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"On liM Tuesday theni eame to th
fruited Htntea cruiser Hnlelgh a trophy
C war which ts, In many respects, the
tBoat curious that hm been acquire!
nywlinrn ilurltiK the entire war. It Is
8ba picture which It reproduced on thU
jtrter the destruction of Montojo's
rtitron in Manila bay, the sailors
nd marine from the Hnlelgh that
tnmile up a landing party, found on the
chore th dead body of a Spanish otll
oar. Ifcwtde him lay a oamera. It wan
ft quottlon whether the photographic
tax contained anything of valuo or
esot, hut Hoatswaln Qlbb of the Hal
alRh, having nn Invettlgatlng ai well
mm a Hcloiitltlo turn of tntnd, pounced
sb It m a price of great value.
Ilk companion laughed nt him for
bin choice of souvenirs. They wanted
kntvon, uinrheten, Itaynnota from Man
cer rifles and such things to put In
Choir cheats and bring back homo to
tbnfr frUndi In the United States. Hut
aibhfl clung to his camera, and when
bn Kt It down In the Hnlelgh's bold
and laid out his own amateur photo-
kota and California were the four
statts of the country which by the fed
arat census of 1800 had a larger for
elgn-born than native-born malo pop
illation of voting age. Tho percent
ARM were 5,1, BO, SS and CO 4 ro
spootlvely. Wisconsin, Minnesota and
North Dakota have a large Scandlna
vlnn population: California haa many
Chinese resldonts of voting ago,
A POUaiON 8NAKB STORY.
How a Victim of Cnlira tllte Wat
from. the London Globe: American
Inventor of snnke storlet mint look
to their laurels; the educated Bengali
haa enter! Into competition, and.
judging fnttn the Momple given In good
faith by a native pap.ir at Cnloutta, he
will lie hard to Iwat. Some tlmo back
the lovely daughter of a wealthy Zem
Indar waa bitten by a cobra, and died
In the eouruo of a few hour. As hor
remains were being -yiuveyed to the
Qange fr tepiilturo a paw In ft patri
arch of reverend melu proposed that
he should be allowed to experiment
ernmont the olty'a treasury has been
Irregularly plundered by politicians?
Tho Dona Well, I should say not.
Why, the thing's been done as regular
as clook work,
made a HAnnon.
KRcet of One Vlnltnl Slorm at Marth
There are many Insta ices by which
small coast towns have benefited
through the ravages of a storm, but
fow towns have had tho remarkable
axperlonco of Marshfleld, nltuatod on
Cape Cod bay half way between Co
hasiot and Plymouth. If It had been
allowed to work out lis own dostlny.
Marshfleld might have been an old
fashioned llttlo town, but nature
stopped In nnd walled the town up In
n prison. Originally tho mouth of tho
river was at a point nearly opposite
tho town, but gradually, as Uie soli
washed down by tha river and the sand
worked tip by the ten met, a bar form
od, extending from the north side of
the river's mouth across It, thus stop
ping the swift, direct flow which had
through which n good-sited vessel can
enter at any stage of tho tide.
Hate Rtraiiae Marriage Cutlmua ami the
I'oor Do Not Writ.
Marriage Is almost unknown nmong
the very poor clauses, and tho distinc
tion of having the written word and
the blessing of the priest carries wltlf
It no special badge of honor; It !l
suggeetlvo only of another poor man
gone wrong and a grasping pudre n
few pesos richer. It Is n much easier
matter for a man to select bis com
panlon parlner and set up housekeep
ing In a new wickiup under the ban
ann trees without more ado. A legal
marriage by license hss lets In It
which meets approval In tho native
mind than that performed by a church
functionary . for tho pmlrc might al
WHys save them from hell, while ths
nation' sanction Is absolutely a bare
faced robbery. Oon. Grant one day
gave hearing to a mueh-agltatml mat)
who stated that tho priest would nol
IN THE NICK 0' TIME,
AN Al'THWNTlC PIIOTOCmAPillC PK'Tl'HH OP THU HATTLB OF MANILA.
epnsphlr. outfit ho found he Had Indeed
captured a prize.
In Uto camera was a negative show-
n tho bntilo of the oarly morning on
y 1, wbon the Spaniards believed
t tho kuiis of Cnvltu and the guns
f tho Manila forts would give thorn
kunplo aheltr and protection against
ftKc Audacious Yankees.
I As In uvldent from tho pleturo that
jes printed here, the negnllro noeded
urmrh "touching up" to clear away oh
jctuftlM that wore not to be avoided
fba photosTAphlng such a scene as this,
mail nothing could be done with tho
thotorrtph after It was developed till
$aur. after the work of tho ships was
pier. In fact, It was not till the Ita
ffeiKti rnochod the Mediterranean on
j&er voyaxe home that the owner of tho
bletnr could have It printed properly,
jand h had to leave hi negative lie
SIhU him to be ftxm up So. whou the
iBaMgh arrlrwl here nothing waa said
E- mi the photograph. Hut on last
NMlay It reached Olblw through the
IM. and olllcera and sailors promptly
9t In requisitions for eoples.
A fund was paid up to pay for the
npmm of the work, and now almost
very man on the ship has at least one
soyy. A few Itavo been presented to
favervfl friends, who naturally prize
. This was prot .bly the first photo
graph nf two great fighting squadrons
jfei action ever taken, showing tho ships
without the obscuration of smoke. The
KpAnlah oillcer wuh ktlletl Iwforo he
kiir whether his photography hud
RKn fupceasful or not, but had he
p't. his prldo In his work should
atciivv Un great
Kven UIm name Is unknown, but the
tread? of The Suiulny l'ret will be
pbia (i enjoy the picture juat as intioh
rra If tho nmatcur photographer who
fcfied x martyr to his enthusiasm had
rfevctoped and printed the negative
Drwny'a squadron at the break of
stay that Sunday morning lay seven
tsilie due west from Manila city, and
ssbost an equal distance northwest of
fb llttlr sandy hook called Cavlte a
smdy book whleh partly Inclose a
snail bight In the toast, where were
Srinx the ships of the Spanish admiral
tttretohHl out In a line that began be
JblruJ tlt liook and led away toward
BTanHa, rltr for nearly a wile.
fansUttx the atebord atiuadroa at a
vmiuw et a wile Had a naif, Itowey led
i )im la (rent of the forts ou Ca
Hlte PoMnt, and than, turning slowly
about, went back at them with the
ftttJk iMtterlea to etarboard rive
Km In all our ships steamed acroa
the flpanlsh front, sending death and
rtrueUnn ta Montojo's Heet. killing.
terming, sinking and aaalMllatlNg.
The 8anUh nfflrer with hit camera
mtu within range ef newey-a tug guna.
11a waa exposed ts a ebaaee shot or
ckit horatlng of a shell Hear him. Tha
bell os inn at last, and a place of It
Thj1 the man and spared the camera
-with lu nreeleus negative. I Is the
smatt-ur tdtotograpker's only epitaph
Itis death has given to the Yankees
warn he Mated a remarknble picture
f a wtMderfttt trtuMtnti of the A marl-
Tltit wtetare xhow the Amerlran
ti ta- f"f sro'inn wnn ni"
leadlug. utid 'Me lUUlmun..
KsMtrh. Petrel Concord and noetn
fadlotsina la thr or lr nra- (l
A"iv !i in Mm.- .jt N' 't 'U
with reauiwiuioii. As be lxire a high
reputation an a professor of occult
solenm, the aorrowlnij relatives hearti
ly oouseuteil. The Mge thon obtalnod
threo cowries, ind, after praying very
energetlmilly, throw the shells on tho
ground. Instantly one disappeared,
and tho ipeotators wero wondering
what hi.I beooine of It when a lingo
cobm burst out of the adjacent jungle,
bearing tho missing cowrlo on Its fore
head. It must havo beon a humble
sort of reptile, for when ordered by
the sage to suck the wound on tho de
ceased lady It at once. complied, and
then died to mvo further troublo.
within An hour lu human victim had
quite recovered, nnd went on merrily
with her husband and relatives, none
the wonw for her little adventure.
"Such was the marvelous treatment,"
ways the narrator, "of the poasant Muu
la Dux. professor of the occult science,
which, with the spread of the so-oallcd
western civilisation, had Almost died
out of the land. What we cannot
understand ta why snakes committed
more utrucltlw when occult science
was In IU prime than under western
Cltlsen-U there auy truth In the
Morning BoreanherM statement that
since you itHHitmed the reins of gov
always kept the channel froe nnd clear.
Then the rlvor turned south, and the
sandbar followed it, growing lu size
as tho flow of tho rlvor docrciisod, un
til It hnd become n good-sized prom
ontory Inslilo of which tho rlvor Mow
ed, with an outlet far to tho mnith
wnrd of tho original ono opposite tho
town. Doing turned out of Us regular
channol In this way tho rlvor also
broadened and shntlowcd, It was not
until n fierce galo vlsltod tho district
and threw tho wntor against tho out
sldo of tho promontory that matters
changed for tho host. In conjunction
with tho galo en mo ono of tho high
eet tides of tho year. Tho water swept
Into the sticots of Mitrshllold, nnd hun
drods of acres of the big marshes at
the southeast end of the town. When
all this Immense body of wntor started
ou Its return to the sea with the fall
ing tide It undid tho work of many
years, and the next day It was found
that where there hnd beon solid
ground forty-olght hours before, n
clean-cut chnnnnl, 3110 foot wlilo and 13
feet deep for Its full width, through
which the tide ran llko a miracle,
while In tho older mouth of tho rlvor
there was hardly Any movement. Now
there Is n straight, free entrance to the
sea, which Is In a more direct lino
with the flow of tho rlvor than oven
the old mouth of years ago, nnd
marry him to the woman he loved
without excoaslvo tee, nnd he prnyoil
that his excellency would order tho or-;
ring father to marry him at n rate!
commensurate with tho size of his:
pookctbook. The Knrl sorrowfully ,
told him that ho could nut protend to
Interfere with the church rulings, even,
though his nympathl( were iirouieil.
mi l suggested that he be content with
the legal form which met all the law
ful needs of our own country, nnd pay
tho small fco to the civil authorities
Tho man glared at him nud dlsappoar
od; tho manifest cupidity of Amerlonn
officials was beyond hit power to ox
ptess lu words.
The WldT Carney camo out of her
two-room shanty beyond tho dump.
Bhs stood erect In tho spring sunshine,
looking over a network of rallrond
tracks, across to tho ewltohhouso
where Kathleen had taken Forgus
O'Hare's dinner. Nolly Carney was
still little mora than a girl. Her faco
was arch nnd sweet, her eyes bright,
her hair blnck nnd curly. The wind
blow her calico dress away from her
"And you say that she's a wldowT"
John Conovcr remarked to Fergus,
"Not long. I venture"
"Three year." said Fergus, panting
a little. "Not for any fault of the
b'ys, She's n little uppish, Is Nelly
Carney. Phil were a fireman n' llko
to bo nn engineer wan day, but tho
greasers down Coyoto Pass finished
him wan night whin they attacked tho
train. Company gives her tho rlnt nv
the hooso thar, nn' she koeps boordora
That Is how John Conovor met Nelly
Carney He was getting ready to go
to the mines. Ho had just como from
the eastern states and hnd a claim up
About Toby's creek that his brother
had left him whon ho died tho yenr be
He did not say much about himself
to anyone. Ho took his meals with tho
Widow Carney for n week or so ond
hunkod In with Fergus O'Harc. Ho
said ho was getting his outfit. Nelly
Carney did some sowing for him nnd
they snt together evenings, while llttlo
Kathleen slept best ' them.
Ono of theso evo. ,igs John Conovor
seemed to bo very thoughtfnl. At last
ho took n sudden resolution.
"Nelly," ho began gontly, "I'm going
up to a rough place, but I've got a no
tion to take you along."
"It takes two to mnko a bargain, Mr.
"Not this bargain. I know you'll co
dear. I'm only wondering It It will
pay you. Jim always attiok to It, that
creek claims were bound to pan out
If It does, you and Kathleen wilt bo
fired for life. If It don't, you might
havo a tough time. Shall wo go
down to tho squlro tomorrow, Nollt"
Kelly took a night's sleep on It nnd
In tho morning consented to go up
country with John Conovor. Thoy
wero married ono day, and set out tho
noxt, taking tha little child with them.
It scorned a shnmo to John Conovor
Hint ho brought such a pretty creaturo
to llvo In such a wild and lonctomo
spot. 8ho wnt happy enough, appar
ently tho samo Nolly he had scon on
the dump that spring day. Tho more
no loved her, tho moro he brooded
ovor hor sacrlflco of a homo and
friends among civilized people. Ho
Nut I'iMiiiil Yet.
School Visitor (examining u holar) -"Where
Is the North Pole?" "I don't
know, sir." "Don't know! Are you
not ashamed that you don't know
whore tho North Pole Is?" "Why. sir.
If Sir John Franklin and Dr. Nnnsen
and Captains Nares and Mnrkhiiin
couldn't find It, how should I know
whero It Is?"
Why ll I'rrparrd It.
"A bad excuse Is better than none,"
remarked tho first philosophic hobo.
"I llko It better dan n good one," ob
served the other; "It's more gentle
manly, 'cause gencr'ly don't work."
TWIN ESKIMO GIRLS TO BE
Little Artranrboke and Zakrlncr, the
Ksklmo twin sisters from Alnska,
whoso bright faoos are seon In tho ac
companying plature, will toon be taken
away from the uncertain climate of
New York, and will make their home
noar Soattlo, with Oapt. Mluot llruee.
tholr adopted father, who brought
them hero. In Washington their sur
roundings, at loast
so tar as 1ml tig ln
the open air Is con
cerned, will be more
like the land of
their birth. New
York gave them
wan- more fortun
ate than several
Limit. Ptmry'a K
klmiM, wtti) dtd or
lb diMMM. That
NaklttMM can live In
our climate I
shown by tbo
health of those who
caiim train Labra
dor In im," ys
Harlan 1. Smith of
seum ot Natural
Haklmoa war ax
blbltwl ut Uis
world's fair, and
lhy stayed In this
country for four
yeMin, and all but one went
nook to Ubredor as well as
be oame Hut one Is still
it, N-w York. Tht lUtle boy.
Mlnlk. brought her by LI'Ut. Peary. Is
wll, although nearly all of bt older
. ,.inianl(ii dltd Children llko Mlnlk
.t.,4t tbfinh-. to IhU llmati' Uioic
r i lily i li' l I i I'- 'pi' I' ' !i:t'-
become lastingly Influenced by the ell
matlc conditions at their native land.
"What will bo tho future ot those
little girls from our most northern
potseesluns? Coming from a primitive
race, will they bo ablo to hold tholr
own In our civilized eommunltlos? It
may be that they will not equal the
keenest at the white rase, but In nil
been a reporter and was one of Col.
Hoosevolt's Hough Illders, bravely up
holding tho honor of his country In
Cuba. An Indian woman from tho
banks of the St. Lawrenco has been j
living in Now York elty for years, !
earning hor own living and Is re
spected by all who know her. i
"Whllo the Eskimos nr perhaps a
probability they will surpass many of
our weaker people. Primitive peoples
seem to strike moro nearly an average,
whllo In highly etrlllsod con a tries
there are found greater extremes of
success and failure.
"Several Apahe Imtlnnn are com
jietlng mirtottfully with u One ts a
rnidi ;ii dot tor In fbU'SS"; auolaer he)
simpler, kinder and quieter people
than our Indians, and altogether dif
ferent from the negro, there sm no
reason why, under the same conditions,
these little girls should not have
fore them a physical, financial and
rial future equally desirable with . ...
reached t tbe average schoolgirl ut
"WE'VE NO TIME, THIN TO
worked hard, and tho next summer
mode a good find In a holo and sent
hor back to San Francisco with n email
fortuno and Instructions to put Kath
leen Into a convent, whero sbo could
have a schooling and bo made a lady
for tho future.
Life ln a hotel Is a crcat educator.
Day after day, Mrs. Conovcr weut
about, saw great plays, rea novels, vis
ited her ohlld and enjoyed existence.
Rha received John's Infrequent lottors
with a positive alarm. Suppose he
should send for her to return. Sho
could oloso her eyes, and sco tho great
dark, snow-topped mountain wall, the
rough eabln elose under the shadow,
th brawling waters of the mountain
torrent. In dreams sho heard the
thtimiorinit volco ot the wind among
tho pine boughs, the eerenm ut the
, wild eagles that was an. sue mietea
i ti at flrat with all the Bastion of
her Impulsive nature; but, as time
i went on, the longing grew fierce, nnd
she felt she would rather never return
than to go now when life was so full
ot cavetv and novelty.
i One dav Fercus O'Hnre oarao to see
her. Tho colored servant told her
with a trrln. that the visitor would not
i write hit name on a eard, maybe
, couldn't Nelly nuibeu, tor sue Knew
that It was little time slnco nho had
. been lanorant of card formalities.
Sho saiu suo wouiu see mm in nor
q'ju parlor, and the amused bellboy
bowed up the swltohman. He looked
rougher and more grimy tlmn ever,
"liar do you do, Fergus?" she said,
wllli a little nanilMcanslon.
Fergus had stopped in the middle ot
thn little tmrlor.
"Nelly Conoverl 01 ean't believe
It's the same," be said.
"It Is." she laughed: then In her
wtrmheartea way, "Bit down, rergiu
I'm glad to see you. You should
Kathleen Mir'a a line alrl now."
Fergus would not sit down. He waa
evidently at a loss what to say. He
shifted bit hat uneasily.
"Nelly Carney, Wot was, 01 moost
hurry my wurrd no ol'vo Ti Wake'
in moo place down In tho yard. Ol're'
aomo wurrd ot John Conovcr fpffm a f
dlrthy Chinee thot ol'vo hofrlonded;
onco or twleo. Ho told mo, Nolly Car!
ney, thot John haa med his folned nt
lost, nn' thot three or tho worst mln In,
Ban Francisco aro to bo nfther not
only ho'a taken alrlddy, but It will bo
nis iifo for his claim out thoro boyant."
Nelly Conovcr hnd risen. All the
fine lady dropped from her. She ran
to Forgus and caught hi hand.
"Fergus. Fergus. r . n friend, In
deed! Como nwny with mo to John.
Get Tim, Denny nnd Jerry and one of
tho other boys we ens. depend on.
There's plenty of money. We will go
faster than any one. Oh, Fergus,
help me, for old-times sake."
Wo'vo no tlmo thin to loose." qnotn
Forgtis. For that jjang Is AWAy thrco
hours too. Do ready whin I como wliu.
An hour or two Inter Nelly w"
ready. She had been to tho convent
to kiss Kathleen, sho had dressed her
self In hor coarso mountain clothing1
again. Tho next train north bore thd
Irishmen nnd Nelly to the llttlo sta
tion whoro sho had decided to get off. .
It was by a short cut. rough ami
dangerous, that Nelly mndo up her
mind to lend her followers. It was
ono by which John Conovcr used to
eoretly transport his gold. Sovornl
times sho hnd tramped with him up
nil down the pnh Sho calculated
that she could arrive an hour or two
after tho attacking party It they push
ed forward all night. A terrible en
ergy possod Nolly. Her eyes shono
with terror nnd anxiety. Could they
reach John In timer As alio plttngod.
onward ln tho dark the registered a
vow never to leave John Conovcr
again If his life was eprfred.
Toward dawn the party wero In
sight of Toby's crock. Nelly pointed
with shaking nt tho hut noar tho
mountain side. There was a light In
tho cabin. Tho party crept up stoalth
lly. Nolly crawled ou her hands nnd
knees to tho back window. Tho sight
within froze her blood. John Conovor
wan tied and bound before tho flro -i
until ho waa porfcetly helpless. Three,
men wero torturing hlra, Indian fash-.
Inn, by applying burning sticks to his
feet. He would not sign away his
Nolly drew back one second and Fer
gus took hor plaro. A settled gray
look camo Into the faco of tho biff
switchman. Ho motioned tho next
mnn nnd nil drow tholr pistols, Fer
gus crept to tho door, motioning Nel
ly to shelter herself. Thore was a sud
den ornsh-ln of the door, thrco shots
nnd n dash at tho window. Nolly fir
ed the pistol that sbo held straight
Into tho face ot tho man who camo
John Conover wan always a bad- x
ly crippled man. He .md expected ijd
succor, but he knew Nelly well enough
to think sho would novcr relinquish
tho claim only over hts own signature,
hardly then. He hod resigned himself
to die that she might have a fortuno.
It was a snatch from the gravo for
Everyone known the Conovers on
thn two rontlnnnta. Thn claim waa
ono of tho thrco boat In California.'
Kathleen was such n fabulous holreau
tlio could hnvo married n dozen tttlos,
but sho choose a plain American, Sho
had a young, halt brother, who,
strango as It may seem, was called,.
Forgue from tno start, no was n xa-
mousnthlote In nn oast-rn college In
the '70s nnd married and English gltl
of family. Nelly Coaover, a lovely,
white-haired old lady, may often bo, t
seen In tho picture galleries and pleas
ure gardens of continental cities, walk
ing beside tho wheel chair of a gonial
old gentleman. Sho kopt her vow. No
tlmo nlnco that awful hour on tho
mountain sldo has sho been absent
from John Conover's side.
BFtAIN WEIOHED 37 OUNCES.
And There Was mi IUr-M f "iVIilto t)rr
(I my Muttrr.
Dr. O'Hnnlon, coroner's physician,
recently performed nn autopsy on tho
body of John Chester, ao years or ngo,
607 Washington street, who was takou
to the Manhattan hospital with a
broken book, ond who died tho next
day, says tho Now York Commercial
Advertiser. Cheater was found uncon
scious loaning against a fenco at Ono
Hundred nnd Third street nnd Amster
dam avenue. A policeman learned that
Chester had passed tho preater part
ot Sunday night lu a saloon discussing m
mesmerism, and that he was experi
mented upon. He fell to the floor ot
the saloon In tho trance nnd was taken
out by the men nnd placed against tho
fence where he was found. The autop
sy revealed that the man's brain
weighed only tUlrty-seren ounce. Tho
Average weight ot tha brain. Dr. Han
Ion said, In males, was forty-nlno and
a halt ounces, nnd In famalea forty
four ounces. The maximum was sixty
five ounces nnd tho minimum thirty
four ounces. In addition to the excess
Ively light weight ot the brain, there
was an ox cess ot white over gray mat
ter in It. This, Dr. O'Hanlon said. In
dicated a lack ot intelligence and leth
argic mentality, but nlso was Indi
cative of strong physical characters
ties. It was an Indication ot the pro '
panderauee ot the animal qualities '
over tho mental. Such a man, ' Vtt,
O'Hanlon said, could .be mosmerlzeif
easily. Chester's death, tho doctor de
clared, was due to a fracture ot the
spine between the sixth and seveuttt
Where llrriii tVtwM full.
Van Twliltr I dreamed that I com
milted swlclde last night on your no
rount. Miss Oldun (gushlnglyi Hel
he! er-hadu't you belter speak to
I mommer about it? Van Twliler OU,
' wouidu't dream ot that -Judge f