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THE OLD CHURCH DELLS.
Ring- out mtrrlly, Lonely, chterlljr, Blithe oll bells, from the steeple tower; Hopefully, tearfully, Joyfully, fearfully, Moveth the bride from the maMfn Iwwer. Cloud there Is none In the fulr summer ' ky, Sunshine flings tenlson down from on high; Children sing loud, as the train moves along-, "Harpy the bride the sun shines on." Kneel out drearily, Measured and wearily. Pad old bells, from the steeple gray; Trlests chantlnp slowly, Solemnly, slowly, Tasseth the corpse from the portal to day; Drops from the leaden clouds heavily fall, Dripping over the plume and the pall; Murmur old folks, as the train moves along, "Happy the dead that the rain ralneth on." IRAJD BN FULL I had been graduated two years, and had a practice sufficiently large, I deemed, to warrant ray taking apart ments. Apartments surround a young doctor with an air of prosperity which people llko to encourage and add to. A month later I was comfortably, al most elegantly, established on the first floor of a handsome north side apart ment house, with a careful middle-aged woman to act as my housekeeper and cook. "Pretty well fixed, old .man, eh?" said Jack Winters, my college class mate and chum, who had come over that evening from the west side to make a housewarmlng for me. "All you need to complete your happiness 13 to get acquainted with the pretty widow on the floor above you. She's John Redmond's cousin, you know, and a sweeter little woman never " "Thank you," I said, cheeking Jack's enthusiasm Jack always goes off on a tangent when a pretty woman is dis cussed. "I am trying to get patients, and have no time for social pleasures, and, besides, I don't mind saying it, Jack, I'm not fond of widows." "All I have to say to that is," said Jack, "you don't know Mrs. Tralne." However, my professional duties were not so arduous that I did not find time to notice a trim little figure that flitted In and oat through the big en trance door, dressed always exquisite ly, but quietly. My interest in Mrs. Tralne deepened when I heard her story. Her husband had been killed In a railway accident three years before. The insurance money was almost gone, and the little widow added to the income that must support herself and invalid mother by giving music lessons to a few wealthy Ctrl. A daintier little rosebud of a woman It would have been hard to find. Soft brown hair, tossed In truant curls about the low forehead, a voice that spoke always gently, blue eyes full of mirth, and a complexion that looked like it had been bathed In the morning dew. Once or twice I held the big door open for her to pass out, and bowed in response to the low "thank you." Ear ly after my coming to the building a boy on the top floor had been accom modating enough to get hurt in the ele vator, and I had been called in as the most available physician. Luckily, I brought the boy through so well that his parents, as well as the youngster himself, sounded my praises so loudly that I found myself with quite a repu tation and incidentally a practice in the neighborhood. Still, I had not met Mrs. Tralne, and I was beginning wick edly to hope that some accident ever so slight a one, of course might hap pen to her, a sprained ankle or wrist, that I might have the Joy of caring for her. However, the fates preserved Mrs. Traine from accident, and I continued to watch for glimpses of her from my office window. I had bowed the last patient out for the evening and settled myself for a smoke before bedtime. My medita tions, mingling with the blue curling smoke, "were Interrupted by n rler--'ng screams, and then another. I rnshe-l Into the hall. The screams came from the Traine apartment abor. In another minute I was knocking on the door, which was opened by Mrs. Tralne her self, white and breathless. "Oh," she gasped, catching hold of my arm. "We've got him pmt there In the pao try poor mamma " "Who?" I ased. "The burglar. He hid In the dining room mamma saw him, and he ran Into the pantry and locked the door and he's trying to Jump out of the window." I heard a noise as of some one try ing to push up a window, and opening the pantry door there he was, a sure enough burglar, evil-browed and. sul- Mj 1 :- Ml ';?'5r ,VA7' V ClvA sAt Toll at the hour of prime, Mutln and vesper chime, Loving old bells, from the steeple high; Kolllng HWe holy waves Over the lowly graves, Floating up, prayer frauRht, into the sky. Solemn the lesou your lightest notes teach: Stern is the preaching your Iron tongue preach. Ringing in life from the bud to the bloom. Hinging the dead to their rest la the tomb. Peal out evermore, Peal as ye pealed of yore. Bravo old bells, on each Sabbath day; In sunshine and gladness, Through clouds and through sadness, Bridal and burial have passed away; Tell us life's pleasures, with death are still rife; Tell us that death ever loadeth to life. Life is our labor and death is our rest; If happy the living, the dead are the blest. Dublin University Magazine. len, who dropped the window and turned to face me. "You can't make a Jump from that window, my man," I said. "You had better be quiet." I turned the lock again, but Mrs. Tralne; divining my purpose, clung to my arm. "Don't go," she cried fran tically. "We can't stay here alone a minute." Then, to my relief, the same small boy who had served me so well professionally appeared on the thresh old, attracted bv the cries. Off he went to call the police, while I tried to quiet two hysterical women. In a few minutes the burglar was handcuffed and led away, but the shock had proved too much for Mrs. Traine's invalid mother. The fainting spell was follod by delirium, and her daughter and I watched by her bedside until morning. Of course, I was installed as attend ing physician, and never failed to call morning and evening. When the pa tlent was able to sit up I sometimes read aloud to her as an excuse to re main longer, watching the daughter at some household task. One evening I stayed for tea. Mrs. Traine wore a dainty gown of white and blue, with a great deal of lace. There is no sight so welcome to a bachelor as a pretty woman at the head of a tea table. The next morning I pictured the pretty widow sitting op posite me at my own breakfast table, wearing the pretty house Jacket I had seen on my morning calls. That afternoon I took Mrs. Tralne and her mother for a drive, and wa3 rewarded by another invitation to tea. A reason for such close attention to ray patient was no longer apparent. I was hunting about in my mind for an other excuse to prolong the delightful calls when Mrs. Tralne knocked at my door one evening. "I have come to you on business," she said, taking the seat I offered her. "You have been kind to mother," she went on. "Of course, we want to pay you for your trouble.. Would you mind telling me, ulea&c. how much tho amount l.s?" I saw the anxious look growing deeper in the sweet face opposite me. How rtveh denial and privation paying a doctor's bill meant to that little wom an, already burdened with responsibil ity! "It must bo a large bill,' 'she said at last, as I n'.nalned silent, watching her. "You you've made so many calls." "Yes, it is a large bill," I said, slow h There was a quick uplifting of the blue eyes. "I hope," she said, softly, "that you won't mind if we don't pay it quite all at once; If we could ar range to pay you so much every week until the bill Is settled." "No," I said,. In buslne?s-like tones. "I would prefer to have the whole bill settled for at once." My heart smote me for the alarm In the face that was lifted to mine. I leaned forward and took her hand. "Do you know how much my bill will be? Well, it's a great deal. Nothing less than the giving of your own self to me, my darling, will satisfy my claim against you." "You mean " said Mrs. Tralne, the blushes diffusing her pale face. "That I want you to be my wife," I said, drawing her head down upon my shoulder. "Is the price too great?" Chicago Tribune. Japan Nee-da Foreign Capital. The Japanese government has taken one step which should have the ef fect of introducing a little of the much-needed foreign capital. It has granted permission for foreigners to become owners of shares In Japanese railways. The treaties do not ex plicitly forbid such ownership, but In asmuch as it would amount to an In direct ownership of land the authori ties have hitherto hesitated to sanc tion the privilege. Moreover, the by laws of many railway companies con tain a clause restricting the tenure of their share? to Japanese subjcts. vit'w;i the last fix months applica tion vns rnde to have these restric tions it ' and the government has g:ui.i.u p.- iniss'on in the case of the principal railways of the country. A. Bellamy Iirown in Chicago Rec ord. Railroad rntalltle Iteat Mar. The Army and Navy Journal brings together the statistics of lives lost In railroading in the United States the past year, and compares these with the casualties In the Philippines, reck oning on the basis of an army of C3, 000 men. The result shows railroad ing to be about four times as perilous as war. CHINA W AH NEWS. The expedition under (Jen. Dorward against the boxers who threaten the Tien Tbin region reached Tu Liu on on the grand canal without opposition, and tho eity was occupied without a shot belntf tired. Three columns con verged there on the l'-'th after a two days' march and found that the place had already surrendered to one ofllcer and eight Bengal Lancers. Hen. Dor ward ordered the. town burned after it had been thoroughly looted. The vil lages en route made peace offerings, and, in most cases, were undisturbed. Apparently the boxers have disbanded in that region ami the whole country is quiet. The Russian government adheres firmly to its proposal to evacuate 1'eUin and continues to cherish the hope that (Jcrmany will end by agreeing to it and thus induce Ureal Uritaiu to fol low. It is explained, however, that llussia recognizes the inpossibility of the allies leaving 1'ekiu unless the Chinese government immediately en ters, so that there should not be an in terval without a go Vermont, llussia cannot, therefore, move before the termination of Ui-c negotiations now begun for guaranteeing order in Pekin by the installation of a government immediately aftc the evacuation. A dispatch from Washington Rays: The crisis that was near at hand on the K'th over the evacuation proposal of the Russian government has been averted for a time at least, and the diplomatic sid f the matter h&s be come again the object of attention. The order to (Jen. Chaffee to leave at once, which was expected in some quarters, did not issue. Instead, earn est efforts are making to arrange the preliminaries for the negotiations which are expected finally to settle the Chinese troubles. A British signal oilicer reports a sharp engagement between a company of the 14th U. S. infantry and 2,000 Boxers at Mo Tao (Ma Tow?) on the road to Pekin. The Americans made a gallant stand and a detachment of Bengal Lancers nearby, hearing the firing, came to their rescue and charged the Boxers in the rear. The Chinese were routed, leaving 200 dead. The Americans had no casualties. The Ilusso Chinese, bank, -which closed on the 5th and removed to Shanghai, will confiscate, as part of the indemnity to be paid to llussia, the imperial university fund of .1, 000,000 tales, deposited with it, against which the Chinese drew for the payment of their troops. It is now generally conceded that (Jreat Britain, (Jermany and Japan are in accord as to the policy to be fol lowed in China, and that opposition to their plans comes principally from llussia and France. Italy will formulate an indemnity demand and start peace negotiations of her own. If she gets what she wants she'll make no further demon stration. Two soldiers killed and 30 others wounded are the casualties suffered by the British while engaged in destroy ing gunpowder at Tung Chow. Troops from all parts of China are gathering at, Sian Tu. which will be the permanent resilience of all impe rials. Report. s say that the Russians suf fered heavy losses in an attack on IV i Tang forts and were forced to quit. (Jermany will not send additional troops to China unless the situation there should change materially. The G01 Jap marines landed in Shang hai are working under orders from the Britisli general. Provost courts have been opened in Pekin by all military commanders. France is supporting the Russian proposal to get out of Pekin. It is said that 200 Chinese committed suicide at the fall of Pekin It is reported that Baron von Ket tler's slayer has been shot. The British troops have begun an attack on Shanghai. It is rumored llussia will winter l.V 000 troops at Chi Pi. 2 Li Hung Chang arrived at Tien Tbin on the 10th. NEWSY BREVITIES. Miss Georgiana Kdith Simonson, a dressmaker of New York, recently fell heir to 82:,000, left her by Frank Stev ens in appreciation of her former kind ness to his wife. An eastbound express train on the Lake Erie Si, Western road ran into an open switch near Red Key, Ind., on the night of the 17th, and two men were killed and two severely injured. Supren.c court of the United States will meet Monday, Oct. 8. When court adjourned May 28 last there were un disposed of 303 cases, of which number 37 had been argued and submitted. Since adjournment there have been 111 cases filed, making 414 cases on the docket. One lone burglar plundered the "Overland Flyer" on the Burlington railway, five miles cast of Ilaighler, Neb., early on the morning of the 12th. He secured $.'00 in cash and probably twice that much in diamonds and watches, and then escaped by bringing the train to a stop. He operated only in two sleepers. Railroad officials offer 81,000 for his capture. Cactano Longo, on returning from the United States to Pastona, a small town in Italy, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy, and then two men whom he believed to have had improper rela tions with her. Having committed the triple crime he ran amuck, killing five others and wounding two fatally. Then he went to the local cemetery and committed suicide. 'The people of Fort Wayne, Ind., on the 13th dedicated to the memory of (Jen. Henry W. Lawton, a monument crowned by a cannon captured by him, and christened the principal city park in honor of the dead hero. TRANSVAAL WAR ITEMS. Ird Roberts on tho 13th caused the following proclamation to be circu lated: Tho late President Kruger, with Reitz and the archives of tho South African Republic, has crossed the Portuguese frontier and arrived at Lorenzo Marquez with tho view of sailing for Europe at an early date. Kruger has formerly resigned the po sition which he held as president of the South African Republic, thus sev ering his official connection with the Transvaal. Kruger's action shows how hopeless in his opinion is tho war which has now been carried on for nearly a year,' and his desertion of the Boer cause should make clear to his fellow burghers that it is useless to continue the struggle any longer. It is probably unknowt. to the inhabi tants of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony that nearly 15,000 of their fellow subjects are now prisoners of war, not one of whom will be re leased until those now under arms against us surrender unconditionally. The burghers must be cognizant of the fact that no intervention in their be half can come from any of the great powers, and, further, that the British empire is determined to complete tho work which has already eost so many lives, and carry to acontiusio. the war declared against her b' the ; te gov ernments of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, a war to which there can be only one ending. News from the seat of war in South Africa is indecisive, but it is clear that Roberts is making a concentric move ment on Komatipoort, and has left Pretoria to direct it personally. Ian Hamilton is returning to the railway from Lydenburg; Pole-Carcw is push ing east toward Nelpruit; French is making for Barberton and Buller has divideil Botha's force and cut off a por tion of them from communication with the commandos between Nelspruit and Komatipoort. Lydenburg, apparent", was abandoned as soon as it was cap tured, and the British forces are in hot pursuit of the remnant of the Boer army and driving it eastward to the Portuguese frontier. These tactics are bold, but in accord with Roberts' strat egy since February. Komatipoort is the new objective point, and when it is captured Roberts will be credited with having taken possession of the last Dutch railway line and closed the door into neutral territory. The work of pacification will not have been thor oughly worked out, but the main ob ject will have been secured, as was done when Bloemfontein and Pretoria were occupied. Roberts reports from Machadodorp, under date of Sept. 12, that French was hcaviby engaged that day with Boers in the hills west of Barberton, and that Gen. Hutton had gone to French's support. The flight of Kruger to Lorenzo Marquez may enable Botha to open negotiations with Buller and bring the war to an end. Botha may continue the struggle, dividing his force into small bands. The closing scenes of the protracted campaign tend to illustrate the truth that without a nentral base the Boers are helpless. It is reported that Commandant-Gen. Louis Botha has resigned the chief command of the Transvaal forces to Commandant Viljoen. The election at Cuba was quiet and perfectly orderly all over the island. BASE BALL. Delow we submit tha oflclal standlnt of the clubsof tho National an I American league up to an J Including Monday, September 17th: NATIONAL I.EAGCE. Wan. List. Per eU Brooklyn 72 45 .615 Pittsburg M M .571 Philadelphia 6: f5 .MO Boston 5 R! .04 Chicago 57 fi5 .467 St. Louiv h.l 64 .453 Cincinnati 53 66 .413 New York 50 M .424 AMKIUCAN I.KAGUB. ' "n. Lost. Par rt. Chicago 52 .612 Milwaukee . 58 .574 IndlanapolU 64 .522 Detroit t'9 68 .501 Kansas City 68 70 .4i3 Cleveland 63 73 .463 Buffalo.. CI 77 .442 Minneapolis 51 83 THE MARKETS. I.I VK STOCK. 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