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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, AfRIL 27, 1 903.
TO DIC THE PANAMA CANAL
Lenrai U B Learntd from tl Calamitous
"Attempt of the French.
CAUTIONARY SIGNALS FOR UNITED STATES
Mistakes t Be Avoided II Wa Woald
ProSt r Eanerlenen Ohetnelea
B Met nnd Over
It the Completion of tbe ranama canal I
accomplished by tha United States, esya tbe
Philadelphia Ledger, many very Important
lessons csn be learned by thla country from
the experiences of the French during their
temporary invasion of the Isthmus. They
failed to complete their undertaking, but
common sense, 'If used by their successor
In the work, will greatly simplify the ob
stacle! to be encountered.
Colon, as the Panama port on the Atlan
tic side of the tsthmo Is generally known.
Is really divided Into three separate placea,
nd, though they bear but one postmark,
these three towns are distinct from each
other, not only In various characteristics,
but a decided dlatance lies between them.
The original old Fpanlsh town of Colon' la
attuated midway between Christopher Co
lon, toward the westward, and Washington
Colon, at the Atlantlo end. Thla latter
named section Is devoted entirely to the
buildings and club of the Panama Railway
company, the little villas of the officers of
the railroad, and a few pretty conaulatea.
About a half mile further Inward on tbe
isthmus stands Colon, usually spoken of as
"Old Town," given up entirely to the native
population, and utterly deficient In modern
sanitary ambition or modern cleanllnea of
any description. In many places there are
boles and excavations where one would
naturally expect to see sidewalks, and
where platform have been laid, the pe
deatrlan walks upon elevated rickety struc
tures, which are apt to terminate abruptly
In a muddy ditch.
The almost constant rains turn the hot
totns of these ditches Into veritable seas of
mud, and the centers of the blocks and
streets veoelve every morning the refuse
from the balconies and windows of tbe
houses. With such conditions predomtnat
in. Instead of any attempt at sanitation.
tbe nightly fogs from the Chagres river and
almost hourly downpours of rain serve con
tinually, to moiaten and dlaturb the surface
of a malodorous earth.
Representatives of far eastern empires,
Chinese and Japanese, together with native
merchants of Central America, who have
quite a large amount of trade with small
villages and large plantations on the coast
of Central America, are largely engaged In
carrying on what little business la now left
In the place. To say nothing, of the cli
mate, which has ever been notoriously Am-
gerous, it is a wonder that living la even
possible on account of the utter neglect of
all sanitary methods.
Christopher Colon la the nam given to
the locality formerly occupied by the offl
dale of the old canal eompany, and, indeed,
suggests at the present time a "deserted
village."' It Is situated at the extreme end
of the town of Colon, toward the Interior
f tbe Isthmus, and at quite a distance from
the section occupied by the railroad people.
It Is radically different In almost every
way from either of tbe other portions of
Colon and suggests to the traveled visitor
one of the villages along the Mediterranean
coast near the border of Prance and Italy.
One Is Impressed more while gasing upon
It by Its past traces of beauty and grandeur
than by Its modern polttude and decay. , A
visit to It Instantly cauaes the stranger to
exclaim; "How magnificent this must have
been I " Thoughts of Ita palmy days are at
once forced forward by the traces of paat
magnificence which greet one on every side,
A Deserted Town.
Christopher Colon occupies an extensive
park and consists of densely shaded ave
nues of tropical trees, on both sides of
which are the tasteful villas once occupied
by the French officers. Only the solitary
footfall of an occaalonal visitor now breaks
the oppressive silence which reigns In this
scene 6f former gayety. Gayly plumaged
birds of many tropical varieties sun them.
selves on the slanting roofs of the wooden
cottages or. fly aimlessly from the thick
branches of the trees to secluded nooks In
the decaying fragments of ' verandas and
M balconies. Huge tarantulas and varlgatad
reptiles crawl aluggiahly about the nearly
ruined works of man and serpents of deadly
kind sun themselves lastly whers once the
feet of the Frenchmen trod their gay march
It la a scene of rare desolation, which
nature la rapidly converting back Into her
own dominion. The eternal dampneas of
the climate Is destroying the vtstlges of
handiwork, and effectually claiming this
r spot In the wilderness for Its own. A few
1 ft the families of the native population of
Vklhe latbmua have moved into some of the
less pretentious housea, and their groups
of scantily clothed children play in the
gardens, once so well kept and pictur
esquely laid out.x It la. Indeed, hard tor
one to realise that. In this naturally beauti
ful apot, the gayeat and maddest of the
French nation atrove to kill time and
themselves, while supposed to be at work
. In linking the . Atlantic with the Pacific.
The dilcta they dug proved to be their own
Lessons front at Fallnre.
From two sou roe a the real lesson taught
us by the French In their failure to com
plete the Panama canal may be obtained.
One source Is the tradition of the tew sur
vivors of old canal daya, who atlll form a
very small part of the community of Colon,
and the other fountain of Information la an
Interesting copy of the poems of John Gil
bert, who achieved eminence and popularity
among the Anglo-Americana through hla
powerful linea oa scenes and eplaodea of
canal days. Mr. Gilbert was tor a long
time one of the officials of the Panama
railway, and whlled away many wearr
tropical hours in ranaacklng old Isthmian
leganda and turning them into verae. He
was compelled by bis labors to spend many
years on the aoene of the famous canal
fiasco, and hla poems. of ten evince a decided
attack of homeaickneaa. One of them, "I
Think of Thee," opens as follows:
The bud has set; the stars are in the akv
Tbe moon shows valleys duep, and moun
And as I watch, full many a form and face
Appear ana vumsn on the asur waste,
I think of thee.
But the aplrtt of homeaickneaa did not at
all times cauea Mr. Gilbert to emulate
"Owen Meredith." The majority of bla
vrrsea deal with eplsodea having to do
with old canal days, and mirror the life
Health t Reno
through Hires Jtoohr .
dcllgbu'ul preparation of
roots, berha, barks ao
berncs, Nature's owa pre
scription. Benefits every
Minuet oi ui lamiiy.
sat hw sanhai. Sana, janaia ant '
fkarMt L gins W, laivara. fa.
i . . . v. m 1..
"' " tt ptiM. a f niiii
mU, m. Banra 1 warn f
of the gay French gentlemen of tboee times.
Monkey Hill, which wss the cemetery for
foreigners, is the subject of many grue
some lines, and apparently the last rid to
it on tbe dally morning funeral train was
regular part of the program for tbe
canal builders. Monkey Hill Is the second
stopping plsce on the railroad toward the
Interior of the isthmus, and the train was
run with reckless mirth from the gusrds
on board. The dally cargo of corpaes met
with very Inconalderat treatement, and
many a rough joke was crscked over the
senseless freight. At the Monkey Hill sta
tion the rudely made wooden caskets were
dumped unceremoftloualy from the car
upon the platform and the grave diggers
deposited them hastily In the trenches.
Rat Few larvlved.
Ths ghsatly ride to Monkey Hill was tbe
inevitable close of every man's perform
ance. The French youths might Vance and
laugh and recklessly gamble away tbelr
earnings In Colon, but sooner or later each
one would go as freight to tbe Monkey Hill
resting place. Croese of rotting wood
mark many of their burial places, but
tbouaaads unblessed by any sign are de
caying in Monkey Hill. The deadly fogs
from the Chagre river, th wild nights of
revelry and dissipation at Colon, tba laat
silent rids to tbe Monkey Hill cemetery
were tbe sure routine of th gilded youth
of that day.
Th few survivor of th gay time relate
many stories of the old life at Colon. They
tell with aatlsfactlon how "easy" money
came and went, and wonder If "the good
canal daya" will ever come again. A very
small number of them still alt each night
In their gambling bouses behind Idle piles
of sovereigns, and" resolutely wait for
"thing to open up," a tn the tlm of th
canal regime. Occasionally a traveler, en
route from tbe Panama to th Pacific mall
steamer, drops a few of his golden sover
eigns In these abandoned haunts: but the
nightly throngs of good customer no longer
Hasten to tbe old town from the villas
of Christopher Colon. The day of "eesy
come, easy go," are dead.
Csstti of Blst Death Rate.
Absolute absence of precaution In a
markedly dsngerou climate wa th reason
of the tremendous death rate on the Isth
mus during th building of the Panama
canal. Members of the railway company,
both officer and varloua emnlovss In
humbler positions, have lived In Washing
ton Colon for many years, and have not
nly preserved their lives, but are still In
possession of perfect health. An unwritten
law of common sense rigidly prohibits tbem
rrora visiting tbe old town when the vanora
of night envelop it Their manner of living
is tree xrom dissipation, and as a conse
quence they avoid th most dangerons fea
tures oi a climate of deadlv neril. The
Monkey Hill funeral train Is no longer
oouBiaerea-a oauy necessity.
in the ruins of Colon are amnla (.
dence of th causes responsible for the
raiiura or the French. Block after block
of deserted gambling houses and aban
doned aance halls give warning to new
comers of th habits that prevailed in th
oia aaye. According to all accounts, c.n
Ion' sound of revelry br nleht was nl
brought to a close when (be hour of work
s the canal arrived. There wa Be such
thing a rest on th regraca. It wa day
f labor amid frequent tropical showers,
waving psrnap knee eea la avamna?
men ai nigni, wnea wearied and anfuphliui
by arduous toll, the gilded youth of France
nurnea Deck to Colon , to nsss the tinnrs
or night in wild orgies and dissipation.
The) ritlahlo Bnd.
Bleep wa neglected Had th fogs from
th River Chagres, known to be deadly
though they were, were not avoided. It
Is only by th utmost cars that health
can no preserved there, but ' the French
nisregaraeti' an warning. -J The " millions of
Franco were Won and lost in th dens of
tne oia Spanish-American town, and the
imprudent living of the laborers was will
' Many Imported cabriolets did a thriving
trade for a time, carrying passengers in
the evening from Christopher Colon to
Colon, but there wss no surety of driving
these back again. Play la the gambling
avis oi tne oia town often delayed them
unm morning, and very soon It was ths
hour to report at the workings. Many a
suit of evening dress was worn by the gay
French gentlemen, bidden beneath a light
overcoat, and adding to the burden and
heat of the tropical day. Some, game to
th laat, dragged their shaking limbs to
coion ror a Ona! night of pleasure, and
turned their feverish eyes on the faacl-
natlng numbers of the roulette wheel.
Dying on the benches near the tables from
quantities of stimulants and exposure,
these had no need .of returning to Chris
topher Colon. A wooden caaket was hur
riedly found tor them, and they formed at
laat a psrt of the cargo of the morning's
train to Monkey Hill. Tradition telle of
one young French officer who remained
for some years unharmed by the sur
rounding lire of dissipation, but one ntght
he succumbed to the temptations of the
tablea of Colon. He lost largely, then
recklessly blew out his brains. ' Hs also
added to the burdens of the famous dally
train. The climate of the Isthmus Is ex
tremely dangerous to human life. With
every precaution and care, mortality can
only be held down to alarming rates. Proper
discretion and discipline will materially
Id the next builders of the canal.
IN AU WALKI OP Uri.
Hernlelde la I'sed Cave Daairsg,
B. H. Lyons, New York. N. T.. saya:
"I am very fond of Herplclde and enjoy
ualng It. It Is refreshing."
Dr. J. H. Bush, Toledo, Ohio, writes
"Newbro's Herplclde has given better sit.
Isfactlon than anything I have ever used."
Mrs. Borkey of Chadron, Neb., says of
'It cleaned my head of dandruff and
atopped my hair from -falling out. It
the beat remedy for dandruff I ever used.
and I have uaed a great many."
R. 8. Coleman, Ann Arbor, Mich., saya
"I have uaed two bottles of Herplclde
snd derived benefit therefrom." .
Decline of the Masher.
To the student of manners, especially If
be be an optimist, there are gratifying evl
dencea ef progress In the fact that large
numbers of mashers are constantly coming
into their own,, which Is to say. In tbe ver
nacular, are "getting theirs." Judging from
the armory of hatpins, parasols, fans, urn
brellas. gloved fists and other accoutermenta
dally brought Into contact with tbe be
nirta physiognomy, tbe ancient though
doubtfully honorable practice of ogling has
rauen into disfavor, reoelved a black eye
aa it were. The maaher seems to be
doomed. Mankind In general will not grieve
at the paaalng of the scarred vetersn: and
yet there Is something pathetic in tbe going
out or one of our oldest institutions. W
shall feel In his loaa the loss of an old land
mark It never aerved a very beneficial our.
pose, perhapa. but we always knew where
to look tor it and It wss a part of ths scen
ery. Even though the masher Is doomed
he will be preserved in futurs monuments,
for are we not told that "men's evil man
ners live la brass?" And la tbe rarefied
and refined atmosphere of the future we
may hope to see him mounted In bronse, on
the atreet corner aa of old. In effective poae,
with the earns old cane, the same old cigar
and the same old eye. St. Luls Republic.
May Yet Be Saved.
All wto have severe lung troubles nsed
Dr. King's New Discovery for Conaumptioa.
It sure or no pay. too. f 1.0. For sale by
Kuka a. Co.
ORGANIZED LABOR PROBLEM
Bhonld Unions B Bequired to I Become
VIEWS OF GRAND CHIEF CONDUCTOR CLARK
Consistency In Reqalrlnsr Them to
Be Incorporated Vnder Laws
Formed Especially for t or- j
orations ( Capital.
In all Important conflicts between rspltsl
and labor which result In stopping produc
tion or transportation, three great Interesta
are Involved. Capital and labor are In
volved as the principles In a contest In
which each strives to gain conditions most
favorsble to Itself, writes Edgsr E. Clsrk,
grand chief conductor of tbe Order of Rail
way Conductors, to Collier's Weekly. The
third Interest Involved Is tbe public, and
upon this Interest inconvenience and loss
Compulsory arbitration by legislative en
actment, enforced by the judiciary and the
police power of the state, would mean that,
on ths one hand, the employer might be
forced to continue bis business under con
ditions which meant certain and Irretriev
able loss and financial ruin, and, on tbe
other hand, that the employes might be
forced, sgalnst their will, to continue In
employment which was unsatisfactory and
unprofitable to tbem.
And now a word aa to tbe Incorporation
of labor organizations. The srgument ad
vanced by tbe attorneys for such employer
ss clsmor for Incorporation of labor organ-
rationa Is that the uniona should be obliged
to Incorporate and thus aasume responsi
bility. Capital Incorporates for tbe purpose
of evading or limiting responsibility; and
the attorneys of capital say that labor
unions should Incorporate for the purpose
of taking on that which capital Incorporates
for the purpose of laying oft.
Bvlle of Meraera.
It Is urged that a labor union should be
held responsible for losses which might oc
cur to others, as a result of a strike which
the members of the union might lnsugurate.
Let us see. An Industry Is established at a
point which necessitates building up a set
tlement or town around the works. In the
course of years many of the employes pur
chase homes there with their savings. Oth
ers come tn and establish tbemaclvea In
trades, dependent, of course, upon the pa
tronage of the employes of the Industry
which has made tbe town. Now cornea the
merger, or trust, which hss gained control
of the Industries of that nature, and burs
this particular factory or mill and decides
that Its effort to control the commodity de
mands that the establishment shall be
closed Indefinitely. The employe's Income
Is cut off entirely. His home Is of doubtful
value, because he can neither sell nor rent
It unless the factory Is operated. He must
go elsewhere for employment. The trades
man's business Is gone and he, too often,
must sacrifice much, or all. No one thinks
of holding the corporation legally liable
for these losses. It has simply exercised
Its right to operste It property or close
down as it chooses.
On the other hand: The employes of that
same Industry believe that there are ques
tions affecting their wages and terms of
employment which need adjusting. The em
ployer refuses to adjust them, and, per
hapa, refuses to even talk with them about
adjustment. The employee agree among
themselves that they will retire from the
service in concert. They do so; and the
Induatry of necessity stops. The employer
may not be able to get other employes
and the revenues from operation are cut
off from both employer snd employe. Others
who depend upon the output., of that in
dustry are Inconvenienced snd suffer Iocs,
Will anyone ssy that an Incorporated labor
union to which thoae men belonged would
be legally liable for those losses T Would
the employes have exercised their simple
right to work or refrain from working aa
It Is contended that violations of law
re committed tn connection with strikes.
Unfortunately, that la true; but It a labor
union were Incorporated could it be legally
or reaaonsbly held responsible for other
than corporate acts; that. Is, sets of, or
authorised by, the officers or directors' of
the corporation? If any man, member of
a labor union or capitalist or vandal, com
mits a criminal act, he alone should be
held responsible for it unless he Is in con
spiracy with others to perform unlawful
acts, when, of course, all participants
ahould be held responsible. An Incorporated
labor union could be and should be held
responsible tor th acts of its chosen offl
cers and agents and the members of tbe
union would have to look to their offlcera
and agents to see that no unlawful act
There la no consistency In demanding that
labor unions shall Incorporate under lawa
especially constructed and Intended for cor.
poratlona of capital. If It Is desired that
labor unions shall Incorporate it Is incum
bent upon the legislators to provide the
foundation by enacting healthy, reasonable
and fair laws under which such corpora
tions can be formed, wtth full knowledge
nd clear underatandlng of the liabilities
sssumed and the exemptions enjoyed there
under. The liabilities of an Incorporated
labor union, and of Its members, aa auch,
should be substsntially the same relatively
as those Imposed for pecuniary profit upon
the corporation and ita stockholders. The
exemptions gusranteed to ths Individual
member of the incorporated union ahould
be as liberal as those extended to the In
dividual atockholder of the corporation of
capital. Labor uniona, as such, do not
wish to avoid responsibilities which properly
belong to them; but they will hsrdly In
corporate under existing lawa, for the pur
pose of taking responsibilities which they
should not be expected to bear.
To some people truth Is stranger than fic
tion becauae they have so little to do with
It doesn't take much praise to apoll tbe
mn who can't atand criticism.
There are two kinds of men who fail.
Those who never make enemies and thoae
who make enemies thsy are afraid of.
' One Idle rich man ts more of a menace to
society than sixty howling anarchlats.
If we cared more for what men are than
for what they have moat of us would be
looking around tor new friends.
It lsn t alwsys sate to conclude that a
man ia a genius simply because he neglects
his finger-nails. Chicago Record-Herald.
A Wlreleaa Message.
We've waited full long for a hint from the
That waiting shall not be In vain.
We elgh for the apot all embowered and
Whirt birds sing their sweetest refrsln.
We yearn, and our faith she has never been
To areet her once more 'neath the moon
We are waiting with trust and with Infinite
For a wireless message from June. '
At Isst she hss sent us ths cherished as
surance That she will turn homeward once more
The crocus looks up with Its hardy endur
ance And blda the flowere smile as of vore.
The south wind with whispering fragrance
And breathea a
prediction that soon
The world will
be belter and fairer and
"Tie a wtreiess mesaai
iage rrm June.
Captain Lorrimer's Choice
SHORT STORY BV LILLIE MAE ANTHONY.
"Such dead alive place to pass a
whole fortnight In. You had better change
your mind and go back to town with me,
Ralph," said Harold Cummlnga to his boon
companion. Captain Ralph Lorrlmer of the
"Why, man, you will become half-fos-
ailtzed yourself tn that length of time, spent
In this grsveyard of a place," he added, aa
Captain Ralph gave a negative shake of the
"Can t help lt,! old fellow. Had to go
some place away from the mater. For
what with the praises of the wealthy Mlas
Landta chanted In my ears at every oppor
tune or Inopportune time through the day.
and being compelled to dance attendance on
her decidedly plain self In the evening. I
was actually growing tbln. I ahould not be
surprlaed If I were getting gray,' ana tne
captain rave a low laugh, that did one good
to hear, as be lifted his soft felt hat irora
his head and ran-hi flngets through th
thick chestnut curia. s
"Ha, ha! no silver threada thers yet, old
fellow," laugtted hi ehum ft they paused
In their walk across the station platform.
"Though, really. !. aympathls with you
sincerely.' I could not go the Land la laay
at any price."
They bad reached tbe end of the piatrorm
facing a atrip of woodland whose lotty
trees stood out In bold relief sgalnst the
distant blue hills.
"Not such a bad place If you could only
find some pretty girl to flirt with Just for
pastime," mused Harold Cummlngs, aa his
eyes roved over the fair landacape, bathed
In a soft June sunshine.
"Hello, there's my train."
As the alow accommodation train pulled
into the station of Bancroft Cummlngt
leaped aboard with a last farewell, while
Lorrlmer. after watching the train out of
sight with a slight regret that he was not
board, struck out Into a green lane that
led through the woodland and, eventually,
to his temporary boarding place at the
"Some pretty girl to flirt with," mused
he, as he clipped off the heads of the rosd
slde flowers vtth his light walking stick.
" "Twould liven things up a little, but 1
don't suppose the whole vlllsge of Ban
croft and vicinity boaats of a personality
more charming than the sour-vlBaged
daughter of mine host or her blooming
cheeked friend. Sallle Hlgglns. No, I shall
have to rely on the 'fine fishing and hunt
ing' which Farmer Jones assured me was
always to be had around here.
"I tell you I can't walk any further, and I
won't, so there," came in a shrill childish
voice that broke upon the ears of Captain
Ralph with stsrtling distinctness, ss hs
wss hastening homeward through the gath
Ho cast a quick, searching look about
him, but failed to locate anything In the
shape of a child. A few rapid strides
brought him to the edge of tbe strip of
woodland. Here, the last rays of daylight
revealed, a few yards tn front of htm. a
low stile, and this wss evidently the spot
from whence had arisen the petulant com
plaining. Seated on . the top step was
small lad stoutly asserting bis Intention
of not moving one step, while bis com
panion, evidently , a jroung girl of about
18 years, was endeavoring to persuade him
to come on. ,,..,
"Cecil, dear, do hurry. . It is getting so
dark and you are too heavy for Bernice to
carry. Cpme,.now, U s not much farther,"
coaxed a sweet,, tired, voice. .
Captain Lorlroer ha..by, this reached the
party at the stile Bjn4,.hJs sdvent caused
the small autocrat to,-, cease his sobs and
stars curiously, at the newcomer.
"Hello, young man,, v. hat is all this fus
about?" hs satdtrr addressing the
youngster. ."Then . to the young lsdy
he added,, lifting his . bat with a wlnqtng
smllo, "You seem to be having some diffi
culty with your charge. Csn I be of any
assistance T If ao, I am at your service."
"There I nothing, wrong, only Cecil
Imagine be muat be carried tbe remainder
of the way home and he Is getting too
heavy for me, lately' answered Bernice
Cameron, half apologetically, but without
tbe embarrassment usually found In rustlo
maidens. The voice waa pure and sweet
despite the utter weariness betrsyed In tbe
"I should think he is," said Captain
Ralph glancing from tbe chubby youngster
to tbe slender figure at his side as he
leaned hla small rifle against the fence.
"Look here, my boy, suppose you take
a ride on my . shoulder," and auitlng the
action to the word he swung the delighted
little fellow up to his perch.
"Now Miss If you would kindly hsnd me
that small Implement of war we will soon
be on our wsy."
' 'My name la Bernice Cameron," answered
the girl simply, as she picked up the gun
with a half timid motion. .
"Perhapa I had better carry this. You
will probably have your bands full with
that mischievous boy."
"You do not seem to have sny great
fancy for the toy, Miss Cameron, so I had
better take it," aald the captain with a
light laugh as he noticed her hesitation.
"But your words remind roe. I have not
introduced myself; Captain Ralph Lorrlmer,
at your service."
The few minutes' walk to tbe orange
did not sesm at all wearisome to urea,
overworked Bernice, with such a genial
companion as she now bad. But the young
man found time to ascertain a few facU
about his companion that made him dealre
to see more of her. . As they reached a side
gate near tbe . house. Cecil acrambled
down and ran off saying, "I m nungry, i
am, while ttaipn jjornmer uugcicu - Mo
ment with Bernlce's little band la nis.
"Surely you must have some lelsurs
time." he said, hla rlcn voice low ana
"Very, very little," Bernice anawereo
with a llttl sigh. "If you knew Mrs. Msx-
well you would not need to ask."
Finally ahe admitted that she aid some
times walk out In the afternoon, but usu
ally had one of her small charges to take,
Then with a hurried "Good night." she
sped awy up the path with a strange new
feeling In her hesrt that she did not dream
During tbe days that followed tne nuie
nuraery governees of The Grange learned
to look forward to meeting the handsome
young soldier In , her short walka about
the neighborhood, and her beautiful gray
eyea would light up with pleaaure at hla
coming, while tbe delicate rose flush cams
and went across her beautiful face
It was during thess meetings that he
learned the story of her life. Her mother
was ths daughter of one of England's noble
men, but bad Incurred the life-long dis
pleasure of her father becauae of her mar
riage with a poor young clergyman, who
died some three years before our story
opens. Tbe beautiful wife did not long
survive her husband and at her death her
only child, Bernlre, found herself con
fronted by the problem of maintaining her
self by her own sxertloos. Mrs. Maxwell,
mistress of Ths Orsnge, a somewhat pre
tentious abode, had offered ber tbe posi
tion cf nuraery governess to her hree
troublesome children, and, not seeing any
thing better before her, friendless Utile
Bernice gratefully accepted it. The posi
tion wss no sinecure, aa she soon learned,
and the days dragged on wtth almost un
Judgs, then, what the advent of the hand
some stranger meant to her lonely young
heart. Always courteous and attentive,
waiting on her with tbe assiduity of a
knight of old, what wonder waa It that her
love went forth almost without her knowl
edge. And ss for Captstn Ralph, he was
satisfied to let things drift. It was pass
ing pleasant to stroll slowly through green
country lsnes or to rest in some green
wood glsde with the lovely little governess
near him snd to watch the ever-changing
expression of ber mobile features, thst he
shut his eyes to the future. And when It
did obtrude upon his mental vision he
consoled himself with the thought that she
would forget hla existence aa quickly as
he would her.
"It Is only for pastime," mused he as
he struck Into a bypath that would lead
blm past The Orange one evening about a
fortnight after hla meeting with Bernice
Cameron. "She will be free as air, and so
shsll I, when we part In a few days."
But be did not know what the next few
hours would bring forth. He had by this
time reached the shrubberies belonging to
The Grange. Suddenly bla attention was
attracted by a low sob, and, turning In tbe
direction of the sound, he discovered the
object of bis thought. It wss a secludaj
part of the grounds snd Bernice. evidently
thinking herself fres from Interruption, had
given way to her over-wrought nerve and
the tears came freely. But. a stop at her
lde made her start up In some alarm and
endeavor to conceal the fact that she had
been weeping. When she saw who the new
comer was she wss moro annoyed.
"What is the matter?" cried Captain
Ralph In earnest solicitude. "What has
happened to cause you such sadness, Mies
Seeing the useleasness of subterfuge, Ber
nlcn thought to pass the matter off lightly.
"It is nothing," she said with a pathetic
little smile. "It wsa ao warm to day and
the children were ao troublesome that my
pstlence became exhausted, too."'
"And your strength ss well, I Imagine.
Those little rascals are terrors. You ought
to have a vacation this hot westher, far
away from the eight and sound of those
little wretches," said Lorrlmer Indignantly.
"You forget I have no place to go, and
vacatlona are expensive," said Bernice
"Ah. If I only had the right," Captain
Ralph broke forth Impetuously, "I would
take you away for good." He had taken
ber little hand In bla and was leaning
eagerly toward her, his handsome face
lighted up with tbe intensity of hla emo
tion. What might have followed upon these
haaty words cannot be told, for at that In
stant a shrill voice calling for Mlsa Cam
eron was heard Just beyond the hedge
which divided this portion of tbe grounda
from the garden proper.
Bernice quickly withdrew her hand, while
the delicate rose-flush deepened over her
"I must go," she said hurriedly. "Good
bye." and she took a few steps away from
He wss by her side In an Instant, his
arm quickly thrown about her and his lips
pressed close to hers, la another moment
she was gone In the gathering gloom, and
be waa turning to retrace hla footsteps.
Conflicting emotions surged through tbe
bresst of Captain Lorrlmer as be strode
homeward. He had not meant to go so far,
but hla feelings obtained the mastery of
his calm Judgment and swept all before
tbem. HI rapidity soon brought him to
tbe gate of the farmhouse, where he found
Farmer Hartley apparently waiting for him.
Captain Ralph was about to pass with a
nod and pleaaant word of greeting whon
tbe farmer stopped him.
"Here's a telegram for you, sir.' The boy
aald as how 'twss very Important, but we
didn't know which way to look for you,"
"A telegram?" said Lorrlmer, as he took
th missive from Hsrtley's hand. "Many
thanks for your trouble, Mr. Hartley." A
rapid perusal of the few lines It contained
and he started abruptly to the bouse.
"Nothing serious I hope, Csptsln Lorrl
mer," celled the farmer after him.
"Can't say. I muat go at once," waa the
Two weeks later Captain Ralph Lorrlmer
stood by tbe open window of a cozy draw
ing room In the fashlonabale part of Lon
don. Apparently be was gazing at the
throng of well dressed paaaersby, but hla
mind waa back among the acenes of a fort
night ago, wherein figured prominently a
slender, dark-eyed girl with a sad, wistful
expresalon on ber lovely face. He had
earnestly tried to forget her existence, na
he hoped she bad with him. But the more
be reasoned against It, the firmer became
his conviction that bla heart bad been left
behind In aleepy old Bancroft. An impera
tive demand for his attention brought him
auddenly out of his reverie.
"Well, Ralph, you are certainly a most 1
entertaining companion this afternoon,"
aid bis mother, as she leisurely crossed
the room to his side and tapped him lightly
with her fan. Lorrlmer routed himself
with an effort.
"Forgive me, mother mine," be said,
tenderly. "I am afraid I am a bit dull, but
In truth my thoughts were miles away,
What were you aaylng, mother?" drawing
her affectionately to blm.
"O, nothing of Importance," said she.
"But tell me of what . you were thinking
that made you look ao solemn. Hsve I been
too exacting tn my demands on your tlms
nd patience In my Illness?"
"Never, mother dear. That would be
Impossible. But you must not fatigue your
self by remaining standing," and be led ber
tenderly to an easy cbatr.
"But are you not going to anawer my
question, Ralph?" sbs persisted.
Tbers was a close bond of sympathy be
tween mother and son, strengthened by the
late severe though short Illness of tbe
former, snd a sudden resolve came to Cap
tain Ralph to make a clean breast of tbe
matter and rely on his mother's decision.
To bis surprise she listened almost in al
ienee to his recital and at the close she
said In a repreaeed voice, "Did you say her
mother was the daughter of Lord More
lelgh of Devonshire, Ralph?"
"Yes, mother, I think It must have been
be. But what is the matter? You are ac
tually trembling and your eyes ars so bright
nd excited. I ought not to have told you
thla," answered her son In alarm.
"Nonsense, Ralph. You have done no
harm, but on the contrary I hope much
good. I feel certain from your words that
your lovely Bernice Is the child of my
deareat girl friend, Bernlcs Moreletgh,
whom I lost sight of years ago. You muat
taks mi to her at ones," said Mrs. Lorrl
mer eagerly, laying her hand on ths
shoulder of her handsome soldier boy.
"But, mother, are you able to stand the
Journey? I fear It would tax your strength
too greatly," remonatrated Ralph, though
relieved beyond measure at tbe manner In
which hla confeaslon bad been received. He
had feared It wculd be far different.
After discussing the matter, It was de
elded thst Csptsln Lorrlmei should go
down to Bancroft slone, bearing a latter
from bis mother to Mrs. Maxwell, mistress
of tbe Grange, explaining matters.
It wa the afternoon of a sultry day In
Auguat when Captain Lorrlmer atrode rap-
Idly up tbe path to the Grange farmhouse.
The absolute quiet of the place Impressed
him with a ssnse of foreboding as hs raised
ths knocker and aent ita echoes clanging
through tbs silent bouse.
"May I see Mrs. Maxwell T' he Inquired
of tbe maid who answered, tbe summons.
"She wor not at 'oaie. Ueae wtth th
IPH , -I is L i"!!--;.
Drive away your
children to spend the day at 'Squire Man-
tons'," was the reply.
,"Is Miss Cameron ' st home?" was tbe
next question. '
"Yes," hesitatingly, "but I don't know
If she Is able to see you," ventured the
Captain Lorrlmer's heart aank with
alarm. What might not have happened to
'Is aba ill? Where la ehe? Take me to
her, quick!" the words tumbled out In haste
as he pressed a coin Into the band of the
startled maid and urged her on.
"She weren't exactly sick, but Jest sort
of dwindling sway. Guessed It waa them
peaky youngones. Mrs. Maxwell did not
meant to be hard, but abe waa careless,"
wa the Information he received as he fol
lowed the maid apsialrs.
Tture, lying on a couch In the deserted
school room, lay Bernice Cameron, her pale
face burled on her arm In hopeles dejection.
The voiceless cry of ber heart still echoing.
Oh, why did he ever come Into my life
to leave It thus? Surely he cared that
night. But he has forgotten, forgotten!
Only to die and forget It all!"
Captain Lorrlmer seemed to understand
It all at a glance and his heart smote him.
In an instant he had crossed the room and
stood by her side. . With a stsrtled cry she
sprang from the couch and as she recog
nized her visitor aank back in a fainting
Lorrlmsr glanced around for tbe maid.
but she had discreetly withdrawn.
However, joy seldom kills, snd a few
hours later Bernice, very pale, but none
the less beautiful, waa ensconced In the
train speeding toward London. Mrs. Max
well bad given ber full approval and, per
baps ss a recompense for psst neglect, a i
handsome bridal gift.
A mors happy group than that which
met In Mrs. Lorrlmer's cosy drswlng room
can hardly be Imagined. And when a few
weeks later Bernice Cameron became her
own daughter her Joy waa complete.
?After. all; Ralph," she said to her son
"your choice of a wife wri far better than
And Captain' Lorrlmer agreed.
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SHOUTERS ON THE BLEACHERS
Base Ball ? Prononneed an Emo
tional Wonder 'nnd a FayachoIotT-
"Tbe genuine base ball fan presents msny
interesting points for study when you go
to slxe htm up, weigh him, analyse him
psychologically and otherwise, said the ob
servant man, quoted by the New Orleans
Times, "for he is an emotional wonder anJ
a psychological paradox of surpassing In
terest. I suppose the 'American game' has
been responsible for more cases of barm
less, though sometimes snnoylng, mental
Irresponsibility than almost any kind of
aport. v Actually I have reacnea me poini
that I will nut un my money any day in
the week Jgat to study the fan, if tbe gams
la of sufficient interest to bring blm out
In all bis passionate plcturesqueneaa. In
the first place be la the moat inconsistent
member alive, snd seems to simply feast
on damning that which he loves most. If
he becomes a steady rooter for a team you
can bet be will tak mora different views
of results affecting the standing of the
team than any dozen unbiased fellows on
tbe face of the earth. I was very much
mused at th comment I heard at th
park recently duvtng te exhibition game
between New York and New uriean. Dur
ing tbe other games whan th pelican
were loalng to the 'Big Leaguers' tbe root
ers for the borne team, tbe men who wanted
them to- win, and who are so enthusiastic
that they will bet you In almoat any auin
that New Orleans would win, were the
fellows who declaimed loudest against the
local boya. They actually accused them
of not trying to win,, of acting like a lot
of amateurs, and all that kind of thing.
Tbey lnaisted that the Pelicans should win
on form, that they bad all the beat of It,
and things of that sort. But listen: You
should have heard tbe same rooters Ister
when the Pelicans were tapping the 'Big
Laundry Lesson Number Seven,
Clothes as white
Drive it avrnyl
Drive it away!!
That wolfish ccugh of yours
Coughs are deceitful, de
structive. They tear delicate
membranes, prevent healing,
and prepare the way for seri
ous lung troubles. Quiet your
cough. Bring rest to your
throat and lungs.
For 60 years the doctors
have prescribed Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral for
coughs, colds, asthma,
J. C ATSa CO., LowsU, Mass,
Leaguers' on points, and when tbe bom
team rsme out ahegl on the score card.
They actually cried 'fake' when the team
they were rooting for would acore a good
point. 'If a complete throw-off,' yelled
one of the rooters. 'Of course, New Or
leans csn't beat "em In a tquare game,'
said another, and so It went. Despite these
cries the game waa one of the cleanest and
cleverest witnessed here for some time.
But you can't tell what view the tan will
take of these things. This privilege of
roasting the team be roota for, however.
Is exclusively 'hla'n.' as they say in Ar
kansas, and if you don't want to get Into
serious trouble you had better not poach
on his preserves. It there Is any roasting
to be Indulged, the rooter will look after
It, nnd besides, he will do it more arils
t'cnlly and more amusingly than the out
sider." THOSE BRIDAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Any In Stock f Look 'Km' Over
C'onaldrr What the Camera
"Brides are probably Just ss beautiful now
ss ever they were, but they are not nearly
so anxious to record their post-nuptial
loveliness by means o photographs. Most
photographers say they are glad of It.
"I never did enjoy taking the pictures
of brides," said a Broadway photogra
pher, quoted by the New York Times. "Like
all tbe rest of the world, I love the dear
creatures; but when It comet down to four-dollars-s-doien
commercialism they do not
satisfy my artistic Instincts. Very few
brides tske a good picture. Somehow their
J08." ,r not corning. A brid(l .Uppo,ed
to look auperlatlvely lovely on her wedding
day, but if anybody ever dared to tell the
truth on the aubject, that superstition
would soon be explodod and tbe . sweet
things would realize that instead of looking
tbelr best on that occasion most of thorn
re apt to look their worst. It Is'tbe same
way when they come to be photographed ,
In their wedding finery. They are either
too pale or too red and they have a nervl
ous, anxious expression thst robs the face
of all good lines for photographic purposes.
"The time was when no bride consid
ered herself really married until shs had
arrayed herself In spotless white and bad
her picture taken. Cenerally 'he' came
with her, and 'he' looked just about as
foolish as ahe did. My Lord, the trouble
I have had. posing brides and grooms
before the camera.. Instead of telling them
to look pleaaant. I always felt like aaylng.
'Don't look idiotic if you can posatbly help
It,' and then I would have to think up some
device to keep her from scrooglng down
too close against hla shoulder and to keep
him from responding with an equally In-,
appropriate embrace. . But with all my
precautions I never fully succeeded In. pre
venting their acting lik lunatlca. The
other day, when looking over a lot of old
negatives, I came across several hundred
of those sentimental combinations, and I
thanked my lucky stars thst nowadays few
newly mated couples have the csmera
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