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Kev. Wetherby BmOea wu rotor at
st. Junta nod occupied u row embow
ered cottage nut fur from the church.
The wttefOi with Itt attendant garden.
mi 11 ilalnly. pretty spot, which hxikixl
tliuiiRb a woman's baud hud planted
am curixl for It.
Hut ii" woman hnd anything to ln
villi Uw rectory. Iter. Smiles' ouly
n-rvant wan a doddering old man; tin'
rector prepared ti 1m own meals, except
wbi'P "' WUH Invited 'o I' ll liy snlllc old
Inly wlio pitied his lonely, Indlgcstlon
jiot that Kev. Wetherby Smiles was
...t. Ii.id.r 1. 111 Mf U..,ll..a ,,-na
Terr high church Indeed. Unfortunate
jr, 8t. Jami'H' und tliu parish people
0m extremely low.
Tin' rector felt that the clergy, to lie
(M' to give their wlmle time nud
Hongllt to their work, should live llveH
,,f celibacy. "'' nnd ',,,t llt timet a
strong drawing towards some eoclcxl
Blttcal order In which such vows would
,e necessary. Then he would wear
hoiiic outward sign of his vow s, and the
muni women of his pariah would not
full In hive with him.
The rector was young and good-look-Ing;
In' had bean In his present pustor
t,. leal than a year, and he had already
bmi mi experience.
Kev. Wcthcrliy Smiles, from study
window, eould look across his garden
pint and see the lirown earth warming
In the spring sunshine and the trees
anil hushes slowly bursting Into life.
He looked across his garden, I say,
mil icroaa the garden, beyond the low
bwlKc was another garden which In
iiinmier was full of color. lie had no
1 . .1 iln brilliant lined beds the veur
before, but now the only bit of color
wis a pale blue morning robe that flit
ted about the luelosure.
To tell the truth, the rector bad sel-
dmii noticed that morning gown or the
lllile woman Inside It before. Hut It
pleased bis fancy now to look across
tile hedge and watch his neighbor.
He recalled that bis old major domo
lind told blm the cottage next the par
nonage was occupied by a widowed
hidy a lonely creature who had taken
a . . . .... ...
up Her aiKHle mere mil suoruj m
Bar. Smiles was settled over St. James".
He remembered the little figure In
black lU one of the side pews, pointed
out to blm by the clerk as "Mrs. Scor
rlU'h," and probably had not given her
a thought or glance afterward.
However, be saw so much of the pale
blue gown that first warm week In
spring that he looked for the little
widow in her pew the next Sabbath.
Blie had laid aside her weeds and was
dressed In some clinging, fawn-col-oreil
material that made her look like
a very demure Utile moth. And she had
the sweetest face In the world at least
the sweetest face In Kev. Wetherby
On Monday morning the clerical
black appeared In the rectory garden
about as soon as the pretty morning
rols appeared over the hedge. The de
mure little face dimpled and smiled un
der Its garden bat at the rector's ap
proach, and the widow nodded brightly.
"You are early at your gardening this
morning. Mrs. Seorrltch," be said.
"Yes. but It's so warm," she replied
lu defense. "I am expecting my cro
cuses to appear any day now."
"I'm afraid we'll see some frost yet,
Mm. Seorrltch." said the rector.
"Sow. don't talk that way. I beg!"
cried the little woman, clasping her
hands, Inclosed In long -wrlsted and par
ticularly well fitting gauntlets. "Just
I suppose my crocuses should come up
I and be frost-bltteu? Oh, the thought
! loo awful."
T sincerely hope you will not be ills
appointed, but the climate is uncer
tain." Many were the conferences held
neri.s i lo hedge regarding the proper
pruning of rose trees, the planting of
hnrdy seeds, and the preparation of the
beds of earth. The 1 tor had never
suspected there wns so much detail lu
tl' business of gardening.
One morulug, Just after a warm night
Wrr.nitNCKs held across the hedge
rain, Rev. Smiles was called l" the
hedge by a little cry from his neighbor.
"They are coming!" she cried In de
light. "See! Here Is the dearest little
blnde of green pushing up through the
Bold and there Is unother and anotb
Just look at them!"
The rector found It necessary to leap
the hedge the hud been something of an
athlete at the university, and certainly
this spring weather was sending the
Wood coursing through his veins quite
like old times) and look at the crocus
hod near to.
'They are such lovely ones," she said
earnestly. "I don't believe you noticed
them at all last spring" (be pronounced I
maledictions upon himself for baring I
been so blind us to miss so much beauty
the previous seasoni, "but they will tie I
even better this year- If we don't have 1
that horrid frost you have been
But when be had returned to his own
lonely domain and entered bis study be 1
topped and thought aerlously for a ;
minute. Then he cast his flat-crowned
ministerial hat upon the floor with
great emphasis and exclaimed:
"It's my creed, I tell you, that a man
tn orders should not marry T
Now, there was no one visible to
argue the question, and yet there
Named to he argument In bit own
mind, for llev. Wetherby Smiles smote
his palm with his Bleached fist angrily
und kicked the flat crow nod hat to the
other end of the room.
For two days the rector of St. James'
rigidly stlrled his Interest In crocuses;
Ids Interest In creixls, however, was not
entirely satisfying. On Sunday, after
vi specs, be overtook on his way borne
a little figure m a faw n colored gown..
"You must see my crocuses. Mr.
Smiles," she snld. "The buds will be
opeu before next Sunday."
The rector glanced gloomily at the
darkening sky, and thought that proba
bly there would be a frost thai night
Hut he could not long think of frost
and other unpleasant possibilities un
der the skillful manipulation of bis
charming little neighbor,
He hesitated nt her gate, and again
crocuses triumphed over creed. The
crocuses were flourishing finely; the
Creedl took I back seat Indeed a very
unobtrusive seat In the rector's mem
ory. Ills Interest In the crocuses continued
that evening to so late an hour that
IK ST All fl 0 AT THIS Ari'AIIITIO.X.
his old servitor really thought he was
not coming to supper and cleared away
"Never mind," said the rector, kindly,
"I am not hungry." and when the old
man had doddered off to bed he sat
down before the open window of bis
chamber und stared out luto the still
He sat there for an hour. A light
burned behind the curtain nt one of his
neighbor! windows. That was her
light, he knew. Finally It disappeared,
but be sat on, bis arms folded upon the
sill, his eyes glaring fixed Into the dark
ness. Creed was making a strong light
It grew rapidly colder, and suddenly
Hcv. Wetherby Smiles awoke to the
dlacomforta of the outer man. lie
shivered and drew away from the win
dow. There was no breeM und no
clouds, but iiu Increasing chill made
blm close the easement.
Then he slipped on a smoking jacket
and went to the door. There was a light
ban upon the river and a shimmer of
frost lu the air.
"A bad night for the farmers and
fruit growers," he thought. Then bis
mind reverted to those crocuses. "They
will be black by morning," be said.
"Too bad. and the little woman thinks
so much of them."
He hesitated a in mien1 an ! than went
In again, reappearing shortly with an
"Just the thing to spread before the
lied to defend them from the frost," he
muttered, and with long strides he
crossed the rectory garden and leaped
l'eellng n good deal like a night
prowler who bad no bualneea in the
place he crept through ills little neigh'
lsir's garden and approached the cro
cus bed. He started at the slightest
sound and glanced about fearfully.
Supposing somebody should see him
one of bis parishioners, even Ids major
Suddenly Just us he spread the cover
ing over the crocus bed und was turn
ing hastily to tlee, he henrd a sound
upon the porch. He started, and his
eyes became fixed upon the vision be
fore blm. A figure, all In white, and
motionless, stood upon the lower step.
BeT. Wetherby Smiles was startled,
but he was not superstitious. I'or
some seconds, however, he stared at the
apparition before ho recognised It. Then
be stepped quickly forward und lwgnn
to make excuses In a low voice.
"Mrs. Seorrltch I.ydla-1 beg your
pardon, but I thought "
He got no further In his faltering re
marks. With a shuddering little cry
the figure tottered and would hare fall
en to the ground hail he not caught her
In his arms.
"Uood Lord!" muttered Rev. Smiles,
the perspiration starling from his brow.
"What a situation!" He was tempted
to lay her down utxm the porch and
run. Instead he Itooped down and
lifted her and carried his burden Into
There wns a couch In the reception
room. He laid her down and lighted
the gas. She opened her eyes Ian
guldly and saw him.
"I have frightened you. I.yilln," ho
said. "Ileally, I had no Intention, yon
know. I only remembered the cro
"I thought you were n burglar, she
admitted. "Aud when I heard your
"Didn't you recognize It?" he asked.
"You -you had never sioken In Just
that way before, and "
He took her hands. "I was only think
ing of the crocuses. I.ydla." be snld.
which was very true. He had quite
forgotten the "creed."- Plica t;lobe.
Mai ileal ty ltepawa
Out In Missouri a marriage ceremony
has Just 1-ecn performed by telephone
The bride stood at one end of the wire
In one town, and the groom at tbe oth
er end In another town. A clergyman
and wlui-es surrounded each of tbe
contracting parties and "central" at
tended to it that no time was wasted.
Every "mother of a pretty girl U a
board ot itrategy.
HER CARGO OF "SALT."
How a Faaiou Filibuster ltccclvcil
the Hcveuue llltuen.
Amoug the several small vessels.
whose Ullbusterlng expeditious to Cuba ;
I nave occasioned this government so
much annoyance and expense, few
have been the subject of as much
watchfulness, or kept custom collec
tors awake at night as fnsiucntiy, as
This trim little vessel 1ms Ixx-n Inter
aaptad and overhauled several times;
her cargo and clearance paper were
subjected to the severest scrutiny; and
though government officials knew, by
a sort of Intuition acquired by custom
officer (hacked by floating rumorsi,
that the Woodull was uot the liimxvut
craft she preiitcndcd to Ik-, nothing
could ever le proved against her.
A story told by a machinist, uncut nn
escapade of the Woodull at a time
wbeti her peculiar actions first attract
a government attention, might throw
considerable light ujsn a subj.st
whose mystery has bullied the wit of
many a clever official.
"I supisise you know nil nlxmt tbe
j bayous and Inlets running up from Ver
million Bay, not fur from the salt
mines of southern lAiulsUina. where
President Cleveland goes hunting';"
began the machinist. "Well. I hud been
doing some work at the salt mines,
when word came that a vexsel was
down In the bay wanting all the men It
could yet to load up.
"I went with some other men. A
few were turned back, but most of us
were put on to the Job of loading sacks
of salt on to the WimnIhII. which lay
out In an arm of the bay as close to
shore as she eould get.
"It was common enough for Nxits to
run up In the bays to take on salt or
lumber, but what I thought queer was
a lol of tKix.iirs laying up In tbe
woods on a temporary track. Hon they
come there an' what they come for I
wanted to know. It wasn't so long rill
"We bustled that salt on tsvnrd lively.
I tell you. It was hard work, but good
pay. Saturday the Cnp'n come olong
an' says: 'Hoys. I got a Job for you to
do, an' every man that ain't willing to
swear he'll kis-p his mouth shut can
"We all swore.
" 'Sm them box cars? he says, point
ing to the track In the woods; i want
every last one o' them carloads stowed
In tbe Woodall before Monday morn
Ing. Kin you do Itf
"Of course wo could.
"Well. sir. the first load wns a
prise. The Woodall bad n false
torn as long an' near ns wide ns
self. Inylng up there ready for
"Salt! Well. I should smile! Smelt
mighty like powder, nn' looked mighty
like guns an' ammunition. We worked
.111' sweated nil that night an' all day
Sunday nn' Sunday night. We was
t.lgb ded for sleep, only snntcblng n
minute's rest now and then, nn' gain'
a' It agin. We sprinkled the empty txx
cars with salt, nn', In fact, we wnstisl
good salt promiscuous around there.
"Monday inoniln' ns soon as thoy
could git to us. down oomo the custom
boon offlcors. Got wind about exlry
hands nnd rushed Job, an' they was
bound to find out tbe whole of It.
"Down In the bottom of the bay lay
that cargo of wder an' lead, an' we
was Just loadlug the last few sacks of
salt on to the Woodall.
"Steam was up an' everything ready
for a start. The officers took n look at
the empty cars an' then went on lvwird
nnd Overhauled the cargo. Xothln' but
"At last they went away, lookln' dis
satisfied, an" one of 'em says to me:
T.'H.lis like you fellows wanted a heap
0' salt around here.'
" 'Salt's cheap,1 says I.
" Twarn't no time before the Wood
nil had that false liottom up an' In tow
down the bay.
" 'Where was she goln'T Ask me
somethiu' I know."--Leatle'f Weakly,
An Kxsmple Worth I minting.
A church In Philadelphia Is contem
plating the purchase of a farm as n
place of outing and recreation for the
poor of the parish. The one under con
sideration contains about n hundred
acrea Bight acra are woodland, in
whloh the parish boys could camp. A
vineyard occupies an acre; and the rest
Is under cultivation. The main dwell
Ing house contains twenty one rooms,
thirteen of which are Isslrooms. An
unfailing stream of water runs through
the place. There is an abundance of
fruit, tbe locution Is high nnd whole
some, nnd In nn exceedingly good
neighborhood, It Is, moreover, imped
thai by Judicious farming tbe prod
ucts of the place will pay most of Its
expenses. The older members of the
parish who could not otherwise leave
the city for even a week or two during
the heated season will enjoy a visit to
the farm. The lwiys can go there for a
w eek, while a field on the place would,
with a little work, make an excellent
athletic ground, which might lie open
to them nt all times. Tbe plan Is high
ly commendable, and If Judiciously car
ried out cannot fall to ls successful.
Why not adopt It In other cities!
A Truvcler's Opinion.
It Is seldom oue meets a man In
America who Is quite satisfied with his
own position. The colored man who
walled on me In n Hoston hotel wanted
to lie n cook, and so get higher w ages
The beadwalter In the dining room
itC I a bettat educated man than Is
usually found In that position, and he
was anxious to 1 a teacher. As I
travel, if through the country, I found
the fanners' sons, as a rule, eager to go
luto business In the towns. A young
broker WhOfk 1 met wished he could
have given his life to the study of sci
ence, while a physician, and a scientific
man of high standing, confided to nu
thai clrcumstnnces had urged blm Into
his present work, and that he was con
fident be could have served the world
nnd himself liettcr as nn active politi
cian. Americans appear to be uncon
tclotis of this unrest, which grows out
of tbe desire to become wealthy or
eminent. Eueb man finds his own dul'y
work commonplace, and fancies that
be could show higher qualities In bis
There Is truth In this criticism; but .
Is the characteristic pointed out pecu- ;
liar to America and the Americans!
ninx fume Hack.
"No on else will ever wi-ar this ring! j
.lere It gix-r' said Chnrb-s lhlgHxl
to Mia Ellxa TurnbuU, standing up lu
a boat one August night lu and
tossing their engagement ring Into the
tneqwohanna Rlfer, near rumiuia.
They bad come from the Berkshire
llllU to visit mutual friends and had
quarreled while returning home from ;
a picnic. After their return to tbe Berk :
shire Hill they were reconciled and
RaoMtty some fishermen "tsibblng"
through the Ice for pickerel In the Sim
quchanna, near Windsor, forty miles
south of I nadllla. made a large catch.
A cousin of Itloodgoml, one of the fish
ermen. In opening one of lit fUh. found
a gold ring. lie burnish. it up. and
Inside the circle discovered the Initials
of Illootlgood and Mls I'nnil.iill. He
sent the rlug to his cousin. Susque
hanna siss'lol to Sew York World.
Uurrr Hncr Inhubltliitf thr latead of
The world of science has Just leen
roused to unusual Interest hy a report
of the Commercial (icogrnphlcul So
clely of I'rance, giving details concern
Ing a race of mustached white women
who Inhabit tbe Island of Yeso. one
of the northwest of the JapattOM TOUp
The facts which the report furnishes
are tboaa learned by A. II, Klabukows
kl, nn explorer mid delegate of the so
ciety, who has recently returned from a
visit to the strange people described.
The existence of the Alnos, as the
race to which these people belong Is
called, has long been known to ethnolo
gists, aud Mr, Klabukovvskl has the
honor of being the first explorer of
modern times to penetrate the country
and look upon It and Its people with
the keen eye of tile ethnologist.
He is believed to be the only white
man who has gained reliable Informa
tion concerning the women, whose
mustai Ins aie equal to those ever worn
by any member of their rnco.
Than women are massive In npjs'nr
a nee. and. In fact, appear to battel
physical advantage than the men. They
have high clic k bones and are distinct
They do not have that ghastly yellow
l-h complexion characteristic of the
Chinese and Japanese, but rather bear
every appcarauce of white women who
have lived much In the open air. Their
muatacbae, when natural, rre always
black and silky, and are Invnrlubly
tin nisi up at Uith ends.
It seems that not every one can grow
a mustache. Whnt Is tbe cause of this
fact no one apparently knows.
There Is not even a native explana
tion, except the one found In the statu
Dent that the mustache Is an Indica
tion of tbe caste or rank of the owuer
The eciillnrlty Is all the more
strange for the reason that tbe Alnos
are a decided hairy race, their whole
Ixwlles Ixdng generally covered with
hair that Is naturally soft and silky.
If, however, one of the women passes
the age of H with no trace of a mus
tache appearing, her parents take It
for granted that Nature has taboo d
her so fur as mustaches are concerned,
and proceed to supply the defect. In
appearance at least, by the aid of tat
toolng. The skill which than people possess
of Imitating the mustache By these
menus Is remarkable, Indeed, nt a dis
tance, it is almost Impoeatble to tell
whether or not the mustache Is genu
ine or Imitation.
America's New War I'brase.
Not one of all the trllx? of railway
ixirters who ever shouted "Twenty niln
Utn for breakfast!" Into the rear door
of a Pullman sleeping ear ever agpoel
isl Unit his cry should lx- repeated on
the d.s'k of a warship In action. Hut
that Is what shmii to have actually
hupponcd In the record brivtiklng Imttle
of Manila, At the same time tbe light
was the hot teat, when the Spanish
shljis were jvt llltflaaHojod and the
batteries on shore were still alive, tile
American shlls ceased tiring and with
drew. The first rejxrt.s had It that It
was for the purpose of repairing the
ships, to hold a council of war mid to
land tbe wound. si from the American
ships. The biter roxirt stales the truth
with Anglo-Saxon frankness It wiw to
give the men a chance to gel something
to eat. '
So a new war cry has been added to
American history, and alongnlde of
Lawrence'i "Don't give up the ship!"
and Perry's "We have met th MMtf
and they arc ours!" will live Dewey!
"Twenty minutes for breakfast !" It Is
a great commander, h commander of
very much more than ordinary ability,
who. in the midst of a grent naval com
but whose Issue WHS still DOdeCtded,
could romemlHT that lighting Is hungry
work ami that men are strotignl ntid
moat Intelligent when well fed. His
tory nxsirds the dissls of h.T.x-H who,
In the excitement of battle, have forgot
ten fatigue and WOOndl und hunger and
all other considerations. Hut hlsurry
has no record of such a buttle as that
of Manila, and no nxx.nl of a coin
tnander who stopxsl lu the middle of
a battle to get breakfaat The two fncra
are not uni-onnected.-Colorailo Springs
Attorney Too Confident.
A (Jerman on trial many years ago lu
western Ohio f'T maliciously cutting a
neighbor's COW bad so couvlncisl his at
torney of his Innocence that, although
the evldeinv agnltmt him was totally In
uffltfent! nv lct him, bis attorney, In
order to give blm the compbtixt vindi
cation, plaosl his client on the stand
and asked him polnfblauk: "Did you
cut the cowV" The effixt was startling.
With blanched face and quivering lips,
the accusixl stared In agony at the
court and stjuiiniored: "Mln Oott,
Shudge, I can't tell you a lie. I know I
shall go lode hell If I do. I cut dot
pow." Cojm' and Comment.
House I tu lit f Hat.
An Ingenious butter of I'urls con
structed a house of felt made out of
24,000 'a house consisted
of parlor, dining room aud lied room,
also a kltcln n. It was erected upon a
platform ujsid the plain of Ht. Henla,
und could lx- transported from place to
()IJL. day you hear that a woman Is se
riously III, and may never recover, nnd
the next day you aee her down town
fussing with the dry gixxls clerks.
Providence takes care of some fools
by giving them wives to look after
Tbe man w ho can acknowledge a mis
take without blaming It on some ooe
else baa true moral courage.
HOW THE YANKEE FIGHTS.
feattM af HaalM Described in
Porto h leu reaper,
We know now bow the yankee fights.
till sea neither Ills Vessel-, with nickel
tccl armor, nor bis many cannon of
twenty centimeter caliber are of any
Use to him.
Montojo, the heroic Montojo, In com
maud of a few vixisels. some mere p..u
tonus, gave the valiant American th"
finest drubbing registered III naval
Hack to Hong Kong will go the II
lustrloos hogs with drooping snouts,
endeavoring to till up the holes which
our Insignificant cniiuoii made In the
Invulnerable armor of their ships.
And on land?
Ah! On laud It Is the strangest and
most surprising tilings that our read
ers can Imagine.
Tw o armor cluils, three cruisers, six
launches armed with mitrailleuses and
cannons, live lighters full of dirty and
greasy yaukei-s; all this was directed
1 Inward Spanish Mill and pro. did
noisily to Muriel.
Hut at Muriel were the QafWM rifle
: men. a gallant battalion that received
1 the hogs at fair range.
And. oh! Cowardice never Ix'fore
seen; those armor-clad, those cruisers,
those launches and those militiamen
! turned tall to the land and placed all
j their hopn In Bight, thus saving their
When Hie women of Kentucky or of
New York hear of this they will present
you with their beel petticoat
And those yatikee women will he no
j worse looking for so great a shame.
for even In lime of peace they are
j worse than a China woman.
It's all right!
A Ix'atlug lu the Philippines, a beat
Ing lu Cuba, a Ix'iitlng everywhere.
And when are you coming here, you
j big thieves?
Our .111111011 are yawning at having to
: kix-p their mouths open so long.
Come, arrive, roblxTx of Portuguese
We are w aiting to cut off your 10 Itttl
BttropO and Amorln are laughing
I with open Jaws at these mule slaying
I warriors, who flee from the guns of
I Havana and Polio Itlco. and Inate id
burn with Jets of steam unfortunate
und defeneeiooa peeeongcra
What a shame!
If these gentlemen come here we
shall have first-class harvests lu coin
Ing years, as our fields will be splen
didly manured with the grease of hogs
and tbe lioues of mull's. Come, cow
ards! It Is said that the American guns nre
of very long range.
Hut what! There Is compensation
for every thing lu this world.
And In exchange the s illors w ho have
to handle these guns are pemOM of
very little range.
So one thing makes up for the other.
Taking this Into account, It Is easy to
explain why III the bombardment of
Mn talmas, now celebrated In the annuls
of modern history, no projectile fell
even by tnlstal.e within the circuit of
the city nor within the foitlllcatlouji of
In ho Ignorant n manner
The atoraaaM fleet finsi
That, oil, lien vena! only
One bad nnile it slew.
Ilernblo ie Puerto ltlco of May 4.
TEACHING UNDER DIFFICULTIES
An Arctic Fchool XV here There Were
Ml-s Anna Putoomw writes nn nrtl
ele for the Century on "The Three It's
nt Circle City." Miss Kuleoiner snys:
The greatest draw back to my School
work was the lin k of Ixmks. Naturally,
most of ti0 Children required churl and
primer, neither of which wns included
In Hie school Outfit, nor could they 1st
obtained at Circle City. Had there not
been a good blackboard and u plentiful
supply of crayon, 1 scarcely know bow
1 should have managed. I would group
the little ones about me at the black
board, and make up the lessons, day by
day, In Ixith printing und w riting. They
liked to write It came easy to them
and each one tried to make his writing
look plainer and neater than thai of his
fellows. The little ones were ambl
Hon-, to read out of books, "like the
big girls." As I had none for Iheni,
they hunted up "Ixiol.s," as they called
them, seining upon stray leave from
novels and pieces of new spapers.
A good many grown girls and boys
Were Just learning to read. They were
ashamed and awkward at the black
board, and at first did not progress as
Inst as the little ones. This made such
uphill work, and was so discouraging
that I was afraid I would lose ninny of
the older onee altogether. At this June
1 111 '. however, the missionary of the
Church of Kiiglunil, who was stationed
for the winter at Circle City, kindly
helped me out by the lonn of a number
of IxHiks, slates, nud h'IcIIs. Among
these IxHiks were six primers and llrst
renders. How happy I was to get them,
even though they had to lx- divided
among twenty six children: I doubt If
such a medley of Ixioks w as ever before
seen III a school room; a sot of ordinary
school books for Intermediate grades,
Including n physical geography Mad
world's history; I'.ngllsh readers, spell
ers, and little paper covered arithme
tics; twenty pages from "Christy's Old
Organ;" about half of the New Ti sin
incut; Km 1 pages from "The Woman In
White;" parts of four oilier novels;
newspaper scraps; nud a couple of the
queerest possible little religious prim
ers, published by a Imdon tract socie
ty. The leaves of mine of the Ixioks
were yellow with nge, baring been
tnkeii Into Hint region by si miners
who bud studied them thirty or more
years ugo. It wns amusing to watch
the children Sx'lllng out the words and
trying to read In these scraps of old
books and pupcrs.
"I hope tbe wur'U lost a few week
"I've Just got In a big stix k of lings
and fireworks Unit I expect to sell at
on advance of from 'Si to BO x r cent.
If eoDdltloftl continue favorable."
A Him Hunlen.
Mrs. IiTclotgtt ou usi-d to say that
I was all the ertd you.
Mr. Lore!. Ig:e- You were- you are
still, and slme I've had to support you
I can appreciate juet h. . old man At
The lee hair a woman has thy more
time It taken her to arrange It.
HOIISON AND MIS LITTLE BAND OF MliKOLS.
These nre the portrait of I. lent. Mchmoad Pearson llohson snd hi gallant
crew of BOTOa xv ho snnk the IfoTlUUM hi the Health of Siintiiign liny, nud who
will live In history ss among the bra Veal af the world' nraisa The ninth pic
ture In the group la tl at of Nnvsl Cadet Joseph W. Powell, who commanded the
Inunch that followed the Mcrriiiinc, braving death to rescue the forlorn hop"rs.
Hebrew, the lender snd originator of the plan, lx n naval seaetraetee, with thi
relative rank of lieiiteiinnt, junior grade, floiitga Olianlta waa a aaaaaii nails
of the flratdnw on board the cruiser New York. He lives nt Ixivvell, Mils., and
lx .'II years old. J. ('. Murphy wss the BOXae nln of the lovvn. Oabora Wnm n
Dalgnnn wn bom in Stuart, lown, nnd Is .'II years old. He has lieen hi the nnvy
several yenr. nnd wns one of the Mcrrimue' original crew. I'riin. ls Kelly wn
also one of the crew of the Merrliimc. lie U a lloslon mini, nnd Is 'is y.nrs o'.l.
(bsirge K. Phillips In .'U years old, and Waa lxrn In Qanbridgepoet, Mux. He
enlisted on the Mcrriiiinc ns a innchlii.st Hon after the collier wn Ixmght by the
government. Ilniulolph Clausen wns covvaln of the New Y'ork, and smuggled
I ie. -elf alxHird the Mcrriiiinc without xrnilxlnn.
SECOND CITY OF CUBA.
Mntnnnna Noted for it Qantaveaaaa
nn.l hiiiirrb lleiiiity.
Matanxas Is the second cltv of Cuba
In slue, wealth and comuicrclal Import
ance and Is noted for Its heultbfuliiess,
qualntnaaa ami beauty. Before the
war the population of the city was (kl,
tx.l, but It dwindled to one half, thou
sands of Its Ix'St citizens having Joined
the Insurgent army, and other thou
sands having ban nattered or killed
owing to the exigencies of war. The
province has nlways lieen noted for Its
Tbe San Junu Itlver divides tbe city
Into two parts, the Pueblo Nuevo new
town und Versailles, nud the river
Is spanned by several hands, .me
stone bridges. Pueblo Nuevo contains
the railway depot and one of the most
beautiful avenues In all Cuba tbe Cul
scdu de San Kstevan. Kor two miles
It Is lined with liiqHisIng villas, all with
pillared porticoes In front, paved, like
the terraces, with mosaic of black and
white marble, or blue nnd yellow tiles.
Thest casus of the old time tilled gar
dens arc colored pn gr sky blue,
rose-pink, lavender, purple, crushed
strawlwrry, and yellow, but tbe colors,
which elsewhere would seem to stand
eternally swearing nt tho landscape,
here tone It so perfectly with the tropic
sky und foliage that you fall to notice
the violent contrasts. All the bouses
am set flush with the pavement, but
each has Us beautiful garden nt the
sides. Blind with Dowers and stately
palms, surrounded by tall Iron railings
ami stone pillars topped with urns.
After the great conflagration of for
ty three years ago, In which more than
half of M alliums was burned, the well
to do losers rebuilt their homes on the
heights above the city, where ocean
hrccKcs blow fresh and cool and the
wide spreading bny affords a charm
ing picture. I'nfortunately, perhaps,
tbe old and uncomfortable public build
ings remained untouched by the flames.
hit.- ifetetttti .-L-s .a
MATAN.A8, CIUIA'H HKCONII IAW!EHT (MTV.
The musty cathedral, whose corner
tone wus laid more than three ecu
turles ago, Is Imposing by reason of
musMlveness and rude architectural
lieauty. The custom bouse, aCOCted
near tbe beginning of the present MB
tury. Is long and low, with overhanging
roof of red tiles and pillared Inner cor
rldors. Matanxas rejoices In tbe pos
session of a splendid Hew theater,
which Is said to be tbe finest In the
West Indies, not even excepting Ha
bana'l "Theater of a Hundred Doors."
There are several handsomely appoint
ed club houses and rusluos, too; for In
Cuban titles, as In Purls, London and
Madrid, club life flourishes, at the ex
pense of domestic Institutions. The
view of the city from the summit of
tho hills above Sun Heverlno Castle Is
mngnlllcent and Includes more than
thirty miles of undulating shore Hue.
THE RIUHT OF MIQHT.
War In All II Horror Ha lieen with
Us fltana the llli Hi of Time.
War has Imm-u defined as murder
glorified. The scaffold replaced by a
triumphal arch would perhaps be more
figurative. A condition of things quali
fied as oxtra-legal would be more eg,
act War la the paradox of Jurlspru
deuce. It sauctloiis that which It bus
forbidden; honors that Which It pun
ishes, aud rewurds that which It re
provce. Its criterion Is the result
There Is no question of Justice or of
Injustice. There Is a question merely
of victory or defeat The Itomuns,
who, whatever their faults may have
been, were not casuists, summed It up
In a sentence--vae vlctls woo to the
vanquished. War and humanity are
congenital. Tbey appeared on earth
together. In tbe Old Testament the
moot ancient chronicle Is a tale of raur
dna There two Drotners are ract to
fail'. Their Ideas conflict. One k1 !s
the other. The brothers are slice.-, d
ed by families, the latter by clans.
There are tents and passions. There
are races, nations, empires. Hut ill-
vi. i.v- the COnflld of Ideas, always the
battle which ensues. History ha the
monotony of the Infernal region.. It
Is made up of groans. The lesson which
disengages from It Is the right of
might. There never tins Ix'cii any oth
er. Tbe early warriors bad the Whirl
wind for ally. The moon was their
servant. To aid them the sun stood
still. The terror of Sliial gleamed from
j their breastplates. Men could not sen
their faei s ami live. They encroa ho I
and conquered. On the rock bound hill
j they founded a Hue of kings, pics, n -
; ly Vengeance Incarnate talked. As y.
rlon. They were swept Into chains and
remained there until It occurred to Cy
rus to change the Kuphratcs' coui-e.
With Alexander, who chased kings
hither and thither, came more might.
When the Human eagles pounced upon
1 their prey there wns more. There wn
nlways more. In history there Is little
else. Of Justice or Injustice never a
word. Spain knows It. II Is might
that made her. Hut might Is not el.r-
! mil. Kven Hercules Is dead.
M nn.. 1. hi e Aelora.
Some of our actors nre wealthy men.
Joe Jefferson Is rated at IfcOOOyOQO and
Sol Smith Hiissell Is a close second,
with something over $1.: to his
Jih- Murphy, of Kerry Qow funic,
while not us rich us Jefferson or Hiis
sell, is lu no danger of going to the
pool-house. He has made nearly a mil
lion out of Kerry How and It hat
brought him In $110,000 for many years.
An amusing story Is told of this pop
ular actor. It was his custom vc.is
ago to ostentatiously Ixirrovv on the
UnltO every morning from a certain
manager, and always return It In Ihu
evening. A noticeable point was that
In nsklug for the money Murphy never
tit" iL '
lowered his voice or Mooted to want t
keep the mailer a secret fro SB bystan.1
Ing actors. After this thing had gniin
011 for some time Hie manager asked
for an explanation, "Well, you sc.,
said Murphy, "If these fellows thought
1 had money ulxnit me, they'd atrlhn
me for U loan, but when they see mo
borrowing myself, they think It's no
Hulnii rged Mountain.
A submerged Island has been found
1,000 miles due west from QlbrnJtai
which offers a curious problem for
geographers. It wus discovered by the
Prince of Monaco, nnd will soon ls
placed on the charts issued by the Hy-
drogrupblc Office at Washington.
The sunken Island was discovered
quite by accident by the Prince while
making soundings from his yacht Prin
cess Alice, and the formation was ac
cordingly named after the yacht. The
Island Is Supposed to have been at one
time a huge volcano. Its shape, which
has been determined by careful sound
Ings, Is much the same ns Hint of a
huge cocked hut. The Island Is In no
danger of Interfering In the least with
navigation, since Its highest point Is
some fourteen fathoms below the sur
face of the sea. New York World.
II it my Common In It ly.
Italy Is said to have more bigamists
than any other Kurupeuu country. This
Is made posslblo because the church re
fuses to recognise civil marriage, mid
the state dis-s not regurd a church mar
riage as binding. The result Is that un
scrupulous men marry two wive- oue
with the sanction of the church, the
other with tbe sauctlon of the law.
After a mau baa expressed his opin
ion be often wlsbee be bad patroulsvxl a