Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, September 06, 1895, Image 7
4$ i: & hi i t NOT REPLACING MEN. PEW WOMEN IN INDUSTRIAL PURSUITS. Heport or Mil Collet of the KnKlltti Hoard of Trade Overthrow l'revatl Ins Opinion She Find that In Ten Tear Men limit Increased. HE REPORT OF Miss Collet, the la bor correspondent of tho English Board ot Trail o, on the employment of women Is one of nn exceedingly lntcr stlng character, Inasmuch as It throws much light on the present con dition and prospects of women em ployed In labor, and overthrows by the most competent of all arguments, that of facts, many of the prevalent opinions regarding the position of Industrial women as compared with that of men. The common opinion that women are becoming the competitors of men In all branches of Industry, and that what has been termed the "profession of mar riage" Is less followed than formerly, 1b fallacious. Tho census returns prove that a larger number of women are not entering Into employment which com pete with those of men. Practically there Is no change whatever In tho number of women employed In Indus trial pursuits, If we except the elderly married women who have been em ployed In what may be termed casual work. Marriage has been the chief oc cupation of the women of England. It is quite true that there Is a considerable Increase In the number of girls em ployed In many of the trades connected with the manufacture of clothing, such as tailoring, dressmaking, and even boot and shoe making, and in the tex tile manufactures, but this increase is not greater than that of the number of boys who are employed, so that It Is due more to the increase of population than to the displacement of men by the labor of women. In the census returns for 1881, out of every 100 women above 10 years of age no less than thirty-four and a minute fraction were engaged in Industrial work. In the census of 1891 there was a slight Increase, but not enough to raise the number of women engaged to thirty-five in a hundred, and In the older women there was even a decrease. In one class of industrial women it will not surprise our readers to hear there was a very marked de crease namely: ,in the number of do mestic servants, young unmarried girls preferring in many Instances the harder labor but greater amount of leisure time In factories to a life of domestic servitude. It Is said, again, that women have In many Instances , superseded men as clerksj This Is undoubtedly In some teases true. The increase In fe male clerks has been nine In every 10,000 that Is to say, less ftian one clerk per thousand, but amongst men engaged as clerks the Increase has been more than three times as numerous. Women have been taken oji Into the telegraph service in increased numbers, but even here the increase has been only half that recorded In the case of men. It will be seen that these facts are entirely opposed to the very prevalent notion that women are superseding men in a large number of employments. It may be asked, then, how did this cry arise? Miss Collet's explana.tlou of this general opinion Is that it arises from those women in the middle class who are weary of the petty details of dally life, and who have no actual oc cupation, who are dissatisfied with their household duties and desire to bo professionally engaged. We nil know of this class of woman, who has received no special education, who really can do nothing, but is ready to do anything, and as incompetent indi viduals are not in demand, they fall to get any special occupation, and so have little to do but to make their grievances and aspirations known. Hut, compared with the great bulk of women, these cither do as their ancestors did before them, perform their domestic duties, or make themselves qualified for some special occupation, which there is then little difficulty of them obtaining. It Is quite true that middle-class girls have entered more largely Into the labor market than hitherto, for, as Miss Collet states In her report, the great increase In the productive power of machinery has largely Increased the number of men able to support their daughters; while the need for the ser vice of the latter at home has decreased, and, to use her own wordB, "In the mid dle class, therefore, a high standard of comfort, a smaller field for domestic usefulness, a diminished probability of marriage, apprehension with regard to the future, have all combined to en courage the entrance Into the labor market of middle-class girls. But a converse movement has been going on amongst the less prosperous classes, by whom the benefit of the family to be derived from the enployment of women at home, rather than as wage-earners, Is only gradually being realized. With regard to the employment of married women, it Is obvious that her first duty is due to her family, and In the great majority of Instances occupation away from home Is incompatible with the comfort and well-being of the children. Followed ItU Loved One, A man who believed thoroughly In his wife was Charles Hichsecker of Canton, Ohio, who committed suicide last week on the same spot, at the same hour and by the same method selected by Mrs. Rlchsecker for ending her life eome months before. His desire to meet her made him careful about tak ing exactly the same route she traveled. m BUT A SINQLE SHELL. TetlUKiptodou Made Awfnl Devaluation Aboard the Ship It Struck. As the principal squadron circled around us, the range vnrled from 2,800 meters (nearly two miles) to perhaps 1,000, nt times oven less, writes Com mander McGimn of Chinese navy In Century magazine. At about 3 o'clock the MatsuBhlma closed upon tho Chen Yuen to about 1,700 meters, nnd wo fired at her, from one of our 12.2-Inch guns, a steel shell of five calibres' (Ex 12.2 Inches) length, having a bursting charge of nearly ninety pounds of pow der. The Japanese flagship was struck by this missile, nnd as n burst of flamo arose from her, followed by n great cloud of white smoke, hiding her en tirely from view, our gun's crew yelled their satisfaction. This shell Indeed wrought frightful havoc. From the Jnpnnese report It totally disabled the big 13-Inch Canot gun and swept the decks. Several charges of powder for this gun had been massed on deck, nnd these, ex ploding, gave the gunners n true "hoist with their own petard." By this one shell forty-nine officers and men wero Instantly killed, and over fifty wound ed; tho gunnery lieutenant wns blown Into the sea, his cap and telescope being all trace of him ever found on the ship. CAN TALK AGAIN. Sinn Itoioniof, Dumb for Several Week Affliction Suddenly Kemoel. Georgo Sheppard of McKeesport, Pa., Is again able to talk. Ho waked up tho night of June 27th with a stinging sen sation in his neck nnd found himself deaf and dumb. Doctors were baf fled by the case. July 9th his hearing was suddenly restored. Still Shep pard's only means of communicating with persons was a pencil and pad. Sat urday night he walked into the bar room of the National Hotel at Mc Keesport and wrote on his tablet that he wanted a drink of whisky and some pepper. This wns supplied by the bar tender. Then Sheppard Bat down at a table and began to cry. In a few minutes he excitedly jumped up and began mnking peculiar noises with his mouth. Finally ho could form words and In a few minutes was talking. Sheppard talked for two hours as fast as he could, saying ho was afraid to stop for fear he would lose his speech again. He threw his pad and pencil in a comer and joined with his friends In celebrating his good fortune. Shep pard's case has attracted great atten tion from physicians, but none has been able to satisfactorily explain it. (nlli'ii'it Ciililmce Urxil. Several years ago the residents of Gallon, a little Berrein hamlet in Michi gan, were surprised nt the advent of a party of Chicago men who devoted their time to Inspecting a largo tract of swamp land near that place. The curi ous citlzenH were still more astonished when the Chicago contingent purchased the alleged worthless land for n trifling sum per aero and set about opening up huge ditches to drain the largo area and fit it lor cultivation. Last reason that portion of the tract cleared produced 20,000 tons of cabbages, which brought in $80,000 to the fortunate growers, the land proving to be peculiarly adapted to the culture of that vegetable. This year the cabbage patch comprises COO acres of this erstwhile worthless land, now valued at $200 per acre, and there are some people In Gnlien who hint that there are cabbage heads In that region other thnn those under cultivation. . ISeaiitlfnl. llemitlful! Mrs. Belle Farrell, a pretty Maryland widow, was acquitted recently after be ing on trial for a week or more on the charge of murdering her husband. The evidence was rather damaging to the fair defendant, but that didn't cut any ice with the Jury. When the verdict was brought in Mrs. Farrell threw her arms around the neck of her attor ney, the sheriff put his arms around the waist of the liberated woman, and finally the Jury was Invited out to "liquor up" at the expense of the de fending attorney. Mrs. Farrell selected her second husband before her first one died and will be married as soon as she lays off her mourning. IIo Tiling t'p llronn Out Went During the thunderstorm at Butte, Mont., the other day lightning struck the residence of Fred C. Anderson, and a ball of lire entered the roof and passed back and forth through every room of the house, going through par titions like a ball of Iron, and for fully two minutes it gyrated about tho house, making eleven large holes in walls and ceilings, melting picture wires and other metal in the rooms. It finally passed out along the water pipes with out setting fire to anything. There were five persons in the house at the time, but the only injury they suffered was a great fright and temporary deaf ness. tUieninlier In a tlraveyard. A vprrntnhlA pftrflnn In a mQvnwn..l In one of the curiosities in Augusta, Ga. ! a iv. c.m.vjmiu , u oiuuw uuc, aim hub no tombs, but mmerous slabs tell the passer-by that the ancient dead repose there. Cucumbers, tomatoes and red pepper are found in abundance there. Should Say So. A French judge before whom a di vorce case was recently tried compli cated matters seriously by handing down a decree divorcing the lawyer who appeared for the man who had asked for the divorce, Instead of the man himself. Tha mntai'lMl la fi amnll . .. .1 1 I Talk to the Moo-Cow. The Atchison Globe Is responsible for the statement that ex-United States Senator John J. lngalls tells his troubles to his cows. RULER OF AN ISLAND, father Mallacher, l'otentate of Ueavet llnd, About to llrtlre. Reverend Father Gallagher, who has been n rellgloiiB and political ruler of Beaver Island for a score and a half of j ears, has been spending n few dayB In Petoskey, nnd while thero confided to n few friends that he Is nbout to re sign from his chnrge and the priest hood, nnd live nt his ease for the bal ance of his days, says the Detrlot Jour nal. Thirty years ago, the 9th of tho present mouth, Father Gallagher, who had just been ordained, Inndcd In com pany with another young priest on tho island. After looking the ground over nnd noticing tho poverty of the ground and people tho young priest decided to take tho first boat bock to tho mnln lnnd nnd report to tho bishop of Mnr quetto that the Island would not sup port n regular pastor. His companion told him that such action would ap pear disobedient, nnd advised Father Gallagher to remain nnd acquaint the bishop with tho condition of things by mail. The advice was taken nnd Father Gallagher has been thero ever since. Ho says it was pretty hard to make a bare living at first, as tho natives woro all poor, without more than enough to keep body nnd soul together. After a few yenrs n friend died and loft him some property, which turned into cash gave him a little capital to work with. By frugal living tho priest begnn to gnther a Ilttlo money, which ho loaned nt fair Interest, nnd some was paid, and some never will be. He loaned to the poor with nn unstinted hand, nnd some never made an effort to repay. One of his debtors excused his laxity by saying that ho "did not think the priest wanted money very bad, because he did not look ns though he had gono to bed missing many suppers." Anyone who had ever seen tho girth of his rev erenco would say that the debtor was entitled to a receipt in full If that would wipe out a debt. Father Galla gher says that In spite of all he has gathered a little money and will now try to straighten out his n Hairs so that he can resign his ofllco and rest. Ho intends to visit California nnd then make a trip to the home ot his ances tors In Ireland. After that he will re turn to the Island, buy a Ilttlo farm, and die where he has spent the best years of his life. Ho says that his suc cessor will find the path pretty well blazed, and will find in a pastorate on Beaver Islands a very different con dition from that which prevailed when Father Gallagher first touched the island on August 9, 18C5. Her HiilliMin Sleeve. Mrs. Harvey Donagher, residing at Fostorln, O., had a Blngulnr experience. She had been up tho street, nnd re turning home later than intended she stnrtcd to light the gasoline Btove without changing her largo-sleeved waist. Unnoticed, the sleeves filled with gas generated from the gasoline, and before she knew It, she began to float to the ceiling. She screamed for as sistance, but, being alone In tho house and quite remote from neighbors, no body heard her, and she wns obliged to remain aloft in the room until the gas escaped, when she gently defend ed. Except a slight bruise on the fore head she escaped uninjured. HUMOR. She And what would you be now, If It weren't for my money? He A bachelor. Persistent Bride Will you love mo Just as well when I'm dead? Groom (absently) More, dnrllng, more. Jones 1 understand you were pretty well off before you were married? Blinks Yes, but I didn't know It. The only thing we nn recommend to women for the management of a hus band Is to feed him, and trust to luck. "What makes you think Ethel will never look favorably on George's suit?" "Because her' parents speak so highly of him." Wife Is that you. George? Husbnnd Yes, dear. Wife Oh, I'm so glad! I'm always afraid there's a man In the house till you come. She (bitterly) Before you married me I was an angel. I'll never be that again, I suppose. He (sarcastically) Well, I live In hopes. Club Man (rather full) I wish you A hie take me home. Do you know whe:e-h!c I live? Policeman What's the name of your cook? Human nature Is very discouraging. Put up this notice, "Fresh paint," and every pRBser-by will touch It with his finger to see whether It Is dry yet. If steaming the face Is good for the complexion, why don't more girls, do the family washing? One can get a lovely Menm tnth over a wafhtub, "Are you musical. Professor Job kins?" asked Miss de Jinks. "Yes; but If you were going to play anything don't mind feellnsrs," leplled he. "No." said Mrs. Fischer, "I don't call myself a lady, but simply a plain wom an." "V ," said Mrs. Condour, "you're plnln enough; that's a fact." Doctor The pellets I left were to produce sleep. Did thwy have that ef fect? Patient Yes, Indeed! The nur.e never wakened once during tho night. Suitor I have como to ark for your daughter, sir." Father Take her, young man. You are the only one who wanted more than my daughter's hand. "There Is one good thing to be said about Tompkins. He la perfectly truth ful." "Of course he is. He Is too stingy to make an extravabant state ment." Mistress You broke my Sevres plate. You are dlsitinrged. How did you break It?" Servant I carelessly drop ped one of the biscuits you made yes terday on It. "What fools the girls ore to marry!" said a single lady of mature years. "Very true," replied her married friend, "but that Is the only way you can bring them to their senses. The Circus Manager You're dis charged, do you hear? The Clown Eh? What for?- Circus Manager Dur ing the afternoon you made a now joke! I can stand a good deal, but not that." LATE STAGE FASHION. DOME UP-TO-DATE FRENCH OOWN8 IN OAY PARIS. rorlte llehlnd thel'ootllRht('iiiimrod toTlirlrC'oiinlry Counltu at the Kx pernio of the Latter An 1,'ntlenlutile Clmrni About the llrtt French lrenliiff. N D E N I A U L Y thero Is n charm nbout tho best French dressing which English wo men do not com pass. It is illfuoult to say wherein it lies. Perhaps the French woman gives her figure tho advantage of bettor rfc ii-aT Al-u.J! 'itfr&m lines, perhnps she arranges that her skirt shall hang more buoyantly. I am minded to withdraw my second "per hnps" for nn expression of more as surance, since I nm certain that the Frenchwoman gives her garment the ndvantogo of u hotter spring and fnll from tho waist downwards than wo do, who, even at a period of ((bounding full ness, continue to wear our gowns with nn nir of limpness nnd drngglotalled ness. On the other hand, I never think tho Frenchwoman judicious In cutting out tho neck of her bodlco In tho day time; and I take more oxcrptlon to tho style thnn usual when an afternoon silk visiting gown Is mulcted by several inches at the throat, presumably to glvo breathing space this hot weather, au Is then worn with an Immense black velvet hnt that would be burdensome at Christmas. This combination wns perpetrated by Mine. Rejane, nnd al though the gown was of n lovely shade of rmuve, and was trimmed with somo superb ficelle-colored guipure, it was the only one of her costumes worn in "Ma Couslne" which I did not feel eager to adapt to personal ends. A ten gown of wild rose pink crape was all that was lovely with Its folds softly drawn across the figure and a thick feathery ruche at the horn of fluffed-out chiffon. Long stolo ends fell from tho shoulder down each side of jeweled passementerie, and a cluster of pink rose was tucked into tho bodice. For a deshabillo to wear on a pretty little lounge of sky blue, hrocado II should like Miss Charlotte Robinson to see that sofa with its gracefully curved endB nnd many cushions) nothing could bo a fitter setting for beauty. Tho third gown, worn designedly for conquest und bound to nttnin its object, Is of black satin, cut In a wide square In front nnd closely swathing tho figure. For trim ming there nro great sprays of foliage worked in green jet and applique green bIH;; these sprays widen and diminish with the most admirable curves. At the back tho opening of the bodice runs down Into a point, whercunto, beneath a jeweled ngrafe, a train of black velvet is attached. In her hair Mine. Rejane wears black ospreys bedewed with dia mond drops. Ono gayer note of color Is struck with a Bpray of red and yel low Iceland popples adjusted at the side of the budi- e. Another garment that took my fancy much so much that In truth I he grudge the Idea was n pelisse worn by Mrae. Duluc. The hue was what the historical novelists called "murray" color, between claret nnd purple, and the texture was that knife-plaited surah which hangs in such charming folds. The pellase gave It every opportunity to follow Its bent, for beyond a collar and girdle of murray velvet, each fast ened with nn old silver ornament, there wns nothing to break the lines. The plaited silk rande elbow puffs to the sleeves and long velvet gauntlets formed the lower portions. A toque of vjolets In every shade, red roses, and green ospreys departed boldly from tho scale of color of the pelisse and was somewhat too daring for my own pref erences. The same Jady wore another beautiful dress of gray crocodile crepon. The bodice,-of satin, was elled with steel fringe, and over this fell loosely, simulating box plaits, three bands of copper-beaded trimming. Tho name trimming reappeared on the sj.lrt, four rows radiating from the wnlsl do-,vn-wnrdc at ench side. The waist vas well defined with a t'lrdle of the foree cop per bead wcrk. Nothing could ba more flcgant or more deserving of (ho pro verbial kind of flnttery. Mile. Avrll waB also exquisitely dressed In Ivory Gismonda, flowered with peach blos soms, over which was worn a vest of peach blossom chiffon and a trim sash of the same. A Venetian style, with a tabled bodice opening over a chemi sette of lace. I have left to the last n word nbout a magnificent opera c'onk of Mrae. Rejar.e's. made of blnsk satin, with rlvuleiB o" steel sequins that liter ally seemed to be poured over It. The Medicoan collar ended with a ruche of ostrich featners, nnd, of course. the ! lining, which in this case was old rose satin, was a noteworthy feature. The London Queen. A Curlou Affliction. A citizen of Traverse City, Mich., Is afflicted with an odd and embarrassing physical peculiarity. At Irregular In tervals he falls Into a trance-like state, which continues for uncertain periods and from which It is Impossible to arouse him. The longest spell of tho kind lasted ninety-four hours. While In this comatose condition he is to all appearances lifeless, although usually he Is entirely conscious of everything going on about him. The doctors have been unable to help him. and while his friends know of his liability to the at tacks, he naturally feels some nervous ness about stirring far from home. Acre, once meant any fleJd. It is still used with this significance by the Ger mans, who epeak of God's acre, allud ing to the cemetery. IM "" T ' JV V a ....vf-j? PRINCE FERDINAND'S MOTHER. "llie Suruimlng Ktateeraft of the Vtver able l'rlncr Clementine. Princess Clementine, mother of Prlnco Fcrdlnnnd ot Bulgaria, Is un doubtedly tho most astute nnd clever of all tho children of King Louis Philippe ot France. She Is tho only woman who can boast of having downed Prince Bismarck nt his own gnmo, nnd Is re nowned throughout tho length nnd breadth of Europe for her statecraft, her diplomacy, nnd for her political prescience and sagacity. To her moro than to anybody else Is duo the wonder ful progress and present prosperity of Bulgaria, and If Prlnco Ferdinand alone, among all tho old world sover eigns, has been able to dispense with a civil list and to pay out of his own pocket tho greater part of the cxponscs of his really luxurious and grnndly ap pointed court, It Is duo to tho munifi cence of his mother. Princess Clemen tine Is tho yottngost ot Louis Phtllppo's four daughters. Her mother, In ono of her letters, Bpoke of her as lively nnd Impetuous. A good deal ot this remains. But sho commands her tongue ns though she woro nn old statesman, nnd if her impulses remain still quick they nover hurry her Into rnBhncss. She has n light, bluish-gray eye and her face Is a beaming one, which Is not n characteristic often found associated with a strongly hooked nose. In hor case the hook Is not long nt tho bane, but that of n bird. Sho has a wonder fully melodious voice, nnd this In splto of deafness so gic.it that any ono with whom sho converses must speak to her through an ear trumpet by means of nn acoustic tube. Sho has n lively way of adjusting the Instrument to her ear, nnd she studies with n soft smile nnd inquiring expression the countenance of her interlocutor. Her language Is choice nnd easy whon sho speaks French. Sho can chat and write In En glish, German and Hungarian. Mlcho let was her professor of hUtory when sho was a young girl, nnd Bho devoted herself with success to music, and es pecially to the harp. Although several years. older than Queen Victoria, Bho 1b Btlll very alert and very active. Noth ing seems to fatigue her, and, judging by appearances, sho is good for many yenrs yet, In Infinitely better physical and mental condition than her brothers, the Due do Nemours, Due do Aumnle, and the Prince do Jolnvllle, tho latter two being considerable her Junior. Her wealth Is enormous, like that ot nil the children of King Louis Philippe. At her death her fortune will bo divided between her children, tho principal share going to her two sons, Prlnco Ferdinand, who Is tho youngest, nnd Duke Philip of Coburg, who married the king of Belgium's oldest daughter, nnd who wns with his brother-in-law, tho lato Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, on the morning of the tragedy at Meyerllng. KiiliKilK. Windmill. Western Kansas is entirely unlike Holland because of the scnrclty, almost absence of wnter, but Is becoming very much Uko the Dutch lowlands in the great abundance of windmills, which are becoming so nviaToiu' n to fill up tho landscape. In tho town of Wilson a traveler counted seventy-two windmills In view from the hotel veranda. There Is nn excellent water supply n few ftet below the suifacc In that region, und every man has an Individual supply, raised by tho windmills. FLOTSAM. The Tartars take a mar. by the ear to Invite him to eat or drink with them. Japan had only one newspaper twenty-five year? ngo. Now It has two thou sand. It Ih estimated that three thousand marriages nro dally performed through out the world. A bill to make train robbery a cnpltal ofrencp has been introuueed In the Mis souri leglnlature. Although Alsace was under French control, for nearly two centuries, the people continued to speak German. One of the nyist curious trades extant Is Dint of a matt In Berlin, who exists ty breeding ruts for vivisection pur poses, Tl.ti l.lxiiest mncts of sailing veesels are from 1C0 to U0 feet high, and spread f:om C0.O03 to 100,000 square feet of can va?. The cathedral al Antwerp hns a musl rl combination f thirty-four belle, the brgext Ih seven feet wide and eight feet high. The buttons on a man's clothing are usuclly on the right elde; on a womnn's clothing they are on the left. Why Is thN? ' Silk, nvpe and cotton the poor nl-waj-n di'fi In cotton are practically only drrss fabrics for femlnlno ut tle In Japan White hats are worn Tor throe year, ae a elgn of mourning, by every grown male In C.orm after the dnt!i of n memter of tho royal family. It Is comiiuted that nil the !ini!.aM in London and New York could be built of the lava thrown nut by Vesuvine lnce the llrxt recorded eruption In 79. In 1GI3 no gentleman, either In Eng land. Prance or Germany, thought for a moment of going abroad without hli cloak, even in the hottest days In rum mer. Tho black ostrich stands seven feet high. The speed Is thnt of a horse, and It can carry a man. The casso wary Isjbs large, but has a shorter neck, nnd feeds on vegetables, A Parsee sacred fire, which Is burn ing In a templet at Lelftule. Persia. Ih known to hove not been extinguished ! since me Jays of Rupiboreth, who lived twelve centuries ngo. All the three hundred nnd thirty ca-. dets of the German army, who pawned the ensigns' examination the other day will have to pass It again, ns sixteen of them ure found to have "copied." The best way to ascertain If coffee has been adulterated or not Is to pour I cold water on it. If pure. It will color I tho water very slightly; If mixed with chicory, the water will tako a brownish hue. ' CORPSES MADE INTO M "RBLE. Dead Untile Tmii'fnrmeil Into Xnllil fitnuehy Mean f Antlieptlo (la. Thomas Holmcr of Brooklyn, an ex pert on the subject of embalming fluids, claims to have perfected a pro cess by which the human body can be petrified. Ho calls it the antiseptic gas process of embalming, and sayt that within a week he will make teat at Bellovue Hospital, New York. Dr. Holmes hns In his office a petrified arm. which lookB like a piece of marble. Dr. Holmes claims thnt the antiseptic gas can now be manufactured ns cheaply ns any fluid In use for embalming. After tho gas hns been Injected, the doctor says, the body will gradually solidify nnd turn white ns marble, even tho nails nnd hnlr, but tho latter only closo to tho skull. Dr. Holmes Is now 78 years old. He said: "I bellevo I have discovered a process of embalming: superior to the old Egyptlnn. The arm which I embalmed by the process Is ns hard ob stone and will remain so for ever. Now, I am nbput to organtza a compnny for tho manufacture of glnss. caskets lighted by electricity, by whloh the living can view tho faces of their dead frlondB, God Intonded man to return to dust, but there nro ,a good many who wovld find comfort In look ing on the faces of their dead." "STORMY" JORDAN CONVERTED- rmnoti Iowa Lawbreaker (let itellclotv nnd Hemmed nn KvnngelUt. "Stormy" Jordan, of Wapello county, Iown, who has given tho authorities moro trouble thnn any other half-dozen persons, hns Joined the niothodlst church and has turned out n full fledged evangelist. Before tho prohi bition law was pnBsed In Iowa Jordan used to run a snloon nt tho "Q" depot In Ottumwa nnd had a sign on his door roadlng "The Rond to Hell." After prohibition became a law he spent a fortune In fighting the raonsure. Times without number he was arrested and fined for selling liquor unlawfully anil mnny times wns imprisoned. He wna considered the toughest case In tho 8tnte of Iowa, and "Stormy" Jordan's reputation was known far and near. Ho wns constantly under police sur volllnnco. Ills appeals now to his. old associates are equally as fervent as tho great Francis Murphy's and hundreds nro flocking to hear him. The Ilnldwln Apple. Tho people of North Woburn, Del. arc raising money to erect a monument In Wilmington In honor of the Baldwin, npple. On the monument will be tho following inscription: "Tjhjs pillar, erected In 1895 by th Rum ford Historical association, marks the estate where, In 1793, Samuel Thompson, Esq., while locating the line of tho Middlesex cnnal, discovered the first Pecker npple, later named the Baldwin. Exact spot, 2S0 feet west,, 10 degrees north." It wns called the Pecker apple lie cause of the great number of wood peckers around the tree when discov ered. Samuel Thompson and his broth er Abljah grafted a large number of trees from the Pecker tree. Col. Loam.t Baldwin, the well-known engineer, did n great deal to make these grafts celo brated, nnd the apple was therefore called after him. A Mixture of Kiitlon. The following incident of Now York life shows how much mixed Is the pop ulation of the metropolis: "An Italian sent nn American lnd to a Chinaman, for his launtlry. The American gave the Chinaman a 50-cent piece. John bit and said: 'Counterfeit you gettee In trouble; mo keepeo and put It In his pocket. The Italian then called and; started to give tho Chinaman a beat ing. A Greek left his oyster stand to act as peacemaker. The Italian drew a razor and tne Greek shied a bottle of cayenne pepper at him, which struck a Hebrew. A negro who was passing: shouted, and an Irishman In the uni form of a policeman arrested tho fight ing congress of nations, which was pre sided over by a Dutch police Justice.' from Million to Nothing. John Henry Barker, once a New i'ork millionaire, but having lost his property has been traveling through, the country taking orders for soap and: window screens. Mr. Barker was form erly a real estate agent in New York, and two years ago, during the bread panic in .the city, distributed food to thousands of the destitute. He says he has slept In Central park for twenty-one nights while waiting for prom ised assistance. Ilelle lloril the Spy. Belle Boyd, known as the "rebel spy,' Is making n tour of tho south. She is described as being dramatic U her style, with eyes expressing a rltiff disposition and with an abundance of light auburn hair, which hanga over her brow. She Is as piquant and vivacious at fifty-one as she was at Bweet sixteen, when she entered thp "service." Ten Hour. A French geographical society pro poses to divide the face of the clock Into ten hours of ten minutes and a hundred seconds each. ThU is to make time uniform with the decimal system or count by tens. The count by twelves which now shows on the fac ot the clock survives from the earliest times probably from long before the inven tion of letters. AT7-Yer-01d Wife Want IMvorcw. Lillle Snauder. aged 17, Is suing for a divorce from John A. Snauder, aged 16. Both )lve at Louisville, Ky. Tho ran rvwny and married In August, 1894. Now Llllie eays John ill-treats her.