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Over the way of your drenma, my boy, Arc wondrous things for yoUr oyos to 800, And wonderful paths to a world of joy And the marvelous land of the Ought to-B«\ Theru is gold In the duRt that your foot will frond, And diamonds gleam on the wayside Krflhs, Aild Wren lis of lnurcl to grace Jrdur b^ntt toang Waiting lo crown you as you ImsS there are marble castles and brodd es tates, And servants to every wish fulfill, Aild armored hosts at the caBtle gates fctaiid ready and eager to do yout :sin •••te 5yf' ill ':MB there are living springs to treriew your Voutil, Ada drenmful sliadcs for your least t-eposfe, Aild breezes to fan you with iove and truth, A%'1 And gardens that bloBsom like the rose. There arc wildwooda ringing with gongs of birds There are sumptuous feasts where friends arc men To greet you with tender and honest words, And never a theme that you might regret. Ah! over the way of your dream it lies— This land of the Ought-to-Be. so fair: This paradise of the countless sklcB. Where the Best aud Klght are every where. a Tour childhood lives In this liappy land, And the loved ones lost in the years ago In the glow of Its glorious sunlight stand And tenderly beckon you there, I know. •gg As«-?v- What care If your present path Is bleak And the shadows clutch at your gar ment's hem? It's over the way that your soul must seek X V* For the light tlmt will over banish them. :CSg •Sil Just over the wny of your dreams, my boy, Are wondrous things for your eyes to sec, And wonderful paths to world of joy And the marvelous land of the Ought to-Bc. HOW NO, 99 WON THE RECORD By Ceorge Ethelbert Walih. dou't believe In record-breakin' runs with steamships or steam en gines. It's dangerous Work, and some day there'll be such big explosions on land or sea that'll cure people of this erase." Dan Martin, Ihe old engineer, rubbed the shining brass connecting rods of No. 00 vigorously, until they looked like a strong reflecting mirror. "I've nl'us refused to run my engines at a dangerous pace just to make a record for the company," he coutimicd after a pause. "I have the name of beln' the most careful engineer In the West, an' I consider that a bigger hon or than If I had the reputation of beln' the one that could drive his engine the fastest. The superintendent has hint ed to me more 't once that he'd like to •ce me break the record with old 99, but I al'us shrugged my shoulders, and told 'em that I war'n' goln' to risk the lives of the passengers for any foolish advertisln' of the road. No, sir, I wouldn't do it." Another vigorous rub of the polished brass rod. "Yes, No. 09 holds the record now," he added In reply to a query, "an' she will for some time, too, I guess. But I .was speakln' of things before she made that big run from Ellinwood to Great Bend in Middle Kansas. "Was 1 the engineer at that time? Of course I Was, an' No. 00 never put In better work, 1 didn't believe in record •mashln' then any more than now. but I had to break (lie record that time or lose my life and 00 too. It was a forced trip that I took, nu' 1 don't want to mjike It ng'In. No, sir, oncu Is enough for me. "I was ordered to take No. 00 from McPherson to Great Bend one morn in' to meet the superintendent of the road, an' he wired me to hurry up a bit. He wanted to make quick trip down to Dodge City, where there was some trouble with railroad robbers. After he finished the orders he added over the wires: 'You'll be nlone, and will have a good chance to make 00 break the record.' I smiled at this, but didn't Intend to push her beyond the safety point one bit. My life and reputation was Just ns Important whether I was alone or with a whole train load of people behind me. "I started out of McPherson on a gentle trot, so to speak, nnd when I was clear of everything I put on more bpced. I love to ride rapidly across the country when there ain't 110 cars danglin' behind, an' I just let old 00 skip lively. I was goln' as fast as I thought she ought to go without run nln' any risk. It was midsummer then, and the day was pretty warm and sultry. Wo hardly made a breeze in our rapid flight. Jim Watson, my fireman, said he thought the air was feverish hot, an' that's just what It was. The sun seemed to glare at us like a ball of fire, and the heat ap peared to be rlsiu' from the landscape all around. There wasn't a cloud In the sky, an' It just hurt our eyes to look outside of the caboose. The long stretch of rails ahead glistened like sliver. 'We'll have a storm or somethln' before long,' Jim says as he looks at tho sky. 'This heat won't last.' "I thought so, too, but 1 didn't give words to my Ideas. We were ap proacliln' Lyons at a swingln' gait when a few clouds suddenly rose up ill the cast. They looked black In the centre, and seemed to increase In size as they approached. In a short time they were joined by others, nnd their looks were threatcnln'. They were wind clouds, aud probably the bcgln nln' of a bail wind storm. When we rushed through Lyons the flagman waved his hands at us aud pointed toward the cast. "The clouds had now become more threatenln' thau over, and Jim mut tered, 'A tornado, I'll bet.' 'Shouldn't wonder,' was all the re ply I made. "We swept on a little faster. I thought we might be safer to get In to port before the storm struck us. Then It occurred to me that we would be better oft probably runnln' than •tandln' stilt. So I slackened speed a «n' watched tyf iky anxiously. ^'s •y *r iH •w 1 r- ?y "Suddenly from the very middle ot the black cloud sometliin' seemed to extend way down to the earth. It looked ns If the cloud had burst, an' was trnillu' along the track right be hind us. I knew that sight only too well. It Wrts rusliln' down upon us like a fiend. The sun was still slilniu', bit the fleecy clouds around It made it flood the landscape with a sickly glare. 'Say, Jim, that fellow Is after us,' I said as quietly as possible. '"Yes, an' it's a reg'lcr twister,' "Now when a tornado Is rushlh' down upon you at the rate of eighty or ninety miles nu hour you forget all about the danger there Is in record smashin'. At least I did. There was that big, ugly-lookln' cloud followln' ub with a fearful noise. It was so close that wfe could hear the rush and roar of It. I gave one frightened glance at its terrible bentre, an' then I opened the throttle of old 00. Jim be1 gan to pile coal on, and shake up the fires. We were directly In the road of the tornado, and unless it veered to one side or the other, or we could suc ceed In outrunnln' It, we were doomed. "But 00 responded to my touch like a horse. She snorted and puffed away as If aware of the danger behind. The wheels revolved so fast that It seemed as if they could not keep on the track. In another moment we were speedin' along at a rate that would have made me sick at any other time. But we weren't goln' fast enough yet. The horrible cloud was still galnin' on us. 'More coal, Jim, more coal I' I shout ed. 'We must go faster.' "Well, he knew the danger, too, an' he perspired like a porpoise as he tried to get up more steam, faster an' faster we flew. The strain on the en gine was severe, but I never thought of that. I just put ou all the steam we could get We were now holdln' ouf own with Ihe tornado, but it Wits still a race for life or death. If anything should give wny the storm would be down upon us In an instant. We were really balanced between two great dangers. 'If we can reach Great Bend we'll be all right,' I said to Jim, as we both looked anxiously at the pursuin' cloud. 'There's a turn In the road, an' we'll get out of the path of the tor nado.' 'But We must cross the bridge first' Jim said in reply. 'Yes, but we can't slacken out speed.* "I knew what he was thlnkln' of. The bridge across the large arm of the Arkansas was only a ttooden structure then, and it was not over-strong. To rush across it at our tremendous speed might eause a catastrophe, but the bend In the road did Hot occur un til after the bridge was crossed. Until we reached that point the road Was as straight as a bee-line. "Neither one si6ke after that We alternately watched the pursuin' tor nndo and the track ahead. We just held our own and had no time to spare. If we lost one minute the hor rible flend would be down upon us. '"The bridge! the bridge Is ahead!' suddenly shouted Jim, aud thought ills face turned a shade paler. "I could not believe it at first, thought that the bridge was miles be yond, and It was hard work to realise the distance we had covered stlice tho tornado first alarmed us. 'Now for it,' I muttered to Jim. 'Here goes!' "I opened the throttle. Then No. 00 gave a loud, prolonged, shrill screech, that might have been her death knell. The next Instant she reached the wooden bridge, and llinndei'ed upon It like the rumbliu' of thunder. The structure swayed and trembled under the weight. When we reached the middle It creaked and cracked, and seemed ready to give way at any mo ment. But we passed the middle safely, and the other shore was al most reached. 'See! see!' Jim shouted. "I looked behind and shuddered at the sight. The tornado had reached the other end of the bridge, and as If nngered at the prospect of our escape the mighty wind was rlppin' nnd tear in' up the wooden structure as if it was made of straw. We touched the other side none too soon, for the whole bridge began to sway, and then top pled over before the furious onslaught of the wind. "But in another moment we reached the bend In the road, and rushed out of the path of the tornado. We slowed up a little then, and watched the baffled flend hurry past us, carryiu' death and destruction with it. Wo both gave a sigh of relief, and then turned to check the terrible speed of our Iron horse. "We brought her to a standstill at Great Bend station with difficulty. It seemed ns if she hated to stop, and she puffed and panted like a living creature. On the platform stood the superintendent. "Why, hurrah, Martin, you've brok en the record nil to pieces,' lie said,, slapplb' me on the shoulder. 'Since the agent reported you at Lyons, why, you have averaged eighty-two and a half miles. Great Scott! man, that's a wonderful run!' 'Yes, it was, I said. "I was too tired and nervous to ex plain then. I was satisfied to think that we were home safe. It was tho most wonderful run I ever mnde, and that's how old 90 holds the record." A Mnatnehed Home. A coal yard at Thirteenth aud Chest nut streets Is the proud possessor of a big bay horse, whose chief claim to distinction lies in his possession of a remarkably well-trained blond mus tache. After hard day's work this hirsute appendage assumes the needlc Uke points of the French facial decora tion, but In the morning it stands out dry nnd fluffy, a good four inches on each side of his nose. "Fritler," as he Is called, seeius to feel that he is at tracting attention, for he holds up liis head with all the pride a virility of six teen years cau summon up. Fitlcr has easily won for himself the friendship of all his coworkers, aud he is treated with many distinctions. It is said that the animal whinnies in terror at the sight of a pig, for fear it may prove a razor-back, but while Fitlcr remains with the coal yard people he need never fear the ignominy of Philadelphia collected $102,000 as taxes on trolley company dividends last year. w- HEN the* sun souk his red find rspiring face under the cooling aters of tho Caribbean on the *4 wn night of July 2, 1S08, the blockading fleet off Santiago drew silently inshore to take up another night of vigil lest Cervera should slip by under cover of darkness and undo the work of the past forty days. Scarcely had the hiss which marked the extinction of the orb of day smitten on the ears of the men of the fleet when the searchlights took up the labor where the sun had left off aud sent long tongues of flame into the crooked mouth of the har bor, sweeping to right and left, west and east over the grim fortresses which mask ed the entrance, peering in to where tiic Keina Mercedes was floating a wateh dog against any attempt to break inside. When the same sun after one more course from east to west ngain took his inighty bath over toward Panama, the blockading fleet was somewhat scattered although within signal call. Part of the vessels were along the coast line picking up the sailors of Spain and helping to save the survivors of the wrecks made such by themselves. The long vigil was over, nothing remained of sufficient im portance to worry gallant "Dick" Wain wright with his little converted yacht. The fleet of the gray-haired admirai was in smoldering ruins along that coast line, while he himself a prisoner was sittihg in the cabin of the flagship dressed in garmeuts lent to him i».v her officers. Independence Day, 18PS, had received new significance, for it had become the day of one more stupendous uavai accom plishment under the flag of the Uniou. Not even the brilliant battle of Admiral Dewey in the harbor of Mauila exceeded the wouderful tight made by Schley on that Sunday morning. Spain's sea power was a mere reminiscence when the suu rose over Morro and Socapa on July 4. But one American had lost his life in the fierce tight extending from early in the morning until an hour and a half after the time for midday mess call. Hun dreds of Spaniards had made their last fight on earth, four magnificent cruisers, excelling in power—on paper—the one ar mored cruiser which did such fearful ex ecution, were blackened hulks lying ashore on the coast, two torpedo destroy ers were under the sea, sent there by a fierce little yacht inferior in armament to them, and the survivors of all their crews were prisoners aboard the vessels of their conquerors. A Severe Vijcil, For forty days Schley had kept guard there. For thirty days the blockade had been maiutained uuder the oue general order issued by Sampson to all the fleet on Juue 2. For thirty days the same six mile circle had bound in the eutrauce to Santiago aud made it impossible for any thing, even a whaieboat, to emerge night or day without a challenge to be turned into destruction uuiess the challenge were heeded. It had been a nerve-racking, soul-wearying strain on officers and men. by day standing off under'steam in a wide circle of six miles from the prows of the big battleships in the ceuter to the same distance off the harbor entrance, but close inshore, where the little gunboats picket ed, by night closing in to half distauce with formation unbroken excepting that a battleship should close in on the en trance aud blaze it with its searchlights until relieved, while another huge hulk attended to open fire on anything emerg ing, such had been the monotonous order of the watch. Patiently aud faithfully, puuetual to the second on changing station, the watch had beeu kept. Time after time the vet eran of Castile had sought for a break in that deadly guard aud had retired into the inuer fastnesses of the crooked harbor in despair. "If the enemy attempts to es cape close in on him, engage and endea vor to destroy him or drive him ashore." So read the general order issued by Samp son ou June 2. which was never changed until it had beeu carried iuto full effect. So with the fall of night just a month later the big ships moved slowly and sul leuly nearer the point of possible attack. When the first gray streak of dawn re vealed the point where water and shore separate the Massachusetts, then on guard with her searchlight attended by the Iudiana. turned her prow to the east and steamed away to Guantanamo. She left her statiou to coat, for her buukers were getting too low in supplies to per mit her to follow out orders if the emer gency arose. Taylor, with the Indiana, relieved her, for uo second ship was ueed ed then. Back into the circle, with the Gloucester hovering ou her port bow, the big battleship moved. With the increase of light once more the long seini-circle was taken up aud the grim watch went on. But the uneasy sea kept the big ships drifting to the east as they rose and fell. Over neurest the shore in the port di visiou the little Vixen held her place. Next should have beeu the Marbleliead. but she was detached that day. Then came the Brooklyn, flagship of the second squadron the Texas, the Iowa, the Ore gon, the New York, flagship of the chief in cotnmaud the Gloucester close iusliore and east of her the Indiana. The posi tion at daybreak was such that the port side was somewhat uncovered. It is be lieved that this unusual condition was no ticed by the Spanish commander and that herein he saw his only chance of escap ing with one or more of his vessels. %a shave.—Philadelphia Times. The Beginning ot Quarantine. In the fourteenth century oue-fourth of the populatiou of Europe are com putcd to have died of the bubonic plague, introduced from the East. The first measures to cheek its spread were adopted by the city of Veuice, which appointed in 1348 three guardinns of the public health. In 1403 Venice es tablished a lazaret, or contagious dis ease hospital, on a small island ad joining the city. This was the begin ning of quarantine. The word itself means "forty," and Implies forty days, the period of detention Imposed on ves sels at this first Venetian quarantine. Sampson StcaniH Off. Morniug mess was called aud disposed of, men lounged about ueekiug some cool spot, officers walked nervously about, but Uothiug indicated that a chauge to the monotony of the vigil was imminent. Over on the Oregon the jackies assembled hi general quarters for Suuday morning in spection. On the other ships iu rapid succession the same preparations for the same ceremony were noticeable—except ing the New Yt-k. Day station had been taken, the comr» ander had made his ob servations and was about to leave his post for a time. While the men were still on deck under going a rigid inspection by their officers the signal bridge of the fleet flagship broke out In many*colored bunting. On each signal bridge of each vessel in the af' a Xo*y,x&j-,y ADMIRAL 6CQLEY. mighty armament the officer on duty bent his glasses to read the signal. It was nearly 9 o'clock, stifling hot and eyes were straining across the brazen water in idle wonder when the stern guard would be broken. "Disregard the motions of the commander in chief" read the signal dis played by the big flagship. Then the beautiful cruiser steamed away toward Siboney. On the deck of the Brooklyn, shaded by a big awning, sat Commodore Schley. Near by him was Captain Cook. The inspection was over, the men had been released and all was as monotonous as it had been for forty days. Just at this juncture the navigating officer on the for ward bridge bent his glasses on the har bor entrance, liis attention had been at tracted to smoke which was coming therefrom. He quietly turned to Mr. Hodgson, executive officer, and said: "That siuoke is moving, sir." "Give nie the glasses," said Mr. Hodg son, and he trained them on the object uow increasing in size. "The enemy is escaping, sir," he bawled out to the squadron chief, droppiug ihe glasses in his excitement. "Signal the fleet to clear ship," said the commander. "We have done so. sir." From the signal bridges of half the ves sels iu the fleet came the signal that at ldst Cervera had dared the wrath of the blocknders. In swift reply came the or der from the Brooklyn to close iu and engage, but by the time the bunting flap, ped from the ropes the entire fleet had broken grouud nnd was following out the general order to tight on sight. As they swung to port to meet tho enemy the for ward turrets of the Teresa blazed with a noisy defiance and the shot were turned loose among the vessels bearing down swiftly upon them. Then the most remarkable naval bat tle of all time was under way. The big Brooklyn, the largest ship in the fleet, swooped down under half steam, belching flame aud smoke from all her port bat tery. Then, with a mighty sweep of her bows, she sheered up to starboard and, swinging around in a circle, passed close by the Texas, reopenlug with her star board battery. Swiftly she flew, gaining speed and power with each revolution of her screws. Classed as iuferior to auy one of the four gigantic cruisers opposed to her, she successively engaged them all. The Texas, the Oregon, the Indiana, all swooped down, turning to meet the westward course of Cervera's ships. Their heavy guns threw tons of hard metal against the sides of the doomed ships, but only one had the steam aud speed to follow the escaping leaders. With an experience gained in a race of 12,(MM) miles, the stokers and engiuecrs of the mighty Oregon had learned a lesson which stood them in good stead. With a speed greater even than that of the Brooklyn, this leviathan passed to star board of the Iowa aud Texas and hung on the trail of the speedy Brooklyn, gain ing rapidly ou the flagship, hurling heavy 'lot and shell upon the enemy. •'rom out the eutrauce of the luirbor, ,..t of all, lying flat in the water with a limited exposure to hostile fire, came the most dreaded of all the ships which float ed the flag of Castile that morning. With do.ible the speed of the Americans, with deadly torpedoes aboard aud with instruc tions to send iu their deadly missiles on any ship dariug enough to await their at tack, slipped out the Furor aud l'iuton. Duriug all the long watch off that harbor these two had caused the blocknders the greatest auxicty. Yet the result tends to show how useless in hot battle they and their class can be. Wheu the actiou began the Gloucester lay farthest inshore iu the starboard di vision. She lapped over the huge Iudiana aud her gallant commander sent her for ward aud then swept in a wide circle, learing the way for Taylor. She blazed away with her guus—mere toys compared to those of her big consort—but at too long range for effective service. Then Captain Waiuwright, knowing the speed of his ship, held her back to gain steam, lie was still waiting wheu the torpedo boats made the outer entrance. Then came his opportunity. Opposing two vessels regarded as the most dangerous iu the fleet of the enemy by this time w*as but one daring Yankee seaman with a crew of daring Yankees aboard a fragile yacht built for pleasure aud uot stern war. It was a contest uoue need have felt shame in avoiding, but Waiuwright had seen the Maine sink 1h» !ow the waters of Havana harbor, had ••en his men iu imiuglcd heaps crushed «».it of life, aud he kuew no hesitation. Like a greyhound his little vessel shot forward. Down under the tire of the battleships which had turned their lire upon them the yacht bore iu between the deadly torpedo boats. Often in that bril liant action they tried to torpedo the Gloucester, but the skill of the command er aud the skill of the meu behind the guns smothered both vessels with a dam aging tire. In and out like a snake of flame and smoke raced the Gloucester. Back to- r1 ^.i^M^'fi'ADSIIRAL SAMPSON. ward the harbor entrance the worried tor pedo ships turned iu a vain effort to es cape, but escape was not to be. Smoth ered at their guns by a boat with fewer weapons and lighter projectiles, but with deadly aim, they blew up into fragments. Oue went ashore and the other dropped leneath the waves, while the victor hu manely devoted his time to the rescue of the few meu who had survived his awful tire. Less than one hour had passed, less than sixty minutes had been neces sary to show the limited value of such1 vessels against the deadly accuracy and rapidity of the Americans. .- I Cervera Opens Fire. As the Teresa opened fire she received tiie return fire of all the ships of the American fleet. Sheering to starboard she made a futile effort to escape to the west. Closely following in her tracks came the Oquendo, the Vizcaya and the ,Cristobal Colon, all superior in armament to the Brokolyu and but little inferior to the bulldogs of the American navy. The Spaniards made a gallant aud desperate fight, but the constant rattle of the rapid fire guus in main and secondary battery aboard the enemy, combined with au ac curacy at long and short range little short of marvelous, made the Castilian gunners flee from their guns. The Iowa aud the ludtaua being short on steam were operating at long rauge until well after the action commenced. But they closed in and by the lapse of half an hour were dealing deadly blows at all but the swift Colou, which seemed in a fair way to glide out to the sea to the west aud make good her escape. The Oregon, with a burst of speed which has caused naval authorities and writers to gasp aud continue gasping, set sail for the flying flagship, aud before the Colon gave up the light was well up with the chase. In lo the shore turned the flag ship of the enemy, but as she turned Cap tain Clark's gallant vessel flew by, raking her as she faltered. Then she flew the white flag and dashed a wreck on the beach. On flew the Oregou, followed by the Texas. Indiana and Iowa, all delivering hot volleys from large and small guns. The Brooklyn, ahead of her enemy, was sending back her complimeuts from the after turret, while her forward pieces bore on the Colon, which passed inshore of the Oquendo, just as the Oregou raked the flagship. As the Oquendo veered iushore the Oregon passed astern and scut a compliment or two as she headed for the Vizcaya, now hotly engaged with the Brooklyn and Texas. The Iowa and Indiana, coming up slower, also beat the ship iuto a shapeless mass of twisted iron and steel. Less than a full hour of lighting and two of the es caping fleet ashore, abandoned and with colors trailing their decks. Nine and eleven miles from the harbor entrance lay two of the best of Spain's warships—one the flagship—battered out of all semblance to vessels of their for mer power and speed. Just ahead, but under a tire which nothiug afloat could sustain aud remain afloat, the proud Viz caya, commanded by the officer who had showed her off in New Y'ork harbor about the time of the Maine disaster, was reel ing aloug hopeless but still defiant. Her consort, the Colon, was gaining rapidly aud seemed to be about to escape. The Vizcaya suddenly turned inshore, ran up the white flag and her susviviug sailors leaped into the hostile sea to avoid the rain of iron which was slaughtering them in winrows. Seventeen miles of travel and less than two hours of fighting and three of the mighty cruisers were gone. On swept the Brooklyn and Oregon, the big battleship now close on the quarter of the flagship, hanging grimly to the chase. Up lum bered the Indiana and Iowa aud, no long er able to maintain the chase, turned to the rescue of the unfortunates. A flag broke out on the New York, now rushing by, and Captain Taylor, ou the Indiana, saw his ship's number called. Then he received a signal order to return to his station off the blockade aud guard the harbor entrance. So slowly aud reluc tautly he came about and dropped out of the fight. "Fighting Bob" Evans, with the Iowa, having done as much damage as possible while the encmyVlleet existed, now turn ed his atteution to caring for the surviv ors. Even while at this work the New York, under full steam and with screws revolving under forced draught, plunged by on her way to get into the tight. On the bridge was the commander-in-chief, whose orders w»re being so gallantly and thoroughly carried out by the ships of the two squadrons iu his absence. He sent Taylor back, flagged Evans to care for the wounded aud surviving and then raced ahead to where iu the distance he was able to see puffs of white smoke mantling the Oregon, and then later on see a geyser of water beyond the fleeiug Colon as a thirteen-ineh shell exploded on the inshore side. Orders Were Obeyed. But it was too late. Even as the fleet flagship drew near to the chaie the Colon turned inshore and the last of the enemy signaled submission and defeat. Then up went the signal of Schley mat tiie battle was over and the victory won. AI1 that remained was to see to the rescue and comfort of the survivors. Three of the American ships had made fights without parallel in naval history. Seven had con centrated their fire at once on the extend ed line of the enemy. One cruiser had engaged at close quarters four armed with heavier ordnance and reputed to be more powerful, swifter and better able I to withstand a hard contest. One huge battleship, with a speed great ly inferior to any of the enemy, had out sailed them all, overhauling her own flag ship, with a registered nominal speed of five knots better. A mere toy boat had engaged in deadly embrace two torpedo boats with heavier ordnance, better pro tection and as high speed, if not much higher. Like a wasp she had fluttered about them and with sharp drives had stung them to death. A grim, white faced man in an undress naval uuiform stood on her bridge and directed her movemeuts like a personification of fate. An hour afterward, tender as a woman, he was helping the poor defeated wretches to the decks of his little vessel. No commanding officer ever issued a general order which was so literally obey ed. Few and simple as the words were, each syllable counted in the result. "If the enemy attempts to escape close in, engage and emleavor to destroy him or drive him ashore." These were the words Sampson wrote on June 2. Ou the morn ing of July 8 these words were just as important as on June 2. No revocation, no chntige, no additiou had been made to them they stood for tho order of battle should one come. Then on July 3 he sail ed away to meet Shafter. While he was gone and despite his utmost efforts to catch up with the running fight his orders were carried out to the last word of the full sentence. "Destroy or drive ashore." he said. In order that there might in the future be uo reason to say that part had been done and part omitted the gallant sailors destroyed the enemy and also drove his entire fleet ashore. But one of the vessels engaged that morning evaded the latter portion of that stern order. But for the pernicious ac tivity of "Dick" Wainwright the IMuton doubtless would have completed the duty thus assigned to her. But the Gloucester was so active that this dreaded ship blew up and sank when not far from the shore, so that if any questiou should arise it must be answered by the captain of the converted yacht. It is not generally be^ lieved he will be asked to explaiu, as the blowing up and sinking will be held to be practical execution of orders. The unfortunate controversy which has arisen concerning the placing of the credit of that great sea tight must have been as disagreeable to Schley as to Sampson. The latter was the superior. He gave the orders, but unfortunately was not there to carry them out himself. They were obeyed, aud. as Schley says, there is glory enough in the engagement for all concern ed. It was a case of Trafalgar over again. Like Sampson, Lord Vincent was iu command of the fleet, but was absent when the battle was fought. As Nelson's name will ever be associated with Trafal gar. so also will Schley's with Santiago. FRUIT TINS LOOK LIKE GLASS. Solid l'nckuecH Are Made to Appeur Transparent and Sell Better. What appears to be a mild form of deception seems to have received the indorsement of the Patent Office In the graining of a patent for a shipping can or package to Henry W. Rowland Crosby aud William II. Harrison, ol Aughton, Eugland. This consists of a method of putting up preserves in tin caus, aud yet to have the appearance of glass jars, the latter for several rea sons being preferred by purchasers. The ordinary type of tin can is used, but it Is covered with a paper on which is printed an excellent reproduction Id color of the fruit coutained in the can. This label is devoid of all lettering, and the lower part is shaded to represent glass, while the upper part is made to FRUIT IX CANS TO LOOS LIKE JARS. counterfeit a paper or parchment cover tied with a string. It Is deslgued that these packages shall have every ap pearance of glass jars as they repose on the grocers' shelves.—Chicago Inter Oceau. Doors ol' Bank of England. The public eutrauce doors of the great building of the Bank of England are so finely balanced that a clerk, by pressing a knob under his desk, cau close them Instantly. A Kausas paper denies the report that a trust is belug formed In that State for the purpose of cornedng grasshoppers and selling the hops to breweries. Some people can't even tell the truth without exaggerating. THE HAWKEYE STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK CONCISELY CONDENSED. A New Fish Hatchery at Belleville— Northwestern Roundhouse for Clin ton—Strike of Preacher*—Milkman Mulcted—Distressing Sulcldc. Last year the United States fish com missioner took a large number of fish from the Mississippi river at Bellevue and stocked some of the inl.«d waters of this State, as an experiment. It was thought that by doing this thousands of fish could be raised In streams aud lakes that here tofore have been barren of the finny tribe. The plan has proven more successful than anticipated, and the work of stocking all the inland waters of the State will be continued. Where the fish have been placed in'different bodies of water they have multiplied rapidly, and Fish Warden Delivan is more than pleased with the re sults. In order to continue the work a fishery will be erected at Bellevue. Dep uty Fish Commissioner Johnson will spend most of the summer at Bellevue. accompanied by a skillful fisherman, who will instruct the remainder of the em ployes in the art of catching and caring for small fisb. Bellevue will also be headquarters for the fish cars, which have been constructed especially for this work. New Houadhouae at Clinton. The Northwestern Railway, after due consideration, has concluded to build a roundhouse in Clinton, and has instructed H. W. Seaman to secure options on all the property included iu the pint. This is now being done, and soon the work of erecting the new buildings will commence. The property secured is a three-cornered piece, 1,000 fe*t one way and l,tiOQ the other, the third side heiug along the rail road tracks. It is the iuteufiou of the company to erect oie building at a cost of $i5,000. Both buildings will be construct ed of brick, with stone foundations. The total cost will be about $200»U00. Treacher* on Ftrlkc. Great interest has U»en manifested at Marshalltown iu the preachers' strike for a raise %t salary from $3 t« W a day for preaching Sunday afternoons at the sol diers*^ home. Father I^eaihan of St. Mary's Catholic Church is preachiug now, and he has beeu requested to supply the pulpit hereafter uutii the strike of the Protestant preachers has been settled. The ministers say there will be no settle ment except at their terms. Damages from a Milkman. W. O. Clark recovered $855 from Ed ward Dicks in the District Court at Des Moines, because of a blood disease con tracted by using milk furnished by Dicks. The milk was taken from a cow wfiich, it was alleged, had tuberculosis. Clark sued for $15,000 ou the representation of hia physicians that the disease was in curable. It was shown that Dicks knew the cow was diseased. An Agoal/ing Suicide, Mrs. Lew Farmer, a widow, committed suicide at her home in Grinnell. She took concentrated lye, which burned her throat and stomach terribly, and she died in great agony. She had attempted suicide before and a strict watch was kept on her, but she eluded the vigilance of her friends with the result noted aho Killed Ity l«ive Wire. Charles McDonald, employed as the driver for one of the Des Moiucs street sweepers, while going home after his day work, seized alive electric wire that caught him about the legs and with an ex clamation of agony fell to the pavement and expired without, perhaps, ever realiz ing the cause responsible for his death. Brief State -HappentBtfa* Des Moines is to have a wall paper fac tory. The town of Bussey was recently in corporated. Firecrackers in a barn in Clinton caus ed a $2,500 fire. Williamsburgs' gas lightiug plant is now in operation. Keystone now has an electric light plant in operation. The Dubuque water system is estimat ed to be worth $703,153. A Muscatine man desires to open a but ton factory at Burlingtou. The Iowa iron works of Dubuque launched its fiftieth boat recently. Council Bluffs barbers are being prose cuted for violation of the Suuday closiug law. A class of thirteen has been graduated from the State deaf and dumb school at Council Bluffs. James Collins, a farm hand near Del mar, was struck by lightning and in stantly killed. A crazed tramp iu the cells of the police station at Davenport made two attempts to commit suicide. Hiram Barns, living near Birmingham, was run into by a train while crossing a track and killed. It is believed that the amount of $100, 000 will be raised at Burlington iu aid of the new railroad. A-Masou City man has a plum tree that is bearing roses. The graft was made when the tree was small. The battle of San Juan, a spectacular performance, will be the star attraction at the State fair this year. The German-American Savings Bank of Muscatine has been commissioned to do business, with a capital stock of $(H, 000. The Methodists of Emerson arc to erect a new parsonage, while the Presbyterians and Baptists will build additions to their churches. State Treasurer Herriott says that the collateral taxes collected in Iowa during the fiscal year just closing will amount to about $50,000. Thirty-four deaths have occurred uear Dubuque of cattle from hydrophobia. Dr. B. F. Kierulff hns been appointed peusion examining surgeou at Marshall towu. Peter Oleson of Keystone had his arm badly mutilated up to the elbow iu a corn shelter. The barbers of Fort Dodge have form ed a combination to enforce an. advanced scale of wages. The Des Moines jobbers will take up the matter of excursion rates with the Western Passenger Association. The German Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church in Des Moines celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Two colored men in Davenport were sentenced to thirty days in the county jail for stealing a coat. James Saunders, the old gentleman who wit" accidentally shot recently in Grant township, died from the effects. A Burlington uian has sued his mother in-law, asking $1,000 damages for alleg ed alienation of his wife's affections. The fruir crop in Polk County is short this year and it is said that not enough berries will be raised to supply the home demand. Louis Storms of Green Bay was seri ously injured by a kick from a horse. The residence of Frank S. Jaquith, at Des Moines, was entirely destr^-ed by fire. About $50,000 collateral taxes were col lected throughout Iowa during the fiscal year just '.losing. A feHw named Smith has made a con fessioi, tliat he attempted to burn the jail at V.uscatine. Lorlmer will build a town hall aeon. Unionville is to have a $2,760 school. The Methodists at Berer will build soon. Sore eyes are epidemic around Sergeant Bluffs. There is another case of smallpox at Davenport. Anton is to have a new school, to cost about $4,000. A brick plant is being agitated for at Correetionvllle. The Woodbine telephone system is near ing completion. Work has been started on the M. E. Church at Otho. Tabor College at Shenandoah will erect a $10,000 building. A new art hall is to be erected on the State fair grounds. Nora Springs has let the contract for water works system. There is talk of organising a hot water plant at Shenandoah. The contract has been let for a $5,596 whool building at Keswick. The Gas Company at Clinton is con templating increasing its capacity. The new B., C. R. & N. depot at Cres ton has been opened to the public. Work has commenced on the new Cath olic convent school at West Bend. The merchants ot Belle Plaiae are in favor of an early dosing agreement. The July race meet at Davenport has been declared off on account of rain. The C. & U. W. wiH soon commence work on their new depot at Deniaon. The newly incorporated village of Floyd is booming In the matter of new buildings. A postoffice has been established at Lansrud, with H. A. Lansrod postmas ter. The school district of Danbury will build a storm cave at each of the school houses. Italph Bissell, a young farmer living near Tama, committed suicide while tem porarily insane. Centerville proposes to erect a new city jail, each cell to be provided with stons for prisoners to break, George Yost, aged 50, an inmate of Wapello County poor farm, was gored to death by a ferocious bull. The Mason City Band has been engag ed by the State Fair Association to fur niidi music during fair week. The Iowa Falls contingent lo the Klondike baa been heard from. None of the party has yet struck gold. The spire of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Fort Dodge was struck by lightning and badly damaged. The Milwaukee depot and express office at Milford was burglarized and a quantity of express carried off. No clue. The butcher shop of John Godert of McGregor was destroyed by fire. Loss about $7,000, covered by insurance. During 1808 14,753 acres of land in Webster County changed ownership, the total considerations being $506,240. Burlington people have already sub scribed $30,000 for the new railroad pro ject. with about $15,000 more in slgfet. Mayor Sam Jones of Toledo, Ohio, will be Invited to make the chief address at the Des Moines labor day observance. Muscatine dedicated a handsome new purk. It was donated to the city by Dr. and Mrs. James Wsetf, pi—» sealdents. Des Moines is still making efforts to se cure the removal of the osteopathic in stitution from KirksvlUe, Mo., to that city. Harry Smith of Hoboken has lost the sight of his left eye by a piece of tnetal, which he was breaking, flying up and striking it. The Dempster Manufacturing Com pany of Des Moines has amended Its ar ticles of incorporation, making tte cap ital $100,000. Santa Fe surveyors are working out line near Indianola. It is believed thst they are running a preliminary survey t# Council Bluffs. The trustees of Crescent township mif bring action to contest the decision, ral» ing the valuation of lands in their tow» ship 25 per cent. Aaron Wolf, president of the Exchange Bank, Parkersburg, and interested In ota er Western institution*), died at Free port. HI., aged 79 years. Henry Poore, residing near Harris Grove, may have to have his right hand amputated, as blood poisoning has set in, caused by the scratrh of a cat. At a shooting affray at Fairfield a won an named Mason, or Wallace, from neas Ainsworth, was badly injured in the breast by a shot from a revolver. The national industrial commission is taking an interest in the oil war at De* glomes, by means of which the Standard hopes to drive a competitor from the field. An incendiary set fire to a barn at Muscatine and before it was extinguish ed four other barns were destroyed, en tailing a loss of several thousand dollars. The Wabaah Railroad has posted a no tice at all stations in Iowa that the wages of all employes iu all departments will be increased 10 per ceut after the first of the next working month. A young man who goes under the name of Charles Metcalf went to the livery barn ot Reese & Co. at Iowa City aad get horse aud buggy to go into the country, promising to be back iu the evening. He has not yet returned. The Attorney General has given it as his opiulon that the time spent by a pris oner fn the State peniteutiaries In solitary confinement for violation of rules shall be added to the term of bis sentence and not considered as part of the same. It has been discovered at Waterloo that John Lynch, an irou molder of that city, is the son of William Lynch, the Keno sha, Wis., centenarian who died recently, leaving au estate valued at over $50,000. He was located through a newspaper dis patch. With one sister he shares his father's fortune. The following postoffices have been made money order otHcee: Artesian, Free port, Hamlin, Mineral Ridge, Munter ville, North Bueua Vista, Piero, Savan nah and Willow Greek. E. A. Davis' gasoline launch exploded in the middle of the Mississippi river, six miles above Burlington, and burned to the water's edge. The eight passengers narrowly escaped death. They were com pelled to take to the water and were picked up by a passing boat and taken lo shore. E. A. Davis aud Capt. Spring er were badly burned. The others escap ed injury. While a number of small boys were playing iu a sand bank at Forest City the sides caved in aud I^ewis Oleaon, 10 years old, died before he could be dug out. Judge Withrow of Burlington has or dered that Storms, the convicted mur derer of Mrs. Kathbun and daughter, be given a transcript of his case for use in an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Marshalltown Council has conclud ed there is a way to reach the church and fraternal orders who serve meals on big days without passiug a new ordlnance1 and has determined to place them in the same category with transient merchants 4tnd tax them as such. There are ninety-eight fair associations in the State and of this number only fire had receipts of $5,000 or over last year. Iowa towns on the Mississippi are pro fiting by the preseut high stage of water, as the short line packet business is large ly increased. Lloyd Coburu, a Fort Dodge street car conductor, received a shock which waa for a '.iuie considered fatal. He had run his car iuio the barn aud had called for a number over the telephone. While waHing fot an answer he carelessly plac ed his hand on au electric switch and re ceived a severe t&ock. The shock waa sufficient to cause him to The home of F. E. Martin of New Sha ron was struck by lightning and all the inmates stunned. They recovered barely ceived a severe shock, me shock waa ia time to save the house from destruc* sufficient to cause him to remain uneoa tloa by fire. I for asvaral hours. 1 —lor asvsrsl hours.