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sh ITegs^re, D-C > JVEL. bcihL ?. ?infer. CASTELAR.) J ROKXRT BONNEH'i SONf.) too, and just worshiped bim. I don't knoT what has become of poor Henri ]f[e c?-"-""D-l A KC IuV ?rs. Sliza :sAEr.LL.A <Ccf*r.'tL? IH'i ?nl Xt9?, fc; CHAPTER XV. , CONTINUED. Passionate, ami rierce in her passions as an angry child, but superlicial and changeable, she was already regretting that she had not remained nt Mary Hamilton's, in order that she might have learned something more of this man who was and yet was not her Carlos?the one being in the world who had ever made a lasting impression on her shallow nature. 4'And yet, why should I weep?" she exclaimed presently. "If he is Carlos, he cares no more for me. He will not acknowledge me; and if he is not Carlos, why, then he is dead long years ago, and I wept for him tben; and I weep for him always when I remember. Bnt of what avail? It only spoils my eyes and gives me a red face. I will wait! I will wait and see! If it is Carlos Well, perhaps I can compel-him to remember!" Olive Gaye answered nothing: but she listened and thought, and every word sank into her memory. The carriage rolled on rapidly, and Miss Gaye's thoughts, as she reviewed the events of the past few weeks, moved even more quickly, -while the tears and murmurs of Mrs. Helmholtz presently subsided entirely. The acquaintance of Olive with the beautiful Lady of the Fan, as she had called her in her thoughts, was one of those incidents which seemed to justify the girl's reliance on fate. She had desired intensely to learn something of the stranger and, if possible, to know her personally ; and for several days after the night at the opera she liarl made inquiries in every direction, but had failed to trace the ob ject oi tier tnougnis, xui, one evouiug, her uucle, in whose family she Jived, said: "An amusing thing happened to me to-day. A gentleman came into the office to usk me if I could tell him where he could get a fan mended. It was a beautiful affair of lace and mother-of-pearl, and I was amused by his anxiety about it. His excuse for coming to me was that he was a stranger in New York, and, as I am his banker, he came to me for adviie. I gave it; but my advice was that J'.e should buy a new fan and throw the old one away. That, he .said, was what he had wished to do; but madame, his wife, would have no new fan: nothing but the broken one, mended, would serve. And when I subsequently saw the lady, I didn't wonder that a man might be willing to do silly things to please her. I never taw such a beauty!" "Ob, uncle," exclaimed Olive, "I think I know about that fan; nud the lady is a beauty, as you say. Tell me all you know about them. I will call on the lady, if you know her address, and have her fan mended. There will be a poetic fitness about it, for Bertha Saxton and myself are responsible for the breaking the fan." And Miss Gaye gave her uncle a brief but highly colored description of the incident at the opera. "Well, yes, Olive. I suppose you may call on Mr,**. Helmholtz?Von Helmholtz, the name really is. but it makes it harder to say; and he has a baronet's cornet or crown, or whatever it is called, engraved on his card. As a rule, I don't like that kind of foreigner; but the man has first-rate letters, and I think he's a good fellow, except a little crazy about his wife and very jealous. I think you may call, however." "Thanks, uncle; I sha}}," said Olive. And before the next day she had made the acquaintance of Mrs. Helmholtz, and by the end of the week they were intimate friends. Like most of Olive Gaye's friendships the intimacy was all on one side; she listened while the other talked. It did not take this shrewd young woman very long to fill the spaces in the conversation of Mrs. Helmho bz; but ohe asked no direct question. Tn the first place, it was always possible that minrlif n At. La o o _ UilVVV ^UVOVIWUU v MW %/\J MU swered; and, besides, her passion for dramatic effect prompted her to "set the stage" in such a way that the actors could not help taking up thp cues and making the proper effect. Her success in the scene just enacted at the house of Mary Hamilton delighted her. "He is a cool hand," she thought, "the Honorable Clarence. If I had not felt the shock go through him when he first saw Celestine, his effrontery would have imposed on me. What is the mystery between th^m? But I need not aBk. Celestine is wild to tell me all about it and I need only wait till we are alone in her room Ah, here we are at the house. She inusl; pay the carriage. I have forgotten my pocketbouk. I have such a memory! Ha! Ha! I always do forget my pocketbook." CHAPTER XVI. t A TELL-TALE PHOTOGRAPH. Mrs. Helmholtz amply justified Olive Oaye's anticipations, and by a judicious question occasionally and patient listening, she soon knew the mind of this superficial but fascinating young woman. "it is seven years nince I first met Carlos Mendoza," she said, "and I loved him from the hour I beheld him, b? I shall love the memory of him to the last moment of my life. He loved me, too; I shall always believe that in ?-pite of everything?though he deceived me about our marriage, but I believe he was deceived about that, too? i have good reason for thinking that. Carlos thought the man who married r.s was really a priest; and if lie j ta<l liveil he would have made me his wife truly and lawfully. Of course, 11 had no one to fight for me, like you i happy American grrla witn*fathers j and brothers, no one but a half-crazy J adopted brother, who was not any relation to me at all. But he was good, Henri was?..nd no sister ever had a truer brother; he believed in Carlos, van xassei; out 11 ue is sun anve, ue would fight for my rights against Carlos or any man. But Carlos is dead, of course, although that Mr. Stanley is so like him that he has made me lose my wits almost; and even if he were still alive, it would be no use now, for I am married to the Baron Von Helmholtz?and he is so jealous. If Carlos has come to life again he would kill us both. Tell me, cherie: Do you think it 2"?ossible that iu all the world two people should be so much alike as my Carlos and this Honorable Clarence?" "It is certaiuly singular and unusual,'' said Olive, in a meditative manner; "but, as Miss Hamilton said, ; 'there have been cuch cases.' If your Carlos is dead, and you say that you saw him dead, that seems to settle it.;' "Oh, Diem! Yes, I saw him! I kissed his cold lips and his golden , hair and held his dear head against : my heart!" exclaimed the excitable J creature, and in a moment sue was w eeping frantically and wringing her hands. , j Olive waited for this paroxysm to ] wear itself out, and then said calmly: ! "Can yon tell me how it happened?" : "It was a quarrel over cards 1" < sobbed Mrs. Helmholtz. "In that 1 part of the world it is mostly quarrels ! over cards. It was in a mining-town < in California. Henri yan Tassel (nay i brother, I always called him; I should ] have told you that I was a poor waif, ! picked up on the plains by another ] French-Canadian family, who were ' making their way from Montreal to < California across the continent, more than twenty years ago)?well, Henri, 1 | Carles and myself had just Reached ] this mining-town, where we were going to give our show. It consisted of 1 of sleight-of-nand ^tricks, singing and 1 dancing. I did the singing and danc- ] ing, of course: and as I was beautiful ] , ?more beautiful than I am now, for I ] | was only seventeen?always had ! Dig nouses ana plenty 01 money. . The entertainment -was called 'Professor Van Tassel's Wonders - of Magic;' bnt I was the seal magic, and it was to see xae -danoe that people came. But Henri supposed they came to see his wonders of mesmerism and thought-reading and all such nonsense, because he was quite crazy on that subject and believed every word of it himself. After I left him, I guess he found out his mistake. It was at one of our shows that Carlos first saw me, and then he came every night. He was oply ahcow-boy, but his father had belonged to the real Spanish aristocracy; his name was Mendgza, and there is a wonderful treasure belonging to the Mendoza family hidden somewhere in California. That was what attracted Carlos to our show. He had heard of the mesmerism and clairvoyance and all that stuff, and he thought if there waB any truth in it he migfct find out something through me; but he soon saw that 1 was a fraud in that way, though he declared I was a perfect witch to him and had the magic of beauty, which was the only magic any man ever wanted in a womaD. "Ah, mon Di^ul How he made love to me, and how I loved him! We had been married nearly a year, when we reached the -mining-town on the night I am going to tell yon of; the show was over, and we had just raked in the dust?I mean the money?you see how it takes me back to' those days! And I was waiting for Carlos. I was waiting for him in anger, too, for I had learned by this time that the man who had married us was not a real priest, and I was going to compel Carlos to do me justice or else never see me again; and he would have done it, too, for I had a bag of gold, and Mendoza loved the yellow dust more than he loved me or God or even himself. But he came no more ?ah, never more. It was Henri and two other men that came before daylight in the morning, and laid down before me the bleeding corpse of my Carlos, stabbed through the heart ' with his own dagger that was still in the wound?grand THeu! But I am nearlv mad at the thoucht! Could I have seen his murderer then, the same knife had killed him, too, but I never saw him; none had seen him, aud none had seen the.quarrel but Henri; only these three had been in the room, and Carlos had brought death on himself, for he ,had cheated at the cards, and if the whole camp had been there none would have interfered; for to cheat at cards, that was a capital crime. Well, we fled away in the early dawn, and we could not even bury his body; but 1 saw him dead, Olive. Ah, cherie! Dead, dead, though I saw him no more, for the dagger had gone through his heart till you could have t-ouched the point on the other side! But I couldn t remember all tnat to-nignt, in a moment, when I seemed to see him face to face again, alive and well before me. The first time, that night at the opera, I forgot to think at all ; i it was as if I had met his spirit in a ] dream. Then I began to remember; ( an.l as he was so far away and I might j be deceiving myself. I afterward per- ? suaded myself it must have been a t strange, wonderful resemblance. And ] then I forgot once more and thought i of my Carlos wheu I did think of him i as dead, cold and ghastly, as I had j seen him. To think of him so is very ] dreadful, therefore I try not to think < of him at all. That is why, whe:a I . saw this Air. Clarence Stanley, I v-as so overwhelmed?I forgot?and il ' | seemed to me I saw once more my | Carlos alive before me!" j ] i Olive Gave was an attentive lis- 1 tener. not only because of her interest < in the story, but because of the 1 light it shed on the narrator'e character. There was a mixture of deep t feeling and utter heedlessness in this $ fair specimen ?f humanity that proved : lier quite a new lype of woman, a1' least to Olive. "It must be a most remarkable I resemblance,v sbe said. ,-l was ai j first inclined to agree with you, and J think that your first husband had beerfor some reaeon masquerading unde) a new name. But having listened 10 your story, I have to conclude, as you do, that it must be a very extraordinary but not at all impossible re semblance. Now that you iiave told me the name of your Carlos, it is easy i. a- n ,1 Ar.. i 9.. enougii 10 uuuexomuu. im , oiamey s i family is related in some way to a Spauish family of Mendozas, and these family resemblances are often quite marvelous, and in the most distant cousins they are sometimes as great as between twin-brothers or sisters." "Are they so?" asked Celestine, with the wondering simplicily of a child. "I never heard of it; bnt. of course, that would quite account foi the whole mystery." Olive regarded her for a moment with c positive feeling of envy; her in genuouuness was so perfect and apparently genuine. "You ought to have remained on the stage," sbe thought. ''It is no wonder you were a valuable feature in the professor's 'show.' " But aloud she said: "And what became of your brother? Did he also mourn for the loss of this wonderful Carlos?" "Oh, poor Henri? Yes! He w^s never the same again. I never kuew. what to make of him at all, but now be beepme more and more queer. Then he took to drink, and he used to be quite crazy with it, calling'on me to forgive him, and saying he had brought ruin and shame on the little sister he loved?I never knew what he meant. But sometimes I thought he felt remorse because he couldn't savo Carlos fi-nm +Vin man tthn killed him. At last [ couldn't stand it afay longer, and I ran away. There was lots of money, rod as it .had been earned mostly through me of course I took it. But [ kneNv Henri ldved me like the best jf brothers, and that he would have searched the whole world through to find me if he thought I was alive. So [ fixed things so he would believe I iiad killed myself rather than live without Carlos?and sometimes now I sven wish I had." "Oh, don't say sol" exelaimcd Olive. "You are happy now, and Mr. Iielmiioltz is a devoted husband." "Yes?yes, too devoted," said the baron's wife, pettishly. "If oDly he wouldn't be so jealous, but sometimes tie fancies that Carlos isn't dead at all, rod he just all but drives me crazy [f he knew I had mistaken this Mi Stanley for "my first husband?ah, Dieu! His life wouldn't be safe from tiim. I must never see that Honorable Clarence again?because you see I 1 4- 4s\r* Viim an/7 4Vio "Rarrm trnn Helmholtz is a good Husband. No man has ever loved me so truly, and just the same from the moment I first met him. It was in London, and I ivks on the way to Paris. You see I knew I was half French, and I wanted bo .get to my mother's country. Well, tie took me there, and he married me before all the world?he has spent a fortune to educate me and make a lady jf me?he would dress me in cloth-of;old and cover me with diamonds? there is nothing he wouldn't do to please me, and if you think, dearest Olive, that I am not grateful, then you lon't know me at all. But I do wish tie wouldn't plague me with his jealous fancies, and I think I had better never jee that' Honorable Clarence any more." 4'I quite think so, too," said Olive, "and I'm sure Polly Hamilton will be jntirely of the same opinion. You are too awfully handsome for any girl to like the idea of having you mistake aer fiance for a former husband. As ;o tH'e Honorable Clarence himself, well, I don't believe any man could Jee you oiten wunoui ianmg iu iwb ivith you, and that would bo no end jf trouble in this case. Oh, by the way, let me show you this photograph." And she caught up a reticule which she had tossed into the nearest chair on entering the room. "I have only recently met Mr. Stanley himself, but I knew his family juita well when I was in England. I bad a letter to-day from one of the family." While she spoke, she had drawn | from the reticule a large envelope, jontaining a letter and a photograph, rhe latter she suddenly placed directly before the eyes of Mrs. Helmioltz, who, although she had been prepared for the picture, could not restrain a slight cry of mingled surprise ind delight. TO BE CONTINUED. Tunnel Made by a Dojr. A Baltimore dog early one morning iesccnded into the cellar to watch for rats. No further notice was taken of iiim until the next morning, when the ooj of the house heard the dog whining. He weni into the cellar andfound i pile of sand, but no dog. Then he went into the yard, and tracing the sound, he removed five or six bricks from the pavement and pulled out his pet. A careful inspection revealed ;hat the dog had dug under the foun- j lation of the houseJn the sand,which | j ad caved in on him. Finding do | jther means of escape, he dug up to ! ;he surface of the sideyard, a distance j h seven feet, ana was pushing np tne jricks wh?n discovered. He was greatly exhausted, having been nearly :wenty-six hours under ground. Tecullur Klre or, a Ship. A peculiar case of fire on shipboard was that which damaged the bark Anuie Stafford, at Dieppe, France, relently. The vessel carried as ballast jfty tons of flint stone. While lying tlongside the wharf the vessel pitched md rolled and this produced friction 3et\veen tho stones, causing sparks ,c which ignited the ceiling. As the jark had previously carried cargoes of petroleum, the interior woodwork was naturally in fine condition for taking ire, and a damaging blaze was the ie-. suit. .,JBl $ Why Cnbnn Foundling* Are All Vaides, a Spanish official, regime, said that he n iiilifcrWpji nj I bis name behind him in QmSL,Midad? eordingly he ordered that every&andr ling should be given the surname Valdes. As tbe order was not f >d until long after he cease^Ato -JtiSj ( governor-general, the name Yaldes 1^ iow extremely common in Cuba 00000000000000000000000000 3 ffiis Year's National [[cnvtnticns ? M"t in Splendid ?aditnriun:s. g y Details About tt-e Reputtican, Derccraiic 2 3 a'ici Popul'St Gatherings. g Bgcjoooqooqooogooooooooooqo Fiual arrangements for the political aational conventions which will sigaalize this year have been made. The Republicans will meet in Philadelphia on June 19th, the Democrats will gather at Kansas City on July 4th and REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVE tie Populists will decide their plan of [ campaign at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on May 9th. The main Philadelphia Export Exposition Building, in which/the Republican National Convention of 1900 will be held, is buil^ of structural steel and briofc, with plaster- lacing 3nd staff ornamentations. It will,- at a'comparatively. dmaU cost.be converted into a convention hall that will seat several thousand persons. The G. X. WISWEMi, SEKGEANT-AT-ABHS REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONTENTION. arcades and connecting buildings are mostly of wood, with fcrick walls, so that the three connected bnildings make one mammoth exhibition hall of 1000 feet in length by 400 feet in width. The entire area of the main building is 167,200 square feet. It ih divided into six sections, which can be readily converted irto one vast auditorium, the length of which, instead of extending north and south, INTERIOR OF CONVENTIO! is at present, will, with the side wall taken out and the hall enlarged, extend east and weat. The body of the hall will seat 2000 persons. The numbw of delegates and alternates will be more than 1800. That leaves room on the main floor for 200 persons?deputy sergeant-atarms, doorkeepers and guests. Rising on three sides of the hall are tiers of seats which will hold 1000 guests more. The stage could bo made to accommodate say 200 to 300 persons. But the committee hope to seat COO newspaper correspondents, as well as the officers of the convention ttJUU UlDUU^ uiougu The sergeant-at-arms snffers most under the new order of things. He will be bombarded with applications for tickets which he cannot fill, and every delegate is going to hold him responsible for Lis disappointment/ The sergeantat-arms will be overran with applications for appointment, because a badge will admit the wearer to the floor of the ball. When he tries,to St 10,000 visitors &nd clamoring citizens into 500 seats he wi]l find his office most uncomfortable. The organized bodies waich attend national conventions willvbe bitterly disappointed in the Convention Hall arrangements at Philadelphia. Their favorite performance ia to march into a hall headed by a brass belnd and j ! 1111 "nil INTERIOR OP HALL WHERE TH with banners flying. There 'will be I not room at Philadelphia for ai.y Jtn-asp band exo6pt the one hired, to , fill the pMMB bet?*|n tfei speeches'. Georee N, Wisifcin who has been appointed sergeant-at-arme of the Re- | publican National Convention, is a! man of acknowledged ability for organization and executive work. In the handling of political conventions he is already experienced, having been assistant sergeant-at-arms of the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1888, at Minneapolis in 1892 and in St. Lonis in 1896. Mr. Wiswell is a Wisconsin man by birth, and is now forty-eight years old. Convention Hall, Kansas City, where the National Democratic Con vention will be neia July 4tn, is siturn 111111^ NTION^HALL, PHILADELr^! '' ated at Thirteenth and Central streets, four blocks from the retail district of the city. It has beeD classed by travelers as one of the largest and most perfectly constructed auditoriums in existence. J.ce UUllUlUg wua erectcu m u i/uoi | ^JTF^T^DEMOCRATIC NAT] of $225,000, which was raised entirely by public subscription. It occupies - -* ? J qi i u_ nn/i ;? U piece Ui (J1UUUU Jit uv icew ah extent, is two stories high and is bnilt of native stone, cream brick ?nd terra cotta. The first 6tory jb of the Renaissance style of architecture, and the second story is of Peristyle form, with groups and columns. The building is of bridge construction, without a column, the roof being supported by great ?teel girders that span its 200 feet of breadth. Its general seating arrangement is modeled j ^ ^ i f' ^ SIOUX FAI.t.9 mittee rooms, which^ theft rate street entrauqes. The building has no.stairwayst Jfhe "upper seafi^gB being reached -by means of inclided: planes^8|p4r?te exits are ueetl for ll\t 11 Sli E REX UBLICANS WILL MEET. the balpooitis and roof garden, ami it is estimated that the half can be I emptied^ the irate of 5000 people a teintife.>: Convention Hall has. sin:e its dedi-11 ' cation, a year ago, housed some of the ' largest audiences that ever gathered under roof in this country. Its acoustic properties have received especial praise. Hon. William J. Bryan, wtua last June addressed the Head Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America in the hall, said later: "It is hard to conceive how Convention Hall could be improved upon for the purposes of large public gatherings." Maurice Gran, whose grand opera company sang mere ^November last tc record-breaking grand opera house audiences, said: "It is a wonderful structure, com plete iu all its appointments, and hae no equal in America," while DwigUt L. Moody, the evangelist, who a month later faced in this hall some of the largest crowds that he had ever addressed, said from the platform: "I came one thousand miles to find the best hall I have ever spoken in." The leading hotels of the city are | the Coated, the Baltimore, the Midland, the Savoy, the Victoria and the Washington, .all of which are located from three to ten. blocks distant from the hall. Tfce Coates, which has always been Mr..Bryan's stopping place, will, it is said, be made the headquarter of the National Committee. The accompanying illustration shows the Sioux -Falls auditorium, which has a seating iciapacifcy of about 5000. Had it not been for this building, which in the laTggst of the kind j iu South Dakota, Siflaj* Palls would I not have been able totsgjapture the national convention of th$Popnlist party, iJlV v' ? ' . H ^ [ONAL CON VEN_y^^BsAS CITY. which will be '^efcL9ra9. On Majl '23 the Republican*$^Ejouth Dakota will also hold their|Bfcfc-convention in Sioux Falls for taj^HDpse oi nominating a CongressiojiMaSfcateticket and selecting delega^Bo^he Bepublican National ConytHpli at'Pkiladelphia. The audi torknew building. Not until afteflp delegation ot Sioux Falls ru8tlers|?th?fali of 1898, succeeded in oaptnrafetiiieconvention of the National Creamery-Buttermakers' Association was.the. construction of the building dajjded upon. The structure is well arranged and is complete in all its dataHs. ft Franklin the Printer. Franklin's *?tirement from active printing did not lessen his interest in his trade, and'every possible improvement in the art received attention from him. * Nothing proved better the prfnjfaJr's attachment for his calling than an amnsement of his dnriug his diplomatic iiervice in France. In his own home he set up a press and types, all of which he or his servants cast, and with them occasionally printed little bagatelles acd skits Kwriuug unu iii9 .terialfl, consisting j of ^ fonts," lie kept wia^itte'^e^uired for plowing,? ao^jriill 'of^ieects.iauid noxious insects, wU^t^^^^^ad'/rdeTottr tiie crdj?s. Xi&^y>eigkt jK>r: cent, of the land .sown' is devoted to the :gfowt^^:fBierd&!9, and too little of it -fcn?~ TI-. - Iffaa) I iu . : yi v? btliy. .\JUV bb?ti^^;to-(ogr icult u r e are the oboe rtaiaty of seasons and the impossibility 0?competing with each countries & America, Russia and India, where laad'iii ;ftb]oxi()ant^and, in the lasf two at least,. labor ia cheap.?dhainbers'f 490 Strokes to Hiftve n M?n. "It is Wonderful how many razcfr strokes we'take dnriog a day," said a barber in oife of the Jarger downtown shops. "Did yon ever, figure .np on it?" t "Yes. I've been taking np an aver-, age for the last three weeks," replfed the barber, "aad I've surprised my self with the figures. I find I average 490 strokes of the razor for each vx&n shaved. I took 1028 strokes on one man, and several of my customers who have stiff beards inn up 700 and 800 strokes. Then there are tender faces that I shave only once over, and they take, perhaps, only 250 strokes. I shave on the average twenty-one and a half tuen a day. One day I shaved thirly-seven and another only fourteen."?New York Mail and Express. More than 20,000 Parisians earn j Llioir liviucr as fortune-tellers. * ?C WOMEN AND WAR WORK. Uniform Cloaks Designed lror the I?e<2 Cross Nurse. The Red Cross nurses who were sent to South Africa for the Imperial Yeo- M manry Hospital were provided by the 9 authorities with a uniform cloak of iT -A 'tl REGULATION RED CROSS CLOAK. . 3 dark blue, having a red-lined hoodThis is for the purpose of protecting the nurses against the extreme' chilli- _ . neaa of the night when they have to run to and fro from the tents. lor this reason the hood is made so that ' --- ? - -1.1- u 11 Call 06 quickly mruivu uvoi tus u?u. A picture of this cloak is here shown. This hospital is the largedp hospital ever sent out of England by public subscription, and ia?$>e principally to the indefatigatipTwork of Utt;, women of: Great, Britain. The wsrdrobe allowed to. each nurse, aside from theploajcj^cbmprises a dark blue j bonnet;"sis pairs of strings, cne serge dregjj u jferje gray zephyr washing, dreriwjphxee triangular caps, six lin$<rS$lat8, six pairs of cuffs, six pairsi^iiz&n sleeves aud eight linen ^The^jf 'pl a Yeomanry nurse is at the rateW fbout, thirty cents a day, and begu^ qn the day of embarkation for South Africa, ceasing on the clay of amvfjbp'jEngland. If she survives the service the nurse receives a gratuity ofe$10O. The nurses sign a contract Irhereby they shall hive no claim whatsoever on the Yeomanry Hospital , Committee in case of death or injury t by accident or otherwise. A Boer W?iM!nc Journey. The accompanying picture is of peculiar interest at the present time, showing as it does a typical Boer and his "vrouw*1 trekking back to the farm after having gone through the marriage ceremony at the Dutch Reform Church, in Barberton, De Kaap jj Valley. Our photo shows the happy pair sitting on the back seat of a ^ wagon, which is drawn by a. team of no fewer than sixteen oxen. During the long "trek" home to the lonely farm this crude conveyance is their dwelling bv nicht and dav?living room, sleepiug-room and kitchen all in one. Before reaching the happy consummation of bis fond hcpes,bowi ever, the young Boer has had many an orduous ride to see the lady of his choice. If his suit is approved of by the old folks, the father, before retiring for the night, hands the youngs gallant a lighted candle, in which he bas cut a notch; the understanding be- t j ing that when the candle has burned down to that mart the lover must sad| die up and be off. Many tricks, oi course, are played with the candle?a fresh one is substituted by the lover,. - " "*>. ; w \~~%r ,d TTFICAI. BOER FARMER HAS JfSl ;;; MARRIED^ THE GIRL OF HIS HEART, AXD 18 NOW OFF HO>n: AGAIN DRAWN BY SIXTEEN OXEN. or the thing ia snuffed out at judicious intervale in order to prolong the evening. Antouioblles Used For Towing* The haulage of boaU by automobile along the canal between Brussels and Cfcarierol has demonstrated, after * longf'trial, that the m*? method of of towing is three times quicker than horse traction. The automobile de- a rives its energy from-a railway com- M poiied of six lines, three of high ten- J| sion (6000 volts) and -three of low ^ tension, on which the trolleys run. mL- - ?? ^n?nielta/1 l\t? iliroo 1 HO ClCt'UlUll/J 19 luxuiouou WJ fcUAvv dynamos.-eaoh of 120-horse power.? Philadelphia Record. : '*: Fully Equipped. Sir Robert Peel was once going through a 'jtfcture collection with a friend where there was a portrait of a prominent Englishman who was famous for saying sharp things. "How wonderfully like!" said the friend. '"You can see the quiver oa his lips." "Yes," replied Sir Robert, "and the irrows coming out of it." The output of coal iu the United States last year was 244,000,000 tons, jr about one-thir J of the total product; of Mi^wory ' 1 v^w> ?