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By WINCROVE BATHON. . -U Copyrlgkt, IMS, 'oy Dally Story Publishing CompuyJ .. jqj Tou have seen the engraving of the monument created by David D' Angers to the memory of Marcos Botzaris, and you know whether or not the great sculptor was successful in his determination that he who fell at Mis solonghi should have a monument worthy of his heroism and patriotism. The story of that monument, a sad and pretty tale, is little known too little known. We torget too easily. There is no longer a Botzaris; there 13 no longer a Mavrocordato. Misso longhi itself is remembered but as the place where Byron died, and even then only when one says "Missolonghi 1824." And that is a long time ago. The day David D Angers found the inspiration he sought for his monu ment to Botzaris, he was walking among the tombs of Pere-la-Chalse. He saw a young girl lying on a grave stone, at full length, tracing with a colored chalk the name "Marcos Bot zaris" on the headstone of the tomb. She had just finished the last one of the letters on the otherwise blank shaft of marble. "My child," David called to her, as he approached, "why do you write that name upon that tomb? That tomb has nothing to do with Bot zaris." "I know it. Monsieur," she replied, "i simply came here for a walk, and I was thinking of Marcos Botzaris. Be sides, the monument has nothing to do with him because it is not half good enough' for him, beautiful as it is in its simplicity." "Why do you think it is not good enough for him?" the sculptor asked. "He was a Greek, Monsieur!" she said, simply. She wept. David took note of her. She was about fourteen, just budding into womanhood, with the travail of the transition expressed in her every feature, every limb. Here, he said to himself, was not only the subject for his composition, but the model for his art as welL His statue took shape in his mind. This girl, he thought to himself, would rep resent, copied in stone, to the moot casual observer the struggle for free dom. She would bend for him over the tomb of Botzaris to drag the secret of that freedom from him and give to the world in effigied marble the story Botzaris fell too soon to finish. Dawning life, the reincarnation of liberty, would take up the work of the dead, in its ever continuing effort to fulfill its mission. It would be his masterpiece. Questioning the girl, he learned nothing. She had nothing to tell, she said. Her name? She would not give it. Her residence? She shook her head. She told him nothing beyond that she happened to be in Pere-la-Chaise for a walk. David seated himself upon a nearby tomb and commenced to speak of his monument.' He prefaced his remarks with the question: "You are a Greek?" "As Monsieur sees." she said, proud ly raising her head. At fcrst she listeneu to him incredu lously. When ne spoke of her coun try's war for freedom, and his own ideal of independence, a fire kindled in her eyes, and she arled her tears, and listened, silently entranced, show ing only by her heaving young breast and the flashing of her eyes, the emo tion his words occasioned her. At length he reached the point of his conversation. Would she pose for him? "I, Monsieur! I" she exclaimed, in a paroxysm of eagerness and joy as she sprang to her feet. "Yes," she said. He began to speak of paying her for the sittings she should give him, but she would not listen. "I want no pay," she said. "It is for him!" "Come." she continued. "Is ths studio of Monsieur near? Let us start." He was puzzled. He did not know what to make of her. But to David D'Angers the words "patriot" and "patriotism" meant something almost sacred. She had in her, he saw, some thing of the spirit of Missolonghi. It was better so. Better for his work, better for him, better for her. "So be it," he said, at length. "Come." He led her home with him at once, and the first sitting was commenced. Silent, wrapped in her own thoughts, with the exact expression upon her He was walking among the tombs or Pere-la-Chaise. face that he desired, he had no need to tell her a word of what he wanted. By intuition she seemed to know, and by the intuition of his genius he worked. Day ty day she returned at the ap pointed hour, but never a word did she vouchsafe as to herself or her an tecedents, and David, engrossed with his composition, grew to think of her less and less, as his composition neared its comple tion and he grew to thinking of the statue more. On the wall of his studio hung a very handsome bronze crucifix, on a velvet panel. He often found- her watching it. It seemed to have a fas cination for her, and one day.when the child was dressing, after twc or throe hours of hard work, when he had spoken to her again of payment for her sittings and she had again de clined the money, she exclaimed, with a glance at the crucifix: "If you insist upon payjng me, M. David, you may give me that!" The crucifix was worth considerably more than the price of her sittings at I m m - V "I, Monsieur! I!" she exclaimed. two francs fifty centimes an hour, the usual price, and iJ'Angers hesitated. "What do you want with it?" ha asked. "I would place it in my room, M. David," she said, "and pray tb Christ for Greece." He took down the Image and hand ed it to her, and she left that day, the last day of the sittings, staggering under its weight. The statue was finished and sent to Greece, and the .nought of his model passed from his mind. She was a little of a mystery to him, but Paris held many such mysteries, or what seemed to be mysteries. In those days, and models, to David D'Angers, were simply models. That was the story of the Marcos Botzaris monument. David had been sufficiently young to be enthusiastic and sufficiently presumptious to im agine he could do something which had never been done before. He had succeeded. With the aid of the spirit of Missolonghi, he had succeeded. In after years, when he departed from France, exiled by Louis Napo leon, a wanderer on the face of the earth, the irresistible desire to behold once more his masterpiece finally drew him to Greece. Long before the vessel anchored he caught a glimpse of the tumulus erected at the foot of the bastion in hcnor of Botzaris. It made a small, dark spot on the horizon, but above it was a speck, small and white., with another dark speck beside it. He knew the white speck was his statue of the young Greek girl, but It was not until he had landed that he knew what is now a matter of history that his statue had been mutilated almost beyond repair. As he reached the tomb, he wept like a child, for. lying across the marble figure was the unknown girl who had originated the masterpiece, and who, having journeyed to Missolonghi to behold the composition once more, and having found the right hand of the statue broken, the index finger of which pointed to the name, after try ing to hide the cruel, vandal break with a bouquet of flowers, had died of a broken heart, and. with her still warm clay, for one brief hour was taking the place of the marble effigy she had inspired to the memory of Marcos Botzaris and his fall at Misso longhi. WITNESSED BY "ME AND HEAVEN." Hantnu Ineldeat at MIlwankM ThMtrlckl Performance Robert Rdeson. the actor, tells this story of the stage: "I've seen and heard a good many funny things in the way of plays and play actors in my time, but the greatest thing I ever saw or heard was in Milwaukee. This was several months ago. It was in one of the museums there. The museum had a stock company in Its theater, and its great specialty was border drama. Kvery week they gave a new drama of the wild and woolly west. This play that I saw was a blood-curd-ler of that character, and at the time I dropped in at the theater the stage was " pitch dark, and two men were fighting a duel. I could hear the knives clash together, and hear the men stumble around the stage, but I could only faintly distinguish the forms of the actors. After a while there was a thump on the floor, and the villain (I knew it was the villain by his accent) hissed. 'Ah, ha! Ru dolph Tegherington, I have you now, and no one nigh to see me do the deed!' Then the drummer hit the bass drum a belt and the calcium man turn ed on the light, and away up on a rocky pass a -woman (the heroine) was seen standing. "Coward!" she shouted, 'me and heaven is here!'". HOME AND FASHIONS. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PREVAILING MODES OF THE MOMENT. Pleat Waists Give Evidence ef larlty for the Coming Seuee Slutom of Wearing Patches Kay Be Btl The Bummer Girl of 103. The Summer Girl or lOOS. iSummer fashions are decidcGey pic turesque. Full, flowing, trailing sKlrts. bodices with large falling collars or draped fichus and elbow-sleeves will rule in the evolution of frocks of the ethereal summer stuffs. They are Elab orated with intricate insettings of fine laces: and Paris says that many of the summer gowns will be made with aRsh es instead of belts. Accordingly, all sorts of lovely sash ribbons, among which are the Pompadour patterns of dainty posies, are shown. With streamers fluttering over billowy flounces, the sashes will add much to the graceful beauty of summer modes. One of the most delightful charac teristics of the new styles is their femininity; and the summer girl of 1902. In her beruffled and lace-trimmea gown, her rose-enwreathed picturesque flat hat of gracefully drooping curves, her flowered parasol, and mittens, wili be a vision charming to behold. Pleated Wnlats. As the season advances the taste Is evinced for Norfolk and other pretty pleated waists a fashion particularly becoming to slender figures, and since the plait3 are lengthwise, not objec tionable to those who are no longer 6lim. These pleats are seen in vari ous materials among the spring wools and silk and wool mixtures, and the summer silks and handsome wash fab rics, and are usually box-pleats spread flat, or often a series of finer ones with usually a band of insertion be tween. The belted round waists are in three box-pleats, alike front and back, sometimes below a yoke, or else a pleated waist with yoke has wider lengthwise bands simulating such pleats, with a line of embroidery on lace through the center, these bands extending from the waist to the neck and shoulders. Princesse Wedding Gowns. The clinging grace and picturesque ness of the various princesse Btyles are largely responsible for the marked favor they command for wedding gowns and elegant evening dreefcs. The continuous, unbroken lines from shoulder to skirt hem at the back In variably Impart length and slender ness, and the fronts this season show more than ever very youthful and charming effects. Satin royal, creped satin, peau de sole, crepe de chine, chiffon over moire, silk-warp veiling, lace, net, and brocade are among the fabrics most favored for princesse gowns this year, and pretty silk and wool fancies are employed for less ex pensive developments of these models. Pa'cbes May Be Revived. Hints are being dropped in London that among the many revivals of past fashions and customs promised for this wonderful year that of patching is to be numbered. It is one which will certainly accord with the rich at tire that is undoubtedly to be worn, and if. too, the political salon is to be restored, as indeed is most proba ble, opportunity will be given to grett ladies of wearing their patches with a purpose. In former days a coach and horses was a favorite design, but. ac cording to a recent writer, the "lady of quality" in King Kdward VII.'s reign will doubtless adorn herself with motor cars, airships and other modern inventions. Handsome Evening Waist. Handsome waist of white panne The upper part of both waist and sleeves is made with wide crosswise tucks. The beautiful applique trim ming is composed of gold velvet and black chenille. The narrow plastron Is of white silk. ornamented with rows of fagoting, as is also the belt which is fastened In front with a gold buckle. Neuste Blouse n. Par Golf and Tennis. As long as golf and tennis reccl& so popular and attractive to tie lovers of outdoor life, ne-? rids and fancies are sure to present themselves. This spring the women are wearing very swagger chamois-leather leggings, bound and stitched and buttoned on the side. They are cooler than the heavy leather ones, and much more comfortable and pliable. Worn with, black shoes, they are ngly, but with tan shoes they are chic to a degree. With the short golf and tennis skirt, a woman's foot gear is very much en evidence, so she can not be too ' careful how sie Is shod. It Is quite a fad now to make thes leggings for yourself, and, with a good pattern. It Is not a difficult task. CnJs aad Pretty. Have you a lace bolero? If yoi haven't and are skillful with the needle you can make an exquisite little garment for yourself. Buy any kind of pattern lace that you fancy and cut the bolero out. Af ter you join the parts, finish the edges with a fluted chiffon ruffle or a lace frill. You can make the frill r It can be garnitured with baby ribbon. If you make a lace bolero fer your self the cost will be about one-quarter of the shop price for the dainty con fection. Kin ger-Shield for Sowing. On the notion counters one sees an old-fashioned device in the shape of a finger-shield, to be used for affording protection to the hand In sewing, in place of the thimble. The silver ones are engraved and often decorated with a monogram. Along with these are shown pin cushions, consisting of sil ver boxes, in which are set velvet pads, held together by two silver or naments, intended for use on the sew ing table. Pretty Strapped Waist. Waist of bengaline or soft cloth, with fitted back and sides and blouse front. It is trimmed with straps fas tened at the ends with buttons and tassels. The sleeves, trimmed to cor respond, are tight-fitting at the top and finished at the bottom with a large puff. Le Luxe. Newest Balr Ornament. Quite the newest hair ornament is the "Juliet cap." This is a revival of the little netted cap of pearls or bril liants worn by Italian women of rank and fashion when Romeo wooed Juliet. It is charming w'ith the low dressing, and is worn at the top of the head. Another dainty novelty is the tiara shaped wreath of maidenhair fern, gleaming with dewdrops. Small ivy leaves, with tiny flowers intermingled, are used in similar fashion, and rosea, buds and other floral arrangements, are all fascinating and pretty. Attractive Stocks. Most attractive among the new stocks are those of a foundation of heavy white pique, the turnover being of a finer quality, dividing and ex tending far below the edge of the stock in two wide, rounded points. These turnover pieces are embroidered In French knots in colors set between two curved lines of white and black, all done in heavy cotton. The points in front, though deep, lie close to the collar, and present a smart, tailor made appearance. Piping Is Popular. The old-fashioned idi of piping is revived once more, though perhaps one might truthfully say that it has never really gone quite out. Velvet, satin and even panne pipings of very much tne same color as the cloth they adora are in vogue. Notes of the Pashlons. This is to be a great year for neck ruffs. Birds' nests perch atop of a few of the new hats. The surplice nightgown is one of the most sought new styles for sum mer wear. - Lingerie'sashes are promised as an adjunct of the smartest wash gowns this year. Oriental laces . are especially well adapted to the present styles of hat trimming. The magpie craze appears in under skirts of black and white taffeta adorned with three little ruffles in black. A white linen collar to be worn with shirtwaists fastens at the back and has a turnover finish with a point at the front. Capes of - the regulation style, of bright red scarlet cloth, are the new est idea for fair golfers for early spring days on the links. Upon the set of the shawl-like plait at the shoulder, which Is the chief characteristic of the Gibson shirtwaist, depends its style and becomingness. . Short, exceedingly short, black taf feta jackens, stitched in white, and their bertha-like collars embellished with white applique, are swagger this season. The tops of "snap" fasteners for kid gloves are now made in extra large size. Some of these are as large as a five-cent piece, and ornamented with a fancy design. . Three bands of a fancy silk braid caught together at Intervals and fas tened at the front with a small buckle form a dainty and fashionable belt These belts are also to be had in bandi of velvet. ' " , ' Dlfferenee. My neighbor lives on the hill. And in the valley dwell. M y neighbor must look down on me, I must look up ah. well. My neighbor lives on the hill. And I in the valley dwell. 3 neighbor reads and prays. And I I laugh. God wot. And sine like a bird when the grass Is green In my small garden plot: But ah. he reads and prays, ? And 11 laugh. God wot. . H1 face Is a book of woe. ' And mine is a song of glee: A slave he is to the great "They say," But I am bold and free: No wonder he smacks of woe. And I have the tang of glee. My neighbor thinks me a fool. . "X"e same to yourself." say I: w hy, take your books and take your prayers. Give me the open sky;" liy neighbor thinks me a fool, "The same to yourself," say I. Paul Laurence Dunbar. In March Llp plncott'a. A Qaeor Cola In a G:am. John W. Woodward of New Haven, Conn., has a remarkable coin which has been examined by several local coin collectors and others in New York city, and of which none has been able to find any trace of the origin or has any seen a duplicate of it. The coin came into the possession of Mr. Woodward in a very peculiar man ner. A friend of his, who was summer ing in West .Haven, caught one morn ing a clam, about five inches in length. The clam was given to Mr. Woodward. On opening it he found embedded in the muscle a hard substance, which had what appeared to be a thick crust about it. This being chipped off it re vealed a coin. Polishing disclosed the identity of it and it proved to have on the face the head of the late Queen Vic toria. Around the edge were the words "Victoria Regina" and at the bottom the date "1853." The reverse showed a woman seated in a chair before a table, and about the edge are the words, "Keep your temper." The figure in the chairs bears a striking resemblance to the likeness of the queen, on the op posite side. The piece is slightly small er than a Canadian quarter and ap pears to be made of bronze. - Carved Ostrich Egg. A curious -and interesting relic is an 6trich egg that was taken from the palace of Theodore, king of Abys sina, when his capital, Magdala, was captured by the British troops in 1847. The egg is covered with decorations of. temples and a queer sort of braided design, all carefuly carved..- The principal decoration is the king's signature in Arabic, cut in broad lines. It is an empty shell and Is suspended by a silken cord. The egg is owned by an English clergyman in Bath. Nothing New Under tne Sua. The steel pen, one thought, was. If anything is, a modern invention, but it appears that it, or at all events metal pens, were known to the an cients. It was never proven, however, that the Romans really used metal pens until such a pen was found at Cologne, Germany, together with other antiquities of doubtless Roman origin, and deposited- in the city museum. It consists of a hollow bronze tube of not quite the diameter of a lead pencil and about .the same length, one end terminating in a pointed split end, having the appearance of our steel pens; pen and holder are of one piece. This recently found pen is not the only one which has been disinterred at Co logne; often such pens have been dis covered there. , St. Elmo's Plre. The phenomenon of a phosphores cent light at the masthead is one st rarely witnessed by others than su perstitious sailors that it is seldom one finds an intelligent account of It. The following, by the Rev. Dr. Mason of Burmah, is therefore of interest: "On one occasion I was with others on board a small schooner at anchor off Tavoy Point, when a severe squall of wind and rain, accompanied by much thunder and lightning, came on, "Afterathe storm began to abate we were aroused by a cry on deck. There is a ball of fire at the masthead!' We went up and saw what is very rarely seen the fire at St. Elmo, or the fire of St. Elmo and St. Anne. It exhibited an appearance quite different from all the descriptions I have read. Phipson says: 'Lord Napier observed the fire of St. Elmo in the Mediterranean, dur ing a fearful thunder storm. As he was retiring to rest a cry from those aloft, "St. Elmo and St. Anne!" In duced him to go on deck. The mast head was completely enveloped in a blaze of pale, phosphoric light.' "The St. Elmo that I saw did not envelope the masthead in a blaze at all. bat it took the form of a perfect globe of phosphoric light, perhaps a foot In diameter. It was not on the summit of the mast, but touched it on one side, playing about it, when the vessel rolled, as a large soap bubble, a trifle lighter than the air. "After remaining some ten minutes the light grew fainter and finally died out like a soap bubble." TJnlqne Marriage Ceremony. Driving posthaste to a sick-bed. a Maryland preacher recently performed one of the quaintest marriages on rec ord. He is the Rev. J. S. Derr. and he had just crossed the Baltimore county line when he was met by a young man and woman. They must be married in Baltimore county, they said, as their license was taken out there, and they had to catch an early train for Boston. Parson Derr drove the couple in all haste just over the line, and, spreading the laprobe on the snow made them man and wife. Then, whip ping up his horse, he dashed off to his patient. The ceremony took but two minutes. A Bard-Worked Organ. Think of the amount of work a child's heart has to undertake. Dr. Lees has calculated that at the rate of one beat per second, which is some what below the real rate, it will have to contract no less than 31,536,000 times every year. If it survive for fifty years, it will have performed the enormous number of 1,576,000.000 of beats, and that during these fifty year3 the heart will have to lift 1.500,000 tons to a height of one foot. That is the work which lies before the child's heart If it survives through a life of fifty years. Ietter-Bags of Rulers, A Berlin newspaper recently pub lished some curious details respecting the letterbags of the principal Euro pean sovereigns. It is the pope who breaks the record, as he receives every day from 22,000 to 23,000 let ters and newspapers. King Edward comes next with 3,000 newspapers, and 1,000 letters. The czar and German emperor receive each from 600 to 700 letters, appeals, etc.; the king of Italy, 500; Queen Wilhelmina, from 100 to 150. The pope says the same author ity, employs no less than thirty-five secretaries. Inventor Got Little, Everyone is familiar with the hook and eyelet now commonly used on boots and shoes. The man who in vented it could dispose of it only by selling the complete title to his patent to a shoe company. Even the shoe company did not fully appreciate the value of the invention which they had acquired, for, the hook and eyelet was regarded as an eccentricity and would require expensive machinery In Its manufacture. It Is said that the in ventor realized but $600 for his hook and eyelet. A Curious Experiment. It has long been known that water is one of the products of combustion, but Prof. Dewar has succeeded in pro ducing snow from a Tlame. Into a ves sel containing liquid oxygen he insert ed a small jet of burning hydrogen, and the water given off was instan taneously frozen into snow, thus pre senting the startling spectacle of a fire giving oft snow instead of 'smoke. Does Not orten Bappen. Ruby Marion, a member of "The Tel ephone Girl" company, now playing al Denver, Col., has renounced the stage and joined the Salvation Army. Hei jewels and her bank account will b turned into funds to aid her in het work. She intends in future, she says, to atone for a life of levity spent in playing the cornet and doing dance turns. Strange Seattle Lawsnlt Because a Seattle telephone girl re fused to connect a subscriber to th fire department when he wanted to give notice of a fire, a loss of $60.00u was incurred, and now the telephon .... 4 rt ! nr anail 1 I a m i iya. I 1 1 111 Ijau , la Ul-i"ti awu iw, by- the person thus served and by th insurance company which suffered the loss, says a California paper. Perils of Mesmerism Miss Bessie Fisher of Chambersburg, Pa., was mesmerized by one of her girl friends, who could not succeed in bringing her out of the trance. Phys icians were unable to -wake her from sleep. A professional hypnotist finally aroused the young woman, who has been dangerously ill Bince then as a re sult of her experiences. To Melt vaaedlnm. - Vanadium does not melt in a heat of less than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, is not affected by any acid, and in creasing, as it does, the ductility of copper, it Is very valuable to the mak ers of electrical appliances; but the price being $600 a pound, it is almost prohibitive. - . 'Sensitive Weighing Miehlne. ""A gold weighing machine In th Bank of England is so sensitive that' an ordinary postage stamp, if dropped on the scale, will turn the index on the dial a distance of six inches. Queer Orebild of Java. In Java there is an orchid, the grammatophyllum, all the ' flowers of which open at once, as if bv th efmi,. of a fairy wand, and they also all winner togetner.