Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, February 26, 1903, Image 5

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    Seaborough's Mystery
rmOU will always love tne, Dick?"
y "Till my death, Flossie!"
The unpleasant memory of
those words eanie to Richard Filby as
lie sat on tbc cliffs a mile away from
the little village of Seaborough paint
ing, or rather attempting to paint.
What a fool be bad been! He bad
flirted disgracefully with the Innkeep
er's daughter, Flossie, who had seem
ingly taken all his attentions in earnest,
-perfectly unaware that there war air
other young woman up in Iondon to
whom he was engaged. Last evening
they bad walked out together as usual,
wending their way along the shore,
and there the declaration of love re
corded above had been made. How on
eartb was he to get out of this Im
broglio? After a few minutes Filby dropped
palette and brushes. Ambitious as
he was to be famous, he really could
not paint this morning. He slipped
off his camp stool, and, throwing him
self full length on the grass, gazed
up reflectively into the Hky. What a
nuisance this artistic temperament
was! He was formally betrothed to
Freda Withers at Forest Hill, and
had no desire to cud the betrothal,
and yet down here in this romantic
little spot the temptation to enjoy
himself with Flossie Burnett, who
had attracted him the very first mo
ment that he arrived at the inn, had
proved too strong to be resisted.
"Nice day, sir!"
Filby looked up. It was the coast
guard on his round.
"Yes! Rather warm for working,
though, and for walking, too, I should
"Oh, I don't mind that, sir. Used
to It, you see. That's a grand bit of
cliff you're painting, sir."
"If I could only get it right it
would be."
The coastguard mused, his hand
stroking his chin, his eyes taking in
the points of the picture.
"Ah, I mfnd that spot well. There
was a suicide from there about a year
back. A chap he was the son of a
farmer round here) as was gone on a
girl that he couldn't get jumped
right off (here info the sea. His coat
was found on the cliff he'd taken It
off before he jumped but his body
must have been -washed away by the
sea, for though we searched high and
low, we never found it. It was a sad
Directly the man had passed on
Filby began pacing up arid down en
the cliff. An idea had come, the exe
cution of which might solve the diffi
culty he was in, and with free move
ment of his limbs Filby always
thought better. The notion presented
difficulties at first, but one by one he
aw his way out of them. What a
lucky thing to hare had that conversa
tion with the coastguard! The means
of relief from all his troubles was at
That night an unusual thing oc
curred at the Seaborough Inn. Un
Been by anyone, a man stole out at
midnight, holding some dark objects
under his arm, and made straight for
the edge of the cliff. Not a soul was
about; only the distant sighing or the
waves broke the stillness. Hour after
hour passed, by, yet the man did not j
return. But the wind rose, the sigh-
ing 01 me sea oecame a tumultuous
roar, and by the time the light broke a ;
regular tempest was in progress.
Two hours prior to that mysterious
midnight flight Flossie Barnett sat in
her bedroom, her usually smiling face
most seriously set. A letter on foreign
note paper and bearing tbe Cape Town
postmark was in her hands, and she
had committed the contents to memory
for about the tenth time. It was from
her soldier-lover, Jack Preston, written
a couple of days before he was to em
bark on the transport for England. In
a very short while the writer would be
here in person, with the plainly stated
object of claiming her as his bride.
Now Flossie was in a quandary. Her
little flirtation with her visitor, Mr.
Filby, had taken a far more serious
turn than she bad anticipated. She
bad merely intended to amuse herself
with him during the absence of bcr
real lorer, and surely a giri left by
herself for two whole years had lib
erty to seek some mild amusement.
On a higher social level than herself,
be had treated her as an equal, and
that bad rather turned her bead.
Leaving that side of the question,
however, Flossie turned to the con
sideration of the more practical mat
ter what was to be done now? Mr.
Filby must be Informed, and that
speedily, of Jack Treason's existence,
but bow could the Information be
most delicately conveyed? A personal
' Interview would be most satisfactory,
but Flossie shrank from cutting a poor
ngrn at that. What would be the
gentlest way of letting this artist lover
!own '!
Ah, she had li! Mr. Ifllby was re
turning to town on the taorrow. Hue
had bis London address, and would
write there a letter, which would
jtaeb hi in soon after his arrival home,
explaining as best she might her pre-
vbMM commitment to another. It was
,' ah easy and capital solution of tbe dlf
' faulty.
IHm-tty lie was up neit morning
riomU went out snd posted fter let
'jr X Mustering gale wu rtflog and
wind lasted fiercely In bcr face, but
r uri n v.i far too Important to
t-U- at d. Uy. On rotanteg to the
ion she ran in the passage into the
arms of Hell, the barman.
"Oh, miss, I was looking for you
everywhere! There's some one in the
parlor as wants to see you most par
tic'lar!" "Who, Bell?"
"A sailor man, I should reckon, by
his rig-out He seems most melted."
Wondering who her visitor could be
at this early hour, Flossie turned the
handle of the parlor door. A man
whom she recognized as one of the local
coastguards rose and touched his fore
head. "Beg pardon for disturbing you so
early miss, but I've some very bad
news. There's been, I'm afraid, an
other case of suicide from the Seabor
ough cliff."
"Who?" queried Flossie, turning pale.
"A gent as I've had one or two chats
with of late. I don't know his name,
but he was stopping here, he told me.
One of those painter chapB."
"Mr. Filby? You can't mean it. You
must be mistaken." A wild look came
into the girl's eyes.
"Don't think I am. Perhaps you rec
ognize these articles."
Going to the back of the chair upon
which be bad been sitting, the man
picked up some objects from the
ground. They were a man's coat and
waistcoat, of a rather pronounced
check. Startled recognition stood in
Fles.sie's face.
"Ah, I see you know them, miss.
They're the very clothes a little
stained -with paint, you see that that
artist follow was wearing yesterday.
But that's not ajl. When I found,
those on the cliff, I turned them over,
and there, pinned to the Inside pocket,
was this envelope. I'm not much of 1
scholar, but I think it's addressed to
you. miss."
"Dearest Flossie," It ran. "Forgive
me the ,step I have taken believe me,
it was the only one. We loved one
another too passionately to be happy
apart for a single moment, and there
was a life between that would always
have divided w. I cannot explain,
but, dearest, I could icrer have lived
without you, so I have chosen what
they say Is the pleasantest methed of
departing from existence. Treasure
the lovely time we had together. Your
broken-hearted DICK."
"I should like you to keep tbe one
painting I did at Seaborough as a
Flossie read it through twice, and at
last the sense began to bat in upon her
brain. She had driven the man who
loved her into a watery grav.
That same afternoon Richard Filby
in the flesh arrived at his lodgings in
West Kensington. He did not look
like a man who had lately undergone
a fatal experience. His cheeks were
bronzed and his step was brisk in
deed, the first remark which his land
lady made was to complimeDt blm on
bis improved appearance.
A knock at the door. The maid
entered with a letter. II looked at
the envelope and started. I; bore the
Seaborough postmark. It was from
Flossie Burnett. He was thoroughly
roused now. Had his trick been dis-
Tnr(?e uilnutes later Filby was
pa(.nl, the room, waving the letter Ir-
ritably in the air. His scheme had
gone tor nothing; all his trouble had
been wasted. This chit of a girl had
been simply playing with his affections
all the time, and here was her onfes
sion. He seized pen and paper. Thai night
tbe following communication, was
dropped into the post:
"Mr. Richard Filby begs to Inform
Miss Flossie Barnett that he is still
alive and well, and has returned to
town. On second consideration, he did
not think Miss Barnett worth drowning
for, and her letter to hand this evening
confirms him in this opinion. Mr. Filby
hopes that Miss Barnett will attain hap
piness In her projected union and that
bis little picture may find a niche on
her walls."
But by return of post, without line
or comment, Filby, to his great Indigna
tion, got his picture back, disfigured al
most beyond recognition. New York
Large as Lake Erie.
Lake Winnipeg, or "The Muddy
Water," is quite a large sheet of water,
being about 300 miles In length and
sixty In width, or about as large as
Lake Brie. One solitary schooner of
some fifty tons burthen Is all the ves
sel that sails over Its broad surface,
If we except the bark canoes of the
voyageura. The sail vessel belongs
to the Hudson Bay Fur Company, and
Is employed in transporting furs and
supplies on their way to from the Hud
son Bay, tho cMef factory of the com
pany. LiUle Is known of the great north-
';rn lake, with Its solitary vessel nnd
IH limited business; It Is what Lake
Superior was to the world twenty-five
years ago, and it Is not unreasonable
to suppose that ait In the case of this
lake unknown resources and unforseen
circumstances will In twenty-five years
more surround Its shores with clvlll.a
Uoa and cover Its waters with steam
and sail vessels. That It Is a re
gloa rlcb In minerals there la no doubt,
from tbe testimony of many travelers.
Tbe time may come, says tbe Winnipeg
Globe, when Lake Huperlor will be
only tbe half-way place for business
and travel to the northwest.
Trial of Itetroit Man Who Thought
He'd Cut Jlla Wl.dom Teeth.
"I thought I had cut my wisdom
teeth a good many year ago," said a
Detroiter the other day, "but a little
thing happened In Chicago the last
week to make me doubt It. In wander
ing about I entered an auction-room on
State street, while some 'family ef
fects,' as the auctioneer termed them,
were being sold. There was one old
chest which caught my eye, as it ap
peared to be of ancient make, and
must have knocked about a good bit
I looked Into It to find a lot of deeds
and bonds, and my curiosity was at
once aroused. Who could tell what
wealth that old chest might hold. If
nothing more, there must be deeds to
at least 1,000 acres of land In Califor
nia. I was sawing wood and saying
nothing, but expecting to bid on that
trunk, when a man beckoned me aside
and said:
" 'I hope you won't bid against me
on that chest. The family owed me
a debt of $90, and perhaps the eon
tents will help me to get even.'
"I didn't say whether I would or
not, and he continued:
" 'If you'll stand clear and let me
bid it la I'll make you a present of
$25 in cash.'
"That was enough for me," contin
ued the story teller with a long drawn
sigh. "I shook the man off and start
ed the bidding at $5. ne looked re
proachfully at me and wont a dollar
better. We had the bidding all to our
selves and the auctioneer sized me up
as a man who never let go of a good
thing and encouraged me from time
to time. I thought I had the other fel
low downed several times, but he came
back at me, and the result was that
the chest was knocked down to me for
$S3. I hired a cab and had it driven to
my hotel with me and I lost no time In
going through It."
"And the deeds and bonds:" was
"Just 10 pounds altogether, and worth
a cent a pound! It was. a 'plant, of
course. They were looking for a suck
er, and they found one."
"But you you "
"Oh, you try to make out that I'm
not Ihe biggest as in the world, but
if youll take the trouble to go up
to my house my wife will soon con
vince you that I lead the procession.
Eighty-five of the long green, and my
eyes were wide open all the time!"
Detroit Free Tress.
Advocate Plan Which Wonlil Make
Separation Matter of Choice,
Dr. Frances Dickinson, president of
the Social Lcormuiies Club of Chicago,
has found, or professes to have found.
a solution for the
divorce evil. It is
an interesting solu
tion, but one which
we believe few per
sons can accept.
"When people
marry," says this
twentieth century
sage, "they should
have two contracts
one to satisfy the
demands of the
church, and the
other a (ton tract just among them
selves. Iu It taeh sliould agree to re-
se the other whenever culisd upon to
do so."
By some process of Involved think
ing Dr. Dickinson argues that such a
outraet would hav.e the tendency to
make each of the parties to the mar
riage contract more desirous of retain
ing the other's affections. "There would
be," she adds, "less carelessness, less
taking things for granted, and less in
difference In dress and manner among
married folk."
Dr. Dickinson is unmarried, and thus
finds It as easy to solve problems for
other people as the beggar does to ad
vise the millionaire bow to speud his
money or the childless person to direct
parents how to rear their children. She
would have people enter into a contract
with the church, with a mental reserva
tion attached the letter of the law
without Its spirit The private agree
ment, according to her, would be In
certain contingencies superior to th
public contract the latter for show,
the former for use. Such a scheme
would make a hollow mockery out of
tbe most sacred relations of life and
place the married state on a level with
the conditions which prevail among
savages, mvorce, as ii i, is too eusy.
To render the married state less bind
ing Is to Invite disaster to the home and
the state. Utlca Globe.
The Lou I Mtyltts.
It was the French king, Louis XL,
who invented gold lace, and It was
Loul XIV, who ordered all the silk
upholsteries of the palace done In
white with figures of gold and blue
and a touch of red. Tbe loulslne silks
are named after him, and nil the
French kings of the name of Louis
have had their names brought down to
ttostcrtly through the Invention of
some article of dress, whether It be a
Iuls Qulnze heel or a Iouis Seize
coat, while to Ixiuls Quatorze belongs
tl-.e honor of n cuff nnd a hat.
In Hood Faith.
The young man kissed bcr and she
"What's the trouble, Nellie?" dfr
manded a stern voice from upstairs.
"I I just saw a mouse," she fibbed.
Presently tbe young man claimed
another kiss and tbe scream was re
peated. Again came the stem voice;
"What Is It this timer
"I Just taw another mouse."
Then tbe old man came down with
tbe bouse cat, a mouse trap aid a
case and sat In a corner to watch development.
A German lawyer has left $.10,000 for
he foundation of a school of cookery.
Liverpool has just received its nrst
ousignment of mahogany from Aus
ralia. There are twenty-one boys for every
ieventy-nine able seamen In the British
Channel fleet.
The St. Ives (England) Schood Board
las sanctioned the purchase of a rock
ng horse for the use of Infant scholars.
Electricity Is to be used for lighting
he t)ow, masthead and compass lamps
f the British torpedo-boat destroyers
low being built.
"To my best friend. William," Is
itated to have been the words on the
jvreath which the Kaiser placed on
ilerr Krupp's grave.
Miss F. E. Buttolph, who Is making a
.ollectlon of menu cards for the New
York Public Library, has already giitb
red together 10.2.10.
FJgbteen miles is the distance at
which the new 39.00 candle power
ight on the Bass Bock, in the Firth of
Forth, will be visible.
The St. Petersburg police have dis
overal a gang of thieves recruited
'roin young men moving In the highest
circles In Russian society.
Dr. Hoyt, of Detroit, after a careful
nvestlgatlon of statistics of existing
onditioris. declares that In 200 years
everybody in the United States will be
The only considerable fields of art'
hracite coal aside from that of Penn
sylvania are these of China, which,
lowever, are vast in comparison with
"Woman's suffrage is now a fact in
Sew South Wal's," says Consul Cod
ing, "but as yet the men do not take
kindly to it. In this district thirty-nine
women only have taken out electoral
Three hundred and seven pounds was
laid by Mr. Pickering for a Third Folio
Shakspenre. "printed for P. C, 1001,"
it a recent Kale of Sotheby's. It had the
portrait of Drocsbout, with Ben Joti
fon's verses.
The largest mule cm earth, a 3-yenr-jd
jimiet, belonging to Michael Mur
ray, of Hereford, Mo., will bo exhibited
it the World's Fair, St.. I-ouIs. She is
Igliteen hands, or six feet, high at the
'boulders and weighs 1,705 pounds.
Lmperor William has determined to
save a grouse moor of his own In the
oyal domain about Kocnlgsberg. The
xrouse is an important bird In Great
Britain, but so far as known It does
:iot exist In a wild state elsewhere.
A few cases of a new type of Influenza
are now under tr-t merit In North Lon-
ion, states the St. James Gazette. The
victims are attacked by severe rheu
matic pains about the body, accompan
ied by a swelling of the legs and ankles.
The sum of $10,000 was collected by
Ihe Hanover student societies for the
rertion of a statue of Bismarck. The
project has had to be abandoned for
he present, however, owing to the
r-filure of the bank In which the money
w its deposited.
It is snid that some of the Venetians
-those who have never been to the
mainland have never seen fl horse In
ill toeir lives. A showman once brought
ine to a fair, and called It a monster,
ind the factory hands paid a quarter to
iee the marvel.
The snuff users in the United States
liave Increased In number about C per
ent a year for several years, taking
:he annual consumption of snnff as the
jasis of ' calculation. The aggregate
weight of purchases of snuff last year
was 18,000,000 pounds.
Tell-tale tattoo marks recording their
onstawy in love Identified two pris
iners In North London recently as de-
erters. I love Lottie Barton," con
fessed the left arm of one, while the
titer man bore the Initial letters of the
name of tbe beloved object.
There is only one American motor car
known to any extent In Belgium, and
that Is run by steam. Though It oper
ites very smoothly. It Is yet a question
s t whether Its extreme lightness will
dtand the wear and tear of the roughly
paved streets and highroads of the
The De Witt Clinton engine, built In
1S31, bad a boiler pressure of eighty
pounds to the square Inch, locomotives
it the time of the Civil War were given
10) pounds pressure, and now tbe Im
mense steamship boilers are made to
ftand a pressure of 225 pounds to the
square Inch.
It is said of Sir Frank Green, lord
mayor of London In 1000-lttOl, who ba.i
just died, that the first sight he saw on
coming to London as a country boy was
the lord mayor's show, which took
place on Ihe day of his arrival, and that
be Itecitmc lord mayor himself exactly
fifty years after.
"Salome," by. the late Oscar Wilde,
whs given In Beilin one afternoon re
cently at a matinee before on Invited
ltidleijce, a public represent tit ion hav
ing been forbidden by the police. It whs
s tremendous kiktoh. Almost nil the
representatives of Hie Berlin literary
Hid musical wo"ld were present.
For a long time i'.ii fu nes from the
doragc batteries In certain electric cars
I New York City have caused discom-
irt and l.l tieulth among passengers,
he Hoard of Health has taken a Arm
and against tbe nuisance, and tbe
ir company .has yielded to tbe pres
re by fitting up several cars with a
vice for carrying the acid fumes
me distance above the roof of tbe car.
This arrangement Is said to operate
very well.
By way of setting an xamplo to oth
er F.uropcnii monarch the Prince of
Monaco lias decided to disband his
army. This Important event will not
tuke place until l'.HH, when the entire
military force in the pay of his high
ness, thirty-two warriors In all, will bo
given opportunity to exchange uni
forms for more peaceful habiliments.
The necessity of having banks which
will advance .money on crops, either in
the field or In storage, or will loan ou
real estate or chattels, has become so
manifest throughout Brazil, particular
ly In States that rely upon agriculture,
that the State of Bahla baa taken the
matter in band and, by recent legisla
tion, has granted special privileges for
tbe establishment of such a concern.
An unique appeal has been sent out
by a number of English personages, in
cluding the Bishop of Thetford and the
Marchioness of Cholmondeley, for
funds to be used for preserving a me
morial window or some such monument
to Amy Rohsart, In the church at Lyder
stone Hall, where she worshiped. In
stead of sending these appeals to every
one, broadcast :ud Indiscriminately,
they are sent only to women bearing
the name of Amy.
A firm which was sued In the West
minster county court recently for the
price of a sign defends! the case on the
ground that the "o" in their name was
smaller than the tiier letters. It whs
proved by nieasiu i ment, however, thc.t
it was a sixteenth of nn Inch larger, al
lowance having been made for the fact
that, owing to tin optical illusion, the
letter "o" always looks smaller than
the neighboring letters. Judgment was
given for the sign makers.
A l'onne Man Snvei a YonneOirl ''
Now Ukv Are to Wed.
Few young women have had such a
thrilling expe:-lci!-e as that which re
cently befell Miss Kettle Litter, for
merly of Brooklyn,
but now of Wyo
ming. When her
failior moved from
Brooklyn to a
ranch near Sheri
dan. Wyo., Betty
accompanied blm
and soon obtained
a position us teach
er in a district
school. The latter
was three miles
distant from Ult
ra rich arid Mis I.ictcr rode daily be
tween it anil !ier Iiomo. One afternoon
she remained later tliaa usual at the
school house, ai"l o.n her way home
stopped at s pile of huge bowlders to
examine some curious Inscriptions cut
Into the surface. She let the pony graze
along the trail and soon was deeply en
gaged in deciphering the marks.
A low. fumbling sound started her.
She sprang to her feet. A large herd
of cattle were coming toward her,
their noses to the ground, their horns
clanking together, and enveloped in a
cloud of dust. At the name moment j
her pony became frightened, tossed his
head In the air, and dashed away
across the plains.
She uttered a scream and sank
down. Yells arose from the cowboys.
Thev mitn ninety !a9 the herd, trying
to check the onward rush of the lead
ers by firing revolvers In their faces.
Betty crouched for a moment on the
rock pile, directly In the path of the
stamped; then, Impelled to make an
effort to save herself, she rose and
darted off across the country ahead of
the herd.
The cattle came thundering after heK
Faster, faster, she sped, her bright
skirts flying back In the wind. Loud
er, nearer, came the frightened herd.
The earth vibrated beneath her. She
heard the angry roarings, almost felt
their hot breath, and, weak from ex
haustion. Minded by the dust, she
stumbled and fell. Without strength
to rise, she could only lie there and
await the oncoming merciless hoofs
that would soon trample out her life.
At that moment, from out the cloud
of dust, dashed a snorting broncho,
maddened by the gashing spurs of his
rider. A few leaps and he had reach
ed the prostrate form, and, bending
down from bis saddle, his strong arm
lifted her from tho ground, hardly
checking his speed, and tho sturdy
pony sprang forward under the double
weight. She was saved!
A little later the cowboy reined In
his pony at the Lleter gate, and for
the first time Betty opened her eyes
and looked into the face of her rescuer,
Rolicrt Cation, a rising young cattle
king nnd a graduate of an Pastern
college. Tbe next day she received
as a gift from Catton the pony that
saved her life, nnd a little later Catton
received from her the gift of her band
Betty Is to teach school no more.
Ills IX-niiHIon of I chi lly.
. A minister tells the following story;
"A friend of mine, who Is quite n schol
ar, once accepted an Invitation to
preach at a country church In the
South, and, ns was his custom, he used
very learned language. After the serv
ice the pastor of the church said that
be felt sure the members of the congre
gation did not understand the sermon.
'Nonsense,' replied my friend, 'I am
sure there was nothing In my seruiou
which they could not comprehend.'
" 'Well,' a!d the pastor, JI will call
one of them In and see If be under
stands the meaning of the word "fe
licity."' So be called In a laboring
man and ssld: 'John, can you tell me
what Is tbe meaning of the word "fe
licity?" " 'Well, I don , know, sir,' said John,
'but I believe It Is some part of tbe In
side of a pig.' "
:v i i t. .'t.
I -
faey Are Not Proixrly Ventilated
and fo They Ache.
Those who suffer habitually from
:ired and aehli),' f'-ct may be g'ad to
mow that there arc, many ways In
hlch tills condition of things may bu
.ii-vinted. Reference Is not now made
a the more scrimm troubles, such as
lut foot, or to corns or bunions. It
- ....f..eitv obvious why these pests
ihoiild cause pain and trouble. , and
whenever they occur they should at
mce receive professional treatment.
I hcse words are for those people who
,ay, "There is nothing the matter with
ii v feet: I have not a corn, ana yei
am In agony if 1 try to use my
'eet much."
This condition of things may b
.tv.n.ri.t aljout in several ways. It
may be caused by a gouty condition
f tlm svstem. and Id such a case ail
rt lne or beer drinking should be stop-uwi-
th diet should be simple and
even frugal for a time, and several
loses of bicarbonate of sodium may
be taken -as much as an after-dinner
ffee spoonful In water, says the
Youth's Companion.
Sometimes aching feet mean that the
weight of the body is too much for
l naturally slender foot and ankle,
md then a shoe should be chosen with
i view to the more complete support
it these mcmlicrs. It need not be said
'.hat rubbers should never be worn a
moment longer than Is necessary, and
uever in the house, as they cheek ven
tilation. An aching foot is often a
foot simply panting for breath. For
the same reason patent leather shoe
nay cause much distress. House shoes
mould be easy and well ventilated, and
It is well. If possible, to adopt tbe
sandal for house wear.
If a foot is aching or smarting badly
iftor much walking or standing, great
relief may be obtained by plunging it
for a few minutes in hot water In
which has been dissolved it handful of
salt. Then, with the feet still Im
mersed, let the water be gradually
cooled until it Is quite cold. Tills
treatment Is also greatly helped by a
little massage by the hand under the
Rebellious feet, especially If their
owner desires to use them for much
walking, are greatly benefited by tli
use of the rubber heel on tiie want
ing shoo, n device which relieves not
Ally the feet, but the whole system.
Finally, one should always bo care
ful to wipe the feet very dry after
the bath, and to insure this a d listing
powder will be found a useful ad..
V.-juuii t'eopie in t'ncie Hom'a Onlj
I'ottHeftniofi hntith of the Kiuator.
Almost exactly In the middle of tb
Islands sprlngled over the South Pa
cific Ocean, to the eastward of Austra.
lia, lies the Sanionn group, four isl
ands of which Uncle Sam recently took
under his care. Ou the largest ol
these, Tutullii, he has built a naval
station. There are about 0,000 people
on these Islands, nnd about a thousand
of them are children. The people ar
not black. They ore of n light brown
and yellow complexion. As it It
warm there all the time, they do not
er themselves much about cmfwypfi)
th'T th;:::y.e!vcs with UiUeh clothing.
When the Americans came to tin
islands they found that, while Uie chil
dren wen- apparently running wild la
the thick trlpleal woods they knew
what an education meant nnd many ol
them were attending school. Tht
chllren are Intensely curious about tin
L'ulted States and ask strangvrB all
sorts of questions concerning the great
country of which they are part now,
They call the governor, who Is a naval
officer sent out by the United States,
"Your Susugn." and they speak of tht
President as "ills Afloga."
Of all the possessions of the United
States, tbe Tutulhi group a lose llet
south of the equator. Children Uicra
looking Into the heavens at night, bo
hold some of the constellations wblet
you see, but they also see many whlcl
you can never see the Southern Orosi
and all the starry groups of the sklei
of the southern hemisphere, while thej
miss muny which you see every night
such as the Great Bear and the Plel
The children of Tutulla and Manui
are fond of singing and rending aloud
As soon as a child of these Islands If
old enough to work, lie leaves schoui
and goes to help his fulher collect co
coanuts, the white meat of which It
dried and sold to traders under thi
name of copra. Tbe children aim
work at farming on the small planta,
tions, where tropical fruits and vege
tables are raised for domestic use
Their homes mostly are more buts
set In the clearings of dense forest!
or stuck away among the trees of i
grove of tropical trees.
All the boys are good sailors. Thej
begin to go out on the water with theli
fathers when they aro very young, an
by the time they are ten years ol
they can handle tho native boats wltl
great skill and dexterity.
A Hank Officer.
"Phwat's Michael doln' now,
"He's assistant teller In the bank."
"An' phwat's an assistant teller?"
"Well, the teller tells hh tho gtoT
neeus coal, nn' he assists It
Brooklyn Kngle.
When It is borne In on a man's mini
that te dead are very soon forgetles
It Is one sign that he Is growing old
and Is rebelling against bis own fate.
If yea argue with a fool, he wMI ga
tbe best ef yeu. Theories la the hs4
f a feel are always stronger tha
tacts la tae aaats er a nan of