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The Strange Romance Which
Entwined Itself Round
about a Rose.
ADVENTURES OF A FLOWER.
What Came of Tracing Dp an Episode
of the AU-Kight Car.
PETALS OP BEAMT AKD OF PATHOS.
The Story or a Rosebud Waking the Morn
With It Fragrance The Knrery-
Mas'a Daughter Borne oa the Br can of
Beamy Amid Wealth and Culture Vol
can'a DIseoverj An Offering of Love
IJttle Robbie' Farewell to Hli Dead
Bother The Death oftho Eoie.
iwkittxx ron th bisfatcili
HAT I should have gone
to so much trouble to ferre
out the facta narrated be
low is not strange. To &
journalist it is the most
natural thing in the world
to follow the scent of a
story whether he is on duty
or sot. In this instance
my nsual nightly toil at
the busy newspaper office had been finished.
At 3:30 o'clock A. H. I was traveling slowly
homeward in the "all-night car." That was
a good while before cable cars made their
advent in Pittsburg.
A circumstance so simple in itself yet
quite pretty, in that car, formed the basis of
my story-hunt. A dirty, greasy iron worker
went to considerable pains to display a
beantifnl rose which he wore npon the lapel
of his coat. The contrast between the
flower and the clothes, the full development
of the rose and the weather, the evident
grossness of the man and the contradictory
delicacy with which he handled the tiny
splotch of red all excited my interest and
curiosity. In every newspaper reporter
curiosity, sentiment and persistency are
cultured to the very highest degree. With
out either one of the three I would not have
had the temerity to continue the pursuit of
the history of that flower, as I did for some
weeks, finally being able to connect a series
of remarkeble events ending in a tragedy,
which would not hare been near eo tragical
without the flower.
The Birth of tho Boie.
Day was just breaking when the last box
of flowers was sprinkled at the greenhouse
doors and made secure for shipment Al
ready the coming light seemed to impart a
brighter hue to the row of geraniums on the
topmost shelf of the middle tier of plants.
Their scarlet heads bowed in friendly rivalry
4r Ji a MArniniT.fflnriDi Ttrrii n Jti aK
ric4 in their delicate tints of dawn, could
only climb to the top ot a trellis far below.
A current of fresh morning airlet in-from
an open panel by the careful gardener
stirred up tb hot atmosphere, so heavy with
commingled odors, and in its swirling
course lifted the oppression that even sweet
est fragrance had gathered in a night's im
prisonment. Another window sash was thrown aside,
and the cool breath touched every green
leaf and colored petal in the nursery, and a
glad rustling started at one end of the
flowery aisle, sweeping in a voice of sur
prise to the other. As the stifling air was
absorbed in the breeze the scent of each
individual flower grew more distinct and
The Jiurserymari1 Daughter.
pleasant, and a vast ever-changing perfume
filled the place, lairly intoxicating the
senses. It was everywhere you turned; it
clung to your clothes; man himself at last
appeared to breathe it forth.
Presently a ray of dim light in yon cor
ner, with the flash of macic, changed to a
sunbeam. Then another shot down through
the glass roof and played among a bunch of
pansies planted along the floor. Soon the
sunlight flooded the whole eastern slope of
the roof, and struggling down through the
towering palms of the conservatory, dis
tributed itself over the little plants on
As pretty and fresh as the moming itself
came a young girl to the door of the hot
house. She was a picture of country beauty,
health and simplicity. Just Irom the dreams
of her best sleep, the dampness of a dash of
cold water preserving the perfect color of
the cheeks, this little miss looked almost a
flower of the rarest genius. It was only a
little after 6 o'clock. Yet lithe and gay
Tinder the influence of her bracing surround
ings, she greeted her lather, the nursery
man, with a cheery salutation and the
hearty kiss of childhood.
"You may carry the roses this morning,
dearie," he said to her
Then they started for the railroad station,
he bearing on his broad shonlders three flat
boxes, several feet square. His man had
three more. Little Margaret came last, and
she carried the roses. They were the
choicest and prettiest of that day's cuttings.
"But if they are not the heaviest, pa,"
she laughed, "they are the sweetest of all
you got; they will bring you the most
money, and will give the greatest happiness
A few moments later the flowers were in
the baggage car of the early morning train
to town, and before the great busv city was
scarcely yet awake they were carted to the
florist's store, and stowed away in an ice
chest to await buyers.
And so the rose had its birth.
The Fnll Blown Bose.
"Wealth, culture and taste had rendered
Mrs. B.s evening reception splendid. The
first of these made the mansion luxurious,
filled it with brie a brae, and thronged iti
parlors with iron barons, coal kings, glass
dukes and merchant princes. Dollars and
dimes were many times multiplied by these
men, ana me ricn tapestries, ggsuy mrni-
ture. invaluable paintings, all inclosed
solid granite walls, seemed only the proj
currouuatngs lor sucu isijikuuu.
, Culture had brought together noble
minded women, statesmen and authors. If
lou-jit wwln & sequestered nook of UteJ
conservatory or a quiet corner of the draw
ing room that they talked about literature,
art and the beautiful of life. As off in yon
clique of money-makers the latest move
ments in stocks were being inspected, so in
this and.that assemblage ot the more intel
lectual the freshest and the grandest of mind
feats were being passed before the eye and
the reason. ,
Over all and around all taste had tri
umphed in pleasing both rich and cultured.
The glare of the gas jets inspired them, the
yellowish, subdued fight of table lamps and
candelabra mellowed them, and the orches
tral music from a hidden bower exhilarated
them. The white and dainty dresses of the
ladies, and the monotonous black of the gen
tlemen's costnmes made one of the contrasts
that are always delightful. The german
with its pretty favors was popular. The co-
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The Early Morning Wearer of the Hose.
tillon intoxicated, and the dinner was a ban
Blushing from the corsage of the fairest
of women was a La France rose one Irom
Margaret's early morning burden. It was
the burning center of a pyramidical bunch
of rare and exquisite treasures of the garden.
The fine texture of the robe did not dwarf
the rare symmetry cJi the finest flower of the
bouquet the rose.Jfhe golden tresses of the
wearer did not pale "its coloring, nor did the
alabaster skin shining above the decollete
waist mar its pnrity.
And so the rose was full-blown at mid
night Lots' Offering.
The night' work in the great iron mill
was just over. At 2:30 a.m. the glare at
the furnace doors was slowly dying out, and
the weary workmen were preparing to leave
for.their homes. There stood a group of
them at the great water trough. Veritable
Vulcans were thev. In the shadows of the
gloomy mill their tall, powerfully built
forms looked like those of giants in some
dark, unnatural cavern. "When one stepped
within a narrow gleam of light from some
of the fires, his bared bosom and shaggy hair
gave him the appearance of a Tubal Cain.
And the weird scenes in the forest forge re
called by that historical name
could be easily repictnred in the
group around tne wasning tuff, xne
wheels of the ponderous machinery had
stopped. So perfectly motionless was the
steam hammer that its monster framework
seemed a solhiand fixed 'p&defethevuxky,
building itself. The cadaverous shears that
could take a bar of tnick iron in its huge
jaws and snap it in twain at one bite now
only cast crocodile shadows over half the
wall. Long, sinuous trains of clumsy rolls
looked dark and ugly, while the massive
height of a "traveling" crane conveyed an
exaggerated idea or the size ot the ratters
far above the seathing puddling furnaces.
In the black recesses of the dirtv, barn-like
structure there were.only needed" tall, gaunt
forms, moving silently around, to give the
scene an air of the supernatural. As one by
one the ironworkers left the mill a deepen
ing quiet settled with the dust upon the
unearthly-looking engines ot earthly skill.
It was Vulcan who married Venus. And
true enough, one of these big, broad-shouldered
men of the forge was at that very
moment on his road home to a lair bride.
His iron-hoofed shoes echoed along the de
serted streets, and a cheery whistle kept his
way from being lonely. Weary from the
hard night's toil, he yet seemed buoyant
with expectations of meeting a dear one at
home. Every now and then a smile broke
all over his sooty face. There was evidently
mnch of pleasure in his thoughts.
For a moment the heart of this strong
man of iron was in his mouth! His heavy,
hob-nailed boot had almost caused ruinl He
first stood on his heel as if to hold himself
bacc suddenly, and then stooping oarefally
down, he smoothed out the delicate leaves
of a rose. Who would have thought it?
Could that great, big, rough fellow
think of such a trivial thing as
a little flower. And yet he did.
He even crossed quickly to a hydrant
and dampeneditsstem under the cold stream
of water. Then he pinned it on the lapel of
his coat and such a greasy coat as it was.
It was jet black with soot and oil. A finger
would become soiled to touch the cloth.
But the rose was not polluted. Its beauty
shone all the brighter against the dirty gar
ment, and the tint of its opening leaves made
people forget its ngly background. Little
did the belle of fashion think when she lost
the flower the same that came from little
Margaret's box that an hour later a giant
laborer wonld pick it up front the carnage
tracks. Nor could she see the pride noon
his face when every few minutes he inclined
his head to look at the star shining upon his
greasy coat. More than one passenger in the
all-night car was struck with the oddity of
the thing a dirty niillman wearing a bou
tonniere. Bntthey didn't enow the surprise
he was planning.
Home at last to his young wife! Quietly
he stepped to her bedside. The drooping
eyelashes were so still as to seem almost
penciled. With a smile upon her features
this Venus continued on in peaceful slum
ber, untrammeled with cares, rich in a hus
It was the act of a child, but it was, ohl
so sweetl That giant husband quietly took
from his coat the rose, and laid it upon the
white pillow, close to the face of the sleep
ing girl. Badiance beamed all over his
countenance, and as he stealthtully crept
hack he watched for the result
She stirred gently. The smile on her face
heightened. Now she took a deep breath.
A sigh followed. The frasrance of the rose
had entered her nostrils. It awoke her like
a dream. .Her eyes slowly opened, and as
she scarcely moved she only saw one object
tho franco rose ljisg on the pillow Jw
rnrDHTG the boss AFifea the bail.
IAUle Robbie? Tribute to Sis Dead Mother.
beside her. But as her lips met its dainty
mouth tears came to her eves.
The rose rested in its true significance
Love and purity.
The Death of the Boie.
Death had come to the house next to the
love nest. To this grief-stricken home the
rose the same from little Margaret's lot
found its way that morning toward noon.
The funeral took place at sunset. On the
gently sloping side of one of the wooded
eminences in the cemetery a strangely pa
thetic scene was witnessed. The laughing
innocence of infancy and the gnm solem
nity of death were brought face to face at
Into the open grave were being lowered
the remains of a fond mother. Around the
spot stood a small group of people, scarcely
i dozen ot-them. The last slanting rays ot
the snn struggled down through the foliage
ot the trees, relieving the deep shade that
usually overhangs the scot. Far removed
from the noisy streets of the workshop city,
not a sonnd floated there from the clanking
machinery of distant mills. The mournful
stillness was undisturbed.
When the coffin had been safely let down
to the bottom of the excavation, the straps
were withdrawn and a few handfuls of earth
lightiy dropped upon it, A lady advanced
from the party to the head of the grave.
She held in her arms little "Bobbie," the
15-month-old child of the dead woman. He
was smiling and cooing, apparently pleased
by the sympathetic faces turned toward
him. Entirely ignorant of the terrible
nature of the occasion, he appeared per
fectly happy in his innocence. He held in
his tiny hand the fragrant rose. When the
woman carried him to the edge of the grave
he leaned over and looked into it.
Still the same smile lingered npon his
countenance. Then raising his arm, he
threw the flower into the grave, and at the
same time, with a distinctness remarkable
for one so young, exclaimed: "Gone, gone!"
It was audible to every person. The in
fant waved his hand over the open tomb
several times, saying in a softer voice:
"Bye, bye. Bye, bye."
It was indescribably impressive. The de
ceased mother had given her dying blessing
to the baby boy, and he in this beautiful
manner placed his floral tribute on her
corpse and sweetly sung his farewell.
And so the rose had its death.
L. E. STOFIEL.
HOW WE EEAD ODE PAPERS.
Every One Pernse HI. Journal In a Differ
New York Tlmes.J
"It is peculiar how personal characteris
tics manifest themselves," said an elderly
gentleman in the elevated cars to his equally
elderly companion, "and perhaps not the
least noticeable is the way different peo-
pie read newspapers, especially in publio
conveyances. Everybody has his own pet
way. Take the way they hold them. Did
it ever strike! you in how many different
ways this can be done?"
This peculiarity had never struck his com
panioio thaelderjye.n.tleman, who wore
'a shi51ng silk hat, a pair of gold spectacles,
and a white lawn tie, continued his aphor
isms. "Just look across at those men on the
other side. Ko two are reading their paper
in the same way. The eavesdropper at his
aide also looked across, and the observation
was true. One man had doubled the sheet,
another had made it into a quarter, still
another had folded it into three straight
sections the full length of the column.
"I have found," continued the oracle,
"that a large portion of the men read the
paper folded in half, the quarter section
men come next, and the full length section
ists next. It is rarely you find two men
sitting side by side reading a paper the
same way." There was a momentary pause
filled by the rustle of some assenting news
paper, and the oracle again remarked:
The way of holding a newspaper shows the
man as surely as the way he walks. The
refined, educated man, carefully creases his
paper, sees that it is in compact shape, and
then goes systematically through it, passing
from column to column and page to page
with ease and facility, whereas the shiftless,
uncouth man bunches it into wads and goes
through it as if hunting for something in a
Will THEY BUSH.
Tho Benson That Tonne Men Crowd for
From the New York Star.
Short as the trip from New York to
Brooklyn over the big bridge is, one may
learn something every time one makes it. A
flood of light was thrown upon me on the
home journey yesterday afternoon. I noticed
that in the rush for seats between 5:30 and
6:30 o'clock some women joined in the
scramble, while others moved on slowly and
gracefully. I observed also that those latter
were all either very pretty or very stylish,
When all who had seats were seated, I
further observed those girls either languidly
reaching their lovely hands up to lay hold
of the balancing straps, so thoughtfully pro
vided by the trustees, or gazing pensively at
the patterns of their gloves. But did they
stand or gaze long? I guess not In less
than three seconds as many young men as
there were pretty strapped ladies had risen,
and with hat in one hand pointed to vacant
seats with the other. It may be also stated
here, incidentally, that the swiftest rushers
for seats among the madding crowd are those
young men and for reasons just implied.
Had they no seats they would not have an
opportunity of making graceful bows in
presence of an audience more or less appre
ciative. Surely there is in beneficent nature
a law of compensation.
THEEE WAS A PAUSE.
The Name of the DistlncnUhed OratorlHad
Allen is never so funny as when he tells
a story on himself. He and Mills were
billed to speak in Connecticut
"The posters," says Allen, "always read
Hon. Eogeb Q. Mills
in great- big type, 'and others" in small
type. I was 'and others.' At one town
Mills missed his train and couldn't come
for some reason, and I had to go alone. The
committee came down to the train with a
brass band and a lot of sashes and lugs.
When the Chairman of the committee found
Mills was not there he yelled out of the car
window: 'Xou needn t play, boys, Mills
"At the hall the presiding officer re
marked to chirk me up a little: The or
jence was a-expectin' Mills 'n '11 be disap
pointed, but I'll interjuce ye.'
" 'Ladees an' gentlemen, an' standerd
harrers of untarrified Democracy cheers,
you will all jine me in the sense of disap
pointment we feel at the unavoidable ad-
sence of the Honnerble Boger Q. Mills
rcheersl, who wuz to hey addressed us to
night But his place will no doubt be ably
and satisfactorily filled by the Honnerble
ATHLETIC JACK TARS.
How Uncle Sam's Sailors Introduced
the National Game of
BASEBALL IN THE FAR EAST.
Celebrating the Fourth by Defeating Ens
BOAT EACING IN THE CHINA SEAS
tWElTTEf TOB THB DISPATCH. 1
Sailors, as a class, take a great deal of
interest in athletic sports, and are generally
well up on events occurring in the sporting
world. Even on foreign stations, where
papers from home are received not oftener
than twice a month, Jacky keeps well posted
on such matters, and can tell you the rela
tive standing of the ball clubs in the pen
nant struggles, and will know accurately
the records of even new players who have
sprung into prominence during his absence.
On the China station, at all the principal
ports, there are athletic clubs with excel
lent grounds, and owing to the predomi
nance of Englishmen among the foreign
residents, the popular games are cricket
and lawn tennis. Baseball has obtained no
permanent foothold, but the crews of Ameri
can naval vessels have given the
game a spasmodic life in those ont of
the way places. When I wa9 on
that station a few years ago, a club
was organized by the officers of the fleet,
and we gave the foreigners lessons in the
great American game before Anson and his
crowd of globe trotters made their famous
trip. We did not play any games under
the shadows of the pyramids, but in Japan
we used Buddhist temples as backstops, and
in China defined the foul lines with pagodas.
Onrs was really quite a creditable team,
and we had some Tattling good games at
Yokohama on one occasion when tho ships
were all together. There are quite a num
Der of Americans in that town, and the club
against which we played was made up prin
cipally of our own countrymen. The scores
of the two games played were 10 to 6 and 12
to 7,-both in favor of the navy club, and so
much interest was excited by the games
that, after we left, the English cricketers
organized a club ana challenged the Ameri
can residents. The Englishmen were beaten
so badly that it killed the interest at once.
The flagship went from Yokohama to
Hong Kong soon after, and the English
men, in the latter place, having seen ac
counts of the games, were curious to see
what the game itself was like. With the
assistance of a couple of Americans, the
cricketers formed a club, and challenged us
for a game, and we came nearer defeat than
at any other time while on the coast
SUSTAINING THE NATION'S HONOE.
The flagship was the only one of our ves
sels in port, and the nine had to be filled out
with men who were Very poor players.
There was considerable feeling over the
game, and the natural antagonism to the
English animated every member of the nine
with a determination to win, if possible.
We knew that it would be anything but a
"padding," as we had seen the cricketers
practicing, and they were all good fielders,
and some of our men were anything
but that We won the toss and
took the field, and the Englishmen
led us until the ninth inning. In the last
half of that inning, with two men ont and
two men on bases, we needed one run to tie
and two to win. The man at the bat had
not touched the ball during the day, and
we were all preparing to accept our defeat
as gracefully as we could. One strike was
called, then two strikes, but the third ball
that came over -the plate he swiped for as
pretty a two-base hit as Kelly ever made,
and the game was won. The yell that went
up from all the Americans present was a
hearty one. and with characteristic gener
osity toward their antagonists, the English
men, joined in the applause.
The sport.of all others, which is most pop
ular with sailors, is boat racing, and a feel
ing of most intense rivalry animates the
racing crews of the different ships. Baces
between boats from vessels of different
nationalities are always matters of great in
terest, and the residents on shore are ready
to back the crew of their own nation
ality heavily. A challenge for a boat race
is never given in writing, but is conveyed
according to a custom, whose origin I have
never been able to learn. The boat desiring
to challenge, with crew in racing trim, rows
around the ship whose crew they wish to
race, and coming up under the bow, toss
their oars, standing them vertical. A meet
ing is then appointed and arrangements
made. Formerly a great deal of open bet
ting was done, but it is discountenanced
now by all commanding officers. A large
purse would be made up on the challenging
ship and sent over to the opposing one in
charge of a committee to be covered.
CELEBRATING THE FOUBTH.
The Fourth of July is often celebrated
when in foreign waters by games and races.
The last Fourth we passed on the station
was celebrated in this way. There were
two Bussian, two British and two American
men-of-war in port, and a programme of
races had been made ont for the afternoon.
The Bussians and Englishmen had entered
boats in most of the races, and we antici
pated great sport, and we got it.
At 8 o'clock in the morning all the men-of-war
were decked out with bunting, it
being a custom for all ships of war to dress
ship when a national holiday of the country
of one of the vessels present occurs. The
forenoon was devoted to games. There were
tugs of war, walking matches, three-legged
races, climbing the greased pole and other
well-known sports. The only one contain
ing any element of novelty was that of the
greased pole. It was suspended from a yard
arm, and dangled over the water at such a
height that it could be easily reached from
a boat The lower end for a couple of feet
was dry. The candidate for honors would
be rowed up under the pole, and getting a
good grasp on it, the boat would be shoved
away from beneath him. It was easy
enough to climb until the greased
part was struck, and then the fun
began. Some would climb up a little
way on the greased 'portion, and slipping
back would cover the lower portion with
grease, and they would finally have to drop
off into the water. No one succeeded in
reaching the yard arm, and the mishaps
caused a great deal of merriment At noon
a salute of 21 guns was fired by each of the
ships, and it was a grand sight Each
vessel was soon hidden by a thick cloud of
smoke, and as the guns were fired, sheets of
flame would belch out from this cloud, fol
lowed by rolling masses of dense, heavy
fumes, until it looked as though a fog had
The boat races took place in the after
noon. One of the cutter races was won by
an English crew, but the Americans won
the dingley, whaleboat and gig races. A
race between a couple of Catamarans caused
a great deal of fun. Instead of oars,
the crews used large coal shovels as
paddles, and the struggle was quite
an exciting one. The race on
which the greatest interest was centered
was that between our admiral's barge and
the Bussian admiral's. Our crew was a
picked one, and were in constant training,
and we all felt confident of victory. The
Bussian officers, including their admiral,
were on board our snip, and were just as
confident that their boat could not be
beaten. Our barge pulled 14 oars, and tho
Bussian 18, but no handicap was allowed
on this account The race was two miles
out, around a stake boat, and return. When
-the two boats took their places at the start
ing line, X, tor one, leu doubts as Jto our
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NOVEMBER 3, 1889.
men, and the difference in number of oars
was greatly in their favor.
AN EXCITING BACK.
When the pistol was fired the boats
started off on very even terms, the coxswains
standing in the stern sheets, with the
long racing tillers between their legs,
and swaying their bodies back and
forth to time the stroke. As theyneared
the stake boat, on the way out, it was im
possible to tell which was ahead, but when
our boat began to turn first, the crew com
menced to cheer. There was evidently but
L little difference thus far, as the Bussian
boat turned only a few seconds later, and
the race back commenced. The Bussian
Admiral was quite an excitable man, and
walked nervously up and down, looking at
the boats occasionally through a pair of
ship's glasses. When they came near
enough for their respective positions to be
determined, we could see that our boat had
a good lead, and was increasing it, and it
crossed the line an easy winner. The yells
from our men were deafening, and the Bus
sians were decidedly crestfallen. They
claimed that their defeat was due to the su
periority of our boat, and our Ad
miral offered to exchange boats and re
row the race. The Bussians jumped
at the chance of redeeming their
defeat, and the race was rowed after giving
the crews a chance to recover from their
severe exertions. In the meantime, -a
couple of scrub races were rowed. One was
between crews selected from the firemen and
marines. The firemen won hands down,
and for months afterward used to twit the
"Jollies" about it.
When the barges appeared at the line
again, our boat was manned by 14 m'en from
the Bussian crew, and four men in addition
to our regular racing crew were in the Rus
sian boat The Bussian Admiral made a
few remarks to his crew before the race be
gan, and from the caressing tones ot his
voice, we concluded that he was offering
them special inducements to win. Off they
went, and at the turning point were on
about even terms, but on the way back the
superior training of our men began to tell.
The Bnssians struggled manfully, but in
vain. Our men passed the line and tossed
oars in salute, with a lead at least double
what they had in the first race.
To say that the Bussian admiral was cha
grined, would be drawing it mild, and as
soon as-be could get his boat manned, he
left the ship, and we were undisputed cham
pions of the station.
We got badly left on one occasion. There
are several small boats in -the navy that are
celebrated for their rowing qualities, and
they deserve their reputation. So well is
their speed recognized, that no boat's crew
will knowingly pull against them without a
handicap. The J , one of our naval ves-
sels.when fitting out at the New York Navy
Yard for the China station, captured one of
these boats, ant? brought her out. We had
not received a challenge since our race with
the Bussians,and were quite surprised when
the J 's boat pulled up under our bow
one afternoon and tossed oars.
A CLOSE PINISH.
Arrangements for a race were
soon made,, and the interest ran
high. We knew that for same
reason her crew was very confident of
success, but we never imagined the true
one. A great deal of money was up on the
race, and the feeling was intense. It was
this time a five-mile race with a turn, and
in snch a long pull we were sure the supe
rior training of our men would telL
The start and finish were in easy view
from all the ships of the fleet, and the rig
ging ot all the vessels was black with men.
It was a pretty start, both crews being held
well in hand, and, as far as we'could follow
them, neither one had any advantage. To
our view they seemed to move slower and
slower as they neared the stake boats. Their
boat was the first to commence to round at
the turn, and as she did so a triumphant
cheer came from the men on the J' ,
answered by our men an instant later as our
boat began to turn. It seemed an age be
fore the boats came near enough to tell
what were their relative positions- When we
could determine we saw that their boat
was slightly in the lead, bnt the bow of our
boat lapped the stern of theirs. What a
pandemonium of yells was let loose as the
distance from the finish lessened and the
relative positions of the two boats was main
tained. The old admiral and the skipper
were as highly excited as the youngest
middy, and danced around as though the
deck were hot The boats had to pass under
the stern of our ship, and the finish line was
between a conple of buoys about 100 feet
bevond it Both crews were pullintr as hard
as they knew how, and as they neared the"
stern ot our snip everyone went wild.
The coxswains standing in the stern
with caps gone were swinging back
and forth, and frantically calling
on the crews for a spurt, and encouraging
thorn in every way. "More beef, boys."
"Hither up." "Give it to 'em in the neck,"
cried the men from our ship, and as they
passed under the stern, with the J 's
boat a quarter of a length ahead, the old
admiral shouted out: "What in thunder do
you mean, boys? Will you let the blamed
haymakers beat you?" and the skipper,
fairly jumping up and down, called out:
"Beer or blood, bovs. Once more for the
beer." Our men did nobly, and we could
see that they were cutting down the lead,
and as they passed over the line it was im
possible to tell from the ship which had
won. The judges decided that it was a
dead heat, and we were very well satisfied
at getting off so well. The race was never
rerowed, as we left for home soon after.
HOGS TO BUST CRIMINALS.
Not Fflcctlro In Teza Because They Coold
Not bo Had In Time.
From the Galveston News.
When Conductor Brown was murdered
near Sherman, last Friday, the first cry was
to "send for the dogs." There has not been
a murder committed in the State for years
that the dogs have not been sent for, and
by the time the dogs arrive, in nine
cases in ten the fugitive has been
gone so long that his tracks have become
cold. In the Nineteenth Legislature Sena
tor Davis introduced a bill requiring
sheriffs to keep dogs to track criminals and
providing for their purchase and support.
Living in the southeastern part ot the State
where there are veritable wildernesses, he
declared that it was nearly impossible to
catch fugitives unless these animals were
At once there was ridicule sent up from
all sides, and the bill was killed without
hardly a consideration. "Send for the
dogs" is the constant-cry, for it is somewhat
strange that the worst crimes are committed
at points remote from the dogs. They are
employed on the convict farms, and they
are effective. They are not vicious, as the
readers of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" imagine,
and the cost of their breeding and support
would be infinitesimal. Perhaps- after a
time the advice of Senator Davis, as ex
pressed in his bill, will be found to be
sound and will be taken. Had it been
taken and the Sheriff of Grayson county
supplied with the animals, the murderer of
Brown would now be behind the bars.
HI Grandmother Knew How.,
A little boy in a Milford school received
his first day's instrnction last week. Before
night he had learned to lecognize and spell
one, word. "Now," said the teacher, "yon
can tell,your grandmother to-night how to
spell 'ox.' " "My grandmother knows how
to spell it," Indignantly replied the loyal
little fellow; "she's teaeied school."
She Keproved tho Cat.
Margery was playing with the kitten and
all at once received a severe scratch. She
looked at the ugly red line, then she
stretched out her hand toward the kitten
and Hid, sternly, "Titty, diva jn that
AT AN ENGLISH FAIR.
The Market Place Full of Buxom
Lasses Looking for Employment.
HER FACE WAS HER FORTUNE.
A Young Farmer Hires a Servant and Gains
1ITELY DEBATING IN A C0U3TBI INK
(COxBxsroxsxircx or tux Bisrxica.i
Iondok, October 20.
MONO the rural En.
glish, and more partid
ularly in the North of
England, the temi-an.
nual fairs are full of
interest and entertain
ment to the wandering
is this true in Northum
berland, on the border
of Scotland, where the
people have many of the peculiarities of
both nations, and use a dialect entirely
their own. "Fair Day" In quaint pict
uresque Morpeth is an occasion never to be
Early in the morning crowds of strong,
red-cheeked, well-built country lasses hurry
through the streets to the market plAce,
where the sturdy British farmer hires his
help, male and female, for the ensuing six
months. This feature really constitutes the
fair, and the fact of all the country maidens
being there, attracts their sweethearts,
friends and enrious people. Tiers of candy
stalls, "penny" shows, etc., are on the streets
and it is evident that the town has abso
lutely resigned itself to the hiring of the
Hiring a girl In the publio market place
is a very interesting piece of business. I
became acquainted with a young farmer
who was there to "hire a lass." His mother
was a widow, and he had been assigned that
pleasing, and in many instances important,
duty. As he elbowed through the crowd he
eyed a "lass" who was the picture of health
and vigor and whose face was pretty and
rnddy as the cherry.
A BUSINESS PEOPOSITION.
"Aw wud like'to avil thetyers," said he.
In plain English this meant that he would
like to sign the young beauty lor the next
six months. But there was an old man try
ing to come to terms with the young lady,
AT A NOBTH
who was probably 18 years old. She saw
that my young friend was also on the look
out and the old man's offers were soon laid
aside for awhile.
"What are ye asking the day, hinny?"
"Aw want 6," was the fair worker's re
ply. Then the real higgling of the market
commenced. 'Finally the young man re
marked that his mother was only-prepared
to pay 5J for the six months. ' whether
or not the implied fact that the young em-
Eloyerwas single had any influence was
ard to determine; but she accepted the
and we all adjourned to an inn to
have the young woman "earled" or signed.
I say all because she had other female
friends who had their country sweethearts
with them At tbe-lnu each party signed
the agreement The young woman received
9 shilling as her "earling" money and when
she got it there was a general remark to the
effect that "that settles it" We all had
onr beverages, and the country maidens
were not in the least bashful in tipping off
a goodly quantity of Mumm'ji best brandy.
At every table of the inn the same business,
that of "earling" was going on. Almost
every other in the town had similar scenes,
-and it was nearly nightfall when the work
of hiring young women in that public street
was over. Of course many were left un
hired; some whose general appearances did
not make good impressions, hut they were
consoled by the fact that there were other
fairs at otner places is the county.
THE BACHELOR'S OPPORTUNITY,
The custom is centuries old, and has been
handed down from generation to generation
without almost any change since it was first
established. Many stories are connected
with the "Fair Day." That is the time
above all others when these "lads and
lasses" from the obscure homesteads away
back in the country districts look their very
best, and that is about the only time of the
year that they get a brief respite from their
daily arnagery. out meir condition in
life must be a healthy one, because
a man must needs travel a
very long way before he will see
such a large number of plump and good
looking, rosy-cheeked girls. "Fair Day"
is the prompter of hundreds of marriages
which result in a life's happiness for the
contracting parties. Widowers often find
another "helpmate" at the fair when on
the lookout for" a housekeeper, and a wid
ower would be very difficult, indeed, to
please if among the hundreds of maidens
irom 16 years old to 20, and others whose
ages are of the unknown quantity, he could
not select one who was deserving of a higher
Sosltion in a lowly household than house
At this fair I was introduced to a Mr. and
Mrs. D n, who became man and wife
through a business introdnction at the fair.
Mr. D.'s mother had died and he and his
father were left with.no one to manage the
household affairs. Mr. D., Sr., said:
"Noo, Bill, thoo mun gan to the fair and
git a nice young housekeeper. Mind thoo
gets a camly yen and yen thlt'll not dis
grace the boose."
Bill, as he was called, related to me In
that Morpeth inn the extreme anxieties and
the unbounded pleasures of that day when
he visited the fair in quest of a house
keeper. He talked business to almost every
"lass" at the fair without making a choice..
Eventide was fast approaching and those
who had been hired, together with their
Meads, were all HaakLw ' their wav to tie
JBM Htttg s, MUI gmp MM.
r'B&lsW A -H.
Country Girl Going to the Fair.
hired young women still in the open market
place there was one "nice and canny look
in' lass," as Bill called her. Her manner
was exceedingly more gentle thasr the ordi
nary, and her face was sweet and Intelli
gent She wasn't there to hireforfana
work, but desired a "place" Just such as
our friend Bill had to dispose of.
. A BUBAL, BOMANCX.
"Are ve hiring hinnv?" said Bill. With
an unusual basbfulness this particular young
woman replied in the affirmative. It is
needless to say that they did not higgle a
minute about terms, for Bill told me that he
felt sure that he was hiringone that would
become his wife. And such was eventually
the case, and a happier married couple I
have never' met than Mr. and Mrs. D n,
who never fail to enjoy "fair day."
The village inn is another feature pecul
iar to English rural life. Each is provided
with a drinking parlor, and here the village
schoolmaster, the village politicians, the
village employers and the intelligent and
industrious workmen meet from time to
time, and over their glasses of hot whisky or
Bass ale diseuss, pronounce upon and settle
the most complicated questions of national
or international policy.
I spent a few evenings at one of those
inns, and I had not only a merry, but an
instructive time. -The parlor held about 30
of us, and as a mean's of making it
somewhat exclusive each drink was
increased in price a penny or a halfpenny.
An official of a local mine and the local
schoolmaster were prominent and the latter
had the honor of presiding over the party.
Almost all in the room were smoking long
clay pipes. The schoolmaster opened the
"Well, Mr. Clarke, we've got our drinks
in, and I think it your turn to speak. Only
five minutes now, mind. Do you all hear,
only five minutes each now, I say. It's
Mr. Clarke, who was a bright looking
young working man of about 26 years, stood
up from his chair and proceeded to knock
to smithereens something that the coalmine
official had said about home rule. ,
"Does our friend Mr. C mean to say
that each of us hasn't a right to manageur
our own household afiairs? We have a
right, sir, and so has the Irish people a
right to manage the affairs of their own
native land." This evidently was a settler.
as it Was cheered, and the official sapped his
hot whisky, but did sot reply.
Batthe.disewsionvfent oa until nearly
midnight, and I was surprised toflnd the
remarkable knowledge of history displayed
by almost every person in th.r9oss- Almost
everyyillage has its reading rooH, aad the
patrons of these inns read up to a remark
able extent on their favorite subject for
days and days. They go to the.
inn thoroughly primed aad best oa flooring
somebody. Opportunity is soon offered them
to air their various views, because as soon
as the company becomes a little noisy s
ehairmsn is appointed, and he holds the
scales of justice. This custom has developed
many prominent speakers among tke work
After working; hard for six days some
men will walk miliv. on a fUlnrrt- ..!
Uohaye a drink and hear and take part in
uiu uuciuudb. oj me Topics ox tne week at
the inn parlor. To a great extent it is
there that publio opinion is formed on gen
eral political questions and it is there tht
many poor unfortunate creatures, whose lot
in life has bee& so severe as to deprive them
of even the rudiments of education, learn
very Important troths la tieir own plain
and every day language.
BED SHIRT AT LDN0H10I.
While Shlnlna- la FarMaa Society Ha Be
come a Happy Pares.
Paris Letter to Brooklyn Zscle.!
The Buffalo Bills, as they call the show
here, have had great success. The syndicate
is thinking of getting up a winter show
which they expect to be as SBceessful. But
I doubt if there remains any one in. Paris
who will care to go to any show so soon
after having had such a sufficiency of them
this summer. Mrae. Nevada a few days ago
offered the spice, to a few guests, of meeting
the Indian bioux Cnlef, fd Shirt, at a
luncheon. She had him sit next to Buffalo
Bill in case he might be ignorant of some of
the rules of hospitality and weald want man
agement But, to our surprise, be kept all
the strict rules of table manners; not the
most civilized gentleman could have done
He wore his Sunday go to meeting
blanket Don't smile, for it is his Sunday
go to meeting blanket He has been con
verted to Catholicism aad wears that
blanket at mass. Amusing lacideat:
While Bed shirt was conviviaDy breaking
bread with us, a son was born to him in the
camp adjoining the inclocure of the show.
The Vanderblk AH Noted a Pearl sod
The most notable instauee of Inherited
talent with the reins that I Know of is that
of the Yanderbilt family. The old Commodore
was a fearless and indeed almost a reckless
driver and gained a reputation oa Harlem
Lane and the uptown avenues, which peo
ple talk about to this day. He was a matter
mind and impressed his individuality -eo
his horses as well as the men with whoa he
was brought into contact
His son, Willian H., Inherited that as
he did other paternal qualities in a conser
vative way, and was up to the day of his
death a remarkably good driver. He was
particularly fond of driving two horses,
which is an art far more difficult than that
Asktasr Toe Mae the Stria.
If a girl were to attempt to fellew all the se
crets of health and beauty found in the
ladies' columns of the magazines she would
spend the entire night in bathing? brushing
her hair, oiling her hands, donning old
gloves aad doing the best of other tUaf.
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A Debate in thi Vlllagt Jhiv
A GEEAT AUTIOEESSil
An Interesting Account of tta-Liff '
and. Literary Triumpla of J :
IRS. HARRIET BEECHES STOW
Soma Eemarkabla Extract . lstmJMB
in(ob!otrrat)lr, ' nvi
AEEFEEE5CE TO THI BEICHIX!
twarrrxar ros tkx &xt mxcxj -
One by one the great personalitiejSasliJr
great by the work they wrought tor tie jmk J
! nf flnaTTniwi a i !! nils? .wa.vb
Grant has gone, Beecher Is dead and it waij
not many months ago that the funeral dfefat:
was cuantea over tne oier oi onenuaa, j,
No figure among the few of those gres4
ones siiu remaining v u nana out mors
prominently and sharply against the hori-1
zon of popular affection aad veueratietf tksi
that of Mrs. fitowe. The author of wepto!!
of love and wrath, than which no other -
book, with the exception of the Bible, has ,
other volumes which nave bat eeaeateet
more closely the bulwarks of herfsaefkvf
loving, simple-minded, natural woman! then
place filled by Mrs. Stowe among the graaii-
cnaracters ot wis century is unique. ,;
It was about two ago weeks that, upon Mr '
bicycle, I glided over the crackling leave -y
tnrougn naniora streets to cau upon au-ur
Stowe, witn whom J. nave had an intinuce
acquaintance for years. LV was a lovely day, '
and as I turned into Forest street, near the '
corner of which stands Mrs. Stowe's modest'
residence. and in a zsome-st
more dismounted by her gateway,
tne irons aoor openea ana mere, anaiBiff
anon the threshold, was Mrs. Stowe herselt'
X shall never forget the picture. A slight..1:, J
figure draped in blade, sharply ouulasaicj
against tne snaaow oi tne naitway beyond;
the snow white hair brushed straight baeki
from a broad, low forehead, feature.' "1
Beecberian in their strong, fine outlines, 3
crraseu into uunuscnuu luuiuus wnasuea,!
blnish erav eves dimmed br aze. thus does-
the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" look H'l
her 78th year.
It is not my intention in the limited i
at mr command to speak further of my vis-it i
I may say, however, that I enjoyed it maejs
more than former ones because I had speatf
the evening before in reading the advaej
proofs of Mrs. Stowe's autobiography. IHsj
from these advance vroofs that I have beesf
Dermitted to take the extracts, none of whisxtf
have ever been printed before, whlcbTappMrli
in, the lollowing article.
A. CHILD ESSAYIST.
Tho thine which most interested melfai
the beginning was a composition given1 ej
tire in the first chapter, which shows Xrof
Stowe's marvelous precocity as a oMlij
of 12. SR$
The title is the remarkable one of, wcWl
the Immortality of the Soul be Proved by?
the Light or .Nature?"
The following extracts speak for '
It has justly been concluded by the phfleiiyj
phers oi everage; "The proper study of bmsm
kind is man," and his nature and ecH)porttfe,1
botn pnysicai ana mencu, nave oeentuejeeTOl
of the most critical examination In the cotl
of these researches man) have been at a leas to
account for the change which takes place la tstaj
body attbe time of death. BysomeithMecestl
attributed to the flJcatof its tenant, a hf 5
otners to its nnai anmnuaaoa. , ,i..-j
The anestlons. "What becomes of tfca seat:
at the time of death?" and. If It be 'sot aaw
nihflated, "w&at is its destiny after oeawr'J;
are those which, from the Interest tkMwsattf
feel in them, will probably esgrosi tiiiiissssa
attention. ' AJft
In puauiBg these inquiries It wfflke sa-gl
sary to drrest onrselves of an, tiMtt lsini'ssSiFn
which we bava obtained from tae BttMwM&Sr
revelation nas sea over nas, sws. aatvi
selres In the Basse pesltloa. as. th Allaaa
of past ages whea oonsWeiiBg the saaMissfej
iect . T &&&m
'xne nrsi argument wnica naa Nttin
to prove the Immortality ot the saslta 4
from the nature ot mind Itself. It has (M
supporters of this theory) no
pans, ana ineToiore, as laero ar
Is not snscirotiblo of divisibility l
acted upon. by decay, and thereto st'-i
not decay it will exist forever. - , .
And cere it is uia was a oec as smii
unite wisdom and benevoieae as Mac ac i
the Creator is possessed woula sot a
man with snch van easadtlas and
desires, and woald have jdve& asm aii
In order to establish the validity of shssa
menc.it is necessary to prove ny tse n
nature that the Creator is beaevoleat,"
being uapracaeaeiev is oi man
render the arzument invalid.
Bnt the arcmment nroceed aaon 1
sitioa that to destroy the seal weald a i
Now this is arraigning the "All-wtoa"
the tribunal of his sntteCBj to amiwar :
mistakes In his governmeat Cm w 1
Into the council of the "UBrefii i
what means are made to aaswertfeeir e
The great desire of the soul for i
its secret innate horror of aaaE
been broneht to urore its immortality.
we always find this horror or this dtM7 "J
not mnca more evident t&at tka great m
of mankind have no such draadaCaHf
that there is a strong reeling of Berrert
by tne idea or pensning irom ta
DeiB iorCTtien. oi losaar autaeaea
all that fame awaittd the. Kaay fsat t
IHB VALE OP PUXUSUXT
and reflect that though aowtbeideis at
world soon all which will be left tassa wtM
the common portion of mankind obilTJaal
wis oreaa aoea not arise irom asy waa oc
destiny Beyond tne tomn, ana eves ww
true It would afford no proof that tk
would exist forever, merely from tu
aires. For It talent with as maea
be argued that tne body will exist forevarj
eanse we have a ereat dread of ojistc. aad
uts principle nomine wnico wo wm
would ever be withheld from lis.
... . . L l.-.-. .. " . .
that we greatly dread will ever ootaa i
nrindnle evidently false.
Again, it has been said that the c
gression or tae powers ox tne
another proof of its Immortality. 3.S.'
In answer to this it may be said teMatoaaal
is not always procreating la her -power. J.
not rather a subject of general resaaxk't
tnese onuunt taienis wnica in yoata at
in manhood become stationary, aad fee
gradually stnK to oeeayr TiuwosetMi
man aesoesos to tae tososearaaai
that once t-owertul auad remain..
Somemindat there are wao at ttM
death retain taelr XaenltM taaa a
paired, and If tae anraaMatba valid, 1
the only eases where Immortality Is m
Azsln.lt Is urssd that the taesnaMtr-d)ja1
wards and paaisfemeatt la thtt wstM dtaSMaafl
another la walea xirtae may ba rsMadlaajf
vice paalased. This arcajaeat, i ttojSMSii
place, taxes xor MS rmnisasnanqs
by tho Uht of Baton ska asaal
tfoa between virtae aad Tfeax
oeaueovano. nysataf m ausiiajsai i
Deueveo. saa or ail eeastaaraa m
doubtful. Aad. seeenaly, Itaats tka
under aa eWamtlea to t
action of HI eveataree.
Ko saea ekaSBaf
exist, aad taarafofataa aant aaadtat 1
valid. Aad this saaaoaM Kb CriMm a a.
a being of jastfee, vbtea eaaaet by the HtjM til
natare m proved, aad as ssta wane assy
rests spea tads loaaaavttea it etnajalf.
This arrawaat alas dfeaetty aa
wisdom of ta Creator, for taw
tnis: taat-lerasaaab mH a
manaea His eorrernauat la
must have aaetaar la wMeh to saatify 1
takes aad errartiaaat of tala. aad what i
would this give aa of oar alf-waw Ctmtmti
from au tas sr gfinaa, wniaa, i
piauwoi as arse Mtai, an raaaa a
may do artraaa tae naeaawtras as
Witnont It. the destiny of ta aa
works of God would have been mA la e
Never till the Messed licht of th
dawned on tae borders or tne wt,
aids ot the Cross proclaimed 'Tat
and good will to men," was it i
aad misled man was enaMed to
Ual orlgia aad glerlea otsttay.
Thk remarkable pie s !
titioa was read at a sssttal
Km. Stews whea ia sYer. twelfth
the erieiaal of It isstHI ia aa
her sea, the Key. Caarks X. gtiit.,
As the daughter of the
Clergyman ot nis aay, ssn. atswa'Si
lite was seta ataM mi nasi
. .., i -r ZZ -.
sad lalsMeas whiest tM sMti
w swvagiy jmmmmm am - saaaaa
acaaac aad aaaasamaa1 wtaaW at a. a 'i
awrst sara fwfnaawsi aaaama, sasswlj
ms ea aaaaa