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Another year has slipped away
Into .the dim beyond,
And once again Thanksgiving day
Is here, with memories fond;
What dinners at my cull have I!
What headaches in their wakel
But, ah! I long for pumpkin pie
Like mother used to umke.
Now will the lordly turkey fall
To grace the festal hoard.
And in the gilded banquet hall,
Where sparkl.ng wine is poured,
I may, with boon comtpanions nigh,
Thanlkogiving dinner take
But there I'll li:.d no punmpkin pie
Like mother used to make.
What boots it that the city's best
Is waiting at my hand?
That I, forsooth, may be the guest
At dinners swell and gralld?
Alas! no epicure am I
The whole thing I would shake
To get one piece of pumpkin ptie
Like mother used to tmake.
Not Iives' frast could tempt rte now
ThIs bleak 'i'hatnk.igving day.
I'll dine alone, wl:h thoughts of Ihow
The years haloYe tson.d taway
Since firs I walitehed wi eager eye
To set her fix lnd btke
Thiat mlt eli:h s, peeriess pumpkin pie
My luother used to ltake.
A iýnfl Thil1_ liviav .
BY WELDON J. COBB. *
IIANKSGIVING cheer was in thi
air; it. spoke in the crisp aetiviti
of the village butcher, grocer an
baker, in the appetizing odlors of hontll
kitchens, in the eager f'tc'es of schco
children, elnted amt l exciitcd over "ni
studies for the rest of the weedk"
Ilobuo hill, gvntletllan t 'of t-istuir, ca(n
dowvn the wi'illig counltry rvi' t with -
eagle eye for the occasion. His rollick
ing glance took in the pretty town calcu
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latingly, and settled upon its most pre
tentious mansion with conviction and
"Day before Thanksgiving," he solilo
quized. ".Most likely to have the fullest
pantry in the biggest house. Here goes!"
Bill observed a path cutting across a
yard. It was somewhat overgrown, but
he kept on, to come not to a gate, but
a solid board fence. He clambered to its
top, to be halted by a sharp mandate:
"Hey! get down there!"
Bill, astride the fence, confronted a
fine-looking but angry-eyed old gentleman.
"All right," he said.
"And stay down!"
"What you after, anyway?"
"Well, sir," answered Bill, "I was aim
ing for your kitchen and grub."
"Don't bother me!" gruffly growled the
other. "Try the house there. They raise
-iku too1k this auspiciously, viewing a
seat cottage near at hand. The same
blockased path ran to its rear door. Sl
"Wonder what kind of a raise I kin h
expect?" murmured Bill. "Hard-heart- d
ed old nob, that! Ah! there's the lady;
She's all right!- I'll tackle her."
Bill affected his most prim demeanor, t'
approaching a sweet-faced, motherly
"Lady," he said,. "might I intrude so n
fur as to inquire if there was any chanct e
of getting a bite to eat-"
"Certainly; come in, sir."
Bill stared. With a welcome smile the
lady opened the door and graciously o
waved him to a chair. Bill doffed his hat, a
and hid his ragged shoes and gave his
wiry hair a smoothing toss.
She folded a snowy tablecloth over one t
end of the table. She set out a delicate s
china plate, a silver fork and a napkin. s
"Ginger!" gasped Bill, "when I tell this s
to the gang, they'll say I dreamed it!" c
And then the gentleman in Bill came
to the surface. He could see, through an
open doorway, the pantry, and what it
held, one piece of pie, one piece of cake.
"All she's got, and site's getting it for
me!" breathed the spying Bill. "Mebbe
1I'1 to-mtiro w s freast. .ixy!" aspirated t
Bill, his heart swelling up, and he felt
more of a mnan thlan ever.
"Lady," he said, as she set the food
before himn-and he was as solemn as
an owl-"the last thing my doctor says
to me afore I took this here tower for
me healt', was to avoid rich vittals. I'm I
"There's plain bread and butter, sir.
then?" suggested Mrs. Daintry, with an I
"I've--I've got a toothache! Thankee.
imln'anm, bIut I've mistook my capacity,
Bill bolted. The widow stood looking
inolsy after hin till his tattered figure I
disappeared bceyond the fence.
"IPerhaps-lperhaps," she murmured
sadly, "my boy is like that to-day!"
At 9 o'clock that night Mrs. Daintry
heard a noise at the rear of tile house.
She went to the kitchen door. A mnn
was prying up the pantry window. It
was her tramp visitor of the afternoon.
"Have you come to rob?" exclaimed
"No, ma'anm, I have not!" promptly re
sponded Hobo Bill. "I came to bring
ytou a present--for your kindlltess to mlle
this p. i. I saw you had 11no tu'
key for Thanksgiving, ma'am, so I've
brought you one."
And, sure enough, Hobo Bill swunlg his
left hand around, holding as plhunp a fowl
as ever graced a king's lIrder. ,
Mrs. Daintry wals speechless. This
-iwas mnolre singullar than1 the man's be
havior of the afternoon.
"I was trying to sneak it into yer pan
try as ait surprise, mlt0'all,'' suggested Bill, I
Ipcerslta si rely.
"Bl-it I cannot accept it!" declared the
wido;; "lihat is, witholt pay n. t.
ian I hlave not the ltoney to do that."
"Miadamt,'' said Bill, withdignity.; "this
is a gift."
"'Bot how did you, a poor man, get it?"
"\Vorked for it, mamn." lied Bill, un
blushingly; "cut two cords of wood for a
farm'ller., Had no money; paid me in
tulrks. Foiur of 'eti. Gave the r st taway.
Th'ls is the Inst. There you are! Good
IInho Bill tfl:ahed away like a spirit,
leaving the astonished. widow lost in imor
consternation and bewilderment than
>IMrs. a:intry thought a good deal over
her strange gilt Thanksgiving morninig.
> She finally conluldedl she had better cook
thei tiurkey, Ihoping her' erratic benefae
tor would be along during the day to par
take of it.
She tried to be cheerful and thankful
---lint nlan1 y ai tear till by tile time the
I ttlrkey \\ s irnked.
llThere calllt a tap at the rear door about i
1 o'ciock. The ciook from the big house
stood on the step.
'l"Oh, Mrs. Daintry. excuse nme, ma'atn."
she said, "but could you loan tme it little
- citulnlon. They've run out, and--"
SShe stared at the handsomely browned
fowl, done to a turn, for she knew the
'vi 'l«"', hardl-seraping experience of the
last year or two.
"Certainly," assented Mrs. Daintry, al
ways accommodating, although she had
no reason to favor the big house, or any
of its inmates.
"~h1hat a nice turkey you've got," pur
sued the cook. "We have none to-day."
"Indeed?" observed Mrs. Daintry, in
"Yes, ma'am-it was stolen."
"Stolen!" echoed the widow, with a
And then she guessed all, as the cook
went on to tell hwi the lis,,overy of the
theft had come too late that morning to
admit of securing another fowl.
Mrs. Daintry acted a just and honest
part-'she insisted that the cook transfer
the roasted fowl to the table of the big
Then she sat down to her humble meal,
smiling, despite herself, at the quaint (
happenings of this queer Thanksgiving
There came a knock at the door about I
two horns liter-the front lonn- this rilo.
Mrlis. Daintry drew back with a tremor
as she answered the summons; her visitor
was the iron-gray, stern-souled old own- I
er of the great house adjoining.
"Eunice," he said, extending his hand,
"I want you to come home with me."
"Brother!" panted the widow.
"Yes, Eunice, haven't we had enough
of animosities for the past two years, you
"Edward, I have cherished none."
"Then, my ridiculous temper is to t
blame," said Mr. Aylmer in a rapid,
shamefaced way. "When I heard the t
story of that turkey-when I once more
sat down to a meal remindful of the old
days-ah, sister! you were always the
cook of cooks!" he said, trying to pass off
a really serious occasion with a smile.
"I say, let it all end! I've been thinking
it over. I was in the wrong: I was too
harsh to you. Your boy misbehaved, and 1
I chided. You clung to him, and I put
up that fence, and shut you out of sight
and heart, and-forgive me, Eunice!
Come over to the old home, and give It
a rightful mistress!"
"And if Wilbur should ever return-"
"Itepentant? Iteformed? I'll go hack
on mly word nlll try him once more,"
promised the old squire, but with a
"'Scuse both-but here's where I had
better come in!" spoke the voice of Hobo
Both turned. The door had been left
open. There stood the cause of this
"W1ho is this?" demanded the squire,
"Well, gent," answered tile tramp.
"I'm the feller wot stole yer turk-to
give it to a more worthy cause, see? It's
comine out all right, so I takes back me
first hand opinion of you, but lem'in say
something. I came down here, squire,
and you. lady, as a spy on the prol
"Wlhn't's he talking about?" muttered
"The best pal I ever had. squire, is a
pard lying siclk in the honpitall in the
city, longing fer homel-and mother!"
Mrs. Daintry clasped her hands, and
uttered a quick mnoaln.
"It is my son--my WVilbur!" she breath
"Yes, ma'am; thalt's right," nodded
Hobo Bill. "Squire. the Iayl's inot "ty
sort. iHe ran wiil, but now he's catin'
the huskiest sort of husks! Ile's brave,
he's true to a friendl, he's got ove'r drink
ing. I cnlme spyinlg the land for hint.
Sqitirte. wha!:t d1o yoiu sily?"'
"Yes, let him come hack," said the
squire in a broken tone.
lHhol Bill asked 'l chance to work out
the god dinner they Lgave him--the squire'
set him at knocking down the fetnce that
hiid benl a larrier'l bet'ween brother an I
sister for two years.
The next mornung Hobo Bill prop l1,
left, supnlplied with money to, senti back
tlhe prodigal son fromn the city.
"Anlld whe hlie coies," lllmtlured the
fond, lonlgilang m111r. "\wel keepl a see
onid Thanksgiving day!"
Know all men 1 Iy th3' .e1i Ipres ents that
We tullrke'ys dlo lpro;l t
A ptihllst ill annllal l orage which
Birillgs sorrow\ to the nest.
We think It most Iec'ilotm:ng for
A Iillonl Ito give thanks,
But we oIIject ill fir i tones1 n when
It cut, into 1our ratnlks.
Think of thll widowed ones, and think
I)f cr1ph:1 s Ino the flock,
VWho nmll this yaplr wi ]1h sadness view
The ciol, chopping block.
o nOW. good people, wo r'qlueSt,
lAwl if yolu imust n1 ve ' Ihai s all: d fel st
Please kIll smi' other bird.
A Thanksgiving Cinch.
She (arfter "yes" 'has beell said)--A'h1lt
did you wish wkhen you 1 llh'd the wish
bone with me?
lIe-I wished that you would accept
me. And you?
She-Oh, I wished that you would pro
pose.-New York World.
The Day After.
Mr. Gobbler-Are you the fellow that
had my wife for dinnet yesterday.
OUTLAWS OF TURKEY
INTO THEIR HANDS AN AMERI
CAN WOMAN FELL
Previous Experiences and Adventures
of Mise BElen M. Stone-The Wildest
Rerilon of All Europe--.haracter of
the Roving b1rlgasds.
The abduction of Miss Ellen hM.
Stone, the American missionary, by
Turkish brigands, directed the atten
tion of the world upon this unfortunate
woman and her cruel and daring cap
tors. Miss Stone is a Boston woman,
who for years hits been in the employ
of the American Women's Board of
Missionaries and whose devotion to her
work is as intense as was that of the
early Christians. Frequently she has
been halted by brigands and tested as
to her capacity to furnish plunder. In
one instance she explained the nature
of her work and the fac' that she had
but little available lon.y, and was al
t lowed to continue her journey and
work. In another case, while she was
asleep In a small structure, she was
aroused in tle night and became con
scious that hands \\ eec passed over her
features, but she was not otherwise dis
1 turbed, and in the morning, she found
abundant evidence that brigands had
been in the vicinity during the night.
H ler most serious adventure occurred
Sept. 3, when she was halted between
Banake and Djoumania by forty bri
gands. She was accompanied by eigh
teen other missionaries, all of whom
were relieved of their valuables and
afterward were released. Miss Stone
was carried into the mountains and a
ransom of $110,000 demanded by the
leader of the brigands.
A Wild l Retion.
The country in which Miss Stone was
captured is the same as the Thessaly of
the Scriptures, the Thrace of Grecian
history where Philip of Macedon and
Alexander the Great led their armies
1 and where Socrates campaigned bare
footed as a common soldier. It is wild
er now than then. All the rest of Eu
rope contains nothing as barbarous.
SBands of roving, pillaging Turks or
Bulgarian outlaws infest the whole re
gion. Woman's honor is held in light
tI r t
MISS ELL"N M. 7'TON.
esteem. Up to within a very tow years
the most deplorable outrages were com
mitted openly and are now even done
While the corps of Janissaries existed
every fifth male child was forced Into
the Turkish military service and young
girls were carried off by thousands to
till the harems of their conquerors. The
haul hty behring and tyranny of the
troops which marched to and fro in the
country so cowed the Christian popula
tion that they became timid serfs.
Many escaped death by embracing Is
lam and It was not uncommon for par
ents voluntarily to send their daughters
into the harems of the Begs, or noble
men, so that they themselves might
Cruel as the bandits are to foreigners
they have a hold on the affections of
the natives and are aided by the peas
ant population, who shelter and protect
them. A curious state of affairs has
resulted from this anarchy. When the
peasantry are maltreated by the Turk
ish Begs and other officlals they appeal
to the brigands, Halduts, KirdJalis, or
by whatever name they are known, for
protection or revenge.
In one place a young Turkish noble
man had been guilty of the greatest
cruelty and excesses, committing out
rages on the wives and daughters of
the peasantry, even capturing and sell
ing children. He entered a village on
one occasion on horseback, surrounded
by his retinue all decked in silk and
gold. He had not gone far when a
band of Haiduts, led by a well-known
chief, sprang from hiding places, pulled
the Beg from his horse, broke his arms
and legs and struck off his head. This
bloody trophy they put on the end of a
spear and carried it in triumph at the
head of the band as they marched
through the village.
-ome Notorioeus rlwanda.
Many similar instances are still told
of brigand chiefs and their followers
leading a kind of Robin Hood life in the
mountains. Thero are even historic
cases of brigand chiefs becoming so
formidable that the Sultan had been
obliged to take them into his service
and recognize their authority. The
most notable Instance is that of Osman
Pa.vanogla, the independent pasha, of
Vidin. As a young man he saw his
father murdered by a Turkish official.
He then left his home and adopted a
brigand life in the mountains of Al
bania near Bulgaria. Tiring of that
he took service with the Porte at the
head of a troop of volunteers. But his
power grew so rapidly that he exer
a.lAd an almost tindeendent rule and
the formidable forces which he had at
his compand roamed about the coun
try fighting and plundering, so that it
was unsafe for travelers, even mission
aries, to move about. Many vain at
tempts were made by the Porte to re
duce him to submission. Large armies
were sent after him, but they were
driven back and defeated, and it was
not till he felt his power began to
wane that the pasha again offered his
services to the Sultan and was accept
ed in the war with Servia.
This simply illustrates the place that
brigandage holds in the Turkish do
main. A new outbreak of this outlawry
is indicated by the recent capture of
MASSACRE OF BALANGIGA.
Military Disaster in Philippines Takes
a Place in N orld's History.
As the American campaign against
the Sioux of the Northwest had its Lit
tle Big Horn massacre, that of the Brit
Ish against the Zu
.'ý'ý`%: lus its Isaudula
"' and that of the
S Britishi also
agalinst the Mallta
S , beles its hulu
S\\ayO, so the cUn
ilIc[ II the Philip
)ll' t. 1Is its a111s
sacre which will
I.Ss o 1 .0: 8.hlury
that ti l-aIltll...lga,
AP . C, t'".Ii,. iiwhere It iarly tily
Americinis werVe killehd. t\\hn ;he as
suraiitt cs of thtose In alnltho ity ;i at the
relellion of the natives was ov,\etr \were
miost contiden t, alonrg callle te I'report
oi a sil:ltgllter worse thall anythying
since .ulinaldlo's proclamation iof two
years ago. Part of the suiijua.t.ting
force, grown cntelllptullot of its foes
andll clonseien. l careless, W.la sti pris
ed tin I glt- calllme to two 'oit ..e A eri
'rhonm.s W. Connell. the enplain of
the compa}- which wls almotnst nntibhl
lated, iwas blrn in Now Yo''k antdt was
Ii grladuate of the I tliltary Tlle adlelty,
which he enlterd 1ii1 IS . lie \\Is ill
Cubat dlrli r the tiSpait isit w:t utntil
August, 181, then in New\ Ytork aitnd
again, in Sl!ti. Ilt C(tla as alrl to ('l-n.
1)Dotglas. lie wtnti to China ill May,
1901, and thence to the P'hilippines.
BOSSED BY Y( U'G AMERICAN.
Hambur:'s Sanitary, Wat'r, oril Few
eralec ty.tenilt .ire Now -f the- i-eit .
Habhurg boasts of the ihost 'syslem
of docks and warciioou:·c: to:i itl le'-st
sanitary arrangemllentsl , wat\ r ully
and sewerage of any city inll i! Wul'd.
The superiority of the latter is dui, to
the energy and genius of a yvt:i
American, Dr. Dunubar of St. 'Paui, ",i
has become a citizen rof tGermany :.nI
Is at the head of the sanitiiiry tIep, ;
meut of blllllurg. During the ee(' I:ry
just passed lambtuirg suffered tii 11
fourteen fearful visiltlatons of chol, :ra.
The last epidoemic, whulch occ.turred in
1892, threatcened the health of all (;c,
mnany and Prlt'. ;:if.l.e of the ULni v-r
sity of Giisse(n .:1I c.:Illed to take e
charge of the rulraintine rond1 sanitary
arrangements. Ile brought with hit
as an assistatnt onie of his studentl. a
young Americhan who had dll tingit shod
himtself as a bacteriologist- a Mr. Iun
tar--whio remaineld Burin; the te:rh ,t
scourge and after It was suppr-:-s, t.
was employed to cuarry out the reCol
mlen:ialions mnade by Prof. I hdfTke :ah
Dr. Koch, who lrepresenteOld the itliptr :1
government In ldilntg and advising tj,e
local authorities in th th truggle to s.ub
due the plagute.
I do not allude to what are oiviotu-iS
mtere misprints, such as whia ti,,
M'lrninig Post annOutncede at the tlad ,f
its fa'lshli.,tli:e inteh:llig ncce that loian
l'altne:sto hali ~l gonee ,owUn !n:o ilLtu1p
shire with a l.arty of lin(lds to shoot
peasants, but I refer to blunders due to
crass Ignorance of a prete'ntious orderr.
Perhaps the hest Instance was wIh n
one of the "young lions" of the ID tly
Telegraph in a leading article ,tii t er
ated the great masters of (lroki s(u!i)p
ture as I'holtlias, Praxiteles ItIand 31Mo
--ignorant of the fact that Milo is not a
sculptor, but anl Island. The T'iues
was even worse when, tmistaking l'rus
sla for Austria, it devoted a while
leader to discussing why Prussia had
joined the Zollverein. The Saturday
Review once explained at great length
that the population might be nourtilsh
ed gratuitously on young lambs, if kill
ed unweaned before they had begun to
crop grass, having, therefore, cost noth
ing to feed. Many other instances will
doubtless occur to your readers.-Lon
don Notes and Queries.
The Vital Spot of Empire.
There can be no dispute for a mo
ment as to the immense gravity of the
issue raised by any question of the effi
ciency of the Mediterranean squadron.
No matter where our chief fighting fleet
may ride, that point, and no other, is
the vital spot of empire. It is the
very center of our strategical system,
and the backbone of our whole defen
sive organism. If the Mediterranean
force were crushed in some swift and
stupendous disaster, following instant
ly upon any unexpected outbreak of
war, our entire naval organization, for
all ultimate purposes, would be like a
watch with a broken mainspring.-I-aL
The first Lombardy popular in
America was planted in 1784.
When a woman's voice asks for a
man over the telephone, his wife thinks
she "trusts him by calllng hit to the
'phone, and suktn no quations when
he is through talk.,t.
If you are not happy when at worl, I
thee is little hope tor go.
MINISTER WU TING-FANG.
gagacious Celestial Hetls a Foremost
Rank Among iplomat..
The Chinese minister to the Unitebt
States, Wu Tlng-Fang, is the most ex-.
traordinary person who ever came to,
us out of the east, says a writer inl
Ainslee's Magazine. lie is one of the.
individuals rare in any country, whose.
intelligence is universal in its range..
lIe is a man of the world in all that
the phrase implies. Tiire is no com
pany of men or women among whom
he would not be at home. Hits mind
plays easily nad swiftly. lie is quick
tf alplrehensionI and speedy in re
sponsI(e. Sagl( 'Rus, witty, astute, dise
corning nol catiholic in symplathy, hlg
ainl lis been to ilarln thle \ways of the
country anid tilait himself to them. He
is an untiring stu5h nt of American lit.
/' 2 k
ernature Iald (U-(tlllm. Hle rlads the
newspapels ieligiotsly a ndl ins an int
tiiinte act util(tlnaiie with the topics of·
the day. 1ii is liciil of iraiel and likeC
ito meltt nil kiniis Isf leoplel. Ite seeS
eveiryliidiy who a.lls to see himi at the
ligation no uiiittii how uimiiiiportant.
thii pei'sIli o i tl'illill . the erl nll rcd.
l'hy(i ily, heis of' mlliul height andl
m((inedium huil alnd tchlotbd \itlh uius
(.les \w..ltlh. of a11 atlhletle. There fire,
few w\\inimo who woul!(l Iot elvy hiit
1ht' ltlr'('it teeth , \\atth, hard aund
se:.ral, ii Iib h h, lslhlinys as ofilen as ho.
siilis. li! is gtali' i l' t ill his tuIoveO
iiciits anli( c'lll'iis liill'if alwalys whitl
a ligiiitly linlt is iiili1ilticil Iy his 1o\V-.
ing rulhcs of silk. i. is ol;nc r of lil'le
to all Outlwardl ;I.)0Ifelntt tes is thatt of"
tilly well-Icon: Ami.'i,' ii. 'Thcre is,
hard'ily anl ol'ienltal ,-,u.'.,..tionl in the
uliuni.s.lig i is hi \\i-u mtAiln hione,
M ad;mielll \ \ \f 1 L.' 1l 1it Ill;if'\'i'ld twntltty·
ycmi ts ago iil ( lin. Hii l i ' ivhoi Ooks fort'
mlii tihe \V irbil is i .,cl Ihii mt.ip'iid 0 out
oif i (Jul tinse pit'iI , piys. .alls and
1e1e( i \es \'sits :s r ,' u in rlI as a ny othe -
' s. H ( is \ ' ych ihi, l il F, i ,ip ltiys wiitt
,c, ;i i+':l ii imi1h1 l:.++-timit ' iii,. 1, i i liSim i'II
itlii'i ol i n ;m Ii andii l P Si iit i e '5I.
i " i 1i tii i nti l . lie gway 's to
the publ.ic ' ,'- 0,h..,. a d boats all the.
lther cll' iii in iheir mladies.
Minil..ter \\ut liul,. beintl ! tht, highlest.
,ii Flin min i i- i I lihe A-\. lie 'i ta t
t .\le. Not c i.\'ci mlit tiio 'hale JlmelllO.
luim.s,(ll L~oed u n ' dUll his why to the
ho-lits oft the peo<Jile ofI iEnlglaild tuitll
!.ave'ti to) onlil 'onIs'inI. ll(r'l.' till sea I1.
I;.steo fil the cutuiitre alind rtqil.in iott of*
.\1 "1'r]<;i i lif'p. 1f \hchhh thi.y haid hiths
(, il iinal ii .'luhi t'lJllllli to , iLits aily
dli.ip ui~l ( r, wtsenhlabiet of1 an1y gov'.
t nimili.lt Ifu.sililed 'lulil th` il s, am~e k:init
of ' utlii,-,.onl i ntll lluls fl' ll('l tol the lot.
,f M\ inii for \ViI tUil y h0 * is i..;.l t.'lone ilk.
I v.i'i q 'l . l('ii L il '1S aiI ll il':. eit'is I.l-(1e
11lte i nld lithe i brut alnly of lIl niai
K (,reu ,y. T' "h ' ;l h n (' h noee" w as
,i i( ' t I ,s ' t l (i si l tl . i te in tiw, t to be
,+vox i , h I ai (dnoxiouhs iUnterl.t letr tO.
ItI Stotlin it ;11 o, i tS 'ii S I t bit b ee.
the frltuile of aýist iter Wu . tIti t tonveye
,to th(e .llerie'nHl Deol l l :n t entirely new
idea of his I utlilln tleltll. In his towlQ
iier -unlity he hlas 'niirtilled i a new
ype,. i'. <h. th ltru ,gh his na tions and
ltterltlltur (s, the mllrln('ntlll people lare
aLout re:uly to aeeelt l s, thie trllue typo.
of :t n:ationalit" hiulterto inadet<ua.teln
Minis.er Wt u i .I 50 years old and roe
'eiv'ed his (eductioni Ei gltnrl'ld, where
lite its admilttl itt h lid ' to . Iei i VasL
the tis':<t Chinese lawyer' ever tadmlittei
to prat lie before the English bar ilI
Protection froum Hail.
The plan of protectinig vineyardl
froit the ravageis aof lIilhtornls seetsa
to have htien su'ccessful il part only, it
at all, itn ltti le' anid lialy. SoLtme ex
(periments have been miade in bothl
countries, but the infer'teite drawni u
to this tile soeetms to be that whole
parks of artillery centaining many
gunls of large nlilber will le needed it
reasontll]le security '-'inist hail is to
le lnsured. And it is not altigetlher
ertain as yet that (eve if hundredht s oe
sixteen-luiih gnus t .rc to be discharg.
ed at short hititr,als the protectlon
would lhe comiplet'. The homhardment
of the heavens catlunut yet be considered
Railroad Cultivates Fish.
The Grand Trunk Railway has 0
car specially built fot' transportlng
fish for stocking streams and lakes
along its line. Acting in conjunction
with the government of Ontario, this
company recently carried thirteen
car loads of bass from Lake Erie to
the lakes and rivers of Northern On
tario. The fish were caught in netg
In St. Williams, on Lake Erie.
London's First Official Census.
London 100 years ago had a popula.
tion of 888,198, when the first official
census was taken.
The cart naturally precedes the hoa.
when a back-up Is necessary.