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JAP^ESE CARRYING THE RUSSIAN POSITION AT
KIN-CHAU, WHICH HAD BEEN DEEMED IMPREGNABLE.
A SPLENIMD FEAT OF ARMS.
One of the most splendid feats of anus in the present war In the East was the battle of Kin-Chan, in whirl)
;he Japanese charged and captured the heights held by the Russians, thereby establishing th«lr place among the
foremost miltary people of the world. The heights were strongly fortin^! and were deemed practically Impregna
ble. Nevertheless the Japanese, after Silencing artillery fire, carried them by the bayonet, driving the Russians
from the trenches and sending them U\ quick retreat toward Port Arthur. Our illustration Is from the Illustrated
Wind Bud wave and gold-washed weath
Wind fling loose and wave set free;
She and I alone together
Sailing on a sapphire sen.
Clang and clamor of the crowded
City street is heard no more;
Only billows, foam enshrouded
Freighting music to the shore!
Bail full blown and sloop prow flinging
Floods of song on either side;
White gulls in the wide blue winging—
Gipsies of the roving tide!
Peaks afar that know the splendor
Of the sunset waste of wine;
Twilight sky grown strangely tender
Like the eyes that look in mine.
: A New Cinderella ::
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«ACK BEREi.iSON caught sight of
fAI her as he was going to the office
after lunch. He frequently caught
tight of her. but this was the extent
of their acquaintance. He had groan
ed more than once to think convention
ality forbade a more extended one.
She was not the kind of a girl with
whom one might scrape up a bowing
recognition, to be later elaborated into
an interchange of commonplaces that
might culminate In permission to call.
Indeed, if she had been, it is safe to
conclude Berensen would not have
troubled hie head about her, for he
had a social position to maintain, a
good deal of personal pride and more
than the average sense of exclusive
"Hallo!" he said, suddenly, and stop
The girl ahead had paused. She was
evidently in some predicament, for she
»tooped as though to extricate herself
6r to pick up an article dropped. Al
most at the same instant, however, a
tremendous dray, piled with boxes,
bore down upon her, and at the shout
of the driver, who was striving to
rein in his huge Percherons, she
sprang toward safety and reached the
Berenson lot the dray pass. Looking
down directly on the spot where the
girl had hesitated, he saw that which
had arrested her, and bending quickly,
he puilled out of the thick, black, sticky
mud an absurdly small rubber, with
its wrinkles holding the arch of a high
"Well!" he ejaculated, "here's luck!"
He felt ridiculously elated. So
pleased did he look, in fact, that a
friend Jostling him as he reached the
opposite sidewalk remarked hla satis
"Wheat gone up, Berenson?"
"No—rubber!" laughed Berenson.
And his friend walked off, wondering
■what there was in fishing footwear out
of the mire to make a fellow look so
"It was mighty muddy, , too!" he
This accusation could not be made
against It an hour later, cleansed and
polished to the highest possible degree
by the man who kept the shoestand in
the office building where Berenson bad
• suite. He took Ms prize upstairs,
And deposited it, wrapped in tissue pa-
Per, on the top of his desk.
Then he sauntered to the window
to look over at the skyscraper across
the way, where at a certain window,
in a certain tier, he had often seen a
certain head. It was a shapely head,
ringleted as close as a baby's with
sunny brown curls. Indeed, so fre
quently of late hud he gone to his own
casement to discover if that particu
lar bonnie head and rose-leaf face
were within range of his vision that
his business began to suffer from such
Not that Jack Berenson was bother-
Ing himself about business. During
those minutes he stood, absorbed in
day dreams, staring apparently at the
uninteresting wall of an uninteresting
building, he was thinking for the most
part how strange It was that he, who
had come gaily up the road of life,
heart whole and fancy free, until he
had reached his thirtieth milestone,
should all at once be beset by the
most chimerical hopes, the most fu
tile desires, the most glorious of cha
It was lunacy, he told himself —
stark, staring lunacy—that he should
go on his way with a bounding heart
and a feeling of the most senseless
exhilaration, Just because he had pass
ed a girlish figure on the sidewalk,
met the indifferent glance of violet,
black-lashed eyea, looking forth from
beneath a white brow, or caught the
faint, elusive perfume of her demure
garmeuts. And the worst of It was
that he could not bring himself to be
Indignant with himself for boiug such
"You like to be a fool!" he told him
self angrily, "You're hugging your fol
ly! And much good It will do you!
You've not got enough sense, Jack Be
renson, to last a crazy man till break
With which final shot he was apt to
break away from his vigil, return
sternly to his desk and plunge Into
work until —until he began to wonder
if she might have returned to her chair
in the window, or by any chance be
going out. Though whether out or In,
there had seemed slight chance of
making her acquaintance before Fate,
In the guise of a treacherous street
crossing, had placed a belonging of
hers in his possession.
But when he bad sallied forth with
his prize his courage almost failed
him. And when the elevator man let
him off at the eighth floor, as bidden,
it was an insane desire to make his im
mediate escape by way of the stair
case that overwhelmed him. But he
pulled himself together and went to
ward the suite of doctor's offices,
which he knew occupied that particu
lar angle of the big building. Some of
the physicians whose names were In
scribed on the tablet In the corridor
were friends of his.
"Hope I don't run into Norton, or
Schriener, or Maclntyre." he said.
"Hope I don't."
But he did —all three of them. They
and a few of their professional asso
ciates had met in the reception room
previous to attending a medical con
vention in a body. It seemed to poor
Berenson, standing helplessly In the
doorway with bis package In hla hand,
that the place was packed with eyee—
curious, inquisitive, mocking eyea!
But a few voices called out pleasant
ly enough, ' how d'ye do. Be
rensonr And Maclntyre came for
ward with a smile that made his ugly
countenance quite charming.
"Your—the young lady—" stammer
ed Jack. He held out the package
much us though It were a letter of In
troduction. "She lost this, and "
"Ob I see!!' The doctor turned hast
ily. "Miss Meredith!" he call id.
A girl—the girl—came from an ad
joining room. She looked lovelier than
over without her hat and coat. Her
soft, green gown fitted her as Its j
sheath tits a flower. And the pretty,
bewildered look in her eyes made
them look more than ever like violet
Berenson knew then how a man felt
who performs a deed of daring in the
"I was behind you this noon," he be
gan, "and when you lost thiß"
"Oh, thank you!" she interrupted,
comprehending at once, and taking the
offered bundle. "You were very kind
to bring It to me!"
"Vera," Maelntire said, "let me in
troduce to you Mr. Berenson. You
have often heard Alice mention him. I
am sure. Jack—this is Miss Meredith,
my wife's sister!" And then as they
bowed he went by way of explanation,
"Vera has been looking after callers
at the offl<M here during the last six
months. She would work —you know
what girla are!"
Jack didn't know, but he mentally
decided, to remain Ignorant no longer.
He would remedy his deficiencies in
this respect as Boon as possJble, at
least as far as this one bewitching
maiden was concerned. And he vowed
that he hnd never before gue&sed what
a thoroughly delightful chap Macln
tyre was until he heard the latter say
ing before he went off with his friends:
"Oh, I say, Berenson! Come to din
ner tomorrow night—quite informal,
you know. Six o'clock. Alice will be
mighty glad to see you!"
Jack looked doubtfully into the vio
There was a smile in them, though
the Hps were sweetly serious.
"I'll come!" promised Jack fervently.
He wrung his friend's hand vigorously
in the ardor of his friend^liip. "Lord,
yes, I'll come!"
And he said to himself as he strode
back to the office, with his head in a
whirl, that it might not be quite so
romantic to find a rubber in Chicago
mud as a slipper on a ballroom floor,
but that it has its—possibilities! It
would serve!— San Francisco OalL
"Holy" Katlroart In Canada.
In these days, when railways are
run for more for what there is In them
for a favored few than for the accom
modation of the general public, it may
be interesting to recall the fact that
there is right here in North America
n "holy railroad." This is a little Una
twenty-one miles long, from Quebec to
Ste. Anne I)e Beaupre. It Is sacred
because it claims to run "especially for
the accommodation of pilgrims," and,
above all, because at Its opening a few
years since it was formally blessed,
with all Its belongings, by Cardinal
Taschereau. Every Sunday the train*
are crowded by devotees in search of
the blessing of the good Saint Anne,
who is credited with the miraculous
power of healing, and on July 20,
Saint Anne's day, the road cannot ac
commodate the enormous crowds
which flock to her shrine.
Think of riding on a holy railroad!
But those who have traveled on It
know that they must not expect tho
comforts of paradise. It may be called
"holy," but It seems \o be run, none
the leas, with an eye to dividends. The
charges are high and the service poor.
—New York Time*.
We can't see much difference be-1
tween the average dress worn In a
kitchen and one that ha* beea through
a blackberry patch.
California Wo in Can Do Mint? Things
with Her P«t».
Miss Mabel Atlntns Aycr, of \\.V2'l
Clay strict, a prominent Sunshine Oltljj
worker and ti member of tlu> Forum
Club, has succeeded m training both
At first the idea scorns almost ab
surd, but If one inn see the way Miss
Aver handles her pets it seems the
most natural thing In the world. In
speaking of them today Miss Aycr
"Why, it doesn't seem at all strange
to me. They are just like any other
trained pet. They bare their likes and
dislikes, and they are really lovable
little things when you come to know
"The first thing that started mo to
studying them was when 1 was asked
to deliver a lecture before the Forum
Club, I chose for my subject 'Butter
flies and Rainbows, 1 and. wishing to
give something more than could be
learned from books, I went into the
garden and captured one or two of tlie
butterflies. The more I studied them,
the more I loved them, and now they
are almost like people to me.
"When I first get one I uncoil his
tongue and feed him with sugar and j
water, and the rest —why, 1 don't j
know; they .lust come to know me, I
that's ill. You know, Hie huterfly has
six legs, and the two front ones be
uses to wash his face and preen him
self, much as a cat would.
"They live on sugar and water. find
I always keep plenty of (lowers in the j
room for them. One big fellow, called
a 'Morning Cloak,' I was unable to do
anything with, lie seemed to have no |
affection. They are sensitive, and
nervous temperaments affect them el«
ways. Some of them are quite playful,
and two or three would run after and
try to Catch the end of a stickpin when
I drew it in front of them.
"One evening I wore several of them
on my shoulder as an ornament. Of
course, it was In my own home, but
they stayed on my gown all evening.
I "I have had In all over forty butter
flies, but, you know, they live only
three or four weeks, and most of them
' are dead now.
"No, I do not us« a net for catching
| them. 1 simply go out and pick them
up. I always breathe on them, and
that seems to warm them, and they
get bo they will fly all around me and
bathe or eat from my band."—San
The Cooky Jar.
My mother's got a cooky jar, a great big
An awful large nnd heavy thing, seems if
It weighed a ton.
It's got n lid that's crock'ry, ton, and has
a knob on top;
You take both hands to lift it off, for
j fear you'll let it drop.
It's In the kitchen closet, there, down
1 underneath the Shelf,
And if you're good she says thai you can
go nnd help yourself.
She keeps it solid, brimmin' full of
cookies nil the time,
And when a feller's hungry—say! well,
ain't those cookies prime!
And when the long vacation's here, or
on a holiday,
And you've been pi ay in 1 all forenoon as
hard ns you can play
At "hide-and-seek," or "three old eat,"
or marbles, like as not.
Till you're all tired and tuckered out and
I sort of starved nnd hot.
And dinner time seems if it was n whole
year off or more,
Why, then's the time you want to go to
that old closet door
And step in where it's dark nnd cool and
smells SO good Mini sweet,
And reach down in that cooky jar—nud
I eat and eat and eat.
And sometimes when I sit in school nnd
everything's so still
That you can hear the outdoor sounds,
the splashin 1 by the mill.
The rattle of a cart, or else a red wood'
While close around is quiet 'e'ept the
I sleepy, school; hum,
I think of that old closet shelf and oi
the jar beneath,
And how the cookies crack and crunch
between a feller's teeth,
And how tremendous good they taste, till
seems if, I declare!
I couldn't wait till school was out —but,
I when it is, I'm there.
A feller's mother always knows just
what is good for boys,
She ain't like aunts and other folks who
hate to hear a noise;
She understands a chap, she does, nnd
I knows Just how he feels
And that he has to eat a lot besides hit
She knows that school and playin' mak'-i
you have an appetite.
And that to wait and starve to death til.'
dinner time ain't right;
And so she put* the cooky jar beneath
the closet shelf
And fills it full of bully stuff— leU
( you help yourself.
—Saturday Evening Post
1 Almost KaveHdropping.
■ Among the public men In England i*
a well-known speaker whose remarks
are Inaudible twenty feet away, and
of him a wit Raid:
"No one admires Mr. X. more than
I do, but I always feel that I am tak
ing a liberty in bearing what he
If you want ease, got elected to *
Tnkft tomatoes which nr« not quits
ripe (the green one* are beat), wipe
with n cloth and take off tin- items;
put Into a preserving kettle, allowing
half a pound of white sugar for every
pound of fruit; slice one lemon for each
two pounds of fruit and add; boll until
thoroughly done and tho syrup Is thick;
do not put milch water at llrst. us it
can easily be added If necessary. This
is a most excellent preserve and tastes
a little like flgs.
siiro the stalks crosswise, cook in
united water with a few green onk>M
or ii illce or two Of old onion, a iitilt»
spinach or parsley, if at band, and add
butter the llie of n small egg; nib,
when tender, thrnu^ii a colander ami
return to the liquor; tliickon wills a
scant t:il>!i'sp(..)iii ul of (lour stirred Into
I two-thirds tencupfnl of cream and add
a t«»anpo mfiil of rugar, if Itked. 81
with tiny craeki'rs, bot and crisp from
?■ t raw lurry I'np.
Prepare ;i quart of hulled strawber
ries by cutting Hi; in in two. en refill ly
saving any of th ■ juice thai may come
from them. Sprinkle thickly with pow
dered lttg«r and the juice of two
oranges; add n small cupful of grated
pineapple and half a tenspoonful of
lemon juice. Place directly on tho Ice
for two hours before using. Serve in
slender sherbet glasses, garnished With
a star of sweetened whipped cream
Itu pern trice Frozen Pudding.
Boil a scant half cupful of rice in
milk and water, so that each grain will
be separate. This will make a cupful
of rice when boiled soft; then add half
a cupful of chopped preserved pine
npple. Whip half a pint of thick cream
with four tnblespoonfuls of powdered
■Ugttr, and when very stiff stir in light
ly the. rice and pineapple. Turn Into a
mold and quickly pack In Ice and Hall
for three hours.
Butter a porcelain baking dish, put
in the bottom a layer of bread cot la
very small pieces, then a layer of
cheese cut np equally small, dust with
salt and paprika (a mild red pepper),
udd another layer of bread and rhee«A
and Masoning; beat two eggs light and
add to a pint of milk, pour this over the
bread and cheese; bake for half an
hour in a moderate-oven.
Hire Ice Crt-iim.
Boil a tablcspoonful of rice In half a
pint of milk, but do not mash; put a
pint of milk on to boll, add the rice, the
beaten yolk of an egg and sugar to
taste; this? makes a nice custard, when
nearly cool, flavor to suit, freeze
In a mold and serve with a com
pote of fruit, oranges, berries, etc.,
around. A half cupful of shelled and
blanched almonds, pounded to a paste,
gives a delicate flavor.
l'.u!l< red C'rubfl.
Remove the meat from In rye hard-
BheJl crabs, cut it. up Kmall and mix
with l>r«'iid crumbs in equal quantity, a
little minced parsley, and season to
taste with suit and cayenne; pack into
the shells that have been well cleaned;
squeeze a little lemon juice over them,
cover with bread crambi nod bits of
butter and bake in a moderate oven
until nicely browned.
I Citron Cheeeecnkeit.
Roll near a quart of cream; when
cold, add the yolks of four eggs, well
beaten; boll this to a curd; blanch and
brat two ounces of almonds, about half
a dozen bitter; boat them with a little
ro«ewater; put nil together, with three
or four Naples biscuits, some citron,
tbred lino; sugar to taste; puff paste.
Butter the bread lightly, spread over
one slice 11 thick layer of olives cut
In small pieces with a little mayon
naise dressing spread over. Lay the
other slice of bread upon It and press
the slices firmly together. Trim off
the crusts and cut the sandwich into
A bed which creaks with ever/
movement of the sleeper may be si
lenced by removing the slat* and wrap
ping their ends In newspaper before
Seven pounds of fruit, three and one
half of sugar and a pint of vinegar Is
the standard proportion for all manner
of sweet pickling. The splicing may be
varied to suit the taste.
Strong alum water Is efficacious as a
vermin destroyer. Closets, wooden bed
steads and loose wainscoting In old
bouses which prove troublesome should
be brushed with this solution.
When a floor Is washed It should be
allowed to get perfectly dry before the
carpet la put down again. Carelessness
In this matter has much to do with the
prevalence of moths in some house*.