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Fair as tho summer azure
A timiil violet blew
(Close to tho fort's embrasure
O'er which the hot shells flew.
'Neath battle-sqaoke and thundor
The (ort WHS quietly stilled,
Its huge wall blown asuuder.
Its brave defenders killed.
Still on the fortress battered,
Whose heroes lay entombed
Beneath their banners tattered,
The peaceful violet bloomed.
•~R. K. Muukittriek in Collier's Weekly.
| A City Tragedy.*
"My goot frient, what shall I hat' !
ione mit this?"inquired Stomp pathet- !
tcally us I entered bis room one day. !
" Tere is a man who hat' to see me
;ome, and he cannot speak del - words
nor hear, and he haf hurt der haud so
dot he to write is not aLle."
Stomp was. evidently in a state of
•oine excitement,for his ner\ ous energy
.vas always in direct ratio to his in
ability to speak the Queen's English.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"More monkey dricks, "said Stomp.
"Fah! I with der human race dis
gusted am. I come home aad my din
aer expect, and I find dot, and he haf
give me dis!"—saying which he flung
* dirty scrim of paper across to me.
1 unfold® it, and saw an erratic
icrawl, evidently written with a blunt
peucil, and so much smudged and
* mearetl as to be illegible in parts. I
managed to decipher painfully a few
"Komraen sie gleic'i. F.dgen . j
Sie haben mich gefangen. Bringen
sie ein anderer in . pres- '
sirt. A. de B."
"Explain this drivel," said I, toss
ing the paper back.
"Ach, drifel you shall gall it, my so
goot friend! Dot is der language of
"Fossibly, "I answered. "It's Greek
to me, anyway."
"The paper haf say," said Stomp
solemnly: " 'Come at once. Follow
(brobably der bearer). They haf
?aught me. Bring another man with
you. Urgent.' Und it is signed 'A. j
de B.' Dot is De Brenne, who haf
been gone from England six months.
I do not understand, but I haf think :
that rows there will be. This bagan
is der servant of my frient. He was j
born mit dree senses only. You will
come with me? Und on der way I will
tell you der story of De Brenne."
"Yes; of course I'll come," said I.
"I'm spoiling for a row.
"Dere shall be der very big rows,"
All this time the deaf-and-dumb
messenger sat motionless as a carved
statue, watching our faces as we talked.
[ tliink that, in common with others
afflicted us he }vus, he had tlie power
of understanding our speech by the j
movement of our lips. At any rate,
liis face brightened when lie saw
Stomp making preparations to start,
and sprang from his chair with a low
gutteral sound unlike anything L ever
heard before. It gave me quite a
shock, and, turning rapidly to the
man, I saw that the hair on the back !
Df his head was darkened and matted
together. Stomp's eyes followed
"Ya, I haf noticed," he sain. "Dere
♦ill de der tirst-glass rows. Haf you a
I shouk my head.
Stomp unlocked a case on the man
telpiece and handed me one, a long
barrelled 32 Smith Wesson; the
lellow '„»> it he slipped in his pocket.
"They're not loaded," said I, snap
ping the breech to.
Sto.np grinned. "I have der shells
in my bocket. But der moral force is
fier safest; you might shoot me in der
4eg or der pinafore."
"You do make a fair target," I re
/orted, a little nestled, for I think
fometliing of myself as a revolver shot,
*nd Stomp'r waist measurement is a
He lcckeil at the uncanny mes-
who, with another of his gut
tural sounds, nodded, and made swift
for the door.
When we got outside Stomp hailed
h four-wheeler, and glauced inquir
ingly at our guide. "Piccadilly?" he
*sked. The man grunted, and Stomp
Repeated the word to the driver.
"Now,"said he,as the cab lumbered
»long, "I shall tell you der story.
This De Breuue of whom I spoke,der
•criter of der note, is a great friend of
inline. I haf known him many years,
file is very rich man; his uncle haf
left him all the money. There is also
X>usiu of De Brenne dot is named
silvestre; he haf de Bortuguest blood
]n der veins, und is also der nephew
t>f der rich uncle.
"Silvestre he haf hated my frient
pecause he haf der money, und he haf
i>p?e, dwice, und again sworn dot he
with him will be level. Once ders was
* shooting accident, den dere was a
tire. Oh! der cousin is a very clever
man, I tell you! At der last he was
»o enterprising that De Brenne he
came to me and say, 'Stomp, der at
mosphere is not healthy. I think I
will travel on der confine it for a
liddle whiles.' Dot was six months
Ago, und now they haf caught him, und
there shall be rows. Der cousin
Is a scoundrel. So, I haf said."
The cab rattled drearily along the
wet, half-deserted streets, and finally
pulled up at the entrance to a narrow
little passage at the back of Berkeley
"So,"said Stomp, "they have caught
Vim in own house."
The deaf-and-dumb messenger
scrambled off the box and opened the
door for us, and we followed him along
the narrow pavement in the pouring
rain. About fifty yards from where
the cab v.as standing he stopped op
posite a small door let into the wall,
and motioued us to be quiet.
He the door noiselessly with
• una!! key, and we walked softly*
■ along a dark, narrow passage of con
siderable length. As far as i could
make out we were entering one of the
Berkeley square houses by a private
entrance. I whispered as much to
Stomp, who nodded in reply, at the
same time holding up a warning finger
not to speak.
Our guide, who was leading,stopped
suddenly, and Stomp aad I stumbled
up against him in the darkness. Just
ahead I could see a tiny spot of light,
evidently a hole in the panelling,
through which the interior of the bril
liantly lit room beyond was visible.
Stomp applied his eye to this, and
for a second or so the point of light
was blotted from view; then he drew
back bis head with a jerk, and with a
sudden hissing, indrawn breath.
"Ach! der villains!" he said, in a
hoarse whisper; and,slipping his hand
into his pocket, he handed me some
shells. "Der play-agtiug business is
over. Den - rows shall be real rows."
And he snapped the breech of his
revolver to wish a vicious snap.
The j auel slid noiselessly into its
casing in the wall, and Stomp and I
stepped into the. room. I shall never
forget the view that met my <-y *. It
seemed us though I were dreaming,
acd had suddenly been wafted back to
mediieval days; it was incredible that
such a scene should be enacted here
in the end of the nineteenth ceutury,
in a smart house in the very heart of
a great city. Firmly lashed to an
ordinary kitchen table chair sat a man
whom I immediately recognized as De
Brenne from Stomp's description. His
head was bent forwards, and round
his temples was a piece of tliiiy cord
twisted so tightly that it had cut into
the fl< sh. A man behind him was in
creasing the pressure from time to
time by turning a short piece of stick
which was inserted in the cord, whilst
two others were making preparations
for even more ghastly and inhuman
De Brenne's face was a putty color,
and great beads of prespiration were
streaming down it. On a small table
iu front of the group was what looked
like a legal document, pens and ink,
and a jug of cold water, which had
evidently besn used to revive De
Brenne should he losa consciousness
under the terrible ordeal.
The room was perfectly quiet, save
for a low moan now and again from
the victim as an extra twist or so made
the pain unendurable. The three
fiends were so occupied with their
brutal tusk that they did not notice
"Will you sign?" asked the mani
pulator of the string iu a low,pleasant
A stifled moau was the only answer,
which rose to a sharp wail as the stick
wus turned another half revolution.
Stomp raised his arm, paused for a
secotul stea lily as a rock, presseil the
trigger, and the man's arm dropped
limp from the elbow downward. He
gave n yelp of pain and surprise, which
was echoed by his two companions,
and clapped his other hand to the
wound. TLi3 string relaxed and De
Breune's head dropped forward on his
chest—he had fniute 1.
"Hands up!" shouted Stomp. One
of the two uninjured men slipped his
hand behind his coat-tails.
Crack! we lit the revolver again, and
a small pocket-pistol droppeil to the
floor, whilst the fellow's haud was
splashed with crimson drops.
It was wonderful shooting. I be
lieve Stomp cauld have picked out the
buttons ou tho man's waistcoat had he
"Now," said Stomp to me, "will
you haf der goodness'totake down the
der curtain-ropes and to tie up eler
hands of our friends therewith?"
This I did whilst Stomp still kept
them covered with that ominous black
smudged barrel. After which he
crossed the room and, throwing open
tho windows waked the stillness of the
night by requesting the presence of
"a boliceman" in stentorian tones.
Marvellous to relate, one came in less
than five minutes, followed by three
more whom he summoned.
Meanwhile I had been doing my ut
most to revive De Brenne, with suffi
cient success to enable him to make a
short statement to the inspector, which
resulted in our three friends being
marched off iu safe keeping.
The story was briefly as follows:
De Brenne had gone to the coutiuent,
but his pursuers had tracked him, anil
with fiendish ingenuity had hunted
him buck to England to his own
house, so that he would be lianily for
signing the required documents. The
house was empty,save for a caretaker,
whom they had spesdly got rid of,and
De Brenne's own deaf-and-dumb serv
ant, whom they retained after ensur
ing themselves against the possibility
of his communicating with the out
side world by writing.
They had then calmly kept De
Brenne a close prisoner iu his own
house, and started to torture him
systematically until such time as he
would sign a will iu his cousiu's favor
(datsd some years previously). Had
they accomplished this, they would
have again carried him abroad and en
sured a fatal alpine accident by the
simple process of dropping him over
the edge of a convenient precipice,and
; leaving hiui to be discovered.
Luckily for De Brenne, however,
j he had been able to get a note con
. veyed by his servant to Stomp unob
' served, anel so was enabled, as the
; latter remarked, "to finish up on der
He Got the Penny.
"Why is a great strong man like
you going about begging?" asked a
lady of a tramp, who begged for a
"Ah, madam," replied the tramp,
i "mine is the only profession in which
! a gentleman can address a beautiful
j lady without the formality of an ia
t reduction." —Tit-Bita.
WAR CURE FOR YELLOW JACK.
A British Naval Surgeon Says It Wa* •
tSurreai Off the Chinese Coast.
"Yellow fever, I see," said a mid
night wayfarer as he stopped before
an alarming war bulletin. The man
looked as if he had just got off a train
from anywhere, and he was in a mood
to chat with any stranger who stood
next him, as men so often ara
in these war times, when all Ameri
cans seem to be kin. "Yellow fever,
I see. Well, that doesn't scare me
worth a cent. No, sir. Yellow fever
doesn't do much harm to an army that
has plenty of excitement. Now, if the
Spaniards would suddenly get quite
peaceable and orderly so as to leave
the army there without any excite
"Yes, I know what I'm talking
about. There was an old doctor I
knew in Canada that used to be a sur
geon in the British navy, and he told
me how he stopped yellow fever on
his ship when they were doiug some
kind of naval work at the mouth of
the Peiho river, or some such river,
011 the Chinese coast. He said the
Chinese fixed a chain across the mouth
of the river, and before the British
could get in they had to file that chain
in two. Every time a boatload of men
went to do some filing the Chinese
would pepper them with musketry
from under cover of the shore, so that
filing was a slow job, but a very ex
citing job. Lots of the men in the
boat got hit.
"Just about the time this filing be
gan one of the crew reported sick
with yellow fever symptoms, then
another, and another, until it got
about the ship that yellow jack had
come aboard. The doctor said he
knew that if the men had got to
thinking about it they wouid a'll get
the fever, so the next man that re
ported with the symptoms he just or
dered him, instead of lying down, to
stand by and wait for further orders.
In that way the doctor got together
a g(A>d half dozen of yellow fever pa
tients ready to join the next gang
that was ordered off to do cable
"He told me that those patients of
his didn't the least object to his pre
scription. They would just as lief
have a Chinese bullet in the open air
as die of yellow fever between decks.
But of course only some of them got
hit, and the doctor declared to ma
that not one of tliern died of yellow
fever. So, you see, he saved the
lives of all the balance, according to
that, and the fever didn't get any hold
on that crew.
"Do I believe it? Why, certainly
I do. No, I don't understand much
about faith cures, but I do know that
it's more than any one man can do to
face bullets and have yellow fever at
the same time."
Tills Court Hits Hard.
William Jennings, a litigant before
Justice Robert M. Bowling of Kansas
City, Kan., was beautifully whipped
for contempt of court anil by the trial
judge the other day. He appeared
before the court ami offered to tile an
affidavit in an attachment suit setting
forth that he did not own the wood in
"How is this?" inquired Judge
Bowling. "Did you not testify when
this case was up before that you did
own the wood?"
"No, I never said anything of the
kind, and any man who says I did is
a liar," retorted Jennings, excitedly.
"So you meau to say, then, that I
am a liar?" said Justice Bowling, in
dignantly, rising to his feet. "This
court will take a recess for fifteen
minutes, and we will go outside and
settle this matter."
"Do I have to fight?" exclaimed
Jennings, in some confusion.
"Yes, sir, you do!" thundered the
judge. "It is a rule of this court,
sir." Saying this the judge pulled
off his alapaca coat, and in less time
than it takes to tell it the two men
were out in the street and were at it
hammer and tongs. In ten minutes
Jennings' eyes were closed, and he
was so badly battered that he looked
like he had been run through a stone
crusher, while the judge, sans hat,
sans coat, sans shirt, stood panting
for breath, but with the dignity of
his court upheld. Judge Bowling did
his man up in style. He called a car
riage to reqiove him. As the carriage
was pulled up to take Jennings away
Judge Bowling was heard to say:
"Any man who insults this court
will have to fight."—Cincinnati En
The Winsome Shaker Girl.
"A Shaker girl comes very near the
poet's ideal iu all the sweet endow
ments of maidenhood," writes Made
line S. Bridges of the Shakers of
Mount Lebanon, New York, iu the
Ladies' Home Journal. "She is frank,
modest, gentle, refined in voice and
movement, and with that utter uncon
sciousness of self as rare as it is de
lightsome in this age of self-assertive
femininity. The Shaker boy—but
why speak of impossibilities? I will
not say that 110 Shaker was ever a boy,
but I firmly incline to think that 110
boy ever was a Shaker. The growing
youths at Lebanon were hearty and
healthy as outdoor air and exercise
could make them, and full of fun and
mischief—the exuberant vitality that
makes itself heard and seen—this iu
striking ooutrast to the extreme quiet
ude and precision of the grown-up
"It is sometimes asked how Shakers
amuse themselves. A pertinent an
swer would be that they do not appear
to feel the need of amusement, because
their days and hours are so full of in
terest Nevertheless, such need is
provided for, two evenings iu the week
boing set apart for social pleasures,
conversation, music, recitation, read
ing aloud, etc., iu which both sexes
participate. In summer pleasant out
door reunions are held.
1 THE REALM OF FASHION. S
Garb Between Dresses anrt Tronsers.
While it is unquestionably true that
irousers are worn by extremely small
Doys, the kilted skirt still has a place
ind fills the inevitable gap between
iresses anil genuine mannish garb.
The suit shown in the illustration is
aiade of dark blue galatea with collar
ind shield of white duck and trimming
Df blue brnid, but pique, gingham and
linen crash, as well as flannel and
serge, are equally suitable.
The blouse is fitted with shoulder
and underarm seams only and pouches
well over the belt at both back and
front. The neck is cut low and fin
ished with a genuine sailor collar
which is seamed to the edge. The
sleeves are one-seamed and have the
' FANCY BLOUSE WAIST.
fulness at the wrists laid in narrow* j
pleats which are stitched into place, j
The skirt is straight and hemmeil at !
the lower edge. The fulness is laid in j
box pleats and the upper edge is
seamed to a fitted waist which holds it
securely into place, a placket being
placed at the centre back. The shield
portion which completes the neck is
faced into the lifted waist, so avoiding
all unnecessary complication.
To make this dress for a boy of four
years of age four yards of material
tweuty-seveu inches wide will be re
Laillei' Blouse TVaist.
Lilac and white striped taffeta with
shield of tucked and sailor collar of
plain white edged with frill of Liberty
silk combined to make the May Man
ton model shown in the large engrav
ing one of the most effective of the
faucy blouse waists.
The waist is arranged over fitted
linings that close in centre front,
which may be omitted if not desired.
The fronts are gathered at the shoul
ders and waist line and pouch fashion
ably in centre over the belt.
The V opening ends just below the
bust between the edges of which the
shield is disclosed, the standing col
lar and shield being tucked before be
ing shaped as shown by the cut. The
shield is sewed to the right lining
front and closes with the standing col
lar over the left shoulder and under
edge of sailor collar. The full back is
gathered and arranged to a square
yoke, which presents a flat adjustment
under the sailor collar, gathers at the
waist line collecting the fulness in cen
The large sailor collar with pointed
ends is a stylish feature of this waist.
Under its edges ends of lilac satin rib
bon are tacked and tied in a smart
sailor knot at the front.
The two-seamed sleeves are mounted
on fitted linings, the fulness at the top
being gathered to puff out stylishly
and the wrists are completed with frills
of Liberty silk. Belt of lilac satin
with gold buckle.
To make this waist for a lady of
medium size will require two and one
quarter yards of material forty-four
Concessions to Women Doctors.
Concessions have been made to
women doctors in Russia. It has been
officially announced that they shall be
equally entitled with men to all State
privileges connected with their pro
fession. This includes both political
and social rights; it will open to them
all official posts and will entitle them
to pensions, which will not be taken
away hy marriage, and may descend to.
their children. With women's progress
in political and social freedom and . in
education, the young Empress has
great symyathy, and she is saitl to
have had a good deal to do with the
concessions just granted to women
Frills For tlie Dresses.
Many of the pretty silk, crepe de
chine and veiling dresses are finished
with three tiny frills of ribbon, lap
ping each other, and gathered mod
erately full. These frills, though not
novelties, are newer than those made
of the dress goods, and they are given
a novel effect by the deft manner in
which they are adjusted, and by the
beauty of the various two-toned or
double-faced ribbons used. If the
frills are made a bit too wide the effect
is spoiled. They must not measure,
all told, more than three inches; there
fore, ribbons a trifle over an inch wide
are the proper selection.
Passing of a Famous Millinery.
Owing to the growth of Paris,
France, the once famous milliner's
shop, "A la Belle Anglaise," in the
Place du Roule, will shortly disappear.
It was founded in 1765. Elizabeth
Foster, the Duchess of Devonshire.
Mme.» Recamier, Pauline Bonaparte
and Marie Antoinette patronized the
place, and Chateanbriaud bought his
eravnts there. It is a picturesque lit
tle house, one story high.
The Fashionable Lorgnon.
The newest lorgnon or fan chain is
made of small pieces of red coral un
evenly cut. It reminds the average
woman of her childhood days when
she wore a white frock with a red sash
and a long chain of these little coral
beads wound round and round her
neck. Any womau who kad the fore
sight to save her coral beads has on
hand n fashionable chain, for there is
next to no change in them.
A Handsome Sailor Gr.wn.
A handsome model for an autumn
tailor gown is made of pale heliotrope
cloth in a bourette weave, figured with
tufts of white camel's-hair. The jacket
of heliotrope cloth turns back with re
vers of olive-green velvet, showing a
blouse vest of white cloth braided in
green and gold, with narrow belt to
match. The skirt is open up each side
to the waist, revealing panels of white
cloth with cloth straps crossing them
piped with velvet and almost covered
with the green and gold braidwork.
A French Organdy Design.
French organdy, showing a bluet
design, with green leaves on a white
ground, is here tastefully decorated
with blue baby ribbon and white
lace. The full waist has the front r.nd
back shaped in one portion with a
perfectly straight upper edge. This
is gathered in five evenly spaced rows,
which are distributed over the neck
of the glove-fitted lining which sup
ports the fulness. 'Smooth underarm
Korea separate the full fronts r.nd
back, and the lining closes in centre
WOMAN'S BLOVSE WAIST.
front.' The full waist may close at iho
left shoulder and unlerarni seam, or
the more practical centre-front closing
is quite possible and can be readily
made invisible, if so preferred.
To make this waist for a woman of
medium size two and one-half ysrd®»
of material forty-four inches wide
will be rec aired.
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Scarcity of Tin.
The scarcity of tin ore in the world
is pointed out by Geologist B. G.
Skertchley.of Australia,in a published
monograph. He shows that while
known gold fields cover 1,500,000
square miles of the earth's surface,the
located tin fields have an area of only
12,500 square miles. The seven tin
districts of Europe produce about 8300
tons yearly, with 8000 tons of this
credited to the Cornwall mines. Asia
has two tin districts; Hunan, in China,
said by some to yield 10,000 to 20,000
tons annually, but proven to yield less
than 2500 tons per year; and the tin
mines of the Straits Settlements and
adjacent territory, the richest in the
world, yielding 58,000 tons yearly.
Africa has no known tin mines; North
America has no paying mines; South
America mines less than 4000 tons per
year, in Bolivia and Peru, and Aus
tralia contributes about 0000 tons a
A Spanish soldier's usual meal con
sists of bread, olive oil and garlic.
Meat he rarely gets, and to this has
been attributed the fact that his
wounds heal so rapidly.
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