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A lonely sail In the east sea-room,
I have put out for the port of giootn.
The voyage Is far on the trackless tide.
The watch is long, and the seas are wide.
The headlands blue in the sinking day
Kiss me a hand on tae outward wuy.
The fading gulls, as they dip and veer,
I.ift uie a voice that is good to hear.
The great winds come, and the heaving
The restless mother, is calling me.
The cry of her heart is lone and wild,
Searching the night for her wandered
Beautiful, weariless mother of mine.
In the drift of doom 1 am here, I am
Beyond the fathom of hope or fear,
From bouru to bourn of the dusk 1 steer.
Swept on in the wake of the stars, in the
Of a roving tide, from dream to dream.
you played on me when you put that
letter in my pocket yesterday, but it
threatens to break up my family, and
1 ask as a favor that the chap who did
it will Just write a letter to my wife
and tell her it was a bit of fun and
that I am not to blame in the slightest
degree. I don’t want to know who It
was. All I ask is that the thing be
It was late In the afternoon. There
came a ring at the door bell pertain
ing to the Ferguson dwelling, and a
messenger delivered a letter addressed
to Mrs. George Ferguson.
She opened It and lean:
"Dear Mrs. Ferguson—In a spirit of
mischief I slipped a letter in your hus
band's coat pocket yesterday which I
fear may have fallen Into your hands,
and In order to atone for any misun
derstanding It may possibly have caus
ed I wish to say that I wrote it myself
and that It is purely imaginary. With
great respect, I subscribe myself yours
This was signed “Marcellus Hankin
Hardly had she finished reading this
when another messenger came and left
another letter. It read thus:
"My Dear Mrs. Ferguson: I have a
little confession to make. Yesterday,
in a thoughtless moment. I wrote a let
ter purporting to come from some wom
an and dropped It Into your husband’s
pocket. For fear you may have seen It
1 take occasion to assume the respon-
EOIIGE FERGUSON, what does
The voice was that of Mrs. Fer
guson—shrill, piercing, and ominous.
“What does what mean?" asked
She held it up.
“Laura, have you been---- ”
“No, 1 haven’t been searching your
pockets. You know 1 haven’t. I was
moving your coat from this chair, and
a letter fell out. This Is the letter. It
Is directed to you, and It's in u wom
an's hand. You haven't told me of
any correspondence you are carrying
on with----- ”
“Open It and read It, Laura," inter
rupted Mr. Ferguson. “If there was
any letter In my pocket I didn't know siblllty for the clumsy joke and to apol
it. Go nliend and read It. Maybe It's ogize for It. With great respect, yours
a millinery hill.”
The signature was “Oliver Peduncle.”
Scorning to reply to this, Mrs. Fergu
Then there came another letter—also
son opened the letter and ran her eye
by special messenger. It was as fol
"Oh, you didn't know this was in lows:
"My Dear Madam: lardon me for
your pocket!" she piped. “You didn’t
know it! Maybe It's a millinery bill, addressing you, but I wish to plead
is it? Listen! ‘My dearest George’— guilty to the perpetration of a foolish
so you’re somebody else's dearest Joke on your husband yesterday. I
wrote a love letter (signed 'Dollie,' If I
remember rightly) and slipped It Into
Mr. Ferguson's coat pocket. Fearing It
may have met your eye 1 write this to
exonerate your husband and to take
upon myself the entire blame for the
silly performance. Respectfully yours.”
It was signed "A. Spoonamore.”
The bewildered woman had hardly
perused this note atii laid It on the par
lor table with the others, when a fourth I
cr.me. It was to thin effect:
“Permit me, my dear Mrs. Ferguson,
tr atone for an act of thoughtlessness
committed yesterday. Yielding to a
hrsty impulse, I wrote a letter to your
husband purporting to come from some
feminine admirer. Tills 1 placed in one
of the pockets of Ills coat, unknown to
him. As It may possibly have fallen
Into your hands, I take the liberty of
assuring you that I alone am to blame
for the stupid joke and to express my
The signature to this was "Wesley
Illis l.KTTfH DKOI'I'KI* OCT or YOUH
About two hours later Mr. Ferguson
George, are you? ‘My dearest George: came home. He was whistling, with
When are you coming to see me again? apparent unconsciousness of any do
1 am very lonely'—she Is very lonely, mestic trouble, past, present, or to
is she? Oh, you two faced hypocrite!— come.
‘if you eau't come, George, dearest, do
“George," exclaimed Mrs. Ferguson,
write!’ she wants you to write If you In a high pitch al voice, as she met hltn
can’t come, does she?—'You can't tliluk, at the door, "whore are those other let
dearest George, how I miss----- ’ "
“What nonsense are you reading,
Laura?" demanded George, beginning
WRECKING A BRIDGE.
to lie roused. "Do you menu to say
“I mean to say I am reading this let
ter you told me to rend. Mr. Ferguson.
I am rending this letter I found In your
that dropped out of your pocket. You
don’t know anything nbout It, don’t
yotl? 'You can't think, dearest George
Novel llae of Electricity Sncceaefully
Tried nt Clinton* Ind.
without Injuring In any way the sus
taining piers and masonry. This was
apparently a very easy tas«c, but, after
consultation with bridge builders,
house wreckers. r!ggens, engineeta, and.
In fact, every one who had a plan to
suggest, the only practical plan evolved
was to build a false work and take the
bridge down piecemeal. To blow the
bridge up with dynamite would prob
ably injure the piers, and to burn it
would likewise crack and injure the
masonry. The thirty days elapsed, and
no plan had been decided ui>on. An ex
tension of the time for one week was
granted. At this point a young elec
trician living In Clinton came to the
fore with a scheme to literally cut the
bridge down with hot electric wires,
and this unique plan was fiually suc-
ctesfully carried out with the greatest
satisfaction, the operation requiring
but ten hours.
The bridge, which was built In 1853,
consisted of three spans, with a 70-foot
draw, and, as already mentioned, was
735 feet long. Each of these spans was
Qomis>sed of nine chords, each consist
ing of three nine-inch by nine-inch yel
low poplar timbers. It Ls perfectly evi
dent, therefore, that if each of these
timbers was cut through simultaneous-
1 -, the span would drop Into the river
without injuring the piers. Current
was secured from a near-by generating
plant, and leading wires were run to
the farthest span. Each of the timbers
cut was next encircled with a heavy
resistance wire and connections run to
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Death of Lieut. Col. Miley, Who Was
I r >minent at Santiago.
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army. He was a lieutenant in the artil
lery branch of the regulars and was ou
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the main circuit. The resistance of
these wires was so proportioned that
the passage of an electric current of
definite strength would bring them to a
cherry red. Just on the same principle
as an Incandescent lamp filament Is
brought to a nearly white heat. To
make the cutting, or more correctly,
burning, more positive, a five-pound
sash weight was hung at the bottom
of each loop. In exactly one hour and
forty minutes after the application of
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the current each timber was cut
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river. This operation was repeated
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"Papa," said the boy, as they drove
along, “that's the same horsefly that
was buzzing around the horse when we
started out, isn't It?"
“Then one horsefly will follow one
horse more’n a dozen miles, won’t it?”
“It seems so.”
“I reckon," said the boy, who had
l»een busy thinking again, “you'd call it
a one-horse fly, wouldn't you?"
"Then It was a one-horse town where
we got tills rig, wasn't it?”
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At n Distance It Looks as if a Battle
ship Waa Approaching.
Tlie 735-foot bridge over the Wabash
at Clinton, Ind., was wrecked In Au
gust by a Hoosier, who employed the
heating |x»wer of an electric current to
do the work, without Injury to the sub
“Lnurn. are you fool enough to think structure, This exceedingly interest
that's genuine? Don't you know bet ing feat Is described lu the Western
ter than to Imagine----- ”
It appears that the bridge was, up
“I am a fool, am I. Mr. Ferguson?
to that time, the only toll bridge In the
Well, I'll Just show you----- ”
State, and waa owned by one man. It
"Let me see the letter."
“Let you see It? What do you wnnt had become antiquated, and the county
to see It for? Oh, no. Mr. Ferguson! authorities purchased ft with the Idea
A Greedy Crane.
I am going to keep It aud show It to of erecting a steel bridge In Its place,
using the same piers and approaches.
A New York man claims to have shot
"Well, hold It so I can look at it. I Under the terms of the contract, the a crane up In the Adirondack. that had
promise you solemnly I will not at owner of the bridge was to remove the [ forty-live trout In Its stomach, none of
superstructure Inside of thirty days. ( which weighed less than a pound.
tempt to tnke It away from you.”
“I'll see that you don't. Here It la.
Now look nt It. Stay right where you
ODD FLOATING BRIDGES OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
are, George Ferguson. Don’t you come
a step nearer!"
“How can I see It ten feet away?
Lay It down and then come and tie my
hands tiehlud me If you are afraid
"Oh. yes! Igiy It down and you'll
grab It! I see through you! What'a
'the use of pretending you never saw
“There doesn't seem to be any use In
It—that's a fact. Nevertheless, I as
sure yon, Laura, ou my honor as a
"tin your honor! Humph!"
"Yes, on my honor—h'mph! I have
never aeen that letter before. I never
put It In my pocket I didn't know It
was there. 1 am not anybody else's
dearest George, and that letter la a
Floating bridges are picturesque affa'rs, but one who ventures on them for
clumsy fake got up by somebody who the first time feels that he is risking his safety in crossing. The one shown In
wants to have a little fun with me—" the illustration does not span, but lies upon the beautiful Morrell river, in Trince
“I wish 1 could believe It! Ob, Edward Island. The central portion is merely a raft, attached at each end to
slightly more stationary divisions. The stretch is long, and as a vehicle crosses
the bridge sways and threatens to float down stream. In the flood seasons, or
even at high tide, the water frequently comes up over the timbers, and as the
horse splashes through the water the sense of uneasiness Increases if one Is not
“Boys,” said George Ferguson the bred to such methode of getting from one side of a river to another. In winter
next day when be went Into the office the bridge is emb.si.led so firmly In the ice that It is as stable as the Brooklyn
where he wan employed downtown. | bridge, but at that season it is not needed, tor one may cross anywhere on the
“that was a good Joke some one et
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