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1 n CHAPTER IV.-tContlnued.)
With the utmost car KM arranged her
long curls, and then, tying over her black
dres th only whit apron which ah
possessed, ah trled (or Mr. Camp
bell's. Th reaciubtano Wwii herelf
nl Ell Campbell waa ludeed so atrlk
tng tht but for th tire th mother
might easily hav believed it to hav been
her own child. A it was. ah atarted up
when th little girl appeared, and, draw
ing her to her aide, luvoluntarlly klaaed
her; then, causing her to lt down by her
UIs sh minutely examined ber tea-
tore, questioning her meautime concern
ing hor mother and her bom in Fug I aud.
Or th latter Kiln could only toll her that
they llvod In a city, and that hor mother
had one taken her to a large, handsome
house In tho country, which alio said waa
her old home.
From thin Mr. Campbell Inferred that
Klla'a family must hare been superior
to mot of th English who emigrate to
thla country, and after a few more ques
tions she decided to tak her for a tiin
at least; ao with another klsa ahe dismiss
ed her, telling her ahe would wmt for
her soon. Meautime arrangement were
making for Mary and Alice, aud on the
aatue day in which Mra. Campbell waa
to rail tor Klla Mr, Knight, ona of the
"elect men, whose business It waa to
look after th town'a poor, alao came to
th cottage. After learning that Klla
waa provided for, he turned to Mary,
it a.. .I, - . t ... L - . I. ..
asking, now oiq ait wax, ami wni bow
could do," aaylng that hia wife waa iu
want of Just auch a girl to do "chorea,"
and if ah waa willing to be aeparated
from Alien ha would giv her a bom with
But Mary only hugged her alster closer
to her boaom aa ah replied, "I'd rather
go with Alice. I promised mother to
tak car of her."
' "Very well." aald th man. "I'm going
to North Chleopee, but hull be back in
two bourn, ao yon muat bar your things
all ready,"
"Don't cry ao, Mary." whispered Billy,
when h- aaw bow fast her teara wer
falling. "I'll com to ae you very week,
and when ! am olderand hat money, I
will tak you from the poorbouse, and
Alice, too."
Just then Mra. CampbeH'a carriage
drove up. Sh bad been taking ber after
noon ride, and now, on her way borne,
had atopped for Klla, who in her delight
at going with ao handsome a womau, for
got the dreary horn which awaited ber
sister. While she waa getting ready
Mr. Knight returned, and, driving hi
old-fashioned yellow wagon up by the
aide of Mrs. Campbeira stylish carriage,
he entered the house, aayiug, "Come, gal.
you're ready, I hope. The old mare don't
want to staud, aud I'm in a despin hur
ry, too, i ort to tie to hum this mhinte,
instead of driving over that stony Part
upog road. I hope you don't mean to
carry that ar' thing," he continued, point
ing with hia whip toward Alice' cradle,
which stood near Mary's box of clothe.
The teara came into Mary'a eyes, and
ah answered, "Alic baa alwaya slept
in it, and I didu't know but "
Hero ah atopped and, running np to
Ells, bid her face in her lap aud sobbed,
"I don't want to go. Oli! I don't want
to go; can't I atay with jon?' '
Billy's yellow handkerchief waa sud
denly brought into requisition, ami Mra.
Bender, who, with all her Imaginary
aches aud pains, waa a kind-hearted
womun, made vigorous attacks upou bcr
snuffbox, while Mra. Campbell patted
Mary'a head, saying. "Poor child, I can't
take you both, but you shall see your sis
ter often."
Ella waa too much pleased with Mrs.
Campbell and th thoughts of the One
home to which she was going to weep,
but her chin quivered when Mary held
up the baby for her to kiss, and aald,
"Perhaps you will uevef aee little Allie
When all was ready Mr. Knight walk
ed around his wagon, and, after trying
to adjust the numerous article it run
.f .!.... i .,
taint-ii, vino. uuui iw-r now ill I lie
world I ran carry that cradle; my wagon
la chuck full now. Here is a casw of
shoes for the gala to stitch, and a plller
case of flour for Miss Smith, aud forty
'letea other traps, so I guess you'll have
to leave It. Mebliy you ran find one
there, aud if not, why, she'll aoon get
used to going without it."
Before Mary could reply Billy whisper
ed iu her ear, "Never mind, Mitry; ymt
know that little cart that 1 draw moth
er's wood in; the cradle will just tit It,
and to-morrow afternoon I'll bring it to
you, if It doesn't rain."
Mary knew that be meant what he
said, and, smiling on hi in through her
tears, climbed Into tbw rickety wagon,
which was minus a step, aud, taking
Alice into her arms, she waa soon moving
away. In striking contrast to this Ella,
about five minutes afterward, waa care
fully lifted into Mr. CampbeH'a hand
some carriage, and reclining upon aoft
cushions was driven rapidly toward her
new home.
Will their patha In lire always continue
thus different? Who can tell?
How long and tlreaome that ride waa,
with no one for a companion except Mr.
Knight, who, though a kind-hearted man
knew nothing about making himself
agreeable to little girls, ao be remained
perfectly taciturn. Alice aoon fell asleep,
and though th little arms which held
ber ached aadly, there was no complaint.
Only Mary'a teara gushed forth, and
falling upon the baby face awoke ber.
Her nap waa not half out, and setting up
a loud cry abe continued screaming un
til they drove np to the rery door of the
"For the land'a sake," said Mr. Knight,
a he helped Mary from the wagon,
"what a racket; can't yon contrive to
atop it? you'll have Sal Furbush in your
hair, for ahe don't like a noise."
Mary glanced nervously round In quest
of the goblin Sal, but ahe aaw nothing
aave an Idiotic face with bushy, tangled
hair, and nose flattened against the win
dow pane. In terror Mary clung to Mr.
Knight, and whispered, aa ahe pointed
toward the figure, which was now laugh
ing hideously:. "What is It? Are there
many sucn bere t
"Don't be afeerd," aald Mr. Knight;
"that's nobody but foolish Patsy; ahe
never hurt anybody In her life. Come,
now, let me show you to the overseer."
And he led her toward the red-whiskered
man, who stood iu the door.
"Here, Parker," aald he, "I've brought
them children I waa tellln' you about.
You've room for 'em, I a'pose?"
"Why, ye-es, we can work It ao'a to
make room."
They now entered the kitchen. Mary
was very tired with holding Alice so
long, and, alnking into a chair near the
window, ahe would have cried; but thpre
waa a tightness in ber throat, and a pres
sure about her head and eyes which kept
the tears from flowing. Hhe pressed ber
hands tightly and aald, "Ob, I hope I
shan't fulnt."
"To be sure you won't," said a loud,
harsh voice, and instantly large drops of
water were throwu in her face, while
.the. same voice continued: "You don't
have such spells often, I hope, for Lord
knows I don't want any more titty ones
"No, ma'am," aald Mary, meekly; and
looking up, she saw before her a tall,
square-backed, masculine looking wom
an, who wore a very short dreu, and a
Very high-crowned cap, fastened under
her chin with bows 0f sky blue rlbboa.
. Mary secretly hoped ahe would not prove
, to N Mra. Parker, the wife of the over-
aeer. Mi waa aooti relieved of tier rear
by the overseer himself, who said, "Polly,
I don't aee any other way but you'll bar
to tak these children Into th room next
to yourn. The baby worries a good deal,
aud auch things trouble my wife, now
ahe'a alck."
The pcrsou addressed a "Polly" gav
her shoulders an angry jerk, and stick
lug the pin ou the waist of her dreaa,
replied, "So, I a'pose It's no matter If
I'm kept awake all night, and worried
to death. But I guesa you'd Hud there'd
be queer doiu'e here if I should bo taken
away. I wish the British would atay to
bum, and uot lug their young ones ber
for us to tak car of. Come, child, I
will allow you wher you ar going to
sleep;" at th asm time ah caught up
Alice, who, not liking her handling, kick
ed ao vigorously that she waa eoou drop
ped, Polly remarking that "ah waa
mighty strong tu her leg for a alck
After passing up a dark atalrway they
came to door, which opened under the
garret stairs, and Mary waa startled by
a vole which seemed to b almost over
ber bead, aud which, between a aneer
aud hiss, called out, "See wher the
Immaculate Misa Grundy comes!" Mary
sprang In torror to Pully'a aide.
"Oh, what ia It?" ah aald. "la It
"Patsy!" waa th tart reply. " (the nee
er I aaury like that. If Sal Furbush."'
Mary asked who Hal Furbush waa,
and waa told ahe waa one of the poor
Insan Inmate. Sue subsequently learn
ed that Sal waa perfectly hartuleaa, and
atruck up quit friendship with ber.
At present Mary followed her guide until
they came to longer and lighter hall,
or "spaceway," aa it ia frequently called
In New Kuglnnd. On each able of this
there were door opening Into small sleep
ing rooms, aud Into ou of these Polly
led her companion, saying, aa she did ao,
"Thla ia your room, and Ij'a a great fa
vor to you to be ao near me. But mlud,
that child mustn't cry and keep me
awake nights, for It she docs, maybe
you'll have to move into that other apace,
where w heard the laugh."
Mary thought she would rather do any
thing than that. She also felt a gtvat
curiosity to kuow who ber companion
was, so she at last ventured to ask, "Do
you live here, Miss Polly?"
L "Why, yes. I'm ataylug here for
spell uow; kind of seeing thing. My
nam Isn't Polly. It's Mary Grundy, anil
somehow folks have got to nicknaming
me Polly, but It'll look more mannerly
iu you to call me Mrs. timidly; but what
am I thinking of? The folks niiist bare
their supper."
That night Alice, who missed her cra
dle, waa uuusually resile, and Mary,
remembering Mr. (Irundy'a threat, car
ried her in her arm until after midnight.
Then, without uudresitlug, she threw her
self upon the bed, and for the first time
In many week dreamed of George and
hia parting promise to see her again. The
next morning when she awoke, the c-totida
were pouring rain. "Billy won't route
to-day," was her first thought, so l,
throwing herself upon the floor, she burst
Into tears, wlolilng, as she had oioe
done before, that she hud died with bcr
In the midst of ber grti-r the door was
pushed hastily open, and Mrs. (irundy'a
tiara voice exclaimed, "Mali, ao you are
up at .ast, hey? I didn't know but you
was golu' to take it upon you to sleep
over, but that don't answer here. Do you
think we's golu' to support you iu Idlo
Ocas?" Here, touched perhaps by the pale,
tearful face, uplifted to hers, Mrs, (irun
dy'a voice softened, and in a milder tone
she added, "We won't mind about it, see
in' it's the first morning; but, come
you must be hungry by this time."
Mary glanced at Alice. She was sleep
ing sweetly, and, though there seemed to
lie no reason, she still lingered.
"What are yon waiting for?" asked
Mrs. (iriiuly, aud Mary, with some hesi
tatiou. n ui we red, " haven't said my
prayers yet."
A change passed suddenly over Mra
(ii unity's faee, and she turned awny
wlthuut a word. When she was gone
Mary fell on her knees, au I though the
wonls she tittered were addressed more
to ber mother than to (lod, she felt com
forted, an I, rising up, started for the
kitchen. It was a motley group which
she found assembled around the break
fast tahle, and us she entered tho room
a ninn called L'nele Peter smiled on her,
saying, "Come here, little daughter, and
let me touch you with the top of my
fourth finger."
About noon the clouds broke away,
while here and there a patch of bright
blue aky whs to be seen. But tho roads
were so muddy that Mary had no hope
of Billy's coming, and this it was, per
haps, which made the dinner dishes ao
hard to wash, and which made her cry
when told that nil the knives and forks
must be scoured, the teakettle wiped and
set with its nose north, In what Mr.
fJrundy called the "Pout Hole," and
which proved proved to be a place under
the stairs, where pots, kettles and iron
ware generally were kept.
Alt things hare an end, and so did the
scoiirjng, in spite of Mary'a fears to the
contrary, and then watching a time when
Mrs. Urundy did not aee her, ahe stole
away upstairs. Taking Alice on her lap,
she sat down by the open window where
the damp air cooled and moistened ber
flushed face. The rain waa over, aud
acroaa the meadow the aun waa ahlDing
through the tall trees, making the drops
of water which hung upon the leavea
sparkle and flash in the sunlight like ao
many tiny rainbows. Mary watched them
for a time, anil then looking Into the
road, ahe aaw directly oppoalto the house
Billy Bender and with him Alice'a cradle.
In a moment Mary'a arms were thrown
around hia neck a tightly as if ah
thought he had tho power and waa come
to take her away.
"Oh, Billy, Billy," aald abe. "I waa
afraid you would not come, aud It made
me ao unhappy."
Aa Billy released her he waa startled
at hearing some one call out, "Bravo!
That, I conclude, Is a country hug. I
hope she won't try It on me!"
Turning about he aaw before him a
white-faced boy, nearly of bis own ago,
whose dress and appearance indicated
that be belonged to n higher grade, as far
as wealth was concerned.' It waa Henry
Lincoln, notorious both for pride and In
solence. Billy, wdio bud worked for Mr.
Lincoln, had been insulted by Henry
ninny a time, and uow ho longed to
avenge It, but native politeness taught
him that In the presence of Mary 'twould
not be proper, ao without a word to Hen
ry be whispered to the little girl, "That
fellow lives near here, and if ha ever
gives you trouble just let mo know,"
"Kissed her then, didn't you?" sneer
Ingly asked Henry, rctreuting at the same
time, for there was something In Billy's
eyes which be feu red,
"Come Into the house," snld Mary,
"where he can't see its," and leading tho
way she conducted hi in tjp to her owu
room, where there was no fear or being
Alice was first carefully fixed In her
cradle, and then kneeling down at Billy's
aide, and laying her arms across hia lap,
Mary told him of everything which bid
happened, aad finished by aaktnfc "fcow
long ah muat atay her?"
Had Kilt turn been aa lg bis
heart, that question would have easily
been answered, Now h could only ahake
hia head la reply, while Mary next lik
ed if h bad aero Klla.
"I hav uot seen her," returned be, "bill
I'v heard that rainy aa It was thi morn
ing, Mra. Campbell' maid waa out elect
ing muslin and jaconets for her. and
they say aba la uot to wear black, aa Mra,
Campbell think her too young."
Mary did not apeak for aom time, but
her head dropped ou Bllly'a knee, and
he seemed to b Intently tbluklug. At
last, brushing aald the hair which bad
fallen over her forehead, Hilly aald;
"What ar you thluklng about T'
"I waa wondering If Klla wouldn't for
got me aud Alice now ahe la rich and go
ing to be a lady."
Billy bad thought the aame thing, aud
lifting th tlttl girl la hia lap, he replied;
"If ahe doe, I never will;" and then b
told her agalu bow when he waa elder
and had money he would tak ber froui
the poorbouse and aend her to school, and
that she should some time be a much of
a lady aa Klla,
(To be continued.
Falr-MInd I MaArnnlvtlv 1 1
CircHiMsUntUt Kvlilenre,
"At to circumstantial evidence, It
queer thing," aald the umu In the
brown milt. "Five or six year ago I
waa Iu town Iu Indiana for ulgbl
when a bank waa roblxtl. Next morn
ing I wua artvated aa au accomplice, It
being contended that I waa eoeu Idling
In front of the bank and evidently act
ing aa sentinel for those, wit bin. Three
different Mraotia Identified me a the
man and the fourth rlalnied to have
aec-ti uie enter the hotel at a late hour
by way of a abed aud a window. I
waa locked up for examination, with a
chance of thing going bard with uio,
when evidence began to come forward
on my able. The landlord asserted and
a wore that I waa alttlng In the ottlce at
10 o'clock p. m. Two servants swore tu
seeing inc go to my room halt an hour
Inter. A man having rooms oiHmlte
the hotel swore that be aaw me amok
lug at my window at midnight. A guest
of Uie hotel who bad a room next to
mine swore that my snores dlatiirlHd
blui from midnight till 2 o'clock and
that be beard me turn over Iu bed at
X and ao I waa honorably discharged
from custody."
"Hut a limit It'a Mug queer?" waa
"Why, all th mhiI ou both aide
were mistaken. I waa uot outside the
bauk at the time mentioned and neither
waa I In the hotel."
"But you wet aomewbere,"
"Oil, of course, l ad la I got mastic)
on the lundlord'a daughter and we ant
up all ulgbt on a Imbiiiiy and aiuiwe
bands and talked love and looked at
the moonlight and elnppwl inomiultoes.
Yea. air, sat there all ulgbt like a cmiplc
ofldlots. and though I declared I would
die for ber and abe said ahe ouly want
ed me and a humble cottage ahe waa
married to a red beaded butcher within
a year and I waa sued by a anub iuwmhI
widow for breach of promise. I waa
almply observing, you know, that Hr
cuinstnntlal evldem-e I a queer thing,
and I wish to add that a juryman
shouldn't be Influenced too much by
It."-Washington Post.
The I,u klrl Man.
They call him lucky who
Ha wealth in groaning heaps -
Whoso ships are balled from many
Whose n-minl stand U-fore the door
To guard him when he sleeps.
They cull hint lucky who
Has won a deathless name
Who, w licit he proudly rides along
Iu gildeil trapping, handsome, strong.
Kvokes the crowd's acclaim.
They call hint lucky who
With wildly tumbled hair
An I great emotion In-hla heart,
Close to hi Ihsmiiu pinions Art
And firmly ao'ds her there.
But luckiest of them all
Is he that goes, at night,
Headlong, to one nltbiii wtose eye
lieu-ard for all bis lolling lie--
Who loves with all hi might,
-Chicago Tlmes llerald.
Chasing a Hear.
Any one who bus seen a benr walk
kuowa bow slowly be awing to move,
mid bla run la a sliulllliig. lumbering
gull I hut la cotnlcnl fo witness, unless
bo happens to be running after you.
But n bcitr move pretty fast, notwith
standing appearances, and the grlxxly,
which looks to bo clumsier than the
brown or black bear, enn rover ground
fnster limn the average saddle borne.
A Pbllndelpbln exchange prints thla
atory of an. Arizona abec-u-raurlior:
lie waa riding In the foot-hills when
bo aaw a big, awkward allvertlp. He
bad a rlile, but w aa nut certain he could
kill the bear at one shot, and knew that
ho would get Into trouble If bo missed.
So bo gave a regular cowboy yell, and
the bear atnrted away In alarm. The
mail gave chase, at the aame time
keeping up the piercing yell, ami he
aoon noticed that the grizzly waa get
ting farther away. Hu continued the
chase for nearly two nillew, until the
bear disappeared In the nioiintuliia,
and be bad not gnlncd a foot.
In going back along the trail, ho notic
ed ulacra where the bear had made
Jumpa of fifteen or twenty feet, aud the
ground had been out up by bis claws ao
that It looked aa If t barrow hnd been
run over It. It la evident that a ttinii
would have no show running a foot
rnec with a
Assure ) nf a I.onaj Ll'e.
Mra. Knowlt 8o you are engaged to
Mlaa Sweetly? I do not wish to dis
courage you, but I understand that
abe baa aald alio has absolutely no
wlah to know how to cook.
Mr, Wise That' right; I propoaed
as aoon a I beurd It. Baltimore Amer
ica n.
Flrat American Paper Money.
Tho flrat paper money uhwI Iu thla
country was Issued by Pennsylvania In
1723. In tho early part of that year
15,000 wua laaued on the credit of the
colony, and a few months later 10,000
more followed.
Open Confession.
"I was awfully glad to receive your
letter stating that you had repented.
But why did you send It uuaeulwl?"
"Becauae they say an 'open confea
alon la good for the soul.' "Philadel
phia North American,
"Barlow Is rather cloae, Isn't be?"
"Close? He's stingy. Ho lets the
students In the barbers' college shave
him and cut bla hair, In order to aave
Halt in London.
London cotiHiitiica eleven tons of suit
dully. .
There Is no distinction of parts of
speech In the Chinese language, aud no
recognition of the principle of luflec
Olre a grateful man more tlinn be
WHEN Presidential train
atarta on a long Journey aeroa
the continent, much more la In
volved than appears on the surface. Iu
the load which auch a train carries Is
Involved the possible safety and Ibe
welfare of the nation, and It Is literally
the chief bualneaa of thousands of meu,
while the tr.iln la on the road, to aee
that It passea In safety and without de
lays or Inconvenience of any klud,
Before the route of a presidential
train I finally settled upon there I In-
tens rivalry among
Ibe represcuiittlvea
of competing rail
roads to secure It as
a o advertisement
for their lluea. Once
the route la flaed
the sueceaaful rail
road oftlclala begin
a season of nerve
racking strain and
anxiety, which does
uot cease until the
tralu with Its pre-
clou freight I delivered an My
the hands of the company the lluea of
which form the next link Iu the Jour
uey.' In th flrst place, every division
superintendent, and practically ev
ery employe of the iu da over
which the Presidential tradi passed
waa notified days In advance of
Ka coming. Th ex
act tultiui of 114
departure and a
carefully arranged
schedule of Its ar
rival and departure
from every station
ou th line was sent
out to every at a turn
agent and section
band, Begiunlng
several hour be
fore Ibe train waa
due every foot of
VM rlU'f assist
th tra-k waa carefully patrolled by
keen-eyed men, who felt the respunab
blllty which reated upou them. If
Prealdettt McKlnley bad aat up Iu the
observation car attached to the train
be might have emu at Interval of a
few mlnutea and all night long the yel
low lights of thelanteruaoftbesleeple
0-rn sentinels who were
' "-y-J ,0 fuard bla aafety
H., Muniirg um run-
lenience. Practl
rally It might al
most tm said that
the tralu passed be
tween two Hues of
watchmen, so close
were they together
aud so careful was
their watch,
srvocasv r main Nor does nillmitd
vigilance stop there. Thai, in fact, la
only the beginning. All day aud all
olgbt long a pilot engine run little
In advance of the Presidential train to
make aure that nothing baa been over
looked which could by any human sta-
wr Orr Riat ftrkrsii a tr
OaaTbrl la a Oravvart.
The moat remarkable hotel Iu the
world la that situated Iu the Parisian
sewer, almost Immediately beneath
tbe Madeline Church, aud which la pat
ronised exclusively by tbe municipal
Kutrance to It can ouly be had dry
hod at certain hour. At all other times
a boat has to be employed. The Interior
la alngularly neat and clean, despite tin
nolaomene of tbe surroundings, and
between 00 and 70 breakfasts and din
ner are aerved therein dully. There
are alao provided three beda for the
use of the night watchmen who pnlrol
tbe great main drain which runs tun
nel-wlae beneath tbe gay city. The
hotel conatltule a sort of annex to
thla monster drain pine, and has been
excavated, at Infinite In bcr, out of the
aolld limestone rock which here constl
lutes Paris foundation.
Tbe exact antithesis to this subter
ranean place of entertainment Is the
Hotel Saval, located In the Chang-la, a
paaa In Ladnk, or Western Thibet This
la tbe highest hotel In the world. The
building Is over 10.000 feet above the
level of the sea. Tbe extreme height
of tbe pass Is 18,318 feet.
There Is t least one hotel In Ibe
world which Is built In a graveyard,
and this hotel, which Is one of the
largest In Central America, and by fur
tbe largest In Belize. Honduras, la sur
rounded by tombstones. As this old
and abandoned cemetery was located In
tbe center of Ibe town, and afforded
an excellent site for a hotel, the nccca-m-i
iM.rmlHHlon was obtained from tlin
authorities, and In less tiinn a yenr a
large and handsome building wns erect
ed. In digging tbe foundations hun
dreds of skulls were discovered, all of
which were carefully collected mid In
terred In the new cemetery. .The botel
possesses a room In which service Is
conducted by a locnl preacher every
Mack Repents Upon Mow Old Hot
Does It Work.
Probably no where on earth Is the
sun kept more constantly down to
more grinding dally toll for the bcnelK
of mankind, for which be was created,
than In Gloucester Through tho
whole year, on every pleustint day, he
Is drying Dsn on the flukes. There la
nothing which takes more skill In the
business than this curing of the fish.
Winter and summer, without thermo
meter or any definite appliances, the
curer must watch and anticipate the
mnd Jumps of our New England weath
er, and provide against tlicin. No cook
can wntcb an oven so closely ua'thls
man. He Is a chef with fiO.OOO pqnmls
of meat to watch, and a slip of a quart
er of an hour may mean a thousand
dollars' loss.
The chief dangera are cooking or
burning In the summer and freezing
In the winter. To provide ngnlnkt the
first, the flsu flakes are protcctdd all
the summer through with white canvas
awnings to protect them from the beat
of tbe sun. Even With these It Is Im
possible to put the flsh out on -very
hot days. When the fish are burned It
can be told by merely feeling of1 the
backa of tbe flab underneath; they have
become cooked aud sticky wltlj the
heat. This means that tbe meat pf the
ftsa will flake off when they are being
albllliy endanger Its safely, Close be
hind th Presidential tralu Is usually
aent a second en
gine, ao that It Is
cloaely guarded be
fore, behind, aud on
both sides. SHU
other precaution
are taken, livery
station agent Is no
tified that on the
night or day when
tbe train bearing
the President la to
paaa Ills station be
must be continuous- 'T'"" T"""
ly on duly. He may not leave the re
sponsibility in bla suhordliialea. He
must personally attend to 'he arrange
ment of tho proper signals and aee to It
with his own eyea that everything pos
sible la done to forward the train wltb
speed and safety. It may pas bla lit
tle station si sixty tulles su hour, but
be must stay on duty and watch and
wait until It flashes by Iu the night,
aud, with a sigh of relief, he can call up
tbe next station ou Ibe wire and au
limine that tbe President's trsln ha
gone by, and tbe weight has been lift
ed from hia shoulder.
When a train tarrying a King or an
Kinpemr haves ou of Ibe great capl
tala of Kuropsi It Is always possible t:i
atop every other wheel on the lino and
leave I he track perfectly free for tbe
passage of the Imperial special. But III
tbe fulled Ktatea the railroad manager
has also (he problem of running the
regular passenger tralu oud keeping
freight trains moving with aa little de
lay a possible. This greatly compli
cate the problem. Aa a matter of fact
few freight tralna run on tbe regular
acbedulea when tbe Presidential train
la moving Its wheels, aud Ibe Traftlc
Manager ha trouble of his owu for a
day or two after It ha passed, Kvery
Iraln dispatcher on each division kuows
that the special baa passed for several
day by the complaints which come la
from shipper of perishable gisHls, even
If nlttclkl notice were lacking. It is bl
bard task to see that everybody Is kept
satisfied, eveii while tbe demands of
tbe Presidential train are compiled
with. It safe to say that trattlc will
lie entirely upset on every road which
ta traversed by tbe train for at least
forty-eight hours.
These aame train dispatchers ami
their assistants have In charge the dlttl
cult task of keeping the President aud
bla movable Ciildnet In constant com
munication with Washington. Tele
grams In the obscure Presidential ci
pher may be thrown from tbe train at
the most otit-of the-way station and
there must alwaya lie on duly there a
man capable of handling the wurk In
an Intelligent way. A mlstako made
by a night operator at Fpoduuk might
possibly result Iu an International dllll-
ctilty, Tlu' responsibility which every
man connected with one of the roads
over which the train passes may there
fore be Imagined.
skinned, and will not bold together In
Ibe various proocosaes of preparing.
I'rer.lng the fish often occurs In tbe
winter. If the day are too cold, and
tbe trouble from this Is that they wtU
st-em to be dry, when In reality they
are, and will be found to be
moist when put Into the storeroom.
When the fish Is really cured the ex
pert can tell It from Its appearance,
principally from tbe small crystals of
salt on Its surface. It must be dried
Juat right, and It la often ncceaanry to
hurry It off the Hake to get it In the
sbml In time. For Ibe Culled Stalei
trade a llwli which Is somewhat moist
Is prepared. For tbe old West Indies
trndo It la necessary to have tho fish
hard and dry for preservation In the
tropics." Fast (ilonccater (Mass.) Cor
respondent's Boston Transcript.
Hussl I llnilttiiia; snip.
In case of war au efllcleut merchant
marine Is a moat Important aid to a
untlou, and Uttssla la working bnrd to
Increase her stock of commercial ves
sels, with the result Hint within the
Inst few years a remarkable develop
ment has been shown. Not long ago
all she had of a merchant fleet was a
few steamers and about 200 Plnulah
salting vessels, which were employed
almost exclusively Iu the Baltic wood
trade. To day that fleet amounts to
more than o,or0 vessels, Including river
mourners, and still Is growing.
Tbe Hussion government encourages
tbe merchant murine by various laws,
such as limiting tho coast trade to Its
own ships, though on account of the
troubles with China Asiatic Ktiaala
temporarily la exempt from thla de
cree. Then, too, Utiaala pays the Sues
canal dues on all her ships bound for
porta Iu Asiatic Russia, and two-thirds
of tbe canal dues on all ber ships which
pass through tliu cntuil bound for other
ports In Asia. BchIiIcs she admits, duly
free all anchors, chains, cables and
sailing ship tackle, as well as foreign
built Iron vessels for external naviga
tion and nil vessels for the Danube
w libit fly tho IttisNlan flag.
A Olcrlunl Hnuff Taker.
Apropos of the sun It bublt, an elo
quent preacher of Glasgow, the Itcv.
Wllllnm Anderson, was so addicted to
sntitT that he would take a pinch In the
pulpit, Once, while uttering tho words,
"My soul cleavctu to the dust," he took
a pinch of snuff, He lamented the mas
tery which the habit bad gained over
hint, and once,, while preaching from
the text, "All Is vanity," treated his
nose to snuff, and then sold: "And this
olso Is vanity."
Llttto Harold Oxford-I wish I had
$.-,0,000, like my Undo Ilezekluh!
Ills Hlster-Why so?
Little Harold Oxford 'Cause then I
could say, "There ain't no" and "bust
ed" without having ma and pa correct
ing tne nil the time. Brooklyn Eagle.
Maude Why did you go Into the con
servatory will) Mr. Loverlng?
Clara-Ob, merely to satisfy tny curi
osity. '
Maude And was It satisfied?
Clnra-No; he didu't even attempt to
kiss me. w
When a girl marries, there Is always
a bowl from her sisters tbut she Is Ink
luk away tlielr "things."
IMaatatloa lucrlat la Mtslea and
"The cultivation of rubber, prompted
by the wasteful method of the natives
on the upiier Amnxoii, In Ceiuriil
America, and the Fast Indies, w ho eh p
down tree to drain the milk qtllfkly
a foolish notion - promises to be an Im
portant Industry some day, ami plant
ers already derive a profit from it. -The
oldest plnntatfon In tbe world Is ou the
I'Biiisnukan TJInssem estate, Iu Ihu
ltesldence Krawang In Java, It was
started In 1MM from plants of the FIs
cue elnatlca, In IHim Ms seventy two
acres, aa many trees to the acre, pro
duced 11,7a 1 pounds of pur rubber of
a value of fl.'.'tii above expense. Im
porters of crude rubber from Para make
light of the Nlcaraguai! and Mexlcuu
plantation. 'Why cultivate rubber,'
they say, 'when you can go Into the
foreet and get Itf They declare that
millions of treea Iu the Amazon basin
aud the Congo Free Ktato have never
been tapped and will endure for gen
erations. Nevertheless, the Congo gov
ernment, by a decree of Feb. 'St,
require that for every ton of rubber
taken out annually LM . 'os shall be
pin it led, Nicaragua offers a premium
for the cultivation of rubber, and baa
Interdicted the gathering of It Iu the
notional forest a for exportation. In
Peru the cBui hiioa have destroyed so
many trees that Imports from Iqubitie
have greatly declined, In tbe Fast In
dies restrictive legislation Is general.
But, after all, the question with the
planter Is whether cultivation will pay.
Such Is the demand that be can sell
every pound he produces. The uses
of rubber are Illimitable, In Mexico
and Central America tbe tree growu Is
tbe Castllloa elastics of tbe native for
est, which flourishes In a rich, but not
wet soil, like the smaller Hevea bra
slllensl of Amaxonas. Senor Jose Hor
ta, of the city of Ouiitemnla, an expe
rlencel agriculturist, calculates that a
10 year old plantation 'will produce
double the amount expended during
that time,' taking Into account that for
set-en years there Is no yield of milk.
He saya that the net annual product
will be incomparably more remunera
tive than that which coffee under the
I test and most favorable circumstances
can yield. During tbe seven years of
walling, be advises the cultivation of
vanilla simultaneously. A plantation
In Mexico produced In ln. 30,0tx)
(Hiunda of rublier. In the neighbor
hood of Hlnetlelds, Nicaragua, there
are some promising plantations. Cur
rent expenses are light, for labor Is
cheap aud Ibe trees require little care.
But cash and patience are needful for
eitceea. Our Department of Agricul
ture, It Is worthy of note, is preparing
to give It attention to tbe cultivation
of rubber Iu the Phlllpplnea."-Alns-lee's.
How ta HkTbe Lat Loar a Prob
lem Kallroad Ma Can't Hot,
It I impossible to estimate, except
vaguely, the number of railroad ties In
use iu tbe Culled ftistes, but a single
mad, the New York Central, replaced
LKXi.fsH) old tie with new ones last
year, the Krle 400,000 In New York
Slate and noo.iajo on Its whole line, the
Delaware Ijickswantia 150,000, and
other New York roads In like propor
tion. Ou alt the nad of the country fully
T5.tHMi.iskt new ties are required for re
newals, extensions and addltlous each
year and thla entails a vast use of rail
road materlnla, Is a steady drain upon
the available lumber supplies and coats
moreover a large sum for the labor and
hauling. Much Ingenuity has been ex
pended on projects for retaining wood
en ties lotigrrdn use than Is possible at
Tbe standard American railroad tie
Is 0 feet long by Inches deep and 8
Incites w ide, and a fairly hard wood Is
required to prevent the rails from sink
ing and from becoming displaced. Oak,
chestnut, locust and cedar are the usu
al croas-tles.
Many attempts have been made to
treat tbe ties ao aa to prevent decay of
tbe wood. Some years ago tbe cross
ties used on the Beading railroad were
notched where the rails, crossed them
and their cuds dipped In coal tar. It
wns siipMised that the tar would pre
serve the ends from decay. Since then
another process by which tbe ties were
saturated with a solution of sine has
been tried, but It wns found too costly.
A railroad tie costs about faO ceuta
and It is customary to add 23 cents
for Ibe Inbor of putting ties In position,
or 75 cents for each new tie. Any plan
whereby the durability of ties may be
increased without undue expense will
be welcomed by railroad men, but so
far tbe problem remains an unsolved
one. New York Sun.
Italian Inventor Betrothed to Mis
llolmun of lndlanapotl.
Ottgllelmo Marconi, Inventor of wire
less telegraphy, Is engaged to marry a
charming American girl. The Italian
nveiitnr, on his next visit to this coun
try will wed Miss Josephine Bowen
lliilni.'in of Indianapolis. She Is a
daughter of the late Justice J. A. Hol
iii mi of the Indiana Supreme Court, and
the Judge was a cousin of Congress
titan Jepbthn llolmun, the famous
"watchdog of the Treasury."
Miss Holman Is of medium height,
'22 years old, with blue eyes, hnlr of
light auburn and a fair complexion, j
She dresses quietly, sna in tno nest or
taste. Hhe Is well educated and musi
cal. She would not say when the wed
ding will be, but tho family thluk It
will occur hi the early fall. Tbe bride
will then go to England to live, a move
which she looks forward to as some
what Iu the light of an ordeal, for she Is
perfectly satisfied with the United
Sis What are you going to give little
Bister for a birthday present? Johnny
Well, I'm thinking of getting dad to
gtvo me' the money to buy ber a nice
new football, so's I can teach ber bow
to play for nothing.
Captain Ilecq, the Belgian explorer,
who recently returned from Central
Africa, reports that Ihe shrinkage of
Lake Tanganyika has of late been so
rapid tbat the poat of Karema, founded
twenty years ago in the shore, Is now
fourteen miles from the lake.
At a meeting of the Academy of Bel
ences In Paris Monsieur P. (larnatilt
reported tbat in certain diseases light
eierclsea specific curative action, The
moot successful treatment nnder con
centrated light occurred In eases of
muscular and articular rheumatism,
various kinds of ulcers and chronic ca
tarrh of the nose and ear.
. Kiperiments at the Yerkes Observa
tory have led to certain results on the
heat of the stars that may be summar
ised as follows: Tbe apparatus em
ployed was sensitive enough to register
the beat received from a candle fifteen
miles distant. The heat received from
Arcturus was equivalent to the heat
received from candle it a distance of
about all miles.
The New England pine, which Finer
son so loved, appears, according to tbe
recent Investigations .of Prof. U. E.
Stone, to be holding Its own in the for
ests of Central Massachusetts, while
some of its old compeers, like the hem
lock, tbe beech and the canoe birch,
nave decreased, other species taking
their place. "Tbe pine," says Professor
Ktoue, "can adapt Itself to a great va
riety of conditions."
A writer In the Bulletin of the Astro
nomical Society of France concludes,
after an examination of meteorological
observations all over tbe glolie, that
the average annual rainfall on tbe con
tinents Is as follows: Souib America
about sixty-six Inches, Africa thirty
two Inches, North America about twenty-nine
Inches, Europe sbout twenty
nine Inches, Asia about twenty two
Inches, Australia about twenty-one
Among the peasants of Southern
Italy, Sicily and Sardinia, a curious
malady has been noticed by physlclsn
which Is csused by estlng beans, Oue
of tbe most remarkable effects of the
malady la a species of Intoxication re
sembling that produced by alcoholic
drink. In some cases persons prcd's
posed to the malady are seised with tbe
symptoms of Intoxication If they pass
a field where the bean plant Is In flow
er, the odor alone sufficing to affect
During the eclipse of the sun In May,
tfXiO, an English observer. Mr. Ever
shed, as reported at a recent meeting of
tbe Boyal Astronomical Society, uotleed
a point on the edge of the moon where
Ibe sun was shining through a very
deep valley, and where the lunar moun
tains seemed to be about SS,(KJ0 feet In
altitude. This exceeds by 6,000 feet
the estimated height of Mount Everest,
tbe loftiest mountain on earth. The
edge of tbe moon la so broken Jy peaks,
ridges and valleys that the length of
totallt during a solar eclipse is affect
ed by them.
At a recent meeting of the Entomo
logical Society In London the president,
C. II. Verrall, told an amusing story
to prove that a knowledge of Insects
may even be useful in settling ques
tions In literary history. Commenta
tors on tbe works of Robert Louis Sio
venson were trying In vain to discover
whether tbe notes made by film in a
certain book were written before or
after be took up his residence In Samoa.
It happened that a fly bad been
aqueexed between the pages, and when
Mr. Verrall saw If, be Instantly recog
nlsod It as belonging to a species pecu
liar to the Polynesian Islands. That
settled the question.
Thrllllna Kspcrlenc at a Wharf In
(south African Water.
One of the local divers named Batten
hns expcrtcm-ed a shock aud a narrow
escnie. Ho had been engaged to re
cover a few heavy rails which had
fallen overboard between a steamer
and tbe main wharf. The rails were
found, and oue hnd been hauled to the
surface, when Batten perceived a young
shark swimming around blm. Having
omitted to arm himself with the usual
diver's knife, Batten moved to tbe bont
atid secured a weapon. Intending to
stab the shark If opportunity presented
Itself. On descending to tbe bottom
again, however, Button did not see the
prowling "monster," and proceeded to
the rails which remained to be hoisted.
He was about to attack the next mil
when, to bis surprise aud alarm, he
noticed a huge shark, approximately
sixteen feet long, lying right across the
Tbe diver was In a quandary, because
retreat from such a mounter was ex
ceedingly dangerous, while open hls
tllltles with the knife would have been
almost suicidal, not only on account of
the aire of tbe shark, but on account of
Its being literally sheathed with bar
nacles. Further, although tho shark
lay almost motionless, not a single rail
could be touched without disturbing
It. With a view to frightening the
shark Batten suddenly released all the
sir contained In his suit, which act
caused n cloud of bubbles to rise from
the escape valve. The shark did not
budge, and when the suit had refilled
Bnten made several feints as If to slab
his enemy, but agnln without tbe de
sired effect. Then the monster made
the first move. Steadily be rolled over
on his back, showing a long white
belly, and opened and shut an enor
mous mouth framed with rows of Ivory
white snw-llke teeth. Batten wisely
waited for no more, but dipped the
escape valve, causing him to rise rap
Idly to the aurfnee. He lost no time in
scrambling up the ladder Into the boat
out of barm's way. A number of people
spent a great part of the afternoon In
endeavoring to hook the shnrk;"vorl
ous kinds of bait were tried, but with
out success. Durban Letter In the
Cape Argus.
What Jnllu an I More Suffered Trair
. edjr Turned to Force.
"Yon would not think it possible,"
said an old nctor to the writer recently,
"for a little festive mosquito to break
up the performances of one of Shnk
speare's greatest tragedies, and turn It
literally into a farce, would you? Well,
such Is the fact. You remember Ned
Buckley, don't you? Used to be lend
ing man In the Boston Theater; also
with Booth and Barrett. One rather
warm night In August, '70, Ned took
n snap company out to a town In west
ern Massachusetts to do 'Julius Cae
sar.' It wns not a sumptuous iierforro
nnce by any mentis, but still It was
good enough for tbe audience. Buckley
played Caesnr, and did It well. If I am
not mistaken, Fred Btyton wits the
Marc Antony. It became so hot before
tbe perform sac bad fairly begun tbat
the wlndowa ta th rear of the stag
had to t opened. It was not very
long before tbe stage was swarming
wltb mosquitoes, they being attracted,
no doubt, by th strong light on tbe
stage. Buckley bad on a pair of white
tlgbts, and be discovered, at the last
moment, tbat there were several small
boles In tbe legs, fto be got a piece of
billiard cbalk and whitened over the
tight where they were burst.
"Well, tbe play ran along smoothly
enough until tbe time came for Mare
Antony to bury Caesar, and not prats
blm. Poor Julius was lying on the
bier, and Just as Marc began the ora
tion he felt tbe Infernal Irttle pests get
ting In their tantalising work. Buckley
always declared tbat they were edu
cated. Tbey Just picked out tbe spots
where be bad used the chalk. He stood
tbe agony a long as be cvtild, then he
began murdering hi tormentor. Ker
eral time did Julius slap bl limbs, and
every time he slapped be grunted with
relief. He kept slapping his limbs and
grunting all through tbe oration, the
Midlenc shouting wltb laughter sll the
while. The audience Just about knew
tbe canse of the trouble, because they
were doing some slaughtering on their
own account. Buckley stood the agony
as long as be could, then he gave An
tony a tip and the oration was cut re
markably short. The audience was
tickled Immensely and Insisted upon
the actors going liefore tbe curtain sev
eral times. The mosquitoes who made .
tbe bit went wltb them, and the per
formance was a farce for tbe balanc
of the evening. Every time that some
body began to act one of tbe auditors
would begin to laugb and everybody
would Join In the chorus." Washing
ton Star.
Clara Morris Relate aa lacldaat that
Occurred at a Waahlagtoa Dinner.
In tbe Woman's Home Companion
Clara Morris has a clever article In
which she describes two meetings with
James A. Oarfleld. Tbe flrst was In a'
country lane near Aurora, where she
saw and talked wltb tbe future states
man, who wns then taking a load of
wood to market. Yeara afterward she
met blm In Washington, and remem
bered him; but while feeling that he
had seen ber liefore be could not recall
where. Of that aecond meeting she
"Then there came an eveulug w hen,
at a dinner given by Mr. Piatt. 1 found
myself sitting exactly opposite . Mr.
Oarfleld. Tbe company was not a large
one, but It boasted some famous names
and at least oue brilliant beam;. Con
versation wss brilliant and laughter
was light. Turning my glance a mo
ment from tbe Houthern Kenator at my
side, I looked full Into tbe fixed, wide
blue eyes of Mr. Oarfleld. He was lean
ing forward; one baud tightly clenched
lay on tbe table. From b1 strained,
far aw ay look I knew he was trying to
recall our flrst meeting, and as I gaxed
Into bis eyes tbe hur.r. of talk snd
laughter turned Into a mnruinr of wind
through tall, leafless trees. I saw a
pale winter sunshine fulling across
snow-patched fields. Leaning a little
toward blm. In a very low but distinct
tone I snld, 'dec! Gee-bawT A flash
like blue lightning snapiied Into his
eyes, and as I added, 'Is Freeman at
home? be gave a cry, almost a shout,
exclaiming with enthusiasm, 'I've
found you! I've found you at last, and
you're sitting on top of tbe fence In a . i ...j.i. . i t. i ..
reii viineu iinw, nun n inn' in junr
1....H t-i... i.. .i. m.i.i.., e
ini. . a iit-ii in uii- ifiium ill iuv luimiiu-
tlou be had mined he threw bis arm
about Mr. Piatt, crying, Ab. you
thought I was meet for an asylum,
you know you did! But I've found her
out at last, so you see I'm not half as
eraxy as you believed I was!"
"yuestions rained upon blni, and
much laughter followed his story of
thnt far-away meeting ou tbe country
road; one grave old man questioned us ,
earnestly In tbe drawing-room as- to
w hat was Iu the minds of each at the
time I spoke.
"I was not much surprised to hear
Mr. Garfield say that In bis backward
search for a clue to the tormenting
half-memory be had got aa far as
Clevehind, bad failed to find me In that
city, and at tbe moment I 8oke was
hopelessly trying Aurora and the coun
try around there."
Boy Speaks HI language-
During tbe bloody Insurrection on the
Island of Crete, Stello Arghlrl, a little
boy of 10 years, was left without father
r mother to make
the best of his
own way In the
world. Shortly
after the murder
of his parents the
Island was occu
pied by the troops
of the allied pow
.evs, and Stello
STKt.Lo ARoniKi. went from camp
to camp, doing small Jobs of work for
the soldiers and picking up bits of the
strange languages which he beard. He
soon developed a remarkable facility
In acquiring a speaking knowledge of
different languages, and wltblu a year
or two could speak fluently Russian,
German, Italian, Greek, French, Ar
menian, to say nothing of having a
working knowledge of English. When
he was VI years old his ability to speak
so ninny different 'angtinges led to his
employment as an Interpreter by the
admiral of the Italian fleet. Later he
was employed In a similar capacity by
the commander of ou English regiment
on the Island. A few months ago the
boy attracted the attention of a wealthy
Englishman, who was cruising In the
Mediterranean In his yacht. He was
offered a good borne and a university
education If he would go to Englaud.
and be Is now one of the students at the
Enlleld Grammar School, near Londou.
A Natural nooineraiiK-
Of all man's Inventions, the boomer
ang seems tne strangest aud least likely
kind of weapon for the natural man,
with no knowledge of mechanics to
have hit upon, ami yet It becomes intel
ligible enough when we hear that In
Australia, where the boomerang waa
discovered, there grows a tree that
sheds a seed pod of such a shape that It
whirs away liTthe air and returns again
as It falls. But how many "b'.ack fel
lows" bad watched these sued-pods
whir and gyrate our own ash throws
down things that try to emulate the
gyration before one of them thought
of Imitating the shape of the pod on a
large scale, and so make the first boom
erang? We do not know the fate of the
flrst boomerang, but we know when
Newton discovered gravitation, aud It
Is likely that the seed-pods hnd been
falling about as long as apples.
Rome women, wbeu they talk gossip,
have the Intense look Iu their eyes that
distinguishes a miser when be counts
his money.
When two dogs meet, there Is always
a prospect of a tight. Dou't act like
dog. '