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DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA.
Ring out, ye bells, your sweetest chimos;
Siug. a" y® poets, dulcot rhymes;
Hliout laud, ye crowds, iu strongest praise;
Shine out, fair sun, iu softest rays,
And dauce ye rippling waters.
For Freedom's sons will sing a SOUR,
'£tiat iu a chorus, high and strong,
Shall sounding ring, from sea to sea,
Whose theme of harmony shall be,
America's true daughters.
Oh! they are loyal, brave and true,
And fair the red, and white, and blue,
That in the nation's colors rise,
Shine iu their eiieeks, and brows, and eyes,
And glow upon their banners.
From ocean shore to mountain crest;
From north, aud south, and east, aud west;
From all the bright and beauteous land,
They come, a blessing-laden band,
And singing sweet hosannahs.
With cheering words from such a mouth,
As thine, oh! daughter of the south!
And lovo from such a loyal breast.
As thine, oh! daughter of the west!
The sons can never falt'or.
Aij'l while in north and ea<t shall stand
The earnest, helping, sister baud,
H*vet Freedom's day shall know no night.
But ever shall tJiO tlame glow bright
Upon the country's altar.
• A Tragedy of the Thames. •
The two tall standard lamps in
Mount's resort on board the Primrose
6hed a cheerful light ou the cosy sur
roundir;js. A tire was burning bright
ly in the grate at the further end,
and, to accentuate the sense of com
fort, the cold, treacherous stream be
neath was lapping aud gurgling under
the stout bottom boards.
For days the river, swollen by win
ter streams, had been carrying down
great blocks of ice and frozen snow
froui the upper reaches, and ou this
particular evening London was
smothered iu a dense black fog. So
intense was it that, looking through
the window, it was impossible to see
the little wharf light a few feet away.
Silently aud suddenly it had crept
forward all through the winter's day,
gradually enveloping everything, like
the visible embodimeutof some dread
ful plague. Denser and darker it
grew as the night closed in; wreaths
of it circled aud eddied round the dim
street lamps; it crept under ill-fitting
doors, and through the tightly-closed
windows; until even iu the suug par
lor of the Primrose it made the lights
burn less brightly, and the polished
metal work glint a little more dimly
in the firelight.
"Curious thing," said Mount,break
ing n luxurious silence—"curious
thing how that fellow Dortheim
managed to get. away?,'
"Eh?" said I drowsily, and waking
tip; for, to tell the truth, I was half
asleep when he spoke. "Oh, ah!—
"I heard from Carter's again today,"
Mouut continued. "The police have
tried their very utmost; but they
simply cau't get hold of the faintest
This was apropos of the breaking
up ol' the river swindler's gang, of
which Dortheim was the head, some
fortnight or more ago. On the infor
mation with which Mount and I had
been able to supply them, the police
had raided Dortheim's store, aud effec
tually broken up the whole crew of
them, besides recovering a large
amount of stolen property; but Dor
theim himself had managed to escape
fit the last moment through a sliding
panel, and got away.
"By the way," I asked, "did they
find out where that emergency exit of
Dortheim's led to?"
* - Yes; it was rather a cute con
trivance; it gave intoan old-fashioned,
disused chimney, with a ladder in it.
At the foot of the ladder was a crude
tunnel—l should think Dortheim had
made it himself—which ran under the
foacl into the block of houses opposite;
aud once there he was cs safe us if he
was in Africa. There are hundreds
of different exits from the place, so
it's little wonder they missed him.
But what I cannot understand is how
it is that they've heard nothing of him
eince. It's all very well, you hear
people talk and say, that it's the easiest
thing iu the world to disappear, and
that a simple disguise and a little pre
caution are all that is necessary, aud
«o on. Well, that's all right as long
fcs no one cares twGpence whether you
disappear or not, if it amuses you so
to do. But it's quite another kind of
game when you've got the whole of
Yard at your heels simply
tearing their hair to get hold of you,
Svhen your description, usual haunts,
acquaintances and such-like are all
( duly entered ou the official list, and
when a slight mistake will end a visit
to the hangman."
"I've not yet noticed that Master
J)ortheim is any particular variety of
fool," I interjected. "And as long as
there is a way of evading the gentle
police, I should imagine Dortheim to
be its probable 'inventor.' "
"That's true enough. Give the ras
cal his due. I graut that the mau is
as cute a scoundrel as ever breathed,
but he must be keeping precious quiet
to evade such an exhaustive search as
they are making for him."
"What do you thiuk he's probably
' "Well," said Mount, with a laugh,
"it may sound absurd, but to tell the
truth lam a little uneasy. I believe
that the brute is watchiug a chance to
get his kuife into me before he makes
a final bolt for it. You see, it is prac
tically entirely my fault that he is iu
all this trouble. Months and mouths
ago quite accidentally I stumbled across
the fact of the existence of this man
and his company of fellow ruffians. I
wasn't on the lookout for him in the
.very least. It was eheer luck on my
; part, but ever since then, in nin'e
jcases out of ten, I've had the whip
ihand of him, and, of course, he's feeling
[pretty sure about the raid of the other
( "At first he did not know who it was
who was working against him, but I
couldn't keep in the dark forever, and
directly he knew he began to tr.ke re
prisals, as you saw for yourself when
you arrived so happily at Steppings'
flat. I admit, that it sounds fantastic
enough that a inau whose life is in
momentary danger at the hands of the
common hangman should worry him
self about anything more than on un
obtrusive departure. But you know
what vindictive animals some men are;
they never forget an injury, and
sooner or later they'll have a try at
"But it's not only that. Yesterday,
as I was coming home rather late,
I caught sight of a figure lurking about
here that I rather fancy was Dortheim
or Uis twin brother. I gave chase,but,
what with my lame leg and the dark
ness the fellow got away. This morn
ing J had some neat little brass bolts
screwed onto the hatchway, and I
think I shall have the shutters looked
to. lam ashamed to confess that the
man is getting on my nerves—he is so
duced artful oue can never tell quite
what he will be up to."
When Mount had finished speaking
he sat and stared gloomily into the
fire. It was evident that he was
weary—more so than I should have
expected in a man who was usually
pretty well indifferent to danger.
But for real nerve-straining work
which makes your courage ooze out of
your linger tips, there is nothing like
living for a week or two in constant
expectation of—you don't know ex
actly what; when any minute some
thing may spring out of somewhere
and take you where you least expect
it. You can't give it a name, and you
can't quite explaiu, but the result in
the end is loss of nerves.
I felt quite shivery myself as I sat
there watchiug Mount. Everything
was so deathly still, and over every
thing and around everything and
through everything there lay that hor- •
rible, dark, unclean fog. It lurked in
the corners of the place, making the
shadows deeper. It got into one's
throat and into one's eves, and de- j
pressed one like an evil dream. And
as I sat there, listening vaguely, I
shuddered; and, remembering Dor
theim's face as I had last seen it, I
How long the intense silence had
lasted I don't know. It might have
been five minutes, it might have been
an hour. Anyhow, after a certain
lapse of time, I became dimly con
scious of a faint,regular noise, like the
gentle scraping of a boat's gunwale
against the side of the barge as it
swayed gently on the tide.
I could not say how long the noise
might have beeu going ou, or when it
had began. I simply remember that
gradually, quite gradually, I became
aware of it, and then all of a sudden,
with a start, I realized the meaning of
Mount's two boats were,l knew,laid
up for the winter under canvas ou the
upper deck, but the noise was unmis
takably made by a boat scraping
against the barge. And—well, and j
there was Dortheim!
I leant forward in my chair aud
touched Mount on the arm. I saw \
him start convulsively at the pressure; j
and his further hand slid into his coat |
pocket. The man's nerves were posi- i
tively ou the rack.
"Listen!" I whispered, holding up
my finger to enjoin silence.
We both sat with strained ears, aud j
there it came again—scrape, scrape! i
bump, bump!—at regular intervals.
Mount sprang from his chair and j
crept noiselessly to the hatchway. I i
followed close behind, having armed j
myself with a thick stick. Together
we crouched in the shadow of the
door, while Mount gently slid back
the bolts. The door was oue that
opened outwards, thus affording any
one coming from within partial pro
tection—a fact that Mouut has to be
thankful for for the rest of his days.
He thrust thedooropen sharply,and
stepped out into the darkness with his
arm well to the front, aud at that in
stant there was a crash, a tinkle of
broken glass, and something liquid
aud burning splashed on my hand. I
heard a yell of rage from Mount, aud
saw him spring forward.
"Vitriol!" he said. Aud with that
I, too, sprang out, with my head low
aud covered by my arm.
Two figures were struggling and
twisting in the blackness on the edge
of the upper deck. I could hear the
hard breathing, and see a confused
mass whirling about perilously near
the edge, but which was friend aud
which foe I could not make out at first.
As mv eyes got accustomed to the
darkness, I saw that Mount had got
one hand twisted in his assailant's
collar, while with the other he held
the man's left wrist high in the air.
Dortheim—for he it was—was fight
ing like a demon. I could see his
broad shoulders heave and strain with
every movement. But Mount was
ma I with rage and pain—a consider
able quantity of the vitriol had
splushed over him, and lie was in hor
rible agony from the burning acid;
aud so the two swayed backward and
forward, so closely intertwined that I
could not render assistance.
Presently Mount shouted: "Knock
it out of his hand, Lascelles! Knock
it out of his hand! My leg is giving!"
And then for the first time I realized
why it was Mount struggled to hold
his adversary's haud so high. Dor
theim had got a second glass bomb
filled with vitriol, aud Mount daren't
release his grip.
I made a grab at the man's arm, in
tending either to make him leave go
or break his wrist. But just as I did
so I heard a cry from Mount, and saw
him go down. His wounded leg, which
had burst out bleediue afresh had
given nnder hiin. Dortheim's arm
naturally jerked back, and I missed
my hold. At the same instant he
gave a horrible stream, and, putting
his hand to his eyes,(ell head foremost
into the river below.
I heard his body strike a projecting
corner of the lower deck. There was
a splash and in an instant he was
whirled away out of sight into the
With a word to Mount I hurried to
the boat, which I found moored to the
stern, aud casting loose pulled franti
cally down stream, but after ten minutes
it was evident that there was no chance
of finding him alive or dead in that
inky darkness—in fact, it was with
the greatest difficulty that I was able
to get back to the barge in safety.
Mount had escaped permanent in
jury by a miracle. As it was, the acid
had scarred his temple and hands
badly, but owing partly to the fact of
the door opening outward and partly
because he had naturally emerged in
a stooping attitude (the doorway being
a low one), the full charge had missed
his face, and, beyond the awful pain
at first, he was comparatively little
Dortheim's body was picked up the
nest day in a fearful condition. How
it happened exactly I cannot tell, but
I imagine that the sudden release of
his wrist caused him to grip the frail
glass vessel so tightly that it broke,
aud the acid fell straight on his up
turned face, blinding him instantly. I
shall never forget the poor wretch's
screams as he fell. It may have beeu
retribution, but it was none the less
horrible, and I can't think of it with
However, such was the death of one
of the cleverest scoundrels of the
period, and the leader and organizer
of Dortheim <fc Co.—Answers.
TAXES IN THE CONCO STATE.
Nothing la Free in This Country, Appar
ently, but Fever.
A report on the Congo independent
state issued by the British foreign
office gives a striking description of
the universal taxation system in ex
istence there. A new settler in the
country, having traveled by rail as far
as the railway line is open, requires
porters, but before he can engage any
he must pay for a license. When
provided with that he forms his cara
van, and every load in it pays its spe
cial tax. For the navigation of the
upper river beyond Stanley Pool he
ueeds a steamer, on which another
impost is levied. This vessel cannot
go more than a day without renewing
its fuel. There is an abundance of it
in the forests, audit benefits the tim
ber to remove the dead wood. A li
cense to take it, however, has to be
paid for. Not being always able to
land directly from the steamer, the
settler needs a rowing-boat and is
taxed for that as well. Ashore again,
he finds himself wanting a house. He
must build, but he has to lease his
plot from the state and pay according
to measurement. For buildiug,timber
is required. He has to cut it himself,
but is taxed all the same at so much a
log. Aware of there being no skilled
workmen iu the place, he has taken a
few up with him from the coast. For
leave to make use of them instate ter
ritory he is taxed according to their
number, and if he employ any of the
aborigines to assist in the work there
is a payment due on them also. In
respect of the finished house, a tax is
levied proportionate to the surface it
covers, although he has paid already
for the entire plot. A necessary ad
junct to a tropical house is a detatched
kitchen. That carries another tax.
The settler must pay again on a hut
for his domestic servants and on all
his shelters for his live stock of every
description. In fact, it is a common
saving that nothing is free in the
country except fevers.—New York
Didn't Study Bow to lietreat.
Ever since the troops popularly
known as Roosevelt's Rough Riders
were recruited the soldiers composing
it have been diligently drilliug aud
studying military tactics and mane
uvers. Aboard the transports on the
way to the Cuban coast this drill work
was kept up. Captain Allyn K. Cap
ron, who lost his life in the encounter
with Spaniards in ambush, was in
structor of the officers iu their studies
ou board. His work in that capacity
was characteristic. He found fault
with the many provisions iu the book
of tactics relating to retreat. Too
much forethought as to what to do
"in case of retreat" he believed had a
bad effect upon the men. "If you go
into action you want togo into win,"
he said. "I have heard officers say
in the presence of their men that sol
diers cauuot live iu the face of a
direct fire from the modern rifle. You
had better impress upon your men
that the only way for them is to
charge through, and to charge through
it quickly." This sentiment met with
Lieut.-Col. Roosevelt's approval aud
indicated precisely the policy that was
followed when the men actually came
under Spanish fire a few days later.
The Americau soldiers did magnificeut
work because they had been training
and preparing for just such an emer
gency as confronted them and because
they possessed the bravery and cool
ness to execute iu the face of danger
the maneuver that had been planned
in advance. —Chicago Record.
Why Sampson Joined the Navy.
Admiral Sampson's selection as a
naval cadet is reported to have been
in a great measure due to his mother.
The family lived in Palmyra, N. Y.,
and was poor, the father being a la
boring man, who earned the larger
share of his support by sawing wood.
The elder Sampson objected to having
his son enter the navy. The mother,
however, is credited with firmly re
marking: "Let us show the world that
we have one son who is able to do
mora ihuo aarrv a aau buolc. "
EHB realm §
OF FASHION, I
A Design With Low Square Neck.
In this design by May Manton
maize-colored wool challie dotted with
rings of black is stylishly trimmed
with narrow black satin ribbon gath
top. Over the shoulders from the
edge of the square-cut waist double
epaulettes are arranged by gathers at
the top to stand out stylishly over the
This charming style can be made up
to wear with separate guimpe, the
Tesigu providing the outline for the
low, square neck and short puffed
sleeves. One or both of the epau
lettes may be omitted or they can be
iiade of ribbon to match the sash.
The mode is suitable for any kind
sred on one edge and put on in even
ly spaced groups of three rows on
?kirt and waist.
Sash of maize taffeta ribbon diagon
illy striped with lines of black and
inished with maize silk fringe.
The pretty blouse waist is arranged
jver a lining fitted with single darts,
under-arm and shoulder seams, clos
ing in centre-back. The yoke is ap
plied and the lining may be cut from
underneath if so preferred. The front
and back are gathered top and bottom,
being fitted -with short shoulder and
under-arm seams and arranged iu
soft, becoming blouse fulness at the
waist. The sleeves are two-seamed,
a full Empire puff being set on at the
of material in silk, wool or cotton, and
lace or embroidery, insertion, braid or
gimp may be used for decoration.
To make this dress for a girl of
eight years will require three yards
of material forty-four inches wide.
A Gracefully Rounded Basque.
Cadet-blue broadcloth is shown in
the large engraving, stylishly deco
rated with black silk braid in two
widths. The graceful rounded basque
will call forth the admiration of all
who admire severe styles. It is a
decided revolt from the blouse, and is
rendered less trying than the tailor
modes by the bretelles that finish in
pointed revers at the waistline. The
faultless adjustment is by double bust
darts and under-arm gores, the curved
centre-back seam and the side forms
in the lining serving as a foundation
for the smooth, seamless back. The
smooth back can be omitted and the
lining portions covered with the ma
terial if a back width seam is pre
ferred. The basque closes in centre
front, the vest portion being included
in the right shoulder and under the
bretelles, closing over on the left,
where it is secured with hooks and
loops. The neck is finished with a
standing collar that closes at the left
side. The two-seamed sleeves, slight
ly full at the top, are mounted over
fitted linings, the band of wide braid
at the wrists having a scroll of the
narrow on top to correspond with the
rest of the decorations.
To make this basque for a woman
of medium size will require two yards
of material forty-four inches wide.
r A Revival in Shawl*.
There is to be a revival in the fash
ion of using lace. It is appearing
everywhere. Old-fashioned lace
shawls, in both white and black, are
being used over colored linings for
wraps. The shawls are not cut, but
fall in natural folda from the shoulder
back. Lace gowns are paining rapid
ly in popular favor. Irish lace of
every description is much worn, both
111 making up entire gowns and in
trimming. A pretty lace gown has a
skirt of black Chantillv over black
satin that falls in a graceful demi
train. The bottom of the skirt is
edged with a ruching of black and
white chiffon. The bodice is of black
accordion-plaited chiffon, Moused over
white chiffon. There is a tall stock
of black velvet and a narrow black
A Famous Woman fainter.
The usual way in which Mine. Hen
riette Ronner, the famous cat painter,
works is by pmcing a cat in a glass
case made for the purpose,-with cush
ions which invite the animal to assume
a natural position. What is more re
markable is the fact that one never
sees a cat in her house. Whenever
Mme. Ronner wants to paint one she
has a model brought to her.
A Clever Woman.
A young woman, Miss Estelle Reel,
of Wyoming, has been appointed Su
perintendent of Indian schools, and
will have the honor, it is stated, of
being the first woman, outside of the
Postoflice Department, to receive an
appointment confirmed by the Senate.
As Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion in her native State, she has ac
quired familiarity with school matters,
aud has done good work.
Li Hung Chang's Wife's Many Frocks.
The wife of Li Hung Chang is said
to possess 2000 frocks, aud has half
that number of waiting women in at
tendance upon her.
Black Velvet With ICuflles.
RulHes of silk or net, finished with
black velvet ribbon, are seen in a great
many of the new skirts.
The Fashion in Petticoats.
The newest petticoats for everyday
wear are of silky-looking checked al
pacas. Petticoats of colored lawn,
pink, cream, blue, lilac, green and
red are sold to wear under muslin
frocks. They are made iu various de
grees of elegance. Some have a piu
gle wide frill at tlie foot, others are
ornamented with three rallies, while
still others have tiny tucks, ruffles and
bauds of lace insertion.
Garment For a Growing Boy.
No garment worn by the growing
boy is more thoroughly comfortable
and satisfactory thau the blouse. The
model shown is well suited to flannel
of all sorts, light stripes being correct
for warm weather wear, dark, plain
colors for present use in the gymna
sium or in the ball field.
The fitting is accomplished by shoul
der and under-arm seams only and the
closing is effected by means of buttons
sewed to the edge of the right-front
and button holes worked through the
center of the box-plait which finishes
the left. The sleeves are one-seamed
and comfortably loose. The fulness at
the shoulders is collected in gathers
and seamed to the arm's-eye3. The
wrists are finished with straight
stitched cuffs seamed to the edge of
sleeves. At the neck is a sailor collar
simply finished with maohine stitch
ing. At the lower edge is a casing
through which an elastio band is run.
To make this blouse for a boy of
eight years will require three yards of
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Sensitive to every little indiscretion in
eating, even to exposure to draughts and
:o over-perspiration—this condition is
pleasantly, positively and permanently
svercomt) bv the magic tonic touch ol
Hood's Sarsaparilla, wiiicli literally
'makes weak stomachs strong." It also
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hungry, and drives away all symptoms ol
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Training Cavalry Horses.
Every horse enlisted in the army
lias togo through a course of instruc
tion just the same us every recruit.
It is important, therefore, writes Gil
son Willetts, in Leslie's Weekly, that
the horse as well as the cavalryman
?hall understand his business. The
animal is given a lesson in running
round a central point, with a rope
tied to his neck. Balky or unruly, lie
is strapped and thrown to the ground.
Later he is taught the various gaits,
is given a course in trotting and gal
loping. Following this, he is given
bending lessons, how to passage right
to left, how to turn on forefeet, and so
on. In the drill the movements of
the cavalry horse must be like ma
chinery. He must be like a circus
horse, understanding every command
of his master. Another interesting
feature of training a horse is to make
him lie down when commanded. In
battle, horses are used by the caval
rymen as breastworks. When a horse
will lie down when commanded the
most difficult part of the training pro
cess is over.
A LIVING WITNESS.
Mrs. Hoffman Describes How She
Wroto to Mrs. Pinkham for
Advice, and Is Now WelL
DEAR MRS. PISKUAM: —Before using
your Vegetable Compound 1 was a
great sulTerer. I have been sick for
months, was troubled with severe pain
in both sides of abdomen, sore feeling
hiwer part of bow
els, also suffered
l could not sleep.
followed your direc
tions, and cannot praise your medicine
enough for what it has done for me.
Many thanks to you for your advice.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has cured me, and I will recom
mend it to my friends.—Mrs. FLORENCE
R. HOFFMAN, 512 Roland St., Canton, O.
The condition described by Mrs. Hoff
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lots of sick women struggle on with
their daily tasks disregarding the
urgent warnings until overtaken by
The present Mrs. Pinkham's experi
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with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, and for
sometimes past has had sole charge
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating by letter
as many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
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