Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 01, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 9, Image 9

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tilow Georgios I., the Euler of Greece,
t ' Looks, Acts and Talks.
'Bustie Americans Insist Upon Interview.
id" the hin".
THENS, Gbeece.
' August 12. I had an
interview to-day with
the King oi Greece,
in his rcijal palace
here in Athens. The
audience was arrang
ed for me bjthe Eon.
Walker Fearn, the
American Minister,
and it took place atl
o'clock this afternoon.
The palace of the King is on the highest
part of the Athens of to-day. It is a great
barracks-like building of three stories cov
ering perhaps two acres of ground and
facing the great square kuow n as the Place
dela Constitution. Its material is peutelio
' marble, the same as that from which the old
Greeks made their statues and ont or which
the Parthenon was cut This marble has
turned through age to a cream yellow, and
the palace appears almost as old as do the
tall pillars of the temple of Jupiter which
look up at itjfrom the valley below.
Behind ana on both sides of the palace
there is n large garden-like park, the trees
of which are covered with rose vines and
from which the sweet perfume of orange
flowers is continually wafted into the win
dows of the palace. This garden covers
many acres. It has romantic walks and
shadr glens, and there is a pond within it
filled with the largest and most beautiful of
calla lillies. It has beds of daisies which
grow like rose bushes to that single plants
have blotsouis upon them making daisy
bouquets, each as large as a bushel basket.
Borne parts of the garden are carpeted with
verbenas.others are great beds ol red poppies
and ruses as big as saucers lookout irom the
branches ot the trees overhead. About the
palace and through these gardens are
stationed gorgeous soldiers whose dress is a
cross between that of a b.illet dancer and a
drum major. They strut jauntily about in
skirts reaching from their waists to their
thighs and tormed ot dozens of folds of
white cotton. These skirts are Rtarched.aud
ihey stand out from the legs so that their
width at the bottom is from C to 12 inches.
"With knee breeches and leggins, with em
broidered ve'ts and red caps, they marcn
fiercely to and fro and a guard composed of
them stands at the entrance doors of the
It was past these two that I went this
morning, mounted the marble steps and
found another drum major in skirts ready
to receive me at the door. I parsed through
a great vestibule in which liveried servants
stood, and was taken into a reception room
which wjs then occupied by two German
Baronsf a statue of Apolla and by the aid
y de-camp of the King. This last gentleman
Sing George of Greece.
shook me cordially by the hand and told me
that His Majesty would receive me within a
few moments. Their presentation occurred
before mine, and I cannot describe the twist
ing of the mu-taches, the strutting and the
smiling that they performed as tney bowed
themselves back into the room. At thiR
moment the aid-de-camp took me in charge
and I followed him through one room alter
anotheruntil we reached anoffice-likestudy.
I entered and after a word the aid-de-camp
left aud I stood alone with a tall, straight,
fine-looking man of apparently not more
than 35 years of age. He wore a suit much
like the undress uniform of a general of our
army. His coat buttoned high at the neck,
had but a little gold on its collar, and there
was nothing about his costume to make that
djvinity which is supposed to surround a
King. Still this was Georgios L, who lor
the past 26 rears has ruled Greece and who,
though a toreigner, is to-day one of the most
popular monarchs of Europe.
The son of the King of Denmark, he was
only 18 years ol age when France, Great
Britain and Russia, as the Grecian protec
torate, put him upon the throne.and he then
knew but little of Greece and its people.
He took the oath to the Greek constitution
in the presence o: the high Greek officials,
the Synod ol the Greek Church and the Par
liament, and he has reigned well from that
day to this. He has made himself a part of
the Greek people, and under him his king
dom hs advanced steadily in civilization
and power. He has seen his capital spring
from a village into a city, with the mansions,
museums, schools and fine streets of the
modern capitals of Europe. He has seen
the railroad and the telegraph cover the
busiest pirts of his conntry.and has watched
the Greek flag spread out m that it now
covers a great part of the shipping ol the
Mediterranean sea. He has seen his people
grow iu ncaiiu.uuu nas seen ureec credit so
raised that bis national bonds stand well in
the stock markets or the world.
King George is one of the finest looking
xnonarchs of.Europe. He is about 5 iet 10
inches in height, is straight, well formed
and slender and his blonde head is well set
on a pair ol broad shoulders. He has a
high lorehead, bright, open, honest ejes
and a long blonde mustache shows out over
a well cut month. He is 44 years old, but
he looks ten years younger. The Greeks
pridetnemselve8 upon being the most demo
cratic people iu Europe, and there is no
more democratic ruler than their King. He
extendedhis hand to me with more cordial
ity than'Soes President Harrison to one of
his constituents, from wayback, and he put
me thoroughly at my ease.
His first question showed me that he
keeps himself well posted on American
politics and American matters. He asBed
me if I had attended the Washington Cen
tennial celebration at New York, and ex
pressed some surprise that an American
could miss such a stirring occasion. He
referred to the American school, which is
how in existence in Atheus, and compli
mented it highly. He told me that nothing
bad as vet been decided as to the excava
tions at Delphi, but said that Minister
,3Tearn was very anxious that they be made
,by Americans. Upon my referring to My
jceriae and the wonderful excavations of
fpr. Schliemann,' he replied that there
was still much room for excavation at that
point and told me that it was impossible, to
appreciate the ruins which are still buried
throughout Greece. I spoke of the new
railroads and of the Isthmus of Corinth
and the King seemed to think there would
be no doubt of their completion, and that
the march of Greece would be iteaaily on
ward. He spoke highly ot the patriotism
of the Greeks, and told me that most or the
fine buildings of modern Athens had been
built from the donations of wealthy Greek
citizens in Athens and in other parts of the
world. I referred to the marriage of the
Crown Prince which is to take place in
October, and His Majestv told me that the
Crown Prince had jnst left for Germany and
that he would visit Berlin, where, it will be
remembered, his affianced Sophie, the sister
of the Emperor or Germany. Htcs.
The audience throughout was of this same
democratic nature, and the manners or His
Majesty are simple in the extreme. -As one
of his friends said to ine to-day: 'King
George is what would be considered a good
club man anvwhere. He is a man of more
than ordinary ability, and he is as cultured
as any King o' Europe. He speaks En
glish, French, German and Danish with
equal facility, and he talks modern Greek
like a Greek."
Speaking of his lack of formality, I was
told to-day by an American lady residing
Queen of Greece.
in Athens as to how he receiveda party of
rustic Americans, who were making a light
ning trip through this part of the Mediter
ranean Sea. In straw hats an! dusters this
party walked up the tteps of tie palace.and
upon being asked by the major domo at the
front door as to what were their wishes they
replied that they had come to Athens and
they wanted to see the King. They evi
dently looked upon His Majesty as one of
the sights of the place, and were surprised
when the officer told them that the King
could not be reashed in this way and that if
they'wouid see him it would have to be
through the request of their Minister. Just
at this moment King George passed through
the vestibule, and, seeing the altercation,
asked what was the matter. He was told,
aud he straightway ordered that the Ameri
cans be let in, and held out his hand to
their leader. The chief grasped the land
ot His Majesty with the grip of a vise aud
"How do you do, Mr. King. "We are
very glad to see you. "We had but one day
in Athens and we did not want to go away
witbont meeting the King." The King led
tne party into the palace and he chatted
with them until the leader at lat arose and
held out his band and said: "We must be
going, Mr. King, as we have lots more
to see."
This absence of formality is observed by
all members of the royal family." Both the
King and Queen often walk about the
streets ot Athens, and His Majesty now
and then stops and chats with his friends.
The Queen of Greece is said to be the
finest looking queen in Europe. She is the
eldest daughter ot Grand Duke Constantine
ofBussia, brother ot Alexander IL She is
tall and stately and she looks like a Queen.
She is a blonde with brown hair, regular
features and with a beautilul neck and
shoulders. She dressesery simply, except
on state occasions, and often goes about
Athens without even a maid with her. She
wears a hat and jacket and her costnme
upon such occasions is not difierent irom
that of the other Athenian ladies. At state
receptions she is gorgeous in pearls and
diamonds. Her pearls are noted and she
wore last winter one dress, the bodice of
which was covered with pearls while four
strands ol large pearls encircled ber neck.
The Queen of Greece is very domestic,
and she is ond of her studies and her chil
dren. She is well posted in English litera
ture and Hawthorne is one ot her favorites.
She reads the American authors and the
leading American magazines are taken at
the palace. She is a very good woman and
her chapel is one or the prettiest little
churches in Greece. It is a brown stone
Heir Apparent and Hit Bride.
structure with a bell tower of stone rising a
few feet away from it. It is a Bussian
church and the service is performed by
Greek priests in gowns of stiff cloth of gold
and with hats blazing with jewels covering
their heads. The music consists of a choir
of lour men, and travelers say that you will
find no finer church music in the world than
in this little Bussian church. The
worshipers stand up during the service
and the Queen stands among them. The
King of Greece is a Lutheran, and he is al
lowed, by special exception, to adhere to
the religion in which he was educated, but
his heirs and successors must be members
of the Greek Orthodox Church. He has a
little chapel in his palace in which he wor
ships according to the Protestant Lutheran
Church every Sundae. Upon national fete
days both the King and Queen appear at the
great cathedral of the Greek Church in
Athens, and they are hVre the only two
memners of the congregation who sit. They
have chairs with a frame work of gold,
cushioned with red velvet, on a rostrum
just next to the Utile gold pulpit, and the
cabinet and the officers oi the army stand
with the remainder of the people about
The Kins and the Queen have been
blessed with seven children and the young
est is a baby about a year old. Prince An
dreas is 7, and the Princess Maria, who is a
very bright blonde, is 13. Next comes the
Princess Alexandra, a very pretty girl of lj,
and then Prince George, who is 20, and last
and most important of all the Crown Prince,
Konstantinos. the heir apparent, who was
born August 2, 18CS, and who was at 18 de
clared heir apparent to' the throne. All of
these children, sae the year-old baby, speak
French. English. Greek and Bussian. and
the home life of the palace is, I am told,
very charming.
All Athens is sow talking of the wedding
the Crown Prince, which is to take place
here in October, when he will marry Sophie,
the sister of the Emperor of Germany. The
Crown Prince was educated in Germany,
and it was while studying at Berlin that he
met this princess and fell in love with her.
His affianced is learning Greek as fast as
she can, and she is said to be a very bright
girl. She is only about 16 years old, and a
lady here tells me that she wore short
dresses up to the time of her engagement.
Tne Crown Prince is a tall, manly, broad
shouldered fellow. He is fine looking,
though he is not handsome. He is very in
dustrious as a student and he has proved
himself to be able in his military studies.
He has been lately promoted to the rank of
Colonel, and as the Crown Prince he has the
title of the Duke of Sparta, which is equiv
alent to that of the Prince of Wales in En
gland. The Greeks, however, are not fond
of titles of nobility and they refer to him
only by the Greek word meaning the suc
cessor. The Crown Prince lias at present
no separate establishment. He lives at the
palace with bis father. He has an allow
ance Irom the Government of nearly $40,000
a year, aud it is probibie that a palace Willi
be built for .Aim alter his marriage.
Her sister, the Princess Alexandra, is
now preparing her wedding garments. She
will be married at St. Petersburg. And ber
royal husband will get a highlv cultured
and a very beautiful bride. Her match, I
am told, was also a love match, and it is
said that the" King and Queen are pleased
with both marriages.
Neither the King nor the Queen has ex
travagant tastes, and, as Kings go, the King
of Greece has a small income. He gets less
than 5300,000 a year, and of this Great Brit
ain, France and Buisia give $16,000 each.
Out of this be keeps up his palace here in
Athens, a summer palace 12 miles from
here at Tatoi. and another palace at Corfu.
He lives well, however, though simply, and
I doubt not but that there are lewer thorns
in his pillow than in that of any other mon
arch in Europe. He goes to, Europe neatly
every summer, and the Queen of Greece, re
cently talking ot the pleasure which she
took in these trips to a Iriend of mine, said
that she delighted in getting away from all
formality and into .cities where, lor a part
of the time, she could pose as an ordinary
person. She said she was fond oi shopping,
and that she likes to go in Paris to the
Louvre or Bon Marche and shop half the
day in buying pins and needles and 6
penny gloves.
Fkank G. Caepenteb.
A Terr Smart Tooth Meets With a Bar
prise While Traveling.
Kennebec Journal.
A young man who lives in Penobscot
county, has recently been practically testing
the many advantages of traveling "with a
large bill."
A short time since he drove from his
borne to North port.
Among the equipments for this trip was a
f50 bill. This he presented in payment for
all the little expenses incurred on the drive,
and when he finally arrived at the end of
the journey he tonnd himself still in posses
sion of the bill. Tne following day be went
on an excursion and sprung the bill upon
the captain ot the tug with the same result.
So great was bis success in avoiding the
payment of small debts that he had come to
look upon the bill somewhat in the light of
an extension paper which relieved him from
all liability to such small cares. E inboldened
by his success he -hired. an old. skipper to
take him in his sailboat for a cruise about the
bay. When they had returned again to the
wharf the $50 bill was again called into use
and offered the old tar in payment for his
services. The young man supposed it would
prove a poser, and great was his surprise
when the old skipper put it in his pocket.
Then began the work of making change;
trom various lockers came canvas bags
failed with silver of various denominations.
This was laboriously counted out into little
heaps, and began to look very bulky when
the voung man said hastily: "See here you
needn't bother to count that out. Give me
back the bill. I find I have the exact
change here after all."
"Can't do it," was the laconic response.
"Wal, I've been waiting for a chance to
get rid ot this 'erestflffand I don't think I'll
ever get a better one. .lust run that over
and see if its correct."
The efficacy of the big bill was gone. The
yonng man endeavored to bear up under the
affliction, but even the present from the
skipper of a large canvas bag in which to
carrv his "change" did not altogether allevi
ate his chagrin.
How a Iiody of Taiic Dlndo Tncm at a Tory
Small Cost.
New York World. 1
A woman who has many original ideas
said to a reporter a few days ago:
"There is no earthly reason why honses
should look like barns for want of pretty
and inexpensive decorations. An idea
popped into my head the other night alter
I bad retired and I cuuld hardly wait tor
morning to put it into execution.'"
She pointed to a very "Japanezy" looking
portiere which hung between her sitting and
dressing room. It looked as if it might
have cost a snug sum, but she said it had
barely covered 50 cents. It was made of
small bamboo poles, sawed into short
lengths, and strung upon heavy cord like
beads, every lew inches was an ordinary
wooden-button mold which was painted in
bright color as her taste dictated, the bole
in the center being drilled to a size that
wonld admit the cord to pass through it.
It certainly was effective, though the ex
pense was so small. She bad a second one
in progress which she said was to be all ot
the' bamboo beads, every other one the nat
ural color and the ones between them col
ored. Water colore may be used in the col
oring of these beads, she went on to say, but
I prefer oil, as it requires no varnishing
He Objecta to Having Ills Pecnllar Wuya
Described in Boobs.
The London Star tells a couple of good
anecdotes about Wilkie Collins. Dining
one evening with a friend, be spoke of the
difficulty of imagining a place of chaiacter
which had not its original in real life.
Alter he had described the honse in "Ann
ad .le," a gentleman called .upon him
and upbraided him for putting his resi
dence into print. The description was ex
act, although Wilkie Collins had never
seen the place. He invented a man who
was so careful about his food that he
weighed it in little scales at the table. A
gentleman was introduced to Mr. Collins
who said: ,
"You had no right sir, to caricature
me. I weigh my food in little scales, sir.
Here they are, sir. I always carry them
about with me by advice of my physicians.
But is that any reason why I should be
held up to ridicule, sir?"
In vain Mr. Collins protested that he had
never before heard of such a habit.
How a Washington Department Clerk Sizes
Up (III Snperlor Officer.
Washington 1'osU
There are diplomats in some of the lesser
positions in Washington. A clerk In one
ol the departments was asked the other day
if his immediately superior officer was not
a good deal troubled w,ith what is popularly
called big-head. '
"I should dislike," said the clerk "to
speak so disrespecttuliy of my superior
officer as to say ne has the big-head, but I
frankly admit that if I were a barber and
be should come to my shop I should feel
warranted in charging him two prices for
He is Worried, by the Overpowering
Hospitality of Londoners.
EemarkaWe Experiment With the Hew
Elixir of Life.
prarnxN roa not dispatch.!
HEBE is one diss.
greeable feature about
visiting England. It
is this: Sou are all
the time fidgettlng
about how you can ever
return the hospitality
yon receive and do it
half as well as it is ten
dered' to vou. While
enjoying o the utmost the generous hospi
tality of London and wishing that I" could
get 26 hours into a day, T could cot help
thinking how easily the matter of enter
taining was attended to, while I would hare
to borrow dishes and put two more leaves
in the dining table before I could begin to
return th kindness or repay the debt. The
children would have to eat at the second
table and be kept ont of sight during the
meal so that they would not announce the
menu in advance. One of the dining chairs
would have to be regiued and the cigars I
smoked would not do at all.
You go into the Savage Club and eat and
talk and smoke as yon would have gone
into your mother's pantry when a boy, after
yon bad been fishing all day. There is no
more formality about it than there used to
Nye Hakes Advances to the Young Moset.
be when you tore out the end of a loaf of
bread and put jam on it to your heart's
content, sneked vour fingers and went to
bed. It is great, and vet it is where you
will meetmsn who think thoughts and say
things which they thought of themselves.
It is so evervwhere. T am onlr worried.
as I say, about the way I will return these
various acts of kindness and courtesy. The
spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. It
takes so long to bathe the lnrks and spoons
of one course so that they can give another
nnmber on the programme at ot house, and
I carve with so much danger to a republican
form of government that I hesitate about
going extensively into the matter of enter
taining in ''competition with Europe. I
carve a good deal like the Shah. He had a
complaint lodged against one of his soldiers
once by a poor farmer of the Orient who
claimed that the soldier had stolen one of
bis red-cored watermelons. "Very well,"
said his Nibs, "I will ascertain if he stole
your melon."
So he pulled out his sword, and cutting a
large aperture in the stomach of the
offender, he tound the melon and a few of
the black seeds which were easily identified.
''And bow much are you out on the
melon?" askea the haughty monarchwip
ing his ready blade on bis coattail.
"One franc six." exclaimed the horny
handed Oriental buckwheater.
"Very well," said the Shah, "here it is,"
and he took the amount from the pocket of
the "expiring soldier. "Justice re done.
Allah be praised. Beturn again to your
London is too large a place for me. I go
out tor a five minutes walk and come home
late at night, hopelessly lost in the laby
rinth of her streets. The cabman is my sal
vation. I go out and get lost purposely, so
that I can surprise myself at 1 and 6 by
getting back in two minutes. -
I would not do London on the guide-book
plan, or by programme, but by strolling
abouf, studying people more than places and
getting into the usual number of scrapes. I
saw the House or Commons in session for
the first time, and listened to several emi
nent gentlemen who spoke lerninst the royal
grants. I can do it myself now. It is quite
S7ie Result of the Elixir.
easy. You sav something, and then look up
and say "ah" until you can -think of some
thing else, to say. Other gentlemen with
their hats on sit around and slumber, but
spectators are not allowed to wear their hats.
Only members can wear their hats andsnore
above a certain key.
Mr. Gladstone, better known as the Grand
Old Man, sat on the front seat. He is very
bald ipdeed, and hit throat whiskers are
very white. He is much smaller than I had
thought. He wears low shoes and red
woolen socks. When he works down so as
to sit on his "shoulder blades, his trousers
gradually ascend hit limbs until you can
look over the tops of his cute little Ted
socks with perfect impnnity. He is the
author of his own thoughts, and I hear him
spoken of in high terms, especially by his
Mr. T. P. O'Connor has onr thanks for
courtesies extended while in London. He
will never lack a friend if he will at any
time write to box 204, Tompkinsville, Staten
Island, XX. S. A.
Mr. Robert Lincoln's last reception was
brightened up briefly by a pleasant call
from me. Many Americans were present
and drank, the'rea of the Minister as ad
ministered by his bright young daughter.
Witbont wishing to express political opin
iou in any way, I most say that the general
sentiment of the American contingent is
that both in France and England we need
not be ashamed of our Ministers or our
Consuls General. Mr. Beid. and General
Bathbone seem to be beautitully holding up
their corner ot the national fabrio in Paris.
and Mr. Lincoln and Gen. John O. New are
doing the proper thing in London. General I
SEPTEMBER 1, 1889.
New says that I have ruined his reputation
in the Old World by referring to him as a
poker player and so I hereby apologize. He
is not a poker rjJayer. He plays beanbajr,
however, with great skill, and lawn tennis
in a way that arouses the astonishment and
admiration of the effete monarchies.
Wilson Barrett goes to America in Octo
ber.x He will take a first-class company,
and will nodonbt coatinde the success be'
bas had at home.
I met Mrs. Alice Shaw, the whistler, at a
reception one afternooY, and for the first
time heard her marvelous chest-notes. My
chest-notes followed later on. She is not
only a whistler but a verjPartistio one, and
when she "prepares to pucker" there is, in
the audience, a silence which is noticeable.
She has whistled for the Queen. I told ber
I had also whistled for the Queen seven
years ago, bnt she did not come.
"I presume you were trying for a royal
flush," said Mrs. Shaw. "I play pokermy
self." '
I met some celebrated steamship captains
in Loudon. Bererring to steamship cap
tains or masters, I mnst .say here that -it
seems to me they are expected to do a good
deal and die as soon as they can do no more.
A steamship captain is required to lookout
for the interests ol'thecompany, the interest
of the ship, the interests of the passengers,
both spiritual and tern poral.N and while he
risks bis life every moment he is in the ser
vice, when he can no longer sail, he may
die in poverty or commit suicide as he
chooses, so far as the great world of traffic
is concerned. This is manifestlv nniust.
So the average captain savs: "The only
safe thing tor me is to make my last voy
age," that is, to go down with the boat.
Think ot that, yon who have trusted yonr
own lives and those of your families to
these men. Think of it and talk of it until
there is a pension or a provision for those
who give their whole lives to their fellow
The Johnstown babv. whose name is
Moses Williams, came over on a recent trip
of the City of Chicago, according to Surgeon
Peter McSweeney. The Johnstown baby
was named Moses because he was found on
the flood, not exactly among the bnllrushes,
but borne on the bosom ol the terrible del
uge, while bis mother's house was floating
down to death and destruction. It is not
necessary to sav that Moses owned the ship.
He got about $76 from enthusiastic Ameri
cans on board and practically was monarch
of all he surveyed. He was lucky to put off
his,, birthday till the time of the terrible
flood, for, Pharaoh's daughter in the shape
of American generosity has rescued him
from obscurity and poverty, and hereafter,
when he says: "My name is Moses Will
iams, I was borne on the breast of that terri
ble torrent in Johnstown," the ready wallet
will come forth and Moses will be on deck
even if the light goeth out.
Many curious experiments were made in
Par s by Dr. Brown-Sequard, in the early
stages of his elixir experience according to
the local physician there. Most of these
experiments were made on animals. He
was greatly gratified. Into the foreleg of
an old horse, that was so vorthlesi on ac
count of ace that in another day he would
have been in the soup tue mock turtle soup
of Paris he ejected his elixir. In an hour
afterward, with bright red nostril and tail
neatly draped over the dashboard, he sailed
up the Shonz Bleeze knocking spokes out of
valuable carriages all the way up to the Arc
of Triumph, where be chipped out about 5
cents worth of the corner ot that great work
and piled up Dr. Brown-Sequard in a chaos
oi clothes and contusions. His first anxiety
was to find out, of conrse, whether the hy
phen had been knocked out of his name.
Finding that it had not, he returned to his
He also secured an old dog with thick
hearing and pronounced flagging of the
mental powers. The dog-was so old that he
bad forgotten everything and so blind that
a French soldier in red gored trousers did
not startle him any more. After a dose of
the elixir, he wagged his tail, a thing he
had not done for years. Then be" vawned
and ate some grass. He then noticed a cat
on the lawn, one that had grown old with
him, but bad not had a nip of the elixir. He
took after her and in two minutes he had
her quivering remains on the grass. By i
o'clock he had gone back to pnppyhood and
had chewed up Dr. Brown-Seqnard's white
gaiters, a pair of lace curtains and a child.
Bill Nye.
A Woman Kills a Benr That Scared All
the 9Ien.
The Hampton (Va.) Sehool Record gives
an -account of the brave deed of oneot its
neighbors, an Oneida, whose courage zeems
only equaled bv her pride of race.
Driving into the field one day where her
husband and others were at work, she
encountered a log lying across the road in
such a way that she could not pass. As
there was no one near to help her, and the
log was beyond her strength to move, she
proceeded to cut it in two with an ax she
had in the wagon. To ber surprise she had
disturbed a mother bear and her family of
cubs. The bear, more frightened than
angry, took to the woods, and the woman
walked in search of the men and their fire
arms. Finding them, she conducted her re
lief quickly back to the log, to find that
the bear had also returned. When
all were stationed ready for action,
she again used her ax on the log, and the
bear made her second appearance, this
time angry and vengeful. The man who
stood ready for just this emergency missed
his aim, dropped the gun, and, with all his
other masculine companions, took to his
heels. Left alone with the infuriated beast,
witS only an ax for de ense, this Indian
woman coolly waited until the bear came
near enougbj and, letting the ax fall with
all her might upon its head, killed it with
that one stroke.
The same weapon applied to three of the
little orphans effectively prevented their
ever realizing their loss, and the other she
kindly adopted and carried home with her.
Beaching her borne, she tound her husband,
son and others assembled there, anxiously
speculating as to what could have
been the result ot the encounter they had
failed to see ended. Standing before them,
with the cnb in her arms, she scornfully
surveyed them from head to foot and ex
claimed: "Cowards, you have no Indian
blood in your veins!"
A laghmlng Rod Sinn's Narrow Escape
(From Death in Awfal Form.
Detroit Free Fress.l
"About 16 years ago when I was in the
lightning rod business in this State," said a
Detroit Insurance man the other day as he
slowly sipped his ginger ale, "we got a job
on a farmer's big barn in Nankin township.
Wc had had hard work to get him, as he
was an unbeliever in the virtue of the rods,
but he finally consented and we went ahead,
giving him the most solemn assurance, of
course, that his barn would be protected be
yond question. We had just finished work
when a thunder storm was observed coming
up, and he remarked that it would be a good
time to test the rods. We put our team in
the barn, but preferred the bouse for our
shelter. -
"Well, the storm came along; and as it
reached ns there was a flash and a bang,
everybody got a shock, and when we came
to look out tne barn was on fire in a dozen
places. Before we, could get the team and
wagon out it was too late and they burned
with the structure."
"How did you explain it to the farmer?"
was asked.
"We didn't explain it'at all. He did all
the explaining. He got down a shotgun
and explained that if we didn't get beyond
range before he could count 60 be would
open fire. We irot and we never even went I
in i
hack to claim the lion -work of the Wagon." I
A tar of.
wBirnar ob
N the course of my
s work last year T had
occasion to go over a
file of ild Liverpool
newspapers, ana mas
came upon aVemark
able paragraph in the
shin news. Translated
out ofjbe language of
commerce it was to
the effect that the
good ship .Empress,-'
jnst arrived from
Australia, reported that while rounding the
Cape of Good Hope, she had been driven
southward far out of her course by a storm,
and thaft away down in the Bouthern At
lantic had sighted avesseldrilting aimlessly
about The first mate boarded her, and re
turning reported that the derelict was the
ship Albatross. That she had been
abandoned, was'blain. for all the boats were
gone, and so were the log and the ship's in
struments. On the deck, close by the com
panion hatch, lay two bodies, or rather
skeletons, clad in weather-rotted garments,
that showed them to have been man and
These bodies were headless, bat the heads
were nowhere to be found on the deserted
deck. The mate found on the cabin table
an open book, with writing on its pages. A
pen lay on the table, and a small inkstand,
in which the Ink had evidently long since
dried. The book was evidently a journal or
diary, so the mate reported, and he pnt it in
bis pocket meaning to carry it aboard the
Empress, bnt when he was getting down
into his small boat the book slipped from
bis pocket, dropped into the water and
sank. The Albatross was badly water
logged and, he thought, oqold not have
floated much longer. To this report the edi
tor of the paper added a nete saying that
the readers wonld all doubtless remember
that the Albatross, had sailed from Liverpool
several years before bound for Australia
and it was thought to have gone down with
all on board, as no news ot her had since
been received.
Thai was the substance of the remarkable
paragraph. What was almost as remark
able to me, a newspaper man, was that the
Liverpool paper had evidently made no
effort to learn the owners of the Albatross,
the name of her captain and crew, or
whether or not, she carried any passengers.
I carefully searched files to see if there was
any further relerenc to the case. There
was none. After the manner ot his kind
the editor of the par er had, so it seemed,
taken it for granted that his intelligent
readers "would remember" all the particu
lars that they wanted to know.
I was much impressed by the paragraph.
My pro essioual instinct told me that there
was a good story there, and I was distrusted
that any editor could let it go untold. I
also experienced more than usual curiosity
to know how those headless bodies came
there; or rather why they should lie there
on the deck headless. Then there was that
journal that had been found lying open on
the cabin table, as though the writer had
been interrupted in the writing which bad
never been, finished What light might that
little book not throw on the mystery! And
now it was lying fathoms deep in the South
ern Atlantic. Of what use to speculate
over the matter. Thanks U the careless
mate and the stupid editor, that mystery
would remain forever unsolved. But in
spite of reason I did speculate considerably
over the matter, and, try as I did, could not
banish the story from my mind.
A few weeks aiter tbatl went into North
ern Vermont to report the Benton murder
trial, which was attracting much more than
local attention. I was pleased to find that
the Prosecuting Attorney was an old class
mate of mine, George Judson. I had known
him pretty well, as a hard working and re
markably bright man, with a curious streak
Heading the Log Book.
in bis mental make up that led him to
investigate every new "im" that appeared.
We used tcTcall him a Spiritualist and had
the word been in use, I am snre would have
called him a crank. He was five years
older than I, had married immediately after
graduating; had prospered as a lawyer, and
now had a good home for his wife and two
children. He seemed much pleased 'o re
new the acquaintance of college days, and
insisted that I should make bis house my
home during my stay in the, town. .
One Saturday evening wesat in his com
fortable library smokine alter dinner, Jud
son said, with some apparent hesitation:
"There's going to be a show here this
evening. that may interest you.
"Yes. There's a wonran living here who
does some remarkable things when in a
trance. There are a few of us- who are
curious about such things, and I've asked
ber and them here to my house this even
ing." "What is it," I asked lightly, "the cab
inet act?"
Judson looked a trifle hurt "Yes," he
answered slowly, "she's a medium, and you
newspaper men have safd that she's a fraud.
But I've seen manifestations that I can't
explain on anv theory, other than that they
were the work of higher powers, and I'm
going to look into it further."
The same old Judson, I thonght He was
evidently more in earnest than his assumed
indifference indicated. I marveled that the
shrewd, successlul lawyer could be so easily
deluded; for I was sure that he was deluded.
I had attended many a seance, and bad
helped to expose more than one medium,
and knew that the whole matter of mani
festations was nothing but a more or less
clumsy juggle. Bnt I kept my thoughts to
myself; experience had taught me that when
it was known that there was present at a
seance a pronounced nnbeliever in that
phase of spiritualism the "conditions" were
usually "unfavorable" for a "manifesta
tion." So I said that I should be glad
to see the "show." as he called it.
Then I encouraged Judson to talk, and he
talked well. From mediums and cabinets
and manifestations and the ways of spirits
generally, ourconversation drifted to the
marvelous and the mvsterious; and finally
I told the story of the Albatross and the
headless skeletons, Judson was much lot-
a ml
crrr y-T iV
nil11111, " i
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the dispAsch.
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pressed bjrth 4ery. H itinti - i
anstha-aeiiilBg the eareiew te el the
Empress, and the stupid editor of, tfce
Liverpool paper. His life-lose haWt.of
seeking to know the BBkuewdW, w--In
forced by the deieetfve Utmtai ht Uj
developed in every good lawyer's well m
newspaper man, made .him ' unnaturally
anxions.to solve the mystery. The tjlM'aM
came to me just then that if spiritaaMioa
was good for anything it woaldbeiasoeh
a case.. What I said wast "I'have oitea
wondered whether thefpeculfarpower of th
trance medium might not be employed in.
such cases. Now, is it impossible that that
journal found on the Albatross; and wbleh'
I believe contains the solution 'of Oflr'mys-,
teryshonld be materialized for us here?"
Judson jumped at the idea. ' "Yes, yea,"
he said hurriedly. "It shall be, it must be,
How fortunate!" He spoke with suoh ear
nestness and confidence that L showed my
surprise in my face. I also voiced it "Yob
talk as though the thing were already ac
complished. My experience with raediams
bas led me to consider them a trifle unrelia
ble, but you seem to be sure of this one."
"Not.oftbe medium, hutor myself. "Chad
better tell yon "now what but oneother liv
ing person knows, that I have a very pecul
iar power. I don't attempt to explain lt;bat
it is no less a fact I seem to be ableby
mere force of will, to i cob trot certain per
sons. This medium is one of them. I have
never been able to produce any results un
aided; bnt more than once have J thought
into visible form those who had long before
Thesame old story, yon lee. Jndson was
apparently ap out-and-out Spiritualist,
ready to be humbugged by the first shrewd
trickster that came along. He went on:
"Now this evening yon will see a remark
able woman. I have been able to control
her in an astonishing way. I confess that I
bad never thonght of seeking the material
ization of an inanimate object. But I be
lieve that it can be done. It shall be done.
We shall have that journal this night.';
Xwas almosf convinced by my friend's
absoluteconfidence. Then saddened by the
thought that this usually hard-headed,
keen young lawyer had such a weak spot in
his brain. Be was the last man yon would
expect to be deluded by the tricks of the
medium. At the same time I found myself,
in spite of my skepticism, wondering what
would become of it all. The next evening
I was seated in Judson's large parlor, one
of about 20 persons, of the sort usually seen
at the seances. The spiritualists of the
place; I thought Tbe room had been ar
ranged after tne fashion customary. There
was an improvised cabinet in dne corner,
chairs in a semi-circle in front of it, not too
near. Judson seemed a sort of master of
ceremonies, passing in and out, greeting
newcomers, whispering a word here and
there. He was pale, I thought, and
seemed rather preoccupied. We. waited
perhaps a quarter of an hour and then Jud
son ushered into the room a tali, slender
woman, middle-aged, gray-haired, with
rather strongly-marked features and dark
eyes that had a tired look. She seemed a
person of nerves. A trifle above tbe average
medium in appearance of intelligence ana
refinement; and with rather less of the self
assertive boldness usually displayed by the
women who make a business of communing
with spirits. There was no preliminary
nonsense. She entered the cabinet in a
business-like way. Judson turned the gas
down low so that we were in the dimmest
sort of a dim religious light; just the light,
I have always observed, that seemed mot
congenial to spirits; or rather that aided
most effectually in the tricks played by tbe
mediums. Then he sat down by my side
and said: "Let us all clasp hands."
I grasped with my left the fat hand of a
large woman next to me. and Judson seized
my right with his left hand. It was quite
cold, and, I thought, trembled a little. He
leaned over me and whispered in my ear.
"I am determined to see that journal to
night If will can doit.it shall be done.
Join your will with mine. Yon are a man
of will. Let us force the powers to yielU to
our combined will.
I was startled by the intensity of his man
ner, more than by tbe words. In spite of
my half disgust at the whole proceedings
that were such an exact repetition of more
than one humbugging seance, I was forced
into a respectful- attitude of mind; and'at
once became an interested assistant, where a
moment before I had been an unbelieving,
critical observer. I nodded my head and
Jndson's grasp of my hand became firm.
Then there was complete silence for many
moments. I bent all my mind to the one
thought that I would see that journal wher
ever in tbe large world it miaht be. At first
my thoughts would wander, but then it
seemed to me that Judson's grasp tightened
and drew the desultory thought back to the
one subject of his own thoughts. I hare
considered this a good deal since and con
clude that Judson did, for ihe time at least,
possess some extraordinary power, possibly
pure force of will. At all events, I grew
more and more determined to have my will
done. Then there came a calm voice from
behind tbe curtain of the cabinet
"What is your wish?"
No one spoke for a moment, and then a
weak voice at my left said something about
a desire to see a child that had died, and an
other voice expressed the wi h to look upon
tbe form of a departed husband. I was too
much occupied with my own thoughts to
notice then that this was the same old scene
enacted as at all the other seances. Again
there was a perfect silence, it seemed inter
minable, I could hear the breathing ot the
fat woman on my left. I could bear my
watch ticking in my pocket. I thought that
I could hear my heart beat, but all the time
there was the firm pressure of the cold hand
of my Iriend, and the constant thought,now
shaped Into words, and tbe words into a
sentence, and that sentence continually re
peating itself until I seemed to hear that
too: "I will see that journal to-night"
And still that strange silence. The air in
the room became close. Every door aud
window had been carefully closed and the
breathing ol 20 or more persons had made
large drafts on the oxygen. Suddenly a
breath fanned my cheek, then a stronger
draught, and then a steady current ot air
set agiinst my face. I felt it move my hair,
and it smelled of the sea. It was stlty.
Yes, undoubtedly a strong, steady sea breeze
was in that room, and it brought with it
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talis, a4 mw t M
ouiatMtaiMd m'Um floor.
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to sack attaeks. "i ar
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passed oat r wm rtn U owt of
.Tnloa aad I -Mited the wowast a
and ka hmnsWt tor , and hsMisst
She opcoou Jwc ayesy bisjms "eesiBe
then Ht up. TW8 WO lltllS,
Ioek'OE her raee; ,
"Where m h?" sfce atk4. Matt
beaeath his eoat a seeli boe aai
to her, 8fce tawd away with x tin
"No." no; TsswKawty. Take It
Jndaea handed it to
kindly take this beokto Mm lHry,
he.-'U will Mia yea la a meeteat."
I obeyed taeebaoieallyj Befe
into the libnwr T stepped to "Mm
piaca&jitid looked eat lata the sigM.
snew Mr wait oa MMgraM,staw Mr
In the'frostv akv. It. was verr eeld.
eo'uld bear the aW creak aader tkM
ofnasers-bv. and vet I bad felt AM' sea.
breeze, and beard the patter oi mist. "WlMt
did it mean? I shivered, entered Mm wima
house, turned the light high in te Mearr
shut tne doer, and not tut taa lessee ac
the book in my haad. It was a ssmM Uaak
book, about six laches long aaaVfeer.iaehss
wide, wen Donna la leamer.aaa tseree:
water-soaked. I oeened rt The leave
wet and discolored and I could see Aat Mm
pages were covered with writing. I tersed
to the flyleaf and there read these werder
''Arthur Hartley's journal. BegM
board the thio Albatross. March 7. lUtiL'
I stood in a daze glaring-at the wriHeal
words, utterly confounded. The oenr epeeecl
and Judson entered hurriedly. Hit eheeb
were now flushed, his eyes fairly -biased
will Jlgnt, nis iace waa urigBt wira n iuv
of triumph. "I knew it I knew itl" her;
said loudly. "What a victory I What stf
victory! Even nature yields to- the power
of Willi" 4'
TTa ntrrit fianfc' and forth ranidlr. skewt
fa...- , rff --,
ing no desire to see the book tBat had come
to us so strangely. Then he threw himself
into a big chair, lighted a cigar, puffed", at
it vigorously a moment, then became quiet,
looked intently at tne glowing ciala in the
grate, and said calmly:
"Well, let's see what Mr. Hartley has to
sav for himself. Bead the journal, please.'-
X had been standing all this time by the
table, With the little damp book in my
hanif GnA - toll i n rr Xnilmnn niinlv T
-, . ,.....;, uUrfVM .U..wUd.j. . J
orew up a cuair, openeu to we urst Pa3" .
and began to read.
March 7. I begin this journal for two
reasons, first, my dear mother asked me,
to keep a record of my vovage and of mr
life that she might read it when I got back
home. She thinks that I am coming home
again. I promised her to do so, but I shall
never see England again. I hope the day
may come when Lean take my dear mother;
to my Australian home; but "l shall never
set foot on the island that holds the woman
I hate, and that holds so many women like
her. In the second place I want to write
down not only mr impressions in this new
experience, but my thoughts. I have many
of them. I want to see them spread out be
fore me. We are now well started on the
voyage, five davs out from Liverpool.
Uncle John Is still ill enongb, and says that
On the Moonlit Deck.
he wants to die. Captain Bavmond laughs
at him, and says that a little sea sickness
will do him good. I like Captain Baymond
He is big and burly, and has a deep voice,
and a heavy brown beard. He's just ihe
typical sea captain, an interesting person to
a' man who saw the sea for the first time six
davs ago. I'm glad to find that I'm a good
sailor, and can thoroughly enjoy the new
experiences that present themselves in the
beginning of the long voyage we have started
upon. 1 have written "the word "enjoy,"
let it stand. I thought I never should have
known enjoyment again, bnt I do. There's
enjoyment in tbe knowledge that each hour
puts miles of ocean between me and the
woman that has spoiled my life. No, I
won't admit that She shan't have the -;
satisfaction of spoiling my life. She tried
hard enough, God knows. She played with
my heart, m,uch as thougbfit were a mouse
and she a cat. She Is a cat A sleek, soft,
purring eat, and with claws. I could eat
out my own heart when I think how she
played with it I was fair game for this ex
perienced coquette, and now I suppose she
is boasting of another conquest, telling ot
ber victory over tbe simple country lad.
Well, let her enjoy her conquest while she
may. The country boy will one day come
back with money enough to buy her and her?"
J 1.... V. T-rlll . L-1 - -
England and I'll humble her at mr fee
What rot I'm writing. Mother, ifyoa