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My Lady of
the North
ByRandall Parrish
"WW»WUdnveuWu list"
Copyrigtt. by A McCliug Co.
lateral Sodoow'i Halt, Dodoft
I do not remember that we spoke,
lave once, while we passed out
through the orchard field where the
big tobacco shed stood Not until we
turned the corner of the great ram
shackle building, which in other and
more prosperous days had been dedi
cated to the curing of the leaf, did
we perceive any signs of the presence
of our antagonists. They were stand
ing upon the further side, directly op
posite the door, and both bowed slight
ly as we approached. The Captain
came toward us slowly.
"It is to be greatly regretted, gen
tlemen," he said, with ceremonious po
liteness, "that we have no surgeon
with us. However, neither contestant
has any advantage in this respect.
Lieutenant Caton, may I ask if the ar
rangements as already completed have
proven satisfactory to your princi
"Entirely so."
"Then if you will kindly step this
way a moment we will confer as to
certain details."
Brennan was leaning in negligent
attitude against the side of the build
ing, his eyes fastened upon the ground,
the blue smoke of a cigar curled laz
ily above his head. I glanced toward
him, and then sought to amuse myself
watching the queer antics of a gray
squirrel on the fence rail beyond I
felt no desire for further thought, only
an intense anxiety for them to hurry
the preliminaries, and have the affair
lettled as speedily as possible. I was
aroused by Moorehouse's rather nasal
"Gentlemen, will you please take
Four positions. Major Brennan, you
•/ill stand three paces to the right
Df that sapling, facing directly south.
Captain Wayne, kindly walk straight
west from the shed door until you
come opposite the Major's position
I noted Brennan throw away the
itump of his cigar, and then I walked
Blowly forward until I reached the
point assigned me My heart was beat
ing fast new, for I fully realized the
probabilities of the next few minutes,
and felt little doubt that serious in
jury, if not death, was to be my por
tion. Yet my trained nerves did not
fail me, and outwardly I appeared
fully as cool and deliberate as my op
ponent. Tears of constant exposure to
peril in every form had yielded me a
grim philosophy of fatalism that now
stood me in most excellent stead. In
deed, I doubt not, had I chosen to put
It to the test, my hand would have
proven the steadier of the two, for
Brennan's face was flushed, and he
plainly exhibited the intense animos
ity with which he confronted me
How peculiar the mind often op
erates in such moments of exciting
suspense. I recall remarking a very
Blight stoop in Brennan's shoulders
which I had never perceived befoie,
I remember wondering where Moore
house had ever discovered a tailor to
give so shocking a fit to his coat, and
finally I grew almost interested in
two birds perched upon the limb of
a tree opposite where I stood. I even
smiled to myself over a jest one of
the young officers had made an hour
before. Yet with it all I remained
keenly observant and fully aware of
each movement made by the others on
the field. I saw Caton accept the der
ringer handed him and test it care
fully, the long, slim, blue barrel look
ing deadly enough as he held it up be
tween me and the sky. Then Moore
house approached Brennan with its
fellow in his grasp, and the Lieutenant
crossed over, and stood beside me.
"Here is the gun, Wayne," he
side, "and I sincerely hope you
have changed your decision. There is
no mercy in Brennan's eyes
"So I notice," I answered, taking
the derringer from him, and examining
It with some curiosity, "but I shall do
as I said, nevertheless. It is not any
sentiment of mercy I feel which spares
him, but a duty that appeals to me
even more strongly than hate."
"By Heaven, I wish it were other
"Who gives the word?" I questioned.
"I do are you ready?"
I held out my hand, and his fingers
closed upon it with warm, friendly
grip. The next moment Brennan and
I stood, seemingly alone, facing each
other, as motionless as two statues.
His coat was buttoned to the throat,
his cap-visor pulled low over his eyes,
his pistol hand hanging straight down
at his side, his gaze never wavering
from me. I knew he was coolly, de
liberately measuring the distance be
tween us with as deadly a purpose as
any murderer. The almost painful
stillness was broken Caton, and I,
marked the tremor «is voice.
"Are you both ready, gentlemen?"
"I am/' said Brennan.
"Ready," I replied.
"The word will be one, two, three—,
Are with a slight pause after the
three. A report from either pistol be
fore the final word is spoken I shall
take personally. Be prepared now
"Ready!" said the voice once more
and as I saw Brennan's arm slowly
rise, I lifted mine also, and covered
him, noting, as I did so, almost in won
der, with what steadiness of nerve
and wrist I "held the slender gauge
just beneath the visor of his cap. De
liberately, as though he dreaded the
necessity, Caton counted:
"One two three—fire!"
My pistol exploded, the charge strik
log the limb above him, and I stag
gered backward, my hat torn from my
JMtd.ft white line cut through my hair
and a thin trickle of blood upon my
temple. I saw Caton rushing toward
me, his face filled with anxiety, and
then Brennan hurled his yet smoking
derringer into the dirt at his feet with
an oath.
"Damn it, Moorehouse," he roared,
fairly beside himself, "the charge was
too heavy it overshot."
"Are you much hurt?" panted Caton.
"Merely pricked the skin."
Then Brennan's angry voice rang
out once more.
"I demand another shot," he insist
ed loudly. "I demand it, I tell you,
Moorehouse. This settles nothing, and
I will not be balked just because you
don't know enough to load a gun."
Caton wheeled upon him, his blue
eyes blazing dangerously.
"You demand a second shot?" he
cried indignantly. "Are you not aware,
sir, that Captain Wayne fired in the
air? It would be murder."
"Fired in the air!" he laughed, as
if it was a most excellent joke. "Of
course he did, but it was because my
ball disconcerted his aim. I fired a
second the first, but his derringer was
covering me."
Caton strode toward him, his face
white with passion.
"Let him have it his way," I called
after him, for now my own blood was
up. "I shall not be guilty of such neg
lect again."
He did not heed me, perhaps he did
not hear.
"Major Brennan," he said, facing
him, his voice trembling with feeling,
"I tell you Captain Wayne purpose
ly shot in the air. He informed me
before coming upon the field that he
should do so I positively refuse to
permit him to face your fire again."
Brennan's face blazed chagrin, an
ger, disappointment fairiy infuriated
him, and he seemed to lose all self
control. "This is some cowardly
trick!" he roared, glaring about him
as if seeking some one upon whom
he could vent his wrath "Damn it,
I believe my pistol was fixed to over
shoot in order to save that fellow. I
never missed such a shot before."
Moorehouse broke in upon his rav
ing, so astounded at these intemper
ate words as to stutter in his speech.
"Do-do you d-dare to in-sinuate, Ma
jor Brennan," he began, "that I have
he paused, his mouth wide open,
staring toward the shed. Involuntar
ily we glanced in that direction also,
wondering what he saw. There, in
the open doorway, as in a frame,
dressed almost entirely in white, her
graceful figure and fair young face
clearly defined against the dark back
ground, stood Edith Brennan.
The Last Good-by.
She exhibited no outward sign of
agitation as she left her position and
slowly advanced toward us. Daintily
lifting her skirts to keep them from
contact with the weeds under foot,
her head poised proudly, her eyes a
bit disdainful of it all, she paused be
fore Caton.
"Lieutenant," she questioned in a
clear tone which seemed to command
an answer, "I have always found you
an impartial friend Will you kindly
Inform me as to the true meaning of
all this?"
He hesitated, hardly knowing what
to reply, but her imperious eyes were
"Brennan Hurled His Yet Smoking
Derringer at His Feet With an Oath."
upon him—they insisted, and he stam
mered lamely:
"Two of the gentlemen, madam,
were about to settle a slight disagree
ment by means of the code."
"Were about?" she echoed, scornful
of all deceit. "Surely I heard shots as
I came through the orchard?"
"One fire has been exchanged," he
reluctantly admitted.
"And Captain Wayne has been
I was not aware until that moment
that she had even so much as noticed
my presence.
"Very slightly, madam."
"His opponent escaped uninjured?"
Caton bowed, glanced uneasily to.
ward me, and then blurted forth im
pulsively: "Captain Wayne fired in
the air, madam."
"A most delightful situation, surely,"
she said clearly and sarcastically.
"One would almost suppose we had
wholly reverted to barbarism, and that
our boasted civilization was but mock
ery. Think of it," and the proud dis
dain in her face held us silent, "not
six hours ago that house yonder was
the scene of a desperate battle. With
in its blood-stained rooms men fought
and died, cheering in their agony like
heroes of romance. I saw there two
men battling shoulder to shoulder
against a host of infuriated ruffians,
seeking to protect helpless women
They wore different uniforms, they
followed different flags, by the fortune
of war they were enemies, yet they
could fight and die in defense of the
weak. I thanked God upon my knees
that I had been privileged to know
such men and could call them friends.
No nobler, truer, manlier deed at arms
was ever done! Yet, mark you, no
sooner is that duty over—scarcely are
their dead comrades burled—when
they forget every natural instinct of
of gratitude, of true manliness, and
spring at each other's throat like two
maddened beasts. I care not what
the case may be—the act is shameful,
and an insult to every woman of this
household, Efren as I camejjpoiL Jhj
er shot, In spite of the fact that one
man stood already wounded. War
may be excusable, but this is not war.
Gentlemen, you have fired your last
shot on this field, unless you choose
to make me your target"
She stood there as a queen might,
and commanded an obedience no man
among us durst refuse. Brennan's
flushed face paled, and*-his lips trem
bled as he sought to make excuse.
"Edith," he protested, "you do not
know, you do not understand. There
are wrongs which can be righted in
no other way."
"I do not care to know," she an
swered coldly, "nor do I ever expect
to learn, that murder can right a
"Murder! You use strong terms.
The code has been recognized for cen
turies as the last resort of gentle
"The code! Has it, indeed? What
gentlemen? Those of the south ex
clusively of late. That might possi
bly pardon your opponent, but not you,
for you know very well that in the
north no man of any standing would
ever venture to resort to it. Moreover,
even the code presupposes that men
Bhall stand equal at its bar—I am in
formed that Captain Wayne fired in
the air."
He hesitated, feeling doubtless the
uselessness of further protest, yet she
permitted him small opportunity for
consideration. "Major," she said quiet
ly but firmly, "I should be pleased to
have you escort me to the house."
These words, gently as they
were spoken, still constituted a com
«mand. Her eyes were upon his face,
and I doubt not he read within them
that he would forfeit all her respect if
he failed to obey. Yet he yielded with
exceeding poor grace.
"As it seems impossible to con
tinue," he admitted bitterly, "I sup
pose I may as well go." He turned
and fronted me, his eyes glowing.
"But understand, sir, this is merely
a cessation, not an ending."
I bowed gravely, not daring to trust
my voice in speech, lest I should yield
to the temptation of my own temper.
"Captain Wayne," she said, glancing
back across his bread blue shoulder,
and I thought there was a new qual
ity in her voice, the sting had some
way gone out of it, "I shalL esteem
It a kindness if you will call upon
me before you dejrart."
"With pleasure," I hastened to re
ply, my surprise at the request al
most robbing me of speech, "but I
shall be compelled to leave at once,
as my troop is already under or
"I shall detain you for only a
moment, but after what you have
passed through on our behalf I am
unwilling you should depart without
realizing our gratitude. You will find
me in the library. Come, Frank, I
am ready now."
We remained motionless, watching
them until they disappeared around
the corner of the shed. Brennan
walked with stern face, his step
heavy, she with averted eyes, a slight
Bmile of triumph curling her lip. Then
Moorehouse stooped and picked up
the derringer the Major had thrown
"By thunder, but she's right!" he
exclaimed emphatically. "I tell you
that's a mighty fine woman. Blame
me, if she didn't face us like a
(To be continued)
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Professor Unna of Hamburg, Ger
many, and Dr. Sabourand, the leading
French dermatologist, discovered that
a microbe causes baldness. Their
theory has time and again been amply
verified through research experiments
carried on under the observation of
eminent scientists. This microbe
lodges in the Sebum, which is the nat
ural hair oil. and when permitted to
flourish it destroys the hair follicles
and in time the pores entirely close,
and the scalp gradually takes on a
shiny appearance. When this happens
there is no hope of the growth of hair
being revived
We have a remedy which will, we
honestly believe, remove dandruff, ex
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What Ailed Htm.
He came creeping in at the usual
hour when a man finds it convenient
to enter his bouse with as little com
motion as possible. He replied in re
sponse to the usual wifely query put
to gentlemen who arrive home at thr.t
hour of the night that he bad been
sitting up with a sick friend. "A sick
friend, indeed! And what ailed him?"
"W-why. he lost $87."
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Count S. Cronstedt and about twenty
other persons have petitioned the gov
ernment for authority to organize a
Christian Science congregation in
W. A. P. Ekengren, at present coun
selor of legation and charge d'affaires
at the Swedish legation in Washing
ton, has been promoted to the rank
of minister at Washington in succes
sion to Count Albert Ehrensvard.
Prom the budget proposals for 1913
now before the riksdag, it appears
that the financial position of Sweden
is very strong and compares favorably
with that of most other European
countries. In spite of increased ex
penditure in several departments, par
ticularly for public instruction, no
new taxation is required. A loan of
$7,500,000 is to be raised for extension
of railways, telephones, water-power
stations, etc., $750,000 is to be added
to the workmen's insurance fund and
$1,750,000 is to be put into the sinking
In commemoration of the fiftieth an
niversary of the battle between the
Monitor and the Merrimac, at Hamp
ton Roads, Va., the Swedish American
republican league of Illinois .presented
to the United States national museum
an oil painting of that fight and a por
trait of John Ericsson, the inventor of
the Monitor. The painting of the bat
tle is by the marine artist, Henry
Reuterdahl of New York, while the
portait of Ericsson is by Arvid Nyholm
of Chicago. Arrangements for the pre
sentation have been in the hands of
Henry S. Henschen, vice consul of
Sweden, at Chicago, and Representa
tive George E. Poss of Illinois, who
were present at the Smithsonian insti
tution with a delegation of officers and
members of the league to tender these
gifts to the officials of the Smithson
ian institution.
The daily program for the athletic
competitions at the Olympic games in
Stockholm this summer is as follows:
July 6—Throwing the Javelin 10,000
metre flat trials 100 metre flat trials
800 metre flat trials.
July 7—Running high jump trials
10,000 metre flat finals 100 metre flat
finals 300 meter flat finalsj pentath
July 8—Running high jump finals
standing broad jump finals relay race
800 metres trials relay race 400
metres finals.
Newsof Scandinavia
Principal Happening? of the Week
in the Scandinavian Countries.
Prince Gustav, the youngest son of
the king of Denmark, is 25 years old.
Danish steamers have been In the
habit of taking coal to England for use
on the return trips of Danish steamers.
The shipyard of Burmeister & Wain,
Copenhagen, the largest in Scandin
avia, will soon be extended so as to
double its present capacity.
The men's trade unions of Denmark
have opened their ranks for the ad
mission of women. Equal pay will be
demanded for women who do men's
Carl Jacobsen, the millionaire
brewer In Copenhagen, distributed
$11,000 as gifts among his employed in
connection with the celebration of his
seventieth birthday.
John Knudsen was catching codfish
near Anholt when something very
heavy and very strong bit on his hook.
He did his best, however, and the
object turned out to be a monster
flounder weighing 130 pounds. The
size of this fish may be imagined when
it is stated that it takes a big sample
of a flounder to weigh 30 pounds.
A German tramp has been arrested
time and again and turned out of the
country, but he will invariably return
to Denmark. As a reason for his be
havior he says that he gets such poor
food in Germany that he cannot stand
it. This explanation seems a little
curious in view of the fact that when
he is jailed in Denmark he has tc live
on bread and water.
July 10—Pole vault finals putting
the shot, best hand, final 200 metre
flat trials 1,500 metre flat final 5,000
metres flat final.
July 11—Putting the weight, right
and left hands, final 200 metres flat
final 110 metre hurdle race trial, 10,
000 metres walking race final.
July 12—Running broad jump final
throwing the discus, best hand, final
400 metres fiat final team race, 300
metres, trials.
July 13—Standing high jump finals
throwing the discus, right and left
hand, finals 400 metres flat finals
team race finals.
July 14—Throwing the hammer fin
als marathon race (40,200 metres)
final relay race, 1,400 metres, trials
decathlon, first day.
July 15—Relay race, 1,600 metres,
final cross country race, 8,000 metres
decathlon, second day hop, step and
Jump, final.
The Swedish diamond drill stock
company has drilled, on the island
of Gottland, a hole to a depth of 3,275
feet, the greatest-depth ever reached
In Scandinavia. This boring has also
established a world's record, being the
only one-and-half-inch hole of that
depth. The drill struck a bed of marl
slate suitable for making cement.
Erik Gustaf Nilsson, of Yxtaholm,
has lived for ninety years in the house
where he was born. He is not so tall
and straight and robust as he used to
be, but when he makes purchases for
the table he walks to a store at Flen,
a distance of about an English mil*.
Dear life, sweet moment, gracious
opportunity, brief journey so well
worth the taking, gentle exile so
well worth enduring, thy bitterest
sorrows are but blessings in disguise,
thy sharpest pains are brought upon
us by ourselves and even then are
turned to warnings for our guid
ance, while above us, through us
and around us radiates the Supreme
Love, unalterably tender.—Marie
The vegetarian society of Gothen
burg has decided to prganize a society
for combatting compulsory vaccina
The "Swedish Society for the Ad
vancement of Open Air Life and Care
of the Body," has just been organized.
The society proposes to start a period
ical and to publish pamphlets.
A giant oak was felled the other day
on the Kvarn island, below Soderfors,
in the Dal river. Pour feet from the
ground it was five feet in diameter,
and it was found to be 350 year old.
Three boys at Viby went to the
woods one day to pick pine cones for
seed. All of a sudden the smallest fel
low yelled to the other, "Say, here is
a fox!" The others ran to the place.
There could be no mistake about it, it
was a fox. They felt at the animal.
He was dead, but still warm. A wound
told the story. "Put him into the
bag," said the fellow who had found
the fox. "Can we risk that?" asked
the oldest boy. "Of course," said the
little fellow, "for we found him on
grandfather's land." The pine cones
were dumped out of the bag and the
fox put into it, and they started for
home on a sort of triumphal march.
The next day the fox was sold for
$3.00, and now each of the three boys
has the sum of one dollar deposited in
the Viby savings bank.
It is estimated that Kristiania has
a little over 250,000 inhabitants.
All skimen will be delighted to hear
that S. I. Bennetter has succeeded in
preparing skis to which no snow will
stick, no matter what the temperature
"Skandinavian" will be the name of
a newspaper wihch is to be started in
London by Jones Berge, an author,
and Fredrick Berg, a Swedish-German
^The telegram which Roald Amund
sen sent from Hobart, Tasmania, to
England contained about 3,000 words,
and the charges for transmission were
about $2,300.
Flekkefjord has the reputation of be
ing the most electrified town in Nor
way. About 4,000 electric JJghts have
been installed, which is two for every
man, woman, and child. To meet the
Browing demand for electric power,
heat, and light the power plant is to
be enlarged at a cost of $10,000.
Washington, March 24.—Roald Am
undsen, discoverer of the South Pole,
will visit the United States next Jan
uary and deliver his first North Ameri
can lectures on the Successful Antarc
tic expedition before the National Geo
graphical society in Washington,
President Henry Gannett yesterday
received a cablegram from Captain
Amundsen accepting the society's inyi
Other explorers who gave, after suc
cessful expeditions, their first Ameri
can lectures before the National Geo
graphical society were: Rear Admiral
Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the
North Pole Sir Ernest Shackelton,
who until Captain Amundsen's expe
dition had attained the farthest-south,
and Colonel Roosevelt, who led a suc
cessful expedition into the wilds of
A journalist describes the feelings
caused by first news from Roald
Amundsen, saying in part: "The re
port of victory seized all Norwegian
hearts with overwhelming force.
Everywhere our red canvas with the
thunderbolt in the white cross went
heavenward as a token of thanks from
our people to Providence. All flag
poles were decorated with gay flags,
and in all parts of the country there
was rejoicing as soon as the message
came. There was joy and jubilation
in the minds of the people. But there
was no singing! People did not even
talk. Only the king made a little
speech, and the president of the stort
ing said a few words. Besides this
there was a still, deep feeling which
overpowered everybody. The eyes
beamed, but tears could be seen glis
tening, and when people talked about
it their voices seemed to be trem
bling with weeping." A special pic
ture is painted of the storting after
President Konow had made his little
speech: "This message of victory
seemed to put an end to all conten
tion. The spirit of peace and recon
ciliation settled on every mind For
gotten were all dividing party lines,
dropped were all personal quarrels,
extinguished was the smouldering ill
will which threatened to break out in
devastating flames The news about
the south pole plateau, about the vic
tory over a cold of 75 degrees, about
the final subjugation of that earth
which man was made to rule—and
that it was our people that had fought
the final, decisive battle—this had
such a power over every soul that life
Itself seemed to have a greater value
from this moment."
Just as Hans Haugen, a mail car
rier, drove past Groterud mountain,
Aadalen, a snowshde came rushing
down the mountain side. A shower of
chunks of ice struck the sled, and
Haugen was instantly killed. Another
man who was riding with him was
badly bruised, but the horse escaped
The value of all landed property in
Norway is put at $500,000,000. Stavan
ger amt leads the amts, or counties,
of Norway with regard to the volume
of dairy products In 1855 there were
only 4 regular dairies in the country,
now there are about 765.
Forbidden Fruit.
A request was once made to the^au
thorities of one of the colleges at Cam
bridge that room might be found on
the spacious lawns of their garden for
the lady students of Girton college to
play lawn tennis. Guessing clearly
enough what would be the result of
the admission of these students of the
fairer sex among the undergraduates,
the master replied that it was ordered
in the statutes of the college that the
gardens must be devoted to the pur
poses of floriculture and must not be
used for husbandry.—Spare Moments.
Hit Brothers' Names Supplied With
Extensions, He Provided One
for Himself.
Gabrielle* E. Jackson tolls the fol
lowing story in her book for girls,
"Peggy Stewart:"
Peggy's father has Just returned
from an extended absence and his
daughter is showing him over the es
tate. They come to one of the cab
ins in which lives the family of Joshua
Jozadak Jubal Jones.
"I want you to see this family," ex
plained Peggy to her father. "They
might all be of one age, but they are
not—quite. Come here, boys, and see
Master Captain," called Peggy to the
three pickaninnies who were peeping
around the corner of the cottage.
"Hello, boys. Whose sons are you?
Miss Peggy tells me you are broth
"Yas, sir, we is. We's Joshua Joza
dak Jubal Jones' boys. I'se Gus, de
"And how old are you?"
"I'se nine, I reckons."
"And what is your name?"
"My name? Gus, sah."
"That's only half a name. Your
whole name is really Augustus, re
member." The "Massa" Captain's voice
boomed with the sound of the sea.
"And your name?" continued the
questioner, pointing at number two.
"I'se jist Jule, sah„" was the shy re
"That's a nickname, too. I can't
have such slipshod, no account names
for my hands' children. It isn't dig
nified. It isn't respectful. It's a
disgrace, Miss Peggy. Do you hear?"
"Yas, yas, sir we hears," answer
ed the little darkies in chorus.
"Please, sah, wa's his name ef 'tain't
Jule?" Augustus plucked up heart of
grace to ask.
"He Is Julius, Jul-i-us do you under
"Yes, sir yes, Bir." Another dime
helped the memory.
"And your name?" asked the
"Massa Captain" of the quaking num
ber three.
There was a long, significant pause,
then contortions. At length, aftfcr two
of three futile attempts, he blurted
"I'se—I'se Billyus, sah!"
There was an explosion of laugh
ter. Then Neil Stewart tossed the re
doubtable Billyus a quarter, crying,
"You win," and walked away with
Peggy, his laughter now and then
borne back to his beneficiaries.
Radiates Good Humor.
There is a certain submerged book*
keeper, a man whose work is but a
bit of routine, not vital to any process
of the complicated corporate machine
which pays his wage. But this ob«
scure copyist of accounts is valuable
he has not forgotten, and lets do one
who knows him forget, something
most of us lose early—that life is in
tended to be rich in jolly moments
Business itself cannot quench him,
and if you hunt him out at his desk
he will glance up at youwith a blink
of his tired eyes, and immediately
there will come over his queer face
such a look of roguery, so delicate an
expression of unconquerable glee, that
you have to smile vigorously to fore
stall an outburst of apparently mean
ingless laughter, an appalling thing
in the quiet of a room where fifty
clerks are somberly crouched above
their scratching pens. Wherever you
meet him he will endanger your rep
utation for sanity. He sees life as a
pageant of preposterous episodes, and
his lean, dry face assumes such subtly
absurd expressions, and he emits such
odd intonations, that he will victimize
and reduce to maudlin mirth the grav
est of men, and send him buoyantly
upon his way.—Atlantic Monthly.
Birds as Gem Finders.
Attracted by the glitter, many a
hen has picked up a diamond lost
from a ring, and it is a well-known
fact that crows will take big risks of
losing their heads in order to steal a
gold thimble or a shining locket.
A young woman of Newburg, N. Y.,
Miss Sophie Alexander, not long ago
lost the solitaire from her engage
ment ring. Hunts were made, re
wards offered and suspected servants
put through the third degree* Finally
time eased her grief. And then a
pigeon, a pet of the family, died. Miss
Alexander had the bird's body mount
ed by a taxidermist, and lo! in the
pigeon's crop was the solitaire.
In Lakewood a little time ago a man
saw one of his hens choking over a
string that hung from its beak. He
went to the aid of his egg supply and
found the "string" was a thin gold
chain. On the end of it was a beau
tiful shiny pebble that Mrs. Hen had
swallowed to aid digestion. In conse
quence, a certain society woman re
covered her diamond lavalliere lost
at a dance.
Sovereigns as Collectors.
The ex-Sultan Abdul Hamid had in
his palace the finest collection of
precious stones ever brought together,
some of which were recently sold in
Paris. The tastes of the Czar Fer
dinand of Bulgaria run in the same di
rection. His collection of diamonds,
sapphires and emeralds is estimated to
be worth £600,000.
The kaiser, we are told, has a pas
sion for old uniforms and boots and
shoes of antiquity. Bavaria's regent
has a love for old beer pitchers, espe
cially those of his own country of the
middle ages.
The late King of Sweden possessed
a magnificent collection of rare books,
engravings and medals, while Ludwig
I of Bavaria rejoiced in a collection of
Almost a Miracle.
One of the most startling: changes ev
er seen in any man, according- to W.
Holsclaw, Clarendon, Tex., was effected
years ago in his brother "He had such
a dreadful cough," he writes, "that all
our family thought he was going into
consumption, but he began to use Dr
King's New Discovery, and was com
pletely cured by ten bottles Now he is
sound and well and weighs 218 pounds.
Fo many years our family has used
this .wonderful remedy for Coughs and
Colds with excellent results." It's quick
safe, reliable and guaranteed. Price 50
cents and $1.00. Trial bottle free at
Carlson Bros.
U% -"*v &*lr%i, & &&
A Brief Resume of the Most Im
portant Happenings In the
German Empire.
Kaiber Wilhelm left for his trip to
the south March 22. Accompanied by
Prince and Princess August Wilhelm
and Princess Victoria Louise, he spent
a day with Kaiser Franz Joseph at
Sohoenbrunn castle. The party then
proceeded to Venice, where they met
King Victor Emmanuel, of Italy. The
visit was made the occasion of enthu
siastic demonstrations before the
royal palace, on the balcony of which
the two sovereigns appeared and
bowed their thanks. Thousands of
school children sang patriotic songs.
With aeroplane fatalities coming in
at the rate of three or four a week,
nine months have passed without a
single mishap to a German dirigible.
The Parseval company, which expects
to send a dirigible to the United
States this summer, has just delivered
its latest military dirigible to the
army, after a brilliant trial trip in
which it exceeded the contract re
quirements by a non-stop cruise of
sixteen hours, half of this spent at
an altitude of over a mile, averaging
over forty miles an hour in spite of
unfavorable wind and frequent rain
squalls. The hoodoo which has hung
over Count Zeppelin during his long
career seems to have disappeared.
The Schwaben, which made its first
ascent on June 26, looks back with
pride on a continuous service of over
eight months without an accident—a
proud record for a Zeppelin. It now
has two sisters in the air—the mili
tary Zeppelin IX., the fastest dirigible
in the world, capable of a sustained
speed of almost fifty miles an hour,*
and the Victoria Luise, named after
the emperor's daughter, which was
"launched" in February and attained
a speed of almost forty-five miles'an
hour on its trial trips. The Victoria
Luise is destined for the commercial
passenger service, like a sister ship
now approaching completion, and if it
does as well financially as the Schwa
ben. which has cruised widely
throughout Germany, doing a full ca
pacity business everywhere, the bal
ance sheets of the Zeppelin company
will show for the first time a profit
in commercial air transportation. The
Siemens-Shuckert, the largest non-rig
id dirigible, has also earned the title of
"successful" by a long series of flights.
It has made between forty-four and
forty-five miles an hour, and may be
taken over by the army authorities*.
Everything is in readiness at the
Johannisthal aviation grounds for the
trial flights of the dirigible airship,
Suchard, which is soon to undertake
the hazardous task of making a flight
across the Atlantic ocean, from Tene
riffe to the West Indies. Dr. Paul F.
Gans, the scientific head of the un
dertaking, who is to be in command
during the trans-Atlantic flight Jo
seph Brucker, the business manager
of the enterprise, and the members
of the prospective crew are on the
spot, ready for the first trial flight.
The dirigible balloon Suchard has
been built especially for this trans
oceanic flight. If the trial flights dur
ing the next few days should be suc
cessful, the balloon and its attach
ments will be packed without delay
and shipped to the Canary islands.
The start is to be made from Tene
riffe at the earliest opportunity. The
Suchard is a non-rigid dirigible of the
Parseval type, 250 feet long and 54
feet in greatest diameter. It is
equipped with three powerful engines
of the type used in the Parseval. Each
one is capable of developing 110 horse
power. They can be operated inde
pendently. The balloon will depend
for its propulsion almost entirely upon
the trade winds, which, at this time of
the year, blow steadily from the Ca
nary islands toward the West Indies.
Dr. Gans claims that the danger of
gas explosion will be greatly dimin
ished by the coating of the balloon,
which will absorb moisture from the
atmosphere, thus protecting the In
closed gas from the heat of the sun
and consequent excessive expansion.
The balloon will be ballasted with sea
water, of which a sufficient supply
will be carried to sprinkle the balloon
during the hottest time of the day. Un
der the bag is a gallery for sleeping
quarters and below that will be sus
pended a power boat that can be
quickly cut loose in case of accident
The power boat is intended as the
main living quarters of the six men
of the crew. The motors drive two
two-bladed propellers of the Parseval
type whjch make 400 revolutions a
minute. It is planned to run the mo
tors alternately during the day and
depend altogether upon the trade
wind at night. According to the pres
ent plan the voyage is to be made at
a height of 500 to 600 feet. The diri
gible will be steered by an ordinary
vertical rudder and for the purpose
•f rising, descending and balancing
large fins will be used. The steering
is to be done by compass, and to
enable the navigator of the craft to
judge of the leeway, bright red hollow
aluminum balls will be dropped from
time to time.
Announcement is made of the dis
covery of a paying potash field in the
grand duchy of Baden,-the authori
ties of which will grant a concession
to work it on condition of receiving
12 per cent of the net profits and
14,000 a year. Two borings have been
made at a cost of $25,000 each, but
they were not successful.
Germany will spend 183,0*0,000 dur
ing the next three years increasing
the army by 29,000 men and will also
spend $31,000,000 on the navy during
that period in addition to the already
arranged program if the plans of the
Imperial chancellor are approved.
One Method.
"Mother, did you learn to cook be
fore jou got married?"
"I did not. I married first There's
no use learning a trade until you know
you're going to need it."—Detroit Free
He—You are the prettiest girl I ever
saw. She—That sounds all right but
I don't know how much the compli
ment is worth until you tell me how
many pretty, girls you have seen,~
Somervllle Journal.
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