tWs 4 im$$ TOSLERS OP the COLUMBIA liy Paul Dc Loncy nuthor of 'lJrt lit Hie licscrt," "Orcnon fthctthc," anil ollutr Patlllc G Slorlr CIIAlTKIt XVI-Ootillnucd. Tim Island n soon reached and tho nun liiL hi ashore. 'Jliu morning was mini mi 'I cold nml a flro of ilrlfl wood wna klmll(l lor Iho comfort nl ' tliu woitntlrtl iiiaii nml III companions. At Iho ilny lagged awny Ihomnn grow "womii. Dim was liU most attentive nurse, In tlia nllornooii bn iruniltl lili com a i) totiH Unit it vronlil bo bctloi to Uko Ilia wounded man to lain liomu. ,'They agreed iiiion this lint I hoy illil not know what to do with their rl oner. On Hih aouthsldo they could not hold lilm, nml If I liny left hi in on the Island lm might bo compelled to ro nml n lor revertl ilnyo without naiilat wire. They wanted dim to accompany tlitim to t ti If r homes, lull Dsn had mat (en of mors Import nnro demanding bin attention on tlia north side, tin told them la leavo him on the lalmul and ho -would Uko lilt chances on reaching thine. The fishermen pulled out with theli wounded companion, roluclnntly lea v lug Pun he.ilnd. Throughout llio ilny I.aplisrn walked 'tip mul down tho Island viewing III) friends mid enemies tlioy Iny on their onrt In threatening attitudes. o uianagid, however, lo keep con cealed behind th drlftwooil from hln 'in'iiilc, while lio was loo f,tr away to ho dlstlngnlahed liy hit friend. Ho had si-arched tho lulnnil from onn end to Ilia other for n boat, hut Iho nouthililvrt hid intended making tills iiortof prlaou had Ihny carried out their orlglnnl plana and had removed cveir Nimhlmiro of cmfl fiom tho plaro, Betides the Inland hnd nlwnya been n sort of neutral ground Mid allien tho quanrl had lcgun, neither aido at temptiHl lo occupy It and all llthlng ap paratus and supplies hnd boon Inkcn away by the rrapellvu ownvra. Aa night ramo on, Dan became more am loin to roach tht north ahorr. Ho wondoifsl how inmiy of hit frlcnda had (alien under tho Uio of Iho touthildora, and wondered moie how Hankala wna faring. Old Peailng waa too much abaorbed In tho tiouhlo at hand lo carry out hln plan of taking fttnkala and IIIiikwoIiI to tho county J'ooi farm, but he knew tho iirl wan woirylnit her young life away over tho outlook for the luturn and OMlbly by thin time, to far aa ho know,, alio waa grieving by tho hodaldo of Ihe dictated ItlngMold. Tho Impatient young flfdicruian could remain niiexllo no longer, lto con etrurlod a raft fiom planka nnd I Indicia which had lodged on Iho ahorcs of tho lilmid and with piece of planks UM-d na o,ca and paddles ho tturtod for tho main ahoio. It fore hla work had been completed, however, night hnd long alnco fallen -over the waters and a atorm waa brew lng. Tho same aound from the clnah of tho wavo and tut rent on iho bar gift' -t-d his ears at that moment that made th frnll Hankala tremble with fear aa aim lelt the north ahoro to aearcli for him that alio might glvo him the food alio hnd prepared for him and of which alio thought he muat by tlila tlmo Im In ouch dire lived. CIIAlTKIt XVII. " Where In Kanknla?" "Hello, lookout!" "Hello, caplalnl" "How dmMi It look to tho southwest?" "lllack and foreboding, captain." "I fuartd mi. Watch cloae tho river nnd liay. Tliey are covered with those fool Aldermen tonlRht. Tho light of morning will find plenty of woik for us to do. ' Thin apoko the captain of tho llfo caving atution to the man on the look out. Night bad already closed In and tho aptaln of the llfo aaving station know a atorm waa coming. Ilo wna at tho ttntlon b.lnw tho rocka and could not ceo out on the ocean out had called to tho man ntntionrd on tho bill to vorlfy tlio evidence, of tho atoun. Theinstru mints at tho Motion Indicated a el onn, lint tho rising, aurglug, slalilng, cluck ing bieakcra on the rocka gave a 111010 formidable warning to tlio experienced llfo snver. It Is the enmo old story at tho mouth of the Columbln. I'rom fall until fining, Ihrotigliout the long wlntoi months, tho storms ingo w'th unceas ing fury. 'Ilirco days of etoim nnd ono ol dim sunshlno is a liberal statement In favor of the king of day. At this point Neptune rules unchallenged through tho winter, but when summer oines lie it nuporsided by old Hoi, who wields his rccptie with a more clinritn lito hand and makes this little atletch of coait tho most attractive spot in tho great Pacific Northwest. Thousands of rdcanme seekers visit this coast each cummer to view tho grandeurs and beauties of nnturo, but lice botaro nd--vancing wlntoi, when gloom and dark, nest Bottlo over tho placo. Uko tho pall of dentb. Men Inuicd to hardships nnd disast ers learn to scorn Ihom. 11 Ib this class that uufforf most from thorn. Tlioy bo omo emboldened to stand In the teeth of death, yea, oven lo enter Its Jaws, while tho moio tluild fly for safety, nnd escape Its fangs. Day after day tlfo courageous go down, while the cowards llvo to tell of tho chivalrous deeds of the bravo, A torrllto Btorm was rising to swoop tho rlvor and bay, Tho black horlion to the southwest told this. Tho low ing clash of waters on the bar spoko It In so many sounds, Tho moaning winds In the boughs of tho tall trees, on tho hills sung It in dismal notes. Tho angry surges on tho botch hissed out like the warning of on addor. Tho gloomy mist which Btirroundod old Capo Disappointment lighthouse hung Uko a pall ovor tho rlvor and bay. Yot tho water was dotted-with tho boats of tho heed lees flshormcn. They had soon tho signs n thousand times nnd had novor known thorn to fall. They knew that no frail cinft could bo reasonably oxpected to eurvlvo buoU n alorir as was Indltntod tonight. It was Iho night after Iho Initio between Iho flshorinou, It waa tho night upon whltli flanknla had started out, to sea to Dud Dan Ijiphnm. It wai tho night upon which Dan Laphani left Hand lalnnd upon a rait of driftwood for tho uoith shorn. . Thla waa a typical nlghtalnrm at tho mouth of the Columbia. The people of tlin village hnd been on tho alott, kindling beacon flrea and wnlklng tho bench to render aid lo their friends on tho hay. Tho morning hinko forth with many stories of hardships, dlnaslor and death, Tliu fishermen on o.thur side had been alow to yield their poaltlon, In apito of the fact that they were warned In many ways of tho approaching tlorm, they iIikxI In tho teeth of dangr from force of habit. The aoulhaideri woro determined lo destroy tho objection, ablo trnpa and the norlhtldert woro firm in Handing by tho defense of their phoporty. Hut all had eventually been com pelled to yield to the slemcnts. The norlhaldera had been driven one by one lo tho north ahoro, while the south nldera had been compelled to take rof iiro on the Island. They had not the time to make it to tho south shore. I'Uhermcii on both aides, it Is true, had remained too long. Tlioy had liven caught In tho angry sea and dragged Uko captives toward Ihe bar. Tho dawn hnd found tho llfo ravel a active. It was tho samo old story. They succeeded In rescuing some of Ihe men fiom a watery gravo. A few had uniio ovor the bar never to return. Koine of these had been awept away long before Iho life tarrra could at-o their way to go to the resciio. The wind did not lull until well up In Ilia day. The southsldert nestled along the shores of Hand Island, like so many water hound animals. The northsldora rushed up and down the bank looking for missing ones and pro- paring to lelurn to the defense of their traps so coon aa the waves should aul aldo. Women were wringing their hands over tho loss of their dear ones and children were crying for fathers they would never jeo again, Tho Ions ol life wna to common among the lliliur men that only thoto actually bereaved horo rail hearts on audi occasions. Dm sudden making of widows and or phans hnd been going on for years, foi rvciy storm claimed Its victims. A heavy wavo, a swamped boat, a lost fltliorinm, told a common story. It waa eiprctinl. Thwo who battled with death knew that tlioy must eventually low. "Whoro Is Hankala?" waa asked of the tlal'crmen aa they arrived ashore throughout tho night. "Where la Bankala?" asked Dan Ijiliham when he had visited her cabin mid found It vacant. "Where Is Hankala?" wan tho ques tion passed from Up to Hp throughout tho day. y Dan tapham had steered his crude raft straight lor the north shoio. He had been buffeted by tho waves, it Is true, nnd had Ix-cn carried far to the south, but fortune favored him and he had butted Into the boats of his friends who had taken him ashore. Ilut not one of all tho men returning bad even Hankala. Tlioy were Indignant that alio should have been permitted to leave tho village,. "Wo have no tlmo for grieving over tho lost," said old Hoadog, walking up ami down tho beach liko an angiy lion. "feo, the men on Ihe Island aro In action and will noon lie upon our trans. To your boats, men, to your boats! Wo must protect those traps' with our Uveal" II waa late in the afternoon. The storm had again subsided. The men on the inland decided to take advant ago of tho northslders while they were aahoro and destroy their traps. The northslders were quick to see this and huslling their anna and am munition aboard they leaped Into the boats along tho bench nnd rowed with all tholr might to Iho defense of their cause. Iho southsldorn also started out briskly lo neat them to tliu traps. The hitter hud n slight advantage in dis tance but their opponents woro refresh ed by a wot in meal nnd many of thorn had secured n few hours sleep. Tho Binall fleet on either side was di vided Into squadrons as If by common arrangement, and whllo one squad made for the defoiiBO of n group of traps along tho lino which stretched up and down the river channel on tho bay side, a squad from the other side started for tho same point to destroy thorn. In tho mcanllmorelntorcements were gathoiiiiR on tho south shoio, for tho Bouthsldors outnumbered the men on Ihe north, and war to a finish was now moro Imminent than ovor. "Will tlmso soldiers never arrive?" was tlio quostlon old Beadog asked hlnisolt as ho dhoctod his men to bat tle for tho traps, OHAPTKK XVIII. . Bankala I.lstons to the Plotters, Bankala had h hard battle wltlitlio surf hut alio reached the traps formorlj tended by Dan Lapham boforo tho storm was qt Its holghth, Dan, of couree, was not near t lie placo. Tho wind wna already raging and tho white caps woro multiplying at a rapid rata and leaping higher and higher. At her back the sea was boiling liko n caldron while to tho south It was not so much disturbed. Her home lay across tho raging son while Baud Island lay to the south. It was this great up lioavel of Band and tho driftwood upon its Biirface that broke the storm to some extent and yet left a moans of es cape for Bankala, l)ut sho would not have returned to hor homo at this tlmo hnd tho son boeu as calm as an Inland lako. Blio had started out on a mission and this would alio complete with a woman's deter mination, film vns looking for Dan Ijiplinm. Ilor strong and handsome young friend hnd aided her In fishing tho Imps when her nged companion was tinnulo to aaaist, no nan also, on that very morning, left her money Willi which (o buy necessary supplies) hu hnd promised hor that lllngwold should not go lo tho pour houto) and alxivii all there was an undefined feel ing In her heart for tho young man which only comes to a woman onco In a lifetime. Hankala did not understand this and would have blushed had It been ex plained, It was the same old story which has caused tho loya, sorrows, disappointments and happlnene alnco the days ol Adam and i;vo, Whllo clinging to the piling which held tho netting of fjiplinin'a flahtrap, to tlendy her boat, Hankala could eve that the water was rapidly rising and that each flood daihod higher above tho mark inuilo by tho foiiucr wavo. The billows grow darker and more sullen whllo the whllerans looked like irrcat animals leaping at random In the di rection ol tho bar. ilefore It wal loo late tho ttirnod her boat toward tho Island, wheio she landed without accident. Ilut she wai Just in tlmo, fur old Neptune's work farther out at tea waa telling and great waves from the mighty deep came rolling over tho bay, converting It Into a mad, seething thing of destruction, The rain began to fall In torrents. The wind blew with such force as to aend the cold drops like heavy shots In a slanting course through tho air. Theso struck the thinly clad girl with a force that made her shiver with pain and cold. When cast upon her own resources In time of danger, woman is raid to bo superior to man In courage and endur ance, ltefore she reslgnt herself lo falo, she employs every meant in her power to thwart Its disasters. If she ctnnot turn Itt couise, the goes with It at a companion. Death Is thus mado lost hitler and an examplo is given to the world. Bankala dragged hor boat as fai as she could and then tied the long line attached to its prow to a limb of a tree which had been cast far upon tho sands. Hlio began to look about her for a shelter. Bhe remembered an old fisherman's camp farther up the is land, and taking the provisions which sho had prepared for Dan, she made hor way to Iho shack. (To tie contlnncd) QEORQE WANTED TRITICUM. It rim.eil lilt l'utlier, bat Hcrer.l Other (lurr Hubl Nothlnir. "What wo ought to have," said tho sarcastic and precocious (leorge, nn S-yvnr-oldresldciit of (Jerniantown. while nt luncheon the other day. "In bread made from pure trltlcuin flour. I'm tired of theso everlasting experi ments," and ho surveyed tho pile of com niulllns on the table with ills pleasure and scorn, tays tho Philadel phia Ilecord. (Jeorgo'a mother, knowing tho capa bilities of her young hopeful for caus ing embarrassment, did not ask what trltlcuin Hour was or lake occnalou nt that tlmo to point out George' fail ure In good manners In so loudly de claring Ida dissatisfaction nt the food ho found on tho table. In Iho even ing, however, whllo on the porch with visitors, and after (Jeorge had retired, she snld to her husluiud: "(leorgo It asking for bread made of trltlcuin Hour. What Is that?" Tho husband hadn't the slightest Idea, and frankly said no. A lawyer In the parly, when appealed to, hummed and hawed a little, and snld It was probably somo new-fangled Idea fJeorgc had gathered nt school, per Imps the name of a now breakfast fond. Another visitor suggested that Oeorgo might be n josuer, nnu upou, this tho iwrly spelt the word back- j ward, rearranged tho syllable nnd did other things known to puaalo solvers. "I'm going to look It up," snld Ovorgo'a eldest sister. Sho went Into tho house nnd relumed half nn hour with dust from the encyclopedia and dictionary over her hands, but sho wns triumphant. "Why, It's wheat." sho said. "It's simply tho botanical name for wheat." Ocorge'a father was Inclined to bo proud of his hoy, but the visitors nt unco started a discussion of tho Itus-alaii-Japanese war. IClTi-ui oi A i in j K. inline. Visitors to army hcadqunrtcrs on Governor's Island often notice that of llcers havo a habit of referring to the written or printed record for tho most trilling questions of fuct. They never rely upon memory for even unimpor tant matters of routine which civilians would no moro think of forgetting than ft hardened commuter would think of forgetting tho time of hU morning train to the city. Ask nn olllcer In tho adjutant general's or quartermas ter's department, for Instance, where the Klrst Unttallou of tho Sixteenth In fantry Is and ho will consult his rec ords before answering, even when n letter to tho commanding olllcer of tho battalion la lying addressed ou Ida desk. Tho other day a visitor to tho Island asked an ofllcer high In command what time tho parado of troops took place next morning. Tho man In khaki look ed at his printed copy of the general orders boforo nnawerlng: "Ten o'clock." Yet tho parado hnd been go ing on overy dny for months right un der his olllcS windows. "It Is u hnblt that grows upon us with tho routine of garrison work," he snld. "If I tried to remember where ono company In tho department of tho east la quartered I might na well try to remember them nil. If I carried In my memory tho tlmo for parado I might ns well try to learn tho general orders by heart. Kxperlcnco tenches nrmy men novor to burden their memo ries with facts and Hsu res that they know they can find on tho Instant by turning to tho rocord." Now Vork Press, lllaok Hiinkes. It is truo that tho rnttlesnako and tho black snake are mortal enemies, and tho black snake la tho victor In tholr battles, breaking tho neck of Ida adversary boforo tho rattler has tlmo to strike, Tho black snakes of this country nro as harmless as frogs. On many of tho largo plantations in tho South they nro tamed, and kept ns a protection from their cuomy, as tlio warm cllmato prevents keeping tho houses closed so as to keep thorn eu(. OPINIONS OP GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS Save Soma Money. A WHITISH In ono of the current magazines seems to think tho people of this country nro saving too much money. The hugbcor of "living beyond your means" has kept many a man from knowledge of the latent juallllea which might have mado him great, myn this publication. It hits deprived families of nil hut the bare necessities of life and caused their members to experience hardship and want. All this hecnusA "tho heed of tho house" has placed a low limit on the domestic expenditures nnd lias also un consciously restricted his earning capacity to a correspond ing minimum, young men aro warned by thla mngnxlno not to ho too economical, lest they grow mean nnd low-splrltcd, presum ably. U oxtravngnnce really so rare among us that It needs to bo encouraged? Which of two young men Is the more likely to succeed tlio fool who spends his entire weekly or monthly salary before ho gets It or tlio young man who saves one-fourth of It nnd It able sooner or Inter to use his savings to take advmitago of soma llrst-clnss business opportunity? Debt I bad enough when it has to he resorted to In order to utilize mum chance or otberjn business, but to get Into It for mere enjoyment of luxurious living Is tho sublimity of folly. It destroys pcaeo of mind, and Instead of goading Its victim on lo heroic endeavors It often drives him Into nets of sbndy morality. After Intemperance, extravagance Is tho greatest curso menacing the people of this country. Tho young aro called upon to struggle against na greater foe. 1'lttsburg I'ress. Victims and Combatant. WHEN the buttle of the Klia-ho has passed with Waterloo nnd Lelpzlc, with Plevnn and Sedan, It Is safe to assume that Its tale will bo one to "stagger humanity." It Is not only by tho enor mous extent of the casualties that wo nro horrified. These desperately gallant fellows who are watering Manchuria with their blood, and exhibiting to tho admiring but shud dering ryes of the world the splendors and horrors of that Inst argument of k Intra and peasants, that reversion to na ture stripped of the trimmings of progress and civilization which Is war these poor fellow a have at least the satisfac tion of dying for a country and a cause and of doing c mini's duty In a man's way. Ilut there are others whose sufferings nro nearly as great who have no sentiment to buoy them up, nnd no satisfaction for being Involved In the general ruin Willi our jes fixed on the heroic combatants In a Ti tanic Htruggl. w Ins sight of the deeply unfortunate peo ple over whose country the urmles have been marching and countermarching. Victims In tin beginning of the aggres sive greed of Itussln, ihr trt ,ov forced to pay for the EVIDENCE OF THE HIDEOUS CAHNAGE ON SOU-SHAN niLU One of tho most desperately contested positions In tlio fighting beforo Llao-Yang was Sou-sban hill, and there ninny brave Jnpnneso paid with their lives the penalty of their daring nnd courage. Writing of the horrors bo there witnessed, Ileiinet Ilurlelgh, the noted Loudon correspondent, says: "On the south front rose a conical hill, the wholo south front of which was a steep green slope. It was thickly strewn with Japanese dead. In one cluster lay over .100 bodies. Tho trench upon the summit was filled with dead soldiers and In a small space there were strewn the bodies of a thousand men." Describing tho manner In which tho Japanese dispose of their dead, Mr. Durlclgh writes: "The dead were plnced sldo by side In wldo tdinllow pits. Wood nnd grain stalks were put under the bodies nnd a layer of mould was plnced ovor all. Then tire was set to the stalks and the heat, acting as n brick kiln. Incinerated the remains. Such nro thq Japanese funeral pyres which, Uko camp tires,' light up tho sky by night nnd send thick clouds of smoke up by day." Tho Illustration, which so faithfully embodies Mr. Burleigh's description. Is taken from the Illustrated Iimliin News. TACTICS OF "LITTLE JAPS." lilisaluu View of tho Kneiitjr'a Art of War. Yes, wo woro greatly mistaken when wo called them "llttlo Jnps." Wo hnvo never beforo had to deal with such skillful opponents. They havo Included In their tactics all modern mothods, strictly adapting thein to tholr own national peculiarities. For Instance, knowing tho wcakenss of their cav nlry, they never allow It to go out un supported. There Is nlwnya Infantry behind It, nnd our cavalry oftou runs against It, not expecting Its presence. The Japanese recoiinulssanco Is ef fected, thus: A compact forco of rifle men murches, unstained by screens, nnd patrols niovo nbout llvo versts nhend. At n distance of thrco versts tho scouts nro preceded by n number of Chinese. Theso lust como to tho ltusslan linos, examine tlio ennip nnd itiiiko signals to tho Jnpaneso con cerning tho w,horenbouta of tho cav ulry patrols. As tho country Is moun tainous, they advance nt tho rnto of Bovoii versts n dny, Intrenching and fortifying overy step they tnko. Their path Is iin uninterrupted row of forti fications. Knowing tho excitable, Im pressionable temper of their soldiers, they novcr pursue tho enemy boforo sottllng down In good order upon tho position occupied, becauso during a pursuit troops often becomo disar ranged. Judging by tholr oporations ono could lmaglno tlioy nro tho most phlegmatic nnd methodical people In tho world so strong Is tholr military education and tholr kuowledgo of tho art of wnr. Tlioy very reasonably avoid the bnyonot. Tholr lending ranks run away to tho right mid left, opon lng tlio front for tho flro of tho suc ceeding lines. Iluuulng round these to WAR'S APPALLING HORRORS tho rear, they ngalu form their ranks, thus taking -the placo of reserves. If tho troops uncovered nro unnblo to stop our nttack by flro they repeat tho maneuver. What Belf-control, what discipline nro required In order to do this, and what a consciousness of strength! When they are on tho march It Is nil but Impossible for them to meet with any surprises. In addi tion to the men dotnehed for guard they surround their columns by chains of scouts, who ndvanco along the crests of the elevations. Movement under such conditions may bo slow, hut It Is sure. Husskoyo SIovo. BAD MANNERS IN SOCIETY. According to ml Authority, Thins Wero Hotter lit Karller l)ay. A woman of social promlnenco, who has In her dny been a lender, and who Is so no longer because of her age, re cently, lu nn Intimate and Informal conversation, made sovcro strictures on somo of the manners of society at tho present tlmo. "In my day," sho snld, "It used to bo understood that tho arranging of one's toilet In tho prosoneff of others was an offense against good tnsto. Such n thing, too, ns putting ono's elbows on tho table, whllo eating, wns nlso considered vul gar. I know that many of thoso rules were Insisted upon so strongly that thoro wns somothlng of n reaction, and It enmo to bo considered a slgu that you wero suro of yourself and of your position If you occasionally broke them. "But the reaction has gone much too far and has sot an example which has boon followed too closely by that largo class of pcoplo who, In the mat tor of social behavior, form tholr con duct and manners by observing what helplessness of a government and nation which knew not how to oppose the Illegitimate absorption of Its land. Their crops ore destroyed, their country Is laid waste, their homes have been wlptd out of oxlstenee, and they them selves, when they have not by a happier fato fallen victims to the shot or shell Intended for nn enemy, aro left to perish of hunger and cold. No one has any time to sparq for their affliction. They should not get In tho wny. Ilut when his tory Is written It must bo that this picture) of the desolated country, which has been made tho theater of war, will stand out with a dramatic touch of horror from all the slaughter and the suffering that hare caused the nations of the world to gasp. St, James' Iludget. Penalties for financial Crime. ONE of the commonest ways of giving fictitious value to stock, and of selling large quantities of worthless certificates, Is by paying large dividends not out of the actual earnings of the company, hut out of tho money paid by stockholders for their stock. Stockholders and others, believing from these dividends that the com pany Is actually prosperous and earning money, either In creaso their holdings or buy stock at high prices, only to find later that It Is worthless. The penal codo provides that the directors of a corporation who perpetrates this swindle are guilty elmpty of a misdemeanor. Equally seri ous la the action of directors In knowingly making and publishing false statements or reports as to tho financial condition of tho company of which they are trusteea. Whit taker Wright (the great company promoter, who committed aulcldo after being sentenced to hard labor for issuing false balance sheets of the wrecked London nnd Globe finance corporation) wns convicted in England under a statute sub stantially similar to tills section of the penal code. He was sentenced to seven yenrs' penal servitude. Under tills New York law the maximum penalty which be could have re ceived would have been one year's Imprisonment or a fine of $,m In dealing with offenses by criminals of previous good social standing' we rarely loot beyond the offender himself to consider tho welfare of the community. If, for exam ple, a man steals, and, after bis Indictment for the crime, his friends or relatives repay the amount of the theft. In America that Is the end of the matter, and the offense committed against criminal law devised as a protection for the public is entirely negligible. Tho greatest bank wrecker in American criminal history now lives undis turbed In New York. lie never served a day In gaol for a defalcation of ?d,000,000. Tbo Indictments against him were all dismissed a few years ago. lie even seems to have returned to some sort of social position, and the so ciety columns of the New York Times, commenting tome tlmo ago upon a reception at his New York home, alluded with becoming gravity to certain Canadian guests as friends whom their host and his family bad made "during their long stay in Quebec." Atlantic Monthly. other persons do. I dined In a public restaurant tho other night, nnd tho way tho women I saw there lolled on tho tablo, both while they were eating and whllo they were not, wns a sur prise. Another thing I saw there and I see It now In many other places, was a constant readjustment nnd renrrang lng of the toilet, especially the hair. "The need of the Incessant attention to the latter that one now sees every where, the pulling and pushing and shaking Is explained, I know, by ref erence to the present method of wear ing the hnlr en pompadour, but I do not admit that argument. If all that hair-dressing really needs to go on In public tho stylo, pretty, ns It Is, should be changed. Y'ou sometimes see wom en at tho theater now, who, after tak lug off their hats, practically do' their hair all over again. They could Just ns well attend to this In tho plnce pro vided In the lobby beforo they take their seats, hut that would not help, for they keep on working with tho hair all tho evening." - Tho Ideal Hamlet. Esthetic criticism has no weight with a cockney mentioned In tho Lon don Outlook. Ho liked tho lato Wilson Barrett In Sbakspcare, nud ho knows why ho liked htm. "I don't want nuybody to tell mo wot's wot," ho recently observed to n critic. "I've seen dozens of 'cm In my work round the thontcr, but of all tho hactors wot play Hamlet gtvo mo Bar rett 'E was always dono ten minutes afore any of tho others." A cheap Bhow always has cheap printing, Wo should think tho man ngpr of a cheap show would try to fool pooplo by ordering good printing, but hu cover thinks of It, RU88IA AND THE CHOLERA. Close Onnril on l'lnnn l'nrl of Minis ter rlsnlpotentlury'a Untie. A peculiar duty during my last stay in St. Petersburg was to watch tht approach of cholera, especially on tht Persian frontier. Admirable precau tions had been taken for securing tela gmphlo Information, and every day I received notice from the Foreign Of fice as to the result, which I communi cated to Washington, For ages Itus sln had relied on fctlshlsms of vari ous kinds to preserve her from epi demics, but at last her leading olll clals had come to reallzo the necessi ty of applying modem sclenco to tht problem, nnd they did this well. In the city "sanitary columns" wero es tablished, made up of smnll squads of officials representing tlio medical and engineering professions nnd the) police. Tlicso visited every nook and comer of tho city, and, having ex traordinary powers for the emergency, compelled even tho most dirty of th population to keep their premise clean. Excellent hospital and labora tories wero established, nnd of these I learned much from a former Cornell student who held an Important posi tion In ono of them, Coming to town three or four times a week from my summer cottage In Finland, I was struck by tho precautions on tho Fin nish and other railways; notices of what was to be done to prevent chol era and to meet It In case It appenrod were posted everywhere In six differ ent language; disinfectants wer made accessible everywhere; the seat and hangings In the railway cars were covered with leather cloth frequently washed with disinfectants; and to thai main trains a hospital car was attach ed, while a temporary hospital, well equipped, was established at encb main station. In spite of tills tho number In the cholera hospitals at St. Petersburg In tlio middle of July rose to a very high figure, and tht number of deaths ench day from cholera was; about ono hundred. Of theso victims the most eminent was Tschalkovsky, the composer, n man of genius and a most charming character. On evening, at a dinner party, be poured out a goblet of water from a decanter on the table, drank It down, and the next day he was dead. But with this exception the patients were, so far as I learned, almost en tirely from the peasant class. Al though bolted water was supplied for drinking purposes, and somo public- spirited Individuals went so far as to sot out samovars and the means of supplying hot tea to peasant work men, the answer of ono of the muzh iks when told that ho ought to drlnlc boiled water Indicated the peasant vlewi "If God hnd wished us to drink: hot water he would have heated thai Nova." Century. ITALIANS IN UNITED STATES. Mor than Half of the Newcomer Btay Here. That the United States Is the only country where more than half the Ital ian Immigrants stay Is the rather sur prising fact brought out In the recent report of the Italian Commissioner of Emigration, says the New York yorld. Ninety-five per cent of northern Ital ians Pledmontese. Lombards, etc. jwent to South America. NInety-flva .per cent oi Diciuans nuu uuiauriuji I came to the United States. Their paths crossed in miuocean. ino norinem emigrants were bigger, stronger, bet ter educated. Now that they are golna back from South America perbapa some of them will come here. Even now there are moro Italians lm Brazil than In the United States, which ' Is surprising. The Commissioner esti mates that there were 1.082.392 Ital ians living abroad in 18S1, 1,083,200 In 1891 and.3.430,014 in 1001. 1 Of tho latter number 054.000 were scattered over Europe; 108,000 were In Africa (Tunis. 83,000; Algeria, 39.000; Egypt, 38,000); "45,000 were in North America (729,000 in the United States and 11,000 In Canada), and 1,852,000 were In South America (018,000 In Ar gentina and 1,100.000 In Brazil). The United Statca must In the past three years have Just about caught up with Brazil, however. In his report the Italian Commission er of Emigration states that emigra tion Is a necessity for Italy, and If It were not for this safety-valve gravo disorders would occur against the pub lic peace, for tho reason that existing territory and capital lu Italy are not sufficient to glvo occupation to tho mass of the people. Emigration, then, assumes an eco nomic usefulness In different ways, di rect and Indirect; abovo all, through the savings that emigrants send homo or bring back with them for the relict of their families, for acquiring land and bettering It, and for building houses, all of which Increase the well being of the villages which send forth emigrants. "Egg Holler" In the Common. In the British House of Commons, as soon as the question to be decided Is put from tho chair, a clerk at tha table sets In motion a huge sand glass, familiarly known to members as the "egg boiler," probably becauso It takes three minutes to run out As the last sand runs through tho glass the sergeant-at-arms Instantly locks tho massive oak doors of the cham ber, and only thoso members who havo succeeded In getting through tho door way can vote. Kllglbte. Mr. Sharp Isn't Mrs. Wurldllo in tcrested In your church festival? Mrs. Sharpo Sho? No, Indeed I Sho Isn't the sort of woman we want In out church. Mr. Sharpo No? 1 understood sho liked scandalous gossip Just as much as any of tha rest of you. Philadel phia Press. Wonted III Aulatanc. Young Man I havo called, sir, to re quest your daughter's baud in mar riage. Btorn Pafent Huhl Has my daugh ter, consented to marry you? Young Man Of course not. If sho had I wouldn't bo wasting any tlmo on you. Native laborers In India rocclvo 4 cents a day for sixteen hours' work. No, Cordelia, tho llttlo dears nro not seen at stag parties.