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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
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
"He did lint lovo mo," said the girl,
"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
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
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.
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
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."
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
"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
"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
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,
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
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
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
d'lsiiiiii. iilsiiiiiiiiiH
The Place to Get the Best Suit of Clothes in Chicago
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
$10 for contempt, This court rides the
finest wheel on the market." Philadel
phia North American.
40th Street and Wentworth Avenue.
City Office: 802 Marquette Building.
8. PfiABOOV, Prtsldent.
M. u. kOnINi ON, Via PmkUat.
Peabody Coal Company,
Anthracite and
OR Officii
103 Dearborn 8t. I Foot N. Markot
W. P. REND & CO.,
Hard and Soft Coal and Coke.
Proprietors of Cars, Owners and Operators of Minos.
PHENIX MINE. Athene County. Ohio.
JACKSONVILLE MINE, Athene County, Ohio.
SUNDAY CREEK MINES, Perry County, Ohio.
REISSINO MINES. Washington County, Pi.
ORIAR RIOQE MINI, Gloucester, Oil.
General Offices: 119 Dearborn Street.
Tolophouo XtCalxx 4 a a.
I0UTH SIDE YARD8: 4019 8oulh Haltted 81., Telephone Yards 858.
WE8T SIDE YARDS: Peoria and Klnzie Sli.. Telephone Main 4239.
Elizabeth and Klnzie Streets.
TEAMING DEPARTMENT: 27 South Water St., Telephone Main 2911
liltaf k Lett Glial Co,
5049 Main.
Shipping Docks,
N. Haisted and H. Branch Sts.
Dimension and Rubble Stone.
Hail Office and Yard, Corner Loier aid U Streets.
Elston Ave, One Block North of Division.
Telephone West 601.
Paints and Wall Paper,
446 & 448 Lincoln Avenue.
Painting;, Faperhanffinfr and Deooratingr.
WMmiIi; It. t.llmfkU Aft, Mr. Uattli Aft, TVr$SW
Coal Co.,
J. D. ADAMS. Treasurer.
C. J. QKAV, Secretary.
Bituminous Coal
Main Office,
1 226 Stock Exc, 1 10 LaSalie St.
Seo. and Oen. Manager.
't'i&'Jrtfr a,,y -,h. . j.'tf,'iAH-',iaaaai.C.. i-i t,-l'fa"'-,'tt-.".-attvr.ir.J'.-'t-Jlt.'ii...'-L.

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