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ijfbm the mist Is on the rlrcr, nnd the haze Is on the hills,
L .And the promise of tho springtime all the nniplo henven fills ;
li.When tho shy things In the wood-haunts
'Catch tip heart ana reel a leaping nro
I .Then the summons of tho morning like a
f Then tho sonl or man grows larger, like
for the hopo of high Endeavor Is n cordial half divine,
; the banner cry of Onward calls tho
fThere Is glamour of tho moonlight when tho stars rnln pcaco below,
I But the stir and smell of morning g n better tiling to know ;
nWbllo the night Is hushed and holden and transpierced by dreamy song,
'to, the dawn brings dew and flro and
I Atlantic.
rr ND If It was tho last word I'd
. fi ever bo spcakln. I couldn't make
I It different It's not that I'll be
ikceuln tou from her. Larry Dugan,
(but you can't have us both, nnd that's
ttho truth I'm tellln'."
"Now. Kitty, darlln', don't bo wrong-
flng your pretty faco with tho hard
Twords nnd cross tompci It's you I'm
jwantln' and no other. Sure can't, a man
jbe lookln' pleasant at another loss once
an a while and still bo true to the one
lie's promised?"
"Not you, Larry Dugan, when you're
the other, and from tho looks o' the
lease I'm thlnkln' It's the other. I bid
jou good-day, llr. Dugan, nnd good
I luck to you nnd Roslo Martin. Good-
I tday. Sir. Dugan, I wish you well."
Kitty swept away with n lino swirl
.of her skirts and left her lover In a
condition of open-mouth wonder.
"Well, I'll be " ho did not finish
tls sentence, for Kitty was still within
earing nnd turned back to flaunt In
lis face, "suit yourself, Mr. Dugan."
She -was gone llko a flash before
any could gather his wits for the
bards which Bhould calm her. Shaking
tie head gloomily, he continued to stare
t the place where Kitty had been, try-
to adjust 'lis mind to tho light-
r-llko change of conditions.
Kitty's moods and tempers were as
Sashes of powder and just about as
lasting. Larry, slow Larry, was steady
bnd unchanging, unci hu could not fol-
Jow the way that Kitty led through the
uazo of her caprices. They had quar
reled before, at least Kitty had quar
reled, but never llko this. Never be
fore had sbo left him in anger. With
her It "was a quick word nnd ns quick
a. contrition which craved forgiveness
gd, was passionately repentant. Lnrry
ought ho had learned to .understand
pr, but this was something of which
had never dreamed.
Kitty and Larry, both children of
I Erin, belonged to the railroad which
Ipade the small town through which It
passed. Kitty was tho daughter of one
of the track men whoso duty It was to
keep watch over a section of the rail
I wny. Larry was an engineer, lately
promoted to n passenger engine, nnd
planning to bo married soon because of
the Increase In his salary. Rosle, the
Stoslc who seemed to bo making trou
ble, was a waitress at tho lunch coun
ter In the railway station. She was a
(dashing, handsome Rosle, with black
Jbalr nnd eyes and n brilliant color nnd
flashing white teeth, which sho loved
jto display In smiles, bestowed impar
tially on all mankind that came near
f vlier. but sho lind not thought of harm-
,"& iJ " "w wmu iiiivvt in um-jry uuu
served him his wedges of pie, washed
down with great gulps of coffeo. And
&arry would not havo been human If
he had not responded In kind nnd ex
changed jest for jest with the smiles
t thrown In for good nature.
) Probably no harm would havo come
of all this, had there uot been another
jwho wanted Kitty. She was tho prct
jtlcst girl In tlio town, .and combined
jwltb her prettlness were a ready wit
andn whimsical turu of mind that made
her say and do the unexpected. Beside
11 these charms there was no better
housewife In tho whole village. Kitty
and her father lived together In n box
of a cottage, sweet and shining with
Tho other who wanted Kitty was not
a man like Larry big, slow, good-looking,
honest Lnrry, who would have
Slven his heart to Kitty's tread, nnd
feeing so suro of himself ho could not
ompnss that she might doubt him.
ttlio other had whispered In Kitty's ear
sentences filled with poison. Ho did
not say as much as ho looked when ho
'coupled Larry's nnd Itoslc's names to
gether, but he made her feel that ho
thought her an object of pity, and this
.Teas bitter to n girl llko Kitty.
- 'And so It enrae about that sho flashed
out her wrntli at Larry, and, without
tfvliichlra time to choose, turned htm
rer toRosle, Then no sconcr wns sho
pat o bu tight than tears blinded her
and tho hardy on tho plains
tnrougn winter siuggisu veins;
bugle moves the blood,
a liowcr from tue uuu ;
laggards into line.
tho rapturo of tho strong.
eyes until she could hardly tell "whore
sho was going. And Larry, In tho cab
of bis engine, with his hand on Its
throttle, felt a dull ache at his heart
that goaded him to desperation. Ho
did not care whether he lived or died.
Ho would go straight to destruction
ns fast as his englno could tako him,
were It not for thoso ho held In his
enre. Tho sweetest, most lovable girl
In tho world, for all of her tempers,
was his no longer, and what was the
uso of living without Kitty?
Here were two young people ranking
themselves miserable over nothing, nnd
feeling that tho world had como to an
end because they had quarreled. Tho
ono could not be content without the
other, becnuso so far na they wero con
cerned they were tho only ones living
who really counted. Kitty had told him
to go to Rosle, but ho Intended to "go
to the devil Instead, er soino other
plnco equally disastrous.
Kitty, in her turn, found many ren
sons for self-pity, nnd wept oceans of
tears at tho visions she conjured.
Larry, guiding his engine nlong tho
trnck past tho door of Kitty's cottage,
kept his eyes turned sternly away and
tho whistle, of his engine silent What
wns tho uso of his usual greeting?
The cottngo presented n blnuk front
with no Kitty nt the door or window.
How was ho to know that she wns hid
den behind n window curtain, an hour
before It was time for his coming,
watching and listening for the distant
roar of his train?
The days sped by until they num
bered three, which to tho parted loiers
seemed llko years of estrangement.
Larry avoided going where Roslo was,
and, manlike, felt that nc hated her ns
the cause of his trouble. Kitty, hi pub
lic, wns careless nnd gay. When she
was alone It was another story.
Neither wero turning townrd recovery,
nnd the very weather Itself wns in ac
cord with their misery. Two of the
three dnys since they nnd qunrreled
wero dark and threatened n storm. It
was a tlmo of lowering skies, nnd In
tho wind there sounded moaning voices.
Tho third day tho storm broke early In
tho morning, drenching tho earth with
n cold ralu that fell In torrents.
"It's n bad time for the railroad,"
Kitty's father said when he started out
In tho evening on hla duties of Inspec
tion. "I'm feeling bad myself, wld the
fever and n head that's splitting wld
nchlug, but I must watch, this night."
"Lot me go, father," Kitty entreated.
"You're too sick to go out In the storm.
Let mo go In your place."
"And for why?" returned her father.
"It's not woman's work I'm doing.
Knpo to tho house, gin, wld n light In
tho window for mo nnd Larry. It's
tho boy'a run to-night, wld a big train
load of people. It's an excursion ho's
bringing back, bad luck to tho night nnd
tho rain that's going to do harm. Do
you mind tbo,culvort girl, just below?
I'm thinking It's thero we'll havo trou
ble wld tho rising .water nnd the soft
ound underneath, it's there I'll be
Kitty saw her father go out In the
night with many forebodings. Ho was
really too 111 to bo at his post, but what
could sho do, save to stay nt home and
obey his orders? Sho put n light In tho
window nso had directed and sat
down to .wait and watch for nn un
known danger which seemed impend
ing. Tho tempest, Increasing In fury,
dashed tho rnln In slicets against the
windows. The llttlo cottage, buffeted
by tho gale, shook on Its foundations.
Kitty, with her Imagination kindled,
sat cowering In fear, longing desperate
ly to do something, sho know not what,
but wishing most of all that she had
Larry and her father In safo keeping.
Within tho silent house tho clock
ticked and clucked loudly In tho lulls
of the storm. It was almost time for
her father to be making his return trip
over the section. Kitty wrapped her
self In a shnwl and went to tho door,
gazing out through tho darkness. There
was nothing abroad but tho storm, and
that was In a wild fury. The rain
drovo nrouud her; tho wind caught nt
her shawl, almost suntchlng It nwny
from her hold.
Whero wns her fattier? Where was
Larry? It was nearly the hour for his
train. Excursions were usually belated
nnd it was Impossible to fell exactly
when Larry's train would pass. What
was It her father had said about tho
culvert? Why didn't ho return? Tho
next moment her question was answer
ed. Sho saw him como staggering out
of tho blackncss'of tho night, struggling
toward home, falling on his knees, ris
ing ngntn with an effort, and moving
unsteadily with uncertain feet that
seemed beyond his control, Sho rushed
to meet htm and almost drugged' htm
into tlio house, where, overcome by
weakness, he collapsed, & wet heap on
the floor. ,
"I'm done, girl," ho gasped. "There
ain't another move In me. The lantern
broke. I'had to get homo for nnothcr,
Tho culvert, girl!" ho cried; "It's undent
water there's danger. Help mo to get
back. For God's sake, girl, help me to
get back I"
Ho struggled to rise. His limbs re
fused to All their ofllco and ho fell In
n heap again. "I'm done," 'ac muttered
with n shuddering sigh, nnd svan silent
Kitty, torn between fear for her
father, and fear for Larry, for a mo
ment wns distraught
"What shall I do? What shall I do?"
sho moaned, wringing her hands.
Then her reason returned. There were
moro to be considered than Larry nnd
her father. Sho dragged tho uncon
scious man closo to the fire, and cover
ed him warmly. "Stay there, father,"
sho crooned, as to a llttlo child. "Stay
there and bo warm. I'll not bo long
gone, father. Don't worry; I'll run to
tho culvert"
While sho wns talking she made her
preparations. Sho slipped off her long
skirts and put on a short ono. She cov
ered her shoulders with a warm, rough
jacket and protected her feet and
ankles with a pair of rubber boots she
woro In wet weather. Her head she
left bare. "My hair can't blow off,"
sbo snld to herself, "and anything else
She found a lantern, nnd lighting It,
sped out Into tho night running llko n
deer down the trnck toward the endan
gered culvert
"I'lcnBO God, let mo bo In time," she
prayed with sobbing breath. "It's oth
ers beside Larry. God, It Isn't him
nlono I'd bo saving," sho Implored, feel
ing vaguely that slic must Impress tlio
Deity that her motives were not nil
"Please, God," sho entreated ; "plcnsp,
God, let me get thero In time."
She could feel the rails vibrating
under tho weight of tho distant train.
Hrcastlng tho storm with tho wind
pitting Its force against her, she ran
on and on, stumbling and almost fall
ing, but nlwnys pressing onward until
but a short distance lay between her
nnd tho flooded culvert The wntcr
was sweeping In n swift current across
the track. Sho stopped at the edge of
tho flood and stood thero waving n dan
ger signal with tho lantern. The train
was nenr enough for her to hear Its
i oar and rumble. The great headlight
shono like a largo eye of fire, ever
growing bigger nnd brighter.
Sbo felt so little and helpless out
thero In the blackness. Would Larry
see her? Would ho stop In time? The
eye of flro showed no sign of halting.
Perhaps she was too llttlo for him to
see. Pcrhnps she was not waving the
lantern at all. Sho looked at her arm
which she had kept in rotary motion
until It was growing numb. The lantern
was describing a circle In tho nlr, help
ing her to save Larry. Sho heard a
'crash llko the piling together of Iron
wheels. She heard tho loud hiss of cs
tnping steam, then she could bear noth
ing more. Her lantciu was still de
scribing a circle In tho nlr. Sho felt
as If she must go on swinging It for
ever. She heard voices shouting. She
heard tho thud of running feet. Other
lanterns than hers began to spangle
tho night They were on tho other side
of the flood, but some ono was making
his way cautiously toward her. Sho
could hear tho splash of water as he
moved, nnd above all she could hear
the engine panting llko somo wild thing
spent from flight
Some one big and strong and protect
ing was close besldo her, taking tho
lantern from her hand. It was Larry,
nnd It was Larry's arms that wero
around her, holding her close.
"It's a big thing you'vo done, my
girl I" ho murmured huskily, "It's a
mighty big thing."
Out thero In the night, with tho rnln
beating upon them, with tho wind riot
lug around them, with n crowd of ex
cited people exclaiming at tlio averted
danger, Lnrry and Kitty, without re
proach or explanation, came again to
love and understanding.
"Suro nnd I'm not caring for Rosle,
now," Kitty whispered. Toledo Blade.
The IlcNourveful Blan.
"Tho resourceful man lets nothing
discourage him," said Charles M,
Schwab, tho steel magnate, In n recent
address. "In tho most untoward con
ditions ho thinks and thinks until he
hits on nn expedient which turns tho
very untowardncss of things Into a
"Let mo Illustrate this point with a
foolish story that yet has a lesson In
"A mother, fearing that her pretty
daughter had bethrothed herself to a
young man of inferior station, hired
her llttlo son, a boy of 7 or 8, to stay
In the parlor throughout an expected
visit of tho unwelcome suitor.
"Tho boy carried out his contract
duly, and at 10 o'clock, tired and
bleepy, ho camo to his mother and
asked for his pay.
"'Did you Btay In tho parlor?' sho
suld eagerly.
"'Yes, nil tho time,' ho answered.
"'Well, what happened?'
" 'Wo played blind man's buff,' said
tho boy, 'and it was lots of fun; but
they kept mo "It" tho whole tlmo.' "
Tlio IteuIUt.
"Slcctchera Is n wonderful nrtlst,
Isn't he?"
"What's ho dono now?"
"In a magazine story ho Illustrated
this lino: 'For half an hour sho sat
silent and motionless, waiting.' Tho
picture Is so realistic that It you watch
It for half an hour It neither speaks
nor' moves. Wonderful, simply wonder
ful." Kansas City Times.
Ono sign that a womnn Is behind
the times; When she goes "calling."
"The panic over yellow fever." said
tho Doctor, "reminds mo of n pnnic
we had In our brlgado on account of
yellow fever nt Now Orleans. Tho
brigade, composed of tho Forty-second
Illinois, tho Twcnty-Ilrst Kentucky,
and two others regiments, wns at
Nashville In June, 180.", expecting dis
charge. On tho lGtli, tho Forty-second
went by mil from Nashvlllo to
Johnsouvllle, on tho Tennessee River,
whero It wns Joined by tho other regi
ments of tlio brlgnde. All were placed
on a Urge steamer nnd started down
tho Tennessee under orders to report
to Sheridan in New Orleans for duty
In Texas.
"When the order wns promulgated
thero wns consternation In the ranks.
Tho boys regarded tho war as over.
Most of the Illinois and Kentucky
regiments had been mustered out nnd
had gone home. It wns reported that
tho yellow fever wns rnglng In New
Orleans and that the climate of Tcxns
was hard on Northerners. Therefore
the men of tho four veteran regiments
were very sore over being retained In
tho sen Ice after the close of tho war
and Indignant over the thought that
they were to bo sent to a pestilence
ridden city to do garrison duty thero
and In Texas.
"They held Indignation meetings on
the boat and declnred they would not
submit to such nn outrage. They
knew that the boat must pnss Mound
City, 111., and they made a formal de
mand on General Conrad that he stop
the boat at that place. WIillo they
waited for an answer, they Interview
ed the captain of tho boat nnd Intim
idated the pilot by nssurlng lilm that
if ho didn't land them nt Mound City,
orders or no orders, they would shoot
him ns he stood at tho wheel nnd tike
charge of the boat.
"The captain and pilot both believed
the angry soldiers would carry out
their threat and they besought the
General In command to make at lenst
a pretense of landing at Mound City.
General Conrad culled a council of
wnr nnd asked for opinions. Most of
tho olllcers favored running by Mound
City ns the best means of quieting the
threatened mutiny. Tho General,
however, wns In fnror of compromise.
Ho admitted that mutiny was mutiny,
but contended that circumstances al
tered cases. Most of tho men on board
tho stenmer wero veterans, some of
them .having served .four jeurs and all
having served creditably.
"Now they wero unduly excited over
the reports of yellow fever lu No,w
Orleans nnd over tho report that they
wero to bo retained In tho service In
definitely. Ho believed that a bloody
riot would be precipitated by hasty
action and he proposed to avoid nn Is
sue by stopping tho boat nt Mound
.City, stipulating, however, that every
man who went ashore without leave
should bo reported n deserter. In a
little address to tho men lie said tho
boat could only remain a short time
nnd wlillo there would be no objec
tion to the men going ashore for bread
or water or Ice, there must bo obedl
euco to orders and no attempt to tako
French leave of the boat would bo
"The boat stopped at Mound City.
Tho expected happened. The Illinois
men made a rush for the shore and tho
wholo brigade seemed ready for u
stampede when the olce of the Ken
tucky Colonel rung out like u bugle
call. He ordered his men Into llnu
with their ritlcs. When tho regiment
had been formed ho ordered the men
to stack arms and sit down. Every
order was executed with precision, nnd
ns tho men nt down they burred tho
wny to the landing for nil on that sldo
of the steamer. The other regiments
wero ordered into line for roll call
and tho mnjorlty of those on shore hur
ried on bonrd and the mutiny was at
an end."
"There were over fifty absentees at
roll call lu the Illinois regiment, and
these wero marked deserters. Many
of thorn never returned, and they stand
recorded as deserters on the company
rolls. A dozen of these were veterans
and over thirty substitute and drafted
recruits. Tho steamer went on Its
Journey down tho Mississippi, and In
due time arrived at New Orleans,
whero there wns no yellow fever, and
whero wo found General Sheridan,
with whom wo had served at Chlck.i
uiaugn and Missionary Ridge.
"Among tlio men who left tlio
steamer nt Mound City wns u young
fellow In whom I had taken great In
terest. As ho wns preparing to Jump
ashore I urged him not to go. IIo
was excited, however, and said he was
going for Ico and broad, 1 asked him
to bring mo some, nnd ho ran up tho
landing. Ho wns arrested a few hours
later nnd with others was sent nfter
us, it prisoner. I hnd forgotten hlin
nnd his enso until ono day, while wo
wero In camp Just nbovo New Orle.'iis,
ho wns led past my quarters In man
acles. "I had been on the sick list for a
few dajs nnd hud lost tho run of camp
affairs, I hailed tho officer In churgo
and asked for Information. Ho snld
tho follow hud boon tried on tho chargu
OX desertion, hud been found guilty
oa the testimony of his Colonel and
Captain, nnd had been sentenced to
Imprisonment at Dry Tortugas. I
asked him to remain In camp until I
communicated with General Sheridan.
I sent a hurried note to Sheridan nnd
In n short time had nn order placing
tho man In my charge for new trial In
"When we arrived at our camp In
Texas a second trial was ordered, and
on my testimony to the effect that I
had heard him sny ho was going for
bread nnd loo, nnd that he had prom
ised to bring some to me, the mini
wns acquitted. No moro grnteful young
follow ever lived, nnd wlillo wo were
In the service he could not do enough
for me. After the war I lost sight of
him, and heard nothing from him or
of lilm until two years ago, when he
came Into my otllce. He told mo thnt
he had been living In the West, and
that his experience nt Mound City had
made n new man of lilm."
"That's the sort of a ease," said tho
Major, "that Is slurred In history.
Here Is nnothcr. I wonder If nny of
tho boys remember Judge Miller of
tho early '00s. During the wnr he
wns frequently called to Washington
nnd always enme back to Chicago to
execute some mission nsslgned htm by
President Lincoln or Republican lead
ers. On ono occnslon I remember he
camo home, went out to Cnrap Doug
Ins and among the prisoners, nnd In n
few days purchased n wngon load of
tobacco and distributed It nmong the
rebels, giving ench prisoner who ued
tobacco a liberal supply to his liking.
"Tho tobacco Incident excited much
comment nnd there were many to Inti
mate that Judge Miller had turned
copperhead. Among the prisoners he
was balled ns n sympathizer and n
friend, and n Georgian said, 'You must
bo a Democrat. Are you?" To whleh
Miller replied: 'Not by n darned sight
I am an Abo Lincoln Republican, nnd
we wnnt you to hnve some comforts.'
After the Judge wns confined to his
room by a broken leg nnd nn Injured
back he told me that his Idea was to
leave on the minds of the Southerners
pleasant Impressions of Northern Re
publicans. Ho succeeded, becnuso
many a Southerner now In Chicago is
here because he regarded Judge Miller
as n typical Chlcagoan." Chicago In
tcr Ocean.
All Ui-ollier.
While General Sherman was lylti;
Idle in camp near Vicksburg, on thu
west bunk of tho ltlg Itlnck, the east
ern bunk was watched by u division of
Confederate cavalry. One day, says
Mr. Robins in his biography of Sher
man, a Hug of truce, borne by u Louis
vlllu cuptulu with nn escort of twenty
men or more, was dispatched from this
dlvlsluu into tho Union cump. Sher-
man, taking tho part of host rather
than that of the enemy, invited the
cuptnlu und another Confederate offi
cer to come Into his tent und "make
themselves nt home."
The cii;tiiln had brought a scaled
letter for Grunt, which wns forwarded
to Vicksburg. In tho evening Sher
man treated tho two olllcers to a good
supper, which they doubtless appre
ciated, provisions not being very plen
tlful Just then among tlio Southerners
round Vicksburg. Of course the con
versation turned upon the conflict that
wns rnglng.
"What Is the use of your persever
ing?" asked tho captain. "It Is sim
ply lmpusslblo to subdue eight millions
of people, and the feeling lu the South
has become so embittered thnt u recoil
citation Is out of the question."
"Sitting us wo now are, we appear
pretty comfortable," remarked Sher
man, dryly, "and surely thero seems
to be no trouble In our being friends.'
"Yes, that is very true of Us." an
swered the Confederate, "but we are
gentlemen of education, nnd can euslly
ndupt ourselves to uuy condition of
things. This, however, would not ap
ply equally well to tho common peo
ple, or to the common soldiers."
Sherman did not answer In words.
Ho merely led tho captain out to the
camp-fires behind his tent, and pointed
to the members of tlio Confederate es
cort, who wero contentedly drlnkhn;
coffee and hobnobbing with Union sol
"What do jou think of that?" asked
the General.
"I must admit that yon hnve the
best of the argument,'' said the cap
tain, very handsomely, nud thus the
discussion ended. Youth's Compan
I.lkcd til See Hint Mrcnr Allegiance.
In tho early days of Kansas, Judge
Strang wns district Judge on the bench
in Dodge City. Every time ho wns
absent the lawyers of Dodge City would
elect an old ex-Confedernto colonel.
practicing law there, ns Judge pro
tein. A stronger drifted Into Dodge
City nnd soon noticed that tho old
"rebel" wns alwajs chosen Judge pro
tein. Ho couldn't understand It He
usked nn attorney how It camo about
"Oil, we do It lieeauso wo llko to see
the old sardine tnke the oath of alleg
iance to tho United States," said the at
torney. Ot or nnd Ger.
"Well," said Morrell, speaking of the
demise of a mutual friend, "n man can
die only mice nnd"
"I don't know about that." Inter
rupted Wiseman: "I seo by the papers
that tlio youngest drummer ly to en
ter the Union service Is dead ngalu.'
Philadelphia Lodger.
From Purls conies tho news that the
best peoplo nro taking snuff again, and
giving It. A medical paper liolsters up
the fud by saying that a few pinches a
day will gunrd against Influenza.
When rail mrenrer
Tcjxa caseii
More than S,l)0 or Them it en aire
to Frame One tatatew.
Tlnre are 8,l."s lawmakers In tfie
United State, counting both. State amt
federal legislators and tluw who are en
gaged In the framing- of laws foe Ha
waii and Porto Rico. These Ia-xmakers
cost a lot of monoy. In New York the
members of the Assembly and Senators
used to get $13 a day each, with the- iiltft
that the sc3lon would last on an. arerass
of 100 days.
ThU limit was overrun o often. how
ever, that a change was made, some yea-
ago, the payment of each session beinj
fixed at $1,300 for each of the 3 Sen
ators and Assemblymen, or just KUXXOOtt
a year in salaries for the lawmaker? them
selves. These salaries, of course, are only
a beginning in the annual cost of the
lawmaking mill ; there ore legislative em
ployes of many sorts and gradi-a; all
have to be paid, and the grand total woalil
be a fortune every year for anybody with
notions of wealth Mow the malti-mill-ioaalre
In most other States the pay U by the
day, ranging from $.1 in Kansas aad some
other States to $S ia Florida. Pemjsjt
vania pays $1,300 a cession, hie New
Yoik: Massachu-etts, $730; Illinois. St.
000 ; New Jersey. $3m) ; Wisconsin. $300 :
Mississippi, $-100: Ohio. $000; Iowa.
$330; Washington. $M)0. and Maine,
Snch Investigating committees as the
insurance committee. whoe report It now
up in the New York Legislature, are a.
fruitful source of cost, and years when
buch Investigations are made the law
making expense is increased in New Yorfc
by many thousands of dollars.
Dill to Incorporate n Company- la
lreenteil In Comcre-ia.
The bill to Incorporate the Lake Erie
and OMo River Ship Canal Company iras
taken up by the Hou-e by the vote of 1S
to 07. Chairman Davidson (Republi
can) of Wisconsin of the committee oa
railways and canals said this would be
the Iat link in the chain of waterway
from New York y New Orleans, over
which the commerce of twenty-four States'
could go, and. "as canaU everywhere
have proved to be. wonld be a regulator
of railway rates." Leader Williams o
the minority said he unspected that the
franchise had already been turned over
to the Pennsylvania railroad or some?
other railroad interest at Pittsburg- Hi
objection to the bill was that the govern
ment Burrendeivd its power over a river
nnd harbor improvement to a private cor
poration. Mr. Dalzell (Republican) of
Pennsylvania, who is the author of the
bill, declared it to be a great national
project, the construction of which woull
not tost the government a penny. U
said that the id-a of connecting fhe lakes
and the Ohio had been advocated as far
back ns liCl, when the government mad
the first surveys.
DjMaKfrtlTfittff P
Itaron Guerne has been elected presi
dent of the Paris Geographical Sociuty.
It k announced that King Edward will
go to Athens to attend the Olympian,
King Carlos of Portugal, who is an
artist of considerable ability, usually
sends his paintings as gifts.
Admiral Togo will be escorted on his
trip to the United States next month by
two Japanese armored cruisers.
Itcgcr E. Pry of London. England. r
to succeed George II. Storey as curator
of paintings in the Metropolitan Museum:
of Art iu New York City.
The Czar's eldest daughter has one of
the finest collections of penny toys ia
the world, which have been sent to her
from Paris, London and Berlin.
A large bust of the late President
Kruger, destined to mark his grave ac
Pretoria, has just been completed by &
sculptor at Saargemund, Lorraine.
The Duke of Teck. who was educated
nt Wellington, Is descended from a char
coal burner and has In his armorial bear
ings a coal burner's hand holding: soma
It Is said that Frince Louis Napoleon,
now In the Russian service as governor
general of the Caucasus, recently object
ed to having soldiers tire on oaarmeit
mobs of workingmen.
Tho father of Corapbell-Bannorman.
the new prime minister of EnglamL. Liil
the foundation for his fortune in Glas
gow by abolishing In his place of business
the system then known as "prigginc" Ta
"prig" was to bargain and to beat down
the price of gooiLs. His goods were mark
ed In plain figures and his success wa
almost Instantaneous. He was knighted
by Queen Victoria.
Lieutenant Commander Count Albert
Victor Glelscben. the new miltrarr at
tache of the Ilrittsh embassy at Wash
ington, Is a second cousin of Kln,r Ed
ward and a third cousin of the German:
Horridge. "the man who beat Bal
four," as ho is already known. Is. a law
yer and was a stranger in Manchester.
The Liberals thought little of his chances,
but he developed unexpected fighting;
qualities and called Mr. Balfour's di Li
ton the "Port Arthur of eoaserratisnu'
and asked everybody to Imitate the Jap.
sneso. and tako this stronghold.
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