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WO-; n v 40 IIILLSliORO, C. SATURDAY, APRIL 1, ISO; NEW SERIRS-VOL. XII. NO. 21. 7 A II I II I i v i -HFlOi;oa BURDEN AND HEAT, T .r 'ih burden and h--at of the Uy H',w Tv. arj? th'i hands and the feet, j s ... 'v ' r with scarcely a stay i r iju hurln an 1 heat. T;r- i foi'--r, whoso sleep shall f3 swf, I :!."! 'ir,,vn; it will rest thy to prey; ' i l'.rwfirI, for daylight is flyjt. c I shrtcj.w row lengthenl-i-? anl gray, i , 1 twilight will soon be complete -1 U I; it jnatter thn weirisom5 way 'i Lruh burden and heat? 1 Christina Ilor-zettL UHAVE colgFiels. r,r h. c. dodse. E were two girl? home from college luring the holidays. At least I w,v "home," and mj ro'om-rnate ard best chum at frhool wa visiting,' me. Taking advantage of the special privi t lege accorded tc c ii' riTi home vacation", h iv.n:; ur own way entirely by - i; i l i'f and alone ia the tig hall i :u nu' eountryhome long after 1 :..r- l.vl 'one to bed ;,: fc-nher of areal iii i i !-eg lire on. the hearth gave ,;v i v. c had or wanted, .i in I Mi ti a little llickcring flame, :. t.ing and as (prickly dying !:( dancing ghostly shadows flit the -q-aeiou-i apartment, giving it id ''and ppooky appearance our .':e ini.'id ? de ircd. tit' loot of the winding staircase t:i ancient suit of knightly armor, ! - te uvrn to its visor drawn and its i ) i-rhL hand grasping its battle , which, no doubt, had in-its day ''d arid pierced many valiant foe. N, hi li li : At the. fop of the first stair landing w . :t ' 1 r ui1 1 father clock1' ticking its !ou ) t. ;h if trying to tell two giddy iiil- that after midnight it was proper for tlx in to'bc in the land of droains and i..f )c w.i-tiiu,' the precious slumber : un' in talking nonseup.' ' lint its mournful "tick-tock, tick- t k'' onlyf undo our hobgo'.lhi sur i i". tii:i's more enjoyable and the old Knight in armor grimly watching vis saw but in. i ry looks and heard only sup pressed I iu:,'iiter, and, maybe, a few girl s-ei n t s for hi pains. N.i; ...nother sound echoed through t.. bi ; .-itting-ro'jui hall save sometimes lli'-" r in wind 'outshlo slamming a c ! i ; 1 1 1 ' r or lnouiing through the trees on th- ,; iwii nr drcirily whistling down'thc l.u . u'utiuncy before usv -1 Al:ii u!i the romance of our situation a- 'deli rhtfuj; in tiie extreme, by and by it b ".: :i t impress itself in all its uu c.i:r,.iy spookiuess upon our senses. ' W b.'i i;-ie ipii'ctcr,. and though wish in::'!" -i ek our cosy bed chamber above v.-' !: ii: 1 goings to it through the r.''i"!- "! tl- long stairs and upper hall, nvc lingered below ' by the dv --;. i - '" 'aid my chu:n Kate, of JiaUial silcucc, ''suppose " ''' l kv.ight bv the stairs should ''''' -; i c-juae for us what would ,1 .;o.M ' ' . , "I v. ,e;I.i ju.r ruu for ray life, 1 . - rc.isvvered, .white the thought ' ' v'id c'ulUruti over me, Mand yoa'd :u or iur.s too, brave aa you are. Lai'iS to bed, Kate." o. no hurrvl" she laughed, I like lu re immensely. I dare you to go up . I touch the old feliow. Say, Luce, icre be a real, live nvr: '.-i le r now. A regular oiviody t instance7 waiting for us to 1 taeu C-U-A-B us to choke aud cut our throats. I be- i ;av n move. '' r.i-lo a noise. Therol Look! l'ra '' S?o its eyes star '.ki you no .v. i .;' i ieel my hair trying to erect it ' au i in spite of the ridiculousness of '.j :h.ug being aught but an empty shell i iv'.t awfulIjCii'ic screaming and then -a.r.tir.g leal away, Kate, seeing my W:.vr, k i p t on. T-.... K. M . s i alching "a:.- us. Tnere! it moved '0, Kate." I gasped, more scared th'au 1 wa-ited to ad ir.t, "do please stop talking sj. I'm not afraid, of course, b u I don't think you ou'ii; to try to stir-a person. It isn't right. Come, fl's go to bod.it must beatter 1 o'clock. "What wiil my folks say when they know iti" Weil, Luce, you go first and see if it's Eafo to get past that old barbarian. There, he moved agiiu l'a sure a man's iuside the armor." No. We'll go upstairs together," I spoke, give me your hand." Kate evidently bad frightened herself more than me for her hand trembled as I took it. 4Now!" I boldly whispered, come." And away wo deshe l ity the grim sentinel and up iati my room.. After I had locked the door in the dark I found a match and lighted a candle standing on the dressing table, and Kate and I both looked into the glass to see who was the whitest, I ' h ' suppose Then we beiran laugnmg. never thought you was such a coward, L ice,'' said Kate, t4where'a all jour college grit?" J And where's yours?" I answered, j you were more scared than I. Why, you haven't nerve enougn to naze a freshman or play trick3 on a professor."' And so we bantered each other as we prepared for our needed rest. j men mowing out mc cauuie, we uom natd.our shortest college' prayer,- and jumped into bed. But we couldn't sleep till our excite ment subsided, and so we talked. What would you do, Kate," I asked, in real danger? Would you faint or go into hysterics?" , Neither, Luce," she laughed. I'm not built that way. I'd be as cool as a cucumber, and as brave as a lion in any emergency. I often wish I had a chance to moTe it." That's my cac, exactly," I earnestly laid. ! may be frightened at at a oiousc, for instance, but I don't think a man; even a robber could scare me. There! I forgot to open the window for nr. I'll do it now." Out of bedT got and lifted the window shade ami stood for a moment gaziug en the lawn. The sky had been overcast in tiie early evening, but now the broken clouds were flying before the wind. Th- old moon, lately risen, shed enough beams on the soft snow to make the night effect of light acd shade weirdly beauti ful, particularly about the large ever green trees swaying in the gale. . As I watched the dark shadows tney cast on the snow when the moon peered through the cloud rifts, my attention was directed to the tree nearest my win dow. Its shadow seemed strange, I thought, and at times looked as if some thing or somebody was moving under or around the dense branches. Finally I whispered to Kate to come take a peep, too. ' 'There's something alive t!$rc, that's certain," she said, after a moaieui'a in tense gazing, "out don't let it see us. Keep out of the moonlight. GoodnessT it's a man two of them. What cau they be up to?" r Mischief, Kate! They must be bur glars croinr to rob us. Seel That's the end of a ladder sticking out. Now, my college heroine! your chances to dis tinguish yourself has come and mine, It'a lucky we stayed up late. Slip oa something quick, and we'll nip their do sign in the bud. I've got a pistol and you know how to shoot, if I don't." It was my brother's revolver I re ferred to. During my absence he used the room, and that loaded weapon was in its case in a bureau drawer. I showed it to Kate, and she grasped it fearlessly. "It's f irtunate, -Luce," (she spoke low and without a trcuor) "that I'm tomboy enough to like fire arms. They call me a crack shot down South when I'm home. But where's your gun?" "I'm more afraid of a gun than a bur glar. Stop! Yes, there's a h r.o..et in the closet. I'll take that," and 1 did. "Now, then, Kate," I quickly wnis pered, "I'm in command, for I know tha house. See! the fellows are taking the ladder around. They 11 evidently try the back window of the fireplace hall. We'll sneak down and lay for them, one of us on either side of the -window. While they are forcing, an entraace you shoot and I'll chop but not till I order. Remember if we don't capture, or at least, wound them so they don't leave tracks, no one will believe us. Intead, we'll be laughed at. Youi nerves are steady, Kate! You don't want to yell for help, do you?" "Lead onI'll follow!" smiled Kite, with a look that showed a true cjliee girl's courage, All right, then," I coolly answered, "Attention, company I Shoulder ar uis! Forward, march!" Ilatchet and pistol in hands we noise lessly made our way past the oli clock, whose "tick tock tick tock" in the dark, ness and stillness sounded like 4,go back, go back," pa3t the ancient knight in armor, whose gnm, ghostly form seemed bigger and fiercer ia the expiring glow of our log fire, till we reached the rear window of the hall. IU solid shutters were tightly bolted, and in order to shoot when the time came we softly raised the shade and sash. Soon our strained cars heard the ladder go up and the shutter tried. ' " " .- In the almost pitch darkness of the , , , ghostly hall we took our positions, Kate to the right and I at the left of the win dow, and waited, wondering hov the burglars intended ta break in. It seemel an age before we heard a slight sound of boring by some tool the robbers were using. Then it stopped and fcr a while we thought the attempt had been given up to find another and easier entrance. The suspense wai more dreadful than when we kncwwhat the villains were doing. v nue enuunng mat awiui ptcrior something I couldn't see touched ! my"'Ircss in sPltc 01 mysr.; 1 almost screamed. But, happily, it only was the cat and I whispered so to Kate for fear it might give her the shock I had re ceived. A faint noie of sawing on the shut ters luckily came then to dissipate, our panic and restore our nerves for action. Scarcely perceptible was the sound as we listened with loudly-oe -at big hearts and without knowing exactly what it portended. Suddenly the moonlight shone through a small square opening in the shutter on my side and a huge, black hand in 3rted itself and fumbled around to find aad unfasten the bolt. Quickly I raised my hatchet to chop then a more daring and less horrible plan of action came to me. Dropping my weapon instantly, I grabbed the burglar's hand with both of mine and bracing one knee against the windowsill I pulled that demon paw in farther and held it. v Ha! lbadu't pulled stroke oar in our college crew for nothing. Now my gym nastic lessons hauling myself hind over hand up ropes and swinging on trapeze lars served me well. ' Vainly those coarse, hard fingers tried like snakes to wind about mine and hurt them. Vainly that strong, rough, mur derous baud sought to tear itself from my college learned grip. The- more it tried the tighter I held. 'Shoot, Kate! Shoot right through the shutter! Quick before I weaken, I yelled. "Bang!" went a bullet. "Bang, Hang!" two more. I felt the muscles relate m th'o hand I clutched. Mine did, too. then I let go, heard a fall and shouts outside and (they tcld me afterwards) I fainted. Kate and 1 totn lay m neaps on tne floor when father and my brother rushed to our aid. One burglar was captured aiiVc after a smart chase in the moonlighted snow. 'His etherwas fouud whera ho fell. Jut they never told that to Kate till the coroner's inquest and then they lad to. Detroit Free Press. Despised "Stone Ceal." At the beginning of tb present cen- tiiTy anthracite or ."stonetloal," as it was called, was hot used at all except by blacksmiths and iron workers in tha dis tricts where it was found. It was be lieved that it could not be made to burn except by an artificial current of air, such as a bellows supplied. In 1803 two great boat loads of it were floated down lroni Mauch Chunk, Penn., to Philadel phia. Not a lump of it could be sold, because people did not consider it of any use for fuel. The city authorities tried to use it for a steam engine at the water vork5, but it would not burn. Finally they gave it up, declared the coal worth less and caused what remaine 1 of it to be broken up and spread instead of gravel on the footpaths of the public grounds. Tals failure put af stop to the mining at Mauch Chunk, but it was renewed ia IS 13, and in the following year an ark load cf the coa! was started down the Lehigh River to Philadelphia, by way of the Delaware. Its owners put up stoves in conspicuous public places ia the cit ies, built coal fires in them and invite! the people to . stop and inspect them. They went to private hous23 and pre vailed on the inmates to be allowed to kindle anthracite fires in the grates which had Ijeen built for the use of soft coal. They evea bribed journeymen in blacksmiths' shops to give their coals a fair trial ia the forges. Washington Star. ASIATIC EMBASSIES. LAOIl'S OF CHINKSE, JAPANESE ANDCOREAN LEGATIONS. Ib Wife of the Chinese .Minister Dresses With Mongolian Ma nilicecc The Japanese anil the Corean Ladies. HERE are two ladies in the j I Chinese Embassy at Washing- I ton, says a correspondent of the Star-Savings. The wife of the Minister, who has a name unpronounce- j able and unwritable, is called by the peo ple in Washington, Mrae Tsui. She i never attends any of the social functions, j never receives callers and never goes out unless she is closely attended. Mme. Tsui, however, I found most in teresting. It was through the courtesy of the First Secretary that I wa3 allowed to see her. She came down to the par lor atttended by the interpreter, two of the Secretaries and the wife of one of the Secretaries, Mme. Wang. She was arrayed ia all her Mongolian splendor. Her petticoat of white silk was heavily embroidered with gold. A sort of tunic of black satin worn over this had also a heavy border of embroidery. Her sleeves were cf white China silk, very full and very fine. Her feet were in embroidered satin shoes that were certainly not more thar 2 inches long, and the stockings just visible above them seemel to be of solid gold thread. Her straight black hair was worn brushed up from the fore head and ornamented with many golden pins. This coiffure was fearfully and wonderfully made and must have cost somebody a deal of time and patience. Her hands were very plump and pretty. Upon the first finger of each she wore a mystical looking ring one of gold filagree, set with a large catseye, and the other a huge blood red stone that resembled a carbuncle. I was told that this lady was considered a great beauty in China. Her eye3 are black as sloes, and the corners of them have a de cided downward curve. Her mouth is red and full, and her complexion is a clear olive tint. The breadth of the face just below the eyes is not accprding to the European standard of beauty, but this, I am told, is what renders her such a very great beauty in China. She wore huge ornaments in her ears, but they were held on by gold springs. Her can were not pierced. Mme. Tsui docs not speak one word of English, but she talked very readily to the interpreter. I askod her how she liked this country. She replied guard edly: "It is very will. All countries are very well to those who live in them." I said: "Do you not think that women of America have much more freedom and independence than they have in your country?" Tne Interpreter propounded my question in the queer, choppy language of China. The wife of the Minister looked down at her plump hands and then at the tips of her little shoes. Then she looked at the Secre tary's wife, who smiled; then, looking back at me, she made answer: "Your country has its customs, and ray country has its customs also. It is not for me to say which is best." The Secretary clapped his hands, or rather he rubbed thtm together in pleased way and laughed, as he said io very good English, "Is she not a true diplomat?" The little woman seemed utterly unconscious that she had made a clever remark. I asked her if she would not like to attend the receptions in Washington and the balls. I thought she looked a little wistful for a moment. but she answered readily enough: "Itji not the custom of my country. We dc not dance, and I do not understand Eng lish, and I know nothing of American manners. I think it is better that I stay at home." Then I asked her how she passed her time. This seemed to interest her. She took up the border of her black satin tunic and he'd it toward me, f peaking eagerly in Chinese. She seemed to forget that I coail .not understand her. -w-"She says," efplainei the interpre ter, "that sae "did this embroidery her self, and that she does a great deal of embroiderv. She makes her bby4 clothes." Then I asked. to see the baby, and after some consultation it was brought j down. . It reiembied nothing so much as a funny little brown doll. It squinted j at me through its little slits of eyes and j puckered iu f-ea into .a grbmcr, which j the fond mother called, a smile. . j I saw the ladies of the Chinese Era- j bassy a day later out for their walk, j TLey were veiled sd'closely attended, 1 . Ttiey west flown to the central .Mince:, which seems to have a great attraction for them. The two younger women seemed quite?giddy. They gathcrc I up handful of potatoes fr n oae of the market stalls aad pelted each other wt.h thern. Mme. Tatcno, wife of the Japinee M mister, is a very different, type of a -oman. Not only does she attend all the social affairs in Washington, but she enjoys them keenly. She joined hei husband a year ago H?t winter, in the middle of the season, and ma ie quite a sensation. Not that there was any thing sensational about the lady. It was because there was not that the people were surprised. She ha? the eyc, and the complexion, and the shining black hair of the Japanese women. But that .is all. Her dres-cs all come from Paris, a::d they were sent froiji that city tc Mme. Tateno's home in Japan, an 1 she wore the same dainty creations of Wortb and Felix long before she ever dreacnei of coming to America. Mr. Tateno, too, was well acquainted with broadcloth cventug suits while vet he was Governor of the Province o; Osaka, and he long ago discarded Jap anese headgear for the Parisian silk hat. Mme. Tateno speaks very good English. She replied to ray questions with some amusement. "Society is not a new thine to me," she said, "and the habits and customs as well as the clothes of England and America have beeu quite extensively adopted in Japan. We are a progrcssivt people," she said. "Sine our young men have begun to look at the world aver high collars and getting engaged to Boston girls, we have lost much of our Old World simplicity." Mme. Tateno's chief impression of this country is-that it is big. The houses are big, the people are big and, more than all, she is impressed with the big ness of the railroad cars. She crossed the continent from San Francisco in a Pullman sleeper, and her conversation proves that she Was very observaut all She way. "The climate of Japan is nol warm," she-said, "but almost the same as that of Washington." The home of the Japanese legation is much more modern than that of the Chi nese. It is very tastefully and hand somely furnished. I imagine, as far as one may judge from outward appear ances, that Mr. Tateno is very wealthy. The first Secretary, Mr. Satio, is one of the most cultivated men in Washington. He is a thorough gentleman and learned scholar. ' Mme. Ye, the little wife of the Cor- ran Charge d'affaires, is a tiny woman She, too, goes about a great deal. At home and on tiie street ghe dresse like an American, but at all affairs of state she appears in the costume of her coun try, which consists of an odd little short waist and straight scant skirt, with a wide sash tied round her waist just under her arms. Upon her head she wears a little round red cap with a button. She looks like a child, and is said to be under twenty years of age. She, too, speak English, but was very much discouraged about it when she first began to study. She pronounces her words with great precision and very 6lowly. She never admits that she fails to understand Eng lish words. -When anything i? said her that she docs not comprehend she invariably an- swers: 'l lo not know. some times the answer is apropos and some times not. She is quite averse to being written about, and has refused all inter views. She is inclined to be quite in dignant when anyone cxpremi a desire to write about her. She is unable to un derstand why her private and personal affairs should interest the world at Urge. I asked her if she liked this country bet- t tea than her own. ihe answered with a shake of her head an 1 an uncoroprorms- j ing "No." And when I asked her why she said: "I do not,n and waea I pressed hsr with further questions she ; puckered up her little red xnoutn decisive manner ti'i I r l '"l not." and I was unable t j maic ;n a ; lo anything farther. 4 Mme. Ye is a very diligent -fu lent. ; She srend5 six hours of each dav in her 1 study. Two lady teachers are employe i j for her all tne time. She U foni of f riding and fond of walking an i o? vu- iting, but she is no, foal of talking, I particularly, when her listener b &y one j who is likely to write about her. j - The Corein and Jsiviee LsJics are very good friends, bn there it no inter -coure whatever between theai ani their Chinese neighbor. Out of etghty eiht United States Sen ator there are .slxtv-four lawyers, oae J preacher, ozt doctor and cse jouraatfs. run. The economical houscruiM U an artUt toaceitain extent. Sao drawi t.be purse string?." Boston Courier. No man ever loses his temper so tha. he coul I not find it before he found hi collar button. Galveston News. The business man who occupies apart ments over his store can't very well avoid living above his income. Troy Press. Until a man starts o il habitually to look out for No. 1, be never rtVuzei what a lot of other people are following, the same idea. SotuerviUe Journal. A. -"As I am told, you and Fanny are new married and ha,ijiy!' ii. Yes that is to sy, she is happy and I am married." Humoristichc Uetter. Mrs. Watts "Are you anxious to tirn a good dinner, my poor mani" Wtnry Watkins "Not halt so antious as I vai for the dinner." Indianapolis Journal. Tomdik "Do you think Amrieaa women are getting taller ?" Hojack "I don't know about that, but they am keeping American men as short as ever." Detroit Tree Pre s. Helen, what's wrong with the pie crust? It doesn't half cjver lue p'.i .' Why, dearest, I asked your mother all about how to make tuen t i .i. you, and she said to tuake the trail very short." Inter-Occan. - Father "You seem to look at thin;; in a different light since your ru irr. age.' His Newly Married Daughu-r " W b. I ought to after reccivin ' i i 1 not and nine candelabra lor wedding pres ents." Brooklyn Life. "What is philosophy?" f"ud a rharm ing young lady to a young savant. With a graceful bow the latter replied: "Philosophy consists in finding yo irftlf in most delightful company wituout losing your presence of mind." Mr. Snaggs f reading) "A Western newspaper charges that many f the ser vant girls of the country arc in league with the Anarchists." Mrs. Snags 4That explains why Bridget smashes s many things." Pittsburg Chroniciu A Trie mat haiteJ. An incident -till fresh in the mind of some of our National Matesmtm oerutre s in-the Fiftieth Cong-ess, illutr atnig t i need of all the minute pronation thr are taken at the Government . Printm Office. Just before the Mills b 11 w reported to the Committee on Way an i Means in the -.ring of 1 the liveliest interest was felt everywhere ai to lb precise nature of its pr .vlsi m. 'In Democratic member- of the t ommitb -had assembled one night at the tesi b v of one of their number to rerrive Kt. 1 revise the last prooT whrrt. ' ,,,v' eminent Printing Office iopb- wre par ticularly charged to be rareful i'i i;'ard. .ing and transmitting- the proofs. A coterie ot enterprising eorropond. nt were on the alert to obtain an a iv i v copy, and were determined t' get it bv fair mean? or foul, on the principle, doubt, that everything i fair m love, war and journalism. Somehow received a "tip" concerning the plan :i the committee, and took tep accord ingly to accomplish their deiign. A special messenger fr--m the printing ot:k bearing a bulky paekage of prdM ah-t. appeared at a specified hour rco deuce referred to and handed ia tv package, taking a receipt therefor. An other individual, employed ijy hc cor respondents, had shadowed hp ad the way from the Government Printing o:Ue and a few minute? after the package ha 1 been banded ia he, too, presented 2mn self before the door, bearing a similar 1 iookiog package filled with fc'.ack p!-". I with instructions to explain to whoever should answer his ring tat trie wrung package had been delivered thraugu .u advertent by bis predecessor. H- r a moment too late, ho ever, tor t.v: proof had jut been dttntate 1 - : the Democratic Matcssien ia.de -Uu he arrived and thus the ru fa 'cd. not withstanding its clcvcrac. Wi-.3--tc-a Star. A London Idea. Ia certain Ionian iet'vjran. eth customer is allowed to cu'ie hi (or h?r tea. The waitreas lightj th gi oarer, which is affixed to each table, and et thereon a silver kettle. Then sh? pr ents to the teimaker a silver c 1 dy di vide! into compiTtasenU anl. offering a choice of So-ichoag, Ceyloa or green tea. Any one who Li compelled to drink the lukewarm stu2 called te a: reuu riaU will Appreciate the jae -f idea. The musical hone are the litest at traction in Pati?. They play ivvtrai ta- :miitia with their kit.