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The combat has spparently ceased.
and the officers understand.
The soldiers who have fought sL
bravely for their cause are ':onderin.
what their captains will do.
And perhaps the latter, too, ques.
tion themselves.
"Why are we here? To fight."
"Then fight it shall be."
They separate. cross swords, rush
forward then a clash.
The soldiers cease striking and look
on, not one approaching to interfer
in the sublime combat.
Now a voico' is heard. "I am
younger, Adam. It is I who should
die."
"No, Boleslaw; you saved my life.
I cannot strike."
"Very well, t:aen. Both together.-"
"Ye., together."
"'Adieu, brcthel..
"Adieu."
The two arms are thrust out; two
bodies fall.
'And before renewing the battle they
laid them side by side in the same
grave, close to the scene, the last of
the Przezinskis.-From the French. 1
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SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
A hundred bales of cotton were re
cently loaded into a box car thirty
four feet long, having a capacity of
50,000 pounds. -The cotton was
packed so tightly that there was spacc
to put in five more bales.
Thuringien peasants, according to
a consular report, protect seed pota
toes against rot by spreading then
out in a sunny place, with frequent
turnings, until they become thor
oughly. green. They are then placed
in a cellar until February when the3
are removed t- a partially warmed
room until planting time. The pota
toes not only keep well, but do not
sprout until planted, a larger and
better crop resulting.
The horse-bri,eding industry, whicl 1
is carried to such an extent in the
Argentine Republic, has caused th t
agriculturists there to experiment,
especially in the provinces of Buenoj
Ayres and Entre Rios, on a new plant t
of forage, called la sacalina, techni.
cally polygonum sachalinense. That
plant comes from Siberia, and it it
said that it possesses very appetizinj
qualities, that it grows in any kind o: t
ground, andfis not affected by extreme
changes in temferature.
t
The deafness of locomotive engi x
neers and firemen has been lookee c
upon as an effect of the whistle. Mr,
George Trebel points out that this t
canno b so,, and. finds.at.Q av
t rMin te eft, leadinghim tc
suggest that the cause is the impact t
of the wind on the ear-drum as the c
men lean from the cab. The sound i
oA the whistle is scarcely noticablt v
while the men on the slow-moving a
yard engines are not affected. a
8
Professor Josse, of Berlin Uni. f
versity, has invented a method of l
ncreasing the power of steam en. e
.ines, which promises to revolu. t
ionize steam engineering. He con- t
lucts steam generated in an ordi- I;
sary boiler into a cooling tank, and rj
~hen treats it with sulphuric acid, in- s
~reasing its power from one-third tc s
mne-half. A factory at Charlotten- c
urg, Germany, has been using the i:
nvention for three months, and has j
>btained fifty-six per cent. above the e
ndicated horse-power of its engines, t
To prevent collisions at sea a de
rice known as a pilot torpedo has been
nvented recently, and has receivedc
he commendation of a nautical con-t
~ress. It consists of a small boat de
igned lire an ordinary torpedo boat,
nd propelled by a ten-horse-poweri
~lectric motor. The torpedo is con-a
ected to the steamer, which is to be
rotected by two cables from 900 to
.600 feet in length, earryinginsulated2
onanctors, and in the event of its
triking an obstacle, a bell is rung
nd the boat recedes. - When the ob
truction is removed the torpedo boat
oes forward again.
Luncheon Time Announced by a Cat. t
The noontime whistle is nevel c
ounded at the Buckeye Foundry in p
Tamminsville. It has been discon- n
inned since a wiseacre of a cat has i
ecome the announcer to the men of o
he arrival of the dinner hour. I
homas has been a habitue of tbe en- a
fine room for a'number of years, and a
akes great mnterest in the working of I
he plant. After a short residence he r
liscovered that a cat could find scraps a
o eat if he was on hand when the
aen opened their lunch baskets, and o
iso that the best time to visit them I
as when the whistle blew. Thomas tl
onsequently became so regular in his s
rips that the engineer began to rely o
an him to notify the men, and dis- h~
ontinued the signal for quitting c
ork. About 11.45 every day Tom i,
rouses himself, looks wise at the en- ti
ineer, and then marches into the~ h
oundry. The men immediately quit a
ork on seeing him, and Tom pro- a
:eds to look about for tid-bits froL2 ti
heir lunches. At first he got mixe. b~
ipa little.-Cincinnati Co,mmercial- n
ribune.b
British Peera:ues Founded by Trade. Ej
Glance through the peerage and a
~ross out the peerages founded by a
rade, and how many would be left- a
he Earldom of Essex was founde' 1,
>y a draper; that of Warwick-now
~ommercial enterprise in itself-by a
vooistapler; that of Northumberiana,i
he "Proud Percys," by an apoth- j
:ary; that cf Landsdowne by a pe
a, who was :;o poor that lie lived
rce week:s on walnuts. Lord Tem
:erden, the Chief yustice, -stopoii .
ith his soni outside Canterbur: s
lathedral, pointed to a shed opposite
:nd said: "Chariles, in that shed you a
trandfe.ther used to shave for a pen::
t is th maonact reBection of ni
THE DRUMMER.
4 blood-red battle sunset stains
Tie l-rid winter sky:
Vhat spirit stirs withi n our veins
Ana lifts onr hearts so hfgh*
GiVes youth no peace, gives age no sleep,
For listening to the roll
Of the smitten parchment sounding deep
Its toesin to the soul:
Rataplant
Its rolling, rhythmie, rude aarum to the
listening soul?
For yester noon the folk that rid
- Their thresholds from the snow
Saw through the still street.s ermine hid
The dwarfish drummer go
A war-worn anclont, traRl-stained,
Beating a weird tattoo.
*Whose cunning lilt its bearers chaineld
And caught them ere they knew:
Rlataplau!
That straight they sprang from shop and
stall, and followed cre they kouw.
Ycr here the blear-cyed smith forsook
His forge fire just aflame,
And frorA his leathern apron shook
The cinders as'he came.
le left his clinking anvil dumb
On noisier busl:,css bdund, t
His mighty blows resouad:
Rataplan!
the er.shing, cl.nging music of his mighty
blows resound!
And there unwonted ardor lit
The trv.der's wrinkled face,
S 'Till wondering neighbors saw him quit
'The crowded market place;
The tinkle of the gathered pence
Forgotten, as ho heard,
Athwart the rending vell of senso,
The tambour's master word:
Rataplan!
Insudden, stern staccato, the drum's im
perious word.
Ire the slow priest his blessing said
The bridegroom left the bride.
The mourner left the cherished dead
His love had watched beside.
Pressed c'ose and fast through lane and
street
The ever thickening throng;
All st6.ping to the measured beat
That marshaled them along:
Rataplan!
The teasing, tripping measure that led
their lines along.
]ed sunset shot with sanguine stains:
A sword across tho sky;
What sacred fever swells our veins
And lifts ourhearts so high?
Gives youth no peace, gives age no rest
That hears the throbbing roll
That knocks so hard against the breast
And shakes the hidden soul:
Itataplan!
That strikes the heart within the breast,
and wakes the sleeping soul?
-Rdwaifydney Tylee, in the Spectator.
- ~ go noo -;ocoo no *oo~o
The. Duet of Cousins, I
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A Cruelty of War.
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- 'P N close formation,
the column slowly
and silently ad
Ll a mann
A ma fCen-t
- stargb.t w inter
evening rendered
the cold more
piercing. Icicles formed on the men's
beards, and their hands stuck fast to
the barrels of their guns. And oc
easionally a bomb, flashing through
space like a streak of lightning,
caused the men to instinctively lower
their heads and look back of them
where it had fallen among the offcers
of the Zouaves. And still the silent
procession moved on.1
* .To take possession of the enemy's<
territory by a bold stroke, driving the<
Bussians out of Sebastopol, and oc-1
.cupying it themselves, was their endi
in view, an end glorious enough to
hurry them forward, regardless of the
cold, the frost, or the hour. The
amusing apart of the situation was
that once more Company Przezinski
was to measure its strength against
-Oompany Przezinki.
SFor two months these companies,
.whose captains were consins, had lain
opposite each other. It was the
strife of the Przezinskis.
Both of Pohish origin, belonging
to the same family, the war of inde
pendence had separated them, the
one's father becoming Russian, the <
other's Fren:h.
They hardly knew each others s
names, having had but little corre
spondence, with probably no hope of.
ever meeting, when the Crimean War
brought them in contact.
Their first meeting took place dur
ing a truce, raised for the removal of
the wounded.
The Russian went toward the
Frenchman with outstretched hands. 1
"Good day, Adam."
The Frenchman embraced him, say
ing:
So it is on the battlefield that we
become acquaineed, my dear Boles
law."
"Yes: God wills that for the mo- I
ment we should be brother enemies."
And seated apart from the others,
hand in hand, they talked of their
kin, of Russia and France.
But the clarion soon startled them. I
Alreadiy they must part. Each<
* ~ ust leave the neutral ground and<
regain his own quarters. They would
sgain become enemies.
This was the last opportunity they
sver had of conversing peacefully. f
~ But this night they were again to.'
bneet. and a strange presentiment'<
heavily oppre:sed the Fren:h officer's
heart.
A shot brought the column to a halt.
They had been discovered.
Then like lions they sprang forward.
Not a gun answered the Russians' fire,!
but the wounded fell without a cry or
murmur, the wild and bloody chase ini
the night presenting a fantastic spec.
tacle.
It is a cilent hand-to-hand eneoun
ter that is tcrrible. Nothing is heard
* but the heavy breathing. The glis
* tening bayonets are raised for anin
stant, then furiously plunged. in their
seabbards of flesh.
-The prolonged, strt:ggio grows
fiercer; a b!ow is aimued at Adam's
heart, but a sword has Einrned it.
*Soleslaw has saved his cousin's ife
They look at each other saidly, then
grasp hands.
SThe sidenen is omressive.
TALES OF PLUCI
AND ADJVENTUIR
see **0eee0 000 * se '
On a Burning Ship.
HEN I was in Seattle
in December," said a
traveler just returned
fromAlaska, "themost
kalked-of young woman on the coast
was Miss Mabel Shirk, a pretty girl of
nineteen or twenty, who had been
saved from a burning ship. Miss
Shirk's father had taken her with him
Dn the schooner Hera, sailing from
Seattle .for Honolulu, with a general
Margo, including 1000 barrels of lime,
which he was advised not to take at
lhat.season of the year. The schooner
eft the Straits November 25, and at
aoce ran into a terrific gale. For
mwenty-four hours she was battered
by the waves, but kept on her course,
intil she sprang a leak, which wet the
ime and started the fire going. It
imoldered at first, and efforts were
nade to put it out, but they were un
vailing, and the ship was put back
;o the nearest land. The storm in
,reased, and the waves dashed over
he vessel continually, practically
Ldding fresh fuel to the flames, the
)ntire thousand barrels of lime get
ing wet. Miss Shirk was the only
woman on board, and every effort was
nade to conceal the real danger from
jer. So little hope was left that they
would be saved that Miss Shirk's
ather tried to get her to go to sleep
ad get a little rest, explaining after
vard that he thought it would be bet
er for her to be drowuid as she slept
han to meet death on the ship's deck
n the face of the waves and the flames.
"For twenty-five hours the crew
)atled with flood and fire, when land
ras sighted. Then Miss Shirk was
old to get all the warm underclothing
he had, for they could not tell what
old and privations might be encoun
ered on the unknown shore. As quick
y as she could she came from her
tateroom with a handbag containing
supply of woolen underwear. She
ras informed that she could not take
he bag, and that she must put on all
he could take with her. She went
iack to her stateroom to dress, but
he fumes of the lime were so strong
Low that she could not remain in the
abin, and she was driven to the deck,
rhere she was compelled to dress
roughout with the storm raging
"There was but one boat left, and
t one chance in a thousand that it
ould be launched, and still less that
t would ever reach the shore, but it
ras sure death to remain on the ship,
ud the boat took the risk and got
way to traverse the mile between the
hip and the land. There was not room
r all the crew, and several of the
trave fellows agreed to take the
hances of the boat coming back for
hem, but another boat put off from
he land, and they gotinto that short
y after their own boat had started.
'hirty minutes later the Hera was a
heet of flame fifom bow to stern, and
he burned to the wat'er's edge, going
own in fourteen fathoms. The land
g was safely made on Vancouver
sland, Clayogn~ot Sound, and the res
ed' persons were kinidly cared for
ntil a passing steamer brought them
ack to Seattle.
"Miss Shirk has not entirely recov
red from her experience at last ac
ounts, and she had given up going
o Honolulu. The one thought, she
aid, that was uppermost in her mind
uring the storm was that her friends
n Seattle would say, if she were
r owned: 'Well, she oughtn't to have
ailed on Friday.' OMiss Shirk ex
>ects to go with her father to Cape
ome as soon as navigation opens,
,nd I fancy she a young woman of un
imited courage."
Faced Four Mtountaja Lions.
"Twice in my life, up to five years
go, I have felt my hair crawl," said
he prospector,"but as to its standing,
n end I didn't believe such a thing
ossible. I was knocking about the
iountains of Idaho with a partner,
rhen I went out alone one cday to pop
ver some game f-or the dinner pot. I
ad gone amile or more from camp
nd had descended to the bottom of
ravine to get a drink of water, when
turned the top of a fallen tree and
a,n plump against as pretty a sight
a you ever saw.
"On a grassy spot in the full blaze:
f the sun lay four mountain lions
ist asleep. For half a miinute I
dought them dead, but as I stood
aring with my mouth open every one i
E the four sprang up with a growl. I
ad a Winchester in my hands, but I;l
auld no more have liftea it to nmyh
ce than I could have uprooted the
ae mountain. The first sensation I
ad caught me in the ankles. It was<
numbness, as if my feet were asleep,
ad it traveled upward until I stood
ere like a block of ice. Only my
rain was left clear. On top of the
umbness came a feeling that I was 1
reaking out with a rash. Then thet
air at the back of my neck began to
rl and twist and crackle, and a
inute later every hair in my head
'as on end. I had on a soft felt hat,
nad I am sure that hat was lifted an
ch or two.t
"As to the lions, they stood there,
ead on to me and sniffing and growl
g andi switching their tails, and had
but mov:ed a finger they would hae
een on me. I didn't move, because II6
ouldn't; I don't believe I moved .n
yelash for three minutes. By and by
ne of the beasts dropped his tail and1
hiea. My unexpected presence
u~d queer appearance mystified him.
[is actions were followed by another.
ad ten seonds later the four made a
nle do.wn the ravine. growling and
'hing as they went, They jad i1
been gone a minute before T felt i
blood circulating again, and perhai
it was another minute before I Con!
move about. Then I found my hat o
the ground at my feet. There wasn
a breath of wind down there, and i
my hair didn't lift that hat off in
head how did it leave it? I know th
hat was pusbed off. I' know it, be
cause when I got back to camp in
hair hadn't yet flattened down, an
when my chum rubbed his hand ove
my head there was a crackling as of
rabbit running through the dry brush
This state of things continued for tw
days, and the way I finally got th
scare out of my bair was to rub o
about a pint of coon's fat and heat i
at the famp fire."
Private Ora Platt a Hero.
The law provides that for an 'tn
listed mar to be entitled to a. meds
of honor his act of distinguished gal
lantry must come under the persona
observation of an officer. That is wh,
Private Ora Platt, of the Hospita
Corps, now with our. army in th,
Philippines, cannot get a medal. Oni;
a corporal saw him risk his life to savi
a wounded man, and a certificate o
merit is the best reward that can b,
given him. The affair happened las
year in the then more or less tem
pestuous'island of Negros. The rec
ords have come up, however, and thi
Chief Surgeon, Lieutenant-Colone
Woodhull, has forwarded them t<
Washington, with his recommendatiot
that the certificate be given to Platt
Platt was a member of the Firs
California Volunteers. It happenei
one day that he went out with a squai
under the command of Corporal Lero3
Smith to investigate some of th<
doings of the insurgents in the neigh
-hood of Carlota. They went aloni
the road without expecting to mee
resistance. Bat they met it of a ver'
stiff kind. The insurgents were wait.
ing for them, concealed in a ditel
that crossed the road. When the cor,
poral's squad came in good range the:
opeDed fire. Two men fell at the firsi
volley. That left four. These foni
ran back about twenty-five yards t
where another ditch crossed the roai
and got down in that. Then they be
gan to fire back with all the vim ani
the energy which characteYize th<
shooting of American soldiers. Bu1
their two comrades were lying in tht
road.
Platt left the other three Inen t<
tend to the shooting part of the busi
ness and made a dash for it t')wher(
the two men lay. He picked u on(
of them, swung hia on his back and
taggered back to he ditch,--u
6- al t a the c
badly arterr
irm had been
Unger of ble g eat Platt
got out his id bandage ; put a
tourniquet on e arm, bandai:ed up
the wound an aved the man's life.
Then he wen ut to get the other
3ne. Until he picked this one up .h
jad no notion that-tnis was not a case
to be bandaged also. But when he
iad the man on his'back he knew that
,he man was dead. Nevertheless he
,arried the dead man back to his comZ
rades in the ditch. Then he picked3
sp a rifle and helped stand off the in~
murgetts. The four men fought so
cell that the insurgents gave it up
after a while axjd went away.
Then the Aniericans took thei deadi
mad wounded back to camp. In~ the
British service men get the VictorT:s
Dross for such work as Platt's.
-A Girl and an AlligaMor.
Near Lakeland, ~Florida, where
United States troops were encamped
n~ the summer of 1898,.there is a fine
ake called Lake Gibson. The sol
liers often bathed in it, regardless of
bhe fact that it contains alligators;
mnd the saurians, being cowards,
~fraid to attack a man, let the aoldiers
ilone.
But it was different with the case of
Syoung girl who recently went bath
ing in Lake Gibson. This.girl, who
s fourteen years old and whose
nother, Mrs. Fields, lives near the
ake, could not resist the temnptation
:o jump off the wharf one summer asy
.n 1899, to take a swim.
She had scarcely touched the water
when her leg was seized by an alliga'
;or. The creature, which the girl
sou1d clearly see in the water, seizeil
ier between the knee and the ankle
md instantly pulled her under the
;urface.
The girl thought herself gone, but
he did not give up. On the contrary.
~he struggled with such activity that
he alligator was unable to hold her.
she broke away from it, rose to the
urface and struck out for the shore,
>nly a few yards distant.
The alligator returned to the charge,
his time seizing the girl by the fleshy
>art of the side, between the ribs anel
he hip. But she struggled again,
~nd once more managed to free her
elf, at the same time springing tow
rd the shore. This time the alligator
lid not get its jaws upon her. although
t followed her until she was safe on
Iry land.
Although the girl had two ug!y
rounds to show for he'r encounter,
er hurts are not of a mortal charac
er. She describes the alligator as
tot being of the largest size, but only
.bout five feet in length.
Gallantryv on the Bittlefieold.
From the fielai of party strife and
ilitary criticism it is a relief to turn
o an extract fromx a letter of an officer
t the front, wh writes:.
"An orderly was bringing some
rater to a wounded man lying on the
round near me, shot through the
hdomaen. He conld hard!y spealt.
wing to the dryness of his moithm;
at hie said:
"'Take it to my pal first. Hio's
~orse hit than me. '"-London Co,r
espondenea New York Timres.
Over 1603) wvomen are at presenti
akins uniforms for English soldiers.
) DISCOVERED CAPE NOME. s
th
co
AN AMERICAN MISSIONARY FOUND hi
THE NEW COLD FIELDS. so
Ie is Working a Clain For -i hrch le
Which is Realizing Handsomely-The
Rush For the New Eldorado is As- at
tounding-Gold In the Sands. th
IEUTENANT JARVIS of thel
revenue marine service, who
has been in command of the A:
' Bear in the arctics for several
7ears, and whose heroic rescue of the
ice-bound whalers in Bering sea two ,
years ago gained so much fame for
him, says that N. 0. Hultberg, of al
Ihicago, a missionary of the Swedish b(
Evangelical Missionary Society, which hE
aas churches in Illinois, Wisconsin,
iowa and Minnesota, was the actuel a
discoverer of gold at Cape Nome, where r
the miners are all flocking now. Mr.
Riultberg is now in Chicago, where he
'will remain until spring, and then re-!
sume work at his mission on Golovin ai:
Bay, sixty miles from Cape Nome, or
1where ne has been located for three ti<
or four year,. Mr. Hultberg is about m
thirty years of age, a native of Sweden th
$6nd a man of great endurance and of
zeal. He is very popular with the ta
!natives and miners and has been quite u
;successful in his missionary work. w,
1: Under his direction the missionaries so
took up a mine at Cape Nome last ar
-summer, and during the ninety days fo
when it was possible to work took out gc
about $75,000, which has not only paid se
all the debts of the society but has
paid for substantial buildings for the bl
,mission st!.tion and left a surplus to
purchase improved machinery and
other facilities for working the mines, Vi,
which promise to pay as well in the or
; future as in the past. It is rather un- ta
usual for a missionary society to pay hi
ts expenses by running a mine. Mr. th
Hultberg also took up a claim on his to
pwn account, and in addition to his
Iwork on the mission mine made about es
630,000 for himself last summer. tel
bt:
"During the summer of 1897," said PC
juieutenant Jarvis, "a party of Swed- ha
ish prospectors went to Golovin Bay, an
here Dr. Sheldon Jackson has - un
ssion, and worked all around that
ocality. I saw them several times
.when I was up there. They went with an
Hultberg on his missionary tours and h4
examined several valuable discoveries
he had made in the Cape Nome re- o
gion. Hultberg was much impressed
by them, and in the spring of 1898 in
'tted them out at his own expense for aff
the purpose of exploring Snake River. t.h
Iese leo-wa _ohis were
a man liamed Brintenson, who had R
ed ini copper mines in'the States th
ouritry; Lin loom, a runaway sailor, I
rufd Lindeberg who came over from mo
apland in charge of the reindeer on
hich Dr. Jackson imported from that -
courtry. They struck it rich on An- yo
1 Creek and in Snow Gulch and
1stakedaout'laims. They made their go
way back to Golovin Bay and told
Their story. They found there a min- th
jng expert from lalifornia, of the -
name of Price, v6m they took back bet
em to Che Nome, and also a
out S$1 e0m~ first four
aims for kthem~selves and me
erg. Then, feeling secure, ene
S..oember, 1898, they went down sto
to St. Michaels with their gold to Ey
spend the winter and get an outfit we
and supplies for early work in the bil
spring. The stories they told, of gre
course, set everybody wild, and when inu
they left St. Michaels for their claims he
they were followed by 1000 people. whl
- mo
"By the opening of navigation in str
1899 the news reached California and jthe~
the Klondike country, and there was kie
intense excitement. The original wh
discoveries were made in the gulches be
between the hills about three or four tin
miles back from the beach, and be
tween them and the ocean is a level dus
plain of sand called tundra. Along car
in August last a new-spaper man of ful
the name of Logan disappeared from gre
camp one day and was gone for nearly ese
a week. When he came back he des
brought about $500 worth of gold des
dust which he said he hadi v:ashed out! fat'
of the sand on the shore. At first eve
people did not believe him, but when cre
they tried for themselves they rocked pla
out such fabulous sums that the whole a 1
camp in the gulches was deserted and car
everybody went down on the beach, poi
making from $10 to $500 a day. From me
August to November they look out tol
$1,000,000, and the three Swedes, rep
Lindeberg, Brintensen and Lind- ma
bloom, made about $200,000 each. ene
The total amount of gold gathered at
Port Name during the short season
was about $3,500,000, and I think~
the product will be anywhere from in
$5,000,000 to $10.000,000 this year. wh
It depends simply. upon the number sur
of people that can get up there. There yes
will be a tremendous rush as soon as Iyor
navigation opens. Every vessel that fro
can be had an the Pacific coast has cel
already been chartered to carryminers brc
ana supplies, and every berth has al- so
ready been sold on every steamer. 9
The exodus will simply be limited tosp
the carrying capacity of the vessels." to
"How did th'e gold come there?" I gir
asked. pri
"Of course I do not know," replied we
Lieutenant Jarvis. "But the geol- the
ogists say :the racks in the foothills joy
were crushed by glacial pressure sac
that the particles were washed dawn
into the sands. The tundra between
the foothills and the ocean is as rich 1dat
in gold as the sand on the beach, lea
although the nearer you go to the has
water the easier it is to work it." Itoi.
"How is the climate?" art.
"It is not so good as it is at Daw- ma
son. In the latter place it is very Th
hot in sammer and very cold in II.
winter, but the air is dry and ex- . De
hilaratin ere is no wind. On Mu
mobe haeNme it is neither Prt
hot in the summer nor so cold in
e winter, but the cape is frequently
vered with a heavy damp fog, and
rh winds blow almost incessantly,
as to make it very dieagreeable,and
e country around is a barren, life
5s plain. At Dawson the miners
Ld timber for houses and fuel, but
Cape Nome there is no timber and
e miners will have to import their
mber and coal and all of their sup
ies from the coast States."
"How much gold was taken out of.
aska last year?"
"About $20,000,000 altogether. I
ould say," said Lieutenant Jarvis.
Che official figures show a product of
er $16,000,000 from the Klondike
)ne, and I think that is considerably
low the truth, because the miners
ve to pay a tax on their product
d they would naturally make their
ports as low as possible."
WISE WORDS.
It is a great pity that the knowledge
A experience gained by years and
portunities, by intelligent observa
)n and thoughtful reflection, is not
)re fully utilized for the benefit of
ose who are lacking in some or all
these advantages. So many mis
kes might thus be avoided, so much
eless labor saved, so much less time
sted, so many false steps prevented,
many disappointments, failure3
d sorrows escaped, that it is matter
e deep regret that really wise and
od advice is so seldom craved,
cured and followed. .
We mortals sometimes cut a pitia
e figure in our attempts at display.
e may be sure of our own merits,
t fatally ignorant of the point of
-w from which we are regarded by
.r neighbor. Oar fine patterns in
ftooing may be far from throwing
m into a swoon of admiration,
ough we turn ourselves all around
show them.
Every man will have the power he
rns, and the power that he has will
1, not because people like it or him,
.t because it is power, and as such
wer can keep itself erect without
ving a cricket put under its feet,
d keep itself dry without having an
brella spread over its head.
A mind in the grasp of a terrible
xiety is not credulous of easy solo
ns. The one stay that bears up our
pes is sure to appear frail, and if
ked at long will seem to totter.
Bravery may be cultivated. Show
, spirit of courage in the minor
irs of life traics us to be strong
) great crisis.
[t is the mind that makes the
1i; -nd as the iun brea+
darkest elqidaio'
lappiness may rese
antain or a molehill. I A
the distance you are from it. -s .
Eon need not pack up any worries.
a can get them anywhere as you
along.
L judicious silence is always better
n truth spoken without charity.
ts an omen of success, industry is
ter than a four-leafed clover.
~uppression of honest investigation
u,ret gession.
rmous. Corrfort as it is under
d in a big ship is quite unknown
n in what is known as moderate
ther cooking is almost an impossi
.ty, though this is less to be re
tted, for the dtira illa of the most
red seafarer often given way, and
feels a certain distaste for food
en, besides the extremely lively
ion given by the waves, the whole
cture vibrates and trembles n-l~er
strokes of the engines and the
k of the propellers. The duties
ich torpedo boat destroyers would
called upon to undertake in war
e are desperate in their risks.
he little ships are the enfants per
of the fleet. Even if they can
ry their di'ead assault to a success
issue, it will only be by the
atest chance that they themselves
ape destruction. The torpedo boai
troyer oflicers look coolly upon
,th as their more than probable
in action, but each thinks that
rything-himself, his ship and
w-will be well lost if he can only
t one deadly stroke which sends
attleship to the bottom. It is a
:parision between a few thousand
Lds' worth of structure, its arma
at, and a crew of less than fifty all
1, against a floating castle which
resents more than a million of
ney and carries 700 or 800 of an
my's seamen. -Blackwood.
Dowries For Poor Girls.
rather pretty custom is observed
a number of towns in France,
ere prominent citizens have left a
a of money so as to provide every
,r a small dowry, to be given to the
ing girl considered most deserving
i the point of view of general ex
ence, kindness to her parents.
thers and sisters, industry and
'he town of St. Denis has been
cially favored in this respect, and
lay as many as fourteen young
s to whom the municipality and
vate citizens have awarded dowries
e married at the same time, and
town was en fete on account of the
s of these little "rosieres."
Biographies of Women.
statistician in looking up some
a relative to famous women has
:ned that one hundred biographies
e been written about Marie An
ette, Joan of Arc and Mary Stu
Other women who have furnished
:erial for many books are Maria
resa, Queen Elizabeth, Catherine
of Russia, Marie de Medici, Mmne.
Maintenon, Christina of Sweden,
e. De Stahl and Queen Louise of
usanc
THE MfERRY SIDE OFLIM
STORIES THAT ARE TOLD BY THE
FUNNY MEN OF THE PRESS.
Two of a Kind-Its Avfcd Fate--Remark.
able Girl-A Drawback-EvIl Efects
A Change of Plan-The Rabbit's Foot
That's Lucky, Etc., Etc.
T'"e old-time cook with the coal-oilcan,
Who oft hurried hence without definite
PlaD.
Has b)eea overshadowed and forced to re.
tire
Dy tbe man who thaws dynamite out by the
lire.
-Chicago Record.
Its Awful Fate.
Mary-"Sure, an' he went off in a
pet.
Caroline-"Who did?"
Mar.y-"Tbe mouse. Our terrier
ate him."-Harlem Life.
Eeinarkable Girl.
"Adeldde has such a fine mind."
.'She has?"
"Yes; she can keep up her interest
13 a man after she knows he's en
A Drawback.
First Tramp-"How do you like di
business, pardner?"
Second Tramp-"It comes purty
hard. sometimes, on a man what is
nacherally gluttonous. "-Pack.
Evil Effects.
"Didni you send any of your chick
ens to the poultry show?"
"No; I've noticed that when a hen
sm.:nires a taste for society she gets
too~ stuck up to lay eggs."-0hWcago
Biecord.
A Change of Flan.
"The Folderols have recalled their
reception invitations."
"Anybody sick?"
"No; Mrs. Folderol changed her
mind, and concluded she would rather
have the house paiated."
The Rabbit's Foot That's Lucky. -
"Do you think that rabbitr' feet
are lucky?" Ten-pot asked.
"I do if they are rapid enough to
carry the rabbit safely away from the
hunter," replied Mullins.-Detroit
Free Press.
What Re Lacked.
"Why won't you marry ie?" he
asked.
"Because I don't have to," she re
plied.
Then at last he realized that, while
a mone he did not have enough
Ce- e .
e.-Chicago Post.
Sinister.
He says -he would glaly Tay h
d at my feet," said the sentimen
*&oung woman.
T OYf hat's what he'll do," said Miss
5Yenne. "After you're married hell
lay the world at your feet-and compel
you to walk on it because;you cnt
dfford a cab."-Washington Star.
Runnin So Risks.,
"I suppose you have given a great
deal of study to the subject; you are
~oing to discuss.'' -
"NTo," answered the readj ealk&
i?cnviced that the other a{h
tar.
Tn. Mission of Friend. '''
"I think it's so nice to' have eve er
nd ever so many friends," said th e
nthusiastic young woman. -
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne.
It's quite desirable. If you have
ver and ever so many friends, you
ire quite sure that no one will say
nything disagreeable aboutyou with,
Headed Her Off.I
They were speaking- of the new
oman movement.
"If a girl proposed to you," she
3aid, "you wouldn't dare refuse her."
"If a girl had the nerve and the de
ermination to make a proposal," he
eplied, "I wouldn't dare marry her."
In view of the circumstances she. -
eided to wait for him to speak first.
A Color Scheme.
".Do you mean to tell me she let
the child sit there at the table with
egg and cranberry sauce smeared on
its face!" said one woman in horror
stricken tones.
"Yes," replied the other. "But it
wasn't indifference. She said she
adn't the heart to wash she baby's
race-it looked so artistie."-WsSI- --
ington Star. .___
Would Refrain From That.
"If you were rich, what would you
ioe"
"I can't be exactly sure as to that,"
as the reply, "but I know what I
ould't do."
"What?"
"I wouldn't put in any time trying
o convince the poor that they are
teky to escape the nervous strain of
andling gr-eat wealth."
nlateur.
"You were all wrong in your an'
dlysis of that handwriting," said the
ayer in a grieved tone. "All wrong.
You didn't catch the significance of it
at all."
"Well," answered the expert, who
had been an editor. "don't blame
:ne. That's what you get for sending
e a manuscript that wasn't type
written. "-Washington Star.
In, Proper F,ormi.
The so'iety editor who1 was acting
temoraily as new.s editor, worked
vcr in this style a di.!patch pertain
iug to a battle.
' :neral Welter aI3nontees the en
ragement of Colo-: C Thompson with
considerab!e :.ree of the enemy yes- .. -
arh afternoo:). 'Coone-l Thompson
.ill lie at homie w.irbini the enemy's
'nes until exch ."Chicago Tri
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