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A LITTLE WHILE.
It is so natural that we fall asleep
Like tired chiLdren when the day is
That I would question why the living
When death has kissed the laughin. s
lips f ofne.
We dosnot sigh vhen golden skies have
The purple shadows and the gray (,f
Because we know the morning lies
Ard ive must wait a little while for
go when. grown weary with the care
Our loved ones find in sleep the peace
they crave, C
We-should not weep, but levrn to count ,
A prelude to the one beyond the grave,
And this be happy for them, not dis
But lift our hearts with love to God, I
And we. anon, like tired ones will rest,
It wo will hope and wait-a little
while. -Ella Bentley.
BY ANNABIE DWIGHT.
A pretty cove making in from the
ocean, a strip of white sand, and some
tall, gray cliffs for n' background; and
sueh a bright, breezy morning: The
cool waves leaped joyously in the June
sunshine, and caught a thousand glit
teriug rays in the golden light.
Kennedy was just pushing off for
the ymc t, as Beatrice Grant, actom
pauoW W her friend. Miss Lizzie Ful
torncame down to ttie pier.
lkennedy was the new skipjper. The
last one, Dawson, had been discharged I
for drunknness, and this man put in
Kennedy was dark and handsome, of
magnificent build, and had a decidedly
picturesque look, in his red shirt and r
zwhite str;Lw hat.
Beatrice who was quite an artist, I
L looked at him appprovingly with her
great, calm, innocent eyes, as, seeing C
tat shi wished to speak with-him, he (
his boat -about, and stepped
outupon the'pier. t
-is the Spray nearly ready, 'Ken- t
np 9" she asked, graciously. "Our t
rIived today, and papa says
:4K 6y WaftIng now for you and
alite smile revealed the I
1WtJ3C her -rhite teeth.
ithe nd i fair. we can. start to
Mtas Beatrice," said"Ken
evtb an Answerin~g smile, which
~~~~ rhet~ otenderness, as -
to. admire her.
ay, and as she ddso,
g silk gleve fell upon the o
F'ton w as rather near
looking back, whispered hur- b
y-to Beatrice: I
"I believe that man has picked up t
Beatrice turned back. s
Kennedy was standing quietly, with
~ olded ar'ms, looking after her. t
' Kennedy," with a sort of cold state- c
liness, "did you pick up my glove?" i1
" Your glove, Miss Beatrice?" he b
said, Imperturbably. "Oh no!"
And then, as the young ladies moved n
a. he threw himself once more into a
the- boat, and pulled swiftly for the
Spray, riding gracefully at anchor s
just off the shore. n
Once on the deck of the daiuty yacht, a
he drew from1 an inner pocket or his r
loosened shirt a small, crumpled. gray
glove. This he smoothed gently in I
hir strong brown jalm, tenderness and ib
amusement both struggling in the
smile which crept! into his hazel eyes.
'Aproud little ladly," he said softly,t
bs e pit the glove back again.
It wvas a jolly party which left
Grant Ledge Otn the following morning,
for a cruise along the Atlantie coast. e
Mr. Grant wa's the reputed possessor
of a handsome fortune; and his mnother- f
less daughter, lovely, talented1, andl
just 19) had invited most of her own
particular set. with one or two elder- 'a
*ly ladies. for propriety's sake, and now t
they were off for a month or two of de
Among the party' ther" were one or
two would-be lovers of the girl, and
occasionally, to escape their sentimien
tal speeches, shte would find Kennedy,
and talk' to him about the weather,t
and the course of tl-e yacht. etc., and
Kennedy, thoroughly understanding
her maneuvers, would aid her withi
only half-repressed amusement in his
But one time, as she approached the
wheel where he was standing a lurch
of the vessel threw her forward, and
as he caught her upon one arm, he
brushed his lbps lightly over the bright
brown waves of her hair. A delicate,
bright color flooded her cheeks instant
Iy, and the small head crested itself
with the statel'iness of a queen.
"Kennedy!" she cried, indignantly;
"you forget yourself: How dare you
Kennedy's dark face smiled down
at her with a conscious strength and
" I dare to 'presume'-in many ways,
Miss Bee, if I cared to," he said, calm
"You must not call me Miss Bee."
* the girl corrected, haughtily, fire flash
in g from her clear brown eyes: "that
name is only for the friends in my
-own station. And do not smile at me
in that way. Kennedy: Your very look
Kennedy bit his smiling lips under
his heavy moustache. and turned his
'MIg Beatrie." be snidl gentiy: "you,
are a very for'tunate .adly, as prou(d as
on are happy. Pray heaven that -you
may always rule as royally in your king
om1 as you do now. You think me
resumptuous. Your father's skipper
aring to touch a tress of your love
r hair! I am quite innocent of pre
uiption. Except in a pecuniary Way,
am the peerof any nanon this vessel.
'roud as you may b-, my little queen.
Cennedy dares to love you with a love
hat will never die!"
Turning his eyes once more upon her.
ie saw that Ehe was trembling, and
hat she seemed powerless to move,
rith her wide eyes fixed upon him in a
ort of fascination.
The night breeze was blowing up
Dol. Kennedy let the wheel slip abot,
n1d taking a wrap from the seat,
olded it defly about her.
"There!" he said soothingly. "It is
old here; go back to your friends.
Zennedy will trouble you no more
o not fear."
And he returned to his post, not
gain looking toward the slender fig
re which moved slowly away from
The next day Beatrice, with a great
ssumption of carelessness, inquiredof
er father where he had found Ken
edy. and who the skipper was.
"Why, I thought you new," was
he ready response. "Kennedy is the
on of old Lady Kennedy, down at
Nirch Landing,- two miles below our
lace. She is a reduced gentlewoman.
nd her son is a fine fellow-very much
bove his present position. He was a
vild boy, however: ran away to sea,
iid learned navigation In a hard
chool. He might have sailed master
f a large steamer to China, but his
aother, to whom he Is quite devoted,
s growing old and feeble, and he
ronld not leave her, although he could
nd no em'ployment suited to his ca
tacity. He applied for Dawson's
>lace, and I was glad enough to get
ilm, for he is a thoroughly good sail
Beatrice was very quiet all the rest
,f that day, and watched Kennedy
hyly from the corner of her long
ashed eyes. But to all appearance, he
tad quite forgotten the little episode
f the preceding night, meeting some
hance remark qof hers with a gravely
espectful salute. and immediately at
er requesting her in the most mat
er of fact manner to step aside, as
he great boom swung about.
There were no-more cozy chats with
Cennedy. Beatrice was - angry with
erself to find that she missed them;
or, the man could be a most delight
ul and entertaining companion.
Somehow his WasIonate words, so
tfferent from any she had ever list
med to, hainted Beatrice.. The sense
es compliients of' tihe young gentle
&Mu $Wad.*h yatht al A a
Sagain on the
tg ith him, but she
astoo rd -
At last, wbzen they were nearing
ome, came a terrible gale, when the
eavens were black above them and
'e sea black beneath, and all pande
ionium seemed to be let loose, as the
torm 'shrieked about them.
Beatrice, half dead with terror, felt
e Spray crash upon rocks, and was
anscious presently of Kennedy's voice
iher ear, and Kennedy's strong arms
earing her across the deck.
She clung close to him, not too proud
ow to hide her wild, white face
gainst the coarse blouse.
"The others first," she said, when
bie became conscious that he was
iking preparations to send her
shore in one of the boats with the
~st of the party.
So she remained with her father and
ennedy. Then a line was rigged to
elp) them over.
"You go first Mr. Grant." said the
kpper, "and I will bring Beatrice.
0," lie insisted, gently, as the old
ian hesitated: "I will surely bring
etrice." and he smiled a strangely
rand, fearless smile into the father's
ys as he drew the girl toward him.
"Yes, papa." said Beatrice. "Do not
?ar; I know Kennedy will save me."
She clasped her hands about the
ln's neck. and stood so, looking back
t her father as he swung himself over
tie side of the vessel.
And Kennedy did save her. They
amne ashore. Beatrice half senseless
ihis arms. hut alive and unharmed.
They were all saved. and a week
iter saw them in their own home.
Beatrice was quite ill for a day or
vo, but when she was able to come
own stairs, she sent for Kenendy.
He came in, (lark and handsome in
is splendid young manhood, and
miled at the slender figure in its white
"I sent for you." she said shyly. "to
sk your forgiveness for my foolish
reatment of you. Papa." laying a
'hite hand on her father's coatsleeve.
you told me not long since, to chloose
husband. I have chosen!" and she
mde a swift gesture toward Kennedy,
-hich brought him to her side.
"Bless my soul!" cried papa Grant.
aughng a little, and growing very red
a the face. "perhaps Kennedy doesn't
"Mr. Grant." said Kennedy, framing
he girl's sweet face In his strong.
varm hands. and kissing. tenderly andl
eerently the drooping white lids and
he red lips. "I love her, and I do
hoose her above all other women.I
ould give my life to make her happy.
Not a word about his poverty and
er riches-no cringing semblance of
elf-destruc'tion. Kennedy was quite
s prou.l inlhis way as Beatrice herself,
"Well. well." said Mr. G;rant. wink
nug a tear 'out of his kindly eyes. "you
esrve her, if anybody does, Kennedy,
ou saved her life. Be good to her,
.itnnedv, if yon don't v~ ant ma" to
Ienntulv smiled, withrot nn nwm.
and took a crumipled glove from his
"I eouln't help it." lie declared, as
Beatrice caught it from him with a
little stamp of her dainty foot. "I
couldn't, and wouldn't. have given up1
that precious little glove if my life de
pended upon it"
And he kissed her again with an
audacity that was refreshing to be
KNAP3ACKS OF MANY NATIONS.
English Soldiers' the Lighteit Because
They Rely More Upon Transports.
When the Germans heard of the re
cent enormons casualty list on the
fatal Aldershot field day, :;)ut whill
official inquiry has been held. there
was much self-complacent head-wag
ging and many unkind things were
said regarding the stamina and
marching capacity of Thomas Atkins.
As a matter of fact, any body of
troops under indentical conditiolns
would have had an equal casualty list;
but the Germans do not realize these
conditions. because in their maneuvers
they. and indeed all the crack contin
ental armies, without doubt. 'do these
things better." But the Germans ca,
march and so can the Frenchmen and
Russians, and, moreover, thetwoform
er in "marching order" carry a b'g
ger load on their backs than the Brit
ish soldier. Marching with them is
an important accomplishment, and one
not to be taken for granted.
The German recruit. after he has had
his parade-drill ground thoroughly into
him, is taken out to stretch his legs.
First, he marches In uniform only. then
he is given a rifle to carry, next his
knapsack. and so on unt:1 his march
ing order is at full weight.
During all this the distanCes are
being gradually lengthened, and finally
the pace is Increased. When trained he
is going his 20 miles regularly twice
a week, and he may be called upon to
do a 30 mile march occasionally, and,
fit as he is, he accomplishes it "on his
That Tommy Atkins can march, tco,
nobody will deny, but when compar
ing his comparatively spasmodic
pedestrian efforts with those of the
foreigner, general conditions must be
taken into account and here he does
not, as a rule, compare too favorably
except after a fortnight or less in the
Then, again, though some of our
authorities differ os the point, he
must have a breakfast to march up
on, and a -small amount of food every
live hours or so, and an occasional
mouthful of water to wash the dust
out of his throat.
They get all these things on the con
tinental maneuvers, as
in fact, an o ce n. thei
front has said that so far as hard
ships and lack of food are concerned,
the Transvaal is a paradise compared
to Salisbury Plain as it formerly was.
] The continental soldier carries a
heavier kit on his back thani the Brit
ish soldier because he relies less up
on his transport. and no matter where
the baggage train is he can always
pitch his tent at night and roll him
self up in his blanket.
When in heavy marching order Tom
my Atkins carries a coat and cape,
mess tin (comprising plate, frying pan
and kettle). a valise holding spare uini
fofm, shirts, socks, boots. brushes,
etc., a canvas haversack for sniwl
articles and a water bottle. Th:s
weighs complete, with rifle, pouches,
bayonet and 100 rounds of amm'uni
tion 66 pounds.
The German is provided with a
great coat, one blanket and good sheet,
a quarter of a tent n'nd pole, a mess
tin (which for the present is also his
water bottle) and an axe. His valise
(ontains a spare pair of boots. three
pairs of socks or foot rags if lhe is a
Bavarian), spare uniform and fatigue
dress brushes etc. The whole equip
:ment., with bayonet, rifle, and 150)
rounds5 of bali cartridge, weighs 72
The Frenchman carries much the
same. including tent section and blan
ket. but no waterproof sheet or hayer
sack. Tim compafny cooking pots are
divided up among the men. A drink
ing cup and spade c'ompletes his rig
out, which weighs, with rifle, bayonet
and 110 rounds of ammunition, 72
The Russian carries only 68 pounds
of kit. but then he has no blanket or
waterproof sheet. lHe is only bur
dened with 75 rounds of ammunition.
which is fastened about him in some
what clumsy fashion.
So far as food is concerned thle ied
coat, for ali the millions that are
spent on him, really fares worse than
his conscript comrades. With them
biscuit and coffee or chocolate at 5
a. m. is the rule. Dinner Is at 12,
and conlsists-and1 this is on mnnlenm
vers, too-of soulp, meat. sailad and
beer for the Germans. and one pinit
of wine per man for tihe French. At
0.30 Is a supper of cold meat. salad,
bread and cheese and more wine and
beer. The Russian menu is varied
with salt fish, but lhe fares weli on
the whole.-London Express.
Ameriean Lace Curtains.
There is a general impression that
all lace curtains are Imported, but it
has been stated i'ecently by a dealer
that 4.500.000 pairs of curtains are
made annually byv the dozen large
mills now operating ill the United
States. It is only within 15 years.
however, that fis has become the(
case, the first mill having been opened
in 1885 in this stat&. It was thuought
at first that th~e lace pr:oducedl here
could not equal the English in quality,
but In a fe yeai's the~ American
manfacil.turs wer-- ma~uking lace euir
tains oif as fiue qua lity as the impoi't
e .-- New York Tribune.
Plow Early for Fall Whea'.
It is especially important that the
ground should be plowed early for fall
wheat during a dry season. It is nec
essary that the ground become com
pacted before the seed is put in. If
early plowing is impossible, accom
plish the same results by dragging
and harrowing until the seed bed is
well flued. The soil moisture is then
retained much better than when the
ground is loose the roots of the plant
become well established and are not
so easily affected by hot. dry weather
in autumn or freezing weather in
The average poultry breeder feels
that there is too large a proportion of
infertile eggs, and of course he blang,
the breeder from which he purchased
the eggs. In some cases, there is ru.-.
questionably carelessness in sending
out eggs. In some poultry yards, the
management is so reckless that tke
shipper does not really know whether
his eggs are fresh or not, and, under
these circumstances It is simply crim
inal to send out an egg until it 'is
tested, that is tested to see if lt-is
fresh enough to go out. I have . -
ceived eggs that were-elearly too old
to have been sent out. If the manage
ment of the flock is what it ought'to
be, the stock is what it ought to be
and the eggs are fresh, there ought
not to be so much los as there
generally is. I do not wonder that
breeders do not guarantee their eggs.
There are several reasons why .tids
would not be practical. If the bredi
er is not sure of the eggs himself,: of
course, le does not want to guaranltee
them. If he is sure of them, or rela
sonably so, he can not take the te
sponsibility of their care and miansil
ment after they get into the hands'of
the buyer. He can not always tr
to the honesty of the buyer. If .-e
eggs are to be hatched by the fueu*S
tor, there Is chance for ruing.1
best eggs that were ever laid. e
operator may be a novice; though t
carefol novice does not ,ve so Mr
trouble as the careless man who1
experienced. I have known incvj
tors to be run at a temperature -a
difference of 15 degrees every day41t
would not be right to shoulder
sponsibility for-such carelessn
on the Mani dwho sold ti' eggs.
lttfe more are at bot -ends: of
line wo9d uee V gratifyng
The Youag Colts.
As a rule, on the farm
likes the c Most ex
perienced fame well-settled
principles as to the. Ing ai t
of colts. It is . ally thought best
not to-f6eegraid to them; but we ob
serve that a phectical farmer writes
in a letter to aA exchange that It is
no waste of ftoea to- give a young colt
oats. but a genuine profit. "If the
mother's milk is scant, or she is hard
worked, and the colt cannot be fed
often," says this writer, "then it is
well to teach it to drink fresh, sweet
milk. I have done this and the colt
learned very readily to drink and be
come a great pet, selling as soon as
weaned for $100. But then there was
soe blood, as well as milk in his
makeup. Not allcolts are so tractable.
A little one we have now, as black as
Black Beauty and only a couple of
weeks old, is as tame almost as a kit
ten. and will come whenever I ;.o
near him. If the colt is left loose in
the stall with his mother, when about
two weeks old he will begin to nibble
at her oats in the box. Then fix a
little box low dlown where he enn
reach it easily and leep in it all the
oats he will eait. He will not over
eat but he will grow and grow and he
an honor to the stable.
"Above all things do not let a young
colt follow the mother when she is
working in the field or traveling. This
wears him down more than one can
feed up in a good while and it is a
cruelty to the colt. A mare may
travel 20 miles in a day plowing or
in work of that kind. Why should
the little colt do the same. It is an
easy matter to separate the mother
and( colt. the habit soon forms, and
makes it still easier. It is well, too,
to subject the young colt to tying, but
he should be watched a little at first
to see that he does not injure himself.
A colt subjected to the halter and to
handling is half broken."-Farm,
Field, and Fireside.
The ideal prup~ng is that which comn-.
meces in the nursery rows when the
trees are 8 year *old and continued
eahl year until the trees have served
their usefulness in the orchard where
they have borne fruit for many years.
It is therefore an operation which
commences with the nurseryman, and
it is his office to see that the trees are
symmetrical and with the limbs at the
proper' distance from the ground. The
best and In fact the common way
with the majority of nurserymen is to
remove just after they have started,
the buds which are found below the
point where the head of the tree is
to b'e and other undesirable places.
This is readily and quietly done by
rubing off these young shoots or
iuds with the hands. It may be nec
essry to repeat this operation dur
ing the first one or two seasons. The
secold season, when the trees are
transplanted, remove all superfluous
limbs ilose to the body of the tree
with -> shiarp knife. (lutting- black the
of the previous year's growth. Th!s
Is the time when the orchardist should
receive the tree; yet It is common prac
tice to wait until the plant M-3 at
tained its second or third year. In
any case, the year the trees are MIaIy
et In the orchard. they should be A~ei
I-"ded in, cutting to a bud which on
1Wght varieties will be left on the
outSide, and on the more straggling
tioeties is left on the inside. This
-b.* sto form the new limb and tai'
e"ce with its fellows in forting
thelmain branches of the tree. If 'ne
deO ligher-headed trees than thos*e
whb the nurseryman has to furnish.
hduiply needs to take up a leaier,
sted at the head, at the dlswi'ed
pohit:nd removing the lower branch
es. year after the trees are
plapte' should be gone over care
fully, an 'a' Imb removed here or
there, tbe..objet being to prevent rub
bing f and to allow the top
to be: re - . open.-Hone and
papI op Stables.
-In my t elr o e e state I find
-that t*ere little improve
ment In- cow stables.
They are . .tter condi
tIon than 20' -ago. The
time. has mustbea
change. In ugs of
many dairy ng. sa-l-.
er because of d Por
ly ventilated a m1posible
to keep' the ilkgbs and
not -1nst o&a
Cows are foretC j ?.
They are .ed
can be kept .
light. - Light h
nes s ','.. I
of the' s8
the cold-air will xiot be forced down
Intb the stable. The iron pipes a.
sume the temperature of the air of
the stable and are more effective in
drawing off the foul air from near the
floor than any other kind.
The character o-e
Important in a cow stable. It should
he waterproof, so as-'to save all man
ure and to prevent fermentation and
consequently contamination of the air.
-Cement floors with roughed surfaces
are probably best, being inexpensive
and durable. Brick answers very, well
for flooring, provided It Is lal& on a
firm foundation and the spaces be
tween the bricks filled with cema~nt.
The cattle should be made as com
fortable as pcasible, and in my ex
perlence I have found that swinging
stanchions are the -miost satisfactory.
The mangers should be openi so that
they can easily be cleaned. I would
advise partitions batwveen the heads of
the cows, as this tends to prevent the
transmission of contagious diseases.
like tuberculosis. There should be no
dark corners or dead spaces in the
bairn, where (lust and trash can accu
mulate. Walls and ceilings should be
as smooth as possible, so that they
can be kept whitewashed and free
from dust and dirt. Good barns are
not necessarily very expensive.-Dr.
Leonard Pearson, in American Agri
Farm and Garden Notes.
Pick beans closely and they will
bear longer. Never hoe or cultivate
them when they are wet, as this
Asparagus plants are generally set
too near together. The biggeyt stalks
come- from vigorous plants set three
feet apart and manured lavishly.
Indirect manures are those which do
not furnish the plant with food direct
ly. but by freeing the plant food
locked up in the soil are beneficial to
Weeds are usually intorduced in tim
pure seed, especially grass and clover
seed, and carried from farm to farm
or scattered along the roadside by
On the Pacific coast it has been
shown that onions can be kept from
sprouting if placed in cold storage.
The bulbs are kept for .almost any
length of time in fine condition.
Linie may be applied to the surface
of plowed land where it will work in
of Its own accord. It is best put on
a field In the fall. When applied to
mowing land, spring applications are
Winter and autumn irrigation are
growing in favor. The land when
thoroughly soaked during cool weath
er is in better condition for plowi~ng
the following season and needs less
water during the summer.
Common salt contains no essential
elements of plant food and is conse
quently of little value as a fertilizer.
Occasionally some little benefit Is
noticed upon Its application. This is
probably due to its effect in liberating
TO FREE AN ANARCHIST.
HOW A WOMAN'S CURIOSITY UPSET
AN INGENIOUS PLOT.
Thrilling Account of the Attempt to Re
lease Berkmann, Who Is Cenfined in the
Allegheny Penitentiary for Shooting H.
C. Frick Daring the Homestead Strike.
The Pittsburg correspondent of the
Chicago Record, writes as follows:
Woman's curiosity-responsible for
many things-led to the discove:y of
the tunnel by which Alexander Berk
man, the anarchist who shot Henry
Frick during the~ dark days of the
Homestead strike, expected to crawl
to freedom. Had Miss Jenuie McCarty
not been so curious to know something
about new neighbors it is possible that
Berkman. would now be at liberty.
The western Pennyslvania peniten
tiatry stands on the north back of the
Ohio river in lower Allegheny. On
three sides of It are houses, some of
them being within 30 feet of.the prison
wall. Sterling and Refuge streets meet
at right angles at the southiistern cor
ner of the prison. Miss McCarty lives
on the corner of Sterling street, and
almost directly opposite is a two-story
brick house at No. 28. From a sentry's
box on the top of the 35 feet high pris
on walls officers of the penitentiary
could look into the windows at No. 28.
The house is owned by J. W. Langfitt,
an engineer in the penitentiary.
In the middle of May a man. giving
bis. name as -Thomas Brown and his
@dress as Chicago agreed to purchase
the house from Langfitt by paying
10 cash and agreeing to pay the re
in. installments of $250 every
inqnth s. Of course every woman
*t lghborhood heard of the sale
, :to see the new
latter were - four or
gWqnan All-the fur
--- w flewchairs,a8
some cots,. a
was. always open. She was Mrst
up in the morning in the neIght
hood and the last to go to bed at
and played the piano contin ,
If the postman.a r, the gro
cer's e vegetables or the mili
an .was delivering bottles of milk it
was the same. Everything was handed
to the woman through the window.
The front steps and pavement w',re
never swept, and the woman appeared
to do nothing but play the piano, and
her voice, a rich soprano, could be'
heard all over the neighborhood.
"Well, I don't know, but things look
mighty funny," said Jennie McCarty
one night in June while she and some
neighbors were enjoying the music.
"That piano wouldn't be going all the
time if it wasn't for a purpose. I hon
estly believe those people are building
a tunnel wider the street to blow up
Langfltt, prison engineer, whdowned
tile house, was sent for, and the day
following the door was opened..
Warden Wright and the other prisoin
oieers never allow themselves to be
surprised at anything prisoners may
do, but what they saw in this house
dazed them. In the front of the cel
lar was a closet about six feet square.
In the bottom of the closet was an et:
caation six feet long and two and a
half feet wide. The hole led under
the foundation of the wall and out un
der Sterling into Refuge street. The
tunnel was explored as far as the
guards could go, but foul air in the
hole drove them out.
After making sure that there were
no men in the tunnel the party ex
plored the house. In a pantry on the
first floor was found an ordinary blow
fan, by which air was forced through
galvanized pipe into the tunnel. At
tached to the roll of the fan was a
leather belt, and this was also around
a large buggy wheel, between the
spokes of whieh was a handle used to
turn It. Each revolution of the whete1
caused the fan to revolve and blow air
into the pipe. Tile latter ran along the
roof of the tunnel, which at no point
was less than two feet deep and wide.
In the front room of the house stood
tie piano. On the wall alongside of
the instrument was an electric push
button.' The wires from this also led
into the tunnel. The latter had been
properly braced, or shored, the wires
~eing neatly tacked to the woodwork
holding up the roof, and the iron pipe
also held firmly by hooks. An electric
bell was found in the tunnel, and the
reason for the existence of the push
button was plain. The woman, seat
ed at the piano, without stopping,
could press the button and alarm the
men working in the tunnel should dan~
ger arise. Over the piano was a large
mirror and another w s at t'i wcman's
back. Without turnihg her head she
could see people coming along th'a
street from either direction, and at the
same time watch the sentry on the
But little furniture was fcund in the~
house. Cheap matting was 0:3 the floor
ad a great quantity of cooke~d meat.~
in the kitchen. Tfhe dining moomi table
was just as it had been left after a
meal. There were six soup bowls,
which had been used, and six kjpives
and forks. This led to the belief that
s!x persons were in the plot, and -that
they had gone away hastily.
Down in the cellar at the entrance
to the tunnel was found a suit of
elothes, in one of the pockets of which
was a cipher letter. It was supposed
to be a letter of instructions to the es
Daping convict telling him where to go.
Several experts P.gree that in the coM
bination of Hebraic, Russian, German
and shorthand characes there Is
omething about the East 72d street
elevated station and First avenue. NV_
body has yet been found who can
read the cipher. -
When it was found impossible to ex
plore the tunnel from the Sterling
street end because of the foul air
which the blow fan could not drive
ut, excavations were made on the
outside. Men who have crawled in
went over 150 feet parallel with the
Refuge street wall, and the tunnel
was easily found. After crossing Ster
ling street It runs close to the peniten
tairy wall. The latter is built on plies,
which were cut with a saw and Jatch
et by the tunnelers.
The prison end of the tunnel was give
feet from the wall and within 40 feet
of the prison hospital. It terminated
under a large flagstone, which wIRas
over a thin.crust of earth and gravel
about three inches thick. Between it
and the prison proper was the large -
prison stone pile on which convicts
work. The flagstone was so wedged -
In the earth that it could be moved p
like a trapdoor sufficient topermit th.
passage of a man.
Nothing could be .effsI the
convict to drope
stones if he knew the
the end of theP'amW,
hole and puU he sOatton.
be were missedand
the stone wield
tie evident .
at the earth nea2t
seemed to be
Ms feet When e e
asked him aboat- it' 'e~ ~
erely uncoveringHeW *s j .
canary. In that end of
rard thereis plenlty
Berkman gathered enougP t~a 0.
WASHINCTON NOMENCLRTURE.- .,
(o President's Name in the Senate, s
in Bos, Directory Full of Themt.
In the Senate' there is no nee
responding with that of any pe~ft
In the House there are 'four-Aoans
> Pennsylvania, Pierce of Tenneeee,
Polk of Pennsylvania and Taylorio
In the city directory of Washindt~on
all presidential family names are re
peated, and In some instances- tiu.
There are 14 John Adamses, two
Fames Buchanans, one William Hen- &
ry Harrison, one Benjamin Harrison,
L3 Andrew Johnsons, seven James
Monroes, two Franklin Pierces, one
Fames K. Polk, 12 John Tylers, four
artn. Van Burens, 13 George Wash.-.
ngtons with no. middle names, and
ne William McKinley besides the
There are 18 Arthurs, 18 Clevelands,
10 Fillmores, one Garfield, 71 Grants,
20 Lincolns, a raft of Miadisons, Tay
lors galore, Washingtons by the page
and a number of McKinleys.
Washington, Jackson, Lincoln and ~~
Garfield are the only presidents hon
ored with public statues. Washing
ton and Lincoln have two each.
There is none of any i-ice president.
Daniel Webster is the only cabinet
offer and senator who has been so
honored, for Garfield never took h.s
seat as senator. i
The army has one general. Scott.
The navy has Farragut and Dupont
The supreme court has one, John ~ -
ay, first chief justice.
The above list does not include the
statues ini Statuary hail.
The city directory of Wash'ngton
always includes the president, not one
of whom ever was or is a resident of
the city, and the same is true of all
cabinet officers, heads of departments.
senators and representatives and all
other officials, few of whom call
Washington their home.
Most visitors, and many who live
in Washington, speak of Jackson
square or park, forgetting that this,
the most generally known square in
the city, is Lafayette.
The Best Way..
Castletoni-Whalt do you think!
Here's a fellow who writes and says I
borrowed $10 of him over eight years - -
ago, and he wants the money'
Clubberly-Whly don't you. write
him hack and tell him it takes more
than eight years to chatnge your di