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§ ''' ek. ce are gayly gushing Oh, at at night there's joyful singing
r m o~ ~duiius in the hills, In the ooze and in the slime;
cien &eks axe rushing Songs of love again are ringing
'er th dis beside the mil Where they rang in Adam's time.
S Whee the wheels are rai with rdat, Where the moonbeams fell at night
S Beint silenced ,by thettrust, Many a little heart is light,
Where thi6 shingles are sue um ingto de Many an eager little lover woos away,
hc ae r , t' do And the breezes whisper low
Wh cr the've . brken down the doors, As they did long. long ago
Where there's trash upon the floors- But the mllers who were dlusty, where are
And the4sillera who were dusty, where are they?
Sbh. the willows still are leaning
Oh, the poung drake on the water Where the water glides along
Is endeavoring to make As if to catch the meaning
An imp ssion on the daughter Of the never-ending song.
Of soge Other eagr drake; And the fleecy l)nurls above
They go swimming on the dam, Seem to melt with very love
He as happy as a clam, Of the valleys that grow greener day by
She a little shy, yet still inclined to stay, day.
Pull of hopes and natieless fears But the wheels an round no mrore
Where his quack will reach her ears- That were musical before.
But the ~illers who were dusty, where are And the millers who were dusty, where are
-theyS. E. Kis'r, in Chiago Kreord-Hlerald.
THE AFFAIR IN THE BELFRY
By Charles Edwardes.
S'M going to try and tell about he f
in as unprejudice'd a lone as pos-i"
sible. No particular credit to me. e
either, if I do; for she's out of our
radite now, forever. Still. I must say
people dlo seem a lilt hard on the aver
age stepmother. who surely had as
much t(bancee of being a good sort of e
Woman a:s a bad sort.
"'That." Mabel would say -- and
wouldn't her eyes tlasl at me:-"is be
caus slhe was handsonie.'
She :antcies. the little silly. that a fel
low call't jtldge -i womanit ol tlhe, squiir'e
i slhs good looking.
I'll admit, though. h:Int I fielt a bit
bowled over at the outlset. It wals ltt
a ni.e idea-tIhis invas:ion of our nest
by a: stranger who was to be all at
once invested witlh supreme authority,
in tie establishntentt. Anld matters
were made worstl by the fact that thel
governor hail pitked her up ablroadl.
Evier'y ione knowsi. of coulrse. that the
traveled wolman is so nlllh more risky
a per'soinage than ilathe votulan who has
netvr. since she iltt short frocks. ien
out of the influtence of pitlrothtial gos
sip anld restraints.
towever,. to get to the story.
Otne tine day, whein I wVas ilealning
my gun fot- a turn at the rtlbits, in
dashed Mabel. wit ih her hair aill ibotit
"'twhat do yon think. Itupert '" site
aeetenled- fa ihly stcteall eid.
"That yvon've kiocked the oil can
over, yon headistron;: c.eiatutre" I re
'( il r.:1t1' shie texclainied, with suoh
scorn as a sevetnteentl-year-old dilamsel
alhen rtsed atn pnut into her voice.
"It's ia sha:li-:i i'cruel shame:" she
-ontinutidl. and then sithe began to sol.
It -wasn't such an unsnal story. a:fter
all. The :ovetirnor had got the two
girls itilo his sttudy and had broken it
to them that they were about to have
"a new nott-hr"---itt was all. They
had objiected. each itl her own way.
and i he'wn duly sent off. I was to get
my information thlroulgh them. It was
qlnitte ~cotlnrehlensible that the governor
did inot care to tell mie the news with
his own lips.
Well. in dnue time she came to us.
this new mnotlher. and I for one was
plealiantly disillusiotned albout her. She
was dark. smaill. witll extremely good
ma:lnners and a quaint. almnost deferen
tial adlress---at least with Uit'-thatI
soon overroide most tof Imy prejuditces.
The governor had shown good talste, in
my opinion. It was nothing at all in
obljection thallt Agneis and Malel hated
her fromt the very first. That was just
what they were tound to do.
"All the samine. _rirs." I said to themn
whren Mrs inustauley the seeontd hail
tieun in the Ihotse a week. "you'll g't
over y-outr childilsh fanct-ies and soon
like her 'well enioulgh."
They rttl'rted as I expected lhey
woutld. They viiwed they would neiver
do nlore tlhanll tolerate her.
In the meaniittitne it was certainly in
stru.tive to -nark what an effect his
second nut triage had upon the gov
ernort. I nevert saw a nman so chanltged.
Before--eve''r since mily notther'st death.
three -years Iaclik--he had looked like
settling Into a reguilar hiookworm. Liet
was in his study prelltty nigh all' day
and half ihe night. it hil Mrs. WVinstani
le. secontd uillt' aill the difference'. .s
soon is lbr'eakf:ist was over he would
lighti a iigatr andt take niy art'in. just
like il ollege chull. for a srioill on the
lawn. AnDI to hIar hiin lnik you would
never hav tihoughlt he 'onil hlie thet
saline tlian whvlo, a little Ibe'fore. wVould
spend al whole day with his own ll
drPn wh;toit uttleringg n'tre til' n a
score or 1 wie wordl.s. II toiok lil wi hts
society agahin. of totutse. ostensiltlly' forti
her sake. bitit lrt, lly ht, stated to tIu
Joy drivilng her about and itritl'oduing
her to folks wiho. I warVittrrant. it in't'
spare hlit . ,liiltit hl is i b:l tk.
"'Litsller'." 'hi stilt:itl iioter said to ale
one morningii. witlli jus tlie pIroper
amounti of color ill I1her faltt--tor shei
was only foiur yeilrs tliy senior-"if I
only coultI wiu .liahl and Agnesl to
love lle I shoulhl be lihe haillppiest woltr
an in the world."
I assured her shlie cotldl't fail to
succeed ill this in tilte. and whel' she
sighed-must picturesquely-I repealted
"You, ' I stUil to ltet-. "are a1 womian
of the world. They iare only schotol
room chits. They must go down bc
fote you if you pet'rsovere."
I don't thiink shte altogether liked me
to talh to hert in Ibthis way. She would
have preferred all reference to her for
gn life-ahout which none of us, ex
-.eept the governor, knew anything-to
J, tlave been left out. But I have ever
eF- ,,t.',..t lichi of nature. Even
at Oxford I learned none of those arts i
o' polite and discreet dissimulation
which "are s;tch an aid to a follow who
imeans to beicomle famous.
Shle thought I iwas always covertly ii
si erimg at her. which 1 protest I never
ill. it, that as it lmay, whetu she had t
bteeu Ilistress of SudlllOlw ouse about
four molnts somnethillrg startling. yet
far ftro unconventtional. occurre.d to
el-t ite kieenly on thliet qlli vive.
This was nothing less a tu the ap- 1
parition at ithe lied Lion--our village
ir' .--f a red-lttosed stranger mulal. -who
proved to be ian tquaintanclii _e of tl !
A.s iusual. Malhel was iuncoumnonly
iallrt l on the least thing that tended to
diminish ilt- re-gard in which I seemed
to hold iMrs. Wtinstanley second. hlle
was te-rrilly- folnd of novels. this sister
oft line, and had anl inagination-per
lhips in conlsequlence-whichi leaped to
conclusions with iIamazinlg celerity.
Nevertheless. I fell it my ditty to a
ilcad her a 'retty stiff lecture about I
I i1 vi ic of uncharitableness anid evil
thlnking whbn she dulmped her infor
eilt e plupon nme in one. fell swoop with
"liluper, that wretclh at the Red Lioni
is iMr . Winstanley's tirsi husband: I'n
colnvinced of it."
It will litbe seen how far the govern
otr's infatuation hadil] carried him whenll
I dlclare thliati he was quite uinsuspi
cious of lle red-inosed illtu i. The per
.soll ' name in use was Fortescue. land
st.epiotlhier admitted that he was a cou- I
"I know," she said to me- on the stllb
je(t,, with a chairming blush, "that you
nmay be disinclined to believe mie, but
it is certainly the truth that that poor
fellow ind I are only cousins."
"ly dear' stepmother." I exclanimed.
ftler these words. "how can you take
so ignomlinious a view of mne?"
WVhereupDo she c:hainged her tone
r soImewhat abrluptly and confessed the
joy she felt ill having lit least one
friend at $tlltndw lIouse besides her
husbalnd. "Friend" setnted hardly the
word for the occasion, but I hald no
wish to bit over-crltical.
W "\e all have our poor relations."
Sstepmonther continued sadly. "and Tom
I 'ort-scut'e is onet of nine."
The phrtase ",one of mlile'" seenmed so
3 tlinous I lihat I could noit help askilng if
Sshite had maitniy otherts. But slihe laughed
1 at my question, called lme l "terrible
t clever fellow." and said she didn't de
sire to be ilnterpretedl literally. Of
itcourse aplll leton oiur villages was not
I likely to set'e a provressioa of her poor
Srielations. She should hle lperfectly sat
a irsied if Turnt l'orttescuttie would settle
downi peacefuitlly in somellt little cotltage
. in tili uetigithborhoodi alndl devote himself
r to the naturaiil history tastes that ab
sorbted liiin. l-For lily ipart I fell stcru
ples about iTom Folr'tescte. The ionly
i o-hiits bratnch of inatural hiistory lint
it ilterested Ihit wats thlat converl'ied with
1. the distillation of lhlllhol lilquor.
. It is ..a-rtly credihle. butl it is true
e witihal. tha.t stepliother'lis tcousin was
e allowed to settle in Malpleton and be
yi ronom the talk of tlthe village. He took
Ia litile ivy-lad:l c.ottaLge cilose to the
s church, to which- regtularly every Sunl
d daty lie iariried his red nose and bald
it he:ld. whiichi id not deter him front!
ei uttering tie :t,-speonses vi'ey auldibly.
d I lioin tlilh whole I couild tolerate him
J very well. living thaiit savitig gift-a
d senoe ll Iti hliior. lBut t he governolr did
- not like Tuti lotrt es-tce,. hough lie tried
a hiird. while the feelings of the girls
hii about hin) iay b,' imaigined when I say
i " that they weret daily tilore and more
i, iuvillcted hei wuas ithe only lawful hus
g Iuaild of .lr's. iVinstlatliey seconlid.
' T'he vilhlage, of toutrse. had its own
piitttints. These. I ant sorry to say.
we'-ie not wholly unlike Mtbhel's and
-r Agnes.'. Bullt out of defelnll.e to the
Sgo v-tirlor inour dear andi hiumble neigh
I hItts did lnot .-express ltheir feelings on
-, the sulbje -t broadcast.
It It :anl out hot tid sttrong. tlhoigi
ione S-ptulttbrt- evening. Plhippsill. the
o scxtonu. w-is tihe ilserable mouthlipiice
re of tile rillulor.
l; - I hIliad been to the docltor's to ask
him to look in titid tiki- a halnd at
i Wlith, titid ott tiy tvav tat-k. Ithiving
,.! nBohliltg lutll to dio, I plut tny feet ill
h ide tltci'hurch. mhlire hIirv-st dtlecortit
ing wtts in forc-e. If Toni l'ortescue
twas nlot tlhere, with the Ilidies of the
i pariish. ulpon wlloin lie beiamed across
his red nose in the mIost ludicrous yuan
it er! -The girls were thIere also-its far
to as possible from ntepmothler's cousin.
er To me as I stood stmlling by the toot,
came Peter Pihiipps with that famous
rilt.matic shutle of his. b
"Mr. Rupert, sit," he whispered In a
hollow voice. "that thetie Mr. Fortes.
(ue lie's a-going on summat orful. He a
didn't ought to be allowed in in that
"What state?" I asked. s
"The state o' drink an he's possessed a
with. Nor that ain't all. sir."
As Phipps looked fearfully sage and
solemn I urged him "to continue his
"It ain't all, or nigh all, Mr. Rupert.
for lj's had the imperence to say,
welly as good as. that he could kick I:
up a rumnpus at Mr. Winstanley's if c
he'd a mind to. but that her knew bet
t4r'n any one else what buttered toast
Now this was serious enough for l
anything, for I could put two and two '
together, and a. remark of that sort
was inuendo sufficient even for the
understanding of a fool.
"lDoes he say that., Peter?" I de
"He do. sir."
"Very good. Then I'll ask you to 1
step across to Sundew House when t
you've locked up the church."
Phipps tried to get out of the mess
he had landed himself and us in, but
of course 1 insisted.
He promised to visit us as soon as i
the bell practice was over. That prac
tice. however, was destined never to
Ih d on its omission hangs an
incident that was of the highest im
portance to all the WVinstanley family.
1The girls came in to supper tired and
in a had temper. The curate had, it
seemcd. left themt much to themselves.
instead of offering theml advice as to
the arrangement of the dahlias and
wheat leaves that had lswen put at their
disposal. For tine thing. though. I was
thainkful: they had not heard a word
lf Ton Fo1'r)tesoueI's tipsy utterances as
Pl'hipps had related theit' to rte. They
w 'ere openly indign:antt hi iis prt'esence
i the chutrch. anid made stel(nother's
eyet's tiush by their reference to him.
That. however, was all.
The governor was helping his wife
to solit cold beef i llwhen wev he:'ard the
big bass bell of the church toll one
stroke. The noise was rather eerie.
r At any rate' it had a strlange effect on
stepmlother's nerves. She dropped the
p plate and put her hand to her heart.
As a coincidence this was. we
O agreed afterward. extremely odd. The
t I'sychieal Society are of the same oplin
1 iot. I have told them about it.
"T'hey're only fooling in lthe belfry."
I said Mabhel, in a contemnptuous tone.
"Yes.'" said I; "that menans a tintl to
I 'Th governor was ma:nwhile saying
divers distasteful endearing things to
"'Turley (the doctor) shall certainly
be r equisitioned to give you snomething
ci mpinilOnn i., lilyv1 " lit' l Lohl'ded.
Stepitmotihers~ "'ly deair Rtictlhard. I
i want for niuthiig. I (it) assure you,"
made Moael and .Agnessi exclhnge
un;ighty looks. I don't helieve the
girls would have eredited her with
u anything but an ittetnpt at shairuming
if she ihd suddlenly droilped dead from
r her chair.
It couldn't have been much more
than five minuteu s aftier the tolling of
e the hell when our doorbell was tugged
violently. and almost as soon as it was
ae nswered young Grazebrook, one of
e the village ringers, appeared in our
room, heedless of the maids, with the
C "If you please. sir. and mum, Mr.
o Fortescuie's been and hanged himself."
"What':" exclaimed the governor.
lie was )roceeding to rate the mes
sengerof evil tidings for his impudence
when Mabel cried:
o "Look at her:"
The "her" was stepmother. She had
i gone white as a sheet and fallen back
e ward. biut upon Miabel's words she
e- seemed to recover herself.
"It isn't true?" she said in a whisper,
t quite alppealingly. ti' Grazebrook.
r "..It's as true as I stand here. Innm."
was the lad's reply. "HIis neck's
le broke "
t" The next ilstant stepmother fairly
-oltl'obb Into her' hntiis.
"'O(l. Ttit riti lpoor TomtU" she cried
iagainl .qid again.
l I h'left her in that condition. In the
t tbelfry I foundt Phipps, two or three of
il tl ringer.s ailid the dloctor. Ther' was
not lthe P'sUllest dot abt tbott Fortes
l cet's demise. He had. it ilipearlted, tln
s der rlirituons exhiihlrlihnon. (linmbed the
e- belfry steps it minute or two only he
ik fore the practice was to hegiti. The
Le ftoll of tile boll was his deathi knell.
SIIovw hle hliil tl don It or why or whether
Id it was L: mere ct-eidenta-my view of It
* --no onte cotltd lossitily tell for certain.
Rltt when thll l'll, I rLs un tp the stait's
n the' folllid r iiii wilh the tioosed rope
-a (if the 14 lis bell light rolltd his neck.
id The iordt hIlld lieiin ihraw till aLnd laid
d nt-oruss tIte lIealt nliove. and the as
I smlllptliin is thlat hi bhiad ('lamlered tip.
ty sotui'how got Itis inctkl into it, and
T- 'lIere tite iystlery i'emained.
That nighlt saiw thie selquel to the
tI rlagid'l. Wn'ti( thie goverl'nor awoke
' in tine nfio l'thlit ii' Iissed stepmnother.
id She had gIl ont willi a fait anlount of
h- .[1lll'.s "I iol youll ,o!" wais perfect
n ly sllpertlinotls.
.A sitllle. lnurtldOrneil l'eeln motind in
t of re'll-iltiPal Toml ]F'orli~escene.-aver.
k T 'rts; itn Hawaiian Tales.
fit .tuiit lift ,II yOr'ls itgio the 1a
, 1l wailhll gtvertimieinit tndeirtook forest
II work, iintl very soon tilhe hills back of
it. oinolilu wert' ctlolit'd withi a dense
a eI lil tllxuriautl growth of eucalyptus of
.e several v'rities, the .Austrialian wattle
I- "Lnd other trees of that character.
'., These trees have already exercised a
at noticeable influence in conserving rain
fall and trendering the climate In the
,t,i vielallty more agreeable.
I The man with a Slyiag machine may
be even more conspicuous for his phys-.
ical courage than for his Inventive
It is said that some peculiarly vicious
snakes inhabited the island of Marti
l pique. The retribution which overtook
them is the one slight glimmer of sat
isfaction which penetrates the gloom
of the situation.
All the romance connected with the
island of Juan Fernandez as the scene
f of Robinson Crusoe's adventures is
said to be passing out of it through
the establishment there of extensive 1
r lobster-canning factories, that valuable
o crustacean being found along its shores 1
t in inexhaustible lquantities.
The art of making malleable glass,
which is said to have been well under
stood by the Egyptians. but which has
o been for centuries lost. has been re
a discovered by ian Indiana man. He
is a lamp-chimney maker,. and has for
years tried to devise a chimntley that
would withstand excessive heat. The
.s new process, it is stated, renders pos
- sible the making of cooking vessels out
0 of glass.
' The venerable Senator Pettus. of
Alabama, remarks: "'The secret of
d living long is to work. I am eighty
it one, and happy and healthy as It boy.
* I notice that all of my neighbors who
o got rich and retired are all dead. 1
ir never got rich, and I never retired.
Is tell you. young nlan. the most fatal
'd disease I know of is to quit work. It
s kills every tilmt. Keep working and
you'll keep alive."
That electrie traction is alreadly be
ginning to effect the diiuseo of the horse
e is asserted editorially by the Electric
re Iteview. In Paris, actnording to a
1e French authority, the municipal census
of horses shows a falling off of nearly
te 000, or six per cent.. In the past year.
while in London the d-ecreuse has beenl
e ten per cent. The writer states that
the decrease in New York City in twen
ty years has probably been fully one
third, and lie looks forward counidently
to the time when the progress of engi
to neering will have elimiitiated the horse
as a beast of burden. With it. he ex
to pects, will also go stone pavements.
dirt, flies and disease.
ly ---- -
ig An extradition treaty with Chile has
just been concluded which will insure
the return to either coulltry of fugi
Stives front justice who ihave violatetd
fe fiduciary trusts. A sitnui:ar coniven
th tion was recently negotiated with Den
2g mark. Slowly but surely the asylums
m of embezzlers and defaulters are being
re closed. Chile was one tf the last
of places of refuge within the sphere of
'd civilization for criminals of this class:
is there ought to be none left to them.
r Crimes destructive of contidence, not
he the brutal crimes of violence, deal the
more serious blows against the deli
cate machinery of finance, whereoy the
business of the world is conducted.
.s- The assaults of burglars can be warded
ce off by watchfulness, but a:n abuse of a
trust by a fiduciary is a stab in the
- It would be interesting to know at
what precise moment of its history a
hr, slang word passes from its original
sphere of usage and takes a position
if not a very literal one--iu the general
tlanguage, thinks the. London Chbron
ly icle. Will the B3luecoat boy's "sicker."
for instance, ever )becol:me a substitute
ed for "infilrmtlry" or. will "skug." the
he Etonians' latest epithet of abuse, travel
of any further than the playing fields?
as Almost as interesting a study will be
- the inquiry into the many words that
n- now rank its slang, though they began
,- life :as part of the polite language. To
he take two iustances, almost at random,
Il. "chuck" was literary English in
er Shakespeare's time; while we lind Penu
in -sober old -Puritatit Penn--soiemnly us.
i's ing the expression, "in the lunip."
pe "And yet," he writes. "tdeslpise nothling
k. tashly, or ill thle iumpl."
id A _utomoliles. trolley cars and bicy
nd cles are gladuailly encl'taching on the
iteld of sr'victe hitherto occupited exclu
sively by tile hlorse. t:nd the latter is
he being .gradually crowded out of the
Sbig cities as a beast of burden. In
of 1901) the total number of horses in
Paris. :iciording to a tuni&-llpil census,
et- was 1l,rig8. This' year there Iare only
In 0,7iti, a decrease of six per' cent. in
i London, Berlin, \'innu:t atnd St. Peters
er- burg a decr.'iease o1'f ten per cen't. has
occ'urred ill Ill be sane period. In New
York it is e.tintrted that there atre not
la more thllu two-thirds tile number of
. horses remployed as were used there
se twentty yealrs ago. The Electrical Re
of view, in commnienting on the decline of
tie the horse, thinks that in the curse of
Cr. time the progress of engineering will
Sdevelop methods which will totally
he extInguish it as a beast of burden in all
THE VACAONDS OF EUIROPE.
A Class of Yomams Who Make eamgaryr
Their Natioaml Horne.
Fashion's fondness for Hungarian
orchestras the world over have drawn
the attention of two continents to
those curiouts people called Tziganes
in Hungary. Bohemlans in France and
gypsies in England and the United
States. Hluangary is the home of the
Tzalganes. In so far as they have any
home. In all other European countries
they were persecuted for centuries as
emissaries of the Evil One and enemies
of Christianity. But Hungary took
pity on them and treated the wander
ers like lost children. It was in the
fifteenth century that they first made
their appearance here. King Sigis
mnond received them hospitably. and
recollutended to the charity and pity e
of the public "these poor wandering
people. without a home and bounded
by every onie."
'There are now atont 150.000 of these u
Tziganes in IHungary. They may be P
divided into three classesf-those who
go bareheaded and barefooted. the ri
wandering gypsies: those who wear e
headgear and shoes on Sundays. the it
r semi-nomads. and those who always
t weur hats and shoes, and who have to
a great extent abandoned the nomadic i
lives of their ancestors. These latter
are the most civilized, and are gener
ally musicians, who excel in the play
ing of Hungarian tunes. When the IJ
Tziganes arrived in Hungary they were
not trained musically, butn they soon
f appropriated Magyar mutnsic. and out
of it have made a crude and weird art i
of their own. Their favorite instru
nment is the '"has 'alia." as they term
the violhn. Some play the harp. but is
1 they have a ,marked aversion for the
piano. for the reason that it cannot p
1e easily moved about. In Hungary. ti
no fete or festival takes plhce without ti
t I 'Jzigaue orchestra. At election times '
I a. T'ziganle band always headIs the
electoiral processions. and no wedding
is consitldered c'ntiilete withoult tlheir
nmusic for the dance. The Tzigannes
have becomne natural musicians. play- it
ing from inspiration and generally
being unable to read music. Liszt.
who mtiade a study of the Tziganes.
a says that music is to thorn a sublime
language. a mystic song. whichl they d
often make use of instead of convel'rs
tion. and that they have. in fact, in
i vented a music of their own.
Electric Train Lightlint.
The Prussian Stlate Itailways. after
a long and exhaustive series of tests
of elec'tric train lighting systemns. have t
- come to ithe colnclusio that a separate t
c dyna:to clarri'ed on thet loconmotive or i
tender. iltntledinately tunder the super- s
vision of the engitleer. :atid operated by ii
it direct coilnected smen'ill engine, ldra':t w
ing its stiamin fromn the lionomotive boil
et. wtith a oegulatinlg storage battery. a
is the most ettitient and practical sys- c
i- The schene of carrying a dynamo I
d niottted tinll n it geared l it tthe axle of a
eittah passenlger -tcla.h, with an individ
tilil storage buttery to carry the lights
during the tinte the train is at rest.
s has Ieten :Ihulndoned ini favor of the
g central conc'entrated plant.
t The system of icarrying storage lhat
teries of sltticient cap:itti-V to carl'y
the entire lighting loatd during the train i
i run. and charged at thel electric plants
t. at the principal terminal stations of the
t lines has the s-eriouts disadvantage of
the great weight and ,.stly installla
e tion. and serioIus delays due to the timtee s
- lost in char-ging the batteries. I.
e The systetn outlined in the initial
paragraph has now been adopted as a
d the standard of all Prussian railways. r
and the IImost important trains are
a being equipped with this apparatus.
Ancient Submerged City Found.
Leopold Hatr.i-s. c'onservator of na
It tionall Umonunlents. ha&s returned to
a Mexico ('ity. from his explorations of
the ruins of Zapotean cities in thef
aStltte of Oalxaca. lie found the ruins
of a:ncient city oi .Toute. Alblan which r
il show unmistakable indications of hav
u. ing beenl subhlerged. perhaps 30o0 )
., years ago for 'traces of extinc't marine
life were uncovered. t
In the ruins is an otelesk. similar to
l those of Egytl, wihich was foutnd
l placed to the eUtranclle to a loLmb, ex- I
actly as was the custolm in Egypt.
SI-nor ittBtres will mike a detailed re
port of this retuarkable prehistoric city
to the (;overnment.
S Monte Alhtin was visited sotne tineic
o ago by Proloftssor Collles. of the Smith
Ssonian Institution, ait Vasbington. It
n stands 1S00 feet higher than the city
of Ouax:lai. anti its tentral square was
Sstrrounded by great htimples.-'Phill- I
()lk Versus Iron.
A writer in thie Engiiueering News
calls attention to the relative durabil
ity of cast iroi atintl oak timber under
rather detstruct ive cottlditions. lie re-i
t femrs to tot old tltlnolon. whichb ilas stoodi
i- since 1830 til the high grounid of Pointl t
Bonit, ut lte ciitranite of San Franlcis
co Buy. A t t-xunitantioti of this oldi
ple ice, which-i wats utlsed as ar o sfog ignall
Sfor nautiny yeals, ireveals tho fact itha t
a the oak arritiiget on Vwhihh It is touiltt
ed is in lralctically lierfetct condition,.
niotwithstanding its tifty years' ex
posure to lhe ' inds and tuoisture
ludein atlmniosplter. Th'e splokcs, hl.tis
and felloes. even where they ha\'e sunk
intIlo the g itoul'onl , arte in perfect cotidi
tion. while, on the othir hand, the
sntaller piecets of iron, such ais the gunti
axle, ults, bands. etc., haert conlmpletely
f rusted away, and the gtn! itself, whict i
Sis of the toughest east iron, is attacked t
to a depth of nearly one-half inch.
Cab Calls. 1
f There are now being constructed ini
Sfront of New York theatres automatic
cab calls, numbers in electric lights
being shown. A similar device has t
il been designed to show the names of t
stations on railroad trains. . I
º Success is comin' kind o' slow;
Luck never balked my game,
n I hoped for it some years ago;
Somehow it never came.
n I g1' 'imLo, all the ills that fly
o Arounn the neighborhood;
But. othi. wise I can't deny
d I'm doin' purty good.
(d I must admit a certain pride
e When countin' up the score.
No tunnel, nor no trolley ride
Has left me smashed an' sore.
' The gold brick an' the bunco game
1s As yet I have withstood.
s l've made no hit. but, jes' the same,
I'm doin' purty good
.\ir. Markse-- "How are fish biting.
sonny'?" Tommy Bobs-"Bame as usn
Sual. sir--with their mouths."- Philadel
P phia Record.
io "No you're in society?" "Yes." "In
e real sou.iety?" ". es." "Way-up soci
r ety?." "Yes." "Does society know
it it ?"-Chicago Post.
is At a meeting of engine-drivers the
to following toast was offered: "To our
V imnothers-the only faithful tenders who
. never misplaced a switch."-Tit-Bits.
r- Lots of men would leave their footprmnt
Y' Times eternal sands to grace,
Ie Had they gotten mother's slipper
re At. the proper time and place.
--New York Sun.
It "If some folks could be as eloquent
it in lookin' foh work." said Uncle Eben.
a. "s dey is in kickin' -'bout deir luck.
I reckons dey'd git a job."--1Vashing
ie "No man," said the large waisted
)t philosopher. "will ever succeed in poli
y. ties if he says everything he thinks,
it or Ihinks everything be says."--la
s 'lianarsolis News.
i" S-hirt--"if I had as much money as
you have I wotltldn't be so sl0amed
ir stiugy with it." L.on g-"'My dear boy,
that is lie \'very reason you never have
''lThe HBowletts seem to be very much
cut up o\iver their uni-le's death." "Yes.
SI believe they're about fifty thousand
dollars more sorry titan they expected
to be."--Brooklyn Life.
n. A i,orwalker. pacing his aisle,
In a day covered many a maste.
"'How rarely," quoth he,
"Is it granted to see
A tnan tii my tigure and staisle!
s "have you eve'r written anything
re that you were ashamed of?" inquired
t( the the severe relative. ""No." an
or swered t he author. "But I hopelt to
-r. some day. I nteed the tloney.u" ---\ias:
iv iington Star.
a'- "That new ne ighliior of ours iuntst
il- be a veryv wasteful woman," he ,-onh
'. tmuted. "W\hy:" she asked. "He
'- cause," he replied. "she's throwing that
voice of her's all ab'out the neighbor
no hood instea;d eI saving it up for se
of as a lile."-Chic;go Post.
"d- Can't soniebuiy part themw?" ex
s claimed one of the horrified bystastl
t ers "'Part them? Not much!" said the
mlan who was nearest to the scetic of
tt excitement. "'Stand hack and let thoum
tight it out. One's an eucyclosltia
i canvasser and the other's a map prl
Idts ler."--Chicago Trilbne.
he Ascui--"Youlr husband appears to
of he a r:an of-er-great self-control."
a- Mrs. Strongmind--'" es.'" Ascuml-"
ne suppose he inherited that trait from
hills father, who was so famous." Mirs.
1 Strotigmind (signilicantly)-"No. It's
as a virtue he acquired since his mtur
is riage."-Phliladelphia Press.
Sunspots and Earthquakes.
Sir Normana Il.oc:kyer points oult thlat
the diseasti'rs in .Mlartinilue anil St.
Vintcent oittu'nred at "ai well-doti nee
to sn'-slioi t liillltlll." amid, researclm hian
of ig lio\tll "-bIyoud questioll that the
he ios t disastrous votlcanit eruptiotis and
us arttllllke.s generally occur, like Ithe
eli rain pulstes in India. round the daties of
. the sulllspot inilllmum atnd maxim:ilm,"
lihe is inclined to aIccept the theolry.
tie tist advanct-(l tifty years ago. Ihat
there is a iotOelttcitionl between sol:ar
toad seismic activity. One wouhl per.
Shaps x'pect the n-ighboring moon to
- Iprodiuce a nmoreI marked effect lpeon
the earth's surfacte thlan the vaster but
more distant sun. and, a's a -atter of
fact. at the tbeginning of the seciond
y week itt May. when St. Pierre was
oIverwhtelmed th.b moon was in the
ht best possillc ltiosition relatively to san
aInd earth toil make her tidal iutlinecee
t felt. But thlere are other forces in the
ty I tivrst beIsitles that of gravity. though
us tlhey are not so ilearly unders.tood.
In- It is ktnown, for instance,. that stulspot
iperiods have an undoub;ted connect ion
with Inld!an rains and Arctic aurorae.
allil it would be riush ito delly that the
symp-iathy betvweeli sun and pluanet is
ti ore than skin dleept.- Loodoti Graphic.
-he Red Hunltitlmg Lo'at.
( 'lThe origin of the red coat is a runs.
lt tervy. 'Thetr-t is a story told "that one
i- of thlt' early lienrys was so enamotred
ld with the sport of fox hunting as to
lordaiin it to bie a royal sport, and the
Sred coat was worn in onisequeate."
' i'hlis, how-tver, has becu pointed at as
-absulrd. as in those days scarlet was
xnot a royal livery at ill. One thing
'et here can I'e no doubt about, and that
Sis that the scarlet i-oat :s very popular
Sfor those who hunt regularly. And It
ute ust Ie confessed that it adds pictur
tesquenesns to the sceu,.. The question
of color setums to be rery much i mat
l ter of taste; it is lioked upon as an
l indiatitonl of usocial position. In the
abstract ;any one caitn don the pink, if
so desired. but it is considered out-of
taste for anyone to adopt that color
in if he does not liberally subscribe to the
tic hunt fund. The black coat is con
Its I sidered to come next in social positio,
as and the ordinary mufti garment or
of those whose subscriptlon is very siDaR
ingeed--l'allor and Outter.