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VOL. LXIII. NO. 81.
A BALLADE 0F_
Hopkins, Bainbridge, find John Paul Jones,
Here's to tho kings of tho sea!
Confusion to cowards and death to
But a health to tho bold and free;
4 cheer for tho men of our own country
Who fought for tho Hag or day or
Captains courageous whoovor thoy bo
Thev wcro tho men who lived to fight.
AST spring there
were two things
New York City
was talking of.
One was the
great strike of
hood of Cloth
them; and tho
other, tho sud
in tho city of a
little band o? dangerous anarchists.
The cloth-workers-for the most
part they wcro Russians and Poles
were peaceable and industrious work
ers, at ordinary times. Even now, in
tho excitement of thc strike, with no
work and no wages, and nothing to do
but congregate in the streets and dis
cuss their grievances, they had created
no public disturbance, but they were
complaining bitterly and loudly of their
employers, and some of-themwero be
ginning to make threats of violence.
The anarchists-at least, they were
believed to be such by the police
were, as it happened, also Russians.
They were evidently bent'on sonio
mischief and were consulting with
some of tho strikers, and though -the
authorities had, as yet, no ground for
* arresting them, they wcro kept under
Every day the papers had accounts
of tho troubles of the cloth-workers,
their mass meetings, tho conferences
of committees, and the iiery speeches
of - the leaders. Sonio papers de
voted whole pages to descriptions of
the people themselves; their lifo be
fore they came to the Western world;
their journeyings across a continent
and an ocean to lind freedom; their
homes hero, such as they were, in
dark, crowded tenements on the East
Side; the daily and nightly gather
ings on the streets of their men and
Every day, too, the same papors
had much to say of tho mysterious
' anarchists and gavo portraits which,
representod them as particularly ugly
and vicious fellows.
Somehow, for no particular reason
at first, and then because everbody
snggc3tod it to everybody else, thc
public came to think of the two tilings
together, and all sorts of rumors
gained currency. . It was said that
thc cloth .vorkers had brought " the
anarchists hore to intimidate their em
ployers; that the cloth-workers them
selves were half anarchists, andlinally,
that there was a plot to set the city on
The publie mind was much dis
turbed, and tho papers began to hint
at dynamite stored in the tenements,
and of the hateful red ilag of anarchy,
hidden away as yet, to be unfurled at
any moment as tho. signal for lire and
Beneath all there was also an uu
casy fear that some of these strikers
had, perhaps, much to complain of
beggarly wages, excessive hours of
labors, wretched homes; and that they
were smarting under a sense of injus
tice, aud were very ignorant, and
might be led away, in a moment of ex
citement, by the conspirators, who
hated all forms of government and all
authority, and preached the doctrine
that ruin would give opportunity to
re-crcato a better social order.
At last, in the second week of the
strike, tho cloth-workers determined
to make a public demonstration-a
perfectly peaceable one, they said
and applied for leave to parade the
streets on a Friday eveniug.
The officials hesitated. To grant
tho permit might lead to a serious dis
turbarle 3. To refuse it Avould cer
tainly increase ill will and make the
strikers feel themselves to bc martyrs.
But after some delay, it was decided
to grant the request.
A large force of police was detailed
to precede and follow tho procession,
and to gnard the line of march. The
men were to gather at various points
and join forces at the corner of Centre
and Graud streets, nt half-past six,
and were to march through Broome
street, the Bowery, Rivington street,
and other east side thoroughfares, anti
finally to pass through to Chatham
Square and there disband aud go nt
once to their homes.
This determination served only to
increase the general uneasiness in tho
city. To biing so large a body of the
disaffected foreigners together, and
to enable them to displny their griev
ances in public and excite sympathy
among tens of thousands of the look
ers-on, seemed to many the height of
folly. Tho talk of dynamite and the
red flag Avas renewed, and to add
to the confusion, an evening paper an
nounced that it had discovered the
existence of au extraordinary plot.
. It had been found that thero Avero
certain women among the strikers, so
the account ian, who Avero thorough
going anarchists and exceedingly vin
dictive and daring; and it had been
determined that Avhile thc procession
was on its march, and many of the
police were withdrawn from their
nsnal beats, those women should carry
out their plan of shattering Avith dyna
mite the building of one of the most
unpopular employers. This method,
it was thought, Avould divert suspi
cion from the men, Avhile no one would
dream of connecting a Avoman with
such a deed. Eveu this wild rumor
received serious attention, and the
guards about all the buildings where
tho strikers had worked were in
By Friday the excitement had
reached fever heat. Along the streets
through which the procession was to
pass, all the shopkeepers put up their
shutters and closed their dgors early
Preble and Stewart and tho youngster
Somo flag struck when they sailed the
Decatur's namo'mado tho pirates quake
When ho sileuced their guns off Tripoli;
Tho Barbary corsairs wero taught to flee
When Barron's frlsrato novo In sight,
And our flair in tho East bela sovereignty
They wero tho mon who lived to light.
i Northern Hilliard, in Collier's Weekly.
in tho afternoon, By three o'clock
crowds had begun to gather, and the
police passed up and down, forcing the
people to move ou.
At about this timo two Russians-a
man of middle age, with a long, rough
beard, aud a girl of perhaps sixteen
turned tho corner of tho street where
one part of the procession was to form.
"This is thc street, Helena, my child,"
the man said, and they stopped to in
quire for a house the number of which
was written on a card the girl held in
They carried large bundles in theiv
arms, wrapped in cloth, and were evi
dently strangers and not known to any
of their own countrymen crowding by
?hem. They were noticed by the
police as they passed on and entered
the dark doorway of No. 37, one of
the tall tenements which frowned
down on tho narrow way.
The afternoon wore on, and by five
o'clock the sidewalks wero packed
with a solid mass of people. A littlo
later even the roadway was filled, save
for a passage kept open for the pro
cession. By six tho strikers were as
sembling and ranging themselves in
order between the restless masses on
either side. To show tueir good faith
and peaceable intentions, or as some
said, to cover their real designs, those
who were to go on before carried an
Amcricau flag. A few of their num
ber, who mado up a rude band, with
a drum or two and some Avheezy wind
instruments, gathered about the flag.
The polico escort took its place.
There was a strange feeling di ex
citement and expectancy in the poor
throng. Hunger revealed itself in
their faces ; anger at real or fancied
wrong; dread of evils to come; hope,
too, that this gathering of awkward
and meanly clad men, as it marched
on, marched on, as if to a final battle
with its evil fortunes, might some
how bring victory to their cause.
A woman in the crowd held up her
child to seo its father standing in tho
front rank, ard the child gave a cry of
delight. Then one of the musicians
sounded a hoarse signal, the men
straightened themselves in their
places, and silence fell on th?. throng
in the darkening street.
All at once some oue was seon to
raiso his hand and point upward. All
eyes followed its direction. Loaning
far out from a high window they saw
a girl waving a red flag, lighted up
by the rays of the setting sun. An in
stant tho silence lasted; then a dull
roar like the sound of waves rose
from the crowd below.
Half a dozen policemen made a rush
for the doorway of No. 37 aud passed
in. Other officer:: herc and there
pounced suddenly on men and boys
and dragged them away. ' Others got
tho procession under way and hurried
it on with all possible speed. The
people or the sidewalks were crowded
and pushed and driven along in the
same direction, aud a few moments
later a new throng of people, who had
seen nothing of the incident, were
mar'hing steadily through tho street
Alter all had passed, and tho street
was quite deserted and darkness had
come on, the officers came quietly out
from the doorway of No. 37, bringing
with them thc girl, Helena. For a mo
ment their footsteps echoed in thc si
lent street as she was led away. Then
they turned a. corner and all was still.
Saturday and Sunday passed, and it
was Monday morning before there was
a formal hcariug for tho prisoner in
court. It was Monday morning, too,
before her father, with few acquaint
ances and no knowledge of tho city,
fouudto defend her a lawyer who satis
fied him. ?
In the meantime tho assistant dis
trict attorney in charge of the case was
so well satisfied with his evidence that
he did not ta'k with the prisoner, aud
no one cue was allowed to see her.
This did uot prevent some of the
papers from giving long stories about
her. She had, so they said, mado a
full confession, and had told how she
had been trained from infancy to bato
tyrants, and to believe that all Govern
ment was tyranny; and had been
brought to New York hythe group of
conspirators already there, to do this
very act and set the poor cloth-work
ers on fire with a spirit of revenge.
That morning, when she was brought
over to the court house, a great crowd
had agaiu collected to see this strange
creature, this human monster. Be
tween rows of officers on cither sido to
guard her, she passed slowly from the
street into thc court.
As she moved on there was a cry of
surprise. Tall, straight, with erect
head and clear, honest eyes, sho was
thc last person to bc suspected as a
vicious enemy of society. She passed
in and the doors wero closed.
. After some delay over other'matters,
her case was called. The judge spoke
with her through the court interpreter
to ask if she had counsel to represent
her. A lawyer sitting by her ad
dressed the court.
"Your honor," ho said, "I repre
sent this prisoner. I learned the
facts only this morning aud have not
had opportunity to speak with the
district attorney, but I think I can
"I insist," said the prosecuting at
torney, "that this henring proceed in
the regaler way. We have conclusive
evidence that this prisoner has com
mitted a most heinous crime against so
ciety, and should bo held for trial."
"Very well," said the prisoner's
counsel. "We are ready. Proceed
with your evidence."
Yery remarkable evidence it was
that was then heard. Breathlessly
those in attendance hoard the officers
toll the story, to tho point where,
rushing into ibo bare and dingy
room where the child was, they found
her. frightened by tho sight of thou
Bands, of upturned faces and tho
hoarse roar from the street, crouch
ing in a corner, but still clasping the
red flag in her arms.
Here the flag itself was produced
a long, red scarf-and tho attorney
waved it about and denounced it, and
being of a fiery disposition, finally
threw it on the floor and danced up
and down on it in rage.
When ho had finished with his wit
nesses, tho prisoner took the stand
and kissed tho little Bible the clerk
handed her beforo sh o was sworn.
Then, speaking through the court in
terpreter, who translated her words,
sentence by sentence, she said:
"I lived in Russia. I had heard
people tell of this free country. We
had a hard time there. We were
poor. My father and I worked hard,
but I had scarcely any books and
could not learn as much as I wanted
to. I persuaded him that we should
be better off here. So we worked
harder thau ever, till ve saved a little
mou ey to come to America. We never
had very good food, but we even
saved a little from that, to get this
money. Whenever I could, I fojind
out all about America.
"An agent of tho steamships, who
came to our villago to get us to buy
steerage tickets, gave mo a picture of
your flag, and toi i me what the stars
and the stripes stood for, and how it
is tho flag of people who are free and
happy. So I loved the flag. And
while we were coming over in the
steerage, I had some pieces of oloth of
different colors, and I made an Ameri
can flag, because I loved it.
"When we came here, and I looked
out of our window and saw all the
people in tho street, and saw a flag
waving there, I wanted to wave mine,
too, but it was in our box, that had
not come yet, so I only had my scarf,
and I waved that. I never thought
about any red flag, or making any
trouble. ' I am sorry I havo made
"All nonsenso," said tho fiery attor
ney, who nevertheless, had been some
what stirred by this recital. "Where's
that flag you made? Let's see that."
The child took from her father, who
handed it to her, a poor, pitiful touch
ing senfblance of our Stars and Stripes.
The shades of the color were very
strange, and the stars were a little
crooked, and there wen: not enough
of them for all tho States, but much
love for the flag and all it stands for
had been sewed into it by tho little
traveler te a laud of freedom.
As she spread it out, the spring
breeze from the open window sent a
ripplo over its surface. The crowd iu
the court-room could not be restrained,
and applauded with deep enthusiasm.
"A great deal of dust flies in through
these windows," said the proseoutiug
attorney, blowing his nose and wiping
his^eyes. "And, your honor, lam in
clined to think that the public inter
ests do not demand any further pro
ceedings irrthis matter.
He picked up tie 'vicious red flag,
and looked at it ruefully. "TellTier,"
he said to her counsel, "tell her I'll
see she has a better one, and a real
"Prisoner discharge'," said the
And a day or two later, Helena, tho
suspected anarchist, the little Russian,
tho true American, had tho Stars and
Stripes flying from her high wiudow
at No. 37, to celebrate tho success of
the strike., in Avhich her neighbors
were rejoicing.-Youth's Companion.
A Cat's Pathetic Suicide.
While Superintendent Daubney, of
the Western New York and Pennsyl
vania Railway, was on his tour of in
spection of the road in"his privato car,
near Nuuda, N. T., he heard screams
abovo tho roaring of thc train. Tho
superintendent signalled the train to
stop aud made an investigation.
On ono side of tho track lay ono
half of a lit Lie black dog, and on tho
othor side of the track lay tho other
half. Sitting ou the bank near by, aud
mnkiug tho most pitiful Availing was a
large maltese cat. The cat gave every
sigu of genuino grief, and shoAved an
inclination to fight Avhon any ono dis
turbed the remains of thc dog, so tho
cat was left aloue to its grief, aud tho
FolloAving the superintendent's
special Avas regular train No. 212, and
but. ten minutes apart. The tAvo trains
passed at a siding along the lino and
on the pilot of the engine, resting on
tho level portion of it was Avhat was
tho cat headless. Tho train Avas
stopped at tho next station, Avhere tl e
ehgineer reported that a feAv miles
back thc cat deliberately Avalked ou
tho track in front of the train and thrcAV
itself nt, the engine. The cat and dog
Avero playmates, and belonged to a
nearby farmhouse.-NOAV York World.
Carvings in a New Matcrlnl.
Something entirely UOAV in tho way
of carving has been introduced. It is
ione upon leather and has an appear
ance of fine etching with tho effect of
heavy embroidery. Special tools aro
used; some of these are sharp-pointed
and long, Avhilo others arc short and
dull and still others have broad blades.
An aAvl is also numbered among these
utensils. This is for boring holes in?
reprcsentiug the centres of plants or a
stipple effect of shading.
It is claimed that any one having a
little artistic senso eau take up this
work. All sorts of things may be made,
from belts and cardcases to soft cus
hions and chair backs. The leather
used is a soft yelloAv, and has au ex
tremely hard finish, so that every
stroke o. ^Cratch tells. As yet this
art is little knoAvn, but is much liked
by those familiar Avith it.
Individual Freedom the Itulo nt Vnnf>nr.
At Vassar the student is Avinning
greater freedom, too, in her domestio
life, for the system of self-government
throws the responsibility in regard to
the order of the community upon the
girls. Certain cardinal rules are sub
mitted by the Fnculty to the student
body. If approved, they are adopted,
and the police force appointed to carry
them out is ma'de up of students. The
change has brought greater freedom of
speech aud of action to the students,
and the old gulf botAveen the govern
ing bodj' aud tho populaco is being
bridged over.-Margaret Sherwood, in
A Staggering Bulletin l or Staggerers.
A charitable society, recently organ
ized at Basie, Switzerland, announces
one of its objects as follows: "We
escort home the inebriates who are in
conflict with the perpendicular."
H The Picturesque Troop ir
6 vasion Familiarly Known
HEIR feet In tho -stirrup (
nnd hands on tho ropo,.
Right luto the round-up.
tho cow-punchers logt."
Liko tho dust clouds that
rido on Dakota's wfl?
Tho kings of thogrnsslrtM'-.
uro swarming like hejfp
One peal from thc to'cslu nt Fargo was mag,
And into tho Hue every brave cowboy ; :
"Our onttle are safo on their own nntivo ,
Como on, every cowboy-light out afi;3f>^
Who cares for nil Europe with these in the '
Make way for tho monarchs-tho men from >
Lot tho Regulars wntch thc accoutrements '
As the Dftudles of Deadwood fall into -t?ti/-i
With a ropo on his pommel,
Make wny for tb* cowboy; hi
Tho Spirit of Freodom flies 01
And echoes his war.cry, tiRoi
FACT which none'l
that so far, the
the war is Th ed*
regiment of rough
known as "Tod
dy ' s Terrors.^
velt is one of tlfS
few flgures in our latter-day life th?
seems to havo the romance and brigg
Haney of the past allied to the nervo??
energy of tho present. His moth'o
was a YirgLuian, and gave to hi?|
some of that cavalier spirit which w?S|
supposed to be the heritage of thesonjg
of the greatest of the Southern StateiC*
Thc rough riders have as intens
esting a personnel as any regimen?
that ever was organized. The punchs
ers and bronco-busters from AfM
zona, tho mining-men from CripplB,
Creek, the plain every-day cowboylfj
TYPICAL S CE
from tho Texas prairies, and the club
men and high-class sports from New
York, make a combination that even
"Onida," has never outdone. "What
one might call for want of a better
name "tho gentlemen adventurers"
from thc East include some of the
most promiuent society men of the
dny. Woodbury Knne, the brother of
Colonel Delancey Kano, has for years
been a typical New York man-about
town. When last hoard of he was
hewing wood and drawing water with
the cowboys nnd tho brouco-busters.
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ROOSEVELT AND
Craig Wndsworth is another man of
wealth nnd position, who created a
most intense excitement by taking his
vnlefc with him.
Some of the swell Bough Eiders
are inured to outdoor life by yenrs
spent in hunting big gnme in odd
corners of the world. Others have
simply tired of the dissipations of the
town and have turned to the stern lifo
of camps to try something new. It
is said that what are roughly known
ns gentlemen stand the rigors of a
severe campaign better than those
who have been habituated to hard
ships by au agricultural and'out
door existence. Those who kuow
pey Colonel Eoosevelt and Cclouel
Wood must look for their ha-dest
i the Cuban Army of In- ?g?
as "Teddy's Terrors."
3bl El Toro may bellow; we'ro Into tho
See tho Gold Bags of Grand Forks tho lar
iat swing! o
Wo Luve heard of tho Maine; lfow she Hes
'nonth the wave;
We have heard, too, of Cuba, we gallop to
"There canters John Harvard, there rides
The Tiger of Princeton comes down on tho
it the call of Tod Roosevelt-no tender
Wu will.carry to Cuba the flag of the
With the Devil's Lake Imps nt his left and
Our Teddy will bo in tho thick of the
Then out with your guns, boys, and let the
Hip, hurrah for Tod Roosevelt, the cow
punchers' king! . .
a gun in. his band,
j's chock full of sand;
i ia hlfrtr&in,
nember tho Malnol"
task in the controlling of this force
of moro or less lawless men. How'
the wild spirits from the Mexican
border, and the fiery, untamed cow
.boys from Texas will stand the re
straints of military discipline is the
Accustomed to life in the saddle,
trained to shoot quickly and accurate
ly, hardy, athletic, and fitted to en
dure hardships that would speedily
prostrate a city-bred man, these rougli
riders will make ideal cavalrymen for
service in Cuba.
The greater number of the Arizona
recruits have a conversational knowl
edge of Spanish. The people of tho
East believe tho Arizona cowboy to be
a combination of horse and alligator,
fond of tho ardent and utterly lawless*.
As far as the Arizona recruits'of tho
flying cavalry are concerned this will
be found incorreot. The greater
number of tho men are quiet, sober
fellows, who will be found at all
times keeping strictly along the lino
of their duties.
INES IN TIIE CAMP OF ROOSEVELT'S PO
The First United States Volunteer
Cavalry, as the troop of rough riders
is termed on the muster-roll, is mado
up of picked men. It is uot com
posed entirely of cowboys, or of
"rough riders," or of fox hunters, or
of heavy "swells." Men of all classes
who fill the requirements havo been
enrolled. These requirements are
perfect physical coudition, skill in thc
saddle and nt swordsmanship, and fa
miliarity with rifle and revolver. Not
many cowboys are in the ranks.
Eanch owners, superintendents aud
foremeu, hunters, guides and many of
the storekeepers and traders of the
Territories comprise the greater part
of tho regiment. From the East have
come about fifty adventurous spirits,
most of whom are college graduates
and athletes. Some **o men who
have seen the rough side of life in dif
ferent parts of the world, and who can
feel as much at home eating fried
bacon scraps, with a rubber blanket
for a seat and without a "boiled
shirt" in the tent, ns when discussing
a metropolitau dinner at Sherry's or a
supper at the Union League Club, in
New York. Others are. new to West
ern life. These include polo, football
aud baseball experts, thoroughbred
horsemen aud golfers. They aro up
to-date Americans-many of them, like
Roosevelt, wealthy, and more than
one a millionaire. Some of the best
known aro Craig Wadsworth, noted
cross-country rider; Hamilton Fish,
Jr., polo player; William Tif
fany, a Now York society lead
er; Horace Devereux, the pride
of Princeton's football team; and
Eonnlds, Yale's great half-back.
A number of Chicagoans, promiuent
irf social and athletic circles, are also
enrolled ns troopers. The others inny
be called plainsmen, coming from n
section where you see a Winchester
or shotgun bnck of the counter in
every country store, nud where tho
saddle takes ?the place of the buggy.
Tall, musculnr, wiry, straight as ar
rows, with checks bronzed by ex
posure to the weather, eyesight which
promises a deadly aim, muscles like
steel and nerves like iron; they have
been toughened by lives of constnnt
peril and hardship. They are as much
nt home on horseback as afoot, and it
is a part of their lives-even of those
who sell anything, from pins to pork,
at their little country stores-to
"draw a bead" on rough or half
drunken Indians, or shut np shop and
. ' * OFFICERS' MES;
(At the time tho photograph was taken, H
Quosina, was at the extreme left. Col
volt are shown side by side In the centre
chase a murderer or horse thief with
The equipment is suited to the com
mand. The men.carry breech-loading
carbines with telescopic sights, which
will send bullets through three inohes
of oak at two thousand yards. The
carbines are slung across their backs.
A forty-four-caliber revolver is in each
man's holster on the saddle. At their
belts aro regular Cuban machetes,
while behind, on tho horn of the high
Western saddles, hang the lassos.
Heavy cotton duck, dyed a dull russet
tint, fastened by strong laces running
through eyelets, is the material for the
uniforms. Attached tc the coat is the
cartridge bolt. The trousers extend
to the ankles, and from the ankles to
th.0 knees tho legs are inclosed in the
regulation militai y leggings. Tho
familiar dun-colored slouch hat is
worn by all alike, from commander
to private. The officers are distin
guished only by their shoulder-straps
and the symbols on their hats. The
quality and design of their dress are
similar to that of the privates. No
gorgeous plumes-no glistening hel
mets-no gold lace-no glitter of any
kind is to be seen, except that of cold
The horses selected are a cross be
tween tho Mexico bronco and horses
brod in tho Indian Territory and adja
cent regions. They are of about the
size of tho regular cavalry horse, but
will enduro moro fatigue. Most of th??
animals vheu purchased had never
been broken to the saddle, and the
Eastern recruits at the camp at San
Antonio, Texas,wore given au exhibi
tion of "Western horsemanship which
opened the eyes of those accustomed
to following tho hounds on thorough
bred jumpers. lu tho "West, "break
ing" a horse is putting the saddle on
him once. Ko is supposed to bo ready
for use after that. Several of the nov
ices thought differently after tho lit
tle brutes had "bucked" and thrown
them over their heads.
The drill of the volunteers iucludes
all of tho regular cavalry movements
and some special maneuvers. These
comprise handling tho lasso, skirmish
fire with carbines while riding at full
speed, shooting from horseback objects
thrown in the air, and jumping ditches
aud other obstructions. Every man
ia obliged to care for-his animal, and
is responsible for its condition. He
must feed aud water it. rub it down,
handle the bedding, saddle and un
saddle; and special instruction has
been given in picketing them, in
bivouacking without tents,and in other
features of outdoor life. For many
weeks tho troops were put through
hours of drilling and other evolutions
daily, until? now the regiment is pro
ficient in marching, trotting and
wheeling compauy front, platoons,
files of fours, eto., while each man is
able to hit a Spaniard at a half mile,
whether from the back of his horso,ly
ing behind it, or as a dismounted
Colonel Leonard "Wood.in command,
was for ten years under General Miles
and other noted commanders in Indian
campaigns. Although a surgeon by
profession,he is also a thorough soldier
and tactician, ond his experience has
furnished many valuable hints in the
preparation of tho men for Cuba. Ma
jor Brodie is also a veteran cavalry
Boosevelt's rough riders have had
a curious effect on the styles. The
sombrero hat of the "Western plains is
all the fashion iu New York.
It is the favorite outing hat of the
Fifth avenue girl. And also-'of her
brother, whether he has gone off to
the war with Colonel Theodore Roose
velt's band of rough Tiders or whether
S-AT DINNER. *
iamllton Fish, Jr., killed In battle at La
onul Wood and Lleutenant-f lionel Boose
*he plans to be among the chosen few
at the summer resorts.
Fashion has sanctioned the sombre
ro, hence the. most np-to-date young
persons in town are wearing lt. It
is big and dashing and Western-like;
but not becoming until the modern
girl has given it an indefinable touch
all her own. Then it is the most pic
turesque thing in town. The* sobrero
is carrying off all the laurels as the
correct hat for outdoor sports. The
* "DAUGHTER OF, THE REGIMENT.
bicycle hat, the golf cap and the long
popular soft felt Alpine are losing
And then the Fifth avenue hat is
trimmed'in its own individual .way.
Aband of finely striped'ribbon- en
circles the crown, generally in the
Rorcn shades. At the left side a
single quill is caught .with a silver
buokle, and the stem of the quill to be
absolutely correct must not only be
thrust through the buckle, but the
end of it must be bent up.
The hats come in cream color, gray,
black aud a dun shade. Many of
them are sold -with just a plain leather
strap around the crown fastening at
the sido with a small buckle. The
more the hats suggest the genuine
cowboy the more they aro to be de
sired. Such are fashion's eccentric
An Old Man's WuUclii>r Feat.
People who were on Crockett street
yesterday may havo noticed an aged
man wending his way toward ,the
Postoffice, a stout stick being his sup
port, ne was au odd-looking charac
ter. White hair denoted extreme age
and his step was somowhat unsteady,
but his figure was upright with indi
cations of vigor, and, though drawn,
there was a rugged look on his face
and his eyes wore lustrous. Across
the traveller's shoulders wore strapped
two largo canvas packages which
hung in front; a large water canteen
hung by straps to his back. His
name is Buckingham, a shoemaker by
trade, and he is nownearly ninety-one
years old. Ho came from El Paso to
Beaumont and walked every foot of
th6 way, carrying water and provi
sions while traveling through the de
serted country along the Mexican
border. From Mr. BuokiDgham no
details of his journey could be ob
tained except that he left El Paeo on
February 10 of this year, and made
the trip in easy stages, arriving at 7
o'clock yesterday morning. The dis
tance from Beaumont to El Paso in
917 miles. Buckingham was 112 days
in walking tho distance and covered
an average of eight and one-fifth miles
per day of twenty-four hours, which
is pretty fair walking for a man of less
than ninety years of age. Bucking
ham may not be aware of the fact, but
in walking from El Paso to Beaumont
he has established a pedestrian record
for the ninety-year-old class that has
not heretofore been equalled and
probably will never be excelled.
Beaumont (Texas) Journal.
House Holder-"I am looking for a
couple of domestics to serve in my
Employment Agent-"I guess we
can supply you, sir; your name,
House Holder - ' 'My name is
Employment Agent-"Ahl Then,
of course, you would prefer a couple
of Finns. "-Richmond Dispatch.
Mosquito Net Shields For Soldiers.
This shows the mosquito net hats and
wrist shields which our soldiers are
wearing in Cuba. The pest is most
troublesome in tho rainy season, and
protection of the kind depicted is nec
essary to all who are not natives.
THE SONG Or int ?r-Aman wmin,
Oat in tho south, when the day ls done,
And the gathered winds go free.
Where goldon-sanded rivers rna,
Fair islands fade in the setting san, :
And tho great ships stagger, one hy one,
Up from the windy sea.
Oat in the south, when a twilight shroud
Hangs over tho ocean's rim,
Sall on sail, like a floating cloud, j
Galleon, brigantine, cannon-browed,
Bich from tho Indies homeward crowd.
Singing a Spanish hymn.
Oat in tho south, when the sun hos set,'
And tho lightning Stokers pale,
The cannon bellow their deadly threat,
Tho ships grind, all in a.crlmso.n sweat, -.
And hoarse throats call, "Ilavo you strick?
Across the quarter-rail.
* . . .
Out in tho south, in tho dead of night, '
When I hear the thunder speak,
'Tis , the Englishmen in their pride and
Mad with glory and blind with fight,
Looked with the Spaniards, left and right,
Fighting them cheek to cheek.
Out in tho south, when the dawn's pale
Walks cold on the beaten shore,
And thc mists of the night Uko clouds of
Silvery violet, blinding bright,
Drift in glory fronrhelght to height,
Whore the white-talied eagles soar;
There comes a song through the salt and
Blood-kin to the ocean's roar,,
"All day long down ilorez way
Richard Grenville stands at buy. . ;
Como and take him if ye may 1" j
Then hush, forevermore.
-John Bennett, in the Ghat) Book. 1
PITH AND POINT.
"Poor Mrs. Gibbles can't hear more
iban half her husband says to her."
"That's all right; she oughtn't to."
"Where is your fiance? I saw him
come in here two hours ago." "He
has been with papa, confessing bis
Patriotic Cab-"Papa, were you
born in England?" Papa-"Yes, my
son." Patriotic Cab-"Say, but did
n't w? lick you in 1812?"-Judge.
Hicks-"I notice that Charley's
wife hasn't touched the piano bined
she was married." Wicks-"No; the
fact is she thinks the world of him."
"You speak," said a fond mother,
.;about people having strength . of
mind, but when it comes to strength
of don't mind, my son William sur
passes anybody I ever knew."-Tit
Bits. . .
He-"Why doosn't that English girl
?orne on deck and be wooed by the ?
. breezes, too?" She-"Her mother
v on't let her. She heard the captain
say this was a trade wind."-Harlem
"I thought your doctor told you that.
you'd have to get ont of this climate."
"He did, bnfl couldn't arrange my
business affairs so as. to be ablo to get
away, so I had to change my doctor."
.Mrs. Oldham-"I see tho paper says
the King of Belgium ans been visiting
the Spanish Queen Begent incognito."
Mrs. Dollyors- "Is that so? I didn't
know that she had left Madrid."
Aunt Mary's chandelier wau an ob
ject of great interest to Dorothy, who
had never b )fore seen one. On her
return home she exclaimed, "I wish,
mamma, we had a place ior our lamps
to roost on, too."-Judge.
"Pa," said the youngest of seven,
"why don't you go to tho war?" . "I
have all I can do to keep the rec?iF
cantrados in this house from starv
ing," replied the parent, sadly. -
Philadelphia North American.
The Woman Who Had Just Moved
In-"The first thing we want to do is
to tear down those old curtains those
people have left." Her Husband-"It
beem.T you have no reverence for the
shades of the departed."-Cincinnati
Dixon-"I don't believe young
Shortleigh is half as extravagant as
people say ho is." Hixon-"Perhaps
not; but I've noticed that he has a
suit of clothes for every day in the
week." Dixon-"Is that so? Why,
he al trays had thc same suit on overy
time I met him." Hixon-"Well,
that's the one. "-Chicago News.
Tho Hammock in War.
Thc only difficulty abont the use of
the hammock by an army is in regard
to its supports, and this one dilficulty
is not half so serious as it may seem.
With a supply of hammocks available,
American soldiers who have not suffi
cient "gumption" to fiud or to pro
vide supports for them are not fit to
send to Cuba to make war. With au
article so vitally important to the
health of the soldier as is a good ham
mock, properly hung, the question ot
supports- whether it be t-eos, light
wooden tripods, or stakes of metal
pipe or of wood-is'oue which must
be settled for eaoh body of troops, ac
cording to the conditions to be met.
In garrison or in permanent camp it is
a simple matler. On the march,
through treeless country, something
of wood, light enough to transport,
? must be provided. It is fair to assume
that in nfl the thousands of American
soldiers who will land in Cuba, there
will be very few so lacking in ingenu
ity and resources that they will sleep
on the ground because they can
neither find nor make supports for
their hammocks.-New York Sun.
The Volcano of the South.
It seems probable that we shall,
within a few years, learn something
more about; tho wonderful volcano,
12,000 feet high, which Sir James Boss
saw, half a century ago, [discharging
flame and smoke amidst the vast snow
aud ice-fields of Victoria Land. At
the Antarctic Conference of the Boyal
Society in London, last February, the
desirability of a thorough scientific
exploration of the South Polar regions
was strongly urged, and still later the
German Antarctic Expedition Commit
tee at Leipsic unanimously resolved to
advocate the sending.of a ship toward
the South Pole to explore Victoria
Land and its surroundings.-Youth's
Taming Beasts by Electricity.
Lion-tamers nowadays frequently
uso electricity in taming their beasts.
When a wild lion or,tiger is to be
tamed elect ric wires are first rigged
np in the cage between the tamer and
the animal. After a time the tamer
turns his baok and tho lion invariably
makes a leap at him, but, encounter
ing the charge wires, receives a
paralyzing shock sufficient to terrorize
it forever,-New York World.