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A FOOTBALL HERO.
WAS great cros to Mr. and
I v-. Bartlett tun noger wa ap
Ijjreutly quite devoid of any
remarkable progress at tho Sol-
totldo School; In fact, they were both
ijtionally Una student, which
tide t!ie coutraat all the inoro strlk
if. It'ot Roger wa aadly unlike Ma
rothers. He aecmed to labor uudi-r
jhe impression that be bad b.?u tent
to college simply and aolely for Hie
tarpon? of learning to play foot ball.
Apparently nothing else bad power to
kindle tho slightest entbuslasnr In IjIk
Jltigglsh breat, and bla father and
jollier argued and expostulated with
lim In vain.
I you are frittering away yotr ralu
pble time," they argued agi'.u and
iiia, "and are letting slip golden op
portunities which, once gone, will tieer
tome back to you; and what have you
. i . ,, , . . . - 1 I
o liov ror 11 an uui a urok-a nose
gnd a fractured collar-bone?"
I "Ig there any prospective benefit to
e derived from these hours spent lu
jcrambling after a foot ball?" Ills fa
ther questioned, severely; to willed
J!,iger merely responded In LI usual
oif-band style: "Why knows Uit I
may be elected captain of tho 'varsity
team next year?"
"Is that the bright of your ambi
tion?" his parent returned bitterly. "I
in terribly disappointed lu you, sir.
Are you to go ou playing foo;-ball for
ever and ever, or what do you propose
to make of your life? Perhaps you
think that your reputation as a foot
ball player will prove an 'open sesame'
to all desirable positions? Do you sup
pose that anyone want a fellow who
has willfully wasted his best opportuul
ties? I had hoped to make a profession
al man of you, not a professional ath
lete, and had even aspired to seeing
you some day In our leading law ntllce
with my old friend, Wilkinson Suial
ley, but It's no use. Smalby wants
only young men of the blghHt prom
ise," and Mr. Bartlett sighed wear
ily. I "It does no good to talk to Roger."
be confided to his wife afterward, "for
hardly ten minutes had elapsed after
) had been remonstrating with hi in
about the evils of foot ball before he
Inquired If I wouldn't bring you down
to see the game on Saturday, and In
formed me that he bad saved two tick
ets for us."
Mrs. Bnrtlett regarded her husband
helplessly. "What did you say to him
then?" she queried.
; "I told hliu 'certainly not.'" Mr.
Bnrtlett exclaimed warmly, "and 1 ex
pressed my surprise at bis dnrlu,' to
suggest such a thing. Show me some
lasting benefit, or any abldiiu .jo.nl.
that Is to be derived from this ridicu
lous game, I told him, and then come
to me to abet you In such folly, but not
And so Mr. and Mrs. Bnrtlett failed
to witness that memorable game In
hkh their youngest aon galued for
klmsolf such enviable laurels. Onoe
fn the Held, Roger was like on trans
formed. Keen, alert, cool, rising splen
didly to every emergency, no one would
have known him for the samo slow,
Indifferent, easy-going speclmou of hu
manity w ho grieved the auibltloiis soul
of bis parents by his small aptitude
Not that Roger was by any means a
dunce, for his class standing was fair
ly good, but what pained his rather
nd mother was the recognition of
what ho might have accomplished had
It not been for the arch enemy, foot
i The great game over, the victorious
team hastened back to their gymna
sium with ail possible speed; they hud
some little distance to go, as the gym
nasium was not very near the ball
grounds, so that In order to reach It
tthey were obliged to traverse the cen
ter of tho town and cross the rail
1 Roger, who had been deta'ned a mo
i meat or so longer than the others,
(reached the station a short time after
Ithey had crossed, and found the plat-
forma crowded with people wh.) were
returning from the game, mingled with
I those who were alighting from Incom
Jlng trains. As he stepped upon the
I platform be became conscious that
something unusual was going on, and
he Immediately perceived that the eyes
of the multitude were riveted upon a
f figure balf-way across the tracks, a fig
ure pausing there lu bewilderment.
"Tbere'a a train coming each way,"
somebody gasped; "why doesn't he get
off the track?"
The station agent and one or two
t other officials were shouting loudly.
but the man, who was old and very
deaf, appeared thoroughly dazed. As
I he was preparlug to step upon the
(track nearest bim he caught sight of
one train coming down upon him. and
t he now staggered back and was about
f to plunge In front of the other down-
coming express, when suddenly some-
thing very unexpected happened.
I As tbe crowd of bystanders shrank
I back with horror-stricken faces. eou-
vlnced that they were about to witness
the horrible fate which must Instantly
4 overtake tbe old man. a figure lu a
j much-begrimed canvas Jacket sprang
i out from among tbem. and clearing
the tracks at a bound alighted beside
J the swaying form of the other.
A shudder, and a wave of pitiful re
irtby aniuiuou. mni i uiucr
f ire so utterly different. Fred
f,j been graduated from Yal with
v.iiwt honors, and Horaeo uiak-
gret swept over ine iuoiio.i.r iiv-'i-
"He can never drag him back In time,"
they breathed; "they will both be kill-
ed-oh, the pity of ItT
But our football man bad no thought
, of dragging tbe unsteady figure In front
j of elrber approaching engine. In an
' Instant be had tackled the roan and
thrown bim fiat upon tbe ground be
i tween tie tracks, for all tbe world
quits u If be bad been an opponent on
the football field; then be dropped light-
y on top of bim aud lay there motion-
less, while the two trains thundered
past on each side of tbem. and the .
crowd stood waiting spellbouud.
in much less time thau It take to de-
scribe the episode It was over, aud
what might have been a tragedy had
proved to be only a bit of melodrama
after all; yet a Roger Jumped up and passed for a youtb of 20. The great
pulled the old man on to bis feet, np- metropolitan editor felt something like
pluuse aud cheer louder than any pleasant electric shock when bis vis
that had greeted bim on the football Itor grasped bis rather limp and pas
field rang In bl ears. alve band. Then he found something
A ba. lied and quite overwhelmed by 'n the young man' eyes bard to de
such an ovation Roger made baste to aerlbe an Indefinable something eug-
einow hi way through the crowd, aud
lu so doing nearly overthrew bis own
brother Fred, who happened to be
standing directly In his path.
"For hoaveu's sake was that you,
Roger?" ho cried, confronting him In
"Do let me get out of this," his
brother responded Impatiently, "they
needn't make such a fuss because I
knocked the old duffer over." and he
bolted lu the direction of the gymna
sium. Saturday night generally brought thu
scattered members of the Bartlett fam
ily together, as the collegians nlways
made a point of coming home to spend
Sunday under the parental roof tree.
On tbta particular Sunday evening
nil were assembled before Roger came
In. Fred w,as all agog to describe the
cene thnt he had witnessed, but he un
selfishly held hi tongue. "I ll not
spoil his story for him, but will give
him a chance to do Justice to It." he
mentally ejaculated, as be watched bis
brother swallowing his soup with un
But Roger aald nothing about th ,
vital subject, and Fred looking at bim
with Increasing surprise a be Judi
cially set forth the respective merits
of tbe opposing football teams, and
called attention to their most vulner
"I'll turn In early to-night, I think."
he yawned, as ho withdrew from the
dining room. "I put pretty solid work
Into the last bnlf of that game," and
he leisurely wended bis way upstairs.
"I wish that Roger would put a little
solid work Into something else," his
father volunteered, as be disappeared
from the room.
At this Fred, who had In times past
repeatedly scoffed at his brother' atb-
letlc proclivities, Instantly fired up.
"Father," he burst forth, "you're
making a big mistake about Roger.
He's got more genuine stuff In him 1
thau all the rest of us put together, and :
if It's football that's done It, the soon
er we all go In for the game the bet
ter;" and then he proceeded to give t
n graphic account of the afternoon's
experience, which caused his father i
to blow bis nose loudly and repeatedly, ,
while his eye glistened with happy
pride, and sent his mother weeping In ,
search of the sleepy athlete, who i
couldn't understand what he had done ;
that was worth making such a fuss I
A few day later Mr. Bartlett re- I
celved a note from hi old friend Wil
kinson Snialley. which ran somewhat
"Dear Bartlett 1 hear that your
Roger Is going In for the law, and If so,
I want bim. When be get through
with tbe law school you can band him
over to me, for he's Just the material
that I'm on the lookout for, and you
may well be proud of him.
"He senred me out of a year's
growth the other afternoon, at the
station, the young rascal, but lu spite
of that. I wish you would tell him to
come round and take dinner with me
some night, for 1 want to talk to him. j
"With kind regards to Mrs. Burt- ;
lett, believe me, ever your friend. I
"WILKINSON SMALLEY." j
When Roger came home the follow- I
lng Saturday, his father banded him j
the note, remarking: "I'm afraid 1 j
haven't appreciated your football, old
man, but I'm going to do better In fu- ;
lure; and, by the way, Roger, 1 hear j
that you're to play In tho game at j
Springfield next week; Is that so?" !
-irv well, then." Mr. Bartlett con- i
tinned, "your mother and I would like j
to have you get us the best seats tnai
can be bought, for we've set our hearts
upon going up to see you make tbe first
touchdown." Toledo Blade.
L. Frobeen, of Berlin, Germany,
shows the production of a valuuble ar
fibre thus, five parts of ground wood
pulp are added and the entire mass put
In the agltotlug box. with the addition
of lime water and borax. After being
thoroughly mixed tbe material Is pump
ed Into a regulating box aud allowed
to flow out of a gate on to an endless
wire cloth, where It enters the usual
paper-making machinery. It Is reported
that paper treated thus will resist even
the direct Influence of a flame, and may
he nlaced In a white beat with Impu
nity. Ordinary paper may be made fire
proof by treating with a fluid composed
of 83 parts manga Date of chloride, 20 of
orthopboephortc acid. 12 parts carbon
ate of magnesium, 10 of boric add. and
2o of chloride of ammonia to a quart of
o.tpr Taper saturated1 thoroughly
With this solution will resist great heat
Watts-Been reading anything about
these Cuban atrocities? Totts-No.
I've got a box of them at home yet
that my wife bought three months ago
from an alleged smuggler. -Cincinnati
"Why does a woman always call her
nurse a Docket-book?" "I don t know,
nniMM It la because she carries In It a
memorandum telling her wber to find
bet pockef CBlcago iiecora.
- i,iiwtrlnl nml other ouruoses.
N ety-fl e part, of asbesto. fibre of question, relating to political, racial
MUU "ve ',' in a solo, and economic condition. In the South,
the best quality re "a"'"' An hour-, talk satisfied the proprietor
tlon of permangana e of caUiurn and An n
then treated with sulphuric a. ld which o 'J '
l.lencl.. the fibre. After treating the uesa sua '
CRAPY AND BENNETT.
Th First Meetlnsj of Two Master
Minds In Journalteu.
One fine morning while James Gor
don Benuett was engaged with bis see-
"A bright Journalist," remarked Ben
nett. allowing the card to his secretary,
"but his paper, tbe Atlauta Herald, is
dead, I believe."
"It went to the wall mouths ago," re
plied the other.
"So I thought, and Grady Is proh-
ablr out nf a 1oh W.tl I ham null..
lng for bim. but It will do no barm to
see bim. Show him in."
'n another moment a smooth-faced
youtb walked In, aud hi brilliant eyes,
flashing with the fire of genius, and his
animated features at once prepossessed
Bennett In bis favor.
The young Georgian did not look tike
man of I'd. He could easily have
gestlve of power, mastery and mag
. Grady rattled away for ten minutes'
or so and then assumed a businesslike
"Your time Is precious," he said, "and
so I will tell you the object of my visit
at once. I want to be the Herald's
"For Georgia?" Bennett luqulred.
"No, Indeed. 1 want a wider field.
Give me the entire South. I can cover
everything from Atlanta, and reach ev.
ery point In a few hours."
'That Is out of the question." was
the quick answer. "You ask for too
mw)l territory. Each Southern State
has Its peculiar problems aud condl
tlons, and a young man of your age
cannot possibly be familiar with them,
nor can he have an Intimate acquaint
ance with all the lending public men,
to say nothing of tbe factious and feuds
which divide some of the States."
"I know all about them." 'said Grady.
"I have made a special study of the
whole business, and I can give you
more satisfactory work than any ten
correspondent you could select."
Tbe editor of the Herald frowned.
This boyish Journalist was claiming too
"Mr. Grady." he said, gravely, "you
are doubtless well Informed In regard
to matter In Georgia, but what could
you do If I require throe or four col
umn at once about the situation In
Mississippi, South Carolina or Arkan
sas?" Grady gave a ringing laugh.
"That Is Just what I expected." he
answered In bis breezy way. "But
you ehould test me before you give me
"That I fair." replied Bennett, "and
I will do o. I have Just received a
private telegram . from Mississippi,
where there are Indications of serious
race trouble. Look It over, and write
a two-column article ou the subjecf
here at my desk. Give a detailed story
of the political situation and a con
densed history of the leaders on both
sides. It Is now 12 o'clock. Have the
article ready by 2."
Without another. word tho HeraM
editor put on bis hat and left the room.
Grady threw off bl coat, and turned
to the secretary.
"Well, Bud," he said, In his rollicking
way, "what have you got to do Just
"Nothing at present."
"How many words can you wjlte an
hour on your typewriter?"
"Oh, about two thousand."
Then sail In. I'll dictate my article."
"Mr. Bennett very particular," was
"So am I, Bud. Now, you Just go
I ahead, aud when we finish we'll go out
! and lunch."
I The seeretury said afterward that be
j spent a delightful hour and a half. The
I worda rolled from Grady' Up In a
I flood of perfect diction. Occasionally
I the speaker switched off from bis sub-
I Ject to tell an nnecdote or a rHcy story,
and then picked np the thread of bis
narrative again, without a break.
When the work was done the secre
tory was lu love with his new acquaint
ance, aud after lunching with him be
wo ready to pronounce him the finest
fellow and the most brilliant genius In
At 2 o'clock Mr. Bennett returned. He
regarded the typewriten article handed
him by his secretary with astonish
ment, and Immediately read It through.
"Why, It I a complete epitome of
Mississippi polltlcsr be remarked.
"Mr. Grady dictated It," said the
"It Is Just what 1 want," answered
bl chief, "but I must ask Grady a few
At that moment the Georgian made
I bis appearance. Though well pleased
I with hia work, and surprised to find
! It o rapidly executed, Mr. Bennett,
l with bis usual caution, proceeded to
sound the young Journalist upon many
! "Here Is your authority," be said,
handing the papers to Grady, "to act
as the general Southern eorresnndent
of the Herald. You have an Importanf
post, but I believe that you can meet
It requirements. If any one man ran."
A few words more and Grady was on
bl. w.y to bl hotel to catch the next
gnnth-bound train. His brilliant sue
cess as the Herald s correspondent floes
not need to be dwelt upon here. Two
or three year, later he resigned on ac
count of the pressure of bis duties as the
managing editor of the Atlanta tonsil
tution. He alway spoke of his Interview
with Bennett as s trying ordesl.
'I was badlv scared." be used to say.
"but I thought of bow much depended
npon nil ,omth!Dg like a sudden
Inspiration enabled me to talk and die
tate that article. But when I left the
Herald office with my rommlaslon and
check I felt as w-k as a baby. - hi
es go Times-Herald.
Crimea of Kiplorer.
Dr Peters' exploit In Africa con
r;nu to receive a larger suarr ui yuu
1' ., jurlin than be probably
fof g, tb, preant moment Tfce
newspaper reproduce a very damag
ing letter addressed by the Paulub ex
plorer, llerr St-aveulus, to the C'ojeu
"lu the yeur lv.H I undi-rto k au ex
Kdltlou with three boats and eighteen
blacks up Uie River Tuna to the Eng.
Huh puosfWtlou lu Eat Africa. A feu
years before Dr. Peter had made prac
tically the same Journey, ou the occu
Km of his well knowu expedition In
search of Emlll Pasha.
had lu the meantime H-..U through this
desolate region. When I had rowed
soiue 2tio kilometers up stream the pop-
uhltlou N'gan to retire. u every side
I i-ame aenmt traces of war. lu the
neighborhood of Obangl I found eleven
villages that had been destroyed by Are,
anil every whereskeletous of men, woui-
eu and children, those of wmneu aud
children Mug especially numerous. ,
it was almost Impossible for me to
procure the necessary rice for luy p-1
pie, for as s.xm as we approached the
whole H)ptilace fled panic-stricken.
The natives were terrified at my white
face, for the last white man they bad
seen was Dr. Peters, who had commit-
ted all those atrocities. The English
commissioner In Lamu. Mr. .Macl.ein.in,
remarked to myself and others, when
the conversation Incidentally turned
upon Dr. Peters. 'If we had only caught
bim then we should have hanged him
on the nearest tree.' " Ixidott Times,
WONDERFUL THINGS NEARBY.
rcerlns. Over tha Kdg-e of the Future
In fdence anil Invention,
Flying Is solved. The principle Is
known. A inccbaiilcal expedient Is all
that Is now needed to make It success
ful. Practical flight Is to-day not more
than live or ten years off. Coin ner
clal flight oiuht to come by UC or so.
A glow-worm makes light with about
oiie three huinlredih part of the force
used lu ordinary artificial light. When
men know how to make light as cheap,
streets and homes will lie as llgh: as
day for a mere fraction of what ilglit
now costs. This Is near. Vacuui't il
lumination without Incandescence Is al
ready In full oHratlon, and In a year
or two should cut down cost, and lu
five or ten years light In a city ni.i.v
be, like water, turned on In every
bouse at will.
Compressed air has long been known
to be the best way, theoretically, to
store force for use In transporta'lou.
There Is no waste and no deteriora
tion. The need Is a cheap and effi
cient motor to apply compressed air
to city transportation. If this can be
done, first the trolley poles and wires
will come down, next the horseless, alr
couipressed motor carriage will do all
the work of city delivery.
When these changes come the only
use for gas will be for cooking If this
Is not done by electricity. Factories,
also, before many years, will be ruu
by transmitted electric power. This
has begun to lie done, and In five or
ten years will be completed, and tint
factory fire and boiler will be a ihing
of the past
The city of the future, and no very
distant future. will have no trolley pole
or wires and no horses. All movement
will be on rails by silent air motors
or by horseless carriage equally A
leut All pavements will be asphalt,
t nlimlted light will Ik- as cheap as
unlimited water Is today. No roil
will be delivered at private houses, an 1
no ashes taken from them. With no
horses, no coal and no ashes, street
dust and dirt will be reduced to a
minimum. With no factory fires and
no kitchen or furnace nres, tne air
will be as pure In the city as lu the
country. Trees will have a chance.
Houses will be warmed and lighted
as easily and cheaply as they are now
supplied with water.
A city will be a pretty nice place to
live In when the first twenty years
of the twentieth century are passed.
Law and Longevity.
In an address before the St. Loul
Law School, Cbauncey M. Depew said:
The aw promote, longevity is ne- - o m of
cause Its discipline Improves the phy . , ' imrA. Karly In the after
cl. the mental and the moral Condi- 8l.hwarXe.rg beard of Mural's
lions 01 lis prac... .oner. ...o., r ..,..
It gives him control over himself, and a
great philosopher has written that he
who could command himself Is greater
thau he who has captured a city. The
world has been seeking for all time the
secrets of longevity and happiness. If
they can be united, then we return to
the conditions of Methusalah and his
compatriots. Whether I may live to
I 1141 T aii" ' VJJ" UfM. LMII lUIII tl . r
discovered the secret of Methusalah'
bnppy continuance for nearly l.ouo
years upon this planet. Hu. stayed here
wnen ne nau no sieam aou uo r.ec.r..-
Ity. no steamers upon the river or the
ocean propelled by this mighty power.
no electric light, no railways spanning
tbe continent, no overhead wires snd
no cables nnder the ocean coinmiiulcat-
. turtnns! Ilia satmrlsl and
ing lu.r.iinu ..,.,...,
no trolley lines reducing tbe redundant
population. He lived, not because be
was free from the excitements Incident
to the age of steam and electricity, but
because of the secret which I have dls-
vered. ami It is tins: longevity .110
happluesa depend upon what you pur
In your stomach and what gets In your j
A Wheel of Hllver and Ivory.
I have Just heard of an Infatuated
and plutocratic bridegroom who has
pri nted his pretty Utile wife of a few
weeks wltb a bb-ycle that Is an edition
de luxe of a most ultra-sumptuous de
scription. This "creation" In wheels bas ,
Irs frame and forks overalld with sliver
openwork; the Ivory handl.-s are decor
ated with silver. nd there are Jade
knobs st the ends. Pans of Its equip
ment sre a solid silver cyclometer, s
allver watch and bell and a solid sliver
lamp with cut crystal side lights. The
mudguard Hi sllver mounted and strung
with the finest silk. Wbat kind of frock
will the fortunate owner of this mag
nificent machine consider fit to wesr
when she mounts Its white kid-covered
saddle? I can think only of s gown of
Ivory white slpaca. silky and glistening,
lined witb dead white silk, and with a
white kid ttt trimmed with silver
about her waist, and a hat of white
Mt with no trimming except a band
of silk snd a snowy quill feather to
brosk the outline of its graceful Alpine
sl.ape - Lond-n letter.
A !lly woman need to be watched
as closely as a woman wbose Intro-
' tious are less honest.
LAST IMPERIAL VICTORY.
Napotaon'a Haiti Aaalnal lha Altlra
On the 2Mb, a be passed Itauiieu. be
learued that Oudlnot had been defeated
at Lut-kau: but he gav no heed to tin
report, aud next day be reached Drt
den at nine In (he morning. Au hour
later the guard came up, having per
formed the almost Incredible feat of
marvhlug seventy six miles lu three
aniiainuie. wttn o.io men.
U"J reached lima, a few mile alwve
"' c"y' and Ht. t'yr was drawing In
'"'bind the temporary fortlflcatloiis of
Dresden. The head of Naoleon's di-fens
lv" "ne was to l- kept at any cost. The
enemy, too. was at hand, but they hud
nrt plan. In a council of war held by
them the same morning there was a
protracted debute, and finally Moreau's
advice to advance In scvcti column
a taken. He refused to "fight against
' country," but explained that the
French could never be conquered In
mass, aud that If one assailing column
w,r crushed the rest could still push
This long deliberation cost the allies
their opportunity, for at four lu the
afterninin, when they attacked, the
mass of the French army had crossed
the Elbe and completed the garrison
f the city. For two hours the fighting
was fierce ami stubborn; from three
different sld-, Russians. Austrian!
and Prussians, each made substantial
gains; at six Napoleon determined lo
throw In his guard. With fine prompt-
liens Morticr. with two divisions of the
young guard, sallied forth against Hie
Russians, and. fighting uutll midnight,
drove them beyond the hamlet of Strle
fen. St. Cyr dislodged the Prussia us
and pushed them to Strebla. while Ney.
with two divisions of the young guard,
threw a portion of the Austrian Into
Plauen. and Murnt, with two divisions
of Infantryand IJitour-MaulKiurg's cav
alry, clenrea the suburb Frledrlchstmlt
of the rest. Napoleon, alert and ubiqui
tous, then made his usual round, and
knew when be retired to rest that wltb
"0.01 K) men or boys he bad repulsed I.W
000 of his foe. HI Inspiriting personal
work might be calculated as worth NV
OiiO of his opponents' best men. That
' night iNitb Mariuont and Victor, wltb
' tbelr corps, entered the city; and Van
damme In the early dawn began to
bombard lima, thus drawing away
forces from tbe allies to bold that out-
i Tbe morning of the 27th opened In a
. tempest of wind aud rain, a fact which
Is considered as having been moat ad
vantageous to the French, since It eua
bled them to hide their movements,
and Interfered with their enemy's guns
; and ammunition. In any case, the sec
ond day's fighting ws more disastrous
to the allies than the first. At six both
sides were arrayed. On the French
light Victor and IJitour-Maulxmrg;
then Marmnnt; then the old guard, aud
1 Ney, with two divisions of the young
; guard; next St. Cyr, with Mortler ou
' the left Opposite stood Russians, Pros
sluus and Austrian. In the same rela
' tlve positions, on hlghrr ground, encir
cling the French all the way westward
' and around by the south to Plauen; bo-
tween their center and left was reserv
ed a gap for the Austrlans under Kle
nau. who were coming up from Thar
andt In the blinding storm, and were
overdue. At seven liegan the ar'lllery
I fire of the young guard, but before long
It ceased for an Instant, since the gun
ners fouud the enemy's line too high
for the elevation of their guns. "Con
tinue," came swiftly the Emperor's or
der; "we must occupy the attention
of tbe enemy on that spot."
The ruse succeeded; at ten Murat
dashed through the apparently unno
ticed gap, and, turning westward to
ward the Elbe, killed or captured all
who rompwcd the enemy's extreme
left. The garrison of Plrna stood firm
until afternoon, and then retreated to
ward Peterswald. Elsewhere there was
continuous fighting, but the French
merely held their own. Napoleon loung
ed all day In a curious apathy before
hi. camp fire, bis condition lielng sp-
rhnre... but be still held firm.
,,. .... ,, frillll nrnn
was announced, he prepared to retreat,
and at five his columns were slowly
n lilulr. a-lnir from the eiii.filrt. Rv six
I y Xvon WBi ,ware ,, ,, nnnu t
, sag oref nwautng ,,,, U,(ni0, hr
, . ... ,. ,n thtt ... hi, ,,1,1
I 0?WTO,t and hood stresmlug wltb
I irstln PlyWheels.
: Th- tXinliat o( a fly wne,, ,mot
unhear), of n England, notwlthstand-
. tJjf hgbipHd engines we now hnvo
; ,nnlll ., . ,..,., i,..lHS -
, , ' .j,,,. i,, matter
j of W(wkly ret)ort. , England we have
; m thousands of high speed cast Iron
; u aDd w)(H.u ,
, i(xt t0M WPl8llt running with very
, h' , . ,D(, ,hpy ru
. mJ ,n ,he Buiw
, of , ap.
I gnJ u blgl, V(U folllll, ,..
, mk, fl. .n(H.to of , roll .
, - Mrrow flctorof Metyi nTi Ul,.wli nr)
factor of safety at all, If we consider
the Impossibility of detectlug Inherent
strains and Imperfections In this mate
rial. No one can know the value of
material molded Into form at a tern
perature of 2.0H0 degrees and th.-a cool
ed down to a 40th of this temperature,
nor can they Judge Internal struct tir
by aurface Indications. The fact Is that
cast Iron la not suitable material for
fly wheel that are to be driven at high
speed, nor I It necessary to make ihetn
of tbl material. There Is uot even the
claim of cbeapne lu tbelr favor, If tbe
method of making uch wheels of
wrought Iron and steel were once work
Twenty years ago a Scotch firm, who
bad to make a large fly wheel for a
spinning mill, riveted up a box rim,
made from rolled plates, and filled It
with cemented masonry or "grout," and
did a very sensible thing. I-ondnn En
gineer. Hr Burns ThlrtyK shl Yesr.
There Is a burulug coal uilue 11 Sum
mit Hill, near the Town of Mu'i-u
Chunk. Tbe Are. which wa a'arted
by a tiny accident, has raged In ba
mine since iVM, and all the trmU at
xtlngulsblng It bare failed.
We would bate to be a summer girl
and vilt In Topeka. aod be compelled
to Lis all ths women ovsr there.
A SPANI8H FETE.
One No Longer llcara lbs Oultar sad
lb I aalani-le.
Another time we went down to a fete
in the Plsxa Nueva, the square lu front
of the governor general's pnluee at the
root bf the hill It was held after dark,
which was an Inducement for us to
go. The waiters, from whom we got
nil the gossip we ever heard, ssld that
ll hud something to do with Columbus;
It might Ih thu little affair of the egg,
the discovery of America, or bla own
death, or anything else, for all they
knew or cured. Tbe celebratlou Itself
dlil not help to explain matters. In
lerlis bung from every tree In the plaxa.
There was a crowd of water-carriers,
and donkeys, and womeu, slid priests,
and children, and soldiers, aud men
selling big round cskes that looked like
uiHlerslaod New England pies wltb noth
ing Inside. Rockets were let off at
rare lulervala, aud a band, all drums1
and cymbal, played with Just such a
hruieti, barbarous beating aud clashing
ss the Moor must bare made a they
marched past to one of tbelr periodical
musters In the Vlvarrambla. That was
all, so that the connection with Colum
bus was not very obvious.
But the prettiest part of the ps geant
was on our way back, when at tbe top
of the Calle de los Gomeres, wt saw
a group of girls In the gateway, a
white barricade against tbe darkness
of tbe wood. They broke away, danc
lug as we came, and we followed tbem
np the steepest of the three parting
roads In pursuit of a distant sound of
music. The scone held out promise of
the traditional Spanish night attuned
to the click of castsnets and the thrum
ming of guitars. But within tbe Al
hambrn's Imioaure we found nothing
more romantic than a man with an ac
cordion, aud a few couples waltsllig
under the trees. For the nntlonal dance
and song tbe stranger must go to the
Plum ueiil ov auiue aul ktiimih ,
.,, , .. .
where on the Alhayeln; It Is supposed
. . , . .. . .J . i
to Ih Improper, though It I. at the most
only stupid, and for thla yon must pay '
... ' '
In iK-setas. 1
Hut never once In Granada's open'
l k. I t .. J I . . .. ... .
street and courts, or In those of airy
other Andaluslan town, did w hear tbe
castanets and guitars that play so
seductively through the Andalusia nf
romance and Murray. That they should
still he expected really shows bow bard :
tradition dies. "Am I, then, come In
to Spain to hear humstruma aud hurdy
gurdies?" Beckford asked Indignantly
a hundred years ago. But every new
traveler goes to the country, snre that
for bim. at least, there will be the sweet
strumming and mad fandango all the
long Southern night under tbe stars.
Freaks of Photoarsohr.
I have read, with the comments there-1
on. the account of the spirit photograph-. Sill, and reported by the Buffalo Ex
Ing of a child', foot upon a wludow J pres..
g!s. I have something equally strange ; Professor McAllister, tbe magician,
to offer My father-In law, Emanuel ' ones visited a camp of River Crows on
Ryder, lives a trifle over two miles ; the Yellowstone, and after extracting
north and east of here. He and bis 1 vsseaua paa of cards and other ar
famlly are stanch spiritualists. In the ; tides from the esrs. necks, noses and
fall f WP they bad valuable horse , garments of tbe astonished Indians,
rslted Nellie, which was quite a favor- was Invited to big feast of roast dot
tle. II took sick with colic. I think, and ' and other delicacies.
Just before It died sat upon Its hauueb-1 Chief Two Belly wa. so Impressed by
11 with the foreleg, hanging down, then tbe great medicine powers of the pro
dropped over dead. Although ths day I feasor that be took him to his wigwam,
was clear the tun did not shin on that 1 Introduced him to his daughter. Miss
i in,. n .1,1. of the house, a few roils
! .hieh tn front of a window, tha
Alxitit five months afterward the low
er right-hand pane of glass In the lower
ash of that window began to look
smoky, and Ren the sun shone direct
en the glass th correct pletnrs of the
horse was depleted In ths sitting pos
tnre mentioned. Tbla remained so for
ten years. In the fll of iw! the glas
became clear snd the picture faded
away, and In place were five diagonal
lines, which remained about six months
and disappeared. The glass began to
look cloudy or smoky again, and Ibe
profile of the horse apioared as bvfore,
and Is there to thla day. It does not
look like a Raw In the glass, hut a If
plctnred In the glass. When lbs sun
does shins In a direct line on the glass
in Image cannot be seen, but In the
night. If a I'ght I held against the win
dow, ll can 1 seen by person on tho
outlde. and vie versa. This picture
has been seen by hundreds and Is ap
parently a mystery to eieryhody. The
fact of this phenomenon remains Just
the same, but the query Is open for an
swer: How, why and by what was tho
picture of that dying horss photograph
ed on that window pnne?-Nye, Ore
letter to th Progressiva Thinker.
Why Hootbern Towns IK) Sat Flourish
"Southern town do not flourish, In
a great many Instances, merely on ac
count of a selfish and old-fashioned
government say the Wet Point
Forom, and H contend that city offi
cers should comprise the most vigorous
ly progressive business men of a town-
men who reallxs that anything that la
a public benefit Is readily appreciated j ,n trtlri, a of the treaty It waa f
by an Investor, consequently enhancing j pIr.tt1r Isld down that the custom of
me vsnie 01 an iri--i ."-""
commnnlty. Many Southern towns sr
ten year behind what they should be, 1
1 merely because officials try to be econ- I
: (.mixing, and ar not of sufficient bra In 1
capacity to realise that a few hundred
lor thousand dollars spent would be a !
i moat economical measure.
lionet neas of A ret to los Held.
On these Island bunting trips an om
inous silence reigned. Ws were then
having alternate day and night, and
the spirit of the approaching months of
darkneas seemed to bold tbe day In
thrall. The weird desolation and lone
liness of th grot peak; th Intermina
ble Ice-caps, lustrnna and cold under
the gray waste of cloud; the wlds,
mossy stretches, thlck-t wltb Irregu
lar boulders of nisny hues, and thickly
starred with white, pink, purple and
yellow flowers; lbs absencs of life; tbe
windless hush all these wove s web
of swe alout one' meutal perception,
ami made the world In which w walk
ed eem a part of atrsng d res ma.
A Projected Railway.
The survey of th volcsno Popocste
.. il. Mexico, for tbe purpo of deter
mining the tiest lor Hon for an aerial
i-sbl railway to th summit, bss Just
been completed. This new railway will
iw great attraction to the tourl',
who will now be able to make tbe as
cent to th summit 18.000 feet above
the sea. and also descend to the crater,
where tbe process of extracting sulphur
I bsHug csrrled eut
Graut Allen, It Is said. Invariably
looks as If be were Just recovering from
a severe illness
William Black, the novel writer, I
also a portrait painter, an enthusiastic
botanist, and an ail-rouud sportsman.
The present owner of Judy, which,
next to Punch, la the oldct comic paper
lu England, Is Miss Gillian Debeuhum,
who purchased It recently and Intends
to make a number of chnugos aud Im
provements In It.
Mr. Otvtd, managing editor f the
leading Japnuese newspaper of Toklo,
arrived at Han Framisi-o recently from
Yokohama. He will make a tour of
the world. Mr. Olshl lu his youth si-ut
eight years In the I'nlted States.
Miss Eva Blantyre Simpson, the only
surviving daughter of the late Sir
James Simpson, Intend to mark the ap
proaching JuUles of her father's dis
covery of the application of chloroform
for anesthetic purpca by the Issue of
Stanley J. Weyman, whose "Red
Cockade" has been one of the most
successful of recent novels, has given
up his Intention of taking a long rest,
and I. at work npon a new historical
romance. Weyman Is a very careful
workman, and frequently spends a
week In constructing and writing a
Col. Charles King, the military novel
ist, with his half pay salary, aud his
revenues from his book. Is very com
fortably fixed In life, lie Is a hansome,
oldlerly man of alut fo, with gray
hair and mustache and a bronzed com-
, , ... . - - .
plex on that I f aa a civilian has not
' . . . , . . x,,,-,...
bleached. Col. King 1 ves In sillwau-
" v , . .
kee. and Is now adjutant general or tns
"7s ' " w "
State of V lsconsln.
The prominence of Gen. Lew W allaee
In the St. Louis convention adds Inter
est to the rumor that he has begun a
new piece of literary work on tbe lines
of his "Ben Hur and bis "Prince of ,
India." But as Gen. Wallace In a slow
and painstaking worker and very close-
mouthM regarding nis nnnnisuea writ
ings. It will probably be some time be
fore the public knows even the field In
which be has laid his new plot
- Valuable Dug.
Boms tribes of American Indians are
said to be highly expert at feats of
Jugglery. Other trlles seem to be al
most unacquainted with such tricks.
If we are to credit a story, said to have
been told by a military officer at Fort
: Wlelsta-?.eeta imeauing wiuicaw. sua
I offered ber to him for a wife at
low price of two ponies.
The fesst and daughter were both de
clined, but McAllister was leaving
the tepee be spied a lean, yellow cur.
He asked Chief Two Belly how much
he would take for the dog, at the same
time stroking th brute down the back
and each time taking a handful of
money from tbe end of bis tall.
"Him very valuable dog," said Mc
Allister, picking a coin out of the dog's
eye and another out of his nose. "Tws
ponies for him, chief."
The Indians, with eyes as big a
saucers, stood In aw and astonish
ment, and shook their heads. After
McAllister hsd gone they eerrled th
poor dog down to the river side and cut
bim open, but the goose bad no golden
egg, and they went slowly back to
ramp, as completely dumbfounded and
a solemn a human being can possi
War over an Em."
In KA a Polish nobleman became ob
noxious to th law of the country, lie
fled to Sweden, whereupon John Cassl
nitr. King of Poland, wrote to Cbarles
Guslavus, King of Sweden, demanding
tbe extradition of tbe criminal.
The King of Sweden, on reading th.
dispatch, noticed that bla own nains
and title were followed by only two et
ceteras, while th nsme of tbe King
of Poland was followed by Hires.
The missing etcetra so enraged ths
King of Sweden that h at ones de
clared war against Poland. Tbl war
was carried on wltb great bitterness
.mill irtoo. when a Peace treaty waa
m.mrimA oilva. near Dantxlg.
1 .. -.... titles ly etceteration
should still bold good, but that for tb
future each of the two parties should
give ths other three etceteras. Odds
A writer In a recent French scientific
paper gives tbe following formula for
manufacturing copying Ink. by means
of which a number of copies csn be ob
tained without Ibe aid of a copying
press: Logwood extract, twenty-elgbt
grammes; sods rrystsls, three and one
half grammes; eliminate of lead (neo
trali, one gramme; gum acacia, three
snd one-balf grammes; glycerine, twenty-eight
grammes; and a sufficient
quantity of distilled water. The log
wood extract. In tbe powdered form. Is
to I put Into porcelain vessel wMv
the sods; then sdd two, hundred and
thirty grammes (one thousand grammes
equals one kllogrsmme) of wster, and
boll until th exlract la dissolved and
the solution hss a reddish tint Then
take off the fire, add the glycerine,
then the cbromate and the gum, which
must be dissolved In a little water.
Ha Fall Secara,
"Miss Dyna Mite railed at the office
the other day and hurled Invective at
me for over an hour."
"And frightened you ont of your
"Not at all. 1 knew she couldn't bit
Tb women do not admire a woman
who works, but tb un do.