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PERCY JONES, Pu busbar
While engaged in fishing off Low;
»toft recently a fisherman landed lq
hla net a unique piece of amber. It re
sembled a huge pebble, was oblong In
shape, weighing eleven pounds four
teen ounces, and Is the finest specimen
of amber that has been discovered on
the English coast for several years. !•
realised (137.50.
The cattlemen are planning a move
ment to hold an annual cattle show al
Kansas City, Kan., to be called th*
"American Royal." Four breeds ot
beef cattle, also hogs, sheep and An
gora goats, will be Included. It 1>
thought that the show will win recog
nition for Kansas City as the cattl*
center of the world.
An electrically lighted clock Is a new
and useful device for home use. It 1*
placed within sight of a sleeper's bed
and when he wishes to learn the tlm*
he touches a button at the bedside
and In an instant the clock Is so il
luminated that he can plainly see th*
dial. A little storage battery supplies
sufficient electricity to last several
Portugal, being In strained relations
with Holland, emerges from obscurity
long enough to get mentioned in for-1 the
eign dispatches. A plucky little king- l St.
With a home population smaller eral
than that of Pennsylvania and an area
less than Kentucky's, she bears rule! the
over African and Asiatic dependencies ,
which contain more than nine million !
A lively spree was enjoyed a short j
time ago by some hogs and geese at
the cider mills of William Smith, at '
Bloomfield Center, Mich.
people and cover nearly a million
square miles.
The British government encourages 1
inventors and scientists by extending
financial assistance to those whose
work is considered of sufficient value
to warrant such development. The
«rants are made through the British
royal society, and range in value from
(50 to (2,500, according to the nature
of the invention to be exploited. At
. the present time the society has in
hand (20,000 ready for distribution
within the month of January.
; by
Tt is said that several of the Euro- !
pean general staffs are studying the h
,. .,,, , , . : .
feasibility of organizing special corps
something after ïhe Boer mode!, lie
principal difficulty lies in the limited
supply of horses at the command of
the various governments, with the ex
ception of Russia. The last equine cen
j to
... «... « v [ f
sus in that country is stated to have (
shown considerably more than 10,000.
A mass of
cherries which had been used to flavor
brandy, had been thrown where the
hogs conld get It. Geese as well as
hogs stuffed themselves with the cher- j
000 horses fit for war purposes.
ries, and soon they were staggering
and squealing, squawking and "bonk
ing" In a high state of excitement, all
comically fuddled.
Queer advertisements occasionally
find their way into the Irish papers.
A recent issue of a Limerick newspaper
announces that "Michael Ryan begs to ,
Inform the public that he has a large
stock of cars, wagonettes, brakes,
hearses and other pleasure vehicles for |
sale or hire." This is the same paper !
which, in a glowing description of a j
funeral, declared that "Mrs. B. of
sent a magnificent wreath of artificial
flowers in the form of a cross."
The Christian names of fke girls
registered at a certain New England
academy in 1850 were Abigail, Albina,
Clarinda, Elizabeth, Esther, Louella,
Myrtilla, Farthenia, Rnth and So
phronia. The names of a class of
girls now attending a western high
school are Fannie, Lulu, Marguerite,
Pearl, Silvia, Thyrsa and Veea. Some
of those in the earlier list sound curi
ously old-fashioned—but the people of
1950 may find occasion to wonder and
exclaim at names that are mere or less
popular in the year 1901. The one hap
py certainty is that our descendants
will be perfectly satisfied, as each suc
ceeding generation is, with the result
ot their own efforts at christening chil
Heredity does not determine courage,
or its opposite, but the constitutional
tendency may be clearly marked
through generations. A recent rescue
of shipwrecked persons off Grand
Manan is the subject of a report from
onr consul at St. John, New Bruns
wick. During a period of more than
•eventy-flve years, grandfather, father
and sons of a certain family have re
peatedly saved life or piloted vessels
out of danger. It is said that the
Canadian government Is to give the
rescuers suitable testimonials. The
whole world Is a debtor to Its heroes
of peace. To strengthen the courageous
purpose of others by brave doing or
•nduring la to fulfil one purpose of
The condition of general business Is
pretty accurately reflected by activity
or apathy In the New York stock ex
change, so it need cause no surprise
that during December the "record"
price was paid for a aeat ln that body
—460,000, exclusive of the Initiation fee
of (1,000. Membership ln the exchange
carries with it life Insurance fôr (10,
000, so there Is a limit below which
the price can hardly fall,
the very seat that has Just sold for
«60,000 less than two years ago, no one
would dare to predict how high the
But since
tat* da
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The greatest gathering of royalty .
the world has ever seen assembl e In
St. George's chapel to attend the tun
eral services over Queen Victoria'« re
mains. Victoria's father and mother. !
the Duke and Duchess of Kent, were
> The flebeßeft Lifeboat >
or bilge I
keels, to keep it from roiling. The i
shell is built of three-inch oak, cov
ered with aluminum, or sheet steel, as '
j the builder desires, and is shaped on :
strong oak ribs on the inside. The
' forward and after end of the boat
On the great lakes has appeared a
1 new ®lyl e ®f lifeboat, invented by
Captain Mayo of the life-saving serv
ice. He has tested it himself, and be
lieves it to be a success. He has gone
to Washington to present the model of
his invention for the consideration
of the government. The new lifeboat
Is really a sort of "life car," the prin
ciples being much the same as those
embodied in the latter device. The
life-car is supposed to be hauled ashore
; by lines, while the Mayo lifeboat is
I Intended to be blown or rowed ashore.
! "**£""* to circumstances. .A line of
h , 8a , ng ^ Icago has
been equipped with the Mayo boats,
_. . ...
Win and his associates
The newly dev!wl boat „
a cone.
rounded at both ends. It is intended
j to be thirty feet long and seven feet
[ f n diameter. It is perfectly round,
( tbsre pro j e cting fins,
air chambers, built in such a way that
crushing or puncturing are practically
Impossible. Around the shell are open
tngs filled sjith heavy plate glass, set
j in rubber and steel gaskets. On two
sides are manholes set In the same

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^/Id-Vice from a Chinaman.
Wu Ting Kang, the Chinese minis
ter, ln the course of an address upon
Confucius and Mencius in Philadelphia !
on Sunday improved the occasion by
criticisms \hat have
reply to some
been made by clergymen ot the Christ- !
ian faith upon his recent comparison j
of Christianity and Confucianism. Hie
reply to their strictures was not only
in excellent temper but it contained
many wise suggestions which men of
all religious beliefs would do well to j
In making the comparison betwern ,
Confucianism and Christianity the |
Chinese minister particularly dis aim- ;
ed any Intention to disparage the lat- !
ter. He docs not think it any more 1
discreditable that all Christians do not
live up to the doctrine of Christianity !
than that all Confucians do not obey !
the precepts of Confucius, nor can he j
understand why some clergymen !
should resent any attempt to compare |
Christianity with other systems of be
lief when they do not scruple to at
tack other religions. Wu Ting Fang
recognizes all that is good In all sys
tème, and from this high-minded
standpoint does not think that "the
noble and sublime teachings of Christi
anity need fear criticism, much less
comparison." To this extent Wu Ting
Fang stands for the good of humanity,
He believes that all religions teach
Ben to be good, and that if every Ban
would live up to the doctrines of his
religion It would be a better world
and men would live ln brotherly peace.
Romance of a \/nix)erjity.
The banquet in Chicago the other
evening ln honor of the semi-centen
nial anniversary of the founding of
Northwestern University was a fitting
celebration of one of the noteworthy
events ln educational history. Fifty
year» ago Gov. French signed ths
charter of the new university. Ths
. buried from St. George's, as was also
William IV., Victoria's Immediate
predecessor on the throne. Edward
.VII. was christened and married in the
! chapel. St. George's adjoins Windsor
Castle, and it is -, nly a short drive
kind of gaskets, and on each s de two i
porthole« large enough to push an oar
through. The porta are closed w th j
heavy doors of steel, and every open
lng Is closed and locked from the in
side. The only unprotected openings
are at the ends of the cone. Tha " r '
ward one is a manhole large enough
for a man to move about in easily, and
at the other end Is an opening design
ed for the lowering of an anchor In
side there are accommoilatlons for W
people and lockers large enough to
stow the food necessary for their bus
tenance for thirty da}r ®', * '
tanks with a supply of < r n
sufficient to last for t m me.
The seats are so arranged that they (
revolve completely around^ no matter ,
how often the boat turns over and the
passenger l3 ^ W H aya l( k '' P w U (i Pr ^ u h ';. n ^
interlor Is filled with two aluminum
bulkheads, which swing about with
the motion of the seats inside the boat,
i always keeping the ventilators a safe
distance above the water,
' the danger of filling, the ends of the
: boat are fitted with water vents, and
as the whole boat, loaded, draws less
than four Inches, there is enough of It
always exposed to the Influence of the
wind to allow of Its being driven
ashore. A device for locking the swing- 1
lng seats In position keeps them secure i
and allows rowing when rowing Is j
To avoid
! by few "freshwater" colleges. The
university was intended from the first
to serve the educational needs of Meth
story of the Intervening half century s
a chronicle of heroic struggle and ul
timate triumph such as cab be shown
! odist families throughout the north
j west, but It was never conducted In a
sectarian spirit. At first It was In
tended to locate the institution ln Chi
cago, but an exploring expedition final
ly penetrated the regions north of the
j city and discovered an ideal site ln a
grove of oaks on the north shore.
, There the university was opened a few
| years later, ajid the village that grew
; up around It became Evanston. The
! modest school that started ln a single
1 frame building with a handful of stu
dents now occupies more than a dozen
! large buildings In Evanston and Chi
! cago, counts Its students by the thou
j sands, has an endowment fund of over
! $5,000,000, and Is the largest Methodist
| university In the country.
clety of Friends ln Great Britain haa
been fully sustained during the last
Its con
tributions to the educational Ufa of the
northwest hare been continuous and
Important Its graduates are found ln
the highest places of honor throughout
th* United States.
QuaKerj LrrJe Long.
The remarkable longevity of the Bo
year, the average age at death ln the
United Kingdom, from one to 100
years, being 61 years, 7 months and 1
days. Two women members died over
100 year* old.
The ^Armour Will.
The Armour will waa filed ln tb* Pro
bate court yesterday. The Ultimate
placed upon the fortune Is (16,009,000,
which will be divided equally between
th* widow and the only surviving sot, |
with the stipulation, however, that tb.»
two rrandchildren, tons of Philip i>.
from it to the Frogmor* Park rnauso
leum, where Victoria * remains have
been Interred beside those of the
Prince Consort,
chapel was erected during the Joint
reign of William and Antse.
The first St. George's
j Armour, deceased, shall have a million
dollars each when they reaih the age
I of 25, and a like sum when they reach
i t be age of 30. no Immediate provision 1
lein , mai|e for thf>m , d
j bjr tb# will, becauM they and thrlr
mother already have an ample fortune
rece i yed from th( , raUtp dur | n g tb*
i !fyUnie o{ (hr d ,,,. eaSBd TOD
There are no other beneficiaries of
the great forttm „ named ln
the wl „ non ^ q{ #[<J emp|oyFa or
hoase Mrvanu not <r „ n lhe Armour
InaUtute H|g entlre wt . #uh gOM t0
the wWow anU sun TWa how#Ter
wU , not ^ Mt(ef of 9urpri!l# lo
, hoge wfao werp nt . arfst Mf Artauur ln
* business sens.- and were familiar
with his system of disbursements. Ht
probably gave all that he Intended to
( g)Ve whl , e be waj , |vin and thl> WM b
, no lma „ „ urn f hp
appllcatlon , here tbe a / p|lcant wai
worthy, he was liberal with his bon«
es to old employe*, sod he generously
endowed the Armour Institute
Tlfhert ILeirrir' .^nerrfor*
In honor ot Lord Kobvts a cathe
dral in Waterford. Ireland, is to be
stored to save the family vault*. When
the intention was lately announced
people wondered which edifice in that
1 town was to be thus dealt with Wa
i terford has three cathedrals the l*ro
j testant, the Catholic, and the cathe
dral in whirh the Huguenots used to
worship, more commonly known a* th*
French church
It is the latter struc
ture that is to be restored for th-- bene
fit of Lord Roberts.
"Bob«'' is looked upon as a Water
ford man. For more than two c-ntu
rlcs back the "Roberts" family can b*
traced. Sir Thomas
Drew recently
stated that "from all parts of the Brit
ish empire come Interested Inquiries
about the antecedent origin or th*
origin of the Robcris
family, from
which hase sprung a laird Roberta ol
Kandahar, whose biography has to b*
written for {utnre generations. It 1*
found with no difficulty in the record
of a purely citizen family of Water
ford, through more than two centuries,
a pedigree well kept and remembered
in their city for the true and nprignt
citizenship of Its many members. Their ,
last record Is Inscribed on the tomb
stones which lie under the tower of Um 1
French church, to which so many turc j
now with Interest."
It is anticipated that nearly £3,004
will be required. To restore the tow I
er alone will cost some £550 and tho«« ;
responsible for the scheme arc anx
ious that this work should be proceed- 1
> >
ed with as soon as possible, for undei
It Us all the Robertses.
The fall of the tower, which must
com* If'neglected—would thus obliter
ate ths Roberts family burying plaça
| Lob- • are almost a thing of ths
lust—' - the kind served as food.
«actum Globe.
Lo'- titre and Lobet ere.
I thank God whsteoe'er bétail:
Kor thU one quiet Interval:
A plot of araae. a well, a tree.
Nothin« nan ever take from me.
That after f««r and doubt and patn.
Through all one »ummer I hove lain
Nursed *t :he country'» breast*,
H#r placid breathing by my own.
And *11 on* summer hwrrd her l»rk.
His climbing song from dawn to dark:
Drawing my heart to taka ht* road,
ay of God.
That climb« th* footaloul
Amid her ktne. »mid her »neep.
Have known
And In htr riv#r# and bar d«w
Hava wa*h#d my spirit anew.
puaty th* way» of life, but h«ra
Ar» woodruff and *we«t lavender.
Where the wayfaring fool rnuet pr##a
Th« wild (hy
Cool «ri th# night, and after It
Th# dawn, ih# dawn wae wild and *w##t.
Through a low cottage window seen
A great roe« »wathed in living grven.
Day» of fierce heal and beautiful
But woods were deep and waler# cooL
did the evening time refu#»
The medicine pf her wind#, her dewa.
Then, only then, l knew ala*'
Who loMt the country for a »pace.
What bitter bread her e*l!w
Wanting her in the etty »treet*.
waking. ewe»t»r
. tweet to wtntunue**.
' ».
; What bluer lot I* hi* who stray*
I ttiiti country heart through city way*.
with hiAiger and with thirst
; And crm»
I For th* kind breaet
After th* trouble and the patn
fth* call* her wand«
After the anguteh a
Ah! tool and blind
r home again:
1 the frei
who would forgot'
The Siren.
1 (Copyright i»i by Daily Bu rr I*uh Co
wh( . n , b „ fo „ , r „ pt „ . ard !h e land
from oul |n (h# (»e«- they did not no
tlce It at first so absorbed were they
long be. n drifting almlr»*!y. for be
rigidity of her featurr* m a mery
miutk. concealing »-motion racine fisat
through ail the course* of her young
b | fl<Mj blIt of whl< h h , r („ rolnln |ty
would not permit betrayal,
Author of General John June*, e'«
—eh* In what he was saying, he In hU
own passion. Their little boat bad
had shipped hi* oar* and from the
center *<-at leaned forward eagerly,
peering keenly into her face as he
As for her, one could not be sure
whether her manner of ind!lf<*renee
was born of cotdn#»* or' whether th*
She leaned back In «eemlng languor
among the down cushions hi* fore
thought had provided f >r her Comfort
and save that her white and tt<some ,
fingers played unceasingly with the
' red and white striped cord* which
1 moved the toy titter of the I ttle b- at.
•be did not move. Only when now »ad
again (he raised the downcast lash--*
which curtained her dark eye* did IbU
impati'at Rorcttto'lon f*n*t. Then the
nervous phklng of her madonna fin
gers would grow stilt and h*r deep
glance would r«-<t full and unflinching
ly upon the face of the man before
her. There wa* In this gi »nee, *o
proud and high and Tree, »"metbing
which subtly. Indescribably thrilled
him. Nor roulif*hl* own endure It
long, for when she rnls-1 h*r eye», hl«
fell, abashed- and at those tlm s the
fantastic shadow of an Inocrutabie
smile fled acroaa her lip* and vanished
8o near together were they that he
coula hnv« stretched forth hU foot and
touched the shoe who«« shining pat
ent lenlber Up escaped the hem of
her blue flannel skirt
he had leaned far forward and put out
his hands appealingly as If to grasp
Once. Indeed,
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But she had drawn back
swiftly, releasing the tiller ropes, and
folded her arms across her breast with
a firm a..- forbidding dalliance.
He had drawn back sullenly, and
now for a moment bad grown silent.
It wai then the fog had crept upon
them io stealthily neither had per
ceived IU coming till its chill shroud
wrapped them.
*r own.
The woman shivered,
lightly, and drew her wrap more close
ly about her shoulders with a quick
feminine gesture. Her look was bent
Snatched up the oars and hurled them
far out • • »
upon the disappearing shore, half a
mile away, where the piers and sum
mer-time pagodas, the diving tower,
tbs big hotel, of Manhattan beach, de
serted now that November had laid IU
rude clutch
on autumn - «olfl lu their
eefcoless silence of the waning year
Now the mournful vole* of th* hood
ed siren, perched aloft where
ri«.!n. 0< . th V 1Ur,1,h Calum «l yewned
Meeplly to the vaporous lake, sound
î* l< ? V? # log-bound sailor, rose
through the mist In minor
"«°°' Hool '' It said. "Hoo-oo.
Hoo-oo-oo. a tinge of melancholy
menas, dw.lt In the stsam m^otone
C^thought of ^r.,., »„a
f 1 " 1 • tr * w »l«tg hair
•yss whleh looked hot
TMBC BU Start«! nlltn* u -
•iru raised lu role*. Kir J*. .7*
thickening to« Ulf comesled Tri Ï*
•yss ths U the fleur* of the «lr|
la her wrap and cushion*.
to Ur again and spuk«
"Katie*!" he said.
Her vote* seemed cold to him
answered, but a keener
b* might have discovered
U that waa not glacial.
"What la it, George?" aha uke*
with seeming steadiness ''Aiaü»Ti
thought we had left all that beklw
ua, far away, and were going no* ta
be good frlenda and comrades Cis*t H it
you taka my word for it that thwsk
finality In what I have told your
"No, i can't," he cried out, itartta. g
to bis feet so fiercely the llltl* m H u
rocked dangerously "Nor *iu |
With me It shall be today '
And with you,
The girl looked at him fro« (hi
clouded depth* of her rar« ey« «fth h b
aomethlng whleh might btv* tw«* .
•cornful tenderncaa.
"Forget It, George," she mid *,.
unkindly. "You have bad
&u *lm thig
» tremor I*
too," ht conclWM,

my do, i*S
you must take It for your soswsr."
''Kstloe! " he cried
and t*e
a step toward her.
She raised both hand* a* U to watt
his Coming and straightened h*r feg
against the stem of th* shrouded b«at
VVI.h an Impetuous gesture u*
young man drew back and >uy>Nag
snatched up the oars and hurled than
rar out Into the wall of fug
■'There," he hoarsely shouted athtt,
as if In desperate defiance of bar ytr
verslty. "bine* you wlah It so, „
wilt Indeed rod It all, hut togetfcw,
not apart"
He sank back moodily into his ast
and clasping hi* hands moodily abost
his knee* stared at her gtoetaUy
through the fog.
Kalte« had started up with s pftH
cry aa he threw the oar* away, flh*
knew too well a hat that meant Tkty
had become a he:pin»* derelict, nptes
on the »tient, giasay
- „ **
Then »be threw her round am* short
• •
his Wut neck *
eVWI to creep to safety toward fit
shrouded voice of the mourning Stitt.
Hut she too sank to her sent and ms
Now s
still. The fog grew dcmef
*wtft rilrh of wind rippled th* wsta»
and stirred the tiny craft uneMltj
The Ink* grew volcefnl brne*U Its
•ombre mnnri* of dull gray and wfi(
a paddling tongue licked hungrily th*
bait, Kv*ry
«earn* of the onrie**
minute tb# siren sounded to th* ^o*«
It* iterant "Iloo! Hoo"* Tb* wsrtiB
call wemnl now farther *w»y. W
girl bent her head but remained **■
unsteadily and A 0 *d
on trembling leg* In th* rrckin*
A third time he »poke her nam* Th«f»
w«» the light of a love-born (r»E*f 11
hi* blue eyes and he drew ^1*
llgur* upward as one who h** toUR*
a great resolve.
"Faiice." he arid. "You **f r<w
not »»iff ■*"
George rose
You say you ra
muse 1 have no ambition*. You Cb**ï»
You even
me with indoienc*. .
*nd »aid It I* untrue tb* ■***
11 «ul k
I* extinct. Well, we wi
hand Imperlo®* 1 *
This time the girl looked op ***•
manner made bli port» «■ - i*» r
The wind had risen higher »Ü» •**
now whistled shrilly »bout them
He held out his
Fa I Ice
boat wa* drifting | _
straight before her through the
and aero**
flitted >*ial unlit*"
nilr>ya of the fog
fact» otu«* mon* !_
prrtfihl« ftlmdow of a «inn«»
She held out b«f
lo George and put her fool upon
gunwale a* he did hl», . k>f
'•Com#:" he cried sgsln-and M
leaped together, hand In hand
tines of hla mouth had growa
and straight, but the girl, *bo wo»«
could cone*» »
behind him, hardly
tender tearful laughter. .y
Aa they splashed furloualf
rippled lake the breeze swept the UBj
boat away and Instantly I*» "
grated upon the beach. A ® 0ID "V.
they sprang, ho had, repeutaat BJ"
to stay the girl, but It was tout"?
They entered the water
then, elood erect It reached BJf
With a passionate geet re be
to his arms, there In the * c0inp *^7
water and kissed her fondly, *" ,
resisting. Than eh* threw her
anna about his
Into hysterical aobblng
with ribald laughter, **
He looked at her ruefully. Ta ~ -,
too, laughed, but hla laugh wu
and Ilka the lark's matin *># —
"Come," ha said, and unclaeptM £
clinging caress and taking ^
strong arms ha aturdlly waded w
shelving beach to shore.
"Let us run, Fnllce," 6s
"Let ua run to the parson.
She fait for hla hand once
let hers nestle there. »
"It was because I loved T®" Jr« g»
•aid, answering a question
voice bed aakhd. *
"Hoot Hoor* cried the
Miy, as they ran nway togetn«.

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