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O'' 1 £xhcrter in the PulpL «lnd at Close Ranye @ @$ *» Fr.ini th<» New York Herald. A large church in the heart of the city, usual :• : by colored peo ple, hut on this occaatea ♦iiled to the I Aith a mixed congregation of etaotionaJ men and women; hundreds In the si reei unable to eaun ad mission; a hysterical child aye years old in the pulpit exh r: iim people to seek salvation and ha the next breath beseedttag them to buy his photo graphs. "This di> ye in the name of the Mas ter!" "J-onnie" Dennis, wlv has lx>en hold- 1 Ins revival services In New York dur ing the »e-k, is a most astonishing prodigy. For two months he has been working northward from his birthplace at Atlanta. <;».. prattling In his baby tongue ibout doctrines mos-t sacred to the human s«'Ul and of which his mind can have no possible comprehension. He h:'s '■addressed." as his mother puts it. more than two hundred thou sand people. The larger his audience the mo iif- seta and the long er he is willing to ta!Vi. He ha.s Serip the tin c€ his tongue. 9 Questions put to him as readily, if not as intelligently, as B Nothing shakes his nerve. His ; arenta say be la "inspired." A physician who, among others, has ex amined the child since his arrival in this: i Ity says he has a man's brain and an al i naory. k years ago Norab A very, an other colored revivalist from the South, '. a great deal of astonishment CURIOUS STOBY worn I SSSiiS^wuhSt ■ Published by "a For- QUEEN VICTOR ™< Maid of Honor- The Quiver for February (CasaeU & Co. i will contain an article of excep tional interest, entitled "The Queen's ■Wish." and credited to "A Former It purports to be the report of a conversation held between the qi:een and the maid on an autumn afternoon some years ago. The queen was seated alone, lost in at a window of Osborne house, « king the shipping in Spithead channel, when the maid entered the room. Fam-ying h^r mistress was asleep, the maid was about to tip-toe out again. A motion of the queen"s han<i arrested her flight and the mute oing of the royal finger bade her came to the window and gaze out upon the spectacle ..f the ships, gilded by the g'.ow .if the setting sun. "•Just now, when you came in," said the queen, "I was dreaming — day dreaming-. Seeing all those ships com ing and going, my spirit seemed to be carried away, nrst by one and then by a:.oth<-r. New I was in Australia, now in India. Africa I saw. and Canada; then all the islands and their people; thr rook of Gibraltar. Hong Kong, Aden, and the Sey,h>-lks passed before me. And at every port I saw ships en tering and leaving, and men at desks receiving and transmitting messages. And it was everywhere. 'What are they doing— what are they thinking— in England?* VICTORIA'S CHILDHOOD. "When I was a child my dear mother took me about a great deal, and I saw pe<jple at work In all kinds of ways and in every sort of industry. The things I saw made a deep impression upon me, and I have never ceased to think of them. Tens of thousands, najj millions of people, are en gaged year in and year oat; it is their life; they know no other. And what is taking- place in these islands is taking pla-e wherever the English tongue is spoken. All these people ask is to be allowed to do their daily task in peacs, to earn their daily bread, and to have a little fringe ef play/ "It is very marvelous." said the maid of honor. "To me." replied her majesty, as sh^ continued to gaze on the proces ships, "to me there is some thing heroic in it all." Then after a pause she continued: "When I rirst came to the throne ev erything was very different from what it is now. There was great distress and .i-stiiution, consequent upon the long wars; there was much discontent, t< o and at times the outlook was very dark. 1 Son't know that I had much influence; I certainly loved my people, and I prayed sincerely fur their hap -ind welfare. But I am afraid b.-- first 1 SH not know much: little by little, however, I learned more: little by little I saw what a noble people they J-re at bottom — what =rrength they have, what courage, what energy ! They ;:iany things, but I think they love work best of all To. be left In ■ rk, that is their desire. And see v. hat they have done since I came YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW MEET IN UNCLE SI'S DOMAIN Our Mondays Are Now in Duplicate. The war with Spain has been full of surprises, but perhaps its oddest out come is that L'nule Sam now has all his holidays — not to mention otter days — in duplicate. For this we have to thank Admiral Dewey. T- rritorial expansion has in volved us in time expansion also. It iriously literal fulfillment of the Spaniard's dream of "manana." Today i? always tomorrow in the Philipines. This paradox of time leads to all serta of queer consequences. The ca blegrams received today are dated to- Boorrow. only the breaking of the ca ble at Manila prevented our hearing of Dewey's victory the day before the battle was fought : If you should start at noon today and travel westward at the rate of about a thousand miles an hour, it would still be : -on in every region you passed through all the way around the world. You would catch no glimpse of night; you would see no sunset and no sun rise. Yet when you reached home again twenty-four hours later, it would be to morrow. Proceeding in the opposite direction, would of coarse get just the opposite result. Ton would pain a day appar ently. All young folks remember the clever way in which Jules Verne took advantage of this fa<t in one of his most entertaining st'-ries. The day of the month is a purel" ar bitrary arrangement. Nature does not define it. One day slide? into another just as yarn goes around the reel. Yet it is necessary f. make the change somewhere. So we draw an arbitrary line from r.orth to south on the one side of which it is today and on the other tomorrow, even in* places not a mile apart. Theoretically there are in this city. But Nora was twice the size of "Lonnie." and she could read and write. "I.onnie" does not know the a'.phaber and frankly declares that he does not intend to learn. For a child he speaks with phenomenal clearness and fluency. The Scriptures he rt peats so glibly have been well drilled Into him. for he never seems at a. loss for a quo tation or a word. He 1b an attentive listener. When his elders are talking he sits staring at them with wide open eyes, and if asked to do so he can re peat almost every word of a ten minutes' conversation. So much for his memory. "Lonnie's" initial service in this city at the Mount Olivet Church last Sun day nlg-hi was attended by a throng of people who are fond of revival meet ings. The child's fame had preceded him. The baby evangelist conducted his meeting 1 in the orthodox way. He paced up and down the pulpit platform (lapping his hands and commanding his hearers to sing one revival song after another. "Nearer, My God, to Thee." "At the Cross.** "Safe [n the Arms of Jesus" and other familiar hymns followed one another in rapid succession until the audience was in a frenzy. The child's mother sat near to prompt him. When she is not close by he loses courage. "Down on yo' knees and pray!" shouted the child at the top of his voice. The audience obeyed. Xort« remain ed with uplifted head. -Oh: Lord, save these sinners I" t > the throne by their thought ar.d toil —they have made this empire what it is." INFLUENCE OF SOVEREIGNS. After a pause her majesty continued: "The work will continue after I am gone, but I sometimes wonder in what way. Sovereigns have their influence, and when they die it stops, or seems to. In only a few instances it is otherwise. King Alfred turned the national mind to learning, and perhaps the influence he exerted never wholly died. Wiliiam I. set a hammer going that in the end turned a nation of Iron into a. nation of steel. The last Henry made this country Protestant. Elizabeth — the great Elizabeth — transformed it into a nation of heroes." "Her influence surely has not died," observed the maid of honor. "No; it would seem as if something of her spirit still inspires the people who speak the tongue she spoke — still sends them in those winged ships round the world. I can hardly hope to leave such an inflTier.ce; and yet under my rule the peopie who were counted by hundreds have grown to thousands, the thousands to millions, and that has come about because, for the most part, my reign has been one of peace. There have been wars, but they have been to establish peace, to give people security in pursuing the arts of peace. "Wars for that end are justifiable, but for no other. My Influence has ?ver been for reace. Only under a regime of peace can a people grow in thuse graces and virtues which it is the aim of our religion to Inculcate. There is no reason why a nation de voted to peace should become weak and effeminate. The labors of men in their peaceful callings- in mines and Quarries, on the sea, in furnaces and iron works, building railways and lay ing submarine ajid other cables, ex ploring and planting new colonies — all these labors are as arduous as those of the soldier, and they call out strong er and more enduring qualities. QUEEN'S WISH FOR PEACE. "I -would not have the English peo ple study less and practise themselves less In the art of war; I would not have them show one whit less of that high spirit that has carried them so far; but, if it were in my power, I would have all those ships, when they meet in the ocean, and when they touch at a rcrt — I would have them say to each ..ther. Friends, the watchword is— Peace.' "I do not mean that quite literally, perhaps, but I am convinced that peace conquers more than the sword; for men. working together in peace, ex changing, bartering, dependent upon one another, cannot but grow more and more thoughful for one another, more and more just. "That is my belief. That, too. I be lieve, is the destiny of the English speaking people; and if when I am dead they honor me enough to think of what I would wish and what I would j pray for on their behalf, I would have vni, An % re % SlnS step wouid carry all shi P s the y cross d r°P or repeat It -J ? Sunda >- n OOll the middle a day, throwing your diary sadly out tvm. i a^ „ . . of & ear - Sailing eaatward you go to This is the so-called date line. Here bed Sunday evening and when you rise v"T^ I (\\ ° *&? I*Bs - r *** si ■"\V\\\\\vN /v£> >X J t 5 OJ • #M ! I THE ST. PAUL GLOB 12 shouted the child. "Wash them in the blood of the Lamb. Show them that they will be damned if they are not saved." Thus the meeting ran on for more, than two hours. The child's eyes were aflame with excitement. He seemed possessed. Other children of his age were at home tucked in their cribs. If the child had given anything ap proaching such an exhibition in a the ater or a public hall the Gerry so.iety would have been down on him within twenty-four hours. But they never in terfered, although their attention was called to the ca^e. The revival serv ices were repeated at other places dur ing the week, when the scenes of Sun day night were renewed. The stock of photographs ran out. and the child was taken to Harlem to lay In a fresh Btfii k before going ti> Jersey City, where he holds services today. To set a better idea of the baby re vivalist and his source of "inspiration," 1 visited him at his home in West Thirty-seventh street. At the child's request it was in the evening. His par ents allow him to follow his own in clinations about sleeping, and it suits him to sit up late at night and sleep late In the morning. The flat was tilled with colored people, who had come from all parts of the city and from Brooklyn to see the child and buy his photograph. They believed him in spired. Some of them brought auto graph books and guided his tiny fin gers while he held the pencil. When they were gone he turned to me and said: "Are you a reporter or a preacher?" ■A reporter." •Then be a Christian and pray all the time." It was almost elfish to hear the lit tle fellow prattle away as he did on such sacr-d topics. He played with a toy train at cars while he answered questions about the sermon on the mount and quoted from the beautiful them always associate my name with peace and the amity that rr°m otes tne erds of justice and at right. There is something great in the people of these islands and in those who have sprung from them which makes them capable of great things — I think of the very greatest, humanly speaking. They are proud, suspicious, self-peek i:-~ am to fire at a straw: but at tlw s;?n-e time they are capable of the high er: sort of heroism, the loftiest kind of li'.aenanimity, especially when under the impluee of a great inspiration— and whac greater could there be than that of conquering the world by peace? That is what I meant when I said I would have them give. - The watchword is— Pt-ace.' "The English people have been ex ceptionably blessed by Providence, and great things. I believe, are expected of them by the Almighty; and in what way could they please Him more than by promoting the ends which during my reign have been the means of paus ing so much general happiness, such AS OPTICAL DELr SIOX IN CIBES. _• ■ ' . How many cubes are there In the lowar figure? Six or seven? Six, you say? Look sharp at the two black squares at the bottom. Now there are seven! No, sii! This funny Illusion is used by Prof. Jaa trow in his article on "The Mind's Eye," In th« current Popular Science Monthly. SUXDAT —JANUARY 22, 189 9. Twenty-third psalm without a trip of speech. It ran like this: "Tli," Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want— o-o-o ain't that a long train —God taught me, 1 tell you. I never had another teaciter — He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He re- Btoreth my soul — mamma, plea.se take this sliver out of my thumb, it hurts — surely goodness and mercy shall fol 1< \v me all the days of my life." There was a knock at the door. "Oh," cried the. child piteously, "no mere, no more." "I g-pt so tired of s«Mng people," he said, apologetically. "I want to play a bit now." AVOIDS OTHER CHILDREN. His father had told me that he never played with other children; that he did not like them. I asked the child why. "They would distract my atten tion from Jesus," he said solemnly, "and make me an idolater like Solo mon." "Luniiie" has a BUtprisingly sonorous m lee for a child. H* jjas been taught to speak slowly an<3 His mother was a Sunda^ school teacher in a Congregational ch-urrh lii Atlanta and appears to be a woman" of good education. "But Jesus loved little children," I said. "Well, I don't." "Which book in the New Testament di> you like beat?" I inquired. "I love It all, I love it all," he said, waving his arms dramatically. "What is your favorite hymn?" " fcafe in the Arms of Jeaus.' " "Do you believe in hell?" "Of course. I do." as Though surpris ed tha.t such a question should have bten asked. i "A real hell, where ceople are burn ing forever and ever?" "The real hell the Bible talks about " ne replied earnestly. "Kb nee d fcr peo ple to g 0 to it if tijey ain't wicked Christ was sent into the. wcild to save widespread content ? I have the con fidence to believe that such is their destiny, and nothing that I know of would give me so nvJeh pleasure as to be assured that my spirit could in any way watch over and aid the accom plishment of that noble work "But I have babbled till It is almost dark. Shall we call for lights?" THE STORY IS DENIED. This conversation, If correctly re ported, is, it will be seen, of the most opportune interest at the present mo ment, when the possibilities of war be tween England and some Continental power are agitating the air, as indi cating that the queen's desire for peace is a long cherished and deep seated 1 conviction. " "_ Bu- from England Itself, where the aitic a has appeared in advance of its American publication, we are informed by cable that an official statement has been issued utterly denying the truth of the maid of honor's report. The smaller figures above ths main one are guides. Look at the left-hand one and then glance down, and the larger figure al ways seems to contain six cubes. Look from the right-hand one down and you always see seven. About this time telephone for the wagon from the insane asylum; you'll need Today Is Tomorrow in Manila. in the morning it is still Sunday. Sail ing toward the west you find that you have slept till Tuesday, though you got only your usual rest. The true date line is rarely shown cm maps. The accompanying chart is therefore worth preserving. Roughly, the course of the line is as follows: Starting at the north pole it passes through Bering strait, then slants to the westward to clear the long horn formed by the Aleutian chain of Islands and give them th« same day as the United States, to which they belong. This accomplished, it returns to the ICOth and 80th meridian and drops southward into the tropics, keeping far to the east of ithe Japanese group and the Philippine^ unjfl it approaches the latitude- of th& Fijf -islands. As these and * some neighboring groups belong to Great Britain and do business chiefly with her Australian colonies, the date line here makes a sudden swerve eastward, so as not to embarrass the local ccmimerce with a change of day. When we purchased .Alaska we en nexed the Siberian-day, which at that time cut into the "American continent, though occupying a remote and deso late region. We quickly re-vised the date line, however, to suit our own convenience. The case o€ the Philippines is singu lar. For a long "timA they enjoyed the American da>*tho%h the Asiatic calendar prevaile* all around them, thus dragging thW date line far out of its natural course. Some who ought "to know better seem to suppose that this absurd prac tice is still maintained. -A statement to that effect appeared in a well known magazine not many years ago. But In- 1544 the much-needed change v.as made by Narciso Calveria, then governor general and archbishop, tho 31st of December of that year beir.g dropped from the calendar. Birners. Be a Christian and pray all the time." The child's parents never interrupted. They let him have his bent. He chat tered away on the most n> leiiin sub jects and freely offered hia opinions on the serious problems of life. "The world won't get better," he said, "until people believe in God. They must obey the Ci rr.mandments. Folks don't obey the commandments. One commandment i;<>t in the twelve it ain't— la that we love one another. Do people love one another? You; don't you hate some body? That ain't right." "Wouldn't you like to go to school?" "No; i won't go to scnoot. God has taught me all I know, and will teach me all I ever s tight to know. I mean to be the greatest minister on earth some day. " "His ideas may change when he gets a little older," interrupted the mother. "No, they won't, neither," said the child, indignantly. "What's the use of \our trying to send me to school if I don't want to go? By talking all the time about schr.ol y (J u make me forget about God." "Don't you want to learn to read?" "I am learning to read. Didn't you buy me alphabet blocks, and can't I make letters on paper? Let me alone. When my Saviour thinks it time for me to read he'll tind the way." At this point the Gerry society was mentioned. The father had been warn ed of iK>ssible interference. "I won't stop for no Gerry society," said Lon rie. "I'll preach in Gerry's church." This seemed to amuse Mrs. Dennis. "He is the most extraordinary child," she said. "I took him to a Salvation Army meeting yesterday and he in sisted on getting right up In front. He wfuld have spoken if I had allowed him to. To one lassie he said: 'If I got up here I'd soon have some of you down on your knees.' " "I'm hungry," said Lonnie. PRECOCIOUS CHILD. While his wants were being satisfied TEXAS' DIANA, FLEET OF FOOT, TRUE OF AIM. Quick with a Rifle, Mrs. Ladner Loves Nothing Better Thar) to Bring Down the Deer, and Isn't Afraid of a Mountain Lion. Prom the New York Herald. If Diana should drop down to Eagle Pass, Tex., one of these fine December days' she would find a worthy asso ciate in Mrs. A. J. Ladner. To be sure, Mrs. Ladner uses a rifle of mod ern make, but she knows how to cause execution with It just as thor oughly as did Diana with her bow. Mrs. Ladner's husband is manager of the Burke cattle ranch, thirty miles east of Eagle Pass. She and her chil dren live in town, because of the school, but make frequent trips to the ranch, in the vicinity of which game is abundant. Mrs. Ladner has written for the Her ald a story of what happened on one of these trips, and this is what she says: "Mr. Ladner took us ail out for a few days. We left town on a Friday noon, and arrived at the ranch at i p. m. The next morning bright and early we mounted our horses and started out. each taking a different direction. I told Mr. Ladner I was going to Camp Mc- Kinley, where we and some friends of ours had camped during the summer. This place is a good-3ized water hole, about four miles from the ranch, and surrounded by larga ticca. SHE SHOOTS TO KILL. "On m? way there I saw several deer, but my horse being a little afraid of the noise of shooting, I did not fire. If I shoot, I shoot to kill, so I let the deer go. Arriving at the camp I tied my horse and looked around for fresh tracks. The most of them seemed to have been made the previous day. I took it easy and eat down is a little thicket which grew close to the water. From this point I could ace the whole place. I had been wait ing but a little while when a doe and a fawn came to the water, but they winded me as soon as I saw them and were gone before I could raise my gun. "After about twenty minutes another doe came from the opposite direction from whtri if IMI iKSMID ? <^ > BY ROBERTSON HOWARD, Jr. 5 Scattered through the West, as every one knows, are many little army posts. They are the homes of our regnlar army In time of peace. If the people of the United States could have lived at any of these posts they would now understand why it was that the regu lars did not fail at Santiago. The. fine marksmanship of the American blue jacket has been traced to an unlimited amount of target practice. The won derful discipline of the American Tom my Atkins under fire can be traced ' directly and indirectly to his extended | order drill. An extended order drill is a very ! fine tiling to witness, and the only way i to see one is to keep with the officer in command of the line. He will always find a place from which he can ob serve and control it, and if you stay with him you will be able to take in each detail. The line generally starts out across a beautifully even field with a woods full of hostile skirmishers at its border, which is perhaps a mile from where you start. At first the companies go forward quite carelessly, but when the little white dots begin to show along the edge of the woods they hear the commanding officer talking to them through the sharp notes of the bugle, and then the line breaks up into companies and then into platoons and squads, all keeping a beautifully even line, but one that cov ers a very great extent of ground, with long intervals between each company. It is like a vast serpent, and each of the many men who compose it seem like the dead parts of some wonder ful machine, controlled and moved by some other power than its own. It will turn and go forward, or come back, or He down so suddenly and together at the call of the bugle that it seems to you as though each man had quickly changed his mind and decided to lie down and firp, or to turn to the right, lor come back. And then you com mence to realize what a fine thing dis cipline 13 and wonder why any govern ment should be foolish enough to put undisciplined troops in the field. But before TOO have been long in a camp of Instruction you learn that it is not easily acquired, and not at all the sim ple thing it looks. Practice marches may be Included under the head of extended order drill. They are equally indespensable. The officers and men take them very seri ously, and if we were in a state of real war they would not be conducted with more skill and care and activity. I went on one of these marches, and what impressed me most was the lack of confusion. Now I had always sup posed a battlefield to be a place of ut ter confusion, and, instead, I found it one of perfect order; where every com mand was eagerly awaited for and promptly obeyed. It gets the men used to being fired over, and it is my opin ion that men who have been in sev eral sham battles will go into-real ac tion with a great dee! more confidence than men who have never seen any field service. The practice march may take several days, and much new country may be tramped over. There will be advance guards and rear guards and baggage guards, and there will be attacks and skirmishes, and camps will be e"st.:b -lished at night, and the young officers will be called upon to choose the camping places. ' This will give them a change to learn something praetica- I ble in regard to moving a field col- I umn. It will also show the quarter- Mr. Dennis told me some-thing about tho precocious child's history. He was born in Atlanta In 1893, on Christmas day. The general supposition that both his parents are negroes is an error. His father is a typical Georgia "cracker" in appearance, but he says h* is a mix rur. ,>f white and Indian blood. The child's mother, who looks like a.full blooded negro, says she also has Indian blood in her veins. Lonnie looks like a mulatto. Physically he is a fine, healthy child. His parents say he has sever known what it is to be sick. Though he insists on keeping late hours they do not seem to fatigue him. After the excitement of a big meeting he sits awake tor hours without speaking. He was two years old when he flrbt began to talk about his -Inspiration. " r rom infancy he has believed, or says he has, that he has a holy mission to fulfill. No amount of questioning wiil induce his parents to admit that they instilled these thoughts into the little fellow's mind. They declare that they have never taught him the Scriptures, and that he knows more now than they can ever hope to know. Mrs. Dennl3 says she tried to wean the child's thoughts from religious matters, but in vain. She invited children of the neighbors to play with him, but he wouldn't look at them. Lonnie is a whimsical lad about hia food, and almost everything else. He likes fish, cereals and sweets. Meat is repulsive to him. He insists on hav ing his hair dressed in the peculiar way shown in the photographs taken especially for the Sunday Herald — two little crinky curls hanging from his temples half way down his cheeks and tied at the top with small bows of ribbon. When he "preaches." as he calls it. he likes to wear a white frock. Jhe bustle and excitement of the North, particularly of New York, is new to him and he enjoys it. He says he wants to live here and save New York sinners. Mr. Dennis is a me- I was located, and went down to drink. I got ready to shoot, and when sha was about a hundred yards from me I Ist go. She gave * leap In the air and fell dead. "I waited a few moments to see if she had a fawn, for If so It would come to its mother to ace what was the matter. None came; and after waiting five minutes or so I went to th« deer and was surprised to find It one of the largest does I had ever aeen. I do not know tier complete weight, but one hind quarter weighed twenty-four pounds. She was so heavy I could not drag her In, and it was all I oould do to turn her over. I went to my horse and got a sack, which I threw over her. Then I went back to my thirket and waited. I looked at my watch and saw that I had plenty of time until dinner, it being only "As the day was very warm, lots of cattle and horses came to the water. I was watch ing them as they came and went, when sud denly I heard a hissing noise, such as bucks make when they acent danger. I looked over to the bank opposite that from which the sound apparently came, this bank being -about ten feet higher than the side I was on, but nothing was to be seen. Ail of a sudden the noise was repeated, and feeling some air strike my face, I looked down and saw, oh, horror! I gave a scream, or at least I think I did, for what did I see but two monster black snakes right on a level with my head. "The foremost was about a foot away aid th« other about three feet. The jaws cf boch were wide op« and ea**h waa fcisstrg. whl.-h accounted for the noise I heard. They were cunnrng thjcnnsc/ives on com« l&nge limba hanging in tlie watsr. As soon as I ji_m..eJ iip they drew 'u&ck into ih« wats-r and dun. fltd to tne other side and up the opposite ba^k. apparently aa i'rigiteiwd as I was. Th«y were Che largest snakes I ever saw. the larger of the vwo being fully aever. feet long. "As goon as they had disappeared I s;.--p; >d ijut of the thicket, but hardly had taken two st»p« when my Wood ran '."old, for right bf fore me iay, coiled and ready to spri::g, a rattlesnake. I jumped to one aide, at the Baaae time pjadug a. No. S gTiell in my gun. To aim and flre was the work of a s?cond. with the result that th« snake's head and a foot of rts body were torn to pieces. Th«t tall of this snake had twi rattles attached to It "Not wlsdlng to encounter any more snakes. master just how heavily he may load a six-mule wagon. A body of troops can only march as fast as its rtoweat baggage wagon. So you see it is very important that the quartermaster should know just how to load them. There Is nothing that hardens the men like a practice march, and there is nothing so healthy. In the West the conditions are bet ter for practice marches than In any other section of the country. It is so very sparsely settled that the troops can tramp hundreds of miles without meeting any signs of civilization. They must rely entirely upon themselves, which is the best training in the world for soldiers. We started on our practice march early one morning, when the day was Just beginning-, and everything- waa new and fresh. The word "march" came clear and sharp, and two bat talion commanders and eight company I officers sang out " 'arch," and the big column started. We swung along through the long grass until dinner time, when we came to a halt for just an hour. Then we tramped on again until the shadows began to steal down the hillsid-s, when the colonel raised h's saber ver tically to the full extent of his arm, and the bugles blared out "halt," and one day's march was over. Soon the white tents began to dot the grassy little plain that had been j selected for our camping- ground, ar.d in an Incredibly short time the canvas town was completed. Then came sup per. After we had finished eating. w_» went out to where the wagons were parked and watched the teamsters prepare the mules and wagons for the night. Then we went over to the head quarters tent, where the officers had all collected, and heard the orders f. r the next day, and smoked a cigarette. And when we started back for our little canvas dwelling-, the stars were shin ing brightly and the night was dark, and we could hear the cinch, cinch, cinch of the sentry and the rattle of an infantry sword, and "tags" came soft and sweet from the guard tent, and all the lights showing- yellow through the canvas walls went sud denly out and darkness shut us in. There were some things that happen ed on this maroh that I remember quite well, even now, and which I will prob ably be conscious of for a long time to come, because they were very nice and thrilling things. As we, of one battalion, were marching- along, calm ly, and thinking of our dinners yet to bti cooked, and not knowing where the other battalion was, or what it was about, it would suddenly come whoop ing and bobbing and ra?ing down a hill on our flank in a mad attempt at capturing our baggage train. Then we would deploy like a flash and ..p^n fire and then mass to re-pulse a charge. The attacking battalion would halt then and retreat a little distance and reform: and then would commence a skirmish at long range, while the re spective companies formed an instan taneous plan of action. Sometimes the places where we stop ped our march to kill our fellow men and perform some of the maneuvers found in certain books of military science — although we didn't always kill any one and often disobeyed the rules laid down — were very beautiful .spots. Once it was on a green hillside, with fields of golden corn, and a tall, whit-.? fuimhnuse, surrounded by slender wind-bowed poplars, and fine brown haystacks showing in the distance. "We could see the bluecoats and gray hats 17 rhanlc. and the lad Tiaa an inherited fondness for machinery. He declared that the Horald press room interested him more than anything he had ever seen. The baby evangelist's conduct before the camera shows more than anything else how thoroughly he has been drilled. His mother said: "Now, baby, show how yr>u call for order." L'p went the little hand in sign of command. "Now show how you appeal to sin ners." Two steps forward, with arms out stretched. "Now your appeal to heaven." Baby's face was lifted skyward, and his hands were folded in supplication^ It was all as mechanical as he is in the pulpit. There was no more spon taneity about it than there is about the piston rod of a locumotive. Neverthe less, drop the inspiration idea and the Dennis parents have a remarkable child. A specialist in brain develop ment who examined him says his memory is marvelous, but that he has no conception of God save what he has been told. His head is about twenty one inches in circumference, with fore head well developed. Hia brain, the specialist thinks, would weigh about thirty ounces. Lonnie has no brothers or sisters. His parents had been mar ried eighteen years before he waa born. Mr. Dennis asked me to deny a report that he had Quit his trade and was making a living from exhibiting hia child. "I have money enough to liv# without working, if I want to," he said. "I own three houses in Atlanta, and more, too." To which the average person who saw Lonnie would feel inclined to re ply: "Then put your rniid to school and give him a chance to make a normal boy of himself and not a little toy evangelist wound up with a key." I concluded to leava the place, but had gom only a slight Hmtmtee when an inquisitiv« coyote appeared on the acene. I put som« buckshot la my gun and fired at him. H« jumped and made for the bushea, howlioa every Jump, but dropped dead before ti« reached cover. I always carry a small rop« la a bag when I go hunting. I took this, tied hta fe«t amd dragrg -d him elo*e to my deer. "It waa new half past 11. and I thought H thus to go for my dinner and get ae-lp. Flr«t however, I got some wood together and made a lire to keep the coyotes off until I came beck. I started for my horse, but had hardly gone M yards whtn I heard s^ojib brush crackling. Dropping behind the brush I watched to gee if anything waa coining, and, sure enougn, out of the brush, along th« trail, trotted a good-sized buck. "I got ready to shoot, but before my gam« got in rang? wiottrar buck, still larger, came trailing after him. Neither saw me nor could they wind me. so I waited, intendeing to shoot the larger. When the first one was within 300 yards of me he waited for the otheT to ocme up with him. Then tier name along in Indian file. I aimed at th« larger, wao waa traveling behind the Bmall^r one. The first buck stepped and threw back his head and rha other came right up by his side. This waa my enhance, so I took good aim and flrsd. DID HER DUTY. "What waa my satisfaction at seeing both fall, on« atop the other. The first never moved after be fell. The other tried to get up. but the weight of his dead companion kept him down. He was badiy hurt, but alive, and to put him out of his misery I out his throat. The horns of the larger buck had eleven prongs and the uLher nine proags. "On another c-casicn, while out hurting In the same vicinity, I spied a mountain Bob. Taeie animals are the tnsnries of ail stock people, and I cennder^d it mv duty to shoot him, and so I did. It is no uncommon thing for us down here to shoot wild hogs. In fact, we hardly r-onsider it sport to kill -iie javertins, as they are known in Texas. My killing the two bu^ks I told of created quite an excitement at Eagle Pass, but I do lint see anything particularly wonderful about it. — "Mrs. A. J. Ladner, "Eag.e Pas. Tex." coming through the standing cum, and tiien they came over the brow of the hill in extendtd order, and were turn ed Into a long, thin, blue line tha.t sent forth little white puffs of smoke that the wind caught up and whirled away, and that smelt saly when it came in our faces. And then, when we also deployed and answered their tire, and hundreds u£ rifles wer? cracking and banging in cessantly and "at will," the sun dipped a little and cast a dark shadow over our hill, the flame that leapei trom e\ery rifle muzzle showed b! through the dusk, and they were Hash ing spitefully all along the line. After the march is over and the men cetne tramping back into the fort some I evening at sundown, you will hear them ! cheer when rhey see the old y j brick barracks looming up across the [prairies, and by that yoi irilj know there has '•e^n S'ime hard work lone, end that the men are very glad back under a tin ronf again. But that is bow they learned lo go to war. Most of the regiments that went to Cuba last summer have now rel t > their homes in the little posts of the Northwest. Here Ihey are actively preparing to again take the field. Th 3 time they are to go to the Fhili and are being furnished with khaki suits. But the prairie back of th is alive every morning with com- « doing extended-order drill. FLORIDA, HA\\V\, >A*s \l . Double Daily Trains From Cln<-iu. natl. I <niis vll 1.-. St. Louis and Kusaa CMy Via the Southern Railway. The Southern Railway ana connections havi 1 arranged, for the accommodation of favel i to the South this. Winter, the B*>st Serrie* ] ever offered. Beginning Dermbfr 4th. addi- I tional Through Sleeping Car Service will b« established from Cincinnati. Louisville <t. Louis and Kansas City to Jacksonville wiH through connection*, without layover.' from each of these points for trains leaving boti ! morning and evening. j Time, Cin-'innati and Louisvflla to Jackson -1 vllle. 25 hours; Havana. 55 hours. 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