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Appleby By F'RAJVCIJT LyffßE COPYRIGHT 1902 BY THE LOWES- MERRILL COMPAST CHAPTER XlV.—(Continued.) I had scarce rejoined Tybee at the ■wagons when the long roll of the drums broke the silence of the hilltop, and a volley fire of musketry from the rock breastwork on the right told us the battle was on. Tybee gave me one last reproachful look and stood out to •e what could be seen, and I stood with him. “Your friends are he said, when there was no reply to the open ing volley; and truly, I feared he was right. At the bottom of the slope, scat - taring groups of the riflemen could be seen hastening to right and left. But I would not admit the charge to Tybee. “I think not,” I objected, denying the apparent fact. "They have come too far and too fast to turn back now for a single overshot volley.” At the word the forest-covered steep at our end of the hill sprang alive with dun-clad figures darting upward from tree to tree. ‘ Volley after volley thun • dered down upon them as they climbed, but not onoe did the dodging charge up the slope pause or falter. Unlike all other Irregulars I had ever seen, whose idea of a battle is to let off the piece and run, these mountain men held their Are like veterans, closing in upon the hilltop steadily and In a grim silence broken only by the shouting encourage ments of the leaders—this until their circling line was completed. Then suddenly from all sides of the beleaguered camp arose a yell to shake the stoutest courage, and with that the wood-covered slopes began to spit fire, not in volley j, but here and there in Ir regular .mappings and cracklings as the sure-shot riflemen saw a mark to puil trigger on. The effect of this fine-bead target practice—for it was naught else —was most terrific. All along the breast work, front and rear, crouching men sprang up at the rifle cracklings to fling their arms a!' abroad and to fall writhing and wrestling in the death throe. At our end of the hill, where the rock barrier was thinnest, the slaughter was appalling; and above the din of the firearms we could hear the bellowed commands of the sturdy old Indian fighter, Benjamin Cleave land. urging his men up to still closer quarters. "A little nearer, my brave boys; a little nearer and we have then.: Press on up to the rocks. They’ll be as good breastwork from our side as from theirs!” You will read In the histories that the Tory helpers of Ferguson fought as men with halters round their necks; *nd so. Indeed, a-many of them did. But though they were most pitiless en emies of ours. I bear them witness that they did fight well and bravely, and not as men who fight for fear’s sake. I saw the end was near when the major ordered the final charge, and Captain de Peyster formed his line and led it forward at a double-quick. The mountaineers held more than half the hilltop now and this forlorn hope was to try to drive them down the farther slopes. On it tvent, and I could see the men pitch and tumble out of the line until at bayonet-reach of the riflemen there w-re less than a dozen afoot and fit to make the push. De Peyster fought his way back to the wagons, gasping and bloody. Some of the Tones crowding ’tound us rais ed a white flag. The major, sorely wounded now and all but disabled, rode rough-shod into the ruck of cow ering militiamen to pull down the flag. Again the white token of surrender was raised, and again the major rode in to beat it down with his sword. At this Captain de Peyster put in hs word. ” Tis no use. Major; there is no more fight left in us! Five minutes more of this and we’ll be shot down to a man!” Before a hand could be lifted to stay him. Ferguson had wheeled his horse and was galloping straight for the pa triot line at the farther extremity of the hilltop. A dozen bounds, it may be, the good charger carried him; then the storm of rifle-bullets beat him from the saddle. And so died one of the gal lantest officers that ever did an unwor thy king's work on the field of battle. The dead buried and the wounded cared for in some rough and ready fashion, preparations were made in all haste for a speedy withdrawal from the -neighborhood of the battle-field. Rumor had it that Tarleton with his Invincible legion was within a few hours' march; and the mountain men. sodden weary with the toils of the fly ing advance and the had-fought con flict. were in no fettle to cope with a fresh foe. As yet I had not made myself known ’.o the patriot commanders, having niy hands and heart full with the care of poor Tybee, who was grievously hurt, and being in a measure indifferent to what should befall me. But now as we ware-about to march I was dragged be fore the committee of colonels and put to the question. “Your uniform is a strange one to us. sir." said Isaac Shelby, looking me up and down with that heavy-lidded right eve of his. "Explain your rank and standing, if you please.” I told my story simply, a id. as I thought, effectively; and had only black looks for my pains. ’’ ’Tis a strange tale, surely, sir—too strange to be believable.” quoth Shelby. “You are a traitor. Captain Ireton—of the kind we need not cumber ourselves with on a march.” “Who says that word of me?" I de manded. caring not mcch for that to which his threat pointed, but some thing for my good name. Shelby turned and beckoned to a man In the (K.up behind htm. "Stand out, John Whittlesey,” he directed.-" and I Sound myself face to face with that Idfleman of Colonel Davie’* party who had been so fierce to hang me at the fording of the Catawba. This man gave his testimony briefly, telling but the bare truth. A week earlier I had passed lr, Davie's camp for a true-blue patriot, this though 1 was wearing a ragged British uniform at the moment. As for the witness himself, he had misdoubted me all along, but thf colonel had trusted me and had sent me on some secret mis sion. the Inwardness of which he. John ■Whittles*, had been unalde to come at. though ha confess'd tnat he had tried to worm it out of me before part ing company with me on the road to Charlotte. 1 looked from one to anoth er of my judges. •If this te all, gentlemen. the man !•• but confirm roy atory." I Bald. •It Is not an.” said Shelby. “Hr. Pen garvin, st id forth." There was another *tlr tn the back grounding group and the pettifogger edged his way Into the circle, keeping well out of hand-reach of me. How he had made shift to escape frdm Fergu son's men, to change sides, and to turn up thus sereneJy In the ranks of the over-mountain men, I know not to this day, nor ever shall know. "Tell these gentlemen what you have told me,” said Shelby, briefly; and the factor, cool and collected now, rehears ed the undeniable facts: how in Char lotte I had figured as a member of Lord Cornwallis’ military family; how I had carried my malignancy to the patriot cause to the length of throwing a stanch friend to the commonwealth, to wit, one Owen Pengarvin, Into the C( mmon jail; how, as Lord Cornwallis' trusted aide-de-camp, I had been sent with an express to Major Ferguson. Also, he suggested that if I should be searched some proof of my duplicity might be found upon me. At this William Campbell nodded to two of his Virginians, and I was searched forthwith, and that none too gently. In the breast pocket of my hussar jacket they found the duplicate despatch; the one I had taken from Tybee and which had so nearly proved my undoing in the interview with Ma jor Ferguson. Isaac Shelby opened and read the accusing letter and passed It around among his colleagues. "I shall not ask you why this was undelivered, sir,” he said to me, stern ly. “ 'Tis enough that It was found up on your person, and it sufficiently proves the truth of this gentleman’s accusation. Have you aught further to say, Capataln Ireton?—aught that may excuse us for not leaving you behind us in a halter?” Suddenly Richard Jennifer and Ephraim Yeates pushed their way through the ever-thickening ring of onlookers; the latter to range himself beside me with his brown-barreled ri fle in the hollow of his arm, and my dear lad to fling himself upon me in a bear’s hug of Joyous recognition and greeting. "Score one for me. Jack:” he cried. “We were fair at t’other end of the mountain.” Then he whirled upon my judges. “What is this, gentlemen?—a court martial? Captain Ireton Is my friend, and as true a patriot as ever drew breath. What is your charge?” Colonel Sevier, In whose command Richard and the old borderer had fought in the hilltop battle, undertook to explain. I stood self-confessed as the bearer of despatches from Lord Cornwallis to Major Ferguson, he said, and I had claimed that the orders had •been so altered as to delay the major's retreat and so to bring on the battle. But they had just found Lord Cornwal lis’ letter in my pocket, still sealed and undelivered. And the tenor of it was precisely opposite to that of an order calculated to delay the major’s march, as Mr. Jennifer could see If he would read It. While Sevier was talking, the old borderer was fumbling in the breasat of his huntlm,-shirt, and now he pro duced a packet of papers tied about with red tape. " Pears to me like you Injun-klllers from t’other side o’ the mounting is in a mighty hot sweat to hang somebody.” he said, as coolly as If he were ad dressing a mob of underlings. “Here's a mess > billy-doos with Lord Corn wallis’ l.ame to 'em that I found ’mongst Major Ferguson’s leavings. If you’ll look ein over, maybe you’ll find out. tmmejitly if not sooner, that Cap’n John here is telling ye the plumb truth.” The papers were examined hastily, and presently John Sevier lighted up on the despatch I had carried and de livered. Thereat the colonels put their heads together; and then my case was re-opened, with Sevier as spokesman. "We have a letter here which appears to be the original order to Ferguson, Captain Ireton. Can you repeat from memory the postscrlptum which you say was added to it?” I gave the gist of my old patriarch’s addendum as well as I could; and thereupon suspicion fled away and my late Judges would vie with one another in hearty frontier hand-grasps and apologies, whilst the throng that ring ed us in forgot caution and weariness and gave me a cheer to wake the echoes. ’Twas while this hurst of grat ulatlon was abuzz that Ephraim Yeates raised a cry of his own. "Stop that there black-legged imp o’ the law!” he shouted, pushing his way out of the circle. "He's the one that ought to hang!” There was a rush for the wagon bar ricade. a clatter of horse-hoofs on the hillside below, and Yeates’ rifle went to his face. But the bullet flew wide, and the black-garbed figure clinging to the horse’s mane was soon out of sight among the trees. “Ez I allow, ye'd better look out for that yaller-skinned little varmint. Cap'n John." quoth the old man. "He’s rank pizen, he is. and ye’ll have to break his neck sooner 'r later." Now that I was fully exonerated I was free to go and come as I chose: nay, more, I was urged to cast In my lot with the over-mountain partisans As to this. I took counsel with Richard Jennifer whilst the colonels were set ting their commands In order for the march and loading the prisoners with the captured guns and ammunition. "What is to the fore. Dick?" I asked: ‘more fighting?" The lad shook his head. "Never an other blow, I fear. Jack. These fellows' 1 crossed the mountain to whip Fergu son. Having done It they will go home." “’Tls nigh on to a crime." said I. This victory, smartly followed up. might well be the turning of the tide for us." But the •* i- would not admit the qualifying condition. “ ’Twill be no less as It is." he declared. "Mark you. Jack: 'twill put new life Into the cause and nerve every man of ours afresh. And as for the redcoats. If my Lord Cornwallis gets the news of It In a lump, as he should. Gates will have plenty of time to set himself in mo tion. slow as he Is." "What are your plans. Richard?" "I have none worth the name." "Then you are not committed to Col onel Sevier for a term of service?" "No; nor to Cleaveland. nor McDow ell, nor any. We heard there wa* to be fighting hereaway—Ephraim Teates and I —and we came as volunteers." "Good! then I have a thought which may stand for what It Is worth. To make the moat of this victory over Major Ferguson. Gates should be ap prised at once and by a sure tongue; and his Lordship should have the news quickly, too. and In a lump, as you say. Let us take horse and ride post, we two; you to Gates at Hillsborough, end I to Charlotte.” “I had thought of my part of that.” he said in a muse. “But you can’t well go back to Cornwallis now. Jack; ’tis playing with death. There will be oth er news-carriers—there are sure to be; and a single breath to whisper what you have done will hang you higher than Hainan." “’Tis but a war hazard.” He looked at me curiously. I saw a shrewd question in his eyes and set in stant action as a barrier in the way of its asking. “Let us find Colonel Sevier and beg us the loan of a pair of horses." said I; and so we were kept from coming upon the dangerous ground of pointed questions and evasive answers. All that Sunday we pressed forward, hasting as we could through the stark columned aisles of the autumn-stripped forest, and looking hourly to come up on Tarleton’s legion marching out to Ferguson's relief. (To be continued.) PROPER CARE OF THE PIANO. Safeguard* to Be Adopted for In strument's Delicate Mechanism. In many households there is not a piece of furniture that Is more sorely neglected than the piano. Any one who has ever studied the construction of a piano-forte knows that its mechan ism Is most delicate, intricate and sen sitive. It Is no wonder, then, that it requires a great deal of care, and suf fers severely from neglect, says the New York Tribune. Some people think that they are treating their piano well if they have It tuned once or twice a year. It should be tuned at least four times to prevent loss of pitch, and should be kept at concert pitch all the time. To raise or lower It a half tone means to spoil It Irremediably, say the au thorities. It is almost as important to place the piano well as to keep it tuned. It should not be put too near the wall, as this absorbs the tone; it should be put near the Inner wall rather than the outer, to prevent dampness or cold from affecting it. Dampness Is a stanch enemy of pianos—it rusts the wires, rots the felt, splits the hammers and makes the keys stick. A changing tem perature Is almost as dangerous, and too great heat, such as Is caused by the proximity of a radiator or fireplace has also Its bad effects. Heavy carpets muffle the sound; that is why music rooms should always have hardwood floors and why pianos should be placed on little glass insulators if possible. A piano should be kept fiee from bric-a-brac, pictures and lamps, because they all tend to make the tone metal lic. So often when a note is tinny or tremulous, it is because It is sym pathetic vibration with some object on or near the piano. Wfien the pedals squeak they should be greased (not oiled), or a little tal cum powder may be puffed into the hinges. Broken hammers, if not badly damaged, can be repaired with hot glue and bound with cord and broken ivories can be mended with a little household cement. Yellow ivories can be cleaned with alcohol. They need much light in order to keep their whiteness; that is why one should not always have the cover down. Evils of Motoring. A physician who counts among hla patients many well-known London women has been pointing out thip effect of too much automobiling on the fig ure, says a New York Sun’s corre spondent. “At the risk of malting myself un popular,” he says, “I have had to for bid motoring to several of my patients who have consulted me regarding their growing embonpoint. Those who have followed my advice have suc ceeded in regaining their figures. “Motoring surpasses In luxury any form of locomotion yet Invented. The seats are so tilted that one is forced to lean back among the cushions at such an angle that all the muscles are relaxed. “Add to this the exhilaration which rapid movement produces and the in crease of appetite engendered by plenty of fresh air and you will see that motoring contains most of the elements which make for adiposity.” Cold Comfort. “We shall be rescued—don’t lose your head,” Said the traveler on the arctic shore; "Oh, I’m keeping cool," his companion said. As he shifted his seat on the ice once more. —Puck. A Hard Life. Irritated Citizen —Aren’t you aaham ed of yourself going about with that street organ and leading such a lazy life? Street Organist—Lazy life? Why. sir, life with me is a long daily grind. —Baltimore American. In Lack. "Binks looks very happy this year.” ‘‘He has reason to be. He says that after his wife and children had got their fall wardrobes there was enough left over to enable him to have anew velvet collar on his old overcoat.” Checking Him. “Speaking of favorite trees,” begin the short man. intent on springing an old joke. “Reminds me that you are fond of spreading chestnuts,” Intercepted the tall man. —St. Louis Star. An Eaiy Way. “Can you tell me how I can get to Pittsburg?" asked the soubrette at the railroad ticket office. “Sure!” replied the agent. "Marry one of the Pittsburg millionaires!"— Yonkers Statesman. Other Interrat*. "Just a word, my dear." “Yes?” "Can’t I interest you in votes for women?” Not until after I get my winter furs.” —Louisville Courier-Journal. At Crott Pnrpoaea. Scott —Half the people in the world don't know what the other half are doing. Mott—No; that Is because the other half are doing them. —Boston Traa scrlpt- 1 'BP Prabablr. Professor—Mr. Fussem, what tease la “1 lover’ Mr. Fussem (looking at the girl wtth the cute eyes)—lntense!—Hlnws Tie Ha. The Indications are that at no dis tant date, there will be more Gter man students In America than imerl can students in Germany. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed Pope. 1570—Excommunication of Queen Eliz abeth by Pope Pius V. 1673 —Charles 11. leased Virginia to Lord Culpepper and the Earl of Arlington. L 736 —-Bishop Xitsehmann, at Savannah, performed the nrst ordination by a Protestant bishop in America. 1782—Denmark acknowledged the in dependence of the United States. 1791 —First United States bank char tered by Congress. 1793—British flag hoisted for the first time on island of Corsica. 1813—United States ship “Hornet” cap tured the British sloop of war “Peacock." 1819 —Sabine River agreed upon as the boundary between Spain's posses sions and the United States. 1836—Mexicans under Santa Anna be gan the siege of the Alamo in San Antonio. 1852—British troop-ship Birkenhead wrecked off Simon's Bay, South Africa, with loss of 454 lives. 1854—Czar of Russia j>roclaimed war against the Turks....New York, Newfoundland and London Tele graph Company organized by Cyrus Field. 1856 —The first railroad in California was completed Lord Canning made governor general of India. 1860 —Canadian Legislature met in Quebec, to which city it had again been .. .Mail steamer Hungarian wrecked off Nova Sco tia coast and all on board lost. 1862 United States Congress declared greenbacks to be legal tender. 1863 — Arizona territory formed out of part of New Mexico. 1864 — First Knights of Pythias lodge Instituted. 1868— United States made its first nat uralization treaty, that with the North German Confederation.... House of Representatives resolved to impeach President Johnson. 1869 Congress by joint resolution passed the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. 1871 —George Luther Hathewav became premier of New Brunswick. 1873 Gov. McEnery of Louisiana or dered out militia to protect the State government. .. .Samuel Leon ard Tilley became minister of finance of Canada... .Charter granted to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. 1874 — Marshal Serrano declared presi dent of the Republic of Spain. 1880 —New Brunswick Parliament * buildings, at Fredericton, destroy ed by fire. 1891— Lord Salisbury consented to re fer the Behring Sea fishery dispute to arbitration. 1892 — The Dominion Parliament open ed by Lord Stanley of Preston. 1893 — John W. Mac-kay shot by an in sane man at San Francisco. 1902 The manufacture of Bessemer steel was begun at Sault Ste. Marie. 1903 National party of the Union So cialists formed in Philadelphia. 1904 Fire in business district of Roch ester destroyed $3,000,000 worth of property. 1905 — The Rt. Rev. Samuel Pritchard Matheson chosen archbishop and metropolitan of Rupert’s Land.... Large section of Hot Springs, Ark., destroyed by fire.... Measure in troduced in the Dominion Parlia ment creating the provinces of Al berta and Saskatchewan. 1907 —Indiana Legislature passed a 2- cent passenger fare bi11....G0v. Cummins of lowa signed the 2-cent passenger fare bi11....G0v. Hanley of Indiana signed the 2-cent pas senger fare bill. 1909 —International naval conference in London agreed on anew code of naval warfare... .American battle ship fleet concluded its trip arou id the world. COMET DOES ENDANGER EARTH. Director of HMrvard Observatory Say® Tati Mny Wreck Huildiiiitn. “No one can predict with certainty what will happen on May 18 or 19, when the earth passes through the tail of Halley's comet,” said Professor Ed ward C. Pickering, the director of the astronomical observatory of Harvard, in an interview. "There is more danger of serious consequences than the ordinary public is likely to believe. If the poisonous gases and the meteors of which the tail is composed pass near the earth, they will undoubtedly fall on the sphere and damage many buildings and possibly injure many people. “I quite agree with the French as tronomer, Flammarion, that such col lisions will be matters of great public danger.” Typhoid Alary Released. “Typhoid Mary,” so-called because she was considered a living receptacle and distributer of typhoid fever germs, has been released after three years in New York hospitals. The Heinrich Hotel at Brockport, N. Y., was destroyed by fire. Pittsburg, Kan., adopted the commis sion form of government by a majority of twenty-one votes. The annual convention of the Ameri can Mining Congress will be held at Los Angeles from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. Tinan & Reynolds' garage in Pater son. N. J., was horned, with ten auto mobiles; loss. 5T3.000. An explosion caused the fire. One woman was killed and the mo torman fatally injured when a Denver street car was struck by a Rock Island passenger train Two business blocks were burned at Greenville. N. C.; loss. *15.000, te~s than half insured. The court house and county jail were burned. C A. Conlin. who escaped from pris on at Hot Springs, was captured at Okoiona. Ark., but not until he was seriously, perhaps fatally, wounded. Ex-President Roosevelt, it is report ed in Washington, is to go to Tex .s and write a history of the State soon after his return to the United States. Ir accordance with a provision in the will of Mrs. Hannah Williams, a Brooklyn woman who died a few days ago. her son will burn the piano which for forty years has been in the Will iams home James R- Garfield. ex-President Roosevelt’s Secretary of the Interior, declares he is willing to lead the Re publican party in Ohio against Gov. Harmon, if there is popular demand for bis candidacy. (Fac-simile of the genuine package sligl-.y reduced.) Burdens Lifted From Bad Backs W van is thv back that bears the burden of kidnev ills. There sno rest nor peace for the man or woman who has a bad back. The distress begins in early morning. You feel lame and not refreshed. It s hard to gvt out of bed. It hurts to stoop to tie your shoes. All dav the ache keeps up. Any sudden movement sends a sharp twinge through the back. It is torture to stoop or straighten. At night the sufferer retires to toss and twist and groan. Backache is kidney ache—a throbbing, dull aching in the kidneys. 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The train was speeding above a congested tenement district, and looking down from the window she had seen a police man clubbing a prisoner. There had been a crowd round him, but the flashing speed of the train had given her no chance to in the de tails of the picture. But 'she did get a clear view of the policeman's face. Of one thing she was certain; she would know the brute if she ever saw him. And another thing she had de termined; she would write an indig nant protest against having such men on the police force and take it to an editor with whom she was personally acquainted. That night she wrote her protest, and about noon of the next day she started down town to take it herself to her friend on the newspaper. Her way led through a public park, and as she looked ahead of her she saw a policeman sitting on one of the benches. He was surrounded by children, to whom he was telling a story, and the picture increased Miss Cynthia's indignation toward the po liceman of the day before. This, she told herself, was what policemen should be like —big, strong and ten der-hearted. nearer, and the policeman looked up at her over the head of a curly-haired youngster perching on his <tnee and playing with his brass but tons. It was the same policeman. Miss Cynthia gasped. Then her step slackened. She hesitated, turned and approached the officer. Her hand was on the letter in her pocket and it gave her courage. “Officer,” she said, “may I ask you a question?” "Certainly,” said the policeman. “Are you the same man who arrested yesterday somebody down in the North End and clubbed him unmercifully?” The policeman nodded. “I don't know about the ‘unmerci fully,’ ma'am. But I did take a chap down there yesterday, and I did use the club a bit on him." “I saw you,” said Miss Cynthia, “from the elevated. It was terrible! How can a man who seems to love little children treat a fellow being in that awful fashion?" The policeman thought It over. “Did you get a good look at th rest of the crowd, ma'am?” “No.” “Well, if you had, maybe you would have noticed that they were just ripe to rescue him. You see, ma'am, I don't really like to club a fellow being, as you call him, any more than you do. What I like better is to sit here in the park and tell yarns to these young sters. But the fact is. ma'am if I hadn't used my club yesterday I wouldn't probably be sitting here to day. Hospital or cemetery. If you'd been down there on the street instead of up in the elevated—” Miss Cynthia nodded, and looked again from the man to the children impatiently waiting for him to resume the interrupted story. “I think I see," she said, presently. —Youth's Companion. He Warned Something Doing. The late Dr. Edward Everett Hale was a great student of child life. Dr. Hale once dilated on the incorrigibly bad tastes in books that children have. He instanced the case of his own son. now a famous architect, whose taste be had a hard time forming. Jack Harkaway and Deadwood Dick seemed to him the very topmost pinnacle of literary excellence. He yawned over the splendid historical works his father read to him One day, however, Dr. Hale had • gleam of hope. The little boy brought him a volume of English history, and said, "Will you read me some more out of this, please?” “Why. certainly, my boy,” the fath er answered, cordially.” “What part would you like to have?” “Read me,” said the little boy, “about Mary Queen of Scots getting her head cut off!” PRAISE DUE TO WOMEN. To Their Effort* Hunt Be Credited the I*ure-Mllk Crimade. The pure-milk agitation that is now being carried on by official and semi official commissions all over the coun try began with the diet kitchens found ed by New York women to furnish suit able nourishment for expectant and nursing mothers, bottle-fed babies and sick persons requiring a special diet. At first, says Van Xorden's, they paid little attention to the source of milk supply. To-day the diet knehens not only give out the certified milk that their crusade has secured, but they keep matrons in charge of their sta tions to show mothers how to modify •milk to each baby's needs and tc give systematic instruction in child care. And here we have another move ment started by women—instruction for women in the care of children and the business of home-making. The vis iting nurse associations —founded, sup ported and made up of women—aegan it. Then other organizations, such as the Little Mothers’ Association and the League of Home Economics, took it up. Recently the woman physicians of the country formed a public health-educa tion league to give a popular instruc tion —particularly to women —in gen eral hygiene. The 498 day nur series in America, in addition to giving immensely better care to the children of mothers who have to go out to work than the mothers them selves could do, are carrying on an extensive and intensive campaign of education. “Halulnx the Hand.” The raising of the hand which re places the kissing of the Book in the oath which witnesses in England will henceforth take was in origin a point ing toward heaven. The oath taker extended his hand toward the Being whom he invoked —a pagan, for in stance, touching the foot or knee of his god's statue. “I have lifted up mine hand unto the Lord,' says Abra ham. Our Germanic ancestors raised their spears toward high heaven. A quaint case is that of the Shrewsbury parliament of 1398, when the lords took a solemn oath by the cross of Canterbury, while the commons —lo doubt to ma*rk the distinction between the two orders —swore simply by lift ing their hands. —London Chronicle. Klaboratr "Paw. wasn't that a horrible din ner?” it was. Tommy.” • But you handed the waiter a dime when we went away. What did you do that for?" "1 wanted to convey the idea to him. Tommy, as delicately as possible, that if he'd brought us a good feed it would have been a half dollar " gpread of the Movement. Mrs. Kawler—The last time I saw you, I think, you were attending a cooking school to learn how to make vegetable dishes taste like meat. Mrs. Crossway —Y'es. but the feeling against the trust is so strong now that we are learning to make vegetable dishes taste utterly unlike meat. His Best White Waistcoat. He put green ink in his fountain pen. And now he's the maddest man in town; He screwed the pen together, and then — Put it tn his pocket upside down. —Chicago Tribune. After April 1 only the metric system will be employed In connection with the collection of Denmark’s duties and tax es. RULES FOR A LONG LIFE. How Trapplnt Monks of Onto livi-p llnny and Well on Simple Fare. A German doctor recently visited the great monastery of Trappist monks at Orne, In Brittany, made friends with the doctor monk, who has spent twen ty years there, studied the monks' ways, books, memoranda and church register and finally their burying place in the cloisters. There he found that of the last four monks buried one had attained the age of 85 and had lived fifty-one years in the monastery. An other had died at 82, a third at 81 and the youngest was To when he died. All four had become monks about half a century ago. One monk still living is 93 and there are at least twelve others more than 80 years old. The monastery doctor's record book, which shows exactly what ailments the monks suffered from during the last twenty years, proves that there has not been a single ease of apoplexy, dropsy, appendicitis, cancer, cholera or other disease that may be traced back to inattention to recognized laws of proper living. An international committee of doc tors which visited the monastery some years ago obtained exact information on the monks’ way of living and all the members expressed their great sur prise at the perfect state of health In which they found the brothers and at the average age which the monks at tained. The majority of doctors was disposed to attribute these undeniable facts to the vegetarian diet, the regu lar habits and the hard work. After busying themselves with books, music, painting, scientific re search, they have to go into the fields and do agricultural labor, they have to work in the garden, in the brewery and in the flour mill. The most wonderful part of their ex istence is the small amount of nourish ment required to keep them alive and in good health, says the New York World. They breakfast at 5 on a pot of barley coffee and milk and a piece of brown bread. They take nothing between 5 and noon, when dinner is partaken of by all together, a soup of greens and vegetables with perhaps a little rice or oats in it. Then vege tables, spinach, cabbage, carrots, beans, peas, with sauerkraut to relish the daily potatoes and on extra days some coarse pastry. The diet does not comprise eggs in any form. Fresh or dried fruit, wal nuts and a piece of bread are given for dessert. The supper is very much like the dinner, but there is less of it and in the summer a small piece of cheese is allowed. Beer was consider ed necessary for the nutrition of the body when the order was founded. At present many brothers do without it. The doctor says that men who enter the order when they are quite grown up get accustomed to the A*et in a very short time and thrive upon it, en joying better health than they had be fore. No doubt the variety of occupation, the moderation in eating and drinking and last, but not least, the absence of all worry and concern for the morrow brothers in good health, and add to the length of tbeir days. Napoleon I. was advised to dissolve the order of Trappiats, but he did not Immediately sanction the proposal, say ing he would see for himself. He vis ited Orne and finding the convent in ship-shape order and the old monks bnsily at work, he said; “I have found men who eat little and work much. Let them go on with it as an example to others.” High Clau Salrlte. In China suicide has been a fine art for several centuries. If a .mandarin is guilty of misconduct be is requested to put himself out of the land of the living. There is a distinction, the manner in which the oriental m.ty die. If be of exalted rank and enti tled to wear the peacock feather he is privileged to choke himself to death with gold leaf. Tills is regarded as a distinguished manner of ending life. If the mandarin is only of the rank that is entitled to wear the red button he must be content with strangling himself with a silken cord. Such are the distinctions of caste. PUNISHING THE PARENTS. Another Way Advanced for Maklna Chllilren Ucliave Theniaelve*. Senator Davis has presented a plan at Albany for making children behave themselves by punishing their parents. That is to say. fathers and mothers will be held answerable at law if their boys and girls under 16 get Into mis chief through the neglect of their eld ers to keep them out of harm's way. At the bottom of this reform la the ob vious principle of parental responsi bility. To a limited extent existing laws, just as they guard the child against physical mistreatment at the hands of its parents, provide against its ex posure by them to immoral influences, the New York World says Modern society demands that a child's charac ter shall no more be vitiated by con tact with evil surroundings than its body shall be starved or crippled by lack of food or by cruelty. The law stretches its protecting arm between the brutal father or the disregarded mother and their own offspring. How far it shall go in the name of hu manity, and whether sometimes it does not go too far in separating families under the profession of charity, is a cause of constant debate. If the threat of legal penalties were certain to increase the vigilance of par ents in regard to the moral welfare of their children, it would he easier to reform the human race by statute. It is a simple matter to say that a father shall not take his little girl into a saloon without, rendering hlniHelf lia ble in the courts. It Is not an easy matter to say In general terms how far parents, in a city like New York, for instance, shall exercise diligence in governing the movements of their children for the sake of their morals. In the end, character and morals with he young are matters chiefly for home training and personal discipline, and ndt for legislation The sense of the parents’ responsibility must spring from duty, affection and self-respect, and not from dread of legal penalties, to bo wholesome and effeetive. Ha rein Cheaper than 1% Ife. A few months ago King Edward an nounced that the distinctive feature of an American woman was her back He could tell at a glance from the rear whether a woman hailed from this country by the way in which she was gowned. This is all right so far as It goes, but it is a very slight Instance There are a good many other distinctions which go to make up the American women, notably her general outlook on life, which Is that man was made to iler amusement and her support. Our men do not dispute the fact I hey ars never permitted to talk back, so they simply grub a little harder to pay the ever-increasing pile of btlls which come in. It is estimated that a man in Persia or Turkey can maintain a first-class harem on half the sum that a single American wife costs a roan of equal standing with the oriental. We give this for what it is worth, not that it bears upon the matter in hanJ. Amer icans are immune from polygamy, even if there were no other factor than the cost — Philadelphia Inquirer. >ot (ialltg. “Doctor, why don’t you sometimes denounce wickedness In high places ’ “Bless your soul. Brother Hardesty, I do! Have you forgotten that in my sermon two Sundays ago 1 spoke sharply against the practice of flirting in the elevated railway trains T —Chi- cago Tribune- Self-denial U easier, in the long run, than self-indulgence.