The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, March 1, 1889 Page: 3 of 8
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THE OLD PROFESSOR.
LHa's out-dated like his books
rAnCL he has old-Iasnioned hookr
In the alphabet of year . .
He-kno ws alt the characters
Down to X.
You can read them in his fae2 ;
In the "wrinkles -yon can trace :.
And npon his marblebrow
Age Is chiseling; even now
I His long lock are'white and this.
And bis temples sunkon fn
Like bis cbcoke;
And his once sonorous veice
Slakes a hesitating noise
' "When he speaks.
Of the vlllaic and Its chat
He was once the autocrat
In his prime:
Now the poss'.ps nod and beck
At the melancholy wreck
Of bis time.
His has-been a lonely life
"VVithoHt children home or wire
1 For the roie an1 lilies blow
TThere hts darlinp lieth low
In the ground.
And it seems a little queer
He should wear a bouttoanierc
Ttn tbey bloom.
Yet be blushes like a girl
tVben the dainty buds unfurl
And he looks across the rim
Of hts spec's into a dim
Far the u-ars. in spite of htm.
Overflow the wrinkled bnm
Of hs eyes.
For be has an odd conceit
That sometime somewhere they'll meet
Youth and maid:
And his dreams are always young
And the hopes he lives among
And I've often beard him say
In his sad. old-fahiond way.
With a fcmjle:
: I shall not havo iong to wait.
1 God -will jnakf the crooked s-.nJght
E. S. Hupkiok in Indlanapous Journal.
HIS HONOR'S' DECISION.
Tho Jusrnoss of Which Is Left for
the Reader to Daeide. I
Judge Erie Thorndyko went to Xe w-
jxrt to urg his wife to return wth
him to New York. Sirs. Thorndyke.
owwd aieoMuge at the watering-place
where she and her crippled brother
hd spoilt the summer. Sow the sea-
son was .over. The judge -had been
mSarried lor less than a year and dur-
inig tlie Last four weeks had not seen
his wife at all for his judicial duties
ktfpt him almost continually in jthe
In spite of his proverbial gooi luck
the judge was unhappy in his mar-
riage. He had not reached the lament-
able point of declaring marriage to be
a 'failure but he was dislHased with
hts wife's conduct. He ha.d repeatedly
tirged her to come to New York; but
irj spite of his assertion that their spp-
ajiition was exciting comment she hd
declined to join htm lor another month :
Hjer excuse was that her invalid broth-
cif needed hr presence.
There was an ugly rumor afloat that
JMrs. Thorndyke was less interested in
tlie invalid than in his physician. Julian
Winters was under the care of Dr.
Deering. Four years before her mar-
riage to Thorndyke Audrey Winters
had heen engaged to this doctor. Deer-
ing was a graceful somewhat conccit-
ed young gentleman whom women
considered agreeable but whom men
despised. Thorndykothought so little
of him thai he had never been jealous
of him. He had not thought it possi-
ble that Audrey could have had more
than a pasiug fancy for Deering.
The judge had greatly admired her
devotion to her crippled brother but
now this very attentiveness had be-
come an annoyance to him. She was
unwilling to leave Julian alone in Sew-
pprt or to take him to her husband's
home in Sew York. She said that her
brother was deriving benefit where
he was. Thorndyke w:ts not satisfied
with this excuse. Ju.Ian's lameness
would never be any uetter. and his
general health was as good as usual.
Thorndyke rememberer that his wife
had always appeared tvluctant to leave
hier-brother. he had at first refused
10 marry on the gnus id that he need-
ed her attention. But Thorndyke
jo the habit of having his .own way.
and he overruled this objection lie
hlad taken her hand;- into his firm
grasp and !-:iil:
"I am not aking you to leave your
bn-othcr but to come with me. I am
idWtermined to make you my wife
Audrey; for. heart and soul and body
you are mine!1
When he arrived at his wife's cot
tage he was bitterly chagrined to
learn that she was absent A servant
jrsivo him a note in which she ex-
plained that she wa going to drive
with Julian but would return in a
The jn'dge was high-spirited and
when Julian arrived a'one. was thor-
oughly aroused: lie cou'd not pntient-
ly remain in the bouse and he
went out of doors walking rapidly
atyng the shore and keeping a sharp
lookout for his truant wife. His blood
tvae up. He set his :eeth and stood as
if rooted to the spot when he saw his
wife and Dr. Dee-ring approaching
him. Her careless- disregard of her
hnsband's arrival and of the gossip
which coupled her name with Deor-
ing's infuriated Thorndyko beyond
judge Thorndyke and his wife
walked home in silence. Not a sylla-
ble was spoken by either of them
until ho reached her sittiug-room.
The gas had not been lighted there1
but a ruddy log-wood fire glowed on
the5 ; hearth. Thorndkyo closed and
looked the door.
J Now" ho said his voice deep
with suppressed feeling "now I must
hive your explanation."
(Even then she did not spoak imme-
diately and her deliberation greatly
tried his patience.
fI can make no explanation" she
sa!id at last "until I know what you
wish me to explain. "
His face was intha shadow but even
tZ&s imperturahle woman must have
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There is no need of verbal fen-
clngXhe retorted. "Xou know that I
wish you to exnlain whv. vou are un-
Iwilllng to Kve in your-"hhsbands
house. I wish to kno?r why you were
not here to-night hen you expected
me to arrive. Finally you must tell
me why you were visiting Dr. Deer-
"I.am willing to go to your house in
anothermonth Eric; and I visited the
doctor's office to f consult him about
"You are willing to postpone com-
ing home for another month although
you are the subject of gossip while you
remain here. Is that the way you
guard the name I havo given you?"-
She had drawn herself up to her full
height and was regarding him with
haughty displeasure. But he contin-
ued: "If Julian was acutely ill you might
have an excuse for running to his phy-
sician for advice; but even then you
would havo servants to summon him.
Julian is apparently no worse than he
will be ten or twenty yonrs from now.
He drove past the doctor's door and
could have stopped and asked for ad-
vice if he had needed it. Your visit
was plainly superfluous and I would
like to hear what excuse you offer for
"I will offer none whatever and I
will submit to no further catechism."
"That appears to bo your only sub-
terfuge" he said cuttingly. "Your
behavior has been inexcusable. But I
have come to put an end to your disre-
gard for conventionalities. I will take
you home with me to-morrow."
She left his side suddenly and wont
groping about the room in quest of
matches. When she found one she
lighted the gas and cume back to him.
She appeared feverishly restless now.
"Eric" she said "I can't explain
but it will be impossible for me to go
home so soon. Give me another month
here and afterward I will never leave
He had spoken harshly to her but
something iu her manner "softened his
mood for the moment.
"Try to explain" he said.
"I do not wish Julian to be away
from his physician. In a month Dr.
Deering will return i o the citv and
- "You will bo ready to accompany
him!" His face was so terrible that
she shrank from him. "You want to
give credence to tlie story that you are
till infatuated with this coxcomb.
You have not the slightest desire to
accede to your husband's wishes. You
would make the shallow pretense that
Julian must be near his physician and
you in attendance upon- the patient!
Yet you know that Julian is not de-
pendent upon Dr. Decring's services
There are thousands of better physi-
cians than he. And you consider me
such an imbecile that 1 will submit to
your outrageous proposal! I require
you to go homo with me to-morrpw or
not at all."
"Do you mean that Eric? Would
3'ou not recoivo mo if I came to you in
He caught her wrists in his hands
and pushed her back under the gas-
light where ho could scan her face.
His countenance was so stern so re-
lentless so nearly contemptuous that
she could not bear to look into his
"You ought "to know by this time
that I mean every word I utter. Tf
you refuse to go with me T shall never
respect you nor thinks of you jis my
wife agaiu. I will crush out every bit
of love for you and I shall despise you
as you will deserve."
She struggled to free her handsvHor
eyes were humid and she wished vto
cover them but he would not release
"Look in my faeo" he said "and
make your choice. Will you go with
me to-morrow or not?'
No" she replied almost inaudibly;
"I can not go so soon."
He would have been glad to have
left Newport that night but there were
no western-bound trains before the
morrow. He had left his wife without
a word had almost cat her from him
had strode out of the cottage with-
out once glancing back at tho woman
whom ho intended never to acknowl-
edge again. There was a hotel next
door and he took a room there for the
night but he did not enter it at once.
He. was tramping for hours on Iho
rocky shore and trying to keep from
thinking of the wife he had lost
Thorndyke was exhausted at last
and sought his room. Even then he
was too restless too wretched to
try to sleep. Ho threw himself into a
chair before a window and looked at
the cottage next door. There was no
light in his wife's room. Had she
turned it out and gone to sleep? Was
she absolutely indifferent to the loss
of his love and confidence?
It was after midnight when a man
cautiously Grossed the grounds of Mrs.
Thomdyke's cottage. He went silent-
ly up tho steps leading to the balcony
and stood a moment at one of the win-
dows. He turned a slat iu the blinds
and peered into tho house. As he did
so xi light from within shone upon his
face. After a few soconds of waiting
he opened the blinds and sprang light-
ly into tho room. Thou ho closed and
locked them. The man was Dr. Deer-
A' few moments later a woman came
out.of the cottage and crept up to tho
window. She was hatiess and wore
no wrap about hor shoulders. She
also' turned a slat in tho blinds and
looked into the room. The light did
not fall upon her face but upon her
hand. It shone upon tho ring with
which Eric Thorndyko had married
her. What she saw within must have
been of absorbing interest and wholly
unmindful of tho biting wind and wet
sea-air which chilled her cruelly.
Suddenly she withdrew into tho shad-
ow. The blinds were opened and Dr.
Deering came out of the house.
Audrey Thorndyke faced him and
the two held a hurried conversation
during which their tones were low
but. were rife with intense excitement.
Thorndyke-at his window had wit-
nessed their meeting and had flamed
into such passion taat he had rushed
I out of doors. For tho moment he could
havo killed Peering remorselessly an
ha was s.ovr tv encounter him. B'
ho ws too lata By the timo he had
descended the stairs and had crossed
the lawn Deering had become alarmed
and had fled. AudreyThorndyke stoop
there alone and in tho bitterness of hib
soul he denounced her. i
I saw tho meeting between you an 1
your loer" he said. 4I am thankft I
that you refused to go' with me. I coul i
not long have tolerated a woman soui -principled.".
-- . ' w I w - - -
"You aro condemning hie without
hearing mj ' defense. Come into thb
house and hear what I have to say."
If you wish to speak you can do s o
here" he said; "but if you mean to no-
fend vour lover you may spare your-
self tho trouble. I have seen you meet
him at midnight and I havo that ac-
count to settle with him alone."
I do not want to plead for Dr. Dee -ing
but for myself. Were I an entir a
stranger to you and accused of evi -doing
and brought to your court you
would give me a patient hearing a -though
I appeared to be guilty. Woul 1
vou be much less merciful to your
"You have forfeited the right to ca 1
yourself my wife."
She was shivering with cold; and she
made.a final effort to have him enter
"I am cold Eric and some one may
hear us if we talk Out here. You are
standing by Julian's window. Would
it not bo better to avoid the probability
of boing overheard?" j
"Yes" he answered "it would. (I
am surprised that you ran that risk
She led the way to her sitting-room
and this timo he threw himself into ia
chair. She seated herself on an otto-
man at a little distance from him.
hilo she talked she kept her eyes
fixed upon tho dying embers in the fire-
place. "I am not going to ask for mercy
nor to think of you as my husband.
You aro to be ray judge to-night and
to hear my story without -projudiee-f-
just as you would listen to any uuhai
y woman in your court. l am ac
cused bv mv husbarid of abandonir
him to be near my lover and of mee
ing that lover at a disgracefully late
hour of the night.
"When" I was twenty years' old
was onjrnjrcu to Dr. Jjeennjr. 1 au
mired him greatly because I wa3
young and sentimental enough to
idealize him. and jxJcause his mannei s
were really engaging. But after a
time I suspected that his charactt r
was weak. I thought he was vain
and that ho had an inordinato desito
to possess my property. So when I
was twenty-one I told him I wonldnct
marry him. Afterward I did not see
him for a year or two.
"About eighteen months ago he ac-
quired a powerful influence over my
brother Julian. He was miserablj un-
happy if he did not .-see the doctor
daily and I submitted to his visits for
Julian's sake. The boy w:is so del-
pendent on others for his amusomeijt
that I could not deny him the pleasutje
of Dr. Deoring's company. Just be-
fore my marriage I suspected Julian
of being addicted to the use of mor-
phine and told the doctor of my sus-
picions. He said that he had discov-
ered this habit and believed ho could
cure my brother of it if I AVould help
him. I entered readily into this part-
nership. I was anxious that Julian
should bo cured of his degrading prac-
tice before I took him to my husband's
"When I told Julian that I knew his
secret he begged me never to tell it.
Like all persons who abuse tho use of
opium ho had guarded his secret cun-
ningly and exaggerated tho effect of
its disclosure. He said . that if I ever
betrayed it to my husband he would
kill himself before he would live under
ourroof. Ho cried and moaned and
wrnng-lis hands until I pitied him.
He said howas a helpless wreck whom
stronger men despised. He said too
that he wouIdxrather face death than
tho scorn that Erjc Thorndyko would
feel for him if he know his failing. I
comforted him. I saidx I would never
tell any human beingof his habit if ho
would submit to Dr. Decring's treat-
ment and be cured.
"I tried 6 make it impossible for
Julian 16 procure morphine without
his physician's knowledge. 0f course
I knew that Dr. Deering would not
take it away from him at once only
gradually diminish his supply. I told
him to tell tho druggists in this town
not to sell Julian any drug. I instruct-
ed the servants to purchase nothing
for him without first consulting me. I
am his legal guardian and this rela-
tionship aided me. I would not allow
him to drivo alone lest he should go
far enough from home to purchase tho
drug from strangers. He was cunning
enough to write a prescription and
sign it by a fictitious doctor's name.
"To-night Julian chose to drive at
an hour when ho know I expected my
husband to arrive. I believed it was
his plan to go somewhere and purchase
the drug. I have been very suspicious
of him for a week itnd have believed
he has been taking morphine every
night. His symptoms in the morning
appeared to justify my suspicions. I
resolved to go with him. On our way
home I loft him at Dr. Deering's. I
knew he would drive home then for
we were a long distance from any place
where drugs were sold. I wanted to
see tho doctor before I told my hus-
band when I would go to New York. If
Julian was deceiving mo it would be
useless for me to stay hero and try to
cure him of his habit. If he really was
noar a cure.I thought it would be my
duty to stand by him for the next four
weeks. The doctor assured me that I
was mistaken in my suspicions and
that I ought to remain with ray brother.
For the first time in my life J dreaded
to meet my husband. I could not tell
him frankly why I could not comply
with his wishes and I knew he would
be very angry at my refusal to go
She hnd not once looked at her list-
ener and had spoken of her husband
as of an absent person. Once or twice
he had attempted to interrupt her but
by a gesture she had expressed her unr
willingness to listen to him until her
story was ended.
"When X learned that tar httxM&
had left me I w shocked at birlMk
of faith in me. At first I was gner-
ously angry hut later I wished X fead
told him &VL Surely I though I&ad
isetter hais broken my promifo to
Julian thaa to have broken nrhufe
band's heart. But he was gone
But he was gone sT.
search for him I could not wiihoai
making our disagreement public. I
eat in my room in tho dark wondering
where ho was and if he could forgive
toe. By and by a man crossed tho
lawn and I believed ray husband ha&
relented and come back to me; but ia.
an instant I . saw niy mistake. Br
Deering came upon the piazza and en-
tered my brother's room. I crept cut
3 . . 1
of doors and looked in through thbi
window. Julian was sitting up in bed
and counting his money. When he
had finished he gave a roll of bills to
tho doctor. I watched them dumb
with amazement while Julian ' bared
his arm and the doctor gave him a
hypodermic injection of morphine. It
must-have been a powerful dose for
Julian seemed in a state of profound
coma before I left the window. I
waited for Dr. Deering to coiles out.
Then I told him I had caught him in
his outrageous deception that I know
his inordinate lovo for money had
made him speculate upon Julian's
weakness. No doubt he has been sys-
tematically drugging my poor brother
"Ho has induced me to stay here bo-
cause he has hated my husband" her
voice was unsteady but she went on
bravely "he begged me not to send
for a phj'sician and betray him. He
said that his reputation was in my
hands and ho begged me to be merci-
fdlt. He said that he loved mo and
had been tempted to keep me near
him and away from my husband. I
told him I would show him no more
merey than ho had showed the un-
happyX cripple whom ho had gobbed
"Now tfiatyou-know my position .1
loavo it to Your Honor to decide
whother or not my husband-ought to
forgive me or whether ho should keep
his resolution of never taking me to
his heart again."
He had taken her to his heart al-
ready and was saying brokenly: "My
wifoj my wife how can you over for-
But Your Honor" she said at
longth "I havo not heard your de-
cision.". "Yet you havo felt it" he replied
kissing her lips again; "audit is like
the verdict oi a jury for it is sealed."
Frances B. Carrie in Leslie's News-
paper. A SHARK'sT'lNSTINCT.
An Immense 3Ian-Bi.tor That Dptle Eno-
mles and Acts as a 1'llot.
"Several well-spun sea. yarns have
been told by old shell-backs rogarding
what they havo seen at sea." said
Chief Officer James Brown of tho Pa-
cific Mail Company's steamer Acapulco
"but. there is oncthing certain" con-
tinued he "and that is. I havo reason
to believe that fish not only havo in-
stim t but also reasoning power."
"How do you come to these conclu-
sions?" was asked.
"Yell lot mo tell you. Now every
seaf iring man who has frequented tho
port of San Jose at Gautemala knows
that old San Jose Joe has been in and
aboi it that port for tho last thirty years.
Joe is without exception ono of the
largest sharks ever seen in tho waters
of the ocean. Ho is over thirty feet in
length. This was ascertained boyond
a doubt by the officars of tho Acapulco
on the trip beforo the last when a
spar measuring thirty.- ieet had
fallen over itho ships sides and old
Joe came along and nftoc smell-
ing of it floated alongside measuring
exactly its length. As to his age that
is not positively known but tho barna-
cles on his back indicate that ho has
been a resident of San Jose waters for
a number of years. The barnacles are
so old and crusty as to repel a rifle
ball with the samo rcsistivo forcb as a
shpet of steel on tho side of a man-of-war.
Captain Pitts of tho Acapulco
has timo and again shot at this mon-
ster and without effect so far as his
back is conccrnod. Tho balls glance
off tho old fellow's back without doing
any damage. Yet Old Joe carries
suhleiont lead in his carcass to sink an
Ordinary whale as almost every oQl-
cer whoso vessel anchors in those
"waters takes a whack at him whon he
turns his sides and belly upwards but
the ballots don't seem to do him any
"Well about his reasoning capaci-
"0 yes. Some- years ago an En-
glish man-of-war while lying at ap-
chor undertook to destroy the old
brute by firing a charge of dynamite
into him. Joe was hit on the side and
about fifty pounds Of shark flesh torn
away but tho shot failed to kill him.
But now mark you since that timo ho
will not mako his appearance in tho
anchorage near where a man-of-war is
anchored. ' But just as soon as these
vessels leave Joo comes to tho surface
again. He regularly meets the Aca-
pulco about fifteen miles outside and
pilots her in. Once anchored he is
satisfied and seems to delight in feed-
ing from the offal. 'But no matter hov?
well you bait a hook Joe's reasoning
qualities tell him to leave it alone and
he invariabl follows that line of rea-
soning. As to his capacity to stow
away grub that was proven on one oc-
casion when the vessel was talcing
aboard some hogs. One of ten hogs
weighing probably about eijhty
pounds fell overboard and old'Joe
who is ever on tho waich saw the
prize and with ono plunge and a pair
of extended jaws the porker disap-
peared as though it had gone ipto a
hole. On another occasion we had a
lot of mules on board for tho govern-
ment and one of the number died and
was thrown overboard. Joe made the
acquaintance of the defunct mule and
after the lapse of six hours the mole
was safely stov ed thwart ships in Joe's
locker. Yes ' oe is the largest shark
known to. us seafaring men. We have
all tried to kill the monster but so far
have f&iledV'-i-San Fraaoisc Chroni
Fresh apple sauco wara
ble is a good dish in winter. .
of lemon improves it.
W"b- 3BM 'Mitaa-
Beaeattetetee aff Hi Tg
noeon one ef t3Urdtoa3 trSfefctaHafct
of tlie Bio Farsss looktaz for ducks
or 4ny thiasr wdBfc&oMiU &a
suddenly I ft f Jb4 K&kfe&Sali
J. - m " l
yell ana & great spt&s&in? m the-water.
A hend is. the rirar prevented ie s-
in? what it w8 hat thinkiaf ifc was
some taolrs or c&rmocnos oumeff x.
turned my caaoaji ordar to gst ahbt.
at jthem and eatf a-hugo snake hang'
in from a tree with his body curled
twa or throe times round &a'unfOi
unite eetL Ths water around thea
wi s foaming and every now and then
th j seal ana the fore part of the saaxa
would disappear below tho sur
and remain below for sover&r seer
onds. until in a moment the buzzq
would twist his body into a sort of
corkscrew shape and lift tho seal right
out of the water and they would re-
main swinging in the air. only aup-
porieol by the snake's tail. At one
time I saw the second seal junjp out of.
the water to catch hold of tho snake
and all three remained in the air roar-
ing and yelling most fearfully forsome
time when suddenly they dropped into
tho water again tho snake never los-
ing his hold of tho tree.
As none of the combatants seemed to
be in the least- affected by my ap-
proach I put my canoe within some
ten or twelve yards of thom so as to
have a good shot at the snake next
time they appeared and I had scarcely
laid down my paddlo and- caught up
my gun when they came up again. I
aimed right at the snako where he had
curled himself round the seal andgavo
him both barrels. The effect could
not pave been greater. The snake let
go of the tree and fell with the whole
length of his body into tho water
splashing me all over and then again..
the three disappeared. After abqut a
minute both seals come up our the other
side bf thoeanqe.lpokng "at me and
shaking their heads " in tho same way
aa dogs do when "they come cut) oil
water. They had white' breasts ind
I noticed that one of them was bleed-
ing" from a wound in tho neck put
wuether from myshot or from abit0 of
the snako I could not tolL ;
fTho snake a little later crawled up
the "barranca" out of the water as if
nothing was the matter with him so I
gave him one shot more ?which made
him disappear in the bushes where I
being alone in the canoe thought it
moro prudent not to . follow him. He
was a very big ono for from the branch
to which he had his tail attached down
to tho water was a distance of some
fourteen feet arid when ho foil his tail
nearly reached my canoe. T.&o not un
derstand though how. he would have.)
managed to eat ono of tho seals each
one of which was the sizo of an ordi-
nary man." Buenos Ayres Standard.
EFFECTS OF CREDIT.
I.ot8 of Money Saved If Yon Abstain from
I seo that there are things about
this ladies' shopping trade ofSurs that
you do not know. Lot mo explain
vthem. You see wo have two kinds of
customers cash and credit. For tho
cash customer wo take no risks and
grant no favors. For tho credit- cus
tomers we do almost any and every
thing they ask of us. We are glad to
get them and make every effort to
swell their number. Some houses
take note of where purchases are sent
and whenever a fashionable address ap-
pears on their shipping books write the
lady at that address offering to put her
name on the credit list. Other houses
like ours dislike to force that trade
and simply wait until such a' lady asks
a favor of a day's or a weok's accom-
modation to pay for a heavy purchase
or else comes and asks in plain terms
to bo allowed to run a bill here. Then
though she does not know how eager
we are we jump to accommodate her.
'A lady who has a bill at our'store
SDend3 all the wav from 50 nor cenfcvto
500 per cent more than if she hadn'h
JNot oniy coes sne ouy every tnrag sne
wants atthi3 store whore she has a
bill passing all tho rest every day but
she buys things she does not always
afford. ' Youieed not laugh; men
do tho samo thing. Wo aro glad to
get men to run bills hero as well as
women. It was onlV yesterday that
a gentleman told me that he had never
been thoroughly well dressed until we
let him run an account with us. He
used to hate to part- with money for
things he could possibly do without
but now ho has dressing gowns
pajamas silk hose scarfs a plenty
and the Lord knows what. He says
that when ho gets our bill once a
quarter he is always pushed into doing
some extra piece of work he is an
artist in order to get extra monoy to
meet this oxpense. ..He is different
from most men because he says this
spending money causes him to make
money since ho is driven to earn a
great deal moro than he spends each
time that our bill comes in. But the
ladies can not do that you say. No;
they simply fight it out or coax it out
of their husbands. N. Y. Herald.
EVOLUTION OF WOMAN.
How It Has Already Affected tho Visible
Aspect of Modern XJfe.
If we look back a quarter of a cent-
ury there is no change so marked in
social and business life as that in the
position of women in regard to educa-
tion employment and freedom of ac-
tion. And this position of self-dependence
and self-defenso is taken without
any question- A few years ago in'Lonxj
don it was not just tho thing for aiHin-
marriedgirl to be seen abfoadhloho
even in her mother's carriage. She
may now be seen in a hansom. It ia
not long ago that itwas thought un-
safe for women to travel without a
male protector. A brace of spirited
girls may now go clear round the
world together in entire safety and
without exciting any sentiment more
dangerous than admiration. So far
as th world is concerned they
are entirely safe. If j they desire
to bci Perhaps wo Imight have.
more cWuse for anxiety for the well-
being of a young man or & coupV of
young men on the same journey. Tho
world In all civilized lands will tret
at &&& ium&oixmt ww
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they cas afbrd to take hbwdi
ZSiss. attbidaft oi &&!&& 3$eesi
tfoc what &&& this &mga& fedtfeft f
wiUh&ve upc && 2&arac$? ?..4&f
p . -the wsz ha hrjtf
usa who i ao& fete$&ai4a& o a&fr
via nv MCIC7 nut wu auit.sjnjiBUtfWJu
Will women bo lee RtiTACtiv & wjt ;
as they bjoaaa fee hept &
wQl ' their independence wo?& &
subtle chsara 1ft their1 mim& -srhkh
w&Ddifecre&ls!hgaiia& g9a03 c-
j . itu ji. !
me nam ox seu-rauaaee ot T$ms
.active part ia 'beaUtew src&p ia
politics (rcr a good many xonsij are
i .ji '
saying tha they will to& wIU3r to WOe
and run.oi saunter for ofSce -if SrovS
donee putet the ballot in their h&sds)
put certain other admirable qualifies
in place ot the acknowledged feminine
graces and charms? This is an: open
question and on much mere impor-
tant than; tho tariff or the surplus
even the reported surplus of women in
certain States. For it can not he but
that the education of women and their
increasing freedom of action will as
virtually affect this Ration as it has al-
ready affected tho visible aspect of
modern life. -Charles Dudley Warner
in Harper's Magazine.
A Few Sensible Words ' A Wet Teepla
"with Axe to Grlad."
The traditional esteem in which is
held the man who has au axe to grind
is verv slight Solf-intereat which is
hardly more than a synonym of selfish-
ness is conceuea to oe inemainspnng
ot his life and naturally t attracts
luueaympiiiuy. xua xaiux ur wuuuui
who would succeed must do o by re-
lating himself to something higher
than himself or he fails to inspire that
resOonso in the minds of those around
him which produces the vital magnet-
ism of a working atmosphere. As a
general statement this is always true:
hut the changing conditions of modern
life has linked more closely all motives
and all interests till in a very litoral
sense it is true that no man llveth toJ
himself. Practically therefore tho ef-
' feet is just this: The man who has an axe
to grind is ready in return to help
grind another man's axe and the most
cheerful and encouraging atmosphere
of mutual good will and response is en-
gendered. In fact the axiom is quite
redeemed by these modern conditions
from any specially unworthy sense of
interpretation. Most people who are
good for any thing have the traditional
axe to grind and the traditional iron
in the- fire. The law of co-operation
prevails. It binds together tho com-
munity. All workers are. to a great
extent dependent on each other and
the recognition and acceptance of this
fact is mutually helpful. The note of
the ago is individuality. Personal
popularity i3 almost an indispensable
condition of success. Ono may like or
dislike this fact as may bo but at- all
events jhe must accept it Nor is it
without a higher side because ia its
ultimate analysis it implies the im-
portance of character aa a factor
all achievement. It is not enough that
the artist paint a picture which
is a joy of possession; the potential
purchaser looks behind the picture to
the painter and asks of his life his
ideas and these determine largely his
rank in art. The lecturer comes to the
ciljy with a new subject to present. Tho
topic may be of interest and even im-
portance; it may be something the
community should caro for; but unless
tho speaker secures a personal consid-
eration and inspires personal interest
ho is apt to fail ot that degree of pro-
fessional consideration which is justly
his due unless he be one who brings a
world-wide reputation and has already
earned hia niaco in public appreciation
"hy the invalid testimony of noble and
important work. The weak Side of tho
element of personal popularity as a
factor In success is that the communi-
ty sometimes does homage to a very
po.or and inadequate sort of idol. But
in the long run. these things adjust
themselves. Boston Traveler.
Blowing Out Electric Lamps.
Lately many cases of trying to blow
out electric light3 have been reported
as well as trying to ignite paper from
tho globe while in the act of getting a
light! for a cigar or pipe the victim
not recollecting that the gas or kero
sene lamp had been removed. A case
ofxthe. first kind is quito laughable. At
a certain store in the north end pf the
city an. electric light has been put in.
When the time for shutting up came
the proprietor said to his assistant:
Willie put out the light" Now a
kornsano I&nro had been in the store
all the time and the clerk was always
in the habit of taking a long b'ower
and then putting it out This evening
was no exception to the rule and the
clerk blew away for some little time
without any result The proprietor
came along and seeing the trouble
took the blower and with the ether
hand caught the knob turning the
light out. at the same time blowing
through the instrument that generally
put the light out The clerk was
somewbatrastonished at the result but
did nctcatch on and the next attempt
wjlfbe watched with interest prd7idV
hod he does not see this article. xsew-
In England the proper ratio of
doctors to population .is said to be ono
to L200 but by this rule there are 1-
943 too many doctors in London and
while 600 die every year 2800 new
ones are turned out Competition is so
great that in some parts of the city
doctors will see a patient prescribe
and supply medicins for sixpence a
visit - ; '
A bullet fired into a Teasesaee
negro who was stealing' pig" struck
him in the right arm ran. up. to tha
shoulder passed down to the left side.
(twisted around two rlitt sod &r$sd
Mi TKfm iifiiflh'ia"
W stek sstImI 1i '.
sa&3fc it 3s Isas i hmm t
5ter mm 53 It 5W.'
i m&fe m Tnm. W m ajsa fesSe
i$r Jtly nvieMKfj wt&mi
hutlsMt h a&c is aim ferJe-
aiSf a cdhrfOK -
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this ism" 'vmaw' wS& "
is m nlf j& :i.
ostv rSifl ferMes. The ym&&mz-
6t Improved stock sm&eaH? mmh-n
invsetoaant that he aspects tc becV
able. Nearly all kinds c &$&$
stock are sohist price ooeaiderahl.
abOTQ the avseag a saarXei f rfcjee coat-
sidarisg oTary thisj else to be; eqel
except as for bcaedees.
In detraining qaestk jef this
kind the reliability and hoaaety i&s
breeder beeoaieS & Tary importaat
item aa it Is the purchaser's priaoip&l
reliance for securing good breediag
Stock. And the brseder who haa start
ed out with the intention of securing-
or rather of building up a trade must
be honest with his customers xf is &
short time ho will find himself unable
to make sales at any thing like a fair
price. A reputation for heneety li at
the foundation of success .with She
breeders and if any thing like abat-
ing business is secured it- is abso-
lutely essential. It is true that occa
sionally a breeder will be ableby sharp
practices to seemingly make a success
f0P gome time bnt he is certain to b
overtaken s& last: while tin. the other
hand a reputation for honesty and fair
dealing will grow and tho longer the
better bo that tho "reputation or tho
name itself will be quite an item.
Des Moines Leader.
IThat & Larse Cultivate Ias to 3s?
About TSheU Valse tas a Food for Stock
Those farmers in tho West and South
who raise gram and stock should cer-
tainly raise sweet potatoes to feedtheir
stock in connection with grain. Asido
from their fat and flesh-forming ma-
terials they exercise a cooling influr
once on the system materially reduc-
ing the chances of disease. From three
to six times as many bushels per ace
can be grown as of corn thus-making
them the cheapest to raise. Thy can
bo easily grown on almost any kind of
soil where water does not stand at any
time but on lowland the ridges should
be made quite high and plants of the
Golden Queon and Bed Bermuda set at
least two feet apart on the ridge. Tho
above kinds are the most productive
and are excolent varieties for the table.
A largo cultivator says that fed with
corn one-third potato and two-thirda
corn to hogs and given nothing but
water to drink thoy increased in
weight much faster than others which
had their feed -of corn supplemented
with the milk and "slops from the
kitchen. The analysis of sweot potato
3hows 65.2 per cent of starch'and 14.8
per cent of sugar which' is proof
enough of their value as a food prod
At this time more than ever before
the profits of the farm depend upon
the economical methods and in its
management The low price of most
all kinds of farm "produce makes it
absolutely necessary for the farmer to
look fcr the cheapest way to prcduco
8 9 "
USES' OF INSECTS.
New Theories Advanced br a Promlneat
"er Jersey Entomologist.
George D; Hulst entomologist of the
New Jersey Experiment Station holds
to the opinion that injurious insects
after all are not an unmitigated evil.
They make production a little more
Ir-borioas he says and add to the
chances of financial success for the
1 careful man. Wo havo yet much to
learn about insects and how to deal
with them; but we are advancing. A
knowledge of tho life history of every
insect is needed in order to show U3 at
.what stage of its existence eggwortr
or caterpillar chrysalis and perfect
insect wo can take it at-its great
est disadvantage. Of poisonous
remedies tho arsenical prepara
tions answer thepurp030 for loaf -eaters
in almost every instance. Kerosene ant
pyrethrum kill by contact A mixture
of tho two kinds however Paris grew
or London purplo with kerosene emul-
sion or pyrethrum secure two chances i
to kill and will be found most effectivo
in many cases. J
Mr. Hulst also states that we neei .
stricter laws or stricter enforcemen ;
of existing laws again3t the destructfoi t
of birds. Tho demands for materia
for decorating femaie head-gear hav
done more to strip the country of out
song birds than the quarrelsome natur )
of the English Sparrow. Among useful
insect-eaters Mr. Hulst names toads)
snakes moles the latter the only ene-
my that preys upon the rose-beetlb
when in the larval state. People should.
begin to fight insects at their first apt
pearance and not wait until they havp
srown numerous and degtrucuve.-r
If you. don't want to
In anyway and pet our
friendly invitation which
cat" i3 n
a sisn i i
front of a Sedaila Mo.' store holds out
to passers by.
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A New Haven pastor has bee i
gifted by nature with many abilities
which have been highly developed- bi t
thev do not include a melodious-votec.
Eealklng this defect he placed bin -sell
under the instruction- of a leadin j
urofasRor in elocution and laborei
hard to improve his delivery.
end of a coarse of lectures for which
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