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A Wild, Weird Tale of Love
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Ere arriving nt Wntcrville, on tho Maino
Central road, this littlo Napoleon had con
ceived a most brilliant idea. Learning that
tho train made but one stop between that
city and Mt. Desert I'crry, nt Bangor, lie
dispatched a telegram reading as follows:
"To Amo3 Merrill, Chief of Police, Ban
"Arrest forger on Vestibule- express.
Tall, big form, dark suit, full, false light
beard and moustache; sharp bluo eye,
brown overcoat, light color and weight;
ruby ring, little linger left linnd. Hold for
"Andrew Marvcll.Chicf Police, Portland."
With this ho rushed into tho telegraph
office, just ero tho conductor shouted: "All
jaboard !" and, Hinging down n two-dollar
fbttl, said to the operator, earnestly:
"Send at onco and bo sure to dato it Port
land. Can't, ston to nsnlain now: but tlm't
fail to head it Portland."
Ho was off liko a shot, and soon was or.
tho cngino again, Lorol being nouo tho
Tho telegram sped and so did tho express,
and .lean Louvait shortly afterwards was
delighted to sco a couple of Bangor police
men, powerful fellows, board tho cars, and
emerge n moment later with his great rival,
Jean Lcroi. under arrest.
Tho latter was highly enraged and en
deavored to explain matters, but to no avail.
There was nothmg to do but submit. This
HE ENDEAVOHEl) TO EXPLAIN.
ho did, finally, with a very poor grace,
sullenly watching tho train roll out of tho
Louvait know well that so clever a feiiow
could not fail to clear himself, and in a very
short time, too.
"Then he'll biro an cngino and go flying
down to tho Terminus. I know that ho can't
rctaliato upon mo in the same way at least,
between hero and tho Ferry because wo
mako no stops. Tho Ferry's a mere collec
tion of railroad houses, and thcro nro no
policemen there. Tho only placo where ho
can stop mo is Bar Harbor itself, and if 1
can only get within swimming distance of
tho island, I'll defy all' law and policemen.
So, I guess, I'm all right."
At tho Ferry lay tho elegant transfer
steamer Sappho. Sho had lately been fur
nished with a new propeller-wheel and was
speedier than ever.
Going into She cngino-room, Louvait en
gaged ttie engine in conversation.
"What timo i 3 you duo at Bar Har
"Fivo lifty-ilvo, eh? That's a run of near
ly forty minutes. What timo could you dc
it in if you lot on all steam?"
"Oh, about twenty-nino minutes."
"I don't believe it. Seo here, 1'vo heard a
great deal about this Sappho, and have come
aero to look at her. If she's what.thoy say
sho is, I'm going to build ono liko her. Now
here's a five-doilar bill. If you can mak
Bar Harbcr in twenty-nino ' minutes frors
tho timo wo leave, this is yours."
Precisely at 5:10 p. m., twenty-flvo rav
utea after leaving tho Ferry, tho Sappho
touched the wharf nt Bar Harbor, and Lou
vait was llvo dollars poorer.
During this timo Jean Leroi had been
achieving wonders at Bangor. Ho had in
duced his captors to mako immcdlato in
quiries about him. A telegram from Port
land rovcaling tho truo etato of nffairs,tho
Bangor offl-lala realizing that they and
their prisoner wero tho victims of a cruel
joke,- not only set tho latter at liberty, but
used every effort to remedy tho ovil un
wittingly dono to him.
Mr. Payson Tucker, superintendent of tho
road, chanced to bo at Bangor. For a mcro
nominal sum ho procured Lcroi ono of tho
fleetest passenger engines on tho Mt.
"But," inquired Leroi, "how can I get
across tho Kerry! Tho transfer stcamor
will not, of course, waitor me."
"Oh, that's easy enough," said Mr.
Tucker. "Of course, as you say, I can't
bold tho EtTjplv :a her regular timo. But
wo'vo Knetitr u331 boat thoro which makes
rips to iif Jli!rIuR mainland villages. I've
telcgrapbitJ her to wait and tnko you
toss. ldos't mink you'll bo over a hall
tnr behind tho Sappho in arriving."
Wtllo awaiting tho arrival of his ongino,
Liouvait inascTeu tho telegram which had
caused tls arrest. It was dated Portland.
Now "Portland" had positively denied send
ing any such message.
. Who did send it, then!
Just hero " Wntorvlllo," who had accident
ally gotten an inkling of tho conversation
between "Bangor" and "Portland," clicked
out that lie had sent it.
"Wlicro did you got it!" Inquired "Ban
"Man riding on VeeUbulo express gavo
it to mi1.
"Can t. I was bohlnd grating, writing,
Ran in and out before I oo-uld sco him."
I.ari,i rril.vu-d a moment.
jlf it .. Louvait, ho wasn't on tho caro,
thJl. f..-r.- ho must have been on the onmno.
1 he rc f. the c-utfianor who brought the train
tarn Wnti-i .illd"
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largo wart on tho knucklo of his right
"That's Louvait I" ejaculated Leroi, and
thereupon wrolo a messago that ran as fol
lows: "Chief of Police, Bar Harbor, M.
"Arrest escaped lunatic arriving Sappho,
Vestibulo express." Hero followed a de
scription of his pcrsoa,muchas given by tho
engineer of 5:30.
Lcroi arrived nt tnc terry just a wur nour
after tho Sappho had left, Tho littlo steamer
Elcctra lay in waiting for him.
ISowcsto Louvait. J hat wily luuividuai
certainly didn't proposo being caught in any
such trap ns ho had set so successfully for
Lcroi. As tho Sappho npproachea tho wnarl
he cautiously reconnoitred tho "lay of tho
Tho tidewas low. Passengers all landed
from tho Upper deck. At tho end of the
gang-plank slood tho usual band of porters
nud hackmcn, reinforced, ho had no doubt,
by several policemen in readiness to pounce
Tho boat lay snugly against tho wharf.
From her lower deck ho could easily touch
tho cross-beams that supported tho ilooring
of tho wharf above. Already tho passen
gers were preparing to laud, and, with the
deck-hands and officials, wero congregated
on tho forward deck, but, unfortunately for
Louvait, J-st where thoy could sco him
should ho attempt to land byway of the
wharf. Ho went to tho other side. Nothing
could be achieved there. Already tho pas
ccngers wero filing off. If those policemen
and Louvait waa right; they iwrc watch
ing for him on tho wharf should not dis
cover him among tho passengers they would
search tho steamer.
"Now, or never!" quoth Louvait.
Tuking a small phial out of his valise, ho
went to tho side of tho boat opposite the
wharf. Calling to tho engineer, lie asked
him for a match, am., whilo lighting a
cigarette, pretended accidentally to drop
tho phial, which was thus shivered to atoms
und tho contents spilled all over tho desk.
Simulating great perturbation, Louvait
also dropped his lighted match aud cigar
ette. In an instant a tremendous sheet of
flamo arose and enveloped that side of the
boat. Both ho and tho engineer yelled:
"Firol fire!" and every body came rushing
around to discover tho causo of tho outcry.
Louvait in tho general excitement e$
caped, pulled off his falso beard and other
disguises, and observing that tho univevsul
attention was directed toward tho fire,
.lightly swung himself up by tho nearest
cross-beam. Then, hand over hand, ho drew
himself tho cntiro length of tho long wharf,
occasionally resting, until ho gained tho
rocks, upon which ho dropped gasping, but
triumphant, for no ono lnft seen him.
Tho policemen wero nowanxlously search
ing tho wharf and steamer. But ho wai
safe. Ho had beaten Lcroi ngin. Tin
coast wa3 clear ; tho field his own. Now to
As Natalio and Lydia wero conversing
after their lunch, Dolores, who had gono to
tho window, called out :
'Little mamma,' there is our steamer como
to tako us away. Como and look at it."
Tho two women, looking up, saw a ynchl
anchored off tho shore. Natalio instantly
"It is tho 'Namovna.' Oh I Ihopo it has
come for us. If it bus, I shall go now at
"But, my dear child, it isn't possiblo to
start so quickly. Can't you wait until to
"No, no. Oh! no. I prefer to go now 1
Blancho soon appeared, saying that tho
captain was "waiting, and the ladies must
bo ready to start by llvo o'clock &harp."
"Do you hear, Lydia?" said Natalio tri
umphantly. "Thcro is no alternative. Wo
"Every thing is ready, too, Madamoiscllc,1,
remarked Blanche. "Mcdji is being taken
on board, and tho sailors aro soon coming
for tho baggage."
"Well, Natalie," said Lydia with un3ua'
compliance, "h wo must, wo must. Only
shall bo obliged immediately to go to Desert
ltock and explain matters to tho Gulnares,
and send our baggage down bore."
Precisely at ten minutes to fivo o'clock the
entire party Natalie, Lydia, her aunt,
Dolores, Blancho and tho servants was at
tho landing-placo of Eld-Field, awaiting the
arrival of tho boat from tho "Namovna."
Some discussion had arisen as ?o tho dis
posal of Max. But a lino from Fairfax t
Lydia said :
"Do mo tho favor of taking Max with you.
I havo onco and for all given him to Dol
ores." Fairfax had not appeared, and both girls
lenow they would not sco him. No rcferenco
was made to him in tho least.
The boat camo for its last load. In silonco
thoy stepped into it, oven littlo Dolores
making no remark. Max seemed to feel
that ho was leaving his master und homo.
In a forlorn manner ho took his stand in tho
As tho boat left tho shoro a dojectcd
looking figure quitted Glen Goro cottago
and slowly walked to tho shoro. From tho
shelter of tho low growth of trees near tho
rock a stern, sad pair of eyes observed tho
ywr r i
AS THI5 110AT MJFV TIII3 HHOim
boat's progress toward tho yacht; watched
it party go on board; saw tho water boil
when the screw bogan to rovolvo, ond
viewed the yacht 6wlng slowly nround
And, with increasing bpod, move toward
the open sea.
The Bunset was magnificent aud ttie sky,
toward the weat, one maw of flashing ml
and gold gorgeous beyond description. It
lighted the tops of old Oreen ami Newport
ttioantaius, whoee vast maases of stouo out
oT the rays of tho ruby light from the shores
of Cromwell's Harbor.
The yacht eudln!y cuvii futo the full
glory f th' h "ir will. Fun-fax had un
consciously emerged from his shelter, and
now Btumt upon iu rocks in opeu view, his
luu H i Ih.k1 Ik hind him uud lus Uiu
miih d .'.vii u:-l! Ill lnv.ittt, Ktuiug luoiini
fj.'y ulur in f.ii rwo-liutf i'kl, ujxiu
' ,i I'M tli imu'-I iliaUIU'i.ioll tlir-- tig-
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i -, l. all i Li 'UHi
Ono of them moved toward tho cabin, but,
cto entering, turned, as by n sudden uncon
trollablo impulse, and waved her handker
chief toward Fairfax, disappearing quickly
down tho passage-way.
Who was itl Ho could not distinguish.
Ho could only conjecture.
Twilight rapidly descended and darkness
began to cover tho land. Tho air grew
damp aud chill, and tho rising wind whistled
dismally through tho pines. Ono by ono tho
lamps in tho lighthouses wero lit rr.o yacht
was speedily becoming a black, shapeless
Dguro against tho horizon, nud her lights
twinkled feebly over tho rolling waters.
With lightning rapidity, tho past was re
viewing itself through Fairfax's mind.
What had been done? And what had hap
pened! Almost nt this very hour, scarcely more
than a month ago, ho had seen Natalio for
tho first timo in his life.
What had occurred in tOt period!
Nearly a life-timo's history.
And what was tho end!
His hopes, ns a lover, wero ruined, nis
futuro still covered with tho mists of un
certainty thnt hung over it moro heavily
rhau ever. Ho w still poor. Ho owed an
enormous s.im. iis sum ho felt it his
sacred duty to repay. And ho must ugaiu
return to his lowly and despised duties.
" And I am tho man to do it." said ho to
himself. " I havo learned ono thing never
again to tako tho reins of fato in hand. If
it is yet to be, it will be, and nothing I can
Qo will change it. If it i3 not to bo, I rest
content to know that 1 was once loved by
"Mil. r.uni'Ax, i liEt.iEVi:!" q
Tho sun had sunk below tho horizon; tho
sky becamo darkened, and tho lights of tho
"Namovnn" more and moro dim. Fairfax
rousciLhlmself from his reverie, gavo ono
last look at tho yacht, with a silent prayer
for her snfety, and was Parning back to
tho world and to work, when an iron hand
was hud upon Is shoulder, and u clear
voice, Willi a sugniiy loreign accent,
uttered tho self-answered question : O
"Mr. Fairfax, I boliovo?"
Naturally somowhat startled, TOirfax
looked at tho faco of his interlocutor. In
tho darkness, ho could distinguish a short,
stout man with a strong Napoleonic noso
and jaw. Ho know it could bo no other
tl.n Louvait, of St. Malo.
'Ahl" said ho, quickly, "Monsieur Jean
Louvait, Tvo beeu expecting you. I am
dellg:ed to seo you."
Louvait, in his turn, was surprised, now
did this man know him ! Wlioro had ho
wor seen him i Again, supposing ho had
seen him, how wa)s ho awaro of tho pres
'nco in America of tho detcctivo, Jean
.ouvait, who was supposed to" bo at his
xst in St. Malo! His respect for tho
wonderful clevcrncSJi of this Fairfax in-
reased. Recovering himself, ho said ub-
"Whore is tho Princess Natalie!"
Fairfax mado no reply, but pointed to tho
carccly visible lights of tho "Namovna."
jouvait looked and understood. With an
ath ho brought down his clenched fist
pon his thigh, and quickly turning to Fair
ax, ho assumed his most pleasaut smilo uud
.eld out his hand, saying:
"Mr. Fairfax, you aro th most clovor
nan I ever saw. You linvo spoiled tho
inking of tho finest detcctivo in all Europe.
am beaten, but respect you with a respect
give to no other man. How did you accom-
A littlo flattered by such praiso from a
mn himself so able, Fairfax entered into a
uro plcftant humor, and putting his arm
trough Louvait's, said:
"Friend Louvait, you havo not dined. You
ust bo hungry. Como with mo and wo'll
.11: it all over together over a bottlo of wino
id cigars. To-inorrow morning I lcavo.
.ro may not meet again."
Tho two, detective and detected, tho ono
nsuccessful, tho other successful, yet do
nated, passed leisft-ely over tho meadow
ward Glon Goro cottago.
As thoy nearedtho liouso a tall, muscu
.ir figure, with long, firm strides, camo
.winging down tho road that wound up to
ho cottago. Louvait discnguged his arm
from that of Fairfax, with tho remark:
" Stop! I think I seo a friend coming."
Picking up tho dead branch of a trco ho
planted himself in tho new-comer's path.
shouldered tho limb as ho would a musket,
and assuming a bombastic attitude, called
out in mocking tones :
" 'Ahl w1t art thou that's crossed tho sea,
Tho. !arl; and stormy water?
Tho Ulttl has fiovr., fair Nutallo,
'Tls all in vain wg'vo sought tier.'
" Advnnco, friend, and givo tho counter
sign, or I'll shoot you on tho spot. My very
dear, much respected and clover brothor
detcctivo. allow mo to infuvm you thnt
although I havo beaton pou in ovory poiiitjCp
horo is a gentleman who has ueaten mo, una
consequently both of ub."
"Mr. Fnirfnx, allow mo to present my
trrentest rival, Jean Leroi."
" Monsieur Leroi, you must como with us
fornbitoand a glass of wino," said tair
fax, shaking hands with tho now comer.
Arm in arm tho trio, Fairfax in tho con
ter, sauntered down tho avenuo and en
tered tho cottago, whoro they woro duly
presented to Miss Strong.
Thoro wns a brilliant, if small party at
Glen Goro that evening.
Louvait and Lorol could nssumo at 'will
tho role of a gentleman or a peasant with
such cleverness that tho genuino members
of either class could with difficulty bo per
suaded that thoy behold only veneering
Each man of tho company was seeking to
covor up his own individual disappointments
Eaeli man had risked a great deul in this
affair of tho abduction. Each recognized in
tho others men of unusual ability, of
extraordinary courago und determination;
and cacii was bent uiou creating in tho
othora a favorablo opinion as rogarda him
That littlo dining-room ro-echocd with
such brilliant sullies of wit, such astonish
ing unccdoUJS, such murvcllously keen
opinions of men and mutters in general, that
Miss Strong listened in puro delight and
wonder. Sho afterward declared that, al
though it had been her good fortune to
hear somo of tho brightest wits and table
talkors of tho duy, sho had novcr before
listened to such a mctcoricully-briUiuut dis
play of conversational ability.
After dinner tho men lingered over
thoir wino and cigars. Fuirfax took ad
vantage of a temporary lull in tho conver
sotlon to say:
"Mr. Louvait, you nr anxious to hoar
my story. I will toll you with pleasure,
but only on ono condition. First, however,
let me inform you that tho Princess Nutallo
Itadzlwill is now on hor nay back to Eurojio
under the protoctlon VI tho Lady Lydia
LouvHit and Lorol both stared at this
"She will profer no chivgo whatsoever
against me. On tho contrary, she und lady
Lydia both doairo to keep tho muttor us
quiet aud secret as possible. 1 havo tho
tatter's own word for It. Purthonnoro, no
effort will be inudo oven to dUoover who
wcihj ni) tKwdjulors in the ubduotlon. Thoy
will iu.i i.ivor, m every way, to protect
from tl." law tint owner of tue yacht that
i.i.uigM us huii.T und yt-41, gHUtHHan, ol
. ,i', fen w ml nix.ut that ami (4o to
in. u.i i.i ii. . lirvUv 't iudlraeUy mni
1...1. t Mi tt tim uflW 'M Mm it will bo
fUM to aUewi anything fartlter,
THE NATION'S WORKING POWER.
Enerjry of Various Countries Eatltnntctl In
Foot Tom -An KiiRllshumn' Tribute.
Among tho many scientific papera rend
at the recent meeting of tho British asso
ciation in IJath, none possesses a higher
degree of interest than tho brief mono
graph of Mr. Michael Q. Muihnll on tho
"Growth of American Industries nna
Wealth." It is all tho moro interesting
becmiso it is tho work of it distinguished
English statistician, and bo must bo re
garded as f reo from any blemish of pa
To look upon tho picture which Mr.
Muihnll gives of tho astonishing life,
wealth and energy of tho United Slates
6tirs the blood. In every ono of tho
three principal sources of power man,
liorso and steam wo greatly exceed tho
leading nations of Europe, ns will bo
seen from this table of Mr. Mulhall's,
showing tho aggregate energy of tho
principal nations in millions of foot tons
An inspection oi mis inuiu snows iuui
fc. -i A -1 .1.-1.
in round numbers tho working power of
tho United States is threo times great
ns that of France, two and one-half times
as great as that of Germany, and ono
and two-thirds times ns great as that of
of Great Britain anil
Ireland. It is equal to that of tho two
greatest of tho older nations combined.
If thoro wero nnv danger of tho re
public's putting forth its gigantic strength
in aggressive warfare, thcro would bo a
panic terror among the jxiwcrs ncross tho
ocean, that a hundred years ago ueiiejd
its birth witli indill'erenco or contempt.
Moreover, ns Mr. Muihnll shows, tho un
paralleled growth of this country ha
"At present tho increase of industry,
energy and wealth goes on unabated.
Tho next census in 1800 will probably
show a populatior? of 00, 000,000, witli an
nggrcgate energy of almost 100,000,000,-
000 of foot tons daily, aim an accumulated
wealth of 14,000,000,000 sterling, figures
never before appli'fj.blo to any nation in
Undo Sam's boys nrft not giTm (o
vainglorious boasting ns much ts they
used to be, and perhaps ono refcon is
that thoro is no need for them to bo. t.
A power liko that which this republic
now possesses speaks Tt itself, anil nil
tli9 world heeds it. Tho moral forco
emanating from such an enormous ng
grcgnto of physical energy is un
mcasurablo. Thcro is not a move
ment for political enfranchisement
on the faco of tho globo that
does not feel itself strengthened by tho
influenco of tho United States. It ig
glorious to bo a citizen of such a coun
try, infinitely moro glorious than to havo
been n lloman citizen nt tho height of
tho Roman renown 1
Well, all this splendor of national de
velopment, which tho British men of
6cienco havo just had displayed for their
admiration and woSler, tho pcoplo of
tho United States havo created for them
selves, and thoy lave created it by ex
tending tho same lines of progress which
their forefathers struck out a century
ago. Now York Sim
l.lfo of Gcrjum Peasant.
Let us suppose now, for n moment, wo
aro livintr in n German village. At 0
o'clock you will seo tho farmer tako iis
first meal, consisting of a weak codec,
which' is very often-composed of coffeo
and roasted wheat, and in which milk is
largely used. Ho will tako to this colTeo
some slices of brown bread (corn bread
with iam, or witli butter, lard, etc.) At
0 o'clock another meal will bo served,
for as people had already dono somo hard
work by that timo thoy want another
meal, Tins second breakfast may con
sist of slices of brown (rye) bread with
butter and ham, or butter nnd cheese, or
butter with egga, or bread with bacon or
sausago only, to which as a rule by tho
malo members of the family very sel
dom by females either a small glass of
"schnnps" (corn brandy) or somo very
weak beer is partaken of.
An averngo peasant family, number
ing flvo heads, would about consume per
year, two fat pigs, four or llvo geeso
perhajH a fow ducks, about half n dozen
old hens and a dozen young ones, two
dozen yoimg pigeons. Pork is in stock
allotho year round, as well in form of tho
well known "sausago" as in tho shnpo
of bacon, ham, etc. It will bo smoked
in order to keep. As to tho vegetables
used, I must say peoplo know better to
nppreciato their valuo than In England
or America. It is really astonishing toob-
ecrvo the ignornnco which provails hero,
especially nmong tho poorer classes m
England, upon such matters. Tliero nro
thousands of pcoplo in England, who
never saw in their lives n Haricot lican,
pea or turtleliving on nothing but mut
ton chops, beefsteak, pio nnd cheese.
This is entirely different in Germany.
Cereals nnd pulses aro largely used, and
thcro is a healthy variety in tho bill of
faro. It will not hnppen very often that
tho same dish is served for dinner twlco
n week. I renicmlier having read onco
in n medical book I forgot whether it
was bv Professor Gork or Itedam that tho
rural pcoplo in Thurvingiu nnd Saxonia
had tho best natural instinct for tho choico
of their foods, und that tho mixture ob
served by this jwojilo could bo put flown
us n standard for any other people oy
nnv jihvHiciau. Pupko In Herald of
(joutlio'a incentive Cupnclty.
According to tho bills of furo preserved
in tho citv nrchives nt Jena, Goetho was
in tho habit of dining exceedingly well.
Ho also liked company nt dinner, for,
duriiiL' tho period covered by tho bills
when ho had not ono guest witli him, ho
had threo. Ho always had four courses,
and sometimes more, tho dishes of his
choico being such ns roast beef nnd roast
pork on tho samodny; soups with dump
ling, aud a sirloin with nnchovy kuico,
witli roafeted pigeons nnd roast mutton
to follow, tho dinner rather of n glutton
than of n iioot- For n week and moro
ho dinod in this fashion, tho hill only
oominir tun little moro Hum 3. It is
NitUfnctory to know that this ronlly
grout man could dino well, uud wns not
ii mierulouii and ilysiKtnttu wreck, thoiiuli
it ii not ao platUNint to know thnt tho
IKXit Knmbbled witli Uiu landlord over
tho itMn. mill oven went to fosv with
him on the aublwit. Loudon l.lfo.
BELLS, FLAGS AND BEGGARS.
CtiameterlMlo Teatures of tho Hurmrii
Temples Ghastly lluinnntt).
But however different may bo tho Individ
ual details of tho great llurmeso temple?
there nro threo characteristic features wide',
tiro never wanting to nnyof them, vi-: MH
nigs nnd bepgars. Tho flags In partial!-:'
nix quite n sxcinlty, for ns tho conunoni
form of offering in Unrmnh is n piece of sil
ver paper or a strip of colored cloth, ever
Mirino is n perfect rag fair of llutteriir
shreds of ml, green, bluo nnd white, fiiMenei
to long slender saplings or to tho railings o.
tho shrino itself. As a matter of course
theso Impromptu pennons beconuulirtier am
dirtier ns tiniogoes on, till nt length tho neu
trnl tintfairly masters tho original color.
Tho Ixuls which nro usually nbout hall
tho height of nn ordinnry mnn, and bear an
Inscription setting forth their weight, tin
dnto of their easting, nnd tho nanio of the
person who presented them to tho temple
nro suspended n fow feet nbovo tho ground,
between two upright iost.s, along tho sides ol
tho paved platform already described. I!c
sido each lies n stout club or tho horn of nn
elk, which, when struck with forco upon the
edge or sido of tho bell, draws forth a volume
of sound that fullv explains tho nnmo of
"Malm tiimga (great sweet voice), given to
their largest bell bv tho people of Hurnmh
This sort of bell riQing is tho luvnrinblo pre
lude to the recital of a prayer by tiny devout
Utirmau, nnd serves according to lluriueso
ideas nt lenst ns n kind of telephone signal
to apprise tho Nats (guardian spirits) whom
ho addresses that ho is going to Wgin, turn
wishes them to pay attention to his words.
Unlike tho majority of devotees, who resent
I'Q-cely tho intervention of any unbeliever
in their worship, theso orthodox Huddhlsts
nre, ns a rule, rather pleased than otherwise
should n -Missing Kuro'ieaii happen to strike
a bell whilo thoy nro nt their prayers, argu
Ins:, with somo show of reason, that tin
creator tho noiso produced, tho moro likely
nro tho spirits to bo on tho lookout.
As for tho lieggnrs, any ono wiio nv
walked round tho Momiuo of Omar nt Jeru
sulem or tho Shir-Dnr nt Saiuarennd, maj
multiply his worst experiences by fifty, mm
fall short even then of tho horrible phau
Uismagorla of human squalor nnd himiat
misery that rises ghostlike nmiil all tho oar
baric ningnillcenco of a great Burmesi
pagoda. Tho jwol of llethesdo-itsclf novel
mustered amid its ehnstly host oi "mnS?ned
halt nnd blind" such loathsome detormitlei
as thoso which startlo tho eyo hero nt over;
turn. Dwarfish, shapeless figures, bent nut
twisted out of all semblance of humanity
swollen, eyeless visages, black and foul will
frlahtful sores, upon which tho venoinoui
tropical files settle down in clouds; lepers it
tho last nnd wont stngo iff their awful dis
ease, white, s.iectrul, hii&o.e, whining witl.
lipless mouths for charity, nnd stretchlnp
out llngerless hnnds to i9cclvo It. llml
Michael Angelo uver been in Rangoon oi
Promo or Mandalay, ho might havo saved
hiimi'lf tho trouble of seeking tho inspiration
of tho plnguo hospitals for tho multiplied
horrors of his dreadful masterpiece. David
Ivor in Now York Times.
Kenniin, llio SUici-lun Traveler.
Mr. Oeorgo Kennan, who hns recently
sprung into such fanio as a Siberian traveler,
is not at all tho sort of person ono would
fancy from his writings. In nppearnnco ho
is slender, palo nnd shy, and his manners nro
retiring nnd modest. Ho must haVo started
with a constitution of Iron, nud ho Is much
toimhcr now than ho looks. Ho is in tho
cninlov of tho Associated Press tit Washing
ton, whero ho does valued but unnoticed
routine work. Tor yours ho helped out his
salary by lectures in small places on his wan
derings, which weronhvnys attractive but not
striking enough to givo him u general repu
tation. But his chnneo camo whoa Tho Cen
tury oiwned its pages to his hfory. O
This may safely bo said of it, thnt Kennan,
unlike many travelers both before and after
Mundez, sticks to tho truth. Ho can nfford
to do so, for ho has had somo of tho toughest
ldventurcs man over lived through to toll
about. Ho hns told mo of ono of thoso expe
riences which I havo not uecn in print. While
ou ono of his Siberian trips ho wns attacked
by fovcr, nud lay for threo weeks delirious
In ii bqualld hut on a Biieepsum tor a ucu,
nuitonlono nnd helpless, save for tho friendly
caro of tho natives. Huch uu eplsodo as that
would havo niudo most men content nftcr
ward to stay nearer homo, especially if thoy
had so charming a woman for iv wlfo as Mrs.
Kennan is. But oir ho went ngain, on somo
Incrcdihlo jaunt, ns soon as ho wns ublo to
to start. Onco ii V cek.
Tho Schoolg of Greece.
Tho present king, Georgo I, camo to tho
throno in JfcftJ. Under his roign educational
affaira havo moved on faster than over, until
today thoro nro 2,000 elementary schools for
boys attended by 7U,000 scholars, "70 schools
for girls, attended by 120,000 scholura; tliero
mo over 'J,o00 teachers, malo ana letnulo,
most of thorn holding certificates from tho
normal school, secondary schools with
1,400 teachers nnd assistants, nud with moro
than 15,000 pupils, 35 gymnasiums with 210
Instructors nnd 4,7.'J pupils, n university
with four departments, 100 professors and
2,403 students, n half dozen normal schools
which havo supplied over U,000 teachers of
lato years, a polytechnic school nt Athens
with 21 instructors nnd 480 pupils, n largo
numlcr of privato nnd occlaslustlcal schhols,
several largo orphanages, as well ns night
schools in tho larger places.
In 1B85 tho communes gavo for primary
education 2,22.1,000 drachmal, and tho gov
ernment 700,000: nnd in tho samoyear tho
budget contained !l,0O0,O00 drachmal as tho
government contribution to higher und sec
ondary education. Tho effect of nil this
combined elfort has leon that illiteracy is
rapidly disappearing, nnd tho next genera
tion of Greeks to n man will know hew to
read nud writo.-"IL W. 1JU" In Now York
A C'lmnco to Mnko Money.
Thcro has not, In many years, boon n better
on?:ili-i: for n giant than now, to the snow
mon say. Any man who mousures 7tf feet
can almost fix his own price. That btaturo
ho3 never boon exceeded so far ns modern
utithuntio history tolls, except by Chang, tho
Chinaman, whom llnnium exhluitca rorsov
oral years. No kicked only throo luches of
belnir 8 feet. Cluing was nn educated man
dariii of refined taktes, nnd after uccumulat-
in" f 50.000. enoucli to innl:o him r vnnder-
bilt in China, ho returned to his nativo land.
No oircrs havo binco tempted hiinlobscomo
nn exhibit again, nud ho us.nl to doclnro that
only a desiro to jouruoy hi nil civilized lauds
induced him to mako his tour, which lusted
six yeura. l'cter Fokoti, tho Hungarian
giant, whoso death was reported recently,
wns to como to America during tho winter,
Ho wm 7 ft -1 und vory heavy. Tho
AmurR-on elnuts of rcconc times, Cant.
(Joilum und Anna Bwan, wuro all Imi than
that in stature, and thuy aro all dtxu) of con
suiiiiition, thu common dMtroyor of such
ovfKroivn poraun. Thoro t not ut prtMiit
hi tlwkhow biulwfl in tuo country, noooru
I UK to thu manuj(r of the Iurxut imiwum
in Kow vorKi n kiuiii uxugeumg f mi
oountiite out Ida hair nud hoot lioyl Now
A Cargo of HiiMl&n Criminals.
I was enabled to inspect tho internal
arrangements of tho Russian convictt
transport. Mzhnl-Novgorod. which sails
henco with 400 criminal deportes for tha
Russian penal Island of Saghalien. Tho-Nizhni-Novgorod
is an iron 6teamer ot
nbout 3,800 tons burden and is specially
fitted ns n convict transport. ith a
full complement of convicts tho vessel
carries 032. Tho moro despcrato charac
ters nro manacled and chained to iron
etaplcs in their berths, from which they
aro released when necessary. Among
tho 400 convicts carried Q tho Nizhni-
No vgor.Q about 1 GO are murderers. Upon
tho greater number of theso murderers,
in addition to their various terms of hard
labor in tho mines and quarries, will bo
inllicted upon their arrival a number ot
blows from tho knout, varying from fifty
to 123, according to their crimes. Man
acled and crouching at tho end of ono of
tho cages was a convict nbout o ycara
of age. Tliero wns nothing particularly
villainous in tho man s face, though it
was by no means well favored by nature.
What struck mo especially was his pallid
look and apparently general bodily lan
guor. Seven years ago this man had
committed murder and was sent to Sibe
ria for life, the first fivo years' hard labor
to 1)0 worked in tho mines. After tho
expiration of his mine labor ho managed
to escape, and was only rearrested nftor
consulting a second murder.
llo is now sentenced to mino labor in
Saghnlien for life, to receivo 123 blows of
the knout on arrival on tho island, and
thereafter to be chained to his barrow or
land wagon for tho first twelve months
of his sentence. In theso cases there is
no unchnining-Mho chains nro welded on
the convict's limbs, "How long do yon
imagine this poor wretch will exist under
the conditions of his first year's punish
ment? ' I asked inv guide, who has spent
somo years of official service in Siighalicn.
"Possibly a month or two. llio shorter
thu liotter for tho poor devil." It is this
question which does not appear to occur
to tho "humanitarian" defenders of tho
Russian penal codo whether capital pun
ishment were not an unqualified liiorcy
to such criminals, and their number b
tcrriblv large in Russia. Tho convict's
horror and dread of having to livo out
theso sentences is shown by tho despcrato
attempts at self destruction he is ever
ready to make. TOa scena on board theso
departing; ships is altogether saddening;
and depressing, perhaps tho moro 60 tat
ono does not hear a murmur or lament
from tho stolid looking and broken spir
ited wretches crowded behind tliobars of
theso cages, which remind tho spectator
onh; tco forcibly of tho wild beast dens
wo aro accustomed to seo m a traveling
mpimcrnrio. Odos.s?i Cor. London Nows.
How to Trolonc Lifts.
I havo been much interested In recent
articles on ''Tho Christian Science," "No
More Sickness and Death," and "Tho
Prolongation of Life." I liko thosa
articles amazingly well, as for years I
havo had a hobby like them and ntn still
astride of it, only mino is a muscular ono,
and it doesn't matter whether your
thinker is uQund up and going or not.
If I tell you of it, in nn old fashioned
way, bo you may keep your spino crooked
in tho right direction and mako yourself
feel ten or moro years younger, it may
do wino good.
Pleaso call to mind how listlessly old
peoplo crawl out of bed in tho mornjrig,
also if tliero aro any young peoplo in tho
room getting up, notico how tho urchins
stretch themselves. Also call to mind
how a iierson just recovering from a sick
bed is inclined to db tho saino. Call to
mind how seldom middle nged aud old
folks nro inclined to stretch unless ex
pecting hoinelhing oi importance.
I havo found that u good, long stretch
in tho morning, ns soon ns on my feet,
lias turned tho bend of my back to tho
front, has taken tho stoop out of my
shoulders, and my wifo says my hair is
becoming dark ngain. I havo sons past
!10 years of ago who stop no lighter than
I; and ns for my eating qualifications. I
defy nnj' man to get nwny with mo.
Of courso I takon stretch Bovcrnl times
n day, with great benefit. I don't know
why it does mo good, only to forco tho
blood nud other juices of tho body whera
they belong. Anyhow, I know it makes
mo feel young, nnd others I havo told
about it Kay it does them great good.
James Laurio in Now York Sun.
Superstitions of tlm III;humUb
Tho belief in fairies and brownies, or
tho moro playful und fanciful kind ot
fuiry, seems to belong moro to tho Low
lands of Scotland than tho Highlands.
Tho character of tho peoplo wns softer,
nnd tho lighter forma of superstitious be
lief found a moro fitting homo thcro than
in tho Highlands, whoro tho gloomy und
nustcro character of tho pcoplo led them
to invest tho supernatural inhabitants of
their glens nnd mountains with some
thing moro akin to their own darker and.
Thus tho fairies and brownies of tho
Lowlands tnko in tho north tho form ot
warnings, that como in gruesomo guiso
to foretell misfortuno nnd calamity to
tho family to whom thoy belong, and to
whom they appear when danger or mis
fortuno threatens their patrons. Every
great und powerful family in tho north,
wns believed to Juivo n supernatural
warning or omen which appeared beforo
tho death of any prominent member. It
varied in most cases, but each family ot
n clan generally received tho Bamo warn
ing beforo death as tho chief. Very
otriking coincidences no doubt havo oc
curred, quito important enough to con
vinco n highly superstitious peoplo of
their Infallibility. Murray's Mngazino.
"Swlii llrlilKd" of thoirnst.
At this etagoof tho proceedings wo fall
In for tho first timo during tho present
expedition witli ono or two of thoso fa
mous " swing bridges," which nro such a
chnnictorLdlo fonturo both of India nnd
of Coylon, Their construction is very
bIiiipIo. Two ropes nro stretched from
bank to bank nbout four feet apart, nud
n number of thin plunks fastened across
thorn ho na to mako a kind of i iulo foot
way; but thu addition ot n handrail on
either irido ia absolutely necoiwiry to make
thU primitivo brldgu juissabla ut nil, for
by tho timo you get nour llio mlddlo of It
tho wholu oonutt notion i i rocking to nud
fio liko a Hwiinj, making you fool very
nmolitmlf you wciotiu acrobat danem
iiv)ii u tilnuU ryno, l)tivld Kcr iu Nw