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I 41SNII ItTT BlITtWlCC Vfhhl has ah don that mm should stay The jmtling hurry of their way To eeek with wondcr-ea&er eye The darkened mansion where die lie? rvnev nnn ene aona innt, mr ami wmc. tae flushed the word thnt she hai died that folk in distant landa hare wud o one another. "She i dead; ,VTiv ahould the line of atrnnar-ra raise To ner monument of praise t lAh, it wns hera to conquer fame. She made t Name. IN LATITUDE BY RALPH HENRY BARBOUR. the sronr or i nn minutes' wild hovemtuke mo wful PERIL JUST OUT men HOMIS COVE. Er HEN yon were it boy," asked Helen, thoughtfully, "did you ever iumglne thins?" "Mhr "liver iniike believe yon were what you weren't, you know Jnrk the GWint Killer, a Fairy 1'rinee, King Ar thur " I tided to mnke believe I was a lo comotive sometimes, mul (to clioo, choo, choo," I replied with an effort. "Oh!" Bhe seemed disappointed. I put roy pipe back between my teeth and pulled my cap further over my eye, yet not o far as to abut her out of vision, fibe irai very lovely. She wore white things. Her sleeves were rolled up to tier elbows I could see the dimples oc casionally and her lint, a brond, flap ping thing of whlte'cloth with a sonrf floating away from It. was getting very, very -wet from the water that bad splashed In the bottom of the boat I wanted to warn her of this, but the un was so Jolly, the Air so balmy, and I was so altogether comfortable that conversation was repellnnt Helen drew In her line dreamily, cowled ferociously at finding the bait Intact, and dropped It back again Into the smooth green water. Then she folded her wet, brown hands on the gunwale, and stared thoughtfully cross the harbor. She was very love ly. The sun made glints of copper In tier brown hair, Behind her, half a mile away, was the beach, golden In the morning sunlight; above It the green-clad bluff, topped by the hideous, Terandn-nind hotel. Over nil was a cloudless blue sky. About us was the aea, green around the boat, blue fur ther away, shot with dazzling flecks and blurs of sunlight. From the bench came the soft bus-a-sh of the tlnjj, waves. Afar off a loco motive shrieked shrilly. Seven silvery chimes floated across from the gleam ing white yacht In front of the club house, and were echoed over and over ty smaller craft. Under my head the lacy swell lapped sleepily at the bow. "I-I think you have a bite," said Helen, doubtfully. I glanced at where my line was tied round a thole pin. "Yes, I believe I have." I said. 1 "Aren't you going to see?" asked Delen. . I closed my eyes negatively. ' "You're the laziest man I ever saw," he said. "Not lazy; philanthropic. I am glv &g a little Cable a nice breakfast." Helen watched my line. Tresently he sighed, "It's all over." I shuddered and closed my eyes gain. After a minute or two the end kt the painter began to dig Into my f)ack, and I stirred uncomfortably and looked at Helen. She was observing bie Intently from two very wide open blue eyes. She laughed softly. "I thought I could do It, she triumphed. "It was the painter," I denied, indig nant "Very well," she replied, soothingly. Xet'a make believe." i "All right; go ahead." " She scowled until she had two creases over her nose and looked at me as though I wasn't there; then she aid, "We're shipwrecked." . "The deuce!" said I. I "Yes; three days out from from " j "Morris Cove." "Liverpool," she continued, frown ing. "We ran Into a terrible storm, Which dismantled us." "Oh, well, we can do without man tels," I comforted. "Both masts went by the board and the captain and second officer and the entire crew were swept overboard in a heavy sea." I shuddered. "lie owed me three Hollars," I mourned. "He was a godless man," said Helen, evcrely. "I beg your pardon?" ' "He was a godless man. He was h Intoxicated at the time of the dls ster. It was a Judgment." "It was," I affirmed. I shook my bead sadly. Then I askd, "Where Were we at that time?" "In latitude thirty-seven and a half !rest," said Helen, glibly. -Must have been a bargain," I mur mured. "Shortly after," she continued, "the ttorm abated. Alone and unassisted you rigged a Jury mast." "I did!" I assented, eagerly. trove to look heroic, even going to the length of removing my pipe; then a natural generosity reproved me. "But you forget yourself," I charged; "you forget the er the splendid assistance jnou rendered me. You forget how, lashed to er lashed to a hen coop, 9011 labored bravely with ma through And the who lief so whiter itifl, Untouched o( joy. nnreted of ill, Hai ahe done aught? Why, auraly, no The record of her living allow No laurel won, no glory gained, No effort crowned, no height attained In life ahe championed no rauae) Why ahould the pasting people pause! t'ne little household' narrow arop lold all her heart and all her hope. I'oo lowly ahe for fame' high' dome, Bhe made a home. Harper's Bacar. 37fb WEST. the long watches of the night, and wlien morning dawned gray and cheer less over a tossing, leaden sea, you " "Nothing of the sort," she Interrupt ed. "You forget that I am a passenger. I passed the awful hours In my state room, praying for morning, expecting every moment to be the last" "Oh," said I, "X had the wrpng book; It's Clark, Russell, Isn't It?" She paid no heed. With eyes fixed upon the distant horizon she spoke on like a seer. "A spell of calm weather followed." "It did." I said, humbly. "I saw It following." "Hourly we scanned the ocean for sight of a sail. Once " She paused; her voice broke with emotion. "Once, fnr In the distance, low down on the horizon " "I thought U was horizon?" "We sighted a speck, a faint blur against the immensity of the empty world. AH day we watched it, eating nothing, sllpjitly praying that it might change Its course and come to our rescue. Yet whon night came down we were once more alone In the vast darkness." "Or dark vastness," I offered, help fully. 'When morning dawned again the faint speck was longer there. A fright- ful loneliness, an awful hopelessness, canio over us." "It-they did." "Yet you were bravo, so brave!" She looked at me admiringly. What could I say? I waved a hand carelessly, and smoothed my tie. While there's life there's hope," I murmured. You bade me keep up my courage Ah, I needed your comfort thenl Life was very empty for a whlfe. You " "Well, you had me," I reminded. "Then then the food gave out." ' What?" "Starvation stared us In the face." "No, no!" I cried. "Not thatl Any thing but that!" "The barrel which we bad believed held held pluinduff and and " "Deviled kidneys!" "Hard tack " "Oh!" "We discovered to be filled only with " "Crullers," I said. Imploringly, "Wlth-wlth dumb-bells!" "Dumb-bells? Why dumb-bells?" I asked, coldly. For an Instant she looked non plussed. Then she said, falterlngly, I don't know. They they were part of the cargo, I think." "Maybe she's a training-ship," I sug gested. Helen blinked. "Starvation stared jos "You said thnt once." "With a groan you covered ' your face with your hands" "Yes, yes." I cried. "Then, like a flash, I remembered that in the cap tain's cabin I bad seen a box of beef steak and onions. With an exclama tion of Joy I dashed headlong down the companlonway. The box was still there. Seizing a large, thick steak, I hurried to the galley " "You re quite wrong," interrupted nclen, Inexorably. "Hunger has gono to your brain. You've bad nothing to eat for three days, and " 'No, no, please! Not three days! One, if you must, but not " 'For three weary days," sho Insisted. I groaned aloud 'and passed a trem bling hand across the front of my shirt. It was true! The pangs of hun ger were already biting. I looked lcng- lugly toward tho shore. "But that was not tho worst!" "Stop, stop!" I bescechod. "The next day we drank the last of our meagre store of water. Thou indeed Death hovered nigh." "Tell me one thing," I begged, In broken whispers. "The the cask of Burgundy, vintage of '78, and the two dozen bottles of Scotch whisky In the captain's cupboard, they they were still there?" Helen looked across at me pityingly, and shook ber bead. With an an guished cry I hid my face In my bands. "We found the cask stove in and the bottles broken to atoms." ' "Did we?" I muttered, vacantly. "I hod forgotten.'" "Without food and water " "Water, water everywhere, and not a arop to arinki" I gibbered. "For three daya we have drifted over a cruel, glassy sea, under a burning, pitiless sky." "Pitiless sky," I echoed, with parched HP. "And yet and yet through It all there baa been one thing to comfort us, ona bright spot in the darkness of despair." I looked toward her eagerly. "I knew ltl 1 knew HI There wan or; bottle saved! He had hidden It In hit bunk !" "UuRht" alia said, I sank back again, weak and dispir ited, "And that," aha continued, with a wrapt, dreamy expression In her eyes, "and that was our love for each other." "Eh?" "And thnt was our love for each other," repeated Helen, softly. "Ch er yes; that, of course!" I said, hurriedly. "What though we had) known each other less than a fortnight? Love'' "What though?" I murmured. "Love Is not born of time. It may blossom in a day, an hour, a minute." "A second!" "So with our love." She paused, and looked dreamily over the aea. Wat she, too, thinking of luncheon? But no. "We loved each other at flrst Sight." "We did." 1 affirmed, heartily. Helen faltered; her eyelids fluttered; a tinge of pink' crept over her hunger pallid cheeks. "Yet you would never have spoken had not Fate thrown us alone togcthei here thousands of miles from shore." I glanced startledly towarda the beitch. It was not there!' In a panic my eyea swept the horizon. Thank heaven! It was over my left shoulder! The tide had swung the dory around. "For there waa a gulf between us," nclen continued. "I waa an helreis, and yon were merely a second officer." "Ob, I sayl" I demurred. "But danger brought ns together. Position, wealth, all else was forgotten. We loved each other; that was enough." "Quite," I said, with satisfaction. "There, with the tempest bowling In our ears, tossed about by the angry waves, alone'on the ocean, the seal of silence was broken. Danger drew us together. You spoke. Wrapped In each others' arms, for a time all waa forgotten. Love held our souls." Eh-dld I-tfiat Is, well, did I klM you?" "No." said nelen tharply. "Oh." I considered. "Not even one tiny, little kiss?" No." Helen considered. "Well, porhaps one very, very small one," ahe allowed. I thought I remembered It," I an swered, brightly. "And did you er " "But then came the awakening," she hurried on. "Oh, we woke up?" I asked. "Suddenly a gust of wind forced us apart " "Cruel wind!" I sighed, dolorously. "And with a loud report the sail was torn Into ribbons. ' "A ribbon sale?" I inquired. "Tho rain fell In torrents, the llght nlng flashed across the sky. At the mercy of the elements, our frail bark was borne onward at awful speed. Suddenly above the sound of wind end wave the roaring of the surf upon the shore reached our ears. The moment of supreme peril was at hand! A flush of lightning, more intense than any heretofore, lighted up the scene. Before us, scarce a cable's length away, rose a towering ell IT of Jagged rock. Below it the surf dashed 'high, as though hungry" "Eh?" "As though hungry for Its prey. And In the weird light I saw your face. Ah, never shall I forget ltl It was " "Maybe I hadn't shavoaV I mur mured, extenuatlngljL "Calm with a high and noble cour age." "Ah!" "You took me In your arms. Our lips met In one last, long kiss. Terror passed from my heart. I waa content to have it so. Silently we waited. Then with a crash and shock that threw " The crash came! Helen shrieked. I struggled to my knees. Watson'a launch wa digging Its nose into the dory, and Watson waa grinning down at us. "Hello, you folks! Asleep?. I want you to come aboard for lUncb. I'll tow " I struggled to my feet, threw myself Into the launch, and seized Watson's knees. "Saved! Saved!" I sobbed. Worn' an's Home Companion, Row the Sparrow- Baihe. Tho sparrows In the squares have two ways of taking a bntb, that Is, two ways one can discover in a ten minute' loaf around tho fountains, says n writer In the New York Even ing Tost. Tho first Is to fly through the spray as it falls from the fountain. Tho second Is slower nnd much prct tier. A little chap flies to a liiy leaf on tho top of the water, and bis tiny weight uial-.es the leaf sink. Just a little, so that It becomes a miniature bath-tub with enough water In It to reach the bird's feathers. The longer the sparrow stays in his bath-tub tho deeper his bath gets, for the leaf keeps on sinking with bis weight. After some fussing of beak and flapping of wings, and much tossing about of water, away he flies and bis bath-tub comes back to the surface again. Froweea of a Swordfl-h, Considering the formidable naturo of its armament tho swordush is a reasonably inoffensive creature. Alt it asks of humankind Is to be let aloue. But when a nutn deliberately goes ana prods It with a harpoon It is not to 1)9 blamed for retaliating. It did so very effectively off Block Island when It drove Its sword through the bottom oi a boat and ripped up a fisherman's leg. Let nobody say that this story is too good to be true. A swordusu has been known to perforate the bottom, of a ship and leave its sword to stop up the hole. New York World. jCsSENTIALS OF American (mZENSHIP, IHTINQ In the World's Work. Austin filerhnwer Tfr I "els down the principles Mil. J that underlie American citizenship, which, be says, differs In several essentials from citizenship In other countries, and some peculiar duties arise from the difference which require special at tention now when our Institutions are receiving a general re-examlnatlon and are subjected to special strain through the nttempt at expansion. An American, having a great coun try, baa wide relations in his patriot ism. He loves something great, which Is Important In the character of a people. When a man must Ox tils af fections on the small It tends to be little him. One Is measured by what one loves. With our vast and opulent domain, we need never be ashamed of the object of our affection, but can be enthusiastic for our country without seeming ridiculous; which a Belgian or Fortuguese can hardly be. The first characteristic of American citizenship Is a confident pride of coun try that goes parallel with love of country, a pride that is well founded and honost; so that an American feels a satisfactory self-respect as an Anier lean, and seldom gets anything but re spect from others. He cannot be easily ridiculed, and he need not be sensitive a, bout foreign opinions. A scoffer who would laugh at the United States Is Ilka the simpleton who would ridicule the sun. Owing to our size, we are not often challenged to fight for our country, even in words, for most an tagonlsta seem unworthy of us. Only three or four nations are ever com pared with ours, and we need not fear the comparison then. The American can accordingly indulge a generous hlgh-mlndedness toward the world without the usual temptations to Jeal ousy which characterize small peoples. A second feature of American citizen ship springs from the fact that we are a growing country. Great as we are, we expect to be greater. Our eyes are turned to the future and our pride Is founded on hope. It matters much whether one Is on the rising or (le dining side In his feelings, whether his enthusiasm Is a swelling or a re' ceding tide. Americans are in the line of the world's movements, going In the direction In which things are enlnrc lug. Our country Is to take part In nearly all events that are to come, and to act with the whole world as an arena. Wo hnve a career before us rather than behind us, and enter on battlefields yet to be won. We are In tho line of permanent movements, too, and not of mere episodes. Our nets must hnve an Influence thnt Is to grow with the enlargement of the country and of the world's civilization; so that In making history, we are not building a fabric that Is soon to fall, but one thnt will grow for centuries. A thlgd feature of American cltl aenship results from the fact that our country represents liberty and equal ity, so that In being proud of our coun try we are proud of something good, In taking tip the cause of the United States one takes up the cause of right. Most countries represent tyranny or some form of inequality, so that their citizens, to be patriotic, must be tin lust. In Europe they are committed to the Interests of the Bourbons or the Hnpsburgs, and stand for the ag grandizement of privileged classes. We stand for the equal rights of all the people; and nothing can be better Americanism is a sum of virtues, standing for a principle. Our flag ha a meaning of which we approve. It Is demoralizing wnen one's national senti ments are in conflict with one's private convictions. The liberals of most for eign countries are disaffected towafd their national Institutions, so that many of their best citizens live not In the spirit of their country, but In hope of revolution. In America, on the other band, loyalty Is a virtue; the good are committed to our Institutions; and to be more of an American Is to be a better man. Another circumstance affecting Amor tenn citizenship is the fact that nnr country represents progress. The tra ditions of our fathers have little weight when pitted against our common sense, The world's best Ideas have n chance to bo put Into practice. Thought and activity are alike free. Old mneliln cry, old opinions, old institutions arc constantly passing away, and we are in a country of revision. Americans ore accordingly independent nnd ng gresslve. Instead of being a led peO' pic, chained to precedent, they search for tho unknown, rather thau try to recall the forgotten. The flrst duty of American citizen ship is a liberal patriotism. Nor Is this feeling of magnanimity for. laud nud numbers alone. American patriotism must be a love not of race but of ninny kinds of people of English, Germans, Italians, Irish, Scandinavians, Afri cans, Chinese, Iudlans and Tagals. It must be cosmopolitan. American pa triotism comes near being huuiaul tnrlnnlsm. A more Immediate duty of American citizenship, nnd one appealing directly to the Individual, Is to apply our prin ciple of equality to our business and social relations. We cannot have the people politically equal If they are un equal in other respects. While all cannot have the same wealth, rich and poor classes being unavoidable, as also Intelligent and Ignora'ut, w ahould, by glrlag all au equal (chance, reduce these conditions, and especially avoid great extreme. It Is not safe, either for our republic or for the weaitay, that there should be many fortunes which exhauat the materials which make competencies for thousands. The very rich menace the moderately wealthy, nnd the very poor menace In turn the rich. Alt must have a com petenry or hope of It. Another duly of American citizen ship Is to adjust with like liberality our political Idea of equality to our social relations. With a better ac quaintance with men we Bud them more alike. The workingman's Intel ligence rivals that of the professional man, and the qualifications of the ar tisan are everywhere recognized ai a culture. There are virtues In the poor which the ancient world did not kntfw. Refinement, not exclustveness, ought to be the test of social distinction In a republic, which In all things Is In clusive. One does not lose his respect ability in this country by allowing others to be respectable, or degrade himself by mixing with many people. Nearly every social problem that now confronts us might be solved by sim ply a return of the people to a mnnly and generous common sense, which would enable them to enjoy their pos sessions without a cncrlflce of taste or happiness, and at the same time make such enjoyments more common. The American aim Is simply the wel fare of the race In which we have en listed a part of the race and are trying to stand as an example for all others. A Rlory of Dlsruell. Disraeli, who had never b'en to a public school or a ui.lvcrslly, bad not had reverence of this sort flogged Into him In his youth, a the following reminiscence of him, recorded by Lord Dufferln, suggests: "The elder Mr. Dlsrnell. being as yet more celebrated than bis son, my mother had expressed a desire to see htm. But the Introduction could not be managed, Inasmuch as at that par ticular moment Mr. Dlsrnell bad qnar reled w-lth his father. One fine morn ing, however, lie arrived with his father In III rlirlit hand, so to speak, In Mrs. Norton's drnwlng-room, at Storey's Gate. Setting him down on a chnlr and looking at him as If he were some object of vertu of which he wanted to dispose. Mr. Dlsrenll turned around to my mother nnd said In his somewhat sententious manner, 'Mrs. Blackwood, I hnve brought you my father, I have become reconciled to him, my father, on two conflHIons the first was that he should come nnd see you; the second, that he should pay my debts.' " Author' Clipping llurrnu. It Is said that not long ago a reporter took n Journey of considerable length f the pnrpose of Interviewing n rising literary light a to his next novel. On reaching the house he discovered the author on n side porch engnged In earnest conversation with a little boy who bad a large towel pinned around bis neck. The writer received bis vis itor cordially, but seemed rather absent-minded. "Are you willing to tell me a little about your next Important work?" asked the reporter. The literary man clicked n pair of shears and patted the boy on the shoul der. "We were Just talking nbout It a you came up," he said. "Bob thinks I ought to do It with a bowl, but I think I can do It by my eye. What would you advise? You see, his mother al ways cut It before, and she's away Just now." Youth's Companion. Why He Celebrated. One of the professors at Cornell Uni versity was born In Canada. He has, however, been for a long time a resi dent of the United States, and bis chil dren were born here. The New York Times relates an amusing anecdote, which the professor himself is fond of telling. One Fourth of July the professor's eldest son had exploded, early In the afternoon, all the firecrackers that he had provided for the day. The young ster and his little friends wanted more, so the boy found bis father and asked for some money with which to buy a new stock of fireworks. "i will give you the money, my son, If you can tell me what It is that you are celebrating with nil these fire crackers," replied the father. "I can do thnt easy enough," said the boy. "This Is the anniversary of the day we licked you fellows." Flutla a Ct Full or Ire. Harrison Martin, a carpenter, has discovered a cave in Pocahontas Coun ty, Vn., containing nn Inexhaustible supply of Ice. By what strnnge freak of natve the Ice wns formed In the cave Is not yet explained. Martin has built a passageway from the mouth of the cave, which Is high on the side ef a rugged hill, and is marketing the ice over ninny miles of territory, Martin wns prospecting about In an niinless wny when he saw the hole in the side of the hill. The opening Inter ested him so that he decided to inves tigate. He let himself down to It by a rope from some trees above, and on en tering wns astonished to find himself in a vast hall piled high with Irregular blocks of ice. The ice pile extended as far ns he could see, nnd is sufficient for the needs of a big city for a whole summer. New York World. pon't lleverae. It Is stated as a scientific fact thai some kluds of music will klil mosqui toes, but unfortunately there is no rea son to believe that mosquitoes will kill some kinds of music. Kansas City Journal. The Hepele Idiot. The only Idiot that is absolutely hope less la the man who sits down to rea son a thing out with a woman. Www Texk Pre, The city of Toronto, Ont., counts on getting 128,000 horse-power from Niagara Fall, although Its alstance from thj great cataract Is 00 miles. The electric current Is to be carried the entire distance from the genera ting plnnt, which will lie constructed on the Canadian hide, by cables, sup ported on a double-pole lino. A singular property of gelatine, whea pread upon gla, has lately been ex norlmentoil with li the FreLch chem ist, Callletet. When a'ibick layer of strong glue, that na ueen anowea o dry upon a glass surface. Is detached, It carries off scales and leave designs resembling those of frost on a window-pane. Polished marble and quart are similarly attacked. With glue containing six per cent, of alum Monsieur Callletet produced five de signs, resembling mos. in texture. Hyposulphite of soda and nitrate nnd Chlorate of potash, added 1 the glue, produce analogous effects. The glue while drying exerts a powerful mechanical strain. Count Zeppelin, whose experlnent With a gigantic nlr-shbi over the Lake of Constance attracted world-wide at tention a few years ago, has devised a novel form of propeller Intended to drive light-draft boat and launches. Instead of operating In the water, Zeppelin's propellers, like those used to drive balloon, rotate In th atmos phere. They are specially intended for use in very shallow waters, and In tropical river which contain so many aquatic plants that the propel lar of an ordinary boat becemes clogged with them. Boats having very light draft can be skimmed along with such propeller at the rate of several mile an hour. By taking advantage of the diffrac tion disks formed by the waves of light about bright points, Messrs. Sleden topf and Zsigmondy have produced, with a microscope, a magnifying power of 60,000 diameters, and It Is estimated that the same method may achieve a power of 150,000 diameters. The object experimented with were pnrtlcles of gold, which almost np proach the minuteness of molecules, disseminated through ruby glass, which were rendered vlrtunlly visible by mean of their diffraction disks that Is to say, the disks being seen, the particles could be counted and their true size determined, although they were not themselvea visible In dependent of the disks. The project of climbing the loftiest mountain on the earth. Mount Everest, In the Himalayas, whose tremendous head rise, according to trigonometri cal measurement, 29,002 feet above sea-level, has now reached a stage Im mediately antecedent to the actual at tempt. A pnrty, led by Mr. Ecken stein, an experienced climber, has set out for the foot of the great peak. Several celebrated mountain-climbers have expressed the opinion that the feat Is feasible, but only by (he method of gradual ascent, whereby the adven turers may become Inured to the ef fects of a rare atmosphere. Months and even years may be spent in as cending to higher and higher levels, a long pause being made after every considerable advance. The highest ascent now on record Is that of Aeon cagun, In the Andes, the elevation of which Is 23,080 feet, 6922 feet, or more than a mile, less than the height of Everest. The Athlete and HI Stomach. Probably the most Important con sideration for nn athlete in training, write Harry Beardsicy In Leslie's Weekly, Is the condition of bis stomach. The quantity and quality of food and the regularity of meals and leep are all carefully watched, be cause it Is necessary for the stomach to be In perfect running order If the athlete would make the most of bis powers. For this Important organ af fects the nervous system as well as the muscles, and the nerves and head have as much to do with winning a race ns the sinews. There Is danger In evereatlng ns there is in insufficient nourishment, the trainers says; be cause, while the latter may weaken a man, the former produces dullness and Inertia. "A man with his stomach full," said Trainer Hlrshburg, nt Columbia University, hasn't the clean, quick nerve force thnt an athlete musf hnve to get the must out of his mus cles." Roldnmlth on Hie Muarle. In connection with the sale of a portrait of John Harris, publisher and bookseller of "The Bible nnd Crown," the Westminster Gazette says: Harris wns an eyewitness of the affray which took place In 1773 between Oliver Goldsmith nnd Evans the publisher of the London Pncket, In respect of a libel. The incident is somewhat quaintly described In the London Chronicle, .March 27-30, 1773, thus: "Dr. Goldsmith, supposing himself Ill-treated by a letter Jn the London Packet, went to the person's shop who published it, and struck him on the back with bis cane. A scuffle ensued, and the publisher mnde an uncommon use of bis nails, and was at length knocked down. lie then arose, seized a stool, and attacked bis antagonist, tills some people coming In, they were parted. Thus ended the contest be tween tho son of literature aud the publisher, the Utter of whom bears a black eye and the author a scratched face." ,.' Xhera ar more wreck; In the Baltic 0ea than In any otner place In the world. Ti average U on wreck a lay throughout tht year. THE NATIONAL CAME. Waddell struck out 215 men in twecv ty-nlne games. Lastnes seems to be pitcher Falken berg' worst fault Joe Corbet t 1 pitching sensational ball out on the coast. Bny, Cleveland Americans, hat slumped in hi batting. The Boston Americans lend In long hits, triples and home runs. Pittsburg lis purchased Wlnhana tj i Worcester left-handed pitcher. Pickering ha scored more runs than any man In the American League, Bender, Philadelphia American, ha) lilt nineteen men in twenty-one game. Pittsburg critics have flnnlly begun war on the gambler who attend games. i Parent la playing the best game of any man In the country, Wallace not excepted. Bill Kennedy keep np his effective) pitching for Pittsburg. And only last fall It looked as if the old man waa all In. President Hermann, of Cincinnati, ha become fascinated with the work of doping young players, a la Drey fuss. Dick Garvin, a brother of Tlrgil, the tall Texan with Brooklyn, 1s to be) gfven a pitching trial In the New York League. Several time this year had McGraw about mado up bis mind to piny third base for the New York National whea a brace followed. John King, the Chicago catcher, ha passed the hundred mark In the matter of base lilt. It is seldom that a catch, er reaches Into the century mark of blngles. The St Lonls League Club ha signed a left-banded pitcher named Edward Taylor, from the Dallas Club of the Texas League. Thin make three Taylors pitching la the National Lamia). SPORTINO BREVITIES. The Reliance allowed Shamrock IH. one minute forty-five second. The season for angler around Nnf York City ha been a poor one that) far. The prospects are that the coming football season will be a record break r In every way. Indoor skating promise to be quits) popular In the large town and cities) during the coming winter. Tom Keene paced the fastest heat of the year at Empire track, New York City, his time being 2.04. The Lady Rndhesla won the Ken tucky Stakes at Saratoga, W. Y., with Divination, the favorite, second. Boston boxing club are expected to make arrangements to hare all con testa this winter go to a decision. "Jim" Jeffries received $.12,723 as hi share of the receipts of hi fight with Corbett The latter took 10,IH0. No more arrests of antomobilists are to be mado In New York City for fail ure to exhibit licenses or display num bered tags. F. B. Greer, of Boston, easily, won tbe national single scull amateur cham pionship on Lake Qnlnslgamond, G. S. Titus, the former champion, being a poor third. Tbe California Jockey Club ha an nounced sixteen stakes of the aggre gate value of tiri.OOO. Tbe season opens on November 12. Frank Yoakum won the Brighton Stake of $10,000 for 2.10 pacers at the trotting meeting In the Grand Circuit at Brighton, New York City. Lou Dillon trotted half a mile In fifty-nine seconds at the Grand Circuit meeting at Brighton Beach, New York City, heating tbe best previous record. Edward Goodwin, the young motor cyclist, of New Jersey, will be seen on the Long Island roads trying for at motor cycle record within a few iTifD Broke It to Him Gently, A north Missouri editor recwivwd fiote th other day telling him that one of hia subscriber was dead, and asking that his pap" b discontinued. A few daya later the edrtor met that "deceased"- subscriber on tha street and told him about the note. "I wrote) that note myself," returned the sub scriber. "What fort" asked the edi tor. "Well, I wanted to atop yr pa per," said the subscriber, candidly, "an' k no win' how bad you need th money, I (JMn't have the heart to coma right out an" do It. So I Jes wrote yon the note about beln' dead. You would n't send a paper to a corpse, woidd you?" Kansas City Star. Great Slav Trade Stopped. The great slave trade A Kano, the metropolis of Nigeria, Africa, having 100,000 Inhabitants, which averaged S00 men and women sold each day, has been abolished by the British, who have extended their authority over it. Three provinces on the Niger were srfffid because the native chiefs refus ed to surrender the murderer of a British officer. Get American Mills. An American firm has contracted to furnish Russian Hour miller with ?3'i0.0u0 worth- of machinery. The output ot Uie ni.'lis will be Increased within a year to 1.500.000 barrels a day, superceding the supply ot Hour from America. The LATEST FASHIONS IN GENT'S CLOTHING Tha newest, flaeatelotha, the latest designs, all the most faahlooaoleeutt for tbe summer season. Call at our abop and see samples of oloth complete lino and let na ooavinoe you that we are the leader la our 11ns). Reasonable priose el way and satisfaotlon fuaras Johns tt Thoffipsoo.