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THE IRON PIRATE
A Vlain Talc of Strange
Happenings on the Sea
By MAX PEMBERTON
We caught the first train to London.
When I pt to ii hotel I wrote two letter.
One wns to the Admiralty, the other to
the olfi.-e of the I'd uk Anchor Line of
AiTrrrioan Steamship. I told Roderick
what I had done, hut he laughed at the
idea. The next day I found mse!f stand
ins in n nieagerly furnished aiite-r.wii nt
the Admiralty, nnd then' waiting the
pleasure of one of the clerks, who had
ben deputed to talk with me.
"If there is any responsible person
here." I said, "l should be glad to impart
to him some very curious, and. as it svems
to me. very remarkable information con
cerning a warship which has just left
Spezia. and is suposod to be the property
f the Hr.izili-in government."
"It's rery pood of you. don't you know."
tie replied, as he bent down to arrange
his ample trousers; "but I fancy we heart
aomcthing about her last week, so we
won't trouble you. don't you know;" and
lie felt to see if his bow were straight.
Within half an hour I sat in the pri
vate room of the s.s-rotary to the Rlack
Anchor Steamship Company. lie was a
sharp nian of business. keon-vis.igod as a
ferret. I told him shortly that I had
reason to doubt the truth of the statement
that a warship recently built at Siezin
was intended for the purposes set down
to her; that I believed she was the prop
erty of an AmerTcan adventurer whose
motives I scarce dared to realize, and that
if his company would agree to bear the
expense, and to give me suitable retum
pense I would undertake to bring him the
whole history of the nameless ship within
twelve months. When I had done, he
rang the bell for his clerk, nnd I could see
that he felt himself in the company of a
Roderick was not nt all surprised it
seemed to me rather that he was glad.
"Whatdid I tell you? Who will believe
6uch a tale as we are hawkiug in the
market place selling, in fact, to the high
est bidder? Hut I believe the wtiole of
your dead friend's story, and therefore I
have bought a steamer."
"lou have done what?"
"At 2 o'clock to-day, in your absence, I
bought the steam yacht Rocket. Re fore
we po on board her, the yacht will be re
christened by Mary who will stay with
her dear maiden aunt in our absence
tnd will be named after your vessel Celsis.
Her crew will consist of our silent friend.
Captain York, of his brother as chief
mate, and of your men now at Ports
mouth, with half a dozen more. We shall
need eight firemen, whom the agents will
engage, and three engineers, already
found. Your cook will serve us very well,
and we want now only a second and third
officer. As these men will be mixed up
with us on the quarter-deck. I have told
the agents to send them up to see you
here so you'll run your eye over them
and tell me if they'll do."
"Roderick, my old friend, would you
mind giving me that yarn from the be
"I hate palaver," he said, "and didn't
think to find you dense. Now. look here:
until you read me that paper in your cab
in, I don't know that I ever felt anger
against any man. but I'll bring the man
who murdered Martin Hall and many
others to justice or I'll never know an
other hour's rest. Is it money you want?
Well, what's mine is yours; and I'm
worth two hundred and fifty thousand
pounds. Is it profit of a dead man's work
you're after? Well then, mark your man,
learn all about him, run him to his bole,
end don't fear to recompense yourself.
What we're going to do must be done at
our cost, which is my cost. And what
we're going to do isn't to be done at this
hotel ; it's going to be done on the high
iseas, and after that in America on the
Hudson river, where, if Hull be right, is
the home of Captain Rlar-k. It is to the
Hudson river that I mean to go now."
In an hour I was closeted in the room
below with Francis Paolo, who had come
from the agents to seek the berth of sec
ond officer to the new yacht Celsis. I
found him to be a sprightly, dark faced
Italian, apparently no more than 25 years
old ; and he greeted me with much smooth
ness of speech. He had served three years
on a big steam yacht, and as he was un
mistakably a gentleman and his discharges
were in perfect order, I engaged him there
nnd then. Had I known him then as I
know him now, I would have paid a thou
sand pounds never to have seen him !
T; was our last day in London. Roder
ick ;'nd I sat down to dinner in the hotel,
the touch of depression upon us both.
Mi ry had left us early in the morning to
go '( Salisbury, where her kinsfolk lived.
We were going down to Plymouth by
the 9 o'clock mail. So soon as we had
dined, I went up to my room to put the
umall things of need away ; but, to my
amazement, the whole of the plate had
been turned utterly inside out by one who
had been there before me. My truim lay
upside down; my writing case was unlock
ed and stripped, my diary was torn and
rent, my clothes were scattered. I thought
at first that a common cheat of a hotel
thief had been busy snapping up trifles,
but I got a shock greater than any I had
known since Martin Hall's death when
I felt for his writing, which lay secure
in its rase, and found that, while the
main narrative was intact, his letters to
the police at New York, his plans, and
his sketches had been taken, tor the mo
ment the discovery made me reel. I rang
for a servant, who sent the manager to
me. His perplexity and dismay were no
less than mine.
"No one has any right to enter your
looms," he said; "und I will guarantee
the honesay of my servants unhesitating
!y. No one has been here after you since
yesterday, when the Italian gentleman
came. To-day he sent a man for a parcel
he left here, but I know of no one else
who has even mentioned your name.
Was I watched from the very begin
ning! Had I to cope, at the rery outset,
with a man worth a million, the captain
of a band of cut throats, who st.od nt
no foul work, no crime, as Martin Hall's
li nth clearly proved? My heart ached
at the thought : I felt the sweat dropping
ofT me; I stood without thought of any
man; the one word "watoh.sl" singing In
my ears like the surging of a great sea.
An.! I had forgotten Rodori. k until he
burst into my room, a great laugh on his
lip, nnd a telegram in his hand.
"What do you think?" he said; "Mary's
arrived all right."
"Oh, that's good; I hope she'll like
"Yes. but she isn't at Salisbury nt nil;
she's at Plymouth, on board the Celsis.
She went straight down there, and never
a much n sent her aunt a telegram.
You don't sem pleased."
"I'm not pleased," I nid, going on
with mv packing. "I don't think she
ought to be thero."
"I know thnt ; we've talked It nil over,
but when I think of it, I don't see where
the harm come in ; we can't meet mis
chief crossing the Atlantic, and when the
danger doe begin in New York I'll see
she's well on the lee-side of it."
It was full day when we reached the
yacht, and I did not fail to cast a quick
glance of admiration on her beautiful
lines nnd perfect shape n I clamben'd up
the ladder, at the top of which stood I ap
"Welcome aboard." he said, gh-lng us
hearty hand shakes; nnd without further
inspection nt that hour we followed him
to the cabin. where steaming co(Te6
brought the blood to our hands nnd feet,
and put us in better mood.
"So my sister's here," said Roderick.
"Yes, last night, no order," jerked the
skipper with his usual brevity.
"Ah. we must see to that and the sec
ond officer "
"Still ashore; he left a bit of writing;
he'll be aboard midday
He had the writing in his hand, and
was about to crumple it. but I caught
sight of it. and snatched it from him. It
was in the same handwriting as the letter
which Captain Rlack had sent to me at
the Hotel Scribe in Pari.
"What's the matter?" said Roderick,
as he heard me exclaim ; but the skipier
looked hard at me, and was much mys
tified. "Do you know anything of th man?"
he asked very slowly, as he leaned back in
his chair, but I had already seen the
folly of my ejaculation, and I replied :
"Nothing at all, although I have seen
that handwriting before somewhere; I
could tell you where, perhaps, if I
Roderick followed me to my berth and
had the matter of the handwriting out.
I told him nt once of the robbery of some
of the pnpers, and the coincidence of the
letter which the second mate had left
with the skipper. He was quick-witted
enough to see the danger: but he was
quite reckless in the methods he proposed
to meet it.
"There's no two thoughts about this
matter at all," he said: "we've evidently
run right into a trap, but luckily there's
time to get out again of course we shall
sail without a second mate?"
After a six hours' sleep I went aft to
the quarter-deck to take stock of the
yacht. I had scarce made my inspection
of our new ship when Mary burst up
from below and began her explanation,
standing with flushed cheeks, while the
wind played in her hair, and her eyes
danced with the merriment of it.
"The question is," said I, "when are
yon going ashore again?"
"I don't know, but I guess I'll get
ashore at New York, because I mean to
go to Niagara."
She laughed saucily, throwing back her
head so that her hair fell well about her
shoulders. I turned round, hearing astep,
and there stood our new second mate,
Francis Paolo. Our eyes met at once
with a long, searching gaze, but he did
not flinch. If he were a spy, he was no
poor actor, and be stood his ground with
out the movement of a muscle.'
I watched him walk forward, and fol
lowed him, listening as he directed the
men ; and a more seaman-like fellow I
have never sen. If he were an Italian,
he had left all accent of speech in his
own country, and he gave his orders
smartly and in a tone which demanded
As I watched him from the hurricane
deck, I heard a collier who had not yet
left the ship give him some impudence.
The new mate hit hirn such a terrific
blow on the head with a spygltss that the
fellow reeled through the open bulwarks
right into his barge, which lay alongside.
'Ilie men were hushed before a display of
temper like this; the skipper on the bridge
flushed red with disapproval, but said
The order "Hands heave anchor!" was
sung out a moment after, and as Roderick
joined me aft, the new Celsis steamed
away from Plymouth and the episode was
forgotten. And iu that hour the great
It was Paolo's watch. A night for
dreamy thoughts of home, of kinsfolk, of
the more tender things of life, but for us
a night for the talk of that great "might
be" which was then so powerful a source
of speculation for both of us. And we
were eager to talk, eager to know when
we should next hear of Captain Rlack or
of the nameless ship.
"I shouldn't wonder," said Roderick
after twenty surmises of the sort, "if we
heard something of her as we cross. I
have given York orders to keep well In
the truck of steamers; and if your friend
Hall be right, that is just where the un
known ship will keep. I would give a
thousand pounds to know the story of the
man Kluck. Is it possible that a man
could commit piracy, to-day, in the At
lantic, where is the traffic, of the world ;
where, if the powers once learned of it,
. i i.i I .. T A I ...... Q A .1
luey CUUlU uuill uilu uuwu iu a ua; l ana
' yet, put Into plain l'ngllsh, Mint Is Mis
tale your friend tells."
"It la; 1 have never doubted that from
the first. Captain Rlack is either the
inoHt original villain living, or the whole
story Is a silly dream beside, we have
jot to learn if ho is the commander of the
nameless ship; we have also to learn If
the namclcs ship is not n mjth."
I remained above for half an hour, pal
ing over the grout sweep of the Atlantic,
Paolo was on the bridge, I took nil op
portunity of winching him. I made pro
tense to go to my cabin, nnd bawled a
good night to the mate as 1 went ; but
it was only to put on felt slippers and to
get a warm coat, nnd I nmile my way
. stealthily a midship. I took a stand aft
I of the skipper's cabin, where I could pry,
' yet not bo seen. I hoard Paolo address
several of the men forward, and It seemed
to me that his mode of sncc)i wn not
ipi.tc that which should bo Is'twooii olhYor
nnd se.imnn. 1
It chainvd that in this watch the now
men wore on deck, mv old crew being in
the port watch. Suddenly, on the far hor
izon over the starbiard bow. I saw the
Hare of n blue light, bright over the
water; and showing in it flared, the dark
hull of H great ship. Paolo himself struck
light to ft flare which he had with him on.
the bridge, and answered the signal.
This action completely staggered mo. j
W.thout a thought I rushed up the ladder
to the hurricane dis-k and stood liesi.lo '
him. lie started as he saw mo, nnd I
could si-e him biting hi lip, while an
ugly look came into hi eyv.
"(ood evening, Mister Mite," I said:
"will you kindly tell me why you burnt
that blue light?"
"I burnt it to answer the signal yon
der." "Rut that was no affair of our:"
He shrugged his shoulders, and mut
tered something about custom. Yet In
another moment he made effort to recall
himself, nnd met nie with an open, smil
ing face which covered anger. !
When I turned in nt last, the little wind
there was had fallen away. 1 in ti sit have
slept very heav.ly for nil hour, when a
great sense of unrest and waking weari
ness took me, and I lay, now dozing, now
dreaming, so that in all my dreams I saw
the face of Paolo. 1 s.vuiod to walk the
decks of the Celsi. yet was I'aolo thorn
more strong nnd masterful than I.
Then the man Paolo stood over me,
looking straight into my eyes; and when
I would have risen up to question him
I was powerless. I upon,-,! my eyes nnd
saw, during the veriest reality of tini
that others looked down into mine. I
saw them for some smnll part of a sec
ond, yet in the faint light that came from
the .port I recognized the face nnd th
form, amPwas certain of them; for the
man who had been watching me a I slept
A quick sense of danger waked me thor
oughly then. I put my hand to the tap
of the electric light anil the white rays
flooded the cabin. Rut the cabin was
empty and Roderick's dog sat by my
trunk, and had, I could see, bs?n licking
my hand as I lay.
I knew not how to make ont the mean
ing of it; but I was trembling from tin
horror of the dream, nnd went above in
my flannels. I looked into Paolo's bnnk,
and he slept there, in so heavy a shs-p
that I began to doubt altogether the truth
of what I had believed. How could thi
man have left my cabin ns he had done,
and yet now lie Ix-rthcd in hi own? Tlw
dream had cheated me, as dream often
Rat more sleep was not to be thought
of. I fell to talk with Pan. and pa-ed
the deck wlr'n him, asking what was hi
opinion of our new scsvid mate.
"It's not for m to be sutin' about
them a is nbove me," he said, "but you
ask me a fair quest ion. In course, I
ain't the party to be thinking ill of any
man, but what I do know I know. He's
no more'n a ship with a voice under the
I laughed at him ns I nsked, "And
whnt's the matter with a ship like that?
Why shouldn't there be a voice under the
"Well, you see, sir, as there ain't no
body a-livin' in that pertieler place, you
don't go for to look to hearin' of voices,
or, in plain lingo, there's something queer
The sound of a gunshot to leeward
awoke me from my thoughts. Fearing
that some vessel lay in distress, we put
the helm up and went half-speed for a
time. We had cruised thus for five min
utes or more when a terrific report burst
upon our ears. The thunderous echoing
of a great weapon which a man-of-war
only could carry.
The sound died away slowly; but in the
same minute the fog lifted; and I saw,
away a mile on the starboard Ixiw, n hjh'c
tacle which brought a great flush iion my
face, and let me hear the sound of my
own heart lieating.
(To be continued.
Ranker You have a lady stenogra
pher? Rroker Yes.
Ranker -And he rends novels while
Rroker Well, sometimes she glance
nt the one she leaves open on the desk.
Rut why do you ask?
Ranker -Oil, Just because between
every quotation of stock there was
something about the villain with white
teeth, the ever-pursued heroine umlthe
hero with the manly chest.
Philosophy nt the Times,
Blow Principal How are your hlH
Smart Teacher Don't lnfvo any.
H. P. (aghast) Don't Ijave any?
8. T. No. Isn't It Impressed on us
that history repeats Itself? Raltliuoro
Hitts Wlndlg ought to make a buc
ccHHful campaign orator.
Pitts Why do you think Bo?
Hltts Recauso lie talks so much and
suys ho little.
Wife Wake up, John! I'm sure I
hear a burglar downstairs.
Husband (Jreat Kcott! I hope he
doesn't discover that chunk of Ice In
Neat hi ll MT.
Angry Patron (to waiter) Here I
Take away this lobbter. Why, It's as
via as I aio.
ltliiK seeil torn.
The best way of raising corn for
seed, n followed III the West, says C.
W. Morrill Iu Trl State Farmer, I to
prepare- a seed bed or testing ground
of from olio to two acres far removed
from oilier Held. To begin with, tin
car should N used which I Imperfect
from which to select grains for tlio
seed crop, selecting such typo of corn
that you wish to grow, the work of
selection should 1m followed year after
year, selecting the best ears that show
nil Improvement over previous years.
Any plant that Is deficient In any re
qulri incut should not be allowed to do
clop a tassel, and especially it barren
As to corn feeding, the seed plot
should not suffer for want of plant
food. From Mold experiment with for
tllizors on corn In the Wet lust year,
on soils of average fertility, n higher
per cent of potash than ordinary fer
tilizer contains gave reiiiiirkublo re
sult and would undoubtedly gle sim
ilar result on the aicrnge land of
ileorgln. In (loorgl.i lust year wore
used more fertilizer with corn than
was ever used In year before, and with
proper fertilizers and more attention
to the selection of wed, and Intensive
culture, there I no doubt or reason
why the average yield of well lrod corn
should not bo Increased in the South,
nnd especially (ieorgln.
ftlorlnir Wlnlrr Apilra.
Many growers must bo reminded of
the l!iiMrtanoo of getting fruit to stor
age as promptly as possible after pick
ing. The Fulled St:tte I icp.i ft men t of
Agriculture ha demonstrated that
fruit deteriorates more In a few days
between the time of leaving the treo
nnd the time It reaches storage than It
does In ns many months of utorago at
tl low temperature.
It was formerly thought necessi'ry
to put apples In pile In the orchard,
to "sweat." but till hu toeti shown
to have been a mistake. Hon't do this;
but. on the contrary, send your upple
to storage at once. In refrigerator cars.
If the weather Is wnrtn and the dis
tance is great. Many of the bt ap
ple handlers want their fruit In storage
U-fore night of the dny It Is picked. If
nt all possible, nnd there Is no doubt
that they are right In regard to this.
Western Fruit Grower.
Inllorarr nf l)f hornl n.
Fourteen cows were subjected to the
tuberculin tent by tlie Wisconsin Sta
tioti and then dehorned. The milk of
these cows, us regard. yield and com
position, wn compared with the milk
of cows dehorned but not tuberculin
tested, of cows ttltHTcuIlu tested but
not dehorned, nnd of mim neither de
horned nor tuberculin tested. The re
sult showed on nn average a decrease
of nbout 8 per cent In the yield of
milk for the first few day nfter de
horning, but a loss of only about 'Z per
cent In the yield of butter fat. De
horning, therefore. Increased the fat
content of the milk .fC'7 ier cent. These
results nre noted as being In accord
with the results of Investigations nt
other exfierlinent stations which are
cited. The tuberculin test wn appar
ently wltliout effect uion tnllk secre
tion. Cnrnm lent aad Cheap.
This feed trough, ref-ently Illustrated
In Reliable Poultry Journal. Is subsfnn-
FOWL KEEI THOUGH.
tlal, cheap and eusy to construct. The
length Is forty Inches and It Is sulllclent
for twenty hens.
Rurylng them In the ground proves
successful when other methods fall,
provided every apple Is Bound und freo
from blemish when harvested. The
reason Is that temperature In thn
ground or mound In which the apples
are kept varies but little, anl they nro
always cool. The same results will be
obtained If a cold and even tempera
ture can be secured In a cellar.
It Is true of all poor stock that It Is
never profitable, and It Is especially
true of sheep. Weed out closely. The
most Important point In successful win
ter management of the flock Is tohcgln
with strong and healthy animals. Sheep
need not be cared for In a different
manner from most other farm Btock,
but there Is more wisdom than luck
in keeping them In good condition
through the winter.
Iteeoril I'rlce fur I unit.
The lollowlng from Orange .ludd
Fanner shows whnl pro lit some men
tliidcrlilUe to make funning:
Ten acre of farm laud In CtirNllan
Counly, Illinois, sold for $."i,noo a few
days ago, or $MK nu acre. True, Ihe
laud lie Just oulsble the city limit
of the county heal, but II Is md lo be
cut Into city lots. It will be used for
raising fruit and vegetables. In other
words, the purchaser, W. O. Simpson,
expects to innUe Ihe Interest on his
$.'.M1 land, ami considerable prollt be
This show whnt careful. Intelligent
funning and gardening will do. If Mr.
Simpson can make money on III high
priced land, need hi neighbor on
farms equally profluctlve feel discour
aged? We In this country must prac
tice Intensive agriculture, There I
abundant evidence that this will pay.
Nheep heart - MneMiie.
Slu rp shearing machines uiv a great
Improvement over hand work both In
cleanliness of clipping and In time
required for each animal. It require
some (.kill to keep clippers sharp. I'poii
this much if the success und ease with
which these machine. are handled de
pend. It I noivssnry to know bow to
handle n sheep w hile clipping It.
A man w ho ha had considerable ex
s'rleinv In shearing sheep by hand
will understand this pun of the work
nndcnn usually handle a machine clip
per with great ease. One man and n
boy with a machine can handle about
twice as many slns-p In n day a I en
tomiry when they nre baud sheared,
livery purchaser of a slnvp shearing
machine should get u good sharpener
llnmlr Itiiol Waihrr,
A handy root washer can hid by
making n slatted cylinder with hinged
top and banging In trough. Cylinder
lilnili Hour W A SH Ml.
can lie made any si.e, but one that
holds one aed one half biithel I bet
ter than one made larger. Fill with
parsnip or other roots, hook down
cover and turn slowly a minute or two.
I.lft from the water and empty.
far for 1 1 on ( holera.
After many years of experimenting
for the cure of hog cholera the De
partment of Agriculture ha workM
out a method which give promise of
Iwlng an effective remedy. The meth
od consist In the lnjcitlon of scrum
from the blood of an Immune hog, after
the immune has lus'ii treated similarly
with the se in in from hogs nlTccted with
Dr. Marlon lsirsct. nf the Riireuu of
Animal Industry, who has worked out
the process, has had It patented In the
name of the department and given the
Invention without price to the coun
try. In this way the possibility of any
one mouoHill7lug the new treatment
will he avoided. It Is estimated that
the money lo from bog cholera
reaches f I.'.f nhi.i n ni annually.
Heat Crop for l'l.
In the spring ami summer, rye and
clover are used for pasture until the
pigs weigh about eighty-live to 100
pounds. Then barley Is added until
some early variety of flint or sweet
corn Is rendy. Only a small field of
this last Is necessnry. or an amount
sulllclent to carry the pig until thn
field corn Is denting. Then the pigs
are turned In small areas of the field
corn at a time, until they nre fat Ry
fencing In and using these crops In this
order the cost of growing pig re
duced to n very low figure. We know
of several farmers who are following
this practice and are highly pleased
Rate Corn Shredder.
As the corn shredder has killed and
maimed a great many people, the be
low suggestion for reducing the danger
of using them will be welcomed. A
man who run one of them says: "To
unchoke shredders with safety to the
feeder, take a croquet ball and shw It
in halves. Then (Hire a hole In the cen
ter of the flat side of one of these parts,
through to the center of the oval side.
Then Insert the end of a broom handle
In the hole, beginning at the flat side.
Fasten this with a wedge or nail. Keep
this tool In a convenient place, and
when the machine clogs stir up tho
fodder with the ball end and all Is
right again. Try It."
Keedlnic Value of raln.
The fattening value of grain depends
largely ukjii the freo oil or fat "ou
tnlncd In them, with their sugar,
starch, etc One per cent of oil Is con
sidered equal to more than 2 per cent
of Hiigar and starch. At theso esti
mates (!!) pounds of corn equals 78
pounds of bailey, but the barley Is
richer In albuminoids, and Is, therefore,
more valuable than corn for tho devel
opment of flesh.
Fixed Waves on Farm,
Fixed wuges for a "day'ii work" Is
not the proper mode of contracting.
There Is as much difference In a day's
work between Individuals as In tho
value of the products of the farm. Nor
can any method be devised for deter
mining the value of a day's work on a
farm until the labor has been perform
ed. Wherever work can lie done by
the piece It should be the rule, though
this cannot well be the case on a farm.
J 777 Rattle nf Chestnut II'".
I7S.I Washington bade farewell "o hi
I7!l.. Tiiuoihy l'1'kei-hig of MihhoIiii
setts he, nine Secretin y of Slide.
ISim Austrian .1. f.-n I ! the French nt
the buttle of 1 1 ..li.-n 1 1 ii.I. ii.
1 S Ilxeclllloll of M.ll-stml Se.
ISIS till iidaolli-d ns u SU1' of Ihn
I ' ti i m .
P-al John Ri-hop nnd Tlwinn William
rlec.llrd at Ihe (lid Ry!'-) for tie'
murder of n poor li.ilmu boy for
ISlll FllgMi-elnent ..-e.-ll Con f e,el II l
gunboat and Fed -ml vessel, nt
Cape Hutlera loini C Rie. .-n
ridge cipelled fr the lulled
ISlV.' (l.-n. Ranks' expedition "ailed f"r
for New I H ie His.
ISC,.-. Leopold II. Hc tiled III. olio of
ISU7 Resolution "f Judiciary coinntiten
to linp. ii. !i President Johnson ..t,-.
down In I he I louse lo'.' to ."".
ISii'.l National Colored ji!.r ...mention
met iii Wa-li;ne:ou.
1 S7 1 S.--nleeii immi,:rhliti fro.-n !
! .ith in Sal HllilJ . Nebl iistiil . . .
Court louse an. I man) o'h.-r l.udd-
Ills' lestoe, ill lire nt I IjC'T low II,
1S7I Instructive (ire ut Chut l.-stow ll,
1S7." Steamship i.-iifs bland wre.-k.-d
on I lie Ciillopir Sands, .'.h livs .i.
iss:i Tli,. ixj.lor r Stanley reached iho
eastern const of Africa at l!iit;iimoi.
lS'.Ml King K.il.ik.iu.i of Hawaii Inn. led
ut San I i uncis.s),
IS! 1 1 - Norcros attempted to nssasslnnts
Russell Sage ly cjpl '.:llK II Is. ml..
ls!i;t- Trial of I r. Mex.-r. the nlle.-d
murderer by poison, begun in New
IS'.M Financial panic in N'-ufouiclland;
K'H eminent resi , li'-d.
IS'.M'. ticii. Macro, Cuban leader, kil'.sl
In a skirmish.
IN! Hi - Rritish lost briiily In unsuccess
ful iitlempl to carry liner position
at Spj t fontein.
RHHl (icn. Merrier, Iii the Senate nf
France, projected the invasion of
I Indian, by arms ... Tens, on between
Portugal and the Netherlands over
South African nllins rau-.e. , cr
ime., of diplomat le relations.
l!Ml Industrial arbitral ion bill passed
by Parliament of New South Wale.
llHIJ Rl'lli, and (leruilll Hot aeird
custom house at l, (iu.'iyrn, V. n.-z-u.-la.
l!Sl - Rad break in market caused part
ly by attack on Amalgamated C..i
per by Thomas W. Laws in, a Huston
stoc k broker. ... Mr. Cassio Ct m
wick, millionaire swindler, Impris
Remarks made by President (ieorgo F,
Raer of the Heading railroad at the dedi
cation of the high school buildiiiu at
Reading, Pa., were to the effect thn be
cause the education of all tin- peopln
must necessarily he limited, it I danger
ous and creates rash and superlieial
thinking mid unrest. He likeneil the mini
who protested against industrial ciuidi
lions lo Jack Cade, the leader of tho
peasant uprising in Knghiinl during thn
A decision of the Supreme Court of
Washington uphold He1 olicy nf tint
Seattle school authorities in denying ,
privileges except i Ills attendance to pu
pils who nre member of secret or ii k-
lelter fraternities. The mnclier had
been prohibited from belonging (, ,emt-
lug clubs, athletic loams, gl lnhM ,,,(
Ihe like. The court says (he evideni'o
shows that such f ralernit ie tend ,, ,),,.
slroy good order, discipline and scholar
ship in the schools.
In anticipation of overcrowded schools
lifter Jim. 1, when the new (ieorgia child
labor law goes into effect, a number of
business iiich In Columbus, jlti have,
founded the secondary industrial school,
which will give a thorough training in
(lie trades to the children of factory (,
erutlves. Kspeoial attention win ,, given
to the cotton industries, in the hope nf
supplying skilled labor, for wlihh thorn
I Is u great demand. The length of tho
course is four years, and it will liuliido
courses In shorthand, dnmcHlic si'lencs
und the common branches.
Prof. Folwell of the political silence
department of tho university of Minne
sota thinks that there Is not ns much
culture in tho schools as there ought to
bo. In regard to coeducation, he says:
"Tho Irruption of women Into men's col
leges iloes not seem to have Improved tho
manners of tho men nor injured those of
tho women to uny material degree, but a
longer experience Is ueoded to Justify a
final resolution of tho problem of coedn.
cation." lie thinks tho small colleiro unit
, the female seminary did more for culture
than the big universities of the present.
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