THE SEA COAST ECHO
PnbKqhsd every Saturday at By St.
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.
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
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
The pony was standing quite near
the car. his head stretched out and
the reins hanging down toward the
“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
“The ponies understand." said Cous
in Arthur, “and one that has been
trained will not move when he Is left
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
“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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
"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
"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
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
Even tnn honeymoon Is sometimes
obscured by % cloud.
Be Mill; the crown of life la silentness.
G lre thou a quiet hour to each long
Too much of time we upend in profitless
And foolish tnlk—too little do we nay.
If thou wouldst gather words that shall
Learning a wisdom worthy to expreaa.
Leave for awhile thy chat and empty
Study the golden apeech of allentneas.
—Arthur L. Salmon.
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
“It seemed you left church avore the
“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
“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.
“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
"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
"Shock ’em?” said Mr. Attenbor
“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
She nodded. “It's quite true,” she
“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’
“You think so?”
“Solomen trewth,” said Mr. Atten
“Perhaps you’re right,” she said.
“But,” she pointed a finger toward the
shore, “Is that Miss Griggs over
He followed the direction of her fin
ger, and saw that most of the congre
gation were assembled in groups about
“ 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
“ 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
“After we’re drowned?”
“P’raps I could —take yew over tc
“Se how deep It Is first," she said
He let himself down gingerly, and
the water closed over the knees of hie
“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
“lf you drop me, I shall never for
"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
“No, she said. "It’s damp—l should
wet my shoes. Carry mo right up to
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
Candor looks with equal fairness at
both sides of a subject.—Noah Web
The non-observant man goes through
the forest and sees no firewood. —John-
If thou would’st be obeyed as a fa
ther be obedient as a son.—William
Fools learn nothing from wise men,
but wise men learn much from fools. —
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.—
"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
"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
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
“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
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
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;
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,
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
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
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
“I haven’t yet finished.” remarked'
the clergyman, annoyed at the Inter
"She must ”
"But, please, sir.” (In dea' erstlop),
"can’t you alter that last part? W
husband Is going to be a postman."-"
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 '
"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
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