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, -AT v SUNSET.
Across the rolden west
A magic' cloudland lies,
, And day is surely blest
That In such glory dies!
j Now crimson, purple, gold,
t But for a moment's time,
' What changing forms unfold
, - Phantasmic and sublime!
I A mountain. temple, lake,
' " A giant, bird or fish.
, Strange glowing i fancies wake
! And stir man's vagrant wish.
For flaming:, fading far.
Their radiant splendors teach
When comes the evening star
: How t hope . may ; still upreach.
Beyond the gleaming west.
Beyond the cloud and star.
The spirit hath its quest.
And fadeless visions are.- "
-Charles W. tevenson, in Springfield
(lias's.) Republican. '
CHAPTER XXIV Continued.
"I knew you'd make difficulties when
It came to the paying part of it, and
since I didn't know, myself, I wired
Mr. Ormsby again. Here is what he
says," and she untwisted a second tel
egram and read It to him. " 'Fee should
not be less than five per cent, of bonded
indebtedness; 'four-fifth in stock at.
par; one-fifth cash; no cure, no pay.'."
"Three million five hundred thou-'
sand dollars!" gasped Kent.
"It's only nominally that much," sh9
laughed. "The stock .part of it is mere
ly your guaranty of good faith: it is
worth next to nothing now, and It will
be many a long, day before it goes to
par, even if you are successful in sav
ing its life. So your magnificent fee
shrinks to $700,000, less; your expen
ses." "But heavens and earth! that's aw
! ful!" said Kent.
"Not when you consider it as a sur
geon's risk. You happen to be the one
I man who has the idea, and if it isn't
i carried out, the patient is going to die
i to-morrow night, permanently. You
. are the specialist in this case, and -spe-!
ciallsts come high. Now you may go
i and attend to the preliminary details,
; if you like."
He. found his hat and stood up. She
; stood with him; but when he took
her hand she made him sit down again.
I "You have at least three degrees of
i fever!" she exclaimed; "or Is it only
' the $3,500,000 shock? What have you
' been doing to yourself?"
; "Nothing, I assure you. I haven't
! been sleeping very well for a few
! nights. But that is only natural."
"And I said you must have a cool
' head! Will you do exactly as I tell
"If you don't make it too hard."
i "Take the car down-town don't
: walk and after you have made Mr.
Loring send his message to Boston, you
go straight to Dr. Biddle. Tell him
; what is the matter with you, and that
! you need to sleep the clock around."
"But the time!" he protested. "I
I shall need every hour between now
and to-morrow night!
"One clear-headed hour is worth a
: dozen muddled ones. You do as
"I hate drugs," he said, rising again.
; "So do I; but there is a time for
everything under the sun. It is a cry
ing necessity that t you go into this
light perfectly nt and with all your
; wits about you. If you don't, some
I body several somebodies will land
1 in thtj penitentiary. Will you mind
"Yes," he promised; and this time
' he got away.
; ) CHAPTER XXV.
ON THE HIGH PLAINS.
Much to Elinor's relief, and quite
1 as much, perhaps, to Penelope's, Mrs.
: Brentwood tired of Breezeland Inn . in
! less than a fortnight and began to
; talk of returning to the capital.
i Pressed to give a reason for her dls-
': satisfaction, the younger sister might
have been at a loss to account for
j it in words; but Elinor's desire to cut
the outing short was based upon pride
i and militant shame. After many trap-
- settings she had succeeded in making
; her mother confess that the stay at
: Breezeland was at Ormsby's expense
. and not all of Mrs. Brentwood's petu
: lant Justlfylngs could remove the sting
of tho nettle of obligation.
"There is no reason in the world
: why you should make so much of it
i I am your mother, and I ought to
i know," was Mrs. Brentwood's dictum
' "You wouldn't have any scruples if
we were hs guests on the Amphi-irite
or in his country house on Long Is
"That would be different," Elinor
;: contended. "We are not his guests
: here; we are his pensioners."
"Nonsense!" frowned, the mother.
!."Isnt it beginning to occur to you that
beggars shouldn't be choosers? And
-besides, so far as you are concerned
yon are only anticipating a little.
It was an exceedingly injudicious
not to say brutal way of putting it; and
the blue-gray eyes flashed fire,
I "Can't you see that you are daily
making a marriage between us more
and more Impossible?'.' was the bitter
, rejoinder. Elinor's metier was cool
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composure under Are,', but -she wals not
always able to compass it.: : k -
Mrs. Brentwood fanned herself vig
orously. She had' been aching to' have
it out with this self-willed young wo
man who was playing fast; and loose
with, attainable millions, and the bout
had strucl ; j . ...
"What made you break it off: with
Brookes Ormsby?? she snapped;1! add-
ing: "I don't wonder you iwere
ashamed -to tell'me about It." '
"I did not break it off;' ind.I; was
not . ashamed." Elinor had regained
her self-control,, and the angry light
in the far-seeing eyes was giving place
to the cool gray blankness rhlcto -she
"That is what Brookes told me; but
I dfdn't believe hifrf said the mother,
"It's all wrong, anyway,; and I more
than half believe that David Kent at
the bottom of if- j.
Elinor left her .chair and! went to
the window, which looked down ; on
the sanatorium, the. ornate1 parterre,
and the crescent! driveway.. These
family bickerings 'were very trying to
her, and the longing to 'escape them
was sometimes strong enough to over
ride cool reason and her inriate sense
of the fitness of things. . j ,
But into the tuirmoil of j thoughts
half indignant, half self-coinpasslon-
ate, came reproach and a great wave
of tenderness filial; She, saw,, as with
the sudden gift of retrospection, t her
mother's long battle with inadequacy,
and how it had aged her; Saw, itoo,
that the battle had. been fought unsel
fishly, since she fcnew her 1 mother's
declaration that shje could contentedly
go back to nothing" was no mere pet
ulant boast. It was for her daughters
that she had grown thin and, -haggard
and irritable undcf the yersjstent: re-
erses of fortunes' it "was f)r them
that she was sinking the; Grjmkiei in
dependence in the match-making
mother. "'j 'ii
The tears in Elinor's eyes jwere Iriot
altogether of self-pity when! ;she put
DAVID KENT?" S4JD THE MOTHER.
her back to the window. Ormsby was
coming up the curved driveway in his
automobile, and she had seen him but
dimly through the rising mist of emo-
"Have you set your heart upon this
thig, mother? but I know you have.
Asd I I have tried as I could to; be
just and reasonable; to you and Pene
lope, and to Brookes Ormsby. He I
nobleness itself: it Is a shame to give
him the shadow when he so richly de
serves the substance."
She spoke rapidly, almost incoher
ently; and the mother-love in the wo
man who was careful and troubled
about the things that perish i put the
match-maker to the wall. It; was jal
most terrifying to ; see Elinor, thi
strong-hearted, the self-contained,
breaking down like other mothers
daughters. So it was the mother who
held put her arms, and the daughter
ran to go down on her knees; at the
chair-side, burying her face in the lap
of comforting. J . ;
"There, there, EUIe, child;- don't
cry. It s terrible to; hear ycu ;Eob like
that," she protested., her own voice
shaking in syrapathyy. "I have been
thinking only of you and "your future
and rearing weakly; that yo couldn t
bear the bard things. But we'll bfear
them together welj three; and I'll
never say another ord about Brookes
Ormsby and what 'fciight have, been.
"O mother! you afe making it hard
er than ever now," was the tearful re
joinder. "I there , is no reason why
I should be so obstinate. I ; haven'
even the one poor excuse you are mak
ing for me down deep In your: heart"
"David Kent?" said the mother.
The bowed head nodded a wordless
There was a tap at the door and; a
servant was come, to say thit Mr.
Brookes Ormsby was waiting; in bis
auto-car. Was' MissS Brentwood nearly
Elinor said,' "In a minute," and when
the door closed, she; made a confidante
of her mother for tie' first tinie since
her childhood days.! '
"I know what y6u have suspected
ever since that Rummer in New
Hampshire, and itijls true," fine con
fessed. "I do lov him as zauch! as
I dare to without knowing whether h
cares for me. Must! I may Isay yes
to Brookes Ormsby without; telling-
him the whole truxh?" ; j .
"Oh, my dear! jYou- couldn't iflo
that!" was the quittk reply. -H; j i ':
"You mean tbati.I am hot strong
enough? But I aiaj and Mr. ; Ormsby
Is manly enough and generous! 'enough
to meet me half-way. Is there any
other honest thing jto do, mother?"!
Mrs. Hepzibah shook her Lead de
liberately and determinedly, j though
she knew'she was Shaking ; thb Orms
by millions into th abyss of ;ihe Un
attainable. - jl : : ri : .:
"No; it Is his just due. iBut l can't
help being sorrv foy him, Elliew What
'pI MIL I : M yM
will you do if he says It doesn't make J
any difference?" . - ... ; :::.
pThe blue-gray eyes were downcast.
:jf'I don't know. Having asked so
milch, anil accepted so much from him
It shall be as he says, mother.".
' The afternoon had been all that a
sujmmer afternoon on the brown high
lands can be, and the powerful tour
ing car had swept them from mile to
mUe over the dun hills like an earth
skimming dragon whose wing-beat was
thb muffled, explosive thud of the
motor.. ., . . v, ; .
Through most of the miles Elinor
haid eiven hersplf nn to ciiont mv.
mnt of the ' rapture of swift motion,
anji Ormsoy had respected her mood,
as! he always did. But when they
we're on the high hills bevond the
Ening-camp of Megilp, and he had
thrown the engines out of gear to
brrtce the car gently down the long in
clines,,' there was room for speech.
'fThiS iss nnr ln3t rt1ti frurothor nn
th high plains, I suppose," he said.
Your mother has fixed upon to-mor
row for. our return to town, hasn't
Sh$?" : -: ..
Elinor confirmed it half-ahspntlv.
Sh? had been keyed up to face the in
evitable in this drive with Ormsby.
amjl she was afraid now that he. was
goijng to break her resolution by a
dip; into the commonplaces.
'(Are you glad or sorry?" he asked,
jller reply was evasive. :
1l have enjoyed the thin, clean air
and the freedom of the wide horizons.
Wlio could help it?"
"jBut you have not been entirely hap-
Ii was on her lips to say some con-
VPritirvnal thine ahniit tho .nnotont
O'aring note in all human happiness,"
out; she changed It to a simple "No.
"May I try if I can give the reason?"
Sine made 'a reluctant little gesture
jef jassent; some such signal of ac
iquiescence as Marie Antoinette may
Ihae given the waiting headsman.
Vou have been afraid every day
lesti 1 should begin a second time to
prefcs you for an answer, haven't you?"
She could not thrust and parry with
hiitf. They were past all that
Yes," she admitted briefly.
ifou break my heart, Elinor," he
said, after a long pause. "But,"
witli a sudden tightening of the lips
Tift not going to break yours."
Site understood him, and her eyes
filled quickly with the swift shock
"If you had made a study of woman
kind through ten lifetimes instead of
k pjart of one, you could not know
When and where to strike truer and
deeper," she said; and then softly:
Why can't you make me love you.
Hie took his foot from the brake-
Pedal, and for ten seconds the released
carl shot down the slope unhindered.
Then he checked the speed and an
"4- little while ago I would have said
didn't know; but now. I do know. It
Is because you love David Kent: you
lovejd him before I had my chance."
Slle did not deny the principal fact,
but jshe gave him his opportunity to
set at aside If he could and would.
"Gall it foolish, romantic sentiment,
if ybu like. Is there no way to shame
tne put of it?"
He shook his head slowly.
"You don't mean that?"
"But if I say that I do; if I insist
that I am willing to be shamed out of
Hs smile was that of a brother who
remembers tardily to be loving-kind.
I; shall leave that task for some one
yrhoj cares less for you and for your
true; happiness than I do, or ever shalL
And; it will be a mighty thankless ser
vice! that that 'some one will render
Tiut I ought to be whipped and sent
to l!ed," she protested, almost tear-
fullj-. "Do you know what I have done?
-t-hcw I have "
Slie could not quite put it in words,
even! for him, and he helped her gen
erously, as before.
"I! know what Kent hasn't done;
which is more to the point But he
willj do It fast enough if you will
give; bim half a chance."
j "No," she said definitively.
i "I say yes. One thing, and one
thin only, has kept him from telling
jtou-any time since last autumn: that
lb aj sort of a finical loyalty to me.
T saw how matters stood when he came
aboard of our train at Gaston I'm ask
ing jyou to. believe that I didn't know
iit before and I saw then that my only
liope was to make a handfast friend
cif bjim. And I did it"
; "Ij believe you can do anything you
try jto do," she said warmly.
i m ais time his smile was a mere
s ""ijou will have to make one excep
tion! after this; and so shall I. And
s,inc It is the first of any consequence
in all my . mounting years, it grinds.
Ij cab't throw another man out of the
window and take his place."
j "If you were anything but what you
aire, you would have thrown him oat of
tee i window, another way she re
Joined.' '. . s- ': . '
; I "TChat would have bea a' dago3
-tjricU; not a white man's," he asserted.
f;l sjuppose I' might have got in hi3
j'ayjand played the dog in the manger
'generally, and you would have stuck
;tb ylour word and married me, but I
a;m lot looking for that kind of a win
ning. ,1 don't mind confessing that I
;tilaysd my last "card when I released
-:youfrom our engagement I said to
ihysfelf: If that doesn't break down
te barriers, nothing will." '
;. 1 Sbe looked np quickly. ;
; ! Tou will never know how near .it
iclarcj; to doing it, Brookes."
I'lrBat-.it didn't quite?"
; I "No, it didn't fluite." ' . . ; .
j Tle brotber-'smile came again;' ; '
'i "Diet's paste' that leaf - down and
tnrnj the other; the one that has David
Kent's name written at the top. Be
Is going to rucceed al? around, Elinor:
and I am going- to halp him fori his
sake, as well as yours." v...v
"No," she dissented,. , ."He is gdink
to fail; and I am to blame for it"
He looked at her side-wise. '
"So you were at the bottom ot that,
were you? ' I thought jasi much', anji
tried to make him admit it, but! he
wouldn't -What was your reason 1
. "I gavo it to him;:; can't give; it to
you." , -!!. : Ml
. "I guess not," he laughed. '1 wasn't
born on. the right ; side of the BeVkj
shire hills to appreciate it j But
really, you mustn'tl Interfere. iAa
say, we are going to inake something
of David; and a littl conscience-j-olt
the right old Pilgrim iTaUiers' brind-4
goes a long way in. politics." ! . ; j
"But you promised me yu were iio
going to spoil him1-only it doein
matter: you can't" i i ! i
Ormsby chuckled openly, and when
she questioned "What?" he said:'
"I was just, wondering - what yon
would say if you knew what he is In
to now; if you could guess) for !in4
stance, that his backers have put ;up
a cool hundred thousand to be used ad
he sees fit?" ; , j j
. "Oh!" she exclaimed; and there;- -vf as
dismay and sharp disappointment jiri
her voice "You don't bean that hej li
going to bribe these men?" - . i J j
. "No" he said, relenting. "As a -mat-
ter of fact, I don't know precisely hatj
he is doing with the money, but I guess
it is finding its way ; into; legitimate
channels. I'll make him give me !an!
itemized expense account for your.bn
efit when It's all over,1 if you like."
"It would be kinder to tell tne mdra
about it now," she pleaded- ;
"No; I'll let him have that pleasure,
after the fact if we can get hlm'pr
doned out before you go baok east" j
, She asked no more questions, being;
unwilling to tempt him to ; break ;cdn-
fidence with Kent. But sho was tliinlk-J
Ing of all the desperate things a e-i
termined man with temperamental ujn-l
balancings might do when tbe tourihg'
car rolled noiselessly down the jfirial;
hill into the single street oif Megilp
There was but one '.vehicle in the
street at the moment' a ; freighter's
ore-wagon drawn by a team of mjuls,
meekest and most shambling-prosiic
of their trite. The ! inotor-car ;wjas
running on the spent velocity of the
descent, and Ormsby thought to Sedge
past without stopping.; But at' tjie
critical instant the mules gave way ,to
terrqr, snatched the heavy i wagon in-
to the opposite plank valk, and tri id
to climb a near-by telephone ; po! e.
Ormsby put hi3 foot on! the brake 'and
something snapped under the cari
"What was that?" . Elinor askel;
and Ormsbv erot down to invesdsate.
"It is our brake connection," he. an
nounced, after a brfef inspection.
"And we are five good miles f roin
Hudgins and his repair; kit". '
To Be Continued
IT WAS VERY AWKWARD.
Major" Warn Not a Military
In Tufa Case, bat the
Mrs. Norton came borne from alcall
one day in such a disturbed condition
that it was evident tears were not fir
in the background. She lost no time
in beginning her explanation,; relates
London Tit-Bits. S ,
"John," she said to ber husband, 'j'l
am so mortified I don t know what to
do." ! J
"What is the matter, my , dear"
asked Mr. Norton. f ! j
"I have been calling on Mrs. Peverijl
You know her husband. Major Pever-
ill?" i i
"Well, I have Just learned I to-day,
to my horror, that 'Major': in't i his
title at all. 'Major is his first name.'
"Why, certainly. I've always known
that. What is there i so ; mortifying
about it?" - ' ! ' i i i !
"Nothing," said Mrs. -; Norton, 'vjritb.
a groan, "only that I'vj 'been! calling
him 'Major every time; I've met Jii
for the last six months i". ,
Matter of Intormntlon.
The railroad official, George H. Dan
iels, tells a good story oh one; of jthje
brakemen of his line.: !A very fuSst,
nervous old woman approached hlmj on
the platform before leaving New York
and asked him if hi3 train stopped at
Poughkeepsie. He assured, her j that it
did. It was a local train, 'making a.
score or more of st&ps on its way! up
the river. At each of i these way Sta
tions the c!d lady sought out ;th&
brakeman and repeated her anxious
query. About a score -of times jthie
brakeman had given the sterectyjpejl
answer: . . i - ; ; j . ; ;
" "Yes, mum, it does."; ' ; j
At last the anxious traveler .got' oti
the brakeman'8 nerves! ; At .about the
twenty-first query he replied:
"Well, mum, nothings Is certain Ip
this life. All I can say !i$ that If thij
train doesn't s,top at ) poughkeedsie
there'll be the very dickens to pay!f'-f
N. Y. Herald. ' ; '
Worked Oat. j '
Father Now, look here'
marry that young pauper,
earth are you going to live? i
how ! oh
Dans-hter Oh. we have iworked thai
all out You remember that hen Aunt
Alice gave me? , .
"Yes." - ! ; ! j
"Well, I have been reading a pouljtry
clrcular, and I find that ja ;good ten
will bring up 20 chicks in a easirj.
Well, the next season that will be- 2
hens; and as each wilj riise 20 more
chicks, that will be 441i i. .The next
year the number will be 926l, ihe loB
lowing year 194,481 and it he nextUJ
fol -I nil T- V.l-nb-' lit nn1ir 4 chUli.
ing a piece we will then; hare "iovef
200,000. Then, you dear eld father.
well lend you some money to pay oil
the mortgage on this house." Cas,
BISHOP GRAFTON" ATTACKED BY
t Ai 2IU.WATJKEE 2HNISTER.
Wisconsin Episcopal Prelate Charged
I with. Recommending Prayers to
' . tae Saints Passages Ob
; jected To.
Milwaukee. Bishop Charles Chap
man Grafton, head of the Episcopal
churc-i in the diocese of Fond du Lac,
Wis., who is charged with heresy by
Rey. William Austin Smith, rector of
St.; Paul's Episcopal church in Milwau
kee, is. one of the foremost high church
men in this country. In a letter to the
Living Church, Rev. Mr. Smith writes:
'One reads with amazement the let
ter of Bishop Grafton; entitled 'Prayer
Durir r Trial' (the heresy trial of Dr.
Crap&ey), In the Living Church. It is
not its panic stricken temper. Its wail
against broad churchmen which con
found; It is the polytheistic litany
which he borrows from 1544 to put up
on the lips oi twenuetn century
"jlf Bishop Grafton will permit the
choice, many of us prefer, if we must
utter a pagan prayer, one of those
beautiful petitions of Socrates ad
dressed to 'Pan' and all the other
gods.'l This whine of the bishop to 'St
Mary,, all the holy patriarchs, prophets,
apostles, confessors and virgins, halts
pathetically in comparison. The Greek
pagan, had the merit of dignity and
"It 'is almost amusing, were it not
tragic to see an American bishop turn
bling into heresy while casting missiles
at heretics and storming heaven in be
half of the faith once delivered."
Here are some extracts from the
prayers to which Rev.- Mr. Smith ob
"Oh blessed Lord,. look In mercy on
this poor and distracted portion of thy
i BISHOP C. C. GRAFTON.
(Episcopal Prelate Whose Orthodoxy Has
i i t Been Attacked.)
mystical body. We are unworthy of
any; favor, but are rather deserving of
thy; punishments. Yet, for the honor,
of thy hoid and blessed mother, defend
her,: assaulted by insulting heresies
While W9 deserve naught at thy hands,
yet ;thou wilt surely defend her honor
who boro the and whose holy and im
maculate virginity is denied. Do not
let ; he- blasphemers triumph. Oh,
Lord, bring to naught the conceits of
the profane and carnally minded, and
preserve thy church In the faith once
and; Tor all time delivered; for thy
"Oh, Saint Mary, mother of God our
Lord Jesus Christ, pray for us.
"All holy angels and archangels and
all holy orders of blessed spirits, pray
"All holy patriarchs and prophets!
apostles, martyrs, confessors and vir-
gins, and all the blessed company of
heaven, pray for us."
Bishop Grafton was born in Boston
He bogan his religious work in Eng
landi as an evangelist He returned to
the;t"uited States in 1872 and remained
in Boston, where he was pastor of the
Chutch of the Advent, until 1888, when
he Was elevated to the episcopacy. He
has taken the vow of celibacy. He be
lieves in the Real Presence. He cele
brates mass in a manner very near to
the ; ceremonies of the Roman Catholic
church and In his own diocese wears
the.jniltre and other canonicals of
Roman blshop. He Is possessed of
unique personality and his teachings
and plan3 have been the subject of
much discussion all over the country.
He cherishes the hope of the unity of
evangelical churches along high church
lines sd nearly approaching Roman
Catholicism that It would be difficult
to differentiate between the Roman
and: Episcopal churches.
Bishop Grafton is now about 65 years
old., i He 13 rather fe'eble physically,
He is wealthy in his own right and has
built up one of the finest cathedrals
In America. There are six priests di
! rectly under Bishop Grafton. They al
! dress the bishop as my lord."
cathedral school has been established
and p. school for choir boys. '
Bl$hop Grafton does not think there
Is danger of the high and low church
es ?epaiatlng. "Our observances of
I high; service," he says, "simply show
the atholiclty and comprehensiveness
oi tne .piscopai cnurcn. 'mere is an
agreement on essentials between high
and:. Cow churchmen and toleration on
! matters: of opinion. Instead of disturb-
l Ing elements. We are divided like the
waves, but like the sea, one."
i iHistoric Relics Given Avar.
The Empress Eugenie has just given
to thie Swiss canton of Thurgau the
castl4 ofi Arenenberg, where Napoleon
IIL !pes.;ed several years of his youth.
Queen Hortense, on the fall of the
j first lenipire. fied to Switzerland, and
iln 1$17 purchased the castle, which Is
jdellgntfjilly situated on the shore of
Lake Constance. In the castle are the
Empress Josephine's harp, Queen Hor-
(tense's harpsichord and a camp bed-
jstead; of Naroleon III. :. . t
COY WILL RULE;; ISLAND.
' t : - - . j
H. E. Shearer of Indian poiis, Aged
26, Appointed Governor cf Hid- :
way in the Pacific Ccean.
Indianapolis, Ind. Lleyti f Maurice
E. Shearer, of this city, ii soon to bo
governor of one of the isiahd posses
sions of the United State?. . It: is not
large possession, and not ; . densely
populr.ted, but It is rather important
as it contains the United; States mid
way cable station between Honolulu
and the Philippines. The; place Is
known as Midway island. ' j- ; i . j .
Shearer, who is only 2 years old,
13 a second lieutenant in; the marine
corps, having worked his; 'way np- ti
MAURICE E. SHEARER.
(Young Lieutenant Appointed; Governor ot.
ilid way. Island.?, ; ; j
that position since 1901, When he en
listed as a private. He was &. Short-?
ridge high school pupil whtn ,war was!
declared between this country and!
Spain, and although he was ready tci
graduate from the school, he quit and
became a member of battery A, of this
city. ! ' i : . :
After his service with the i battery
Maurice Shearer went' toi Ohio and
there served as manager i for a con-j
trading company. The martial spirit
had seized on him, however 'jand one.
day his father received a letter to the;
effect that Maurice had enlisted as ai
private In the marine corpse at; Buffalo,',
in the hope of working up' toj a cosi-!
mission. In the examination 'through!
which he obtained his conimission as
second lieutenant, he stood f6u,-th Ini
a large class, and he stood equally!
high in an examination be has1 recent-l
ly taken at the end of a postgraduate1
course at Annapolis. Mi
A few days ago he was ! ordered toj
report at Washington and j was there ;
informed that he was to have; charge
of Midway island. He was placed In j
charge of a detail consisting of 35 ma-
rines and several officers, and left San I
Francisco for Honolulu,, wjhere, with
his detail, he will spend !a month, j
He will then go to Midwiy j island, j
five days' sail from Honolulu, r and !
LARCEST MORGUE ON EARTH
The Columbarium at San Frarclsca '
Not Unlike a Church ir. ifl.fpeh.v- .
ance A Costly Struciurfc. : ;
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San Francisco. The Byzantinesque :
church looking structure in; the ac-
companying picture might ibe a, tern-
pie in Russia or the orient, but. it is i '
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WZ?1A Mff 'iTt' ' i ii nn nmr n 'T"irf I i I
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THB HANDSOME MORGUE. . i
not merely San Francisco's! jfamoiis i
crematory and the largest; -in.1- the S
world until the earthquake) knd flrje i
came and turned" the city itt-j ) a . vait !
crematory and morgue. j j . j
It I3 said that San Franiscb was !,
the only city in the world j enforcing '
cremation on all its inhabitants,-! con- -Eequently
the extension of Cemeteries !!
was stopped, and the great hlack jcrois
on the Jieights and visible from shiijs ;
at sea marked the last of thj great j;
burial places of 'former das.j- : Tbia
crematory, built. at great expense, waia !
called the Columbarium and jwas fitted "tb
up with luxurious nooks aid corners -for
the dead. . Thera wee jtbeiusanda
of niches along the walls, aq inj a pic- ;
ture gallery, and the urna( ton the '
ashes were placed above and; below !
"the line," - according to yoiar j choice
of position and length of purse, : ' '
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An Educated Elephant, i ; 1 '
' Whn Tirrl Tiifrrln ' van vlidm,A'4 I
India he received a novel pjlpeif knife '
from the Maharajah Holkar -of ilndbre
as a return gift of an ivory Jiaper;cut-
ter given to him in England! ; The j
viceroy . introduced a fine ybung ; ile i
phant into the room. A pllecfl news-
papers lay at Lord Dufferin's! Eldej !
the animal went up to them, cai them v
neatly with his tusks, which; hail been !
purposely sharpened, and lal& Jljiemfla j
a neat heap on the floor, teady1 for '
perusal. . : : ' - ;. . .. -! . i :
To Measure Day or Hiht - j
To ascertain roughly the- jTength' of
the day and night at any tlci of the
year, double the sen's, rislnjgj which
elves the lensrth of tha a
-w-w 4 ocLiiog, wntfcX give J)
the lensth of thft- ria i ! -.1 ?
the length of the' day.
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