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THE SEA COAST ECHO
PnbKqhsd every Saturday at By St. Louis, MU*. Tli® Unfortunate Mutton. Oh, Mary had a little lamb. Its fleece was white as snow; Ami when the summer came its teeco AN ould melt and downward flow. Till on one sultry August day This lamb so pure and white, Alas, was melted quite away. And wholly lost to sight. —Peter Newell, in Harper’s Magazine. How Bird. Roost. The mechanism of the log and foot of a chicken or other birds that roosts on n limb is a marvel of design. It often seems strange that a bird will sit on a roost and sleep all night with out falling off. but tho explanation Is perfectly simple. Tho tendon of tho leg of a bird that roosts Is so arranged that when the leg Is bent at the knee the claws are bound to contract, and thus hold with a sort of death grip the limb round which they are placed. Put a chicken’s feet on your wrist and then make the bird sit down and you will have a practical Illustration on your skin that you will remember for some time. By this singular arrange ment, seen only In such birds as roost, they will rest comfortably and never think of holding on. for It is impossible for them to let go till they stand up. A Curious Sport. Tho word “tobogganing” In most minds is indissolubly associated with blanket costumes and frosty weather; but in Pcraka a state in the Straits Settlements, whore blanket costumes are unknown and where tho weather certainly Isn't frosty, there exists a sort of distant relation of this sport which Is probably not enjoyed In any other part of the world. There Is a huge granite slope In tho course of a mountain river, down which the water trickles about, two Inches deep, tho main stream having carved out a bed by the side of tho bowlder. This rock, the face of which has been rendered ns smooth as glass by tho constant flow of the water dur ing hundreds of years, tho Malays— men, women and children —have turned Into a toboggan slide. Climbing to the top of the rock, they sit In the shallow water, with their feet straight out and a hand on each side for steering, and then slide down tho CO feet into a pool of water. This 1s a favorite sport on sunny morn ings, as many as 200 folk being so en gaged at a time, and sliding so quick ly one after another or forming rows of two. four, and oven eight persons, that they tumble into the pool a con fused mass of screaming creatures. How “Fighting Afec“ Found 111. Sword. General Hector Macdonald began life as a draper's assistant, but find ing It too humdrum ho went for a soldier. This was quite to his liking. He saw plenty of service, and be cause ho was fond of a scrimmage they gave him his well-known nick name. So good a soldier was ho that ho was promoted from the ranks —a rarer honor 20 years ago than it is now—and as lieutenant he went through tho first Boor war. In tho disastrous battle of Majuba ho lost tho claymore that had been presented to him by his brother officers. After the fight, Captain (afterwards Colonel) P. F. Robertson, of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders, had a talk at Newcastle, in the Transvaal, with Joubert, the fa mous Boor general, who died during the second Boer war. Robertson was curious to know why so many of the British officers were killed, and Jou bert told him tho Dutch marksmen took aim specially at them. Tho rea son was that the officers were all rich men who could come and go as they pleased, whereas tho “Tommies" were all poor, and had to servo their time and do their fighting, whether they wished to or not, for that was how they made a living. Moreover tho Boer farmers bad. Joubert said, no quarrel with private soldiers, and didn't want to kill a single one of them. Then Robertson told Joubert about Hector Macdonald and hla lost sword. “Ah.” said Joubert. “that brave man must have his sword again. I will search the Transvaal for it, and offer £5 reward for it." Joubert did search, and found the sword In the possession of a farmer, who, on learn ing the story, parted with the clay more without reward. "Fighting Mao" had tho pleasure of receiving hla good claymore from the bands of General Joubert himself in the Dutch town of Newcastle.—Cassell's Little Folks. A line*. Fred was almost asleep. Ha had been traveling on the cars for nearly two days; and all of this second day they had been crossing the plains of Montana, where they had been very little to interest a boy of 10 outside the car windows. But, just as his head was beginning to droop in a sleepy nod. Cousin Ar thur took hold of his arm. and said: “Do you see that, pony standing be side the car? That is a real cowboy's pony.” Fred was awake in a moment, and he looked out of the window eagerly. The train had stopped at * station, but there were no buildings to be seen except the depot and one other small frame house. The pony was standing quite near the car. his head stretched out and the reins hanging down toward the ground. “When the cowboy thiows the reins over the pony’s head.” said Cousin Aruthur, "the pony knows that he 1s to stand still. Just as our horses stand still when they are tied.” "Why don't the cowboys tie their ponies?" asked Fred, curiously. “What would they tie them to?” asked Cousin Arthur; and then Fred laughed at his own question, for as far as he could see In any direction there was not a bush or a post In sight, to say nothing of a tree or a fence. “The ponies understand." said Cous in Arthur, “and one that has been trained will not move when he Is left that way." Just then the whistle blew for the train to start; and. as it whistled, a cowboy, the owner of the pony, dashed out of the little frame building and jumped upon the pony’s back, He wore a broad felt hat. a bright red shirt, a bandanna handherchlet tied loosely around his neck, and a pair of leather breeches with the hair left upon that part of the leather which formed the front of the legs. Around his waist was a cartridge-belt, with two big “six-shooters” fastened to it. Fred watched him with wide open eyes. When he jumped so suddenly Into the saddle, the pony placed its four feet close together and began to "buck." The motion that It made wa l!ka that of A rooklng-hore, only <> was not nearly so smooth. First ft* four foot struck the ground together, then Its back feet; and as they went as fast as he could make them go right in the same spot, and as he kept his head and tall down as close to his feet as possible, It took a very good rider to keep in the saddle. Fred laughed heartily at the comical sight, and at the same time wondered how the cowboy could keep on. But he did. Presently he struck his spurs into the pony’s sides, and with one great plunge he started off. The train had started, too; and for a mile the cow boy and his pony kept up with the train. Fred grew more and more excited as the race kept up; and. when at last the cowboy drew rein and the plucky little pony dropped behind, Fred got up and waved his cap. Then he dropped back Into his seat, but you may bo sure he was not sleepy for some time after that.—Julia D. Cowles, in the Youth's Companion. Vonlliful Llfe.Sann. In a paper In the St. Nicholas, on "Life-Savers, Old and Young," Gustav Kohbe tells of the remarkable doings of half a dozen young boys and girls. Among those not connected with the Government service who have received medals for saving or aiding to save life are a number much younger than the average age of this student crew. One of the first girls thus honored Was Edith Morgan of Hamlin,Michigan, who endeavored with her father and broth ers to row in a northerly gale and heavy sea to a vessel capsized three miles out. When the boat was forced back, Edith aided In clearing a track through the logs and driftwood for the surf-boat, which had meanwhile been summoned, and also helped launch the boat. On a previous occasion she had stood In snow six hours helping the life-savers work the whip-line of the beach apparatus. Edith Clarke, when 16 years old, and a pupil In a convent of Oakland. Cali fornia. plunged into Lake Chabot to rescue a companion who, in wading on the treacherous margin, had disap peared in GO feet of water. Edith seized the unconscious girl, and keep ing her head above water with one arm. paddled with the other, and trod water until a boat came to the rescue. Marie U. Parsons of Fireplace, Long Island, New York, was only to years old when, seeing a man and a child swept oft a pleasure-boat by the boom, and observing that the child clung to the man so that the latter could make no headway, she sprang Into a small boat and reached the spot Just in time to save these two lives. Maud King, when only 13 years old, saved three lives oft Castle Plckney. the lighthouse depot in Charleston har bor. At the time there was a south west gale and a heavy sea. In a fu rious squall, which added Impetus to the gale, a yawl containing three men and n boy was capsized. The boy managed to swim ashore; but the two men got only as far as the piles of the wharf. There they hung, too exhausted to climb up, while the third man, unable to swim, clung to the yawl. Maud, notwithstanding her mother's protests, prepared unaided, to launch a small boat in the boisterous sea. But she was joined by her aunt. Mrs. Mary Whlteley, and. together, this bravo girl and her aunt rescued the imperiled men. Frederick Kcrnochan, when only 10 years old, sprang into the Naveslnk river and rescued a woman. Henry F. Page of Scbenevus, New York, is also one of the lads who at IJ>, years old have been honored with' life-saving medals. Fully dressed, he plunged in to a mill pond and saved one of his playmates who had suddenly found himself in deep water. William B. Miller, 13 years old, of Elkton, Maryland, showed he had a cool head ns well as a brave heart by the rescue of his companion who had stepped from shallow water into a deep hole. When William seized the drowning lad, the latter began to struggle, and it was a toss-up whether William's life would bo sacrificed or not. But, with great adroitness, he. while swimming, lifted the struggling boy to a tree-trunk which protruded into the river, and thus saved both his companion's life and his own. When the "O. M. Bond" of Oswego was stranded an eighth of a mile out from Rondeau. Ontario, and the crow was hanging halt perished, in the rig ging. Walter Claus, a lad who lived upon a farm not far away, made four trips out to the wreck through the rag ing sea in a small boat, and by his own exertions saved the entire crew. These young rescuers were inspired by the noble impulse to risk their lives for the lives of others. Their exploits awaken not only the gratitude of those whom they saved, but the admiration of all to whom knowledge of their he roism may come. The age of chivalry has by no means gone by; for what can be more truly chivalrous than the deeds of those young heroes and her oines of our coast? Ilookd Hoy* Should Read. Child life, like grown life, has Its troubles, and the refuge is In the imagination. Let the mind be exer cised in the best books, and the es cape will be into a holy land. The liking for works of the imagination should then be cultivated as a normal growth, not killed as a weed Besides furnishing us with resources for pleas ure and an escape from care, the best works of the imagination are better than most historical composition, They make other times living and real, and are as little likely to mislead us ns history is. which, by its selections and evasions, has as often been the handmaid of falsehood as of fact— history, which so loves the mountain peaks and so seldom touches the low lands. In the great writers, always and everywhere, sin comes up for judgment before a Jury of the peers of the realm, and righteousness finds in some way. not always patent to us at first. Its reward. The writer holds the balance even. Ho has gone over tho evidence for ns. and hla decision la ns clear an Is that of the chief jus tice. What do we care what the Macbeth of Scottish history was, when Shakespeare has drawn the Slacheth of all the generations? The great writer is the student of emo tions, passions, principles, of which wars and constitutional amendments are only the dry recorded results.— Professor Morse, in Harper's Bazar. Ml.aourl lion*. Hud Spell. A Missouri hen has laid an egg on which was etched, "Prepair for the end Is neer.” Evidently the society for the prevention of cruelty to ani mals should Investigate that Missouri canard that the spelling reform reso lulton had been adopted by the Na tional Educational association. Louisville Courier-Journal. The good deeds that men do live Af ter them—on tombstones, HARRISON’S SAD ORDEAL EX-PRESIDENT FOUND FATHER'S BODY IN A DISSECTING ROOM. Went There to Try to rind the Iterty of on Hamble tlerinnn Which Hod Been Molen rerouted In IIU Search, end Wno Urenlly Hliackml et Hie Ul.cov.ry. The death of former President Ben jamin Harrison has enrolled in a fee residents of this city, writes a Cincin nati correspondent of the New Ybrk Bun, a tragic incident in his career which happened here not long after the death of John Scott Harrison, hla father, in May, 1878. The man who was later to be president had accept ed the nomination for governor a chort time previously and although he ran 2000 ahead of his ticket the Republi cans were defeated. It was before he had been elected to the United States senate, although that possibility was already contemplated. General Harrison had returned to his native town of North Bend, 1C miles from here, to visit his family and re new his old friendships In the place of his birth. He had gone there from Indianapolis, because It was already rumored that he might be called to Washington to serve his term as sen ator. During his visit to the little Ohio town he was made much of by the persons who had known him In his youth and although his father had just died he received many visits from the country people; one of those who came to see him was an old German woman, whoso husband had been burled re cently. “She cametosee General Harrison,” said a man who was a part of the In cident he was relating to a group of friends the night after General Har rison's death, "because she knew he was Influential, a friend of her hus band’s, and would help her in the trouble that had come with her widow hood. Her husband's body had been burled in the little churchyard of the village and a few days afterward there were unmistakable evidences that his grave had born tampered with. In vestigation showed that the body had been stolen. There was immediate sus picion that it had been sold to one of the medical colleges in this city, and the woman wanted her husband’s friend to help her to recover the body. "She told her story to General Har rison, who promised to do what he could to help her, as he was coming to Cincinnati the next day on his way back to Indianapolis. He agreed with the idea that the body had been brought here and sold for the pur poses of one of the clinics, and the first thing he did on reaching Cincin nati was to consult with' the chief of police, "The general and he agreed as to the best means of conducting the search. The chief got a warrant and sent a constable with him and his friends to all of the medical colleges here. The first institution they went there they found no signs of the body. General Harrison knew that ho would be able to identify it and he spared no effort in nuking the search thor ough. Every body in the dissecting room was shown to the party, and when General Harrison tola us that he had failed to find any that looked like the old German wo moved on to the three other colleges with dissect ing rooms, in none of these was there any sign of the body tor which we were searching, although General Harrison looked at every cadaver from those which had just been brought in to those pickled in the cellars down stairs. • "Wo had about given up hope, and only the general's suggestion that we return to the Ohio State college once more led the party back there again. Wo felt certain that there was no place wo had not seen, but when General Harrison thought that it might pay to look through the rooms again wo all wont back willingly. The dissecting room in the State col lege was on the top floor, and the cel lar, in which the bodies were kept, was directly under this. The subjects were lifted from the cellar to the top floor by a pulley rope, which passed through the different floors by means of trap doors cut on every landing; In these were cut holes for the ropes. Wo had walked up the staircase with out noticing this rope, especially un til we reached the dissecting room, and then understood from Us appear ance for what purpose it was used. The constable in the party put his hand on it just ns we were leaving the room and felt that it was taut; he sug gested to General Harrison that the trap door be opened and that what ever was on it bo hoisted to the room in which we were standing, in order to see what it was. "The janitor of the building, with one of the instructors, was showing us through. He demurred at this sug gestion: but when General Harrison indicated to him plainly that he wished the rope pulled up the two men complied. We stepped back from the trap door, which was opened; the janitor leaned forward and pulled down the rope, which brought up the object attached to the other side. "Suddenly there shot into view through tha aperture from the floor below the naked body of an old man. A rope was tied around the nock and in this was a hook attached to the rope that served to lift the bodies upward. General Harrison had been through all sorts of experiences that evening with the bodies of so many kinds that we had seen. He had never flinched or hesitated to examine closely enough to see if he had found the missing hus band of his old friend. He was not an emotional man, hut changed color at the sight of the body that came Into view, its head had already been shaved for the dissecting table. He spoke a few hurried words to the con stable that none of us heard. The of ficial remained in the room, while we left It at General Harrison's request. These two remained alone with the college officials in the dissecting room up stairs while we awaited them down stairs, confident mat the missing body had been found. "It was not until the constable came to dismiss us that we Icarne t the truth. The body which so suddenly came Into view was that of General Harrison’s father. John Scott Harrison, the grand son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence: the son of a president of the United states, and a distin guished lawyer, soldier and statesman; but he was the prey of body snatchers, just as the humble German In the same cemetery at North Bend had been. “Naturally, we did not see the gen eral again that night. He sent for a friend, and with him went to the news paper offices in the city, explaining the matter fully, and requesting that the least possible notice be given to it. As far ns I can remember now, the incident was scarcely alluded to. and at all events its details never became public. The body was returned quietly to the grave at North Bend, which had been robbed by ghouls from Cin cinnati who had supplied the medics’ college* during the entire winter; "The authorities in the college where General Harrison found bis father’s body supposed that the cadaver on the dissecting table, when they learned the business of our Investigating par ty, was that for which wo were seek ing. U was then lowered Inuf the cellar on the rope, and when we went down there to look It bad been lifted to the floor above. In that way It had been concealed until the sudden de mand that the taut rope be drawn up was made on the Janitor and Instructor within. "A party of us went out on the fol lowing day after we had heard of the Incident to visit the cemetery of North Bend, and found John bcott Harrison’s grave empty. The fresh earth had been removed, the upper part of the coffin lid cut away and the body tak en. 1 never heard whether the body for which the search wes originally started was ever found, but 1 know that the chief of police, who learned of the Incident, saw to It that the dead In that little cemetery were protected in the future. “General Harrison confessed shortly after the Incident that he had never In his life gone through an experience like that which followed his first dis covery that It was his father’s body hanging by the neck to a rope only a few days after ho had been burled with all the honor that the region could show.” PRETTY CUBAN CIRL& They Are Pretty, T.tingnorous, nml Won. <ler at American Girls’ Activity. Mrs, Mary A. Ames, who has been In Cuba for the past 18 months with her son, talks Interestingly of the people, or rather of the Cuban girl, for she saw little of the Cuban man, and a great deal of the girls. In fact, Mr. Harry Marshall of Little Rock, Ark., who was associated with Mr. Ames, married a Cuban girl. There are no people -on earth as In teresting as Americans; of this we are assured by high authority; but It Is interesting to hear Mrs Ames draw the contrast between the American and the Cuban girl. Unless, indeed, it gets on your nerves, then you had better eschew (Jiiba and Its people. “In the first place," said Mrs. Amos, “They the generally pretty In a lang onrous way, but as a rule they are not mentally active, and conversation with them as between woman and woman Is a little stupid. With the man It Is rather different, for they make up In animation what they lack in mental cultivation. They dance and dress, play cards and flirt admirably." An occupation which Is essential to American girls Is unknown to the Cu ban girl. Would she be a shop girl? Never. Neither docs she do any man ner of labor In the home, unless one could call embroidery and fancy work of all kinds labor. Her little white hands are smooth and white and as free from scars as they were the day she was born. Even the most reduced of them will not lace her own shoes. She thinks It horrid for the American girl to do any of these things, but there Is one American custom in which they think the American girl has a decided advantage, and that Is not having a chaperone every minute of her life. But what they lack In admiration for the American girl they make up In adoration for the American man. They think there Is nothing like him In all the world. The Cuban men do not ad mire him so extensively, and It was funny to note that none of the Ameri can men went for a shave, to a shop, a ball or to the home of one of the senoritas that all the Cuban mcn<4n town could not have told you his ex act whereabouts. "Cuba," said Mrs. Ames, “Is not tho place to indulge in fine clothes, Jewel ry and all manner of fripperies, for everything of the kind Is so expensive there. One needs an empire at one’s back to meet the exorbitant prices charged to an American In the shops. The native, of course, gets oft easier. Thirty dollars Is the regular price for dressing the hair of a bride and It is done no better than tho deft fingers of an American girl could do It In 10 minutes. "The girls who have been educated in Paris are of course broader In their feelings and antipathies, they read books and magazines and papers with as much avidity as the American girl, but these arc not In the majority oven among the best classes. "Women do not shop In Cuba as they do In tho States. At first I wondered what It meant, that what I took to be peddlers would be entering the homos of the wealthier classes at all hours of the, day with great rolls of goods. It turned out to be tho shopkeepers car rying their goods to the ladles to make a selection. Their gowns provoke as much thought ami discussion as our own, but It is all done within the shad ow of her own home. “The Cuban girl does not trouble her little head much about Its cover ing. At all hours of the day, If she appears at all, It is with uncovered head In the broiling sun, but they either have a superstition about the moon, or else some well authenticated reason for protecting themselves against the potency of Its rays, for no one ever thinks of going with uncov ered head In the moonlight. "What do you think of the Cuban girls’ chances for making a place for herself in the world?” "I don’t think there is a chance for much mental activity In any direction In that climate. Transplanted, she has wit enough to rise to almost any occasion, and In a colder climate and in contact with women who ’do things’ there Is hope for not only a change of ideas, but a renewal of energy.”— Marie Alice Phillips, in Atlanta Jour nal. Brtcil < *!* Ufa Three Times. A correspondent sends to The Lon don Spectator tho following anecdote: ‘'The servant man of one of my friends took a kitten to a pond with the Intention of drowning It. Hla master’s dog was with him, and when the kitten was thrown Into tho water the dog sprang in and brought it back safely to land. The second lime the man threw It In. and again the dog rescued It; and when for tho third time the man tried to drown It, the dog, as resolute to save the little helpless life W the man was to destroy it, swam with It to the other side of the pool,’ ran all the way homo with it, and safely deposited It before the kitchen Are, and ‘ever after’ they were insep arable, sharing even the same bed." First Lynching In Franc*. From Montreull, a small town, comes a story of lynching of two burglars who nau Incidentally assault ed the lady of the house while her hus band, bound and gagged, looked help lessly on. It 1b the first lynching In France, so far as known. —New York World. Even tnn honeymoon Is sometimes obscured by % cloud. BE STILL. Be Mill; the crown of life la silentness. G lre thou a quiet hour to each long day. Too much of time we upend in profitless And foolish tnlk—too little do we nay. If thou wouldst gather words that shall avail. Learning a wisdom worthy to expreaa. Leave for awhile thy chat and empty tale— Study the golden apeech of allentneas. —Arthur L. Salmon. | iwlm] ▼TTTWTWVTTTV'r'r Miss Betty Mayne had been back In Llndenthorpe for a week, and for a week Llndenthorpe had been shocked. Miss Mayne felt hurt. When she re turned she had been homesick for the sea and the seaboard folks, left be hind when her aunt carried her up to London years before: and friendliness was In her heart toward them. In stead of receiving the same, she had been met with envy and Jealousy and all uncharltableness. Partly It was her fault, partly theirs. They only f remembered her as the Imp and scape goat of the village, who played on the rocks all day long with bare feet, and they resented her grown up fashlona blllty. She could not help realising that she was better dressed, know more of the world and was In many ways a hundred years ahead of Lln denthorpe. Then, again, Mr. Silas At tenborough, who always did the right thing, and whoso actions, accordingly, were viewed withanlndulgenteyo, had seemed In clangor of doing the wrong thing. “Moonstruck," Miss Griggs de clared him to be. And the Minx was not even flattered. It was on Sunday that the shock of shocks occurred. To begin with, sev eral minutes after service had begun Miss Betty Mayne walked In —almost strolled In —as cool as a cucumber, and clad In the most outrageously fine dress, and stood In the entrance (In stead of modestly finding herself a seat) poking away at the stones with a green parasol, until Mr. Attenbor ough. who was church warden —the youngest church warden Llndenthorpe had ever had —rose In his Sunday best to show her to a place. People were more disgusted than sur prised when Miss Mayne, after fanning herself ostentatiously for some time, rose and stalked out of church by the front door. Such behavior was to be expected from a Minx. It was what followed that loft Llndenthorpe re signed to anything short of an earth quake. Miss Mayne wandered down toward the beach In a pensive mood and took a seat on a bit of sandstonh. She was a pretty sight In blue and gold, whatever Miss Griggs’ opinion might be. A church warden is at lib erty to differ from a Sunday school mistress on a question like this, and Mr. Silas Attenborough, as he walked from church down to the sea, and saw the Minx on her rock, differed in toto from Miss Griggs. He felt a desire to rebuke the Minx for her conduct In church that morning, but was It wise to venture to the rocks? He was Ift his Sunday clothes, and not very sure of foot among the slippery weeds. Neverthless, his sense of duty being strong, Mr. Attenborough crossed the rublcon and at length reached the sandstone rock. The Minx nodded to him. “I saw you in church this morn ing,” she said. “I zee you,” said Mr. Attenborough. 1 "It was very funny,” she went on. “The very first thing I noticed was a chalk mark on your coat from leaning against the pillars, and I do believe you’ve got It on still.” This was hardly the conversation Mr. Attenborough had pictured to him self, ami he rubbed the chalk away before replying. “It seemed you left church avore the sermon?” “Dreadfully ventilated. Isn’t It?” she said, nodding. ‘‘l really wonder peo ple don’t get suffocated sometimes.” “It were a powerful sermon.” “Short ones always are, I think. Or did yon come after me before It was finished?” “Coom after?” —Mr. Attenborough was taken aback. He had hurried, cer tainly; but he hardly expected the Minx to notice that. “Coom after avore f sermon was finished?” Ho recovered himself indig nantly. “I shouldn't think oft. But—" “You didn't expect to see me here?” Since the Minx sat on a rock in full view of the shore, Mr. Attenborough evaded what seemed a fruitless ques tion. "It’s agreeable by t' sea here avore dinner," he remarked. "The same as ever," she said —“all Lindentlrorpe's the same as ever—the sea and the village and the folks. They might have slept and never waked since the day I left —seven years ago. Oh!”—she roused herself to suddeh animation—“but I’d like to shock them!” "Shock ’em?” said Mr. Attenbor ough, aghast. “Shock you all—because I detest people who can be shocked. And It 1 knew for certain that I detested Lln denthorpe I’d be content to leave It and never see It again.” She sank back against the rock. “Would you now?” said Mr. Atten borough, astonished. She nodded. “It's quite true,” she said. “1 doan’t think I’m easy t’ shock," he said guardedly. "You'?” She shook with laughter. “You? Why, you were shocked In church this morning. You’d be shocked if I were to push you into that pool; you’re shocked now at bearing me suggest such a thing." “T church Is different,” remarked he, hastily changing from the pool. “But out of t' church I’m not easy t’ shock.” “You think so?” “Solomen trewth,” said Mr. Atten borough decidedly. “Perhaps you’re right,” she said. “But,” she pointed a finger toward the shore, “Is that Miss Griggs over there?” He followed the direction of her fin ger, and saw that most of the congre gation were assembled in groups about the shore. “ Tls indeed." he groaned; "an’ Miss Griffin and t’ whole Sunday school watching us. I think that we shud be getting back.” “Don’t let me keep you," she said. "It is not keeping me. ’Tls only”— He looked about him for an excuse. “Zip me! T’ sea.”— "What do you mean?” ”T’ sea,” said Mr. Attenborough. “It’s coom up*’— She sprang to her feet In great In dignation— “ This comes of your talking. Why couldn’t you keep your eyes open— what Is to be done?" "Could yew wade?" euggeeted Mr> Attenborough, apologetically. H knew nothing of the rocks and whal dephths cut him off from the shore i Only he remembered that In old day : the Imp of the lllage knew every Inch— “ Wade? In my best things?" Hei scornful tone made him feel more a( fault than ever. "P’raps they’ll send us a boat, he said. “After we’re drowned?” “P’raps I could —take yew over tc th' shore?" “Se how deep It Is first," she said Imperiously. He let himself down gingerly, and the water closed over the knees of hie best trousers. “Think yew would lolke to be car ried?” he asked, dolefully, stretching out his arms tor her to hurry. But she kept him there while she struggled to hide her laughter, and then said threateningly— “lf you drop me, I shall never for give you.” "And If I doan't drop yew?" said he. "Llndenthorpe never will" — "Coom,” he said. And at that she let him take her in his arms. The folk of Llndenthorpe on the beach were taking much Interest In the pro ceedings. “The Minx!" said Miss Griggs! “did you ever?” The church warden was splashing through pools of water, regardless of his appearance, and only careful to protect the affect ed burden In bis arms. Most of Lln denthorpe was assembled on the shin gle when he reached the unlnvaded sand. Miss Betty Mayne made no mo tion of descent "Shall 1 set yew doon here?" he asked. “No, she said. "It’s damp—l should wet my shoes. Carry mo right up to the shingle.” He breathed hard, not because of her weight, which was nothing, but because of the publicity of the thing. "Whom be I carrying?” he asked. "Be 1 carrying ma sweetheart?" "If —you will,” she said, stormed by his unexpected boldness. He put her down In the middle of the assembled folk, some of whom feigned to be watching the sea. Miss Griggs hap pened to be the nearest, and she shook her head archly at the church warden. “I’m shocked,” she said. “We’re all shocked, Mr. Attenborough.” “Are yew?" said he. "I’m —I’m sweethearted." —The King. HORSES NOT AS HARDY AS MEN. I>nrlna Wnr These Animal* Succumb to Hunger unit l ullcue, There have been many Instances in which fights have been lost or won ac cording to the number and condition of the horses engaged. When the siege of Plevna commenced the Rus sians were bringing all their stores and food from Slstova by the aid of 66.000 draft horses, and at the end of the siege It was found that no less than 22.000 of them had died from hard work and exhaustion. The want of rest and food tells on a horse far more than on a man, for In the case of the latter there are stimulating In fluences of patriotism, the glory of vic tory. and other feelings which are not existent in the nature of a horse. Quite half the horses In England sent to tho Crimea never returned, most of them having died from hard work and starvation. Indeed, only about 600 were killed In action. So reduced and starved have the poor beasts become on occasions of this kind that they have been known to eat one another's tails and to gnaw the wheels of the gun carriages. Na poleon took with him across the Nlo. man 60.000 cavalry horses, and on bis return in six months be could only muster 16,000. More than half the horses which were engaged In out BRyptlan wnr of 1882 were disabled; 600 of these were killed and only three-fifths slain In action. In the Afghan war of 1838 It Is said that 3000 camels and half the horses engaged were lost In three months. It will thus be seen that actual fighting does not claim so many horses as starvation or overwork. Defective shoeing, sore backs, want of food and rest, and other similar causes go far toward rendering horses useless for practical warfare. ’ One more and Im portant cause needs careful attention, and It Is the danger of Injury horses run when being shipped across the sea. They are In constant motion; they continually fall—many of them to ho trampled to death—and the rest become frightened, kick and batter one another about, and are rendered useless. As an instance of this, It was found that one regiment on the way to tho Peninsula war was deprived of Just half of Its horses on the voyage. —London Golden Penny. PEARLS OF THOUGHT. Cheerfulness Is the best promoter of health—Addison, Candor looks with equal fairness at both sides of a subject.—Noah Web ster. The non-observant man goes through the forest and sees no firewood. —John- son. If thou would’st be obeyed as a fa ther be obedient as a son.—William Penn. Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from fools. — Lavater, A lazy man Is of no more use than a dead man. and he takes up more room—O. S. Marden. One of the best effects of thorough Intellectual training Is a knowledge of our own capacities.—Bain, The world Is full of thoughts and you will find them strewed everywhere In your path.—Elihu Burrltt. It has cost many a man life or for tune for not knowing what he thought he was sure of.— J. S. White. Won IIU Wny. At Cornell university there Is a y6ung fellow with remarkable grit. To begin with, he had *llO. Of this sum ho paid *IOO for tuition, and the remainder for boohs. He found a place where he could get his board for waiting upon the table. He suc ceeded In getting a room by tending a furnace In the house. He has gone right along with his studies, without Incurring debt. The future must hold a bright place for such a young man— and he Is not alone in on* college.— Success. plflforent Spelling* "So you’re the sheriff now, Bill?” "That's what I am.” "And you’re going to take me In, are you? The beat friend you ever had? Well, I suppose this la where friendship ceases.’’ "Either that or where friendship seizes.” —Yonkers Statesman. In these days an Inventor Is likely to receive some reward for the product of his genius. As, for instance. Prof essor Pufln received 1800.000 for his Invention of n ocean telephone. DEADLY LOCKJAW GERM ODD WAYS IN WHICH TENANUS MAY ENTER THE SYSTEM. Bacillus Lurk* In Dirt and Any Saratch May Admit It—Cana* from Toy Plntol*. Diving and Mar* Toot - Danger from FUhe* Alao—Symptom* of lb* JJlaanaa. The lockjaw bacillus Is a formid able beast. It la Inseparable from dirt Dirty hands, lurking bacillus, a scratch or cut —and the mischief Is done, declares a writer In the New York Sun. The unenlightened public persists In associating all lockjaw with rusty nails, and quite refuses to accept the bacillus that was formally Introduced In 1885. Asa matter 'of fact, the nail’s only function Is the making of a wound through which the poison can enter the system, and an oyster shelf or a toy pistol can serve the purpose of the bacillus quite as well as a nail. Why this bacillus should be espe cially prevalent In certain localities scientists do not explain, but the fact remains. The Shrewsbury river lx a happy hunting ground for the beast, and a clam shell out of the mud, down there, may Inflict a scratch that will mean death. All Long Island mud Is full of the bacillus, and the fact that Long Island children live to grow up would speak volumes for their clean liness, were It not that exposure to sunlight kills the bacillus Immediate ly, and so the sun fights for the pres ervation of the Long Island species. New York Itself Isn’t Inhospitable to the tetanus bacillus. In 1899 there were 90 deaths from lockjaw In Now York City and Its vicinity, many of the cases being due to accidental wounds made by toy pistols on the Fourth of July. The pistol wounds In themselves would not have bothered the small boys more than on any other Fourth. Probably there were no more of the wounds than there usually are on that glorious day; but. un luckily for the owners of the pistols, lockjaw bacilli were out In tremen dous numbers that season and seized the opportunity offered by the pistol wounds. No hoy can celebrate the Dec laration of Independence properly and keen his hands clean, so there was no escaping the lurking foe. Last year two cases of lockjaw In this city were duo to abrasions on the head, caused by diving In shallow water. The diver In each case struck his head against slmethlng sharp on the river bottom, and the bacillus In the mud entered through the cut, causing lockjaw within a tew hours. A wound upon the face or head. If affected by the bacillus, will be more dangerous than a wound upon the foot or hand. The poisoning develops more rapidly and is more violent In form. A large majority of lockjaw cases originate In the feet or hands of the sufferers because those parts of the body are most exposed. In warm climates the disease Is more common than In colder locali ties, not because the germ revels in heat, but because the feet are less heavily shod In warm countries and so are more liable to Injury. For the same reason In the south, more Negroes than Caucasians have lockjaw. The Negro makes a practice of going barefoot and his feet are fre quently scratched or cut. In one re cent mild case of • tetanus poison, caused by stepping upon a nail, a New York doctor analyzed leather scrapings taken from the shoe, around the point of Incision, and found them full of tetanus bacilli which had been rubbed from the nail In Its passage through the thick leather. Had the patient’s foot been bare, the germs would have entered the wound. Another New York doctor tells of several cases of lockjaw which he has treated, while at his summer home, and which have been caused by the Introduction of the tetanus bacillus through wounds by the horns of catfish. “I have known of tetanus pplsonlng from cuts made by fish fins and from lobster claws and from oyster or clam shell,” said the doctor to a Sun report er, "and I’d advise any one to suck a wound like that vigorously, the Instant It is made. The poison isn’t ordinarily on the fish or the shell, but It Is on the dirty bands, and a fisherman is pretty likely to have dirty hands and to get occasional scratches In handling fish.” The mosquito carries the tetanus bacillus along with other germs, and In localities whore the bacillus is plentiful cases of lockjaw for which no cause could at first be found have been traced to mosquito bites. In violent cases of lockjaw the poi son toxlne may develop and produce alarming symptoms within a few hours after the entrance of the bacil lus Into the blood, but In most cases the development Is slow at the outset. The trouble shows first In a soreness and stiffness of the side neck muscles, and gradually slight spasms of the muscles appear. These spasms Increase In violence, and extend to the muscles at the back of the neck, and then to the entire spine and trunk. The abdominal and chest muscles become rigid, and the spine Is ordinarily curved. The face takes on grimaces, with the forehead furrowed, the angles of the mouth drawn back Into a grin, and the Jaw firmly set; and this facial expression, In connection with the hoarse noise made by the sufferer, renders a case of violent tetanus poisoning one of the most frightful sights In the range of medical experience. Chronic con vulsions sweep over he body, at Inter vals more and more frequent, as the case becomes more violent. The slightest noise or Jar or even a current of air being enough to bring on one of the spasms. It is only during these convulsions that the patient suffers pain. Mild cases may last several weeks; but In acute cases, death occurs In from one to seven days, and then mor tality la very high. It Ir estimated that about 90 percent of the oases end fatally, and, among Infants, there Is no recovery. The mortality from lock jaw Is. however, decreasing, as a knowledge of the nature of the disease becomes more widespread and physi cians learn how to treat It. Analysis has shown that tetanln poi son is much like strychnine poison In Its effects, though much stronger, and various experiments have been made to flad an antitoxin that will neutralize the poison. While the results have not been thoroughly satisfactory prompt Inoculation with tetanln anti toxin Is undoubtedly valuable in many cases and should always bo tried If that Is possible. Thorough cauterization of the wound ’’ “ e rr ry ;, and ’ ,f done promptly. J , d r l ßr y prevent danger; hut the difficulty Is that the wound Is often too slight to occasion any notice or alarm until the toxin has developed and the harm is done. When the disease Is once fully d e . veloped the physician has a difficult proposition upon his hands. The p a . flnt Is relaxed by the use of ohlore. form, and hypodermic mornhi„„ bromide Injections are given u ** 4 plications are sometimes hem.?** The patient is kept In a dart C ‘* l and absolutely quiet, the sUghw’ 0 * cltement being enough to brine a vulslons. If there is no tooth m? C0 * - In the patient’s closed Jaw It m B#ln g unusual to extract one, so that . ach tube may be passed throurw opening and nourishment given i„ way. Artificial respiration j, necessary. A case developing Z, the sixth day has chances of , ery; but. If the trouble does pear until after the 12th day m,, comparatively little hope for th r ” 11; tlent. 06 WOMEN IN MEN'S CLOTHES. Career* at Feminine Advocate, of H online Attire. ** ; The case of Murray Hall, the WM . ' an whb so long deceived New v v In regard to her sex. la by no without parallel. About a year Z ‘ “Ellis Glenn,” who had fled t r ‘ debt* and an engagement to Ella n,l* ' of Litchfield. 111., confessed when £ rested Jo being a woman, and yet had lived for some time In a sniin town, doing a man's work and awake* 1 Ing no suspicion whatever. There m many tales of women who served j. 5 soldiers, and one of these, thoroMwJ authenticated, was reported only I short time ago from the Philippine One Maggie Curley served before u, mast; Minnie Briggs, a trapeze former, worked as an export telegraph linesman, and “Otto Schaffer," a K sas hermit and soldier, turned out to be a woman, though given, nev.-ith* less, a military funeral. History f ur . nishes numberless examples from an cient times to the more modern i B . stances noted by Krafft-Eblng. Perhaps the most famous ease of this kind is that of the “Countm" Sarolta Vay, 10 years ago. The child of an Austrian colonel, with n large family of daughters only, she reared as a boy and was a well luio t "man about town.” In Pcsth. drinking and smoking, and even appearing i t military uniform. When her family finally tired of the farce she refuse to give It up, and was not until she married the daughter of ii schoolmaster and squandered all fa wife’s money. Chevalier D’Eon, when Louis XV. wanted a woman to act u secret agent on a Russian mission, u. sumed tho role and broke a dozen hearts In Moscow. The sex of one Englishman, a figure at court, was die covered only by death, while Queen Christina of Sweden, after roslgniaf her crown at 28, spent half her time In European cities dressed In min'i, attire. The Venetian Tonlna Marinello fought through tho campaigns of Gari baldi. passing as the brother of her husband being decorated for bravery. Mary East kept a saloon with a worn, an called her wife. Louts Herman, i well known courier and a good Its gulst, has for 42 years been affecting men’s clothes. Then there Is Dr. Mary Walker and Dr. James Barry, tbs English army surgeon, who fought a duel at the Cape with one who dared call her a woman, Nora Smith of Ohio, hid her sex for 12 years, and “Frank Blunt” managed a lumber camp, was married and divorced be fore detected. Mrs, Lindsey went ai a spUHer through our civil war; Louise Watson, a child of rich parenU, braved London as a boy. and Mary Talbot was a cabin boy, broke one woman’s heart and was killed la a brawl with London police: Bessie Flnegold married a New York girl, Catherine Coombs was an English miner and Mrs. Logauanl also one In Hazleton. Mrs. Julia Forest took her injured husband’s place also In the Pennsyl vania mines, and for 20 years Mrs. Westover was tho town barber o( Marlboro, Ct.. “Tony Leesa” was loved by every girl In a Yonkers fac tory until she herself fell In love and married a man. Army muster rolli are, however, after all, tho place la look for these cases. Private Jorgen son served for 20 years In the Victoria Rifles, and In Fox’s "Regimental I-osses” wo note examples ns follows: Charles D. Fuller. 4Gth Pennsylvania,, detected and discharged; Sergeant' Frank Mayno, 12Gth Pennsylvania, and sorted, and subsequently killed In bat tle In another regiment: Franklll Thompson, 2d Michigan, detected; L. M. Blaylock, 2Gth North Carolina, de tected. Most of these women served, before being discharged, with unusual bravery, and their cases almost parall el that of Christian Cavnnagh. tbs English woman, who enlisted with her impressed husband In Holland, wu wounded at Mamlllles and then re mained with the regiment as a coot —Philadelphia Press. Rough on the Bride. At a small country church a ncwlf married couple were Just receiving some advice from tho elderly vicar u to how they were to conduct them selves and so always live happily. "You must never both get cron t once; It Is the husband’s duty to pro tect his wife whenever an occasion arises, and a wife must love, honor and obey her husband, and follow him wherever he goes.” "But, sir—” pleaded the youaf bride. “I haven’t yet finished.” remarked' the clergyman, annoyed at the Inter ruption. "She must ” "But, please, sir.” (In dea' erstlop), "can’t you alter that last part? W husband Is going to be a postman."-" The King. Aiding and Abetting. A cheap-jack Leeds Butcher brought his cart jto a standstill In Lady Laos An old woman looked with longlni eyes at the pile of bones and gristle which the butcher loftily referred to as "Joints" amt “steaks," but was e* ■ dently very poor Indeed, for she hesi tated to pay threepence for a scale ful of "selected bits," ' , “ ’Ere, have 'em at tuppcoce, growled the butcher. “It’s too much," said the woman “ ‘Ave ’em at a penny.’ ’’ Still the woman hesitated. There was a look of pity, nd ,e “ with disgust, on his face as he B Br ' mured pathetically: "Still too much? 'Ere. 'ant! K- ‘ turn my back while you sneak ’em Ten in Onr Southern The question of labor has bee” dealt with quite as skilfully as to natural problems of heat and mo* ture; and while It still costs son*- thing like eight times as much have a pound of tea picked In Soll ] . Carolina as the same service worn demand In Asia, yet much of this coffl' paratlve loss has already been anced—and much more. It Is hop ■ will (joon be balanced —by B rea V'. productiveness In the field, by tn substitution of machinery for hand • hor In the factory and by the man facture of varieties of teas which fro Inherent chemical causes, cannot brought from tha Orient— He Tl,w Reviews.