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Spirit Lake Beacon (Newspaper) - March 24, 1899, Spirit Lake, Iowa THE SPIRIT LAKE SPIRIT LAKE IOWA FUNK BLACKKRT The motor promoter is becoming nu merous Tlie bows and arroigg used at Manila will bring our new savages a neat sura AS sonveuUs Talking about The White Mans Burden reminds one of the task of reading parodies on Kiplings IKCIH A West Virginia man claims to have seen a snake with two beads Tlie revenue officers down there must be taking a vacation Count Tolstois opinion of the Czars disarmament plan indicates tbat ho has been keeping track of his majestys or ders for materials of war The inventor of angel food is dead at the age of 80 from which fact it may be presumed that he never ate of his specialty to any considerable extent Dewey furnishes incontrovertible proof of the fact that even in these days it is possible to obtain full credit for human greatness without talking much Stephen Cranes new novel War Is Kind may have been inspired by the fact that wars have provided Stephen with some of his very best literary ma terial Persons who take quinine habitually are now called quinophagists But unfortunately there is no word to de fine those who take their temperatures twelve times a day American bids on the JJanchuriau Eaiiroad were way below all others and Russia closed with the offer It was a ease of business is business which swung the door wide open Italy now seeks a port in China and England France and Russia are fav orable to the project It looks as if China will be but a reminis cence when the next generation grows P It is about time for jslkola Tosla to come forward with another of those tremendous electrical discoveries which are going to revolutionize all things and which never get beyond the an nouncement stage A cooking school expert is now en gaged in telling the intelligent poor how to live Iioalthily and happily on a week The iuimy part of it is that a good many of the intelligent poor could already give the expert points on that rerj thing At Monte Carlo the male patrons are not permitted to enter the gaining rooms with trousers turned up It is feared that they may surreptitiously drop money in the gaping hems There is no objection however to their leav ing the rooms with pockets wrong side out Xew Tort lias recently made her first green goods conviction in fifteen years The reason for this laxity on the part of justice is doubtless found in the fact that no one ever has any sympathy the green goods msns victim who confesses himself a rascal when he en ters into negotiations to purchase coun terfeit money to pass on his neighbors and richly deserves what he gets Diversification is for the small farm er It makes him independent and af fords him numerous sources of profit But it is not to be forgotten that the genius of this age is devoted to speciali zation and to production on a large scale and as the years go en a greater and greater proportion of the staples of Hfe will be produced by big laud owners who apply to farming the prin ciples which make such huge successes out of the monster manufacturing and flistributing corporations of this time Those who believe in the doctrine of heredity will find support for their the ory in the case of the 14yearold girl taken from the slums at a tender age by a family and who repaid the kind cess of her foster parents by trying to poison them Instances of criminal tendencies in the young manifesting themselves despite environment are not unusual But the New York society which has been shippinghundreds of boys from the slums to Western farms for several years claims to have statis tics showing the most encouraging re sults and the nase of Governor Brady of Alaska is cited as a remarkable ex ample In an address to the Municipal Judges association of Connecticut Judge Simeon E Baldwin advocated the revival of the whipping post Judge Baldwin is an exPresident of the American Bar Association a distin guished writer on legal topics and a jurist of the highest repute He be lieves that the science of penology has been refined beyond the point of use fulness and that in retaining only hanging and imprisonment as punish ments for crime the deterent effect of punishment has lost much force Evi dently Judge Baldwin is uot in sym pathy with those who believe in turn ning the penitentiaries nto hospitals for the persuasive correction of crimi nal tendencies It is what he says about the reformatory power of the whip with the young however that is chief interest He contends tbat many young nieu and toys would have been spared a criminal career and averied from ultimate capital punishment had the law permitted the Judges who pass ed upon their first offfnses to apply the punishment in the form of ten or twen ty lashes of the whip Undoubtedly this would be he result in some case but others of more physicnl courage would prefer the whip to a term in prison or the reformatory The prob lem of penology is not so much to make the punishment fit the crime is it s to make it fit the individual The first practical effort ou 1 largo scale in scientific forestry is about to le made in the Saranac Jako region of York under auspice Thirtj thousand acres of woodland have ptirchaCii ly SJKVS rive enact ment aud the work ban been Intrusted to the College of Forestry Cornell University Tlw of tbU important experiment will be directly iu Hie hands of Professor B E Fernow formerly chief of the forestry division at Washington Concerning Professor Feriiow and his Ideas the Railroad Ga zctte says With regard to the profit able and continuous farming of timber lauds Ills reports have often expressed doubt as to whether the economic con ditions were yet ripe for it He now has his hopedfor opportunity to tshow if it enn be shown at the present prices of labor and of slurnpage that a forest property can be managed profitably for continuous wood crops It is a striking feature of our legisla tion that a majority vote in Congress may begin a war while a twothirds vote is required to end it A declara tion of war by Congress is like an or dinary legislative enactment To au thorize it the two bouses must act con currently and it must receive the ap proval of the President The formal conclusion of war however is reached only by a peace treaty which like other treaties must be negotiated by the President and approved by a two thirds vote in the Senate This is much more difficult to accomplish than it is to get a majority vote in each house At first glance it looks as if the founders of the republic intended to make it easier for the nation todeclare war than to withdraw from one to begin trouble than to end it They evidently believed that in international relations the States would act as a party lines would the twothirds requirement would serve as a salutary conservative measure It has come to pass however that treaties submitted to the Senate are looked upon as theacts of administrations that are in power and because of this have been supported with few excep tions by Senators of the dominant party and opposed by the political op ponents It rarely happens that any party has a twothirds majority iu the Senate In consequence it is usually so difficult to secure ratification that the Senate has not inaptly been termed the graveyard of treaties The num ber that have failed to find approval is large AMERICAS THREE GREAT PORTER DEWEY David Glasgow Farragut first admiral of the UnitedStates navy was boru in Tennessee He entered the navy as u midshipman and fousht his first battle on the Essex in 1814 He served in the navy fiftyeight years He was GO years age when the civii war came His first orders in that conflict were to capture New Or leans which lie did nuder heroic circum stances iu 1S62 In this battle he de stroyed forts carrying 120 guns twenty armed steamers four ironclads and a multitude of fire rafts He was made a rear admiral lor this in 1862 In 18G3 his fleet aided in the capture Vieksburg aud Port Hudson and one year later cap tured Mobile It was at Mobile that he was lashed to the rigging of his flagship the Hartford while under fire For his bravery Congress made him a vicead miral in the fall of 1864 and in 1866 the office of admiral was especially created for him After his elevation he was placed in charge of the European squadron of this Government He died at the Ports mouth navy yard unexpectedly in 1870 David Dison Porter second admiral of the United States navy succeeded Farra gut iu tbat office his commission dating from Aug 151870 He was born in Penn sylvania and entered the navy as a mid shipman when lie was 1C years old He was a lieutenant in 1841 In the first eighteen years of his service he was ten years in the Mediterranean service and the remainder the time on duty with coast surveys He was in command of the mortar flotilla at the capture of Nerr Or leans and in 1803 was made an acting rear admiral and assigned to command the Mississippi river squadron For his services in reducing Vieksburg he was made a rear admiral in 18B3 In the spring of 1SG4 he fought with Banks on the Red river expedition The North At lantic squadron was placed in his charge in 1864 and he attacked and captured Fort Fisher protecting Wilmington The fight lasted twenty days and was very bloody He was made viceadmiral in 1800 and soon alter was placed in charge of the naval academy at Annapolis George Dowcv third admiral of the United States navy is a Vermonter by birth He is in his sixtyfirst year of age He graduated Trow the academy at Aim apolis before the civil war and immedi ately sought active duty with the Union fleets oC Foote ami Farragut then press ing the Confederate wavy in the South He served with such gallantry under Far ragut that he was especially commended in writing by that eminent commander At the end of the war lie cruised in European waters and was with the Asiatic squadron for a time Returning to the United States he was given shore duty which was not to his taste and he returnedto the sea In January 1S9S while on land duty at Washington he requested to be sent to sea again The Secretary of the Navy decided to place him in command of the Asiatic squadron with little thought as to what that would in the end mean for this country Dewey on taking charge of the Asiatic squadron was i commodore For the battle of Manila May 1 1S9S he was made rear admiral Mr In all the current talk about self government for the Cubans the Puerto Eicaus and the Filipinos not much at tention has been paid to the rights snd capacities of another subject class American schoolboys Is the American schoolboy capable of selfgovernment Can he be induced to think of school regulations act merely as rules to be he cannot evade but obligations to be cheerfully ac cepted and enforced by his owu aid Chicago has beeu attempting an ex periment in this direction The boy have been a share in the government of several of its schools They have a voice in making rules and they are ex pected to help enforce them The plait is simple Boys whose conduct is ex emplary and who use their influence to indnce others to obey the rules are made citizens of the school common wealth This is regarded as a badgo of honor Most of the boys it is said are citizens The others desire to be From the ranks of the citizens are PIGMIES OF AFRICA Alfred B Lloyd Sees and Talks Many of Them The English traveller Mr Alfred B Lloyd made the journey from Victoria Xyanza to the mouth of the Congo in three mouths the quickest time ou rec ord using the Congo steamboat service and railroad for twothirds of the way traveling through the great equatorial forest of which Stanley gave so vivid a description His route was a little to the south of Stanleys road and he saw much of the dwarfs who inhabit the forest region was three weeks crossing the great forest he said Often the dark ness even at midday is remarkable Sometimes I was unable to read at noon when as you know the sun near the equator is almost directly over head One day I tried to photograph my tent but failed ou account of the dimness of the light I walked through out the forest journey though I had a saddle ass with me I could not use him without constantly exposing my self to the danger of being unsaddled by the vines that hung over the path We sometimes narrowly escaped being killed by the fall of enormous trees some of whose trunks measured over feet in circumference The silence of death reins in this forest unless broken by animals or the fall of trees Mr Lloyd saw many more dwarfs chosen tribunes who take an active I than Stanley met in the same region part in enforcing the regulations This I aud thus described them post is much coveted It does not aJ1 I saw a great many of the pigmies but generally speaking they kept out of the way as much as possible At one place in the middle of the forest called Holenga I stayed at a village of a few huts occupied by socalled Arabs ways seem great fun to obey rules but to enforce them is quite another and much more acceptable matter The principal who began the Chicago ex periment gives at least one good reason for it He says that the boy who grows up with the idea that the good order of the school is solely the teachers duty to enforce will probably become the kind of citizen who thinks that it is not i his concern to be troubled about abuses iu government He will be too busy or too lazy to go to the caucus in his dis trict or too cowardly to give assistance in endeavors to detect and punish po litical frauds This is true On the other hand the boy citizens who help to make and enforce school rules are not likely as men to become boodle aldermen voting franchises for a bribe but are very much likely to help send such criminals to the penitentiary this tenth the world as Beckles Willson has remind ed us in his recently published work is to all intents and purposes in the hands of a single man and that man by birth at is a Scotsman To convey an idea of the real size of Newfoundland it may be as well to state that it is a sixth larger than Ire land But it is doubtful if Robert Gil lespie Reids 5000000 acres were they oven in Ireland would possess the value which that extent of territory promises to possess in Newfoundland For since the colony tired of official inertia and the lack of capital decided to turn over its assets to a private cap italist by means of the measure known as the Reid contract it lias beeu dis covered that Newfoundland is not only v rich country but one of the richest on earth Everyone must remember Giieai I Beck in that entertainingwork The Golden Butterfly and of his marvel lous discoveries of oil in a certain waste territory in Canada Mr Reid is said not only to have located nine teen oil wells on his land but enormous quantities of coal iron copper aud as bestos as well Czar Reid as this quiet unassuming man has already come to be called has already refused several millions sterling for his prop erty and in spite of the agitation in the colony to rescind the bargain there seems every reason to believe that Mr Reid will live to enjoy one of the larg est private fortunes of the period and to acquire a European reputation for his sagacity in exploiting a huge island which was barren when lie appeared on the scene But this singular man has iiad in a MACHINE KEEPS BOOKS Ingenious Device in ft New York Bank Is Operated by Electricity An adding machine in use in the Union Dime Savings bank New York City is operated by electricity It marks in a depositors book the amount of his deposit and makes a duplicate of the entry ou a tape Socked in a box attached to the machine At the same time the amount of the deposit is au tomatically added to the total of the banks transactions so that a glance at R IN NAMES OF RICH MEN Part the Letter Plays with Successful Financiers Those people who are inclined to slight their rs should be caref uL A little investigation shows that the r is nothing to be sneezed at If you have an r in your name either your Christian or surname you have a chance to get into the class with the great ones of the world The list of men of wealth and fame who boast Of an r in their cognomens is surpris ingly long and would seem to indicate that the letter which NewYorkers so habitually slight and elude and distort is the lucky letter The richest man in the world is John D Rockefeller whose name begins and ends with an r although bis title to the first place among the worlds millionaires may be MR LLOYD RECEIVING VISITORS IN CAMP There I came upon a great number of pigmies who came to see me They told me that unknown to myself they had been watching me for five days peering through the growth of the primeval forest at our caravan They appeared to be very frightened and even when speaking covered their faces I slept at this village and in the LAIC 11ULJU n iiitij uv contested by Baron Rothschild who morning I asked the chief to allow me to photograph the dwarfs He brought ten or fifteen of them together and I was enabled to secure a snapshot I could not give a time exposure as the pigmies would not stand still I was amazed at their sturdinoss rthe LazaVdlFrercs Baring Own Their arms and chests were splendidly the house of N W Harris Co all developed as much o as in a good of m Englishman These also has the iucky letter Among other American men of great wealth the As tors the Vanderbilts and Bradley Mar tin stand out prominently and all have the r Then there are the handlers of gold and stocks of international measure to pay the penalty which for tune so often exacts from the success ful His career from the day forty years ago when he left his native Scotland to seek his fortune has been full of many of the rough spots of the earth and hard work and exposure especially in Newfoundland and Can ada have obliged him for a time to re lax his energies But even while he is thus forced to seek an Algerian re treat the mighty work of developing with the r The rich men of Chicago also show the lucky mark P D Armour Levi Z Letter Lambert Tree Potter Palmer aud T V Farwell being among the number and in otlior walks of life turning from mere riches to fame of other kinds there are Carter Harrisou Robert E Burke Robert Redtield and Robert Waller among the Democratic machine leaders and Lorimer Hertz Xini R Carter Uraeme Stewart John II Tanner inl Ernest Magerstadt among the Republicans Of the men nationally famous the list is almost endless from Rudyard Kipling through Alger Shatter George Dewey General Merrill and Marcus Hanna down lo Icrry Simpson not forgetting Bryan Teller Stewart and Tom cago Chronicle Taking All Due Precaution At a ball given in a small country town in Ireinml for which tlio tickets were not transferable the inscription on the tickets ran ns follows Admit iliis gentleman to hall in assembly rnoni lioKos 2s M each No gentle ailiuiticd unless no eouip himself1 specimen men have long beards half way down the chest which imparts to them a strange appearance They are very timid and cannot look a stranger in the face Their eyes are constantly shift ing aa in the case of monkeys They are fairly intelligent I had a long talk with the chief and he conversed intelligently about be extent of the forest and the number of his tribe Except for a tiny strip of bark cloth men and women are quite nude They are armed with bows and latter tipped with deadly carry small spears They are entirely nomadic sheltering at night Iu small hnts two feet to three feet In height They never go outside the forest During the whole time I was with them they were perfectly friendly CZAR1 He Is REID NEWFOUNDLAND One of the Greatest Xiaml Owrcrs in the World At the present moment when Xow foundland aud tlie Newfoundland dif liculiy with the French arc on every ones ilps t inicrostlng to recall tiiar j THIS MACRIXE KEEPS BOOK so vast a property goer uiiceasiucly en Reid possesses pluck as weil as ability for upon a recent occasion he ventured into a mine whence no one of liis work men would follow him and in the sub sequent explosion sustained severe in jnriosespwrially to liis eyesight There is oue thing thai is iruo of a widower he is always wondering if liite at a bait wihoiit sclujc lift liook the latter would tell just how much money the bank had received siuco its organization 5 The machine is placed on a table at the tellers right hand In front of it is a keyboard with rows of figures ar ranged like the letters on a typewriter When a deposit is made tlie teller places the depositors book under a cylinder filled with movable figures on the side of the machine Then he pulls the figures onthe keyboard that rep Tcsenttheamount of the deposit These figures are connected by wires with tho figures on tiie cylinder The teller next moves a lever and that sets the ma chiue in motion The amount of the deposit is printed on the book and at the same time on a tape locked in a box placed just above the cylinder so that a double entry is made Should the teller make any mistake there is an ingenious contrivance attached to the machinethat would prevent it from vorking and thus notify iiim of the error After the entries have been made in the depositors book aud on the banks tape another cylinder is set in motion This is in the middle of the machine and contains movable figures running up into the millions These figures tell the total of the banks receipts since it was organized and the amount that has just been deposited is added to it At the end of a days business the officials of the bank add together the totals registered on the two receiving machines deduct from them the total registered on the paying out machine and strike a trial balance in a moment The machines are inclosed in glass cases so that every part can be readily seen USUAL METHOD OF ACTION Bashful Tenths Explanation of a den Assumption of n Scat Ho is pn extremely diifrtau follow tliis South Side youth but is also en amored of a fair She likos him right back and is not avorse to giv ing him help in emergencies But she liuds it a difficult matter to get her ad mirer to respond to the calls of society for he sinks into a condition of too many feet and hands when in the whirl social But she has her hopes Xot long ago when the chill winds had reduced the previously deposited snow into glaring ice they set forth lo walk to a nejirby horan to engage in the attractions of progressive euchre and chocolates lie was very tender and solicitous lost she tumble nnd fall upon the icy sidewalk ot being endowed with the certainty of footing i of the patient burro himself fate over took him and bo smote tins earth with a crash heaul blocks away Thereupon si look of intense anguish sped over his face for his spine scwu ed shortened The girlie was in tears of pity She clasped her liunds 1111 loved him for his wos Oh Cbnrlio she murmured ly does it iitirl ingasped with a sickly grin Of course not You see I always sit down that way Xow she loves him for bis courage and ability to veil a lib to extricate him self from n painful nnd unpleasant po Chronicle City of Bridges Ghent Hflgitim is built on twenty six islands which arc connected with one another by iiglily brilgps Throo hundred streets and thirty public squares are contained in these islands Moderating Nuisance In Carlsnilio tinrapilal of rndon i law is in liiiinr any person who piiys the Miih ipiii windows Tin Highland 1ark at PUUUus8 him iKKii iireneuted with an alligator that is la 0 In leiigtli nnd weighs 300 pounds It BWld to foe the largest saurian in captivity It is said that a Western ftnn receut ly adopted the rather unique name of The Flying Squadron Tlie people f the town could not figure out what t nieaut uutU the first of he mouth when a lot of bills ciime due Then the store was found closed ami a brief uote tacked on the door read Ordered to the Philippines That of course explained matters A woman returning from a stay iu Rngiand is authority for the state ment that it is not uncommon over ihere for the owner of a handsome suburban residence to receive for pay an autumn or winter house party Shu will act as chaperon if desired or will efface herself in her own quarters di recting the management of the ser vants to relieve the temporary hostess from all care of that sort Mosquitoes have discovered that foggy England Is admirably suited to their tastes and the newspapers re sound with letters of complaint from indignant readers who ascribe the pest to the introduction of tropical palms to tlie return of Indian nabobs with their baggage full of mosquito eggs etc Now there will be a good chance to study the connection be tween mosquitoes and malaria The Greek Government has prepared a bill to establish an antiquitiesgen darmerie the special function of which will be the guardianship of the national Greek antiquities including places where no excavations are at present in progress in the interest of the Greek people Every man who shall be admitted to this corps is to possess a certain degree of necessary culture in order that he may understand what is confided to his observation and pro tection Bee culturists are now puzzling over a new subject These are numerous enough to have a newspaper organ of their own and are filliug its col umns with incidents to prove that bees will more quickly attack a man with black hair or wearing a black hat a veil with black spots or black gloves on his hands than those who go to the hives as blondes or wearing light col ors Evidence seems to be pretty con clusive too tbat bees have a color sense to a certain extent at least Apropos of the growing popularity of Scotch whisky a JLoudoii paper oil serves that in order to secure the pref erence of the saloonkeepers of New Tork and the bartenders of the mush room towns of South Africa the dis tillers occasionally insert a sovereign gold piece between the cork and the capsule of each bottle in a case This fact is of course duly advertised and the retailer continues to order the special brand so commended to his favor in tbe hope that lie may secure a prize Workmen on the conduits for tlie un derground trolley line in West Broad way New York have uncovered an in teresting relic in the form of wooden water pipes that were laid in 1794 The pipes were constructed from logs about the size of ordinary telegraph poles The bore is about three inches in diameter That the pipes would still bo serviceable if they were large enough is shown by the fact that the wood is decayed only to the depth of about half au inch from the outside surface Otherwise the wood is per fectly sound Henry F Watson a blind newspaper man of New York has opened an ex change for the blind in the hope of bringing the afflicted and the public closer together It is Mr Watsons in tention to show that blind people would rather work than accept charity The field for labor will of coursebe somewhat limited but it is easy to be lieve that work can be found even for the untrained blind This philanthropic enterprise is especially important ia New York as there arc at least 1000 blind people wholly dependent at pres ent on charity The separate railway coach law has been in operation in Georgia for many years and even before it went into ef fect white people and negroes were as completely separated while traveling on railroads as they are now The railroads are impartial in the enforce ment of this law Conductors will put a white man out of a coach set apart for negroes just as promptly as they will eject a negro from a coach for white persons The separate coach law lias gone into force in South Caro lina but it has very little practical ef fact as custom had already worked a separation of the races ou railroad trains Prince Bismarcks brain according Mvfrttr ow mtr hi a Ual MMMfcmtt tfeau UKtftl to TUMI It WftK MNtt t i 10 ttt abime of im 1 oiuc Utard a Jotot debate bvlvvcfe a cHiHlklBtM tor Lrgtolo tore that will wrvc to Utwitmto tiuulcd and ignited eacb othfr tin I othor tiiiwtioaa were kint slfht vt the iwpnlar auxlety to two whiffe i led in this style of warfartv Finally tlie hotter beatlcd of tintwv burst out In tin announcement that he could whip bis rival or any of friends That reminds uio tlie otlier coolly of a dog my father used to liate that cotild whip iiiy dojf Jn the uclgh Iwrhood or any that came that way with the teamsters WluitM the application sirV roared the other Ill stand no tnnuendws sir Make your application if you dare It is islmply this ray pugnacious friend no one over thought of sending fathers dog to tlie legislature The fireeater remained at Detroit Free Press KILLED BY THEtR FRIENDS Sjjnmuli Shclli Aimed nt the Mernmac Fell ou Morro Castle Lieut Hobson tells in the Century why it was that tie Spanish at JJorro Cartlebelieved the collier Merrimac to be an armored manof war It was not long before tho governor of Tlie Morro came making me i most cordial visit He was followed by the colonel commanding the artUery This officer after kind salutations referred to theheavy fire we had withstood so long nnd to the gallantry of our fire iu return Wheu I informed him that wehad no gnus on hoard he was iy incredulous and seemed to ou clude that I was deceiving Uini for he replied But I kuow you must have fired for 1 was struck myself on the foot though I was standing away up above I replied that it must have been a fragment resulting from their OWE lire at which the colouel became serious as though a new and unwel come thought was passing through liis miud HoJ too had taken us for an armored vessel forcing our way through aud wliat be said about our fire puzzled me Tho next time Char ette came in he told me that wounded ineu won being operated on in the room just above the mens cell and that the blood was running down I lie wall and had run down the clues of his hammock so that he had had to change its position Wien I luul a chance to speak to him aad to others a fterward they said that nth a SpMnish sergeant and a SpanisU private had told rtiiin that the blood ISIIHK from the men had ve had killed fourteen JUid wounded thirtyseven In u visit to the Morro after the sur render I was very much puzzled to find fresh gashes and imprints of vari ous sizes in the rear walls as though it had been attacked from the inshore side while we had attacked only from the sea Every indication seems to point to the conclusion that the Span iards firing at the Jlerrimac had struck tbeir own men across the channel This was the more to be expected from the horizontal fire Morro though eleva ted was in the line of fire from the Keina Mercedes whose projectiles ex ploding on the Merrimac doubtless showered the banks and the rear of MOITO beyond No wonder then that they took us for nn armored manof war MICE FOR VIVISECTION A Woman in Paris Who Raises Them for ThatPiirpoae Paris contains a woman who follows occupation which probably enjoys the distinction of being the only one ot its kind in the world Her livelihood is gained by breeding mice and selling them to physicians and medical col leges for the purposes of vivisection Mme Alexandra is her name and she been in this business nearly fifteen years Hor clients include all tlie lead ing specialists of Europe Richet and Cantcmesse of the gay metropolis among them She insists on each of her customers making a contract to take so many of the little animals each year before she will do any business with them Madame is sever short of mice At present she has about one thousand on hand and as these animaJs multiply very rapidly she will have double that number in an incredibly short time She also keens rabbits aud guinea pigs but mice are her special ty Her first customers were the Pas teur Institute the Municipal Labora tory and several other such She lias hardly any competitors and she has more orders than she can well fill She feeds her mice exclusively ou bread and milk Her clients insist that the animals must bo white and plump and she finds this diet tlie best for them AVhen they anthree mouths old they are ready for the doctors and to tho flattering estimates of tho nnthrogbc scijonl ias auy on bund after that pologist Otto Amrnon was probably ago glu disposes of these hapless vii the heaviest known to anatomical scitiras Jlot OIllv hcr mnlzi clients in Mr Ammon in consultation with i Farls bl to scvcrai persons iu Prof Senator tho sculptor concluded I Ij0ndou md Geneva Tlie mice are well able to stand a long journey aud they arc as frosli when Vhey arrive in London as they were when they left Paris Mine Alexandra lias kept her calling a secret all these years for the reason that there aro many persons in Paris who would ouiy too glad to make Hie doctors a present of all the rodents they might want The physicians however know what they are about They want mic but they dont ordinary everyday mice Only cul tured well fed dainty mice will suit Hiin aud they have given the contract to Minn AltXflinlro because they know that slio is the only person in Paris wlio can supply on dcmiml any number of siKh dwiralil1 Phitortclpliia Imitiiror from the measurements taken for Scba1 fers bust that the brain of the old statesman weighed 1S07 grammes nnd consequently exceeded in weight that of any known genius Cuviers brain weighed 1830 grammes Byrons 1807 Kants lliTiO Schillers l30 and Dantes The average weight of tho brain of an intelligent European is only Mr Ammons be lief cannot be verified owing to Bis marcks orders The mural tablet which is to adorn the interior of tinState Capitol in Co Inniliin S has lieen completed in that city The imcessary funds for tbe work tvtre raisid by i group of wom en of whom Mrs S Hood Stoney was the leading spirit The tablet is of white Vermont marble eight feet long liy four fee wide At tlie top it Is stir rounded by a beautiful chiseled Stale flag n lid a painted tree On its face is the ordinance of secession with nil the names of llic siciicrs Tlie whole lel torhiK consists of more than 5000 words With appropriate ceremonies tho tnble is to be unveiled on Dec 10 next the aniversury of the passing of I the spciision ordinance Union Sjf tied It I an remember ii good many years 1 lifloi said a Dolloil veteran in po1i 11 tied flril wlnievrv may lir slid to i iioi too Modern let your inthor li8iil no Well you u rli put in Icctrli She r The Worlds and It is computed the death rate of the world Is sixtyseven anil the birth rate seventy a minute and this seeming light percentage of sain is stifflcient to give a net iivroaw in population ouch vearof lUOOllOO souls ;