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ONE OF THEM A BADE WHEN MISFORTUNE CAME. The Other Only Tito Yeur Olit, lint ltoineinheretl tlio 1'nther When Ilo Cnmo A Mmt AlTcctlng Heouo Willi Chilli Clnnpoil to 11 In llrcust. One of the most pathetic episodes In connection with tho Dreyfus cam was the first meeting of tho prisoner with his children. When ho first met I1I3 children on tho Saturday after his ar rival at Carpentras, Alfred Dreyfus Btood outsldo tho garden at the end or tho carrlago drive leading to the Vala hrcguo villa. On seeing him his little boy rind girl, Plcrro and Jeanne, Jumped out of the carrlago which was bringing them, with their grandparents, M. and Mmo. Hadamard, from 'tho railway station, whenco they had arrived from Paris, and ran toward their father. Pressing them both In his arms, Dreyfus kept them locked In a long embrace. Ho was overwhelmed with emotion and unable to speak a single word. This first interview with his children, after five years' separation, affected him so CHILDREN OF CAPT. DREYFUS, deeply that ho remained completely prostrate with nervous exhaustion dur ing tho entire day. And thus were realized the dreams of tho unhappy man, whoso confinement in and pilgrimage from the hell of the Ilo du Diablo through tho purgatory of tho prison of Renucs to the paradise of Carpentras, In the sunny south of Franco, have hold tho attention of the world during upward of four years. Speaking to M. Jules Hurct, the Figaro correspondent, In the courso of that memorable Journey from Rcnnc3 to Carpentras, Dreyfus had said, In an swor to a question as to his future plans: "I would live alone with my chil dren and wife. My children aro hence forth my greatest joy upon earth. Tho elder, It seems, remembers mo. Tho younger was only a few months old In 1894, so I do not know her. I did not caro to sco them at Rennes, as I would not leave tho melancholy picture of the prison In their young minds. You must never sadden the Imagination of children, But I am going to seo them with tho greatest Joy In two days. I want to bring them up myself, In com pany with their mother, to instruct and educato them. When my children wcro small I delighted in the thought of talking to them and of training them from their earliest age. Un happily, events did not allow this. But I hopo to make up for lost time." A Story of Miitlnino I'nttl. A striking story comes to us unent Madame Pattl, tho renowned prima donna, which Is characteristic of her geniality and kindness of heart. Tho incomparable singer was walking one day in tho neighborhood of her castlo in Wales, when a sudden thirst nflllct cd her, and she called at a cottago to get a glass of now milk. When alio had partaken of this wholesome refresh ment sho opened her purse to pay the cost. But tho peasant woman raised her hand In gcntlo remonstranco anil said: "Thoro Is nothing to pay for tho milk, but will madamc kindly sing to us ono of her sweet songs?" Pattl entered tho humblo homo, lifted hor magnificent volco, and sang, In her most superb style, "Home, Sweet Homo!" Tho astonished and delight ed cottagers listened in raptures, and tondered tho distinguished visitor their warmest thanks. Then from an Inner apartment, came a feeble voice, plead ing, "Please sing that again; It was heavenly" "That Is my daughter, who Is dying of consumption," explained tho cottager, adding: "Sho Is so fond of singing." Pattl visited the sick girl, sang tho song ngaln to hor, and gavo her a sympathetic word also. Thon sho left. Tho milk had been pnld for by molody for which many an eager ngent would have forfeited a thousand pounds. Am to Husaln Leather, There was a tlmo when Russia leath er was exclusively a Russian export, and tho demand greatly exceeded tho supply. Always very deslrablo for tho Bmallor articles made of leather, such us satchels and pockotbooks, It was es pecially In domand for binding books as Its aromatic odor repelled moths and other Insects. A few volumes thus cov ered would protect a wholo library. Its odor and pliability aro principally ow ing to tho uso of tho oil of birch bark in tho finishing process. In 1S73 our minister to Russia, Marshall Jewell, himself a tannor, discovered tho pro cess by which this famous leather was made. And from that tlmo on "Rus sia" leather had an oxtenslvo manufac ture and salo In tho United States. Bet ter yet, It Is as good as tho Imported. And so you sec, wo may Indulge In choicest Russia leather without crip pling homo Industry. Philadelphia Record. 8I10 of tinhorn. The Sahara desert Is three times aB largo as the Mediterranean. sf . J? HOW RAISINS ARE SEEDED. Insculoii Miiehlnr Thnt Turn Out Ten or Tndro T int Dnlly. Unlike tho eastern Imitation, the California seeded raisin is subjected to a dry temperature of HO degrees Fah renheit from thrco to five hours, im mediately aftor which the fruit Is sub mitted to n chilling process, nnd while In this reduced condition of tempera ture is passed through cleaning or "brushlnB" machines, which rcmovo every partlclo of dust and tho cap stems, thus making It a puro and wholesome article. It Is then taken automatically, by elevators, to a room where, spread upon wire trays, It Is exposed to a temperature of 130 de grees Fahrenheit, which brings tho fruit back to its normal condition, and in this "processing" the berry Is converted into pectin, that delicious Jelly which gives to fruits their best flavor. The raising having been pre pared through this altcrnato heating and chilling to keep Indefinitely and resist climatic Influences, arc passed through seeding machines, each of which has a capacity of from ten to twelve tons dally. The raisins aro pressed between rubber or similar sur faced rollers, which at first flatten tho berry and press tho seeds to the sur face, when nn Impaling roller catches the seeds between Its needles or teeth alllxcd to Its periphery, deftly remov ing every partlclo of tho flesh. Tho seeds aro removed from the roller by a "flicking," or whlsplng device, and aro sent along to tho seed receptacle, final ly ending their journey In the englno room, whoro they aro burned as fuel. Four hundred and fifty carloads of ten tons each, or 0,000,000 pounds of seed ed raisins, wore shipped from tho Fres no district last year, and a very much larger tonnago will bo turned out this year. Some ostlmato can bo formed of the possibilities of the Fresno seed ed raisin plants when It Is stated that their aggregate capacity for this oca son wlli approximate from 1,700 to 2, 000 carloads, whllo It Is probable that 1,400 carloads will be tho output. Each seeding plant has from llvo to twelvo machines of ten tons dally capacity per machine. Some of the packing houses cover a ground space of 150 by 225 feet and aro three stories high. A WOMAN EDUCATOR, Scattered throughout the south there aro many graduates of Wellosley col lege. This excellent Institution of learning, situated on the" Charles river, some few miles out from Boston, Mass., heads the long list of well-equipped female colleges In the United States. Just at present much Interest centers about tho personality of tho young woman who, at the ago of 43, has been called to the executive head of this great school for tho education of girls. Miss Caroline Hazard, the newly elect ed president of Wcllcsley, Is said to possess every Important requisite which her distinguished position re quires. Her executive ability Is of tho right order, and though not herself one of tho finished products of collegiate instruction, she comes of learned stock and has improved' her opportunities for educating herself In ovory Impor tant branch of thought. Few women In America are more thoroughly equipped for advanced educational work than Miss Hazard. Her grand father was Rowland Gibson Hazard, the well-known commentator on philo sophical subjects. Her father Is Row land Hazard, tho distinguished philan thropist. Ho Is possessed of great wealth and Is celebrated for his many philanthropies, tho most important of which Is his model colony about his mills at Peaccdale, R. I. Tho new head of Wellesloy Is not unknown to tho American reading public through her many papers on historical subjects and through hor verses. Miss Hazard is the second member of her family to presldo over the affairs of Wellcsley college. BOY ROYALIST CONSPIRATOR. Lieut. Brunei, at whose youthful ap pearance when ho appeared before It on tho chargo of treason tho president of the high court of Franco expressed astonishment, represents a largo class of supporters of tho duke of Orleans In his claim to tho throne. Ho la a type of the boys who attend several of tho LIEUT. BRUNET. most aristocratic schools In Paris. TIicbo boyB aro mostly tho sons of tho old nobility and aro brought up to speak of the Orleans pretender as "tho king." They dovoto most of their pocket money to tho royalist causo and aro said, as a wholo, to constitute ono of its largest and most certain sources of Income. Tho school of tho Jesuit fathers In tho Ruo do Madrid Is said to bo tho center of this boyish but none tho less dangerous conspiracy. Whero Klie Ilrow tho Line. Mrs. Fashion I've picked out a hus band for you, daughter. Miss Fashion Very well; but I want to say, mother, when It comes to buying tho wedding dress, I'm going to select the material myseif. PASSED A BUSY LIFE, THE LATE JAMES HARLAN MADE HISTORY. Ha Occupied a High I'laeo In tho Af fections of tho 1'ouple of Innit mill Illinois Secretary of tho Interior Under Lincoln. James Harlan, onco a member of Abrahnm Lincoln's cabinet, died re cently at his home In Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Two days beforo his death Mr. Harlan, dosplto tho weight of his years, was Bcomlngly In excellent health. Ills condition wns n subject of surprise when he called tho Meth odist lay conforenco to order tho pre vious nftornoon. Ills exertions at that tlmo, though, were apparently too much for him, for ho wns puddcnly stricken upon return to his home that night. Mr. Harlan occupied a plnco in tho affections of lowans second only 10 that of tho memories clustering around War Governor Klrkwood. Iowa proud ly claims him ns her own, although he was born in Illinois and educated In Indiana. Ho first saw tho light of day In Clark county, Illinois, In 1S20. Von' ycarB later I1I3 parents moved to Indi ana. Ho was graduated from tho As bury university, Greencastle, Intl., in 1S45; was married tho samo year nnd came to Iowa, where he has resided over since. In his early Iowa days Mr. Harlan farmed and taught school In 1847 he was olected stato superin tendent of schools, sorvlng ono year. Ho thon practiced law, aftor a season of study, until 1S53, when ho was elected president of tho Iowa Wcsleyan college, occupying the position two years. In' 1855 Mr. Harlan was elected United States senator nnd was re elected In 1SC1. Ho resigned In 18C3 to becomo secretary of tho Interior under Abraham Lincoln. Tho follow ing year ho was again elected to tho senate, but In 1872 was defeated by William B. Allison, who has been re elected ever since. In 1882 Mr. Harlan was appointed chief Justice of tho court of commissioners of Alabama claims, which position ho held for four years. In 1S93 he wns called from retirement to act as temporary chairman of the republican stato convention. As such officer ho mado a speech which had a tremendous Influence in checking the threatened bolt of prohibitionists on account of tho convention's declaration for practical local option. Ho was n candidate for tho republican nomina tion for governor In 1805, but his ago was against him. Daniel Woliitor Thought So, Too. Capt. Pratt, of Scltuato, Mass., Is, a recent writer reports, after visiting there, a man whoso conversation Is worth listening to. Ho Is "tho oldest Inhabitant," and brims over with en tertaining reminiscences of persons and events connected with tho south shore. A favorlto nnecdoto Is of n chowder which ho onco enjoyed In dis tinguished company. Ho and several comrades had been llshlng together, Just off shore. At noon they dropped anchor and prepared to feast upon n smoking fish chowder, which ono of them, olected ns cook, had just com pounded. Just then a rowboat camo alongside, carrying two roughly clad, sunburned men. who stopped and asked for bait. It was given then, nnd thoy wero about to row away, when Capt. Pratt romembered tho chowdor, and hospitably Invited them to stay nnd share It. They accepted, nnd seemed fully to appreciate their portion. Whllo the meal was In progress, ono of tho captain's friends remarked between mouthfuls: "They do say that Dan'l Webster brags about the chowders ho makes ovor to Ma'ashlleld. I don't bcllcvo ho could hold n candlo to this ono. Why, It's tho best chowdor I over eat!" "Daniel Webster thinks so, too!" camo In thundering tones from tho man who had borrowed the bait. "Suro enough," says Capt. PraU.after a series of chuckles, "It was tho great states man sitting on a pile of rope and hold ing an empty tin plato In his hands. Wo wero all stirred up, you better bo lleve, but ho enjoyed tho Joke. Ho nnd I wero good friends after that, and many's the flno luck at mackorol flshlng wo'vo had together." A Dob's Itrsentinent. From tho London Dally News: Lord Sandwich had two Intelligent, com panionable, little white dogs. Ho was very fond of both. They wero very much attached to him nnd devoted to each other. Ono white pet fell sick, and he watched over tho little crea ture. But no care sudlced to gavo It, and It died, Tho loving master said that ho himself would bury tho dog, and did so. Tho living Pomcranlnn (If that was tho breed) stood by, grieving ns Blnccrely as the bereaved master. But the survivor could never again en dure Lord Sandwich, shunned him nnd was utterly Irreconcilable for nil tlmo. Ho thought that tho master hnd killed and buried his canine comrade. nun nut , srsy'ssszi ' 1 7" 5UL.tR OZARK PHRASES. Mon In tho "Country of Six Units' Sponk of "10 o'Cloek llun." "Ten o clock run" Is ,ne of the mya tifylng expressions which tho newcom er encounters In tho Mlssourl-Knnsas-ArknnsRs zinc nnd lead country. A pioneer will say n certain tilMovcry Is on "10 o'clock run" and thnt nnothor new prospect Is on "11 o'clock run." Old-timers stilt refer to this ns "Tho County of tho Six Bulls." And whon they nro asked for the origin most of them havo forgotton It, If they ever heard. A hundred years ngo Edmund Jennings camo out from Tonnossco and lived fifteen years among tho Indians of "Aus Arcs," ns the earlier French explorers had named this region. Whon ho wont back to Tennessee ho hnd mar velous tales to tell of tho forests nnd caves nnd springs and rivers nnd gatno In what ho called "Tho Country of tho Six Hulls." This, It appears, was Jen nings' way of pronouncing "bolls." "Tho Country of the Six Bulls" started almost as soon ns tho United States had expanded with the Louisiana pur chare. Long-leggod Tonnessccans pour ed Into the Ozarit country, nnd tho Oiages and Delawarcs wero crowded out. "Ten o'clock run" and "11 o'clock run" wero Invontcd by tho miners of a past generation. They cnmo Into use when tho compass nnd tho sun dial wcro In common ue. Without being able to give tho scien tific explanation, practical mining mon. having located n good prospect, look for tho continuation of It to tho north west or to tho southeast of point of discovery. If the courso of the min eral Is on the line of shadow which the sun will throw by tho dial nt 10 o'clock, It Is a 10 o'clock run. It tho mineral lies along tho Hhadow lino of an hour later by tho dial It Is des cribed as being "on nn 11 o'clock run." St. Louis Globe-Dcmocrnt. REAL PEOPLE AVoro Mother Mntiso 11111I Mnrf tTho Mail lliu I.ltllo Ijunb. Many supposo "Mother G0030" to bo an Imaginary personage, but she was 11 real woman, and her maldn unmu was Elizabeth Foster. She was born In 1GC5, married Isaac Goosa In 1093, a few years later becamo .1 mombor of tho Old South church of Boston, nnd died In 1757, at the age of 92 years. Her songs wcro originally sung to her little grandchildren. They wcro first pub ilshcd In 1710 by her son-in-law, Thomas Fleet, of Boston. Tho "Mary" thnt "had a little lamb" was Mary Elizabeth Sawyer, a Massachusetts girl; her lamb was one of twins for saken by an uunntural mother. Mary took It homo and eared for It horself. Thoy becamo fast friends, nnd when Mary started to school her pet missed her very much. So ono morning It followed her. At school sho tucked It under her desk and covered It with her shnwl, but when sho went out to her spelling class tho lamb trotted utter her. Tho children laughed wildly nnd tho teacher had the lamb taken from tho room. On that morning u young student named Rawlston was n visitor nt tho school. Tho Incident nwnkened his poetic genius nnd n few days later he handed Mary tho first thrco verses of tho poem. Ho died soon nfter, Ig norant of tho Immortality of his verses. Tho lamb lived many yenrs, nnd met death by tho horns of nn nngry cow. Mnry's mother spun Its wool Into yarn, from which sho knit her daughter n pair of stockings. Yenra passed and the stockings became yellow with ago. Finally Mary raveled them out, cut tho yarn Into bits, fluffed It out, sowed It to enrds, nnd after writing on them verifying the genulness of tho yarn, sold thorn to secure money to help save the Old South church of Boston. VEGETARIANS HAVE CALENDAR In Which riimt Uoplnoo Smuts, 11 ml It Contain UUO Different Nuiiioh, Vegetarianism pure nnd Blmplo does not claim ninny ndhorents, ns tho us soclntion devoted to Its ndvocacy lias only 1,000 members In London nnd COO in tho provinces. About an equal number of persons are understood to accept tho views of tho organization nnd to enrry them out more or leas, according to their appetite. Tho cult has now bo far advanced that a vege tarian calendar has been formed, In which herbs, fruits and plants tako tho place of saints. It contains 3GG menus ono for every day, with an ex tra dish thrown in to covor leap year. At some twenty-flvo different churchos In tho metropolis and neighborhood, vcgotnrlan sermons wero preached nt tho request of tho society, nnd tho gen eral burden wns tho duly of kindness to all animals. Many people, especial ly ladles, whllo extremely kind to pots, wcro thoughtlcej In rcgnrd to what they wore ami ate. Aigrettes aro still largely used In hats nnd bonnets, and other feathers also find u prominent plnco in femalo adornment, nnd tho preachers particularly condemned tho practice of destroying bird life for this purpose. VogetnrlanB, though thoy wear clothing mado from sheep's wool, do not uso ordinnry boots. Tho nolcs aro mado of asbestos, nnd tho uppers of n prepared material not un like lenthcr In appearance, Ixmdon Telegraph. An Abscnt-Mlndcil liny. Hicks That's a pretty good boy In your ofllco, WIcks-j-FlrBt rate. Not a lazy bono In his body. Tho only trou ble with him 1b that ho Is n llttlo ab sent minded. Whon I toll him to polish my shoes It almost alwnyB hap pens that he onirics his own instead. Boston Transcript. Not Kxitctly u Iriil 1 11 re. Mrs. Gotham So your marrlago was a failure? Mrs. Lakeside Yes, but I'm tho preferred creditor. All my hus band's proporty Is In rny name. Town Topics, TO EDGAR ALLAN POE BUST OF THE POET IN OLD VIRQINIA. Tho University Thnt l!o Attended In tho llnrly l'nrt of tho Century Honor tho Memory of tho l'roo-lltnrtctl Solicitor li of Heroic Hlir. Tho anniversary of tho death of Edgar Allan Poo wns observed by tho unveiling of a bust of tho poet nt tho University of Virginia. Tho move ment which culminated in tho recont exercises nt Charlottesville was started sovcral months ago. When tho char acter of the memorial was onco de cided upon correspondence wns begun with n number of sculptors, and nfter hearing from them tho committee agreed to entrust Mr. Goorgo Jullnn Zolncy of Now York with tho work. The bust itself was completed during tho early spring of this year, and was exhibited In art exhibits nnd nlso In tho sculptor'3 studio. It at onco at tracts! unusual nttcntlon, nnd shoto- BUST OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. grnphs of It wero reproduced In n num ber of tho lending magazines nnd news papers. More than a hundred papers of tho United States nnd Canada had full accounts both of tho artist and his work. Of tho artist It Is only ncccs snry to Bay that ho la n Hungarian, trained In tho best schools of Vienna and Paris who made his first rputn tlon In America at tho world's fnlr nt Clitcngo, nnd nttorwnrd distinguished himself at tho Nashvlllo exposition. Mr. Zolnry tins had much work en trusted to him, as for example, Mr. Tympanum of tho now ncndomlc build ing of tho University of Virginia; tho statuo of Jefferson Davis, tho tablet of Ml&fl Wlnnlo Davis nnd so on. All of hla work Is mnrkod by unuauul orlgl nnllty nnd brilliancy of execution. Tho Poo bust has been considered by good Judges ns not only his b03t production, but by far tho best portrait of Poo yet produced. It not only roprcac.ita tho physlcnl features of the poet with such accuracy thnt thoso who know him pralso its fidelity, but has caught to nn unusunl degrco tho Intellectual nnd spiritual chnrnctorlBtlcfl of tho poet na they nro exhibited In hla writings. Tho bust Is of bronze, representing tho poet us leaning 011 ono hand with tho other norvously clutching tha lapel of his coat. Tho oxprcsBlon of tho eyes has been noted by nrt crltlco nB being unusual for bronze. When tho bust Is In position on Its solid nuk podestnl It Is of heroic size. Tho podestnl con tnlnn a tnblct, on which Ib Inscribed, "Edgnr Allnn Poo, 1S09-1819. Student nt tho University of Vlrglnln, Fobruary to December, 1820." There Ih on tho bust Itsolf n fac-Blmllo of tho poofa signature. Tho Whipping Holiuoliniitliir. John Hnwtrey Is still romomboretl ns ono of tho famous whipping school masters of Englnnd. Ho achloved his reputation nt Eton, whoro ho early inndo tho birch his sovereign remedy for moral Ills, nnd whoro IiIh doses wero nevor homeopathic. It wan au tumn, says Alfred Lubbock, who has n vivid rcmombranco or Hawtroy's methods, and wo smnll boys used to buy chestnuts and roast them ovor tho Hro In n shovel. Ono tiny n boy named V who was n great favorite of Haw troy's, had a lot of chcBtnutB, and na a special favor was allowed to mako uso of tho pupil room lire, whllo pupil room was atlli going on. Hnwtrey wbb going in and out of tho room whllo wo woro worklng.nnd on tho occaBlon.com lng in rather quickly, ho caught Bight of F. kneeling over tho Ilro nrrnnglng his chestnuts. Tho boy'B position was lrrcslstlblo to any lover of tho art of chastlsoment. Not seeing his fnco, and supposing It wns ono of tho other boys stealing tho chestnuts, John Hnwtrey quietly took hla cano from IiIb desk, nnd creeping forwnrd on tlptoo, gave Jtho wretched F. a most tromondous 'whack. Tho boy Jumped up with n jyoll, his hands clapped bo hind him. Then tho tutor saw who ho wan, and Bald, embracing him: "Oh, my poor boy! I am Bo sorry! I thought It was another boy stealing your chestnuts." We, of courso, wero nil delighted, nnd roared with laughtor. Ton Humll. Undo 'Zek'ol Watson was accustomod to seeing good-sized squares of cup cake, 'election cako or glngorbread on tho aupor tablo, and when ho had hla first pinto of Ico cream In a city res taurant ho looked with somo disfavor tipon tho macaroons nnd small sponge drops which nccompanled It. "How do you llko it?" nsked his nlcco, who was doing tho honors of tho city for hor uncle. "Tho Ico cream Ib first rate," said Undo 'Zok'ol. "I call It oxtry good; but when you corno to thoso things," ho nddod, lifting ono of tho sponge "lady lingers" nnd surveying It doubtfully. "I presumo to say they'ro all right enough, what thero Is of 'em, but thoro Isn't enough of 'em Just nothing but gape and swallow!" BRUTES HAVE GOOD EYE SIGHT AnlintiU Aro Neior Hccelred by Optlcnt illusion. From the New Orleans Tlmea-Dcmo-crnt: "It Is a singular fact," oald n man In tho show business, "thnt Illu sions, as we call 'cm, don't fool nnl mals. I'vo seen that proved ovor nnd ovor ngaln. A few years ngo 1 hnd whnt is known ns 'tho 'Mystic Mnzo' nt tho Nashvlllo exposition. It wns slm ldy a room filled with mirrors so ar ranged that you seemed to be In n nnt row corridor full of turns. It wns vcr- puzzling nnd I used to get lost In thv place myself, but It novcr bothered my dog n moment. Ho would run through It from ond to end at full speed and never bump ngnlnst n mirror. I saw something In tho samo lino In Prise, not long ngo. A friend of mlno hnd nn IUubIoii called 'the haunted swing.' Von get In whnt scema to bo nn ordinnry swing, hung In tho center of a good sized room, nnd tho thing begnn to move. It goes hack nnd forth and fin nlly clear over tho top that Is to Bay. It seems to. Whnt really turns round Is tho room Itsolf tho swing standing perfectly still. It Is n good, Illusion, and when tho room lo revolving rap idly there never won n innn who could keep his head In tho Bwlng. It occms na If ho must cortnlnly pitch out, and If tho motion Is kept up ho gets denth ly sick. But a pot cat belonging to my friend used to Ilo on tho.cdgo of tho sent and never turn n hair, no mat ter how fnBt tho thing wns worked. Tho cldor Hermann told mo thnt mil mala wero novor deceived by fnleo tn blo legs, built up with looking glnssen nnd used In stage tricks. Thoy nlwnyB passed nround on tho other side. I gucEB thoy must sco better, somehow, thnn mon." DRAGON FLIES. Men Sufforcil Torment Until lllriU Cnmo to Their Itencuc. A most unconilorlnbifc ntlvonturo re cently befell tho crew of n British Btenmshlp. Tho vcsaol wna mignr lad en, and bound from Java to Philadel phia. Whllo In tho Indian ocean sho ran Into a vnst field of Bcawccd. Tho seaweeds wero tho homo of a largo nnd voracious species of dragon fly. At tracted by tho fumes of tho sugar, tho flics awarmed upon tho decks In mil lions. Thousands of thorn penetrntcd tho hold and fcantcd upon the sugar. ThouFnnda wcro upon tho decks seek ing to get below. Big enough to do mUchlcf, thoy got savngo nnd nttacked tho crow. Thero wero thirty-two men of them, nnd they hnd to battle for their lives. Tho files could not bo driven off. The bites woro something nwful, nnd It was not long before tho body of each man of tho crow was n mnEB of blood. This torrlblo pest of flics lusted for flvo dnyB. Then far up In tho sky tho desperate sailors snw n flock of birds circling. They wcro ft mighty nrmy of b6ntawaln birds, tho tlcndly foo of tho dragon fly of tho In dian ocean. These birds of tho sea re semble n dove, bilt nro many times lin ger. Thoy havo long tails nnd ahnrp benks. Against tho crew's timely rcs eucro tho Hies hail no chanco. They wcro eaten by tho bontswnlus as quick ly 110 n flock of barnyard fowl dlaposo of their dally meal of corn, nnd soon thero wero not enough of tho flics to causo further anxiety. THE LATE JACOB CRAMP. Jncob C. Crnmp, of Philadelphia, ono of tho mombora of tho noted firm of American shipbuilders whoso nnmo has been fnmlltnr to thousands of pcoplo In both hemispheres slnco tho curly part of tho century, died In Philadelphia recently of apoplexy, Mr. Crnmp was first stricken with npoploxy nbout eight yenrs ago, shortly after retiring from active buslnoss life, but ho subsequent ly rocovorcd without sustnlnlng much Injury to his general health. Agnln he was stricken thrco years Inter, but this tlmo ho failed to rally from tho stroko with the samo oaso na beforo and ho continued In extremely dclicato health until agnln stricken last week. Mr. Cramp was born In tho old dis trict of Kensington, nonr tho present site of tho shipyard, on Aug, 8, 1835. Aftor intending tho old Morris gram mnr school, from which institution ho entered tho shipyard of his father, William Cramp, who founded tho In dustry. In 1802 ho was admitted to tho firm. On account of tho wondorful sue ccH3 which tho firm enjoyed ho soon accumulated great wealth, Eight yoara ngo, with hla thrco brothers, William, Samuel nnd Theodore, ho withdrew from the business on account of certain dissatisfaction growing out of tho re adjustment of stock. Mr. Cramp was u trustee of tho Second Prcsbytorlnn church nnd nlso n mombor of tho Ma sonic fraternity, besides holding sev eral other Important positions, Ho gavo liberally to public enterprises nnd possessed tho good esteem of ovory ono who know htm. I.uborn Cmmlng Consumption. Moro cases of consumption appear among needlo makers nnd file makers than any other class of laborers.