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.1,1 Ahat nAv His rain.
7 row, nml the tear,
t, . , i .Inpsrted year;
i b , I, riltd tonrnt the slfrlis 1
Ji.i t! nik you: would yon bs as wise,
''is h-l k'ful, or hi strong?
,' knu onM Iny the burden clown
fliitt 1 own your hnnrt nt whiles,
! fen everythliiBthnt w" frown
itin I live life of smiles;
I Uinrpv M a chllil sifitln,
An tr.. from thoughts of earn
"ill.) yon sppesr to other meu
tors 'noble or more fnlr?
''lino! n man should do bis part
vut) curry nu m iur.,
, lu'.'e.l to nlmro with svery heart
fnii roOKlmess of the roml:
l.. i.i ttilnklnir overmu
n to ttilnklnir ovwriiiuOil
. .mil irrlnfH behind.
l,it Kind to bn In fullot touoU
l frith nil hi" hnimm NJntl.
0 5lii". B. Uuxton, lu Harper's Weokly.
"I By C. Y. Maltland. 8
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10" L 1 Ti T) TT Tl a inn
miaht marry n
worso man, Ove
Iju. Indeed, in
my mind, you
might ro a long
way before you
found a better."
Evelyn Archer
tossed her head,
and gave a long,
sharp Blanco at
to tan of whom thoy were speaking,
osifshowed, muanwliile, a gleam uf
i y teoth, in a doubtful smile,
net wan stondiug on the platform
nnimsy railroad station, dressed for
tluOrneyj, in a neat, stylish, rich
lie r "
e :Je matt indicated was Dick liar
isu, and he was on a locomotive,
ill ifotigh, smoke-bogrimod suit, with
mtes rolled up, to show brawny
sicX a hot tossed back, revea'.iug his
, curling hair, nud a. stroug,
it t'cut, smut-stained face; his head
a iont forward and his ears await
ikkne signal for starting,
s U one would have wondered then
i njvelyu Archer. She was so ex
wiling!y dainty and beautiful; he so
b idfully coarse aud dirty." And
t. ifooe, Dare, in his Sunday clothes,
itiniis face as clean as other men's,
Evelyn to marry him. She did
otlifiy "No'." severely. Sho could
ior (with! JJare standing, so strong
lort'liaiulsome, before her, and his
lent Jug, aamost eyes on her face,
let 1 old him, with all the geutle
) Aiof tier nature, that she had
tcbiijl him but a little while; that she
diaifio young, us yet, to think of lov
jny one; that she was quite sure
il made n mistake in caring for
rott''4ind many more such simple yet
a';icnnt words, which made him
' I'tBtanil that he was rejeotod.
csi was going homo now with Kate
mJ 'L her cunni.
coc Merrill, Kate's lover, who knew
Je Well,.: was pleading his cause.
ptiu.Ju ihink that he is not good
Bol& fot you, Kvelyn," said Will.
dest tUjit precisely, but I am snro
3t "bt to tin (1 a husband a liUlo
PPKI in the social scale than an en
1 'H 1 cau't get over it. I liko
lue tl think him flue looking; but a
se8'wHo ; has pride or ambiUou will
;uorcod along through lifo looking
te ctcUitouey-swocp."
itora:4ue day you will find him out
tppe'ay ltu may do something to sur-
f- jibe would ouly do something
dull ift'baps I might liko him a lit-
, a'ju8lle(1 Ev'y"-
the nit! ou wi" not forEet
an( I have told you?"
' thefr"
rs th bfll rang just then, and
;or jl)fttcrit and took their seats, and
is art's""1 tia'u 'ott 8Ue lla qui'e for
ila inj1'-
t im;f should bhe not? Ghe oauld
80(1, jl tha heat of the locomotive, or
s at lit of dust and cinders in her
their Hhe was clean and cool, and
ir lufiot have a thought but of pleas
whofct then.
Inbs h they rode, eating their dainty
mall f i reading the clean-paged
id eiKvlhey had brought along; buy
i IjiuJicu. cluster of pond lilies at a
1 pecij gating out on the varied,
At riovig panorama of towns, vil
two felH country and shadowy for
a wliojl chatting, laughiug and feel
aun t' "hould all who have youth and
t tlieiifli uad not a care on earth per
esco'sappy. if it b! journey ended in good time,
1 to-iil1 frfiNli and unwearied the two
oago llepptd out on the platform, and
or..the carriage which was to
do-m tliBbi to Kate's home,
aadgeion was in the way, and as
AssyH stepped aside, a voice said:
from yoi Miss Archer?"
it U0tooitei down for the sound
lie My came up aud saw a smnll
isigniiide her, holding a bouquet of
Miss Archer," she re'
lignifi ):
,o it bl lniin
Qnds hi o
on the engino told mo to
von ' nnul f Iia l.r.w
iuiuui. jiuii.oii, oui mere was uo man
r iucKJooomotive just then, ao she
0 ciu'Bin, and suid:
its to j Liiu I thank him."
11, wb'ihejiurriod away after Kate,
uaiH';tli;it he might make his appear
ig otf bd thus compel her to speuk to
,rm to icrf was no dauger. Dare was
1 eye. v-i-quite uear eno ich to see
o-lis jed lingers close over the flow
the J the smile upon her lips, and
that fl nothing more. He was too
t repr lot her see him just then, so
P not have harbored a fear.
-urrifvu5 wa" vey little account
ilAurallf" rcller, for she had scores
nA wlit Iheywerooll sorts good,
Id uf '"""'"""'i 8na aia ana
in.aV.u i. .
tM" or bMk little tl-0"ble.
hintf"ufwe11' if u bad been any
ot tbe
' in tbe world, or she had
ii liim dressed ui and nrik.
for I
.y liandsomo. she would have
iiing about him, but as it was
ed the
as om
' Biado her, to say the least,
u,what Kalo said to Evolyn,
.ill lulla.. 1?....l.. 1
n,t? ny and exoited voices.
111, 7 . "leamast room.
1 la
r umij
p im ii r
has been su0U drendful
d than "a 1)ttre Harrington--poor
on oi"
agtou "
Evelyn's pai tad aud then the
words froee upon her lips.
"Ho stood by his eugiue to the last.
They ny he might have savod his own
life if be would, but he stood at his
post and died there.
"No, he didn't!" put in Will Merrill.
"He stood at his post like a hero, and
he is jammed into a jolly, but he isn't
Then Evelyn found strength to
"Whore is he?"
In a little while, wilhont clearly
knowing how or why, slio bad crossed
the long station, which bad been trans
formed into a hospital, aud was stand
ing by wrecked and broken Dare Harrington.
They said ho would die; but, in
epite of that, they hacked away at him
and deprived liim of one arm, and
finally left liim spliuterod and bound
and bandaged from head to foot, and
Evelyn took up her place beside him,
and raved at everybody who proposed
taking him away.
Then for days sho beard of nothing
but his death, which might nt any
moment be expected, and she lived iu
a statu of horrible expectation.
But ho could not die; lifo was very
strong and iu high favor with him,
uud ho clung to it, and fairly drove
dentil bank.
In the md, one day he woke to con
sciousness, and found Evelyn Archer
sittiug near him, reading, and looking
almost as white as the oue hand which
lay helplessly on the coverlet before
TLcn by decrees ho came to know
that sho never loft him, and that all
the tender attentions which ho re
ceived and which he so loved, Men
from her hands.
After awhile he spoke to her, and
had tho supremo pleasure of seeing
her turn white and burst into tears,
and cliiRp her hands as though all the
nappiness on earth bad suddenly
fallen upon her.
"I shall get well, after all, he said,
one day. "Then what can I do?"
"They say," she said, "that tho
company will do wonders for you, be
cause yon were bo brave and tine."
"I cannot go ou the engine again.
Well, you did not like the engine, did
"No I"
Aud Erelyu looked ashamed other-
"I wonld have left it, if I had
thought it could have made any dif
ference to yon, but I knew you could
not fancy me."
"I suppoRO I have a right to change
my own mind on a subject if I choose?"
"Well, have yon changed your mind
toward mo?"
"Yes; you know I have."
And he declared that he wouldn't
mind being jammed up again, if the
result could possibly be us satisfac
tory. And Evolyn would not mind if her
hnsbaud worked in a conl-miue, or
the blackest place ou earth, for she
learned how good and true a man he
was, which is, or should be, a better
knowledge than anything ou earth to
every true, sensible woman!
Httiily uf Clmriuiler.
"I always like to be on good terms
with asubject for whom I ain making a
bust," said a prominent sculptor of
Washington recently. "The fact is an
artist, iu order to securo tho highest
possibility iu portraying the features
of a subject, must study his character
as well as the mere formation of his
features. He should know the 'man'
as well as the 'clay.' If the artist
holds n subject in contempt, or de
pises him, hit feeling will be sure to
llnd expression in his work. If prop
orly exercised the power of showing
character on a face, which the casual
observer would not see there, is justi
lied and cannot bo said to be untrue
to nature.
"For instance, I have fonnd Hues
of character after conversing with a
subject which I could not see when ho
at iirst entered my studio. A face is
a very delicate thing to study, and its
lines are no more nor loss than a re
flex of the mind that controls it. Eveu
the man who expresses pride in his
own self-control and on the fact that
hie taoe tells no tales will show that
phase of power, it he really possesses
it, and his expression is very different
from that of the man who is expres
sionless, because he has no emotion to
oouoeal." Washington Star.
Bolillnr LUe on Trnuafiort-
No effort is spared for the comfort
of the soldiers on a transport. Each
man has his own bunk, consisting of
a canvas mattress, or sheet fastoned
to gas pipes, and so stretched that it
in au comfortablo as a spring bod.
These bunks are put up in three tiers,
one above another, and are so ar
ranged that they etui be taken down
during the day aud the cauvas washed
or aired, while the spnoe can bo used
for exorcise. Theru is one deck for
eating and exercising. The meals are
served upon swinging tables, which
are let down from tho ceiling and
drawn up betwoeu meals. Iu fact,
cot an inch of room is wasted, aud the
meu have ample space for drill and
play. Each ship has a reading room,
which contains au organ aud other
musical instruments, and is supplied
with books aud papers, and especially
with song boons for use ill religions
services. Tho reading matter and
musio are not furnished by tho Gov
ernment, however, but are a gift of
the ladir.s of the Army and Navy
League of the United States. In the
new transport Logan the reading room
is walled with glass. Frank G. Car
penter, iu Washington Star.
A Untitle Jiemlnlr,
The up-to-date child has a way of
entering into a conversatiou that is
sometimos amusing and sometimes
annoying. Ou a car not long ago the
question of fare or no fare came up
between tho conductor nud the mother
of a little girl.
"How old is she? the conductor
"Eive,"was the answer.
"Why, no, uiamina, don't yon re
member lam seven," tho discussed
one interposed. In that case it was
both amusing and auuoyiug, but not
to the Baine persons. New York Buu.
Htory With Mom),
A dray horse's awkwardness never
amuses auyoody as loug as he sticks
to pulling a dray. Zancsville (Ohio)
II Designs For Costumes That Have Bo
II . come Popular in
New York City (Speoial). There
nro a great many blue cheviot and serge
costumes to be seen just now. They
are not apparently intended for win
ter wear, but yet the women are. in
cluding them iu their winter outfits.
The material is tho heavy weight of
sorgo known as the storm serge, and
is very well sponged and pressed, so
that it cannot bo injured by wind or
weather. The smartest of these cos
tumes are made tip with the tight-fitting
skirt with tho seam iu the back,
but are not exaggerated in style, hav
ing some fulness put in at the back.
The coat is either a short basque coat
or an Eton jacket, fits closely to the
llgure when it is fastened, and has
square rovers, and a collar that can bo
either turned up or turned down, and
that is faced with dark blue silk. A
very odd aud dainty touch is given to
the garment by inside levers of blue
velvet, trimmed with a fasoinatiug
braid of blue aud silver. With this
costume is worn a silk shirt waist of
very dark blue with polka dots of
whito, or a heliotrope satin with white
polka dots also. These costumes are
supposed to be worn ou mild days
during the winter, aud will undoubt
edly be the smurt thing for next spring.
Aud a great variety of change can bo
made iu them by substituting differ
ent rercrs.
The Newrit Htret Oowm.
Tho newest street gowns show
rovers that are faced with the velvet
panne, as it is called, a most fascin
atingly boautiful material, very much
liko the velvet antique, but figured
with diU'ereut desigus. A great many
of the new skirts now designed to
wear with the coats that have these
fancy rovers aro severely plain, ex
cepting in the lines of machine stitch
ing or in the bias bapdn of cloth.
In the (lonble-colnmu illustration
the dress ou the lei t is a light gray
cloth gown, with waistcoat of white
lace fastened with rhiuestoue buttons.
Ii overs are fueed with white satin and
edged with machine stitching. The
only trimming ou the gown are rows
of machine etitohing.
The costume in tho centre is a
street gown of blue cloth trimmed
with faucy braid. Culls, revers and
muff are of blaek broadtail fur. The
cout is fastened with hooks. On both
coat and shirt are lines of uiacbiuo
Tho figure on tho right depicts a
silk and lace gown trimmed with belt
and rosette ot black velvet ribbon.
This gowu can be made of either white
or black lace. The blouBO front is of
white mousseliue de soie.
Cronilailt lilue unit Aiitnmnlille
Cronstadt bluo is one of the most
beautiful tines iu which oloth dresses
are being made. It is the tint of the
sea when the sky is blue aud the sun
brilliant. A sapphire aimetiraes
achieves this glorious color, but is
the Metropolis.
more often too sombre or too pale, A
ribbed cloth in vrontndt blue is
trimmed with bands of velvet in n
slightly deeper tine. The triple capo
id in velvut, and tho high, flaring col
lar is guipure over eronstadt. bluo
Batin, with n deep hum of sable all
round. Periwinklo holda its own
among nil the new fchades. It suits
tho fashionable hair, as no other color
could, and almost iuvnriably one finds
that with marigold hair the Moral
trimming of hut or toqno is shaded
hydrangea, periwinkle, pale mauve
and softest rhododendron pink, deftly
shading into each other. Automobile
red is shown in ninny woolen goods,
and sometimes it is dotted over with
pea-spots, xnmetimes with irregnlnr
squares in velvot of the fame s'jade,
aud occasionally the velvet pattern is
iu black or brown on a ground of tho
automobile cloth.
Thn Nrr ISmrnilrn,
Tastel colors appear in thebroondes
this season as well as in cloths. Last
year the brocades were as flutintingly
splendid as vivid colors conld make
1hem, but this uonsou misty, faint,
delicate tones prodominnto iu tho
handsomest pieces. For example, n
pale gray brocaded silk has a desigu
of ribbons, feathers and leaves nil en
twined to form a garland which is
twisted into oval medallions nt inter
vals. This garland is iu satin a shado
or two darker than tho pnlo pearl
ground. In the medallions flower tu
lips of palest lilac, rose and blue. Tho
same design appears ia a white bro
cade, the garland of pale rose and the
tulipu of yellow nud mauve. Tho
grounds of most of thn huudsomcst.
brooades ore white or palest gray, and
tho black satin design so much in
favor last season is not soon iu tho
new Bilks.
I'opuliii' NHtlor .1 .it'll !.
There nre few enthusiastic admirers
of tho shapeless box rout, whoro there
aro hundreds who prefer tho now care
fully fitted tailor jackets of cloth with
stitched rovers, Kaiser collar, and
plain close sleeves.
White Vflviit nu ii Triiniiilnc.
Whito velvet will be used for tho
crowns of fnr-trimined toques aud tur
bans for tho winter.
llnhity UrentifiiHt Jnrket.
One of tho permanent fashions is
From Harper's Biiznr.
the separato breakfast jacket multi
plied by thousands and varied in stylo
in every possible manner. Those
made of French flannel seem to be the
most popular.
The flannel jacket calls for some
very complicated neck dressing,
creamy lace, chilTou, monsseline aud
Liberty satin holding first favor among
fashion's votaries.
The most up to date of all the flan
nel jackets this winter will be those of
a creamy whito, very line French flan
nel, the quality which sells fur 81 to
81.50 a yard. These flannels aro so
fine aud soft as to resemble cashmero
more than flannel, nud as they aro
oapable of such an infiniteeiuiat
amount of dainty garnishingR they
will be much sought after by tho
women whose fad in extreme dainti
ness and freshness.
Lifo In the Tramtvsnl Is rlrlrrlilrll
HIinpleTlie lloer Women Are (Jnntl
Sliot Tlioy Teach Their Clillilren to
Fear God anil llitte tlie Knicllali.
To really know what a people nre
one must know their home life. The
Boers are probably less nnderstood
than any other people who claim a na
tional existence. Tint is partly duo
to their isolation in tha great conti
nent, Africa, a place far out of the
beaton track of travel and unmolested
by copy seeking journalists. It is also
partly due to the cbaraoterof the peo
ple themselves; there is nothing so
much that the Boer desires as to be
let alone.
The average Boor homo W on a
great farm where the homestead stands
in the center, of a tract, of land often
numbering a dozen miles. The near
est neighbors are miles away and the
family may not see them for weeks nt
a tituo, except at the meeting house iu
town, whero all go on Saturday to re
main for the servico on Snudny.
The Boer woman is very little like
tho trim, handsome Dutchwomen of
her ancestral Holland. She is seldom
pretty. Her complexion is her prin
cipal charm, and she guards this care
fully whonevcr sho goes out. She is
never seeu outdoors without a great
poakod bonnet on her head, her visits
to church being made behind an al
most oriental scclnsion of veils. This
is necessary to preserve the pink and
white of her skin, for the climate
wonld otherwise soon tan it to the
color of sole leather. Her eyes are
small and sot close together, and her
features nro irrogular. Her cheek
are broad and flat, and her hair is nut
nrally light iu color, although time
and weather soou bleach it from its
early Btraw color. At a very early ago
she losos all hor teeth, for she is con
stantly chowing Bweet cake ami con
fectionery. Her figure is thick aud
almost waistless. While still a young
womau she begins to grow fat, and by
the time middle life is reached sho is
often sonuwioldy that the ouly exer
cise sho is able to take is to waddle
cumbersomely from one armchair to
another. Sho is clad iu a loose,
soantily made gown devoid ot trim
ming and apparently waistless. Tho
day garments of the Boers are also
their nightclothes, so the gown is
generally wrinkled.
The education of the women of the
veldts is very dimple. The older ones,
or at any rate many of them, are un
able to read aud write, even among
the better classes, but the younger
people show au immense interest iu
letters. There are no free schools
and ouly the children of the well-to-do
are able to attend the academies in
tho towns, for heavy fees are charged
all scholars. One reason why the
Boer children are foud of their school
and cry if they are compelled to stay
at homo is because it is a break in tho
monotony of the day. Life is dull iu
the Trausvaal.
Life tu tho Dutch republic is patri
nrchically simple. The Boors until
recently cared nothing about tho gold
or diamonds with which their rich
provinces were teemiug; they wished
to live quietly and peaceably ou tuoir
great fa.ms, raising sheep and goats
and enough produce to supply their
family's simple wauts. Wheu the
vrouw wauts a new gown or mynherr
a now pair of corduroy trousers or a
high crowned hat, he gathers up some
ostrich feathers from tho birds in the
camps, or drives to market a few of
his cattle and comes back amply sup
plied with what clothing the family
things it needs for the year.
The life of the Boer housewife ot
the hotter olass is almost colorless.
Sho rises with the rest of the family at
daylight, and, after a chapter from the
iiiolo read by the male head of tho
house, a basin aud towel are passod
around to the members ot the family
by one of the Kaflir maidservants.
Each one dips a corner of the towel
into the water and carelessly brushes
it ovor his or her faoo. Then the
hands aro dipped in the water aud
dried and the basin and towel aro
passed on to the next one. After this
breakfast is served.
When the meal is over, the house
wife ensconces herself beside a little
table in the window of the living room.
A shining coffee urn stands ou the
tablo ana from this the vrouw now and
then fortifies herself with deep drafts
of strong coffee drunk from queer,
handloless cups. Should a guest drop
in during the day he will bo served
with ooflee aud sweet cakes, aud be
tween meals coffee will be given to any
member of the family who may want
it. The children play about the vrouw
aud the servants como iu and out to
receive orders, but the honsewifo does
not stir. At noon, when the sun shines
down hot and bright ou kopje aud kar
roo, doors aud windows aro closed
and tho entire family retires for a
noonday siesta. When the son has
gone down, overy one goes to work
again, although there is not much
labor done by any of tho white people,
the Kaffirs, Hottentots aud Zulus toil
ing while the Boer or his wife or
daughter directs them. The story
that President Kruger's wifo does her
own cooking is therofore a fiction.
Like all pooplo who live iu southern
latitudos, the Boers are lovers ot their
ease aud consider it beneath thoir dig
nity to do anything that one of tho
black servants can do for them.
Ouly two meals a day aro served.
Dinner, which is put upon tho table
in the evening, is the prinoipul oue.
In their gardens there are plenty of
vegetables, such as cabbages, cauli
flowers, Indian corn, cuouuibers, pota
toes and carrots. Iu tho orohards are
all sorts of fruits and the vineyards
are heavy with great bunehea of lus
cious grapes. When the evening meal
is over, the cattle are driven home to
the kraals aud for awhile tho family
may Bib out on the "stoop" or around
the door watohiiig tho night come on,
the southern cross and the stars shin
ing with wonderful brilliancy in the
dark blue of the tropical sky. When
bedtime comes, tha watch dogs are
turned loose and the family retires to
its feather ouches.
The houses are ono-storied, built of
mud as a rule, and painted white or
red. They are soon covered with
luxuriant vinos, and aro, therefore,
piotureiqno. They contain from four
to six rooms, tho voorhuis or parlor
being; of sued only on state days. The
Wall, of all the rooms-are painted
green or bluo or mauve, and the par
lor ia hung with pictures representing
scenes from the Bible. In the parlors
of houses in the large towns one may
now and then hear a piano or an organ,
played by the daughters who have
been away to school. The parlor in
not remarkable for its luxury even in
the best houses, wooden benches and
tables aod a gorgeous family Bible
being about all it contains. Some
very modern folks have a largo photo
graph album, but photographers are,
as a rule, but little patronized. A
folding door generally divides the
parlor from the diuing room, which ii
just behind it.
On Snnday every family goes to
c'auroh. If too far from town, worship
is held in the parlor. All the Boers
belong to the Dutch Keformel
Church, and the mioistor, or predi
kant, as they call him, is a more im
portant person even than the rector
in au English village. He settles
dogmatically all mooted questions of
morals, aud when any of his parishion
ers depart from the straight and nar
row pathway, as it is nnderstood in
the Transvaal, he is hauled before the
predikant and his elders and rouudly
lectured for his failing.
Tho groat social events of the Boer
woinau's life aro the days when the
predikant comes to dine with her fam
ily at weddiugs, christening, conflr
matious and the Naohtmaal. Thoso
who cannot go to church every Sun
day on account of the distance from
town hitch up the six spans ot oxen to
the white covorod wagon, and, laden
with presents from the farm to be pre
sented to the predikaut, go trundling
over tho karroos and mountains to the
nearest towu where they take com
munion on Sunday in the church and
afterward partake of a feast at their
town houses, for nearly all the well-to-do
Boers have towu houses and farm
residences. Tho town houses are
closed except at such times . u3 they
drive iu to church, j Sometimes they
have two country houses between
which they divide thoir time, accord
ing to the plentifulness of grass in ouo
plaoe or tho other. Women and chil
dren pile into the greut ox wagors in
which they slocp aud live until thu
new home is reached. The food ii
cookod over an open lire which is kept
lighted all night, for, while the days
are warm, tho nights on the karroo
are very cold. Beside this there is
danger from the wild beast -t
that roam over the louoly plains
and from woudering bands of black
banditti. To sloop thus uud or the
starB with the wail of the
plover and the howl of tho jackal in
one's ears and the danger of death al
ways at hand would try the nerves of
a inun, but the Boer woman has no
nerves. Indeed, she sleeps as soundly
under the aky as in her feather bed
under tho tin roof at home. She can
shoot as well as tho men, aud it there
were a night attack would probably
shoulder her own guu and help driva
back the marauders. Not alone un
erring shots, but tino horsowomen a i
woll, in the old days when there win
strife between the blacks and tilt
whites, parties of Boer womeu have
ofteu alone and unaided defended thn
laager, or fort, from the savages who
expected to rind them easy prey. In
tensely patriotic, they teach their
children to love freedom, fear CJod
uud hate the English. This is abouc
thoir creed. Schooled in a rough
school and with Dutch obstinacy in
thoir blood, the Boer women will bo
daugcrous cnomies to the all con
quering Britains, for they will, like
the Spartans of' old, oend their hus
bands and brothers and sons nud
sweethearts out to repel the invaders
wilh the injunction, "With your
shield or ou it." Trenton (N." J
A floitil 1'ttrrnt Htnrv.
The dreadful story of the city mer
chant's housekeeper who boiled tint
priceless Dutch tulip bulb for th-t
table lias its moderu parallel 1.1 tuj
tragedy of the masted parrot which
was enacted tho other day. The wife
of a poor Government clerk, says u
publication called Maiuly About Peo
ple, had loug been yearniug for tho
possession of a groan parrot. At last
a line specimen was obtained for tho
sum of Ufteeu dollars. It was to bs
delivered during the morning, the
purchaser requested.. And it came to
pass that a new servant lass, from the
depths of the country, opened the
door to the parrot-delivering youth.
She knew a barn-door fowl wheu sho
saw it, but parrots had uot yet ap
peared ou her horizon.
Her mistrers was out; thoro was
not a soul to instinct her in the code
ofoithics as applied to parrots. "Is
it for the table?" the "general" asked.
"Without a doubt," was the wicked
reply. Whereupon the parrot was at
once dispatched, plucked, trussed and
put into the oven. He was just turn
ing a beautiful brown wheu the mis
tress of tho establishment returned,
and the same evening tho little ser
vant from the country was back
among the ducks aud drakes of her
own village green, a sadder and wiser
Longex flight of Caiman Sliat.
The longest distauoe ever covared
by a cannon shot is said ti) be fifteen
miles, but that probably was several
miles withiu the possible limit, ac
cording to Captain E. E, Zalinski,
the retired army officer, who ranks
among the highest authorities iu the
world on munitions ot war. On tho
point of possible range, Captain Zn
liuski says: "Under exisliug condi
tions, and with the guns, powder and
projectiles available, I believe it pos
sible tj tli-rt a shot to a distance
eighteen miles. The distauce will b i
greater wheu ft powder is produced
that will exert a uniform' pressure on
the gnu throu rhout tho course if t.u
projectile from bravo'i to muzzle."
Leprous Mother' Bitireme Lnvit.
Logends iu India ruu that if a wom
an stricken with leprosy suffers her
self to bo buried alive the disouse will
not descend to her childrou.
There was iu the Northwest Prov.
inces of India the wife of a gardener
on whom the loathsome malady had
fallen. Children were bore Vo her.
I'he disease grew worse, vjue imnor-
timed her husband to bury her alive.
lie at last, yielding to hoi' prayers,
summoned her son. The two dnnr the
grave, aud four neighbors assisted at
me sepulture. Ho the woman died.
I bene facts were investigated iu
lDsgistrate'i court and were proved.
Pnrlola Artlnle of Tain from the
Him of the WenlltiT reonllur Con
ditions Koted In onieml Circle al tha
National Cnpllnk B
One of the leading Jewelers of tho
capital was somewhat taken aback the
other day by receiving from tho wife of
a high official an order for half a dozen
gold nails with a Jewel In the head of
each and a dozen small gold chains.
He Inquired the uses to which tho nails
were to be put, when his patron Bald:
"You ee, I have a number of very
valuable objects of art. which, although
they are very expensive, are very small
and easily handled. - As the wife ot an
official of the government I am obliged
to open my house during the season to
the constituents of my husband and
the Washington curiosity seeking pub
lic In general. On my reception day,
therefore, my houso Is crowded with
all sorts of people, and last winter I
Buffered tho Iosb of Beveral of my most
valuable treasures. I have long been
trying to devlee some plan by which J
can keep my objects of art outside of
my cabinets and yet not have Ihor.i
B(olen,'for that Is the only word I can
use In regard to tho loss of my trjns
urcs. I have concluded that I must
either nail down aome of the hrlc-a-brac
or chain It securely to tho table,
and hence I am going to try this rem
edy. That Is why I want these nails
and chains." This woman'e predic
ament is not an unusual one In Wash
ington ofllclal circles. Tho klepto
maniacs who commit the most aggra
vating depredations are for tho most
part well known leaders In society. Last
winter social circles In Washington-,
were greatly bewildered and shocked
by the doings of one of tho best-known
women In ofllclal circles. A number
of hostesses began to miss valuable
dollies from their dinner tablca after
they had given lunches or dinners, and
finally several of them got together
and compared notes, and suspicion fell
upon one of the women who had been
the guest at luncheons given by those
gathered at the conference. Finally
the wife of a prominent diplomat de
termined to stop the raid upon tha
dollies, and at the next luncheon she
seated the suspected kleptomaniac next
to her. When the dollies were brought
on she watched her guest and discov
ered that the latter laid her dolly on
the table, and, carelessly dropping her
handkerchief over It, picked up both.
Tho hostess, in a most charming man
ner, turned to her guest and said:
"Pardon me, my dear Mrs. , but I
am afraid you have my most exquisite
dolly in your handkerchief. It la so
flno I am afraid It will be crushed, and
therefore call your attention to your
Inadvertenco In taking it up with your
handkerchief." The guest was not In
thn least abashed, and, with a laugh,
she shook out her handkerchief, and
the doily fell back on the table, whore
upon she exclaimed: "Why, dear me, so
I have! How very careless of mo!"
There were significant glances all
around the table, but no more dollies
were lost during that season.
Milan intends to Lsve a world'
fair iu 1001 by way of celebrating the.
completion of the Simplon tunnel.
Oue plan is to have the epositioA in
four cities, giving the industrial sec
tion to Milan, the agricultural t
Florenoo, modern art to Venice, ami
kucient and uoclesiastio art to Home.
dtiAiv rri.
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