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When a feller sorter packs his traps
s" ay irom home.
Whar the birds air alius singin' an' the
nuney s in the comb
Whar the sunshine is the brightest an
neari Deals all in tune
ad lire s as sweet in winter as In
rosiest days o June
Wo matter how the skies look ef th'yre
jest as bright an' blue
As the eyes with which your sweet
heart twinkled messages to you
iou ii nnd em growin' misty with
haze on field an' plain.
An' your eyes'll sorter twinkle, an' the
lids hide the rain!
Fer the distance It looks lonesome,
an though roses red an' white
Air jest as sweet off yonder, with the
dews an' with the lieht.
As the one in old-time gardens, yit
11 s nugnty iur to roam -An'
you know more of the roses in the
lime spot called "Homer'
So. packin' up fer learin' sorter makes
you tumble roun
Fer han'kerchers to dry the tears that
win come tricklin' down!
Ana though you say lfs foolishness
yit the world's so wide to roam!
An the best world fer a feller Is the
little world at home!
Hi THE GRASP OF A LION.
and then dropped me at the foot o
a big baobab tree.
"All the time I wondered at on
thing: Why didn't he kiil me? One lai
of his mighty paw would do it. liu
he was content to let me live and sue
my blood. 1 could feel his hornbt
tongue playing over my thighs and ab
domen. It caught little guests of l.i
horrible breath as It crept higner am,
higher. Nearer and nearer that ter
rible tongue crept toward mv th.ai
All the time I was as If nothing but a
disinterested spectator. . wondering
what would happen next. 1 ruddeniv
ien me carrion-soaked jaws at my
.instinctively x mew ud both arm?
and thrust them far down hi? throat
As I did so the monster snaoncd off
mree nngers from my right hand. Ter-
rined as I was I actually left the arms
hang in his mouth, thinkinsr idlv that
ne mignt suck away at them and not
kin me after all. All the time I kept
moaning, feebly, 'Dan. Dan. oh! why
can't you shoot him?'
I could distinctly feel each bite.
though it did not pain me In the lea.--t.
A feeling of strange numbness seized
each place where his horrible fangs
sank in that was how I felt it. Then
I commenced to wonder when he would
start in to eat me. I remember re
flecting that I would make rather dry
eating after he had sucked all my
All this time poor Morkel was try
ing to find me. lie had induced two
or three of the blacks to come down
from the trees where they had been
shrieking 'Nkanga! Nkanga!' (the !: n!
the lion!) just as if they wete in anv
danger. They lighted some wisps of
grass for torches, and in their iuiid
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER.
A Cool, Sturdy,; Courageous, Independent Fighter, Differing C-
' Prom His European Brother.
ong. with a tawny mane and a gnat
tail that stood up majestically.
Keep cool, keep cool." shouted Dm.
I know what it is now to be well
within the jaws of death. I know w hat
it is and how It feels to be pawed and
crunched and carried off bodily by a
raging lion yet I live to tell the tale.
No man has ever been nearer certain
ut-oiu iiiau x ana yet. escaped with his
So spoke Ernest Brock man. He hurt and I remember how funny it sn Jed
Jusi come from the heart of Africa. I As ne approached, rifle In hand, the
w here he had been w ith an engineer- I beast raised his head to see who was
ing party settine ud a teletrranh vs. coming. By this time my groin was
tern. The wreck of a man. timid as rn"re P"'P- The lion faced abut. M .r
a child, living over day and night his K' leveled his rifle and fired. The iiun
horrible experience. Once he had been staggered back a few paces he ha J
strong and lusty and fearles. In im been hit in the eye. The ball had come
he will be so again, for the lion's bites out of nls Jaw. breaking it. Vor-
la his thigh missed the great artery Ktl tried to reload. He was in urh a
by an eighth of an inch. desperate hurry that his rifle got Jan--
It was in October last that Brock- med and he found himself practically
man, a big six-fotoer of 2S wont tn ! helpless
Africa. The party's obiect was to tak The rest of the story is fully as ter-
the wire right up to Lake Tanean. rible. They were hundreds of mil: s
yika. Brockman's dutv was tn follow from civilization, and the nearest do
the line as it was put ud and test tor was almost as far. But the blacks.
the wire to see that it workeri all rirhr d by Morkel. got Brockman there
The only other white man in the nartv Kvery one of his wounds had mortified
which Brockman led was a stout-heart. There was no ether or chloroform
(By Poultney Bigelow, Special Corre
spondent of the London Times.)
The American regular is different
from anything I have yet encountered
in the armies ..f Europe. The Russian
has abundance of courage; the German
is unequalled far discipline: the French
man is a. lusty antagonist when all goes
wen. ana or them all the Hungarian
has the most dash and pluck com
bined. I leave out Tommy Atkins, for
he is our nist cousin. The American
soldier is of a different composition
from any of these. To get an idea of
tne American regular the European
would have to make a composite pic
ture containing something of the Boer
of South Africa and something of the
English ojtfcer who has seen . rough
work in India.
The ground element of the European
soldier is the peasant. Tn America there
are not and never have been peasants,
and consrtiuently our enlisted men
have wh My lacked the element of do
cile servility which makes discipline in
continental armies comparatively easy.
The American regular gets a min
imum jay of $13 a month small, to be
sure, considering the average rate of
wages in civil life. Yet not only is it
sufficient to attract good men to the
service, but it holds then practically
of artillery that would opet-hould
crazy transport so soon a party
have cot the bulk of our li
under way for the shore.ihls trip
Every private who werr nis om
kiifw the situation as vis silence
cers. There was an y talk on
on shore, and no unnf
board board, and
We had no bluejack of the civil
had therefore to mal t, four men.
ian crew of the trohn Donovan
with a coxswain nan knew well
This same John hore he would
that if he were cargent or pirate
be treated as a his crew or un
along with the if But John Don
uniformed filibifl his head about
ovan never bcinore than to re-
international 'as a thoroughbred
member thatoating or citizenship.
Irishman, wiontempt for the "da
and a profors not of his own akin
to" and al
and kidne was a splendid picture
John D he stood up In the stern
of manh'hoat. steering with his
of the and guiding his crew to
long phought the surf least dan
wnere's was not saying much, for
geroort was anchored off a coral
the ending as far as the eye could
ree each direction. The waves
reAlgh on this reef, and the men
yjO spring out of the boats and
them ashore for a distance of
The Quality which I m Dressed me most
In tVm roo-.ilaro t T.mal WIS the HV.
oroo-o imiii.. ., j jr.irvl senno rf tans one hundred yards, borne or
- I wa iiiiiiihviivc anu rzr - .... . .
ght Morkel was Just able to make cut course I do not coirpare them here- boats capsized outngnt, and in
he lion standing over me. He was with picked volunteer h"t 'ith trooph case there were many minutes
enormous, gaunt brute fully ten e t of Kurran armies In America the-nen me ainerem crewa were up iu
are no guard or ell troops in the Itneir necks in tne Dreakers. noiuing
ropean sense and ne regiment of i aloft their rifles and wondering why
ulars is presums'y Just as goo- the Spaniards did not seize this oppor-
atiy other at lea from the comre tunity of shooting them to pieces,
ing general's pnt of view. I a As there were not enough deck hands
never heard a regular officer to on the transport to row more than one
man or even offensive lanpeen small boat at a time, the commander
him- on the contrary, I ha be. called for volunteers. There was no
struck by th-- wholesome ret say lack of them from among the privates,
tween officer and men. I e regi- One of them was my German friend
as much f. certain volu Buerger, who had served in the Franco-
ments at .amp Alger. jat men German war. had then served in the
It is friuent,y imaglrud a high United States navy, had been trans-
accustonie' to much liberare there- ferred to the army, and had already
standard personal con.l than are served Uncle Sam eighteen years. I
fore mor' difficult to ca. who are had many a chat with him during the
troops . le those of Jreated much trip, and found him one of the few
accustrred at home tc happy men I have ever met. He loved
ike c",e Ot tally wun me service, naa no iue ui uems any
ed Irishman. Daniel Morkel. The rest.
ov in an. were blacks.
Deep, deep in the heart of the great
ic-resi or on palms and rubber trees
they made their first camp. Brock-
man lived In a tiny hut ten feet square. I ! he got well. He still hobbles about
Morkel had another, and the natives
inrew up some rough shacks for them
selves. Stout poles formed the skele
tons of the huts, and walls were simply
pieces of matting woven out of shred
ded bamboo. Each hut had an inner
My .xperience do several illus- thing else than a regular soldier, spoke
this ew. I could 'that has hap- English with a strong native accent.
trati'S from the ktes In this war. was proud of the German emperor, but
pene t the Unite-if any tro-ps in thought Germany was going to the
For instance. I dr so long a time devil from too much government.
Kur pe were eve discomfort so ex- Buerger stepped into his seat, picked
compelled to livssary as tie bulk up hts gweep anj pulled for the Cuban
tr ine and so u,,)Ut Tampa I have 8nore with mechanical ease and am-
of the regimenuct, of wht I saw phiMousness. There were one hundred
a ready retaile(t, camp. an. do not and 8ix 80ldlers altogether on board,
hlle living ij lnat palnfu chapter. and aDOut half of them went ashore,
propose to re . nowever.l did not wnie the other half lined the bulwarks
tsut it was a long joo. says tr.e vie- I uurms -m.rOU9 preacn oi tne transport meir rines reauy.
X eht after nieht I lived over nar or anv, KftVe heet it was hard to say which was tne
STAMPS BY THE MILLION.
There is not a little rare and cur!- j
reading to be found in the occasio
copies of the Havana newspapers t! it
now and then dr.Lble thioueli i ir
blockade. Copies of La Luiha. t -cently
received but already many da s
old. are particularly rich in ouditi 8
of Havana journalism.
One is immediately struck by ti
marvelous meagerness of the news r I
latlng to the war, but for this the ce i.
sor is doubtless largely responsibl -.-The
only reference to the blockade ri
one number is a three line "officia '
notice that only two American shij
are in sight of the port of Havana.
To make up for this, however,
leading article headed "Piracy of th
Worst Kind" is devoted to the particu
lars of the capture of the steamer Ar
gonauta. with Spanish officers and sol
diers on board who, by the way. at.
simply described as "passengers."
After roundly denouncing the Amer
lean officers and sailors as no bettei
than pirates in their treatment of tin
passengers and crews of all captured
vessels, of whom they are said to have
spared neither men nor women, the I
article continues: "Let us tell what
Happened to the passengers on the
Th war series of stamps soon to be
isf.ue ' under, the war revenue act will
te tb daintiest, most urtistic-, and at
ilit; si- nc time the most dignified, of all
tum; i issued by the government. In a
ew -eks you will see them attacked
o net ly everything sold at the drug
. tores in "put up" packages, to all
rts f documents and to many other
' fi.cgs commonly handled. They will
i jim ' come well nigh as familiar as
t e or linary postage stamp. Since any
a iem t to reproduce the designs for
II u.tidting purposes would result in
tVn 84 izure of all newspapers so of-
.din. a pen picture must suffice,
GIRLS NOW WIELD BROOMS.
Those flowing sleeves for elrls ares
unusually pretty this year, but, Judg-
ing from a conversation I chanced to r
overhear the other day, they sre drlv-
ing th girls with scrawny arms to
. 'liotf to be most commonly seen will
b the proprietary and documentary
at,esiv stamps. They will be slightly
lajtjer han the two-cent postage
t.'tmp, i nd printed upon the same good
Qm lity jf white paper not the green
pa t-- n'W used in tobacco, cigarette
an k cisur stamps. The longer edges
foit-i the top and bottom, the designs
ruiliing lengthwise with the surface.
On he proprietary stamps beneath an
arc tearing the Inscription "United
Argonauta. On seizing the ship the sta s Internal Revenue" stands boldly
he had to endure, conscious and
screaming, the cutting away of every
bit of diseased fleph. For weeks he
hovered between life and death. Tho'
the doctor told him his case was hope-
on sticks, but in time he will be him
wan of twisted grass and a roof of ' a man threw me into spasms of tr
the same material. ror. My mind and reason were all bit
On a fateful day Brockman went Rone. I, who had been a giant:
bunting with two or three of the blacks strength, was like a little child."
and they had pretty fair luck, getting
that hnrritiio tTwrionro The da m- I pline. Ther ih men. Ot no at- most" daneerous. to remain on the shiD
.. --------- " . - " : oB -- i.o.loiiar- V,.w L
Innutii"' I o & u asfiurtf. duiu rir van ruuusn
ming of a door, the sudden appearanc
' fAmnf X Q . ... nm-ir. tne CUIII- I AH 4 rw, . i ri 1 o (wa. .lint frnm th.
. I n-.r.cirnent wV gust i Ujjore could send the rotten old paddle-
ooat to tne uottom in me laciioins ui
4 p. m. The nail hands built
a big bonfire, and in front of it sprawl
ed Brockman and Morkel. swapping
stories and smoking. They occupied
themselves in this way until 10 p. m..
wnen Brockman announced that he
was going to bed.
"Good night." said he. and five min
utes later quiet ruled this little camp
in me neart or Africa.
Two hours later Brockman awoke
with a start
When General Grant came to
panies in. had'
was anr; Iatlng t
tunity ("., ure
they fe' ian f'' themselves
like methr0Jhwor'n about ,mat"
to the arf .onJor' In son,e 'tne
ters o'ltire cm fo ppened lQ have
rerlrr-19 -f Joting the matter
the ,4ortunity OIhelght of the men
the avera .na. nrevaila
decl"dlJ" n,glL!r seen guard mount-
eign regimehaps the largest propor
tions havenen. but outside of the
tion of tjbt if any regiment of the
Guards Viy has so large a propor
Russiam built, tall men as say the
tion ofwenty-first United States
I Aire of Boer and Englishman
ttee the English officer represents
birit of the enterprise, courage and
t'breeding. The Boer, on the other
6. typifies the element of silent.
rules, and these few are such as he
can thoroughly understand. I was so
fortunate as to accompany the first
American expedition which had fight
York to live he found to his 6 light
that he was accepted as a citizei who
had gained world-wide fame at J who
was to be one of America's imr-'rtals.
And yet many a time this nia;. who
stood side by side, and on an r'juality
almost with the rulers of Eurt'f-e at the
time he made his tour arnd the
The hyenas were howl-I world, passed up and down evr streets.
Ing dismally all around the camp. The often recognized, sometimes saluted,
brutes were afraid to come too near. tut without any such demor-tration of
It was only the noise they made that acknowledged greatness as Ae was no
worried the weary workers. Brock- customed to meet with In ither parts,
man jumped up. He decided to got out It was not because Xev York City
and have a pot shot at them in the d'd not know and fully appreciate the
hope of driving the nuisances away, greatness and the servis of General
Once he changed his mind and went Grant, but it was becave even the
back to his hut and to bed. Let him greatest in this city. wbn thrown into
tell what followed in his own words: the throng, lose something of their in
"I awoke again at 2 o'clock, sud- dividuality and identity and become
denly conscious that something was a iart of the moving mass of human
moving back and forward beneath my ity.
tterf Jnct aa mv fine-a u-Aro haAmlnn Twn nra tt pft tha dwrptflrr of the
riur I hoorii a ir.no- l-.ii.-i injrik. I iaiirv irvtn n Tai-iido ntnp tn Iged. unpolished, clear eyed, home
arlo an iff sniff cratinr . tho din. Vnrb on hiiKin. of the utrnost-un. and cares less still for being
ness of my room. In the twinkling of importance. At his hotel capitaiistoverned against his will L The Ameri-
an eve I realized that death wa at who cot-ld command millions called -can soiaier is worried vy
hand a man-eating lion was under my him and did him honor. At the s
bed. treasury building he was surrour
"I was conscious of everything: I by a group who were discussing
could not utter a sound. Horror par- him a plan by which at least 0 n
dyzed my faculties. The mighty throb- could be raised or guaranteed b
bings of my heart felt as if they would sunset and sunrise. i.nen
burst it. Terror seized my limbs and When he walked the stre-ners
made me faint. My breath choked in stopped and looked at him '
my lungs. The lion was slowly crawl- even followed him that they
Ing out from under the bed. what manner of man he rom .n's
"He could smell me! He sniffed along afternoon Mr. Carlisle wal11 Wall
the edge of the bed. a bit puzzled by office down Broadway tt " many
the mosquito curtains that hung over street to Broad. recogr'i,h QUi-k
It. I must do something quickly. In- persons who nodded to-'arance to
stinctively. like a child afraid of the informal courtesy. H' n came
dark. I pulled the blankets and pillows day. as on every dsd no especial
over me and hid my head in them. to Xew York to live,
"'Purr! purr: went the lion. He comment. aslon Mr. Car-
had discovered me. One mighty paw Upon the forme'"tical and ad
shot out and slapped me on the right lisle was a man- stranger in New
shoulder. Once again it shot out and ministrative por- here was deemed
dragged me bodily off the bed. bed- York, and his pi- one of u- and
clothes and all. Blood streamed out an honor. To nlm fn that sense
from my wounded breast. The beast every man r-- no more,
greedily lapped it and began sucking as an equaMBan. who in the la?t
at the terrible gash in my Fhoulder for Mr. pierpatcned tne Kotnscniicis
six years great nnanciers oi ine
or any no'"mity and far-reach-world
Ip-iences of his financial
ing crs. a man in the financial
achievxwr that almost inspires
world but not enmity, is neverthc
jealcv from those distinctive and
les recognitions which it is evl
per. Howells regards as essential
de full acknowledgment of llt
water, with no means of saving life
except by swimming amid sharks and
There was a moment when about a
dozen regulars stood alone upon the
Cuban beach while the small boats
were struggling through the surf to
take off more men. But never was
there among these or any of those
in iurot e. 1 hman appeared to be h,o followed the sUghtest hesitation to
" where eve8 ln Mght. Both '"',ow e raM bv the of icers.
ne feet nine seem to b. decidedly The woods had not been reconnoitered
r.icers and 'respect to average for- Previous to landing. They had not even
1 1 1 r i I tiavA .An -i no kmc- i 1 " ---- j " J - -
Nevertheless, this handful of soldiers
at once commenced skirmishing into
the unknown, and soon enough the
bullets commenced to sing about our
These were not picked men. They
were taken as they happened to come.
regu the reference to the compos- The commander did r.ot ask for vol
unteers to start from Tampa, or even
for the first landing party. He had
to select men to pull the sweeps, not
because any were more brave than
the rest, but simply because of their
knowledge of rowing. Every man who
was in that fight on that day was In.
telligent enough to know that his
chances of seeing home again were
hopelessly small. The mere idea of
landing fifty men on an unknown beach
in the neighborhood of a strong gar
rison was enough to stamp the enter
enemy swarmed over the side, poniards
in hand, like fierce buccaneers and be
fore taking charge of their prize, or
even approaching the captain, hastened
to loot the baggage of the passengers.
plundering all alike of whatever money
they had, either In their valises or on
their persons. From a Portuguese ladv
they tore the rings from her fingers
and robbed her of $5,000 in gold an.1
Spanish bank notes which she had in
a satchel, which she attempted to con
ceal under her skirt.
"Having finished the work of rillasre.
the pirates cast loose of the ship's
boats, into which they hustled all their
prisoners, all the while heaping on
them the grossest abuse and indigni
ties. Before casting off the boat, not
content with the infamies already com
mitted, they turned the steam hose on
their victims. How worthy these
wretches of being officers In the navy of
the country of Lincoln!"
The article clones with the comfort
ing reflection that the nations of Eu
rope will know of these "acts worthy
of pirates, but unworthy of sailors who
pretend to represent the honor of their
A dispatch dated Matanzas and
adorned with a rude cut of rifle shell,
tells with whimsical particularity how
the projectile fired from the American
fleet waa unearthed by a committee of
distinguished citizens. officially ap
pointed for the purpose. The narrative.
which takes the form of a regular
proces verbal, describes minutely how
the committee "proceeded to the ex
traction of the projectile." which fell,
"in connection with others." in the
patio of Xo. 30 Calle de San Fernando.
The "extraction" which it Is declared
was only accomplished with much la
bor, took place in the presence of sun
dry military dignities whose names are
Dewey's victory at Manila Is disposed
of in a four-line di&patch, dated Manila
and headed. "The First Battle The
American Fleet Routed. The Cavlte
fleet has heroically fought the Amer
ican fleet, which retired badly dam
aged." By way of preparing the pub
lic for the truth a paragraph in an
other column states that there is "some
anxiety" in Madrid over the result of
Prices of all sorts of provisions are,
of course, enormous, condensed milk
being quoted at SI in gold per can.
Curiously enough, however, we find an
advertisement adorned with a pictur
esque cut of a mare donkey and foal,
which states that "asses' milk, deliv
ered at your residence, is now cheaper
than ever." Little herds of she asses
milked from door to door are one of
the most familiar sights in Havana.
out ! witri characteristic dienitv an.l
gra.. . a typical United States first-class
battii-srir. under full steam, riding a
rest. ss s.-a beneath a canopy of fleecy
cloudy. The documentary stamp shows
the i sure of a goddess with flowing
rlbes' she holds in one hand an old
mod battleship, and In the other a
The Jesins were happily selected by
t'h:ef Johnson of the bureau of En
traviii? and printing, because of the
enspij uous part thus far played in this
v ar fc the American man-of-war, even
b-fore the formal declaration of hos
tilities, was made. The perforations
stpara! ng the stamps on the whole
sheets - ill not be round like the "pin
hole" perforations of postage stamps,
but whii: are called "knife blade" per
fo.atior.fc They will be dashes Instead
of dots. anJ when torn through will
leave s raight rather than saw-tooth
m ue ei me resigns win appear upon
all denominations of the two official
Issues t roprlttary and documentarv
of tdhes-ve stamps. The only difference
win oociir in the tints and numerals
to denofr fllft'erent denominations and
the Inset ptlon to characterize each of
the two xries. as said. In these bits
of o ficia. engraving you will shortly
see tome tints never before used on
stamps, i 'ncle Sam's great variety of
inks has uJready been exhausted, and
some novelties are being experimented
You will be sVuck by the oddity of
.. - ir. iui'i.i euiiuminations. r or
instatce, t! ere will be, one-eight, one- j 8 sleepr going and coining fro
fourth, th -e-eighths. five-eighths, i, capo.
distraction. I didn't mean to play th
eavesdropper, but I m glad now that I
ves within hearing distance, for I made
a discovery which I am sure will be of
Interest. You see. the sleeves are very
transparent, and that Is why the group
of girls seemed filled with woe. They
were all talking about how thin their
arms were and discussing tennis and
golf as a means of rounding them out.
"Gold never In the world will do It.
girls, nor tennis either." exclaimed one
plump-looking miss the only plump
one, by the way. In the group. Look
at my arm." and in a trice she had
unsnapped her cuff links and, whisk
ing the pink pique sleeve to her shoul
der, displayed a beautifully mo !? J
arm, dimpling in soft rounded cur'
"Yes. but yours were gifts of ti
gods, cried a scrawny one. "You i n t
know what it means to be both - 1
l do, too: v asn t I almost a sn
crow a year ago? You remember i
thin I was for months after
school. I tried everything tennis,
massage and physical culture. un,j
didn't really care a fig whether I 1.
plump arms or skinny ones."
"But do tell us what you did do flni i
ly to bring about such id.ally love y
"I not only 'did.' but I still 'do r
every day of my life. Xow don't lauai
wnen l ten you that I have swept m
sitting and bed room five time every
mornig since last august. Haven't you
noticed that housemaids nearly always
have rounded, shapely arms? The idea
popped Into my head one duy while
Xita was sweeping the halls, f-he had
her sleeves rolled up. so I saw her arm
from shoulder to wrist, and it was the
most beautiful In symmetry that I
have ever seen.
"I Just didn't wait another minute,
but bounded up the stairs into mam
ma's room and told her that I had made
a discovery, and that she mast go
right down town and order a load of
Imported brooms. I began that vry
hour. I swept my room over and over
again. It tired me most .to death, too.
My hack ached, my head hurt and the
next morning I found the muscles of
my arms were so sore I could not dress
"In a week's time I noticed an Im
provement. My arms were more firm,
and before a month had gone by I
noticed an improvement. My arms were
more firm, and before a month had
gone by I was in the seventh heaven
of delight. But. just think, .Riils. I
haven't neglected this exercise but
twice since I began, and ttien I uas on
and 4 c-f it proprietary, one-half 1 "f course it's an awful mother but
2. 3, 4 C. 1 and 50 cent $1, $3. Jj and whn bne Considers the comfort it
tlO decumr ntary stamps. The tint- brings, why, yon never once think
will in ludrf three each of blue, brown, i about that. I just hop out of bed Intu
red an-1 gre n, and a number of other ' mv tolJ plunge, and then the swetp
novelti -s in .irange and lemon. You wil i lr comes right after. It really Is a
pills, lo'engf and cough drops put up
before :).. luts Individual proorietarv
stamps lave ln designed for those
manufaiiurtr 'v ho prefer them.
-T-1. . . . .
m oc- o'i- ,w ni awumentary stamps
tiptop exercise all over for one, too.
My cheeks are all aglow when I finally
poke the broom away.
"How many brooms do you rerkon
I've worn out? Just five, that's all.
and my carpet has been renovated
twice. So you see it is not anv more
will be i e. n ! if dhiarily upon telegraph i ecenomlcal than gomg to the physical
r- - - - - i . . . . . . .
u. ...li. c.ni.. n,i .n .n Th prise as equal in aanger to mat or
more. Every time 1 moved he bit me
more furiously. I half raised on my
knees. The brute hit me a little (at
with his paws which nearly broke my
"I fell back and the beast began to
suck my blood again, champing his
chops over the feast. Then he dropped
me. and placing one big paw on my
chest he raised his head proudly and
roared three or four times in triumph.
Ass Ka rkQ ra HtA1 oianv ttAffam tkj-tlfA
loose outside. The blacks knew that'll- R" w f rd-, -to-do farmer
a lion was upon them! frank,,in ,lle ' " ,E.uffer1n 'rom. a
They were firing their guns liirfident whlrh befell him a few davs
mad. The wonder was that they
not kill themselves or me. I fo
out afterward the first thing they,
was. to swarm up the nearest it.
where they sat chattering with -He
The first roar woke Morkal. tout,
drew on his trousers and rus the
rifle in hand. The loud purart's
brute that was lapping my
blood guided him. ' cried;
"'Brockman. Brockmanys sake!"
where are you? Speak, fontely un-
"I heard him. I was ar hurried
able to utter a sound. he knew,
around the hut. and he matting
There was a great holtw that the
walls of the hut. Hwas his prey!
lion was inside and tyther side and
He ran around to
Kimon awn me (Uegan to pray.
-And Just theryws. with the sip
There in the lienfis reeking tongue,
ping suck made life passed before
1 prayed. My t I had done wrong
me. I realized I never had prayed
things. I pr.vjf11eh '1,unt how cu
;uld lie there
Mtjse or pain
. - my nesn anu
V 4Sen Morkel
till K C . .!.
his Til"; ""V
r . Aif w
W - - - rw
f -or He almost leaped in
I I in a moment be was
A Lai still in his reeking
J J bounded along through
i ago. Mr. Card has among his stock
a handsome black heifer, which has
been a great pet of the family and
which has shown great Intelligence in
many ways. One of Its many intelli
gent acts is to come to the pasture bars
at a regular hour each evening and
call to be taken home; yet if the bars
are let down by any person other
than Mr. or Mrs. Card it will not move
out of the pasture until bidden to do so
by the master or mistress of the house.
Mr. Card went to "the pasture the
night of the accident and was gone
longer than usual. Mrs. Card was be.
ginning to wonder at his delay, when
she was astonished to hear the black
heifer calling loudly at the kitchen
window. Somewhat startled by this
unexpected action of the animal, Mrs.
Card went out to see where her hus
band was. He was not in sight, but
thinking he might have stopped to
repair a fence or something of the
kind she turned to drive the heifer to
the tie up. Much to her amazement
the heifer had started back toward the
pasture, and Mrs. Card followed in an
attempt to turn it back. A short chase
brought her to where her husband lay
flat upon his back in the lane. He
seemed to have just awakened from
slumber, but before she could express
her thoughts of such strange actions
tiansport used carried two companies
of the First regular infantry, and we
were gone about six days. The men
during that time had apparently as
much liberty as though on a picnic.
Guard was mounted at night, for rea
harbor of Santiago by sinking the Mer
rlmac In the channel under the fire
from the Spanish forts.
The secret of this peculiarly Ameri
can attiuds toward danger Is in the
sons that all could understand, but habit our men have of acting Individ,
during the day officers and men were ually. The American habitually takes
at liberty to seek rest and recreation care of himself, where the European
as much as they chose. The harshest is more apt to Invoke the help of a po-
rule made during that voyage was that liceman. The American of the western
no one should smoke between decks, part of this country is not prone to risk
This was ordered not from any prece- his rights to the slow and fickle Justice
dent in the navy, but for the very good of the law courts, especially where the
reason that our cargo was largely made judge is suspected of political ambi-
up of hay bales, which were on the tion. Consequently the American type
same deck as the sleeping quarters of includes a man who venerates, the con-
a large portion of the men. stitutlon of the United States In the
Xot a single man had a bunk or a abstract, but carries a six shooter in
hammock during the entire trip. There tae of accident.
was room for very few down below. This forlorn hope of fifty men was at-
Most of the two companies had to sleep tacked from an ambush by a force es.
on the two upper decks, which In this timated at several hundred. It might
particular craft were open to the have been several thousand for aught
weather. Thus when it rained and it these men cared. They had a splendid
did rain very hard off the Cuban coast opportunity for running away in a
the men sleeping on the decks had to panic, they were In the thick forest,
get up and stand huddled together where they could see but little of the
through the night at least, until the enemy and still less of their fellows.
rain was past. Most of them were I They had reason to think they might
drenched through several times. I be cut off from their boats, and they
However, most of them were so glad "newr that If they did reach the beach
to get away from Tampa and see some
thing of actual service that they found
These same men had traveled some
three or four thousand miles by rail
before reaching Tampa, had been
twelve days on the journey, during
alive the boats on hand were not
enough to hold them all. They were
not fighting elbow to elbow, and the
rattle of the enemy's bullets was rain-
fully sharp and continuous.
Theoretically the German officer as
sumes that under such conditions men
had been treated worse are apt to run away, mat mey must
This I mention here onlv be held well in hand if they are to
in parenthesis to illustrate how men stand, in me case I am rererring to
of so much Intelligence and familiarity not oniy were me men in an extended
with ronil livine are able to submit to skirmisn line tnrougn tnick unfler-
treatment which would be regarded as orusn. uui mey mrw mm nu reserve
barbarous by officers in the Russian were on nano to support mem. and.
On the afternoon of May 11, at 3
o'clock, these two companies of United
States infantry were ordered to disem
bark from the transport and go ashore
to fight anything that happened to pre
sent itself. Our expedition had been
moreover, that they could expect no
assistance from the transport by rea
son of the fact that those afloat could
not shoot without danger cf hitting
their own men.
Spain's Aristocratic Cadets.
The Spanish naval cadet is selected
from the upper classes. Sons of officers
in service or retired constitute the ma
jority, although any one who is in
proper physical condition, a Roman
Catholic and a Spanish subject. Is sup
posed to be eligible. Outside the sons
messagei. and garter and sleeping car
wc-Ktis. meigreat variety of denom
inations ip td tlO will be seen upon all
sorts of rear estate and legal docu
ments. bi'' of. aJIng et?.
About t-vo-ttuus of the force em
ployed on he ne- stamps are women,
mostly yoijog Iris, selected because they
are much more neat, careful and dex
trous ror delicate work than is the or
dinary man. To keep the wheels run
ning fast enough to fill the variety of
new orders necessitated by the revenu
act, the force of the great bureau of
printing and engraving has been In
creased to nenrly 1.700. By making
two shifts Chief Johnson f.ays he can
turn out 11,000,000 of the new stamps
Transforming the Drum.
Into the American households at last
has the war come. The drum that in
strument Of martial sound haa been
of officers, however, tne finds only the transformed Into one of the most nec-
cniidren or protessionai men in tne essary articles of the home-the scrap
list, occasionally the family of a trades- basket. Work boxes and work bas-
man being represented. This is far kets. too. are with a little - Ingenuitv
different from the Un;ted States, where made out of the same Implements of
the members of the Annapolis Naval the band and of the march.
academy come from all walks of life. - Bul IitUe labor Is required to fit
As the navy Is very popular with the lne drums to thfir new vocation. If
culture rnadarn, after all. but It's
great deal more gratifying In the tnd."
"But how on earth do ou do it."
asked one of the thin gills. "1 don't
know how to hold a broom."
"Hold It the best way you ran That's
all the information I can give," laush
ed the pink bud. "But you want to
buy those with good large sticks, be
cause they do not cramp one's hand
so. You must wear chamois gloves,
or your palms will be blistered, and
get some silk dust caps to slip over
your hair. You've no ld-a how funny
one looks gotten up so. And If you go
to work wun a long skirt on it will
make you ever so tired dragging it
around over the floor. Put on a golf
skirt; they are Just lovely for sweep
ing." The thin girls were profuse In their
thanks, and went away rejoicing.
people, there Is a gteat demand for
entrance, and the beginning of each
school year finds far more applicants
than can be accommodated at
training school. One reason is
possiDie tor sentiment s sake. If noth
ing else drums that have actually seen
service are preferable, but if an old
the I arum cannot he procured, a fresh new.
that I miniature one. direct from a shop.
the army and navy circles are as pop- Rlistenig all over In Its gorgeousness of
ular in the United States from a social bright paint, will do. Any size is al
standpoint. and officers are everywhere lowable. and the adornment thereafter
received with the utmcst cordiality at 13 nmuea oniy py me taste and skill
festivities and other society events. It or ,nf air war entnusiast
is a very pleasing life to be stationed
at Madrid, Cadiz or any of the larger
cities, all of which have a numerous
garrison, while all the more important
Spanish harbors in time of peace con
tain one or more warships, the officers
being allowed ample time for recrea
tion on shore. Another reason is that
the number of physicians and legal
practitioners is extremely small in
Spain, and the opening for young men
in this respect is very limited.
The question of caste, such an Im
portant part of the social system, de
ters the young Spaniard from engag
ing in trade of any kind unless he is of
the mercantile class. Even then many
endeavor to avoid an occupation which
they consider obnoxious, by entering
the service. As the pay of oftK-ers is
fairly good, and they are, of course.
provided for at the expense of the gov-
ernment. lire on board ship and in a
garrison has many charms in time of
peace. Consequently, it is not strange
that the officers, as already Intimated.
represent the highest class of the Span
ish people, and number not a few sci
ons of nobility in their ranks.
The first step Is .to cut out one end
not knock it out. mind you. as that
would loosen the strings and break un
ine arum s entire structure. This excis
ion should be done carefully, and with
Judgment. Then the interior should
be lined with silk, sateen or cretonne
Bands of ribbons should be tied around
the outside, and In the same fashion
as ribbon is tied around any basket
and the metamorphosis should be fin
ished off with huge bows, tied In the
most artistic manner.
What are known as "baby drums"
are made, ln the same fashion, into
very tiny scrap baskets to stand on
th? feminine writing table, and yet
anotner use ior tne transformed drum
is as a "hair receiver." to be placed
on my lady's dressing table. "Baby
drums," too, must be used for these.
Powers come to the tool. It is faith
that begins to shove the plane or to
drive the pen soon there Is more than
faith, there is power, execution, success.
Beauty cannot be monopolized: wher
ever it appears humanity claims it as
Impersonal, a possession forever and
While European Russia will neeH onlv
roasting along the Cuban shore from forty-five years or so. Germany about I He went to thee and
Havana an me way to cauanas. ume sixty-five years. Austria-Hungary sev-
thirty odd miles to the westward. To enty years. England eighty years and
measure the courage of the men who Italy 110 years, it will take France over
here went ashore we must understand 860 years to double Its population,
just how much danger there was ln What signifies the loss of Alsace Lor-
the undertaking from their own point ralne's 1,500.000 souls compared with
of view. the loss France suffers every day? In
Presumably the Spanish garrisons all the last five years the German popula-
the way from Havana to Cabanas knew tion has increased by 3.000,000. who are
of our presence. If they did not it was every one fully Get man. France mean-
their fault, for we coasted near to shore while has increased her people by only
the whole day on a very conspicuous 175,000. who are not even of French na-
paddle steamer painted red. tionallty.
We anchored within a half mile of The Increase of a nation Is of the ut-
shore and disembarked a dozen regu- most Importance to the success of Its
lars on a beach of which we knew I country. It has meant much in the
Do not I fight for thee, my country dear
Who am a woman weak and must re
And through my tears trace, day by I are any
aay, me stain
Of life blood on my father's battle gear?
He went to thee, and I, too young to
Could only dimly feel my mother's pain.
how he came
Nature is a corporation; all are stock
holders entitled to dividends, if there
The latest method of purifying water
Is by means of electricity.
New Use For X-Rays.
Imitation diamonds can t.e quickly
and readily distinguished by means of
the X-rays. Under the Roentgen ra
diation diamonds are extremely trans
parent, while the highly refracting
gia used in Imitations Is ilm"t per
fectly opaque. Th!fr fact, put strik
ing In evidence recently by t sprr.T!r-f.tt -by
Sfr Willtsm Crookes, makes it pos
sible for dealers and purchaser 1j de
tect false gems.
It was while experimenting with va
rious substances seen under the Roent
gen rays that this Interesting and val
uable discovery was made. Sir Wil
liam Crookes. as a result of his In
vestigation, has produced a photograph
in which a black diamond set in a
gold frame, and a large Delhi diamond
of a fine pink color, together with a
Imitation In glass of a pink diamond,
are shown as they a pear when exposed
to the X-rays for a few seconds.
The result, as pictured by the leisure
Hour, cf London, shows that the dia
monds permitted the rays to pass thro
them, while the glass stommped them
As the experimenter explains. It Is not
essential that a photograph should t
taken In order to exhibit the difference
of transparency of diamonds and glass
for Roentgen radiation, for if the three
objects had been placed between a
source of the rays and a phosphores
cent csreen the shadows would be
thrown upon the screen and appear as
the objects do In the photographs.
The Hawaiian commisslcners who are
to constitute the government of those
islands will not be appointed until after
the adjournment of congress. As recess
appointees they can proceed Immedi
ately to the execution of governmental
functions, though open to confirmation
when congress reconvenes.
Lieutenant Peary has arrived at Sid
ney, C. B., on his way to the Antlo
rerions. He says he Is confident that he
will reach the north pole this time, but
he may consume four years in doing It.
Grove City miners of Pennsylvania
have returned to work.
t ees he gave
t9 get me on his back.
i - .... min-lnv
V V there I was heples
- uonering how long I
1 ... . Anltf a
felt no i.. -
IV. M 'Vioslty.
v ' J L.Ti'1 th world like a
r ? r leased w'th hlmeelf
.f . a.revAs he ran re fu"r,
1 AS tne niuoo
willb? .lrontd me
known t ;,-
his feet with his hand upon the region
of his heart.
"Mrs. Card." he said laughing. "I
know now exactly how Jim Corbett
felt when Fitzsimmons landed on his
in the twentieth.
Mr Card spoke cheerily and arose to! nothing excepting that it was about a I nineteenth century; It will mean more 'therefor
ine: to our Cuban guides, ther was
or had been a garrison of 2,000 Span
lards. According to all the probabilities, a
solar plexus. He felt like a Spanish . spanisn rorce would De on nand to ois
fortif.cation hit by a Yankee shot. It P"te our landing. Those first few men
Oh, that the memory would not stay so
Would I might still my feeble woman
And as a warrior-man strike blow for
Not wage with self, and in more des
An inner war. a battle tierce and stow.
The while I meet my love's id. ques.
And calm and quiet freely answer. "Go."
m m .
It Is announced that the annual har
vest of flies Is diminishing in number,
and not less surprising O the reason
PMJTr WALLS CEILIPJGS.
HURAL0 WATER COLOR PAINTS
FOR DECORATING WAIU) AND CflllNOt SS'SitKSirS MURALO
paint aaalwud do "r eorto. Ttai mttorlal BigD MMkH u ttm applied wtlk
Millwtf la tBty-t( lull aad vara aquailf aa wall Ut
brush and bauum mm aaxd aa Caoaaai.
oald or hot w.rr
uJ?a m?,,'MOU3kUFLF COM,H " U tern caaaot porthaM tbla malarial tram tout
local daaiara lat aa know aaa wa will pal roa la tike aaj at etnaiaiaa i
THE MURALO CO.. NEW BRIGHTON. B. I.. NEW YORK.
A writer in the Electrical
I Review says: "Entomologists report
I that of late years the annual crop of
. . ... 1 A I I J I I . . ...
rtussia nas tried experiments with ""'"''s mpiuiy anu sieaauy.
aluminum shoes for cavalry horses. A lne ,moBl universal adoption of elec-
He you say jrou like a manly man.
What is your Idea of a manly man?
fehe ell, for instance, one who don't
in the Finland dragoons tr,c traction Is credited with bringing ,ay and stay and stay. Just because he
with one aluminum shoe about this desirable result. It has been knows the gill Isn't strong enough to
were shod w
and three Iron shoes each, the former
is jusi line warning on a nunarea-tooi i , - """" . . , .. Ibeineon the forefoot in some - nj
bank in the dark and landing Into the coolly as though by special Invitation n. " TJ00- the The
dav after tomorrow" t friends on shore. There was no pa- " " "V. . 5A"5r"' .T x:
darier.iom-PIrow- .. . rade of fine sentiment, no handshaking periment lasted six weeks, and showed
ir. LIIU jmu urrii irauiui, inr yfr-1 . I that the alut
neirer wnen a savare moose 11 v un ine i
her head to
caught Mr. Card on the rib Just over
the heart. He went down as one who
only aa Lis wife arrived upoa the fjt
minum shoes lasted Ion
animal In the side. The heifer twun "r- no serving out or stimulating --- j -
a r. n l n 1 1 a i e tne ny ana, , -
cm i ness ui clanger.
Thick tropical bushes lined the beach. I The most celebrated battle steeds of '
stated that stables are the chief breed
ing places of flies, an! as the street
car horse has been emancipated the
number of stables U consequently
growing less, nence the raiiure of the
fly to be born In multitudes as in the
Bahr cried Mrs -Peck. "If I was a
throw him -ut. Chicago News.
A VETERAN dB shmrdlu ehrdlu
He Your friend thinks that: she
would make a good soldier.
She Perhaps she would. She's ac
customed to face powder, you know.
iuiiiwoj uuaiirs iinru 1 1 r uccii, i i nr inuii irjcui m iru oa.me ateeus or . . . . - -
and behind those we felt confident that I the clvtl war were Cincinnati. Traveler . ?. lu wr na HThl!"
sharpshooters must be lying' and Winchester, the favorite chargers ,. V.J ll-L??., . r!ry ,.pck ,
I Icfetlac at home.
la ambush, with possibly a small piece ot Grant, Lee and Sheridan.
"Is Bertie Chumleigh's mother will
ing he should go to war?"
- ."I ceesa s. fe west down to Wash,
latrton to beg a commission for him.
Nathaaar Millar Craperatiac We .
jj r'-fl T-ggt kill lie aaa not.. oa poaltrj. ai.
NtaV! Inn Iha ban la mora frteii. aaa a-la
T- tiaalcb. comfort aart t4uty lo tba fewie.
t A at e-rocrr. drayai-ia or faeierf. IJ
1 each, $1 Ul- lof r mtw .rp.ia
" , AanU mnnlrd )! Mlat iXMIilt.
; KlTHAWAT MlUll, AC0.N1I.
O. P. Co., Omaha.
No. 29. 1808
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til lima. Sold l? ar;"
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