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COTTAGE GROVE OREGON.
i nc irisn wno pnws iu itm
Hnhnra rt.-evrt In a U,.UbvJi sand.
Hxcpplbms prov (lip tnlo; tint's why
the goideu rule I 60 llrmly ostftbllMied.
When the president of n bank dies
from "Insufficient circulation" the out'
look la Indeed gloomy.
It enst Tincln fih'Ifi Sl.2TiO.000 fill ml
nlly to predict that to-morrow will bo
fair. And then It Is likely to ram.
Tlio real backing of the Monroo doe-
trlno la the American ncoiilc. but n
good navy, of course, helps some.
Max Nordau's latest cheerftU predic
tion Is unlvcrsal.wnr. As n prophet.
Max Is not cxoctly.a howling comedian.
Pattl will make another tour, of tho
United Slates for fl0O.O0O. This, of
course, she docs purely In the Interests
There Is every reason to believe that
large diamond fields exist north of Pre
toria. And yet sonic people Insist that
war doesn't payl
Dr. Lyman Abbott rather likes the
newspapers. Ilvldcntly, the Rood doc
tor hasn't been doing anything that he
Is afraid to bare found out.
'un The name of n farmer appears on n
'a rfllt 'a,ut transfer as 11. Wojclechow
, ;skl. That Is not a name to crawl
's, through a barbed Wire fence with.
M Tho Navy Department wants 5,000
i Wstern bays for our new ships. After
iv this It will be hanjfor the ablc-todlcd
Western lioy to furnish a good excuse
- for not being a hero.
. Uncle Sam now bas a gun that will
burl a IB-Inch projectile twenty-one
nijlcs. It. Isn't guaranteed, however,
to bit nnythlng smaller than the Atlan
tic Ocean at that distance.
ThVncw charge d'affaires from Ger-
many remarks that the press of that
country and the United States Is free.
I This Joke will be richly appreciated by
thoso German editors who have been
sent to Jail or bad their papers confis
cated for lose majeste.
m Trlnie Minister Wltte says Russia
a has to spend too much on ber army to
0 spare enough for education. Of course
this Is In darkest Russia. But how
f about Hnglarid, who has to trade with
the church for school buildings while
Bhe spends millions sterling for uulni-
proved real estate at the other end of
i$ the enrth?
Truffle In children has two sides. A
young woman doctor having charge of
? a mission hospital In Soochow was re
, cently visited by two young Chinamen
carrying a wee baby girl. They were
much embarrassed and very awkward
. with their charge. They had found
f It In n straw but. Its mother dying;
' and taking pity upon the baby, had
bought It for ten dollars. Having no
,? women relatives, they had taken entire
charge of It themselves, and at last,
that it might have a fair start In life,
bad brought It to the American bospl
, tal for 'treatment Doing It "unto the
least of these," did not the so-called
heathen Chinee do It unto Him?
Trofessor ZImmer, of Berlin, who Is
a very wise man, has been Investigat
ing the causes of insanity among
women, and has reached the conclu
sion that with the coming of women
in competition with men must follow
a tremendous Increase of Insanity
among women. It sounds reasonable.
And It hurts. The man who Is a real
man feels sorry every time be sees a
frail woman patiently doing labor that
would tax tbo strength and endurance
of a man. Nature didn't plan It that
way. Nature failed to make for ber
the big bones and strong muscles that
are needed. And there Is the food
question. You see the girl who works
bard quietly take a seat In the" restau
rant and order tea and rolls. She fits
her lunch to ber purse, not to her
needs. She doesn't provide enough
fuel for ber body, because she cannot;
nnd at 0 o'clock, when the store closes
or tho factory wheels are still, she
goes home with a raging headache and
tortured brain, and worries when she
should be sleeping. Yes, It Is easy to
see that more women are going Into
madhouses, and It Is not easy to lind a
remedy. Business Is heartless. It
doesn't take much account of sex. It
demands more, and always more. It
cries for Increased elllclency and great
er energy In the schoolroom, otllce,
factory. It Is never satlBtled. The
world respects tho business woman,
and recognizes her efficiency. It knows
she can do most thtilgs as well as a
man, and many things better. But the
thinking part of It remembers the tired
faces of the army that Is going home
.from work; searches almost In vain
'for smiles, and hopes and prays that
tho day will come when tbo need for
and tbo needs of tho woman In busi
ness will be less keen, nnd the lot of
tho mothers of a coming generation be
Tho best present a woman can glvo
herself Is a good friend. The first step
toward that Is that she should show
herself friendly. No real companion
Tmlp ever comes to tho woman who Is
cool or reserved. Tho world has Jeer
ed for so long at tho friendship possi
ble to women that they are themselves
hardly yet Inclined to tnko such friend
ship seriously. Still, tho intimacies of
life In women's colleges and the com
munity of Interest in women's clubs
hnvo undoubtedly done much to open
to tho solitary sex tho enchanted
"ECBjinrt of friendship. The briefest ex
perience proves that friendship takes
time. No real communication Is es
tablished between two women whllo
ono sits ou tho edgo, of a chair, furred,
bonneted and gloved, nnd tbo other
rouutg tbo minutes by the clock beforo
ilio may bo released to go back to ber
llteruoon task. Tlio hour or unuur
ied leisure beforo the open Are or tho
long wnk over country ro.ids may not
produce as glib talk as the formal call,
but they foster acquaintance as that
ceremony never can, Out ot real
friendship there will never como Irrl
tatlon with work, discontent Willi
household condition, or cheapened, ties
In any rolntlonof life The good friend
becomes by the fai t ot being uood
friend a better Mster, daughter, wife,
mother If she does not bring forth
this fruit of friendship It may bo sus
pected that she, Is cherishing only n
make-believe, and not the genuine ar
ticle. When the real seed springs tip,
it produces the flower of life. Kuicrson
somewhere says that It makes no dif
ference in looking back tvc yearn how
we have been fed or dressed or lodged.
These things are quickly forgotten,
and leave little or no trace. But It
counts much whether during that tlm.
wo havo been companioned, nnd how.
Is tho sword to go out of modem
warfarol Colonel Arthur I Wagner,
who was chief umpire at the recent
Fort UUey maneuvers, thinks the sword
has no practical value. Among otnet
things ho Is reported as saying: "In
many cases tho first Indication of the
opposing force was given by the flash
ing of a bright scabbard In the sun
light. In the hands of military men,
under the existing conditions ot war
fare, a sword is simply on antiquated
nuisance retained only because of the
conservatism that might ns well re
tain tho cuirass, the merlon or the
spontoon." While we are mora accus
tomed to the pen than the sword and
may b accused of being partial, we
are, says the Chicago Journal, lucllned
to believe that Colonel Wagner Is
right. Wc do not recall any heroic
sword play In the war with Spain, al
though we have vivid recollections of
the deadly work of tho niausor bullets.
Beforo the day of repeating rifles, self-
cocking revolvers, and rapld-flrlug
guns of all sorts, the sword was doubt-Move
less a good weapon. Certainly It has
n Inrr-n nlnro In iwwtrr nml mmnnrfl
and a rvputntlon for drinking blood,
Wo have heard so much ot "the trusty
sword," "tho flashing blade, " and " tne
avenging sword," that it is hard to '
believe that the time has come to put
this famous weapon on the antlqua-J biers, nre.of the same ran, H ciassea uy moral iiminc
rian's shelf. The trouble with a swonl tlons." and ns conduct, which Is the true test of morals. Is
Is that It requires a brave man to car- the mark of the gentleman, the possession of mouey or
ry It Into thrusting distance. Before' Place in the world cannot make a gentleman, nor tho lack
any foolhardy man could do that, the ', of them debar any one, however humble his station, from
inillot would ret In Its work. Even In the ranks of the gentleman. There Is n grace, a beauty of
the case of a sudden attack and a fight j
at close quarters a revolver Is much to
be preferred to the older weapon. For
reasons of sentiment and poetry the advantages or me, yet iiwcus on me morni unsis as me
war departments may find It advisable Indispensable quality In his characterisation of the gentle
to continue the sword a few years man: the man who realizes his Ideals In practice and np
longer before turning It over exclusive-' piles the Golden Bule to conduct:
ly to the stage, the secret societies, and
tho German universities. Take the
sword out of war and you lose much
of the sentiment and poetry of the
game Influences needed to get men to
go to war. As to the practical value
of the swonl military men. we believe,
will privately admit that It has none,
The time Is not far distant for the re- sip. Is scrupulous In Imputing motives to thoso who later
alization of the old prophecy: "They ' fere with him, nnd Interprets everything for the best."
shall beat their swords Into plough-
WAS A NOTED WRITER.
Death of Julian TJulpli, Who 8aw
Service In Manx Land.
Julian Ralph, who died In New York
recently, was a noted war and special
who had traveled
through many lands
and flgured as a
chronicler in many
epocu - in a. k i u &
At the age
of 13 Ilalph,
was born In New Abrnm a Hewitt, statesman, Toll
York In 1833, en- tlclun anil Manufacturer,
tered the compos- A notable llgurc of the metropolis,
Ing room of the who had from an bumble beginning al
lied Bank (N. J.) talned national prominence passed
Standard to learn
printing. He soon
jilian n.vLrit. developed Into a
writer, nnd at the age of 10 founded a
paper of his own In the New Jersey
town. In 18J0 he became connected
with newspaper work In New York.
His assignment to cover tho Beecber
trial In 1875 was the turning point In
bis career. His particular assignment
was "scenes and Incidents In the trial
room. His worn aitractea ine atten
tion of Charles A. Dana, and Ralph
was soon a member of the Sun staff.
Some of the best work of his career
was performed while on this paper. He
wrote whole pages In the Snn descrlb-
Ing the funeral of General Grant,
Cleveland's first Inauguration, and
untim nf tlm Inlernntlnnnl vncht race,
For twenty years Ilalph retained bis
..nniwdnn with Run sfnfr. n,l wn
its legislative correspondent at Albany
for a time.
in irju i,o urn a n rncinmi Uv
n prominent New York publishing
house. Ten years later be went to
China during that country's war with
Japan, and described that struggle,
This short stay In China resulted In
the publication of "Alone In China."
Ills work took him Into Itussla, India
nnd tho Black sea country. He also
reported tbo Turkl.h-Greek war, the
diamond Jubilee of Victoria In 1897
. 1 " rr, " V. , .hi
and the coronation ceremonies of the
present Czar. During the Boer war
be attached himself to the commands
of Lord Itoberts and General Methuen,
and it Is said that his criticism of tho
Boera was more bitter than that of any
London Journalist Last March Ilalph
returned to this country. i
John null's Idea or Humor.
A solicitor went out shooting ducks
-or rather, looking for ducks-one day
last wecg una never got a reamer,
Landing at London Bridge station, ho
purchased a brace before taking tho
train for home. I
My dear," said his wife, coming
from the kitchen next morning with
one of tho birds In her baud, "wns
this duck very far up when you shot I
"Ob, no, quite low quite low," r-
piled tbo sportsman.
Ah, then peruaps you snot tne poor
thing when it was dead," said tLo
lady, sweetly, 'for it's 'high enough 1
now. Smell It I" Spare Moments.
It Is proposed to erect state conval
escent homes In Austria for anaemic
children and those whoeo weakened
condition renders tbctn liable to con
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Need of Leisure.
MUItlCANS need holidays, but
strenuous life, especially for the women. It 1. not
only for our physical welfare tlmt we should seek
to labor for only a reasonable hvngtii of time each
day. but for the Intellectual welfare of the whole
nation. Udsure for cultivating the lime amenities or mi
ls absolutely necessary. We must have time to study the
art of playing. We need to take time to read, to study, to
reflect. Tho highest enjoyments of life win from Intel
lectual associations and accomplishments, but If one bus
no time to attend to them he must miss their whole Import.
The uplifting or the laboring classes nnd the Improvement
of their physical conditions must come through this leaven
ing of tho whole mass with culture. Without that time to
read nnd observe what good will all tho art museums and
public libraries and cheap papers amount to? We hnve
nil these today In abundance, and every year they are
being placed more generally at the disposal of nil. but men
ami women worn out with druiWery of toll cannot appre
ciate them. Worked up to the full limit of strength and
endurance, what circs a man or n woman for science, art,
music or literature? There must first
plus strength enough to make use of thoso great iieuenis
conferred by modern civilisation. Ledger Monthly.
ChnriKtcr of Gentleman.
It. JOHNSON said that a man's
appear from his pleasures, since no man Is a hypo
crite In his amusements; so the character of the
gcutlemnu will be disclosed by his admirations, and.
and. therefore, a moral philosopher enjoined his
hearers In his lectures to admire the good as a duty: "Love
Innocence, love virtue, love purity of conduct, love that
which If you nre rich and great will sanctify the. blind for-
' tune which has inane you so. ami " j.."-.
that which, if you are poor, will render your poverty
' respectable and make the proudest feel It unjust to laugh
' . .... - ... . I.r. flint wlt'oh w II
at lue lliciiuui-s; Ul juu, ivti""'-.
comfort and adorn you nnd uever quit
will make your motive uauuuauy k-r.ni uuu uuuuinuv.
. , .. ... .......... .. .1. .t ....1.1a .lla.lnlna nt ,1m
nuu iigiii up m uu uuuuu u ............ ... ....
very thought of mennness nnd fraud."
It Is said that "nil honest men. whether counts or cob-
conduct, depending on education, knowledge of the world,
long training, and self-culture, and Cardinal Newman In
depleting n gentleman of this kind, who has had all tho
"It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he Is
one who never Inflicts pnln. He carefully
may cause a Jar or a Jolt In the minds of
he Is cast nil clashing of opinion or collision of feeling, nil
restrajnt or suspicion or gloom or resentment, his great
concern being to make every one nt cose.
of favors while he does them, and seems to be receiving
when he Is conferring. He has no ears
Philadelphia Public Ledger,
Value of Human Life.
WIFE got $100,000 damages ln"n
the di'nth of- her husband In tho tunnel accident.
The suit was lor f"00.000. It was based on the alle
gation that the man's life had a
nmnnnf frnm tho flirt that he
,, . i,r this nrrldi nt
nnd ?00 000 had been awarded, but $100,000 Is said to bo
., n ini The fact Is well recognized Hint the
Teg of mcn have n casIl vnuc Base(j on
HAD A NOTABLE CAREER.
away In the dtath of
Abram S. Hewitt.
Mr. Hewitt died at
bis home in New
York after a brief
Illness and bis de
mise marks the close
of an Interesting ca
reer. Abram Stevens
Hewitt was born In
Haverstrnw, N. Y
July 31, 1822, anil
aiiiiam s. Hewitt. Ills early education
was acquired In the public schools of
New York City. At a special examlna-
Hon, he gained u scholarship at Colum-
bla University and he was graduated
In 112 nt the bend of his class.
life In college was a rounu or
work, all his time, when bo was not
studying, being taken up with teach
lug. uy wnicn means ue sui porieu mm-
A'ter ul" uruuuuwuii, ue icuiuiucu
at Coluinblu for a year as un assist-
tuor',ncVn,B, BS P'0'"8?' ot atbe
' . uwu
he studied law and was ndml ted to
ine uar nc roiiowiug year. n'mig
practice soon after, and he then entered
" tu uusIn,W8 w,,len brou8''t ulm
hlMf- it associated himself with
his brother-in-law, I'etcr Cooper, In tho
ron business und his great ability and
f, h flrm b f
, . .. ,r)l " . ,
. . ,,.,.., ,rn iP,,Ar. n,t
,u,,norU t0 ,)e U8ed , flro.proof oulm.
, aD(1 brU(Mi At , outbrcak of
the c,vU war went , Klglani l0
Icarn the process of making gun barrel
iron, American processes not yielding
'satisfactory results, and on returning
i. .imwed his nntrlotlsm bv funiiahlni:
tile untcd States government with
mntcrlnl during the war nt a heavy
i0Ba j0 lis firm. He Introduced many
aens Into the manufacture of Iron
which have greatly cbeapend tho cost
0f production nud placed American
Iron producers at the head In the
world's markets. '
Mr. Hewitt took an active Interest in
politics In the metropolis. He wns
elected to Congress lu 1874 ana served
until 1880. In October of tlio lutter
year, no was me uemucruwi: i-uuuiuuib
for Mayor of New York, nenry ueorgo
nud Theodore Roosevelt being his op-
poiicnts. He wns elected after a memo
rlablo strife and served his term most
ccceptnbly. Mr. Hewitt was Chair
man of the Democratic National Com
mittee In 1870. Ho visited tho Paris
Exposition as one of the 10 United
States Commissioners appointed for the
they need also a loss
bo leisure nud sur
about $10,000,000 were divided In psoitis. While some well
known traveling retailers, who hnvo their stores In tho
principal cities of tho United Kingdom, have tho benellt of
extensive advertising, the retail stores under the direction
of local organisations havo made even greater progress. A
combination of eoiiMimers may bo called a trust, but there
Is a difference twtui-m trust which divide their profit
among consumer and trusls which ndrnnro prices to con
sumers nnd divide protlts nmoiig a few stockholders. The
real character would
defect lu the organisation of American Industrial corpora
tions Is lu their excessive capitalisation. Were the stock
they offer to the public represented by an Investment equal
to their fnce value, the people would becomo stockhold.'rs
... . - ,. . -I.... ,1. A t.tlfu lint IhU t.lun
you; that whlih
buy shares ut nn Inflated valuation shnrcs will ilepreclato
lu market value to a point which will attract the dollar of
the people. San rriitictsco Bulletin.
thoso with whom
He makes light
for slander or gos-
new York court for
cash value to this
earned $30 000 n venr
dnmn-rps nf Ktivms)
with postal affair.
tut, coming capac- at many Important
Mr. Hewitt was a frequent spenker colled upon to give their evidence,
on subjects connected with finance, With the exception of a childish In
labor and the development of national cllnntlon to wander from the main
resources, and the United Htntes geo- point nt Issue, a tendency which In at
logical survey owes Its existence prln- tempting to curb, ntTorded the attor
clpally to an address delivered by him neys In the ense nu opportunity for
In Its favor. In, 187(1, he was elected
president of the American Institute of
.Mining Unglnecrs. The plan of Cooper
Union, the society for the advancement
of science and art which bas become
one of the leading organizations In New
York, wns dovlsed by a Board of Trus
tees of which Sir. Hewitt was the ac
tive head and ns Its secretary he de
voted for over a quarter of o century a
vast amount of time nnd labor for Its
DAVY CROCKETT'S EXERCISE.
How the I acknoodaman Kept from
Freexlnjr to Death.
From the "Life and Adventures of
Davy Crockett," as related by himself.
one gathers tho Impression Hint tho
sturdy old backwoodsman of Tennes-
see was prouder of tho number of
bears bo had klltod than of the num
ber of votes which bo afterward re
ceived for Congress. On ono occasion,
during a winter In which he secured
10.") bears, he devlsod a novol wny to
save himself from freezing.
I managed, ho say, to get my bear
out of this crack (an carthquako seam),
after several hard trials, and then
lay down and tried U sleep. But 1
suffered very much from cold, os my
leather breeches nnd everything else
I had on were wet and frozen. My
flro was bnd, and I couldn't And any
thing that would burn well. I camo to
tho conclusion that I should freeze If
I did not warm myself In some way
I got up and shouted a while, and
then I began Jumping up and down
with nil my might, ami throw myself
Into all sorts oppositions.
But all this wouldn't do, for my
blood wns now gottlng cold and the
chills coming all over me, I wa so
tired, too, that I could hardly walk;
but I thought I would do tho best I
could to save my life, and then If I
died, nobody would bo to blamo.
I went to a treo about two feet
through, with not a limb on It for
thirty fcot, nnd I climbed up to the
limbs. Then I locked my nrms to
gother around it and slid down to the
bottom. This tnndo tho Insldcs of my
legs ond arms feel mighty warm nnd
good. I continued this till daylight,
and how often I climbed up my trtt
nud slid down again I don't know, bin
I reckon at least a hupdred tlmos.
FUN IN A JUSTICE'S COUnT.
Itetort of Neiiro to Magistrate Create
Mirth, and HJectlon Are Ncceasary,
A case wns being tried In a down
town courtroom recently, In which an
Italian and a number of negroes were
witnesses. Tho negroes were Hist
Ilv of the individual. A grout ninny men eairy life Insur
ance of $100,000 nnd mine, but this fact perhaps tests on
another basis, as presumably the Insurance company does
not liHik nl the earning capacity of the men ns .nib. but
considers only generally the question of credit nnd buses
the Insurance on bis physical condition, ngo nnd willingness
to undertake the wllcy. The court case seems In go more
directly to the Individual' money -earning capacity a
quality. Quito likely the Jury's xerdlct wn not si) pure
as this; It U not Improbable that hostility to railroads hsd
something to do with It. At all events. It establishes the
principle of assessment of n man's life on earning rapacity,
nnd opens, one would think, n very pretty question "Win in
the one that Is rccognl.td In freight carriage. - ludlunspolls
ho Kliult of IrinW.
trusts nro being fought In Ureal llrltnln
by voluntary co-operative organisation under in
control of consumers. There nro now about l.ftOO
retail vuvcratlvc societies In that country. Their
sales Inst year exceeded jajO.000.000 In value, nnd
nun, ns such, fcvi ihi-u -uwiv ... iv .,v..,.. .
would afford promoters no other prollt than their Invest- ,
ment would entitle them to. There would bo no V0J0.tk0 ,
or $10,000,000 for the service of promoter, lit the course
of time It I probable that tho water will le squcesed out (
of these Industrial corporation. If tlie public refuse to
Pulpit ind tho Pew.
llko to plead for a llttlo morn courngij
pulpit, both In dealing 'Ml dllllculius
nnd In dealing with question of duty
and practical conduct. Wc nio all la
menting the disappearance of Sunday; cm It
be said that all our congregation hnve bad clear teaching
about tho principles on which Sunday obscrvnuce should
be based nud the practical rules which must bo kept In
order to secure opportunities of rest nud wo ship nil
round? Is there not great timidity lu treating mauy other
questions of "applied Christianity," sneh as tho conditions
under which manufactures are carried on. tbo responsibili
ties of Investors, and the stewardship of wealth? Thorny
subject all of them, no doubt, but the penally for shlrklua
them Is the Inevitable forfeiture of the respect nnd sym
pathy of the men who nro lu earnest, the men who dis
trust n religion that appears In any wny to divorce Itself
from tho practical guidance of life. toudon Guardian.
Sam's Uuslnes Method.
Department of tho United States was
considered a good deal of nn Institution before tlx
Civil War. In IMS Us receipt were $0,000,000. In
1802 they were $8.00.000. Ijist year they were
$121,800,000. The receipts of the department have
trebled since ISSi They hnve Incrensul $.".0,000,000 In leu
years, and lu the same lime the nnnunl ilcnVIt has fallen
from $11,000,01)0 to $'J.OiNl,dO0. These lire big figure ou n
big subject. If the nbuse lu the m)IiiI business can be ro
formed, no dllllciilty will bo exiM-rlenced In making receipt
and expenditures balance. Congress should deal promptly
They touch tho welfare of tho people
polnt.-SL Iuls Olobe-Pemocrnt.
strenuous effort, their testimony wns
finally given to the entire satisfaction
of all coticcrnid.
Then rnme the Italian. Ills first
move brought nn expression of dis
may and perplexity to tho faces of his
legal Inqusltor. Without prelude or
provocation ho began In the most ex
cited manner to pour forth n perfect
torrent of Italian. Tho perplexity of
the attorneys was clearly shared by
the presiding magistrate, whose lin
guistic attainments ended with a
knowledge of hi mother tongue. He
was completely tnkeu aback, and so
plainly did his face express bis feeling
Hint one of the darkle, Immensely
tickled by the oddity of the situation,
bust Into a loud guffaw. Instantly the
Judicial eyo was bent upon the offender
with threatening severity, nnd tbo mag
isterial voice fairly boomed through the
suddenly quiet room. -
"Htimd up, sir! Stand up!"
Trembling from the consequences
probably attendant upon his want of
respect, the culprit obeyed amid an Im
"Sir," asked the Judge, with an omin
ous frown, "can you dcslgiinto anyone
here who speaks Italian?" Half fright
ened out of his wit by the terrlblo
possibilities which ho Imagined to be
consequent upon his failure to point out
such a person, tho darky rolled his eyes
fearfully In tho direction of the Italian
nud designating tho bitter with a
trembling forefinger stammered lu
"Ynls, sub, Judge, younh lionnh, dnt
Order wns only restored nfter threo
if tho spectators who could not, or
would not, control their mirth hod been
ejected from tho crowded courtroom.
Woman wlih I'biglneerlng; Ability
Two mines In the Umpire district In
Clear Creek county, Colorado, which
nro classed ns good paying ones, nre
owned by women, Ono of them be
longs to two Boston stenographers,
who went to Colorado on a vacation
tour, bought a prospect, began to work
It themselves and eventually developed
It Into ono of tho best producers of low
grade, oro In tho d 1st rice. In the same
district a Colorado woman can bo seen
superintending Hie timbering, blasting
and nil tho operations of a working
mine of which sho Is the owner.
Lady You look llko n hard drinker.
Tramp No, iiin'nm, tlinfa tho easi
est thing I do. Baltimore American. I
It Is too bad that people who gossip'
a great denl do not occasionally shut
down for lack of fuel. . 1
mrmi I "ooNK JUST TWtlNTY YCAilS, I t.H.H..m
I'ii niter Itrtiirna Afltr tlultm lint to
I'svit the I lik'l.cin,
Ablel l'nteli wn n soldier In tlu
flvll Wnr nnd lieu tlio wnr ended
he returned ' Id" imllvo place, llm
Innd. VI. There ho wns man led a row
your Inter, lie bought a good farm
nud with his wife lived there happily
nearly fifteen year. Ity Industry he
ni-qulrt'tl n goodly iimillllll of properly
I'lilch took u pan of corn nl I p. in.
Dee. '.'7. ISS'J. nud slarleii Tor (lie putil
try limine to feed Ills hens. Whin he
did not return for supper hi wife
hunted all uver tho place ror lilm, but
lu vain. The next day a searching
pally wns formed by I lie lielgliblir
nnd the foiet for itillixt nrouinl were
scoured, but without lludliig a linre
of the missing limn. After a few duya
Hie nmi rili wn ubnndiiiieil. No letter
ever cnuie nor wn any Inkling of I lie
whereabout of I'atch ever lecoUed.
While Mr, l'nteli wn preparing for
nipper the oilier evening there wn u
rap nt the door. Shu opened the door.
Hid nu old man with n long, gray
N-anl Hlcppctl lu. There wn uollilug
ihoiil hi fnco or II K ii re that looked
familiar to Mr, l'nteli, nud when the
old mini told her bu wns Ablel I'atrh
the thtiught he wn playing u prank
uu ber. When he showed her a pe
eulliir linger ring which ber hiiHlmud
had always worn and the scar of n se
vere bullet wound on the side of III
head which he received nl fold llnr
Imr lu the Civil War there wn no fur
ther doubt of hi Identity.
"I left home localise I wanted V.
clti-iu "nl." hi Id I'alili Inter lu explain
ing hi long nbseuce. '1 got tired of
fanning nud started out Into the
wood. I have liven nil over the for
est of Northern Vermont, New llamp
hire nnd Miilne. nud have killed hun
dred of deer nnd iiiikmc. 1 didn't
Intend ever to come lutrk, and I hiqivit
my wife would mnrry ngiilu. but I
heard n little while ngo Hint sho
hadn't. I. thought I would see tier
once more before I died. Tho winter
hnve Ikh'U pretty cold lately and I
couldn't stand It mhcli longer lu tho
l'ntch did not think his. wife would
welcome til in home, but, n she hn
done so, he say he wfll remain.
ACCIDENTS WILL OE FEW.
lloiitile-Tracklnu Hnllv.nr" I Deduc
ing tli llaiiucra nf Travel.
In onler Hint he might see the Im
provement uinile of lain year lu the
rallvtny service uf the Country tlm first
train dispatcher hn sent order by
telegraph when employed on n er
! moiit line recently uinile a trip un one
uf the leading Southern railroad and
wns nuked to tell what be thought
was the greatest advance lu American
railroading the modern loconiiitlxe,
the heavier rnll. Hie signal system,
the Impruved car, the new mailtx!,
the automatic brake or the lie if meth
ods uf switching. Allowing nil the lin
portnuce of all these, ho declared tint
chief Improvement lu the wifely, rrlur
Ity nud prufll In American railroading
1 lo bo the present system of doubly
tracking which I being steadily ex
te'ndeil to nil inntii Hue of the country.
I At tho beginning of 1111 there were
lir.'.ooo miles uf main or single track
on the railroad of the United Wales
' und 12.000 mile nf second track. Ten
year before that there were I .MM km
mile of main or alugle and 8.000 mile
of double track.
In tho ten year Intervening the
amount of doiibln track Increased AO
per cent, while tho amount of single
track Increased ten than 2fi. AI Hie
present ratio of growth In a few year
tho chief railroad system will have
their main linen nil double trucked, nil
the branch, subsidiary ami feeding
line, which constitute a very large
part of every railroad system, do nut
require double track service.
On n slngle-trnck line having n large
business tho running of train nn
schedule time I practically liupi.
bio nnd tho danger of accident by col
lision or derailment I much greater.
A single breakdown paralyze the
whole line nud the maintenance nf
sidings I n continual Hem of cost re
quiring great cure In operation.
For nil threo reason double truck
ing lias come to bo considered nu es
sential to up-to-ihtto railroad service.
There were even, nt the Inst roiiiputii
Hon, 1,200 miles of third truck ou
' American railroads nnd IKK) mile nf
fourth track. Tho remainder of tho
mileage Is mndo up uf siding nnd
In Kngllsli Hlyle.
Curious customs nro started by tliu
French lu tho endeavor lo be like tho
F.ugllsh lu some of their ways, For
Instance, among the middle clusse,
when n special dinner I given In tho
"Kngllsh style" tho length of the din
I Ing table I loaded with Immense) dish
cs, their shape and form each Indi
cating their content, In tho same wny
ns the rounded cover of n cheese dish,
lu "tlio form of n cheese, tells It own
story. One of theso dishes will bo
butter colored, and rounded knobs, rep
resentutlvo of plain boiled potatoes,
will ornament the cover; another of
green nnd whllo will hnvo raised cab
bage leaves running over, whllo yet
nnothur Is all In ridges, Indicative, of n
bundle of asparagus, Tlio wells of tho
dishes themselves nro nil treated lu tho
snmo wny, and tho coloring, roughly
speaking, Is correct.
I For tlio llonnllt of tho Blind.
I Ono of thu Interesting features of
tho Library of Congress Is tho depart
ment for tho blind, where books nnd
special accommodations nro furnished.
At frequent Intervals rending, recita
tions nnd music nro given hy promin
ent society folk for tho benefit of tho
blind who visit tho lllunry. I'riiinliient
men nud women luko pleasure In set
ting nsldu a portion of their tlnio to
rend to the nllllcted or to entertain
them, nnd It Is considered qullu nu
honor to recclvo nu invitation from tho
I'eppernilnt lor Insomnia.
A physician, writing to u London
medical Journal, declared Hint tho lltuls
peppermint wnter nn elllclent remedy
for sleeplessness. Tho theory of Its
action Is believed to ho founded on lis
effect In withdrawing blood from the
bruin by nttriicllng it fuller uw to
f FAVORITES f
Out uf the Old II c. Nsiiei.
Out uf tlm old house, Nsiicy moved up
into tint new,
All Hi hurry nnd vuirry Is Just as good
Only Isiiunlvii duty remains for jotl
nun I .
And that's to tnml ou tint doorstep hrr,
, nl hid the el, I turn.,, good-hy.
I'robalily you rrnisiidier how rich wn was
Whrn ,w0 vr. rttrljr ..tiled, an' hsd
. , '' snug Slid Huliti
reel proud si you plessi, Nancy.
oer our house that', new,
Hut we felt n proud under llil. u, roof,
sail good desl prouder, too,
Norer a hslillsoinir home wsi seen ti-
nestli Hi .tint
Kitchen and psrlur slid bedroom we
hsd 'sin nil In one;
And the fsl old wooden clock, Hist w
botutlit when we rniua West,
Was tli'kln' swnr In the corner there,
and dolu' II letel best.
Tree, was sll nrouinl ui, wlil.perlu'
IaiiuI bi Ihn squirrel' rhsttur, snd sweet
Hi iihiki of bird.;
And home grew sweeter and hrlihter
our courns began to mount
Aud Ihlnjie looked hearty slid lisiijr
Ilivli, slid work appeared lo count.
Then our first born baby a regular III'
Ttiounh I fretted little becau.ii It
wasn't a hoyi
WVli't she little flirt, thfttisb, with all
her pouli ami .tulles T
Why, settler, row to ire that show s
half a duseu inllre.
Yonder sat the cradle homely, home-
And many a night I rockrd It, rul.llu'
you would sin;
And many a Utile mutter brought up
with in to tsy
And an that cradle, for many a )enr, wn
never put away.
Yre, s deal ba. happened tu make tlil-
uld Imu.e dear)
C'lirUlMiln', funeral.. wedilln'--wlisi
haven't we had herej
Not log In Hill InllMIn' but It mem '
rl ha. got,
And net nail Ui thl. oM Beer hut
touches a tender .pet
Out uf the old koine. Nancy mered i.p
Into the new;
All the hurry ! werry I Just good
Hut I tell you a tiling right bete, that I
I Bin I .banted ta say,
.There' precious thin. In tld. old house
ue never can lake away.
THEN JIMSON WENT TO BED.
Jn.t llecall.e He Had No Wnnte lu Hi-
Itlilulr lispre.e tile Feelluua.
Young Jlmsoii and hi wife went out
to the country tho other Saturday, tell
. lug the domestic that I hey would
aM-ntl the night at Jliunn' brother'.
Arriving there, they found Hint Jim
sou' brother' famlly-lii-biw bad de
' sceudeit uhiii him from nil parts nnd
111 leglotl. i Slant llirie we not emu
n iiinntel-pliH-e tu sleep on; so after
dinner they camo liutne.
"I'lme give mo the key." said Jim
sou, nt the tup nf the fifth flight. "Of
course Knlle I uut."
"Jlminle, 1 gnve you the key lh'
morning, nnd told you particularly not
tu lose It."
"Ye." snld Jlnison, "anil called mo
back when I wns halfway down stair
and took It bark. Where I 111"
"On the bureau, of rotirse." snld
Mr. Jlnuum cheerily. "Isn't II nleo
Hint I remember where It I. I inn
Jut ee where I put It."
"If you had nn X-ray to put through
nn X-ray door, n well n X-ray eye."
said J I in son, with gloom, "It might txi
better. Can your Roentgen mlml sug
cost nnv method of getting Into our
' peaceful hnmel"
"1 hnvo It!" cried Mrs. Jlmsnn, clop
I ping ber hand. "You know the Smnll
hnve Just gone out uf thu opposite
npnrtineutl Well, you go through
there and uut nu their lire escape lo
ours, nud then open tho kitchen win
dow." "Yes," snld Jlmson, "that's nice. Ka
tlo always locks and bars the window
when I hnvo no key, and leaves It
wide open when I have mine nnd your
nnd hers nud two or three spnru one.
Oh, ye, that's n flno scheme,"
"Now. dun't get sarcastic. AH you'vo
got to do I to tnko my dlnmoud ring
, nnd cut out n little sqitnra In thu gins
to put your hand through nnd then
unlock tlm cntch."
"Your whnt ring?" retorted .Unison.
"Do you think Hint gins can bu cut
with gins such ns "
i "It's, the engngement ring you gnvo
me," snld Mrs. Jlmson mildly.
"'flint's It," replied Jin "Inter
rupting again. If you. had let tne tin
Uh I was going to say that I wouldn't
spoil a line diamond by trying to cut
common or garden glass with It. You
annoy mo terribly sometimes, Mr,
Mrs. Jlmson remnlned discreetly si
lent for n few moments whllo Jlmson
glowered nt the door.
"You might break tho gins, you
know," sho finally hinted.
Jlmson departed grimly, nnd soon tho
sound of smashing gins echoed by nil
tho rut In the neighborhood wn
heard. lie turned Hie cntch, opened
tho window nud walked duwn the hull
wiping with n dishcloth tho blood off
hi hand, which ho had cut, nnd found
his wlfu cheerfully lighting tlio ga.
"I bent you! I bent ymi!" sho ex.
I "How did you get InJ" demnnded
"Why Just nfler you left to brenk In
tho window I remembered I had told
Knlle to lenvo tho door unlatched for
Just such uu emergency, und I thought
It would bo such fun to surprise you.
I bent you I it I I bent you In!"
Jlmson went to bed. New York
Trade In (leiiiiany,
Trudo In (Jormnny lin never been
nt such u low ebb, nnd thu large town
nro filled with thousand of poison out