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(THE EASTER CHIMES.
A Tola from tin ItUMlan of Kovelenko.
iT WAS tho night
boforo tho Bailor
imnrntnir. Tho UN
u.tifWfjP'lo vllltiRO by the
was halt hidden In
tho mystical, va
pory, starry gloom
of n Russian night
In springtime. Tho
flung blackest shad
ows on tho fields bcsldo It. All was
silent. Tho village slumbered.
Hours passed, and long before the
night was gouo Its still charm was
broken. Lights began to glimmer In
the windows of cottages whoso wretch
edness was disguised In tho uowltehlng
sprlnfttln"Btooirj.tr -ritght. A raic
croalfad. Tho tread of a foot was hoard
here and thoro. Moving figures, darkly
outlined, omorged from the shades of
tun wood. A dog barked, and then an
othor nnd another.
Then n horseman clatterod along the
village street. A passing curt groaned
nnd croaked under Its early morning
burden. The dnrkly outlined figures
Increased In numbof. Tho villagers bo
gnn to gather In their church to bid
woleome to tho spring holiday.
It was a qunlnt little church. It stood
upon a hillock In the middle of the vl!
lage. All at onee Its windows glowed
dimly among the shadows. Thin tlwlr
brightness Increased. Tho church was
High Into tho darkness overhead
reached the old. belfry tower, lis top
was lost In tho nzuro gloem.
Then tho rickety belfry stairs began
to croak. Old Mlohclah, the bellrlnger,
wns clamborlng aloft. Soon his lantern
h.z In tho boll window, sblulug like
now star In tho sky.
It was liRnl for tho old man to climb
thoto steop and crooked stairs. Ills
old eyes no longer sorvod him, and ho.
ilko thoy. was worn out.
As he climbed, ho pondered. It was
time Indeed, ho thought, that ho should
rest Rut Qod would not send him death.
Hn had seen his children burled. Ho
had stood by tho open graves of his
grandchildren. Ho had followed the
old to their last routing place. Ho had
TJIE OBLLRINOBR WAS C LAM H BR
followed tho young there, too. Out
still he lived and lived. It was hard.
Many a llmo bad ho welcomed the
Sailor morning so many times that he
cjrtild not recall them oil. He had even
forgotten how often In later years he
had, hoped for death In this same old
belfry, as now ho hoped for It And
yet this early morning Qod hod brought
iilm thero oneo more.
It wj not yet time for him to ring
the nwry peals aud tho old man totter
ed to the belfry window and leaned out
over the railing. Delov him In tho
darkness he could dimly see the neg.
ketsd graves. The whits wooden eras.
it at their heads seemed to be guarding
thorn with their wldestretched arms.
Horo and thoro n fow birch trcos bent
naked branohes forlornly ovor tho
mounds and tho aromatlo odors of tholr
young buds nroso on tho sllont air to
Mlchclch's nostrils. Thoy boro to him
n tnlo of tranquil, otornnl sleep.
Whoro would ho bo n year from that
moment? Would ho ho thcro again?
Would ho havo onco more cllmbod Into
that tower under tho clamorous copper
bells to awaken tho slumborlng night
with their sharp, resounding strokes?
Or would ho Ho out thcro In n dtrk
corner of tho cemetery with a whlto
cross guarding his evorlastlng sleep?
Hod alono know. Ho wns ready to dlo
but In tho mcantlmo Uod had brought
him into tho belfry onco moro to wcl
como tho Raster morning.
"To tho glory of God!"
Ills old Hps repeated tho oft spokon
HIS SEIZED THIS RELL HOPES,
formula, and his old eyos gnr.ed Into
tho deep sky above, burning with its
millions upon millions of stars.
"Mlohcloht Oh, Michelchl"
Tho vol oo camo from below. It was
the old sexton, who had como from the
church Into tho grnvoynrd beneath the
tower and who wns gazing upward, with
his hands shading his blinking, tear
moistened eyas In vuln d'fTort to make
out tho form of tho bellrlnger In tho
"What do you want?" nnswerod ojd
Mleheleh. bonding over the rolling. "1
am hero. Can't you soo mo?"
"1 do not sec," cried the sexton. "Is
it not time to ring? What do you
Doth gazed upon the stars. Thou
sands of Ood's lantorns were blinking
nt them from the firmament. The night
was waning. Mleheleh thougnt
"No, not yet." ho said. "Walt awhile,
I know when."
Hut It was time to salute the Bastrr
morning. Old Mleheleh gazed at the
stars oneo more, and then arose. He
removed his hat. crossed himself and
gathered up the bell ropes. A itiomrat
more and the night air shivered under
the first resounding stroke. Then- eass
tno setond, the third, the fourth. THsjy
lightly sleeping Haster air qulvarot
with the Joyous music of the shoultegj
singing wi is.
Then the bells ceased. The solemn
service began In the churth below.
In bygone years Mleheleh bad always
gone down to the servleo and stood In
a corner near the door, praying and lis
tenlng to the music. Uut It was hard
for him to do this now. He felt tired.
So ho sat down on tho bench beneath
the copper bells and listened to their
He thought About what? Mleheleh
himself could hardly answer the ques
tlon. His glimmering lantern scarcely
lit up the belfry. Ho could not make
out the droning bells. They were lost
in darkness. From the church below
his old ears caught the singing now
and then. Tat old man's gray head
sank upon his chest Dlsoonncitod
section from tho past swarmed In his
mind Ilko bees In tho hlvo.
"A hi" ho said as the muslo ot tho
Raster hymn drifted up tho tower
stairs, "thoy aro singing tho troparlon."
In his Imagination ho sang that
hymn, again a youth, In tho old church
botow. Tho llttlo old priest, Father
Nnum, many years doad and burled,
oneo mora wns Intoning tho end ot a
prayer, whlto children's voices united
In tho responses, Hundreds ot peasants
bowed nnd nroso Ilko corn boforo tho
wind. Now thoy crossed thcmsolvcs
Tho old familiar faces wero ot tlioio
long slnco dead. Thero was tho stern
vIsiro ot his father. Thero stood his
elder brother nt tho old man's side,
sighing deeply nnd crossing himself
again and again. Thero ho himself
stood, young, healthful, strong. Joyful,
full ot expectation of n life's happiness,
Whero was that happiness now?
Tho old man's thoughts flickered up
Ilko n dying Home. Recollection lllu
nilnoM all tho nooks nnd corners ot V.s
life. And all he saw was endless,
consoles, merciless labor labor far be
yond his strength. Ho saw sorrow, too
much sorrow and suffering unutter
able. Ah, whero indeed was t' at happiness
of whleh ho, had droomod?
Tho burdens, of lite had wrlnklod his
young face, had bent his poworfut back
boforo the time had oome. They had
made tho ,'pyoua boy sigh as his older
brother had sighed.
Thero on the left, among the women
of the village, with her head humbly
bent, ho raw his sweetheart Sho was
a good woman. May tho poaco of Qod
be with her soul!
Oh, the pain that who had suffered!
Wnnt nnd work nnd woman's woos had
withered hor glowing womanhood. Her
oyos had grown dim with yoars and
weeping. The shook and blights of
llfu hnd painted n dull fright upon her
Ah, whero wns her happiness?
Qod had given thorn one son, their
Joy, tholr very soul, and ho was ground
to his death br.men's injustice.
Tho picture? broadened and graw
vivid in tho old mar.'s mind. Ho saw
standing in his pew tho rloh enemy ot
tho family, bowing his head to tho very
ground, glossing over In his prayers
th wrongs ot tho widows and orphans
wiioio uvea no nan ungnieu inmsecinsn
greed. Mleheleh felt his heart grow
lilt within him now, ns It had done
titn, whlto the dark faces of tho holy
HAD FALLEN HELPLESSLY.
Images on the altar frowned sternly
upon man's sorrows and man's Injus
Dut all this was long, long passed.
All this waa far away in the old times.
And now nil tho v .Jo world for him
was this dark tower, where the wind
algbed gently among the swinging bell
"Let Qod Judge you! Qod will Judge
you!" whispered the old man, thinking
ot bis enemy, silent tears ran down
"Mleheleh! AD, Mlcnotch! What is
ue Bauer win ye-ar AM roa asleep r
The volet came from the churohrlta '
"Good Ood!" cried tho old mnn. re
membering tho further ditty thai
awaited htm. "Did I really fall
Ho aii (tin bell rones anil nulled
them with skillful hand.
Far bolow the neenla swarmed from
tho enured, as ants swarm from tho ant
hill. Golden standards roared thorn
MHts In the air of the unborn'Kastet
morning. Forming as n oross. tho pro
eoMlon began to movo oround tin
fhllrch. amid Joyfil cries ot "Chrlsl
lins risen from tho doadl"
The words went to tho old bellrlng
ors heart, and elanelnir out ho wnl
exalted In spirit. It seemed to him thai
tho waxen eandlos that tho pcoplo bori
Hiazeu with suddenly Inereosed torll
llanee In tho gray darkness, that th
throng moved moro and moro swiftly,
that the standards waved tho moro Joy
ously, and that tho nwakenlng wind
lifted up the Joyful ohorus from bclo
and turned It to tho bell's brazen pcali
with n sweetness superhuman.
Never did Mleholeh ring tho belli
with stieli joy nnd spirit.
It seemed ns If his old heart had bent
welded Into the doad copper of thou
bells, which laughed nnd sang nnd wcpl
nt tho entrancing molody that rose ti
tho stars above. And tho stars sccmct
to fairly blaze wltlujoy ot it as thi
muslo pourod upward Into heaven one
fell backward to caress the earth.
What n hymn of Joy It was those belli
pealed forth. Tho great bass deatenol
tho sky with tho grand brazen cry
"Christ has risen." And tho tenors
struck to tholr hoarts, shouted sonor
ously. "Christ has risen!" whllo tht
clanging sopranos, ns though fcarlni
their lesser voices should bo lost to thi
grand chorus, hurriedly, Ilko glecfu'
children trying to outstrip each othor
screamed a thousand times, "Christ hai
And that sad old heart forgot tti
oaros, Its sorrows, nnd its Insults.
Tho gray hollrlngor heard only thi
brnzon music, now singing, now weep
ing, now floating to tho starry sky, nov
staking to tho wretched earth: nnd I
seomod to him thnt ho wo.i surroundot
by his children nnd his grnndchlldrci
nnd that theso wero their happy volcei
tho voices ot old and young to
gether pouring out In one grand chorui
a hymn of Joy and rapture
So tho old bollrlngor pulled tho ropci
with strong, nervous arms whlln tcan
pourod down his chcoks nnd his heart
ran fairly over with n happiness hi
had novcr known boforo. And below
tho pcoplo llstonod. nnd thoy said tl
each othor that Mleholeh had ncvci
rung so wonderfully bctoro.
Then suddenly tho great bass bcl
hesitated and wns silent For n mo
ment tho others sang an unfinished, un
certain hnrmony. Then they, too
conned, nnrt thcro wns silence savo foi
tho low, sad, trembling droning ot tholv
stilled but still resonant throats.
The gray bellrlnger had fallon help
lessly on tho bench bcsldo tho ropos
nnd two tears sllontly rolled over hit
Send a substitute! Tho old bolV
ringer has rung himself out
RISE! This daj
shall shlno foi
To thco a star di
vine on Tlmc'i
Till now thy sou
has boon nl
glad and gny;
Did It awake nnl
and look tf
Hut now tho stream has rcntbed a dark
And sorrow, dim nnd orowned, is wait
Each ot Ood's soldiers boars a awort
Stretch out thy trembling hands to-da;
Thenwith slow, reverent step nnd beat
From out tby Joyous day thou mus
And, leaving nl! behind, como fortl
To Join tho chosen band around thi
Palio up thine eyes! Re strong! No
The crown t'xat Ood has given thy sou
About Easter time hares aro almos
as common as eggs in the shop win
dews, and many beys and girls ma;
wonder why this Is so. It Is ptnln whj
the egg should be used. Tho Ufa wblsl
corses, after so long a time, from thi
lifeless-looking egg, makes It especlall
typical ot the resurrection. It is no
so clear what tho baro has to do wli!
Easter Is a feast regulated by thi
moon. That s. It is appointed by thi
chureh that Easter should fall "upoi
the first Sunday after tho first full rooci
which fell upon or after the vcrna
equinox." Now, tho hare Is the anlma
whleh the ancients considered sacred ti
the moon, and proper to bo used at al
feasts regulated by the moon.
Bo among the old customs which bavi
been banded down to ua from the old
old days Is that whleh still uses tho han
as well as the egg Its the pretty fanel
ful decorations suitable tor our grea
spring festival. Easter Sunday.
No gretter thing oan be done thai
to lore Qod and keep hit commas
A uTl1T.VPTP A T MU) imr
THAT'S WHAT SENATOR HILL
SAID IT WAS.
The rrnpotrit Clinnge ef (he Dale of Ai
milling tho Netr Mnlro Legltlnturo
from December lo Mitjr, Catiietl Quit n
Washington, March Jl Tho iKMMrfe
Indulged in an aerlmonlous polttleat
debate whleh developed mueh personal
nnd party feeling and brought on two
sharp oxehanges betweon Mr. Hill anil
Mr. Rlklns and between Mr. Urleo and
Tho oontrovorsy nroso ovor Mr.
Hill's motion to strike from Uio pond
ing appropriation -bill tho proposed
ohango of tho date ot assembling the
Now Mexico legislature from Deeember
Mr. Hill bitterly donouneal tho
ohango m n "polMseal trlek" whleh
had been "sneaked Into" this appro
priation bill in order, as hn claimed,
to postpone tho rnwtlng of the Demo
cratic legislature In the hope that n
Republican president would bo elected
nnd tho political control of tho terri
Mr. Elklns protofittd agnlnot tho uso
ot the words "snoaked In."
Tho exchange botwoon 'tho senators
waa very animated, but Mr. Hill in
sisted In tho uso ot hta adjective.
Later Mr. Drico sought to question
Mr. Elklna when tho tetter brought
up tho offonslvo personal dispatch
which had boen sofft to Mr. Drico frasi
Now Moxico. Tho dobalo took n wide
range, Senators Oorman, Faulkner,
Cookrell and othor Democrats attack
ing tho provision na political, whllo
Senators Elklns, Csrfor, Cullom and
othor Republicans defended it
Mr. Cullom sought o tablo Mr. Hill's
motion, but a motion to this offoot
failed yeas 21 to nnya 29 where
upon Mr. Cullom yielded to tho Hill
motion and tho Now Mexico provision
was struck out
Washington, March 28, Tho appro
priations commlttoo attempted to tako
up tho sundry olvll appropriation bill
yesterday, but tho members who
wanted tho bills placed on tho privato
calendar dofeatcd thorn by a voto ot
142 yeas to 77 nays.
Tho mombers ot tho appropriations
coinmlttco do not vlow tholr defeat
as tho result ot opposition to tho ap
propriation bill, aionibors from tho
north aud who aro Interested In pen
sion legislation nnd thoso from tho
south and who aro intcroatrd In war
claims havo been chafing for aarao Umo
over tho inability to proceed with tho
work on tho private calendar. Yester
day by a sort ot combination tho ap
propriations commlttoo was de
feated. The victory, howovor, was
completely bAtron so far as tho south
ern men wero concerned, as after tho
house went Into commlttoo of tho
whole tho Republicans forced a motion
to pass over all claims on tho calendar.
The southern men retaliated by fili
bustering against tho ponslor. bills, so
that tho not result yesterday was loss
than halt a dozen bills passed. It de
veloped during the day that a llvuly
fight would be precipitated Monday
when tho sundry civil bill is called up
on account ot Uie fact Uiat tho bill
carries appropriations for continuing
contracts on rlw and harbor work
nnd publle buildings for only eight
months of tho next fiscal year. That
would carry thd appropriations up to
March 1, 1607.
The appropriations commlttoo suf
fered another revorso Just befora tho
house took a rsoess last night. It wns
Mr. Cannon's Intention to foree tho
liDineU) sit to-day nnd proceed wltli
the sundry olvll bill, but tho monitors
wero ovarwholiulngly In favor ot tak
ing a holiday and by n big majority
voted to adjourn until Monday.
l.iMihi I.lkn War.
Capo Town, Maroh 28. Dispatches
rocelvcti from Duluwayh, Matabolohfnd,
this morning ludlcato that tho uprising
in that part of tho colouy Is vory sor
iouf. Tefegrams from tho trout Thtfrs
day merely oiftllued It ns a revolt nt
n few natives In Inzza and tho Fllabusl
illitrletu, tho maseaero ot soma whlto
ssitlers, Including Commissioner Rent
ley, and the dispatch of a "trail fore
ot TOlutrtocrj to the some of the die
turViro. rUMite!is yeriUrday show tho dU
tUiUuos Is widosproal and bceotatng
hourly more abirmlttx. An oxtonslve
j r g natives has ;ikf plnco and
railed everywhere and all steps nots
sary aro batug taken to msat devlon
menu. Reinforcemeotfl ot mounted police
hart) already been knit V) Rulwayo,
Insm ami dambo. Suppll ot ammu
nition art btJsg hurled to Rulwayo and
all norsoa In the dlMurbtd territory
have bM eoiiflseai! by Col. Kapler,
who is In charge ot tho government
KHt(Tw are raiding farms and kill
Inn whlic settler In the Matapo hlPa
district and rumor has It that over
fifty persons have been slain.
CJ row oast le. lad., March 28, Thf
burial of I'aarl Rryan occurred yws
terday afternoon In Formrt hill como
tery. For weeks. In fact em slnco the
facts In the tragedy wero orought out
and the finding and Identification of
the body with the hood missing, tho
family has hoped that the head might
Three o'elook was tha hour sot for
the funcMl. and the a.nnnr'ruNwnent
havlag Lien made, a large number ot
tne menus or tup family were present,
The funeral was simple.
An liteltlng Seen.
Taeoflw, Wash., March 8. An ex
citing seene, which approached a riot,
oecurred In the superior nourt Charles
Ilaram and William Morrlttey, who hre
wanted In Portland, Ore,, for burglary,
had been released on habeas corpus
proceedings, A squad ot pollco was
praat to rrarcMt them, bm Jitdg
Parker held that they could bo retake n
only after the procuring of a new war
rant The men rushed for the stairway.
Whort Prosecutor Davis shouted to the
police to seize him ho waa opposed by
Frank Smith. Tho lawyers grappled
nnd used their fists, but vre finally
Chit of l'olloo Smith ordered his
mon to ohorgo on tho nllcgtd burg
lars, whlah they did, although this was
In conflict with tho court's decision.
An officer soon arrived with warrants
from tho municipal court, chantlntr
them with being fugitives from Justice.
j no poi.'co used their revolvers and
soon hnd their men at hay, thougti
neither was hit Thoy wero caught
several blocks from tho, courtlouae.
Oov. Lord, of Oregon, has signed re
quisition papers nnd It la oxneetAd th
men will go to Portland to-day,
OliwInwttJ, 0., Marsh 23. Percy
Latham of Now York, son of tho In
ventor of tho cldolctfoopo, whloh Is tha
klnetoscopo on a lariso scalp. Is tn th
city and hnd a conversation with Pu
gilist James J. Corbott ywtorday. Tho
IdQloseopo throws tho movements of
tho fighters on n canvass.
Corbott during his talk with Latham
sold ho would soon mako a formal
poposltlon 1n writing. Ho would fight
I'itzslmmona boforo tho London Ath
lotio club or any othor place, America
proforrod, for 50, 91000 or $10,000. It
ho does not whip Fltzslmmons in ton
rounds Fltzslfnmonn Is to tako all
stako monoy and gato rccolpts, but tho
fight is to bo to a finish.
Corbobt sold ho -was ready to sign
such articles ot agreement.
Win Her Suit.
London. Maroh 28. In tho libel suit
brought by Mrs. Arthur Kltson najalnst
Dr. William Playfalr a vordlot was
rendered yesterday In favor of tho
plaintiff and awarding her 100.000
danugos. Tho vordict was grootod
with loud chcorlng, Tho iilaimtlff
fainted. Great Interest has bean felt
In tho caso, as It Involved tho right ot
a physician to rovcal any socrct re
vealed In professional- oonfldonco to
him. Tho doctor, It appears, made a
statement to his wifo about Mrs. Kit
son and sho communicated It to Sir
Jamos Kltson, brother of Arthur Kit
son, with tho result that Sir James,
who Is a millionaire, withdrew an al
lowance ho was making to 'Mrs. Klt
Bon after separation from his brother.
YfauU lu Hettle.
Now York, Mnroh 28. A special
from Valparaiso, Chllo, says:
It Is generally rumored thai the
Chilean government has mada a pro po
sition to tho Argcntlno Republic look
ing to a settlement ot tho boundary
question. It Is mid that Chllo agrees
to ccdo Puna to Argontlno, tho boun
dary lino of Atocama from tho 20t.h to
tho 4Gth parallol to bo traced accord
ing to standing treaties by an arbi
trator nnd that botwoon tho 4Gth and
COlit parallol tho line along tho 72d
The ArgcnUno congress, tt is be
lloved, will probably bo willing to ac
copt this proposal, but many horc
think that tho Chilean congress will
Indopendenoo, Kan.; March 28
Traveling men and persons who havo
como up through tho Indian Terri
tory within tho past fow days roport
that tho people aro greatly aroused
ovor tho spread of smallpox, which
l raging In different parts ot Uie ter
ritory and that all tho towns along
tho Missouri Pacific from Coffoyrtllo to
Fort Smith, Ark., aro quarantined
Tho qunrantlno is rigidly enforced and
It 1 hoped to stop tho spread ot the
disease. No jwaon Is nllowpd to get
on or off tho trains and business Is at
Hun Tlii-ni In.
Chloapn, III., Maroh 28. Five bucket
shops wore raided tost night by detec
tives from tho central station. As a
result thirty mon appeared boforo Jus
tice atennon yesterday. The specific
ohnrgo ngalnst them was a violation of
ohnpler 38, ecctlon 37, of tho Illinois
statutes keeping a common gambling
New York, March 28. A correspon
dent In Managua,Nlearagua, telegraphs
that at tho request ot 1 "resident Zelaya
tha Oorman consul visited Frandsca
Racn, tho rebel leader, and delivered to
him as Important dowmatit brought
from tho president of San Salvador by
the peace oommiMlonrs.
lAlpsIo, March 38. The Imparls!
court has quashed tho eonvleUon of
Robert F. Kneabes, the American
horseman who was recently on trial
on tha charge of trotting his mare,
Ilethel, under tho name of Nellie
(Ireer Ooqiitr due.
Washington, Marsh 28. Judge
Drown, who is here looking after Uie
affairs of Greer eounty, was Invited
to the house of Secretary Smith last
night Congressman Culberson was
also Invited ant! the two gentlemen ac
cepted the Invitation. Tho whole
Greer county matter Is to be gone orer
with tho secretary ot the istertor, and
It Is thought that some definite plan
will be agreed cm In a day or two as
the best way to proceed to extricate
that eounty from its present emb&nuu.