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TRM WNEKLY EDITIOY _WINNSBORQ%,0C. MARCH 18, 1899.ESALHD184
A SAILOR ONCE AGAIN,
For rather more than thirty years
.Otar Uucle's been ashare,
And Stars and Strip-S have absent been
Wh-re often seen b1efore.
But soon our ships. just as of old,
W;: every sea explore.
Our Uuefe Sam's
A sailor once again!
The Yellow Sea, the.Red, the Black,
The China and thA:White.
Shall often see-the VJag that flew
O'er Santiago's flght;
And all the nations of the e4rth
Shall learn-and learn aright
That Uncle sa's
A sailor once agaiu!
And though be's been so long ashore
He's q1i te at home at sea ;
And unite as quick to trade as fight
He'll surely proveto be.
"Let eargo follow. cruisors close
All around the worll." say we,
"Now Uncl Sam's
A sailor onee agaih !"
-T. C. K.. in New York Sun.
BY HELEN FORREST GRAVES. *
Miss Barbara Peckham had just sat
down to her evening cup of tea.
The Peckham Seminary !fdr Young
Ladies had been unusua!ly trying to
the teuper and sirits of its p'roprie
tress that day,and Vis Barbara stood
in serious need of lier cup of tea.
She was tall and *'ue and usually
wore rich,lnst e ess back si,k dresses, i
and heavy go'd eyeglasses: her private
sanctum was comfortably, not to Fay
luxuriously furnished, with curtains
of claret-colored cloth,101 lep red car
pet, and an aviary in the bay window,
whose featuered iahabitants were
mostly red-for Miss Peckham be
lieves in correspond2uee of colors.
"Now," said Miss Peckham to her-i
self, "for half an hour's peace !
Vain hope I for -carcely ha 1 the ac
complished preceptress poured out
her first cup of tea, and butte:-e.her I
first muffin, than a stormy knock came
to the do.r, and a tall, blooming girl
burst into the room.
"Magdalen Moore !"cried Miss Peck-J
ham, in snrprise. ... . - . -
"I won't stand it any lon',er !" said I
Ma-dalda Moore, her cheeks growing
e-l!t, her eyes a6ame wilh dusky
fircs. "i'll go ho.ue tomortow !"
"Miss Moore, I aM &arprised I".
tnunciated Miss Peckham, wiling the
tips of her fingers on her dunble damu
ask napkin, and taking off her eye.
" Charlott Coirenay I" cried
-Xagdalen, throwing >aokJ1her. masses
purple-back 1ba, Vi4h a qui
I - - said
ossessdegirl of -eigl
ii Mis-s: eckm's graOiVatin
S lass, and one of the "show scho,.a-s'
of the establishient.. "And when
Magdalea Moore tries on thos -high
-'and lofty airs .i hers .. -heMid -lie72
#If mistaken in the N''t
T~~'oung ladies, I am astonished at
yu,"said Miss Peckhani, taking ref- I
e m tha feeble couventionalities
whieh are of so little avail in..actu~al
w'ordy warfare. , ''
'Rnd,'' went on Cha4tie Courteady,
breathlessly, "her fatiier was a con
Mt-a convict in Siig Sing yiou!
uncle saw the man there in a gray
''hon suit, making barrel hoops. And
ny uncle says it's a pretty thing for
is the daughters of gentlemen, to be
crowded in here with--the--child of a
convict l No, not even if ..Miss Jessa ,
who is wor th a mniil:on of dollars, l.tas
choseg to adopt her out of the work
'It was not a workh'euse," defiantly
gasped Magrialen, on wvhose cheeks
-' the crimson and white had alternately
fluttered. "It was an asylam !"
-"WVhere's the diff renee?" sarcasti
.. ally de aande 1 Miss Courttenav'.
- e 'ou are a beggar's brat all the
*. ,same loke"
h Magdalen lokdat Misxs Peckham
-for protection, but Miss Peckhama was
as limp as a rag. The -seret was,out
which Miss . essup hadl so veteetly
en oined her to conceal. The sha-p
' young eyes of her five ' a.zd twenty
young ladies had priea out . ber
mystery at last. Magdalen flashed
around upon Charlo.tte.
"ion are most noble su-1i generous,"
said she, bitterly, "to ;aaut me.wi h
what is no faalt of mise-to humble
-me be:ore all those girls. But, as
e. tra:v as I live, Charlotte Cotu'tenay,
I will be reveuged upou you for this
r.ight's work !"
And she went out of the room, cold
-and paie as a statue, except where
"' two scarlet spots glowed .upon either
Magdalen Moore left the "Peckham
Seminary" the next :norning before
the big bell rant for prayers, anud
Charlotte Conrtenay ba)' t:iamphed.
"Newcomers, elh?"said Miss Antonia'
-Jessup, looking at the Visiors' Rleg
istry through a pair of double
gl~asses; for .Iiss Jessup was going
'a sixtv, and her sight was not what
it had b>een. "And Americans, too,
regi'stered at the Botel Pol'.nia.
"L.et me see," said her adopted
daughter, lookiug ovec her shoulder.
- "Oh, yes, General Couiteuay and
daighter, fromi New York; Mr. and
Mrs. iPaizeli,Sydney Egerton, Colonel
Ward. Well, I hope they'll-be agree
For i& in" was very dull that season,
Sa"i Mirada en Jessup, as she was uni
--s Jove !" eiaelated General
Cort':enay-a tall, gray whiskered
ome,wi:h a deep bass voice, and a
cozplexion painfa;ily sgzestive of old
creatnre as that adoptec danghter of
Miss Tony Jessup's in my life !"
"She is verybeautiful,"unwillingly
owned Charl,tte, who had matured
into a fresh-faced, rather common
"Qui:e the queen of society here,"
said Mrs. Dale:l. "Miss Jessup has
pro uised me cards to their Tu-sday
evening receptions, and Miss Mag
dalen says she will secure us tickets
to the Princess De-la Foria's ball."
"We were at s.hool togetber, at the
Peckham Seminary," said Char otte,
a litle-gniltily. "I use.1 to quarrel
dreadfully with her; but she s3ems to
have forgotten all that, and to be dis
posed to be as gracious as possible."
Charlotte Courtenay had never seen
a lovely, sleek le.pardess crouching
for its spring, with al! its claws
sheathed in velvet, or she would have
co:nprehended what thii "gracious
ness'' of M's3 Jessup's adopted
daughter mea it.
"You are engaged to him, then?"
said Magda!en. "How delightful 1"
"We a e to be married in the
spring," said Charlotte, simpering
and blushing. "Don't you think him
"h, veiy !" said Alagdalen, with
a smile which, to an acute physioguo
Ini4, would have expressed consider
ably niore than sweet acquiescence.
"It's so foi turate we ba% e met Yon
hear !" prattled on Charlotte. "Syd
ney is quite charmed with you and
dear )i-s Jessup."
"I houe we shall be able to make
your stay a little pleasanter," said
,Aud hadotte was delighted at the
fortuitui, chain of ci: cumstances
which had thi ownl the t o parties of
tourists t< ge!her in I ome under the
majestic shadow of St. Peter's.
. ut one exenin,g, at the Princess
Del'a Fo ia's, she (ame unexiee'edly
on Mr. Sydney i gerton, on his knees
to Yagdaleu Je sup, in a secluded
coi.ner, mhe'e the loonlight sifted
dowa through gold freigh ed orange
boughs and pin. ihicketsof olandei s.
-he reco led in angry dismay-al
'!Sydnev !" she exclaimed.
Iagdale.'s dark eyes glitterrd
trinmphaut defiance at her; a mocking
swile scintillated around Magdaleu's
full, scarlet lil s.
"on have interrupted our little
Lte-a-tete," she lightly said: "Mr.
Fgerton has just laid his heart at my
feet. He says he was mistaken in be
ie%ing he could love you."
."Sydiiey," -%ai'ed - out poor
Charlotte, "is this true?"
1t is true." answvered -
'6 1-we b'tie that. bound me to
you. Here and now I ask for my re
.Charlotte - courte-iay grew deadly
ale. . lhe graspeA at a carved marble
lo fdr spport.
ie at.seeAe a ' said Magdalen,
u ing,uly. ".out if Miss Courtepay
lud loi soi'Xnopbotunely interrupted
as,I would;have given-you my s.nswer
,"Maglale-r! Magdalenu! Oh, for
~iae s(t l e"p.eged Egerton, in
"'.oN' ' Eqcilessly -repeated the
iri. M'I never loved you; I merely
hred you on fer my own amusement !
Do yo~u thiak I could ,ever marry on.
Th're withering contempt in her voice
cut like a knife, as she turned and
swelt scornf.nily away. But at the
enrance of thle 'court she paused at
Ll,arlotte (on'rtenay's side.
"Take nif -vinaigrette," said she,
stopia; over, "ina', Ie~:er weep.
What is a mair's love worth?. Do yon
renember that night at the Seminary?
1)o you remember how cruel yo.i
wee'? Ah ! you never th, ught the
time might coma whe-n L tojo, could
be e- u 1. DJo you remleLbher how I
vowed , en grance? We , ,his night's
wo k wipes away that vow -I am ro
t.harlotte beard no more. The
cleander boughs swvam before her v*i
sio-the white ba.rs of the moonlight
were all blotted out. And when she
recovere(l. a little group of tue Prin
cs< Della ForiaM seriving-womuen
wee rubbing her hands with camnphor,
ad fanning her.
Sydney Egerton left Rome the next
mooning, and never saw (hailotte
Courtenay's face again. And old Miss
Jesup took her adopted (laughter
away to the battis of Baden, as royally
beautiful as ever, for N:agdale)n was
well content with her season in
"Tfhings generally coatrive to
balance thems,inse in this world,"
said the beautiful -brunette, "if only
oe is content to wait lo,g enough."
And Chatrlotte Cou rte'iay ha1 paid
dea- for the arrogance and insole-nce
of that one hour 6f her girihood.
Spider ,.Web Factory.
Some ten~ yeais ago a French mis
s 'ary started the s-,stemattia rearing
ofiv kinds of spiders for their weh,
an tha coard of Trade Jounanl states
that a sl%ei'r web fistory is now in) suc
cessfu peration alf Cliais-Mendon,
nar Paris, 'uXre ropes are made of
sider web intade.i for balloans for
the French mil ita3 aeronantic section.
The spide:s a t- arruaged in groups of
twelve above a ree!, 'son which the
threads are wound. It isky no means
are not re!csd ntilte have they
nished iror :M to 40 yards of thread
each. The web is washed and thna
freed of the on:er reddish and stickv
cover. ight oi'~ 'ashied threci~s
a,e then taken together, and of this
rat ier stroug yariu cords are woven,
whc are straert and muck lighter
than corde of sia of the same thich
Gainey pigs Is awful cute,
With their little trimbley snoot
Sniffin' at the passly that
We Iring 'em to nioble at.
Looks like they're so clean an' white,
An' so dainty an' polite,
They could eat like you an' me
Wben they's company!
Tiltin' down the clover tops
TiN they s ill, an' over drops
The sweet mortin' dew-don't you
Think they ni.ht have napkins, too?
Era aiiney pig was bi.
As a short.-a,.*-ertain pi:,
N6n he. wouldn't ac' so Une
When he comes to dine.
Nen he'd chomp his jaws an' eat
Things out in the dirty stleet.
Dirt an' alL! An' nen lay down
In mmd holes an' wailer roan'!
So the guin-y pi:' is best
'Cause tlhey're nice an' tidiest
They eat 'most like you an' me
When they's company'
-James Whitcomb Riley.
Not Afraid of Man.
One of the most pleaFant feafures
of the drive through the Yellowstone
National park is the apparent intimjaeV
between man and the animal and bird
life in the park. Thanks to the wise
and string .nt r. gulations, no shouting
is allowed wi hiu its bonndaries.
"The result," says an Eig'ish
tourist, "is positively charming.
Hundreds of little chipmunks wita
their gamly striped bachs, sc.twpered
impudently about or peered at the
pa-sing coach from the roadside, Tue
squirrel did not bolt for the iiearcst
tree, bat nodded a welcome. All bird
life treated us likewise. Even the
lordy eagle hovered ' near, and ihe
wild turkey stalked une,n ernedly
through the rank grass. We perceved
a d.e and fawn grazing by tha road.
Not until we were within a few feet
did they seek the shelter of the woods
-yet n,t to fly. They simply mo,ed
asid'. Here at least manki-d wai re
garded as a friend -one who conld be
trusle 1. The only animal who ran
away was a, brown bear. He turned
tail at the 'sight of a coaching party,
yet it was quite a common thing for
bears to approach close to the hotels
at evening to feed on the refnsa thrown
ont. It was a a fter-dinner relaxation
for the guests to watch thtm fetding.
They munched and disputed the
eloicest morsels, for the. most part
indifferent to the company. Only
-%hen we beca.me inquisitive and ap
proached too ne e i they retire; -and~ r
-these animll -erfectly free iad I
linfettered p iri moiements. It C
may reat ir'y fi-'e, but it is
i r "--Troy Times.
The World Upside Down. *
Mr..E. . House useT to live in
Japan, and in a chapter of his "Biight e
Sides of History," in St. Nicholas, he a
mentions some of the peculiar cas- i
toms of that.island at the antipodes.
"Were you upside down, uncle, a
Avhen you lived there?" demaudd .
Diok. "I was like everybody else in i
that region, Dick. When I stoca up I
my feet were toward the earth's cenr o
and you might call my por ition upside i
down, if you compared it with -the a
way in which we are -standing here.
But tbat was only my bodily attitude. 1
I did not follow all the Eastern ideas t
that were contrar y to my experience. s
If I went riding I did not'b..autify my i
steed by putting on his tail and ears a
bags of bright-colored brocade, such i
as are hanging in yonder corner; nor i
did I mont from the right side of the*
ho'rse, which was formet ly consider ed
the prop:!r way in Japan. The ordi- j
nary lantern and unmbr.llas of thati
country are made of paper, like those t
jou see in this roo ni; but I p)referredc
glaiss,for the one and silk for the other 't
-ith&ugh I can't tell exactly'why. 1
.When I rowed my boat on the river,
'I pulled t- e oars, instead of pushing
them, with a pecu iar twist, as the
Ja"snese do. if I happened to sneeze
*I did not feel bound to tap myself on
she shoulder immiedia ely after, whleh
is the invariable rule among them. In
ce ebrating.tlie Fourth of July I set
oil'my rockets and Roman candles at
night, though in that country day
liglt is considered more saitable for
fireworks-as it also is for theatrical i~
per-tormiances. In building me a
house the workmen began with the
foundation, not with the roof."
As we emerged into the first clearingi
a fox was not more than fi' e or six
feet before us, feeding in the grass,
says Bradford Torrey in the Atlantic.
He:- eyes were on her work, the wind
was in our favor, andl notwithstanding~
two of un were almost wholly exposed,
we stood there on the edge of the
forest for the better part of half an
hour, glasses up, passing comments
upon her behavior. Evide::ty shte
was lunching upon insects-grass.
hoppers or c: iekets, I suppose-and
so taken up was she with this
agreeable employment that she walked 1
directly toward us and passed within1
ten yards of our poMition, stopping
every few steps for a fresh capture.
The sunlight, whic-h r hone squarely1
in her face, seemed to atleet her fun
pleasautly; at all events she blinked a1
good deal. Her manner of stepping
about, her mno;ions in catching heri
piey -driving her nose deep into the1
g:ass and pulshing~ it home-and in:
shiort her wholie behavior were more
c-atlike than doglike,or so we thought.
Pl!ai:nly she had no ideat of abbreviat
ing her repast, nor did she betray
the slightest gr'ain of suspiciousness
or war]nes, nev.er once casti'g au
ivy. abont in scareli of possible
-!amilvs. At of (-: --. -sh-e applroiached
the sa:-' ohdi, wo. sh )' ruCtoaed and
La* ; u e o 's hafeld. We
wi:: hve . lyedthespy upon her
saime thUig over aga, and bhsed by, Ly
wden she paued fo a litte. Qute
sight behinda tuft of bushes, we fol.
lowed, carelOss of 'thesesult, and, as
it seemed, iot intoiSer. wind. She
s arted on thiistant, ran gracefally
up a little ingine, 'still in the grass
land, turned for the fArst time to look
at us, and disappeared in the forest.
A pretty creatUre she snre.y was, and
from all we saw of hr she might have
been accounted ;fAey.useful farm
hand; but perhap, as farmers some
times say of unprDfitaule cattl.e, she
would soon have "eaea her head*off"
u the poultry - yar. She Ias not
fo.rless - like a woodchuck that once
walked up to me and. smelled of my
boot, as I stood @ ' athe road near
the Crawford ho bun.. simply oil
her guard; and ding her in such
a mood was siN iiC'Of good luck.
Some day, pels, kll ch a
"You may not believe me. sir, butV
those wolf degs will live for two weeks
on an Indian mcccasin.f
There wai a stringf6trange, howl
in;r, wolf-like dogs oal"in' the narrow
str.et in front of us ap ihe dog dealet
spoke. He had handeid these-4ogs
ever since the Klondke excitement
broke ont, sendilig em from the
little Canadian town to the Pacific
coast, wheLce they were shipped up
The dogs, or 'hnA.ies," had just
ome down .i om Hudson's bay. It
was teir first glimpse of civiization
ud they" didn't like it. Neither did
tiey like the weather for though it
was late in the autnin and to one
romx a warmer cliaie t-old enough fo:
rinter clothing, to thes6 dogs it was
isufferablv hut and they were pant
If we are to take Ith word of those
who br,ed those do athe far north
hey are descende i wolves, at
Wit on o'te side he fatnify line.
[heir wLnderfnl . 'df eudurance,
heir ability to live' g n short ra
ious, their absoln:e umity from
ar-be ow-zero cold em very
aInable for the region.
he. e were about Q pAiin the lot
:o be shi1 ped, and ey.yregOged in
alue $140 each,
I think I never befor su1
est:ess 'creatures a eduskies,
he word huskie is E b or
aption of Eskimo. -were
riven tandem dow- they
rere staked out o to
wait-the tri V1L
nx him in
vration trio char
iter. The . enough
> ake a ii ngit-hut
-aiting for gra ill *, to
nything human t 1Q O
ei ious in.ury. Bu I ezb
rute that faces t ' cks
They will ki h
avage fe. ocit: atr 5
a if frenzie' the
il! sheep, ca ve . TPJJ
Ven destroy horses au ca tie, so
vage and bloodthirsty -'s their.dis
osition and so promint nt in their
eins the cruel strain of th wolf. An
la Hudson's bay region ignide who
ad had much to do with hu~skies told
e of an anthenticated instaince where
pack of three dogs set upon and
illed several cows before the owner,
hoe had brought them down to the
inge of civilization, could get them
The typical huskie is red and gray
ixed, though now and then there
,ill be one almost b ack. Some
uskies are as red as a fox, and all of
iem have the sharp, pointed ears
a wild animal. Their ears are
rianglar, the'upper po nts, when the
og is aroused, standing out sha.ply.
he tails are very lonr, sweeping the
oud in some. cases, and closely
esemble the tail of a fox.
When the huiskie is in repose it
Loes't look very fierce, but when
mping in midair, howling with all
e bowl of a wild pair. of lungs and
howing its yellow fangs, the creature
~ives you a iivid picture of wolfish
eroity. The dogs are v-ery strong,
ud a tandem of thr.e will haul a re
arkably heavy load. It would be
possible to keep them very long in
place even as cool as the oue whe-e
saw them on their way to the g la
egions. Eve~n in a climate where the
ernry but onc.r in the sammer rose
o 85 d'egrees they will not live very
og. They have been bred and rea ed
u a regxon of almost eternal ice and
;now, and they wilt in a temi e ate
:limate. When they are being driven
ver long journeys they will lie down
the ice or bart ow into the snow to
eep. They will not acc.pt the sheller
)f a tent, refusing even in the coldest
reather to sleep inside it.
The hu-kies live on very short ia
ions, fish being a favorite article of
iet. On the north shore of Lake
superior the fisherme-i sometimes use
ese dogs to haul them in and ont on
heir fishing expeditions on th,e ice,
~eepig the dogs in a cotl, d. rk rcoomt
lring the entire sumuse;'r nd tXeding
hem the gills of the fish canlgit i~ the
ake for siiment .couth. in s;its o1
he greatest preeautions, however, it
s dihinlt to keep the:u in snower,
houghi after a generation or so they
~ecoe used to th: warmer climna:e.
3ut the geuuine wolflsh hus kze just
rm the head of Jamnc hay. or nrh
yard. thrives on colid and wvite in
varth. - Chicago Reacord.
One-legr~ed irra Schevie of Cantn,
)hio, luie just uude:mmi a se ond
uutationi of his shor-ne- .e, in
~hIago, in order that um cork leg. he
ttches to it may better tit hi. so
hat he can earn a highi salary rep
CAT. WITFIELWIS WAU
ROMANCE OF A JAP LAD WHO BE
CAME IMPORTANT IN THE ORIENT.
The WhtalinZ Skipper Vescued the Boy
Castaway Fro. I.mpending Death on a
3'ock in the 1acific...rought Him
1one and Educaled 111m,
Marcellus P. Whitfield, of Fair.
haven, Mass., received a handsomely
engraved invitatiou to be present at
th3 recent reception given on board
the new Japanese cruiser Kasagi built
by the Cramps at Philadelphia. The
invitation was from the oflicers of the
etuiser, and includeil Mr. Whitfield's
whole family. Not knowing any one
upon the Easagi, the invitation was a
mystery until the next day, when an
explanation came in the form of a let
ter from Keizaburo Nakahama, Chief
Paymaster of the ship. The writer
stated that he was the third son of
11faujiro Nakabama, of Tokio, Japan,
who had been iken care of and eda
cated by Mr. Whitiield's father, master
of the ship John Howland, in 1811.
"Under this circumstance," he says,
". have been commissioned to find
your address by my father, as I have
been s.ent in oflicial service, and to re
port all about the Captain's family."
.It seems that Captain William ff.
Whitfield, master of ship John How
land, of Fairhaven, while cruising in
the Japan Sea in 1810 or 1811 sight ad
a bare rock in the midst of the sea and
found sive nearly starvel Japanese
sailors clinging to it for dear life.
They had been-there something like
seventy days, and all the food they
had been able to get was such birds as
they could knock down with clubs and
stones. The Captain rescued them
and carried them to Honoulan. The
youngest of them, a boy about fifteen
years old, begged to be allowed to re
main aboard the ship, and the Captain
fnally consented. He was a bright
boy, learned, the language rapidly an I
soon became quite a favorite on board.
By the time the ship reached Fair
haven Captain Whitfield was consid
erably attalf d to the boy, and deter
mined to gi. ea such an education
asthe town. 'ded. And in that
decision daitAi. i.hitfield conferred a
far greater benefiction on, Japan and
the whole -of civilization.r fhan he
The boy -was Nakahamla Manjiro,
though he had received~the American
nickname ;"John MAun," *i,,"John
ungero.' He was P into the
tow'a L -ools, where he s an apt
iWa periodof about six
before he left the town h'e h u .
a nat- alized American citizin. There
was always some prejudice against
him, for he was looked upon as a col
ored lad, and the color line was sharp
ly drawn in those days. When he
sought to attend church with Captain
Whitfield, for instance, he was ref used
permission till he went to the Unitar
ian, and there he was taken in with.
something liko equality, though not
till a committee had been appointed
to look into the question of his color
In 1846 or 1817 he made a voyage
whaling in the oark Franklin, and be
came somewhat of a navigator. Then
camne the gold fe-er in Califo:nia,
and the young Ji.rjAmerican sailed
for San Francisco. But he remained
in the mines only a few months. Be
ing so far on his way to the land of
his birth led him to long for one more
look at the old life, and once more to
visit his parents. But the law of
yapan at that time placed a death
penalty on any native who had left his
country and returned after vis'ting
foreigna lands. Still he determined
to brave the consequences and boldly
set sail, stopping at Honolulu, where
he was joined by four of his country
men, two of them of the same par&y
with him when rescucd by Captaia
Nakahama's accomplishments causert
him to be made a Samnari, or wvearer
or two swords. He translated Bow
ditch's "Navigator," logaritthin's and
all, into his iative language, and was
of immediate service to his country :as
an interpreter in treaty making. He
developed the navy, and was the first
native Japanese to navigate a ship ont
of sight of land in accordance with
the laws of navigation. He was stead
ily advanced by royal order, and dur
ing the Franco-Prussian war was one
of the seven commissioners sent by
the Mikado to observe war move
ments in Europe. He at this time
bore the rank of Post Captain in the
navy, an ollice high in the Admirality.
At the close of these hostilities, in
1870, Nakahama took the opportuoity
to visit America, and he lost no time
in calling on his old friends in New
Bedford and Fairhaven. H-e was
warmly received, and one can imnagiuo3
the feeling: of Captain Whittield as
he grasped the hand of the Jahpauese
statesmau whom he had saved, a r
sailor boy, from a surei~ deaith in the
ing has been heardv fr: u
himslf,:n imia m.e J.
A Paris reotr ud -e
in~ one t horo-h vne twnt
isef nt mobiles fot-to.doc
MRS. LAMSON'S FIRMNESS.
]His IntervIpw with the CooleHad a Result
His Wife Anticipated.
To see ourselves as others see us
would undoubtedly be instructive, but
much might be gained, also, if we
could now and then hear ourselves as
others hear us.
"My dear," said Mr. Lamson, in a
somewhat irritated tone, "I wish yol
would speak to Nartha about the way
she slams the doors. It is exceedingly
anacying to fEel as if a hurricane had
ushered guests into my study; and her
passage from the diuiug-room to the
kitchen is uunecessarily noisy."
"I've spoken to her a great many
times about it," sail Mrs. Lamson,
"But not with sufficient firmness,
my dear," said her husband. "Now I
will speak to Martha on the subject
myself, Just as I did about the papers
on my study-table. I have had no
trouble since that time."
Mrs. Lamson smiled, but said noth
ing. Later in the morning, as she sat
in her room sewing, she hlard her
husband's voice addressing Martha in
the hall below.
":1artha," he said, deprecatingly,
"did-did it ever occur to you how
easily doors slam if one isn't very
careful, and what a disagreeable noise
"Sure, and I should say it did,
sorr,' loudly assented Martha. "And
the way tiey slip out of a body's
hands is awful; that's what it is, s4rr!
Portieres is the things to have, Mr.
Lamson, and sa% e all throuble; and a
patent slow spriag on the outside
door, sorr. I'm only a cuke, but I
has my nerves, and it jars 'em awful
when you and .Mirs. Lamson are pass
ing in. and out. thongh I've niver
I spoke a wurrd about it before, sorr,
for I know my place."
"Well, well, Martha, I'll see what
can be done," said Mr. Lamson,
mildly, "i'Tl see what can be done."
"Tiank, you, sorr," said Martha.
"D' you mind how much betther off
you are since you kept your papers in
that drawer, sorr, sa.ne as I made bold
to ax you to, 'stead of that clutter
always on yoar table, sorr?"
"fes, yes; it had slipped my mind
that it was your idea, Martha," said
I r. lIamson, and the consultation
"My dear," said the minister, later
in the day, "I have been thinking
how pleasant it wonld be to have soft
hangings at some of tIe
as for the front ddor
id ly obviated n
Again Mrs. Lamson imiled, but the
reason for her smile she did not state.
A Sinxulai Phenomenon.
For some time past people who have
had occasion to make the closest ob
servations of the flow of the San An
tonio river have found that during
high winds the flow in the river has
decreased, and in an even, warm teim
perature the flow has been steady.
It has been adyanced by some that
possibly through caves or other chan
nels atmospheric influences are
brought to play on the supply of water
which comes to the surface and forms
the stream in the bed of the river.
There has just come to light an in
teresting eff ct of the atmospheric
con ditions on the flow of an artesian
w,11I. Near the head of the river is a
w,11 on the property in charge of Mr.
Louis Layer, formse1ry ditch commnis
sioner of San Antonio. This well was
shot by Pat O'Hara, the city electri
car, and was made to yield a head of
2 1-2 feet of water. Mr. Layer ani
Mr. O'Hara, who have been watching
the flow of this well, have made this
interest,ing discovery: TIhat when a
stronz,cold, north wind is blowiig the
flow of water materially diminishes,
but on warm, windless uays it flows in
reglar steady amount.
"I1 have made a study of wells," said
Mr. O'Hara, "but I have never seen
anything like this before. The well
hai its e ource in the basin which fur.
uishes all the San Antonio wells with
water, but, having a slightly highe" al
titude,it has not as large a head oif
water as the wells in the lower i oction
of the city. The queer part, however,
is the effect of the climatic conditions
on the flow of wate-. There is in that
a nut fo scientists to crack. I woild
like to hear some scientific explanation
of this phenomenon.- San Antonio
H,.s Her Mroney Laundered.
"The demand for new bills for shop
ping is 03 the increase among women,"
said a local bank teller, "and is getting
to be a uisance. A great many wom
en won't handle any currency that is
not absolutely fresh aid crisp, and in
Ithe north all the banks thait make a
specialty of catering to womien's cus
tom, keep a supply coi:stantly on hand
Ifor that particular purpose. Some
'times the hills are hard to get,especial
ly those of certain denominatins. and
g)ld is unpopular on aceount of the
dager of confusing the S2.50 coin
with a bright penny.
"It is not gene:ally known,but hills
Ican be washed and ironed as easily as
a pocket bandkerchief. A wealthy
woman of my acquaintance has all her
moer laund2red before she uses it.
She t~urns the notes over to her maid,
who washes them thoroughly in hot
water with ordinary soap suds and
spreads them out on a table to d:y
Then she dampens them slightly and
presses them with a medium hot
smoothing iron. If the bill is not
frayed this process will make it as
bright and crisp as when~ it first left
the treasury. It is astoni"hing how
dirty money gets. -If one cool<t see the
water in wbien a dozen commtonly cir
culated bills were washed it would
give them a rermauent aversion to the
trade of teller.-New Orleaus Times
PEARLS OF THOUHT.
Irepose is the mother of activit.
Education costs less than ignoranc.
A burden which one chooses is not
Greatness has no time to admire
To owe graditude is as painful to a
coarse nature as to receive it is to a
True nobility is shown by gentle
consideration and courtesy to all, and
brings its own reward in the extra
fineness of perception its practie be
Every one can do something excel'
leutly well, and to find out what it is,
and to apply the energies to it, is to
attain the veiy highest possibilities.
This should be well impressed on the
A smooth pane transfers white light6
but broken pieces of glass refract to
us all the colors of the rainbow. So a
faulty life may teach us in the broken.
fragments of character what a perfect
life could not.
He is not rich that hath mueb, but
he that hath enough; nor he indigent
that bath little, bat he that craves
more. For we are not rich or poor,
happy orunhappy, honorable or mean,
so incha according to the proportion
of that which we possess as of that
which we desire.
KILLED BY THIER FRIENDS,
Spanish shells Aimed at the Menli
Fell on Morro Castle.
Lieutenant Hobson tells in The Cen
tui:v why it was that the Spanish odi
cars at Morro Ca tie believed the col
lier Merrimac to be an armored man
It was not long before the governor
of the Morro came, making'me a most
.cordial visit. He was followed by the
colonel commanding the artillery.
This officer, after kind salatations
referred to the heavy fire wehad with
stood so long and to the gallantry of
I our fire in return. When I informed
him that we bad no'guns on board be
was utterly incredulous and seemed to
conclude tifat I was deceiving hi.,< --
for he replied: "BatI know you W141
have fired, for-I was strue
the foot, though I wa .
up above." I rep
or an-armo -
way throug a at
our fire puzze<fme aThe
Charette.came in he toMa m
wounded men were being operated om
in the room just above the men's
and that the blood was rnntug
down the wall,-and had run down the
clues of his hammock, so that he had
to change its position. When I had
a chance to speak to him and to the
others afterward, they said that both a
Spanish sergeant and a Spanish pri
vate had told them that the'blood
came from the men we had wounded
-that we had killed fdurtien:Ai
In a visit to" the Morro after the
surrender I was very much puzzled to
find fresh gashes and imprints of vari
ous sizes in the rear walls as though
it had been attacked from the inshore
side, while we had attacked only from
the sea. Every indication seemed to
point to the conclusion that the Spani
ards firing at the Merrimtac had struck
their own men ar:ross the channeL
This ~was the more to be expected
from the horizontal fire. Morro.
though elevated, was in the line of
ire from the Reina Mercedes, whose
projectiles, exploding on the &lerri
mae, doubtless showered the banks
and the rear of Morro beyond. N~o
wonder, then, that they took us for
an armored man-of-war.
I Stole a Sentinel.
ICaptain Henry Verplanck used to
sail the sloop Van Rensselaer from
Albany to New York and back, as
ofteu as wind and tide would allow.
On one occasion a number of captains
-ere boasting of their exploits, when
Ca,tain Verplanck made a wager that
Ihe~would steal the sentinel at West
Point. When off West Point he or
dered his gig to be lowered and a bar
rel of flour placed in her. He sculled
for the shore, and was promnptly chal
lenged by the sentinel. The captain
told h-m he had a barrel of flour for
one of the officers of the garrison,and,
wanted to land.it. The soldier con
Isented, and the captain proceeded to
make frunitless attempts to get it out
of the boat, and at last succeeded in
inancing the sentinel to help him.
The soldier laid down his musket and
mumed into the boat
Tie capjtain, who was a powerful
man, at once shoved off his boat and
owed for the sloop. He had succeed
e in capturing his sentinel, and the
fllow was taken aboard the sloop.
Feaing to return to West Point b.e,
became one of the crew.-New Y0re
The Same John Bull.
Over En gland during the past few
weeks a great wave of patriotism has
spread. We have awakened to our
national responsibilities, and every
cheer that has gone up for Lord
itchcner has- been an expression o'f
this fact. The beneficial effect of this
sirdar "boom", has been very great
It has strengthened the hands of the
government in their political dealings
.-late. It has given the nation the
tonic it required. Above all, it has
shown to the world that the stolid
lhopeeping John BuIl of today is
ist the same yohn Bull^ who bred
Nelscn and Wel ington, who splashed
the map of the world with red, and is
ust as ready now as he was in days
goe by to maintain his plain rights
-even at the cost of wit-~ eae