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NLY A FARMER'S
Marie Antoinette de Montolieu was a
true scion o( the old French noblesse,
with fine features and clear, pale com
plexion. There had been vivacity aud
brightness, too, in those brown eyes, but
the luster was gone now, and there was
left only the calm expression of resigna
tion which follows a life of troubles nobly
borne. She had lived sixty-four years
In the world.
Her father and mother, the Marquis
and Marquise de Montolieu, had been in
high faror at the court of Louis the Six
teenth. They were proud, handsome
aristocrats, and when the Revolution
came with its fearful horrors, they were
forced to fly for their lives. hen they
reached England they were penniless and
compelled to earn their bread.
The marquii gave lessons In singing,
and the marquise made little money by
elling her paintlugs. A kind-hearted no- '
bleman, who had known them In former
days, allowed them fifty pounds a year;
and with this, and the fruit of their own
exertions, they managed to exist. Three
years later a daughter was born to them, 1
whom they named Marie Antoniette, In
affectionate and reverential memory of
their martyred queen. From her earliest
Infancy she was deeply imbued with the
ad spirit of the time; and the unvarying
melancholy of ber parents produced a
strong effect upon her. She was nat-!
urally bright and vivacious, but the at-
Biosphere of constant sadness was Infec
When she was seventeen years old her
kn.,l ftw .n frnm that- time
til her energies were strained to provide
for her heart-broken and widowed moth
er. Five years later the marquise died
also, and Marie was thrown on the world,
literally penniless and friendless. Then
all at once the nobleman who had be
friended her parents came forward and
offered her a home in his house, in spite
of the remonstrances of his wife, who
was keenly alive to the Imprudence of
bringing a beautiful young girl under the
same roof with her grown-up sons.
For a time Marie Antoinette was hap
py, and then-came the most bitter trial
of her life. She went out again as a
governess, and traveled abroad. At the
age of thirty-five she went into Sir How
ard Champion's family, to educate his
daughters, and remained with them
twelve years. The elder daughter made !
brilliant match, and the younger eloped
with a gentleman farmer. There being
thus no further occasion for her services,
he was dismissed; but Sir Howard, be
ing a liberal although arrogant and des
potic man, settled an annuity of a hun
dred pounds on her for life. On this, and
the Interest of what she had saved dur
ing her long years of teaching, she lived;
and small as was her income, she gave
way much. Hers was a grand life of
love, of charity and of self-abnegation.
Unsoured by her troubles, unimbittered
by her loneliness, she was the true picture
of a gentle, sympathizing
Sir Howard cursed his younger daugh
ter solemnly on the Bible from which he
erased her name, and commanded that it
might never be uttered in his presence
gain. The whole household were awe
tricken, and crept about silently and,
Tearfully. Madame de Montolieu was
Winifred bitterly regretted her false
tep. She loved the world and the fash-
Ion, and so the comparatively humble life
she now led was gall and wormwood to
her. Her husband was fond of her, but
he chafed under her constant fretful re
grets; she quarreled with his family, re
fused to notice them, and made him bit
ter, contemptuous little speeches, which
drove him In anger from her presence!
The only link left to her between the
present and the past was Madame de Hastings, the owner of all the property
Montolieu, who came to live in a small about of the very wood through which
cottage near her, and was with her con- she was even then passing on her way
tantly. But poor Winifred fretted night tne rarm- Ani1 Tel'y bright smile
nd day at her loss of caste, and became came on her lips as she thought how near
thin and 111; and when her little girl was be lived, and that she might perhaps see
born she died. him sometimes in her walks. It would
For tome years little Winifred was 1,8 some relief to the monotony of her
brought up and taken care of by her fath- life- on'y t0 be l,Ie now and then to gaze
r' sister; but when she was eight years on a handsome face like his.
Old Miss Eyre married, and her father 0ne evening Winifred went out for a
was somewhat perplexed what to do with stro" in ,lle woods with her little Scotch
heT. Madame de Montolieu offered to terrier as her only companion, and, choos
educate her, and Mr. Eyre gladly accept- in8 picturesque spot, sat down to rest
d the offer. and to dream of the many women no fair
She received complete edueatlon from er ,nan she who had become famous.
Madame de Montolieu, who loved her as a 1 IIer speculations were suddenly cut
daughter, and had brought her up with sllort by a yap from her terrier, and
tender care and watchfulness. She spoke turning sharply round, she beheld her
French perfectly, was a good musician little companion rolling over and over
nd sang as sweetly ai a nightingale. I dowB the bank under the sudden and
Madame de Montolieu had devoted great unprovoked assault of a huge mastiff,
time and care to perfecting her accom- i Sne nttered a little cry of fright, and
pllshments, hoping that, when she grew Prn8 to the rescue, when she heard a
np, Sir Howard might relent and give her crashing of the branches at her side,
n opportunity of entering into society, sharp, "To heel, Rollo!" from a man's
for which she was eminently fitted. But j Tice. A sudden recognition, a hasty
the baronet and his whole family sternly ; apology, and he stood looking at her, hat
persisted In ignoring her, and it was a m hand, with the same expression of ad
very bitter grief and humiliation to poor tniration in his eyes that she had seen
Winifred. I there before. There was a pause, dur-
Ir eemed so cruelly unjust. Why ' in" which the startled Winifred blushed,
hould Flora Champion her cousin, and nd felt painfully confused.
Battered, and received everywhere, while 1 "l fcar my dog ns alarmed you," said
he, who longed so ardently for the same the stranger, at last; "he Is rather wont
dvantage, was compelled to live unnotlc-' t0 KSre8sive to his species, particular
d in farm house? Her father had giv-! Iy in tuis wood, of which he is accus
ea her a pretty little pony and carriage, j tomed to consider himself sole monarch."
In which she took great pleasure. She' "Then I fear we are trespassers." Winl
would have liked to ride as well, but her fre(1 fo,md courage to answer, "but we
father could not afford, he said, to keep have always been allowed to walk here,
two horses for her, and had given her j ,0' "
chance of riding or driving; she preferred "hall indeed be sorry if our rude
the former, but chose the latter, remem-1 ness inhospltality should drive you
berlng that it was pleasure which her laughed the stranger. "I beg
dear madame could share. I you will always, both for yourself and
Mr. Eyre was very fond of his daugh-1 friends, consider you are entitled to a
ter, and, moreover, exceedingly proud of j free right of way over any and every
ber. He desired intensely for her the part of my possessions."
advantages of wealth and station, person
ally indifferent though he was to them.
Ilia greatest truble, his most bitter mor
tification in life, wss that her grandfath
er would not acknowledge her. For him
self he did not care, he had no wish to ly away from him.
rise from the position with which his fore-1 "You are Mr. Hastings, then?" she said,
fathers had been contented. Once, at interrogatively.
his instigation, Madame de Montolieu had! "Yes," he replied. "I have come back
mentioned Winifred to Sir Howard. An at last to enjoy the delights of home af
angry Hush darkened his brow ai he J ter my long absence."
aid, sternly: I "It must be very pleasant to -see so
"Madame, I feel no Interest in hearing much of the outer world," Winifred said
of Miss Eyre, and I beg in future you will timidly; "it must give one such broad
pare me all allusion to the issue of j views of things and people, and stamp
disgraceful connection." out one' petty. Intolerant thoughts and
The gentle old Frenchwoman bad con- narrow prejudices."
reyed the result of her attempt to Mr. j Mr. Hastings was surprised by this
Eyre with characteristic'delicacy, but he last rem.ark of his companion's, but he
felt the insult of the refusal keenly. It ' was far too well bred to allow his
was his only hope for Winifred, for his j thoughts to appear. He remarked quietly:
own relations were not in position to be j "You seem to have considered these
of use to her. Always in the evening ' things more than young ladies are apt
he sang, played or read to him; and,
sometimes, when be had watched her
With proud delight busied with sou r-
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fined accomplishment, he would sigh and
Ah! my child, you were born for some-
thins: better than a Door farmer's duugu- !
But if Winifred at times chafed be- j
cause sue was tne uuuoueeu uausum i
a poor farmer, she never looked down on
or blamed her father, sue bad no wisn
to be elevated from her present position
without him; she sought no advantage
from which he was excluded. She even
strove to conceal her regrets from him;
but the eyes of love are discerning, and
although Mr. Eyre never allowed her to
see that her longings were known to him,
' he was painfully alive to them.
I Miss Eyre left the town one day and
walked on for about half a mile, until
she cam? to a small white cottage stand- ,
ing back from the road lu a pleasant gar-
den, well shaded by old-fashioned fruit!
trees. Winifred did not stand on the
ceremony of knocking, but raised the
latch and entered the drawing room,
where Madame de Montolieu was sitting
before her embroidery frame. She looked
up with a glad smile, and, rising, kissed
the young girl on both cheeks,
"Ah! my rosebud," she excluimed, "you
have come at last."
"Yes, dear madame," Winifred replied,
"butM have not been wholly successful
In executing your commissions. See!"
she added, "this green wool Is a shade
lighter than the pattern, but I thought it
would scarcely matter, as your other
greens are so much deeper. The red is
the "ght color, but it seems to roe a
"'e rauea lying in uie suop. it is un
p0'6 , what you want
ill turic nine luuuuj iv 11 uii
"Both will do excellently well, my
child I thnnk you," returned Madame
de Montolieu, putting on her spectacles.
Then she looked fondly at Winifred's
face; but something she saw there
brought an increased gravity over her
"My love!" she said, gently, "has any
thing happened to distress you?" .
The quick tears sprang to Winifred's
eyes, but for a moment she was silent.
Then she essayed to smile, answering:
"It is my pride, for which you bo often
clrlde me, that has been hurt, dear mam
ma. I shall mnke you laugh when I tell
how small a thing has provoked me.'
But the kind old lady, did not laugh-
she w" ful1 f I'1"1 nderness for
the feelings of youth, and sympathized
keenly with the wounds of a sensitive
nature like Winifred's. She heard how
Winifred's cousig, Miss Champion, had
passed her on the road that morning,, ig
"Madame," said Winifred, suddenly,
after a pause, "who do you think the
gentleman with Miss Champion could
"I cannot tell, my love; probably a vis
itor at the Manor. Stay, my love, may
it not have been Mr. Hastings? I hear
he has just returned from abroad, and
you know his rather and Sir Howard
were great friends. Pcihnps he at last
feels a desire to see the beautiful home
of his fathers, which he has neglected so
long. Can you describe him at all?"
"I only saw him a moment," returned
Winifred, blushing, "but his face seem -
ed rather bronzed with travel; from what
i rememoer, i lancy ne naa dark blue
eyes and fair hair."
"I think, then," remarked Madame de
Montolieu, "that my surmise is correct,
for dark blue eyes and golden hair are
the fnmily characteristics."
Vviuifred turned homeward with a
lighter heart. She had almost forgotten
the affront that had been put upon her;
but she could not forget the eager look
of admiration that had crossed the hand
some stranger's face as he turned to
look at her. Without doubt he was Mr.
inifred thanked him and would have
turned away, but he lingered; and there
was such a charm to her in the presence
of this refined, aristocratic looking man,
that she felt no inclination to break rude-
"I must be going," she ottered, hastily;
"It k getting late." .
lie turned to accompany K but all
bowed with an air of decision, saying:
"My path leads away from Haze!
"I hope," he said, lingering a moment,
"that my presence to-night will not tend
to frighten you away from these wood
for the future. May I rely on your mak
ing use of them as usual!"
She thanked him again, and, bowing,
turned away. He stood, hat in hand, be
fore her as he might have done to a
princess; and as she went on ber way
home, he gazed after her slight, graceful
form with a look of tender admiration
such as might have befitted a man who
watched the woman he loved.
In a very elegant drawing room, with
French windows to the ground, leading
on to a velvet sward gemmed.with How-
ers, sat Mrs. Champion and her daughter,
The mother was employed on an elabor- j
ate piece of woodwork, while Miss Cham- j
pion nun recuueu upuu un irU ....,
I reading. She looked up from it to answer ,
her mother's luterrogatory.
"Do you think Mr. Hastings will be
here this afternoon, Flora V
, "I cannot tell, mamma; Reginald has
gone over to the Court to lunch, and look
, at some new horses,, and he said he
ghould probably bring Mr. Hastings back
"He Is very handsome," remarked Mrs.
Champion. "Indisputably the best match
in the county."
"Evelyn Vane''" echoed her mother
"Evelyn Vane has nothing until his fath-
er dies; and even when he becomes Lord
Lanciug, hs Income will not be much
more than half that of Mr. Hastings."
"But there Is the title," said Miss
Champion; "Lord Lancing cannot last
much longer, and I would rather have a
title, even if I were obliged to sacrifice
half the income."
Which was not true, for Flora Cham
pion was rather in love with Errol Hast
ings, and utterly indifferent to the Hon
orable Evelyn Vane. She and her mother
were much attached to each other at
least as much as was possible for two
such selfish and indifferent natures to be
and they were wont to indulge in mu
tual confidences. At this moment Regi
nald Champion, the only son aud brother,
entered the room.
"Have you just returned from th
Court?" Inquired his mother.
"Yes; Hastings left me at the door not
five minutes ago."
"I thought he was going to dine here."
"I thought so, too; but I suppose he
chaoged his mind, for when he arrived
here, and I pressed him to comt In, he
declared he had a previous engagement.
It was all a lie, though, I could see; but I
think I know what the counter attraction
"Indeed!" said Flora, disdainfully, "and
may we inquire the result of your pene
tration?" "It is nothing that will please you, Flo,
I can tell you."
"Don't be provoking, Reginald!" utter
ed his mother, sharply; "tell us at once
what you mean."
(To be continued.)
an island Principality.
Chocolate Menier's Domain at the
Month of the St. Lawrence.
Having Inspected the exhibit of Men
ter chocolates and the other eights at
the Pan-American, and shaken hands
with Lord Mlnto, and "done" two or
three of the principal Canadian cities,
M. Henri Menier, of Turis, betook hlui
nelf to his island of Auticostl.
This Island lies in the estuary of the
St. Lawrence. It Is twenty-five miles
longer than our Long Island, and a lit
tle more than twice as wide at Its wld-
rl'st - T1'ere are 3,845 square miles of
Antlcostl, and every square Inch of it
belongs to M. Henri Menier, of Paris.
His purchase of the Island made a stir
among our good neighbors of the Do
minion. Some of their papers were
pretty sure that It meant mischief.
Their doctrine was that the French flag
follows French chocolate men. They
warned their government carefully to
consider whether It would be safe to
permit the establishment of the trl
color in perpetuity In the laws of the
St. Lawrence. When the new proprie
tor's agent evicted some Wesleyau
squatters of the fishing persuasion
from bis Island religious excitement
was superadded to the political. But
all that seems to have quieted down.
M. Menier pnld a round price for his
island, but It Is now thought In Que
bec that it was a sound business In
vestment, ne lias a small fleet of
Fti am and sailing vessels In the near
by waters. Ills agent shipped $40,000
worth of lobsters to Paris a fortnight
iifo the product of two months' can
ning. He is going to extend the fish
eries and the' canneries on a grand
scale. He Is going to put up a vast
pulp mill. He is going to develop the
ctheu resources of his island. He Is
stocking It now with the silver fox and
the lieaver. Their pelts will presently
swell the profits of the chocolate man.
Meanwhile moose, caribou an d deer
nbouml on his island, bears shuffle un
der his trees, tliojittle rivers are foil
of salmon and sea trout. No monarch
could ask better shooting or fishing.
M. Menier Is having the time of his
life, and all those forests and little riv
ers are bis own. They will be there
all the time, awaiting his visits.
Which one of our Y'ankee archmlll
ionalres owns an Island like that? They
never thought of buying Antlcostl.
Thi y let the chucolate man get the start
of them. And the supply of purchas
able Islands 135 miles long, 40 miles
wide In spots, stocked with game, and
affording first-class salmon fishing Is
limited. Hartford Couraut.
Called Dog Through 'Phone.
Vpper Sandusky, Ohlov now lays
claim to an exceptionally clever dog,
says the Cincinnati Commercial Trib
nne. The other afternoon, Mrs. Edward
Brauns, the owner of the dog, had rea
son to telephone to her daughter, Mrs.
J. J. Burckhardt, nearly mile distort
During the conversation Mrs. Brfjtis
stated that she was going out calling,
but Intended to leave, her dog Ring at
borne. At this point Mrs. Burckhardt
asked Mrs. Brawns to bold Bin's ear to
the telephone and she would invite him
to spend the day at her house, to be the
guest of her little son Edward, Edward
and Blng being the greatest of friends.
More for Joke than anything else,
her request was granted, and In less
time than one can tell the dog Jumped
from the arms of Mrs. Brauns, made
for the door nd began to bark. Thf
door w as opened, and In a short time
Mr. Brauni was Informed 'by tele
phone that Edward and Blng wen
hugely enjoying themselves In 'he back
NOTED AFRICAN EXPLORER
Paul du Chaillus, whose explorations, covering thousands of miles of
Africa, added greatly to the world's knowledge of Vhe dark continent and
Its Inhabitants, died recently at St. Petersburg, where he was making prep
arations to start on a tour of exploration In Siberia. He was the first to
tell the world about the gorilla. He was 65 years old, was born In New
Orleans, and bad bis home In New York. On his first expedition he sailed
from New York to the French settlement at the mouth of the Gaboon River,
In west Africa. At his own expense he traveled 8,000 miles with only native
companions, and covered much previously unexplored country. After several
subsequent trips to Africa, Du Challlu turned his attention to northern lands.
Lapland was explored from end to end, and he embodied his experiences In
a book, "The Land of the Midnight Sun." Recently he had been making a
tudy of the Muscovite races.
The portrait Is from a photograph Mr. Du Challlu sent to Mrs. Robert
L. GIflord, 277 East 46th street, Chicago, who had known him for a number
of years, and at whose borne he was a guest whenever he came to Chicago.
Mrs. Glfford last night confirmed the statement cabled from St. Petersburg
that Mr. Du Challlu had no living relations.
HABITATS OF THE MOST PREVALENT
DISEASES IN THE UNITED STATES.
AN official death map has been prepared under the direction of the
Census Bureau. It shows that causes of death are largely a matter of
geography, and the twenty-one districts Into which the country Is
divided mark the limits of different regions where various diseases are
The most sensational deaths occur In the raclflc coast district region,
In the State of Washington. This Is the only district in which gunshot
wounds are reported as a prevalent cause of death. Heart disease, suicide,
and apoplexy show there the largest number of victims, and the record Is
held for the greatest number of deaths from alcoholism.
Lung troubles appear to be most numerous along the Atlantic coast from
New York to Virginia and along the Mississippi River from New Orleans
to the Ohio River.
Typhoid fever and malaria come far down on the list In mountainous dls-trlct8,-4mt
appear at the top In North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi. Arkansas, and Indian Territory.
Although only three out of every 100 die of old age, there are a few
fortunate districts where old age rivals consumption and malaria as the
cause of death. Among these favored spots are the Catskills, Adirondack,
Green Mountains, parts of Michigan and Wisconsin, and the region on either
side of the Missouri River.
Croup and whooping cough appear to be most dangerous In the districts
which have the least population and where, presumably, medical aid Is most
difficult to obtain. Cancer, heart disease, and apoplexy are more to be
expected In mountainous parts of the country than In the level districts.
In eight of the twenty-one districts rheumatism reaps a large harvest of
death, noticeably In the thinly settled Slates, where the Inhabitant are most
exposed to the sudden changes of the weather.
Generally speaking. It appears that the majority of deaths In the country
are caused by climatic conditions, while those lu the cities are caused by
social couditlons. The farmer on-the Dakota prairie, for example, needs
to guard against rheumatism, but not against malaria or heart disease.
Czar Is Not Omnipotent.
Henry Labouohere, the noted Eng
lish publicist and journalist In a re
cent article In bis London periodical
gives an Instance of the manner In
which even a definite command of the
Czar may fail to be carried out by rea
son of the complicated system of ad
ministration In Russia. It seems that
somewhere In Finland the peasants
very much wanted to have certain
roads opened so as to give them more
direct communication with St Peters
burg. A petition was therefore circu
lated and largely signed pointing out
the value of these roads as a means of
unifying their country with Russia.
The Cear read the petition "with that
minute attention characteristic of all
be does," and with' his own band wrote
on the margin of It: "I command that
these roads be made at once."
Not satisfied with that he sent the
petition and command to the Minister
of Public Works, who discovered that
his department could not possibly car
ry out the making of the roads. After
delay of some time be made the fur
ther discovery that the only person
who had the authority and means was
the governor of. Archangel. A Fln
Innder declare that when the gov
ernor of Archangel asks for money
with which to carry out the Imperial
order he will be sent to the Minister
of Finance, De WItte, who Is an al
most fanatical economist and never
has any money whatever for new un
dertakings. It Is now three and half
years since the Cxar ordered the mak
ing of these roads, and not one step
has yet been taken to carry out h'.a
. Joka Was oa the W hite
A Wichita boy serving In the Phil
Ippfne army write to his mother In
the greatest Indignation over a gigan
tic Joke played by colored regiment
In the far-away Islands. This regi
ment 1 the Forty-ninth Infantry. They
were stationed at Slpa, one of the In
terior province. TLey told the native
that th eUored race predominated la
GORILLA, WHO IS DEAD
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America; that the whites had been but
recently released from slavery; that
the colored people ran the United
States government; that President Mc
Klnley was descended from a pure
blooded African chief; that the white
folk in America were low down, lazy,
pilfering trash, much given to stealing
chickens; that the white were not per
mitted to own property, and that the
negroes wouldn't associate with them
on terms of equality at all.
By and by the colored regiment was
moved elsewhere and the regiment to
which the Wichita boy belonged took
It place. The white soldier fonnd
that they were looked upon with con
tempt and that everything told by the
colored troop bad been believed.
Kansas City Journal
Employer No, yoo can't go to your
grandmother' funeral, but about 4
o'clock you can go out ind look it the
baseball score and come back and
tell me who won.
The origin of natural gas la the action
of water upon aluminum carbide by
which methane la evolved.
Tell man be doesn't look well, and
be begin to reflect that be Is looking
The ttoaeoa Open.
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IDENTITY OF DICKENS' SQUEERS.
Qasst Renewed by Reprint of Old "Ad"
in London Timet.
The quest for the Identity of Mr.
Wackford Squeers has been revived by
the reprint by the Time of an adver
tisement from Its Issue of Jan. 7, IS' 3,
says the London Chronicle. A Mr.
Simpson, of Woden Croft, near Barnard
Cas'tle, thereby announced bis attend
ance at the Saracen's Head, Suowhill,
to receive "young gentlemen," and a
contemporary Jumps to the conclusion
that this person was the prototype of
the Infamous Squeers. As a matter of
fact Dickens bad only too many orig
inals for his pitiful story, and an extra
ordinary parallel to the tale told In
"Nicholas Nlckelby" may be found In
the biography of James Abernethy, the
father of marine engineering. This
work was published by his son In 181)7,
and reviewed In the Chronicle of Dec.
2S, of that year, the facts as to the mis
erable school life being reproduced from
the late engineer's diary, this portion of
which was written In 1834, or about
four years before the novel made Its
appearance In monthly parts.
The reviewer thus tells the story, and
draw the parallel: "The school to
which James and bis brother George
were sent was kept by a ruffian named
Smith, at Cotherstone, near Barnard
Castle, In North Yorkshire, and there is
something quite remarkable In the facts
that there was a Mrs. Smith, who ap
pear to have been the counterpart of
Mr. Squeers; that the arrangements
for placing the boys were made while
Smith was advertising his attendance
at a well-known coaching bouse In Lon
don; and that the amount to be paid
fur the two lnds was 20 a year each,
the exact sum In consideration of which
Mr. Snawley made over his two
wretched little stepsons to - the oily
Squeers. The description of the
awful den at Cotherstone, with Its
wolf-eyed "pupils" starving on putrid
meat, and clad In workhouse clothing,
with wooden clogs; the tyranny and ill
usage, the utter absence of moral con
trolall this Is pathetic In the ex
treme." The brothers, after spending
two years In this hopeless misery, were
rescued owing to the casual visit of an
uncle. It Is Interesting to recall that
James, who was taken as pupil by bis
father, who was then resident engineer
at the London dock works, and had as
a new companion Bidder, the Calculat
ing Boy, became president of the Insti
tution of civil engineers In 1881.
Marriage and Long Life,.
Scientific research Justifies the rule,
"Marry and live to ripe old age." After
a long experience with mortality ta
bles, Frederick L. Hoffman, a writer
upon Insurance subjects, demonstrates
the Influence of marriage on longevity.
Interesting figures show that the mor
tality of married males has been con
siderably below the mortnllty of single
males at all ages, the difference being
most noticeable between the age pe
riods of 45 and 04 years. Between
those ages, roughly speaking, three
single men die to two married ones.
The rate of females gives a result fa
vorable to married women. Although
their death rate Is greater than that
of single women In the period between
15 and 44 years, after that period the
proportions are reversed In favor of
the married women.
In both sexes below the age of 40
the deaths among married persous, due
to certalp specific causes, are slightly
In excess of deaths among single per
sons. The causes are cancer, tumor,
nervous diseases, circulatory, digestive
and urinary diseases. But deaths from
consumption among siagle persons are
preponderatlngly greater than those
among the married. Above the age of
45 the mortality of the married in both
sexes, from all causes. Is much less
than that of single people. Mr. Hoff
man uubesitntingly concludes that
marriage makes for long life. Un
doubtedly many factors other than the
fact of marriage contribute to decide
the question of longevity. The ques
tions of regular living and settled habit
must be considered as well as that of
the human being fulfilling his natural
destiny and following natural laws.
St. Louis Republic.
. There Is a good deal of comfort to be
found with the people who are, as the
phrase goes, "like our folks." The Con
gregatlonallst furnishes an Instance In
point, relative to the old and new way
of giving out church notices:
The old-fnshloued clergyman had
been In the bnblt of making the an
nouncements In bis most punctilious
manner. Each one was couched lu
some such language as this:
"If It be lu accordance with the will of
Divine Providence, there will be a meet
ing In this bouse this evening; the sub
ject will be, 'Scripture Promises,' and
there will be a short address by the pas
tor, no unforeseen accident prevent
ing." When his successor arrived every one
supposed that the old order of thing
would probably continue unbroken; but
the congregation Involuntarily drew a
breath of relief when the pastor re
marked. In a pleasant conversational
"I haven't yet decided whether or not
It's advisable to continue the evening
meetings during the coming month.
'Taoy rate, we'll bold one to-night; and
let' all try to be there."
The Amatenr Actor.
"A few of u are going to have pri
vate theatricals," the aspirant said to
n old actor the other day, "and I am
cast to pose as the dying gladiator.
Would you mtud giving me few
"Oh, no. Yon are the dying gladi
ator, eh? Well, to begin with, what
are yon dying fort"
"I I don't understand."
"But you must understand. I want
to know whether yon are dying for a
glass of beer or being carried off by
galloping consumption. It will make
heap of difference In the pose,"
According to Inter Information, the
young man was wildly searching vol
ume of Shakespeare to see what the
gladiator died for.
"Jon say your playing created
great deal of talkT said the friend.
"yea," answered the pianist, "but
nnftnnately. if wa mostly dnrlnj
my performance." Washington Star.
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All dividends are made with customer
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Have opened an office in. Hood River.
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