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' 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
"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
ffllJMK W
, (Copyright, 1 897, by C. K. Gaines.)
TJnclc Amos is so exasperating.
Of course I sent Arthur to ask him Just
.as soon as we were engaged; but he said:
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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. One morning, with my papers
all ready, and I was deeply In earnest in
the matter, I proceeded to the Wliite House,
and as I entered his private orfice the
President looked up with ids long, sad face,
saying: 'Ah, Holt, what have you there?'
1 have some Important ca-,es for your caie
ful consideration, Mr President, with doc
umentary evidence to condemn every
He took the papers and lead them
caiefully, slopping at times to leflect,
then read on until he finished. There
was no change in his countenance this
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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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
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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,
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941 Pa. Ave. N. W.
Miss Hillman on the slate which affords
her means of communication with other
Clark slowly realized what the question
was, and , with a shrug or his shoulders,
"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
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?" ,
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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
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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";
'Arthur, yon must go at once." I gruVn.t "
him. -
(To be Continued.)

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