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MEXICAN JAIL, ........
After Bid* of XOO HUM, Beieued Bar
t*r*r ml Attar Banning Flchta With
HmIom Soldier* Conducted Ulm In
UI«t/ Bftck to niu
The remarkable deed ot a Texas girl,
Cora Brandon, who with wonderful
I ,j.ikill and audacity rescued her lover—
^".MfSiand now her husband—from a prison
in Mexico, after running fights with
Mexican dragoons, has placed her in
the lists of sensational heroines.'
Last fall her lover, Randal Bar rot,
went to Mexico, with other cowboys, In
the employ, of a wealthy cattleman for
the purpose of bringing a large head
of wild steers back to Blanco county.
For a time Barret wrote regularly and
then without any explanations his mis
eiv.es ceased. Some weeks ago the oth
er cowboys returned and gave the rea
sons for Barret's silence. It seems that
the cowboys attended a dance in a lit
tle Mexican town and that the festivi
'tieshad broken up in a row. A Mexi
can'was wounded and Randal, accused
'of having shot him, was thrown into
jail. Before turning home the cow
-boys had-secured a lawyer to defend
The brave girl immediately, d^eter-
-mined on going to her lover. Telling
her .parents that she was going to visit
relatives, she saddled her mustang and
^^Bet out to ride 200 miles to Sabinas,
Mex., 10Q miles In Texas and 100 miles
more beyond the Rio Grande. When
well on her way she exchanged her
clothing for man's attire, donning her
brother's suit which she carried with
her. Nearly all of the way she rode
.- alone and often slept out on the plains
With the .wolves howling about her
camp fire. When she reached Sabinas
.•••• "... she interviewed the lawyer who had
been employed to defend Randal. A
.little investigation convinced the
young-girl that the circumstances sur
rounding her lover's case presented
f^w encouraging features. The lawyer
&cOuld not even tell her when Randal
ould have toappear •toi'oourt tor *rtaU
'.tr'might/tie. a year or -maybe two
said, "before the honorable
'court wou^d take up the matter." She
found the wounded man and learned
from his own lips £hat he did not know
who shot him. He had never been
badly'hurt and he said that he felt
eorry for the Americano. Miss Bran
don sought the jailer, who at first pos
itively refused to permit her to have an
Interview with his prisoner. "I have
,my orders," he said. "I cannot let any
IpSfeone into the prison but the lawyer or
'one of his relatives—a mother or his
wife or sister."
"His sister \vill be here to-morrow,"
-replied the quick-witted girl, and she
walked away.
Next day the girl again donned fe
male attire and saw her lover. She
told Kim of her plans to effect his
escape. From the. jailer' she obtained
perjeai^sion to bring'in her lover's sup
and going out she immediately
purchased a'splendid horse and a re
»ohrer for Randal. By arrangement
Vttis.h'brse,-together with her own, Was
to be ready for mounting at a certain
hour that evening near the jail.. In the
evening when the girl entered the jail
With Randal's supper she fiftolted the
•Jailer to step inside, saying that she
Wanted him to help her to open a bot
tie of wine. \She set the few dishes
that she-carried on the floor, and hand
ed the bottle to the thirsty Mexican.
.When he stepped toward the only win
dow, in the gloomy vault to seciire the
benefit of a'few straggling rays of light,
she ..quickly handed Randal a revolver,
and whispered the word, "Now!" The
Texan bounded forward like a panther
and brought the weapon down on the
.|Jailer's head .with so much force that
he fell ln a heap on the stone floor,
barely uttering a groan. To make
sure of keeping the poor devil silent,
they drew a handkerchief through his
mouth and tied it fast at the back of
his head, and-after binding'his hands
.and* feet they walked out of the jail
-aniibeked the door. It was. now quite
dark and they mounted their ponies
and rode quietly out of the little town
without attracting the least attention.
{When the sun rose next morning they
•were little less than 50 miles from that
globmy prison, and they were about
""-tjtha same distance from Texas. They.
|mi£ht have reached home without fur
~*h.e trouble, but a captain of rurals,
ho -.was. guarding the famous Free
^•?j|tS5one against smugglers, received
notice of their escape and he hurried
^piQuads of his command to the various
£«roppings on the Rio Grande, Just at
tJe moment when.the happy lovers
congratulating themselves over
heir good fortune, they were sudden
confronted by six Mexican dragoons,
turned aside into 'the chaparral
althphgh the. Mexicans sent "a
ejr..-- ... Christian must be succeeded by Fred
^t erick and Frederick By Christian. To
I S «m6
||^.|fhojrer of bullets after them they sue-
/were overtaken by another squad
furals, and after exchanging shots
,|*rith them they boldly plunged into the
.fiver preferring to tak.e the. risk of
gowning rather than to be carried
^.fiYer Dreierrine to talrn thn rinlr nf among thejn
WavtAttW 4IIM »«•.« frkAf**iS
In the water. The lovers would have'
easily escaped, but a ball struck Pan*
dal's horse and disabled hlmi The
young man was forced to abandon' his
animal, and In doing so he lost his
pistol. Ills devoted and brave little
sweetheart had no thought of abandon
ing the man for whom she had already
braved so many dangers. Drawing.her
revolver, she turned her pony towards
Randal, and as she called to him to
seize the animal's' tail she fired at the
nearest Mexican. Then turning her
horse's head toward the Texas shore,
she threw herself over on his back
and deliberately sent one bullet after
another in rapid succession Into the
faces of her pursuers. What the re-'
suit of these shots were she does not
know, but the lovers reached the Texas
side in safety. A few days after reach
ing her home in Blanco county she
was married to the man she had res
Soldiers In tlio Transvaal Kxperlenclnc
Warmest Months of the Year.
The war in South Africa, with the
beginning of the new year, entered
upon the three hottest months of the
year. In the Cape Colony region Janu
ary, February and March show the
highest temperatures and are almost
rainless at Cape Town. January is the
hottest month, with a maximum tem
perature of 87 degrees Fahrenheit,
while July is the'coldest month, with
a minimum of 3S degrees. The winters
are bright and clear, with cold nights,
and Know files on the mountains for a
good port:ba of the year. The eleva
tion of tho northern section varies
from 2,800 to 6,000 feet. The winter
climate is very agreeable, being clear,
sunny and bracing. Elevated plateaus,
with a bright climate, are the attrac
tive features of the Transvaal. Pre
toria has an elevation of 4,500 feet
above the sea, while Johannesburg has
an altitude of 5,000 feet. The summer
heat in these places, notwithstanding
their great altitude, is intense, and
duststorms are frequent. Malaria and
Vindred diseases are common during
the summer months. The climate is,
nevertheless, pronounced rather health
the summer months. The climate
Is, nevertheless, pronounced rather
healthy for Europeans. The mean
temperature of these portions of Africa
is often higher than that of Europe.
South Africa Is one of the few places
on the globe that has never "been vis
ited by yellow fever or cholera and
many of the other pest's of the western
world. Low fevers sometimes prevail,
and now and then there are local epi
demics of smallpox and measles along
the coast line, Invariably imported by
calling ships. Armies are always sub
ject to certain maladies while in the
field, which are difficult to escape, but
if thfe sanitary conditions are well
cared for the prospects are encourag
ing for the soldiers to be exempted
from most of the terrible diseases so
common in most countries.
Mrs. Adair is well known in the
fashionable society of New York and
Newport. Her first husband was a Mr.
Ritchie, of Boston. In 18C7 she mar
ried John Adair, who was one of the
great land magnates of Ireland and
high sheriff of the County Donegal.
She-is very weal thy. In'her own right.
Mrs. Adair, In an appeal to the Irish
in this country, mentions the fact that
years ago, when famine was raging in
Ireland, her father chartered' a ship,
filled it with corn from his lands- at
Geneseo and sent it across the Atlantic
to help the starving peasantry.
Kftstlng Denmark's Kings.
Denmark's kings for 384 years have
all been nafned Christian or Fred
erick. This is not the result of acci
dent. It is the law of Denmark that
®io ®raWde-
and wlthout
of names, In
cjt to a Mexican dungeon. The 'spl-' you «rant enemies get lit the habit,
tiers ralqed bullets abbut them .a^d of convlncing people they jnake ml»
""•"mTdrftgoona conUntied purialy take*.
case of death
reason,-every Danish prtnee, no matter
4. .. r, what other names he may receive, al
them they boldly plqnged into the
includes Christian and Frederick
Sawn of Gray Font»rd—Spring Model
for Street Costume—Diet and Color
—"Tlie Kind of^ Food to £at for a
Bright Complexion.
When Toil and I Were Young, BXagKle
(Old Favorite Series.)
I wandered to-day to the hill, Maggie,
To watcli the scene below
The creek, and the creaking old mill.
As we used to long ago.
The green grove is gone from the bill,
Maggie, sftf,
Where lirst the daisies sprung,
The creaking old mill is still, Maggie,
Since you and I were young.
And now wo are aged and gray, Maggie,
And thef^als of life nearly done
Let us sing of the days that are gone,
A city so silent and lone, Maggie,
Where the young, and the gay, and the
In polished white mansions of stone,
Mrs. Cornelia Adair, who is now in
this country in tlie interests of the
hospital ship Maine, which It may be
remembered was provided by American
womea tn England for- the nursing ol
wounded British soldiers, in the Boer
war, is herself an American, being a
daughter of the late Gen. Wadsworth,
of Geneseo, "N. Y., who fell at the battle
of the Wilderness. The idea of fitting
out a. hospital ship originated with a
Mrs. Blow, an American, and she, tfith
Lady Randolph Churchill, formed a
committee of American women in
London to carry it out. The sum of
$155,000 was raised in a short time. At
this juncture B. N. Baker, of Baltimore,
Md,, president of the Atlantic Trans
port company, offered the steamship
Maine and its crew to the committee, to
be used as a hospital ship as long as
the war lasted. This gift represented
an outlay of between $15,000 and $20,
000 a month. To equip the vessel the
committee expended $125,000, and as it
costs some $15,000 a month to keep the
ship in service, Mrs. Adair, who in the
absence of Lady Randolph Churchill,
is the head of the committee, comes
here to interest Americans in the work.
Have each found a place of rest,
Is built where the birds used to play,
And join in the songs that were sung
For we sang as gay as they, Maggie,
When you and I were young.
Thoy say I am feeble with age, Maggie,
My steps are less sprightly than then.
My face is a well-written page, Maggie,
Kut time alone was the pen.
They say we are aged and gray, Maggie,
As sprays by the white breakers flung
But, to me, you're as fair as you were,
When you and I were young.
Diet and Color.
A Dright complexion will go a great
way toward beautifying a plain face.
To secure it a perfect cireulation of the
blood is absolutely necessary, and to
retain it a meat diet should be avoided.
The roses must be painted in the
cheeks, lips and chin by nature. Abun
dant exercise and an outdoor life are
Invaluable. Animal food is not con
ducive to a fine color. Meat once a
day should be the limit. Meat broths,
soup extracts and jellies are, on the
other hand, very wholesome. Vegeta-.
blcs should form the diet, and as they
are numerous no difficulty wyi be
found in getting a change. Lettuce,
one of the most valuable greens, con
tains a sufficient amouut of opium to
freshen the complexion by absorbing
the impurities of the blood that other
wise would appear on the face in the
form of pimples and eruptions. "The
soups of the king," prepared for the
dyspeptic Charles VI., are gtill favored
by beauties in all countries. In this
age they are known as "cream soups."
All are white, or of a delicate tint and
free from greasy or oily substances,
the stock being extracts of some strong
soup. Asparagus, beans, celery, cauli
flower, tomato, cucumber, chickweed,
crab and lobster are some of the fif
teenth century soups that are consid
ered favorable to beauty color. Soft
boiled eggs are among the best arti
cles of food, and those hard boiled are
among the worst. Candy, conserves,
croquettes, doughnuts, crullers, patties
and pastry are bad for the complexion,
and so are all dishes that are cooked
in butter or lard. Fried oysters are
most injurious because indigestible.
Brown bevcTagas ara ca.i-i to moke t&a
skin dark, and the assertion does not
seem improbable, for just as soon as
children and schoolgirls exchange their
milk mugs for wineglasses and coffee
cups they begin to lose their peach
blossom beauty. German ladies drink
white wine ?tnd white beer, and the
French beauties dilute their red wine
for the preservation of their fine com
plexions. There is no danger of dripk
ing too much cocoa, chocolate or cof
fee, half milk. Sweet milk, sour milk,
and buttermilk are real beautifiers.
There is nothing better than lemonade
to clear the skin. Water is good all
the time, provided it is riot iced.
To Beautify the Band.
To increase the strength, symmetry
and incidentally the beauty of the
hand, devote ten minutes before you
go to bed to muscle bending and
stretching. Extend both arms at right
angles to the body, the backs of the
hands turned upward. -In this position
the hand is to be bent upward, down
ward and sideways. With fingers first
together and then extended ar.d with
'out moving the arm, bend the hands
upward, from the wrist as far as possi
ble, then back to the original position,
then downward as far as possible. For
the sideways movement, bend alter
nately toward the thumb side and the
little finger- side. Continue this swing
ing of the hands upward, downward
and sideways for some minutes. Hand
rotation next follows. In this the arms
are held as for the bending and stretch
ing exercises. With even and constant
movement the hand performs all the
previous motions, that is, from the
bending position upward Into" the bend
ing position sideways, downward, side
ways in'the opposite direction, and so
on. first the fingers are held together
and then extended. Finger bending
and stretching conies next. With arms
extended the fingers are slowly but
vigorously bent enough to form a fist,
and are jthen again opened forcibly.
For finger spreading, hold the tips of
the fingers apart, with arms extended
as before, and perfectly straight,. After
the spread the fingers are brought to
gether again, or are tightly clenched,
this latter action increasing the effect
of the exercise. Both the muscles of
tae hand and of the forearm are ex
ercised by these movements, and after
due time if there is not a noticeable
gain in suppleness of wrist,'contour of
arm and shapeliness of the hand, there
Is only one reason for it—you are look
ing for results a little too soon.
Cleaning Wall Paper.
Many housewives will be glad to hear
of a. means of cleaning wall paper
without injury to its gloss or general
effect. Take four ounces ot pumloe
stone in fine powdered form and mix
it with one quart of flour. When this
has been thoroughly done with the
hands, add enough water toy knead the
mass into a thick doughs Form the
dougii into several rolls about as long
as the#width of each strip of wall pa
per, and two lpches In diameter. Wrap
some white cotton cloth around each
roll and stretch it in place then boil
about thfee-quartera' of an hour. In
that time the dough) rolls are firm and
the covering can op- removed. Rub
thfe soiled paper with these rolls. Not
only^vm ordinary/dirt spots be re-:
'5- V9
Gown of gray foulard with a design
in pin'-c, blue and white. The skirt has
groups of tucks commencing on each
sido of the front breadth, and a double
box pleat in the back. The tucks are
moved, but grease will be absorbed by
them. After rubbing carefully dust
the paper, and if more spots remain re
peat the process.
5,.' Variety In Dress.
Pretty women do not generally real
ize what an attraction there is In
change. A dress that is becoming is
worn again and again, anil therefore
loses its charm, whereas if it were con
trasted with a different style it would
keep its effect much longer. It is even
a mistake to do one's liair always in
the same way. A famous novelist in
-one of her Yiuufcs uiaKes Tula
when at the zenith of her social suc
cess and happiness change the fashion
of dressing her hair almost daily—not
out of vanity, but by the instinct of
coquetry. He knew that thereby she
rendered herself more attractive.
Even a pretty room looks better If
the furniture is not always placed in
,the same position, and the ornaments
are occasionally rearranged. Our eyes
are like our palate in desiring change
and variety. The most beautifill woman
or the most delicious food becomes
monotonous if always the same.
Spring Model for Street Costume.
Made with box pleats stitched, short,
lpose bolero falling over vest of black
and white striped satin tucked guimpe
of white satin.
The Use of a Lemon*
There are a great many people in
this world who" fancy that when lemon
ade and lemon extract and lemon drops
are catalogued, there isn't very much
left for this familiar fruit But when
these uses are met the value of the
lemon are scarcely comprehended. As
a reanedy for a cold few things are
better for a cold tfian lemon juice and
sugar. Very feyr of these disease germs
that cause us the most annoyance are
able to survive contact with the juice
of the lemon. If, after coming in from
a dusty street, or after mingling with
the unwashed and unkempt crowds in
which we sometimes find ourselves,
we would cut off a slice of lemon, rub
the face with- it, and rinse the mouth
and throat with the clear juice many
diseases that now afflict us would Je
kept at a proper distance. After hav
ing thfe hands In hot water, or after
using many malordorous substances,
a thorough rubbing with lemon will re
store'the delicacy of the^skin, and re
move any objectionable smell. The
finger nails are greatly improved by
applications of lemon juice. Pimples
and blackheads may. be removed or
kept away by tfae same m^ans. An oc-
continued from the waist to the hem.
The waist is curiously draped and ha3
a little lace edged bolero and a yoke
of white siik embroidered in white and
spangled witb steel.
casional brushing of the teeth with
lemon juice is a most excellent thing,
provided the acid is carefully washed
away afterward. It Is said that corns
and bunions may be removed by bind
ing on a piece of lemon night after
night. Certainly when the feet are
tired and Swollen, there is nothing bet
ter as an application, after a good
bathing, than lemon juice and alcohol
in equal parts. A tablespoonful is
quite enough, and the preparation
ought to be found on every toilet table.
After lemons are used for table pur
poses. the vtecea tnay vm on 0.
shelf over the kitchen sink, where they
will be handy to rub the hands with,
to remove stains, to take spots out of
linen, or to mix with salt and polish
brasses. There is probably no fruit in
ordinary use that has so many excel
lent qualities, and is so comprehen
sively valuable as the lemon.
Cream Crullers.
One and one-half cups of sugar, two
cups of cream, two eggs and two tea
spoonfuls of baking powder. Mix in
enough flour to roll out soft, cut in de
sired shapes and fry in very hot lard.
teg of Mutton Stuffed.
Have a leg of mutton boned and
fill the cavity with a force meat made
of four ounces of finely minced suet,
two of ham and six of bread crumbs.
Season with thyme, marjoram, basil,
chopped parsley, onion, salt, pepper
and nutmeg. Bind with two well beat
en eggs, Sew up the opening and bake,
basting frequently.
Vanilla Tarts.
Scald, blanch and dry and bruise
very fine four ounces of almonds, with
four ounces of sugar and half a vanilla
bean. Rub through a sieve, and mix
with an ounce of sifted flour. Butter
and line with tart paste a dozen tart
molds. Beat to a froth six whites of
egs, add the sifted almonds, mix care
fully, and fill the prepared molds.
Then cook in a moderately heated
oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar,
and serve on a folded napkin.
Tomato Sauce.
When fresh tomatoes are out or sea
son, used canned. Put a can of toma
toes In a stew pan on a slow fire until
cooked. Cut through one carrot, a
sniall onion, one ounce of salt pork
and one ounce of raw ham. Put these
into a saucepan with one ounce of but
ter, stir on the fire until the butter
turns clear. Add an ounce of flour and
cook a little longer. Add the tomatoes
and a pint of white broth, mix well,
season with salt, pepper, a little pars
ley and a half a teaspoonful of sugar.
Cover and boil slowly for forty min
utes, stirring occasionally. Rub
through a fine sieve, boil again, skim,
and finish with one ounce of butter.
Timely Hint*.
A little borax put in water in which
scarlet napkins and red-bordered tow
els are to be washed will prevent
from fading.
It Is not so much what Is thought
and said that mattera, but when, where
and to whom it is uttered. Striking a
light over a wet blanket is one thing,
over a barrel of gunpowder is another.
No woman is ever too old to learn
anything she wants to learn. At forty
one's mind is clearer, brighter, quicker
and more skillful than It. was ,at twen
ty, unless the person slumps down and
gives up through sheer laziness.
Turpentine, In which is dissolved as
much camphor as it will take up, is
pre-eminently the dressing for lacera
tions bruises and cuts. Its antiseptic
action is equal to that of carbolic acid
it speedily stops bleeding. Few, if any
ulcers long resist its continued appli
The IiOii« War Among the Trlih Parlia
mentarian* That Began with Par
nell's Downfall Has Come to an
The different factions of the Irish
Nationalist party, which have been
warring among themselves since the
death of Parnell, have finally become
united and by unanimous vote the?"
chose John Redmond as their leader.
Since the death of Parnell Mr. Red
mond has been one of the foremost of
the Irish leaders. Americans had an
opportunity of hearing his eloquence
and of gaging his earnestness. He vis
ited the United States in 189G, and
made a tour of the principal cities with
his lecture on "Fifteen Years in the
British Parliament." Mr. Redmond's
speeches in parliament have ever an
attentive and often a thrilled audience.
He is a tactician who knows the value
of obstructing business, and who re
alizes just when and how to do it. He
can speak for a day, or for days, if
need be, as he did on one occasion
when he wished to hold the house on a
question vital to Ireland. It was in
that memorable speech Mr. Redmond
:iV,e to Charles Stewart Parnell his
title of "Uncrowned King," which has
survived the great land leaguer, and
which has been considered one of the
most felicitous epigrams in public
speaking. Mr. Redmond's style is de
liberate. He has wonderful reserve,
and when he opens wide the gates of
his oratory his power is superb, yet
never overleaps itself.
The new chairman of the Irish party
is 44 years old and a Wexford man. He
was educated altogether in Ireland.
He stepped almost directly from the
University of Dublin, whence ho was
graduated, into the house of com
mons as representative of the borough
of New Ross, and "was afterward
elected for Wexford, but since 1891 he
has sat for the city of Waterford. He
is a member of both the Irish and Eng
lish bar, and a lawyer who under
stands the origin of law as well as its
theory and practice.
JSkirthy Chai
The Hospitf
of New York Is a
Its object is to furnish reading matter
gratuitously to the inmates of hospi
tals and public institutions and when
ever the need may exist not only in
New York city and its environs, but
in any part of the United States. The
sailor out on the sea, the bedridden
and the convalescent invalids, the sol
dier at his post, the light-housekeeper,
the prisoner in his cell, the crippled
Recent German dispatches stat9
that Emperor William has refused to
allow th^ award of the great Schiller
prize to Gerhardt Hauptmann, who is
confessedly Germany's foremost dram
atic poet. Every three years the
Schiller prize is awarded to the poet
whose work is considered of the high
est merit. Hauptmann was selected by
the Jury for his great work, "The
Sunken Bell," but Emperor William
refused to sanction the award and
nominated Josef Lluff.an ex-army cap
tain and a poet of less than mediocre
genius. German public opinion, of „1IW1
course, awards the prize to Haupt- discredited for Capt Laoff
maan, wbag? poetry has elicited years old.
child—all these know of the society.
In the past year the amount of reading
matter-distributed was: Books, 6,812
magazines,. 26,777 weekly and illus
trated papers, 71,140 newspapers col
lected in the boxes of the society,
about 200,000. Two rooms in the Unit
ed Charities building are used by th®
society. The walls are lined witb
shelves, and the women Interested in
the work spend many hours every
express companies handle the boxes at
reduced rates. From twenty to twenty
five packages are distributed weekly
among the beneficiaries, numbering
pver 2C0, scattered through twenty
.. and territories.
According to Him England Has a Urr
cojean Task ltufore ller.
An American volunteer, who Is serv
ing witb the Boers, makes some inter
esting statements in a private letter
relative to the war. The writer de
scribes Gen. Joubert as an old fox, who
knows his business well, and who wl'-l
not move unless he is sure of success.
He says that be leaves the attack 1
the English, the result being that wM
they lose five men he loses only 011
The English artillery is good, althoup
the guns are inferior in range to tlio
of the Boers, but the English cuvaii
is far less useful than theirs.
White and his 10,000 men are close:
blockaded, and the town is" bombnrdt
from time to time, but-the Eoers reel
on on sickness, thirst and hunger 1
reduce the garrison of Ladysmita.
which they regard as important on ac
count of the arms and ammunition that
it contains. The Boer forces, continues
the writer, arc Increasing every day,
and, including the reinforcements
which have arrived from England and
America, they now exceed 100,000 men.
They have allies and spies everywher-v
and they know everything that is b.j
ing done and planned in the Briti:
army. Then, if the worst comes to tlj1
worst they have their mountains t:
protect them, and if the English would
seek them there they would require a
force of a quarter of a million troops.
Volunteers, moreover, are still pouring
in and only a few days previously a
body of 50 arrived from the United
States. They had all served in the
American army, most of them in Cuba
and the Philippines, and they came
from New York and Chicago. John
Bull, concludes the writer, will have
hard work before him if he is to beat
the Boers, and will find that all this ia
not a mere picnic.
A Shabby Looking P*er.
The duke of Norfolk, who has vol
unteered to resign the position of post
master-general in the British cabinet
with the idea of going to the front in
South Africa, is one of the richest peers
in England, as well as a leading repre
sentative of the Roman Catholic reli
gion in the house of lords. He is noted
for his kind heart and for his utter dis
regard for his personal appearance, re
lates the Chicago Tribune. So far is
he from a proud and haughty disposi
tion, that he is known by the tenants on
his estates as "Uncle Henry." Because
of the poor clotnes which he .wears lie
has been the victim of some curious
bad engaged to distribute the
?Fizes to the pupils of a convent. In
stead of riding to the convent in state,
he walked, and was met in the grounds
by one of the sisters, who, judging
from his appearance that he was an
applicant for charity, expressed her
sorrow that relief was not distributed
on that day.
"I know, sister," said the duke, "but
you do distribute prizes, and I have
come to distribute them for you."
stinted praise from the best critics H®
is an interpreter and a leader of tha
literary movement that sprang up in
Germany a few years after the wat
with France, but he is not decadent.
.Kobbe, the critic, considers that th®
German poet has a claim to be called
the leader of,the poets now allye. Hla
plays are analytical, but there are also
in them the throb of poetry and the
glow of passion. He is ^iot an Ibsen
nor a Maetterlick. "What these men
offer us,", says Kobbe, "is medicine,"
but Hauptmann "offers us drama, not
great writer whom the ^tnpejpr ho*
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