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HERE STEINHARDT'S NEMESIS
BY I. MACLAREN COBBAN.
CHAPTKR V Continued.
That was all I wanted, and I soon
left the little draner. I went to call
on Freeman. X found him sitting with
his pretty, pleasant wife at an early
dinner. They invited met to til down
and partako. I declined, on the ground
of having juBt had breakfast.
"I." said he, "have managed with
more economy. This is my breakfast
and dinner combined."
"I wished," said I, "to have a little
talk with vou."
"If," said he'it is about that affair
of the night, say on; I and my wife are
I then told of mv (tossip with the
draper and its purpose.
"You need not have gone to him,"
said he: "I could have told you that
there has been no death of that sort
since we have been here, and that's
nearly five years. Of course, it's ab
surd to suppose that the death of 15
years ago is the one poor Dick was
thinking of. No: I've come to the con
clusion that he had some hair breadth
escape from death in bis mind, and
that the rest was'delirium."
"But, dear," said Mrs. Freeman,
"don't .you forget, both of you, that
' DicVa confession, according to himself,
was of murder which has not been
"You are right, my ,dear," said he.
"But, at the same time, there has no
one been missed who could have been
disposed of in that way. Two men, I
remember, have disappeared, but they
had nothing to do with chemicals, and
they were last seen near that deep pond
in the clough ; it would be detective
speculation thrown away to imagine
how they could be done to death in a
chemical vat. Come," said he. seeing
my serious, anxious look, "let the mat
ter alone, we can do nothing with it.
The chemical works are an abomina
tion, but the only recent death I can
suspect them of is that of an unfortu
nate dog; someone had dyed him a
blazing scarlet; for a while he slunk
about the streets, an object of loathing
to himself, and of terror, curiosity and
scorn to the whole dog world; then he
disaDoeared withdrew, probably, in
shame and despair to that pond in the
clough and put an end to the glaring
anomaly of his existence. - But, after
all. I think the chief harm they do is
to every green thing and to Steinhardt' t
renutation for honestv. I see this
morning." he continued, turning and
picking up the newspaper, "that he is
again in court for infringement of some
Our talk then turned on the former
case of the same kind, the heavy dam
ages paid, and the strange disappearance
of Mr. Lacroix. I asked him if tie Had
ever heard the romantic history of the
Lacroix family. He knew all about it;
he had heard it from fiirley.
I broached to him my hope of either
finding the lost Mr. Lacroix, or at least
of finding out what had become of him;
and I told him I had written some
weeks before to some friends who, I
had thought, might make inquiries for
me in London, but that I had heard
nothing from them, and that therefore
I thought of going to London msell on
that errand as soon as my six months
had expired. He shook his head.
"I fancy," said he, "all inquiries
have been made. However, since it is
desirable to find out if possible some
thing for certain" he paused and
looked at me "I tell you what. We
are going foi our fortnight's holiday at
the end of the month: I will gladly
do what I can if you like."
I agreed with him that it might, or
might not, result in something: a very
safe concord and so it was settled that
it less than three weeks he would be in
London doing his best to emulate Le
cocq. CHAPTER VI.
I had tacitly assented to Freeman's
suggestion, that no more was to be
thought or said of Dick's horrible pan
tomimic confession; but it impressed
me as being too vivid to be lightly diS'
carded as without any basis of fact. I
continued to think of it very much: I
thought of it more because, in spite of
the unreasonableness of such a conjunct
tion, and its manifest "waste of detec
tive speculation . (as Freeman would
have said), the vapors, so to say, of
Louise's dream would persist in ming
ling in my imagination with the va
pors of Dick's delirium. Could it
really be that Mr. Lacroix had met, his
death in some such way? And if he
had, how had he come by it? and
where? Was it even possible in the
mystery of things that Lacroix had
been smothered in one of his own vats?
But a discovery I made about this
time trivial, apparently, yet to me
significant fixed ray idea more firmly
in my imagination. One night while
I sat thinking of my return to London
I took up my Biadtthaw, and carelessly
began noting the times of trains from
the neighboring large town to the me
tropolis. The lines of three companies
passed through it, and I became inter
ested in noting how the rivals ran fast
nd atill faster trains against each
other. In this survey my attention
was fixed by a very small fact: one
company ran one of its two quickest
trains so that it reached the neighbor
ing town about midnight the only
very quick train within two or three
hours of that time. I found easy op
portunity to test in some degree what
sieniticance this fact might have.
Early '''in the week following Dick's
confession, Mr.. Steinhardt had gone to
London to attend his trial, in the court
of Queen's bench, I think it was. lie
would be absent for more than a fort
night, and I had therefore many wel
come chances of being in Miss La
croix's company. I was asked several
times to dinner, and was encouraged to
find other and sundry occasions for
On one of these occasions I found
Mis8 Lacroix alone. After some casual
remarks I began to work toward my
purpose by alluding to Steinhardt'a
business in London.
"It will be a serious thing for him,"
raid I "wont it? if he should be so
unsuccessful in his defence aa your
"He will not be unsuccessful as pour
father was," answered she, with sad
shake of her beautiful head; "Mr.
steinhardt is not scrupulous as father
was; he tells falsehoods with rude sim
plicity, like his' great chancelloi, and
so people think him to be all honest
truth. He will succeed in his case, I
think I have heard him talk it to
Frank and he'will come back more
aespot than ever. Poor father!" She
leaned bark, and looked sadly out over
the Taller, from whith rose the mke
and sound of its daily toil, fatigued
and forced, I thought, on that warm
"I have thought a geat deal," said
I, seizing the opportunity her exclama
tion afforded, "of that strange dream
you told me of."
"Yes," said she, turning with sud
"Do yon still dream it?" I asked.
"Yes, I'do; but not often now."
"ft is a veiy strange thing. Does
the dream come at any particular hour
of the night?" .
"It does," said she; "and that,
daresay, makes me think more of it.
It always comes two or three hours
after I have gone to bed. I dream it,
and then become wide awake; and after
I have lain awake a little I always hear
the hall clock strike two my room u
over the hall."
"And the first night yon had the
dream do you think it came then
about the same hour?"
"Yes," said she, "I think so. But,"
and she leaned forward. eager and pale,
"why do you ask nie these questions?
Have you found out something from
your friends in London, perhaps? You
had heard nothing when last I asked
you, I know. Tell me have you heard
"No, I am sorry to say, I have not,
Still I do not despair, I have a hope I
may learn something soon."
"Oh, what?" she eagerly demanded.
"I think," said I, "you had better
not ask me; It may only end in disap
pointment, and this matter already
preys upon you too much."
"You are very kind to me," said she.
My pulse beat tumultously, and I
was on the point of saying something
rash concerning my devotion, when she
added, almost as if she knew what I
was thinking of; "But I can think of
nothing else much J can be interested
in nothing else. It is very foolish of
me. but I caunot help it. Mr. Stein-
narut sometimes is rattier rude to me
about it; he wants me to niarry
Frank," said she, simply; "but I do
not wish to marry Frank, and Frank
does not wish to marry me. I do not
wish to think of marrying at all just
"I suppose," said I, piqued, and jeal
ous, too, I dare say, "Mr. Steinhardt
wants you to marry his son that he
may keep your father'i money, which
you will inherit, in bis business."
i ao not tmnK," said the witb a
smile, "that there is much now of poor
fathers money; Mr. Steinhardt reckons
off it that 20,000 pounds which, he
says, father lost without any cause."
"But does Mr. Birfey, your other
guardian, agree to that fraud? for
fraud it is."
"I do not know," said she listlessly
"But I think dear Mr. Birley is some'
how in Mr. Steinhardt'a porter; I think
he fears to say much."
Mr. Steinhardt returned from London
resplendent with success and self satis
faction. He had won-his case. He
had been able to lead the court to be
lieve that he had found out for himself
the chemical process for which the
plaintiffs had taken out a patent, witn
this difference, that he had employed a
wet method, whereas they used a dry
or vice versa; I do not remember which
it was. The plaintiffs were going to
carry their case to a higher court, but
be did not care for that. He called
together his friends and his neighbors
to rejoice with him, of whom I was
one; for since he got the better of me
over the lecture affair he had been as
amicably disposed as before. The din
ner was a very sumptuous affair, and
Mr. Steinhardt thought himself so' much
master of the situation that: I think.
he indulged rather more freely in wine
than was his habit. In the drawing
room after dinner his eye was the
brightest and his talk the loudest and
most voluble. He watched bia son
paying gallant little attentions to a
strange young lady, while Miss Lacroix
was surrounded by the beaua of the
neighborhood, and he called him, in
audible asides, "Fool!" "Idiot!"
"Blockhead!" At length he became
so impatient that, shouting "Frank, I
want you!" he strode out of the room.
Frank at once arose and followed him
in evident alarm.
After some time he returned, looking
pale and agitated. He came up to me
(I sat talking with Mr. Birley), and to
my great surprise said :
"Mr. Unwin, the governor wants to
spea.k to you in the dining room." I
had a disagreeable recollection of a
former interview there, but before I
could say anything he continued "I'm
afraid I've got you into a row, without
meaning aught of the sort. The gov
ernor's always at me to to make love
to Louise; he wants me to marry her."
(Mr. Birley shifted uneasily in his
seat.) "That was what he called me
out about now; he jawed me, and I told
him I didn't want to niarry Louise; he
got very angry, and then I said, what
was the use of my making love to girl
that was in love with somebody else.
I shouldn't have said that, I know, but
I was very riled; I am very sorry."
The hot suspicion now dawned on me
that I was the fortunate "somebody
else" of his legend. I felt I grew
burning red ; I scarcely heard what he
said afterward, but it was to the effect
that this father angrily dismissed him
with the order to send me to the dining
room. B.rley sat unusually silent and
disturbed. I also was silent a moment.
I turned to him.
"Do you think I ought to go?" I
"Yea, lad; go," said he, laying his
hand on my shoulder, "and I'll go wi'
We entered the dining room together.
Steinhardt stood on the hearth rug.
Hi frowned and pulled his great moils
tach on seeing Birley with me.
"I wished to speak to Mr. Unwin
privately, Jim," said he.
"Well." said Birley, "I've come to
be a sort of interpreter, 'Manuel, lest
you, being a foreigner like, leastways
not altogether English yet, mightn't
nmlestand some things an Englishman
like my friend here would very likely
say. You see 'Manuel, for one thing
you don t seem to understand that an
English clergyman is not the flunkey
you may get a pastor of the fatherland
to be. Yon mustn't say 'Come he"!'
and ,rV this!' or 'Don't do that!' with
out any rhyme or reason but your own
high and might) will. That may be
Bismarckian, 'Manuel, bnt it's not
English. An Englishman would say,
'You be d d, sir Who are vou
talking to? A dog at your heel'" as.
I daresay, my friend here would say if
he didn't happen to I a parson."
"when you ve quite done, Jim"
said the brother-in-law.
"Eh?" said Birley, as If he caoght
faintly a distant interrupting sound.
"Ferhapj, Mr. Birlev." said I. "I
had better hear what Mr. Steinhardt
withes to say to me."
"lea. of course, said ha, and im
posed an nnwelrom silence upon hLav
"! only wish to tell yoo( Mr.
rnwln," said Steinhardt, looking hard
at me, "since you have seen good
deal of my ward, Miss Lacroix" (Bir
ley gvidentiy chafed at that), "especial
ly lately, I understand, and since it
may have entered your head that some
time she might make you a beautiful
wife, I wish to tell you that you' must
give up thinking anything of the sort,
poranse she is going to marry my son
"Oh, that d d for a tale, 'Man
uel" exclaimed Birley, before I could
say a word.
"Will you be quiet, Jim?" said
Steinhardt, with restrained voice, but
glaring eyes, and that apoplectic, pur
plish Hush suffusing bia head and face.
"Nay, lad," said Birley; "thafa a
pointon which I mun ha' my say. Be
fore you tell anybody Louise is going to
marry Frank, you must get the consent
of at least threw ipeople the girl her
self, your son, and her other guardian,
that's me." Steinhardt looked at him
in unfeigned surprise, but he went on:
"Your son, that's your affair, of course;
but the girl, that's partly mine; and I
shall not see Paul's Louise engaged to
marry anybody against her own wish
"Liking!" scoffed Steinhardt.
"What has liking to do with it? Lik
ing should come after marriage with a
proper, modest girl, not before."
"That may be your foreign way,
'Manue, but it's not our English way,
nor our Lancashire way, nowther."
"Confound your Lancashire!" cried
"It it had not been for Lancashire,
my lad," said Birley, thoroughly
roused, "you wouldn't be the big man
"Are you mad?" exclaimed Stein
hardt, striding up and down the hearth
rug, and glaring from Birley to me.
"You shall repent this! Mr. Unwin,
I had better have a talk with you an
(To ba continued.)
LINCOLN LETTER FOUND.
War-Timt Missive to th Mother of Five Son
Who Wert Slain In Battle.
Soiled and faded, torn and .frayed, a
letter written by Abraham Lincoln a
few months before hia assassination
has been found in some rubbish and
papers on Broadway, near the post
office, says a New York report. It
reads aa follows:
"Executive Mansion, Washington,
November 21, 1864. To Mrs. Bixby,
Boston, Mass. : I have been shown in
the file of the war department a state
ment of the adjutant general of Massa
chusetts tha you are tbe mother of five
sons who have died gloriously on the
field of battle.
"I feel bow weak and fruitless must
be any word of mine which should at
tempt to beguile you from the grief of
a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot
refrain from tendering you the consola
tion that may be found in the thanks
of the republic they died to save. I
pray that our Heavenly Father may as
suage the anguish of your bereavement
and leave only the cherished memory of
loved and lost and the solemn pride
that must be yours to have laid to
costly a sacrifice upon the altar of free
dom. "Yours very sincerely and respect
fully, A. Lincoln."
Rugy With a History.,
The king's coronation crown is to be
adorned with what is termed "the
Black Prince ruby." It is not gener
ally known that this stone, which now
forms the center of the Maltese cross
on the late Queen Victoria's crown, is
not a ruby at all, but , simply a red
spinel. It is of large size, and if it
were a true ruby would far surpass in
value the Koh-i-noor itself, for rubiei
never run to the same size as diamonds,
and being also far rarer are consider
ably more valuable in price per carat.
A four carat ruby, for instance, would
be worth about $10,000, probably even
more if it were a flawless stone; a four
carat diamond would not be worth the
half of that sum.
The so-called "Black Prince ruby"
derived its name from the fact that it
was given to Edward, the Black Prince,
by Don Pedro of Castile in gratitude
for the victory of Longoro in April,
1367, which restored the throne of
Spain to Don Pedro. Henry V wore it
in his helmet at the battle of Agin
court, and it has ever since formed part
of tbe crown jewels of England. In
spite of its having been proved to be
nothing but a spinel it still figures in
the description of the regallia "as a
"ruby," and as such was shown at the
famous exhibition of 1862, vghen the
royal jewels were one of tbe most in
Harding; Davit' Ideal Htrott.
When Richard Harding Davis was in
Philadelphia the other day' he was in
terviewed by the representative ,of a
literary periodical, who proceeded to
put to the young author some very lit
erary questions. Mr. Davis declared
that his favorite hero in notion waa
Henry M. Stanley, and bis favorite
heroes in real life Mulvaney, Otheria
and Learoyd Philadelphia Press.
No Snow in Sit in.
"This is the first snow storm I've
seen in 26 years," said William Hessel,
of Bankok, Siam, to a Philadelphia re
porter the other day. "Snow is un
known to Siam. When we went to
Bankok we had a picture representing a
snow atorm and Mrs. Hessel intrusted
it to a Siamese artitt to be cleaned.
The latter took the inowflaket to be
spots or daubt of paint and carefully
covered them over."
Qutta Alexindn't Vlollniit
Queen Alexandra's appointment of
Lady Halle aa her majesty's violinist is
taken as another instance of the warm
favor with which the sovereign hat al
ways regarded her gifted compatriot.
It is well known that the marriage of
the great ilanish violinist to the late
Sir Charles Halle waa brought about
through the friendly intervention of
Millions Livt M tht Octaa.
The population of the ocean ia esti
mated at 3,000,000. That ia to aay,
the number of tailors and othert whose
business is on the high seat equalt the
inhabitants of tbe 13 original colonies.
Ijtst year more than one-eixth of this
ocean population, or to be more exact,
(50,000 officers and men, of 4,343 Tea
sels, entered the port of New York.
Popvlatioa si Rohm.
Under the emperors tha population
of Rome wat more than 2,500,000.
During the middle age it wat red seed
to 14,000. When Victor Emmanuel
made the city hit capital it wat 184,
000; in 1880 it had increased to 311,
000; in 1890 to 450,000, and in 1800
to 500,610. The estimated population
in 1902 is 550,000.
Tbt trouble with moat of nt it sot to
much that we have a bard row to so
bat that we ditlike booing. Pack.
TRAMP TO GOVERNOR
CHAPTER IN THE CAREER OF
JOHN P. ALTGELD.
Bio Trial and Hardehips a Farm
Laborer in MlMourt Hia Early Love
Suit Spurned and 'the Pathetic Be
In the spring of 1873 the late John
P. Altgeld. then 20, waa working on a
railroad grading contract In Southeast
ern Kansas. He had drifted west from
hit Ohio home In the effort to better
bit couditlon, but opportunities 'were
scarce and money was still scarcer wltb
him. To live be bad to work, and day
labor waa tbe only thing that he could
find to do. While employed on tbe rail
way Job, be waa taken HI with a fever.
He wat taken to the rudely constructed
temporary hospital maintained by tbe
contractor!, and there he lay for tome
weeka while the fever ran Its course,
When he waa discharged as cured and
essayed to take up his work agnln be
found that he was unable to do the
labor expected of bim. He had to abaii
don the Job; and penniless, weak and
emaciated, be started to walk to the
State capital, wbere he hoped to ob
tain occupation more suitable to bis
Cared for by a Farmer.
When three miles east of Topeka be
stopped at a farmhouse and asked tbe
farmer to give him some light work
suitable to hit condition, asking In re
turn only board and lodging for a abort
time. The farmer liked his appearance
and modesty, and, being a kindly dis
posed man, took Altgeld In. In tbe
fortnight be remained there be recu
perated with wonderful rapidity. Hun
ger and the severity of the fever bad
weakened him both physically and
mentally, and the Interest of tbe farmer
and bia neighbors led them to debate
tbe advisability of sending Mr. Altgeld
Into tbe city and procuring bit admls
alon to one of the city hospitals for
treatment Young Altgeld hotly op
posed tbe wishes of bis new friends on
this point, and, fearing they would
send him away without his consent, re
solved to go away himself. He quit
tne farmhouse late one night, and some
weeka later appeared on tbe streets of
St. Joseph, Mo. He bad tramped the
entire distance. His clothes were In
tattert, and In place of shoes he bad
hit feet bound up In rags, hit shoes
having given out on tbe tramp. Thus
attired be started out to get a situa
tion. From place to place Mr. Altgeld went
in search of employment, and man after
man beard his hard-luck story without
offering blm any encouragement. After
putting In a week at this discouraging
work young Altgeld arrived at the con
clusion that be must move further on.
Again be started on the tramp, and
finally. In Andrew county, be obtained
work on the farm of Henry Mueller,
who gave him bis lodgings for his la
bor. He chopped wood all the first
morning of hit ttay, and at noon sat
down to rest and told of his troubles
and travels. Mueller became Interest
ed, and was shrewd enough to discover
that there was metal of worth in tbe
young fellow's make-up. His sympathy
wat aroused, and be made hi in a mem
ber of bia family circle. For $10 a
month wagea Altgeld worked for two
yean, during which his strength re
turned and bia recovery was complete.
He bent bit energies constantly to
ward the acquirement of means to tbe
study of law. He tried for a certificate
to teach a district School, but found
that he bad not knowledge enough to
pass the required examination. Farmer
Mueller and David Kea, afterward a
member of Congress, fixed It so Altgeld
got a certificate, and he also got a
school that paid blm $23 per month.
Judge Rea loaned young Altgeld law
boks and after the day'a work he
would sit down at night to store bis
mind with the knowledge that was to
arm blm for battle with tbe world. In
a few months he became so tremen
dously earnest that Rea took blm Into
hit office, where Altgeld read law for
From that period the determined Ger
man ttudent worked witb tbe star of
success glimmering as a faint possi
bility In the distance of the future. He '
went Into politics and soon had hit
name up for prosecuting attorney on
the Democratic ticket In a strong Re
publican county. A bnrj fight was be
fore blm. but he wor through sheer
persistence, and the admiration whlcb
he excited In the minds of the farmers,
who, to tbla day, refer to him as "Pete
His Love Suit Rejected.
About this time there entered, for the
first time, at far at It known, tbe ole-!
ment of romance Into Mr. Altgeld't life.
One day, while In Savannah. Mo., be
met Mist Anna Iiohrer, daughter of
George Rohrer, the President of the
State Bank of Savannah, and one of
the wealthiest men of the town. To
the young lawyer the girl appeared the
Incarnation of bit Ideals, the realiza
tion of hia dreams of womanhood, and
It teemed that a rosy world of bright
possibilities bad suddenly been dis
closed to him. With characteristic de
cision he aet to work to win her. His
tult did not prosper, however, and tbe
girl's father at last gave him to under
stand that hia visits to their borne must
This waa a bard blow, not only to
the affections bnt to the pride of Alt
geld, and for the first time in bia life
be found himself face to face wltb an f
obstacle which be could not turmouut. !
Never did he lose sight of bis intent, j
and later, when the tltuation became
leaa strained, he visited Mist Rohrer'
tgaln. He made a formal proposal of
marriage, but was refused by the young
woman. In obedience to tbe wishes of
He at once made an effort to get away
from Savannah, altbongb be had serve. I
but six months of bia two years' term
at prosecuting attorney of Andrew,
County. He made arrangement! to
that end, and toon told bit law library
for $100 and tb prosecuting attorney
f Andrew County left for Chicago,
JOHN P. ALTGELD.
where he practiced litw Htid wbere till
ubspqtietit career is famlllnr history.
Miss Robrer, who was one of the
brightest as well as prettiest girls In
Andrew County, In tbe meantime mar
ried the man of her father's choice.the
cashier of Rohrer't bank. He lived
recklessly, and finally died, leaving the
wife poverty-stricken and with five
children. A few yeara ago she appeal
ed to Mr. Altgeld to send her and tbe
children to tome friends In Syracuse,
N. Y and he responded. She Is dead
now. and Mr. Altgeld later made a
contribution for tbe support of her chil
dren. WHERE TRUE DECORUM REIGNS.
Stranger Aro Awed by the Dignity
of tbe Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court Is a ceaseless
source of Interest to the stranger la
Wathlngton. Even when the court Is
not In session tbe chamber In wblcb It
tits It viewed by a constant stream of
visitors, who enter It with quiet Rever
ence. Ordinarily It la the dullest place
where men assemble to do business.
Tbe decorum Is painful, but this does
not deter tbe American who comes to
inspect the seat of government from
lingering fondly about the place. When
tbe famous Kentucky case was argued
not duly waa the chamber filled, but a
long line of visitors' waited In the ball.
tays the Washington Post
Tbe manner of these pilgrims at the
shrine of the law does not indicate any
loss of respect on the port of the plain
people for this august body. Tbe two
places In Washington where he van
dal stands In awe are tbe Supreme
Court and the White House, and the
latter has not been afforded Invariable
protection. In all other places may be
found the dirty finger prints of tbe
vandal. The monument lr chipped,
statues are marred, fragments are cut
from the hangings of tbe Senate and
House of Representatives, names have
been scratched Into the marble and on
the bronze doors, but something holds
the most ruthless In check when he
comes to the Supreme Court
There Is no talking among tbe specta
tors when the court Is In session, and
even when the bench Is vacant and
strangers are viewing the deserted
chamber they uniformly speak In whis
pers. The old white-bearded colored
man wbo sits at tbe door is the person!
flea tion of silence and dignity, and the
sight of him Is enough to make tbe
most frivolous grow grave and walk on
tbelr tiptoes. He silently opens the
door for each comer and noiselessly
closes It If the chamber Is full he
stands with his back to tbe door, and.
without uttering a word, keeps other
from attempting to enter.
The other day two lawyers met In
front of the courtroom doors, one attired
In a light suit and tbe other In dark
clothes. The one In a light suit remind
ed the other that he had on dark clothes,
but a purple necktie. The colored tie did
not bar him. But the lawyer In the light
suit could not venture into the cham
ber. Though they were merely specta
tors, they must wear dark clothes If
they would appear within tbe bar if
the court. What awful thing would
happen If one should appear before tbe
bar of the Supreme Court In a light
suit Is not known, for no one has ever
had the temerity to try It
REBUKED THE KING,
Noted Preacher Accused Kdward VII.
of Violating the Sabbath.
Because King Edward VII. of Eng
land attended a Sunday concert he has
been taken to task by the famojs Con-
g regatlona list
pre a c h e r , Rev.
Joseph Pa rker,
D. D., of London.
Durlngtbe course of
a sermon In the City
Temple Dr. Parker
said that what' the
king does is likely
to be Imitated by
others; therefore If
(he king goes to a
Sunday concert he
kev. dr. i'akkek. deai8 a deadly blow
to the Englishman's Sunday. This sen
timent was warmly applauded by the
Rev. Dr. Joseph Tarker, D. D., has
been preaching since 1S48. Since 1809
he has been In London, where he built
tbe City Temple nt a cost 0? $:50,000.
This church h.is many branches and
missions throughout London and en
Joys large reevnues. Tbe pastor Is one
of the finest orators and most popular
minivers In tbe great metropolis. lie
declares be wears a gown in the pulpit
because be has the worst coat In the
congregation. Rev. Dr. Parker has
published a 'Teople't Bible" In twenty
five volumes, being a series of sermons
expounding the books of the Bible.
STILL HALE AND HEARTY.
Old Ex-Confederate Waa in Eighteen
G. W. Bradley, of Brownsville, Tenn..
03. Is sold to be the oldest living ex
Confederate veteran. He was born
near Lynchburg, Va.. and was In eight-
O. W. BRADI.tV.
een engagements, skirmishes and bat
tles In tbe Civil War uuder Gen. Ster
ling Price, and In the Osage. Pea Ridge
and Islington campaigns. lie was
torn to pieces by a shell, had one leg
broken, an -eye put out and a heel torn
off. In spite of these Injuries he la
still bale and hearty.
Tabloid Kratanrant Tor Chicago.
A "tabloid" restaurant Is promised for
Chicago. "Here." says the Hotel World,
"food will be given In tablets resem
bling caramels and a meal c-au be car
ried In the vest pocket. The promoter
says that mankind needs nutriment In
homeopathic dosv. not gTeat bulk that
has Uttle nourishment. There will 1
no great tray of dishe under which
struggle muscular waiter. The taUloiil
ran lie shot through tutes to the dining
table and no one will be visible but the
guest who swallows a done and sud
denly fiuds that hunger has departed.
When we ter a boy readlug a novel
la (he middle of tbe day. and smoking
a cigarette, somehow we dou't like
Although general conclusions cannot
be drawn from a tingle example, tbe
result of a careful examination of tbe
brain of an Eskimo man by Dr. Ales
Herdllcka possesses much Interest. As
a whole, lie found tbe brain to be heav
ier and larger than the average brains
of white men of similar stature, while
the cerebrum rather exceeded the av
erage-white man's brain in certain de
falk whlcb have usually been regarded
as indicating superior Intelligence.
Tbe American opossum, says A. C,
Uaddon, Is on of the most curious1 an
luials living in the United States. It
Is the only one that carries Ita young
In a pouch, like the kangaroo. It It the
only animal that can feign death per
fectly. It Is remarkable for banging
by Its tall like a monkey. It has bands
resembling those of a human being,
Its snout Is like a bog's, while Its
mouth Is liberally furnished wltb
teeth. Its eyes are like a rat's, and
It hisses like a snake.
M. Stazzano has heretofore noted
several facta going to show that the
aurora borealls Is of terrestrial origin
that It Is intimately connected with
phenomena classed as meteorological,
and now shows from statistics that low
pressures of tbe barometer are tbe sign
of the most direct connection, auroras
Increasing In frequency with low pres
sures. They act not only to extend the
auroral zone, which in both heml
spheres follows the line of low polar
pressure, but also the period of the low
pressures, influence both the diurnal
and tbe monthly period of tbe aurora.
Geologists and geographers will be
glad to learn that they may toon ex
pect tbe publication of a new map of
Iceland, on wblcb Mr. Tboroddsen,
whose labors In bis native Island are
so well known, has been engaged for
twenty years. It Is on a scale of 1-000,
000, or about twenty English mllet to
the Inch, and thus affords at a glance
an excellent picture of the general
physical structure and geological char
acters of th country. But It Is also
replete wltb details wblcb are express
ed In symbols that take up little space
and are readily Intelligible. . The map,
of .whlcb we have seen a proof copy, Is
excellently engraved and prluted In
colors at Copenhagen, and will be Is
sued under the ausplcea of the Carls-
berg Fund. The title and table of
signs and colors are in English.
Much Interest has been aroused,
among all wbo follow the enormous
strides that the practical application
of engineering and mechanical science
Is now making, by tbe recent comple
tion of the great power-station of the
Manhattan Elevated railway In New
York City. It Is the largest power-
station In the world. Its immense en
glue plant comprises eight units, each
possessing a maximum of 12,500 horse
power, or 100,000 borse-power for the
entire plant There are seven sub
stations located at different points In
tbe city, and the nialn station Is ca
pable of delivering 00,000 electrical
horse-power, in tbe form of a three-
phase current fcr driving the trains
on the elevated railway system. The
alternators, witb their rotating mag
netic fields driven by the engines at
the central station, are 42 feet In-dl
amcter and weigh each 445 tons. Tbe
rotating "field" alono weighs 185 tons.
WORK OF SALVATION LASSIES.
How They Toll Pay and Night Amid
Sickness, Want and Vice.
Where hunger, sickness and vice
stalk band In hand the Salvationists are
the most active. The familiar haunts
of this dread trio are marked off by the
army Into districts. Each soldier of
the Salvation Army has a prescribed
territory. A certain block of houses or a
certain number of tenements Is patrol
led by each. The soldier, usually a las
sie, starts at tbe top of each of the
great buildings, teeming with life, and
visits every family, even into the very
basement Then, when her territory
has been covered, she reports the In
stances of ueed. These needs are sup
plied as soon as possible by the Salva
tionists sometimes through tbelr own
resources, sometimes through the aid
of friends who do their charity through
In what Is perhaps the very poorest
quarter of the city is the day nursery
of the army, wbere for S cents a day
some of the lassies care for the chil
dren of working women. Tbe little ones
have a sunny playroom; they are fed
when they grow hungry; and when
tbey are tired they are tucked away In
little white beds to sleep. In many dark
rooms, cellars or garrets, whlcb people
call "borne," tbe cooking, tbe cleaning,
all the housework. Is done by Salvation
Army women. In tbelr strange poke
bonnets, while the mother Is too 111 or
weak to care for her family or herself.
t)n the Bowery la the worklngwom-
en's hotel of the army, tbe only place
In all New York wbere some of Its
women, and among these tbe very low
est, would be allowed to sleep. Every
nlgbt this place gives refuge to women
who are turned away from the doort of
lodging bouses. They reel and ttagger
up tbe steps of tbe worklngwomen't ho
tel and are cared for. Not all of those
wbo sleep In this lodging house, tayt a
writer In Leslie's Weekly, are of this
clast of women old, dissipated and des
titute, the unutterably tad and ugly
remnants of a brief and glittering relgu.
But the ensign In charge of tbe hotel
turns no needy woman from her door.
There are 103 beds, and every nlgbt
nearly all of tbese are filled.
DIED AT AGE OF 112.
gallic Waters, an Ex-Rlave, Was Yonng
Woman at Tims of War of 1SI2.
Sarah, or "Sallie," Waters, an old
Virginia negro woman, wbo went to
New Orleans with her young "mars
ster'' and mistress wltb Gen. Andrew
Jackson wat preparing to wblp the
British Invaders at Cbalmette. died at
her daughter's borne at 1528 North Der
blgnay street In that city, recently, at
the very advanced age of 112 yeara
She was laid to rest in tbe new Lin
coln cemetery In tbe rear of tbe city,
and numerous children, grandchildren
and great grandchildren followed the
remains to tbe burial grounds.
There can be no dispute about the old
woman's age. She wat between 25 ai.j
30 year of age when she came to tbe
Crescent City just a few months before
the battle of New Orleans. Sallie r as
a slave and was bought and sold sev
eral timet. One time she was stolen from
her master In Virginia and brought to
New Orleans and sold to a Mississippi
Aunt Sitllle. according to her ttory.
wat born in Mecklenburg County. Vir
ginia. Her father wat a Creek Indian.
She belonged to the Vont family of Vir
ginia. Mr. Vont business carried aim
to (Menu on more tfeto one occa
sion. Tbe young woman made one of
thpse trips in a wagon with her master
and young mistress, ft took tbe party
over a month to come from Virginia to
this city. One day. after they had been
out for a week or so, the saw a blue
spot on the tun. Every one thought it
an Ill-omen they thought the world
was coming to'an end.
Tbe young mistress was greatly
frightened and became deatbly tick.
The hutband. who wat dearly devoted
to hit young wife, rushed about from
place to place, seeking a doctor. He
finally reached one and hit wife waa
soon able to resume tbe Journey south
ward. At a place In Alabama tbe party
found tbe ground literally covered wth
locusts. A peculiar thing about the
bugs wat that each one bad a kind of
letter on Its back. Tbe young master
picked up a number of bugs and spelled
out Sally't name. "Lordy! lordyP' ex
claimed tbe darky, not knowing what
to make of the strange phenomenon.
The travelert reached New Orleans
a short time before the battle of New
Orleans. Aunt Sallie was the cook of
tbe party. She managed to get about
occasionally, and on one of her trl.is
saw Gen. Jackson. Mr. Vons returned
to Virginia shortly afterward and took
tbe cook wltb blm. Mrs. Vons died and
Aunt Sallie was then sold to Iry Nun of
Maryland. When her new master died
the was stolen, with four children, two
boys and two girls, and brought to New
Orleans and sold to Jack Doty. She and
the children were sent to Mr. Doty't
plantation, In Wilkinson County, Mis
sissippi, wbere she remained until tbe
close of the Civil War.
The old woman was the mother of
about a score of children, says a Ne 7
Orleans special to tbe St. Loult Post
Dispatch, thirteen of whom were
reared. Of tbese three are still living,
tbe eldest wbo It between 70 and 7o
years, being the eighth illd. Tbe
other two children are 53 and 49 years
of age, respectively, the youngest child
having been born when Aunt Sallie wat
63 yeart old.
More Serious than an Operation.
"You oughtn't to have turned me
down that way, Luella," tald young
Spodnaraore, at they rode borne from
the twell party.
"In what way?" Innocently asked
"Kept me dancing attendance on you
all evening, and when I tried to talk to
you, at I did several times, you turned
your back on me. It tbat tbe way all
young women treat tbe men they're
engaged to marry?"
"Yes, If tbe men are too fresh."
"Wat I too fresh?"
"A little, dear."
"Did you want to humiliate me be
fore all those people?"
"Oh, no," she said, lightly. "But you
needed tbe treatment or suppose we
call It an operation and I had to per
form the operation. If everybody taw
it I couldn't belp It."
"So you call It an operation, do you?"
be said, glaring at ber In the dark
ness of tbe carriage. "Well, It was
more than tbat!"
"What was It?"
"It wot a clinic."
And tbey rode on In alienee.
Tbe Japanese do not use milk, cows
being an animal almost unknown In
Japan. Milk, an animal product, falls
under the condemnation which ex
cludes everything that has pertained
to life fro.n the list of articles used
for food. Animals taken In the chase
are excepted, as are fish. The Japa
nese mother nurses ber own child, con
tinuing sometimes up to the sixth year.
though other food Is given In addition
after tbe first or second year. The
main food of the Japanese mother con
sists of rice, fish, ghelltlsh and sea
weed. Wine or alcoholic products are
never used. Medical men think that
tbe large use of the products of the
sea Is tbe reason why rachitis Is un
known. Of course tbe Japanese know
nothing about butter, cream, cheese,
etc., but tbey make an excellent sub
stitute from a bean, rich not only In
oil, but also In nitrogenous elements.
tet consumption la common among tbe
upper classes In Japan. Mountaineers
are, however, exempt rrom tuberculo
sis. The Japanese are a small people,
smallness with them being a race char
acteristic. Cod I .liver Oil from Beans.
During tbe wait between acts a med
ical student and a young woman wbo
sat together became slightly embar
rassed for topics of conversation. Fin
ally and not unnaturally in view of the
nature oi the young man's ttudlet their
talk drifted to the subject of disagree
able tasting medicines. Among the
horribles they mentioned were cod liv
er oil and castor oil.
"I don't tee," mused the young wo
man, "bow any one can bear to eat
the beans that stuff It made of."
'What kind of beam do you mean?"
Inquired tbe young man.
Why, cod liver oil beans, to be
Aren't you thinking of cattor
beam?" ventured ber companion.
Why, I always thought cod liver
oil waa made from beans," the tald.
and the good breeding of tbe young
man wat tbown by tbe fact tbat be
didn't even tmlle, but several of those
who sat near by hadn't equal control
They Were AIL Boys.
Mrs. Sarah Barker Brandon It a
widow at Moundtvllle. W. Va. Sht
waa tbe third wife of Charles Brandon,
wbo died of a broken heart became hit
wife left blm after having given birth
to fifteen sont of the old man. Hit
second wife bad borne blm eighteen
tons and hit first wife died after the
birth of ber second ton, making a to
tal of thirty-five aont to hit credit
These tont were good toldlert In tbe
Civil War, the father furnishing sev
enteen volunteers for the tervlce. Tbey
were la Ohio and Indiana regiments
and only one of them waa killed In bat
Tbe old man waa a celebrated Indian
fighter and a veteran of tbe war of
1812. Hit father wat killed br Indian
when be wat S yeart old. Tbe Indlant
kept blm a prisoner In Pennsylvania
until be waa 15 yeart of age, when
he escaped and went to West Virginia.
Mrs. Brandon la now i9 years of age.
Honsesi t"ur the Pour.
Glasgow hat decided to seek narlia
meniary powera to borrow 750.000 to
nuiia nouses tor tne poor. This stun
will build 400 tenement! of thru tv
ries. accommodating 3.000 famlllea.
To Improve French Canals.
Tbe French waterways bill comprises
nprovetnentt la the existing canalt ai
cost of $12,100,000.
Tbe most txaaneratlna- neraon in th.
world Is tbe one who gives jrou tbe
feeling that you would like to get be
hind and push blm.
When a uiao get made enough tu
stop speaking. It la a sure tlga you
bar blm over a barrel.
GEO. P. CROWELL,
Suecwwor to E. I.. Smith,
Oldrnt Exlabllshed Houw In the valley.)
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc. .
This old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash for all ita goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
doet not have to divide "with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices ami leave orders,
which will be promptly filled.
Regulator and Dalles City
Between The Dalles and Portland
Daily Except Sunday.
Leave Dalles S, 7 A. M.
Arrive Portland 4 P. M.
I-eave Portland 7A.M.
Arrive Dalles 5 P. M.
Leave Hood River (down) at 8 :30 A. M.
Arrive Hood River (up) at 3:30 P.M.
W. C ALLOWAY,
White Collar Line
Portland -Astoria Route
Str. "BAILEY GATZERT."
Daily round trips except Sunday.
Learea Portland 7i 00 A. M
Leaves Aatorla 7:00 P. M
Through Portland connection with Steamer
Kahcotta from Ilwaco and tout; Beach point.
White Collar Line tic-Vets interchangeable
with O. R. i. N. Co. and V. T. Co. tickets.
The Dalles-Portland Route
"TAHOMA" and "METLAKO"
Dally trips except Sunday.
Leaves Portland, Mon., Wed., Fri 7:0 A. M
Leaves Tha Dalles, Tues., Tburs. Sat.,7:U0 A. M
Lsaves Portland, Tues., Thu., Sat 7:00 A. M.
Leaves Tbe Dalles Mon.. Wed., Fri 7:00 A. M.,
Landing and ofllce
Foot Alder Street.
phones .Main 8..1.
JOHN M. FlLI.0O.N The Dalles. Or
A. J. TAYLOR. Antorla.Or
PRATHKR & HEMMAN... Hood Rlvar, Or
WOLFORD & WYERS White Salmon, Wash
1. C. WYATT Vancouver, Wash
R. B. OILBRKTH Lyle. Wash
J.OHN M. TOTTON. Stevenson, Wash
HENRY OLMSTED Carson, Wash
E. W. CRICHTON,
and union Pacific
Salt Lake, Denver,
4:30 p ra.
Kansas City, Ht.i
Walla W alla Uwls.
ton. Spokane, Min
kee,t'bicai(o.VEaat : 10 a. m.
t:l.s p. ra.
Salt Lake, Denver,
Kanmu Cltv, St.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
All sailing rlatrm
subject tu change
4:00 p. ra.
For Ban Frand.eo
Sail every & daya
I i i at.
k' uu p. ra.
To Astoria and Way
4 00 p. m.
t .'a m
Mon., W ed.
WlliaaMft II nr. i
W aier bermltttt. '
lnton City, Naw.'
oerg, wi. in, liie.
us and Way l-aud.
7 00 a m. ' Wlnaawrte ens Vaav ; l an n m
and Sat Water pernm.lng. ' "d
I ton. A ay Laud-1 .
aalis lint, 'i.v ttr,ion
A. L. CRAIQ,
6eBsraJPsas.ngerAg.BI. Portland. Or.
M-o aLivyO J! NlO
A. . HOAR, Ast. El.