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Jlarjorie's. Sailor lad. a
lyq OOD-BT, Marjorle, my aarnng,
(G? wri,e f teu to your ,boy ln b,U'''
,VXl.u.i . M !...,-. 10.. ran for the
promise you have given tiie, Vou little
know what It means to me, who havt
rtt myself aloue In tho world, to know
Rhat there Is one heart beating '.a re
sponse to my deep love, aud a dear face
patching for my return. Ai heaven
bears me witness, you shall never
cause to regret It."
i "Good-by, Herbert. 1 limit pray Tor
your safety and speedy return. Take
care ot youraolf. for (with droop!?; Hd
aud an almost Inaudible voice) you are
I1AN, WIFE AND 15 CHILDREN LIVE ON $1.50 A DAY.
y , , ,
, Herbert Lord drew the beautiful girl
to him In a closer embrace, and the last
luomenta of their parting, though alleut,
were full of eloquence.
Marjorle had watched her handsome
lover as he mounted the hill. When ho
reached the antnmlt he turned, and she
stretched out both band to him lu
mute entreaty for his return; then she
auuimoued her courage and gayly
klaaed her hand to him. He ralaed tola
cap. returned her salute, and with head
mill tared, disappeared from view.
Marjorle Waned against the t-e and
covered her face with her baud. She
Xelt a lonellneaa that she had never be
fore experienced. All unconaeloua that
their parting had beeu witnessed, the
youug girl sat musing until she was
startled by hearing a voice aunoav
; "Whv these tear. Ml Marjorle?
Surely no one has loss cause for uuhap
plum than the beautiful Miss Gardl
Marjorle turned and saw before her
Thomas Braeme. How shu loatueu mm
at that moment! Yet, why? She knew
him to be Immensely wealthy; he was
considered a great catch by mammas
-ith i,,iFi-inLiiihii daughters; he was
lionised bv society; and yet Marjorle In
vMnniiiriiv shrank from his smooth
tougue aud persistent atteatlons. She
had once refused bla offer of marriage,
and this act ou her part had been the
cause of many bitter reproaches from
When she heard bla voice she drew
herself np. and Ignoring his out
stretched hand, replied: "Pardon me
Mr. llraeme, I am not unhappy: and If
I were 1 fall to see how It eould pos
sibly concern you."
ill. kws flashed ominously, but he
controlled his auger aud replied:
"Anything tb.at affects you concerns
me. Marjorle. No; bear me. You know
that 1 have loved you-that 1 still love
you, and I now come for the second
time with our pareuts' approval aud
sood wishes for my success. Marjorle,
marrv me aud you ahall have every
ihlnir that makes life worth living. 1
will be agood husband to you."
Husband! At the thought of Thomas
Bravme as a husband her face grew
white and a shudder shook her frame.
Bhe answered, coldly:
"Mr. Braeme, I can only answer you
as I did before, and I ask you to accept
this as final Your perslsteucy In thl
matter annoys me, and I beg of you to
She turned to go, but he stopped her.
"There la some one else you caunot
encountered, those that caused the
greiit cat loss of life to his caravan and
came nearest lo defeating his expedi
tion, were the Watubuttl dwarfs.
These diminutive men had only little
bows and arrows for weaimna, so small
that they looked like children's play,
tiiinrs: but mmn the tip of each tiny
arrow was a drop of polaon which
would kill an elephant or a man a
surely and quickly as a rifle. Their
tlefeuse was by means of poison and
The would steal through the dense
forest, and waiting In ambush, let fiy
their arrows before they eould be tile-
overed. They dug dltehea and care
fully covered them over with sticks and
cave. They fixed spikes in tne ground
aud tipped them with poison, into
these ditches and ou these spikes man
and beast would fall or step to their
death. One of the strangest things
alwit It was that their poison was
mixed with honey.
The account of these small people and
their successful warfare Influences one
to remember the small enemies we all
are apt to eucouuier m iihh, --
Ingly harmless, but dangerous to wel
fare and happiness.
751 as "IS- El - rnfnf
LiziJ lyicV J0 m
"Neither does that concern you,
la his anger he cried: "And do you
Imagine that I do not know your little
Vmi have met Herbert Lord
against your parents' wishes and many
of your clandestine meetings have been
witnessed. A common sailor! Where
Is your sense of honor that you stoop
Marjorle was thoroughly aroused by
this attack, and ber reply, though ut
tered ln anger, carried conviction.
"I will tell you. My Idea of houor
lies In the fact that when a man re
sponds to bis country's call and la
worthy to wear Its glorious uniform,
poor man though he be, he has reached
s degree of honor which a rich stay-at-home
can never attain. Listen! Her
bert Lord Is poor, you are rich; but one
button on his coat la worth more to me
than all your piles of boasted gold. I
respect him, and If he lives to return 1
shall marry him. Now, If you have one
atom of the honor for which you are
looking In others you will never men
tion this subject to me again!"
Marjorle Gardiner turned and walked
Every argument was used to Induce
her to change her decision, but Marjorle
remained true to ber promise, and when
she was married a year later It was a
quiet affair, as befitted the bride's fu
ture station as the wife of Herbert
' After a brief honeymoon they went to
reside In Derwent, where Herbert
owned a cottage. At the station they
were met by a smartly liveried foot
man, who touched his hat respectfully.
as Herbert Lord and his bride alighted.
"Everything all right, Matthew?"
' "All right, sir," with another touch,
as be led the way to an elegant carriage
drawn by handsome bays. As they
rolled comfortably along, tired after
their Journey, Herbert Lord thought It
time to prepare bis bride for the sur
prise In store for her; so, drawing her
n him. he remarked: "This Is rather
more comfortable, Isn't it, dear?"
xfartnri looked at him with s; look
of unutterable content as she replied
"Yes, Herbert, but I fear you have
Induced ln another bit of extravagance
as a wlndup to our month of luxurious
Kn mv little wife. I can afford to do
what I have done. I have practiced
little deception which I hope you will
mnt and it too hard to forgive. I am
'not the poor sailor you thought me, al
thoueh I am proud of my connection
with TTnele Sam's navy. I have won
the truest little woman ln the wide
world for my wife, and It will be the
one great pleasure of my life to give
her the luxuries "that she so bravely
fought against sharing with Thomas
Braeme. Here we are. Welcome home,
my darling wife, and may you be as
bappy as you have made me."
They drew up before a colonial man
sion "of fine architectural design, and
as they reached the steps the massive
door was thrown open and the pleasant
.though respectful expressions of greet
ing from the servants bespoke the. love
iand esteem ln which their master was
Father and Mother Gardiner spent
several weeks of each year at the Lard
mansion, and loud and long were the
ralses they sang of their son-- Herbert.
.To Marjorle, be was the same her gal
lant, true-hearted sailor lad. Boaton
' Henry M. Stanley, ln describing his
innrnpv through the forests of Africa,
ays that the most formldaui foes he (
SOME QUEER VOCATIONS.
What Was Unearthed by the New Yore,
There can be no better Illustration ot
the truth of the moss grown expression
that "one-half the world does not
know how the other half lives" than Is
r,unii to Hi discoveries made by e
number of census ageuts of this city
Occupations that were never known to
iii hava hecn unearthed by these
questioners, aud have given the stu
dents of odd Jobs and uuluu Hvell
hood food for much thought.
For Instance, a man's sole business
Is the making of nmustrositie, ue
turua out sea serpeuts and mermaids
as readily as the tailor cuts a pair of
One of the New York census takers
found a professional spanker. His ad
vertisement In a German paper saiu:
"Unruly and wayward boys disciplined
at parents' residences."
There was discovered close lo rort
Greene Tark, lu Brooklyn, a man
named Brenuet, with a sign reading:
"Cockroach killer to the United States
navy." The cockroach killer made hi
"reputation" when he removed twenty
one barrels of eoackroaches from the
old. wall sided Teusacola. Ho does It
with a sort of paste and Is au expert.
Another queer occupation discovered
1 conducted by a man who "call peo
ple." HI chief customer are those
who have to get up at unusually early
hour, such as bartenders, policemen,
motormen and the tike.
The woman whose business Is to col
lect corks, and who Is said to make $10
a day, Is another queer one ou the long
list of oddities. She gathers all the
whisky, champagne and mineral water
corks, through a number of employes,
and sells them to the firms that orig
inally cut them.
I Close to Bellevue Hospital la a wo
1 man who sell bottles. The poor who
EO tO Hie OlSprnsurj lur iurani
usually fall to take Iwttles along. The
fbottle woman" sells for 1 cent or 2
cents each glass bottle of all slse.
rnnirlnir from the hslf ounce vial to the
' one ble enough for the horse liniment.
Still another odd business Is that of
an East Side firm, which Is down In
the books as an "ejectment company."
The Arm does nothing except get rid
Up on Broadway, near fi'th street.
Is a man whose business It Is to bite
off dogs' tails. He says the animals
must be of au age at which their talis
are tender. He doesn't believe In a
knife, because every dog's tall ha a
worm in It, ami the only way to remove
It Is to bite the tall off.
A man named Kelly charges 2.50
for destroying bad trees, a-woman In
Harlem train college men for play,
three firms furnish cleau Jacket for
bartenders aud chnrge them from SO
cents to $1 per week. Even the women
on the East Side who make a business
of lighting fires on holidays are remem
bered ln the list-St. Louis Tost Dispatch.
Wlia fifteen children la the family. Henry Moore and wife of Monroe Falls,
Ohio utiige not to be lonesome. Aside from this tliey keep tolerably busy In
keeiiu( up the household 00 N.Ml a dy. How they do It Is one of the secret
of n.sMug both end iu-et. But they did It when there were seventeen children
In the hou-e su.l when the father earned osly s day. Mr. Moore wl
In a pter mill. He mixes the brown Pt t U rolled ami pressed Into sheets
end turned out as wrapping paper. Al present he gels l,f a day. Mr. Moor
h reduced economy to a science, Uiilil recently he only made six and one
third cent a day for each member of his fsmily. The children are all healthy
and Itappv, t, and according ,t the word of the father, get pleuty to eat. The
family eat three or four loare of bread t a meal. Coffee must be mail by
the gillon: soup hv the kettlefnl. end Urge ketile st thnt. The numlier of dishes
that sre used I alarming, snd to4ook st them woultj make lb everag hired girl
faint. ' ... 1
Fifteen !!vely children In one house at one time are disconcerting, a a general
proposition. The Moore are food of children, however, snd they have got used to
the stork' coming. They have been married iwenty four year and the obtest
child, Nora, I married and 23 years old. In their order, the children, IKAJf
and dead, are! Nora, 23 (married): Herlba, Sli Lmy. 2ti John, 11); Harry, Hi
Delia, HI: 111. H; Mend. 13: heffsney, Vi (desdi; Frank. It; Amy, 10; Chr
lev, B (desdi; Austin, ! Archie. H; Hogsr, 5; Kvallne, 4: Unwell, 3; Chester, I
(ded); ud the baby, 2 week old and aot yet named. Berate I sa adopted
The Moore home I a five-room frame house In the heart of Munrue alia.
Inside everything Is neat and clen, though the furnishing are modest, aa would
befit the home of a nmn who receive small wge. Mrs. Moor Is stout ami of
pleasant maimers. Hli has her hands full In looking after the children st night
to see If they sre all In and safe. It one urchin Is missing s search must be
made. It Is also hard work to see that Bone ot the little ones sneaks out surrep
titiously snd goes n.liliig. Kvrry child In the fsmily ha s life Insurance pulley
kept up by the father. Chicago Tribune.
THE Y0UNQE8T DUn nursi in,
California Has a ls Yr-()ld laye
f Willi Us.
There Is six-year old slayer of wild
game In California. His name Is Au.
tm otls, and bo can bring down a deer
with as clean aud pretty t shot a any
veteran hunter In the country. Ula
home Is In the wooded bill, about fif
teen miles back of Caxadero. ilo baa
lived among these hills all his tiro.
Until the other day Austin had bagged
uo game larger than rabbits ami squir
tela. Now, however, he li the mot
talked of youngster, In Ihe country, for
wound UaxaUeto are some of the finest
shut lu all the state. Ilavlug been re
fused permission to Join a bunting
party with his father, he shouldered
hi gun aud started by blmsetfrdowu
the creek, lie tell of hi adventure
"I was wishing awful hard that I
could see a deer," he said, "when
.11 . ni.l.l.iti nr I had ariine i
pi, '. , - 1
shout tii") yards along the creek, n
what should I see but a beauty of ,
deer with Its nose to Hie stream, tak-' M
log a drink. I bad followed the creek ;
on purpose, cauae I anew mi tieer
alwaya corns down toward night to
drink, but I could hardly believe that
Msy wish had come true so quick. I
stopped short and looked at him. 1
thought sure he would Jump Into the
brush before 1 could take Klin, but bo
THE FIRST TOUCH OP AUTUMN,
TORNADOES ARE TOO SLOW.
Kven a Western Crclono Could Not
Overtake! Ill Trelm
England seem to be taking the lead
of the United States lu the matter ot
developing the possibility of electrici
ty a a motive power on railway. The
suburb of Loudon are now reached by
Iboae doing bualuesa In the city by
means of electric railways that make
much faster time than those lu this
couutry and greater Improvements are
One of tho greatest of (hee new en
terprises I the construction of an elec
tric railway connecting the ell lea of
Liverpool and Manchester. A bill for It
Incorporation wa recently rejected by
the House of Commons, but the projec
tors are not discouraged and propose to
renew the effort for a franchise, aud In
the meantime are "educating tho peo
ple" on the subject of rapid transit.
The rejected bill authorised a Mr. Behr
lo construct a divided novelty In It
line. He hoped to achieve a new result
by the combination of old and well
known principles. What he promised
to do was to propel a train by means
ot electricity at the rate of at least a
hundred mile an hour. He selected for
his experiment the cities of Liverpool
snd Manchester locause they are stum
clently fsr apart to make the advan
(ages of a high speed obvious, and sum
elentlf close In their commercial rela
tlnnshln to nuke constsnt Intercourse
V e 1 ,
ailll . Wf,.Jir' 5'I"Wf s-e.m V ":J Is J Jit
WJ' - m-jar S1 1 iT20f9--T 1VN. ? 11 ' f IK III II
TWO WOMEN PICTURE-MAKER
They Wprented America) Wnsit la
Artistic Fbotoarapny as raria.
The work of American women In Of
tlstlc photography has beeo represent"
ed at Fsrli by two delegstes. both ot
whom are ably fitted by reason of tal
ent and artistic achievement, to speak
for the feminine exponents of the pro
fession, Mis Beatrice Tonnesen read
a puper before tbe International Con
gress of Photography at the Paris E-
position. Miss Tonuesen ls Western
girl, coming originally from Oshkosh,
Wisconsin, Her professional career
Is, however, Identified with Chicago,
and from a provincial girl, equipped
with the foundation of a thorough tech
nlcal knowledge of photography, she
bs become a well known business
woman of tho metropolis of the West,
with a thorough understanding of pho
tography a a On art.
Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, or
Washington, rend a paper before mo
International Congress of Photography,
her subject being "The Work of tho
Womeu of the United States la 1'bo-
tlon which charmed eery listener, no
espied a favorite cat coming into the
room. HI baud dropped ou the key,
he slid dowu from the bench aud ran to
pick up the eal aud fondle ber. It wa
as natural for him to play the organ
I - u la 1. .. stlttt
bu.i compose music - , . . . .... . ..,, ,lU
itf Wit) It I ' IHBI
didn't seem to besr me. Pup, my dog.
understood Just the same ss If he was
a man, Instead of a dog, and stood per
other child lo "play horse"
"ring around a rosy." When he was
coinxKlng his symphony dedicated to
the Qneeii of England, be remarked to
his sister, who wa standing near:
"Now. don't forget; remind me to give
the French horn plenty to do."
The notebook writ ten at this early
age I acrlbbled sometimes In pencil, at
other Ink has been used, but It great
value lies lu the proof that bis musical
gettlu ws so ripe almost from the
very beginning The original manu
script of the symphony I carefully pre
served lu the library of tbe British Mu
seum, but the noteMok wa lost for
more than UM year and brought lo
light only within the last few mouths.
Klm'trltltv Inlerterc with Hclem-e.
The observation of earth current at
Oreenwlch observatory have been
niiulo practically useless for several
year by the electric railway from
Storkwcll to l,omloii, modcru Instru
ments Mug so sensitive that Indica
tions of the current of thl railway
have been detected more than KK) mile
away. An early effect of the railway
led to a funny experience. The gener
ating statlou was visited by the mag
netic utertn(omlenl of the obsojva-
tall. I gues I'uu wa a excited a I
wss, but be had seuse aud dtdu't spoil,
things by barking. I lifted my rlffe,
but my baud aud arm shook and I
couldn't seem to see straight at all. I
wa pretty mtn h acared that the deer
would get away, sa I lifted the guu
again and took good aim, I remem
bered what papa always said about
holding the sight on the polut of the
deer's shoulder. Then 1 fired. Tbe
deer gave au awful big leap up In tho
air, theu ran. I goes he ran about
forty Jumps down the creek. My, you
ought to have seen Pup run after blm!
I dldu't know I bad shot him until Pup
caught up with him and he dropid. I
rau a fast a ever I could, and when I
saw he was dead I cut hi throat, 'cauae
thai') the way all huuter do. I like
deer-huutlng. A fellow doesn't want
to kill quail and rabbit aud blucjay
aud gopher aud chipmunk all tbe
time. I f you re deer-huutlng you ought
lo shoot through the heart. It bring
the game down quicker and It doesn't
hurt so much. That's what papa says,
and he knows."
Onl Keveii Yesr Old,
Welsh 10 I'ouiirt.
Green County. Ark., boast one of the
aeavlest girls In the United States for
her yesrs. She Is Klmar Spear and
age Is only 7. De-
spit this she
pounds. Her bight
Is 01 Inchest. El
ms r Is phenomen
ally strong and
can readily lift a
man weighing 2)0
pound aud carry
She enjoys excel
lent health aud
her mind Is a
bright as her body
I sbuorumlly de
veloped, if her
preseut rate of growth ami develop
ment Is maintained she will probably
be the largest aud heaviest wotimu In
an exploring expedition recently up one
of the rivers which now Into tbe Cougo
"One nlitht while we were In tamp
there came from the Jungle a youthful
voice crylug out to our boatman lu the
Vakoma tongue: "Halloa, Sangos! Do
you know on the Ubanqul the Yakouta
chief Dcmbasal of tbe village of Dl-
"Yes! we know him."
"Is be still living?"
"He was living when we left Ubar
"He Is my father. When yon see him
no your return, slute blm for me. Tell
him that bla son, now become a man
has uot much lo complain of In bla situ
Htlou, but that he longs for bis native
couutry. bis fsthers village aud his
friends. Tell them that I am a slave
-V3 , J. I
MISS BtATBICS TOMNISIJf.
tography." Ml Johnston may no
taken a the representative of tbe East,
although her reputation Is national
She ha made a study or photography
as a means of Illustration from an ar
tistic and mechanical standpoint. She
was the first photographer to give to
the world pholographa of the frescoes
In the Congressional Ultrary, navuig
laken them from the scaffolding. Site
ba photographed almost all the promt-
official ana social
SI MAX S"K A.,.
RUNS ONaVHUNOUEH MILKS
THE PAPAL DELEGATE.
MARRIAGES IN THE ARMY.
8trtng;cnt Regulation In Force in Per-
The restrictive conditions at present
In force with regard to the marriage of
officers of the Russian army, says a
writer lu the Brooklyn Cltlxen, forbid
this privilege under auy circumstance
In the case of officers uuder the age or
23. Between the ages or m ana a
years the dot of an officer's wife must
amouut to a sum representing the miul-
mum Income of 250 rubles yearly.
On comparison of these conditions
with those regulating the same ques
tion in other Europeun armies, It may
be noted that In the Austro-Huiigailau
army the number of officers authorized
to contract marriage Is limiteu ny n
fixed proportion assigned lo each
itiade. and. these totals being reached.
nil further marriages must be deferred
pending the occurrence of vacancies in
the married establishments.
The Italian army reguiatious, which
fix the Income of the fiancee at a mini
mum of from 1,200 to 2,000 lire, would
appear to be more rational In their
operation. Italian officers, however,
apply a somewhat liberal Interpreta
tion to this law, with the result that the
number of marriages occurring under
nctual provisions does not exceed more
than one-eighth of the total number,
seven-eighths of tho officer being uni
ted under the conditions of the re
ligious ceremony only, and thus expos
ing themselves to all the Inconveni
ences which attend a marriage not rec
ognized by civil law.
Similar disabilities would now np
.ar to be Incurred by the Russian of
ficers, and suggestions have been made
by tbe press in Russia that a general
revision of the law Is necessary. The
question Is assuming more Importance
from the fact that Russian officers,
renchlng a total of nearly 40,000, repre
sent one of the most Important classes
in the state.
Th line that Mr. Behr proposed was
to follow an approximately straight line
between the two cities without sny In
termediate station. Trains were to
succeed one another at ten-minute In
terval aud to accompllsu tne wnoie
distance In twenty minutes. The train,
it must bo explained, consisted oi ouiy
two carriages, eneli prevmeu wnn us
own motors, ln order to secure safety
at this enormous speed Mr. Behr adopt
ed tbe monorail system wuicn uss si-
rendy been used with advantage ror
steam-driven trains. In this system the
weight of the train Is borne upon a sin
gle rail, which 1 supported on trestles,
snd the train I kept from rocking by
mean of side rails, wliicti acta as
guides. The system wa tried experi
mentally at Brussels aud gave aatlsfac
tory, and on hi return to work the
tracings of his magnet showed a curb
ou deilectlon. which cdutluued day
after day. but only during the hour ot
his attendance, The Idea that he was
magnetized wa a startling one. Bui
one day he left hi umbrella at bom
and there was no disturbance, tho um
brella having been a permanent magnet
since the visit to the power statlou.
MOZART'S FIRST MUSIC
Hold and Weepy,
The boldness of wolves and coyotes
In tbe presence of limn Is well known.
"It Is uot uncommon," says the author
of "Adventures In Mexico," "for these
animals to gnaw the straps of a snddlo
on which your head Is reposing for
One night, says Mr. Buxton, when en
camped on nu iilNuent of the Platte, a
heavy snow-storm falling at the time,
lay down In
"Wife beatlug, which seems such
horrible aud repulsive thing lo Occiden
tal minds, If looked at from tbe Hin
doo standpoint becomes not ouly allow
able, but actually commendable," says
a missionary recently returned from In
dia. "The marriage are mad so
young that the wive are mere children.
If the muther-ln law I alive to look
after her daughter, well and good, but
If uot. the husband I apt to say: "Who
I to govern my wife If not IT' A na
tive who baa been converted waa told
that, a a Cbriatlnn, be could no longer
w hip his wife. He replied In some sur
prise that there was nothing else to be
done when hla wife got In one of her
'tautrums.' Tbe missionary promised
to try to calm ber If trouble should
again arise, aud was thanked again and
again for tbe 3'.-:ierous offer, Soon tbe
Hindoo came to bring word of another
'tantrum,' and the missionary Imme
diately went to the family abode. At
the door bo wa met by a volley of
chairs, pot, pana, etc., while within
could le beard the volco of the child
wife raised In wrath, He hesitated,
aud when pressed by his pupil to 'go
In and calm ber,' was obliged to ac
knowledge bis Inefficiency."
Archbishop Martlneltl a Man of Rare
Charm snd Tact, .
One of the most popular a well as
diplomatic representatives which the
Pope ha ever scut (o lhl couutry Is
Archbishop Martluelll. Although lead
ing a most secluded lire st the papal
legation at Washington, hi popularity
extend throughout Ihe United Slates.
Ha ws sent to America 111 1H1KI. lu
him are uuUcd the most lovable quail'
Ilea of Ihe I-atln race. Tactful aud pos
easing a knowledge of the tradition
of the people among whom he lives, he
Is ever careful against offending. The
Infinite tialna too. that he lakes In
small matters, his never falling amla
plllty aud unselfishness endear blm
both lo tbe people of his own church
sml those of other communion who
have Ihe privilege of knowing him.
Monslgnor Martluelll was educated at
Rome under Cardinal Seplaeel, of the
Angelica. Mug ordained aa a priest
March 4, 1871. He I a niemltcr of tho
Order at Kt. AllllUStlllO. to WUlCU III
Death Hate In Battle.
Of the fifteen decisive battles of tbe
world, tbe average death rate In the
last five of them (of which alone rell
ible statistics are preserved), was about
per cent, rouging from 20 per cent,
the British loss at Saratoga, to 47 per
rent, tho loas of the Swedes at Pultowa.
Of other reat battles It la difficult to
neut ncrsonnKe In
life lu Washington, from Mrs. McKln-
of the Satigo chief, and that he treats uy aud the ladles of the Cabinet down.
"How came you nereT" asaea tno
"My father, debtor to a Bongbou,
sold me to hla creditor eigtit times
twelve moon ago. From market to
market I have passed, through many
hand to finish here fifty moons ago.
You will give my message lo my peo
ple, will you notr ,
Taught How to Kindle Fires.
Up In Oregon they are teaching In the
mm IuI schools a uumher of simple
household duties, ror instance, one ot
these Is how to kindle a fire. Now. at
first blush. It would seem lo be trifling
with time lo teach a boy or girl how to
start a lire in a stove or ou a neann.
But a a matter of fact the mass of
children grow up without understand
ing thnt art. It requires a certain skill
and kuowledge, which it la found the
many do not have. Fire mismanage
ment by girls ha Itcen a prolific source
of woe. It. mean ih-cookcu ioim. wusie
of fuel, loss or lime and danger to lire
and property. But. then, why should
parent by neglect of home duty force
this new task upon even a special
He bad been tulking and talking and
talking and talking uutll the poor girl
was so tired and sleepy she dldu't
know whether It was this week or last
week or come next Sunday, and the
clock on the mantel was holding up Its
hands, either in pity or in protest, f i
nally It occurred to the young man that
an evening call iinu us limits, at iohsi
In a latitude where the nights were not
six months long.
Bless me," he exlaimed, starting np
suddenly, "It certainly must ue nine I
was golug home."
"Oh," she suld In a dared kino or a
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WaV I UlUSl ue n kuuu ui-ai miv-i iuuu
that"-letrolt Free Press.
A Japanese Auction.
A Japanese auction la a most solemn
affair. The public uo uoi can out tneir
bids, but write tneir names, logeiuer
ith tbe amount mey are wining to
Few Novels In Japan.
The Japanese do uot care much foi
novels. Among 27.0(H) new books print-
led last year only 402 were works or
When women talk of an "Ideal bus'
band," they mean one who believes It
hard work himself, but who thlnki
work in a woman la degrading.
So long as a woman Is not Interested
ln any man, she doesn't care so muck
tf told that she Is looking older.
Manuscript of the Composer's Youth
fat Iite Found In London.
The first notebook of Mozart, the
greatest of the world's composers, hn
been lately discovered In Loudon. It Is
published now for tho first time by the
Mosart society of Berlin. Mor.art was
one of the few Infant prodigies to real
ise the expectations of those who saw
aud heard him when a boy. The note
book just discovered contain compo
sitions written by him In 1704. while he
and bis elder sister were on a visit to
Ireland. The boy Mozart was then
only 4 years old, his sister 12, yet they
astonished the court ot ueorge in.,
and were the wonder of the duy lu
ij.ndon. Unfortunately for him, but
fortunately for the world, their father,
Leopold Mozart, was taken very 111, so
111. ln fact, that the least noise was un
beurnble, and for many days the piano
and organ remained Hosed. It was
luring this period of enforced inactivity
that llttlo Wolfgana wrote these
:barmlng compositions, and composed
a symphony dedicated to the Queen of
Kngland. The musical world has been
startled to find tbe wonderful maturity
jf these early compositions. The lover
of Mozart's music recognizes the touch
of that masterhnnd even in these sim
ple harmonies where lie many of the
themes developed later by ma more
The court and people might well
stund amazed at the boy who had to be
lifted upon the organ bench, yet played
tiny music placed before him or Impro
vised on any suggested theme. Many a
"iiluea went Into tbe pockets of hla en-
ternrlsliig manager and father for pt!
vate exhibitions of the genius of the
inrant composer. Lords and ladles be
sieged hla door, begging . that they
...lent nav their gold to hear the won-
,i..rf.,l child Improvise upon their
Stll, he was a very natural child In
other respects. It Is related that dru
lutf one of these private recitals, while
Mozart was ln the midst or a compost'
tlx the average death rate, thouirn It
my blanket, lifter first lllnT be CHtlmated at about 20 uer cent
heaping ou the fire n vast pilo of wood -.Ue thien rnUKe fro,,, o.n (the German
to burn till morning. I un Hednn In September, 1870), to 00
In the middle of the night I was . f veut tne British loss at bloody Al-
awakened by the excessive cold, and ,,u(ira a a matter of fact, things
turning toward the fire, which was g(nuj my n,,.h as they used to do,
burning bright, what was my astonish- Kftve ,bnt Ulfl daughter, when it doea
metit to see a largo gray wolf sitting 0l.,.ur niWaya comes more quickly. A
quietly before It, hi eyes chmed'and
bis head nodding In sheer drowsiness.
I looked nt him for some moment
without disturbing blm, and then
closed my eyes and went to sleep, leav
ing blm to the quiet enjoyment of the
HI But to Do.
It was u aristocratic bouse. The
welj-tralned butler had left, and the
newly engaged man, u Swede, was lu
process of breaking In. Cullers came,
uud he took the cards to his mistress In
hla uugloved hands, leaving the silver
card tiny resting quietly In the hall.
"When you bring things lu here, Swen-'
son," said she, "use the tray. It Is not
proper to bring them in your hands."
"Yans," he replied.
Mrs. H. Park had a new toy terrier.
The guests wished to see It, and she ,
sent for Swenson lo fetch It. Soon
there was n succession of staccato
yelps and whines. The door opened,
a very red-faced Swenson appeared
with the silver tray In bis left hand
and a tiny dog terrier held firmly down
on It with the other.
A Venerable I'looe of Furniture.
What Is probably tho most vcuerabie
piece of furniture In exlstciice Is uovv In
the British Museum. It Is tho throne
of Queen Hatsu, who reigned In the
Nile Valley some 1,W0 years before
There are lots of people who look af
If they had spent the day slttlug on a
wharf waiting ' for their ships to
If you missed punishment for your
sins, don't rejoice; It often happens
thnt a rooster's life Is spared, that ba
nav be saved for the pot another day
treat battle in which the quick-firing
guns can be brought Into effective uao
will probably Increase1 the death rate
largely, but that remains to be proved.
General statistics prove that since the
Trojan war, 8,000 years ago, not a sin
gle year has elapsed In which some war
has not caused the killing of a large
number of men, while It Is calculated
that all the world's wars are responsi
ble for the deaths of 14,000,000,000 of
human beings. Boston Traveler.
brother, Cardinal Martluelll, who
douned the habit In lStW, also belonged.
Shortly before his ordination, tbe mon
slgnor lived for some years In the Au
gustine community In Ireland, where
he became familiar with the English
language as It Is spoken by our Irish
and bla accent still suggests a
lu 1880 Archbishop Martlnclll was
elected to the post of prior general of
his order, and In 1895 was confirmed In
this office for a term of twelve years.
It is doubtful If anyone among tbe Au
gnstlnea Is more popular or more wide-
! Wov and none aurelv have a more
tlealirncd to Hla Fat.
The following story of a negro alave
la told by a French officer conducting
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
Discretion In the surrogate to with
hold commissions from an cxecmor
who has not given proper attention to
bl dutle Is held. In re Rutleilge (N. X.),
17 17. It. A. 721. not to be denied by tne
rode provision that the surrogate "must
illow to him" certain commission for
A statute making It unlawful to per
mit the escape of natural gas Into the .
;peu air from a well for longer than
two days after It la constructed Is held,
n Stale vs. Ohio Oil Company (lnd.),
17 L. R. A. C27, to bo constitutional and
i declslou to the same effect Is render
Mi by the United States Supreme Court
in 177 U. 8. 100. 4-1 L. ed.
Setting of a back fire without negll
deuce by one whose property Is threat
ened with Imminent destruction by fire
Is held, lu Owen vs. Cook (N. D.l, 47 L.
R. A. tun. not to make the owner liable
for the destruction or tne property ui
auother person In case his acts add or
contribute to its destruction, oui tne
fire from which he seeks to protect hltn
lelf will be considered as tbe direct and
proximate cause of the lose.
An einloslon of' gas in a aweuing
supplied by a low-pressure Hue. caused
by connecting tnerewitn a uisii-pr-iiire
Hue. leaving tbe gas uncontrolled
by tbe regulator. Is held, In McKeuna
vs. Brldgewater Gas Company (Fa.), 47
U R. A. 700. not to make tne gas com
pany liable, in the absence of negll
jeuce on Its pnrt. where the couuectlon
was blunderingly made by an employe
ir another gas company wlm was A
trespasser In so doing.
Damages to property for which com
pensation must be made uuder a con
itltutlonal provision that property shall
aot be taken or "damaged" for public
purposes without Just and adequate
jompensatton la held, In Austin vs.
Augusta Terminal Railroad Company
(Ga.), 47 L. R. A. 755, In which the af
fair Is elaborately discussed, to be lim
ited to such damages as result from
umie Dhvslcal Interference with the
nav on slips of paper and put them In property or with a right or use appur-
1 . ..........I .1 u . I ...,nl In Ihm
a box. These are ioonei uirmixu, umi
the article awarded to tne person woo
has made the biggest offer.
' A Had Situation.
"Travel lu the Swiss Alps Is danger
ous." "Yes, It Is; I climbed all over the
whole place once, and dldu't meet a
man who could understand that I
wanted to borrow a dollar."
More than 1,000,000 people are treat- through his nostrils.
teuant thereto, and not to extend to tne
diminution in the market value or prop
rty caused by the noise, smoke and
cinders made by operating the railroad.
HE EATS WITHOUT A MOUTH.
Poat-Naaal Feeding a Practice! on a
John Fackenstock, the 7-year-old pa
tient at the Eastern District Hospital,
Williamsburg, Is taking bis meals, as
he has been doing ror several days,
The boy, whose
ed in the hospitals or
rcople never sympathize with a
Wife's devotion when she calls her bus
band "darling" If bis collar Is soiled
and he needs cleaning up.
Ireland has the roost equable climate
of any country In Europe.
parents live at (10 Seigel street, wa
kicked ln the mouth by a horse, hi
teeth knocked out and his mouth so
injured that he could not take food In
the ordinary way, says the New York
World. Science stepped ln where na-
RELATIVE SIZE OF THE CELESTIAL EHP1RE.
CleanlnR Railway Car.
The cost of ordinary cleaning In a
railway passenger car after an average
rUu of 150 miles Is 18 cents per day,
and cars on leading lines are cleaned
once only In six or eight days more
thoroughly, at a cost of about $1.50 pot
car. Two, ot three times a year they
me cleaned In the shops at an ex pens'
of $10. Cleaners are paid at the rate
of ViVt cents per hour.
New Vorlt Doesn't Furnish Speakers
There baa not been a New York
.aker ln the House of Representa-
i. for seventy-five years. The last
eW York member to hold that office
WB John Taylor, who served from
ia..r. 1827. There have been Demo
cratic speakers from other States since
the close of the war-Indiana, Pennsyl
vania, Kentucky and Georgia. Kansas
Earliest Sea Fighu.
The earliest authenticated sea fight
is said to have been that between the
Corinthians and tbe Corcyreans, ln
iwnlcb tho former conquered-604 B. C.
' you don't know what real work I
like unless you have been a drug clerk
at some period of four existence.
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SUnTITUTB FOR A MOUTH.
Area (miles). Popnlstlon.
!!!!!! ...i,84u,ooo 275,000,000
wi.lnn i nMinranv. the
The above map show, at a glance, w an ltrwU
relative areas of China, Canada, Australia " . ----- fa, k
snd Russia, Europe will toX Yfi
background 01 Aiisirana. - ,onf. 0f China. The
irla nee. with an
diagram and the figure, attached give some Idea of the v.stae. of tne Ancient
ture failed, and his life has since been
mstalned by tbe method known as post
basal reeding, or by forcing food Into
the stomach by passing a tube through
the nose Into tbe esophagus.
The apparatus consists of a piece of
small rubber tubing, about fifteen Inch
es long, to one end of which Is attached
a hard-rubber funuel. The liquid rood
Is poured Into the runnel, the tube la
ptissed down tne nosirti to me esopna
gus and thus the food Is passed Into the
stomach. It is rather a hard way of
eating for a healthy boy, but young
Fackenstock is thriving on it, ana u no
unlooked-for relapse happens until his
mouth shall benl he will soon be all
right again. ,
East Indian Schools.
In East Indian schools mental arith
metic la a vastly more serious matter
than It Is In tbe schools of this country.
Catch questions are numerous, and pu
pUs of ten years are taught to carry the
oultlpllcatlon table up to 40 times 40,