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CAK: ISAKKE.VL-. : MiSOLKL
c fepp.y Hollow j
I Wear Hunt
i 'By'fyfusaicUin fields.
"tJAPPY HOLLOW" was our hoir.e.
il an ideal little poet" vaiiev.
Thzg in the mountains of at
"Tennessee, and surrounded by spler.
trd mountain ranges. The name
"as ico?: appropriately given to
that hollow, which m's happy in
ai; as ic name, where, in com
pany with my boyhood boor, com
panion. Plato a great uirly brln-
!e fiTr dog. as true and fai-kful as
llunib brute ever have ha.' many
ixv':ir? boih renin and ramble
ir the days 'erg gone.
r,e morr::..' in the early fail of !-;!.
v. 'lie Plt.to aLd I were out for a rals
li: hunt in the upper end of the Hol
low. I had an experience . wide;: I am
in no dinger of forgetting. '.:r.t:l life
itself i forirotter. It was rny four
t bl.-thdav. and m father had
;i:e tr.at niorn.LS
. n a
.-:, d tre-asure in the form of a shot-
L"Ui-. I: was a sil..-le-barre!.
loader concern, and would d..;ibt'e
-".iisld. t, ,1 (r.;Uir antiquatr i bv
tr. .!.'.- this advanced i.se e.f the
bre. ch-h.-ader and the hammrrlr-s. At
ill e'. :s. i; was entirely uj to date
then, ii'd I am able to recall few
pr.;u., r. happier nif.a-er.ts of niy life
than wfctr. that fir. 1 have it yet
t:r-t ca7r.e into my possession. On the
lr.ori ": i; lt in question I hail it or, my
:".o:;ldt f. feeiin like a veritable Xa
;c'e:; Uor.apane g-dng 1 jrth to C :.-
.:'U-T t .
' T e
Tew . 1
d !' :
':i."s :r.it have heard the
i-vrr. f'-r. h :! t as he would,
"orild no: star' a sincle ere
Ti.ey v.e'e ordinarily plei ti-
weary with wa.kli.. 1 sat
r.e v;-ry fr.ot of the ircii!.':;::..
a. 'I an aim.-: ! rpej dlciil.
n.v head. Ju.-t to the rln'ht
? ti e dreaded "Uai Jrr Line"
::i.tain rani-t a rock, . 'nar
L.t trf Ten er it iT acr s ti'e
wlh htre and ". htre a caw
r a i. i: e ro.-k j i t -: : ir ':".
1 e rest the mour.-aii.-sid. -i
:r. tie lt i-r L'ura:i::"- if
. . or the- russet robes -t
- -"re'h of sterii.. nnt'ii.
1 "-e.l. raksd and t'larl: ?.
::r.v. i i n ::::i:r fa' - .
:. i : ; n:.'. :::" jl::s : "at !
v. re;.-..:, f..r. .at i ki
1 : .
tnat ." wu. ;.a; -ra.-.T
"!..-." there . r
1 eirn w .rse t!.l:
there. Mv mother
' - re t :
rtddder. :i:e ever to i: i
' the tn-.ur: t aii: . and id a- r"
t only from a dl:ai.ce.fU. I-
"hi-re urn.-, r the shad w of
"n la the .--.'. e - t .-. ..t ;: n.r s" d 1-
! v- half wlshlr
r. I was sudd, i .;.
trtest by a furd.-;
r up 1 l.e el!-: ai. .
v.. riiri-.T. A" :ir-:
1 had; never i.!. w
"i:a:.i'er Line" b;
b. ore. and s-
t for it. And .w
,ea:c: -;;, r-
Ic. a'neut il
:i; desire to
r co-ild have
.' r. d inv
li -;:ai a, r
! was i.:rnl: wl
:;ir.:.r:f "an eh
.-re. I reci
.i-.r: -and f.
it".". ; ,rl. i ce '
: - la the face o
has scored a pol
my new- "run. as et ui
: at a lifeless tarn'et. ard.
-:;aps it was only a .-i:lr-t.
mv thirst for adventure
Letter of me. and my deter
; t fellow Plato was lixed.
t: thinirto b decided upon wa-
iret there. I could teil from
that I'iato was a considerable
alr.ve n.e. and the helitht was
: ;; inaccessible. Kut I was
strotJ-r and actlie. as mountain
1 he nt
is ate apt to be: and I have so:ne
u: "hi-'tht that if a 1 -.-year-oid boy
ernilned to climb a sunbeam he
ild almost accomplish the task. The
iiift'inia'n-side was covered with small
u!t.'e-;-rriwth. and with the aid of this
rmired to make the asct CI. Hold
;he a"in with one hand, sloniy
!ab;.r;otisly I pulled mvc'f up
bush to bush with the other.
:lir-r niv course by the ceaseless
.' of Plato up above me. At the
. f about an hour of such to:!. I
d the top of the first bluff, where
w.hh of something" more than
hundre-d yards was a level ground.
hire to the foot of tne next biutl
w it h ro climbicif cow to do. it was
he w.:rk i f but a few moments to reach
("omlnp up to him I found lm sta
tioned at the end of a huge hollow lop.
ind bavins!" with more animation than
I had fver known him to do before. I
don't know why it was. but as I reached
his side Eomethic!r stopped me. as
thouc! a strong" hand had been laid
upon mv shoulder, and my mother's
warning" came into my mind. I turned
i.iv face toward home, and for one
moment my conscience twitted me and
mv rrso!ntion was weakened. But I
j. hook off the spell and stooped to look
into the hollow log. It wa a dark a
tisfct within, and I could dis::X)uis
nothing. I then went around to ths
other end. but found that there was
to hollow there. I beat upon tbe lot'
and listened, but no scund came forth,
save the echoes. I could think of nothing-
else to do. so I knelt dows. cocked
my g'in and pointed it into the log.
pulied the trigger and "bang!" rand
om on the mountain air. Instinctively
I sprang from the Ic?. and almost si
multaneously with the .-hot came ar.
answer from within, in the most sav
ge. th? most bio. d-curdllsg. hideous
sound. I thir.k. that I have ever heard,
and i.-t-o::. par. 3rd by a r.o:e r.f seram
olir.ff oat of the k . which tilled ilv
whole iieirir with frlsrht. I had tf-r
known Pl:'t: to run from any living
thins before, but he preceded n:e li
the !rht this time. A.- lone as it takes
t- tcil it. v.e were scarcely started whet:
c.jt of "he ios c.m.e tumblir.? a srreat.
f jrioi:s. i.nnirry bear, bearinir dwr
i::-cn D: like the shadow of an awi':
death. I can shut my eves now as I
w rite . f it. and fed i.e" shiver of frlt'ht
;;a ti.ro .i.'h me. a- I felt it at tr.c s.a'ht
of th-: i.locdtl.irsty beast, near.;. ;
vears .i';. n we d.;i:td. ai.i: i.ear.-r
brtilu ac.e. the bl ;. ! s-ra:ii:: -' lro.
j.' zv.LTy face, wnrrt : :.e t r !i: u
-u:. :.:.d tuket effect. Oc. or', a'.:
r.earrr. nearer, and je; nearer the
f.irlatrd creature behind us I And c:
-horrors! Tie brltk of the -.rra;
i.'.U:T was re j'-heu! S"raiL'ht :..w.
v.ard. v'.ita r; a tree. n t a fr.ei.:..;
i ush to aii me a descent .ii.it---s.o.-.
t . n with EtiU'le .c.sure anu i;r- att: .
Far flown bt-lr w iin- sir.iied the st ren-
;v of ii.-.-a
-,i;.--w. There Were
tl : sheep brows
re was the t.eur . .
,ie before the door.
v shai.e I had pr A-
the cows, tae i ..:
ii;e r,;iet:y. and
home wit!; ?Le :
under w h.se :r.e
ably rested a:.-l li-ter.e.i t.j -;.e n.i.-.-.
o: the mc.c-k:na' bir is fur the lust "":
And then mothe r's warnlr.2 came .;::
htf're use too late! .li.-t.nct a'.', re
To attempt a descent was o-rta;:.
.Ica'h. and di a" h ci; ;;.:!; a - cert a :r. v. a
just iN-hind n e. Kei.-adii ir my u:i
w a-. :.c.-.v cut uf the or.vsi )::. a'c. ha ; .t
not been the sh-t it carried were to-.
.-.m: !l to do more than further si.censt
mv ir..;rderr pii'--:' r.
l'c--.r old I'll.'., s- cower! - by
;;:y s- : treiabllri" and whir.li:-.' i T
.-..s".v. and in il :.:teriiess of :::y :
s:-..iri:.r i-ear" I
. ot dreatt
The s-:;.re-!.v u.
i was aim--- r a
?'-t tne stn :
id.-w '..r n: - f.
'.Vltl.lc t-':. i-e-
: ids ' ': ' :
; . ' -. 1 .
-. : .-I : viv
: :: r- .Lf. n 1
he a last fee;,
,y. Tl.- ,..w.r
'-.en. ;;.: o- se : '
Was.d. H '
c: e-: w :r.
.ii - i
1 1 .'..': T);i; AWi"! :.
i i:::ei- :ce.
Oa'd II! ve
-t i ai
Ti e striile was
rev ;. :
but I saw tnat al! was ..t
old brindle playmate, al..:
it could be b:it :i .p.
fev. !-c.ds before tie 1:.
i Id t urn -n n:e.
Tl re wa- a crash at ni."
. of a
ina' way f the earth!
on which ti.ey struc.
d;. ath e.a ! broker. !w
The L-rept rock
.el fe.r !it an.:
from its laoor-
i; z-. carrjirtir th- ntrliest "m-tir ar.d th
tn!dtst duL' 1 ever saw. crashing dowr
the awful precipice, to mutilation and
it was the middle of ti e a'terroo:!
when 1. a tired, weak, sirl ami repent
ant bo . reached hi me to receive the
b!c-si: cs and forgiveness id my f',nd
v. fiigiit.ned parens.
At the f..ot of that baVi cl;ff jus;
where he fell on trat lonely atitvtnn
dav in the ion ft no. you car fin.! row
unless impious hands have removed it
a st.ne slab on which is rudeiv chis
eled this inscription:
Sacred to thf Me-rnorv c?
Who Gave rii Lit-.- :o Save
Within a few feet of where lam writ
irc" now. snoozing snitgiy in the even
ing sunbeams. hero they jilay upon
the lioor through the opea window,
is a large and beautiful Maltese cat.
coiled up. in restful oblivion to all I
am w riting, on an immense bear skin,
the wearer of which came so near mak
ing an end of me. Country ientleman.
A CloKrd iarldent.
-Talking about the .Skipper's home."
began the lank boarder. "I "
"There, there!. Don't ring" in any
joke about the cheese." The landlady
looked fiercely. Svracuae Herald.
- r v ,-
9 ' 1 .-v
k 7 tj
Sure To. George "Do you thick
that vour father will consent to cur
j manna ce?" Ethel "Oh. yes! he Las
always humored my silliest wishea.
i Brooklyn Life.
Lacy of the House "I'll give you a
square m.eai if you'll shake tLi carpet."
j rramp -'"Madam, you'll have to excuse
me. I never shake anything but work.
I Christian Work.
J Dyed in the Wool. Brown "Smith
is a crank, isn't he?" Jcr.es "A crank?
Why. if he should ever find that, he
wasn't in a minoritv he'd chani'e his
' opinions at once!" Puck.
' '"You say the question is not whether
' he wiil marry her?" "Not if you wish
' to be technically correct. The ques
, lion is whether she will let him es
cape." Chicago Evening Post,
j Dolly "I noticed in the paper that
the Fiitpincs have neither knives r.or
spoons nt their tables." C'holly "lira
clous! Iv- tl.iy have nothing to tat
tut pie! " it.ilianapolis Journal.
"What sort of :; table do they set Et
jottr hoi:.-: ?" asked the prospective
boarder. "Table of waits and meas
ures." .-a d Ashury Peppers, in reply.
. " The ilr.-t long s:;d the latter short."
The b.t her "I nm sure you would
liarn to lew my children." Nurs-;-
"What w:.-. doyou pay?" The Moth
er "Eighteen pounds a war." Nurse
"I am afraid, ma'am. I could only be
sffoctiottate v. itli them nt that j rice."
Glasgow C Itlen.
"They tay the new one-dcllar "tills
arc 'T.- v to cct!i tcr;'- :t." sr. id th-? n ar.
with the growl, r. "No: without a sam
ple." ts.-e rted the man v. 1th the nickel
and the per.rv w jth a hrle ir. it. Sctn.1-
times, ar. easy jo
o; a willing ma
bevond t ho reach
THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN.
Target TmininE or Oar JaeUirs ;n
Proparntion tor ilie War
tltrtv c the d. -tr'ictir n ot
lie Maine. the harbor o; Havana, on
February !. cur naal for..- in set;t!:
vm waters lad 1-een plue-e-1 partially
ptis i war ' o-lng. It v. as not by any
rr.ear.s that war was crsldere-d ice.it
ible. n the c:.r.tr:.ry. it wa.- tious.-'.:'.
that tv-t: -1 ."."".I ' c-urt of ino'd.-y
decide- t :.::. the Main-; ht-i bit u reach -erously
d.-str- ted. sir. v.-il I r.c.et
nil r-.2---rable cl. ;r;ar..lst bttt the s'a-
;. - '..- v..l"::.bb- t" r. - : ar-' i;r-.r-
' c r -"
. ar.d :t w .:.c:.
d. It cr..--:.'-v
'r-- r; larc.
' ' f "" i'-rv' ; r
1 r if :.?..y '".:rr.t-
:t i- d:v- .-" Torf:rr.s r r ' K'-v "
"... - T-'
' ni etc .a ; . t. sr. " w.
a'-. - t . : - .-.- :-
t :r;! ir cr r.ran
jiff "" df r ir. s-r.al!
!r.?th -fltry r.'t-rt r-rrs.
-r rt rli rk which rrr.ke s
swift r.t -i tirrllde d-'s-ru-""l r. : Cf-r-ve-a's
:!.. I.-. t:'. . A. S'r.ut.t.-r. ir
". here I I.tiokeel I p To.
The parents word is rdways law ir.
Japan, and perhaps this aecv..r"- for
the sweetness an! g-r.t'.f ress :.f the
Japanese chr.racer. The .Tapar.c-e are
inherently an o'oe.lient pecple. The
eld aiwavs take precedence of the
', jenr-jr in all things. An er.g-r. 5m
petucu? young man. h he ever .- bril
Far.t ar.d clever, is not ;tc:ed in
.Tcpar. to have the reason, the wisdom
Lrd the foresight of an oh! man. There
I fore the old man oin.es first always.
A- a result, there is. perhaps, more
general happiness in Japan than, any
where else in the wcrhl. One might
imagine that where duty is carried to
. the extent it is in Japan the l. .tural
love is not sn much in evidence I mean
i the actual atfectien, rather than the
; mere duty, of a child to its parent. On
the er-r.trary. the natural bonj of af
fection between parents ar.d children
i nowhere so wonderful as in Japan.
I Xo matter how unkind, unjust crevrn
j wicked the parent may he. cr how de
praved, the child invariably cllnrs to
that parent, even though, as is often
the cas?. its own nature be finer.
Onoto Watanna. in Ladies" Eome Jour-
The game had not proceeded far
Jtdhen Mr. Schmitt called.
"Vhat yon gott?" he inquired, with
"Azes." replied Mr. Duckelspiel.
"How many ees der?"
"Der goot. I t'ought dat yon Thus
p!u Si -'."Detroit Free Press.
The lieutenant jorertaor of Sonth
Caroilsa wears a purple robe of oiSee
when presid-rtfr cvrr the senate. Chi
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
The United Presbyterians have 13,-
000 Sunday school oficers and teachers.
Connecticut has 25 circles of King"
Daughters with a membership of 3.3.H.
The churches of the Cnited States
have taken I.CcO Chinese into member
ship. Canada hr.s ST.CcO Epworth League
members, who have undertaken the
support of til missionaries.
More than 10.000.GOO is spent in
support of the churches in the United
States, and il :.0-J.0i)O in maintaining
The ccmniittee on schools of the Buf
falo board of aldermen hr.s reconsid
ered its recommendation in favor ol
teaching i'clish to the 3.XK i'clish chil
dren in that city.
Sabnticr finely said that "the secret
of the future cf a nice is hid in itsre
ligirn." Herein is the hopefulness o!
Christianity that the future belongs
to it. and that nations which make il
tb; Ir rcllglc:. v. ill be the nations of the
The circulation of the Bible in Bus
sia has lately been much increased. and
ihe government has giver, colporteur;
fne passage for themselves ar.d theii
bcohs on government railroads ar.d
steam- r.-. Private companies have nl.-
shown like favors.
The Brick Presbyterian church ir
Xevv Ytrk is the most ir.rtue r.tial and
largest ecrtribu'irg Presbytericr.
church ir. the country. Last year the
total rec-ip-s were $14l,.vi. Of this
a:u; ur.t . - ' was given to 1 er.cvok r.t
at:d missionary objects and '."'t w a.
e:;t t ml. d for the support o; the church
which includes two mission churches
Dr. Henry Van Byhe Is paster.
The 1. gal contest l-tv.ecn Yale ci 1
am! the city of Xew Hr.vt r. has
1 - -.it settled "ny the decision c f the Con
necticut supreme court, which strikes
from the tax list all the items tf the
property cf ti e university addi d by the
assessors, with a few exception. This
means that Yaie will not be called on
to pr.y annual taxes amotintli g per
haps to sdt".i ' ' which would have beer
assessed on her.
FRENCH CAVE DWELLERS
How Thej- ItSlize the Formation In.
tier ini-arJn In Their
There Is often v ry valuable vineyard
1-r.d 1:. France that has to be wLlleii
ruund an! eve-rv j.ortLn e-conotnized
What is done is this: TLet-wtur dig
ojarry i:. the surface: this f .; rn-.i
a .- ..r e f p:t. a -."ci-ss.o.e cn or.e s.de. ti.e
sandstone taken frcn; this bcir. -e:;
t .- or: rr.
I. ".'. s i f .
A v rv
extr. r.e 1
.allt v . ' the 1! re. at tl s
.it of the der.ar::r..-.tofth-Jt
Al - u: a kl!t m-ter from the
i ill. ge. ah.rg ti e side t f she railway
:.:: ni::;. -v ;.s s;.b:errare:.:i 1 ablta
:i :.s it; thn e stories, with platforms
-.:. .re tl;- which are Inri.t'.nta'.
i ;: si v.i-:.-:b ilne.lini' ..f "1 c ..v. ne-s
w hh-h :
c tv i r
the hill GWri.fad. K".:" tl.-'s-. Ireyartis
iaib d and "l.e dwelllra's uir aljat:
''ti '. i:r.3,-,-r, aft r .'dr abard .n-n:-
rt it was .ore n:ar a; ti:::t - tor the
vill-.a rs tr re.-'-rt to them f..r '"rink
it.g a..d dan.-lng hou's. This tradition
atlnue .-till in .' rce. and on Easter
"!':: s. lay t!.i -" cave divellirgs ar. vls
i". d and thi re is ate rryroaklt.ir ir thtr.i.
i'e" v. u t he civ. s at r re t itr.e -iv lit
tle taverrs ha-1 been erected, in:; 'hese
also fed! into rul:: s .rr.-- i r r 1 j ear
The dweller in caves in Fra-'e have
i very ingenious m. thed of preservira
from camp such thiues as are liable to
ir j :r by contact with th- walls. They
suspend thorn from thereof ir. baskets.
indeed, all clothing i si
Lit tie hobs like ir.vertc .! b.-t :!ps are cut
i- the rock, then a stick with a piece
cf strir attached the middle is
thrust throtigii the small orif.ee. the
strirg is drawn tight and the stick
lies athwart the cpenirs. To this they
hang what they nee.! tc keep dry. There
is certainly one advantage in these
subterranean dweilir.s they are de
llcicusly ceo! in summer and are warm
in winter. The pecple of the district
greatly prefer them to ordinary houses,
and they do not seem to he unhealthy.
-San Francisco Chroni.de.
Tbnt Deceitful Telephone.
A w oman who has been a victim of in
digestion, and is kept to dv speptics" diet
most of the time was recently invited
:o a dinner, which she was anxious to
She went to her telephone, and. trust
rg to a somewhat unreliable memory.
! e asked to lie connected by the ever
ibligicg "central" with telephone 2.334.
A'hen the connection, had been made
-he began her plaintive query without
mv prefaratorv: "Is that you. dec
or?" "I want very much to go t a little
ilnr.er to-morrow night." slir began,
npidly. "and do you think it would
.iirt me if I ate just a taste of soup,
md perhaps a little fish.'or the least
rifle of game, and a bit of salad or ice?
I really thick my stomach "
Here she was interrupted by a voice
rom the other end of the wire.
"Madam." it said, coldly, "eat wht
ver you pleas. This is the Meteor
lubber company." Youth's Com paeon.
PHI Fit 11
The Piesident of the French Re
public Succumbs to an At
tack of Apoplexy.
AFTER AN ILLNESS OF THREE HOURS.
The I sabers of the Cab net and Presi
dent of Senate, and Chamber. Prefects
and Other Prominent Officials Sum
moned to the El 7 see Biographical
Sketch of tue Ureat Man's Life.
Paris, Feb. IT. M. Felix Faure, pres
ident of the republic of France, died
at ten o'clock last night, after an ill
ness of three hours, of apoplexy.
It had been known for some time
that his heart was weak, but the first
intimation that he was sick was given
at half-past six o'clock yesterday af
ternoon, when a message was dis
patched to the premier. M. Dupuy, an
nouncing that the president was ii..
M. Dupuy immediately repaired to the
Ali medical efforts proved futile, and
the president died on tbe stroke of ten.
The dag on the Eiysee was imedi
ately lowered to half-mast, and thj
news was dispatched to all the otScers
and members of the cabinet. (Jen.
Zurlinden. military governor of Paris,
the grand chancellor of the legion ol
honor, the prefect of the Seiue, the
prefect of the police of Paris, and thi
presidents of the innate and chamber
of deputies promptly arrived at the
The report sprer-d rapidly through
the city, and large crowd soon assem
bled in the vicinity of ttie palace.
i'intt Aiuiounrrmetil of Hi Illi.es.
About six o'clock M. Faure. who was
then in his study, went to the door of
the room of M. Le Gall, his private
secretary, which is contiguous to the
study, and said:
'"I do not feel we!!. Come to mc."
M. Le Gail immediately went to tho
president's aid, led him to a sofa and
called Gen. P.ailloud. general secretary
of the president's household. M. Ulon
cel. under private secretary, and Dr.
Humbert, who happened to be at tho
Eiysee attending a relative.
The president's condition did not ap
pear dangerous-, but Pr. Humbert, on
1 1 rceivir.g that he was rapidly getting
w.-rse. telephoned f-r Dr. Lanne
l.i aa-'e and Dr. -Shcv.rht. who arrived
v itii M. I.".puy. and were joined later
by Dr. licrgt-rey.
Hi.- FjiiSy YVi-re liiiorni-.! f.f the I n-s--!.-!.
t ( .iii.titi.it;.
ThottL'L M. Faure still retained con
s. li f.siiess. ti e doctors ;r;:i recognized
taat the e.i.-e was hopelcs. It was
not until eight o'clock that the lueu.
irs of the family were in formed of
the real state of aiTairs. They then
c..:.:e to the sofa, where the president
lay. Soon a:t.-r he Wgan to iose un
sciousiiess. and despite all efforts, ex
pireel at ten. in the presence of the
family and M. Dupuy.
!. Dupuy communicated- the sad in
telligence to M. Loubet. prisident cf
the senate: M. Paul IK-schanel. presi
dent e-f the chamber of deputies: the.'
member.- of the cabinet and other high
fi nctii.nanes.after widen r.e ainiresserj
the following dispatch to ail prefects
o:;d subprefects in France:
'"I have the sad ta.-k to announce t.
you the death of the pr -sbient. which
occurred at ten o'clock this evening
as the result of an apopietic stroke.
Take the necessary measures to in
firm the p opulation immediately of
the moumiiiir That has fallen upon the
re-public. Tiie government depend
iij on your active vigilance at this pain
It was not until 11 o'cl.wk that the
news be-:m to Ik come known to ths'
general public in Paris. From this
lime 1 ea'an a continuous arrival of
public men. Strict orders, however,
were issued, ami only memliers of the
tabinet were admitte-d to the Eiysee.
I1IOOK tl-llll AI
Stretch of tbe Life and Arrompiinhlueat
f.f th Ltr I'rrftidvnt t'aure.
Francois Felix Faure, sixth president of
the ir.ir.i re;.iii.ic e.f France:, was lra
January -.. isL in Paris, and was me.
&.n of a catinei-maker.
lie was eiiacaleii nt a private commer
cial school, and was then sent to Knglaml
iur twe. ye-ars to learn the lanituae anj
l' become ue.iuaint.-.l with Kniilisn metn
ceis f busine ss, on his return to Franca
be went I'J Amb'-ise. and mastered the
business e.f a currier.
W hen quite youmr he married the
dauaater of M. Benuot. an attorney
Amie.ise. Almost immediately afterward
be settled at Havre as a commission mer
chant; and he soon became a leading saip
The better to tit himself for the dis
cr.nrne of his new public duties he prac
ticed public speaking by lecturing on his
tery in an ever.irur class for adulis.
He became pre-siiie-nt of the Havre
chamber of commerce, and during thi
franco-Prussian war held the office of
deputy mayor of the city. In these troub
lous times he was also captaii, Jl tue
m'.oiles .'I tne &.-m i...erir. m w'ni.-a
capacity he took part ir. the skirmishes
n.ir Havre, being recommended by Ad
miral Al'.uchey for the leeion of honor.
He greatly distinguished himself the
promptness with which, at the head of
volunteer firemen, organized by himself,
he exunmiished the conflagrations started
at Havre ty the Communards. In doinir
this he was slightly wounded by a shell.
During the war Gambetta sent him to
England to buy arms for the Franco
Tireurs and mobiles. He was deprived of
h's deputy mayoralty by the Brogli cab
inet in ls'4, but he compensated himself
fur the loss of office by declaring bis in
tention to promote educational and char
Ia August. lvl. he offered niraself as a
republican candidate for parliament in
the third district of Havre, and was elect
ed. He was appointed under secretary of
state for the colonies under the Gatnbetta
administration, formed in November of
that vear. and held the same office in
the ministries of M. Jules Ferry OsS), M.
Brisron ;1 and M. Tirard ls87).
In Mai. ItsSl. he became minister of ma
rine In M Dupuy's cabinet, and was ap
pointed vi--presldent of the chamber of
deputios. a position to which he was ser
raj Hues (lee lad. Nalurmilv kua rwai-
ness pceittoa maele h!m an authority am
shipping, commercial and colonial ques
tions, aud during these years he compiled
a valuable work on the "Compaxaiiv
Budgets of European States."
On the retirement of M. Casinur-Perter.
who resigned the presidency January IS.
lsS6. he was chosen president by vote
as a train t n given to Henri Brtsson. to
election taking place January 17. It.
All who time Into contact with him
have described him as extremely winning
In character as well as to appearance.
His presence was finer than that of an
of his predecessors in the presidency ef
the third republic. BlacSc eyebrows and
moustache contrasted with snowy, clos
cut hair, his features were finely snapeej.
the Astir tall and well-knit, the eyes well
set and serious.
In lSSC M. Faure went to St- Petersburx
to return the visit of Emperor Nichola-.
and while there the definite announce
ment of the treaty of alliance between
France and Russia was made. He filll
manv important public offices, but in the
midst of almost general corruption ba
Created a Profaaad ImpressWaa and Grsmk
London. Feb. 17. In the lobbies of
the house of commons the news of the
death of President Faure made a pro
found impression, and the greatest
anxiety was expressed as to its possi
ble consequences in the present ex
cited state of France.
The Kedmondites immediately called
a meeting, and adopted a resolution of
sympathy with the French nation,
"the ancient friend and ally of Ire
land." The resolution was telegraphed
to the FTench government.
M. Cambon. the French ambassador,
had already retired for the night when
the news was broken to him. He ex
pressed the greatest surprise and sor
NO STATION CEDED.
lias "9 Knowledge of Oman Cedlnf; a
Coaling Station or Harbor to
London. Feb. 17. In the house of
commons yesterday, replying, to a
question on the subject. Kt. Hon. YP1
iam St. John Broderick, under secre
tary of state for foreign affairs, said
that so far as her majesty's govern
ment knew the sultan of Oman had
not ceded nor was he about to cede t-
France a coaling station or harbor on
the coast of Oman.
A Case of Jucclioc with Words.
London. Feb. 17. Inquiry made in
official circles here shows that the un
der secretary of state for foreign af
fairs appears to have been juggling
with words in the house cf commons
yesterday when he answered the ques
tion re garding France and Oman. As
a matter of fact the s-'dtan of Oman
a'lowed France to establish a coalin-;
station on his coast a month ago. Al
though perhaps there has been no
lease or no cession of territory.
The otTicials here also say the wor l
"ultimatum." in the dispatch front
P.ombay yesterday referring to Oma'-.
is "too stroncr. It is understood thnt
the r.ritish "note" informed the sultan
that "if he favored other nations, th?
P.ritish subsidy of .'i (4i.000)
would be str jipcd."
WANT OUR FRIENDSHIP.
Hut John P.all Th.nk. i lie ite.t Way to
Secure It 14 to Mand for His
London. Feb. IT. The St. .Tamps Ga
zette yesterday afternoon, comment
ing upon the report that the work of
the joint Amerie-an-P.ritish-CanadiaTi
high commission may have no practi
cal result, thinks it is not altogether
a bad thing that the deliberations of
the Anglo-American commission at
Washington have reached a highly
critical stare, or even that there i?
talk of danger that they will h
broken off for a time, and says: "
wish for the friendship of the Ur.ite-l
Stales: but we can not have it at the
price of the sacrifice of the interest",
of Canada. Kxp-'-rience of over a cen
tury has taught us that surrender and
backing out is not the war to win
friendship, or even respect."
YOUNG JESSE JAMES.
The Case As-tlnvt Him f.ir Trtiit Knhbery
Called at Kautas City fur tbe
Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 17. For t'nr
third time, the case of young Jesse;
James, charged with complicity in ths
robbing cf a Missouri Pacific passen
ger train at Leeds. September last,
was called in the criminal court ye-i-terelay.
The question of the jury will
be fought bitterly by loth sides. A
greater part of the trial, it is expected,
will be consumed in try ing to impeaoli
witnesses, of whom there are a large
number. Frank James, the noted
bandit and un.-le of th acused. will
attend the trial.
Pill Kran. a member of the old Jesse
James gang, and John Kennedy, both
now in jail at Springfield. Mo., charged
with robbing a Memphis train, are also
implicated in the Leeds hold-up.
A Slember of the I no Im I lie City Council
Indicted by the Grand
Louisville. Ky.. Feb. 17. The grand
jury yesterday returned an indictment
acainst Councilman Charles F Cimiot
ti. chariring him with soliciting a
bribe. Cimiotti recently figured a
prosecuting witness in a case of al
leged conspiracy to bribe, which, it de
veloped, was an attempt on the part of
some newspaper men to "ork up ma
terial for a local political sensation.
In the course of this trial testimony
was adduced to the effect that about
a year ago Cimiotti. while a member
of a special committee appointed to in
vestigate telephone rates, had ap
proached the manager of the tele
phone company and had asked him to
either lend him $100 or indorse h'.n
note for that amount. On this the in
dictment was found. An effort is un
der way to expel Cimiotti.
Boston, Feb. 17. F. E. Taft, of Xew
buryport, died suddenly while sittiur
at table at tbe Home Market club
banquet last night.
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