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r,-"? VpWi"" ' Si- ft $,!.'' 7 Jts w7rj-n - V- iJS'-V M Wp J H'',1V",'VI "tfC Of SfY,') f.w.irtV''"",T " mlWtiiMiirT' THE OHIOAOO ESAQLiE. ' riin-' e .fvi iT . y CHAPTEIt I. T.ndy Hilda, Dutilim-en wni Ixtcon years old when her father,. ttio old rnrl, middrnly died nt a solitary lneo nt Nor folk known no Hurst Sen. Until Ills fif tieth yenr tho Knrl of Dntilinven tint! spent IiIh llfo in riotous llvlii. tin", more for the purpose of himtift n son to miitmmi Aim In Ills title, lie married the nineteen- year-old ilnuchter of Joseph ltowdni. who ".liad onnissed n large fortune on the Slo.k Exchnnire. Hut. Instead of n son, a datigh tot, lllliln, was born to him, and his dis appointment was so great that ho fairly .hated thu Infant mid watched the little Hilda (trowing Into womanhood with mi- ..yrenio Indifference, If not neglect. Ills wife died n few years after giving birth to her child, and then the old earl let the .magnificent home of Ills forefathers, tin vcndnlo Pork, and retired to Hurst Men, where, shutting himself out from the world, hu devoted the remainder of his days to money grubbing, continually add ing to IiIm fortune. Under such circumstances Lady Hilda grow n ), never seeing any one but the two servants, Stephen Homes and his wife ' .loan, mid a faded spinster of lift)'. Miss Darwin, to whom wns Intrusted the en tiro cbnrgc. and education of tho young girl. And now tho old earl was dead, found stiff mid cold In his bed. "Ho died of heart disease," Miss Darwin Informed the now ornlinned daughter. "Doctor Hud- sou says that ho has consulted him sev -ml iliniN nlioiit It. Kvervthlng has been done for him. Vuii would like to sec him, of course'" "I do not know; 1 should be frightened, 1 think. Miss Darwin." she answered. "Just uu you like, my dear. Yon know, of course, what n great difference this ijll make. In your life. 1 have sent for Li'idy Dnrel and Mr. Leonard l.ord Dun- Jin vun lie will bo now." I.ady lllldit looked tit her with wonder -lug eyes. "Lndy Darel? Who Is she? Who Is Lord Dunlin veil? 1 do not understand in the least." "Heaven forbid." sighed Mlxs Darwin, "that I should say one evil word of the ;ponr dead earl, but he might have trusted roil n little more, his own child. He fur limit; mo ever to talk to you about family affalr-i." "He did lint lovo mo," said the girl, sadly. "No, he did not; he wanted a sou. Mr. Leonard Dnrel Is the late earl's next f kin and heir. He succeeds to the title and estates. He will be the thirteenth I'nrl of Dunhaven. Haveudale I'urk, Fair Oaks and tli In house will go to him. He takes your father's place. I.ady Darel It the young earl's mother," she milled; "and I Jmve heard that she ts considered one of tint 'proudest women In Kngland. Ah, my dear, you have been of more consequence 1o the world than the world has been to you. Your Ufa will nil be changed now." "Why?" nsked Lady Hilda, suddenly. "Vmi will have your mother's fortune. Alio hod n very large one, and It Is sure -to he jours now," said Miss Darwin. "Lady Dure! will, of course, take, you under her charge; she will bring you out; you will tnko your proper place in the world now." Neither Lady Hilda nor Miss Darwin 'thought of going to rest. At stated In tervals Johii brought them strong tea. nml there wan u great deal said about "keep-IlJ-T up." iumI not breaking down. They sat and watched through the long, silent nli;lit. It wnn ntrangc on the next day to find tho gloomy house even more gloomy, with the darkened windows mid closed doors, with thu uwful presence of the King of Terrors. Ludy Hilda would fain have gone to the sea, would fain have listened to what the waves had to say about her nv life, but Miss Darwin assured her it tnust nut I'd done; that If Lady Darel should come mid find her nut she would be seriously displeased, and Lady Hilda was compelled to yield. Another long, silent day passed, nml on 'tho morning of the next day they came. Lady Hilda was alone in her room. She lie.inl thu sounds that nnuounceil thu ar rival, shu heard the subdued voices, thu .hushed footsteps, and sho walled In a fever of suspense. It seemed to her lionet before Miss Darwin camo to iter. Then that sclf-satislled ludy looked as if slio had been roused from her calm. Come ijulvkly, Lady Hilda," alio said. "Lady Dnrel has nsked to see you, und wo must not keep her walling." "What is shu llkoV" asked tho young girl, eagerly. "Like no ono I Imvo ever seen, She Is magnificent, but proud as a queen proud- cr than thu Queen of Hkuba herself, and to beautifully dressed." "I have uever seen any ono beautifully dressed iu all my life," mild tho young girl with a sigh. Then holding Miss Darwin's hand tightly clusped In her own, she went to tho large, bare, ill-furnlshed room called I by courtesy tho druwiug room. At tlrst li-r oycu were daxxlod. Who saw a tall, liinndsonic woman of queenly presence and fair, blondo beauty, superbly dressed, her white hands shining with jewels, a lady who looked up In haughty surprise as sho entered, but neither moved nor addressed lier. There were a few moments of awkward silence, then Miss Dnrwiu said: "Your ladyship expressed a tlcsiro to .sea Lady Hilda sho is here.'V Then the arched eyebrows were raised, and the proud eyes rested on the girl In silent wonder. "Lady Hilda," sho repeated, In n tone of surprise, "I beg pardon I had no Idea," and tho proud glance foil with significant meaning nn the shabby dress and tho woru shoes. "Lady Hilda," sho repeated, "pray excuse me, I was so entirely unprepared for-fnr this kind of thing." Hhe wuited a fow luomcuts before giving her hand to tho trombllng girl, then bend ing her head, sho touched tho pnlo fuco with her lips. "You uro surprised to find mo so badly dressed und without any manners," said Lilly Hilda, calmly. "It is not my fault: I am an curl's daughter, it Is true, but I Jiavo envied tho Usher girls.' "You speak freely," said her ladyship; '"that Is not good maimers. I must see about getting you soma decent drcstes at once. What could tho earl have been thinking nboutV" Her fnco Hushed suddenly as they heard tho sound of footsteps, "That la my son," sho said. "Lord Dun haven." ' The door opened, and a, 'young man en tered thifrofiffi. CHAPTER II. Half an hour had elapsed slneo Lady 'Hilda first stood trembling boforo tho proudest woman In England.) In n fow iiurried words sho bad Introduced tho now Lord Dunhaven to the lato earl's daugh ter. Ho had looked at her with eyes sb utterly indifferent that be bad hardly seen ,ber; ho. did nt tiro two thoughts to ber a school ulrl, who had Jinf lost her father n tall, shtider, unformed girl, lie noted the coarse, IIMUtlntf dress and the worn shoes; he noted the urnonil want of elegance, and no Interest awoke In his heart for her he merely bowed. He w.is the llrst young gentleman I.ndy Hilda had seen his was almost the llrst omis fnee on wlikh her ryes It ml rested, " It. dellshled her. lhe only emotion thnt lae.l throtmli his mind was one of wonder that such a girl should bo Lady Hilda Dunhaven. Lady Hilda stole away to the only spot on earth where she felt at home. The face of the restless sea was to her as the face of mi old mid dear friend. The waves sang strange thymes to Iter. "You nre n great heiress; your father Is deail; your life is nil changed; the great lady treats you with contempt. You have seen n nice fnee a face you like," they repeated over and over again without In termissions yet It comforted her. Hhe could think more clearly by tho sound of the heaving, restless sen. Hhe sat there until the confusion become more clear, until she wns mistress of her own thoughts, then she went home. Itut ns sho was hurrying over tho sands she met the young earl fnee to face, mid stood still with n sudden frightened cry. Itut for tho cry In all probability lie would not have noticed her; ns It was, ho stood still and looked nt her. "You will not tell that you have met meV" she said. "I thought no ono would know." He laughed carelessly. "I might be more Interested In the mat ter If I knew who you were." he said. Then she raised her fair young face, mid he looked at It with smiling Indiffer ence. "Do you not know me V" she nsked, nml the thought crossed her mind that she had only seen him once. Yet she would have known li I tit anywhere and In any place. "No, I do not Indeed," hu replied. "Ought I to know youV" "I am Lndy Hilda Dunhaven," she nn- swered,.nud In one moment his manner completely changed; the smiling Indiffer ence became constraint. He raised tils hat and bowed deferentially to her. "I beg your pinion," he said, and the very tone of his voice had changed; "but why nre ynn out here, mid nlonoY" "You will nut tcllV" she replied, hur riedly. "Lady Dnrel would bo cross. I should not like her to know." "I will not tell, ns you nsk me not," was the grave reply; "but I should very much like to know what brought you here, If you will trst me." "I have been to the sea," she replied. "Whenever 1 feel very unhappy I go there. Some people have living friends; the only friend I have Is the sea." "Why are you friendless;" he asked. "To answer that question would be to tell you the story of my life," she re plied, "and that would not Interest you." Another few minutes on the yellow sands, a silent wnlk neross the green sward, mid they stood by the little side door from which I.ady Hilda generally went. Then he raised his hat and stood before tier with careless grace nml negli gence. Had she been u young queen he could not have treated her with greater respect, or more distantly. Hhe looked In his handsome face, longing that ho would speak to her iigaln thnt he would talk to her. Almost inclined to cry ot to him that she had never Keen any young innu like himself thnt she was more lonely than any other creature living; yet, child as sin. was, pride stnpivd the words on her lips. He bowed to her. "Let me advise you." he said, "not.to do this kind of thing ngaln. It Is very ro mantic, but very unsafe," She looked at him with gleaming eyes. "Should you know me now," she caked, "if you met mo again"." "No," ho answered. "It Is dark; I can not see your face. Now good-ulght, my little kinswoman." "Stay one moment," she said. "You nre Lord Dunhaven now, In my father's place, are you notV" "Yes," he nnswered, with n slight tinge of impatience. "It septus ttrnnge," sho said. "He lies dead and no one seems to care for him. You hare his title; nil that belonged to him goes to others. Yet no onq seems to give one 'thought of regret. Is it so al ways? Does nn ono over lovo or sorrow for the dcNid?" "You nsk me such strnngo questions," he replied. "As it rule, men dlo as they have lived. If they haw won love, or deserve it, It follows them In death." CHAI'THIl HI. Then came the day when the earl, In accordance with his own wish, expressed long before ho died, was burled In the churchyard of Hurst Sea. Few attended the funeral, tho rector, the doctor, the young earl, tho family solicitor, Mr, Pres ton; they nil returned to thu gloomy house when It was over, ''Of conr.se, reading tho will Is but n farce," said the young earl to his lady mother; "let us get it over quickly; this place gives mo the horrors." "Of course he has left you money; ho knew you had none," snld Lady Darel. "1 know for certain Hint ho had the free control of his Into wife's largo fortune, Some ono whs telling me thu other day that It was worth at least two hundred thousand pounds now." They wero Interrupted by n summons to tho library, where Mr. Preston nwulted them with tho Into earl's will in his hand. They were all startled when the door opened and Lady Hilda entered; they hud expeeted to see a child, for such sho was In the opinion or encu one, mil inn sieuuer girl, clad In a deep mourning dress, had lost something' of 'her girlish look. Her young face shone out, white and fright ened; tho sad, sweet eyes wero tilled with fear, and not oven tho faintest rose color nindo Its way Into those pnlo lips. Mr. Preston placed a chair for her, and then proceeded to unfasten the will. Ho was a lawyer, not given to sentiment; but something like pity stirred within him ns he looked at the desolute girl tho sad young face, the heavy, weary eyes. Then ho began to lead. The lato earl had in somo respects dono his duty, He had left handsome legacies to Joan" and Stephen Homes, his faithful followers; he had loft twenty pounds to Lady Darel, that sho'mlght buy n mourning ting. To his daughter, Hilda Dunhaven there was no protenso of culling her beloved to her he left thu wholo of her mother's fortune, on one condition that within twelve months after his death shu married his heir, Leonard, Knrl Dunhaven. If she refused to nwirry him within this stated time the money wns to bo divided between different chuiltnblo institutions, and she wns to have ono hundred n year for life; if sho consented to tho marriage and Lord Dunhaven reinseii ma consent, tho money 'vus to Hu by ut Interest mid descend to hl'.clilldren. In no cuso and under no circumstances was tho uiouey to belong to 'the young earl, Xbo lawyer read out, In till grave, deep voice, the words traced by tho dead carl'a hand. "Tell my daughter for me that there has been no pretense of love between lis; I wnn ted n son he came In his siead. The only way. It uppears to me, In which I can set matters right, Is by ordaining the mar riage of the man who Inherits my title with my daughter, who should, in strict justice, inherit her mother's money. I have o money of my own to leave, but by my own efforts I lime utmost doubled the fortune my wife left to me. lly these means the money and the title will go to gether. Tell my daughter from me that she must not refuse; that It she refuses, I shall not rest even in my grnvc " A sudden cry Interrupted him. Tho girl had sprung from her sent, mid stood be fore them with uplifted hands. "Not rest In his gravel" she cried. "Oh, what shall I do? Would he come back to me nil white and cold ns 1 saw him?" Her whole figure trembled with fenr; her white face quivered. Mr. Preston has tened to her nnd took the trembling hands iu bis. ".My dear young lady," he said, "pray calm yourself; those nre but Idle words, livery man rests in his grave, because it Is the will of heaven that he should do so. Ynu must have been terribly frightened." He saw that she was beside herself with fear. "I am frightened," she said. "Whcr ever I go, by day or by night, in darkness or light, I sco thnt face before me, white nnd cold." Then Lndy Darel rnso from her seat, and going to thu terrltled girl, sat down by her side. "Hilda." she said, "this is either cow nr'dlco or love of sensation. Moth nre quite unworthy of n Dnuhaveu; let us have no more of It. Ynu have interrupt ed the tending of tho-wlll." Her proud manner quletrd the young girl nnd subdued the rising hysteria. Tho lawyer continued: "I wish my daughter to mnrry lor1 Dunhaven on her seventeenth birthday; until then I wish her to reside with Lady Darel. During the yenr of her residence Lady Darel is to receive tho sum of threo thousand pounds for the expenses sho must Incur. I leave live hundred pounds for my daughter's trossenu, and rcient ngaln my urgent commnnd that In this matter sho obeys me." "Thnt Is nil," snld Mr. Preston, ns he folded up the papers, while the three most concerned looked bewildered nt each oth er. "The most chnrltablo thins we can say Is that the lato earl was mad," said Lord Dunhaven. CI1APTKU IV. The picture of the gloomy house, tho bare, tlhbed en ml, the dull, gray sea, went with Lady Hilda from the old life to the new; went with her to the end of her days; She stood on the morning of her departure from Hurst Sea. bidding fare well to the sen, her only living friend, The Journey from Hurst Sea to Imdon wns Lady Hilda's tlrst experience In life. Tills was the world then (lashing bright, gay of music and perfume, full of color und warmth, full of Inugliter and song this wns the world she had dtenmed of In ber gray, silent home. Then they reached London, and It was well for Lady Darel's peace of mind that surprise nnd astonishment had made tho young girl speechless. Thu vast sixe of the great city, the crowd of people, the endless line of lights, nil bewildered her nnd struck her dumb. Lady Darel began to congratulate herself on having taught her.charge something of good nimncrs nt Inst. She had seen Loudon, yet had tio questions to ask. Another week nnd Lady Hilda began to grow accustomed to her new life. Lnly Darel would have everything en regie for her. She purchased a very pretty nnd ex tensive wnrdrobu for her; she hired n fashionable lady's muld, thinking little mid curing less for the torture this must Inflict on her protege; she purehnsed a horse nml Insisted that shu should take riding lessons. She worked ns few girls work. Iu nfter life she called this her transition year. She passed from a lonely, miserable child hood Into u gay und brilliant girlhood. Shu was Industry itself; she rose nnd worked until it wns bite. Sho studied music nml drawing, site look lessons In dancing. Kveu Lady Darel, so dlllletilt to please, was compelled to prulso her, nnd say thnt she was doing well. One by one the mouths passed, nnd the great hope of her life had not come to her no one loved her. Sho wns urged ill ivnys by Lady Darel to remain in the drawing room when visitors came, so sho made many friends, but they were simply acquaintances of the hour., She liked some of them, mid disliked others; but no one hud said yet, "I love you, Illlila." Yet day by day, this longing for love'lncreas ed, Uetween herself nnd Lnily Darf there camo nn nrmed pence as for ex pecting lovo from that proud and stately lndy, she never ventured to think of It. The only person sho had seen yet whom she felt Inclined to love wns tho man whom ber father's will compelled her to marry. She bad never seen blm slneo they parted on the sands nt Hurst Sea, He had written to Lady Darel, telling her that he had gone to join somo friends ou a cruise to Norway, that be did not expect to return until tho year wns ended,-then lie should deeldo whether ho would go to Australia or remain in Kngland. Of ono thing ho was quite sure ho would never mnrry the Lndy Hilda Dtinhnveii. I.ady Darel said nothing of this to her young charge, who wondered day by day why sho did not seo the earl. She asked the question at last, and Lady Darel wus not sorry thnt she did so, "Where Is Lord Dunhaven?" sho said. "Why docs he not come to see youV" "My son has gone witli snmu friends to Norway," was tho brief reply; and oven that set her heart quite nt rest. She knew nothing of u lover s love, tills neglected girl; sho wove uo romance about the handsome earl; sho did not fancy her self In lovo with him; but ho had been kind to her, nml sho longed to see him again. He had iimde the only gleam of brightness In her life, nnd sho longed for home. Sho wns simple nml Innocent ns n ciiiiu. Sho never forgot thnt sho wns to marry him, but of married life sho'kuew nothing. Talk to her of love, she understood; she wns keenly olive, keenly sensitive; tulk to her of marriage, her Ideas wero all vagun mid unformed. Lady Darel was true to her trust, ns In her proud way she would bo truo to anything. Sho never tried to lullueueo tho girl; sho never men tioned tho marriage to her; In her own nillid she had not decided whether shu hud wished for It or not. Sho went to tho young girl's room nun morning. "Hilda, when nroyou seventeen?" "On the second of June, Lady Darel," was the answer. "My iuii comes homo on tho "Oth of May; then, I suppose, wo shall hnve this luminous settled, Havo you thought of It, Hilda?" Tho fair, girlish fnco drooped, whllo hot blushes cnuio over it. "I have thought of It, but it seems to me llku a dark dream from which I dread waking," sho replied, and Lady Darel snld no more; "dark dreams" were not In her Hue, (To ho continued.) Orout HtrlUes. "That singer has iiiado great strides lu the profession, hnsu't she?" "Yes, Indeed, Formerly, when sho received au encore, she sang; now she usually wulloa." Brooklyn Llf, UNSEATING M'KINLEY. How It Wim Accomplished by Con ttrcsfltiian Turner, of llenruln, On the Itli of Mn roll, nfter xlxteeti yi'iirn of Cotigrosedoiiul service, Henry (I. Turner, of Ouorgln, wns retired to private life. As tltu Clmlt'iiinn of tho Committee on Klcctlotw In tin: Homo lie Hindu u record for nblllly und fulr dealing that hits never been equaled before, or since ills Incumbency In thnt position. It wiih while serving on that coniinlttou thnt he made one of Ills most notable achievement In his Congressional ca reerone thnt happened so long ngo that most of the people have forgotten It writes it correspondent of thu At lanta Journal. It wiih to unseat William McKlnlcy, Jr., of Ohio," who beeiiine President of the United .States on the tiny Mr. Tinn er retired from public life, und put In his place Iu Congress it Democrat by the inline of Jonutlinii Wnllncc. This occurred In the Forty-eighth Congress, when Mr. Turner wns serv ing his second Congressional term, nml his llrst term nx Clinlriiinn of the Com mittee on Elections, nnd It wns per haps tho beginning of the spclndht rep utation to which he has no added In succeeding Congresses, McKlnlcy was n member of the Forty-seventh Congress, nml had served on the Wnj'H ami Menus Committee. He was nn engaging, courteous gentleman then, us hu Is now, popular with the Dcmocrifts on his committee nml in the House. In the Forty-eighth Congress he wns given a certificate of election by the (Jovernor of Ohio, as on the face of the returns he had n majority of seven votes over his Democratic opponent, n man us little known then as now. The returning boards In McKlnley's district wero In the hands of the lie publicans, and through the misspelling of Wallace's name numbers of the bal lots of Illiterate voters woru thrown out it Htilnelont number, nccordltig to the evidence, to show thnt Wnllace was rightfully entitled to thu seat. At least It was clear to Turner's mind that this was so, nml he brought In a report as Cliiilriiinn of the commit tee declaring thnt McKlnlcy should be un seated. The lending Itcpnbllciiii on the com mittee wns Representative Itanney, of Massachusetts, reckoned us one of the finest lawyers of the House. Itutincy brought In the nihility report signed by the Hepiildlcuns und by Representative Hoblnson, of Kentucky, u Deiiiocrutlc member of ability nml force. Thero wns a comfortable Democratic majority In this House, ami ordinarily there would luivo been little doubt about turning out n Hepubllcnii, but such wns 'McKlnley's hold on the lend ing Democrnts of the House bis col leagues on the Ways and Menus Com mittee Hint this case soon became one of great Congressional Interest, If not national Importance. McKlnlcy not only hnd Ihe speeches of Itiinuey und the other leading lie publicans of the House inude In bis be- litilf, but some or the most famous Democrats of that time entered his lists and sought to retain lilui In his seat. Such House Democrats as Itogcr Q. Mills, now u Senator from Texas, mid the author of the famous "Mills hill;" Frank Hunt, of Ohio, the best talker the House over knew, and the great exemplar of free trade; J. ('. S. lllack burn, recently u Senator from Ken tucky, then In the prime of his life tlery und eloquent; Dorsheliner, of Now York, big in body nml big In brain a member of tho Ways nnd Means Com mittee ex-Lleiiteuaut (inventor und adviser of Samuel .1, Tlldeti; and Phil Thompson, now a well-known charac ter In Washington-then a member of the House from Kentucky all took up the cudgels for McKlnlcy ami Hindu speeches In his hehnlf on the tloor. Against the formidable list wns pit ted Turner, of Georgia, serving his sec ond term in Congress. With that fidel ity and care wblcji has ciiaracterlxed Ills Congressional career, Mr. Turner muilo himself master of every detail of the case. The evidence wns at his fingers' tips, nml, with the precedents of the United States Congress, the Ilritlsh Parliament und of all .legisla tive bodies that might have a bearing ou the case thoroughly fixed In his mind ho commenced his argument. Tho Georgian wus practically on trial, nnd his fettle rose nt tho opposi tion to his report by these leading Democrats. It was freely predicted be fore ho spoke that these leaders would secure enough votes to have McKlnlcy keep his Neat. For uinro than an hour Turner spoke, nml during that tlmo he held the House spellbound by his logic and eloquence. One after the other he demolished the tirgumeiits of the llepubllciiiis and Deiiiocrats, ami when hu bail llnlsbed he had won his equirs and uu ovation from his listeners. So powerful nml convincing was iHF 'SB d'lsiiiiii. iilsiiiiiiiiiH DsHHHHIIIIIIBMsislllllllllllllHsk:' '-?iIH The Place to Get the Best Suit of Clothes in Chicago -IM FRANK A. ROSE'S Fashionable Tailoring Parlors, Southeast Cor. Dearborn and Adams Sts, The finest stock of imported goods in the city. Frank A. Rose has had twenty-four years' experience in the trade as a cutter, He can please the most fastidi out Give him a trial. Turner's speech that McKlnlcy was immediately unseated, ami the only Democratic votes bo received were those of Mills, Hnrd, Hlackliiiiti, Dor slicltiier, Thompson nnd Uoblnson the six who liad spoken In his behalf. Against this Oeorglnn serving his second term these Democratic lenders could control no votes except their own. BAZIN'S FAILURE. Ills Hotter Fhli linen Not Como Up to Antlclpntlonn of Its Maker, In the summer of last year mechan icians, shipbuilders, sea fa ring men and the general public were lit ecstasies of excitement over n new Invention which wns to revolutionize the naval art and solve the problem of transatlantic rapid transit. This Invention took the form of a "roller steamboat." It wns first con ed veil of some two or threu years ago by M. Krnest Itur.ln, n distinguished French engineer. Not until last Au gust, however, wns he nhle to launch a tentative vessel built according to his spcclllcatlons. The Herald nt the time fully de scribed this ship, which ts mimed after the inventor. To recapitulate briefly, It Is a large rectangular Iron box, about 1'JO feet In length, 40 feet wide and S feet high. It Is mounted ou six lenticular disks or rollers thirty feet In diameter, nnd sunk In the water ten feet, while the lower tloor of the box Is nt an uqttal distance from the level of the witter. Iu the sides of the box Is the machinery, which Is of 750-horso power. This sets In motion a screw and the rollers. In the upper part of the vessel, between the disks, which pierce the box ami ex tend beyond It about seven feet, are comfortable cabins. This strange look ing vessel litis n displacement of "W tons. M. liuzlii predicted that his ship would hnve n speed of sixty miles an hour, or a mile n minute. Now, such n speed as that would Indeed create a revolution. The fastest express trains on the con I Incut could not exceed It. The fastest transatlantic steamer can hardly do half as well. At this rate Paris would be only four days distant from New York.-nml It might be possl ble to circumnavigate the world In n little less than a month. Well, the launch wns effected In due time on August 1. 1SWI, nt the Cecil dockyards, on the Seine. A vast ciowd gathered, there were speeches and re joicings ami general wonderment, but It was not until Inst week that thestrungu craft wtis ready for the limit test, Thu experiments are still under way nt Koucn. Alusl they do not so fur carry out thu sanguine expectations of the designer. Instead of sixty miles nil hour, Krnest Ha.ln could barely make a do.eit. Instead of being a grey hound, It was u sloth. This failure Is due to many reasons. The chief of these, and the one which touches the very principle of the Invention, Is In the lack of speed In the rollers. M. Ilaxlit had made the mistake of Imagining that a low rate of power would stitllce to move tho rollers, and thnt to conquer their vis Inertia he had calculated on an average of tlfty-lmrse power to every axle. He had lost sight of the fact that every one of the three axles carries one-third of tho weight of the upper part of the entire structure, or say a little over 100 tons. Further, the trial trips have proven that the rotation of thu rollers entailed thu additional weight, through ad herence of a large volume of water, and a considerable loss of power In conse quence. M. lla.ln had hoped to rem edy this defect by rubber paddles, whoso olllcu was to beat back the waters, but It needs no great mechan ical knowledge to recognize that these paddles worked somewhat like brakes upon tho wheel of a caninge. The pow er of the machinery was tilplcd, but Iu doing this their weight was also tripled. The result was too great an Immersion of thu ship. Now thu original calcula tions had called for a displacement or one-third of their diameter as thu high est limit of effective working. This limit being passed by the lucrenso In weight the situation seems to bo hope less. New York Herald. Huincd. Proprietor Wliut nro you ttiklng bnck, there? Walter Customer sent this steak buck; says ho couldn't eat It, Proprietor (examining It) Take It back to him nt once and tell hint he'll have to pay for It. Wo can never use it ngaln; he tins bent It till out of shape. -Plck-Me-Up. Contempt of Court- "That wheel, JudK" snld the victim of the bicycle thief, "was the finest ou the market " "Stop," cried the Judge. "I'll flue you $10 for contempt, This court rides the finest wheel on the market." Philadel phia North American. A-'X'- Weaver WHOLESALE COAL AND COKE TMflA.IIV OFFICE: 40th Street and Wentworth Avenue. TELEPHONE YARDS 708. City Office: 802 Marquette Building. TELEPHONE MAIN 180. 8. PfiABOOV, Prtsldent. M. u. kOnINi ON, Via PmkUat. Peabody Coal Company, Anthracite and OR Officii 103 Dearborn 8t. I Foot N. Markot CHICAGO, ILL. W. P. RIND. W. P. REND & CO., Hard and Soft Coal and Coke. Proprietors of Cars, Owners and Operators of Minos. LAUREL HILL MINES AND COKE WORKS, Allegheny County, Pa. PHENIX MINE. Athene County. Ohio. WILLOW GROVE MINES, STAR MINE, Waihlngton County, Pa. JACKSONVILLE MINE, Athene County, Ohio. SUNDAY CREEK MINES, Perry County, Ohio. REISSINO MINES. Washington County, Pi. ORIAR RIOQE MINI, Gloucester, Oil. General Offices: 119 Dearborn Street. Tolophouo XtCalxx 4 a a. I0UTH SIDE YARD8: 4019 8oulh Haltted 81., Telephone Yards 858. WE8T SIDE YARDS: Peoria and Klnzie Sli.. Telephone Main 4239. Elizabeth and Klnzie Streets. TEAMING DEPARTMENT: 27 South Water St., Telephone Main 2911 liltaf k Lett Glial Co, TELEPHONE 5049 Main. MINERS AND Shipping Docks, N. Haisted and H. Branch Sts. H. O. LOOMII, President. COAL ILLINOIS STONE COMPANY, Dimension and Rubble Stone. QUARRIES AT LEMONT. Hail Office and Yard, Corner Loier aid U Streets. TELEPIIOMJ CANAL 1UO. NORTH SIDE YARDS, Elston Ave, One Block North of Division. Telephone West 601. TtXEPHONt, HENRY E. BRANDT, Paints and Wall Paper, 446 & 448 Lincoln Avenue. Painting;, Faperhanffinfr and Deooratingr. WMmiIi; It. t.llmfkU Aft, Mr. Uattli Aft, TVr$SW Coal Co., J. D. ADAMS. Treasurer. C. J. QKAV, Secretary. Bituminous Coal DOCKS AXD MAIM I. WALKER JOHN T. CONNERY, Manager. SHIPPERS OP Main Office, 1 226 Stock Exc, 1 10 LaSalie St. J. A. HOOAN, Seo. and Oen. Manager. ...CHICAGO. LAKK VIEW l. 't'i&'Jrtfr a,,y -,h. . j.'tf,'iAH-',iaaaai.C.. i-i t,-l'fa"'-,'tt-.".-attvr.ir.J'.-'t-Jlt.'ii...'-L.