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f( 1IB Women iiirruuiiuui-n-i uvm
(TOO 0 ""''" a ,l10 l",Jow of a
. tn-tw.-i u Mr. anil Sim. Cran
But ''' M' Cranston bought
.,leml learned to ride well there
J jiMgnumi-nt which cnnio very
breaking up 0 happy home. They
-,.u married three years, ond they
gften said tlmt their married life
,.n oue long honeymoon,
g baJ yielded rciullly to all of
jlftf-g willing Hint lo bad uncon
tly gained an opinion that her
iwas to hlui like the law of the
and the Persians,
tlili Idea was all knocked to
when one morning an they nut
gakfast Mrs. Cranston said
jpt, I'm going to order my dress
t to make a milt of bloomers for
day. 1 Jo 80 n,ui'h bicycling now
Iklru are too heavy for me."
lint!" shouted Tom, dropping his
I In the oatmeal and spattering
ill over bin necktie, looking at her
augli she had announced that she
jolng to commit suicide.
Cranston also dropped her spoon
ooked In surprise nt her husband,
aid," she repeated, "thnt I was go
t get a bloomer suit. What strikes
I particularly strange about that?"
Lit strikes me as particularly
ge?" he repeated, with a wild look
eyes. "Do you think for one In
ttbat I will allow my wife to race
jd town looking like a lithograph
rarlety entertainment? Not much."
It, Tom,'' said Louise, In a tone
bad never failed to persuade her
HiJ that she was right and that be
trrong. "I don't aee why I can't
pj bloomers. Mrs. Kynaston and
Bentley and Mrs. Jennings all
(them and their husbands don't
t, so why should you?"
makes nodlfference why I should,"
Tom, doggedly. "I don't Intend
pre my friends on the exchange
ig to me and saying Tom, I see
wife's wearing bloomers.' Not If
It, Tom,' she began, "I "
4 don't talk any more nonsense,
," he broke In. "I am sick of It.
iha'u't wear bloomers, so thnt set-1
V" And Mr. Cranston, whose np
ih.nl lieeu entirely taken away by !
Ife's nnuouueemeut, got tip from j
.ble and started for the door. !
od-by," he called from the hall. :
ben the door shimmed, ami Louise
t the breakfast table wondering ;
it was thnt she had never before '
a thnt her husband bad a will of
had told all of her friend, only
7 before, that she would be wear
oomers within a week, and when
hail suggested that her husband
Object she bad said
iat! Tom object? Why, he never
.' ', now Tom had absolutely refused
w her to wear them, with a facial
Ion which showed that he would
ip short of the divorce courts to
JJy she arose from the table and
io her room.
and an idea which she thought. If
"ly .anlid oi.t, vo.i'd gain Tom's
ut to the wearing of bloomers. She
a hurried note to her dressmaker
!ng a bloomer suit of a pattern
It she had already selected, and
donned her old bicycle suit to pay
1 on Mrs. Kynaston, who had a
nd thnt did not object to bloom-
told her troubles to the vivacious
Xynnstoti. who was not sparing lu
.ynipathy for the poor friend who
1 a narrow-minded husband who ol
1 to a convenient bicycle dress,
hy, bow foolish of him," she said,
n't believe the poor mini has ever
proper bicycling, costume. I'll
you what we'll do. We'll all go
ling this afternoon, and come back
ur house at Just the time your bus
! gets home, and he will see what
mier suit looks like."
1 so the bicycle party was arrang
ed when Thomas Cranston arrived
i house that evening he saw Ave
n rld!ng In front of the bouse and
af them were In full bloomer cos
.1 The fifth, who wore skirts, was
was not so badly shocked as be
bt he would be, and he wished
le bad not been so decided In bis
U of his wife's request, but he
tip his mind that It would be un
I to yield after his remarks of the
fag, and so with a bow to his wife
ier companions he went Indoors
gan to dress for dinner.
t night Louise again broached the
fit of bloomers, but ber husband si
i her by saying:
w, see here, Louise, don't speak to
tout bloomers again. Yon may go
p women's rights If you like, and
may wear staudlng collars and
t waistcoats, but you shall not
' trousers, even If bicycling does
J It In your eyes."
augers!" cried Louise, Indignantly.
said anything about trousers?
talking about bloomers."
know you were," said Mr. Cran
"and plense don't talk about them
aore. I'm tired of It, and I won't
t mentioned again."
next morning when Mr. Cranston
I his coat to start for his office b!s
tolled him back and said:
ra, I'll promise you never to men
bloomers again, but If you ever
:e your inlud about tbem please
n. for I'm really very anxious to
smile which for twenty-four
had been absent from Tom Cran-
face came again, and he kissed
fs a dear good girl. Ixmlse," be
"I bated.to refuse your . equest
ally I don't like the Idea of your
Rg those things. And now If
' ! scything else you wsnt me to
yon Just name It, and I'll do It"
pair of Bloomers.
Me went away, but returned iu a mo
ment and called out
t'U, l.oulse, I m going to a dinner nt
the club to-ulght, and I want you to
have my dress suit handy when I come
home, (iood by."
"Now, then," said Louise, as she went
upstairs, "I'll see If I can't make Mr.
Tom chnuge bis oplulon about bloom-
erg. That promise of big was the very
thing I wanted."
The hour longed for ly both came at
last. Tom entered the house and rushed
to big room to put on his dross gult
"Oh, Tom!" Ixmlse called while bo
was dressing, "come down here; I want
you to redeem your promise of this
morning and do me a favor." .
"All right!" be called; "I'll be down
In a minute and I'll keep my promise." i
lie found his wife sitting on the floor
with a dress pattern lit frout of her mid
dress goods scattered all around.
"Well, what's all this?" be asked. '
"Are you making a rag carpet? What
Is It you want me to do for you? If It's
to clean up all this mess here I shall re-
fuse, for I have some work to do next
"No," she said, laughing. "I don't
want you to clean up tho mens and I'm
not making a rag carpet I'm making
a bicycle dress, which I must have early
to-morrow morning, and I want you to
let me drape the skirt on you so that It
will bang all right'
'But, Louise," be objected, "I've got
to go out to that dinner at 8 o'clock,
and It's now nearly 7. 1 won't have time.
I can't let It go, for I must have It
to-morrow morning," sho Insisted.
"You've promised to do what I asked,
and now when I want you to do a little
thing like this you refuse, and I think
It's real mean."
Mrs. Cranston stood up holding a pat
tern In one hand and an unfinished
dress In the other, and looked as
though she were about to burst Into j
Oh, come now, Louise," he said. Im
patiently. "Can't you see that your re
quest is trivial and unreasonable and
1 must co to that dinner?"
The tears that bad seemingly been !
held back with such au effort now be
came visible and rolled dowu her
"I think It's mean," she sobbed. "You
promised to do anything I wanted you
to, nnd now you won't keep your word.
I've cut up my other dress and the bi
cycle party is of Just as much Import
ance ns your old dinner."
Mr. Cranston looked grave. He did
not want to lose thnt dinner and he
didn't want to break his promise.
"How long will this lilting business
List?" be questioned, after several nn
tucnts' silence, broken only by the sob
bing of bis w ife.
"About half an hour," she replied
brightening up a little.
"Well, then, hurry up," said Crnns
ton, throwing off his coat and standim
erect. "Bring the thing here."
And so the gown was put on Mr
Cranston, and I-oulse dropped on one
knee and began pinning the draperlei
iu n hurried mnuner.
"You see, Tom," she said, as she tuck
ed up the first fold and surveyed Ii
with a critical eye, "this Is of the great
est Importance to me and I know you
will help me out."
"I'm," wns the only answer her hus
band made. He wns looking straight
nt the clock anil wondering how It wn
thnt the minute hand was moving si
He thought that the clock must be out
of order. He pulled out bis watch an I
saw that the minute hand there moved
with the same railroad speed, and It
was 7:110 o'clock.
"Are you anywhere near through?"
he asked. Impatiently.
She shook ber head nnd turned her
attention to the dress. Tom fumed as
he noticed that It wns now 7:43.
"Have you any Idea how soon yow
will be through?" he asked, with a
"Not the slightest," she replied. In a
voice that was either muWed by pins
or laughter. Tom couldn't tell which,
for she was stooping and studying the
bem of the dress.
At that moment the door opened and
Mr. Kynaston, the husband of Mrs.
Cranston's bloomer-wearing friend,
threw open the door and stood gating
In open-mouthed astonishment
Why, Tom," he said, when he re- j
covered himself, "I thought you were j feet wide to Broadway, In Troy, and :
going to cnll for me If you left down- a channel of the same depth, but only
town first? You know you told me so, 3)0 feet wide to the state dam, at the
and said If I got ready first I was to j head of navigation. The contracts for
come here and walk right In. Are you this work, let In 18M. cover thf re
golng to the dinner?" ' moval of 4,fi2n,oriO cubic yards of earth
This will be all over the exchange ' nd 1W.0O0 ton. of earth and the build-
maned Tom. Inwardly,
"Yes, I'm going to the dinner If Louise
ever get through with this miserable
skirt," he added, aloud.
"Oh, nonsense, why don't she wear
bloomers? Come on. We are late al
ready," said his friend.
"Louise." whispered Cranston, "If
you'll call my promise off you may
have bloomers or anything else you
-un, you near, guu WJ, v..
Louise, with well-feigned surprise. "Go
"Oh, you dear, good boy
-S l V m a-Att'll
IV fill IjlUliri. "'-" T
Louise put on her bonnet and went to
Mrs. Kynnston's bouse.
"Katie," she rried, ns her friend wel
comed her at the door, "I'm to have
And then she told the story of the
manner In which ber husband bad been
Induced to chnnge bis mind.
And she said in conclusion: "I bought
the bloomers yesterday, and I'll wear
"You really cried, did you?" asked
Mrs. Kynsston. "Well. Ixmsle, If you
went In for woman suffrage we would
have It In twenty-four hours. Talk
about teen's executive ability! Why, I
believe you could make your busland
wear bloomers himself." New Yor
CORSICANS KEEP THEIR WORD.
Death Will Not Pete r Them From
i kcdectnlnu l'leituo. ,
i A writer tells the following pathetic i
story of a sequel to Uw story of Uonei
11. who secured tl mic put on tin
head of a well known brigand by mur
dering an old pilgrim and palming on
the body as that of the b.-.gnud. Cas t
nova (the brigand), commonly called
Cappa. was already dead when Itoncip
was beheaded. The slory of his death
Is picturesque and It breathes the an
cient faithfulness and honor o the
Corslcnu character. Cappa was boni
fied by the conduct of Honclll. ami.
none the less, much affected by the
news of the murderer's arrest. Cappa
.felt hemmed In an all sides and tied
to the mountains nf I'riinelll .11 SI mi
Orbo. This district hug long In en fa-
mous for the courage ami hardiness
of Its sons. In I-ouls XVllI.'s rel,-n a
few of Its hlllmen kept 5.m0 soldiers
at bay. Here Cappa withdrew nn.l
hid himself In a lonely vnl.ey. wavh-
ed over by shepherd fr'.cmW. and here
the bunted outlaw fell sick. The
mountaineers tended him sg well as
they were able. An old priest also
ministered to bis comfort, ami. v Ml-
succoring the needy body, tried as well
to play the "soul friend" to ilie bandit,
He Influenced Cappa 'ttllclcmly to
make hlra promise neve.- again to use
gun or knife In killing a fellow man.
Cappa was still 111 when the annual
festa of a distant vlllng came round,
The shepherds had no foir for their
giiest. They did not know that spies
were set to watch him. The men of
tho valley were seen leaving Hie place
and Information wag gen: to t'ie ncxr-
est gendarmle. The sick man ha t
ltli him only a few ciilld'.eii, soiie
of whom kept a lookout.
The police, who were nr.t In strong
forci, ventured with g-nvc misgiving
Into the dangerous, seam-l known
gloti. On perceiving iheiii the vonng-
sti-rs gave the alarm an. I the weak ami
ailing bandit selz.'d bU gun, making
ilowo a narrow pith fur a wall, be
yond which wns the .M.tituls 'lie nuf
'awg' asylum, "the b-aiher' of the
S'ectilsh royalists, other .vis- dear life,
safety! When he bad all bat gained
the wall he saw a single gendarme close
Cappa was a dead shot. In an In
stant he had covered his enmy. I' nt
he remembered his solemn promise to
the old priest. He droppd bis woai.
on and let the gendarme go fr.'e. The
police are under orders t shoot down
bandits as a keeper snoots down ver-
, mln. This fellow, of course, fired.
Cappa was hard hit, but ne dragged
himself across the fence and Into the
thick covert far be could not go (iti
hla kneeg, clasping his gun with one
arm au" wlln tlle 0,nrr ?in trei
hole, his pursuers found blm some
hours afterward, stark and cold, quite
dead. Westminster Gazette.
Rrmsrkahln Winter Force.
The effect of the hydraulic motor, i
which Is now being used for the pur
pose of removing masses of earth, well
! ulgh passes belief. A stream of water j
, Issuing from a pipe six Inches In ilia me- :
ter. with a fall behind It of 373 feet, ;
! will carry away a solid rock weighing 1
i a ton or more to a distance of SO or ws
The velocity of the stream Is terrific
, and the culu tun of water projected Is !
; so solid that If a crowbar or other .
heavy object be thrust against It the
i Impinging object will be burled a con- !
i slderable dlstauce. By this stream of j
water a man would be Instantly killed
; If ho came In contact with It, even at a
1 distance of 2K feet.
! At 2u0 feet from the nozzle a slx-lnclf
I stream with 373 feet fall, projected
momentarily against the trunk or a
tree, will In a second denude It of the
heaviest bnrk ns cleenly as If It had
been cut with an axe.
The "Tree ot Life."
The Guaraunos are to be found all
over the delta of the Orinoco. They
eat little, and wear less. Many authori
ties claim that they subsist on the
morlche palm-tree alone. Whether
this be true or not, the tree lu ques
tion Is without doubt sn Indispensable
factor In the problem of life. Not only
does It furnish a safe elevstlou for a
home, but gives a nutritious sago, or
meat, from which bread Is made, a tree
fifteen years old yielding six hundred
pounds of this meal, lu addition, the
Juice furnishes a kind of wine, and out
of the fiber Is made cord, rope, ham
mocks, nnd a rude species of cloth.
This tree, owing to the many and vari
ous purposes It serves, was called by
the early missionaries the "tree of
Deepening the Hml. on.
The deepening of the Hudson river
to twelve feet ns far as the state dam, ;
seven miles above Albany, will prob-;
ably be completed within the next two
years. The Improvements being car j
rled out by the national government .
call for a channel 12 feet deep and !')
mg ot e.a-m '"-
tlmated cost Is $:,.V"V"0.
A Mystery of Vision.
The ancient naturalists, anatomlsM
and optlelang bad a great deal of trou
ble In explaining why It was that only
single Image resulted from douole
Tlslon. In fart, tt wag not until the
stereoscope wag Invented that the phe
nomenon was generally understood.
Even Snurzhelm attempted to explain
declaring that only one eye was
BCUTO O l B l
The fle of th Moon.
The moon Is a comparatively small
world; yet, although three of Jupiter's
nnd one of Saturn's moons are much
larger, It Is, In proortlon to Its pri
mary, the largest satellite of the solar
system. Its diameter Is twenty-one
hundred snd sixty miles, which means
that It would take forty-nine moons to
make a glolie the size of the earth.
Ladles' Home Journal.
"1 want to pay this bill," he said to
the hotel clerk. "But I think you have
made a slight error here in my favor
I've b-eu reading ovi-r the ex'rss. ami
I canuut find flint you have elinrgi-l
: mesnyvhlng for telling tne9"u thought
. It might rsin."-Emvurium Eito.
VASTNESS OF ST. PETER'S
It Product! Aluioal the KfTnt of Ter
ror on the Ml ml.
The building Is so fur beyond any
familiar proportions that at tirsi sight
all details ii n Iom iihiii Its broad front.
The mind and Judgment arv ducd mid
staggered. The elrth should not be
ble to bear such height iipo'i Its crust
without cracking aud bending like an
overloaded table. On each side the
colonnades run curving out like glnnt
arms, alwius npm to receive the na
tions that go up there to worslilii. The
dome broods over nil. like a giant's
head motionless In mcdita'lnu.
The vastness of the structure tiik-s
hold of a man ns ho Issues from the
street by which he has come from S.int'
Aligclo. lu the open space In the
sqtnire and In the idllpse bet u ecu the
colonnades nnd on the steps, two hun
dred thousand men could be drnwii up
In rnuk and (lie. horse nn.l foot and
guns. Kxceptlng It be on some special
occasion, there are randy more than
two or three hundred persons In sight.
The paved emptiness makes one draw
a breath of surprise, and buiiiuu eyes
seem too small to take lu nil tin- flat
ness below, all the breadth liefore, and
all the height ulxive.
Taken together, the picture Is too big
for convenient sight. The Impression
Itself moves linwleldlly III the cramped
brain. A building nlmost five m:i
drcd feet high produces a monstrous
effect iiK)ii the mind. Set down In
words, a description of It conveys no
clear couccptlon; seen for the (Irs I time,
the Impresslou produced by It cannot
be put Into language. It Is something
like a shock to the Intelligence, per
haps, mid not altogether a pleasant
one. Carried licyoud the limits of a
mere mistake, exaggeration becomes
caricature; but when It Is mngullled
beyond humniilty's eouimoii measures.
It may acquire an element npproachiug
to terror. The awe-strlklng glauts of
mythology were but mngiilncd men.
The first sight of St. Peter's affects one
ns though, lu the every day streets,
walking among one's fellows, one
should meet with a mnn forty feet high.
Gnus of Kiprrsolitn.
Julian Italph says that when be was
taking a trip on a Louisiana bayou,
be and a friend reclined on some sacks
of freight, the better to enjoy comfort
and tho scenery. There they attracted
the attention of the roustabouts, or col
ored porters, who talked freely to one
another about the strangers as they
pnssed, bowed under luck bending
"H'm!" said one. "(iness dem gem
men been steamboatln' befo. Never
sein white folks lay round on de freight
that way. Seen niggers do It. though."
Sometimes tnclr comments on the
existing state of things were very
laughable. On this steamer tho poor
fellows had a ulglit of almost luces
Mint work on the heels of a day of fre
quent landings. They were tired, and
tnls was their brief discussion of the
"I don't work on dls yer bont no
mo'," said one.
"Work on dls boat!" exclaimed an
other. "I wouldn't work agin ou dls
boat ef she was loaded with grlddlc
cakes au' de molasses was drlpplu'
ober de sides."
"1," said the first rpcakvr, "1 wouldu't
work aglu on ills yer boat e. she was
loaded wld rabbits au' dey wag all
With thlg word-picture of a boat's
cargo which was able to unload Itself,
the roustabouts threw a sack of grain
upon his shoulders and slouched up
the gangplank, apparently unconscious
that he bad said anything at all humor
ous or uncommon.
One Tiling at a Time.
Tho last King of Hanover, before
that state was Incorporated Into the
Prussian kingdom, wag for many years
blind. There was living at the court
an English lady, Mra. Duncan Stewart,
who, with ber wit and learning, enter
tained his maJestv.
The blind king delighted In her con- j
versntlon, and for many years she
would save up every Interesting story j
she beard so as to tell It to him. It Is ,
remembered that one day she was tell- j
lug him a story as they were out drlv-1
lug together. Suddenly the horses
started, and the carriage scenic. I about
to upset j
"Why do you not go on with your ,
story?" said the king.
"Because, sir, tho carriage Is Just ,
going to upset."
"That Is the coachman's affair," said .
the king; "do you go on with your J
Must Have Cake. j
The cheap restaurant started by thei
Clark Thread Co., of Newark, N. J., j
for the benefit of Its employes hag
been abandoned because the employes
failed to patronize It. The restaurant ,
wag gtarted Inst fall ami was run nt
a loss for seven or eight months. Iur j
Ing the winter the patronage was en-i
couraglng, but when warm weather!
came the trade diminished. The oh-'
Ject of the restaurant wns to encourage
the operatives, and the girls especially, I
to eat sustaining and wholesome food
prepared In a scientific manner, but;
the young women resented the absence
of crullers, doughnuts ami pie, and
sneered St the nourishing stews, soups, 1
etc. The prices were very low audi
the quality of the food was of the best, i
while there wns considerable variety. I
The absence of pie and cake doomed
tbe enterprise, however. j
gulls hafo. j
A hypocbonrlac friend from the coun-;
try, who was staying with Father Ilea-
ly at Bray In tbe hope of obtaining re
lief from chronic dyspepsia, was one
day taking a walk along the bench
with his host.
.i uv, derived relief from drinking
a tumbler of salt-water fresh from tbe
tide," said the Invalid, solemnly. "Do
you'thlnk I might take a second?"
Father Healy pot on the Intent ex
pression which was his "thinking cap."
"Well," said he, with equal serious
ness, "I don't think a second would be
m I ssed."
Tbs audleuce Is calling for you,"
said the young tragedian's manager.
"Are you sure I'm the person ,l"7
"Well, go out and study tbe expres
sions on their faces and tell mt what
you think they want w!tb uie."-Washington
CONTROL OF THE ORINOCO.
I'unla Itarlma Impnrtvint but Not
To comprehend fully what the con
trol of a vast waterway treading the
rlchet part of (iuhina would mean to
America and American luterests. one
must study carefully the map of South
America. Geographers divide tho
southern continent Into three gnat
basins, thog,. of tho Amazon, the Or
inoco, nnd the I'lnta. To dominate the
mouth of utiy one of these great ar-terli-s
of commerce w ould be to be Mine
the muster of one-third of South Ato-t-len.
Tho Orinoco Is navigable for ves
sels of the deepest drnft to Cludad
Bolivar, Venezuela's eastern metrop
olis. Within this distance of four hun
dred miles, twenty other navigable
rivers swell the mighty current of the
Orinoco, while stliynrthcr Into the In
terior, the eastern bank receives the
waters of ninety-one large rivers, and
the west those of thirty. Two or if
former are navigable to the attlocuta
of the Amazon, and many of the latter
to the n'lnote Interior of the nelg'.iUir
lug republics of Venezuela and Co
lombia. If she were to gain control of tho
Orinoco, Knghind would possess the
key to the entire eastern part of South
America. This view has been ad
vanced by ex Tresldent (iusmnu Blan
co In a recent publication. He attaches
to the possession of Punta Barlma the
ability to dominate the Orinoco and
the entire water system which empties
Into It. Punta Barlma Is on the south
eastern bank of the Orinoco at Its Junc
ture with the sea, and Is described as
a high bluff which, when properly for
tified, would control this entrance, I bo
most navigable of all the mouths of
the Orinoco. It would not be under
water during the period of Inundation,
and with a dockyard and three or four
river gunhonts. Its master might lock
up the Orinoco and all that vast tribu
tary country. On the other hand, the
countervlew Is advanced, and should
be stated, thnt the position of Punta
Barlma would enable the English to
dominate only one pass by means of
guns placed on fortifications on shore,
since at least two of the other mouths
of tho Orinoco can bo entered by ves
sels from the sea.
The best line of communication to
day between Trinidad and Cludad
Bolivar Is by a side-wheel steamer,
built In the 1'nlted States, which passes
through a mouth of the Orinoco far to
the west of Punta Barlma, on the bar
of which there Is at least eight feet of
water. It therefore may bo argued
that fortifications at Punta Barlma
could not clone the Orinoco, the con
trol of which would depend upon ves
sels of wnr. Knglnnd's strength as a
sea power, with Trinidad as a base,
gives her all m-cessnry control of the
river to-dny. If British fiuinna should
develop Into a great nation, cki I tiling
and owning one iMink of tho Orinoco,
Punta Barlma would liecome a point of
great Importance; but this Is a con
tingency hardly to be dreaded by Vene
zuela, since, with her superb natural
advantages, she must Inevitably keep
the lead. Century.
A IKir That Meets Train.
"It bt the little things lu traveling
that makes It Interesting." said Pn.
Gregory Amnnn, of Portland, Ore., tit
the Shorebam. Fruf Auianu Is cou
nected w lib tHe State University of On?
gon, and Is now starting abroad on h.W
nuuual excursion. "I mean that a per
son can get as much enjoyment, and
IHissllily more Instruction out of the lit
tle Incidents he encounters en route
than be can from the stupendous strue
tun's built by man or the magnificent
baudlwork of nature.
"I have made tho trip across the con
tinent several times. It always hap
pened thnt I went through Burlington,
Iowa. Tbe train stops for a change of
engines In a suburb west of the city.
The last time I went through there otu
of the porters from the dining-car got,
(iff and carried a plate of food to a small
yellow dog that waited out at one sldit
of the track. When I saw It I remem
bered that this porter had done tho
very same thing tho last time I had
been over tbe route.
"The eugluo bell rang, the porter gavo
the dog a pat ou the head and ran and
caught tbe aln-ndy moving train, and
the canine wagged blm a farewell. A
idiort time later the porter told mq
tbmit the dog. He said about tbreui
years before the dog had had his leg
bmken by his train. The men took pity
en blm and nursed him, taking blm
along lu the cars for a few days. Whim
the leg began to heal ho was again left
nt the same station w here we saw hlin.
"The porter's car came along every
dny at that time, and each day the dog
would be there to get the food he al
ways saved for It. By-nnd by the trnln
snipped there only four times a week,
for It had become a through trnln. Tho
little yellow dog soon learned of tho
change. lie would luvarlably be at tho
station when that particular train ar
rived, though no one could be found
that ever saw him there at any other
time. Another strange tiling was tnai
l.c would never approach nearer the car
tracks than the little grnss plot on
which I saw hlin, and that was two
rods from them. He never missed the
train. If It was late he would wait for
It, but be was never late himself."
Appropriate M ins.
"Storekeepers' slgus have always
been au Interesting study to me," wild
Ilev. F. II. Smytbe, a clergyman from
Illinois, who was a guest of Vice Pres
ld"nt Stevenson during the past week,
"but I do not think I ever enjoyed them
so much as I have here. The first one
which struck my eye wns that of Itlch
& Co., bankers. What wonderfully
happy combination of name and busi
ness! I saw the sign of Mr. Hackney,
a livery stable keeper, and there was
plenty of evidence gathered about tbe
place to show that he was In the hack
ney carriage business. I ran across Mr.
Garden, who. of course, Is In the flower
business. What else could he be In
with such sn appropriate name? The
following day I had the pleasure of
seeing the sign of Mr. Plugge, to
bacco dealer, and on the evening tbe
sign of Ur. Songster, who Is a voice
and thn.at doctor. The entire com
bination surpasses anything In that
line I hare ever seen, read of or heard
Tbe only way to thoroughly enjoy
cherries, Is to have pretty girl climb
th tree, and band tbstn to you.
SAVEO BY AN UMBRELLA.
Trick of a Kmart Yankee Captain t
riluila a lloatlls fleet.
I An IntervMtlng ndlc In the Charles
, town navy yard museum Is an uuibret
i In, which was used by the Constitution
lu milking I..T esvapo from the British
, fleet lu July, IM'.'. This Is all that Is
told by th" cant attached to It, and the
umbrella Is a complete puzzle to hourly
every one w ho visits tht museum, lu
i the Hint place It Is utterly unlike any
umbrella any oue ever saV licfoiv, and,
lu l lie second, not one person lu a hun
dred Is able to llgure out bow the Cnli-
: 1 1 ii I Urn made use of It in making her
; escape fnuu the British vessels. It Is
t nciiy like the umbrella frame lu gen-
' era! shape, but the slick Is about ten
feet long, with a heavy Imu ring at
i each end, and is about three Inches In
diameter. The frame slides up and
down on It, Just like the frame of an
ordinary umbrella, and Is made of stout
, lion bars. Some people think that It
may have been set up ou Ilie deck to
give the oltli eis a little shade ou a hot
j day, but they cannot sec bow this help
ed in the scrape. The purpose for
. w lili-h It was Intended and us.il was for
a sea anchor, and Its story Is as fol
lows: ; Ou the 1Mb of July, the Consti
tution, then cruising under the com-
! mam! of that famous old fighter, Isaac
Hull, was surrounded by Brooke's
squadron of live vessels. Before they
could close lu on blm, however, It fell
calm, and Capt. Hull at once made
' use of the umbrella, of which there
wcn two nbonnl. A cable was bent to
one of the iimbndlas at what would
be the handle In one of the onllnary
kind, and the umbrella was folded up
and takeu out by a boat to a cable's
length ahead of the vessel It was then
throw n overlsmrd, and as soon as the
crew began to haul In on the windlass
It, of course, spread out, giving drag
by which tho vessel could bo warped
abend. While the vessel was warping
up to this one, the other one was taken
out, and before the British had dis
covered what Hull was doing, be had
gotten outsldo of the circle with which
they had suriounded him. They Im
mediately began to pursue the same
tactics, but he rnn two twenty-four
pound guns out of his cabin windows,
,nnd kept them fnuu getting anywhere
near him, as, whenever oue of the Imais
, carrying nut a drag, came up astern of
him, be would Are with one of the
I "Long Toms," and In this way kept
the ships fnuu closing In. This was
kept up for two days, and on the even
ing of the second day came up a squall.
Hull carried sail through It, gaining
such an advantage over the' "English
men that he was able to elude them
lu the night, and wns nut of sight tho
next morning. Thus, but for the uncouth-looking
umbrella at the navy
yard, the Constitution would probably
have been captured or sunk, and some
of the faln'st pages In our naval his
tory would have remained unwritten. -Boston
niirns' Last Written Wonla.
"In July, 171HI. the protracted Ill
ness from which Burns bad Im'cii suf
fering became sn acute thnt be wns ad
vised to go to the ac'islilc as a Inst nv
sort," writes Arthur Warren, apropos
of I lii approaching centenary of Hub
ert Burns' death, In the 1 .ad lis' Home
Journal. -He went off to Brow on
Solwny Firth. All bis II gbts at this
time were of bis wife, whose condi
tion wns such ns to warrant his fears.
His anxiety for her Increasing, ie lum
tened back to IHllnfrles. lie wns so
weak on reaching home that be coul I
hardly stand. Bandy able to bold a
I it'll be wrote a note of appeal, begging
Ills wife's mother, who wns estranged
from ber daughter, to come ou to Dum
fries, as Jean was In urgent need of
tier care. They were the last words he
"Let us not forget thnt tbe eaplring
effort of the falling genius wns Im
pelled iy tender anxiety for bis loving
wife. In bis dying hours he Ix-ggcd
her. If bis mind should wander, to
touch blm mid thus recall blm to him
self. It wns as be wished. The touch
of bis Jean was the Inst sensation
which Hubert Bums carried with blm
to cloviilty. He died on the twenty
llmt or July, 171HI, In the thirty eighth
year of his nge. On the dny of bis
burial bis son, Mnxwell, was Ixirn.
The littlii fellow lived less than throe
"The Scottish admiration for Burns
wns so great that his widow and chil
dren (three sons slid two daughters)
were not suffered to know want. A
subscription of six thousand dollars
was Immediately raised for them. Four
years Inter, that Is to say, tn 1800, Cur
rle's well-known edltlou of the poet's
works appeared. This realized seven
thousand dollars more for tbe family.
These sums mado snug fortune In
those days. Duly Invested, the amount
yielded an Income for the modest
though comfortable maintenance of
Jean and her children. Jean Burns
survived her husband thirty-eight
"Hulls" Not Irish.
Thoso who are not Irishmen some
times trespass on Irish proserty. A
French cure, proachlng about sudden
death, said, "Thus It Is with us. We go
to tied well, a ud get up stone dead!"
An old French lawyer, writing of an
estate he had Just bought, added,
"There Is a chapel upon It In which my
wife and 1 wish to be burled, If Gut
spares our lives."
An English lecturer on chemistry
said, ' One drop of this poison placed on
the tongue of a cat Is sufficient to kill
the strongest man." snd sn English
lieutenant said that the Royal Niger
Company wished to kill him to prevent
blm going up the river until next year.
A merchant who dliil suddenly (.ft
In bis bureau a letter to one of bis cor
resHiudetits w hich be bad not seal il.
His clerk, seeing It necessary in wnd
the letter, w rote at the Isittom, "S'nce
writing tho aliove I have died."
Tbe First of Many.
The first white child horn on l'nlt.t'1
States soil was the grand daughter of
White, the Governor of Koiiuuke Isl
and. She was christened by tbe name
of Virginia Dare, snd ber birthday was
Aug. 1, 1.VS7.
So woman's hair Is as long hanging
down ber hack as It looks to be In the
wsd on top of ber head.
Let wise man bare good ,uck a few
years, and he will do ss foolish things
It appears that Harold Frederic Is'
the author of the novel, "March Hares,"
which recently appeared anonymously
Catulle Metiilee has written a new
volume which he calls "L'Homme-Or
chest re." The work Is said to be as
whimsical ns thn title, which Is saying
a good dcnl.
ltlchnrd l.e Galllenue's "Search for
the Golden ;irl" Is pronounced by thos
who have seen the proofshects to be by
far bis best work.
The British sea stories by Crockett
Parker. Frederic, Qulller-Couch, and
Clark Hussell, which appeared lu tbe
Idler, are to be published In the autumn
under tbe title, "Tales of Our Coast."
Mr. Barrle has acceded to an Invita
tion from bis American publishers and
will visit this country In the autumn,
accompanied by Dr. Itobertson Nisoll,
the editor of the European edition of
In the .Metaphysical Magnzlne for
July Prof. Elmer Gates, formerly of
tbe Smithsonian Institution, announces
for the first time the results of his ex
tendi psychological experiments and
Tho Bookman Is authority for tbe
announcement that Copeland & Day
will discontinue the American edition
of the Loiulou Yellow Book, as Its pop
ular vogue seems to have declined
since Auhroy Bennlsley left It for the
"Bound In Shallows," Eva Wilder
Brodhead's new serial. Is a Kentucky
story which attempts again the solu
tion of that mooted conundrum,
"Should a girl marry a man that she
may reform hlui?"
Jnakoff Prelnokor Is engaged upon an
Anglo-Russlnn romnuce to lie called
"I'Blasha and Masha," which narrates
the fortunes of two Russian sisters,
daughter of Dissenters, Introducing
tragic episodes which tbe author claims
to be facts.
The publication of John Davidson's
volume of short stories, "Miss Arm
strong's ami Other Circumstances,"
leaves blm free to devote all tils ener
gies to the poems with which he hopes
to Incronso tho fame he won by his
"Fleet Street Eclogues."
A new story by Edna Lyalt Is en
titled "How the Children Raised the
Wind," and the clever cover design, re
produced In tbe current Bookman, la
the work of a talented young artist
Miss Ethel Belle A Pl"'l.
Among those whose nsmes have been
added to Librarian Spoffonl's copyright
lists lu the Inst week Is Prof. Zella
Allen Dixon, librarian of the Culvers
Ity of Chicago. Tbe new book Is a con
tribution to bibliography and will ap
pear among the fall publications.
Tbe London Literary World says
that a very Important and lucrative
literary position was recently offered to
Edward W, Bok, one detail of the offer
being a teu-year lease of a mansion In
Grosvenor Square. Mr. Bok was much
dined and wined In tils recent Ixmdou
sojourn, and once ho danced with a
real live Duchess.
An Oriental Itlle.
Only those who have studied Byzan
tine history can have any Idea of bow
closely the ceremonial of the Moscow
coruuatlou resembles, even In Ita min
utest details, that which used to be ob
served at tue coronation of the Byzan
tine emiwrors. Although the Russian
Church did not separate from that of
Homo until the tweirth century that
Is; nearly 4-R) years later than thn
schism of Phot I us, which rent the West
ern and Eastern churches asunder
nevertheless it retained Its oriental rite.
In 11H4 Russian commission arrived
In Byzantium to study the etiquette
and ceremonial, ecclesiastical and pro
fane, of the court and church of that
capital. On their return to their native
country a groat change took place In
the national costume, architecture aud
ceremonial. When Moscow became the
sacred city par excellence of tbe em
pire, the Kromlln was rebuilt on the
same lines as tho Blachernae Palace,
on the land walls of Constantinople.
Like Its Greek model It consisted of a
series of halls and apartments kiosks,
as the Turks call them linked togeth
er by ganlens, nnd Interspersed wttb
scores of churches and monasteries,
the whole surrounded by a wall and en
tered by strongly fortified gates, above
which were Icons of the Virgin and
saints. Burnt down early In the cen
tury, It has been rebuilt In plainer ar
chitecture, hut on tbe same Byzantlue
plan. Iondoti Chronicle.
Tho Men Gull Is Benefactor.
Tbe sea gull Is doubly the benefactor
of man. It not only follows tbe plow
(on farms near the coast), lu order to
eat the freshly-turned grubs, but If
scours the surface of the sea near tba
shore, and frequents harbors to seize
on floating garbage, dead fish, or othtr
putrefying morsels. The service of
! these birds have saved many a seaport
town and village, round which tbey
i hover, from plague and pestilence.
I Yet every year they are massacred by
thousands for Idle anil cowardly sport
) or for tbe sake of their wings to be
iMied In millinery. Their eggs are plun
dered wholesale for museums and to
fill the shop windows ot naturalists;
One man boasted year ago that ho
had killed 4,000 klttlwake gulls In a
single season with bis own gun, anl
an order was given and executed from
one London bouse for 10,000 pairs of
wings. At this rate gulls must soon
Tbe carrion crow, tbe raven and oth
ers which follow their example, mora
or less, confer an Immense boon on
mankind. Sparrows clear tbe gutters
and places which they inhabit from a
vast quantity of scattered fragments.
Though too small to be seen, these un
savory morsel would soon become dan-
I gerous to human life and health.-
I Spare Moments.
Antiquity of tha Hornpipe,
Tbe dauc called hornpipe dates as
far back as 1,300, and took Ita name
from the Instrument, tbe plb-corn, to
1 the music or wblcn It w as danceo.
j We have noticed that Just before
1 cbnrch attempts to raise lot of money
' the pastor deliver a high tribute to