Hillsboro independent. (Hillsboro, Washington County, Or.) 189?-1932, April 24, 1908, Image 2

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mu. urn by the New York board of
When enough Incurable grouches can
he got together to form an organization
It taken the shape of a group of an
archists. The Duchess of M irlborongh denies
that she him beivme a wx-lalUt, anJ H
ought to l easy for her to get ber
rieulul bclievisl.
A Judge Ih cited who condemned a
nwn to death while In a tram. We
trust the sivused slao found the sen
tence eutrnuclug.
Few husbands ever tl to tn',,,,
that In t!n years to whim their sons
wlil be tamlLrf aUui the r'" tNMr
mother used to make.
After a man ha paid the premiums
on an sivldeut silloy for a few year
he la more than half convinced that ut
la being flliiillaniined by fate.
It seems like old times to have Wu
Ting Fan In our midst uttering hi
blaml opinions and asking his Inno
cently linjx-i'llnent itieHtloiiS.
The more fnot that some men live to
celebrate their gulden wedding un'il
Ternary slsiuld be accepted us evidence
that niurrluge la not alwaya a fnlliiru.
Consuclo, Duchess of Marlborough, Is
retiorted to be drifting toward social
bun. It la rather curious that the rich
liave never bit upon the scheme of nmk
Ing socialism unMiputar by espousing It.
With 80,0o more women than men
In Massachusetts, the bachelors In that
State must be exercising unusual vigi
lance this yoar In the presence of a
female with a detenulned gleam In tier
First one naval export tells the Sen
ate committee that the armor belt Is
not needed above the water line and
then another one says It isn't needed
below. Why not save oompromlite by
not having any belt at all?
'Die American en tie lias made up his
mind to fly. Advertisement for bids
for supplying (lie guvorumcnt with fly
ing machine heavier than air brought
forty-one replies, n ml contracts for
three machines have been awarded.
Just when we are growing eloquent
In our dcuuiiflutiiiiia of foreign noble
men wIh marry wealthy American girls
the raiding of wane matrimonial bureau
reveala tlmt a considerable iiiiinlier of
our countrymen liave been playing the
same game wl;U Una sueoeas.
The young I'oiinectli'ut iniiii who
called for a young lady wltll the Intra
lion of eloping with her and wna re
ceived with n shower of hot water
Mould cheer up. lie might have found
hlniKolf In hot water a little Inter any
how If bis plans bod not inlHcurrled.
Millions of tons of sniid, flung on the
encooHt by winds and waves, lire car
ried back again In the undertow, but n
New York man who owned property ut
Policy Island recently found a way to
"Hit It where It would do the most
good," and keep II there. He moored
an old schooner near the beach. In
slghteen months the sen bnilt tip behind
It an area of one hundred thouxiind
feet; nnd "little urnlna of s.uid" make
"pleasant land" Indeed at that spot, for
the Coney Island bench Is worth a dol
lar a mpiare foot.
lUWnll, one of the professional Iltl
clniis of Morocco, tliuls klilmiping pro
tltnl.le. He forced the- Siillau, In l'.HU.
not only to pay a I. In rmtxom for the
release or Ion I'cnllciirls, an American
iu.en, inn also lo make lilm governor
f a -ou.ldcmllc pruvlmv. K.ilsuil
vlclmilel I. nl Kourlh of July l,v kld
nnpliig Sir Harry Min-lean, u Itrltlsli
nl'J'vt. who was eervliig as coinioiindcr
.f Hie Sultan's hodyirtinrd. Some weeks
sgo be ni-elved from ill,. Krliisl, ,j,,v
ermiieiit a hiunlrcl llinu.iiiud dollurs
anil a Kunriiiiltv of prole-l ion In return
for t!u release of Sir liarry. Ho has
also held for raiisoin the Mures van cor
ressnMlent of the lomlon Times, as
well us other Ii-ks noted persniiH. Noth
ing shows more clearly than the appar
ent freedom with which Unlsull carrti-s
n bis trado bow dlsorgAiily.iil s-lety
and Kovcruiuent are In M.iris-oi.
A new piece of mnclilner.v tor the as
uaillittion of Inimiitraiils Is the ninht
sch.sil In litlx.r rainim. I.Ike so many
other useful agencies of the day. It
has Ims-ii curried to successful devi-l.i
uient by s woiiian, Vi ho bus organized
suvh sclss.ls amoiiK the unskilled lalior
er nhom contractors employ. nt
f the CHinim where llne s.-Ihk.Is tmve
ls-n estal.llshcl, Hl-.ut ouetblrd of the
men usually attend. Instruction In F.n
gllsh, which Is the bait, ha len riven
In a most unusual way. Iimtead nf
learning from, primers that "this l a
at," the adult pupils ,ni from cpe
dill text hm.k, tl,t,t "t tiln Is a ,,,..
and lls.-oer the Importiim-e of under
staiMing- nnd kn.. liii; w t (ly
out ..f the w-a.v." "Listen." "I lore' ovnnrs
the train." and "IKi you ji ,,,?
Not the h ast linen st lnc ( e .-T.-.-is
which these s.-!i, nils hae bail t,..
1riisformli!(c of disorderly and datik-or
ous ramps Into .jtiict and peaceful ,.i,.
The relation of liils.rers and labor
unions to iiiitloual law has re.-cnrly
tin defin.sl by the Supreme (Vurt in
three ltiiH.rtant iwirtlnilnrs. The law
f lat year lidding railroad iMiiMinles
ri-sknsllile for Injuries to their em
I'loy.w has lxen d.s-lare,I Invalid on the
ground tlint It d.es not distinguish be
tween persona engaged In interstate
commerce the only commerce over
which Omgpwn has Jurlsillctlon and
those employed entirely within the
tafe. The President haa urged that
the law be repassed with such cbanfes
as win evmflns Its operation to em
ployes eugngd ,n Interstate business.
The act of 1M which was passed ar
ter the great Chicago strike, which for
bxls the discharge of an employe for
u embwshlp In 'alr union, was uo
rlured Invalid In ma action growing out
of a suit brought by a locomotive en-
hph.t who. bad eeu discharged w
(iiuw he was a uicui"r
union. The court deeded that "It
n,. nithln the fuw tlous of governmen
at least In the sbseuoe of contract
between the parties to conuiel any
lerson In the course of his business and
ajainst bis will to accept or retain the
! rsnl services of another, or to
pel any person agalust bis will to per
r..n oersonal services for another.
The court baa also decided that the pro-
visions of the Sherman antl-trusi w
of l.suo apply to the act of labor
unions when those uuloiis or tneir nu
iu.r enter Into a combination to Inter
fere with the business of a manufac
turer who sells bis good in more than
one SUte. This decision was reached
In a suit for damage brought by a Ann
of Connecticut bat uwuufai-turers
against the Hatters' I uion anj r
Ai.ipiin Federation of Labor for boy
irttlng their buslnesx. The opinion of
the chief JuKttce. concurred in unani
mously by bis colleagues, announoi
that "The combination chargea runs
within the class of rentraluts of trade
aimed at compelling third parties and
strangers Involuntarily not to engage
In the course of trade except on 0011
dltlons that the combination imposes,
and la therefore forbidden by law.
Bab? Made I arr Jadlec4 CrUlelsss
"I'm so aorry Cousin Helen's gon
Marjory remarked, ptfltntlvely, as the
family gathered at dinner time.
"Why, dearr Anna asked. "Do y0
miss her ao much?"
The child shook her head. "I don't
mean that I mean that we're so much
politer when we have company."
The Masons looked at each other in
consternation. " 'Out of the mouths of
babes'" Portia murmured. Then she
turned to Marjory. I'ortla had the kind
of chin that meant determination.
How tire we politer?" she asked.
Marjory's gruve eyes traveled round
the table as she thought It all out
Why, papn talks," she said, slowly.
"I'll pa's real Interesting when he talk
tocompnny. And mother Axes her trilr
prettier, nnd Jack passes things with
out being nskrd, nnd Anna laughs at
the htories xople tell, and you "
"Yes?" I'ortlu encouraged her reso
lutely. "What do I do. Marjory? What
rare and elusive grace of mine appears
only In the fostering atmosphere of
'compnny T"
I don't know how to say It." Mar
jory replied, wrinkling her forehead In
the effort. "You seem nice and soft.
nd not loud and quick aud bangy, the
way you are sometimes. "
It was too much for the family, and
laughter rellovrd the tension. Portia's
moutti hurt f nnnjr cptVrk tt repmt-
ed, gravely, " 'N'lce ami soft. Somehow
the words do not present a particularly
nDiirliifr Meal, but doubtless that Is the
ftiult of my dUIIke of the terms em
ployed, pot of the Ideal, I call unon
the family collectively to clear this
matter. Am I too 'soft' In the pres
ence of company?"
The reply was a prompt and unani
mous "No."
Portia drew a long breath. 'Then,"
she declared, "since I seem to be the
greatest nifferer under this exceedlng'y
clenr nnd unprejudiced Judgment, I
move that hereafter the Masons amend
their ways; that mother look her pret
tiest, thnt father entertain bis family,
that Anna show her graceful 'company'
Interest even In our old tales splen
did practice. Nan!-that Jack extend
enmpnny' solicitude In the matter rf
passing things to bis own people, thit
Portia well, I'll promise to wrestle
with Portia. In short, that we wear
our prettiest manners every day to each
other. Are you ready for the question?
All in f m or any aye."
"Aye!" rrled the Musons.
"Contrary-minded - "
There was no response.
'Linlles and gentlemen." Port Is an
nounced, "the revolution is on."
Youth's Couipnulon.
I he Klrst M,lw I'U-lares
Tlie beginning ,,r moving pictures
was In this wise: sir John c.wi..
after dinner in WJH sk.sl his friend
( hurlcs! Ilnbbiige bow be would sho
noui si. les or a sli. Ming nt otn-o. Itah-
baire replied ,v taking a kIiIIIIiij from
Ills pocket mid holding It to a mirror
1-1.1 ..in.. . ... ... - .
i ins oio hoi satisfy Mr John, who set
the shilling spinning nsm the dinner
fnlile, nt the same time Hiiuting out
thnt If the eye is placed on a level wlUi
the rot :i ting i-oln t l ll shies mil l. seen
at otii-e. Ilaliliiige was so struck by
the exisTinient that the next day h...
ib-scrlbed It to a friend. Dr. Fill
who Immediately made a working iml-
',- 0,1 ' "I'le of a dlk was drawn
a bird, on the other side an empty bird
cage; when the curd was revolved on it
silk thread the bird appeared t"i U. l(
the cage. This iii.nI.-I showisl the mt
slsteiice of vision m .11 which all inov
llig pictures ilo-n, f,,r their erf.st
The eye retains the Image of the object
s.s-11 for a traction of a seenml after
the ol.Jis-t has Ummi reinovisl. Thl
model was called the t haiunot rope.
Next came the s tros. or w hts. of
life. A cylinder was MTfornted will,
M Ml r laisl fiT til l. .!
""" " n ii hi ine cy ii. ,
dcr was plnivd a band of drawing ,
d.in. liig men. Mu tlie HniKii-Htos I,..!,,
i"wiy romtisi the I, gores s.s-n t,r.m.-;i
the slots iipisnml lo h.. t.,. 'j-"ltf
first systematic photographs tk, (
rovular Intervals of men nnl nnlma:.
were made by .Muyl,pdge In 1".
t hlciigo .Tribune.
When marriisl aometi sit and st .rn
nt the lire, what are they thinking
about? They usually have su.-h an odd
i.s.K arouti.i tue corners of their
mouths, and so uinny wrinkles n their
foreheads, I. cau't be anything vrrv
pleasant. 7
l.i . m
would likfl to personally know I
milliner who wis on goo.1 terms with
snother milliner, or s singer who could
run serosa snother singer's name In the
paper without turning up her not
. . . . . till AlBf
The Firm of
During the month, which E.rs irdl"-
.tone had .pent in Ames me ""
he firm In Kencburcs rer
xceedingly prosperous. Trad, upon tm
o.t had ben brisker th.n usual, and
hre. ef the company', .hip. had com. in
l .hort Interval, with eicellimt cargo.--.
V.nons these wa. th. Ulack Bagle. whicll.
the astonishment of Captain Haniilton
linrs and the disgust of his employ r,
ad wMthereJ a severe gale in the t nan-
,H. and hd arrived safe ana
lore. Thi. run of lues, suppi-ui
itv of the old merchant
ind th. Indomitable energy of youu
iim,ll.. made the concern loos so noun
shing that the former felt more than evrr
onvinced that if be could but .tsve o.T
he ImmPdiat. danger things would soon
ght themselves. Hence he reaa w ..
Islight the letters from Africa, in woi
lis son narrated th. success or tns con
niF.e and th. manner In which ths min
rs had been hoodwinked. Th. old man J
igure grew stralghter snd hi. tep more
inn ss the conviction grew upon him
bat the company would soon return once
gain to Its former condition ot amuenos.
It ma be Imarined. therefore, that
when the rumors of s bona fide diamond
1nd in the Orange Free State came to
I. ears John Qirdlestone wss muca agi
sted and distressed. On the same day
hat he saw the announcement in tn
taper, he received a letter from his so-i
nnouncing the fsilure of their enterprise,
vfter s.rratlng the robbery, th. pursuit,
he death of Farintosh and the announce-
nent of the new discovery, it gave an a-
ount of his subsequent movements.
"As to our speculation, the letter saiJ,
t is, of course, sll up. Even when the
tusaisn business proves to be s hoax, the
ric of .tones will remain very low on
iceotint of these new fields. It Is possi
ble that we may sell onr lot st some small
profit, but it won't be the royal road to a
fortune that you prophesied, nor will It
elp the firm out of the rut into which
ou have shoved It. My only regret in
paving Africa lik. this is that Williams
ill have no one to prosecute him.
Thi. letter was a rude shock to the
African merchant Within a week of the
receipt of It his son Exra, gloomy and
travel atained, walked into the sanctum
at Fenchurch street and confirmed ad
the evil tidings by word of mouth. The
aid man was of too tough a fiber to break
down completely, but hia bony hands dot
ed convulsively upon the arms of tue
chair, snd a cold perspiration broke out
upon his wrinkled forehead as he listened
to suea datalle aa ata son voucaaatad to
fford him.
Yon have your stones all safe,
though?" he stammered out at last.
They are in my box at home," said
Exra, gloomy and morose, leaning against
the white marble mantelpiece. "We'll
lucky if we clear as much as they cost
and a margin for my expenses and Lang-
worthy a. A broken head Is all that I
Imve got from your fine scheme."
Who could foresee such a thing?" thn
old man said, plaintively. "The fall in
prices Is sure to be permanent?"
It will last for some years, anywav,"
Esra answered. "The Jsgersfnntln
gravel is very rich, snd there seems to be
plenty of It."
And within s few months we must r-
pay both capital snd interest. We ure
ruined !" The old merchsnt spoke in a
broken voice, snd his head sank upon h'.
breast. "When that day comes," he con
tinued, "the firm which has been for thir
ty years above reproach, and a model to
the whole, city, will be proclaimed as
hankrupt concern. Worse still, it will be
shown to have been kept afloat for years
by means which will be deemed fraudu
lent. I tell you. my dear son. that !f
my means could lie devised which would
ivert this any means I should not hes
itate to adopt them. I am a frail o' 1
nian. and I feel Hint the short balance of
my life would be s small thins for me lo
ijive in return for the assurance that the
ork which I have built up should not be
Itogether thrown away."
"Your life cannot affect the matter on
say or the other unless it acre mni-x
heavily Insured than ' it Is," Kara sal.l.
alloiisly. thoiixh somt-what moved by .its
father's intensity of innnner. "Perhaps
there is some way out of the wood yet,"
he adileil, in a more cheerful tone.
"It's so paying, so prnsMrtHia--thni'
what goes to my heart. If it had rulnej
itself it would be easier to bear it, nut
it I. sacrificed to outside speculations
my wretched, wretched speculations. That
is what makes it so hnrd." lie touched
the bell, and (Jilray an-nend the siiui
nons. "Listen to this. Kzra. What s-is
our turn over last month, tiilr.iv?"
"Fifteen thousand pounds, sir."'said tl.e
little rlerk. bobbing up and .loan like a
huoy in a gale in his delight at seeing iV
junior jwrtner onc-e ana n.
"And the essns7"
".Nine thou-snd three hundred. I ncom
mon brown you look. Mr. Kzrs. to h
oire, uncommon brown and well. I hon's
is you enjoyed jmirsclf in Africa. ir, An,
s-a too much for them Hottentots' snd
Hoars." .With this profound ethnologist
remark Mr. (Jilray bobbed himself out f
the room snd went back rsdiantlv to his
ink-sta.ned desk.
"Look ; st that," the old man said, when
he click of the outer .loor showed that
(he rlerk ass out of earshot "n
i .
mount mi nrnst in a i,....il, i. i. . .
i'.r live
rW. that ,ch . bus.nes. hnin , , "
ir'iin? What a fortune T.t L. .
en for y ou . r
..... nun ii imve
It must be saved!" cried 7Tn w';tr
Tentative brow, and hand, plunged de.r,
n his trouser T-kets. "There i, that
irl. money. t,uld we not fet the tem-
r""i use ot it f . ,
"Impossjhle!" his father answered with
a s ch. "It is so tied up In the will thit
he cannot sign it swny herself until she
rome, of e.. Ther is o( toU(.h!
mg it except by ber msrriage or by ber
death." '
"Then we must hare It by th. only
means open to us.''
"And that l?"
"I must marry her."
"You will?"
"I shall. Here I. my hand on It"
"Then w are saved." cried the old man
throwing op bis tremulous hands. "Qir
dlertone Sos will westher Us storm
Bat Olrdlestoss) ksv-otnai P,B
partner," said F.srs. "It's t -7?
ask. I do It snd not for roar.;" w"
which frsak remsrk b. drew U B', dowa
over his brows snd set 0j for Eccleston
e e
One day, as Thmnaa I)uwll
n.aklng his way cityward r",' '
earlier hour than wa emtooisry with
him. be missed the usual ap)ritio st th
of some explanation of this sbsencs.
l-rcelved In the garden a pretty whit,
bunnet which glinted a mot the leaves,
and on closed inspection a 1'' r'ut
eyes, which surveyed him ss-rrily from
underneath It. The gst spen.
may be Imuglned that he w. somewhat
1st. at the office that morsing "J on
many subsequent mornings, unt" "''
clfrks began to think that their new em
ployer wss losing the ,nthoslasm for
business which had possessed nhn.
It chanced that one DioraiDf the Inter
view between the lovers had lasted rather
longer than usual, snd had bees concluded
bv Kate's returning to th. souse, while
Tom remslned sitting upas the garden
seat lost In such s reverie as affects men
In his position. While thus pleasantly
employed, his thoughts were suddenly re
called to earth by the appearance of
dark shadow on the gravel In front of
him. and looking up be saw the senior
partner standing a short d!tanee away
nd regarding him with anything but an
amiable expression iijMiti hi. face, lie
had himself been having a morning stroll
In the garden, and had overseen the whole
of the recent Interview without the pr-v
occupied lovers being aware of bis pret
ence. "Are you coming to the office?" h
asked sternly, "if so. w eaa go together."
Tom rose and followed him out of ;he
gardens without a word, lie knew from
the other'a expression that all was known
to him, and in hia heart he was not .in.
Ills only fear waa that the old man's
anger might fall upon his ward, and this
he determined to prevent. They walked
side by aide as far as the station In com
plete silence, but on retching fenchurch
street Uirdlestone asked hi. young part
ner to step into hia private sanctum.
"Now. sir," he st t id. si he closed the
door behind him, "I think that I have a
right to Inquire what the meaning may
he of the scene of which I wss an Invol
untary witness thii morning?"
"It menus," Torn auswered firmly but
gently, "that I am engaged to Miss Hn'
ston, snd hsve been for some time."
"Oh, indeed," Girdlestone snswered
coldly, sitting down at hia desk snd turn
ing over the pile of letters.
During the long silent walk the mer
chant bad been revolving in ' his min i
what course he should pursue, and he na I
com. to the conchuion tlmt it was more
easy to guide this impetuous stream nf
youth than to attempt to stem it. lie did
not realise the strength of the tie Unit
bound these two young people together,
and imagined that with judgment and pa
tience It might yet be snapped. It was.
therefore, with sa good an Imitation of
geniality as hia angular vlsago would er
mit of that be answered bis companion's
"You can hardly wonder at my being
surprised," he said. "Such a thing never
entered my mind for a mnment. You
would have don. better to nave t-onuueu
In me before."
"I must ask your ssrdon for not hav
ing dona so."
"As tar as. sou art .ncerned." raid
John Uirdlestone sffid-W, "I believe you
to be hsrdworklng an4 riit principled.
Your conduct since you Joined the firm
haa been everything that I could desire."
Tom bowed his scknowledeinents, much
plessed by the preamble.
"With regard to my ard," continued
the senior partner, epcuking very slowly
snd evidently weiahing hi. words. "I
could not wish for her to have a better
husband. In .considerini inch a question
I have, however, aa you may imagine, to
consult above everythlnjeles the wishes
of my dead friend. Mr. Win llarston, the
father of the young lady to whom you say
you are engaged. A trus has been repos
ed In me, and that trust must, of course,
be fulfilled to the letter."
"Certainly," said Tom, wondering in his
own mind how he could erer have brought
himself for one moment to think evil of
this kindly old man.
"It was one of Mr. Harston's most
clearly expressed wishes that no words or
even thoughts of such nutters should lie
allowed to come In his duughter's way nn
til she had attain. maturity, by which
be meant the age of one-md-twenty."
"But he could not fowee the circum
stances." Tom pleaded. "I am sure that
a year or so will make ao difference in
her sentiments in this nu'ter."
"My duty is to mrry out hi instruc
tions to the letter. I won't say, however,"
continued Mr. (iinlleston'. "that circum
stances might not arise which might in-dui-e
me to short i this prolmtionury pe
riod. If my further aciii'an,e with
you confirms the high Impression which I
m w have of your ciiimnerrinl ability, that
of course would Imve weight with me :
nnd again, if I tin 1 that M.s Harston's
mind is made up upon the point, that also
would influence my judgment."
"And what are r.e to do in the mean
time?" asked the junior partner anxious
ly. "In the meantime neither you nor your
people must write to lier. or ieak to her.
or hold any communication with her
whatever. If fim y r them doing
so. I slisll be compiled, in justice to Mr.
Harston's lust renucst. to "end her to
some establishment abroad where she
shall be entirely out of jour way. M.v
mind is irrevocably made up upon that
point. It is not a matter of Hrwnal in
clinst.nn. but of conscience."
"And how long is this to Inst?" cried
"It will ilcsnd upon yoiirsohee. If
you prove yourself to he a nmn of honor
in this matter I may be inclined to sanc
tion your addresses. n the meantime,
you must give me your won) lo let it rest,
snd neither to attempt t s-nk to M ss
llarston nor to see her. nor to allow your
parents to communicate with her. 'Hie
last condition msy seem to you to be
bsrd, but, in m.v eyes, it Is a very impor
tant one. I'nless you cn bring yourself
to promise ail this, my duty will comH
me to remove my ward entirely out of
your reach, a course which w old be pain
ful to her and incoinenient m myself."
"Hut I must let h,.r know of this ar
rangennent. I must tell her that you hold
out hopes to us on condition that we keep
apart tor a time."
"It woud be cruel not to allow yon to
Ao that." Oirdlestone an'red. "You
may send her one letter, but. remember,
there shall be no reply ' t."
"Thank yon, air: thank you!" Tom
cried, fervently. "I have eomething to
live for now. This separation will but
make our heart, grow fonder. What
cbang. ran time make n either of na?"
"tgults ao," said John fjirdlestooe. with
a smile. "Kemember. there must be no
more walking through th. square. You
must remain absolutely apart if you w-h
to gain my consent."
"It Is hsrd, very, 9PTJ htPlJ. nut I will
9i t 4 U. What wott'
premiss which would lead to our ssrllsi
union V
"That Is settled then. In lbs meantime.
I should be obliged If you would go OOWB
to tbs docks snd look after the loading of
th. transferable corrugated Iron houses
for New Calaber."
"All right, sir. snd thsnk you for your
kindness." said Tom, bowing blinself out.
He hardly knew whether to be pleased or
grieved over the result of bis interview:
he n the whole, satisfaction prevailed.
since at the worst it wSm 6ut"tJ K. '-'
s year or so, while there seemed to be
some hopes of gaining the guardian's con
sent before thst. . On the other hand, he
bad pledged hlmseT? to sepsrate from
Kate, but that would, he reflected, only
make their reunion the sweeter.
When the hour of luncheon arrived no
thought of food aas in the lad's head,
but. burying himself in the back parlor
of a little Mack si! public bouse, he call
el for pen, Ink and paper, and proceeded
to Indite a letter to his sweetheart. Never
was so much love sod comfort snd sd
vlce snd hope compressed lnto the limits
of four sheets of paper or contained In
the narrow boundary of a single envelope.
Tcm read It over after he had finished,
and felt that It feebly expressed hi.
hit. thoughts; but then, what lover ever
yet did succeed In getting his thoughts
satisfactorily represented upon paper.
Having posted this effusion, in which lis.
had carefully explained tne couiinions nn-
a . - i.w Tom felt considerably
more light-hearted, and returned with re
newed vigor to the loading ot tne corru
gated Iron. He would hardly have felt
so satisfied had he seen Jotm li.ruiestoo.
t..i .I. ...n, itt.e from the hands
nrrivina i ..-
of the footman, snd reading it afterwards
In the pria-sey of his bedroom witn s ssr
donic smile upon his face. Still less con
tented would be have been had he beheld
tjie merchsnt tesring it into small frag
ments snd msking a bonfire of it in his
capacious grate. Next morning Kate look
ed In vain out of the accustomed win
dow. and was sore at heart when no tall
. .nn..eal In sia-ht. and no friendly
- ee -
hand waved a morning aalutat.ou.
(To be continued.)
i niiw" froaa Calna Taraa
f "Tarkiah Bala."
Anronos of the assertion that pana
ma hats do not come from Panama, It
Is Interesting: to see bow orten tilings
are called by names to which tbey
bitve no relation, sn.vs tne Iiomlon P.
T. O. For example, kid gloves sre not
made of kid, but of In musk In or sheep
skin. When we refer to the dish known
ns Irish stew, most of us lose sight of
the fact that It Is unknown In I re
in nd, while Oermnn silver Is not sil
ver at all, nor of Germnn origin. It
..is l.een used In r.hlna inanv centuries.
The term 'Turkish bath" la ludicrous;
this bnth is unknown to the Turgs, ana
so are most other kinds of baths, tor
In Turkey cleanliness does not rank
next to godliness. Milton, again, says
In Pnrndlse Lost :"
Thick as autumnal lesves thst strew the
Hpfwtlra In Vsllnmhrnsa "
There are no loaves In Vallatnbroaa j
most of the trees are pines.
The list of lnlsnpplied terms might
lie prolonged almost Indefinitely. Cat
f rve Instance Is aheemmt : nnd whr
should blind worms e ao called when
they can see quite well? Take a giance
st a map of northeastern America, and
you wilt see that Haltln na.v is any
thing but a bay. Due might Just as
well eupiHiee that rb pnicr was made
from tlie rice plnnt ns that Dutch
clocks nre manufactured In Holland.
As a matter of fact, rh-e paiier Is mndo
In Cbllin from a tree peculiar to the
Island of Formosa nnd Dutch clocks
come from Oerninny. The shrewtnotise
Just escnpos from bring n mouse b.v the
merest ehnnee. but there Is not the
slightest Justification for the word
"tltinouw" as applied to a bird. Cus
tom snd usage hnve reconciled us to
the use of the word "slnve" In th
sense of one who Is sutiservlent. but
It Is m striking example of the mlssp
pltcntlon of words. The Slav! were a
tribe which once dwelt on the bnnks
of the Dnieper, nnd derived their iiume
from "Slav." which means noble and
Illustrious. In the later itnys or the
Itonnin empire viist numbers of them
sprend over Europe In the condition
rf cnptive servnnts. and thus the tiaiiie
of the tribe rame to iiienn the very
nntlllirsis of its original sense.
A t'Kne of iUnH.
"Talking nlsntt blulllng. said Ilia.
horseman, "there ivns n chap who
thought bliickstnltliitig looked simple'
nnd easy, and so. Iiclng out of work,
i,o ,1. mi, led to Imve n try nt It. He
went to H smith nnd linked fr u Job.
"'Well.' snld the smith, 'you lire a
strong, likely lis'king ymmg follow.
What exiKTlrnre hnve you hnd?
"'Kleven yours." wns ttie prompt an
"All right. I'll try .von." snld the
bliirksmlth. 'Shoe thnt mure while I
go homo to dinner.'
"Tin. smith on his return from dinner
frowned nnd snld to (lie new hand:
"'Whnt! Haven't you got that innrs
shod yet?
"The bluffer bit bis lip. flushed Hlid
replied :
'I enn't get ber roiifotliuliil foot 111
the vise.'"
Had lleformeil.
Askltt What kind of n man Is
Noltt Oh. I gm-ss he's nil right
now. but he was engaged In n sluidy
business a few years ugo.
Askitt-What was the nature of the
Noltt-He manufactured awmngs.
Ilrlnfnl Usaseillns.
Mis May Dupp I Just ciiu't I ear to
walk out In the wind; It roughens my
coniplrxioti so.
Miss Port Mai your complexion
l.m thick: If you'll put it on thinner V
might not do thnt.
II Taef PH.
Twonld I s blessing without price
The lesson thus to tesch.
If sll the folks who give sdviee
Would practice what they presi h.
Cleveland Plsin lsler.
ra's C lasalaealloa.
Little Willie Say. si, Is It proper
to refer to an airship as an aerial
laNo. my son; the airship It M
the skj-terrler class.
lllslarU Skriaa, W kirk Waa Iks
Sva ml mm Avvfal Maaaaere.
Few, if an, Kvleslustlcul ruins In
Ireland sre more Interesting than those
which crown the fur fumed Hock of
Cuslicl. The rock Itself Is one of the
moat conspicuous luiidmiirks lu the
south of Irt-laml snd towers like sn
other Gibraltar shove the Goldeu Vale
t i ipiiersJ.' ' 'i or' ' 6iiVl''iiiMif" .IaA1'
years Casiiel wss the seat of the Kings
of Munster snd In the very days of St.
Patrick the famous rock served tbs
purposes of religion. In the middle of
the fifth century a synod was held
there, attended by St. Patrick, St.
Allbe and St. IKslun, nnd It wss then
that King Aengus, who had been bap
tized by the great Irish apisitle. com
memorated bis conversion from pagan
ism to Catholicity by erecting church
UMjn ths risk. Other buildings de
voted to religious purposes were subse
quently erected, ths ruins of which
still remain. These ml lis comprise
Cormue's Clinel, the erection of which
Is attrlbut.il to Cormiic MneCuIlnnn.
King of Minister and Hlshop of Casiiel.
who fell In battle In WH; a cathedral.
built by Donald O'llrien. King of Lim
erick, In lliift; a hull for the vlenra of
the chornl, built by Archbishop O'He
dlan In 1421 ; nn old episcopal pnlnce,
which wns originally a strong castle;
the remains of an abbey, founded by
David MacCnrvlll In 12rt0, and a myste
rious round tower, 50 feet lu circumfer
ence and 00 feet high. There still ex
ist several ortloiis of the ancient wall
by which the whole was formerly sur
rounded. Architecturally, fortune's
Chapel Is the most fc-raorful of nil the
buildings, exhibiting high finish of
workmanship, and Is proof of the high
civilisation In the arts which Ireland
bad reached at thnt period.
The ruins of the Rock of Cashel,
like other eocleslnstleul relics In Ire-
laud, could tell many a tale of tragedy
and many a glorious story of martyr
dom. None Is more thrilling than the
dreadful massacre under the Irish At
tills. Morough O'llrien. Ilaron Inclil
quln. It occurred during the wars
which raged In Ilrltnln nnd Ireland be
tweeu the Parliamentarians and Hoy
allsta, with the Catholics in Ireland
forming at one time a distinct pnrty. ,
O'Brien was a aroduct of his times
the victim of an execrable English
law Inflicted upon the Irish people.
This law constituted what Is known as
a Court of Wards, an Institution cre
ated for the purpose of seizing the In
fant children of the Irish Catholic no
bility and rearing them In hatred and
horror of the faith of their .fathers.
O'Brien bad been seized as s child and
reared In tbla manner, but It cannot be
snld that be wns taught to exemplify
any of the virtues of Cbrlstluulty.
O'Brien threw In bis lot with the
parliamentary forces, fighting against
King Charles of F.uglnnd, who after
ward lost his head st Whitehall, and
received the command of the sntl-roy-sllst
forces In Munster. with the title
of president. He fought with fanati
cal zeal ngninst the Catholics nnd roy
alist troops, burning and ravaging hla
way through Minister like a second At
t la. Hut the crowning act of his ca
reer wns the massacre of Cnshel. He
ueslcged nnd stormed the cltynnd then
nt tacked the cathedral. In which wom
en and children mid others of the In
habitants hnd taken refuge. His sol
diers were ordered to give no quarter
nnd mercilessly they curried out the
command. When the doors mid win
dows had la-en riddled with volleys of
musket bulls the troocrs wore sent In
to finish with pike mid saber the work
which the bullets had loft Incomplete.
The floor of the cathedra! wns piled
high with the bodies of the (lend and
twenty priests, who had sought tt'icltor
under the nltnr, were drugged out nnd
slain. O'Brien refh-rted "credit" thnt
day nion the Court of Wards.
(lone are the horrors of those times,
but their memories endure. The ons
nntry of Tlpiwrnry still tell stories of
Murroiigh of the Burnings, so culled
IsTnuse of the towns and villages nnd
humble homos be consigned to the
II ames. And Is.fore thorn rises the
Itock of Ciishcl. hallowed t( song and
story and made sacred by martyrdom,
to remind them of the dark nnd pain
ful vnlley out of which their church
tins emerged triumphant.
Matter Was lit IVrslst la Trills (
Her (kitdrea's Sicknesses.
Mrs. Wnrren bud seven children. Her
new anpiiiintniiro nt the seaside hot:l
hnd reason to know the fact. A genial,
sympathetic spinster, without even
nephews nnd nicies, wns a godsend la
the tnlkntlve and doting mother. She
poured Into the patient ears of the tol
ornnt old mnld the life story cf ench of
the seven little Warrens.
The differing temperaments of the
children, the problems of getting their
education, the arrangements for the
coming out of the oldest daughter, and
for the camping out of the youngest
son the conscientious scruples of Bes
sie snd the lawlessness of Clara all
these made the substance of the conver
atlon during the first days of July. Still,
by skilful management on the part of
Miss Spinster, these questions could
omsUuis be used as Introduction to
larger, abstract considerations of tlf
and discipline aud character.
Hut iloso Usu these coiiudeiioca fol
lowed the tule of the seven sets of III
liesats to W iiicll tue WuiTfUS hud fallvu
victims. It was surprising how many
crisis they bad pussed. ronaldi-rliis their
present condition of healthy boisterous
ness. In the talk o their mother, war
let fever, bolls, dlphtherlu. adenoids,
flat foot, misplaced teeth, mumps and
th s I.
The stories of these experiences led
nowhere. The mother hsd suffered the
susjiense of operstlous uimiii ber chil
dren, but she hnd no Interest In the
mnrvels of modern surgery except mo
far as they concerned her own nursery.
Child study suggested to ber only
Mary's nervous tenirameiit and Har
ry's slow acquirement of the multipli
cation table.
After a month of daily Intimacy with
the health of the Wsrren children,
viewed through the medium of their
mother's absorption In them, Miss Spin
ster left the seaside. She was not ns
much benefited as usual by ber stny
there, and when some' one asked her
why not, she replied rather qutalenlly :
"itecuuse the place was not supplied
with one of the essentials of decent
modern life an Isolated hospital foe
the diseases from which other people's
children have recovered !" Youth's
Tkere la m Nana foe Alaaaat Kverr
hia tke Salloe .
The nary, like every other profes
sion, has Its own pet slang, and the
"argot" of those who serve under the
white ensign Is perhaps richer and more
varied than that of any other calllns.
says the Pittsburg Bulletin.
Tinned beef Is Invariably referred t.
as the "accident" This Is a somewhat
r. -a
suggestive name for the food In ques
tion snd proves that the sea Is conduc
ive to the sense of humor. The "at
mospherics" are the wireless telegraph
oiieratora. while "blua ll-h." atand for
the gunner. '"Bow lights" is the name
given to any man who sorts specta
cles, while the signalman Is known as
the "buntlng-tossor." A sailor's cap Is
described by the slangy seaman as s
"chnflnk grummet," and If a ninn Is an
hubltual IxNistcr It Is said of him that
he Is always "chawing his fnt."
The "chief buffer" Is the chief boat
swain's mate, "chippy" Is the carpen
ter, while the hitter's mate and assist
ants are unkindly referred to as "wood
FMtllors." The hard-worked stoker has many
names, being called among other things
the "clinker" and the "dlnker-knocker."
Marines are called 'Jorlnos," while the
first lieutenant Is usually referred to as
"Jlmmy-the-One." The mnster-at-arms
rejoices In the mysterious title of
When a sailor says he Is "dining out"
he means thnt he will be prevented by
punishment from Joining his messmates
at meal. The rum and water dlsiwnsod
on certain days to Jack Is affection
ately referred to as "Fanny," the pre
served niuttou which he ents at dinner
Mug called "Fanny Adams." The
spoon with which he stirs his tea or
coffee Is called a "glbhy."
A murine Is contemptuously entitled
n "leatherneck, a hummock is a "kl
scy," nnd a sailor Is h "llatfoot." A
seniflnn under the age of 'JO Is myste
riously referred to ns n "Nordenfeit."
while a sailor with nn unusually lurge
cranium Is enllod "nutty."
When a mnn Is going on Jcnve he ni
nounoos that he Is "on gens" (on gen
eral leave). A lazy fellow Is known
ns a "proper phensnnt," while "raggie"
is a term of endearment,, since to be
"rnggle" or "brass rugs" with n ninn
(that Is, to keep cleaning rngs In tho
same bng as his) Is to be sworn chums
with that person.
If a sailor has a second helping st
mess he cnlls It "rounding the buoy"
and If. after overenting himself, he
desires Die ofllclal ns the "poultice
mixer." This name Is also applied to
the sick-boy attendants.
If a snllor Is given to Indulging In
sentimental outbursts lie Is snld to have
his 'sniveling vnlves" open; If he Is
dong a night wnteh on the quarter di-ck
he Is described ns "studying astronomy"
and If he has drunk not wisely but too
well, be Is called "tin hatted."
Tkrew Babies to Kielnrera.
Many strange adventurers were en
countered by Boyd Alexander In his
Journeying In Africa. In one famine
stricken vlllnge young girls were of
fercd to the party for food. Elsewhere
the people. Owing before him, threw
down bnblrs In the hope of staying;
their hunger nnd so stopping the white
men's advance.
Serlnas, Indeed!
To the principal of a school for poor
boys In Iimlon the father of one of
the lads wrote the following note In
explanation of his son's shsence from
sciHK.l: "Sir: Please excuse John for
being swny, as he has been very bud
with Information on the Inside."
Some war a country girl looks worse
with her cheeks painted than a town
People too easily get lo the habit ot
having- tisjublts.