Newspaper Page Text
Until we meet again! That Is the mean
Of the familiar words that men repeat
At parting in the street.
h, yes, till then, but when death Inter
Rends asunder, with what ceaseless pain
We wait for thee again!
The friends who leave us do not feel the
Of parting as we feel it who must stay,
Lamenting day by day,
And knowing, when we wake upon the
We shall not find in its accustomed place
The one loved face!
The Factoryforeman f
HT was Just such an American vil
lage as you see in pictures. A
background of superb bold moun
tain, all clothed in blue-green cedars,
with a torrent thundering down a deep
gorge and falling in billowa of foam;
a river reflecting the azure of the sky,
and a knot of houses, with a church
spire at one eud and a thicket of fac
tory chimneys at the other, whose
black smoke wrote ever-changing
hieroglyphics against the brilliancy ol
the sky. This was Dapplevale. And
in the rosy sunset of this blossomy
June day, the girls were all pouring
out of the oroad doorway, while Ger
ald Blake, the foreman, sat behind the
desk, a pen behind his ear and his
small, beady-black eyes drawn back,
as it were, in the shelter of a precipice
of shaggy eyebrows.
One by one the girls stopped and re
ceived their pay for one week's work,
for this was Saturday night. One by
"a fee! for what?"
one they filed out, with fretful, dis
contented faces, until the last one
passed In ' >nt of the desk.
tohe was slight and tall, with large
velvety-blue eyes, and a complexion as
delicately grained and transparent as
rose-colored wax, and an abundance of
glossy hair of so dark a brown that
the casual observer would have pro
nounced it black; and there was some
thing in the way th? ribbon at her
throat tied and the manner in
which the simple details of her dress
were arranged that bespoke her of for
"Well, Mile. Annette," said Mr.
Blake, "and how do you like factory
"It is »<ot disagreeable," she answer
ed. a slight accent clinging to her tones,
like fragrance to a flower, as she ex
tended her hand for the money the
foreman was counting out.
"You have given me but four dol
6he said. "It was to be eight
dollars by the contract."
"Humph!" he grunted; "you ain't
much accustomed to our way of doing
things, are you, mademoiselle? Eight
—of course: but we deduct two for a
"A fee! For what?" Annette de
manded, with flushed cheeks and
"For getting you the situation, mad
emoiseile to be sure," said Mr. Blake,
In a superior sort of way. "Such places
don't- grow on every bush. And folks
naturally expect to pay something for
"I did not!" flashed out Annette Dn
"Oh—well—all right. Because you
know, you ain't obliged to stay unless
"Do you mean," hesitated Annette,
"that If I don't pay you this money—"
"You can't expect to stay In the
works," said Mr. Blake, hitching up
"But the other two dollars?"
"Oh," said Mr. Blake, "that's a per
centage the girls all pay."
"But what Is It for?"
"Weil, it helps out my salary. Of
course, you know, the girls all expect
to pay something every week for keep
ing their situations In a place where
there's so many anxious to get in."
"And Mr. Elderslie?"
"Oh, Mr. Elderslie," repeated Blake.
"He hasn't much to do with it I am
master at the Dapplevale Calico
"Mr. Elderslie owns it, I believe?"
"Well, yes, he owns it. But I man
age everything. Mr. Elderslie reposes
the utmost confidence in my capacity,
ability and—and—responsibility. Mr.
Elderslie is a good business man. He
understands his own interest. And
now If you've any more questions to
"I have none," said Annette, quietly.
"But—l want tills money myself. I
work hard for it. I earn It righteously.
How can I afford, and how can the
others among these poor laboring girls,
to pay it to your greed?"
"Eh?" ejaculated Mr. Blake, Jump
in? from hig seat as If some Insect had
"I will not pay It," calmly concluded
"Very well—very well. Just as you
like, mademoiselle," cried the foreman,
turning .red in the face. "Only if you
won.'t conform to the rules of the Dap
plevale works "
"Are these the rules?" scornfully de
"Pray consider your name crossed
off the books," went on Mr. Blake.
"You are no longer 4n my employ.
Good-evening, Mademoiselle Whatever
And Mr Blake slammed down the
cover of his desk as If It were a patent
guillotine and poor Annette Duvelle's
neck were under It
Two or three of the factory girls,
who had hovered around the open door
to hear the discussion, looked with
awe-stricken faces at Annette as she
came out with the four dollars which
she had received from the cashier In
"You've lost your place, ma'mselle,"
whispered Jenny Purton. a pale, dark
eyed little thing who supported a crip
pled mothpr and two little sisters out
of her mulcted earnings.
"And he'll never let you In again,"
added Mary Rice. "He's as vindictive
"It matters not," said Annete. "He
Is a rogue, and rogues sometimes out
"But you can't starve," said Jenny.
"I»ok ma'amselle, come home
with me. It's a poor place, but we'll
make you welcome till—till you can
write to your friends.
Annette turned and Impulsively
kissed Jenny on her lips.
"I thank you," she said, "but I do
not need your kindness. My friends
are nearer than you think."
And Annette Puvelle went back to
the little red brick cottage, all thatch
ed with the growth of the woodbine,
where she lodged with the wife of the
man who tended the engines In the
"Does he cheat you, too, of your
money?" she asked, when Simon Pet
tengill came home, smoke-stained and
grimy, to eat his supper.
"One-sixth I have to pay him," said
Simon, with an involuntary groan, as
he looked at the five little ones around
his boari. ' Yes, miss, he's a vlllalnj
but th* wc id la full of such. And I
find it a pretty hard world to get on
with. Mr. Elderslie never comes here,
or mayfce things would be a bit differ
ent Mr. Elderslie lives abroad; in
Paris, they say."
"Ha Is in this country now," said
Annette. "I intend to write to him."
" 'Twon't do no good, miss."
"Yes, it will," said Annette, quietly.
The petals of the June roses had
fallen, a pink carpet all along the edge
of the woods, and the Dapplevale
works wore their holiday guise, even
down to Simon Fettingill's newly
brightened engine, for Mr. Elderslie
and his bride were to visit the work*
on their wedding tour.
"It's a pity Ma'amselle Annette went
away so soon," said Simon to his as
sistant; " 'cause they say the master's
kind-hearted in the main, and she
might have spoken up for herself."
Gerald Blake, In his best broadcloth
suit, anu mustache newly dyed, stood
smiling in the broad doorway as the
carriage drove up to the entrance, and
Mr. Elderslie, a handsome, blonde
haired man, Bprang out and assisted a
young lady, .a a dove-colored traveling
suit, to alight.
"Blake, how are you?" he said, with
the carelessness of conscious superi
ority. Annette, my love, this is Blake,
And Mr. uerald Blake found himself
cringing before the slight French girl
whom he had turned from the factory
door a month before.
"I must beg to look at the books,
Blake," said Elderslie, authoritatively.
"My wife tells me some strange stories
about the way things are managed
mere. It became so notorious that the
rumors reached her even at Blythes
dale Springs, and she chose to come
and see for herself. Annette, my dar
ling, the best wedding gift we can
make to the e poor working girls is a
new foreman. Blake, you may con
sider yourself dismissed."
"But, sir "
"Not another word," cried Mr. El
derslie, with a lowering brow, and
Gerald Blake crept away, with an un
comfortable consciousness of Annette's
scornful blue eyes following him.
Elderslle turned to his wife.
"You were right, my love," said he.
"The man's face is sufficient evidence
And a new reign began for poor
Jenny Burton and the working girls,
as well as for Simon Pettengill.
Annette never regretted her week's
apprenticeship at tbe Dapplevale Cal
ico Works. Waver ley Magazine.
A writer who spends his summers at
the seashore tells the following story:
An ignorant countryman who saw the
sea for the first time was much im
pressed with the effect of the blue
water and aaked a fisherman if he
could tell him the owner, as he would
like to buy a gallon to take home to
his wife. The fisherman replied, proud
"Us, me man—we own It!"
"Land sakes!" exclaimed the rustic.
"Could you sell me a gallon for 50
"Sure," said the fisherman; and he
disappeared, returning in a few mo
ments with a Jar of water, for which
he received the countryman's 50 cents.
The latter departed with his pur
chase. Returning later in the day, af
ter the tide had gone out, he gazed In
silent wonder at the water, which had
reached far from the beach.
' Lumme!" he exclaimed, "don't they
do a tracer —Harper's Weekly.
Proposed in Record 'l'ime.
"Blinks has a perfect mania for con
densing everything. Did you hear
how he proposed?"
"He held up an engagement ring be
fore the girl's eyes and said r Kh?'"
"And what did she say?"
"She Just nodded."—Tit-Bit».
Only the sweetness of love's young
dream doesn't seem to Interfere with
the dividends of the sugar trust.
The language of a ship is a language
of signs. But notwithstanding this
circumstance, all possible questions
way be asked and answered, and every
Item of information given in the full
est degree by its medium, even though
the conversing crafts be miles asun
The alphabet of this silent tongue Is
usually flags of various shapes and
colors. But should the distance be
tween the ships, or between the ship
and a signaling station, be too great
for colors to be distinguished, or
should the wind be blowing between
the two so that the flags are end on,
one of two other methods must be
adopted. The first is to repi*#sent each
letter by combinations of three shapes
—a cone, a ball and a drum. The sec
ond is to make use of a semaphore
having three arms, the positions of
which with regard to one side or the
other of the post, and whether they
are horizontal, upturned or downturn
ed, Indicate the letter desired.
As the ships which speak to each
other are frequently of different na
tionalities, it is necessary that the sig
nal should be international or common
to all; and this is so. And another de
sirable thing is also provided.
It may occur to you that if a mes
sage, even one of brief length, were
to be spelt out letter by letter, the
operation would be exceedingly tiro
some, and consume time that perhaps
could be ill afforded. To remove these
J M N jyiadilß-JIS
INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SIGNALS.
objections, n code has been made o<it
dealing with all matters marine, by
means of which a host of flags (from
two to four in number) indicate whole
sentences. For example, the flags Q,
D and S ask the question "How does
the land lie?" F, O, "Are you in dan
ger?" And so on.
In the illustration of the flags here
given of this international code of sig
nals, the various colors are indicated
thus: Yellow by dots, red by vertical
and blue by horizontal lines. You will
therefore have no difficulty In picturing
the true appearance of each.
It is only since Jan. 1, 1002, that
the code as here illustrated has been
in exclusive use. The former code pos
sessed no flags to represent the vow
els; X, Y and Z have been added; and
an alteration has been made in the de
sign and colors of a couple of the other
flags, F and L.
You will notice that one of the flags
—a pennant, or flag running to a point,
having two white vertical stripes on a
red ground—is termed the code signal
and answering pennant. When in uso
as the first, it indicates thnt the inter
national code is being employed. When
used as the second—as the answering
flag—its significance is equivalent to
"I notice you are wishful to communi
cate with me."
When a ship desires to speak to an
other, she opens the ball by hoisting
TJI —Pilot his been sent you.
QDS—How doe=s tbe land lie?
FTS—Must take In more ballast.
her ensign with the code flag beneath
The ship spoken to immediately re
sponds to the signal by hoisting the
answering pennant at the "dip"—that
is, two-thirds of the way up to, say,
the masthead or peak.
The first then makes the desired
signal, which may consist of two,
three or four flags; but never more
Should the second ship comprehend
the signal, she makes known the fact
by hoisting the answering pennant
"close up," in which position it is re
tained till the signaling craft has haul
ed down her flags. It is then lowered
to the "dip" again In readiness for the
continuation of the message.
Should the signal be not distinguish
able, <w appear not to be applicable to
the situation, the ship spoken to must
Intimate the fact by hoisting the proper
flaga for the purpose, keeping the an
swering pennant at the "dip" until the
Bifnal is thoroughly comprehended,
w&en It Is hoisted "close up."
Two-flag signals, from IBtolK
we urgent and of importance,
take up ten pages of the code book.
"Want a pilot," P T; "Machinery out
of order," B J, are examples of the na
ture of these hoists.
Three-flag signals occupy the great
er part of the Code Book. The bear
ings of the compass run from ABC
to A 8 T.
Then there are the names of the
various coins of all countries, for ex
ample, A U Y—a rupee, followed by
the weights and measures, A Y I—a
ton, decimals and fractions, B C X—
.09, and auxiliary phrases—l. e., con
taining the auxiliary verbs, such as
B H W, "They must not be."
The general vocabulary is Indicated
by the flags C X A to Z N P, "Pilot
has been sent to you," T J I, and
"Must take in more ballast," F T S,
may be given as Illustrations.
The degrees of latitude and longi
tude, divisions of time, height of tha
barometer and thermometer, are sig
naled by a hoist comprising two flags
under the code pennant; while figures
from cipher to five millions are de
noted by two flags over the code pen
Geographical signals are shown by
four-flag hoists, such as: A U YT —
Callao; A E H V—London.
The code flag over one flag has va
rious significances. For example,
when it is over L, the hoist denotes
that cholera, plague, or yellow fever
is on board. Over I. "Have not a clean
bill of health." Over E indicates that
the flags which follow do not allude
to the code, but must be taken as rep
resenting the letters of the alphabet
each stands for. This is the alpha
betical signal, and is employed when
a name or address is about to be spell
ed out letter by letter. The code flag
over F and over G indicate, in one
case the end of a word or dot between
initials, and in the other that the al
phabetical signals are terminated.
Numerical signal—i. e.. that the fol-
Special Distant Signal—ls War Declared.
lowing flags are to be taken as repre
senting the figures assigned to each
of them in a table found in the boo* —
is made known by hoisting the code
pennant over M. Over N indicates the
decimal point, and over O the end of
the numeral signal.
If the name or the number contain
more than four letters or four figures,
it must be given in more than one
hoist; for four is the maximum num
ber of flags of which a hoist must con
sist. And if a letter or figure be dupli
cated, or contained more than once in
any name or number, such letter or
figure "must, on its second occurrence,
begin or be in a second hoist, and on
its third occurrence, it must begin or
be in a third hoist."
The illustration of the distant and
semaphore signals is almost self-ex
It will be noticed that each letter of
the alphabet is indicated, In the dis
tant by a hoist of three shapes—a
cone, a ball, and a drum; and, in the
semaphore, by the inclination and posi
tion (with reference to the post) of
The cone with the point upward is
termed number 1, and corresponds
with the semaphore arm pointing up
ward. The ball is number 2, and is
equivalent to the horizontal arm of
the other. The down-pointing cone
corresponds with the down-pointing
arm of the semaphore, and is numbered
BEMAPHOBJC AMD DISTANT fIIGNAIA
8. All these positions 0 f
on the side of the post odd..* *»
Indicator. Number 4is repre»« 10
a drum or by a horizontal »rm Dt,<bj
same side as the Indicator
Owing to the fact that the*
and semaphore signals take mor
than the flag system, requiring? o ®'
two or more hoists, thlrty- 8fTe 1?1
cial urgent signals needing
only have been provided in the r
Book; such as: "32. Short of
sions. Starving." "24 Want
immediately." "312. Is warded,™!
The "Stop" signal indicates the m >
the »entence. 01
TARTARS ON THE WARP ATh
Fearful Scenes of Slaughter and A
in tlie Caucasus.
The rioting In the Caucasus betwe#
Tartars . and Armenians, in wI T
many thousands have been killed 0
Injured and millions of dollars' worn
of property destroyed, is the most da
perate outbreak that has taken pi,„
In Russia for many years. For mot»
fcol-Xii OF THE TARTAR UPRIBI.no,
thun a week fierce fighting has been
going on between the rival factions
in Baku, the great oil city on the short
of the Caspian, and in a score or m<V
of scattered villages. The principN
cause of the outbreak, according to
St. Petersburg advices, is the Moslem
hatred of the Armenians. The Tartan,
who are followers of the prophet, an
a cruel and rebellious people, brooking
restraint of any kind and intensely
hating the Christians. How the fits
clash between the factions occurred li
not stated in the reports coming from
the srene of hostilities, but the dl»
turbance, once started, spread lib
wildfire, until Baku and scores of ott
er places wore experiencing all tta
horrors of actual war.
While Baku was the storm centero!
the fighting, there was great slaughter ,
in outlying towns and throughout the
whole oil region. In the village of?
Shusha the fighting between Tartan |
;ind Armenians continued five
and several hundred persons were 3
killed or wounded. Almost the entire
town was destroyed by incendlariee,
the government buildings, churches and
schools having been burned. A score
of other places shared a somewhat
similar fate. A large number of the
people In Duduktkhu, Achilla, Edila
and Bukutan were slaughtered an!
the villages having been plundered hfc
the Tartars were then set on fire. ]
At Bala khan a serious conflict oc
curred between 1,000 Armenians and
the government troops which had beet
dispatched to maintain order. Order?
had been given to the soldiers to sb#:
down all rioters, whether Tartars or
others, and the Armenians, on refositf
to disperse, were mked with artillery
That the Armenians, however, an
capable of giving a good account oI
themselves is evidenced by the fid
that in the Baku district they to"
killed or wounded 1,500 Tartars.
The government troops sent to tbe
disturbed region have proved unable to
restore order and heavy reinforce
ments are now arriving at Baku. |W
city Is utterly demoralized. Incefr
diary fires have laid a
portion of it in ashes, and hundreds of
tanks filled with oil and naphtha to"
been destroyed. Hundreds of refined®
in and about Baku have been burad
and the loss Inflicted upon the oil I*
dustry alone will reach $90,000,000. Al
production is paralyzed and theW'i'
reet as well as the direct loss to tr«i<
I"i enormous. Even with order resting
and that seems to be still far off."
will take more than a year before W"
dltions in the Baku region will bew®*
normal. The Tartars are still
ir.g and burning wherever opportm®
offers nnd are daily being worked®
to greater fanaticism. The folio*®
Incident which occurred In BjJ®
shows desperate spirit A
of them barricaded themselves toJ*
house of a rich Mussulman and fl" 1
from the windows on a patrol
who summoned them to snrrt*®
Ti.e Tartars continued firing
tillery was brouerht up. The aDS
the house 1n ruins, the Tartars P*
ing to a man.
The "maternal instinct" in woB
which every one admires, is
responsible for her demand tbrf
husband also ask her
leaves the house, the same w
children ask It.