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BY I. MACLAREN COBBAN.
CHAPTER VII Continued.
'It is singular," I said, "that you
In your own way should have come to
the same conclusion about Steinhardt
an I have gradually been .coming to. I
do not trust him at all ; he is pitiless
and unscrupulous, and I am sure he
would make no more inquiries concern
ing your father than seemed necessary
for the sake of appearances. But, dear
Miss Lacroix, 1 think you can do no
good by going to London yourself. Let
me act for you in the matter; believe
me, I have it as much at heart as if it
were my own. Have a little patience,
and I think we shall get at something."
"Why," she asked eagerly, "have
you heard something at last from the
friends to whom you wrote?"
"No: I have not."
"I suppose,1' said she, with some
bitterness, "it is to them only the loss
of one stranger out of the crowds all
around them."
I then told her of the mission Free
man had undertaken, refraining, how
ever, from saying that I had directed
his attention to the railway stations,
more particularly to the Great North
ern, and I advised her to remain at
Timperley Hall for the present, and to
conduct herself toward Steinhardt so as
not to excite his resentment or sus
picion. Upon this we prepared to leave the
cottage; and on glancing casually away
from her, I was arrested by the be
havior of the old man.
"Look at him!" I involuntarily ex
claimed. His face was flushed, and as if puffed
with blood; his eyes were extraordin
arily bright and watchful ; his mouth
twitched grotesquely, as if in the effort
to use it for speech ; and his right leg
and shoulder stirred a little under the
blankets.
"Oh I" cried Louise, "perhaps seeing
us, and hearing us talk if he has
heard us has roused him! Uncle
Jacues," she said, in a loud voice,
going to him, and laying her warm,
soft hand on his withered, lifeless
wrist, "are you feeling better?"
Ilia only answer was a wink of his
bright eyes.
"Here is John coming," she con
tinned to him. "I shall come and see
you tomorrow again."
We left the cottage as John ap
proached with his wheel barrow, bear
ing the shell fish for his afternoon
round.
"I think your master must be rous
ing up a little, John.," said Louise.
"Yea," said John ; "I think he mun
miss. Seems to me he may get as
weel again as he was afore th' other
master went to Lunnon."
As I took my way through the vil
lage to my lodgings, I found myself
turning over these words of John: how
"well," I wondered, had old Jacques
been before his nephew went to Lon
don? If he could recover speech, could
he tell us anything of consequence con
cerning him?
CHAPTER VIII.
Both Miss Lacroix and myself waited
impatiently for news from Freeman in
London. From day to day I expected
a letter; and day after day, when I met
her either in Jacques's . cottage or in
the little clough beyond Timperley
Hall, I had to tell her that no letter
had come. She quickly began to show
signs of that heart sickness, which in
the young is so ready to follow upon
the steady, indefinite postponement of
hope. In my efforts to encourage her
I encouraged myself also to believe
that an Overruling Power was holding
this mystery in hand for some great
purpose, only to reveal it eventually
with the more force and effect.
One evening when I met her in the
clough we were both startled and
silenced by the clear, full note of a
bird a liquid "joug-ioug."
"Is it a thrush?" I (aid in a whisper.
bhe listened breathless, almost pant
ing, with joy.
"Oh," she whispered, at length, "it
is a nightingale it is a nightingale!
and, poor girl, she actually sobbed.
"How can the dear little bird have got
so far out of its way as tins dreadful
place7"
After a rapt attention of some min
utes to the ravishing song, both of us
were impelled to go away to tell others
of our delight. The path out of the
clough led along the ridge behind Tim
perley, past two or three neat little
bouses. From one of these we were
surprised, as we approached, to hear
music and singing of an unusually fine
quality. It was just growing dark; a
lamp shone out from a window, over
which the blind was not yet drawn,
and we could plainly see a man seated
at the piano, and a girl, slight and
small of figure, standing with her hand
on his shoulder. She sang in a voice
clear and sweet as a bird's, a song then
much in vogue, called "Ehren on the
Rhine. As we passed the song ended,
and the player turned; we saw his face,
and each exclaimed to the other, "Why,
it's Frank!" Ho here dwelt the reason
of his indifference to Louise's beauty
and sad grace!
"Oh, what would his father say, if
he knew!" exclaimed Louise, in alarm.
"I don't think we'll tell him,"
Baid I.
I was that night more cheerful and
hoeful than I had been since my com
ing to Timperley. I was not addicted
to writing letters to the newspapers,
but the presence in that district of the
little bird of song, that usually sug
gested soft, clear skies and scented
groves, was so extraordinary, and
seemed to me so delightful, that I sat
down and wrote a letter concerning the
phenomenon to a daily paper of some
importance published in the neighbor
ing large town. The paper, I knew,
was widely read, but I had not reck
oned upon my letter attracting such at
tention as it did. The second n;ght
after I had written it men and women
of all conditions, but chiefly of the
working class, were inquiring their way
through the village, or finding their
way along all the roads and lanes to
"the Nightingale Clcugh." The small
weekly papers of course copied the let
ter, and on Saturday and during the
following week parties tame from long
distances in 'buses and vans to hear the
nightingale sing. I went first one
night, aud then another, and another
to see the crowd thus drawn together.
It was a etrange and tourhing spec
tacle: the men and women, the lads
and lassies standing under the trees
down to the very edge of the discolored
little lake, and the mischievous lovs
among the branches ail hushed while '
the summer twilight deepened into
dark about the n, waiting patiently for
the unseen little bird to break forth
like a voice from heaven into raptunus
song. And when at length, after a le
timid notes it poured out its full heart',
I heard many a low cb mingling with
the strains of the artless mmio-
Whether the nightingale took alarm
at this invasion of its solitude, or
whether some mischievous persons
frightened it, it is certain that by the
end of the week it was heard no more,
and the people went away disappointed
and noisy. One of these evenings I
was returning with the crowd, when an
old fellow wa ked alongside of me, look
ing at me hard, and at length speaking
"Tbou'rt parson as wrote th' letter
eh?"
I answered I was.
"Ah. An' thou'rt fo London eh?
A git place that wi" gardens, I've
heard say, full o a kinds o birds and
beasts.
I said I supposed he meant the' Zoo
logical Gardens.
"Ab. Happen that's them. I'm
rare and fond o' brids and beasts; I
mun go' to London some day, and see
them gyardens. Happen I may come
across thee: I hear thou'rt leaving
Timperley."
"in a very few weeks'," I said.
"Weel, now, I like thee; and I mun
come and hear thee praicb afore thou
goes. Ee, mon, I a' something here,
tho';" he produced an old. pocket
book, and from one of the compart
ments be took a square of paste board
which he gave me "happen that may
come in handy when thou goes back to
London. I found tt in Lacroix g Lane
yond' more'n a year ago, and says I, 'I
mun keep this till I go to London,' but
I do not think 1 11 ever ride in a first
class carriage so thoud'st better tak'
it, mon."
"What is it?" I asked.
"To be sure," said be, "'thoo conn
see. It s a first class ticket".
I thanked him, and put it in my
pocket.
We were then upon the -cottage in
which I had seen Frank Steinhardt
sitting at the piano. Sounds of music
and Ringing were again proceeding from
it, and I was not surprised to see that
many of those who had been disap
pointed by the nightingale stood listen
ing in silence to the girl.
When I reached my lodgings I took
out the old fellow singular little pres-
ent. It was the "return" half of a first
class railway ticket from London Bridge
to Croydon. It was tolerably clean ; it
must have been thrown away or dropped,
soon after it was issued, and picked up
soon after it was thrown away. A ens
picion which had begun to creep upon
me when first I looked at it shot up
with startling suddenness when I turned
it over and read the date stamped on
its edge "Mar 15 82."
This ticket had been found by the old
man in Lacroix Lane: had the person
who had lost or dropped it there been
the same as the person who had bought
it in London? If he had, had he been
a resident in Timperley? In a word
had the person been Mr. Lacroix? It
was impossible to say, until after such
inquiry as I saw little chance of being
able to make; for though visitors to
Timperley seldom passed along the La
croix Lane they sometimes did. J
might, however, discover from Louise
whether her father had had any connec
tion with Croydon.
I met her next day at Jacques's cot
tage (I had almost given np my visits
to Timperley Hall). After again answ-
ering in the negative her constant
question as to news from Freeman, I
began my attempt to get at this point
concerning the ticket. I wished to
avoid raising in her undue suspicion.
"Do you still wish," I asked, "to go
to London yourself? '
"I do," said she; "bull take your
advice, and wait.
"If you went," I continued, "where
would you stay? Have you any friends
in London7 "
I hoped," said sue, shyly, "you
would tell ine somewhere to go."
xou nave, then, said X, " no
friends about London, or anywhere
round? It is not necessary, you know,
that you should live in London to fol
low np inquiries."
"Well," said she, "I know two or
three girls living in London who were
at school with me in Croydon, but I
think I could not ask them.
Imagine how my heart leaped!
was afraid I showed my emotion in my
look and tone. I quickly urged another
question.
"Crovdon is not far from London:
might not your old school mistress take
you in?"
"I did not think of that," said she;
"I was there for only a year, after I
left school in Paris. I had only been
home three months when father went
away."
I had learned more than I could have
anticipated. Here, surely, at length
was the strongest presumptive, if not
direct, evidence that Mr. Lacroix, and
not another, had dropped the ticket,
and therefore that he had come home
I imagined him traveling from London
Bridge to Croydon to p.iv, perhaps, his
daughter's school bill, and returning a
different way, although he bad taken a
return ticket to London Bridge. This
struck me as agreeing with all I had
heard of Mr. Lacroix careless of
money, and without much steady con
sistent purpose, now easily such a
man must have become subject to the
resolute Steinhardt!
It occurred to me that it would not
be impossible to learn from the Croy
don school mistress whether Mr. La
croix had called on her. With a few
questions as to the size, situation and
character of the school, I learned the
name and address of the school mis
tress; and as soon as I returned to my
lodgings I wrote to her. On the second
morning after I received her replv,
which I treasured along with the rail
way ticket as invaluable evidence a
polite note, presenting compliments
and begging to inform that on referring
to her bonks and her diary, she found
that Mr. Icriox had called and paid a
term's charges for his daughter's "fin
ishing" education, on Wednesday,
March the fifteenth, eighteen hundred
and eighty-two.
CHAPTER IX.
The end of my six months' curacy
wat almost at hand, but, since my re
cent discovery, I was resolved I would
still remain at least in the neighbor
hood of Timperley. I went first to the
rector, who was not yet well enough to
resume his duties, in the hone that I
might prevail upon him to let me con
tinue to fill his place for some time
longer. I was surprised, and somewhat
piqued, to hear that it was entirely out
of the question, because another curate
had already been engaged.
"A young man from St. Bee's," said
the rector. "Mr. Steinhardt says we
must have no more clever men in Tim
perley. I would have liked you very
well to stay, hut you know you see it
can't be. If I can do anything for
you"
I aaid. since I could not stay in Tim
perley, I wffhed to get a curacy some
where in the neighborhood. The rec
tor looked at me in a way which made
me doubt whether I had been wise to
tell him my desire. However, he
answered be would see what he could
do.
Steinhardt, it was evident, expected
me to so away, back to the south prob
acy, since I disliked Timperley so
much ; but I metaphorically shook my
Croydon evidence at him and more ob
stinately resolved not to go away.
There happened at that time to be sev
eral curacies vacant in neighboring
parishes or districts; I applied first for
one with the result after some time of
having my application declined, and
then for another, with the same result.
I was disappointed and puzzled , I knew
I had been reckoned successful in Tim
perley, and I could not understand the
coldness and reticence of the replies I
received. But I was soon startled into
the perception of their cause.
Louise and I had got into the habit
of meeting frequently (as I have already
hinted) at the cottage of old Jacques:
we were still waiting for news from
King's Cross, and we did not know
whether the letter was to be sent to me,
or to Feeman, or to Miss Lacroix.
Louise met me one morning in great!
alarm and hurriedly told me the ex
pected letter had come, but addressed
to Mr. Lacroix that Steinhardt there
fore had opened it, naturally expecting
to find it a business communication!
He brought it to he, and asked if she
knew what it meant. She read it;, it
was short, and to this effect: The
guard who had had charge of the 8
o'clock express on the evening of March
the 16th, 1882, had been found and in
terrogated ; be could not remember
anyone answering to the description of
the missing gentleman. He night or
might not have traveled by that train,
b t it really seemed impossible to as
certain at that distance of time.
(To bo continued)
YES, HE WAS TIRED.
Barber Confirmed Mi Theory About a Hall
cut's Weakening Effect.
"Did you ever know that a haircut
weaken; a man?" asked the talkative
barber. The customer squirmed un
easily in the chair.
"It's a fact," continued the barber.
"I've cut lota of men's hair and have
their admissions to go by. Of course,
the discovery of the affinity between
hair and strength is not mine, as you
will readily discern if you are at all
familiar with the Bible. Samson, you
know, gave Deliah the tip that the sec
ret of his .'strong man stunts' lay in
his hair, and yon may recall the fact
that the Philistines put him out of the
business temporarily after his locks
had been shorn.
"To come back to the twentieth cen
tury, I've known men who were in poor
physical shape to collapse immediately
after their hair bad been cut not - for
long, you know, but long enough to
make 'em think tbejr were done for.
Now, I'll venture to assert the that re
moval of your hair has had an effect
on you. Don't you feel a little tired?"
"Very tired," responded the custom
er. "See," exlaimed the barber, excit
edly. "A complete confirmation of my
theory." .
"Not at all," growled the customer,
as he started for the door, says the
Philadelphia Record. "It was your
jawing that made me weary."
Few Japanese in America.
There are comparatively few Japan
ese in the United States. There are but
100 in Chicago, and many of them are
students in various schools. Several
merchants and foreign representative!
are here, while from one to a dozen
Japanese business men pass though
Chicago every day. There is no disposi
tion on the part of the Japs to emigrate
to the United States as the Chinese do
Chicago Chronicle.
Wendell Philips' Warning. -
Wendell Philips once said that unless
our next step in progress, as a nation,
was in a spiritual direction, that boy
was now riving who would write the
downfall of the American republic, as
(jiubon wrote that of the Roman
empire.
We are not inquiring for that boy
now, but for one who will make that
history impossible.
Fallen From High filiate.
A former chief of the United Stateg
signal service, ex-professor of mathe'
matics at the University of Pekin,
China, and but recent president of the
University of Washington, now has the
position of a roller of logs at Port
Klakely, Wash., at $1.60 a day. Poli
tics and sickness are said to be respon
sible for his full from high position.
White as a Color.
Speaking scientifically, white is a
combination of all colors that is, the
pure light of the sun when decomposed
by the spectrum analysis shows that it
is maile up of all the colors. Speaking
popularly, white is not a color, as when
we say that a person was "perfectly
colorless.
Uit FU Worse Than the First
Smith Poor Wederly is having a
htrd time of it. His first wife got a
divorce from him, you know.
Jones ies; fcnd he hi.s htd t htrd
time paying her alimony, I suppose.
Smith Worse than that. She is his
present wife 8 dressmaker. Chicago
News.
Crime Not Profitable.
Joe Kins, aged 28." who has
spent 12 years in uil, writes to the
Anamosa, la., 1'rison Press Htat crime
is not profitaole. The artic les he stole
had a value of $67. and in his 12 years
of imprisonment he could have made
I io,uu at the trade of a printer.
History of American Cities.
American cities are built to be
burned. Their histories read some
thing like this: Flourishing, public
library, handsome churches, blocks of
stores, new court house, first class
hotels; destroyed by fire; loss, mil
lions.
German Tariff Oa Sewing Machines.
Germany's new tariff on tewing ma
chines, which varies from $6 to $9,
will probably reduce the value of our
export machines to that country about
$1,000,000 a year. Last vear we sold
Geu;any $6,125,000 worth.
High Price for 'Cello.
A record price - for a Stradivarius
'cello is reported from Berlin. It is
stated that Piatti's 'cello by Stradiva
rius has been bought for $20,000 by a
banker, who ia a gramfenephew of Men
delsohn. Long Range la England.
Artillery fire 7,000 yards on Sal
isbury Plain entirely over war office
land. This in by far the longest rangy
in the British Isle.
YOUTHFUL GRAY HAIR.
A Hairdresser Gives Her View of
Its Cause.
"Have you noticed that so many
young women have gray hair nowa
days?"
"Have I noticed It?" repeated the
woman hairdresser In a scornful voice.
"Maybe I haven't any eyes. And let
me tell you," she continued, "If tt
wasn't for the enormous sale of hair
dyes, I actually believe there'd be ten
times an many gray-haired women as
we see now. I laugh often over the
regular announcements that women
have quit using hair restorers (which
are usually dyes) and have decided that
gray hair la becoming. It Is my ex
perience, In a pretty exteuslve obser
vation, that nine women out of ten
dread gray balr. and fight Us approach
aa they would a plague. . Gray hair
makes anybody look older, and we all
know it I admit, It Is often charming,
and softens a face wonderfully, but It
adds years, all the same. When you
see a tresh-faced, white-haired woman
what do you think? Why, naturally,
what n young face that old lady has.
Not one observer In twenty-live reflects
that there la a young woman with
white hair."
"But there are a great many?"
"Oh, dear, yes. I have plenty of pat
rons whose balr is gray at 28. The
reason of It Is plain enough. Nervous
prostration, overwork, overexcltement,
worry, all those things are prime hair
bleachers. Women now try to learu
everything. And they are crowding
Into, professions, where they overtax
themselves. There Isn't any need of It,
either. A woman can work every day
In the week, moderately, eat a whole
some luncheon, leave her cares at the
down-town office, and grow young on It,
as I do. Nerves are the cause of wrin
kles, mind you, and gray hair, and
about everything that destroys beauty,
If a woman discovers that she Is get
ting gray or balr la falling out the
must use her hair brush vigorously
The. scalp must be kept healthy and
full of blood by friction. Then Bhe ought
to have a tonic, something from the
doctor, to put her system In order, and
some local treatment from her hair
dresser. There are plenty of good, re
liable hair tonics, which do not contain
a particle of colorlug. Hair grows, you
know, from delicate bulbs or roots. It
Is perfect-nonsense to talk of doing any
thing for the hair as long as these are
not in an absolutely healthy state.
"Oh, well," said the doctor, "one rea
son that so many young-faced, gray-
haired women are seen Is that It is a
peculiarity of some nervous diseases
that they make people look younger. It's
a fact One of my patients, who Is
suffering from nervous prostration, ap
pears ten years younger than she real
ly is. The face Is relaxed, the muscles
are not tense, and the mind la unim
paired. The least exertion brings a
spark to the eye and a bright color to
the cheeks. At the same time the hair
becomes quite gray. In fact the wom
an la old enough to have gray hair nat
urally, but she doesn't look It In the
main, I think that women are becom
ing gray earlier than they used to, and
I think It Is caused by nervous strain.'
Chicago Inter Ocean.
DECLINED TO BE KING.
Monument Marks the Spot Where
Washington Spurned a Crown.
Perched upon the brow of a hill.
about two miles southeast of Newburg,
N. V.,( stands a plain, unpretentious
rubble monument, erected by the His
torical Society of Newburg Bay, which
marks the site of a building within
whose walls occurred one of the most
dramatic events of American history.
In 1782-83 a large part of the revolu
tionary army was encamped In the
fields around this bill, uuder the com
mand of Oen. Washington, wbo bad
his headquarters for a time In the Elli
son house, at New Wludsor, and later
In the Hasbrouck house at Newburg.
The building whose site Is now marked
by the monument was a sort of meet
ing hall, or public building, for the use
of the officers and soldiers, called the
Temple.
In 1782, owing to lack of pay, etc.,
discontent with their lot, distrust of a
republican form of government had
gained a formidable foothold among
the rank and file of the army. Matters
KKWBCRO MONUMENT.
had reached such a pass, indeed, that
a secret meeting was called, urging the
army to appeal from the Justice to the
fears of the government, make demon
strations of power and determination,
arouse the fears of the people, and so
obtain justice for themselves.
The outcome was a letter addressed
to Gen. Washington by Col. Nicola, an
officer of the army, which, after a re
cital of fulsome praise of the command
er-in-chief, said. In part: "Owing to
the prejudice of the people It might
not at first be prudent to assume the
title of royalty, but If all things were
once adjusted we believe strong argu
ments might be produced for admitting
the title of king."
Of what avail would have been Bun
ker Hill. Concord. Yorktown. Valley
Forge and the long, weary year of
strife had there been a less determined
man than Washington In command?
Thus forewarned. Wasoington Issued
an order for a meeting of the officers
at the Temple. Gen. Gates presided,
and amid great solemnity the commander-in-chief
arose and read hi ad
dress, which was a masterly and elo
quent plea for faltb In the Justice of
tbelr country, terming those wbo
would overturn the government trai
tors, and finally emphatically declining
to be made a king.
WORLD POWER,
rhe Moral and the Intellectual aa Well
s the Material,
Whenever the little American Peas!
mist begins to weep fresh tears over
the gross materialism and vulgarity of
hla country's prominence aa a world
power because Congress does not agree
with bis own economic views, two or
three of those troublesome things call
ed facta rise up to dam his teara Into
stagnation. American scientists are
found to command the tame attention
In the London. Pari and Berlin circles
of savants that American statesmen
and financiers are commanding in
r
Lombard street and In tne oounm. '
fact they have been receiving this de.
gree of respect for many moie year'
than the statesmen aud financier
have, only the newspapers do not say
as much about them. American art es
pecially In landscape painting, appeal
ed to European connoisseurs before
the Chicago Fair of 1893, and the Paris
exhibition of 1000 compelled the world
to recognize us as a first-class power
In that realm also, including the prov
inces of. sculpture and architecture, as
well as painting. Now It Is announced
that the exhibition of the Vienna Acad
emy of Arts, which Is the largest held
there for twenty years, contains forty
canvases by sixteen American artists.
The world-wide recognition which Is
accorded to American learning Is
shown by the fact that our universities
receive lnbltattons even to such far
away functions as the fiftieth anniver
sary of the University of Sydney, New
South Wales.
These details are not to be gloated
over In any spirit of Jingo bumptious
ness, for It Is quite as true that he who
says, "What a brave boy I am!" la only
a Little Jack Horner as It Is true that
he who excuses, accuses, or that he
wbo belittles America belittles himself.
Hut tt Is worth while to gain hope and
courage from the fact that our moral
and Intellectual Influence, which can
not be forced into being undeserved.
grows apace with our material and
commercial influence, which alone
might be credited only to bigness and
the fear of It but which when so ac
companied Is a means to the usefulness
and uplifting value of American excel
lence to the worid.-New Yorit Press.
WONDERFUL HOG TRAINER.
Edward 8. Holder Has Achieved Dis
tinction in His Line.
Edward S. Holder, an Easterner, hat
achieved distinction as a hog trainer.
He has been In the business of training
horses for some years, and turning to
hogs he has had greater success than
anybody anticipated. He has taught
ten representative specimens to per
form as one group, and tbey do almost
Impossible things for hogs. Two of
them drive to a light wagon aa clev
erly a Shetland ponies. They teeter-
totter, walk a thin board, sit In chairs,
etc. Two of the group came from
the wilds of Florida, two from the hllU
of Georgia, two from the Mississippi
bottoms, two are Tennessee "elm-peelers,"
and two are from Bush County,
Ind. People are amazed at the Influ
ence exercised over the animals by
Holder, and they will not perform for
anybody else. The hogs perform clev
erest In troop. Each has a name, to
which he responds at call
'THE HORSE" A COMPOSITION.
Written by a Candidate for the HlKh
- School.
"The horse la a noble anlmaL He
Is the smartest animal of any animal
on earth. The horse Is a very pretty
animal and he Is more beautiful than
a cow. I like a cow, but I like a horse
better, because he Is more gentle and
you can ride him anywhere you have
to go. The horse is also a very care
ful beast because be Is the only ani
mal that wears shoes. The cow does
not wear shoes, the dog does not wear
shoes, the camel does not weur any
thing on his feet and the horse Is the
only beast that does not go barefooted.
The horse's shoes are different from
the shoes of a person, because be does
not take them off wbeohe goes Into
the house.
"The horse cannot talk like a person,
but be can come nearer to talking than
a giraffe, because the giraffe's neck is
so long that big voice gets stuck on Its
way to big mouth.
"There are many kinds of horses.
There Is the white horse, the black
horse, the gray horse, the brown horse,
the race horse, the clothes horse, tho
wood horse, the bobby horse, the night
horse, and there are many relations of
the horse, such as the horse pistol, the
Colt's revolver, the nightmare, the
horseless carriage, and the horse rad
ish. "The horse Is different from a per
son, because be has four feet aud ho
can walk on all four feet at the same
time. The horse baa four sides, a near
aide, an offside, a topside and a bottom
side.
"I like horses very much. I have a
horse, and he la very pretty. 1 ride
him every day, and when I get bigger
I am going to have some more horses.''
-Washington Times.
Burmese Women and Girls.
Not long ago Lord Dufferin remarked
that the Burmese are the only Eastern
nation among whom women are public
ly respected, honored and obeyed.
Woman In Burma bag always bad fair
play; she has been bound by no ties,
and she baa had perfect freedom to
make for herself Just such a life aa she
thinks beat fitted for her. She hag been
allowed to change as ber world
changed, and she baa lived In a very
real world a world of stern facta, not
fancies. Boys and girls grow np to
gether, but with the school days comes a
division. In great towns there are reg
ular schools for girls; but In the villages,
while the boyg are In the monasteries,
the g'rls are learning to weave and
herd cattle, and drawing water and col
lecting firewood. The daughters of bet
ter class people, aucb aa merchants and
clerks, and advocates, do not of course.
work at field labor.
Great Salt Lake.
According to the report of the United
States Geological burvey. Great Salt
Lake bag been steadily sinking for a
number of years. If that clear, briny
drop of ocean, left behind when the Pa
cific rolled westward, should sometime
dry pp Into a salt basin, there would be
grief and loss in Utah, since It bag be
come a prominent point for business
and pleasure. Aa to the cause of the
decline opinions vary. It is thought by
some that the lake la subject to cycles
of change, and thla Is Its low wa:er per
lod. Others attribute the sinking to the
clearing of the forests from the neigh
boring mountains, tbns destroying the
protection of the bead waters of many
gtreams flowing Into the lake.
A woman's Idea of refinement la to
be tall and this.
'
TRAINS THE HOO.
jggjftivenf.on
As a consequence of artificial props
gatlon the yield of cod In the coastal
waters between Maine and New Jer-
py hag in ten years Increased GO per
cent
Water thrown upon Ice In the Arctic
regions will shiver it Just as boillug
water breaks glass. This is because
(he Ice Is so much colder than the
ater.
French scientific Journals report that
a small room renews Its air through
Hie walls In an hour, with 25 degrees
Jifference between the outdoor aud in
aer temperature.
A cinematograph picture of the Sev
.rn Bore, believed to be the first mov
ing picture of a tidal wave, was ex
hlblted by Dr. Vaughan Cornish ut a
meeting of the Royal Geographical So
flety. The photograph Is clear and
Sharp, and the peculiar motion of a
tidal bore was accurately produced.
The film is 150 feet long and contains
2,400 Individual pictures.
Before the end of the present year
the work of laying the transpacific ca
ble to connect Canada with Australia
and New Zealand will be begun by the
British government. The manufacture
of the cables Is In progress, and a new
table-laying steamer, the largest ves
sel of the kind afloat la uuder cou-
Ktructlon. The longest span of the
new cable will be 3,500 miles, between
Vancouver Island and Fanning Island
Ui mldpaclflc Just north of the equator,
The total length will be about 8,000
lles. The cable will touch the Fiji
Ulands and Norfolk Island, will reach
Australia near Brisbane, and will cross
thence to New Zealand.
A very curious result of recent opera-
dons by the Trigonometrical Survey In
India la the conclusion, stated by Major
Burrard, that there Is, In the middle
of India, an underground, or burled
mountain range, a thousand miles In
length, and lying about parallel with
the chain of the Himalayas. This con
clusion Is based on the singularities of
the local attraction of gravitation In
central India, the plumb-line being de
flected southward on the north side of
the supposed subterranean chain and
northward on the south side, leading to
the Inference that a great elongated
mass of rock of excessive density un
derlieg the surface of the earth between
the two sets of observing stations.
A most Interesting light Is thrown on
the approaches toward civilization
made by the people wbo dwelt In cav
erns In France during the stone age
by the discovery of a great number of
drawings of animals on the walls of an
ancient cave at Combarelles In south
western France. Many of the draw
ings, which represent with surprising
skill, reindeer, mammoths and other
animals now extinct In southern and
western Europe, have become covered
in the course of time with thick layers
of stalagmite. Among the most Inter
esting pictures are gome which repre
sent horselike animals belonging to
two different species, and some of
these animals have baiters and other
attachments, plainly showing that they
had been subjected to the service of
man.
ROMANCE OF A 8T0WAWAY.
Marooned on Desert Island, He Dis
covers Great Treasure.
Of the vicissitudes of life few records
show so romantic a change as happen
ed to a young stowaway recently. Find
ing himself at Bombay minus friends
or the means of transit be spent bis
time on the quayside doing odd Jobs,
anxious to find favor In the eyes of a
friendly ship captain and so be per
mitted to work his way home. Fortu
nately, or unfortunately, bis first di
rect attempt was with the skipper of
the brig Nemo, loading for London.
Joey, as the youngster was called,
made a most disastrous choice, for not
only was bis offer to act as cabin boy,
or In any other menial position on
board, rejected, but be was hunted off
the ship with a rope's end. This very
act of severity, however, brought him
friends In the direction of the fo'castle.
where, unknown to tbe youngster, a
conversation amongst tbe men ended
In their offering to stow away the boy
until well clear of the coast
One night this wag successfully ac
complished, but when Joey made his
appearance on deck at tbe end of a few
days' Incarceration, be found the cap
tain more furious than before, treating
blm worse than a dog, and almost sorry
tbe ship was too far off to land tbe In
truder. Dame Fortune, however, came
unexpectedly to the skipper's aid.
Heavy weather had carried the Nemo
somewhat out of her course, and when
the wind subsided ber captain found
himself becalmed off one of the smaller
Islands to the south of the Laccadlve
group. To the astonishment of all, the
captain ordered out a boat with a few
days' provisions on board, and directed
the mate to take Joey and land him
forthwith on the barren Island. The
kindness of hla fellow-men In the ship
resulted In a hasty collection being
made of matches, a knife, gome flab
books, and other likely things handy,
with which the boy was presented on
his landing. He made no trouble about
the change, probably more than glad to
get away from hla tormentor.
When the boat returned to the ahlp
Joey smilingly waved big band, the
stout-hearted British youngster having
no fear at being marooned. lie set
about examining the Island, and found
It some three by two miles, wltb a ridge
running north and south Following
one of the large creeks, be was sur
prised to find It leading to a small har
bor, and, to bis astonishment there,
sure enough, was a ahlp, but disman
tled and abandoned. Making bis way
to ber side, be read tbe legend. Bun
shine, and a veritable ray of light It
proved to blm. Further examination
showed she bad been deserted, but un
der what conditions and how she ar
rived on the island, the lad was to find
out later. It wag sufficient for blm that
there she lay ready to be claimed.
The bull was sound, go far aa be
could see, her batches nnopened, and
presented little evidence of having been
tampered with since fastening down
In dock, so Joey walked ber deck whist
ling and fashioning out a scheme by
which be could secure big prize.
Some three weeke later bis smoke
sljrnst (rem the top of the ridge brought
a boat's crew to the shore, anticipating
finding a shipwrecked crew. Tbe boy
only told them bis history op to the
time of bis being landed, and bearing
his rescuers were bound for Bombay
bis heart leaped wltb delight aa that
was tbe nearest port On arriving there
he bad some difficulty In Interesting
any one In bis story wbo would be
likely to render tbe financial assistance '.
to recover tbe derelict Fiually be sue-1
ceeded, the wreck was recovered and .
brought to Bombay with safety, prov
ing to be tbe Sunshine, bound from
Bombay to Liverpool with wool, hides,
dyewoods and minerals, of the approxi
mate value of a million dollars. She
bad been dismantled at sea, aud under
the Impression that she was foundering
bad been abandoned, ber crew being
subsequently picked up at sea and re
porting the total loss of their vessel.
SAT NEAR KING EDWARD.
How a Etrlnir of Titles Influenced a
. Head Walter.
At the dinner given this week In this
city In honor of Henry A. Bishop, who
recently resigned as purchasing agent
of the New Haven Railroad to become
tbe bead of a railroad system In the
South. Samuel Keeseuden, of Stamford,
former member of the national Repub
lican committee, told a story of bow
be and John M. Hall, president of the
New Haven road, obtained seats near
tbe table of King Edward VII. at Ham
burg hist year.
"We were In Hamburg," said Mr.
Fessenden, "and learning that King
Edward VII. aud bis suite were to dine
at one of the hotels that evening, I
suggested to the 'Judge' that we try to
get a table near tbe royal party.
" 'You can If you wish,' was the re
ply. 'I don't care anything about It.'
"Not dlscouruged by this reply I
sought out the hotel and the bead wait
er thereof and told him that I wished
to get a table near to that of the royal
party. Tbe bead waiter-calmly and
decidedly told me that such a thing was
Impossible.
" 'But' said I, 'I have with me one
of the most distinguished gentlemen In
the United States. He Is president of
the great "Consolidated" Railroad,
president of the New York and New
Haven and Hartford Railroad, presi
dent of the Shore Line Road, president
of tbe Shepaug Road, president of the
Boston Air Line, president of the New
England Road, president of the Nauga
tuck Road '
"At this point the head waiter Inter
rupted me:
" 'Why, be must be Oommlssalre of
all tbe railroads In tbe United States;
I will see what I can do.'
"He saw, and the result was that the
Judge and I gat within ten feet of the
King that evening." New Haven Cor
respondence New York Sun.
Book Reviewers.
Sat two girls In a street car. They
were bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked.
They were not over 18 nor under 16.
They were passing their opinions on lit
erary products aud authors, past and
present Fragments of these opinions
floated through tbe car when its wheels
became quiet to let off or take on a pas
senger. Here are a few samples of
what they said:
"Don't you like Kipling?"
"Oh, I think he's too dear for any
thing! What was that be wrote about
plain plain "
" 'Plain Sails from the Riels.' "
'Yes; It reminded me so much of that
new book 'High and Fly' "
'You mean 'High and Dry,' don't
your
"Oh, yes, to be sure. How stupid of
mel Let me gee wbo was It wrote It?"
"Washington Irving."
"So It was; I believe he was a bach
elor."
'How do you like Shakspeare?"
'Oh, Isn't he a stunning writer?"
'Perfectly divine! Whut have you
read of his?"
"Oh, I've never read anything by
Shakspeare. Have your'
'Of course not but 1 think he's great
just the Bame. By the way, how do
you like Laura Jean Llbbey?"
"Say, Isn't she simply exquisite?"
"Too good to talk about!'
"Doesn't she describe love to perfec
tion?"
"Oh. I could die reading her books!"
At this point the car stopped opposite
the Statehouse, aud the two literary
critics passed out still gurgling over
the merits of their respective favorites,
Ohio State Journal.
Art Collector's Novel Idea.
One of Philadelphia's collectors of
modern paintings pursues an original
and happy Idea, which adds much to
his gallery's value. He sends to the
creator of each of his pictures If the
painter be living and If be be dead to
some member of bis family a photo
graph of tbe work and across the face
or the margin of the photograph the
painter certifies In obedience to tbe
collector's request that he executed
the picture of which the photograph Is
copy. Ugually, too, be tells where
and In what year he painted It; he
gives Its name and he appends a little
criticism of It favorable or unfavor
able, as the case may be.
Thus the collector has a beautiful
and large Thaulow, a study of running
water, and under the photograph of
this picture Thaulow himself sayg he
regards It aa one of bis best works.
He also baa a superb Jacque, showing
cows, chickens, horses, figures and in
struments of agriculture. Jacque'g
son writes of this work an admirable
appreciation.
.Such men aa Gerome, Bouguerean,
Benjamin Constant, Cazln, Dagnan,
Bouveret Schreyer, RIdgway, Knight
aud many others, sayg the Phlladel
puhla Record, certify and criticize In
thla way the worka of theirs that the
collection Includes.
Ghoata.
It Is a remarkable thing that while
men bave talked of ghosts since tbe
witch of Endor frightened Saul and
the old man "promissa barba borren
tlque caplllo" failed to frighten the
Athenian philosopher, mankind bag
come to no agreement aa to whether
there la such a thing aa a ghost at all.
Even Dr. Oliver Lodge, who addressed
the Society for Psychical Research re
cently, leaves the question unsettled.
In effect he asks: "What do you mean
by a gbostr
In one sense ghostly manifestations
are aa common aa bicycles and few peo
ple are without experience of gome In
stance of thought transmission or sub
conscious knowledge manifested espe
cially In a state of trance, and at pres
ent quite outside our knowledge of nat
ural law. But have gbosta objective
reality or, to avoid straying Into meta
physics and raising the ghost of Bishop
Berkeley, we will pot It thug: Is there
a ghost which baa the convincing pres
ence of a motor car, go that a million
onlookers would awear that tt wag
there? That la the question which la
tbe business of tbe society's "Investi
gation." and It la curious that It should
still remain a question. London Chron
icle. Explaining tbe Title.
"Tea, he's a 'skipper of Industry.'
''Ebt How sor
"If there Is any Industry around be
skips lt"-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
What bright th)ngg we all think of
when tbe opportunity Is past for say
Inf them!
How many things you pay too tnucb
for!
GEO. P. CROWELL,
Successor to E. L. Smith,
Oldest Established Uouae In the valley
DEALER IN
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Hardware,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not bave to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Lumber
Wood,
Posts, Etc.
Davenport Bros.
Lumber Co.
Have otiened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices and leave orders,
which will be promptly filled.
Regulator Line
STEAMERS
Regulator and Dalles City
Between The Dalles and Portland
Daily Except Sunday.
Leave Dalles 7 A. M.
A rrive Portland 4 P. M .
Leave 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,
General Agent.
White Collar Line
Portland -Astoria Route
Stf. "BAILEY GATZERT."
Daily round trips except Sunday.
TIMK CARD.'
Leaves Portland 7:00 A. M
Leaves Astoria 7:00 P. M
Through Portland connection with Steamer
Nahcotta from llwaco and Long Reach points.
White Collar Line tickets Interchangeable
with O. R. & N. Co. and V. T. Co. tickets.
The Dalles-Portland Route
STEAMERS
"TAHOMA" and "METLAKO"
Dally trips except Sunday.
Str. "TAHOMA."
Leaves Portland, Mon., Wed., Prl .7:00 A. M
Leaves The Dalles, Tues., Thurs. 8at,7:00 A. M
Str. "METLAKO."
Leaves Portland, Tiles., Thu., Sat 7:00 A. M.
Leaves The Dalles Mon., Wed., Frl 7:uo A. M.
Landing and office: Foot Alder Street. Both
phones Main Sol. Portland, Oregon.
AGENTS.
JOHN M. FILLOON The Dalles, Or
A. J. TAYLOR Astoria, Or
J. J. Lt'CKEY Hood River, Or
WOLFORD & WYERS White Salmon, Wash
J. O. WYATT Vancouver, Waali
R. H. GILRRETH Lyle, W ash
JOHN M. TOTTON... Stevenson, Wash
HENRY OLMSTED Carson, Wash
WM. BUTLER Butler, Wash
E.W. CRICHTON, .
Portland, Oregon
Oregon
Shot line
and union Pacific
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Perils n. Or. "IT1
Chicago Salt Lake, Denver, 4:30 p.m.
Portland Ft. Worth, Omaha,
Bimetal Kansas City, Bt.
9:uUa. m. Lniiia.Chicagoand
via East.
Huntington.
At'antle Walla Walla lwla- 8:10 a.m.
Express ton, Spokane, Min
S:M) p.m. nrapolis.St. Pant,
via Diihith. Mllwau-
Huntlngton. kee.ciiicagoAKast
Rt. Paul Salt Lake. Denver, 7:00a. ra.
Fast Mall Ft. Worth, Omaha,
- 6:16 p. m. Kansas City, Hi.
via Louis.CAlcaguaiid
Bpokaue tasL
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
FBOX PORTLAND.
All sailing dates! 4:00 p. m.
subject to change
For Ran Francisoo
frail every daya
Dally Cshmkla River 4Wp.m
Ex. Sunday gleaner. Ix. Sunday
s :ts li. m.
Saturday To Astoria and Way
I0:l p. m. Landings.
4:4&a.m WHIaawH llw. 4 X0iim
Mon., Wed. Water permitting. K, Sua,,!..
audFrl. Oregon City, New.
berg, Salem, Inde
pendence, Corval
1 is and May lnd-
insm.
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Tne Thu,. m siw. k0n..Pt
and Dal. Water permitting. i f,T
Oregon t:iiy. Da.,
km. Way Laud
tugs. aktlle. 'ijU.i.ton
OBUJ- I Monday"
At L. CRAIO,
General Paasrngw Agent. Portland. Or.
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