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A Sold tor's Draun.
The thick, low beat of distant drums Thro' clouds of dust, falls on my ear. As bravely on the long line comes Chasseur, dragoon and grenadier. "With swing and toss of plumed head. Mid sloping rows of shining steel. They pass, and he who boldly led Them long ago, for woe or weal Hides on before; and in that face. Deep-scarred and brown, I see once more Him who abhored defeat, disgrace, Leading victorious) as of yore. A glance of those gray eyes, and lo! With cracked voice calling, silly hand Outstretched in greeting as they go, I rise to follow his command. And waking, find it but a dream, That flash of scarlet, blue and gold. How strangely real it all doth seem. To me, gray-haired and bent and old. Harriet R. Go ft, in Leslies. Honors for Battleships. With the exception of torpedo boats and a few small pleasure craft, the American built Russian cruiser Variag is today the fastest vessel afloat, hav ing gone through a seven and a half hours' trial run at a speed of from 23.6 to 23.7 knots, or 27.14 to 27.25 miles an hour, says the New York Post. We need go back only a few years to find a time when the large Atlantic racers in point of regularly attainable speed were far beyond any thing that had ever been done in any navy, and their performances were con sidered practically beyond reach un der the severe conditions of cramped space, light machinery weight, and oth ers similarly restrictive to the design er. The United States triple-screw cruiser "Minneapolis about six years ago developed slightly more than 23 knots during her contract trials. As in the cases of most naval vessels, it was not expected that this would be demanded hour after hour in a run of several days, and in 1895 practical demonstration was given for the first time that a naval vessel could actu ally hold her own with one of the crack Atlantic liners. This was af forded by the United States -cruiser Columbia, in her phenomenal run from the Needles, near Southampton, to Sandy Hook lightship, off the Ameri can shore, in a few minutes less than seven days, or, to be exact, in 6 days; 23 hours and 39 minutes, the average speed for the whole trip being 21.3 miles an hour. Since that time high priced long distance runs of war ves sels have been repeated. But among all the swift cruisers and battleships the Variag's 23.7 knots give her today first place. Ilazers Get Scant Mercy Cadet John Hicks of Rockdale, Tex., a member of the third class of th Virginia military institute, has been dismissed from the school for breaking close arrest pending an investigation by the superintendent,Gen. Scott Shipp, for hazing a fourth-class man. Ex-Cadet Hicks was caught red handed by a tactful officer in his offi cial rounds in cadet barracks. He was jus-t going to administer "a bucking" to "the "hat" when in stepped the officer and caught him with, his hand up raised, and he was immediately order ed to his room, under colse arrest, but later broke arrest. Reinstatement was asked, but the superintendent stated that he could do nothing for him in that line, so he has left for his home. The superintendent is more than determined to break up hazing in any of its forms which may exist among the cadets, and when once a cadet is reported for hazing he is sent home immediately. This makes four cadets dismissed from the present third class so far this session for haz ing new cadets or fourth-class men. Baltimore Sun. Lt Dean of West Point. Kvery cadet who has attended the military academy at West Point dur ing the last thirty years will remem ber Col. Peter Michie. who for more than thirty years had been the pro fessor of philosophy at West Point. "Col. Mitchie was a Scotchman by birth and graduated from the military acad emy in 1863. at the head of his class. He got out of the school In plenty of time to see active service and he im proved his opportunities so that in side of two years he had risen from a second lieutenancy to a brevet as brigadier general. In the spring of 1871 he went to West Point to fill the position which he had ever since occu pied. - One of his sons, Lieut. Dennis Michie, was killed at the fight at San Juan hill, and another, William, died soon after in Pennsylvania. Col. Mi chie, who recently died, leaves a widow and one daughter, and two brothers, one of whom is an official of the Na tional Soldiers Home at Dayton, O. Ati"! floor Prisoner "How could you face war?" I said at St. Helena to a trembling old man of 65, who had volunteered to fight. "I prayed to the Lord." he said, "I gave myself and my family to hit care. And it was wonderful to see how he strengthened us. There was not a tear.. One daughter carried my rifle, the other my bandolier, and my wife (she is 63) carried my bag. They were all quiet; you would never have thought I was going away. I did -a soldier's duty; I did what I had to do. It is strange, in the heat of a fight youdo not care what happens. You shoot, and you do not care. How it should come that a thing like that can happen I do not know, but it does happen to a man. But, oh, it is a bitter thing to think of afterward! When I think of what I saw all around me I shiver with horror. Believe me, I can scarcely keep the tears out of my eyes at night when I think of the sufferings I have seen. I grieve as much for the widows in England as for those of our own people. "I know I am a prisoner, and must be obedient," he added. "I have my parole, and can go a little way out of the camp, and sit down quietly to read. I am thankful they give me" that liberty." I said a word of sympathy. Vlt is well," he answered gently, "that we have the Bible left." Mrs. John Richard Qreen in the Nineteenth Century. West Point Cadets Graduate. The first-class of cadets of the mili tary academy at West Point was grad uated in Cullum memorial building re cently. The address to the class ot seventy-three members was delivered by General John Brooke, commanding the Department of the East, who also presented the diplomas. Tha early graduation of the class this year was necessitated by the reorganization ot the army. The men graduated were given a furlough until March 10, after which many of them were assigned to duty in the Philippines. The first ten members of the class were assigned to the engineers' branch of the service. They are Johnston, Oregon; Sherrill, North Carolina; Poole, Wisconsin; Peck, Wisconsin; Lee, North Carolina; Spalding, Michigan; Dent, Pennsylva nia; Caples, Missouri; Jewett, New York; and Williams, Missouri. This is an unusual assignment, five being the usual number allotted. The six following will be given their choice between ordnance, artillery, cavalry, or infantry. Then thirty-two ma; go into either the artillery, cavalry, or infantry. The remaining twenty-five have a choice only between the cavalrj or infantry. How Uncle Sam FeetJ His Soldiers. In order to be able to feed the sol diers in the Philippines as they are fed it is necessary to keep a kind ci procession of supply ships on the wat erways from New York to Manila by way of the Suez canal and across the Pacific from San Francisco. It will not do to store immense volumes oi supplies in Manila, for that is a trop ical climate, and all food is more or less perishable in so hot a tempera ture. Therefore, ships are going all the time, and never in one shipment are supplies for more than one month sent. We have 70,000 troops there.but that is not the total number dependent in a great degree upon the commissary supplies. The civilians connected with the army in any way have tne privil ege of buying from the commissaries. Harper's Weekly. America's Pirst Battleship. It is interesting to recall at this time when the navy is undergoing such a tremendous growth, the fact that in 1775, about 125 years ago, the first ship carrying the stars and stripes to be saluted by a foreign gun was the An drew Doria. The exact circumstances are unknown, but the record goes on to say: "The governor of Eustasia was subsequently removed for his in discretion." The Andrew Doria was a purchased brig mounting but four teen guns, sailed from Baltimore, and was burned In Delaware bay In 1777 to prevent her from falling Into the hands of the enemy. Per Naval Station at Charleston. Arrangements are being made by the bureau of yards and docks for the ac quisition of land designated as the site of the new naval station at Charles ton, S. C. The portion of Chicora park desired, a little over 147 acres, has al ready been secured from the city, and this part of the site formally made over to the United States' government. The negotiations for what is known as Lawton's , land, comprising some 170 acres, are stated to be in a satisfactory state, and the acquirement of all - the land desired for the naval station, it is stated,, will be accomplished within a short time. Out Month's Enlistments. Summary of the enlistments for the line of the army during the month of December, 1900, was as follows: En listments for general recruiting service, 1,627; enlistments in cities. 1,331; en listments at military posts and in the field. 296; total. 1,627. - Afraid of Bnla. To what extent the Russian policy has influenced the imagination of Swe dish people may toe gathered from the fact that In Sundavall.on the east coast of Sweden, the inhabitants have form- ed a committee for the purpose of col lecting means to defray the cost of erecting forts in and around the town, and particularly to create a defense. against the attack from the sea. I The Late Chris Magee j After a protracted illness Christopher Lyman Maee of Pittsburg, the well known anti-Quay leader, died at his temporary home in Harrisburg, Pa., the other afternoon. He was afflicted with a cancerous disease which devel oped about two years ago. , Mr. Magee was strong enough to take part in the recent election of United States senator, and cast his vote against M. S. Quay. He supported Congressman John Dalzell of Pittsburg for the position. While his death would doubtless ultimately have re sulted from the malady which so long CHRISTOPHER L. MAGEE. made him a great sufferer. It was hur ried by the passage of legislation giv ing his city Pittsburg a new charter. ripping" Magee's friends out of office. Senator Magee was born In Pitts burg, April 14, 1848, and came from a family long prominent In western Pennsylvania. He was thrown on his own responsibility when he was about 15 years old. At the time of his death he was worth between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000. At the age of 21 he was cashier of the Pittsburg city treasury. Two years later he was elected city treasurer. He was re-elected in 1874 by a largely increased majority. He arly became interested in the devel opment of natural gas, from which he reaped rich returns. He was largely concerned in the ownership and man agement of street railways in Pitts burg. In 1884 Mr. Magee purchased the Pittsburg Times. In 1896 he founded the Daily News, an afternoon paper. He was interested In various banfeing and insurance and other companies. He represented his congressional dis trict in the national convention of 1876, 1880, 1884, "1888, 1892 and 1896. In 1888 he was nominated by his party for state senator, and elected by an overwhelming majority, and again In 1890. Mr. Magee was married twenty-six years ago to Eleanor L. Gillespie. They had no children. i A Million a year Salary. If the reports are correct Charles M. Schwab is to receive a salary of $1, 000,000 a year for five years as presi dent or the United States steel corpora tion. This Is beyond comparison muph the greatest salary ever paid except to men who have become kings or em perors. What is still more remarkable is the fact that the directors of the corporation are practically unanimous In the opinion that Mr. Schwab will more than earn the million a year, which he is to be paid. J. Pierpont Morgan is quoted as declaring that Mr. Schwab will save for his employers at least $5,000,000 a year by consolidat ing offices and cutting down running expenses in other ways. In that view of the case it would appear that the million dollar president is rather under than over paid. If a man is able to ve $5,000,000 a year, it is certainly as legitimate to pay him one-fifth of his lavings as to pay $1,000 a year to a Girt Follotv f Miss year-old farm an Omaha haler has appointed John F. Odefey ner guardian. Last fall Miss Thomsen rebelled against hard work on her father's farm and came to Omaha, se curing the position of companion of Mrs. Odefey. The girl's father demand ed her return or the $3 she received weekly. Odefey applied to the court jo be made the girl's guardian, claim ins that her father had forced her Kate Thomsen, a pretty sixteen ' "" V, girl, has been freed from 4- " ") "" ' work by an edict of court, says X . I T. telegram. Judge Vinson- --k'J, man whose earning capacity Is fir times that amount. A few years ago Mr. Schwab was working for $2 a day as a rod man for the Carnegie com pany. His rise since that time has been meteoric. With each step in the consolidation of the steel industries of the country his earning capacity lias become greater, and his salary has cor respondingly increased. In his pres ent position he will not only enjoy the largest salary ever paid in the business world, but he will have the largest possible field in which to show his ability as an organizer and manager. Strang Heftiest of forto -Rican. In view of the congressional policy toward Porto Rico we cannot pretend astonishment at the extraordinary "protest" made to the President by a delegation of islanders representing a mass meeting held at Juan early in February. The delegates asked the President to direct Governor Allen to call a special session of the territorial legislature for the purpose of repeal ing a tax law passed only a few weeks ago by that body and signed by Gov ernor Allen. The petitioners had a long list of objections to the law. which imposes a tax on property and on incomes. They and those for whom they spoke prefer ihe continuation of the old system of insular and munici pal taxes, coupled with the customs duties collected under the Foraker net and covered (in part, at least) into the Porto Rican treasury. The new law, they apprehend, will work great mischief. It will withdraw money from circulation by collecting semi annually, in advance, $500,000 or more. It will be neither uniform nor fair, since the only standard of valuation will be the personal opinion of the assessors', who may 'be appointed by political favor. The amount of the tax is wholly uncertain, since no valu ation of property has ever been made in the island. And so on. Ejc'-Ambasjodor 7hl. Edwin F. Uhl. who was United States ambassador to Germany during the closing months of President Cleveland's second administration, is seriously ill at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich., and considerable alarm is felt by his friends and his family. Mr. Uhl had only recently recovered r from a severe illness, and was con valescent when the present relapse at tacked him. He is one of Michigan's most prominent lawyers. When ap pointed ambassador to Germany he was serving as assistant secretary of EDWIN F. UHL. state, and his appointment was highly satisfactory to the people of Michigan. He has been the acknowledged leader of the bar of Grand Rapids for many years, and is a very wealthy man. He has been one of the prominent men in the - Don Dickinson wing of the Dem ocracy, and served a term as mayor of Grand Rapids. It was believed that Mr. Uhl would get a cabinet position in 1893, and he was highly indorsed, but was given the Berlin mission. a PIot&. , from her home by cruel treatment. She performed, she says, the work of a common farm laborer, such as fol lowing the plow and making and stacking hay. The judge declared that If this was the custom he would give no encouragement to making farm hands of Nebraska, girls Montana's New Senator . Paris Gibson, who has Just been elected United States Senator for the short term of the Montana Legislature is the "founder of the town of Great Falls, Mont., and one of the leading capitalists of the state. He was horn at Brownfield, Me., on' July 1,' 1830. His father was a farmer and lumbar man. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1851 and soon thereafter was elected to the Maine Legislature. In 1858 he removed to Minneapolis, Minn., where in association with W. W. Eastman, he built the Cataract flour mill, the first In the city, and PARIS GIBSON, operated the North Star woolen mills. He met with reverses during the panic of 1873, and in 1879 removed to Fort Benton, Mont., where he engaged in sheep raising. He was among the first in that region to take up the Industry and has continued the business with profit. In 1882 he visited the falls of the Missouri river, and, on examining the resources of the surrounding coun try, was impressed with the advan tages of the place for a city, because of its unlimited water power, its de posits of coal, and extent of agricultur al and grazing lands. With James J. Hill of St. Paul, he acquired title to the town and named it Great Falls. By the completion of the St. Paul, Minne apolis and Manitoba railroad to that point in 1887 a great stimulus was given to the town, which increased to a city of 18,000 inhabitants. To Mr. Gibson is due its splendid public park system, the first in the Northwest. He was organizer of the Great Falls Water Power and Town Site company and has been active in the support of every enterprise In the city. He has much of his wealth invested in the gold, silver, iron, and coal industries of the surrounding regions. He was a delegate to the Montana Constitutional convention in 1889 and was Senator from Cascade County to the first Legislature, where he adwo cated the consolidation of all State institutions for liberal education under the name of the University of Mon tana. His library is the largest in the city. His wife is active in literary and ed ucational circles and is the founder of the Valleria Public Library of Great Falls. She Is a daughter of Jesse Powell Sweat of Brownfield, Me. They have four children. A. Ticltiresqtie Cuban. Senor Salvador Cisneros, who is the most prominent figure in the constitu tional deliberations now going forward in the Havana convention, has been conspicuous in all the revolutions of the island against the rule of Spain. For a long time he had been out of sight and of mind, but suddenly re appeared in the '60s to throw himself SENOR CISNEROS. into the agitation then going on In Cuba. He was made president of the provisional government, but was forced to submit to the inevitable When the Cuban deputies voted to dis band. In 1879 Cisneros went to New York, where he made his living as a retail cigar merchant. Early' in the last revolution, while he was still abiding with friends in New York, he was elected provisional president. The old Cuban patriot is said to be of noble Spanish birth. His title is al leged to be Marquis de Belancourt, but not a great deal is known of his per sonal history owing to the secluded life he has bteen forced to live while work ing for his country's freedom. He Is now about 76 years old. ,-! r 17 Garlic Urmath. M - 'w. . In a crowded street car the garlic breath can be used Dy picsrpocKets w jnntin Komra.1 witnesses in Jef ferson Market court recently told how effective the garlic breath was in their cases. The pickpockets, they assert ed, crowded against them In the cars and blew nauseating blasts In their faces. Naturally their heads went back and np, and the pickpockets could operate witn less aanger ox u i. This trick has long been known to the police, but It Is new to the public New York Letter. MINUTE CREATURES. on Microbes That Kay Prove TJsefuk Duoomed by Bacterlolog-ists. The bacteriologists are learning to take new views of the minute creatures which they study. When the startling world of micro-organisms was discov ered there was nothing but hard words for it The first bacteria found were those of disease, and the bacteriologists were so horrified by their misdeeds that they condemned the whole tribe. -of micro-organisms to death without inquiring further into the matter. The humorist and the comic artist lent aid In blasting their reputations, making lokes and drawing imaginary pictures of microbes with horrible jaws, eyes and tentacles, until the mere word bac teria came to mean something dreadful It was much like mentioning a cobra or boa constrictor to even, speak of them. Pasteur the great, wise Pas teur so feared bacteria that he kept a bowl of scalding water by his plate at meals, dipping his dishes, knives and forks into it before using them by way of preventing the smallest mi crobe from passing his lips and did. in fact, prevent it so effectually that he ruined his digestion, poor man. For in scalding the evil-disposed bacteria to death he scalded many more that were necessary in carrying on the work of his stomach, and so deprived himself of their aid. The bacteriolo gists now know that there are many well meaning microbes among their charges. The microbe tribes are made up like those of the larger creatures. They are useful, harmless cows and dogs and sheep and poultry as well as murderous tigers, lions and vampire, bats in the microbe world. In fact, the useful bacteria are in the majority, just as the useful animals outnumber the savage ones. The bacteriologists have lately found several most promis ing species among them. There is one tribe, for example, that may be turned into scavengers. They are very greedy for refuse of all kinds, and it is sug gested by the sanguine that in time they may be raised in large tanks and made to devour the garbage of cities. Another microbe in favor just now Is one that furnishes light. The bacteri ologists are very guarded in talking of it, and do not want to promise too much, but they admit that this new micro-organism may be Induced to gives serviceable light in the future. It is the microbe that makes phosphores cent fishes luminous. Heretofore It was generally thought that this light came from phosphorous like that used in matches, but the experiments with, these microbes prove otherwise. By placing the flesh of fresh haddocks or herrings in a weak brine and keeping it at 40 degrees above zero for a few days the fish, as well as the brine it self becomes luminous, giving off pals green light. Chicago Record. ST. HELENA HAS A BOOM. Boer Prisoners of War Add Lif and Activity to the Island. Perhaps not since Napoleon was an involuntary resident at St. Helena has the island risen to so much promi nence as it may now claim to enjoy. For this reason the report of Gov. Sterndale, dated August, 1900, will be found of unusual interest. The Im ports "have jumped from 34,365 in 1897, to 91,699 In 1899, and for 1900 a much larger increase is anticipated. Labor is In demand at good wages; there is no want among the indus trious, and "it is a pleasure to record," says the governor, "that, although money has been more plentiful and the temptations of the public houses greater, serious crime has been absent and petty crimes less than in the pre vious year. The cost of living has, however, greatly increased, and dur ing the present year the prices of food have doubled and quadrupled, so that what used to be considered necessaries of life, such as milk, butter, eggs and meat, are now luxuries, and the prin cipel food of the poor, 1. e.. fish, Is both scarce and expensive. With the increased garrison and the great num ber of prisoners of war, a large quan tity of fish, which Is plentiful enough in the sea, could profitably be dis posed of daily were the people ener getic enough to catch them. I have always advocated a fishery company here, worked by English capital and labor, and had such a one been start ed as projected in 1896-1897, it would have been reaping a golden harvest just now, both in salted and fresh fish. The aspect of the place has greatly changed; instead of the quiet monotony of past years, Jamestown Is a scene of noisy activity, and the perils of our roads are considerably increased by four-in-hand mule wag ons driven by reckless Kaffir boys." Plymouth Church to Save Club. Time has laid Its hand upon the policy of historic Plymouth church. The admirers and followers of Beecher are slipping away from church to grave and younger men now are di recting the affairs of Plymouth. Dr. Hillis believes in surrounding him self with young men of energy and ability. With this object in view ha will tonight organize in the lecture room the Plymouth League of Young Men. Meetings will be held weekly. A building near the church has been purchased -and it will be turned, into' a club house. New York Press. Xrresolntion Shows Weahness. In matters of great . concern, and which must be done, there is no surer argument of a weak mind than Ir resolution; to be undetermined where the case is so plain and the necessity no urgent; to be always intending to live a new life; but never to find time to set about it; this is as If a man. should put off eating, and drinking, and s-'eeplng, from one day and night to another, till he Is starve.! and des troyed. Tillotson. .