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WHcN Wt GET RICH.
Ah. barest, what a joy to btiild
pti'.nrrf m f.iir;
No drani iik' dream of opulence,
Dicpel tho ho'irs of rnro.
When Klink'poaro wiote those living
"Who steal my puro stenl trash."
rocked not of the thing we'll d
When c obtiiiu the onsh.
Ko rain nr.d idle faney ours,
To while fiway tho time;
But land ii :n 1 sea sh'il! thrn unfold
Their mysteries sublime.
How we will citl thin nloriou oiirth,
And l:ik 'neath foreign i-ke s;
Whnl mountain fullnesses vnc'II sweep
With our cm iijiI ured eyes.
Tho noenrs in song mid story told
lty fnun-iil trirvlors,
Will find in ns I lie praise of true i
Ami anient wor-:,iiei .
WV11 read Hi
Ami ki 11 ' l
8cel out oM Kin-'s
Aul i'-o J. beneath
rili:- of the Sphinx,
1 I y i;i mil- ;
No not in nil I his wide, wide world,
Of forest, I 1 ide of If'.e.n,
Khnll i!ck itself ami wooer mourn,
When we irct rich yes- when'
Oiiieinn.it i Km purer.
ed nil nroiind tin
lie blonde little
.foil know, ami how
thc inorn'nn of
wonM nil be there
ThnnkxKivinff dny. , .
Tho dny cure nt ln'. nnd ',;,':
lint it win mining, nnd In.'
why it shoul.l rain jn-0 ns t
in to hnve rhiitik'Kivii.g.
out of the ear. nml
stntlon: find then they looK -!,,
windows mel lil!"' n1' .....
street of tho ' " ,
I I I IOH I ,
down nil the
oiiiil Mis. I
, . i he children,
ir.imrtoii to " ,
to lin.l ooverc" "7""
IIH'U UT run
..it i ii mi1 n
who was .''' B,'""t
sent in kcii
.n il of n WiliJ-
..here old man
,er. "I ll take
ndvice to Miiy
r.riod Mr. Dnr
wn driven up
..I'll het the tnr-
rrrj IIK children dam
M room, ev .ii I .oi,
"We'll have one Thiiiiksgivitii;. nny
how." cried W'.'l. the rurly haired hoy
ml oilier Imv. whost' hair did not
curl. Imiginil 1 ier than liny of them
"Won't ii he fun to have n 1 linnks
Init?" he ii-ked when ho could net
Mrs. I :ir!iri-'tni folded the letter and
hook I'M' In ad.
"II,, n't deiiend en It. Will." she said
"It will take ne ioy
ere we to ifel ii V"
"Oil. I t,nes the money will turn up
Rotnehow," Will answered as confidently
tlioiii'li they eoiild pick up money in
the ktliili if tliey iliiiiild haiipeli to uiuil
It w.ih n letter that had created nil that
commotion; the most unexpected letter
that ever whs, too. It had come from n
farm Iiihiko, nnd the write? was tin old
fanner, who wrote with the ureatet
labor, for he had never gone to nehool In
Ilia life. His old wife liml lieen HiUiliK
beside liim iih he wrote, nnd when lie
hiilHlicd tliis is what he rend to her:
Dcnr .Mlss 1 iiirllimlnn- I Imv Jim foiin nut
Hint you are the iturl my little Minnie uste
to love mo when you was nt neliool toKiithcr;
nn 1 tuna out wlialr you lived. Mother an
wmilH viHi an your family to come out
upeii Vliuiifrmrlvln wltli m, on nn much
is you cilit.i ion lime ine vnney
I an Kit ofT iil.'ilowiiril, an then you
coma neroHt In u wnuKin. Aiiyoouy
w tho rortd. JOHN I'KN.M'.lt.
ThitnksitlvInK In the country! No
fhotited. "Hut it Imii t imieh iiho
kinit uliout it." ftnid the mother to
after tho ntliera luul fiom
to make I'ritnk and IoU
for there isn't money
'h. We need no ninny thinitH that
wouldn't dare spend money on u
syiMirii.n, would wcr
'1 X.silent. hut the tears went tit)
A sum II I
the ctatioti, w is
on. nnd tu'esetiiiv
'(If eeiir-e I kllo'.v W
i - i : , " i In. it ri
, ' tnt n
ui-t there, hilt it'd he Iliy
iii t.ntn till it quits raini"
"( 111, w e llinsl !' oil,"
liliL'toii. S.i t:i" wairoli
under the sh-Her of the
and they climl.ed in.
"He savs II he tllel
10." whiso-i-d I'liiiili.
key's cookin' ie.iv; and
1 .. ...I .... ins.- M till
The 'wheels 'went spln'InR thr.ni!
i i ... ti.v w.o't farther n.oiia
(III' ill 1l I , " M ' I ' ' f 1 . ,
the road it m'i 1 to "''""
that ti ;iii.,:iics ic.'- ''"'-
were t e Mreama nnd t1" w"r
lilid Hiqii ier. ' , , .
"(iiltiii' prettv had, ait' 1 lt? "l0
driver will, a linn. "Hi1 ,h,,t ni"' th"
worst of it. It's my opin,0 ' t
to old man rentier's to-ij'n'-
Mrs. iMiliie-toti's heitrt Brpw f,,inl
..111,!,, 1 She had o!llt,lp '""""I ,,lnt
she loiild not. afford to
The driver was rishf.
thev reaehed n stream t '
of its hank
in the most throiileiiinj;
less to think of KoinK
"Well, whieh'll yon
driver, idly lliekitiu hi
Like ye hack to town td
hha! I see I In- old miW
place an' nit permission
siK'nd uny of it
for after awhile
at was away out
and that '""r,,I n"'l hoihsl
way. It van nse-
do?" unld the
whip. "Shall I
(i May all nlht, or
n that owns this
i for you to camp
"i'm a lonely old fM!.'
: thiU niKht, it
icd. "Tr.v to
. Li t ii
" raid tiik oi.u
till the creek runs
'I'LRAHK. hilt, COI L!) YOU I.KT ME HAVK
1HK MOMKY Y"l) OWK JMOTHKIS !"'
ii to his vyv with a rush. He went to
ed lifter awhile, when his mother wan
hroiiKh with her work, and while lie. lay
iwaUe, t h In k in k over this mi'iriiiliccnt op-
iiorli.nity to have a pleasant Thankstfiv-
iik, lie middeiily renienihered .Mr. Mayer.
Now Will very often thouirlit of Mr.
Mayer. This whs the mini that had uev-
r paid ids mother for some work Hint
he hud dune for him, months before,
lie hud found fault with it. and had tried
to put her off with half price. Will had
vivid recollection of the many visila he
hud made to the store (o get the money,
and hud Imped that his mother never
would winl him aain; hut us lie lay
awake the thought of .Mr. Mayer came
up axnin; and lie could not uet rid of it.
Next inoriiiim Mrs. 1 larlinton was sur
prised to liml that Will hail an errand,
after lircaktaM, and that he did not like
to tell what it whs.
"Mr. Mayer? lie's in his olllee," said
the. clerk to whom Will appealed, and
who went on with his wrilini;, forKeltins
to add that a Kentlemuii was with Mr.
BUycr nnd he did not wish to he dis
turbed. Will opened the door of the lit
tle olltce and slipped in; and U-foro Mr.
Mayer had nn opportunity to look around
the lad wan stnudinn liy his side.
"Well," said Mr. Mayer impatiently,
not recouizini: the hoy; and Will step
"I'lease, sir," lie said, in a little en
tlemauly way; "could you let lne have
IIh" money you owe mother for I lie sow
ing, if it'iTTiTrrveuieut? We need it very
Th if' iHlemau visitor smiled, nnd Mr.
Mayer, tonkins nunoyed. oiwiust Iho dmo-
railed to the cusHU-r:
th't Uoy $15 for me, and take a
in that cabin there
No. thev would Jot KO back! KO the
driver went tin to rnrm nonse nnti
soon came back w
were welcome to th ,,r ,nii.
l-'ive niinutcH afterwards they mood In
the cabin door and watched tho woroii
1 A 1. t I . At...
out of a i' i nroitnll l"e neon lor me
driver had declined I" wiut. lie
done his part, lie "hl; It was not
fault that the HtiVin could not
"What shall we h?" rxc'.niniod
mother, siukinc don upon an old bench.
"What an end to "" I'rospeits or
plensiire! What n ThanksuivinK:" And
the children benn to cry.
"Von Just wait tj" I htiihl a fire," Will
called out cheerilyi: n'l ' !' while
lie had a mariiiK t'n' HtnrtcI In the wide
fireplace. Some ry hourda nnd Ktlck
or wood that he fniiiul under tho house
furnished mitlleie111 fll(,i n'"1 they all
drew near to lliei pleasant lilaxe.
Then, while tlu'-V ere busy getting
warm, Will sunVPliliously counted tho
niuiill store of col ' his pocket; little
sii vini; hoarded ilir""Kh many ww'kn, and
now bronnht fronf homo to upend on thin
w lerful Tliankr'KlviiOf.
"Mot her," he nud suddenly, "will you
lend me vnnr iiUHirellll
I'm not Koing fa1"
Tho Ktuff old ('farmer was sittliitf bc
n'de his own lil'. "hen there cnuio ii
Kontle knock nt (jhe door; and In response
to his Httrly "(loj11" door opeued.
A curly haired '"d win there, lowering
a driipinit tiiiibi"i:'ln. which ho was care
ful to leave out''!"''
"If you plensel nir," ho said. "I belong
to the family t"t 'o loaned the hou
to, down by thf "''". 'e'r very
much ohllRiHl trf
"lliiiniih!" olPoutlatiHl th
"First ono that
th mother, she wan becominf i"oconii!ed
to (he condition of thing, loo, even
though they were iH'dlesn, dinnerless aod
a long way from home; and that on
After nwhile. in tho very midst of th
play, the door was pushed open, and
thoro stood the old gentleman with n
hiiiio basket, and behind him was his ser
vant with nnother huge bnskrt. and be
hind them was a wagon, with a table
nnd some chair and more baskets in it.
"I'm a lonely old man," aid tho old
ci ntleinan. with his hat in his hand;
"and I was about to rat my Thankaglv
ing dinner by myself. Hut I thought bet
ter of it; I thought tbai perhaps you
would allow nie to bring it down here
nnd eat it with you."
The n Mrs. Ilarlington broke down nnd
could not say a word; and tho servant
went to work and made a Tory presenta
ble dining room of the old cabin. Sneh
things ah were put on that table! Tho
turkey Itsc'f was a marvel. And there
were fruits and home-made bread, and
golden butter and milk and cake the
like of It hud never been si-on anywhere.
Then they sat down and ate, and it was
perfectly marvelous what an appetite
thoso children hud. As for tho old man,
there never wns such n jolly old man
Kinee the world began.
And after tho dinner was o-cr nnd
while they were right in the midst of ia
game of blind man's buff, the heard a
shout, and when they looked out they
saw that the stream had run down, and
that Mr. Fenner's wagon was just ford
ing it; and he was calling to the servant
to know whether he had seen anything of
a lady and n crowd of children and just
then he saw them.
Well, but there was rejoicing then;
and Mr. Fetmer could hardly shake
hands with them for staring at his gruff-nnd-grim
old neighbor wearing a blind
fold and playing with the children.
"I don't often come out of my shell,"
said the old gentleman; "but I've come
out to-day. and it's done mo gmxl."
"Stay out, now that you've come out."
said Mr. I'cnner. "There's a tine Thanks
giving hasn't ren touched yet, at my
house, (let in tho wagon with the rest
of us, and let's go home and see after
And, would you believe it, tho old gen
tleman actually climbed into the wagon
and they went over to Mr. Fenner's, and
had another Thanksgiving that very
evening; with such good things on the
table as you never dreamed of unless you
have lived in the country, and the
Thanksgiving lasted over the next morn
ing, and M-rha)s for a day or two longer.
And the best of it was that it stayed;
for Mr. and Mrs. Fenner could not hear
to give Mrs. Darlington up, nnd they
fell in love with the children; and the re
sult of it wns that the Darlington were
established in a little cottage, close nt
hand, and that Mrs. Darlington was giv
en charge of the dairy and other things.
They nro now the happiest people to be
found anywhere, with the old gentleman
coming over every few days to play with
the children, and with the hnrd times all
THE BRITISH EMPIRE.
HAS HAD GREAT GROWTH OUR
INQ THE CENTURY.
John Hull la a I'ust Mantrr at the
Kmpire Hnlldtna; Itoslness, nnd na n
I, anil Orabher He Una Never Hod
A a land grabber John Hull h,s Do
rqmil. Ktiiplre building Is hi business,
nml the i'!itlmslii!m nml Industry with
which he absorb territory Is jicrhiiim
not altogether unrelated with u few of
those little boundary disputes which be
nt present ha on bis hands.
I'd fully realize! Kngllsli activities In
this direction one lias only In consider
the milliner In which tin; empire of "the
tight Utile Island'' lias expanded dur
ing the present century alone. In In
dia, for example, Kngllsli expansion
has la-en (stonily ami extensive. Sclride
liml the Punjab have fallen under tho
the roynl ensign, tho rnllylns point of
tho I'ootia host. At the beginning of
.lie fight lie lost Ills master. The
"ntahoot," or driver, bad Just Riven
tho word to halt, when lie received a
fatal wound nnd fell to the ground,
where lie lay under a heap of slain
The obedient elephnnt stood still while,
the battle closed aroit'id lilin and the
Ntnrdnnl be curried. Ho never stirred
a foot, refusing to ndvnnee or retire,
as the conflict became hotter nnd
fiercer, until the Malirnttns, seeing the
standard still flying steadily In its
place, refused to believe that, they were
being beaten nml rallied again and
again round tho colors. And all this
while, amid the din of battle, the pa
tient animal stood straining Its cars to
catch the sound of that voice It would
never lien r again.
At length the tide of conquest left
the field deserted. Tho Malirattas
swept on In pursuit of the flying foe.
1 mt: the elephant, like a rock, stood
there, Willi lite dead irtid dying around,
and the ensign waving In its place.
For three days and nights It remained
TRADE IN HUMANITY.
SaTeeery of the flave Traffic He
tween Two of the Native Trlbee-Vlc-titna
Led Around, and Choice Cat
Sold "on Foot."
BEST NAME OF ALL NAMES.
tiik lutrnsii I'osskssions ix ixto.
u IMtlo wliilo.
The mother naked
ever thought to say so,
and I've loaned
"And If you
little man in tl
you could veil
with hi eye
Mi. Fenner' I
it would have
lug we've ever
, V I niuiill I gc
just buy ii tu
lug rlgnt thei
please sell a
tho house, a good many
please, air," went on tho
o door, I en mo to see if
line a turkey for Thnnka-
oxela lined tho old mnn
on nee, we were going to
ii spend Thanksgiving, and
been tho lirt Thanksglv-
hiui; and it rained so that
here. Ho I tit-Might we'd
key, ami have Thnnksgiv
in that house. ill yon
.".) cent turkey?" And ho
Neat Trick in Hill Hanging.
"Of course, wo used to put up small
bills wherever they'd cnlch the eye,"
said a bill poster, who traveled with a
circus, making one-day stands, "anil
one tiling we used to do that always
pleased folks was to hang a bill from a
oiling. Yon liml to have a wooden
oiling, lo start with, and then all you
wanted, besides tlin bills, wim a tack
ami a sliver dollar. It took practice to
In It, but when you'd got tho knack It
was very simple and easy.
"You nt Inched two bills together, one
nt the foot of the other, ho that It would
hang down when the first one wns at
tached to the celling. Then you folded
the bills up, with a lack, thrust point
upward through the top fold of tho up
per bill, with n Kllver dollar under it,
up against Its head, and between It and
the other folds of paper under It.
Then, some llmo when tho room wan
full of peoplethis might be a hotel
olllee or perhaps a barroom you tossed
the bills up, ami there was weight
enough In Iho dollar to drive the tack
Into the celling far enough to hold. Then
tho weight of the paper Itself and of
the dollar would open the bills out, and
tho coin would drop and you'd catch It
as It fell, Bml the chances are t tin t not
one man In tlvo would see It fall. The
bills would ho aeon, fastened up fhero
somehow, most of the people wouldn't
know how, and opening out with the
lower 1)111 hanging so you could read It
'TlilH was uot the greatest thing In
bill postltitf ever was, but, as I said be
fore, always pleased folks."
old man looked nt the boy
ut a redbandaiia haiclLer
lliej hU iiov with it until
"iiniiey Is that I he iiskeil,
i'mt lie almost made. ill
OK Till! WAY TO Mil. FKNNKH'S.
held out In I hand with -' copper cents
In it. 1
1 low. 'VI
V'nlon .lack at:d the peaceful absorp
tion of the whole of Heluuhlstan has
taken place.. Karly in the century
Australia wns dotted with a few scat
tered Kngllsli settlements, mostly of
convicts, but tiow thai great continent
stands a self-governing but loyal colony
of the repaclotts Hritlslier. In ('anaila
a mere disputed paper control has dur
ing tho reign of the present sovereign
been converted into nn established and
definite ownership, while In South Af
rica the greatest annexation of terri
tory, of course, took place about tho
time of the Hecbuamiland expedition.
dispatched by Gladstone's second ad
ministration for the purpose of keep
ing the obstreperous Knot's within the
limits of the South African Republic.
More ambiguously defined, but far
greater in extent, there lies up through
tho core of Africa a vast stretch of ter
ritory which Is now well tinder the paw
of the Hritish Hon and Is gradually be
ing brought within tho orbit of direct
Krltlsh authority. The largest Hrltlsh
territorial acquisition, however, to bo
accompanied by any considerable In
case of population In recent years
has boon on the west .ist of Africa,
where the tentacles of British com
merce have closed about the Niger dis
trict so tightly Hint a vast Mohamme
dan population Is now nothing more
than a colony of t.ne Queen.
One of the ninst Interesting and at
tloAanio time valuable acquisitions to
tho crown of recent times was that of
the rocky little Island of Hongkong
Hongkong was the little sore spot Into
which was ilrst Injected the vaccine of
Kngllsli commerce. That Inoculating
virus struck deep and Hongkong has
become the distributing center of a
vast Chinese trade. And where Kn
glisli trade once goes Knglisli arms are
where its master had given tho com
mand to halt. Xo bribe or threat could
move it. They then sent to a village.
100 miles away, and brought the
mahout's little son. The noble hero
seemed then to remember how the
driver had sometimes given his au
thority to the little child, nnd immedi
ately, with all the shattered trapping
clinging as ho went, paced quietly and
In Cnclo Ham's Service.
'Women are eligible for appoint
ment to many brunches of the govern
ment service upon precisely Iho same
condltioiisasmen," writes Barton Chcy-
ney, of "Positions: I'mler 1'ncle Sam,"
in the Ladies' Homo .lournal. "Tho
question of sex does not enter into the
matter when there are vacant positions
which are open to women. At the
present time there are one-sixth :i
many women as men in the service.
The prejudice that formerly existed
against the appointment of women Is
disappearing, and in ISSix, of four hun
dred and eighteen persons appointed
to positions in the departments nt
Washington, one hundred nnd ninety
were females. In addition to clerical
capacities, women are appointed as
sistant luleroscoplsts, nurses, transla
tors, teachers, matrons, telegraph op
erator, stenographers and typewriters,
as well as to places requiring skilled
and unskilled workers. As assistant
luleroscoplsts they have the Ilrst. chance
of selection, there being ill ways a de
mand for capable women in this Hue."
lo Animals Reason?
A little girl fell olT the dock at High
Bridge yesterday. Her mother scroti to
ed for help. A stray Newfoundland
dog responded to the call, rushed down
A lloy'a llewey Souvenir.
Souvenir of Dewey are to bo had on
every hand, If not for tin mere asking,
at least for the paying. Hut tliey are
cold-hearted souvenirs that have no in-
tltnato connection with the life of the
great Admiral. If one might get as a
memento something uiai mid been hi
:ll , llrt ... ... ..
own, that womu no it uiuerciir mailer.
A certain small boy lias a keen appre
ciation of that fact, lie feel thnt ho
has been more highly favored than tho
average mortal, for has he not even
penetrated the sacred precincts or the
01ympla. ud met the hero of Manila
face to face? lie was taken aboard
tdilp by hi Miner, aiiit ins return
homo the family onserveu tuat tne lit
tle fellow wa going about carrying hi
hand carefully bound up In a hand
kerchief. "Have you hurt your ImndV"
"Hurt my hand? No!"' In disgust.
Then In great dignity, "That Is the hand
that Dewey shook." New York levell
PACIFIC $f$w w M
IX I Silll.
TIIK BIUTISH POSSKSSIOXS
tiilne, sir. I've Wen Having
it hue, but I thought I'd Oily
it now, and surprise moth
,1 the children."
He talks about the
1 1 ii roil the old mall to hiin-
ii 1 1 f 1 save usl"
eiiee he said :
hack down to die hoiis,.,
von breathe it word about the
I'll send it down, after awhile- -
cnl turkey. Xo, you needn't pay
ill you get the turkey. (In on
tf nurd to eaten, you know, nut I ll
' nit we catch mil', Hurry, now, or
II get wet. Ami you want it for
hildivji, ob?-hleio my life!"
'Ill hurried back, whiulering what the
'man men ni i,y an mat, iiiei uuir in-
' ed to believe that he would n.'ler
ir uliout tne turkey ngiiin. ii..wever.
va a liopeiul little lellow, ti nil lie ran
lio the house, built up t1..' utain mid
i tlie children to pin) nm, so thai tiny
fere la urvat gleo lit no time. .t (or
Troea of Knoriiiona Nlic.
Tlie largoat tree in the world Is to b
seen at Maacall, near tho foot of Mount
Ktna. and I called "tho cL?stjut tree
of a hundred horse." It name roo
from the report that Queen J n tie of Ara
goii. with her principal nobility, took
refuge from a violent atorm under II
branched. The truuk la '.104 feet lu cir
cumference, Tho largest tree in t'.io
I.' til i ed Hiates, it la aald, stiuuls near
Hear Freek, on the uortu rork or the
Tule Hlver, In California. It measure
1 in feet in circumference. The giant
redwood tree lu Nevada Is lip feet In
l.lglil nlnit'a Curious Wound.
t'lirioiiM wounds were made by light
ning strokes on residents of Berlin.
None of the wounded lias extensive
burns; the wounds look as If caused by
ti charge of grain shut. The boles
rem h to the bono and ar surrounded
by a web of blue ami brown lines.
What the "Funny Bone" Healljr I.
Tluit which I popularly known as
tlie "funny In lie," Just at the point of
the elbow Ii, lu reality, not u bone at
nil. but ti none Unit He near tlie sur
face, nml which, on gelling a knock or
blow, causes the well known tlutfliui;
si ii..'.l'n iu the a rum und tigi'in.
uot slow to follow. To Just what ex
tent l lie empire will continue to enlarge
during the next year or two It Is im
possible to say, but. judging from the
present attitude of the colonial otliee
ami the Increased armaments of the
Imperial forces, there may lie a little
map changing - in certain portions of
Africa which' it is quite sitpci tluous to
In view of these facts and figures
relating to the area nnd population of
this gigantic empire at the present time
are of especial interest. The approxi
mate population of Hie 1'nitcd King
dom itself Is only 40,2(HI,(MHl, while its
urea is a mere rjl.litKI square miles, but
in tho Mediterranean the (Jurcn of lCn
tlaml has 40.1UKHI faithful subjects and
;i,70- square miles of territory. In In
dia add Bclucliistun it is estimated
(hat there are no less than I'U.'l.riOiM'Oo
subject of her majesty, while In other
parts of Asia there are nearly fl.dno.ooo
more. In the Sudan the "little widow
at Windsor" has 4J,4lO,(kii dusky skin
ned subjects, In British North Ameri
ca she has over S.OOiMXHi upholders of
the empire, with almost ri.(tn,iNi nt her
beck and call In Australasia. In Cen
tral and SotUh America. Ineluiling the
West Indies, she hns almost L'.OOo.ihni.
Besides this tlic're are. Ti frrr-fitrtrfrH4
thousand siiiltercd about lu odd cor
ners of the globe. So, taking the Brit
ish empire us a whole. It Is a rather
stupendous aggregation of colonies and
dependencies'. Tho population of that
liniiien-e empire I estimated to be
sntiicw here ill I lie neighborhood of IH.-
41(1,1X10 people, while Its total area in
square inllesi U I'J.olNl.tms. old John
Bull Is an energetic old gentleman. He
Is a very kind hearted and generous
old chap who likes nothing better than
taking up the white man's burden ami
lifting reunite aborigines nut of their
nliglitenoil Mvagei-y. But a laud
riant on a li.it ilcrt. Id.
lepiuuit taken into battle on
. cf Inillu was a stamiaril
4 earned on his hue back
the dock and, seeing tlie situation,
Jumped Into the water, caught the girl
ami swam w ith her to the dock. Then
a policeman ran down, swung himself
over the dock and lifted lirst tlie child
and then the dog to land.
Not long since an alleged philosopher
proved to bis own satisfaction, in a
magazine article, that "animals do not
reason." If this dog, now adopted by
the police of the High Bridge precinct
under the name of Dewey, did not res
son. did the policeman who took blm
and iho girl from the water reason?
t tirious Method.
Some persons have peculiar ideas of
how lo cheer one up. A fond Brook
lyn mother wns endeavoring tlie other
day at the breakfast table to comfort
her daughter, who bad not received a
letter for several days from her tiatiee.
"I am sure lie Is forgetting nie," wail
ed Ceotglaua, refusing to eat her toast.
"Oh. 1 don't think so, dear," said
the fond mother. "He always used to
say ho cuihln't possibly do it."
"But 1 never believed him," exclaim
ed (ieorgiana. slinking ier head detiant
ly. "He's so taken up with lite fall
shooting that he thinks of nothing
1 ' 11 """' "I''--''
Of tho .numerous instances that
might bo recorded iu illustration of the
organized traltlc lu human belugswhlch
exists, reference may be made to the
conditions which hold In the district
through which tho Kitlungii Uiver pass
es. Tills river, which constitutes a oou
sidis'able aflluent of the Congo, empties
into the latter river, on the south bank,
at a point some Si it) miles from the At
lantic coast. Within a short distance
of the continence Is to be found a series
of strongly fortified villages, represent
ing the headquarter of tins Ngombl,
wherein number of slaves are lmprla
oned, pending the periodical visits of
traders from the L'bangl country, which
is Kimuted on the opposite side
of Iho Congo. A visit lo one of these
slave depots at tlie mouth of the Lulun
gu Uiver reveaUs a condition of sav
agery and suffering beyond all ordinary
power of di'S'.Tiptlon. At the period to
whl-jh these remarks beir reference it
wa no uncommon experience to wit
ness nt one time upward of a hundred
captives of both sexes and of all ages,
Including infants, in their wretched
mothers' arms, lying lu groups; masses
of utterly forlorn humanity, with eyes
dowucast in a stony stare, with bodies
attenuated by starvation, and with skin
of that dull gray hue, w hich among col
ored races is always indicative of phy
In eases when a suspicion existed of
mi In 'i vidua 1 captives Intention or
ability to escape, such unfortunatociea
ture wtis doomed to lie hobbled with
one foot forced through a hole cut In
the section of a log, while a spearhead
wtis driven Into the wood close beside
tho limb, rendering It impossible to
move except at the expense of lacera
tlon. Other means to Insure the prison
er's safe custody consisted iu binding
both hands above the head to the king
post of a hut. or in biiiibng the arms
and plaiting the hair lino a braid, which
was made fast to a branch- overhead.
t intervals these villages wore visited
by tho Ubniigl, who came lu large dug
out war canoes, and the process of bar
tor commenced, elephant tusks being
the medium of currency used iu the
purchase of the slaves. I'pon the eon
olusiou of this unnatural transaction,
the visitors retired, taking with them
as many of the individuals as had been
transferred to their possession in the
tedious process of bargaining. Upon
reaching their destination the captives
were iu most cases subjected to many
further ordeals, being .exchanged Into
other hands, until eventually, after
having been deliberately fattened, they
met their tragic fate, and their bodies
There Is a prevalent belief among
many of the riverine tribes or tne up
per Congo that tho flavor of human
flesh Is improved by nubmerglng the
prospective victim up to the neck In
water for two or three days previous
to the sacrifice. Indeed, upon two sep
arate occasions it was my privilege to
release several poor creatures who
were bound hand and foot to stakes In
the river. In certain native market
places, notably In the vicinity of the
l'bangl, it is an ordinary occurrence for
captives to be exposed for sale, in most
cases with tlie sinister fate in view of
being killed and eaten. Proportionate
ly, a greater number of men than wom
en fall victims to cannibalism, the rea
son being that women who are still
voting are esteemed as being of greater
value, bv reason of utility in growing
and cooking food. This rule does not
however, hold good throughout, for In
the vicinity of the Aruitni Uiver our
observations revealed a contrary order
Probably the most Inhuman practice
of all In to be met with among the tribes
who deliberately hawk the victim piece
meal while still alive. Incredible as It
may appear, the fact remains Justified
by an only too abundant proof; captives
are led from place to place in order that
individuals may have tlie opportunity
of indicating, by external marks upon
the body, the portion tliey desire to ac
quire. Tho distinguishing marks are
generally made by means of colored
clay, or strips of grass tied In a partic
ular fashion. The astounding fstoiclsin
of the victim, who thus witnesses the
bargaining for his limbs, Is only equaled
by the callousness w ith which ho walks
forward to meet ills fate, lu explana
tion of the extraordinary Indifference
thus displayed It can only be assumed
that death Is robbed of all terror, life
under conditions of slavery offering so
little attraction.--Casscll's Magazine.
Baptlam of Lore Alone Confrra the
Hoar Title of "Mumms."
"One thing Is certain," an affianced
maid announce.! with decision on the
eve of her wedding, "my husband shall
never call me 'mamma.' lie may call
mo Clara, or Mrs. Bichntds, or even
Say,' but I shall never be cnlled 'mam
ma.' It 1 a horrid, impersonal name."
We mammas who heard her only
smiled and araswered nothing nt all. for
each of ns rememtiered that she was
young, nnd that there were many, many
things that she did not know.
She did not know that when the
sweetheart had changed to the wife,
nnd the wife to the mother, there comes
a wondrous ilrst time. That first time
thnt she feels the downy head nestling
under her chin; that first time that she
feels the restless pat, pat of little feet
as she vainly tries to prison them in her
hand, she learns then that her life ha
burst Into a new nnd wonderful full
ness. In her heart there is kindled the
fire of love, and the Incense that arises
from it glorifies the whole atmosphere.
and the warmth envelops her and her
baby In nn everlasting mantle. Then
lu the dim light she sees bending ovet
her the one thnt she loves best of all,
and she reaches out her hand to him to
draw him near, that he, too. may come
within the enchanted circle; that he,
too, may breathe the sacred incense.
and be warmed by the heavenly fire.
aylng bis hand in hers they look to
gether into the now little face, but no
word comes to express the strange
sweet feelings that are surging through
them both until, bending close to her,
ho softly whispers, "Mamma."
It Is a baptism. All the sweet, Intan
gible things t h:it have been filling her
being have been caught and held iu
that word. The world may teem with
mammas, but the name to her has a
new and sacred meaning. Other names
have been given her; other promises
have been made In the giving and In the
taking, but nothing so tender, so strong.
so sweet as this, and her whole being
goes out. In a silent promise to live up
to the sacredness of that name. Wom
an's Home Companion.
J u o n
his gnu exploded, and he has lieet: so
Injured that he couldn't write." she
(ieorgiana instantly burst Into tears,
and the good old mother was keenly
disappointed that her i-ITort to comfort
liio girl bad so signally failed.- New
Archaicl'iei'e ol' ( trdnunce.
One of the oldest caiimui In exist
dice has Just been fished out of the
Isittotu of the P.ivcr Thames, near
Twickenham. This aivhaic cannon I
Indies lu length and about four and
a half Inches In diameter, being made
of bars of Iron, strengthened with
hoop of tlie same metal welded ti
Tlie curiosity of oilier euaUles suing
men to make a tood living.
The War Spirit.
"Yes. when Willie grows up
tend to net him a commission
"Which branch of the service'"
"Which branch of the service
"No. cavalry, I think. Ho looks Just
lieautifr.l on Ills rocking-horse."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Fcriiiiiidcir. About to Be Turned
Into n Colony.
Crusoe's island Is about to be turned
into a colony. Uobinsoti Crusoe, or
rather a prototype of Bobinson Crusoe,
existed under tlie uatne of Alexander
Selkirk. That Defoe knew Selkirk's
story there can be no doubt, for he
closely kept to the facts of Selkirk's
existence on the island of .luaii Fer
nandez. Kveu the story of Crusoe's
man Friday has a foumlatioituif truth,
for Selkirk rescued a stray Indian from
denth. This man had become separ
ated from a party who had landed on
the island, and hoing lost in the woods
was left behind nnd would have died
had not Selkirk discovered him.
Friday's death did not occur in such
a dramatic manner as Defoe (Inscribed
It, however, for Selkirk's retainer was
drowned while fishing.
Harreti as Iho place seemed to Sel
kirk, it contains many nourishing
spots. The fruit trees which he plant
ed have reproduced themselves, and
peaches, quinces, pears and grapes! are
in abundance. A man who had a stock
farm on Hie island for some reason
abandoned Ihe undertaking several
years ago and turned his live stock
loose. Cattle, sheep, goats and pigs are
now found iu a w ild state, so that, the
colonists are likely to have some good
The sea swarms with codfish, which
should provide occupation for anglers.
The settlers are likely to be abundant
ly supplied with meat, fish and fruit.
Tlie island, which 1 In tho Pacific
ocean, has been occupied by a few Ger
man and Chilian families, numbering
about fifteen persons in all. It is now
proposed by the Chilian government to
turn the island into a colony, and about
1.10 hardy Chilians, will form the nu
cleus of the settlement, which it is pro
posed to christen "Crusoe's Island."
The cottage which Selkirk built, and
which Defoe describes, still exists ns a
Too 1'laay to Kniigrato.
A man who was for a short time a
teacher lu a district which was devas
tated by family fends, tells in the
Washington Star some stories of that
section. When a friend once remarked
to him there, "You are teaching the.
young idea how to shoot, oh?" he an
swered: "Not at all I don't have to. They
are born that way. What I'm trying
to teach them is how not to shoot."
Many of Ihe residents of this un
promising section are not at till fond of
it, and would like to get away from it
if they could. The teacher had one
day traveled for twenty miles along the
shore of a beautiful river, and noticed
that in all that time he saw no fisher
man. Moating a man lounging near
the stream, he naked:
"Why doesn't some ono fish in tills
"Ain't any fish," answered the na
tive. "Why aren't there fish In such a nice
river as this?" Ihe teacher asked,
whereupon the native shifted his posi
tion ami said:
"Wal, now, if you could git out of this
country as easy as a fish can, do you
reckon you'd be here?"
How to Abbreviate HiOO.
The Judicial depart ment of the Ger
man empire has recently boon called
inioii to miss on the proper abbrevia
tion for I'.mmi. The common nbbrcvia
lion for IS!! I is, of course, 'HP, but Hie
German judges have decided that uo
would not do at all for the last year
year will have
toll on all German
j ,i ii re
written mil In I
sa la ry ilf
r could live
you und ini-
oil ?.ii a Week. 1 shool.l
' no- iniiK I,. J;,.,
'"'i my s.ilaiv u
'"hied to tin. i 'n
"10;,' ahum w-iiol.l
i ouiig man ,,:
a week, ami ih-n
week you are tall,
use mii. - j ar,s
Island or Lukes
Nearly one third of the
Woumlland is cover,.,;
"r, mostly it, the for
"ill! f rea h
iu of lakes.
M....L0.11 Hnrd to Teach.
Ail experienced animal trainer say:
"As a rule nionkeyn are readily truin
od, but occasionally there is one, as In
the human species, who Is a druce and
won't learn anything, is positively siu.
(lid nd refuse persistently
...lociite, "he fouiiio I'U
. . .... i,, nun in..
ous. "hey try to v,
do things which are nt
t hem w.. , i... . i.. .....
"mi in order !o ii
I'enorm as desired stead v
u"iiu i lit v i'r;i
!'eU.V. The only nvo siH-ej,
'"' which can ! Iflllir, ,. y
example nro th,. el,im,,;,nZ,.J
.., .iii- ouiaiig. The
and lo instruct them i,
" ! only llecessarv f,.
no it In
doing a t b I
.ii.. ... i
' niiiiseir an. I tiid, eltln
will Imitate him."
I," " u """l a weakness
l'P"V.er hi-, strength.
Why I Took II,. I.cparr,lre.
l olly -I never shall in,
J z fllVIJ
M in, -i i i, - v.. .. V
- " 'l lIHI Sti V,'
nioiiuil you lliust
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