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§1 ALICE of OLD |
By MAURICE THOMPSON t
Copyright. 1900. by the BO WEN-MERRILL COMPANY
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A IUUSONEK OF LOVE.
ALICE put on her warmest
clothes and followed Captain
Farnsworth to the fort, realiz
ing that no pleasant experi
ence awaited her. The wind and rain
still prevailed when they were ready to
set forth, and, although it was not ex
tremely cold, a searching chill went
with every throb that marked the
storm's waves. No lights shone in the
village houses. Overhead a gray gloom
covered stars and sky. making the
darkness in the watery streets seem
densely black. Farnsworth offered Al
ice his arm, but she did not accept it.
"I know the way better than you do."
she said. "Come on. and don't be
afraid that I am going to run. I shall
not play any trick on you."
"Very well, mademoiselle, as you
like. I trust you."
They hastened along until a lantern
in the fort shot a hazy gleam upon
"Stop a moment, mademoiselle,"
Farnsworth called. "I say, Miss Rous
sillon, stop a moment, please."
Alice halted and turned, facing him
so short and so suddenly that the rapier
in his hand pricked through her wrap
and slightly scratched her arm.
"What do you mean, sir?" she de
manded, thinking that he had thrust
purposely. "Do 1 deserve this brutal
"You mistake me. Miss Roussillon. I
cannot be brutal to you now. Do not
fear me. I only had a word to say."
"Oh, you deem it very polite and gen
tle to Jab me with your sword, do you?
If I had one in my hand you would
not dare try such a thing, and you
know it very well."
He was amazed, not knowing that
the sword point bad touched her. He
CCVviid iioL i»cu litor i>ut wa» h
flash in her voice that startled him
with its indignant contempt and resent
"What are you saying. Miss Roussil
lon? I don't understand you. When
did I ever—when did I jab you with
my sword? I never thought of such a
"This moment, sir, you did, and you
know yon did. My arm is bleeding
She spoke rapidly in French, but he
caught her meaning and for the first
became aware of the rapier in his
hand. Even then its point was toward
her and very near her breast. He low
ered it instantly while the trutlt<i"Ushed
into his mind.
"Forgive me," he murmured, his
words barely audible in the tumult of
wind and rain, but charged with the
"Forgive me. I did not know. It was
an accident. I co-'ld not do such a
thing purposely. Believe me, believe
me, Miss Roussillon. I did not mean
"I should like to believe you," she
presently said, "but I cannot. You
English are all, all despicable, mean,
"Some time you shall not say that,"
Farnsworth responded. "I asked you
to stop a moment that I might beg you
to believe how wretchedly sorry I am
l,i- what I am doing. But you cannot
liulerstand me now. Are you really
hurt, Miss Roussillon? I assure you
that it was purely accidental."
"My hurt is nothing," she said.
"I am very glad."
"Well, then, shall we go on to the
"You may go where you please, ma
She*turned her back upon liim and
without an answering word walked
straight to the lantern that hung by
the gate of the stockade, where a senti
nel tramped to and fro. A few mo
ments later Captain Farnsworth pre
sented her to Hamilton, who had been
called from his bed when the news of
the trouble at Roussillon place reached
"So you've been raising trouble pgain,
have you, miss?" he growled, with an
ugly frown darkening his face.
"I beg your pardon," said Farns
worth, "Miss Roussillon was not to
"In your eyes she'd not bo to blame,
sir, if she burned up the fort and all of
us In it," Hamilton gruffly interrupted.
"Miss, what have you been doing?
What arc you here for? Captain Farns
worth, you will please state the partic
ulars of the trouble that I have just
heard about. And I may as well notify
you that I wish to hear no special lov
er's pleading in this girl's behalf."
Farnsworth's face whitened with an
ger. He bit his lip, and a shiver ran
through his frame, but he had to con
quer the passion. In a few words
blunt and direct as musket balls he
told all the circumstances of what had
taken placo, making no concealments
to favor Alice, but boldly blaming the
officer of the patrol. Lieutenant Bar
low, for losing his head and attacking
a young girl in her own home.
"I will hear from Barlow," said
Hamilton after listening attentively to
the story. "But take this girl and con
fine her. Show her no favors. I hold
you responsible for her until tomorrow
morning. You can retire."
There was no room for discussion.
Farnsworth saluted and turned to
"Come witli me," lie gently said.
Hamilton looked after them as they
went out of his room, a curious smile
playing around his firmly set lips.
"She's the most .beautiful vixen that
I ever saw," lie thought. "She doesn't
look to be a French girl either; decided
ly English." He shrugged his shoul
ders, then laughed dryly. "Farns
worth's as crazy as can be, the beggar;
in love with her so deep that he can't
see out. By Jove, she is a beauty!
Never saw such eyes. And plucky to
beat the deuce. I'll bet my head Bar
low 'll be daft about her next!"
Still, notwithstanding the lightness
of his Inward comments, Hamilton re
garded the incident as rather serious.
He knew that the French inhabitants
were secretly his bitter enemies, yet
probably willing, If he would humor
their peculiar social, domestic and com
mercial prejudices, to refrain from ac
tive hostilities, and even to aid him in
furnishing his garrison with a large
amount of needed supplies. The dan
ger just now was twofold—his Indian
allies were deserting him, and a flotilla
loaded with provisions and ammuni
tion from Detroit had failed to arrive.
He might, if the French rose against
him and were joined by the Indians,
have great difficulty defending the
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1901/
fort. It was clear that M. Roussillon
had more influence with both Creoles
and savages than any other person
save Father Beret. Urgent policy dic
tated that these two men should some
how lie won over. But to do this it
would be necessary to treat Alice in
such a way that her arrest would aid,
instead of operating against the de
sired result—a thing not easy to man
Captain Farnswoith took his fail
prisoner straightway from Hamilton's
presence to a small room connected
with a considerable structure in a dis
tant angle of the stockade. Neither he
nor Alice spoke on the way. With a
huge wooden key he unlocked the door
and stepped aside for her to enter. A
dim lamp was burning within, its yel
lowish light flickering over the scant
furniture, which consisted of a com
fortable bed. a table with some books
on it. three chairs, a small looking
glass on the wall, a guitar and some ar
ticles of men's clothing hanging here
and there. A heap of dull embers
smoldered In the fireplace. Alice did
not falter at the threshold, but prompt
ly entered her prison.
"I hope you can be comfortable,"
said Farnsworth in a low tone. "It's the
best I can give you."
"Thank you." was the answer, spoken
quite as if lie bad handed her a glass
of water or picked up her handker
He held the door a moment while she
stopped with her back toward him in
the middle of the room; then she heard
him close and lock It. The air was al
most too warm after her exposure to
the biting wind and cold dashes of
rain. She cast off her outer wraps and
ftood by the fireplace. At a glance she
comprehended that the place was not
the one she had formerly occupied as
a prisoner, and that it belonged to a
man. A long rifle stood in a corner, a
bullet pouch and powder horn hanging
on a projecting hickory ramrod. A
heavy fur topcoat lay across one of the
Farnsworth. who hsd given Alice his
own apartment, took what rest he
could on the cold ground under a leaky
shed hard by. His wound, not yet alto
gether healed, was not benefited by the
In due time next morning Hamilton
ordered Alice brought to his office, and
when she appeared he was smiling
with as near an approach to affability
as his disposition would permit. He
rose and bowed like a courtier.
"I hope you rested well, mademoi
selle." he said in his best French. He
imagined thnt the use of her language
would be agreeable to begin with.
"I am sorry, monsieur, that l cannot
#iy as much to you," she glibly re
loaded. "If you lay upon a bed of
needles, the whole night through, your
rest was better than you deserved. My
own sleep was quite refreshing, thank
Instantly Hamilton's clioler rose. He
tried to suppress it at first, but when
he saw Alice actually laughing, and
Farnsworth, who had brought her in,
biting his lip furiously to keep from
adding an uproarious guffaw, he lost
all hold of himself.
"I might have known better than to
expect decency from a wench of your
character," he said. "1 hoped to do
you a favor, but I see that you are not
capable of accepting kindness politely."
"1 am sure, monsieur, that I have but
spoken the truth plainly to you. You
would not have me do otherwise, I
Iler voice, absolutely witching in its
softness, freshness and suavity, helped
the assault of her eyes, while her dim
ples twinkled and her hair shone.
Hamilton felt his heart move strangely,
but he could not forbear saying in Eng
"If you are so very truthful, miss,
you will probably tell me where the
flag Is that you stole and hid."
It was always the missing banner
that came to mind when he saw her.
"Indeed, I will do nothing of the
sort," she promptly replied. "When
you see that flag again you will be a
prisoner, and I will wave it high over
V She lifted a hand as she spoke and
qjade the motion of shaking a banner
above him. It was exasperation sweet
ened almost to delight that took hold of
the sturdy Briton." He liked pluck, es
pecially in a woman, all the more if
she was beautiful, yet the very fact
that ho felt her charm falling upon
him set him hard against her, not as
Hamilton the man, but as Hamilton
the commander at Vincennes.
"You think to fling yourself upon me
as you have upon Captain Farns
worth," ho said, with an insulting Icel
and in a tone of prurient Innuendo. "I
am not susceptible, my dear." This
more for Farnsworth's benefit than to
insult her, albeit he was not in a mood
"You are a coward and a liar!" she
exclaimed, her face flushing with hot
shame. "You stand here," she quickly
added, turning fiercely upon Farns
worth, "and quietly listen to such
words! You, too. are a coward if you
do not make him retract! Oh, you Eng
lish are low brutes!"
Hamilton laughed, but Farnsworth
looked dark and troubled, his glance
going back and forth from Alice to his
commander as if another word would
cause him to do something terrible.
"I rather think I've heard all that I
care to hear from you, miss," Hamil
ton presently said. "Captain Farns
worth, you will see that the prisoner is
confined in the proper place, which, I
suggest to you, is not your sleeping
"Colonel Hamilton," said Farns
worth in a husky voice, "I slept on the
ground under a shed last night in order
that Miss Roussillon might be some
"Humph! Well, see that you do not
do it again. This girl is guilty of har
boring a spy and resisting a lawful at
tempt of my guards to capture him.
Confine her in the place prepared for
prisoners and see that she stays there
until I am ready to fix her punish
"There is no place fit for a young girl
to stay in," Farnsworth ventured.
"She can have no comfort or"—
"Take her along, sir. Any place is
good enough for her so long as she be
haves like a"—
"Very well." Farnsworth bluntly in
terrupted, thus saving Alice the stroke
of a vile comparison. "Come with me.
please, Miss Roussillon."
He pulled her toward the door, then
dropped the arm he had grasped and
She followed him out. holding her
head high. No one looking on wouM
have susiKH-ted that a sinking sensa
tion in her heart made it difllcuit for
her to wai': or that li t" eyes, shining
like stars, were so inwardly clouded
with distress that she saw her way but
It was a relief to Hamilton when
Helm a few minutes later entered the
room with something breezy to say.
"What's up now, if I may ask?" the
jolly American demanded. "What's
this I hear about trouble with the
French women? Have they begun a
"That elephant Gaspnrd Koussillon
came back into town last night," said
"Well, he went out again, didn't he?"
"Yes. but" —
"Stepped on somebody's toe first,
"The guard tried to capture him, and
that girl of his wounded Lieutenant
Barlow in the neck with a sword.
Roussillon fought like a tiger, and the
men swear that Satan himself ap
peared on the scene to help the French
"Moral: Be generous in your dealings
with Frenchmen and French women
and so get the devil on your side."
"I've got the girl a prisoner, and I
swear to you that I'll have her shot
this time if"—
"Why not shoot her yourself? You
oughtn't to shirk a dirty job like that
and force it upon your men."
Hamilton laughed and elevated hia
shoulders as if to shake off an annoying
load. Just then a young officer with a
white bandage around his neck entered
and saluted. He was a small, soft
haired, blue eyed man of reckless bear
ing. with marks of dissipation sharply
cut into his face. He saluted, smiling
"Well. Barlow." said Hamilton, "the
kitten scratched you. did she?"
"Yes. slightly, and I don't think I'v«
been treated fairly in the matter, sir."
"I stood the brunt, and now Captain
f arnsworth gets the prize." He twist
ed his mouth in mock expression of
maudlin disappointment. "I'm always
cheated out of the sweets. I never get
anything for gallant conduct on the
"Poor boy! It is a shame. But I say.
lieutenant, has Roussillon really es
caped. or is he hidden somewhere in
town? Have you been careful?''
"Oh, it's the Indians. They all swear
by these Frenchmen. You can't get any
help from them against a fellow like
Roussillon. In fact, they aid him. He's
among them now."
"Moral again," Helm interposed.
"Keep on the good side of the French."
"That's sensible talk, sir," assented
"Bah!" exclaimed Hamilton. "You
might as well talk of keeping on the
good side of the American traitors. A
bloody murrain seize the whole race!"
"That's what I say," chimed in the
lieutenant, with a sly look at Helm.
"They have been telling me a cock
and bull story concerning the affair at
the Roussillon cabin," Hamilton said,
changing his manner. "What is this
about a disguised and wonderful man
who rushed In and upset the whole of
you? I want no romancing. Give me
Barlow's dissolute countenance be
came troti'.i i.
"The fat- he said, speaking with
serious deliberation, "are not clear. It
was like a clap of thunder the way
that man performed. As you say, he
did fling the whole squad all of a heap,
and It was done that quickly," he
snapped his thumb and finger demon
stratively with a sliaii) report, "nobody
could understand it."
Hamilton looked at his subaltern
with a smile of unlimited contempt and
"A pretty officer of his majesty's ar
my you are, Lieutenant Barlow! First
a slip of a girl shows herself your su
perior with the sword and wounds you,
then a single man wipes up the floor of
a house with you and your guard, de
priving you at the same time of both
vision and memory, so that you cannot
even describe your assailant!"
"He was dressed like a priest," mut
tered Barlow, evidently frightened at
his commander's scathing comment.
"That was all there was to see."
"A priest! Some of the men say the
devil. I wonder"— Hamilton hesitated
and looked at the floor. "This Father
Beret, he is too old for RUCII a thing,
"I have thought of him—lt was like
him—but he is, as you say, very old
to be so tremendously strong and ac-
The two men stood with a tight grip
tive. Why, I tell you that men went
from his hands against the walls and
floor as if shot out of a mortar. It was
the strangest and most astounding
thing I ever heard of."
A little later Barlow seized a favora
ble opportunity and withdrew. The
conversation was not to his liking.
Hamilton sent for Father Beret and
had a long talk with him, but the old
man looked so childishly inoffensive in
spirit and so collapsed physically that
it seemed worse than foolishness to ac
cuse him of the exploit over which the
entire garrison was wondering. Farns
worth sat by during the Interview. He
looked the good priest curiously and
critically over from head to foot, re
membering. but not mentioning, the
most unclerical punch in the side re
ceived from that energetic right arm
now lying so flabbily across the old
When the talk ended and Father Be
ret humbly took his leave, Hamilton
turned to Farnsworth and said:
"What do you think of this affair? I
have cross questioned all the men who
took part in it. and every one of them
says simply priest or devil. I think old
Beret is both, but plainly he couldn't
hurt a chicken; you can see that at a
Farnsworth smiled, rubbing his side
reminiscentlv. but lie shook his head.
"I'm sure it's puzzling. Indeed."
Hamilton sat in thoughtful silence
for awliih . then abruptly chang#s the
subject. ' t 1
"I think, captain, that you had b*t- j
ter send out Lieutenant Barlow and
some of the beat woodsmen to kill soai<*
game. We need fresli venison, and. by
George. I'm not going to depend upon
these I-'rench traitors any longer. 1
have sot my foot down. They've got to
do better or take the consequences."
lie paused for a breath, then added:
"That girl has done too much to escape
severest punishment. The garrison will
be demoralized if this thing goes on
without an example of authority rig
idly enforced. I am resolved that there
thall be a startling and effective public
•display of my power to punish. She
shot you. You seem to be glad of it.
but it was a grave offense. She has
stabbed Barlow. That is another se
rious :e: but, worst of all, she ald
•d a spy and resisted arrest. She must
FarnswortU knew Hamilton's nature,
and he now saw that Alice was in
dreadful danger of death or something
even worse. No sooner had he left
headquarters and given Barlow his in
structions touching the hunting expedi
tion than his niintl began to wander
amid visions and schemes by no means
consistent with his military obligations.
In order to reflect undisturbed he went
forth into the dreary, lanelike streets of
Vincennes and walked aimlessly here
and there until he met Father Beret.
Farnsworth saluted the old man and
was passing him by when, seeing a
rword in his hand half hidden in the
folds of his worn and faded cassock, he
turned and addressed him:
"Why are you armed this morning,
father?" he demanded very pleasantly.
"Who is to suffer now?"
"I am not on the warpath, my son,"
replied the priest. "It is but a rapier
that I am going to clean of rust spots
that are gathering on its blade."
"Is it yours, father? Let me see it."
lie held out his hand.
"No; not mine."
Father Beret seemed not to notice
Farusworth's desire to handle the
weapon, and the young man instead of
repeating his words reached farther,
nearly grasping the scabbard.
"I cannot let you take it. my son,"
said Father Beret. "You have its mate.
That should satisfy you."
"No; Colonel Hamilton took it,"
Farnsworth quickly replied. "If I
could I would gladly return it to its
owner. I am not a thief, father, and I
am ashamed of—of—what I did when I
The priest looked sharply into Farns
worth's eyes and read there something
that reassured him. His long expe
rience had rendered him adept at tak
ing a mans value at a glance. He
slightly lifti«d hi» face and said:
"Ah, but the poor little girl! Why do
you persecute her? She really does
not deserve it. She Is a noble child.
Give her back to her home and her peo
ple. Do not soil and spoil her sweet
It was the singsong voice used by
Father Beret in his sermons and pray
ers, but something went with it inde
scribably touching. Farnsworth felt a
lump riße in his throat, and his eyes
were ready to show tears. _ --y__
"Father," he said with
making his words distinct, "I would
not harm Miss Roussillon to save my
own life, and I would do anything"—
He paused slightly, then added with
passionate force, "I would do anything,
no matter what, to save her from the
terrible thing that now threatens her."
Father Beret's countenance changed
curiously as he gaied at the young man
"If you really mean what you say
you can easily save her, my son."
"Father, by all that is holy, I mean
just what I say."
"Swear not at all, my son, but give
me your hand."
The two men stood with a tight grip
between them and exchanged a long,
steady, searching gaze.
A drizzling rain had begun to fall
again, with a raw wind creeping from
"Come with me to my house, my son,"
Father Beret presently added, and to
gether they went, the priest covering
Alice's sword from the rain with the
folds of his cassock.
£TO BE CONTINUED.]
What Converted Him.
This story regarding a converted bar
barian is told in the English papers;
A negro clergyman was entertained at
tea by the president of a college. The
guest, who came from west Africa, re
tailed some particulars of his early
life, when a lady asked him how be
became a Christian. "The story of
Jezebel converted me," he answered.
"You know, we are told the dogs did
not touch the palms of her hands. Well,
that convinced me of the truth of the
narrative, for we never eat the palms
of the hands in my country. They are
The Way They Are Formed From the
Mantle of the Flsli.
A sea shell, whether in one piece
(univalve), as In periwinkles, or in two
pieces (bivalve), as In mussels and coc
kles, is formed In much the same way.
It consists of a colored outer horny
layer, a middle layer of prismatic struc
ture and an inner pearly coating of
innumerable very thin plates, the edges
of which break up white light into its
constituents, so as to give rise to a
beautiful play of iridescence.
The body of a shellfish is invested
in a soft flap of skin known as the
"mantle." By the activity of this the
shell is secreted, a sticky fluid exudes
from Its surface and quickly hardens
to form horny or calcareous matter.
The salts of lime are chiefly in the
form of carbonate, but there is also a
percentage of phosphate.
Only the edge of the mantle is able
to manufacture the two outer layers of
the shell, and repair of injuries is en
tirely carried out in nacre, or mother
The Eiifflnes of War.
At a dinner duriug the Franco-Ger
man war Disraeli did not open his
mouth till near the end of the enter
tainment, when he observed in his
most sententious manner: "The French
embarked in this war because they con
ceived that they had the superiority in
arms of precision; they had the chasse
pot and they had the mitrailleuse
(which he pronounced 'mi trail louse';;
but of the third engine, called a man,
they did not possess even a single
specimen." This said, he relapsed into
perfect silence.—Diary of Sir Mount
stuart Grant Duff.
The Need For Water.
Water constitutes about two-thirds
of tlie weight of the body and enters
into the composition of all the tissues
and fluids. To keep the necessary pro
portion, a large quantity needs to be
ingested. One of the great dietetic er
rors is the neglect to take a sufficient
quantity. The amount found in foods
is insufficient, and about five cupfula
should be taken daily in beverages. A
vegetable diet diminishes the need of
water, while one composed largely of
animal food Increases this need."
AN IDEAL FISH.
Mokink Cksba Are Graeetal, Slim
and Ekrcsnl Creatsm.
There are iu some clear, cold streams
of the north certain fish known locally
as "Mohawk chubs." These fish are
the ideal fish in shape und color—grace
ful, slim, elegant creatures, pure silver
except on the dorsal ridge, which is the
tint of oxidized silver. They are ten
der mouthed and remind me somewhat
of the grayling, although they have not
the great dorsal fin nor the fragile
mouth of that fish. They often inhabit
trout waters, and I have an idea that
trout feed on the smaller ones, al- '
though I have no absolute proof that
this Is true. I know, however, that
pickerel, muskellunge and black bass
strike at them eagerly.
These fish rise to a fly and are often
quite as gamy as grayling. Often and
often I have struck them In trout wa- j
ters and have found them interesting
fighters when tackle is light and water
cold and swift *
Animals and birds appear to be very
fond of them, or at least are often seen
eating them, perhaps because they may !
be easier to catch than trout. Where
Mohawk chubs are, herons and king
fishers congregate. The only time I
ever saw an osprey in that region was
once when whipping that stream. The
osprey dashed down within a rod of
Uie and seized a Mohawk chub that
must have weighed a pound at least,
bearing him up out of the pool and
away across acres of swamp toward
the distant forest. —Robert W. Cham
bers in Harper's Weekly.
The Capital of Uoumanla Is a Sort
of Miniature Paradise.
Though ail Bucharest Is modern, we
find the old eastern methods of mer
cantile construction—little open cup
boards lining the road, dealers squat
ting among their wares, literally at the
receipt of custom, for they make no
effort to invite it, and the various
trades huddle together, here an armory
of rude pottery, richest green and rich
est red; there an arsenal of thick
leathern sandals, a heavy patch of
burnt umber; yonder an avenue of
black sheepskin caps set out upon brass
stands, in appearance like peasants*
heads after a massacre. Out in the
streets are high hillocks of golden
grain, pyramids of pumpkins and blaz
ing piles of scarlet chillies. At inter
vals little congregations wait with
laughing philosophy until they shall
be hired—builders with their hods, la
borers with their spades, all with the
emblems of their toll. Bucharest may
be summed up as a city of pleasures
and palaces, a metropolis of perpetual
carnival, a temple of boisterous Jovial
ity. Her engaging people combine the
color, the grace and the hospitable in
stincts of the east with the comfort
and convenience of the west. Every
instant spent among them yields a
quintessence of life and joy and
warmth and color. A small Paris in
deed? Nay; 'tis a little paradise.—Her
bert Vivian in Saturday Review.
A'ROYAtI FEAPftER' CLOAK.
Kalakaua Couldn't Wear It, and Bis
Groom Disgraced It.
When King Kalakaua of Hawaii vis
ited Japan many years ago he was
very anxious to exhibit to the Japanese
bis famous royal feather cloak. It
did not look well draped over the regu
lar costume of the king, which was
based on European military models.
It was out of the question to wear it
draped over brown cuticle, as was the
ancient fashion. Finally it was de
cided to let Robert, one of his attend
ants, wear it William N. Armstrong,
the king's attorney general, said: "This
additional service delighted Robert,
who now, according to a confidential
statement made to his Japanese at
tendant, was 'keeper of the royal stand
ard,' 'groom of the feather cloak' and
'valet In ordinary.' While in the im
perial car, on the way to Tokyo, the
king's suit had suddenly seen Robert,
sitting in state in the luggage car,
dressed in a silk hat white gloves and
with the gorgeous royal cloak hanging
over his shoulders, the tableau being
coupleted by a group of Japanese at
tendants who were standing before
him lost in admiration." But Robert
was scarcely equal to the dignity that
was his. In his capacity of valet he
preceded the party to the palace as
signed to them, and discovered there
abundance of wines and spirits, which
he consumed until they arrived. He
was found asleep in the king's bed
chamber with the silk hat far down
over his head and the gorgeous cloak
askew on his shoulders. He was at
once deposed from his office of 'groom
of the feather cloak.' "
AN ODD PROCESSION.
Tiny Worms That Travel In a Los*
The sclara, of the genus tipulx, a
tiny wormlike creature which Is found
in the forests of Norway and Hungary
during the month of July or early in
August gather in huge numbers pre
paratory to migrating In search of food
or for a change of conditions. When
setting out on this journey, they stick
themselves together by means of some
glutinous matter and form a huge ser
pentlike mass, often reaching a length
of between forty and fifty feet and sev
eral inches in thickness. As the sclara
Is only on an average of about three
thirty-seconds of an Inch In length,
with no appreciable breadth whatever,
the number required to form a continu
ous line of the size above mentioned Is
Their pace Is of course very slow,
and upon meeting an obstacle, such as
a stick or stone, they either writhe over
or around it, sometimes breaking into
two bodies for the purpose. A cele
brated French naturalist says that if
the rear portion of this snakelike pro
cession be brought into contact with
the front part the Insects will keep
moving round in that circle for hours,
never seeming to realize that they are
getting 110 farther on their journey. If
the portions be broken in two, the pro
cession will unite In a short tune. When
flie peasant meets one of these proces
sions, he will lay some obstacle In front
of It. If It passes over it it is a good
The Japanese Sleeve Dos:.
The Jups have a quaint standard of
perfection by which they assess canine
merits. Thus the sleeve dog has or
ought to have five cardinal "points"—
tho "butterfly head," In which the color
marking represents a butterfly, the
white blaze on nose and forehead
forming the body, and the rest of the
face and ears the wings; the sacred
"V" found in the wedge shape of the
blaze running up the forehead; In the
center of this sacred V an Isolated cir
cle of color, which typifies the "bump
of knowledge;" the "vulture feet" re
quiring ample feathering, as the fring
ing lnilr is technically called, and lastly
the tightly curled, profusely feathered
tail symbolical of the sacred flower of
Japan, the chrysanthemum.
It la Made In Cirrnt V»rl*(r »»* Is
of Exrrlltnl Unalltjr.
A treat deal of g»o:l leather comes
out of the seti-not the kind of leather
that comes from the backs of walrus,
seal and otter. Everybody knows
about that. There to a queerer leather
which conies froui the liodles of lib.
An extremely flue quality of green
leather made in Turkey is manufac
tured from the skin of an ugly fish
called tlie augeltish. This is a kind of
shark—a shark with thick, winglike
fiiis that have earned for him the name
of angel, though he does uot look a bit
like an angel, but rather the opposite.
The sword grips of the officers of the
German army are made from shark
leather too. They are beautiful In
pattern, being marked with dark dia
mond shaped figures. This skin comes
from a North sea shark known as the
diamond shark. German leather man
ufacturers have tried to produce a
leather from animal hide* that shall
supplant the skin, but in vain. Inllke
animal leather, fish leather Is abso
lutely Impervious to water and never
gets soggy from dampness; therefore it
is Ideal for sword grips, as, no matter
how much the hand may perspire, the
grip remains hard and dry.
The sturgeon, despite his lumpy ar
mor, furnishes a valuable and attrac
tive leather. When the bony plates are
taken off, their pattern remains on the
skin, just as the pattern of alligator
scales remains on alligator leather. The
Pacific coast sturgeon and the stur
geon of the great lakes produce a
tough leather belting that is used to
make laces for joining leather belting
for machinery, and the laces often out
wear the belting.
The strange garfish, an American
fresh water fish, with long, toothed
jaws like those of the crocodile, has a
akin that can be polished smooth until
It has a finish like Ivory. It makes
beautiful jewel caskets and picture
frames. The skin of the garfish used
to be converted Into armor by some
tribes of American savages. The hide
is so tough and hard that it makes a
breastplate that can turn a knife or
spear. Some of the finer specimens
that have been found are hard enough
to turn even a blow from a tomahawk.
The savages who wore this fish
armor also used to wear a fish helmet.
It was made from the skin of the
prickly porcupine fish, and besides pro
tecting the wearer's head it was used
as a weapon of offense. The warriors
butted their enemies with it, and as
it had hundreds of ironlike pikes the
operation was eminently painful to the
object of attack.
In Gloucester, the "king town" of
fish, the humble cod has been utilised
with success for making leather for
shoes and gloves. In Egypt men walk
on sandals made from the skins of Red
sea fish. In Russia certain peasant
costumes are beautifully trimmed with
the skins of a fine food fish, the tur
bot. Bookbinders bind books with eel
skin. The eelskin serves another and
less pleasant purpose. It is braided
into whips. The writer was the un
happy member of a European private
school where one of these eelskin
whips was a prominent instrument of
discipline, and he has never cared for
eels since then.
Along the big salmon rivers of Si
beria the natives often wear brilliant
leather garments dyed red and yellow.
They are made from salmon skins. In
Alaska "beautiful waterproof bags are
made from all sorts of fishskins.
The queerest use is that to which the
intestines of the sea lion are put. They
are slit and stitched together to form
hooded coats, which are superior to
India rubber as waterproof garments.
Walrus intestines are made into sails
for boats by the Eskimos of north
western America. —Canadian Harness
and Carriage Journal.
Sydney Smith and Astaiii.
Sydney Smith's love of animals led
him into ludicrous mistakes at times,
as when, having given his pigs fer
mented grains, he found them all
druuk and "grunting "God Save the
King' about the sty," and when he al
lowed one of his quadrupeds to swal
low a mighty dose of pills, boxes and
all. But his "back scratcher" was a
good Idea. He had a theory that every
animal delights to scratch its back
bone, so he put up his "universal
scratcher," a sharp edged pole, resting
on a high and a low post, adapted to
every height, from a horse to a lamb.
Before, all his gates used to be broken;
after the erection of the scratcher he
never sustained any damage, and the
only question was which was the more
pleased with the invention, he or the
animals, as they titillated their hides.
The First Umbrella*.
Those who suppose that the umbrel
la Is a modern contrivance will be sur
prised to learn that umbrellas may be
found sculptured on some of the Egyp
tian monuments and on the Nineveh
ruins. That umbrellas bearing a close
resemblance to those of today were in
use long before the Christian era is
shown by their representation In the
designs on ancient Greek vases. The
umbrella made its first appearance In
London about the middle of the eight
eenth centuiy, when one Jonas Han
way, it is said, thus protected himself
from the weather at the cost of much
Treasures of Russia.
All the czars of Russia hare been
crowned in the famous Kremlin In
Moscow, and in the treasury there are
the thrones of all the emperors of the
past, as well as the historic jewels and
the choicest plate now owned by the
Russian crown. There are 1600,000,000
worth of gold and silver and precious
stones in that treasury, and there are
basins of gold there as big as a baby's
bathtub, and two card tables of solid
Altltnde and Voices.
Generally speaking, races living at
high altitudes have weaker and more
highly pitched voices than those living
fci regions where the supply of oxygen
Is more plentiful. Thus in America
among the Indians living on the pla
teau between the ranges of the Andes
at an elevation of from 10,000 to 14,000
feet the men have voices like women
and women like children, and their
singing is a shrill monotone.
Hadn't Seen lllxu.
The Vicar—Did you see a pedestrian
pass this way a few minutes ago?
Farm Hand—No, sir. I've been workin'
on this tater patch more'n a nower,
and notter thing has passed 'cept a
solitary man. an' he was trampin' on
"And so, IVter, you spell 'women*
with an 'a?'" said the teacher, cor
recting an exercise. "Please, sir," was
the reply, "my papa told mamma only
yesterday that women were singular
Men blush leas for their crimes than
for their weaknesses and vanity.—La