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Eugene City Caard.
I. L. CAWTBBLL, lr,ltr.
EUGENE CITY ORKGOX
The latest Nlcaraguan revolution
quit at tbo eud of tbe Orat round.
There's a growing feeling In Indiana
that lyncher hereafter niuat aklp tbe
rope or aklp tbe State.
Th npt embezzler. Instead of atnrt
Ing for Canada, will probably muke
tracka for tbe Klondike.
A Judge at Stockton, Cal., wept on the
bench because a lawyer bad accused
blm of bla and prejudice.
Tbe Greeka In Athens are now
clamorous for war. It la too bad that
tbey didn't tblnk of that aooner.
England mar call a fourth-rate pow
er If ahe wanta to, but we hare tbo beat
amphibious nary In tbe world Just tbe
Lieut. Tenry la entitled to aome credit
for hating at least eurceeded In bring'
Ing something more merchantable than
One deaf mute boa sued another for
I.VW.OOO damages for alleged breach of
promise of marriage, and now tbey do
not speak aa tbey pass by.
The author of the aong, "A Leason In
Kissing," was shot at tbe other night
but not bit Both the song writer and
tbe marksman made a bad score.
In Switzerland a milkmaid gels bet
ter wagea If gifted with a good voice
lui'inu enw will vleld more milk II
soothed by song. Ambitious amateurs
Tbe French courts have held that
titles are family property, Just like fln
ger rings and other Jewelry. But tbey
are not so useful, because they cauuot
An Atchison woman was kept busy
all summer putting up fruit and enter
talnlng company, and she reports that
scalding tomatoes Is easier work than
smiling at guests.
tTncle Sam' fleet of Ave torpedo
boats Is called "a mosquito squadron."
and If It Uvea up to Its name the dis
comfort of the enemy will be all that
could be desired.
Tbe Brooklyn printer with a family
who has successfully Jumped from the
Brooklyn bridge say he did. so "Just
for tbe fun of It." Luckily be was not
tickled to death.
In considering the advisability of
stationing- a naval vessel In Alaska the
department should not overlook tho
chance to send one of thoso suore-
cll tubers to bold Chllkoot pass.
Advices from India state that 1,131
persons In that country died from snuke
biles last year. The Illmlu Is forbid
den to use alcohol, hence the sovereign
remedy of Kentucky Is unknown.
Even the nuggets of gold which leave
Alaska worth millions of dollars are so
contracted by the Intense cold that
when they ere unpacked and counted
at Seattle they are found to be worth
ouly a few thousands.
Somebody dropped $3,000 In a Nlng
ara Falls Hotel tbe other day, and for
got to return for It. Don't worry; some
backman, If be notice bla loss, will
stroll In and claim the mouey oue of
these days when he Isu't busy.
The scientific man who asserts that
people cau live 100 years If they chooso
to take the means, prescribes a regl
men which will make people sot Ik Hod to
leave this life, even If tbe full term
specified In the contract should not be
A newly discovered letter of Benja
min Franklin to tho British authorities
Is being published, under date of 1774,
In which In speaking of the famous
"tea party" In Bostou he declares that
"the Clamour against the Proceeding
Is high and general." There were torlc
In those days.
An unusually wise young womnn of
Boston has discovered an uufalllng
cure for Insomnia. "All oue has to do,"
she says, "Is to shut out of the mind
every thought excepting that of sleep
Just before retiring," How simple, to
be sure) Does shu favor chloroform or
Machine shops are tho lust places In
which female labor has appeared, a
bicycle company In Toledo having put
Wumen at work on milling machines,
drill presses and other uiuclilnes used
oil bicycle parts. The "Iron Ago"
protests against this and with good
reason. In the long run nothlug will
be gained by this and tho next gcucrn
tlon will suffer.
There Is nothing so exacting In Its
demands uor so serious In Its obliga
tions as perfect freedom. It baa a Joy
of Its own, but uot of the giddy and
careless kind. There are continual
choices to be made, decisions to accept
or refuse, actions to perform or leave
undone, all- fraught with consequences
more or less Important and far-reach-lug.
Wherever authority Is absent, re
sponsibility Ir present, and In the same
There Is something appalling In the
thought of the vast Increase of fears
on the earth as tho race progresses
,.t!ie uuxlcty of parents, of rulers, of the
custodians of treasure, of the owners
of palntluits and costly treasures, the
shudder of the possessor of plled-up In
vestments at every little social outcry,
the moral apprehenslou of the good
who realize the growlug evils of the
times. What a trembling goes round
tbe world with the fall of night what
worry and pang of dread as man's be
ing ripens, and he can be more hurt or
The London press, or rather an Impor
tant segment of It, Is still harping on
Cuba and the United States. The Even
ing News, the Globe and the St. J nines'
Gazette are merely the tall of the kite
which Is composed of the big London
fellies, such as the Times, the Tele
graph, the Standard and tbe Chronicle.
What tbey aay or do not say, therefore,
Is comparatively unimportant as re
specting their Influence on English
opinion. But a straw may show In
what direction the wind Is blowing and
these London straws Indicate that at
present England Is feeling somewhat
sore as regards this country. Tbe Ven
ezuelan Incident and the Sherman let
ter still raukle and the undlgulUed por
tion of tbe press Is undiplomatic euougb
to disclose where the shoe pinches. Tbe
St James' Gazette, after discussing a
schoolboy ' hypothesis In a schoolboy
manner as to what tbe United States
may, might would or could do In re
gard to Jamaica, hints of a possible co
alition of England, France, Spain and
Holland to "protect their West Indian
possessions and then concludes, very
satisfactorily to Itself: "We rather fan
cy that for a time at least the United
States will be content with bullying
poor little Spain." Possibly tbe United
States would, If It were In the bullying
business, but when It does go Into that
sort of thing It usually takes one of Its
size, as In that little Venezuelan mat
ter. The United States has not bullied
Spain and has no thought of bullying It,
In the meantime, the London Chronicle,
commenting upon the outcome of the
Ureco-Turklsb treaty, holds England
responsible for what It says will be the
disappearance of an Independent, civ
lllzed. Christian nation, "whose ouo
crime was that she set herself single'
handed to do Europe's dirty work and
fulled." England has not made such a
success of her Interference In Crete
that she should seek to Interfere la
RETURNED HIS PENSION.
Clark Gears the Only Han Kver Known
... to Do Such a Th In-.
Clark Genre, tbe ouly man that was
ever known to return a pension to the
United Btatt-s, Is a citizen of Monrovia,
Morgan County, Indiana. He astound'
ed the otllclals of tbe pension bureau
recently by sending back bis certificate
and $.'!50 in back pensions which bad
been paid him. Geare carried a mus
ket In the war of the rebellion and be
came allllcted with rheumatism owing
to exiosure. After leaving the army
ho grew worse and applied for a pen
sion. At first he was given $0 a mouth
and this was afterward Increased to
$10. He drew his pension for a time,
but as bo recovered from bis trouble
he begun to take care of himself and
neglected to apply for the money
when It cninc due. Of late his term of
nonapplleatlon approached Its end, and
had he not appeared his name would
have been scratched from tbo list. But
Geare turned up on the very last day
at the pension olllce In Indianapolis
and received his arrears. As his dlsa
blllty bad now totally disappeared he
felt that he was no longer entitled to
the pension and accordingly returned
the money and tho certificate to Wash
ington. Mr. Geare Is a quiet, unussum
Ing man of 67, with silver gray fciird
and hair, Is well to do and has a fam
ily of four Interesting sons.
ARCH ROCK MUST QO.
It la Dangerous and the Government
Will Heniove It.
Arch rock, one of tho "sights" of San
Francisco bay, will be removed by the
government, It Is tho most conspicu
ous of the twenty-four dangers to navi
gation which have been located and
charted In the bay. The rock Is twenty-six
feet long at low-water and rises
to a height about equal to Its length.
t Is of soft rock and the waves beat-
lug upon Its base during uncounted
years have worn a holo twelve feet lu
AKOH ROOK Wlt.t DISAPPEAR.
diameter entirely through the mass.
Small boats can pass under the arch
Owing to the formation of the rock
under water an area of 30,000 square
feet will have to bo Included In the op
erations lu order that a uniform depth
of thirty feet may be obtained. Tun
nels such as were used In clearing Hell
Gate will not be necessary, since the
rock Is so soft as to admit of attack bv
drills operated from boats. The work
will require about two years for Its
completion, the cllmnx being one tre
mendous explosion, by which, If the
calculations are correct, the great ledge
will be lustantly demolished. The
spectacle will bo graud In the extreme,
Talking: It Over.
Myrtle They say that you made a
regular fool of Algy Plcrsous, at the 1st-
nils, last week.
Maud No, they are wrong. I might
have done It but for one thing.
Myrtle What was thatT
Maud Somebody had finished the
Job before I got hold of him. Clevo
When They Are Nicest.
She Are you fond of babies
HeYes; girl babies of the reciprocal
She What's the reciprocal age?
He Sweet 10.
The longer we remain in business
the greater admiration we have for the
people-who can say a great deal lu a
A MODERN FABLI.
A fable old for a modern rhyme,
Takt or lesve, as you've wish or time.
A tender vine lo a forest grew,
1'uttiug out tendrils, two by two.
She crept to the oak so tatl and green,
And sighed: "May I on tby bosom lean?
The voice that quickened the soul In me
Bald I wss only a purt of thee.
"And I was never alone to stsnd.
Or sink deep roots In the motherland.
"A creature of llaht of love, of sir,
I should bare bo part in tbe rude world'
"But over thy breast, austere and old,
My wanuth and beauty 1 should eufold,
"While thine to shield me from all alarms.
And daunt the storms with tby mighty
But the oak replied: "To me. It seems
You are much Inclined to idle dreams.
"Folks teem to think I can work and work
Just to let you baug around and shirk.
"I'll let you love me; I'll bear your song,
But you must bustle and help aloug.
And the little vine replied: "I'll try."
But her leaves drooped low; she bad to
And deeper, deeper, without a moan,
She braced her roots and she stood alone,
The wind blew bard, and, unhelped, at
She loosed bcr bold and ahe faced the
Then cried the oak: "Alack, alas,
That such a thlug should come to pass!
"The vine bus from my shelter fled
And Daunts a wicked, saucy bead."
But than, complaining soft and low.
She blushed: "I did not wish to go.
"I stsnd alone, you know, I trust
Not 'cause I would, but 'cause I must"
THIEVES 'ON BOARD.
"Mrs. Melhurst's compliments, sir,
aud would you please come down to
ber stateroom Immediately?"
I bad Just shut myself Into my little
oQice on deck, having run through thu
ship's ucounts before turning In that
I bad scarcely got my accounts fairly
In hand when I was Interrupted by
slight tap at the door. 1 arose at once
aud opened It, and there stood Mrs
Melhurst's Canadian maid, with flush
ed face and nervous, agitated manner.
1 switched off the electric light, lock
ed the door, aud hurried away after
"her. When I got to Mrs. Melhurst's
stateroom I saw at once that something
bad occurred to cause ber serious anx
lety. Tbe berth, the couch, and even
the floors, were littered with the con
tents of cabin trunks and hand bags,
In the midst of the confusion stood the
lady herself, looking decidedly perplex
ed and anoyed.
"This Is very singular, Mr. Morse,"
she said, pointing to an empty Jewel
case which lay open upon the upper
berth. "My diamond ornaments are
"How did It happen r
"I cannot possibly tell you. At din
ner this evening I happened to men'
tlou to Mrs. Latimer that I bad picked
up a certain crescent-shaped brooch on
the continent. She expressed a wish to
see It. When the tables were cleared I
came In here, took out tbe brooch, and
left the Jewel case lying on the berth,
iu i wnen i got tacK me case was
"How long were you absent?"
"Not more than half au hour."
"You are sure you bad the key ot
your cabin In your possession all the
"Positively. I never let It out of mj
bnnd while I was In the saloon."
I examined the lock carefully, but
there was absolutely nothing to show
that It had been tampered with.
I had Just got to the bead of the sa
toon stair wnen i nenra aome oue
bounding up after me, three or four
steps at a time. I turned and saw Mr.
Carter, who, by the way, had made sev
eral voyages with us on previous occa
"I Bny, Mr. Morse," be said, taking
me confidentially by the arm, "you'vo
got some queer customers on board this
"Why, someone's gone and walked oft
with my sliver cigarette case, a couple
of rings, aud a pnlr of gold "
"Tell me exactly what has hap
'My dear fellow, how can I? It Is
enough to puzzle a Philadelphia law
yer.' You see, I went to my stateroom
after dinner I can swear to that and
I remember slinging my cigarette case.
rings, and a pair of gold sleeve links
ou the upper berth. Then I put on my
dressing gown, stretched myself upon
the couch, and had a downright good
snooze. When I got Up about Ave min
utes ago, I found my trinkets bad van
ished." I lost no time In hunting up the cap
tain, and made hi in acquainted with
the state of affairs. He was Just as
much puzzled as I was myself. We
both questioned the Indy closely, but
her replies did not tend to throw any
light on the singular occurrence.
For the next few days we had no
further complaints. Tbe thief was evi
dently "lying low," wnltlng until tran
quillity wns restored before making a
fresh attempt. Meanwhile I kept my
We happened to hove a passenger on
board a Brazilian, named de Castro
who was a bit of a mystery to me air
through the voyage. But for the fact
that I had conclusive evidence to show
he could not have been directly con
cerned lu the robberies for Inquiries
proved be had remained on deck the
whole evening he certainly would
have been treated to a private inter
view lu the captain's cabin.
Nothing further occurred to excite
suspicion until the Inst day or two of
the voyage. Then, one evening after
dinner, word was brought to me that
three other staterooms bad been rifled
lu the same mysterious manner.
When the alarm reached me I hap
pened to be standing In my deck oftlee.
I had Id my hand twenty sovereigns.
I didn't wait to lock up the gold; I sim
ply placed It on my desk, switched oO
tbe light and hurried away. I bad no
fear for the safety of the sovereigns,
my door having a particularly Intricate
lock, In which I took care to turn the
key before leaving.
I remained below for an hour or so,
but as In tbe other cases, I was utterly
unuble to make heud or tall of them.
Vexed and bewildered, I went back to
my ottlce, uulocked tbe door, turned on
the light, aud-my little pile of gold
Then 1 managed to pull myself to
gether, and took a look around my lit
tle cabin. In the course of my observa
tions my eye happened to rest ujion the
porthole, which stood wide open, the
weather being oppressively hot.
I went outside and thrpst my arm In
through the opeulng, but my hand did
not reach within fully two yards of the
desk. Still, It struck me as being the
only way by which a thief could get
the money, and I determined to put
my theory to a practical test.
I went straight up to a young Anierl
can gentleman, who I kuew had a great
many trlnketa lu his stateroom, aud
was rather careless, too, lu the way be
left them lying about.
"Don't show any surprise," I whls
pored, glancing around at the other oc
cupants of the saloon, "but might I ask
whether your stuterooiu Is locked
"And the portholo open?"
"I should say so! I don't want to
And the place as stuffy aa the engine
room when I go to turn In."
"Well, Just puss me your key. 1
want to try a llttlo experiment Walt
till I'm gone and then stroll up on
deck. Let yourself be seen on the low
er deck particularly but dou t pay too
close attention to anyone you may no
tice loitering there."
I went and shut myself lu his state
room, crouching down so that I could
Just keep an eye on the porthole over
the top of the lower berth.
Suddenly, as I glanced np at the port
hole, my blood ran cold, and In all my
life I never hud such dllllculty to keep
down a yell. In the dim light I saw a
long, thin, hnlry arm thrust In through
the opening. The next moment a
small black hand had fastened upon a
leather case lying close to the window,
and withdrew It as quick as thought a!
I dashed up the saloon stairs and
made for the lower deck. There, Just
about the spot where I Judged the
stateroom to be situated, I came face
to face with the Brazilian De Castro,
Suddenly, a happy thought flashed
through my mind. I turned round and
sprang down the saloon stairs, run
ulng full tilt against the chief steward,
who was standing at the bottom.
'Get me a handful of nuts quick!" I
The Brazilian hnd moved away a lit
tie toward the stern. I went close up,
stood right In front of him, and theu
began deliberately to crack the nuts.
Presently I saw a corner of the cape
drawn aside, and behind a pair of
small, gleaming eyes fixed greedily on
It was enough. My suspicions were
confirmed. The moment I laid my
hands upon him I heard a vicious snarl
under his cape: It was pulled suddenly
aside, and out flew a monkey.
When searched, Mrs. Melhurst's dia
monds, Mr. Carter's cigarette case and
rings, and a miscellaneous collection of
other valuables were found ou htm. Iu
his stateroom we discovered a perfor
ated box, apparently Intended for the
use of the monkey, who wns evident
ly quite as accomplished as his master.
ORIGIN OF TABLE UTENSILS.
Even During the Middle Ages People
Ate with Their Fingers
The use of the fork dates back only
to the seventeenth century. The old
Greeks, although their civilization was
much advanced, ate with their fingers,
as gracefully as possible. Plutarch
mentions the rules to be followed when
eating with the lingers, and this Is oue
of the most Interesting passages In his
description of antique customs. In tho
middle agea people still ate with their
fingers. It Is true enough that ablu
tions took place before and after a
meal, but "till, that custom was any
thing but clean. Each of the guests at
a dinner wns first offered a baslu and a
pitcher of water, and It was bnd form
to help one' self to any of the viands
before having carefully washed hands
Goldsmiths Anally Invented forks, but
at first they were objects of luxury,
and were used only at times when they
might Just aa well have been done with
out The first mention of forks Is made
lu a document dated 1300, which says
that Pierre Gaveston, the favorite of
Edward II., possessed three "furehes
tee" (forks) for eating pears, cheese
anu sandwiches. It was more than 300
years later before forks were used for
fish and meat
About tjje second decade of the sev
enteenth century a picture of the Royol
Prince of France shows that he carried
a ca.to containing a kulfe, a spoon and
wlint looks very much like a fork.
Glasses and drinking cups were first
first made of wood or tin. In the fif
teenth century Venice manufactured
the wonderful glassware which re
placed on the table of the "Slegneurs"
the heavy oaken or metal cups formerly
used. Fgg cups were not known pre-
lous to the fifteenth century, and even
In the sixteenth century they were rath
er scarce aud had no distinct name.
They were described as "an article In
which to place and hold an egg," or "a
silver thing to place an egg In."
Salt cellars also date from the fif
teenth century. Goldsmiths excelled
In making artistic salt cellars, and the
one modeled for King Francis I. of
France by Benvenuto Cellini was a
wonderful work of art. People In gen
eral did not kuow the use of suit cellars
nd even among wealthy families It
was the custom to break a piece of
bread and to place the salt for each
Individual upon the bread. Philadel
The whole Yukon region Is afflicted
by clouds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes,
accompanied by a vindictive ally In the
shape of a poisonous black fly.
Our Average Welsh,
The weight of the average-sized man
is 140 pounds; of the woman, Vtt
r a MB)
i.ui.nn one confided
,.r..it. Morirvnian his difficulty
an OIU nrnu ... - ,.
. .1.. vi.ih double 1. iU"
in mastering me ..v.. --
: uA "Put the tip of your
apostolic tongue In the roof of your
. ... mwi Hum hiss
episcopal mouin, my
like a gander."
The father of a lawyer now well
known In Sun Francisco, was in u. i
Illness talking with a clergyman, win n
the hitter asked him If be hud made
his peace with God. "sir." re
old gentleman, "the I-ord and I have
never bad any troume.
(Tl. .1 Din.'alia nttPA fill d a colored ser
jiiau Dint .hi.
. Limrinn nnmed MatlKiu
tiiiii " """ ,. u
who one morning smashed a large Ulsn
.i... i.sr ".'iin t have vou broken
now, you d d black Idiot 7" exclaimed
her muster. Matilda mecwy respu.""
"Tttiu't de fo'tb commandment, bress
. nii.l In Dudley the inspector
was examining the second class In ge
ography. Pointing to tne ivonu
u. ..i,t. vn. iwivtf n-hv does not the
lie nil".. ..v", -. -
water of this sea run over tho land
when so many rivers are always run
ning Into It?" All the boys In tho class
seemed puzzled for some time, but at
last one little boy put out his hand as
a signal that he knew. "v nni uo
.i.ii.l- n.w lxu-r said tho Inspector.
'"Cos the fishes drlnklu' It," was the
Wort loiiit before ho ppround
ai viftnr Ilium n'hn wfli vexed thnt
the tragic beauties of his "Le Bol
s'amuHe" bad been turned Into operatic
effects, to attend a performance of
"JUgoletto." He succeeded nt length,
nmi Hum snt In the box with the com-
nininr nmi llntened to the oicrn. But
not a word did he speak. Verdi's Impa
tience cot the better of him, and ho
asked: "Well, what sny you about the
quartet, for Instance?' "Miow me n
way lu which four persons can lie per
mitted to sneak simultaneously,' re
plied the poet "and I will write some
thing more beautiful than your quar
tet." A certain learned professor In New
York hns a wife and family, but professor-like,
his thoughts are always
with his books. One evening his wife,
who hnd been out for some hours, re
turned to find the house rennrkably
nulet. She hnd left the chlldicn play
ing about, but uow they were nowhere
to be seen, tslie asked wliat nau necome
of them, and the nrofessor explained
thnt, as they had mode a good deal of
noise, he had put them to bed without
waiting for her or calling n maid. "I
hone they gave you no trouble," she
said. "No," replied the professor,
"with the exception of the one In tbe
cot here. He objected a good deal to
my undressing him nnd putting lilin to
bed." The wife went to Inspect the
cot. "Why," she exclaimed, "that's lit
tle Johnny Green, from next door."
One hard winter, when sickness came
to the poorly paid pastor of a certain
Vim- T-"n L'ln nil church, his flock deter
mined to meet at his house and offer
prayers for the speedy recovery of the
sick ones and for material blessings
miin tha lifiRtnr'M fiiniHv. Whlla nun
ot the deniHtns wns offerlnir n fervent
prayer for blessings upon the pastor's
nouseiioiu, mere was a loud Knock at
the door. When the door was onencd.
a stout fanner boy wns seen. "What
do you waut, boy?' asked one of tho
elders. "I've brought pa's Prayers."
replied the boy. "Brought pa's pray
ers? What do you mean?" "Yep,
lirmiirht Ills nriivern. nn' thniin nut In
the wagon. Just help me, nn' we'll get
'em In." Investigation disclosed the
fact that "pa's prayers" consisted of
potatoes, flour, bacon, cornmenl, tur-
lllna. million n-nt-iii ..lutliltn, n,l l...
, ..'.i,,, ,,,iu n ii,i
of Jellies for the sick ones. The prayer
meeting adjourned In short order.
Edison as an Kdltor.
In her "The Life Story of Edison"
Mrs. Sitrnh A. Tooley relates the fnl.
lowing concerning the Wizard:
"Having been so successful as a
news seller. Edison lost no time In ho.
coming an editor nnd publisher, aud
What need of help? He knew how types
He had a dauntless spirit, and a press.
"True. Tom Edison's tiress mitr Mn.
aisled of a disused set of type purchased
for a nominal sum. and his enmiiinnH
printing office aud editorial sanctum
wns a dilapidated luggage van. Imt i
possessed an advantage of which even
Printing House Square cannot bonst- lt
was migratory. The van converted m
this novel purpose wns attached to the
train on the Grand Trunk Railway, of
which the young editor wns nmnin.
and appropriately enough the paper
waseninieu tne urand Trunk Herald.'
A further venture was Taul Pry, In
which, If one may be excused a pun,
the editor 'pryed' Into things In too free
a manner: nnd some lnliviiiimi i..
, .t.uutn, mi-
censed nt his fun at their expense,
dipped him Into the river to cool his
imagination. Further disaster followed
when one day a phosphorus bottle up
set In his laboratory and nearly set tuo
train on fire. The conductor promptly
removed Edison and all his apparatus,
printing and chemical, on to the plat
form at the next stopplug pluce.
"It was a bitter moment, of which
Mr. Edison cannot think without feel
ing over again the sense of utter hope
lessness and desolation which came
upon him when he saw the train whirl
ing off while he stood alone and for
saken among his broken gods, his ear
tingling with a brutal box which In
Jured his hearing for life,"
An Erect Carriage,
A gymnasium director of long ex
perience disapproves shoulder braces
They weaken, so he thluks the muscles
whose function It Is to keep the shoul
ders In their normal position. This
they do In two ways: by relieving the
muscles of their work, and by putting
a constraint upon them and so depriv
ing them of a normal supply of blood
Instead of artificial shoulder braces
tbe director recommends the frequent
and persistent use of exercises special
ly adapted to promote an erect car
It Is not enough, he says, to work an
hour or so dally In a gymnoslura. The
proper exercises should be taken many
times a day. and therefore should be of
a sort that can be practiced anywhere
and without special apparatus. Some
of tbe habits and exercises on which
be lays stress are at follows:
i Malta It a rule to keep the
of the neck close to tbe back of
2. Boll the shoulder backward
8. Try to squeeze the shoulder blades
together many times a flay.
a Rtnnil erect at short Intervals
Ing the duy "heud up, chlu In, chest
out, shoulders buck."
5. Wulk or stand with the bunds
clasped behind the head and the elbows
0. Walk nlioiit, or even run np stairs,
svltb from ten to forty pounds on
,.n nt Him liend.
7. Try to look at the top of your high
cut vest or your necktie.
h i'1-iietlcfl the arm movements
breast stroke swimming while stand
Ing or walking,
n Until the arms behind the back
10, Carry a cane or umbrella behind
tbe small of tho back or behinu
11. Tut the bands on the hips, with
elbows back und fingers forward.
12. Walk with the thumbs la
nrmhnlcs of tllO vest.
13. When walking swing the arms
nnd shoulders strongly backward
14. Stand pow and then during the
day with all tho posterior parts of the
lKjdy, so fur as possible, loucmng a ver
15. Look upward as you walk ou tbe
sunny side of the street.
Tim fnri'L'olnif exercises. It will
seen, are happily varied, and are, many
of them, such as con be prncticea
anybody In almost any occupation,
lie cannot use ono. he can another
The director goes on to sny that even
In a gymnasium a man must be on
IiIh mmrd n en I list forms of exercl
thnt tend to Induce a stooping posture
"As round shouldered as a gymnast,
lie says, has almost passed Into a prov
He recommends also what he calls
n lie shed exercise. "Stand oft. the
buck of head, the back shoulders and
the heels by arching the back," and re
peat the operation a dozen times or so.
LIFE IN SMALL CITIES.
More Comfort and Happiness than la
"The higher salaries of tbe larger
cities Is, perhaps, what attracts young
men more potently than any other fae
tor." writes Edward W. Bok, In the
Ladles' Home Journal, pointing out
"Where Success Awaits Young Men"
In the Binnller cities. "But, unfortu
nately," he says, "as thousands of
young meu have found for themselves,
these salaries are not so high as tbey
were led to believe, nor will the city
Income buy as much In tbe metropolis
as they bargained for. A salary of $2,
000 a year In the big city will not bring
a young man the comfortable living
which one thousand dollars a year
means to him In the smaller commuul
ty. With a far more moderate salary
the rising young clerk, manager or bus
Iness man In the small city lives like a
king In comparison to the man of equal
position In the large center. If he earns
a thousand or two a year he bus his
own little home, by lease or purchase
For $25 per mouth be con have his own
pretty cottage, with God's pure sun
shine on four sides of It. His children
have their own grass-plot forthuir play-
ground. His porch Is his evening pleas
ure aud his Sunday delight. Trees
shade his street, cool bis rooms, and
nmke living a comfort His friends live
all around him. He knows the man
who lives next door. His neighbor'
children are his children's playmates.
Ills social life has a meaning to It: It U
a Joy and on exhilaration to him. When
be goes out lu the evening It Is Into a
homo gathering where every face Is
familiar, and where ho Is known aud
welcomed. He has time to read, some'
thing which the man lu the larger city,
whom he envies, has not. His church
Im to him like a family gntherhig every
Sunday morning. The man In the pul
pit Is his pastor, who, perhaps, has bap
tized him, married hlni, and will bap
tize and marry his children. Respect
ed lu his circle of friends, every step
of progress In his business Is known to
them, nnd Is the cause for cougrntuln-
tlou. He la within easy walking dis
tance or trolley ride of his place of
business. To his wife his home Is her
Joy, and not her care. She has time for
her children, her home, her social du
ties, her reudlng and her church. Tho
blood of health rushes through the
veins of his children as they sleep and
play In an unpolluted atmosphere. Life
means something to such a man: It
means hnpplness the true measure of
"Is there a man named Bailey living
in this neighborhood?" asked a man on
horseback of a bnrefooted urchin stand
ing Idly by before a cabin lu the back
"I dunno,' 'Avns the reply. "I'll ask
Jim. Su-a-y, Jim! Is there a man named
Bailey round hyar any pluce?"
Jim was an older boy, who wns play
ing with a lean yellow dog.
"I dunno," said Jim. "Ask Liz."
Lla was a tall, barefooted girl stand
ing in the cabin doorway.
"I dunno If there Is or If there ain't.
I'll nsk ma. Ma! There ain't no fnm'ly
named Bailey rouud hyar, Is there?"
"Not as I know of. Ask pa."
'To! Is there a family named Bailey
"Never heerd of 'em. Ask yer grnn'.
"Gran'pnp! Is there any Baileys
A grizzled old man came to the door
and peered over the shoulder of Lis.
"Hey?" he asked.
"Is there a man named Bailey livlu
round hyar? This man on the boss
wants to know."
"There used to be," said "grau'pap ,
"but I dunno whnr he lives now. I'll
And in a moment or two he came
back to the door and called out:
"Gran'ma'am says she thinks he'
dead, but you ride on to the cabin at
the fork of the road 'bout six mile from
hyar, an' they kin tell you If he's dead
or If he ain't, an' whar he Is." Youth'
"Were there any good-looking girls
at your hotel r
"Yes, Indeed, my dear fellow-perfect
belles-un, .U toUed'-Uarper1. Buaar.
Robert Hlchena. ZrT
duced a monienim-.
ouceu a momentary ! TJ
.... WCan or fiction k-
another novel. It bear. " nH
Londoners." ,h "Us, t3
Miss Violet Hunt'. . i 1
Unkind!" named aft', a "J
reele,l..hr,y to "pir 55! H
l true of Mrs. m, LuI'. Th-1
Jamea Otis, the ln,i,....
uven le ti,. of .(,;;;;u'
two bWorleal.torieif 'r
on. They are called -K k
Fort Schuyler" aud "Tb. ai.
Of '70." to;J
J. Edward Newbergpr ...
the author of a luoughiftu 1
on "The Development .,,
Interference by the FeoW&Ir
Servant." ,,lw to
James Bchouler. hsrin. .. . .
manuscript of his "Co,u,llml0'j
les, has turned bla atti-titloa lotLt?
lirnin (.!. .... . """Wis-.
embracing the period of tbe ciru .
It la 1..H....I ih.i .1.1. ...... . W8B.
...... ., ,,, w,y J-fc.,
nublleatlnn m.. " M
j t ar,
Ernest Datidet, with ths
ernry activity that dUtlnp,!,,, 'V,
Is at work on several book, Tlni!
to appear In all probability m u
VnliniA f1nn1l, ...1.1.
and cons st nn !nrin.i - .
.." 7'- ''Mift
t.Mtn, i. jiiuuei Harlot ben
Intimate terms with tin lit Dokt
En.lle Zola's "Paris," tmnn.
among the forthcoming Dubl!i..n..
.i... . .. v.- "v- a
me currrui season, will Dot lpr.
tW.1 .....1, '
viuK lunii uuiii enr;v in iwm
translator has entered Into nuZ
meiit wMb one of the leadlni LoiHoa
"""i" r senai iiMue la Gnat
Britain. The volume will bt 'ghtiT
shorter than "Lourdes," md vq l
divided lulo five book, neb j
chapters. Mr. Vlzetelly ujt: "lira
probably come as a surprU to a
les and readers of M. ZuVinwwrwr
works. It w 111 be a genuine nortl, tjj
uo dissertations and no dltrmioai
From first to Inst It will be brimful
life and action, lit the same Um p
seutlng a klneldoseoplc picture of n
classes of the Parlslnn conitnumtj 8
me enu or tne nineteenth ntu7."
A friend who hns recently vtiftsj i
H. Crockett at St Andrewi, unf
him: "He has two typo-wrltlni u. '
chines of unusual size and itnirk
that be bad made especially for bit in
use at a cost of $.7)0 eicb, in b
worktt on these at lightning pic, lot
that Is not all he will carry on i pi
eral conversation with I roomful 4
people while he Is writing out 1 107
on the machine. Now, I bare hurt
compositors talk while letting type !
but they were merely copying, wbtiw
Mr. Crockett was writing out orlgiul
matter. Usually he worki alone, be
ginning at about S o'clock in tbe mora-
Ing, and when he cornea down to bntk-
fast at 0 he has 5.000 words vritta
out. He seems to be Inexbiuitllu
aud Is certainly Indefatigable. Bt
six feet four Inches tall, welgta
pounds, aud Is as nimble 111 est"
Gen. Iw Wallace baa been ill
since the publication of bla Triune1
India." The announcement of i w
book from his pen Is, therefore,
Indeed. It Is called "Tbe Woolnr i
Malkatoon: Commodus," ind roauia
two pooms, with Illustration by F. T,
DuMond and J. It Weguello, u
Woolne of Malkatoon" li 1 lore toty.
the scene of which Is la tbe Ortot
The hero, a chivalrous youth, wbllen
the ehnse. meets his fate. Acting onto
conditions Imposed by the maid's fals
er, he goes forth Into the word
and tfnre that which will lecure w
her band. "Commodus" U 1 PJ
founded upon a dramatic inciom
the time of Home's greatest power w
l . l.j irk
glory. Mnternus, a slave who o '
prated himself, gathered iboiH lBJ
band of freebooters that Anally WW
Borne, Maternus being ilaln
vnln attempt to kill the Enipwr
capture the throne.
Perfection of chrystuntbemum
. 1.. i..... rniiiln their lw
lure is iu umc nn
healthy as long as possible.
.... .1 tha IUO0S
ts lose tlieir leaves emu -be
smull. Sometimes tbe llM
leaves ore attacked by a ptf-
which cnuses tuein w r -
. .... ...... ,nopiinfe 01 (
v. un ine iiri ui'i-" .
,slte the leaves should be syri
. . 1,, ilnn SuBr
copper "P '"". .
these attncKS are eu -
villi: me iwnro v .
. tn tiiwnilir "
,t of KOodfood. fi.,.---
Impossible lor nn.- r
healthy vegeuiii"- -..
;....i. .honine res 1W
s thnt 1
U tney num" " a
when the plant l
nter, or a u.... -c,
Is the precaution to be u ?
itly weakened Itf110'
to become too uij. -
cultivators can enslly
On tueotner """'"""
ter In t
:he earth Is also "'J1'"""".
that, to have healthy pWjJ
boxes In wnicn
be so arranged tlmt uw
,w Instrument onV
ustrlan newspapw ( f
! fire-arms and tne
the 111 it
illleuse which - 0
,st Invented 0 new , .,, j
Is ana aiscu."
There are in." - ,
experiments with W
ve been highly
an Id to
uer permits V""-
shots to tne -tH 1
.n i.a earn"
rated by a
dentist, h nnivlnl "
with a row
ajvmv , v, ... - .
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