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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1905)
I Tbe Special Correspondent !
I have not seen Kinko for two days,
nil the last time was only to exchange
n fow worJs with him to relievo hi mix
lety. To-night I will try Biitl visit him. I
have taken care to lay in a few provis
ions ut Sou-Tcheou.
We started at 3 o'clock. We have pot
fi more powerful online on. Across this
undulating country the gradients are oc
casionally rather stoop. Seven hundred
kilometers separate us from the hnpor
tant city of Lan Tehoou, where we ought
to arrive to-morrow morning, ruuiiiug
thirty miles an hour.
At dinner Mr. and Mrs. Kphrinell, sit
ting side by side, hardly exchanged
word. Their intimacy seems to have de
creased since they wore married. I or
haps they are absorbed in the calcula
tion of their reciprocal interests.
We have had a bad night. The sky, of
purple, sulphury tint, became stormy to
ward evening, the atmosphere beanie
milling, the electrical tension excessive.
It meant a "highly successful" storm, to
quote Caterna. Iu truth, the train ran
through a tone, so to speak, of Tivid
lightning and rolling thunder, which the
echoes of the mountains prolonged m
definitely. I think there must have been
several lightning strokes, but the rails
acted as conductors, and preserved the
cars from injury. It was a fine specta
cle, a little alarming, these fires iu the
sky that the heavy rain could not put
out these continuous discharges from
the clouds, in which were mingled the
strident whistlings of our locomotive as
we passed through the statious of lanlu.
from Tcheng, Iloulan-Sien and Ua
By favor of this troubled night, I was
able to communicate with Kinko, to take
him some provisions and to have a few
minutes' conversation with him.
"Ia it the day after to-uiorrow," he
asked, "that we arrive at Pekin?"
"Yes, the day after to-morrow, if the
train ia not delayed.
"Oh, I am not afraid of delays! But
when my box ia in the railway station
at Pekin, I hare still to get to the Ave
"What does it matter, will not the fair
Zinca Klork come and call for it?"
"No. I advised her not to do so."
"Women are so impressionable. She
would want to see the ran In which I
had come, she would claim the box with
uch excitement that suspicions would
be aroused. In short, she would run
the risk of betraying me."
"You are right, Kinko."
"Besides, we shall reach the station
In the afternoon, very late in the after
noon, perhaps, and the unloading of the
packages will not take place until next
"Well, Monsieur Bombarnac, If I am
not taking too great a liberty, may I ask
a favor of you?"
"What is It?"
"That you will be present at the de
parture of the case, so as to avoid any
"I will be there. Kinko, I will be
there. Glass, fragile, I will see that they
don't handle it too roughly. And if you
like I will accompany the case to Ave
"I hardly like to ask yon to do that."
"You are wrong, Kinko. You should
not stand on ceremony with a friend,
and I am yours, Kinko. Besides, it will
be a pleasure to me to make the ac
quaintance of Mademoiselle Zinco Klork.
I will be there when they deliver the
box, the precious box. I will help her
to get the nails out of it."
"The nails out of it. Monsieur Bom
barnac? My panel? Ah, I will jump
through my panel."
A terrible clap of thunder Interrupt
ed our conversation. I thought the train
had been thrown off the line by the com
motion of the air. I left the young
Roumanian and regained my place with
in the car.
In the morning 20th of May, 7 a. m.
-we arrived at Lan Tcheou. Three
hours to stop, three hours only.
"Come, Major Noltitz; come, Tan
Chao; come, Caterna; we have not a
minute to spare."
But as we are leaving the station we
are stopped by the appearance of a tall,
fat, gray, solemn personage. It is the
governor of tbe town in a double robe
of white and yellow silk, fan in baud,
buckled belt, and a mantilla a black
mantilla, which would have looked much
better on the shoulders of a manola. He
is accompanied by a certain number of
globular mandarins, and the Celestials
salute him by holding out their two fists,
which they move up and down as they
nod their heads.
"Ah! What is this gentleman going
to do? Is it some Chinese formality?
A visit to the passengers and their bug
cage? And Kinko, what about hirn?"
Nothing alurming, after all. It is only
about the treasure of the Son of Heav
en. The governor and his suite have
stopped before the precious van, bolted
and sealed, and are looking at it with
that respectful admiration which is ex
perienced, even iu China, before a box
containing many millions.
I ask l'opof what is meant by the gov
ernor's presence, has it anything to do
"Not at all," says Popof; "the order
has come from Pekin to telegraph the
arrival of the treasure. The governor
has done so, and he is awaiting a reply
an to whether he iu to send it on to
Pekin, or keep it provisionally at Lan
If the Imperial treasure was a matter
of indifference to us it did not seem to
be so to Faruskiar. But whether this
van started or did not, whether it was
attached to our train or left behind, whut
could it matter to' him ? Nevertheless,
he and Ghangir seemed to be much put
about regarding it, although they tried
to hide their unxiety, while the Mongols,
tu Iking together In a low tone, gave the
governor anything but friendly glances.
Meanwhile, the governor had just
heard of the attack on the train, ami of
the part that oui' hero hail taken in de
fense of the treasure, with what cour
age he had fought, and how he had de
livered the country from the terrible Kl
Tsaug. And then in laudatory terms,
which Fan Chao translated to us, he
thanked Faruskiar, complimented hint,
and gave him to understand that the Son
of Heaven would reward him for his ser
vices. The manager of the Grand Trsusasl
atic listened with that tranquil Hir that
distinguished him, not without impa
tience, as I could clearly see. Perhaps
he felt himself superior to praises as
well as recompenses, no matter from how
great a height they might come. In that
1 recognized all the Mongol pride.
It is ten minutes to 10 when we return
to the station, absolutely tired out: for
the walk has been a rough one, and al
most suffocating, for the heat is very
My first care is to look after the van
with the millions. It Is there, as usual,
behind the train, under the Chinese
The message expected by the gov
ernor has arrived the order to forward
on the van to Pekin, where the treasure
is to be handed over to the finance min
ister. Where is Faruskiar? I do not see
him. Has he given us the slip? No.
There he is on one of the platforms,
and the Mongols are back in the car.
Kphrinell has been off to do a round
of calls with his samples, no doubt
and Mrs. Kphrinell has also boon ont on
business, for a deal in hair, probably.
Here they come, and, without seeming
to notice each other, they take their
The other passengers are only Celes
tials. Some are going to Pekin; some
have taken their tickets for intermediate
stations like Si-Ngan, Ho-Nan. Lou-
Ngan, Tai-Youan. There are a hundred
passengers iu the train. All my numbers
are on board. There is not one missing.
Thirteen, always thirteen!
On leaving Lan Tcheou, the railway
crosses a well-cultivated country, wat
ered by numerous streams, and hilly
enough to necessitate frequent curves.
There is a good deal of engineering
work; mostly bridges, viaducts on wooden
trestles of somewhat doubtful solidity,
and the traveler is not particularly com
fortable when he finds them bending un
der the weight of the train. It is true.
we are in the Celestial Kmpire, and a
few thousand victims of a railway ac
cident Is hardly anything among a popu
lation of four hundred millions.
"Besides," said Pan Chao, "the 8on
of Heaven never travels by railway."
At 6 o'clock in the evening we are at
King-Tcheou, after skirting for some
time the capricious meanderings of the
Great Wall. Of this immense artificial
frontier between Mongolia and - China
there remain only the blocks of granite
and red quartzite which served as its
base, its terrace of bricks with the para
pets of unequal heights, a few old can
nons eaten into with rust, and hidden
under a thick veil of lichens, and then
the square towers with their ruined bat
tlements. The interminable wall rises.
falls, bends, bends back again, and is
lost sight on the undulations of the
All night was spent in running three
hundred kilometers. A fog lasted all
day, and this hindered the progress of
tbe train. These Chinese engine drivers
are really very Bkillful and attentive and
intelligent. Luckily, the fog rose early
in the evening. Now it is night and a
very dark night, too.
The idea occurs to me to walk to the
rear of the train, and I stop for an in
stant on the gangway in front of the
The passengers, with the exception of
the Chinese guard, are all sleeping their
last sleep their last be it understood, on
tbe Grand Transasiatic.
Returning to the front of the train, I
approach Popof's box, and find him
sound asleep. I then open the door of
the van, Bhut It behind me, and signal
my presence to Kinko. The panel is low
ered, the little lamp is lighted.
It is ten minutes to 1. Iu twelve min
utes we shall pass the junction with
the Nankin branch. This branch is only
completed for five or six kilometers and
leads to the viaduct over the Tjon Val
ley. This viaduct is a great work, and
the engineers have as yet only got in
the piers, which rise for a hundred feet
above the ground.
As I know we are to halt at Fuen
Choo, I shake hands with Kinko, and rise
to take my leave. At this moment I
seem to hear some one on the platform
in the rear of the van.
"Look out, Kinko!" I say, In a whis
per. Tbe lamp is Instantly extinguished,
and we remain quite still. I arn not mis
taken. Some one is opening the door of
"Your panel," I whisper.
The panel is raised, the car is shut,
and I am alone iu the dark. Kvidently
it must be Popof who has come in.
What will he think to find me here? The
first time I came to visit the young Rou
manian I hiil among the packages. Well,
I will hide a second time. If I get be
hind Kphrinell's boxes it Is not likely
that l'opof will see me, even by the
light of his lantern.
I do so, and I wutch. It Is not Popof,
for he would have brought his lantern.
I try to recognize the people who have
just entered. It is diflicult. They have
glided between the puckugos, and after
opening the further door, they have gone
out and shut it behind them.
They are some of the passengers, evi
dently; but why here ut this hour? I
must know. I have a presentiment thut
something is in the wind. I approach
the front door of the van, and iu spite
of the rumbling of the train I hear them
Thousands and ten thousand demons!
I am not mistaken! It is the voice of my
lord Faruskiur. He is talking with
Ghangir iu Russian. It is indeed Faru
skiar. The four Mongols have accom
panied him. Hut what are they doing
there? For what motive are they on the
platform, which is just behind the ten
der? And what are they saying?
Of those questions and uuswers ex
changed between my lord Faruskiar and
his companions, I do not lose a word.
"When shall we be at the junction?"
"In a few minutes." .
"Are you sure that Kardek Is at the
"Yes; that has been arranged."
What has been arranged? And who Is
this Kardek they are talking about?
The conversation continues.
"We must wait until wo get the sig
nal." says Faruskiar.
"It that a green light?" asks Chan
gir. "Yes. It will show that the switch Is
1 do not know if I am In my right
senses. The sw itch over. What sw itch?
A half minute elapses. Ought I not to
tell Popof?" Yes, I ought. 1 was turn
ing to go out of the van, when an ex
clamation kept tue back.
"The signal there is the signal!" says
"And now the train is on the Nankin
branch!" replies Faruskiar.
The Nankin branch Hut then we are
lost. At live kilometers from here is
the Tjon viaduct. In course of construc
tion, and the train Is being precipitated
toward an abyss.
Kvidently Major Noltit was not mis
taken regarding my lord Faruskiar. I
understand the scheme of the scoundrels.
The manager of the Grand Transasiatic
is a scoundrel of the deepest dye. He
has entered the service of the company
to await his opportunity for some ex
tensive haul. The opportunity has come
with the millions of the Son of Heaven!
es. The whole abominable scheme is
clear enough to me. Faruskiar hns de
fended the imperial treasure against Kl
Tsang to keep it from the chief of th
bandits, who had stopped the train,
whose attack would have interfered with
his criminal projects. That is why ho
had fought so bravely. That is whv he
had risked his life and behaved like
Huf somehow we ought to prevent this
rascal from accomplishing bis work. We
ought to save the train, which is running
full speed toward the unfinished viaduct;
we ought to save the passengers from a
frightful catastrophe. As to the treas
ure Faruskiar and his accomplices are
fter I care no more than for yester
day's news. But the passengers and
myself that Is another affair altogeth
er. (To be eonrtntied.1
RUSH INTO DEATH VALLEY.
The Hint for Pot of Gold at the Foot
of tbe Halnbow.
The moral of the old Persian prov
erb, "The cheapest thing In the king
dom is what men bold most dear," la
called to mind by the story which
cornea from San Francisco of tbe dully
sacrifice of human Uvea In the mad
search for gold In the Death valley.
Past Funeral mountains, which stand
warder at the gate, men are struggling,
lured by tbe lust of lucre.
Men have strayed Into Death valley
many a time before, says the Dea
Moines Register, but It was when they
were crazed with thirst and know that
no torment of the unknown could sur
pass the agony of the known. From
end to end Death valley Is strewn with
bleaching, sun-dried and vulture
picked skeletons. It is the most bar
ren aud forsaken place In North Amer
Death lurks on every hand, but men
are giving up comfortable homes by
tbe hundreds, with chances a million to
one against them, and storming Fu
neral mountains in. hope to struggle
Into Death valley to despair because
gold has been found a little further
on. The tortures awaiting them have
been heralded widely, but cannot daunt
the adventurous spirit of the argo
nauts. Al lthrough Death valley, as well
as along the fringe of both tbe Mojuve
and the Colorado desert, the atmos
phere is so devoid of moisture that ev
erything Is as dry as a bone. The
new arrival finds that all superfluous
fat aud flesh appear to melt away from
him. He has to take up several holes
In his belt and he has to drink gal
lons of water every day where he or
dinarily drank several glusses.
In fact, the system craves so much
water that when It cannot be procured
the man's strength fails rapidly, and
to be without It, even In the simile,
is sure death after a day or two. To
run out of water on the trail and to be
forced to travel over the desert In
the fierce glare of the sun means In
sanity In a few minutes and death' lu
a few hours.
Not even the seasoned resident can
resist this heat for long. The only re
course of the old resident who loses
his water supply In any way Is to seek
shelter under a mesqulte bush and to
wait until the sun goes down. Then
he must hit the trail and reach a well
before sunrise, or unless be has won
derful vitality his skeleton will be udd
ed to the large collection that lines all
the roads through Death valley.
The old Persian proverb lias been
proved over and over again, but never
more conclusively than In this case.
The hunt for gold has always been the
hunt for death. The Western plains,
over which the argonauts of 1849
struggled toward California and gold,
the silent places along the Chllkoot
pass, the great steppes of Siberia, tho
great wastes of South Africa, wher
ever gold has been found, men have
offered In bounteous rneasiiro that
which they hold most dear and yet
that which Is cheapest In kingdom or
Men by the thousands have left
riches at home to tempt fate and thut
will-o'-the-wisp gold, and have added
their bones to the finicrul pyres that
mark every Mich struggle. The Death
vitlley rush Is only another In the long
list since men sought to find tho pots
of gold at the foot of the rainbow.
Shnrpe Conns out t our china clos
et. I want to show you a collection of
Wheulton Why, every piece of
china Is broken and numbered!
Kliarpu Yes, they are souvenirs of
our different cooks.
Haste trips Its own heels and fet
ters aud stops Itself. Seneca.
Oranue lloic-a tor Nrt.
it m. v
nearlv i vi'rv town orange boxes
be bought ut moderate prices,
make the very best nest boxer.
hilU- If tho- urn urranccd III lh"
following maimer: As t-vcry on.
knows, the orange box Is partitioned
through tho center, thus making plenty
of "ooni for two nests In each box.
T:il.. ii number of boxes and stand
tiieii. on end, and fasten tlieni seeiire'y
too ther with strips of wood. Tlie:i
trom old boxes or other sources ob
tain s'ltl'niont lumber to make an alley
way darkened by a board over tho
Place n little walk so that the bens
may readily go to the second tier of
lusts. In the rear of each box or nest.
1IOXKS VOH LAYING 1IE.NB.
near the top, make a hole Just lurgo
enough to get one's hand In, so that
the eggs may be removed lu this way
and the nest material changed when
necessary. With this arrangement
each hen has a nice dark place to lay,
and Is not disturbed by anything. The
illustration shows the Idea clearly.
Food and OnaXty of Milk.
Recent evidence collected by F. W.
Woll of the Wisconsin station goes to
show that the food of the dairy cow
Influences the quality of the milk pro
duced to this extent, Unit the cow will
yield a maximum flow of milk of the
highest fat content which she Is ca
pable of producing on rations rela
tively rich In nitrogenous substances.
Tbe productive capacity of the cow,
tho prices of feeding stuffs and of the
milk products are tho main factors
that will determine how highly nitro
genous rations can bo fed to advan
tage. Under ordinary conditions In the
Northern States, it will not, as a rule,
he thinks, be advantageous to feed ra
tions containing over two pounds of
digestible protein a doy, and of a nu
tritive ration narrower than 1:0.7, to
cows of average dairy capacity.
A Lice Killer.
A self-working lice killer that Is
very effective for hogs Is shown In the
cut. Drive a stout stake Into tho
ground near whero the hogs sleep.
Wlud with an old rope, nulling It well,
and saturate the rope twice a week
with a mixture of equal parts of lurd
aud kerosene. The hogs will do the
rest If thero are any lice on them.
D. V. S., In Farm and Hhome.
Getting Good Ureeda. -If
you wish to start lu poultry rul
ing or to begin with a new variety, and
wish to Invest as much as tho cost of
a good breeding pen made by a relia
ble and Bkillful poultry raiser, thut is
the best way to begin. Other wise pur
chase eggs, as many settings as you
wish to Invest In, and each from a
different breed, but always from u re
liable one. From each of these set
tings you should raise both roosters
and pullets. Mork them all carefully
and plainly, so that you cannot mis
take them, and next spring you will bo
In a position to mate tip two or threo
breeding pens of your own.
Doesn't Pay to Coddle Atfulfo.
If an alfulfa Held is in bud condi
tion it Is usually best to plow up and
re-seed. It scarcely ever pays, at least
where irrigation Is practiced, to coddle
a poor stand of alfulfa. Many grow
ers recommend disking every spring,
even when tho stand is good, and somo
have even found it a paying practice
to disk after each cutting. Such disk
ing will often prevent the encroach
ment of weeds; In the Eastern States
alfalfa fields sometimes suffer a check
In their growth, tend to turn yellow
and otherwise show a sickly condition,
Ofisntlmes this condition Is accom-
Hf BniKO IT 1!C,
, 'auleil by an attack of nl fa I fa rust or
spot disease. The best remedy for
siliii a I'oliilltlnii Is to mow the Held.
The vigorous growth thus Induced may
overcome the diseased coiiillllou.
Milliliter Cure of I !.
No matter how abundantly you have
provided for your bees in clover llllil
buckwheat tlelds. If at this time of the
year the weather Is unfavorable mid
the bees cannot go out honey gather
ing you must provide tbeni with full
cunibs for fear of their sinning.
The colonies need more supply Ih.'Hi
will keep them alive, tliev should have
twenty or thirty pounds of honey at
naiiii all the time. If the nights are
cool the secretions of nectar will be
correspondingly small and the bees
will get but small loads.
When honey Is scarce lu tho hives
the bees stint themselves and brood
rearing Is checked Just w hi u It should
be at Its best ami healthiest condition.
If you have any doubt as to the hives
being siilliiiently rationed you can
solve your doubt by lifting each hive
and Its weight will determine Its con
dition. If you Hud many that are ton
light weight, use your suioker, take
out one or two empty combs and re
place them with full ones, breaking
small holes In them so that tbe bei s
may get at the honey readily. Then
you can leave the bees In peace u:i
they ore able to hustle for themselves
unless It should be too long n wait,
when you will have to repeat the proc
ess. If you have no honey feed sugar
syrup. He careful to retain all tho
heat In the hives.
What Wa Kat.
An Important constituent of our food
Is nitrogen, an Invisible gas; foods
containing protein are culled nitrogen
ous. Carbohydrates build fat and
produce heat and energy; protein doe
all that and builds the red meat or
muscle In addition. We get oil In the
butter used on bread. From these
throe great food groups we make our
feeding stuffs. We get carbohydrates
from potatoes, sugar be-ts. corn. Com
alone lacks nitrogen and will not
make sufficient muscle. Wheat, bar
ley and rye are all rich starches, good
to fatten, but not the best for muscle
making. We get protein In flax. In
the outside of tho wheat grain, In clo
ver and alfalfa, In bran, middlings aud
oil meal. These foods are rich In pro
tein. Wheat bran, linseed oil, cotton
seed meal and any legume.
Coniparlaon of Yield.
In 11KM Russia produced V).-,410,40)
bushels of winter wheat and 4.'l).l!i)M,
Hi") bushels of spring wheat, making a
total wheat production for that year
of (WVl.W.tWN) bushels, an Increase of
some 4.1.(mioi(kn) bushels over tho pre
ceding year. This still falls several
million bushels below the highest
I'nlted States crop. Lust year Russia
produced l.w.2M,7M bushels of rye.
l,120,72l.2.'l.' bushels of oats, 345.174.
(KX) bushels of barley and 25,ll.HiI,H57
bushels of com. Tho L'nlted States
produced 27.24 1 ,r7." bushels of ryp,
H;M,.r.r,fr.2 bushels of oats. 1.T.1.74.S.UM
bushels of barley and 2,4iI7.4SO,I134
bushels of corn.
A great deal has been said against
nurse crops, but In some parts of the
Western Stutis nurse crops aro quite
necessary for tho sowing of clover.
Whero clover Is sown with spring
wheat tho stubble of tho whert when
cut helps to hold the snow over tho
plants during winter and keeps them
from freezing out. It Is the experience
of farmers In u good mony places that
nurse crops protect the clover during
summer, especially in regions where
the heat Is Intense.
Calvin In (iroupa.
It Is highly dslrublo to have calves
come In groups where a largo number
of cattle are being kept and the calves
are to bo raised fur beeves. It Is only
In this way that uniformity In size,
weight and finish can be obtained for
the caiioilds of cittle that lire to bo
sent to market. If there are but few
cattle It Is better to have only two
groups of calves, one In the spring and
one In the fall. It will l.e easier to
cure for them If tiny lire In groups of
about tho same size than If they come
at nil months In the year.
Adulteration of Farm Products.
During April tho Massachusetts
State Hoard of Health tested JtO.I arti
cles for evidence of uilultorutloii. Of
these, ninety-eight we-e found adul
terated or varying frm tho legal
standard. Thliiy-thre convictions
were secured during tUi month for
selling adulterated food. The num
ber Included three cases of milk adul
teration, four of maple s.tVup or sugar
and threo of cider. The Utul fines Im
posed amounted to f'.MX).
Agricultural liuildiuic utport land.
Tho agricultural bulldlitg at the
Lewis anil Clark Kxposltloii Portland.
Ore., is tho largest and o
Handsomest structures on tno
It is 410x210 feet in dimeii
is situated on the cast side
Col u m
Ma court, the main plaza of
sltlon. The structure cost $
The gapeworm stays lu old nrds all
winter and comes to the surfatt when
the days get warm. He Is dlsciiraged
by cleaning up and tho liberal use of
lime. A good way to fool hlnnls to
locate the poultry yard In a newldace
that Is high and dry. Farm Jornal.
William Woo.IvIIIk Rockhlll, the suc
cessor to Minister Conger lit Pekln,
has had long n ml extensive training
lu llploll1Ullc reiii-
t Imis with oriental
peoples. Al tlm
age of .'Ii he was
secretary of lh
, nieiii-iin legation
. .i i
Jvr A. Ju ':,,V 'i lu "'" '
IS kV7-'. ,''7 following year.
'IV- (f-'i IVO. to the full
issil IHS7 be was
w. w. iKichiiil.l.. charge uunanc
Korea and dining I ) next two years
explored China. Mongolia and Thibet,
visiting many reunite regions of thosn
countries. Returning to H"' l'nlted
States, Mr. Rockhlll became chief 'erk
of the Slate I lepurtmetil In Washing
ton; then third, and. In l'M ls;'?. 1'"'Ht
Assistant Secretary of State, lu PW7
he was appointed i'nlted States minis
ter to Greece, HoiiuimiiIii and Servbl.
From this post he resigned lu May,
IV h.i. In July, he went to Pekln
us speclnl envoy ami remained InChlnu
ilming the long tinned negotiations)
bet w ecu the liilnese government and
the powers, and was largely Instm-
nt.il In securing the signing of the
To have been mi Important part In
the developing of a national reputation
for a husband Is an enviable accom
plishment for any
woman. To an mi
usual degree Mrs.
William F. Cramer
was of assistance
III the building of
the .iiinoriible rep
utation of the lute
editor of the M II
w a u kee Kvenlug
Wisconsin F o r
over forty years.
iiuring practically nit. n.Miumu.
all of the time her husbund was en
gaged In the formation of his career.
Mrs. Cramer was his eyes aud ears
and his trusted and necessary assist
ant. She accompanied him on tours
of Ku rope and of this country and ten
dered him Invaluable assistance In the
securing and preparation of the manu
script that made the blind and deaf
editor a national character. Her de
votion to her husband was beautiful,
and at the last tinged freely with the
pathetic. She remained at his bedside
and ministered to his needs until his
death. Among the remarkable experi
ences she hud while traveling with
Mr. Cramer was during tho Franco
Prussian war, when the Cramers were
locked up In purls for several mouths
during tho siege.
Rev. U'o Anna Starr, a Methodist
minister at Purls, III., recently caum
Into public notice through her refusal
,fH ; I to murry a couple
- S I until she was fur
that neither of the
was a divorcee.
Miss Starr has
been In the gospel
ministry ten years,
and In that time
she says sho has
officiated at many
lit-. v. i.. a. ni.wiii. wisldlngs. In but
one Instance has sho deviated from
her rule not to marry a person who
has been absolved from a murrlugo
contract by legal action. In that In
stance the ceremony had practically
commenced before Ansa Storr learned
that the woman was divorced. She
Immediately caused the proceedings to
bo postponed until she learned that
the divorce hod been obtained on the
ground of desertion, and time tho wife
hud been unable to secure truce of tho
husband who hud wronged her. Con
sidering thut this constituted scriptural
grounds Miss Starr proceeded with
the ceremony. Sho believes dlvorro
to bo a growing evil which can bo
combated by clergymen refusing to
marry divorced persons.
W. D. Howells. after his lotur solnurn
In Italy, will spend the summer at Kit-
tery Point, Jle.
Theodore P. Delyuntils, prime min
ister of Greece, who wus nssiisslnated
by a gambler, had a record of forty-
six years spent lu tho
public service, with
few temporary Inter
ruptions. Ho was
born In Kuluvrytn In
lN'.Ml, and studied In
Athens. In IHi.'! ho
entered tho govern
ment servlco and
was rapidly promot
ed to high positions, t. i di i.vannis
He was tho representative of Greece
at the Horlln congress In 1K7S, and In
1MS5 became premier. Twice ho suf
fered political eclipse on account of
bis foreign policy, but after a short
retirement each tlino was re-elected.
O. II. Dallas of Leavenworth, Kan.,
has a Sharp's rlllu sent to thut State In
1855 by the abolition society of Huston,
marked as Bibles.
Kdwanl Doyle, the blind poet of New
York, has Just Issued his third book, lis
is 50 years old, and has been sightless
for thirty-seven years.
Boston Corhett, the man who la cred
ited with having shot J. Wilkes Hooth,
ths sssassln of Lincoln, is rssldlog la