Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, September 17, 1903, Image 4

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HHATB everything in the world,"
asserted the girl sweepiugly and
defiantly, 'everything and every
body except, of course, you, Aunt
I!e!cf." . - .
"Kitty, dear, don't talk so wickedly,"
replied a voice so feeble and tired,
though Mffft, that there was no need
to be told Aunt Hester was ill.
"in quite rrue," repeated Kitty; "I
do hate everything. I hate never hav
ing any money and living iu these two
pony little room, and not lining able
to take you abroad, which the doctor
a.iys would very likely make you well
again, and having to slave day after
day teaching thise horrid children
who never min to learu an, thing. I
loaiha it all! I cant help not being
patient like you, Auntie, and if it is
wicked to hate things, why then I
must be wicked!"
The girl stopped, completely out of
breath, and the elder woman sighed
but said nothing. She knew how hard
the poverty of their lives was to the
pretty girl of eighteen, who had
youth's natural desire for pl asure and
pretty things. She understood how Irk
some It was to Kitty to teach three
dull children for five hours daily for
tha mnrilfii'UTi' wiiin nf fl-l a veiir.
which money, with the addition of a
very small annuity of hers, was all
they had to live on. She knew, too,
better than her niece, better even than
the doctor, that so far as she was con
cerned, it would soon be over; that
not even the visit to Switzerland, so
easily advised, bo Impossible to ob
tain, would make very much differ
ence or very materially lengthen the
days before Kitty would be left to
tight the battle of life alone.
"Only 50," she went on bitterly. "I
have worked It all out. For 50 we
could both go to Lausanne for ten
weeks. You know that pension where
Liable stayed; they would take the
two of us for 3 a week; ;hat would
leave plenty for the journey. Fifty
pounds! less than heaps of women
spend on one divas' I call It hateful
horrible unfair. Why should we have
nothing and others o much?"
She made for the park, aud as she
was walking along one of its most de
serted paths her foot knocked against
a Stone, which she kicked impatiently
way. ' The softness of the stone
truck her, and she looked down to
find she was kicking a purse. She
picked it up and examined it carefully.
It was nearly new, of green leather,
curiously worked with black, and the
monogram, "A. IC" stamped in gold
In one corner. v
"It is so light there can be nothing
In it," she said to herself, and opened
It. A shilling and four pennies fell
Into her hand, and then some pieces of
folded paper, five Bank of England
fcotes for 10 each. There was no one
Bear. Kitty's head swam, her eyes
grew misty, she felt sick and faint as
tie temptation unfolded itself to her.
Here was the exact sum net-did to re
store Aunt Hester to health: there was
ho name In the purse, no clew to the
owner; surely, since It had come to her
at that moment when she so much
Seeded 50, It must have been sent by
Providence. Surely It Would be out
right for her to keep It Thus she rea
soned, knowing the weakness of her
arguments, realizing, but refusing to
consider, that she contemplated com
mitting a theft And after the theft.
Ilea would be necessary, for if Aunt
Hester had the. faintest Idea of how
the money was obtained, she would
"certainly refuse to even touch it, ai:d
would insist on making every effort to
ud its owner.
If Miss Ormoud had not been the
most simple-minded and unsuspecting
of women she would never have be
ttered that Mr. Harper, the by no
means rich mo her of her niece's pu
pils, would give her a present of .,
for this was the very feeble lie by
which Kitty accounted for her posses
VD of tbe money. Miss Osmond was
anxious to write and thank the lady,
but Kitty averred that Mrs. Harper
bad made a condition she should re
ceive no thanks for her gift, and Miss
Ormoud, into whose guileless mind no
aba do w of suspicion entered, obeyed,
though a little unwillingly. '-Such a
magnificent, such a princely gift."
he kept on murmuring gently, "It
earns rude and ungrateful for me not
to thank her, but of course we must
do aa she wishes. I hope, Kitty, you
Mid bow deeply grateful we both
A week later and the dingy lodgings
Were left and aunt and niece started
for Switzerland. Aunt Heater bore the
Journey very well, and tbey were soon
bastnlled in a comfortable pension
verl oklng the azure waters of Lake
Lemau. on the other side of which In
aaow-clud majealy the peaked Alps
keep guard.
Then suddenly one day when tbey
been In Lausanne for six 'ks,
Kitty congratulated nersefrlhat
tvae auut was so much better the bad
n amiivu in v a i M, mi? run i. i t muu
: Caatar returned from a walk, felt
Oct aa4 went to He down. In two
Lxvt tbe mm re little Swiss doctor
trto rasarlag the aim at frantic Kitty
-m 1. 1 ..t.l ....... 11 1 mm fWMWMtd
' .t t!I fmm lmt IoihMb doctoaa
U lduiowsSa, tbay
l'"tl 4n nothing. Har ftaart
i&itif. I rmiMtkiat m
ii't":i frrtba taacijr gjrl
'A-u. ' ' ' , ' .
An M
that she always asked her to join any
little entertainment that took place.
Kitty never accepted these kindly
meant Invitations. She was so un
happy that she tad no heart for any
thing of the kind. One evening, how
ever, she relented. A small musical
party was to be given and one of the
pupils, a girl uf whom Kitty had be
come very fond, begged her to accept
Mrs. Allen's invitation to join It.
".My brother, who Is staying at Lau
sanne now, is coming," the said proud
ly. "He sings splendidly, and you play
accompaniments so well that 1 w :m
you to play hi-. I told Mr. Allen I
would implore you to come. Do, there's
a darling. You needn't stay down
stairs all the evening if you are tired,
only I do want you to hear Arthur
sing and see him, too; be is just per
fect!" For .Janie thought there was
no one in the world tit to compare
with In r eldest brother.
Kitty acceded to the earnest request,
though when she found herself iu the
drawing-room that evening she was
almost sorry she had given iu. There
was no help for it then, however, and
she bowed gracefully to the tall, dark
young man who was immediately in
troduced to her by hU enthusiastic
"Miss Ormond Is going to play your
accompaniments, Arthur." she said Im
petuously. "She plays beautifully, and
1 have told her all about your wonder
ful singing."
The man smiled.
'l am afraid my little sister talks
too much," he said. "She is so proud
of my singing that she expects every
one to be equally enthusiastic!"
During the evening he asked his sis
ter why Miss Ormond looked so un
happy, aud she told him that Miss Or
mond had brought her aunt out to
Lausanne hoping thereby to restore
her health, and how she had died sud
denly. "The poor Ihii.g is quite "iiioiic
iu the world, and very poor," Janie
continued, "so Mrs. Allen asked her to
live with her. She must have loved
that aunt awfully, because it I more
than two years since she died, and
Mis. Ormond always has that sad ex
pression." The young man found thai
Janie had by no means exaggerated
Miss Oiniiind's playing p weis, and al
though not at all Impressionable, lie
could not help feeling interested in th-.
beautiful, sad. and apparently frhud
lefts girl. He stayed Iu Lausanne for
some time, and very often saw bis sif
ter, ami always managed to see Miss
Ormond at the same time.
"Kitty, dear," he said tenderly, ''why
are you so much astonished? You
must have known I loved you. My
poor little girl, all alone In the world.
Janie has told me all alKiut your trou
bles, and now I am going to make you
happy again. You are too young and
pretty to have that sad face always."
Hut the girl shrank from lilm.
"I can't." she murmur'-d brokenly.
"I love you. ol). yes, I love you. but
I can never marry you nor any other
The anguish in her voice and face
was so intense that the man looked at
her in astonishment.
"What Is it, my darling? Why do
you talk so strangely? Why. if you
love me, can't you marry me? You
speak as if you had committed a
"So 1 have," she answered, and it
ivas his turn to start back and ex
claim. "Kitty, what do you mean?"
"Listen," (.he said miserably, and
then she tells her story.
)fr v-t were oii iu? ground. aid
she did not see the curious light In
'It is odd there was exactly the 50
you wanted, no more, no lexs," he ob
served quietly, to her astonishment.
"There was something else," she an
swered, "a "
Hut he Interrupted her:
"A shilling and four pennies were ill
it as well; the purse was green
Worked with black, and A. K. was
stamped in gold in one corner."
"A. K.!" she cried. "Arthur King!
It was your purse. Oh, let me go. Iet
me go. Jet me never see you again!"
He held her firmly.
"My darling, the money is nothing to
me In comparison with what you have
suffered. I am glad you had the mon
ey, glad that through me you were
able to give your aunt a little happi
ness at the end. Aud for yourself.
Kitty, you must be happy again now.
After all, you used my money, and It
Is only fair you should give me some
thing In exchange."
"I have nothing to give, at least
hardly anything. I have only been able
to save 10. Oh, Arthur, how you
must hate me!"
"I don't want money, Kitty. You can
give me the only thing In the world
that I want, and that Is " She
looked at h i in In wonderment. "Your
self," he finished, and she said no
more. New York News.
American Cigarette In India.
It is now, said that the cigarette
trade of India an enormous and grow
ing one, for every native smokes baa
bewa captured by America, it la the
M atory over again surplus atock
aoM at ruinous prices. Ten Amerlaan
etgjreuaa. dona ap la a box,- eta ba
boagbt to-day la aay India a baaaar for
halt a peany.
Kataral beadacbea ana art la It with
tba acqalratf klai.
Wonii Art Regularly Kmployrd, Usu
ally with Marked Butcea-i.
A brief account by Dr. McOee of the
nurse corps of the army as it exists
now has recently Uh-u published in the
Journal of the Association of Military
Surgeons of the United States. A pre
vious article described the conditions
attending the appointment of trained
women nurses for army duty, which
began iu May, lS'JS. and culminated
lu September, when about 1,200 were
employed. Between then and the pres
ent time they have served in the Unit
ed States, Culm, Porto Kico, Hawaii,
Japan, the Philippines, aud even in the
Chinese campaign, according to Amer
ican Medicine. The number is now
fixed at loo on active duty, with a
small body of "reserves" who have
seen active Kervice ami are ready to
answer future calls.
Trained nurses are permanently sta
tioned at the army hospital at San
Francisco, at the one for tuberculosis
at Fort Bayard. N. M.. and at the larg
est lio.-tilals in the Philippines, The;.
are temporarily sent to any post where
they may be needed. They nerve un
der a section of the army reorganiza
tion law framed in 1!. which pro
vided that the medical department
should consist of i-pii-itied medical of
ficers, of the enlisted m."n of t lie hos
pital corps, and of the nurse corps (fe
male). A superintendent Is stationed in the
Surgeon General's odice and a chief
nurse is at each of the hospitals whew
nurses are serving. Recent regulations
provide for an examination iu nurs
ing, cooking and allied subjects before
promotion from the grade of nurse to
that of chief nurse. Women are em
ployed with marked success ns teach
ers of nursing and cooking in the two
schools maintained to give brief pre
liminary instruction to the hospital
corps recruits. Dr. McGee urges that
In the future the nurse corps be more
largely utilized in giving systematic
ward training to fit the hospital corps
men for their duties in the smaller hos
pitals whifre they have uo trained su
pervision. She also recommends the
gradual formation of a larire corps of
reserves who have received some pot
graduate military training.
Cooked in a Peculiar War that Mads
1 he iw !elicioutt.
Recently Major John ft. Downing, of
Middieport, Ohio, was discussing army
chicken stealing and the various ways
tlie boys had of preparing them to be
served. The Major was a Mississippi
river pilot In his young days, and stood
at the w heel as a cub under the watch
ful eye of "Sam" Clemens, the Mark
Twain of the present day.
"Speaking of chicken stealing." said
the Major, who Is now j,ray and rem
iniscent, "we had great times on the
Mississippi when Mark Twain. Jake
Estep and myself were together. Jake
would have made a t.vpii-al soldier. He
could locate a fat pullet la a whole
coop of half-breeds.
"Iu those days we carried a great
deal of freight from points along the
Mississippi river to New Orleans, par
ticularly during the holiday season.
At many places the coops were four
and five deep on the levee when we
landed. Estep always had an eye out
for a particularly promising coop, and
usually kept In mind the place where
It had Im-cu stored away.
"Shortly before midnight he would
go on deck aud extract several plump
fowls from the coops he had 'pre
empted.' The chickens were dis
patched without a protesting squawk,
the entrails removed, but the feathers
left intact. Seasonings were then In
serted, and the fowls Inclosed in a
heavy casing of soft chy to the thick
ness of two inches. They were then
cast among the hot embers In the ash
pan arid permitted to roast to the
queen's taste.' When thoroughly
cooked, they were removed, and the
clay -2K!i:g Lreken frats s'.saut them.
The feathers came away with the clay,
leaving clean, smoking hot fowls ready
for the dish of hot butter awaiting
them upstairs. Kstep with a fork
stripped the flesh from the bones Into
the melted butter, while the rest of us
stood alMjut and smacked our lips in
anticipation. Dear, dear, but they
were good; Iu cooking them In that
way all the rich flavors were retained
I can almost taste them now, and I
wish I could as a matter of fact."
According to His Folly.
A young Japanese compositor em
ployed on a Japanese journal hardly a
stone's throw from the Mall and Ex
press building was riding downtown
In a City Mali train the other morning.
He was engrossed In his morning pa
per and paid little attention to the
other passeugers. But a fresh-looking
young man who sat next to him, and
who hud been eyeing him all along,
suddenly said:
"What sort of a 'nese' are ,you, any
way? A Chinese or a Japanese?"
The little Jap was not caught nap
ping. Quick as a wink he replied:
"What sort of a 'key' are you, any
way; a monkey, a donkey or a Yan
kee V
The fresh young man had uo more to
say, and left the train quickly when
City Hall station was reached. New
York Mail and Express.
Mho Caa't l It.
Mamma Johnny, I shall have to tell
your father what a naughty boy you
have been.
Johnny I guesa dad's right when lie
saya a woman can't keep a thing to
herself. Hoaton Transcr.pt.
Maatiac Caltftiraia Oraagoa.
commercial agent of tbe Japan
govern aaeat la in California to make
aa ttparUaeat of snipping California
A unique institution Is the Patholog
ical Museum at Berlin. This was es
tablished by Professor Yin-how, and
eouiaius a.Otsj preparations of a path
ological kind, with elaborate arrange
ments for preserving, mountiug and
MuilyiLg the specimens.
'Electrical reactions have been
found by Dr. A. D. Waller, of the
University of London, to serve as a
test of life in both animal and vege
table tisMiev In this way lie lias Just
shown that bits of human skin for
1l-iJ l"l i 1 . ,F lirMlTVU til.' 1 1- vitality at
le;,st two day, often ten days, and ;
probably (sometime much longer. As ;
eeniiriiiing this conclusion, it is men- i
lioiied that carefully preserved skin j
has bioti iiM-1 after six mouths, six
teen :nn. -ovulations out of twenty
iw o proving Me. cei-ful.
Some bacteria, huge fungi and rot
ten wood are known to glow In the
ilark, but shrubs n'ld (lowering plants
are not usually credited with the
property of phosphorescence. Dr. II.
P.eckurtz, however, bus lately discov
ered an old rec rd of phosphorescence,
lu an Indian grass known to the lirah
mins as -ijiotislitnuti." The account
Is of umMi interest to botanists, but,
while the plant has not been identified
with certainty, it is concluded that the
observer was led Into error by phos
phorescent bacteria on the grass.
If a flower pot is laid on Sis, side the
stalk of the plant growiug In It grad
ually curves upward until it resumes
the vertical position. This Is called
geotropie curvature, and the question
Is by what means the plant Is stimu
lated to change its direction of growth.
One theory avers that movable starch
grains iu the plant cells fall to the
lower side as the position Is changed,
and by their pressure Influence the
mechanism of growth. Recently Fran
cis Darwin, in England, has succeeded
in accelerating the tendency of a
plant to curve upward when placed
horizontally by subjecting It to the vi
brations of a tuning fork. He thinks
the shock of the vibrations affect the
movements of the starch grains.
When Mr. Marconi started bis great
power-Matlou at Pohlhu, lu England,
for the puriKsc of transmitting wire
less messages across the Atlantic,
many feared that the electric waves
from this station would interfere with
those of shorter range, used in com
municating between ships am! be
tween shore and (iliip. Recently Pro
fessor Fleming has experimented with
the Poldhu apparatus, and reports
that his experiments appear to him to
afford "a complete demonstration of
the truth of Mr. Marconi's statement
that the waves sent out from his ow-er-statlons
do not and will not Inter
fere with the reception of messages
from his apparatus as placed on board
The railway across the Andes, be
tween Chile aud the Argentine Repub
lic, which was projected twenty years
ago. Is at last to be completed, the
Chlleun congress having recently pass
ed a bill for the purpose. The loftiest
part of the pass, which lies not far
south of the great Andean giant, Acon
cagua, and which has an elevation of
13,000 feet. Is to be penetrated by a
tunnel, which will serve both to avoid
snowdrifts and to decrease the maxi
mum elevation of the road. The ter
minals of the railway on each side of
the pass are now within one day's
travel by mule caravan from one an
other. This will lie t lie first rail line
to cross the South American conti
Only a Child, Yet Cared for
a !-
aerted ISabjr Klve Uaya.
Few stories of the streets of Greater
New York are more pathetic than that
of a little shaver of a newsboy who
"toiued in" a 4-months-old'baby girl at
a Brooklyn police station the other
day. The newsboy had been lugging
the deserted infant about and caring
for it for five days before he felt im
pelled to pass up the burden that had
been thrust upou his little shoulders.
On a raw aud rainy afternoon the
boy was selling his papers at his ac
customed corner of Atlantic avenue, In
Brooklyn, when a young man and
woman, the latter carrying an lufnut,
approached him.
"Hold this baby for a few minutes,
son," said the man, taking the baby
from the arms of the woman, who was
weeping, "and I'll give you a quarter."
"Sure t'lng," said the newsboy, who
really wasn't much more than a baby
himself, although, as he afterwards
put It, bo'd been "husllln' fiu me
grub" for several years.
The man deposited the Infant lu the
newsboy's arms, aud then the couple
hurried around the corner, the woman
weeping. They didn't come back.
The newsboy, holding the baby on one
arm and his papers on the other, wait
ed for them for hours. Then, as he
subsequently explnlued, "I got wise
dat dey had done me, but I wasn't
goln t" shake de kid."
He got rid of all of his pficr be
fore tbe young one liegan to bawl.
The bawling alarmed him a good deal,
but ba concluded that It was due to
hunger. Bo be went Into a bake shop
and bought tbe baby a conple of sweet
bona. He was a good deal putaled
when be found that the 4 months old
baby wouldn't eat such delicacies as
sugared bona, and he scratched bis lit
tle shock bead a good deal over that
situation. Then he suddenly remem
bered tbat worm milk waa the tblng
for lnfscU cf the size of the one hi
was packing around Out of hi earn
Jug be bought a baby's milk bottb
aud ailed ;t with warm milk that hi
got at a little restaurant. The bottli
and the milk maiie a hit with the babj
girl, and she quieted down.
The newsboy was in the habit o:
sleeping In hallways, car sheds au
unused cars, power houws, and oC
place that afforded warmth aud con
cealineut, but he felt that, with lib
new re.-spoiiiibillty, "campiu' out," ai
he evpress'tj it, was out of the que
"A feller couldn't carry de baunei
wit' such a Hole kid as dat," hi
So he chartered a bunk for hlmsell
and the baby In au eight cent Brook
lyu lodging house. He tucked thi
young one under the quilts, warmer
up more milk for it oa the followlui
morning and caned for it generally
and then set out to sell papers, wlti
the baby on one arm and his pa pen
ou the other.
Thus he nurtured the waif for flvi
days. Then he "went broke." Ills lltth
reserve fund of pennies hsd all beet
spent In "blowiu' de little geezer" bu
own words again. He didn't mind tin
constant gjvi.ig of bis newsboy com
paulons, but he found that the cariin
for the baby seriously interfered will
his paper-selling business. So he re
luctantly carried the baby to a polio
"S.iy, sarge," be said to t!'e desk set
gennt on duty, "take dis hard luck ta
off me han's, will youse? I'm all In
an' dey alu't nottln' doiu' wit' me hIiici
I got de kid. It yells so much dat I
can't sell me pnpes. But, say, sarge
youse won't give de kid none de wois
of it, will youse, bey?" he added, will
great solicitude, aud then he told hli
story of bow he had come into jws
session of the mite of a girl.
The baby Is now In a foundling asy
lum, and the stout-souled and tender
hearted newsboy Is back on his Allan
tic avenue corner selling his "papes.
He Is selling more of thetn, fourfold
than be ever sold before, and hundredi
of persons who know the story of bow
he took care of the deserted baby foi
five days are telling bim to "keep tn
change" these days.
Cuatnms at West Virginia Hotel No
CunduciTe to Gormandizing.
There are districts In the West Vlr
glula mountains where tbe pe iple livi
iu very primitive fashion. They l!
as did their fathers and do as Ihej
pleas;, and, says one who has vl.-dii-f
them, "don't .-ire a darn, and when
they curry guns ue tin in with simplt
dirciues." The chief of the .-auii'r(
clan has been down lu that loealltj
and tells of some iutere-tlng espe
rien es: 'T steppid into a lunch rooit
at one of the mountain stations to gel
a cup of coffee.
"By the way, I believe that they'vi
revived the war custom of making eof
fee out of sweet potatoes and burn'
rye. You know the n-bs used to di
tii.it when they couldn't get the rcni
thing. Anyway the lunch counter cof
fee had a yam flavor. To the right o)
me was an empty suit. The man wh(
nut there Just before had trlid pie am.
did very well. At least there re
maliH'd only crumbs and n knife cov
eied wlili clnrry juiec. Tin- man t
the left of me was, tackling a liair
sandwich and he called for a knife b
spread on some mustard. The walti-l
was a raw-boned mountaineer. Ill
slouched forward and picked up the
cherry-stained knire. First I thought
lie was going to swallow It, but h
was nfllly only licking off the stalus
after whkh he wiped the knife on hli
apron- and di livered It to the hair
sandwich chap. The latter looked al
me aud dropped the mustard Idea.
"A stranger came In at this momen!
and culled for a dozen oysters on tin
shell. A moment biter I heard tin
long geared mountaineer yell to
simiii boy in a far corner: "Whari
thet air set o' shells? 'What set 0
shells:' grumbled tho boy. 'Then
air shells thet I use for elsters.' '
hove 'em at a purp daown the bill thli
ma wiling,' sniffed the boy. The moun
taineer vaulted over the counter, but
the boy escaped. The former ex
plained: 'I hain't a got none o' their
air sdiell to put the pIbIpits on. Con
saru thet kid:'" Pittsburg Dispatch
The ouniled lluellaL.
At the recent congress of physlclam
lu New Orhiins a story about Dr
Ixiretiz went the rounds.
Dr. Irenz, some years ago, wai
summoned suddenly to ihe bedhlde ol
a Frenchman who had been wounded
In a duel.
"Come Immediately and bring I
plenty of surgical appliances," said
the summon) r. "for you will find youj
patient In a serious situation."
Accordingly the physician and hli
assistant loaded Into their carriage i
great quantity of bandage, and iodo
form gauze and absorbent cotton, to
gethcr with probes of every size nut
shape, fin ii stliHIcs and splint. Tbej
were equipped to dreW the wounds ol
n mn!l army, nnd great, therefore
was their disgust, upon reaching tin
French ms.n's hue. to find that nolh
lug ailed Mm bin a mere sworf
sciatch In Die forearm.
Dr. Lorenz. wliti a smile, sent lib
assistant for some warm water, and
waited for Its arrival to dress the tinj
wound, Tb Fr hchuian, groinlnj
fearfully, said to him:
"is my arm hurt serious, sir?"
"Very serious, Indeed," replied tbi
physician. "I'm sfrald, If my assist
ant doiau't hurry It will heal of Itsei;
before he gets bsck."
Never laugh at a girl with a pu
nose; you can't tU what au ton
law the La Mala Province War
Loat to Kaglaad Korayer.
Buenos Aires, meaning "jjood airs'
it "healthful winds," was mined by au
Id Spanish explorer ana freebooter.
Vdro de Mrndoxa, who founded th
ity In thtf year l.V'5. The wind blow
ng In from the pampas was certainly
nod, but not so tbe flat, swampy pieco
if ground that be selected for a town.
1'et the little settlement grew, despite
ts surroundings, despite the lack of a
larbor, despite a century of Indian
vars and over two and a half centu
les of Spanish misrule. It grew and
irospered until, lu 1770an eay duto
0 remember It became the capital of
be great Spanlbb viceroyalty of I-a
;'lata, which comprised what is now
Vrgentlna, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uru
uay. Jusi 100 ycais ago P.Uejios Aires
herniation had reached f0.0iHi, which
eems quite remarkable w hen one coll
iders the vexatious taxes and restric
jous imposed on her colonics.
In ISiwj occurred the British Invasion
tinier .Major-Wen. (afterward Viscount)
Villiain Carr Bcresfon', an event that
icarly changed the destiny of half a
oiitinent. For "the Purple Land that
jiginnd lost," as a writer styles the
.a Plata countries, would probably
nive been British to-day. like Cape
lony, or, at least English speaking,
.ad Beresford held the city lie so easily
rapt ured.
England and Spnln were at war at
his time, Spain Iteing tbe ally of Na
loleon. Beresford, who bad been sta
loued at Cape of Wood Hots", thought
le would Bid his country by seizing a
ipaulsh colony, and Impulsively set
tall for the l!!o de la Plata with about
XX) men. Arrived off I'Menos Aires, be
ook the city quite urprise, and
aptured it easily.- 1 pimple were
lot Inclined to suluuii m a mere haud
'ul of Ingleses (Englishmen), and after
1 few weeks' preparation they ad-
.'anced upon the invaders and soon
iverwheltned them. Tim fighting oc
:urred In the Pln7-a Mayor, the princi
pal square of the city, where Beres
'ord was Intrenched, and this square
uis ever since been known as the Plasia
t'ictorla, while adjacent streets, such
is Defeusa (Defense), Iteeonqulsta (Be
ronqncHt), and a few others, were re
lamed In honor of the victory. (
But Great Britain, unwilling to lose
inch a prize, sent a much larger force,
mder Wcneral Whilelm ke. to recap,
ure the city. This expedition, how
ver, ended much more disastrously.
iVhltetoi-kc. through his Incompetency,
ot hair bis men a:;d bad to withdraw
o bis ships; and, to i-ompii-fe his dis
grace, he surrendered Montevideo, tbo
ity across the river now tbe capital
r l.'rngu.iy which hail been gallantly
iptnn-d by a separate force. Thus
he I.a Plata provinces were lost to
Ciigiand forever. St. Nicholas.
Karrrtt, the New Minl.lcr
Ihe Art-eniiae Kepuhlic.
The new minister to Argentina. John
Jurrett of Oregon, who succwds V.
l Ixird. was formerly minister to
Slam and is nn au
thority on matter
pertaining to tho
far east. Slueo
early lu P.srj Mr.
Barrett has been
commissioner gen
eral for Ihe St.
Louis exposition to
Asia and Australia
and ha but re
cently returned to
this country.
While minister to
81am (181H !S) Mr. Barrett settled tbo
famous claim of Dr. M. A. Cheek, ob
taining an award of $i"iiUM). When
the Spanish war broke out be resigned
his diplomatic iost and went to the
Philippines as a wsr corresiiondi nt.
In l'JOl he was a delegate to the In
ternational conference of American
s;ates held In Me ho. I.a-t Diccmbr
he was apiiolutcd minister to Japan,
but declined In onb-r to complete his
vork for (he St. Louis exposition.
Why Angela .Needed a I. udder.
H. H. Vreeland. the pri sklent of the
Metropolitan Street Railway Company
of New York, Is the son of a clergy
man Itev. A. If. Vreeland and some
times he tells the following story of
hi father, says the Detroit 'News-Tribune:
"One afternoon my father mnile au
address before a Sunday school. Ja-
cobs ladder was the subject that be
chose to tulk on, and after be had told
that beautiful biblical story he said
to the listening children: j
" 'Is there any one here Who has
sny questions to ak shout Jacob?'
"There was u silence. Again my
father uskisl:
"'Is there no one here who wishes
lo ask some questions alKiut Jacob,
and the ladder, and the angels ascend
ing nn I descending?'
"This time a little girl said timidly:
"'Why was It, sir. since the angels
had wings, that they needed a ladder
to ascend und desei rid on?
"Be fore a ijiiiKii'w so Intelligent and
Ingenious my father naturallv win at
a loss. He could think of nothing to
reply, so to Kin nine tie said:
"'Tho question I )mve ,. a.ke(
Is a good one. Can anybody answer
It? Come, now surely some llitb; boy
or girl can answer this quifdlrm. Why
did the angels have a ladder whin
they were tndowed with wlngtr
"A little boy in the back of the
room pip d out:
" 'Maybe they were molting, sir.'
Horn Women Among Thra.
Mra. Bnappe-OUI all men art foola
Mr. Hnsppe Yes? L'nfortaDatsiy
vr yon, near, tna rule doaasi't
betb waya. Philadelphia Pnaa.