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THE MOBSTtTG TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1897 sJl WHAT OTHER PRES'DENTS SAID ' IN THEIR INUAGURAL ADDRESSES ' On Aprll30,17S9,Gcn.Gcorgc Washington was inaugurated nt New York ab the fust President or the United States of America. The delay from II arch 4 to April 30 was caused by the failure of a quorum of the llou'-e of Representatives earlier to appear. Washington's inaugural address was pro nounced in the presence of both houses of Congress, a mode borrowed from the British custom, where the monarch opened Parliament by a speech from the thr'uie addressed to "My Subjects." Washington nddresied hlmseir to "Fellow-Citizens of Senate and House."' His inaugural address?, the first delivered by any chief magistrate In the New World, was naturally per meated with his own personality, and tinctured throughout wltn his personal emotions. Equally with the Inaugural ad dress of President Lincoln In 1FG1, "Washington's was intensely patlietic. His torians of the day have particularly dwelt upon liis opening sentence: "On one hand I am .summoned by my country, whoe voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, and from a ic treat which I had chosen with fondest predilection as the asylum of my declining years. On the other hand, the magni tude and difficulties or the trust cannot but overwhelm with despondence one wi.o, inheriting Inferior endowments from na ture, and unpracticed in the duties of civil administration, ought to be particu larly conscious of his own deficiencies." This modesty of declaration was fol lowed by an appeal to the Cicator, which, for intense and natural devotion, hasneer been surpassed by prayer-book or extem pore appeal from a pulpit. Finally, re viewing with remarkable conciseness some general recommendations for legislation over a newly-formed Constitution and government, Washington closed a speech which in print would barely fill a column of a newspaper, by a still more pathetic appeal, "to the IJeuign Parent of the human race to gie His blessings toward temperate consultations, to enlarged views and wise measures, upon which the suc cess of our government must depend." To tills address both houses, after the British pre cedents of the era, returned on their journals in equally patlietic, religious and tender expressions their respect, their thanks ami their promises of co-operation. Both addresses have long been American classics. "Washington's second inaugural may be entitled a masterful judicial summary of his first -administration and a eulogy of republican system and workings Its cau tions against fraud in elections and cor ruption m iiohtics were azrain patlietic, and are as suitable to our national condi tions of parties for reading m it 1)7 as tit -e camions were to an American audi ence a century ago. WhcnMarch 4, 1797, arrived, the day on which John Adams was inaugurated President, Washington entered the Senate chamber and affectionately saluted his successor, and, says one of the hii-torians. "great sensibility w as manifested by the distinguished, company assembled, when Washington was seen by the side of his successor and Revolutionary compatriot, and much admiration was expressed at the evident complacence and delight which ex-Fresident Washington manilested at bntmldmg another clot lied with the au thority, with wldch he himself had been twice invested." T'je inaugural address of Piesident John Adams was esiecnlly scholarly in style, and in tone eloquent, as lie made refer tnecs t' the foundation of t he go eminent, the stirring events preceding It. and in praise of the Constitution "Employed fnttie service of my country abroad, I Urst saw that instrument in a foreign country, unci having perused it. I exclaimed: What MhT form of government can o well de serve our esteem and love?' " President & tin in's inaugural is especially worthy of reading for its trtnite to the retiring hero It is an American classic. Ti o-nas Jefferson was the first rre-i-Jent to be inaugurated at Washington His illustious predecessor did not wait lo witness tiie triumph of his successful rival, i.or to iisten to liislnaugural, marked by tlie toiioioub periods of his Declaration Df Independence. That address contained r suecient summary or "tlie essential prin ciples of government which oi.ght to shape administration. Principles which fiom liie bright constellations which have gone before us and guided our footsteps through an age of revolution and reformation " Many of itstenetFare often foi gotten, when )he eulogists of Jefferson icfer to him as the lather of Democracy. ,Thc inaugural address of Madison was jtHo remarkable for succinctness, brevity, ind classic rhetoric, and was especially W ffllJMK W , (Copyright, 1 897, by C. K. Gaines.) ' PART I. TJnclc Amos is so exasperating. Of course I sent Arthur to ask him Just .as soon as we were engaged; but he said: .NO." L'nolc Amos can say "no" in the most dreadful way. Poor Arthur gave right up. lie came out looking like a big, noble dog that's been whipped; he could hardly keep the tears back. Jle was angry, too; and if he hadn't been I'd never have forgiven him. But he was really Just boiling. "Your uncle called me an intru.-Ive ass; a conceited idiot, a crack-biained enthus iast, and a sneaking adventurer," he said "Why, Jo, -he treated me like a convicted chicken thief. He told me that he didn't doubt I was after your money, and wanted It pretty badly, but that I'd never get it while he was alive. And, Jo, what could I Bay to that? You're an heiress and I haven't a cent, I couldn't answer a word." And Arthur broke down and cried like a little boy, he was bo disappointed and eo mad. "If he hadn't been your uncle" he blubbered. I knew very well that if Uncle Air.os had been anyl,oa else he would have got the full benefit of Arthur's college football practice light then and there; but if uncle had been anjone else he couldn't have been fo provoking. Still, I was ashamed of Arthur; it was too Hat of hinj to give right up just because Uncle Amos called lilm names. Eo I told him not to be a baby, and went to uncle mjself. "Uncle Amos," I sn.'d, "what makes you act so?" Then he began to abuse Aitl.ur. "lou mustn't talk like that."' 1 faid, 'IorI am going to marry him." gintifving to the country because of Its outspoken repudiation of tlie attempted interference of France and England, then engaged in war with each otlter, with American lights. Madison's exposition of his purposes and principles produced great applause among the people, as well In tlie rankb of tlie dwindling Federalists as in tiiose of the increasing Democrutic Hepublirans, as Jefferson's followers were called. The terms of the Inaugural of President Monroe followed in the lines of his illus trious predecessors in praising the oji erations of our government, even during the second war with England, just concluded.- This inaugural lias often been quoted for now was ushcicd in the "era of good feeling," ma iked by the disap pearance, or rattier tlie meiging, of po litical parties for its defense of a piotectlve taiiff, particularly summed up in these sentences: "Our manufacturers find a generous en couragement by tlie policy which patroni.es domestic industries our manu-factuu-rs lequire the systematic and fos tering caie of our government." This uiauguial was also strenuous as a corollary of the successful war with Eng land, In recommending the building of fortifications and the enlarging of the navy. President John Quincy Adams' Inaug ural was, in a literary sense, one of the best of the long seiies of inauguration addrenses, and it marked an advance to ward perfect simplicity of utterance with out lessening eloquence This inauguial recommended the creation of a naval acad emy, and made a strong nppeal in behalf of pensions for the heioes of the Revolu tionary and other wars, and differentiating the bestowal from the aims that discordant statutes had already feebly given. Gen. Andrew Jackson's inaugural, de livered March 4, 1829, but not heard by his distinguished predecessor, was short .but full of promises in the way of reform. State rights then constituted a popular topic, not only in the South, hut in Now England, and he devoted large attention to the subject, saying: "I shall take care not to confound the powers that States have reserved to them selves with those they have granted to the confederacy." it was remarked at the time that this latter word was substituted for the word Union as a tort of compromise with the party known as Cravfordltes and f lorn def erence to Vice President Calhoun. Jackson Tavored the peculiar legislative encouragement of home products that might be found essential to domestic and national independence." Jackson's successor, Martin Tan Buren, delivered an innuguiai which was regarded as timid in tone, ills sobriquet then was "Little Magician" This address was aln.ost barren in pn mises. Wiiat few lie made weie geneial m expiession, and his opponents insisted cnpable of elastic con struct on His opening words were "Unlike all wi o have preceded me, the revolution that gave us existence as a nafon was achieved at the period of my birth: end while I contemplate with grateful reverence that men orr.ble event, I feel that I be'o'ig to a later age, and that I must not expect my countrjmen to weigh my act .ons with tlie same kind and partial hand ' ' . Gen .William Henry Hanison's Inaugu ral very lucidly explained his views of the principles of the American government, and it solemnly and very unaffectedly expre -cd his determination to carry their execution into effect It was understood at the time that the address had been re vised by Daniel Webster, who was made Secretary of State In view of the Presi dent's speedy decease, the last sentence of his inaugural afterward became pathetic "Bear with you to your homes the remem brance of the pledge I have this day given to discharge all the duties of my exalted station according to the best of my ability I shall now enter upon the performance of them with entire confidence in the support of a just and generous people." John Tyler, who succeeded to the Presi dency only a month following the Harrison Inauguration, was, like Messrs. Fillmore, Johnson, and Arthur, sworn piivately into cffioe, but lie soon issued an address suited to the occasion, in which he expressed, his intention of carrying into practice Gen Hairison's principles and promises. This, however, he failed to do, the result being a stormy quarrel between him and the majority of the Whigs, under Clay's lead ership, which endured through his admin istration. President Polk's inaugural was regarded "-y CHARLES Kf LSCY GAMES- "Not if I can help it." said he. "But you can't help it," said I. "Uncle Amos, you can onl make things worse. You'd much better behave youiself." Then he got a little moie reasonable. "How about the Hungarian Count?" he retorted. That was mean. "He waltzed beauti fully," I said, "and jou pretty nearly drove me into marrying him out of spite. And that would have been a mistake an awful mistake." "And now you are bent on another." "But with Arthui ifs different." "Doesn't waltz so well, I suppose?" "He doesn't waltz very well, uncle: that's Hue. But he's clever in other way.s Pi of. Empsen sajs he has in him tlie making of a great chemist." "Alchemist, rather. He hasn't a sane idea to liis name. Old Faust was clever infer nally cle er but he went to the devil; and Arthur Is going to the devil." "Uncle Amos, you mustn't talk so not to ma I've promised to be his wife, and I'm going to keep my promise, and I'm not going tli ere. Whatmnkesyou sodrcad fully pr -Judiced against Arthur, Uncle?" "Because he's a worthies':, empty-headed visionary, Josephine, and will make you unhappy all your days. What has he ever done?" Don't you remember the paper on 'Pro gressive Heating and the Caloiic Rain bow,' which he read before the Society for the Exploitation of Alleged Impossibili ties? Prof. Empsen said that it showed a combination of scientific insight and con structive imagination which was simply marvelous. Only he knew of no existing substance enduring enough to sustain the experiment." Than uncle almost choked. "A lot or tommyrot about an -experiment that can't be performed with a substance that doesn't by the elder Benn-it'ti the New Yorkllernld as an "elaborate conundrum." It was a straddle in regard to the pending questions as to the annexation of Texas and thetreat ment of the tarif. Gen. Taylor's inaugural address was remarkable for its brevity, but was yet lucid and eloquent. It contained one re markable reference to "all the world and the rest of mankind" that for a time formed the basis or many Democratic Jokes at the expense of the plain old soldier. The inaugural of President Pierce rivaled that of his predecessor in brevity. It was especially frank ns regarded, the pending.questlon whether the Constitution carried the institution of slavery into the Territories, and his position on it gave great encouragement toward contests by the new Republican party, then in em bryo, through the coalescence of anti slavery whigs, like Seward and Lincoln, with free-soil Democrats, like Hale and Chase. The inaugural of President Buchanan was hailed with gratitude and enthusiasm by the South, which had considered itself insulted by the phrase in the Republican platrorm: "Twin relics of baibarism, polygamy and slavery." The inaugural was hailed with wild enthusiasm in New York city by tlie Tammany organiza tion that had sent to Washington an enormous number of inauguration jIl grims. ' . . , , Tlie inaugural of i'resident Lincoln was, even by his opponents, highly regarded for its lemaikable logic, power of illus tration and pathos all of which were inspired by what Daniel Webster declared was the fulcrum of the lever or eloquence occasion. This address is ranked with the inaugural of Washington; and by some scholars and critics has been classed at the the head or all ancient and modern exhi bitions or oratory. Asa specimen of its lojrlc the following paragraph may well be instanced. "The central idea of secession is the essence of anarch'. A majority held In restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sover eign of a free people. Whoever rejects it docs, of necessity, fly to anarchy or despotism. Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority as a permanent ar rangement is wholly inadvisable; so that rejecting the malorlty principles, an nichy or despotism in some form is ail that Is left." The conclusion orLiiicoln'6 Hrst inaugural reads like a pathetic poem, even now, after thirty-six years: "I am loath to close. We arc not ene mies. We are friends. Wc must not be enemies Though pussionmayhavestrnlned; passion must not break our bonds of af fection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and pa triot grave to every living heart and hearth stone over this'hroad land must yet swell the chorus of the Union, when ngain touched, as surely they will he by the bet ter angels of our nature." President Johnson, unlike Tyler, deliv ered no formnl address, but adopted a course described by himself, ns " My pol icy," which precipitated a bitter quarrel between him and the Republican party. He wns impeached by the House, but the Senate failed by one vote to sustain the articles of impeachment by the constitu tional two-thirds. The Inaugurals of Presidents Grant, Haves Garfield, Cleveland, Harrison, and Cleveland again are of such recent oc currence ns historical events that comment upon them would tie superflous, Mr. Cleveland's first inaugural Ueriv.es a pe culiar interest fiom the fact that he was the first President the Democratic party had elected in twenty-eight years, and was inaugurated after his party had been out of power for six consecutive Presidential terms, or twenty-four years. His second inaugural was made memorable from tlie fact that he is the only person who, hav ing retired fiom the Presidency, was ever re-elected to that exalted position. Reflections of a Bachelor. It's the same feeling that makes a man bet on a horse race that makes a woman go to an auction. A man is always looking for a nicer brand of smoking tobacco, and a woman for a better style of curling iron. Marriage would be happier if man were content to consider his engagement only the prelude and not tlie whole program. When a woman gets married she be comes either a slave or a slave driver, and the man she marries can make her either one.' When a woman gets caught in an argu ment with a man she says, "Well, it's so, anyway!" When the man gets caught he says, "That's just like a woman!" New J York Press. exlstl Oh, yes! Arthur's clever. He'll discover the phllosopher'sstone before long, and perpetual motion, and the fourth dimension, and end up in the poorhouse if he doesn't get into the madhouse first. You marry him a silly school-girl the wife of an Infant prodigy Just graduated from Bed lam and live on papers before the Society for the Exploitations of Impossibilities, and pay your bills with a substance that doesn't exist! For that's all you'll get. Not a dollar from me not a dollar!" "But the substance does exist. Arthur thinks it does, and Professor Empsen says it may and I'm sure or It. And suppose Arthur finds it?" "When lie's finally pronounced insane 'you can come back to your home alone. That's all." You see, uncle Is something terrible when he gets excited. 1 had to keep my temper, though, because it was all so Important. , , Ho Could Hardly Koep the Tears Unck. "But suppose he really does find it?" I saidr "lint he won't, he can't. If he does I'll throw my whole fortune into his crucible and go to the madhouse myself." "Oh, 1 don't want that, uncle. I only want m j own little stint t. and for jou to be good tome, -and letm" havemy vay. LINCOLN AND THE DESERTERS The Wur President's Arguments "When the Soldiers Were to Be Condemned to Die. It was Piesident Lincoln's intense love containing a leport of an interview for his fellow-men that led him to dlsap piove of the findings of couits martial, whenever there was a possible excuse, partlculaily m tlie cases of sohHers charged with desertion, with having fallen asleep at a post of duty or with other offenses. Secretary Stanton always insisted upon tlie strictest discipline in the Aimy, and frequently in Red that derelict soldiers receive the suvetest punishment; of mili tary law and custom, but Lincoln laie ly took an advice on such matters. He had meditated UoeMy'on that subject and consulted his own Judgment in dis posing of cases of tliatrkind that came before him. ,' The late Joseph Holt, who,ricently died at Washington , was j udge advocate general of tlie Army duringtlle whole peiioil of the war, and it became his duly to leport many cases of alleged cowardice ol soldiers as well as other ofietisesi Piesident Lin toln carefully lead ever line of the charges against such men, and as foonas he saw the slightest chance,' to excuse the poor fellow, a gleam of satisfaction would pass over his sciious facTB. Then folding the papers together he placed,, them in a pigeon hole of hisilesk and wiurhis hig eyes look ing those of tlie Judge alnocate standing before him, he would say: "Holt, ne will let those soldiers go. Order them set free." It was after the battle of Chancellors vllic that charges were brought against several men for failing to march with their regiments into the fight at a time when they w ere most needed. The charge of Ue sortion was made. When Secretary Stanton heard of these cases, he commanded Judge Holt to pre sent the charges against tlie men to the President in the stiongest possible terms. "Wo need stronger discipline in the army," said tlie stem Secretary of War to tlie judge advocate. "The lime lias come when the President, must yield to our opinion." Judge Holt was himself one of the ablest lawyers of his day, and had won fame as a forensic orator long before tlie Avar. "In presenting these cases," said he to the writer a few months before ills death, "in obedience to the wish of the Secretary or Wnr, I used all tlie legal acumen at my command. 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They cure sour stomach, gas, loss of flesh and appetite, sleeplessness, palpitation, Heart burn, constipation and headache. Send for valuable little book on stomach diseases by addressing Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich. All druggists sell full sized packages at 50 cents. He had beeir storming alxiut the room as if it wasn't big enough to hold him. "All at once he sat down and lqokedatme. "Will you let me have my way till he does find it, Josephine?" he asked. "Yes, uncle." He took both my lnnds in hi3,and 1 think I saw a tear in his eye. Uncle Amos is evevso good sometimes . "Josephine." he said,"' It's a shame to take advantaee or your simplicity, but it's nil for the bast. You agree to stay at home and obey me until he discovers this preposterous stuff, pro vided I agree to sui render uncondition ally when he does." "Yes, I agree. Only you must let me see him." "Well yes. It's a bargain, Jo. But you must keep him out of my way, or I shall hurt his feelings again. You promise me not to marry him?" "Oh, I shall marry him, Uncle. That's all arranged. But not till he finds the sub stance. He shall try the experiment-before your own eyes, dear Uncle, and show j-ou what an unreasonable old skepticyouarc." "All right. Jo. Only keep your word; and I know you will." "Of course I will. I think it's a lovely arrangement. It's Justus if Arthur were a real old-fashioned knight, and you had set him a task to win, my hand." "Oh, bosh!" grunted uncle, "bosh, bosh! Josephine, you arc hopeless." Then I wentbnek to Arthur. He was sit ting astride liis chair leaning his elbow on the back, moping: and he looked for all the world like a discouraged bat. He hadn't the least confidence in my ability to man age uncle. "Arthur," I said, "I've got it all ar ranged. Only you must lluiry up and rind that substance." "What's that? what substance, Jo?" he asked. He looked dreadfully tired, and I was sorry Cor him. . ? I "That, substance -Prof. Empsen said might exist, so that you can try your experiment. -You must discover -it right away." And I tohj bin! all about my agreement with uncle. "Oh, Jo!" he begajn. "Now, Arthur," ,slrt,rl, "you must show a little spirit; or-I won't mairy you anyway." -j -j "It's barely possible," he began again, in i dreary sort of "Wily., - I stamped my foottat him then. "There isn't any doubt about It," I said. "If there wasn't any taich -substance, how could vou describe) the experiment so I time, unless that it grew more sad and his expression more serious. 1 had cov ered the cases in question with -strong and convincing aiqument and evidence. He finally raised his eyes from the last paper and gazed Intently through the window at some object across the Poto mac. Then rising fiom his chair with the papers ail folRed together, he placed them'ln a pigeon hole already filled with similar documents. With his tali, gaunt form facing me, he spoke in deep, sad tones that would have touched the heart of the sternest officer of the army: "Holt (it was his custom to mention only the last name), you acknowledge those men have a previous record for bravery. It is not the first time they have faced danger, and they shall not be shot for this one offense.", 1 then thought It was my duty, as the head of my department of military Jus tice, to make further argument, for 1 knew Stanton would nearly explode with rage when he heaid of tlie President's decision- 1 began to speak, and Lin coln sat down again, giving me his closest attention. Then, rising from his chair and riveting his eyes upon me, he said: "Holt, were you ever In battle?" "I have never been." "Did Stanton over march in the first line to be shot at by an enemy like those men did?" "I think not, Mr. President." "Well, I triedUMn the Black nawk war, and I remember one time I grew awful weak in the knees when I heard the bullets whistle around me and saw the enemy hi front of me. How my legs carried me for ward I cannot now tell, fori thought every minutc that I would sink to the ground. The men against whom these charges have been made probably were notable to march into battle. Who knows that they were able?. I am opposed to haing soldiers shot for not facing danger when it Is not known that their legs would carry them into dan ger. Send this dispatch oidcring them to be set free." And they were set free that day. H15II TK.V.YEAR SILENCE. Not Once Broken, Despite Her Busy Habits. Lucretla Hillman, of this plnce, has not spoken a word to a human being in ten years, and If she Is faithful to her vow, the chances are that she will remain silent until tlie day of her death. She Is unmar ried, but Is capable of taking care of her self, and has done so for a quarter of a century with great success. She is now about forty-five years old, and has a mind of her own. Miss Hillman got Into trouble ten years ago, and the trouble is responsible for her speechlessness. She has always had the Idea thutthe Avomcn whopuy taxes should have the privilege of voting. In 18S6 she refused to pay her tax assessment, and it was not until she was threatened with incarceration in the county jnil that she handed over the money. When she had de livered the cash and received a receipt for it she raised her right hand over her head and declared that she would work from that hour to bring about woman suf frage, and until the riyht of franchise had been granted to women she would not utter a word to humankind. She was laughed at, but she kept her vow. Piequent attempts have been made to get liorlo talk, but withoutavail. She hascon rrlbuted a por d deal of money to the cause of v oinan suffrage, and feels sure thatsome day she wilt be permitted to go to the polls and cast n vote. She owns and manages one of the best farms in this neighbor hood. She pays special attention to truck gardening, and puts a tniig sum away in the bank at the end or each year. She hires men to do the most of the work, but it is not unusual to see her mounted on a mowing machine beliind a pair cf reises or to find her following a eultivater through a potato .field. .Miss Hillman is a stalwart woman, near ly six feet high. She is ns brown ns a berry, has a step as firm as that of a grenadier, and when she gets hold of a plough she handles It as if It were a plaything. She knows all about horses and cows, and she is not to be fooled on any subject that pertains to farming. Some interesting stories are told or the exhibitions given by tlie woman of her strength when occasion has required that she protect herself. Two years ago she had a man named Clark working for her. He was a strapping chap, about twenty eight years old, and the best of the farm hands. The only fault Clark's employer found with hi m was that; he came home from town sometimes somewhathazyconcerning his duties. In consequence of large and fre quent libations of applejack. She put up with a gieat deal from him on account of his faithfulness when sober, but her pa tience gave out one day when he walked up to her with his hat on one ear and a defiant look In his eye. He pulled a roll of bills out of his pocket, and, extracting two from the roll, handed her the bal ance. ' "Whero'd you get this money?" wrote perfectly? Prof. Empsen said it was a beautiful conception, and would make a splendid demonstration of the undulatory theory if successfully carried out. And he said that a sufficient refractory ma terial exit, though he didn't know of it. Now all you have lo do is Just to find the substance, and we'll show uncle I l J ". ff-S s i : - r- M.r ej. - .-e - 1 l-Sa JeJEa i e-i -- i5sS?TCi j ne Looked for All the "World TAfce a Discouraged But. who's right. Uncle Amos needs a lesson, really. And I'm to ba the prize; I thii'k it's a delightful plan. Now, wake up, Arthur, and don't spoil everything with your morbidness. We'll go to gether an-1 talk with the professor." And we did. Professor Empsen was b jsy in his labora tory with a lot of lenses, mid tubes and glass bulbs and little brass machines all around him. I Just love to be in a labora tory, but there wasn't any time to waste. So I told the Professor the whole story, o3 Iff) $12750 SS THE PRICE FOB AN HONEST SUIT OR OVERCOAT MADE TO ORDER -PORE WOOL AND FASTCOLOR GUARANTEED CALL FOR SAHPLES. 941 Pa. Ave. N. W. Miss Hillman on the slate which affords her means of communication with other persons. Clark slowly realized what the question was, and , with a shrug or his shoulders, replied: "Shold zrhorsh. GotSlOO forhim. D good bargain. You've got ze money. I'll keep $10 for my trouble." The horse referred to was one of the best on tlie Hillman farm. Steve had been sent to town with it on an errand, and, while under tiie inHuence of applejack, had sold the animal. A few feet from where Clark stood was a half-hogshead that was used as a drinking rough for the cfittle. It was nearly full of water. Picking up the drunken farm hand as if he were a plaything, Miss Hillman carried him over to the trough, dumped him In, soused him up and down until the fellow was nearly drowned, hauled him out, made hirn hitch up a horse and go to town with her in his dripping clothes. The hath brought Clark to Ms senses, and he hunted up tlie man who had bought the horse. Miss Hillman got the animal back by giving the man SUO for his bar gain. She retained Clark in service for a year after that, and during that time he took good care to keep out or the pres ence of the woman when applejack had its grip on him. Miss Hillman always carries much money with her. This fact has made her the prey of lawless characters, and she has had sev eral exciting experiences with robbers, hut ahe had always come out ailright. She was driving home fronl town one night last summer alone, and while she was passing through a stretch of woods, two men came out of the shadows and caught the horse by the head. Miss Hillman wasordered to get out of the wagon and hand over her money She promptly complldU with the demand. One of the men took the purse that the woman handed him, and probably thinking that he was dealing with a per son that was half scared to death, opened It and began counting the Jnlls. He had Just begun the task, when the w'oman plunged her fist squarely in his face, and he went down as if he had dropped from thesky His companion took to bis heels and left the fallen man to tlie mercy of tlie woman. The highway man attempted to get to his feet, but he got MfitbrT Mow in the fre that knocked the nwnwl'rf Mm With a piece of rope Mb Wb. Ima Uh fellow, and, toss Jrife Mtra tana ttr vehicle, turned around ar! tiumfcl br prteooer to town and liHCHled Mm oTr to the authorities. Then she 'drove Hottw as calm as If she had been at a Quaker meeting. Several attempts ha've been made to win MKs Hllhnan's hea'rt and hand. All sorts of men have laid siege to her heart, but she has suspected them all of having desipis on her property, and, therefore, has not seen fit to accept an ofrer. About rive years ago Orrin Holcombe, a horse dentist, took it into his head Jthat he could catch her. He got ajob at fixing the teeth of her horses, and was soon ac quainted with Iter. Occasionally he drop ped in on Sunday night, and finally made her understand that his attentions were serious. She cut him at once, and Hol combe was unable to get an audience with her until one evening at the school house. There was a stereopticon enter tainment. Miss Hillman attended it, and Holcombe came in and took a seat hesitle her. While the show was going on he per sisted in whispering to Miss Hillman, until, to tlie astonishment of everybody in the room, she caught him by the scruff of the neck, lifting him off his feet as ir he had been a terrier, lugged him to the door and tossed him off the step. Then she returned and how he must help Arthur all he could, and not say anything to discourage him Dr. Empsen is a magnificent man, and he knows almost everything; but he is so terribly cautious. At first he laughed, and then he looked pretty serious. Finally he said: "There is Just one element. Miss Storm, that might serve. It certainly ex- S V- ists, but whether It exists anywhere on earth is very doubtful. If you had asked me yesterday, I should have said it was extremely Improbable." "Where does It exist?" I asked him. "In the chromosphere of the sun, with out question. The spectroscope proves It." "You mean the unidentified solar ele ment called helium?" crid Arthur with sudden interest;"the unknown metal which gives the bright yellow line D3 in the spectrum?" , "Precisely." ) J Third Annual KnfMrtnininent OflLTTMBf A LODGE, No. 397, Order Sons of St. George. m GRAM) CONCERT AND BALL, To be Ijeld at Builders .Exchange. 721 13th st. nw. Concert from 8:30 to li) p. m. Duncing till 3 a. m. THURSDAY LVEMXU MARCH 11.1897,, Music Furnished bv Will Haley s Washing' ton Concert Hand. Floral Decoration by Small a Sons. Refreshments served by Kauscher. Tickets, adnatting gentleman and lady, SI; single ticket" Etic; including refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the door. mhl0-2t' LAFAVETTli TO.-.ICUT. 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A BLACK SHEEP INCLUDING QTSB HARLAN Next Week "Mir., FRANCIS OF YALE." Cast headed by Etucne- Girardot (Criar ley's Aunt CADmiV I'rice-. S' i Yi'eil. and . -Mu SO, 7."c anil SI 0O ,i3 ami oOc rc-'d. Presentation of the Great Military Drarua THE GIRL 3 LEFT BEHIND ME MAT. TODAY 25. 50c. By David Belasco (author of "Heart cf Maryland') and Franklin Files. Nest Wet k "LAND OF ItlL LIVING.'' K Ll.NAN'- LY K'M TIIK ri.U ALL THIS WEEK. Matinees Tuesday, Trjursday and Saturday. H. W. WILLIAMS' OWN COMPANY' Next Week lrvrin Bros.' Own rcmpany.f GREAT SUCCESS CRYSTAL IVIAZE 427 Tth street northwest, near E street ADMISSION ige FUNNIEST PLACE ONEARTH. Bijou. .r.i ru wrkr 1 MATINKES i Monday, Tuesday, t nuay, Saturday, fcecond and Last Week of MIACO'S SPECTACULAR PANTOMIME AND SPECIALTY COMPANY. Next Week Bill vKersands and the GEORGIA MlNfcTRELS. to her sea' and watched the pictures, kolcombe discontinued his attentions. ft Miss ilillinan has more than onhnary in telligence She is well read and is a mu sician ofconsiderableabtlity. Sheplaystho piano, and is an expert violinist. She has but little to do with her neighbors, prefer ring to keep her own society. She is very fond of her cows and horses, and makes apctof each oneof them. Her barns where the stock Is kept arc as comfortably bullc as the house m which she lives. Jacobs, town, N. J., Letter. - All this was Greek to me. "But how can we get it?" I asked. t, "I doa't know that jou can. The con stitution of tlie sun is to similar to thn of the earth that there is a certain pre sumpt.on that all the elements wtuch exist there exist here alto. But thus far sciunce has uevci discovered helium on cur planet; and, or course, we- jeally know nothingof . its attributes- It may he highlj volatile though I do not think It and witat you want is something more enduring thaa adamant." .i "Perhaps it is adamant," I cried. ' "What has modified your opinion sinca yesterday?" put in Arthur. f "An experiment winch I have just hecn making," he replied. "You shall sue 16 3 ourselves." ' ,r He adj lifted his spec,trocope I knew what It was. Tor I had seen one in the lectures m thelnstitutt and lit an alcohol lamp. A pale ribbon or light appeared oa the screen, it's what they call a spec trum. He sprinkled a pinch of white powder upon the wick, ana two httie yellow lines appeared, crossing tn lumi nous baud. , "" t "That V sodium," he explained, "anil will stTTe to determine the relative po sition." He then took from a drawer what seemed to be a morsel of green, glassy srunc, and began to scrape it over the lamp. Ax the fine dust -he ground ofr entered thtf flame, a bright yellow line flashed out close beside the others. "There," he exclaimed, "that is in tho exact position of the line D.I, and should indicate the presence of helium. But my specimen is hardly large enough for ade quate chemical analysis, as the proportion of the unknown element contained in this mineral is apparently very small I have no hone of separating It unless I can ob tain a considerable quantity or tho ore, it so I may call it," "Where was this specimen found?" de manded Arthur "It was given me by an old sea captain who had become interested in mineralogy, and wished tolearn its nature. He chipped It off with considerable difficulty frun the wall of a grotto of volcanic stone In the Island of Anusu, which he visile.! many, years ago." "Where is this island?" I asked . . "In the Southern Paclfie," ivfiHud the"; professor. 'Arthur, yon must go at once." I gruVn.t " him. - (To be Continued.) AMUSEMENTS. '