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A SOLDIER. OF THE RHINE.
Ov ST. GEORGE
Cupyrluhl, by STBHirr
cu,rri:it n i i.
.lust Before the Explosion.
It was tho IlrlttHh surgeon, Sir Noel.
At Bight of this mini i'uiil felt u
Mive of it'Hcf sweep over him.
Of coin ho Dip sudden anil unan
nounced nnlvnl of Sir Noel upon tho
ircne gavo tho major still another set
back. It beomod oh though he were fated
never to r.el thosoword3 of (omtnnnd
lieyond the portals of his lips.
And he knew Kir Noel, too, knew
that the foreign surgeon was In high
fiivor with the eoniinandant, evon as
ho had hern with Marshal MaeMahon
.before tho latter'M Htato or health com
pelled him to relinquish tho command
to n successor.
What business had this Englishman
licro anyhow no one had Invited him,
and It was none of IiIh affair that th"
military nuthoiltlos of the French
etronghold on the Moselle chose to
make an an cat.
Wan Sir Noel alone?
Paul could not hear the exprctnl
Rwlsti of garments hiicIi ih might be
tray tho coming of thoe who rrpre
Bonted the gentler hex; hut this was
not to ho wondered at In the leant,
Blnco tho (lei man guns kept up n pret
ty constant growling away off lieyond
tho forts, and tho explosion of shells
grow nioro and moro frequent In the
utrcota, occasioning considerable ex
cllomont ninong the crowds.
At tho samo time some lntiiltlvo
sense told him she was coming, this
girl In whom his whole, soul was
Hildegnrdo did not unden.tund fully
whnt message the white-faced nun
brought Kir Noel in the hospital, but
she cnught i name, Paul's, and under
stood that he was In danger of his
llfo, and hail ucnt for the bluff, oblig
ing Hngllshmnn to come to the rescue
When sho saw him stmt forth per
haps she feared, poor girl, that the
man nho loved had hetn maimed by
line of the exploding bombs and lay
apon tho street with shatteicd limbs,
his life phasing away.
Indeed, at such a time it was easy
enough to Imagine anything in the
way of honora.
Unable to withstand the eager desire
to he of some assistance to Paul In
tils hour of need, she bad started after
Nothing bad as yet incurred to
change her Ideas as to whnt had hap
pened. So that when she reached the open
doorway and glancing Into the lighted
room with eyes lllled with expectations
of seeing horrors, the llrst object upon
which they rested wnn Paul, standing
there apparently in a fair htato of
health', the shock to her nerves was
Ouiihtlesa the presence of the sol
diers would explain the situation clear
ly enough, especially when she saw
the bellicose altitude of the major.
.Sir Noel had partly lost his breath
In his dash from the hospital and the
succeeding hasty climb of a (light of
stairs. Doubtless he niannged to gather
enough breath to address the major
,ind ask what It all meant, and thu
gontlomanly character of his request
again touched the major In his weak
Ho begged to assure monsieur that
ho was only present In tho discharge
of his duty, having received Informa
tion of tho most positive kind that
tho etngo was shelter for a nest of
German spies, who hnd long been send
ing Information as to the weakness
or tho brave defenders of Met In tho
lino of provisions sending these trait
orous reports by some secret under
ground wire or the use of carrier
pigeons trained for the purpose.
"Of course, they will hnve a hear
ing?" Tho major east a furtive glance at
tho One Who Must Ue Obeyed, and the
quick signal which the countess made
gavo him his clue.
"Certainly, monsieur. In the morn
ing, If thoy are able, they shall appear
beforo the military dium head court,
convened for just such purposes as
this by our commander, nnd the truth
will cither llbernto or send them to the
Court of Execution."
Paul noted that there was n clause
(n Uls declaration, which somehow he
could not avoid emphasizing, a cluuse
of consldorahlu Importance, slnco ho
believed tho major's design was that
they should nover live to reach tho
' "Kir Nool, step this way, please," lie
It was at this eiltlcal Juncture that
a movement at the doorway drew tho
attention of the countess, and sho be
came awaro for the llrst time of HUdo
The sight sent the hot blood leaping
In bounds through her volns nothing
must bo allowed to stund In tho way
now tho presonco of this Oorman
beauty who had won what sho had
sued In vain to possess, was a premoni
tion of coming disaster, unless sho
could push tho mujor Into the breach.
Meanwhile Paul conllded to tho Eng
lishman his suspicious as to tho fato
ho supposed had been mapped out for
him whllo on tho way to prison.
Once Sir Noel grasped the idea the
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danger wan far Iran threatening than
before, for ho could possibly Invent
some way of defeating the evil designs
of tho plot lent.
lllhlegaide now knew all.
She had recognized tho disguised
countess with contempt and scorn In
her eyes, nnd the prepuce of tho stal
wart soldiers told tho lest.
Hut when she saw HcJtrlx, looking
so lovely, with the startled look upon
her face, thu tears of distress In her
beautiful eye.i. Illldcgnrdu utmost
wished she had been mom discreet and
remained at her duties In the hospital,
for It was absurd to realize that tho
mention of Paul's nnnio had acted so
upon her heart as to bring her In great
hnsto to this apartment to llnd that he
had doubtless been enjoying a delight
ful tete-a-tete with this al little
beauty at tho tlmo tho soldiers came.
This bold Amctlcau had won her
love In her maidenly eyes ho was
everything that could bo deemed man
ly, and In dreams at least ho had told
her the charming things which his eyes
betrayed whenever they met as she
bound up his wounds after the duel
with Conrad she had been thrilled
when their hniuls chanced to come In
contact, and ever slnco then a delicious
hope had found lodgment In her heart
that they might be nearer ami deurcr
This was now apparently scuttled
forever, and she must summon the
prldo which belonged to her by birth,
In order to conceal tho Intense misery
the death of her hopes caused.
Well, the major had received his lit
tle curtain lecture, nnd was primed up
for the boiling point.
When ho left tho countess and turn
ed upon the others who formed part
of tho dramatic personno connected
with this closing sccilo In the play,
Hhlnelander knew they must look out
for squalls, for tho major wns galled to
action and meant to enter upon tho
Paul haw this and nerved himself for
The bombastic major, having wheel
ed with military precision, bore down
upon Paul, who awaited his approach,
supported by the doctor.
It wits a moment of considerable sus
.Much would depend upon what the
major was about to say, and hence
Paul eagerly awaited for him to speak,
hoping In discover a peg upon which
to hang their expectations.
it was to Sir Noel he addressed him
self. "Monsieur, already tho execution of
my duty has been delayed too long.
Whatever piotest you may desire to
make. It must he presented to the
higher officials. I am sent to make tho
arrest, and wish It distinctly under
stood that alieady both of these gentle
men are prisoners of war."
Sir Noel recognized the fact that a
point had been made In the case, but
lie was too hiuart to betray the slight
est uneasiness, since that would be aid
ing the enemy.
At least tbeie was hope, because tho
major bad not proven a bully, who
would hustle his prisoners away with
Through bin own pride of manner
and speech the Frenchman might be
unhorsed In the Joist men as gallant
as ho have many times gone down he
lore the rudo plunge of adversity.
"Monsieur le major," said the Eng
lishman slowly, "I would not wish to
Interfere with your duty ns a soldier.
I have every' respect for your nrniy
and for you Individually. Hut this
man is my friend. I am his sponsor
before the commnndant, nnd you as a
gentleman would not blame mo If I
endeavored to tho best of my ability to
free him from his wholly unwarranted
detention. You know that ho has been
placed upon his sacred parole you ore
not Ignorant of the fact that ho has
been given tho entire freedom of tho
city, and henco as much right to be In
this particular spot as any Frenrhmnn
among you. 1 desire to make this
point particularly plain In order that
whatever happens you may not have
cause to regret having done the wrong
The major smiled and bowed.
"What you say Is very true, mon
sieur, but that liberty of which you
Bpoak expires whenever the person on
parole breaks hlu given word of honor.
Wo hnve abundant reason to believe
this party has dono this unpardonable
thing of conspiring with certain Bples,
tho enomles of our country, to betray
our weakucsa to tho Ocrmans. I rec
ognize the point your make, ni'sleur,
but It does not swervo mo one Iota
from the course mnpped out for my
observance. Unless you can produce
something stronger your friend must
return to his coll nnd stand before tho
lllldegnrdo had turned very white
at these woros, but sho did not alto
gether lose hope.
The Impatient countess, who secretly
feared Sir Noel, hero uttered a sen
tence in a low tone, doubtless with tho
Intention of hastening action In tho
"Immediately It shall be done," re
turned tho major, onco more raising
his sword and half turning to address
, If a trump card remained to be
played now was tho time for Its ap
pearance. A word of command nnd tho giant
guards closed In around tho prisoners.
Sir Nool still Etood by Paul, nnd oven
snw this significant move without
showing tho white feather.
Ho put hU hand to his pocket and
drew out a folded paper.
The countess, seeing tho nctlon, felt
that there was danger of defeat even
though she could not guess the nature
of tho bolt that threatened.
How deliberately Sir Noel unfolded
"Ah! monsieur lo major," ho Bald.
The stout 80ldier, not daring to look
toward the countess, turned his head.
At sight of the paper hla eyebrows
went up in token of Burprlse.
Then lie met tho doctor's magnetic
eye, and was obliged to pay attention
the lufluciico of mind over matter la
"I have hero a little document," pur
sued Sir Noel, waving tho paper.
"So I perceive, monsieur."
"Which Is nlgnod by tho command
ant, with whoso hlgnatnro you aro
"Oh, very, monsieur."
"Will you kindly give me one min
ute. I ntn desirous of saving you from
committing a folly that might wind up
our military career In nnythlng but
n blaze of glory. 1 wIbIi you to tead
this document, which perhaps has not
its equal In all Met', at this moment."
"I am honored, monsieur," bowing
nnd taking tho paper, while tho coun
tess glided nearer, the look of awful
determination still upon her face.
Paul believed It wise to keep one eye
on her, not knowing what a desnorate
woman might attempt when brought
And somehow he hnd a presentiment
that, while it looked as though this
might bo Almee's game, there was n
setback In store for her that would end
in her overwhelming defeat.
Ar the major read tho document she
looked surprised, even puzzled.
"May I ask whnt you find, M. le Ma
jor?" asked tho Englishman, quietly.
"It Is surprising I have here a pa3s
written In the commandant's own hand
allowing the bearer, Sir Noel Trnvers,
surgeon, with his companion, tho lib
erty of the city of Metz, and com
manding that under no conditions shall
he bo restrained or prevented from go
ing or coming at will, it la astound
Paul breathed easier.
He had heard tho magic words and
comprehended the nnturo of tho mir
acles that had been wrought In his be
half, thanka to the coming of tho Eng
llshmnu. "You have no reason to doubt the
genuineness of the document, major?"
put sued Sir Noel, with the convincing
manner of a lawyer.
"None, at all I would bo willing to
stake my life upon that," came the
"Fool, fool, don't you boo the trap?"
cried tljo countess, llrmly.
Hut Sir Noel was appealing to all
that waB bo3t In the major's composi
tion hla pride ns it soldier, nnd tho
subordination of all other feelings to
duty toward a superior ofllccr as laid
down In the manual of nrmn.
"Then you can consider that this
gentleman Is the companion mentioned
in tho pass. Uy the authority vested
in that document I elnlm for him the
same rights 1 myself possess, and let
any man arrest him at his peril. Mon
sieur lo Major, tell me, Is ho free to go
Thu fcoldier's fnco was almost purple
from tho violence of his emotions, but
with nn effort he gasped)
"Their- is no other resource ho la
(To be coutlnued.)
FAMOUS COOKS OF PAfIS.
dentin In the Cnllimry Art n In Other
In a recently published book on cul
inary art Dr. I.emaunler, a physician
of Paris, gives boveral Interesting
Items lognrdlng well-known chef3.
Ho mentions the melancholy death of
Trompette, the celebrated cook to the
Duke of Noallles, who, In a tit of am
bition, deserted his aristocratic master
for the luxurious but plebeian kltcheu
of (Jambettn. Ho never forgave him
self this base and sordid action, and
died In a state of molnncholy. Aftor
Trompetto eomes n long list of Illus
trious men who have raised French
cookery to Its well-dcsqrved reputa
tion. The Malson lloree gives ?1C,000 a
yenr to Casimlr Molsson; tho Baron de
Mohrcnhelm hnd in Mils kitchen two'
brothers, the Fattvcts, who never sep
arate; tho Duchess of Alba, cousins of
Empress Eugenic, has for her chef
Oeorgo Piotizon, who was n great fa
vorlto of Napoleon I1T.
The cook of Nicholas II. gets ?16,000
a year; he Ib an Alsatian of tho name
of Krantz and enjoyed r.uch privileges
under Alexander II. that ho , was al
lowed to carry a sword, and, what Is
more, to rotaln his French nationality.
Tho cook of the King of tho Hollenes
took nil his degrees In tho' university,
but In 1858, curried away by his lovo
of tho art, ho entered ns cook In the
Comto do Chamhord's houso, whenco
ho passed Into tho kitchen of tho
Duchess of Parma, tho mother of tho
Princess of Bulgaria; und now ha
cators for tho palates of the royal fata
lly of Greece.
Chevalier, who learned his ort at
tho Jockey Club, under the celebrated
Jules Oouffo, began his career In tho
royal house of Sweden and Is now
with that of Tloumuula.
A ranker of epigrams Is ono who
seeks to clotho tho wit of others In
his own language. Tho result Is
sometimes called original.
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All during tho sixty days strenuous
efforts had been mado on the pait of
tho majoilty to elect a senator, but
luring tho campaign of the fall before
It had been opetily stated that the leg
islator of tho coming session who did
not go homo "fixed" for life would bo
foolish. Doth sides were expected to
uso enormous sums of money, and tho
senatorshlp wns expected to bo tho
prlza of tho man who wnn willing to
pay the most for It. This was the
sentiment of n largo number of people
.luring tho campaign.
Long before tho first bnllot for
tho Hcuntorshlp had been cast on tho
second Tuesday of tho session, the
lenders of tho majority had decided
that ns they had elected a majority
of tho members of the body, there
would bo no necessity for them to buy
tho votes already thehs. They held
that tho men could not have the
"gall" to go back on the constituents
who had elected them, and besides, a
clean election would glvo their party
a large amount of prestige, as It would
serve to give a knockout blow to tho
rumors of coriupt uses of money In
legislative halls, when their party wns
When the first ballot was east, the
votes of the majority were badly scat
tetcd, but day by day, aB the balloting
proceeded, nnd the session canio near
er to nn end, It was evident that tho
votes of the majority wero simmering
down to two candidates, but it was
albo evident that this state of affaire
was tho result of tho clever wire-pulling
of the opposition, ns the candi
dates wore old rivals and one would
never glvo way to the other.
The minority, on thu other hand,
hnd been hanging closely together, and
It- wns clear that they worn being
maneuvered by a clover political
chcmer. Dining the curly part of
fhe session that had cast their 35 votes
for former Representative Moore, a
.nan who had borno a spotless reputa
tion, but on tho 45th day of tho sit
ting they switched und cast their voto
solidly for n man who had tho repu
tation of being tho smoothest politi
cian in tho state John 'Flaherty
who slnco his defeat for Congress four
years bofore had held a fat federal po
sition and had built up a political ma
chlno powerful in Its environment.
When tho minority switched to Flaher
ty the leaders of tho other side began
to look worried, for they knew that
the skillful politician would stop at
nothing to secure nn election.
Thus it went on during tho remain
ing days of the session, enough mem
bers to causn a deadlock or elect the
minority candidate, remaining stub
born and mean, on account of not re
ceiving tho price for their vote.
Tho session had just taken u five
mlnuto recess, nfter a twelve hours'
sitting, and the members wero Just
getting back to their seats fiom tho
saloon acroFS tho street. Tho floor of
tho House was crowded with lobbyists,
Tor tho minority who had been
brought from nil pnrts of tho etato to
lend "moral courago" to tho men who
woro to bo purchased, and was imme
diately whispered nround that Flaher
ty had fixed tho insurgent members of
the majority and that ho would bo
elected on tho next ballot.
The session was called to ordor, and
an Intenso quiet seemed to come over
the packed throng.
"Wo will now proceed with tho two
hundred nnd eighteenth ballot for the
election of a United States senator to
ropresont the state," began tho presi
dent. "I dnmand p. call of the house,"
shouted a- sonator who was seated
with tho majority. Evoryono know
that this wns tqorely a subterfugo to
gain tlmo, for It could bo told at a
glance that every scat was full. Ev
oryono wondorod what was to bo
gained by tho delay, and on soon as
the call began three leaders of tho ma
jority woro seen to approach each other
and hold a hurried consultation. The
clerk rushod through tho call w!th
"Tho members of tho joint assem
bly are all present, Mr. President,"
"Tho Borge&nt-at-nrniB will see that
each mombor remains In IiIb seat un-
"I wish to explain my vote."
less ho Is addressing tho chnlr," an
nounced tho presiding officer, as tho
members began to btlr around, nnd as
tho three majority leaders took tholr
respective desks, their faces still
clouded with Intenso anxiety. This
was tho condition on tho entire ma
jority sldo of tho house. On tho othnr
side, each member seemed to be strug
gling with an almost uncontrollable
The roll-call began. The first name
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"Flnhcrty!" he shouted.
"Axtell," culled the clerk, and nil
eyes wero tinned on the veteran ma
jority sauator. Axtell was not a lend
er In any spueo of the term, but he
wan the senior member of tho party,
and his advice was nlways listened to
with the greatest respect. Ho was a
"I wish to explain my vote," an
nounced tho gtny-halrcd lawmaker na
he rose from his chair, and every
body listened nn he begnn to speak. Ho
llrst roforrcd In touching terniB to the
tUrong nttnehments that had sprung up
between the tuouibeni dining their ser
vice In the session, and then expressed
his sorrow that the bitter atrugglo on
"A newsboy entered with tho Morning
the election of u senator had brought
about such hard fpollngs. He then
took up tho Issue of the campaign and
related how the majority had been
elected pledged to send a man to the
federal senate who was In sympnthy
with tholr political ideas. At this the
recalcitrant members of tho majority
began to squirm In their seats, and be
fore he had gone far they were look
"You say that If we select a demo
crat who Is Miltnblo to you, you will
help elect him," ho cried, turning to
them. "Who is this man. I demand?
Do you menu this statement, or Is It
but a miserable subterfuge, by which
you expect to wait until the last mo
ment and then betray our party? This
Is your Echcmc, so it hau been opeuly
stated In theso halls, and you have not
had tho courage to deny it. Do you
think, men, thnt you are nervy enough
to go back to your democratic con
stituents, alter having helped elect
Flaherty to tho federal senate?
"You say. that If we select a man
who is suitable to you ho will be
elected. You know that the man you
are supporting can never be elected,
nnd 1 do not believe that tho man for
whom I have hpn casting my ballot
can nt this Into hour bo successful.
Now Is your opportunity to prove
whether you are men or aro cattle, to
bo bought by the highest bidder. Namo
some mnn, 1 say, and prove your asser
tions. Who is he?"
Everybody listened ns If expecting
an answer, but none came, tho mem
bers to whom these burning remarks
had been addressed continued to car
ry their half-ashamed, hnlf-dcflaut
"Who Is he?" repeated the speaker.
The silence became painful, but
still no reply wns forthcoming. Just
as the awful quiet seemed to reach tho
point where It wns unbearable, a
shrill, sharp volco was heard.
"Why don't you elect Hlnes?"
This seemed to strike the popular
chord, and a great hurrah for tho old
time ex-governor went up from tho
majority side. Tho members who
wore supposed to hnve been purchased
looked upon that cry as their salva
tion, and they, too, took It up.
When tho din hnd subsided, Axtell
raised his voice to its highest pitch
nnd yelled to the clerk:
"Record my vote for Hlnes."
Tho excitement quieted a bit and
tho voto proceeded. Every man who
had been elected with tho majority
east his voto for tho big-hearted ox
governor. At Its conclusion, nmld n
dcafonlng roar, the clerk announced
the result: Hlnes, 48; Flaherty, 35.
With a shout tho president an
nounced the election of Hlnes, and
then gave two sharp raps with his ma
"The hour of midnight having ar
rived, I now declare this session ad
journed sine die." he enld.
An hour later, tho house was prac
tically desorted. All had gono except
two or thrco members, who wore still
packing their belongings. A newsboy
entered with tho morning "Enter
prise," telling all about the election
of tho senator. Each mombor remain
ing bought a copy, and tho boy lin
gered a minute ns he watched them tlo
up a number of largo bundles of pa
per. "Aint It funny that you fellors nev
er thought nbout eloctlng Hlnes until
I hollered It out from tho back corner
of tho lobby," ho said.
The lawmakers looked at the ragged
boy, but said nothing.
Anrlent ICeTPtlnn KIntK.
Recent explorations In Egypt havo
unearthed the consecutive order of 17
kings, thus establishing n firm founda
tion for the investigation of Egyptian
THIS BRUINJWENT ON A SP11EE.
furnilrd a Dairy, Drunk Ills Fill
The proverbial bull in a china shot
has found nn Imltntor In a bea;
which has been paying nn uninvited
visit to un establishment whero milk
Is dispensed, but In order to relieve
Immediately any nnxlctyhlch might
be felt on the subject, 1 tcn to say
tnat bruin behaved extremely well,
and that no bones or crockery were
broken. Tho benr was being exhibited
on one of the outlying bottlovardJ
when Its owner, In an absent-minded
lit, relaxed his hold on tho chain, says .
a Paris letter to tho London 'telegraph.
The animal look ndvantngo of this
Bltuatlou to stmt on a promenade, und
when tho people who had gathered
around to witness tho show bolted
panle-strlekcn In every direction, It
pursued the even tenor of Its way until
It hnd reached tho shop, at the door
of which a pall of milk was standing.
It seized the cnu In its paws, walked
Into tho establishment und squatting
comfortably In a comer, drank oft tho
contents nt one gulp.
When the owner of tho bear arrived
on the spot he found the worthy wo-
man who keeps the milk shop lying
prono on the floor behind tho counter
In a state of abject terror, but other
wise not a bit tho worto for tho ad
venture. He patted bruin, who was in
nn even more nmlublo mood thnn
usual nfter tho little feast to which he
had treated himself, duly paid the
bill which ho had run up, adding a
tillllng sum to compensate tho trades
woman for her fright with his grizzly
companion, who, during the remainder
of tho day, went through I1I3 evolu
tions with even more zeal and energy
thnn he was wont to display, bo that
when his owner finally wended his
way homeward he discovered that he
had far exceeded his usual averago of
profits, and had more than recuperate J
himself for tho money spent on tho
AS TO AGE OF EARTH AND MAN.
Complex Nodal Condition Kilntod Seven
Thoumnd Yearn Ac-
The question of the antiquity of the
earth and of man has caused no enilj
of discussion among scientists. Tho "
geologlstB have figured themselves
Into a disreputable state. Thoy havn
gone on adding ciphers to their esti
mates until they have causei) nil other
.scientists to revolt. They are them
selves nbashed when they contem
plate tho results of their own enthu
siasm. The anthropologists, who have
mnde a study of the characteristics ot
the human raco on scientific lines,
have been more moderate In their cal
culations, but they can come to no
agreement. Tho most modc&t admit
that man existed and had reached a
complex social condition at least sev- -
enty centuries ago.
There are scientific reasonB for as
suming that it required thousands of
years for the race to achieve tho social
conditions which uro revealed by tho
lettered tablets of 5000 B. C. The
ruins of an extensive system of water
works afford presumptive evidence
that there was a hustling business
community at Babylon, for people who
do not hustle cannot pay plumbers'
bills. The tablets prove tho uso of
a printing press and of u revolving
cylinder with raised type. Baltlmoro
Stammering is so much on tho In
crease In Germany thnt In tho German
schools a special course of instruction
has been started for children so nf
lllcten. in Berlin Mx specialists, en
gaged by tho Board of Education, de
vote twelve hours a week to this work.
One and a half per cent of all the
school children In Germany stutter. As
In nearly all cases tho difficulty in
speaking nrises from a peculiar nerv
ous condition and is not duo to any
physical malformation, the specialists
nre confident of being able to cure
nearly all tho casea which they find.
Tho system of cure consists largoly In
making the child sjicak slowly, in
teaching him how to properly use his
lips and tongue In forming words, and
in correcting his nervousness. That
stammering can be cured has been real
ized since tho tlmo that Demosthenes
walked by tho seashoro declaiming
with a pebble in his mouth. It Is a
little singular that the Germans, who
have been supposed to be n race rather'
lacking In nervousness, should sudden
ly develop Into a nation ot stutterers.
Perhaps the strenuous llfo Into which
the Emperor hnB plunged the country
has been a little too much for Its nerv
ous system. Now York Press.
Tho Egyptian beasts of burden, the
camel, tho ox, tho donkey, have the
samo patient look ns tho people lb
may not bo Improper to ndd nnother y
beast of bunion, woman. There is tho'
look of sad patlenco In every Egyp
tian woman's eyes as in tho melan
choly river boiling at Its great task,
nnd lu the faco of tho camel, the don
key and the ox. They nil look at you
with tho same expression of patience.
They seem content to live, no matter
tho conditions of their often wretched
life and not desirous of making
chnngo or resistance. Tho long swing
of tho camel, tho measured strldo of fc
the ox or buffalo, tho half-trot of the
donKey aro seen evcryvfe. The
woman's face lu covered, oi least her
mouth Is always, for no Mohammedan
woman may expose her mouth o th
vulgar gazo ot passers-by. All have
tho samo expression In their eyes aa
tho camel or other animals.
Count do Castollano cables to No
York a long pica In faxor ot tho sail M
of the Panama canal to the Unltof
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