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That Mysterious -BY... ETHEL A. SOtiTMM CHAPTER VI. I "it Is very awkward, but then it is list exactly what one might have sup- osed would happen." Lady Howard poke in a strangely perturbed tone 'or the past few minutes she had been coupled in reading the London pa- er, but the remark, which was ac- ompanied by a faint sigh, was evi- ently the outcome of a previous con- ersation. "If one has a particular ntipathy for a certain individual, one tay be quite sure that, as ill-luck will ave it, one will be brought in con- ict With that very individual at every irn and corner; and It has just been > with Major Brown. During the past lur or five days we must have had oc- ision to speak to him at least a )zen times. What with lending us s umbrella on the day we were caught that thunder shower, helping in the arch for Sambo when you lost him ;e other morning, and to crown all, scuing you almost from under the ipfs of that tiresome horse upon the lore yesterday, we seem to have pass- o»r time in saying nothing but lank you,' to him. Really e very- ing has happened as awkwardly as it uld. Of course accidents are con- jntly occurring; still I cannot imag- B how you managed 'to get under e lioofs of that horse." "Well, yes—it was troublesome of !. It would have been almost bet• if it had killed me outright," was •elyn's answer from the deep em- isure of the window, where she was ting before a small writing table sily scribbling off several notes, ut, anyhow, we were under an ob- atlon to him for getting wet through our account the other night, when that pouring rain he found us a cab er the theater. After that, we were iged to be polite to him." 'Yes—polite of. course," agreed her yship, twisting her rings somewhat lUghtfully round and round upon her ?ers; "but you have to be more than promi sf :u oll9 L b r. 1 «-«?'«"»™iH. .£ ^WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2f, 1899, *™* J "~ a "-^--^-^ r T''f"-VMiilfffiiiTMm I ifiiiiiTii 1 Hi hiinirii in i .. i . . . * v*TWV a check book was lying on th« ta* hie. "A check book?" Evelyn nodded. An, i dare say it wag mine." r.»tm? X 8 , uspected ." observed Falkland ca.miy. -Are you aware, though, that GEN* LAWTON KILLED. Shot White Oil the FIHng Line at San Mated. MANIT.A, Dec. SO.— Major General Is a most dangerous practice 'leav- ncnt> y w - Lawton has been shot and 5 nyour chcck book about like that?" killed Rt Sft n Muteo. He was standing Dangerous!" Evelj'n laughed. "Well, ih fronfc of llis troops, woe shot -in the yes; I suppose that it would be con- Breast and died Immediately. General -sidered dangerous by some people who kawton loft homo Monday night, hav- so on the principle of locking up ev- ln e returned from his northern opera- --rj-tning, f ro m the wine cellar itself , tions Saturday to lead an expedition «own to such trifles as penny stamps through Marlqnina valley, which has been an insurgent stronghold through- HOUSE COMMITTEES* and halfpenny post cards. mornnc ho seems thoroughly to understand feelings upon the subject " '' my h imseK , " * Pr ° misco "°> 13 an acquaintance by chance case he h^d t r°n fkn ° W h , im: aml ID hi * ««*> ne had not even done anything for which wo were under any obligation to war Evelyn's prompt reply "My dear child, what are you talk" Lady Howard's tones were impatient. "Mr. Falkland':-: was quite si different case. We made Ins acquaintance by chance; bui 1 should have been just as reluctant to have anything to say to him as i am about this other mr.n if we had r-ot discovered in him an old friend of both my husband and your father. At the same time I must say I never met anybody before in whom I could place such complete confidence. He is so different from the general run of young men, who can talk of nothing but theiV shooting, their horses, and their dogs." "Oh, yes-he is very nice, of course: but -Miss Luttrell paused for a moment-"]^ is not exactly a young man!" ° "Possibly not." The touch of impatience in her ladyship's tones was superseded by one of distinct annoyance. ' Neither," she added, "Is this mysterious individual with whom you have struck up such a warm friendship. I should imagine there are only a very few years difference in their ages." "Now, Aunt Lydla. do not talk nonsense! Major Brown may be as olc! is Methuselah for all I care! And. as for saying that I have struck up a friendship with him—well, that is •eally mean of you!" Evelyn pushed inck her chair, advanced to the micl- lle of the room, and with her hands clasped behind her, gazed serenely at her aunt. "You surely know that you ,!« , - — — -" xet check books, I should imag- inc. scarcely come uuder that category," remarked Falkland with quiet sarcasm. "But perhaps you have forgotten our Conversation of a week ago?" he supplemented, with a significant glance from Evelyn to Major Brown, who was standing silently passing his stick along the edge of the gravel path, an edified listener to the discussion. rose At his words the hot color quickly to Evelyn's cheeks, mounting o her forehead and spreadin over ., ^ - spreading over hroat and ears. Like lightning her thoughts had gone bank to that moraine when her first encounter with Major Brown had taken place; and, as she realized to what Mr. Falkland was alluding, a feeling of the utmost annoyance took possession of her. But worst of all was the knowledge at Major Brown had raised his head Did was wonderlngly surveying tho crimson hue of her cheeks, and prob- u-Iy even divining tho cause of her confusion. This last thought was too much for her. Without another word, ind giving Gilbert Falkland only one •lash of her angry eyes, she suddenly turned away and walked off indignantly towards the house. "The wretch!" I hate him!" she murmured a moment later, as she stepped "rough thc 0 Pen window of Lady Howard's sitting room and threw herself into a low chair. One contemptuous glauco she gave at her check book as it lay open on the table by her side, and then, as though auuoycd by the very sight of It, she took it up, and, thrusting it into aer writing ease, locked the key angrily upon it out the war. The valley has several times been invaded, but never held by the Americans. General Oernomo was supposed to have there the largest organized force north of Manila, and General Otis wished to garrison Mariquina. San Mateo was attacked at 8 o'clock and a three hours' fight ensued. This resulted in but few casualties on the American side, apart from the death of General Lawton. General Lawton was walking- along- the firing- line within 300 yards of a smnll sharpshooters' trench, conspicuous in the big white helmet ho always wore, and a light yellow raincoat, lie was also easily distinguishable because of his commanding stature. The sharpshooters directed several close shots which clipped the (Trass near by. 11 is staff ollicers called General Lawton's attention to the danger ho was in, but he only laughed with his usual contempt for bullets. Suddenly he exclaimed: "I am shot!" He clenched his hnnds in a desperate effort lo stand erect a?id fell into the tirms of a staff officer. Orderlies rushed across the Held for surgeons, who dashed up immediately, but their efforts were useless. Shortly afterward the American troops entered San Matco. IttlCNKLIK WOllKIIEH ENGLISH. ''<§=. CHAPTER VII. It was two days later—a soaking THRUSTING IT INTO HER WRI TING CASE, LOCKED THE KEY. narily polite to a man who has d your life. es— that Is it," said Evelyn lugu- isly. : Is very, annoying—the whole af- has been so unfortunate," pro- 3d Lady Howard with emphasis t were absolutely necessary thai should be rescued by somebody, all and good; but there is not an' person in the hotel whom d not have chosen to undertake task in preference to that man.' elyn received the . information in ce. Leaning her elbows on the of the table, she let her chin slowly into her two palma and I out reflectively through the window. •IU there is nothing really against she suggested at length, with t though perceptible diffidence. -he is very nice to talk to. The objection is that nobody knows h f is, and that his name is W —plain common 'Brown' — with- Ven an 'e' to add a little elegance And of course one generally B that an officer is at least Weman." » officer? Nonsense, child! Bete calls himself 'Major Brown,' 111 suppose that is any criterion of oaltlon iu society?" Lady How- poke quite disdainfully. "He may officer, certainly— he has the ap- 9W of a soldier— but it is far UKely, slnce nobody pan disco v»W regimen^ he\ is }n— and there name l» the retired Army he is merely^ a major of vol- merely^ a major Fl lij an obscure country town, «n »JP ? vul ^r but honest trade or sugar reflner." be, of course. Pigs, I be- way fly,., returned; Evelyn, nib- of pen a per- - Uflcpnvlncedi expression. "But suggestive o( eltber did more towards making that acquaintance In the ten minutes when you talked to him last evening and overwhelmed him with thanks for rescuing me than I could have done in a whole year! Why, if I had not known to the contrary, I should have thought he was the one person In the hotel for whom you had the greatest respect!" "Yet, what else could I do, when, but for his timely aid, yon might at this very moment be lying lamed for lifo or even dead?" returned Lady Howard, with a little shudder. "Oh, no! You did quite right, of course!" said Evelyn thoughtfully. Perhaps nobody realized more fully than herself how much she had to be thankful for. "But do not say it Is my fault if he—well, If for the future he does not .merely take off his hat and pass on with a distant bow when he chances to meet you!"—laughing lightly. No; the distant bow was quite a thing of the past, their acquaintance was on a totally different footing now •a state of affairs to which Major Brown himself was thoroughly alive when, half an hour later, ho chanced to meet Miss Luttreli in the garden. He welcomed her warmly, persisted in showing her some now plans for a projected golf course, and was still walking by her side when a turn iu the path brought them face to face with Gilbert Falkland. "So there you are, Miss Kve!" he began by way of greeting, utterly ignoring her companion. "I was just wondering where the bird had flown. The words were spoken lightly, in the same familiar half-patronizing strain which Mr. Falkland usually adopted towards tho daughter of his old friend. "Five minutes ago, when I was passing along the verandah I noticed that the window of your sit•- — that the that vet afternoon. Ever since early morning- the rain had been descending in a steady persistent downpour, beating upon the scorched grass, dashing to pieces thc rows of stately calceolarias and geraniums, and converting every path and flight of steps into as many miniature streams and turbulent cascades of seething waters. Major Brown, driven almost to despair by the depressing prospects of the day, wandered aimlessly from billiard room to smoking room, from smoking room to library, and at last .sat down before one of the writing tubles and hastily dashed off one or two unimportant letters. His correspondence completed, he directed and sealed the envelopes, and was leisurely affixing the stamps, when his attention became suddenly arrested by something on the sheet of blotting paper before him. What was it? With the exception of a number of indescribable hieroglyphics and the impression of a line of more boldly written characters, which had evidently been hastily blotted, the surface of the pink sheet was perfectly blank. Putting up his eye glass, he scanned them for at least a couple of miuutes la absolute silence, and then, giving a cautious glance round the room, as though a sudden thought had struck him, he advanced, blotting book in hand, towards a fantastically- framed mirror which stood above tho marble mantel. This further scrutiny was, to all appearance, even more successful, for, as Major Brown held up the strangely interesting sheet close to the glass, a smile of satisfaction immediately lit up his face. (To he continued.) Claims Territory Which la Considered Vital to KiiKllgli I'l-oRi-os*. NKW YOIIK. Doc. S3.—London papers just received display much anxiety over the attitude of Menelik, emperor of AbysKinia, toward England. At present there is :i dispute between this potentate and Great Britain as to the boundary between Egypt and Abyssinia and it is feared that Menelik may consider tho present un excellent time to make a demonstration against the British. Tho scheme of Cecil Rhodes of a Cape-to-Cairo railroad, or rather the plan of n British empire extending without any break from the Mediterranean to Capo Town, would be spoiled if Menelik finally succeeded in planting the Abyssinian flag over a point on the White Nile. Menelik has sent troops to occupy the countries which he claims as his own. In view of an approaching conflict with Great Britain, the negus has acted like president Kruger of the Transvaal and has made extensive warlike preparations. The number of Abyssinian soldiers who could be eall- ed upon to make use of these weapons is somewhat difficult to estimate correctly. Still, Count Antonelli, diplomat and traveler, estimated at nearly 200,000 men the force that Mcneliic could put in line some years ago. M'KINJLKY KXrKKSBKS KOIIUOW. Leading Committees Appointed by Speaker Henderson. WAsiimGxbs, Dec. 20.--The following are the leading committees of the house as named by Speaker Henderson: Ways and means—Payms. Now York- Dalzell. Pennsylvania; Hopkins, Illinois 1 Grosvenor, Ohio; Russell, Connecticut!; Dolllver. Iowa; Stuele, Indiana; TaWnev Minnesota; McCali, Massachusetts; Lone' Knnsns; Richardson, TcnnessoG; Robertson, Louisiana; Swanson, Virginia; Mc- Cle'ilan, New York; Newlands, Nevada- Cooper, Texas. Appropriations—Cannon, Illinois; Bln.tr- hani, Pennsylvania.; Groiit, Vermont; Hemtnwny, Ihdiana; Barney, Wisconsin- Moody, MaFtS.ichtisetts; Push, Kentucky; Van Hooris, Ohio; AlcCIearv, Minnesota' Llttauer, New York; Livingston. Gcors'a; McRae, Arkansas; Ailen, Mississippi; Hell Colorado; PH-roe, Tennessee; Benton, Missouri; Taylor, Alabama. Judiciary—G. W. Ray, New York; Jenkins, Wisconsin; Parker, Now Jer«ev Overstreot, Indiana; Alexander, "New York; Warner, Illinois; Kerr. Ohio: Llt- tlefU-ld, Maine: Freer, Wvst Virginia; Kahn, Ca.ltnrnla; Terry, Arkansas; De? Armoml. Missouri. Lanhnm, Texas; EI- llolt, South Carolina; Underwood Alabama; Smith, Kentucky; Fleming, Georgia. Banking and currency—Bro?lus, Pennsylvania; Fowler, New Jersey: Hill, Connecticut: I rlntv. Illinois; Capron, Rhode Island; LaiiR, Iowa; Calderhcad, Kansas* uvtrstrr-et Indiana; Loverlng, Massachusetts; Shatluc. Ohio; Cox, Tennessee; BlnlilngB, Alabama; Drlggs, New York; inlberl, South Caro;lnn; Rhoa, Kentucky: • Thayer, Massachusetts; Lewis. Ueorgla. Interstate and foreign commerce—Hepburn, Iowa: Fletcher, Minnesota; Sher- rnan, New York; \Vanper, Pennsylvania- Ooy, Missouri; Corliss, Jllchlpan; Stewart. New Jersvy; Uarham, California; Hawley, Texas; Mann, l.l.noig; Loverlng;, MasKachUBC-tts: McAleer, Pennsylvania; pavey,_ Louisiana; Adamson, Gc-ort'ia; Two Happy Thoughts. From far-away Ceylon comes a funny little story. A tea planter who had a glass eye was desirous of going away for a day's shooting with a friend, but he knew that as soon as tho natives who were at work on the plantation heard that he was going they would not do a stroke of work. How was he to get off? That was the fjiies- tion. After much thought an idea struck him. Going up to the men, he addressed them thus: "Although I myself will be absent, yet I shall leave one of my eyes to see that you do your work." And, much to the surprise and 'bewilderment of the natives, he took out the gln.ss eye and placed it on the slump of a tree and Jeft. For some time the men worked industriously, but at last one of them, seizing his tin in which he carried his food, approached the tree and gently placed It over the eye. This done, they all lay down and slept sweetly until sunset.— Wavcrly Magazine. Cobles a Touching Tribute to tho Memory of tho Fallen Hero. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—The president has scut tho following cable to General Otis: "I learned with inexpressible sorrow of the death of Major General Lawton and ask to share with the oih'cers and men of the Eighth corps in their grief. One of the most gallant ollicers of tho army has fallen. At the same time the sad news caine to us his nomination as a brigadier general of the regular army had already been made for transmission to the senate, but no rank can enV-ncc his fame. Ho rose from the ranks of the Ninth Indiana volunteer infantry, filling- every grade in the service to that of major general of volunteers, and in three wars was conspicuous for bravery and devotion to duty. The country mourns the death of this intrepid leader. Convey to Mrs. Lawton my heartfelt sympathy in her overshadowing affliction. "\VlI.UA-M ing room \vas wide open Strong Mr. Stubb—Can Sally see good through her new glasses? Mrs. Stubb •—Yes, John, but she says they exaggerate. Mr. Stubb—Exaggerate, Maria? Mrs. Stubb—Yes, outrageously. The other night she declared the moon had a golden rim, and then she found out it was her glasses that had a golden rim. Grounds tot It. Quinn—I wore one of those new rubber collars to save laundry bills, De Fonte—Was it a success? Quioa—No, I had to throw it away. Every one I met yelled "Rubberneck." Sp»l»'» Sunday School*, In all Spain there are only " B the " " " II. S. Patent Office ISuMiieas. Dies MOINKS, December 21.—The inventions for whk'li we prepare and prosecute applications for patents receive free notices, when allowed, in ovir weekly reports, published in about 500 western newspapers. S. ]J. Crane, of Perry, la., has been allowed a patent for an electric apparatus specially adapted for the purpose of examining the i.ietnbranes and locations of inallinmations and abnormal growth and disoiders preparatory to surgical operations or the application of medicine. 480 patents were issnt-d this week in which list are Si for Iowa, 10 for Nebraska, S for Kansas, 1 for North Dakota, 1 for South Dakota, 8 for Missouri, 9 for Minnesota, 41 for 84 for New York. Valuable information in printed matter sent to applicants free. Correspondence solicited. Consultation and advice free. THOMAS G. OKWIO & Co., Registered Patent Attorneys. Africa has nearly 700 languages and this fact presents (freat difficulties to missionary effort. ICugland'* Colonial System Is Doomed. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 21. —Prof. Arthur M. Wheeler, of Yale, head of the department of JSivropean aistoiy, in an address on the situation in the Transvaal, said: "England's colonial oystem is doomed because of her blundering- policy in South Africa." --" v vj i -uui.nnin.ijn, jtVmtlll.-iUII , Vjl-llri id i Davis Florida; Muller, New York; Shack, liifonl, Missouri. Hivcrti and harbors—IHirton, Ohio- Ucc-ves, Illinois; Dovener, West Virginia; n.shop^.Mlohigau; Acheron, Pennsy!";tti'a- Mnri-la, Minnesota; Alexander, Now York; lunjjue, Oivgon; Lawrence, Massachusetts; Davidson, Wisconsin; ditchings Mississippi; Lester, Georgia; Banlcheiut, Alabama; MeCulloeh, Arkansas; Berry, Kentucky; Sparkman, Florida; Bail, Texas. Mi-rchnnt marine and flfiherlea—Olros- yorigr, Ohio; Hopkins, Illlno's; Yomiff, Pennsylvania; Lybrand, Ohio; Green, Massachusetts: Minor, Wisconsin; Stev«»!.•,, Minnesota; Jones, Washington; I'ordney, Michigan; Waeliter. Maryland; Kltzcerald, Massachusetts; Devries, Ca.l- fornla; Splght, MlHsleslppl; Daly, New Jersey; Hansdcll, Louisiana; Chandler, Now York; Small, North Carolina. Foreign affairs—Ilitt, Illinois, Adams, Jr., Pennsylvania.; Cousins, Iowa; W. A. Smith, Michigan; Heatwole, Minnesota; Glllott, Massachusetts; Fowler. New Jersey; Lnndls, Indiana; Clarke, Now Ilamp- sliira; Brown, Ohio; Dlnsmore, Arkansas; Clark, Missouri; Williams, Mississippi; Berry, Kentucky; Howard, Geor/jla; liur- loson, Texas; Seudder, Now York. Military affairs— Hull, Iowa; Marsh, Illinois, Kctcham, New York; Brownlow, Tennessee; Parker, Now Jersey; Capron, Rhode Island; Slovens, Minnesota; Dick, Ohio; Momlell, Wyoming; Ksch, Wlscon- nln; Sulzer, Now York; Cox, Tennessee; Lcntz, Ohio; Hay, Virginia; Jott, Illinois; Bl.iyden. Texas; Broussard, Louisiana; Pedro Perea, New Mexico. Naval affairs—Boutollo, Maine; Foss, Illinois; Dayton, West Virginia.; Louden- Blacer, Now Jersey; Hawley, Texas; Butler, Pennsylvania; Bull, Rhode Island; Mudd, Maryland; Watson Indiana; Mot- calf, California; Cummlngs, Now York; Meyer, Louisiana; Tatc, Georgia; Rlxey, Virginia; Kltchln, North Carolina; Vandl- ver, Mlusourl; Wheeler, Kentucky. Pacific railroads—Powers, Vermont; Hepburn, Iowa; Paris, Indiana; Shattuc, Ohio; W. A. Smith, .Michigan; Davenport, Pennsylvania,; Brown, Ohio; FOBS, Illinois; Thropp, Pennsylvania;. Drlscoll, New York; Sluyden, Texas; Quarlca, Virginia; Shenriard, Texas; Flnley, South Carolina; Nuonun, Illinois. Labor—Gardner, New Jersey; McClenry, Minnesota; Lorimcr, Illinois; Showaltur, Pennsylvania; Emerson, New York; To!- bert. South Carolina; Rhta, Kentucky; Cummlngs, New York; CalUwell, Illinois; Rlprdan, New York. Reform in tho civil service—Glllett, Massachusetts; Lp.ndls, Indiana; Lacey, Iowa; Bromwell Ohio; Fowler, New Jer- fioy; Boworsock, Kansas; Mann, Illinois; Metcalf, California; Robertson, Louisiana; Terry, Arkansas; Klllott, South Carollaa; Fitzgerald, Maat-achuseUs; Glynn, New York. Immigration—Shattuck, Ohio; Graff, Illinois; Adamas, Pennsylvania; Howell, New Jersey; Baker, Maryland, Lawrence, Massachusetts; Knhri, California; Otey, Virginia; Campbell, Montana; Ruppert, New York; Wilson, New York. Census—Hopkins, Illinois; Russell, Connecticut; Babcoclt, Wisconsin; Heatwole, Minnenota; Aehcson,Pennsylvania; Crum- pacUcr, Indiana; BurlelRh, Maine; Brownlow, Tennessee; Grlfllth, Indiana; McDowell, Ohio; Wilson, South Carolina; Ryau, New York; Klutzz, North Carolina. Postoffioes and post roads—Loud, California; Ketcliara, New York; G. W. Smith, Illinois; Gardner, New Jersey; Sperry, Connecticut; Lorlmer, Illinois; Broinwell, Ohio; Blnghum. Pennsylvania; SIcPherson, Iowa; C'romer, uiaiami; Swanson, Virginia; ^Moon', Tennessee; Grlggs, Georgia; Burke, Texas: Little, Arkansas, Sibley, Pennsylvania; Cowherd, Missouri; Perea, New Mexico. Public JandE—Laeey, Iowa; Eddy, Minnesota; 'Monde.ll, Wyoming; Mliler, Kansas; Burke, South Dakota; Jones, Washington; Burketl, Nebraska; Esche, Wisconsin; Moody. Oregon; Needham, California; Khafro'th, Colorado; Kleberg, Texas; Devries, California; Meaklson, Ohio; Griffith, Indiana; Wilson, Idaho; Brun- dlgc, Arkansas; Flynn, Oklahoma. Indian affairs—Sherman, New York; Curtis, Kansas; Eddy, Minnesota; Stewart, Wisconsin; Lacey, Iowa; Packer, Pennsylvania; Pearce, Mlssourl;Gamble, South Dakota; Sheldon, Michigan; Gill, Ohio; Little, Arkansas; Stephens, Texas; Eenor, Indiana; Wilson, South Carolina; Thayer. Massachusetts; Fitzgerald, New York; Dougherty, Missouri; Flymi, Oklahoma, Territories — Knox, Massachusetts; Fletcher, Minnesota; Hamilton, Michigan; Spaldlnt', North Dakota; Brick, Indiana; Lane, Iowa; Graham, Pennsylvania; Cushman, Washington; Borelng, Kentucky; McAleer, Pennsylvania; Moon, Tennessee: De Graffenreid, Texas; McDowell, Ohio; Finley, South Carolina; Epps, Virginia; Peara, New Mexico; Flynn, Oklahoma. Insular affairs—Cooper, Wisconsin: Cannon, Illinois; HHt, Illinois; Payne, New York; Hepburn, Iowa; Loud, California; Tawncy, Minnesota; Babcock, Wisconsin; Moody, Massachusetts; Crumpacker, Indiana; Jones, Virginia; Maddox, Georgia; Williams, Illinois; Henry, Texas; Carmack, Tennessee; Clayton, Alabama; Sibley, Pennsylvania. Public buildings and grounds—Mercer, Nebraska; GilleU, New York; Bartholdt, Missouri; Burleigh, Maine-; Weymouth, Massachusetts; Howell, New Jersey; Stewart, Wisconsin; Showaltcr. Pennsylvania; Rodenberff, Illinois; Bankhead, Alabama; Little, Arkansas; Brantley, Georgia; Norton, South Carolina; Smith, Maryland; Thomas, N~.ith Carolina. Coinage, weights and measures—Southard, Ohio; Minor. Wisconsin: Hill, Connecticut; Otjeu, Wisconsin; Haul well,' Illinois; Cuthman, Washington; Bowersock, Kansas; IJedge, Iowa; O'Grady, jfrsrfc; Waters, California- KAnsas; Cochtan, Missouri: Shaf roth, 0 firftdo; GrtJteS, Georgia; Guinea, T See; Sutherland, .Nfebrfcskft; Lev* Tbrtt; Wilson, XrtSonft. o , Henry, Connecticut; Bafccf, Cftr °»™: Ballsy, ^sylvanfa; Haugen. 16*6. Wtscdnslri; Williams, Mississippi Stokes, Bouth Carolina; Lamb, Virginia; Coonejy Missouri; Gordon, Omc; Allen! Kentucky; Neville, Nebraska; Arizona. , Illinois ; Bttrlelgh, Maine- Hull, Iowa; Steele, Indiana; Pwker, Ne» Jersey: Graham. Pennsylymla; DJbk, Ohio; Gardner, Michigan: Sturk. Nebraa- ka; Young, .Virginia; Turner, Kentucky} ro Illinois; Rujipert, Jr., New, York. Pensions— LoudenslHffer, Net? Jersey: Bromwell, Ohio: Weymoiith, Massachusetts; Sheldon, MlehtRah; IJorelniy, Ken* tucky; jVreeland, New York: Henry G. Smith, Michigan; Weelca, Mlchlrrah: Stal- lina-s, Alabama: De GrafConre''', TexttS: F!t!;patHck, Kentuelty; S. W. Davenport, Pennsylvania : Crawford, North Carolina. Claims— Grntf, Illinois: Pearce, Mis* rtourl; F'eteher, Minnesota; Botitelle, Illinois: Thomnn. lotva: Needhani, Califor* nla; Southard. Ohio; Thropp, Pennsylvania; Bailey, Kansas; Rnbb. Missouri! Rlx- fy, Virginia; Otey, Virginia; UndertilU, Now York; Phillips, Ohio, Fitzgerald, New Yorll. Hen HoTls ntid It» In the current nurahcr of Knowledge Mr. Bruco gives an account of "Den Nevis and Its Observatory." Thg object of this observatory Is to study th8 height of clouds, their speed, direction and constitution, and to learn aa much ns possible regarding temperature, winds, etc. It la a true scientific instinct that loads us to sound, as It were, upward, just as we sound downward and explore at the bottom of the sea. The reasons why Ben Nevla, ot nil places, was most suitable were: (1) Because It was tho highest mountain In the British isles, rising to 4,400 feet; (2) its summit was in c'.ose horizontal proximity to a sea-level station at Fort William; (3) It was situated in tho track of the southeweet storms, which Influence so greatly tho weather of Europe, especially in autumn and wia- t»r. lluffalo Inlclllgmoo. New York Cor. Pittshurg Di=?a!ici:' A. big hull buffalo had an injured log, and it was operated on with cocoalno and antiseptics, a few days ago. It was not an easy task for the veterinary surgeons, because a buffalo is a powerful animal, and ho does not like any one to take liberties with him. But tho operation was performed and the buffalo evidently felt better after It. Now the great creature goes willingly to tho side'of his cage when the surgeons approach. He knows them and remembers that they relieved him, and there is no sign of anything but pleasure on his part when he Beea '.hem. Photographic Roclr. On the ranch of Paul Miller at Bradley Plat, near Hot Springs, S. D., is a ledge of rock which seems to possess all the properties of, a photographic Plato. When the rock is moist it will show after a thunder storm a clear photograph of tho surrounding trees and bushes. Gradually pictures so taken seem to fade out, being renewed by each new thunder storm', though the same objects are not always reproduced. The rock seems to be a combination of flint and sandstone and la of a dirty reel color. A IJIg trloo for Stirrups. A pair of iron stirrups were sold, for $15,000 at the Porman sale in Lon-« don. They were made for Matthias Corvlnus, king of Hungary, and are partly plated with silver, parcel gilt and chased, each of the outer edges having an exquisite border of translucent cloisonne enamel on gold, six inches high and six inches wide. The work is Italian of tho end of tho fifteenth or the beginning of the sixteenth century. Dig Salaries, New York Press: Speaking of big salaries, the biggest on record waa paid to George Gould. Por ten years" work his father gave him ?6.000,000. Tho amount went down as "for serv- 1 ' ices rendered." That was at the rate of $500,000 a year. The highest salary ever paid a railroad president was $75,000 a year that went to Sir William C. Van Horn when he was president of the Canadian Pacific. Heavy Fire LOSSM of n Tear. The losses by fire in this country and Canada continue to be. very heavy as compared with last year. In October the total loss was $12,046,000, a little less than in September, but $4,500,000 greater than in October, 1898, For ten months the aggregate losses make the enormous total of $111,654,000, or $15,000,000 above those of 1898 and nearly $20,000,000 more than in 1897, Island, Without, a Taxcntherer, Louds island, 'on the coast of Maine, near historic Pemaquid, in the Lincoln county town of Bristol, |» one of the few places on earth where there are no taxes. This Island, otherwise known as Muscongus, was overlooked when Maine became a state, and waa put into no town or county. Ce»>wlH<e« I«*w»* * C«». Pec. SO.-*-r7Chftirniftn Jones, of the national 4enjo.cratic conj- 9, to The firit Motor Jin* The first "motor bus" 1ms made its appearance in London. It has seats tor twenty-sis passengers—twelve within and fourteen outside. The journey is. between KewningtOtt and Vle- torta. Human Sacrifices la India. From the records of the high court It appears that the practice of offering human sacrifices to idols is increasing in southern India. ^N^SX-w^^%^N^^i-V^^N^%^VXV^X^>^NXNXS^>M^, Btndylng Aosop lt» Cea«r»l Africa. Probably Aesop is not aa much read In our own country as he used -to fee, but there Js & chance for bin* ye| If central Africa. Tfce repori of th4 don

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