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*e hui i led. and I found some good hunt ing at that. Good Ship Under Them. We made "iii way into Melville hay. pot into ili>- icp tliree times nearly lost t ?? y 1:iand final'* go! < tit s iff ly. It ton's us :e\cn iia\s t?? < ross Melvil'e bay. which is 17o miles hro.id. Now. tiiat cer ta:nl> shows that w< must have had1 s >:ne ship. | "However stanch a vessel the arctic i explort 1 may have it must he always ? kept :;i mind that once he is in the ice ' l.e must do his work outside. What is j a vessel frozen in but a house, as tar as its use to the explorer is concerned. He does not have to take a department store into the arctic circle, because when the final trial comes lie cannot use any more material than can he made available with dogs and sleds, with which may he carried provisions and the feu instru ments necessary to take the observa tions. "The important thing is fond. The i more food that can be-carried within the I smallest space the greater the chances of j success. Minimized the Weight. Our expedition had the latest devices for minimizing weight and at the same time increasing efficiency. For instance, 1 knew of an expedition several years ago which carried five or six brass stoves weighing from sixteen to eighteen pounds each, to be used with kerosene or oil for making tea. "Our stoves were made of aluminum, their weight was three pounds each and they did precisely the same work. We got rid of twelve or fifteen pounds on each stove, and without impairing our efficiency got rid of as mach unnecessary weight as. a dog can pull and had so much more for food. "1 merely give this as an example o;' how the whole expedition was planned. Not an ounce of weight was wasted. An enterprise like this has to go on its stom ach, and we had plenty of food packed in tin cases for transportation. "We did not take Capt. Bart let t into our confidence in tne matter of our desti nation. He was curious and interested lit times. ? "Got enough pemmican here to feed a tribe of Eskimos," remarked he one day. " 'Oh, yes," I answered. 'Might need it in case we are shipwrecked.' Plenty of Hickory. Too. " 'Quite some hickory wood aboard,' he remarked later. " CJuite so,* I answered. 'We may need it to build houses with when we get crushed in the ice." " Well,' he answered, after a mo ment's thought, 'If I didn't know you were going on a fishing trip I would say you were going to find the pole.' "Well, we arrived and everything seemed to be adapted for the attempt which Dr. Cook had in mind. We went thirty-five miles above Etah at first and l>r. Cook was sent ashore. He returned t i the vessel and reported that he con sidered the conditions ideal for his pur pose. ' Now let me show you how he reason ed and let us see whether or not this was the harum-scarum dash of a man for the poie in a straw hat? "First, he made a census of the natives at the point where he landed and found that there were 240 of them, as com pared with 250, according to the last rec ord. which made a decrease of only ten in twenty years. The little colony was In the pink of condition; the young men were strong and healthy. "The Eskimas had had a good winter, for it was August 2S. 1!#>7, that we landed. "They had plenty to eat. Game was abundant and muskoxen, walrus and other animals were abundant, and there were large numbers of fish. "We found that there was little ice in Kennedy channel, that the traveling over the land was good and that weather con ditions were perfect. Saw Chance and Took It. "There could not havw been a combina tion of circumstances better adapted to the purpose of Dr. Cook. He saw the chance and he took it and he had the nerve and the will to avail himself of his apportunities. "On our way up we had encroached a good deal on the stock of .1,000 gallons ot gasoline with which we had started, and we were taking on ballast. As we were running a little light, I came on deck and j paid to Bartlett: 'Captain, get all the men ready and: send all the natives aboard ashore. Pre fare to unload as soon as possible, for we are to put Dr. Cook and his supplies ashore for the winter.' " Is this a polar expedition?" he asked. " It is.' I answered. I knew it! I knew it!' he exclaimed Never was there a ship fitted out as this >ne is which was not intended for the po!e. Expect me to stay ail winter?" " 'Not if we < an help it,' said I. I wouldn't stay here myself. It is not nec -s.-arv to stay here on account of Dr. L'ook We have a house on board for im." Glad to hear you say that.' was the aftam'.- answer. 'I wouldn't stay here! for anybody on earth." Spread Along- Five Miles of Shore. "We lost no time. The supplies were ! oaded into dories. whi? h were towed ? shore by thy motor boat, which was in ?ealitv a strong whaleboat twenty-seven 'eet long, with powerful engines. Dr. .'ock managed the motor beat. for he is ond of running engines. "We landed supplies at h .apid rate for i while, and then the ice began to drift n. and the captain said that he did not are much about staying about that ! leighborhood, as we stood a chance of I osing the vessel or staying that way all I vinter. He asked if it made anv differ- j mce if he landed tne supplies in "not pre- : ?isely that place. "I told him to do as he liked ahout that md he strung the stuff up and down the :oast for about five miles, and we had a ively time doing It. ""That will be all light?' said the caj - ain 'We are putting it on land ice and 3r. Cook can have the Eskimos gather t together " "Meanwhile he had ?er.t a lookout alo.'t o keep an eye on the ice, which was be ginning to drift in from both directions. It took thirteen houis to land the sup dies. including forty tons of coal, which hows that we had something of a polar xpedition to look after The coal alone vould have lasted him for ten years, for ioth he and his assistants could hardly iave used three tons of it a year. Three Years' Supplies. "Three years' supplies were left with )r. Cook. 1 nut does not convey much of in idea perhaps, hut if 1 had the inven ory ot it at hand it would astonish these ?ersons who speak of this expedition as a laphazard affair with nothing but the! lerve of I>r. Cook ;?? back it ' There were tons of pemmi. an and that j ;ipd o: materia!, sugar, tea. coffee, can-j ed good?, dried meats. ciuantit\ of hit k- j ry for .ded bu'ldln*-,. har.vare. iron, steel, oppei. cooking utensils of all kinds. l.V) o stove pipe. 10.0-? boxes ?>f nat"hfs, I ales of biscuits. Il5?.?r#u cans ot ? i. :? gal>Oi.s or alcohoi. a barrel ot utndrcp-. for the sweet tooth tit Mr Es-j . mo barrels of rice and Hour, guns tor! r iding, knives heads and tri .kets of all j . . cs and i "xes of instrum nts !oi o:> f rvation I do not caie to teli the cost of the xped (ion, foi that :s a private matter, ?ut .-:nc< is i|"es-tioii o: supplies .;as een raise I am tellin? something about to show that Dr Cook had all the La. k ? lS that he lift dr-d "How was Dr. Cook equipped wvth in struments for making obs rv.n o s; Mr *r*dley was asked. ' ? s*en l',e bills ;or all those t' Ings.'' j .W* Bradl*y. impel turbablv. "for >oxe? ancTl Jilty wo,<" pacKe 1 away in | ?? Able With Appliances. ?DJ, ^ook Is one Of the Hhle?t men with dl kinds Of appliances. I ever met las wonderful mechanical skill, and for wenty years he has been taking obaerva tions of the kind necessary to find out if a man wore really at the north pole. "He is a trained scientist, and an ex- ] plorer of experience. I am no scientist? | but a hunter of big game. "With his experience in the arctic and the antarctic, I think that Dr. Cook knew very well what he was doing. I have seen him taking the observation for the day on board the yacht both alone and w.th either the commander or the mate, j He had a sextant of aluminum, which I was an especially tine instrument, and ? was so much admired by Capt. Bartlett | tiiat he said that if he were not a strictly j moral man he would have stolen it long j '??The sextant was used in taking the | observations of the Bradley all the : and much of the time it was hand ed hy , Pr. ('onk himself. He also had eight or j ten of the best compasses that money 0 uld buy. an artificial horizon, as well j ;i- 'arious meteorological instruments. ; It seems to me that Dr. <'ook is em - j nently qualified by long experience tor the task of reaching the north pole, ana | 1 think that scientists will agree that he i is sufficiently versed in the knowledge j necessary for him to tell whether or not he had arrived. Broke All Polar Precedents. "Dr. Cook has been breaking prece dents in this trip to the pole. His meth ods violated all the old traditions. He went ct a different season: he did not leave a ship frozen in the ice in the old, regular way. Also he was taking a course which no explorer ever took be fore, in keeping away from the easter drift of the ice from the Bering s*a He profited hv other mens mistakes. He made his dash to the pole from the west, reiving on the drift of the 1-? carry him to the eastward. that seems to have worked all right. "In his outfit was a canvas boat, one which was easily collapsed, and it occu pied some of the space and weight which might have been given to less im portant things. Also, it took up some spare which might have been used for food, but it was worth it. "Now. according to the books, when your arctic explorer gets a great lane ot water in the ice. or a lead, he sits down bv the side of it for a while and keeps hoping until it closes up. sometimes two i or three days pass before his hope comes j out. Dr. ?'ook went across these places in his canvas boat. "The boat can be used for a tent at night and it is handy when not in com mission for use as a tarpaulin co\ei. Had 350 Miles to Cover. "It was the idea of Dr. Cook that the people he left behind him on the land should cover his retreat. That lett him about miles to cover from March 17 to ARril Jl. the date of his discovery, or thirty days, according to my calcula tion. This is an average of only ten miles a day. ? The sleds which he had were excep tionally good, for he made them himself, and the dogs he obtained from the Eski mos were in the finest condition.^ They were fat strong and full of life; in tact, according to all I can hear, better dogs were, never seen. At that, of course, there were some which would weaken and have to be killed, and the> were | fed to their mates. "With a little good luck here and there the dogs could easily beat ten miles a dav, and some days go way be vond it. Mr. Peary, in some of his books, speaks of going as high as thirty and fortv miles a day. One can go on dog sleds over reasonably good land ice at the rate of sixty miles a day. "Before Dr. Cook left me he said he would do another thing that no other ex plorer had done, and that was to come back from the farthest north on foot, whether he was successful or not, and to reach the Danish trading post of Uper navik. where he knew that in time a ves sel must arrive. All this had been cate fully mapped out two years ago. No Chance to Commmunicate. "It has been asked why he did not com municate his discovery to the world sooner. The answer is easy. Because this is his very first opportunity. "Slowly he made his way back. He lived In Kllsmereland. He used the meat which he had left in caches, the oxen and the hares, etc.. Which had been killed on his way up. He subsisted at times 011 what he could find. It was only this spring that he was able to get over into the neighborhood of Ktah, where there were caches. "Now he. comes at last to Cape i ork. He knows that the Danish government ?tends a ship there to look after its colony and to take calico and merchandise to trade for ivory of the narwhal, eiderdown and blubber. He knew that he could eventually meet that ship. "So I suggested to him that he keep stowed away about his clothing in seal skin bags ?100 in English gold with which to pay his passage to Copen hagen. and from there to the United States This he did as he said he would. "So when everything had been arranged and T felt that nothing could go wrong. X resented it a little when I was asked to contribute to a relief expedition which I felt surf that Dr. Cook did not want and felt sure that I did not. ?? 'But how is he going to get home? Mr. Bridghan had asked. ?' "Th5* natives,' I replied, 'have gone across that ice for thousands, perhaps millions, of years. I do not see why Dr. Cook cannot.' ? Well.' Mr. Bridgman said, he might. He certainly has the nerve." True Gifts for the Natives. "He did it. And now for the last : thought of Admiral Melville and others. How could he induce the natives to go with him to the north pol? and risk their lives? How does anybody induce the Eskimo to do anything? ?Here was as fully equipped an ex pedition as ever went to the frozen seas, excepting neither Peary, Dr. Nansen or ; the Puke of Abruzzi. It was quietly j prepared, that was the only difference. It was peculiarly fitted out with things , which were dear to the heart of* the Eskimo, and Dr. Cook had enough of them to he liberal. "So there is doubt, is there, in the good admiral's mind about getting th? natives for carriers? They will go any whei ? for .i gun. One will work all day ft i a biscuit. ? How about a box of matches occa sionally? 1 had shipped 10,000 boxes of them. A biscuit, a cracker, a bit of to ba< <?o? anything like that?would bring an Eskimo to your feet. "Mr. Peary used to promise every Es kimo. who went with him, a gun when ti e party got ho> k. Those guns cost him about each, I should say. The natives used to pick them to pieces and come to us to find out how they worked. There were twenty-five guns prepared just for the purpose of rewarding the faithful Eskimo. "But, beyond all this there is a personal element that must be considered, for | the Eskimos are very fond of Dr. Cook, j They remembered him when he came with Peary: they recalled his other expe ditions. When they saw him coming ashore thev ran up and down the shore for joy. waving their hands and shouting their welcomes. Had Eskimos' Confidence. "He can speak their language, and they j know that he Is a square and honest man. He could get them to go with him any- j where, no matter what extremes of tem petature they might have to endure. ? And then there is the question wheth er or not the Eskimo considers that he risks his life wandering up to the north pole. His ancestors have been doing that kind of thins for many generations, and. after all. .our brother of the north pole ] does not care so much for a few de- ' gr>'es of cold. 1 am deeply interested in this matter, and when there is talk ot" Pr. Cook not being properlN equipped I feel lik<- just rising up and showing that h?- did not start for the north pole in a straw hat ' j PEARY MAY HAVE FOUND FLAG j friends believe he may HAVE REACHED NORTH POLE. News of Achievement Would Not Reach United States for a Year or More. l-oyai friends of Commander Robert E. Peary, I*. S. N.. who ?e.t the United States in July last for the frozen north, confidently believe that by this time he may have reached the goal of his ambi tion. No news has been received from Peary] since he -left Etah, North Greenland, | August 17, 11108, In the stanch ship Roose- I velt for a dash as tar into the ice-bound seas as that specially built vessel would carry him before being frozen in by the winter's cold. Tf he has been successful in attaining the north pole the news will not reach a point of telegraphic communication until August or September next. If he has \ l>een so fai unsuccessful he may remain ! in the far north and make aifbtlier en deavor next spring. When Peary left Etah last August h0 said in his last message that the members of his party were all well and that he had procured a good supply of dogs. He hoped to winter the Roosevelt off the north coast of Ellesmere Land in about latitude 82 degrees 4<? minutes?430 miles from the pole. From that point the sled journey was to have begun early last February with an expedition of twenty five sleus. each drawn by six dogs with an Esquimaux driver. It is possible that the Roosevelt. whi< li left Oyster Bay. N. Y., July 7 la^t. may have penetrated farther Into the north than was expected and tnat Peary was able to establish his winter quarters nearer the pole than he was able to in previous expeditions. The Roosevelt is manned by a picked crew, made up of nien accustomed to arctic navigation. She was designed especially for that work in the severe conditions of the arc tic seas and is considered the strongest wooden vessel ever built. It was Peary's plan to go into winter quarters in tem porary houses on shore as soon as the Roosevelt was frozen in. From that time until February the members of the party were to prepare the outfit for the sled expedition to the pole. On his previous expedition Commander Peary succeeded In getting within 174 miles of the north pole, making the farth est north record attained up to that time ?latitude 87 degrees H minutes. A"FREE-F00DER'S"C0NFESSI0N PLAYS THE ROLE OF "ENTER TAINING GUEST" AT HOTEL. Gets His Board and Lodging and Small Salary?Also Gets Commis sion on Many Things. Frnin I.<>n<lon Tit-Bits. This summer I am staying at one of the biggest hotels at a well known fashionable seaside resort in the United Kingdom, and I am not paying a penny for my board and accommodation. This surprises you, perhaps, and you are won dering how I manage to live for nothing. Well, I don't live for nothing, for I re ceive from the manager of the hotel, in addition to free board and lodging, a sum of ;<0s a week. I am paid that salary for acting the part of "amiable guest"? that is, I am a professional guest. The manager calls me a "top-floor back," be cause I have a back room at the top of the building, but the people who stay at the hotel consider me to be an indepen dent gentleman and a very entertaining one as well. Having a Good Time. When I arrived at the hotel a few days ago I was treated by the employes there in precisely the same way as an ordinary guest?in fact, no one, with the exception of the manager, had any idea that I was to be paid for taking up my residence in the place. 1 am introduced to all the guests, the majority being society folk, as soon as possible after their arrival, and it is my business to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. I dine with them and pre vent them from eating too much by tell ing jokes and humorous personal reminis cences over the table. I dance with the guests, follow them about in motor cars and carriages, ar range all-day excursions, get up parties for the local theater?the manager of that house of entertainment allows me a commission on the seats paid for by the people I bring?organize concerts, gen erally impromptu, tor wet evenings and special occasions, and last, but not least, keep the whole crowd or people at the hotel on terms of good fellowship. Once you become known as a first-class "top-floor back," any hotel will take you in and treat you in a most deferential way. The managers of seaside hotels know very well that in return for good food, good lodging and a salary the "amiable gent" will half fill th<?ii placet) with "smart" people. For my part, I know many wealthy people and dukes and earls, having made their acquaintance at some .sea side hotel or the other, and it is very seldom that I cannot induce on-? or two of them to stay at the hotel where I have a room under the roof. Million aires of the American kind think noth ing of giving a dinner to the:r swell friends which will run into ?lou or more; so you can see that "a top-floor back" is a very valuable addition to a hotel. A professional "amiable gent" who stays every summer at a certain hotel at an east coast resort is worth a least ?WMi a year to that residential building. The manager pays him ??_' a week for his services, and if the nier. and women he recommends to the hotel are liberal about their bills he receives a bonus at the end of the season. I have never, so far. received a bonus, my manager considering that I get ? juite enough out of him as it is. Per haps he is right. Commissions 1 receive from jobmasters, tobacconists, jewelers, wine merchants and other tradesmen total to a good round sum every sea son. Life as an "Amiable Lady." My sister plays the role of profes sional "amiable lady" at a first-class boarding house every summer and does very well at the business. The guests at this establishment never discover that the expensively attired, silver tongued lady who keeps the table amused, and who gets up the im promptu dances, bridge parties and other amusements, is a person in the employ of the proprietress, and not a common or garden guest, as is sup posed. Making the lengthy stay that my sister does, she is naturally the ob ject of much speculative conversation. If any one asks who and what she is they are told that she is heiress to great wealth, but at present receiving an allowance. My sister is paid a salary of ?."><> a year for her services, but there are some women at the business who get ?-5o a year. I believe a professional "amiable lady" is a better draw than one of the opposite sex. They get of fers of marriage, too. by the score. My sister had eighteen last season, but "Mr. Right" wasn't among the propos ers, 1 learn. When Girls Should Marry. , From tlie Philadelphia Inquirer. A very wise and experienced woman many times a grandmother?has given a ! lot of good advice to piils. If she were j still wiser perhaps she would not Rive : so much of it. but out of the fullness I of the heart the mouth spe'aketii. The i burden of her suggestion is that ?irls ! should not marry until they are twenty five years old. Before that time they | have neither the perspective of life nor the ability to choose a proper mate. And a lot more to the same purpose. Inci dentally it may be remarked that the woman in question married at seven : teen She offers herself as a horrible I example, but she doesn't look it. and it is certain that the ??irls will refuse to | take her as such. It is ouite useless to offer to girls any advice on the subject of marriape. The | mother may berate the young men and i the father show tiiem the door, but elopement is always possible. The tnc titer may explain her own mistakes and show I conelus vely that waiting is the best pol i icy. The father may show by his looks a-; well as li s books that marriage too eaily in lif.=- is.financially disastrous and a deterrent to setting the best out of ! life. What difference does that make if | Joan's heart is set on Darby? What (are poverty and struggle? Mere visions or phantoms. Oth;r v. rls may marry the | wn ng fellow and get into trouble, but ? every f irl knows in her own heart that i she alone >s competent to se'ect liei I own hi: .-'band a:ul to lead lum safel;. through all the tioubks of existence. TH EIRE'S GOLD FOR YOU AT V7 Big Labor Day (All Day) Celebration 101 o EVERYBODY BNV1TEO The grounds of the new addition which is just being opened will be literally strewn with new Lincoln Pennies?one thousand in all. As many as you can find are yours. Twenty of these Lincoln Pennies are peculiarly marked. We will redeem these twenty marked pennies with a $5 00 gold piece for each one?$100.00 in all. The only condition attached to this unusual offer is that no person will be permitted to participate 111 the search for marked coins until he has called at the branch office on the grounds and received a card of instructions. CHILDREN UN ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS OR PARENTS WILL NOT P?E GIVEN A CARD. 1=2) B a cu 4 i + * * + + + + + + + + + + + ?f + + + + * + + + + + + $ 4 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + FREE TO ALL! You won't have to bring your luncheon. Come and join us in this old-fashioned barbecue of an 800-pound bullock. CZ> iU FROM UU AM, TO 6 P.M* A BAND WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE This invitation to spend the day with us is especially extended to the thousand^ of people who live in Washington that do not appreciate the beauties and possibilities of this fast-growing suburban section?Randle Highlands?within 2l/2 miles of the Capitol Building, where many have purchased property during the last two or three years and realized large profits from their investment. To Get to the New Addition off Randlle Highlands Take F and G street cars, going east on Pennsylvania avenue. Free transfers at Pennsylvania Avenue bridge tn the elec tric line controlled by the United States Realty Company. At the end of this line automobiles and busses will be stationed to take you to the new addition. For any additional information communicate with [U] Jl iii BPS-Zt 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenu a t + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ?*? ?r f ?b ?r * * * + + + Pilgrimage to Sacred Heights of Croagh Patrick. MOUNTAIN OF CONNEMARA Where the Angels Promised Success to St. Patrick. PAGE FHOM AHMAGH'S BOOK Representatives of Irish Race Scat tered Over the World Take Part in Sacred Festival. From the Manchester Chronicle. Who wants to see the religious enthu siasm of medieval days in all its un questioning faith should witness the an-1 nual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, the Sinai of Ireland. Here on the summit of one of Conne mara's giant mountain tops, where the clouds stoop to touch the heather, a great concourse of people annually assemble on the last Sunday of July. From cabin and mansion, from the din giest of Dublin's dingy back streets, as v.?Il as from the lawn-fronted and t?-r-1 raced homes where wealth abides and so ciety dames foregather from north, south, east and west, are come a heterogeneous assemblage all equal in their devotion, all simple in the faith that carries them to the feast of prayer. Even from the far western states of America, from Africa, Australia, New Zealand and almost every land into which Irish men and women have projected themselves and their faith. representa-| tives are present to take part in the sa cred festival. It was on the summit of Croagh Pat rick, a great hoary cone that raises its rugged head more than 2,."i4JO feet above Clew bay, that St. Patrick received the ange'.s who brought him blessings on his work and promised him its success. Here, 1 footsore and fatigued, he rested during I^ent. praying and fasting and holding in tercourse with the heavens that seem ever to rest on the shoulders of that tow ering mountain. An Ancient Elopement. (lazing up at the summit from where the town of Westport stands one can al most understand how easy it was for the saint to hold converse with the angels, for surely that mountain top seems to pierce beyond the clouds. The Book of Armagh says that all the sins of the peo ple, past, pieser.t and future, passed be fore the eyes of the taint while he rested on his breezy couch?a fact by which the irreverent account for the saint's long stay on that bleak and distinct'y uncom fortable perch. Such jests, however, can not be passed above a whisper n the hal lowed precincts- of Croagh Patrick, fiom which, according to authorities. th*j saint sent the first message of Irish loyalty to Rome. Tn the dim and distant long ago a 1 ttle chapel stood where St Patrick had rest ed. and to this sacred shrine more than j a thousand years ago the Iris 1 people made pilgrimages as they do today. His tory recordeth th:it on the n ght of Marc 1 7, 111;:, dur'ng a terrible storm, thirty pil grims perished on the summit?a very natural ending, it wi 1 be considered, to an expedition that depended too much upon St. Patrick and too 1 ttle upon wise weather signs. It is rather an unfortunate fact that th ? saint did not always kurttcientlv protect the interests of his faithful lollowers, for while O'Rouike. Prince of Breft'ni. was absent on a pilgr.mage to Croagh Patrick in 11..2 his wife eloped witu Dermott M Murrough. the King of Leinster Moore, the poet, tell u? how the prince felt about it when: ! looked for th? lump which !?lie mf. Should shine wh< n U"r pilirluj reurned IJut. thouch <lsrknr:.f locus to <-nf< 14 :.l0* No lump from tlu- hat!Ui;i.-i:t l.nriiei. History tells how the prince when he I discovered that the faith ess Devorg 11a had made off with the ferocious M'Mur- I rough, his sworn enemy, followed the I pair, and ar'te; duly chastising til? co- J respondent, s.> to speak brought back the woman Fina'lv M'Murrough had to I flee to England, but he went back again ; w th the English "nvaders, and there and | then began t e c inn ctlon of the Sa srnach with distressful country. Xo bc'v ha? ev.'r charge! St. Patrick wl:h btir.g a unionist, but there is no contro verting the fact that he was directly re sponsible for tne end of the home rule in Ireland. Four Years Ago. There is ample evidence of the very ancient character of this pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick. In the annals of the VaticaJi there is testimony of two priests who in 1485 "visited in devout pilgrimage the holy mountain on which St. Patrick ."asted forty days and forty nights with out earthly food." and there is also the record of Pope Eugene IV, who in 14-? granted "a relaxation of two years and two quarantines" of the purgatoral suf ferings of pilgrims who would ascend the mountain the last Sunday of Jul> and make offerings toward the repair ot the little chapel. This was apparently a Chapel bunt o> St. Patrick himself, and in which he celebrated mass, for several centuries two neighboring bishops fought for its. possession, a5? good Christians ought, un '.II nnallv the pope granted it to the Arch bishop of Tuani. In the per.al days, how ever, the edifice came to grief. It was only about four years ago that the pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick was ie vived in a national sense. The lame and the halt, the blind and the deaf, the con sumptive, the decrepit and the deforir.eu had always kept up the custom of pray ing on the summit for the saint's inter cession. an-1 dragging their sores and their f fflictiors over the place hallowed by his footsteps, and finally returning heme full of the faith that is more pow erful t ian youth or medicine. But it was with the coming of Dr. llealy to the archbishopric of Tuani that the national pilgrimage was introduced. A new cnape was built on the summit and a new call issued to the people; and now from all parts of the world the pilgrims flock to pay homage at the shrine of the saint. Wonderful Imagination. Not all of the thousands who today climb the torn sides of the mountain | know its history or its claims. But none I may want fcr information, for where 1 history and even tradition fail the wen j derful Celtic imagination, full of mysti ! cisni and superstition, comes in with de ' tails tl.at might make the taint blush it I ? had not himself come 10 believe in t".i? tales !?-? often lepeated and 6j inter S estingl* varied. : If v >u -cpiess the opinion that St. 1 puri'k sn.oked cigars there will be one > re adv to sl.nv you the very ledge of rock with which he flipped off the ashes; il ! sou doubt the visit of the angels they ' will at one* procure the ri Ige over which the. dangled their legs while they gos cji>ed You ean have the print of St. Pat liks foot tor the asking, and have a chip off the stone pillow where he laid his head if you want it. There is of course, a lake with sacred trout and the things those nsh have done' ?ould make their, fortune at an exhibition. A Great Spectacle. But everything is hallowed. e\ery miraculous achievement is the outpouring of an abiding faith that has no limits in , time nor distance nor mere conventional 1 lty. Amid the lugged, simple grandeur 1 of Connemara there are no impossibilities and no laws of s rience. Thought is not harnessed to solid facts; imagination is ' no nag that ambits, but a wild, untamed I steed that bears the rider away bejond the horizon of things that are. I One has need of an imagination at this j annual pilgrimage, for the scene is not ' ,.ne me.fly of acts, and words, and ma terialistic elements, 'there is a solemn ; grandeur in it all. in the thousand.-, toil ing up the mountain side over weai>ing roads and pathways from the town ot 1 West port, in the great shaggy rorin of I the mountain cone?a giant among I on nemaia giants-in the hundred thousand I people o. more that crowd around the | htt'e chanel among the clouds, all tense ! and silent, fu'l of the solemn emotions ! of the mountain top mass over which | the spirit of Ireland's patron saint pre i ''niou'li about twenty masses are cele ?bra'eu In the place on Pilgrimage day. ; .,-h -erv'ee se s thousands kneeling ! around the chapel outside. These peop:e have no eyes fo the grandeur around ih-ni no admiration foi the g'f^- -*t l i itic waters stretching far below, with : he lt'ar.0 sem? of toy to ?t,h I In ?)>.? trh.ries of a morning sun. Lu. ! paint the pigment can.iot cat 1.. Ni.?ht-Long Prayers. I Excursion trains arrive from all parts 1 during the night and morning of the ; pilgrimage. Manj of the pi glims, dec.in ing the comforts of a bed at Westport. i make their way to the mountain top oi. i Saturday evening, and there spend the | n'ght in prayer and devotion. Custom has j prescribed certain forms of devotion for the pilgrims and during the whole of the night icsaiies and pious ejaculations rise umeasingly to th ? stars. Durng the day tin- ,-ame fervid devotions continue in the same faith that animated the pil grims more than a thousand years ago The masses are celebrated from o ciocK in the morning until noon, and xhere are two sermons, one in English and <-ine Irish, which Gaelic leaguers will tel you was the language of St. Patrick, and the only tongue he will accept as a full credential at heaven's gate. When the pilgrimage is over, and trie orisons cease, and the thousands go hack to their homes. St. Patrick has a multi tudinous number of requests to comply with, for be the pilgrim afflicted with broken limbs or broken heart, pimples or polypus, he wants to lay tliem at the feet of the saint and leave them there. COURTSHIP IN OLD LONDON LOVERS IN THE GRJJAT CITY FEAR NOT PUBLIC SCRUTINY. Walk With Clasped Hands in Re gent's Park?Vows That Are Overheard?Cooing on a Bus. Trnm Tx>n<l"n Tit-Bits. Mo?t I>ondoners have a lurking suspicion that the town is inhabited by other folk; thev may r.ot be quite c?rtain in regard to figures, but they believe, whatever the precise number may be, the population does exist. This is not the.result of high ly trained powers of observation; it does not betray the possession of sleuth-hound ingenuity. The average Iyondoner look ing from windows in the morning sees people; on walking out. sees people; in the lift at the tube station are more peo ple. and the Londoner assumes that the town has inhabitants. There remain some who have not yet recognized the fact. It is my duty to lay information that they may no longer plead ignorance. You have only to glance at them to realize tnat no one has previously called their attention to the circumstance. They walk in couples up the broad avenue of Regent Park; a slightly dreamy look about the eyes, but otherwise, so far as one can guess. normal, fairly educated, sufficiently intelligent But why. as they go, do they hold each other's hand, and suing the aim? Why, in acute cases of detachment from the world, doc-s the girl's nead incline toward her compan ion's shoulder'.' Why, as one pa.-ses i?> them, are the remarks?impossible to I avoid overhearing, for there is little at tempt to modulate the voice?why are the remarks nearly always on the same lines? From her: "Wish you'd tell me, dear, when it was you first began to like me." And from him: "Why, the very tirst moment I caught sight of you?absolutely." Reasons for Their Lova. Sometimes these are vajied by appeals from the girl to be informed why he should have selected her from all ttie members of her sex. and he has to en deavor to explain how very much su perior she is, in every particular, to the rest. This done, and the gate^ of the j avenue being reached, they kis.-> each ! other. They kiss each other, and I often wonder why the uniformed paxkkeeper's whistle, so ready with shrill protest when a child sniffs at a flower, does not at tnis moment scream. They' cross the road way, taking the greatest possible (are. Ir j a perambulator should appear within two hundred yards she atfects great pertur bation. and all tne tine qualities of man ly Krit'sh courage come out in him; e rescues her from the dc-aijy# peril, and this is mad? excuse for another ki.-a tie I they enter tne northern section of im park There the game of swinging hands re- | i commences, and she tells him, in a clear, j j distinct voice that she never cared foi j I anybody as she car?s for him. It is usua1 | for the temale b id to do ail the talking, and her loquacity is. at tunes, so great as to defy tin swiftest shorthand writer. ! also, her obliviousness to the presence of j other folk is more complete. I have seen j them in public conveyances, when he has I apparently, by some brain wave, detected that every other passenger is listening j ; with all ears; his atiempts to induce her ; to change the subject or to moderate j her tones have never yet. in my experi- * en-'e. succeeded. "Peculiar name over that shop window." " Wonder what sort of a summer we j sha'l have tli's year?" "Did you do anything for that corn you were talking about?" i No interjection of the kind entices her j | from the main line of her monologue i I The chaff she has to endure at home be- j 'cause of him. the effect created by his! visit on the previous Sunday afternoon. ' the fear expe. 'enced l<*st phe should he' ? compelled to keep him waiting, her sen- j | f.nt 'ins on catching sight of him at the j j corner-all this goes on evenly, and lis'enets travel be>ond the limit of their' I fare in their anxiety to miss nothing. the conductor forgets to collect excess in his attention to the recital. Symptoms of Heart Disease. Even when separated they befray similar aloofness from the world. It may be mere conceit on my Bide, but I do ; be here I can identify every lad, every ' girl who is under the influence of love. : At times the signs are obvious, such as I the endeavor to post a library book in a pillar box, with the letter secure In the other hand; silent moving of Hps in walk ing along busy pavements; demands at booking offices for a ticket to the station from which they desire to start. Young men. whose hearts and thoughts are else where. smoke empty pipes, occasionally niaking an attempt to relight these; they hold their evening journal upside down and pretending to be searching for crick - et results. At office they begin com i munications intended for eminent Arms | with: | "My dearest darling?We beg to ac i knowledge receipt of your B. C. 24450 of i the 5th instant, and to inform you ; that " l?ndon lovers are never so completely alor.a as when in a crowd; their indiff erence to other folk is something tlidt only the deaf and tne blind enjoy. They take seats naar band stands. but I am sure they do not know whether the or chestra is pla\ ing ' Old Folks at Home" or the prelude n> a? t ill of "Lohengrin;" they join the groups on th? Marble Ateh side of H>de Paik. but it s obvious they could not ti-11 jou whether they weie giving their support to the Christadel piiians or to the reform tariffs. Startling events 011 news-paper placards leave them cold. Book- make 110 appeal to tr.ein. Advertisement hoardings ?e< ur. nothing from them unless a portrait happens to recall a nose or an ?>e belonging to the companion. At Builington House they seaich for pictures wli.cli deal with the affections, and gaae pens.vely ut ' *Joo?? bye, SweeilKart, at "The Dawr. of j l^ove" and "Her First Proposal." which i done they sit. and she asks him whether ! lit: real y likes her. So far as one can ! gather from their public conversation, j one of the first duties is to ignore the j names given at the christening font. A | young woman of severe mien, engaged during the aay *.n forcing information ! into the >outhiul mind, readily answers of an evening to the word "Tweet-tweet.'* j a youth employed in F nc.iurch street, i where lie i.- addressed studiously as Mr. j , is proud to be known to one person | as "Mumps." After due consideration, 1 cannot make 1 up my mir.d t<-> disclose to Lcndon lovers i that there are other people n the town I besides themselves. 1: 1 did they would ; not believe me. NEW KITCHEN CABINET. Bread, Cake, Spices and Flour All in Same Place. In household affairs as we 1 as in busi ness the best results are obtained where there is a minimum of lost energy. Svs tem can be as carefully followed in the kitchen as in the counting house, and a good cook never runs around in circles looking for a lost ingredient while the cake burns. In these dav> of handy devices, however, there is no excuse for losing anything For use in the kitchen two ? hitago men have des gnfri a abiret which keeps a var.ety of artKles a' the cook's elfcow and saves her the necessity of hunting for them The top of t ,ie cahi net. which is tall enough to stand on the floor, is div dtd into a series of small compartments, each with a separate lid tor spices. BHow this is another com partment. a t ifle larger, for m scellaneous ai tides. Then comes a still large;- space for cakes, the biggest space ot a I f< r b: ead. and a drawer with a cnii- iicular bottom for flou;-.