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Red Cloud Chief.
RED CLOMD. NKWIASKA
Sightless men of Toledo have form
ed n trust. TIiIh looks llko a blld
Mrs. W. K. Vnndorbllt, .Jr., Is tuUltip
cooking lessons. Now lut tliu hired
Venezuelan Boldlcra seem to think
that foot-racing 1h the greatest of sol
ProRidont Isabel's life lias been
threatened. The peoplo of Franco are
becoming rontlcsH again.
lly tho way, Juat ask your wife whnt
tho phraBc, "tho differential sugar."
meaiiH, Of courHe you know, yourHClf.
If tho Prtnco of Wales comes we
can iiromlKe him that tho menus will
nlwaya bo presented In our choicest
If a MiccoHsfiil airship over bo de
vised It will bq worth far more than
tho $250,000 Sir Illram Maxim offers
to pay for It.
The ordinary wedding la cIohocI with
a ring on; but that telephonic matri
monial alliance down In Kentucky end
ed with a ring off.
King I'M ward belongs to twenty
cldbB and probably nothing disagree
able would bo dona oven If he should
not pay his dues. ,
Ilclglan BoclallstH who want the "one
man ono vote" plan evidently Intend
to do tho voting for their wives, as we
do In this country.
William Waldorf Astoria has given
1100,000 to an English university, hut
when last heard from ho was still
waiting for that title.
And tho greatest victory that Wis
consin Grand Army veteran ever won
was In securing thrco kisses without
having to pay for them.
Kubcllk and l'adorcwskl no soonci
wind up their season than it Is an
nounced that the, seventeen-year lo
custa ure headed this wny.
Somo peoplo aro not bothering so
much about the pilco of n.eat since
the cost of cigarettes Is being reduced.
All kinds of living aro not dear.
Kansas City has a bribery scandal.
It seems to bo a mero matter of discov
ering tho briber in order to put all
American cities on the samo footing.
During tho year 1901 nearly half a
million cases of champngno were Im
ported Into tho United States. It will
bo remembered as an extra dry year.
A man with a llvo body and a dead
mind has been found in Chicago, but
nobody Is reported missing from the
railway station bureau of Information.
Tho habit of talking back at the
preacher during tho delivery of Iiie
sermon Is becoming so common as to
make church services unusually attrac
tive. Having seen n few portraits of King
licopold we shall not be surprised at
anything tho peoplu who seo the origi
nal every day may tako a notion to
Mr. Morgan Is getting perilously
near that placo on tho public staga
whoro Alexander posed whllo ho wept
because ho had no moro worlds to
It has been brought out In a Connec
tlcut dlvorco suit that tho man was
drunk twlco a day for 3GI days In suc
cession. Why ho missed on tho 3G5th
Is not explained.
Carnogio ndvlses young men not to
strive to obtain moro than a compe
tence. Ho will not havo to plead very
hard with tho majority of them to
get their consent.
An Illinois girl wroto her namo and
address on an egg nnd put It In a
crato with others to bo shipped east.
She Is still waiting for a matrimonial
proposition to hatch out.
Tho prospect of having American
collfgo ycllo at Oxford Booms 'to dls
woman and proved that though mar
riage may be a lottery thoro arc no
iTlanka for tho man with a will.
Tho originator of tho comic valen
tine has Just died at tho ago of ninety.
Ho lived In Philadelphia and was
thercforo very plow about facing tho
ghosts of his numberless victims.
Since a Waukcgau Judgo has decid
ed 'that egg money Is tho legitimate
perquisite of a farmer's wife, there
will bo n chanco for somo women to
buy now dresses oftener than once In
Paris has prevented J. Plerpont
Morgan from carrying off ono pair of
iron doors, but tho city ought to bo
careful how It treats our covetous mil
lionaire. Ho may yet transfer tho
Latin Quarter to tho Howery, New
York, or Clark street, Chicago.
Peoplo who aro In tho habit of sell
ing their old books to tho Junk men
should keep tho fact In mind that an
old' volume bearing tho date 1507
brought $1,100 In Now York recently.
Thero waB nothing valuable about tho
Look but its ago.
SAMPSON IS DEAD
Dies From Caso of Sovcro Ccro
SEMICONSCIOUS fOR NUMBER OF DAYS
Itruth Vlalt ltr.tr Admiral itt III Home
In Wnlilii,-tOt Iteiimlni tit III' T.ik-
mi to ir nrt fur Interment
llret lliirte, Author, Demi.
A Washington, May 7. npseinl says:
Hear Admiral William T. Sampson, ic
tlred, died at his home In this city at
fi o'clock yesterday afternoon. The im
mediate cause of death was a severe
cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in
a Boml-consclous Btate for several days.
At the. bedside when the admiral
breathed his last were .Mrs. Sampson,
Mrs. Lieutenant Oluvcrlus, the ad
miral's married daughter, Admiral
Sampson's two sons, Ralph and Harold
Sampson, Dr. Nixon, the attending
physician, and nurses nnd attendants.
Mrs. Sampson has broken down under
thi! severe strain, and was quite 111 all
during the day. Hut for the crlllml
condition of the admiral she would
havo been confined lo her bed.
While no definite unnngomcnlH have
aB yet been mndo concerning the fu
neral ceremonies, It Is probable they
will take phvc Thursday at the Church
of tho Covenant In this city. The re
mains will be taken to the admiral's
old home nt Palmyra, N. Y., for inter
ment. BRET HARTE IS DEAD
Fiimuim Antlior, Tout mill ItmiiorUt
I'iimii Auny In London,
llret Hnrto. nuthdr, poet and humor
ist, died Monday at Ued House, Cham
berley, saya a London dispatch. His
illness, which was an affection of the
throat, was not thought to be neces
sarily serious and the end accordingly
camo rather suddenly. Mr. Harte had
a hemorrhage, death following soon
Frances Hrct Hnrto was born at Al
bany, N. Y August 25, 1835). In 1854
he went to California and became n
miner, school teacher, express mes
senger, printer und editor. In 1801 he
was appointed secretary of the mint
nt San Francisco, holding the ofllce
till IS70. In the meantime he became
editor of the Overland Monthly nnd be
came famous by tho publication of his
poem, "Tho Heathen Cincsc." In 1871
he went to New York and Hosto v, was
appointed consul nt orefcld, Germany,
In 1878; was transferred to Glasgow
in 1880, and In 1885 took up his resi
dence In London, where he has since
lived. Among liiu famous writings
were "Luck of ltoaring Camp," "Mrs.
Skaggs' Husband," "Echoes of tho
Foothills," "Tales of Argonauts,"
"Thankful Illossom," "A Wuir of tho
RAIN CHART AND CROPS
Weutlirr llurenu 1'eoploTcll About Tlim
The University of Ncbrnska weather
bureau gives out the following: Ilaln
fall chart for week ending 8 u. in., May
5. The past week was warm and dry,
followed on Sunday and Mondny by
general und sufllclcnt rain. Tho dally
mean tempcrnturo nvernged 7 degrees
above the normal. Tho maximum tem
peratures of tho week were generally
about or slightly below U0 degrees.
Very little rain fell during the week
previous to Sunday. A genoral rnln
followed In tho southern counties, with
rainfall ranging from half an inch
to an Inch and n quarter.
The week, previous to tho rain, was
most unfavorable for the growth of
vegetation. Winter wheat continued
to suffer for lack of moisture and is
considerably damaged In a few south
ern couutles, where somo wheat fields
have been plowed up. Outs continue In
a very poor Condition. Grass Is short
and pastures poor. Plum, cherry nnd
apple trees aro blossoming very full
and Indlcnto a good crop. Plowing for
corn is well advanced, but corn plant
ing has progressed rather Hlowly the
past week because of tho dry condition
of tlm soil. The rain will materially
Improve tho condition of all crops.
THE JUDGES REFUSE
llarlliiP lo Turn Iloltlnc llnll 1'layorii
Over lo Nullonnl I.eiigiiK,
A St. Louis dispatch of May 0 says:
Judges Talty and Fisher, sitting Joint
ly In circuit court this morning, ren
dered a decision In the cases of the Na
tional league ball clun against Players
iiarper, Heldrlek and Wallace. The
Injunctions bought by the plaintiff are
Hoth Judges held that the contracts
between tho players und tho National
lcaguo club were one-sided and fa
vored tne Natlonnl league. .ludgo Tal
ty held that tho players preferred to
play for their present employers; that
tney nre following their chosen calling
nnd selecting their own association,
enjoying tho gains of their own Indus
try. "These are tho nntnral rights of
free men," said the court,"rlghts which
cannot bo bartered nwoy cither by con
tract or consent because of constitu
PLAY WITH RIFLE IS FATAL
Imllituu Mnu Klllril by dun Iu lliiuiM of
lilt llcut l'rleiid.
Aaron C. Hlack, who lives near Long
Clirr, Caas county, Indiana, was shot
and killed recently by his best friend.
Samuel Probst. The two men were
plnylng with a rlllo which was in tho
handB of Probst. Tho weapon was
pointed at Hlack and In somo manner
It wns discharged. The bullet entered
Jllack's right breast a little below tho
THEY SHUT THE DOOR
Clnli Women nt Coimc iilliiu IJriiw tlm
Color l.lni! 'light.
Tuesday may be ehionlded as the
t'ay when MusfcudinscltH dub women
i:iw all their pet plans, for which they
have been lighting two ears, go down
bcfoie the ote of the com out Ion, says
u Los Angeles. Cal., dispatch. The
Dual defeat v. us given to the admission
of colored women's clubs.
The etfoit being made to down tho
Individual club as a step toward re
organization through stnte federations
only failed, anil the plan to reduce the
per capita tax from 10 to 5 cents was
The dispatch with which the three
itt'j ics was defeated, In the midst of
Iiichiro excitement on both sides, In a
inr.tter of surprise even to the dele
g"es who aided iu the tesnlt.
SAYS IT IS UNTRUE
'I ilia Coiieenilng Itoonuwlt, Doirt-y nml
A Washington, D. C, special snys It
Is aulhoiltatlvoly denied at the White
house that President Itooaovelt has re
fused permission lo tne French govern
ment to bcMow the cro.ss of the Legion
of Honor upon Dewey and Miles upon
the occasion of the unveiling of
Kocluimbcau statue on May 2ith. Tho
picsldcnt, it Is stated, saa authority
for the officers to receive decorations
from foreign governments rests solely
The senate passed, under suspension
of Its rules, the hotiro joint resolution
appropriating ?H),000 for the expenses
of the dedication of the statue or Mar
shal Hochambeau to bo unveiled May
BLOW OPEN A DEPOT SAFE
C'riirl.niiiita lllml Wiitcliiiiun und Make
OIT Willi Money.
Three masked and armed safe
crackers blew the safe at tho Lake
Shore freight depot, at the fool of Wat
son street, Clevelnnd, O., and secured
an unknown amount of money, thought
to be about $500.
The robbcis had a iolrut struggle
with the night watchman and after
overpowcilng him he was bound and
guggrd. Then the men look from him
everything ho hail before proceeding
with the drilling of the safe.
The safe was badly wrecked. There
Is no clue to the robbers.
WIFE AND SON DROWN
1'rcil l.:uiillnir(;er lx loo l.ute tit S;iif Ilia
A skiff containing four grown people
and u child was overturned In tho
Youghloghney river at West Newton,
Pa., Tuesday and two were drowned.
Mrs. Frederick l.andsparger and her
son, 4 yeais old, were drowned.
Besides Mr. and Mi's. Laudsparger
and the child, Miss Maggie Herrlngton
nnd Fred Hendlg were In the boat.
Laudsparger helped Miss Herrlngton to
shore, supposing she was his wife.
When lie heard his wife and child
crying for help he returned to tho
water, only to see them sink.
DEATH TAKES ALL VICTIMS
Spotted l'eior Cnuneii 1'itiilc In Montana
ami l.cuiln to lnitilr.r.
Dr. A. F. Longeway. secretary of the
Montana board of health, and n putty
of scientists loft Helena Tuesday for
the Hitter Hoot valley to inquire into
the mysterious malady known ns
spotted fever, which Is causing a panic
among tho Inhabitants of that region.
Every case of the disease has been
fatal and up to tho present time it has
lulflcd the skill of till physicians who
have sought to Investigate It.
Several eminent Now York scientists
havo been Invited to participate In the
Investigation now commenced by the
Home Mourn Tlireo Member.
For tho first time In its history, the
house met Tuesday with three desks
covered with flowers, draped In black
In memory of decenred members,
.lo.mua 11. Salmon (dem., N. .1..), it was
announced, died suddenly at his home
In Honuton. The chaplain made an
Impressive refcrenco in his prayer nnd
niter tho appointment of the usual
committee, the houso adjourned.
(liven Awny l.hiuors.
Lord Sholto Douglas Tuesday night
gao away all tho liquor in his saloon,
a drink nt a time, in forty minutes,
says n Spokane, Washington, dispatch,
after which ho announced his retire
ment from business. It was the wild
est night In the tenderloin of Spokane.
Douglas recently received 2,000 re
mittance from Englnnd and announced
he would attend tho coronation with
llmiitilN Cot it Drenching.
A Wichita, Kail., dispatch or .May 4
states: Tliu drouth Is broken here.
Heavy rain is falling tonight accom
panied by a fearful electrical storm.
It Is doubtless general, as wire com
munication Is badly crippled for more
than 100 miles south. The importance
of rain hero Is shown by tue fact that
forty million bushels of wheat was pio
duced within a radius of forty miles or
Wichita last seasou.
Full Dead Whllo nt Work.
II. F. Hrackett, and old resldont of
Nebraska, who lives near Pawnee City,
fell dead whllo at work In his barn
Tuesday evening. Ho was past sixty
years of ago and leaves a wire and two
sons, one of whom Is an Instructor lu
the stato university.
Want lllll Vetoed.
President J. W. Springer of tho na
tional llvo stock association has sent
n telegram from Denver to President
ltoosovelt nsklng him to veto the oleo
WANT TIRE (LEAR
Bill in Behalf of Nebraska Home
steaders. CONGRESSMAN NEVI'JE THE CHAMPION
Con fen on Meantiro lllli Kicretury
Hltel ch M. I.imiIi World' I'nlr
I'ostponed lo Muy I, 1'MII
Oilier New of futercfit.
Congressman Neville called upon the
iiccretnry of the Interior Fild.iy i da
tive to his bill to quiet the title of
homesteaders on the Fort Mi Pherson
reservation. Tho chairman of the
committee having chnrge or this bill
Informed Mr. Neville that no action
would ue taken on tho measure unless
It received the Indorsement of the sec
retary, and It wns with a view of get
ting this Indoisement that the con
gressman from the Sixth district called
upon Secretnry Hitchcock. He also
took up with the depaitment his bill
to amend the homestead law so as to
permit homesteaders to make entry on
1,280 acres of land on any or the public
domain lying west or the 100th merid
ian In Ncbrnska. wnlch Is not suscepti
ble to Irrigation, Instead or 10 acres,
as the piciiont law provides. The bill
also provides thut the homesteaders of
1G0 acres may Increase their holdings
to 1,200 neres. Congressman Neville
contended that a Inw of this character
puts it in the power of the small
holder of cattle to support hlmseir and
family by raising stock. The secretary
of the Interior has agreed to take the
matter under advisement, but would
give no definite assurance as to what
position he will take.
DECIDE TO POSTPONE FAIR
Agreement Arrived nt, und Concret
Will lln Anked to Art.
A Washington, May a. dispatch says:
Secretary Hay today sent to the senate
a letter stating the necessity for post
poning the Louisiana purdiuse exposi
tion from 1II0I! to IDOL
Kndosed with it was u letter fioin
Chairman Carter or tho government
commission and a telegram from Pres
ident Francis of the exposition com
pany, showing the necessity for the
Senator Coekrell had the letter read
in the bonate and then offered an
amendment to the sundry civil appro
priation bill, now pending In the sen
ate, providing for the postponement of
the exposition in accordance with the
The postponement amendment pro
vides for the dedication of the build
ings or the exposition on April .10, l'jiM,
for tho opening or the exposition to
visitors on May 1, 10OI. and for its
closing. The coinage of $250,000 in
gold dollar pieces to be used as a sou
venir coin Is nlso authorized, the
money thus provided to bo a puit or
the f 5,000,000 appropriated by conguss
for the aid of the fair.
LEAVES ALL TO HIS SONS
The Will of the I,nt .1. Sterling Morton
Item! nt .Nrliriik I'lty.
Tho will of the late J. Sterling Mot
ton wns read Friday nrterrmon. It
provides for the disposition of his es
tate, worth upwards ot $250,000, among
his Tour sons, an annuity being pro
vided for his sister, Emma .Morton.
Joy Morton, the oldest son, will ic
celvo the homestead. Arbor Lodge, in
lieu or which he will pay into the es
tnte $25,000. The life Inturance.
amounting to $100,000, will be equally
divided among tho four sons or their
The property is listed as $05,000 real
estate, $G0.00O personal, and the bal
ance life Insurance.
AMOS J. CUMMINGS DEAD
CnncreiRninn and Wlnrnn .loiiruuIlM
Sut'ciimlm lo I'liriiuionlu.
Congressman Amos J. Cinnnilngs of
Now York died Friday at the church
nome and Infirmary in Haltlmore, Md.
Tho cnuse of death o pneumonia, in
cident to nn operation. Tho eongi Bos
nian's wife and cousin, Chnrles H.
Cummlngs, wcro nt his bedside when
death came. Mr. Cummlngs was a
democrat and has been nn nctlve mem
ber of New York Typographical union,
No. 0, for many years.
lliUiy Drowned In ,lr.
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Georgo
Wheeler of Warnervllle. Neb., about
fourteen months old. pitched Into a
live gallon Jar containing about Tour
inches or water Friday and was
drowned. Tho mother was wnshlng
and had gono out, leaving tho girl's
the little fellow's attention, 2 HSInf
empty tho Jar, but something calling
the little rellow's attention drew him
from the room. On the mother's re
turn, after but a fow minutes' absence,
she found tho child beyond reioverj.-
Wcitcrn ICond Incorporate.
The Grcnt Central Railway company
has been Incorporated at Portland,
Ore., with a capital of $10,000,000. Tho
road will run rrom Salt Lake westward
through Utah. Idaho and Oregon, to
Coos Hay, 'on the Pacific ioaet.
Curious Shipped to Lincoln.
Word comes from Plattsmouth, Neb.,
that K. 13. Hlackman, a representative
or tho State Historical society, has
packed up the Hempel collection of
curiosities and shipped them to Lin
coln. Several of those who owned cur
ios took their property away, but most
of tho old relle.'i were turned ocr to
tho historical society.
rrot rated by Heat.
Philip llcrr was prostrated by heat
Fiiday at Hurllngton, la. His recov
ery is doubtful.
lIFC IN CU&Y CITY OF BUTTE
Men Aro lc loi-eti.irlini nt 4111 Srnllo
Itulii nt ."..
Into an oiiiko of brandy put a
uuall dose of localne; drink the mix
tuii', and iu ten minutes you will llud
ourdf In the mental and nervous
condition which is the normal state of
the citlren of IJutte. says a wilter 111 a
Hutte never sleep?. It Is as wide
awake at 2 In the moining as at mid
day, eery shop open, every Industry
In full blast. Ihe life of the town de
pends upon the mines and the tmeltcr:
and these never stop. Day In and day
out, the year round, they work con
tinuously, with tin ce eight-hours
"shifts'" of men. one stepping in ns Its
predecessor steps out: from year's end
lo year's end nelMiei- industry ever
dtops a stitch. The shift thnt comci
off duty ut midnight niuul eat, drink,
and be served with its amusements
like the others. So It happens thnt
every door In town, of boarding house,
shop. nloon, theater and all tho rest
stands always ajar. So far as busl-ne.-w
Is concerned, there Is literally no
day, no night. One hour is like all
tho rest; every hour Is un hour ot
hustle. To the stranger It appears
like delirium; to the man of Hutte It
Is a matter of couiep.
The result Is easily foretold: Quick
exhaustion and early death. The man
of Hutte Is an octogenarian nt -10, a'
senile ruin at 55. No one lives to bo
old, In the accepted eubtern use of tho
word; you will never see that whit'
and venerable nnd useful old age
which has so firm a place lu our life,
our poetry, our very religion. Over
strung nerves snap; brains crumble;
hearts yield to their load.
WHAT PHYSICIANS MAY DISCLOSE
Ilcrlflon lijr the Court of AppruU of
An Important ruling made by a court
was that when a person who is suing
lor damages testllles lii court that a
doctor examined him ami found him
Injured, the doctor Is n competent wit
ness in the case, and must tell ubout
his treatment of the case and what ho
This ruling was made In the case of
W. U. Illghrall against the Missouri
Pad lie Hallway company. Hlghfall
was n passenger on a train, and
claimed to hae had his hip dislocated
by a blow of a swinging car door. Hl.i
case was tried in the Circuit court of
the county, and a jury gave him $500
damages. This verdict the Court cf
Appeals resersrd nnd remanded the
caso for a new trial becauso when Dr.
Wood was put on the stand In the trial
of the case, and was asked what he
found lo be the nintter with Alt'. High
fall, the lawyers for the latter objected
to the question, and the coutt sus
tained the objection, holding that a
physician cannot be rorced to reveal
the secrets of the sick-room. But the
Court of Appeals holds that when a
witness seeks to foitlfy his case by tes
tifying that a doctor found him In
jured, ho wuiNos the secrecy imposed
by the statute, and the doctor may be
put upon the stand to testify. Kau
ris City Star.
The Sunday school lesson had been
on the beauty of truth and the evil
of falsehood und the fcci'lpture pass
age tinder especial consideration was
the story of the sudden demise of
Ananias and Sapphlra. The study of
tho lesson ended, a visiting clergyman
was asked to speak to the children and
point the moral.
"Suppose," ho began, "the Lord was
to treat everjbody that told unttuths
nowaduys the same way he did An
anlus and Saphlra what would he tho
Prompt and dear came tho answer
In the small piping voice of a very lit
"Why. there wouldn't be a singlo
person left In the whole world!"
This Is no fairy tale, either, for this
question was put nnd this answer
given at the Everyday Church two
Sundays ago, says tho Ho3ton Journal.
Dr. Shutter hud been preaching for
Dr. Perln, and at the latter's request
began to address the school ns above.
Dr. Perln did not stato whether the
nddrcss ended right there, hut It Is
pretty snro to say that there was at
least a brief Intermission before Dr.
Tho Ting l'ous Cruio.
In London a ping pong dance, in
which tho ladles wear plug pong
patches and powdered hair, Is tho
latest development ot tho present
Tho Indies, carrying white balls,
with a red number on each, and each
gentleman n scarlet ball, with a corre
sponding llguro In white, walk down
tho ball room nnd moot at a silken net.
Hatting begins. As soon as each
dancer secures a ball tho numbers aro
called out, pairing oft begins, and tho
couples glide down the room hand lu
hand, In minuet style.
The latest rival of ping pong by tho
way In tnblo bowls, which are Just be
ing exhibited at the Aluxandra palace.
Not Rienipt In Amrrlr.i,
There was an amusing Incldeut yes
terday In a house-rentnl office In Du
luth. Tho agent of a certain dwelling
had managed to squeeze two raises
out of a steady and prompt paying ten
nut nnd wns utter tho third. The ten
ant Is a son of tho Emerald Isle. Ho
paid tho two llr&t ralsen without pro
test, but ho became wroth at the thlid
attempt. Ho hied him to tho agency
nnd said to tho agent;
"I'll not stand thot raise."
"All right. Oct out."
"Gladly. 1 kem from Olrelnnd to es
enpo tho landlords and 01 llttlo thought
I'd find a maner ono here than there."
AS THE WORLD
SEEK GOLD SEEN IN A VISION
ruruier City, (III..) .Men I.nl by Womrr
Mrs. Edward Conover, a Eplrltuall;
who realties at Fanner City, 111., has
stirred that village with n vision
which, she saja, has disclosed to bet
the location of an Immense pot ot gol
south or Farmer City. In her vision
she says, she was told to select twelve
men, the names of whom were given
her by the spirit. She told the twelve
men of her vision, but ono of them
was unable to 'join In tho search bo
Mrs. Conover secured another person.
While looking for the trcasuro the
man who had said he could not como
put In an appearance, making thirteen
men. Last night, Mis. Conover says
a spirit told her there was an evil
person in the putty, and thnt tho gold
could not be found until ho was dis
HAPPY THOUGH IN THE POORHOLSE
I'll ii per Ouce Itlvli and a I'artoer or
The rlds played by fato upon hu
manity tue many nnd varied. One
would naturally think that a man win
was the partner and trusted friend of
.lay Gould, the noted financier, un.t
who hud attained a fortuno would be
In ti fill way to pass Ills doe'ming
days In his own homo and with com-,
forts of varkus kinds nbout him. .lo-
blah Lynn, who fifty years ago con
ducted with Gould a number of suc
cessful business enterprises and who
then located In Washington, N. J to
enjoy his wealth, Is now n public
chnrge, old and blind but cheerful and
Mr. Lynn Is 7o yenrs old, ban snow-
white h.ilr and a fine Intellectual face.
He was when young a good business
man ami made money fast. Then came
reverses and his fortune dwlndlod. His
wife dleti friends deserted him and
his eyesight failed. Still ho was happy
and even when It becamo necessary to
remove him to the poorhouso at Kurs
ville, N. .)., his courage did not fall.
Mr. Lynn awaiting the last sum
mons hopefully but Is content with
ptevnlllng conditions whllo they must
Thrift of Foreigner.
Nothing more bountifully Illustrates
the small thrift of foreigners than the
malls. For instance: Whllo wo write
for transmission abroad over 7.1,000,
000 letter a year, wo receive only 59,
000,000. While ot unpaid and short
paid letters wo send 1,369,752, the for
eigners uflllct us with 2,1G5,G52, on
which wo are obliged to pay postage.
While we send abroad 49,157 postal
cards with paid reply, they send ;is
only 27,7111. We wrlto moro Binglo
cards than they do, beating thorn near
ly three qututeis of a million In n
total of 7.800,000. In short postage
they Impose on us nnnunlly to the
sum or about $:i00',000. For sending
nnd receiving this mall tho govern
ment pays $2,250,000 a year.
Duration of Life.
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The above diagram shows yom
chances of attaining vnrlous ages.
King Kilwnrd'n Cook.
The cook of King Edward of Eng
land draws a salary of $10,000. This
Is tho same as the salary of a Ileu
tennnt general or an ndmlral of tho
fleet nml exceeds that of many bishops
of the Established Church. Tho King
lias oten referred to his cook as a
"perfect treasure" and has often proN
fcred him n clgnr from tho royal
pocket case. The cook Is a French
man named Menager and maintains a
splendid establishment of his own. Ho
generally goes to the royal rcsldenco
at 11 o'clock In tho morning and drives
there In his own carriage.
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