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THE TRUE VICTORY.
X-lke those -who walk some d'stant straad.
With dim eyes waiting Tor the day.
And see at last along the sand
The first faint gleams of moraine stray.
So near are -we to HUa, whose love,
la asseen altitudes of space.
Holds oar km-whispered prayer above
The pomp and show or kingly place.
We send our sappuance io His throne.
And hope an homr win answer bring.
Forcetu&g that like foam, wind-blown.
Oar lives to earth's great We-waves eilng;
And that trom daikness, cloud and storm.
Yes. trom the ways of pain and lots.
His lore, like sunlight, sort and warm.
May drift our lowly way across.
We hare no patience, and delay
Falls heavy on our waiting hearts.
And yet how many like os stray
Along the world's tumultuous marts?
They, too, keep watch, as lengthening toll
Grows heavy, when the days are long,
And see the prize of fame and spoil
Fall far among the idle throng.
Ah, life has many days, when gloom
Ues black before our tear-wet eyes.
And yet even then buds break in bloom.
And suns shine in the cloud-h'd skies;
And if we keep the chosen path.
And find the task that fits our hand,
We need not fear that storm or wrath
Will sweep the sunlight from our land.
If we hold -xa to faith and right.
And win one heart to he our own.
Have we not conquered in the fight?
And felt the joy to victors known?
When fragrant lips bestow their kiss.
And eyes with lore grow bright as stars,
Ufe has bo higher gift than this
Even ia that day which no clond mars.
Thomas S. Collier, In America.
A MOMENT OF ANGER;
History of Mr. and
BY ROBERT DOTE.
CHAPTER IV COSTTjrCKD.
Having made this important discovery.
Detective Hetcham decided that it must be
supplemented if possible by the discovery
of the body of the victim. He accordingly
procured a chart of the North river which
showed just how all the currents ran and
where the eddies are and the deepest pools.
With this in hand he tried to study how the
cloak could nave floated to that particular
point -where it was found, and thus to trace
back its course to the place where it had
been thrown in. After diligent study be
dec ded that the river should be dragged at
a point in the vicinity of the Forty-second
street ferry to Weehawken. This work was
at once undertaken under bis direction. It
bad not been progressing more than a few
hours before the searchers brought up to
the surface what was at once taken to be
the dismal object of their toil. It was the
badly decomposed remains of a woman. The
garments she had on had been torn and
worn so much by the water that they could
not be identified, but it was hoped that in
the general form and feature of the de
ceased some mark might still be found that
would be recognizable. Thebodv was re
moved to the morgue and the members of
the Champion familv were summoned to
examine it. They came confident that they
were to see there the body of their relative.
Sir. Champion looked at the remains stead
fastly, admitted in a hesitating voice that
it was hard to tell because the face was so
distorted and worn away that it unques
tionably bore no resemblance to the face of
his daughter, and yet he finally decided that
it was she. The other members of the fam
ily coincided with him and the detectives
concluded that they had at last obtained the
evidence they sought.
For three days previous to this discov
ery Mr. Brownlow. by orders of the chief,
had been left severely alone by the de
tectives. Tnere was one stationed on a
chair near the door of his cell in such a way
that every movement or sound that the
prisoner made could be heard, and so that
if he at any time evinced a desire to make a
confession there would be opportunity at
band for him to do so. However, it bad
been decided that no further efforts should
be made to induce him Jx confess. On the
morning after the discovery of the body
and its identification by the Champion fam
ily the prisoner was summoned to the chief s
private office. He entered with a firm,
proud step and defiant demeanor.
" Mr. Brownlow." said the chief, in grave
tones, "to a man of your knowledge of
human affairs and of your age, it must be
apparent that your course in this extra
ordinary affair is such as will prejudice
Tery badly your case when it comes to triaL
You must be aware that a search is con
stant! v going on to get at the truth of this
matter, the truth which you may yourself
disclose if you see fit to do so. Tou are un
der no compulsion to tell any thing about this
at present, and yet you ought to see that it
will be to your great advantage to do so.
Bear in mind that whatever we may dis
cover now, we shall know of no extenuating
circumstances "ecause of your silence. It
will be hichly important, therefore, for you
to let us know your side of the story before
the case goes further. If you choose to
make a confession you might at the same
time adduce circumstances which would
causa the court to favor you when your
trial comes to an issue."
Mr. Brownlow sneered slightly as he
answered in a low voice:
'Yon have not yet proven to me that my
wife is dead."
"Ills unnecessary to do so," responded the
chief; '-there is evidence enough not only
that she is dead, but has been foully dealt
Show me the body," demanded Brown
low, with an insolent, boasting manner.
"Don't go too fast, Mr. Brownlow," re
plied the chief, calmly. "I have not the
body here, but I can show you this' Say
ing these words, he took from behind his
desk the opera cloak and displayed it be
fore Brownlow. The prisoner became
dreadfully pale and appeared about to
faint. He could not talk. His eyes were
fixed on the cloak and his livid face was
covered by an expression of terror, which
left no doibt in the Bind of the detective as
to his guilt.
'Where has this been found?" asked
Brownlow, in a choked voice.
You know better than I," answered the
detective, "where it should be found."
There was a moment of silence, during
which Brownlow, stunned, seemed to turn
over in his mind the most sinister recollec
tions. Do you still persist ia your denial!"
asked the chief.
The interview was brought to an end and
the prisoner taken back to his celL Two
hours were allowed to elapse before any
thing was said to the prisoner. The detect
ive on guard heard him pacing up and down
bis cell incessantly, but that was all.
Then be was summoned to the door of the
prison, where he was placed in a closed car
riage and driven rapidly op town. It
seemed a long ride to the prisoner, and
when he emerged he saw bimlf before
the morgue ot the Bellevue Hospital. He
knew what was coming, and those who
were watching nisi so sharply thought that
the detected tfcc resolution forming ia bis
mind to endure the coming ordeal without
flinching. Ho was taken into the room
where the remains that bad been found in
the river the day before were lying on ice.
Mr. Brownlow," said the detective in
charge, behold that which you have de
manded us to show you."
Without a word and without a tremor the
prisoner looked earnestly at the remains,
scanned the distorted face, the ruined
clothing, and, after a full moment's pause,
looked up at his attendants and said :
"It is a lie. That is not the body of Mrs.
Nothing more could be dragged from the
unwilling prisoner, and he was taken back
to his cell.
With the facts thus obtained the district
attorney brought the matter to the atten-
.tion of the grand jury and an indictment
was promptly found. Inasmuch as the case
had already attracted so much attention
from the public at large, and such a clamor
had been raised for atrial and conviction
of the wealthy prisoner, the district attor
ney urged that a day be set for a trial at an
early date. The judge, before whom this
motion was made, recognized the impor
tance of the case, and accordingly trans
ferred it on the calendar, so that the trial
was for a day within the next month.
Many of Mr. Brownlow's wealthy friends
went to see mm at the Tombs, but he re
fused peremptorily to discuss the matter-
with them. He was willing to talk with
them on ordinary social or political topics,
but when any reference was made to his
trouble, or to means for defending himself,
he sternly refused to proceed further with
the conversation. He declared that he
would have no lawyer and would defend
himself when the time came, and he still
persisted on making no explanation to any
body about his part of the affair. The day
for the trial came, and Mr. Brownlow was
placed in the prisoners' bar before the
judge. The charge was read, and to the
question of the clerk, whether he was guilty
or not guilty, he responded in a clear tone:
" Mr. Brownlow," asked the judge, "are
you represented by counsel J'
'No, sir," was the reply.
"Do you not wish counsel to be appointed
"No, sir," said Mr. Brownlow. "I pro
pose to defend myself."
"This is a very serious matter, Mr.
Brownlow," said the judge, stesnly, "and
you do not do right to yourself or to the com
munity by refusing to avail yourself of such
opportunities as may be right to clear your
self of the charge which you have persist
Mr. Brownlow smiled, bowed his head and
said not a word.
The judge thought the matter over for
several minutes, and, finally, turning to the
"I shall exercise the discretion vested in
me by the law and appoint counsel for you,
and in doing so I shall choose one whom I
think fitted to represent you faithfully in
this court. Mr. Henry Parker will act as
The gentleman named by the judge was
in the court-room, as were a great many
other young lawyers attracted by the case
and its peculiarcircumstances. Mr. Parker
felt that a piece of the greatest good fortune
had fallen to him on being chosen to act as
counsel for a very wealthy man, and he im
mediately rose to move the adjournment of
the case until he could have a consultation
with his client.
The motion was immediately granted, and
Mr. Parker consulted with his client with
out delay. Mr. Brownlow received him
"I understand," said the young lawyer,
"the peculiar delicacy of the situation in
which we find ourselves. You receive me
unwillingly and I come to you unbidden by
yourself and yet compelled to come by the
order of the court. Now, you will under
stand that in our relations nothing which is
said shall be prejudicial to your interests.
It is highly important that I should know
the truth in this case in order to represent
your interests intelligently. Will you not
disclose your knowledgeof the matter tome
for this purpose!"
"Mr. Parker," said Brownlow, coldly, "I
appreciate your courtesy, but I can say
nothing. I desire no defense, and you will
serve me best by withdrawing at once from
The young lawyer argued for nearly an
hour with bis obdurate client, but could
get no concessions from him of the nature
that he desired. Day after day he made
similar attempts, and when the adjourned
date of the trial came to hand he was no
nearer to his object than before.
Never before in the history of the
general sessions court had there been
such crowds at the doors as when the
day came for Mr. Brownlow's triaL The
prominence of the accused in social
circles, his great wealth, and, perhaps,
more than all, his extraordinary de
meanor since the disappearance of his wife,
had aroused public interest to the utmost.
Clubmen and lawyers were there in abun
dance, and a score of fashionably-dressed
ladies waited patiently at the door of the
court until it should be opened to admit
them. Measures finally had to be adopted
to exclude all except the witnesses aad
those who were intimately related to the
parties concerned in the trial itself, and
even then the stuffy room was uncomforta
bly crowded. The' judge entered at a few
minutes before eleven o'clock, and, im
mediately after aim, Mr. Brownlow was
brought ia and placed ia the prisoners' box.
Nothing interposed to delay the regular
proceedings which included the formal ac
cusation and the securing of a jury fro
the panel. Inasmuch as Mr. Brownlow
still persisted in refusing to employ cean
sel, the process of getting a jury was com
paratively a short one. At one point the
prisoner addressed the court as a juror was
being examined for admission into the box,
'Your honor, may I ask if the law allows
me the privilege of challenging jurors who
are to sit in this case!"
at does," replied thecoart. "Yon may
challenge, either for cause, or, if good cause
is not shown, you are allowed the right of
twenty peremptory caaUeagea."
"IT'S X Ilk!"
"Very well," replied Mr. Brownlow, "I
peremptorily challenge this mart "
"But," cried the court, in astonishment,
"he has not been accepted yet by the prose
cution, and you waste your challenge until
you see whether the prosecatioa wishes him
to sit in the box."
"That does not matter," said Mr. Brown
low. "I do not want this man on the jury,
and so shall now challenge him, not to con
sume time unnecessarily."
Lawyers ia the court-room glanced at
each other significantly, and the district
attorney was so nonplussed at this action
on the part of the prisoner that be stood
perfectly still for a half minute before he
turned to the juror and said :
"You are dismissed, sir." The truth was
that Mr. Brownlow's conduct since his ar
rest bad led not a few people conversant
with legal matters to believe that he was
insane, and shrewd lawyers bad said to
each other that the prisoner had undoubt
edly adopted this course with a view to
making insanity his defense, and that he
was doing so in the cleverest way possible.
inasmuch as every act of his would tend to
make jurymen think him insane without
having that matter brought directly to tneir
attention by a lawyer. When the jury
was anally fixed upon, the district attorney
formally opened his case in a brief speech,
in which he recounted the circumstances al
ready known to the reader concerning the
disappearance of Mrs. Brownlow and the
work of the detectives in hunting up evi
dence after that time. He then proceeded
to call various witnesses, and presented
their testimony to the court. The servants
of the Brownlow house were the first to
testify. They told all the history of the
family since Mr. Brownlow?s marriage, giv
ing a great number of ugly and disagree
able details, which seemed to have grown
in bad flavor since the time that the wit
nesses knew that they were to be called
upon to testify. Mrs. Brownlow's parents
and other relatives also testiled to say that
the marriage had been contracted against
the wishes of her parents, and that it was
generally believed that Mr. Brownlow had
married her solely for her fortune. In this
way a half day was consumed in present
ing a bad background upon which the
strongest evidence against Mr. Brownlow
was to be placed. That is, it was made ap
parent to the jury that he had a very strong
motive for committing a terrible crime, and
that circumstances pointed to the fact that
he had been preparing for it for some time
before the thing occurred. After the usual
recess, the testimony of the police depart
ment was taken up by the facts concern
ing the discovery of the opera cloak in the
river and the identification of the body at
the morgue were brought out. Even the
dressmaker was called in to declare that
this garment was certainly that of Mrs.
The day came to an end before the testi
mony for the prosecution was completed,
and on the next morning there still re
mained to present to the jury the history of
Mr. Brownlow's actions since his arrest. It
would be impossible to imagine a stronger
array of circumstantial evidence than had
been brought against him when the prose
cution finally rested its case. The court
and the spectators turned with the utmost
interest to the prisoner to see what he
would say. The judge signified to the pris
oner that if he had any defense to make it
was now the proper time to make it. Mr.
Brownlow rose and addressed the court as
"Your honor and gentlemen of the jury,
I have up to this time kept silence upon the
accusations under which I suffer. It is now
the tune for me to speak, and I propose to
make an explanation of the event about
which you have heard so much. I wish to
say, first, that I have sat here and inter
posed no objection when the prosecution
pried into my domestic matters to an extent
that was altogether unjustifiable, whatever
the merits of the case; that I made no ob
jection when a volume of evidence was pro
duced that had no legitimate bearing upon
the matter, and that I have done so because
I felt that I was in the hands of the law,
which I respect and always have respected
and have never broken, and that I was in
the presence of a judge who would guaran
tee me a fair trial and before a jury of in
telligence competent to see the truth of
this case when I should find it time to speak.
The facts in this matter are these: I was
going out to dine with Mrs. Brownlow at
the bouse of some friends on Tuesday, the
14th. While waiting for the moment of
leaving wrote a letter, and when my wife,
who was ready dressed, came to the study,
she sat down while 1 finished it. She asked
me to whom I was writing. I answered her
that my letter had nothing in it of interest
to her. She insisted upon knowin g to whom
the letter was addressed, and I persisted
that I should not tell her. She became an
gry and told me that she was very unhappy,
that I had no consideration for her, that she
had quarreled with her parents for the sake
of marrying me, that she had no one in the
"JT9T AS TOU rXBASZ."
world but me, and that I was happy when I
could make her suffer; that I had certainly
some lore affair because I went out at times
without her, and because I carefully hid
from her my correspondence, I answered
her that she immensely exaggerated her
misfortunes and my wrong doing. My only
care was to make ber happy. I did not suc
ceed ia convincing her; she became Tery
angry and made disagreeable remarks upon
the disparity of eur fortunes and declared
torcethat she was aaable any longer to
bear the conditions ef life such as I made
them to her. I opposed great coolness to
enough to smile at her excitement when her
anger took a still graver character aad she
told me that she was determined to leave
me. Iaasweredher: "It shall be as you
"At these words shedrewteward me with
a threatening gesture and said: 'Repeat
what yoa have just aow said and I go imme
diately. Bepeatit. I dare you to repeat it.'
"It was not the first time that Mrs.
Brownlow had become excited ia my pres
ence. She had threatened once before to
leave the house, and I had calmed her with
some cnacf lions aad show at affection, ant
the repetition of the threat irritated ma
Being persaaded that it was a thiag which
mast aappaa daily for every light dacas-
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"My wife went out of the room. I de
sired to wait until she came back of her
o;vn free will, but inasmuch as this little
dispute had lasted some little time and I
was afraid we should be late for the dinner
to which we had been invited, I arose to go
for her. She was not in her room. I
searched the whole house; I could not find
her. Since then I have not seen her, neither
have I learned where she may be, nor do I
know any thing more about the case."
As the defendant closed his speech a
murmur of iacredulity ran through the
room, and people thought more than ever
that Mr. Brownlow was either actually in
sane or feigning insanity.
"And have you nothing more to say!
asked the court at last. "Your explana
tion comes very late. You have had all the
time necessary to prepare an ingenious
story. Why did you not state these facts
at first in the same Jorm or take some
other course than thit of rigid silence ia
this matter !
"I did not think it necessary," said Mr.
confidence, and I thought that after a few
' daTS Brownlow would return to her
"But why have you been so reticent
when questioned by the officers of the law!"
"The officers of the law did not approach
me in the proper manner. Instead of dis
persing the crowds in front of my house.they
came to me. They credited public gossip;
they insulted me in the most outrageous
manner by making accusations which it
was beneath my dignity as a man to listen
to. An honest man must not be at the
mercy of the stupidity of idlers. The whole
neighborhood of my house was in an up
roar. People were determined to make me
speak. I had no mind to give the victory
of might of numbers against right. Until
the present moment I have not been placed
in a position where my words could have
effect. I was to come to the trial any way.
I was nottcompelled to answer any questions
put to me by detectives previous to being
brought before the court."
The judge turned to the district attorney,
who rose in some embarrassaaeat and ad
dressed the prisoner.
"It is not the part of the pubbo prose
cutor," he said, "ordinarily to interpose
any defense for a prisoner, especially for
one whose means are as yours. It has been
perfectly possible for you not only to secure
the best legal talent in the city to help you,
but the court has gone so far as even to
appoint a counsel, whom you have refused
to receive. The evidence against you is
overwhelming in its strength. Still,
although I am the prosecutor, it is the
province of my position to get at the whole
truth in regard to this matter, and I will
therefore ask you one or two questions. It
may enable you to make a clearer explana
tion of your case, and may in the nature of
the cross examination bring out more
strongly the case for the prosecution. 1
will ask you, therefore, to account for your
time from seven o'clock in the evening of
Tuesday, the 14th, until three o'clock the
ITO BE COSTIXrED.
A Plan Which, K Adopted. Would Prove
of Unquestionable Utility.
We take it for granted that manual train
ing is to become a fixed element of public
school instruction. Suppose, with this as
a groundwork, courses were arranged in
the schools so as to enable a child to be
present only one-half of the time without
loss of connection in his studies. If the
course were continuous from morning to
morning, and the same course were re
peated in the afternoon, two sets of chil
dren could be provided for. Suppose, at
the same time, that employers of children
consented to engage two children half a
day, where each they now hare one for the
whole day, the children would obtain both
education and income. The employer
would be benefited by having more
intelligent workers. The second prin
ciple, then, is that the public
schools must develop an organic
connection with the industrial world. The
objection will quickly occur that the chil
dren's wages would thereby be reduced
one-half, which they could not stand. Ii
the absurd separation that we have made of
education and the application of it is over
come, the objection, so far as it is real, will
disappear. This will require a system of
technical schools connected with the shops
where the actual industry of the world is
going forward, and that the most favorable
avenue to these be the public schools. Here
it shall be possible for the boy to pay his
way, and very soon to do more than pay his
way, while acquiring invaluable theoretical
instruction. Our National industry calls
for this higher training, to say nothing of
its value to the operatives and employers in
dividually. It is stated by those who
have especially attended to preliminary
instruction in engineering, that three
years at colleges of this kind (technical
colleges), combined with two years in the
work-shops, turn out better men than five
years' apprenticeship in the latter. With
this system it will be possible and safe to
provide a sum from which to advance
money to such boys as are in absolute need
of more than they can mako at the begin
ning of their course. They can be allowed
to mortgage their future labor, and, since
their prospects are better in connection
with the school than anywhere else, the
security may be deemed sufficient. This,
in the mam, disposes of the objection that
was raised regardingthe diminished income
of those who attend school a part of the
time. It will be well if the principle of pro
gression is carried beyond the period of
youth. No one will say that proficiency is
properly rewarded to-day; worse than this,
it usually goes unrecognized and unen
couraged. This can not turn out good
workmen or good men, nor stimulate the
young. Open Court.
Material la a Stosaw.
The amount of material necessary in the
construction of a 1,330-ton steamer Is simply
astonishing. It takes 40.000 lineal feet ef
timber, twenty-five tons for hog chains, and
in all fifty tons of iron, 120 bales of oakum
to calk the seams, and fully fS.000 worth at
paint. The cost of such a boat at the yards
runs about f 80,000, to which aa additiaaal
135,000 may be added for furnishing. It
takes generally about five months to pat up
a 1,600-ton boat, and it should last tea years
with ordinary care. Whea the hull ef a
boat is finished, every nook and corner ia
filled with salt, about 100 barrels being used
for a 1,200-ton boat. This is done to prevent
the rotting of the timber, aad, strangely
enough, the cabins and upper works usually
decay much sooner than the hulL
Osm of the proofs of the eminent respect
ability of these United States m that wa
have a dog for every three inhabitants. It
costs us 1300,000,000 per annum to support
ear 20,000.008 dogs. The food given to aa
average dog every year weald yield a retnra
f ten dollars if fed to chickeas.
A'cosscKFTrvs minister has gone into the
letter-carrier business, aad it is said that
Tm fir ef jaalMwj barns with racy Uttta
THE EIFFEL TOWER.
Iatmtlr Fet Conrvrainx Tht
and Other Tall Structures.
William A. Eddy, in writing of ttaa
Eiffel Tower ia the Atlantic Monthly,
gives some interesting facts regard
ing the limitations upon the erection of
high structures of masonry by reason
of the great weight of the mass of ma
terial. He says:
"Aside from the Question of outlav
or serious difficulty in the construction
of any kind of material to such aa
altitude, there are questions of pres
sure and danger that daunt experienced
engineers. M. G. Eiffel, constructor of
some of the greatest works in France,
notably the trestlework viaduct at
Gavabit, 407 feet high, concluded that
the building of such a tower had not
been attempted in ancient times, so far
as known, because iron then lacked the
lightness, strength and adaptability
seen in modern work. The enormous
weight of masonry in so great a mass
would not only imperil by its tremend
ous pressure the courses of stone
near the ground, but would cause
an irregular settling of the foundations,
as in the well-known instance of the
leaning tower of Pisa. In modern
work a pressure of sixty-six pounds for
each square centimeter (two-fifths of
an inch on each side) is considered
dangerous. It is estimated that fifty
five pounds in this proportion is too
.extreme for safety, although, owing to
peculiaritea of construction, this has
been exceeded in some of the following
instances, cited by Mr. Javier:
Pillars of toe aome at the la valldes.
Paris 353 pounds
Pillars of St. Peter's. Borne 36.08 -
Pillars of St Paul's. London 4S.70 -
Columns of St.Panl.Boaw 4X38 "
Pillars of the tower or St. Merri.
Paris 64.85 "
Pillars or the dome of the Pantheon.
. Paris 63.84 "
Mr. Navier includes an estimate of
99.25 pounds for the church of La
Toussant a Angers, which is in ruins,
and so not a convincing example. It
thus appears that the resistance in
some daring structures is from S3 to 44
pounds and only rises to nearly 65 in
two instances. M. Eiffel cites the Wash
ington monument, which, in its sim
plicity and boldness, he considers re
markable. In M. Navier's estimates
given for the greatest feats of archi
tectural engineering in the old world,
this huge obelisk stands, high on the
list of wonderful structures, the pres
sure at its base amounting to 58.35
pounds in the proportion above given.
With the exception of the Eiffel tower,
it is easily a bolder undertaking than
any other of its kind known in the
world, because it stands upon a rela
tively small base with no side support,
with a weight upon its foundations of
45,000 tons. This immense square
shaft, about fifty-five feet on a side,
served as an illustration of the danger
of attempting to carry masonry to a
greater height than before achieved.
Fortunately the foundation settled
evenly, but to prevent probable demoli
tion, the base was reconstructed and
filled in with concrete. Meantime the
structure began to lean to an extent
that caused great uneasiness, and,
finally, the suspension of the work.
The reconstruction was begun in 1848,
and in 1854, when it reached a height
of 152 feet, its dangerous condition be
came somewhat marked. Its originally
intended altitude of 600 feet was then
reduced to 500. In 1880. after great
difficulties the base had been widened
and the foundation enlarged and deep
ened. Work was then recommenced
and the masonry continued upward at
the rate of about 100 feet yearly, until
the topmost stone was laid December
6. 1884." The monument is 555 feet
Musle that Is Enr Weirder Than That of
taa Hancariaa Tzlffaa.
An interesting feature of the exhibi
tion will be the laoutari or gypsy musi
cians whom the Roumanian committee
has brought to Paris. A few evenings
ago they delighted a select company at
a soiree given by MmeEdouard Herve,
the wife of the well known Orleanist
journalist, and last night they earned
golden opinions at a private perform
ance to which they treated a party of
very competent judges at the head
quarters of a leading Parisian newspa
per. The band is composed of about a
score of members, not one of whom
can read a note of music: yet the style
in which they played a variety of their
native airs, throwing in Viennese
waltzes and scraps of operatic music,
perfectly charmed their hearers. Vio-,
lins and stringed instruments of the
sither type predominate in these gypsy
bands, but the piece d resistance is a
species of pan-pipes, in the manipula
tion of which they are remarkably pro
ficient. Hungarian tzigans have al
ready performed both here and in Lon
don, but the appearance of these Rou
manian laoutari is a new departure
which will be highly appreciated by
visitors to the exhibition, where they
are to play every afternoon and even
ing. It is from their earliest childhood,
even before they can speak distinctly,
that these musicians begin to be initia
ted by their progenitors into the mys
teries of their art, the talent being he
reditary in certain families. In their
native country they are in high re
quest ia the cafe-gardens on a sum
mer's evening; at fairs, and on festive
occasions like weddings, though they
also figure at funerals. The music of
the Roumania laoutari is more wierd
than that of the Hungarian trigana,
and is probably heard to the best ad
vantage among the mountains of Tran
sylvania, the minstrels of the hills be
ing less affected by surrounding influ
ences than their brethren of the plains.
Strange that when the dyspeptic if
forced to give up his desserts he but
gets bis deaerta. Hotel MaiL
Blessed are the poor, because thejr
can move instead of cleaning house.
A newspaper paragraph estimates)
that there are 800.000 railroad em
ployes in the United States who re
ceive annually $400,000,000, an average)
Of $500 each.
The Times says it is the custom in
Philadelphia to send young ladies to
dancing school up to seventeen or
eighteen years of age, and then turn
them loose on society to learn how to
A New York lady won the prize
for furnishing the best recipe by which
a dinner could be prepared for 1. As
soon as her husband found this out ho
borrowed the dollar and took his din
ner down town.
California boasts of the extent and
splendor of her flora, but a statement
in a local paper that "a. Martinez
woman killed seven big tarantulas in
her flower garden lately sbow3 that the
love of the beautiful has some serious
A New York pilot says that if one
sailing craft can sneak past another in
distress without being signaled she
will do it nine times in ten. It costs
the owners money to feed rescued peo
ple, and they don't encourage humane
Highwayman "Hold up your
hands!" Pedestrian "My dear sir. I
have just returned from Oklahoma.
The deuce you have! Well, you can
get a good free lunch on the next block.
Good evening.11 Nebraska State Jour
nal. At a teachers institute in a back
country district in Maine not long ago
a well-dressed, rather prepossessing
young woman rose to say. with refer
ence to educational methods: 4Ther
childrane of my skule are gittin' on
weller with the new eddycational sys
tim than they did with the old un,
V-ause its simpeller."
A Nbrristown (Pa.) father, on
making his nightly census of his nine
sleeping children, to see that all was
serene, found that one was missing.
After a rigorous and exciting hunt of
the house and neighborhood the lost
one was discovered peacefully sleeping
in the family wash-basket into which
it had crept at play.
A teacher of the Sebewa, Mich.,
school, took a novel method of supply
ing a demand that the school board re
fused to heed. She had each pupil
bring an egg. and then sold them at a
convenient grocery. With the pro
ceeds she purchased towels and soap,
and the appearance of the children
after play hours is much improved.
Didn't Suit Mother "Well, did
you get that situation as office boy?'
Little Son "Nope.". "What was the
matter?" "Don't know. The gent is
a lawyer, and he asked me if 1 was a
good whistler, and I told him I was the
best whistler on our street, and he said
I wouldn't do. Guess he must want a
reg'lar professional." N. Y. Weekly.
There is an old negress in Clarke
County. Georgia, who prepares herself
for death every night, and this is how
she does it: After a short prayer she
clothes herself in a long, flower-bedecked
gown, plaits her hair carefully,
crosses her hands on her breast and
then falls asleep. Two coppers are
placed on the table beside her to put
upon her eyelids. She has directed
that she bo buried on the banks of the
Oconee river, and believes she is going
direct to Heaven. She is angry beyond
expression as she wakes each morning
not having moved a muscle during
her sleep and finds herself alive.
"It is a curious fact," said a well
known merchant the other day, "that
the worse case of snoring can be stopped
by a low whistle. You don't believe
it? Well, there's my office boy asleep
now on an old box. Here him snore?
Of course you do. The dead could
hear him. Now listen." The mer
chant gave one quick, low whistle and
the fog horn accompaniment ceased
instantly, although the lad still slum
bered. "What are you doinff?" then
asked the man of business, as he roused
his satellite with a shake. "Nothin'."
was the instant reply of the youngster.
"I was j'est hearin' a feller outside a
whistling like blazes." Albany Jour
nal. A nervous young man, who called
on the President, fidgeted around for a
while, then walked boldly up to hirn
and said: "Some time ago I made an
application for an appointment. I
want it awfully bad. I don't care for
it myself but the fact is, Mr. Presi
dent," and here the young man blushed
to the tips of his hair, "I am engaged
to be married. Unless I get this ap
pointment the engagement won't stand.
There you have it, and now you know
whylamsoanxious." It is said that the
card bearing the name of the applicant
and the office he wanted was laid care
fully away by the President, and that
the young man was likely to be nude
Anew scheme to induce warm
hearted persons to open their pocket
books has been exposed in Atlanta, Ga.
The scheme was worked by a man and
his wife. The latter went from house
to house asking for money with whioh
to bury her husband. She received
several contributions, but one lady,
doubting her story, said : "I'll go to
your home with you." She did so. and
to her great surprise found the husband
laid out on a table with a white sheet
thrown over him. She was much
moved by the sight, and. pulling out
ber purse, gave the widow" several
dollars in small change. After leaving
the house the lady discovered that she
had forgotten her handkerchief and re
turned to get it. Upon re-entering the
room she was shocked to see the 'dead
sitting up counting the money.
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