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South Australia holds the beat honey
records of the colonlcn, nearly 150,000
pounds being produced In one year
Tho asbestos mines of the province
af Quebec supply nine-tenths of tho
tsbestos produced In tho world. The
nines worn discovered In 1878.
Science has proved that moonlight
Is more fatal to tho complexion than
tho sun lu his splendor, and they nro.
now selling In Paris llttlo moonshndes
made ot a double thickness of mous
tcllnc do solo with a light fringe, tho
bandies ot which fold back like thoso
of tho marquises of our grandmothers'
l'rlnce zu Loewcnstcln, president ot
(ho German Catholic Union, hus un
dertaken a systematic campaign
against duelling. Ho has therefore
drawn up a statement, to which ho
has obtninod 118 signatures among his
own friends and ncqunlntnnces. Tho
prlnco declares that tho number of sig
natures would already be Incompar
ably larger If officers of tho actlvo
army thought they, could publish their
real views without Imperilling their
.Captain Smiley, of tho Fifteenth
regiment, U. S. A., returned recently
from the Philippines, where ho was on
tho staff of General J. C. Dates, was
recently telling of his visit to tho sul
tan ot the Stilus nt his Island capital.
"Tho sultan, the day I saw him," said
the captain, "worn a dress suit with
out collar or cuffs.' For headgear, ho
had a skull rap, on tho front of which
was set nn enormours diamond. Ho
Is a llttlo man, with n no moro strik
ing personality than la given him by
his costume. When standing ho hnrd
ly comes above tho elbow of tho aver
The loss to the country by forest
Urea, largely preventable, has been es
timated at 150.000,000 every year. In
legions where wood and water nro
abundant the tondeucy Is to tnko them
for granted and forget r'l about them.
Hut without cheap lumber our indus
trial development would have been sc
llously retarded. And agriculture de
mands water. All through great parts
of tho West the people arc coming to
nee that on forestry und irrigation to
gether depends their future prosperity.
Vice President Roosevelt has called
this the greatest Internal question of
According to a Cairo correspondent
the directors of tho great French com
pany enjoying tho practical monopoly.
of tho Egyptian sugnr and molasses
Industry have Just completed arrange
ments by which they become conces
sionaires for a number of years of
rome 40,000 ucres of land In the vicin
ity of their great works nt Nag
Hamndl, in upper Egypt. Tlicso lands
will bo duvolod principally to the cul
tuio of beetroot. Tho company al
ready possesses extensive fields of
canes. Egypt lu now not only able to
cater for herself as far as sugar is
concerned, but has begun to success
fully conipoto with French and Aus
trian sugar In tho Lovnnt markets.
Jewelry stealing under cover of ac
complished skill in dentistry Is tho lat
est rtevlco of Parisian rascaldom. Its
practitioner is an ingenious and ele
gant young man of 2i5 named Pasteur,
who operated by preferenco among
ladles of a certain class. One of these
whom he met some weeks ago com
'plalnet! of toothache, which he under
took to cure, and did so effectually.
This cure obtnlned him many patients,
upon whom ho operated at their own
icsldcnces. After his visits articles of
Jewelry woro missed, and complaints
wcro mado to tho police, but they were
quite imablo to obtain any clue to tho
culprit, until tho other day one ot his
victims accidentally saw him in a caij
and promptly gavo information which
secured his arrest.
A case was recently beforo Judge
Case of Hartford, In which a bicycle
rider brought suit t recover damages
for Injuries austalncd by being thrown
fiom IiIh machine by tho attack of the
defendant's dog. Judge Case found for
tho plaintiff, but. as the latter had
been riding on tho sldowalk at the
tlmo of tho Injury, lie had this to say
in his memorandum: "Tho question
hero Is whether tho dog was really ra
sponslblo for tho mischief nnd directly
caused It. 1 think he was and did
and that under our statute, which
throws a considerable responsibility
upon dog owners, tho defendant Is lia
ble. My personal sympathies aro with
any self-respecting dog in his efforts
to keep blcyclo riders whero they be
long, In the street, and I bollove ho
should bo accorded some latitude in his
methods, but Mr. Hulburt'u dog went
The coal mines in Japan now yield
Homo 4,000,000 tons annually..ot which
mora than threo-tourtha hall from the
mines nt the Islam" of Klau-slu. In
the year 1899 the exports of coal from
Japan amounted to 2,000,000 tons, the
rest being consumed at home for rull
ways, steamers and factories. Prlvnto
Individuals hardly use coal at all In
Japan, From tho harbora of Klau-slu
tho exports during 1899 wore about
double what they had been four years
previously. Most of"" tt'i'o coala go to
China aud Hong .Kong.
DEAD MAN FOUND
Body is Discovered in Salt Creek
South of Lincoln.
NOTIHHO TO HUP INDICATE IDENTITY
Wa Evidently a 1Iaret Hand und La
borer MUcorery Mail by Son of
Hectlon Man Anthorltl of Lin
coln Notified and Act,
The dead body of an unknown man
won found on tho morning of tho 17th
under tho Rock Island railroad bridge
across Salt creek located immediately
south of tho Rock Island crossing of
tho Union Pacific tracks, whero tho big
wreck of 1894 occurred. The discovery
was made in the morning by tho nine-year-old
son of W. 0. Wollock, a sec
tion hand on tho Rock Island road.
Ho accompanied his father to his work
and was playing about the bridge
while his father engaged in his usual
duties. Mis attention wns -suddenly
called to a queer looking object tinder
tho bridge, which investigation showed
wns the form of a man. It was lyiiifr
directly beneath the bridge, half sub
merged in the shallow stream, extend
ing from tho bank -partly ncrobs. Mr.
Wnllock was called and ho hastened
to tho penitentiary where ho notified
the city authorities by telephone. The
body was taken to Wnlton G. Rolwirt's
undertaking rooms nt Lincoln.
Coroner (1 rah am went to view tho
body nt once Ho found it ns described
and In a condition showing clearly
that it must have laid there after tho
man's denth at least thirty-six hours,
and possibly more. The right nrm was
broken near tho wrist and the left leg
was broken lielow the knee. The back
part of the skull was crushed and on
tho top of the head, well towards the
Xront was a fctnnll cut which was nt
rtrst mistaken for n holo caused by a
bullet or some bharp instrument.
While borne at llrst believed there
wns sufficient evidence) to warrant a
theory of murder, further Investiga
tion inado it apparently plain that tho
man met death by being thrown from
n car on which ho wns beating his way
or by a train while crossing tho bridgo
under which ho wns found. There wiih
hardly anything about him to indicate
who ho was or whero ho camo from,
ami the coroner's jury brought in n
verdict that tho deceased camo to his
death through causes unknown.
JONES IN CONTEMPT.
Golden Ituta Mayor of Toledo, ., Fined
Samuel M. Jones, tho "golden rule"
mayor of Toledo, O., has been fined
85 and cost for contempt of court. Ho
promptly paid the fine. Tho mayor is
quito regular in attendance nt pollco
court and has nt frequent times made
remarks which wcro not of a very com
plimentary ehnracter as to tho manner
in which justice is dealt out in tho
average court. This morning, while a
prisoner was being tried for a petty
offense, the mayor wanted permission
to ask tho prisoner a few questions.
Tho privilege was granted, and tho
mayor inquired of tho prisoner if he
had n bank account. The reply was in
the negative. The mnyor then asked
to kco the man's hands, and they were
shown him. Judge Wnchcnhelmcr
wanted to know the purpose of the
mayor, who replied:
"It is obvious," and left Mio room.
A bailiff was sent after hltn and the
judge assessed the fine, the court
claiming the mayor was in contempt.
FARMER HANGS HIMSELF
Heat nnd Ill-It caltli Prompt Him to Com
The lody of William Dlbbcrt, a pros
perous Herman farmer, who lives six
miles northwest of Plainvlew, Neb.,
was found hanging to a rafter in his
granary. Mr. Dlbbert had been afflict-
cd with kidney trouble for tho past
year and during the day had worked
in the harvest field, but when ho re
turned at night he failed to show up
nt the house He was found by his
mother in the morning, having hanged
himself tho previous evening. A doc
tor was summoned nnd gavo as his
opinion that he had committed suicide
by hanging. Mr. Dlbbert was thirty
eight years old. Having become over
heated whllo working In the field, ho
concluded to end his worldly troubles
in the above manner.
Halo of Itond lfltinnod.
The date of the salo of tho Omaha &
St. Louis ralroad at Qulncy ban bceu
postponed until next October. It Is
still held that the Kansas City & North
ern, connecting, will bo sold July 21.
Iloth roads aro leased by the Omaha,
Kausas City &. Qulncy.
Htnrted for 1'enltcntlary.
Sheriff Lancaster convoyed Newton
Hoiick to the penitentiary at Lincoln
from York, Neb., to serve a three yenr
term for rape.
Want Jletter Wage.
A Chicago dispatch says: Railroad
switchmen throughout tho country are
said to bo planning a general demand
for an increase in wages. It is stated
they will not attempt striking meth
ods to gain their point, but will carry
on nn argumentative campaign to curry
on the desired increases.
Tlirea Killed by I.lftlitnlnc.
Robert Cook Charles Swisher and
Charles Scott wcro killed by lightning
whllo becking shelter In a barn from
2 rlcctrlc storm near Arthur, 111.
DRAG SEINES SEIZED
State Antuorltlr Will frfrforc New
Tho campaign instituted by Chief
flame Warden SimpktiiB and his assist
ants against violators of tho new game
law brought forth fruit recently in tho
form of three large drag seines, which
Deputy (leorgo L. McCarthy seined and
confiscated at Crotc, Neb. The prop
erty was taken to tho stato house and
will bo destroyed. Tho law makes It
unlawful for any one to sclno with any
scino other than a minnow seine., Tho
streams of the state are supposed to lo
filled with traps and seines of various,
kinds. Mr. McCarthy found one scino
fixflO feet lying on tho bank of tho Illue
river ono and one-half mile north of
Croto. It showed evidence of having
been used the night before. Tho own
er of the sclno Is not known. The two
seines found near the same place on the
batiks of tho liluo river were owned by
a Crete brick manufacturer, Mr. Dogge,
who gnvo peaceable possession. It la
not likely that he will be prosecuted
for tho reason that much difficulty is
always found In securing evidence. It
Is not tho policy of tho game warden
to bo harsh with vlolaters of tho law,
but In extreme cases no increy will bo
shown. The two seines owned by
Dogge nlso showed that they had been
used recently. Tho other scino wns
used tho night before, the ilsh had
been taken .from it and the bclne laid
on the bank to dry.
It Is tho intention of the governor to
appoint ouo spccinl deputy fish and
game1 warden for each county In the
state. These special officers are to
servo without compensation. Ten or
twelve have already been chosen on
the recommendation of Chief Unino
WardonKlmpkins. The governor has re
cently appointed the following: John
McConncll of Somerset for Lincoln
county, W. E. Corwin of McCook -for
Red Willow county and W. A. Atkins
of Sidney for Cheyenne county. If
those Interested in the preservation of
game will nsslst the officers the law
can bo enforced without trouble or
much expense to the state. With this
object In view special ofllccrs who are
liellcvcd to take a deep interest in tho
enforcement of the law nro lielng ap
pointed. CROPS HOLD OUT WELL
Corn Saved by I.ntentin Condition Gen
Crop Reporter Loveland is not partic
ularly discouraged as to tho condition
of the growing corn. Tuesday he mado
public his weekly crop bulletin, based
on reports from every county In the
Btatc, which says:
Tho past week has been hot nnd dry.
Tho dally mean temperature has aver
aged 11 degrees above the normal.
The rainfall of the past week has
been very light, no amount sufilclcnt
to aid crops having been reported.
Tho hot, dry weather has been very
uncomfortable for all growing crops.
Threshing of winter wheat has mado
good progrcss,and theyleld is good aud
tho quality fine. Spring wheat and
oats havo ripened too rapidly in north
ern counties, and- the yield will be
somewhat reduced. Early planted corn
Is beginning to tassel In southern coun
ties and has been considerably dam
aged by tho drouth; later planted corn
is standlne: the drouth well but corn
generally has deteriorated In condition
during the past week. Corn Is small
and lato and most of It has not tasscled
and with rain would soon recover
largely from tho effects of tho dry
weather. However, wltb the rain tho
crop would generally be decidedly be
low tho average. Apples nnd fruit
generally have been injured, and tho
hay crop will lie less than expected
earlier in the season. Potatoes are
very Door crop.
Will Light the Hallway.
In n comparatively short time tho
entire right of way of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad lu Chlca'go and as far
south ns Mutteson, 111,, will bo almost
ns light during tho nights as during
the days. Tho company has just fin
ished a big electric light plant which
will furnish power for Illuminating all
the tracks, stations and yards for a
distance of thirty miles.
Contract for Cavalry Hornep.
A dispatch from Sturgls, S. D., says:
The government hasofflclally informed
C. A. Martin that his bid for furnish-
imr "l'5 bead of horses for the Thir
teenth cavalry nt 8107 per llcart has
been accepted. Tho horseowncrs on
the ranges aro sending in word that
they can easily supply tho entire num
ber needed. .
Turn Over Ten Million.
Tho first meeting of tho trustees of
the Carnegie educational fund was held
at Edlngburgh, Scotland, on tho Mth.
Lord Elgin, who presided, read a let
ter from Mr. Carnegie announcing that
he had signed the deed placing SlO.000,
000 ut the disposal of too trustees.
File Anutlier Caveat,
A third caveat against admitting tho
will of the Into Jacob H. Rogers to pro
bato was filed at Patterson, N. J., re
cently by Flora A. Rogers, n niece of
the deceased mllllonalro nud sister to
Mrs. Westcrfield, who filed a caveat on
HERE AND THERE.
On the farm of William Parr, near
Ruskln whllo all hands were- at dinner
the other day, William Dillon's separ
ator caught lire on tho lusldo nnd was
P. Uaudln, minister of publlo works,
war. shot at whllo driving to a cabinet
meeting at tho Elysco palace, Paris.
Tho author of tho attempt upon tho
life of M. llaudln was a womau. Tho
cause Is said to be an alleged grievance
of her husband.
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When tho king left hlH affianced
bride ho was sorely perplexed j nnd the
longer he reflected upon what had
transpired, tho deeper grew his rftfo
and chagrin. He walked alono in tho
garden until the sun had set, and then
).' went in nnd called for his minister
to attend him.
"Aboul Casscm, what think you of
this outrago which tho Scourge of Da
mascus hus now committed?"
"I think it is high-handed and
startling," replied the minister.
"Has your daughter explained moro
to you than 1 have yet heard?"
"She has told mo all she knows, sire.
Tho robber came, according to his own
account, for the purpose of wresting
her from tho King of Damascus; but
she refused to go with him; and so
urgent was she in her protestations,
that Julian finally went away and left
her. I think, however, that his retreat
wns hastened by tho fear that your
majesty might ho upon him with a
"I have no doubt that such is the
case, Aboul. Hut the end of this is
not yet. This daring demon has run
at large long enough. He has already
stricken fearful blows upon our com
merce, and now he takes a now course
ot attack upon our defenceless daugh
ters. It has come .to be so that a
caravan Is not safe to start from Da
mascus; nor aro our merchants safo in
returning from other lands. It must
not he so. By tho heavens above mo,
it shall not be so! I must find some
way for this man's capture. I havo
sent out my armies against him, and
he has either avoided them, or met
nnd overcome them. Life of my soul
just think of It. He met a thousand of
ray armed men, aud Bwcpt them back
over tho plains of Abilene as though
they had been 6o many women. What
shall r do, Aboul?"
"There Is but one way, sire, that I
can conceive of. It seems to bo useless
to send out force against him; for he
is a quick-witted faecal; and, If ha
cannot successfully cope with them,
he can keep out of their way. He ha?
spies throughout tho whole land."
"Aye I know ho has!" cried the
king, with a fresh burst of rage. "Ho
has friends among those who live
very near to our capital. I wish I
could get hold of them."
"Get hold of the chieftain first."
"Ah but how?"
"It must bo done by strntegem, sire.
If you cannot find some one man who
Is able to entrap the Scourge, I seo
not how you are ever to ovcrcomo him.
A single man with wit, will nnd en
durance may accomplish much. A llt
tlo mouse, working in secret, may
uproot a great tree.'
"By my life, About, you have spoken
the truth. Tho work must bo done
necrotly. Have I such n man about
"How is it with Judah, the Israel
ite?" suggested the minister.
Tho king started and clapped his
hands together when he heard tho
"By tho shades of Tartarus, good
Aboul, you have hit the very man. Ju
dah is with us now. I left him in tho
hall as I camo lu from the garden. I
will send for him."
A Blnvo, who stood just without tho
door, was sent after the man who had
been spoken of, nnd cro long ho made
his appearance before hlB royal mas
ter. He was a middle-aged man, with
black hair and keen black eyes; with
features sharp in outline, and moulded
Into a cast of peculiar cunning; and
with body and limbs light nnd muscu
lar. Ho was below tho ordinary slzo
of man; and what he may have lacked
In physical .strength was moro than
mado up by the quickness and preci
sion of movement. He had been a
dweller in Damascus since childhood,
his mother having coma from Judea,
in poverty and dlsgrace,and given him
nway to an officer of the king's house
"Judnh," spoko tho monarch, "I
want you to cngago in a dangerous en
terprise; hut, If you nro successful, tho
honor will bo greater than the danger.
Aro you willing to try it?"
'Anything, sire, that can yield mo
honor and emolument," replied tho
Israelite, with a low bow. "Glvo mo
the freedom of a citizen, and gird tho
sword of a lieutenant ubout my loins,
nnd I will undcrtnko anything. I
would not- even hesitate to go out
against the Scourge of Damascus."
"Hal It la tho very thing, Judah.
It is this accursed robber chleftn n
that r wish to secure. If you wl'l
slay him, and bring me his head, I will
make you a free citizen of Damascus;
and If you will bring him to mc alive,
and deliver him Into my hands, I will
not only bestow the citizenship upon
you, and gird the sword of a lieuten
ant about your loins, but I will glvo
you a house and a wife,"
Tho black oyca of tho Israelite snap
ped and sparkled llko pollched gems of
jot. He strodo across the room, nnd
'hen walked slowly hack.
"Sire," ho finally said, "glv me un
til tomorrow morning to think of this.
In two'vo hours from this you Khali
'avo my answer. If I embark unon
hh enterprise, I must havo some hope
'or eucrcs. I will convors) wl h
'irEo of thn plavos who havo seen tha
obbcr and hli men, and their observa
tions may help mo."
A Story of
Robert Runner'! Born.
"Hut, Judnh', you are not to breathe
a word of this. My slaves must not
mlstniBt your object."
"I underscand you, dire; nnd I will
be guarded. Shall it bo as 1 have
"Yes, only bear In mind that tho
thing must be accomplished It ac
complishment Ib possible."
"I understand you, sire; and be as
sured that my wits shall bo stretched
to their utmost."
"Aboul Carnem," said tho king, after
Judah had gono, "what do you think?"
"I think thf fellow will study up
some grand plot betwoen now and
morning. At all events, sire, 1 do not
believe you can find a bettor man for
At an early hour the king retired,
and nil night long his sleep was trou
bled with very unpleasant dreams. Ho
dreamed two or three, times that the
Scourgo of Damascus ha'd robbad him
of his beautiful bride, and once he
dreamed that his throno had passed
from him. In the morning he was
more anxious for the apprehension of
the robber than before, nnd impa
tiently did he await the coming of the
At tho appointed hour Judnh mado
his appearance and announced that he
would undertake the tusk ot delivering
up the terrible Scourge.
"If r succeed," ho said, "you will
hear from me as soon us success
crowns my efforts. If I fall, you will
perhaps never hear from mo again."
"And when will you set forth?" ask
ed the king, almost besldo hlmsolf with
"At once, sire. This very day, if I
can get ready."
"Do you want help?"
"I would solect two of your most
"Take as many ns you want."
"Two will be enough, sire."
"Will you tako them from tho3o who
havo been on duty hero?"
"No, sire. Thut would not he safe.
The robbers might recognize them. I
will hnve two who camo with us from
"Ab you will, Judah. Select tho men
you want, nnd they shall accompany
The Israelite promised that ho would
have all his arrangements made ba
fore the king was ready to depart, and
with this assurance ho went away.
By the middle of the forenoon the
king was ready to set forth on his re
turn to Damascus. Ulln and Albla
were placed within a comfortable box
upon thn back ot a stout came), and
around them were posted n hundred
armed men. The remainder ot the
retlnuo was arranged under the direc
tion of Aboul Casscm, the klng'i: prime
minister, nnd only the order was
needed to set tho whole In motion.
At this point tho king withdrew to tho
palace, where he found Judah ready to
set forth on his dangerous 'mission,
and with him wcro two guards, Osmlr
and Sellm, two resolute, intelligent
fellows, who seemed to lovo tho excite
ment of tho work upon which they
wero about to enter. Tho king was
pleased with the choice Judah had
"I might not have hit upon them,"
he said; "but I know they will serve
you. And now, what more can I do?"
"Nothing," replied Judah. "I havo
all that I can use, nnd am ready for
the work. If I miccced, you will hear
from me In good tlmo; and it you nev
er hear from me, you may at least be
assured that 1 failed from no lack of
will to serve you."
With a few words of encouragement
tho king left his servant to pursue his
own course, and proceeded to join his
army, which was soon In motion; nnd
beforo tho closo of another day he
arrived at Damascus, where Ulln was
enco moro suncrea to iinu sneiter be
neath the roof of her father. Touching
her marriage, it was understood that
tho ceremony should be performed as
soon n3 tho period of mourning had
passed, which would ba in two weeks;
and until thlin she was to remain in
closo retirement. Hornm asked that
Bho might not ho suffered to go out,
for ho feared to have her see too much
of the outer world beforo lie had so
curcd her hand.
Wo must now return to the Palaco of
tho Valley, where wo left tho30 who
wcro to go In senrch of tho robber
chieftain. As Boon us tho king hnd
gone, Judah repeated tho instructions
ho had already given to the guards.
Thoy wero not to uccompany him; but
they wero to come nfter him, in n man
ner agreed upon, und were to conduct
thcmsolvea towards him in all rcspecta
as though thoy had never beforo seen
Towards tho latter part ot the after
noon Judah stripped himself bare to
tho skin, and caused ona of tho men to
beat him with a leathern thong until
long livid rldgea were raised upon his
shoulders and back. After this he re
sumed his clothing, and as soon as the
shados ot evonlng began to fall, be
mounted a fleet horse, and rodo away
to tho northward towards the plains ot
Abilene. Ho know that Julian had
taken that courso, and he hoped to
overtake him beforo mauy hours, Un
til midnight he sped on quite rapidly;
but after that he moved moro cautious
ly, peorlng and listening, upon tho
right hand and upon tho left, as ho ad
vanced. So he rodo until day had
dawned, without seeing or hearing
anything worthy of note. But he was
coming upon something very noon.
Just as the sky began to glow with the
rich, red glaro of the rising bud, ho
came to a point where a narrow pass
between two steep hills opened Into a
pleasant vale, and Just here hla horse
waB stopped by a stout man who ad
vanced, spear In hand, from-some trees
by tho wayside.
"Hold!" said the sentinel. "Who
"A wayfaror, as you may see," re
"Whlthor arc you traveling?"
"To the north."
"Of what are you in pursuit?"
"Just nt this present moment I am In
most urgent pursuit ot something to
"Havo you money in your purse?"
"Enough for present use."
"Are you afraid of lOBlngit?"
"Bless you, no. I urn rather anxious
to see Koine of these robbers."
"You may see them sooner than you
"That cannot be, sir for r would
llko to seo them at once."
"AJi what would you with them?"
"Never mind. If I am so fortunate
ns to find them, they shall know."'
"t'ernnps I can find them for you.'
"I believe you can; and, my good sir.
If you will conduct me into the pres
ence of Julian, I shall thank you."
"Upon my life, you glvo mo credit
for wonderful power."
"I glvo you tho credit of belonging
to Julian's band; nnd as I am very
anxious to see him, I nsk you once
more, to lead mc to htm."
Tho man hesitated a moment, and
finally said, with a smile breaking over
his sunburnt fenturcs:
"You are free-spoken, and seem to
bo honest; and I think I will lend you
to the man you seek. But my bold
friend, you havo need of some falr
"Lead mo to Julian, and I will be
nnswerablo for the rest"
"Very well; you shall not nsk again.
Dismount, and follow mo."
(To be continued.)
TOO MUCH FAULTY ENGLISH
l'eopla Have Grown Carelea In Tbelr
Ithetorlo Familiar Krror.
The books of rhetoric used to toll us.
that the great qualities ot stylo were
perspicuity, energy nnd elegance, or
clearness, force and grnce; and that as
a means toward theso nnd for other
reasons it wbb Important to bo concise
to avoid needless words, writes Freder
ick M. Bird In tho Literary Era.
Whether they no longer teach thus, or
their pupils disregard their instruc
tions, you can scarcely read a page or
a column anywhere without meeting
words that add nothing to others 'with
which they ure Immediately connect
ed. Thus: Thought to himself. How
else should ho think? If he thought
aloud you would havo to say ao. Either
he "said to himself" which is another
way of putting it or ho simply
"thought." Nodded his head. If he had
nodded his legs or his elbows the case
would be moro notable. Ho might
properly "shako his head," for he could
shake other things; but In the present
stato of language ono can nod no other
part of himself or of creation than his
hend. Together with. It John went to
town with hla wffo they went together;
If they went together ho wiib ncccsaril
ly with hftr. Month of May, summer sea
sou, etc. Everybody knows that Muy is
a month and summer a season. Rose
up. If peoplo were in the habit of rising
down, or if it wero possible to do so
this would not bo tautological. It will
not do to say that these specimens
abound In tho best writers and are
therefore justifiable. Thoy ure not tho
best writers when they write
In this way, through pure car
lossness, for they know better. Homer
sometimes nods, but his nodding did
not produce tho "Iliad." Wo want to
follow the best writers In their cxcelb
enclcs not in their errors.
Woman fbyalclaii In Ituula.
Russia has long prided herself on
having tho first women physicians.
The Chautauqunn refers to the career
of Nadczhda Susloff, ono ot tho earliest
and best women doctors, as particular
ly interesting. Born a serf, and freed,
with her parents at tho emancipation
In 1861, she and her brothers and eli
ters received tho best possible educa
tion at homo and abroad, for her par
ents wero both extremely Intelligent
and her father acquired wealth after
gaining his freedom. Evcrywhcro in
Russia and In tho continental schoo'a
Nadezhda was brilliantly successful.
For thirty years there has been no
manner of doubt as to tho sympathy of
the public and of tho medical world
with tho Idea of thorough medical In
struction for women. Men started tho
movement. In 1870 ono professor and
two other mon undertook to ostnbllsh
courscB for Instructing women, in ten
years there were 959 women students
tho majority coming from tho "privi
leged classes" that Is to Bjy.ndt peas
ants. .Tho majority woro mcmhnra nr
the Russian church, but there wer
Bcveral Jewesses, Roman Catholics and
Lutherans. In 1877 twenty-four Btu
dentB woro sent to the seat of war
during the Russo-Turklsh campaign',
and did so well that they received im
perial permission to call themstlves
after duo examination, "women physl.
clans," and to wear a badgo."
A Chicago photographer haa invent
ed and patented an automatic "nickel
in tho Blot" photographing machlue.
which will make a completo picture in
20 coconds. Tho machine is called the
"pnoiograpnist," und Is said to bo
simple as it Is rcmarkablo.
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