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' I i s (THE EASTER CHIMES. A Tola from tin ItUMlan of Kovelenko. iT WAS tho night boforo tho Bailor imnrntnir. Tho UN u.tifWfjP'lo vllltiRO by the iuuriiiuriiiH creon was halt hidden In tho mystical, va pory, starry gloom of n Russian night In springtime. Tho nolishborlng wood flung blackest shad ows on tho fields bcsldo It. All was silent. Tho village slumbered. Hours passed, and long before the night was gouo Its still charm was broken. Lights began to glimmer In the windows of cottages whoso wretch edness was disguised In tho uowltehlng sprlnfttln"Btooirj.tr -ritght. A raic croalfad. Tho tread of a foot was hoard here and thoro. Moving figures, darkly outlined, omorged from the shades of tun wood. A dog barked, and then an othor nnd another. Then n horseman clatterod along the village street. A passing curt groaned nnd croaked under Its early morning burden. The dnrkly outlined figures Increased In numbof. Tho villagers bo gnn to gather In their church to bid woleome to tho spring holiday. It was a qunlnt little church. It stood upon a hillock In the middle of the vl! lage. All at onee Its windows glowed dimly among the shadows. Thin tlwlr brightness Increased. Tho church was nil alight. High Into tho darkness overhead reached the old. belfry tower, lis top was lost In tho nzuro gloem. Then tho rickety belfry stairs began to croak. Old Mlohclah, the bellrlnger, wns clamborlng aloft. Soon his lantern h.z In tho boll window, sblulug like now star In tho sky. It was liRnl for tho old man to climb thoto steop and crooked stairs. Ills old eyes no longer sorvod him, and ho. ilko thoy. was worn out. As he climbed, ho pondered. It was time Indeed, ho thought, that ho should rest Rut Qod would not send him death. Hn had seen his children burled. Ho had stood by tho open graves of his grandchildren. Ho had followed the old to their last routing place. Ho had TJIE OBLLRINOBR WAS C LAM H BR ING ALOFT, followed tho young there, too. Out still he lived and lived. It was hard. Many a llmo bad ho welcomed the Sailor morning so many times that he cjrtild not recall them oil. He had even forgotten how often In later years he had, hoped for death In this same old belfry, as now ho hoped for It And yet this early morning Qod hod brought iilm thero oneo more. It wj not yet time for him to ring the nwry peals aud tho old man totter ed to the belfry window and leaned out over the railing. Delov him In tho darkness he could dimly see the neg. ketsd graves. The whits wooden eras. it at their heads seemed to be guarding thorn with their wldestretched arms. Horo and thoro n fow birch trcos bent naked branohes forlornly ovor tho mounds and tho aromatlo odors of tholr young buds nroso on tho sllont air to Mlchclch's nostrils. Thoy boro to him n tnlo of tranquil, otornnl sleep. Whoro would ho bo n year from that moment? Would ho ho thcro again? Would ho havo onco more cllmbod Into that tower under tho clamorous copper bells to awaken tho slumborlng night with their sharp, resounding strokes? Or would ho Ho out thcro In n dtrk corner of tho cemetery with a whlto cross guarding his evorlastlng sleep? Hod alono know. Ho wns ready to dlo but In tho mcantlmo Uod had brought him into tho belfry onco moro to wcl como tho Raster morning. "To tho glory of God!" Ills old Hps repeated tho oft spokon HIS SEIZED THIS RELL HOPES, formula, and his old eyos gnr.ed Into tho deep sky above, burning with its millions upon millions of stars. "Mlohcloht Oh, Michelchl" Tho vol oo camo from below. It was the old sexton, who had como from the church Into tho grnvoynrd beneath the tower and who wns gazing upward, with his hands shading his blinking, tear moistened eyas In vuln d'fTort to make out tho form of tho bellrlnger In tho darknoss ovorhoad. "What do you want?" nnswerod ojd Mleheleh. bonding over the rolling. "1 am hero. Can't you soo mo?" "1 do not sec," cried the sexton. "Is it not time to ring? What do you think?" Doth gazed upon the stars. Thou sands of Ood's lantorns were blinking nt them from the firmament. The night was waning. Mleheleh thougnt "No, not yet." ho said. "Walt awhile, I know when." Hut It was time to salute the Bastrr morning. Old Mleheleh gazed at the stars oneo more, and then arose. He removed his hat. crossed himself and gathered up the bell ropes. A itiomrat more and the night air shivered under the first resounding stroke. Then- eass tno setond, the third, the fourth. THsjy lightly sleeping Haster air qulvarot with the Joyous music of the shoultegj singing wi is. Then the bells ceased. The solemn service began In the churth below. In bygone years Mleheleh bad always gone down to the servleo and stood In a corner near the door, praying and lis tenlng to the music. Uut It was hard for him to do this now. He felt tired. So ho sat down on tho bench beneath the copper bells and listened to their waning resonance. He thought About what? Mleheleh himself could hardly answer the ques tlon. His glimmering lantern scarcely lit up the belfry. Ho could not make out the droning bells. They were lost in darkness. From the church below his old ears caught the singing now and then. Tat old man's gray head sank upon his chest Dlsoonncitod section from tho past swarmed In his mind Ilko bees In tho hlvo. "A hi" ho said as the muslo ot tho Raster hymn drifted up tho tower stairs, "thoy aro singing tho troparlon." In his Imagination ho sang that hymn, again a youth, In tho old church botow. Tho llttlo old priest, Father Nnum, many years doad and burled, oneo mora wns Intoning tho end ot a prayer, whlto children's voices united In tho responses, Hundreds ot peasants bowed nnd nroso Ilko corn boforo tho wind. Now thoy crossed thcmsolvcs devoufly. Tho old familiar faces wero ot tlioio long slnco dead. Thero was tho stern vIsiro ot his father. Thero stood his elder brother nt tho old man's side, sighing deeply nnd crossing himself again and again. Thero ho himself stood, young, healthful, strong. Joyful, full ot expectation of n life's happiness, Whero was that happiness now? Tho old man's thoughts flickered up Ilko n dying Home. Recollection lllu nilnoM all tho nooks nnd corners ot V.s life. And all he saw was endless, consoles, merciless labor labor far be yond his strength. Ho saw sorrow, too much sorrow and suffering unutter able. Ah, whero indeed was t' at happiness of whleh ho, had droomod? Tho burdens, of lite had wrlnklod his young face, had bent his poworfut back boforo the time had oome. They had made tho ,'pyoua boy sigh as his older brother had sighed. Thero on the left, among the women of the village, with her head humbly bent, ho raw his sweetheart Sho was a good woman. May tho poaco of Qod be with her soul! Oh, the pain that who had suffered! Wnnt nnd work nnd woman's woos had withered hor glowing womanhood. Her oyos had grown dim with yoars and weeping. The shook and blights of llfu hnd painted n dull fright upon her comely face. Ah, whero wns her happiness? Qod had given thorn one son, their Joy, tholr very soul, and ho was ground to his death br.men's injustice. Tho picture? broadened and graw vivid in tho old mar.'s mind. Ho saw standing in his pew tho rloh enemy ot tho family, bowing his head to tho very ground, glossing over In his prayers th wrongs ot tho widows and orphans wiioio uvea no nan ungnieu inmsecinsn greed. Mleheleh felt his heart grow lilt within him now, ns It had done titn, whlto the dark faces of tho holy HAD FALLEN HELPLESSLY. Images on the altar frowned sternly upon man's sorrows and man's Injus tleo. Dut all this was long, long passed. All this waa far away in the old times. And now nil tho v .Jo world for him was this dark tower, where the wind algbed gently among the swinging bell ropes. "Let Qod Judge you! Qod will Judge you!" whispered the old man, thinking ot bis enemy, silent tears ran down bis cheeks. "Mleheleh! AD, Mlcnotch! What is ue Bauer win ye-ar AM roa asleep r The volet came from the churohrlta ' "Good Ood!" cried tho old mnn. re membering tho further ditty thai awaited htm. "Did I really fall asleep?" Ho aii (tin bell rones anil nulled them with skillful hand. Far bolow the neenla swarmed from tho enured, as ants swarm from tho ant hill. Golden standards roared thorn MHts In the air of the unborn'Kastet morning. Forming as n oross. tho pro eoMlon began to movo oround tin fhllrch. amid Joyfil cries ot "Chrlsl lins risen from tho doadl" The words went to tho old bellrlng ors heart, and elanelnir out ho wnl exalted In spirit. It seemed to him thai tho waxen eandlos that tho pcoplo bori Hiazeu with suddenly Inereosed torll llanee In tho gray darkness, that th throng moved moro and moro swiftly, that the standards waved tho moro Joy ously, and that tho nwakenlng wind lifted up the Joyful ohorus from bclo and turned It to tho bell's brazen pcali with n sweetness superhuman. Never did Mleholeh ring tho belli with stieli joy nnd spirit. It seemed ns If his old heart had bent welded Into the doad copper of thou bells, which laughed nnd sang nnd wcpl nt tho entrancing molody that rose ti tho stars above. And tho stars sccmct to fairly blaze wltlujoy ot it as thi muslo pourod upward Into heaven one fell backward to caress the earth. What n hymn of Joy It was those belli pealed forth. Tho great bass deatenol tho sky with tho grand brazen cry "Christ has risen." And tho tenors struck to tholr hoarts, shouted sonor ously. "Christ has risen!" whllo tht clanging sopranos, ns though fcarlni their lesser voices should bo lost to thi grand chorus, hurriedly, Ilko glecfu' children trying to outstrip each othor screamed a thousand times, "Christ hai rlson!" And that sad old heart forgot tti oaros, Its sorrows, nnd its Insults. Tho gray hollrlngor heard only thi brnzon music, now singing, now weep ing, now floating to tho starry sky, nov staking to tho wretched earth: nnd I seomod to him thnt ho wo.i surroundot by his children nnd his grnndchlldrci nnd that theso wero their happy volcei tho voices ot old and young to gether pouring out In one grand chorui a hymn of Joy and rapture So tho old bollrlngor pulled tho ropci with strong, nervous arms whlln tcan pourod down his chcoks nnd his heart ran fairly over with n happiness hi had novcr known boforo. And below tho pcoplo llstonod. nnd thoy said tl each othor that Mleholeh had ncvci rung so wonderfully bctoro. Then suddenly tho great bass bcl hesitated and wns silent For n mo ment tho others sang an unfinished, un certain hnrmony. Then they, too conned, nnrt thcro wns silence savo foi tho low, sad, trembling droning ot tholv stilled but still resonant throats. The gray bellrlnger had fallon help lessly on tho bench bcsldo tho ropos nnd two tears sllontly rolled over hit pnlo cheeks. Send a substitute! Tho old bolV ringer has rung himself out for lUiter. RISE! This daj shall shlno foi evermore, To thco a star di vine on Tlmc'i dark shorol Till now thy sou has boon nl glad and gny; Did It awake nnl and look tf Grief to-day! -j ! Hut now tho stream has rcntbed a dark doep son: And sorrow, dim nnd orowned, is wait Inn thee. Each ot Ood's soldiers boars a awort dlvinot Stretch out thy trembling hands to-da; for tblnol Thenwith slow, reverent step nnd beat Ing heart. From out tby Joyous day thou mus . depart And, leaving nl! behind, como fortl alone, To Join tho chosen band around thi throne. Palio up thine eyes! Re strong! No oast away The crown t'xat Ood has given thy sou to-day I Itaiter Itare. About Easter time hares aro almos as common as eggs in the shop win dews, and many beys and girls ma; wonder why this Is so. It Is ptnln whj the egg should be used. Tho Ufa wblsl corses, after so long a time, from thi lifeless-looking egg, makes It especlall typical ot the resurrection. It is no so clear what tho baro has to do wli! Easter Sunday. Easter Is a feast regulated by thi moon. That s. It is appointed by thi chureh that Easter should fall "upoi the first Sunday after tho first full rooci which fell upon or after the vcrna equinox." Now, tho hare Is the anlma whleh the ancients considered sacred ti the moon, and proper to bo used at al feasts regulated by the moon. Bo among the old customs which bavi been banded down to ua from the old old days Is that whleh still uses tho han as well as the egg Its the pretty fanel ful decorations suitable tor our grea spring festival. Easter Sunday. No gretter thing oan be done thai to lore Qod and keep hit commas meats. A uTl1T.VPTP A T MU) imr THAT'S WHAT SENATOR HILL SAID IT WAS. The rrnpotrit Clinnge ef (he Dale of Ai milling tho Netr Mnlro Legltlnturo from December lo Mitjr, Catiietl Quit n Heated Controvert?. Washington, March Jl Tho iKMMrfe Indulged in an aerlmonlous polttleat debate whleh developed mueh personal nnd party feeling and brought on two sharp oxehanges betweon Mr. Hill anil Mr. Rlklns and between Mr. Urleo and Mr. Bikini. Tho oontrovorsy nroso ovor Mr. Hill's motion to strike from Uio pond ing appropriation -bill tho proposed ohango of tho date ot assembling the Now Mexico legislature from Deeember to May. Mr. Hill bitterly donouneal tho ohango m n "polMseal trlek" whleh had been "sneaked Into" this appro priation bill in order, as hn claimed, to postpone tho rnwtlng of the Demo cratic legislature In the hope that n Republican president would bo elected nnd tho political control of tho terri tory changed. Mr. Elklns protofittd agnlnot tho uso ot the words "snoaked In." Tho exchange botwoon 'tho senators waa very animated, but Mr. Hill in sisted In tho uso ot hta adjective. Later Mr. Drico sought to question Mr. Elklna when tho tetter brought up tho offonslvo personal dispatch which had boen sofft to Mr. Drico frasi Now Moxico. Tho dobalo took n wide range, Senators Oorman, Faulkner, Cookrell and othor Democrats attack ing tho provision na political, whllo Senators Elklns, Csrfor, Cullom and othor Republicans defended it Mr. Cullom sought o tablo Mr. Hill's motion, but a motion to this offoot failed yeas 21 to nnya 29 where upon Mr. Cullom yielded to tho Hill motion and tho Now Mexico provision was struck out Appropriation IIMU, Washington, March 28, Tho appro priations commlttoo attempted to tako up tho sundry olvll appropriation bill yesterday, but tho members who wanted tho bills placed on tho privato calendar dofeatcd thorn by a voto ot 142 yeas to 77 nays. Tho mombers ot tho appropriations coinmlttco do not vlow tholr defeat as tho result ot opposition to tho ap propriation bill, aionibors from tho north aud who aro Interested In pen sion legislation nnd thoso from tho south and who aro intcroatrd In war claims havo been chafing for aarao Umo over tho inability to proceed with tho work on tho private calendar. Yester day by a sort ot combination tho ap propriations commlttoo was de feated. The victory, howovor, was completely bAtron so far as tho south ern men wero concerned, as after tho house went Into commlttoo of tho whole tho Republicans forced a motion to pass over all claims on tho calendar. The southern men retaliated by fili bustering against tho ponslor. bills, so that tho not result yesterday was loss than halt a dozen bills passed. It de veloped during the day that a llvuly fight would be precipitated Monday when tho sundry civil bill is called up on account ot Uie fact Uiat tho bill carries appropriations for continuing contracts on rlw and harbor work nnd publle buildings for only eight months of tho next fiscal year. That would carry thd appropriations up to March 1, 1607. The appropriations commlttoo suf fered another revorso Just befora tho house took a rsoess last night. It wns Mr. Cannon's Intention to foree tho liDineU) sit to-day nnd proceed wltli the sundry olvll bill, but tho monitors wero ovarwholiulngly In favor ot tak ing a holiday and by n big majority voted to adjourn until Monday. l.iMihi I.lkn War. Capo Town, Maroh 28. Dispatches rocelvcti from Duluwayh, Matabolohfnd, this morning ludlcato that tho uprising in that part of tho colouy Is vory sor iouf. Tefegrams from tho trout Thtfrs day merely oiftllued It ns a revolt nt n few natives In Inzza and tho Fllabusl illitrletu, tho maseaero ot soma whlto ssitlers, Including Commissioner Rent ley, and the dispatch of a "trail fore ot TOlutrtocrj to the some of the die turViro. rUMite!is yeriUrday show tho dU tUiUuos Is widosproal and bceotatng hourly more abirmlttx. An oxtonslve j r g natives has ;ikf plnco and railed everywhere and all steps nots sary aro batug taken to msat devlon menu. Reinforcemeotfl ot mounted police hart) already been knit V) Rulwayo, Insm ami dambo. Suppll ot ammu nition art btJsg hurled to Rulwayo and all norsoa In the dlMurbtd territory have bM eoiiflseai! by Col. Kapler, who is In charge ot tho government forces. KHt(Tw are raiding farms and kill Inn whlic settler In the Matapo hlPa district and rumor has It that over fifty persons have been slain. triiliVit ThTiTeiuT CJ row oast le. lad., March 28, Thf burial of I'aarl Rryan occurred yws terday afternoon In Formrt hill como tery. For weeks. In fact em slnco the facts In the tragedy wero orought out and the finding and Identification of the body with the hood missing, tho family has hoped that the head might be found. Three o'elook was tha hour sot for the funcMl. and the a.nnnr'ruNwnent havlag Lien made, a large number ot tne menus or tup family were present, The funeral was simple. An liteltlng Seen. Taeoflw, Wash., March 8. An ex citing seene, which approached a riot, oecurred In the superior nourt Charles Ilaram and William Morrlttey, who hre wanted In Portland, Ore,, for burglary, had been released on habeas corpus proceedings, A squad ot pollco was praat to rrarcMt them, bm Jitdg Parker held that they could bo retake n only after the procuring of a new war rant The men rushed for the stairway. Whort Prosecutor Davis shouted to the police to seize him ho waa opposed by Frank Smith. Tho lawyers grappled nnd used their fists, but vre finally 6tin rated, Chit of l'olloo Smith ordered his mon to ohorgo on tho nllcgtd burg lars, whlah they did, although this was In conflict with tho court's decision. An officer soon arrived with warrants from tho municipal court, chantlntr them with being fugitives from Justice. j no poi.'co used their revolvers and soon hnd their men at hay, thougti neither was hit Thoy wero caught several blocks from tho, courtlouae. Oov. Lord, of Oregon, has signed re quisition papers nnd It la oxneetAd th men will go to Portland to-day, t'urtictU't Hheme. OliwInwttJ, 0., Marsh 23. Percy Latham of Now York, son of tho In ventor of tho cldolctfoopo, whloh Is tha klnetoscopo on a lariso scalp. Is tn th city and hnd a conversation with Pu gilist James J. Corbott ywtorday. Tho IdQloseopo throws tho movements of tho fighters on n canvass. Corbott during his talk with Latham sold ho would soon mako a formal poposltlon 1n writing. Ho would fight I'itzslmmona boforo tho London Ath lotio club or any othor place, America proforrod, for 50, 91000 or $10,000. It ho does not whip Fltzslmmons in ton rounds Fltzslfnmonn Is to tako all stako monoy and gato rccolpts, but tho fight is to bo to a finish. Corbobt sold ho -was ready to sign such articles ot agreement. Win Her Suit. London. Maroh 28. In tho libel suit brought by Mrs. Arthur Kltson najalnst Dr. William Playfalr a vordlot was rendered yesterday In favor of tho plaintiff and awarding her 100.000 danugos. Tho vordict was grootod with loud chcorlng, Tho iilaimtlff fainted. Great Interest has bean felt In tho caso, as It Involved tho right ot a physician to rovcal any socrct re vealed In professional- oonfldonco to him. Tho doctor, It appears, made a statement to his wifo about Mrs. Kit son and sho communicated It to Sir Jamos Kltson, brother of Arthur Kit son, with tho result that Sir James, who Is a millionaire, withdrew an al lowance ho was making to 'Mrs. Klt Bon after separation from his brother. YfauU lu Hettle. Now York, Mnroh 28. A special from Valparaiso, Chllo, says: It Is generally rumored thai the Chilean government has mada a pro po sition to tho Argcntlno Republic look ing to a settlement ot tho boundary question. It Is mid that Chllo agrees to ccdo Puna to Argontlno, tho boun dary lino of Atocama from tho 20t.h to tho 4Gth parallol to bo traced accord ing to standing treaties by an arbi trator nnd that botwoon tho 4Gth and COlit parallol tho line along tho 72d meridian. The ArgcnUno congress, tt is be lloved, will probably bo willing to ac copt this proposal, but many horc think that tho Chilean congress will rojoot It Illgld Uii'irniilliie. Indopendenoo, Kan.; March 28 Traveling men and persons who havo como up through tho Indian Terri tory within tho past fow days roport that tho people aro greatly aroused ovor tho spread of smallpox, which l raging In different parts ot Uie ter ritory and that all tho towns along tho Missouri Pacific from Coffoyrtllo to Fort Smith, Ark., aro quarantined Tho qunrantlno is rigidly enforced and It 1 hoped to stop tho spread ot the disease. No jwaon Is nllowpd to get on or off tho trains and business Is at n standstill. Hun Tlii-ni In. Chloapn, III., Maroh 28. Five bucket shops wore raided tost night by detec tives from tho central station. As a result thirty mon appeared boforo Jus tice atennon yesterday. The specific ohnrgo ngalnst them was a violation of ohnpler 38, ecctlon 37, of tho Illinois statutes keeping a common gambling house. j I'mHrUrn fufit New York, March 28. A correspon dent In Managua,Nlearagua, telegraphs that at tho request ot 1 "resident Zelaya tha Oorman consul visited Frandsca Racn, tho rebel leader, and delivered to him as Important dowmatit brought from tho president of San Salvador by the peace oommiMlonrs. i.ift.rarttft fliKJTjf,!, lAlpsIo, March 38. The Imparls! court has quashed tho eonvleUon of Robert F. Kneabes, the American horseman who was recently on trial on tha charge of trotting his mare, Ilethel, under tho name of Nellie Knee bee. (Ireer Ooqiitr due. Washington, Marsh 28. Judge Drown, who is here looking after Uie affairs of Greer eounty, was Invited to the house of Secretary Smith last night Congressman Culberson was also Invited ant! the two gentlemen ac cepted the Invitation. Tho whole Greer county matter Is to be gone orer with tho secretary ot the istertor, and It Is thought that some definite plan will be agreed cm In a day or two as the best way to proceed to extricate that eounty from its present emb&nuu. lag pojltioo.