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OLD-FASHIONED SONG.
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.
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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."

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