Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, May 05, 1904, Image 6

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With evident suspicion aud mistrust,
Bernikoff viewed the growing iutiniaey
between bis prisoner Iran and the Scot
tish captain; and though be neither rec
ommended that it should cease or inter
dicted it, he made many mental notes
Though Balgonie sympathized with
Iran to the fulled extent, he knew too
well the danger of doing more; and he
felt that he had hi own share of secret
sorrow and anxiety, and might yet hare
greater to endure. The sir! he loved was
already a political fugitive; her father
and cousin were prisoners, and perhaps
In chains; her brother and Lis kinsman
Uaakoff. already viewed as criminals;
and with the terrors of despotism hang-
lug over them all.
Natalie a fugitive aud where? In
the wild forests, pern a us. where wolves
and outlaws lurked, what perils and pri
vations might she not be suffering! Na
talie, so delicate, so pure, so gently nur
tured, and so highly bred.
Balgonie was aware, also, that inti
macy with the family of Mierowiu, and
the deep interest be bad in their fate,
was fraught with personal peril to him
aelr In such a laud of tyranny as Russia.
Full of such thoughts as these oue fore
noon, he was leaning on a canuou in one
of those deep embrasures of the fortress
which faced the drawbridge communicat
ing with the land. The guard was In
the act of lowering the bridge to permit
man to pass out. This person was just
parting from Beruikoff, with whom he
had been for some time in close and earn
est conversation, and from whom he was
evidently receiving money an unusual
circumstance, as that distinguished field
officer generally lavished more kicks and
cuffs than thanks or coins.
On beholding thia man, as he bowed
humbly, cap iu band, era the bridge
and disappear among the houses of the
town beyond, Balgonie experienced a
species of nervous shock. lie could not
doubt that this fellow, so gigantic in
stature and powerful in muscular devel
opment, in the coarse coat and leathern
girdle, with the long lock of grizzled hair
dangling behind his right ear, was Nich
olas Paulovitch, the murderer of Po
datchkine, the gypsy woodman, and the
swindling mendicant of the barrier at
the Neva. .
"This man here in SehhiRselburg,"
thought Balgonie, with indiguation and
alarm; '"here in earnest conversation with
Bernikoff. The spirit of mischief seems
to pervade the air again 1"
A few minutes afterward a Cossack
named Jagouski, who had bceu severely
knouted by Bernikoff for pilfering a pipe
ful of tobacco, came forward with tot
tering steps, and looking painfully thin
and feeble from recent suffering, and
with the crouching bearing of the Mus
covite toward a superior, said that his
Excellency the Governor wished to speak
with him in his quarters, whither Bal
gonie at once repaired.
"Carl Ivanovitch." said Bernikoff,
who certainly had rather a perturbed air,
"some auspicious characters are in our
vicinity, and have actually been hovering
tn boats about the fortress. What think
you of that?"
"Suspicious characters, excellency
"In the town one dropped this coin a
silver rouble of the prisoner Ivan Ivan
the Unknown Person. To possess one,
unless as I do this, for proof of treason,
it to court death or Siberia."
"And from whom had you this?"
I "A spy," replied the colonel curtly.
! "The man who has just left you?"
' "The same."
I "Nicholas Paulovitch," continued Bal
gonie, with increasing astonishment at
the other's coolness; "the assassin of the
corporal the wretch of whom I told you
when I first arrived here!"
1 "All that may or may not be," replied
Bernikoff, with a stern air, almost
amounting to rudeness; "when I require
this fellow no more, you may impale him,
if you please; but molest him not at
"I do not see, excellency, that all 'v a
In any wav concerns me," said Bs.kw- j
nie, haughtily. i
"It does concern yon thns far. I shall
anticipate any attempt that may be made
by those Itirkers, whoever they may .
You must remember," he added, lowering
his voice, "the tenor of the dispatch you
brought me."
"Perfectly," replied Charlie, in a some
what faint voice, ns he knew not how
terrible or rpr!Kntint might be the duty
assigned him by this military despot
"Well, jou shall pass forth into the
own to-night with a patrol of twenty
men, armed with sabers and carbines.
Surround and search the main street,
and compel till therein who seem suspi
cious, to produce their papers; and, if
they are without such, bring them to me,
and I shall question them in a fashion
of my own."
; "And I am to take twenty men with
me?" said Balgonie, after an unpleasant
"Yes! the bridge will be lowered for
yon after sunset Whoever these lurk
era are, they have been seen and overheard-
and this coin is proof sufficient to
warrant the transportation of a whole
province. Be they who they may, Dy ev
ery dome In sacred Mother Moscow, they
ball 6nd me ready for them!"
Ralconie had no resource bnt to obey
la silence; and an angry 'ten escaped
him as be stack his loaded pistols in
bis girdle when the ana sank behind the
nan ualnted roofs of the wooden town
snd the evening gun boomed from the
Defiling ha the twilight through the
streets of grhlusselbnrg. he marched
straight to where he knew that the prin
cipal tea house was situated; and while
hit heart sank within hiss in fear of
wIkmb he Might arrest perhapa Natalie
llsarilf he at once snrroanded the
feaCSag as nrerent on stress, and to the
wCan alarai aatd pertarbetioa of all
sjejM wttnfam,
Vfca taw eiwokoo' rdMM of tne ala
rrzzzi Ooaosttts wets aeea ashing la
t T- mi fffcew bUgaalt eaftered
U ;UUd taw s tlMf n
narrow war between the numerous ta
bles, at which the croups were seated,
amid an oppressive odor of otroug tea,
coarse tobacco and Ituiuuan leather
from boots, caps and girdles many a
peasant iu bis canvas coat and many a
stout merchant in his fur cloak felt bis
heart quail with apprehension, be knew
not of what; aud every saucer the ta
is not drunk from cups was set down
untasted, while one or two nieu nearly
choked tiiemseives with liieir iuuipa of
sugar, for usually it is not put into the
tea, but U retained in the mouth of the
drinker, so that, in a spirit of economy,
the poor Muscovite may indulge in two,
perhaps turee, cups of his favorite bever
age, and use thereto but one piece of
For his intrusion Balgonie apologized;
this, though a very unusual proceeding
La 1 country so deiqtotic, failed to reas
sa.e the tea driukers, who were all bush
ed in silence and expectation; and a girl
who had lieen singing for their amuse
ment crouched dowu in a corner for con
cealment. Balgonie counted the nnuiber of per
sons, aud noted the exact hour by bis
watch; he then proceeded, with a heart
full of anxiety and dread, to examine
each person in succession, in reality look
ing for those he had no wish to fiud.
All who possessed the requisite papers
showed them; others proved, all in suc
cession, to be soldiers and drivers, sail
ors and serfs; thus, after a time, a load
seemed to be lifted from the mind of
the young oificer. As he turned to leave
the apartment without a prisoner, the
Cossack Jagouski rather roughly drag
ged the singing girl from the nook where
she had sought concealment, and theu
Balgonie recognized the fine dark face,
the black eyes and the large glittering
earrings of Olga Paulowna. the gypsy
girl whom he had lefriended at Ixtiga
fche who saved him from a terrible fate
in the forest.
"Let the girl go free, J.igouski," said
Balgonie; "1 hall answer for her if re
Olga drew a paper from her bosom
and showed that it was her passport
from the commandant of Krcjko. permit
ting her to travel to and from Hchluxi-el-burg.
Jagonskl saluted and withdrew a few
paces; and now, as if the cloud of doubt
and dread Balgonie's arrival had cast
over all was dispersed, a?aiu the noisy
bum of voices pervaded the long rem
of the tea house, aud laughter even broke
forth ot intervals.
"Olga," said Balgonie, "you here so
far from home?"
"Yes, IIoHpodeen. for my home is any
where, or wherever night finds uie; but
I have news for yon."
"News and for me?"
'Yes," said she, sinking her voice to
a whisper; "I have news of Natalie
Mierowna. She U here. In the neigh
borhood of Scblusselliurg."
Charlie felt his heart die within him
nt this intelligence, for such a vicinity
was full of peril.
'Be' to-morrow at noon on the road
that lends to Tosna. and you shall learn
more. Till then, adieu; and God be with
The noon of the following day saw
Charlie Balgonie after an anxious and
almost sleepless night proceeding on
foot along the road that leads southward
to Tosna, a little tows, which stands on
a stream of the same name, a tributary
of the Neva, but some ten miles distant
from Schlusselburg.
Before him rose the tall fir trees of
the forest where he was to meet Olga
the "wood of the honey tree," an it was
named. There, as Balgonie approached",
all was still save the voice of the wood
cock, and the hum of insects; he lingered"
for a few minutes on the outskirts, just
where the highway to Tosna dipped
down into the deep and gloomy dingle of
intertwisted branches, which formed a
species of leafy tunnel overhead.
To the northward be could see the
place he had left, the gloomy Castle of
Schlusseiburg. moated round by the Neva
1 -1- t x1a- in; i n o Hie latler
on its rock, its towers wearing a somlier
brown tint even iu the noonday sunshine,
ss if no light could brighten them; and
the white Hag of Russia was fluttering
on the summit of the teep, where Ivan
was pining away the years of youth iu ,
silence and seclusion.
Balgonie heard a voice waking the ;
echoes of the dingle; three notes were
struck on a tambourine, as a signal to
him, and Olga approached Ringing.
"I have kept my appointment, Olga.
"And 1 mine." she replied gayly, while
tripping toward him in n playful man
ner; "now follow me. Hospodeen, aud
I shall take you to those who will be
right glad to see yea."
"First let ns be sure that we are un
wstehed." "Right," said she; and stooping in
her earnestness, her keen, dark and glit
tering eyes swept the whole landscape
that lay between the wood and Schlussel
bnrg, and glanced keenly beyoud the
stems of the trees Into the dingles and
vista; but save the birds on the branches
and the gnats revolving in the sunshine,
no living thing was visible,
"Follow me, Hospodeen," said the gyp
sy; "we have not far to go."
They descended into the dark dingle,
or hollow, and then quitted the highway;
Olga gathering np her skirts that she
might tread with greater facility among
the thick gorse and long rank grass. She
explained to Balgonie that, as there was
no path to guide them, her chief clews
were a set of notches, cut to all appear
ances carelessly, as if with a woodman's
as, on the hark of the great pine trees.
"These marks seem fresh, aud recently
cut who made them?" ssked Balgonie.
The Hospodeen, Baail Mierowiu,"
she whispered.
'Poor Basil!" responded Charlie, is a
law tana
After tailing throagh the dense forest
for more than half an hoar, they arrived
at the feat of a. gray granite cliff, the
face of which waa scrsened, or nearly
ar nasi of ispeodlog try,
creepers and rreea lichens, forming '
j Lackgrouud which, at a little distance
blrudeJ with the greenery of the womla.
"We have arrived." said she, turning,
with a usfa on her dark face which
made it radiantly beautiful. She struck
three strokes on her tambourine and
shook its bells.
Charlie thought of her kinsman, Nich
olas Paulovitch, and instinctively grasp
ed one of the pistols at bis girdle, oa see
ing the dark and bearded face of a man
appear among the try leaves some twenty
feet above him. A rope ladder was low
ered, and whatever doubts or misgivings
were in bis mind, he felt himself con
strained now to go through the adventure
to its end.
lie clambered np, and on the great
screen of ivy being lifted aside, found
himself face to face with Lis old friend
Basil Mierowitz, the subaltern of his
company, who, grasping both bis hands
with kindly warmth of manner, led him
into a cavern or grotto, one of a series of
many, into which the granite rocks had
there Itecn hollowed by some long past
convulsion of nature. Another hand was
instantly laid on his, a smaller and softer
one aud two beautiful dark eyes were
bending tenderly on his face.
Natalie, be exclaimed, in a tremu
lous voi-e, and would have pressed her
to bis breast but for the presence of
Basil and several other men.
Amid the twilight of the cavern, he
could perceive its rough natural walls
and arch, with hazy but sunny rays that
streamed faintly in the background,
athwart the obscurity, as if the vault
communicated with other galleries in the
rock, through which the upper light of
day stole in by the crannies and chasms.
ile was also enabled to see that with
Natalie, ber brother Basil, and her cousin
L'sakoff, who had been a lieutenant in
the Valikolutx Grenadiers, there were
about twenty men in the place, all clad
in sheepskin coats, the invariable dress
of the Russian peasant, and uearly all
had red serge breeches, rough boots and
girdles of rope or untauned leather.
Though attired like woodmen or labor
ing serfs, all these men had unmistakably
the bearing of well-trained soldiers; all
were stroug. active, and resolute in as
pect; and Balgonie had no doubt that
they were those natives of the L'karine,
the deserters from the Livonian frontier,
of whom Bernikoff had spoken; for
against the walls of the cavern were
ranged a number of muskets and bayo
nets, with sets of accoutermcnls, sabers
and pistols. There, too, stood a regi
mental drum, decorated with the impe
rial arms, and the forbidden name of
the Emperor Ivan! Every moment seem
ed to increase the perils that surrounded
the luckless Balgonie, for now he was
in the very den of the conspirators.
"Oh! Basil Usakoff my friends, if
indeed I may yet dare to call you so, and
live," said Balgonie, in a voice that win
broken by emotion, "for what rash and
dreadful purpose do I find yon and these
utifortutiate fellows here?"
"You and all Russia, too, shall learn
ere long." replied Mierowitx calmly nd
sternly; yet with a grave and iioble air,
with w hich his coarse canvas coat assort
ed oddly.
"And poor Natalie!" exclaimed Bal
gonie, in a tone of grief and reproach
"have you no love for her?"
"Until Natalie informed me, I knew
not, my friend, Carl Ivanovitch, that you
were the bearer of tftat secret dispatch,
which might have cost you limb or life,
when It was too late to arrest those I
had set upon your track."
"Well, certainly, I was not much In
debted to the good offices of your rogue,
"The corporal's orders were simply to
abstract the document and bring it to
me; not to slay its bearer, unless such a
catastrophe became unavoidable."
"He fell into his own snare a dark
and deadly one."
"Happily you escaped it, and I have
saved two hnndred silver roubles for the
service of the emperor."
"Who do you mean?" asked Balgonie,
in a whisper.
"Ivan the prisoner of Scolussclburg!"
exclaimed UshkoII. with enthusiasm.
"Alas!" added Balgonie, "you court
but yonr own destruction."
"Think not so; but join ua, and share
our perils and our glory," replied the
"I nm bound by allegiance to the em
press." "You are bat a tool in her hands, Carl
"Per-5f o; bnt one with a sharp
edge, I hope," replied Balgoi.ie, who felt '
oul? genuine- sorrow; and a silence of
nearly a minute ensued.
(To be continued.)
Blindfolded One Could Tell Localities
oy 1 heir odors.
If you were to set me down In N"W
York blindfolded 1 could give a pretty
close gue as to my whereabouts by
the smell ot tbat particular locality,"
said a salesman. "If my nose seemed
stuffed witli hides and tallow I should j Philippines, Cochin China. Klam and
know that I was In tbe immediate j Lao8 straill Ktlenients, Bur
vicinity of Gold, Cliff or Frankfort mahi indlai Svrla aM(J i-niestine, I
street. A pronounced odor of spice found every where a deep interest In
would Indicate Fulton street, la tbe fbe cban(ng economiu conditions. The
neighborhood of the East river-, but common people In Asia care little for
If tea and coffee predominated tho' bllt (ne nr,ce. of food and .....
chances would be Btrongly In favor of
Front, Pearl or Water street
A saccharine quality la the air woulg
suggest the sugar and molasses neigh-
I . I UMIH.n, TX'-tl L--..,.
uviuuuu 11 vi . el railways, telegraphs, newspapers,
streets. Perfumes would plaee me at ,abor MTng machinery, and the Intr
once on Leonard or Chambers, or Pmb1 i daction of Western Idess are slowly
bly Grand street while a strong odor ( but iUrer revolutnlnir.log tbe Orient
of soap would let me know that Pearl . ghantung wheat, which formerly had
or Murray street, or perhaps Green- no market beyond a radius of a few
wlch or Hudson waa not far off. If tha draen ,! from the wheat field, can
atmosphere were fairly reuking wit I now t)e dipped by railway and stew ra
the scent of drugs I would figure out gnlp t0 tny p,rt of tne worM Md ln
that I had wound np somewhere near , conse,,Uence every Chinese buyer has
Fulton, William or Cliff street," tha)to pay mor for ,t In ,lke manner
salesman continued, according to tha new facnitlw! for export have doubled.
New York Times. j trebled, and ln some places quadrupled
"Tobacco would give me a wlda tbe prW of rice qUra, Siaro and
range, out 1 wouia proimoiy ot, near
Pearl, I me or uroaa street. 1 ue snieu
of hops would be a sure Indication of
Whitehall street. West and Bouth
streets have tbeir distinctive odors of
shipping and seamen's supplies."
Bora tot China.
Hot, Barnes, too prima donna, ipm
tbe first Ova years of ber life at Bhang.
tel. where bar father waa la practiM
a a lawrar.
Mortimer Menpcs' new book oa
Whistler. which will tc called
"Whistler as I Knew Ilim," will make
a volume of almut tlOO pages, includ
ing lot) full-page plates in color and
'"Highways aud Byways in Sussex,"
by E. V. Lucas, Is the latest addition
to the Macmlllan Company's "High
ways and Byways" series. The vol
ume contains numerous Illustrations
by Frederick L. Griggs.
Guy Wetinore Carrji's new humor
ous story, "Far from the Maddening
Girla." will apiear In the Ladies'
Home Journal, with Illustrations by
Peter Newell. It tells of the experi-
encei of a young bachelor whose aim
Is to keep "one mile from a woman,"
and miles away from the girls.
O. Henry, who Is Sydney Porter In
real life, has gone to "The Walrus
snd the Carpenter" for the title of bis
novel of Central America, which he
calls "Cabbages and Kings." This is
Mr. Porter's first long story, although
bis stories have won for him one of
the meteoric successes of the past year.
Americans wbo contributed several
hundred thousand dollars to the suf
ferers from the India famine of IWf.t
1U00 can learn how this money was
distributed in the relief work by read
ing "In Famine Ijind," a work written
by an American missionary. Rev. J. E.
William Dana Orcutt, whose book
for children, "The Princess Kalllsto,"
was publishes! last year, has written
a novel which A. C. McClurg &. Co.
will bring out. It Is entitled "Robert
Cavelier." It la the romance of the
explorer Robert Cavelier Do La Salle's
Charles M. rikluneT, author of
"Myths aud legends of Our Own
Land," bus made arrangement with
I. Appleton A Co. to brlug out a new
volume, dealing with "Yards and (Jar
dens." The author will show through
text, photographs and diagrams bow
the small city plot or the buck yard
may be beautified.
Or. William Bauer, the German eth
nologist, who has lieeri studying the
southern tritws In Hip interior of .Mex
ico for the Royal Museum of Ktlmolo
gy of Berlin, Ixhh compiled an Inter
esting and remarkably complete vo
cabulary of the languages spoken by
the different tribes. The Znpotecan vo
cabulary Is 3,'XIO words, tne fullest yet
A love story, written almost wholly
In dialogue, entitled "A Woman's
Will," Is among Little, Brown A Co.'s
announcements. The author Is Anne
Warner, a frequent contributor to the
periodical press during the past few
years. It Is a story of an unhappy
American widow's sumruer on the con
tinent The scenes of the story Include
Munich, Zurich and Lucerne.
The readers of "Tbe Letters of a
Self-Made Merchant to Ills Son," and
those readers were many, will welcome
the announcement that George II. Lor-
iiner has another liook ready for pub
lication. It Is to be called "Old Gor
gon Graham," and Is, like its prede
cessor,- In tbe form of letters; but the
new letters tell the self-made mer
chant's own story and do not concern
themselves with tbe son.
'Children of the Tenements" is one
of tbe few books of short .;torles pub
lished last year that reached real pop
ularity. Its genuine human Interest
and its strong human appeal were no
doubt tbe cause of the demand for
four editions; but It Is also true that
these stories by Mr. Rlis derive from
their simple truthfulness a strange
power to touch the emotions to smiles
nd tears. Wholesome and genuine
they are above all things; and so is
their author,, whose autobiography,
"The Mt!s of as American." hs
given more real pleasure to Its readers
than almost any other biography of re
cent years.
Princes in Aula.
Ouring a recent tour In Asia of
nearly sixteen mouth (from Febru
ary, 1101, to January, VAK), In wbicli
I visited Jatmn. Korea. China, the
inent touches every man, woman and
child at a sensitive point.
Almost everywhere the old days of
cbjMp ivlDg are parsing away. Steam
. .
; jipftn .Century.
Home Good tn lb
"Did dat last job o' yours do you
any good?" asked the first burglar.
"Well, It'll Improve my education, I
guess. The man of the house was a
book agent and before I got away he
made roe buy a cyclopedia." Phlla-
1 delpula Press
A wldow MJI .t a bosb,nd 0B
aorta is worts two la tat otaor plaot.
Drlishtfal Habits and Customs of Cr
tula Plscn and People.
I ten mark claims that there is not a
single iierson in her lomaiu wbo can
not read and write. On tt.e northeast
coast of New Guinea, tbe itiaiul of
Kutulia. surrounded by a wall of coral
:sihi feet high ou one side and from fifty
10 Its) feel ou tbe other, maintains thir
teen villages of natives, to whom war,
crime aud poverty have Ix-en unknown
since tbe beginning of tbeir traditions.
Tbe most -aceful and comfortable
community in Europe Is tbe commune
of tbe Cautou Yaud, in Switzerland.
Nearly everyone Is well off and there
art- no paupers.
Finland is a realm whose inhabitants
are remarkable for their Inviolate In
tegrity. There are no banks and no
safe deposits, for no such security Is
esKentiul. You may leave your luggage
anywhere for any length of time and
be quite sure of rinding -it untouched on
your return, and your purse full of
money would be Just as secure under
similar circumstances. The Finns
pla.-r tbeir money acd valuables in
boles iu the ground and cover them
with a big leaf. Such treasure Is ss
credly repeated by all who pass It
but In the rare event of a man wishing
to borrow of bis neighbor during bis
absence, he will take only the smallest
sum he requires and place a mesHage In
the hole telling of his urgent need,
promising to repay the amount on a
specified date. And he will Invariably
keep bis word, for the Finn Is Invinci
ble In his independence.
Agneta Park, near Delft, in Holland,
Is another I'toplan example. A tract
of ten acres has upon It 150 houses,
each with its little garden and with
certain common buildings and common
grounds. Tbe bouse are occupied by
the employe of a groat company, who
form a corporation which owns the
park. Each member owns shares In
the corporation and pays rent for bis
house. The snrplus, after all expenses
have lieen paid, comes back to him as
dividend. If he wishes to go away or
If he dies bis shares are bought up by
the corpora t Ion and sold to tbe man
who takes his place.
Southern Nrgro Would Not
.Move the Meat.
"It is often curious to observe the
piny of superstition in the nature of
the black man," said a writer in the
New Orleans Times-Democrat; "and
it is really astounding at times to note
the total Ignorance of the law of cause
and effect wbicli Is to be found among
members of the black race. Recently
I bad occasion to observe a rather
striking Instance of tbe point I have In
mind. It was during bog killing time
out In my country home. Part of a
hog had been left out on a platform
aud the thing I have in mind happened
aleng late iu the evening, Just as the
day was merging into darkness.
"Now, it Is a well known fact that
the negro, lit coinmiui with other peo
ples who believe in ghosts, associate
tbee uncanny menilwr with darkness.
One of the negroes of the place was
engaged In taking the meat from the
platform into the smokehouse, where
It was being salted down. Now note
what happened. It Is dunk. Tbe
shadowy part of the day had set In.
it was bordering on ghost time. ' When
the negro was ou bis way to the piat
fonn to get the last piece of meat
which bad been left be noticed that
It was moving restlessly on the? pint
form. Did he get It? Not much. He
u.d not get close enough to touch it
lie not only remained religiously away
from the piece of hnuiited meat but
he refused positively to leave his
wulte friends, and when tbey pressed
him for an explanation of his con
duct he told them just what the mutter
was. 'Ross,' he said, seriously, 'dat
hum suttenly Is ba'nted.'
cf course, tbe trouble was soon
straightened out. There was a cat un
der the platform, and the feline mem
ber was pulling away at the meat with
vigor. The white men explained to
tbe uegro that there-was no ghoRt, that
it was nothing but a t-ai ii.nl had Inreii
banging around ull day. But note the
darky's skepticism: 'Mebbe so, boss,'
he said, 'but I hasn't seed dc cat' "
Keep a Hcrap-llook.
Yoa may make for yourself an In
teresting book by constructing a
scrap-book devoted to one subject
One young girl with a strong Interest
In the life of Mary Queen of Scots
has collected from magazines and
other sources articles, lllustra tied or
not, as it happens, verses, pictures of
buildings and localities, and portraits
relating to this heroine, aud bas put
them Into a single scrap-book, making
a volume ln which she takes much
pride. When she cannot obtain a
printed copy of an extract she wishes
to add, she does not hesitate to copy
It out neatly upon the pages of her
book which is merely a large "com
position book."
The educational value of such work
Is by 110 means slight since to know
one thing well done must needs learn
much of many others. Indeed, It has
been said more than once Uiat to
know one thing completely we should
have to know all things.
There Is a good suggestion bere.
You will be surprised. If you legln to
gather material upon some topic, to
see bow much is printed about your
favorite subject One word of caution.
Do not choose too wide a subject
Make your limits narrow enough to
be within your scope. Your scrap
book need not be upon history or lit
erature, but It should be concerned
with something worth tbe time yoa
mean to spend upon It St Nicholas.
It la cheaper to buy furniture now
than It la to carry oq a prolong
fore or More Mill Employed M Mai
' Provided one had te time and facili
ties. It would have been an interesting
Mt of sociological study to lind out
sbat became of the army of tramps,
uo'.o.-s and ne'er-do-wells who follow
d tbe redoubtable Coxey Into Wah
, ;:igtou in 1MI. nays the Washington
' Mar. It was known that for a time a
j .oiiKiderable body of them "squatted"
ver in Jackson City, but this did not
last long, aud no doubt the great body
of them returned to tbeir old haunts ln
the West and North.
It is, therefore, a matter of no small
interest to know that something in tb
neighliorhood of twenty of Coxey'a
soldiers settled along the Chesapeake
nd Ohio canal, working as canal boat
men and fishermen up even to the
present day. Speaking of this little
known fact, an old canal boat man, a
veteran, of thirty five years" service,
"When Coxey' army came through
Maryland en route for tbe capital In
tbey engaged IxiaU at Cumber
land, making a part of the trip by
canal. While tbe great !ody of this
army was made up of tramps who
were not socking work under any cir
cumstance. Mill there were a few
men who were fairly honet In this
mutter, and who bad Joined the army
in tbe hoH of finding something to do.
Many of his soldiers were from the
H'wt, and bad never secu a canal be
fore Iu their lives, and for some reason
nr other the canal life appealed strong
ly to the Im.Iic mlaii proH"iiMltles f not
H few of them.
"Consequently by the time the army
arrived In Washington there were
some twenty of them who bad hired
out as laborers on the canal boats.
Tbey remained with us for several
years, and as late as 19"2 there were
Mill throe or four on the canal, though
these, I think, have since left It.
"One member of Coxey's Ijodygtisrd,
a Western tramp, got tired of inarch
ing and dropped out at Cumlicrland.
There he took up quarters in an aban
doned shack on the banks of the canal,
where be bns since lived, earning a liv
ing by odd Jobs and catching 0h,
which be sells iu the town. Everybody
In Cumberland knows him ns 'Coxey,'
such being the nickname given him by
tlso resident of that town.
"Another venerable hobo belonging
to this motley IiomI- dropped 'tit In
Montgomery County. Maryland, at no
great distance from tbli city, lie U
known to every one ns Teg l eg.' bo
being a cripple. Leaving the army,
he built a hut by the towpnth out of
old crosstics, rooting it over with such
boards ami other material hh he could
pick up nliout the noigbiMirliood. This
but Is one of the slsbts along the canal,
being a remarkable piece of ingenuity.
"I am not certain, but I think thera
r,re some more of these trumps now
lending honest lives along the canal,
but at any rate these few have re
mained, preferring life on or by the
cHiinl to their former uotnad exist
ence." Itarewt of Known Fruit.
The island of Jolo covers fully 320
square miles. It Is of coral formation
and offers a most excellent hnrlsir to
tbe west. In topography It Is gently
undulating and covered throughout its
entire length by the rankest tnsjiical
vcgotatloir, valuable teakwood being
found extensively throughout the en
tire district. Nowhere In the world
are more luscious fruits produced.
Amonff those peculiar to thin Im-U
is the durlan, which is about the size
of a muskmelon. Its exterior presents
somewhat tbe appearance of a chest
nut burr, being prickly and tough;
within the fruit Is white and cheese
like, and owing to this peculiarity the
American soldiers dubbed It the "vege
table limburger."
Tbe mangosteen is another of th
rare fruits. It Is the size of an aver
age orange, chocolate colored and lias
a very brittle skin. Inside four white
sections conUiln a colorless liquid. This
Is the raret fruit known, and tbe only
one. so It is claimed, that Qucn Vic
toria bad never tasted, there being 110
way of preserving the fruit for a suffi
cient period after plucking to permit
of shipping to any distance. Scientific
ynllo Right.
Little Marlon's music-teacher, while
endeavoring to make plain to ber the
different note-values, used an apple as
an illustration. Cutting it In two. Ma
rlon announced, "Those pieces are
halves." On bisecting the halves, she
replied, "Quarters," but when It cam
to dividing one quarter, to bring out
the idea of eighths, ers was the wis
response, "That's a bite." Woman's
Home Companion.
"We want a man for our informa
tion bureau," said the manager, "but
be must be one who can answer all
sorts of questions and not lose hit
'That's me." replied the applicant
"I'm the father of eight children."
Philadelphia Ledger.
Might Be Improved.
' Harold What mixture is that you're
Oerold Ob, It contains several,
kinds. I get It down at
Harold Put a little breakfast food
In U; It would help it some. Cleve
land Leader,
Caffe) Inside ol an Aqaarlam.
A novel restaurant at the World's
Far will be one with tbe walls of tha
uildlng made of glass tanks In which
Isbea will swim.
We are ln favor of a Heal Reform:
ingaglng paid pall bearers. Friends do
tot Ilka to serve, and If tbey cooaaot
II la MwUUoglr .