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t ~he Uiforms were blue, all the swords
and rifles new,
When the Regiment went marching down
the street
All the men were hale and strong as they
proudly moved along
Through the cheers that drowned the
- music of their feet.
Oh th mu-ic of their feet keeping time to
drums that beat,
Oh the glitter and the splendor of the
As with swords and rifles new, and in uni
forms of blue,
The Rugiment went marching to the fight.
When the Regiment came back all the guns
and swords were black,
And the uniforms had faded into gray,
And the faces of the men who marched
through that street again
Seemed like faces of the dead who lose
their war.
Tor the dead who lose their way cannot look
more gaunt or gray
Oh the sorrow and the anguish of the
e sight.
Oh the weary laxging feet out of step with
drnms that beat,
Wher, the Regiment came marching from
the fight.
-Kla Wheeler Wilcox. in Harper's Weekly.
4Q9Q#M49*[email protected]@999 99
You smile at her name, fnding it
absurd, perhaps? Do not, however,
be in too great a hurry to turn it into
xidicule, for she who bore it was a
brave woman, and worthy of all re
You must know that Mine. Jambe
Mother Jamtbe, the soldieris called her
-was for many years cantiniere in a
regime.nt of the line, and in this capac
ity she was a sort of -good angel to
the troops. Officers and soldiers alike
2ll resp -r.
e married, when about thirty
-. years of age, the quartermaster-gen
eral of the reginent. His time was
nearly up, but he remained with the
colors in order to help his wife to keep
the canteen.
-The little house was a prosperous
one, for Xre. Jambe had more than
o:.o string to her bow, and well under
stood how to employ her spare time
Frofitably. She had learned the art
(or scieuce, perhaps, it should be
called) of hair-dressing, and on the
ceasion of any fete was in great re
-a aest with the o'icers' wives. The
thri-ty woman was thus able to lay by
- very considerab!e sum of money,
which by no means lessened her pop
ularity in the regiment..
Aftei a year of ma: ried life a son was
born, and Mmne. Jambe and her hus
band agreed that as soon as he shou.d
attain tne proper age, he, too, should
be a soldier. At the age of sixteen he
passed into the ranks,and being smart
and intelligent,-he seemed to have a
right'lture beforb. him.
ithsiuisbanda d father4iadsud
i t'was a terrible shock
poor Mme. Jambe, and she woald
ad have survived it were it not
ortie thonght of her son, and the
hpe that he would be a comfort to
her in her declining years. Sorrow
aged her more than her rough life had
done, and she left the service and set
tIed in a little cottage left her by her
parengs in the village of Clusy, near
A year later war ibroke out, and this
-was another sorrow for her to bear.
:Sewas a patriot, was Mmne. Jamibe,
but she was a mother also.
- - During that terrible winter of 1870
'7], uthe hardly slept for three consecu
tive hours in the t wenty-four. Always
on the alert fo: news,she chafed sorely
at the snow, which almost eut off her
little'vi.iage fromi the outer world,and
made communication a matter of great
cdi jealtv.
She passed whole weeks in ignor
ance of the progress of the war, of
iher son's whereabouts, and then, little
by little, she heard Gi the defeats,and
at last le'. ned that her son,a sergeant
now, hlt been attachel t~o the army
of the east, wvhichi was then being
formed uader the command of General
- romn this time and in all weathers
'Ae might be seen each day trudginug
the wea-y, saow-covered miles which
- nsa betwern Cliasy and Pontarliers, or
else climbing to Fort de Jonx, over
looking the swiss frontier. She sought
news, but news,nunhappily, was scarce
and contradict ory.
Sud lenly, toward the end of Jan
nary, the rumor spread that tne army
of the east was approaching, having
failed to relieve Belfort. For nearly
a week Mine. Jambe kept a striet
wateh day a-Ilnight, scanning eagerly
the road by wh ch she hoped to see
the French arrive.
They were signalled at last, but the
Germnis were signalled, too, from the
opposi:e direction, and it seemed evi
dent that the armnies would enc. unter
one another in the immediate neigh
bor hocod.
.Au 1 now I will let Mmne. Jamnbe
tak up the storys, for what followed I
ha i fromn her own lijps a few months
atrthe events described took
"One morning at dawn I heard a
noise at the door of the cottage, and
then the sound of breaking glass. I
rose hastily and ran down to the en
trance. I gave a cry, my boy was
tbere, and behind him stood three of
his comn ades, but in what a state !
tiaggard, hollowv-cheeked, their uni
forms in rags, their boots almost in
pie.es, blue and shivering with cold!
"'Mother, you must hide us," he
sai-1. 'The general has entrusted me
with a message to the commandant of
the fort, but' the Prussians have seen
us and are in pursuit. They must not
find u1.'
"'diive me your order,' I cried, 'I
will take it while you hide here; no
one will suspect a woman--'
"I had no time to funish, we heard
a dischair~e of musketry and a neigh
bor r-shiel in e'-ying:
'-''he Prussians! The Prussians
"I pushed my son and his friends
into a storeroom,at the farther end of
which, under some hay, was the door
leading into the cellar where I kept
my little stock of wine and cider.
"The Prussians entered in through
the open door; I saw others in the
road. There must have been about
one hundred of them altogether. A
young officer was in command.
"He came up to me and said, bru
'"'Is it you who are Mme. Jambe?'
"'Yes, I am she,' I answered him.
"'Your son has just entered this
"'Mv son! He is far away from
here, always supposing that Le is still
"'He is here; I am sure of it.
Come, now, where is he?'
" 'You must seek him, then.'
"He made a sign, and I was sur
rounded and prevented from moving
my position. The soldiers ransacked
the house, I asked myself meanwhile
who could be the coward who had be
trayed my son.
"At last the brutes found him-him
and his friends, and I saw them
dragged out covered with the hay in
which they had attempted to coLceal
themselves. And my son! Ho- brave
and handsome he lcoked with his
flashing eyes. Yes! he was my own
flesh and blood, and I felt proud of
him. They were rigorously searched
for the message they were supposed
to bear, but as it was a verbal one
they could dnd nothing.
"The officer stami ed about the
room, mad with rage. Glancing at
the prisoneis, he said: .
" 'is your son aton gst them?'
"'He is not; and if he were I would
not confess it.'
"He drew his sword on me, and
then we were all dragged out into the
roadway, the oflicer shout ng:
"'Where is the wan who gave us
the information?'
" 'One of his companions has just
killed him,' a Prussian se geant re
plied,pointiug to a corpse which I had
not seen, hidden as it was behind a
".'he traitor was a franc-tireur,who,
to save his own life, ha.t given up my
son to the enemy. His punishwent
had not been long delay,;d:
" 'The murderer will be shot!' cried
the olicer; then, looking fiercely at a
group of villagers who were cowering
under his men's bayonets, he con
" 'Some one among you knows the
man Jamibe; point him out to me, or
I will order my men to fire on you.'
"Ah! they were brave, my neigh
bors, they made no reply.
" 'Then we will soon find out.' He
gave an order in a low' voice. His
men pinned me with my back against
a wall, and placed riies-in the hands
of my son audis comrpades.
"Int'he olicer said:
"'On the word of command you
will fire and kill that woman. If you
disobey it will be your turn next.'
"A cry of ho:ror ran through the
crowd, followed by a dead silence. I
-well, I offered my soul to the bon
Dieu, telling myself that I must try
to show how a French womnan could
die if need be, and I waited, watching
my son.
"Bait he did not seem to see me.
Fis eyes were turned to his comrades.
They seemed to be making signs to
one another.
" 'Present!' and they obeyed,cover
ing me with their rides.
"'Fire!' They turned suddenly
to the right about. An explosion
folowed, and four Prussians, the
oficer among the numb'er, fell. And
abose the roar of the discharge I
heard may boy's voice clearly:
"'Fire! Yes, but on you, you
"A 3eneral volley on the part of the
Prussians fjlowed, and I jell with a
bullet ii my shoulder. Before I lost
consciousness, however, I saw that
my son was still unhurt.
"I learned afterward that, just at
this moment, the cannon of the Fort
de Jous began to play. The comn
mandant had caught the reflection of.
the sunlight from the Prussian's hel
mets, and, concluding-none too soon
-that something untoward was tak
ing place, had sent a few shells into
the crowd and rapidly dispersed the
Mmne. Jambie died a few years after
the e' ents, which I have related as
nearly as I cani in her own words,took
place. Her story was recalled to my
mind the other clay on hearing that
the son of this brave woman had just
bee 2 promoted to the command of his
regimet.-Pearson's Weekly.
The P'orto Rlico Mlarketman.
The marketmnan in Porto Rico is the
small landholder. No Porto Rican
posesing any considerable amount
of imeney would invest it in agricul
tural prodlucts other than sugar cane,
tobacco or coffee. Owing to this bean-s.
corn, etc., which coul I be raised in
quantities large enough to supply the
whole country and leave a surplus for
expo t, are imported from Spain and
from this country. He also devotes
himself to several small industries.
such as the making of charcoal, ham
mocks, whips, ea' thienware, canes and
esecilly strawv hats, some of them
of tine quality.
The mar et places in Porto Rico are
owned by the municipality. They are
generally in the large squares, the
centre of the market being without a
roof and divided into small spaces, in
which canvas tents are erected daily
by the merchants.
These spaces are rented,or, rather,
a tax is collected on them, each day,
from the country people who use
themi, and who, in many towns, are
u.t 1)ermitted to sell their wares in
any other i'lace. The houses sur'
rou'ding the ma kel place are rented
by the year and th y are u:,uall-y oc
cu;iel by grocers, butchers, etc. -
France No Match for Her, Accordist tc
Naval Authorities.
The naval authorities of the United
States do not expect war between Eng
land and France, but if it does c:m(
it is their opinion that the result would
be similar to that between the tUnited
States and Spain. While France ha
the larger army, the fighting will be
done at sea, where England is 'supe
rior not only to France but to any
other nation. She has twice as many
battleships of the first-claw as France,
three times as many of the secoud
class and five times as many of the
third class.
Great Britain has 21 first-class ar
mored cruisers, while France has only
4; she has 22 first-class protected
cruisers, while France has 5, and
48 second-class protected cruisers,
while France has 18. Great Britaim
has 11 second-class cruisers and France
has 6. She has 31 third-class pro
tected cruisers and France has 17. 0;
the third-class, partly protected, Greal
Britain has 23 and France none. 0
the sloop class she has 18 and Franc(
15. France, however, has 1. third.
class cruisers, with no corresponding
rating in the British service. In the
line of coast defense, non-seagoinv
ironclads, Great Britain has 11 and
France 12. Of the heavily armored
gunboats Great Briain has 49 and
France 12.
Great Britain has 33 torpedo gun
boats and France 15. She has 95 tor
pedo-boat destroyers, while Franc(
has 8. She has 61 torpedo boats ol
class 1; France has 50. Of class:2
she has 30 and Ira-ice 169; of fhe
third-class she has 1o4 and France 4A
A general sutnaization shows the
following: Great Britain has 88 liae
vessels, 153 cruisers, 60 coast-defense
and 313 torpedo craft. 3 rance ha
60 line, 74 cruisers, 24 coast-delease
and 288 torpedo craft.
Great Britain's armored cruisers are
the finest adoat. They were no bet.
ter than the New York was whet
she was launche l six years ago, but
have been greatly improved since,botl
in their number and effectiveness. The
most formi.lable battleships. in the
,world also belong to Great Britain,
although they are not much superior
to the Iowa, the .llinois, the Kear
sarge, the Oregon and others of oui
navy. The most powerful ship in the
English navy is a battleship 100 feel
in length, 75 feet beam, 26 feet
inches draught, 18 knots speed, coal
capacity for 2203 tons and displace.
ment of 14.6(0 tons. Its armameni
cpnsists of four twelve-inch wire
wound guns, twelve six-inch, sixteer
tour-i ich and a number of machine
and rapid-fire guns. The most power
ful ships in the French naxy are the
St. Lonis and Charlemagne, each hav
ing aisplaceinent of 11,260 tons and
a speed of seve iteen knots. Thein
arma nent is not up to several of the
battleships of our navy.
The Curionq Sea-Sqnirt.
The sea-squirt has such a curiqus
organization and passes through sc
strange a series of cbanges in its de
velopmIent that it and its allies have
long been regarded witl. more that
usual interest by naturalists. Fo:
the sea-squirt is a living example os
degeneracy of struetural degradatioz
so complete that until recently it was
universally zupposed to he a mollusk.
Its shape is roughly cylindrical, its
color a dingy gray, and it lives attached
byvits base to a rock on the seashore.
At its free end there is a hole, corn
ruonly surrounded by eight small lobes,
and a little less than half way dowi
the side of the body is another open
ing, with six encircling ltobes. ThE
upper aperture is the mouth, and 11
leads to the dige tive tube, whiel:
consists of a spacious pharynx im
mediately following the mouth, a guil
let, a stomach and an intestine. Corn
pletely surrounding the digestive tube,
except along one line, where thE
pharynx is fused with the body wall,
is a chamber called the atrium. ThE
atrium opens to the exterior at the
lower of the two external apertures,
which is hence called the atrial open
ing. If the Aseidian be carefully
watched under natural conditions,
current of water will be seen to con
tinually enter the month and leave by
the atrial opening. If it be touched
the creature will suddenly send out
streamnof water from each opening,
and its common name is derived fron
this habit of squirting when irritated.
-A. E. Stenhouse, in Knowledge.
TorpedoBoats Are Dangerous Things.
We have learne l that the torpedo
boat service hasc been the most dan
gerous afloat. More men have losi
their lives on torpedoboats than on all
the other naval ships put together.
We know that this service tries the
men, in nerves and muscles, mcre
than any other, while youni officeri
have had the responsibility of inde
pendent comm ands. So this service
as done more than all others to im
prove the personnel of the navy. And
it is not unlikely tha' the most hellp
ful T'art of the experience of the bat
teship crews was that had when the:
faced the black mouth of Santiag<
harbor watching for an enemy thai
had not the nerve to come.-John R.
Spears, in Scribner's.
An Ancient Barg'e.
3fontagrie, in the Oyrne, rejioices ii
the possession of a female bargee, o:
bateliere, who is one hundred and tw(
years old. This ancient person has
spent nearly all her life on the water.
She is in full possession of her facul
ties, is able to take a hand at the
heln,and, as physiologists would say,
her organism has still the power oJ
rearing snbstacnce wasted in func
tional actiuity. The old waterwomari
has two sons in the same business a'
herself. Cne is seventy-two and the
other seventy-sis. - London Tele
-h birthday.
his cradle and his little
.his dolls behind the door.
a rocking hbrse
ood top, of course,
ma's baby any more.
his curls, they are only fit
m in a heap upon the floor;
'years old today,
to hear them say
ma's baby any more.
in his trousers,like his older
he should have had them
* ~e, t h
laced to the top,
where they stop;
a's baby any more.
H ,is parents sigh, and has
- ered why
';when he has such bliss In
their darling boy,
air pride and joy,
Th t be their baby anv more.
-Georgina E. Billinge.
Prince _ Was a puppy,
iiter was nearing his
-The baby and the dog
ther. Before they had
cataracts appeared on
t and grew gradually,
U eft in-total darkness,
'Pr came his constant coin
pa he learned to walk the
dogq at and watched over
hinm ing him out of harm's
Na~ sago the boy was sent
to to be operated upon
by of eminence, but his
eyes iot -be restort d. Then
lie w with diphtheria and
died; since Prince has been
gloo lenetic, and cataracts
have on his eyes. Unless
som be done for his sight
he w -blind, just as his little
mas w York Tribune.
'-Adopted Mother.
Ne7a - owned a ben that
wouh Grandma put her on
the n -many times, but she
So k the eight nice
eggs, up and put them
in a b n-she put the basket
near p p eggs warm.
Neli ket many
times e had turned
into -One day she
heard IeeP d raising the
co-verk do you
rand anokuer hen that was
very good and ery fond of baby
hiiiknens. She tried to help the other
mothers care for their chickens, bat
they flew 't her and jecked her.
She evenutried to coax some of them
to follow her when the broods were
large, but that didn't suit the mother
hens either.
Sandan th'uept tMd han wothe
Gaeahaled aother hen ttiea
chickens. the haid'to help ther ter
scrthsc for e.We the chickens a
tlhenle adt her dodpeokedhe ras
byShe, avntid te droppe some orne
tfollo the al he thebodswr
Thre old thn didn't uto "thckcother
hics her wyo alig h
Gboadm thhowutogt th con, anud
meake adspend matone.t ile
chicke thato have' some cohcent
tscratch for Qe. Whnteciks
weehthe Lshte bror.thekn
Bl et and Dora h erewno the -grass
b~y hean then groppd, that con
fo te alto 'eat
The aod tean "cuck cguck,
wihs he a wa y cofer takng fa sthe
-hwe them ow toe ea the onan
,-alyn sigtee the atonondee
*rwry ongoul sde hof aprodr
happyi she was toa he someu cickens
nentBett and Dora woktte
tolodo itriningho hiaed inhat iadb
-abin--a qoi ue-ooing abin, builtve
tl belowedn thern s hation
Ail- rou~ndi n the in er ya
tnies g r 'iacdsen ndteol
owng l th Idem oi to crall
andettyn ulle the bcitoe cled.
toph -,isevhiprer.h
iso id aing fes."adtati a
wnt tol int me a' bofoer
"Oirhe, and you raon' was torip,
por- mamman inhupn shem i so viery
tuicare fsin. kns" x
"Ohne dear!dar"ceDr. "I iki srte
Bety oulled hrakino bed. u
"oph. udr,". shee howerd funn
isft i s o edtkin feca eds." a
"Iee matt'in" amma' bed."ety
cherfmaml a, "let' plyhe ars socised
jol Ito wae qite anrtrainingbd pay
for ahew miudes and ten ora be.n
ga "to iscomplain agmainedDoa
"It'seroing, wensr;we canty,
cheefuly "wet' ana we are ckspe.
It was oquchteanento etty.n pa
fo afew utel manda sai Dora.e
galingt coutai ofagain. aninoh
sItsoing romt eter wit annotm
sehe e."
".Aen w~bela in w ae! ucse cped.
sisted Betty, howdunsnieatr.
iws too muc aren folrightty.ett
icanet do.."udl u
-lsering out ofbdhan in togethe
sitting roo to return itabiu
.Tust listen to the banging of the rain
"But we are not ducks any more,"
said Dora.
"No " answered Betty, "we are
toads under a toadstool, I guess."
"IE think you are my brave little
pioneers," said their father, coming
in to take care of them.-Christian0
* Cleopatra'B Fish!na Party.
E. H. House contributes to the'St,
Nicholas a series of papers on "Bright
Sides of History." This is made up
of bright and entertaining episodcs in
history, giv en in a story abant modern
boys and girls, showing that the an
cients we.*e just as fond of fun and
frolic as their latte-day descendants.
House relates the fo.lowing story:
"When Antony first went to Alex
andria as a mighty general. Cleopatra
thought it necessary to keep the con
quering hero in good humor by offer
ing him all sorts of diversions and
pastimes, which he tried to repay as
well as he could. One day he gave
orders for a great fishing expedition,
very much to Cleopatra's delight, as
fi4hing was one of the sports she ex
cellen in. Antony was either unlucky
or anskdlful oin this occasion, for he
brought up nothing, while the Egyp
tian queen never dropied her line
without catching a prize worthy of an
expert. He was so disgusted at his
failure that he tried to muke matters
look better by playing a trick on his
companion. He secretly sent some
divers down into the water to fasten
fish upon his hook, and then pulled
them in with t fine show of triumph,
calling everybody to ober, e bow sue
cessful he was. Unfortunately for
him, Cleopatra had observed mote
than he wished. She ke..t qmiet,how
ever, and pretended she had never
seen so skilful a fisherman in her life.
She said so much in Antony's praise,
and held him up as snch a master of
the sport, tbt when she invited him
to go out again the next (lay, he tried
to excuse !.imself, fearing that he cer
tainly wo;.ld be deteete-l. But she
insisted, and he was obliged to take
the risk, or confess that he was not
so clevr as he seemed."
"He might have tried the samn
i gam onde more," interposed Harry,
who conside ed that the tale was for
his especial benefit, and told p'articu
larly V him.
"That is what he meant to do,"
continued TTnele Claxton, "but Cleo
patra was to > bright for him. She
had a diver oi her own ol board, and
sent him into the sea with a big salt d
fish, like those which are now sold in
the market. This was hung upon
Antony's hook, and'as soon as he felt
the weight, he began to dance aboat,
crying t'iat hl- had a bite before any
liody el se, and hauling in his line as
proudly as if he hld won a battle.
You can imagine his dismay when the
dead fishsplit open and salted,bobbed
out of the water, and all his followers
shouted with laughter."
"Good for Cleopatra!'. exclaimed
Harry. "I'd like to try that joke my
self, the first time I get a chance."
"How did Antony like it?" adked
Percy Ca; ey, the oldest of the b~oys
and his uncle's unme~zake.
"He didu't like it at all. He was
red hot with anger. But Cleopatra,
who was always quick-witted, con
trived to pacify him with compliments
and flattery, saying that his strength
was in capturing provinces, kingdoms
and cities, and that after winning all
the pglories of war he ought. not to
grudge a poor African queen her
humble exploits with the hook and
liue. Then he forga; e her as he al
ways did, 110 matter..what trick she
"Is that story tine, uncle?" in
quired Harry's sister Louise,
"As true as most histo: y of the
kind, my dear. Ancient wri ers be
ieved it. There is no reumon why it
shoald not hate taken place."
Civ:1zing~ the Dor.
The don.es icat .d dogs preserve
their iatebuig.-nt propen1si ;e oalyy
car ful breeding and sel. l ion. Grs
thlemJ, a 1(t those a' leies fade awa~y.
If freed from~ man' control and .sssa
ciation. thle dogs will iui ed amiy
oceed to Lot nd a n w race of their
own and degeniez te 1aiy to the old
Iritnal stock from wh.c :they we e i-1
remote age s deri ed. The best ila. e
to study the u lo 1 e -ticat.ed dogs, to
compare them wvith the sixty or wore
artificial varieties recognized on the
ench, is in their most nat;: a]lihabit.at
toda--in the circuim, olar wo ld. It
is c:aimedl by a.-ieuJre tha'Jt if alli of on:
cdogs-the grayhonud, muuastiff, siauic,
terrier and coilie-were tur-ned adri.t
in a e untry where they would lhe ei
-tirel exeuni t from nil the rest- aitts
and associations of mia, all typical
identity would gradr aly be lost, and
they would assi xuilate one to :ao. be:
in f'orm anid color. The slim. rounte
tails would becomue thic.: and basy
the ea-s wv uld grow short, e-ec t ad
pointed, the bodies would beromei
formly tawny, gray or brindled. A~
composite'feral tribe of dogs woul I
result that is best represented t:>day
in North America by thne ino-ngr-ei in
dian dog. Climate would have sco ae
thing to do in mnon!ding~ the et I.rs
and characteristics of the untened
brutes. For instane, th-e luWie
color of the Arectic 1elt 's whit.:n
consequently of a gi eat p oiort cu
the wild and semi-w ild doas of t'e
circumpolar region are white.whl
the North American Indian en~s are of
a tawny or grayish coLt .o No
American Review.
"What is your opinical ofth 1 I
lar songs of the present tin.?" a I
the young woman.
''Oh," replied Willie \:2stin-on
"I guess I'm like mo. t peoi-le on i
point. I enjoy 'em, but I oa i
to own up to the fact in thea e
of my miusical friends."-Wash:-ai
Exciting Scene in a Printing OMce When
News of Dewey's Victory Arrived -
Margaret Clyde, the Proofreader, r-ose
to the Emergency and blade a record.
Isabel Gordon Curtis contributes a
story to St. Nicholas called "Margaret
Clyde's Extra," telling how a young
girl who read proof on a morning pa
per scored a heat on the rival jonr
nals. The girl was left alone in the
editorial rooms when the night's work
was over.
Margaret read column after column
of the news from Cuba, Key West
and Washington.It seemed to her as
if she had read it all before, aud she
put away the paper while she ate her
meager luncheon. Then she tidied up
the desk and laid her head on her
arms. She was growing drowsy. She
wondered if she could take a short
nap. Her train would not leave ior
an hour and a half yet. It ras grow
ing lonely in the deserted composing
She woke up suddenly, thoroughly
dazed for a moment. She imagined
she heard a noise. The presses were
still rumbling downstairs, and the
gray (lawn was stealing hazily into
corners of the composing room.
It was 5 by the large cloel. The
noise came again. Somebody was
beating and shaking theoutside door.
Margaret was frightened, and for a
moment she turned to run to the
press room.
The noise grew louder. It was an
im atieat, deternine.I pounding, ihrst
of hands, then feet. She flew to the
door. ihrough the glas; she saw the
dim fignre of a boy in a blue messen
ger uniform. He thrust a yellow ea
velope into her hand, cried excitedly,
"Yews from.Manila!" turne i to monut
his wheel, theirdisappeared down the
dia street.
Margaret felt stunned. She knew
something ought to be done, but
what? It was so far to Phillips'home;
Mr. Schell lived in a suburb three
miles from the ofice, and there was
nobody in the pressroom who could
set tyke. She wished the boy had not
left so quickly.
Margaret hurried to the proofread
er's desk, where an electric light
glowed. She to! e the yellow envelope
open and read the fifty or.sixty words
on the thin sheet of paper.
"All well at Manila! Not an Am
erican lost !" She fe!t as if Dewey
had sent her the message direct. and
an excited "Ohl" echoed through the
empty room. Margaretglanced at the
clock. It was fivehiutes past five..
Time wgs:precious; and she felt--slie
must o something. A few days ago
she had worked on an extra. Sone
important news had come in when
Phillips and she were alone. She had
helped him to set the story in large
type and stood by while he filled it in
the upper part of the front page.
There were a few exciting minutes
and Margaret had worked breathless
ly. Phillips had said some kind
words afterwards about her efficiency,
and it made her happy for all day
She flew to the case where. the large
black letters were kept that had
adorned the first pages of the "Gaz
ette" recently. She was working as
if life depended upon her movements.
She learned to set type with wonder
ful deftness during two years' work,
and in ten minutes she was standing
over the words that later that mo:
ing sent a wave of relief and thaik
fulness through America. She hur-I
red down to the press room. The
regular edition was nearly ready. The
men were running off the last thou-I
sand, and the nimble folder stood be
side gathering the papers into
Pomeroy, the foreman of the press
room, looked up in mild surprise when
Margaret dashed in.
"Well, what are you doing here?"
"Come," she cried excitedly, "come
upstairs with me at once!"
"The place isn't on fire, is it?" he
asked, half seriously.
"No! it's the news from Dewey,"
she answered, hurriedly.
"Here, Thompson," he shouted to
a man at the other machine, "I1 must
go upstairs a moment--you take my
He followed Margaret up the steep
stairs to the table where a gleam of
light fell on a half form of large type,
headed by block lette:s. He read the
type alnost at a glance :
Revenue-Ctter "McCalloch" at Hong-Kong.
300 Spanish Killed and 400 Wounded.
Not an American Killed, but 6 Slightly
Sintlre Spanish Fleet Destrcyed.
Nrw YoRE, May 7.-The "- .
in an extra edition just published,
p~rints the following special despatch
from Hong-.isong: "I have just ar
rived here on the United States rev
enue cutter McCullogh with report of
American triumph at Manila. The
entire Spanish I!eet of eleven vessels
was destroyed. 'Ehree hundred Span
ish were killed and four hundred
wounded. Our loss was none killed,
but six were slightly wounded. Not
one of the American ships was in
lHe grew wildly excited and a shout
rang through the deserted building.
There was not a man in the "Gaz
ette" odice more patriotic or bet ter
posted on the war sitnation thau th-e
foreman of the press roomn. He had
sent his youth in the navy daring
the civil war, and his shont of tri
umh was heard downstairs above the:
din of the rumbling press.
" who set this ?"' he- askeduy.&==
be looked curiously at Margaret
"I did." .
"All alone?" ~
"When did the dispatch come?"
"Fifteen minutes ago," she said.
with a glance at the clock.
"Well, you're a brick, and a gid at
that!" he cried. "But we've got to
rash this out," and, hurrying to. Li-e
Lube, he shouted, "Hey, Bil don's
let that stereotyl er go!"
Margaret helped him while he di
vided the first page of the mornig
raper and filled in the uppe- part
with Dewey's memorable message.
She followed him down stai s and
listened to the cheers from the grimy
men by the presses when he told the
news. In less than ten minates iWe
econd edition wa., being thrownf.on
the news press and eagerly gathered
ap by the men, who realized whiat gial
news this would bring to Bire -poin#
"Three cheers for Dewey!" cried
Thompson excitedly.
The presses rumbled on, and,
mingled with their din, rose hearty
x-plause for the hero of the Pacific.
Poxnerov turned and laid his blackened
hand on Margaret's fair head.
"And now, boys," he said, "three
heers for Ma garet Clyie. It isn't
every girl of sixteen that could have
Icne this sort of job in fifteen min
tes. She didn't lose her bead for
Dne second, and I have an ides we'il
beat the Times on this story."
rhe Last Remedly Tried Is the one to,
Win th- Praise.
"Pheumatism makes more liars
thau any ot:er disease." said a by
sician io a NNashingtn Slar rep.te-,
"tiiongh the people most affected by
it are uaconsciously aftected, as far as
their lying -is concerned. Ordinarily
an attack of rheumaitiism, coming and
goiueg, lasts abont three weeks. The
seond week is genera'ly the woist as
far 'sTaiais..concerned. The first
week the suferd.--votes to his or her,
own cures. They b- ing to quiet-the
attack and the conseq t pam, the
second week is taken up -ih . trying
various remedies snggested bydrisnds
and acqnaintan- es. As the thi w
enters, the suferer in the meLntime
having about made up his or he' min
to let the disease have its .owr waf
having given up the hope of trying to I
cure it, the patient is ready to try a
many things and remedies as come'
along. and generally does so, it mat
ters not how nnsensical theyare
One says wear a pe ter r4zm-_g
second finger of thi iA
to drink great gu nt
another to Iconsumo
lemono .4d L
estn your-pol n o"o
By the end of the third week -the.
rheumatism has passed away, aud
praises are sung to every ear ii favor
of the last remedy tried. The entire
credit is given the last thing tried
and while it may not - have done an
more good than if Jhe patient carr'ed
a brick in his overcoat or dress poz
ket, if that was the particular thing
last done it will be for all ti no
he- aided as a cure certain and ialae.
Here is where rheumatism makes
liars of people. It is rare that a
sufferer from rheumatism is -ever told
to consult a physician. That sea:ss
to be the last thing thought of ia
cases of rheumatism, though .ieariy
the first thing in nearly a'l other
attacks of disease. Curiously enorigh,
in nearly all the springs, me-liecaYi
baths, and other sure cures the pa
tient is told that twenty-one tehs or
twenty-one days of drinking ti:e water
is necessary. Here comes in the
three weeks again, and I suppose it
is necessary. It is at best a troule
some complaint, and .it~ rarely yields
until it has run its course, to) return
on the slightest provocation."
Characeritics Bnyealed by t"a Rande.
"A large hand is al ways better than
a small one," writes Blanche W.
Fischer in the Ladies Home Jlo:rnal
on "Easy Reading of the HandL.1" "Tt
indicates a person of some unuud
powers. The possessor will be a good
worker, princially as to det s s: he
will be careful not to make many prom1
ises, but will keep the few he makes
to the letter, even at aioss to himself,
he will be easily offended, vx ry qjuick
to imagine slights, and not :ea ly to
for ive either real or imagined of
fences. The possessor of a small
hand will attempt almnost anythin,
rarely, however, finishing anything
he undertakes; is easily sa islied botth
with himself and the world a gener-al;
is fond of gayety an I exciteenet,
makes and loses friends with the sa.no
easiness; is impressionable and in
flammable to a high degree; is reni
gious, but not deeply so; wilt miake
promises and break them without
compunction, and will be uca~ble to
bind himself to details."
The Little snudan Warrio,.
Standing by Westminster brid.,e I.
watched the first detachment of re
turning grenadier guards f o'n the
Soudan march past from the sta ior
to their barracks. They got, as ex
pected, a boisterous and ]herty e
eption from a crowd two miles log
but what struck me most forcibly was
the extreme youth and undonh'.ed ex
haustion of a good many of these war
riors. Hard by me, as the s.'ldiers
filed past, stood a brewer's ca t,drawn
by those huge horses so well known
to London visitors, and drireu, by a
burly six-foot-four drayma, thame -
guardsmen. in breadth. This gigantic
critic watched, puzzled, for a while.
Then, leaning over to his mate, he
"Why, they're only boys."
The drayman would have been still
more awestruck had he scen the
towering warriors of- the Khalifa,
whoma these boys so lately laid low.
London Correspondence, in New Yo -.

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