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? Ii. u:d ? r the 2,1 of April being the anniversary of the birth of Thomas
.' >iT?n on unusual Interi st is being taken In all things associated with the me lu?
rry of the writer of the Declaration of Independence. The accompanying
illustration shows Monticello, the Jefferson homestead, bulll by our president
of that name in years before the Revolution. Monticello stands three miles from
tho town of Churlottesvillc nnd is some 11? miles by rail from Washington.
The glory*, of this beautiful old colonial homestead lies in its situation. Monti
. . ilo stands on a commanding hilltop, und from it- windows ran l>" seen the
wist ncrcu'ge of the: original estate inherited by the president from his'father,
I cter Jefferson, who was one of the first settlers in Albcmorle county. At the
time of his coming into the Inheritance Thomas Jefferson was the owner of
"?) skives, among them being many carpenters, masons and iron workers. The
big mansion was almost altogether the work of these slaves. They quarried
stone and hewed the timber themselves and with their own hands dug and
baked the clay from which the necessary brh kn were made.
Today a little Virginia darky stands at the big iron rate and at the ar?
rival of visitors rings tho old plantation bell to announce their arrival. N'ot
far from the mansion itself is the family burying ground.
Gibraltar might Justly b? called tho most Interesting spot In Europe to-,
rtay. Certain so-culled French exports have heen circulating the report of hue
that the key of the Mediterranean Is slowly but surely crumbling away. Brit?
ish officers at Gibraltar are now Indignantly pointing <>ui the absurdity of sin h
tntcjmentSi and In answer in the claim <>f the French exports to the effect
the firing of heavy guns will Home day cause the sudden collapse of old
"Gfb" they point out that the concussion of 100 of the heaviest cum; cv< r mad ?
v mid n(Tect the rockyno more than the dropping of a wineglass would affect
tho Tower of L< ndoh. The report of the crumbling of Gibraltar grew out of th?
f ii t thai "ti the north side of the rock over fa I elan Lay a shelf ol dark brown
loose sand has made its appearance, ami this was supposed tu have come from
Hi ' disintegration of Gibraltar itself. This mysterious bar of saml has reallj
liefen washed up by the sea, and Is proving a mos! Invaluable donation to the
English garrison new engnged in constructing extended masonry for the forti
th ntion of the lower batteries.
The town of Gibraltar is an entirely English town. The streets are Eng?
lish named, and all the little houses of the place are constructed on English
models, cameras, notebooks, lead pencils and even too close un examination :>f
tlie fortifications are all prohibited at Gibraltar, so the result la Hi <t the outsido
world really knows very little about the inner features of ohl "Gib."
[Copyright, ISM, t>y Evans cooic]
' I ' i M 1: was win ii China appeared of
j itiii r< Bl i" only the opera maker
JL and tin* missionary. Too remote
to lift patronized l>y tourists and too In?
hospitable tobe Invaded by the American
and English merchant, for many centu?
ries it has remained a land of romance
and mysticism. She would not chum with
EUrope; neither would she hobnob with
the United Kliilc:?. Kor centuries she
sulked ii lone In her eastern corner and
asked for nothing more than to he let
alone. Then came the British East In?
dia company and the lime of the first
railway in the Hermit Kingdom. There Is
nothing like a locomotive wheel to crush
the romance out of nn unknown coun?
try. This first railway was only IS
miles long and was built by English?
men from Shanghai to the port of Woo
Sung. They had grown tired of lighter?
ing their ever Increasing cargoes over
the bar of the Ynng-tse at a cost greater
limn the expense of transportation all
the way from London and New York.
So they went to work and built their
road without charter and without gov?
ernment leave. The rails of that rail?
way were straightway torn up. In Chi?
na a very powerful Influence Is exer?
cised by the fung-shuy, or the spirits
of the dead, and it was discovered that
that abominable new railway wns in?
terfering very seriously with the move?
ments and the liberty of the fung
shtty. .lust what precise compromise
was made with the exacting spirits of
the dead Is not now known, but slowly
and steadily after the building of that
first railway the spirit of Hindern ideas
began to be consulted before those of
the respected dead, and now natives are
ROlcmnly enjoined to plai e ie> obstruc?
tions on the railway tracks of the "for
? ':;!! devils."
Seen at snort range in Iiis own land,
?'. ? Chinaman Is a disappointment. He
!s more than disappointing?he is hope
less. He is content to exist and as'.ts
nothing more. He la Indifferent to Eu?
ropeans, because he finds nothing In
which tliey are of use to him, and when
he docs feel toward them it is n feeling
of bate, because they come as disturb?
ing factors in Iii? animal-like life. The
untutored native of the orient takes
himself seriously, and even the Chinese
SOldicr, with his bit of wood-mounted
2. and'Ahc butyL'expand to blossoms. ^
'/Bile St lung -Incense s\vccf\ip$n the springtime Jlfer^^
^>H6^i$' '{risen, and the kirps a^rake to singing f J
' lifctelcdics of praisc^osi^ sweetest measures pJJ|'
. He is Visen, and the' fields glow in their gladness.
And the sunshine brings the world an Easter kiss:
II Jic is risen, and the gardens give their lilies
And rejoice that they have blossomed not amiss.
He is risen, and the rivers sound thcn\ gladness
As they hurry ever onward to the sc<>>X ?
While the ocean lifts its voice in grand accottancc,
v ii ?
I Andtit helps to swell the world's 'glads.melody^ "^jj
r*r [He is-risen f - FIc is risen!" is'Jhc anthem
I ' That, is sv?c-invoiced by Heaven's angelic thr^n^L
Apv Ironic of- UrrtA jnavC a 11,' So>-^ji UjiXA vutC,
jAa ?yx.t/lht.n- con) 7%e a>t'< tZ*<\-me&&-t
fitcJ- /A* FttQ^y (u*?*J <$ts*-u?)t o' '/a> lot
'?, cur b otAsr <ix^-Oi^sj t-L-fi, of- Susis&i
fxcotf^ /A.c ca.?- a, it' (rrttisjo a. l,/^C ocj-r fvyt~?<3
Though still a young man, Mr. Rudyard Kipling lias written enough poetry
to set up a few hundred minor poets^ln the business. It is not surprising
When one considers the vast amount of verse turne.1 out by the uncrowned poet
laureate of the Anglo-Saxon race that his poems should nearly all be the
result of a sudden Inspiration, turned out at white heat, and not the result of
long study and the burning of much midnight oil. Perhaps this is why Kipling
is always so virile and so ruggedly Impressive, for whatever faults lie may
have no one can call 111 111 a eins, t poet. He seldom rewrites a poem. and. as the'
accompanying facsimile reproduction of the llrst verse of the now famous
??Fuzzy Wusszy" poem will show, his manuscript reveals no alterations and no
Certain friends of (he Anglo-Indian poet have stated that he has the habit
of writing his ballads with a pipe in his mouth and a suit of pyjamas for dress.
I gas pipe, considers his Infallible self the
groat and mighty protector of an un?
rivaled and indestructible empire. The
gravity of the Chinaman is attributed
to the written doctrine of Confucius.
Ho assumes matrimony with dutiful
I The population of this strange land Is
; not homogeneous, ns is commonly sup?
posed; but a singular admixture of sev?
eral races and types. In each Of the 18
j provinces constituting China proper is
i to be found the remnants of an earlier
and laborious intensity, and oven tho
babies of china are prodigies of gravi?
ty Incarnate. They never romp ami
; crow, and tho shadow of a smile on
their little face? is said to bttok.<;,i the
1 presence of the evil one.
But even at the present day at lenst
orif-haIt" of all China Is absolutely un?
known to the outside world. No two
maps agree as to its internal topogra?
phy, and strange and conflicting tales
are lold of tho tribes in the remoter
districts. For example. It Is asserted
that in the provinces of Vunnnn and
Kwangsl dwell human beings who have
short tails. This walking evidence of
Roundness of Darwinian doctrine Is
said to have a small, round projection
at Hie lx.se of the spinal column which |
people. In Manchuria, which is now
claimed by Russia; in Tibet, Mongo?
lia, Kokonov, l!i anil the Shun territory
are still to be found lingering aboriginal
types, or the remnants of such, long
since driven from their ancestral homes.
seems lb argue his descent frnm nr
! boreal ancestors. The Cantonese refer
to these people as the "monkey men"
and the "tailed Mlootsze," and it has
been asserted that many Europeans
; liavo examined these Asiatic missing
The three famous oiil gloves shown in
the illustration ure perhaps the most
valuable specimens of hand wear now in
existence. The tlrst is one worn by the
hand that wrote "Hnnilet" and "Kins
Lear" and Is one of the most highly
prized Shakespearean relics extant, u
is made of stout leather and stitched in
red and gold. The second glove is one
of n pair once worn by Maty, quo.-a of
Scots, but is now nothing more than a
faded and stiffened piece of leather, TKo
last is a gauntlet that once adorned the.
hand ?>f good Queen Bess, and, like the
character of its old time regal wearer,
is stout and strong. Its material Is pure
whit- kid, and it is oddly but tidily
decorated with needlework.
links and niv prepared to vouch for
the authenticity of this most Important
I tail.
Among the many other queer sights
that im?t the ?V? of the yjailoi La ? ? -
tral China Is an odd typo of humanity
to be found In the mountainous table?
lands and voll? ys of S:: ichtu n mul Yun?
nan. This peculiar tribe is of a chi ei -
late brown oolor. being something that
ran be best described aw midway be?
tween a Malay and a Papuan. They
carry on farming in a primitive a 11 ol
way, but, unlike :
great meat eaters,
keep a breed of hug
with these hunt dnv{
tigers Infesting their
social life they affect
I Buddhists, are
JVtunnfr* them they
bloodhounds, and
a the wolves and
districts, lit their
n sort of Inverted
Edward Marshall ? i nt who was wounded appftc*
? riily to ttenth nh tl .? ..; . ti June 21 last. Is rapidly re
voting a des neither he nor his friends
laved-to hoi . oll >wlng his injury. Vlr
t iull> complete and tn si deplorable result
of the wound the im I ' - ing one of the vertebras
and cutting oft tin laru I ' ? r 11 tons. The wound Itself
>t Ided ren lily to trvatmc-nt und ? ' ly healed^ and, though
the bullet has net yet It en r moved it !-- making little trouble. Little, by lit?
tle the paralysis 1. v'.ng i. ? ar I other treatment, and the right
leg Is now almost as go as ev? r. Tti ? :t l> however, appears to be perma?
nently pnrnlyz below the t t i:\y by and by ho amputated
ftt the Joint, In which event Mr. Mi . ' ! usu an artificial leg. His gen
eral health Is es ill ill th ??? in hi ? I is as firm, and the sparkle In his
eye'is as bright its ever, tin i hl i courage r the future is unimpaired. His book,
en lied -The atot i t the R it? i : ?: n wl I he has been working sev?
eral months, has J?>t been i nbllsl - I and promises m be very successful, judg?
ing from advance sales. The accompanying portrait is from Mr. Marshall's
latest photograph.
a new' postage 8T:;.;;p.
The very newest stamp that is now
going through Uncle Sam's mull bass
is that or which
? picture Is lUMVipv-.v..^-"- i ^fcA'AI
shown. It Is is- ' M p /
But d by iho Vir- f ', ;.' -! " ? . |j
gin Isla mis \' I/'?:? ;->. ...
the west In<ii_ ,' /jS S s?
which, prior to |>7/ ?', , - ?
IM>?, used ih-,,'- ^ ':."j.r-'T:\'\\ .?'.?Ijj
stamps of th :? --.v.. '; ?! j ? ?. ;.
Leeward Islands 1 Sg<] "A ' I J> jj!
Toryola Is the vj /,!}lf S^v'
t'H' t-i ot
isla mis, whit h . ' i
can now boil l| fiTK] fVpj -'v
of a postage yi ?. 2.?.vsls$ ?? .y?W;?-.i.ai
tern of their own.
The denominations me btilfpeni ??. pen
ny, twopence hail'pef.uj. fotirpcnce, six?
pence, shilling ami 5 shlll
Mu: monism, each v. man having a
number of husbands.
As is very welt known, (lib Chinaman
Is not noted for his list ntndirtg brav ry.
ii. i ii ?.-1
aril a bunt him. and as n military organ?
isation his armi.s are stupid and un?
wieldy bodies of primitively nrm ?'. bar?
barians. Where Rcnelc'iU.H and kind
hearted German und itusslnn . i
have done th tir i> ist t.? i: ?nlai
those martial natives there Ti
some slight improvement. The only
t ???!?;? among them of mnrki ' physical
courage are the Tartars, who are "tar?
tars" in every sense of the wo ??!. Next
to them come the p oples of Sr.fchu n,
tall, sinewy fellows-, who an known as
the Lp-Ios. They preisen ? iheir an ent
tongue, which Is of Drnvlrtlnn origin,
and claim that they once dominated t!vj
Yaiig-tse, but 10 centuries ago wert
driven Into the southwest I ? the ? I
ncse on the north, it Is proatimn
among those people that Kipling !
the scenes of his remarkable story oi
"The Man Who Would Be Kin?
When one gets down in the Shan
provinces, n new tribe and a new dia?
lect ore found on almost every now hill?
side. Their abundance Is simply be?
wildering and especially ro to that lh
dividual from the west who
tempt to do business a-: ? til mi Bur
1 more and Cambodian, Siamese and
Ahamlte, Krikye'ns und Mia
im.1.lied and muddled up ?:? *hvr with
t promiecuousness thai . at least ]
It is now scarcely necessary, Hi view
Of modern develop::; :-ts. t.i call att n
tion to the profound com erti which all
that affects Chin;-, si: ill ft r Ii ivc
for the people of the ?'? (1 States.
: Until the advent of Dewey In the ens;
i and the conquest of the t'hilipplnes our
I Interest In the Flower} Kingdom was
; Inclined to be somewhat languid a I
sporadic. But now. should there begin
j to take place that slicing Up of China
? by the European now* 3 Which have
boon keeping a hungry eye on Ii tr, Und?
Sam Is bound io b( on hand to take an
active and Interested part In the pro?
ceedings. Though our trade In the Band
of the Croat fir teen Is now Just one
I tenth of that carried on In the sann
I country by Great Britain, there is soor
to be a new commercial .merest tnltei
! In China by us. When the door of the
'east Is finally swung open, the Cuitei
States wilt be in a position to take n
fitting part in oat-ring to the wants ot
that new market of I00.000.0ie p oplo.
The pretenders to tho throno of
legion. The hitest. however,
to register u claim Is Charles Nnuon
- ho ai >r . ates unto himself the
of Charles XI. under the theory
I th. n of Louts XVII. Hls
ir; i'l-- that th:s same Louis, or, as
re v jeiiet Lily called, "tho Littlo
? hin," 'd In prison stSme time aft
.utlon of his parents. Marie
Antoln tt and Louis XVI. The present
? i ..? ver. declares that the
. a did not die It) confinement; but
1 from prison and assum*
t Charles YYillium Nauen?
The i nl SO ?ailed Charles XI
very unkiugly condition In
m h there are a number.of
Vi who are disposed to
ve I'ds story.
: ; house in america,
Ti ? distinction of being the oldest
house in America belongs to a peculiar
: ttle building at St. Augustine, Fht.
This eccentric specimen 'of 'early archl^
t. etnre is built of seashalls and' mortar
and was put up by a hand of Francis
t'ni . . !:i the year 1561. It Is now
: ?' iiiuse for ancient ret lea.
i and In it tue, to ho found many intares&?
i.t-'S of atior.grgat . life . in.?
A-:., run. c l: . 1 ! by the early. Fruti<;
c.- .1 a t.>issionaries. 'f'i
\ ?'i >. ar it is visited b'y a great
i- of ii!;,-hts.'..-rs, and' effort*. art*
in: 1- toward securing its appro
'pi late restoration and prutcctlc-tt.

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