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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
I. I CAMPBELL, rrHtr.
ZUQENE CITT OREGON
It Uin't alwaya natural for a woman
to look out for number one. A widow
never doe It.
In Oklahoma the other day a divorce
m granted lu two minutes, but the
dispatches do not state bow long It U
orjanlat wbo played them TtiU In
stance of a policeman'! Iiu'i tjr auemi
to reach the limit of pomlMo error.
Tbe Dflne of the policeman It llaiuon,
and It should Iw placed In a ronnplo
uuua position In every New Vork po
lire station an a relnlnder of tint ec
centrlcltlet of human anln'n.'y.
According to all the evidence, the
Chicago negro who linn been sentenced
to 100 years' Imprisonment for bur
glary deserves to live out hi full term.
If Nevada only follow up the ad
vantage she linn gained we Nee no I en
nui why Hint Stale eho.ild loi ,ip.
tine the Ily by-n!ght Jlvorc Industry
a isumiio era n u think lie ran go
over Niagara l-'uibtand come out alive.
Keller let hint do It rltftit away. othc-
wise ne win murder oineloiy with a
Rim that Imi t loaded aouie of these
An Knstcru conic iiiponiry print a
uttry that dude who was run over
by a ttrcct car r itly In New Yoik
Lhk been provl led by 1 .10 surgeons Ith
relluloil sku.! Ill . t We don't
Uileve there 1, anylblj In It.
An hug. tab scientist announces Hint
"eoiniiioii whitewash destroys lliu ly-
phoM fever germ, which la easily dm
lingulshod by ll grayish color." Tim
proier courHe of neilon I philu-lf you
see anything- Unit 1 grayish lu color
running about the hoiiNe catch It aud
give It 11 runt of whitewash.
The remarkable liiereime of cniicer In
Great lirltaln U attracting Hie atten
tion of tbe physician of Hint country.
According lu the lut Issued rejiort of
the llcgltrar (ieiiernl Hie dentli rate
from thl source tin exoccibsj every
prevlou record, and the proportional
mortality at present I four tinier
greater tlniii It wn fifty year ago.
lu 1H-P) there were bul 2."Hil death
from cmieer lu England or about 1 lu
f,H'l of the total population, lu IVjI
there were m-nrly I'.'.mx) death from
the Mine mi we, or 1 out of l.-W.'J of
the. popiibitlon nnd 1 out of 'Si of the
mortality. lu the Inviwtlgatloii on
till subject the clirloil iliNeovery UIIM 1
made that the decline In the death rate
from consumption and other tubercu
lous dtaense colneliled with the In
crease lu the niortullty from cancer.
The theory I advanced that a largo ;
proportion of those who recover from
tlllXTCIlloUN complaints evelltlllllly per-
IhIi from cancer or Insanity. The mat
ter Im receiving can-fid Investigation.
The women do not posses full nil f-
fragcln Kansas, but Ihey Keen red more
public oltlcc In (lie biHt election thiiii
did the women of 1,'loh or Colorado
twenty county supc rlutc udciirie of
public liiHtriietlun, and all the olllee.
from Mayor lu Chief of I'ollce, lu two
Judge Ewllig. of Chicago, the other
day, In sentencing a burglar a ho Mood
convicted on live rouutM, Imposed a
penalty of twenty year' 'ii.,rlioninent
on each of lliein, and directed that 11
aoou an tbe prisoner bad completed one
term be should begin atiotlier. The
burglar, whose crime were peculiarly
desperate mid atrocious, will doubt
less agree Hint there I a great deil
of vltullty In Chicago Justice, after all.
The pros of llollvlii ta much excited
over the report that Peru I "makii.,'
formhbible effort lu the way of arm
lug" and urge the Bolivian Govern
ment lu bi-Hllr ItHelf and gel ready
for possible war. Thl 11 to be
an unnecessary rxpciutc nt I hi lime.
Those South American warn 1I0 not
call for the foruialltle Hint are com
mon lu European coin ex I. If Peru I
bent on war with Itollvla It can go
ahead and hold It war and not Itotln-r
Hollvla with the project, especially If
Ilollvln iloeNii't happen to feel like In
dulging In a war now. Ilollvln 11 1
not know anything about It If Hie pre
w ill only keep quiet until the war I nil
over a till not even then, miles It rhoiM
e to gu lo the trouble to ascertain the
deinll. Peru could enjoy It war for
the ciiHtomnry period of about a week,
and then wait until Ilollvln I given a
chance at It leisure to hold a war to
even thing up. The mere detail of
"arming for the fray" I Miiperlliioii,
for It Isn't Hint kind of a fray. No
body I ever Injured In Hicno nont,
which are like our national holiday,
only more freipient.
the vnt crop of corn kt perplexing
the Nebraska farmer, herutiNe It I
dlltlctiK lo take care of no much of even
a good thing. Hut with the cribbing
and the shipping it I keeping all hand
employed now, nnd when tbe return
come lu there will be compeiisa-
llou in the feiiHiIng nnd frolic which
properly follow an abundant ImrvcNt.
The corn crop I a great boon, been lim
it give employment lo a vnt army of
willing bninl In harvesting and slilp-
plng. The year Juki cloned wn a good
one for NchriiNkn, but the coming one
XiromliM even belter rcHiili.
1 J he statistic of crime lu ls!il do not
Improve the reputnlloii of the pat year
n 11 miner nark period lu our hlKlory
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111..UK11 mi- rvcoru 1 1101 altogether llll
favorable by comparison nlth prevlou
year, mere were VS2 legal ex ecu
tioim miring the year and l.'ll lynch-
ing. which im a rather startling eom
inentary oil the method y bli li Hie
law I executed and delled In thl conn
try. That neither lyiiehlngN nor legal
rxecuiion erve to check Hie crime
of murder I ahown by the maleineiit
that Hieie were no len than 10,11;
niiiiiier committed during the
Thl I a Nhocklng exhibit.
It I overpowerlngly depriving to
hear that (illiraltar I 110 longer In
vincible, If not practically defeliwtdtw.
The Governor of Hie "rock." Sir Hob-
ert Itlddulph, nay that Hie garrison
could be Nhellcd out of ll wlih i.e
now by Hie Spaulnrd. ami a Hpcclnl
coiiiiiiInnIou ha been a hiiolulcd to bear
hi report and devlne meaiiM for reuni
fying within a year. Ily the aid of
the modern long range gun and nro-
Jectllc of great penct 111 tlon. wltll which
.spaln ha 1 11 eipiipplng her bntteric
at Algeclrn. lx mile
Gibraltar Hay, the once 11111 ron cit
able ha been brought wllhlu rencli,
and the Impregnable Im
vulnernlde. Kngiaiid can reforilfv.
nnd. of counte, will, hut the neciillnr
treiigth of thl historic mp.it ha .11
appeared, mid ll I on the niuiic biiol
of defense as other exposed eminence.
I he world would little mourn If Kn-
gland should be dislodged from thl
vnntnge. even by her rival robber
Spain, bul fancy would repine nl the
Hhatlcrlng of It Immemorial Idol, and
language would soMaln n severe I. is
111 1 ne destruction or the term "linprcg
liable u (illiraltar."
I MY LITTLE OIRU
I I.t night there fic-w to let me It,
I My little browo-eyed daughter,
Sh ii-arched my pocket every one
I To iee whit I had brought her;
' She kisted me tweet on brow and chetk,
! And called me "dear old fellow!"
' The iicjr, merry little i nmp,
' Willi living curl to yellow.
She peri lled 11(1011 rny knee and told,
1 Willi comment ipiaint mid pretty,
Of all the happening at horn
I While I w in the city.
She noiiml me round her finger itnaJI,
Just a the Im done ever
My little girl! I'd keep tier thua
Forever and forever!
That wn hint night. To night there came
Into the room demurely
And sat iiiu the window fat
A prim young stranger girlie.
She enniiot be my little Ins,
, Who used lo no-el me daily,
With luiigh, and kin, and nirrry iieech
' Aud feel (Imi (kipped so gull)'!
Why uiiisl the grow youngdudyfied,
And slep III longer llreeiV
Why did they braid and lie, and prink
Iler tossing yellow tresses'
Why should they change her spring heeled
I'or trotter o old -nialdyT
() where, I) where' my lillle girl,
And who is that young lady?
I indly gazed in silence; she
Hat meek, ami unreplying,
A little sob -nnd then there ram
A hurst of childish crying.
She crept ii, me and hid her face;
My eyes grew strangely lisrjr;
Iler father' arm had caught her close
"My lillle one my (iraeie!"
"I do not want to be grown up!
I'll be your little girlie! .
I'd rather wear my dresses short
And lei my hir hnng curly."
I ruised her face-her loving tear
Itepniil Hie kiss I gave her,
"1 doii'l care if I am fourteen!
1 111 pupa' pet forever."
"You shan't be grown up, lore," I cried,
"l!ut stny my own and darling,
I'd rather hare the dresses short.
And s-e your tresses curling!
I'll spin k ii, mamma!" and I will
I-t fashion wnit my pleasure.
At least another year I'll keep
My household' childhood treasure.
My little girl! My little Grace!
Coins, ion! romp tu'cthcr,
To clenr the shadou from your face
And bring the sunshine weather.
Pear heart! Hie year loo fast will go
In spile of our endeavor.
Hut you mil always be my child,
j My little girl forever.
( Harriet I 'rnncene Crocker, lu George
A token of world wide esteem should
lie presented lu ll an who ll Im al
leged Im Invented a device for open
I,,. u...t 1 1 1 ... 1 ...
... none.! i-kk ! such a wnv
that the content can be tniiwferred to
a cup without tbe prevlou limning of
the linger and the dropping ,,f the
aliell with It content. A oft boiled
egg I 11 lva.N too hot to bundle with
out breaking several scriptural man
dates and It nhwiy Insist 011 wen p.
Ing from Ibe linger nl Hie critical mo
ment when Itn fall means a liberal ap-
piicniion 01 egg on 1 lie outside of the
hell. Ibe only way known to open
win- 01 uier SIICCCMsrillly lip to
Hie present has In 10 have some one
eLse do It. nnd If any man ha an In
vention thai will obviate the dltllcul-
tie bo deserve a large reward.
A inotiei tor au electric vessel for
which a really marvelous speed
promoted by the Inventor ha been con-
airucted nl rrovldcncc, It. I. It I a
distinct novelty In very many respect,
and. If a amvcsNful aa It promoters
coulldciilly expect, will acarcely fall
to play aouie havoc with modem ahlp-
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t'uiiwiuii uu-iu.mn. us promoters nre
plauiilng to build a vcnscI Jiki feet long
wiiicii la 10 nave rourteeu propeller.
Ix placed forward to draw It through
the water, and eight astern a pusher
the arrangement, of course, being
even on eucli sl.le. A spivd of forlv
knots an hour la designed for passenger
trntnc lu Narraganscii Hay, ostcnihlv
but It real purpose I a practical demon-
alrailon of a )lem which the projeo
tora hope to ace applied to naval vea
aeU lu the near future.
I'rof. (i. Stanley Hail, of Clark I'nl-
verslty. ha been collecting fact inn-
ccrnlng the fear of children. The fear
of children, he say, are generally cre
ated by parent. I'rof. Hall found ii,-,t
1.701 children had (l.-l.iil fear. Ihe lend
ing illicit being Hie fear of llglitninir
and thunder, reptile, ulrungrrs, the
dark, death, domicile nnlmals
wild animal, water, ghost. Insects'
rut ami mice, robber, high wind, etc.
A few of these fear are rail, m il In
New Jersey no children were found lo
be afraid of high winds, hut In t.
Went that fear naturally leads all oth
er. At Irentou, however. ll. two
children were found who dreaded the
end of the world, a fiiir created entire
ly by adult (caching. The table show
what education can do lu this rcsiicd.
No child was found lo be afraid of Ibe
devil. Two hundred yen in airo nnd less
Hint fear would have led nil Ihe rest,
l ew were found who were afraid of
ghoats. a fear which would have sloo.l
high on Hie list not long ago. At c,Mii
bridge. Xln., only Km out of Msl lhv
were afraid of thunder Mono ami nulv
ttl out of .Mm girls. The fear of rob
ber nnd of wild animals Is a survival
though robber have not disappeared
11 completely 11 Ihe wild animals. For
ty alx New Jersey children were nfriil.l
of being burled alive, a monstrous
thing to Inculcate In Hie child mind
Ffar will alway be one of the strong
est luttuciicc lu human life, but at
leant It I piwwlble by tencblnir uh.n
real danger consist of to eradicate
The experience of Jain.st McKay, a
plou stonecutter, with the New Vork
police 1 another conspicuous IHiwt.i.
lion show ing how tbe most exempt try
motive are aoiuetlme subject to gnui
inlscouslnicilou. Mr McKay wa tie
l!iuo-ciit p.ssscsmir of a clip of paper
containing the word "morulug" nil
"evening" with row of figure under
each, llyasome iiulinppy c'uice a po
liceman saw the paper, aud tral;ht
way hustled McKay off lo the atatUui.
where he wa charged with ludiilg n
In the proscribed game of polvy. In
te.t.ulcal language McKay was ere I
Ited with ba vliig purchased a "gig,"
which I a violent Infraction of ibe
law. McKay protested h rln, and
Anally when confronted with the evi
dence of bla guilt made the obvious ex
phiulluu that the u 11 11 1 her nn the slip
of paper referred to hymivi t'.at w.-te
to be played resNctlTely at the morn
ing aud evening eervlce of a certa'n
Church, sod that ho, McKay, was th
Thrived on Mlorr.ils.
A ltUKslau woiiiiiu at (htessn. w ho h-id
develosl melancholia and an appetite
for odds and end (hat w ould have hivu
too much for an Australian emu. has
been opemtiM msm Ht the German
Kvangellcal h.wiiital In (he Kuxliie nort.
and there were taken out of her stom
ach, before she was discharged cured,
a three Inch key, a eix Inch silver tea-
Kmn. n plated IcasisHui. an eU-ht Inch
plated fork, two mills, measuring six
Inch. together; two hairpins, twelve
plc-s of glass, a four Inch Iron hook.
a steel is'ii. nine mslles s 1.1 f
Idack lend and a four and a half Inch
crochet needle, beside a loot button
and other irluY. Tin, mania had turn
prevd.-d by au aiuviite for ivclrolcuin
and dilute carNdlc acid, aud still thl
bumati pautevtinhvu urvlve,. , ),,.
I only XVI there I ulentr of iti., t...
further developaietts kj, eclly
for metal and t'sitJa
Mr. Hanover S.iueer 1 tlH. our frU-n-1
Morris 1'arke. poor fellow. Is obliged
to get along with a sewnd hand type
writer. Mr. HU-e.-kcr .Street-Indeed, what
Sueer Widow. -Hos-
if haa been two or three yenr since
Wee Wung returned to 1'eklu, but fond
recollections of lib great genius still
linger III Hie heart. of the people of
Chinatown. He wa considered by the
(blnese of San l'ranclco the very liest
female Impersonator that had ever trod
the board of a Iheater outside of the
I'lowery Land. He was honored and
dined by Hie wenlthh-Mt Mongolians lu
Chinatown, nnd admired by all as the
prince of comedians, during hi year's
engagement with Hie local stock com
pany. Wee Wlllig, who'wilrt a good looking
little 111 it it of about twenty live year,
always appeared lu the lending reunite
role of a play, and always made the
hit of the performance. Hi make up
a 11 gentle little belle w a n work of art,
, und hi portrayal of Hie feminine role
j wn even more artistic. W illi hi benil-
tlful wig of oily black hair adorned with
many Jeweled plus ami tiny chains,
with hi rouged cheeks, rosy-red lip
and penciled eyebrow, and with his
lovely gow n.s and tiny Milken shoes. Wee
Wung became a very adorable person,
Indeed so adorable, lu fact, that occa
sionally a masculine heart In the audi
ence made Ihe rlcldtilou mistake of
throbbing with loving admiration.
('u.' evening, during the continued run
of the highly succnful comedy, "The
F.mperor'a l-avorlte lVainck." Wee
Wung arrived at the theater earlier
than usual, and. nflcr lie had ilonne.l
bis feminine garments nnd given his
face the usual maidenly appearance
he discocrcd that lie had mistaken Hie
hour, ami bad come to the play house
long before the lime when he wat lo
make his llrst entrance Umu Ihe stage,
1 ,is mil jn o o clock, nmi 11 Wee
Wung was not to appear lu the play tin
til after i, the little comedian eon'clud
ed to enjoy bis spare moment. In n pr.-
longe.i smoke. N he rolled up several
cigarette with hi rice paper and to
bacco and sauntered down to the stage
d.sr, w here he might stand on tin. stem.
11.1 iiiiiaie ine rornwiiing uigut air to
gcitier with the smoke.
11. 1 a . . . . ...
ue leancu against tiie doorway and
directed his gaze toward the star lit skv
while hi thought wandered away to
bis helot ed IVklu. He pictured lu his
mind his return to hi natlte land, flush
im wiiu anisuc triumplt on American
oil, hi purse overtlowlug win, Amer
lean dollar. I- or W ee W utig, like most
f 1.1. r.. ...
ui mi niiiin lonoiiymeil wtlil sail (0
America, had come with tul one ohj.vt
in view, unit mat was to carrv ba
home with him Just a much money
he -could possibly secure. A he stood
there III the stage doorway, dreaming
or coming rtciies, his cigarette Ixvanii'
mailer ami smaller, until It burned
h! linger and wa regretfully throwu
Into Hie gutter.
W ee Wung a about to light another
when a cab .111110 rattling along the
bouldered street. The driver brought
the horse to a standstill at the curb
stone, directly lu front of Ihe little
coined. an. and a woman stepped out
upon the sidewalk. Wee Wung was
greatly surprised when she turned to
lit tn and said, "My good woman, would
you I ke to earn live dollars':"
t'f coin-so the lady upmsc.l Wee
Wung to tie a woman, ami the actor
Hilled 10 himself at Hie mistake. He
understood Kngllsli fairly well, sl
thoiigtt he spoke It poorly, and he ivtu
pre he udtsf the fact that tiie strange lady
of Ihe cab wished blin lo perform soin.'
ervlce for money. He nodded his
head. Indicating that he wa perfovtly
willing to earn five dollar -a auiii
which I not to be laughed at by any
Cblii.-tm.ia) and certainly not by merce
nary little Wee Wung.
'Iherv Is no work expected of you,"
aid the lady. "All you have to do is
to come with me at ouce, aa laiu In a
Wee Wung explained, aa beat b
could, that be must be back by 0 o'clock.
"Very well," bli new friend conrltt.
ned, "I proralsa that you ahall b
brought back to your home here lo tha
tab by that time."
The bargalo was completed. Without
asking aDy question, tbe adventurous
Chinaman entered tbe vehicle with tho
strange woman and was quickly driven
up Depont street toward the business
portion of the city. Wee Wung did not
choose to disclose his Identity, fur
shrewd reasons of his own. la the first
place, he preferred that bis new com
panion should believe him to be a worn
an, because If she renliz'-d the true state
of things, he feared H at she might nut
give hi 111 the five-dollar Job after all.
Secoud, he wished to keep his curious
trip Into the city a c!"e secret, for If
the manager of the theater discovered
that the little comedian had played
truant Id order to earu extra money,
he might not approve of the adventure
at all. 80 Wee W ung held hi tongue,
and said not a word to the lady seated
besldu him as the cab rumbled along
the street, although be could not but -feel
aouie curiosity to know what he
waa expected to do In ictiirn for tbu
money. The lady volunteered no Infor
mation upon the subject, however, so
the little comedian remained quite lu
In a short time the cab came to a
stop lu front of a large building, tho
topmost part of which so Wee Wung
noted aa he gazed upward-appeared to
be brilliantly lighted. The little Mon
golian's new friend took hltn by the
hand, lending him Into the building ami
Into an elevator, nnd accompanying him
In a flying Journey to the top Uoor. Soon
Wee Wung found himself ou a platform
In the brightly Hlumluated ball which
he hud seen from the street, li s guide,
the woman of the cat), ushered him to
one side of the platform, behind a cur
tain, where another lady seemed to be
waiting for them. A tall, straight, rath
er handsome woman she was, and ehe
wore the most curious costume that
Wee Wung had ever seen iimiu an
I have found a (,'hlmtie woman for
you, Sir, ruikey-urcstou, said vn-e
Wung' woman, ns she led the upMse d
Chlmwc girl Into the presence of the
strangely costumed lady.
"(Hi, I thank you so much, Mrs. Il'-s-
per, " replied -Mrs. I'lukley-Crestoll, ell-
thushiMtlcally. "I'm sure I don't know
what I should have done without your
kind assistance. It Is after 8 o'clock,
and I must begin at ouce, or my audi
ence will be growing Impatient."
After bidding Wee Wung remain
where he was until told to step forward,
Mr. rinkley-Crestoii walked out to tho
center of the platform, while Mr. Hcs
per took a seat In the audience. Ily
peeping around the curtain behind
w hich he was stationed, the little Chin
aman cuuld see that the hull wu tilled
with women. There wa not a man
ntiiong them. What did It all mean?
Why had he been brought here? Wee
Wung wa sorely pur-alcl. What kind
of entertainment was this, and what
part could he Ks.sibly lake in It? Hut
Mr. Pliikley-Cretou bad begun to talk,
and Wee Wung trained his ears lu or
der to bear something that might throw
light upon the bewildering situation.
"My dear friends." began Mrs. Pink
ley Creston, "1 collie before ymi to
night to repeat my somewhat celebrated
lecture upon "Wo u s pros lu Ii(Ter-
ent Nation.' I have always beeii an
ardent advocate of dress reform, and lu
this sucrcd cause I have traveled over
the world su that I might become thor
oughly nciiualnted with the costiiims
worn by the women of different nation-
nlltli. I now propose to take each 11a-
11011, tine 111 a nine, ami ocscrtiie to V011
the native tires of Its wo n. I shall
tlrM call your attention to the Chinese
not that they come tlrst, uecessardv
lu the matter of proper dress, but ..
cause I have secured a Chinese woman
from Chinatown to Illustrate this n-irt
of my hs'ture, mid I do not n isli to taki
up loo much of her lime."
Here Mr.. I'lnkley Creston 1 11 rued her
head and smiled sweetly at W ee W ung,
mid lieckoiicd him uii to the platform
bffore the audience. Poor Wee Wung
wa terror stricken as he stepped Into
view. He had appeared upon the boards
Hie greater part of his lire, but had
never experienced stage fright U-forc.
"Now, all w ill notice," continued Mrs.
rinklcy Cifslon, taking the end of Wee
W ting's silken gow n In her hands, "iliat
the Chinese women wear only the mint
soft und clinging outer garments, w hich
are not only comfortable to the wearer
but very pleasing to the eye ns well!
Their great wide sleeves I also sanc
tion, and trust the day will come when
nil women will wear them. As for the
undergarments of the Chinese women.
1 regard them a most sensible and
praiseworthy. Now, my good woman,"
the bvturer went on. addressing Wee
W ung, "I wish that you would show the
ladies the rest of your clothe, and tell
them In your best English the maimer
In which you dross."
A luminous light flashed Into Wee
W ling's almond eye. At last be un-
derslood It all.
"Chinese gal no rnlkeo," he said In his
falsetto voice, shaking his head vigor
ously, "if Mcllcnu lady no pay Ave dot-
'She I afraid that I will not nav her
the money which I promised her for
coming her,-," explained Mr. Tinkler.
'restoti to the audience. "You need not
ear. my little woman, 1 shall clve von
the lve dollam." she added, turning to
Wee Wung "Now. please to tell the
ladle about vonr clothe "
Kirs' gl0 Chinese gal five dotlah."
repealed W ee Wung. with a broad crln.
Very well, then," replied the lectur
er w ith some exasperation In her voice
here Is the money," and she drew frou0
cr trousers pocket a five-dollar note
which she handed to the little China
man. No sooner was the monev In h
hand thau Wee Wung raised his voice
and fairly shouted: 1
Me no Chinee g.tl-nie Chinee boy!"
and he Jerk.sl from his head the black
false hair, disclosing his shaven era
niiiin and long, snake-like queue.
The confusion which foil,. wed beggars
cscrlptlou. In the midst of It all little
Wee W utig hurried dow n six fi.ghts of
stairs, not daring to ride alone In the
levator, and ran all the way hack to
the Chinese tti'ttter. langhlnc a h rsn
as no Chinaman ever laughed before or
sln.-e.-l.ouUi Wealyn Joue la Kat
leld W ashlngtoD.
I,. Tcodeocx to Knel sh -
There 1 one feature common to many
English private huue that I - Jo:n
found in American residences, at least
under the same name. Thl Is the of
flee." One frequently finds mention or
this In descriptions of English resi
dence, even lu the lately country
hous-s, und the term 010 0 10.,. - .-
.1.,. ... I..UI .1n.1t The word "out
hirire latitude In America, and I 1-
11- ..,.ii...t 1 ti.t ; i ii in I ii 11 1 -l '
place where business Is tr.iuU''tc
Ing duty equally for the Engli-h "
i...r" so. 1 sloiti." lint the on
iii 111 thl country I that
responding to It use lu the I-.ng.lsb
private room of the master or the m.
tres of the house, where business let
ter are writteu and liled, where ser-
DONE TO DEATH IN A SPANISH DUNGEON.
- mmtmmti 1. - - -
vant are engaged or Instructed, where
tenant are received, or where the hun
dred and one odd of business, npier
talnlng to every household, are trans
acted. There are comparatively few
men of leisure lu thl country, and
many details that the English gentle
man I compelled to look after lu hi
nwii home nre here cared tor nt me
regular place of business of the head
of the household. Hut stilt much re
main to be done at home, and the va
rious case and troublctnctit ore met
ami conquered lu the "library," or If
the householder I blessed with such a
room, In what we have designated with
very questionable taste, the master's
"den." In many case the word may
be appropriate enough, but It has too
much suggestion of the tirute creation.
"Utllce" I Inlinltely belter, being more
slgnlll. aiit of the uses of the room, a
well a more euphonious.
Hut whether we risk the charge of
Aiiglo-mauln, or stick tu the thorough
r;, ' dm, &sp W?w
ft'fif. u , 'M
1 mm wwrjm
I 'Ck t k'
, IISIMSV ll'- I
DH. Hit rtiwi"' lit n. '."in - w "miis ui'iiiq iQ j
Spanish dungeon at Cunnnbacoa, Cuba, stirred the Stule Iiepartinmi, j1(
gritdiiute of a Philadelphia dental college, which gave him a diploma in K
The doctor spent six years in ihe Cnited Stales and becume so nttiielied in A tueriea
and Americans that he decided to become a citizen, and w hen lie r. liirm-d t,
Cuba he took his paper of iintiirnhzutiou with linn, lie opened a li-ntil's off.-.
and was living peaceably with his wife and children when he wn urretn ,j
Spanish authorities and thrown Into the prison from which he was never t n,B.
forth alive. The charge on which the doctor was arrested I asserted to I fa
by even those who sympathize with the cause of Spain. Ituiz bad 110 t!.iihti,
whatever w ith the Cubans. His associates were nil Spaniard. Even liiswjf,
a Castilian. He was charged with having aided several insurgents in ureckinri
Spanish military train a short distance outside of Uuiiiinhncnn. If the Si.inin!i
Inn I raised the merest show of inquiry Ihey would have found Hint it was imp:.
ble for the doctor to have I n present nt the tram wrecking. On the niirht of
the deed he attended a reception just across Ihe wny from hi own house. uul kn
it at 1" o'clock to return home. Three Spanish gentlemen accompanied him. ni
stayed nt liis house eliittting until after 1 1 o'clock. A the train was wrecked u
lili.'IO o'clock that night at was impossible for Uuiz to have been one of the wmi
Ing parly. When lie left the Cnited Slate Pr. Kuiz took w ith him a In) of lx b
which were his favorite. Among these were (he "Life of Patrick lb nry,""Lil
of Washington," "Webster's Speeches" and "Cisdey' Constitutional I.iiuitatiutu"
The doctor wu a native of Cuba and nt the time of death wn 4(i years ulj.
ly American "den," the thing Itself is
assuming a marked Importance lu our
architecture. Almost every house that
Is built with more pretention than a
collage contains n "don." und while the
room Is generally small. It frequently
occupies one of the choicest and nmst
prominent places, lu the house. Not un
commonly a great deal of care and ex
pelise Is lavished upon the Mulshing and
furnishing f the "den." It Is felt that
this corner of the house should reflect
the taste of the masculine element, even
though all the rest be given over to the
feminine Itilluence. l'or this reason the
den sometimes dfge m ratfs into a mere
smoking room, and blazes with all of
the barbaric colors of the Orient.
i ue design Illustrating this article
clearly detincM the English idea of the
olllce tiHiiu. The den Is shown connect
ing with library, the "evening" room of
the House, with outside entrance from
A brief description of this design we
give lis follows:
Coneral Himenslntis: Extreme width,
Including veranda, .Id feet 2 Inches;
depth. Including veranda. 4.H feet.
Heights of Stories: Cellar, 7 feet:
first story, it feet tl Inches; second story'
l feet: attic, 8 feet.
Exterior Materials: Foundation,
stone; tlrst story, claptsinrds; second
story, gable and roof, shingle. Out
side blinds to nil windows except those
of the cellar and bays.
Interior Finish: Hard white plaster;
plaster cornice and centers In main
hall Hirst and second storvl nn.i t.o.
library and dining-room. Hard
pine flooring In laundry, pantry, chlim
closet, water closet ami kitchen; re
mainder of tlooring, soft wood. Ash
trim In tlrst story, soft wood trim In re
mainder. Ash staircase. Panel under
windows lu library, parlor and dining-
room, w niuscot 111 ham-room, hiundi-y.
pantry, china closet nnd kitchen. In
terior wood-work finished In hard oil,
except nttlc, which Is painted colors to
Colors: All claptsmrds and panels In
gables, olive drab. Trim, blinds, rain
conductors and gable column, olive
green. Outside doors, dark green, with
olive green panels. Sashes, dark red,
Veranda lloor and ceiling, varnished.
Wall shingles oiled nnd hi allied n little
darker than natural color of wood.
Hoof shingles dipped and brush coated
in red stain.
Accommodations: The principal
rooms nnd their sb.es, closets, etc., are
shown by the plan. Cellar, with con
crete floor 11 ud inside and outside en
trance, under w hole house. Three bed
rooms finished in attic. Laundry under
kitchen. Sliding doors connect prin
cipal rooms of tlrst story. Four open
fireplaces and sot range. Balconies In
s uid nnd attic story.
Cost: $4,Sifci, not Including mantels,
THE LATE W. P. ST. JOHN.
One of the Foremost of the Advecita
of Free Mlvcr.
One of the foremost silver mm tl
the country passi-d nway recently a
Wit. MAM P. ST. J HIV.
range or beater. The estimntn i- i...... 1
on New Vork nrl.vs for III n ti.nl .. I
I , 1 mix mill
ft". In many section of ti.
(be cost should lie less.
t opvrlglit. ls;7.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF FINE ARTS AT WASNGTOnT
. r '-ty'sr-
THE Corcoran (ialtery of Film Kr . ,
are ,. arrsl ,4 to . w ' kmd in the world. The ,
thai are eMuhit i.e . I, h ' '''''. outage of b.ht, the work. .
most I.IKMNS a mi IS). i . "',l at a cost inclmli., . .1 f nrt
niwe;,, ii- '; n-?ei i: X, u. 1 -:;f,
P..r,s..e for which It as.-Sate.l Th, ar l' - . 'f ,,,,iMi" ' hie i
(invian yl,. The inter,.,, i.J.T.V the evter,.,, ",f"r.
ludiana .sy,..,i.,.. . " l"m granite . 1:.,..,.. , "
the person of William P. St. Jotiu. at
his home lu New York Cilv. lie took
n very prominent part In the last I'm
Identlal campaign and gained national
renown. His den Hi will tie a great lm
to the free silver party.
William P. St. John was bora In SI
1'lle. All., lu l.x-p.i. After bavins re
celved a common school e lucatlen I"
his native city he went with relative
to England, where be coininueil b
studies. Thence he went to Berlin,
where he attended one of the gym
na.slums, and sulisequently went ti
Massachusetts. There his education
received Its finishing touches. lu 1
he removed to New York City. For
several years he had charge of th
credits nnd prices of Ilaveineyer
Elder, w hich became the nucleus of tn
American Sugar Kelinlng Company. Ai .
the time of the formation of Uio com-
I'-'iny Mr. St. John wn s ired bJ
(leorge Perkins, who had just Iteen
elected Pi'ivildent of the Merciiutl
"auk. He selected Mr St. Julian
cashier of the Mercantile.
Mr. St. John gave nn I m men
amount of satisfaction to the direct
"is of the bank, and when Mr. IVrkin
died. In isn;!, ho was made I'tcsi.l.nt
in bis place. The Institution becim
very successful under Mr. St. Julio''
management. He became n stocku.'H
er lu the Mercantile Hank nnd heram
a director of the Hamilton Nation1
Hank of Harlem and of the Second N'1'
"onal Hank. He was an elder In tb?
Madison Square Presbyterian Chun'"
and was one of the organizers of Hi
Southern Society. East summer. tV''
s5H mg that hi position on the qiiesiii"
ot rree silver was not compatib.e
his office of bank president, he rek"-''
cd and thenceforward devoted his
"re time nnd attention to the cm' M
sculptur,.. .re perhp. ihe" ',." 1 "7. t,T" " I
lion of br,.iiie. i. , n.vntio,,,,!!, ... ""'
tlury 1. pla.-rsl ire of ok or ... 1 "e "
hung ,he picture., i. fi;,,,,;ok
large rooms for the fihibiii.m . . "n the upp
aside for th. ; Von of l"'ture. s,l ,me , ' .
aud healed by t . m . A f , t u r! 1. fP."h I! -3 h' '-. i.
(the .-..iL "1: "' 'he
r of il.V, - coil.-c-
American n. n, n1'"?:" r.H. h. l "1
A .,.. .:: ur emoliiig i. I;.-).,... , ." set
capacity of UOO. for th. " 1' '"J- Urge tlhi, J" "'""T
,uiwnn is. s..i . . "
Englantr yucer low 11.
Tho most curious towu lu EngtonJ. "
Northwlch. There Is not a straM
Street n,,r In t . . Ii.nise. I"
111 1.1. 1, a pimii'i
"if place; everv pnrt of U has the ap
pearance of having Buffered fro:" '
visitation of an earthquake. N'ortliwl'''
Is the center of the salt Indus; ry. On
"early all sides of the tow ar. big '"
works, with their engines piiini'.ng bun
dreds of thousands of gallons of bri'
every week. At a depth of I''1 "r '
feet are Immense subterranean !.ik-',r
hrine, and as th.O.-ontents of tin
IHimped nway the upper crust of f11'
correspondingly weakened nn.i i
I result Is an occasional siil'sMco'
these subsidences have a "puliit-s' '
feet on the nearest build. ng". nixi
are drawn "nil ways." giving th' I0"1
au upside down appearance.
Everv woman lonka otion h
an anL smi i iti,ii,.nnt w.iii
'"'h a .atiLg uian because of hla admiration