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Eugene City Guard.
I. 1. CAMFIII L, rrarttr.
H ,'GKNE CITY.
A circular law truit It the lotcst.
That's an ugly nl l- to monkey with.
Many MM to think tint If the tuition
by Itself dlgt out tin- Nicaragua Caual
It will bo a big MMfh
Out In a Western city there l a
preacher nanus! Rowerflud. lie oiiKht
to lie a good partner In a miff game of
The broom corner I expected to clean
out the mall manufacturer, ami r
Imp the anw rtlon that It will do M I
not too awe'ilrig.
(letting ariulttel of ee majente on
the ground of Intoxication I not likely
to prove a itrlklng tempcraucu argu
ment In the Ian. I of II..- KiiIm r.
Kvery rohtM-r who hold a man up la
dciK-rlheO afterwanl a being a "very
tall man." Ami the mini held up uu
ally Umli hlmaelf very short,
A Yale divinity MMM li said to
have stolen !, Ixmkn. I'rohahly they
are of a theidoglcul character, and It
waa Just bis way of getting religion.
A Western Judge hint decided that
poker I uot a game of chance. Fiob
hi. I) that Judge never give a man n
chance wheu cngngisl In a Utile guiue.
A f. ii. al.- hurglar wai found under a
bed In New York. In the coming equal
Ity of the sexes luuat man acquit tie
female hahlt of looking under the bed'
It apM-ar that the trl colored rfbbM
with Hlilch tin- seals are attachiil to
tl.e great treuty of MMM algiiod ul I'ur
I w lorn off a lamlam boi. How
Kii ly' motor hai been an egreglou
failure an a uioior, but pMMMlMJI tl
the la ten I meeting of tin- Kn-ly KMB
pany prove that It I tlll uurlvuled a
It doesn't ay Herman I not In
teiiMdy Interfiled In prohlliltlng Amerl
run snuango Unit no m-u.nper there
ha su fur referred to It aa an Ihalumv
of the government's lluk eyed watch
Mia Helen tloukl'l role In life la Hint
of u bcncnVciit fnlry prluce. Probably
It ha It i nii H'iiHnt loiin. but one shod
der to think of the amlou Inquirer!
nllli II.. Ir mulllludlliou eye fixed
upon the wuud.
In all hi bitter complaluta agnlnat
thla country IMHM Ido hn not ulier.il
a Mord whl. h mild be construed na n
reproach to Mia Jeaale Keltic) for Hie
fullure to carry out her aide of the
p. a c agreement. Thla la genuine gnl
..t siitl-ll.l with trying to kick
Hn ii i u Clans off lii pod. kimI. MM very
learned piranha Hunt to banish Mother
iMMVl atorlea, clilllulllg they ale false
Ii.mhU. After having uc.omplUh.il tl.
highly coinmeii.lubli. Job ll would not
lie a ImiiI I. leu If they tackle the mall
MM rumor Hint the moon I made of
"New occasion tench new dntle,"
ml It may well In- il.u the MW MUM
of peiii-H will prove harder In l. ai ii and
more difficult to fulfil Ihuu th.me of
war. In lime of Hnr It la comparative
y caay to rnlly nil Ml M the aupport
ef the fatherland, and the one thing
to do la to win the victory. Hut In
pence counsel ure divided, an. I there U
a call, uot for the heroic virtue of the
warrior, but for the tin t ami wisdom,
ml nlaivc all, the Juallee an. I truth, of
the afatisamau. Our country hna not
taeu lucking In either, and It will m.t
do for ll to be lucking In cither MW.
Mr. Htend roirt In the In nl.ni
Pally t'broiilcle Hint whervver he go.
Iq Kurope he llmla the governing
. in--. - undemanding, nud to oiue c
tent using, the Kngllah In tig na a c At
the court of St. Petersburg It I the
household tongue; the t'xnr, the l iar
lua and their clilldren tut I l I in 1 1 y Use
It In eouveraiilloti Willi each other.
There I ail old aylng that the tongue
of earth are many, bin of heaven only
one. Then the growth of one hiliguage
toward universal Use an. I tl.e Kugll-li
language U making It may well be
reckoned a growth toward the divine
If the French navy hna really to
cured a practicable auhmarlnt lorpcdo
IhhiI the .raft will give I rumv a .Ma
tin. I advantage over oilier naval povv
pro. Hut It will require more tlian
tutrix ir cvpcrluiciiti lo demonstrate the
Milne of the dcatioycr. luvcnlora have
ba ii working on aubiuurlne taut t for
Itfty year, and while aome of them
notably Holland have apparently
Ml trad the problem theoretically, the
furl ivmalut thul no navy yet p -.-. a
Vcaael of the aubmnrltie type which
ha proved lia adaptability to the out
dltlult of actual warfare. Ii a one
thing tu make I r In I trip In landlocked
harlh.i- under favorable comlllloua. II
la ipilte another to face the peril of
the oeu aea mid a vigilant foe. If the
French have IkmI cnahlc of facing
thoae coudltlou they have the whip
hand even of Ureal llrltalu. ll will,
however, lake actual war lo MM
Irate the fact.
The Tall Mull Unt.itu reuurki: "It
tnk h a boM n. in lo gel op and any that
It la tolh!e lo have too much te, hid
cal education, bill Df, t'relghtou goca
Ulgh a.iylng ll." The rcinnrka lo w hich
the linietle refer Were made by the
hlahop of London In hi recent addre
to the college of that city. In which he
rciunrktsl upon Ida liew lldci in. nt ut
finding how many aubjecla of kuovvl
edge titer are In the world. Mtcclnl
lam III knowledge hat MM to lake the
place of an all round education of for
liter dny. when, a the hlahop ay, he
tlldled "thing III general." I'll a I Dure
re certain hclicltla In thla apeclallia
lion of knowledge Hr. freight. n rvn.l
lly ditilla, but he reminded hi hearer
that the training lu thece apeclal tub
Jeela waa, after all, only a part of ami
ulNirdluale lo the Irilnlug of llf. I...
much specialisation la apt I obscnt a
sens of proportion, ami alio, a t,
hlahop any, to dull that 'mental alert
ue" the atlalnuii'tit of which I otic of
the higheat scqulremciits of a true edu
cation. No one It more helpleat than
an rerge eipert or tpeclalltt when
rlrcumataucet Interfere with lilt fol
lowing bit choaen purault. lilt train
lug bat given him a special. Ml M
erl. aptitude, which, while at time of
the MJMM value. I alio t other tltnoa
of pracllcalll nn rnltie. There la too
much rtdlnnce upon pcclnlUm and M
enough uiHin Indlvlduallain a factor
In MMM In Ihe great tcnool of life -
Met which not a few rlear bended
thinker of the day are iH gltiiilng to
A Brnilllnn merchant hna recently
called upon an A Ml Ml Jobbing MMM
for a peculiar article of ei-irt. He
.vnntcd 10 buy aupply of diplomat or
degreet from American whoolt of
medicine, law. il.-rnlatry nd civil en
gineering. It MM that the practice
of theae prof.-..loi, In llraxll rcpilrc
a dlpl'.mn or a degree, ami n the for
eign article It tery acceptable, MM
Hrardllatia prefer to buy tt " I
kin" rather than MMl the tiM ''!
tudy In acpilrlng the knowledge
which It repreaenit. Hodor Johnaon.
In eommenlliig once upon nn liiHtltu
Hon that wai .dllng Ita hoiiora. re
markid Hint It wa "getting rich by
degree." Thl It the opportunity that
the llraclllnti lmH.rter offer, but It I
probable that the authorities' there will
lie nb rt enough promptly to tuppr. a
lUt-b a fraud.
Nothing ran atop thla country but our
own folly. Within ten month the
Hal. I win locomntlve Work hn re
ceived two order from Chili, the -olid
In-lng for cistern engine. When
we think how vnat rc the polhllltlca
of railroad building In China and how
IHMfllH It hna MM t mnke a tnrl
there the evidence of pronclit activ
ity ure moat gratifying. The llrat rond
contructcd lu the empire run from
Khiiughal to Wooaung. a dlalnni-e of
only twelve mile. It wna built without
the aanctlon of the govcniineiit, and
was purchased by the niilhorlHc ami
UMJ up after It had MM In MMYMsM
nlanit a year. Thl wit an Into na
I;'. "7, or only tlauit twenty MM!
ago. The rSN-rlmeiit wn not eu r
uglng to the glorlou fellowahlp of pro
moter. Hut out of a MSl rullwuy,
VMM first MfftM w na a abort coal cur
rier, a line of colialderitble length hits
U-en developed, w Id. Ii now runs from
Tlcii Tain, a ahort dltnuce south of
I'cklug. down to mid nloiig the c.asl of
the litllf of I'e. hill. It w as III 1MB that
Ho- Emperor ordered Ho- construction
of s Mm- from Hie capital to Hankow,
on Hie Yung Tin Itlvcr, and confldtvd
the tusk In part to 1,1 Hung Chung.
Hliicc then the country hna la-en alive
with would lie MMMtMsMMj but
their MjM work hna hecu lu the way
of w ire pulling rather than lu Hint of
rail laying, nud I.I Hung Chang's lui
pcrlnl rond bus Im-cii one of the heat eg
amples Imaginable of compliance wllh
Ihe lull X I III "Mllke hliate al,.wly." Hut
ll Is Ihe beginnings Hint nre moat try
ing In combating oriental incthoda and
orl. nlnl prejudice, nml thoae altleeii
Huldwln locomotive may In' regarded
na effective pioneer of elv Illall.. n It
will nol be long before riillwny nre
conshlcrell to In' lmllaN'Unble lu "111
nn, na the) nre Ml MM nud the gr. al
empire ahouhl In-coiiii' Hie wlla.lUe of
builder and of MBMfMMMn of mil
nml rolling stock. Tin- United MMM
mil! get the chief Is-lie lit from this
progresalolt, na we. an now ameesaful
ly MMMM nguliial Hie world. In every
nveinie of human nclltlly I n. le Saii
lends Ihe procession. "Nothing cuu sloy
Hid you ever realise t lint planting nd
Tcrtlalug wns like planting fruit trees
You couldn't cSieet n whole wagon
load of tipples the llrsl year. Nell Iter
would you tear the triv up by the root,
nl the end of the MMM If that wagon
I. .ad of fruit were nol forthcoming. Yet
you run a big L'tirlttinat ad . and eg
pivt a carload of sales, ami Jutt be
muae you didn't do na much a your
neighbor over lu the other orchard, w ho
has MM tending lilt tree for years, yon
yank your advertisement out of Hie
paper, nml any, "Ailverlltlng doesn't
pay." We wouldn't NtptCl you to gel
married to ndvcrllalng the llrsl time
you made Ita ncipinlulaiice. any more
than we would expect you to marry the
first girl who winked al you on the
H reel. N'cvvapnpcrdoin.
A DmMI Hog.
Intelligent dog are tunny, but not
every dog, even though Intelligent, enu
be tnilghl to gather lb. wets for Its Ml
ler as a certain (MMM seller, unined
Month, I said to do. Her master. Hon
MM Harlmt. write of her lu the
Chasseur I'm t Line.
In June. Is'.'.'. ., xx :t I k N'slde the
MM of Alton, Savoy, a friend ii ml
I tried to reach MM vvuler lllle wllh
our . ancs. bul will.. ml aiiccess. Sis Ing
till liner hloasoiu out lii the wnler, I
MlM Nontli. and threw MMM toward
Iheiu In order to I nd me her to go fot
She cciiicd to undersiand at MM
plungvs.1 In, and MWlMJ and going
brought Mowers enough lo till the Ml
kol. The glinnU present could hardly
U'lleve Ihelr eye. The dog loweretl
her bend helical h Ihe w ater ao na lo cut
the MM at a certain dlaiamv from
Thla snine dog wa useful to her maa
tcr In another way. One winter Ml
big the cutcred lit stud) with a ttlek
of vv.ssl held hclweeU her Jnvvt. She
ilepoallisl Ihe w.sxl lu Ihe flrv...
went down Ihe alcp and brought an
oiher, and continued her tMvuialhin un
HI the supply of W'ssl MMMd M Ml
aufncleiit. w hen the reluru.sl to her
place by the flrv lo enjoy Ihe results of
Iter lalair. She certainly term to be
a dog of a practical turn of mind.
A Isvy learna Jual ao much lu akallng.
and then atop. Hoy do nothing on
Ihe M now ha I Isiyt did uot do thlity
THE MAKING OF A SHOE.
1 1. . . nil ' (irnlu lla Mmlc W.inderful
I ... i.i t - l'i the Operation.
It I a far cry from the cobbler of
fifty year ago. tilting on hit little
jeucb pegglug away at the pair of boe
for hit neighbor, w hich mutt lie done
on the morrow, to the modern methodt
mid machine for thoe manufacture.
Nolwllhstunillng the fact that science
hn made tremendous advance and
Invention lint done mighty thluga In al
most every braic h of Industrial life,
somehow or other, moat eope fctlll
k"cp In their minds the vision of the
s'liM-maker of old, iM-mllng over U'n
Ml and pntleinly liorlngand stitching,
now ami then stopping lo wns over
hi thread. Hut fur different I It now.
Machines, with Hie most astonish. ng a1'-
oiiipllshineiitt, Hiuml and hammer ami
stitch lu place of Hie human hands
which lent ihcmtclvci to this work In
the former time. And yet It seem to
one w atching the pro.-etsi s, ns If hu
mini hands were totnewhere MMM
In theae case of Iron, so deft and won
derful un' the parts, l-'unry a machine
which can cut nnd tew MOO button
hole a dny nml then revolve In your
mind the long mid weary tolling of the
tired fingers which might have the
same amount of work to do. In tome
MM a pnlr of shoci goci through 1.1U
d .t I net pmccaac In the coure of Ita
manufacture. A pair of shoe hat
been turned out In twenty eight mln
Mj but that I esceptloiinl, nml the
manufacturer like la tter to take time
for the goodt to rct a bit after some
of the procco. A trip by a Krec
I'rett wns made through one of De
troit! big fm-toric the other day, mid
aome Interesting things were noted.
The factory hn a caimclty of 4.HU0
pa Ira day, although this limit hn
never liccii reached, and U.Ono a dny,
or lis pairs a minute, Is keeping the
lunula pretty busy.
The hld.-a nml tklnt come In with
ragged edges, some w ith holes here and
there, other with utilirokeu aiirfnces.
It I iiec. santy In ome wny to get nt
the c tin It I It y of leather In these pieces,
n plisxlllig Job. Hut brains have aolve.l
Hie piobletn. nml there -lands a ma
chine for doing the entire work. The
kin Is put lulo ihe machine ns Into a
planer nml the MMBDM of a.tiare feet
mid Inches In lit surface l Indlontcd
on a dial. The amount of la'ir saved
on account of Ihe Irregular eilgea of the
leather cuu Is' linugliic.1.
Mukliiif Hie Patterns,
It MM ns If Hie theoretical side of
the manufacture of a pair of shoos
ahouhl Is-gln with the making of the
pattern, nl which one lo live men nre
kept constantly working. I'll, so are
cut out of allff puah'honnl, nml nre
moothly islge.l with Hu. laich part
of the ahoe must have It pattern.
Some of these ms'in lo have very little
i. s. inblam e to any thing nn ordinary
observer might Ml In a silr of sins.
I 'or Instance, the pattern for Hie upper
looka like n large horae alloc nmgiict In
shape. Wit. i these patterns In hand,
Ihe real manufacturer of the shoe I
COAUNQ STATION FOR THE UNITED STATES IN THE FAR EAST.
HARBOR SAMOA. WIIKKK TIIK 00 VEKN'MKNT
III II I) A dOAUNti MA HON.
the tide DttWMI the heel and the ball
of the foot.
In the nest department moat of the
lighter sewing Is done, ai well as the
pasting togelher of the lining and the
upper. IcorM of glrlt are busy at the
hewing machine!, fuatenlng the differ
ent parti of the upper together, lb re
too, are the button-hole machine
which do thdr work with lightning
rnpldlty. Another tort of machine,
wllh a din ind hubbub, cut! the holes
for the eyelets and the htxsVt of laced
thoes, and tlampi them In securely
with marvelous qnlckfMM and the
sound of a lintlitig gun. Still another
tort news on Hie buttons, fastening the
buttons on ns many ns 1,000 pnlrt a
day. Reside these ll the neweit In
vention, a machine for riveting the
buttons on. Seveniy Ave pain an hour
ran lie finished on this machine.
XblH, fnr, the BDpM and the heels
mid miles have licen making their wny
sepnrnlcly through the processes, but
they nre soon to come together. And
now the "Inst" Ii to come Into play.
Tim Is put Inside the BOOM, with the
lu Mi; Hi Igei of the upier are turn
ed over the islges nnd tneked down on
the sole. Then the out-sole Is tucked
on by machinery with a few nails, tail
noise resembling the report of mus
ketry in the distance. Each of the nails
In tills machine at well ns In all the
others Is iniule from wire na It Is need
ed, tlie nails Ming made nml driven at
the same Instant. Hut there are still
more wonderful machines to be seen.
Here, for liistnnc", la one which s vvs
the In sole onto the BDffMfi This Is the
welt machine mid doe UMl pnlrs n dny,
whereas a man's work wns formerly
twelve pairs. Not less wonderful Is the
stitching machine which punctures the
hetivy out -..li s nml sews tln ni nt the
same time to the upT nml In sole,
tying a knot in the most human fash
ion nt every stitch. The nwl which
mnke the punctures, and the needle
which dm' the tewing nre curved, nnd
together form nltnost n semi circle, the
hole being made with one stroke nnd
the thread Inserted with the nest. The
his. I Is still lo lie fastctnsl to the sole,
nml this Is done by a ponderous look-
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HI sv. BCKN88 IN A Mol'KltN Sllul' MAN IT'ACTOBT.
about lo begin. 1'roni skins of the
proper kind and patterns of the proper
hu Hie cuttera siml the work. Lay
ing Hie patterns down oil Ihe skins they
ipilckly cut Ihe aklns the shape of the
outlines of the patterns, their knives
being rasor edgisl. The cullers, us well
as nil Ihe other worker throughout the
factory, nre guided In their lalsirs by a
system of card a Nsuisl from the ottbv.
hen nu order conies lino the house
.me of these card Is made out for each
kind of shoe wanted, showing Ihe mini
her. kind, the site, the Inst, the Mulsh,
and soon, giving every detail ntsml the
ahoe which It lo tie I urn.il out. This
curd follow that lot of ah.1 wherever
It goca III Its wandering through the
factory. So that the cutter knows Just
what patterns they nre to use. When
nil the necessary pans of the ISDN
portttM of the IM have MM cut. In
eluding Ihe linings and the fancy tips
nml tidbits. Hie lot It sent on to the hot
touting department. Here nre cut the
los'ls, lu soiea and out MM and various
oilier aimuge opernllont are gone
through wllh. The Ins-Is and d- nre
cm by hand with dlea. He fore each
worker Is nn Ituim use section of a tree
trunk, on Hie lop of which the hide is
laid. The sharp edged die la placed on
the hide ami Hie worker wllh a fell
aw. sip of his hammer thrown out what
Is lo ls ere long the sole or Ihe heel of
a shoe. The .roco a exactly like that
which mother us.s.1 lu making MM
wllh the addition of ihe extra strength
necessary. In nn ordinary heel there
are l piece luateml of the one which
la apparent lo the person w ho examines
a ftiilahcd pnlr of hoca. These plow
are put together III a mnchlno. nail
hide are laired ami enough nails are
pill In to hold Hie Moi togelher, all wllh
a alngle inotlou of the machine. An
other machine cut the rough piece
which hat leu hewn out of the sole
Into the esaet ah.ipe and lite ins.l.sl
for the MM delnsl. Thl I done by
a pattern of the sole In iiiMiHon gov
erning Ihe culler of Ihe tin. I An
other machine cult what it known at
a "channel" lu the lop of ihe In MM
and around the edge and It It thla chan
nel lo which Ihe upvr It to he sowed.
Usher machines cut out ihe pitvco of
lug mnchlne which drives all the nails
lu ut .me (line.
There nre sllll dosem of processes to
M gone through thl Irluiiulug dovv n of
the hinds, which Is done by a machine
driving a curved cutler, trimming the
edges of the Sole, sand papering Ihe
heel nnd soles, burnishing nud coloring
the edges, mid -o on. No detailed de
scription of the processes could be at
tempted. Sulllce It to My that the
workings of Iron nnd steel lu a shoe
fMtO9 would Mtoalaa the w isest man
w ho tins not seen tOOtt every day. Im
provements are constantly Mug made
nml machines w lilch last wivk were
considered marvels are next week
throw n out for old Iron, ns useless In
COMDMtMM with the new Invention, A
IVtrolt man has Just Invented a Joint
ed last which Is said to excel anything
else for the MM ith which It can he
Insert. si nml taken out of a Mot. When
once Inside the shoe, II can Is1 straight
IBOd nut and thus made much Inrgcr
than la-fore. Throughout the many
processes, melt's ami WUIHHI ibjOM
nre kepi s.parute and different work
ers make then, iki that In one MDMt
shm'innkers are not unlike the (junkers,
ttf course there Is an MptClM who
bsiks over Ihe dnlslnsl product thor
oughly nml throw out nny that may
Is- iMMffWt Then there Is a complete
Ihu factory where paste lavard ah.ns
Isnes are mrticsj out lu large o,unutl
(ireat Japan, ac Hrldge.
JOfAMM amblilon contemplate the
MMM MMM the limit of Shimon
onrkiofn bridge to MMMtt Ihe KtMJM)
railway with that of the Saiuyo rail
way, fMn Sh'tuonosi-kl lo H og,., tfeM
enabling paiMMJM prvnssj unln
lerrupt.sl frvun the southern extremity
of Kliiiut lo the extreme uorth of ihe
uialulatid. As the straits sre a mile
wide, with a current often running
eight MM in hour, and. at ih- bridge
must allow the passage of the largetl
MMMoMI U'lirath It. the colossal
struct ur' will. If successfully com
pleted, enable the Japauee to boast of
ao engineering real so rsr UDo,uJed lu
UC WvtrlJ 1'UI'a.leJuh S
SE NOR M ATI AS ROMERO.
A Gifted Meslcan and IIIilomat Who
BoCOtltly I'asted Awsr.
Don Matins Romero, who died In
Washington not long ilnce, was one of
the best known foreign diplomats In
this country, not only on nccouut of bit
long occupancy of the Mexican lega
tion, but also through bis numeroui
contribution! to American periodical
literature, which rendered tils name fa
miliar to the reading public. He was
very popular In Washington, and earn
ed the regard of many prominent
Americans, tiotnbly of QMBi and Lin
coln. He wns a man of large heart and
generous Impulses, as was demon
strated at thu time of the failure In
ISM of the banking Arm of tirnnt A
Wnrd of which flen. (irnnt was a part
ner, when Bcnor Romero went on from
Washington and offered his entire for-
A STRAhOE DINNER I ART. thoniand feet down the mountain r)A.
t.-riuliiHtlug where two irlaoi.i k.
M MM together. The avalanche ,,",,
M ATI A s BOsUIOs
tune to Ihe general In order to enable
h. m to tide over his personal pecuniary
difficulties.- nn offer that was grateful
ly declined, nud was said to have
BMTOd the general to tears.
Be nor Romero wns i!2 yenrs old. He
wns horn lu the City of Ononcn. Mexi
co, and wns given such education as
tbi competent colleges of the city of
Mexico hnd to offer the youth of the
nation nt Hint time. He wns graduated
ns a lawyer and began his polltic.il and
dlplomntic career In lS5o, when he wus
ctitcnsl In the foreign oillce.
In lN'il) he came first to Wnshlngton
is secretary of legation, nnd for a time
wns charge d'affaires. He returned to
Mexico In lM's" to light for his country
ngnlnst the French luvnders. After the
President hnd given him a colonel's
commission he wns selected by (!en.
Porflrlo I 'iaz ns his chief of stuff. I'res
Ideiit Juarez, after the wnr, made hltu
minister to the Tutted Stntes, and he
remained lu that capacity for Ave
From ISiS to IS72 Renor Romero was
sccretnry of the Mxlcnu treasury. Ills
health falling In the latter year he gave
up his public life to retire Into the
country and devote himself to agri
culture. He returned to the capital In
1ST" nml served ngnln ns secretary of
the treitsury and Inter ns postmaster
general. In isvj he returned to the
friendships he hnd made In America,
envoy extraordinary from his govern
ment. This post he held without
break, nml even without absence, save
for n short time, until his denth.
Seller Honicro wns a prolific writer
nnd published upward of fifty volume!.
A short time before his denth Senor
Romero wns promoted to be ambassa
dor and would soon have presented hll
credentials ns such.
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A soft answer turncth away divorce.
A w oman's logic Is far kbon a man's
With most women belief Is better
The longest way home Is the shortest
way to trouble.
A husband doeul know a good thing
when he linsu't got It.
Huslwn.ls nre necessary only once a
month- when the bills MM In.
It makes a woman shudder to think
how happy she Mold have made you.
The dot 11 shows you the worst side
first. The rest makes It seem belter.
If women's gsal Intentions were Jew
els they wouldn't wear anything else.
I.ove Is divided Uto quarters one
quartet rutty, three quarters Jealousy.
Kve wanted to put on clothes merely
to tie able to have a hat to go with
When a woman Is convlct.il she ne.
quits herself by saying she baa beenl
QooMm wouldu't seotu half so un
interesting to women If It dldu't wear
such plain clothes.
When a woman likes a man her Idea
of having lil ui happy Is not having Uliu
belong to some other woman.
Kvery married woman would like to
see yon happy with some other MMM
and they'd scratch out her eyes If you
Any womtn who thinks about It will
admit that Adam deserved to fall be
cause he did not Increase Eve's allow
ance tor pin money.
Jot loaMtnea Dinner l'rljr Wblle
Hi lloti Hum.
There Is a fimlllir tiylng tbit lady
should be mistress of bemelf. although
chlua fall, but lo be mailer of hlmtelf
and hi dinner-table while hi houe Is
In flumes I a degree of self control
gr .:.ted lo few. Cruce Kllery t'han
nlng, In her book. "The Sister of a
Saint." tell of a eertulu gentleman of
colonial times who appears M huve
been endowed wllh even lhat measure
of Puritan self n pri salon.
The Royal CMIBlMMMM then In
BttttB. were bidden to a dinner M
Chrlitma eve at the stately Hrlstol
MMM of John Weui worth. man
of great natural part und of a noble
and lofty bearing. The tuWe. tet forth
with old plale ami damask, was loaded
with good cheer of all kinds. The host
gave ihe customary signal for the din
ner to Ih- served In Ihe words:
"Friends, you see your dluuer.'
As the visitors' lips opened lo make
the MMMM demanded by etiquette, a
n-rvutit rushed In with the announce
ment that the house was on fire. Htern
ly bidding Ihe startled guests to sit
down. John Wentworth commanded
the servants to take out the tables and
set them upon the law n; then the chairs
were ulso removed.
"The air will be keen outside. Rrltig
hither the wrnps," slid Johu Weut
worth. Hut the tin me hnd already con
sumed them, "llrlng whatever you can
find, then:" and the slaves returned
wllh their arms benped with curtains
and tablecloths, and these strange
wraps were hastily donned by the com-
"To the tables." commanded Went
worth. and at the word the panic-stricken
guests trooped forth from the now
bluxlng house and seated themselves
alamt the table upin the wlmry luwu.
The host repeated the greeting.
'And a very good dinner we ice."
was the tremulous response.
In rain the guests essayed nervously
to eat and drink; fitful attempts at
gayety died nway In the evcr-lucrens-lug
roar of flames; but Wentworth kept
up an Miy flow of cotiversntlon. press
ing upon his guests the various dainties
with all the concern of a man who had
untight weightier upon his mind.
Now and again the sound of a falling
beam would he echoed by a fulling
glnss from some shaking hand. As the
last glnss shivered to the ground ll was
answered by a dull crash; the last wall
of the house stink and fell.
Wentworth did not turn his head.
There are 110 mountains in Colorado
trbOM peaks are over 1,200 feet above
the ocean level.
A scientist looking for microbe says
there nre absolutely none on the Sw iss
mountains at an ultltude of (000 feet.
It has MJM calculated that ordinary
gunpowder on exploding expands about
tMUU times, that ll, tills a space this
much Inrgcr as a gas than when lu a
lu the American Museum of Natural
History, In Central I'ark. New York,
the skeleton of an ancient American
rhlnoceroa, found In an old river lied In
Phillips County. Kansas, has been
mounted. It measures 10 (Ml - inches
In length, and 4 feet 1 Inch In height.
The rare element, gallium, which
wns discovered In 1875, In rock from
the Pyrenees Mountains, and which
takes Its name from tinll'.n, the old
Roman appellation for France, bus re
cetitly Ivecn added to the list of sub
stances occurring In the sun. Prof
Hartley nnd Mr. Uam.ige, of Dablln,
have recognised Its spectral Hues In
According to the results of nn Inquiry
among the beekeepers of (iermany, hu
man beings may acquire Immunity
from the effects of bee stings simply by
being stung a sufficient number or
times. In some cases thirty stings stif
Bel to Impart the desirable Immunity
In other cases ns many as list stings
must lie endured before the victim
ceases to suffer serious Inconvenience
from the nttack of liees. Occasionally
a person Is found who Is naturally Im
mune to the effects of bee stings, while
others are not able to acquire Immunity
by any amount of heroic experience.
The experiments to lie tried with
liquefied air In the treatment of yellow
fever will be observed with deep Inter
est by Ihe scientific world. The yellow
fever bacillus succumbs to cold weath
er. It will not survive the frcexlng
point, and when the South Is scourged
with the disease the prayer Is for a
frost. Hy the use of liquefied air the
temperature may be reduced to any de
gree desired, even to 2U0 or 300 below
lero. The cost of the operation Is not
excessive, and the machinery Is not
complicated. All that would Ih seeded,
aside from the apparatus, would be a
well insulated room to keep the licit
The recent gift to the Peahody Mu
seum of American Archaeology nnd
Btbnology of thl famous "Calaveras
skull." reawakens Interest In that re
MrltabM relic of antique man. The
skull was found in ISOli Imbedded In
gold-bearing gravel In Calaveras Comi
ty. California, at a depth of 19 f,., t.
AboTO It were four beds of lavn that
had fiowe.l from a now extinct volcanic
vent. The late Prof. J. Whitney
(WhOM sister. Miss Maria Whitney.
MM the gift to the museumi was con
vinced of the genuineness of ihe discov
ery. The owner of the skull Is sup
posed lo have lived In the Pliocene
epoch, a period so remote that the most
an.-:, nt dates of history seem quite re
cent In comparison.
Pis-ts often affect carelessness In tbelr
garmeuts for the same reason that
ramus travel In freight cam,
Avalanche'- Hoar Heard Mwy Mil .
An Immense avalanche came tear
IMJ and roaring .low n the side of Mount
Rajihr. near Tacoma. Wash.. MMttl
It struck the bu of the mountain
w Ith n report like that of a tremendou,
clap of thunder, being heard dlstlncilv
In Tucoma. sixty miles away. p,M1,le
there thtiught an earthquaake had oc
The supposed esrthquake wai an
ivalanche, which came down the Mob
bone of a "cleaver" lying Mween the
wo branches of Mow ltch Ulacler. The
top of this "cleaver" has an elevation of
.en tbousaod Mt R extendi several
.d ueur the top of this cleaver
wepi tue rocny surrace to MowitZk
i Hi lii si i.r 1 I. , i i. el. I- s.
Iula u lpsj
w MM the glacier terminate wiin n-7
dpttOM ley wall, over which It .ao7
Into a greot haim below, a large i
of this glacier wai carried down ,w
It. Mm iayi millions of tous of rock
lc nud snow tumbled down.
Settler about the mountain tUmia.
a teirltlc earthquake had oe, urrA
whet they heard the reart and fen
the Jar which followed. Koine v.-?,..
d Mount Hauler to ,. if tbtTt
In an eruption. Rut the greut ,ww
field w hich had existed where the gf.
laiu lie Started had fallen down, nnd tfc,
puth of Hie avalancho and ,
glacier vvu plainly seen.
BEWARE THE THIN BANANA
iniwii.it that F.very Lover of TkU
Fralt Hhnuld Have.
When you arc buying hanunns nr-r,
buy Hie long thin ones unless you wiai
fruit which will pucker your rnoM j
No matter bow well ripened tboie tbli j
bananas may nppear to lie, they wjgl
always be found both sour and acrid.
This l bacaBM the bunch which ee
tallied t ln-ni wus picked too soon. Tin
banana grows fastest at first lu length.
When It bus reached ltl full develop,
incut lu Hint direction. It suddenly be
glus to swell, nml In a few days w
double In girth. It Ii at the end of tbt
lime that ll tiegln to rlpeu naturally,
and the effort of the banana Imisirtef
I to bare the fruit gathered at tbt
Inst possible moment, and yet la-far
the rl'iilng bus progreised evet
enough to tinge ihe bright green of tbt
fruit with yellow. A difference of
twenty four boun on the tree at this
time will muke a difference In tbt
weight of the fruit of, perhaps, 2.", per
cent., am) all the difference In its final
flavor, between a puckiTy sour an.1
the sweetness and smoothness whirl
nre characterlstlc'of the ripe fruit. T
get Ihe bulimias to our market In gaol
condition requires fast steamers, vvuln
must be provided with ventilation sad
oilier means of keeping the fruit front
ripening loo fast In Ihe hold. Mucbof
the finest fruit does ripen In the few
days of passage, and this Is sold t.i
hucksters for itrect sale. New Yurk
Real lovers of lhat peculiar fruit. th
papaw, which grows to luxuriantly
along the river bottoms of Ihe great
Middle West, do not hesitate to pro.
nounce It the moat delicious nud nra
geibcr satisfying edible that nature
turns out. It has Iwcn happily At
scribed as a "natural custard," Its rich,
golden-yellow pulp admirably carry-lug
out the simile. Many persons cannot
eat It at nil. and many others have to
acquire a liking for It.
A man from the far Northeast, who
was visiting a cousin In Ohio In early
October, wns shown one day a flur,
lnrge specimen of the fruit.
"What Is that':" he asked.
"Break It open and see," was thf
lie broke It In tW Insuectcd It, and
smelt of It.
"Well?" he said.
He did so.
"Faugh!" he exclaimed. "What klnj
of game are you trylug to piny 00 mef
"1 am merely giving you a chanc n.
eat the most toothsome dainty that
grows In the world," rejoined the
The next day the visitor tried ngaln
to ent a papaw. He could tolerate It,
but thai was all.
"You'll bo eating them by the hatful
before you go back Fast," said tin
As having some bearing on the Mb
Mm' of this prediction It only remains
to lie recorded that when the visitor
returned home, a week or two later, be
took along with him a half bu-liel ..f
pa pawn carefully selected nnd packed
lu a box. and lhat. on his arrival at tlir
ancestral mansion, he Is snld to have
placed alongside the framed motto In
the family sitting-room, "What li
Home Without a Mother'" a similar,
but smaller one: "What Is Home
Without a PapuwV"
Two old English epigrams wore re
printed In n London paper of c..uijiara-
lively recent date, for the nmtisetnent
of the readers. The first referred to
worthy but tedious sergeant, given to
making long speeches.
He had a rubicund countenance, ind
In the full dress cost nine of the court of
his day was a notable figure, one day
w hen he was especially long vrlnvM
an acquaintance wrote these lines:
The Sergeant plead w ith fact tire,
And all the court may rue It;
His purple garment! come from Tyre;
His arguments go to It.
The other eplgrnm was written at tn
time when n certain Ir. Reed was al
lowed to ventilate the Boniei of l'r
llaiuent by n system of alternate M.i-'
of cold nnd hot air. He wns lupporHi
by Sir Robert Peel in this enternrlM.
Some wag wrote to the London Tlim
Peel's pntronnge of Doctor Reed
Is very natural indeed:
For no one need be told
The worthy, scientific man
Is acting on the premier's plan
Uf blow Ing hot nnd cold.
The Flrt Typewrit r.
The first typewriter wns a macblM
with raised letters, Invented by lleiirJ
Mill of Knglund, lu 1711, for the use"'
the blind; but beyond marking t lie era
of mecbaplcaJ writing machines It '
of no vnlue, and for neatly 1 1" yf
step forward wns mndo. Nearly all to
Improvements, nnd certnlnly the ctM
for the general Introduction of tl" lyP
writer, la-longs to America. TUJ
there Is one firm III this country 1bM
niuiiufii.TVi'o more than fifty style
machines, In nil languages and eveB
bait MM ciphers. In these Inst the ke.f
N.nril Is lettered ns usual, but the chr'
actors are printed In cipher.
Some of the Jha-ap novel writers are
In a hurry to get tbelr pay. otbel
they would revise tbelr work, and M
allow such startling statements a t"
follow ing to nppear In type:
"I grew up to runnhood without fve
knowing what the love of a lr"i
really wns, as my mother died
my eldest brother wai born.
A great many of the men w ho ell
to be lelf-made were evidently
rupted before the Job was IWPteM