The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, October 28, 1898, Page 3, Image 3

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fine of Ilia nrcntost IMtIiiik lu Aiitrrlrrt
A Native of Wnlfti f.uft nn Oriliiin
When Young -How Ilo StruggtrU to
(let an Education.
ERTS, tlu now
president of the. fa
mous old Center
Collego, Is ono of
tnc most leurnod
Welshmen In the
world, nud ono of
iu America. Ho Is
bow 00 years old
'nil in the ery rlpcncsa of tha iutol
lectual power. He came to America
with his parents when lie was u ltid.
and was left an orpluui with the world
boforo him to fight. He earned his
education at Pilureton and later at
the Presbyterian seminary In that In
stitution. During the llrat years of his
ministry ho was offered tho chair of
Grcok In Delaware College, tho chair
of Hebrew In tho McCormlck Theologi
cal Seminary, the presidency of Rut
gers College, Now Brunswick, nnd the
chair of theology In tho Allegheny
Seminary. In 188G ho becamo the pres
ident of Lake Forest university, rear
ranged its curriculum, and added ?L
000,000 to Its funds. Ho has been n
moderator of a general assembly, the
highest honor tho Presbyterian chinch
can bestow. lie Is a philologist who
might hnvo made his mark In that &cl
onco had he not preferred tho pulpit
and education. He will make a noblo
president of the famous old Institution
to who3o headship ho has becu called.
The Lntont I'lctur Hook.
Ono of the latest Parisian scientific
toys Is a picture book, In which tho
cor as well as tho eyo Is appealed to.
It Is a book of animals, and oach ani
mal litters its own characteristic cry.
The title of tho hook Is tho "LIrro
d'Iraages Parlantea," ot book of speak
ing pictures. Monsieur Leroy contrib
utes to La Nnture a description of this
new toy. Tho pictures represent tho
most familiar domestic nnlmals, nnd
each animal Bpeaka Its on a lan
guage. To cause It to break silence,
nothing Is necessary but to pull a lit
tle string nt tho edgo of tho book. In
tho book nro to bo seen a rooster, a
cow, a lamb, little birds In their nest,
a donkey, a cuckoo, a goat. On tho
last page aro children who are welcom
ing their parents. By pulling tho string
at tho right page, the cry of any par
ticular creature Is elicited. Tho lis
tener hears the donkey heehaw and
tho rooster crow. Tho crowing la very
well imitated. Tho string Is pulled
.again, and tho lamb bleats, tho birds
twitter, tho cuckoo sings, tho cow
moos, or tho llttlo chlldtcn call out
"papa" or "mamma." Thcso Inter
esting results aro obtained very sim
ply by tho aid of small bellows placed
in a box hidden in the book. When
tho string Is pulled, the air enters tho
corresponding bellows, and Is thence
expelled by a spring. Tho air makes
Its exit through a special tubo appro
priate for each cry, and at tho samo
tlmo tho bellows mcots with certain
obstacles placed on a wire. Thcso
arrangements hnvo boon carefully stud
ied with a view to producing tho piopor
Coining: Herniation In Turin.
When Queen Tnltou, tho wlfo of tho
Negus Mcnelek, conqueror of tho Ital
ian troopa In Abytialnla, arrives with
her husband nnd dusky but brilllnnt
escort In Paris oven the gay Parisian
will no doubt marvel, Queen Taltou is
,no losa Interesting than her husband.
When Bho appears in public sho la ac
companied by many women, mounted
mn richly caparisoned mulci, with run
inera, umbrella bearors and other at
tendants. Taltou's umbrella is n
bright red. She is very stout, but with
all that her presonco Is dlgnlflod. Sho
Is remarkably well Informed on cur
rent topics and is a charming conver
sationalist. Her letters aro woll writ
ten and havo a bright, natural htylo.
Sho does not dress any moro richly
than her ladles In watting, but sho Is
tho very essenco of cleanliness. Tho
empress belloves thoroughly in court
etiquetto and no ono may gazo on her
A 1(11
unless ho has been formally presented
A Common Co.
Algy "That glil Is worth half a mil
Hon dollars, and Clarcnco hugged her
for four hours on tho pier Inst night."
Roggy "Yes; another case of being
pressed for money." Judgo.
A Winner.
"How did you llko tho show last
night?" "Great! Rest I ever paw.
Houso was packod and the people went
wild with enthusiasm. Thoy k:.IIod u
Spaniard in every act."
Itarritltlng for the negutnni !i Uolna
Htimlllr On.
to fixed by statuto tho numerical
Htientgth of tho rogulnr nrmy is now
01,000 men. 'ilicn are at present in
tin regular army about 51,000 men, nnd
the work of terruttlng Is going on
steadily for tho purposo of attaining
the maximum strength. Regular army
officials sny that all of tho complaints
of neglect, starvation, etc., come from
tho volunteers. Tho regulars are suf
fering as much an tho oluntccrs, but
no complaint Is heard from them. An
ofllcer of tho war department tlcclaroo
that tho volunteer army Is practically
disorganized, owing to tho criticisms
made by cortnln newspapers on tho sec
retary of war and his bureau ofllccrH.
Ho says: "Tho war with Spain Is not
over and we may hnvo serious troublo
before pcaco Is formally declared. Wc
may need troopH to enforco our policy
In Cuba nnd In tho Philippines, nud ns
tho mnttcr stands today wo should not
depend upon our volunteer troops, af
ter all that has been said about the
war department In tho newspapers.
Ueforo wo could get them to go to
Cuba, or Porto Rico wo should have to
have n complete 'reorganization. Un
dor tho circumstances wo must placo
our dependence In tho regulars. Not
ono word of complaint has been heard
from the regulars, and they should b9
given every nttciitlou In tho present
emergency, nnd every effort should bo
uiado to promoto their comfort. I do
not gay this to the disparagement of
tho volunteer troops, for they havo bc
haved nobly nnd tho entlro country ap
preciates their patriotism. The de
moralizing Influcnres of overcalous or
designing friends In behalf of tho vol
unteers havo brought about this dis
content and disorganized spirit. The
regulars know that there Is no inten
tion on tho part of tho government to
wilfully neglect them or Ill-treat them.
Consequently they nro going right
along performing tho brunt of the bur
den without a murmur.
Assistant Secretary ot tho Treasury
Frank A. Vnnderllp hns been ono of
tho busiest men In tho government
since the beginning of tho war with
Spain, for the event thrust upon him
a great undertaking, with proportion
ate responsibility. He it was who
was given poisonal supervision' of tho
$200,000,000 bond Issue.
Since July 13, tho day congress
passed the act to provldo wnya and
menu's to meet the expenditures of tho
war, Mr. Vundorllp has been engaged
night and day In carrying out tho un
usually complex provisions of tho war.
The prompt mnnner In which tho large
extra forco ot clerks was organized,
tho effective business methods put in
force, and, Indeed, every detail of tho
handling ot the accounts and nil busi
ness connected with tho threo hundred
thousand persons who subscribed for
the war loan, has passed tho scrutiny
of Ills keen eyes. Treasury employes,
high and humble, testify nllko to tho
industry nud ability of the assistant
secretary. To get at and drlvo at n
task with determination, dispatch It
promptly, and to do it ns thoroughly
as possible, was but characteristic of
tho man. Mr. Vandcrllp was trained
In the school of self-reliance. It Is but
a few years ugo for ho Is yet a young
man that ho was a newspaper repor
ter in Chicago. Ho had learned sten
ography whilo serving as an appren
tice In n mnchlno shop. Ho showed
himself npt in Journalistic work, and
hud atalucd' tho important position ol
financial editor of n Chicago daily
when ono of the lending bankers of the
city, whom tho young man had inter
ested by his Rtorllng qualities, Lyman
J. Gage, having been called Into the
president's cabinet ns secretary of the
treasury, appointed Mr. Vnnderllp hla
private secrctnry. So well d.d Mr.
Vanderllp perform tho duties of this
position, and so apt did ho prove him
self In his grnsp of oxecutlvo duties,
that his promotion upon opportunity
was n matter of course Thus he be
camo ns3lstant secretary of Jbo treas
ury, with an nssured career of honor
able usefulness.
A llomelsM Steleh.
An adaptation of the Dolleo horsolcss
carriage, driven by a gasollno englno,
to winter uso, Is described In tho Scien
tific American. Dr. Casgraln of Que
bec is tho contriver of tho now form of
vehicle. In placo of tho pneumatic
tirod whcola of tho ordinary Uolleo
earrlago ho substitutes steel runnors
for tho foropnrt of tho carriage, and n
driving wheel, whoso rim Is studded
with steol points, for tho rear part. Tho
steering apparatus acts upeu tho for
ward runners. Tho gasollno reservoir,
containing soveu quarts huIIIcos for n
run of fifty miles.
Rumor says that tho oil trains in this
country are run on Standard tlms.
Ioiiip Itctrnt IiiTenllun Hint Wilt In
crtitDK tha Com fnrt ot the littler
Tha Champion of Ilia AVorlU The A,
V. II. A, l Under the Unit.
AtlJaataMa lUr.
a new principle In
tho securing ot n
desired adjustment
i ffsif ft1 w''( Imve Inde
ni mMT fM JiV I " n e t 1 d o a
,llf,tll(i U 1. lUlt-
tral head. Instead
of tenth, nntcliun.
y holes nnd pin, etc.,
on the sides of n
tentral disk, this hnr Is held In placo
when once adjusted by means of pins
which enter holes drilled In the peri
pheral faeo or tho ndjithtlng dinks.
These disks nro two lu number, ono
being located n Bhort dlBtnn") to each
sldo of tho bar stem head. Tho disk
la formed on tho head of tho md pleco,
and the bar sldo has u reccsHcd hub
end which receives tho disk. The se
curing pin Is normally held inward
through some one ot tho holes In the
disk by a spiral wire spring, but may
bo withdrawn to readjust tho bar by
pressing a smnll thumb latch pleco
which projocts through an opening In
tho bar tube. Tho bar Is thus render
ed capaUc ot being adjusted without
the uso of a wrench and without mus
ing tho dismount of the rider. Tho
question naturally arises as to whether
such a device could bo constructed with
sufficient freedom from play between
parts to give tho rigidity demanded of
a bnr, without rendering tho thumb
latch too hard working to be operated
readily by tho rider's hand. The spring
would havo to be quite strong to keep
the constant Jar of tho machine from
cajislng tho pin to Jump out of Its holo
In tho adjusttblo disk and thus let the
bar drop from position.
Champion of the World.
George A. Danker of Pittsburg, Pa.,
U. S. A., Is champion of tho world.
This Is tho second time that George
has competed for tho ouo-milo event,
given nnnunlly in different countries
of tho world by tho International Cy
clists' Association. The first tlmo was
in 1805. Ho qualified In his prelimin
ary heats and the scmi-flnnls. In tho
flnnl heat the judges decided that Pro
tin had won, although tho decision was
very closo, und tho mnjority of those
who witnessed tho raco woro of tho
opinion that it had been won by Ban
leer. Nor was this tho only cause for
complaint. Ranker clnlmed that Protln
had failed to rido In his semi-final heat
and had no business In tho race nt nil.
Tho referco took tho matter up and
nfter a lot of wrangling, n committee
of tho'I. C. A. decided that the raco
should bo run over, ns It was Hanker
not competing. The meager cable ac
counts credit nankcr with winning
this year nt Vienna from Verheyen,
tho Gorman, by tho scant margin of six
Inches in 3:01. Banker has done the
greater part of his riding abroad. With
Arthur Zimmerman nnd Harry Wheel
er, ho was a resident of Paris for a
long tlmo, riding ngalnst tho best rld
crH of Europe, and thero won for him
self an enviable reputation. Before
going abroad ho was ranked as one of
tho first-class mea of this country.
Sine his return ho has competed llt
tlo. Ho began to get Into shnpo late
this year, and nfter two or threo races
in which ho did not figure prominent
ly, suddenly decided to go abroad. Ho
left almost without warning, and the
first news of his succees abroad comes
In tho announcement that ho has cap
tured tho world's championship.
Circuit Muit Continue.
Cyclo racing and tho national circuit
nro inseparable. Tho national circuit
Is necessary to tho success of tho sport.
Tho natlonnl circuit ha3, In reality,
been about all thero wns to cyclo rac
ing this season. Few big meots other
than circuit meots havo amounted to
anything, nnd tho big men havo mado
tho circuit. They atnnd ready to ride
at all meets on tho circuit, but pro
moters fear that perhaps they might
lose money, bellovo tho stories that
raco meets havo not been successful,
and promoters aro wrong in every
tienso 01 1110 worn, tiio prizes aro all
tho men ask, and they enter right
nlong, weeks ahead. Raco meetH arc
successful and money making right
along, but promoters hellevo that tho
roports nro wrong. They call off meets
nnd tho circuit is left with a blank for
a long period, which canuot bo hur
riedly filled. Tho racing rnon nro loft
ldlo for long periods, and this Ib hard
on them. Thoy have been left ldlo for
tho past week, and havo been posted
at Sorlncfiold. whero tlin nmmkn
tho "Rough Riders" have boon healing
those toiriuio sores from tho Mnhanoy
death trap track. Now n. ,,w
healed, tho circuit Is again nolld so
that It Is probably as woll that tho
break enrao as It did.
Unilor the linn.
Tho American Cycling Racing naso-
tntlnn Vin rnmn lirwlriK Mia 1.- -
tivi".. "" --. .--. vim urtii ot mo
uuiuts uuuhj. -,i,uiu.ii 10 mo neat
Information, tbo causes which lod to
tlin lilAplrltfltlnrr Fit ilin ifian.lnlU m
F?Ts8f i' . 289 Ul ,
of tho Willow Grovo track, nt PhltadoU
phlu, nro those. The association leas
ed tho track. Recently It sub-lonsad
It for a race meet to a promoter, who,
when he saw that tho gate was small
and after tho riders had demanded u
guaranteo of tho prlxo money before
they would ride, called tho meet off
and refunded tho money of tho spec
tators. According to the uinndatcu of
the uiclng board any owner or leasee
of a truck Is held rcupuuslblu for tho
actions of any promoter who may he
allowed the uso of tho truck. The rnc
In'g board bnyH that tho association
must satisfy all rcnsonablo claims.
what rcasounblo claims may bo Is nut
stated. Tho spectators got their
money back nnd tho races woro not
run. Thero can scarcely bo any claim
for purses which were not ridden for.
The case Is u novel ono, but tho A. C.
It. A., however Innocent ot Intentional
mlsdolnga, will doubtless havo to mako
some kind of settlement with tho rac
ing board or coinmenco tho waifaro
ngalnst tho l.eaguo of American
Wheelmen that has so long bceu
Mlilille-I)ltnnet Clmmplnii,
In tho mlddie-dlstnnco ranks tho
champion Is settled upon and Kddlu
McDufllo Is hla name. Michael docs
not dlsputo McDuffco tho champion
ship honors, for thu lloslonlau is an
unbeaten man ns yet, tho raco at Phil
adelphia being In possession of tho
Boston man nt present, tho money In
the possession of Michael. When too
Into Davo Hhafcr has como a sharp
turn on tho other mlddlc-dlatnuco men.
Ho has cornered tho market on middle
dlstanco wnr material, has locked up
nil tho pacing machines at tho last mo
ment, und mlddlo-dlstnnco men want
ing paco must first borrow tho mnchlno
fiom Shnfcr, who loans only thnso that
ho cannot use, and who expects to win
of course by his action. Hhafcr la no
man's fool of course, and when ho took
nil tho good machines away from MaJ.
Taylor Just as thut rider was nhout to
begin training for ula Michael raco, ho
stopped thu training until tho four ma
chines left could ho placed lu condi
tion, which was Friday. Taylor had
twenty nillca back of pneo, nnd ho was
naturally beaten. RcportB In tho pa
pers that Taylor waH riding down to
record tlmo, or nbout 17:00 for ten
miles, were luckily not generally be
lieved and Taylor's defeat by Michael
was placed nt tho right place, tho
brain of Dnfo Shafcr, whoso cutencBS,
and, what might bo termed doublo
dealing, encompassed tho colored boy.
Jupnn Tnxei Cycle S3 1'ar Cant.
Tho customs tariff of Japan has been
chunged by recent legislation, which
will tuko effect on Jan. 1, 1S99. Tho
Japanese consul-general, resident In
Chicago, has been officially notified ot
this Important reversion ot the policy
of his government, nnd is able to an
nounce positively that aftor January
1 bicycles and parts thereof entering
Japan will bo subject to a duty ot 25
per cent nd valorem. This is n heavy
increnso In tho existing duty, which Is
10 per rent nd valorem, and tho fact
that it Is n porcontngo duty on tho ln
volco valuo will accruo to tho Interests
of manufacturers of low-priced ma
Dotarlinhto llrnke.
Tho brako Is of tho familiar spoon
typo acting on tho front tire. Its
characteristic featuro ilea in tho fact
that It may bo readily attached to any
blcyclo without nltorlng tho latter in
any way or marring nny parts. It can
also bo easily removed from tho ma
chlno without leaving any traco ot its
attachment. The spoon Is attached to
tho lower end of n regular brako rod
which is unguldcd by any tramo or
fork crown attachment. Tho break
leaver Is hung from tho bars by a de
tachable clamp and tho returning
spring Is attached to tho clamp bolt
head, consisting ot a pleco of bont
spring wire. At tho rear end of tho
brnko spoon nro lateral projections in
tho form of forwardly facing hooks
which aro adapted to press against tho
back edges of tho fork sides. When
tho rider puts tho brako into operation
tho spoon is drawn forwnrd by its trie
tlonal contact with tho wheel tiro and
the hooks pressed tightly against tho
forlm, which takes nil of tho strain due
to tho drag and reliovcs tho brako rod.
Tho inner sldo of tho hooked projec
tions aro covered with sultablo pads
to rendor their contact with tho forks
noiseless nnd proof against injury to
tho finish of tho latter. Tho Cyclo
Tmhly I.Mirnriln.
Poor Teddy Edwards! After riding
250 consecutlvo centuries, In blttor
cold, nnd snow, and rain, and torrid
bent, to bo undone by typhoid fevor, Is
ccrtnlnly tho hardest kind of hard luck.
Ho has tho sympathy of tho entlro
cycling world. Ho has already far
surpassed any font of century riding
that has been dono by any rldor in tho
world, but has failed of accomplishing
his desire, of riding ono century on
every ono of the 3C3 dayB or tho year.
Cyclo Ago.
Tho older tho trousers tho better
they aro proparod for tho fray.
It ! Kittd to Work WoikIkm- OnUt
Hpnty Up mill llown th Hplaul Cord
llrluB tlin Circulation and tinrtou
Hjmtam luto flat t'omlUlon.
Tho Now York society woman has
become nn enthusiastic dovotco of hy
dropathic science, snys tho Now York
Herald. Sho listens to "talks" on
hvdronnthv und slm roads nu hydro
pathy. Sho has, moreover, u scientif
ically constructed bathing apparatus
whoro sho turns her learning into prac
tical oxporlmonts. In truth, tho wom
an who la not in touch with advanced
Ideas in "tubbing" Is looked upon us
ono sorely lacking in Information.
Those who think tho porcelain tub
with its hot and cold water faucots
Quito sulllclent for nuturo's ablutions
aro proletarians born and bred. Tho
up-to-dato woman knows tho roVntlvo
valuo ot water hot and cold for tho
toilet. Sho also reflects upon tho best
way to get most out ot It. Mrs. Fran
ces Hodgson Burnott was tho first
American woman to grasp tho Idea that
tho art of "tubbing," as tho world at
largo knows It, is far Bhort of what It
should he you bco, sho had spent a
season or so at Cnrlsbad, whcrt uodlly
ablutions nro administered with much
pomp and ceremony, and on hor re
turn to our country sho set at onco to
work fitting out u bathroom In her
Washington homo on tho scientific
principles to which bIio had now firmly
plnnod hor faith. Mrs. Burnett hnd
long been in delicate health, but her
frlondB soon marked a return to plump
and rosy happiness. Sho was cvldotit
ly "tubbing" hor way toward strength
and vigor. About flint tlmn thn llnv.
Father Knolpp roached our shores, and
cro long thoro woro many other Inter
esting devotees of scientific bathing be-
unto tho llttlo novelist.
Then it wns that tho New York so
cloty woman lletenod with rapt atten
tion to his qulot talks ou water as a
gift of tho Creator ns a means to make
beautiful nnd wholesome and stroug
all his living creatures, and uow.ranny
months after this dear old man has
passed away, tho rlchcBt and moat
beautiful women of oir city aro hav
ing placed in tholr town and country
housos ho menus through which they
nro to scientifically tub their way
through pain and fatigue. Tho bath
ing room Is simple enough to look at
Just about twlco tho size of the ordin
ary, ovcryday affair. Thoro Is tho
samo immaculato porcelain tub, with
n shower flxturo above and tho fauccits
so arranged that any temperature,
from tepid to Ice-cold water, may bo
had. Thero is a rubber hoso about
two and a fot long, to be Attach
ed to the faucot, tho ond pleco mndo of
brass and bo constructed that consid
erable forco is derived from tho water
pressure Tho hoso is tho great health
restored, I am told, if UBed undor
stnndlngly. Tho cold spray, wheu
played up and down tho spinal cord
for flvo or ten minutes night nnd
morning, Is said to work wonders with
tho nervous system and blood flow.
Situated In ono corner ot tho up-to-dato
bathroom is a small circular tub
of porcelain. This is for horb and
Wtz baths. Thero, Is a long, narrow
tablo or sholf of marblo, with a can
vas mattress, on which my lady may
Ho whilo tuklng hor mnssago, which,
of courso, is always given under the
direction of nn cxpcrloncod physician.
I had nn intoro3tlng talk wllh a well
known Now York woman on this hy
dropathic craze. "Why, it has mado
another woman out of mo," sho de
clared earnestly, "and I Bhnll novor
tako a hot bath again as long ns I live.
Tho only way la which thoy aro to be
toloratcd is when followed by a thor
ough drenching In cold water, but they
aro not good for ono oven then. They
doploto tho system of strength, and ono
cannot holp feeling fatigued after
them, no matter how strong ono is I
never take a bath in water above 70
degrees. I find it qulto as cleansing
as tho piping hot ones, and I rub my
Bkln until It is oil a-tinglo. Tho spray
from tho hoso is tho finest ncrvo tonlo
imaginable. In truth, one Is uuro to
qulto forget that they have such
things in their bodies aftor a fow
weoks cold douching nlong tho spine.
I had tho most distressing Insomnia,
and tho baso ot tho brain scorned ut
most bursting from the strain sorao
tlmea. I sleep liko a baby now, Of
courso, I feel very aafo about tho uso
of tbeso ndvanced ideas, slnco I have
mado a closo study of hydropothy and
havo boon led up step by step by one
who thoroughly understands tho sci
enco, but I would not ndviso ono to
do any oxporlmentlng without a car
tain amount of knowlcden concerning
one's individual condition nnd tho re
lation of wator to health. As in every
thing elso, ono must nut go abput it in
a hit or miss fashion.
"Why, I havo known tho most ex
traordinary things accomplished
through thoso cold wator baths. Father
Knelpp's asslstaut, who gavo us 'talks'
on hydropathy, was onco a crlpplo
from rheumatism. Ho walkod on
crutches tor two yours. Ho begnn to
test tho cold wator baths. Ho used
to plungo right Into lco-cold, vator. I
wouldn't do that. But it helpod him
so much that In two weeks ho wa3
greatly relieved and in six months bo
was pcrfoctly woll nnd strong. In
nil this tlmo ho had takon not ono drop
ot mcdlolno. I think ho said ho used
eomo hot horb packs besides his cold
baths, but that was all. Rheumatism,
you know," sho went on, learnedly, "Is
a dlBonso of tho blood, but tho first
ftult lies with tho stomach. It doesn't
digest food properly, and so diet Is ono
of tho most Important points. Acid
Iq tormed in the blood through indi
gent Ion, nnd t.nn has neuralgia and
utter a tlmo rlioumatlstn. Now, If you
go to doctors they glvo ono a lot ot
polsonoiu drugs. Whnt is It they glv
so much for that, antl-something or
other? 1 forget, but, anyhow, thoy
rarely euro on. Ob, ye; did I toll
you about tho cold pucka which wo
all use in Illnesses now? They nro so
good for inflammations ot all BorU. It
la simply a solution or Unegar and
cold water, nnd wu havo them laid
across us for an hour before tho cold
spray Is taken. Why, I rcmamuer
onco when I hnd a pulso ot 110, uor.rly
burning up with fever, in fact, I had
tills cold pack put on mo and in an
hour they uild tho pulsa was down to
80. Thoro Is nothing, In truth, that
cannot bo dono with good puro water,
when ono uses It with pctfoct under
llMoriitlon or iha II.U Man-Killer
For f.'Bjptlan Una.
A now scrvlco bullet, Just adopted
by tho English war ofllco, will bo used
for tho first tlmo In tho Khartum ex
pedition. Several million rounds art
being sent out for tho uso of tho In
fantry who nro going out to Egypt. Tho
reason assigned for tho change lu tho
service bullet Is that tho Lco-Mottord,
though it is moro deadly at ton times
the rnugo ot tho old musket ball, dors
not dlBUblo an enemy as effectually as
Ib considered desirable. Tho casa la
elongated and so hard that soldiers
havo been known to go on fighting aft
er halt a dozen Lco-Mcttord bullots
has gono through them, whilo tho bul
let Itself has passed through two or
threo men consecutively, shock being
sacrificed for penetration, says the
London Times. Tho Dum Dum bullet,
now nluo superseded, cuino Into uso for
thu purpose of stopping tho rush ot
hordes of fanatics, as It had tho advan
tage ot spreading out nnd breaking up
whenuvcr It encountered resistance;
but thero has recently been oonio dis
cussion in Finnro as to tho propriety
ot remonstrating with tho British war
ofilco on tho ground that It is contrary
to the convention mndo with other Eu
ropean powers In 18C8. Tho now Bor
vlco bullet Ib thu samo diameter (.303),
the samo length (nn Inch nnd one
fifth) and tho samo weight (21G grains)
as tho Loa-Melford bullet, and fits nil
the service rifles and machlno guns in
uso by tho British army. Tho case is
of nickel, tho base only being filled
with lead. Tho conical end Is left
ompty, and when It strikes tho. onomy
buirs, opens backward and lodges in
tho body, penetration being lessened
and shock Increased. The new bullet
Is spoken of us "the man-killing bul
let," In contradistinction to tho non
penetrating bullet. It is propelled
with cordite, and has as much energy
'as tho old Murtlnl-Hcnry bullet or 410
grains had with tho host gunpowder;
while, as It is halt tho weight, tho sol
dlor Is nblo to carry doublo tho numbei
of rounds of bnll cartridges. Tho now
bullet is being manufactured in thi
royal laboratory, Woolwich
men and boys working overtlmo, at
tho rate of 2,000,000 rounds ot ball car
trldgo per week, and it tho test in tht
Kharaum expedition proves satisfac
tory a pormanent utock will bo kopt on
hand ut tho powder magazine at Wool
Crcola, Weddlngr In Manila.
"Ah, aonor," said to mo, sighing, an
old Crcolo damo, "how times aro chang
cdot If It had not bcon for this curaed
war with Amorica I would have prayed
you to invito your compatriots, who
must bo dying of ennui on tholr ships,
to como to the wedding or my grand
daughter, Carmcncltu. Sho and her
friends, protty as thoy toll mo myself
was ontto, would havo dono you the
honors of my poor houso; thoy would
havo served you with chocolate eo
much tho moro succulent in that it was
mado by their little hands, and that
tho Philippines produco tho best cocoa
in tho world. Tho ovcnlng would havo
passed In smoking delicious puros, in
listening nonchalantly, seated on tilt
ed chairs, to natlvo songs chanted by
my Carmcncltn. Then they would
havo danced the wholo night an ln
tcrmlnablo habanera to tho sound of
harpa nnd guitars." Slchlng as she
aatd this, tho good old Creolo nsked
mo if it was truo that tho Americana
woro paganB, and at my response In the
negntlvo sho begged mo to light a puro
as big as a stalk of maize. Having re
spectfully given hor tho light sho de
sired, I left her absorbed in tho amoks
of her voluminous cigar. Correspond'
out ot I.e Tom pa.
Hauds wheu washed should always
bo well dried and dusted with talcum
powder. Two parts ot belladonna In
twenty parts cnu do cologno is a favor
ite remedy. If tho hands perspire
worso in hot weather plungo them in
cold nlum nnd water.
Avoid all kinds ot wine, beer and
spirits, tea and coffeo and do not eat
plcklcfl or highly seasoned food. Live
as much as posslblo in tho opon air.
avoid 6tuffy, Ill-ventilated rooms, espe
cially in flummor tinio. This will tend
to rcgulnto tho circulation ot tho blood
and stnto of tho nerves.
Thero Is no ono who likes to shako
hands with a person whoso hand is cold
and clammy. No ono is bettor awara
of this fact than tho suffering party
possessing tho dlsngrccablo hand. The
allghtcst oxortion or change ot weather
Is apt to bring about this condition. It
nrlBcs from conatlJutlo'U weakness, or
nervousness. Soni).:
tff.ouics aro to..
rub a cut lemon ov
jg jiot w-
Ing soap, or uslrht
latcr or
boraclc arid and w.
Why will peoj
got bored when.
well at homcTJ
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