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wl; - - " THE SUNrUNDA:Y; NOVEMBER -20, 1898, 1 " "
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UKf , ItrnatVan Dyek and Mm. Schnmann-Italnk
Srj . Among tbeNotnbleNewSlngera Fauom
'Elll f Old Favorites In the Company New Op-
'sjjlr, ral '" rroipect Maurice flrnn tn At-
Jjjljfc' tempt a Longer Season ThnnUver Before.
'"'If' 0ne wk from to-morrow night th6 neigh-
)i borhood of Thlrty-niDth street and Broadway
1 ' will bo for the tint time thin rear brilliant
j ;. with lights and Impassable with oarrlagts,
Hjl ; For halt an hour before 8 o'clock the streets
!j about tho Metropolitan Opera House will sue-
1 1 m.
,tfj ( 1NT0K TAN BOOT.
ill' Stat Bedlam. Disagreeing cabmen, proud prl-
i! Ift Yit oaohmon, pollcemon struEEUnc with the
SI I orowd. women with their magnificence hidden
J , under cloalca that do not disguise It, mon In
w! J eTenlntc dress, and the humbler crowd that
. H climbs to the galleries all these elements ot a
(' flrst night at tho opora will bovUlbla thon.
He, For eeveral hours afterward tho region will
Hi take on It eostomary aspect, with only the oc-
JB:' easlonal appearanco ot man in evening dress in
' the ontrancea botween the ucts. But the final
i.JBff uproar that brines the evening to a close will
Ml b even moro typical of tho first opora night.
Imt Barkers hoarsely calling for cabs, conceited
iimll cut, harrying crowds, as caeer to get out of
JB the building aa if it were on fire those final
w sights of the evening will show that tho opera
w really has begun. The customary character-
$ latlcsot the season will doubtless beaccorapa-
B. Died by a little more than tho usual enthusl-
y asm, as New York has been without its regular
opera for a season. This year marks the ad-
ministration of a new company. The Maurice
Orau Opera Company, ot which Maurios Qrau
I la the President. Is In control of the Opora
- House. The merits of tho new company of
j- singers have already been mentioned from time
to time. It remains only for tho publlo to sup-
I r port the organization. Fortunately, the lndl-
i i- eations already aro that popular success will
not be lacklnr to tho enterprise.
J The oompany for tho coming season will bo
& mado up chiefly of artists who are already pop-
8 ular hero. Thero wero no hotter to bo engaged
J" anywhere in the world. Those ot equal rank
l in Europe not already In tho organization havo
been secured by Mr. Grau. and tho result Is
!f that tho company at tho Metropolitan repre-
11 j. sent the greatest names In the world ot on-
ifft f ratio muslo to-day. Among tho artists wholly
jf XXHBT TAN DTOT.
l new to this olty la Ernst Van Dyck. who sharos
j to-day with Jean do Reszko the reputation ot
11 f being tho greatest tenor In tho world. He
! K Is now 37 years old and was born In
j! tf Brussels. He began lite as a student ot
(j I". law, but soon gavo up that career toderote
I ft" himself to the cultivation of his rolco, which ho
II 1 supposed wan a baritone. In 1881 he wont
I from Brussels to Paris, and was told by his
I $ teachers there that his voice was a tenor. His
I i family opposed his musical studies, and ho
j f gratified bis relatives by dovotlne some of his
1 f tima to Journalism. Ha became acquainted
I f 'with Jules Massenet, who urged him to continue
I ft hi mosloal studies. Through the same in-
1 1 fluenoes ha was led to make his professional
1 1 dbut The tenor engaged for the first per-
U f ormanca of one of U.Massenet's operas was
r taken 111 the day before) the production. M.
i Massenet persuaded M. Van Dyok to take his
I: plaee. Durlnr ono whole night Van Dyck studied
Mb tho role with the composer, sang It at tho
p flrst performance and made such a success that
M the Incident Is remembered, although M. Mas
Inf. senet's opera Is not He was engaged for the
If) flrat performance of "Lohengrin" In Paris in
JJV 1687, and again showed nlmsolf superior to an
U inoldent The opera waa not repeated at that
1 time, but Frau Coslma Wagner waa so muoh
Impressed with his performance that she asked
nf aim to learn the role In German and sing it at
I Bayreuth. H did not alng Lohengrin there,
f BAKZ SCTALX.
j' f but appeared at Bajreuth as rariifal and haa
' f always been regarded as the Ideal representa-
! M i tlve ot that role. In 1687 lie became a mem-
" bar ot the Imperial Opera House Com-
t, pany In Vienna and romalned there until
'. last April, when his contract was brought
ffl to an end In ordor that. he mlqht spend
iKS- tho winter In this country. InVionna, ho s&ng
Mr. Jau;. II alther, ptt GritvJ, iiomto. and some
i5 ci then acnor roles. In Iondon. ho has sung
Bm ' reaularlr at the CoeDt Oanlen pcrformanoes
a nd has appeared as Jir(ol at all the Bar-
g, teuth festlTals singe hU debut. In PmIs, hs
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ertated at the Grand Opera Lohrnarln, 3Vin
puser. and Bfttmwia. Hero bo will shard with
Jean dellestke the leading tenor rOlos. Ho
was highly suecessful In .Chicago. Until the
arriralotM.de lteszko fn Dooombor ho will be
heard In tho principal parts. ,,
. Another new tenor Is Albert flnlea, who waa
born at Bruges. France, In 1B07, lie was sent
to Paris to study, and distinguished himself as
a pupil of MM. Bax and Obln. In 1888 ho won
tho ilrat orlze for sing ng and thoseoondfor
opera. Shortly alter M. Salifa mado his debut
at the Uptra Comtque as MuUo In Lo ltol
d'Ys.'' Itemalnlng thero four years, ho was
engaged for tho Opdra, whero ho was heard In
the llrst performances of "Salammbo." J)Jel
ran," and "Otello." Ho alio sany In ''Lo Old."
"DloWalkyrlo." "Slgurdlr and 'Ttomeo et
Juliette." Then followed two saasona at Nice,
where he took part In" I Prise do Trole " and
'ltlohardlll?' M,8alfipiamadohlflrstappear
anoe In London this summer as Ilameo. J-auit,
Don Jot and landro. In "Ero e Leandro."
Andreas Deppsl, who returned here to sing
In the German operas, was a. member of tho
last German company at the Metropolitan be
fore Abbey, Schooffrl A Urau assumed control,
Blnoe that time he has sung at titultgart and
tinuna,
Anton Van Ilnoy, who joins tho company In
Pccomber, mado his reputation at Bayreuth.
lio Is a nativo ot llotterdam. and was born
twenty-eight yoars ago. Ho snng tn a choir as
a boy, and sevon years aico went to Frankfort
to study. Ho remained there for four years.
Herr Van Hoot's Drat appearance was mado In
a eonoert In Germany. While dinging Wolan'i
Farewell " In Hetdolborg ho attraotod tho
notice of Frau Thode, dauchterof Frau Wag
ner. This lod to his engagement for tho part
of M'ofan at Bayrenth In 1W)7. Hlnco then
Herr Van Rooy haa sung In Gnrmany, Bolglum,
France. Holland and Austria In concerts, and In
the Ittng performances in London last summer.
Another now barltono Is llonrl Albern. who
haa sung at the Theatre do la Monnale In Brus
pels, at the Opera Oomlqun in Paris and nt
t'ovont Gnrden In London. He has sung In this
country with the Frenoh opera oompanloi in
New Orleans. Still another now baritone I
Adolf Muohlmnnn, n Husslan. who bogan Hie
as a student for tho priesthood. Hn gave up
the churoh tostudy music, and prepared himself
In Vienna for the operntlo stago. Ho mado his
dlbut in llotterdam and then went to Ureslau
hero for six years ho romalned ii in ember of
the company thero. Last spring he sang In the
Wagner porfnrmaneea given In 8L Potorsburg
under Jean do ltvHzko's management.
Now among the bassos nro lierman Seyrles
and Lernprlere Prlnglo. The former was born
In Now lork, whore Ills mother. lioa Uovrles.
a dramatto soprano, was singing, during tho
winter or 1851). After spending some time In
Htudylngthe piano and harmony with Martin
Larare and Georges Bizet, M. Dcvrlis took up
singing under tho tuition ot the omlnont barl
tono Tauro. IlhdobutwaB made ntthe Oprn
Comlqiioln 1883 as Lothario, in Mlgnnn."a
role which ho sans nt that theatre 187 times.
Then followed appearanooa in tho regular nip-
SUZANNE ADAMS.
ertolre, Including tho rOle of Comf tie Ft.
Vroix, in tho first porforraanoo of "Lit Jacnuu
rle." M. Devrles has also sung at Marseilles.
Bordeaux and BrusseK Lemprlero Prlnglo is
an Australian. Ho wa born at Hobart, Tas
mania, in IKil. In 1887 he went to London
and studied under Vtsottl nt the lioynl College
ot Muelo. Later ho went to Frankfort and
studied singing under Btockhausen nnd com
position with Uumperdlnck. In 18111 ho mado
his dbut lu London with tho Carl ltosa com
pany In "ltomoo and Juliet." Ho wns with tho
company for flvo yearn nnd sang sixty-flvo
rOles In forty operas. After a concert tour with
Mme. Albanl, ho joinod the company nt Covent
Garden in 18U7.
Practically now to tho Metropolitan audlencos
Is Mmo. Marcella Bombrlch. who this yeartnkes
tho place of leading colorattiro sonranowlth the
company. Besides appearing In the Italian rep
ertoire, of which alio is the acknowledged mis
tress among Blnger to-day. Mme. Sombrich
will bo heard In her famous Mozart rOles. nnd
for her appearances two operas not recently
given here will be revived. These nro "Bon
Pasquale" and "La Fille du Beelment."
Bho will also bo heard for tho ilrst
time In her career asiiVa In "BleJIolsterslng.
er." and. .Eton In "Lohengrin." both In Ger
man. Her recent appearance In Chicago have
proved that her voice Is as fresh as whontdie
sang hero first at tho outsot nt her career, and
her marvellous art us a singer Is said to bo
more perfect than ever. But both of those
facts were proved by her appearances hare lost
whiter in concert.
Huzanne Adams, who will be Introduced this
year. Is n native of Cambridge. Jlnss. Her
musical education was acquired In France, and
there at the Qpcrn sho made her dSbut In lBltl
as JtillMe, For three years sho sang in Franca
and Italy. Last spring she mado her London
ddbut, and sang with particular success in
"Borneo et Juliette." She will be hoard hero
IlUn SCIIDMANN-HEINK.
as JuUttte, JrtcaIa, Marguerite. Kwvdice and
tho Queen of A'avarre. Hor appearances as
Julttue In Chicago wore highly successful.
Maud Uoudez Is another American who will
bo heard here for the first tirno. Hhe has sung
51th success In the French cities and at Covent
arden as well as with tho Carl Kosa Company
In England, Mathlldo Brugulere Is a native of
New Orleans and a pupil of Viotor CapouL
With whom she has studied hero for the past
two years. Louise Melssllngor was formerly a
soprano in the days of the German regime at
the Metropolitan, tihasang hero last In men
eel nnd GreteL,f
Among the familiar artlstn to be heard In
Eew roles Is Jean do lleszke, who will appear
ere for the first tlmo durlnr thecomlng season
as Begfried In "GOtterdttmmorung," He
may also be heard as Jean ln"Lo ProphMe."
Ldouard do Beszko will bo heaid as llagen.
Mine. Melba will appear with tho company for
p few psrformanoes only. If Mile. Culvrt's
health permits, she will arrive hero in Decem
ber, and In addition , to her familiar
rOles, may sing Bulamlth In Go!dmnrk'
"The Queen of Bheba," Mme. l!ame will be
heard as SiegUnde and aa o In hlgnor Man
olnelll's opera, Mme Nordloa has for her new
rfllos A'leehfiiisand KlUatTtth In "Tannhilusor,"
Marie Enelo has added Era In "UioMulster
singer" to her repertoire. Marie Brema will bo
heard aa tho urimwlth Mile Calvfi In "Tho
Queen of Bheba," and Mmo. Mantolli will mako
her only new work the part of Dams Quickly In
"Falataft."
The dominating figure among the contraltos
this year Is Ernestine Bchumann-Helnk. who
makes her tlrst appearance hero. Bho Is a
famous German slngor, who made her debut
twenty yesra ago at l)reden. Hlnoe that time
she has been haard chiefly In Hamburg. Bho
parte her greatest Impression at Bnyrouth in
lMOO, and has since sung in London with equal
suooeas. She is said to have a phenomenally
large and beautiful voice, and sings a large
riportolre.
plgaPevny Is a dramatic soprano who has
already been heard during previous seasons at
the Metropolitan. Mme. Lohmann, who bos
bean engaged for a sortcs of twelve perform
ances at the opera, will he heard In her best
known rdles. Victor Maurel will sing nine
times in the most famous parts in his reper
toire. Among the conductors, Franz 8chalk. who
comes to succeed Anton Boidl. Is the only stran
ger. Herr Bchalfc, studied the violin In his
youth In Vienna, where ho was born In 1803.
lie began his oareeras a virtuoso in bis native
city, playing for short time In tho orcUsstnt
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----i. ,.,' -wily y-. -n...'f. .."-npi "-
of tho Boyal Opera. Me continued tho study of
composition under Dr. Anton Bruckner, tho
coiebrated srmphonlst, who advlsod hlm.to do
TOto hlmsslf to conducting. Upon Dr. Bruck
nor's rroommondatlon he was engaged. for tho
btadt Theatre In Oraz. Boms great Wagner
froductlons and orchestra concerts whloh
lerr Bchalk directed attracted the atten
tion ot Angolo Neumann, who ongagod him as
successor to Anton Heidi for tho direction of
German Opera and Philharmonlo concerts nt
Prague. Last spring he was called to tho lloyal
Opora at Berlin to replace Felix Weingartnor
during the tatter's Illness. The manner In
Whloh he directed tho rehearsals of Uurgart'i
IIE.NRI ALBEItB.
"Odyssus." as well as his conduottng of
Fldollo," led to a permanent engagement
which Horr Bchalk will begin at tho close of his
tour here.
The full strength of tho company as an
nounced at present. Is ns follow:
Tenors Jean do Iteszke, Ernst Van Dyck,
Albert Bnl6za, Andreas Dlppel, Antonio OeppI,
llobert Vannl, Thomas balignao, and Jacques
Barr.
Baritones Viotor Maurel. Anton VanBooy.
Gluseppo Uampannrl. David Blspham, Henri
Albern, M. 11. Dufricho, Adolph Muehlinann
nnd Theodore Meux.
Bassos Edounrd do Besrke, Pol Plancon,
AgoHtino Cnrbone, Lomprlere Prlnglo and
Uermnu Dovrles.
Sopranos Mmes. Marcella Kembrloh. Emma
Calvii. Emma Eamos.NUI( Molba, Lillian Nor
dloa. Suzanne Adams. Marie Engle. Maud
Boudnz. Olga Povny. nnd Lllli lohmann.
Contraltos Ernestine Bchumann-Helnk, Ma
rie Brema, Eugenia Montelll and Louise Melss
llngor. alio orchestra will consist of i-oventy musi
cians. In addition to norr Bchalk. the conduc
tors will be Lulgl Manolnelli and Eurico Bevlg
nanl. Tho repertoire will bo BeUcted from
the following operas: "Borneo t Juliette,"
' 1 aust," " Philemon et Baucis," " Los Huguo
noti" "L'Afrlcaluo." "Lo Prophete." !la
non,1' "Werther." 'Lo Old.'' "1a Na
varralso." "Bapho." "Mlgnon." "Hamlet,"
Cnrmen." "Los Pocheurs do Porlcs," "La
Julve." 'Orphdo." " Bamson et Dallla."
Ln BeiiiH do Saba." " Ero e Leandro,"
"Aliln." "Otello." "La Travlata." "HTrova
tore." "Falstafr,'' " Ttlgoletto " "Lucia dl Lam
mermoor," "Don Pasquale." "La Favorita."
"LaFIIlodu llglmonu" "La Giooonda." "II
BarblorodlBiviglla." "Meflstofele,"" Martha,"
"Ln Bonnambula," " Cavallerla Bustl
cann." "Pogllaool.'5 "Nozzo dl Figaro,"
"Don GloannI." "Fldello." "Lohengrin,"
Tho Flying Dutchman." "Tannhttusor,"
Die Jleletcrslngor," "Tristan und IsolJo,'
"Das lthoingold?' "Die WalkQre." "Bleg
fried " and Dla GOttordammerung."
It may ho interesting to obsorvo that ot those
operas three aro by Gounod and Meyerheor
each, five by Massenet, two by Thomas Bizet
tind Mozart oach. six by Verdi, four by Don
izetti, twelvo by Wagnor. and ono by
Uluek. HaMvy. Ponchlelll. Bosslnl. Bolto. Flo
tow. Bellini. Mascagnl. Beethoven. Leoncavallo,
Goldmark, Bnlnt-baons. and Mnnclnoltl each.
Tho only new work positively to bo eunc
will bo Slgnor Manolnellla "Ero e I,eandro,"
which was given with suocoss last summer In
London and has been produced ln a numhor ot
tho continental towns. Tho revivals will in
clude " La Heine de Saba," If Mile. Calvecomes
to this country, nnd possibly " Bapho" will be
produced, although that is uncertain.
In addition to the subscription performances
on throe evenings a week nnd nt the Saturday
matinee thero will bo Baturday eenlng per
formances nt popular prices. Tho Sunday
eoncorts will be cuon as usual. Tho season is
this year to last for seventeen weeks, and. as It
this did not make the season long enough,
special sorles of two cycles of tho "Ring
of tho Nlbolung" has been arranged.
Theso two cycles will bo given during January
and lebruary. Tho first will oonslst ot even
ing performances and tho second ot mutinies.
Tho hours will be so arranged as to allow for
tho performance- In tholr entirety of theoporos
ot tho trilogy. In them tho leading Wagner
singers ot tho company will tnko part.
ELECTRICITY J.V TJTE UOVRRnOT.T).
Its Progress Slow for Domeitlo Uses Bleo
trie Kitchens Hardly In Eight.
"I think." said the olootrlclan, with a weary
air, "I saw something ln The Bus the other
day about lighting closets by electricity. Open
ing tho door turns on the light; closing tho
door turns It oft. It's a beautiful scheme and as
practicable as His beautiful. But that's all tho
good It does. Peoplo will keep on pawing
around in dark closets, or sotting all their best
clothes on firs by lighting matches among
them until I am gray or until you are, which
you probably think will be longer.
" We hear a good deal of talk about the giant
strides of scienco and things like that. I sup
pose It does socm to bo getting over the ground
when you look at it from ono point ot view.
Butlnanothor way It sooms fairly to crawl.
For Instance, twonty years ago thoro was In
London an exhibition of cooking by electrioity.
Now you would think that In twenty years a
Process llko that, one which oomes homo to
every household, would havo been adopted
everywhoro. And seven years ago the papers
wero full of the descriptions of tho Peabody
house in Brooklyn, whero tho lighting, heat
ing and cooling, washing. Ironing and cooking
wore all donn Dy electricity. People predicted
thon that the finish of the coal ranges and gas
stoves waa ln sight. But I notice that the stovo
makers are still doing business and they don't
seem to have a lean and hungry look.
Thu lnvontion of a thing isn't all that's
nocessary. That's only tho first step. If you
can t mako your lnvontion do Its work as cheap
ly as its rivals you will never get tho world to
uaa It. Cooking by electrioity Is hardly any
further along than It was five years ago. and it
won't bo any further along until it gets to be as
cheap as gas or coul. That time Is coming
slowly but surely nearort In tho meantime,
though, you won't find many eleotrlo kitchens
outside of exhibitions. Thoy have one down
at tho Edison Company's new plant In Duane
street, but that doesn't count outside. Every
Friday lunoheon Is cooked there and served to
the staff, and tho kitchen works all right. Tho
trouble Isn't In the working, any way. It'a in
what the working oosts.
"It's as hard to push a now devloo In electri
cal household appllcances as It Is for some
people to get Into society. Take eleetrlo curl
Inglrons, or, rather, the heaters for theso Irons.
Vi omen eo Into tho now hotels, where there aro
eleetrlo lights, and tho only way ln whloh they
can heat a ourllng Iron Is to use an alcohol
lamp. There Is moro damago done to furnituro
and carpets and hangings In thlaway than
would cover the cost of the hotel rann of pro
viding the attachment for heating the Iron,
lot I know of only ono hotel In this town
whore a woman will find that convenience.
One trouble tn getting Private houses to
UBe eleotriolty Is that they don't want to tear
up tho house to have the wires strung. Tho
fine new houses ore being provided with elee
trlo wires ln the building, and many of tho old
ones have had them put In: but people aro
flow to make radical ohanges of uny sort,
Physicians have been about as ready to avail
thnmsalresof the new opportunities aa any
body, A great many of thom have nn office wlro
which taps the street wire and use electricity in
eautHrlrlngandforregularrleotrlcal treatment.
It dnos awuy with any fussing with batteries,
and Ih always ready. Dentists do thu same wuy.
But when IteomeH to really domeutlo uses we
havo to admit that electricity has gained
ground very, verv slowly It a always tho way,
though. ou will find men's ofllcos equipped
with the very latest oonveulonces. but tho
women's kitchens have to get on as best they
can."
Files Took the Ship) Ttlrds Took Them.
From W 1'MladtlpMa Timu.
A most remarkable tale of the sea Is that ro
uted by Copt. Langulll of the British steamer
Kensington, which arrived In port yesterday
from Bourabaya, Java, with a heavy cargo ot
sugar.
The Kensington saliod for this port over two
months ago. The weather was extremely hot
even for a tropical region When live days out
the steamer passed through a vast area of sea
weed, tho homo of millions of dragon filea.
Hardly had the vessel's prow touched the sea
weed when the tiles, attracted by the savory
fumes of the cargo, bogan to swarm about tho
deck Thoy gathered ln great numbers. They
penetrated tho wicker sugar bags. They at
tacked the crew, stinging the men about the
face and hands In a frightful manner. For five
days the dragon tiles continued thelronslaught,
driving the men todojperatton.
Then there came an unexpected rescue. A
nook of boatswain birds, tho loo of the dragon
fly, circled and wheeled above the, unfortunate
steamer, then swooped down upon it. In a
short time the birds had leard the Kensing
ton of tho pett,
gjMs-.'KgrtTstnrrmjriJBrgiinrrriifimmu''it
IOST ITS "TRUE MERIDIAN."
CATBiXAT COURT 1I0VKK 11 AS A SMIT
OVS AFTtlVTXOy.
8ense of Direction fieems to Itnvn Left the
riftcc, and DonbUIIuve lleen Cast Upon
the Aoonrary of the Mnrble Shaft Which
lias Blood l'lrmly There Since 1B03,-
Capk Mat, N, J.. Nov. 10. When tho recent
political campaign wns at Its height, tho two
opposing candidates for Goyornor of New Jer-
sor Foster M. Vnnrhnns. Itcnubllcan. and Elvln
W. Crane, Domoorat visited Capo May Court
Houso on their campaign trips. They saw In
front of tho Court House a white marble shaft.
It was the atono post marking the "true me
ridian " which passos through the little vlllago,
but about It hung a talo so strange that both
sandldates listened to It with wonder. Tho
story Is to the effect that ln tho town of
Cape May Court House there Is no such thing
as direction. Thoro Is no north, with its visions
of whlto boars, soals, and Icebergs ; no south,
with dreams ot palms, beautiful flowers, nnd
balmy breezes; no east, with Its templed splen
dor or Turkish snmptuousncss, and no west,
with Its brnolug winds and Its rolling plain
and towering mountains. Cano May Court
House, Inhabited by Its simpler Ashing folk. Is
a plaoo lost In tho dosert.
A gray-bearded man told the candidates that
two centuries ago, whon Cape May Court Houso
had ono house, no one suspected that tho
"truo meridian" ran through It. Hut, never
theless, whoovor mado tho first geography and
took his pencil to draw those curious lines,
dashed ono directly through whero Cape Mar
Court House now stands.
"There will bo a great city hero some day,"
he Is reported to havo said. WelL as time went
on and more people began to settle ln the little
vlllago, publlo attention waa directed to It
When It boonme the county scat of Cape May
county, in 1709. the inhabitants ot tho town
wero surprised. Ono Bhamgar Hand, a de
scendant ot the first settlers, was so Impressed
with tho rapid growth of tho town years after
ward that he sought a reason therefor, and,
being naturally of a shrewd turn of mind, ho
dltooiered by looking In an old geography that
the truo meridian ran through Capo May Court
Houso,
"That accounts for It," said Bhamgar. In a
few minutes ho had communicated the as
tounding tact to his near relative, tho first
Postmaster ot the village, Joromlnh Hand, ap
pointed ln 1803, and before night the whole
town knew of It. Ltttlo time was wastod. A
meeting was at once callod, money was sub
scribed, and a marble shaft was purchased to
mark the exact spot whore the meridian hon
ored Capo May Court Houso by passing
through. With Impressive ceremony tho shaft
was lowered ten feet Into tho ground. "It
Eiust be as solid as tho earth itself." said
hamgar, who actod as master ot ooromonles.
About two feet ot tho marulo romalned above
ground, and on thefacoot this a copper Plato
waa fastened. The latter was inscribed :
t Tms xntJE ursmiAS. !
2 Latitude 30 dec.. 4 mln.. 6 ssrt. ;
Xjonirttuda 2 znln., la dee., uu ec :
Cast of Washington. DtrJotenca In tlmn :
i from VtailUugton, 0 br B uiin , S4.H tor, !
Never slnco havo the peoplo of Capo May Court
Houso felt ho proud as on that memorable day,
Shnmcar nand used to como ovory morning to
wind his wntch by tho meridian post. Not that
he thought that it mado any difference, he ex
plained, but then it "seemed" so much moro
exact. On top of the meridian post, the candi
dates were told, wero some mysterious marks,
put thero by the surveyor who run tho lines.
These marks ware hidden from tho profano
rjazo by a wooden covering securely locked.
Tho marks were simple enough. One was a
Sno, straight line, uhlsolled deep Into tho mar
ie, representing tho direction of the true
meridian. Tho other was a depression for
placing thereon a oompass.
Years passed by. uuu tho marble shaft stood
bruWng wind nnu rain. CapeMnyOourt Houso
grew. Moro peoplo settled there, and finally
tho Court House building was raised just in
front of the meridian post, about INK). The
post stood thero like Hhdh Christian Ander
son's "Constant Tin Soldier" guarding the
town night and day. Bhamgar Hand died and
passed away, as did his sons, but to their sons
was reserved the credit of making u remnrk
abledlscovcry. It wasono dny when tho railroad
was being putthrough that asurvoyorstretched
the legs of his theodolite oor whero Clinton
Hand, a grandson of Bhamgar, proudly pointed
out tho true meridian. The surveyor adjusted
aud readjusted his instrument.
"Pnhawl" he exclaimed, "thero is no more
meridian here than there is an equator."
"What?" gasped Clinton, now getting along
ln years, "no meridian?"
No." answered the surveyor, "or If there
was It's moved."
With fear lending him wings. Clinton spod
home nnd told tho nons. It spread over tho
town llko an alarm of tire. Peoplo dropped all
occupations and gathered ln tho streets. Tho
meridian moved? Stolen, perhaps. Horns ono
jealous of the honor done the town hud
changed tho meridian shaft, and the location of
the true morldlun was lost foruvor. Now
might tho town's grcitnoss depart. Its most
astounding curiosity ias gone, and now noth
ing existed to dibtingulih Capo May Court
Houso from other fishing villuges. A mass-
Seetlng was called and hold ln tho Court
ouse, and speeches wero made.
"1'llnovor beliee It," said old Townscnd
Garretson, arising In tho mooting. "Tho mo
ridlan lias never left us, for tho lino la as true
as tho eun. Tho bund of man has dono this.
Storms havo blown over this city, twlstln' an'
turnln' thelrselves inside out. Thoy hev lifted
houses often tholr foundations and blowod this
eaud inter big heapn. Tho winds hev oven
rocked this old Court Houso. but I'll never bo
lleve the old merldlun let go her hold on earth."
Tho meeting broke up in disorder and the
Inhabitants surrounded the niarblo post. It
did not seem to have chanted. A surveyor was
sent tor and ho confirmed the terrible suspi
cion. No one thought of asking tho surveyor
how the matter might bo remedied. He told
them that ln some way tho lino lino on top of
tho post no longer pointed north and south, ns
It was supposed to. It was several degrees off,
The euneyor pocketed his fee. went home and
a deep gloom nettled over tha town. A crowd
of (earful townspeople wero gathered ln John
Farrow's teru when James McCarney, who
was Postmatiler for twenty-so ven years.came In.
"Look at thu aim I" he cried excitedly, point
ing to the setting orb. It was going down intho
cast Instead ot tho west. Then tho terrible
truth forced Itself on the Inhabitants of Capo
May Court House. Theyworowlthoutdlreotlon.
IIIDIDBllUlllll IMUU UUU iUBU.
" Yes. and whero a couth 1" askod another, but
no one could answer thom.
Gradually a greatohangocamooverthetown.
The sun rosu in the south and set in tho east.
To the minds of the townspeople the moon
showed her pale face for a minute where tha
north star used to be seen. Moss began grow
ing on the west Instead of tho north sides of
treos; the wind, almost always in the east, now
cams from tho north. The gardon products
failed. Houses which every ono supposed would
luce tho west began to lean over as If they wero
going to face the south. Fences, too. leaned In
the opposite directions, and staid woods, that
wore nevor before known to move, began to
change their courso. Weathorvanes could not
be depended on andohlldron going to school
beoame lost In the woods and never oame home
until night. At least that was the talo they told.
Matters went on at this rate for sometime,
until people hardly recognized their town when
they awoke mornings. Once tno assessors of
Cape May Court House undertook to run tho
township lines. They camo sovon feet out ot
the way. and, to mako mutter worse, no one
knew whether tha advantage was on the side
of Capo May Court House or otherwise. As
lluuben Townsend put It:
"Capo May Court Houso does not want
to rob any other town, neither Is she
going to bo robbed her owusolt." Bo the
eirort to run tho township lines had
to be abundonod. Gradually tho town
began to lose Its former neat appearance.
(Boom settled oer the little vlllago, and the
hearts of the people wore snd. Recently word
roached Cape May Court nuuso that Mr. Voor
hees and Mr. Crano were coming. Tho former
vliovornorund now Governor-elect of tho Htato
rud his uusuuoessful rival wore about to honor
thovtown with a vUfu Thoy oould not Imvo
picked out a worse tlmo, thought the people,
to vlsirthem, when the meridian was no longer
thoro. when the north was whero the west
ought to be and t he south lu the place of the east,
'I'm afraid the Gorernor'll never get here,"
said Postmaster Horace ltlchardson. "Thero a
no way ot Oudlng this place on tho map any
moro."
As the day of tha Governor's visit drew near
It was felt that something must bo done, and
tho Postmaster was appointed a committee of
ono to tell ot tho unfortunate plight of tho
town, Whon tho former Executive reached tho
plaen the talo was told to him.
. "Mind.Idon't really believe the old meridian
has left us." expfalued Clinton. "I think that
the constant tramping around tho shaft lias
kinder mado It lop to ono side, same r. my
fencesll lop sometimes. An' muhby tho old
norld gotagoin'oleotlo too fast ono day an
lo stono shifted; but. anyhow, we don't know
where direction Is down here, and wo bone you
won't think none tho less of us."
And. so Cape May Court House Is left to Its
fate. It has nearly lost all that onco lilted It
abovotho lovelof tho surrounding towns, but
it is not worse off than tho most lonesome spot
n tho great desert or South Jorsey, although It
has no direction. The town cannot tlnd Itself
where north Is west and south la east. Thoro
was some talk onoe of turning the post so that
the line on Its top might point to the north, but
few persons bellov that this cm be dons. On
man haa been bold enough to say that the post
ln tlmo will work Itself back to tho right
""1'vos'eon big stones shift beforo."ho said
"and If you loavo'om alone they'll com back."
Another man, not ti resident of tho town, has
been heard to declarn that the meridian Itself
is nothing but an Imaginary lino, and that
north Is Just whero It always has been. But no
ono listens to htm, and to-day the Inhabitants
of Cape May Court Houso nro mourning for
tholr lost meridian, Tho marblo post stands
there yet, but Its mission is gone. nnd. liken,
tombstone, it marks the last resting plaoo of
departed greatness ,
The Board of Freeholders, at Its last mooting,
came to tho roscue and appropriated tho nor
rnous sum of $50 for threo members ot tha
West Jersey Surtoyors' Association, to re
establish tho meridian directions, and ohtsel
on top of tho shntt the oompass directions,
which have been worn away by rain, frost and
beat.
8031C SECItETS OP lroStTKT.
Things a New Legal Aid Association Pro-'
poses to Help to Conceal.
In tho prospeotns ot a legal aid association
which was organized a tow months ago thoro
was a clauso which excltod somo curiosity.
The prospectus said that the Initiation feo for
members was $'J and the annual duos $8.
These payments entitled subscribers to certain
privileges, among which was that ot "reoelvlng
mall at tha oflloes of tho association and having
the ume redirected It desired." Tho managor
glvos some Interesting details tn explanation
ot this clause:
"Thatprivilego Is for tho accommodation ot
women who are doing work In ordor to have
a little monoy of tholr own and who do not
want tholr husband to know about It. You
would bo amazed at thonuinborof apparently
well-to-do women who haven't a penny to
spend themselves. They havo beautiful homes,
servants, horsas and carriages, and credit at
the shops, but thoy hardly know what monoy
looks llko. Their husbands pay tho housohold
expenses and the shopping bills, but do not
give their wives a cent If they can holp It. I
havo known rloh women to walk because they
didn't have flvo cents to pay their car faro. Aa
for the prlco of a matinee tloket or a luncheon,
why tho street beggar could got It almost as
easily.
"Ot courso most women In those circum
stances try to mako a fow dollars to holp them
out, but tholr husbands would bo furious If
they know It. I know of two women who mako
a little monoy with tho aid of tho storos. For
instance, when the woman's bill Is Bent to her
husband a gown Is put down at, say, 500. In
reality the price of tho gown is only $50, but
the husband pays the $00 and the store after
ward gives the woman tha $10. Bometimea
theso women resell a gown ton friend. Maybo
they mako two or throo dollars off n friend, I
don't know. But they do get the difference bo
tween the price paid by their husbands and
the real cost of tho gown.
" Women often try to mako a llttlo money In
less questionable ways. If they should wrlto
toallrm asking tho privilege of addressing
envelopes at a dollar a thousand, or whatevor
the pay is, and tho work, or oven tha answer
should be sent to them directly, tholr aeoret
would be out. Oh, there are a great many in
stances whoro a woman might not want loiters
to como directly to hor; Instances where not
the least infraction or propriety is Involved.
Most of the women who como conllde their
troubles to mo, although thoro is not tho
slightest reason for thom tp do so. My busi
ness is simply to arrange for a mooting between
them nnd one of our lawyers, and they need
not tell me anything whatever. But 1 suppose
they take comfort In talking it all over with a
sympathizing woman, for It hain't grown to bo
sueh an old story to me thut I have oeosed to
sympathize. Ot courso I am just as muoh
pledged to secrecy as a lawyer is. but many of
the women who come are Inclined to fear all
sorts of things. Borne ot them aro In terror
lest it shall leak out that they have
consulted a lawyer. Why, I frightened
one woman away by simply saying that I knew
Bomo people who had stayed In the same hotel
with tier. I thought she might Imvo known
them, you see. and that the knowledge that I
also knew them might Increase hor confidence
in mo ; but it had precisely tho opposite effect.
Bho was evidently atrald that 1 would tell
these people that she had been to see alawyer. so
sho hurried awuy. Heruneaslnoss was absurd.
Tho name of a subscriber or even of any one
who oomes simply to lnquiro about the associ
ation is never furnished to anybody unless by
the subscriber herself.
"Tho payment of the annual too, you under
stand, does not go to tho conduct of any cose
whnteor. It merely entitles the subscriber to
consultation with n lawyer, ln addition to tho
other privileges. But sho may consult him on
ooryday of iho year which isn't a legal holi
day if she finds it necessary. One of tho other
privileges Is the department or wills and.pro
bate. Bo many women want to make a will,
and mako It to suit themselves, but it they did
so with the knowlsdgo ot their friends lifn
would be made n burden to them until
they destroyed or changed tho will. You
have no Idea how somo women aro
browbeaten ana uumoa uy incir lam
illeB until they soarcoly daro to say their
souls are their own, muoh lees their property.
Even it they could get a will made thoy don t
know where to keep It. The association wilt
tnko all necessary measures to have a will
probated, and the document may bo scaled up.
together with a description and location ot
property and dopositod wltli a trust company.
Tho names ot persons who are to be informed
in the event of the testator's death aro entered
on our books and notices are promptly sent to
them.
"Another privilege wo give members is that
of advertising lost articles and mentioning tho
ofllces ot the association as a place to which
thoy may bo returned. We also furnish to
subscribers a caid on which is the number of
tho subscriber, but no name. This Is to bo
carried in the pocketbook. On one side is
printed a request to return the pocketbook to
tho association office with promise ot a re
ward: on the other the request to notify tho
association In case of an accident to tho bearer.
"Tho most common applications aro from
women who havo been swindled out ot their
money, Oonerally the swindling is done by
their relatives or persons who have posed as
their best friends. Women havo a bad habit
ot signing their names to documents without
reading and comprehending what they aro
agreeing to. That's the chief troublo. Tho
oilier la their readiness to turn their property
over to the man they marry, after which they
are absolutely In his power. We havo about
200 members now. and hava been organ
ized only a few months. I believe there is a
similar association among east side Germans
and that they have 10,000 raembors. Wo think
tho scheme has been proved eminently prac
ticable: ln fact, this very association was In
existence almost two years as a private ono.
organized by a numberof businesswomen who
saw their own need ot It. Tho queer part of it
Is that so many men have come to ask the priv
ileges of the association that thero Is to bo a
branch formed tor them."
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SLASUtS FAR UNDER OROUXTi.
Constant Danger of I'lro In tlia Deep tnko
Superior Copper BUnes,
nouanToir, Mloh., Nov. 10. Th Atlantlo
mine, one of the oldest and largest copper
producers ot the Lake Superior dlstrlot, is on
Ore. The flamos wore discovered last vrcolc
near 0 shaft, on tho seventh level. 700 feet be
low the aurfaoo, and aro supposed to have been
caused by careless miners who went to that
patt of tho mine, where the coppor rook has
boen due out, to eat their nildnlsht luncheon.
The mine Is now hermetically senled nnd the
flames wilt bo smothered. Buoh tiros at donths
of from a: few hundred feet to noarly 4,000
feet havo cauBod the loss of scores of IIvob In
the oopper district nnd the err "Mine's nflrot"
will olean out the drifts qulckor than any othor
warnlnc. The ory "Tirol" alone merely means
that minors aro blasting and warns those who
hoar It to seek spots distant from tho scene ot
the blast
The first and most costly mine fire was ln the
Calumot and Ilecla mine ln 1887. Two thou
sand men wero thrown out ot work for more
than a month and several lives were lost.
Tho cost of the Dro to the mine was not cr mado
known by tho management, but Is variously
estimated at from one to'two million dollars.
The shafts loading into tho mlne'woro all cov
ered with heavy timbers, ovor which clay and
sand wore spread and packed tightly down.
Despite all efforts to out oil the supply of air
the Are bumed stubbornly for many weeks.
This first and greatest flro was followod within
less than a year by a second, and the latter
within a few months by a third. In the second
and again In tno third flro tho mere cutting off
of the air supply was found too slow a process,
the Immense underground openings of tho
mine containing air to feed tho Carries for
weeks; henco carbonic acid gas was generated
ln huge steel tanks and tent down Into tho
mine by millions of cublo feet to smother the
fire. This smothoring plan was a success.
Hlnoe the three big lire great precautions havo
been taken against furthor losses In tho same
way. l'ersons not regularly employed ln the
mine can go underground only when accom
panied by a mining captuln, on a. trip pass
slgued by Alexander Agnsslz. President of tho
company. Superintendent John Duncan and
General Manager H. I). Whiting havo no au
thority to allow visitors to the mine. This It
probably the only case ln the country where a
SlU.000 a year superintendent and a JU.'i.tXIO a
venr general managor cannot take visitors
through the proporty under their chnrge. Fire
doors of cement and Bteel have been built In
the mine, bv which any given section can bo
out off from tho others on short notlco. just as
ocean steamers have water-tight and nir-tight
compartments which can be closed on a tew
momenta1 notloe in coe of collision or ground
ing. Water pipes run through every level and
hoseonreols is placed at tha junetlonsof shafts
and drifts, which corresind in the mine to
street oorners in a city. Telephonic and tele
graphic) communication Is had from all parts
ot the mine and the proporty is as carefully
guarded against flro as most cities. White
the Calumet and llooln has suffered millions
of dollars' teauni&rr loss thrmich mtnn fires.
the loss of life has been very small.
The greatest mining disaster ever known In
the Lake Superior mineral district was at the
Osceola mine, which joins the Calumet and
Heels. In September. IWVi. A fire caught In
the lagging of No. : shaft just below tho twenty-seventh
level. 2.700 feet below the surface
phortly before noon, presumably from a can
dle tin thrown by some careless miner. The
Osoeola is an amygdaloid mlno and its lode Is
as Arm as the foot and hanging walls, which
nro of trap rook n unyielding ns tho granite
hills, henoe there was hut little timber In tho
mine, only enough being required to afford a
regular Incline tn tho nklp tracks and string
ers and ties for tho track Itself, with sldonnd
roof pieces to hold the track in shaoe. Tho
miners wero warnod of the lire while eating
their noon luncheon. Many ot them laughed
at the Idea of danger from Are In a big mine
containing so little timber, and continued to
eat their lunches. The Osceola mine had a
natural syttem of ventilation, the air going
down No. 3 shaft and coming un No. A, MX) feot
to the southward. As tho names crept up the
steep shaft, licking up the woodon timber, the
current of heated air forced its way against
the downward draught from the surface nnd
where air from tho mine had before ascended
through No. 4. a down draught was created by
the suction of tho flames. The lire iras moro
than halt a mile below the surface and tho
draught generated bv a chimney Z700feetln
length can scarcely be tmaglnod by those who
wore not witnesses of the flro. The change In
the natural system ot ventilation of the mine
was almost Inetnntanoous, and as a conse
auence great volumes of acrid smoke worn
whirled into the drifts connecting the two
shafts and thence Into all the underground
oponinvs. Half -blinded and partly suffocated
oy tho smoke the miners who had stopped to
eat rushed for the ladderways In No. 4 nnd No.
5 shiiits. Some escaped by riding up to tho
surface on the skips, others reached light nnd
safety by the ladders after a ollmh of 1,400 feet
ln an atmosphere that wtuld barely sustain life
In the most robust, while others succumbed
In the drifts and yet others died on the lad
derways. One man was found, live days later,
within sixty feet of the surfaco with arms and
legs wound about the sides ot the ladder and
teeth firmly ollnched on tho topmost round.
There ha died, after climbing moro than a
Quarter of a mllo. within a few feet ot sunlight
and pure air. It wns Impossible to descend
Into the mine and after it became eident that
all who wero nllvo had escaped the shafts wero
sonled. l'lve days later tho Are was out nnd
tho mine was searched for corpses. There
were thirty of them.
The Tamarack mine 1ms had sovornl bad Ares,
costing a number of lives. Ono of tho most
sensational was In February. 1800, when four
miners were imprisoned ln No. 3 shaft, at a
depth of nearly 4,000 feet. Tho shaft was not
sealed, but being vertical, was deluged with
water anil the flames put out In two days. Two
miners wero found dead, suffocated in a drift.
Two others wore nllve. having tapped the air
plpo which supplied air to the power drills.
The pure air, spurting from an lnoh nlpo
under a Pressure of seventy pounds, fought
back tho foul gases and smoke, but one of the
miners died a week later of pneumonia, caused
by Inhaling the cold compressed air. Tho
other, his son. Is still omptoved In the mlno.
A Are in the Central mlno. Keweenaw coun
ty, one year ago. narrowly missed causing thu
loss of several lives. When the flro began
John Stanton, President of tho Central Com
pany, who Is also President of the stlantlo,
was underground with a friend, William A.
Pnlne of Boston It was Mr. Palno's tlrst trio
under ground, and despite President Stanton's
assurances of porfect safety, Palno proposed,
half jokingly, that Stanton Insure his life. This
was done, largely In a spirit of banter. Paino
paving $5 for an Insurance of $10.XH) for the
trip. Tho Stanton estate had a very narrow
call for the amount of tho Insurance.
At a recent flro in the Tamarack miner
saved his life by jumping luto a shaft 4.B00
feet In doptliand catehlngtho wire cable carry
ing the. cage, Ho slid down tho cable 100 feet,
landing on top of the cage, nnd dined his Ufa
at the expense of a pair of blistered hands.
The Treacher's Growing Family.
iom ti Hartford Courant.
The Jlev. and Mrs J. Richardson of Kastford
naje six. children, nil under two years of age.
lli'fpro the oldest child was one year old, Mrs.
ltlchardson guve birth to triplets, and heforo
they were ten months old there came twins to
bless the family This evont happened last
week. This makes six children born to the
same parents within two years, and all are will,
bright and healthy.
Modern Philosophy,
r'rto t4 Ctneinnati Enquirtr.
"Am I tho flrst girl you ever loved?" sho
asked him, more as a malterof habit than any
thing else,
"I cannot tell n, He." said he. "You are not.
You are simply the best of the bunoh."
Being a modem maid, ah was ontraVwitb
tbau
AN INDIAN KCllO l.KOKSl). flj
Dow the Dnkota Accounted for the Mora.. 9
Ing Voice Tlint Grew J'ulntor and Fainter. H
From tfii Sioux City Journal, H
Tho whoop of tho rod-sklnncd huntsmen I
was answered In ravines and canons long ago I
when tho prairies ot tho West woro dotted with I
buffalo herds, and when this broad country I
had no homes but wigwams, no poople but In- H
dlnns. Tho answorlng halloo grew fainter and yt
Anally dlod away, leaving tho hunters puzzled
to account tor It. They asked their chiefs,
and this Is tho oxplauatlon as tho generations
of time liae changed It:
Turtle Dove, who lived years ago In Dear's
Gulch, in tho Black Hills of tho Dskotns, had
ono little bube, a boy, whom she oulled Sage
Cock, and n. girl of 5 named Ohoteu, It was her
custom whon sho dally gathered seeds In the
valley to carry Sago Cock about on hor hack,
as Indians do. but ouo day she grew so tired of
her burden that she laid Sngn Cock, who was
fast asleep, under a sagebush and told Ohoteu
to watch him. Turtle Dovo went further
and further down tho gulch, and while she was
away an old witch, who had booa watching
her ohanoe, camo hobbling up.
"Ohoteu, Is tho little boy your brother" elis
, asked In a oraoked voice. which she alnly tried
to make pleasant, bhe knew without asking tlisl
it was Sago Cock, but Ohoteu. who had been
taught that witches wore more likely to carry
off boys than girls, though frightened, an
swored quickly, "No, It is my sister " Then
tho witch, although bad onough herself, scold-
ed tho trembling little maiden for her He and H
changed herself into so terrible a Bhape that U
Ohoteu was so friahtoned she could not Inter- M
fero nhon tho witch ran off with her little ib
brother, taking him to her home on the eiaa mt
of n distant mountain.
This old witch ivns so ugly that no man IH
would marry hor. Sho had decided that her IW
only course was to capture a husband, and this U
was her reason for wanting Sage Cook. When '
she reached her cavo she began transforming
tho baby Into n full-grown mnn. First she U
pulled at one limb, thou another.untll c-aoli was H
the size of a inauV Finally Sage Cock, of a
man's size and with n man's strongth. stood H
beforo her. She at lust had a husband. Hut,
lu spite of Ids slzo. Sago Cock in Ills heart nnd n
brain wns still a baby and apt to do the samo H
foolish things n baby would do. The wlteh H
had to teach him to hunt and llsh and to eat H
dried buffalo meat, aud as it was a long time
beloro his mother found him he had then H
learned to shoot well.
ZUt was not long nfter tho kidnapping of Sags
Cock before Turtle Dovo had all tno seeds she
could carry, and. returning to the spot whero
sho had left her children, she met Ohoteu
crying and was told what had happened.
Ohoteu boon had othor reasons for crying. H
Hut punishing the llttlo girl did not lessen
the mother's grief for tho loss of her baby. In H
f:reat sorrow sho started Immediately on tha m
ung. hopeless search tor Sage Cock. Her
brother. Fagle. because ho was a great trael-
ler. offered to aid her. and. by flying very swift- pr
ly and without rest, he visited a great deal of KkX
territory. But it was months before he spied I 3
tbe witch. He did not then know that the man j'
with her was Sage Cock.
But when he 'old Turtlo Do re of what ho had &
seen she started at onco with him for the
witch's mountain, sure that If the man was her
boy transformed by the wicked niaglo ot tha
witch, ho would still recognlre her voice. EH
When tho two Anally reuchod tbe neighbor- fil
hood whero tho witch had previously boon seen jH
Turtle Uoo climbod Into a treo and cried tit
aloud most mournfully, while ilaee, from an- aH
other tree, keenly watched the elfbot on Sage n
Cock, who Immediately recognlzod the voice m
and orled ropculediy to tho witch: "I hear my ItB
mothori I hoar my mother I" Hut the witch H
only laughod and told his to hide ln the atom- H
acli of a mountain sheep which was lying (
Eear. a trophy of tho bor-mnn's skill with the !
ow and arrow. Obedient, Sago Cock crawled mm
into the sheep, so tho legend coos, and the old tm
witch followed him. )
Turtle and Kagle were puzzlod at the sudden H
disappearance of the two, but had no thought BJ
ot Investigating tho interior workings of ilia (
dead mountain sheep, nnd wero mors B
wretched in their disappointment than at any Mj
time since the long search had begun. Thev MJ
wandered aimlessly about for several dais, H
when Kagle decided that the missing pair, anil mm
particularly Sage Cock, who was half a bahy, ; KJi
would soon be so hungry thoy would haw to (MB J
oomo out of their hiding for food. He killed HI
a rabbit nnd hung it at tho ton of a small mns
treo. peeled tho treo of its bark and limbs, tlut H
It might be next to Imwssihlo to climb It, ami Va
then from the branch ot a groat tamuiuck lie m
watched developments. ,BS
It was but a few hours beforo tho witch nn- WP)
pearcd, as Fugle liad nxpucted. And when hi IttV
saw tho rabbit, which was the noure.nt Iihhi ,,' 9B
hand, sho began awkwardly climbing the tree. vm
So slow was sho that Eaule, who had seen her MD
emerge from the sheep, had time to pull Snge M
Cock out of tho Bheep s paunch and carry him m
off. while tho witch was grunting ami hugging m
the tree, her oyes flxod on the rubblt abote. Ml
Fagle carried his prizo to the samo spot under H
the sago bush frdm which Sago Cock wns
stolen, nnd so soon as Sage Cook, now a man, i
touohed tho earth ho was Instantly trans- l
formed into the same baby ho had been when ;
ho had disappeared. As Eagle's tracks ners
washed out by rainstorms, whon tho witch
discovered her loss she was uimble tn trnes
him. Hut sho saw some fcathors which she
knew wore Laglo's und at once divined what
had happened.
Sho decided to go to her grandfather. I
rattlesnake, for protection and for his aid m I
nenclnir herself. Tho'venernble reptile. It.it- 111
tlesnakc, with whom sho was by no means ffl
popular, was drowsing In n glare of siinshlns t
on n big. flat rook. nnd. vexed that she had ;
awukenuil nlm. he told her roughly. "Go una). j a
1 dou't want to seo you." But aa sho stood v
thero nloadlng. Fagle appeared. Sho was !
badly frightened, hut sb she did not lose her i
wits when itattleitnake orlod, "Hide, hide" I
she jumped right into tho old fellow's mouth I
and slid down to his middle, which gae old
ltattlesnako such a pain thut ho begged tie) I
witch to orawl out. und when she refused. In
his paroxysms ot anguish he slipped out of his I
skin, leaving the witch within it.
Vi hen Eagle callod out "Where are you, old I
wltuh?" in a tlireutculng tono, she answered I;
htm derisively Irom her peculiar Quarters, I,
mocking what he had said. As she feared no B
disturbunco in such an abode, she lias lived
there over since, and glorying fn her seclusion I
her voice is often heard, always dorldlng and
mocking poople, I
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