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UNION Extnb. July, 1897.
GAZKTTK Kstab. Dec, 188.
Consolidated Feb., 1899.
COBVAIiMS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOTE14BEB 5, 1901.
VOL. II. NO. 28.
CHAPTER XV. (Continued.)
That brought to my mind what I had
almost forgotten the woman whom my
imprudent curiosity had brought into
pursuit of her. I felt ready to curse my
folly aloud, as I did in my heart, for
having gone to Messrs. Scott and Brown.
"Olivia," I said, "there is a woman in
Guernseywho has some clue to you "
But I could say no more, for I thought
she would have fallen to the ground in
her terror. I drew her hand through my
arm and hastened to reassure her.
"No harm can come to you," I contin
ued, "whilst Tardif and I are here to pro
tect you. Do not frighten yourself; wo
will defend you from every danger."
"Martin," she whispered and the !
pleasant familiarity of my name spoken
by her gave me a sharp pang, almost of
gladness "no cne can help me or de
fend me. The law would compel me to
go back to him. A woman's heart may
be broken without the law being broken.
I could prove nothing that would give
me a right to be free nothing. So I
took it into my own hands. I tell you I
would rather have been drowned this
afternoon. Why did you save me?"
' I did not answer, except by pressing
her hand against my side. I hurried her
on silently towards the cottage. She
was shivering in her cold, wet dress, and
trembling with fear. It was plain to me
that even her fine health should not be
trifled with, and I loved her too tenderly,
her poor, shivering, trembling frame, to
let her suffer if I could help it. When
we reached the foldyard gate, I stopped
her for a moment to speak only a few
"Go in," I said, "and change every one
of your wet clothes. I will see you again,
once again, when we can. talk . with one
another calmly. God bless and take care
of you, my darling!"
She smiled faintly, and laid her hand
"Ton forgive me?" she said.
"Forgive you!" I repeated, kissing the
small brown hand lingeringly; "1 have
nothing to forgive."
She went on across the little - fold.
Then I made my way, blind and deaf, to
the edge of the cliff, seeing nothing, hear
ing nothing, I flung myself down on the
turf, with my face to the ground, to
hide my eyes from the staring light of
the summer sun.
Married? That was what she had said.
It shut out all hope for the future.. She
must have been a mere child four years
ago; she looked very young and girlish
still. And her husband treated her ill
my Olivia, for whom I had given up all
I had to give. She said the law would
compel her to return to him, and I could
do nothing. I could not interfere even
to save her from a life which was worse
to her than death.
My heart was caught in a vice, and
there was no escape from the torture of
its relentless grip. Whichever way I
looked there was sorrow and despair.
I wished, with a faint-heartedness I had
never felt before, that Olivia and I had
indeed perished together down in the
caves where the tide was now sweeping
"Martin!" said a clear, low, tender
tone in my ejir, which could never be
deaf to that voice. I looked up at Olivia
without moving. My head was at her
feet, and I laid my hand upon the hem
of her dress. .
"Martin," she said again, "see, I have
brought you Tardif's coat In place of
your own. . You must not lie here in this
way. Captain Carey's yacht is waiting
for you below." . ,
I staggered giddily when I stood on my
feet, and only Olivia's look of pain stead
ied me. She had been weeping bitterly.
1 could not trust myself to look in her
face again. Tardif was standing behind
her, regarding us both with great con
"Doctor," he said, "when I came in
from my lobster-pots, the captain sent
a message by me to say the sun would be
gone down before you reach Guernsey.
He has come round to the Havre Gosse
lin. I'll walk down the cliff with you."
"Take care of mam'zelle," I said, when
we had reached the top of the ladder, and
the little boat from the yacht was danc
ing at the foot of it. "There is some
danger, ahead, and yon can protect her
better than I."
"Yes, yes," he replied; "you may trust
her with me. But God knows I Bhould
have been glad if it had gone well with
My mother passed a restless and agi
tated night, and I, who sat up with her,
was compelled to listen to all her la
mentations. But towards the morning
she fell into a heavy sleep, likely to last
for some hours. I could leave her in
perfect security; and at an early hour I
went down to Julia's house, strung up
to bear the worst, and intending to have
it all out with -her, and put her on her
guard before she paid her daily visit to
our house. She must, have some hours
for her excitement and rejoicing to bub
ble oyer, before she came to talk about
it to my mother. -
"I wish to see Miss Dobree," I said to
the girl who quickly answered my noisy
peal or tne House bell.
"Please, sir," was her reply,. "she and
Miss Daitrey are gone to Sark with Cap-
1 tain Carey.
"Gone to Sark!" I repeated in utter
amazement. : .
"Yes, Dr. Martin. They started quite
early because of the tide, and Captain
Carey's man brought the carriage to take
them to St. Sampson's.' I don't look for
them back before evening." .
"When did they make np their minds
to go to Sark?" I inquired anxiously.
"Only late last night, sir," she answer
Why were Julia and Kate Daitrey gone
to Sark? What could they have to do
. with Olivia? It made me almost wild
with anger to think of them finding
Olivia, and talking to her perhaps of me
.and my love questioning her, arguing
-with her, tormenting her! The bare
- thought of those two badgering my Olivia
was enough to drive me frantic.
Ia 2ie cool twilight, Julia and Kate
Daitrey were announced. I was about
to withdraw from my mother's room, in
conformity with the etiquette established
amongst us, when Julia recalled me in
a gentler voice than she had used to
wards me since the day of my fatal con
fession. "Stay, Martin," she said; "what we
have to tell concerns you more than any
I sat down again by my mather's sofa,
and she took my hand between both her
own, fondling it in the dusk.
"It is about Olivia," I said in as cool
a tone as I could command.
"Yes," answered Julia; "we have seen
her, and we have found out why she
has refused you. She is married al
ready." "She told me so yesterday," I replied.
"Told you so yesterday!" repeated Ju
lia in an accent of chagrin "If we had
only known that we might have saved
ourselves the passage across to Sark."
"My dear Julia," exclaimed my mother,
feverishly, "dJ tell us all about it, and
begin at the beginning.
There was nothing Julia liked so much,
or could do so well, as to give a circum
stantial account of anything she had
done. She could relate minute details
with so much accuracy that when one
was lazy or unoccupied it was pleasant
to listen. My mother enjoled, with all
the delight of a woman, the small touches
by which Julia embellished her sketches,
I resigned myself to hearing a long his
tory, when I was burning to ask one. or
two questions and have done with the
"To begin at the beginning, then," said
Julia, "dear Captain Carey, came Into
town very late last night to talk to us
about Martin, and how the girl in Sark
had refused him. I was very much as
tonished, very much' indeed! Captain
Carey said that he and dear Johanna
had come to the conclusion that the girl
felt some delicacy, perhaps, because of
Martin's engagement to me. We talked
it over as friends, and thought of you,
dear aunt, and your grief and disappoint
ment, till all at once I made up my mind
in a moment. 'I will go over to Sark and
see the girl myself,' I said. 'Will you?'
said Captain Carey. 'Oh, no, Julia, it
will be too much for you.' 'It would have
been a few weeks ago,' I said; 'but now
I could do anything to give aunt Dobree
a moment's happiness.' " -.--'' . -
'Heaven bless you, Julia, I interrupt
ed, going across to her and kissing her
'There, don t stop me, Martin," she
said earnestly. "So it was arranged off
hand that Captain Carey should send
for us to St. Sampson s this morning,
and take' us over to Sar. We had a
splendid passage. Kate was in raptures
with the landing place, and the lovely
lane leading up into the island. . We turn
ed down the nearest way Jo Tardif's.
Well, you know that brown pool in the
lane leading to the Havre Gosselin? Just
there, where there are some low, weath
er-beaten trees meeting overhead ani
making a long green aisle, we saw all in
a moment a slim, erect, very young-looking
girl coming towards us. , I knew in
an instant that it was Miss Ollivier."
She paused for a minute. How plainly
I could see the picture! The arching
trees, and the sunbeams playing fondly
with 'her shining golden hair! I held my
breath to listen. ,
"What completely startled me," said
Julia, J'was that Kate suddenly darted
forward and ran to meet her, crying.
'Olivia!' " --
"How does she know her?" I exclaim
ed. : - . -r..v:.- ; :.' i '
'"Hush, Martin! Don't interrupt me.
The girl went so deadly pale, I thought
she, was going to faint, but she did not.
She stood for a minute looking at us.
and then she burst into the most dread
ful fit of crymg! I have always thought
her name was Ollivier, and so did Kate.
'For pity's sake, said the girl, 'if you
have any pity, leave me here in peace do
not betray me'
' "But what does it all mean?" asked
my mother, whilst I paced to and fro in
the dim room, scarcely able to control
my impatience, yet afraid to question
Julia too eagerly. -;
, "I can tell you," said Kate Daitrey
In her cold, deliberate tones; "she is the
wife of my half-brother, Richard Foster,
who married her more than four years
ago in Melbourne; and she ran away from
him last October, and has not been heard
"Then you know her whole history," I
said, approaching her and pausing be
fore her. "Are you at liberty to tell it
tO US?" , , '
uertaiuiy, sne auswered; "it is no
secret. Her father was a wealthy cti-
onist, and he died when she was fifteen,
leaving her in the charge of her step
mother, Richard Fosters aunt. The
mates was one of the stepmother's, mak
ing, for Olivia was little better than a
child. Richard was glad enough to get
her income. One-third of it was settled
upon her absolutely. , Richard was look
ing forward eagerly to her being one-and-twenty,
for he had made ducks and
drakes of his own property, and tried to
do the same with mine. . He would have
done so with his wife's; but a few weeks
before Olivia's twenty-first birthday she
disappeared mysteriously. There her
fortune lies, and Richard has no more
power than I have to touch it. He can
not even claim the money lying iu the
Bank of Australia, which has been re
mitted by her trustees; nor can Olivia
claim it without making herself known
to him. It is accumulating there, while
both of them are on the verge of pov
erty." "But he must have been very cruel to
her before sEe would run away!" said
my mother in a pitiful voice.-
"Cruel!" repeated Kate Daitrey. "Wen,
there are many kinds of cruelty. I do
not suppose Richard would ever trans
gress the limits of the law. But Olivia
was one of those girls who can suffer
great torture mental torture I mean.
Even I could not live in the same house
with Richard, and she was a dreamy,
sensitive, romantic child, with as much
knowledge of the world as a baby. I
was astonished to hear she had had dar
ing enough to leave him.": . ' -
. "But there must be some protection for
her from the law," I said; thinking of the
bold, coarse woman, no doubt his asso
ciate, who was in pursuit of Olivia. "She
might sue for a judicial separation, at
the least, if not a divorce." " -
' "I am quite sure nothing could be
brought against him in a court of law,"
she answered. "He is very wary and
cunning, and knows very well what he
may do and what he may not do. . A
few months before Olivia's flight, he in
troduced a woman as her companion. He
calls her his cousin. Since I saw her
this morning I have been thinking of her
position in every light, and I really do
not see anything she could have done.
-except running away as she did, or mak-
ing np her mind to be deaf and blind and
dumb." ' -
'But could he not be induced to leave
her. in peace if she gave up a portion of
her property r I asked. ; . . ; .-
"Why should he?" she retorted, "If
she was in his hands the -whole of the
property would be his. He will never
release her1 never. . No, her only chance
is to hide herself from him. The law.
cannot deal with wrongs like hers, be
cause tney are as ugnt as air apparently.
though they are as all-pervading as air
is, and as poisonous as air can be. They
are like choke-damp, only not quite fa
tal. He is as crafty and cunning as a
seipent. He could prove himself the
kindest, most considerate of husbands.
and Olivia next thing to an idiot. Oh.
it is ridiculous to think of pitting a girl
line ner against mm; -
"But what can be done ?or her?" I ask
ed vehemently and passionately. ir "My
poor Olivia! what can I do to protect
herr : - - . .-z-,. -.
"Nothing!" replied Kate Dalttey, cold
ly.. Her only chance is concealment,
and what a poor chance that is! I went
over to Sark, never thinking that your
Miss Ollivier whom I had heard so much
of was Olivia Foster. It is an out-of-the-world
place; but so much the more read
ily they will find her, if they once get a
clue. A hare is soon caught , when it can
not double; and how could Olivia escape.
if they only traced her to Sark?"
; My dread of the woman into whose
hands my imbecile curiosity had put the
clue was growing greater every minute.
It seemed as if Olivia could not be safe
now, day or night; yet what protection
could I or Tardif give to her?
"You will not betray her?" I said to
Kate Daitrey, though feeling all the time'
that I could not trust her in the smallest
degree. ' : - ' - . ,:- , - - . - -:
' "I have promised dear Julia that," she
answered. ., ' ' -
- It became my duty ; to keep a strict
watch over the woman who had come to
Guernsey to find Olivia. If possible
must decoy - her away from the lowly
nest where my helpless bird was shel
tered. . . She had not sent for me again,
but I called upon her the next morning
professionally, and stayed some time
talking with her. But nothing resulted
from the visit beyond the assnrance that
she had not yet made any progress to
wards the discovery of my secret"'
Neither did I feel quite - safe about
Kate Daitrey. She gave me the. impres
sion of being as crafty and cunning as
she described her half-brother. Did she
know this woman by sight? That was a
question I could not answer. - There 'was
another question hanging upon it. If
she saw her, would she not in some way
contrive to give her a sufficient hint, with
out positively breaking her promise to
Julia? Kate Dal trey's name did not
appear in the newspapers among the list
of visitors, as she was staying .in a pri
vate nouse; but sue and - this woman
might meet any day in the streets or on
the pier. - ,
. I had to cross over to Sark the next
week, alone and independent of Captain
Carey. The time passed heavily, and
on the following Monday I went on. board
the steamer, I had not been on deck two
minutes when I saw my patient step on
after me. The last clue was in her fin
gers now, that was evident.
She did not see me at first; but her air
was exultant and satisfied. There was
no face on board so elated and flushed.
I kept out of her way as long as I could
without consigning myself to the black
hole of the cabin; but at last she caught
sight of me, and came down to the fore
castle to claim me as an acquaintance.
"Ha, ha! Dr. Dobree!" she exclaimed;
'so you are going to visit Sark, too?"
"Yes," I answered more curtly than
(To be continued.)
A Horrid Mean Thing.
They sat in a swing, half-hidden by
the fragrant shrubbery of an east end
lawn. She was trying to make him
jealous, which : he had penetration
enough to descry and experience
enough with her sex to remain provok
ingly calm. ' f - ; ; :
All the rapturous adjectives of her
high-school vocabulary were pressed
Into praise of a rival, says the Mem
phis Scimitar. . ' .
"He is just the most perfectly lovely
man I ever met, she fervently de
claimed, clasping her hands above her
heart and lifting her; lustrous orbs
moon ward. '
"He must be a bird,'? he suggested
"Such adorable eyes; such a low, mu
sical voice, as full of soul as the mur
mur of a meadow brook. And, oh! he
"Sorry I never met your friend," he
said in a tone irritatingly practical, ac
companied with a yawn artistically
"Oh, I do so want you to meet; him,
t know you will like him. He is fond
of poetry and music, and he drives the
loveliest horses "
"Eh! Whom does he drive for?"
And a few minutes later the swing
A customer from one of the suburbs
dropped into a paint shop, took a slip
of paper from his pocket looked at it
knitted his brows, shook his head, put
on nis glasses. Inspected the paper
again, and gave it up as a bad job. -
"I made a hasty memorandum," he
said to the proprietor of the shop, "of
something I was to call here and buy,
but I trusted too much to my memory.
I seem to have jotted down nothing but
the initials, and I've forgotten what
'Let me see the-memorandum," said
the proprietor. "It may be that I can
'It's nothing but three letters,' re
plied the customer, handing it over.
Only 'O. P. A.'
"So I see. 'C. P. A.' Why, that's
sepia, a kind of brown paint Wasn't
that itr .
'What a fool I am! Of course It
was." . '
He got his sepia, threw a big red ap
ple on the counter in lieu -of "hush
money," and went away with a sheep
ish look on his face.
- The Anthem Again.
The "Messiah" was sung recently In
Philadelphia, and one of the anthems'
rendered by the -chorus had as its
theme, "We have -turned every one to
his own way." As anthems go, this
sounded somewhat as follows: "We
have turned, turned turned we have
turned, yes, we have we have turned
every one, every one to his own way,
own way every one to his own way."
The agthem involved several pages of
music, and every time the chorus sang
we , have turned, : turned, turned,1
they proceeded to turn over to the next
page, and then burst out again with
we have turned, turned!'' A certain
plain citizen, rather elderly, who sat
well in the rear, not appreciating the
delicate sentiment was heard to mut
ter, disgustedly, "fWeH when you get
through turnin', ' turnin' them gol-
derned pages, suppose you shet up
about Itr Harper's Magazine.
Why Xooomotives-Are Numbered.
A prominent railroad man tells me
that the old custom of naming engines
instead of numbering them was done
away with because there was such a
pressure brought to-bear in favor of
this, that and the"bther locality. The
various Influences used became so an
noying to the officials that tbey decided
to adopt the plan of numbering the loco
motives, which was done. A similar
nuisance exists at Washington in the
Navy Department Probably during the
late war Secretary Long was pestered
more with people .who wanted vessels
named in honor of somebody or some
thing than he was with all the other
questions which came before him put
together. Boston Record.
-. Writer . and Reader.
A good and perhaps an old story
comes from the Persian. A man went
to a professional scribe, and asked him
to write a letter.
"I cannot" said the scribe. "I have
a pain in my foot."
: "A pain in your foot? What has that
to do with it? : I don't want to -send
"No, sir," said the man, "but when
ever I- write a letter for any one, I am
always sent for to read It because no
one else can make it out":
-f- . ' i Telenhone Riwwxl.
Where the telephone wires are over
land the speed of transmission is at
rate of 16,000 miles a second; where
wires are through cables under the
the speed is not more than 6,020 miles a
If the cook breaks only one dish a
week, It is on Sunday, when the man of
the house is home to hear the crash, and
grumble about it
A new and interesting amusement
for young people Is what Is known as
"dot-drawing." This Is best done on
a slate, on. which dots have been lightly
drilled with the point of a knife blade.
There should be a square of about 25
dots each way, and they should be in
perfectly even and regular rows. This
will give enough room for almost any
kind of drawing. The advantage in
having the dots on a slate consists in
the ease with which lines may be eras
ed, if necessary, during the work, with
out disturbing the dots; on paper. It
would be much more difficult
Dot-drawing may be played as a
game. A subject having been seiectea,
the starter begins anywhere on the
edge of the square, and draws a line
rom one dot to another. The next
player takes up the line where the first
one left off, and draws to another dot;
and so on, until the slate comes back to
the starter, who continues the work.
A SPKCIMSK DOT-DBA WING.
passing the slate to the next as at first
No one can make more than one short
line between two dots at one time, and
it is not allowed to pass between dots
to make a long line. Every line must
be from one dot to the : next one.
straight up or down, or right or left, or
diagonally between those four points,
making eight directions, in all, in any
of which the line may be drawn.
The picture must extend to the four
edges of the square, and If any player,
by an error in drawing, makes this Im
possible, he should drop out of the
game. The player making the finishing
stroke has the privilege of naming the
next subject : ; If the" game- be- played
for a prize, the winner is the one that
makes the finishing stroke on most of
fhe pictures "drawn. ?
There is not only amusement but.ln-
struction, in this pretty exercise, for it
gives one a good general knowledge of
drawing. ' 1 "
i, " . An Bsapreu' Doll.
The Jate .Empress Frederick was a
good mother, as well as an able ruler.
This means -that her children had pret-:
ty much the same delightf ul times with
her that you have, with your mothers.
So it is likely that more than once her
children gathered about her knee and
begged -for a story of something that
she did when she was a little girL-
-Probably one of the most delightful
stories to her daughters was about the
wonderful, mysterious "chest which
once arrived in London, bearing the
royal arms and the inscription, "To the
Doll of the Princess Royal of Eng
land." -Direct from Paris it was, and
the gift of good old King Louis
Philippe, i More wonderful still,: every
one of those dreams of gowns was
made ty the most famous dressmaker
of. Paris. In addition to a series of
gowns that any woman might have en
vied, there were tiny embroidered
handkerchiefs, silk stockings, cashmere
shawls, bonnets and muffs, and as a
crowning glory, a little jewel case filled
with beautiful diamond ornaments, ev
ery one of which had been expressly
made for the doll's chest :
All this sounds like a story from the
Arabian Nights, to us of less degree,
but when it is all sifted out, it is doubt
ful if all the gowns and gewgaws gave
the little princess as much pleasure as
those which your dolls wear, made by
your own fingers, give to you. It is so
much nicer to learn to sew on your doll
clothes. It makes many pleasant hours
with your chosen friend in a shady
nook -with your dolls sitting near and
your sewing materials strewn about
with perhaps a little lunch now and
then provided by an . accommodating
mother. ; - C ' '-. " - "-
Kings and queens and princesses and
all the rest of the royal relations can
not be nearly so humanly happy as you
are. : The fierce "light which beats up
on a throne" naturally casts heavy-
shadows, and there are many simple.
human pleasures which they desire, but
from which they are cut off by the acci
dent of their birth.
The Old-Fashioned Box.
Oh, Tor a. glimpse of a natural boy
A boy with freckled face.
With forehead white 'neath tangled hair
And limbs devoid of grace.
Whose feet toe in, while his elbows flare
Whose knees are patched all ways;
Who turns as red as a lobster when -You
give him a word of praise.- .
A boy who's born with an appetite,
Who seeks the pantry shelf -
To eat, his "piece" with resounding
smack . - .
Who isn't gone on himself, s
A "Robinson Crusoe" reading boy, -Whose
pockets bulge with trash;
Who knows the use of rod and gun, ,
And where the brook trout splash.
It's true he'll sit in the easiest chair, '
- With his hat ou his tousled head; ,
1:3 ) .3
That his hands and feet are everywhere.
For youth must have room to spread.
But he doesn't dub his father "old man,"
Pi or deny his mother s calL
Nor ridicule what his elders say,"
Or think that he knows it all.
A rough and wholesome natural boy
ui a good old-fashioned clay: .,- .
God bless him, if he's still on earth.
v or ne II make a man some day.
-Detroit Free Press.
A Great Surprise. ,-
L great yellow sunflower grew so tall
t looked right over the garden wall.
'Bless me," cried he, "what a marvelous
Wonderful meadows to left and right.
Ana a mil that reaches up to the sky,
Ana a long, straight road where the folks
'Twas lucky for me that I grew so tall
s to see me lanas tnat lie over the wall.
hadn't th faintest iris. " ho
"How much of a place the world might
The Three Feasts.
'Now, boys," said the Sunday school
teacher, "can any of you name the
three great feasts of the Jews?" "
'Yes'm, I can," replied one little fel
'Very weft, Johnny. What are thev?"
asaea tne teacher.
'Breakfast "dinner and suoDer was
the unexpected yet logical reply.
Blast Have Been Yonnar.
'Did any one call while I was out
Willie?" asked a mother of her small
son. "Yes; one man," answered Willie.
"Was he young or old?" Inquired the
mother. "Well, he looked old in the
face, but I guess he was awfully young.
'cause he didn't have no hair on his
head," was the reply.
Gnrely a Stenfather.
"Tommy, your uncle John found a
little boy baby on his doorstep this
morning and he Is going to adopt him,"
said a mother to her .5-year-old son.
Then Uncle John will be the kid's
stepfather, won't he, mamma?" queried
the little fellow.
FIRST AND LAST INDOCRAT.
Late Senator Kyle of Sontb. Dakota and
: the Word He Coined. I
The jate Senator Kyle of South Da
kota, says the New York Sun, was edu
cated in three States for three differ
ent professions for a civil engineer in
Illinois, for a lawyer in Ohio, of which
State he was a native, and for a clergy
man in Pennsylvania.
When elected to the United States
Senate from. South Dakota, in 1891,
he owed his success to a fusion be
tween Populists and Democrats.. On
the first ballot Dr. Kyle, who was a
member of the Legislature, did not re
ceive a single vote from his associates,
and after th thirteenth ballot the few
supporters he bad had on every ballot
after the second deserted him for other
candidates. It was not until the thirty-ninth
ballot that the hopelessness of
other candidates made possible the
choice of Dr. Kyle, and his name was
agreed to as a compromise.
When it became necessary, through
the requirements of the Congressional
directory, to supply a political designa
tion for the new Senator,. a serious dif
ficulty was encountered. He was not
a Populist, and Populist votes did not
elect him. He was not a Democrat
but Democratic votes in the Legislature
secured his election. He had received
some Republican support, too, and his
general inclination, as his subsequent
course in the Senate showed, was to
ward the Republican party, of which
originally he had been a member.
As there appeared to be bo way for
Dr. Kyle's partisans to arrange the
matter, it was left for determination
to the candidate himself, and his choice
of party designation was original. He
described himself as an Indocrat That
is, he was an Independent and a Demo
crata little of each, r
This word, awkward but novel, gain
ed ten years ago some political celeb
rity. Sundry candidates for elective
office in the West described themselves
as Indocrats, and the establishment of
an Indocratlc party was seriously pro
posed. But no recruits to it were gain
ed, and Dr. Kyle remained the last as
he was the first conspicuous Indocrat
either in the Senate or in the House of
Senator Kyle drifted away from his
former Populist associates, and when
re-elected to the Senate in 1S97 it was
by Republican votes chiefly.
The methods employed by ex-Gov.
Throckmorton of Texas to make clear
the claims of his clients were perhaps
unlike those of any other lawyer, but
they often - carried conviction with
them. V ;
At one time he was defending a man
who was on trial for murder In Gaines
ville, Texas. He desired to make it
plain to the jury that the man whom his
client killed, although' in his shirt
sleeves and without " a pistol-pocket
might have been well-armed.
"Can you see any signs of arms about
me?" demanded the General, taking off
his jcoat and standing before the ju
rors. . . ' ' -.: ' '
They shook, their heads. ' ?
"Watch me!" he said, dramatically.
and with that he proceeded to draw a
pistol from under each arm, one from
each boot leg, and from the back of his
neck a bowie-knife of most sinister
aspect r. '
' Chinese in United States.
There are more Chinese (107,000) in
the United States than Dutch (81,000),
and almost as many as French (113,-
A law should be passed prohibiting
a woman who Is getting fat from wear
ing a rainy day skirt
MINISTER WU TING-FANQ.
Sagacious Celestial Helds a Foremost
Rank Amons Diplomats
The. Chinese minister to the United
States, Wu Ting-Fang, is the most ex
traordinary person who ever came to
us out of the east, says a writer in
Ainslee's Magazine. He is one of the
individuals rare in any country, whose
intelligence is universal in Its range.
He. Is a man of the world in all that
the phrase implies. There is no com
pany of men or women among whom
he would not be at home. His mind
plays easily and swiftly. He is quick
of apprehension and speedy in re
sponse. Sagacious, witty, astute, dis
cerning and catholic in sympathy, his
aim has been to learn the ways of the
country and adapt himself to them. He
is an untiring student of American lit-
erature and customs. He reads the
newspapers religiously and has an in
timate acquaintance with the topics of
the day. He Is fond of travel and likes
to meet all kinds of people. He sees
everybody who calls taee him at; the
legation no matter how unimportant
the person or trifling the errand.
Physically, he is of medium height and
medium build and clothed with mus
cles worthy, of an athlete. There are
few women who would not envy him
the perfect teeth, white, hard and
small, which he displays as often as he
smiles. He is graceful in his move-
. 1 l,tm..lf nlnrmrf. ..-It V.
U1CUIO ill viiiicd uiuiacu ainajo niui
a dignity that is enhanced by his flow
ing robes of silk. His manner of life
to all outward appearances Is that of
any well-born American. There is
hardly an oriental suggestion in the
furnishings of his Washington home.
Madame Wu, whom he married twenty
years ago In China and who looks for
all the world as if she had stepped out
of a Chinese picture, pays, calls and
receives visits as regularly as any other
woman of her station. She attends the
theater with him and frequents public
plaees. His 8-year-old boy plays with
American youngsters and is getting
an American education. He goes to
the public schools and beats all the
other children in their studies.
Minister Wu has been in the highest
sense an ambassador to the American '
people. Not sipce the time when James
Russell Lowell found his way to the
hearts of the people of England and
gave to our cousins across the sea a
taste of the culture and refinement of
American life, of which they had hith
erto had a crude conception, has any
diplomatic representative of'any gov
ernment fulfilled quite the same kind
of a mission that has fallen to the lot
of Minister Wu during his residence ia
the United States.
; Up to the time of the arrival of Min
ister Wu, China was an undiscovered
country. American public opinion in
Its conception of the Chinese character
wavered between the cynicism of Bret
Harte and the brutality of Dennis
Kearney. The "heathen Chinee" was'
either a person of subtle intellect to be
avoided, or an obnoxious interloper to
be stoned and spat upon. It has been
the fortune of Minister Wu to convey
to the American people an entirely new
idea of his countrymen. In his own
personality he has contributed a new
type, which, through his actions and
utterances, the American people are
about ready to accept as the true type
of a' nationality hitherto inadequately
Minister Wu is 50 years old and re
ceived his education in England, where
he was admitted to the bar. He was
the first Chinese lawyer ever admitted
to practice before the English bar in
Protection from Hail.
The plan of protecting -vineyards
from the ravages of hailstorms seems
to have been successful in part only, if
at all, in France and Italy. Some ex
periments have been made in both
countries, but the inference drawn up
to this time seems to be that whole
parks of artillery containing many
guns of large caliber will be needed if
reasonable security against hail Is to
foe insured. And it is not altogether
certain as yet that even if hundreds of
sixteen-inch guns were to. be discharg
ed at short intervals the protection
would be complete. The bombardment
of the heavens cannot yet be considered
Railroad Cultivates Fish.
The Grand Trunk Railway has a
car specially ; built for transporting
fish for stocking streams and lakes
along its line. Acting in conjunction
with the government of Ontario, this
company recently carried thirteen
car. loads of bass from Lake Erie to
the lakes and rivers of Northern On
tario. - The fish were caught In nets
in St. Williams, on Lake Erie. '
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London's First Official Census.
London 100 years ago bad a popula
tion of 888,198, when the first official
census was taken.
The cart naturally precedes the horse
when a back-up is necessary. ;