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PotilUhml Kvrrr Frlttar Stornlas.
TILLMAN A I'lUCK. Proprietors.
Child thoush I nm of an elusive race,
Yet subtle la yuur human thuusht
And now o build tnc bridge o'er the fpaco
That uise would drown juur speech,
tty paths ye point iilons the void I go
To do your will with feet that never tire;
Love's charmed cadence, musical und low,
Silica down tne slender lie.
And then, the messenger of dull ilespalr,
I lift u word that chills nm with Us weight,
Or berpuit tongues come Musing thro' the
And 1 am hot with hate.
Sometimes a creeling lilts to match the
Or one who wnlts from nil his kind apart,
ii then ncrnss a continent 1 speed
To move n. nation's heart,
The very deep jour rlever cables span,
Ko round and round this little globe 1 run
To bring man nearer to h!s brother man
And make the nations cm .
I nm; yet what I am has no man lenrned
A spirit, winded and shod with silver
Ve seek my face, and In! I have returned
' 'r,. I r i I
Of old In vU'on did the poet-seers
Discern tin- .shadow of a thlnit to be,
They km w and named mo for the coming
I still am Mercury.
-Alice Lena Cole-, In Youth's Companion.
By DENNET MUSSON
OjijlUUt, IIW3, by Dally Btorjr l'ill. Cm.)
MAJ. FITZOIItiiON' sal on the ver
anda of his hotuo In the little city
ot ilraytou, In central New York, ami
watched a largo steam roller which
rumbled ponderously and complaining
ly over the; unoffending rnaradam of tins
broad, tno-lined avenue. This roller
typlllod tho manner In which tlx; major,
bIiico his emigration from (leorgia, .'!()
years before, had walked rough-shod
over the complaisant. Inhabitants of
H ray ton.
The major's Ioie for the south wan
coupled with un enterprise; which
seemingly at variance, with the southern
c haracter had enabled him to dominate,
tho small northern city commercially.
The great factory which bore his name,
and employed 500 workers, entitled hltn
to bo considered n magnate.
Fatici fill comparisons were far from the
major's mind as he watched the roller
dofllo the crisp May nlr with pulTs of
snoly smoke. The Iclous twist with
which he lingered Ills Imperial Indicated
something serious in his thoughts.
The twist increased in violence as a
handsome young man stepped briskly
through the front Kate and along the
path which led to the veranda. The
major rose with exaggerated courtesy.
"(lood morning, Mr. IngMIs," lie said.
"I have ventured to" began the
"Permit me to offer you pome re
freshment, sir." the major interrupted,
"DID VOf, OK DID YOr NOT, BAY
THAT I MUST UK AN IMI'OHTOIt?"
lrluglng a hand bell, to which au old
"Thank you, I" Ingalls hesitated a
'tho major's steely blue eyoH fixed htm
piercingly "I don't care If I do," he con
cluded, lamely and colloquially.
When the servant returned and set
out a decanter, a carafe, anil glosses, and
the preliminary courtesies of greeting
were over, the most uncomfortable halt
hour in Frank Ingall'3 -i years of life
The major's only daughter, Helen, was
tho subject of the Interview, and al
though the old man knew that someday
he must lose a girl of her beauty and at
tractiveness, ho did not propos to give
her up to a man for whom ho entertained
small regard, and principal cause of
this lack of esteem whoso father had
accompanied Lien. She! man on his
march to the sea.
When tho Interview had passed from
formality to Inclslvencss, then from heat
to recrimination, the major rose and
faced his gurst.
"Did you, or did you not, say, sir, that
I must bo an Impostor, because there
was no surviving o Ulcer of the coaled
oxacy under the rank of colonel?" ho de
manded, with dynamic politeness,
"r:i ay younger uays, before I knew
and loved Helen, I may have madeEomo
Htich foolish rcninrk," Frank replied,
angrily, "but I apologize for It now.
Not on your account, but on my own,"
he milled, as the major smiled con
temptuously. "As for your daughter,
allow me to tell you that she Is a north
ern woman by birth, sympathy and tem
pcrnmeut, and t shr.ll marry her In spite
of you," With which explosive state
ment, Ingalls stalked nngrlly from tho
yard, and the major, who liked an out
spoken foe, followed him with a look in
which resentment and admiration were
For the two days that followed, the
manner in which MaJ, Fitzglbbon con
ducted a lnrgo manufacturing business
and frustrated the attempted meetings
between Helen and Frnnk showed a pre
science that was almost uncanny. Ilia
daughter's open dcflnnce had rather
aroused his regard, although ho de
nounced It as tinllllal and unsouthern.
On the third day, after tho interview
the young people contrived a clandestine
meeting. Helen arranged to slip from
her window that night, and repair with
Frank lothehoiiseof the t'uitarlan min
ister,, wno, jn addition to uelhg a man
of spirit and Independence, was Frank's
At midnight Frank waited under a cer
tain window In tiie Flf.glhbons' house
tilitli Helen appeared, clad in a blue trav
eling dress and an air of caution, and
the moon obligingly retired behind a
cloud while the couple went toward the
As they reached the sidewalk there.
was a craslr behind them of another win
dow being Hung violently open, and a
crunching sound as two square-toed
hoots landed In a gravel path. Ingalls
glanced hnck as he hurried the trembling
Helen toward the main street, and the
approaching boots ground the gravel om
inously. As Frank again turned his eyes for
ward a huge, ghostly object loomed be
fore him In the road. It war, the steam
roller, covered by an enormous rubber
cloth. Dashing to It, Frank pulled up
the rubber cloth, lifted Helen Into the
cab of the machine climbed In himself,
and the folds of the cover hail barely
settled in place when Maj. Fitzglbbon
clattered by, In futile pursuit.
As the pair drew a few breaths of re
lief, tinctured with the odor of machine
oil and coal gas, a responding sigh came
from the Inky darkness. This was fol
lowed by a slow grunt, then a wilee of
"What ye want?" It demanded.
"Why, there's someone here!" Helen
" 'Course ther' Is. What " continued
"Sh!" whlfperrd Frank. "Who are
"P.I1I Dustan, the engineer. Who are
As the man rose from the narrow seat
on which lie had been curled up asleep,
SHIPS TO CARRY OWN MODELS.
American Uiir Vesseln Mny IIimo on
IliKiril Miniature V.i'lotima
of Tlii'iiifcol t en.
It U probable that in a hhort time
every ship in I he navy will havo 'i
model of herself on board. It U known
ha a i.upplemoutary plan or skeleton
model. The ships of the Herman navy
have them. At present even oflleers
sometimes have no clear conception of
the construction of the hidden purls of
the wssels. The only ship that now
has a skeleton ot herself aboard Is tho
turret ship Monterey, commanded by
Coniniundir V. H. lleehler, who was a
naval uttachn at Ilerlln for several
years. He Is perhaps host known to the
public by the fact that the kaiser used to
call him "Hill."
lleehler became Imbued with the (ier
man Ideas while ho was at Hctllu, and
whin he was sent to the Astatic fleet to
command the Monterey he could not
rest until lie had provided his cralt
with a skeleton model. He hired Chi
nese carpenters, and for two months
they tolled fashioning a model of the
Monterey to n scale of a quarter of nn
Inch to the foot. The model can bo tak
en apart, nnd tho men serving on the
Monterey can look under the boilers at
any time instead of having to wait un
til tho tires an drawn, TIiIb fact alone
has saved more than the coat ot the
By means of the toy ship the warrant
machinists wore able to decide that a new
set of boilers of a different type could bo
put In. Otherwise the question would
have had to be referred to the bureau
of steam engineering in this city, and a
month would havp Uh'ti lost. The model
has been found to be of Invaluable bene
fit In training the men for collision nnd
Are emergencies. The Chinese carpen
ters charged only 1110 for tho work.
When Charles Daniels, composer of
"Hiawatha," received a check for 910,
000 from his publishers a year ago he
was In St. I.oulii and tho very same
night ho played the piano for a dance
at Fraternal hall on Franklin nvenue.
Tho only extravagance ho Indulged In
was to hire a carriage to take him
home after his night' arduous labors.
Knllrelv Proper Tlir-n,
FlgK You havo seen Jones' wife, what
is sho like? Should you call her pretty?
Fogg I might if ! vcre talking to
Jones. Stray Stories.
the tiny cab wan filled to ovcrftov.In
with faint scent of nlcohnl which atig-
g'stcd a reason for his prrrenee.
Frank laid a friendly hand on tho
ahoultlcr of Hill Diwtnn's coat and hastily
told his story, while his mind worked
rapidly in anothrr direction. Ills other
hand crept into one of his pockets, ntid
when It was extended to Hill It contained
a bank note, '
"You have ft fire?" Frank asked, as the
engineer fingered tho pioney,
"Keep 'er up a little," answered tho
"Can you run the roller with It?"
Hill grinned appreciatively In the
darkness. "Soon fix It so 1 kin," he until.
"Hut It will innko nn awful hoIeo," ob
jected Helen, on whom thesltuatlon was
"I kin run 'er kind er slow an' quiet,"
Bill said, hopefully.
"Besides, jour father Is probably stir
ring up the police find the railroad peo
ple, and ho won't be back soon," Frnnk
said to Helen, "It Isn't likely that ho
noticed this machine, and If he sees It
anywhere else he won't dream that we
an; In It."
Hill Dustan lighted a lantern, casting
a dim glow on a complication of wheels,
levers and valves; attended to the fire,
and In a few minutes Hie roller was In
motion. The engineer lifted the forward
part of the rubber cloth, protruded his
bond and steered the machine to the Uni
tarian minister's house.
Hven a magnate may not annul a mar
riage, and Helen anil Frank departed
for their honeymoon, leaving the major
a prey to gloomy emotions, which they
wisely forebore to Interrupt for two
weeks. During that time the love and
sympathy Helen had for her father sug
gested the best course for a reconcilia
tion. "He llki's netlons that nre bold and
straightforward," she said to I rank.
Anil the major got what he liked, for
one morning, early In June, when he
was again seated on his veranda, rend
ing his paper before starting for his fac
tory, he was arousrd by a noise in tho
An enormous steam rollerttirned Innt
the major's gate nnd moved ponderously
along the driveway. At the throttle was
Dill Dustan, and behind him, on the nnr
row seat of the machine, were Helen and
Frank. From all parts of tho roller Hut
tered streamers and bows of bridal rib
After gazing fixedly at Hie shy but
confident couple, nnd at the abashed en
gineer, MaJ. Fit '.gibbon glanced back at
his house, In which he had spent a lonely
fortnight, and stroked his Imperial with
a soft, caressing movement. Then ho
walked slowly to (he machine, lifted his
nrms, and Helen leaped lightly Into
As Frnnk alighted and smilingly
watched this scene. HIM Dustan turned
the steam roller, which, with a triumph
ant toot of Its stnnll whistle, rumbled
ROUGH DANCES MUST GO.
" Vnlr i III! .' mill "Mnrvnrtl Dip1
Art llrlil ttiMri! Iij l'ntiViNiii'
of (In TarpNlrliiriiiii Arl.
Football tactics of the ballroom floor
must stop. No more "Vale glldis" or
"Harvard dips or distorted attempts
to tread a measure in two-four lime
when the music calls for three beats In
the bar. Kuril is tho ultimatum of the
American Society of I'rofesiiorsof Danc
ing. War lias been declared by tho pro
fessors on what they call the Invasion
of their special Held by college students.
Dancing a two-step to waltz time and
the grotesque positions assumed by tho
dancrs are the evil ? attributed to tho
college fads that have vitiated the pub
"Some of thete students," said a
prominent professor, "Invent a serifs
of simian contortions or football tactics
and call It tho 'Ynle glide' or the
'Harvard dip,' or sumo other abom
ination Willi a collrgo name to It. The
pnbllc thinks It Is all right because the
college men "do It. Now wo want to
stop all this and bring dancing back to
tho old style, when a graceful carriage
enabled tho dancrrs to express the
beauty of motion to music. The foot
ball rush type of dancing Is ndtegracc.
"The majority of people now seem
to dance tho two-step to waltz music."
added Prof. Dnenzeg. "This is not right.
The two-step is easier to teach, as It Is
common time, hut dancing It to wait 4
music Is not a correct movement."
Faultfinding Customer Those eggs
are a week old, to my certain knowledge,
anil yet you've kept that sign "Fresh
Kggs" sticking up In the banket all that
Grocer's Clerk ( righteously Indignant)
You're mistaken, ma'am. I change
that sign overy morning. Chicago Trib
une, lit I'lnee In (lift World.
A true man uowr frets about bit
place In tho world, but just slides Into
It by the gravitation ot his r.aturo and
swings there as easily as u star, H. II.
No llaumm .salem Titer.
In Holland, Jiolglum, Itulj and Switz
erland a passenger can carry uu lugguue
THE CAT AND THE FOX.
I'lllil II lloiunl.
'1 lie Cat and the I"ox were once talkini together in the middle of
a forest. "Let thini be ever so bad," said l!cnard, "I don't care. I
have a hundred shifts, if one .should fail." "l,"'said the Cat, "have hut
one. If that fails me. I am undone." Jttsl then a pack of Hounds hurst
into view. The Cat Hew up a tree and sat serenely among the branches,
and thence saw the I'ox, after trying his hundred shifts in vain, overtaken
by the Uo;;s and torn in pieces.
MOItAI. -A in. in thin Hi'tn up for more ciinuliix thuu the rest uf hH lclloiM) la
gt'iici.illj a hlli) fillow at the bottom.
MAMMOTH CAVE DOMES.
Tliflr llrlulil Mil-. In Hr V.nt I mil Iril un
'I'liri Jn M I'll mm til' tli'tm
Dr. Hof.i.e f llovey, writing In the
Scientific American, says that the full
history ol Ihe attempts to mcaiuru tho
height of tho mammoth dome in Mnm
moth Cave would 1111 volumes. He
spcaku of liln own attempt in IS,
whun wllh a plimnuul ho .succeeded In
getting the depths of this pits, but tho
heights of tho domett had to be esti
mated. In Juno last ho procuted a
iiumbir or small balloons, lullated
them -.villi hydrogen gns. and went Into
the cave. Flvo of these balloons, ton
Inches in diameter, were put together,
and measurements of leiliims in vari
ous p'irts of tho cave were math1 with
out dilllcully until thoy oaine to tin
(iorln's dome Tho total height fron
lloor to apex was estimated ns llifl feet,
but It wan proponed lo nuiislliute o::
aclniMS for guesswork by means of Ihe
balloons. Ity means of an iiceiyon
lamp nnd special magnesium lights,
tho dome was brilliantly llluminaleil.
When the cluster of brllluntly tinted
balloons were sent upward, I ho sight
was n pretty one. The nln busier folds
of tho cave hung like massive curtain ,
and tl.o allelic o wns broken only by tho
drops' falling from I ho stal'ieiites, The
balloons mounted w"ll for two-thirds
nf tln distance, nnd were then onttuht
by a -iirrent uf air and wafied froic
side In side through 'ho xiphoid curves
of t) great abyss Thov wore drv.vv1
biek mil tiled over and over tisnlu.l
but always with tho same result. Tliey I
llutlerod about In tho I'lrtont, but
would not rlso to Ihe top of Hip dome.
In another place Ihe moisture In the
cave proveutci .suet ess. Finally, the j
mammoth dome was tried, and there
tho lop wns reached, and the tola! alti
tude of tho chasm set nt l.'l fe"t
prilfi1 UN I, otr.
Magistrate Madam, your husband
barges you with assault,
Honorla Yes, your worship; I asked
him If he would over cease to love mo,
and he was so plow at answering that I
hit him In the eye with a mop. I'm only
a woman, jour worship (trurs) and
a woman's life without low Is a mere
blight. London Tlt-Iilts.
lllfToreuee uf li I.ailrr.
In an advertisement by a railway
company some uncalled-for goods tho
letter "1" had been dropped from tho
word "lawful" aud It rend: "People to
whom tho packages are directed aro re
come forward and pay the awful
charges on the same."
Monsoon stations are to bo established
In India for the purpose of taking obser
vations by means of kites and kite bal
loons. The first station will he In the
Himalayas, at Simla, 7,000 feet above the
level of theaea.
"The duke Is a man of marked dis
tinction." "Mnrked dqwn distinction. She got
him for less than a hundred thousand,"
DrunUi'iiuraa In l.iinilnn,
Tho first "blacklist of habitual drunk
ards," published In London, under the
new licensing act, shows three limes as
niauy women us men.
I.raa Tluiii n llnllur n Djr,
In tho great coal mines of Hohemlatbe
average wagca lnsMo for nlut hours Is
BUSINESS IN PORTO RICO.
Inrrrnii'il ;miiIn of Suitor mill To
blieeti Miico , luet'leil ll t Aa
The two principal articles of exporta
tion In Porto ltlco, sur,ar and loliaero,
havo Incrouped from ::7,r,(!0,00() franci
and r.,1l!l,S')0 rrancs In 1'JOl to III ,D7.r.0l)0
francs nnd 10.570,000 francs Ihe year fol
lowing. Tho exports of clcarettes and
of leaf tobacco have diminished, but the
diminution Is of llttlo Importance com
pared to the much higher iw of cigars
reports I.'ICconomlsto Francals.
The sugar cane plant!'.' Ions by th
employment of inoderr ffihoils lire In
creasing, facilitated as Ihev aro by the
creation of oontrnl f.iet ules, one of
which has recently bteu fiCted nt Ouan
lei. Notwithstanding tho advance,
made, there still remains much to ha
Coffee cull uro Is o.ter.i'lug rap'dly
The product of the present your amount!
to nnii.OUO bags. Dctliic the last leu
years :!,r00 m res have linen devoted to
orange plantation. They plant nbntit
70 trees to tin uere, whlc'i yield In five
yenrs about Uj.lIWi orane.es, which nri
usually sold nt the wlmrrn r.t tho rate o'
live francs a huip.rel, and tills give.
profit of 1 ,2.10 francs lo the acre.
foil on planting is about to be r.'
ni wed. The exportation of cotlor
reached t.onn l-les In IS1'.. About .",00,000
acres will fec.im be : rl apart for cotton
Many mining concessions have beer.
granted since tho annexation nf tin
Island lo Ihe United States, but nono,
en far, has been wor'led wllh energy
Cold, silver, lin, copper and bismuth
exist In tho Hand, and also Immense
beds of tin, mercury, lignite, yellow am
ber nnd nickel, without speaking of Hit
The construction of r? ;. roads Is golni
on rapidly. Th entire system, It Is ex.
peeted, will ho complelfil 'a lesn than
three years. Tho French" I'ne, ri organ
ized under the name of .ho "American
Hnllrond Compi'.ny of Porto ltlco," hat
obtained a new cuncrsdim. It In now
occupied In finishing tho network il
railroads In tho Island, An electric
tramway has hern started at Pnnre
Another lino eounrets hnynmnu with
San Juan, and It will scon bo linked to n
steamboat line to Ponc
One VV l Mnle Tenile.
Tho shoemakers at Madrid recently
combined to encourage dancing, with the
object of wearing out as much shoo
leather as possible. Thiy hired several
dancing halls and charged sixpence ad
mission. Kaeh udmlsslon ticket bears n
coupon, 20 of which entitle tho owner to
a now pair of shoes free of charge at tho
American llrletl 1'rnlla.
So popular aud widely appreciated
have American dried fruits Income hi
Germany that they may bo said now in
control tho markets.
Mulnc'a I'oual Line.
Maine's iiucoiist ;u n straight line !
22," miles, while following the Ins and
cuts It Is 2,18(5 mllea. llctweon Kltlery
Point and Quoddy head I hern aro 51
Null in nr: on Wnr Veaaela,
Knglauil has nluo suhmurluu wnt
vessels built or building, anil Franc
has GO. Their presence l.i expected tu
make blockades Impossible.
Ho la richest who Is content wu'u tlx
least, for content h tuu wealth of ua