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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 10, 1895)
MAj vj...-i but I
Th Man Who IMtln't llpllrva la IN.
1Mb a a rilir.
A iuro. ncivons l.toUmg man, nnay
tt iu h tasty suit if blink end ciiiiyu g
a small vahso lit hi hand, wont into
one of the loading hotels the other day
iuiiI addressed himself to the clerk:
'I see you use raw potato a a peu
A THIRD IRISH PARTY.
hmIts neh with McCarthy May can
Timothy Michael Healy, the famon
wiper," !io observed.
"Ye," replied tho hott'l clerk, who
happened to be at leisure and iu a wood
to be gracious. "It is an good iu uuy
thiutr else aud keen tbe peu from cot
rod ing. "
"Have you ever uiade an estimate.
asked tlio stranger, leauiiuj forward and
nieakinii in a confidential tue, "of the
probable effect of the gcmnal adoption
. of the txituto an a peuwipor, or rather a
"I dou't Uiitik I have," said the
"It is worth your while, sir, re
joined tbe man iu black, spcukiug ear
cost It and hurriedly, "There are in
thii town today probably not less than
800 hotels that habituiilly use potatoes
to stick their pens iu. Kaon one takes a
fresh potato every morniug. That uses
BP 200 potatoes a day. Iu a bushel there
are about 100 potatoes of the size of
this one you are using. That makes two
bushels a day, or 730 bushels a year.
Do you begin to see"
"Wait a monieut. That is merely
the beginning. I have spoken only of
the hotels. The use cf the potato as a
Tienstickor is growing constantly. It is
spreading to mercantile establishments.
Imagine what will be the consequences
when the hotels and stores Hud offices
cf this town use up 100,000 selected po
tatoes every day I Think of it! The
enormous total of 8(1,500,000 potatoes,
or 8t5,000 bushels in one year in Chi'
cago alone ! And every blamed potato
gone to waste! A potato, sir, is no good
when it is stuck full of ink. It is ren
dered absolutely valueless. Imagine, if
"Pay, are you"
"N'u, sir. I am not a potato euthnsi
ast. I am a plain citizen, with a head
for figures and the figures to show for it.
With a view of doing what one man
can do to prevent a custom thought
less It and inadvertently adopted from
becoming a national calamity," he pro
ceeded, opening his valise, "I have in
rented a little arrangement of wood,
leather and tissue paper. I call it the
comprehensive nec viper. It is, as yc
see, very L-.nch more ornamental than a
potato. It is cheaper. It involve no
waste of a useful food product. Renew
ed once a week, it will last a year at a
total expense of"
"I don't want it. "
"At a total expense, I was about to
"I don't care what the expense is. I
don't want it. "
"Yon don't, hey?"
"Xa I wouldn't have a carload of
them as a gift."
"Oh, you wouldn't! You don't care
how soon there comes a shortage in the
potato crop and the price runs up to $10
a bushel ! That's the sort of man you
are, is it? You're willing to go ahead
and plunge the country into a potato
famine, are you? Rather than spend 25
cents for a useful invention you d see
the whole darned country starve, would
you? A man, sir, that will stand right
up in the face of facts and statistics a
man that can't be reached by figures
and doesn't care for figures is a man,
sir. that would have committed the
crime of 1873 if he'd had the chance.
That's all, sir!"
He put the comprehensive penwiper
back in his valise, shut the latter with
a loud snap and with a look of lordly
scorn strode away. Chicago Tribune.
Irish M. 1'. who
umi an curly
grave, after Par
been exploits! in
the d i v o r o
courts, is now en
timothy HKAl.v. present leader of
the Aiiti-Pnrnellit factum, from his
place, Healv is also nt odds with Johu
billon, M. P., McCarthy's chief lieuten
ant in the conduct of the mrty's affairs.
Hcaly hates McCarthy and lh Hon as
heartily as he hated Puruell after the
groat Irish leader icfusvd to surrender the
scepter, and there serins excellent reason
for believing that if Healv dix-s not sue
coed in driving McCarthy from the chair
mansion of the Anti-Pstinollites he will
cause a split iu the most powerful fae
tiou battling for Irish home rule. In
this event there will ho three Irish par
ties in parliament engaged in a Kil
keuuv cat ssirt of strife that will effoc
tnallv kill whatever little chance Ireland
may at present have of securing home
Healv was born Mav 17, 1853. at
Buutrv, in the county of Cork. From
boyhood he displayed great interest in
Ireland's political struggles, and at the
age of 25 was arrested for delivering an
incendiary speech at Bantry. He escaped
conviction, and soon thereafter was
elected to parliament from Wexford.
Once iu the commons he sjeetaiiy estab
lished a repntatiou. owing to his seal
for Ireland and his marked talent as an
orator. Iu November, jpM, he and l.
P. O'Connor uttonded the Land League
convention he:d in I hicago, ami lus
wealth of Irish wit, his liery oratory.
his pathos mid his pugnacity won for
him many admirers. The Lund League
voted $250,000 to assist the Irish move
nieut, and tire American tonr was a
glorious success. In Healv served
four mouths in prison for seditious
speech, and the following year was
called to the Irish bar. Iu 1MI0, when
Parnell was driven from the party lead
ership, Healy abused him with a viru
lence that shocked even the other enemies
of ParuelL Sinee then Healy has been
very conspicuous iu Irish matters, and
he will doubtless have a party of his
own before lony.
A RAILROAD KING'S GIFT.
Hill Seminary. Ita Donor and tha Educa
tional Work It Will Do.
Hard by the famous falls of Minne
haha and six miles from the center of
the city of St. Paul stands Hill semi
nary, anew educational institution that
will long endure as a monument to the
liberality of James J. Hill, the enter-
(4 5 a u a u u s i a a
A CKInoM Oululoa of fokcis
A Chlmwe geutleiiiiin ulaylng at uua
of our big hotel, finding the tuna bann
ing heavy on his hands, asked an Amer
ican acquaintance to Initiate him into
the itiyatciu of the Kama of poker,
doine other meu were iuvitel iu and
tlia value was playinl with a $2 limit.
The Chiiiiimuu was greatly interested,
playing boldly aud losing philosophical
ly to tha extent of about $100. Tlieu he
callinl a halt. While they were, nettling
tip the gum one of the party, desirtug
to break the solemn silence, said : "Well,
Mr. . poker how you like him?"
The Chiuanian Khrugtted his shoulders
and said, with a faraway UxA iu his
eyes, "HihkI game!" and theu added
quicklv, "Not cheap!' Chicikgo Times
Herald. Uoliif I ii.li-r With lUnk t'Kllur.
Molly'i Church lWaoau
Parson Well, Milly, did you likemy
senium this morning?
Molly Oh, yis, your rivirenee, 'twas
Parsou And what psirt vt it did you
like best. Mollv?
Molly In troth, pl'ase your rivir
enee, I clou t rememoer any pait exact
ly, but altogether it was mighty improvin.
Parson Now, Molly, if yon don t re-
metulier it, how could it lie improving?
Molly Now, doe youi rivirenee see
that liuinlhave been washin mid dhrv-
iu ou that hedge there?
Pin son Certainly, Molly.
Mollv And isn't the liuiii all the
better for the el nnin?
Parson No doubt, Molly.
Molly Hut uut a dhrop of the soap
and wather stays iu it. Well, sir, it's
the same thiii wid me. Not a word of
the suriniiit stays iu me. But I am all
the better ami rl'uner for it, for all
that. Household Words.
ATT1IK AKMY'S IIKAI
GENERAL NPLSON A. MILE SWILL SOON
ASSUME THAT PLACC.
II V Not lrilutd fn'iii IVIut,
ml II la lh V..unrt l M ' ,"r
llri-oniK rniuinlfr In hkf-HU '
rvr In Itrlrf.
Oemral Nelson A. Miles, now In
ruiinnuid of the inllitai-y department of
the east, with headquarters on Oovon;-
ois Island, in New Yuk linrhor, who
is to iissume coiniiiand of the entire
army uihui the lniMiidlng ri'tireinent of
Ueneral Schotleld, will be the first ofllcer
not a graduate of West Point to reach
that high pla Ho will also be the
youngest general, excepting tleiieral Phil
Sheridan, who has ever been altne neau
of CncleSaiu's military fon-e. General
Sheridan was but 62 years old when he
died, tleiieral Miles is ft7, and as IU In
the retirement age has seven year of
uctive service liefore him.
Nelson A. Miles was 22 when the war
broke out, having been bom in l;ll at
Westminster, Mas. The little red
nchoolhouso was the source of his earliest
iHlucatioil, and the course he receivei
there was MipplenieiitiHl by the training
if the village ncudemy. At 111 he left
the neadeinv and went to Huston, where
he got a place as dork or salesman in a
dry goods more. Among his unenstors
were numbered Some of the old time
flL'hlcr of the republic, and a love for
military affairs was one of his charae
The RiTal Beaatlr.
Dear Girl I wouldn't go down in a
coal mine for the world.
Rival Belle It's nothing. I went
down in one once.
Dear Girl I know I'd get all black
and. look like a fright
Rival Belle I spent an hour in one,
and none of the party spoke of any
change in my appearance when we came
Dear Girl But you are a very pro
nounced bninette, you know. New
Willing to Accommodate.
Pretty Girl (looking in crowded ele
vator) Can you squeeze me in there:
Polite Young Man (promptly) I
don't know, miss. But I can come out
and squeeze you. New York World.
Prof essor ( about to start on his wed
ding trip bids his parents farewell, then
to his young wife) Goodby dear
"What, yon are saying goodby to me
"Why, that's so, you are going with
me!" Bach fur Alle.
It is said that in Virginia there are
1,900,000 acres of waste land or land
that is not under cultivation more than
there is under cultivation, while in
North Carolina there is double the land
not cultivated that is cultivated. Illi
nois has 4,000,000 of its 80,000,000 that
prising president of the Great Northern
railroad, and Archbishop John Ireland,
one of tbe ablest Catholic prelates in the
United States. Jim Hill borrowed car
fare to get to St. Paul, it is said, but
now he has more millions than he has
fingers, thumbs and toes, and three years
ago he gave $500,000 for the erection of
a Catholic school that should bear his
name and be an aid in the higher educa
tion of Catholics.
Surrounding the college are 40 acres
of land, the gift of Archbishop Ireland,
who is intensely interested in tbe proj
ect. The immediate campus of the
seminary contains six acres, and the six
buildings thns far erected are located in
the form of a letter U. There is an ad
ministration building, a class building,
a refectory and a gymnasium, and the
two remaining structures are residence
buildings. The seminary was recently
opened to pupils with great pomp, Mgr.
Satolli, the papal delegate in America,
officiating as celebrant at the pontifical
mass, which was a conspicuous feature
of the ceremonies.
The central object of the school is tc
furnish proper educational facilities for
students who desire to enter the priest
hood. The branches of study comprise
theology, philosophy, scripture, ecclesi
astical history, eloquence, liturgy, po
litical economy, higher sciences and
higher English literature. Applicants
who purpose taking the full course in
the seminary must have first passed
through a Roman Catholic parochial
school and a preparatory collegiate
course of six years. Then they must take
a course of six years at the seminary,
which is called by the faculty an eccle
Cach of the two residence buildings
or dormitories has sufficient space to
eomfortably accommodate 120 students,
and each student has at his disposal two
rooms, a bedroom and a reception room
or den, where he may pursue his studies.
The cjass building is 'two stories high
and has fonr lecture rooms and an andi
toriuni with seating capacity for 900
persons. The administration building
contains the residence quarters and of
fices of the faculty.
A large, gcrx nutured looking roan.
who alwavs stops at u certain up town
tel, was greatly attracted to a little
girl iu the dining room the other day.
She was about two yeurs old, was be
ginning to run about aud talk a good
deal and also appeared to be at home iu
the botcL After smiling at him across
the dining room and making friends
with him at a distance, ho aecixited her
in the hall. He asked her the regulation
questions put by strangers to children,
all of which she answered promptly as
her baby fashion Would permit.
Finally the old gentleman shcxik
hands with her and said : "You are it
nice little girl. Shall I bring you a box
of candy tomorrow?"
The little one looked puzzled u mo
ment, then spoke up brightly:
"N'o; 'oo better doe dot it now!"
She gWt the candy that evening. Chi
A Kcmarkable rig.
A newly married lady who recently
graduated from Vassar college is not
well posted about household matters.
She said to her grocer not long since:
"I bought three or four hums here a
couple of mouths ago und they were
very fine. Have you any more like
" Yes.ma'am," said the grocer, "there
are ten of those hums hanging up there. "
"Are you sure they are all off tho
"Yes; ma'aai. "
"Then I'll take three of them."
No l'on!ble Danger of It.
Straggles Missus, won't yer give a
starvin man 10 cents? j
Kind Lady Aud you won't take this
10 cents and get drnuk on u if I give it
Straggles Lord bless you, mum, I
couldn't git drunk on less'u a dollur'u
'ah ! Chicago Record.
ulta Gcrm-ane to Hlra.
"Tobacco is an excellent fumigator,"
remarked Twofer as ho lighter! np a
dead black cigar. "It drives germs out
"Count mo as a germ," said Good-
style as soon as he had one whiff of it.
New York World.
Italy and the Export of Antiqaltiea.
Signor di Prisco, an Italian country
gentleman, recently dug up on his estate
28 ancient silver vases of Greek work
manship. He tried to sell them in Paris
for $100,000, but under the law forbid
ding the export of antiquities from Ita
ly tbe Italian minister of education be
gan proceedings against him.
Tba Wealth of Louisiana.
The state of Louisiana, sugar planta
tions and all, is worth $169,162,439.
Too Valuable a IJf to lie Rhlwd.
Acquaintance Why dou't you go and
inspect that flimsy looking new build
ing they are putting up iu the next
Building Inspector I'm afraid it
isn't safe to go into it. Chicago Tribune.
' He YVa aa Author.
De Writer Things go and come with
Von Bilk You mean come und go,
don't you, my friend?
De Writer No; I'm an author.
Kstablliililng a Footing.
"All rights reserved," chuckled the
one legged burglar in the shoe store a
he selected a few lefts and moved soft
ly toward the open window in the rear.
"Have you given fresh water to tbe
"So, mamma, they haven't drunk
what they've got already." Christian
OKNMUL Mit-SON A. UII.KH.
teristics even when a loy. In ISHO,
when there swim-d to ! some prusiert
of civil war, he joined iu with a num
ber of other yontig men and formed an
organization which took military in
structions from ail old French ofllcer.
Ho was therefore fairly well trained iu
military mutters when hostilities broke
out, and upon enlisting wit made a cap
tain in the Twenty -second Mawtuchu
With this regiment he joined the
Army of the Potomac ami servtd
throughout the peninsula campaign, lie
attained the rank of colonel in the short
Fpacc of two months, when he wtt hut
22 years old.
At Fredericksburg he was wounded in
the neck, and at ChaiicellorNville receiv
ed a severe wound in the groin and leg,
being so badly hurt that he had to ha
carried from the field. This injury kept
Mile from active service for some time,
and it was dun to it that he was not
present at the battle of Gettysburg, the
only iiiiiHiitaiit engagement in which
the Army of the Potomac took part at
which he was not present. At sipollsyl-
vania be was in tho thick of the light,
and in theclnsiiig uperaliolisof tho war,
including the net ion ut White Oak Ridge
and the pursuit of I, Miles still further
distinguished himself. When the war
closed, he was brevette-d a brigadier gen
eral of the regular army in secial rec
ognition of his services at ( 'hancellors
ville. Later he received a full commis
sion as brigadier general of volunteers
for his services at the Wilderness ami
When there was no more lighting to
be done in the south, Miles having sig
nified a desire to continue his military
career, he was made u colonel in the
legnlar uriuy n ml assigned to command
the Fortieth infantry. In IMtiU ho was
transferred from that, command to the
Fifth infantry. Application was made
by the interior department in 174 to the
war deimrtiui'iit for punishment of hos-
j tile Ii, ans wherever found, and it was
I then that Miles' career as an Indian
fighter began. Before the year was over
ho had inflicted exemplary punishment
npon the Kiowa, Comaiiohes and Chcy
ennes iu southern Kansas. In 1S70, und
thortly after the (Mister massacre, Miles
and his regiment were ordered to the
Yellowstone valley, in eastern Montana.
Generals Terry ami Crook were in the
field, but had not succeeded in doing
much, although they had 4,000 hi Micrs.
Soon alter Miles arrival they withdrew,
and then, late in the fall, Miles began
his campaigns against Sitting Hull and
Crazyllor.se. In 1 877 Miles did excel
lent work along the Ked water, among
the Wolf mountains and in the KoNchnd
valley, and in the rnnm year practically
wiped out the Nez Perces, under Chief
Joseph. In 178 he cusl'guted Ihe Han
nocks. The nxt winter he passed in the
east as a member of Iheiirmy equipment
board, but in 1S71I he did more mid ef
fective Indian lighting.
Shortly after his victories in 187 he
was made a brigadier general in the
regular army, and was in command at
first of the department of the Cnluinhiit
and then the department of the Mis- ',
souri. In JHSti and IHS7 he cammed
Geronimo ufter Cnsik had failed, und
was then assigned to the division of the
Pacific, and in IH!I0, on the death of
General Crook, was made major general,
with headquarters at (.'hicago. That
winter he broke up the ghost dances iu
Dakota, and since then there have been
no Indian disturbances worth menrinn
ing. He was placed in command of the
department of the east last year.
In 1HI1H Gciji'i-hI Miles was married to
Miss Mary Slierninii, a niece of Senator i
John Sherman. Their daughter. Miss
Cecilia, Miles, is a charming woman,
and the son, .Sherman Miles, is a sturdy
lad in his ci ly teens.
Fiauuts ahe hih route.
4tlur l ...nmll. r WrlgM '
riKld l I rfllllirx in
"Figures won't He, but llm Hl Htf
of the iMitiii iiiimiul It' i"
maikscred In Cut roll i. N l ight. H'
I'nlled Stale commissioner of la'1"'?
who recently accepted ihe chair of eco
nomics in McMahon hull of phi loophy at
tho Catholic university In Wichlngloti.
Mr. Wright I an authority on figure,
mil 111 hi case ut leitMt fiiiulllririty ha
i...ui i..nii.t. "It ware in I"
ii .,-. -
ileal ll lo hear -eople ne figure lie
lv," is another of hiNexmioii. which
noiiiewhitt extravagantly illustrate hi
revcrcm' for hi beloved ttiitlstle.
Colonel Wright wit bom l KiinUr-
N. II., M year ', iweiyrn
.i, i .wincuiion. and for a lime
was a cotililrv schoolmaster, He begun
the Ntiid of law. but dropped hi Black-
t Ain;oi 1. 1 vtuiiiiir
stone when Sumter was fired on and
listed In the Fourteenth New Damp
shire regiment. f w hVh he twain colo
ntd in lil l. He served for a lime n
acting assistant adjutant general on the j
staff of General Phil Slierid.in. and III)
March, JNil.'i, resigned from the army, j
Not long thereafter he was admitted to;
the New llamhire bar and removed to j
Massachusetts, when- he secured a hierti- j
live practice ami wrvml two term in
the state senate, in lTI and IS2. Hi"
good work as a legislator attracted Gov- j
eruor Washburn intention, ami in.
governor, unsatisfied with the work of j
the state labor bureau, asked Wright lo 1
take charge of It and ascertain w hether !
or not the bureau had tinv Mruw for i
Wright relinquished a practice worth 1
about $10,000 yeurw ith reluctance, ;
but he noon btvauie fa'iiiiited with the !
work, and the rcBult of hi Invest ign (
tiotis Were so well appreciated that h !
liem tue omce lor ... yearn, in i"" im ,,nr,(1, Ht , pointing t i,i
was api-omled sus ivior of the t lilted j rl1( ,,, ,,-,,,,., , lh ,,
ntate census m luiiisacnusiHt, unit uvr
yeni later he was made the first com- j
iiiissionerof lalsir iu the Interior depart- !
ment, Washington, w ith a salary of i
$y,oiiii a year, which hits since l-n in- j
Tns III' hi llif litiiti'M h'.iw.
Wl.li, newt" rin ley tHol,n
Ill Umi ri'll WihhI villi tliili'la yr,,w
Ami wl" trull vile"" llnwir re ,w
f'.ir all y ' "i"t H l"wr
Th. ell iioulil I"- mll" nwajr,
Aii'l "H f'X'l l'1" ' "y "'ir
TIimuu " iiilel of ll iUji,
Mwi ! miiiill" llierlh, nrw .h
W, l liMtrv sliHIMI III llli tdtn.dH,,!,!
Anil hi II"' ''' ' Is'liliel His ll(
llimr Hi" hl'lih'll IOt(llOlllln.
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..r limliml lit tie jr tlwuiMigiii,
Vol I ena Ittttr llm eily ly it
TliMiuah H lb nlli'iicu "f llm mlit,
for nm Hi ahlrlt in-Hit ami ttltt
r'cr in" lli" vi"" li"r wiri.in.l riuWi
Tile llii fob' I"'' Vtxt lliSl
Til I. nil. I li'lienlll In X r..lla(i..iiH
Hal I inn fi"'! lb" mmi nciir,
l ull lit'ur ll tlaC lit "til 1ni ftrva.
Ami li"i I"' ""' "Iflil I l'ra
I i. ar litio iimivius In hi l' i
(Hi, for a IIIM i"i". f iff. .ini.l.
Theinl'i n.'ti r a Mutter limil.l mai
Wlierw iiil!m i't iniMiln li. ii..
All' I I' iHU"" KH't I' UIIIM lli ir H)
till, fur li il lailntl. tf"i.. il,.a,
A l l.x H lilnl.l nii liiu'l a,
A ilnoi tlit'i' i'nmui to ilniwn
Tlia vui.f lliul in.- mi' n i . I Midih
Tin. I mii" r.iillliiiin'a lli-aliaaiia
T...liill" Mn Iu III klirll
A en respondent writing loTIi
lish American : One rlillly
nig ni Sue, In the winter of i'kj
I imt lved u liicssagii from ''inini
don He had J ' t -1 Inudetl f..ia .Sq,
mid w I'.li. d lo i' me 1 fmiinl Inu,
, , in a i a' I11" Sue liotdl,
ln.i black sti ieliiiy and truly fu,
M li.inniii'.l I I 'I'.'lminv, mi,)
frlciiiU, liicluiliug Ihe K'O'-iii.ir (J
piir Mohaiiimiil I'l Tuliaiiiy, wis
del inc. I In ' hi nniMcr full at y
turn ami probably shared bin fnts,
l.n klng cold and lulni'tiibli', and
I iced he w a sipping some hut ml
uf which the iiroiiiil did Hot x.-m
(In my eiiierlng. Gordon cxrlnirr
"I hate reslgnt d Ml" giiveninr
iralsliii of llm Molan end nut ret
ing to linglaiid. 'I he kbctlive'n mini
il.ired to send too llisliuclli tin, ami
hate tiwigii'il Now, tell inn li.us
what will the world y of my 1
iu ihe Miilim nfur llm ycjtrn t
aja lit llieref Wliitl I I lie u ,kwvti
1 said sotnething In tlieclTn l lh
inline would live nod Iw H'lueinla'rr
"Aye," ln rejoined, "bill what n
trace remains of my exile aint l.il
I now I da I a w id that I klt-mld ului
my lit-k. mid llu rt' t nlwMiluli'ly i
lug to ahow ic tiling f.r tlm wihtI
ea.;e at ei eot " he addixl I 111 w i
of the table "est ept, lb.iui. Ih
have titiigbt my M. .Iniiinni-daii mvtc
to drink hot lodily in IU In lit m
I 'k-rtiilti t V f itirtlt ill " U'trrk U lift fli
ereaseillo$.', i.WIO. His published report j fr ;,,., At Aleiandtm h
on convict labor, industrial deprcasioti. ; UM ,,.,. ,, , ), a(B iM
strikes and lockout. f-tory system i 1wlk ,Wln ut .,,,, ,ll(1,.,
anil Kiuureii siii jcct lorm in inemwive i
a library of no mean pro)sirtion. !
THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS.
A a:l,ooo,oou Allllin In Ilur Nar, Wllh
Monalrr Twrlva Inrh lltina.
One of the most formidable ship of
tho new navy is tlm si-c.mil Hm battle
ship Texas, which was placed in com
misioii recent lv. She I a steel Vi-swd
resigualloii, and then, reunit ing hit
tlm badge of ullegliuice, adilresM'd I
words of attrrliig udvlcetu hi highi
"a from hii iiidcpcmlcul Fnghsli i
tletniin " I U fore embarking for Kui
Gordon w rote a famous inlcgruiu Iu
ahmlivt " Mellc, Menu, Tekel, Up
in " which wit shown lomnai
the coi respoiideut of a great Urn
llc ..lH-r, but It Is n tiietioti wlii
HIH) feet long. Willi )U feet Is'itni aud a I it wit ever dispatched from Malta
draft of Ul ! feet. She displiice li.soi) any c;ise, It wn rnriuiisly proplM
tons of witter, mid is practically n istcr i Within two yi.r lh Sudan
ship ut thebnttleship Maine. Her speed ' nieu revolt and l'gypt under fan
limit is about is knots, which is very I control
rust for a hattleMliipnf her displacement.
In her vast bull is (imtrtered a small
army of men, the crew consisting of 4fiil
officers und common sailor. In the mat
ter of armament the Texas is conspicu
ous mining the ships of the rejuvenated
utivy. She curries two 13 inch guns
that are of enormous sie mid have an
effective range of ls'twccti 10 und 10
miles. Of the other ships of the navy
but three have larger gnu tlm battle.
hi! Indiana, Massachusutt und Ore-
Till! IIAl li Knllll' TKXAH
j gon, which carry i:t inch rifles and but
I two ships, the const defense vessel Mon
i tereyand the battleship Iowa, have guns
of as hirye caliber us the Texas.
I The Texas nlsu carries II II inch guns,
1 12 (i-pouuder iiick firing gnus, 4
1 -pounder ouick firing cannon umi 4
miixim guns. Her heuvy gnus lire well
lirotected by piaeticully imM'netrable
armor, und her machinery is nlsosafu
from the shells of an enemy. She is one
if the most exs'iisive vessels in the
navy and cost Uncle Sam uls'nit $:i,0tm,.
000. Her eonstriiclion was authorized
and the money uppiopi ialed for the
work nine years ago, but several
passed before the plans were
umi the keel laid.
It, was then f,miii t,:lt w ing to tin
error in the plans, which were the work
of an English firm, the Texas would
sink a f.sit lower iu the water, rendering
much of her armor useless. For a time
it was feared the government would lose
ubont $1,000,0(10 by reason of t), error
but the plans were changed ami , ni,,,',
now seems to be a very valuable, n.ldi
tlon lo llm magnifieeiit fleet of batllo
ships, cruisers, const defense vessels and
gunbonts thellnited States is lminchinu
on the seas.
lt.il S Arrraa lo lnlrfrna.
At the comer of Fourlh areiitt
Smiihfleld street it Imly from tileow
eiilered a crowded outgoing cur
conductor knew who she wits, audi
she resnleil iu (i li tiWissl. IlnslM.
tlint she hail made a mistake, and I
shit ihotiirlit she w iisoii 11 Sia-otid r
cur, so ho crowded up the male and
lilely iuiiiired ;
"When nre yon going, lady?"
"That' my busuics," slut tartly
The conductor said mailing more,
the car sM'd along through the ila
crossing the Moiiongahehi througli
covered Tenth street bridge and rnpi
putting space Is'twm'ii it and GlenW'i
When It entered the big Knoxvillo
I'lin elevittor mid slopped, liolsidy
a word. After a miniiie' wail up
precipice it started, leaving the
klmg elii'trie lights far Isdow.
".My g.asliiess," N-reanieil tho M
wismI woiiiiiii to t lie conductor, "wh
Is tins ear going?"
"Thai my business," dryly repl
the Condi: 'tor, Pittsburg Dispatch.
I'at Kegan had a face oil him that,
lm luid on. e remarked himself, wan
"ollliimi to tlm landscape. " Next to
homeliness his poverty was Ihe m
consiiciious part of him. An Irish lii
bor met him recently, when the foil"
ing collispiy ensued :
"An how are ye, Pitt?"
"Moighty bad, intoirely. It'shtar
tion that's shtarin me in the fiu-e. "
"Is that so? Sure, an it can't be v
pleasant fur ny I her of yet " Mont"
In the domain of the Hritish empir
alone wane H.0O0 iudividuuls vauish
A I'at riot' lllnnxr.
Marion, the American Revolution"
general, once feasted an Knglish ofl
011 sweet. potatiM'S hitked ill the lire b;
darky and served 011 a strip of bar
with a log for a table. It is said tli
the ofllcer resigned and went homo, sa
ing it was no uso to try to conquer
pie who could live oil sweet jsitati
I)elilM-rate treachery entails pmiis
ment iim,ii the traitor. There is 110 p
sibilily of twiiping it, even in the hig
est rank to which the consent of soei
can exalt the meanest oud the worst
There is one instrument that 110 clcv
Woman ha ever learned to play. '
i'at is a anrtiutl fiddle.