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THE POET AND FATE IN COLLOQUY
Singers who charmed the* earth are dead;
Why singest thou to-day?
Because the laughing rose is red
And white the scented may,
And new-born golden light is shed
On silver stream and bay.
Thou dwellest mid a heedless race;
They worship naught but gold.
Yet will I lift a tearless face
Towards beauty, as of old.
Her boons of love, her gifts of grace.
Are won but by the bold.
Shelley is dead, and Keats is gone
And who will lift the lute?
Though these be dead, the same strong
Still changes flower to fruit;
The birds' hearts waken, one by one;
So why should I be mute?
/*~V ASPAR MIEHLE was a car[
f penter by trade and an idler
by preference. He came to
Old Town in the boom days
of mining determined to strike it rich,
and after fifteen years of desultory
prospecting, mierumit*ut 1-iu1re1n.c1.iu5
and rather steady loafing around the
Gem saloon he now found himself the
more or less happy possessor of seven
children, a scolding wife, a tumbledown
shop and a general reputation
for all-round worthlessness.
Fifteen years of incessant drudgery
is calculated to sour the sweetest temper,
but Mrs. Miehle might have toiled
on in weary contentment if her oldest
son had shown any signs of being a
comfort or a help. But he didn't. He
"took after" his father, and even improved
on the latter's constitutional
aversion for work. The boy's name I
was Jake, and from the time he
learned to walk until he was fourteen
years old his reputation was "ornery."
For six months after he had achieved
the art of walking he refused to take
a step. When he had mastered the alphabet
and learned to read his primer
he began to play hookey, spending
school hours fishing in the creek and
lagging homeward only in time to sit
at the evening meal.
The boy "was sturdy of frame, mild
of manner and quiet as an Indian.
When other boys ran he walked; when
they laughed, he smiled: when they
* talked., he listened. The quality of
"poise" was all over him. He was as
stubborn as a burro, and shared with
that singular beast the characteristics
that made toil, speed, mirth and
enterprise abhorrent to them both.
Fishing was his chief occupation till
he was thirteen. Then he developed a
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rHEY FOUND HIM PERCHED HIGH ABOVE
THE BEETLING CANION.
hereditary passion for prospecting, and
passed half his days roaming slowly
over the foothills and up the silent canons,
filling his ragged pockets with
worthless bits of quartz, crystals that
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t>yn 1 hiru in turn duu a^aico luai uc
could barter for fisbing tackle among
tbe small boys of tbe town.
When be was fourteen he came
across a pocket in tbe bills, from
which be sc-rnped and gathered a score
of bright red pebbles. That evening
be wandered stealthily into tbe village
Jewelry store and spread out bis "find."
k "What they wuthV" he muttered to
Tbe old man weighed them, washed
, them and held them to the lamp.
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ounce, Jake. Them is Rocky Mountain
The jeweler sent the stones to New
York, and in two weeks Jake got his
half-dollar. This incident proved to
be the turning point in Jake's life.
First he divided the money between
his five little brothers and sisters, and
then he bought a rubber rattle for the
f baby. That proved his possession of
the rare and incomparable quality of
unselfishness. Second he got an unmerciful
"lamming" from his mother,
because she was sure he had stolen
the money, end he wouldn't explain
matters. This clinched his reputation
for stubborpess and taciturnity, but it
also had the effect of driving him into
mute and deep-schemed rebellion. For
days thereafter he moped about the
town or sat on his father's dust covered
bench, dangling his legs and whistling
softly to himself. If he felt any resentment
against his mother he didn't
show it by word or look. He watched
her bending over the wasbtub and
flipped gravel at the drying garments
in 4he back yard till she gave him a
r-jff on the ear. But he was back to
dinner, and at supper devoured more
bacon and beans than all the other
children together. Then he slunk
H down tue main street witn nis Drown
tg hands deep in his pockets and his cap
B pulled over his eyes.
B " 'Tain't no use bein' so plagued
SH| hard on Jake, mammy." said Caspar
to his wife as he filled his pipe.
"I s'pose you want me to raise up a
RH fambl.v o' jail birds," snapped the
weary woman. "Lord knows that
sH there lad is sp'iled now, an' the fust
8* thing we know he'll be robbin' n
B "But he never rolled nothin'
"Whar'd he git them nickels he's
been squanderin', then? Him lashin'
money round like it growed on bushes,
an' me slavin' an' slavin' to save a
penny. It's a outrage, it?"
Here the poor woman burst into
tears: all the children, as usual, joined
lLi me uuinui iuui us, <tliu tU9[mit ar
ways evasive of trouble, took his lint
and strolled over to the Gem to watch
a game of stud poker. It was midnight
when he got into his room and
found that Jake wasn't in bed.
"Mammy," he bawled, "Jake's
"Let him go," piped the wife from
the nest reom; "he'll git hongry 'fore
he goes fur."
The boy didn't come home to breakfast.
however. Noon passed without a
word of him, and by dark the fretful
but affectionate Mrs. Miehle was worried.
Caspar started out to look for
his son. and he did make a few inquiries
en route to the Gem, but there he
lingered till the game got "warm" and
so forgot poor Jake. Meanwhile the
boy's mother had scoured the town for
! him. She had found out about the ru.
bies, and remorse for the unmerited
trouncing she had given him intensified
her grief over his departure. She
could hardly wait for the sleepless
night to pass, tbe second of his absence.
and then she went to the marshal
and enlisted his services. On Saturday
the Clarion had in it "a piece"
about the disappearance of Jake
.Mienie, ana nau me rownsioiK spent
Sunday in the bills looking for biin.
On Monday the Mayor offered a reward
of $50 for information "leading
to the safe return," etc., and Tuesday
morning a party of searchers, headed
by the carpenter and equipped with
provisions for a week, set forth into
mountains to look for Jake.
Seven miles as the crow flies from
Old Town and twenty by the trail that
scars the mountain sides, they saw
Jake perched high above the beetling
canon on a narrow shelf of red and
yellow rock. From their station below
the searchers roared his name, but
the chorus of their voices did not move
"Come down here t'yer daddy, you
young imp!" shrieked Caspar, but the
little brown head did not move, and
the men with Caspar held him back
as he started to scale the rock.
"Let the marshal git him," they suggested,
and the looks they cast upon
the father were all pity.
The marshal clambered alone to
Jake's dizzy aerie. The little fellow
was sitting in a crevice in the rocks
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scrub oak tree. The greasy cap was
pnlled over bis face, blackberrj* stains
were on bis sunken cheeks, and his
ragged shirt and overalls hung in ribbons
to his emaciated body. His
skinny, brown fists were clinched and
crossed on his lap and his body was as
motionless as the rock upon which he
The marshal tenderly lifted away the
cap and gently shook the bony shoulder.
"Come, Jakey. are you alive?"
The sunken eyes slowly opened, and
the boy stared weakly round. Then he
looked down at his hands and unclinched
them. In each lay a nugget
as big as a walnut, and when he looked
back at the marshal he smiled feebly
"Free gold, ain't it?"
In a delirium of Joy the big officer
howled like a Comanche at his comrades-.
They literally "fell up" the face
of the rock.
"Why didn't you come home?" roared
Caspar, laughing and crying by turns.
"Tried it, daddy, but I was skeered
I'd lose the mine." said tlie lad. "I
found them nuggets in this hole, and I
thought I'd better set here till you
Helvns sitting in a true fissure that
provAthe opening of the best mine in
RoutMpounty, and the MIehles have
neveiHone a day's hard work since.?
John h. Raftery, in the Chicago Record-Herald.
A Shrinkage in Valnes.
The eager poet wrapped It up carefully
and set out for the city, where
the leading magazine editors sat in
judgment on such as his?or. rather,
on such as might not hope to he quite
as his; and It was night when he came
to the city. At the hotel v.'liere he
chose to lodge he passed It to the
cle:k, with instructions to place It in
the safe, where valuables were kept
"What value?" the clerk inquired.
The poet's face flushed with pride.
"It is, perhaps, scarcely possible to
place a value upon It, but "
"Say two hundred?" suggested the
busy and practical clerk.
"That is. perhaps, something of xhe
sort they will place upon It," replied
the poet, with a deprecatory curl of
his lip. "Yes; say two hundred," and
The clerk checked It at two hundred
and put It away in the safe. Next
morning the poet arose, paid for his
lodge, received It safely into his hands
again and went forth. The afternoon
was waning when the poet, looking
wan and weary, stood again at the hotel
desk, with it (no longer with a large
I) in his hand.
"Ah!" said the clerk. "Care for it
again? Same value, I suppose?"
"Well?er?ah?not exactly," said the
poet, still eagerly, but of a different
variety of eager. "I think?er?ah?
what I was going to say, was?er?as a
matter of fact?er?could you let me
have half a dollar on it?"
The clerk said he couldn't hardly .do
it just then, and the poet took it and
went back to his humble village, where
he opened a tin shop and did quite
well.?New York Times.
The King tas decided that Americans
are not to be admitted to the coronation.
even though they may come
arrayed in gorgeous vestments and
ropes of pearls and diamonds. The
space in Westminster Abbey is limited.
The pageant will be paid for by the
British taxpayer, and until every taxpayer
who may wish to view the ceremony
finds a seat, there must be no
admittance for the representatives?
| niale or female?of foreign shoddydom.
There is the more reason for insisting
upon this if it be true, as asserted, that
' some of those who claim a right to be
j present are offering to sell their tickets
> in New York to the highest bidder.?
Color Scheme For a House Place.
A house place in a modern dwelling
is upholstered in moss green and fi
tender gray, the color of lichens and ol
granite rock. The walls are coverec
with moss green burlap, which ascends
as high as the "plate rail." Above thif
the wall is covered by a frieze ol
gray burlap. The green willow easj
chairs are fitted with moss-green vel
vet coverel cushions. The window
seat is fitted with lichen, gray and
moss-covered cushions. The rug or
the floor is of mixed rock-gray and
moss green. These colors blend to>
gether very well.
Of all culinary terms the word hash
nas come to nave aDout as mucn opprobrium
attached to it as any. Nevertheless,
hash itself remains popular,
with reason, for ivhen properly made
it is one of the best of dishes. As generally
used the word indicates a mixture
of cold corned beef and cold
boiled potatoes cooked together, and
tne opprobrium comes In because cf
the fact that the sinewy bits of meat
are those that fall to the hash. But
hash can be varied. It can be made
of various kinds of meat and of various
sorts of vegetables; it can be
stewed or fried, it can be served with
eggs or without. It can be improved
with tomato sauce.
How to Make Mcalln Toast.
Any rather stale bread that cuts into
firm slices answers for this delicacy,
The writer's first knowledge of this
was at a dinner party at which each
dish was perfect of its kind. When the
cheese was passed, with it came this
crisp, delicious toast, cooked at the mo<
rnent of serving. The slices were cut
literally "as thin as a wafer" and
spread out to dry an hour or two before
needed. They were finally spread
out on a hot tin pan, popped on the
top shelf of a quick oven long enough
to curl up a little and take on a pale
shade of brown. This toast is particularly
grateful to people of. delicate
digestion, but is so appetizing that it
has become a fad to lovers of dainty
living. It may also be served at
luncheon with fruit. Housekeepers
who find themselves at the mercy
of a country butcher should call to
mind the French method of "improving"
tough meat. An impossible beefsteak,
for instance, may be transformed
into one that is tender and
juicy if it is allowed to stand over
night in a mixture of vinegar and
salad oil in equal parts. For a threepound
steak half a cupful of the mixture
should be put in a crockery plate
or dish large enough to spread the
meat out in it. Prepare this early in
the evening and before retiring turn
the steak. What is left of the mixture
should be bottled for the next time,
Don't use salt or pepper while it is in
the oil and vinegar.?Chicaco Record
Stuffed Cabbage?Cut out the stalk
end of a bead of cabbage, leaving ti
hollow shell. Chop two pounds of un
cooked beef and onion; add one cupfu
of bread crumbs, one beaten egg, salt
pepper and mace. Shape into balls
arrange in the cabbage, add strips oi
sweet pepper and steam until the cab
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Ox Tail Soup?Fry two cut tails un
til "brown in two tablespoonfuls of but
ter with two onions; then put in kettle
add four quarts of water and simmei
slowly four hours. Add one carrot
one turnip, one tablespoouful of celery
chopped fine, four cloves, one teaspoon
ful of salt and one of pepper. Cook
another hour and strain. R^nov(
grease. Serve with each portion som<
of the finest joints of the tails and t
couple of slices of lemon garnishee
Potatoes au Gratin?Cut cold boilet
potatoes in slices a quarter of an incl
thick. Put two tablespoonfuls of but
ter into a saucepan, and when me'ttec
add one tablespoouful of flour, half t
pint of milk and stir until boiling
Take from the fire, add the yolk of foui
ufffrc fniiv ohlncnnnnfnlo Af n for
ivui it*U4VOJ/VUUa mo vi aicv
cheese, half a teaspoonful of salt ant
a (lash of pepper. Fill a baking disl
with layers of the potatoes autl sauc<
alternately, beginning with the sauce
cover the top with bread crumbs anc
brown in a quick oven.
Ice Block Salad?Smooth a block o;
ice with a hot iron, making a cavity ii
the centre. Fill this with crisp lettuc*
and hearts of tender celery cut in tin]
pieces; add slices of winter radishei
and small raw clams. Season witl
salt, pepper, one teaspoonful of dr^
mustard and one of horse-radish an<
the juice of two lemons. Place on sev
eral thicknesses of cloth on a dee]
platter, wreathe with green foliagi
and serve at once. Try serving you
green salad in this way. Note its deli
cate coolness, its attractive possibili
ties and its effect on the guests.
The Sleep of Lions and Tigers.
There is nothing odd or peculia'
about the sleep of the lions and tigers
In captivity they show the same in
difference to danger that they niani
fest in the jungle, and by day o
night will slumber through an un
usual tumult, unmindful or uncon
scious of the noise. Their sleep i
I commonly heavy and peaceful.
The national debt of Norwa;
amounts to about $60,000,000.
g Remarkable Air Test |
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JULES VERNE'S "Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under the Sea"
does not seem such a startling
excursion into the domain of
fancy after all in view of the achievement
of the Holland submarine tor;
pedo boat Fulton, which lay at the
bottom of Peconic Bay, off the com,
pany's plant at New Suffolk, L. I.,
| for fifteen hours on a recent Saturday
I All preparations for the test were
In order early on Saturday evening
, and at 7.30 there passed down through
I her companionway, forward of the tur,
ret, Rear-Admiral John Lowe, retired;
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MIDSHIP SECTION OP HOLLANI
USE OF COMPI
The air is held in air flasks under
square inch. The automatic valve all
the air pure and breathable. When th
1 water from the tanks it Is turned on
black lines, and enters water tanks at
1 forcing the water out at the bottom of
1 compresser it pumps air out of the boa
( is pumped into the tanks at X X X, an
1 pumped out at the outlet B.
mander of the torpedo boat Winslow;
^ Captain Frank T. Cable, navigator for
the Holland Company; John .Wilson,
: machinist; John Saunders, engineer,
! and Henry Morrell, electrician. The
1 heavy iron hatch was closed over them
1 and after ft was securely fastened, the
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ly out of sight. Before going down
the men had eaten a hearty dinner and
had with them their luncheon and
1 breakfast. Sunday morning promptly
1 at 10.30, the huge craft rose to the
surface so suddenly as almost to
1 Btartle the many people who had gathered
on the shore to witness the finish
of the test. The conning tower was
not opened for several minutes after
1 the Fulton came to the surface, so one
of the workmen swung out to her by
' the derrick and peered in through the
heavy glass windows, then shouted
uen who spent a night under water
in the submarine boat fulton.
John Wilson, mate: Frank T. Cable,
captain: H. H. Morrell, electrician; Lieutenant
John Saunders, engineer, and Charles
Bergh, boatswain, seated.
i ashore that all was well. When the
tower cover opened Captain Cable's
I head was the first thrust up to view.
, He saluted the watchers who had
, been ashore all night, and remarked
' that if he had know the weather was
- bo very bad above water he would
> have remained under a while longer.
The vessel was six feet under water,
. and the occupants were not aware
. of the terrific storm that raged above.
Captain Cable said:
"We hnd no aDDaratus to indicate
the condition of the atmosphere, but
depended on our own feelings. The
! boat is over sixty-three feet long and
: It was the ordinary air ol the interior
; that we breathed. We had a good
; supply of literature and enough food
t to furnish us two good meals. We
[ played euchre a little and spun yarns.
The work done by the French and
y English submarine boats was disi
cussed. This test exceeds anything
accomplished by the other boats. We
j have done something never done in the
world before. We need not have come
up as soon as we did, but the fifteen
\ hours were over and that was the time
| record we had set out to make, i ue.
lieve that with the twelve flasks we
could have stayed down there three
"We have proved that we can stay
THE FULTON GOING AT FULL S
L" under water for fifteen hours. Our
motor will carry us 140 miles, so it
s would be possible to go right from
New Suffolk to New York City and
v travel the entire distance under water,
coming to the surface only occasionally
to take our observations. Using our
electricity economically we could do
this. Our motor is of seventy-horse
power, but our 140-horse power gas
engine would carry us further. It is
only a question of the supplies we can
Captain Cable believes that he hae
found a way to solve the problem of
protecting the occupants of a submarine
boat from the danger of asphyxiation
while under water. The
most serious objection to the use of
submarine boats is the danger of suffocation
from the fumes generated
by the gasoline engine used to propel
the boat on the surface and to
furnish power for the dynamo which
produces the electricity stored for
lighting and for submarine propulsion.
While no serious results have so
far followed the. presence of the gae
in the Holland boats, it Is always
feared, mainly because It presence
cannot be detected by any means at
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larters we 'on flj.
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5ED AIR FLASK _>l|
) SUBMARINE BOAT, SHOWING
IESSED AIR. .
pressure of over 2000 pounds to tie
lows sufficient air to escape to keep
le air from the flasks is used to pump
and passes through pipes shown in
0 0 0, filling the tanks with air,*
tank at outlets. If they use the air
t next to the floor, and this foul air
id forces water out. It can also be
the command of Captain Cable and
bis men. A Washington scientist has
said tbat the gas is either carbon
dioxide or carbon monoxide. It is
necessary to know which, in order to
provide means of counteracting it
It is ugured that mice feel the effect
of these gases, which are odorless
and tasteless, twenty times more
quickly than men.
Captain Cable suggested that mice
be introduced into the Fulton. He
was told that if a mouse were to inhale
either of the gases an examination
of the corpuscles of its blood
would furnish the desired information.
The absence of food of any
kind for mice, excepting small quantities
of oil kept in patent cans,
bas made rodents unknown on submarine
boats. Accordingly, Captain
Cable has secured half a dozen white
mice, each In a little cage, and they
now form part of the equipment of
Combined Coat and Test.
Generally gentlemen do not care to
appear in public without the usual
coat and vest. In warm weather this
extra vest is annoying, and men frequently
resort to the expedient of simply
unbuttoning it, and permitting 11
to remain in this unsightly condition.
By using the garment shown in the
illustration the vest may be dispensed
with whenever desired, and when not
| in use is practically entirely out of
view, nothing being visible which
would indicate that the coat is a combination
garment The idea is to attach
the front half of a vest to the
inside of the coat at the side seams,
enabling the wearer to turn the fronts
back and Insert them in pockets in the
rear of the coat. The advantages oi
a garment of this construction for
use in warm weather will be obvious.
GARMENT FOR DRESS AND COMFORT.
The edges of the vest may be secured
within the pockets, and the garmern
used as a half-lined coat during the
warmest portion of the day, and should
tho evening be cooler the vest may b(
buttoned about the wearer, giving hitt
a more dressy appearance, and affording
more protection than as th(
garment was worn during the heat ol
the day. The arrangement of the vesi
is such that whether the fronts art
buttoned about the wearer or foldec
in the pockets, the front edges of th<
coat are at all times free, and maj
be buttoned or left open the same as
an ordinary coat.
rEED ON THE SURFACE OF THE
A baboon, the regimental pet of tlii
North Corn Rifles during the whole
period of their active service in Soutl
Africa, has arrived in Dublin, aud hai
been lodged in the Zoological Gardens
R ODDEST OF AIL MAUSOLEUMS. | i
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W N HvlHzntlnn no topII ns in snv- 1
Iagery man has indulged weird 3
fancies In bis ornamentations of 1
the sepulcher. Even In the most
barbarous climes and times much 1
thought was given to embellishments .
of the graves of beloved dead. Many
of the wonders of the world have been
sarcophagi. The Pyramids are but
repositories for the bones of Egypt-.
Ian royalty; the Catacombs vast
sleeping cars for the Romans' and >
early Christians' last dreamless slumber.
Throughout the world, by the
side of his arches of triumph, man
has erected mausoleums and tombs.
In the heart of Vermont, in the shadow
of the snow-clad or moss-mantled
Green Mountains, stands a unique
sepulcher erected by. devoted wealth,
at the cost of many thousands of dollars,
called the Laurel Glen Mausoleum.
Throughout that part of New
England known as the Marble State,
the name of Cuttingsville stands only
for this mausoleum; the rude hamlet
hna hn+ nnn nrlflp nno distinction, it
holds a tomb! Is this symbolic of a
dying State, whose population Is deserting
its hills and dales to help colonize
the whole country?
An opulent New Yorker had sought
solitude in this picturesque village for
several summers, and had built for his
use a splendid mansion. But his last
loved one was taken away by death,
and the only consolation remaining
tva& to leave his history in marble.
Ajid so John P. Bowman erected a
magnificent memorial to his family,
which is now visited by tourists from
all parts of the country.
A whole year's time and the labor l
of 125 men were employed upon this
Greek temple, reared amid the green |
shrubbery in this lovely valley among
the mountains which encompass Ver- |
mont In this tomb were used 175 i
tons of granite, fifty tons of marble, j
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and 120,000 bricks. Its dimensions are
18 by 25 feet, and It Is twenty feet
high. Each block of granite weighs
from three to six tons. The exterior
decorations are Greek foliage with a
laurel frieze. Within the portal is
closed by a granite door of one slab
weighing 6500 pounds.
But the conspicuous and grewsome
feature of this mausoleum is the lifesized
statute of Mr. Bowman himself,
standing hat in hand, with one foot
upon the step, about to enter the tomb.
He holds a wreath of marble immorj
telles, and a huge key with which to
unlock the chamber of deatn. witnIn.
upon pedestals, are busts of himself,
his wife, his beautiful daughter,
and. In the centre, his baby, its plump
limbs sinking into a cushion, tie ,
chubby arms extended to its mother,
cold and rigid in unresponsive marble. |
These were wrought in Italy from (
finest Parian marble (as was his own
figure) and are of immense value.
Twd long mirrors give the Illusion (
of vast' corridors filled with busts and
statues of dazzling whiteness. By ,
this optical illusion thirty halls may (
be seen. Rich sculptures, bronze
traceries and ornaments fill the sepulcher.
A nightly illumination is produced by I
six bronze candelabra, bearing pyra- '
mids of wax candles, which shed a
weird light and give a solemn atmosphere
to this place of death.
Upon a rolling terrace, conspicuous
from all directions, stands this mausoleum,
with its owner ever entering its
portal, yet never going beyond th?
threshold. Rare exotics adorn the
lawn in summer and a conservatory is
kept up solely for the decoration 01
the tomb In winter.
The cost of this sarcophagus is sup
posed t^ge enormous, but no record!
can be uic^overed. The founder lefl
$50,000 for the sole purpose of having
the grounds and the tomb cared foi
perpetually. Six trustees guard this
legacy, and one of their number enjoys
the castle once occupied by th<
Bowman family. It faces the mortu
ary, and in it are the elegant furnish
ings just as they were used by thf
erratic owner. Oriental colors, wood r
work in pale blues, reds and blacks f
statues and relics brought from Italj =
to the region of deep snows, speak oi v
a luxury foreign to austere and pro 3
vincial Vermont. i
The tomb was completed before thf
death of the founder. What melan
choly satisfaction he experienced in
viewing his own marble image for I
ever ascending the steps that led tc !
the cold clay and colder marble pre I
sentments of his wife and children t
can only be surmised. He has madf
the village nestled in the mountain.'
under the shadow of Killington a! 0
point for curiosity seekers, and the lift
and death story of his own obscurc a
family well-nigh imperishable. Perhaps
to have done this seemed to biir- ^
worthy of having lived.?Wiunifrec
The Kind of Gan Desired. ^
A rapid-fire gun with a range oi
fifwn v.nrris has been invented by at
Englishman. It will slioot around s
kopje and it may help.?Minneapolis
The date pnlm now flourishes ir 5
Arizona, even in soils heavily impreg ^
nated with alkali.
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Hew VMU Book tXwny.
A cockade of red, white and blot
to the most noticeable feature of the i
new White House livery, although the
National colors are in evidence
throughout the costume in which the
President's coachman and footman appeared
for the first time.
The coats and the trousers are of
aeavy dark blue vicuna, the best qual<
THE FBESIDENT'S COACHMAW. IB
ty of goods obtainable being used. fl
rhe outer seams of the trousers are U
Dound with a white cord.
The long paddock driving coat, which '
;ermlnates midway between knee and
inkle, is of "military" cut and has a \
snug waist and broad, square shoullers.
The skirt has a decided flare,
Down the front from the tigh&flttlng, ,
narrow collar to the waistline run parillel
lines of silver buttons. ,
Underneath the coat is worn a longsleeved
tunic of the same material as
;he other garments and fastened In
front by a single row of silver buttons.
Mrs. Roosevelt selected tfce material
md the pattern for the livery. The %
jrder was given to a fashionable New
Fork livery tailor.
Henry Perrln, the President's coach- ^
man, and Reeder, tbe rootman, were
tiighly elated when, clad for the first ;
time in their new livery,'they mounted
the box of the smart new surrey , and , - .
iook Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Alice
Roosevelt for a drive.
The gunner traveling over the conn- >
rry from one spot to another finds the
:ransportation of his decoys a serious
matter. While their weight is not
?reat, their bulk is considerable, and .
i large box is required to accommodate
a small number of the decoys. A
FOLDING DECOY. ' 1
folding decoy has been devised by-.
Joseph Coudon, - which represents a
jreat economy of space, and to said
to be just as effective In use as the ^ j
)ld type. The decoys are made pf
wood, about three-eighths of an Inch
in thickness, and three of them are
bunched together, two being attached
to the third by a wire which holdsthem
apart from each other when iu
ase and permits of their being broughr
compactly together for storage. A box
&10x20 inches will hold one dozen -of
these decoys. In actual service an.
inehor is attached to the foremost
A Statue With Parasol.
A bronze statue of a lady carryingi
parasol is rather unusual amongsvorks
of art, but such a casting haft
ecently been unveiled to the late Emi
)ress of Austria. It is situate^! in a
imall National park in Hungary, in
vhich the late Empress was very fond
f lmntitifr nnd ridins.?New York Her
Id. ? ~
Lost the Bet.
"How would you call 'Jin';' i.;f
undred aud 'leven?"
"What do you want?"
"Or would you say 'one, one, one,
I don't quite catch you. Say it
"Or would it be one thousand one
undred and eleven?"
"Can't you speak plainer?" I
"I'm ncL-inw mil hotv Prt'l Mflln
-lev-en hun-dred and e-lev-en. Get
"O, you mean one, one, double one?"
"Here it is."
"Here what is?"
"Main, one, one, double one."
"Oh, I didn't want to talk ttvanyody..
I only wanted to find ouf^o setle
a bet, how you would call that pariculai
number. I've lost. Good bye.*.