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to punish criminals. A I'hilmlolphiii woman has sued her heartless husband fordivoroe buoause he has forbidden bur to cut pis. President Sharpies, of Havefore" College, thinks thoro is roon 1 tlx , United States for a Crst-rato small college. Ascompurcd with our own progress' in naval construction, tho aotivity of England in tho Bamo direction is al--moat startling, deolaros the New York Moil and Kinross. The British navy wiil bo increased daring tho present year" by tho addition of sixty-six now ships, and forty-two others will be well advanced toward completion. This cnofmous expansion of her to power is Kuglaud'e amwer to the vast under- taking of Germany and . Bussia, and' ifc' means that Great liritain keenly realizes what scientists and experts aro universally deolnrinir. ' aatnalri flini tho next great war between tiretr nations will ie ' determined feyiiSeit i ileets rather than by their battalions' WORTH WHILE, TI easy enough to bo pleasant, Whou Ufa flows along likon soni Cut the mini worth while Is the ouo who will SlllilO j YJiuiiavvftliluapes iWJ wrnffi Sutfthc tiMt-Of the fart ImtMubls, j ,.- tf AaJ It al vays oomcsavRe tljo years, Jli '" u J Hho Blle that Lr. tymfc thupnilso of CvJ4lainto4hat omothrongh te'ata. It Is easy enough to be prudent, When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or wlthia no voice o! sit Is luring your soul away; But it's only a negative virtue Until It Is tried by lire, And the life that is worth the . honor of earth 1 ' ' Is the oae that resists desire, liy the eynto, tho sad, the fallen, ' ,. Who ha 1 no strautttil forthe strife, " The world's highway 1b euinberod to-dnyj ,-XUoy milk ay tha tM of life, f ftut the virtue flint ioniuiir passion, AnJ tlu'HoiTyw tliat liidw Ln a -null ln.ihes;tthat: a.:wiorth the fcomage of earth, For wo Had thorn but onoe In a while. 0 ft I I vil m -T i Is" ..." : : r' ' The rnury lawuiut need iafbtju ing in Canada. The Montreal Gaztttta. (bvs : "A judge of the Superior Court, ho" held that there is nothing in ' Quebec's law limiting tho rule of in-' terest that may be charged, and has given a decision upholding the legality of a claim of five per cent. -4 day on an overiluo nato. Ais &.itlj the defaqdaul has to pa, 'if 'ilj fit) po colleaVil; from' him, some 3d0;i)()0 fal tered for tuc use for two years of 8130,000. This, while the mosfglar- ing, is only one of a number -of cases" that hava lately aitraoted attention in this city, where usurious rates of in terest have been enforced by the courts." Tho instance quoted ' is ': Bimply legalized swindling, declares the New York Observer. j ... crtr I I HI BY MAllO BOVEN. lAni"ifn a wools ju my , new apartment. A week '- "-a 6hort time and yet ,, it feoiued in the retro spect like , an endless succession of davs, each one of which contained the dreams and hopes ot an entire lifetime. For a whole week the white porcelain, Bign ofla practiu- lywfan ti fsiipj jii ppiencjor at t4 ivtn entriiJpljie.1 upstatrs oq theiiilbor oMjifrbfcsi l$te flat.' ;; Fii k?vhole iolc.!niy'siaidl reee.)- Teoiilo who indulge in all forts of superstitions about the number .thir-. teon may , be interest J to learn thnf Dr. Xuuseu, the distinguished ex plorer, oot .content'; with beiijg-bpr on the thirteenth of the 'month, Venb off oh his last expedition with a com pany of thirteen, all of ; whoni "ro turned safely. The Fram got clear of tho ice on tho thirteenth of the month,, an the same, day on. which' Hansen arrived at Tromsoe,..and to crown ali, he was entertained. by -tbo Koyal 'Scottish Geographical Society on the occasion of its thirteenth anni-1 versaiy, held on Febrnry 13. After all this, tho number thirteen shonld be reinstated in the good grace! of the most superstitions. It is said that ona of the. eandidntet.4 for the mayoralty of the chy of Tofedo, Ohio, S. It. Jonee, is a remarkable man. .Politically he is very mucliliko Ilazea' .S.. Pingree, but -has more 'of the epirit of Mazzini an i of the Chris tian Socialists , th.-i the woil-kti jrn; JIayor of .Detraii 'ani Coverncr . 6f Michigan, i .It is fciid in the Ketr Yprk: Independent that he is one of the few, men in.; tho ,'oil . business- who' have' elnded the Standard Oil Monopoly, , and at the same time managed to.maJ;. a good deal ot mouoy ; in faot, by an . invention which made him indupeadv. eit, ha bio bean fortunate enosjrh to set up a little monopoly of hia owDt, In his factory tho only rule for tho , guidance of his employes is the Golden Eulo, which he has posted -npi" and ' which, moreover, ho lives up to him- coif TT nJMlilllo.l ir. ,.,r nil V.,' men more mau la.S ;marKe;.,iax gStfritem'$ mes in y wuijus, uuu uu. mi :borwj i jf wifwfletUMrfif tya fy$sjifc expression tion roomT with its dark curtuins and itsjtniif(ht-ba4leJ' chairs, had waited forpjityyitaJu.avail themselves of tbe advice and help of "Ir, Max Er- It really did not surprise me at all that' my ofliee was empty for a few days, because, Cif I told . ujysolf, con-soliiwljy-tbftTielghbothoOd must bo come familiar witb the fact that it had good jusdioul adf ioe right here in its .jftiJi-it..,, AfU'r J had sent away my first putioot completely cured.things would assuredly ,bo liilereat. .. Tbon after nly jgrowiag -iepvitatiAn hiid been an nounced to tho neighborhood, or better still, tos the .whole, caty .by a; brpJ if paliljAji pftis soars, a weIJie 6y a 4ea littll 'conpe,' which a dignified coachman would , drive thooifl jiie' rfuoipai; streets 4 then, yes, then And sol caine to the.dreani wbkih ai'eniiieiimB ruot. I fancied my self again with my cousin Mary, who certainly would fit the role of a doo tor's wife most delightfully. ' I wirs tn Tore' withmy little golden haired 3opujsu 4 'boy1 k3 shown be'r atl'those litfl'e knightly attentions which arej possible from the stronger play fellbw in the bouse and on the playgroiiniL , , As s junior I bad dedi cated "fa her niy .first poem, and as s senior I had nearly ruined my unformc d baritone voice by continually singing about the "ilaxen bairecl maiden. When I. came iome,. after passing mv 3rs etaitttaJu1,ftlo? young mudioal ntnqonttliecajit aors tbnt;the "llaxen baiteS ajiAleiSlrelurijed his love with fil ler .-lieari ij-rt aui g word . was ppoieni Urn s: "'- -'- " My university course was finished. TVhenej: .J jya3 narkioj oausnillT td or&ybjfg siibeisitilyith dire: spite 4 m i?eocil' W ilcsr JlaTy's ey"6s were ' constantly in my though and.ekjed,t0;tiefavliin3 tlie. IfvHesT inteftst' in the results of my eilorta.) )Yhn uiy little cousin, greet ing my bpina-eowing, whispered softly, 'fioetbr'.Er.liaf Jl," I looked deep into ber dearyes and whispered, just as softly, 1'Mtti Dooior Erhardt." Then i saw a bright blirsh nasi over her face, as Bhe drew quickly baok into the win dow nicne: ' In thy following "days I had oppor tanitjr.to tplf witti Mary about M the air uusues wuiuu a young puysician in his em))ty office has abundant time to build ; bnt I did not venture yet to (irea of future doe things for theair-taking th:n ;- cursions oo holidays and gfviflff -ttiola social pleafiures of various kinds. Once he was visited by the leade of tho local Biilan in the trad? puftie by his workers,"and having his atten tion called to the fact that none of his men had joined the' union, he at one subscribed for' as many copies of the trades union paper as he bad men, and had a copy banded to eaeb jne every week with his. pay. Mr' Jc'aes has been deoply affected by the writ ings of P.uskin and Mazzini and their American sympathizers, , and is. poj-i eessed witji th" idea that tbote fliqi believe these"' doctrines- and' preach them ought to do their best to practifce them. In fact, ho is a "dangerous man in the best Keuso of tho word," and if he receives the election some very interesting results may be e. pected to follow, 3 ., " $ This ConMMotei ou'Naili 5 S ? M. II. lieynolds, of -"Faetd'ryillci,-' Penn. , a few days ago sold a eow to a, butcher, who killed it far baef. Vhfen' dressing tho enrcass he noticed something very hard in the 6tomach, ami, upon investigation, fonnd over a quart of assorted Lails, from a ttub ot a horse nail to a ten-penny nail. Strange as it may. appear, the cow never suffered any in convenience 1 from the nails being tn . ner Btojaach. . . A Pefiiliiif feinpfalii" Dnke Oeorp, of Haxe-Meiningen, who a year a;o met nith a serious ac cident in Italy, hi iij conqnoei-v.Tgoa U tbe next bouse. Decome tne vietna ot a peculiar cvm- plaint. His heariug has been partially destroyed in such a manner that he hears some notes higher, others lower, than they really are.i Mae of ery kind, therefore, hn become lortnre to him, as it saims to? bid horribly dis cordant. The physicians suy that this can never be cuted. Chicigo Itecord. If a man has no friend, it generally tneaus mat lb deserves none. JU bJoJ drof djh d Ifcek evenvheji :fhy.awereSrtmtiliof-6n tirf lips. -Jsdt that I doubted in the least that Mary's heart belonged unconditionally to me ; i9,.i ees!ttertheta ij licknif totiB4icifni prolaalidnal ability lay in her glance, and my pride in duced mo to keep silent, untH a re BOit fiS, ,pj fitst Udepeadent oase '"wouiiH forth Maiy'e f nil approba tion aud nnlimited confidence in my chosen vocation. I sat n.my consulting roonwburjed is sutbjtlfoubtl aSHhBfetfn the after noon ot this drill' November day. I bad barely heard tho timid ring with whioh some one begged admittance. I rco.4.opu,--he! float fid jlaee of the little! age:::bbfti Ij fii4 cent': orf. sn erraiilii l)oWftg4he: lev Steps that I naa to tas, countess ts,a a was over whelmed ijy a flood "of tlie wildest fjH?ier-HcrtrwRS a caller who needed my help. . .'Of doirrse, it was an ftristo oratio patient, with ringing praise, aad fame7 and ah, there I was again, thinking of tlje doctor swift. LpgiiueAtlSi i Vf$oorly-clad wdtijnni U Si r asfc in the dim li-drf ) fed iftfUlto A pair of grfitl Je ft4el beseechingly at me frorii a faco thin and streaked with oofel dirt- i j "Dodtor, she said, in a trembling voice; ' oh, Doctor, bo merciful. I beg you ! My little Mary is so sick." lbat same, atoned, to some extent, for tho disappointment which the woman's psvcrty-stricken appearance had caused, for it did not harmonize with ray. recent dreams. ,,"AVh.aro yon ? Who sends yon to me?" I asked. ...... "Xo one sends me," replied the wein.v!, roitly uud rapidly. "Oh, lioctor, do come! Ever since morn iajf I'vj been carrying coal from the I live over 6;iposii.) in tho conrt. My child has (vu sic! since yesterday, and I found hr su much worse when I hurried home for a minute j'ist now." I hetilated somewhat, tho disap pointment was to great. Tho woman wiped with her grimy hand a face that d'.cady cliowr.d ihe traces of tears. She Fobbed painfnlly. "I si!;'p'in 1 i'iij;lil to cull in tho charity dool.'.r ; bnt your servant is a soa cf the cobbler in our oourt, and he has told all the neighbors that yon were so kind-hearted, Oh, help my little girl!" "Well, of course, tho womnu must btthelpod. I was human, and surely know what was dn to humanity. t So I went with her, after first taking cat, . with an importance that surprised and balf-shamod me, most of tbe necoxsary instruments of a plivsieiau.N ., Across tho street to a great court lying behind a long row of bouses, up live lligbts, each darker and steeper than tho last, through an ill-iltting door into u littlo chamber with ft slop ing oeiling and one tiny window, and there on a poor but neat bed, with feverish limbs, aud wandering, uncon iciouS eyes, lay a chjhl obput fourteen months old. Tho woman knelt down by .the bed. ' " :' "' "She doesn't know me nny more, sho moaned. " ' The child coughed hoarsely. That was croup of tbe worst kind. I tore a leaf from my blank-book and wrote my first real proscription. "flo to the nearest apotheoary's," I said. , i Sho looked at me with some embar rassment. "Can't I take it to King street?" sho asked. , "Xo, indeed." I cried. "Why do you not wish to go to tbe apothecary in this 6troet? Tho women reddened visibly in spito of the coal dirt. "I think," sho stam mered, "at the Eagle Pharmacy, in King street, they may know mo. 1 carry coal thero, and porhaps they will I have no money." A large tear foil onto the paper in her band. ;"Ob, thcBO people who can't pay for doctor or medicine either 1" I said, impatiently, to myself. I took out sonio money and said aloud : "Tliere, take that and hurry I" ! ; The woman pressed her lips on tho little one's hand, and then, before I oould stop her, on mine, and hastened away. I looked around tho room for a seat. A poor chair, a rough box, an old table, some cheap kitchen utensils on the low, cold stove, which took the place of a range; in one corner, hang ing on the wall, a threadbare woolen dress, and near it n child's gown and a little hat trimmed with a blue rib bon; on the narrow shelf near the tiny wiudow a ourlod myrtle plant, a scarlet geranium, and a hymn book with bright gilt edges; thnt was all that the room contained. . I ! brought np tho chair and sat down noar the littlo sick girl. She was; evidently well nourished; her little limbs were plump and shapely, tbo golden hair soft and curly. She breathed painfully, but she was not conscions; and her blue eyes stared straight before her, as if she were looking into a distant, unknown coun try. ; It w as cold in the room. I went to the stove, but found only a few chips too few to build a fire. So I sat down and waited for the woman and the medicine, "Again and again my glance wan derei about tbo poverty-stricken room. A poor, hard-working woman who carried ooul on tbe street, while ner child lay sick and suffering ; and yet she certainly loved her little one tenderly. Suddenly a thought shot through my mind that I should not be able to save the child ; that per haps I bad not boon deoided enough to take on my own responsibility the cxtremo and energetio measures whioh woald have wrested the little sufferer frum death. Mv heart grew hot as 1 hurried to the door and listened for tbe mother's footsteps. , There she was at last. To my re proaehful look she only answered, humbly : "There were so many people in the store. X'olks like me must stand back." i'An hour of torture passed. Tbe medicine did no good; little Mary could not swallow it. Neither did it avail wserr, with trembling heart, but a steady hand, I used the knife on the slender, helpless throat, : The little golden-haired girl died died before my eyes on the lap of her stricken mother. The woman looked up as if startled when a tear fell on to her hand, for she had not wept. "Ion are crying, Doctor? . Oh vou must not do that. You will have to stand by so many aloft ueas where Uod sends no relief. She looked earnestly at the little body. "I loved hor so. 1 did every, thing for her that I could, being so poor. When I came home from my dirty work I. always found her so pretty, so loving. For hours she wonUl lie on the bed or sit on tho floor and play with almost nothing, and then she would laugh for joy when I came home. God has taken her ; Ho loved her better than I but ph.- how lonely it will be for me I" I pressed the poor woman's band; I could not speak, but I laid some money on the table and went out softly. Once at home, I laid my oase of instruments away, and sat down overwhelmed. I conld eat no supper ; I went to bed and hoped to Bleep, but the picture of a dismal attio room, of a dead child, and a bumble, devout woman would not let me rest, any moro thon tbe torturing recolleotion of ray own part in that scene. Early the next morning an old col lege friend came to see me as be was passing through the city. He dragged me through the crowded streets, to tho museums, to all sorts of restaurants.and complainod of my lack of spirits. I pleaded a headache, and bo escaped going to see a popular play at the theater. Tired and exhausted, I went at last alone to my room. As I passed a florist's brilliantly ligthed windows, I stepped in and bought a costly white camellia and somo fragrant violets. I climbed the five flights to the home oi the poor woman. I found the attio room unlocked. It was dim ly lighted ; a small coffin stood in the middle of the bare room, and tho child lay there in a white Ehroud. The rib bon from the hat on the wall had been worked over into two little bows; a myrtle wreath rested on the fair hair, aud the geranium blossoms were scat tered over tho body. On the table near by wee a lamp, and the open hymn book was besido it. I laid tbe beautiful white blossom in tho stiff little hand 'and fastened a buuoh of violets on the breast of the silent sleeper ; then I looked at tho open book. "I joy to depart" the old hymn that I bad learned at school and half forgotten : emn utillness, the peaceful little ohild oppressed mo. I went home, after ludiiiriuir about the hour of tbo bnrial. I retired early. I .aitf weary, aud all niT tiurest bad gone, A if pallsd lTUEFIELl)0i?AI)VENiTO. TTTrsTT.T.TNO INCIDENTS AND DATt IJia . JEMS LAND ANXJ SflA. In AOUv. t forthVv apowTTbiguer th,y. myowb.; ; Ubllo K-p.dltlon la Ar,Uj. tbe words pi an wst P.W caiie! e.t by -- An Or. 0 to my lips, of the praver lM G-Jl;-, At'.uehii Hts keeper, Mc. AMONG tho passengers o.; inn fteamer llonuy, which has arrived at Liverpool Jrom tho (i west coast of Africa, was wouhl bless mo in mv bard profession and would cbauiro mv haughty self confidence into a bumble trust in His protection, wherever my small knowl edge and my faithful etjorts would not avail, when I must stand, as on tho; day before, helpless to aid. In the purlw mnrninff I awaited tllO little coffin at tho door of. the ljdu6. A man bortf It before mm, ana iuo mothor followed.Jn her poor llkf cown. She uressod mv band wit! agratoful look, when she saw' lhat 1 had ioinod the little procession, -,Tlio war was not lone, tile streets were nl most empty, and the air was unusually mild for November. When the iron' gate of the comctcry opened, the weenina woman bowed her bead still lower. A -voting clergyman stood beside tbe grave. "I have unchrtakon, as far as I am able, to pronouuoo a last blessing over all the sleepers or my congregation," he said, softly, as he met my surprised look. That evening I wont to seo my roia-. tives, I did not find the parents at homo. Only Con tin Mary was there to reootve mo. we sat ny tne winnow where the moonlicht fell on us, and then I told her of mv first patient, and. what I bad learned from it." Mary said nothing in answer to my confes Hi'n , l,tf oiir1ittr' T fnlf iter iirmfl thrown around mr neck. ' Sho looked at lie with wet eyes. "Don't yon soq, Wax?" she sai.lj "now you know your-: self what was lacking in your prepara tion for work j but, tliauk God, it has oome to vou With your first patient. Now I believe that you will make iv good physician who will bring help, even whero his own skill does cot works sure." I kissed my dear fane.'' And now, what do you think?" I' asked. "Have you the courago to become the wifo of such a doctor?", She smiled through her happy tears, And so at last we were betrothed, As it happened, the very next daj", 1 was called to a child that was suf fering intensely with croup, and was so happv as to be able to savo it. Since then God has shown much favor to tho sick and miserable through my efforts, and my work has grown ever dearer to meMM ! i ,11 I 1 ' " . But tho mother of my first patient. moved into my house to be my house keeper until my sweetheart ; became tbe doctor's wife. Even after tho wedding, she remained as cook, until she deouled later to make still another change, and came to nurse Our little first-born daughter, Mary. She wept over our baby for joy, and in thankful remembrance of the little goldon haired girl who had fonnd a happy home for her mother and had made i doctor worthy of bin high profession, Translated for the Independent, SCIENTIFIC AM) INDUSTRIAL. "To my uVar ones who grieve, 1)q not mourn for m? now; This last tnos.ino I leave. To 'io.l's wlil you must bow.' 1 bud :Le book away with a sigh. Tho words of the old hymn, tbe sol- Lenonhook and Humboldt both Bay that a single pound of the finest spider webs would reach around the world, ' Some English reporters now take notes at night by the light of a tiny incandescent lump attached to tho waistcoat. Some interesting investigations have been made on the green color for which some Italian cheesos are so re markable. This color is not, as has sometimos been supposed, due to the action of bacteria, but is a conse quence of the presence of copper in the cheese. The world contains at least four mountaius composed of almost solid iron oro. One is the iron mountain of Missouri, another in Mexico, an other in India, and a fourth in that. region of Africa explored by Stanley, and there have been reports of such a mountain existing in Siberia. Insect life in the Arctic regions is very limited, and to insure their at traction one of the genus genm (a rosaceous plant) from Alaska has a row of large petals. This plant, nlso the geuni novale, is utterly unablo to! fertilize itself, and demands inseotl help, as in tbo sknnk cabbage. All. Arctic flowers aro very large in com-; parison with the plants bearing them. ,; Unbreakable mirrors are now beinsti made by putting a coat of quicksilver on the back of a thin sheet of cellu-i loid, instead of on glass. By laying second sheet over tho coating a double mirror may be obtained. Com-j mon celluloid is highly inflammable,,' one of its ingredients being gun cot-l ton. lint it is alleged that a way has been found to overcome thisobjeotion! by introducing a small proportion of; some other substance into tho com position. ; The late Alvin Clark, of Cambridse-l port, Mass., discovered in 1862 that: the star Sirius bad a far less brilliant; companion. Continued observation; for nearly thirty years proved that! this second body revolved around the' first ono in nn elliptical orbit, at a distance nearly as great as the planet; Neptune from the sun. But in 1800: the companion disappeared from view.! having reached a point in its track so! nearly in line with Sirins that its faint: light was overwhelmed by the dazzling effulgence of the dog Rtar. During! the last six years it has traveled far enough to become visible onco more.' An Eagle as an Alarm Clock. Mr. W. Le C. Beard, in St. Nicho las, tells of a tama eagle he bad as a pet in Arizona. Mr. Beard says : Tbe half-breed in whoso charge he had been left told us ho was far better than an alarm clock, for no one could, sleep throngh the cries with which ho greeted the rising jun and bis notion, of breakfast time; and while an alarm would ring for only half a minute, Moses was wound up to go all day, or until he got something to cat. But his guardian treated him kindly, and Moses grew and thrived, soon putting on a handsome suit of brown and gray feathers, which he was very proud of. aud spent most of his spare time m preening. The Hearting of a (JooJ B ok. A pump may be connected with a very deep well of very good wutir.aud yet need a pitcher of water to bo brought from another source to be poured in nt the top before it can work. ) So witb the niiud, sotueliiues. The rendiug of a good book helps it into running order. f.,,iin Itnitrnuou. who was one of Hie only two white men who escaped from the ilonia massacre, Mr. Locke bi iug the other, j Captain BoihMgun was in very good health, and said thut his arm was almost well again. Captain Boisragon gave in tho Lon don Times tho following account of bis adventures after tho first nttnok was made ou tho expedition : "When tho liriug began I was walk ing just behind Major Crawford, who was next to Mr. Phillips. At first we could not bolievo that tho firing was meant for anything but a salute, as everything had seemed so peaceful. When we did realize what it meant I rushed back to try and get my re volver, which was looked up in a box, but as all tho carriers had bolted nt once I could not get it, and was re turning to the head of the coluinu when 1 met Crawford and tho others coming back. Crawford told me Phillips hud been killed alroady, so no settled to try and got back to Gwato. As wo went along tho road with a lot -of our carriers and servants who bad joined us, we were coutiuu- all v fired on by the Benin men. At first nil tho white men kept ou turning to tbo Benin men, saying 'Adoc' (the Benin salutation) and 'Don't firo. It's peaceful palaver.' Finding that this was no good, we took to charging tbem witb our sticks, and they inva riably ran away. After a bit Major Crawford was badly wounded in tho croin. So Mr. .Locke, iUaiinc, myselt and Crawford s orderlv carried him, although ho told us ho was lionu for and implored us to leave htm uud save ourselves. Meanwhile ill our carriers had gono ou with Mr. Powis, who, when I last saw him, seemed to be driving the Benin men before him like sheep. He had been up to lijuin several times before, could speak tho language a little, and at first the Benin men did not seem to want to touch him at all. While wo were carrying Major Crawford, Dr. Elliot, who was bleeding from a wound in tho bead, kept on charging into the bush, try ing to prevent tho Benin men from shooting at us, for we could only go very slowly. He most undoubtedly kept thorn from coming close up to ue, and saved us from being bit several times. After a bit I saw a man aim ing at us from behind a tree further np the road in the direction we were going, bo I told tho others to put Crawford down for a short time while I charged at the man. In doing so I was knocked over by a shot in my arm, but as it did not hurt at tne timo I got up again and charged tho Benin man away. When I got back to the others I found a lot of Benin men had crept up close behind and killed them all except Locke, who was woundod in throe places. We were all bit witb pellets several times. As Locke and myself were the only two living, we bolted into the bush. We had taken the compass belonging to poor Mal- mg, and tried to etcer northwest, which would bring us out on tbe Gwato Creek some way above Gwato. We ran and walked through thick bush as far as we could that evening, and stopped to rest about 5.30 p, m., hav ing left the scene of the lnassaoro about 3.15 p. in. Immediately after we sut down we heard two men Benin men, of course talking to each other not twenty yards away from us, uud a few minutes afterwards we beard a party cutting their way through the bnsh. At hrst it seemed as if they were making straight for us, bnt they passed about twenty yards from us, dropping sentries as they went. Dur ing the night I had to change my po sition, as I was getting cramp, aud tbe sentry in front of us must have beard me, for he called out to the ono next him. and we could bear them both searching through the bush. Soon niter that I woke np to find a band on my boot, then feeling up my gaiter, and I thought it was one of the Bonin men who bad found us in the dark. I grabbed the hand, moaning to strangle tho man before he could cry out. At the Eame time I called out. 'Locke. I have caught this villain!' when I found it was Locke himself, who had changed his position and was trying to find out where I was. After this tho Benius must have known where we were, as we could hear three of them walking round and round us until long after daylight. Then they seemed to leave us, but why or wherefore they did I cannot tell. We thought that they imagined we were already done for. However, instead of beinor shot when we moved off, as we half ex pected to be, we saw no one and got away. Although we heard plenty of people we met no one until tho last day, as we kept to tho bush as much ns possiblo. "On the fifth day we came across a small creek which we knew must lead to the Gwato Creek. Wo walked down into a small waterside village. There tbo few men, instead of giving us tho water we asked fur, hurried us off into a small canoe until wo were ronnd a corner. Thou they let us drink all we wanted. These meu were Jakries, who trado with tho Benin men, aud they took ns acrosa to a bigger Jakrio vil lage on the other side of the oreelt. Thero we got a birg.ir cauoe, got un derneath niutH, aud were paddled down to tbo Benin Kiver, which we reached about sunset, and wuero we found one cr our own Protectorate launches. We were told afterwards that tho reason tho men in tbe small village hurried ns away ns quickly was because there were some Beniu soldiers living in the vilhige lookiug out for rofugees, bnt that they had left the village about a quarter i f nn honr before we cot tliere to tret ibpir food, aud bud n it returned. We had absolnte'y nothing to cat for the five days we were in tho bush, and nothln.. to drink but tho dew on the leaves in the early mcruiug. The ouly thing we could limi eatable were pluintains but they were so dry that we could not swallo v any ot them. - Another ilnv without wa cr would. got down to Now Bonin, told me thai mv aim won M have nmrniiHii u u.. .',t i,., ,,it,.n,lnd to for another day, "the wound lmd ut .Vt-'TJT bail -the 'Uajr before wu reacUed wM j Attiieliod by "no lrng 0ti'v5. "Chief," tho ntB t-rJtf outftOg uO pensive air aud almost huiuin tricks biiv for years caued visitors to the zoo to wondir just how much tbeio really is in Darwin's theory, ottaoked bis keeper, aud if tbo latter bad not succeeded iu backing out of tbe cage as ho fouglit the beast off, there miht have been ynactett another oi iuo uur Mwiog.'ttQiriu itbut travelers tell of tho orang-outang's strength ami fierce n.K-"''-"'-' " "Chief". lice, ju the htrpq: liqiMing near tbo seal ponds. His keeper, dames M. Murray,! was foediufl'tue animals and bad passed down tho row nt oe. in faeh loavinaf 'dinner for some huugry resident of tho zoo. lie ontcroil "Chief's" cage from the mar. ns be had entered all tho otbors. Th bin ana was out of humor. . Ho Imd been rather surly for day or two, but he had not attempted any tricks that would remind the keeper to keep his eyes about him. Murray put the cup and pan in their nsual place, when, with a sudden dart and a snarl so fieroo that all the other animals in tbe houso began to chatter aud shrink, tho orang-outang leapod across the oago and gripped the keep er's foot in bis vise-like jaws. Murray realized that bis life was in danger. There was no weapon, savo tho light pan and cup, withiu his reach. He saw that it would be a band-to-hand e truz-do with the enraged animal if ho would escapo.and with the odds Iargoly iu favor of bis antagonist, who bad four bands to his two end a flores set of teeth into tho bargain. Orang-outang fighting under Buoh circumstances was new to him, and he bad to trust to hie instinct. Ho loauod over at onoe to choke the npe, bring ing bis neck within the roach of those powerful spider-like arms, but at that moment "Chiel" released his grip on his foot and made for his body as if to bury bis teeth iu the keeper's side. Murray was too quick for him and fought him off. Fortunately, tbe orang-outang was not in good condi tion, long confinement having taken from him some ot his fierceness. Mur ray was following up bis advantage when tho animal caught an opening, and in a second had his jaws fixed on the keeper's right arm, which had been extended to ward him off. He tugged and beat until finally "Chiof" let go bis bite. The arm was badly lacerated, but Murray had tho satisfaction of knowing that "Cbiof" will nurse two bruised eyes for a while, that is if there is enough tissue round an orang-outang's eye to show a bruiso. The keeper backed out of the cage warily, while thj snarling ape leaped to aud fro in front of him in a ferret- eyed searoh for a good opening. Ho got away without further barm, and had his wound dressed at the Presby terian hospital. Liter in the day Murray was able to return to duty. Philadelphia Ledger. MIRACLE OF THE r.Brtu;."3 -"-m f IHE A Entmofdlnary Annual Ceremonial i. ; i. i Jeruialem. nn. i In 1 1 Ad In th "Pcntm-v" '""''I" titled ''The Miracle of tbo !rw.( 1, umwriwng a ceremonial In th0 Vi ' of the Holy Sepuleber nt Jerusalem' the Saturday before Hosier 8,1.. The attention that Is now illrwted to! wards the Cireek Church l,y cvmuh the Kaat KlveS this ft spetla! tfineltnJ Now tho time of the miracle 1 A l - . ymiii;nua. A liaiutj iroul Ueaven la up. DO wuuuiuuira HJ line CXlP(lan, red manlf9fat1ou there Is a new outburst of cries and screams, v. told that it is the Jerusalc A Rrakcman s Fearful Peril. The terrible experience of Miko Ma loney, a Cincinnati Southern freight brakeman, at Highbridge, was not ex aggerated by first accounts, Malonoy was running or standing upon the top of a freight car as the train was cross ing tho bridge. When about midway of the structure his foot slipped, and ho shot over the edge of tho car and started on bis journey of 280 feet to tbe river or rocks below. Persons who witnessed the accident say that Maloney grabbed wildly in all direc tions, but could secure no bold upon the roof of the car. As luck would have it, however, he fell to the side along which tbe telegrapli wire3 run, and, just as bis body was about to clear the bridge, he grabbed a telo- graph wire with a death-like grip and hung thero. This saved him from a terriblo death. A number of persons hastened to bis assistance and found him too weak to do anything for himself. He was deadly pale, and big drops of sweat stood out all over his face. He fainted after being removed from his perilous position, and it was some time after he reached his home at Georgetown until he began to recover from the shock upon his nervous sys tem, It was one of tbe closest calls nny man ever had. Maloney will horentter cross Uighbridge in a ca boose, Danville (Ky.) Advocate. 'Ill W(irl,l era, who pound with their flst8 q fellow-Cluistians of Jaffa, unil drag and Jerk them nwny one by one from n,, window where the celestial Are It t0 Lipeur. The noise swells like a tempest burst of sound the dunging of belt aim B'.rirKen uurs 01 metal: at the Greek window. The fire ha come: une wild rusn, one high-pitch, ed, multitudinous scream, still tile .,, cited clanging, and out springs the light over the frantic human mass, pjping from hand to hand, as If each fUme wero lightning and music. Around and up and over and through, till flame ( added to flame, spreading from candle to canuic, and noor to gallery. Nw prleHt appears on the roof of the Scnul. cher Itself, and the flame runs around the top like a crown of fire. Higher It springs, drawn by a rope up to the people nt the base of the dome. It . lnminntes the most distant and dn. geon-uae vauus, mo cnnpeis ahoveanj below, every vintage ground where the spectators have stood or crouched the floor, or In temporary lodgmenti in mid-nlr. On and on sounds the clangor and tho shouting; men, women anil children are mad; they pjss their hands over tho flame is it not from heaven? how can it do harm? and then draw their hands over their faces, taking the celes tial touch In ecstatic adoration. Over a path made clear for the runners from the window already the fire is on iu way to the ends of the earth. The Armenian patriarch declared us later, and without hesitancy, that the Creek patriarch simply had a lamp the tomb proper, which he blessed. This kindly old Armenian said to us that it was not miraculous. It was rumored that a prominent visitor was told b; the Greek patriarch that he told the people It was only a symbol, and not a miracle. ' I asked the visitor whether this was true, and was answered: "Xo! How could he tell them ihat ? He would be torn to pieces." Intelligent Greeki assure you that it is a symbol, that "holy fire" Is the same thing as "holy water." The Latins will have nothing to do with this, one of the most vener able ceremonies and the most appalling scandals of the Christian wor'.i. At the height of the frensy, as Ihe flame leaped through the rotunda and lighted the encircling chapels, making more rich and glittering the altars, the gorgeous vestments, the whole ec clesiastical paraphernalia, the arms uniforms of the troops, ind the many colored costumes of the mad and mot ley crowd, the thought flashed upon me: Wns there anything in all Chris tendom so beautiful and so bla-sphem- ous? Grimth's Closo.Call. In stepping over a revolving roll iu the Liukeus Iron Mill, at Uoatosville, Penn., Frank Griffith, an employe. had a hair-raising experience. The tail of bis long overcoat caught on the roll, and he was himself wound around the latter in a jiffy. Employes sickened and turned their faces away, expecting to Eee Griffith crushed into a shapeless mass, as the space through which he passed in the raachinory was eighteen inches in diameter at its widest, and his haad went grinding against the iron. The roll had made ten or fifteen revolu tions boforo tbe maehinory oould be stopped. Then his companions rushed to unwind and extricate what they supposed to bi only a corpse. They finally got Griffith out after cut ting oil his onter clothing, prying loose bis awful grip upon ono of the spikes of tho roll, and pulling the coiled up body from tho box-like structure surrounding tbo shaft. Thou, lc and behold ! he had suffered nothing worso than a disloeatod shoul der, a mass of bruises, and a fright that was enough to bavo killed a more nervous man. lie was able to walk bom Philadelphia Record. A Balloon Railroad. During the summer a new kind of mouotuiu railway is to be tried in Germ say. The motive power is to be furnished by a balloon attached by cable to a rail ruoninir up tbe face of ibe Hohenstauten Mountain, near Keiehenhall, whioh attains a height of about 6001) feet. The eioursinnixt. will rid) in a small car running on inur, nun urawu uy me upward puH of tbo balloon. Ancient Dentistry. That dental operations were unknown among the ancients has already been claimed by scientific writers, yet Den tist A. C. St. Amand of Fortieth and Pine streets, says the Philadelphia Rec ord, claims to have positive proof that Jeffries, a friend of Dr. St. Amand, has been In Egypt for several months, when lie has been traveling In tho interest of a historical society. Knowing ol his friend's interest In anything per taining to dentistry, Dr. Jeffries has been on the lookout for curios in that line, and baa at last Becured a novel one. which was forwarded with a letter, of which tho following is an extract: "Myself and two companions were sent to look after some newly opened tombs that had been discovered near a vlllaee called Dclur. The mummies found within were in fine condition, and, thinking I might find something of In terest to you, I examined the teeth of one that had been unwrapped. Close scrutiny showed me four teeth that were filled with some substance hard as Iron. However, I send one of the teeth so as you may Judge for yourself. H vnn find what it is. let me know, as I am anxious to know what kind of fill ings were used 3000 years ago." All attempts made by Dr. St. Amand to drill the tooth were futile, and, although exhaustive tests were uiade, nothing was found that would act on the old filling. ' Presidents of Anglo-Saxon Blood. Nowhere has the Imperial strain ol the British blood shown itse'f with more persistency than In the personnel of American Presidents. Counting the terms of Vice-Presidents who hav succeeded to the Presidency through the demise of the Incumbent, the ad ministration of Governor McKinW will muke the thirty-second that has conducted the affairs of this couniry. In only one administration did tM country have rl President who was not descended from a subject of the Drtt ish throne. Martin Van Buren, w Kinderhook Dutchman, made that ceptlon. No descendant of a French man br a German has ever been calW to the position of chief executive. Furthermore, it is the Anglo-iax" rather than his fellow-subject uw Scotchman or the Irishman who has sired the ancestry of Presidents. ID"' was Welrh blood In Jffferson; was Scotch blood in Monroe; there Scotch-Irish blood In Jackson; ttieri was Scotch blood in Buchanan ana i lineage of Grant has been diversely traced to the Clan McGregor and to th purest Anglo-Saxon., With these ex ceptions the descendants of Engl'" men have been America's chief magi'" trates. McKinley Is Scotch-Irlsn" New York Mail and Express. Tflriiailo-Stiickeu Mifs'inrl. According to tho statistics of the Weather Uureau Ihe property loss from lid, I think, barn tornsd m ilni-inir (l.n lOJi .. fii.bl.ei us both. Dr. D'Aiel.y Irvine, i been fivu times as preai iu Missouri , who looked after as so well when we iu dj other State. iu",aout' ' Large Private Museum. H. J. Heinz, the Pittsburg manufae turer, has one of the largest print' museums Iu the United States. In b collection, which occupies one fleer his, house, are an Egyptian niunrn" and a cant of the prehistoric skeletc found in a cave In Mentone, France. It is estimated that It will take thrf months to catalogue the collection.