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SAILING WITH ADMIRAL DEATH.
Boys, are ye calling a toast to-night?
(Hear what the sea wind saith)
Fill for a bumper strong and bright,
And here's to Admiral Death!
He's sailed in a hundred builds o' boat,
He's fought in a thousand kinds o' coat,
He's the senior flag of all that float
And his name's Admiral Death.
Which of you looks for a service free?
(Hear what the sea wind saith)
The rules o' the service are but three
When you sail with Admiral Death..
Steady yonr hand In time o' squalls, v
Stand to the Inst by him that falls, '
And answer clear to the voice that calls:
"Ay, ay! Admiral Death!"
How will ye know him among the rest?
(Hear what the sea wind saith)
By the glint o' the stars that cover his
Ye may find Admiral Death. '.'
By the forehead grim with an ancient
.- scar, - -.- -
By the voice that rolls like thunder far,
By the tenderest eyes of all that are
Ye may know Admiral Death.
Where are the lads that sailed before?
' (Hear what the sea wind saith)
Their bones are white by many a shore
- They sleep with Admiral Death, r
Oh, but they loved him young and old
For he left the laggard and took the bold,
And the fight was fought and the story's
told . .
And they sleep with Admiral Death.
OUT OF THE MOUTH
; ' OF BABES.
"r TT y HAT led Herr Schweppe to
W, join the Amanites no one
knew but the elders. The
Amanites did not gossip about It They
were not given to gossiping about any
thing. Work, duty, God these were
all their thoughts. But the visitors to
the close-lying Amana villages seldom
failed to notice that Herr Schweppe
was a gentleman and to wonder how
he came to join uie Amanites, with
their plain clothes and their lives of
toll. The mystery was hid In the books
of the elders. There was once a visitor
who claimed that he had a glimpse of
the page and saw "Bismarck" written
twice on Herr Schweppe's record. The
name was "Von Schweppe," too, this
visitor said, although it was . only
Be that as It may, Herr Schweppe's
daughter, Annie; bore the traits of
.noble German birth. She was a dark
haired, ' dark-eyed maid, appearing
among the other girls of the community
like a bit of Sevres ware surrounded
by pieces of useful but homely plain
white china. Little did the thrifty,
godly-Amanites care for such beauty.
In Amana a yard of blue calico was
accounted as worth far more than a
The sorrows of exile killed Herr
Schweppe when Annie was a child, be
fore she had grown so beautiful. 'An
nie had never seen a mirror, and no
one told her of her beauty. Her mother
gloated over it in secret She loved
Annie far better than the elders would
have sanctioned, but when the child
was near she was silent and cold. The
life of repression had had its effect on
poor Mother Schweppe.
-In Amana the elders discouraged
lovemaklng. Men and women entered
the church by different doors, and a
line of sawdust-box cuspidors marked
off the men's side of the house. But
among the girls at the Amana gast
haus were two persons who did not
have the law of Amana In their hearts.
They were not Amana girls, but came
from outside, for no Amanlte would
have permitted his daughter to be sub
jected to the gaze of the strangers In
the gasthaus. It was Madge and Nora,
alas! who put all the mischief into An
nie's mind. '
June moonlight was falling over the
yellow wheat fields, and the fragrance
of grapevine blossoms on the wall half
Intoxicated Annie as she leaned out of
the small, square window next the
slanting roof of her mother's cottage.
It was while Annie was still thinking
of the laud that might lie outside of
Amana that Madge and Nora came
along and asked her to go with them
to their "party." And Annie stole away,
and went - , '
A ghostly little "party" It was, of
Madge and Nora and Annie and only
three others, In the hotel kitchen, but
as they sat in the glare of the oil-lamp
reflector It seemed to Annie the wild
est dissipation. ; Two sheepish young
Amanites slouched on the bench at one
side of the kitchen, nervously pulling
their straw hats over their faces if any
one glanced at them. The third young
man was entirely unlike these. Annie,
big-eyed and timorous, gazed at him
In wonder. He wore such clothes as
fitted him; his ruddy hair was brushed
back from his ears, not over them, In
the fashion of the Amanites. His face
was clean-shaven, his figure lithe and
sinewy, and his merry eyes roved hith
er and thither while he regaled the
company with music. It was a mouth
organ which he played, but no matter.
To Annie It was heavenly. She had
never before heard music of any kind,
for the . Amanites attached a penalty
even to whistling. Suddenly Annie was
trembling and sobbing, and the player,
conscience-smitten, ceased his melody.
... He, was not. a great stranger to her,
as Annie had thought He had, not so
very many years ago, worn the blue
jeans and straw hats of the commun
ity. He was none otuer than Hermann
the son of Herr Tappan, whom Annie
had often seen In church when a child.
The community had permitted Herr
Tappen to send his son away to a col
lege, for Hermann was to be the phy
sician of the community, their Herr
Doctor, as they called him.
Hermann understood the timidity of
Annie. He, too, had once been restrain
ed till all his thoughts were sadness.
Be bade the girls take her at once to I
her mother's cottage, and he watched
them till Anule had disappeared
through the window.
But why should the young Herr Doc
tor come to Mother Schweppe's cottage
next day, asking for her famous wine
for his patients?
"Knowest thou not I have disposed
of it long before this time?" cried
"I thought perhaps tnou mightst be
making it again," faltered Hermann.
"Make wine In June? What sort of
a man!" and Mother Schweppe laugh
ed loudly and unmelodiously, much as
one of her cabbages might have laugh
ed. And while her dull eyes were closed
In mirth, Hermann crushed into Annie's
hand a bit of- paper, and Annie, child
though she was, hid herself among the
grapevines before she dared to open it
"Thou art most beautifull I love
thee." That was all.
After that it was easy for Annie to
climb down by the grapevine from her
window, and once she went alone with
Hermann, far down the solitary rail
road track. But Madge loved Her
mann, too, in her way, and, being Jeal
ous, she told Annie's mother. "
The next day the elders came to
Mother Schweppe's house. No one
smiled, and the interview was full of
long silences. . Annie was taken down
the street, an elder In front of her, and
an elder behind her. They put her In
a house, far away from her mother,
and gave her a double portion of work.
Hermann, too, was taken to a cloister,
though he went laughing.
Six months' separation, six months'
fasting, prayer, and hard work was re
quired, and if after that ordeal the two
still wished to be married the elders
would consider the matter.
A week passed, Hermann and Annie
had. sat In their places at the morning
service, and it chanced that they, with
meekly folded hands, emerged from
the two doors of the church at the same
moment Suddenly each one advanced
to the other, they met, and walked to
gether. The elders were so astounded
that for a moment no one could speak.
There had never been such an auda
clous breach of the rules. Even the
most venerable members of the com
munlty were dumfounded.
The whistle of an approaching train
awoke them all to action. "Disobedi
ence!" the chief elder cried, and all the
elders hurried down the street to the
railway station. Here they found Her
mann and Annie, impenitent and defi
ant There was a brief storm of angry
words. ..'.'.- '
"We give you but one year to con
sider," said the long-faced chief elder.
"You may never show your faces here
again if you come not back within the
year." r . .
"Thou, Hermann, leavest thy aged
father, and thou, Annie, thy mother,"
said another, more kindly.
Annie looked down at her blue calico
gown and her rough shoes. :"What
have they done for us?" she cried.
They ascended the steps of the car.
"Give them good-by!" called Hermann,
petulantly. "We come back no more."
"All the world loves a lover," said
Herr Tappan to Mother Schweppe, sad
ly, "but the lover loves no one but him
self and his sweetheart"
So Hermann and Annie went to the
city. They were happy, and there seem
ed to be no ghosts at their fireside.
"Father and mother think more of their
carrots than they do of us," they would
say,' merrily, when they spoke, of
Amana at all.
In May their baby was born. He
was a beautiful child, and Hermann
and Annie never tired of watching him.
Hermann could scarcely tear himself
away from baby to attend his patients.
Contagious diseases he refused to treat
Baby might catch them. - Annie's face
grew softer as she looked at the child.
For hours they would amuse them
selves watching him clasp a lead pencil
in his chubby fingers. They cut off a
lock of his baby hair and saved it In the
"Whom does the baby look like, An
nie?" asked Hermann, carelessly, one
"Like you did when you were a baby,
I suppose," answered Annie,' gayly."
Suddenly a startled look came Into her
eyes. The thought came to Hermann
at the same moment He dropped on
his knees before the child. "Did they
think of me as we think of our baby?"
he - whispered. . Annie was sobbing.
"God may yet forgive' us," she cried.
"The year Is not ended. We may still
The good God had not ended Mother
Schweppe's life. Herr Tappan, too,
was still trudging among - his - vege
tables, when Hermann and Annie came
"It would have been a year to-mor
row, already," Herr Tappan said, stol
idly, but his withered lips went trem
bling, and he embraced Hermann and
Annie and blessed them.
And Mother Schweppe paddled back
to her cellar with a sly smile, return
ing full-handed. . "I have all this time
since last autumn kept six bottles of
wine for thee, Hermann," she said.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
Things Invented by Lunatics.
On the authority of the resident phy
sician of a lunatic asylum, a very val
uable improvement connected with ma
chinery, now In dally use everywhere,
was Invented by the, inmate of an asy
lum. No name is given, because the in--iitor
is now quite cured, and Is a
omewhat prominent man, bat bis in
vention, designed and modeled while
he ' was perfectly mad, has since
brought him thousands .of dollars. An
other lunatic Invented a simple auto
matic contrivance to be fixed oa the
heads of lawn tennis rackets to pick up
tha ball without stooping, and so satis
fied was the doctor of there being mon
ey in it that he advised the Inventor's
friends to secure a patent for him In
case he should bacome cured."
THE fall of the Chinese empire
and its actual partition among the
western peoples have furnished
one of the most dramatic spectacles to
be found in the history of the nations.
It came about through the Chinese
Japanese war,.'. The pretensions of a
vast empire were exposed within three
months. The war demonstrated that
China was made up not of one people,
but of many peoples peoples who
spoke different languages, had differing
customs, entertained differing beliefs,
held differing ambitions. In a general
way, it had been known that a man
from Canton could with difficulty make
himself understood in Hong-Kong, but
the world dreamed of nothing like the
racial separation which existed within
the far-reaching confines of the flowery
kingdom. All of these Interior and ex
terior peoples believed In a vague way
that the. emperor was the son of the
sun, but they were, not willing to fight
for it. ' The generals were venal, cow
ardly o incompetent. The navy was a
sham."' The army was not above the
ridiculous. The state" was rotten
through and through. Japan accom
plished the exposition, but was held off.
Unwished to seize Corea and a large
part of the Chinese mainland. It got
only some money and the Formosan Isl
ands, which have been a white ele
phant. Russia. Germany and France
Interfered. England was appealed to,
but failed to lnterfere. England fights
only Its own battles.
The vast Chinese kingdom was left
open and palpitating. ; The emperor's
head rolled uneasily on his shoulders.
Rebels were to the north, south, east
and west of him. His revenues were
stopped. Anarchy threatened. ' His
family had been taught by more than
fifty years of experience that It costs
money to appeal to England. He knew
little of Russia, beyond the fact that it
had proved' friendly in fending off Ja
pan. . He turned to Russia. That coun
try acquiesced promptly. -The price
paid has been greater than Britain
would hare exacted. Russian agents
swarmed Into Manchuria. Russian
troops followed them In thousands and
are' still there. - Russian ships prowled
along the cocsts, the waving black lines
of smoke signaling to him that his
powerful friend was still aiding him.
Mr. Pavloff, Russian representative
at Pekln, elected himself the special
guide, counselor and friend of . the
tsung-li-yamen and it was forced to
take his advice. Russia demanded and
obtained treaty rights, occupancy
rights, railway concessions, mining
privileges, changes In customs and any
thing else which the Czar's minister
thought might prove of advantage. The
Chinese government acted like a child.
It pouted and whimpered. It appealed
tearfully to England one day; the next
it would not receive the English am
bassador. It lied to Russia, to Ger
many, to England. Steadily the Rus
sian pressure continued. Nothing could
lighten it. It is still exerted. Nominally
leasing only a part of the Llatong pen
insula Russia now controls all of Man
churia, which Is being opened by the
Siberian and Manchurlan railways. It
controls all of the province of Pe-Chee
Lee, which includes Pekln. It controls
Shnnslil and Shensbi, over which a Bel
gian corporation (which hides a Rus
sian corporation) Is driving a railway.
It controls Kausu, unexplored, but said
to be rich In minerals, and the northern'
part of Thibet This mysterious land,
which is closed to England from the
outI, is wide ojvn to Russia from the
' . - . '"
north and Is being surveyed by Russian
engineers.. With these territories Rus
sia dominates every caravan route
through Koko-Nor and Turkestan. The
price has been high.
Directly south . of the Russian
"sphere" lies the British "sphere." The
space, occupying the center of the map.
Includes the great Yang-tse valley. For
more than a quarter of a century it has
been regarded as the bondmaiden of
British trade. This is China actual
China the China of the Chinese, not
the China of the Manchurlans or the
Manchu dynasty. It contains 300,
000,000 people, or three-fourths of the
entire population of the empire. It con
tains hundreds of huge cltleTW- It is
twenty times worth the other portions
of the kingdom. It is, so far as-cultl-vatlon
is concerned, the garden of the
world. The seat of the British govern
ance of this royal territory is now and
has been for many, years Shanghai.
Until last year not one of the Euro
pean governments had sought to ques
tion the British right to control this
valley. Russia now denies it absolute
ly. Pavloff asserts that British domi
nance of the Yang-t3e Is a myth; that
no guaranteed rights of possession have
been granted to England by China and
that Russia has every right to build
through the valley or to take any action
she may please looking to the develop
ment of Russian trade. It Is over tEe
valley of the Yang-tse that battles of
the future may be fought
Impinging upon the British "sphere"
to the south Is the French "sphere."
Russia has gained Its foothold through
SHOWING FOREIGN "SPHERES" IN
diplomacy and promises of aid. France
has fought for hers. French diplomacy
In China has not been a success. The
French have been compelled to find ex
cuses for wars and to take with' the
strong hand. Years have been spent
by the Gallic government in endeavor
ing to increase its holdings in Annam.
It has succeeded only in obtaining con
cessions to build two railways. IUU
contemplated that one of these. shall go
north to a point on the Yang-tse River,
where it is to Join a Russian road run
ning south from Pekin. If the scheme
is carried out the Yang-tse valley, now
dominated by England, will be pierced
through and through by a road, one
end of which will be owned by Russia
and the other by France. This road
would be the future grand trunk line
of China; It would be dominated by
French and Russian officials; Its tar
iffs would be fixed by France and Rus
sia; Its trains would be run to suit the
convenience and purposes of those
countries. . . ; ,
The German possessions in China are
much smaller than the ' Russian or
French possessions, but are more com
pact and more advantageously situ
ated. . No one doubts that Russia and
France agreed that Germany should
have this territory when the three
powers were throttling Japan. The Im
mediate excuse for German occupation
was the murder of three missionaries.
A force of marines was landed at Kiao
Chou, the Chinese ran away, promptly
the German flag was hoisted and the
deed' was accomplished. Te result
has been that Germany now owns the
entire Shan-tung peninsula; has re
served the right to build railways and
do mining in that part of the empire;
handles the customs as a ' matter of
course; has obtained an ice-free port
for its warships, and stands ready to
take a hand when the final slicing be
gins. It demands also the right to con
struct a parallel line to the contemplat-
ed French and Russian line through
the Yang-tse valley, thus placing a
railway owned by a third inimical pow
er In the .territory supposed to belong
to England. If the French claims for
an extension of "sphere" are allowed
the French will cut the British line of
communication between Central China
and British China. - This is made clear
by a glance at the map.
The difference in the policies of the
three great powers briefly stated is:
Great Britain, confident in Its commer
cial prowess and the value of the foot
hold it has obtained by half a century
of occupation, wishes' to throw open to
the world the trade of the 400,000,000
subjects of the Emperor. Russia, Ger
many and France have wished to par
tition China commercially among them
selves, reserving certain portions for
their own trading and barring out com
petitors by means of customs regula
tions, local taxes, railway tariffs, etc.
It may be stated here that Great Brit
ain has maintained the open door In
her "sphere" since the acquisition of
her "sphere," and that her trade with
China Is three-fourths of the entire
trade of the empire with the outside
The accompanying map marks the
portions of the empire which have been
grabbed by the contending. Western
powers, and it is common prediction
in European circles that the world war
of the future is to come from the clash
ing of these "spheres." The militaires
of England declare that if their coun
try falls to preserve her domination of
the great river of the Yang-tse she will
be forced to fight to preserve her lnflu
ence from utter ruin; if she does final
ly stake out her "possessions" she will
be forced to fight over a matter .of
boundary lines. The parties to the
quarrel have been arranged as follows
Russia and Germany on the one side,
with France helping them, not only be
cause of a community of Interest, bul
because of the Franco-Russian alii'
ance; Great Britain on the other, with
Japan helping her, because of resent
ment of Russia's conduct after th
close of her successful war. To thesa
prospective combatants must be added
Italy, presumably willing to assist
England, and the United States, -which
favors the English policy of the "open
door" In other words, free Ingress and
egress for commerce to and from the
Boston Mayor's Suggestion.
Mayor Quincy, of Boston, has sug
gested that , the city should build a
municipal crematory In which to In
cinerate the bodies of paupers, crimi
nals and others whose burial devolves
upon the city. The Idea is to do away
altogether with the potter's field. It
Is asserted that the city could cremate
bodies at a cost of only $ 1 each, while
It costs $3 to dig a grave. The present
potter's field will be filled before the
expiration of ' the present year.. The
burials now amount to about 500 a
year, and Increase in number yearly. .
Aluminum is now worked on a large
scale for all sorts of industrial pur
poses, and has taken its place as one
of the five or six commercial metals
of the world. Weight for weight, it is
already cheaper than copper and tin;
it does not tarnish, is suitable for all
kinds of cooking utensils,. Is largely
used in shipbuilding and is a most val
uable adjunct to metallurgy, Inasmuch
as a small addition of aluminium to a
mold of steel or brass insures absolute
ly solid castings. . . ;
When newly married DeoDle read the
advertisements in the street cars and
in the programs at the theater, instead
of talking, it is one sign their dream
The next time you think you have
heart disease recall what you ate for
dinner, and you will remember that
you ate pie. - r
MISTRESS OF THE WHITE HOUSE
She I Now Ending; Her Days In an Tn
. Btltntlon of Charity.
By recent Congressional act the pen
sion of Mrs. Letitia Tyler Semple,
which she receives as a .widow of a sol
dier In the Mexican war. has been in
creased from $8 to ?30 a month, a
rather small income for one who once
presided over the social functions of
the White House.
Mrs. Semple is a daughter of Presi
dent Tyler, and on the death of her
mother acted for a time as the mis
tress of the White House. She' is a
woman of rare qualities of mind, a
pretty wit and keen sense of humor,
and has many amusing stories to tell
of the great men of that period. Mrs.,
Semple's entire fortune was lost dur
ing the civil war, and for many years
she has been an Inmate of the Louise
FORMER WHITE HOUSE MISTBESS.
Home, founded by the late W. W. Cor
coran as a memorial to his wife and
daughter. . It Is a remarkable instltu-'
tion of its kind, and its occupants, all
of whom come from the aristocratic
class In the South, are treated more as
boarders than as dependents,, but, no
matter how pleasant the environment,
it Is still sad that a woman who at one
period of her life occupied the position
of the first lady In the land should
spend her last days an object of char
ity. - I
When Mrs. Semple presided In the
White House the demands upon her
were heavy. Three days in the week
were devoted to the reception of visit
ors, and three more devoted to the re
turning'of calls. Mrs. Semple had the
honor of christening' the first iron ship
which was propelled by steam in the
American navy, the Allegheny. When
her fortune was swept away she estab
lished an electric Institute in Baltimore
and presided over it eleven years, when
Ill-health compelled her to accept the
hospitality of the Louise Home. Dat
ing the war she aided in the establish
ment of hospitals for the sick and
wounded In the South, and her jewelry
was uonaiea to tne iuuu lor.uie pur
Chase of food and clothing for the
Southern army. ""'
A HISTORIC HOUSE; '
Old Building; on the Banks of the
: Brandy wine to Be Beatored.
. Philadelphia chapter, Daughters of
the- American Revolution, of which
Mrs. Charles Carter Harrison is regent,
has taken steps toward the restoration
and preservation of a historic old build
ing on the banks of the Brandywine,
and has asked the co-operation of Ches
ter County (jnapter, or wnicn airs. l,o
gan is regent. This old building was
the headquarters of Gen. Fraser dur
ing the battle of Brandywine, and be
neath Its roof Washington, La Fayette
and other distinguished generals of
the Continental army held conference.
The house Is situated on a small knob
within a few hundred feet of De
borah's rock, a famous resort for Indi-'
ans In the earlier days of this country.
It was built in 1724 by Abiah Taylor,
who had settled along the Brandywine
as early as 1702, and the walls are yet
In a good, state of preservation. The
A HISTORIC HOt'SB.
bricks with which It Is built are set
C11UW1BC, auu iiic nmuuw naiuca, .
which are all quite small, are made of
The descendants of revolutionary sol
diers in Chester County are taking an
Interest in the matter, and,- with the
aid of Philadelphia Chapter, It is hoped
that this old landmark may be placed
In such condition as to insure its pres
ervation for many years to come.
- . Died at 112. ,' . . .'' " ' !
. A certified centenarian named Kohn
died recently In Vienna, aged 112 years.
His age is attested by the public no
tary and by the Secretary of the Jew
ish community at Fraunkirchen, in
Hungary, where he was born. He act
ed as a guide for the French staff on
its way to the River Raab in Napo
leon I.'s time. He was twice married,
and only 111 twice, once when 100 years
old and again when 109. He retained
his sight, hearing and appetite to the
end, but was weak in the legs.
Dogskin Clothes. -In
Northern China many of the na
tives are dressed m dogskin. There
are many establishments where dogs
of a peculiar breed are raised for their
skins. They are killed .when eight
months old. . .'' - - ;
When a man and a woman marry,
either his kin or hers has to be side
tracked, and it Is usually his. , s '