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: Heavy 'lie clouds and drtnry the day?
One like we used to have long
Chilly and cold and bleak and gray.
But Tolly and I. on our homeward way,
Care noc at all for the blinding nnovv.
Streets are deserted, save here and there
Ked-nosed pedestrians wending their way
Over the sieet-covered pavements where
'An ill-chosen step means a trip through air
Aud a heavy fall on this winter's day.
Snugly ensconced in a woolen wrap?
Hands in a muff and her face aglow,
Polly is thinking of me.'mayhap,
And I?well, from under ny heavy cap
x in uieauuug ui uvi, iui j. h/?v uh
Only we two, yet a happier pair
Couldn't be ?ound over land or sea*
For I love Polly, so sweet and fair.
And no cause nave 1 for a single care.
For Pollv?she told rae so?loves me!
?-Jerome P. Fleishman, in Baltimore News.
M.OK. 3LI.T CARSON stood at
"WIT ~ tbe *op of tbe kit0^en
O JYi O stairs shielding "with glow^
ing fingers the candle that
>fOW she held above her head.
Stie heard mice scurrying about among
the pans that Aunt Sally had left on
the table when she went to her cabin
for the night, and she shrank from venturing
into the darkness below. But
as she hesitated, peering anxiously
down the flight a groan from another
room ended her reluctance. Lifting
her skirts she ran quickly over the
stairs, for Edward, her husband, had
beeu seized at midnight with a violent
headache, the result of riding too long
ia the sun in the afternoon, and was
begging deliriously for ice. So ice
Molly must have, evea i? it meant
braving the terrors below.
. The refrigerator was in a lean-to
opening from the kitchen. Mrs. Carson
found the door shut and fastened
securely against all her pushings and
shakings, and the end of the key
glinted maliciously at her through the
keyhole, as if tauuting her inability.
> Running up stairs, she left the canidle
on the table in the dining room, and
Went out of doors to try to open the
outside shed door. The moon shone
'dimly through fleecy April clouds, and
a whipporwill called insistently from a
near-by field, in the note that sounds
more melancholy in the North Carolina
mountains than anywhere else in the
The outer door proved as obstinate
as the inner. Molly rattled in vain,
and then fell to pulling at the wire netting
over a little window beside it. The
tears rolled down her cheeks as she
tugged with no success. A ragged bit
of gauze tore her fingers, but she did
not mind the Dain. The sound of Ed
jward's voice inside the house, rising
and falling in the babble of delirium,
spurred her to continued effort, and
deafened her to the cry of the wbippoonvill.
She did not even hear the
sound of approaching footsteps.. until
t. man came around the corner of the
house so quickly that he almost ran
' "Heavens!"' she cried at the same
moment, shaking from head to foot,
and hardly able to articulate. '"What
do you want?''
' Her heart thumped furiously, but
through her fear there ran the thought
that whatever happened Edward must
Lave the ice.
The man regained his self-possession
as he saw her fright.
"It looks like we-all's ^n to the same ,
business," he chuckled, pointing to the
window, and giving her a poke in the
arm with a dirty thumb.
"I don't understand you; I am Mrs.
Carson," said Molly, throwing back her
fair head, haughtily. Then, recalled by
his gesture to her occupation she forgot
her terror in the thought that here
was a man?a strong man?who could
help her. She began to work feverishly
at the netting.
"Mr. Carson's very ill. He's out of
, his head, and I want to get some ice
for him. The door from the kitchen is
locked," she explained. "There!" triumphantly,
as one corner gave way in
response to a vigorous tug. "Now you
pull on that," she commanded, and the
ivvould-be burglar, nothiug loath, gave a
jerk that brought off the whole covering.
"Splendid!" exclaimed Molly, and
prepared to climb in at once.
"No, you don't. Ma'am," said the man,
"Let me go in first and assist you-all."
He pushed his bulky frame through
the small casement, and then helped
Molly, with a caution not to "laxerate"
herself. Without a thought for the
strangeness of her position, loe'^d into
the shed with this rough fellow, Molly
went at once to the refrigerator.
"Unlock that door at the left,
please," she said. "You'll find a candle
and matches on the shelf over the
kitchen table. "Now," with uplifted
voice as she heard the sputter of the
match, "bring me a pan to put the ice
in. TDaiiK you. wnat a reuei n is to
have this!" and filling the tin she
crossed the kitchen and began to go
Tip stairs, so absorbed in her purpose
that she no loqger noticed her companion.
* "Here you. Ma'am, don't you-all go
back on your pal that-a-way," said he.
iwith a return of the audacity of which
her air of command and her unconsciousness
of the situation had robbed
, Molly paused midway on the flight.
"Oh, I'd forgotten. You came to?er
?thine-* I suDoose? I'm sorry."
she went on politely, '"but I'm afraitl
there isn't a thing you'd care for. You
see, this is a furnished cottage, and all
the silver is plated, which isn't any
use to you. of course. And we never
keep any money m the house, though
I think?I think " with an effort at
remembrance, "that I have two quai'ters
in my purse: if that would be of
any service to you!" tentatively.
The man seemed about to express
his disappointment, when Airs. Carson
thought again of her husband.
"I mustn't stay here talking. I've |
been ages getting tbi.s ice," and
gtraizbtwav sne ran uo stairs, loaviue
Gus McClatchie standiug in Ihe middle
ot' Uie kitchen floor.
"Well, I'll be skewered!" he said.
slowly. Then, as ins Hostess una nox
locked or even shut the door at the
head of the stairs he followed in her
Molly found Edward in wild delirium
that even the ice did not allay.
"What shall I do? Oh. what shall I
do?" was her diiifib cry. as he struggled
fiercely with her, and in answer
came the thought of the burglar. Leaving
Edward to fate for a few minutes
she ran to seek her fellow-housebreaker.
She found him in the dining room
looking over the silver by the light of
the candle she had left there. As she
entered he turned, startled and made a
nervous gesture toward his pocket.
"Oh, I'm so glad you're still here,"
cried Molly, excitedly. "Please come
with me. Mr. Carson is dreadfully delirious.
and I don't know what to do
Come." and she twitched his sleeve to
hasten his hesitating progress.
McClatchie followed slowly, but once
in the sick room his diffidence vanished.
Many a case of delirium Ire
mens among his friends had given him
confidence as a nurse. Molly became
his subordinate with instinctive sur'render,
for she saw that with the sick
man he was alert and capable, and
showed a marked gentleness ? bred,
perhaps, by his vocation.
Three o'clock had struck before Carson
sank into the quiet of exhaustion
Molly's face fairly glowed with gratitude
as she turned to McClatchie.
The man grinned with honest pride.
Though the smile did something to redeem
his face, Molly appreciated for
the first time since his abrupt appearance
what a rough-looking fellow be
was. Now that all was quiet she grew
eager for him to leave.
"If you're going through the village."
she said, "would you stop at Dr. Frady's
and ask him to come here at once?
It's the rock house opposite the postoffice."
The grin faded from McClatchie's
"The rock house opposite the postoffice?"
he repeated. "I'd rather not go
there. Ma'am. You see?you see. I've
visited there once to-night already."
"But why should that prevent you?
Oh! You mean you ? O-oh!"
Molly stared at the man with some
little fear as the import of his words
dawned on her, but her gaze at him
comprehended Edward, and a greater
fear seized her as she thought of her
situation if left alone with him during
another parosysm. Drawing closer to
iUCURIl'Ult; SUC 1UUIVC-U. gUIIUIJ UVUUM
and then whispered:
"Did any one see you?"
"Then if I should write a note could
you not leave it there? You see "
Her voice broke, and she made a gesture
of helplessness. The suspicion of
tears was too much for Gus.
"Go ahead and write. I'll do it," he
At half past four the old doctor wa3
"Was I compounding a felony or anything?"
she asked, smiling up at him.
And McClatchie, walking over the
sleepers on his way to Deuby, was experiencing
a sensation new to him?a
yearning for a woman's love like Molly's
for her husband, and a feeling of
complacence over his night's work,
even though his pockets were empty.?
New York Times.
Th? D&lrymple Cnrse.
In reference to the supposed curse
pronounced on the descendants of tbe
first Earl of Stair, unhappily notorious
for his connection with the massacre of
Gleccoe, a Scottish correspondent informs
us that the actual words of the !
original curse are still extant, in the
words (aud terrifying words they are)
of a Gaelic poem written by Jean Macdonald,
the sole survivor of a large
family that perished in the massacre.
The last three lines run thus: "May
fear and terror haunt their pillows!
May their wives ever prove barren.
And my thousand curses attend them!"
A startling comment on this malediction
is that the second, third, fourth,
4-u ~ atwI Ainrhfli TT.nr1? nf
MAUI, J>r> Tlliu Ciuu ti^uiu I'/ w*.
Stair all died without issue?a circumstance
probably unique in the annals
of the peerage. The family of the
first (the Glencoe) earl became entirely
extinct in 1840, and the succession
passed to the desendants ot his next
brother. Sir James Dalrymple, from
whom came down, of course, the much
respected peer just deceased.?London
Daily Chronicle. The
Man of tlie Moment.
When they saw him coming along?
case in hand?they rushed to the door
and called and beckoned and made
As soou as hp was within the house
they almost dragged him upstairs and
into the bedroom where she lay, gasping.
and so very, very pale.
"What do you tliiniiv" turee or mem
cried .it once.
He wan perfectly shocked and distressed.
"I think she's a very sick woman."
They waited a second, and then one
"What shall we do first?'
He looked surprised.
"I should call a doctor," he said, emphatically.
At that they all screamed at once:
"But" aren't you a doctor?"
He started violently and stared at
them in amazement. "No. I'm a piano
tuner,*' he replied.?Town Topics.
Mr. McClaim'it Unlacky Number.
While the figures nine and thirteen
are found conspicuous in the lives of
some men and to some superstitious
persons have a remarkable bearing.
Deputy Warden Dowell, of the Southern
Illinois Penitentiary, adds the figure
two to the list in the following unusual
story concerning VV. E. McClain. who
was sent to ttie penitentiary from
McClain was sentenced for a term
of two years. At the time of his arrest
he was twenty-two years old. He
was born in the second mouth of the
year and also arrested in the second
month aiiid on the twenty-second day.
When he was given his cell number it
was found to be 2222, and the cell to
which he was assigned was 222. SevK<-vr?
miniM' inoidani-c olerv
in which the tigure prominently appeared.?
There are u?w 28,411 Indian pupils
I in sroveraineut schools
With the ?7
)UBTLESS the reports ca-' c
3 )i hied to this country of ter- d
O I I O rible massacres in Mace- t)
^ douia are much exaggerate a
VOlf ed, but, making all due al- r
lowauce for the activity of the ''pub- b
licity bureau" of the Macedonian Rev- e
Qlutionary Committee, enough remains o
vo indicate that there has been severe ^
flphfinc In that reerion aiid the meas- r
ure of success achieved by the revolu- g
tionary forces is likely to have far- jj
reaching consequence for the insur- c
gent movement. d
The purpose of the revolutionists is v
not the extermination of whatever g
Turkish troops happen to be in the fl
neighborhood, although doubtless they a
consider that not merely a duty but a h
pleasure. The success of the move-' ^
raent depends not on the number of .
Turks killed, but on embroiling some h
. * ?. > . . *.
BAND OF MACEDO!
one or more of the great powers. Were U
it not for Germany's support that re- ii
suit might have been achieved before
this. Each of the powers in turn have o
played the role of protector of "the p
sick man of Europe" otherwise the ti
v m 1 nfhofnrar Ilia o
OUllUll UJ- iUiUCJI, 1V1 nuaiciu uw u
faults may be, the Sultan has been re- Ji
markably successful in the game of u
playing one power against the others.
Often in the past war has seemed imminent
between Turkey and some
neighboring power, but this time thire
is apparently more basis for the o?trepeated
cry of "wolf," or rather, of
war. The Macedonian committee
seems to be better able now than at
j any time previously to carry on the*n!
surgent movement, and the condition
of sentiment in Turkey and in Bulgaria
is such as usually precedes actual
| nostiiiues duc a very suori uwe.
The mountains of Macedonia are full
of small bands of insurgents, each
waiting a favorable opportunity to deliver
a blow against the Turkish power,
even if it is only to the extent of kill- ,
Ing a score or two of the Sultan's
troops. The Turkish Government,
seeking to repress the disorder, is put- ting
under arms corps after corps, and .
already the army in the field has 11
grown to such huge proportions that
the statesmen of Bulgaria see in it a .
menace to the liberty of their coun- 1
try, and are apparently in momentary
expectation that the imperial troops
will cross the Bulgarian frontier. If
this should happen it is difficult to see
how Russia could avoid actively intervening
in behalf of Bulgaria, for which ~
she Is In a measure responsible, and,
once the conflagration is started, who s
can tell where it will stop? All this "
may oe orougnt aoout Dy tne litne insurgent
bands in the Macedonian
mountains, aided and backed up by
the Macedonian committee.
There has never been a time when
Turkish troops were actively engaged S(
that the world was not flooded with p
Btories of atrocities committed by
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STREET SCENE IN ADRIANOPLB. ^
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thein, and doubtless many of the stories
are true, for the Turk, while a good ^
fighter, is a ferocious animal, and hu- j*
man life is not valued so highly in the
Balkans as it is in more settled coun- c
tries.?New York Commercial Adver- ?
Loved an Indian Woman. 0
Advices have been received from
Kitcatlah, a village on the northern
British Columbian coast, of the rescue
of an Indian who was about to be
killed by fellow tribesmen, who sus- ^
pected him of practicing sorcery. h
The persecuted Indian, known as ^
Daniel Watabee. had put a ball of fat. q
bound with hair and pieced with fish- fl
_i ... ?
| DOnes, 1Q uis siiue as a uuurm, WMcn v
be hoped would bring bim the love of d
an Indian woman. Fellow tribesmen t(
accused him of sorcery and planned his a
death. Word was sent to the Indian n
agent at Port Essington, who took a b
number of specials to the village by
canoes and rescued the Indian. His
persecutors were arrested and taken
to Port Essington. where they were a
fined and bound over to keep the f
peace.?Indianapolis News. a
The Transsiberian .Railroad has the v
cheapest rates of any road in the f
world, and an emigrant can buy a tick, s
et which will allow him to travel 6000 t
miles, which takes nearly three weeks, a
tor about $3. ?
A FOLDING BOAT. I
Convenreiti Arrangement* For
Prnsoecfcors and Pleasure
j| Seekers. |||
In pleasure expeditious, and partlcilarly
prospecting and exploring jourleys
undertaken In'new country, the
roblem of transportable boats or
auoes is a vital and essential one. Uner
these conditions the minimum
iulkiness of luggage is very important
nd the weight scarcely leSs so. In a
ecently patented design of folding
oat suitable for such use an apparntly
strong, durable, convenient and
ompact article has been secured,
r'hich is neither complicated nor uneasonably
expensive to provide. The
hell or hull is formed of any suitable
upervious material, such as coated
anvas or skin, as may be cheapest,
epending on the sectioa of country
/"here It is built. The floor, whloh
ives rigidity and reinforces the thin,,
exible shell, is formed in two separte
pieces, each of which has two
inged members. When not in place
i the boat the floor pieces fold into
ompact flat, rectangular form, the
inged members being short, triangu*
ir pieces, which, together are equal i
i size to the central Section.
In assembling the boat the skin Is
pened and the bow and stern ribs
laced in position. The bottom porion
is then opened out and the stern
nd bow ribs inserted in their sockets.
Text the bottom is forced downwardly
ntil it can be opened out flat which
peration stretches the skin longitudlally.
Ribs are then added to give i
dditional strength. It will be noted !
hat by very simple construction the
lventor has attained his object of pro- '
ucing a light, collapsible, folding boat j
f comparatively inexpensive construc- !
Didn't Care Foi Such F>aro.
Before Judge Bittenger Mrs. Vincent :
trasbaugh, of Salem avenue and King j
treet, told a story, the substance of |
rhich was that her husband, while en.
eavoring to put her out of the way,
ad fed her on glass, putting it into
er bread and forcing a twelve-yearid
daughter to put some in the coffee,
.t other times the husband would
:ratch his wife with a penknife and
ieces of glass.
Coffee placed on the table had a peuliar
taste, as did also the milk, and
Irs. Strasbaugh was often sick, and
er physician ordered her always to
ave at hand a solution of alum and
lolasses as an emetic.
Strasbaugh was sent to jail in delult
of $1000 bail to keep the peace
>r a year.?Philadelphia Record.
After His Scalp.
The man who goes out of town to
ive a few miserly pennies is in the
lme low unbusinesslike pit with the
loneyed inebriate who cuts a price be>w
the legitimate and regular cost to
et a job.
We have seen "tumble bugs" roll a
all of effete filth up a little hill just
ecause It was built that way; that's
rhat the bug was created for. The
rice cutter and the beggar for the low
legitimate price who goes out of the
ity to save a cent, are not business
len; they are unfortunate larvae of
he species that are just big enough to
oil a verlagrisea dollar up the dung hill
f their morbid, selfish, greedy ambiion.?Alliance
Mme. Humbert's Home.
The fine house in the Avenue de la
Jrande Arniee, Paris, which was the
ome of the Humbert family in the
ays of their prosperity, has been acuired
by the Touring Club of France
or a clubhouse. The price paid was
125,000. of which $40,000 was paid
own. The Touring Club does much
j keep the roads of France in order,
nd supplies maps and general inforlation
to those desiring to motor or
icycle through France.
Courts For Women.
It is proposed in France to establish
Court of Justice run by women and
or women, to which may be carried
.11 those cases concerning which the
aost learned men know nothing. This
vill relieve a man judge, for Instance,
rom determining questions as to fit in
uiis brought by dressmakers against
heir clients, and it ought to do away
ilso with much expert testimony la
By CHARLES E. HUTCHINSON.
HE spider known as Ord^
garius cornlgerus Hentz is
O ^ O spread widely over the
^ *? United States, but. strange
t0 say. Its babits have never
been described. It seems to exhibit
little choice in its selection of a permanent
site, though I have found it less
rarely on low-branching cypress trees.
Lt remains secreted during the day, al)
ways in the same place, curled up beneath
a leaf, limb, or fence rail. For
this reason it is almost impossible to
And it until it reaches maturity, when
its conspicuous egg cocoons tell of its
proximity. These, three to five in
aumber, are hung within a few inches
Df one another, fully exposed to the
sun. They are made one at a time at
Intervals of ten or fifteen days. At
Qightfall the spider crawls out to one
ttf the outermost branchlets and there
engages in a most wonderful operation.
The branchlet selected is always one
that retains a clear space of at least
two or three Inches below It when depressed
by the spider's weight. A few
jhort threads are first ..placed irregularly
about the extreme tip of the
branchlet and along Its under side for
i distance of several inches, while adlitlonal
threads are carried out to adjacent
branches to lend stability to
The spider now hangs back downward
ij its legs to the lower threads stretched
along the under side of the branchlet.
Attaching a new thread to one of the
others near one end. it crawls along
the horizontally inclined threads below
the branchlet, drawing out the ne*
thread the while from its spinning organ
to the length of about two inches,
The thread naturally falls below the
others, the spider taking care that il
shall remain free from entanglement.
The spider with its newly drawr
thread still attached,now exudes a verj
small quantity of viscid matter upor
the thread at its juncture with th<
spinnerets. No other p^rt of thi<
thread bears any viscid matter, nor 1:
any subsequently added. ,
Pressing the tips of its hind leg!
firmly upon the thread it pushes encl
leg backward, alternately, allowinj
the thread to slip between the short
~4-'** Ti-Viirth olntho tllprrV- Witl
O LIU uau O TT U1\,U
each extension a small quantity oi
viscid matter is pushed outward anc
away from the abdomen as far as th<
leg will reach. At the end of abou
twenty seconds, during which tim<
each leg is extended eight or ten times
there results a globule averaging abou
3-32 inch in diameter.
This finished, the spider undertake:
to release itself by severing the lin<
between its body and the globule. Ob
viously to release the ball suddenly
fastened as It is to a nearly horizonta
line, would be to allow an oscillatioi
which might readily result In some sor
of entanglement and the consequen
destruction of the pendulum. To guar<
against such an occurrence the spide
first lengthens the line by playing i
WAITING FOB A. MOTH.
out hand over hand, as it were, precise
ly as a human might perform a llk<
operation, save that legs were usee
in the place of arms, the foot being
well fitted to grasp and hold a thread
The ball having been carefully low
ered until its supporting line hangs
vertically, or nearly so, the threac
running to the spider is severed by a
dexterous movement of the clawec
foot, the free end losing itself in th<
globule. As soon as the thread is cu;
the spider turns about and approach
lug the pendulum thread seizes it fron
above with Its legs, in ttlis act th<
performer hangs by two or more ol
the legs of one side to the horizontal]}
inclined thread to which the pendulun
thread is attached.
Reaching well down with one of ite
long, arm-like forelegs, it grasps th<
pendulum thread between the claw;
with which the leg is tipped, abou
half an inch above the ball. By a few
well directed movements of the othei
limbs the upper part of the thread i.?
quickly passed under one of the shor
palps or mouth appendages from whict
the thread continues to its point of at
tachment to the main line, the uppei
portion more often remaining slack
The two forelegs extend horizontally
to their full length like the shafts 01
a wagon, save that one is above th<
If the writer's description is cleai
the reader now perceives the spidei
holding in its hand, as It were, a lin<
to the lower end of which is attachec
MAJIlTIO the globule.
a globule, the whole forming a mos
siAffular and ingenious contrivanc*
designed lot a useful ourDose
la this position ttie spider may remain
by the half hour scarcely moving except
to lower its weighted leg for a
brief interval from time to time, presumably
to rest it. Should the .spider
remain iu this attitude for thirty or
forty minutes the verdant observer
may be astonished to see the ball carefully
transferred to the spider's mouth
and disappear forthwith. I have tried
.o And a reason for this action, and
think one may,be found in the impaired
viscidity of the globule due to exposure.
a3 this, transferred to a piece of
glass, seems to show deterioration at
Mie end of an hour. Should the ball be
swallowed a new one is made, usually
i within a few minutes, and hung out
p : was the other.
If now the observer is to be rewarded
he will see. by the light of the mooD,
a large moth approaching, flying slowly
along as though searching for something.
As the marked victim draws
nearer the spider gathers itself for a
supreme effort. The ball-supporting
leg points straight down. The body
swings about. If necessary, to assume
a favorable position with reference to
the moth. As the insect comes within
the carefully measured limit the spider
draws back the bolas supporting leg .
and with a pendulum-like movement
swings it rapidly forward in the direction
of the moth. The ball is directed
with almost unerring aim and And?
lodgment on some portion of the victim.
In nearly every instance; it
strikes a wing, a part to which it is
probably particularly directed. Its violent
contact with tbat rapidly moving
member insures a wide and firm attachment.
The moth, finding itself fast, flutters
violently in an attempt to free itself,
but the assailant drops quickly down
from its trapeze and sinks its fangs
into a vital part. In its descent it follows
along the bolas line, but is supported
by a new thread which it spins
as It goes?an admirable provision
against a fall. By reason of the poison
injected the moth is soon paralyzed,
after which it Is carefully enswathed
in bands of silk. v
Some effort has been made to learn 1
what means the spider employs to
bring its prey within reach. Whether
it is some agreeable odor emitted by
f CLUSTEB OF EGO COCOONS.
? the atachnid or from its weapon, or
t whether the prey comes' accidentally
? within reach is a problem of some in,
terest. While the evidence gathered
t is wholly negative, it sefems to support
the conclusion that the spider does
3 emit such an odor.?Scientific Ameri- j
Physical Fitness in tho Nsvy.
I Now that machinery has to a large
1 extent taken the place of muscular
t power in the Navy, it is more difficult
t for the men to keep physically fit In
1 the old days of sailing vessels this was j
r an easy matter, says Engineering, but
t all commanders did not, on the super.
session of these, at once recognize the
necessity of replacing the sail exercises
by some other system of physical
training. Men out of condition In
warm climates get "livery," with the
result that there is "back talk" to the
petty officers. One commander that we
have heard of recognized that cases of
this kind were largely physical, and
used to make the punishment fit the
crime by assuring the culprit that he
did not mean to treat the matter as a
service offense, as he saw the trouble
r ?I /./vn^UInn
arose mereiy irum naui. vi luuuumu,
and would thereupon order the recalcitrant
seaman an additional dose of
physical -exercises, which, while not
? nominally a punishment, was in pracj
tice a very effective one, and the humor
r of the Idea appealed to the crew. Spe'
cial attention, adds Engineering, is now
] being direct to the necessity of keeping
the men In condition.
! | CHEAP I
[ | DWELLINGS $ I
j | IN PARIS 11
r Nine societies have been formed in
1 Paris to build cheap and comfortable
houses for the poor who live in the
t overcrowded quarter of the city. At
J present there are 331.976 people who
!P " 1
J CHB\P PARIS DWELLING.
. live in the slums of Paris, crowded
together three and even four in a single
Unlike London, Paris has done noth,
ing in a public way for the housing
of its poor. What is being done is the
work of a few individuals and co-opprntive
societies. A house like the one
shown in the picture has beeu built
to rent for $58 a year, costing $1400.
The builder is satisfied with a profit
of four per cent.
Other houses rent for amounts ranging
from $22 a year to $124. The city
government is helping the new movement
in a small way by expmptiat:
these houses from taxation. Most o?
t the houses are situated in the suburb*
i of Paris, within easy distance of thq
. heart of the city.
RUSSIA MASSES HER ARMY
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Thousands of Soldiers on the Korean
Germany to Remain Strictly Neutral ?
Great Military 4ctlvity in . ;-v
St. Petersburg, Russia.?The most reliable
news' received here is that the
mass of Russian troops in the Par
East are concentrated at Vladivostok
or on the northern frontier of Korea.
A traveler who has lately returned
from the Far Last estimates that between
100,000 and 200,0000 soldiers
were in the vicinity of Vladivostock.
He surmised that the Russians will occupy
Northern Korea, but thought that
a possible collision of land forces waff
not imminent for a month or more
when taking into consideration distances
and difficulty in marching.
Referring to tlie interest of the Uni*
ted States in the situation the Novoe
Vremya says: ' ' v
"Undoubtedly the United States,
above all other Powers, can confidently!
expect that its trade will not suffer by;
Russian possession of Manchuria, and
it would be tactless on America's .pari
to demand now what she could gain
peacefully whan everything quiets
Commenting on the possibility of
Japanese vessels employing the British , "J
flag, the- paper contends that the cus- - i'J
torn of civilized States requires thai -J!
war ships shall sail under their own . *. ^
national flags, and adds:
"One can run away, but not' fight,
under a foreign flag. According to international
law, the British flag has
not the privilege of protecting all those
cowards who might hoist it"
London, Eng.?It is learned on thd
highest authority that it has been de*
elded in the event of war between Russia
and Japan that Germany will main
tain a strict neutrality, ana tnat otner
members of the Dreibund will observe
a similar attitude.
The importance of this decision, ,
which will almost immediately be announced
in some official manner in
Berlin, cannot be easily overestimated.
It will in a measure insure that hostUl*
ties will be confined to the two Powers'
Pekin, China. ? Reports from Manchuria
are. to the effect that there 1#.
great military activity there. The ralU
roads are bringing troops from BusslaJ
and the women and children at Port
Arthur and Niu-Chwang are preparing
to leqve. The Russian General at NiuChwang
has beea called to Port Arthur
for service. -Every)
steamer for Japan is carrying
the Japanese from North China who
belong to the reserves. ^
Russia has hot yet carried out the erpected
military occupation of ShlmingTing.
The Chinese railways in Manchuria $
are congested with traffic, especially;
the line to the Russian frontier.
I SAN DOMINGO UNDER FIRE.
Rebel Shells Deal Death and Destroy;
San Domingo. ? Revolutionists con*
tinue to fire shells into the city and sev*
eral private dwellings have been damaged.
. . \%jj
A shell struck the City Hall, doing
considerable damage. Another shell
exploded in front of the United States
Legation, but did not result in Injury
to the building. 0
The revolutionists have defeated
General Castifio at San Cristobal, cap
turing two cannon and a considerable
quantity of arms and ammunition.
Many were killed and wounded in a'
fierce fight. *. . ;
An American named Pierce entered
the city, bearing a communication from
General Navarro, Minister of War in
the Jiminies Government, to United
States Minister Powell. The messenger
was arrested by the Government
authorities, who took the message from'
him and sent him back.
FIRE PANIC IN CHURCH. "
Women and ChHdren Were Trampled
on Three Deep.
New Richmond, Wis.?A large audience
in the Roman Catholie Church
of the Immaculate Conception became > , - }
panic-stricken by smoke from a defective
furnace. Father Boyce's back was
turned toward the congregation when
the room gradually filled with smoke. ,
In an instant there was a panic.
Women and children' were three deep
on the floor and were being trampled
on, when a few strong men braced .
themselves against the panic-strickea
people and held them back until those
who had fallen were picked up and carried
out. A number suffered bruisea
and scratches and had their clothes
badly torn, several fainting, but no one
was fatally hurt
DIETRICH ACQUITTED. ^
Not a Senator When Alleged Bribery
Was Committed. ;v|l
Omaha, Neb.?The trial of Senatot ? 'jj
Dietrich for alleged bribery, in counec.
tion with a postofiice appointment al * ?
Voii onmii tn nn abrunt end
naouu^o, iivw, VM^-V ?rr -fc. .
when the United States Circuit Court,
Judge Van Devanter presiding, decided
that Mr. Dietrich was not a Senator at
the time the alleged acta occurred. The
opinion was a long one, and is said to
establish a precedent. The effect of
the decision is that a man is not an ac*
tual member of Congress from the time
j of his election until he takes the oatb
at the bar of the house to which he is
elected, and that be Is not amenable to
the law as a member of Congress and
officer of the United States In that interval.
The King of Italy has signed decrees
giving the Foreign Minister, Signor Tittonl,
full powers in connection with the
arbitration treaty between Italy and
Great Britain, which will be signed in
to Burn Store.
' Just as he was about to set fire to
his $5000 stock of goods. L. 0. Wilting
was arrested at Waterloo. Iowa, and
confessed that he had tried twice b?fore
to burn his store.
There are more than 2.000.030 mem
hers in the Trades Union Congress ot
Stationary engineers ia Yorkshire
England, colleries have demanded ac
San Francisco contractors have an
association, and its members have de
cided to act as a unit in the lessening .
Six per cent, of the membership ef
the United Machine Workers of the
[ United Kingdom are ia Feceipt Of outI