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^Bitora the monstrous wrong ho sets him down— Ob* man against a stone walled city of sin. For centuries those walls have been a building Smooth porphyry, they slope and coldly glass The flying storn., the wheeling sun No chink, No crevice lets the thinnest arrow In. He lights alone, and from the cloudy ramparts -A thousand evil faces gibe and jeer him. Let h.'m lie down and die! What Is the right, And where is Justice In a world like this? But, by and by, earth shakes herself, Impatient And down, in one great roar of ruin, crash Wateh tower and citadel and battle ments. When tho red dust has cleared, the lonely soldier Standi with strange thoughts be neath the friendly stars. —E. R. Still. jjp5Z5U25Z52SZ5ara525E5Z5Z5Z5Z525ft 11 The Plot That Failed (By Neal Martin.) Iran entered the library and pre tented a card to Giles Dawson. Under the printed name, "Prince Nicholas Barnakoff," a few words were penciled requesting an inter Tlew. "Ivan," said Ur. Dawson to his Rus* alan servant, "show the prince In at once." A moment later a tall, handsome man. wearing the uniform of an offi cer in the Gear's army, entered the x.room. He took the proffered chair, and ttQgan at once to speak in English, .with the perfect facility of the edu cated Russian. "Mr. Dawson, I have called to ask from you in marriage the hand of Tour beautiful ward. Miss EUnor Bayle. You must hare noticed my admiration for mademoiselle. You know that I can give her an exalted social position here In StI Petersburg, and I trust that you will have no ob jection to n/ paying her my ad dresses." -"Ah, you have not spoken to her yet?" asked Mr. Dawson. "Speak to her before I saw you! I oould not commit such a breach of Russian etiquette!" "I am glad you have not spoken to her. In fact. Prince, I shall be most happy to consent to your marriage to my ward, but there are difficulties. Ton doubtless know that she is im mensely wealthy, but she cannot have control of her fortune until she Is twenty-one years old, at which time I cease to have any authority over her," Mr. Dawson continued alowly. "She will be twenty-one in less than a month, and then—" "Yes, and then?" asked the Rus sian, looking intently at the mer. ohaHL Mr. Dawson did not answer the question, but continued after a short Interval: *7 would not give my consent to her marriage with a young English man. I was so afraid that she would do something rash, so 1 brought her as far away from him as 1 could but just when I was beginning to fee] se cure, he arrives on the scene." "Who, the lover?" asked Barnakoff, with an ugly expression. "Yes, Rallston Stainer—curse him!" "Do not distress yourself about Mr. Rallston Stainer," smiled-the Prince "There are various means in Russia to dispose of an undesirable person." Then the details of the transaction were gone into. Mr. Dawson would receive forty thousand pounds out of Elinor's fortune if he succeeded in making her marry Barnakoff. When the Infamous compact was completed Mr. Dawson rang the bell and requested, that if Mise Bayle had returned from her drive she should come to the library. A moment later she entered, tall, beautiful, and exquisitely dressed, trtngtog with her a breath of the keen winter air in her bright gray •yas, her wind-blown hair, and her cheeks like many roses. She bowed coldly to the Prince, who stood erect and soldierly before her, and, addressing Mr. Dawson, •aid. with distant courtesy: "You wished to see me?" "Yes this gentleman has requested the honor of your hand in marriage, and it is my wish that you accept it. It is such a union as your father would have desired." "I thank you. Prince Barnakoff, for the honor, but it Is impossible! You know," addressing her guardian, that I love and am engaged to Mr. Stelae*, and I shall marry no one "You disobey me, then?" asked Mr. DaWSon, purple with rage. "No, I simply refuse to marry .Prince Barnakoff." "You shall, I tell you!" said Mr. Dawson, ringing violently the bell, llvan, call Mrs. Dawson." A tall, haughty woman came in, and she received orders from her hus bAnd to watoh the refractory young lady, and not to allow her to see any one except her maid,*who was devot ed to the Dawaons. The next morning, when Elinor was ready to go down to breakfast, she found that her doors were lock ed, and that she was a prisoner In her own room. V* ft Jr u. 'f On the day when Ur. Dawson de prived ESllnor of her liberty, a hand some young fellow was sitting before hie mid-day breakfast. Rallston Stainer had taken lodg ings in a fashionable quarter of St Petersburg, and according to the country's custom, his landlady provid ed him with the lighter meals of the day. All at once there was a sharp knock at the door of his sitting room then, without waiting tor an answer, the door was thrown open and three men In civilian clothes came into the room. Stainer'arose from his chair. "What means this Intrusion?" he asked. The he tallest of the men, who seemed to the one In command, looked rapid ly over a sheet of paper that he held to hia haa4. ... Tall, slender—yes brown eyes and hair calls himself an English man. No doubt it Is Jhe same," ho muttered, looking at the young man. "Monsieur," he then said, "we are members of tbe secret police of St. Petersburg and would like to see your passport." "I have had it looked over, and it is perfectly correct," answered the young man. 1 hare my orders also a search warrant in case of resistance." Rallston Stainer- shrugged hla shoulders, as it thinking that Russia was a queer place, and took irom his pocket the official document signed by the different consuls and officials of the two countries. The man looked the paper over, then he calmly folded it and put it in his pocket. "What do you mean by doing that," said Rallston, agrlly. "That this paper is forged," an swered the Russian. "We arrest you in the name of the Czar for a con spiracy against his Imperial Majes ty" In spite of his protestations, and nis expressed desire to see the Brit ish Ambassador, he was hurried' into a waiting carriage and taken away. Two weeks he spent in a cold, foul cell, and during that time ne was taken three times before a court He could not speak either Russian or French, and the Judges spoke no Eng lish. They did not believe his assertion that he did not understand Russian. The heaviest blow came when the Interpreter told him that he nad been condemned to twenty yeard* exile in Siberia. On Friday of the next week he was to start with a few other convicts. in. It was nearly midnight, and the house was very still. Elinor, sitting near the window of her darkened room, began to prepare for the night. Absently she went to the door and tried it, expecting to find it locked, as usual, but the door yielded, and she knew that her maid had forgotten to lock the door on re tiring for the night She threw a long, dark cloak over her dress and pinned a black hat and veil on her head. Then putting all the money sne had in her little purse, she left her robm noiselessly, and went downstairs, meeting no one. Near the front hall she heard a noise, and she darted Into a dark room next to the library. The door between the two rooms was ajar, t,nd she heard Mr. Dawson saying "So tomorrow he starts for Siberia for twenty years?" 'Tes of course, his mention of you, and your denial .to the Chief of Police that you knew him, really set tled him. It was very neatly done," an3 Prince Barnakoff laughed. "Ah, Rallston Stainer," exclaimed Mr. Dawson, "I told your father I would be revenged! I could not on •urn, but I have accomplisned it in you—his only son." The Ambassador was very much startled when the servant ushered in to his presence a distroctod young woniau, who told him in aii incoher ent maimer her story. This gentleman, w.io k»» hor well, also her lover, soothed her Mid placcd her into his wife's keeping, then, late as it was, he started to' find Count Gourkl, the Chief of the Third' Section, of St Petersburg's secret po lice. Next day was Friday, and there was no time to lose. By noon next day Rallston Stainer held his beloved in his arms, and that very afternoon the chaplain of the British Embassy officiated at the wedding of Rallston Stainer and beautiful Elinor Bayle. The Dawsons were ordered to leave Russia within twenty-four hours, and a fine of fifteen thousand rubles was imposed on Prince Rarnakoff but the ruined gambler would not pay It, and he went to prison for five years. When Your Feelings Are Hurt. Keep still. When trouble is brew ing, keep still. Even when slander Is getting on its legs, keep still. When your feelings are hurt, keep still, till you recover from youf exctcement at any rate. Things look differently through an unngltated eye. Doctor Burton relateB how once, in a commo tion, he wrote a letter and sent it, and wished he had not. "In my later years," he said. "I had another com motion, and wrote a long letter but life had rubbed a little sense Into me, I kept that letter in my pocket against the day when I could look it ovei without agitation and without tears. I was glad I did.. Less and less it seemed necessary to send it I was not sure it would do any hurt, but In my doubtfulness I leaned to reti cence, and eventually it was destroy ed. "Time works wonders. Walt till you speak calmly, and then you will not need to speak, maybe. Silence Is the most massive thing conceivable, sometimes. It is strength in verj grandeur. It Is like a regiment order ed to stand still in the mad fury ol battle. To plunge Is twice as easv.' §t#g Tha Dark Americans. Nn one could have attended th Class Day of Columbia College with out being struck by the prevalence oi dark young men. Out of 120 or so there were two with hair of fiery red and three with flaxen locks—flve blonds in all. The rest were elthei decidedly dark, looking in their black gowns like young priests in Rome, or were darkish brown of hair and eyes A study of names and faces reveal ed French, Welsh, Flemish, Spanish and Jewish derivation, in many cases, but perhaps a majority were native Americans by many generations and of the native American tint, dark brown. The professors, older men, show a much larger proportion of blonds. Gladstone used to say that during his long life the average English com plexion visibly darkened. Is the same process going on here even more rapidly? By A. D. 2,000 will the "sandy complected" American be a rarity.—New York? V-S? Improving Old Phrase. An English Instructor in a rather comprehensive talk to the wise young women referred to the period that ex tends "from the crade to tbe grave." Then he stopped abruptly. "No," he went on, "that Is an obsolete phrase. There are no more cradles and soon there will be no more graves. The modern form should ba 'from the bas slnet to the crematory.'"—New York Sua. LIFE IN THE BEAUTI FUL VEST INDIES. WHERE PROSPERITY •4WUTS TOE MAN OF An Engilsh writer who recently Vis ited the West Indies found business and financial conditions so greatly Im proved over the state of affairs that existed on a former visit that he con fidently declares that the islands are destined to again become as rich as they were before the abolition of the slave trade and the introduction of free trade In sugar. Fruit and timber and tobacco, as well as sugar and a hundred other things, will bring bnck the wealth and power which, truth to tell, has only been lost to the Caribbean group by the Inertia of the planters and the want of enterprise In the commercial men. The Islands have never lacked natural wealth and an abundance of raw material. Only the genius of trade has been lacking. Until very re cently West Indians displayed no signs of being able to help themselves. But the Influence of traders from more prosperous countries, American as well as British, has stirred the people out of their lethargy and nowadays the THE VOCKOEU GENERATION. looks abroad for fortune thinks only of Africa, Australasia, Canada or America and usually It Is In one or other of these places that he elects to settle though It Is doubtful whether the Islands do not offer him chances of prizes greater than any to be found In the other colonies. It can be said of no country In the world that It Is more beautiful than Jamaica It can be said of few, If any, that they are richer. True, there Is no gold, no great min eral wealth but there are the soil and climate, the rich forests and richer valleys. There are the sugar planta tions, tho fruit gardens, the tobacco fields and the cattle pens. There are the cities also which, even to-day, are not too well stocked with merchants Alert men make money quickly In these islands not so quickly as those lucky adventurers who find potato sized diamonds and rich gold "pock ets," perhaps, but quickly enough and hunger Is a thing almost• unknown even to the poorest West Indian ne gro. The fields and the hedges pro vide rich fruits—the banana, the or ange anil the mango, and In the towns, fruit enough to last a mau a whole day can be purchased for a copper caln. In Jamaica the life of the white man Is almost Ideal. If be is a planter, he lives in a substantial house, built In the center of a lovely garden which Is always aflame with the most brilliant flowers In the world. He has a saddle horse and a buggy, and he will flnd a club In the nearest town (which can not be many miles distant)) and all the English sports at hand. Though he may not be a rich man, though he may never make money enough out of his plantation to return to the old country or purchase a landed, estate, he will never want for comforts or ordinary luxuries. I have heard It said, and I believe It to be true, that In these Islands a man with a capital of flve thousand dollars can, when he has gained a thorough knowledge of practical planting, make an Income of from $2,500 to $3,000 a year. Indeed, Jamaica Is a happy little place. The sun Is always there, and the thousand rivers which dance along tile mountain slopes and flow swiftly through the valleys toward the sea, always suggest pleasant music and healthfulness. The negro workers are a merry people they laugh at their work and on their way to work they laugh when they go home to bed and when they rise In the morning. The men laugh and the women laugh, and the children are as merry as birds In summer time. It Is almost Impossible to be unhappy In the place. Smiling Nature. As you walk along the country roads, encli bunch of natives stops and smiles at you and returns your friend ly greeting. You see the market wom en swinging along under the weight of their heavy head-burdens. They are the most graceful walkers In tbe world. The colored men pass you, too but they are idlers compared with the women folk. Alas! It must be admlt- ted that In the West Indies the women are the willing workers the men for tbe most part prefer to loll under the shade. It may be that most of tlioni inherit all the fallings and weaknesses of the African savage, but though they are not too anxious to work nt all. they make good enough laborers If they are forced to earn their dally bread. The West Indian white mnn Is a Briton who might Just as easily |e seen walking about the tea planta tions In distant Ceylon. Ills face Is very brown or else a deep mahogany red In the country he wears a slouch hat and walks only when It Is Impossi ble for him to get his sain... _jrse or buggy. But In the cities he Is par ticular about the cut of his coat and the condition of bis linen. As a rule he Is a heavy cigar smoker, and he Is the most hospitable man In the world. If you come across him at his bouse you will find It difficult to tear your self away, even though the mnn Is a stranger to you. If you go to stop with him for a day you will probably find It Impossible to get away under a fort night. You will find that your host Is a pretty good band at golf, pigeon shooting, cricket, tennis or bllllnrds, and there will never be any reason for you to complain of dullness. The Islands have a little army of their own, and the black Tommies and white officers who go to make up the West Indian regiments are not the least efficient or brilliant of the sol- THE NEGRO WORKERS ARE A MERRY PEOPLE." Antlllean Islands .show every sign ol a commercial revival. It Is curious that these beautiful West Indian countries, possessing as they do a perfect climate and a most abundant wealth, should have so long remained commercially stagnant. Eng lish emigrants have not considered the Indies In their calculations as to the advantages offered hy the various col onies. The young Englishman who diers of the king. They have parlia ment bouses also, and politicians both black and white. Yes, it Is a wonder ful corner of the world, this group of little isles so flnely set In the golden Caribbean. It may be that It Is a pity that places so beautiful should have to be concerned with trade at all, yet the packages of merchandise whlct line the dock quays and fill the ware bouses of the wblte-bullt cities, and the plantations of wavy banann trees and sugar cane, are not unlovely and it Is always pleasant to hear tbe noises of labor and to witness the industry of the husbandman. Just as Jt was In the days of old, when the wealth of the Indies fascin ated, the whole of. England, and laid the foundations of the fortunes of fam ilies who have long ceased to remem ber the origin of their riches, so It will be again In the near future, when strong young men go out to the west to flnd new homes and new work and new wealth. The Jamalcas of to-mor row will be as rich as were the Ja malcas of yesterday, and we shall find that the Caribbean islands are capable of doing more than supplying the world with sugar and rum. For the rest, the Islands are -good to look upon and worth seeing, even though our thoughts are notion trade or money. The fairy Islands,'all green and yellow In the midst of a sea of the richest blue, are fascinating to all who love beauty for Its own sake, or who like to look at places which still reminds one of times before cities were filled with factories and before the HAVE MOTOR FIRE ENGINES. Several BnslUh Cities Supplied With This Upto*Date Apparatus. Steam-propelled fire engines are in use In Liverpool, Brighton, Plymouth, Portsmouth and other English cities, says Consul Walter C. Hauuu lu a report. London has now, It claims, the largest and most powerful motor flre engine yet built. It Is of fifty horse power and capable of throw ing 500 gallons of water a minute to a height of 150 feet. It is propelled by steam water tube boiler situated betweeu the rear wheels. It is heat ed by ar petroleum burner of new de sign, in which the fuel is sprayed Into the furnace. This gives a hot flre which can be regulated with nicety. In front of the boiler is the engine with a pair of inverted cylinders driv ing two direct and double-acting pomps. The pumps can be disconnected from the engines In a few seconds and by throwing into gear pinion wheel the motor drives a countershaft from which the power is transmitted ly chains to the wheels. Thus the same motor takes the vehicle to the Are and on arrival pumps enough pe troleum for a forty-mile Journey, and as a fresh supply of fuel can alway* be obtained at the scene of flre the machine can keep going for a week If necessary. The engine Is steered by handwork. It Is fitted with single solid rubber tires and "nonsklds," as the risk of side slip on the roads of the metropolis must be taken Into account. A demonstration of this motor flre engine's capacity was made a few days ago. First of all was a run up Blacfcheath hill. This has a gradient of one foot In nine or ten feet at the steepest part and horsed flre engines go lip at a walk with the men on foot The motor engine went up with a fuli load of eight men, hose and ap pliances at the rate of fifteen miles an hour under a full head of steam and was gathering speed on the stlffest part of the climb. Its suction and throwing powers were also shown to be excellent. WANTED—A NEW CHICKEN. Restaurant Mail Looking for One That Shall Be All White Meat. "Luther Burbank la doing great tWngs in the cultivation of flowers," said the contemplative restaurant mnn. "He Is making purple flowers grew red, and red flowers blue, do ing all' manner of wonderful things with plants, and all flue and beauti ful, but what the country really needs Is a chicken raiser who can make chickens grow all white meat. "As It stands to-day, in my business we are always In a quandary. It is a familiar fact-that the wing part of a chicken yields white, .the leg part dark meat. We cut a roast chicken Into four portions, of whicll two are white meat and two are dark, and that Is the best we can do. "We can do things with some meats, but you can't make the dark meat of the leg and second Joint of a chicken white meat. And here comes the trou ble. "Nine out of ten of a restaurant's customers, when they order roast chicken, call for white meat and to supply these demands with chickens growing as they do Is of course, sim ply impossible. We would like to do It, but -we can't. "We have to give some dark meat and that disturbs the people who get It. They see white meat served to other folks and they wonder why they can't have It We explain to them about how chickens are made, andi why we can't always serve everybody with white meat but that doesn't In terest them much they ordered white meat, and that's what tbey want, and really all that we can do is to trust that they will get white meat the next time they order. "As a matter of fact we serve white meat as far as we can but what we want In our business Is a chicken that Is all white meat and the man that can produce It would not only confer a boundless benefit upon us, but for himself he would become rich beyond the dreams of avaiico, wealthy be ypnd the veriest nlghtmnre of greed. "That's what the country needs, a chicken raiser who can make chick ens grow all white meat"—Kansas City Journal. Views and Notions. President HadldJ, of Yale, and a young man whose appearance was that of a student once mett says the Searchlight, In Yellowstone Park, In the midst of the wonders of nature. President Hadlcy turned to the young man for sympathetic comment. "This Is a wonderful scene, Isn't It?" he said. *The young man smiled and nodded, and turned without speaking to gaze at the prospect spread before them. "Do you think," asked President Hadley, confirmed in his Idea that he was talking to an ardent student "that this chasm was caused by some great upheaval of nature, or la It the GOING TO MARKET IN JAMAICA. worth of a country was measured by the wealth of Its people. In Jamaica and Trinidad and Bar bados and the rest, people will flnd a climate and a beauty Indescribable. They will see all the glories and won ders of the tropics without the Incon venience of traveling iu countries where life Is cheap and laws upheld only at the revolver mouth. In any of these British West Indian colonies life is as ssfe aud peaceful as it is in a little village in the Surrey hills. Yet all the places are tropical, and all are filled with that wild luxuriance of blossom and foliage which is only found in lands that are near the line which marks the center of the world. result of erosion or glacial action What are your views—" "My views," said the stranger, quickly, opening a bag containing photographs, "are only two dollars a dozen, and dirt-cheap. Let me show you some." Told In Pantomtn*. Theodore Thomas, In conducting an orchestra, seemed Impassive, Imper turbable. A writer In the Outlook, commenting upon this, says that was apparently without passion ot feeling. Yet the appcarance was not reality, and at one of Mr. Thomas' rehearsals It was fully contradicted. At a certain point in the syhiphony the orchestra was playing In perfect time and tune, but with a certain mechanical effect which no r.ne had noticed until Mr. Thomas suddenly rapped the music-stand before him. The orchestra stopped. The-i with bis hand be Imitated the action of an organ-grinder. With only a word to Indlcr.tc tho bar at which the orchestra irns to take up the.music, he struck tbe rack before him for attention, and with a movement of his baton gave th« signal. The orchestra repeated the passaga he had criticized by dumb show, ant) this time they played with spirit and lire. The people down In their hearts ad mire the father who refuses sit on the back porch for any daughter's beau. An automobile Is like a woman: 11* able to sulk at any time about up th ing. erA SOME AMERICAN CHURCHES OF NOTE. IS Tbe sick, the lame and the afflicted from all parts of the country have long made pilgrimages to a plain little church iu the village of Carey, O., to a "healing shrine'' where many people claim to have been cured of their In firmities. This church, known as Our Lady of Consolation Church, is one of several church iu the Buckeye State which have become famous throughout the Nation. Tbe late Pope Leo recognized it as a pilgrimage church, and better still he sent to It an ante-pendium and altar outfit. The interesting history of this church dates back to the arrival in this country of a band of people from the European province of Luxem bourg—the province iu which pestil ence wrought most dire distress in the Sixteenth century. It will be recalled that the few who survived this scourge erected in Luxembourg church to the memory of the Holy Vir gin. At the dedication of this church, It Is claimed, a statue of the Holy Virgin and her child was found upon the altar wherenpon its orlglu was generally accepted as divine. Many CAREY riLGRIMAGE CHURCH. people came to this altar Just as they now come to the church at Carey to be healed. The people who came to Carey, O., from Luxembourg at once laid plans for building "the church shown in the accompanying. photo graph. It was begun in 3808, but not completed for seven years thereafter. 1l this church was placed a facsimile of the statue at Luxembourg. Beside the Blanchard river in Pot nam County, O., is situated the little German village of Glandorf, a place of less than 700 inhabitants, where both the customs and the language of the Fatherland are adhered to. In this quaint little village stands a church which cost more than $50,000, and which equals in magnificence many of the finest church es of the largest cities Iu America. It is built of brick $30,000 EDIFICE and ornamented with white sandstone, its dimensions are 175x70 feet, while the spire reaches 225 feet above the ground. The pulpit alone, which Is hand carved, cost $1,200, or as much as some cburchcs lu smal.l towns. SMALLEST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Within this church there are wax fig ures brought from Germany aud upon the walls there are life-size paintings. Among the churches of great historic Interest In the United. States Is the Moravian Church at Gnadenbutten, JOHN HAY. Late Becretary of 8tutc Heifarded as Greatest Diplomat of the Day, By the death of John Hay the life of the leading diplomat of the day has ended. Not only had lie established himself lu such exalted position, but be had formulated, developed and completed what has of late been nowu us American diplomacy, the I'ect method of pursuing negotiations itardlng matters in controversy be tween nations. So successful had be come this method that he had em ployed It not only lu controversies be- & JOHN HAY. tween this country, and others, but In matters between other countries when questions arose which only Indirectly affected the Interests of the United States. In short, John Hay has made the United States a factor In the poll tics of the world to bo reckoned with on every occasion In which, by Its In terests. the United States can be re garded as a participant. John Hay was regarded as not only the leading diplomat of the day, but the greatest diplomat that ever occupied the office of secretary of state. John Hay was born In Salem, Ind„ Oct. 8, 1838. He was the son of Dr. Charles Hay. He wag educated at MM which commemorates the work of thf Rev. John Ileckewelder and which stands uear the site of the British MORMON TEMPLE AT K1BTLAND, O. massncre of the Christian Indians, March 8, 1772. Concerning this no table history-making period of the Revolutionary war, William Dean Howells has said "The annals of the Moravian Chnrch link in the same chain of sorrows and calamities the burning of John Hus in 1415 at Con stance and the murder of the hapless Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten on the Muskingum." Mr. Heckewelder was a missionary among the Indians for more than fifty years, and was at one time commissioned by Washing ton to make treaties with them. Mr. Heckewelders' ancestors were exiles from Moravia who fled to Saxony, leaving behind them all they posses sed for conscience sake. Mis parents settled In Bedford, England, and en gaged in the work of the Moravian Church. John was born on March 12, 1743. In 1754 the family came to America In a vessel owned by the Moravian church, and eight years later John begun missionary work among the Indians at the Indian capl- I of Tuscarawas. In 1772 Hecke welder and Zelsberger, another well known Indian missionary, established a settlement In the vulley of the Mus kingum river, and within a few years thereafter a cluster of Christian com munities of converted Indians arose MORAVIAN CHURCH AT GNAOENHUTTE2T and prospered. The first church of the new settlement was erected in 1803, the second and third church In 1820 and 1852, respectively, and the new memorial church In 1903. The pastor ot this church today is the Itev. W. H. Mee, B, great-grandson of the Kev. Mr. Heckewelder. St. Matthews church in Madison township, Muskingum county, Ohio, Is of some national Interest because of Its size, especially If it is the smallest Protestant Episcopal church building In the United States, as It Is believed to be. This church Is but 48x24 feet In dimensions, the nave Is 30x24 feet and the chancel Is 18x10 feet The style of the church Is also unique. It being claimed that there Is none like It lu the United States, unless pos sibly it be one In Virginia. The walls are of rubble work, built from glacial granite boulders brought from the farms In the surrounding territory, and the buttresses are capped with dressed blocks of red sandstone quarried In the locality. The windows are of stained glass. The timbers used In the con struction were of giant proportions and the entire structure Is built to stand the test of ages—n memorial to the lit tle congregation of some 25 earnest farmers who worship there. The en tire cost of the church was $3,300. Another rural church building of na tional reputation in tbe Buckeye State is the temple at Ivlrtlaud, Ohio, the first Mormon temple In the UnltM States, and to-day used by the Reor ganized Church of Jesus Christ of Lat tor-day Saints. It was In 1831 that the early Mormons came to this spot from Manchester,.N. y. Warsaw aud Springfield, III. He was graduated at Brown -University in 1858. In I8G1 he went from Springfield, III., to Washington to become Presi dent Lincoln's secretary and later he served In the civil war. He reached the rank of colonel and was at Lin coln's bedside when the President died. He .then went to Europe and filled sub ordinate diplomatic positions at vari ous capitals. In 1800 he was appoint ed ambassador to England. In the seventies, when Mr. Hay was acting editor of the New York Tribune, he wrote fanciful verse of the soil, which became more celebrated than his more serious literary efforts—one of which Is a life of Lincoln, for which he received "$50,000. Mr. Hay's house in Washington was one of ..the most beautiful residences In the city, and his library was filled with rare pic tures and rarer books. As a literary mnn John Hay would have won fame sufficient for the most ambitious. His life of Lincoln Is- an able work aud his poetry was of a high order. But as secretary of state under McIIlnley and then under Roose velt, Mr. Hay brought the diplomacy of the United States Into the first rank. His ability was splendidly shown during the Boxer troubles in China. Hay alone kept China out of the Russo-Japanese war. Limiting the zone of conflict was one of his great est diplomatic victories. Gechaw and Glddap. Farmer Geehaw—Sim Walton has got forty gals comiu' to board with him this summer. Farmer Glddap—Dew tell! How did he manage to git so many? Farmer Geehaw He advertised that nuthln' but college students wua employed on the furrn.—Philadelphia Bulletin. When a* young man asks for the hand of an heiress he means the one in which she carries her purse. As all girls expect to marry million aires, they naturally think It a waste of time to learn the art of cooking. "Is she sentimental?" "Very! She will even weep over her old divorce papers."—Judge. Hewitt—How many meals did yon have on the voyage. Jewett—Gross or net?—Brooklyn Life. It seems Woodby has discovered that he has a family tree." "Yes, Iff an outgrowth of his successful busi ness plant." "So the lawyers got most all the estate. Did Ethel get anything?" Oh, yes. She got one of the law yers."—Judge. Employer (to new office boy)—Has the cashier told you what you are to do this afternoon. Office boy—Yes, sir I to wake him when I see yon coming.—Scraps. Magistrate—You say your machine was beyond your control. Chauffeur— Yes, your honor. If I could have con trolled it the cop wouldn't have canght me.—New York Mail. Poet—I see you nccepted one of my poems and refused the other. Editor Yes I took one of them out of sym pathy for you, and refused the other out of sympathy for the public.—Ex. "George certainly is a man of ac tion." "What hag he done?" "Why, the very next day after the heiress accepted him he gave up his Job at the bank amTjoined the Don't Worry Club." 'You'll .take a couple of tickets, course. We're getting up a raffle for a poor cripple in our neighborhood—" "Noue for me, thank yQU. I wouldn't know what to do with a poor cripple If I won him." "Well," asked the architect who had been commissioned to make a set of plans for a New York hotel, "how do you like them?" "They won't do. You have provided for only six differ ent kinds of dluing-rooms."—Ex. Kind lady—You can get work beat ing carpets two doors from here—they are cleaning house. Homeless Holmes —Thanks, mum. I mighter bumped right Inter It if youse hadn't warned me. I'll steer clear of it, mum—Cleve land Leader. Jones (to Brown, who has been re lating his wonderful adventures in Russia)—And I suppose you visited the great steppes of Russia? Brown— I should rather think so. And walked up every blessed one of them on my hands aud knees. Office boy—Miss Keyes, please let me look at your face? Miss Keyes— What for? Office boy—Why, tbe boss said some of the paint was scratched off his typewriter. I didn't know whether he meant you or the ma* chine.—Chicago News. The three-year-old daughter of a leading minister resents too great familiarity. A few evenings ago, though she seemed a little unwilling, a caller took her upon his lap, where upon she said with great gravity: "I want to sit In my own lap." Mabel (not in her first youth)—First of all he held my hand and told my fortune and then, Evle, be gazed into my face ever so long and said be coul) read my thoughts! Wasn't that clever of* him, dear? Evie—Oh, I suppose he read between the lines, darling Punch. "What did you discuss at your li brary club this afternoon, dear?" asked the husbuud In the evening. "Let me see," murmured his wife "oh, yes, I remember now. Why, we discussed that woman who recently moved into the house across the street and Longfellow."—Ex. Pausing uncertainly befbre a desk In the big insurance office, the Hibeiv nlan visitor said to the clerk: "Ol want to tek out a pawllcy." "Life, fire or marine?" drawled the dapper clerk with infinite sarcasm. "A1 three, O'im thinkln'," retorted the applicant "Orm goin* fer a stoker in th' navy.*\ —Puck. Mrs. Younglove—Our cook says those eggs you sent yesterday were ancient. Grocer—Very sorry, ma'am. They were the best we could get. You see, all the young chlckeus were killed Off for the holiday trade, so the old heus are the only oues left to do the layin'. Mrs. Younglove—Oh, to be sure. Of course. I hadn't thought of that.—Chicago Record-Herald. New England Justice. Ebenezer Snell, the grandfather^*" the poet William Cullen Bryant, described as a good type of the Ne.w Englaud farmer, In whose nature Puritaulsm, with its stern rigors of conduct and conscience, was overlaid, with many of the amenities of Yan kee humor. Bryant preserved several anecdotes of his grandfather,, one of which, quoted by W. A. Bradley* in his biography of the poet, may serve to indicate the way in which he exer cised his humor, and also to show the patriarchial conception of justice that was held In a remote ftew Eng land community at the end of the eighteenth century. My grandfather, said Bryant, once found that certain pieces of lumber, Intended by him for the runners of a sled, and called in that part of tbe country sled-crooks, had been taken without leave by a farmer who lived at no great distance. These timbers were valuable, being made from a tree the grain of which was curved so as to correspond with the curve required in the runners. The delinquent received notice that his offense was knowu, and that if he wished to escape a prosecution he must carry a bushel of rye to each of three poor widows living in the neigh borhood, and tell them why he brought it He was only too glad to comply with this condition. from Appeiiranoee. When the six-year-old son was taken in to see the new baby, says the Philadelphia Public Ledger, he ex claimed: "O mamma, it hasn't any teeth! O mamma, It hasn't any hair!" Then clasping his tiands In distress, he cried, "Somebody has cheated us! It's an old bahy." Freedom for One Evening. "Well, Emily, did you have a good time at the masked ball?" "Oh! 1 had the time of my life, I had got my husbaud to dress up as a knight lu heavy armor, and he wasn't able to budge from one spot all night."—Fllegende Blaetter. It doesn't require as much patience to put a baby to sleep as it does to' fish, but the men can't see it that way.