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After minuet, nort n dusky, when Ifn
neither nlnhl nor clay.
Wlii'ii th IlKlitn invny to went'ard channe
from crlniKon Into ftray.
when the katydid uro unllln' mid firefly
Willi hi lump
Coes n-Ktruylii' through the evenln' whero
tin- innplo leaven are dump.
Tliere'n 11 drnwky. dronln' murmur bows
tin' sleepy, noililln' head.
When the whlppoorwlll In slniiltur' ami It's
lima tu ko to lied.
Down acroiin the dowy pnsturo llko tho
murmur In a shell,
Here n' thero the drowsy, dreamy, fur-
ot tinkle of a boll.
Comes the myrliul cricket chorus blend-
Inir In liarmonlc blur
Willi the heavy, lioomln' rumble of the
clumsy beetle's whir.
When the hnrd dny's work Is over and tho
wi-iiry horsm fed
When the whlppoorwlll Is slnKln' and It's
time to ko to bed.
l'alnt the sun thnt mounts the heavens;
ptlnt the crimson afterKlow;
Hpri'ucl upon your IIvIiik cauvus all tho
sophlitrles you know;
Breathe the spirit of the masters Into pic
tures of the day.
From the rlsln' of the sun until the hills
bruin to (tray.
Hut you cannot paint the mysteries that
charm the weary head.
When the whlppoorwlll Is inKin' and It's
time to ko to bed.
A Professional Visit,
I1Y FRANK II. SWEET.
(Copyright. 1901. by Dally Htory 1Mb. Co.)
It was bltlurly cold, mid tho two
fljturus threading their way down tho
mountain sldo bunt to avoid tho Blam
ing particles of ico that stung their
facos. Yot only tho day boforo tho sun
had shono and May (lowers had opened
thulr petals to a soft breeze.
"Hurry! hurry! Doctor! for mercy's
sake, hurry!" Implored ono of tho fig
ures, shouting in order to bo heard
ubovo tho wind, and tho other flsuro.
strong and athletic though It wns. threw
Itself forward still moro (lorcely In vain
endeavor to overtuko tho old man, who
waa plunging on ahead. "Hurry! hur
ry! hurry!" camo back to him aB part
of thu wind. "It's ten miles yet. an'
sho may bu dyln'. For mercy's eake,
Only a few hours before, Just as tho
storm was bursting, thu old man had
appeared at tho door of a small iso
lated hotel in tho mountains and de
manded a doctor, nnd when nssured
theie was not ono within twenty mllea
ho had thrown up his hands with a
despairing, "An' she may bu dyln'l She
may bo dyln'l" Thon suddenly
straightening himself, ho had nskod
harshly to be shown tho road to tho
nearest doctor. At that moment tho
young mnn had nppeared.
"I am not a doctor," he had said, "but
I studied modlclnu two yearn before
deciding upon tho ministry. I havo
only Just arrived, so I know nothing
about tho location of doctors hero. As
you are in a hurry, I may be better
than none, nnd am at your service."
Hardly a word had been spoken since
then, except tho Intermittent "Hurry I
hurry!" Down slopes thoy hnd plunged,
dodging trees and bowlders, slipping
and stumbling, and up slopes they had
'limbed and scrambled, clinging by
"Hurry l Hurry 1" he called,
iheor force of fingers whoro they would
often havo fallen back, their ono
thought to cover distance as rapidly
as possible. Mllo after mile fell away
bohlnd them and still thoy bent their
faces to tho slanting particles of Ice,
the young man unable- to seu where he
was going, but following his compan
ion, who was apparently oblivious of
fatigue or pain.
Hut suddenly as they hurried on the
old man's foot caught In some projec
tion and ho was thrown violently for
ward. Almost Instantly, however, he
was upon bis feet again and plunging
on. Hut only tor a few steps; then he
totUrod and fell.
"Hurry! hurry!" he called. "I've
tiroke my ankle, and can't keep up.
Foller tho ridge till ye como to a guU
loy with plno tree on one side. Keep
through It, nnd then turn to tho right.
My cabin's in tho oak scrub beyond."
"Hut you," protested the young man
anxiously. "I cannot leave you llko
this. Let mo attend to your uiklo
"No, no, no!" screamed tho old man
harshly. "Go on, I tell ye. There's no
Ume for me. I'm all right an know
every foot o' these mountains. If my
anklo Is broke, I can hobble along, an"
will get there 'most a3 soon as you. Oo
on, I tell yo! Hurry! hurry! For mer
cy's Bako, hurry! Sho may bo dyln'!"
Tho young man sprang away obe
diently. Along tho rldgo and down the
gulley ho hurrlod, dodging thJ trees
and rocks when he could see them, and
bruising himself ngalnst them when ho
could not, the storm still beating In his
fico, but the bitter cold unnoticed In
Ills haste. At the end of tho gully he
neard tho rush and roar of turbulent
vator3. and presently camo to tho bnnk
of a dtroam. thirty or forty feet wldo,
wnoso current was broken into white
ridges by Its forco against tho rough
ness of tho river bed. The old man
had not spoken of this. Doubtless ho
knew of a fording placo, and had ox
pected hliiiBolf to lead the way across.
There wns no time to look for a ford
now, and without hesitation tho young
man (lung himself Into the Icy water
Ho was a strong swimmer, but when
he drow himself laboriously up the
opposlto bank ho was breathing heav
ily. Another ten feet of tho whirling
Icy current ho felt would have been
moro than ho could have overcome
For a moment he lay panting and
trembling; then rose Htlllly to his feet.
In his wet garment ho would soon
frcezo unless ho kept moving.
Far up the slopo ho could sco tho
scrub oaks, and among them was
doubtless tho cabin. It wns still miles
away, and would roqulro hard climbing
to reach It Tint the very oxortlon of
such a climb would ho the beat means
of keeping him from freezing. Up, up
ho climbed nnd crawled, all tho tlmo
moro Blowly and painfully, his gar
ments soon freezing stiff as boards nnd
his flngerB becoming rod and blood
stained. Uut at last ho reached tho
scrub, and soon after saw the cabin
In which was tho life ho was to savo.
It was lato tho next day when the
old man followed him up tho slopo,
even moro slowly and painfully. It
required sevoral hours to hobble to the
scrub, and several moro to reach the
cabin. When ho pushed open tho door
with an Improvised crutch, ho saw a
girl lying on a couch, her face palo
and frightened, but her eyes clear and
bright. For the first time tears began
to fall from the old man's eyes, for the
brightness of the girl's face told him
that she was saved. Upon the floor
lay tho young man breathing heavily.
"Ho fell there after he saved me,"
the girl said, hurriedly, "but first he
took some of his own medicine. Ho
said he would try to get to the Are.
I could only He here and wait and
watch. It's been awful, for maybe
Henry Is dying. You must hurry for
a doctor, uncle."
"Yea, yes; I'll hurry for on right
off," said the old man thankfully; "bo's
earned that. Hut first I'll git him on the
bed an' give him something hot to
drink. I reckon mebbo he's got chilled
and used up."
Out as he bent over him, the young
mnn opened his ayta; at first blankly
then vrlth growing Intelligence In them
"It's moro exhaustion than unythlni
else," ho whispered, "that and tho cold
I'll bo all right In a day or two. Don'l
go for a doctor; you'ro not able. Yot
might hand mo my box of mcdlclno. II
fell on the floor. And nnd "
The old mnn bent lower.
"Is Is El-sle doing well? Yot
might glvo her another spoonful
from tho glass."
Tho old mnn nodded, a surprise;
look coming to his faco. Uut thi
young man had fallen back uncon
Threo days later the two wero out
side tho cabin together. The old mat
wan sitting on a bench, his ankli
"Your nleco is all right now," tht
young mnn was saying. "If she hat
another attack, glvo her tho medicine
as I have directed. And you must be
very careful of your ankle for a week
or two though for that matter I shall
ho back again soon. I you see I
used to know your niece. We attended
schools in tho samo town. Then she
disappeared, and I could not obtain her
"Yea," said the old man, "an you've
found her here?"
"I've found her hero," simply, "and
and sho says I may call again. Uut
The old man reached Into his pocket
"I wish I could give you something
llko what you'vo dono for mo's worth,
Doctor," he said, wistfully, "but 1
can't Elsie's paw was rich, but h
died, an' Elslo camo to live with me
I git my llvln' huntln. This Jb all tht
money I've got, but you must take It,'
and ho held out a silver dollar.
Tho young man glanced at it smil
ingly, with refusal on his lips. Uu'
something in the old man's eyes madt
htm chango his mind. He took thi
dollar and slipped It into his pocket
"Thank you," ho said. "Now I musi
When lie camo to the crossing tc
which the old man had directed him, i
treo fallen across tho river, he paused
and took somo letters from his pocket
Ono of them he opened and read
"Dear Jack: Allow me to congratu.
late you in advance upon your succesi
in the suit All that waa needed wat
the evidence which you write you
havo secured. The money is unques
tionably yours, axd even the other side
tacitly admits this, while counting for
bucccss upon quibble of the law. Uut
you must be careful to have your evi
dence In court on the 20th, or the case
will go by default. Fivo thousand
dollars Is not much, but it may bo of
"Ho fell there after he saw me."
great use to a young fellow like you,
wno is Just starting out In llfo. Yours
as ever, ."
The young man tore the letter into
strips and dropped them Into the
swirling curron't of river.
"It Is now the twenty-socond," he
said contentedly, "and the case has al
ready gono by default. Uut what of
It? I havo found Elsie."
The Population of Ionrton.
Te population of London, according
to tho authoritative and careful calcu
lations of Mr. Wolton, published In
tho Dccembor (1900) Issue of the Royal
Statistical Society's Journal, amounted
to only 1,000 000 In 1801. This figure
hnd doubled Itself by 1841; and In 1891
tho total reached 6,442.000, and by 1901
was probably C 250 000. The area In
cluded. It should be said, Is not precise
ly thnt of the censiiB returns, so that
the figures, though based upon the cen
sus returns, differ considerably from
them. Uut practically we may say
that In the lapse of a century tho In
habitants of London multiplied sixfold.
This enormous population, greater
than that of many European rtates ol
the second class, Is compressed within
a space of about 130,000 acres, or, say,
200 square miles. National Review.
llimtor the Heath Pena'ty,
The death penalty for murder has
beon restored In Colorado and Iowa.
In both States the Imprlsonment-for-life
experiment resulted in a largely
Increased list of homicides. There art
now only four States In which the
death penalty Is not Infllctod. Chicago
SOME SHORT STORIES FOR THE
Tho Thrilling Itenctie ot Ollmnr nnd
Ills l'nrty From the Hands of the
Vlllplons Denrrllieit by CoL Luttior 11.
Hare Many Hardships.
T like tho man who faces what he must
With step triumphant and with heart
Who fights the dally battle without
Sees his hopes fall, yet keeps unfalter
That (Jod Is good; that somehow, true
Ills plans work out for mortals; not
Is shed when fortune, which the
world holds dear,
FallB from his graBp better with love
Than living In dishonor envies not
Nor loses faith In man; but does his
Nor ivor muimurs at his humbler
Uut, with a smile and words of hopo,
To every toller; he alone is great
Who by a life heroic conquers fate.
Sarah K. Uolton.
Tin: iii:hodk op hi.mohk.
"Ue.'ore I left Texas my fathor seem
ed to have his mind est on the rescue
of Qllmore nnd hU party," said Colonel
Luther It. Hare at Kansas City recent
ly. 'Let nil other things go, If pos
sible,' he wou'd ray, 'and g?t poor O
Gllmore out of the Filipinos' hands.
Dr. Lleberman of Kansas Cl.y. was my
chief surgeon, and bUwoen the two
of us we got 1 300 men, physically flt
to go anywhere. Fate and my father
soenifd to ba w rk ng together, for
roon after reaching Luzon Oeneral
Wheaton ordered me n.rth to Join
General Young's commnnd. and Young
at once sent mo out ait r Gllmore. We
were about In tho center of Northern
Luzon nt Ulngnat, In Arara province
when we made tho sta't with 1C5
men and somo nntlves. We passed
through tho district p:oduclng tho fin
est tobacco In all Luzon, and breech
clout people grew It. Once we came to
a douhtfu' p'ncj In the trail, and a
piece of bluo flannel shirt set us rlsht.
Uut the best guides we had were chalk
matks on tho cliffs. These generally
took tho form of 'D Ink Dlank's Ueer,'
and wo knew Americans had wrlttsn
:t, but we wondered why they should
choose to mark the trails with sugges
tions of that nature. Wo had beon out
eleven days, I think, when wo lan onto
a party of fifteen Insu gnts escorting
three Americans. We attacked, kill
ing five Filipinos, and the others fled,
leaving tho prisoners. They were from
Gllmoro-'s party, had escaped and been
recaptured. Ollmore. thoy said, was
about two days ahead. Early tho sec
ond dny later we came upon tho nival
ifllcer and hit. parly. Thtlr captors
had heard of cur coming and fled.
Gllmoio begged them not to loavo him
w thout focd or arms, and his men
had had little except pony meat for
two days b fore we leached them.
Oilmore hnd b3cn n pr'soner nearly
eight months when we found him and
ho seemed dazed. In fact, nono of the
men were v ry d monst at.ve. True
Americans, they had never ceased to
hope, and the relief camo rather as a
matter of courso Glimore's authority
had a ways b on recognized by his
men, and he had made a civilian nam
d Langford his executive offleor. And
here tho beer advirtlsements on tho
trail were explained. Langford was
agent for an American brewery and
was capturod whllo In somo out-of-the-way
place drumming trade. On tho
march Into tho mountains he took
some chalk from a school house and
with this wrote 'Drink Ulank's Deer'
along tho trail. The Flllp.no officer in
chnrge caught him at it, and ot courso
" 'Oh, I'm only advertising ray beer,'
Langford told him, aud the Insurgent
thought it was a good J ko. One or
Gllmore's men, a young fellow from
San Francisco, had a little monkey
which he carrlrd on a 1 the trip, and
ihey made good use ot h m. In many
cases the fruits and berries In the Lu.
ton mountains are poisonous. These
hungry men would lead the monkey to
the fruit, and If he ate they would eat,
otherwise the most tempting growth
would go untouched, and the little
monkey never abused the trust placed
In him. We had no rations and decid
ed It would be nearer to float down
the river to the northern coast than
to try to go back. Rafts took us out
near Apawl, where we found the
Princeton, In less than two weeks.
Rice was practlcU'y the only food
we could find. On the entire trip I
lost only ono man. He died of small
pox, and we brought his body back on
a raft. Nono of the other men were
A RKMA1IKAUI.K CASE.
One ot tho most remarkable cases
f a man surviving a severe wound
Is that of Augustus F. Emery, ot Dor
chester, Mass., who was wounded In
tho bnttle of Gettysburg. July 3. 1863,
and carried the bullet In the muscles
of his back for ten yca-s. The ball
entered near the waist line, on tho
right-hand side, and lodged, no one
knew Just where, for a long time; but,
as was finally deteim ncd, about three
Inches to the right of the spine, nbout
on a lino with tho point of Its original
entrance. He lay on tho fHd of bat
tlo thirty-one hours, and nil the nour
ishment he recelvpd wns a drink pf
water Ho wns c.irrcd to the fleld hos
pital on tho night of July 4, but It was,
not until noon of the next day that an
attemp wbb made to remove the bullet
Its location could not be determined,
and ho was conveed to a hospital In
Italtlmoie, and from there to his home
at Parkers Head, Me., although the
surgeons predicted tho Journey would
kill him. He recovorod, however, nnd
within three or four months was back
ot tho front again. About a year later
a piece of shell went through h;s right
sldo, coming out at his back and leav
ing a hole as big as a half dollar,
though, unfortunn'cly, It did not take
tho encysted bullet along with It For
sevral months, wM'e ho was under
trentment, po.-tKns ot his cintfon,
leathor cartridge box and his clothing,
that had been carr'ed Into the wound
by tho shell, periodically came forth
Into daylight again from the aperture
In his back. In n little over threo
months Mr. Emery wns In tho ranks
ngaln, serving till mustered out, In
August, 18G5. During tho ten years
succeeding the close of the war Mr.
Emery carried ab-ut his leadn mc
tnemto with periodical seasons of seri
ous buffering, when his wound would
suppurate continually for months at
n time. Ono day, In 1873, while work
ing on a staging r pairing a ship In
Dath, he fell, striking his back, nt
the point where tho bullet was lojgod,
on tho corner of a plank below. He
was carried home, and the doctor, who
was familiar with h's case, discovered
that tho fall had dislodged tho bul.
let from Its old resting p'ace and left
It In a place who e It could be easily
removed. It did not take long, nor did
It require the admlnltorlng of other
to make an Incision In the sldo and
extract tho bullet, after which the
patient recovered, save for occaslonnl
attacks of rheumatlrm du.lng the
years that havo followed.
"TIIK NK(JIK) SOM1IKH."
Col. It L. Rullard of tho subsistence
department, late colonel of the Thir
tieth Volunteer Infantry, has written
a paper to a fc'rv ce Journal on "the
negro soldier," which is attracting con
siderable attention In military circles.
During tho 8panlsh wnr Col. Dullard
commanded the Third Alabama Volun
teer Infantry, tho enlisted forco o
which was empo ed entirely of ne
groes, while all tho regimental offlcers,
except the chaplains', were white men
who had llvod In the south. Colonel
Dullard says that the no?ro soldier Is
a good-natured, hrppy parson who 1
not worried by climatic discomforts or
the lrroRiila-'tles of a soldier's lite. He
docs not And them lazy as soldiers and
says that when "In squad" they work
well. As Individuals, hew vsr, they
aro Inclined to trifle, and are not up
to the mark as senttnols. Their llght
heartedno3s nnd good humor makes
tho nrgro complalner a rarity. Tho
negro starts, too, with a proper appre
ciation of the respect duo Hla commis
sioned officer. It Boems to be Inborn
knowlefg;, and as a g ne al thing ho
lives up to this disciplinary quality.
Ho does not, how-ver, readily lend
himself to the authority of the non
commissioned officers. A difficulty in
punishing noro so dlers ccmes from
their stubbornness, and It Is even nec
essary. In order to make punishment
effect've, to havo it carried out with
tho rldlculo ot comrades. On tho other
hand, says Col. Dullard, the negro Is
fond of prnlso and can be made to ac
complish much by Judicious common
dntlqn. The colored soldier is subject
readily to the moods and excitement
ot his' commanding officer. If the
captain be a little rattled In drill tho
effect Is seen on his men. If ho loses
his head and becomes frightened
or excited his followers are Imbued
with the b'amo spirit. - In the samo
way negroes "tako sides" in any row
ot which they happen to bo the objerv
ers, according to Colonel Uullard. The
negro Is a good soldier In the sonBo
that he Is obedient and a splendid
fighter when he Is under intrepid offi
cers who nre disciplinarians, Tho
negro regular In Cuba showed he was
of the r'ght mat'ria , and It must bo
assumed that he waa a type ot all his
race under arms. "Uy character more
submissive to discipline, by nature
more good-humored and hnppy, from
social position more subordinate to
superiors, from poverty more used to
plain food, fewer clothes and com
forts," says Col. Dullard, "the average
negro volunteer comes to the colors
with more of the first urgently needed
qualities ot the soldier and readier for
service than the white." Washington
Hi who clears the path of education,
AVfln If It hA nnlv hv rAmmln. n -i.
ble, Is greater than a klnc.