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OF A CARAVAN Br Robert Buchanan CHAPTER ll.— (Continued.) “To avoid these and similar inconven iences, we generally halt for the night in some secluded spot--some roadside nook or outlying common. But there Is a fatal attraction in the Caravan; it seems to draw spectators, as it were, out of the very bowels of the earth. No matter how desolate the place we have chosen, we have scarcely made ourselves comfortable when an audience gathers, and stragglers drop In, amazed and open-mo tthed. I found it irksome at first to paint in the open air, with a gazing crowd at my back making audible comments on my work as it progressed; but I soon got used to it, and, having discovered certain good ‘subjects’ here and there among my visitors, I take the publicity now as a matter of course. Even when busy in side, I am never astonished to see strange noses flattened against the windows — strange faces peeping in at the door. The human temperament accustoms itself to anything. When all is said and done, it is flattering to be an object of such pub lic interest; and 1 do believe that, when I return to civilization, and find no one caring in the le£st what I do, I shall miss the worldly tribute which is now my daily due. "I begin this record in the Island of Anglesea, where we have arrived after our fortnight’s wanderings in the more mountainous districts of the mainland. Anglesea, I am informed, is chiefly fam ous for its pigs nad its wild ducks. So far as I have yet explored it, I find it flat and desolate enough; but I have been educated in Irish landscapes, and don’t object to flatness when combined with desolation. I like these dreary meadows, these bleak stretches of melancholy moor land, these wild lakes and lagoons. “At the present moment I am encamped in a spot where, in all probability, I shall remain for days. I came upon it quite by accident, about midday yesterday, when, on ray way to the market town of Pen cross; or, rather, when I imagined that I was going thither, while I had, in reality, after hesitating at three cross-roads, taken the road which led exactly In the oppo site direction. The way was desolate and dreary beyond measure—stretches of morass and moorland on every side, oc casionally rising into heathery knolls or hillocks, or strewed with huge pieces of* stone like the moors of Cornwall. Pres ently the open moorland ended. we entered a region of saudja’* °*warse ly ornamented here'*fiM long, harsh grass. If one Tthe waves of the ocean, at of wild agitation, suddenly frozen to’-Still ness, and retaining intact these tempes tuous forms, it would give some idea of, the hillocks I am describing. They rose’ on every side of the road, completely shut ting out the view, and their pale, livid yellowness, scarcely relieved with a glimpse of greenness, was wearisome and lonely in the extreme. As we advanced among them, the road we were pursuing grew worse and worse, till it became so choked and covered with drifted sand as to be scarcely recognizable, and I need hardly say that it was hard work for one horse to pull the Caravan along; more than once, indeed, the wheels fairly stuck, and Tim and I had to pull with might and main to get them free. "We had proceeded in this manner for some miles, and I was beginning to real ize the fact that we were out of our reck oning, when, suddenly emerging from be tween two sand hills, I saw a wide stretch of green meadow land, and beyond it a glorified piece of water. The sun was shining brightly, the water sparkled like a mirror, calm as glass, and without a breath. As we appeared, a large heron rose from the spot on the water side where he had been standing, and sailed leisurely away. Around the lake, which was about a mile -in circumference, the road ran winding, till it reached the fur ther side, where more sand hills began; but between these sand hills I caught a sparkling glimpse of more water, and (guided to my conclusion by the red sail of a fishing smack just glimmering on the horizon line) I knew that further water was—the sea. "The spot had all the attraction of com plete desolation, combined with the chat.o which always, to my mind, pertains to lakes and lagoons. Eager as a boy or a loosened retriever, I ran across the mea dow, and found the grass long nnd green, and sown with innumerable crowsfoot flowers; underneath the green was sand again, but here it glimmered like gold dust. As I reached the sedges on the lake side, a teal rose, in full summer plumage, wheeled swiftly round the lake, then, returning, splashed down boldly and swam within a stone’s throw of the shore; when, peering through the rushes, I caught a glimpse of his mate, paddling anxiously along with eight little fluffs of dowt behind her. Then, just outside the sedgv?. 1 *-.w the golden shield of water broken by the circles of rising trout. It was too much. I hastened back to the Caravan, and informed Tim that I bad no intention of going any further—that day, at least. "So here we have been since yesterday, and. up to this, have not set eyes upon a single soul. Such peace .and quietness is a foretaste of Paradise. As this is the most satisfactory day I have yet spent in my pilgrimag '. although it bears, at the same time, a family likeness to the other days of the past fortnight, I purpose set ting down, chronologically, the manner in which 1 occupied myself from dawn to sunset. “0 a. m.—Wake, and see that Tim has already disappeared, and folded up his hammock. Observe the morning sun look ing in with a fresh, cheery countenance at the window. Turn over again with a yawn, and go to sleep for another five minutes. "7:15 a. m.—Wake again, and discover, by looking at my watch, that, instead of five minutes. * have slept an hour and a quarter. Spring up at once, and slip on shirt and trousers; then pass out, bare footed. Into the open air. No sign of Tim, but a fire is lighted. close to the Caravan, which shadows it from the rays of the morning sun. Stroll down to the lake. and. throwing off what garmeuts I wear prepare for a bath. Can not get out for a swim on account of the reeds. The bath over, return aud finish my toilet in the Caravan. "8 a. ra.—Tim has reappeared. Me has been right down to the seashore, a walk of about two miles and a half. He in forms me to my disgust that there is some sort of a human settlement there, and a life-boat station. He has brought hack in his baglet, as specimens of the local products, a dozen new-laid eggs, some milk, and a loaf of bread. The lam, I ohaerta, la in a fowl! state. 1 ask who •old It him. He answers. William Jones. “8:30 a. m.—Ws breakfast splendidly. Even the foaail loaf yields sustenance, after it is cut np and dissolved in hot tea. Between whiles, Tim Informs me that the settlement down yonder is, in b’i opinion, a peer sort of a place. ’Hiere are several whitewashed cottages, and a Urge, roofless house, for all the world like a church. Devil the cow or pig did he at til, barrtn' a few hens. Any boats. I ask? Yes. one, with the bottom knocked out, belonging to William Jones. “Tim has got this name to pat, that my curiosity begins to be aroused. ‘Who is William Jones?’ ‘Sure, then,’ says Tim, ‘he’s the man that lives down beyond, by the sea.’ I demand, somewhat irritably, if the place contains only one inhabit ant? Not another did Tim see, he ex plains—barring William Jones. “9 :30 a. m. —Start painting in the open air, under the shade of a large white cot ton umbrella. Paint on till 1 p. m. “1 p. m.—Take a long walk among the sand hills, avoiding the settlement be yond the lake. Don’t want to meet any of the aboriginals, more particularly Wil liam Jones. Walking here is like run ning up and down Atlantic billows, as suming said billows to be solid; now I am in the trough of the sand, now I re-emerge on the crest of the solid wave. Amusing, but fatiguing. I soon lose my self, every hillock being exactly like an other. Suddenly a hare starts from under my feet, and goes leisurely away. I re member an old amusement of mine in the west of Ireland, and I track I’uss by her footprints—now clearly and beautifully printed in the soft sand of the hollows, now more faintly marked on the harder sides of the ridges. The sun blazes down, the refraction of the heat from the sand is overpowering, the air is quivering, sparkling, and pulsating, as if full of innumerable sand crystals. A horrible croak from overhead startles me, and, looking up, I see an enormous raven, wheeling along in circles and searching the ground for mice or other prey. “Looking at my watch, I find that I have been toiling in this sandy wilderness for quite two hours. Time to get back and dine. Climb the nearest hillock, and look round to discover where I am. Can see nothing but the sandy billows on ev ery side, and am entirely at a loss which way to go. At last, after half an hour’s blind wandering, stumble, by accident, on the road by the lakeside, and see the Caravan In the distance. “4 p. m.—Dinper. potatoes, boiled eggs, fried bacon—even William Jones’ fossil bread. I asked if any hu man being has visited the camp. ‘Sorra one,’ Tim says, lookjpg rather disappoint ed. He has got to fee! himself a public character, and misses the homage of the vulgar. “Paint again till 6 p. m. “A beautiful sunset. The sand hills grow rosy In the light, the lake deepens from crimson to purple, the moon comes out like a silver sickle over the sandy sea. A thought seizes me as the shadows increase. Now is the time to entice the pink trout from their depths In the lake. I get out my fishing rod and line, and, stretching two or three flies which seem suitable, prepare for action. My rod is only a small, single-handed one, and It is difficult to cast beyond the sedges, but the fish are rising thickly out in the tranquil pools, and, determined not to lie beaten, I wade In to the knees. Half a dozen trout, each aliout the size of a small her ring, reward my enterprise. When I have captured them, the moon is high up above the sand hills, and It is quite dark. “Such Is the chronicle of the past day. By the light of my lamp inside the Cara van I have written it down. It has been all very tranquil and uneventful, but very delightful, and a day to be marked with a white stone, in one respect—that from dawn to sunset 1 have not set eyes on a human being, except my servant. "Stop, though! I am wrong. Just as I was returning from my piscatorial ex cursion to the lake, I saw, passing along the road in the direction of the sea, a cer tain solitary horseman, who accosted me not too civilly on the roadside the night before last. He scowled at me in pass ing, and, of course, recognized me by the aid of the Caravan. His name is Monk, of Monkshurst, and he seems to be pretty well mouarch of all he surveys. I have an impre-ion that Mr. Monk, of Monks hurst, and myself are destined ■> be bet ter, or worse, acquainted.” CHAPTER 111. “Eureka! I have had an adventure at last; and yet, after all, what am I talk ing about? It is no adventure at all, but only a commonplace incident. This is how it happened : "I was seated this morning before ray easel, out in the open air, painting busily, when I thought I heard a movement be hind me. “I should have premised, by the way, that Tim had gone off on another excur sion into the Jones territory, on the quest for more eggs and milk. “I glanced over my shoulder, and saw, peering round the corner of my white sunshade, a pair of large, eager eyes — fixed not upon me, but upon the canvas I was painting. “Not in the least surprised. I thought to myself, ‘At last! The Caravan has exercised its spell upon the district, and the usual audience is beginning to gather.' So 1 went tranquilly on with my work, and paid no more attention. “Presently, however, fatigued with my work, I indulged in a great yawn, and rose to stretch myself. I then perceived that my audience was more select than numerous, consir ting of only one Indi vidual—a young perron in a Welsh chim ney-pot hat. Closer observation showed me that said hat was set on a head of closely cropped, curly black hair, beneath which there shone a brown, boyish face freckled with sun and wind, a pair of bright black eyes, and a laughing mouth with two rows of the whitest of teeth. But the face, though boyish, did not be long to a boy. The young person was dressed in an old cotton gown, had a col ored woolen shawl or scarf thrown over the shoulders, and wore thick woolen stockings and rough shoes, the latter many sizes too large. The gown was too short for the wearer, who had evidently out grown it; It reached only just below the knee, and, when '■he young person moved, one caught a glimpse of something very much resembling a dilapidated garter. "The young person’s smile was so bright and good-humored that I found myself answering it with a friendly nod. “‘How are you?’ I said gallantly ‘I hope you re quite well.’ “She nodded in reply, and, stooping down, plucked a long blade of rrass. which she placed in her month and began to nibble —bashfully, I thought. ‘“May I ask where you con j from?’ I said. ‘1 mean, where do you live?’ “Without speaking, she streached out her arm and pointed across the lake in the direction of the sea. I could not help noticing then, as an artist, that the sleeve of her gown waa loose and torn, and that hex arm was round and well-formed, and her hand, though rough and sunburnt, quit* genteelly small. “ ‘lf It is not inquisitive, may I ask your name?’ “ ‘Matt,’ was the reply. “ ‘ls that all? What is your other na me ?’ “ T’ve got no other name. l‘m Matt. I am.’ “‘lndeed! Do your parents lire here?" “ ‘Got no parents,’ was the reply. “‘Your relations, then. You belong to someone, I suppose?’ “She gave me another nod. “ ‘Yes,’ she answered, nibbling rapidly. T belong to William Jones.’ “ “Oh. to him.’ I said, feeling as famil iar with the name as if I had known it all my life. ‘But he's not yonr father?* “She shook her head emphatically. “ ‘But of course he’s a relation?* “/nother shake of the head. “ 'But you belong to him?* I said, con siderably puzzled. ‘Where were you born?* ** ‘I wasn’t born at all,’ answered Matt. T come ashore.’ “This waa what the immortal Dick Swlveller would hare called a 'staggerer. I looked at the girl ag-tn. inspecting her curiously from top to toe. Without tak ing her eyes from mine, she stood on one leg bashfully, and fidgeted with the other foot. She waa certainly not bad look ing, though evidently a very rough dia- mond. Even the extract dinar? head gaav became her well. “ ‘I know what you was doing there,’ she cried suddenly, pointing to my easel. ‘You was painting!’ “The discovery not being a brilliant one, 1 took no trouble to confirm it; bat Matt thereupon walked over to the can vas. and. stooping down, examined it with undisguised curiosity. Presently she glanc ed again at me. “ ‘I know what this is,’ she cried, point ing. ‘lt’s water. And that’s the sky. And that’s trees. And these here’ —for a moment she seemed in but added, hastily—*■ igs.’ “Now. *.j the subject represented a flock of sheep huddling together close tc a pond on a rainy common, this suggestion was not over-complimentary to nfy artistic ski!' I was on the point of correcting my ute critic, when she added, after a mon ■ .t’s further inspection : “ ‘No; they’re sheep. Look you, now, I know ! They’re sheep.’ “ ‘Pra;-, don’t touch the paint,’ I sug gested, approaching ber <n some alarm. ‘lt is wet, ard comes off.’ “She drew bck cautiously; and then, as a preliminary to further conversation, sat down on the grass, giving me further occasion to remark her length and shape liness of limb. There was a free-and eaainess, not to say boldness, about her manner, tempered though it was with gusts of bashfulness, which began to amuse me. (To be continued.) FOR THE COMMON GOOD. Physician Gave One-Third of Hia Time to Public Gratuitously “When I was in fhe South Seas two years ago,’’ says Charles Edward Rus sell in Everybody’s, “I long had for a traveling companion an excellent phy sician of the Scotch persuasion, who was taking a globe-trotting vacation. He is an able citizen, uniting when at home the functions of a busy medical practitioner with those of a member of the town council. The combination struck me as unusual and I was moved to learn more about it. I found that my doctor had been six years an alder man and was shortly to stand for re election, about the outcome of which he was much concerned. But he served, of course, without salary or other com pensation. "The natural supposition—to an American —would be of some form of graft or perquisite concealed in the office. It appeared that there was noth ing of the kind, and, indeed, I hardly needed assurance on that point, for It happened fHat I well knew the thriv ing Scotch town and how ably and cheaply it was governed. I made some calculations based on what the excel lent doctor told about council and com mittee meetings, inquiries, reports and inspections that were required of him, and found that his official duties took up about one-third of his time. I said : “‘llow do you manage that? I shouldn’t think you would be able to do it.’ “He said: “ ‘One can manage anything that one wants to manage.’ “We used to sit out on the deck at night nnd watch the southern cross while he recited with infinite pride and gusto the Improvements the council had Introduced, the improved municipal street railroad service, electric light, gas, water, markets and what not I said: “‘Why do you bother with such things? I don’t see where they help you in any way. You don't make any thing out of them, and while you are puttering about the street railroads your practice mus* suffer? Why don’t you look out for yourself?’ “ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘we Inherited some thing. It seems to me we ought to be queath something. 1 used to be mad about a big practice. I got one fee, of £I,OOO. It meant much to me; I was and am a poor man. But I’ll tell you—l never got any satisfaction from any source that compared with the sat isfaction of thinking that our town Is better than it was when I came to It, and that I had a hand in making It better.’ “I never met a man on whom that Idea would not grip If it only had a chance. The trouble is with us it never has a chance.” Exempt. The Teacher —And why didn't you come to school yesterday? The Pupil—Please, ma’am, me muv ver didn’t know school commenced yes tidday, and she borrered Mrs. Green's almanac, an' it wuz a last year's one. The Teacher —And didn't your father know the day that the school opens? The Pupil—No, ma'am; he doesn't know nuffin’ ’bout days. The Teacher—How's that? The Pupil—lie works nights.— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Donald Knew. Margaret, aged 10. was a beginner in history. “Mamma,” she asked, "what does 'behead' mean?” “To cut off a man's head, dear.” There was a moment of silent study, then another question. “What does 'defeat' mean mamma?” Little Donald, aged 4, was Inter ested. “I know, mamma.” was his logical conclusion. “ 'Defeat' means to cut a man's feet off." —Delineator. The” Culprit. Little Boy—Mamma, I wish you'd find out who it was hypnotized me, and punish 'em severely. Mamma —Wha-at ? Little Boy—While you was out I was pulled right into the pantry an’ forced to eat a hull lot of those cakes you said I mustn't touch.—lit Bits. The salifications. “I want .somebody to report a wo man's congress.'' said the managing editor. “Some onesvell versed In parliamen tary language. I presume?" “Nope. Seme one who understands such terms as passementerie, aigrette and the like.”—Kansas City Journal. A Rlzhtroua Judge. One Sunday morning a minister's wife saw her son chasing the hens with a stick. She went to the door to in vestigate and heard him say: “I'll teach you to lay eggs in a minister's family on Sunday morning!"—Delin eator. A looser. "How do you know that Mrs. Rogers isn't going to have new furs this win ter?” "I played bridge with her last night” —Judge's Library. n remit. Biggs—l overheard Graftlelgh boast ing of his family tree the other day. Diggs—Huh! It must he a plum tree. The secret of making the finest por celain. known as Dresden chins, was discovered Just 200 years ago by an apothecary's apprentice who was trying to ebanga silver into gold. Without the knowledge or consent of the Interstate Commerce Commission, its collected data concerning the larg est stock holdings in all the leading reload systems of the country was pt'M shed in Wall street news clips, ap p. tly based on the figures for 1906. One of the striking features of the lists Is the showing that E. H. Ilarrl man is far the largest individual stock holder, with a total of $116,000,000 shares of the common ami preferred stocks of the Union Pacific and South ern Pacific. His interests in other roads do not stand in his own name, and. similarly, the interests of Morgan, the Vanderbilts and other big opera tors are represented by dummy hold ers or by business partners. 11. C. Frick appears as the largest single stockholder in the Pennsylvania Rail road, with $4,320,000. During the last fiscal year ending June 30 the United States forest ser vice Issued to settlers in the neighbor hood of national. forests In Western States over 30,000 "free use” permits, under which the settlers received free about 264,000 cords of fire wood posts, poies and sawlogs, worth $169,320. The different States also received for school and road purposes 25 per cent of the income from the national forests, amounting last year to $447,064. The direct return to the States in lieu of taxes on the 147.000,000 acres, the esti mated area of unpatented land in the national forests, amounted In the last ye^n— 16.384 in cash and “free* use” timber. The attempt of the government to punish lynchers by invoking the rights of colored citizens contained in the fourteenth amendment to the constitu tion, failed when the Supreme Court dismissed tb" test case against Robert Powell, who with four other members of a mob that stormed a jail i.t Hunts ville, A'a., in 1904, and lynched Hor ace Marbles, a negro accused of mur dering a white man. Powell fas in dicted for conspiracy to deprive Mar hlies of his right of trial by jury, but the Judge said there was no offense under the law, and the government ap pealed. The Supreme Court bases its decision on that in the wbiteapplug cases last year. The report of the commissioner gen eral of Immigration for the last fiscal year shows a decrease of 39 per cent in immigration, the total number of new comers being 782,870. Of those admitted 177,293 could neither read nor write, and the bulk of them came from Southern and Eastern Europe. They brought with them a tote’ cf $17,794,226, an average of $23 a per son. On account of physical defects 2,906 aliens were rejected, 370 on ac count of mental defects and 311 on ac count ol moral defects. In the year 1,932 contract laborers were rejected. One of the most interesting features of the treaty recently negotiated by OUR LYNCHINGS. Record of 1908 Greater than That ■N of Last Year. The lynching record for 1908 shows thqt the practice of taking summary vengeance on persons guilty of certain forms of crime is increasing rather than diminishing. The figures for the twelve months beginning Jan. 1, 1908, are larger than for several years past. Though the most of the lynchings oc curred in the South, they were uot con fined to that section by any means. Springfield, 111., was the scene of the greatest race riot of the year, re-, suiting in the lynching of two negroes and the killing and wounding of a number of citizens who participated in the riots that lasted several days. Of the other Northern States, one lynch ing is recorded for Indiana, while Cali fornia furnished the only lynching in the far West. Mississippi, Georgia and Texas, In the order named, furnished the great est number. A quadruple lynching in Kentucky increased the figures in that State over those of previous years. The record of Texas for 1908 was six-fold greater thin in 1907. In Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana there were few er lynching than in 1907. Oklahoma shows a clean slate aud so do Mary land. Missouri, lowa and Nebraska, in all of which States lynchings occurred in 1907. The lynchings for 1908 total 89. This number is exclusive of several who met death while being pursued by posses or resisting arrest. Of the victims, 8. negroec and 4 were w bite men. To Build Temporary Messina. The Italian military authorities are said to have decided to build a tempo rary city of wooden buildings on the plain a mile to the south of the earthquake ruined city. In the Italian Parliament the president of the Chamber reviewed the national calamity and Premier Gio litti presented a law- to regulate the changed conditions in the earthquake zone. Both expressed thanks for the quick re sponse of the entire world in sending help. Giolitti declared that both Messina and Reggio would be rebuilt. It now seems to be generally admitted, ssys the Literary Digest, that the new Blackwell's Island Bridge across the East river at New York will not stand the load originally intended for it. The tech nical journals almost "Without exception regard the report of the experts who in vestigated the structiire as being a se rious reflection upon the New York au thorities. The experts find that the main trusses can now carry a live load of 2,0<t0 pounds per lineal foot. T nder certain conditions the bridge may be open safely to pedestrian, highway and trolley traffic, '.it the elevated railway tracks can not be used. A committee of the Finnish Senate is making preparations to bring about re form in the conditions under which He brews live in Finland. Laws to permit Hebrews to acquire citizenship and to give them the right of residence under certain restrictions are planned. T. N. Niblack, from Belfast. Ireland, committed suicide at Rawhide, Ner., by blowing his head off with a pistoL His family is said to be prominent in the Irish city. Police Commissioner Bingham delivered an address on “Anarchists and Their Methods” in New York. Secretary Root and Ambassador Bryce at Washington is an agreement to reg ulate the use of water at Niagara Falls for industrial purposes so as not to dis turb the scenic beauty. The basis is that the United States shall use uot more than 20,000 cubic feet of water a second to develop 230.000 horse power, and that the limit on the Canadian side shall be 36,000 cubic feet to de velop 425,000 horse power. This must be ratified by the Canadian Parlia ment Secretary Root has signed arbitra tion treaties with Ecuador,- Bolivia and Haiti. Secretary Root hopes soon to sign with Ambassador Brvoe a treaty for the reference to The Hague trii.o nal of disputed questions affecting the Newfoundland fisheries, for the settle ment of pecuniary claims, and for the mutual uses of the boundary water ways. The United States Supreme Court decided in the ease of the Missouri Pacific Railroad against the Lara bee Flour Mills Company, that a state court may compel a railroad to per form Its duty as a common carrier and desist from discriminations, thus af firming the decision of the Kansas Su preme Court. A remonstrance against further in crease of the United Stab s navy has been sent to Cot gross by the Board of Directors of the American Peace Soci ety. It was signed on behalf of the board by Robert Treat Paine, presi dent. and Benjamin A. Trueblood. sec retary of the society. An order issued by the Secretary of the Interior is of considerable interest to persons now taking up laud on the Truckee-Carson irrigation project in Nevada. By the new order persons may live within fifty miles of their land as against the old requirement that they live within twenty miles. The Geographical Survey has rejiorts showing that the production of coal in 1908 fell off from 15 to 20 per cent from that of the previous year. In 1907 It reached the record total of 491.- 363,424 tons, of which 55.C04.312 tons were anthracite. The first and most picturesque of the official White House receptions of the season was that given in honor of the diplomatic corps. Diplomatic, of ficial and social Washington was pres ent in large numbers. Mall carriers on rural routes are. to get a holiday on Christmas of each year if a resolution introduced in the House by Representative Burnett of Alabama is adopted by Congress. Hussein Kiazim Bey. the first am bassador appointed by the Turkish gov ernment to the United States, has ar rived in Washington. About 1,800 young people, delegates from three church societies of Cleveland, Ohio, representing 11,000 people, under the direction of Rev. F. B. Wr.llace of tlhe East End Baptist church, pledged themselves to live for at least two weeks as they believed Jesus would live in their resiiective positions were lie on earth, 'l'he idvice given by the }>astor was as fonows: “Be honest in your religion and in your business and social relations. Jesus was a manly man. When you meet a friend shake hands like a man. not like a giraffe. Jesus allowed no shoddy work in his carpenter shop. Allow none in your business. Be gentlemen and la dies. Do not be loafers. Get to work. Get to work on time. Read the Bible. Pray. Be sunny. Bring sunshine into the lives of others." Rev. C. W. Heizer of the Ithaca (N. Y.) Unitarian (hurch has begun a series of Sunday night free entertainments financed by the Daw and Order League in a local theater. The object is to give pleasure and occupation to non-church goers and to help the liquor men to en force the Sunday closing. Owing to the difficulties into which St. Mary’s academy and the Spalding in stitute of Nauvoo, 111., have fallen through the troubles of P. J. Kieran's Fidelity Funding Company of New York,, the Mormon church may regain posses sion of the property which was formerly owned by the founde-s of the faith. The churches in the Hawaiian islands number 101, and the membership is 6,903, but the accessions last year were only r9f> —less than 9 per cent. Dr. Carter, bishop of Pretoria, has, ac cording to a ReutPr telegram, accepted the archbishopric of Cape Town, rendered vacant cix months ago by the death of Dr. West Jones. Gypsy Smith has been conducting evan gelistic services in St. Louis. The meet ings have been held in the Coliseum, which has a seating capacity of 12,000 persons, and the expenses incident to be meeting are about SIO,OOO. A remarkable address on Milton in re lation to the education controversy was dciivered at Birmingham by Sir Oliver I.odge. principal of Birmingham univer sity, who utered a serious warning to the church, and declared that “the squabbles of ecclesiastics are propelling us straight towards an era of secularism." The Rev. William Y. Chapman of New ark. N. J.. thinks that the nplift move ment should be extended to the kitchen girl. “There is no one.” he declares. “I sympathize with so much as the woman who serves things upon dishes and then has to wash the dishes again. It is the most thankless job on the planet.” Methodists in the United States and Canada will erect a memorial monument to Barhara Heck, the founder of Method ism in America. The monument is to be erected on the Canadian bank of the St. Lawrence river, close to the spot where the body of the founder is buried. Christian Endeavor has been reaching farther and farther into the remote places of the earth, and has proved to be as well adapted to the needs of the negro, Malay, and Lfongtlian races as of the Caucasian, according to reports from its headquar ters. The 1960 Christian Endeavor alma nac reports 70.936 societies of Christian Endeavor throughout the world, in seven ty-three countries and groups of islands. CRIPPLED LINER SINKS MUIC OCEAN Crew Leaves Republic at Last Minute and Finds Safety on Revenue Cutter. SIX ARE KILLED IN COLLISION. Passengers of Both Vessels on Baltic Taken Into New York Harbor Through Fog. Six lives were lost nnd two persons were Injured when the Florida of the Lloyds-Italiauo Line cut her way through the sides of the Republic, the White Star Mediterranean liner, in the fog-bound waters of the Atlantic off Nantucket early Saturday morning. Despite valiant efforts on the part of half a dozen other vessels to save her, the Republic sank at half past 8 o'clock Sunday night off No Man’s Land, near Martha's Vineyard, while the Gresham, a revenue cutter, and the Seneca, a derelict destroyer, were towing her to New York and the Furnessia of the Anchor Line was steering her aft. The Republic is sunk in 150 feet of water off No Man’s Land, and is gone forever. Efforts to raise her from this depth would be useless. Captain Seal by and his crew, who had returned to their ship when she was taken in tow, remained aboard until the last moment, when they were carried off In small boats and transferred to the Greshnnt. Meantime the Baltic, carrying the passengers of both the Republic and the Florida, numbering more than 1,000. was making all speed to the port of New York. Two of those killed were passengers on the Republic, as were the two injured. The other victims were seamen. Seven hundred persons, In round numbers, were transferred front the BIG OCEAN LINER. DIAGRAM SHOWING WHERE IT SANK, AND THE CAPTAIN m. —w ‘ ~ 7 _ '"' ~ .:V % - JlEPVBiie h/rficH wxsp jenwsrED jsy twe 'rzon/W Bjtcvsxut. vjte&xAAr * •> k rc lx loExmxi Xl€ * . ! s4?/ZJ / /icscxnnx : tor's • * •’ I w. v TtEPVBLIC \ Republic to the Florida, and then 1,650 from the last named vessel to the Bal tic. That this transfer of nearly 2,500 persons was effected without the loss of a single life Is considered a mar velous performance, though the fortu nate occurrence of a placid sea and mild, almost springlike weather was au important factor in this work. Throughout all of Sunday the only information which reached New York or elsewhere of the situation on the fog bound waters off Nantucket came fitfully in the detached and sometimes conflicting wireless dispatches, but without these nothing might have l*eeu known for days. Thousands of homes would have been plunged luto grief and anxiety but for the reassuring news that the accident was not so grave as had been feared, and that the loss of life was small. VOTE MITCHELL WAR FUND. Miner* Set Apart f2,RUO to Help Ei- Presldent Eight Jail Sentence. At the convention of the United Mine Workers of America in Indianapolis a res olution was adopted appropriating $2,500 to help defray the expenses of John Mitchell, former president of the minors, in his further defense against the jail sentence pronounced on him and Messrs. Gompers and Morrison by Federal Judge Wright Mr. Mitchell arrived during the day and was given a hearty we*ome. TIMBER CROP PAYS UNCLE SAM. Nearly a Million Dollar* Received from Tree* in National Forest*. Uncle Sam's purse was fattened by nearly a million dollars la. revenue last year from timber cut off the various na tional forests. Twenty-five per cent of the revenue went back into the State treasuries in which the forests are located in lieu of taxes, in accordance with the law. The timber cut was 3b2.702,000 feet, against 1114,872,000 feet in 1007. Throw* Robber Into Creek. William Cain, a miner. 50 years of age. put to rout in summary fashion a holdup man who attempted to rob him not a block away from the police station in Denver. Cain seized his assailant and tossed him over a bridge railing into the bed of the creek. Make* Pie* for Farmer*. Secretary John T. Burns of the Trans- Missouri Dry Farming Congress has sent a letter to President Roosevplt urging upon him the sending of the country life commission to the annual congress to be held in Cheyenne Feb. 25-25. Watchman Murdered aad Robbed. James Wolf, aged 55, night watchman at the plant of the Capital Isodk, Nut and Washer Company in Columbus. Ohio, waa beaten to death with a blunt instru ment and robbed of $25. together with a watch and revolver. Jesae Hazlett. aged 20. an employe of the company, ha* been arrested on suspicion. Thro* Barns* t* D*ah f A firs destroyed the largo hey storage boose of V. L. Edmondson in Houston, Texas, with 45,000 bales of hay. It is believad three tramp* who entered the beHding to sleep were incinerated. GUARD AGAINST WASTE. President in Special Message Telia Congress ef Nation's Peril. President Roosevelt in a special mes sage to Congress urged upon the nation the necessity for conserving its re sources, and told of the duty of the citizens of to-day to the generations to come. The message transmitted to Con gress the report of the National Con servation Commission showing the peril confronting the country if the present waste is permitted to continue. “We should do all in our power to develop and protect individual liberty. Individual initiative, but subject al ways to the need of preserving and promoting the general good,’’ said the President. “When-necessary, the pri vate right must yield, under due proc ess of law and with proper edui|iensa tiou, to the welfare of the common wealth. The man who serves the com munity greatly should be greatly re warded by the community: as there Is great Inequality of service, so there must be great Inequality of reward.” In the message the President review ed practically all the accomplishments of his administration and asked for the development of the inland water ways and for the preservation of the forests and minerals, besides making a plea for the “square deal.” Some of the striking points made in the message as showing the reckless waste of the natural resources of the uation were as follows: Mineral production of United States, 1007, value $2,000,000,000; waste more than $300,000,000. Available Coal 5upi%—1.400.000.000,- 000 tons; threatened with exhaustion by middle of next century. High Grade Iron 0re—.*1,840.000.000 tons; threatened with exhaustion by mid dle of next century. Petroleum Supply —2o.ooo,ooo.ooo bar rels; wastage enormous; supply not ex pected to last beyond middle of present century. Natural Gas Daily Waste —More than 1,000,000,000 cubic feet; enough to supply every city of more than 100,000 popula tion. Fire Losses per Year—s4so,ooo,ooo; four-fifths preventable. Forest Burned Yearly—so,ooo,ooo acres. Of 70.000,00,000 cubic feet of wafer an- OF Tj. £ FETOFXie Map shewing the position of the Re public wlen it was mumied, the loca tion of the ships sninwv.Ked to its as sistance by win-less teh-graphy nnd the land stations tlist also got tin* mes sages for assistance. Dually flowing into the sea less than on* per cent is restrained nnd used for muni cipal and community supply. Annual Mortality from Tuberculosis— -150.000. Estimated Economic Gain Annually from Mitigation of Preventable Diseases 1,500,000.000. Tennessee Goes “Ory.” Over the veto of Gov. Patterson both housfii of the Tennessee legislature pass ed the Senate bill No. 1, which prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquors within four miles of a school house in Tennes see, and is in effect a State-wide prohibi tion act. It will become effective July 1, 1909. Guilt) In Bank Failure. Jacob and Abraham Kapnar. father and son. hosiery manufacturer*, and J. S. Prett.vroan. vice president of the First Na-_ tional Bank at Dresden, Ohio, which fail ed in October. 1907. were found guilty by a jury of misapplying the bank’s fund* and conspiracy to wreck the bank. Eighteen llnri in a Wreck Eighteen passengers, including five women, are suffering from cuts and bruise* received in a street ear accident in Portland, Ore. A car and its trailer jumped the track while tr.rr.big a corner on the east side. There we.-e sixty-sis passengers. Jacob Spies i* expected to die. Conirreis Ilrops Gov. J.liter. George L. Li!ley, who was inaugurated Governor of Connecticut on Jan. 5 while occupying a seat in the national House of Representatives, has been dropped from membership of that body. Sammons Wife Kill* Self. Ex- Assembly man P. C. Mains of Mount Vernon. Pa.. telephoned tiis wife to harry down to hi* office. Then be hung op the receiver and put a bullet through hi*, head, dying instantly. His wife fainted when she stumbled over hi* body. The cause of suicide is unknown. La*<lUe Ulrica Three Mew Alive. Three railroad workmen on the South ern Pacific were killed at Deobeman. aig teen mile# south of Santa Barbara. CaL, by a landslide from the adjacent hillside, which buried the track on which the mm were working repairing washout*. THEWEEKLY" 1508- The Marquis do la Roche was given n commission by Henry IV. of France to conquer Canada. 1(557 —Attempted assassination of Crom well. 1683—First regularly elected Assembly of Pennsylvania con vetted at Philadel phia. 1776—Andrew Caldwell appointed com mander-in-chief of the American fleet. 17S1—Americans defeated the British at the battle of the Cowpeas in South Carolina. 1784 -American Congress ratified the treaty of (a-nce with Great Britaiu. 1788 —The Friends in Philadelphia eman cipated their slaves. 1805—Joseph Anderson of J'ennessee ap pointed president pro tem. of I oiled States Senate. ... Michigan territory formed from a part of Indiana. 181". British frigate Narcissus ,>nptmvd the United States schooner Vii>er. 1814—Henry Clay resigned as Speaker of the House of Representatives..., Peace treaty signed at Kiel by Eng land and Denmark. 1810—General thanksgiving in England for peace, following tad of Napo leonic wto-s. 1817—The s’.i Georgianun of Norfolk experienced a tremendous shook in the gulf stream, supposed to be an earthquake. 1828- Boundary lino between Mexico and the United States settled by treaty. 18; 55—Nearly 400 lives lost in the sink ing of the Hamburg-American steam ship fimbria. 1830 —Massachusetts Legislature re elected Daniel Webster to the United States Senate. 1549- Vancouver Island ceded to the Hudson’s Bay Company. 1850—Faneuil Hall presented with a clock by the children of Hi* ton. 1852—Trial by jury abolished in the \tis trian empire. 1854 Completion of the Great Western railroad of Canada William Walker, the noted filibuster, proclaim ed the independence of Sonora, in cluding lower California. 1855 Irish military companies in Boston disbanded by order of the Governor of Masaclmsetts. 1858 —Divorce court instituted in Eng land \ttempted assassination of Nayoleon 111. by Orsiui. 18451—Virginia Legislature appropriat'd $1,000,000 for the defense of the State.... Georgia passed the ordi nance of secession. 18*52—Confederate* defeated in the bat tle of Mill Spring, Ivy. 18*5.4 —.1 oseph Wheeler promoted major general in the Confederate States army. 1865—United States Senate voted to ab rogate the reciprocity treaty with Canada... .Fort Fisher taken by the Union forces. 1868—State of Missouri took passession of the Iron Mountain railroad.... Senate reinstated Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. 1871—United States Supreme Court de clared the legal tender net of 1862 constitutional. 1874 Morrison It. Waite of Ohio, nomi nated for chief justice of United States Supreme Court... .Natick, Mass., almost destroyed by lire,. 1876 - Kalaknua, King of the Sandwich Islands, visited Chicago. 1885 Robert E. I’a-ttison inaugurated Governor of Pennsylvania. 1884— New State eapitol building at lies Moines, I iwa, dedicated. 1885— Seventeen patients burned to death in the Kankakee (III.) insane asylum. 189 G—The Texas cotton palace at Waco burned Daniel H. Hastings in augurated Governor of Pennsylvania. 1897—-J. Pierpont Morgan presented sl,- 090,INK* to tile Lying-in hospital in New York. 1905 Hundreds of persons killed by tidal wave that swept over South S*-a Islands. 1905 Thomas 11. Carter elected United States Senator from Montana. 1906 Senator Tillurjn. in virulent speech, denounced President Roose velt for the Santo Domingo treaty. 19*17 —The Itt. Rev. Arthur Sweat man. Bishop of Toronto, elected Primate of All Canada....An earthquake de stroyed a large part of Kingston, Jamaica Dominion government voted $50,000 for the relief of the Jamaica earthquake sufferers. 1908— John It. Walsh found guilty of Misapplying funds of tii ■ t'iiicago National Bank. ... American battle ship fleet under command of Rear Admiral Ilobley D. Evans arrived at Rio de Janeiro. .. .Two hundred lives lost in theater lire in Rm -rstowo, Pa. Supplies sold to the 50.0.10 per-ons in habiting the Panama canal /.one l>y the Panama railroad commissary in 19*iS amounted to $9,795,597, During the year 5,199.672 pounds of fresh men;- valued at $383.04-5 were corstoned. Gov. ButJtel of *'oloroTo cn muted to two and a half years the ten-year sen tence of John Godding, pre d-tit of the defunct bank of Rocky Ford, who was convicted of taking deposit* when flic* tmrik was insolvent. The •on iet;„,i. it is a*serted. was due to public < iemor and unfair. Rear Admiral Kohler D. E ins in a speech in New York deprecated praise of himself for the Success of the Uillli-’.iip fUra's cruise, giving the Sion’s share of it to “the man who bni!“i ths • 'ter in the fireroom and tb • man v. ho peeled jiotatce-s in the galley.*’ The transport Sheridan, when half way between Honolulu and Bin Francisco, pi'-ked op jiarts of wirc|e* messages from the Japanese const, but the message* were in cipher. The boat at that point was in constant wireleaa communication with Hawaii. Ashton C. Shadenborge- v.t inaugurat ed Governor of Nebraska. In hi* inan gnral address he advocated a hank de posit guaranty law. 11. L. Murick, who rays be i* walking around the world, arrived in ttv- City, of Mexico, acvouagKiaied by a pet cat.