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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY. MARCH 3, VJ01.
11, Wns n mpld fusillade from the rear of llio house, and n hundred men and more, who hurt kept on through tlio Holds lo the north, nssailcd It from be hind. Their shots passed clear through tlie flimsy partitions, and there was a creaming like boast' howls from with in. The front door was thrown open, and a lean, fierce eyed girl, with n case knife In her hand, ran out hi the face f the mob. At sound of the sliols In the rear they had begun to advance on Ihc house n second time, and Hartley liowldor was the nearest man to the girl. With awful words and shrieking inconceivably she made straight nt Hartley and attacked him with the knife. She struck nt hhn again and ngaln, and In her anguish of hate and fear she wns so extraordinary a spocta rle that she gained for her companions lln seconds they needed to escape from Ihc house. As she hurled herself alone lit the oncoming torrent they sped from the door unnoticed, sprang over tho mice and reached tho open lots to the tvest before they were seen by Wllletts from the roof. "Don't lot 'cm fool you!" ho shouted. "Look to your loft! Tliero they go! Don't let 'em get awny!" The Crossroaders were running across Hie Hold. They wore Hob Skilled and his younger brother, and Mr. Sklllett was badly damaged. He seemed to be holding his Jaw on his face with both hands. The girl turned and sped after them. She was over ttie fence almost us soon as they were, and the three ran In single flip, the girl last. She was ei ther magnificently sacrificial and fear less or she cunningly calculated that the regulators would take no chances nf killing n woman-child, for slio kept between tlielr guns and her two com panions, trying to cover and shield the latter with hor frail body. "Shoot, Lige," called Watts. "If wr fire from here we'll lilt the girl. Shoot!" Wllletts and Itoss Sehofleld were still standing on the roof at tho edge out of tho smoke, and both fired at the fcanie time. The fugitives did not turn, They kept on running, and they had nearly reached the other side of the Held when suddenly, without any pre monitory gesture, tho oluer SUIIlett dropped flat on his face. The Cross roaders stood by each other that day, for four or livo men ran out of tho nearest slmnty Into the open, lifted the prostrnto figure from the ground and began to carry It back with them. liJit Hklllett was alive. His curses were heard above all other sounds. I.igo imd Schofleld llred again, nnd one of the rescuers staggered. Nevertheless tis the two men slid down from tho roof the burdened Crossroaders were seen to break into n run, and at that, with mother yell, fiercer, wilder, more joy ous than tho first, the i'lattvlllo men followed. The yell rang loudly In the ear! of Old Wllkersnn. who had remained back In t.bo road, n.td at tlie same instant ho heard another shout behind him. II'! had not i-fcnrod in the attack; but, greatly preoccupied with his own his trionic affairs, was proceeding alone up the pike, except for tho unhappy yellow mnncrol still dragged along by the rope, and alternating, as was his natural wont, from mio fence to the otliT, crouching In I. hid every bu-.li to Ire an imaginary rltle at the dog and then sprlii;:Ir.g out with triumpltnnt bellowing to fall prone upon the terri fied animal. It wns alter one of these Uotiries that a shout of warning was ralsi I behind lilni. ami Mr. Wllkerson, by gi'.icc of tin' god r.acrlm-i, rolling out of tlie way in time to save his life, aw a horse dash by him. a big. black horse who'-o polished flanks were drip- i ig w.tli lather. Warren Smith was the rider. He was waving a slip of yel low pnpe- high In the air. He rode up the slope and drew rein bey on I tlie burning buildings just ahead of those foremost in ;lu; pursuit. He threw lib- horse acic-s the road to uppo-e their progress, rose in bis stir rups and waved the paper over his bead. "Stop:" he roared, "(ilvo me one 1 .mute! Stop!" He had a grand Milco, end he was known in many parf; of tin state for the giat bass roar with whii he startled his juries. To be heard at a distance mint men bit the pitch of their voice. Smith lowivil his an octave or two, and the result was like an earthquake playing tin organ in a catacomb. "Stop!" ho thundered. "Stop!" In answer one of tlie Hying Cross, loaders turned and sent a bullet whis tling close m him. The lawyer paused long enough to bow deeply in satirical re-ponse; t! en, flourishing tlie paper, h' roared attain: "Stop! A mistake 1 have news! Slop, I say! Horner has Y, it tl.ein!" lo iiciKe himself heard over that t ii pi iiious advance was a feat! for i i, moreover, whose counsels had so hm. hem derided, to Interest the pur m is at sneli a moment enough to tub- them listen to find tho word tis a CTi-utcr, ami by the word and ' gestinc. at once vehemently Im p .ions end Imploring to stop them Vii a still greater, lint he did It. Ho had c ,i,e nt just the moment before I lie luoi.iriit that would have been too i.u They all heard him. They all i.niu, too, that he was not trying to havi the Crossroads as a matter 01 duty because lie bad given that up be fore the inoli left l'lattvllle. Indeed, It wis a question If at the last he had not tac'tly approved, and no one feared Sndle.j n uts for the day's work. It would tlo no harm to listen to what ho hid to -.ay. The work could wall. It would "keep'' lor live minutes. They In gan to g. i tlier around blni, excited, llu-il.ed, perspiring and smelling of smoke, Hartley Mow Idor, won by I.lge's desperation and Intrepldiij, was helping the latter tie up his head. .u one else was hurt. "What Is It';" they clamored Impa tiently. "Speak quick!" Tliero was another harmless shot from a fugitive, and Ihen the Crossroaders, divining that the diversion was In their favor, Kectired themselves In their decrepit fastnesses and held tlielr fire, Mean while the Humes crackled cheerfully In l'lattvllle ears. No matter what the prosecutor had to say, at least the Skll lett saloon and homestead were gone, and Hob Skilled and one other would be sick enough to bo good for awhile. "Listen!" cried Warren Smith, nnd, rising In his stirrups again, read tho missive In bis hand, a Western Union telegraph form. "Warren Smith, l'latt vllle," was the direction. FmiiiiJ ljott, iicll men. Police foiHIlm with btth, and both minted hero. One nrrentcd ot iu i .1 la accondluml el.tlius ntoie wearltiK Ilarldcsi' lint; nbo tryltif to dlspr.so torn full drens coat. known tc have, been worn by Markkas last night Stains 011 lining behoved blood, Hccondmni, found Inter at frelnht yards In empty lumber car left l'lattvllle 1 p. m., badly hurt, shot nnd brained. Supposed Hark less made hard light. Hurt man tnkrn tc hospital unconscloiiB. Will die. Othoi man rcfunrs to talk so fnr. t'hck ans movument Crossroads. This cleats Skll lett, etc. Come ovtr on 0:15 accommoda Una, The telegram was signed by Horner, the sheriff, and by rtnrrott, tho super intendent of police at notion. "It's nil a mistake, boys," the lawye, said n he handed tho paper to Watts and Parker for Inspection. "The ladles at the Judge's were mtstnken, that's all. and this proves It. It's easy enough te understand. They were frightened by the tUorm, nnd watching a fence a quarter of a mile away by flashes of lightning any one would havo been confused nnd Imagined all the horrors ou curth. I don't deny but what I be llcvod It for nwhlle, nnd I don't deny but the Crossroads Is pretty tough, but you've done a good deal here already today, and we're saved In time from a mlstnke that would have turned out mighty bad. This Fettles it. Horner got a wire to go soon as they got track ci the first man. That was when we sit v. him on the lb ucii accommodation." A slightly cinek.-Ml voice, yet a huskl ly tuneful one. wis lifted qunverln.sl.v on tho air from ihe roadside, where an old man and a yellow dog sat In the duct together, the latter reprieved at the last iiioni"nt, his surprised head raklshly gnrn'-dn d with a hasty wreath of dog fennel daisies. "John Iir.nvn's body lle3 a-moldcrlng In th" ixr uind. While we go marching on." Three-quarters of an hour later the Inhabitants of tho Crossroads, saved, they knew not how; guilty, knowing nothing of the fantastic, pendulum of opinion which., swung by tho events of the day. had marked the fatal moment of gui't now on others, now on then who d' t -rved It these natives anu refugees, co'KcloU'i of atrn'lty, dtim founded by a miracle, thinking tlr world gone mad, hovered together b a dark, rauged mass at the crossln. corners, while the skeleton of the roi ting hugry in tin' slough roso beliiti' them auaimt tlie face of the wes They peertd with sttipetled oyi through the smoky twilight. 1'ioni afar, faintly through tin gloaming, came mournfully to thcii I'M": tlie many voiced refrain, fainter, fainter: "John I .rev n's bcly Ilea n-molderlnp In tli" ground, John J'.rewn's body Iks a-moldrrim; In the i;ri)uid. John lirown'H body lies mold -. , nir i cli " on." (to nr. rviNTixrr.D ) WORK!! D BOTH WAYS. t'li'Ti r .Vei'.imt tn V.'!ile!i n I'nrlt Com'!.':-:: e tVim Outwitted. Ilnno.e rainier once outwitted a con cicrge in l'niv; very neatly. A lad of sixteen or thereabout at tin time, Mr. Palmer was spending the winter in I'nrN with ids mother. Cm cold night In February he stayed out unusually lute, and desiring to get in without awaking any one lie rang up the concierge snitly. The concierge, with equal softness, came downstairs. He wldsppnd through tho keyhole, "1 that, you, Mr. Palmer?" and then he said positively: "I can't let you in, sir." "Why not V" asked the young num. "I'.t'eause th" rub s are very strict," said Ihe com ierge. "No one over is let in after 111, (night." The boy desired aidently to enter. He thought a moment and then h.' slippul a gold louis under the door. "I have just clipped a gold loul.s uu der the door lor you, concierge," hi whispered. "Now. let me In; that's a good fellow." The concierge instantly drew back the bolt. "C01110 In softly. Make no noise, incmh'ur," he said shamelessly. Hut young I'ainier was already re gretting the gold louis, Ids last one. A though; strut!; him. and ho had no sooner entered than he said: "fill, by the way, 1 left a book on the stone baltt.drade outside. Do you mind getting It for ui-'V" With great pollteneea the concierge In his b:.re feet, tipio"d out upon the "lid stones. While lie fumbled the bnj u;sied t.j ;!.e do-jr and locked It. "I -ft 1::" in. !.i'j:i-,: .".!r," whispered til "i-l h: d lutliiug on but a l.:drj s of w!:)'e linen. "1 can't 1' t you in. We 1-t irj otc -if! or n't,ii'.."!".t. '".'c:vi"-- I'.'tt ..: 'ti', t'-ih-v!' had to go no fur .cr. M.-.- e.-ui fr e;;::ig hi th Id. pe:v.v. 'd !: 1.: d l.ce-i nntwit'.rd id. ;:i I.v f.rn. !-:!ti;.ed t!'e -.old luu! 'h : i'c". Fr. !u,- I., the bo; ' !'i ."cl :i w.'iit (ji:i"" r:.-c r:oa(;i,:iiti'i'i 1 :'.!. Delhi ".'. Jr.. wb 1 has suecei'ded his fathe- :i'i ; ubllc e.-.ecntioii"i- 1 f France, has sruit, tliroii: h a proc"-s server, a letter lo a Jourm'l by which he con siilerr. that he in; b en libeled. The newspapei' bail ctlaokod flic prlneipie .I' capital pi:n!-lin:"!it In general an! the pnseiit g;i!U(t;ne operator in pa: llcuii.r. 'I'-.vo remai'l s in iiicbior's tel ler are lotlte wottli qtif.'.ing. He nb ,'-;vrs that the Journal has fallen Inli, lie common mlatnke of cot-pling th' ri'.nclloiiary v.-!'h il'.i f;i:ic!lo-;. If Hi" vrlter l...d t:-:;;;! th" trouble to unit: iq'ilrl".-; I.e would have lV.:nd out that 1 this I'i-'ance i'ie man and the in 'le.tkui a'e to be considi-red apart ' a matter of fact. Indbler hlmseli 1 ronly d!s",i'proV' i of lapltal punish 1 "Hi. "Dm:," he ai'ds, with a yet mo -. ii'doule hui'inr, "one 11111 U live." Don in Telegraph. Voierti Made in Order. Voices made to ord"t' are the latest tilings In surgery. Actuil operations have demonstrated that the larynx or vocal box can be r."oc!i.sfully removed, and tlu patient may recover. In order to restore speech to the patient an arti !b:lal larynx and vocal chord are pro vided, Tho voice artillelally produced Is lucapnblo of lulled Ion, but although H Is a monotone the patient Is perfoct ly ablo to carry ou u cotuersatlon. .-...it to t. "T understand, professor, tliat Mis Squnwker is coming to you to eultlvnti her voice. H there anything In It V "Not for her." Houston Fost. k Upper House Does Most of Its Work In Open Session, HEAD OF COMMITTEE ON CANALS Fllllim nf Ultima' I'loce CnillnR Snnie Troutilt Vhy Scmitor Itonr StiiUnl Th Cliiimplon Volnntuer Soldier A Colored Man's Letter. Wnshlngtoit, Feb. 29. Hprclnl. Tlvcro Is u very jtrent contrast in the mnnncr In which tho two cnnal trea ties were considered by the nennte. Last March when the seunte met In executive session nnd took up the Colombian treaty discussion ws be hind closed doom, ttlthouKU Senntor Morgan obtained permission to publlsli ids speech lu the ltecord. The Cuban tn'iity was also dlscusted in secret session. During the present session of congress there has been but very little discussion In executive session, a day or two at most. The treaty was made public, and upon various resolu tions Ihe senatori) talked of the Pana ma situation nnd of the provisions of the treaty. Jiiot a Vacant Chairmanship. Sometimes It takes but very little to stir up the senate. For several days now there has been deep agitation over the successor of Senator llanna sis rhiiirinan of the committee on Inter oceanic canals. No one cared very much about it at llrst. It meant the chairmanship of n committee of Im portance and a good committee room, Several of the lending senators of the senate thought that Senator Spoonet of Wisconsin would be the man for It, but Ihe difficult question of seniority had to be overcome. Seniority in the senate is not 11 tradition; it is an un written law. but as llxed as that of the Mt-dos and Persians. Senator Piatt ot New Vork was tho ranking member of the committee, and Senator Mitchell of Oregon was thu next man. Hut both of these men had voted for Nicaragua and against Panama when the Spoonet law was passed. It would be better ir the minds of the leaders to have a simon pure Panama man at the head of the committee. On the Same Footing. Senator Hoar wanted some informa tion from the pension committee re pardlng .pension legislation for th blind. So he applied to Senator Me Cumber of North Dakota, chairman ol the committee on pensions. "Wo are going to report such n hill,'' answered Mi-Cumber. "We will re port a bill placing the blind soldiers ot the same footing as the legless." The remark mused Senator Hoar tt smile broadly, ami McCumbor, who is very Scotch, did not see anything amusing in his remark. The Champion Volunteer. Chairman I.oudenslnger of the hnust committee on pensions has recently re ported a very interesting pension bill it is for Charles Hunt of Clncinnat and increases his pension from $12 t( !:;(i per month. I.oudenslngor says thai Hunt is the champion volunteer soldiei of America, and be doubts whethei any other man has a record equal ti his. lie was a volnnteer and servec with the Michigan troops in the Mex lean war. He served as a volunteei ollicer with the Ohio nnd Mlsslssipp troops during tlie civil war, and hi was the colonel of the First Ohio vol unteers during the war with Spain. Widow of the Revolution. Another bill reported by I.oudeiisln ger is tor Iteliecea Mayo of Newborn Va.. and her pension is to be Increased from SI'..' to ."jr per month. She is tin last but one of the willows of Hev oliillon iry soldiers, Site is now ninety years old and married tlie soldier whet she was about twenty years old. back in IS,'!!. Her husband was then about sevei.ty-seM'ii years old. lie served in the devolution from ITTdto 17M undei four ditfeivnt enlistments. Mrs. Mayc is now living with a daughter who va the issue of Ihe marriage. Didn't Read the Letter. Kepresentative (iardiier of Mas.sa chusetts has u correspondent who re sides in Haverhill. Mass. He is a colon d man and has views on the raci Issue which he Imparls to Carducr in quarto and oeiavo letters. Itecently a letter was received in Washington from the Haverhill correspondent which was unusually large and long. Ciirdncr happened to be out of the city, but uu lie lias an ellieient score tary tlie latter answered the comniunl cation, in which lie set forth his ehlefh views on tin- race question, toiretlie: With the dlillcllltles of securing tin congressional action. After Gardner returned be received a personal letter from his Haverhill en: respondent, in which the discharge of the secreiary was demanded and a protest against tin- failure lo read thf previous letter was made, (iardiiet IherV'iipon looked up the letter and found that Instead of being a dWqulsl Hon on the race question tlie lettei asked that a, colored preacbor be up pointed chaplain in the navy. Tho secretary had not lead the letter, hut lie has not been discharged, NativB of Nfivnda. Senator Stewart was called out ol the senate tlie other day and Intro dnevd to ,1 gentleman in the in.irblr room who was born in Nevada, Hi was Iiobert Mackiiy, now niaiiaglnt editor of .Success. "Well, well," sah the senator.' "I knew your father well and I am right glad to see you. Vot are a native of old Virginia City, an you' Well, I niu proud of such spool mens of the products of niy slate." And the Nevada senator beamed hi: pleasure from his good natured face. Talkn of Colorado. Senator Teller has been a resident of Cclorudo for forty-three years, and he has a great deal of pride In the fitnte. He says thai If as much atten tion wns given to tho rich mining striken of the state as has linen given to the labor strikes U would be seen that Colorado wiih in a fair way to overcome all the troubles which the disagreements bctwrun employer and employee huve occasioned, Tho sen ator then enumerates many rich inln ernl discoveries that have recently been mudo, showing that the wealth of Colorado is still Inexhaustible. The s: confidence of Toller Is boundless. He Caught Gnrdnar. It is the ftpuclui duty of Uopresentn tlve Gsrdnor of MaMachusetta to look uftor the New England fighlni? Inter ests. So it happened that In a recent discussion he took occasion to apeak in rnthtr bitter terms of the Hay-Uond treaty for reciprocity with Newfound land. "I would like to ask the gentleman," said Itcprer.entariTe Swnnson of Vir ginia, "If that treaty was not negetla ed by President noosevsltV" "I am obliged to admit." answered Gardner npologetienlly, "that It wns. My own party Is sometimes capable of ranking Just snch errors as this." Hut there was no need to worry oti tho Hay-Hond treaty. There ar some things that are pretty dead, bnt none qlto so completely bmrled as the vari ous trade trestle in the senate. Twe Washington Fixture. Major John M. Carson le the denn nt the Washington correspondents, which means that he has been here a great rnnny yeaw, a quarter of a centnry or more In fact, about as long as any man In public life. When Governor Taft returned from the Philippines to accept the war portfolio he met Major Corson and In his Jovial way remark ed: "There are two things which I al ways expect to find unchanged nnd still remaining when 1 return to Washing ton, no matter how long I have been away the Washington monument and Major Cnrsnn. If all othor tnndtuartu! full I can depend on these." Ono State Idea Growing. For Oklahoma and Indian Territorj to become united seems to be the des tiny of that portion of the Unltec States which was formerly nil Indlai Territory and was separated only whet the Indians disposed of their holdlngi in tho western part of their domain Tunis P.lxby. who for years has beet a member of the Dawes commlssloi nnd knows a great deal about tin conditions, says ho is firmly convince!! that the ultimate destiny of that re glon is one state and believes that b means admission In two or three years Bixby, who Is a Republican, says thu' it will bo a Democratic state, but add! that if Oklahoma and Indian Territorj are admitted separately It will meat two Democratic states. A Railroad Map. Senator Klklns, who introduced a bll for 11 railroad map, explains the neces Kity for it by saying that the travellnj public wants such a map. The mil Hons of people traveling nbout tt country every year, the senator thinks are entitled to have a map of tin United States which will give n correct idea of all the railroad lines. Everj one itnows Mint tho average railroad map Is constructed so as to give tin Idea that the railroad issuing It is al air line. Many years ago some ma artist conceived the Idea that it woull be n good thing to "straighten th lines" of different railroads "on pit per," nnd the result has been that states have been jammed out of shapo either widened or lengthened, to sub the purpose of the particular road is suing the map. The Elkins map wll retain all the railroad curves. The Iowa Contest. For more than three months the twi Iowa senators and five representative! from the northern part of the stati have been trying to settle on a mat to recommend as Judge for the north ern district of that state. Hundred! of ballots have been taken, but th( deadlock remains unbroken. The nf fair is a very serious matter to thi Iowa people, but It is something of Joke to others. It seems that sever newspaper men are interested In tin outcome on account of the papers thej represent.' and these seven froquontlj .moot and while waiting for tho resulti of the ballots of the seven congress men they ballot themselves. It Ii rather strange that these seven news paper men cannot agree. They bal loted first as to choice, and nu nint could get a majority. Then they bal loted on the question as to whose selec thin would be the befct for the party and the deadlock continued. Thet they balloted as to what would be thi dual outcome, and no four of the sever voted the same way. "Ifs" or "We Mights." Some lluie ago l'.epresentatlve Card ner of Massachusetts made a speech it his state In which lie wns quoted at predicting war with Germany. Hit remarks made quite a stir in different places and were subject to borne edl torlal criticisms. Finally a corre spondent visited him nnd asked If hi was correctly quoted In bis speech. "Why do you ask me that';" inquirec Gardner. "Of course 1 was correctl reported save for a few omissions." "What were they V asked the report or, notebook In hand. "Wh, the 'It's' and 'we mights' ant such qualifying words were left out 1 suppose they seemed a small mattei to the man who reported the speech," said Gardner, with one of those serein smiles which show that nothing cat disturb him. National Chairmanship. Since General Charles Dick lias be come so prominent in Ohio, talk of hill for chairman of the Itepubllcan tin liotial committee Is again revived There Is also suggestion that Senate Scott of West Virginia, who was will llanna through two campaigns, wotik ben good until to .succeed the late Ollh senator. Another suggestion that h meeting with considerable favor h that Iiepresentalve Hubcock of Wis cousin hhould be chosen. It Is polntet out that ho. has won live suecesslvi catnpalgns for the congressional com mlttcc, and that ought to lit him for 1 national campaign manager. "Two Edged Sword." Itepubllcau senators realize that tin legislation Is a two edged sword whlct will cnt cither way It is pressed. T pass a bill will IncruiiHO thu expend! lures to a much greuter tlguro thar the present revenues will warrant and not to pass it may make trouble wlt tho Grand Army vote. With a candl date for president who is not a soldiei of the civil war and tendency on tin part of the old soldiers to feel some what disgruntled, as shown in vnrlout resolutions condemning the ndmlnis trntion of the pension office, it ha seemed desirable by some Itepubllcaui to pursue n course which would pro pltlato the soldier vote. That is whj the service pension bill Is being pressed with such eurnestness at the present time. The republicans feel that thej will bo condemned no matter whlcl horn of the dllenimn they take, but it seems quite likely thnt pension leglsln tlon will bo postponed until next sen slon, nnywny. In No Sense a Candidate. Although there was considerable tall nbout the possibility of the lntn Ben nlor llanna being a candidate for tin presidency, tho idea found no restlnj place with blni. The senator had givei tho matter careful consideration whet he wns urged to enter the Held, but hit closest friends knew that he would no allow the use of his name, and thej had his reasons. Senator Hanna be Moved thnt the candidacy of himself 01 nny other mnn against President Roose velt might cause n split in the party He recollected the defeat of Blaine Ii 18S4 nnd of Harrison In 1892. Thi first he attributed to the lukewai-n support of the friends of Arthur, whi wns beaten by lilnlne for the nomlna tlon, and the second to the disappoint mnnt of Blaine's friends when he fallen to beat Harrison for the nomination At least he considered the ill feellni which wns caused contributed to tin only presidential defeats the Republic an party has sustained since 1850 llanna would not risk defeat of thi party lu becoming n candidate. What Dubois Expects. , Senator Dubois was asked what would bo ucomplishcd by unacatinj Senator Sniool, and ho replied: "We will serve notice on the Mormot church thnt It must cease to take par In politics us an organization. Havlnj thrown out a polygamlst because h( wns such and now to throw out a 11111 1 high In the church organization wll be n notice to the Mormon church thai It must not mis church nnd state. Thi result will be that the Mormon leaden will And that they cannot be promoted to high places simply by church Inilu once, and they will not force the rant and file to support them or the mat the' select for ofllce. We shall makt it impossible for a church to dlclati the politics of any state." To Kill a Bill. Representative Gardner was foi some time a state senator of MnsRa chusetts and became quite skilled it legislative matters as practiced In tin Hay State. For a long time Iip sought a method to kill measures which t majority wanted and finally learned al there wns to know 011 that subject. A' last he was at the end of his tethet and went to the clerk of the senate and asked him for a good method to kill a hill. "The bet way to kill a bill." replied the clerk, "Is to have a nmjoritj against it." "That's easy," replied Gardner "What fun Is there In that' It is kill ing a bill when you are in the ininorltj Hint makes a tight interesting." Storios Always "Go." The man who can tell stories to thi house to illustrate bis remarks can al ways inske them lake well. For th( most part the debates in the bouse are rather dreary. Tills is especially the ease when .-et speeches are made on the tariff or some other subject not before the house for actual consldera tlon, but the man who will work In a story now and then, even if It Is old will get a laugh and will hold the at tontion of the house. He may not wit the reputation of being a humorist but the next time he talks be will hnvt an audience. Herrcsenlutive Wade ol Iowa Is one of these men. He made r tariff speech, but larded It with a num ber of stories at the expense of Itepub iican opponents. Now he Is slate 1 ti do some speir.ilnd'ns in the canipaig when spree)!! - by p'iMIe men will bi In denial-.'' ' -i"" W. HFNN. ICceptr.,-: tin- ItlKlin) llnmlilr. Bishop K. S. Lines of Newark while l giler.t of the Church club of New I'ork told this sr..y to Illustrate, as lie mid, the effort 0.1 the part of the clergy : keep the bishops humble. "1 was over In New York the oliiur lay," said the hl&hnp, "and met on the street a young clergyman whom I had mown in N?w Knalnnd some time ago, 1 most estimable 'young man, but 0110 ivho Is Inclined to take life very sen lusty. 'How do you do, .1.7' said I. 'I im very glad to see ymt. Where are low located now':' "'I am lu the Tombs' replied J. " 'How fortunate It Is Unit they let rou out for a day so that 1 could have he pleasure of seeing youl' "'Oh, not exactly that, you know. I lad the choice of the chaplaincy of the Combs or a parish In Newark, and 1 '.hose the Tombs.' "New York Times. T!ua Sniidaj- Scliuol. The fact H brought out by the Edu tatlotml Review that over 13,000,000 lei'sons an; enrolled In tho Sunday i-'hools of this country. In the public t 'hools 'ho nrollirent is nearly 111, O,K)0. or only U.OOO.COO more. The i-'cusKtioti that tho religious education f children U neglected in America, vlth the consequence of Inevitable taor .1 degeneration In our society, U3 al eyed by tho Rev. Mr. Goer, is not sui alned by these statistics. Moro atttn ton steins to b? fjtvou to the religious .alnlr.if cf children In this country by burel'es itr.d ia schools nr.d by home ns'.rocvlcn than in any other of Chris cm'.:: urssiA's oKK.vr p.auavay. The traiisctinttneiital railway across Si beria, which connects Moscow with Port Arthur, ami on which all Itussian army supplies will be curled In the event of a war with Japan, Is fi.ino miles Ioiik For hundreds uf mile tho railway passes over level stretches ol deep black soil, abso lutely htiiaeless, and with a surface, ex cept hi summer and autumn, of mini, nr mud and snow. The tlalucss of the coun try cnciniraKcil intlier Uhnsy inolhmls of construction, and the rails nro light. Tlie eiiKhicH are wood luirimiH ami cany a crib tilled with ilrewood us IiIbIi iis the smokestack. A tecont traveler, M. Shoemaker, do scilbcs even the International Sleeping I'ur Kxpress mh nohig at a "Uiik'h trot" of about tin mil. 'f. .111 hour and making; un cousrionubli' pauses at tho nations. The ten days' journey to the Pacific from Italia shown 011 the ntllelal llme-t.iblos has not been realized In fact. The tirlilKi'S which cross ihe central Asian waterways are no lllnipy structures, but well calculated for the heavy trattlo they have to bear. Over the broad jolliiw Hood of the Vidua at Sani.ir.i is a great Iron brldKO called the Alexander, with thirteen spans, each of 3.71 feet, nearly a nillo Iouk between Its abutments. A HOT RKTOHT. Mr. Nnwwed This dinner Isn't cooked like my mother used to cook tier dinners. Mm, Nowwod--lf you imitlu as much money us my father used to make 1 wouldn't have to cook dinner. Exchange, ritlBUTES TO WIVES WORDS OF TENDERNESS UTTERED BY GREAT MEN. t'lie Hnmapre Thnt Tom Hood Paid to the Partner ot Ilia Borrows nnd Jom Jean Paul Rlrhtera L'natlnt rd Pralae ot Caroline Mnyer. Few great men have palt more en thusiastic tributes to their wives than Tom Hood, and probably few wives have better deserved such homage, says tho Chicago Chronicle. "You will think," ho wrote to her In one ot his letters, "that I am more foolish than any boy lover, and I plead guilty, for never wos a wooer so young; of heart and so steeped in love as I, but tt is a love sanctified nnd strengthened by long years of experience. May God ever bless my darling, the sweetest, most helpful, angel who ever stooped to bless a mnn I" Has there ever, wo wonder, lived a wife lo whom a more delicate and beautiful tributo was paid than those verses of which the burden Is, "I love thee, I lovo thee; 'tis all that I can say 7" "I want thee much," Nathaniel Haw thorne wrote to Ids wife many years after his long patience had won for blm the ilower "that was lent from heaven to show thu possibilities of tho human soul." "Thoti art tho only per son In the world that ever was neces sary to me, and now I am only myself when thou art within my reach. Thou art an unspeakably beloved woman." Sophia Hawthorne was little better than a chronic Invalid, and It mny bo thnt this physical weakness woke all tlie deep chivalry and tenderness of the man. And he reaped n rich reward for nn almost unrivaled devotion in tho "atmosphere nf love and happiness and inspiration' with which his delicatfi wife always surrounded him. Tho wedded life of Wordsworth with ha cousin, "the phnntora of delight," wns a poem more exquisitely beautiful than any his pen ever wrote. Mrs. Wordsworth was never fair to look upon, but she had that priceless and rnrer beauty of soul which made her life "a center of sweetness" to nil around her. "All thnt she has been to me," the poet once said in his better dnys, "none but God and mysel can ever know," nnd It would be dlftlcult to And a more touching and bcnutlftil picture in the gallery of great men's lives than that of Wordsworth nnd his wife, both bowed under the burden of many years and almost blind, "walking hand in hand together In the garden, with all the blissful absorption nnd tender confidence of youthful lovers. It never needed "the welding touch of a great sorrow" to make the lives of Archbishop Talt and his devoted wife "a perfect whole." Speaking of her ninny yenrs after she bad been taken from him. he said, "'lo pan iron, her, if only for a day, was a pain onl less Intense than th pleasures with which I returned to her, and when I took her with me It was one of the purest Joys given to a man to watch the meeting between her and our chil dren." When David Livingstone had passed ids thirtieth birthday, with barely a thought for such "an Indulgence at wooing and wedding," he declared hu morously that when he was a little less busy he would send home nn ad vertisement for a wife, "preferably a decent sort of widow," and yet so un consciously near was his fate that only a year later he was introducing his bride, Mary Mofl'at, to the home he had lnillr. largely with his own hands, at Mabotsa. From thnt "supremely hap py hour" to the day when, eighteen years later, he received her "last faint whisperings" at Shupanga, no man ever had a more self sacrificing, bravo, do voted wife than the missionary's daughter, in fact, they were more like two happy, tight hearted children than sedate married folk, and under the magic of their merriment the hard ships and dangers of life lu the heart of tho dark continent were stripped of all their terrors. Jean Paul Ulchter confessed that he never oven suspected the potentlalltiej of human happiness until he met Caro line Mayer, "that Bweetest nnd most gifted of women," when he was fast upproaching his fortieth year, and that he had no rapnopoly of the resultant happiness Is proved by bis wife's dec laration that "Hichtcr is the purest, the holiest, the meet godlike man that lives; to be the wife of such a man Is the greatest glory that can fall to a woman," while of his wife Rlchter once wrote, "I thought when I married her that I had sounded the depths ol human love, but I have since realised bow unfathomable Is the heart in which a noble woman has her shrine." Onl Went the llandbox. I.ord Klleuburough, the great English .lodge, was once about to go on circuit when I.ndy Kllciiborough said that she should like to accompany him. He re plied that he hod no objection, provided she did not Incumber the carriage with bandboxes, which were his utter ab horrence, During the tlrst day's Jour ney I.crd F.llenborougb, happening tc stretch his legs, put his foot through something below the seat. He discov ered that It was a bandbox. Up went the window mid out went the baud box, The coachman stopped, and the footman, thinking that the bandboj bad tumbled out of the window by sonic extraordinary chance, was going to pick It up when Lord EUenbooougb furiously called out, "Drive on!" The bandbox accordingly was left by the ditch side. Having reached the coun try town where bo was to officiate af Judge, Lord Kllculiorougb proceeded tc array himself for his appearance In thr courthouse. "Now," said he, "where'i my wig w hero is my wig?" "My lord," replied the attendant, "It wai thrown out of the carriage window." NOW nOUR'S A-Ot'SStAW. "Sen her". Mister Jnp," F.ald tlie Russian, "Your v.iultln' ambition needs crusslan." "I'rii.sb away then, old chap," Said tlie undaunted Jap. "iiut I've got an idea you'ro four-flus-slim." -Philadelphia Press. SKLF-HKTRATED. "What makes you think they nro such rich Americans?" "Ileenuso they know so much more about other countries Hum tlielr own. Toivu Topic. "SAWD PAINTINGS." Picture In Colnrrd IfeHlin Uacd la Navnjo Indian Ceremonlc. To paint n picture in ordinary oils or water colors, with a model to copy, Is n difficult task unough to suit mottt people, but to paint a picture by drop ping pinches of colored earth or sand on u stnoothed'ground aurface nod to paint It from memory-exnetly aa sotiie other artist painted it n year or mora ago appears even more difficult Sncb, however, is the process by which eomo tribes of American Indians reproduce from time to time pictures that are o-sed in certain aboriginal ceremonies and that arc believed to be exactly similar to original drawings that data back on unknown number of genera tions. In tho Penbody museum of Harvard untverslty there Is n colored model of ono of these paintings that a member of the museum start bad the good for tune to seo in process of actual con struction, the picture being nscd In a ceremony performed to cure the Ill ness of two members of a small Nnva Jo village. It represents the four rain gods one for each of tlie cardinal points of the compass who are shown coming from a southern cloud, blue in color, which rises In turn from a black, white nnd yellow lino symbolizing tho north, east und west. The god of tho north wind Is black, of the south wind blue, of the west wind yellow nnd of the east wind white, nnd each carries a highly decorated t.)bncco poucli, con taining also 11 ray of the sun, with which lie is supposed to Knot Ids pipe. The combination of tlie sun with tlie ruin, which the Indian imagination pictured the gods as sending. Is sym bolir.ed by rainbow colors, red nnd blue, decorating the tobacco bags. Prom tho left band of each figure hangs a water bottle, it natural emblem of his otllce, while around the north, west ami south sides of the picture Is the rain Iww, personified by a goddess. The sand picture, which exists from year to year only In the memory of tho medicine mnn, or shaman, who directs the making of It, Is "drawn" on tho floor of a sacred hut especially con structed, with its doorwny carefully facing the east, from which direction the Indians believe no evil spirit need be expected. The medicine man lias as hi j adviser8! and memory nsiistnnts several old men of the tribe who havo participated In many a former cere mony of the kind. The actual "paint ers" are four young men of tho tribe, I who first lay out a smooth foundation ' of brown snnd nnd then, starting In the middle, move outward in either di rection as the center of tho design is finished. Knch painter takes a pinch of sand of the necessary color and drops it in the proper plnce by rubbing It slowly between thumb and forefin ger. In this way, line by line, the pic ture comes slowly into being until at the end of several hours a finished "painting" about ! by 13 foot In slzo has been executed to the satisfaction of the chief medicine man and his ex perienced advisers. Taequea Thlbnnd. Something of the career of Thlbaud may be gathered from a sketch by A. Dandelot, editor of the Revue des Deu Mondes: "Thlbaud was bom at Bordeaux on Sept. 27, 1SSA. und it was under the guiding eye of his father that he be gan his murical education. He was nearing his ninth year when one day Ysayo came to play In Bordeaux, On leaving the tage at the end of the per formance Ysaye caught sight of the child. "'Are you pleased with me? ho asked. "'Ob, yes,' answered Jacques, "bat I could play as well.' "Laughing heartily at this audacity, 1 Tinyo gave his violin to Jacques and asked him to play. Without a trace of nervousness the child seized the instru ment nnd played one of tho numbers that had just been interpreted by Ysnye. Moved almost to team by hit performance, Ysnye took bis yoaag col league In his arms and proclaimed loud ly thnt he would one day; be the master of them all. j "At the age of thirteen Thiband en tered the Paris conservotcdra and won a first honorable mention in 1895 and the first prize in 1SU0. He was-tame. diatcly engaged by Edward Colon ne as the lint violin soiol&t of his orchestra. From that time dates the popularity of Jacques Thlbaud in Parts." London News, She Wan Too Enkaatat!r. "Teaching to me," said an enthusias tic young schoolmistress, "la a holy, calling. To sow in the young mind the seeds of future knowledge nnd watch them as they grow and develop is at pleasure greater than I can tell. I never weary of my work. My thoughts are only of" "I am very sorry," Interrupted the young man to whom she was talking, "that you are so devoted to your profes sion, Miss Clara. I had hoped that some dny I might hnve asked yon la fact, I called tonight but I hardly dara go on. In tlie light of what you" "You may go on, Mr. Smith," said tha young lady softly. "I am a little toa enthusiastic 'at times perhaps." Shr Had to Forgive. Mrs. Winks Mrs. Ayres and her hus band have had a dreadful quarrel just because sho gave him n letter to mall and he carried it around in his pockets for u week. Isn't It too silly of her? Mr. Winks Maybe thnt would make you mad too. Mrs. Winks Oh, John, I wouldn't lose my temper over a Uttlo thing like that. Mr. Wlnks-I'm glad to hear you say it, tny dear. I Just re call that I've still got that letter you gave me Inst Wednesday. Philadel phia Tress. Earapeil Her Natter, "now did you lilco the way the min ister anlnindvertcdTupon our colloquial isms last Sunday?" asked Mrs. Old castle. "I didn't notice It," replied her host ess. "Mo and Joslnh were crowded out of our own pew and had to set where we couldn't sec him when ho wasn't Btiuidln' up." Chicago Itecord-ncrnld. The Splaatrr Aant'a Opinion. Cnrrlo Do you think a woman ia Justified in marrying n man she doesn't know? Aunt Jane She certainly wouldn't be Justified In marrying a man she d!d know. Itoston Transcript 11