Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, November 16, 1899, Image 6

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    OwD IN BATTLK.
timely reflection
ear by A. St.
John
the
Ad
Itery
ef the conquered land we gain.
Of tb foe our hand have slain!
to Thee amidst the dead
Thou haa still Thy ueoDle led
battered thus, O Lord benign!
people that was also Thine.
tmrt of our high, triumphant state.
or the hearths made desolate!
the not praise Thee, they that
rue
le those hearts the dead we slew?
Tern, at Thine altar let them bow.
of their dead and them art Thou?
of our alienee and our aoeech.
While to Thy throne our hymns up
reach, ,
sly each blackening: wound that
rapes,
In theae broken human har-,
ths but its praise of all Thy paw
ers!
i wert their God no less than ears
II.
Yet. I It well that we or they
awaueuld eur fathers' god of dart
Tat. la It well that from his alee
i savage in our blood should lea
tatter from this reeking sod
see memory of his primal God?
we were best be mute, andraiae
blasphemy of boastful praise.
ter no Incense on the air,
lift our reddened hands in praye
dig the earth our steps defame.
hide theae trophies of our saame.
e the braggart Hps that call
brute that slumbers in us all
to the ravening- triumph foul
rending- claws and bloody Jowl!
we forget the heig-hts sublime
lapse Into our ancient slime.
THE SCKXEIDER-CUIGKET DUEL.
Colonel Schneider was found dying:,
fter a duel so savage In Intent that It
kept shrouded In secrecy to the
Henry Rochefort, eager to fight 12
easasecutive duels in one day, and confl
set that he will kill or defeat all hla
eatversaries.
Such are the latest development of
the Dreyfus case. Such, too, are the
tedlcationg from which keen observers
Craw the conclusion that duelling la
becoming more prevalent all over Eu
It Is only a few days since wrd
arrived of the death of Colonel Schn-i-ar,
formerly Austrian military attache
m Paris, after a mysterious right wild
Captain Cuignet, who had denounced
from the witness stand during me
ent trial as a man whose word
ild be received with distrust.
And now Henri Rochefort, the famous
Frisian swordsman and editor, has
faxed twelve partisans of Dreyfus to
asset him in one day during a tour-
nent which he hopes will last twelve
MM
The fight between Schneider and
Oslgnet was lacking in the theatrical
nent which has characterized most
aern French duels. There was a
ce sincerity about it, more charac
teristic of the fights of the sixteenth
eatury, that prevented the parties
Oram allowing their arrangements to
become known. They feared the In
tervention of well-meaning friends.
After the details were arranged Cel
asatl Schneider returned secretly from
Switzerland to meet his enemy. Not a
of their Intentions waa allowed to
out The men met early on the
lg of October 13, and the Drat
rn of the Dgnt or us termination
when a newspaper correspondent
sized Colonel Schneider as he waa
carried, wounded to death, to
the railroad.
Captain Cuignet was a blind support
er af Mercier and the French gener
ate la the war against Dreyfus. CchneJ
awr was one of the three military at
taches whose oaths helped to dear
Dreyfus.
History Is full of the story of fa
Imagine a whole army in warlike ar
se,? outside of Madrid. Thirteen men
ssre to fall one by one before the sword
af a single man, while 10,000 of their
oasnrade. look on.
The drums roll. Two men face each
ether.
One is Glacomo Ferrari, the great
Italian swordsman, the other Jean
Louis, champion of France.
"En carde!"
ferrarl lunges at his opponent with
gntning rapidity. Again his sword
arts forward.
In vain! A parry meets his every
movement.
"Ah-b-h!"
The Italian haa lumped aside, with
a piercing yell, lunging sldewlse at his
adversary. It Is a Florentine trick.
Jean Louis Is not to be caught by such
a ruse. He has parried, and the Ital
ian is bleeding.
"A scratch!" cries Giacomo. "A mere
scratch!" But he never speaks again.
The Frenchman's blade is through his
hodv and he falls to the turf dead.
At last, when twelve corpses lay In
a ghastly row, Jean Loul's own colonel
tetervened. and the French cnampion
setactantly left the field.
This tournament had been arranged
a areer to put an end to the duels be
tween the French and Italian soldiers
waa camped before Had rid la 18 U. Jt
One of the most noted political du
sts of modern times was that between
ML Floquet, prime minister of France,
and General Boulanger.
In the first rally Boulanger received
a slight wound on the hand, the round
ending with first blood for Floquet,
whose hand was also a little scratched.
In the third round the General rushed
at his antagonist with the Impetuosity
af a wild bull. The spectators were
tarNled with excitement. Floquet, not
expecting such an assault, retired pre
cipitately, holding his sword before him
wKh no regard for the rules of fencing.
Bealsngnr followed furiously.
Bat. suddenly slipping, he fell for
ward and literally spitted himself on
tae prime minister's sword.
Kant day Floquet delivered the ora
tesa at the unveiling of Gambetta's
Statue amid the plaudits of thousands.
MU Boulanger lay forgotten In his
bad, reeeverlag from aa ugly wound.
"Yea have been a very beautiful wo.
f w ta your time," said Lady Mary
LwJaatoac to Lady Almeria Braddock
la tat yer im
ta fact,' you have a good aatuaaal
Lady Braaaoea, cousin ox wasi-ai
Csaaaoek, Oast Washington's old
usnea rea unosr mis
f aai sure.'
she rentied. 1 an no
Or thea your ladyship, ana i save
a l eeca thirty yet."
Boo-rt your maysnip saws snu
y -J Lady ry. taaooently. n
f t rasas aad Mice are sare aad
j y vow. fa sorry ta say. altlM
rrJ-
vow. rat sorry to say. artaongs.
u irn forty f"f
r tr a aarw gvm em rwm sm
aM teaia. A
Jk crat wm &
id. and the eneeilee met with swore
and pistol In Hyde Park, London.
They fired at each other again and
again without belt g able to make a
hit. Then, iuipailtnt for blood, they
drew their swords and rushed at each
other. In the cumbat that follueo
Lady Mary Elphinstone paid for her
rudeness with a wound In the forearm.
Hut Jackson had gooti nerves.
"If General Jackson comes this way.
show him t.lat!" said Charles llckn
to to an innkeeper after severing wiih
a pistol bullet a piece of string at the
range prescribed iu the. duelling code.
Accordingly when the word was giv
en only the lawyer's pistol blacked.
All beholders saw a little cloud of dust
rty from Jackson's coat. Without
flinching, he slipped his left arm over
the place and held it there tightly.
"Get back to the mark!" shouted
Overton ta Dickinson, who had started
forward in perplexity.
As steady as a rock Jackson levelled
his pistol and fired. His opponent
pitched forward, with a wound through
his vitals.
The general walked away with his
friends. They discovered by and by
that one of his shoes was full of blood.
He had been shot In the breast, but did
not wish his dying enemy to have the
satisfaction of knowing It.
During the day he sent to Inquire
about the condition of the patient, and
to present him with a bottle of wine.
But Dickinson was toe near death to
appreciate this delicate attention.
Qarly In the present century there
was a stretch of waste land across the
North river, where Hoboken now lies.
It was called the Rlyslan Fields, and
was the scene of many a bloody duel.
Two mea faoed there on July 11, 1804.
They were both New Yorkers, both em
inent beyond their years. One was
Aaron Burr, vice president of the Unit
ed 8tates. The other was Alexander
Hamilton, the leader of the opposition.
They had been rivals from boyhood.
tea by step. Is thlr careers. Each was
endowed with genius. Hamilton had
beea Washington's secretary of the I
treasury. Burr had tied Jefferson in
a presidential election. Porsonal rival
ry and political enmity had given birth
to aa animosity that bad become un-
supportable, and Burr had challenged
Hamilton to Mortal com h -it.
There la sot much to tell about the
duel, for it ended swiftly. Hamilton
fell at the first fire, mortally wounded.
Burr was never ferglven by the peo
ple of New York. Hamilton's young
widow and her children were a living
reproach that pursued him to the end
of his days.
No duel of history possesses a more
ntlmate association for New Yorkers
than this one. Hamilton's monument
stands In Trinity churchyard, and the
spot where he fell was marked by a
commemorative tablet until the expan
sion of Hoboken covered It from view.
It was about the last high-toned du
that I have witnessed, and among
the hlghfst-toned I have ever witness
ed," wrote Benton regretfully about
the bloodless affair at Washington be- I
ween Henry Clay and John Randolph,
of Roanoke.
At the first exchange Clay fired a
bullet through his opponent's coat, but
Randolph fired In the air. Unswerved
by the other man's magnanimity Clay
fired point blank at him the second
time, and made another hole In his
coat. This time Randolph spoke.
I do not fire at you. Mr. Clay," he
said, and again discharged bis weapon
n the air.
Mutual friends Intervened then to
prevent this most "high-toned" of duels
from ending sadly or ridiculously.
A laughable duel was that of Ur.
Bixlo and the great Thiers. In IMS.
Nobody was hurt In this encounter.
but some of the newspapers making
allusion to the small stature of Thiers
oretended that Blxlo missed him be
cause he aimed at the height of a man.
Thiers waa one of the first to laugh
at this Joke.
The disastrous defeat of the Italian
arms In A..vsslnia under General Al-
bertlone resulted In a duel which at
that time created world-wide Interest.
Prince Henry of Orleans had taken
occasion to sneer at Italian valor and
was at once overwhelmed with challenges.
General Albertlone himself was an
other, but whfle he and others were
contending for the honor of the meet-
ng, the Count of Turin, nephew to
King Humbert, Interposed, land de
lated that he alone snouia meei me
prince.
The duel, which took place near j-ans.
as not only a test of Italian valor
against that of Fiance, but also a test
f the rival school or sworosmansnip.
It was a triumph for ltsiy in a ooume
sense, for Prince nenry wan ubuijt
wounded, whereas King Mumnert s ne
phew left the field unmatched.
Harry AIlls was a French exrmnslon
ist and a noted writer. He wrote a
brilliant edltor'n' entitled. "African
Colonial Concessions," and M. le Cha
telller contradicted him. Allls wrote
to Chatelller a letter which the latter
considered offensive.
A meeting occurred on March 1 early
In the morning. The men frought in
the large romo of a cafe on an island
In the Heine, where many another
bloody meeting bad occurred. It was
with swords. Two minifies after the
word was given Le Chatelller thrust his
sword through his opponent s cnest snq
Allis died instantTy.
WEAR JEWELED CROWNS.
Lady Londonderry's diadem Is of dia
monds and pearls. At a recent magnlfl
Tent function given in Dublin, her la
dyship wore 1300,000 worth of Jewels.
This included the diadem.
Square-cut emeralds surrounded by
diamonds form the diadem which glit
ters on the fair head of her grace, the
xmntess of Aberdeen.
A double diadem formed of diamonds
Is one of the several crowns in Cunsu
elo, the duchess of Marlborough's, rep
ertoire why not reperto.re? of Jew.
els. She also owns a crown of rubies
and diamonds, which is reserved for
extra occasions say when royalty is
greatly in evidence.
The marchioness of Tweeddale affects
a high diadem of diamonds in a Greek
key pattern. This entirely encircles her
head, and is absolutely stunning in ap
pearance as well as becoming in lis
glittering splendor.
The duchess of Roxburghe wears a
lowering crown of dlamonds.which adds
nearly six inches to her height.
Our countess of Craven, formerly
Miss Cornelia Bradley-Martin, wears a
coronet designed by her mother. Wo
men who are rich enough to afford
such regal luxuries as coronets often
have distinctive Ideas as to their con
struction, and have them made to or.
der. The countess of Craven's diadem
of diamonds, each a flawless gem, is
made in such a way that each stone
shows to advantage, being mounted on
a fine spiral of golden wire, the whole
surmounted on a crown of filigree gold.
It Is said, by the way, to be worth a
quarter of a million dollars. As my
lady moves about the spirals quiver to
and fro, forming a wavering halo of
light about her.
Since things a la Russe have become
so much in vogue, the grand dames of
England particularly, and other coun
tries also, have ordered crowns for
their heads fashioned entirely In the
Russian fashion. This Is a shape with
which photos of the Czarina have made
us familiar. It Is quite high in front,
sloping to the sides, and flares back.
This style of diadem is owned by the
Viscountess Hood, and that English
beauty, the Lady Warwick.
Sophie, crown princess of Greece,
has a beautiful coronet of turquoises
Tae tCvelatloa of the rtafe
laalraUve of the Progress of
tlvlllsallvn.
Men have doubtless been Ushers
from very remote times; hunger
would teach them to catch fish as well
aa to bunt miiiunialii, but while the
evidences of the latter are so abund
ant in the vh;ie of mine weapons, ths
weapons or implements used fur catch
lug (it-li, Ieiiijr made of less durable
tnaleri.il, hate dinapcared. The ex
ceptions to thin general statement are
the few instance where fishhooks
made entirely of stone, or of a com
bination of stone and wood, or bona,
hate been preserved with the other
Implements of similar material
t ishhooks of silicious material bars
not been found in America, but hooks
composed of flint or chalcedony and
bone have been found in Greenland
The invention of rude implements to
facilitate the catching of fish would
not require the exercise of any great
Ingenuity or mechanical skill. From
watching- the fish snap at or swallow
objects thrown in the water the idea
of tying some tempting bait on the
end of a string and throwing it into
the water to be seized and swallowed
by the fish, which could then be pulled
out by means of the string, would be
very simple, and from this to t je earl
iest known attachment for making ths
capture of the fish more certain, that
of attaching a sliver of wood to the
end of tne string or line in such a
way that any attempt at escape on the
part of the fish would make its capture
more certain, was very easy.
Afterward pieces of bone or wood,
sharpened at each end, and sometimes
grooved in the middle to keep the
string from slipping, were evolved
implements of this character are
till used by the Eskimos for catching
sea gulls and other water fowls. A
cord made of braided grass, fifteen
HABnu mm avMnT.
Meat Parte ar aba alasaaa Mi Caa
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and diamonds one of her wedding ( or eighteen inches long, is looped
presents from her brother, the emperor around the groove in the bone, and
of Germany. It is composed of three fastened fo a trawl line, kept extended
rows of turquoisvs. all superb sped- by an(.horM. v,vs. The bone being
mafia nf inn tri m a r-n sprui rtl ltn I mm ... " ... CT
the other by diamonds, a row of the P",t.ed h "ma" f'h. into which be
latter surmounting foe other stones, implement is inserted lengthwise, the
The largest of the turquoises Is pear- trawl lines are placed near the breed
shaped, and forms the center of the dl- Ing places of the birds, and would be
adem. easily effective in the capture of cer-
J Kea.ter euroiiei war umuc iui : rain kinds Of tiKh
countess of Castellane by a New York
Jeweler at the time of her marriage. It
is magnificent, being one fiery and
sparkling mass If brilliants, each gem
having been especially selected.
A SHATTERED LIFE.
A checkered life, marked by notable
vicissitudes, ended on July 31 in the
death at Edgewood, near Washington,
of Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague. She was
a woman of gTeat beauty, force, and
intelligence, who, from being at the
outset of her career, the seeming fa
vorite of fortune, became Its sport and
victim. She was bom In 1K40, In Ohio,
and was the only child of Salmon P.
Chase. Her mother died when she was
very young the first and perhaps the
greatest of her misfortunes and she
grew up to be the Idol and near com
panion of her father. In 1861, when Mr.
Chase became secretary of the treasury
in Lincoln's cabinet, she became the
head of hla house In Washington. In
those days he bought Edgewood, and
there his daughter met the leading men
of the day, and learned to take a politi
cian's Interest In politics. There sh
met William Sprague. the young gov
ernor of Rhode Island, at that time a
man of great wealth, Invested In cot
ton mills chiefly. They were married
In November, 183. Mrs. Sprague, am
bitious, able, and doubtless undisci
plined, lived for a time to its limit the
life which her husband's wealth and
her father's political distinction made
possible for her. In those years she
began to build Canonchet, the great
house near N'arraganselt Pier, and wltn
money, and all the power, social and
political, which she could muster, sire
sought to make her father president of
the United Btates. Mr. Chase came
very near being the democratic nom
inee In 1K6S. but failed, chiefly, it is
said, for the reason that he could not
stand on the platform the democratic
leaders demanded. He suffered a
stroke of paralysis In 1870. and died
three years later. Other trouble had
already come upon his brilliant daugh
As man gained experience and ad
vanced in knowledge other forms of
implements would be evolved better
suited for the purpose, but, with the
exception of better material being
used in the manufacture, the fishhooks
of the civilized nations of today are
but little In advance of those used by
savage race and prehistoric peoples.
Prehistoric fifhliookg of bronze and
others made from the tusks 1 1 the wil l
bonr are found inthc Swiss lakes. An
other form of bronze fishhook, found
in Lake of Moral, is almost identical
in form with those used today.
Clipped flint fishhooks are found in
Sweden. Among the aborigines of
Wisconsin native copper was used in
the manufacture of various weapons
and implements, and fishhooks of
beaten copper have been found in some
of the mounds in that region. The
Popular Science Monthly.
The Mysteries of Roqaefort l.aeeae.
Roquefort cheese, the delight ot
modern epicures, is made of a mixture
of goat and sheep iniik. The reputa
tion of this cheese extends back into
dim antiquity, and I'liny mentioned it
In his writings.
It is made chiefly from the milk ot
Larzad goats and sheep, and in the
records in France it is stated that in
the year 18G6, 250,000 sheep and goats,
out of a flock of 400,000, gave enough
milk for the making of 7,150,000
pounds of cheese.
In the manufacture of Roquefort
cbeese, the sheep and goats are milked
In the evening, after their return from
the pastures, and after they have been
allowed to rest for an hour or so.
The evening's milk is heated almost
to boiling point, and then is set aside.
In the morning it is skimmed, heated
ter. An estrangement had begun be- . to 88 degrees, and mixed with the
tween her and her husband. His es mornings milk for coagulation. The
tate, already Impaired, could not sus- , curd is well kneaded with the hands,
tain her extravagant expenditures The pressed in layers into moulds with
A thin layer of
put between each
UCald
a
Ths modern surgeon eaa replace any
part of the human body which may be
Injured and rig up an entirely new set
of limbs. A housemaid in a hotel was
truck in the face by a descending lift
nd her nose severely injured. At
tempts to patch up the damaged organ
failed, and it was determined to make
a new nose. A young bird was killed
and before its body was cold its
breastbone was fixed to the woman's
lace, and what remained of the old
skin was drawn over iu The strange
substitute knitted itself to the face,
the operation being a complete suc
cess.
Ths operation of rhinoplasty is s
very common one at Heidelberg, aa
ths students there have an ugly habit
of slashing each other's noses in their
famous duels. A flap of skin is al
most detached from the forehead and
brought down over the nose which haa
been almost destroyed. This skin is
then stitched down on either side of
the nose, snd soon becomes grafted
thereto. Skin-grafting, indeed, is
quite common in cases of severe burns.
Small strips of skin are taken from
the untouched parts and cut into small
pieces and distributed over the raw
surface. In time they take root and
grow and spread until they completely
cover the place. The skin of frogs, re
cently killed for the purpose, is fre
quently used where human cuticle
cannot be conveniently obtained.
A month or two ago a doctor was
called in to attend a boy whose ear
bad been completely bitten off by a
vicious horse. The surgeon determin
ed to try and replace the ear, as a fail
ure to do so could not result in a
worse deformity. The missing ear
was duly found and handed to the doc
tor, who was then engaged in bathing mitted to the salon. By two votes M
me severea nan in warm waier. no missed receiving- a medal The erennk
bad neither instruments nor dressings government wanted it, however, for
with hiin, and as the half-hour's delay the Luxembourg mnsenm. and uVnl
to obtain tbcm would have been fatal Walden his nriee. He nl,l tinn nnM
to success, be stitched the ear in its d. but the secrelnrv made a ml.l.k.
place with a common needle and nd sent in the fio-nre at icon Th
thread. This was followed by antisep- one nne dy Walden got a letter
tic treatment, and in six weeks the ear from the authorities sskimr hiss
la Vwar tears
It Is reported In the cable dispateaea
that Messrs. Lionel Walden and frmi
Dumond, Americans, have been award
ed third-class medals for oil paintings
at the Paris salon. It is supposed
that these are the only two Ameri
cans who have been so -jnored this
year. Clinton Peters, a portrait paint
er, who has Jived in Baltimore for two
or three years, was in Paris in 1HM
when Walden arrived there from Car
di Wales. Waldrn is originally from
Cincinnati, O., being the son of Bishop
John M. Walden, of the Methodist
Episcopal church. P.ixhop Waldaa
wanted his son to enter the ministry,
but the youth preferred art i us lead
nd went abroad. Mr. Peters was
among the first whom Mr. Waldaa.
met when he reached the r'rench me
tropolis, and both being Americana,
they became friends. Four days be
fore paintings seeking a place in tiro
salon bad to be submitted to taw
judges Walden remarked: "Peters,
this is the only salon yet that I
haven't had a picture in, and if I
only bad frame, I would get one wp
in snort oraer.
Mr. Peters remonstrated, aavtaar
that his friend couldn't paint a sale
picture in four days, but he added that
he bad a frame 8x4 feet that be would
Cut at Mr. Walden' disposal if fee
itter wanted it.
Mr. Walden took the frame, bonrtt
a canvas and went to work. He had
a rough sketch which be had mad
on the back of an envelope from a
ear window on his way to Paris. Thera
were railway tracks in the foregrouaA
nd a vista in the background, aad
this was to be his theme.
Strange to stiy, Walden painted the
picture in four days and it was ad-
completely healed, leaving no scars.
Even had this been a failure an aural
appendage, made of a waxy composi
tion and an exact lac simile of the
ether ear, could have been made and
fixed. In some cases it has been neces
sary to remove tbe tongue, but by
raising the floor of the mouth, and
thus in some way filling tbe space of
tbe missing organ the patient has baen
enabled to speak almost perfectly.
ibe fitting of glass eyes is well
whether he would take $400 for that
four-days' picture.
"Walden broke all records oa a
bicycle," said Mr. Peters, "going to
accept the offer before the mistake
was discovered. He got bis money
and since then he has done much
good work. ITe has had several
paintings In the salon, and I am very
glad to hear that he has been awarded
a medal this year. That four-days'
work of his thoiiirh. was one of tbe
snown, ana tne complete destruction : best four days work ever done la
v jiwwue uuB uu vcrrur jur uic : Paris.
modern surgeon. The crushed bone is
removed and a piece of silver or alumi
num, the exact shape of the lost jaw,
fitted in its place. After this has be
come firmly fixed teeth can be fitted to
It. If a man's throat is defective the
Lightning Holes.
"Did you ever see the diameter of a
lightning flash measured?" asked a
geologist. "Well, here is the case
whlrti onr 4I-Uk I
operation of tracheotomy-the inser- I ning fittin f exactljr 0 thnt yo,,
Vi tU,!e iB. vW'?wP,p! ,ee -l"8t how biT il ' This is called
with an orifice opening to the throat - 'firi.-' r,Z .i;i,.t
-provides him with a new breathing the lt i, made of is glass. 1
spparatus. Artificial legs and arms will try un vou bow u mana.
re now so perfect that with them a , faclumli tbough it onIy took a frae.
man can walk, skate and even cycle. tion of B gecond io tur ,t t
Ibere is a story also of . man who, when . U)H of htnin(, strikes a
injuring his spine in a railway acci- va - i. i " a U . i-
m . ... , r - -u.ivi aw iniiitt n uununiinj into
if k ftL d W,Uh " gUve,' ?1iDg the tor ditance less or greater,
his backbone, and so enabled to walk , transforming .;m..it..i. t.J.
n " iu im3 umwi iai uiiuuks
which It passes. Thus by its great
heat it forms a glass tube of precise!
Its own size. Now and then such a
tube known as 'fulgurite' is found and
dug up. Fulgerites have been followed
Into the sand by excavation for nearly
ininy ieci. i ney vary in interior di-
HINT JCLKP HOnEITRtDi
' 11 urj pressed in layen
differences grew more and more hope- I.rf . d ,
less, and finally culminated In August. , , wuom8
1H7, In the episode In Canonchet. In mouldy bread is pi
GIGANTIC TUNNBL PLANNHD
The north of Ireland is largely
Scotch-Irish, and therefore the proposal
for a tunnel under the north channel
of the Irish sea betweea Scotland and
Ireland naturally meets with fsvor in
the south of Scotland and the north ot
Inland. A company recently sent a
deputation to Mr. Balfour to tell on
what terms It was willing to undertake
the construction of this great engi
neering feat. The company announced
through Its spokesman that It would
undertake the work tr the government
would guarantee I per cent dividend on
the cost of the undertaking. Including
Interest during coastructloa. but to
take effect only whea the tunnel was
opened te traffic. Probably no gov
ernment, however, ever went at thlgs
in this way la such a gtgsntle enter
prise. Mr. Balfour mentioned $50,000.
000 or Mi.OQt.ies as a sum probably to
be granted by the government, but only
In case assurance was given that after
the expenditure of that amount the
company would complete the work. At
present, estimates as te the cost for
oonstractlng ths proposed submarine
conaeetioa are merely approxtmatajnd
It Is not altogether aa easy matter for
Its proBSOtars to show that the enter
prise would he profitable from a com
merdal point of view. Aa a military
snd strategic work, the proposed tunnel
has but slight value as long as Knglsnd
commands the sea. Therefore the pros
poet of aa early undertaking of the
work la not bright.
Preparations are soon ta he made for
tae removal ta Arlington cemetery of
the dead from the battleship Maine,
who were barted te Crioteaol Colon
QMVCwJitrIF M KAVawawwV' YaM BPw4SwfaTMal(
asaae as Jaawary or
ta ttw press aei of tbe
which Mr. Sprague compelled Senator
Conkllng. his wife's next friend and
legal adviser, to leave his house. Three
years later Mrs. Sprague got a di
vorce from her husband, who married
again. She lived after that at Edge-
wood. When her means, which were
very limited, were exhausted and the
place wa sthreatened with foreclosure,
layer of curd
Tbe object of this is to hasten tbe
"ripening" of the cheese by supplying
the germs of tbe green mould peculiar
to cheese. The bread used for this
purpose is made, before the preceding
Christmas, of about equal parts of
summer and winter barley, with ple?-
a fund was raised among her friends , ty of sour dough, and some vinegar.
and her father's which saved it to her. When mouldy enough, it is ground
Finally a place was found for her In Md ,fted, moistened with water, and
0nTr,.t.heTnrehT,rvt..orv an i man",' P "" th lr nt "Mi "
It Is a melancholy story, and many , .
The cord remains in the moulds for
three or four days. Then they are
taken to the market in Roquefort,
where they are sold to tbe different
makers of Roquefort cheese
These manufacturers continue the
ripening of the cheese by placing them
in the very damp caves which abound
In the precipitous walls of tbe lime
stone hills, which almost completely
surround tbe village.
The cheese are left In tbe cave
sometimes more than a month, during
which time salt and brine are rubbed
Into them, and they are. pricked fre
quently with long needles, to let the
salt penetrate into them, and also to
accelerate the process of mouldering.
resdem have read lt with sorrow, for
Mrs. Sprague. whatever her faults of
raising and her grave errors of eon
duct, was a woman of great spirit, in.
domltable, and. In her father's case,
devoted. She had energy, courage, and
Intellectual force enough to hav
achieved greatness for some one, but
they helped neither her father, her hus
band, nor herself. Indeed, her very
consciousness of power was her undo
ing. Poor lady, her best friend has
come to her at last. Harper's Zaxar.
CHARMED BT MUSIC.
Chicago News: Sweet strains from a
violin were Instrumental In preventing
a highway robbery early today caused
by the subsequent arrest ot one of tbe
alleged highwaymen, who. under the
name of William LaMonte was fined 110
and costs by Justice Sabstn. josepn
Kleoach.1541 West Sixty-seventh street,
was the complainant. He Is a mechanic
nad a violin student.
Klepach had been attending a party
at risk and West Eighteenth streets,
aad was returning to his home when
be encountered three young men at
West Twenty-second snd Halstead
treats.
"Throw up your hands," shouted one
of the trio, snd they proceeded to
sesrch him. When they reached his
violin case be told them to wslt a
minute and he would play a tune for
them.
The proposition appealed to the high
waymen and his offer was accepted.
Klepach played aa he bad never played
before, aad the robbers seemed hyp
notised. They did not move until they
aaw two policemen from the Canslport
Avenue potles station, who were at
tracted by tbe music and arrived ia
time to aee the three robbers dart down
a side street aad escape. LaMonte was
a the oncers learnea
Paraaoslral Proverb.
The person who sets out lo regulate
his life according to proverbs will be
ia a quandary when he realizes bow
many of them have their opposites.
Here are a few examples:
"Marry in baste and repent at leis
ure," and "Happy Is the wooing that'
not long 'doing."
"Out of sight, out of mind," snd
"Absence makes the heart grow
fonder." .
"A stitch in time saves nine," and
"It's never too late lo mend."
"There's no honor among thieves,"
ad "Set a thief ta catch a thief."
"Discretion Is tbe better part of
falor" aad "Nothing venture, nothing
fala."
"The men who is hla own lawyer
has a fool for client," and "If you
wrat earthing doae well, 4a it your
Place la Keaiaeky Where This Passoas
Drlak Was Mass Alasost Lost
ky Fire.
Fire threatened the old Hamilton
...l... I. ii . '"'J
T-7, , : " T nter from the size of quill to three
u Ul v,K,u. i Inches or more, sccord ing to the 'bora
property is the farm of the Longwood 0f the flash
id,ail?;. Wned by, "r0rd, v!!d I "But '"lories are net alone proda.
'tV bttt.f ,c?n:ul to rock, tbough very naturally af
Quebec. The fire originated in oaa .light depth, and frequently exi.tlaff
of the ban... and desp.te the bri.k merely a. a thin, glassy coating on thT
breeze, which threatened to .preed 6uch Writes occur in ae-
the blaze i to other buildmgs, wa. icon- tonl.hing abundance on the summit
fined to it. The barn was practically of Little Ararat in Arbenia. The n"k
Tt - n i .11 .i . "oft and BO porous that blocks a
An v ,hom.e8tcad we, known ' toot long can be obtained and per-
to all Kentuck Jan. and will live in forated ,n flll dirPctions by ,itte tubes
history a. the "birthplace of the mint ), with Hh green glass formed
Julep ' In the palmy day. of the eld- from the fused rock. There is a .mall
fLnrSBthiT the n8li"n"'1
tained the leading Democrats of Ken- whlch ha th ,pn,arance of
S'l, ,1 r r irr'' b.Vt' teredo, and the
r wSl r S 0T;,Cr",le aDd SeSr holM "e l,y ihe .ubsequently
tor Joseph C. 8. Blackburn were his ailed with glass
guests he conceived the idea of "Some wonderful fulgurite, were
bruismg the fragrant mint, of which fODnd bv Ilmil)ol,lt on The high Ne
.are hT 5. vd de Toluca, in Mexico. Mss.es of
in a glass filled with cracked Ice. The the rock were covered with a thin
other ingredients of the now famous ayer of ,. , ".,,,
Julep were poured In the e-lges of tb. UlS-S if the ,5w JlS Sto
glasses were garnished with mint, s .scend the precipitous peak at the risk
slice of orange was added to each of his life."-Exchange
the distinguished guest, would not
need to bury their nose. In tbe mint
while nipping tbe beverage. The
colonel's new hot westher drink was
a instantaneou. success, and its
Put lo ibe Test.
"Count," be aaic, "you must give
me some proof that you do not want
me for my money alone,"
ite looked at her silently for a mo-
aow a Julep can be'calledfor ad"X LlTZJZf.
tained in every civilized community Th. "i..
many who have ha had been nurl. " w
..H-peu me cooiing eniucy araugbt t wm do the th, fc fc
there are few who know that iU said- i m ,, . u
..rthpl.ee was In tbe Kentucky hllla "le" L" lVl A1 J
j " iwi juuikii j 1 1 1 y i wiu
do theese thing on one condition."
Tears of happiness rose to her evea.
v . , - ...
one mrew ner arms around him
in tbe world. Of
sipped the cooling Kentucky draught
birthplace was in tbe Kentucky hills
back of Covington. Now, knowing,
these will rejoice that the threatened
destruction of the Julep's birthplace
by tire was happily averted. Ex
change. The sMggeet Haass ea Rank.
One of tbe largest buildings on the
globe is the Irlehaua, an apartment
house In Vienna. There are fifteen
hundred rooms arranged in four hnn-
klased him, and then she sobbed:
"Ah, darling, I knew you would oa
so. I have felt from the first that my
noble Bruno was no mere fortune
hunter. What is the condition, dear
est?"
"That yon will prove you do sot
dred dwelling apartments. The house "JVT "M on' foT m? h"
has thlrtv-one staircases. snd 1 111 nr.
sons, enough to make smsll town,
are now living under one great roof.
As may be Imagined, It is difficult to
find a psrticulsr person in thl. great
caravansary, and one visitor testifies
to looking for an occupant for more
than two hours. The postman some-
"Oh, well," she said, "let's dron ths
subject. Can you be reedy by a
week from Wednesday?" Chicago
Times-Herald.
A New Test ar Masaoads.
lt is reported that Prof. William
times delivers one thousand piece of ?-penard Kobb, of Trinity College,
postal matter In a dsy at this one ur"0' wiin., has made X-ray pie
fcanee. j tore of real and imitation diamonda.
. ; ... I 1M -DU'n " ii transparent to
A reporter for one of tbe dailies en- the rvs. while ths anis.ui ....
tared a store the other day, and en- a solid odsous shadow. Thi.
(flog la conversation with the pro- prove a valuable test for Jewelers' par-
wBw4afriaw mmUmA "Aa art k I at a ..
ars ewwwa swau nu a ass as aj ucvf ar j
fresh this morning?" "Yes, te paint
ymi're laaalaf oa,"
.
waa the laconic
A Common flnnrnennna vmiM m.
Mat Jeweller to dcteei togas