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i wtal mr dear ,n "now da' I wiDt nij U1.I s'beo spring is here, when, warm and gay, I - .,mm..r comes ncain. i ue c"'" dear when I am clad 1 want m.r And buoyant life is strong; want my u' - And sorrow iw I want my dear at any uri-un. . j i .1. When fudins stars sum awake, When dews are com uuu uiiui. I want my 1'r to gnmc my unuu. ! I I. .... .1 To love me ana 10 cnrrr; Tiwia.v tiie nour is lupins, 1 an my uenr. -Lippii'1""1' s- OIIOTHY BENSON laid down her with a sigh of satisfaction. There, that Is too good for space- fillitis nml ougiii to go imo my new book, tut ho, hum! such bits make me valuable to the Town and Home, and It may mean a few dollars on my salary when the new man buys Into the firm; I wonder who he Is with all his dollars nd a literary bee In his bonnet If he will please not discharge me until jive mamma a Bummer In the country, I will be thankful. An, mamma ami i do not fear poverty, for papa s losses were ull honorable ones and his name was kept clean; I think the poor dear eouUI uot have died In peace If be had owed a penny. W 1th that to keep us happy niunisy will not miss her high teas and I" here a little lump came in her throat 'i shall not miss being out of the 'hoL' " They want the copy for the second form." said a voice nt her elbow, and the musings of the pretty young assist ant editor were cut short while she made numerous scrawls on the top of various manuscripts such as "ten' Bolnt leaded," or "close up" and "cuts to follow," and the begrimed boy dls- appeared behind the great doors that shut the whirring nmchiues from the commodious offices. Sliss Bcuhou leaned back and closed her eyes for a moment, and as she did so the face of Jack Macoinber rose In her vision, and she let herself dwell on the past She often dreamed of this face sometimes It seemed happy and care less of her sufferings, but to-day she saw it grave and sad, as It was that last day when cruel words had sep- arated them. T would own how sorry I am If I were not so poor and be bo rich, but to speak uow Is to allow him to think pov erty" hut this was us far as she could think, for the tears were coming fast "I'll so home now and see little mother and she will cheer me up; my article on 'Criminal Children' is so good I can sleep happy." She went out into the spring after noon and walked down the avenue. 'The l."ith of April and only two years ago Jack and I went to M on a little horseback party and he bought me a sreat hunch of violets and fastened them on the bridle!" She bought a tiny bunch now and placed them In her coat -Just tor "auld lang syne." As sue climbed the stairs to her tiny apartments she felt that It was not well, and she was not surprised to find her mother quite 111, and all thoughts of self and her own heartache were ban ished. It was a week before she was able to return to the office, the proof pages were sent each morning and she work- on tuem hurriedly, and that wos why she woke one morning with a sud den start and the Instant wideawake worlction that there was an error In a statement in her last article. She felt cold sweat break out upon her fore head as she thought of It, but she de termined to go to the office at once and correct It. When she came to her desk Bhe found t covered with mall, which she put side and went nt once to the mana ger's room. She could hear the presses "inning at full speed and she knew at fery pound that dreadful error was being run off. She found a fresh sheet on her way nd opened It, but to her astonishment He error had been corrected. She won dered who bad discovered It for the forms were electrotyped, and to change word meant to chisel off the old and "'uer on the new quite a delicate tank. 8he did not change her mind, how ler, but determined to "own up" and poiogiz.; for the error. "I hope the wew;,er has not heard of It, whoever may I nue thought it i 4i. y yes. a slight error." said the nager. but don't take It to heart Mf. Macomber saw It before the pages re electrotvoed. You ma v think him h, Mr. Macomber, Jack, one moment, want tmi t ii iU wcci VUI UBBIBIUUI eilllULi Mis Benson." Jack's tall, athletic fig rose from behind n roll-ton desk d pair of loving eyes met a pair frightened oues. Jack a popular Jo man. downtown In business aud this very magazine and her new em P'ojer! "Ah, I see you have met be and the manager weut back to - wner. e pair Innk pH nt onoh nthor o til 111 wlK, confused, but very hnpoy. In foment nil lit) fnlrio nnxa Hrtvliu m sorry your first duties were to "wet my mistakes," she said, and her w was low and as courteous as It "uiu have been to an employer. There f twinkle In her eyes now. 'i was a happy employment, and I " conect others-one. In fact that SCENE OF HIDEOUS ATROCITIES Recently a British expedition in West Africa, known as the Aro ncia tutx-v, broke up a fetish sacrificial resort that in its horrors has been unsurpassed by any of the hideous superstitions, accompanied by cruel butcheries, that afflict the benighted continent. The place (shown In the cut) is called the Long Ju-Jn, and is located at Aro-Chuku. It was used by the Aro chiefs to play on the superstitions of the Ibo and other races, who were lured to the grove and Ju-ju spring to consult the uiyRtcrloiis being (or god) who was alleged to live there. The result, of course, was that the supplicants were either sold Into slavery at Bet.de and at the Misi Aro slave markets, or, If old and unfit for slavery, or even too powerful chiefs, they were sacrificed. All sorts of stories are told of this mystery. Hundreds of people visited the place yearly and never returned. Some who never absolutely saw the grotto, bring blindfolded, stood In the water by the cave, and heanl mysterious voices talking all round them, while the catfish nibbled at their feet and swished about In the pool. If they were to die the water was supposed to pour out of the source the color of blood. This was probably done by some rascally old priest inside the cavern. There is an entrance into the cavern at the back of the Ju-Ju, and there are to be seen the scaffold and sacrificial knife. The most loathsome thing about the place was the altar of skulls, the stack of captured arms surmounted by a skull, and the alligators and catfish, which were fed on the bodies of those sac rificed. Oloko, the Btronghold of Warsu Tarli, one of the most powerful of the ' chiefs, was destroyed by the British after a difficult march through hilly country. has made me miserable for two long years." Dorothy Benson made her retreat In a maze of complex thoughts. It was so sweet to see him to hear his voice; but what should she do? She could not meet hl.ni thus every day aud under such conditions! She wondered what new purpose had filled his soul to bring him into busi ness and why but the office boy laid a letter on her desk as If In answer to her question. It was rapidly written: Dearest I found no other way to come Into your life forgive me I thought I could see you every day and perhaps In time you would find enough good In me to make at least a friend, and I have no other purpose In life than to be worthy of that But since I have looked Into your eyes, I have dared to hope that It has all been a bitter mis take, and that you will let me say all that Is In my heart "Meet me at the noon hour" (doesn't that sound like a working man?) and we will go to a quiet little corner, my princess, aud then I will tell you that you are dis charged and that we must find a new assistant editor. With all my henrt, I am YOUIt JACK. "Oh, I meant to be so brave and to take care of mumsy, and now I shall end with being tnkeu care of, just like any silly, dependent womnn! But ah, for Jack's sake I could do anything even give up a career." Jack was waiting for her at the door and they went, down the avenue to gether. "I almost wonder we don't walk hand In hand," he said, for he was like a school boy In his happiness, aud In mischief she looked up and said: "I had so hoped the new owner would raise my salnry and Instead he has discharged me!" Indianapolis Sun. TESTS OF DISCIPLINE. Obedience aad Disobedience on tne Part of Military Men. No clear-cut absolute reply, no vade mt'cum'for pocket use, can be furnish ed defining just when and how, In all cases, a man Is Justified In disobedi ence, nor even when he Is justified by bllud obedience; although the balance of professional judgment must al ways Incline in favor of the latter al ternative, writes Captain Alfred T. Mahan In the International Monthly. When a doubt arises, as it frequently does, between strict compliance wnu an order and the disregard of It In whole or In part, the otneer is caned upon to decide a question of profes sional conduct. Personal Judgment necessarily enters as a tacior, uut oniy - . tv l.a tru&tol It ncf1a one or mauj , " - - to be Judgment illuminated Dy prores slonal knowledge and fortified by re flection. Short of that It Is not a safe counselor and has no claim to consid eration If cited before a court of final appeal. The officer at the moment should con sider himself, as he in fact Is, a Judge deciding upon a case liable to be called up to a superior court, before which his conclusion has no claim to respect wiikp It Is his personal opinion, but only in so far as It Is supported by the evidence before him. There Is, of course, the necessary reservation that the final Judgment upon himself for his BKionnl conduct as Involved In his rf..,.i-inn will be rendered upon the fact accessible to him. and not upon those uot then to be known, though af terward apparent i:i,c nnalifled by these grave con slderations. the phrase, "error of Judg ment " so facllely used, Is misleading to the popular understanding. Not only so It is pregnant with serious conse ..' . the Issues of war and to i,iu.iHnnls influenced by It It Is necessary to realize that some errors of Judgment are Inexcusable be inconsistent with recognized r.?Hrrt- and that disobedience of . nn Its face a fault a disre gard of a settled standard of an estab lished rule, of such general application IN WEST AFRICA BROKEN IP. that upon the person who commits it rests the burden of proving that the circumstances commanded bis action. The presumption, in the case of dis obedience, is not Innocence, but guilt Mere rule though it be. In Its narrow construction and rigid framework the rule of implicit and entire obedience rests upon reasons so sound that Its In fringement in action can rarely be con doned, when not thoroughly approved, Nothing can be more disastrous than to trifle with the corner-stone upon which rests the structure of coherent unified action. The admission Into the military mind of anything approaching Irreverence for the Bplrit of military obedience, or levity as regards the let ter of the rule In which It Is embodied. Is the begetter of confusion; and that In turn Is the forerunner of defeat To sit loose to this obligation weakens the sense of responsibility, upon the due realization of which rests not merely literal obedlenece. but Intelligent and deserving disobedience. In the occa sional circumstances which call for thnt. The recognition of responsibility by the Individual, the consciousness that serious regard to it is governing his de terminations, is the bust moral equip ment thnt a man can have to enable him to sustain the burden of violating instructions, deliberately undertaken upon bis own Judgment. It Is the mens conscla recti In a serious problem or action. Useful Punishment. The teacher of a district school In eouthern New Hampshire has a way of punishing the mischievous ones of her class which Is at once severe and useful. One young man who, as a little boy. was her pupil, soys he dally has cause to bless her methods. When he made trouble In the class be was relegated to an uncomfortably high chair In one corner of the room, and set to learning what the teacher called the "advanced multiplication table." On bis slate he painfully worked out the problems of sixteen times nineteen," "fourteen times seventeen" and the multiplication of all numbers up to 'twenty times twenty," committing the result to memory. It was bard work, for arithmetic was. and still Is, a weak point with him. But his memory was good, and as he spent much time In the uncomfortable chair. all the advance multiplication taoie was learned long before he left the dis trict school. To-day he occupies a situation In which rapid computation Is often de sirable, and as he carried out his old teacher's idea still further. It Is no more of a task for blm to And the answer to "twenty-nine times thirty-four" than to "three times 8ix." The hardly learned multiplications once firmly fixed In bis mind can never be dislodged, and "nine hundred and eighty-six" flashes Into hl head with the same certainty that ac companies "eighteen." Youth's Com panion. The Orijtln of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Dr. Newman Hall, the evangelist who died recently, tells In bis autobi ography of bis visit to Harriet Beecber Stowe. At that time Mrs. Stowe was living at Hartford in a comfortable house built with the proceeds of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." We spent a long forenoon together, writes Dr. Hall, she finishing a draw ing, I coloring a sketch. Mrs. Stowe told me how her tale of Uncle Tom originated. She was at a communion service when suddenly the death scene of the story was presented vividly to her mind. This was the germ of the whole. It was written first and sug gested the rest of that marvelous book. Cabmen for Parliament. Several cabmen are to be run as can didates at the forthcoming parliament ary elections In Belgium by the men's trade anion at Brussels. RECENT JUDICIAL DECISIONS. An officer. In order to execute civil process, cannot climb through an open window of the defendant's dwelling. If that Is an unusual place of entry, holds the Conrt of Civil Appeals of Texas In the rase of Hilliuau vs. Edwards i.tW S. V. lion . 7SS.) The salaries of public officers receiv ing no more than $3,000 a year are hold In Dickinson vs. Johnson (Ky.), 54 L. It. A. TrtMi. to be exempt, on grounds of public policy, from the payment of their debts. With this case Is a note on the exemption of officer's salary from claims of his creditors. A restriction of the number of per sons which lodging bouse keepers may permit to occupy one room during the same night Is held, in Bailey vs. People (111., 34 I,. It. A., S3Si, to be a depriva tion of property without due process of law, because of the discrimination in limiting the provision to lodging bouse keepers. An Island was formed In a navigable stream, and by reason of Its accretions gradually joined the mainland. In an action of ejectment to determine the ownership of the Island, the Supreme Court of California In the case of Glas- sell vs. Hansen (07 Pae. Hep., H;U) holds that the Island, with the accretions, be longed to the State and Its grantees, and not to the owner of the mainland. On the Issue of Insane delusions, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, In re Bennett's Estate (.11 Atl. Rep., 330), holds that It Is never a question of soundness of view, but the proper In quary always Is whether the party Im agined or conceived something to exist which did not In fact exist, and which no rational persons. In the absence of evidence, would have believed to exist In a suit between son and father, brought by the son to recover compen sation for services which he rendered his father, also a physician, In his prac tice, a verdict of $11,000 In favor of the son was reversed by the Supreme Court of Michigan on the ground that the ver dict was not sustained by the evidence, and testimony was admitted calculated to prejudice the jury against the de fendant . ' Under an act authorizing a town to Issue bonds and use the proceeds to pay other bonds legnlly Issued and re maining unpaid, the Court of Errors and Appeals of New Jersey (51 Atl. Bep., 274) holds that the holder of such unpaid bonds Is entitled to payment of them, even though judgments have been recovered upon the coupons taken from said bonds after the bonds became due, when the proper municipal author ities had determined they shall be paid under the provisions of the act Bight to an Injunction to compel the restoration of a stairway In favor of the owner of nn easement In the use of It was sustained In Ives vs. Edison (Mlcht), 50 L. B. A. 134, where after re fusal of permission to change Its loca tion and during the nendeiicv of an appenl from a decision denying an In junction against invasion of the ease ment the stairway hud been removed from Its orlginul place. The fact that the cost of restoration might be greater than the Injury to the complainant was not deemed sufficient to deefat the rem edy in such a case. "Trek-Bokkon." This is the name given by the Dutch settlers of South Alrica to the periodi cal migrations of the antelope from the upper veld to the lower lauds. These removals are described by the author of "Kloof and Karroo." In old days these trek-bokken were a source of the greatest alarm aud dan ger to the colonist; quite as great In fact, as the locust flights. Countless thousunds of antelopes, Impelled by drought aud the loss of their more se cluded pastures, migrated from their true nursery and headquarters Into mure fertile districts In the Interior of the colony. A trek-bokken might be witnessed for a whole day, and the veld would be left denuded of every scrap of pasturage. The Immense numbers of the sntelopes literally swept everything before rhem. aud farmers frequently !ost whole flocks In consequence. From sheer press of numbers, the antelopes cannot re treat, and one has to be careful to keep out of their way. As the leading antelopes feed and be come satiated, Uiey fall back and allow those In the rear to come to the front But for this provision of Instinctive na ture, the rear gnard would be starved to death, for those In front of course. leave not a particle of nourishment as they pass. On these occasions the ante lopes are wedged so tightly that escape Is Impossible; and Indeed it Is actually on record tha,t lions have been carried along, whether they would or no, In the midst of a trek-bokken. Child Industry in Denmark. . The children of Denmark are taught to knit when but 5 years old. Even In the public schools this Is quite an In stitution, although the private schools make It an absolute rule, one hour each day being given to that Industry. The same rule applies In the home life, one hour being devoted dally either to sew ing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery or laceraaklng. Nor Is this considered sufficient; the young woman of the family Is supposed never to be Idle, she must always have something on hand to be taken op. If a chance visitor comes In, or a friend arrives for the day, both have their needlework with them. An Kaoapa. Willie Say, that boy sliding down bill with me this morning got run over and killed. I'm glad It wasn't me. Gee, what a llckln' I'd have got! Smart Set Blessed Is the wife who Is not too strenuous la managing her silent partner. PORTO RICAN COCK n hi II Within a few mouths, thanks to the humane sentiment of Americans, a most necessnry reform will probably be well under way In Porto Hleo, Cru elty to animals will henceforth be a crime. The Porto Blcan Is essentially cruel. Consideration for nnlmnls seems to be beyond his comprehension. Horses and cattle there get little food nnd ninny blows. The only Interfer ence with the brutality everywhere ap parent Is by Americans as Individuals. Chickens are tied together, sometimes lu buuehes of from eight to a dozen, FORTUNE FOR A HUSBAND. Wealthy Filipino Father Offer 500, OOO for a Hon-in-Lw. While the commercial advantages of the Philippine Islands are being con sidered from practically every stand point by persons Interested In one way or another In the development of the Eastern possessions, one phase of the situation seems to have been overlook ed. This has to do with matrimony. There are great opportunities In the Philippines for meu looking for wives. The opportunities do not upply so di rectly to the wives themselves as to the special Inducements accompanying them, but the combination Is sufficient ly alluring to tempt must any man who Is not particularly averse to taitlusf unto himself a Filipino brlds with $500,000 or so thrown In as an evidence of good will and full consent on the part of the young woman's family. Just now rich natives of the Islands hie $500,000 raizE iiki.lk. are looking for eligible husbands for their daughters, and to be an eligible, bridegroom must, In the flrst place. be an American, and, secondly, be must have a soldier's uniform, with a few stripes added to show that be has risen above the rank and file of the arniy. Such a man Is rated high In the Philip pines. He can, as a matter of fact. come close to naming bis own price when the question of matrimony ,s brought up. Half a million dollar Is no uncommon figure for a husband in the Philippines, and, strange as It may seem, such offers have been posted with out causing an army officer to so much as polish the buttons on his uniform. The Filipino maidens do not seem to awaken that sentimental something called love In the hearts of United States army officers, and It Is also ap parent that native gold with a wife at tached doesn't look good to them. Army men returned from the Phil Inplnes are authority for the state ment that there are plenty of chance In the Islands for an officer who wants a Filipino girl for a wife. Only re cently Oen. Ozarlo of Cavlte, one of the richest natives In the Islands, made a surprisingly generous offer to .any pulr of army officers who would take hi two daughters off his bands. He announced that he would bestow dowry of $500,000 on each of the youug women If they would find officers for husbands. But the girls are still sin gle, and the surprising part of the In eld en t Is that Gen. Ozarlo was In po sition to deliver the goods. He has both daughters and money, and It would do bis old heart a million dollars worth of good to secure two stalwart American soldiers for sons-in-law, but they refuse to even nibble at the goldon bait. Other wealthy Filipino parents mak similar offers with exactly the same results. While it Is true that several white men have married Filipino girls the custom has not spread to officers of the regular army, and only one vol unteer officer has done so. Gen. Oza rk offer was restricted to comiuls sloned officers, but others are not so particular. Still, the number of takers Is comparatively small, and f uipino belles really go a-begging among Un cle Sam's soldiers of rank. Few men are capable of answering ths arguments of a pretty woman. If RSI FIGHT CORRAL. - ... KT and are hurled In promiscuous heap on the sidewalk, or carried suffering for hours. To see dog hurt is pleat ure to the average Porto lUcan. aud when a tired horse falls and la clubbed, tho native spectator always guffaw. The most allocking sport of all, how ever, and one which the Hartxell bill Is Intended to abolish. Is eockflghtlnK. Every Sunday, within a short dlstanc of San Juan, .this form of recreation attracts a crowd of natives and a sprin kling of Americana to Cntano, Baya mon, Santurce or Ulco Pledras. A FLOATING POSTOFFICE. Handling of Mails for Veaaela on tha Detroit Hirer. A small yacht-like white steamer dances over the swells of the Detroit Itiver to meet aud exchange messages and salutes with every one of the pass ing ships a lltttle midget servant to this enormous commerce. Without this tiny steamer the lake commerce would be as helpless as we of the cities and towns ashore would be without the postman and the postotllce. The tremendous advance In shipping facilities on the Great Lakes In recent years has been due to tireless Ameri can enterprise, fostered by generous appropriations by tho government In aids to navigation; so when the need of this little messenger presented It self, the Washington authorities were not slow In making the experiment leading to Its adoption. This method of handling United States mall Is the only one of Its kind In existence, and the Idea of a floating postolllce that successfully delivers and receives mail to and from ships at full speed Is only another Illustration of the wonders and far-reaching bene fits of our wideawake postal system. The books of the United HtatesTreas ury Department In Washington now contain the names of nearly 4,0K) ships that constitute t.ils Great Lakes ma rine. The fresh-water sailors to whom this fleet Is Intrusted would, In num bers, make the population of a large city. They are, therefore, fairly en titled to some means of communication with their tirimes and families In the States bordering the lakes, and with friends far away, and the little white steamer performs this service as per fectly as con be desired. Before the establishment of this de livery It was difficult to send letters to any one aboard ship, although Niaga ra's wall confined the movement of vessels to the Great Lakes, and their voyages hack and forth were past the shores of eight States, with a popula tion of 2f!,0OO,X0, and their ports of call Included six cities of over 100,000 population each. This may seem strange, but It Is easily explained by the fact that the greater number of luke steamers "run wild." MOORE AN INVENTOR. Weather llnreau Man Ifaa a Machlo for Keeplnic llnuiti Coot Willis L. Moore, who has Invented a gravity air-cooling machine, by which houses are to be kept at a 70 degree temperature In hot weather, has had a career of such great success In the Held of weather prediction that It Is only natural to presume that bl small ex- WILLIS L. 1IOOBE. curslon Into tbe field of weather control will be equally successful. It was In Chicago that bis great talents first at tracted notice. It was solely because of his merit that when In 1SIJ0 a vacan cy occurred In the position of chief of the United States weather bureau he was chosen to fill It He was born In 1856 and has been lu the weather ser vice of the government ever since he was 21. Protected Neighborhood. First Tramp Have any luck around here? Second Tramp Awful luck! Half d folks keep dogs an' de udder half keeps woodpiles. Judge. Every elderly man can recall when be Was first seriously referred to at "old niaa."