The Bryan Daily Eagle. (Bryan, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 151, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 26, 1896 Page: 2 of 4
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AT (SEN. GRANTS TOMB
lla atasd cmsril Owe lb Rawslas
Tea r. MM A"
IMif rl laelarflnf PrtMM. Dakm
ft tales mu
N the retirement of
John Fagan. the
public or rather
the Republic liwt'i
good and faithful
servant whose du-
lifs were as honor-
able a they were
respouulble. He was
only a humble park
pollcemun. but he
gusrded the tomb
Similar service in
of General Grant.
other countries have been bestowed ai
rpecial marks of favor on men of mili-
tary rank cr distinction who Unv been
retired with decorations and with titles
or honor. John la content with a ainnll
pension and with the recollection that
he has met men of all rank a. and from
all nations and hua treated them nil
on term of absolute and Impartial
rqun'ity. while the highest among them
would not have dreamed of addressing
John other than an an equal. John Fa-
gan for ten years had all aorta and con-
ditions of pilgrims to deal with. lie
met queen and prince soldier sailor
tinker tailor poor man rich man
plow boy and all the rest. He la a
cheery Irishman and he Uvea with
cheery little wlfo In a cheery llttlfl
Home of the World's Fair visitors to
Riverside Park wonderej why t'aey
fouud only a plain gray-coated police
man at the toiiib Instead of a gaudy
commun.lt r and a showy guard from
the "Regular Army" O!"
The authorities did try the "Reg ilar
Army. 0." at the tomb for awhile but
t in n It was found that old John and his
comrade Old as well the "regulars
w re wlthiirawn.
Mr. Fagan sometimes talks about his
experience at the Grant tomb and this
U the record of one conversation:
"Yes. air: yea air. 1 was tight by the
tomb at all limes of the night and at
all llmrs of the day and at all seasona.
You tee. there were three 'ahlfta' of
duty and I had my turn at each and
all of them. They bad a company of
soldier there from Fort Hamilton fr
the first ten or eleven months but even
while they were there there were al-
ways some of ua park policemen there
with them. I waa thero with the sol
dlera from the beginning. The funeral
waa the 8th of August lt.ii 5 and on
June 30 lS'.O. the soldiers were with-
drawn and It waa on that day that I
waa regularly assigned to duty at the
tomb. I will never forget the night tf
the funir.il. There had been lots of
excitement all day with the bands and
th marches but by 7 or S o'clock iLe
crowd thinned tway. Then the rork
of t?alln-la the steel casket Into the
Inner place-far beyond the reach of
robbera began. The workmen were
hammering away in there until
o'clock in the morning. You could look
Id and ace their little forges blazing
and bear the bellows putting. There
were four or Ave workmen there end
they were sometimes smoking tlieir
pipes as they worked smoking ami
blowing up fires and hammering and
chatting. Well well 1 suppose It was
all right but It made the watchers rut
side feel queer. I don't mean only on
account of the smoking and talking but
on account of all tho things that you
writing men would write about '.ho
lutnilness outside and the river anil
the recollections of the day and know
tug who the corpse had been and the
glimmering of the fires nnd the clang
of the hammer and the hour of nUM.
I do not b lleve thct I ever felt as lone-
tome aa 1 did at midnight and that
mind you wltb the workmen Inside.
They mndo me feel more lonesome than
evir. They appeared to be so uncanny.
"My" continued John "whrt crowds
there wrre during that first year! For
the flrr t month and more re park police
bad to have extra men to help kc-ep the
irow J In line particularly on Sununys.
when the people would come by the I
waa going to say by the million. Well
It looked like that anyway. Nobody
rithrr on the other aide of the water or
i n ttils. ever saw anything like It be-
fore and possibly nobody ever will
tgaln. Tha crowds ued to keep pour-
Irt k t ti i 1 1 1 10 or II o'clock nt i.l '.'it.
The crowds kept well up In nuiutxrs
for I wo or three years. Kvm now lit
rummer time the rruh ia terrible.
1 could Uot tejillt to tell )otl alioilt
the famous people I have met a the
tomb from all parts of the world. 1
would treat them like anybody c!m
and I never nmde a point of aaking
thilr names tl.ough I would he:tr so.ne
i t them w ithout the a.Ung. I remein-
Ut the I'llncena Eulalle or Inftmta
Knlalie. vry well. You could not help
knoair.g who she was. Hie wai a very
rcrccaMe lady but I lo not know
whether ahe atptecUtcJ the honor t'jat
she was doing to herself and her coun-
try by making her visit. Perhaps she
did I think she would be Jusl as well
received If ahe were to come back here
ngsln. She la a lady even If alt Is a
Spaniard. I never allowed politlca cor
nationalities nor anything of that fort
to Interfere with my conduct.
I have met other royalties that I
knew by name. Queen Kaplolanl for
Instance and she was a very much In
terested vlultor. Llliuokalani was with
her. and General Jkimlnl. and a lot of
other people. They all asked lota of
questions. Then I bad Japanese Princes
and Hindoo princes and dukes yes I
think I bad both the old and the young
duke of Marlborough. Hut If I remem
bered all the names you would All up
Hie whole paper wltb them.
About three years ago this last rum-
nrr I had something of a strange ex-
pericme. Two old gentlemen came to
the tomb. They looked to be well oil.
They had some talk anions themselves
and then one of them said to me: '()(-
flier I am going to auk yon a question
and I suppose that after I hav stated
It you will think It a very foolish one.
"I don't ktiow' said I 'There are
a great many questions starlet that
way here and I am used to thcro.'
"'I'll tell you then1 said he 'Very
near a I-.- ' red years ago rrienila or
ours cr r i.ere on a visit from Kng-
laDtl. With them was ono boy about '
years old. While here the boy tllid.
Their friends had the place up there
the Clrretnont and that ia where they
were vl.iUlng when the boy died. They
L1TTLC TOMB NKAU GRANT'O.
hurled him on the ground that belong
ed to tha party that they were visiting
end at that time extended nil about
hre. Now this Clareinont mansion and
ertate was away out of the city of Near
York at that time and I iuppoe we'll
rever have any show of finding out
exactly where that boy wss burled at. I
we would like te And It's grae and
In fact bave come to America riobtly
for that purpote.' And they could not
have come for much c!;-e. They were
both sura old men.
"Well I asked them what the nama
r.a.i anj ono of them bmI 'IVUock.'
ro 1 said agata Tollock?' in a surprlre.l
way because I could not hi lp being
surprised: and bo said ntain Tollork.'
Then I aald. 'Well. I t'.ilnk 1 run Qui
that place for you.' "The graver they
said. "I believe tljo very grave you
are looking for' raid I. and tnen II
was their turn to be qul'e moved too.
They both said 'Well ir you can do
that we will be very thinkful to you."
"I look th cm to a knoll about r.OO
fiet away from the tomb. There right
cn the trnar of the rlvir. la a tomb-ntnac-
a nlco little mat'blo tombstone.
TI.e monument stands pcrh.t; six or
reven cr eight feet lilsh. Th .t waa the
very thing the itianxcrj were looking
for. The c:io of them '.hat lathed lh
most aald to me: 'Tho boily of that boy
waa placed there In IT'J. The folkn
that llvrd In tho Cliireuiiint House nt
thct timo owned all the hud around
about here. We are twi brother
a.id If thtt child had been living now
he would have b en our uncle. We tliau's
you very much fr hj.uj ua tin-
tiavc.' "I never heard front or of the old
gentlemen since. They were ro anx'-
oua that it la easy to Imnslno thit
tVre might have been mw Uw qm-
tlon some question of the succes-
sion to an r.a:elno!ve.
"T!i little gravciUm? vv.s : d.inRer
of being ilestroye I by re'tc lio.it'U
wliti pl.kcd away ut It il.uply be.-iu.-e
It was near Grant's To:iili uln! y
thutiglit that li bad sonn lliln to ill
with It. l'.it'. a railing wjs put aioua.l
It by the Park Ik '.rd to keep Hum orr.
"Suicided? Yes. t;n'ort;tr.atcly thee
have been suicides In the nelghborh.o 1
of the Grant Tomb. A kj.1 many slioi
thcuiiMdvea. They liked the place be-
hind the little bo.. 'a grave. The hours
that they generally rhoso and the ho in
that had to be looked out for were
twien 1 nnd 3 o'clm-U In Hie nioini::
and enpecially on a dark or atom.;.'
morning: an I iu. li mornings wh it
was tn be duneT We coui 1 hear the rc-
pert of the phtnl nnd go to look for
the body whin It was ll;:'it enougii to
tee and anti.ctltnes a L. .1y would be
found when no one on duty In the
neighborhood had heard or eaiud have !
heard the report of a pi mil.
"The people that nro at the torn!)
now will li'.lns Mra. Gran!. When sac
lived In New York she was very at-
tentive. Fhe would tf;cn l' l.cre Hire"
.r four times a week and of.'i u Col.
r'ted Grant would be w:h l.er. I n.ei
lieu. Sherman at the tomb two or three
lir.'cs outiilile of the form.:) tltura whru
l.e was here when sunn-thing wai
on. lie rever had much to ray. I
!;:;ve met Gin. llora.e Po.trroftm. Il-
ls a veiy fine n.an. dh it.'1 wlat a I 't
of t-'oullurn visitors o u:e. to have
and 1 have not notice I any people
come there with loort i-e.-oert und l.t '.-
ter feeling thm the South rn people
"Mrs. t'li'veland mvd :a be o..en
tlur. and I hive rcen .'.ir.Cl -vchn.1
driving around (brie. Imt it w.n wh-.i
he v.as l.ot President. A lot of I.i.Imh
who attended th!- C'larem ut ie.is woul.l
vlrlt th tomh. I u.--cd lo tele par-
ticular note cf th- J.vancae vUitur.
Tier would come there lu steal nuui-
lert ar.d the Japanese teem to thlnr
everything of G-n. Grant. j
'I have often been asked w bethel
any one ever made an attempt to steal
the body of Gen. Grant. I should sa) '
not. It would be craxy for evn th
looniest man to tblnk of such a thing
Leaving aside the matter of the con-;
aiam war.cn or me lomo. inina oi ut j
ishk tnat would nave to oe iao?o
outalde caHket welnti-yit.SOO pound
the metallic canket Vn'rlgha C0
pcunds; the body la In a cedar wood
r.ixket; there are only a few keys to th
niHOcoleutii which Is aa strongly bolloC )
atid barred as a fortresn and the keyi
are hebl only by Mrs. Grant and tlx
members of the Gcncr-il's family
and perhaps a privileged friend and
by the Park onVlaU or police who huv
the direct guurdiuuHhip of the tomb."
TENDERLOIN A DRAWMO CARD
Mewly Appalnled 1'ollremen All Aavlnui
la I la Duty Thiro.
The ambitious policeman no roonci
secure an appointment on the fores
than he endeavors to get a transfer tc
tho Tenderloin district rays the New
York Herald. This district has the
reputation In the police department ol
being the "promotion pr.vlncl" of tbt
department and It la a well-authenticated
fact that more promo' ions li;iv
been mado from that mat lou houm
than from any other In Hie city dur'.nf
the last fifteen years.
Patrolmen appointed on the force al-
most before they git nccusitonied tc
wearing the blue cloth and bras but-
tons seek out their political backer!
and aak that Influeuc shall be uard tr.
Ret thrra "sent to the Tenderloin. '
Former Inspector Williams es Is well
known waa promote 1 to the rank of in-
spector while doing duty In the Ten-
derloin ar.d he was followed by foruici
Inspector William W. McUi'ighlln whe
was tho coiiimuniler of the T' inli rloln
win n tho g(ld shield dropped lil.i way
The sergeants who have beeu n-.ad
captains while dolnjt deik and patrol
duty In the Tenderloin are Innumer-
able. They Include Capts. Pchmlttber-
ger Wrutcrvelt Price Cross Sarehan
and Chapman. Among the roundsmen
who have been promoted lo the rank ol
(xrfout from the Tenderloin can b
cited Sergts. McNally Kenay. Albert-
aon CehegAn. Llnderman Couhlan
Daly Shlbles Norman Wes'.ervelt
Norton and Kemp.
Kotimlsmen llulse McCullough
Qullty. Graham and oth'rj did patrol
duty lu the Tenderloin before they wcr
clionea for promotion. Ik-tociivo Scrgt
Crady. Carey (who was killed while
crrcstlng a "crook" In "th avt-ntie In
1Vj2) Detective Price "Cj" finer and
others were taken from tlio ranks tn
the Ttndcrlolu and cent downtown to
do detective work at heailqiartcie. Tha
only appointment of a 'Iocr::ian to tht
pollco force waa made In the Tender-
loin when Charlei J. Meeh.in waj ap-
pointed und detailed to the detective
bureau. William II. Median the pres-
ent daorman of the West 3:tb streel
station Is a candidate for appointment
on the fone. and expects to get the
eood news any day.
Tli; te baa been a steady and ever In-
creasing application for transfer to the
Tenderloin district for many year.
The police aro cuperstlHous about
doing duty In the dlatri. t and believe
that ways fur them to dlxtlngulHh
thcmxclvis are thrown in their path In
Tha Able I-.III or.
The village wag thoitghl ho wotilj
have some fun with the mil J-maniiered
yoiin mnn who bad recently taken
charge of the county paper.
"I say." he snld coming Into the of-
(lie excitedly "there's a man on th
rinet looking for you wltb a dub."
The young editor looked up plciisnnt-
"Is that ro?" he Inquired. "We m.'iki
Ij.oclal redui'tlons to clubs. How loan)
imliiiirlbers hafl ho got?"
V.'hircupnn the wag fil' that h hai!
la kcj up the irot'3 tree. Truth.
Tlio srtialle.it e;g la tint of tho tin) 1
Mexl. un htttiir.iing tint. It Is s.-arci ly
1 u( r than a pin's head.
Colored racc.1 never bavo blue ryes
Their eyes are always dark brown
biownlah yellow or black.
If the nt It 0 population of the work
is considered to lo t.luo.'Jiiu.O'.iO tin
brains of this number of human being;
would weigh 1.9;'2.12 Ion or a niucb
as ninety-six Iron cluds of the ordinary
A white object of any s.xe may In
it en In cunllglit at a iMatanco of 17
z:) times Its (Haunt! r; t.ial U to say
if it Is a white bull a fool In diameter.
It ran be perceived at A distance ol
1 :.::.t) feet.
The whlskrrs of a rat are supposed
by some naturalists to be provl led with
nerves down to the tip. while other
hi lleve that the base of the hair Is bet- I
tor fitted out with nerves than 1110-I
other parts of the fl.lu.
The vital principle ':i rtrongest In
the common tortol. e. One of these anl- 1
inula has livid for six months after
the removal of Its brrin and the
severed head has shiiwu algus of ll.'c
tt'.iee days after beliiit eitl off.
It Is announce 1 tn Knuland that the
(lnuucea of the Indian empire ore In
good condition and thasflie rallioad
sy.ttcin of that country la to be expand-
ed. The money to build these road
ia to be ral.-ed In a different way than
auy hitherto borrowed. It baa been
the custom to git loans In Kurope but
now that all payment of Interest has to
be la gold the authorities of India will
try to get tin Ir money at home and ao
remain Independent of foreign bucks
IN WOMAN'S COUNEI..
iNTEHts i inu ittAu.oiu run
DAMES AND DAMSELS
Tata nuna ri Kit's M atlas lire
0mm Cll.!iinl. ilim? imicm-a
ip B ..-VTb.
JJ TKXA3 THU
wildcats the HucU
: oeara tho wolves
I and the Mexican
II. his ure l 'urulng
j to bewuie of pettl-
coated beings. Miss
Zolu Saint 1-oiiU la
the wonuiii vbo has
Ihspired the unl-
luals with this un
usual rcBeet. Since
the opening of the hunting season last
fall ahe ban killed twenty-live deer flvo
Hark benra leven wildcats three
wolvi-s and one k'xlean lion. IV'Rldca
being a hunter of big guile. Miss Saint
1-oiils la a taxIdermlKt. She ha studied
(he gentle art of aklnnl.ig and atuilinr
her trophies until htr home Is a so:
;f museum of Texan natural history- .
Four jcurr spent at Hardin college. In
.Mexico nic 'iiadti her as ekiiiiui a
ta:.lilermlst irj there Is In the state. In
rplle of her unusual uccompllshuienti
she is uot a masculine younr; woiua:i
but a Mimenhai slenderly built brown-
eyed graceful girl.
Cotattiif for TIiims la Manriilng
There ia not a great deal of change
in deep r.iournlng from year to year.
Hentletta cloth reigns supremo as the
correct mourning fabric while crape
yelU of varied lengths pro.lulm the
relative mourned as plainly aa the
death notice of parent or husband. In
the deepeat mourning the Henrietta
rloth costume l.'.a.lo nbsolutely 111 a
are the correct oues In wear. After
three months crepe trlmmlnga may Ixi
used; at alx moiilha entire gowns of
rrepo are considered quite posalblo.
Widows' mourning la the deepest tut
the last year or two It has teen Ihe
fas'ilon (as It lias teen (rum time Im
memorial in England) to wear the sheer
white lurnrd-ovcr collate end curT.
whi' h are so becoming and lighten
Ihe dead black. The white rucho In-
side tho bonnet ti supposed to be the
wlJow'e cup which al one tl.r.e was al-
wayi worn; no caps even for old
hdlca. are out rf fashion to that the
ruche la merely a; nibell.-al.
For a f.itlur or motlier tho niournlnj
la nlmost ts deep as for a hiifcbund
but the nil Is not so long nor la the
mourning worn for the same rp.icc of
time. All mourning li now laid asl lo
much sooner than was formerly the
case a year to wear the Ions Tell being
quite the limit. It Is diiTlcult to lu;e
crepe bonnets Lecm'.iig. but there It t o
nai:on why they should rot be made
ro If oi'ly rme be taken to bavo th
bonnet rl.npe fit quite clore to the hed.
The folds of the veil will give all the
height that U 11c. rss.1ry. rnd any fancy
shape only looks no!co.ie u.idir the
ti ' iv
A Sl'MMKU GOWN.
:rejie. When the muuiulng Is first liglit-
ine.l and the veil thrown back a '.
cft bows on the top of the hat tro
iddcd and give a imartrr look.
Many elln of nuns' veiling nn.l of
io?t heavy silk tUsue a ror; of grenadine-aro
now used nlwnya with Hie
fare veil of net with the crc e bor'er;
for wit weather they are very tiucb
Ihe best. Kx.
ktima Itslety lel;Ht.
While every thoiipht ts given to tho
decking of the bcily for street wenr It
w HI be well to turn a few stray thoughts
lu the diirctlon of some of the rxqululte-
ly elite and dainty night robes being
rent over for our Inspection. The soft-
est of soft India rllkr and the finest of
Cue tntlt'tea are used fur I l.e rmurter.t
of tliee and whole pieces of ribbon a id
the loveliest of delicate luces Hie lav-
ished on them. The batiste gowns are
especially lovely and launder in the
best poalblo way. Very very putty
oris are mado of this stuff In a soft
rrenmy tint with the uurrowr.it c'
Yalcncler.nes lace set In nt the scamr.
Fome tort of en odd full collar fl..rn
out over the bl( bishop alcevns which
iir.tnlly reneh la the elbow and are fln-
J by a flip t Ifce. The Ms clrtfvrj
aic drawn tn ut the wrlit by nbbona
run through tht open v.oik lice and
ft steiud In a bow on the top of the arm.
In ihe same wny the collar l:i dtawn In
H the throat and fastened In a full bow
Winn the Un-tlnted batlstea art
ti.-ed ti e lnce nntchc s In color while lb
l iblons mny Jg of any shade desired
Kobrs (te c!ailuo of r II k are dainty
i luiurb for a princess to wear. They
uie inutlo In tin- Mother Hubbard shape
with deep oval yokes till l ire Inser-
tions bet together with narrow satin
ilbboi.s endirg w ith a bow at ea. h row
::nd idied all about with a diep frill
of lace. Sometimes there Is a collar lu
i. 'ilor rliape or one set together In deep
loluta made of white muiiKsiilne do
ci.le. r.il together with tucked frilU
.labots of lace rciteh frotn throat to heiii
with hoe aid there full knots of rib-
bon. A wonderfully lovely robe of empire
i.llk In pule inc.? ink and white stripe
an inch wide I made lip with p.lled
fiilla of white iiioussellne do sole nml I
a tm Sed yoke of the snnio. Yellow lu
He pale koft il.ailes. Is a favorite color
for brunettes but Is worn beautifully
by pale-skltiiied blondes as well. Full
clmot of rutin ribbon in baby wldt'ii
ore tucked In umong the frills villi
pretty ( fl'i-ct. Chicago Chroulclo.
A )rniifa tf la l.r-u.
The r.oclnl reason lu ngnln In full
itwing alter the lenten lull. K.islei
r.owna and bonnets bave been worn
and are now familiar. We are used la
the Tower-garden appearance cf our j
thcrour. hfrrcs. It no longer surprises
1 s to see a woman dressed la vivid pur-
i.lo or ginjj green or bright yellow.
roru r colors appeiir dead in our eyes.
Gur curiosity p-trdlng color Is saleJ
nnd we now lurn our attention to f rin.
We find that aklru will getierallf be
Councfd. ilecves are large bodices will
te divided If not by Jut Wet fiouts. by
a tilmnilag whl li gives that effect.
Nc-k trltnmlttps ore rrRreadve and
Ur.U'r than ever although It la to be
liopej tlmt t.ils ii-.odo will change be-
(010 the hot weather Is fairly upo.i tu
A Fifth avenue till.' who ts already
preparing licr nr.nnur outfit has a
nn which la a perfect aymphony la
-n en The gulf d nklrt l.i r.f p;.lo green
Lr.lU:ti-lli( rlnereat lt en b.;isie--;n
wlibb Is a delicate Hi;- i f w altc. Aim
the hcttom low of b.Hli'e roretcs
rrsc:!i!ding lull ions imlrcles the
gown. A tiny cord of dirk gnea velvet
oulll..e3 inch veu in (f the skill and that
r.:ntei ial i.lso enters Into l!ie I'.e.lsnlng
of the bodice. Strep of It ni e.ir on
inch side the fl out und do.. n the 1.I1. VC
The ah eves r.ie curlr.us for each
r.tinp of velvet vaa edged cne side with
a Itieo ruche an uimlnniling ni-lie
which tncreuited tli apiircnt else cf
Finishing enrh strap of selvet on the
bodice whs a liny Jabot cf wider lino
end down the front at regular IntenaU
were three rosettes similar to those 04
the skirt but of velvet.
The young lady proposes tn wear this
fiown when she walks under th rprrad-
Ing tranche of Ihe treis and benldo
the rippling tn.ok. Then a woodland
fairy will she be. The l-ilett lu Cill-
er. K. News.
Illira U a Uninaa lli.lf
All of the leading n.rrse in Ger-
many have been asked the question
put above nnd some of the rc lies were
worth noticing. Jenny Gr.iss taken lo
the usual refuge Unit "A woman !s as
old ns she looks." Frnu Nus: ha II itzo
thinks "a woman Is only old when rhn
trim to make herielf young again."
Maiy Fopl chll ile.iarea that "as long as
a wo.nan believes In youth nnd
rllnc.s lo bcr youth rhe appears young
even when e Is not really so" nnd
Marl" Iti lseiiVifer considers somewhat
o!:fi'iir.iy that "woman is old when
she tigira to lovo reason and finds no
tive In return. " Iters. Ilerlens refteitil
1 tint "a woman la old when she begin
.0 ask l.ennif 'When Is a woman old?" "
and Clara Zlesl. r the famous tratte-
dirnr.e. Is the author of a phrase In her
leyly: "Winn Is a woman old? Tfca
conceited never tho unhappy too aeon
aud the wine at the right time."
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fMTITKY iW TFIP TJ1 Vf I I how she had warned you to come home
Uwl JIl UI. 1.U1 lVLMi.Yrll.nirh lhm nnJ ier.
N THR PALACE
of Penelope In
Ithaca noiinda of
laughter and loud
cheer were heard.
The queen was
seated on Ihe
throne and round
about bcr were the
courtiers and no
bles the greut
games and the
Tlefore the throne atood one of the
treat princes who had congregated
ibout Penelope seeking her hand In
"It la now twenty years timet gra-
tlou nnd Iwantlfiil queen" he aalJ
'since our king and your huiib.ind
Ulysses departed from these shored
rt'o have all heard of the great and
vondrou deeds be ha performed )et
villi It all ran we call hint noble? All
t.A t..nn .... . l.iu I .ft Vml llPUll
f U)o wBgl j.
. .ri in. I.. .m-h.
lafed you that ho atlll lives yet you re-
!ue to listen to the offers that I and
he other princes continually lay bcfoit
"Hear me out gracious queen." he
lotitiiii.rd. as Penelope rallied her hand
j atop his speech. "It Is twenty years
oil ay htme our ttiaatir sailed away.
A'hy longer delay to give your answer
Vou have put us off all these years tin-
ier the pretense of completing itin
'mi era I robe for Laertes. I'.ut we l.ave
Ward that while you work at the b
n the daytime the nihV sera the un-
aindlng of the earetiilly-wrought Ag-
ates oh qucn. do not rebuk.i me
'or thus speaking! I volco but the eu-
lineiits of all your followers. We ! wi-
ll. no o nie (j ir hnpen and fears
Ills day: we leg you to fix your ehol -e
ipun one of us!"
For a moment Hie qui en rat lln-re as
( snipine.'l by th" Impertinence of tin-
)rliMc. then dtnwlng her regal tig ire
j lo Its full height she looked n round
I ler; her face overspread with dUnity
tod benign pity.
"You knew not what yon ray" she
laid. In a low firm voice; then tuni-
ng to her tniiti she pause .1 flum the
ircnence-cliamber to ier on apait-
ticnt. hi the nieantltne a very different
k'ne was being enacted in auotner
ind more lowly part of the klnp lo.n.
Flutiijeus. a swineherd had found at
lis door that morning a poor teeaar
Iraylng for succor. And the man hlm-
Kif In turd gave hlj Utile .0 the
ilroi.gcr. While they two weie to-
(etlier Funneiis siiildenly r:r.rtel up
It sight of Tdcmaihus the son of
'.'lyases who had Just this moment I-
urre I from a Ions and friilllera search
'or his father.
"Ho liow Fumaeiis?" riled the
'outh; "till me liow prugrcrs things nt
"Alas master" answered Kuniaoc.a.
'all Is cot will. Fines the robin iriej
o take )our life before yq went In
learcb. of our lelovcd king that they
titi'n more readily lay siege to cur
neen the land ta. seen rorry rliiits.
I ')ay after day. the palace rlr.gs with
I'lghter: the king's nubstanee Is mJ. il
ls red. and the qm-en ia not fice fiotn
J.r Inipiiiliuif of the nobility. They
tiol-st tier continually a 11. 1 desire !nr
o marry enr of them. Jlut rlie no'de
4111I Is true to h"r lord and will have
lone of tin ta. You know the web she
as bcrn making for t.antec? This
cry day. I heard some riy. she wo'ild
;e rebuked for never flnlsbilig it. And
hey delated last liltht that this day
houli ste the settling of the mln.1 of
eemlope on one of the primes.
"Knourh. enough!" cried the enra ;ed
vrliue. "In they dure to Insult my
iiotlur in her own house In her own
And he would have tutiicd to the
IHOT AN ARROW AT F.ACII IN-
Vilnee had no the beggar ruddenly In-
erposed. "Slowly rlowiy rash youth." he raid
aylng hlr band on the ahoulder of
' What will you poor man?" raid
"look!" answered th beggar.
An l ruilitrnly the old man stood up
ind towered tn nnjesiy over Tei-ini-hus.
Ills eye II- she I with strength
m l vhtor of manhood and liU noble
arrli'ge bespoke him a lieu and a king
vi n.K-iis f-'ll down to worihlp. feeling
lure that Jove hl'iiself bail thus le-
;ea!cd lilimilf. and ieb mnchiis sat: I
note with ns' iliirl iiient. I
"My urn do not not know me? 1 am I
"Iv-scs. your lonir abfi-nl father!" I
Then father and son fell Into ta.h
itlier's aims ard wept for Joy. When
hey were cal::ied once more I'lyrses 1
old tlo in I'll bis adveaiurrs.
"Whi 11 Hie 1'baea. 1 11 s" he con; I ni-
I ' .i kindly 1.1 nt me lure in the ..
len'ul 1 hip that nee.le.l 1.0 gulile. no
Hut I slepl. And ulfii the im-l
om hcil H e strand I i.till slept. An I so
hey carried 11.1 un.l i-ie cn the
uiiks. end when I awoke ilila motr;-
i-g I knew 1 it ley e .Mi land at 1;
'or Iw-'My ye- ir I beve rot rce-t. !lot
be tvle Mln-vn nppr-ired lo n:e n.- a
inepherd. till me win re I - as ntul
led nie Lire UirgalkfJ. flic 1 .14 ic
Now listen bow we shall avenge our
selves ou the bane marauders and dl-.
turbera of th queen's peace."
A long conversation ensued and
tiyssea finished by saying that h
would appear at the banquet that day
disgulsxil as the beggar and be com-
nmnded I'eleuiuchua to pay no more at-
tention to hi in than he would to any
stranger seeking hMp. Then Telenia-
ehiis went to the palace and when be
hal aeon the queen he went to his
rooms and remained there. So no one
knew be bad returned.
Then suddenly a loud shout was
heard. It was only the princes greet-
ing what the beruld bad Just pro-
claimed: "I. Penelope Queen of Ithaca to the
lor Is within my donuiln:
"This day I will give myself In mar-
riage with my crown nnd lands aa
dowry to hint who shall prove himself
worthy In the fe it of strength that I
shall (lrclde 011."
That wes all. lint It filled the nobles
with rejoicing and when the time fr
the banquet drew near all were gathcre
In the great ball. Their Joy waa to re--celve
a check however. When Pene-
lope mteied radiant lu all her Jewels
and ter robes of finest st.un materials
a murmur of admiration rail through
the assembly. Hut the next moment It
was changed to one of chagrlu. as they
saw Tebinai hua walking IsMiInd bis
mother. They bad hoped that he waa
cVad rime It waa so long since be hud
teen heard of In th klngilom.
When all were seated I'lysses en
tered his tattered robe barely cover
ing bla worn figure. As be crossed t!
threshold bis deg. now grown feeble
with age lifted Its head and
(thing a yelp of Jay tried te
drsg Ms old form lo bis he-
loved msstrr'a feet. And tlin
he fell ded. his worn-out heart hav
ing fii "i b. en rewarded for Ills long
watching and watting. No one noticed
the incident save (lie beggar who seat
ing himself by the hearth drew bit
hand before hll moistened eyes.
In those day the pcor were treated
differently from what they aeeiu u be
now. liysses waa recelid Into the
bnnquet-rootn of the queen and served
with a portion from her table.
When the guesta had been retvel
they grew even merrier than bettTTV"
and It waa not long before liyrura be-
cs.ne the butt for their coarse Jokes.
Or.e even went so far aa to raise 4
too and strike Vlysses with. It and
Teletnachus could scarcely control Ms
ang-r and Indignation at seeing bla
father so treated within bis own ball.
Hut a look from liys-es quieted hltn
nn.i things went on an before.
Then at hit they called for the
feat of strenfth. Penelope smiled and
commanded first that all weapons
should be remuvid from the room
since In the excitement thry mlgh.t ba
put to wrong ue. When this waa
done twelve rings were arranged sev-
eral feet apart In a long row down
the hull. Then a large bow and a
quiver of arrows which t'lyiret bad
won In one of bis heroic deeds were
'Whomever can string this bar and
shoot an arrow through the twelve
rings may luve me for his bride"
Telen.s.inis flint took the bow and
tried to lend it to fit ihe arrow to tbo
trmg. Put struggle as he would he
rould not ro much as move It.
"He Is only a stilpllng." cried a burly
noble. "Give It tj me!"
And o they trlid one after another.
They rreastd theatric- with tallow and
with oil hut ro one could bend th
bow. When all Ial tried. liysie
stepped forward and begged permis-
sion to try. How they Jeered and buf-
fetcd til til for bin daring ein to ask
so hlrh a favor. Hut Pem lop cried
"l et bin try. Though he Is so rid.
he rays he was once a soldier. l.ct biui
Th"n they made way and Vlyeses.
tsUnt the bow. bent It aa clly as if
It tad been a willow wand and s.nt the
s.ro'V fijli.g through the tweli nngs
here at the end of Its course It struck
Into tlie wall and then remained fast.
And then Minerva took ihe digute
from I'lysser. and he atood revealed.
"Heboid me-riyfer he cried in
thunderous loner. "Now reo hii I
shall reward you all for daring to af-
front your queen; for daring to nuke
my bouse a place of revelry!"
Then with unerring aim he shot vMW
irri v at each Intruder till' n with
dead. There w no rhume for de-
fense for all their weaiona bad been
takeji away: there was no rl.aiica cf
escape for all Ihe doors bad been e
And ro perlsheil the men who bad
abused hospitality and failed to defend
weakness. And ao did (.'lyase return to
his kingdom and his queen after the
toll the hardships and privation of
war and the accomplishment of hrnlc
Aunt Marin-Now Johnny don't be
naughty. Ilerause I lly -.n.ubln't play
lior?e with you thin uuiiilng la no
1. . in n why you iiliouKl not play siboul
with her this nft rtio.in. IteuienilM-r
tae ridden rule -
Johnny (from the wei:) -V.'hal'r yer
ta'kiii' about? I ain't t.o guldliiig.--
. toa Transcript.
Quite r. I'.ri r.table business Is rt"rt
III -i.t: e luige towns by liiilii)ii lurtb-s
to 11 'taurnnts. They ure penulit
10 rct. ain la the wlmlowa for a
ili.u and are then taken to different
l atin of the tov ti ai advettlm menls
etler eating hnuaca. London
A bo!'e divided agiin.'t Itself niakej
lola of fun for the -.te luhbor.
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