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BY PETER ITARTHUR.
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Slinnitis Y.hor Ciunplx-'lt tuhl mu this
Story out? n Inter nljilit ns we revolved
before tht' open llrol;ice In lili old log
house. Our liitcka were frecKln;: wlille
our faees were Koorelilii. mul It wns
'only by tinning lll:e ehlel.eiis oit-n spit
tlint we )iiltl l;eep comfiirtntih' lu
front of tin; eortl woml lire, lie tolil It
hi the highland (Jaelle. not heeause he
eouhl not speak Ilnllsli. but beeause
, bo could be more tluent hi Ids mother
Vmikuo. so this version Is merely a
i translation. Moreover. It Is translated
fe,. from the spoken word rather than the
fiwrlUeii: but. being true. 1 hope It will
jj'uof lose all Its humor la the retelling.
klf from time to time 1 chance to Use a
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".Evi:n iif.Aud unw mTo.M.D M'piiAn. got
;aelle Idloni. It will not be because 1
'nm trying to give the narrative a na-
tiouallty. but because It all comes back
H- to me in the expressive words in
which 1 llrst heard it. and I must trans-
late It us best I can. While Shamus
told the story his face was alternately
In the Ugh! and shadow, but whatever
rills position I could always see hie eyes
tipaikllug betwven his bushy eyebrows
f. nnd the patriarchal white beard that
hung from his high cheek bones to bis
. "So you've never heard how Dugald
l'.el'linll got married.-haven't youV Uf
course uiu.-t of the old people who
Uknew It :ire dead now, and Dugald hru
Llieeu the head elder In the L". 1'. church
for HO years past, thank to his wile
ltetsev. whi) nun e a man of i in. Hut
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nu iratn ,,ii li i-i i ,ni, i ikiii-ii ii. mil,
Tiger Dunlop laughi'tl at it till the last
tlay of Ids life. I often wonder he big. long legged gnitiler
illdn't make a story of It for Hlack- " 'The house is lonely Without a nils
wood's or Eraser's, for he wrote plenty tress, anil I have been loi.klllg at you
In his day. and they were good ones, In the church and have lililde up my
too. though he had uo very high regard mind tlmt you ure'the vouinn I Want.'
for the truth. Hut perliap-i It was tie- " "' that's why you liMVe been
cause he and Betsey came lo be great gawking at. tup In church. Is iti'
I. friends, and he didn't think it right to
Pfiuake the wits of Loudon and IMin-
burgh laugh at her husband. He a I-
pfcy.-n.vai tupped over with the Mcl'halls
awlien the liucluess of the Camilla com-
Jl'l'lllV liijtm.Kr 111. I flltl! IV'I V Mllll lllHtll'
ii time w.;en 1 was a boy I made fta
foxcuse to go over to the house to hear
Well, the truth Is that when Dugald
'McBkuii made up his mind to get mar-
Hed he Just ran amuck, as I am toid
(that the negro Malays do when any-
Ithlug touches their brains. He was a
Slioy of 4U at the lime and so bashful ""'.v fomnl out what ws the matter
(that he wouldn't come from the Ileitis iht'' s!lM h" served him right, so Dm
for his meals when any of the women J-""1'1 wwt nway and sat down III the
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for girls of the oettleiiieut weie at the
iious'c on a visit.
His mother died lu the fall or the
year, r.ntl l.e anil Ills rather kept bach-
M'elor's hall through the winter, ami a
l!'ili-..?iW tlnif thev hatl of It. TfiV old
imau was Kettluir weak anil thin blood-
fed. and many a morning he sut before
Sfftho Ore anil grumbleil because.'he luck-
od the care he was used to. A house
rwllliuiu a woman is not a home, but a
fftlcti. ami before spring the old man felt
jfjU::U unless a woman came to take care
fioi iiiein tie would uut ne long lor tins
Rorld. He was too far stricken in
lycurs iiimsci! to iuuik oi marrying
rtigaliu but Dugald was Just or tho
fright age. so he ralsisi the matter with
tpIt la time 'you got mnrrled. Du
gald.' he saltl oue i;iorning.
Poofl' Mild Dugald. "Are you los-
"'-ou are 40 pain." the old man kent
tin. 'and I was only :ii when I married.'
To get away from the -subject I'll-
rld'went out to the slashing to chop.
ljUl Hie out r.ian nan uie noiion in ins
cail and I'cpt tiilnkiug about it and
Iking to Dugald every chance he I. nil
11' Dtlgniil began to think or it. too.
mul when he started to think of It he
auiio siare hi i.se bii is in ennrca.
Utile more he stared at them the
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r'Mpx' bt'. thought or It. fer the Mcl'halN
iKi. a. set people, and when llie.v let
IhiTirc uilRtls ni a thing they think of
JjttliiB else. Hut Dugald wa the
JiUpst; bashful m.-iti lu the count i'y. and.
liiq'ifgh he st.ttvi) at tin-girls, he woultl
ojor.to the roots of hU lialr ir one of
tllein biipl'e.ifi'tl to look baei; at him.
BIIJ. have always noticed Halt when a
f:wjiri1,4timu ."crews up his courage
ill tly.thlilgs that an ord I nary man
jibiml'hnve the face for
elL the old tuntt kept 'talking right
UIi.!ini;alil''ke:ii tiilnkiug. am!
M'OTVtM sjnUig atne be Juii about
Oii)r(gfit. Jw ;V(fr MtAtthur.
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made up IiIh mind that the old man
was H.ulM. Hut he hail the seeding to
tlo, alid he kept lu himself until the
l!liiK work was tlone and there was u
resting siM.'tl between the seedlu;: atxl
haybut. Tlivti one Hue morning he
turned his horses out to pasture, put
on his Sabbath blaek clothes and. was
trying to comb his hair when his fa
ther came In sud asked what he was
"M am ivilui: to pet married.' rakl
1)":,!M.!,8.!'11!'d !,s ll,a?s'
'Ami whom are you going to umr-
" 'Mnry McMlllcu.'
" 'I.lttlu Mnryr
"'You nro a fool.' said the father,
'She Is only a baby. What we want
Is a wife to take care of us and not a
child to raise.'
"'Hut It's mo that's to marry her.'
sa Id DuraIiI.
" 'Ilech. It U Is It? snlrt the old man
testily. 'Hut I can't see how a sensi
ble, man Ilhe Dan McMillan would ever
be such n fool as to let a baby llko
innrrr n 111.- ril1iiiiii1iw1 nif ItVn
you. even If 1 am to leave you the
. . . ...
" 'Ho luum't neon askeii.' paid nu
pnltl. 'Folks going to get married now
don't have things made up for them , by
the ohl people and ministers as they
did when you were young.'
" 'Aihl when did you have time to go
sparking Mary without Dan having his
eye on you? I am even surprised that
Mary tlMit't give you a clip when you
" 'Hut 1 haven't asked her yet. I am
Just going to now."
"'rooff said the old man. 'You are
a big fool, Diifrahl. and know nmlilng
of the ways of women. Now be sen!
ble and let nie send for tin' minister
and Tiger Dunlop and old Mrs. Me-
(imiau. ami we will p'.ek out smne mce :
body suKed for you and do things In an
orderly way.' 1
"Hut Dugald didn't say a word, lie
Just wnlktil out of the house and start-
ed ncnus the Ileitis toward .MeMll!i;i's
plne lie was a redheaded giant then.
though you wouldn't think It when he
tnkes-up the collection now. As 1 said
before, he hnd worked himself up to .".
point wliere he was no more himself
than n negro Malay that had run
ainucK. Having always been nasnrill.
he didn't know how to talk to women.
so whfii he gut to McMillan s be Jiit
walked lulu the kitchen where Mary
was War (Ills IWMl Sillllttereil out:
M,if I tvrflt vim t.i .,t-vv mi,'
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'"What are you talking about, you
'But you often looked back at r.ie.'
"'How could I help it when you
iwd to turn round In front of. me and
stale at me with your big fool eyes?
men wiuioui anoiiier worn, .nar.v
srabbed a kettle of hot water off the
-'ra::i' in the nrepiace anil soused nu-
P"-' w " tooi; null lair, and ;ie
h't a yell out of him like a heathen In-
Hefore lie got to the door sue
Pvi linn a couiie more splashes, and.
though It didn't scald hlm. It made him
" "'r father ilpd mother heard tho
"' "inie ruuiimg in. ami wuoi.
".ow. the .McJ'htills were always
I"-0'"1- " iugaid made up ills mina
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,!"lf hei-ouKlget a wire when he waut-
vtl to. On tlw next tarni lived the Mc-
Though Dugald had never thought of
oue of Urui fur a wife, he made up U
miml to !UMl :,k!;- though lie couldn't
mace up ltltj miuu widen, isut that
infill At,!1 . t.'lJt J"
,uu unr. ,i hiuli
ilWn'l ituutw, for in the eutt l!erft?'.5ed
them all. uud none of them woiikl
listen to hint Instead tiiey nil got ma.l
anil JolneU tn poniiuellng li!m so tiiat
he wiw tliunkful to escape wl:h a
whole skin. But his blood Was up. ami
he wan pdag to get n wife befoie he
stopped If it cost lilm bis life, N'.ino
ot inenj wouni ne nine to say mat lie .
cotihltfl get a wife, anil he (lilt Into his
uuiag tmit nay as niucn hmuucks an
anfither man would show In a lifetime,
"Tlw Ih'.xys of hlij goings on soon g)t
mound, (liul when .Mrs. Mctingail. (he
M'ttU'iuWir' nwieluiiaker. beartl of it
thu li.tirMM to ;ee his IV.tlHT to lind otfl
hU-were true. Wliea8H fouhdl wa,'
slw planned right oft what they must
".'We qiust send for the minister,'
rI.ii said, 'nni for Tiger Dunlop, anil
then vt tnus't hhrry and catch him bo
forc he makes a perfect fool of him
self.' "Within a couple of hours the scorch?
liHj" party was hot on the trail of Du
gold nnd trnclng hltn by his defeats. It
y-as iKivpr known Just how man; girls
Ikj proivsoil to that day, but the num
ber has been put as high as 14.
I 'Lot us hurry!' exclaimed the Tiger
well as he could with laughing. 'If
usj don't catch hlra beforo ho reaches
the Irish settlement, one of the I!!ddlc3(
vWrl mnrry hltn out of hand.'
i "But when they dually overtook Du
pU they Interrupted him In his hour
erf triumph. lie had reached John Mc;-Vsn-hine's
place and had proposed to,
Christy, who was 40 years old and
ciiossl eyed. Now, Christy had long been
wttftlng for a husband, fox she was
ttrinl of keeping house for her two
U-othcrs and father, and when she got
over bcr first surprise she wns begin
ning to think favorably of the proposal
mode by what remained of the nrnoy
oils Dugald. Her father came In just
tUcu. and, finding how matters stood,
J ordered Dugald out of the house. Da?
1 gaM refused to budge until the coy.
Christy gave her consent, so the olu
mail called his twoisons and told them.
TlMjy would rather lose their best team'
than thdtr housekeeper, so tho three of
tlwMi'i piled on him at ouco. Hut Du
gnld's blood was up, and tho eyes of
Christy were upon him. When tho
oeorehers arrived, tho redheaded hero
was just after thrashing the father and
tivo sons and was trying to get his
breath to propose to Christy again.
Uut the diversion and tho unwonted
efttrcls brought hltn back to his ubuiiI
condition of biishfulnesB, nnd he let the
Tiger, who could hardly keep his feet
for roaring nnd laughing, lend hltn to
tlw wagon by the collar, and they took
hhu away home.
"That evening they talked nmttcrs
ow, and next day a match was ar
ranged with Betsey McPherson, a fltio
ohl girl, who was past the age of fool
ishness, and after It had been announc
ed lu church they were married, and a
Imppy marriage It turned out to-be.
She wns sensible, nnd, though folks
Iniwhed at Dugald, she lived to sec him
mi iiltlnt In tint nlinrpti.
Toor Christy MoFnrlane never got
o'Ve-r the heartbreak from losing such a
i iu husband, and when Ducald. was
'pin up for older she did nil shtcould
nsHhift him. saying that a man who
tbomcht no more of ids word was not
lit to hold such an olllco.
"And that was the way they made
matches In tipper Caunda when I was
SHH GAV13 HIM A COUt'LE M0HE SrLASttEi
young." said .Shauius as he tried to stir
up some life lu the lire before which
we were turning like whtrllug dervish-
, et iH-cause the frost .was constantly
tuwToWlng the circle wnrmed by the
"Tin courting came after the mar
rlage Instead of before it. and I don't
k:ww that It was a bad plan, for none
of ft was lost."
As I could not gainsay this -assertion
I climbed to the loft and made myself
comfortable In the pile of blankets on
fibe siwre bed and dreamed of a court
ship that was more modern.
Mwi 1ugMti 'to ''pour Into tho rond
way from every ipiarter. hooting, and
some ran ahead, ulwayif. a bad sign
1 proposed to walk, but the chairman
said It was not safe. The open chair,
however, was equally an abomination.
Tlw a-owd became dense and uorsy
Tliwe was much shouting and yelling.
I recognized tnnuy erlosof "Ynng
kwol-tue" (foreign devil) atld "Child
cater!" swelling into a roar. The nar
row streets iieeame almost Inipassabje,
B!y chair was struck repeatedly With
sticks. Mud and unsavory missiles Were
thrown with excellent aim. A well
dremml man, bolder or more cowardly
than the rest, hit me a smart whack
.Jcros In- chest, which left a weal
, Others from behind lilt uie across the
shoulders. The howling was infernal,
It was an aiigry Chinese mob. There
, win uoihiug for It but to sit stolidly
ami not to appear hurt, frightened or
wiuoyi-i!, though I was all three.
i "Yiuigt::e Valley and Beyond," by Mrs.
3. I-'. IHshop.
ncxtuiXMl t'(- VliM- I'ri'iilili-ncy,
It would iiviilinlily iiu..lc most pt'o-
to ti'll li(i)- n pivsldVnt or vlcji' prcs
UiHU i-onlil ri'HlKii, Aftor writing his
riwiiwtlotiqwliiit slmll lio ilo with It?
Thin law. which WiiR niw.'il by
Kisnw'ln W.KJ. lays (hnVn I lit uioilns oj-
iiiiiill: "Hie only I'vlih'iu-e of n refusal i
to neoi'pt nr of a ri'KlKtiatlon of tint of
t Iks' of invKhliuit or vlw prwUhMit slinll
; ! tin Ititrnt!iont In w'Mthi!; ilcclarluf?
11m ii:tnu nini snliscrilii'il liy tho person
iiwlax to st!-t'pt or roslsnhiK. nu tlitf.
cw may lit-, ami delivered Into tho of
(Uv of tin wcretary of slate." Vlc
rtvsldent .hilin C. Callioini resigned on
r-:. 'JUi. lSrt'J. nnd his roslsnatlon Id
tunv on lilt tit Washington In the do.
juiMiinTi ftf tht wcretary of state.
i!u.-.(on ". rriiiM'rlpi.
Most people arc "r.ll ntsca" when
tliev inicounU'f Chinese mimes. This
is becaitic-sUcli mimes uniieav to tlioso
iniuctitianited with the language
purely arbitrary. UJ; all Janyuujies,
lion over, the Cliiuose is the most
picturesque. Their geographical
names are ingiiiy descriptive, turn us
sueli tliey tiro generally more nu-
tioim 1 llitni our own, "buppose,
mivs t ill acw lork bitn. "we ntul
iiiit'iii.l,iiiii.l iif S.ll!llitrlttil till ii vtilll.
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pie, but knew ilio meaning of the two
win us composing inc uuiiic. it c
would lenow lit once that tho "City
Near the Sea," must npply to a sea
.1 11 TV-..
port. Ytm Ho menus "The River of
Trunsportution, ntul we naturally
infer that tho waterway thus tie-
situated must be commercially im-
Dortant. Yun Ho in fact, is tho
Chinese miino of thq Grand Cmuil,
wlii ?li plays so largo a part in the
freight service of cast China.
However many syllables there amy
be in a Chinese place mime it is com
poscu of as many words as there ttro
syllables, for all Chinese words are
monosylTubie. If wo know the mean
ing of even one of the words iu a goo
graphical name it helps to convey a
delinite idea. The words Ho and Ki
any, lor example, ootn mean river
and when we see them on a nnip we
know they refer to a river or stream
Many of tho names of rivers arc des
criptive of them: Houng-Ho, for ox
ample, moans "Yellow river;" Tsui
kiang means "Clear river." -The
Houng lio is so cnlled because it cuts
its bed tliroult yellow soil from
which it derives its color. The yellow
flood it pours into tho son colors that
part of the ocean yellow, and hence
the Chinese call the sea Hoang hai
or Yellow sea.
Tho Chinese unite tho words in i
name so that tliey lorin one wortt
just as we write Newton, Hartford
or Doerliold. Sometimes we unite
the words in a Chinese name and
sometimes we separate them, but
there is no reason, for example, why
wo should wtite Tien-Tsin when wo
do not write Peking. Eaeh of these
names is chmposed of two words. Pe
means "north" and King means "the
capital" or "the king's household,
and thus Pekii g mo.ins the northern
capital. Tien means "heavenly" and
Tsin means "place," and thus the
name of tho largest city in northeust
China moans "heavenly place a
name it has borne for many centuries.
Whet. Marco Polo visited the city in
the thirteenth century he translated
its name into "Citta Celeste."'
Kow means "north" and Hankpw
is tl.o name of the city at the north
of the river Han, just as the English
call a place at the mouth of the
The word Yang means "ocean,
tse means "son, and tiio name
'iang-tsq-l;iang, which tho Chinese
applied ages ago to their greatest
river, shows that they did not moan
to depreciate its importance. The
oarly.Chineso believed their largest-
river contributed more water to the
making of the ocdan than any other
stream in the world, and so, in the
name of tho river, they conveyed the
idea that tho ocean was its son. Nan
means southern, and Nankin is tho
name of an important citj' which was
lou" tho southern capital, as the
name implies.- Pei means "white
and tho Pei ho in English is plain
Puis a word aftlxed to tho names
of provincial capitals, just as in
some parts of this country "Court
House" is added to the names of
county seats. Wu ehang fu is the
name of an important inland city and
tho form of the name shows it to be
a provincial capital. Tho namo
might just as well bo written simply
Vu chuug, and mun'y maps so give
-it: Tlien is another fffilx, applied to'
tho names of distant towns or county
spats. Even a very lhoSgcr knowl
edge of tho language we t'au thus
see will give to Cninese. name- in
teres tin j sig uificance .
dolm Gltci-iium on Uuueclf.
A politician who was Very near to
Senator John SlionnaU in tho cam
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got tho clioot that tho first kodak
pioturo of'liinisojfliad v.pca iho .Sena
tor. Mr, Sherman laid been speak
ing the night before in tho Academy
of iMufele, Philadelphia, nnd the news
paper artists had taken some lifelike
snap shots of him in hiar.y attitudes.
To tho politician the senator said,
upon looking over the newspaper tho
following day: "Well, woil, our tliyio
for criticising the newspaper men is
over. Tncy Jiuvo us to rights now.
Hero 1 am just as I am, and I'm a
earicnture of what I have always
thougbt-.I was." .Saturday livenitig
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