Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, August 19, 1904, Image 4

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    TOPICS OF THE TIMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER.
E8TINQ ITEMS.
Coram eata and Crltlclama Dated Up6
tka Uapptnln t thm Daj Hitters'
tal asd Newt Notta.
Borne men find It easier to dodge an
obligation than to meet It
Fortune U the only knocker that a
man Ukei to see at hit door.
NIne-tentht of life's pleasure are
denied the woman who Is dumb.
! . oner the self-made man boatts of a
Job that other men would be ashamed
of.
Clothes makes the man. That's nhy
.rhuan clothes makes a man feel that
war.
TM, ..nnn mnn In untitles ll not
A tlC jvuiifc ...mm ... -
comlng to the front He Is at tho
front
It teems that the Filipinos had been
carrying tho openwork fad to an ex
treme. It's a bum magazine these days thnt
hasn't an article on bucaneerlng
finance.
Fewer marriages would be failures
If the contracting parties would act
after marriage as they did before.
The young man who marries an
heiress has a soft snap unless she's
a Boston girl, then It's a cold snap.
It Is easy to acquire a fortune. All
you bare to do Is to quit spending
your money In trying to get something
for-nothing.
The olive crop Is a failure, but tho
cucumber pickle crop Is fully up to
the average. The American girl will
be happy yet, you bet
Sve are informed that the Japs are
natural-born politicians. The informa
tion Is confirmed by the fact that they
ore, taking passes on all the Russian
roads.,
Pity the poor war correspondents.
It Is much less wearing on the consti
tution not to know what Is going on
than to know all about It and not be
able to tell.
A clublady has discovered that
woman has a keener sense of humor
than man and goes on to establlsn
the great fundamental truth that near
ly all man's fallings are due to h.'s
natural conceit
Bishop Potter's wife has been
robbed of $00,000 worth of Jewelss It
is only fair to say for the benefit of
young men who are thinking of enter
ing the ministry that the Jewels were
not purchased with money saved out
or me gooa uisuop s iuij.
Probably one reason why Sir. Rocke
feller Is glad that he Is a loyal Amer
ican Instead of a subject of King Ed
ward Is because It he lived In England
bis Income tax assessment annually,
It Is said, would keep five of bis ma
jesty's first-class battleships In com
mission. It costs a sorry lot to be a
multimillionaire In some countries.
' Belgium Is probably the most demo
cratic of all the monarchical states.
The King of the Belgians not only does
not wear a crown, but has not even a
crown to wearl No coronation cere
mony Is known to the constitution, the
sovereign Inaugurating his reign slm
ply by taking an oath to govern ac
cording to the laws. Moreoyer, the
births of bis children. If be has any,
must be registered In exactly the same
phraseology and in the same set of
books as the births of the humblest
of bis subjects.
Organized governments are rapidly
deciding that it Is unwise to harbor
enemies of organized government. A
little more than a year ago the Ameri
can Congress passed a law excluding
anarchists, and It has been declared
constitutional. The British House of
Commons has recently passed an alien
Immigration bill, which. If the House
of Lords approves it, will make It pos
sible to exclude not only alien anarch
ists, but undesirable aliens of any
other kind. One branch of the Swiss
legislature has approved a bill mak
ing the advocacy of anarchy a penal
offense. Laws already In existence In
France, Germany, Russia, Italy and
other European countries forbid the
teaching of anarchistic doctrines.
It Is chnrged that while only train
ed, high-grade men can operate trains
that are not fully equipped with all
the latest Improvements, the Installa
- tlon of these Improvements Is often
used as an excuse for employing Infe
rior men, thus off-setting any measure
of safety that might have been added
by the Improved equipment The pub
lic, after all. Is to blame. Every man,
of course, regrets the loss of life In
railway accidents and Is ready to cen
sure the managers for running trains
at too high a rate of speed, but when
be starts on a trip he wants the speed
limit removed. The nation Is In a hur
ry and tho railroad company that pro
posed to lessen the speed of trains for
the express purpose of reducing the
chances of accidents would promptly
be ridiculed as an old fogy outfit and
Its business would go to Its rival.
Hetty Green, the richest woman In
America, ate lunch the other day In a
Boston restaurant which the gaping
crowds say sho apparently enjoyed.
When she presented her check to the
cashier It called for eight cents. The
stingy old thing! Had tho check called
"for $8, Mrs. Green could have paid It
as easily, though such extravagance
would doubtless have made her quite
III. If she wero to eat lunches that
cost $8 every half hour of tlie twenty
four and every day In the year she
. would bo unablo to spend a twentieth
part of her Income. One naturally asks
why this rich old woman should prac
tice stinting. She has moro money than
she knows what to do with. One
would thlnk she would desire nt least
the comforts of life. Tho fact Is the
woman has economized so long It is a
part ot her life. Bho finds a certain
sort ot pleasure In It To save a tow
cents Is to her a triumph of manage
ment But there Is a lesson In Hetty
Green's eight-cent lunch a lesson tho
American people need. We are likely
to spend 80 cents rather than eight We
are extravagant We have our thrifty
people, but they are the exception. Wo
are Inclined to diow ourselves, iue
Droverblal "rainy day" has been ex
punged from the average American cal
endar. As a nation or spenuers we
may well point a moral with Hetty
Green's eight-cent lunch, as well as
adorn a tale.
Serious charges are those which the
president of Brown University brought
against college athletics during the
conference of univcrilty presidents at
St Louis, If they are substantiated
the authorities of our educntloual In
stitutions ought to unite In drastic ac
tion designed to check the existing
abuses, even though. In order to do so.
It shall prove necessary to prohibit
Intercollegiate athletics altogether. It
has been matter of common belief for
ti long tlmo past that tho football
teams baseball nines and rowing
crews of the colleges aro made up
largely. If not wholly, from profession
als matriculated solely for that pur
rose, says the Chicago Journal. It
has been more or les positively known
that the intercollegiate exhibitions ot
various athletic torts are largely. If
not chiefly, money-making enterprises.
President Faunce has turned theso
suspicions Into certainties aud has dis
covered In all college athletics a shock
ing state ot affairs which would Jus
tify their total abolition so far as Inter
collegiate contests aic concerned. Ath
letics Is a vitally necessary accompani
ment of college training; the sound
body Is equally essential with the
sound mind within it But It Is a mat
ter of health more than ot winning
victories. The result of It should Ih
health and Its preservation rather than
the Joys of triumph. When It becomes
a thing so Important that the students
are willing to sacrlllce their honor as
gentlemen by hiring professionals
under a subterfuge !t Is time to- do
away with It Too many young men
go to college and devote most of their
atetntlon and energy to sports and
games, and this Is due to the promi
nence allowed athletics in the cur
ricula. But It Is the college authorl
ties who are to blame for this. They
have learned it Is good advertising,
and not the least Important part of
their duties Is to build up their col
leges. But they really cannot much
longer allow a condition of affairs
which, as President Faunce says, will
develop their students Into "leaders In
evading taxes, corrupting politicians
and bribing Juries."
PORTABLE SUMMER HOMES.
Cottages May Now Be Carried to the
Country at Moderate Coat.
A great advantage of the portable
house for summer outings Is that It can
be used every year In a different place.
A family may have a change of scene
every season. The cost of a portable
house varies from $oO to ?ouu nnu is
about one-third less than that ot a
house of the same size built by a car
penter. As summer cottages they meet the
needs of those who want to spend tho i
summer In the country, but who can-
summer m " cuu??. . . '
the mountains, at a low cost and spend
the summer In one of these houses.
The cost of transportation by freight
Is not great, for they can be packed
Into a very small space, each part be
ing flat They are not so plain as one
might suppose, for many of them have
nl.. or wines, which mar be added
If desired.
I know of such a house In which a
family of four have spent their sum
mers at the seashore for several years.
The bouse Is divided Into Ave rooms
one used as a living room, three ot
the others as bedrooms and one as a
kitchen.
In the first place the house cost them
about $200, the transportation about
$20 and they pay the landowner $30
fa year for the privilege of putting up
the house for the summer. They And
It much cheaper than boarding and
much more comfortable than camping
In a tent. In the winter the bouse is
either left standing or packed away
In a neighboring barn.
Two men can put up this portable
bouse In a few hours with a screw
driver, a monkey wrench aud a ham
mer. Country Life In America.
Guess Again.
An old lawyer tells, In the Brooklyn
Eagle, this story of one of his experi
ences, years ago, In cross-examination.
The witness seemed to be disposed to
dodge bis questions.
"Sir," said the lawyer, sternly, "you
need not state your Impressions. Wo
want the facts. We are competent to
form our own Impressions. Now, sir,
answer me categorically."
From that time on be could get lit
tle more than "yes" and "no" out of
the witness. Presently the lawyer
said:
"You say you live next door to the
defendant?"
"Yes."
"To tho north of blmi"
"No."
"To the south?"
"No."
"Well, to the. west, then?"
"No."
"Ah," said tho lawyer, sarcastically,
"wo are likely at last to get down to
the one real fact. You live to the east
of hlra, do you?"
"No."
"How Is that, sir?" the astonished
attorney asked. "You say you live next
door to him. Yet he llvps neither to
the north, south, cast nor west of you
What do you mean by that, sir?"
"I thought perhaps you were com
petent to form tho Impression that we
live In a flat," said the witness, calm
ly; "but I see I must Inform you that
he lives next door above mo."
Don't ever grieve to death If you enn
help It. Such a death, Is very unsatls-
I factory to the doctors, as It affords
them nothing to cut out. '
"You go ahead and do It," Is ouo
way, but there Is a limit to that policy.
,r 1 . . - Vi-ia -7 . J.
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Wato ol rorcsts Mean Ruin.
HE people ot the United States can derive an
object lesson from Braill as to the climatic
effects produced by the destruction of forests.
No more striking Illustration could be found of
the fact that trees make the weather.
In northern Bratll large states have been
brought to the verge of ruin through the devas
T
tation ot the timber lands. United States Consul General
Kipper at Rio dc Janeiro calls attention to the chronic
drouths and torrefactlon in tho states
Norte and Cenra, where the parched country nus urougiu
such suffering that relief measure have been put In opera
tion by the government. The consul gcenrai points om
that the situation there cau be definitely traced to the
wanton destruction ot the timber, once abundant In those
regions. Now the slates aro Doing ucpopniaicu, uuu is
olation rolgns where once nature offered every Inducement
to tho settler.
The United States In recent years has taken steps to
ward the protection of Its forests, but the laws aro still
far from stringent Tho government was slow to awake
tn the iirireiipv of the matter. The waste of timber In this
country during the past fifty years has
belief. Tho continental rallroaus alone, uesiroyeu minimi"
of acres ot forests. They slashed and burned recklessly
In building their lines, and their engine set lire to and
ruined vast areas. Settlers, with no thought of the future
value of the timber, added heavily to the watte. In one
way or ntiother, the ruthless baud of the destroyer has
done damage that cau be repaired only at the cxpouso of
many years.
The forestry department of the government is one that
should be built up and strengthened by laws designed not
only to foster the growing of trees, but to protect the tim
ber now standlug. Chicago Journal.
Wo and Our Neighbors,
MMIORATION is a subject of Infinite possl
hiiltlcs. We had P30.S30 Immigrants last year;
Canada had 12S.00O. Who Is the moro advan
taged! Of ours 033.000 came from tho south
ot Europe Latins and Slavs a class that all
authorities on the subject say Is little to be
desired. Of Canada's comparatively small
mm
amount SO per cent came from Great Britain, Uennany.
France. Belgium, the Scandinavian countries and the
United States the best material in the world to build up
a country and make It richer materially and morally. Not
the klud to people the slums of the cities, live from hand to
mouth, Increase the drain on pauper care, and. In large
part, to get out of the country when they have got all out
of It that they can or want.
Canada has millions of acres, and she Is setting about
their disposal In a way to attract the good citizen. She
offers, too, a stable government; peace, order and law.
where, alas, we have and offer turbulence and n liberty
that, becoming license, Infringes on rights llkon tyranny.
Is the great republic losing Us charm? Is the glamor pass
Ing off? Our Immigration total does not look like it But
igaln comes the question of quality. What boots it that we
get the offscourings of Southern Europo and part with
some of our best blood to build up our neighbor to the
north, where fruits of their industry arc
os? Indianapolis News.
The Cost and Tolly of Wor.
IIF. war In the fur East, according to the com
putation of a well-informed newspaper of
Paris, is costing the Russian government at
least $1,000,000 a day, and the expense Is In
reaslng dally. If the war continues for years,
as the experts say it Is pretty sure to do, Rus
sia will accumulate a burden of debt that will
. llMVv upon many future generations.
iuau uui it " - - .
was very strong. Russia, on the contrary, has been throw
ing millions after millions since the new policy with re
gard to the Asiatic portion of the empire was put Into
operation. Nobody knows how much the Trans-Siberian
railway has cost. But It Is an enormous amount; and the
expenditures on Port Arthur, Dalny. Harbin. Vladivostok,
and the other outposts nave run imo w.
OBEYING ORDERS.
During the war with Spain 47,000
soldiers were nt one time camped at
Chlckamauga nwaltlng orders for the
Invasion of Cuba. Some of the regi
ments were made up of the finest and
most earnest young men of the com-munltles-from
which they came. Tho
exigencies of camp life necessitated
duties with which they bad been un
familiar. From one cavalry regiment
two young men, cultivated, wcc.iny,
and graduates of colleges, were detail
ed to assist In horseshoeing; and so
faithfully did they do their work that
within a month they were able to
make as good a bo-seshoe, and shoe a
borso as well, as men who had been
trained to the trade from youth.
"It was not exactly what we hnd In
mind when wo enlisted," said one of
them, "and It was as near the battle
field us wo ever rot; but it was our
way of serving our country then, and
we tried to do our duty."
A harder duty still was assigned to
another man In the same regiment.
The major detailed him to keep tho
regimental canteen. Not only wns he
a total abstainer, but ho was opposed
to tho canteen on principle, and In his
conversation with bis comrades bad
made no secret of his tecllng In tho
matter.
He hotly resented his assignment to
this hateful labor, aud could easily
have risen In rebellion at what seemed
a gratuitous Insult to his well-known
principles. But he said to himself that
the responsibility for his assignment
to the task rested with the major, but
the responsibility for tho war In which
bo performed his duty was his own.
So lie took up the unpleasant work
amid not a little curiosity ou tho port
of his comrades concerning the way In
which he would obey tho major's or
dirs. "I will give you the beer If you want
It," he said to tho tlrct man who asked
for a drink of beer, "but I have some
thing better here In tho finest lemon
ade to be found In camp." Removing
the cover, ho-dlsclosed a generous ves
sel fllled'to the brim with rich lemon
ade, and n large lump of Ico In the
middle. It wns too tempting to re
, slst, and the lemonade was pr-chased
Instead of tho beer. Beforo noon of
the first day bs lemonade wub known
throughout tho camp, and the run upon
tho canteen wob such that be was kept
busy making more, and ho took pains
to keep tho quality up to tho mark.
lions. Indeed, it was pretty well known to the Japanese
as well as to the rest of the world that Russia's treasury
was In an extremely bad way at the time war was declared.
But the $1,000,000 a day Is, after all, only small part
ot the bills Russia baa to face. Her losses of battleships
have meant the destruction ot hundreds of millions ot dol
lars' worth of property that must be replaced, and the
prospective capture ot her great towns with their arma
ments must make the Czar's heart sick.
Considered as a plain business proposition, the war with
Jap.iu does not seem to be a very good Investment. Even
though Russia should win at last, she will have to defend
her possessions more expensively than ever, and how many
years of ownership ot Manchuria will bo required to make
up her losses? Chicago Journal.
of Rio (Srande do
locn almost beyond
absolutely lost to
It Is not merely
uunurm. oi m,.
The major came by and saw bow he
was conducting the place, but he rais
ed no objection. The men of the regi
ment understood the reason for sup
plying the lemonade, and although at
first there had been some disposition
on the part of the rougher ones to
make merry over the uncomfortable
situation In which the young mnn had
been placed, even these camo to ad
mire the spirit In which he obeyed or
ders, and they rallied to his support.
When his duties nt the canteen were
over, he was found it the camp
Young Men's ChrlBtlan Association,
helping In the religious work of the
regiment. But tho popularity of bis
lemonade proved so great as to de
mand n steady supply of It, and In
proportion as the lemonade was con
sumed, the sale of other drinks dimin
ished. The young soldier had obeyed his or
ders, and performed a task which his
soul despised, but ho did It In a way
that helped to glvo uls regiment the
reputation of being one of the soberest
and most orderly In camp.
HALL8AND8 IS OOOMED.
Unnll.h Vllluge la Falling Bloly Into
the Bea.
Nestling under the cliffs about a
mllo from Start point, on the east side.
Is a cluster of white cottages, which
forms tho village ot Hallsands, says
the London Graphic, Far removed
from a railway and separated from tho
nearest point of tourist tralllc by sev
eral miles of rough Devonshire lanes,
Its main connection with modem life Is
tho dally cart which carries crabs to
the station.
Tho village, which Is built closo to
the tiea, faces Hist, and Is exposed to
the fury of easterly galea. Walls and
quays have from tlmo to tlmo been
built to prevent the waves reaching tho
houses and nntnro provided a safe
guard from tho peril In the shape of
fifty yards of pebble bench which tho
gnlo rolled up against tho quays and
so formed a natural embankment to
preservo the walls and foundations,
All would, no doubt, have continued
to go well with tho prlmltlvo spot had
not tho contractors for government
works at Keybam cast their eyes on
that bunk of shingle. They persuaded
the governmrmt to let them uso this
beach for their work, and for threo
years every spell of flno weather
brought tho dredger to tho spot and
strings of lighters would, go away
ludeu with the 'shingle.
In time tho beach sank twelve feet
for a mllo and a half, leaving the
quays exposed. When bad weather
Railroads In Darkest Africa.
T seems only the other day that explorers were
gaining fame by penetrating to regtona of
Africa through which one may now ride In a
drawing room car. Tho other day the first
through trnln left Capo Town for Victoria
falls, on the Zambesi River, near where Liv
ingstone died, and on the edge ot that region
tho exploration of which made Stanley famous. Willi the
opening ot traffic of this southern section ot the Capo to
Cairo road half the aplendld dream of Cecil Rhodes a
dream which caused men of lesser minds to say that he
was touched with madness becomes materialized Into a
prosaic, working fact, a matter of freight rates, time tables
and tips to the Pulnian porter. .
From tho north one cau now travel more than a thou
sand miles to where only a few years ago, "the fires of
hell encircled In the desert lost Khartum" as easily as one
can travel to Chicago, and south of Gordon's reclaimed
capital the railroad Is creeping along the banks of the
Upper Nile. From Capo Town to Victoria Falls Is another
thousand miles, leaving something like 2,600 miles more ot
road to be built, but much less than that It use Is made,
as It will be at first, of the long stretches ot lake navigation
available. A section of only 730 miles will carry the south
ern stretch of the road to I -ike Tanganyika, from the
northern end of which a short section will connect with Jhe
head waters of the Nile.
Before we fully realize what Is being accomplished, the
scream of the locomotive whistle will scare the Infant Nllus
in his cradle aud the realm of the Pharaohs find an outlet
along the shores where Table Mountain looks out toward
the Antartlc seas. All the schemes of ambition cherished
tty the dead Egyptian kings had no vision of expansion so
great as this. The dream of Cecil Rhodes was greater than
the dreams of the Pharaohs. New York Press.
A National Peril.
HERE Is more In the toleration ot recent auto
mobile performances on the highway than the
mere Ignoring of the rights and the safety of
other people, since the thing would not be pos
sible unless we had forgotten part ot the spirit
of our Institutions.
For Instance, it la Impossible to avoid the
conviction that the only reason some of the men who drive
racing machines escape gaol Is that they are conspicuous
In some way, generally the possession of a good deal of
money. The average man would serve a term behind the
bars It he caused the needless annoyance and danger and
damage which these men do.
But If this Is true, where Is the practical equality before
the law of which we have boasted for years? And without
that what becomes of the basis of our system of popular
government?
In the matter of sport that the change
has come. It Is commonly observed that It Is almost im
possible to punish Individuals or corporations of a certain
prominence for some offenses. Between the complaint and
the exaction ot the penalty thero Is almost always a way
ot escape for these people, although there would not be
for smaller fry. The exceptions are Just about enough to
prove the rule.
It Is a more or less clear perception ot the fact which
causes much of the discontent which existing In Ignorant
men, takes queer and unreasonable forms, but Is none the
less founded In a certain degree of Justice, and which
among wiser men leads to apprehension ot the future, un
less we can bring about a more general regard for sound
principles of Justice and for the authority of law against
one exactly as against another. Hartford Times.
came tho mischief dono was apparent
Ground swells swept the beach bare,
leaving little rocks. Soon the walla of
the quays began to suffer, and then the
sea began slowly but surely to en
cronch on tho shore, until house after
house had to be abandoned because of
the damage done to thorn by the forco
of the waves that beat against them
unrestrainedly.
Every storm docs furtbox damage
and one of the last Inroads made by
the sen cut through the one atrcet of
tho village, tho two sides of which aro
now connected by a wooden foot
brldgo. A fund has been started to
purchase land on the top of the cliff
at tho back of tht tillage, as a site for
a new village, for tho old Hallsands
seems doomed.
The destruction of the fishing village
Is to be made tho subject of a lawsuit.
An owner of property thero has Issued
a writ against Sir John Jackson, Lim
ited, tho contractors for Keyham dock
yard extension works. Tho plaintiff al
leges that the defendants, by dredging,
removed thousands of tons of shingle,
which formed a natural barrier against
tho sea,
The admiralty and Sir John Jackson
subscribed $7,300 toward a sea wall to
protect the village, but that has been
partially washed away.
He Gets Up Early.
"If you want to get cool In these hot
days," said a man who begins bis dally
work nt 0 o'clock In the morning, "try
rising early.
"I get up at about a quarter past 3
In tho morning and get out Into the
open air Just before 4 o'clock, which Is
half an hour before sunrise. It Is pret
ty nearly broad daylight then, and tho
uspect of things Is cheerful, and the
transition from Indoors to the bright
cool outer air Is delightful,
"The atmosphere is Just then at Its
coolest, from Its longest freedom from
the warmth of the sun, and It Is clear
and bright and tonic. If you want a
breath of cool, fresh nlr In the hottest
season get up and get out at 4 o'clock
In the morning," Chicago Inter
0cCB11'
Too Much to ICipeot.
Brookelelgh I don't know what
time It Is.
Ascum Isn't your watch running?
Brokelelgh I don't think so, I
could hardly expect the pawnbroker to
keep It wound up. Philadelphia Press,
Now up and up, when you take a
good look at yourself In the glass,
don't you think, "Well, I'm not such a
bad-looking fellow?"
Why Should the Placid Ilovln Inspire
Terror In tut Feminine llrtast,
"Coward one who Is afraid of a
cowl" shouted a derisive small brother
across a stout wall, moved to a sudden
fury of definition unauthorized by
Webster or Worcester. Ills sister,
few years older than he, was clamber
ing wildly over the wall, panic-stricken
by the apparition ot a mild aud
tnootug procession lumbering barnward
from ruuud a corner of the lane.
Why are women, not country bred,
Instinctively afraid ot cows? What
Is there terrible In a cow. except that
It Is big? But then, what It thtrt ter
rible In a mouse, txcrpt that It It
small? Both forms of fear art put
tllug; both aro amusing to the onlook
er, but real and painful to tht sufferer.
Both are a matttr of tht nerves; aud
both, fortunately, are dlsnppcartng us
au athletic outdoor llfo gives health
and nerves and courage to women.
Most women still dislike mice; but a
inutist among an assembly of women
no longer creates au uproar, and even
she who shudders and tklpt to tafety
on a sofa neither shrieks nor collapses
In a faint upon her perch, as our fore
mothers were not ashamed to do.
There Is a Ilka Improvement In tho
relation of women to cows. Moat wo
men yet prefer cows at a distance; but
they aro teaming fast to endure, to
confront, to duty, to "shoo," yes, tveu
at need to iiillk the monster beforo
which they were wont to flee lu terror
with outcries of dismay, or to appeal
abjectly for help to the nearest freckle
faced boy of but a fraction their ago
and Inches.
The tramping girl, the ramping girl,
the camera girl, tht golfing girl, tho
botantitug girl all find It alike Incon
venient aud humiliating to pamper
their fear of cowa If fear they have.
It hat become a thing to conquer.
Moreover, out who hat conquered It de
clares there are few prouder momenta
In tht life ot womau than that In
which the Drat successfully "shoot" a
cow. Parasol, stick, or even stalk of
mullein or waving fern-froud lu hand
anything to give the sense of being
armed aha brarea her tnul for mar
tyrdom and kcept tho middle of tht
path, heroically Indicating to the ap
proachlug cattlt that It It for them,
nevermore for her. to take to the ditch
when space It Insufficient.
There Is a breathlrta, an awful In
stantthen a great hoof splays spat
tering Into the mud, tht dun bulk of
the leader lumbers clumally aside with
cow-btll clashing, the others, turning
large ayes Inquiringly upon her at they
past, follow suit, and victory It hersl
Henceforth tht twilight hour, loveli
est of all In country byways, hat lost
Its terrors. Her cowardice overcome,
tht can tvtn welcome as an added
charm In tht tranquil tctut of unper
turblug presenrt of tht ptcturtaque,
placid, alow, sweet-breathing- cow.
Youth't Companion.
Curloua Card Hhowe Aft.
Let any perton under 04 yeart of age
point out all the columns In which his
agtt Is found. Add togtthtr the num
bcrt at tht bead of thett columns, and
the sum will be bis age:
A. II. C. D. E F.
1 2 4 8 10 82
3 8 0 0 IT 83
6 a o io is si
7 7 7 11 IB 83
0 10 12 12 0 80
11 11 13 13 21 87
13 14 14 14 22 33
10 15 13 IS 23 80
17 18 20 24 24 40
10 10 21 23 23 41
21 22 22 20 20 42
23 23 23 27 27 43
23 20 28 28 28 44
27 27 20 20 20 40
20 80 80 80 30 4(1
Bl 81 81 31 31 47
83 84 80 40 4 8 48
80 33 87 41 49 40
87 88 08 42 60 60
30 30 39 43 61 61
41 42 44 44 62 62
43 43 43 43 63 63
43 40 40 40 64 64
47 47 47 47 63 65
49 60 62 60 6') 6(1
61 61 63 o7 67 67
63 64 64 68 68 6H
63 63 63 69 60 6U
67 68 00 00 00 CO
60 69 01 01 01 01
01 62 02 02 02 02
03 63 03 03 03 03
First Oily Horn.
Theodore Roosevelt Is a native of
New, York City the first natlvo of that
city, or of any large city of the coun
try, to bold the office of President of
the United States.
Ueorgo Washington was born In a
small town In Westmoreland County,
Virginia; Jefferson at Bbuuwell, .Madi
son at Port Conway, the first Harrison
at Berkeley, Tyler at Charles City, and
Monroo at a small settlement In West
moreland County all In Virginia.
Jackson's birthplace was at Waxbaw,
an Isolated settlement on tho border
line between North and South Caro
lina, John Adams and John Qulncy
Adams were bora In Qulncy, Mass.
CJrant was a native ot Point Pleasant,
Ohio; Oarfleld of Hlrain, Harrison of
North Bend, Hayes of Delaware, and
William McKIuley of Nlles all in
Ohio. Polk was born at Plnevllle, a
settlement In Mecklenburg County, N.
C, a town of less than 600 Inhabitants.
Abraham Lincoln was bom at a small
settlement In Larue, then Hardin Coun
ty, Kentucky; General Taylor at a
small settlement In Virginia; Franklin
Pierce at Hlllsboro, Mass.; James Bu
chanan at Cope Gap, Pa,; Andrew
Johnson at Raleigh, N. C. Of tho New
York Presidents, Martin Vun Buren
,wot born at Ktndcrbook, N. Y.; Fill
more at Summerhlll, N. Y.; Arthur at
,Falrfleld, Vt, and drover Cleveland at
Caldwell, N, J. Chicago Inter Ocean.
hlugle Nothingness.
A numbtr of Philadelphia lawyors,
saya tht .Philadelphia Public Ledger,
were exchanging stories of their ex
periences with witnesses under exam
ination. One or the party told the fol
lowing:
He was questioning a wltucss, and
said, "You have lived lu Philadelphia
a number of years. How long?"
"Just twenty-flvo years,"
"Wbero did you live before that
time?" asked the lawyer, hoping to
prove an Important point,
"I didn't live," replied the witness.
"I was tingle."
You can say a whole lot In a minute.
OLD'
f FAVORITES ;
4--H--H-r4l-rr4--H-'
Farmer John,
Home from hit Jouruay Farmer Joliu
AtrlrtJ thla morning, aaft tnd sound,
III. I.I.M, iiff and lila old clotllta OU,
"Now I'm myaelf," ts;t Farmer John;
And he thinks, "I'll look, aruunu. -
Up Ictpa the dogs "Gat down, you pup;
Ara villi at Llni1 rnll would eat tilt IHY '
The horses prick up their ttra tt lilmi
"Wall, well, out linyi
II. ha nl.l fil-.vl
Do you get good feed when I am awsy?"
"You haven't a rlhl" ssya Farmer John:
"The rattle are looking round and alcek;
rue run is going io ne a roan,
A...I ., I...... ,u , .... , I...... Iim liaa crown!
nru nrim me ran urai .
Haja Farmer John. "When Pt been
on
to csll yon again about the trough.
Aim waien mm j'Pi yuii
li a greater comfort Ihnn Jon cau think I
Aim lie pata mil liny
And lie tlnpa old (Irnjr.
"Ah, thla Is the comfort of Klg away!
"For, after all." said Fanner John.
"The brat nf the Journey la geltlna home!
I've aeen great tight hut would 1
Thla apot, and the peaceful life I
For all their Parla and Rome?
These hllla for tlie city's stilled air,
And big hotels, all bilall and glare;
Laud all houara, anil Mad all aloiira,
That deafen )oiir eara and bltr your
honra?
Would yon, old Bay?
Would ynu, old dray?
That'a what on geta by golug away I"
'There, money la king," saya Fanner
John;
"And faahhin la queen; and It's mighty
qilei-r
To are how, aonirllmea, while the man
It raking and scraping all he cau,
The wife spends every year,
thiough, you'd think, for aeora of wlrea.
To keep I linn In lusiiry all tlirlr llirei,
The town It a perfect Babylon
To a quiet chap," aaa Fanner John.
"You aee. old Hay,
You are, old tlray
I'm w Iter than when 1 went away."
"Pre found out this," saya Farnirf
John
"That happlneaa la not bought ami sold,
And clutched la a lift ot waile ami
hurry,
In nlghta of pleasure snd daya of worry;
And wealth lau't all In gold.
Mortgage and Blocks and tru per rent.
But In almpla wa)a and awret content.
Few wanta, pure hopes, ami uotiln ends.
Some laud to till, and a few good friend).
Like you. old Bay,
And you, old dray I
That's what I've learned by going away."
J. T. Trowbridge.
NEVER HAD A CANDIDATE.
Ilawkeja Htale la Ntitr Iloubtfut,
That'e the Keaaon,
Iowa flrat took part In n national
election In 1K48 and It has since grown
to be out of the moat lniortnut Htnti-i
of the country, with moro thnn 3(KI,00I
voters, and, from Its geographical po
sition, exercising great power In tho
West Home of the moat Important po
litical agitations which havo swnyed
the action of other Western States
have had their origin In lown, notably
"the Granger movement," "tint null
railroad fight," and "tho aealed puck
age" agitation as applied to the prohi
bition question,
But, though Iowa has Iiwii abund
antly recognised In all other Hues of
political preferment (It haa now two
representative In the President's I'nb
Intt, tht Secretary of tho Treasury nod
the Secretary of Agriculture, and had
In the last Congress the Speakership).
It has never been recognlied by either
of the great political parties for a nom
ination to tho Presidency or tho VU-o
Presidency.
Twice tho Democrats took their
Presidential candidate from neighbor
ing Nebraska, twlco their Vice Presi
dential candidate from neighboring
Missouri, twlco their Vlco Presidential
candidate from neighboring Illinois, the
States which make the western, south
ern and chief eaatern boundary ot
Iowa. But from the State of Iowa It
self no candidate for President or Vlco
President has come In u Democratic
national convention.
On tho Republican side the failure to
nominate an lowan has been equally
marked. Tho Hawkeye Htato has vo
ted In turn for every Republican can
didate for the Presidency sluco and In
cluding Fremont, but though It has u
long Hue ot Cabinet appointments
Klrkwood, McCrary, Iliirlnn, Hnttnii,
Belknap, Wilson, and Hhaw It hn
never recotved a nomination for Pres
ident or Vlco President. Tho most
natural expiation Is that Iowa has nev
er been considered n doubtful State.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Waves of I'oaalmlam.
Pessimism alwnya exists, but It
comes In waves, ond a wnvo of this
kind Is Just now sweeping over thu
world. Anyone who will take llio trou
ble to look over tho magazine mid
newspaper flics will find bait n dozen
times In tho last 20 years when wo
wero treated to tho snmo pessimism
nnd to much tho sanio stories of na
tional, moral and political decay ns no
are to-day. If all of theso were trim
wo would bo sunk so low to-duy that
It would bo Impossible to go any lower.
It, however, wo compare long ranges
of tlmo wo see unquestioned progress
In every line, moral and political, us
well as Industrial and financial. Wo
hear complaints of bad municipal gov
ernment, of gruft lu Kt. Louis, crook
edness In Minneapolis nnd rntti'iincss
In Philadelphia, but, ns a matter of
fact, the conditions for tho country ns
a whole aro greatly Improved, Tho
apparent decline Is duo to tho fact that
we know of ull tho corruption to-day,
thanks to tho press, whereas of old It
was hidden nwny In darkness nnd se
crecy. In tho snmo way tho apparent
Increaso In crime, which Is tho basis of
the English plaint, tho greater number
of arrests reported everywhere, tho
larger number of prisoners In Jail, do
not really mean more crime, but nio
duu to tho fact that we havo n bet lor
pollco system nnd that very few
crimes go undetected and unpunished,
as they did formerly, New Orleans
Times-Democrat.