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THE RED CLOUD CILLEF.
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INTERNATIONAL PRISS ASSOCIATION.
CHAPTER XVIII (Continued.)
"Mr. Aylmer Is hero, my lonl." h"
said. "Will your lordship see him."
"Certainly, of courdc." exclaimed U
lordship. "Show hlni here at once."
Tho man rot lint, ami In a minute
or two returned with Dirk, who said
'('lood-mornlng" to his unrlr, with an
ilr of cheerful civility.
"H'Kh,' grunted the old lord, "moru-
"Well, ulr." said Dirk, "t have
Hinugltt tho matter over, and although
I have not, and never have had, any
wish to go to India, 1 have decided
that It will he host for me to uerept
the ajipolntmcnt yon were good unntit'h
to get for me."
"Oh er. I'm glad you've come to
your Benscs at last." Hald the old lord,
a shade iiioic graciously. "Well, you
had hetter go and Hue Harry Jloynton
about It that will be the beat. And
then you'll have to net your affairs put
in order, make your will, and all
"I have made my will." Bald Dirk,
promptly, "although It's true I hadn't
very much to make It for."
"Ah! that's good those thttu; ought
always to he done before they are
wanted. Dy-the-bye, Dirk, are ou
hard up, or anything of that kind? Do
you want any money?"
"No, sir, thanks. I could do with a
hundred or two. of courf-e who
couldn't? Hut I am not in debt, or
anything of that sort."
Tho old lord caressed his white mus
tache nnd looked at bis heir with a
nort of comical wonder. "Ton my
houI," ho remarked. "I can't tell how
you do It."
"Eh?" said Dick, not understanding,
and, in fact, not Interested In his
"Well, how you do It. Expensive
regiment flat in Palace Mansions
Riviera, nnd all tho rest"
Dick shrugged his shoulders. "Well,
ulr, I don't owe a penny in the world,
I glvo you my word."
"Ah! Mrs. Harris must be a young
lady of very moderate desires." said
Lord Aylmer, lighting another cigar
ette. "Havo one?"
"No, thank you, sir," returned Dick.
"And what will become of Mrs. Har
ris when you are gone to India, eii?"
tho old man asked, with a great air
"Well, sir." said Dick. "I always
mako it a rule never to talk about my
friends' private- aftalrs. even when 1
happen to know them."
"You won't tell mo." Lord Aylmer
chuckled. "Oh! very well, very well
lover mind. I can taku a hint as well
"When it nulls your purpose,"
Dick's thoughts ran, as ho watched the
aandsomc, wicked old face.
Then he got up from his chair. "IT
yon don't want me any longer, sir. 1
will go and pay my respects to my
lady, lly-tlie-bye, 1 hope you arc less
anxious about her than you were a
short time ago."
Lord Aylmer Jumped up In a fury
nnd stamped his gouty foot hard upon
tho lloor. "Damme," he cried, "that
woman Is like an India-rubber ball, and
as hard as nails Into the bargain."
"Then she Is better," said Dick, with
an air of profound and anxious Inter
eat. "Hetter! Damme," tho old savage
cried, "she's outrageously well, sir,
Damme, her hcalthlneca Is positively
"Hut that must bo a great relief to
your mind, sir," said Dick, with per
"Rollcf!" tho other echoed, then
seemed to recollect himself a little.
"Ah! yes. yes, of course to bo sure.
Well, go and sco her. 1 dare say you
will find her In tho boudoir."
Dick felt himself dismissed with a
wave of tho old lord's hand, and being
never very anxious to remain in his
presence, ho betook himself away, and
went to llnd her ladyship. Hut 1uiy
Aylmer wan not In tho house had, in
fact, been gono out somo tlmo beforo
ho reached It; so Dick Jumped Into a
cab and went back to Palace Mansions
to Dorothy, who mot him with a now
"Dick, darling," sho said, "I know
that you aro worrying about mo, and
what I shall do when you aro gono,
and I have thought of something."
"Yes. Havo you thought that, after
all, It would bo safe for you to go
right out and risk everything?"
"No, becausu you do not go till Sep
tember, and by then I shall havo got
very near to tho time No, It Is not
that at all; but you will have leave
until you sail, won't you?"
"Then might wo not go to tho sea
for a month? I am pining for n
breath of Bca air, and It will bo good
(or you, too."
"That Is oasy enough. Where shall
wo go? Tenby or would you rather
bo nearer to Gravclelgh?"
"Wo could not go to any of the
Vlace3 near Gravololgh, Dick I should
bo meeting pcoplo there."
"Yes; but wo might go to Ovorstrand
or Cromer, or go down to ono of tho
Httlo, quiet places near Hamsgate.
Why, If you like, wo might even go
o ltamsgato or Margato Itself.'
"I don't In tho least caro where,"
Dorothy replied. "Hut whnt I wanted
to say Is this you romomber my
coisln, Esther Brand?"
"I'vo heard you speak of her."
"Well, when you arc gone would you
let mc write to her and ask her to conic
and stn with mo till 1 am ready to
come after you'.' She Is young and
kind, ami I am very fond of her, and
altogether It would be very different
for me than If I had nobody except
"My dearest, you shall do exactly at
you think best about that," Dick hald,
without hc.-.itation. "It Is a good idea,
and If sho in nice and won't worry
you about being married in this
".She won't know, dear." Dorothy
cried. "I shall show her my marring -llnej.
and say that you aro gono and
that I am I am going to join you cs
soon as I can."
"She will be sure to ask my regi
ment." "Not at nil. Besides, you are going
out to an appointment, are you not'."'
"Yes. true. Well, then, do as you
think best about It." ho said. "Or
course. I shall be a great deal easier
In my mind, and then she will be able
to see you off and all that. Oh! yes.
It will be a ery good thing In every
Doroth clapped her hands together
and laughed quite joyously. "Oh!
Dick dear," she cried, "I'm ho glad you
don't mliitl -I feel quite bravo about
being left now. 1 do wish, though,
that you could sec Esther. She Is so
tall and strong, very handsome,
smooth, dark hair and great dark
eyes quite a girl who ought to bo
called Esther or Olive. And then she
lias always been rich, and for live years
she has been absolutely her own mis
tress, and has traveled about every
where. "Won't she think It odd that you
have never written to her all this
"I don't think so. Esther Is not. a
girl who thanks you for letters unless
you have something special to say."
Dick put his arm around his little
wife's waist. "And you have somo-
"DAMME!" HE CRIED,
thing vety. very special to toll her,
haven't you?" he said tenderly, then
tried with an uncontrollable burst of
anguish, "Oh! my low, my love, you
don't know you will never know what
It will cost me to go away and leave
you just now, when you will want mo
most of all."
"Never mind, Dick," sho said brave
ly, "1 am not afraid."
Looking at her, ho saw that she
npoko tho tnith and only tho truth
her eyes met hl3, clear and true, an I
tho smile which played about her
sweet mouth was not marred by any
expression of the agony which sho ha 1
suffered during the few previous days.
A week ago she had been more Dick's
sweetheart than his wtfo; now she wn.i
not only his wife, but had also In her
eyes the proud light of motherhood
"Filled was her soul with lovo and
tho dawn of an opening heaven."
-(J herk Ih no need
ror mo to tell of
tlie month which
Dick nnd his wife
passed toRcther at
a secluded Httlo
watering place on
Norfolk coast, nor
of tho scramblo
which Dick hud at
tho last to got
ready for the ap
pointed day of sailing for the shining
east. It la enough to say that nfter an
ngonzlcd parting he tore himself away,
and Dorothy found herself left alone
In tho pretty (hit, faco to face with the
sorest trial of her life.
A week beforo sho had written to her
cousin, Esther Hrand, but sho had had
no reply. That had not surprised her
much, for Esthor was a restless soul,
never so happy as when moving nbout
from place to place. Apart from that.
London Is scarcely tho placo to look
for rich nnd idlo peoplo In September,
and Dorothy had addressed her letter
to her cousin's bankers, knowing thnt
It would bo tho surest anil probably
tho quickest wny of llndlng her. Hut
when Dick was gono Dorothy began
to get very anxious for a letter from
Esther, to watch for tho post, and to
wonder Impatiently what Esther could
possibly hav dono with herself and
whether alio nad got her letter or not.
Hut for several days thero was sUll
silence, nnd at last, Just when Dorothy
was beginning to despair, It came.
"Hero Is your letter, Miss Dorothy,"
cried Ilarbara, hurrying Into tho room
"Oh, Barbara!" Dorothy cried, ex
citedly. In a moment she had torn it open
II 1"i'ti' x i
I 1 W'' ' - "H
and was reading It aloud to Barbnr.ii
"Oh. It is from HiUslu. Fancy Miss
Brand being In Russia, Barbara, and
" 'My Very Dear Little Dorothy: So
you are married! 1 can hardly be
lieve It Indeed, since having your let
ter this, morning I have been saying
to myself over and over again, "Doro
thy Strode Is married-little Dorothy
has got married," and still I do not In
the least realize It. So you are very
happy, of course, and you aro going to
havo a baby that Is almost an "of
course" also. And your husband had
got a good appointment In India which
he does not dare refuse. That looks
like brcad-and-cheoso and kisses, my
dear little coihIii. However, not that
money mahcs any ml difference to
one's happiness, and so long as you
lme li i tn and he loves you. nothing else
matters, money least of all. But why,
my dear, have you waited so long be
fore you told me of your new ties? I
havo wondered so often where you
v.rre and what had become of you, and
about four mouths ago I wrote to the
old house and had your letters nturii
d by a horrid young man, David
Stevenson, whom I disliked always be
yond measure. Ho Informed me that
you hail left Immediately after dear
auntie's death, and that he did not
know your present address. 1 felt u
little anxious about you, but eminent
ly relieved to llnd that you were evi
dently not going to marry that dc-
testnble young man, who ., I have no
doubt, all that Is good and estimable
and alllueut, hut whom, as I said, I
have never liked.
" 'Well, my dear child, you must let
me be godmother to the baby when it
comes tint I may spend as much
money over Its corals and bells as I
should havo done over a wedding-gift
to ou. As for coming to you my
darling child, of course I shall conio
straight back, and help Barbara to
make up to you for the temporary loss
of your spouse. I gather from your
letter that he Is all that Is good and
kind and brave, to say nothing of be
ing handsome and loving and true
you lucky little girl!
" 'Expect me when you see me,
dear, which will be as soon as I can
possibly get myself to London. If I
were on the other side of the frontier
I could pretty nearl.v llx both day and
time. As It Is, I can only say that 1
will lose no time in being with you,
nnd I will stick to you till I see you
safe on board the P. and O. Bteamer.
"'.My love to Barbara how she and
I will yarn together over the old place
and the old days! and much love to
you, dear little woman.
"From your always affectionate
This letter In Itself was enough to
put Dorothy Into the wildest and gay
est of spirits, and Barlmia was almost
as iiiii;'i delighted; for, truth to tell,
the old servant had looked forward
with no little dismay to the prospect
of supporting her loved young mistress
through her hour of loneliness and
trial, and was therefore greatly re
lieved to llnd that the responsibilities
of tho situation would fall upon the
strong and capable shoulders of Miss
Hbther Brand Instead of lying upon her
own weaker ones.
"It is so good and sweet and dear of
Esther," Dorothy repeated, over and
over again. "Just like her to throw
every thing else asido on tho chance
of being able to do a good turn to
nomo one In need. Now 1 don't feel
half so nervous as I did."
"Nor I," echoed Barbara, speaking
out of her very heart; then she added
with n significant smile, "Mls3 Esther
never could nbldo David Stevenson
neither could I."
Dorothy could not help laughing.
"Ah! I think you were all Just a little
hard on David. I didn't want to bo
Mrs. David, It Is true. But apart from
that, 1 don't see Hint there was ao much
amlas with him."
(To bo continued.)
Its Mountain C'llinlilni; In tlm l'crfeetloii
ir Wlltl Life.
The kllpsprluger, or kllphok, ns It la
often called by the colonists, seems,
llko tho chamois of Europo, to bo cro
atcd for no other purpose than to com
plete and adorn n mountain landocapo,
sayn tho Spectator. Although Hiuullor
than Its distant cousin of tho snowy
Alps, tho kllpsprlnger yields neither
to It nor to any other mountain dweller
In tho world In tho ease with which
It can get about tho most dllllcult and
dnngerous rocks and precipices. To
watch a pair of these Httlo antelopes
bounding with tho elasticity of n piece
of India rubbor up and down tho preel-
pltotiB fuco of soino ynwnlng cliff or
sheer mountain wall, or on to pinnacles
and ledges that might startlo oven a
Rocky mountain goat, displaying tho
whllo a coolness and lack of fear born
ot countless gonorntlouu of a climbing
ancestry, Is to watch tho very perfec
tion of wild life upon tho mountains.
Certainly In all South Africa thero Is
no more charming or wonderful sight
than the kllpsprlnger nmld Its own wild
niountninu, kloofs and krantzes. About
two feet in height ut tho ahouldor
sometimes a trlflo moro tho kllp
sprlnger la a sturdily built Httlo buck.
Tho rnm carries shoit, sharp, pon-lard-llkc
horns about four Inches In
length; the ovvo Is hornless. Ono great
peculiarity of tho kllphok lies in its
olive-brown coat, which Is thick and
very brlttlo to tho touch. Each hair Is
hollow nnd tho wholo eont Is angularly
light and elastic. Among tho colonist's
and especially tho Boom tho hair of the
kllpsprlnger Is, In conscquenco, In great
demand for stuffing saddles, Tho legs
aro robust, as they need to bo; tho pas
terns singularly stiff and rigid, whllo
tho tiny hoofs aro hollow, eomowhnt
jagged at the cdges.and exactly adapted
for obtaining foothold on tho aiost dun
cull mountain aides.
Concentration of Forces on Atlantic
NiT,lYlitV' Altwr CtVlt.'v. lll(lof ll" '"Villi v iii1 Infant r wlU 1v run
oiLiiuiiN nii,i.i vit.uv. uil ,,.,., ,,,1, ,!,( , i,,,,,,, :,,nni i,.,;uIiim
Department ol tho Gulf
Cii'lliMil rinlff kv.iiivt The i nf "imspnttim: H'1" KK'iu lm.lv or nun.
V.JLIH.I.U UHIU IMIIAI IUlri,mi, or Hum rntnlnt; iiini tliuli SUM
West Will Soon He Without
Troops l:ccpl Whcie In
dian Uprising Is LiUolv
(Jicat Activity in the War
Department - Mortar Works
Woikiii"; Nit; lit aiul Day.
The wni ilrpm'tuii ut, whleli up to the
pieiielit time him heeii iiiiitiil laiiril.s In
eairyllllt out the pohelii of ilefetiue 111
lutmeil liefiiii' Hie ii-oieet of wnr wu-i
Hei'lility4'iM'lileinl, on Malutiluy iimK in--Hon
ami imiile pi p.irn tloti-4 tin viulil-
cr.UCi! of Wlllell I'lillliot lie IlllSllllili l-Mlui'il.
I lleietofoie the pi epiirutloti-i of ihe mili
tary nr.iiu-ii or Hie iM'cunve ko ' tntnetn
Imvi) prei eeil'-il on a liiicls that it win welt
to luive e'-ry feiiti'te uiuli-i- lit out i il In
perfect onlef for Whiltee- mlht i ill'.
Now, howivi't-, Kiiowtiilc.e of utiut lie- war
ilep.u tmriil Is itiiltu; ami lull iuIh to ilo,
eoii.slilereil In ooiiti'i-l Inn with the a.-t l -lly
In every lu-am-h of the naval ru-i lee,
hIiows the war now ii.-uiall v i-MhIh.
Mute Imiuirtutil Hum imyililim that has
Imm'Ii yet iiiiiiiiKi-il umlet Ihe illri-ellou of
Secretary AIkit are unlem pioWillui; fin
a Keneiat movement or the H'Kiilur ui-
airy uml artillery to the Atluntle tun
lonrd. Nearly all the cavalry I In Ihe
rest, where u majority of thu Iniuniry
CKlmi'litH uro alio located.
1'c-w to IM Left In till) Went.
Of cotirsu It will bo nt'ccnnnry to lenvo
romo troops In remote secllottH wlivrc In
dian upilHiiiiti Imvo to liu coiiHlileriil an
likely to occur nt tiny tlmo, but ll in In
tended that nearly all companies ami
fwv.s4 r.f l.ifnrttri litlil OflVtllri' itl'l'll HlllHil
, fr west us California, will" bo btoiiKlit
' to points on tho Atlantic and tho (iulf
Mexico. VUIi tlm addition ot Urn 1.010
rj stnte.-i now number nearly i'.ooo men.
Koven refitments of aillllery nre now ills-
trl billed or In eotirfcit of distribution nt
tho modern fortifications on the Atlantic,
1'untllc, ureal lukex. ami irulf. Both now
n-KlmentH will bo ii.itdKiit'd to duty alotii;
tho Atlantic and (,'Ulf counts, wheru must
AT MERCY OF
f('tyitl nf fas. i5TSfc
OLD POINT COMFORT AND FORTRESS MONROE, SIIOWINQ HOTELS.
will lie K!iitlni-il 1" tin' cinlerii ami
intuitu in o. ill niuti'H In iivmiuHhii for
. nli I'lin mi ucy wild ll urns iillv. The rust
I noli ., will in loo Krr.it to lie tun in' ny tin-
xt'iiutv iitiiiiuil iiiihiii liillun lor herelo
tor iinltntinitiitit umvi ini-nti of tin- iiimv
oi'mitil.ntloiiH. una It will lie iiete.m,ii to
i milt to tln etuclm in y fund ol SW,'"','
!' lo tni rl I be i'n niu or IIu'm' rliium''
III xtlltlllllK. Itlr.lll III Hill' Willi till' I'l'M-
ci :il movement mum tin- liiiioti.int (idir
lnsili'il liy ilccli-tii!) .lnrr liv tilt I rtl'in of
i in- itriitiiiit mni ti i niuplifii to nil mill'
I 'ii v iiomIh iiml illuiiiin.il li(iiiiii,it ii iM
iiiiii'i'i iii il by tin- iiiiiimiiiiilitiK Ki'iit'iul uf
('loini;r In .Vt'iiiv lli'p.irl iiit'iili.
Tlio text in' tin1 oriliM IoIIowh: l ill
I r il lut) of t tit iti" lililit tin. folliiuitii;
rl..iiiK'M mi' maili' III the tit 1 1 1 oi In t lltu
lt ileelKlllitlon, ami heilililliii li'li of the
l!i oKliiphli'iil ilr'iut tllli'lltf, lo tiil.e elTeet
.Mm eh r. tv.ii:
"I. Tile ili'lHH ttiient nf Die i;iit will
I'inliniee the New KiikIiiiiiI Ktillei. New
Villi,', New .left",. I'l HUH) iMllllll. 1'el.l
ume, Mill yhlliil. the Dlntllel of I 'olillnhla.
West VllKltiln, Vlli;llilii mill N'eitli I'ntu
IIiiii. with heiiiliiiailei!i ut Uiiuiiiiii ii
IhI.iiiiI, New V in It
'.'. A tli-puritm-nt Is heieliy rutulillrln il
to he known us Ihe ilepill'tmi 111 of the
liilirn, to eoliHlut or the ntuti s of WNeuii'
sin, .MIi'IiIk.iii. IIIIiiiiIm, Itiiliami, Ohio. Kill
lileKy, mill Tilllie'ici e, with heiiililiut'leiii
".1. The ili'iniitmi til of Unliota will em
liraee the fIiiIiii of .Mlnneiolii, Not I Ii 1 In
tuitu, South Diiluitu Monition, ami m
A SCL-.NE I'nOM WAIl ON LAND.
THE ni'CihE CALL-FROM A CELEBRATED
much of Wyoinlntr iih m embraced In tho
Vellowiitouo l'uil;, with headiuatlcr:) ut
'i, The department of Columbia will
cmbrneo the states of WuHlilnnton, Oru
fion. Idaho (except so much of the latter
as la etnliiaced In VellowHtono Park), and
tho territory nf Alaska, with heiidiimi-tera
ut Vancouver ImrrucliH, WiiHliliuftmi.
",'. The depai'tmuiu of Cnllforn'a will
embrace, the htutcs uf 'iillfurnlii and Ne
vada, with lieadiiuurtc-rs ut San l-'run-
"0. Tlm department of Colorado wilt
embrace tho unites of Wyomlm; (except fo
much as Is embraced In YcIIowhIoiiq
Park), Colorado, uml 1'tah, and the terri
tories of Arizona and Nuw Mexico, with
licailipiarter.s at Denver.
"7. Tlm department of the Piatt will
embrneu Iowa. Nebraska MlHSourl, K'un
simi nnd ArknnstiH, Indian Territory, mil
Oklahoma, with licnilijuartcra nt Omabo."
THE .SPANISH FLEET.
" - rMU-.Vv -x "Tfy
(lalr Di-purl inriit t'rc.ilnit,
' A ili'piirtttient N hereby established,
10 be Known H.1 I liu ili'imi lliif lit of the Kiilf,
to i iiiihIii or the Htuti-H nf Hoitth Carolina,
lli'oiijlii. Klorliln Alabama, .MIhmIhhIppI,
l,i)ill.iii,i ami Texas, with hc-uttiUnrtrr
at Allanta, (la.
"Tin' ilep.irtmentH of Mlnsoiirl uml Tcx
as are hereby abollHliiil,
"Tlie reeorild of the itepnrlmeiit of Ml.i
KOltrl will be trmiKferreil to the ill pail'
mi'iit of Ihe bil.i'M, ami thoHO of tile lie
paiimeiit of Tt.viti to tho Uupartuii-nt ut
".Major (iiueral John It. Drooler Ii im
nlatieil to the eoiutuaml nf the ilepiirtment
of the lalii'M. ami HrlKiiiller (teueral Wil
li no M (Itahatu lo Ihe enmtuaml of tlm
ili'liarlmeiit of the uulf The olllcers of
the New-mi ill a IT ilep.irlmeiitH now on tint y
In the depal Inieiilii of ihe .MLinmirl nml
TeniM tilt' HHslKlinl to lllie ililtlert In tilt
ilepmtment'4 of tlm lakes ami uf thu ciilf.
"The tiael te(tilreil under these orilrr.-i
Is in i i-MMiit y for Ihe public service.
"It A. AUir.lt. Hccri'tnry of Wnr.
"Itv I'oiutiiaml etc, .M. C. Cut bin, AU
Jul. nit (it-neral "
Dun Not Waul War.
Heiior l'olo y lleiuabe, the ttevv Hpanlih
inlnl.xier. talUliiK Willi n n porter at
WiiHhlimloti, epi"Kieil lllmiielr us Hiitls
tleil thai mllher the t'nlteil Hliites nor
Spain wantH war. The nilnbiter inferred
to the Mut that Ihe Cuban eablnet had
appoluleil u I'litiinilxHlou to tieKottalu a. civ.
11 tieaty Willi this i-ouutry hh unollier rvl
tleiiee of the eoiiiplele uillotioiiiy schelua
In Ciiha. Hpi-akltiK of the pre.u-ul policy
of Hpalti In Cuba, Ihe mlllNler Hlllil:
"The itoveriitnciit has K allied miloiioinr
nu the btouileiil ami nio.it liberal lines. It
Ih ileMluliated to i;lve to the Cuban peopU
the eoiiiiete tllreetlon of their Internal
air n I ix, thii-i uratlfylni; the honorable am
bition or the CuhnUM, while, ut the Hiimii
time. maltitalnltiK the hlstiirlo ulli'Klunci
of Culm in a t-olotiv of Kpaln. The t;ov
enimetit hi not evii'iitlnu' this plan KnnlK
ltiKl. or wltti any tet'hnleal restrictions
Alteady miieh Iiiim been iiei-ompllMlieil, uml
there x the fulle.st eoiitlileiieu Hint thu
plan will he i-ni tied Into full execution.
Naturally, with an Insurrection dniKslnir
toward Its cIohc, thero arc dllllculllea In
tlm way of a complete, realization of plait
so compreheiislvi) ns to embrace thu en
tire Internal machinery of Cuba." Th
minister wan risked It he viewed tho pres
ent conditions of iilfulra between the Unit
ed Hlutt-rt uml Hpaln us Indlcatliifi war.
After a momuut'u heallallun he umiwcrcd
"1 nm sum that tho Unite! States does
not want war, Just as I am sure that th
Spanish Kovc-rnment does not want war,
and will do everything honorable In Its
pewer to avert such u calamity."
' iikliic Itlllod I'lulil Mortar.
The United State urnenul at Water
town, Muss,, has fiono Into tho (,'uri man
ufacture. WorU on tho llrst forced run
ever oidercd vvu brfitin Saturday. Th
weapon Is to bo a 3,tMnch, brcoch-loadlnff,
rlllod field mortar, and, when finished,
will bo the llrst fully equipped 3.C-Inch.
breeeh-loadlm; Hold plecit ever manufac
tured by tho United States jjovernment.
Thu work of mountliiK cuns at Lone Irl
nnd Iliad and Pert Warren Is beliiR puahed
rapidly To-day thirty ten-Inch shells
wero shipped to thu former and twenty
to tho latter place, so us to havo tho i;una
ready for iiho as soon as they uro In posi
tion. At Chnrlestown navy yard a con
signment of new Leo Htralnht-pull rifles
bun urrlvcd, and tho men aro being drilled
in llielr use. Lieutenant Hcnjnmln Puller
received a telegraphic command from the
navy department to report ns soon us
possible on board tho United States cruls-,
er Columbia, stationed at League Island,
nwnltliiR orders. Lieutenant Puller will
bo placed In chargo of tlio murlno Boards
ot the Columbia.
Mr. Caswell An eastern astronomer
says ho has discovered two groups of
spots on the sun.
Mr. CJasbill I wish lie wpuld como
to Pittsburg and mako an effort to dis
cover the sun Itself. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph,
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