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WHAT THE BULLET SANG.
O, joy of creation,
O, rapture to fly
A fid be free!
Be \.he battle lost or won,
Though h* smoke shall hide the sun,
I ahull find my love—the one
Born for me!
I shall know him where he stands,
With the power In his hands
t shall know him by his face.
By his godlike front and grace,
1 shall hold him for a space
All my own!
tt Is he—O, my love!
It Is I—all thy love
It is I, O, love what bliss!
Dost thou answer to my kiss?
Ah, sweetheart, what is this?
—Bret Harte, In Harper's Weekly, 18G1.
j THE STALLED TRAIN, J
P BY HELEN BEEKMAX.
The north-bound train on the Phil
adelphia & Erie was in the midst oi
the wilderness of hills and forests
that is so picturesque and even grand
in the summer season.
It was Saturday afternoon, and the
afty emigrants and travelers—men,
women and children—expected tc
get into Erie nnd make a connection
with the Shore road early on the
It had been shedding snow feathers
all day from a sky of leaden gray, that
grow more sombre as night ap
At midnight the train came to a
stop. The dozing people started up,
•übbed the glass aud looked out. The
laiut light from the windows revealed
snow, and only snow, rising up to the
"Are we at the station?"
This que tion was asked of the con
ductor by a low,sweet voice, and stop
ping he saw a beautiful girl. He hail
noticed her frequently during the day,
tnd resting against her shoulder was
in elderly lady, evidently an invalid.
The conductor stroked his brown
oeard nervously, and bending over, as
if he did not wish tbe passengers to
liear, lie said:
"There's something of a drift
»head, miss, but we hope to get
As he went off with his wire-bound
lantern swinging from his arm, the
train began to back and kept backing
iill it had gone some distance. Then
same another stop, then another for
ivard movement. The puffing grew
ouder, the speed greater, and the
engine, like a desperate charger under
the spurs of a daring rider, plunged
into the drift that tilled the long cut.
Again tbe train -was brought to a
itand, aud still in ceaseless descent the
snow came down on all sides.
A tall, muffled man, with a dark
nustache and large, blight eyes, rose
from the seat behind Mrs. Paulding
md her daughter, Julia, aud as he
passed them Julia asked:
"Would you please, sir, to let us
snow if there is any danger?"
"Certainly, miss," replied the
(tranger, and as he spoke lifted his
liat and went to the front of the car
»ud out 011 the platform.
Here he met the conductor and the
angineer talking in anxious tones.
"Try it again, Jim," urged the con
"But where's the use? AVe have
JO fuel, and the steam is down to '2O
pounds and still a-sinking."
"Can't you back out of the cut?"
isked Martin Reynolds, tho young
"Back out of the cut, sir?" re
peated the engineer as he drew his
blue sleeve across his swarthy brow.
"Why, bless you, the cut runs back
"or six miles, and the snow in parts of
it is high as the smokestack by this
"How far docs the cut extend
ihead?" asked Martin Reynolds, who
was the coolest of the three.
"About two miles, and after that
ihe road gets worse aud worse."
"Are there any farmhouses near
"No,sir; I doubt if there's a human
boing outside of the train within ten
iniles of us," replied the conductor.
"It is now midnight," said Martin
Reynolds, "aud I presume nothing
ean be done till adorning."
"I doubt if we'll be able to do any
thing in the morning. Wo must wait
till they find us, and heaven only
knows when that will be."
Martiu Reynolds went back to
where Julia Paulding was sitting,
supporting her mother, aud not wish
ing to tell them the worst, he said:
"We can't get on till morning, so we
might as well make the best of a bad
bargain by being as comfortable as
As the car was by no means full, he
arranged two seats, aud some wraps
of his own, which with those of Mrs.
Paulding made a comfortable bed,and
then he insisted that they should both
lie down and sleep.
He was one of those men whose
presence begets confidence, aud whose
voice carries with it an authority that
melts resistance and makes obedience
Having made the invalid and her
daughter as comfortable as possible
under the circumstances. Martiu Rey
nolds went off and did the same for
emigrant women and children iu the
other car. And so it was that by
morning even the conductor and
engineer—having exhausted their own
native resources—obeyed him as if he
had a commission to direct.
All the remaining fuel—it was not
mnch—was taken back to the twe
passenger cars nnd orders were
given to use it ec luomit-ally.
When daylight came a number of
man, Martin Reynolds in the advance,
succeeded in cutting a track to the
top of the embankment. From this
point the train was nearly hidden, and
before and behind, far as the eye couid
reach, was one vast snow-level.
Martin Reynolds had learned that
tLerd was food enough on the train to
last the people for that day; now he
saw that many days must elapse before
thoy could be reached, if indeed their
whereabouts be learned by those anx
ious for their safety.
"I wish we only had a telegraph
operator and instruments ou board,
we might send word where we are and
how we're fixed," said the conductor.
"While you're wishing," said the
engineer, "it costs no more to wish us
out of this scrape. Can't you see
that the telegraph lines are all down?"
"Come men, help me to dig up one
of the wires —all of the wires," said
Martin Reynolds, himself setting the
"What good will that do?" asked
the conductor, working like a beaver,
"I am a telegraph engineer, and
understand operating," replied Martin
"But you have no instrument to
send or receive a message?"
"Trust me," was the reply.
After much shoveling the wires were
found where they had fallen with the
Quick'as a flash Martin Reynolds
cut one wire, and kneeling down
placed an end in each corner of his
mouth and against his teeth. He
waited for a few seconds; 110 current
passed through, so he cast it away.
Another aud another wire was tried
with the same result, till only oue re
So far Martin Reynolds had been
very calm,but as he raised the broken
ends of the last wire to his lips—the
wire ou which the fate of so many
people depended—his strong hands
The others watched eagerly. The
wires had been in his mouth but a few
seconds when they saw his face flush
and a glad light come into his hand
Holding the wires against his teeth,
"Lock Haven; who are you?" was
"Cleveland; all the wires to the
southeast are down but this."
"Have you any news of the P. & E.
train that left here Saturday morn- j
"No, and don't expect to have for a !
Quick as thought Martin Reynolds
brought both wires together. If the
batteries were not shut oil' he might
Rapidly the edges clicked the alarm.
"Who calls?" asked Cleveland.
"The P. & E. train."
"Where are you?"
"111 deep cut north of Kane.
Women and children in danger. For
God's sake send hel"—
At this instant the circuit was
broken, but the news was flashed of
Cleveland was two hundred and
fifty miles away, but the people there
were told that hnman beings were in
danger of perishing, and soon a mil
lion brave men would know it."
Martin Reynolds went down aud j
made the pe:>ple give liim all their j
food. This ho divided into rations, [
aud locked up what he did not serve !
He took care of the poor invalid,
cheering her with the hope of a speedy !
rescue, and promising Julia to stand 1
by her till he saw lier safely lauded in j
With the two dull train axes he
made the men cut fuel and carry it
down to the cars, so that when another
night came there was no danger of
Sunday parsed; Monday came and
passed, and the last scrap of food had
been dealt out to the hungry children.
Tuesday came, and the men who
were famishing proposed to make their
way through the snow mountains to
some settlement, but Martin Reynolds
prevailed on them to wait.
It was late in the afternoon when a
shrill whistle was heard far up the
road, but it sounded like music and
gave the people heart.
It was near dark when men reached
the train laden with supplies. And it
was another day before the train got
through to Erie.
The people blessed their deliverer,
but he replied that he had done noth
ing that any other man with his
kuowledge would not have done.
Julia Paulding refused to believe
this. The mail had come a hero to
her, all the more of a hero for his
gentleness and modesty.
Martin often blesses the storm that
promised such disaster and brought
him such a blessing. He thinks the
invalid, now restored to health, a
model mother-in-law, and he has won
the legal right to protect Julia under
all circumstances.—New York Led
A Bold Desperado.
Australian pa]>ers which have re
cently arrived in this country contain
columns about a stage hold-up sensa
tion which developed into a comedy.
The first report had it that a mail
coach in New South Wales was held
up, and that bushrangers had made a
big haul of checks and postal orders.
Most of the passengers by the coach
lost their jewelry. Mounted police
were in hot pursuit and arrested a
man named James King. Then it
came out that there was only one rob
bei, who relieved the passengers
while he had a dummy figure stand
ing by the fence. Moreover, he held
up the coach with a toy pistol." The
police have found upon him five or six
caps of the sort that children use with
make-believe firearms.—New York
GIANT PHILIPPINE BEES.
■oneymalcers Which tt Is Propose* 112
Introduce Into the United States.
There is one race inhabiting the
Philippines which will be a welcome
addition to American citizenship and
receive every facility and inducemenl
to emigrate to the United States aud
engage in the skilled labor in which il
has no peer. This is the giant East
Indian honey bee, whose immense
capacity for making honey and was
has interested the department of agri
culture in the consideration of at;
early effort to introduce it into the
United States. It is nearly one-hall
larger than the American native honey
bee, and builds a comb, heavy with
wax and honey, five or six times as
large as those found in Americai
orchards and forests.
In the Philippine Islands theii
colonies arc most numerous in the
mountains, as the increasing quest ol
the natives for their honeycombs haf
driven them from the unprotected flat
lands of the coast to the less thickly
inhabited and more heavily wooded
mountain regions. The Filipinos find
their daily bread a rather easy prop
osition, but they are very fond oi
honey on the staff of life. There if
also a large demand for wax for use ii
The big bees build their hives on
tall forest trees or on the overhanging
ledges of cliffs. When undisturbed
branch swarms build near the pareni
colony, so that in a few years an im
mense bea settlement often grows up
in the forest. The bees build a comb
five or six feet long, four feet wide and
from seven-eighths to one and one-ball
inches in thickness. Tbo largest
combs of American honey bees are
not of moro thau one-fifth these di
mensions. In appearauce the giant
bee is a smoky, glittering, iridescent
black wasp-like figure, with orange
bauds encircling its body. There
have been reports that this bee ia
most ferocious and on account of its
great size extremely dangerous, but
Prof. Frank Benton of tbe department
of agriculture, Washington, has seen
and handled them in their jungle
haunts, and he tells a different story.
They are such busy aud persevering
workers, according to Professor Ben
ton's account, that they have lost
dexterity with their stinging appara
tus, and though they may alight, full
of wrath and with evil intent, upou
human hand or neck, they do not
handle their offensive weapon with
skill, and it takes them twenty or
thirty seconds to get their sting in
working order. They are quiet as
compared with American bees.
Petitions have been coming intc
the department of agriculture for
years asking that the government in
troduce these giaut bees into the
United States. No attempt at bring
ing them here has ever been success
ful. Professor Benton tried to bring
to the United States a swarm of these
lioneymakers which he captured in
the jungle. While he was sick in bed,
ou his way home, no one else on the
vessel would atteud to them aud they
all died.—New York Sun.
Waft- Wizard living with IIIA Secret.
Uncle John Pate, one of the last ol
the race of ante-bellum negroes left in
this vicinity, is dying. He belonged
before tbe war to tbe Pate estate, aud
is now 71 years of age. Uncle John
nie has always been considered one of
the characters of the town. He was
a racehorse rider in his younger days,
and in a moment of frankness told a
white friend that he only "threw" one
race in his life, and he was paid to dc
that. Uncle Johnnie has always been
looked upou with awe by the othor
colored people of the city. This is
because he bears a well-established
reputation as a "conjuror." It is a
matter of local tradition that when
Uncle Johnnie does a "wart talk"
those unsightly protuberances fade
away as the morning dew before the
Uncle Johnnie has always kept his
"wart talk" a secret. Ho says it was
trausmitted to him by au ancestor.aud
that it has been in the family since
Ham started into colonize Africa. He
will not accept money for his services
as a wart conjuror, and says that even
an expression of thanks will dispel the
charm. He promised to impart the
wart secret to some friend before he
died and give the formula of "wart
talk," so that Cloveiport should al
ways have a real, live "conjuror" to
conjure away its warts in an hour ol
necessity, but,, as Uncle Johnnie is de
lirious and nigh unto death, the chances
are that his secret will be buried with
him, and that he will betlie last of the
"conjurors." Breckenridge (Ky.)
The Appetite of the Shark.
A considerable part of the food or
fishes at the Aquarium is composed of
other fishes—herring, cod, and so on
cut into thin strips and slices and
pieces of one size aud shape aud an
other, according to the wants of the
fishes to be fed. Only clean and
sightly food is put into the tanks, and
so iu cutting up the food there may
be more or less refuse, heads and
tails aud other parts that must be
thrown away. This depeuds, how
ever, on how many sharks there are
in the Aquarium. Just now there are
twelve in the big contral pool, and
there is no refuse thrown away. They
are not very big sharks, the biggest
of them about four feet, but their ap
petites are good, and twelve sharks,
eveu if they are not very large, can
get away with a good deal of food.
They eat all the refuse food and like
There are two sharks in one of the
Aquarium's large double tanks which
get for food nice shiny pieces out of
the side of the fish, but it is probable
that they would rather be with their
twelve brothers in the pool, revelling
on the heads and tails.—Now York
1.. NEW YORK FASHIONS. i
||| THE LATEST DESIGNS FOR WINTER COSTUMES eg
NEW YORK CITT (Special).—The
moat radical change this season in all
the array of fashionable garments has
been made in the contour and general
style of capes. The most approved
models, like the golf cape shown in
the large engraving, are longer than
any we have worn for years, and the
shawl shapes and other effects are
wholly new, and in most instances
very odd and striking. One model is
formed like an open-fronted ciroular
of three-quarter length, the lower dip
of the cape in the back coming well
over the length of the dress. To the
entire edge of this cape is added a cir
cular flounce, very wide at the back
and graduating up to merely two or
three inches as it nears the throat.
Another somewhat shorter style, but
entirely covering the lowest curve of
the hips, is very much cut away on
the fronts, revealing nearly all of the
dressy front of the bodice of the gown
made en suite. The entire edge of
this cape is cut in deep scallops which
are bordered with either silk gimp or
a line of narrow fur, and beneath
these scalloped edges is set a gathered
ruffle, which is likewise graduated in
This ruffle is made sometimes of
jilk the color of the cape, or of mater
ial matching the cape. A feature of
very many of the capes, coats, over
akirts, redingotes and fancy jaokets
this season is the curved effect given
to the fronts. Some of the models in
coats aroh directly toward the hips,
like a man's very English cutaway.
No wardrobe is wholly complete
without a wrap that can be slipped
THE MOST POPULAR THING IN GOLF CAFE 3.
on and off with ease. The novel cape
shown in the accompanying small il
lustration serves every need, while at
the same time it is chic in the ex
treme, representing as it does the lat
est Parisian style. The model is in
3atin-faced cloth in soft mode, with
yoke and bands of applique edged
with velvet ribbon, but bengaline and
all heavy silks, as well as lace, aro
The foundation is circular and ex
tends to the edge of the third ruffle.
The yoke is faced ou, and the two
upper ruffles are stitched into place
as indicated, but the third and last is
seamed to the edge. All three arecir-
cular in shape and they, as well as the
foundation cape, are lined with silk.
The pointed revers are cut separate
and attached to the fronts and are both
faced with white mousseline de soie,
which was purchased shirred ready
for use. At the neck is a standing
collar, within which is a double frill
of mousseline, which is also white.
To make this waist for a lady of
medium size live and a half yards of
material twenty-two inches wide wil 1
Smart Frock* For Girl*.
Many smart frocks for little girls
are braided in straight and zigzag
lines around the skirt above the hem.
The majority of the bodices end atthe
waist in a band, and jacket bodioes
usually.are held in place by a belS.
Yokes are frequently elaborately
braided and supplemented by cap*-
, like trimmings on the shoulders, unit
ing in the epaulette, -nitha point fall
ing on the fore part of the arm.
Glrlft' Blouse Keefer.
The combination of reefer collar and
blouse jacket shown in the illustration
is both novel and stylish. As here
given, the material is covert cloth
banded with braid, and the garment ii
designed for general wear with an;
gown, Jjut all Baiting materials, a:
well an cloth of various sorts, can bi
treated in a similar manner.
GIRLS' BLOUSE REEFER.
The seamless back and pouched
fronts are joined by shoulder and un
der-arm seams, the basque portion be
ing separate and seamed to the jacket
at the waist line. The right front
laps well over the left, where the clos
ing is effected by means of buttons and
buttonholes, an additional row of
buttons being added to give the double
breasted effect. The neck is slightly
open at the front, and is finished with
a deep collar that is square)at the back
and is finished with rows of braid.
The sleeves are two-seamed and fit
suugly. The garment is lined through
out with changeable taffeta, blue aud
To make this blouse for a girl of
eight years of age, one and one-half
yards of material fifty-four inches wide
will be required.
Girl'* Literary (tangle*.
Girls with taste for literature affect
to put great faith in curiously shaped
bangles of oxidized silver with favor
ite quotations from Shakespeare in old
English letters. But if one really
wauts a supply of wisdom beyond the
understanding of any man, let het
supply herself with a gold bangle
with a Buddha set in diamonds; or,
better still, with a frog set in jewels.
The last two bestow both health and
happiness, besides the appearance of
A Great Egyptian Queen.
Upon a beautiful obelisk in a tem
ple at Karuak, Egypt, are inscribed
the name and cartouche of Queeu Hat
shepsu, daughter of Thotmes I. (B.
C. 1500), the woman who raised Egpyt
to the pinnacle of its highest great
ness and made Thebes as a capita
more glorious than Babylon or Nine
veh. Her reign lasted twenty-one
years, and was memorable for th«
energy of her administration aud the
prosperity of her peoplo.
A I'retty Bathrobe.
A bathrobe 'cannot be said to have
exactly what is called style, for it is
intended for good, practical servico.
but there are bathrobes aud bathrobes.
They can be made almost coquettish,
if not stylish. A pretty pink bath
robe is double-breasted, aud just be
low the waist line is carried around
over the left hip, and fastened with a
big fancy button. Auother blue one
I is trimmed with a white, wooly fringe,
llemove Tlieir Hats in Clturcli.
The Bev. Charles F. Goss, pastoi
of a Preßbvterian church in Cincin
nati, Ohio, has succeeded in getting
some of the women of his congrega
tion to remove their hats and sit with
bare heads during the service.
For Ureuy Occaalon*.
All-over lace gowns in cream and
! ecru over white satin are worn for
1 Iressy occasions, and sleeveless coats
| of Irish guipure are one of the pretty
, accessories of evouing dress.
Damaak Silk* lleTlnd.
The beautiful damask silks of a
! generatiou a*o have been revived.
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Mrs. A. A. Llbby, Pownal, Maine.
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A Duck's Wonderful Walk.
New Zealand is justly proud of a
wonderful duck, whose exploits are
told in a letter to the London Specta
tor by J. M. Bitcliie, Esq., of Balvrold,
This duok was of the Paradise var
iety. It lived at a sheep station
twenty-one miles from Timaru, Can
terbury, where its owner, a house
keeper, had dipped its wings so that
should not fly.
When the housekeeper changed to
a new plaoe she took the duck with
her in a basket by train to Timaru, by
another train for ninety-five miles, and
in a coaoh ten mileß to her new home.
Soon the duck, whioh had been liber
ated from its basket, was and
mourned for as lost.
Some time after the housekeeper
visited her old home, and was as ton -
| ished to see the duok swimming on its
familiar pond. That it slowly and
! painfully waddled 120 miles was ob
vious. But how did it find the way
through a rough and hilly country?
THE ILLS OF WOMEN
Ajid How Mrs. Pinkham Helps
Mrs. MART BOLLINGER, 1101 Marianna
St., Chicago, 111., to Mrs. Pinkham:
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