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Are the people at this place al! dean or
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR UNCLE SAM’S COLONIES
asl«»ep? My name Is John Dutch—I've
In a blaze of golden sunshine,
come twenty miles to fetch ’Squire
Sabbath morning sunshine gay.
Crayshaw that filly he said he’d buy
Laughed a girl with hair all glory,
¿'resh young face and eyes of gray
“You'll have to come in and wait, Mr.
Head uplifted, red lips parted,
Dutch. He won't be horn«» for ever so
Caroled she of faith's desire.
long,” Peggy said, hospitably, setting
Sang she with a voice of heaven
That was Molly in the choir.
open the door. Mr. Dutch shook his
head. “Can't wait,” he said, but got
Tn a flood of chastened glory,
down from his horse and led through
Great white light from out the Weat,
the yard gate a haltered filly, the very
Stood a woman, loveliest, fairest,
prettiest thing on four hoofs Peggy had
In her face her soul expressed.
ever seen. The filly pulled back, then
With a voice that pierced the stillness,
nipped at Dutch as though angry, but
Chastened sweetness rising higher,
when Malx»l ran up to her she put down
Sang she with a voice of heaven—
her dainty head to be stroked.
That was Molly in the choir.
“She Is mad with you because you
In the gloom of winter, beating
made her come too fast. See how her
’Gainst the pane tierce storm and sleet, flanks heave,” 1’eggy said,
Stands a woman, sorrow-laden.
smiled oddly as he answered: ‘•I had
With a face resigned and sweet.
to come fast. I am bound to go back
Still that voice that rises clearly
to-night, and the days are short now.
Thrills all hearts with holy fire;
Say, miss, didn’t your father leave the
Well she's used her gift from heaven—
money for me? I can't well go with
That is Molly in the choir.
The new colonial commission, which is to have general supervision sf the affairs of the Philippines, Porto Rico and Cuba,
out It—the filly, you see, Is Just partly
is composed of three men from the three States of Ohio, Michigan and Massachusetts. Gen. Robert Patterson Kennedy is
mine, and 'tother fellow’s a cross-graln-
the former Congressman from the Eighth District of Ohio. He served in the armies of West Virginia, the Potomac, the
ed chap that don’t trust anybody.”
Cumberland and the Shenandoah. When he was mustered out he returued to his home at Bellefontaine and became a
“He didn’t leave any money at all but
lawyer. He was internal revenue collector in 1878 and lieutenant governor of Ohio in 1885. He is prominent as a jurist in
Ohio. Charles W. Watkins, of Grand Rapids, Mich., has been long well known to Secretary Alger, who feels he can rely
my hundred dollars,” Peggy said, try
implicitly on the sound judgment of the colonial commissioner from Michigan, as well as on that of the two other gentlemen
ing to speak carelessly. Dutch laughed
who make up its personnel. The third member of the commission, Lieut. Col. Curtis Guild Jr., of Boston, is engaged in
again. “Funny!” he said, “but that’s
Cuba as inspector general on the staff of Gen. Lee. Col. Guild is a son of the editor of the Boston Commercial Bulle
ELP me think. I have got just the price of this beauty. She's
tin and is well known in Massachusetts.
to do something. I feel so
The commission’s headquarters will be located in Washington. The peculiar functions of the commission will be more
—so responsible,” I’eggy to be partner with a skinflint. Suppose
economic than political. They will concern the granting of franchises, the supervision of public works and of engineering
enterprises, which are now rapidly multiplying in the new territories, with a promise of development in the future that is
said to Mabel, who answered, sticking you buy the beast, seeln’ the ’Squire
not less than appalling to the war office.
out her chin: “1 do hope, I’eggy Cray- ain’t here—and then tell him if he
shaw, nobody else won’t never die and wants her, why! lie must give you two
leave you a hundred-dollar bill. You hundred.”
HILLIS GOES TO BROOKLYN.
“Oh, Peggy! Don’t!” Mabel said GOVERNOR OF PENNSLYVANIA. Ing belles, her sweet disposition and
ain’t good for anything in the world
womanly graces making her then what
since your father brought it home.”
Hi» Rise from Poverty and (lbecnrity she is now, a great social favorite. She Chicago’a Brilliant Preacher Called to
the Pulpit of Plymouth Church.
to Wealth and Distinction.
“If he had Just taken It with him!” "Don’t you mind her, Mr. Dutch,” she
married Dr. D. P. Hlckllng, an emin
Peggy sight'd; "mother wanted him to, said. “Of course. I'll give you the
When Hon. W. A. Stone, newly elect ent physician of Washington, anil they
Chicago's brilliant preacher has been
but he said It was safer here. As if money. Father must have forgotten ed Governor of Pennsylvania, took the have two bright little ones, a dainty called to the pulpit of Plymouth
anybody would think of picking pock you were coming, but I won’t make oath of office and assumed the reins daughter of 4 and a robust boy of 2. Church, Brooklyn, made famous by
ets at a wedding! And they won’t be him pay me quite two hundred. That of State government there entered the By his second marriage Gov. Stone has Henry Ward Beecher and recently va
back until almost midnight. It’s ten wouldn’t be fair—would it?”
executive mansion at Harrisburg a hail six children, four of whom are liv cated by Lyman Abbott. The friends
“Anything’s fair In a horse trade,” man who has cllmlied to his present ing. Miss Jean, a vivacious girl of 14 of Kev. Dr. Newton Dwight Hillis ex
miles at least to Cousiu Fanny Gor-
Dutch said. “But let’s finish our bar high position over unusual obstacles of and her younger sister. Miss Margaret, pect that he will achieve the same
“I never saw a hundred-<lollar bill. gain. I must be movin’ fast. Get the poverty and difficulties and who may are attending boarding school at Lake measure of renown and popularity as
Let me look at yaurs—if you know money, please, while I write a receipt.” truthfully be called “a self-made man." Forest. John, a handsome lad of 12, did the Illustrious men whom he suc
“In just a minute,” Peggy said, lead
where it is,” Mabel said, almost pens
Pennsylvania is very like his distinguished father ceeds.
ively. Peggy gave her red skirts an ing the way to her father’s desk. As
Dr. Hillis is a native of Iowa and 40
both in looks and manner, while Isa
airy flirt, saying: "Of course 1 know Dutch sat down he looked apprehens
bella, the baby of 7, complies tills In years old. He was educated at Grin
where it Is. Do you reckon they would ively over his shoulder through the
nell Academy, at Lake Forest Uni ver-
teresting family group.
not tell me, so I couldn’t get It flrst open door, and sakl almost in a whis
per: “Make haste.”
thing if the bouse should catch fire?”
Hand In hand, Peggy and Mabel ran
"I thought maybe they hid It until
Official tests of the eyesight of Balti
they could buy you those two cows to find Seraphlne. Seraphlne had van-
more school children—tests ordinarily
with It,” Mabel auswered, meekly. ishi'd. Yet the room was undisturbed,
used by oculists—to the number of 53,-
Peggy smiled, but said, austerely: the windows fast, the door securely
067 show some Interesting and suggest
“Mother said I must not be vain and latch«»d, Tipsy, the white kitten, sleep
ive results. More than 9,000 pupils
purseproud, an«l I don’t mean to be; ing peacefully bt-slde the fire. The
were found to have such defects in
but it will be nice to have $1,000 all my
these organs as to make school work
own when I’m 21. And father says he struck, then began to cry. Dutch dan
unsafe, while 53 per cent, of the chil
will give me the keep of the cows for c'd In to them. “If you’ve been fooling
dren were found not to be in the en
WHERE STONE WAS HORN.
the calves, so the milk and butter in
joyment of normal vision. Curiously
eight years will make me a nice little agely. “You had that hundred dollars farmers, highly respected, but poor. enough, this percentage of defective
—I know It—I know about your aunt’s
Through all of the early years of his eyesight steadily decrease«! with the
"Oho! You’r«* llk<> the milkmaid over will. Give it to me. Quick! Quick! Do lioybood he had but three months of ag«> of the pupils. The percentage of
In the back of tit«' spelling book,” Mabel
each year at school, and that a little normal vision was found to be as fol
“Hardly—when you leave a stolen country one; the remaining nine lows in the different grades: First
broke In. Peggy grew very seller. “It’s
thlnkln’ about her makes me so un filly plain to view,” a man said, step months he bore his share of the bur grade, 35; second, 41; third, 47; fourth,
DR. NEWELL I)WIGHT
easy,” she said. “Suppose something ping behind Dutch and seizing both dens Incident to a farm. At 17 he en 49; fifth, 48; sixth, 48; seventh, 54; slty, and at McCormick Seminary. For
should go with the money. You know wrists. Dutch struggled hard, but was listed in the war, and came out, at the eighth, 56. No explanation is offered
three years after leaving his theological
in th«' story Ixsiks something always promptly knocked down by the Sheriff close of hostilities, two years later, a for this improvement In eyesight with
studies he was pastor of the First Pres
«lex's happen to the money, when It Is and his deputies, who had been hot on second lieutenant. Then for several age and th«» use of the eyes under !
byterian Church of reoria. Ill. Within
left at home with nobody but girls to the trail. “I really thought better of
that time he built a new church at a
you, Hankins,” the Sheriff said, as he
take care of It.”
cost of $50,000. From 1890 to 1894 he
"You surely ain’t ’frald of robbers?” snapped the handcuffs on his prisoner.
preached from the pulpit of the First
Mabel laughed. “There never was one “It Isn't like you to botch things this
Church of Evanston, Ind., where he
In th«' county, father says. Nor tramps
likewise upreared a new church build
grown careless—as you had stolen sev
ing. In December, 1894, he succeeded
“You never can tell what’s going to en horses and got away with them,
Prof. Swing, of Central Church, Chi
happen,” I’eggy said. "Anyway. I’m
The new pastor of Plymouth will
goln’ to get out the money, and we’ll the eighth, no matter want you did.”
preach in Brooklyn the same creed he
“How did he get my hundred dollar
study up when' we’ll put It, so it shall
has preached In Chicago. It Is the creed
bill? Make him tell. Make him give It
b«' perfectly safe.”
of broadest Christianity and humanity,
"Why! It’s Just. Ilk«» any other bill.
the creed of Beecher. Dr. Hillis Is also
I thought It would lx* ever so big,” orchard,” Peggy cried, shrilly. The
a writer and has been well called “the
Mabel said, ns Peggy unlocked her fa j Sheriff look«*! significantly nt Ilank-
poet-preacher of the end of the cen
ther's desk, touched the spring of the i ins. Hankins shook his head. “1 came
secret drawer and drew out a bit of j after it,” he said, defiantly, “but sure
crisp green paper. Together they spread ' as I’m In these bracelets, If It's gone,
“PROPHETESS OF EVIL"
It flat on tile desk and trad'd the figures J somebody else got It. If I had got it,
The High Priestess of the Dreyfusards
with eager, Imppy fingers. “You se«' you'd a-never caught me. The st«>ek's
Predicts France's Ruin.
it’s hundred all right!” Peggy said, dead beat—I'd a-left it and struck for
Georgiana Weldon is the latest Paris-
with n not«* of triumph which she tried i the railroad. 1 knew you were not two
ian sensation. She lias written a
vnlnly to subdue. Mabel s«iuluted at it I miles behind.”
pamphlet which Involves those army
Search proved that he told the truth.
critically. "If I was you I’d pin it
men who have said that Dreyfus Is
tight to my underlxsly,” sh«‘ said, “then When the Sheriff had taken him away,
guilty, and in which she predicts the
It couldn't get lost, and nobody eoukl Peggy and Mabel ransacked the prem
downfall of the nation.
ises. They looked under the Ixsls, In
This woman has been the scourge of
“That won't do at all. Of course, rob every drawer and cuddy, the kitchen
a few great men in her time and the
bers would look In our clothes first closet, the woodsln»«!, even the pigeon
puzzle of courts and specialists In psy
thing, after they didn't find It in the house, the chicken coop and the pump-
desk,” Peggy answered.
“Besides, shed. “I don't believe It could have terms lit» taught school during the day- school conditions. It was found, how chiatry. In 1872 she was a concert
we're goln’ in th«' orchard for a basket got to the barn.” Peggy said despair tlim» and at night studied until the wee ever, that many blackboards and maps singer In London, and on the occasion
of sweetings, and It might work l«x»se.” ingly, “ami the cellar door is locked suin' hours Utting himself for his pro In the schools were not placed In the of Gounod’s visit there she spread the
"Oh, I know wher«* It'll b«> safe! Let's fast and tight,” Mabel added, through fession. the law. He was admltt«»d to proper light, and the report of the ocu report that the German composer was
put It under Seraphim*'« new face be sympathetic tears. Still they searched practice In 1870. For th«» next twenty lists recommends yearly examinations
fore we sew It on. Nobody In the work! spasmodically, with no appetite for years he was in active factor in the hereafter of the pupils’ eyesight; also
would ever And It there." Mattel cried, anything but sweetcake, until 'Squire politics of his State and in 1890 he was the adoption of a uniform system of
Peggy heard her almost with envy. Crayshaw and his wife came home elect«»«! to Congress, where he remained adjustable seats and desks adapted to
Seraphlne was her biggest doll, a stout, from the wedding. They brought a until lit» resigned to become chief ex- the heights of the children.
bunchy rag damsel, who had a new great bumllt* of goodies, the sight of
staring, ch an, white countenance every which consoled Mabel to such an ex
Solely I’ecan.e They
year of her life. If th«' bill, neatly tent that Peggy said, between sobs: “I
Had No Suitable Pipe«,
fohled, mad«* her file«* somewhat bloat wouldn't sit there and gorg«» Iced
P«»opl«» forgetful of the real status of
ed, as Mnlx'l said, nolxxly that ev«*r pttuml-cnke, Mabel Bert, If you had—
live«! would guess th«* reason for It. liad lost your whole fortune.”
mechanical economy In the time of the
Just as she sakl it th«^e cam«» a qmx-r
I’eggy added, "We mustn't put her
Romans have often expressed wonder
away In th«' closet, or a drawer. That lumlierlng pit-pat on the kitchen stairs,
that they built expensive aqueducts
might make th«' robbers think well which tan up In one corner and led to a
when, It Is proved, they knew the hy
Just throw her ther«» on th«» window low, dark closet. Peggy and Mab.'l
drostatic principle» that water rises al
seat, wher«' we can keep an eye on her, had looked It through as best they
ways to its own level.
nml we will look Ilk«' we had beeu play might by light of the stable lantern,
The principle r«»ason undoubtedly
turning Inside out everything but
ing with her ami had droppisl her.”
was that they had no suitable material
GIORGIANA * fa. 1. DON.
“Yes,” Mabel nodded, "and If any Rose's box lied •»'side the warm chim
to make pipes which would staud the
thing comes we’ll pick her up and slip ney, In which Bose himself, most wng-
enormous pressure Inseparable from an about to become a British subject. It
out to th«» orchard. They never 01« 11 glsh of shepherd puppies, lay curled
underground system. Lead was out of was all Gounod could do to persuade
Anti us If we get up high where the Into a fuzzy ball. Boae was coming
th«» «]u«'stion for the purpose* because his fellow countrymen to the contrary.
KXK< I T1VE MANSION. IIARR1SRUKG.
leaves are so thick In the to;«« of the down th«> stairs now. moving sidewise,
the pipes would have to be made so 8he claim«*! Gounod's compositions as
with something scarlet and iu-avylsh
disproportionately thick, and, besides, her own and ««»cured a Judgment
“Let’s go ther«» right now! I’m apple In his mouth. At sight of his master
water flowing for mil«>s through lead against him for $50.000 In the English
hungry," Peggy said, reaching for the he tumbled down the last thr«»e steps, wealths of the Union.
courts. She sued Rochefort for libel,
The executive mansion nt Harris would be poisonous. Short lead and was committed to Insane
basket. Mabel plek«*d up Seraphlne. dashed across the floor and laid the
clay pipes were uaed by them in their
but Peggy said with emphasis, “Mabel something at his feet, wagging his tall
cities and lions«»« for the supply of which she sued immediately on being
Bert. Is that all tin* sens,* you have got? and looking up, as if for a word of
rcleas«»d. She was «eut to a convent.
regime of Its new mistress. Mrs. Stone baths, but without caat Iron, which
Suppose we met the robbers right at th«» praise.
where she still resides, but there are
loves society and is never happier than
“Why. It’s Seraphlne! He carrl«'«! her
Dreyfusards who desire to carry her
d«x>r as w«> came back? They'd know
when dispensing the hospitality of her have made pipes to «»arry water long
right off we hail a reason for lugging off to bls bed!” Mabel scream«»«!. Peggy home. Their Washington residence distances. Lastly, the water brought through the streets of Paris In a
had her arms about th«» puppy’s mvk.
was not nearly so pretentious as the to Rome was strongly Impregnated chariot.
“They'd Just think we were fond of “Oh. you darling! You saved my hun executive mansion, of which we pre with lime, ami this would have caused
her. 1 am!" Mabel said stoutly, cud dred dollar blllf’ she cried.—Cincinnati sent our n-ndera a picture, but during a great incrustation lu pipes and neces
Then» are eight kinds of kisses men-
dling Seraphin«» am! smoothing her nx!
the eight years in which Gov. Stone sitated frequent opening and cleaning, tioned In scripture: Salutation <1 Sam.
skirts affectionately. But I’eggy snatch
was in Congress It was always a favor whereas an aqueduct, on«»e built, xx.41. 1 Tiles», v. 2«b; valediction (Ruth
ed the doll ami flung her against the
ite n»sort with society, and Mrs. Stone's would, as events have proved, last for I. 9); reconciliation i2 Sam. xiv. 33);
window seat with a resounding thump,
dinners and receptions were amoug the a very long time with a very moderate subjection <Ps. 11.
II. I 12); approbation
then l«ange<1 the door Itehlud her and work«»«! nw fully han! |s»tato«'s have to notable ones of the season.
am«^int of repairs.
i I’rov. xxiv. 2»b; adoration il Kings xiv.
ran with Mabel for th«» apples.
Gov. Stone has bevo married twice.
they don’t come in cans.
No g«HMl luck ever «urprteea a girl of IS); treachery (Matt. xxvi. 49); affec-
They w«»re gone only a minute—at
By his tlrst marriage there were two
and bad luck rarely surprises tlou • Gen. xiv. 15).
least It seem«*! so to themsdve«, but
children, Stephen Stone, a Pittsburg
when they got back a tall man hallooed as to which Is the more tickle, men or attorney, and Mrs. Hlckllng. of Wash
It in said that a colored man has a
women. Both ar«» so fickle that they ington. As Miss Harriet Stone. Sirs.
lustily at the gate.
A bug exterminator that doesn't ex greater longing for straight hair than
Bay! Come hero, rou young misses!,
UlckUng a as oue of the capital s reign terminate is a hum bug.
an old man has for youth.
MOLLY IN THE CHOIR.
ART OF APT REPLY.
Fame Example. of Felicitou« Expres
sion« in Ticklish Places.
The art of avoiding a conversational
unpleasantness by a graceful way ot
putting things belongs, in its highest
perfection, to the East. When Lord
Dufferin was viceroy of India he had a
“shlkarry,” or sporting servant, whose
special duty was to attend the visitors
at the vice regal court on their shoot
ing excursions. Returning one day
from one of these expeditions the sbl-
karry encountered the viceroy, who,
full of courteous solicitude for bls
guests’ enjoyment, asked:
"Well, what sort of sport has Lord
“Oh,” replied the scrupulously polite
Indian, "the young sahib shot divinely,
but God was very merciful to the
Compare this honeyed form of speech
with the terms in which an English
gamekeeper would convey his opinion
of a bad shot, and we are forced to ad
mit the social superiority of Lord Sal
isbury’s "black man.” But if we turn
from the Orient to the Occident, and
from our dependencies to the United
Kingdom, the art of putting things is
found to flourish better on Irish than
on Scotch or English soil. We all re
member that Archbishop Whately is
said to have thanked God on his death
I h *<1 that he had never given a penny in
indiscriminate charity. A successsor
of the apostles might have founil more
suitable subjects of moribund self-con
gratulation, and I have always rejoiced
in the mental picture of the archbishop,
in all the frigid pomp of political econ
omy, waving off the Dublin beggar
“Go away; go away. I never give to
anyone in the street,” and receiving the
"Then where would your reverence
have me wait on you?”
A lady of my acquaintance who Is a
proprietress in County Galway Is In the
habit of receiving her own rents. One
day, when a tenant farmer had pleaded
long and unsuccessfully for an abate
ment, he exclaimed as he handed over
“Well, my lady, all I can say is that
if I had my time over again, it’s not a
tenant farmer I’d be. I’d follow one of
the learned professions.”
The proprietress gently replied that
even In the learned professions there
were losses as well as gains, and, per
haps, he would have found professional
life as precarious as farming.
"Ah, my lady, but how can that be?”
replied the son of St. Patrick. “If
you’re a lawyer—win or lose, you’re
paid. If you’re a doctor—kill or cure,
you’re paid. If you’re a priest—heaven
or hell, you're paid.”
Who can imagine an English farmer
pleading the case for an abatement
with this happy mixture of fun and
Tim Webster was being
bribing a colored witness, Sam John-
Bing. to testify falsely, relates the De-
trolt Free Press.
“Yo’l say the defendant offered you
$50 to testify in bis behalf?” asked the
lawyer of Sam.
“Now. repeat what he said, using Ufa
"He said he would gib me $50 If
“He didn’t speak in the third person,
“No, sah; he tuck good care dat dar
were no third pusson 'round; dar was
only two—us two.”
“I know that, but he spoke to you In
the flrst person, didn’t he?”
"I was de fus’ pusson myself, sah.”
"You don’t understand me. When ho
was talking to you did he say, ‘I will
pay you $50?’ ”
“No, sah; he didn’t say nothin’ 'bout
you payin’ me $50. Your name wasn’t
mentioned, ’ceptln’ be told me ef eber I
got into a scrape you was de best law
yer in San Antone to fool de Jedge and
de Jury—In fac’, you was de best In
town to cover up reskelity.”
For a brief, breathless moment the
trial was suspended.
Very Safe Indeed.
There is such a thing as taking too
good care of a precious article. A
Southern exchange tells of a “cracker"
couple who came to a minister to be
They were to have the ceremony per
formed with a ring, and the groom was
terribly afraid be should lose it. So
was the bride, and she kept asking:
“John, you slio' you got that ring?”
"I'm sho', now, Mary.”
“Whar you got it, John?”
“I’ve got It In my mouth. I ain’t
g’an’ to lose It now.”
When the ceremony was In progress,
and the place was reached where ths
ring was In order, the clergyman said:
"Let me have the ring, please.”
The bridegroom gulped, choked, stut
tered. and Anally exclaimed despair*
“Lawshy, I done swallered it!”
Velocity of Sound.
Some Interesting experiments on the
velocity of sound were recently made
by M. Frot. near Bourges. Two sets of
experiments gave for the velocity In air
at 0 degrees centigrade mean results of
330.6 and 330.9 meters per second. The
times were mensured automatically by
A woman'» idea of being cultured la
to look at terrapin as Indifferently when
invited out as she looks at fried txuxK