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THE OLD HOUSE.
The hons we used to lire in looks at 111
So wistfully as we go driving by;
The wind that makes its ner tree mur
Flics swiftly after with entreating sish.
One hark! come back! we hear it low
U'; up the grass-choked gate, the earth-
A' .-lit in your childhood's Lome once
Ah. no! ' ' " make 'uerry with light
tit newer aays inn pnso me past aside.
Close io',:l;iit door the baby ned to reach
Thi kn..l and play wjit--before he
mod; , F
Ht i"cd to sleep on th. bioad window
A sunbeam in his curls no, uot that
Tliis level road. Drive fast oh, faster
Ilow small It wai! Bofore the birds nre
They lie so warmly in one tiny nest;
But nil the world is theirs when they
And foreign roofs replace the mother's
Ah. wf-ll God careth. See, before us
The ampler home beneath a lofty bench.
Lift l' the saddened heart and clear the
For in that empty nest beyond the hill
Are blessed shadows at imniortnl ease;
Thf sun-crowned baby on the window sill,
The happy children underneath the
Oiil house, look not so piteous. Thou art
Of liireer lives the very sweetest part;
The tirt love of the unforgetting heart.
HIDDEN IN THE CLOSET
T was early inoraing, and Tuonans.
Lord 's valet, had waited on
his master's American guest to see
what he desired blin to do for him.
There certainly was something odd in
the gentleman's manner, and he had
not the look of one who had enjoyed
refreshing slumbers. At last, just as
the man turned to leave the rom, he
"Thomas, I hare been awake
"My Lord will regret to bear it,"
"Something odd disturbed me,"
tlnued the gentleman. "One of
the maids kept me awake all night."
"One of the maids, sir?" cried
"Yes, Thomas. She kept running into
my room at least every half hour to
look In the glass and admire herself.
She came out of that door," and he
"something odd disturbed me.'
pointed to one In a corner, "and walked
straight up to the mirror; the light
from the night lamp fell upon her face;
she heeined to catch my eye in the glass
each time, and smiled at me as she did
so. She wore a short, quilted skirt, a
little black bodice, and full white
sleeves, she had a gold cross tied
about her neck by a black ribbon, and
'ore a little cap on her black braids
a young girl with a French face.
Thomas. Do you kiiow her?"
Thomas made no answer. He looked
at the gentleman steadily and grew
pale. At last he spoke:
"If I have the honor of understand
ing you, sir, the young person came
through the door?"
"Yes." said the American.
"More than once, sir?'
"About once an hour from midnight
"And smiled at you in the glass,
wtere you saw her face? I understand
sh.- did not look toward you as she
I'a-.s.d. sir?" J v
' f 'ig'jt i Thomas." 1
'May I beg you to do me the faror of
loi klug Into this room, sir?"
'e gentleman followed Thomas to
the door through which be asserted
that the young persou passed, and saw
nothing but a closet about twelve feet
square, with no door save the one that
opened Into the large room, and high
lu the ceiling a Uttle window through
which a bird could scarcely have
flown. It contained no furniture what
ever. "There must be a secret door or or
something!" cried the American. "I
am not mad, and I was wide awake."
"Yes. sir," said Thomas, still more
solemnly. "An ordinary young person
'ould not have contrived to disappear,
but the young persou you have seen has
been au apparition, sir. for' more than
two hundred years."
"Au apparition!" cried the American
"Yes, sir." replied Thomas, "an ap
parition, sir. I think you have seen
Lady 's gentlewoman Kosette,
r. It Is ten yenrs since she was seen
before to my knowledge, but she has
keen seen often."
"I should like to hear more about
Bssette." said the fceutleniau.
AMERICA TO BE CALLED
TEXX CHURCH AND ANCIENT AND PICTURESQUE GRAVEYARD.
THE famous old Tenn Church, located in Amersham Bucks, England, in
which many of William Penu's descendants are buried, and which contain
the historic brasses of the Penn family, the earliest dating from 1507, is in
great danger of falling into complete decay.
The vicar of this veuerable house of worship. Rev. B. J. S. Kerby, is coming to
Philadelphia early this spring for the purpose of interesting the people of the
Quaker City in the work of repairing the old Penn Church, which he hopes to
complete before the coronation of King EJward.
This ancient ami historic church of Penn, so closely connected with the great
founder of Pennsylvania, nn.l which contains a vault in which repose the remaius
of no less than six of the founder's grau khiidren, the eldest of whom was named
after him, stands on a lofty summit which commands a beautiful panorama of
Windsor and the valley of the Thames. The sacred edifice stands "00 feet above
sea level. From its massive square tower may be seen portions of twelve coun
ties. This eminence gives a great charm to its churchyard, which contains some
beautifully twisted old yew trees supposed to lie more than 1,000 years old.
The church was built in 1-13, consisting originally of a nave and south aisle;
a chancel was added in 17iW, in which are several very elegant monument by
the celebrated Chan trey, aud also a tine east window of stained glass.
The church is also famous for its ancient and well-preserved brasses, most ot
which relate to the Petin family. The earliest of these is that of John Penn, 1597.
and another is that of William Penn and his wife, Martha, dating from lti35.
The tomb or vault containing the six grandchildren of the Great Quaker is
in the center of the nave, ami is marked by a flat stone bearing the inscription:
"Sacred to the memory of William Penn, son of Thomas Penn, proprietor of
Pennsylvania, and Lady Juliana, his wife, February 11. 17o3."
The unsightly and decayed pulpit in use for many years has recently been
replaced by the beautiful oak pulpit from Curzon Street Chapel, of which
Thackeray writes in "The Newcomes."
It is three hundred years old, and the panels are beautifully inlaid, one panel
containing no less than one hundred and sixty pieces of wood.
The chapel has been pulled down and the site sold to the Duchess of Marl
boro, nee Vanderhilt, to build a town house upon.
Should the $2,000 be obtained, the vicar proposes to put up a brass tablet la
the church stating that the roof and tower were restored by citizens of Phila
delphia and other Pennsylvania's in memory of the Great Founder and to mark
the coronation of Edward VII. of England. Philadelphia Times.
"Yes, sir," said the valet. "This is an
old family, and about two hundred
years ago there was a Lord Herbert
who was a gay, wild young nobleman,
aud was a great admirer of the ladies,
sir. However, by the time he was '30
he was married and settled down, and
began to be much thought of and re
spected. So was his lady, too, sir,
though she was not handsome and was
"One thing, however, the English
servants did not like she brought a
foreign maid with her from France a
girl named Rosette and as pretty as a
"One day, sitting before her glass,
Rosette combing her hair for her, she
heard her husband come into the room. :
Her back was toward him and Rosette
was behind her. and they forgot the
mirror, and so, sir. she saw in it, with-1
out stirring, both their faces, and she
saw the girl smile at her husband and
she saw him smile back at her. bhe
understood everything, but she never
stirred, and she never said anything I
to him, no, nor to the maid, sir.
"This was her room, sir. In that little 1
closet Rosette bad her bed, to be ready
If she called her. But one morning my
lady's bell rang furiously, and the maid
who answered It was told to do my
lady's hair, for Rosette had gone back
to her native country.
"All the time 6he was doing It the
girl thought she heard a faint, moan
ing sound, and was frightened, aud
went back to the rest pale and trem
bling, and before night it was well
known in the bouse that that little
closet there was uot only locked, but
"After that my Lord seemed to take
to his wild ways again in a measure
and drank a great deal, and my Lady
lived much alone. There never were
any children; but they both lived to be
old indeed, and at last my Lady died
in this room and was buried in the
"My Lord was as old as she by that
time, but as soon as the funeral was
over he went iDto my Lady's room and
stood a long while before the locked
and nailed closet door.
"Then he said to himself: 'I cannot
die until I know,' and ordered it to be
opened. There were hundreds of nails
in it; but they were all out at last, and
the lock was forced, and my Lord arose
and tottered Into the closet
"It wasn't much they found, only a
few bones and an ornament or two,
but It was plain that the girl had been
tied hand and foot and bound to the
bed and left there to die if she was
not murdered outright by the Jealous
"But ever since, sir, whenever there
Is going to be misfortune In the fam
ily, whoever sleeps here in this room
sees Rosette come out of ber closet aud
smile In the glass. No one ever sees her
face, only Its reflection. 1 hope no tria
ble will follow now, sir."
As for the American, he slept else
where the next night He bad no ad-
! miration for ghosts, even the family
i ghosts of noblemen, and be bad no de
I sire to see Rosette smile at him In the
j glass again. New York Dally New.
RESCIE PENN CHURCH FROM DECAY
CAUSES OF SUN SPOTS.
Investigation Indicates They Are Not
Due to Planetary Influence.
It frequently happens that a theory
which would satisfactorily explain cer
tain facts of momentous scientific in
terest is unable to Gnd acceptance for
the reasou that the more closely it Is!
investigated the less probuble It ap-l
pears. Foi example, the attraction ex-1
erted by the planets on the surface lay-1
ers of the sun should account for sun
spots, aud a great many astronomers
have Insisted it did.
But Birkland has examined this the
ory with reference to the attraction ex
erted by the planets Venus, Mercury,
Jupiter and Saturn on the sun's atmos
phere, and comes to the conclusion,
which he has reported to the Paris
Academy of Sciences, that the varia
tions of the eleven-year-period cannot
be traced to planetary Influences. It
Is certain, he says, that the planets must
have a tidal Influence on the solar en
velope, but how far, if at all, that in
fluence goes toward the creation of the
spots Is at present mere conjecture. So,
exactly, is It with the lunar attraction
on the earth's atmosphere. It assured
ly exists, but how far It Interferes with
the readings of the barometer eludes all
Even the late Dr. Croll's seductive
idea that the changes in the earth's,
orbit round the sun would account for
the glacial epoch, a brilliant conception
and one that captivated astronomers, j
physicists and geologists alike. Is now
very generally given up or In abeyance.
In each case, says the New Y'ork Times,
the causation Is real, uot imaginary,
but whether It Is the "vera causa" of
the effect to be explained Is doubtful.
Answering a Question.
Some of the troubles of editorship are
the letters which come to the editor
from subscribers la search of Informa
tion. The Bookman acknowledges the
receipt of this letter from a correspond
ent who Uvea not a thousand miles from
"Do you ever realize that the emana
tions of human thought are never Iso
lated and abstracted so that tbey stand
without the universal consciousness,
but that Instead they form one endless
continuity whereby through all tbe
phases of literature, whether primitive
or typical of high aesthetic cultivation,
tbey are united by what Is perhaps a
subconscious but nevertheless an In
herent and persistent striving after tbe
complete and perfect expression of
what is best In the human heart aud In
tellect? Do you ever think of this?"
Happily the editor was equal to the
occasion, and he leplied in all tbe buoy
ancy of an optimistic nature:
"Yea. sometimes. By the way. In s
couple of weeks it will be about time
for buckwheat cakes."
Why fche Didn't Scream,
"Did you scream when be kissed
"Well, I guess not. Papa was In the
next ro:m." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A woman can talk without thinking,
but she can't think without talking.
A WIRELESS 'PHONE.
ACTUALLY IN USE IN PENNSYL
VANIA AND KENTUCKY.
Farmer Talks to 11 i Krirtula Across
Vuitt 8iucrs Without Wires, and
HuildinK, stonework and Noise of
Traffic Conatitutc No Obstacle.
Wireless telephony is now an as
sured fact. Indeed. Just at the time
when tlie whole country Is talking of
the wonderful success achieved by In
ventors recently iu wireless telegraphy,
a test of telephony by the wireless
means has been made with almost
equally astounding results. A plain,
almost unheard-of Kentucky farmer,
who has Ikh'ii carrying on electrical
experiments as a sort of side Hue, is
the man who has come forward aud
transmitted the sound of bis voice
without wires through wood, brick,
mortar and solid stones; through
blocks of business houses, over loug
distances through citv stivers iiuln-
lerrupted by the noise of traltte. The
laiuiei s uame is -Mitnau MiiliDlelleld
and his home Is a farm a few miles
from Murray, Ky. The story of bow
he demonstrated the worth or his dis
covery to the people of the little town
of Murray will soon be world his
tory. Wonderful n X-Kny.
From a station in the law otiice of a
frieud over u transmitter of his own
invention lie gave his friends a greet
ing by wireless telephony, and at sev
en stations located in different bust
ness houses and ollices iu the town, the
message was simultaneously delivered.
Music, songs, whispered conversations
could be heard with perfect ease. Hun
dreds of people visited the different
receivers during the period of the pub
lic demonstration and were astounded
at the results. As insidious and pene
trating us the wonderful X-ray, "the
electric envelope of the earth" bore
the Stubblolleld messages. This mys
terious, intangible envelope Is ' what
Stubblefield claims to have made a
messenger boy for the millions that In
habit the globe.
MADE "GIANT JACK" WINCE.
The Courageous Act of a Northwest
ern Sheriff's Wife.
A woman who Is looked upon as one
of the bravest of her sex In the West
Is Mrs. A. F. Kees. the wife of Sheriff
Kees. ot Walla
Walla, Wash. The
act which proved
ber daring was the
preventing of one
of the worst Jail
deliveries In the
of Walla Walla.
Among the des
perate men who
are locked Id the
Jail In that city are
Arthur Rogers, a
UIL6. A. r. KEES.
Kan Jose bad man; Marshall Linn, a
highwayman, aud "Giant Jack" An
drews, the terror of Coppei Hills, and
It was with this select circle of cut
throats that a plot to escape origin
ated. The dash for liberty involved a
murder perhaps three of them but a
human life more or less Is not a matter
of great concern to tbe bad men of the
Walla Walla country. There was to
be no sawing of bars, no tunneling
under the walls. Tbe men had se
cured a heavy vinegar bottle and se
creted It In "Giant Jack's" cell. With
this weapon tbey planned to dispatch
Levi Malone, the Jailer. Should Sheriff
Kees, who was suffering from a gun
shot wound In the arm, oppose them in
their escape be was to be dealt with
as tbe moment might require.
A few evening later Jailer Malone
stepped into the corridor to lock tbe
cells for the night. There was a quick
blow and tbe next instant "Giant
Jack" Andrews was choking out the
prostrate Jailer's life. Outside tbe
crippled sheriff was standing on guard,
gun In band, but fearful that be couid
not withstand the rush of fourteen
maddened men. Andrews secured the
keys, unlocked tbe door aud threw his
weight against It. On the opposite
side Sheriff Kees braced himself, striv
ing to hold tbe door shut, but he was
slowly forced back. Then came an
interruption. Through the crack of
the door appeared the barrel of a re
volver and glancing over the sights
were the Knapping blue eyes of the
"You understand, do you, Jack?" the
woman said. "I'm going to kill you
unless you return to your cell."
Tbe other prisoners, less dogged than
their leader, already had slunk to the
StubbTefleld Is the Inventor of ser
eral electrical contrivances which have
been patented in this country and Eu
rope. His only assistant In the work
on the Invention has been his 14 years
old son. Bernard B. Stubbletiold. The
father bus for years boon an enthusiast
on the subject of electricity, nud the
lxy has made playthings of elec
trical devices since babyhood. The
father says the sou deserves credit
for numerous valuable suggestions giv
en iu the course of working up the de
tails of the invention.
Up to this time he has devoted his
cut ire attention to the construction, of
a transmitter, lie will now occupy
himself with the completion of an Im
proved receiver, which lias been par
tially constructed. It will, when per
fected, bring up the sounds to any de
sired pitch. With this device It will,
the Inventor claims, lie possible to com
municate with hundreds of homes at
I I I . WJ
ill n. 4 iff i tfrm i -. i tax' j i
i. vi:ntok ami 1118 SON.
the same time. A single message can
be sent from a central station to all
parts of the United States. lie thinks
the device would be Invaluable iu the
matter of sending out the United
States Weather l'.ureau predictions, In
directing the movements of a fleet flt
sea aud In numerous ways which ap
peal to one at llrst thought.
Mr. Stubblelield is In hopes of get
ting a government appropriation to aid
Ii i in ill carrying on his work or at least
the promise of such assistance. The
possibilities of the Invention seem to
be practically unlimited, and It will bo
no more thau a matter of time when
conversation over long distances be
tween the great cities of the country
will be carried on dully without wires.
Iu the theory of wireless telephony
ether Is the great medium for the
transmission of energy. It fills all
space, Interplanetary and Intermodu
lar. The ether Is easily thrown Into
vibration, resulting In waves. The lu
tennolecular vibration of the ether Is
transmitted to the earth and causes
lntennolecular vibration there. At the
transmitting station au electric current
Is made to oscillate under very high
voltage or pressure, and waves go out
n every direction. These waves strik
ing an electric circuit at a distant sta
COLLINS TESTING HIS WIRELESS
rear of the corridor. "Giant Jack"
hesitated for a moment, as if trying to
devise some way to conquer the plucky
woman who held his life iu her hands.
"One, two, th "
The woman had started to count, and
the terror of the Coppei country under
stood at three she would tire.
"Don't shoot don't shoot!" pleaded
the big man to the little woman. "I'm
beat, i'ou're too many for us. I'll
And with that "Giant Jack," who
was a terror to men, capitulated to the
"bravest woman In all the West," and
the Walla Walla Jail delivery had
ALL IN THE FAMILY.
Mrs. Casaldy Hud the Diviaion of La
- bor All Arranged.
When Mr. Cassldy suggested, one
morning, that meat, vegetables, coal
and Hour were "going up" while wug.
were uot, aud that In the Interest of the
savings-bank account It might be well
to take some of tbe section-men to
board, Mrs. Cassldy uttered neither
rash affirmative nor harsh denial. She
merely smiled ujoii her husband, and
murmured, "Sure, Terence, 'tis the
good bead ye have!"
That evening, however, she opened
the subject of her own accord. "1 do
be wanting to save more money ine
self, Terence," she admitted. "Would
you put four men In the two chambers
and charge them nve dollars a week?"
"Yes," answered Mr. Cassldy.
"And four men at five doiias is-How
much Is It, Patsy?"
"Twenty dollars," replied Pasty,
"True for you, darling! Listen till
him, Terence! 'Four lives?' says I.
'Twenty.' says he, betune two breaths,
for all the world like his grandiatlier
that might bave been a schoolmaster
if he could ever have learnt to read.
Twenty dollars! And ye never thought
of taking anuy out for anny girl to help
me wld the washing and scrubbing and
the likes o' that?"
"No," answered Mr. Cassldy.
"No," Mrs. Cassldy repeated. "We'll
have the twenty dollars all in the fam
ily. Sure, I've planned everything out
to-day, wld me for the Ironing and the
mending and the baby and cooking.
'TIs nlgb about a woman's work to do
that same cooking, when four of tbe
six Is strangers; but I'll throw In the
Ironing and tbe mending mending for
eight, Terence and tbe baby."
tion will set up oscillations m it simi
lar to those which produced the waves.
A telephone receiver will respond tu
these secondary vibrations. The re
ceivirg nod sending Instruments will
probably have to lie tuned electrically
to one another mid by this means a
wireless telephone communication
might be bad without fear of some ono
tapping I lie wireless line. Stubblefield
thinks that a transmitter for a long
distance will not have to be of large
size, and In that event European and
American houses, with properly tuned
Instrument, could bold daily conversa
tions over wireless Instruments no
more cumbersome to the otllce than tbo
llrst long distance telephone boxes.
The Collins Hycm.
Somewhat different from Stubble
field's method Is the system being per
fected by Prof. A. Frederick Collins, a
nlinble-wltted Yankee of Philadelphia.
To put the case In a nutshell, it may be
stated that be uses terrestrial curreuts
instead of metallic currents such as are
employed Iu the old fashioned tele
phone or ether waves which are util
ized by Marcoul. The Collins wireless
telephone has uot, of course, yet
reached the stage of development
which It will ultimately attain, but out
door wireless stations are Iu constant
operation at Narberth, Pu. Each ter
minal station consists of an ordinary
camera tripod supporting a small wood
en stand, to which Is affixed by mean!
of a brass rod a cup-like transmitter,
such as Is used Iu ordinary telephon
ing, and two intensity colls enclosed Iu
hard rubber, together with the pieces
of copper sheathing technically kuowu
as "condensers." Below the tripod Is
a shallow hole iu the ground. In which
Is buried a small zltie wire screen, and
this Is connected by means of a wire
to the mechanism on the tripod plat
form. Willi this system In Its primary
form It Is possible to send a message
but one way-thut Is, If the person
listening to a message wishes to reply
he must talk Into an apparatus similar
to that at the sending station. But
the wireless Instruments designed for
regular use, as for instance, those In
actual service at the present time lu a
Philadelphia office building, are com
bination Installations the transmitter
being lilted with a receiving litinex nud
the receiver with a sending attach
ment, aud are Identical In general ap
pearance with the familiar form of tel
ephone In universal use to-day In of
fices aud residences.
"Yes," said Mr. Cassldy, approvingly.
"And Patsy will help tend the baby,"
Mrs. Cassldy proceeded, "what time
he's not going to school or running er
rands or chopping wood or carr'lnif
coal or making beds or washing dishes.
Y'eil have to learn the new tricks,
Patsy-inaklng beds and washing dUli
es. 'Twill be line for you when you
have a family of your own."
The boy began a panic stricken pro
test, but Ills father checked It with a
wave of the hand. "Yes," said Mr.
"But whisper, Terence!" Mrs. Cas
sldy went on with redoubled earnest
ness, ""lis the sweeping and scrub
bing and the week's wash that do be
breaking me heart and me back.
There'll be a power of It, what wld us
and the boarders. So It's you I'll have
to sweep mid scrub the floors of an
evening, Terence, and It's every Mon
day morning yousil get up early and
do the wash."
"I will not!" roared Mr. Cass dy.
"Then nayther will I do more than,
one woman's work!" his wife declared,
with equul posltlveness. "Ho! ho! hot
Keep the twenty dollars In the family,
says you. But why would I be the only
one to keep It? Would yous tend your
switch by day and by night, too, If the
railroad offered you the Job? Answer
mo that, now!"
An Unfortunate Kiample.
The present King of Italy has a sharp
tongue, which he Is uot slow to use If
be thinks the occasion demands It. Not
long ago he was bewailing tbe fact that
It was almost Impossible for him to
know the real sentiments of his peo
ple toward him.
"That." said one of the courtiers, ob
sequiously, "would be easy If your ma
jesty would disguise himself as a stu
dent, and visit the cafes and gathering
places of the populace. That Is what
Peter the Great did."
"I know." replied the king, "but ap
parently you forget that Peter the
Great used to hang all those whom be
overheard speaking ill of him. Don't
you think you'd better choose another
The Only One.
The Sage There Is only one success
ful argument to be employed In a con
troversy with a woman.
The Tyro And what Is that?
Tbe Sage Dead silence. Puck.
When It Is silks with the wife It la
apt to be sulks with tbe husband. ,