' It eosta Illinois $2,000,000 annuall
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
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'
TI easy enough to bo pleasant,
Whou Ufa flows along likon soni
Cut the mini worth while Is the ouo who will
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
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 ...
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
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
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
' 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
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
"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
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
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
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
I retired early. I .aitf weary, aud
all niT tiurest bad gone, A if pallsd
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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.
MIRACLE OF THE r.Brtu;."3
-"-m f IHE
A Entmofdlnary Annual Ceremonial i.
; i. i Jeruialem.
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
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
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.
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
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
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-
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.
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
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.
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.
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