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About The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 27, 1897)
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rrHE : FAIR : CANDIDATE, i
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Ii'll 111' ""l 1 I "."iii.lll 11,111 developed, mm
L Hi- .1' . .. ... t
n" -.:.... of I-.tlt Il Colli" "lis "'IISl 1'U overcome l,y Soille melius if ho
I.ul Pi . . i .... ..I I I , i.. .-. ,
irk The w iii"i" ""i" "in. i in oil una U'ly, lie was
l i.'.n won I" executive ses- worried, nml tils actions showed It: on
"r'::l mm of n "Hlute one or two occasions u-iiit.. s- i.ii... i...
1 lili'ii "f flinty 11,J lilvi'" "'"'J' t0 pn'-iilf Inn-Ms of toin-
''"ai In '-''-',,,s''- l'v,,'J"'l" 1'or Hint by no means enhanced tils
"". fcllli 'l f,, """ ,1P I ,'1!"1,'0 f'"- HUecl'SS. Some Of till- older
, i tlw making of limits liad wuiiiod him t i,m i hv , , - L ; , , .
,.,111 Willi, i"" ' I ,
i t., .,. Knmo Mluri'iti-' i'ihi L i ill,.... l.t., i...
I l.l. 0111110 10 11 1 1 1 l '"""II "l" 0imwcill III'
. it fur KntifT
c, 1 1 . i in
le predicament, and h
h.s uui-m; fr.nn a neighbor- I
i'M-"i..'-d in n:i Injured
.'.ii a, mu.-h d.gu ty ;s
i:' "I am ilio eiii.'l- :
ii-u ' ill u; Schools, an 1
a m:v iilo of tic motV
nlii a;, I Inr mvv buy trleml
me. T ji'.v klii'W
THE ABSURDITY OF WAR,
i i' to-liUal, uu. I
n;i:U' me fvum
.11 a fOW VoU':t.
i i!n r."
lu 's, Uti't it':"
"i ri'ui"iiiii: to
i-l u- a.l.U'il .iln r-
! ! i.iau' Miss Su.lt.i
ilniis f .ii'ii'U tin ,
i. i'li ; a fr.i'.nl of
'!. u.i.ii.i n .t M no
li -;i u oiilii in' m.it
ll'T of it, JnU't Vi.'U
ci-riain of ii)..r
fl'M 1 ' . ...
... f s,l I. :i'"- ""v
rollUil '" lHlllU'n.Ht.Hl
,.t,oi;iml f..r Hi" y
'" . . ., ,.il I'liiiihl-
. l,,.i','lo. Tills llltll'P
3., lh.r,a,.... "
H.id tii'i ifii. ii i
woiili! only lnnt liiniNclf, to wlili li ho
r-ioiiili'i l.y tin- I'lillillikc ivmaik.
"Wt'll. If n woman doesn't want to mt
lierself tall.eil about hlie'J belter keel)
out of polities."
Tills lie iraetlciil!y repented to a mix
cd crowd at ('(mover's beliooIlione. In
. l.-l.. tlxit A I ..in. .. II... u.n i: ....i .... .
3 liV tla1 P 1 ; vi.v u iti.- o.iuii i;uw uisuivm, oil
.clui'iiul out. wlio was pien -in, j ! nuay iiikiii neioru election, addln,':
('mil (r r" -! J wlii'tlirr lift "I cannot believe that parents lnier-
J it or not: 1ml a 'I"'' (piaiiiicu esieii in mo iiiiure wenare or llieir cliil-
fuf j1M'rliili'nili'in oi .-w-iiiiniii nii'ii are iiiin to iniriisi tneir call'
, 1 'f'l... it (t-llik .... !... .. I. .... I .1. . I .
tO-it W l'.'lilv 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1, i in ii""i -! ii.iiiiu iu iioj nanus anil iiieuioil.s Ol
. .,1J Ill-It 1 -si 1 1 I) lor iwu eiiia one who ko inr iorni'is ner woniaiiliooil
i iuJ ihe l:il t n t u Kive ni in , us io siaini as a caniiiiiaie tor a piinilr
f aiJliI Kr:",l' "" "fe ""' 8a""! ! "'"''I'." (,f course he regretted the re
mark almost as soon as it ivm titiereii.
inn-., ni. ks before, thus leav
tlsiariy In n ipiamlary for a cnmll-
f io numvil him. f eoiirne, tucre
.TpVinj of n-i'ianis for tho uoin
va. liui in'! of tlii'tn were unavnll-
WjrMvus in llilcal. ami the can-
jjeoiuil lea person who was pop
I rillli Ibe voters of the county,
..mile" Vita Wert, the handsome
a.vtij-iT of the Spread Ka;;lu
U-J t'tt n sliiliu" In a dark corner
ollicf hi tthh'li conrcrcnee
yUlui li.'M. smoking ipilctly and
tin; v.ry little null, "uw; hut he
jilf put lu his oar long cnouyli to
-'si ilut "Professor" Striker, the
aa; Iiriiuliml of the local school,
iiiMciiii' Jp'i'il man for tho office.
osst'lili'il .liliUe Ullilock, tho
stniilf Justice of the Peace, "luit
jil'ia't know him out Id tU kenlry.
I'ni'iiol t' lull o Miinu feller th't c'n business 111 politics if you don't want
:oli lli' snutslile vote. Now. Jliiinili1, 1 to stand the coiiseiiueuces, then signed
okjvK What's tli' matter with you , it and reuialled It to the original sender,
inuiu' t"r Siii'i i'iiteinl'iit y'lielf '.'" All hour later he was sorry he had done
"I'lHi't S'l lae mixed 111 on a dal so, and tried to get the letter out of the
! llut."' I'J.ieula ted Van Wert, fVr- i postolllce, but failed.
!). "I tl.'H'l want any old otllce. Thus It was that the next evening, as
the lonely trail leaduii; to
and recognized that t lie silence Willi
which It was received was the silence
of a disapproval too strong to Hud ex
pression In words. Hut It was too hue
for regrets, and he expressed nolle.
The next afternoon came a brief but
pointed note from .Miss Smith, In which
she gently reminded hliu that his youth
had evidently led him nt-tray so far us
to forget the fact that she was practi
cally defenseless, and that In speaking
of her as he had he had been both uu
innnly and iiiigolitlouinnly. This, com
ing as It did, at a time when he was
mentally cursing himself Tonm ass and
a brute, tlld uot tend to soothe him, for
he knew that every word the uote con
tained was true. So, Instead of answer
ing It as a tun n should, he wrote at the
bottom of the sheet: "You have m-
if i l tri uhli :' tuiiiigh now."
list Jail.je l'.ullni k's (suggestion met
lib utniiiimuis approval on the part
' all the otiiiis present, and, very
J. li a:ai:ist his will, Mr. YUU Wert
.it -l.iiril for the nomination, nn 1
:ir p:ai-.'4 ip ai.iiilnllou by the coiiven-
i few days later. It was two
nki lufiiie he f.iuild out what Nol t
' iu o'i Hu nt he was to have, and
.-l miiib lo his disgust, he learned
j! the other party had nominated a
to was almost enough to make lilm
ru up the eauviss. The Idea of the
:iier feilows thinking that he could bu
-Hi'lIij h W'ln.iu. Then ho consoled
v 1 1 li the ii'llectloll that perhaps
-y kaew they iniildu't bent hliu. and
:l1 merely put up this Miss Smith to
"' is a fnrlni'ii liuiie. Thenceforth he
jiJn'H put much activity Into his can
bin alleiiili',1 to business pretty
-ii.ij as usii.il. serene In the belief that
-f miiin of l'.utte County were uot
;et arrived at tiie stage of progression
sai'ii tlipy ui,i penult, n woman to
1 M.'o. And nil this time, be It
"wti, this In ivn.fore unknown and
i st.'iiuus Miss Smith was becoming
-jhui t0 tin. voters of the county, and.
as linn,., she was winning a
'J 'teal of siiiuiurt from sources nnou
"'hVaU Wi l t eolllldelltlr eoonteil.
'I lndi'J utlli- ii hunt leu ciavs of elec
I--n diiy wlu-ii Van Wert, with a sud-J-u
shock, earn., to his senses. Two or
w tilings had occurred to detract
Km Ins overeentidence. Ailiotis these
J Hit' ov.nv r, n the part of several
f". 1':" "' political frleuds of their
""utiiiii to support Miss Smith, giving
M their rcasi iis Hint nlw. li.il n ,1
"'H .1 (It) ei lli'.'ltop nn.l "ia ivlihi.i.t
, wi'ii .plumed for the otllce; that
"anted i, ,e otllce. nml was innkiug
barti tlulii r,,r i. i ......
. " i li' lll.ll I UU Mill
" IJ I
I '"P "f thin I:,
was Informed that his
cen out In the "cow dis-
'' and had t Ho cowboy vote pretty
'" eltKhed." ti. ,.i i., ...
"n'vment . aine from two or three of
- losses" !, called on him to see
' li'ln't t!,;u u W0Pth wh,,e
his political scalp by "rus
v"'ii i ' t:"' r,'st 1,1 th0 catiillilatos.
AitM f n'" l'0l"111"e fix some
ton "" sl"'ak- '! you've got
' J Oil UUU I JUU IV
.; said they.
N' with tin ti,....i ....
f.i. '"""ii icar iiiai ii
after nil. i,0 defeated, Van Wert
-in id earliest l,e effort to save him-
""'I' J II
" I'" .. .. . .
ir , ' me geiiuer sex lias
ll(J;sy . i '-. in- iiei III l-'i
ilf-a a'" a b!s' snilnt- red-haired.
bat,'uTrVV I"',son' wltl lar;t red
.. " '""Pry
vert l1','JH yuii4
eat at the bauds of a
me of the kind of mun
l't.ie siinir'.i in ti.ar
' aie ivei I
It la, k...i
he rode aloii
the "enemy's country." where he was
to address a big meeting of cattlemen
and make nil effort to redeem himself
by practically recanting all that he had
said derogatory to the opposing candi
date without losing too much of his al
ready shattered self-respect, he was so
absorbed mentally in thliiklng over
what lie should say that he did not hear
a sudden command to halt, and realized
that lie was In trouble only wheu a
sinuous, swishing thing hurtled
through the air, pinioned his arms to
hl sides, ami Jerked him from his sad
dle to the rough ground.
"(iood shot, ol' man!" said some one
In cowboy costume, who came up and
unt on the victim's chest. "Ye got hliu
right 'round th' elbows, fust throw o'
"Let mo up, you gi-oundrel!"
fumed Van Wert. "You can take my
money without taking my wind at the
sanm'tlino, can't you'"
"I'.iisy, in' sm." chuckled the giant
who was sitting astride him, ns he held
the candlilate's wrist so that the other
man. who now came up, could the more
easily tie them. "We (lou't want y'r
stuff. Do we, pnrducr?"
"Nopoy, Vnu," sn Id the second man,
i.. ...a.-.. n.'ii Vnu Wert tried In vain
in i i w ......
to recognize-. "We Jest want t put ye
where ye won't make no mo' fool
r'marks 'bout th' lady th's' ag'u ye
not this evenln'. anyways."
"See here, boys." saiil Van Wert,
more calmly, "this Isu't a square .leal.
You know I've got to be at the meeting
at Meeker at 8 o'clock? Well, It's almost
that uow, no let me go."
"Oh. no. Jliumle." laughed one of his
cantors heartlessly. "Not might.
Sdiinr' oVal.1 I b'lleve ye said? Was It
asiiiiar'ilcalfryou f git up an' make
tnlk re dl.l 'bout th' little school-
th' gent tackle ye
to til tree. We ll lei ye bu
cold, r.as.v, l'Ul. Ef ye git gay we
won't Jo a thing but hawg tle ye on
leave ye lay till mawnln'."
The next hour was as long a our ns
Jimmle Van Wert ever spent. '
ulglit was a chilly one. ami the r,
with which he was l.om, p.'evcii e
,l,e free circulation nf Mo-..l. s,. tl,a
. i...,.t Hmip his extremities were
l u gwUhcoU To n,M. o WyYf
comfort, ou owl -f'-'f
brush near by and hooted
whenever the prl-oiier shuu-eiU n 1 t. k
cries of the owl were rcspouu
several wolves, wlif voice
., 1. i,.,r 1 tc icrv cl"e
'Vnu I' 1,1 Wert l.ear.1 1 1
several inm , , ,
iro bv on horseback .r,,'l!ujiry
r.. ... ,l;,.n, at the top 01
urn ' . from
but the trail was some ., . f
the clump or m
hi.r him. M hist. I...w.-v.
had about given up nil io,"
until hi capt'-rs '"'' j
he hi iit'l ui" -'
the tr.i 1.
'i 0 li.iy (
'l"W '1 111 1
e yuiiu,' ,
i.;.i s a : i
I llle.l !!.:
iy. ".i".i si :,i
l"l' U 1. .11 ner "
il I- '.!.
11. .lie. :i rul I 1
ti'lll s'.le.l ,1 i.ii.i
1111 a:r to j
; .'iu;.i! :
Van Wert admitted that It uoiild.
"Thi n as a f:i v . t to me," said his fair
'-'' 1 1 ''. "do not, i!ease. say iiiiylliMU
a'l.uiit at lea -t l.y way of cotiiicctin,'
her w'.ih th,. a;".'.i,r. I'm sure 110 mi,.
W'i..'.,l re-let It more 1I11111 slie, If s..e
knew aimiit It."
Alter soimi hesitation Van Wer:
pi o.iiised, and pni li'ly his reseller a I
ner I'M'iu'i lei t ii.ai, br.iucliiug nil 0:1 .1
trail tlat Id toward a farmhouse t.,:u
he could ., e in 1 In- il -talu'C
Tiie candidate ini'.cd wll'.i n grim
smile, on his return, tin1 cou-.'erna'.ioti
his appearance creaied In a certain pari
of tin? room, and c, .11. hided tii it two or
three nii'ii whom lie kueiv to be friends
of his looked rather sin- pU!i, but he
kept his own counsel and 111. ui" no ref
erence to his adventure. In the emii'-e
of the 1 Xcellelit sp e -il lie pl'i-seiulv
maile ne "look back" what li" liad 1
about ll:s oppiilieat ui a in. inner J-.l
gnu elul as to win for irin louuds of
uppluuse, and when he s.t down it w is
with the consciousness that lie. had iu
part redeemed himself.
As he slaried. along with some of the
other candidales. to leave the lull, lie
liollied for the first time that the young
woman w ho had n-seiied him from the
"fix" lu which the cowboys had left
hliu had not gone home to slay when
she left him, for there she was. Just
leaving the hall In company with an
older woman in widow's weeds.
"Who Is that'.'" lie asked of tiie candl
dale for Sheriff, who was at his sid.'.
"That girl':" ipiericd tin- oilier. "Why,
boy, that's your haled adversary, Miss
Smith. Hadn't you seen her before?"
P. at Vnu Wert did not hear the ques
tion, lie hurried to catcli up with the
oppiislna candidate, who started when
headdrc-sed lu r, but quickly recovered
herself and smiled sw eetly upon hliu.
"Miss Smith." he burst out Impetu
ously, "I don't know what you must
think o' 1110, after nil the low-down
things I've said about you, and the holy
show I made of myself this evening.
Put I hope you'll believe me when I
say Pin st.rry for the things I've said -and
I honestly Impe you'll bo elected,
after all. I shall vote for r0u, any way,
nml you can count on lota of my
Put his boyish enthusiasm In behalf
of his opponent came too late to be of
service to her, for the returns showed
that Van Welt was elected by a small
iiiaj'ir'.;y, for which he w-is Indebti
tiie miners. On Thursday after
timi he went to Mis Smith.
"I regret this 11s uuieh as you do," he
paid, earnestly. "I wish I hntl met you
earlier in the campaign. Put 1 have a
tiiMliositlou to make. What are you go-
(ieorge W. Cable expects to sail ft
liiie.1.111,1 ill a few wivks. lie lias made
iiriaiigeiiieiiis to give public rending
from Ids works lu Loudon ami th.
I 'en 11 I'arrar . 1 1. 1 1 s Ten in s 11 as ha v.
lug iihit'd to hliu the remark of a far
mer w i.". n'.H r !i uiirg 11 tire-ain! I.iiin
Ki. i. 1 sen::. in from an eld style pii-.ich-er.
1 u .-1 ;.,) Lis wiie bv .a.sii.,;: ".cver
in in. I.
a book 1
11 be re-
ai.s as a
s u iiili a
I and I'n -e.,t." which sl.i ens :t.x
ill;. Mint. d. she writes 111 a cl..it! way
of tin- fa I--. 'II coin. try as she saw 11.
A ii,oieii;i in Las been started in ree
ouiii.:,. publii iy Herbert Spell' , i s , r-
: ri:,l 11. list ! e w :
-i.i.u coiui'.ii't stand
; in st Hart, who wi
1 by is. any I'lilciig.
lite' W. .lid's Pair. La
mill' d "Picturesque
it form, d
I'.loll, I'l li
'I hoiiii a sl:e I
bust ol s.r .-il,
I e 11 lit lie d. lay
up ill Westmin..'
t se eral en us.
sopuy ami scb li
11 of his system
ipliy. A coiiiiiin 1.
al the Atlicliaei;'.
. id.' on tiie form
1 M 11-
as been ch
r Scott, there ,
before U Is liii.ili
. i- abbey. This :
. '.',., though 1 111
r I 1 e
i Hot et be
il. being thai the
II fully sill isc ib-
t!:e l.oi'.Ioii Maily News: "A
!u:..i' of the "i t lauri ale':" lue
for tin- mum. 'i:t 'hat Tciiivs"U
Is il. I'd. Tl.eu i.iu- 11 ,m s at the recol
lection of Mr. Aiw.ii'.. inline and the
llllllnl.llei'lilelll tbat ll.!l,eW bonk IslO
be etililli d 'The I', incision of Winckle
loan and ulier Po.-n s.' "
There Is lo be publish.-.l In Liverpool
ally iu the new year "A History of
the l.lvi rpool PiiMii.-eis and Letters of
Marque," by Coiner illlains. Tin'
greatness of the city, says the publish
er In announcing the character of llu1
Ion In on, iii- work, was suckled 011 th"
twin iniquities of slave trading and
privateering, and the bonk is to consist
of an account of both.
In smiic ton, inks on the promised
Pylon revival W. K. llculey says 1l1.1t
1 he puLlic "has had enough of till 'lit
minor lyrists and hidebound (If mi
pcriori sonneteers, and is disposed In
the natural course of things to rcne'V
its loiuact willi a great linglish poet
who w us also a principal clement in the
aesthetic evolution of that inodcru Eu
rope w llil ll WI l.lloW."
People who have mi 11 liiailllscripl 3 of
W. Ii. Howell's writing have been sur
prised that the wmk of a mini who is
sm li a prolillc w l iter should show so
ninny changes, "line little sketch of his
that. I happened lo see," says an ad
mirer of the author, "was cross 'd out
and rewritten many tine s. Ami It was
a simple sketch, not a slory om! that
I should have thought he would have
written at a sitting without chni.ging a
Only Their l'iiu-y.
"It Is astonishing to lind what queer
delusions sometimes take possession of
people." says a certain physician.
"la the com.se of my practice I lime
often come across persons who held
long conversations with perfectly Imag
"1 have seen persons manifest the
greatest alarm at animals of whose
' ,' , she said, trying to pn-n, e and voices near then, I hey as
conceal the sadness in her tones. "You
see, 1 had to give up my school, and
there are uo vacancies now."
Well, what I was going to propose Is
this: Will you take an appointment ns
my deputy? Iteineiiiber. all the work
will devolve upon you."
Miss Smith gasped, and her pretty
face grew a rosy red, llieii turned pale
She did not vvksh to be under obliga
tions to this man -and yet. there was
I... iiii.tinii- to be considered, and the
1 hi. in" -
Invalid sister 111 Chicago.
i.ital bills were
Yon have lifted
comment on this ar-
votcrs of the county,
ma'am las' night? Not any.
.T'miiiile. nu' let th getit
such a severe tux oil the
.. . . ..1 ;.l
l-esoliret'S. 1 es, mil- n.11.1,
ami thank you very
offering me tho immo.
a great load from my
There was some
rniiiroiiicut b.v the
i, ii ,i-.is hai-div adverse, and the dep
uty soon slu.w e,l that she was the right
one In the right place. She worked day
and night, and denied herself necessary
sleep that her beloved schools should
not retrograde: in fact, in the course of
a few weeks she sue. ded 111 making ,
bet-self almost 111. for the .tenth of the
former superintendent liad left the af
fairs of the otllce In rather chaotic con
,1'tion mid although Van Wert and his
deputy qualitled at once after the meet- ,
lu-of the canvassing hoard. It was al
most Christmas before they got matters
And It was Just nt this time when
the little deputy, more than half III
I'm n fiilinlP
from overworn. nii"'i-"l"" '. -
a.,, a nt home, that she got
note from her superior, which read:
..Mk. smith: 1'or some time past
I,..,'-., m.011 d'ssntistled with you ns Ie
. . -
rnlt, r.'S L- .11 "O u
copied. I wil
sured inn they wore ns positive as 01
my own. absolutely refusing to believe
1 hat the creatures were not really
"(Hie young lail.v. who was frightened
by the sudden presentation to her of a
u'hilo mouse, has been troubled for
years by seeing this mouse running
shout her, upon her clothing, upon any
thing she is handling, ami even upon
her food; and, iu consequence, she Is
In a sfito of constant imitation, though
at times she is convinced that the tinl-111.-1
1 is merely Imaginary.
"She often washes lief hands and
eb.ihes I a use she Is sure that the
animal has dirtied them, and she can
not divest herself of the belief that It Is
have been souicllnieM able to i-
vlm-e persons that such fancied figures
were not real by asking them to push
.,,. eveball 1111 a little wllh ihe linger.
-Tli's makes nil real obj
Itcllt-r I.l'itirr thai (toil la on thi-Hhlo
Him Who Dot Moat Injury.
War Ls tho last remnant of man's
ui'i'lo of deciding di.'put.'s lu the ani
mal or vivnge stale. As soon ns ho
s:arled ou the r-ad to civilization he set
, ;i Judges or courts lo settle coliiro
v.tsies, P.cioiv that, when two men
diiluel about nnv tiling, they tore or
; ..it l.ilcl lach other' bullcs. and It
was tacitly agreed that the man who
was most mtiiilaied, If not k lied,
should give way. Put lie abode by the
decisions of courts very reluctantly.
'I".," hardest bat lie of the reformers of
the race was to get him In submit to the
JiiUes.. il,. always prcfcrr.d In lis
i.e.. i t s.ei'.e l.i'.i.l of miK'.l.ltloa of h.s
n.iv ei s,, i ! ' 1 oily, and ill order to g.ve
11 cc::.ii.i di.u'ty to this mode of set
li..ig quarrels in- g"t up the theory that
shied over it, and always gave
of lo 1 lie man who was In the
I i Piulaiid this notion lasted
'iri.il by battle." or "wager of
almost down to our time. It
w as held thai the l'elty was on the side
i f the man who gave most cuts and
When the w n.-'-r of battle as a settle
nu i.t of disputes of any kind became
loo al'siird. the turbulent classes were
di ivcn inio slartiug the dud. They felt
that there must be smer mode reserved
of gcitlng at an adversary's body with
sonic weapon. So they established t'lo
rule that all offenses against what they
called their "honor" - that Is. tln'il
sense of personal dlgnlly-inust 00
avenged by cm :lng. stabbing or shoot
ing, mil llat each man must decide
when his "honor" was Injured, nml
w hen culling, stabbing or shooting was
necessary. Tliiis was a very cunning
n' lMiigenielit: for if It were left to oilier
people 10 say w hen your "honor" was
Injured, you might never, or very rare
ly, gel a chance to cut or stab or shoot
ui all. because they might say your
honor was not Injured. Hut there was
even a better device than this; for It
was arranged that tho man who ymi
said had Injured your honor could not
deny it or apologize without disgraeo.
He was held bound, no matter how
trilling the injury, to give yoll a chance
to cut or stab him, and to do his biisl
to cut or slab you. In what manlier
this mended your honor was never ex
pi. lined. To all outward appearance,
after the theory of the Interest of the
l'elty In II latter had died out, your
honor remained after the light exactly
what It was before the light. Tho cut
ting and slabbing had neither proved
nor disproved anything: It had simply
gralllbd nil animal Instinct of the
primeval lime, l'ucling. however, has
disappeared here and 111 Kllgtalld. It
nourishes still, lu the old barbarous,
nlieuril form, 011 the ( 'mil incut,
liispiiies bcl ween nations, for obvious
reason, have not come as rapidly under
human methods of decision as disputes
between Individuals. Nations have nev
er agreed to have Judges and argil
incuts as Individuals have. The rult
ls that their mode of deciding differ
cuces of opinion has always remained
the old animal one of doing as much
l' 1:1 terlal Injury as possible to the other
side: and there still lingers the belief
that Cod Is on the side of the one which
d es mud Injury; that he counts up Ihe
number of killed and wounded, and de
cides thai the 0110 which has inosl kill
cd and wounded Is In the wrong. Iur
lug war he Is prayed to see Ihut the
number of killed and wounded on the
other side may be the larger, and nfler
what Is billed a "victory" that Is, tho
killing and wounding of a larger num
ber of your enemies than they have
iii.inii ;ed lo kill ami wound on your
side -people hurry to church and slug
hymns of thanks. This belief Is very
(i rung still In our day. and the enemy's
dead are counted Joyfully. The human
plan of deciding differences of opinion
by Judges, proofs, and argumentative
persuasion, as distinguished from the
animal or feline plan of deciding by the
tearing and reini ng of bodies, has In
fact not made iniieli progress, though
It has begun to receive attention. "The
Absurdity .if War," by K. L. (iodkln, lu
1 J '
MEXICO'S FIRST LADY.
"The Ilcds of the Midi" 11.1 gone Into
a llfth edition.
Adml.-al A. II. MarLiiam Iris vvr.Men
an a count of his Join in y through I lie
Par North for the ouths Companion.
The title of Oeorve Manloi'iild's new
novel Is "A Slave to Sin: The Slory of a
Minister." It will bo published lu tln
ini'.niiiil of lM'T.
Pierre I.otl's new bno!t Is a novel en
tilled "Le Itiiiiioli.i ti 1," the . ' i.c of
which is laid III lh" Pre::, h Py r.-m-i s.
It vv.ll he published lu the Kcvue tie
Having retired from service, ('apt.
Mal.au will prepare. Il Is reported, an
other volume of "The Inilucuce of the
Sea Power I poii History." Iu this vol
ume the period considered will bo be
tween 1M1! and IM.i.
Lady Jane Henrietta Swinburne,
mother of Algernon Charles S.v .ii'.uirue.
the poet, tiled recently. She was the
widow of Admiral Charles Henry Swin
burne and daughter of (ieorge, tho third
l-'.arl of Asliluiriihaui.
It Is reported that "Treasure Island"
(which P. C. Sieilinan says he reads
once 11 year regularly) was road by Mr.
Gladstone when tlrst published, nn.l
tliat one of hU family lias had to re
road It two or three times since to keep
up with him In discussing the different
methods of the ninny murders.
Among tin' Sir Itlchard Hitrton man
uscripts which hail been unpublished
when Uitly lttirioii died, was 11 volume When their marriage took phi
of African travels, "V History of the lssl, they took their wetldn
The rrmlilrnt' Wife I llrlovpd la
Willi Maiialoii nml l owljr liui.
NTine. He I ilar., the wife of the Presl
1"iit of Mexico, Is not only the tlrst
hldy of the iniitilry, but Is the most
popular woman bt!io republic. Sciiorn
hoiia I '11 1 nu n IIoui'io Kill.,, 1 de IH117,
is known among her people, from the
maus iuis of the rich In the brilitaiit
iivital lo the humblest hut -u the
f Miiller. as l'araie,iil.i, meiliL.g "Our
llulo Carmen." Her popularity ever
increases, for cadi year sees a larger
10. tuber of good works dispensed by
tins g' herons woman, who s lu-r
p.i.u-r in improve the lot of a mug op.
pi-o.-s. d and unhappy ponpi". .Mn.lainn
I 'i 1.-, L. u. ten iippi lb d lo mi behalf of
soi .e nt,.- or oilier sentenced lo I ng I111
pl i.solil -it or dentil. Olll.-l.il pardon
Is 11 'li'lic.ilc power for any ot to hold,
ir.id the Pres., loin's w;fe Is naturally
ca re 1 ul for tiie Jiisi ic of her t a before
she goes to in r lord lo plead for i-M'cil-tlv
0 i f.oiiey. Put ihe President him
M"lf Is of 11 forgiving nature and not
Infrequently the pardon Is granted.
Neither the President nor Ins wile ill
tends the brilliant but brutal bull lights,
nml ill 1 very way they 11-e their iiiliu
elit e against the degrading spectacles.
It Is in rt.nlu that the President w ill en
tirely prohibit th. on us soon as public
M'li 1 in nn 1 gives any hope of upholding
"Caruielilta" Is the second wife of
Cell. Porllrlo Phiz, and Is In h-r "lid
year. She stands a type of advanced
Spanish -American womanhood, and
among other nci-nmpllshmi nls speak
Kngllsh and Prem-h almost with equal
fluency, she Is remarkably well In
formed on current evenls. ami In r ad
vice I often sought by her husband.
The President Is (10 years old and Is
very proud of bis fair young wife.
Oypslos, I'he Hook of the Sword, through the I lilted Stales. Her girl
ami two additional volume from Ca- Ish grace and simplicity of nianner well
moons. These works have been placed mutch her beauty. Her ancestry dates
In the hands of Mr. Wllklns to edit and far lack Into the iiobillly of old Castile,
prepare for publication, and they are nml her evidences of long culture aro
to be brought out some time within the easily marked. It Is plainly apparent
next two vciirs, thai a considerable part of t lit- republic:
The latest literary novelty-nil Hum- of Mexico and the tleslro of llio .ph.
.-...i,.,, - r..i.,.r.U boil, to.ir.mllstlc mat- 'cp President Piaz In ollieo are duo
lor ami manner-Is Phyllldu; or, the
Milkmaid, a "bl-woekly devoted to lit
erary topics nml reileotlomi upon the
doings of the town," published by do
lctt Purges ami Porter (larnett, Imth
of "Los Jeiines," who have been respon
sible for the Lark. The Milkmaid aim
to revive the short
to the general esteem
for his lovely
Wlltl Hour I'lK.il n l iner.
A gentleman recently traveling lu I
tlhi describes a light he witnessed while
there between a wild boar ami a savago
tiger. The light was pulled off III a pit
personal form often yards lu diameter, with a sanded
essay affected by Addison nml Ills con- , floor nml sixteen-foot walls. Several
temporaries, ami will exploit the claims trap door served a entrances through
of California writers to consideration w hich to Introduce the animals. A trail
by literary critics. i of grain through one of these door
. 'nerved to decoy a .'year-old boar Into
A Cobbler Prince. the iirenn.
Custom forces the crowned heads ol .that for a
Kin-ope to remain mere amateurs iu
the arts, professions or trades they fun
ded lu youth, or which they were ob
liged to practice, owing to the prac
tical Idea of wise parent, who may
have foreseen that thrones have n way
of disappearing In these enlightened
days. Queen Marguerite of Italy Is a
fine musician, nml could earn her liv
ing as a music toucher; the C'-ar of
llussla Is an expert cabinet milker, and
hn made two or three excellent vio
lin, while the Kaiser of Oermany Is
said to be a Jack of ail trades ami il
nasimasler of all arts. He can make
A tiger, nearly full grown,
year had lived an Inoffen
sive existence In it cage, was forced
down 11 plane from .mother door, and
the two beasts were together.
The tiger wautetl to get away. Ill
bead hung down like a whipped dog's,
nml his tall drooped. The light was ap
parently going to be 11 lizzie, when tho
natives began to throw thing at llio
tiger. Then the beast began to growl.
Suddenly the boar dived at him. The
tiger leaped Into the air, and the hoar
rushed underneath and went half a
dozen feet beyond. It puzzled the boar
Immediately to have llio tiger gel avvny
from hliu In that way, bin he turned
auythliig from a drama and n painting i ami "n.le for bis antagonist again.
ii hoo'l appear d'
0 vi- to himself,
the false Image,
young lady I have
derived liim'h eonif-
Is in their
as a nyoiie
; d ies Hot
of this simple ib
1 to by
it h Hid.
'J. .111,1 !
'"it four ilyf 0? election
I'Uttin, """jus canuiiiates were
l,ry Hour possible lu inak
a. ,.,..1 ....
"'j.1.1 1 , "eeuig tneir COIIStlt-
rv.11, ri Vau Wl'rl 1111,1
t a v r-v work In several
li- '' " 11 woMid a,) the most go id,
ik,7 tlnve ru" H was
"i trotjg eutiaient In favor
laughing nml chatt.ng.
his voice In wh-''
himself h. ar.1. u'
...... r.i him. aud s'opi"
again, and presently U
lug toward him.
-How dU 11 Ui,;"'",
,n,r woman, alter
r, w li :i he
Of 1-S MpiUg
ii,e a u l re
el of 1. : -
tie'ir r: I" rs
and h" li
rid, rs ev
1. He s.'o
,c.ir-i theui .
What I a 'CliliiookV
ilizctl, long II le.siuelil 01
ts to the warm
hiiiook." II" l"!t
of Schools, and
such will be lie-
do myself the honor of
,11 and explaining mnt-to-morrow
I .IliS VAN WPItT."
M'ss Smith buit Into tears. "Just tc
" .... .. !...- ..'.t-L-j.l
... , Yf'tT 1 imf wuiai-'J
t, 11 . 11
i-l. nsot, County, obj
woi.th wind which takes off tin
. lie I a
that the chliiooK is the iionnvifi o...
wl'ilt h blows lu Ihe summer, and that
., is i.nlv local, and le-buigs to
I I I v U.l '
i..... 1.0 I'vi'd pit,
, .,-,., chlnook" for tic warm win-
1 1 '' . .1 ..IT l...
wind which "" "", '"
become gel, . 'III lllioii-ii"...
Hid w ill doubtless ro
tors m"f' 1 mi
bi.fill wc do?"
, th,-y want tiie Jon ror
an that doesn't need It,"
Mrs. Smith, grimly. "Hut
has the audacity to come
I won't h t him In. the
thing! -discharging you.
, fi-l-i. Hy. and nil that."
U. mamma, inicrjoi-ie'i
rsolf. "v e musl
v. s in our own I10111".
lo-r l II rang, ami -
t 1 h .'I" IU' ' '"'
U'i,. :i s ." r'-turiieii 10 mi
tt w.i.s siaini.ng
in front f the
-, 1 to meet her as
. 1 fr-.:ii the room.
ho said. "I 11 toil
!; ou awkwardly.
ii ymi as a d'-p.i'V
want you to Uikt
l-s. If lit: 1 th- WUU II.
,' v :is :ii" w.iy tl'")' anungeO
Yuri Uaity Tr.buue.
said ngalii't H
al raged In th
the name of
through this ,,;
..-ion It took
tore t" put a st
Ihe use of
,, all I hat may lei
years a battle-ro,".
11 as to wneiin r
r.f.r wliicli now
v was U illametlc or
pit- in-i-'cl on ciilllug
and 'he name so ro
an act of the Legisla-
p to the argumem.
Soprcliio .lo-licos' (.nun.
Iix Presitlciit Harrison tells of the
Contention created over the question of
an appropriate Court dross for the Jus
tices of the Federal Supreme Court 111
the Ladles' Home Journal. "When the
constitutional organization of the Court
had been settled ami the high duty of
selecting the Justices had been per
formed by Washington," he says, "the
smaller, but not wholly unimportant,
question of 11 Court dress I001 1 up,
and much ngitaicd 11 ml divided the
minds of our public men. Shall the
Justice wear gowns? And If yea, the
gown of the scholar, of the Human Sen
ator, or of the priest? Shall they wear
the w ig of the English Judges? Jeffer
son and Hamilton, who had differed so
widely in their views as to the frame
of the Constitution, were again lu oi
I nisi lion upon these questions relating
to millinery and halr-dresslng. Jeffer
son was against any needles ollielal
apparel, but If the gown was to carry
he said: 'For heaven's sake discard
the moiisli'oiis wig which makes the
linglish Judges look like nils peeping
through bunches of oakum.' Hamilton
was for the Knglish wig with the En
lilisii gown. Purr wa for the Kngllsh
gown, but against tho 'Inverted Wool
sack h i ineil a w ig.' The English gown
' was taken and tho lg left, Olid I am
sure that the tlowing black silk gown
1 still worn by Ihe Justices helps to pre
serve In the courtroom that dignity uml
sense of solemnity which should 11 1
ways characterize the place of Judg
to a Hue of battleship. P. tit It remain
f.ir the world to hear of a royal shoe
maker In the person of tho Prince of
A Russian nobleman turned cobbler
In Ihe person of Count Loon lolsloi,
ami, according to the Loudon Women
at Home, It has now been discovered
that Albert Kdward, Prince of Wale.
Ir apparent to the throne of (J rout
P.rltnln. can turn out a pair of patent
leather or hunting boots with the best
of English shoemaker.
The Queen of England and the Prince
Consort, It appears, wished mat oaou or
their children should learn some useful
trade or occupation, and the Prince of
Wales chose shoomaklng for his trade,
and acquired such a degree of prollclen-
y that boot made by his bands wore
the prldo of his fellow workmen, as
they were the envy of his friends at
imrt. The Prince has never sought
to conceal his talent, and even to-day
xamlncs with the eye of a connoisseur
the shoes sent him by the furnishers.
Ami that Is why Albert Kdward Is tho
bcst-slmd man In Knglaiul.-Ncw York
Klectrloltjr Astonished film.
Il-r-r-r-rup! The trolley car started
off with a Jerk nml the stranger rrom
Cohoes sat down w ith a simp. He got
up lu a hurry, felt of hlmsilf anxiously,
felt of the scat curiously, peered under
the sent Inquisitively slid lmk a. up tho
hole where the stovepipe U.n1 to be,
"Well, I swan!" ho said
"What's wrong?" naked the conduc
tor, with sympathy.
Wall, I'd like to know blow in com
mon setiso you heat that uro cur' ho
"1'rlclty." salt! the conductor.
Trlclly, eh? Wall, 1 swnu! Croat
thing, that Mrlclty, lnln't Itf l ust It
shoves you, then It lights you, and uilow
It cooks you! Anythiu' else in ui ) un ity
line, young mau?"-Now York
to th'uk li
here after !
lifter blag so
-y.-s. you w
t'.-e girl, n
::,,t forget eur-i
Just tlcii the
,,..1 h:i-;c!if ! away
of h.-r t.-ars-
ioT" . h
!' -o' l.e'
That ls certainly a
,r an ninaieur; very
A III"! f'
PI, ,t"gr i.h'-r -
1,1,1 Ul'i' f'
c , , ..l.
H'l W' oi'l .V"U 1,1:1 " no i
,11 on me geiiiie-
rlor Van Vv
.. a. Ivan
11. Mil's face ;
i o.atetir I
! "What won
duei-l w 1" 11 '
1 explain w hat
him I wasn't
,1 w :
a Li,--. 11 '
ou call the sound pro-.,i-s
l-, who o ns trying to
ise is to lu-r pupils.
-,111," replied the lltUu
; ha 1 older sisters.
things go w roin;
; O '; The
heal h than the w,i The
,- slgii I'-ss whelr think
In Vatols, Switzerland, u man's rich-
es u s said, nro esilimited nccordliig
to the number of cheeses he own. Ity
a -cheese rich mail ls meant one n
wi'ilthv as Croesus. Said one Valols
b ,v to 11 coiiipanloti, "My father I
eli.i'se rlcli man." "How many cln-es
is has In ?" saitl '" other. "Oh, nt
b .t .0 many, for we have Just made
., i,,; Call bini cliecse-rich," silhl tilt!
(.-.her. smiling contemptuously "why
my father bis llinfiiuinDer the year
round, ami some of ours are a hundred
years oldT o
U O lll-.-n'.
urt - v hat Isyoiiriu'e, madame
and kick more.
Plaintiff - Must I nn
C.iiirt - Y'O must.
Plaintiff- Why. Judge,
j pie have to testify
I themselves. jl ecu P.Ug.
An automatic reslatirunt lias been j
opened In Herlln, where, by dropping j
coin In a slot, tho dishes are sent up
on a trny. Hulls, wlins and coffee are !
now served, and more elaborate dishes
nro to follow. The Inventor Is an Ital-
Ian, nml the novel scheme ls attract- :
lug great attention.
In (ieruiany there ; e schools of do
mestic science whore every detail of
housekeeping I thoroughly taught to
the girl pupils, ami no diploma Is Is
sued until the girl has proved herself
Luminous Inks may uow be used to
print sign to be visible In the dark.
Zinc salt. ami calcium are the uuOl
um generally used. O
PurlngOho. hist century an original
copy of M iigun Chartii. seuls, nlgna-tun-
ami all. was found In the bunds
of n tailor who was about to cut it up
A Parisiuu dentist tilled a hole In uu
t'Q hunt's tooth the size of a silver dol
lar with composition and Uu.
I'lireo time the tiger leaped above the
hour, but the fourth time the hour
throw up hi head and the tiger got a
rip with the tusks that drew blood.
Thou thecal turned on the pig. grabbed
him by the wipe of the neck and shook
htm as a schoolmaster shakes a small
boy. This done, the tiger dropped tho
Isiiir ami walked away. The tiger had
merely intended to punish the Utile
The hour got his breath nml recover
ed somewhat from his dizziness and.
facing the tiger again, made for hliu
Just as If Ihe tiger wasn't several time
bigger. The tiger eluded tho charge
easily. Then a trap door was opened
nu J the tiger boiled through It at full
speed, leaving tho boar wild for a light.
I Hand-shaking Doomed?
"There Is Tar more danger lu the cus
tom of shaking hands Indiscriminately
than most people Imagine," bays u well
"Contagious diseases may be triins
mltted lu this milliner, though tho
baud-shaking docs not necessarily
spread the disease. The inauner In
which the disease would be propa
gated In a given combination of cir
cumstances Is this;
"Suppose a mini to be nllllcted with
typhoid fever. He way be unaware
of the nature of the disease germs iu
bis sysicin. He meets a numlK-r of
other moll whose bands lie shakos.
Those men have come In contact with
disease, the germs of which llieir
I.11 ii 1m retain.
I ".Now, If one of those men were to
! light 11 cigar ami smoke, he might draw
(oiiiaglou lu his sy stem.
"The germs of disease on the sklu
of tho hand, remaining there, livvnlt
only Inhalation Into the system to pro
duce their Inevitable effect.
"When contagion Is lu Ibe air wo
should guard ngnlnst it. To refrain
from shaking hands with the Infected
I but ordinary prudence.
"Inhalation is the source of danger.
One Is more likely to Inhale Into tho
system germs ou the hand than germs
In some oilier conceivable situation,
since the hand Is more or less likely to
come 111 contact wllh the mouth or
"This Is the chief danger Involved In
shaking hand with a patient whoso
timitidy Is thus capable of transmis
sion or In being brought lu contact
wllh the germs by the means of general
Imncett In Mourning Costume.
The extraordinary spectacle of u star
(Liiiseuse performing a loading part in
a ballet chitl iu deep mourning was
witnessed in 1111 Italian theater a short
time ago. The ballerina, In spite of
the recent death uf her brother, took
part lu the Urst portion of the perform
ance dressed entirely lu white, save for
a black bow ou her corsage. I Hiring
the Interval she changed this attire for
one of black, with aoinbertioss unite un
relieved. nuLIier appearance In tliu
trapping nu" the suits of woo was.
It se'!Uia.O-ceted most sympathetically
by the lui'sslouable spectators.
It seems that a man doesn't pet ns
mad at anybody a be docs at n real
1 Ultimo sou-lu-Uw.