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Providence is on the side of the
heaviest battalions, and President Mc-
Kinley is wise to eall for plenty of
volunteers at the beginning, observer
the New York Tribune.
Some inventive genius in Denver
has invented a spanking machine for
use in schools and reformatories
What's the use of introducing machin*
ery for work wliich can be done equal
ly well by hand, asks the Chicago
The pastor of a Christian church at
Hansard, Cal., has been "grubstaked"
by three friends for a two years' so
journ in Alaska, aud the congregation
agrees to cara for his family during
his absence, on condition that if he
strikes it "rich" he will pay off the
The Italian minister of instruction
has issued a circular to the directors of
Bchools, in which he complains that
instruction in domestic duties is too
much neglected in the schools for
girls, the instruction imparted being
planned, seen»ingly, with special ref
erence to the few who want to become
The lowa state board of health has
recommended that cities and towns of
the state prohibit the riding of bicy
cles on the streets with handle-bars
more than four inches lower than the
saddle, and that wheelmen be re
quired to hold their heads in a position
to command a view of the street ahead
for at least 200 feet. All this is in the
interest of health,especially the health
of the man w ho does not ride a wheel.
The record of the Bank of France,
as a bulwark of public and private
credit in that country, is one to be
proud of,says the Buffalo Commercial.
Secretary Gage spoke of that remark
able institution—it is not a govern
ment bank, fiy the way—at the Cham
ber of Commerce dinner in Pittsburg
as "the largest uote-issuing bank in
Mie world." Its notes are based oil its
assets. Its total circulation is at least
$750,000,000. During the war with
riermany it advanced to the French
government not less than $280,000,000,
"besides supplying all the commercial
needs of the French people." It sus
pended specie payments, but gold went
to a ptemium of only 1 to 2 1-2 per
cent., most of the time remaining at
the first named figure. In tliis coun
try, in the July of 18(54, gold was at
258. After the war and the commune,
the B.mk of France was found stand
ing like a rock. Thiers said it had
saved the country, and that it could
not have done so if it had been a gov
A foreign authority makes the fol
lowing remarks about women and eat
ing: "For many yearn past the tiny
appetite has been out of fashion, and
girls have taken to eating so heartily,
that it was only a question of time
bow soon the doctors would publicly
rebuke them for etiting themselves into
their graves. The time has come, and
a medical authority liys it down that
women, as a rule, cat too much. Of
course, the bicycling maiden and the
golfing girl require more than their
grandmothers did to sustain them in
their arduous amusements, and with
them the increased appetite may be
healthy, but the majority of women
take very little active exercise,and yet
they eat almost as heartily as do their
men folk." This ie a serious enough
state of affairs. Perhaps if the risk
were only that of life, women would
not change their ways in this respect.
But there is a more serious side to the
question. Overeating without exer
cise produces a muddy complexion.
That ought to settle it und bring about
the proper reform.
"A Philadelphia physician" says the
Philadelphia Record, "has a plan that
he claims will wonderfully mitigate
the suffering of a man whose body
has been perforated by the modern
email calibre bullet. It is well estab
lished that the velocity and penetrat
ing force of these bullets are so great
that unless they chance to strike a
bone they will pass entirely through a
man's body without his knowing it.
The physician's idea is to attach a
small wad of antiseptic cotton to the
rear of the bullet. This would be
covered by the shell of the cartridge,
and could not interfere with the load
ing and firing. As the bullet passes
through a person the wad will antisep
tieize the wound and prevent conse
quent suppuration. It may be possi
ble so nicely to adjust the adhesion ol
the wad to the bullet that as the mis
sile passes out it will leave the wad to
plug the hole and stop the bleeding.
Ultimately this Ryntem might do
with the necessity of a large medical
corps, as each bullet would carry med
ical treatmeut for the unfortunate it
The Missouri Bar association has
adopted a series of recommendations
which, if followed, will radically re
duce the divorce business in the Mis
A New York circus manager has*
placed at the service of the war de
partment twenty-five elephants for tha
campaign in Cuba. In one way or an
other those Cubans, sooner or later,
are bound to be given a show.
The proverbially dull English Sun
day is disappearing under the influ
ence of the bicycle. In this country
the reverse is the case, declares the
New York World. The bicycle has
nearly killed Sunday baseball in many
There is no particular objection to
jokes about the advantage of enlisting
football players for the war, but the
New York Tribune ventures to predict
that the young heroes of the gridiron
would make an uncommonly good
record if they should volunteer to
serve their country.
Says the Boston Herald:—lt is Mark
Twain who observes, in one of his
sketches of travel in foreign parts,
that the reason there is comparatively
little arable land in Spain is because
the great majority of the Spanish peo
ple are in the habit of squandering it
on their persons, and wheu they die it
is buried with them.
President Dwight reports that the
already visible requirements of Yale
for buildings and endowments cannot
be supplied for less than from $3,000,-
000 to 84,000,000, which lie hftpes to
secure during the next six or seven
years. Lest this announcement should
stupefy the friends of Yale, he adds
that the university has received as
much as that since 1887. It is a strik
ing reminder of the generosity with
which Americans respond to claims
upon their beuevolence.
The naming of the new battery on
Sullivan's Island, Charleston (S. C.)
harbor, after Sergeant William Jasper,
is said to be the only instance on rec
ord in this country of a fort being
named in honor of a soldier other than
a commissioned offifer. Sergeant Jas
per was shot and killed at Savannah,
Ga., on Oct. 9, 1779, while planting
the flag of the 2d South Caroliua regi
ment on the British ramparts. He
had previously distinguished himself
during the attack on Fort Moultrie.
June 28, 1775.
There is a fashion iu vegetables as
in everything else. At present celery
is rising to the top of the wave of pop
ularity. There is good reason for the
change. It is a fine appetizer raw, it
is a delicious vegetable when boiled,
steamed, fried or baked. It makes
an admirable soup, and a superior
salad. When old it has medicinal
virtues, being an active nervine. The
seeds dried and pulverized make celery
salt, and this mi«ed with powdered
pepsin, makes an invaluable remedy
for many kinds of dyspepsia. The
root, which most Americans foolishly
throw away, when washed and boiled
is a very wholesome and palatable
dish. '1 he pale green, yel'o vish tips
are line ornaments for garnishing
meats and salads, and, to cap the cli
max, the chemists now extract from
the plant several new medicines of
In general the phrase"American hu- I
mor" has come to mean a spirit for
catching the Judicrous and grotesque
side of life. Yet the humor of Amer
ica today is far deeper, maintains the
Chicago Times-Herald. Grim-visaged
war is not the companion to evoke
light merriment even in the most flip
pant minds. The righting of great
wrongs does not tend to idle jesting.
There are quips and jokes of the hour,
but they bite with a mordant sting, and
beneath the surface words betray the
serious temper of the time. A zeal
ous orator for war was asked: "You
will goto the front at once?" "No, but
my brother is ready," he replied, and
asked: "Will you go?" "I suppose
so, since I have no brother," was the
dry retort of the man who had argued
for peace. In this reply rings the
quality of the speech of tkat great
American, Abraham Lincoln. Such
humor is of the very essence of wis
dom. It betokens loyalty to the will
of the people even through contempt
for the inconsistent advocate of an
unwelcome policy. But humor is a
moftd not always of whimsical or
ironical turn. That which now governs
the minds of citizens is relentless and
forbidding in its revolt against crnelty,
injustice, and a smarting sense of be
trayal. This republic, standing fore
most in the eye of the world, has
shown the nations that the humor of
America is imperative in its demands
for fair dealing and respect for the
rights of men.
Time may steal the dewy bloom He onn never raise the bar
Of all our Bummer roses ; To that inner garden ;
He eun never brine to doom He can never hope to mar
Hearts where love reposes. Heurts where love Is warden.
He may shower us with dole, Therefore let us not deplore
He may rack the bosom ; Any stress of weather,
He can never from the soul But, securing fast the door,
Shake one tender blossom. Laugh at him together.
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Thomas P. Corbins lives a mile or
two out of Hartford,on rising ground,
above a pretty tributary of tne Con
necticut. He is An excellent fellow,
and though-his establishment is on a
simple scale, because be happens to
prefer it, he has made his pile.
His wife is dead, and he has only
one child, a pretty daughter. At
present Dorothy was acting as cook,
her cook in a fitof wrath having taken
French leave and her waitress having
her hands full caring for the house.
It was a warm summer afternoon,
and Dorothy wm alone in the kitchen,
the ingredients for a sponge cake
neatly in id out before her. The clock
struck three, and just as it struck the
electric train stopped before the house
and dropped a young man. He was
fair, his eyes blue, his moustache
light, but it was not the fairness of
the ,\nglo-Saxon race. In fact, Max
de Resal had only very lately arrived
Opening the small wicket near the
larger entrance, through the high red
paling,he walked up a white pathway,
shadowed by tall trees, and took in
the character of the house he was ap
proaching at a picturesque, ivy-cov
A Lapland wolf-dog, aroused from
his slumbers in an armchair on the
verandah, broke the intense stillness
that hung like a spell over the house,
and liis noisy alarm brought a tousy
mop of hair to one of the Queen Anne
windows iu the roof. Max felt he
was expected to explain himself and
said, interrogatively: "Mr. Corbins'?"
but the maid, seemingly misunder
standing him, waved him around to
"Let us find the kitchen, then," he
said to himself; "but Pierre shall hear
of this, sending me to such a place,
wasting my time."
A little farther on a door was open i
with a screen drawn across it inside, J
and Max, without any ceremony, walked i
in. The shutters were half closed to
keep out the light and flies, but he
distinguished a woman's figure.
"I have an introduction for Mr.Cor -
bins," he said,addressing her.
Miss Corbins took the envelope
from his hand, pulled out the card it
contained and, to the horror of Max,
calmly read it:
"The Marquis de St, Cybars begged
to remind Mr. Corbins of their ac
quaintanceship anil to introduce his
great friend, the Vicomte de Resal,
who was traveling in America for a
While Dorothy read the letter, Max,
becomiug accustomed to the dim light,
was making up his mind that the
beauty of American cooks was quite
as uncommon as their manners, and
Dorothy was turning over in her mind
schemes for battling this would-be for
tune hunter. She spoke French fair
ly, and her next speech was in that
"So it's not on business you want
to see Mr. Corbins?"
Up went Max's hands as if words
were inadequate to express his amaze
"She speaks French,too!" he cried.
"Madamoiselle,in my country I should
think you a disguised princess. But
here I have sworn that, after all the
strange things I have seen in the last
month, nothing shall astonish me.
Still, I must confess I think Mr. Cor
bius' cook breaks the record, as you
say. Yes, if I have still any vestige
of sense left, I think I may say 1 only
•wanted to pay Mr. Corbins a visit of
"Travelers like you," she said, a
spice of malice in her tone, "are not
very common in America. French
men, especially don't generally visit
us just for the pleasure of it."
"But," he went on, seating himself
on a pitch-pine chair, "I give you my
word I am neither an engineer, a
painter, a writer nor a singer."
"Well, then," said Dorothy, using
the egg-beater vigorously, "I know
what has brought you here. You
want to catch an heiress! Oh! you
may as well tell the truth to a poor ser
vant like me."
"When a young man wants a wife,"
said Max, "of course it's an heiress."
"Then you had better goto New
port, sir. It's the season there just
now. But stay, Newport is perhaps
tco grand for a viscount. Such very
rioh girls go there. What a pity,
now,you're not a marquis, like Mr. de
St. Cybars. He managed his affair
quickly, I can tell you—l might al
most say I saw the bargain struck.
Servants do see so much, you know,
and guess more. Poor Lily Everaou,
I'm afraid she knows by this time that
it does not make a girl's life happy
just to be a marquise!"
"St. Cybars hasn't behaved well,"
said Max; "but, then, you see, he
never cared for her. I'm not going to
make that kind of marriage."
"Aren't yon?" she said. "Oh,dear,
is it a poor American girl you wunt to
marry, monsieur? There are plenty
of that kind."
"Well," said Max, "you see I'm
poor myself, and, what's more, inca
pable of earning my living, so I must
have a rich wife. But why shouldn't
a rich wife love me? I shall never
marry anyone I don't love."
"I'll tell Miss Corbins everything
you said," Baid she. "But when you
see her you won't want her—she's a
monster. Her neck ia down between
her shoulders, and as to figure, well,
she has none."
Max took from his pocket a French
gold piece. "Look here," he said,
"would you miud not mentioning my
visit at all? I'll go back to New York
and not see Mr. Corbins. I shouldn't
like to spend my life with such a
woman as yon describe."
"Don't be in too great a hurry,"
she said. "If you are you may make
mistakes,as the author of 'Ontre-Mer'
"I might have expected that!" cried
Max. "You know Bourget, then?
What a country! And to think I'm
not likely ever to see you again!"
"Why not?" You can see me to
morrow if you find me interesting."
He paused a moment, not sure
whether some other adjective might
not be more expressive, but he could
think of nothing better than ''Very
interesting!" Then he looked straight
into the honest, clear eyes that met
his and, leaving the money on the
table, went away.
His curiosity had been aroused, he
had been amused, interested; more
than this, charmed. She was very
handsome, of this there was 110 ques
tion; figure, eyes,features, expression,
all were good, and she was remark
ably intelligent. Still, she was but a
cook after all,who wore a white apron
and beat eggs like any other cook.
Next day he had not to invent even
the mildest of stratagems to carry out
his purpose. For reasons of her own
Dorothy made things easy for liiin,
and, thanks to an exciting baseball
match in the neighborhood, he fouud
the house as empty as the day before.
"Well, you've come for the answer
to your card?" she said. "Here it is.
Miss Corbins wrote it before she had
togo out. You really are unfortu
nate about her. But she has invited
yon to dinner tomorrow."
He interrupted: "Just now lam
more interested in something else.
You have read Bourget, 1 know. Do
you remember what he says about girls
in America—l mean girls who—haven't
much money and who are so anxious
to be well educated that, togo ou
with their studies, they hire them
selves out in the holidays as servants?
That, at any rate, was true, I sup
"Oh, yes," she answered; "there
was a girl here onee who real Virgil
and Xenophon, a housemaid; but she
had togo; she was really too fond of
"Madamoiselle," said Max.faltering
ly, "I am sure you are one of those in
"You are paying me a compliment
I don't deserve," she said, presently.
"I shall always be what I am now.
And don't you think," she went on,
with a charming smile, "that a good
cook has her value?"
Then Dorothy turned to the table
and went on with her jelly making.
She tried to pull the cork from a bottle,
and the vicowte took it from her and
"This not the sort of work you
were intended for, my poor child," he
said. "With your mental gifts you
ought to do something more suitable."
But Dorothy only smiled.
Then sho said: "I presume you
will accept Miss Corbins' invitation to
"if I do, what good will it do for
either you or me? I shall not so much
as see you."
"Only come," she said; "you will
see me, I promise you."
An hour or so later Miss Corbins
received the Vicouite do Resal's for
mal acceptance of her invitation.
Before going to dinner the next
day Max made all his preparations for
leaving Hartford on the midnight
train. When he reached the house
the Haxen-haired XcvaScotian let him
in and conducted him through large
folding doors to the lair of the "mon
Apparently the room was empty,
and Max thought he was too early.
.Tuat then, through a liall'-glazed door,
he caught sight of soft pull's of tobacco
sinoke and heard the tones of mascu
Corbins received him with the warm
cordiality of an American, introduced
him to the minister and then said:
"I ought to have been in there to
receive you, brft my daughter was, at
all events. You know her I think?"
"Miss Corbins is notiu the drawing
room," said Max.
"Is she not? On, then, there is
some more bother or other in the
kitchen. Ah, sir! dinners come into
the world ready made in France; but
here! It was just by the nearest
shave my daughter hadn't to cook it
again tonight herself."
"Again?" said Max, bewildered and
conscious that he stood 011 the edge of
"Oh, yes!" said Corbins. "For the
past week she has been covered up in
an apron cooking—for a house full of
people, too. It seems to astonish
yon, sir; 1., t wait a bit longer before
you think you understand us. But
here is my daughter."
"Come," she said, "dinner is
She held out her hand to him as if
no ceremony of introduction were re
quired between them and, taking his
arm, led him into the dining room.
"Courage." che said to him, her
face radiant with amusement. "Haven I
I kept my promise?"
"Yes," said poor Max, "you have
and to such purpose that I don't know
how to look you or Mr. Corbins in the
Max never knew how he got through
the dinner,and he thanked God when
Corbins and the minister adjourned to
the garden to smoke. Miss Corbins
thought it too cool for her in her
evening dress, but begged Max not to
think of staying with her in the draw
ing room if he wanted to smoke, too.
He looked at her for a moment,then
said: "No, thank you. I don't care
for a cigarette tonight."
"I am afraid," she said, "you are
going to leave us 011 bad terms."
"What do I cave if I am the laugh
ing-stock of all America?" he an
swered. "I only mind being a fool in
your eyes. If just for half an hour or
even for a moment I was idiot enough
to take you for the "
"Don't say the word, "said Dorothy,
"if it hurts you so much. But,all the
same, I'm proud of your mistake."
"Ah!" he said, "making fun of me
again as you did then, little as I sup
"Jh, I don't want to hurt your
feelings," said Dorothy. "You'll for
get all about me; you will soon be on
your way to Saratoga or the Catskills,
according to the addresses 011 your in
troductions. You have some left, I
"I have,"he said, now in a white
rage; "here they are," and, taking
them out of his pocket, he tore them
to bits ajul threw them on the carpet
at her feet. She watched him quietly,
but when she spoke her voice, was a
"I can give you better one«," she
said, then stopped suddenly. There
was nothing cruel about her, and she
saw tears in his eyes. He turned
away from her and, standing at the
window, seemed to be gazing at the
deep blue vault above studded with
But he soon mastered his emotion
and again turned to her.
"Sixty minutes more and then
good bye forever. So I may speak,
as I dared not if we were to meet
again tomorrow. I did come to Hart
ford to look not for a wife, but for
my wife. I hoped to find her and
take her home with me. Perhaps I
counted a little 011 my happy star, but
more on a loyal, honest wish to be
happy with her and make her happy."
Dorothy listened, softly waving her
white, fiutt'y fan and taking in his
every look and movement.
"To hear you talk," she said, "one
might believe you had been on this
search for years. America is rather
big, |un know."
"So I thought three days ago. But
now it isn't a country or a state or
even .a town to me; it is all one house,
this house where my destiny was to
be determined. If yon knew what I
felt the very first look you gave me—
not a thunder clap, as sudden, but so
beautiful,so sweet. You know I came
here to marry you or some rich girl,
and you know why I dare not say now
I love you."
She made a little face; to her he
seemed to have said nothing else for
the last half hour. He understood
what she was thinking and went 011.
"Ah!" he cried, "how beautiful,how
dear you are! How can you think I
shall forget? Think what you please
of me, but of on3 thing be sure, I
wouldn't marry an American girl now
for the whole world."
"1 haven't the whole world," sdie
said, smiling; "I can only offer you
"What?" he said, with a strange
thrill of expectation.
"Myself!"— New York Mail and Ex
Difiuppearing Gun Carriages.
The disappearing carriages are built
in accordance with any one of a num
ber of mechanical principles; but,
whatever system be employed, the
practical operation is the same. In
front of the gun is an immense shield
of taud and concrete presenting 110
projection or angles which would re
veal its location. Behind tliisthegun
lies hid. It is loaded, given the
proper elevation and direction, rises,
discharges its projectile, and the re
coil returns it to its hidden position.
To test the value of such mountings
the English conducted experiments at
Portland in 1.885. A pit was dug in
the natural slope of a hill and in this
pit a wooden model of a large gun was
mounted upon a disappearing carriage.
It was arranged to appear for half a
minute at intervals of three minutes,
emit a puff of smoke and disappear.
The Hercules at 800 yards fired in ten
minutes 6910 rounds from tile machine
guns and 29 rounds from its 6-pound
ers. The gun stuck at the seventh
minute and could not be hauled down.
In spite of this it was struck only six
teen times, and had it been steel the
effect would have been simply to
scratch the paint. Besides this 28
10-iuch shells were fired at it from n
distance of 2T>OO yards and no hits
were made, the shell striking from
300 yards short to I! 00 yarc/s over, and
from 120 yards left to 130 yards right.
This was under circumstances unfavor
able to the gun since it did not return
tbfc fire. A fixed gun subjected to a
similar test w as struck over 200 times.
X-Itay to l»«lertnlnfi Sex.
Another new use of the X-ray has
recently been discovered. Much dif
ficulty has been experienced in dis
tinguishing the masculine from the
feminine silk cocoon, and the distinc
tion is important, as the former yields
more silk. The female cocoon con
tains many unripe eggs, rich in min
eral salts. The dark shade produced
by them denotes tlie sex.
The wren often makes a dozen nests,
leaving all but one unfinished and
A TEMPERANCE COLUMN.
THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFEST
IN MANY WAYS.
The Silier Homo—The Action of AJcolio
on the Human Orgnninn—How it In
le.-feres With the Function of thn
Itlooil—Slakes the Jn<l|ineut Detective.
The home of sweet sobriety—
\ui es t indeed are tlioy
Whose happy f rttH It Is to dwell
I herein from day today!
No drunken brawls disturb their pe.ico.
No discords ever come
To mar the harmony that nils
And rules the sober home.
There chubby children gather round
The fire, when falls the night
And tales are told and songs ar'e suns'
In laughter, love and light!
And mother tries to look severe
Aud hush the children s glee—
But smiles Instead, for love of those
Who gather at her knee.
And when tho father's step Is heard
Outside, upon the stair,
W bat joyous cries anil welcomings
Are flung upon the air!
A promised doll to Nell be brings,
The baby gets a ball,
And toys for lien and books for Jen
And kisses for them all!
Ah. many are the hearts that lack
A home-life such as this,
A loving mother's cheerful smile.
A rather's kindly kiss.
Oh. pray that every lonely child
Neath heaven's starry dome
May know and feel the peace that reigns
Within a sober home.
—l*. A. McCarthy,
Exactly what Is the action of alcohol on
the human organism? The following re
ply Is from "Drunkenness," a book pub
lished ill 189.3 by George B. Wilson M 1)
then assistant in a large asvlum in Edin
burgh, and later placed at the head of a
costly and truly scientific experiment, to
ascertain what prospect there is that
chronic alcoholism can be cured. The
process of intoxication he describes thus:
"If a man drink a considerable quantity
of an alcoholic liquor, a large amount of the
alcohol passes unchanged through the
bodily system as such. Tho alcohol min
gles with his blood, and is carried with it
through every part of the body, so that, if
lie die soon after drinking, It may be found
111 all the large organs. This 'is notably
the case with the liver, but most of all
with the nervous svstem. A kind of "elec
tive affinity' seems to exist between brain
tissue and alcohol; and it ison this account
that we regard drunkenness as essentially
a nervous affection. Before the general
narcotic effect is brought about it has a
primary selective action on the nerve cen
tres which regulate the blood supply of
the nervous system. This immediate re
sult of alcohol is called'stimulation,'and
occurs, Tor the most part, before the alco
hol has been long in contact with the
brain tissue. It is an established fact that
alcohol interferes with the function of the
blood, so altering its character as to im
pede aeration ot the tissues and the repair
of waste. The brain shares with the other
organs in this defect of nutrition. The
action induced in the brain Is of the nature
of a progressive paralysis. Moral qualities
and the higher processes of intelligence
are therefore Ilrst invaded. Self-control
is lost and judgment defective: at a later
stage with the abolition of imagination,
feeling and will, the man becomes stupid,
dull aud passive."
Disuse of Alcohol in Disease.
Intelligent physicians have long ques
tioned the propriety of tho use of alcohol
in the treatment of disease. Time was
when it was prescribed freely for many
of the Ills which flesh is heir to, but the
evils resulting from the appetite for it that
was frequently engendered by its use as a
curative led to investigations wnich have
resulted very largely In its disuse, other
remedies proving more efficacious in most
of the cases, while many able physiciaus
maintain that other and better remedies
may be found in every case where alcohol
was formerly used.
The annual report of Tresident William
T. Wardwcll, of the New York lied Cross
Hospital and Training School for Red Cross
Sisters, quoted- in the Baltimore Sun, pre
sents some fuets of general interest upon
this subject. He says it has been the prac
tice in the hospital from its foundation to
avoid the use of alcohol in surgical cases
as well as in cases of disease. "The medical
and surgical staff," he says,"have in no
case administered alcohol in any of its
forms, anil the treatment has been abso
lutely non-alcoholic," with the result to
convince the trustees of the wisdom of
such treatment, and to justify them, after
four years of experience, in declaring their
"drill conviction that such treatment is to
have an Important aud permanent influence
upon the future of surgical and medical
science, and that a hospital conducted
upon this system is a rapidly growing
necessity."—Trenton (N. J.) American.
XCavages ol Drink Among Women.
The Monitor, of San Francisco, recently
spoke as follows on the subject of the
saloon: "Now and again some senatlonal
occurrence draws our attention to the
fact that the ravages of drink among
women are far greuter than we suspect.
There is a certain disinclination to touch
this subject, but we are coming to the con
clusion that an exposure of the drinking
habits of women is absolutely necessary.
The side entrances of the saloons in this
city are frequented by crowds of girls
bearing respectable names and apparently
w.ilkiug in the paths of righteousness.
Mothers are too careless about their daugh
ters. When the scandal does come the
blame is only too often to be laid at the
door of parents loveblind or lazy."
Some of tlie Dangers of Alcohol.
Speaking of alcoholism In women, Dr. Ag
nes Sparks says that, used asa factor to sput
(lagging energy. It is extremely daugerous,
because it registers its reception each time
on the delicate nerves and is apt to form a
habit in this way that cannot be broken
without pain anil trouble.
Inebriety from a fondness for alcohol is
harrtlv ever found In women; its origin
usually lies, slie says, in perturbed physical
conditions. Women are cured more easily
than men, she declares, and hypnotism is
one of the best agents in all of the advanced
stages. "Let alcohol alone," is tho medi
cal woman's advice to her sisters: "it will
do you no good, as it gives only temporary
and false relief, and will do you much
harm by leaving real and lasting effects."
Why "Solid Comfort" Is Lacking.
No wonder our laboring classes lack
"solid comfort." exclaims one of our ex-,
changes, when it is shown that millions of
dollars are spent yearly in this country for
liquor. The working man simply denies
bis family the comforts of life by paying
an unnecessary tribute to the saloon
Temperance N<*vrft and Note*.
Whisky is the child of rot, and the
brother of disease.
Banning into a saloon to drink is ou«
way of running into debt
Alcoholic insanity is twice as common in
France now as 11 fteen years ago. and the
uuinber of persons placed under restraint,
on account of it has Increased twenty-live
per cent, in the last three years.
"In spite of our civilisation, and of all
the efforts made by ministers of religion,
the amount of drunkenness among all
classes of the English people—women, as
well as men—is a frightful scandal, and is
bringing misery and wretchedness to thou
sands of ly>meß."—Cardinal Vaughan.