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One of the most splendid feats of arms In the present war In the East was the battle of Ktn-Chau, In which
.:he Japanese charged and captured the heights held by the Russians, thereby establishing their place among the
foremost mtltary people of the world. The heights were strongly fortified and were deemed practically Impregna
ble. Nevertheless the Japanese, after silencing artillery fire, carried them by the bayonet, driving the Russians
from the trenches and sending them Vn quick retreat toward Port Arthur, Our Illustration Is from the Illustrated
London News.
Wind and wave and gold-washed weath
Wind fling loose and wave set free;
Bhe and I alone together
Sailing on a sapphire Rea.
Clang and clamor of the crowded
City street Is heard no more;
Only billows, foam enshrouded
Freighting music to the shore!
Bail full blown and sloop prow flinging
Floods of song on either side;
White gulls in the wide bine winging—
Gipsies of the roving tide!
Peaks afar that know the splendor
Of the sunset's waste of wine;
Twilight sky grown strangely tender
Like the eyes that look in mine.
•—Leslie's Monthly.
A New Cinderella
•♦-» ♦ ♦ > ♦. « ♦ <
«ACK BKltfchvSON caught sight of
äJI her as he wus going to the office
after lunch, lie frequently caught
sight of her, but this was the extent
of their acquaintance. He had groan
ed more than once to think convention
ality forbade a more extended one.
Bhe was not the kind of a girl with
.whom one might scrape up a bowing
recognition, to be later elaborated into
lau interchange of commonplaces that
might culminate in permission to call,
jlndieed, if she had been. It Is safe to
{conclude Lierensen would not have
troubled Ills head about her, for he
had a social position to maintain, a
good deal of personal pride and more
than the average sense of exclusive
) "Hallo!" ho said, suddenly, aud stop
ped short.
The girl ahead had paused. She was
evidently In some predicament, for she
Stooped as though to extricate herself
sr to pick up an article dropped. Al
most at the same Instant, however, a
{tremendous dray, piled with boxes,
Ibore down upon her, and at the shout
inf the driver, who was striving to
rein In his huge Percherons, she
japrang toward safety aud reached the
Berenson let the dray pass. Looking
down directly on the spot where the
girl had hesitated, he saw that which
had arrested her, and bonding quickly,
he pulled out of the thick, black, sticky
mud an absurdly small rubber, with
Its wrinkles holding the arch of a high
Mttle Instep.
"Well!" he ejaculated, "here's luck!"
He felt ridiculously elated. So
pleased did he look. In fact, that a
friend jostling him as he reached the
opposite sidewalk remarked his satis
"Wheat gone up, Berenson?"
"No—rubber!" laughed Berenson.
And his friend walked off, wondering
•what there was in fishing footwear out
of the mire to make a fellow look so
Idiotically pleased.
"It was mighty muddy, too!" he
commented disgustedly.
This accusation could not be made
against It an hour later, cleansed and
polished to the highest possible degree
by the man who kept the shoestand In
the office building where Berenson had
'a suite. He took his prise upstairs,
and deposited It, wrapped In tissue pa
per, on the top of his desk.
Then he sauntered to the window
to look over at the skyscraper across
the way, where at a certain window,
kn a certain tier, he had often seen a
certain head. It was a shapely head,
ringleted as close as a baby's with
sunny brown curls. Indeed, so fre
quently of late had he gone to his own
casement to discover If that parttcu
lar bonnle head and rose-leaf face
rarere within range of hie vision that
hrls business began to suffer from such
errs tic absences.
Not that Jack Berenson was bother
ing himself shout business. During
those minutes he stood, absorbed in
Bay dreams, staring apparently at the
uninteresting wall of an uninteresting
building, he was thinking for the most
part how strange it was that he, who
had come gaily up the road of life,
heart whole and fancy free, until he
had reached his thirtieth milestone,
should all at once be beset by the
most chimerical hopes, the most fu
tile desires, the most glorloui of cha
otic Imaginings.
It was lunacy, he told himself—
stark, staring lunacy—that he should
go on his way with a bounding heart
and a feeling of the most senseless
exhilaration, just because he had pass
ed a girlish figure ou the sidewalk,
met the Indifferent glance of violet,
black-lashed eyes, looking forth from
beneath a white brow, or caught the
faint, elusive perfume of her demure
garments. Aud the worst of It was
that he could not bring himself to be
Indignant with himself for being such
a fooll
"You like to be a fool!" he told him
self angrily, "You're hugging your fol
ly! And much good It will do youl
You've not got enough sense, Jack Be
renson, to last a crazy man till break
fast time!"
With which final »hot he was apt to
break away from his vigil, return
sternly to his desk and plunge Into
work until—until he began to wonder
if she might have returned to her chair
In the window, or by any chance be
going out. Though whether out or In,
there had seemed slight chance of
making her acquaintance before Fate,
In the guise of a treacherous street
crossing, had placed a belonging of
hers in his possession.
But when he had sallied forth with
his prize his courage almost failed
him. And when the elevator man let
him off at the eighth floor, ns bidden.
It was an Insane desire to make hie Im
mediate escape by way of the stair
case that overwhelmed him. But he
pulled himself together and went to
ward the suite of doctor's offices,
which he knew occupied that particu
lar angle of the big building. Borne of
the physicians whose names were In
scribed on the tablet In the corridor
were friends of his.
"Hope I don't run Into Norton, or
Schrlener, or MacIntyre," he said.
"Hope I don't."
But he did—all three of them. They
and a few of their professional asso
ciates had mot In the reception room
previous to attending a medical con
vention In a body. It seemed to poor
Berenson, standing helplessly In the
doorway with his package In his hand,
that the place was packed with eyes—
curious, inquisitive, mocking eyes!
But a few voices called out pleasant
ly enough, ' » «ullo—how d'ye do, Be
renson?" And MacIntyre came for
ward with a smile that made his ugly
countenance quite charming.
"Your—the young lady—" stammer
ed Jack. He held out the package
much as though It were a letter of In
troduction. "She lost this, and-"
"Oh, I see!!' The doctor turned hast
ily, "Miss Meredith!" he called.
A girl—the girl—came from an ad
joining room. She looked lovelier than
ever without her hat and coat Her
soft green gown fitted her as Its
sheath fits a flower. And the pretty,
bewildered look In her eyes made
them look more than ever like violet
Berenson knew then how a man felt
who performs a deed of daring In the
cannon's mouth.
"1 was behind yon this noon," he be
gan, "and when you lost this"
"Oh, thank you!" she Interrupted,
comprehending at once, and taking the
offered bundle. "You were very kind
to bring It to me!"
"Vera," Maclutlre said, "let me in
troduce to you Mr. Berenson. Y'ou
have often heard Alice mention hlm, I
am sure. Jack—this Is Miss Meredith,
my wife's sister!" And then as they
bowed he went by way of explanation,
"Vera has been looking after callers
at the offices here during the last six
months. Bhe would work—you know
what girls are!"
Jack didn't know, bat he mentally
decided to remain ignorant no longer.
He would remedy his deficiencies In
this respect as soon as possible, at
least as far as this one bewitching
maiden was concerned. And he vowed
that he had never before guessed what
a thoroughly delightful chap MacIn
tyre was until he heard the latter say
ing before he went off with his friends:
"Oh, I say, Berenson! Come to din
ner to-morrow night—quite Informal,
you know. Six o'clock. Alice will be !
mighty glad to see you!"
Jack looked doubtfully Into the vio
let eyes.
There was a smile In them, though
the lips were sweetly serious.
"I'll come!" promised Jack fervently.
He wrung his friend's hand vigorously
In the ardor of his friendship. "Lord,
yes, 111 come!' |
And he said to himself as he strode
hack to the office, with his head In a
whirl, that It might not be quite so
romantic to find a rubber In Chicago
mud as a slipper on a ballroom floor,
but that it has Its— possibilities!
would serve!—San Francisco Call.
Even Guides nt Bureau of Eugravlua
and Prlntiong are Girls,
The government and the banks, and
even the postofflees, would be In a
hole for a time if all the women in
the bureau of engraving and printing
should drop dead all at once. That
shop would have to close up pretty
quick. Why, you can't even go over
there and look around without a worn
an to show you. All the guides to the 1
bureau for the benefit of tourists and
other ignorant people-whleh includes
all Washington people, for Washing
ton people are the most ignorant peo
pie on earth about Washington institu- 1
tions—all the guides, aud there are
seven of them, are women, young worn
en and pretty women at that |
And how the people do visit therel
Three thousand a week, said a guide. I
That's 500 a day. And that's one a
mlnute for every working hour of the
day. Pretty constant stream of callers
Not so many years ago three decrepit
old men were the guides. Now the
seven are women, which Is significant
and oue that typifies the work done in
the bureau, for hero, of the 8,000 em
ployes, more than half are of the fern
lnlne persuasion |
These young and good-looking guides
will explain how American money la
priuted on the back, then put ln cold
storage, where It goes Uirough a dry-1
ing process; then sorted and the lm- !
perfect sheets thrown out; then print. !
ed ou the face, aud then perforated and
put up lu packages to be sent to the
treasury for the government seal. I
They generally tell how useless It
would be for any one to try to rob
the wagon containing this money. In
the first place, because six guards al
ways accompany it; and, ln the sec-!
ond place, because the money at this
stage of its manufacture wouldn't be
any good, anyway.
"It Is seven days Rfter a bill Is print
ed on Its back before It Is printed on
the face," said this visitor's guide. "It
hiw, f i M . ,
takes thirty nays to make a silver dol
1er bill, and forty to make a gold one.
The gold one Is printed three times,
twice on one side, because It has to
have the word 'gold' and a little splotch
of gold on this side before the face can
be printed."
Then she led the visitor
to the
framed dollar bills fastened to one of
the walls ln the hall, and showed these
bills, calling special attention to ths
gold certificate, and then led the way
back to the front door and said adleo.
It was all over ln ten minutes.—Wash
ington Post
Bullfrogs as Sentries.
A Pennsylvania fisherman has die
covered that bullfrogs act as sentries
to fish, and that It Is useless to try to
catch bass when a deep-voiced bell ow
ing frog la watching.
Women live longer than men because
they have so one to talk than to
03 L. It. A. 988, not to be shown by
An appropriation of public money
by the legislature to redeem warrants
issued under an Invalid law providing
for the treatment of inebriates at pub
lic expense, which are in the hands
of Innocent purchasers, is held In State
ex rel. Garrett vs. Froehlich (Wis.), 01
L. It. A. 345, to be unauthorized, as
being for a private and not for a pub
lic purpose.
A deputy sheep inspector who, under
a proclamation of the Governor that
certain sheep shall be quarantined and
dipped for disinfection, attempts to
do the dipping, is held, in Blair vs.
Struck (Mont.), 63 L. It. A. 481, to act
In a ministerial capacity, and to be
liable for injuries caused by negli
gently dipping the sheep in an Im
proper bath.
The enforcement of a contract by a
custom shirtmaker, upon selling the
good will of his business, not to be
connected with such business again
within the State for a period of ten
years In competition With the pur
chasers, Is held, in Swigert vs. Tilden
(Iowa), 03 L. R. A. 008, not to be con
trary to public policy, where the cus
tomers had been secured by soliciting
orders In all parts of the State.
lYherever one person is placed In
such relation to another by. the act
or consent of such other, or of a third
persou, or of the law, that he becomes
Interested for him, or with him, in any
subject of property or business, be is
held. In Trice vs. Comstock (C. C. A.,
8th C.), 61 L. R. A. 176, to be in such
a fiduciary relation with him that he
Is prohibited from acquiring rights in
that subject antagonistic to the per
son with whose Interests he has be
come associated.
That a storage company received
possession of a trunk is held, In Young
vs. Seattle Transfer Company (Wash.),
evidence that, in response to a tele
phone message, the person answering
the call for the company's number
claimed that he represented the com
pany, and, in compliance with a re
quest communicated to him, an
pressman called at the designated
! house and took away the trunk so as
to render the compuny liable for its
The constitutional provision for an
Impartial jury Is held, In State vs.
Stentz (Wash.), 63 u R. A. 807, to be
violated in a prosecution for man
slaughter by recklessly driving over a
traveler In the highway, by permit
| ting thereon a witness who, to the
knowledge of the prosecuting attorney,
a knew that the accused was recklessly
so driving on the highway Immediately
preceding the commission of the of
fense, a short distance from where it
was committed. The question of the
effect of personal knowledge of facts
to be proved on the competency of a
At.ror is considered in a note to this
Miss Fanny Burney, the friend of
Dr. Johnson and the author of "Eve
lina," began a diary at the age of 15.
1 The reason which ülduced her to kee P
11 journal wa8 ' ln her own words ' ttat
" wben tbe bour arrlves in wbicb time
is more nimble than memory," she
migbt , bave sonie accou, \ ts of b< *
1 '' tbo,,ghts ' manners, acquaintances and
are actiou8 '" * Jer fathe [ aad f ) '- ,end8 8< * m
* bave discouraged the idea, write»
| Mr ' A,18t,n Dob80n in his 1,fe of Mlss
1<Umey '
I ' 1 cannot," wrote the young girl,
a "express the pleasure I have in wrlt
the ln 8 down my thoughts, at the very mo
ment , of people when I first see them,
land how I alter, or how confirm my
self ,n u - aud 1 am mucb deceived in
the my foresl *? bt * if I shall not have very
grea ^ delight ln reading this living
in P roof of Uly manner of Passing my
em- Bme ' n,y 8eid * n >P n ts, my thoughts of
P e °P le I k ™w, » nd " thousand other
| thing in future, there is something to
me very «"satisfactory in passing year
la after ytar ' without even a memoran
dum of wbat you did "
dry-1 The diary, begun In 1708, was edited
lm- ! and given to ^ publlc ln 1846 by
! Miss Burney ' 8 nlece - an arable and
and ,earned lady wbo ba PP ily combined a
the ku °«' led se of Hebrew with a genius
I for makillg Jolly ' Its writer's early
It Predictions were right It contains
rob ,nany interestlng and amuslng descrlp
In 00118 of , llotab, ° pe0p ' e , wbon \ tbe
al- young g l ri . te r S , of ** *°°*?
sec-! 8he read. Plutarch s Lives, Popes
this 1 " Illad: " 8b ® , read8 K« 88 ® 1 « 8 ' and
thinks the style and sentiments inlm
Moreover, the "Diary" proves plain
ly that Fanny's close attention to
braid-stitch, eross-and-change, pink
, ing, pointing, frilling, and all the other
dol- . .. , , . .
niceties of that needlework which her
stepmother regarded as so Important
to young persons, did not leave her
without leisure for literature.
A Cheerful View.
But, my dear Mr. Meekins, you
the ' can't go home while It's raining so,"
of insisted Mr. Wilson. He was known
ns a poor provider and his wife as
ths about the worst cook In the community.
to * bat<
"Really, now, you can't go home ln
this downpour. Stay, do, now, and
have dinner with us."
"Oh, no, thank you," protested the
guest. "It doesn't look very Inviting
outside, that's a fact, but I don't think
I'll stay. I guess It isn't as bad as all
It Is a question wben time drags
slower—at a church social or a family
Sometimes a man's love for horses
to but a hobby.
This Illustration shows well the humiliating treatment accorded to the ,
Emperor of China by the Dowager Empress and makes It very plain who is
the real ruler of the great empli e. The fiction of pretending that the Empe
ror Is In truth an emperor Is maintained at the court reeeptlous of the for
eign ministers at Peking, but even on such occasions the unhappy ruler has
to content himself with a seat behind a small table, while ln the background
and towering over him, the Dowager Empress is seated on the throne. The
illustration was made from a sketch drawn by an officer wbo recently attend
ed one of these levees.
Admiral Skrydloff Who Commands the
Russian Vladivostock Fleet,
The raids of the Russian Vladivos
tock squadron under Admiral Skryd
lofir called for a good deal of unstinted
praise. These raids have been most
daring and to a considerable extent
have Interfered with the plnns of the
Japanese. This squadron sallied forth
to prey upon Japanese transports and
merchantmen, successfully eluding tho
Japanese fleet under Admiral Kalmu
ra. sent In search of It. Oue particu
larly bold raid was out Into the Pacific
ocean, where It encountered and cap
tured or sunk several vessels. The
squadron was sufficiently powerful to
cause a division of the Japunese fleet,
thus weakening Admiral Togo's squad
ron before Part Arthur.
Admiral Skrydloff, commander of
the squadron, Is regarded as tbe ablest
naval officer in the Russian service
since the death of Makaroff, who per
ished with the battleship Petropav
lovsk. On Makaroff's death Admiral
Skrydloff was dispatched to the far
east to take command at Port Arthur.
Before he reached the east, however,
I'ort Arthur was cut off both by sea
and land by the Japanese. He conse
quently assumed the command at
Vladivostock and his activity and dar
ing raids perplexed the Japanese.
Vice Admiral Nikolai Ilarlonovltch
Skrydloff, though not considered such
a scientific seaman as the gallant offi
cer who went down in the Petropnv
lovsk, is reputed to be full of dash and
enterprise. He made his name in the
Russo-Turkish war. when he led sev
eral daring and successful attacks on
Turkish ships, and baffled the efforts
of the Türke to prevent the transport
of tbe Russian troops over the Dan
ube. He has held commands ln the
Pacific and knows the Far Eastern
sees thoroughly. It Is understood that
bnt for tbe opposition of Admiral Al
exieff, wbo does not favor Skrydloff,
tbe latter would ' bave been In com
mand at Port Arthur In the first In
stance Instead of Admiral Stark.
▲ bookkeeper—the man to whom
you lend one. —Philadelphia Record.
Well-Bred Woman's Quest After Her
Son Who Had Proved Wayward,
An elegantly dressed and eminently
respectable appearing lady called at
the office of a money broker yesterday
aud ask,ed him: "Does my son owe
you any money?" He replied that, not
knowing who she was, he could not
answer her question. When told her
name he said her son was owing him
a small amount.
"Well," said she, "I will pay you the
amount," which she proceeded to do
and took a receipt, remarking that she
hoped her boy would reform and not
borrow any more money. "He ought
to be a good boy," she continued, "for
be comes of as good stock as there Is
ln America and has a string of ances
tors reaching back beyond the days of
the revolution and of irreproachable
pedigree. It has been said 'age is noth
ing, but blood will tell,' but I have
about concluded that sometimes good
blood don't count for much. If one
buys a racing or trotting horse tbe
first thing inquired Into Is the pedigree;
if you buy a cow her ancestry and
their qualities aré carefully looked over
to see whether she Is likely to be a
good milker or only fit for beef; If yon
buy a dog, even, the strain of blood
Is the most Important thing to be con-'
sldered. In short, in buying any of the
animals I have mentioned it Is the
blood you pay for, not the bone and
muscle. Tst here is my boy, wbo,
with the blood of generations of an
cestors of the finest in the land cours
ing through bis veins, bas taken to as
sociating with the dissolute and vile,
who spends his money in low resorts
and loseB It at the gaming tables, and
leaves his mother to settle his debts."
The broker had known of too many
such cases to express any surprise and
has lost much of his faith ln good
blood, as many others have or are do
ing.—Portland Oregonian.
"Women have no originality, no In
ventive genius." "Nonsense; I havs
seen my stenographer make a memor
andum with a hat pin on a cake of
soap when she had no paper hand."

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