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I have read so lon in the Book of the Brave, ' ' . Their flags go streaming by, Sharp comes tbe sentry s cry; The shaded light of my study lamp -Seems a low glimmer from some still camp . Where the sleeping soldiers lie. I have read so long in the Book of the Brave, I march where the heroes are; On my breast I feel a scar. I turn to gaze on the rayless night; The gloom is cleft by a beacon-light, And behold the bivouac star! Lulu Whedon Mitchell, in the Century. Madame the Countess - O O O 3- A Good SLcry With a Moral , From " : '' ' Lhs ' Washington Post. ' slOS HERE was a reception at if t the hunting castle of the D I 0 rince, xue vjxiaieuu ot Friedberg. XOW Iii the grand saloon a bright fire cracked at the bottom of a great chimney, and through the half closed windows the freshness of the moonlight and the murmur of the Ba varian forest entered like a caress. The chase that day had been a fatiguing one, and in the choice circle which gathered around His Highness, the conversation became familiar and without constraint. It was in the midst of this that the valet swung open the doors and announced the Count and Countess of Alleneck, and all heads were turned with eyes full of curiosity. Even the Prince, ordinarily so blase, sat wondering what might come. It was the first time that the Count of Alleneck had appeared socially for many years, and many foolish and un true stories had been circulated about him. He had married, so it was said, but far below him, and lived, retired, on his own estate and yielding only to the formal demand of the Prince, had come to present his wife to the inti mate circle of the court. But what a difference between them! He was a man of noble appearance, of fine face and noble bearing, and she, a common woman, with short hair and a peasant's face, wearing a black dress which fitted her badly, and without taste. ' The circle which unpitiably stared at her, did not. stop to see the rare grace of her eyes, nor the kindli ness which covered all her features. It only saw the birthmark, written in un deniable traits plebeian! She came forward with timidity. made a rustic courtesy, and said cor dially, in a high voice: "I thank you for this honor.- sir Prince. My husband has always said that we have a most klndlv Prince for master. We have named our boy Louis Ferdinand, out of respect to our Prince." As she spoke she looked furtively at her husband. Had she said the wrong thing that the room was so silent? He understood the ill-concealed mockery of the "company, and felt the coolness of the Prince, who heard the words without reply, and the big slash in the forehead reddened. Turning to his wife affectionately, he said: w "Come, Anna Marie, I wish to show fou.the park and the hothouses. There are some splendid specimens of cedars and orchids there." No one detained them. They went 3ut in the moonlight. A silence of' stupefaction followed their departure, and then a babel of voices filled the room. The Prince, slowly, slightly shrug ging his shoulders, said: "It is ridicu lous." This was the signal, the rais ing of a latch which 1 opened the' door to the torrent of criticism. What a fine opportunity. She's no lady." "Poor Alleneck," said another. "Too bad that he seems so satisfied." "Crafty woman, I won der how she inveigled him," said a third. Major Xylander, the favorite both of the Prince and Alleneck, answered General Van Orff jokingly. . "She is not a woman of quality," the general had said. ; , ' "Beg pardon, to me she has many qualities." "But she is low born." "Wrong again; she was born in a little village 4000 feet above the sea level." i "Oh, but you are an incorrigible jok er. . What may her name be?" i "Anna Marie Scholastika Hosi," said Xylander, with as much importance as if he was detailing the complete pedigree of a duchess. . Everybody laughed.1 . ; "Now," said the Major, "with the permission of the Prince, let nje tell you a story. It reads lik. a fairy;tale. but you may well be assured it s per fectly true. It commences-at-Sedah where 43,000 dead and wound p strewed the hilltops of Illy and Ho nig. . "The 'German ambulance found there that day a man stripped cf every thing and literally covered with wounds. On beine taken to thf mill. tary hospital, it was weeks before The began to recover, -but as his strength of body increased, his intelligence made ' no progress. He remembered nothing neither his name, nor! - his country. In 'the hospital he was khown by his number only two. Finally dis 11 r-.' diarged fros i&rvV cmrif, io baptized him 4SIlent William,' made an arrangement for him to" go with a workman, a mason, and to "work 'for his living, and he .went contentedly to carry brick and cement, happy if the daughter of Salome would bring him the meals which she had herself pre pared. ; V "She Ittwas who took him under her protection, and finally refusing all other (and many of them advantageous offers of marriage), went one day to the church with 'Silent William, and they were married. " " 'William has need of me she said, 'more than the others.' "The village was Indignant. "Some years passed. 'Silent Will iam' carried, day by day, his loads of masonry and Salome did her full part with her , vigorous arms in earning the bread for the family growing up around them.. And so it might have gone on. "But one wintry day, when the wind and rain were impetuous, William's work was to carry his load up a high scaffolding. The other men had taken refuge from the storm, but he kept on.' At this moment Salome, who had come with his dinner, terrified at. an unusual gust of wind, cried: " 'William! William! In the name of heaven, descend quickly.' "He turned to her as he heard her cry .""and, mistaking his" footing slipped and fell. He was quickly carried to the hospital, and hovered many days' between life and death. The whole village, hearing the news, openly con gratulated Salome on the approaching decease of her husband. "Far better for him and for you, said they. "One day when she arrived at the hospital she found the bed empty. An other room had been taken for. him. They took him there that morning. Was he dead? Her heart leaped to her throat. Coming to the door indi cated, she knocked and was met by an old man of noble appearance, who said briefly that his son was sleeping, and received no one. Salome answered humbly, she did not seek theson of monsieur, but her husband, William Hosi. " "He tried to make her story short, but a voice came from the room. 'Let her enter, father; she is the good wife of the late William Hosi.' "With a cry of savage joy the wo man rushed to his side, threw herself on her knees beside the bed and cried out between laughter and tears, 'My God, I thank Thee! Then, raising her eyes, she was confounded with the change in his countenance. The no bility of his face had returned to him. his energetic will, his brilliant eyes, im perious voice, the joy of living, had come back again. Even her boy.'Sep- herl, trying to hide in the skirts of her dress, sobbed out: 'Father is not fath er now. He has changed. When Si lent William reflected on what had passed, he could now remember the attack on the hill, at Illy, but the other life, as a mason, lay hidden un der a shade, only the love of Salome and that last call for pity which brought about the fall from the lad der remained and the doctors declared that this had in some sort re-established the life which was lost at Se dan. "One. never knew what passed that morning between the two, but the first words of Salome, when she came to understand all that had happened, was: , ' " 'And now you have no more need of me, William, adieu. And she got up from her knees to go. "Ah, well," said Major Xylander, with a careless air, "it is certain if the Count of Alleneck had repudiated his wife Salome, whom I must call now Anne Marie Hosi, his savior in those years of distress, now that he had come to his own, the humiliation of this evening would have been saved him." The signal for supper was now giv en. The lackeys opened the doors, and all prepared for the somewhat cere monious entry into the grand saloon. When Maximilian d' Alleneck and his wife reappeared, calm but very pale, all eyes turned to them gain. Then His Highness, the Prince, step ping forward to Anne Marie, offered her his arm, and said with a gracious smile, so all could hear: "Madame the Countess, will you do me the honor?" Wiles of tlie Taxidermist. These are busy days for the taxider mist, and his little tricks are the amusement and amazement of the amateur hunter. A successful gunner brought in a beautifully-marked wood duck and wanted it mounted. "Save me the body," he remarked, after. the preliminaries were settled. "Impos sible," said the taxidermist. "See this . table. It has arsenic on it, and I am afraid some of the poison might ad here to. the flesh; you are poisoned, I am blamed. It .would not be safe to give you the body." That stereotype reply usually results in the customer yielding the point and the duck. The latter is either eaten by the taxider mist and his family, or he passes it along to some friend with his compli ments. The experienced hunter lays down the law: "See here; no fooling." Skin my duck on a piece of clean pa per and send me the body. D'ye hear!" There is no further controversy. New ork Press. ; . Considerate. x He was thevmost awkward dancer at the swellest ballof the swell water ing place, and shehe most graceful. After they-had literally bumped their way .through a waltzshe smilingly remarked to a group of dmirers . that she had danced since sheXwas a little tot. ' "Don't be discouraged," he answered in a kindly tone, "you'll getthe tnack of it yet.' Detroit Free Press. I X For Government Appropriations. nrt rt-fr n rnfnrv we have 4p been pottering and fudging about the making of the roads we are just obliged to use,; from January v to Dpwmhcr in every year of our mortal lives, and .yet multitudes have spent all their days in driving and trudging over bad roads because there has been no concerted effort made to make an advance in this needful business which would perfect a rod or two each year of the turnpike so that it would, stay in good order for a dozen or' twenty years without repairs. ' " I Millions upon millions have been ap propriated for rivers and harbors, yet the every day road, the road that nine-" ty-hundredths of the population are obliged to use, if they go anywhere, has never had a dollar from the Fed eral Government or a fraction of help froin the National Treasury. Money is voted for all sorts of things regardless of the taxpayers' necessities, right at their own doorsteps. ' As Senator Latimer remarked: "One hundred and sixty millions areas of and were given to -the Pacific - rail roads" to help those bonded syndicates, to build up a paying investment for themselves, while the most important and most ueedea public Improvement, namely, country roads, have had no help at all. ' - ! He, said also: "More than a third of the seventy odd millions of our pop ulation live away from the cities and towns" are, in fact, country people. They liveon an average of from one to twenty-five miles from the nearest town or city. Upon this class depends in large measure the bodily comfort of the whole country, and the wealth of the, country is drawn primarily from their labor. "It is a self-evident proposition that the-advancement of our agricultural classes should be the prime concern of every statesman and patriotic citi zen. The necessity of their education in mind and in improved methods arid means of production and of their con tentment in their avocations cannot be overlooked. But a more seri ous tendency is the inclination of the farm people to go to the cities. If we would do away with this evil, , some means must be devised to make farm life attractive and pleasant, and to give to that class of our people some of the benefits and - advantages enjoyed by the , other . classes. The Government must stimulate- and , aid the people in this work. . ; . , - v , "The burden of building and main taining these roads should be distribut ed equally among all the people. The State must either levy a tax to do this work, or the Federal Government should do it." Senator Latimer's proposition is to collect half from the State and half from the general Government, and do the work well from the beginning to the end. - Here is one of the Senator's plain Illustrations: "Take, for instance, the "farmer who owns 100 acres of land valued at $30 per acre, "who has farm animals, farm implements and other property which will amount to 4000. Levy a five mill tax on his property, which will amount to $20. I hold that under the provis ions of this bill there are three ways in which he would make 100 per cent, and pay his taxes. This farmer would haul at least fifty tons over these roads in a year, eight miles being the aver age haul, and twenty-five cents per ton per mile, and under the present state of the roads making $100 in expense. ; "By reducing the cost of transporta tion one-half by reason of improved roads, he could move the fifty tons for $50. He could pay his $20 tax and save $30." Another reason given by the Senator was the uses made by the Government of these roads in mail distribution. The .people are now made to pay for their mail privileges and also provide the roads over which the mails travel. ; But the main point in the argument Is the existence of a tremendous sur plus' in the Treasury, which is now loaned out to national banks without interest. He denounced this method of assisting one class to the injury of the taxpayers as unjustifiable, and in sists that this money should, be used to benefit the people who need these good roads, and. who have "contributed so largely to the revenues of the na tion, and who get no return or benefit from this accumulated surplus. .He; es timated the surplus' at $260,000,000, and $158,000,000 has been loaned to national banks without interest, while the country roads must be built and maintained; by the labor of the people who live in the vicinity, and even their mail privileges must be paid for, .while their taxation continues to be heavy. ' ' Experience in Massachusetts. - " v In Massachusetts, when they first undertook road building, the commis sioner laid 'down5 the rule that - the work must be well done, whatever the cost. .The cost was to be kept as low as was consistent with safety, but the construction must be good at all events. The most expensive sections of road were 'selected for improvement first; for, as a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, so a road will permit the transportation of only 4 such a load as can be hauled over the worst part, and to improve the worst part is to improve the whole. Consequently, In Massachusetts the cost of original construction has tended downward a mile. This gives satisfaction,, as In other States the cost tends upward. III Ell TEACHING GERMAN CHILDREN. TJsinff t7i , Snrrouridinsr. Country as . an Object Lesson to Pupils. An interesting Vtreatise on -the edu cation .off children: in Germany has just ; been -published by Miv, George Andrew,' one of His Majesty's Inspec tors of Schools, in the course of which jie remarks that "the subjects treated at first are .the school and its surround ings, points of ; the compass, main streets, squares, 1ridges, public build ings, churches, etcetra. Then the lo- . . T-V C . t St. .. Cai river uiv ouuite, tyurse, fall, island, peninsula, docks, canals, et cetra ; next the loea I heaths and woods 'known to most of the children give ? the rudimentary ideas of flat and rising ground, hill 1 and valley, mountain chains, et cetra. Similarly the street traffic and railway ; sta tions ane dealt with, while Berlin and the neighborhood . suggest f ths ; difference between the capital town,' 'town and village, and f so the- extension to the province of Brandenburg Is made. The lesson. includes, also, some elementary Mnnn nrnf tt-irkf-kii Hurl ; cfovs On thelmore historical i side a begin ning is made with some account of the present. Emperor and his family. It is evident that the children have a fa miliar knowledge of the various mem bers of the Royal House, ns the readi ness with which . they can tell the dates of the .various royal birthdays proves. The lessons then procf-ed backwards to the Emperor's more im mediate, predecessors, story and inci dent being frequently resorfed to, to interest the children. In similar fash ion, some of the most important local historical associations are touched upon. The whole subject is one which an intelligent teacher can make de lightfully interesting to a class, but it certainly postulate's intelligent teach ing. A pleasant introduction and con comitant to geography in the wider sense.. It conveys to' elementary classes impressions much more li ring than those' dreary paper definitions of the obvious river and the seif-evideut hill." WORDS (5f WISDOM. The glory of riches does not lead to riches in glory. A waspish disposition gets no honey from, the rOck. Nothing cools off a meeting quicker than a hot scolding. The sense of smartness is sure to make a' man shallow. The Bible, in its wonderful and varied imagery, is the reflector of all human experiences. J. S. David. The kingdom of heaven is heart rec ognition "and heart obedience to si Father's spirit living and ruling within our own. John Hamilton Thorn. Depend not upon external supports, nor beg!' your tranquility of alio t her. And, in a; word, never throw a way your legs to stand upon crutches. Ma. -cus. Aurelius. "I have to work like a slave," said a good woman, weary with her wor ries, but the answer came from a more way-wise comrade: "Oh, bat, my. dear, you can work like a queen." Frances Willard. Memoirs of a Conductor. "My motorman was late," said the jjabby conductor, "and we were doing our best to make up our time. But a lot of people wanted to get on and a lot of people wanted to get off, . and the motorman was growing madder every minute, and so was I. "At last, however,- we came to a stretch of about five . blocks that seemed clear. Nobody wanted to get off,-and nobody was standing out by the tracks. So the motorman cut her loose. He could see five minutes as ffond ns mnrlf nn when an old nartv who looked like a farmer strayed out into the street waving his umbrella. The motorman had a hard time stop ping her, but he brought her up with out missing the crossing very far. Then the old party hollered at me: " 'Say, mister, how long'll I have to wait for the suburban car to Kor walk? V Cleveland Leader. Snide Lights on History. Mrs. Julius Caesar had just picked a young blonde hair from the left shoulder of her husband's toga. "Ah, ha!" she exclaimed, angrily. "So you have been trotting around .with, some drug store fairy, have you, wretch? I have suspected you for a long time, and now " "See here, Cornie," interrupted the dictator, somewhat impatiently, "how often must I tell you that Caesar's .wife should be above suspicion?" But sentimental historians put an other construction on the phrase. The peasant's wife had just given King Alfred an awful tongue lashing for letting the pancakes burn. .'Gee whiz!" cried the perturbed mon arch, , "I wish those fellows over in Battle Creek would hurry up and in vent a ready-to-serve breakfast food!" Chicago Journal. . ... A Niagara Made to Order. Two Swiss engineers have worked out plans for tapping the lake of Sils, in the Engadine, and letting the water drop down the mountains and creat ing a waterfall which, it is said, would develop 50,000 horse power. During the tourist season the lake would re sume its normal look, in spite of the drainage, as it would be necessary to store the water for a time. New York World. - How to See the Wind. Selec a windy day for your experi ment. - Take a polished metallic sur face, two feet or more, with a straight edge a large handsaw will answer. Hold this at right angles to the wind (i. e., if the wind be north hold your surface east and "west) and incline it at an angle of forty-five degrees, so that the wind, striking," glances and flows over the edge. Chicago Journal,