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VOL. LXIV. NO. 26.
A Night of Despair a
BY J. P. ]
"You aro as good as dead," said the
doctor, looking steadily at Anatole.
Anot?le staggered. He had come
to pass a cheerful evening with his
old friend, Dr. Bardais, the savant
whose works in poisonous substances
are so well and favorably known, but
one whose excellence of heart and al
most fatherly kindness Anatole had
been able to appreciate more than any
one. And now all of a sudden, without
regard for his feelings, without being
prepared to hear it, the terrible r .-og*
nos tic is uttered by so great an au
"Unfortunate fellow," continued
the doctor, "what have you done?"
"Nothing that I know of," stam
mered Anatole, greatly troubled.
"Try to recollect? Tell me what
you have drank, what you have eaten
aud what you have breathed."
The last word spoken by the doctor
was a ray of light to Anatole. That
rery morning he had received a letter
from one of his friends who was trav
eling in India. In this letter had been
a flower plucked on the shores of the
Ganges by the traveler-a flower, red,
warped and of bizarre shape, the odor
of which, he remembered well now,
bad seemed to him strangely penetrat
ing.* Anatole searched in his pocket
book and. took therefrom the letter
and flower in question, which he
showed to the savant.
"Without doubt," exclaimed the
doctor, "it is the Pyrameuensis Indica
- tho fatal flower, the flower of
"Do you really think so?"
"I am sure of it."
"But it is not possible. I am only
25 years old. I feel myself full of life
and health. "
"When did you open that fatal let
"At 0 o'clock this morning."
"Well, tomorrow morning at the
same hour, indeed at the same mo
' mont, you will feel a sharp anguish
at the heart, and it will be all over
"And do you not know any remedy,
any means of-"
."None," said tlie doctor, and hiding
his face in his hands he sank back
ward in an armchair, choked with
From the emotion displayed by his
old friend, Anatole realized that there
was no hope. He departed in a dazed
With beads of cold norsniration on
his brow ai
what was j.
a bench, he
' he had bes;
struck on t
effects of the shock weredisapp
and he begaa now io collect his vagrant
"My plight," thought he, "is ttuV
* of a*persou condemned to death. Yet
I can still hope for mercy. By thc
way,how much longer havel to live?"
He looked at his watch.
"It lacks three hours of morning.
It is time I was in bed. I go to bed,
indeed! To devote the last sad hours
of my life to sleep! No. I can cer
tainly do better than that. But, what?
Parbleu! I have it. I will draw up
my last will and testament."
A restaurant which remained open
all night was near by. Anatole en
tered and sat down.
"Wuitei-,a cup of coffee and a bottle
He took a sip and looked at his
writing paper, reflecting: "To whom
shall I leave my (?U00 francs income?
I have neither fathri nor mother-a
fact which is lucky for them. And
among the persona who interest me I
can think only of one-Nicette."
Nicette was one of his forty-second
cousins, a channing young girl of 18
years, with fair tresses aud large, black"
eyes. Like himself she was an orphan,
and this community of fate had loug
ago established a bond of sympathy
between them. His will was speedily
drawn up. He left everything to
"Poor Nicette," thought he. "Her
guardiau, who knows little of the
world except his class, which he teaches
to play on brass instruments at the
conservatory, has bethought himself
to promise her baud to a brute, a sort
of bully, whom she detests, because
she loves another,, as she has avowed
to me, although with reticence and an
embarrassed ?ir. Who is this happy
mortal? But ho must be woithy of
her, since she has Axed her affection
on him. Goo:l, gentle, comely and
affectionate Nicette deseives au ideal
husband. Ah, how well would she
have suited me for a wife. It is an
Infamous tyranny to spoil her life by
giving her to a brute. But why should
I not be Nicette's champion? I have
said it now, and tomorrow morning I
will begin to act. But tomorrow
morning it will be too late. Now is
the time to begin, if at all. The hour
is a little mal a propos io see people,
but as I shall be dead in five hours I
don't care a sou for conventionalities.
Yes, I'll do it-my life for Nicette."
It was 4 o'clock in the morning
when Anatole rang the bell at the
house of Nicette's guardian, M. Bou
sard. Badly frightened and wearing
his night-cap, he answered >be door.
"Is the house on tire?"
"No, my dear M. Bousard," replied
Anatole, "I have come for a chat."
"At this hour?"
"I am at all hours pleased to see
you; but you are not dressed, M.Bou
sard. Are you going back to bed
"That's what I am going to do.
But-I suppose monsieur, that to dis
turb mo in this manner you must have
something very important to say to
"\"e?y important, M. Bousard. It is
necessary that you give np your plan
of marrying my cousin Nicette to M.
''Sever, monsieur, never."
f'?ut I say, yes."
"Monsieur, my resolution is taken.
The marriage will take place,"
"It will not."
R OF DEATH, g
nd its Joyful Morning
"We'll see about that) And now
that you nre acquainted with my
answer I will not detain you longer."
"That is not altogether polite. But
I am as good-humored as I am tena
cious, M? Bousard. I am not offended
nt your procedure?and I will remain."
"Bemain if you like. I consider
you as gone, and I will not converse
further with yon."
And M. Bousard turned Upward the
wall,grumbling. "Did one ever see the
like; to disturb a peaceful man, to
rouse him from his sleep, for the pur
pose of listening to such nonsense^'
Suddenly M. Bousard made a
bound from his bedv
Anatole had taken up one of tho
trombones of tho professor,into which
he blew with might aud main, madly
moving the sliu3. Infernal sounds
were emitted by the instrument.
"My cherished trombone, given me
. by my pupils! Leave the instrument
"Monsieur," said Anatole, "you
consider me ns departed. I consider
you as abseut, and I ara amusing my
self while waiting for your return.
Um-pa! Um-pa! What dulcst mel
"You will cause me to receive notice
to leave tho house. My neighbors
will not tolerate the trombone after
"Then all I can say is they have no
love of music in their souls. Z-z-z-z!
Wow! Tootle-too! Um-pa! Um-pa!'*
"Stop, for mercy's sake."
"Do you consent, then?"
"To give up thc marriage."
"But monsieur, I can't do it.
"M. Capendac is a terrible man. If
I affront him thus ho will kill me."
"Does that reason influeuce you?"
"l'es, and others besides."
"In that case leave all to me. Only
swear to me that if I obtain the con
sent of M. Capendac to the breaking
of the match my cousin shall be free."
"Yes, monsieur, she shall be free."
"Bravo. I have your wold. Permit
me to retire. But where does this
"Number 100, Enc des Deux-Epees. "
"I will go lhere. Good-by."
"As for you," thought M. Bousard,
"you are putting ' your head in the
lion's mouth, and you will be taught
a lesson that you deserve to learn."
Meanwhile Anatole hastened Jto
?.oA Whan ha nvri
"He.e is aman well defended,"
Finally the door was (?pened. Ana
tole found himself in tho. presence of
a gentleman with a large, curled mus
tache, who wore a fencing costume as
"Always ready, you see. It is my
The Avails of the ante-chamber were
hidden by suits of armor. In the little
parlor into which Capendac conducted
his visitor he saw only weapons galore;
ataghans, poisoned arrows, sabre, one
and two-handed swords,pistols,lances;
there was plenty there to make a timid
"Bah," thought Anatole, "what do
I risk now? Two hours and a half at
the most. Here goes."
"Monsieur," said Anatole, "von are
goiup; to marry Mlle. Nicette?"
"Monsieur, you shall not marry
"Blood and thunder, and who will
Capendac looked askance at Anatole,
who wad not a large mau, but who
seemed very determined.
"Ah,young man,"said he.atlength,
"you are lucky to lind me in a pleas
ant humor. Profit by it. Do you
know that I have fought twenty duels in
which I had the misfortune to slay five
of my adversaries and to wound the
other fifteen? Once more I warn you
"Isec," replied Anatole, "that you
are an adversary worthy of my stop],
and my desire increases to measure
swords with a man so redoubtable.
Let us see. Suppose we fight with
those two swords by tho chimney, or
these cavalry sabres, or these-or
what do you say to these curved
ataghans. You dou't decide? Why do
"I was thinking of your mother and
the grief your death would cause her."
"I am an orphan. Do you prefer
the carbine, the pistol or the revolver?"
"i'ouup; man,du not fool with these
"Ar? you afraid? You tremble."
"I tremble? Nonsense, it is the
"Then either fight or renounce the
hand ot Nicette. "
"I like your pluck. The brave
should always be in harmony with each
other. Do yon wish me to confess some
thing to you?"
"Out with it."
"For some time jiast I have wished
to free myself from this betrothal, but
I did not know how to go to work
about it. I would consent very willing
ly to what you desire of me, but you
must understand that I. Capendac,can
not have the air of yielding to threats.
Now you have menaced me."
"I withdraw the menace."
"Then it is agreed."
"Will you write and sign your re
linquishment of Nicette?"
"I have so much sympathy for you
that I can refuse you nothing."
Furnished with .the precious paper.
Anatole hurried back to the residence
of M. Bousard. He reached his door
at 8 o'clock.
"Who is there?"
"Pe oix to bed," .cried the professor,
UI have the consent of M.Capendac.
Opeu, or I will have to break the
M. Bbusard opened it. ?uatol?
show?d him the paper ?nd going to
the door of Nicette's room called out:
"Cousin, rise,dress yourself qhicklj-;
and come flown."
Some minutes after, Nicette, fresh as
the dawn; came into the little parlor.
"What is the matter?" she inquired.
"The matter is," answered M. Bou
sard, "that your cousin is crazy."
"If that be sb there is at an}- rate
method in my madness;" exclaimed
Anatole. "This very riight, my dear
cousin,! have achieved two things. M.
Capendac has renounced bis claim to
your hand, and your excellent guardian
consents that you shall marry Whom
"Really and truly, my guardian, am I
free to marry Anatole?"
"Ha!" exclaimed Anatole.
"Then, I love you, my cousin';
At that, moment Anatole felt his
heart beat rapidly. Was it by reason
of the pleasure which the unexpected
avowal of Nicette had caused him?
Was it tho paug predicted by Dr. Bar
dais? Was it death?
"Wretch *hat I am!" exclaimed the
poor fellow. "The cup of happiness
is at my lips, and I am going to die
without tasting it."
Then feverishly taking Nicette's
hand he told her all; how he had re
ceived the letter which contained the
flower whose fragrance ha had inhaled
and of the prognostic of Dr. Bardais;
how he had made his will iu her favor,
the steps ho had subsequently taken,
and the success with which his efforts
had been crowned.
"And now," sighed ho, "I must
* "But it is impossible," said Nicette;
"the doctor is deceived. Who is he?"
"A man who is never wrong in his
diagnosis, Nicette-Dr. Bardais."
"Bardais, Bardais!" cried M. Bou
sard suddenly, bursting out laughing.
"Hear what the morning paper says: .
" 'Thu learned Dr. Bardais has just been
suddenly stricken with mental alienation.
The mania from which ho suffer? is of a sci
entific character. It is well known that the
doctor made a special study of poisonous
substances. II? believes now that all whom
lie meet* are poisoned and endeavors to per
suade them that such is the case. He was
removed at night to tho madnou.se/ "
The young couple had rushed into
each other's arms and were locked ina
ERI?ONS WHO BAR ENCLISH.
Thousands of Native Inhabitants Can't"
Speak Their Own Langange.
Not everybody is aware of the fact
that a very considerable ?Jercentage of
i tho native-born inhabitants (if the
1 Tolos cannot speak English.
?.*?<.?"?.? fir?? there
as tbs commonly spoken tongue of
nearly 3, OOO, OOO 'inhabitants. At that
time Welsh was spoken by 1,000,000
Strangely enough, while in Wales
fewer people speak both English and
Welsh than Welsh alone, in Scotland
almost live times as many people uso
both languages as those who speak
Gaelic only, and in Ireland the pro
portion is still greater, being twenty
speaking both to one who is able to
speak Irish only.
Ulanx is spoken in the Isle of "Man.
The population of the island is 55,598?
The people arc of Celtic extraction,
with au intermixture of Norwegian.
Tho island was under tho rule of Nor
way iron, S70 to 12GJ A. D. Both
Manx and English aro used in tue pro
mulgation of any new law in the
The Channel Islands have a popu
lation of about 02,000, and the lan
guage spoken is French. Thus six
languages aro used in the British Isles.
There is,it muy be mentioned, a Col
tic dialect spoken in Brittany called
Arinorican, or Breton. It is largely
of the nature of Welsh, and is th
last member of the Celtic group,on?
of which are mentioned above.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS. ,
Both Mary Quee n of Scots and George
III were buried at midnight.
Gunpowder dates from A. D. o?G,
while smokeless gunpowder dates back
There is a quick silver mine in Peru
.ISO feet deep. In ibis abyss are
streets, squares, and a chapel where
religious worship is held.
A farmer in Lorain county, Ohio,
hung himself recently because a quan
tity of money which he had buried in
his cellar had been ruined by mould.
One of the oldest birds in the world
died not long since, lt was a parrot
belonging to tho Prince of Wales,and
had lived, it was declared, 12-5 years.
Two Kentucky farmers in a buggy
were killed by a train, which smashed
the buggy but did uot injure the horse
that was pubing it nor the horse the
men were leading behind it.
A fisherman's trawling net brought
up recently, near Carlingford Lough,
Ireland, a lot of law documents mis
?iug in Irish Chancery cases. Though
much damaged, the papers could be
In Fiji there is a curious sea worm
which arrives in myriads on tho coast
on a certaiu day. The waters are so
full of them as to resemble vermicilli
soup. After laying their eggs noth
ing is left of them but empty skins. '
Mammoth Cave is located iu Ed
mondson county, Ky. It Avas discov
ered in 180.) by a Mr. Hutchins while
iu pursuit of a bear. Its extreme ex
tent is less thaa ten miles, and the
combined length of all the accessible
avenues is possibly 150 miles.
The smallest perfect watch ever
made is owned by a Russian princess.
It wad first placed in an exquisite'gold
ca* covered with tho most minute
but literally perfect Watteau scenes
in enamel: then at tho princess's de
sire the works were removed aud
placed inside a splendid diamond,
scarcely two-fifths of an iuch in diam
The world's record fo:
around the world will so
twain. Prince Hilkoff, E
ter of Communication,
recent meeting of the
way managers that v
Siberian railway is cor
be possible to travel an
in thirty-three days,
best possible record is
raixcE HILKOFF'S T"
Bremen, by rail to St. Pet
St. Petersburg to Vladivo
"Viadivostock to San Frat
San Francisco to New Yo
New York to Bromon......
? EOMPM?ELY I
O An Ethnographic
? simple classification
pine Archipelago's popul
made with the assistance <
panying ethnographic ma;
1. The Moros, or Sulus
dan Malays) occupy the sm
islands, the southern a
coasts of Mindanao, and t
?Tfcrp.mitv of Palawan. 1
p. Hilkoff arranges his thirty
. ??dculating this run Prince Hil
?stimates speed on tho Siberian
h y at the very modest rate of but
?ight kilometers, or thirty miles,
hour. Faster communication both
*a f.nd land will doubtless soon
:-e the minimum time to thirty
MESEST TIME TABLE.
York to Southampton.6
.ampton to Brindisi.<3K
Isl to yokohama by Suez Canal..42
?ama to San Francisco.10
-anolscoto New York.iii
Blacks), or Aetas, only IP,OOO
bOOremain. They are "asnear an
ioh to primitive man as can any
be found, "says Professor Brin
ad they are so far inferior in phy
Mindanao to Mindoro auu M
anes Islands, the total numb
ab'y much greater.
3. The Tanais, Tagalogs,
(Roman Catholic Malays), 1
Aguinaldo has drawn the li
of his forces, inhabit centr
Their number is uncertain,
the present we may accept
4. Tribes of Malays,
numerically of less impo
not always clearly distingt
Tagalogs and Visayans-e.
canos, Pampangos, und 5
Northern and Western ]
Eicols (or Vicols) in the eil
east of Luzon and in adjac
the S?banos of Southern (
5. Non-Malayan savage;
of an earlier population wi
placed by the Malays, are wi..
tered, and the common name "ii
nesiens" is given to these tribes by
the writers, who regard themas repre
ie Philippine insurgent loader
jas most influence with the
9 tribes of the island.)
id intelligence to tho civilized
or a^dii-civilized Malay or "Indone
sentatives of a race which the Malays | Bien" that they seem destined to dis
drove into the mountains, somewhat j appear altogether before lonfr."
as Saxon displaced Celt in the British j 7. At or near tho principal ports
J StOV8Drul ETHNOGRAPHIC MAP Of .
Isles. That famous band of the Igor
rotes who trusted to charms and bows
and arrows in the battle of February
5 were of this class. The accompany
ing map shows the names of a dozen
different tribes in Northern Luzon
alone, with others in Central Minda
nao, Northern Panay, and Negros, etc.
Little reliauce can be placed upon the
estimates of the total number of "In
donesiens" who have never consented
to stand and bo counted. As an ap
proximation, some of the authoritives
have suggested 300,000 or 400,000.
6, Of the aborigines called Nogrifcoa
are about 100,000 Chinese, and per
haps 15,000 whites-not including
G?nerai Otis's army.
The present distribution of the na
tive tribes has evidently been occa
sioned by successive waves of inva
sion. The aboriginal Aetis (Negritos)
as a less vigorous branch of the linman
family, were unable to resist attacks
from restless and progressive neigh
bors. The first people from the main
land to appear as conquerors on a
large scale may have been the so-called
Indonesiens; but these in turn were
displaced, in the more desirable por
tiona of the archipelago, by hordes bi
Asiatics coming from the Malay Pen
insula by way of Dorneo-the first
incursion being led by Tagals, and
the set?o?id by Visayans. The third
and last wave bf Malay invasion cul
minated about the middle of the sk*
teeuth century, not far from tho tima
whbh the Spaniards' arrived upon the
aceito and established themselves in
the Visay?s and Luzo?b
The editor Of the Dictionnaire d?
Geographie Universelle estimates the'
total population of the archipelago at
about 9,000,000, but fails to give con
vincing reasons for this opinion. In
view Of the statements which have
been repeated day after day for the
last ten months, that the Philippines
support a population of 8,000,000 td
10,000,000 persons, it may not seem
that our question is too pointed if wa
ask, How is this information derived7
A little scrutiny*of figuresgiven in the
foregoing paragraphs will show that
perhaps 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 have
been accounted for. Within a limit
ed area, conditions which allow half a
million of people to live by hunting
are not ' usually Stich as to allow 8,
000,000 or 9,000,000 more to live by
agriculture and commerce. Why,
then, does it seem probable that the
population of tho Philippines is so
dense? How has it been possible to
secure trustworthy information on this
head?-Marrion Wilcox, in Harper's
An American Girl's Romance.
The news that the Viscountess Deer
hurst, has just given birth to a son and
heir recalls her strange but romantic
history. As is known, the young
Viscountess occupies an enviable posi
tion in English society. She has been
twice received by Qnoen Victoria, and
she has won many friends by her
charming personality. She was first
known to English society as Miss
Virginia Bonynge, the daughter of 0.
W. Bonynge, a California millionaire.
Virginia Bonynge became the inti
XJamei waa tm xmyiiou ???...?v^.. .._
married a housemaid and emigrated
to America. The Daniels journeyed
from tho East to Illinois, where they
began farming on a quarter section of
land, and it was during their sojourn
in this State that Virginia was born.
When a mere baoe her parents started
for tho Bookies. Whilo in a
mining camp on the Pacific
slope Daniel quarreled with a num
ber of reckless men and killed
his man. He was tried and convicted
and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Soon after Bonynge, also aminer, met
Mrs. Daniel and persuaded her to get
a divorce from Daniel, which she did,
and married him. Thereafter Virginia
became known as Virginia Bonynge.
Tho Bonynges prospered and became
rich, and eventually -went to London
to live. When the facts of Miss Bon
ynge's antecedents were made known
to the prospective bridegroom the en
gagement was broken off by the scion
of the noble British bouse. The
Princess Christian, however, re
mained tho lair heiress's friend, and
she challenged her right of entre into
the most aristocratic British society.
The chances aro that Virginia Bou
yngo cared little for her first noble
love, for she soon forgot him and mar
ried the Viscount Deerhurst, who
loved her iu spite of the fact that she
was the daughter of a miner and a
Tho l'un-Ainerlcan Einblein.
This design tor the emblem of the
Pan-American Exposition, to be held
Buffalo, N. Y., in 1901, has been
awarded the first prize. It follows the
outliucs of the map and shows South
America as stretching up her hand to
OFFICIAL SEA!. OF PAN-AMEBICAN EXPO
The design is by Eaphael Beck and
is considered a splendid effort in ar
Some German Naval Titles.
The titles of some of the ofici?is in
the .German navy would tangle the
tongue of an American officer, and the
Emperor is trying to simplify them.
For example, a frigate captain was
formerly known as a "korvet
There is au officer on the list of the
German navy known as the "marine
kasseninspeotor," whose duties are to
inspect the marines, while the chief
inspector of marines is known simply
as a "marinegarnisonverwaltungsober
inspector." Imagine the Admiral
calling for that officer in the midst cf
a but tin,
ODD FISHIN? IN tHLiruniiin,
Boy Ansie? tfrf HerselrrK-Ii nnt? Got? Pon
anU?i?u Frcnrt Vltfhe*.
"Hi, there!" shouf?d a boy, very
much out of breath, who had rim np
from the beach at Sau Diego, Cal.,
whore the big rollers were piling iu
.with rt mighty roar.
"What is it?" yelled a stableman.
"Squids, millions of 'om; they're
jrist lu the surf. Can't yon lend me
ft horse?" gasped the boy,
"Is that go?'' said the man. "Why,"
looking arouud, "here's a couple of
ponies waiting; jump or] and I'll go
with you," and forewith thc two
spraug into the saddles and dashed
down to the beach.
"You can hook 'em right ashore,"
said the boy, nud leaping off the pony
ho picked tip from the beach, where
he had previously laid it, a bamboo
rod about nino feet long that had a
large hook at the end. Thus equipped,
he moved down to the water's edge.
It had been blowing a heavy south
easter, and great waves were coming
in, piling up long black masses of kelp
that wound away like serpeuts over
the sand. Here and there, just on
the bordera of the waves,were strange
uucauay-looklng creatures, six or
seven feet in length, with long fiuger
like tentacles and black, staring eyes.
Some were high, dry and helpless;
others were half in the water, waving
their sucker-like tentacles as though
imploring aid, while out in the waves
others could be seeu, either driven in
by some large tish or beaten in by the
"What good are they?" asked the
stableman, who had never seen the
"Good?" repeated the boy, "why,
lt's fun catchiu; 'em,and I can sell the
ayes and pen for fifty couts. Jest look
it 'em, will you!" and,digging his feet
into the reluctant broncho, htt urged
bim into the surf, where, reaching
flown, he hooked on to something. A
big wave splashed over his back,
;lrenching him from head to foot, but
be held on to the squid, and the bron
cho, though visibly alarmed at the
hideous-looking creature, dragged it
out high and dry on the beach, where
it lay pumping iuk and water, it? long
arms coiling about like snakes.
After various excursions into the
aurf the boy, having with the aid of
the stableman hauled the animals
above high-water mark, began to
secure his treasures. Each squid had
a pen-long, opal-tinted, translucent
object, the model of a huge pen and
holder eighteen or twenty inches in
length. This was found extending
foo .n the tip of the tail to tue neck of
the animal, and served as a support,
something like a backbone. But the
squid is a squid, not a backboned
animal. Next the huge eyes were
taken ont and the eyeball secured,
which, after drying, resembled a pearl
almost as large as a marble. Then the
vouni fisherman produced a bag of
There is an atraospnero ot noisier
ons life about the youth of Cromwell,
aud royalist writers represent him as
a terror to his neighbors. "He threw
himself into a dissolute and disorderly
course of life," says Sir William Dug
dale," being more famous for football,
cricket, cudgelling,nnd wrestling thai
for study." But football and cricket
are not unpardonable sins in a y oath,
even if we add to them the further ac
cusations of his enemies, that he wa;
of a rough and blustering temper
unable to endure contradiction, anc
always ready to make those who ob
jected to his words and ways feel the
weight of his quarter-staf?l If lu
really was of such a disposition, his
early reformation was very creditable
to him, for soon after he was twenty
years of ase the admonitions aud en
treaties of his mother-then a widow
-prevailed over all other seduction.
His sudden reformation drew on hill'
a charge ot hypocrisy, but the abrupi
and absolute change of his life wa:
only tho natural consequences of at
iron will that, having once d?termin?e
on a change, makes it without hesita
tion, and with a thoroughness leavinf
nothing for future regret.-Ameli:
Barr, in Harper's Magazine.
Tl?c Fat? ?f American Ruler*.
Assassination of royal rulers seem:
to have beau introduced into Americi
in the first decades of this century, au<
the first to fall was a black man,Dos
salines, who for a while had masquer
nded under the title of emperor am
was killed by his troops in 1806. Th
next to die was his successor, Chris
tophe,sometimes calle 1 the first blacl
king in Ameri.'? and who was crowuec
as Henry J, built a palace and castl
and kept ; n executioner. He rau th
gamut of royalty and then committee
suicide to avoid death at the hands c
his enemies, shooting himself with
silver bullet. Ho was thc emincu
creator of those now degenerate scion
of nobility wi o o ancestors sporte
the titles of dukes and counts of Mai
malado and Lemonade. As "Sain
Henry" he now rests secure of iain
in the Haytian chronicles. It becam
the custom, after that, to depose
Haytian ruler by the powder an
poniard route, so thal tho chronic!
becomes tiresomo of those who too!
that means of exit.-New York Tele
"An Anecdote of Tennyson.
The poet Tennyson was gifted wit
the grace of humility. His letter
disclose his dissatisfaction with bin
3elf and his achievements. He pilche
his ideals high, and he knew, non
more clearly, when he failed to gras
what he had reached after. An anet
dote contributed by the Duke c
Argyle and quoted by Miss Cary i
her volume, "Tennyson," exhibits th
"The first words I heard him utter,
says the Duke, "remain indelibly iu
pressed upon my memory. On bein
introduced to him at an evening part
iu the house of Lord J ohn Russell,
said, perhaps with some emotion:
" 'I am so g'iul to seo you!'
"Not in the tone or voice of mei
conventional reply, but in the accenl
of sincere humility, lie answered:
"'You won't find much in nie
Dennis wa? hearty when Dennis was young,
High was ni.' step in the jig that hu sprung,.
He had the looks an' tbe sootberin' tongue
An' bo wanted a girl wld a fortune.
Nannie was gray-eyed an, Nannie was tall,
Pahr wa? the face hid in-undher her shawl.
Troth f an he liked her the best o' them ali
Bat she'd'not a traneen to her fortune
He began to loo* out for a likelier match.
So he nannied a girl that was counted &
An1 as ugly as need be, the dark* littra
But that was a thrifle, he tould ber.
She brought him her good-lookin' gould tc*
She brought him her good-looking cow.? to
But far from gobd-lookin' she sat by his
And paid him that "thrifle" he tould her.
He met pretty Nan when a month bad gone
And he.thought like a fool to get round ber
Vvid a smile on her lip an' a spark in her
She said, "How is the woman thai owns
Och, never bo tellin' the life that he's led !
Sure, many's the night that he'll wish him
For the sakw o' two eyes in a pretty girl's
An' the tongue o' the woman that owns
-Moira 0'Neill,in Blackwoods Magazine.
"What is ideal weather?" "Any
kind of weather which makes you mad
because you have to work for a
Henry (with a wedge of pie in his
fist)-Fingers were made before knives
and forks, Uncle George. Uncle
"That story was the funniest thing
I ever heard," said Flinders. "It
would have made a jae! ?ss laugh.
Why, I laughed at it fit to split my
The Lawyer-"Well, we have won
the suit, and now I will formally turn
over the amount yet coming to you
from the estate. The Heir-Oh, keep
Jackson-Heaven bless him! Ho
sho.ved confidence in me when tho
clouds were dark and threatening.
Wilson-?lu what way? Jackson-Ho
lent me an umbrella.
Hojack-I don't believe in heredity.
Tomdik^-Wby not? Hojack - Tho
Father of this Country could not tell
a lie, but look at his children's suc
cessful efforts in that direction.
"With or without?" asked the bar
ber, as the customer took his seat in
the chair. "Without," replied tho
customer. Whereupon the barber
shaved him without any conversation.
Among the tantalizing gifts the lavish hand
of nature pours
Aro the moonlit nights whiob como along
before it's safe to court outdoors.
Dobbs-There's a man who shaves
several times a day. Wiggin-You
don't mean it Should think there'd
'I? CI <:}.? .%:.(;
ai L"- iur.'.. it ali.
--j - - - o- -O?
very dangerous. Do people often get
drowned in this bay? Waterman-No,
\ indeed, mum. The sharks never let
, anybody drown.
"It is said that if man were to. live
- long as the sun endures be would,
\ a. the end be learning still." "Yes,
t ano: the office boy would probably
t thiuk he knew more about tho busi
. ness than the old man did even
First Young Woman-Let's see.
I Who wrote "Pickwick Papers?" Sec
? ond Ditto-Dickens. (The Lie) "Of
i course. I conlnn't for the moment
5 think of his name." (The Trap) "He
? was the author of 'Pendennis' and
i 'Under Two Flags.' von know."
' (Caught) "Oh, yes,'I know that."
"When Bilford went west he told
me that as soon as he had settled
down and pulled himself together ho
' .would write to me, but I have never
heard from him." "Bilford was blown
3 up in an explosion of dynamite three
j months ago. He may have settled
down,but I don't believe he has pulled
himself together yet."
Had Observed lt.
There had been a brilliant company
at the home of a society leader, a
woman whose husband, while a worthy
mau, was noted rather for his wealth
than for his mental attainments. .
"Well, Abner," she said, after the
last visitor had gone and they had sat
down to talk it over, "it was a com
plote success, wasn't it?"
"Sure," replied the husband.
"Did you notice Professor Much
"He was the man with the bandage
around his neck, wasn't he?"
"Yes. You heard him talk, didn't
"Oh yes. I heard him."
"What an astonishing vocabulary
"Well, that maybe what it is," said
Abner, doubtfully, "but from the way
I he held his head I should judge it was
a carbuncle."-Youth's Companion.
The Island of Negro*. ?
Negros is an island in the Philip
pines, about one hundred and fifty
miles long, and having an average
width of twenty-five miles. It lies
between Panay and Cebu aud just
north of Mindanuo. It is about three
hundred and eighty miles south of
Manila. The islaud is divided into
two provinces, one known as Western
Negros, having an area of 1929 square
miles and a population of 226,995, and
the other called Eastern Negros, with
a population of 94,782 and occupying
371 square miles. The island is
mountainous and wild and its coasts
are difficult of access. A high moun
tain chain crosses it from north to
south. The land is uneven, but fer
tile. The natives irrigate the soil and
produce, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane
"I want to see tho airship an es
tablished factor in our every-day life,"
remarked the skeptic.
"You think it will be a particularly
"No. I'd like to live that long,
that's ail,"-Washington Star.