The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, February 26, 1897, Image 3

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I’lprpR from tin* ship" Art*. i'htap.
trr YI.YII. Verne 44 Saving thr
\t reeked on I.lfe*n Tcnipeituous Neu
m KVKR off Goodwin
Sands, or the Sker
ries, or Cape Hat
teras. was a ship in
worse predicament
than, in the Medl
t e r r a n ean hurri
cane, was the grain
ship on which two
hundred and sev
etty-tlx passengers
were driven on the of Malta five miles from the me
tropolis of that island, railed Cltta
Vecchia. After a two-weeks' tempest,
when the ship was entirely disabled,
and captain and crew had become com
pletely demoralized, an old missionary
rook command of the vessel. Ho was
small, crooked-backed and sore-eyed,
according to tradition. It was I’aul,
the only unscared man aboard. He
was no more afraid of a Euroclydon
tossing the Mediterranean sea. now up
to the gates of heaven and now sinking
It to the gates of bell, than he was
afraid of a kitten playing with a string.
He ordered them all down to take their
t ations, first asking for them a bless
ing. Then h ■ insured all their lives,
telling them tiny would he rescued,
<md, bo far from losing their heads,
they would not lose so much of their
hair as you could cut off with one click
of the scissors: nay, not a thread of
it. whether it were gray with age or
golden with youth, "There shall not
a hair fall from the head of tiny of
ivnowing mat they can never get 10
the desired i»or!. they make the sen
on the fourteenth night black with
overthrown ca.-go, so that when the
hIiIji strikes it will not strike so heavily.
At daybreak they saw a creek, and In
their exigency resolved to make for
it. And so they cut the cables, took
in the two paddles they had on those
old boats, and hoisted the mainsail
so that they might come with such
force as to be didven high up on the
beach by some fortunate billow. There
she goes tumbling toward the rocks,
now prow foremost, now stern fore
most, now rolling over to the star
board, now over to the larboard, now
a wave dashes ; lear over the deck, and
it seems as It the old craft has gone
forever. Hut up she comes again.
Paul’s arms arouud a mast, he cries:
“All is well, Cod has given me all those
that sail with me.” Crash! went the
prow, with such force lhat It broke off
the mast. Crash! went the timbers,
till the seas rushed through from side
to side of the vessel. She parts amid
ships, and into a thousand fragments
the vessel goes, and into the waves
two hundred and seventy-six Immortals
are precipitated. Some of them had
been brought up on the seashore, and
bad learned to swim and with their
chins just above the waves and by the
strokes of both arms and propulsion
of both feet, they put out for the beach,
und reach It. But alar, for those others!
They have never learned to swini, or
they were wounded by the falling of
the mast, or the nervous shock was too
great for them. And others had been
weakened by long sea-sickness.
Oh, what will become of them?
"Take that piece or a rudder,” says
Paul to one. "Take that fragment of
a spar," says Paul to another. “Take
that, image of Castor and Pollux.”
“Take that plank from the lifeboat."
"Take anything, and head for the
beach." What a struggle for life in
the breakers! Oh. the merciless waters.
***'•» ur«US Ul IU»*II,
women and children! Hold on there!
Almost ashore; keep up your courage.
Remember what Paul told you. There,
the receding wave on the beach leaves
In the sand a whole family. There
crawls up out of the surf the centurion.
There, another plank comes iu. with
a life dinging fast to it. There, an
other piece of the shattered vessel,
with its freightage of an immortal soul.
They must by this time all be saved.
Yes; there comes iu lust of ull. for be
hud been overseeing the rest, the old
missionary, who wrings the water
from his gray beard and erics out:
• Thunk God. all are here!"
^1 believe iu both the Heidelberg and
Wesfmlueter ('atecbteuis. and 1 wtsb
you all did; hut you may believe iu
uothlng th*y content except the one
'.dea. that t'hrill came to save aluuere.
and that you are one of them, and you
ate instuuti> rescued. If you can come
to on the grand old ship. I would rather
have you get atiuard. but if you cgu
■ lily Bud a piece of wood aa long a* the
human body, or s piece ae wide as ihe
. 11‘ huuia i arm*, and vlther of
• hem la a piece of the crow.,, i-otue in
utt that piece Telia of I* of
people are today kept out of the king
dom of God because they i a a it ol be
lieve ever * th’ng
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run the risk of such other chance as | ■
wise incn think they can peel off or
twist out of a Scripture passage that , ;
has for all the Christian centuries been | •
Interpreted another way." You say:
"I do not like Princeton theology, or
New Haven theology, or Andover ;
theology." I do not ask you on board
cither of these great men-of-war, their
portholes filled with tlic great siege- i
guns of ecclesiastical battle. Hut 1 do
ask you to take the one plank of the
Gospel that you do believe In and strike j
out for the pearl-strung beach of ;
Says some other man: "I would at
tend to religion if I was quite sure
about the doctrine of election and free
agency, but that mixes me all up."
Those things used to bother me, but
I have no more perplexity about them;
for I say to myself; "If I love Christ
and live a good, honest/useful life,
I am elected to be saved; and if I do
not love Christ, and live a bad lfto, I
will be damned, and all the the theo
logical seminaries of th»* universe can
not make it uny different.” I flounder
ed along wh'le In the sea of sin and
doubt, aud It wss as rough as the Medi
terranean oil the fourteenth night,
when they threw the grain overboard,
but I saw there was mercy for a sin
ner, and that plank I took, and I have
been warming myself by the bright lire
on the shore ever since.
While l am talking to another man
about Ills soil! he tells me; "I do Uot
become a Christian because 1 do not
believe there is any hell at all.” Ah!
don't you? Do all the people of all
beliefs and no boiler at all. of good
morals and bad morals go straight to
a happy heaven? Do the holy and the
debauched hive the same destination?
At, midnight, in a hallway, the owner |
of a bouse and a burglar meet; they j
both (ire, and both are wounded, but '
the burglar dies In five minutes and I
mu owner 01 wit* nou»e lives a ween
after; will the burglar be at the gate
of heaven, waiting, when the house
owner comes in> Will the debauchee
and the libertine go right, in among
the families of heaven? 1 wonder if
Herod is playing on the hanks of the
river of life with the children he mas
sacred: I wonder If Charles Gulteau
amt John Wilkes Booth are up there
shooting at a murk. I do not now con
trovert it, although 1 must, say that for
such a miserable heaven I have no ad
miration. Hut the Bible does not say:
‘ Believe In p»rdltlon and he saved.”
Because all are saved, according to your
theory, I hat ought not to keep you from
loving and serving Christ. Do not re
fuse to come ashore because all the
others, according to your theory, are
going to get ashore. You may have a
different theory about chemistry, about
astronomy, about the atmosphere
from that which others adopt, but you
are not, therefore, hindered from ac
tion. Because your theory of light is
different from others, do not refuse to
open your eyes. Because your theory
of air is different you do not refuse
to breathe. Deeauae your theory about
the stellar system Is different, you do
not refuse to acknowledge the north
star. Why should the fact that your
theological theories are different hin
der you from acting upon what you
know? If you have not a whole ship
fastened in the theological dry docks
to bring you to wharfage, you have
at least a plank. ‘‘Some on broken
pieces of the ship.”
“But I don't believe in revivals!"
Then go to your room, anil all alone,
with your door looked, give your heart
to God, and Join some church where the
thermometer never gets higher than
fifty in the shade.
‘‘But 1 do not believe In baptism!”
Come in without it and settle that mat
ter afterward. "But there are so
I many inconsistent Christians!” Then
come in and show them by a good ex
ample how professors should act. - But
I don't believe in the Old Testament!"
Then come In on the New. ‘But I
don’t like the B i.»k of Romans " Then
come in on Matthew or Luke. Refus
ing to come to Christ, whom you admit
| to he the Savior of the lost, because
j you cannot admit other things, you are
I like a man out there in that Mediter
ranean tempest, and toaaeil in ihe Me
| Hta breakers, refusing to come ashore
Uuill tin 1 it' pwvn ut IUU I
broken shir- I hear him say: "1 won't
go In on any of these plunks until 1
know in wbat part of tha ship they
belong \Vh*u I ran get the windlass
In the right place, and the calls set.
and tha1 keel-piece where It belongs,
and that floor-timber right, aud these
rope* untangled. I will go asbure. I ant
au old aatlor, and know all about ships
for forty years, and as soon as I can get
the teasel afloat In good shape I will
’ come in." A man drifting by on a
piece of wood overhears him and saya:
! You will drown before you get that
ship reconstructed Hettar do a* I am
, doing I know uothlng about ships,
ind never saw one before I came on
boatd this, and I cannot swim a stroke,
but I am going n-hure on 'his stmeio t
! timber," The man la the uttlng while
i trying to wend bta ship goe> down
rg» man who ttuated to the plank Is
, saved O is> brother, let your »n»u>»h
hI up system of theology I* in the h»t
1 tout white you conte In on a inHsbrwl |
| i pat* "kon*e ns broken yk" u wf lb*
I •big."
You ma* gw* id >ta*r 4i§iiititvy set
>l«d" »» tlarthat It. lb* magne i< Italian
a-a at* gaidea* wad*. \i t»«» the as,
a*ia**n Austria and htnliss i broke
I sat he as* living ft i'agr* • * a yeti I
' t-tugh and uw alt tasted lat*ad bo*ug
lit/ g* w*nt t*e *k with kit aaord bt j
I intt tk* Itbevninm of \apt * ant
! gu*|ty. and gay* ntna mtlt***u geogt*
| |yo« government under t si ** Km
I whim-t*‘ U-aithgldt nilbeing a'
j a*nt tw« *eo»« hu* y'agvora isyiMil.
, and ah*a be tggroaebwd M be touhd
1 tha* h-t bom* bad, by liter Km
I staS >*i »« a #a*p<t**, baet* VII o 14*4
I fyimasad ahtubWt» bad tak*n 'be
pi* a af tl« si lh bet* garden* »b*
gtl « of ba>,*nne>> and Ibe aid nek*'
try in which re once lived had given
vay to a pictured mansion. And I tell
oil if you will come and enlist under
he banner of our Victor Rnimanuel,
md follow him through thick and thin,
md tight his battles, nnd endure his
sacrifices,, you will llnd after awhile
hat lie has changed your heart from
i Jungle of thorny scepticisms Into a
pirileu all abioom with luxuriant joy
bat you have never dreamt of. From
i tangled Caprera of sadness Into a
rara lise of God.
I do not know how your theological
system went to pieces. It may be that
tour parents started you with only
jne plank, and you believe Utile or
lothlug. Or they may have be»n too
igid ami severe in religious discipline,
md cracked you over the head with
» psalm book. It may be that some
partner in business who was a member
>f an evangelical church played on y ou
i trick that disgusted you with re
Igion. it may be that you have rhso
■lates who have talked against ('tarls
lanlty in your presence until you are
'all at sea." uud you dwell more on
lilngs that you do not believe than on
hinge you do believe. You are in one
aspect like lyoril Nelson, when a sig
tal whs lifted that he wished to dia
egard, and he put hia sea-glass to his
blind eye and said: "I really do not
vee the signal." Oh. my hearer, put
his Held-glass of the Gospel no longer
to your blind eye, utid say, I cannot
■ice, but put It to your other eye. the
sy« of faith, and .von will sec t’hrlst,
md he is all you need to see.
If you can believe nothing else, you
certainly believe In vicarious suffer
ing, for you se It almost, every day in
some shape. The steamship Knicker
bocker, of the Cromwell line, running
between New Orleans and New York,
was In great storms, and the captain
and crew saw the schooner Mary It.
Cranmer, of Philadelphia, in distress.
The weather cold, the waves mountain
high, the flret officer of the steam
ship and four men put out In a life
boat, to save the crew of the schooner,
and reached the vessel and towed it
out of danger, the wind shifting so that
the schooner was saved. But the nve j
men of the steamship coming back,
their boat capsized, yet righted again
and came on, the sailors coated with
Ice. The boat capsized again, and three
times upset, and was righted, and a
line thrown the poor fellows, but their
hands were frozen so they could not
Bias]) it, and a great wave rolled over
them, and they went down, never to
rise again till the sea gives up Its
dead. Appreciate that heroism and
self-sacrifice of the brave fellow* all
who can, and can we nol appreciate
the Christ who put out into a more
biting cold and into a more overwhelm
ing surge, to bring us out of inflnite
peril into everlasting safety? The
wave of human hate rolled over him
from one side and the wave of hellish
fury roiled over him on tho other side.
Oh, the thickness of the night and the
thunder of he tempest Into which
Christ plunged for our rescue!
■ • •
You admit you are ail broken up, one
decade of your life gone by, two de
cades, three decades, four decades, a
half-century, perhaps three-quarters
of a century gone. The hour hand and
the minute hand of your clock of life
are almost parallel, and soon it will
be twelve and your day ended. Clear
discouraged are you? I admit it is a
sad thing to give all our lives that
are worth anything to sin and the
devil, and then at last make God a
present, of a first-rate corpse. But the
past you cannot recover. Get on board
that obi ship you never will Have
you only one mors year left, one more
month, one more week, one more day,
one more hour—come in on that. Per
haps if you get to heaven God may let
you go out on some great mission to
some other world, where you can some
what atone for your lack of service in
From many a deathbed 1 have seen
the hands thrown up in deploraiion
something like this: “My life has been
wasted. I hs I good mental faculties
and Due social position and great op
portunity, but through worldliness and
neglect all has gone to waste save these
few lesnuinuu hours. I now accept of
Christ and shall enter heaven through
his mercy; but alas, alas! that when I
might have entered the haven of eter
nal rest with a full cargo, ami been
greeted by (he waving hands of a mul
titude in whose salvHtlun I had borne
a blessed pa t, I must confess | now
enter the hart or of heaven on broken
pieces •*( the ship."
I t>e I'un M|»M* i
The current opinion that a ponu
«•» riinu; in •
not auppurt**! by ran a «*> . th<
I'ur'latul Oraguulan Th* aptnaa of
th* potn* pi it** ar* i»ry liH>a*ly attarh
r«t to tb* laxly amt at* vary sharp
a* aharp a. a »i**.lla At alniuat tb*
slight*" tom h that p*a#trat# tha now
441 a >log or tb* l Uiibmg or ftaab of a
paraon tou« blag tb* potoupln#, jail
at tab tb* r* ,-itatiag aa«y (rum tb* «ut
Dial submit any pull twin a mtuinut
Tb* ia»ntt* In "tubing hold »na on,
nut ami tailing go •Ith tb* ottpu h .
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tha spia*» Ua*l l»4u thru* a at tb>a* i
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d <>*u>« dual, la iw*r«d »ttb uaal*
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!n*» w«d in a Hr mg animal t« ba#p
• otbiag Ui bn lu with atari «»««
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*lo»« 1* »ha tra* ia plautsd t« * ura
ia. sal <1 Mi flat M ».'i pauAsra gulna,
tf ft la pltttiarl Hi a aoa mas*, 'at di>
trtrt it a III MM pruanaa autmaa |* t*.
tb*s '*«#• tafan* | that amain* p a
Malarial ►m*a draaa tram tha ami
ant •*®i*4 up t* tha barb of hU ifaa,
TilTMiitnlflH (raivlril \itum HI* Face
lie \\ u* llitli'ii Once, mill Twice Hi*- '
came I iiconMcliMi* llciilili Almost |
Shuttered A llorrtlilc I'rnllcania'iiU
— t'Cl’PYING a state
room in a Pullman
car on the south
bound Missouri Pa
li | lie limited Iasi
night were two pas
s e n gers who at
tracted the sympa
thetic attention of
the trainmen and
their fellow-passen
gers. says a corre
spondent of the St. Louis Globe-Demo
crat. The lady had evidently not yet
reached the age of two-score years, and
was strl. 'ugly beautiful, while her
companion, upon whom she lavished
a wife’s tender devotion, might have
been either HO or 60 years old, If one
werp to Judge front Ills face, upon
which were mingled Indications of
youth and extreme uge that were at
once perplexing and mystifying. His
eyes were large, dark anil lustrous, his
complexion dear, though deadly pale.
Sharp lines disfigured tils otherwise at
tractive features, and there was a
quick, nervous movement of head and
hands that suggested palsy. Those
who were permitted to hear this man's
strange story ceased to wonder that
his countenance was furrowed as by
age. and marveled that lie lived to re
late his horrible experience. His lianni
Is James Payne, and he Is a resident of
Parkersburg, YV. Vu.. where his family
Is well-to-do and highly respected. Two
months ago he started for the Pacific
coast, intending to investigate the busi
ness opportunities of that region, with
a view of getting married and locating
there. lie purchased a ticket for
nenuie lllltl. Doing well Htl|>|>lted Wltll
money, anticipated an enjoyable trip
and a speedy return to his sweetheart.
On tiie train betweean (ireen River and
Pocatello Ills pockets were picked and
mongy, ticket anti everything stolen.
He was even unable to telegraph home
for money, having no money, and de
termined to make his way through by
the box-car route. On the second night
of his stay in Pocatello a west-bound
special pulled In, In which were several
fruit ears. Congratulating hlntsclf that
he might now speedily reach bis des
tination, he climbpil into one of these
cars through an open end door and
prepared to make himself as comfort
able as possible. He bad scarcely con
cealed himself when the door, which
it appeared had been broken open
by tramps, was closed and sealed, but
litis did not at the time occasion any
serious alarm on his part. The ear
proved to have been loaded with ba
nunus, to some of which he was glatl
to help himself, being very hungry,
and arguing that it was no crime for
a man in his predicament. He then
composed himself to slpep. These fruit
specials generally run under a sixty
mile order, as this one proved to be
doing, and when the passenger awoke
with a start a few hours later it was
to find himself in Egyptian darkness,
with the train flying along with ter
rlflc speed. He had been aroused from
his sleep by something having a soft,
velvety touch creeping stealthily
across his face, and struck a match to
see what had disturbed him. To his
horror he saw several large tarantulas,
which, in his excited imagination, as
sitmed the proportions of ordinary
land turtles. Startled by the light,
they scurried away while his blood ran
cold and bis limbs were almost para
lyzed as the flickering match died out
and he realized the position in which
lie was placed.
Young Payne did not dare to strike
another match, even if his Humbling
hands would have performed that ser
vice. but he knew Unit lie was in the
most Imminent peril of liis life. To
leap from the door of the car meant
certain deuth and the probability of
his fate remaining forever a mvsterv
to the loved ones at home. While
these thoughts darted through his
mind a cold, hairy substance dashed
itself in his fate. and. thinking his
time had come, he fainted.
Ilow long he lay unconscious he does
not know, hut when he came again to
life It was broad daylight mid the
train still speeding like the wind. He
Hied the door and almost fnlnted
when he found that It was fastened anti
that he wua doomed to suffer hours
longer ilte prospect of an attack ai any
Instant from the hideous creatures
whose character he knew so well. The
strsaallug rays that penetrate! the
cracks of the door cuabled him lo see
dimly th<- objects about him. and the
(••hi perspiration broke out tin his fure
br id aa he recognised his visitors of
the night before and saw that their
ttotnher had been trebled He looked
about fur a l«»»uc itoard and found a
•mall one. but knew it he attached the
taruntukw thev would leap at him and
that he rould not ward them off His
..too-hen*ton was Increased when he
aw that they had > ngaged in one of
ihaaei fearful and deadly combat*
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covered Ills Identity from his delirious
talk, had telegraphed to his people,
and the young woman he was to marry ,
hastened to his bedside. He had not |
been found until the car was opened
at its destination, when he was un
conscious and raving like a maniac. A
mark on his for'-hcad indicated that
lie had In reality been bitten by a
tarantula, probably when he fainted
the second time. As soon as he was
able to travel be started for home by
easy Rtages, first having married tho
handsiime and devoted woman who
had Joined him under such peculiar |
circumstances. His physician says
that he will In time recover his health
and strength, although he will never
get over the effects of his awful en
counter with the terrible tarantulas
in tlie blackness of the banana car
and will never look at a cluster of that
fruit again without a shudder.
I'rofttable* sporl Thai In Making tlir
IKIrcJa Mrurrf.
An ostrich chase is very attractive
sport or rather the sale of booty Is so
great ns to attract hunters, says Paris
I Hus! re. The Arabs give themselves
to it with a real passion. Mounted on
tbeij line little horses they try as much
as possible to fatigue the ostrich, for
us it Is eight fret high and has very
strong legs it possesses u quick ness of
movement which the lies! horse cannot
attain. It lias great endurance. Over
taken by the hunter, It seeks to defend
ItsiK with Its feet, und wings, but more
often It still strives to escape by flight,
uttering 6. plaintive cry. In fact, the
ostrich Is deprived of the power of
lllglit by reason of Its great size. The
muscular force with which nature lias
endowed it Is not equal to lifting such
a weight. Its peculiar organization
has made It the courier of the desert,
where It. Is able to quickly traverse the
ulinnut limit l<>uu nvnu iikp Tim Ami)
knows very well that It Is the habit of
the ostrich to make great detours about
Its ncHt In a circle. He chases it then
without ceasing until It Is almost there,
when, worn out, It succumbs, conceal
ing Its head In the sanil In order not
to wee Its enemy, or instinctively hop
ing to escape a danger which It cannot
see any more. This chase requires
eight or ten hours, but It. offers large
rewards. The plumes arc worth a con
siderable sum, the Hkin makes good
leather and the Arabs are very fond
of the flesh. Besides, in spite of the
fact that It reproduces Its species rap
idly, the ostrich is till the time becom
ing rarer, and it is hunted for export
and domestication In other countries.
It Is one of Africa's greatest resources
and may become a new source of pros
perity to Algerians If thpy are willing
to make the effort. The truth of the
popular saying, "the stomach of an
ostrich," has been confirmed recently
by an autopsy on one. doubtless tiff a
time captive, when the following was
found in Its stomach: A parasol handle,
two keys, two great pieces of coal,
a glove, a handkerchief, a pair of eye
glasses, a ring, a comb, three large
rocks, the necks of two beer bottles,
the sole of a shoe, a bell and a little
l.oiiKttvily of
An eagle died at Vienna at the age
of 103 years. According to BufTon the
life of the crow is 108 years, and no
observation authorises us to attribute
to it, with Hesiod, 1.000 years. A
paroquet, brought to Florence in 1033
by the Princess Provere d’Urbin. when
she went there to espouse the Grand
Duke Ferdinand, was then at least
twenty years old, and lived nearly 100
inore._ A naturalist whose testimony
cannot be doubted, Willoughby, had
certain proof that a goose lived a cen
tury, and Buffon did not hesitate to
conclude that the swan's life is longer
! yet; some authors give it two and even
j three centuries. Mallerton possessed
j the skeleton of a swan that had lived
| 307 years.
j A Los Angeles (Cal.) Jury recently
j refused to deliver Us verdict until Its
fees were paid.
New York’s appropriation for free
libraries has been Increased this year
| from $63,000 to $!tO,uoo.
i Peppermint lotcnges are bring sup
; planted throughout Scotland by choeo
| lale drops filled with whisky,
The strongest fortress lu Kurnpeun
Russia Is Cronstadt. It Is the Kusalau
naval drpot of Iho Halt It- ora.
The numbor of rouvtcu la the Mary
land proItrntlulira hua tllireiiaed 20
per cml In tb* laat ihirr yaar*.
Odr a'mmrr th** Mongolian rar
| rlnl 120,law grrar and tnrkaya from
! t'anu.lii to l.lvrrp«M>l Jaal Warn t'hrlat
< t«*r,
Tfcry- make their o»u tleyelra la
| Japan non aad tall tkrai Jlu-tan-aka.
• hi. h nirana lilarally. ma.. wheal
It u aaltl that uaa of tka t-ulorad
king* id Ik.tnew haa plat llldtnl aa or
dar la tkl* lountry fut a fourtaaa-lgrk
j aagn kltgkl
A plan pi«p“*a<l tor marklug tjuaaa
VhtiMla* UMtgaal taiga ua mur4 i.»
tor ntijf Hit la niWMMIIr to aaiabltah
a itrdri. park at |»la>gi*Mti4 In kat
> honor
t he I'ttoaiaa* I hr •to* ate tka war
fonat* Tk* »Url M* 4aar, III aha*
! , »<« tk* ttokvt tar tka rontgat, It waa
b) pot ha* rtlr’t to pat I or tka aagag*.
<«»m ring Ihok
no* htiiMi arttar apaat |iak ig
< j4varitain« kt* kvoh, m> Havai noW a
[. ,py Aaotbar ogaat I'm* ta t ailing at*
| legtton ►« a tittla It kook and antd
»» wa» «.«<•#• ai- kta a ' a»»
'Inrra gra -aid lit be >« M. k |iu
• a kit* radar ahiaa> » *•• doing |V.4
1 o*i tt*e «mi tadt la that «t tt* I kat kit*
‘■a* a in latl i mm .n a 4 ««»r for am
| mi««I| -t«a > nra
the queen as an iuol.
itriti»li I'rotrf tlou Held to llo IMvint
I'owor In Thl»»ot.
In addition to being Queen of Eng
land and Empress of India, It appear*
that Her majesty is a goddess. An
Englishman named Stuart Msjurl
banks has recently returned from a five
years’ sojourn In Thibet and Bengal,
and he Is the authority for the follow
ing remarkable story. When he was
Journeying In Thibet In 189d, Mr. Maj
orihanks says that he heard through
the natives of a white goddess worship
ped by n sect whose place of habita
tion was In the most mountainous sec
tion of that rugged country. With two
guides and a native servant. Mr. Maj
orihanks sturted for the mountains
that had been described to him. and.
on reaching them, found thut he was
thp first white man known to have
made his way to this spot. The treat
ment accorded hint by the inetphnni
of the sect for whom ho had been
searching w'as amazing, lip hud been
told thut he was going to certain
death, and that no man’s hand could
save him. To his surprise he was treat
ed us u most welcome visitor. He was
received with profound salaams, and
with his escort was assigned quarters
In u hut for the night. In response
to his request for information he was
courteously told that all he wished
would he made clear to him in the
morning. The villagers kept their
word to lhe letter. After the morning
menl the visitor was escorted to the
house of the principal official of the
town, who Is termed the Khan. Two
priests appeared by order of the Khan,
and conducted Mr. Majoribanks to a
building located on Hie crown of a high
hill. Entering, the traveler found him
self In a dimly lighted apartment furn
ished with all the evidences of u bar
baric religion, lint the most amazing
thing of all was that, seated In a del
icately carved chair was the figure of
a woman, wearing u golden crown, ap
parently attired In European costume,
and looking not unlike a specimen from
Mine. Tussand’s. Closer inspection,
necessarily of u very respectful nature,
disclosed the fact that the figure was
Intended to be u representation of
Queen Victoria. Careful scrutiny
showed that the Imitation, so far as the
clothing was concerned, was very crude
indeed, but the likeness of the face
to the original was startling in Its
faithfulness. After leaving the temple,
Mr. Majorlhanks had another Inter
view with the Khan, and from him
learned how the Queen of England
came to be the goddess of a heathen
tribe. It seems that a few years ago
the tribe was sorely beset by enemies,
and a deputation was sent from the vil
lage to Calcutta to appeal to the Eng
lish government to Interfere und cause
the Indian marauders to remain at
home. The mission was entliely suc
cessful. When the Thibetans returned
from Calcutta, one of the men had se
cured u photograph of Queen Victoria,
and apparently out of gratitude, as
good an Imitation as it was possible for
them to construct of the Great White
Queen was fashioned, placed in the
temple, and worshipped as the chief of
all the tribe's gods.
(«a(lipriiiK (around l’|>oii Which Kick
Kcllrt* Meet und Scheme.
Especially Is It a great place for rich
widows with daughters—that peculiar
type of American women who, us soon
as pater-famillas Is comfortably tucked
away under the sod, fly to Europe,
spend years wandering about like so
cial Bedouins, then are seized with a
romantic form of homesickness, sava
the Illustrated American. But they
can't stand Porkopolis und Kalamazoo
and West Jersey after Paris and Lon
don and Vienna, and Washington af
fords a convenient stop-gap. It is
American In location, European In hab
its and. to a degree, in personnel. So
they come here, buy a fine house, get
in wim me diplomatic corps ana me
thing Is done. And Washington, which
professes a lofty scorn for trade and
ruthlessly shuts the doors ol society
In the face of all Washington brokers,
insurance agents, real estate people,
and, In short, trade in every form. e»
ccpt hanking, welcomes with open
urins the retired trades people from
New York. Chicago and anywhere else
on the face of the globe. It reaervea
the right of laughing at them, though,
and after faithfully attending all their
luncheons goes home to roar over
every slip the ambitious host or host
ess has made. Thia habit la un
doubtedly an affront to hospitality, but
It bss one saving virtue- Waahlngtotr
makes use of rich people, but It ta not
afraid ut them.
!f»r HrMHUhirMUalluii
' I'm really afraid I can't engage you.
Mias tlyjee.'1 said the operatic manager
“Your voice is not remarkable and you
%IH pardon me if I aay that I fall to
see what you rely upon to draw on
audience,' 'My dear sir,'* replied she
I have the enviable distinction of
never absolutely never having suag
before dure it Victoria " "Why tictu I
you say so before ♦" cried the in rap
tured manager “You are the very
I have been looking for
lbear many year* ' Pittsburg t'hrwnt
t te Hr mid
I t ureseibao
' fhta," said the profess*** of anal
mo . *. he etk)idled a human jaw
bone. ' ta the Interim atavdlary
' I beg > our pardon. gMswar," raid
one of the married elude Ml r I oil dtdni
I untie retand you to way the ■ k<■ teion
v >w have before ue u>bm*>4 ro a te
“I dfct**
to that row th e lk«n is w infer
■oiMHatv W <(dMW« m lies**
II a «m* re*# *nt in do It, he t * a nig
any woman that wantr him