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Red Cloud Chief.
Money talks, but It converses wits,
only the few.
Clam chowder Is often productive of
the deepest melancholy.
The sleeping Infant should always b
placed on the retired Hit.
It sometimes happens that a man's
opportunity Is bis misfortune.
Good fortune seldom travels around
Id an automobile looking for you.
A man's mind sometimes runs to the
contrary a woman's always docs.
It Is considered a deadly Insult to
tell a Bostonian that he doesn't know
Some people go through life looking
as If they wcro sorry they bad ever
It Is easy enough to be economical
when you bare plenty with which to
A married man would have mora
money If his pockets were as hard to
find as are those of his wife.
An actress may be wedded to her
art, but sho usually acquires more
than one husband during her career.
The average man would bo satisfied
It ho could only get tho earth, but
Alexander the Great wanted to get up
"Tod" Sloan hnn now distinguished
himself by thrashing two French Jock
eys with his walking stick. At any
rato this Is moro roputablo than
The Boston Olobo says that Laureate
Alfred Austin Is struggling hard to
earn his salary. It might bo added
that the public Is struggling bard to
resign Itself to Mr. Austin's method of
A recent expose of the brutal treat
ment of privates In the army of
Franco by their officers gives new em
phasis to the danger of arbitrary
power. It Is also reported that In
Austria the custom of boxing the cars
of soldiers and recruits has been so
common and so violent that thousands
of them have suffered such impairment
of their hearing as partly to unfit them
for service. The minister of war has
recently Issued a prohibitory order.
A newspaper correspondent at In
dianapolis telegrnphs: Secretary Hurty
of tho state health board predicts that
Indiana will have un epidemic of
smallpox. "I do not see how It can
bo averted," said Dr. Hurty, "and It
will cost Indiana thousands of dollars
as woll as many deaths. There Is
smallpox In the state, and It will spread
from the small country towns. The
people do not know how to handle
suspected cases In these small places.
There should bo no delay In handling
a suspicious case, and If it turns out
not to be smallpox no harm is done.
This whole state could be vaccinated
for less than 130,000. and that would
save It from a scourge that Is other
wise sure to come."
International arbitration Is not so
new an idea m some suppose. Oa
six different occasions between 183T
and 1858 congress has entertained pe
titions and memorials on the subject
from peace societies and bodies of citi
zens In New England, New York and
Virginia. Even tho czar's proposal for
a congress of nations In the interest
of peace was anticipated by resolu
tions adopted by the legislature of
Massachusetts, In 1844, and similar
action was taken by the legislature of
Vermont In 1853. Dr. Franklin's ar
dent wish that tho nations of the earth
might find "some moro reasonable
method of settling disputes than by
cutting each other's throats" must
have been cherished by many friends
of humanity long before his day.
A short time ago two yaks wcro im
ported to Gothenburg, and were later
sent to Stockholm, Sweden. The sec
retary of tho Gothenburg Touring
club recommends that yaks bo Import
ed into northern Sweden for ubc by tbo
pioneer farmers, tho long and cold
winters being rather sovcro for ordi
nary cattle. It Is declared that it would
not be noccssary to stall-feed tho yak
during winter; that tho farmers would
got a strong, hardy and tractable beast
of burden, which also would supply
milk of good quality, and which could
find its way oren through deep snow.
It remains yet to be seen whether or
not any one is willing to act upon tho
suggestion. Dr. Svcn Hedln, who dur
ing his expeditions in central Asia has
had opportunities for studying the
yak in its native land, thinks the ex
periment worth trying.
Ono of our good friends In Kansas
takes exception to our recent state
ment that bachelors In that stnto nro
"rated at the common valuation and
two hundred doll more," for pur
poses of taxation. It Is n technical
matter. Tho law exempts from taxa
tion two hundred dollars of tho prop
erty of tho head of a family. None of
tho property of a bachelor Is exempt,
Tho error was simply In the form of
statement the bachelor understands
and according to our correspondent
x at tho low penalty inflicted on
WIDE WORLD NEWS
A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE WEEK
Short rn-raphi Conveying a World of
Information Happening of tba
Fait Keren Days Internet? In
to People Without Time.
ITednrsdar. NoTOinbcr IS.
Charles Cross, aged evpntccn, hns
confessed to the murder of Mrs. Sarah
C. King at Stamford, Conn.
Colonel Henry Iumnn, author nml
cx-plalnsman, and nn associate of Buf
falo Iilll, died In Topcka, aged sixty
two. Despondent over ill health. Charles
E. Sutton, u prominent lawyer of Gal
latin county, Montana, committed sui
cide by shooting and hanging.
The Belgian steamer Bclgiquo, from
Antwerp to Alexandria, foundered off
the CiMjuct rocks near the Inland of
Alderncy. Eighteen person1 were
A co-operative piano "factory, the
stock In which will bo owned by work
men, will" probably be the result of the
present lockout in Chicago of the piano
and organ workers.
Thi three sons of Mrs. Kate Orr of
Detour, Mich., aged eight, six and five
years, were burned to death In a lire
which originated in their home. The
mother was away at the time.
Because Im hai been discovered
guilty of criminal Improprieties with
some of the older girls of the German
orphan's home nt Cincinnati, Rev.
Adolph Forth fell into violent con
vulsions and died.
At Clcrt-laml, O., strangers entered
the Jewelry store of SIgler Bros, and
Willie a Cniinll Hnifflrrnil flu ntfontlnn
of the proprietors their confederates
iimiiu uv.uy wu.i a tray or diamonds
valued at 830.000. The nolicu have no
Tho broom mnnufaeturprs .ii.wm.
tion met at Chicago to take steps for
protecting themselves against the in
creased prices for broom com. About
sixty muuufncturrrs, representing a
large proportion of th limninmra n.
put of the country, are attending the
iiii-uwng, winen win probably Inst sev
eral day. It Is said the advance on
brooms will be from Si to 81.S5 per
A dispatch .from Cape Town to the
London -vurotlicH miiimmriw Mini..-..!.
val of the troopship Armenian with
mice umicries oi ariiucry anil an am
munition I-Olnlnn. unit tho irnrtiCin
Knbla, with the ScottN guards nnd half
'li.4nll,-. .. .1.- V il... . .! ..
- xuiuiiiuu in me 4oriuaiupionMuro
regiment. This brings the total num
ber of reinforcements to 12,80'.', of
which about 0,000 arc already on the
way to Durban. The Armenian and
Ntlbla troons will nrubablv nUn 1ii nr.
dcrcd to proceed.
Thursday, November to.
Anthony Joseph Dlttmeycr, a ser
geant In the marine corps, who served
on the cruiser Brooklyn "when Cervcrn's
fleet wan destroyed at Santiago, guve
himself up at St. Loula for murder
committed there In 1604.
Colonel I'lcquart has written a letter
to the French premier, M. Waldcck
Rousseau, asking for a judicial Inquiry
Into tho proceedings of General Gon&c
and M. Grlbclln of the Archives bureau,
In connection with the Dieyfus case.
Judge Colt, in the United States
circuit court at Boston, decided that
an employe of a railroad, Injured while
riding on a pass given him by a cor
poration, even If it was a part compen
sation for his services, could not re
A dispatch from New York states
that Mrs. Jane Stanford has sold all
of her stock In tho Southern Pacific to
the Huntington-Spcy syndicate. Her
holdings amounted to 985,0110 shares,
for which she received nltnut sin ...
share, or 511,400,000 for the whole,
Indirect news of tlu nnnrmu nt Hi..
Columbian revolution hns been re-
eeivcu. November 10 General Amaza
met the rebels lu Plnjo nnd routed
them after several hours of lighting.
The enemy left numerous dead and
wounded. Amaza's loss was three
killed and six wounded.
Friday, Noiamlirr 17.
The Brooklyn sailed from Aden, at
the mouth of the Hcd sen, for Manila
General Lucas Meyer, the Free
State commander, has asserted In the
course of an Interview that he is con
vinced that the battle of Klundslaagte
will bo the first and lust Boer defeat
of the year.
Hank Commissioner Itriedcnthal of
Kansas states that an orfnnlri.il mn.r
of bank robbers is abroad in Kansas,
ana warns the bankers to guard their
vaults. Six banks have been wrecked
recently nnd all of the robbers have
escaped. Mr. Dricdcnthal says 200
armed men ure coming the country
surrounding Parker, in Linn county
pursuing the thieves who blew open
the bank vault there.
dispatch from I.ourcuzo Marques
A November 18, r. u. m. special t-ays:
The absence of news of any serious
movement against Lndvbmtth teems to
show that the lloers p. re repeating the
strategy adopted by them at Dundee,
when they appeared in front nnd en
deavored to effect a surrounding move
meat. This seems to have been their
object regarding Estcourt. and since it
Is Impassible that relief should reach
there lor some days to come it is not
unlikely that a further retiring raovo
mirtt of Mool river will be made.
Advices from Znlulnnd testify to the
growing uneasiness of lirltish resi
dents, whose stores are looted by the
Itocra, with the rcsnlt that the Zulus
themselves nro growing insolent, giv
ing rise to the fear that they may at
tack the unarmed British population.
'Capetown, Thursday, November 1C
livening. Have received from Hild
yard, Pictcrmaritzburg, n telegram,
dated November 15, of which the fol
lowing is the purport: 'The officer
commanding the troops at Estcourt re
ports at midday, that nn armored
train left Estcourt this morning with
a company of tho Dublin fusllccrs and
a company of the Durban volunteers.
North of Frcre they encountered a
party of Boers and began to withdraw.
While retiring some of the trucks were
derailed. The Dubllns turned out and
advanced towards the enemy, while
the rest of the train appears to have
returned without them to Estcourt.
Saturday, November 18.
A match between Jim Jeffries, the
champion heavyweight pugilist, and
Jim Corbett, ex-champion, has been
arranged between Corbett personally
and V. A. Urady for Jeffries. The ar
tides will be signed next Tuesdav.
Jeffries will have the fixlngof the date
of the bout.
Maurice Median, who is an inmate
of the Morgan county. Missouri, poor
house, has fallen heir to 820,000, which
was bequeathed him by his son, Wil
liam Median, who went to the Black
Hills in 1879 from Louisiana, Mo.,
where he was then living, and who
was very successful in prospecting.
A Victoria, II. C, November 17 dis
patch says: According to advices from
the orient, brought by the steamship
Empress of China, the difficulty aris
ing out of the Masampo affair is evi
dently far from adjusted. As Masampo
lies In n commanding position between
Ftiscn nnd Tsushima, nnd us it is of
immense importance from a strategical
point of view, Kussia Is anxious to
gain possession of It to use as a naval
base connecting Vladivostock and Fort
A Chicago, November 18 special says:
Carrying out a plot he had apparently
planned with deliberation, Cornelius
Corcoran shot four of his children,
killing two of them and endhig his own
life. The police are convinced the
man was Insane. For some days he
had plotted for the death of his chil
dren end lie nearly accomplished his
purpose Tuesday night. Hearing the
children cough he urosc and In the
dark administered laudanum to five of
them. He failed in this, and his act
of todav followed.
Monday, November SO.
William Huff was taken from the
county jail at- Illoomfield, Mo., and
hanged by a mob of about 100 men.
Huff, who is charged with the murder
of Andrew Melton last week, showed
rcrra-knble nerve, facing the mob and
asserting that he was not afraid.
So that she might go on with her
work Mr. Ernst Hummel, Jr., a teach
er In the I'hll Sheridan school.Chlcago,
stood before Judge Wheatlcy and gave
her baby, seven months old, to her sis
ter, Mrs. Bertha A. I'helps. The giv
ing was an adoption, and it came about
by reason of the boaitl of education
ruling thut a mother with u child un
der the age of two years could not
teach in the public schools, and the
board had just acknowledged it and
heard of this baby.
The steamer Concstoga of the An
chor line. Mink at the mouth of the
Chicago harbor, after a race for life.
The steamboat, boutid into Chicago
from Huffalo, in the dense fog that
hung over Lake Michigan, ran Into the'
half-way crib, a mile and u half out
from the harbor entrance, and a great
hole was stove in the bow. The boat
commenced to till with water fast and
there was a dispoltion to rush for the
boats, but the captain gave orders to
turn on all bteam and make a quick
run for the harbor.
Tuci!ay, November 31.
George Moaley, a soldier of the
Spanish wnr, tried to stop a quarrel on
the street at Lyons. la., and was fatal
ly shot by Frank Strohm of Lyons.
Moaley's home is In Indianapolis.
Lady Salisbury died at London Mon
day afternoon. Sho bad been in ill
health for a long time past, suffering
a second stroke of paralysis in June
last. Lady Salisbury was the daughter
of the late Hon. Sir Edward Hnll-Al-dcrson,
baron of the court of exchequer,
and was innrried to the Marquis of
Salisbury, now premier, lu 1837.
Only fragmentary reports reach Ma
nila of tho operations north, which,
when the story Is known will prove to
have becu the most remarkable cam
paigning the Philippine war has
known. Ceucral Lswton's division is
spread thinly over tho territory beyond
San Jose, where the telegraph end is.
General Young's two regiments of cav
alry arc continuing their rapid sweep
Into the new towns nnd the Infantry
Is being pushed forward to hold the
towns the cavalry take, all In a coun
try whose natural difficulties nro In
creased indescribably by tropical rains,
making risers of creeks and swamps
of fields. Wagon transportation is
supposed to have been practically
abandoned, tho American troops living
on enptuved supplies and the little
produce the insurgent levies have left
To Mulntaln Martial Imvc.
A Mr-drlil, November 17 telegram
tays: At a cabinet council today Pre
mier Sllvela said the organised agita
tion in tho chamber of commerce re
gal ding financial projects was directed
not ugainst tho government, but
against the state, but tho government
hud deolded to deal energetically with
them, nnd also with non-tuxpnylng
llarcclonn, where, ho explained, the
situation was intolerable. The gov
ernment intended to inaintniu martial
law until the normal conditions of af
fairs was established.
NEWS OfTHE STATE
Ordinary and Extraordinary
THE PAST SEVEN DAYS IN DETAi.
Brief nummary of Stats Doings State,
County nnd Municipal twi of In
Importance to Our Head
er I.lltle Itenif.
Wednesday, November 10.
Roy, the tbirtccn-ycar-old son of
Frank Watson, n farmer living in the
vicinity of Anslcy, fell from a haystack
on the forked end of a pitchfork, the
prongs penetrating the lower part of
his abdomen. Medical assistance was
called, the wounds cleaned and now
the little fellow is resting easily.
A Nebraska City dispatch says the
condition of Senator M. L. Hayward,
whose illness dates back a number of
days, cannot be regarded as anything
less than serious. Senator Hayward's
ailment first supposed to be but a slight
indisposition, has not yielded to treat
ment, and Tuesday a specialist of Oma
ha was summoned to consult with
local physicians. Dr. 1 (ridges was
asked for nn opinion as to his patient's
condition, nnd replied that he was a
very sick man, but that he did not con
sider his case hopeless.
Thursday, November 10.
D. W. llarncsof Valparaiso has been
appointed a member of the state fish
commission to succeed J. P. House of
Cass county, resigned.
Work has begun on the laying of
the three miles of track which will be
required to store the cars of the new
Armour Packing company at South
G. II. Edgcrton of Hastings has re
ceived a letter from the war depart
ment stating that Christmas boxes for
the boys in the Philippines, if sent to
the quartermaster at Omaha, will be
The annual meeting of the Nebraska
improved live stock breeders' associa
tion will be held in Lincoln, beginning
December 10. An excellent program
of topics relating to the breeding, feed
ing nnd management of improved live
stock has been prepared, and a very
interesting and valuable meeting will
be held. The matter of holding a live
stock show and sale of Nebraska stock
in the autumn of 1000 will be consid
ered. A terrible and probably fatal acci
dent occurred nt Fremont near the
Union Pacific depot. F. novcy, a
printer, was struck by the engine of
the fast mall and thrown to the plat
form, sustaining a fracture of the
skull. Hovey is totally deaf and was
walking to close to the track. He did
not know of the approaching train and
could not hear the warning whistles.
He was taken to the hospital and the
chances being that he will not live.
Hovey has a wife in California and a
grown daughter. He came from North
Friday, November 17.
Lincoln's new auditorium is about
half completed. It will bo a strong
and substantial building, aud conven
ient for the purposes for which U is
In the suit of Mrs. V. O. Hambel of
Fairbury against the Hock Island fot
damages, the plaintiff was awarded
82,000, the full amount of the petition.
Her husband was killed in the Rock
Island wreck south of Lincoln several
years ago. The case was appealed.
A fight over the question of incor
poration is taking place in Monroe,
nnd the village is divided into two fac
tions for or against the proposition.
Both sides have employed attorneys
and the indications arc that the ques
tion will not only be settled at the
polls but also in court.
The sale of the military reserve at
Sidney brought 35,333, which elenns
up all that is left of the old fort, The
tract containing the officers' quarters
was sold to Edgar M. Westcrveldt of
Lincoln for 83,080. The balance went
to the Union Pacific and to a resident
The proudest boy in Kearney last
week was little Frank Pulls, who had
received word of his appointment as
''orderly" of the 40th U. S. volunteers
through the recommendation of Asi
slstant Secretary of War Mciklcjohn.
He left to join his regiment nt San
Francisco. His brother Charles is first
lieutenant of Company A of the regi
ment. Saturday, November IS.
The devotees of golf in Omaha have
secured grounds for links in Kountze
Place, between Spencer and Edmund
streets, nnd steps have been taken to
form a club.
J. R. Johnson of West Lincoln was
severely injured by a wagon load of
hay on which he was riding turning
over and falling upon him. Tho acci
dent happened in Lincoln just west of
Haymarket square on Ninth street.
He was pinned under the load and suf
fered several bad bruises.
Six men wcro killed and four seri
ously, If not fatally injured in nn ac
cident Sunday night on the Omaha
railroad at Humboldt.
A work train was backing out of
Humboldt when a handcar bearing a
number of Italians came around a
curve. The men, seeing their danger,
jumped from tho hundcar, but left it
on the track. Tho work train backed
Into tho obstruction nnd five flat cars,
upon which were a number of Italian
workmen, jumped tho track, killing
five men nnd injuring five others, ono
of the latter dying later. It is so far
impossible to secure tho names of tho
dead and injured.
Ed Rooney, n packing house em
ploye from Cudahy's at South Omaha,
while intoxicated fell down an area
way Of the Oxford hotel and was taken
to the police station in a badly used
up condition, with bloody face and in
Superintendent Calvert of the Bur
lington has devised a machine to assist
in loading tics on the tie carrier of tho
Harris track laying machine, which is
now In use on the Alliance extension.
The new device will prove of consider
chlj value in tho saving of the time
orJlnarily required to do the work. It
is being built in the shops at Lincoln
At Tekamah the case of the stnto of
Nebraska vs. John Bucy and Martha
Ernest returned a verdict of not guilty.
Mr. Bucy nnd Mrs. Ernest were in
dicted by the grand jury upon the
charge of fornificntion. Bucy is a
bachelor living on a farm near Te
kamah and Mrs. Ernest is his house
keeper, nnd for some time gossip in
that neighborhood has had it that
they were living together as husband
Several members of the state board
of agriculture held a conference at
Lincoln with a committee from the
Commercial club regarding the fair,
which is to be held next year in Lin
coln. The last legislature located the
fair permanently at Lincoln. A thor
ough understanding was reached nnd
there Is a strong probability that next
year the state fair and the street fair
will be merged. It will be what may
be termed a state-street fair, though
the name has not becu determined
Monday, November SO.
Governor Poyntcr has decided to re
turn S2.CG0 constituting a surplus in
the fund created by subscription to
bring the First Nebraska boys home
on n special train. He will commence
at the bottom of the subscription list.
The postofilces at Newman Grove,
Peru aud Oxford, Neb., will be ad
vanced to the presidential class Janu
ary 1, with the salaries of the post
masters at 81,100, S1.200 and 81,300 per
At Omaha, Neb., November 18, after
a prolonged hearing before Judge Bax
ter of the Douglas county court, Dr.
Matthew Donahue, osteopath, was set
freo today on the charge of practicing
without a certificate
Saturday morning, November 18, at
0 o'clock, at Washington, D. C, the
much-talked-of marriage of Senator
John M. Thurston and Miss Lola Pur
man was solemnized at the residence
of the bride's parents, Dr. Frank M.
Bristol of the Methodist church officiat
ing. Dr. Bristol at one time occupied
the pulpit of the First Methodist
church of Omaha, Neb., and is a warm
friend of Senator Thurston. The wed
ding ceremony was attended only by
the immediate relatives of the con
tracting parties aud E. C. Snyder.
George Ludwig committed suicide by
hanging at his home at South Lincoln
Saturday morning at about 0 o'clock.
He was alone at the house at the time,
having sent a small boy who lived with
him to a store, and the evidence indi
cates that he went at the preparatory
work deliberately. The hanging was
in one of the rear rooms of the house.
He had cut away the plastering and
lath from the ceiling and tied a three-,
quarter inch rope over the rafter. Af
tcr tying his feet together with a strap
he tied the noose around his neck,
climed upon n table that he had
placed in the right position, made tho
rope fast and stepped off the table.
Tneiday, November SI.
R. E. Cossell was burned to death in
a house at Oquawka, 111., which was
set on fire by the overturning of a lamp
during a drunken row.
Work on the new Grand Island
foundry, to replace the Lykkc foundry,
which burned some weeks ago, has be
gun. It will be a brick structure.
The Nebraska Woman Suffrage As
sociation will hold its eighteenth an
nual meeting at Lincoln Tuesday and
Wednesday, November 28 nnd 20, in tho
senate chamber of the capltol building.
The beginning of the end of the trans
Mlsslsslppi and Greater American Ex
position buildings is on in earnest. On
Tuesday morning the Chicago Wreck
ing company put about 100 men to
work in addition to those stnrted pre
viously, and it will continue to put on
men until two or more gangs of men
are engaged on every building.
The officers of the York county ag
ricultural society paid out their own
good money In expenses of this year's
fair nnd the county board rejected
their claim. At Saturday's meeting
they reconsidered nml allowed tho
claim of S530.85, and passed n resolu
tion to not vote nn appropriation for
1000, and instructing the county attor
ney to commence legal proceedings to
wards a dissolution of tho society.
Frank Kaura, a Bohemian farmct ,
who resided' three miles southwest of
Mnrsland, committed suleido by cut
ting Ids throat with a razoa. Kaura
recently purchased a farm about six
miles from his homo nnd went there
alone with a razor and revolver for tho
purpose of talcing his life. Kaura was
quite well-to-do. He leaves u wifo and
four children. Family trouble and
financial reverses nro said to bo tho
cause of his rush act.
A Hastings telegram says: Thero is
no longer any doubt that Mr. F. O.
Larncd will recover from tho Injuries
ho received by jumping through n
coach window of a wcst-loiind flyer
when it was going fifty miles nn hour.
Tho first nceldont duo to football
playing in Fremont occurred Monday
afternoon. In tho game between
tchool boys on tho west sehool grounds
Fred Kuehl got his right leg broken
nbovo tho knee. Tho leg was set and
the boy is doing fairly well at present.
All tho boys in both tenins seemed to
have piled on tho Injured lad ut nu un
CAB NO. I IS WALES'
London "Cabbie Must See Straight
and Know Short Routes.
This summer In Scotland Yard I at
tended an examination of men who de
sired to be appointed 'bus and cab
drivers, and the affair was most amus
ing. They've a rickety old bus down
there, a perfect ark, and attached to
the fore of it a brace of one-time Dar
by winners, likely, that, nfter a meal
of ginger and pepper, do get up onough
animation to drag that ark nt a spank
ing gate the length of the Inclosurc.
The would-be driver mounts the bn.
whips up the horses, and attempts to
nrivo between two stakes planted In
the ground so close together that to go
between them means to escane them
at the hubs, scarcely more than a quar
ter of an Inch on either side. Some
times the driver manngen it. If he re
peats the feat two or three times with
success, and also mnnaces to rrt hla
horses pulled up sharp when a finger
is raised, be la appointed, nnd given
the first opening. And thereafter for
years ho Is privileged to amaze Ameri
cans by his wonderful cleverness with
tho reins In the crowded Strand or
Piccadilly circus. It Is different with
the would-be cabbies. They, too, are
compelled to drive between stake? and
to pull up their nags, but more than
that is asked of them. "If you were to
pick up a fare In the Addison road to
drive to the Upper Bedford place, vhat
would be your route?" Such questions
as that are put to them. Now, there
are endless routes, but cabby Is obliged
by lav to take the shortest, and if he
can not draw n lino along the map of
London, marking that Ghortest route,
he Is told to go home and study for
another month. But where he fal's
dozens of others succeed. And a single
walk along a London street bears
proof of tho enormous number of men
who know their city like a book. How
many hansoms there are In London I
do not know, but I know this: Tho
cab I called one morning was No. 8;
the cab I called that afternoon wa.i
No. C0.C78. I spent a week looking for
cab No. 1 and didn't find it. 'I learned
then that No. 1 was the number of tho
private hansom of the princo of Wales.
Detroit Free Press.
AN ECCENTRIC STAR.
Polaris' Movements Are Affected by Stars
That Are Invisible.
How the existence of an Invisible
celestial body mny be revealed through
the spectroscope Is explained by Prof.
W. W. Campbell, of the Lick Observa
tory, in giving an account of his recent
discovery that Polaris, or the North
Star, is a triple system. Tho ahiftlng
of the lines of the spectrum of the star
enables us to determine, ho says,
whether the etar Is approaching or re
ceding from us, and how rapidly. Re
cent observations of Polaris, made
with a spectograph attached to the
thlrty-slx-inch telescope, show ihat its
velocity Is variable. It approaches the
solar system now with a velocity of
five mllca per second. This will In
crease In two days to eight and three
quarters miles, and In tho next two
days will decreaso until It again be
comes five miles. This .-ycle of change
is repeated every four days: The only
explanation of this movement is that
the star Ib circling in an orbit which
Is turned toward us more or less edge
wise, and It can circle thus only be
cause it is associated with some other
body, tho two revolving about their
common center of gravity, like tho
balls of a dumbbell tOEced into the
air. The orbit is nearly circular and
Is comparable in size with the moon's
orbit around the earth. The center of
gravity, and, therefore, the binary sys
tem, Is approaching the' solar system at
present with a velocity of seven and
one-fifth mllca per second. In 1896 It
was approaching at the rate of twelve
and one-half miles per second. A part
of this change of velocity slnco 139&
may be duo to a change In the posi
tions of the orbits of the binary sys
tem, but the most of It must havo been
produced by the attraction of a third
body on the two bodies composing tho
four-day eystem, Tho period of tho
revolution of the binary system around
tho center of gravity of itself .and tho
third body Is not known, but Is prob
ably many years. Both companions of
Polaris are Invisible, but their ex
istence Is proved by tho disturbances
which their attractions produce in tho
motion of Polarlo.
SANDOW ON EXERCISE.
Says Dumbbell 1'ractlco, if Not Overdone,
Is tho Proper Thins;.
"Dumbbell practice gives strength to
every sinew, from the finger tips to tho
elbow, from the top of tho head to tho
solo of tho fooL" Sandow, the strong
man, said In a recent Interview. "The
young can bo kept In perfect health,
nnd older pcoplo nro helped and Im
proved even when suffering any ail
ment which appears to them to bo
qulto hopclcsa, but, of course, great
care must bo taken not to overdo the
practising, and It hi wiser to Increase
tho number of movements very grad
ually and not on any account to got
overtired nt first," ho advised. But ho
does stato most emphatically that
dumbbell exercises, taken In modera
tion, glvo graco and suppleness to tho
flguro and thnt perfect eneo to the car- ,
rlago thnt comes from having tho mus
clca umlor control. He makeB a strong
point of an easy beginning, which does
not expect too much at first, but gains
Btrcngth by degrees. Such cxcrclso
sonds tho blood through tho volmi with ,J
now life, which glvoa pleasure nnd Joy '"
to every individual.
A Pastor's Idea.
When naked "What's a layman?" a
pnstor replied: "One who lays things
upon hts pastor which he himself
ought to do." Richmond Religious
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