ALL THIS OX" A COLD BLUFF.
Kxsz'i s7 "An
-m. titer Ills I'lirtnor Wont l'Milne I'll-
E".r,'.-..r..Hir '" ""' ,n ",n
w,V ih'i M"'"'t mn wmo
JnrilHT In Ml.-l.taim H"" '" " ""
.... i,,, t , said, tlie sterooptleon man em-
,',.,! "No. "if They sa a Muff 'II
F' V farther In N.tw York .ban anywhere on
., I -ut I know different. THn-t ho lone
, ll put pone.oftliol"iis'ostblulTsutiroc-
' , ,,w,,s,,tinNcworknoilhcr."
-VOn-re , it iW.I tl.o .i.Jv inuo inrciit.
.. . I ,l.ni t e.wtlv like to sav. bo.-nuse If
, -nc'it awnv ",l"1" -"t"r l'"il tlio so
J,ai .tmdine o' '"' "r "' 1(M,IM Iltt,,,', "f
J,, t . ami 1 don't want to do Hint. because
tTn.nb.w!.,i,iJ,TOU work It'" asked tbo ail-
i'TlVsu-reotitli'on rinn tore a leaf out of his
,,tr,,.i 1, ok. lleMod It at the easnnd lenlted
' ,.,,, "it wan tbls way." lie said. Tor
!. minutes ho remained silent, und then
nt or "TiVJ tears "'" lnst '"" ",0 "ml
rTllv Muson iter-i liltllne tbo small towns with
elncwr.il'lioseum outllt. In northorn Ohio
HJ prPttv well. I'"' when we stiuok eastern
Mlelileim wo found ourselves m aciltist it the
worst wav " v-i" a (rout from Mart to flu
1,D x mm bail leen through there with it
,lnfm.iiorfrnrb about two months before,
.bowmen line ..( Pictures just like our-, and
the Mc'hlein i iys ilitbrt propose to Lay twleo
lor teeine Hie same arll'-lo The onnsotiueiioo
, u.nf pretty soon tin nap wore olT the vel
vet wo In1' accumulated In Ohio, and altera
pit we had to st'" "ur machine to a Haptlst
baml.iv n'liool so s to get inonev to come on to
New lork 1 be price was ?lik" and the Hap.
tit den-or made i-'oo'l Hk gentlemen. They
winled me t" hetttbe maeblne up ill the Sun
day M lua.l iiml show- tlioin how to run It. so I
handed the money oer to Hilly 'Mason, ind
tnc an I the deacons st irted for the S'uudav
.i.i.'il with the einograpliosooiu ahead on a
vxheel' arrow- We cot the m.ieluno up all ruth'.
t.u" those 'lea "lis were the hardest proposi
tlon lever M.ie.ke.1 up against. Tbey bud the
fcuu'hyeliool wired for lneiudoscont lamps,
o tber is "o ti"iiblo nbout a light, but tbo
dacin livl about as miieh Idea of voltnco
ml th- positive current as I have about the
MipVr criticism However. 1 made tbem
think tint p'raps tho u-uleistood It all ami
than started for the hotel on a run. so's to cut
iu.rninl o.iti'htlieTi.eloek for Detroit.
lllll) met i"f at "l0 lo"r' S!iy' '"'' v'fl'r
Ki the tin ture of the Kinu' o" l'ranee after tbo
tattle of Hatavi.i' It was nt the museo onee
tferattut Miiiientlier Kinu" uot In on his solar
l,tmr. an wli'Miltho artW biiapsbotted him
Ihcwai'jin-t '"inm to. an' -lioutiu' llislo-.t
tut honor Well. Mill Mason luoked just liko
h vv.is tlm Klntr i.' 1 raneo.
'?rfnis that after the dcaeons an' me went
ever to the ?uiud ly fdiool llillv went and tiald
the imnril bill. an' settled attho bar.btii'ifliiuareil
cS nlththo elei'tne Hcht ipopln nud did tbo
BjotlcMiim bv evervbudy. nud when bo was
thrcii;li thete was jnt l'.'.'"i left. Then bo
wet.t "lit to w.iteb'b'inie b.'js llhln' on tbo
tt.i.'i.' brulu'e Seems that Hilly was lttln" on
the inratet with a bov eaeh sldo of him. when
their Hue taimled and one of the books
tuik ii. a ' r.iek .il.nut two feet below, find tlin
U.Tsr.nil la t re.ieh it. Now, lllllylnas always a
cooj-iuttired i;uy. s.i lie bum; him-.e!F down
over the pnraiet and uot the hi. ok out He'd
jtut straightened uti nL'iiln when he -:iw a roll
ol Brceulmek. Iloitln' In the river,
" Hello.' s.iy. Hillv. 'look at the creenbaeks.
P.imctio.1) 's lust bis wad '
"He cral he.l a ind ind 'pecan nncllnc for
them. 1 nt b' il'dn't do a tliint; but ilrai: tbo ro'l
out i f 'tie ski. k water by the tiler ..n I in half a
femml the uirretit emiulit 'em and tbey went
daneitic down th rlvei and out id sluht. Hilly
run for a 1 oat an.! "Ii.i-od nut into the stream,
tut he never even t'nt a Itrlit of them after
aid. In half an h air ho eame back and a
Can met him a ho lauded.
" 'That'll eo-rj on half a .lollar.' paysth man.
" 'What for' 'Invit- Hilly.
" 'Diiln t jeu swipe my bort'' saistho man.
"And of coure Hilly eouldn't deny It. Hut
he ivent throuc.li tsjeket after pocket and
eoiililn t rale a cent.
" ni . what d'je think of thai.' ho fays, 'a
minute airo I bad n bundled and a quarter, an'
tow. bui'p, I cant llnd a cent. Where's it
" 'Jiown the river. I reckon, fars the man.
" 'What il'ie menu by that break'-' nska
" ".Veil,' najs the man. 'I beam ie was out
In the river clii-ui l-ilU. I i. ine they was
Ti urn e don't think people rout'd these
lartsuoes throw In' ccenbaeks int.. tbo river.
Icio je' Well. 1 u'ue-a not. That's a Noo ork
"lien Iiil'y tumbled that the 1 ills was Ma
an' tiof.ii. to !u'k like the Kim: o' I ranee after
the battle of Hatavia. lied been lonkln' llko
that half an hour when I camn in Say. what
d'je think of that? W'a-n't It a frost? apd we
couldn't raise the rrleo of a clitw of tobacco
ltween us! '
"It eTtain'y was dead touch," paid the ad
"Well . intinue.l the stereoptieon mall, "wo
told tin- lamllnr I how the a-ets of tbo linn had
corw llnatin uovvn tho creek, and --ay, he was
a ita-ii '.Nevei mind, I ..ys.' h s.ih. -ou uo
out an oe if vim can die up muuu kind of n job
an' meanwhile vou can tii richt mi as mv
liUekts ' y.w. f.a). what d ve think of that'"
"He eort iltny was cooJ tu you. -aid the ad
"lut then In enm'sa man named Jenkins
thit r.ui a stati .n.'ry stoie. the sturt-optl-on
nan at:, ip. . ' ,,nl tlie lanilk.rd htoin him.
inrl tell- h ,i Hi'l) cot i-eparated from the b lit
tad then Iim -ip I
' .s.'.v .leiik n, ciu't you think of somethluc
for tliir I'lmi . to .in'
'Mel'. avs Jejililus, 'Iheie'si.lil innn flnr
lonl mii e I ha'lev skinned nit his books
have leen ,ii imvi'it up, and I cues the old
man dne-n t kr-.w where he ; at. I beard him
IV he 1 Inv.. tn c..t an expert.
,'! he well tlxud- a)s 1.
, built si. ".i i.i ii in.' nays Jenkins.
I, ; iberftl- s;,v, 1.
II'.- nature', u ii.lemnn.' snvs Tonkins.
," ill ) 'ii nut me net him''' suvs I,
, sure, savs Jenkins 'Como to my place
ati toinorruvv, and 1 II do It '
.Then the landlord set m up. and me and
Itilm ivent t'lour room
. y, kHT- Hill), when the door was shut.
"nat kind .if a onc ar.d dance Is this.' .You
'a t I. . etert '
"Miv ain't l-'savs I. 'Didn't I cothroiiKh
lomm. re,i! ( oll.-ce ut iracu-e.' Didn't 1
t'ln tlie I..I..L.. ar ttie sinvmiil In .Scheneetad)''
iliii. 1 cuv pribi'.ly dim t know u trial hat.
on e- (r..m i -tovelid Anyhow, he's naturo's
o 'ill. man ii.i 1 I ve cot mv nerve with me.
vv.. ,vt ,jn .,lvo,i ..ean, put ..n a
i.a'k t. boriiinriMl Urn hndloril'b libu; bat.
f"'i illll.. I t.r the J..I. .s.iv, I was 1 .okin'
IIM' 1 ..l , Htreet li.UiklT In that bat, and the
O'l man tei! rlclit Int.. mv in ins. It a is tlm
f"iM tiiinc ov(.r struck, and I acreed ti bn
iiii ik ihit ifteriiouii. .lenkius had cone
".o i'n-1 i.iti.idii-ii.i; me. bill I met htm
i.n I w i. . . .)n' .nvav. and be say.
... ,s-o then-, ariiithcr vacant job. One of
ne1' r1- Hi' tu th-' business enllece died
-ie..)ij. ii ,,, p, ,m lcl..iucblln wants a
fc ""' IT III h p'.i.'C '
., Ul r'K"t.' -ays I. "that'll just do for Hilly
'.', ,V'.'I. i-av-.lenkln'. "can be fill If
a i' . ettalli'i.' hii)s I. "Will vou Intro
"lie a I'. in
l..'""i'e. .!) Jenkins.
,J.".'' I ma. I. . an appointment tor Ulllv to
"'" .1'iik in In ball an hour, arid went buck
" 'Hid jmu cet if' khouls Hilly n soon ns bo
lavv n .
..,. '.,"."'' i'l to skin," khs'I, 'and one for you.
ini vv int i ti.,p... up to the eominor-
iinie ,.u.p v,,, u, , M,,n up, ji, Y,JU
CU.ch,. . ft. , r,,fon,
in., (' , "" ''"''" I" -cell UlllV Ills TlOUtb
'.!. uilu.i v ii -,,uld near lu'l a block a.vnv
Air i ''" 'n" '"U. f'"' a lefeiono:
y ' "i i en iM luforuneii' S iy, wliodje
lllll , m ....
tint ' u""" I in th" expert fr'.m New York
inn. ,v,,., , , ,,0 i,11)k, o( ,)lr c,i lord
r'"L' ' ' i tor s.i.:i. "Siv.alu'i that acoo'i
ll" -I .ffeiece lor lull' Didn t Vol co
lVi.i I , '""" " "ollece with me Ht Syra -use'
it i Ma '".''" "iriuicli tlie state normal cho..l
n,..1 '' ''' " - lin'nr, nut as a teacher I
n ' .in... I t,, i,lKi,,' ,)-. HUH
r, . ' 'Siit i -cb Iru brol In New Yo'l.-as
,,.'.' 1" '' "'ber bie, in rdl-hicnii' Dldi t
li. k '" ' ' '- in 1 dn co ids stoie n' lo:i.
vv. J v. v " ' "b- 1-iv.vvheie svoiir ueive-'
If mi '. v, '"" onhl, cood dotlies. and I
M vi ti. i ' '"' ''mill. Til's -ilkernnd be went ill.
M hrjir I """"' Me..IIUllllll. Ill lllll Ull
m imur u M,..K
hoii i , .'"'-"'i. 'I l"it .n all lliHf.iil I kiiovv
" 'Novermlml.'BayB I. "To-morroir I'll bo ,
cei him mysolf.v
,,' Ho noxt day I mounted the landlord's high
dice, ami called at the Commercial I'ollese. nnd
nav. I looked Just an mud like a banker as
when I Innded tho wnson man. I gunk a'l the
slanit and watched stinrti after my urammar.
Hay, It ou'd lieard me talk you'd tluiicht It
w;uM lir. rarkburst. The old ituy tinned me a
chair and I Introduced myelf and anld I'd Just
dropped In. tblnklnc that the cares of business
would probably make It dlflluult for him to call
utmii me. Then I mentioned Hllly's name
. ' "Well.' he snvs, 'I'm oUremely sorry, but I
fenr Mr. Mason will not suit.'
"Tor half a minute I never said a word.
T hen I said, very slowlv: TrofesHOr. If ou
knew that youirc miin'H capability as well as I
know It, and ns well as many others know It.
I don t bollevo you would uny that.'
" 'Well, well,' says Hie old man, "well, well, t i
may have been mistaken, but bo did not strike
me as n Ilkelv teneherl'
' Tiofeesor,' says 1,' talkln' like a parson
at a chrlMcnlnc. 'If vou care to clvo Mr
Mason n trial, you will chuiico your opin
ion on that scoro.'
"The old man looked a little rattled, and then
Bald be tboucbt Illll) lacked dicnliy.
" 'What'' miija 1. 'Mr Mason lack dlenlty?'
Ilo's so small.' sn)s the old mini.
Ah." va) I, 'small, yes-but undlenlfled?
Why, my dear sir, you don't know Mr. Mason,
l'osslblv aloee, In the prosonce of his employ
er, ho mlcht unbend, hut In public- hetore his
jilpIIs- whv. 8lr. bis dlcnlty Is unlmiieiiehnblo '
" Hut his e.xporiunce?' saH tho old mua,
kbul of plaintively
" 'A crmlunte of one of the first commer
cial colleites in America, my denr sir a crad
uate of the Now York State normal school
where eould be have better experience?'
"The old cu bummed and hnwed. and blew
his en) old nose, nnd I saw I bad him colnc.
so I throw in one on hN solar pIcxub.
" 'Mv dear sir,' I said, cettlnu up and puttinc
a band on his shoulder, 1 reJoinmend Mr Ma
son to vou. I nin HiitlHdud that when you net
him you cet a vcuiic man In lli.OiiO l'ut him to
work! If he does pot show his worth within t.vo
weeks dlsebnrco bun He asks noconsldorn
tion ut vour hands. Let him co. if )ou wish,
hut 1 know that )ou will not let him co. He is
too valuable a man. and vou will make a mis
take If vou do not secure hi. services.'
"Well, tlr, tbo old man dropped and snld
Hint billy could co to work on trlnl, nndll wont
back to the hotel, cave the landlord his hat
back, and threw somo advice Into Hilly
" 'Hlllv.' mi)s I. "do oii mind the time you
were the best nmntour actor In Hyraeuso''"
" "Sure." savs Hlllv
" 'Well,' H.i)s I, 'put on jour aetlnc clothes.
You've cot to be a dlcnllled teacher. Drop
the slinc. bold our bead up, net everv min
ute. The moment oustop iictlnc ou fall
down. uti write an elecaiit hand, you know
somethinc about ilthmotlo and bookkeop
Inc. and the c'ocraphv and spellin' aro easy.
You've cot to sit up nil mclit and study the
lchsous for next dav. but vou're smart ind can
do It Here's a chance, f r vou to settle down
and be respectable. You've cot It In )ou. Oo
"Well. sir. next dav Hilly moved his trunk
up to the s -hool and 1 Bta)ed on oxpertln' old
(la) lord's books It was n cinch. The hooks
were n simple n soda water: any schoolboy
could have done It. Hut Hill) bad a hard row
to Ime and niauvV tho tilcht ho slipped dovvu
to the hotel to havo the export help him over a
haul slut In tbo 'rlthinetlo book. Hut oae
nlcht ho skipped a bard problem by mistake
nnd when It came up In -doss none . f the pu
pils could do It, an , b'cee, Hlly couldn't do It
hltiisclr. .Viv. win-n't that hell tor Hilly?"
"What did be do.' nked tho advance acent.
"Well, air. Hillv snvs when that problem
loomed up In front of him like a stone wall In
front of n tumblcbuc, he most dropped den.l.
but he bad his cood nervo with him and ho
lo.'ks 'sprij-ed and sines out
" 'f'an't an of vou solve this problem'''
" 'No, sir,' shouts all the pupils
" "Well,' savs lllll). "I don't exactly Mamn
ou, for it's n vorv Intricate problem, one of
the most Intricate I know Hut I want to Im
press It upon you very deeply, so I won't show
anr of you bow to do It. Try acnln and see If
ou can solve It before we close to-nlirht.'
"Then Hilly set to work himself and put In
everv snaie minute be bad, but do his best bo
coiildn t master the sum. Closing time came.
Hilly culls the pupils to tentlon and asks 'em
hive they cct the answer to that problem, but
not one of 'em could tell It
"' 'Well, well.' snvs Hilly, 'thls's too bail. Not
n sincle one of you cot Hint answer! '.Veil. I
won't mortify )ou by showlnc vou how. I'll
clve you one more cbanco. He suro you hare
it In tbo mornlne '
"Then Hlllv dismissed school nnd eamodown
to the hotel oh the run. 'hay.' be snys. 'tor the
l.or.l snke. can vou do that sum? If you can't.'
be sav . 'I m a dead fish "
"Well, -lr. I worked on thit sum until '2
o'clock In the inornluc nnd Hilly came down
before breakfast to leirn bow to dolt I
showed htm. and when school was opened be
was nil loaded and ready.
" 'Have any of you oolved that problem:
"Hut not a pupil knew how It was done and
Hilly .Mason looked dl-cu.ted. 'Well.' says he.
Tt s H'rance that not one of vou cot It: but I
Mippo-e. after ull, I'll have to .how vou my-t-elf.'
"So he did. and av. bis stock went 'way up
out of slcbt. and that ivas tho last bad trouble
be had. A week or two later I left for New
York with a-1 velvet, and I've never seen
Hilly since, but lat month on the way from
Chlcaco I droiuod off at Detroit and the first
man 1 ran.liito was old McLaucblln
" " r Stearns.' be sa)s, 'I owe you a debt
of cratitude '
" 'About Mr Mason'-' snys I. Don t men
tion It I knew be couldn't fall.'
" 'That vounc mnn.' said the old cuy. Is one
cfthe post admirable I liare ever known. He's
the boot tea"hor I ever bad. and the staff and
pupils alike respect him. Did ho tell you he
was married'-' , , , ,
"Well, sir, I like to have dropped dead when
I beard tnnt. and I cuess 1 forcot my cram
mar and mv manners, too
" 'The devil vou -nr.' says I. Who to' and
th old mnn looked like he had been shot.
" '.Mr Steams.' say. he. 'I'm sorry to Ihear
vou ue that word Mr .Mason never swears.
He Is man led to mv dauchter, sli. ami has a
half interest In the business. And, sir, I am
clad nnd proud of it '
"nd all Hint." -aid the stereoptieon man,
"came out of u cold bluff."
WISTKlt OV 11IK It.iJl.llOAltS.
Tlie Number of 1'reiclit Pnrs Hnuled by One
llnclini full, with til" Thermometer.
"The weather can't cet any too hot to suit
me professionally." said a train despatcher on
one of tho blc railroads. "Warm weather Is
the most favorable for tho business of runnlnc
trains, and the colder tho weather the more
difficulty wo oxponeneo In keeplns the yards
nud storage tracks fruo of cars. At this seasou
of tho venr wo make up a train of In the neigh
borhood of sixty-live car. of course, we are
sp.'nkincot tho frelcht servlce-and this num
ber will gradually Increase with the nppronoh
of warm weather until wo reach a maximum
of about elcbty-flve cars a train. These are
only tbo tlcurcs, you understand, of my par
ticular dll-lon. They will vary on other
divisions and other roads, according to the
crades nnd oilier physical characteristics.
Neither do these flcures apply to tho fast
freichts. which nowadays eomo from San Fran
cisco to New York fully as wulckly as a letter
nnd nearly ns quickly ns an unincumbered
pastoncer can mako it.
"The minimum number of cars to a train Is
reached durlns the most severe wlntor wenth
er. Then thoaverace falls down to about forty
llvo. Diirluc tho coldest weather of this win
ter we did not daro to uso more than forty to a
train. The difference Is duo to tho resistance
of tho train. I should say. It's all right as lone
ns the tiain Is kept In continual motion, but
the moment It stops tho trouble begins. The
oil that lubricates the axles conceals so that
the train Is what we call frozuti after It stnndH
fur a short time I havo seen every wheel In a
train slid, .nnd the ears must not exceed in
number those that the motive power can start
with the brakes set. You see If costs as much
inoiiev and energy to run a train of forty ears
as it does one of eighty ears -verv often more
Th.s menus that in n truffle of l.ilKl cars
a day it takes foriv engines u the winter
to twenty In the nimnier. and train crews,
switching fii'-lllties. storage room, and
operating expenses all In , propoitlon He
bides all this, there are always delays ami
coinplliatlons coming up that aro directly
traeeublo to the cold, rroyen steel Is al
most ns lultllo as so much glass, ami every
tliinc from the rails up In subjected to a
creator strain when in thlsstnte of contrac
tion Valves and Pipes tilled with hot steam
freer., with Incredible sliced with the ther
mometer at l.r. below 7oro. nnd the locomo
t ive gone at the rate of twenty miles an hour
KiiKliieeisniehelil ns strict y accountable ns
ever, hut these accidents do happen to the
lic-t of them, and each accident causes so
modi additional delay . .
"Theie Is onlv one thine worsn than cold
weather and Hint Is cold vventber with snow
Tor It" sl.e nnd capabilities an engine In a
snowstorm Is the most helplessly stupid thlriB
Imaginable A locomotive does not push the.
M.ovv o one -ido and ninko n pntb for "keif. It
hems to wallow around in it and take most of
H a one with It. apparently for thepurpose of
decorating the rum nccear It Isn t lone he-
fureii lguie Is loaded down with Iml : n ton
,fi. e and tbioughout the train the friction
e riiif.es the snow to melt lust enoiich to freeze
g liter ban It ordinarily would The brake
l.'oeks ueeumu utn enough Ice to make
ho v-hods "lido, and If the train ever
rnes to a halt In this condition
lie I-npt to stay right there until dug loose
loslnc rilns Isn't so bad. but our busy day
ues when w" begin to llnd them again.
Tl'Ve Is not only the point of congestion to
..vereoino hut It must ho overcome with the
list mss'l 111. .1 'lay to the traffic that continues
, Tour In up.ii us from hptl. directions.
o e whole.' concluded the train e -
spate her " you will see why there Is no bluebird
fn the liiul more gleeful thou 1 t U awroash
ol wium wsathw."
A THREE-LEGGED MIRACLE.
CLIMAX XO A UOltSt: TJtAlXER'S BUS
OF HAD T.U UK.
lie Win Sure That Jodnn Would Win nml
Jodnn Did Win, but lie Could Not Go
Hack to Wa.iilngtiiii, tor 1'lve friend.
Were Waiting to Collet t SH.OOJ Apiece.
WAsntsOToa. March . "Washington, as I
remember It. was a Prelty nlr-o old Jocuorof a j
town." said an old-time trainer vvbocot In at i
Heuiilncs a few das ago With a well-known
string of horses In preparation for the spring
meeting there. "I'd llko to buve a look at It j
ngalti by daylight. Got In this time nfter .
dark and came right out hero before sunrise. I
l'lrst time I'd hit Washington for five Touts
aln:e the fall mectlnc nt St Asaph In 1WU. I
surely would like to have another look around
Waahliigtou. Hut I uue.s I'll have to pass it
up. I'm not hunting for bother iioivadiDs."
Then tho trainer picked mm wisp of hay
nnd chewed It reflectively. The paddock in
which ho stood is only a few mlm.tts' run by
tr.Hn from Washlncton. It seemed odd. there
fore, that ho did not stop on a train and run
over to Washington, slime, n. be said, he hull
keied for another sight of it. He was asked
"Well.'' be replied, "I'm waiting for rive fel
lows that 1 usol to know over in Washington
to die. When they've nil c.iihed In, inn) be 1 ll
have a chance to look mound Washington
again Hut I understand Hint they're all allvo J
and on edge now. and I don't exactly feci llko
running Into thorn. I know that I'd nev.rbe
able to siniare myself for a thing that hap
pened down at Bt. Asaph during that fall meet
ing In 1H1I4, so what's the use of stacking up
against the bunch and wasting wind.'
"I had a smnlt string of dead ones nt that
fit. Asaph meeting. Didn't get oats money
out of them. That year was tho frost of my
llfo, anvbow. I stnrted in nround tho Now
York track. In tho spring with a bundle of
three thousand or so that I had hauled down
bv hacking 'em out on the coast during the
winter meeting, and I begun to melt bofote
the leaves eommenied to show upon the trees
There was nothing doing for mo I couldn't
get downright. Nearly a dozen cood things
that pbN of mine with strings hnd got Into the
pink of It to sonil over the pinto at long prices
woundup among the nlso runs and the crimp
those things took In mv wad wns something
ridiculous. I onlv handled a few horses dur
ing the summer meetings that venr op tho
metropolitan tracks. Thovwere nil crabs and
did no gooi. So 1 had to plug along by slu
ing a ten or a twentv Into the ring when I
heard of something that looked nice. I
couldn't even make this clubbing game co
through. The books cot two out of three of
my slips of the green, nnd 1 cot to wondering
how It would feel to drive n truck. They cer
tainly ha 1 me down that ear.
"When the fnll meeting nt Morris 1'ark
wound up I had $'200 and a headache I wns
figuring on bow I could take this down to tbo
winter meetings In tho Sou.'h and run It up to
something worth whlK when the owner of
tho bunch of dead ones I stoke of came iloug
and asked me to take 'em down to St. Uaph
and tn' to get a race or two out of them I
knew tbey were lobsters, all of these horses,
and 1 was ugly enough to tell the owner that
when 1 wanted a job handling eittle I'd co
down to West street and cet one, with a -ea
voyage to Gla.cow or London thrown In.
There wasn't a horse In the lot tnat coul i bent
my old aunt in Ireland over the plate, for money
or marbles: but I decided to tako them down
to Ht Asnph anyhow, just for the sake of keep
ing on the Inside of the game nnd Undine out
If there was nnythlng iolne on flint would j
enable me to run that small shoestring of mine
Into a tannery. Ho I taok them dowu to that
Virginia olav course across the l'otomae and
fixed them up tho bet I knew how. They
wouldn't do. St. Asanh was getting ionic cool
horses straight from tbo Knstern track, then
and my platers wer never In the bunt never
one, two, six. In fnct. Worse than that, the
books began taking mv little i'l and 53 bets
nway from me right from the getaway, nnd I
could see a winter ahead in New Vik with all
the trimmings cut out I met a dozen or so of
pretty suunre chaps In Washington, business
men that liked to see 'em run and ttiut u-ed t i
alc me occasionally what I thought. 1 landed
most of th.m right on several dead good things
without ever getting a dol'ar on myself from
want of nerve, my pile was so low. and they
made gooJ. all right, when these things .vent
through. Hut I was bunking up with such a
hoodoo that I sloughed off even this rake-off.
and when the thing happened that I in colnc
to tell vou about I only bad Td left . nit of the
cozy cush I had started In the season with
"Now, I've been at this came, on both sides
of the fence, for more than twenty venr. nnd.
If nnv mnn is, I'm dead next to the fact that
the horse game Is Hard and craco. 1 never
yt wns guilt) of looklrc ujon the runtime
eame ns something easv. iet I'm hound to
admit that I often get what ou enu call. If )ou
want to. a hunch on a bors. something that
a plug does in his running, even if he d. e-n t
get near the money, takes mv eve. and from
thinking about it I gut a hunch on him. I
don't get a bunch like this everv da).orver
week or month, for that matter, but rvnn..
tlced that th" hunches of mine have cone
through nine times out of ten during the pnsl
twenty eirsor so. Well, theie was a hoiso
called Jodan that hnd run In two or three l
furlone sprints at Morris I'ark that fall, and I
had liked his work He was out of the money in
both of those raees.but I liked the wav be went
at his work. That horse Jodan looked to me
llko he had It in him. These two Morris I'ark
races had been captured, one, two, three by
good ones, and I could see when 1 had a chance
to look Jodan over In his stall that ho wis
short of work. The .trine to which the horse
belonged had a poor trainer, and I know that
a good trainer could get some nix-furlong races
out ol Jodan. I had a bunch on Jodnn. and 1
tlxed It in my head that If ever the leuse gut
Into the hands of a cood trainer and was
brought around right for the .lx-furlonc ill
tnnce.he'd gat n piece of mv in me), no matter
what company he was upacalnsi
"Well, alone toward the close of the St.
Asaph mcetlnc Jodan turned upnt tho track
v ith another trainer handling htm a man who
had a. good a knack of conditioning horses as
ever I met up with, nnd an old chum of mine.
I rubbed up with him before he had been on
the irnck lltteen minutes, and asked him what
h was going to do with Jodan.
" 'I'm going to try him out In tho first three
riuarter event I can siiueeze him Into, hetuld
me, 'and I wouldn't be surprised to see him get
a piece of It. His right foreleg Is a bit bum.
but if it holds togther I don't ee:why.tho fel
lows I know shouldn't coin bltoofTa real good
HdnvT In Jodnn. He's got a turn of sliced, and
I've cot him dea.l rlcht. TI.e only thine that
worries me Is that swollen knee, and 1 m do
ing my bet nt patching that up'
"I told him of the hunch I'd hnd ut Morris
I'ark on Joduti. and he told me to stav with it.
and he'd attend to bis end of It to help me out.
" 'There'll he all kinds of a price on him
when I send him to the pump, he siii.l. 'and
I'll let you know In time nist how he is.
"Well, tint hunch just crow nnd ciew on
ma. Tho Washington chaps that I had met
nnd pushed alone with the el things that I
didn t have the sap to pi iv myself heard from
mo on the Jodan .ueston. I told them that I
hnd him up mv sleeve and to stand by Thei
Had nev.-r heard of the horso nud thev nlninst
slde-Btepped when I t.ild em ho was as cood
ns any ot them over a three-.iuarier loule
that he had never been cot right There were
a lot of six-furlongers down at St saph then
that could negotiate the distance In 1" Hat,
and they couldn't sen where a horse that
they had never heard of had a looV-ln with
tint kind I held mv cionnil, however, and
thev said that when It was to ionic oft they d
throw a little bit of a bet nt tho bild, just be
cause I said so
"A couple of dnvs Inter Jodan s name showed
up nmonc the entries torn .lx-furlonc sprint,
and 1 had another ehnw with Ids trainer.
" 'He's good.' he told me. 'Stay with jour
hunch. He ought to do
"The race wis to be mn on a Ritunlav I
looked up mv Washington friends aim told
them co'iflderitl) what Jodan was going ro do
vlthn bunch of the best three..iiniter runners
la training. Four or live of them couldn't help
but give mo the hoot on the proposition, nnd
they snld they weron t going over to the track,
nil) how too busy closing ll" the week s bust.
Hess, nnd so on. They cuiildii t see where
.Isdnii llgiircd with the lot he wns tome. t. I
went nroiin 1 to the rest of these Washington
fellows on the Friday evening nefou the nice
and told them again about Jodan 'Thov.too.
were all colnc to bo too busv with. the Satur
day wind-up of business to take In the races
that day. but live of them nve me if 111 each to
put on Jodan for them. None of them had
nov confidence ill the thing, though
"Tho Jodnn race was the first on the enrd.
There weie fourteen entries, and aot a h iro
was sc-ntched The track was deep lti dust,
and I knew tbnn JiMlnn liked that sort of go
Ing. It lookel like a elneh I knew that :hn
bookies would lie dend to Jodnn, but I didn't
think they'd take the llbortles they did with
him The favorite opened up at '. to 1, nnd ho
was plnyel down totl to ,1 In no time. Then
there were, four or five shots lu It raucluc
from II to 1 to 15 to 1. when tho rank outsiders
wero written In all the way up to lfil) to 1 Jo
din, my mutt, stowed nwuv forneood thine,
opened up nt ltxi to 1 nnd stuck thero. I went
out to the stable where Jodan wus iiuartrrod
to llnd his trainer, but I couldn't die him up.
He wns mixed up with the bunch In tbo pad
do -k or In the stand. So 1 decided that It
wasn't necessary for mo to see him. nil (how,
before puttlnc my mniiuv on .lodan. I had
seen him the night before, whvii he wlilspored
to mo thutJoilaii was gorgeous, nnd Hint ho
vrns colnc to pint him to win. no inaltor if tho
bonk, laid l.liuu to I ncaltist the liorfo.
"So I traipsed nround to tho tine to put
do.vu mv money nud that of mvfrleiids on Jo
villi. As I at. Jodan's priie all over the ring
wns Hill to I. nnd no tnkcis 1 had the live.
tens the Washington ehnps hnd elven me nnd
the last llltv si.t I had on earth In niv nil t,
ready to shoot around nnd plant It In $10 cobs
on Jodan before the price could Do rubbed,
thus stumllng to win fi.ntHi for myself nnd
to.uoo for the Washlnetoii fellows, with mv
shaiooutof Miolr winnings for putting them
next I wns the verv next man In line to nliirit
mv llrst tn A-ltli one of the ' onk .when I felt
a hard pinch on my light arm. and I wheeled
atoiind suildetilv to swat the ducu that had
elven t to me. It was my ft lend, the trainer
of lodan. lie nodded mo over to the little n
' "You wero just colnc to take some Jodan,
weren't vou' ho asked me.
" 'That's what.' said I. 'He'll turn the trick,
won't he' . . ,
" 'No,' ho replied shortly I've been trying
to find )ou fne tho lift, half hour to tell vou
The nnitt'H knee cot another twist diirlnc the
nlcht mehovv or nuother. and now it s about
twice Its right sbe Stay oil He can't do It.
He's not limning riiii'h. nut I can't see how
he'll co ii iiuailer with such n leg. It II be a
mlrielo If that Innl luck skate finishes at nil.'
"This was a hard fall tor me, I in a-telllne
vou tint. I had been building on It for one of
mv cinch hunch thlncs, and to hear that It had
gone rank took the nerve out of inc. Ot
course, in a dlstnnl kind A wav. I wns clad my
friend the trainer had put mo next to the stato
of things In time to keep me olT the dand mio
for mv whole Mftv nud the llltv of my friends In
Washington, but that wan't much salve tor
the hurt I cot when ho told me thut Jodnn
onililn't possibly do it. With Jodan out or If
I felt certain that the ll to r. favorite would
oimn In ill nione, nnd so I put the whole
bundle down that wa) -Jd'-'il to Jinn It mule
mo glum to think of the dIITerBnco betwaen
Int and slu.iKni to $100 ,
"Then I went up to the stnnd to see the lot
tile pnst on their way to tho post. My horse,
fie favorite, was but a.prancliic nml looked
t. mo llko a 1 to 10 thine with Jodan out.
Hut my tiulnor chum bad put me on rlcht.
Joiluii s Knee wns ns blc ns vour bat, and he
hid his liu.P alone with him One ot the
Me wards noticed this nnd made a bit of talk
nbout not allowing Jodnn to nice, but when
he was told that Jodan nlvvais went to the
post with a bum knee, even nfter bis warm
ing up. he closed up and Jodan went around
to the pump vx I'll his Held
"'I hey g it olT the first break. The people
In the stand were down on the fnvorlto almo-t
ti a mnn. nnd the velpthev let out when ho
shot to the lead from the llrst jump was a heap
n.itsv Mv poor old .lodan plug was nlmnst
let at the oust, but his bov got him going all
right, nnd I was rather surprised to see him
iiuleklv j. .In the rear bunch Hi this time, nt
the hnlf, the favorite was nist buck-jumping
live lengths on' in front of the llrst division.
Then the hind ones begin to move up. and I
Mi Mid bv to see J.. dan cet shuttled out of It,
Hut i-e ill. In t shuttle He passed right by the
ear cane and nearlne the tliree-iiuartors ho
was at the saddle girths of the front division
and colnc like a cup defender In half n gale
" "You 11 chuck that in a minute, my bov.' I
thought, with in) mind on Jodan. 'Tin co
legged races look all light on paper, but they
don't co thiough ' ...
"I lost the colors when they turned Into the
Mretoli, but 1 saw that the favorite wns still a
cood two lengths in front the track wns so
deep lu dust that I coiildn t make out the
others until tht were well Into tlie strotch for
the lope t.. the wire Then when thev wero
nil soiled down to their barrels In the llylnc
vellovv dust. I saw one of the front dlvlslonlte
behind the leader shoot out around on the
outside nnd bend down to It Sny, I closed
my lamps down tight. That hor-o comlne on
the outside llkt it black devil, with his hit al
most ciunchei Into Hinders, was Jodan I
o ened up mt ejes wboi. thev were about six
ty vnrds from th wire In Hie middle if the
whirlwind of dust I saw the favorite falter
ing, with Jodan a neck away and going like us
if Ids distance wns rnlv a nunrter of a mile
nnd ho n-eoverlnc it there In the stretch.
Then I nulled my classes nway from my head.
sit down shut my e)i again and shook hands
I with death fur n few seconds whllo the In
i .Hans nil around me were bowline 'Jodnn!
" 'Jodan wins'' they veiled when the horses
cot under the wire, and 1 opened up my eyes
nist in time to see Jodnn with opn daylight
between him and the fav irlte. That was a
thiee-lccgcd miracle, all right, 1 wns In a
dne. but I had a picture In mv'hend of five fel
lows In Washington that hnd treated iro right
waiting for the rnco train to'get in so that I
could lint d them each a th iii-niid. I couldn't
stand for that, nnd I hid too innnv different
kind of hn-thrcik wnrplne me .ut under my
vest to feel 10 e trvlnc.to explain the thing to
them So 1 v.-alked er to Alexandria nnd
might the ..fternooi! train for Itlcliininil. nf
ter leaving mj bum -trlng In the hands of an
. thur trainer I'rom lllehmond I went i. a
dovvu to Vew Orleans, where 1 had some hi"k
never enough luck, though, to sonar the
game up wl-li me for that win of J... Inns,
which made mo feel old nud tired for a lone
time aftei v ard.
' If I outlive those Hve Washington fellows,
it thev take 1' Int i their lids to go to the Klon
dike tocetbnr, mav I o I'll havo a n .ther look
li I "ill" I imdi r the shadow of that blc doui?
v under Hut I .lout want to meet them.
VxpI iiiun.-'s too hard work, nnd the circum
stances ol that st. saph Ii ipnening. which
occurred ns I ve spieled It. were 'agin' me!"
A few venrs ngo the people of Kcuador de
rived much amusement from the ingenious
method eniplovol by the famous snvaut Hal
mondl to determine who her tho Hlo Miration
! or tho Hlo Ceatali should be regarded us the
mnn streiiu of tho Anmron. llaimondl was
ai Italian, but Hern was his adopted country
If be hid cast his lot with', the rcuulornns
i they wail I havo applauded bis cleverness, but
! thev wero almost ready, just then, to rush to
nrmsbeiause l'oru scorned their claims to a
largo region as far south lis the Marafion and
Aniaon rlveis, and tn thev called llaimondl
a crick-brained enthusiast nnd a vlslonnrv.
The learned professor went about solving
the problem in this way: Ho took sanities of
the water from each river n short distance
above their ontluenee. llelow that point the
united riveis nro known as the m,ion. and
he also took samples of Its waters These
samples were taken nt two seasons of the )ar,
when the livers were al the Hood ami the low
est stages Then the piofossor llltored his
samples nnd bv analysis determined the
amounts of salts held In solution lie found
that Hi- lnreei amount, nt ull seasons, was
contributed bv the Mninnou, and deduced the
con -liision that this ilvertheieforo contributed
to tlie xmnoii the larger amount of water nil
tho tear round and was therefore undoubtedly
the he ul stream of the creat river
Hnlmondi'h solution of the problem by
means of a quart bottle and a formula struck
the j'-cuailorans as being extremely futinv.
Hut the world recognises tho Murnibm as the
head s'reain, and Keuadi.r is compelled to fall
back ill". n her undoubted!) proper contention
that in her terrltort the Amazon basis most
nearly approaches the l'nclllc It would ro
iiuire a canal onl) nlmut ihlrt) miles lone,
from the headwaters of the l'aute leeder of
tho Amii7oii to the (tulf of (luavauull. to form n
continuous wnterw.iv from the 1'aclfle to the
Atlantic and in like iin Ulnud "f the northern
part of .Smith merlcv when the Nicaragua or
rniiriuia enn-il Is completed
'Ihe Hiiilsh oceanogiiiphers who were ex
plorlnc the Intermediate depths . f the tlnn
tle some :i.- miles west of Ireland lnst sum
mer, have left us lu painful d nil.t as to the
meaning of an interesting phenomenon which
the ob.erved There was some curlositv to
see wnat Would bo tho etlect of pr sniiio upon
wo. ul in the depths ot the sea. nml son pice of
common deal match hoarding wns sent down
on a who to a -'epth of .l.mMi feet. It came up
apparentlv iiiiehniiced nnd deep-sea piessiires
were openl) iieri''ed, as Mr (loorce Murray
writes. "I.v some . f the inoie frivolous mem
bers of the expedition " 'Ibis piece of w.hk!
was icfi'oii ileel,, and on the following da), as
It vn, desired to ascertain the drill. It ivas
thr iwu .t ei board Instead of keeping afloat
and performing the service expected ..fit, tho
board sunk liko a "hot. and there emis the
storv The men of science might have ven
tured the theory that deep-sea pressure had
forced water nil through the pores nud then
"mashed lu Hie ends thereof, leaving the board
peimuiionflv waterlogged, but they cautiously
Where Peer lire Plentiful.
From thr I'nitlnnil Imilv I'r'il.
I'liu I IPs, Match II - Word comes from tho
Megalith" presort" bv tvnt of Kliiclleld of a
most leniarkable deer wild Th" )ar.l com-ineii.-es
n mile northwest of the base of Mount
Abraham and ext Is lu ihit direction for no
lcs-thansl miles A "giimmer'frointheprov.
lii-os, homeward bmin I. told th" st..ry to
Supeilntcnilent Hob I'IiIIiips Ho was seeking
si inc.. trees lu th" vi.-lnlty, . is stated nbove,
when I nine Into what he thought wns
nn ordinary yard rinding eum falrlv
plentv. he irked nloric slowlv nnd after four
days vv isnttonlshcd to find himself vet within
the limits of what wns iiiPiiicstlonahly urn
mammoth deer yard lln counted no less than
ninety deei, bucks and docs, and the former
hid shod their horn", giving parts of the jnrd
the appearance of a bone yard , ,
Accordlue to the eum cnthcrer the deer had
not yet tieeun to leave their winter Nuartors.
iilthoiigh th i rust outside would easily sup
port their weight, lie travelled entirely with
out snovvshoes, and snys the yard, which in
places was a mile wide, was beaten down to a
regulnr skating-rink surface, by tho hoofs of
BOHEMIA ENJOYS ITSELF.
A HHOAHWAY lir.STAVHAST Al'TIUl
ailUSWUT OS SATVBUAV.
The Actors, Choi us tllrls nnd Their Wnw
Wow llo), Itoiiiideis nud Others-Cii-lines
lllvelslous ot Ihe Ilnilplll -llv e
Hours of t.liji'ty at the Iin. I ol die Wccli.
Twelve o'clock Saturday night In Hroadwny.
Hells pioolnlm It sonorously Clocks record It
silently. Most deem oils citizens who hate
beds lire lu tbem. Others ate on the wav to
them. Humanity, which has surged all dav In
a vast, unending sea, Is disappearing from the
street. Htoadvvay, tho great sea's bed. Is dry
ing up Small sticatus, desultory and icml
nlscciit of tho multitude, meander alone, scat
tering belated men and women Into the side
streets llko flotsam to-scd upon tho bench.
In hundreds of show windows the llehts
flicker sleepily, but In tho great crystal ex
panses ot one restuiiiaut in uppor Hroadwny
thev Hare with a lejuvcnated splendor which
compels speculative attention. You pause
to consider surely, there Is something sug
gestlte of welcome, something of the flattering
solicitude of silicon- invitation, In the golden
radiance of the light which Is htpnotlc. capti
vating. Irrestlhlo You enter
Tho Interior Is conventional. There Is the
same display of glass, sliver plate nnd Ibieu
more or less Imniuculntv, and the same dull nt
inosphoio redolent of lemote culinary achieve
ments which salute jott In those downtown
outing houses to which you repair dally at
noontime for tbo promotion of tour dtspepsla.
Twelve o'clock. The fat cashier who had
nodded drowsily behind his desk near the
windows till the last stroke, nnd who. lu his
uttei went Iness. ncculeiitnll) cave you n cood
clear, now brightens perceptibly. Tho npron
clad waiters rouse themselves from an apathy
Induced by lone hours and move brisklynbout.
CtiHtfiiiicift of unlet demeanor who havo
dropped In for an nfter-the-performanco sup
per pay their checks nml dropout Thero Is a
brief Interval ol commciclal stagnntlon. and
Hoiipl.it Comes tho vaudeville soubrotto,
dainty, witching, studiously coy. All ncees.
i-one to feminine adornment nro hers; she Is
a thine of beauty enhanced by art nnd nrtlflces
from tbo soles of her tilm little patent-leather
boots to the lofty plnnncloH of the plume
tipped velvet tower which, rising from a
golden hirsiito foundation, assumes to bo a
bat. Masculine slntos lu faultless evening
dress follow In her wnke, look In c the ndorn
tioii which holds them In thrall. They nro
smooth-sb.iten and joune. tery wmng: but
they are dutiful to the verge of ubjcctlon
Houpla! ( oincs the chorus girl, nlso beau
tiful. also witcblnc. also ndorned. nl"o ndored
bv serfs In high silk hats nnd eluw-hanimers
Shecnlls them her Wow-Wow Hoys, nnd they
chuckle In responsive glee, for every word
which falls from her cm mine lips is n gem of
wit or a prf clous coin of humor to them. Others
call tbem Wow-Wow Hoys, too. hut tbey
chuckle not. and oter their soft chocks which
the sciai of rnor hns net er harassed there
fulls the shadow of grief
Houpla! Comes tbo lending mnn released
from the perambulating glateof the llme-licht
nnd 1 asking now only In tbo overpowering
effulgence, of his own spectacular beauty.
Comes tho low comedian, dl-corelne cues and
fun. Comes the knock-about comedinn. Comes
the old-tlino variety performer Comes the
sketch artist. Comes one, come nil.
Houpla! Comes that straneo hvbrld, tho
Humidor, who is neither loafer nor gentleman,
yet whose moral composition partakes of the
elements of both. He dresses like the cent Io
nian be Is not and loiters Ilk" the shiftless
loafer It would be unjust to call him He Is
without social sort or condition He Isn crea
ture of no distinguishing- antecedents or po
tenlialitcs, but he seems to know ever) body
present, nnd ever) body piesent seems to know
nin I accept him as a jollv good fellow
Houpla! The restaurant is tilled to over
flowing. There Is a prodigious i-lattcr of plates,
clink of glasses and babble of voices, and an
up-sending of tobacco smoke equal I" a score
ot volcanoes in active eruption Kverybody
talks or moves Action, ebullition, efferves
cence etervwhere Steaks, chops, oysteis
how thev disappear' nd the glasses brim
ming with red, )ollovv. hi .vvn or amber fluids
how swift their flights from tables to lips!
liattletv-rattle. rattletj -initio The volume
of sound is Ini n asltig; and vet the moving,
tnlkme. laughing, cluttering Hirong deports
itself decoi.nis'.y Th" scene is tar froru din
p'cising Animnteil loveliness here Hash
ing, contrasting colors there rxuherance
i v it-where Tin- music ..! feminine laughter
trills and vibrates upon tho hnt atmosphere,
s .Honing tho rudei guffaws of masculine
voices U is cay. tv. lib. nnd light
ou tune your note to this melody of mirth
and p.) of heme mid entreat vour neighbor, a
ple.isint-lookltic man. whose jaws and chin
are blue from over-much bhntiiie, t-i shirou
social class He complies rcadllv wirhtheie
oiiest nnd soon vou tvvnln an-einbarl.o.1 for a
comfortable cruise on that rarest of smooth
More social cli-ses, and ton find vou nro
Ci'ttlng on f.itnnuslv What Is tbo nicanlnc of
this Catherine? Is It antthlnc out of the com
mon ) Has it speclnl sicniflennce ' Ho un
sworn jour iiuestlons promptly This Is tho
regular Saturday nlcht Houpla of the lesser
Thespians, the regular reunion for a bout with
the bottle, fni an exchange of eo-slp and
opinion, for mothlne and evervthine capable
of drlviiic dull care Into tompoiury exile.
That Is thol only significance of the Houpla.
Houpla' Yes Theiaiigeof Kncllsh nomen
clature alTonls no better definition It Is com
prehensile, determinate, and expnsses pre
clselv that feveilsh hllailly. that fierce and
f....li, fni .l.iiijiuiua tf ti... ri.nnti.i.i in Int..
Ir.intie irivoiotisness, oi tne reaction in ireo
hours of souls consumed six da) s a week by
nervous foiees It is the emotional relaxation
of those whose stock In trade Is emotions ami,
therefore, tho predominating characteristic of
boisterousiiess Is not to bo wondered at Hut
the auxiliary forces, the Wow-Wow Hovs, the
lloiitnleis. whv are they present'' Ah, they
are mere Incidental elements, not essentials to
the processes of the Saturday night Houpla.
They nn- supernumeraries, In fact
One o'clock. The u ses -oiten nnd blend In
a mllil. continuous roar Olshos. disappear, hut
glasses lemaiii and are piled with 7cil and In
dustiy Tho throne divides Into man) minor
gioilps The Wow Wow Hoys cutlior closer
a mil ml their divinities, with enrs Mm Milne and
glances l.uigiilshinc. 'I lie vaiidevillosoiibreltes
nlso hold their separate courts, each at the head
of a table, exerting a regal, de-iotic svvnv over
boradorers. The lessor masculine Tln-splans
form close social coiporatlons vvitli those
Houuders who have not nttnehed themselves
to the courtsof tliesoubrettesorchorus ilivlnl-t!e-.
nud the good suiiy circulates in unison
with tlie bottle. All odors now give pi ice to
to tin- smell of tobacco smoke, which envelops
the scene In n gau.y, penetrable huo nud adds
n touch of weirdlicss to tho human kaleido
scope rnattnche.l individuals wander from
gioup to group, saluting this one with u merry
silly, complimenting the iiioeii of that one,
bantering tlie ruling spirits of the others Tlie
demonstrations of the Houpla eeao to bodls
jointed, "rude and exaggerated. The) cristal
ll7o in inoin subtle exuberance although they
lose nothing of their vitality
You wonder whv the Wnw-Wnvv Hoys are
tolerated by those subscribers to the Houpla
to whom thev vield no ndorntion Tlievi-iui-tributo
little or nothing to the jesting and ban
tering which make joy for the gioiips. although
thev I nigh a gloat deal, smite th lr knees and
die the libs of their fellow Wow-Wovvs In the
geuerul conveis.iiion they tako no part, and
seldom nddress tie msehes even to tlidr fair
rulers One, however, vou notice does make a
colliMiuinl olTort lie Is a Muslim! wmng fellow
Willi rumpled hill ami necktie sttaymg fioin
its prop, r foi m He strives to nddress a small
emu any In a high treble, tho effect of which
the ul I iv Our. I or the treble -is eiecl rlcal Mis
chorus uncoil clarcs in haughty surprise.
His fellows stare In evident nppn hension
"Nobodvnskod )ou to talk.'1 she snaps pet
ulintly " Whnt do) oil think )Oit are here lor V
Thus iebuked. the crushed Wow-Wow Hoy
subsides lu embaii.is.cd confusion. His fel
lows leceive their iiieen's outburst -if wit and
reproach with a great demonstration of glee,
In which the unfortunate endeavors to join
them, I ut with little success
Hut the real utility of the Wow-Wow Hoys Is
soon discovered to you 1'op' comes fiom a
table nt which arc grouped a number of them
nnd their capricious sovereign, and, lo' glasses
are sparkling with chainpncne. A fusillade ..f
pops pours upon vour ears from nil sides vvli. mo
the Wow-Wnw Hovs range Who'e trn) fills
ot gllt-lu-adcl bottles are borne b thownlteis
to them, and the gurgle songs of innumerable
claiii'lnj little I utile imps sueeee 1 the merry
popplne After nil, their pait in the Houpla is
definite and well sustained. ....
Two o'clock Api'irently everybody Is happy
l.ver) body desires to entertain aftei n fashion
suggested by Individual taste Some of tie;
soubrettcs rise, strike theatrical nfiltudes, and
bum snatches of n.ngsfor the amusement or
IliMrucii ai of others Some. if the low coin.. -li-iius
arid var.ety icon rehearse thh uin".-,t
gags Some i.peat their funny monologues.
One minutely describes his new funny bu-l-ness
Another tolls of his new political sket. h.
In which he speaks ot a I ill he s going to in
troduce In the legislature to compel Haines
jaw hotels to close inii time before dawn, so
ns toeivo the lollcomen of Now lork a chance
to en out and get fresh air ,
A few of tlm comedians, lending men, vari
ety performers, eoutrcttes and chorus elrls
depart. You remark that the soubrottos and
chorus elrls nro attended by tho fill) swarm ot
their faithful Wow-Wow Hovs. Not one of
them departs accompanied by n slnelo at
tendant Your tiottlemnte explains, lleptila
tlotis ate as jealously guarded even in theatri
cal llohemla ns In those divisions of society
which hold aloof and ndhero rigidly to exact
Ine conventions, surietnlcr to tin; Houpla s
charms s not moral relaxation Wow-Wow
Hos ate only permitted to adore lu num
bers nud lu public. None Is distinguished
al ove his fellows bv the nueou's favor
'I lnee o'clock The hit cashlor again nods
drowsily behind Ills desk near the windows
The throng thins ( banili.igne corks still Pop
steadily, but the Houi.lu Is bogltilline to lag
Kxuboruneo wanes '1 ho aspect changes gradu
ally but surely. Hw's nro not so bright and
laughter Is fur less spontaneous nud gloetul.
The stories lose much of their linioc.ince I ho
bantering cesses to he generally and unnnl
mousl) pleasant It grows personal and Is not
ahvnvs well received. Indeed, tbo Houpla Is
becoming a festlvnl of saturnallan aspect.
The mild roar of tho blended noises descends
a note It becomes a mumbling crumble, at
times raucous and illsplenMng Suddenly you
aro aware that each of the company Is talking
of himself in herself I'.ach Is detailing his or
her particular merits or relating Incidents and
ncbletenieiits it huh ledound to his or her
credit. All are clorlfylne themselves. A wave
of Holf-nilulatloii seems to have swept over
them. Hcotlsiu runs wild. The very air Is
vitiated with Its caseous burden of 'Is."
Never wns the llrst petsou slugulnr so over
worked Hut still th- Houpla progresses. Your
Interest, however, palls
'our o'clock. The Ibuiplnlsn little short of a
bnechnnnliau e-tunll The good humor ot eou
tlvialltv for the piomotlon of sociability solely
is fast disappearing So Is tho thtong row of
tbo women remain H-ro nnd there Is a be
lated soubrette or chorus girl still faithfully
attended by her Wow-Wow Ho) s. livortboily
has Clown self-asertivo to a dcgioo, It seems.
IVrsoiial differences have led to smothered
nunrrels The waiters hate been contorted
Into a sort ot police, and move about admon
ishing too aggressive and nuorulous sub
scribers to th" diliiK Iloiipln to mako less
noise or lofraln from belligerency Kven n
few of thoWow-W'ow Hot s, smarting under tho
olt-rcpeated rebukes of their sovereigns or tho
gibes of their fellows, nro prone to surliness
1 liiul Insurrection A laugh or a sweet sound of
undellled mirth Is no longer lieard. Only the
rounders, who remnln In force, seem to avoid
dissensions and disquieting personul entan
glements. They aro trnuuull, and occasionally
Crubh-h-h! A tinkle nnd clink of falling
ehiss. Feminine screnms, masculine gasps.
All Is confusion A W'ow-W'ow Hoy Is ut tho
bottom of It. All night, or mornlne. as you
please, ho has sat leanliie aenlnst the wull,
silently Hiirvsylng the HoUPIu'm pageantry.
He has said nothing, done nothing, to ucceler
uto the revolt y, but the forces of mental hys
teria were glowing within him. Tho climax
comes. Selzine a gllt-liendod bottle, wlthoilt
word or warnlnc ho sends It hurtling through
tho air It fetches up against the opposite
wall and brenks Into it thousund Pieces. The
Wow-Wow Hoy doubles up In a strnneo aria
tomlcal knot and howls In mad delight.
"I've been vvuutlne to do that for hours' he
screams. "Oho! halba' How you all jumpodl
Denrmo! Helhelhe! I wouldn't have missed
It for half a thousand I"
Kudo hnnds are laid upon him. r.ieetlon
summary ami distressing Is threatened, Hut
ns he nuts the damage without blinking at tho
proprietor's extortionate ostlinato and orders
gilt-headed bottles ull around, bo Is permitted
More disturbance. Everybody eneneed this
time That tull. willowy creature who entered
Into with ii troop of Wow-Wow Uoya at ber
cllcklne French heels, and who. tour bottle
innto told you, In n dancer that gained notoriety
some years ago. Is In teuis She rises nastily,
weeping convulsively and copiously into a few
HhredB of lace termed a handkerchief, and
leaves her adorers to gnire glazlly after her
with blanched faces 'J hero Is cuuso for her
grief One of tho Wow-Wows has licensed her
of tnklug fSO of his money, she conlldes, with
in. inv hlccoughy little sobs, to u tall, athletic,
"Tho scoundrel'" he growls passionately
nnd glaring sutueely at tne smooth-faced of
fender "Divide with me, my deur, and I'll
knock his head off! Ha' ha! hal"
Jeers and Imprecations are burled at tho
Wow-Wows. AllHtlcclnsh is Imminent. Hut
the waiters gather nnd escort tho menaced to
the door The accused dancer surrenders her
self to the protection of the jocose rounder.
Presently her accuser returns, contrite, dis
hevelled and mad for forgiveness. He has
found bis money She will not pardon, but
scorns and scores him, nud again he Is dis
missed from the .luce
Five o'clock. The Houpla Is dead and riot Is
Its successor Tongues are thick. Speech Is
syncopated ll Is vituperation, h)Sterla, loud
assiduities The respectable bohcmiaiis are
C .lie The scene Is coarse. Further dalliance
amid such surroundings Is Impossible; so you
hM far-well to your merry bottle mate, whose
disgust is eiiual to your own, and wander out
luto the chilly street.
CAS A It A.
Bcv Iv nt or Horn AnlinoRltj III reeling nt the
('niiiiiinndrr-lti-Clilrf'N I till In Ki-furiiis.
MoNriiKM. March 14 One of the most nota
ble things In ( iinada just now Is the renewal of
tho racial discords that appeared to have died
away, and them Is reason to bolloto that the
reappeuiuiieo of Sir I harlos Tupper on the
stump has had something to do with It It
may of course bo nothing more than n coinci
dence, but at nnv rate It is remarked. Various
circumstances hate given rl-e to this very un
desirable statu of thlncs; nmong them Is Sir
Wilfrid Lauriers refusal to introduce a prohi
bition hill during the coming seon of l'nrll.i
liient. because the toto for pioblbitloii on tbo
occasion of tho recent plebiscite represented
cmlv "JH percent f the registered electorate.
There vv a-a majority of J 1,000 In favor In tho
general vote, but Sir Wilfrid's own province,
yuebec, went solidly ngalnst It. This leads
the .'ii-nihi; AVirn of Toronto, one of tbo Tup
per organs, to say:
Sir tv ilfrl 1 I anner, In refnslrg the re.ptest of thn
Priililbtti nlMi is it..r ..niv .iiroliirf lilms. If on the
Mil. nf tret nun. nt) Inn Is n-siiinliig th.it it is .til
ru-lit f t tlie i nrir. Iieminicti P be s-overncd by tlei
iimM ha.kwar.1 province In th. li.inilliliiu. It Is
i nlj eiie mnr. Insnoici previiictlmt tin li..ii)lnl.ii.f
CittimU Is rub 1 bv tin il.'sci n bints .if the en
.pi. r-.1 l'rem linn a, w lie vt.re unwisely ccnt'olcl
hnu'iml slid rcligi .us pnvll.c. i ul lln lime nf tbo
cuniiitt th it nil. mill nt vi r liuve bttn grunted.
Acnlnst this provoentlnn the ltlrn the
chief Liberal organ hero, rides full tilt m the
Always the nunc tactlm The Tories of Ontario
f.pi iit.it,. on pr. Ju.lii. innl hatie I i.i re. over Rieiiud
at t'o filming . 1. 1 In us. nml th It n.h a. y or their
,1 til ..flelts Is pi ra e I'llull-ill epilllell agnlimt lllll
1 r in htii.iu l.niirl. r. Nevir mil., ls'.n have wo
Men utn It - .i. .ml and si mi utlij between th. differ
i a' - lem. nt- li. nn n the .lltti r. nt proiiiris Tho
miner" e six -..ar- nf burning itgiuti a over llio
MHiiiiebii si 1. .Is ih" anlni.'-liii's f llewimr it
tieri e slrilia:!. -. h tve 1 etn .in' nmvsny . t!n... ilsnil,
iui.br tin ilintti n "t n inltustty nf pr. grin- utni
tiil-iuil'Hi. tin loiiniri Irows slid ilcvilnps In an
liht.ililb.llg f.ohinn I httt lie. s nut suit tin. gallic "f
tin fanitl..- who b.ive iiriii..l tli.tn-t tv a with nfl
the.r Venn!!! and at ma to uotuinpll-U their tit testa
Then Major-Oen Hiitton. whoso decision to
deniniid a knowledge ot French from the 1 ng
llsh spenklpc ( anndiiin ofllcers of the staff Is
meeting with considerable opposition, lias been
letting himself out in a way that has civeu
offence In several iiuarlers. In the course of a
spei eh nt Toionto ho said, with reference to
the national army ho proposes to create:
"First, iiatlonnl means Canada ns n nation, tho
whole of Canada. F.nglis!.spnklng Canada,
northwestern Cinada. the whole of Canada.
It mi ans Catindliii above party politics nud
at'ovo religion- denominations "
I ndor (irdlnnrv circumstances this would
have been passed over without criticism, but
in the sensitive state of public feeling nilsine
out of tlie Inilure of the HIeIi Cominisslon.
the rnco iuest.iii in regard to prohibition, and
the Manitoba school -iip-stlou that Is threaten
ing to break out iicain. It was Impolitic V
good deal of unfavorablo comment Is being
passed on this nnd other utterance of the
General concerning tin- uniirepnredliossof the
l anadiau militia for serious service, mid offi
cial notice nin v be taken of them The Toronto
W'tekUi sum holds no uncertain Inneuac' on
the Impolicy of Hen Hutt m's methods nnd
speeches, and sees no rollleilv for the diasitis
f i.-tioti riiiiiilnc through the whole Canadian
niihlin force Inn the putting at Its head of a
native ( an idinu "flic, i W hat It sa)s Is woith
iiuotliiK as showing the ptcvaihuc feeling op
lion II ii in Hi, like all hupiiileteasors.haa received
his ininitn: In Hie llnt'sh trim. I.'ke tin in lie
comes in I anaila P put Into eflei t the x-in.e uiethmts
tint he h is cinpl eeil lliele ami llkt) his nn li.ns
aars lit' will I "I -llcr-- .1 Then is ft vast tint. r. 11. '
beitvi en tlie llriti-h r. gut ir and the Cauu.l'au mill
tlinun Tie riigli.li Mlr i genirallv of p.n so
o .it statu.. t cnliiig t-. a re. . lit .itlh lal return,
! n"Hl) Jo pir nin. 'U thn snltliera in lie llntlsh
Arinv ' an neith. i n ad nor writi Hi. y have bet n
1 brniuht up tn rictuiitrn rhtlr lat mfi rlnrity
an I t pav itefeo n, t to the " superior onter- '
1 11 re the case is illITellllt tt'c ilellltt If thero
is la the inula nf lln. militia "f Ontario .i mn
1 gle man wlm taunt t b ah real an 1 write. Tlio
ilil Mainline tu man nun In tho ranks i ijaito
ii iml In that -.f the r .iiiinati.llmf ntll. er If the i a
net m ottir, r w.iro to eiiiplev toward his eiili inti
leil a the tone, manner and unguai.-o nf tin lint ah
otll i r thf re wniil.l b. sit.-, tit rr "il'lt-aa-1 pil kills
! liHiuliii.nl The tr miiiIc with VH). iri.cn Hntt.'ii
' an I I'U pretlet Fs-nrs lat been that, altli inch tiiei
have bei n, in u -t insiancis cvt Hint lie , with
the li. t nf Intent ons rht v have n..t nn 'or't"d t
lie liana Tin ) I ati all. nipt. .1 In mlr lie into Ills
mhur a. rv. e here a st. m..f d eiidine t mt is
eiitnol f-.ri lira to .ur h ol and win. ti nlveausts
trail, o ail 1 aril-a r a. Iltlni Ul A I alia I an I Ml.
wander in I hi. f w. id 1 not be bk. ly tn male tlneo
The (tub. s7ni-of this city s good enough to
concedn that the airt ot W i-nngol, on th coast
r.f Alaska, really is m nn rlcan territory, but,
hut Ine concod. d that much, pr iceods to claim
that Iiyea nml Skngwity be' .ng toCunnia.no.
eoftllne to the Canadian contention regarding
the boundnry That Is as it ma) be, but for thn
present It may li" nssumed that ihe two last
named places will remnln under the tniorlcau
flag, the territory covered by w tiled may bo in
creased, but not diminished.
YOUNG TIM'S SNAKE STORY.-
IT'S A ROU11V ST. I'.l CHICK'S VAT H
cov isn rott ins FATiir.i:.
the Higher Criticism llns Invaded the Mr- jH
Orimrty Household mid mi Old Irliti jH
Tradition Has Hern Attached Kfteets iH
of the New l.rnrnlnc on thn l'llmlly. isaai
The homo ot tbo Mcdroartles Is abusr lH
place '.hose days with nil the biistlo of props Ijl
ration colnc forward for tho nroner celebra tH
lion of Kt. I'attlck's Dav. For to tho Mo-' fjH
(Iroar'les St. I 'at rick's Davis llko Faster to flH
the rest of the world, ndav when thev put their". tLH
best foot forward and nppoar arrated In eroatl Ifl
display of flnery. And all this ) on must knovr "el
I rs'iulres nlehts of toll on the part of Mrs. Me- UJ
(Ironrty and the elrls, sowing nnd hasting and llil
fitting, so Hint It Is lone nfter nihlnlelit when jOH
tl.c livings nro put aside. And the elder Mo-
Oroirtv cotucH home fagged out with his pmo- M
tlce drill of his division of tho Ancient Order H
of Hibernians. H
Mcdronrty Is a emit stickler for having bis lH
orgnulrxtlon make a lino show In tho parade 9H
on fit. Patrick's Dav When the vounir fellow HH
mado a fight on the riuestloii ns to whether jH
the order here should ride or wnlk. nnd th jH
young fellows won, McOroattr said: jH
"Ve Bpalpccns may ride In coaches, and dlvIT JH
n wan o' thlm will 1 go tn. I'll walk." f
And when it was decided ti Impose a fins jl
upon obstreperous Individuals llko McOroartr' M
he up and handed In his resignation nnd went jH
over to Hmoklvn to live so that be might taks jH
part In the parade over there, for tho lllbernl1 jH
ans tn Urooklyn continue to walk as of yoro. IH
Tnero was no sign of any ono coins to bod H
thev were all so busy, nnd so young Tlm Moi jH
Oroarty, who wns bust- with his books, re-j jH
marked, proudly and with a great display oC H
"There never wero nny snakes In Ireland." JH
Mefironrty looked at the youth with a pltyw H
Ing ulanec. and then nt Mrs. Mcdronrty. a1 jflO
much nn to nay "Flint comes of glvlnc thH H
young u little lenrnlnc." Then turnluc to-- iH
ward tho touth he exclaimed: 91
"Next thing you'll bo tollln' us the blesiodj flfl
Ht. I 'at rick nlvlr banished tho enakos out of IVJ
Ireland." ' BJ
"You took tho words out of my mouthj jHJ
father," young Tim replied. "St. Fntrlalcl 9J
never drove the snakes out ot Ireland, to HJ
thore never was nny sinkes todrlvooutof Ire-' SJ
Thotaldor Mcdronrty had crabbed tho arms JHJ
of the chair In which ho sat, a habit ho had o I HJ
Into of Into when nnythlng unpleasant and HI
distasteful was bolng'sald In his hearing. Mrs. j BJ
McOrourty eyed him wondorlncly and tumlaa" HI
toward her son quietly remarked: HI
"You had better put away your books and cos iaH
to bed. Tinimv." I HI
Hut the youngster was not lobe balked. n.
wns well supplied with wisdom, und was for SI
spreading It broadcast, no matter who liked 161 IH
or did not like It Turning toward his mother !
tho boy said boldly
"Thero never wero snakes In Irolnnd. bes.1 WM
cause the geological formation of the country") HI
won't allow of It. Geologists have boon polnt-l Kgl
ing that out this many a day And no ono nt jjjJS
this day. except perhaps somo people who! BSM
never lookod thosubjret up. maintains that St,' vWM
l'ntrlck banished snakes out of Ireland. I 11
have looked thn whole business up, and moth- V
or, the whole story of St. Patrick's baulslilnn ySn
snakes out ot Ireland Is n sort ot guy on thad mO
Irish people, who nro too ready to listen to anr, UJffl
yarn that Is lu print, no mutter who la tho auvi .nil
thor." , HI!
xll the tlmo that It took young Tim to makal WW
this statement. Mrs. MeOronrty was looklncl tjLm
nt her husband, whoso countenance grew' iil'ij
larker nnu darker. Now Bho pleaded with her fif
"Why won't you listen to tho boy, ncunhlaf ijj
Ruro It may bo truth ho Is saving. Yo know) gjjHJ
that the youngsters nowaduts uro learnln MM
knowleden that their fathers nlvlr thought ott litm
5Iny be this is somethlne Tlm has found our. f fell
iou know there wero nmnv things wa wero FJ
tnught whin no wero chtlder. Hint nre not so.. H
Look ut the fairies, tho pookas, and tho lep- f
nichnuns nnd the like And who believes In Hi
fnlries now? Something told to frighten th
chlldor only!" Hi1
That a It. mother." younc Tlm cried out H
with enthusiasm. "Those stories wero told to mt
folks when they wero chtldren. and thev neve"? H
found time or bad the Inclination to question, H
the truth of them. Now It's different. Th' W
lrfiys nowadays nre not satisfied to swallow all W
these yarns. Thoy look Into them, see? I m
1. Hiked up this story of th" smiles und found
out that the historian. .loeolyn. the Cistercian W
monk of Furnesswho coinpllod the life of Ht. H
Fn'rlck. did not mean tho snakes wo aro so- "
fumillar with, seeing tbem lu monngeries and K
In the I'ark Ho said the demons who besot B
St l'otrlek nnd tried to draw him away front H
his religious duties. Here Is the whole story." H
Young Tim fumbled lu his books, nml ns hn I
did so IiIb father became more ami more e.x-1 H
cited. Tighter grow his grasp on his chnlr' H
nud nn iriillgnant scowl over-pread his coun-i
tennnce. Mrs. MeUroarty looked at him witb V
pain and snld:
"Why don't you havo pntlence. ncusbla? S
And nil the elrls, who hnd hitherto been,
mute spectators of the attempt of their
brother nt baiting their father, looked.nroudlyi JBj
on younc Tlm. who now drew forth novorall W
bhoets of paper. H
"This Is tho 17'Jd niiraelo narrated by .Tocej
lvn," snld vounc Tlm. "I mado a conv of It, V
for it wns not lajsslhle to letch thn book home. W
Hut I patiently comtinred mv cony with tlis; Mi
b'sik, and here It la, word for word, without' 9b
change of a letter" Then he read: m!
'"The demons grieved for their lost domln- Bw
Ion. and assailing the saint, they tormented j
him In his praters mid his (nstines. nnd they !
fluttered nround him llko birds of the blankest el
hue, fearful In their form and their huecnesa i
and their multitude, rind striving with hor
rible chatterlngs to prevent his prater.
A long time thev dlaturbod the man ot
Cod l'ntrlck, beiae arineil with His eraco
and aided be Ills protection, made tho sign oti
the cross and diove far from him those deadly;
birds ami by the continual sounding of hls
cymbal utterly banished them forth of thn
island. And being so driven away, they flew
beyond thn sen, nud being illvlded into troops
among tho Islands, which nre alien unto tna
faith and love of tiod. tbey do there abide und
practice their delusions. Hut from that tlmu
forward, tit on unto this time, nil venomous
creatures, all families of demons havo through,
the merits of the prayers of tho most holy
I'atrlck entirely eeii-ed to live in Ilvbcriila.,
Andltho oitibnl ot the saint, which from his
freiiuent percussions thereof anpeare I In on Q
part broken, was afterward repaired bv an
angel's baud, and the murk Is beheld on It at m
tins day Likewise on the summit of this M
mountain main aie wont to watch and to fast. k
eonceltliigth.it they will i.oierattorentor the . 9
gates or hell, the which benefit they account1 Ik
to bo obtained bv them of (lod through ths. jT
merits nml the nravers ol I'atrlck And soma E
who have then-on pissed the night relate that. ff;
they have suffered grievous torments whereby til
they think tbeinselies purllled of all tbolrslna. 8'
For sii"b a cause many call the placo tbo l'ur- ijjij
giltoiy nf SI I'atrlck ' rtf!
"Nothing in tint," said younc Tim. "nbout M
snakes, Ami no'ody would think of Inline at Si
tba'door of St I'ntrick the fact that there worn f
not nny ninkes in Ireland, wouhl they, wurn ii
it not u scientific fact that geology shows that I
Hii.ikes cannot griw In Ireland Hut tho ore- bj),
deuce to be given to .looolvn and his life of Ht. f'8'
I'ttrick Is another Utile iiiuttor that requires Ii
consl lerntlon right here, ' oorilliiuod Tlm. is
xvruppcil up In his snbject "Tlu-y nro not so si
important, however, as this storv of St l'at ff,
rick nnd tho snakes Ho savs Sr 1'utrlek was (.U
limn March I" and lived l'.'l vears Wo celo- -H
brato hi- birthday on March 17 .loeolyn Is ,8
olT his centre when he sivs that, or tvo nrs jM
Hstray. for ton know the counting of time has M
been changed several times sine St I'atrlck 1
lived .Incelvn cays that M I'atrlck was .i man W
of small starure, ami that ho wore a white eovvl ,n
nnd.likost I'nul.toileduiiceaslngl) He .milt ((H) .U
chinches and m.iile .'l.'.o IINhops ami ordained S
r,iKsi priests, nnd ns for the number of persons Jj
ho converted. Joeel) n Anally had to sav, '(iod !1
iilnne knows that ' lie does say that he rnlsod ,2
lllll dead men to life, some hav'nc been dead lp
and biirletl iiiiinv vears. W h it s the use of co "u
leg for tliW good man lii linrslilv- .lust listen rB
to what he mivs of his own writings," and ffl
young Tim read thir it
'"'We will i-ndi avor by icdin-lne tbem to or- 1
der lo collect what nre eoufuscil: when col- if
leetcd tocompose tbem Into a volume. And I
when composed to season them. II not with all It
the excellence of our liuciiace. at least with M
.oino of its elegance WVshoiild lent n to clear if
nvvnv tho suinilluous, cMingiilsh tho false I
nml lllamliio trie obscure. II it if anv snnko In if
the wav. or serpent in the path, shall really rt
n-ciisn us herein of presumption nnd hull at- ih
tack our hand wltbtlper tooth, t et do wo col- it
leet tho olive twigs for the tlie rind cast tli i
viis-r into the flames. We little regard ths. I
I tongue of the scorner ami the slanderer, for it J,
wo am to bo judged of such we with the Apo- )
tie I'.iut set the in at small a-- mni and teat r
, them to tho Divine nulemint. (
"And so jnu cm see upon what a foundation "
I rests tho dory of si l'atii"k banishing ths
, snakes.' coii-liuled tonne Tun. stowing nwav
his papers, mule maiitliuc Ids brow mid his
mother looking at him with a dubious glance. '
McOroirry ralaxed his hold upon the urmsj r
of his chnlr. Ills girls gathered about toune a
I'lm, as If to protect bun from the rl-ine 'vrntli Hi
of his l.llher. ple.idinglt lookiue nt tlie latter. I,
i Tim. conscious Hint lie w issprenillne tho
llcht. was. like all such folks, n-ady for any- ')
' thine that eaiue nloiig
old M -in. taut I ml o Into tears, nnd falllne f
I baekwnr.1 Intothe afiiichalr.ene I out. more In A
I sorrow than In an.-ei ii)
".lust to huik tnat I hhouuld live nil thess l;
data, and then lobe baited bv my own son. 3
(hkI have mercy on me I
I And they left liiui theie, wecplue, and i ought P
I their beds, (,
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