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HARDSHIPS OF AVAR.
FORTY HOURS IN THE CONFEDER
ATE TRENCHES OF YORKTOWN.
An ex-Member of the Klglith Oeorsln
Itpglntcnt GIvps An Interesting Hit at
Kxpprlpiiep In tlio Chilly Water a I
After McGruder lmd fortified Yorktown,
Va., with n continuation of dams, called No.
1,2, etc., the Yankees changed their bac
nnd concentrated their forces there, on their
way to llichmond. I havo forgotten the
date, but Imvo a feeling rccollectlou of the
day that a North Carolina regiment was sur
prised while building fortifications from dam
No. 1 to No. !) and driven out by tho enemy.
I belonged to Gen. Tigo Anderson's brigade,
audit fell to our lot to recapture tho works
and suffer hardships that oro not often nar
rated even in history of war.
When wo arrived at tho scene of conflict
tho North Carolinians had boon driven from
tho works they were constructing, and tho
Federals had crossed tho lino that had been
constructed with so much care and exjieiisoto
tho Confederates. Tho duty devolved upon
Gen. Anderson, with his handful of men,
to recapture tho iutreiichmeiitfi. lie formed
us in a line of battle, und rodo down tho front
of the lino and told tho soldiers that ho did
not wish to hear a shot from them. His
words were, "Give them tho cold steel,'' und
his orders were implicitly olioycd, except that
a few shots were tired from Compnny K of
the Eighth Georgia regiment nt Maj. Dun
woody, of tho Seventh Georgia, uho got
in front of our line, nnd was mistaken for
the Yankees. Wo drovo the Federals from
the works, and were charged by them soon
after, but repulsod them, nfterallowing them
to como up within fifty yards of tho trenches.
They wero wading through tho headwaters
of dam No. 1, and our close lire left tho heavy
timbered swamp full of their dead bodies,
most of them floating in water.
Oh! tho disuinl timo wo spent in tho ditches
we had recaptured!
The weather was cold and tho water in tho
trenches was from twelve to twenty inches
deep. Wo were obliged to squat in this cold
water for forty hours or havo our heads
pierced with bullets, for tho Federal sharp
shooters wero up in tho tree3 of tho swamp in
our front, and to exposo a head aboco the low
embankment was certain death. There wo
crouched night and day without our blankots
or tent cloths, which wo had left behind. My
company occupied a low place where, tho
water was up to our hips when wo squatted
down, which we wero obliged to do newly nil
tho timo night and day.
A GIIATKKL'L RELIEF.
After being in tho ditches for two nights
and days wo wero relieved on the third night,
and really enjoyed lying on tho wet ground
Tho wholo company spooned together with
our guns in our hands, without n blanket or
overcoat, lying in the mud n few hundred
feet in rear of tlie trenches, without lire nnd
piled us closo together as po&siblo to keep
warm. As tho man on tho outside of tho row
would get too cold to endure it, some ono
from the middle, would swap places with him, J
mm uius we rcsicu mrougn ino long, ramy
night. To a pei-son who has not experienced
such hardships it will seem impossible tor men
Lo enjoy such u position, but to us, after our
continuous watch in tho water, it was a lux
ury in comparison to squatting in tho ditches.
The last night of our stay ut dum No. 2
was u trying one for me. The Warwick river
was filled with ti succession of dams, ono
backing water to tho ono ubovo. Tho dams
wero made of earth, about ten feet high nnd
ten feet wide on top, nnd about ISO yards in
length. Wo had u cannon in un embankment
at tho end of the dam, to rako tho wholo
structure if tho enemy should attempt to cross
or to break it. The Federals had three bat
teries within 00 yards of tho dum, nnd their
picket lines wero near tho water on their sido
of the river. On tho night of our evacuation
of the position 1 was chosen as a guard to go
to tho enemy's end of tho dam (where wo never
had a guard before), and if there was an i.t
tenipt made to break it I was to llro my gun
and jump into the water, or get out of
tho way tho best I could, as our cannon
would rako the top of the dum with gruio
.sliot without waiting for my return. My
position was a very critical one, in tho event
of an attempt being made to break tho dam,
and, as wo all expected tho attempt would bo
made, it was tho most fearful watch that I
over was called upon to maintain. I crawled
.along tho dnm until I could hear the Yankee
pickets, who occupied posts cloe to tho water,
talking in a low tone. I hid in a hole made
by tho Yankee cannon in their attempt to
break the dam.
1 heard an officer in the battery that mado
tho hole in which I wus hidden say, ''Get
ready that caisson."
I thought he intended to try to hit that
liolo again, and it did not improvo my feel
ings. But nil my fears wero groundless. I
rested in safety until after midnight, and
heard the welcome signal for mo to rejoin my
-command, and with our canteens mulllcd so
that thy could not rattle, wo stolo silently
away from dair. No. 2, where wo had suffered
to tile full extent of our endurance. J. XI.
Brightwell in Atlanta Constitution.
A'cntlltttloii In Iceland.
Tho lcd I slept in, though exceedingly com
fortable, was at the far end of tho littlo
chamber tenanted by all the male members
of tlio family, ami toward midnight I was
.aroused by un intense feeling of suffocation,
owing to tlio presence of so many largo men
in such a littlo air tight box.
I remonstrated, und our host, with tho ut
most good nature, jumped out of bed, ex
-claiming, "1 understand."
Going up to ono of tho tiniliers, which
formed jiartof tho, support of tho wull, ho
pulled out u cork from ono of tho knots, held
it in his hand for half a minute, during which
time perhaps six cubic inches of ftueh air
may havo como in, and then, shuddering hor
ribly, said wo should catch our deaths of cold,
hammered tho coi l: in and jumped back into
bed. Youth's Companion.
A ClioriiH of Prophets.
Says the Cleveland Leader: "If tho last
trump should sound, above the uproar of a
crashing universe would resound the voice
of AViggins crying out, I told you so.' " And
The Now York Sun adds thut DeVoe, of
Ilackeii'flck, N. J., would breathe a fervent
"Amen!" Aliout that time our own Pouter,
of lown, would be heard shouting 'Chcstnutl"
at tho top of his voice. Minneapolis Tri
bune. IIiiiiih of the Ilurbccue.
A man Is a fool who attempts to give n
barlocue without shoats, kids, niggers, corn,
light lH-oad, giblwt hash, rod lepiwr, roasting
ears ami tomatoes, andall his neighbors, male
and female, big and little. It J not safe, wise
or proper to attempt to give a barbecue oast
of Augusta, west of Columbu, north of
Foraytb orsouth of Albany iu this stati. The
territory iudlcatd is the natural homo of tho
barbecue. Mucwi Telegraph.
A now color just introduced ut London Is
called jubilee blue. It Is eppropihto to the
outlook lu Ireland. . -v, .....
AN AMERICAN IN LONDON.
A Call Torn Ian Taken to Tusk by an Kng
It is a curious fact, and one as pitiable ns
it is curious that but few Englishmen, us you
meet them, have ever lieen Insido tho Tower
of liondon or tho British imwum. I remem
ber not long ugo speaking to a gentleman
from San Francisco on this very subject, and
tho apparent luck of interest which Knglis.li
people display in regard to their own coun
try. They w:ander all over the g!olo, from
tho North" Tole to the Antarctic continent, in
search of sights and wonders, nnd never once
dream of investigating anything at home,
either before they go or after they get back.
Do you know, tho same idea has struck
me very forcibly. If you will pardon my
saving so, I never met a people of any coun
try, and I huo traveled considerably, who
were mi ignorant of their native hind and all
that makes it of inteiest to the foreigner.
While they go rambling about the woild foi
recreation, und can tell you about things
worth seeing mother places, they know posi
tively nothing about England. Ask Vm. and
ice. When abroad they penetrate the jungle
of imlia, crews the desert-of Egypt and South
Africa, climb tlio mountains of Switzerland,
and rough it on the plants of tho far west:
but when at home they live the lives of stereo
typed gentlemen, content to pass their days
in their clubs or iu their country houses, doing
the -nine thing every day from one year's end
to tho other, nnd coring for nothing but their
own immediate personal surroundings. 'lty
play tenuis and cricket iu summer; go t a
few horse races becau-o it is the fashion;
shoot grouse, partridges, and pheasants in
autumn, and hunt foxes in winter. iSoyoml
these things they care not a button for any
thing. Curiously enough, they don't realize
it in themselves, though sharp ci.ough to do
tect tho same defect iu others. One of the
men I refer to asked mo tho other day some
thing ulxnit the Yosemito valloy.
i.i .i.,v..v 1mm there." I told him.
Ho let his glass drop out of his eye, so
great was tho elevation 01 ms oyeurons, s m
held up his hand- in amazement:
"Whntf ity dove : no e.iumm-i. ........
never seeing the Yosemite valley, and you've
lived in 'Frisco (all Englishmen call it 'Frisco)
how many years!"
"Over twentv. You see, I could go any
day. Wo think nothing of u hundred or two
miles in California."
"Why, man alive, I went six thousand
miles there, and six thousand miles back
iciiiii, don't vou know, to see the Yo-oinite
myself." I'0 looked very proud of himself
us he said this.
"Ixxik hire," said I, after n minute, to let
him enjoy his self complacency, "have you
ever seen Stonehongef"
"Or the Giant's Causeway?"
"Or Shakespeare's house nt Stratford on
'Or Hampton Court, or tho Tower J
"Then you mustn't talk to me about never
going to tlio Yosemite. Tho Tower is about
three miles from here. I've been there half
a dozen times already, but 1 don't mind goiiis
again. Let's jump into u hansom and dri
Ho looked thunderstruck. "'1 he 1 ower, lu
said; "isn't that the place tho 'Arrlcs go to on
a bank holiday J Not today, please: I've an
engagement to drive with a chup in the park.
Ta-tn"." . , ,
That's pretty much the way it is with all of
them. "Cockaigne" in Tho Argonaut.
llaiiileiilt's U'lirti by .lolm lJrown.
Mr. John C. Comfort, of Harrisburg, has
added to his largo, interesting and valuable
collection of relics of the war of the rebellion
several objects which for hi-torical value and
interest it would be difficult to equal. These
objects are, llrst, tho handcuffs worn by John
llrown, of Ossawattoniie, tho lien) of Harper's
Ferry, when ho win hanged in Charlestown,
Vn.,'ou Dec. lSVJ, and, second, two trian
gular pigs of lead, winch were buried by
Brown near the mouth of tho cave which he
miido his rendezvous and hiding place on the
Maryland side of the I'otoinac river, opposite
Harper's Kerry, anil iroin wiiicu piaco lie
made his descent on the nrsenai, which re
sulted in the capture of the building and his
own overthrow, tho slaughter of his sons and
his trial, condemnation and execution. This
lead was found where it lind lam lor thirty
years by a littlo girl, Florence May Thomp
son, while diagmg for daisy roots. Encoun
tering tho metal while digging, sho called at
tention to her discovery, further search was
mode, ond three piles of lead, weighing 150
pounds, were unearthed. Of these two pigs
have toen obtained by Mr. Comfort. It is
thought Ossawattoniie obtained tho lead in
tho mines in Missouri; that it was inn in
rude molds made iu tho sand nnd transjiortcd
thence to tho cave, to bo used iu the opera
tious iiiiainst Hnrier's Ferry.
Tho handcuffs which Mr. Comfort has
added to his collection wero obtained at the
time of tho execution of Ossawattomio by n
Virginian, who bequeathed them to his
daughter. Sho had frequently been ollcred
500 for them, as is stated iu tlio correspond
enco Mr. Comfort had about them, but always
refused to sell. Filially sho yielded, bow-
ever, and Mr. Comfort obtained the coveted
nrize. Thev uro of iron, stoutly nnd clumsily
made, mid covered with rust. They are con
nected with a sw ivel nnd two liuus and locked
with a screw bolt. As compared with cuffs
of the present day they are of thomost prinu.
tivo character, though doubtless as effective
for the purpo-o intended as tho more modern
"bracelets.' Chicago i lines.
Material lor Cigarettes.
Anyone who is familiar with faces and
Acm es down town will recall a little, bent up,
shriveled llguro of a little old Hebrew who
haunts the Bowery, l'ark row and the neigh
borhood of City Hall pari;, carrying under
his arm u dirty ennvus bag und armed with a
short, crooked stick, wilii which ho pokes
among tho rubbish in the ash barrels nnd gut
ters. Ho is not after rags, as ono might sup
pose, but if watched carefully will lo been to
collect every scrap of tobacco in the shape of
cigar and cigarette stumjis that ho can find
und dejioslt them in the canvas ling. He lives
In n dirty side street off tho Uowery, in u
wiiserablo" littlo room, whiii f reeks with the
odor of half burned tolmcoo. After a dayV
work ho will have a good sized heapof stumps
piled in one corner. A dirty loy sorts the
stiiieti, as they mo called, strips them und the
tobacco is washed and then dried near the
Are. The pieces are again sorted and are then
reaily for sale. One varioty, the Iwst, goes to
make up fillers for ten cent cigars, another
tlioo which will sell for five cents and the
third will only do for cheap, all tobacco cigar
ettes. Now York Graphic.
lJueno A res Government Printing.
In Buenos Ayres the government printing
ia done by convicts. Most of the work con
sists of ininitcrs' ronorU and official receipts.
The manager, not a person in durance vile, it
umy be well to state, but a practical, imtiv
printer, showed several voIuiik of the) re
ports, and tliey were iwlly well got up. All
tha tnUitar mutter, however, whs fur from
meritorious, HuWoriioHtioJitkHi bavin ben
riven to the mitering of rules, etc Chicago
SOME FAVORITE DISHES
OF WHICH THE GREAT MILLION
AIRES ARE VERY FOND.
Jny Could' French Cools Cyru "W.
ricld l'ond of Cblckpn UiimpII Sngo
I.IUps Crullprs 1. O. Milt Infiitutitod
With Autclnpo Steak.
The habits of men who havo been lucky
enough or successful enough to make a mil
lion dollars or over are always a matter of
interest to their less fortunato fellow citizens.
That is why a reporter started ouu tho other
day to find out what millionaires eat
ilo?t peoplo havo an idea that tho majority
of millionaires dine on some kind of extraor
dinary fixxl of which the usual run of men
know nothing about. This fallacy was ex
loaed by tho reporter's informants, and it
seems that millionaires eat pretty much the
sumo kind of. food as do peoplo who haven't
so much money, but who probably havo more
As n mlo millionaires do not core to tell
just what they eat, but tho biggest millionaire
of them nil, Mr. Jay Gould, has no such scru
ples. Without hesitation Mr. Gould informed
the reporter that ho was an abstemious diner
and had no desire for extraordinary dishes.
MR. OOUI.D'S FHEN'CIt COOK.
"I keep a French cook," said Mr. Gould,
"who has been with mo for years, but ho is
not required to exert his ingenuity in getting
up novelties for tho palate."
"What do you usually havo for breakfast?"
asked tho reporter.
"I usually cat on' orange ns a starter," re
plied Mr. Gould, "and 1 am very fond of a
nice porterhouse steak, an egg omelet cooked
in a manner peculiar to my French chef, hot
roll, coffee and any little knickknueks now
in the market."
"And for lunch?"
"Oh, I eat very sparingly for lunch. Some
times I go up on tho top floor of the Western
Union building nnd havo some deviled crabs,
of which I nin fond, or a slice of cold roast
beef. Dinner is my principal meal. 1 man
ago to worry through seven courses every
evening at about " o'clock. One of my favor
ite dishes is roast, turkey. I drink sparingly
of claret nnd seldom touch anv other wine."
Mr. Gould's bright eyes, healthy complex
ion and springy step bear evidence to the fact
that ho knows just what to eat iu order to
keep in good physical condition.
Cyrus V. Field is probably tho best liver
among New York millionaires. As a result
of this, Mr. Field is becoming somewhat
stout, his face is growing more llorid. ami it
is easily seen that ho is a luun who likes a
Mr. Field's breakfast is n simple meal, how
ever. Ho is very fond of milk and drinks a
good ileal of it. Fruits of all kinds are always
on his breakfast table. Mr. Mela reaches Ins
down town office nt 10 o'clock each morniii;
At 1 o'clock he visits the restuuront on tho
toi of his grand building.
"Mr. Field is a sociablo man and usunlly
has a couple of friends tit lunch with him,"
said the proprietor of tho restaurant yester
day. "lie usually orders n broiled chicken
for lunch and seems never to the of the dish.
With a bottle of Madeira at his elbow lie can
talk and joko through a five course lunch
with ease. Probably owing to Mr. Field's
English inclinations ho has a penchant for
underdone roast Uvf.
A PIECE OF TIE.
To counteract this Mr. Field's New Eng
land ancestry conies to the fore, and he
rarely leaves either the lunch or dinner tablo
without testing tho merits of a piece of pie.
Mr. Field's dinner is always an elaborate
affair. His guests aro numerous, and tho
menu contains everything that tho most par
ticular palato can desire. Ono of Mr. Field's
favorite di-hes is mock turtle soup. Ho has
been known to cut three plates of this deli
cacy lieforo settling down to tho more solid
delights of a bill of fare.
Tlio ino-t sparing and economical of tho
millionaires m regard to diet is Kusscll Sago,
His breakfast consists of u bowl of oatmeal
and milk, two slices of bread and a cup of
tea. A inter or summer, Mr. Sago never
varios in this respect. For lunch ho soinc
times buys two crullers from old "Kuty,"
who keciw a lunch stand iu front of Mr.
Sago's office, but more frequently a ono cent
afiplo suffices tho cravings of his appetite.
At dinner Mr. Sago is equally abstemious.
Ho is a great lover of fish, esju'cially of fresh
salmon, and is extravagant only on this point.
Plain roast or mutton, topped off by bread
pudding or a banana, completes the dinner of
Austin Corbin, tho Long Island railroad
magnate, is u good liver. His favorite dish
is roast partridge, and it is said that ho lias
several Long Islanders always on tho lookout
for these fine birds.
Ernstus Wiman enjoys tho good things of
life, too. Ho has a big reputation as a most
lordly host, and mi invitation to a dinner at
his Staten Island homo Is eagerly sought for.
Mr. Wiman learned to like moose meat
while living in Canada, and ho frequently
treats his guests to tho tender but rather
D. O. Mills cats plain food and likes it.
When in California he became infatuated
with antelopo steak and frequently receives
tho carcase of ouo of those animals from his
western friends. Then ho iuvitos a few
friends and surprises them with the rare und
palutublo prairie product. New York
Under u 1'lnu of Truce.
One incident related by Gen. Averell was
this: Ho was on duty with Col. Porter's com.
maud nt Manassas atfer tlio llrst Bull Hun.
Ono day tho colonel and staff, with a squad
ron of cavalry, went out beyond tho pickets
to reconnoiter, when thoy saw an equal body
of horsemen in Confederate gray approaching
from an opposite direction. Col. Porter gave
tho order to charge, when tho other body
displayed a flag of truco. Tho leader of tho
Confederates wild to uen. Averell, who went
forward to meet him, "I am Col. Taylor, of
tho Confederate States army, and am tho
bearer of dispatches from President Davis of
tlio Confederate States to President Lincoln
of tho United States." The disp'itclics wero
received nnd forwarded to Washington, when
Col. Tuylor said, "This ends our official inter
view." Then tho two opposing forces wero
surprised to seo Cols. Porter and Tuylor em
bracing each other, with tho exclamations;
"Andy, old boy I" 'Tom, old fellow, how nro
youf ' A flask of old ryo was fished out und
the two comrades fraternized. They bad
been chums at West Point. The dispatches
proposed un exchange of prisoners, and wero
returned by President Lincoln with tho in
doi tenient that tho United States declined to
recognize tho south as belligerents. Alabama
Klectrlo WhUtlea In I'runce.
Eloctrio whistles, very melodious in sound
and said to bo less expensive iu manufacture
than electric bells, nro being favorably re
ceived in France. Tho whistle h made by
fitting a (Jiifill brass tubo with suitable aper
tures to that it opens against the spring of a
uitably formed commutator or circuit
"wake and break." Boston Budget.
New Alpine stocks have tho shepherd's
rrool: und silver bands on which to engrave
namti oi places viauea.
THE REVISED VERSION.
AVlint Wm Ktppctcd of ltltpnan Why
It Tailed to llecomc I'opiitar.
Six years have lwissed since tho revised ver
sion of the New Testament was given to the
English stroking world. For nlmost a de
cade attcir.Ion had leon directed to the place
where the scholars in charge of tho great un
dertaking were pursuing their work. Its
completion was regarded us an epoch in re
ligious history. Many Iwlieved that millions
would bo interested in the new version who
had never carefully studied the old. Some
though; t would result in a general re
vival i : ,.iin. The translation was almost
univorsi onimended by biblical scholars
nnd tlusil. ins. Great praise was liestowod
on the men who wero so long engaged on the
difficult work, lirgo sums were offered for
early copies. The number sold during u few
mouths was enormous.
But the revi-od version failed to suix'rsede
the old one. It has never loen synodieully
approved by tho established Church of Eng
land that took the initiative in its produc
tion. It has never leen formally adopted by
any Protestant denomination for uso In
churches and Suni'ay schooK It is rarely
read at family devotions. 1'ow writers or
speakers, lay or clerical, quote it. It may
almost bo said to have passed out or sight ami
mind. Why was it doomed to such n failure!
Mr. John Fulton undertakes to answer tlio
question in tlio current uumlier of Tho
Forum. Tho reasons be aligns aro that too
many chanses wero introduced to suit some
nnd not enough to satisfy others. Ho also
thinks thut the poetry of many passages was
impaired by giving them n too literal transla
tion. A certain degree of obscurity serves to
give a charm to tho expression of poetical
sentiments. No one is pleased with a likeness
of a person made by measuring his features
and reducing them to a certain scale.
These things mny have had something to
do with preventinu Hie new version from be-
coining popular. But obviously other causes
contributed to its failure. Persons who are
radical or progressive on other matters are
apt to bo very conservative on everything
that pertains to religion, i hen a certain veil
oration attaches to tho authorized version of
Kinir Juiiu-s as well us to tho subject matter
itself. In every hou-ehold tho old family
bible, in which aro recorded the births, mar.
riaces. and deaths of several generations, is n
sacred book. If neglected nt other times, it
is read on occasions of alllietion and adversity
Consolation is sought from it. Tho noblest
sentiments cluster around it.
Thousands of passages from tho old or es
tablished version havo been incorporated into
the classic literatureor the language, and they
cannot bo revised. Still more passages have
been engraved on tombstones, and nono but
a vandal hand would erase them, for to do so
would be a sacrilege. Old and well loved
hymns abound in phrases taken from tho old
version, and they cannot bo changed to con
form to the new translation without destroy
ing their molodv. Tho old version must re.
main, for it exists in many forms. It will
only go out of uso when tho English language
ceases to bo spoken. It will live and help pre
serve the fenv nnd vigorof tho laiiguaugo of
liberty. Chicago 1 imes.
A Story of (Ichiro Sand.
There was u timo when Liszt was tho only
man in the world who could withstand the
charms of Mine. Dudevant, better known as
George Sand. One day Liszt said to her,
".Madame, Si, Anthony itnd I are not theonly
men beyond your reach. 1 can name scores who
are iuniervious to your advances." "I chal
lenge you to do it !" she cried, piqued ut the
affront to her vanity. "U hero uro they, and
who are they?" "The monks of La Grande
Chartreuse, madaine," replied Liszt, with a
smile, 'and now, may 1 beg a light for my
cigari " George Sand, however, did not (lis-
miss tho subject from her mind so carelessly
What a scandal it would cause! But what a
triumph it would be to enter that famous
monastery, within whose walls no womai
had ever set foot! Forthwith sho set about
it. Sho disguised herself us a man and went
thither. Tho disguise was successful. No
one suspected her sex and bho was freely ad
mitted. Three days sho spent thero undo
On tho fourth sho met a monk whom she
had known. A few years before ho had been
u gay ouug nobleman. He had fallen u
victim to her charms. After n timo sho Inn
cast him off for a new' lover, nnd, driven al
most to madness, ho had lied to La Grande
Chartriu-o and become a monk. Sho knew
him the moment sho met him and ho knew
her, and each recognized the other's know!
edge. "Why havo you como hither?" ho
ga-ped. Her quick wit supplied a ready an
swer: "For love of you." "Impossible!"
'Alas, yes, Frnncoise, it is too true!" said sho.
"I cast you off, I confess; but uf ler you had
gonol found that I loved you better than my
own soul. My life has been a hell without
you: und, see, I havo como hitherat risk o
my life to see you again and then die." He
was terribly agitated. He still lo'.od her, but
he could not break his vows und escapo lrom
tho monastery. "If you nro discovered," ho
exclaimed, "wo must both perish. hat cm
wo do?" "Let me go in euco," said she.
have looked iqKm your face once more, nn
nm content." So that very day sho departei
from tho monastery nnd returned homo.
When sho saw Liszt again she said to him
"You nro right, my friend. Tho monks uro
lieyond my reach." And what became of tho
monk who had known her? He lived many
years longer, and was noted among his broth
ron for his holiness of life and gentleness of
spirit. When ono day word caino to him by
chance that Georgo Sand was dead ho went
to his cell unci shut tho door. An hour late
his brethren went to seek him mid found him
dead. Chicago Herald.
rilt(,r Which Arn Useless.
The Rhode Island Medical society has just
listened to a puier by Dr. Hwui ts, of Provi
dence, in which ho gives tho results of a series
of exiK'riinents on various devices for niter-
ting water nt tho mouth of tho faucet. These
experiments wero carefully mado under tho
conditions usually presented lu dwelling
hoiwx-s. His conclusions uro wholly unfuvoi'
able to any form of Illter within his know!
edge. He report that tlio Jwst of them can
only cleanse tho water of possible microbe,
or dlseaM) germs, for a few hour uf ter their
first nimlieation: that after thu time it U lin
possible thoroughly to clean tho filter, and it
liecoines a place of deposit nnd accumulation
of the germs themselves, which nro liable to
propuguto nt the ordinary tem)uraturu of
iiitcbons at a very rapid raU. Thus tho filter
is worse than none. He concludiM that the
only safety in the matter is to Use thut whlel
Is known to lie pure, or if this cannot bo
known with certainty, to uso only water thut
has boiled nnd cooled with pure ices, which is
very conservative und sound advice. Boston
Three Kinds of Capital.
To bo a first rule baseball player ono must
Dossetu nt least three kinds of capital alert
nest, strength und courage. Those are quail
ties that the genuine American places an ex
alted vuluo upon. When he find them com
billed in one jhioou, the favored individual
li iiromntlv accorded a High place lu Ills on
tjBin. Whn he duds a gamo iu which all
these qualities are absolutely necessary he
f. . .! V..... V-...-I.
JUUUIUIiy uuiiinm mo Oumo,--iion iut
MEXICO'S "WHITE HOUSE.
A TRAVELER'S DESCRIPTION OF THE
CASTLE OF CHAPULTEPEC.
Itnntns of the. President's Omclnl Home.
The "Knout oT Gump "Splendor of
the State Dining Kuuiit Plotter lleds
on u Kuof.
Tlu a is a littlo more ceremony hero than
in tho States about getting into the president's
nt.-.nsion, but onco tho visitor U admitted ho
is shown ten times as much as in the White
House. In tho ante-room acquaintance is re
newed with the Mexican coat of amis, n great
agio ierched uikiii tho cactus and holding iu
beak and talons a writhing snake.
Then conies a room which would dazzlo
President Cleveland's faitliful Daniel. It is
the private secretary's room velvet cnriet,
wall tapestry, desk top und plush upholster
ing, all In deep red.
A door opens into the billiard room,
equipped with a table of tho latest American
pattern, with a well tilled cue lack. l lie
color of tho wall hangings and the chair ui-
holstering matches tho table. It is dark
green. The second tioor is oi liuaia nam
Quito appropriately "the room of games."
os it is called, adjoins the last apartment.
Purplo velvet tapestry covers the walls, while
on the ceiling tho nrtist has given suggestions
of the uses of tho room. In one panel there
is displayed a hand at c.irds. In another
there are scattered chessmen. A third shows
kho dice, and iu tho fourth coiner aro de
picted tho implement sf tho old parlor game
of battledore and shuttlecock.
Tho smoking room has stamped leather on
the walls and chairs, a lloor of hardwood, nnd
pictured on tho ceil.ug iuv cigars, cigarettes,
nnACiiixo Tin: climax.
In the state dining room tho splendor of the
palace reaches iu climax. Around a great
mahogany table are arranged tho antique
straight backed chairs, with upholstering of
the famous Cordova leather. In the richly
carved back of each chair is the monogram or
tho Mexican republic. leather tntestry
covers thu walls. The lloor is of inlaid woods,
jud over the windows are hangings of deep
red. On tho table is tho solid silver service
of Maximilian, bearing the coat of arms of
tho empire which was nev-r founded. Over
tho fireplace is un elaborate woixl carving,
the principal figures being tho lion, tho con
dor, tho deir and tho snake.
A question as to the ownership of tho silver
service brings out a quick-, apt reply from
tho attendant. "This nil belongs to thu peoplo,
senor," is what ho says.
There is an unto room to tho stnto dining
room, nnd then conn's a sewing room, with
silk iu yellow und light blue colors covering
the w alls and tho seats of tlio carved chairs.
Upon the lloor is a velvet carfK't in colors to
Tho bath room, which is next, has a floor
of porcelain tiles, light tinted walls, and an
Tho ve.-tibule, into which tho bath room
opens, has n richly frescoed ceiling, with rep
mentations of tho shields and coat of at ms of
all tho different dynasties under which Mex
ico has been governed, from Montezuma
dow n to the republic of lo-day. Thero is a
life sized Spanish cavalier iu bronze uphold
ing tho chandelier.
In tho parlor tho most notable feature is
the embroidery of tho fables of Lafoiitaino in
the light blue silk upholstering of tho chairs.
The wall hangings and the velvet cai'iet are
of tho same light blue. A now grand piano
completes tho furnishing of this room.
A toilet room, with great mirrors, pink silk
on tho walls, pink velvet on tho lloor and pink
portieres further demonstrates tlio tersatility
of tho decorator.
Tho state liedrooni is equipped throughout
cabinet, chairs, tablo, bed and all iu Louis
XIV furniture, red und gilt.
1'I.OWKUH ON TUB HOOF.
And after poreing through theso apart
ments in tho order named, the visitor reaches
another entresol, which, for tho occasion, docs
duty as on exit. Hero is furniture, hangings,
cariK't nnd all in mauve. A hull clock iu n
covered oak caso stands on ono sido of the
door. It has tho old fashioned square dial,
and tho pendulum lnis six feet swing. On
tho other side of tho door Is a carved oak
stand, with card caso of solid silver, ono more
lolic of Maximilian. A coat of mull hangs
uimiii the wall, nnd oaken chairs stand about.
Tho hands of tho attendants closo over a
couplo of coins, nnd the visitor steps out
through the door into tho sunlight. But the
dream is not finished. Just around tho corner
ijtho marble staircase leading up through
tho heart of tho cnstlo to tho top.t It is well
worth tho climb. Talk of tho bunging gardens
of Babylon I On the roof of tho castlo of
Cbapultepeo there uro flower beds, wallii,
statues, nrlwrs, trees, fountains, arches, birds
und elect no lights. This roof is of masonry
and covered with thick cement. Gardeners
go about with tholr hoes nnd trowels und
watering pots, working as if they were on tho
ground. Near thu center of tho garden, with
u circular fence nboiiti: und rose hushes over
hanging, thero yawns tho mouth of tho mys
tery which tho hill of tho grasshopper con
ceals. This passage drops down orendlcu
larly for a dozen feet, then it slants, uud stejiH
cut in the rock commence. At the bnso of
tho mountain there is an outlet to the passage,
but that is not all of tho mystery. Tho tunnel
in tho solid rock lends off from about tho
center of tho mountain m tho direction of tho
city. Thero is a tradition that it extends all
the way, two miles and moro underground,
to t'.tj cathedral, and thut in tho olden timu
thero was maintained tills secret menus of
communication lietween tho two plucus. City
of Mexico letter.
Alniont it Utopia.
A place on earth has leen found where
taxes aro unknown. It is a territory border
ing oiJ tho northern Hue of Lincoln county,
Me., called "Hibbert's Gore." It contains 234
acres of land and ton flourishing famllios. It
is liounded by tho lines of three counties,
Knox, Lincoln und Waldo, but is not claimed
by either. Tho inhabitants do not maintain
a municipal organization, and cannot vote
for president, governor, members of thu legis
lature or towuofllcors, but they aro contented
with their lot, havo lino farms and good
roads, their pork barrels und jiotuto bins are
ofieii to ono another, and they do not care a
uapubout politics, tins community comes
u "near to having n Utopia as community
ever did. Lewiaton (Mo.) Journal.
Jliinu Wanted to Stand.
It isn't overy girl who will tell on horeclf,
but one did. She came to the store und re
turned a line pair of bungs she had bought
the day previously, "Can you not sell mo
some that Will not como offf"
"Como off! Why, those will stay with very
"Oh, they aro horrid. They catch on col
lar buttons nnd pull off."
Tho proprietress fuintod. tho assistant fell
on u chair and screamed ''Wliuti'' while tho
young lady departed bunglcss and without
diunga Xvunwis City Times.
Policemen in Constantinople reccivo only
fii per month for their wrvlit.
SIGHTLESS CADETS AT DRILL, i
llllud IJoj s Marching nnd fSotng TlirovgK
the MiiiiiiiiI of Anns.
Sixty boys in military uniform, vrlios
slghtlesss eyes were blind to tho sunlight
which trickled through tho leaves of tho treea
above their heads, and who could not rocog
nizo tho faces of the friends and kinsmen who.
surrounded them, marched nnd drilled tho
other lay in lhe grounds of tho Pennsylvania
Institution for the Instruction of tho Blind
with the precision of veterans. Tho drilling;
of the cadets is a feature of this institution,
and it is an original feature, to which thero
is none similar in this country. Tho patience,
the study and time sjient ik this branch ot
instruction presents a rowmil lu tho improved
Waring of tho little soldiers, nnd iu the health
which tho exercise gives them.
When the cadets marched from tho gym
nasium to the playground it was nlmost im
possible to believe tho miniature militiamen
wero blind. Their shoulders wero squared,
their heads erect and their step was firm and
regular. The muzzles of their muskets inn do
an unwavering line of light, and tho red
stripes on their blue troucr legs roso und fell
with the regularity of a machine. It wus tho
final full dress drill of tho cadets, und nil oC
their friends uud relations and the friends of
tho institution were gathered around tha
walls of the playground. But tho npplauso
which saluted the cadets as they filed past tvo
tho only knowledge they hud of tho near
presence of hundreds of sjwetntors. Tho left
baud of each boy rested, as he marched, oa
the left shoulder of tho boy preceding him.
Tho llrst boy iu each company could see.
Loininadant .Moj. King directed tho bat
talion to "ground tirms," nnd nt tho word
every gun touched tho ground nt tho samo
moment. The cadets separated nnd stood at
two yards' distance. Then nt the spoken com
mand they went through a calisthenio drill,
clapping their hands, roi-ing their arms and
swinging them like so many automatons work
ed by tho same piece of mechauicistu.
It was only when tho lioys bent over to.
touch the ground with their linger tiis that
thero was any irregularity; then thodifferenco
in height of the cadets made it impossible, for
the long limited boys to recover themselves 113
quickly as did their younger comrades. Tho
guns were picked up and tho command was
given. "Twos, threes and fours, forward.1
Thu ranks broke and thero was a scattered
movement to tho right; tho right hands and
arms of the cadets held their muskets firm, and
tho left hands moved anxiously in search of
a'eoinpauion'sshotilder. By some instinct finer
tln sight itself, the moment tho wandering
lingers of a cadet touched thu person of it
comrade ho seemed to know instantly that it
was the man ho sought.
In a few seconds the battalion wns formed
in closo ranks of two. As tho ranks marched
and countermarched, broke and reformed,
thejother inmates of tho institution sat and
stood lu groups around tlio walls, guessing
from the words of tho command what their
companions were doing. Among them was a
large, heavily built man, who sat with ono.
hand over his sightless eyes and with tlio
other clasped in both of those of a littlo girl.
Sho called him father, and as tho drill went
on told him as graphically as a child could
what her black pretty eyes saw before her,
and how and what the cadets wero doing.
KUslug on tlio Slii;n.
Thero is nothing more talked about in the
atrical circle) than the kissing of Charles
Coghlan and Mrs. Langtry in "Lady Clan
catty." It was so deliberate, so utterly ob
livious of the big fiddle, so unconscious of tho
lus.1 drum. Tho seemingly rapturous kissing;
that Hnmia Abbott used to bestow on Custlo
never stirred a hair on Husband WethoroH's
head, Tho kissing of Mary Anderson was
the most transparent mako believe in tho
world. Whon Clara Morris used to kiss
Charley Thorno iu "Cauullo" she would tako
him on his knees before her, iiuks his hair,
devour liliu with loving looks, dip down upon
his face, and kiss him liiigeringly on his nose,
to his Intense amusement. When Kignokl
wns in the country ho nwoko the town kissing
Susan when ho played William. Tho women
in thu audience used to admire, but Susan,
suffered. Hlgnold wns n wiry, red bcurded
man, who shaved twice a week and no of tener.
He would powder tho stubblo on his fuco till
his complexion was lovely, but poor Susan!
A section of sandpaper could have hurt no
worse. When ho got homo from sea iu tho
play and met Susan sho would fly Into hi
nrins very much ns tho victim sentenced to
tho inquisition to undergo the virgin's kiss
knowing she had to nnd was going to gets
hurt. He would hold that poor girl's head,
back, make a rush, kiss both eyes, root a sec
ond under her ear, mid then kiss her straight:
in the mouth, und all tho while this adjacent
field of cheek and mound of chin were taking;
oil' her cuticle like a nutmeg grater.
But this kiss of Coghlan's Is realistic, Tho
remarks it elicits are funny. The other night,
as the lingering kiss was pressed upon tho up
turned mouth or thu famous Lily, a lady said,
with a sigh: "What a pity it's in a play."
An old fellow, who looked through a palroC
glasses and over a lot of gray cliln whiskers,
just ns Horace Greeley used to do, slapped
his leg with a big freckled hund, ami ejacu
lated: "Whovvl" Kverybody laughed almost
us much us they did another night when a
small boy, half over tho gallery rail, cried,
just as Coghlan's lips met Luiigtry'a: "Let
her go, Gallagher" Now York Sun.
A ltiihluu fieneinl' Hulcldo.
A Russian general Indulging In thocurloat
name of Kork, in command ut Wursaw, com
mitted suicide the other day. In a note which
ho left ImIiIiiiI him he stated that his son,
Lieut. Kork, had been arrested a short timo.
lieforo for lielng implicated iu a conspiracy,
with several of his brother officers, to kill tho
czar. "I know," ml did tho heartbroken
father, "how such criminals nro treated in
our country. I know what tortures they aro
compelled to undergo, and I fear lest my son,
In a moment of weakness, may bo Induced to
mako pretended revelations which may com
promise ino and threaten n life passed lu tho
service of the czar. I will not submit to such
a fate and put an end to my own existence,
witli the solemn declaration that I havo over
Ix-en thu emjieror's faithful servant." Paris
Cor. New York Graphic.
A Very I)iiiioniint Practice.
"This pitictlco of putting suspicious pack
nges iu water," said Lieut. Zallnski, "is not to
ho encouraged. It is foolish and dangerous,
esH.'cInlly us it is very eusy to muku un in
fernal machine thnt will explodo by contact
I myself invented ono, uud if Capt, Williama
Lad duelled it in ti tub ho would never havo
Uen able V) send tho thing to police head
quarters afterward, nor to liuvp found tho
tub, the water, nor anything but small pieces
of himself. No, don't put your Infernal ma
chines to soak over night. They're likely to
rise u good deal more suddenly than yeast."
New York Commercial Advertiser.
A Deidrublo Kesldencu.
"It commands," says a house agent's adver
tisement of a "desirable residence," "not only
a view of tho pretty little railway station,
but also of people who miss tho trains,"
EmIIlu Charlotte langtry, of tho Island qC
Jersey, has invested $0,000 mora In New
York real cstuto. She now hold mortgagM
worth nearly tiWO.OOU.