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IffOED 9BMI-WBESL^ ^ ^ ^ l. m. grist's sous, Publishers. j % (jfamilg JReirsgafler: 4for the promotion of the golitital, ferial, Agricultural, and Commercial Interests of the feojle. j tek^o,le Sopt* cekt8'?,ice' established 1853. YORKVILLE, S. C., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1904. NO. 14. Or, The Love Story of Charles Erando Happening In the Reign of His At * Rewritten end Rendered Into CeLskodei By EDWIN CASKODI Com/right, 1898 and 1301, by CR-\ r?TER XXI?Continued. So" It" seems they had met, as Jane and I suspected, but how Mary managed it I am sure I cannot tell. She beat tlie very deuce for having her own way. by hook or by crook. Then came the bulky letter, which Brandon pounced upon and eagerly devoured. I leave out most of the sentimental passages, which, like effervescent wine, lose flavor quickly. She said, in part: To Master Brandon: Sir and Dear Friend. Greeting?After leaving thee. long time had I that mighty grief and dole within my heart that It was like to break, for my separation from thee v.as so much harder to bear even than I had taken thought of. and I also doubted me that 1 could live In Paris, as I did wish. Sleep rested not upon my weary eyes, and of a very deed could 1 neither eat nor drink, since food distasted me like a nausea and wine did strangle In my throat. This lasted through my Journey hither, which I did prolong upon many pretexts nearly two months, but when I did at last rest mine eyes for the tlrst time upon this King Louis' face I well knew that I could rule him. and when I did arrive and had adjusted myself in tliis Paris 1 found it so easy that my heart leaped for very joy. Beauty goeth so far with this inflammable people that easily do I rule them all. and truly doth a servile subject make a sharp, capri clous tyrant. Thereby the misrortunewmcn hath come upon us Is of so much less evil and Is so like to be of such short duration that I am almost happy, but for lack of thee, and sometimes think that after all It may verily be a blessing unseen. Thl3 new. unexpected face upon our trouble hath so driven the old gnawing ache out of my heart that I love to be alone and dream, open eyed, of the time, of a surety not far off, when I shall be with thee. it is ofttimes sore hard for me, who have never waited, to have to wait, like a patient Grlselda. which of a truth I am not, for this which I do so want, but I try to make myself content with the thought that full sure it will not be for long, and that when this tedious time hath spent Itself we shall look back upon it as a very soul school, and shall rather joy that we did not purchase our heaven too cheaply. 1 said 1 find it easy to live here as I wish, and did begin to tell thee how It was when I ran off into telling of how I long for thee, so I will try again. This Louis, to begin with, is but the veriest shadow of a man. of whom thou needst have not one Jealous thought. He is on a bed of sickness most of the time, of his own accord, and if, perchance, he be but fairly well a day or so I do straightway make him 111 again in one way or another, and, please God, hope to wear him out entirely ere long time. Of a deed, Brother Henry was right. Better had It been for Louis to have married a human devil than me, for It maketh a very one out of me if mine eyes but rest upon him, and thou knowest full well what kind of a devil I make. Brother Henry knoweth, at any rate. For all this do I grieve, but have no remedy nor want one. I sometimes do almost compassionate the old king, but I cannot forbear, for he turneth my very blood to biting gall, and must e'en take the consequences of his own folly. Truly Is he wild for love of me, this poor old man, and the more I hold him at a distance the more he fondly dotes. I do verily believe he would try to stand upon his foolish old head did 1 but insist. I sometimes have a thought to make him try it. He doeth enough that is senseless and absurd. in all conscience, as It is. At all of this do the courtiers sinile and laugh and put me forward to other pranks?that Is, all but a few of the elders, who shake their heads, but dare do nothing else for fear of the dauphin, who will soon be king and who stands first in urging and abetting me. So it is easy for me to do what I wish, and above all to leave undone that which 1 wish not. for I do easily rule them all. as good Sir Edwin and dear Jane will testify. I have a ball every night wherein 1 do make a deal of amusement for every one by dancing La Volta with his majesty until his heels, and bis poor old head, too. are like to fall off. Others importune me for those dances, especially the dauphin, but 1 laugh and shake my head and say that I will dancs with no one but the King, because hs dances so well. This pleases his majesty mightily and maketh an opening for ms to avoid the touch of other men, for I am Jealous of myself for thy sake, and save and gamer every little touch for the*. Sir Edwin will tell you 1 dance with no one else and surely never wilL You remember well, I doubt not. whMi thou first didst teach me this new dano* Ah. how delightful it was. and yet how at first it did frighten and anger ma Thou canst not know how my heart beat during all the time of that first dance. I thought, of a surety, it would burst, and then the wild thrill of frightened ecstasy that made my blood run like fire! I knew It must be wrong, for It was. In truth, too sweet a thing to be right. And then I grew angry at thee as the cause of my wrongdoing and scolded thee, and repented It. as usual. Truly didst thou conquer, not win, me. Then afterward, withal It so frightened me. how I longed to dance again, and could in no way stay myself from asking At times could I hardly wait till evening fell, and when upon occasion thou didst not come I was so angry I said I hat^d thee. What must thou have thought of me. so forward and bold! And that afternoon! Ah. 1 think of It every nour. unu see iinu nmr 11 an aim nvt a o'er and o'er, as It sweeter Brows with memory's ripening touch. Some moments there are that send their glad ripple down through life's stream to the verge of the grave, and truly blest is o?-e who can stuile upon and kiss these memory waves and draw from thence a bliss that never falls: but thou knowest full well my heart, and I need not tease thee with its outpourings. There is yet another matter of which I wish to write in very earnestness. Sir Edwin spoke to me thereof, and what he said hath given me serious thought I thank him for his words, of which ha will tell thee in full if thou but importuna him thereto. It is this: The dauphin, Francis d'Angouleme. hath fallen desperately fond of me and is quite as importunate and almost as fooiuh us the elder lover. This people in this strange land of France have, in sooth, some curious notions. For an example thereto, no ane thinks to lind anything unseeming in the dauphin's conduct by reason of his having already a wife, and more, that wife the Princess Claude, daughter to the king. I laugh at him and let him say what he will, for in truth 1 am powerless to prevent it. Words cannot scar even a rose leaf and will not harm me. Then, by his help and example. I am justified in the eyes of the court in that 1 so treat the king, which otherwise it were impossible for me to do and live here. So. however much I may loathe them, yet I am driven to tolerate his words, which 1 turn oft with a laugl), making sure, thou mayest know, that it come to nothing more than HftHHNHMHHaHMMMt IGHTHOOD ? FLOWER I i't n and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and igust Majesty King Henry the Eighth ?/? Modem Enlliih From Sir Edwin k'i Memoir $f!F EN [CHARLES MAJOR] $ the Bovtn*-MtrrCU Company ft woras. And thus It is, Ht>weV?T~TnUCTl I wish it not, that I do use him to help me treat the king as I like, and do then use the poor old king as my buckler against this duke's too great familiarity. But. my friend, when the king comes to die, then shall I have my fears of this young Francis d'Angouleme. He Is desperate for me, and I know not to what length he might go. The king cannot live long, as me mreau 01 nis nie is utvc ruueu i and when he dies thou must come without delay, since I shall be In deadly oeriL I have a messenger waiting at all hours ready to send to thee upon a moment's notice, and when he comes waste not a precious Instant. It may mean all to thee and me. I could write on and on forever, hut It would be only to tell thee o'er and o'er that my heart is full of thee to overflowing. I thank thee that thou hast never doubted me. and will see that thou hast hereafter only good cause for better faith. MARY, Regina. "Hegina!" That was all. Only a queen! Surely no one could charge Brandon with possessing too modest tastes. It was, I think, during the second week In December that I gave this letter to Brandon, and about a fortnight later there came to him a messenger from Paris, bringing another from Mary, as follows: Master Charles Brandon: Sir nnu uear menu, ureeuiis?i uaic but time to write that the king is so ill he cannot but die ere morning. Thou knowest that which I last wrote to thee, and In addition thereto I would say that although I have, as thou likewise knowest, my brother's permission to marry whom I wish, yet as I have his one consent it is safer that we act upon that rather than be so scrupulous as to ask for another. 80 it were better that thou take me to wife upon the old one rather than risk the necessity of having to do it without any. I say no more, but come with all the speed thou knowest. MARY. It is needless to say tliut Brandon started in haste for Paris. He left court for the ostensible purpose of paying me a visit, aud came to Ipswich, whence we sailed. The French king was dead before Mary's message reached London, and when we arrived at Paris Francis I. reigned ou the throne of his father-inlaw. I had guessed only too accurate iy. As soou as the restraint of the old king's presence, light as it had been, was removed, the young king opened his attack upon Mary in dreadful earnest. ile begged and pleaded and swore his love, which was surely manifest enough, and within three days after the old king's death offered to divorce Claude and make Mary his queen. When she refused this flatter ing orrer. ins surprise was gcuuiue. "Do you know what you refuse?" he asked in a temper. "I offer to make you my wife?queen of 15.000.000 of the greatest subjects on earth?and are you such a fool as to refuse a gift like that, and a man like me for a husband?" "That I am. your majesty, aud with a good grace. I am queen of France without your help and care not so much as one penny for the honor. It is greater to be a princess of England. As for this love you avow. I would make so bold as to suggest that you have a good, true wife, to whom you would do well to give it all. To me It is nothing. even were you a thousand times the king you are. My heart is another's. and I have my brother's permission to marry him." "Another's? God's soul! Tell me who this fellow is that 1 may spit him on my sword!" "No. no! You would not. Even were you as valiant and grand as you think yourself, you would lie but a child In his hands." j Francis was furious, and had Mary's apartments guarded to prevent her escape. swearing he would huve his way. As soon as Brandon and I arrived in Paris we took private lodgings, and well it was that we did. I at once ! went out to reconnoiter. and found the widowed queen a prisoner in the old Palace des Tournelles. With the help of Queen Claude 1 secretly obtained an interview and learned the true state of affairs. Ilad Rrandou beeu recognized and his mission known in Paris he would certainly have been assassinated by order of Francis. When 1 saw the whole situation, with Mary uothing less than a prisoner Id tHe palace, i was react y to give up without a struggle, but not so Mary. Her brain was worth having, so fertile was It in expedients, and. while I was ready to despair, slit was only getting herself in good figlitnig order. After Mary's refusal of Francis, and after he had learned that the sacrifice of Claude would not help hint, he grew desperate and determined to keep the English girl in his court at any price and by any means. So he hit upon the scheme of marrying her to his weak minded cousin, the Count of Savoy. To that end he sent a hurried embassy to Henry VIII.. offering, in case of the Savoy marriage, to pay back Mary's dower of 400.000 crowns. He offered to help Henry in the matter of tbe Imperial crown in case of Maximilian's death, a help much greater than any King Louis could have given. He also offered to confirm Henry in ail his French possessions nod to relinquish nil claims of his own thereto--all as the price of one eighteen-year-old girl. Do you wonder she lmd an exalted estimate of her own value? As to Henry, it of course need not be said that half the price offered would have bought hint to break, an oath made upon the true cross Itself. The promise he had made to Mary, broken In intent before it was given, stood not for an instant iu tbe way of the French king's wishes, and Henry, with a promptitude "begotteu or greed, was as hasty in sending an embassy to accept the offer as Francis had been to make it. It mattered not to him what new torture he put upon his sister. The price, I believe, was suificient to have Induced him to cut off her head with his own hands. If Francis and Henry were quick in their movements, Mary was quicker. Her plan was made in the twinkling rxP n? AfA Tmmaillofoltr nnnn aooinc VI UU tjv. luiuivuiuivij uvv?M0 me at tlie palac^ she sent for Queen Claude, with whom she had become fast friends, and told her all she knew. She did not know of the scheme for the Savoy marringe, though Queen Claude did and fully explained it to Mary. Naturally enough, Claude would be glad to get Mury as far away from France and her husband as possible, and was only too willing to lend a helping hand to our purpose, or Mary's, rather, for she was the leader. We quickly agreed among ourselves that Mary and Queen Claude should within an hour go out in Claude's new coach for the ostensible purpose of hearing mass. Brandon and I were to go to the same little chapel In which Jane aud I had been married, where Mary said the little priest could administer the sacrament of marriage and perform the ceremony as well as if he were thrice as large. I hurriedly found Brandon and repaired to the little chapel, where we waited for a very long time, we thought. At Inst the two unpens entered as if to make their devotions. As 8->on as Eraudou and Mary caught sight of each other Queen Claude and I began to examine the shrines and decipher the Latin inscriptions. If these two had not married soon, they would have been the death of me. I was compelled at length to remind them that time was very precious Just at that juncture, whereupon Mary, who was half laughing, half crying, lifted her hands to her hair and let it fall in all its lustrous wealth down over her shoulders. When Brandon saw this, he fell upon bis knee and kissed the hem of her gown, and she, stooping over him. raised him to his feet and placed her bund in his. Thus Mary was married to the man to save whose life she had four months before married the French king. She and Queen Claude had forgotten nothing, and all arrangements were completed for the flight A messenger had been dispatched two hours before with an order from Queen Claude that a ship should be waiting at Dieppe ready to sail Immediately upon our arrival. After the ceremony Claude quickly bound up Mary's hair, and the queens departed from the chapel In the!* coach. We soon followed, meeting them again at St Denis gate, where we found the best of horses and four sturdy men awaiting us. The messenger to Dieppe who had preceded us would arrange for relays, and, as Mary, according to her wont when she had another to rely upon, had taken the opportunity to become thoroughly frightened, no time was lost. We made these forty leagues in less than twentyfour hours from the time of starting, having paused only for a short rest at a little town near Rouen, which city we carefully passed around. We had little fear of being overtaken at the rate we were riding, but Mary said she supposed the wind would die down for a month Immediately upon our arrival at Dieppe. Fortunately no one pursued us, thanks to Queen Claude, who had spread the report that Mary was ill, and, fortunately also, much to Mary's surprise and delight, when we arrived at Dieppe, as fair a wind as a sailor's heart could wish was blowing right up the channel. It was a part of the system of relays?horses, ship and wind. "When the very wind blows for our special use. we may surely dismiss fear," said Mary, laughing and clapping her hands, but nearly ready for tears notwithstanding. The ship was a fine new one, well fitted to breast any sea. and, learning this, we at once agreed that upon landit..r it, Vmri-itifl \fnrv nnd I should ero to I.ondon and win over the king, if possible. We felt some confidence in being able to do this, as we counted upon Wolsoy's lielp. but In case of failure we still bad our plans. Brandon as to take the ship to a certain island off the Suffolk coast and there await us the period of a year if need be, as Mary might, in case of Henry's obstinacy. be detained, then revictual and reman the ship and out through the North sea for their former haven, New Spain. In case of Henry's consent, how they were to live in a style fit for a princess Brandon did not know unless Henry should open ids heart and provide .for them, a doubtful contingency upon which they did not base much hope. At a pinch they might go down into Suffolk and live next to Jane and me ou Brandon's estates. To tills Mary readily agreed. and said it was what she wanted above all else. There was one thing now in favor of the king's acquiescence. During the last three months Brandon had become very necessary to his amusement, and amusement was his greatest need and aim in life. Mary and I went to London to see the king, having landed at Southampton for the purpose of throwing off the scent any one who might seek the ship. The king was delighted to see his sister, and kissed her over and over again. Mary hud as hard a game to play as ever fell to the lot of woman, but she was equal to the emergency if any woman ever was. She did not give Henry the slightest hint that she knew anything of the Count of Savoy episode, but calmly assumed that of course her brother had meant literally what he said when he made the promise as to the second marriage. The king scon asked: "But what are you doing here? They have hardly buried Louis as yet, have they?" "I am sure I do not know," answered Mary, "and I certainly care less. I married him only during his life and not for one moment afterward, so I came nwa.v and left them to bury dim or keep kiin. us they choose; 1 care not which." "But"? began Henry, when Mary Interrupted him. saying. "I will tell you"? I hud taken good care that Wolsey should be present at this Interview. So we four ?the king. Wolsey. Mary and myself?quietly stepped into a little alcove away from the others and prepared to listen to Mary's tale, which was told w'gli all her dramatic eloquence a::d feminine persuasiveness. She told of the ignoble insults of Francis. of his vile proposals?insisted upon. almost to the point of force?carefully cdnceaiing. however, the offer to divorce Claude and make her queen, which proposition might have had its attractions for Heury. She told of her imprisonment in the Palace des Tournelles and of her deadly peril and many indignities, and the tale lost nothing in the telling. Then she nnIshed by throwing her arms around Heury's neck in a passionate flood of tears and begging him to protect her. to save her. save her. save her. his little sister! It was all such perfect acting that for the time I forgot it was acting, and a great lump swelled up in my throat It was. however, only for the instant, and when Mary, whose face was hidden from all the others on Henry's breast smiled slyly at me from the midst of her tears and sobs. I burst into a laugh that was like to have spoiled everything. Henry turned quickly upon me. aud I tried to cover it by pretending that I was sobbing. Wolsey helped me out by putting a corner of his gown to his eyes, when Henry, seeing us all so affected, began to catch the fever and swell with indignation, ne put Mary away from him and, striding up and down the room, exclaimed in a voice that all could hear: "The dog. the dog. to treat my sister so! My sister! My father's daughter! Mv sister! The first princess of Eng land and queen of France for his mistress! By every god that ever breathed, I'll chastise this scurvy cur until he ! howls again. I swear it by my crown, ' if it cost me my kingdom," and so on ' until words failed him. But see how he kept his oath, and see how he and Francis hobnobbed not long afterward at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Henry came back to Mary and began to question her. when she repeated the story for him. Then it was she told of my timely arrival, and how, in order to escape and protect herself from Fran- ! cis, she had been compelled to marry Brandon and flee with us. She said: "I so wanted to come home . to England and be married where my dear brother could give me away, but I was in such mortal -dread of Francis, and there was no other means of escape, so"? "God's death! If I had but one other sister like you. I swear before heaven I'd have myself hanged. Married to Brandon! Fool! Idiot! What do you mean? Married to Brandon! Jesu! You'll drive me mad! Just one other like you in England, and the whole damned kingdom might sink. I'd have none of it. Married to Brandon without my consent!" "No. no. brother," answered Mary softly, leaning affectionately against his bulkv form. "Do you suppose I would do lliut? Now, dou't be unkind to me wlien 1 have been away from you so long! You gave your consent four months ago. Do you not remember? You know I would never have done it otherwise." "Yes. I know! You would not do anything?you did not want, and It seems equally certain that in the end t you always manage to do everything i you do want. Hell and furies!" i "Why. brother. I will leave it to my i lord bishop of York if you did not i promise me that day. in this very i room and almost on this very spot, that \ If I would marry Louis of France I c might marry whomsoever I wished ? when he should die. Of course you ( knew, after what I had said, whom I i should clioose, so I went to a little f church in company with Queen Claude j and took my hair down and married 1 him, and I am his wife, and no power j on earth can make it otherwise." And i she looked up into his face with a de- , fiant little pout, as much as to say. J "Now, what are you going to do about it?" Henry looked at her in surprise and then burst out laughing, "Married to Brandon with your hair down?" And I he roared again, holding his sides. 1 "Well, you do beat the devil. There's no denvimr that. Toor old Louis! That was a good joke ou him. I'll stake my crown lie was glad to die' You kept It warm enough for him. I make no doubt." "Well," said Mary, with a little shrug of her shoulders, "he would piarry me." "Yes, and now poor Brandon doesn't know the trouble ahead of him either. He has my pity, by Jove!" "Oh, that is different," returned Mary, and her eyes burned softly, and her whole person fairly radiated, so expressive was she of the fact that "It was different." Different? Yes, as light from darkness; as love from loathing; us heaven from the other place; as Brandon from Louis, and that tells it all. Henry turned to Wolsey, "Have yon ever heard anything equal to It my lord bishop?" \f?* Invil hiclinn nf onurco novpr hnd. X.XJ .w... , nothing that even approached it. "What are we to do about it?" con- I tlnued Henry, still addressing Wolsey. I The bishop assumed a thoughtful I expression, as if to appear deliberate in so great a matter, and said, "I Bee I but one thing that can be done." And * then lie threw in a few soft, oily words upon the troubled waters that made t Mary wish she had never called him r "thou butcher's cur," and Henry after i a pause asked: "Where is Brandon? He c Is a good fellow, after all, and what I we can't help we must endure. He'll i find punishment enough in you. Tell i him to come home?I suppose you have s him hid around some place?and we'll > try to do something for him." e "What will you do for him, brother?" said Mary, not wanting to give the king's friendly impulse time to weaken. "Oh. don't bother about that now." But she held him fast by the hand and would not let go. "Well, what do you want? Out with It I suppose I might as well give it up easily; you will have it sooner or later. Out with It and be done." "Could you make him duke of Suffolk?" "Eh? I suppose so. What say you, my lord of York?" York was willing; thought it would be just the thing. "So be it. then." said Henry. "Now I am going out to hunt and will not listen to another word. You will coax me out of my kingdom for that fellow yet." He was about to leave ine room when he turned to Mary, saying: "By the way. sister, can you have Brandon here by Sunday next? I am to have a Joust." ! Mary thought she could, and the great event was accomplished. One false word, one false syllable, one false tone, would have spoiled It all had not Mary?but I fear you are weary with hearing so much of Mary. So after all, Mary, though a queen, came portionless to Brandon. He got the title, but never received the estates of Suffolk. All he received with her was the money I carried to him from France. Nevertheless, Brandon thought himself the richest man in all the earth, and surely he was one of the happiest Such a woman as Mary Is dangerous, except in a state of complete subjection, but she was bound hand and foot in the silken meshes of her own weaving, and her power for bllssmnklng was almost infinite. And now it was, as all who read may know, that this fair, sweet, willful Mary dropped out of history, a sure token that her heart was her husband's throne, her soul his empire, her every wish his subject and her will, so masterful with others, the meek and lowly servant of her strong but gentle lord and master, Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk. THE END. ptetrlluncDU? ihadiitiv NAVAL EXPERT PRAISES JAPS. Says Their Officers Excel Any In Europe Except the British. A cablegram to the New York Hertld from London says: Rear Admiral John Ingles who act;d for six years as naval adviser to VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA'S ICE The harbor of Vladivostok was f during part of the winter it is kept steamers built for the purpose. he Japanese government and probably s as well posted on Japanese naval natters as any man In Europe said in in interview on the subject of the Japanese plan of campaigfl: "It will >robably be found that the naval force vhich is reported to be off Shantung :onsists of six armored cruisers with i sufficient number of protective ships )f good speed. This squadron is actng as a protective force to the torpedo iotllla which apparently attacked Port Arthur with complete success. It also las another duty since it keeps the Russians under observation and also ies across the path by which any ihips, either those from Europe or hose from Vladivostock, must apTHE CZAR OF RUSSIA. The emperor of all the Russias is In tils thirty-sixth year and has ruled Russia nine years. The Hague peace trl NICHOLAS II. bnnal was bis idea, and he is strongly In favor of peace so Jong as 11 noes iiul prove a barrier In the path of his empire's growth. jroach the headquarters of the Russian fleet. "It is also probable that the main >ody of the Japanese fleet is in the leighborhood of Japan itself, and that t will, if it has not already done so, onvoy transports carrying troops. My mpression Is that while the Japanese nay land a small force at Masampho, t will only be sufficient to guard the shores of the bay, so as to enable these vaters to be used by torpedo craft op rating in the straits. "There Is probability that the Japan- "X ese army will be escorted to Chemulpo, p where it will have the advantage of a good roads and a railway to Seoul. By this means Japan will be able to get tl Korea and the main body of the fleet a at its back as a support for the army, d "My belief is that Japan can move b an army of 200,000 or 300,000 men well si within a week. The Japanese were f< among the first naval powers to prac- ti tice joint naval and military opera- tl tions in torpedo boat work." tl Admiral Ingles added: "I should think d the young Japanese officers probabiy ai excel any other nation in Europe, ex- si p EMPEROR OF KOREA. Emperor Yi Hiung, whose country caused war between China and Japan in 1894-93 and is the present bone of B contention between Japan and Bussia. tz Hnma ' Is flfty-one years of age. He became w king in 18G4 and emperor in 1897. Like st ho omncrnp of Piling ho la A (linn of ?r little force iuu ability. ec cl cepting, of course, the British. Such ni operations appeal very strongly to their ni predominant characteristics?fearless- la ness and dash. They have no sense of ai fear, they do not mind hardships, and bi they have an extreme desire to distinguish themselves in attacks on ships. In Wei-Hai-Wei the weather was w terribly cold and the conditions alto- c? gether unfavorable to torpedo work, y nevertheless the officers showed immense enthusiasm. Their boats went 111 in time after time, experiencing many H losses and failures, but eventually the n. Japanese managed to sink the Chinese ships. One of these young fellows, if I remember rightly, was frozen to death A in his conning tower." ki w ^ H BOUND HARBOR IN SIBERIA. * ormerly Icebound in winter, tjJP'now m clear by means of great ice crushing tt tc tt ty If the Japs Lose. jj. Despite the lesson of the Boer war, di the Japanese did very little open order and extended formation work in their ra last maneuvers, but operated in solid cc T fc THE MIKADO. y< Mutsuhito. Japan's progressive ruler, h< ascended the throne In 18G8. at the age g1 of sixteen, und since then has trans- fl, i Pi ehi S ty : MUTSUIHTO, EMPEROR OF JAPAN. r0 formed his country from barbarism to t0 the position of a thoroughly up to date tu world power. ra m masses as trim and right angled as ar though shaped with a spirit level, ht When Field Marshal Marquis Yamagata was asked if Japan would not (n change her field tactics to suit the of conditions of modern fighting, he re- ht plied. or "Japan will reveal her tactics in bat- as tlo n? sure thev will be those neces- pc sary to Insure victory." . This was not the self-confidence of w the unbeaten warrior, but the expres- w sion of the only spirit Japan knows, for th she never considers defeat even as a ?a remote possibility. te On the sea officers and men are m spoiling for a fight. From the crews of the huge Mikasa and her sister bat- a tleshlps down to the men on such craft pi as the White-naped Crane and the L< Dragon's Lamp?torpedo destroyers? af they are swearing by every ancestor sf that, If let loose, they will sink or cap- th ture each consonantly named Russian warship In the Pacific. And do they m not contemplate a possible defeat? ? es, but capture no. Never will a Jaanese ship, high or low, go into port prize. When the turrets are Jammed and le big guns dumb, when the screws re still and all defense is dead and one, the men chosen by lot before the eginning of action will from their tatlon in the heart of the ship per>rm "the last full measure of devoon" In exploding the magazines, and le slxteen-petaled chrysanthemum on le imperial standard will go deep own in a welter of blood and steam nd smoke till, "streaked with ash and eeked with oil, the lukewarm whirlools close."?London Mail. TO ANNAPOLI8. elongs the Credit of Educating the Victor* In the Sea Fight. To the United States Academy be>ngs the honor of educating the eye nd hand which, with such unerring till, maneuvered the Japanese fleet to s victory at Chemulpo. Rear Admiral riu, who commanded the Japanese eet, is a graduate of the United States aval Academy at Annapolis In the ass of 1881. He came In under the rovislon which allows the president > tender the services of the academy > foreign nations, and give them a rst-class sea and military training at jst price. Several South Americans re now at two academies under these mditlons, and the brave and skillful ap Is not to first prove under a :range flag the efficacy of our military :hoo!s. It will be remembered that eina Barrios, the most famous Cenal American soldier, was a West olnter. Admiral Urlu, whose name, by the ay, Is not Uric, as given In the press Ispatches, not only was graduated at nnapolis, but even In a class of meriean boys stood well up, and was raduated as 14 in a class of 76. He as converted to Christianity, and is ill an active Christian, as is his wife, ho, as a young Japanese girl, attend1 Vassar. A navy officer who was a assmate of Uriu's told this evening lany stories of the now world-reiwned sailor, and mentioned partlcurly that he had excelled in gunnery id the marksmanship and handling of ig guns. There were two other Japlese in this same class, one of whom as the late Admiral Sarata, who beune distinguished at the battle of the alu in the Japanese-Chinese war. Adiiral Urlu is about forty years old. is classmates in the United States ivy are lieutenant commanders. The credit for the victory at Port rthur belongs to Rear Admiral Sotolittle Ta nunwip who till, LUC IUilC|/<V? iiiMV V v.r w as in command of the attacking fleet e acquired his naval knowledge in lis country, where he attended the ival academy at Annapolis, and -aduated in the class of 1881. He inked twenty-sixth in a class of 76, hlch is considered a remarkable :hlevement by naval officers here in Washington. Instructor J. H. Linard, the navy, who was in the class with le Japanese admiral, says he showed eat aptitude while attending the nail academy in this country.?Washgton correspondent Cincinnati Enilrer. NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE. harles H. Grasty Secures First-Class Plant. An interesting illustration of the imedlate and vigorous steps taken by le newspaper proprietors of Baltimore > resume business when they found leir plants completely destroyed by le conflagration is found in the ex;rience of Charles H. Grasty the pub3her of the Baltimore News and a irector of the Associated Press. With the Baltimore News building i ruins, Mr. Grasty promptly aringed with the Washington Post to rntinue his publication temporarily, hen he jumped on the midnight train ir New York, arriving here early ;sterday morning. In the meantime i had the good fortune to secure an >tion on a large vacant building in altimore. Upon reaching here, the rst thing he did was to find a teletone and call up Adolph S. Ochs at Is residence. Then a conversation as held substantially as follows: "Hello. Is that Mr. Ochs?" "Yes. Who is it?" "Grasty?The Baltimore News." "Where are you?" "I'm in New York." "Awfully sorry to hear of your loss." "Everything has been destroyed in altimore. How about that Philadellia Times plant?" "That plant is at your service." "What is the price?" "Go and take it, arid if you and I in't agree upon a price later, why nor e ii leave me manci m a. ,9 it "Thanks. That's satisfactory, I'll ke it." And thus a $150,000 newspaper esblishment was secured' for the use ! the Baltimore News in less time lan it takes to tell it. The plant is loroughly modern and complete in ery detail, it being that with which ie Philadelphia Times, popularly reirded as a model of typographical t. has heretofore been produced, and eludes Hoe presses, an engraving luipment, a first-class composing om outfit, and a complete library, gether with office furniture and fixires. Within ten minutes afterward arngements had been made for all the achinery and accessories of the Phillelphia Times' plant to be packed, id before now a small army of men ls been employed for this purpose, id a special train engaged to transr the property to Baltimore. Witha few days, probably before the end *U,~ avrvorf Q tfi mis ween., mi. UIIUIJ ive his new publishing: house in full leration and to be able, with the susrlor facilities at hand, to materially islst any of his Baltimore contemiraries who may require aid. Mr. Grasty later arranged with Hoe Co., to secure a large press which as in course of construction at their orks. He also communicated with e Mergenthaler Linotype company id the American Type Foundry, obining from them machinery and fnarial for use in his new plant. Heran Ridder, of the Staats-Zeitung, ofred to take down one of his presses id lend it to the Baltimore News, and similar proposition was made by the lblishers of the Philadelphia Public jdger. Mr. Grasty left for Baltimore In the ternoon, deeply impressed with the lirit of sympathy manifested here for e distressed in his own city. He id accomplished in a few hours a sk which, under other circumstances, ight have consumed weeks or months. New York Times.