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ITHE NAtlONSL BUNK OF flDGUSTfl
j L. C. HAYKB, Prea't. F. Q. FORD, Cashier.
Undivided Profits }$110,000.
^Facilities of ( nr magnificent New Vault
ntalning 410 ?-afety-?ock Bozos. Differ
r?t Sized are offered'to our patrons and
the public at 93.00 to $10.00 per annum.
L. C. Hayne,
Chas, C. Howard,
THOS. J ADAMS PROPRIETOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C.- W VY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1901.
VOL. LXVI. NO 39.
? Wedding Invitations, Engraved 1
g Plate and 100 Cards $1.05. Watch
^ mond Setting and Engraving doc
? OLD GOLD
$ NEW GOOD
S WI SCHWEIGER!
. 702 Broad St.,
Ko Moonstruck Maldeus Kow.
Science lias proved that moonlight
Is more fatal to the complexion than
the snn In his splendor, and they are
now selling in Paris little moonshades
ruade of a double thickness of mousse
line de sole wltlr a light fringe, the
handles of which fold back like those
of the marquises of our grandmothe
'S ot Natural, But Smart.
Black flowers still hold their own in
flie world of millinery, and very grace
ful effects are obtained with a wreath
of black roses or poppies with golden
centres on an all-white hat. A relief is
given by the green foliage which goes
with these flowers. On white ruffles
also the single black rose is worn, and
here it ls of gigantic proportions com
pared to a natural rose.
Paney stockings in bright colors are
one of the fashions of the season, as
?well as those of open-work lisle and
silk in all black and white, the shoes
being cijt low enough to show the de
sign. '. The lace-striped stockings or;
the plain striped are the best in solid
colors. In black there are a, few de
signs wljhj^e medallions which are
pitiful, but in the
are more poppj
?new shade of "olue Is apparently as
fashionable in stockings as in gowns.
To wear with white gowns the fad Is
to have white stockings, but It Is a
fad that is not greeted with enthu
siasm, for the feet and ankles always
look larger in white than in any other
color. The shoes are made with
rounded toes and common-sense heels,
.which, however, are much higher than
.they have been recently. This, of
course, does not apply to the shoes
.worn for walking, golf, or bicycling.
.These, still show the low, sensible
beeL The slippers have very high
.heels and rather pointed toes.-Har
One of the Sultan's Accomplished Girls.
The pupils of a fashionable board) g
house In the environs of Paris have
been very much puzzled by the pres
ence in a private pavilion at one end
of the grounds of a beautiful girl,
.whom they only saw at rare intervals.
She was guarded by a tall, black man
and two fat women, who, when they
perceived any one approaching the
pavilion, eagerly hld their charge from
view. The woman principal of the
establishment used to spend two
hours every morning in the mysterious
retreat, while in the afternoon various
masters succeeded one another.
It seems that thc girl ls one of the
numerous daughters of Abdul Hamid,
Sultan of Turkey, who has taken lt
into his head to make one of them, at
least, acquainted with Western Ideas.
His courage did not go so far, how
ever, as to let thc child be free among
girls of her own age, and most likely
she will go back to Constantinople a
total failure and an unhappy creature.
She learns very quickly, they say, and
everybody could hear from the gar
den her fingers flying along the key
board of her plano, while her deep
contralto voice tried to sing Frenen
songs. She has gone to the seaside
~for her holidays, but she ls to come
back to Neuilly next year, and her
teachers hope to obtain for her a little
more liberty and free Intercourse with
other pupils.-Modern Society.
Her Way of Getting Clothes,
^ne woman I know deliberately
gives up about a fortnight to the
setting in order of her wardrobe each
spring and autumn, refusing all en
gagements during that sacred period,
and wholly giving herself up for the
time being to the hot pursuit of
clothes. Needless to 6ay, her dress
maker Is always forewarned and is
ready for the invader, and so manages
to 'get all the fittings into the fort
night But, candidly, I don't know
bow it would work out if many others
were at the same game; I should think
lt would at least mean the death of
the dressmaker. However, the plan
seems to work admirably for one; my
friend goes through her season as if
dressmakers did not exist, and always
has the right frock ready. She ls
both rich and clever, I may remark,
and I am inclined to think It is only
a rich and clever woman who can
carry out such a system-one for
whom the dressmaker will set others'
interests aside. At the same time I
often wonder the system has not more
followers, for there are numbers of
jrery wealthy women in London to
whom an immunity during the season
from the eternal torment of the dress
maker would mean a very great deal.
' ?u?h pretty things and so ouch
Matchee, Jewelry, Sterling Silver
's Fine -Cut Glass, Clooks, Vases,
le by experts.
TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR
S. SEND FOB CATALOGUE.
T & CO., Jewelers.
|mo4a?j^rg > put Into some of them!
. liv retur"917 1Ittle' comParatIvely.
franTirrrr%--oTis of jewelry can be found.
One of the most delightful of serpents
ls all of turquols-a turquols serpent
must be an Inoffensive animal. This
one is of exquisite workmanship, set
solidly with the small turquols, while
the scales are each framed In a line of
gold. There ls a Jewel in the crest
which crowns the head and more
jewels for eyes. Holding his tail in
his mouth the serpent forms a neck
? * *
Mexican opals make charming neck
chains, pretty, limpid things. Some
of the stones arc deep red in tone,
others almost white, as they show in
different lights. Each stone is set
in a gold band, and the whole neck
lace is a liquid rainbow of light.
. ? *
Quite different is the" necklace of
Australian opals. In the other the
stones are almost flat, and in this tho
opalescent beads, chowing charmin?,
soft green and blue tones in their
milky'depths, are long and egg-shaped,
with a line of rock crystal running
through the centre of each, the whole
very dainty and attractive.
* * *
In ornaments from the land of the
Czar, the most unique are the belt
buckles. In one a couple of wrestling
bears form each side of the clasp, and
make a deep buckle. Two crouching
bears form a long and narrow clasp.
Each is pretty in its way, and differ
ent, not only in shape, but in the
tones of the metal.
Russian bracelets set solidly with
turquols have for a setting, as much
as. can " ? seen *Vn fnm?iar blacky
enamehv! Uussian a" ? . ? ? .
?Stf?ttbla . b ra Ja
Onv ..: jghep '. ir
which n". -
is in a -.. ? ?osigu the
head ot .< fae '.' >.
above it IP - 1 i -.
which is foi. i - ll la
I * * * ..
Another . . bas ? p ...
chaped like an elephant's head,., with
tusks, and trunk of gold set on.
* * .
A pretty stick pin is a moonstone
in the shape of a sphere set in a small
* . .
The moss agate which Is but little
seen now, forms the head of a quaint
pin. The flat stone is set in a frame
of gold on top of the pin, like a sign
board on a post, supported underneath
by two odd little fishes.
* ? .
Ornaments in black are attractive in
many c *signs, and need not be used
only by the women in mourning. There
is, for instance, the black marguerite,
with a centre of gold, a flower which
is doing service in embroideries and
lu millinery. It will be useful as an
accessory in a wardrobe, in which the
flower appears in other ways. The
shamrock and all kinds of small
flowers also appear in black.-New
One of thc extreme novelties ls the
trimming of linen gowns with silk
It ls considered essential this season
that a knot of black should appear
somewhere on every costume.
Evening skirts are excessively full
and much flounced and frilled and the
overskirt ls fashionable for evening
The sailor blouse is a popular style
in shirt waist suits for young people.
Many pretty linen and pique ones are
Flowered organdies make the dain
tiest and most serviceable dressing
sacques, and the material may be had
in a number of pretty patterns.
The choker is no longer a con
spicuous feature of a costume. These
days it is a soft draped piece of lace,
mull or silk, a continuance of the yoke.
Long fichus, when worn, are knotted
on the bust, crossed, and carried
around the waist to fasten at the back,
with long ends hanging the length
of the skirt.
Mercerized linen in pale pink, blues
and lavenders make charming morn
ing frocks, tucked in groups all
around thc skirt above a shaped
flounce headed and finished with a
Linen poplinetto is c. new fabric
which lends itself well to simple
models. A Cainty costume of tills
fabric in white with a black dot has a
flounce beginning at each side of tho
front width tucked ia groups half its
width all around.
Pretty little coallie negligees are
to be found in tho kimono sbrtpo,
which are very pretty and attractive.
They are ia simple patterns of the
challie, and finished with a broad
band of silk, binding the edge and
passing around the neck and 'own
I ON HER OWN
By GRACE S
"Two tens, four fives, five ones, and
five dollars In change. Thirty in the
envelope, fifteen in the pocket-book,
and five in my purse. Five cents for
car-fare; round-trip ticket, one dollar
ten. That leaves three eighty-five in
It was extremely difficult for her not
to give expression to her happiness
by a dance down "the car-aisle. But
she sat demurely enough in the last
scat in the car, and set down her ac
counts in a small blank book, with a
hand which trembled only a very Ut
tte with excitement.
At one of the suburban stations of
the great city a bright-eyed' young fel
low with a strapful of school-books
came aboard the train, and at once
espying his cousin dropped into the
scat beside her with a hearty greet
ing of surprise and pleasure.
"This is luck!" he said, glancing
approvingly at the trim figure in blue
serge, with a sailor hat set atop of
abundant smooth braids of fair hair.
"Going in for the day? Where's Aunt
"I'm all alone. Stuart," explained
the girl. "I'm going shopping."
"Good; then you are in for the day.
Say, Amy, want to sse the game this
afternoon? You can get your errands
done in time if you hurry. It's going
to be a good one, our team against the
Leonard Preparatory boys, you know.
I'm full-back myself, and have to play,
but I can get you a seat and see that
you have some nice people to chum
"Why, I'd like to go ever so much,"
said Amy, "but," doubtfully, "I'm
afraid I sha'n't get through in time.
You see, I've lots to do."
"What, for instance, if you don't
mind telling?" asked Stuart, wonder
ing within himself, for he knew the
very limited means usually at the com
mand of any member of his uncle's
"I'm going away to school, and, per
haps, next year to college," began
Amy, unable to keep the great se
cret back another moment
"The dickens you are! Good for
"Yes, it's decided at last And 3 ou
see, mother isn't well, and I've all my
things to get myself. It's a great re
sponsibility," she added, laughing hap
pily, "for," in a whisper, "I never had
so much money to spend in my life
before. I've fifty dollars," sho could
not help telling him, in answer to the
unasked question in her cousin's face.
"Well, that is a lot," he said, polite- J
ly, although his m .???'?'?> --
'1 ?1 r ny -:-:-Tr> >>?.:."' :? licit ?? ?
gW&Sv vp& .}.:.. t:\ '..-ri w!2tcr. !"
;Liirk po?lln?TtO?>d tea *?... a?c?v i j
things?" ! ;
*'C$lii?gW?y?! '<.-', ' ?mg u?niiticd j '
Stuart, "but tao girls say ?U ? .. ;>
nlv. Those Exclusive SJ vies' people j '
usually are. Kv:- try Dearborn's on j 1
Wackusett street? W's *?!luw? ni", fto '
tfecrc for J ci Etti .< r.d golf stockings, :
we think lt's a Lund cheaper, and 1
can't see but, their stuff is as goon as
Woodruff and Carleton's, the swell '
furnishers. You might look in there."
"I will," promised Amy, "for I want
to use every cent to advantage."
"You won't forget the game," urged
Stuart, as they left the train. "I'll
meet you at Stannard's drug-store at
.2 o'clock, but I can't wait much if
you're not on time, you know. Don't
miss it. Let a few flummydiddles go
and keep your date with me, if you
want to see us do up the Leon. Preps,
in great shane. Oh, we won't, do a
thing to them-oh no! Well, so long,
Amy. Two sharp, remember."
Amy knew the best shopping dis
trict of the city fairly well, and de
cided to take a route that would allow
her to pass all the most attractive
shops on her way to Wachusett street.
She walked rapidly until she came to
Collingwcou's, but there. In spite of
herself, she paused. The fascination
of the great windows, filled by the
most accomplished window-dresser in
the city, was too great to be with
"There's no harm at all in looking
here," she said to herself. "Indeed,
lt's a good plan; for if I should find
just what I want, I might be able to
duplicate it at some cheaper place." a
delightful fallacy, by the way, which
has been the undoing of many an old
shopper. She looked at her list.
"Mother said I ought to get the street
gown first," she murmured. "But oh,
those lovely things for evening! And
she admitted I must have at least a
pretty waist to wear with my old blue
silk skirt. How I would like a whole
dress of that thin stuff! We could
make it up over the blue-I don't be
lieve it would cost much more."
"Three dollars a yard, miss," said
the saleswoman, as Amy pointed to
a filmy, pale blue fabric dotted with
white silk sprigs, and Amy slipped
away as fast as possible. "I won't
even look at evening materials." she
assured herself, "until I have decided
on the thick gown. I must remember
how father and mother have denied
themselves to give me this outfit.
I'll shut my eyes as I go past the silks
But she could not do this literally,
and the seductive display in the next
aisle simply flaunted its daintiness and
charming color at her as she passed.
She turned her head ever so lightly,
and was lost. Draped most artistically
over a crush of delicate blue silk was
the sheerest of white organdies, with
little wreaths of blue forget-me-nots
scattered between silvery stripes. As
if they could not heLp it, Amy's feet
turned aside from the the path toward
the woolen sui'.ings.
"Eighty-five cents," said the sales
man, as Amy hung over the
exquisite material. "It's a per
fect thing, and one of our exclusive
styles-you won't find it anywhere
else. The pattern isn't even dupli
cated in any other background. Now
this rose pattern, as you see. we havo
ln'green, pink, white and blue, but the
forget-me-not only in the white. It's
"How much a yard did yo *, a
asked Amy, feeling as if sh* c
;never turn away from the coutte!
slying to herself that she rr
"Twelve seventy-five the pa
miss, 16 yards. You need that i o .
a dress, we don't sell less. It aho
be made up with the rufl?es. y-,;
he handed her a fashion platr.
ruffle edged with the blue vel*r :
bon. I'll show you." And befe
could protest he had sent a
ger to the ribbon counter, a
thrown several yards of narrov . ?
of the forget-me-not blue up
folds of the organdie. The c<
tion waa most effective. Amy
begaa to beat very rapidly.
"I couldn't afford the libbo;
lt would take dozens of yard'7
calculated, rapidly, "but-cii.
course I can't, buy it-"
An elegantly gowned woman, accon
panled by a young daughter, can
suddenly to the counter beside Am;
"O mamma!" cried the girl, "did ye
ever see anything so swell and ?
sweet as that forget-me-not stuff? E
Another salesman stepped up an
threw the dainty folds into a new p<
sltion. "Twelve seventy-five .the pal
tern, Mrs. Goodale," he saij, impref
sively. "Exqulste thing, one of Mal
lard's, you know his. Our man gc
the exclusive sale of it. it's not to b
duplicated anywhere. Nothing cou!
be better suited to your daughter*
The daughter had fair hair an,
long-lashed blue eyes. So had Amj
Amy looked at the salesman. He wa
smiling significantly, without looklni
at her. Amy's cheeks flushed. an<
she leaned forward over the counter
"Mrs. Goodale" had laid a possessiv?
hand upon the organdie. Amy spok<
quickly, in a low tone. "I think I wi!
take it." she said.
But once outside. "I've been a goos(
already," she thought, ruefully. "Thai
dress is a dear, but I know mother wi!
say I couldn't afford it. She thinks II
is vulgar to have a girl's party things
elaborate while her every-day clothes
are shabby. Well, It can't be helped
now, and I'm not sure that I want tc
help it. But, Amy Brentwood, do
keep a grip on your pocket-book foi
the rest, of the day."
It was a most resolute and practical
young shopper who sat down before
the Dearborn display of winter dress
?oods. Being now on strict .. :r>nv
Nest; fe ulan?, fer thr purcf?ai?? nf tit*
jrs???.iie .she was lu dar. v.
. . .
.. .. . ;(*gnaw^
iv tieitiO^. .anxiety'.-m.'an? v ..
Fous-; ?.?/. wt :::??>oh !': ''''['
rUiilorucr ?:-curerth? b?^l?6^?i'?.:':: .
Kor hor^ni?n1?1'. Ho- won ???ry*;
.- and K:M? accept ?MS K
mor?! thankfully, 30 the ?iv** ?ras ..-.:.'??'
satisfactorily disposed o? and Auiy'?
purse W3> !>.;. $7 'Iii; lie?iet'.
Thc finding of a coat to be worn
harmoniously with the dress took long
er, and when, after searching through
many "cloak departments," Amy fin
ally paid $11 for the only thing she
thought would do at all, "she was thor
oughly weary. Time was flying fast,
and if she kept her appointment with
Stuart she must not stop for lunch.
So she ordered a cup of hot chocolate
in a confectioner's shop, and while
she waited for it made up her ac
counts. They stood thus:
Street car and round trip ticket $ 1.15
Cloth dress 7.00
This left a balance of $18. Amy's
courage rose. "I believe I am redeem
ing myself," she thought. She went
about her smaller purchase cheerfully,
buying a pair of heavy walking shoes
at $2, and two pairs of 40-cent stock
ings, with a most virtuous sense of
being a wise and careful shopper.
Still these expenditures reduced her
balance to $15 and twenty cents, ana
she groaned In spirit again.
"How it does melt away!" she
sighed. "And there are the handker
chiefs, and the gloves, and my school
waists yet to get. It did seem as if
$50 would do so much.
A window Ailed with a fascinating
display of French millinery caught her
eye. The hat must be made sure of if
she had to do without some other
things, she decided, and- "I'll just
look around here a little," she said
to herself,, "though I certainly can't
spend more than $5."
She went in, and was at once borne
down upon by one of those modishly
attired, pleasantly attentive milliner's
assistants who are responsible for so
many depleted purses. The very first
bat she set upon Amy's blonde head,
after a moment's careful study of the
deep blue eyes and fair complexion,
following the girl's announcement, "I
am looking for something to wear with
a brown suit," was a little creation
of the milliner's art which made Amy
catch her breath as Bhe looked at her
self. Surely nothing so pretty had
ever rested upon the heads of her
wealthy young cousins, although they
fairly revelled in dainty head-gear.
"It sul?s mademoiselle exquisitely
well," commented the woman. "It is
admirable, perfect, I would not change
it a particle. I can show other hats,
visions of beauty, but nothing so
adapted to mademoiselle's charming
Amy surveyed herself at every angle
in the cleverly arranged mirrors, her
checks rosy with pleasure. "It is so
small and plain It can't bc expensnve,"
she thought, and asked the price.
"Fifteen dollars, mademoiselle,"
said the woman, "and ridiculously
cheap at that, for it is a French hat,
a Camille Roger, see?" she displayed
the lining. "It costs far more than
that, but it is so simple it suits only
the refined taste, and few have that,
so it has been passed by. Madame
but yesterday lowered* the price, say
? v/'i - ange that such a
' v ;:. I unsold."
'3 first experience,
. ? !. ' .;: weight with her
: the question at fir
i. when so many tl
be bought, but-oughl
; : > bargain slip? Her
; L. arguments for
. p urchase. The i dei
1 v ? . ? y, a hal copied in less exper
' H. '.- au I dispensing with
"t. 1 .-i.ark, a luxury most
' . v ' . ) . schoolgirl, lid not
.-till, if the saleswo
one for a moment,
t t.:.e girl's judgment w
u oven then, but sr
do leave their via
.l^-.l moments, and it
.s to many wiser bu;
ure walting at her ?
coaiy .observant (
power of impartial
j . ya? ;.-;je. I
tte an unfamiliar vi
d herself saying, se
SI-* her own consent, "I
? -. along the pavements,
lg Rxe fifteen dollars,-it
v- '/.- .cy a* ats in her purse-feel
as "guilty if she had stolen
mon?y. "I wonder when mother
had "a new bonnet," she thought. "
what; is the matter with me? I se
perfectly par,aiyzed when one of t
sort;of clerks gets hold of me. W
am f : going'to do without gloves
handkerchiefs, and I never can mi
my old school waists respectable
? going away!"
.. "Well, you're a good one," cried
gayjvoice in her ear. "Where do y
think you are? You're five bloc
from Stannard's. I gave you up t
mnutes ago. Did you miss Saund?
, street, or didn't you mean to meet i
'"wt- ?' ??
Stuart was rushing her along at
great pace, giving her PO chance
explain that she was tired and did E
care for the football game after a
He a??d her on board of an electi
carrin a twinkling and was smiling
her strom the platform, where he ma<
onegpfa mass of young fellows in ci
lege* -and preparatory-school coloi
whokept the car lively with their fu
>-jmry never clearly knew how si
^perit the next two hours. At ai
ot?l× she would have consider*.
the;,chance of seeing one of Stuart
much-talked-of games the greate
pleasure that could come her way. T
dig|$he sat listlessly upon the hai
seat, with tho people under whos
wir 't\ Stuart had placed her, an
tht [ght of her day's experience
straight through one of the most e:
citing, games of the season.
"Wasn't it glorious?" exulted Stuar
.n?mBr-n* y?or- oftfir the^ame, lookin
r.;.^i;Q?or3 and .-Jaie.? ir ht porcptratftf!
>sr .^vue"'': >> rb : hi?l th?...Victor
r . - "VO?T?J: v.i t;- .-irr r
. . . nm brag:.:ins. I tel
?vere fit Ut tV he?*" %
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'.'ftbu.- .Iv. ?ueir /oi"var,f3 ?lld" ar?le?3*'
A;-1-;: it was th? :. Wlc-ftfttt&s &w
. .' .... L that a t?eKU
# . V:..,. ? vn :he
-lu. "5 . . ? . -;-:n't notice ?.
I ;ort-j'r?i? I r?n T Tun?1-''." r.j
agreed', trying to remember the pla]
in question. Something in her voice
made Stuart look curiously at her, bul
only . the side of a pale cheek was
turned toward* him. "Something's up,'
he thought "I won't bother her witi
football jargon-she's tired. Funny
though," he considered, as he put hei
abroad the car for the return trip
she's suoh a girl for her wheel and any
sport; I shouldn't think a morning's
shopping could do her up."
By the time the car reached theil
train, Stuart had talked off his enthus
iasm over the game with the crowd or
the car, and was ready to give his
cousin his serious attention. As the
train drew out of the dark station inte
the western sunlight he observed that
Amy's eyes were full of tears. He
bought an afternoon paper of the train
boy, add unfolding it held wide-spread,
affecting to read as he carefully
screened his companion from observa
tion.. After a time he asked gently:
j "Is it-er-anything I could help about,
The answer was a genuine little sob,
wheh Stuart fervently hoped nobody
heard. Presently a tremulous voice
murmured, "0 Stuart, you won't under
stand, but I must tell. I've been so
foolish and so extravagant. I-'
"Fire away," whispered Stuart, en
couragingly, but it was some time be
fore she could speak. Thc train was
approaching Stuart's suburban station
before he had the whole story. Then
he had to talk fast.
"See here, puss," he said', "I don't
think you've been extravagant-Jove!
-when I think what I spend. But I
know how you feel, and I see you'd
rather be shot than wear that hat and
that, forget-me-not thing. Now. I'll tell
you. You know Lydia and Nell think
the world of clothes-more than they
ought to, and more than likely they'd
fancy these of yours." If they don't
I'll send 'em back to you-I will-I
swear it. Now let me have 'em. will
you? I expect the fellows 'll howl to
see me carrying that bandbox," he
thought, "but no matter-I'll make the
girls keep mum. except to mother," he
declared, "and nobody but Aunt Esther
need ever know. Here we are, is it
"0 Stuart," whispered Amy, grate
fully, "you are so good! But please,
please don't let the girls takd them
unless they truly want them. Oh, I
hope 'he won't hurt that hat," she
breathed, a moment later, smiling
through her tears, as Stuart waved the
frail bandbox at her, from the back
seat of a rapidly receding trap, driven
by two pretty girls.
"By tomorrow I shall hear," she
told her mother, when the conference
was over, the bundles opened, and the
sensible purchases approved. But she
had not even to sleep upon her trou
bles, for before bedtime a telegram
"The blessed boy," cried Amy, as
she read the brief but comforting mes
? "Bargain satisfactorily concluded.
Will send check tomorrow. Everybody
happy. Congratulations. Stuart Brent
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4;fe'.:.- . -,
Desperate Chanen Which They Son?,
"I have been often asked why rnil
vr&.y engineers disregard their instruc
tions and tho warning signals along
the line of their road," said the gen
eral superintendent of a railroad to a
Washington Star man, "and I have
summed it up that it is human nature
for men to take chances in their busi
ness, and that engineers are no excep
tion to the general rule.
"Sometimes they cannot give a sat
isfactory reason why they do sa. I
will give you an authentic instance
j of this habit, which made me live 10
years in 30 minutes.
"On a road I was at the time con
nected with was a long trestle over a
bay, several miles in length, with a
drawl.ridge in the centre. The draw
had been opened, and as a tugboat was
passing through tbs bridgemen heard
the rumble of a fast, heavily laden
parsenger tcaln as it struck the bridge
a mile away. Knowing that the red
danger signals were set with the
opening of the draw, they supposed
that thc engineer would slow UR, or
stop, a3 might be necessary. Instead,
to their consternation, the train came
along at regular speed, and a frightful
accident appeared Inevitable. They
yelled to the captain of the tugboat to
go at full speed, and as the boat glided
through th? draw In the darkness they
exerted themselves to swing the draw
into the locking bolts before the train
could get to the point where the rails
"The engineer, however, disregard
ed the last danger signal a few hun
dred yards from the draw, and came
on. By a remarkable coincidence of
time and position, the draw, which
was, of course, in motion, swung so
that the rails of the east-bound track
wer? in juxtaposition with the west
bound track upon which the train was
running, and the heavy engine and one
of the passenger coaches, striking the
east-bound rails, glided upon the draw
and stuck there, the remaining portion
of the train bstng on the west-boupd
track, making almost a figure S of the
"If the draw had moved the 30th
part of a second faster or slower, the
east-bound rails would not have been
opposite the west-bound rails at the
very instant that the great engine
struck them, and a frightful disaster
would have resulted. When I got out
on the bridge a few minutes later I ful
ly expected to find the train in the
bottom of the bay, and the draw
smashed into splinters. I discharged
the engineer on the spot and asked
him why he had not observed the sig
nals. He admitted that he saw them,
but could not give ? catioi?^?"- -i
for fall otc ta b).?.?.?? r caeai He ;
ft>i?Jfentiyi took his chances of Siidim, ;
th- * :<-?? -?n-w! ,vv* ivV-i?.H ii. j
i "i.;,"^ ?' t .[
; i '. ' ai . <?.]>..?:t;;!ly. ?ii tlYe '
;i flmit*d #kpr&ti i&voi tnrwr'gu the j
rt--. -cvTr..?.-? bf the night fof. si *: ?JX? '
:A-':,:.:I.S sn' * tfittea on
. . iti a*?nut of an engicser ?
fer upon the ground that their nerves
had gone back on them for running the
fast trains. I have had men who have
been flung 50 feet over their tender !
in a head-on collision and had a dozen
bones broken., come to me after they
had been discharged from the hospital
and ask to be put back on their old
run. You see, they begin firing when
they are about 18 or 20, and the cab
of an engine is their home. If they
run into a person, or a wagon load of
people on the track, ii it la not their
fault, they take.a practical view of it;
they have to. If it is their fault, we
discharge them, and they can take any
view of it they please then, for we do
not wish in our employ careless men.
This is true with all of the big roads,
and as a result American engineers of
today are about as model a set of men
in their employment as can be found."
l'rofltnble Love Letter?.
With our array in Cuba during the
most interesting part of the "doings"
down there was a young lieutenant
who counts time by his love affairs in
stead of by the calendar. Just before
he departed for the wars he became
engaged to a girl in the "First ward."
I really don't believe she cared so
much for him as she let on, but it's
asking too much of any girl to expect
lier to refuse a departing soldier in
blue and gold, with a stern-set Glbson
csque face, and tears in his eyes. So
he went away, and as nearly as possi
ble he wrote a letter to her every day.
He had little time to spend in writing,
and he spent it all on her. He wrote
carefully, he wrote with infinite detail,
and while the girl might have 'plained
that the letters were not especially
ardent, she couldn't say they were not
comprehensive. There was the whole
history of the young soldier's stay in
Cuba in them, when he returned. And
then the very first thing he did after
be came home was to pick a quarre?
"My letters!" Bald she.
"My letters!" demanded he.
She flung them at him. three neat
packages tied up with ribbon. Love
letters to her they were, but to him
they were a carefully written and ac
curately detailed history of his expe
riences In Cuba. He'd saved the trou
ble of a diary, saved the risk of loss,
and his reward was three packages of
Invaluable literary assets. Nobody but
a man would have thought of that.
Anotlior Coming Ceremonial.
It ia^not likely that the Duke of
Cornwall and York will bc created
Prince of Wales until after the king's
coronal ion next year. This distinction
used to be conferred with a ceremony,
which (says one of our London corre
spondents), will probably be revived in
1H02. Strutt, in his "Customs," sum
marizes the ceremony as follows:
"The prince is presented before the
king in princely robes, who putteth
about his neck a sword bend-wise, a
cap and coronet on his head, a ring
on his middle finger, a verge of gold
In his hand, and his letters-patent af
ter they are read."-Sheffield Tele
? WHeq Spain's pg ?
I Eoniea of Age. |
HE young King of Spain,
Alfonso XIII., comes of age
next spring, and -will have
the nominal ruling of his
ccuntiy. He will have good advisers,
however, including his mother, the
present Queen Regent, Senor Sagasta,
and the Duke of Tetuan. Alfonso
XIII, will be sixteen years of age on
May 17. It ls. believed that the coro
nation will be practically a private
event, and in the light of present po
litical conditions in the country, lt will
probably be a wise precaution.
The political atmosphere has cleared
somewhat. Things aro not so bad a's
they might be; there is a surplus, even
LATEST PORTRAIT OF THI
though not a large one, in the treas
ury, and theri is?o lack of activity 1n
the more important trading circles.
Senor Sagasta, one of the notable
figures in the political history of the
?um. ET* &raod8 for Spanish \. a?? -.J
j. :n, nn? Ehwre is u?. one the i-ouhtry
that ii (20 vi ii versed in its peculiar
.;< adit.em;. V.'orn by long service;to;j
i:1j Ctf?n?rr. ^'???lute?y fr**"!
O? *':.: f : .isl . J
L:.' . . r.ta rccoi
: :> ? ???cist? Af rae Interior; the
_ rureign auairs, and- tue
Duke of Veragua, as Minister of the
Navy. The first and last named gen
tlemen are Lot known in the United
States, but lt can hardly oe said that
they ure regarded with favor.
The American people remember
Weyler through his Cuban administra
tion, the story of which, all things con
sidered, does not improve with the
telling. The Duke of Almodovar del
Rio is said to be somewhat lu sym
pathy with the British; Senor Moret
ls perhaps the best known of all the
cabinet, and has an excellent record.
General Weyler's influence was In
evidence in connection with the mar
riage of toe Princess of Asturias, the
Queen's eldest child. The Princess's
choice-Don Carlos de Bourbon-ls the
second son of the Count Caser?a, who,
ls a pronounced Ca"llst. The Queen
Regent approved of the match because
it was based entirely on mutual esteem
and love, but Senor Sagasta strongly
opposed the marriage, even refusing
to be in office when it took place. Gen
eral Weyler's friendship for tee young
man meant so much, uowever, that
notwithstanding Sagasta's disapproval,
which was warmly seconded by both
Liberals and Republicans, tho mar
riage wes consummated. Don Carlos
now Prince of the Asturias by the
royal decree-studied in the Artillery
School at Segovia, and served in Cuba
under Weyler.-Harper's Weekly.
To Bo Busiest Corner in New York.
When the new rapid transit under
ground road is completed we will have
at Forty-second street and Sixth ave
nue three lines of railroad, one un
der another-a thing existing nowhere
else ia the world except In London,
where at the northern end of Black
friars Bridge the same condition pre
Herc we will have the new under
ground road running beneath the
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Sixth avenue surface line, and over
that will be the Sixth avenue elevated
road, with Us numerous trains.
Perhaps no spot In the world will
bc the scene of greater activity in tra
vus and between the three lines an
iin.ncnse number of people will pass
tDl3 corner every day.- New York
COMING FUR FASHIONS.'
Tails Galore Form Neck Pieces - Far?
The nimble fingers of a fashionable
furrier's employes are already busy
carrying out the clever designs from
London and Paris in mink and eable
neck pieces. Sable, you know, ls Im
ported in the pelt shape without duty,
so it is really sane to buy these fine
latural furs here where one knows
md has confidence In the furrier.
To judge by these fine novelties our
!urry fellows have taken to growing a
jreat number of tails. Of yore, when
ve complained that there were too
ew tails on a neck piece we were In
ormed that animals seldom had moro
hon one each.
Evidently we've changed all that,
or these advance beauties are com
posed entirely of tails.
In mink tails these pieces cost from
50 to $75. The one shown In the illus?
3 YOUNG SPANISH KING.
ation is perhaps the most graceful
ad fetching. Round the satin neck
tnd is a double row of tails, the top
>w looped down, the bottom row.
oped up, until both rows meet At
. " .*.*'...? ...?.?... p?r.*e
: ... an fouj i-udd in chenille effect
ich of the? . strands being T~>-;p. qC<j
ionr mils. .
Amone; the vari?t loas on
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A FOBE LOOK AT FUE FASHION'S.
ynonymous with torture garments
lever mind, there arc cold day3 cora
Paletots aro to lead in style, black
?roadcloth being the favored fabric
Nie all-gray Siberian squirrel is the
ihoice for linings.
As to the details, the sleeves will
>ell a blt at the wrist, and though the
;oat is perfectly'loose the seam down
he middle back will be slightly curved
ind open about half the way up.
Women who are to indulge in a mid
?eason as well as a cold-weather pale- .
:ot are choosing black Loulsine, and
white is still the favorite lining. .
The pest of yellow fever ho3 been
:ombated with such vigor In Cuba
that uot a single death has been re
ported as resulting from it this year,
?ccordiug to good authority. Reports .
received by Surgeon-General Wyman
from members of the medical staff
scattered all over the Island of Cuba
show that lt ls practically free from
vellow fever. This is probably tho
Brst time this statement could be made
for centuries. The reason that yellow ': ?
fever has been so successfully over
come is because of the efficient sani
tary methods employed by the United
States health officers. Havana Itself
bas been revolutionized as regards its
sanitary conditions. Recent experi
ments having proved that yellow fever
was to a great extent transmitted by
mosquitoes brod in the tropical
swamps and the cesspools, drastic
means were employed to kill these In
sects. The streets and sewers in Ha
vana and other cities of the island
were sprinkled with kerosene, with
most satisfactory results.
Out of 100,000,000 passengers by sea
all-over the world thirty lose their
lives; out of the same number by rall,