulllfler, John. C Calhoun,
was found floating In tho Kentucky
river noar Hyden. Ho was a lurgo
ADISON J A N E
wny was always
pointed out as n
and was well satis
lied with his own
handiwork, for con
tent railluted from
his full face and
from his figure,
which hud lost Us
under creeping waves ol flesh. Mr.
Janoway hnd satisfied his ambitions as
far 08 It Is possible for a man to do It.
Fortunately for his content these as
pirations were of tho kind that aro
most often realized. Ho had a hand
Homo wife and thrco bright children;
ho was president ot tho stato bnnk, an
institution known to bo founded on tho
rock of sound ilnanco; ho had uosn
mayor of Shownnce nnd was n member
of the legislature. So much of eiirthly
glory had fallen to his share.
When he read the obituary of another
self-made man ho nlwnys nodded his
head sagely ns much as to say: I
know how It goes; I started with
nothing myself." In fact Mr. Jane
way's election to the legislature enmo
of the admiration the electors had for
a man of tho people. When his con
stituents hired a baud nnd went to con
gratulate him they found him ready
with a speech. Ho said: "Fellow-cltl-zons,
I will not try to hldo from you
my deep gratification at the result of
tho election. I wanted to bo elected
I havo wunted a good many things nnd
I've generally got thorn. But not with
out working. I started with nothing
I did chores for my keep, I went to
school when I could, I picked up a
penny here and a penny there; I did
any honest work that I could And. And
where am I now? President of a hank,
ox-mayor and member of the legisla
ture. I thank you, friends, for your
votes, yet I feel that I hnvo won my
own way; that I am one, a private,
Derhnns. In :ho great army of self-
made men." He bowed and retired
amid loud applause. In another, this
speech would havo provoked criticism,
but one of tho privileges of tho bcU
tnade man Is to praise his maker with
Mr. and Mrs. Janoway had Just come
from a visit to their now houso, which
their architect assured them was In tho
purest style ot the gothlc renaissance.
But they wore sare, too, which seemed
to them of far more importance, that
It was the finest house In town and
quite eclipsed Mrs. Morgan's red-brick
They were to move Into It nt onco
and Mrs. Janeway went about tho old
house planning what should be lett be
hind, as not coming up to tho artistic
standard of tho new place. "Coma here
It minute, Madison," sho called from
i obscure entry back ot the dining-
Mr. Janeway laid down his paper and
went to her, followed by Florry, their
youngest child. "What is it, my dear?"
"Hadn't we better pack this away
the frame's so shabby that it Isn't fit
for the new house?" She pointed to
a faded photograph, hanging In a dark
corner. It was the likeness of a plain
woman, with a broad mouth and eyes
widely separated; the hair was parted
and drawn back from tho forehead llko
two curtains; a watch-chain picked out
in gilt encircled her neck and her lips
and cheeks were touched with carmine,
giving the face a ghastly pretense ot
Mr. Janeway Blared at It meditatively.
"I hadn't noticed it for a long time," ho
"WHO ARE YOU?"
"Who Is that lady, papa?" Florry
asked, looking at tho picture as If sho
eaw It for tho first time.
"Why, Florrv, that was my first
wife," he answered, surprised that sho
had not known It before.
"Was sho my mamma, too?"
"No no," he replied, hastily. "Sho
was Sarah Deerlng."
"Wasn't sho any relation to mo?" tho
child persisted. Sho was but olght
years old and tho ramifications ot
kinship were yet a mystery to her.
"Ot course not," her mother snld.rath
er sharply. "Your papa was married
to hor when ho was very young long
boforo ho lived hero or know me. I
thought you had beard this Uforo."
Bho turned to her husband. "MJ&:u,
shall I lay this picture away?"
Mr. Janeway looked at her attentive
ly was it zeal for an artistic ensemble
or was thero a lurking jealousy of tho
woman who had como boforo? "Pack
it away It you llko," ho said, turning
away. "It Is shabby."
Long after his wife and children wore
sleeping Mr, Janeway sat smoking and
thinking complacently of his success.
He, Madison Junoway, had begun with
nothing and t 50 he had won tho
things he had longed for at 20. Tho
evening and closing ot the door at
Hi BaOl ii
tracted his attention. He tookod up.
A woman walked across the room.
A plain woman, with an honest, ugly
face nnd n short, thick figure.
"Who am you?" Mr. Jnnewny naked,
frowning at hor Intrusion. "Don't you
know me, MnddyT" sho returned.
Ho was stnrtled when sho called him
Muddy It was more than twenty years
slnco ho hnd been called that. "Arc
oti nrc you hut you can't be Sa
rah," ho stammered. "Sho hnj been
dead these many years."
"1 nm Sarah." she answered. "You
havo changed, Maddy."
"Yes jes wo nro apt to," ho re
plied, uneasily. "But you look Just the
same." We. said this to see if she would
account foi her presence.
"Tho living can only see tho dead as
they wero In life," she returned. "You
sold tho farm, didn't you?"
Mr. Janoway felt as If a reproach lay
In tho observation. "Yea, I sold tho
farm," ho said. "I needed the mouey to
put Into other Investments."
"I worked hard on that place." Bhe
said, crossing her hands very rough,
worn hands. "I worked very hard thoro
those years I tried to save all I could,
"You wero a good wife, Sarah," ho
replied; "and both of us had our bur
dens, I guess."
"And It was my money thnt bought
tho farm you had nothing when you
came courting me, did you, Maddy?
And you said that my being thirty
years old nnd you being Just of ago
made no difference."
"Yes, I suppoBo I Euld thnt, and I'm
suro I nlwnys tried to bo good to you,"
ho said In answer to thut unspoken re
proach thut seemed to Ho behind hor
spoken words. "1 tried to treat you
"The monoy that camo to mo Just be
fore I died from Undo John must have
been n help I left It and tho farm to
you, Maddy." Her dull eyes seemed to
forco him to ncknowledgo his debt.
"Yes yes Sarah. I know that I owo
much to you. Without your help and
money I should have had n much hard
er time getting on my feet. Yet I think
I should have succeeded In any enso."
Mr. Janoway could not forbenr offering
this tribute to his self-esteem. "How
over, I gratefully acknowledge your aid,
"You havo another wife now, Maddy.
and children," she said. "But I was
first. I believed In you, nnd I worked
for you, oh, so willingly. I knew that
you were different from me I knew
that you had hopes thnt stupid Sarah
could never understand. I knew that I
was your companion In your work, but
not in your hopes. I knuw that we
wore growing further apart every year
that we lived together. I know that
while I wdb getting to be worked out
and middle-aged, that you were only
coming to your prime. I know thut It
was beBt that I died when I did be
fore I camo to bo n drag on you. Yet,
Maddy, beforo her and your children, I
think you ought not to shame me, for
I was your faithful wife tho wife ot
your youth, and I gavo you all I had to.
give my money, my lovo, my toll."
Beforo Mr. Janeway could answer sho
was gone and ho sat alone.
Tho next day, however, he took tho
old photograph downtown nnd ordered
for It a gorgeous frame. When It was
returned ho hung it In his now library,
whero ft looked strangely alien between
a St. Cecilia and tho Arabian Falconor,
bought at the Instigation of the archi
tect. Florry, with a child's quickness, no
ticed tho fine new gilt frame that sur
rounded the ugly, good face. "What
havo you dono to tho lady?" she asked.
"Aren't you golug to pack her away,
llko mamma said?"
"No, tho plcturo Is to stay here. Do
you remember who I said It was?"
"Yes It was your first wife."
Mr. Janeway took her on his knee.
"Florry," ho began soberly, "when I
was a llttlo boy I was very poor as
poor as the Gaits" a family eolebrated
in tho town for Ill-luck and poverty.
"I went to school when I could, but
that was mighty little, for I had to
work most of the time. Sometimes I'd
get most discouraged, but I had to work
just tho same. Ono year I worked for
u man named Deerlng; ho had a daugh
ter, and when she found how much I
wauted to go to school she lent mo soma
money money she had saved by pinch
ing nnd scraping. After awhile her
father died and she married me. I had
nothing and sho owned a sood farm,
but sho married me. In six years sho
died and left everything to me. Sho
gavo mo my start. Sho was a good
woman, and bolloved in me when no
body olse did. Tho other night pnpu
dreamed that ho saw her and talked to
her, and It made him feel ashamed that
ho had seemed to forget hor." Mr, Jnne
wny felt that ho was making a hand
somo roparatlon, but he was a man who
aimed to do right It was necessary to
The child wriggled from Jils arms and
walked awuy with nn awed glance at
Mr. Janoway stared at It muFingly.
"Aro you satisfied now, Saralt"" ho
caught hlmsolf saying. "Pshaw that
dream holds to mo still," he exclaimed,
"but anyhow I'vo dono hor Justice"
Aud though tho architect declared
that tho photograph qulto spoiled the
effect ot the library and begged that it
might bo banished to some hack room,
Mr. Janoway was Arm, and the dull,
good face of his first wife kept its place
between tho St. Cecilia and the Ara
Hinging as an Antidote to Consumption.
It Is asserted that singing Is a cor
rective ot the too common tendency
to pulmonic complaints. An eminent
phyBlclan observes on the subject:
"The Germans aro seldom aflllcted with
consumption and this, I bollevo, Is in
part occasioned by tho strength which
their lungs acquire by exercising them
in Yocal music, for this constitutes en
essential branch of their education."
MUSIC A LA GOLF.
In these dajs, when golf Is crowding
In popularity oery other form of out
door sport, It Is also -In England, nt
least-gU lug a freshness uiul urlety
to mu.slrnl atticism which will bo ap
pro luted by the lay mind that Is not
educated up to n knowledgo ol tho
technical terms usually employed In
describing musical events, snys nn ex
change. Hem Is n report taken from
a recent London paper, ot a classical
concert nt St. James' hall: "An enor
mous crowd assembled Inst Monday
night to witness tho foursome compe
tition over the St. JiimeH hall links.
Punctually at 8 o'clock Dr. Joachim
drove off from tho tee, Slgnor Platti
responding with n lovely low shot,
which loft Mr. Gibson within easy
reach of tho green with his brnssoy.
Mr. Hies foorlcd tho Bccond subject
nnd Dr. Joachim was badly bunkered,
but using IiIh niblick on tho Q string
In mnstcrly stylo laid his ball dead,
and tho first movement wan halved
amid great enthusiasm. Staring ono
up at tho scherzo, Slgnor Plnttl begani
the second movement, nnd outdrovo,
Dr. Jonchlm by at least twenty bars.,
Mr. Gibson approached cloverly, and
in tho trio there was nothing to chooso
between the opponent!!, tho roda (con
sordini) resulting In another hnlf. Mr.
Gibson and Slgnor Platti woro now
dormy, but tho latter, being obliged
to play pawky round n dnngcroua piz
zicato passage, lost n good deal ot
ground, ns Dr. Joachim's drive nnd
Mr. Ules' second wero both long and
SOME LATE NEW THINGS.
An adjustable hnndlo for cnrrylnr
traveling bags Is arranged so that it
enn bo fastened to either side of the
bag by riveting a pair of bracelets In
to which tho ends of tho handle lock
to ench side of tho bag, Uiub allowing
tho bag to be carried either flat or
edgewise, as desired.
Pneumatic car-fenders havo recent
ly been patented, consisting ot a num
ber of elastic tubes set In metal framed
shaped like ordlnnry fenders.
A new folding (able has a drawer
set in the under portion of tho tablo
top In such n manner that It cannot
bo removed when the legs are folded
up, tho iegH covering tho front of tho
A recent Improvement In monkey
wrenches consists of a lever lying par
allel with tho handle to tighten the
grip ot tho Jaws. To operate It the
lover Is raised and the Jaws screwed
as tight as possible by means of tho
usual thumbscrew, when the lever Is
forced downward, thus closing the
Jaws mure tightly togother.
To remove coats and hats out ot the
way and yet plnco them where they
can bo reached easily when wanted a
now devlco consists ot a bracket or rack
to hold a number ot coats and hats at
tached to a rod running up to th
colling ot the room In such a manner
that it can be raised or lowered to ths
dewlred height nnd fastened cither by
a thumbscrew or spring catch. '
A recently patented coin separator
nnd distributor has a long, flat metal
feed chute Into which the coins are
dropped at one end, the other end be
ing lower, bo that the coins will roll
down to tho coin-holders, each holder
having an opening Into tho ch'uto
through which the coin drops, the size
of the coin determining which tube It
The heating ot flat and sad irons by
electricity has just been patonted, the
device having tho Inside next to tho
bottom hollowed out and several colls
ot wire placed therein, connected with
nn electric circuit by means qt wires
running to an electric lamp socket, the
passage ot the current through tho
colls heating tho bottom of the iron.
A handy llttlo coin packago Ib mado
ot metal and Is fitted with a sliding
section around the barrel portion,
which can be closed and fastened with
a loop when the package is full.
Ilr Little Things Do Harm.
Oftentimes it Is little faults, llttlo
carelessness In conduct, llttlo blemishes
In character, tho "no hurnis" thnt make
fairly good people almost useless, so
far as their Influcnco goes. There was
n great light house out nt sea. Ono
night the men lighted the lamps, as
usual. Some time nftorwnrd they saw
that there appeared no light upon th
water whore ordlnnrlly thoro was
bright lane of boams. Thoy examined
their lamps they wero burning bright
ly. But thoy looked outsldo and thero
wero millions of llttlo Insects on tho
glass, so thickly plied thore that
light could nut got through. In
morning thoy learned that a ship
boon wrecked close by becauso
light had been obscured by.the
sects. Here Is tho lesson, says
Dr. Miller: Tho lamp may be burning
brightly in your soul or In mine; but
little faults pride, ugly temper, sel
fishness, ualf-hoartedness, bad hablU
of tongue, carelessness about paying
debts or keeping promises, a hundred
othor things may so cloud our lives
as to obscure the Image of God In our
souls. Perhaps some soul has been
lost because your lamp docs not ahlno
but with a clear light. We counsel
you young people to be good, beautiful
in character, faithful In all duties
careful not In the smallest way t-1 dim
the luster of God's graco within.
In Italy there are moro theaters la
proportion to tho population than lis
any other country.
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