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I sdiinm sraciQs
AT THE CHARITY BAZAR.
H I did 'not kins her. though her face
M Was very beautiful to see;
IH I did not kiss her, thoueh she said,
WM T With modest blushes that I might:
M I'd thought I would, but hung my head
And hurried to get out of sight.
That orphans might have bread and
I She sold the kiss that 1 had bought;
Her lips looked very, very sweet.
And I'd been forced to bid a lot
She stood thero In her booth prepared
To let her lips by inlno be pressed;
I had tho right, If I had cared.
To catch her warmly to my breast.
Would farno (o any man bo sweet
If for tho asking It were had?
If wealth were laid at all men's feet.
Would money over make us glad?
Let fool buy kisses. If they will.
From maidens who aro fair to soo;
The kiss that must be fought for still
Is all that seoms worth while to me.
The Climax of Corruption.
Mrs. Smlthson-Brown 1 am told
that Mrs. Joncs-Grccn-Qrey has been
expelled from her club.
Mrs. Clark-Devorls Served tho hor
rid thine Just right!
"Was hor offense serious?"
"Positively heinous, my dear. She
was giving robatca on her alimony!"
Lawyer Aro you er er truthful?
i Youth (aftor tho Job) Yes, air; but
VytiJ ain't bo blamed truthful as tor Inter
fere wlv any of your business.
There once was a lady named Dowd
Whose peek-a-boo waist was quite loud;
When she went out at night
The moon, at the sight,
Slushed deep and went under a cloud.
I Mllwaukco Sontlnol.
Jinks Ha, ha, ha! I foel Jolly to
day. My daughtor has stopped poster
ing mo for a necklace. I happened to
get an Idea from a friend, and I acted
on It told hor I had noticed that tho
prottlost girls woro not wearing Jow
Winks Dy glngor! I'll try that
Jinks tho noxt day Hollo, Winks,
did you try that antl-Jowolry gamo on
Winks Y-o-s; and now my wife Is
raging around becauso nho thinks I've
been staring at protty girls. I wish I'd
bought tho necklace. N. Y. Weekly.
"I hear you aro engaged to Kthol
Knobs. I don't wish to alarm you,
but she said tho othor day that sho
had ubsolutoly no wish to know how
i ' "I know It I proposed to hor as
oon as I hoard It." Brooklyn Eagle
"Sho'a awful skinny, Isn't sho?"
, '1 should say not! She's willowy;
that girl's dad has got monoy." Hous
1 , ton, Post
Saplelgh Tho doctahs oay clga
wetto smoke kills mlcwobes, doncber
Miss Cauatlquo Thon how do you
account for tho fact that you are still
alive? Chicago Dally Nowa.
iUfi '- Must Be.
"You're laughing at me!"
", "What makes you think so?"
"1 don't soo anything olso to laugh
at." Cleveland Leader.
Easing His Conscience.
Itev Mr. Goodman (Inspecting lilm
self In mirror) Caroline, I don't
really bollovo 1 ought to wear this
win. It looks Ilka living a He.
Mrs. Goodman Mess your heart,
Avory, -don't let thnt troublo you.
That wig will nover fool anybody for
ono moment. Chicago Trlbuno.
A UNION 8HOP.
U t-Jtj r ' '
A 8orry 8pectacle.
Behold her skipping on the sand.
This vaunted summer girl; .
Her face Is full of freckles and
Her hair Is out of curl.
How It Happened.
Tarantula Tom Why did Bill plug
Lava-Bed Poto It all come o Bill's
dlstressln' Ignoranco o' legal terms.
T. T. How wuz that?
L.-B. P. Well, Bill owed th short
horn some monoy, an' was sorter slow
about payln'. So the stranger writ
him a letter sayln', "I will draw on
you at eight." An Bill thought that
meant a gun play, so when he meets
up with tho strangor ho draws first
It was a mlsundorstandln'. Clovoland
As a Reminder.
Tho lazy son had graduated and
then come home to sponge on his
"I don't know what Is the trouble
with that boy,'" growled the Biro.
"Ills only ambition seems to be to
"Why don't ho hang out his shin
gle?" queried tho neighbor.
"I don't know, but, by hook, If he
don't hang It out pretty soon I am
going to take tho shlnglo and uae It
on him." Chicago Dally Nows.
THE GREAT 8UMMER 8ALE.
Hubby Oh, I say, dear, thta shop
ping business Is a beastly fag.
Wlflo How Inconsldorato you are!
Why, I'm doing tho shopping, you aro
simply carrying the parcols.
I could not sit near her, and she
Llkowlse refused to sit by me;
8he'd eaten onlon-Mled croquettes,
And I'd smoked Turkish cigarettes I
How He Entered.
"And how," askod tho criminologist,
"did you start on your career ot
Tho safecracker sighed.
"When a more child of 13," ho said,
"I ontorod a femalo soralnary
"As I suspectod!" exclaimed tho
professor. "You aro a womun In dis
guise!" "Not at all what are you kidding
mo for? I was a porch cllmbor In thorn
days." Clovoland Loador.
'"When an actor passes away,'"
quoted Bootbby Hamfattor,""ho loaves
nothing behind him.'"
"Nothln',"' assented the landlord of
tho ono-nlght stand hotel, "oxcoptln'
mobbo a trunk full o' rockB, an a rope
tor Bliow which wlndor ho dumb
outer." Clovoland Loador.
Heard on the Beautiful 8hore.
Angrily tho theologian fluttorod his
"And how did you got hero?" ho do
roanded of tho humblo savage.
"I took a corrcspondocco courso In
piety," replied tho chMd'ot tho forest,
producing hla diploma. Puck.
Yeast Ho's mado all his money
with his own bands.
Crlmsonbeak Indeed !
"Yes j he's a prlzo-flghter." Tcnk
Chicago. From a youth's dream,
through a nmzo nf dlgslpntlon, fren
zied gambling and tho resultant do
bauchory, Into which was sucked tho
cashier who In turn drow In tho presi
dent, until tho wholo structure tum
bled with a crash, the fall of tho Mil
waukea Avcnuo State bank has been
Walter Frantzen, once confidential
secretary to Paul O. Stonsland, a
stripling of excellent promise, saw In
a dream that which aroused tho spirit
of chance within him. Through tho
boy the unrelenting spirit touched
Henry W. Hcrlng, tho cashier, and he
fell, dragging with him Paul O. Stcns
land, tho president, who had also
been caught In tho magic meshes'.
In a dream that camo to him the
night beforo the great American
Derby at Washington park In 1900,
Frantzen, who had novcr been at a
race track In his life, saw tho plung
ing horses galloping to tho finish, and
Just as plainly as If ho stood In tho
press box of the old stand, he saw a
card put up, reading: "1. Sidney
Lucas." Tho vision passed and ho
awoke In tho morning n marked man,
though unaware of It.
"I had a funny dream last night"
Frantzen said to a fellow-clerk. Thon
he told him of tho vision.
"What was tho namo?" askod tho
"I can't remembor exactly, but It tho
papors have tho ontrlcs, and this was
ono of them, I can tell," ho ropllod,
and an Interest arose within him.
Found Horse of Hit Dream.
Tho clerk got a paper and slowly
read down through tho entries of tho
groat racing event. Whon SIdnoy Lu
cas' namo was reached Frantzen cool
ly said: "That's the ono."
Frantzcn's associates woro Inclined
to regard it aa a Joke, but kept asking
him why ho did not "tako a chance."
He battled with tho desire to bot, for
aa a dork at $75 a' month ho did not
mud and run circles around Lieut.
Gibbons, the favorite.
Tho winner Bhot under tho wlro
with a trailing bunch of blurred horses
and riders behind. Tho grandstand
leaped Into life and noise. Frantzen
pulled out his ticket, looked It over
and walked through tho disgruntled,
rapidly thinning crowd in tho betting
ring to the almost deserted bookstand.
Ho presented his ticket, and tho book
maker, with the samo grin, handed
him a roll that counted up nearly $000
when ho got home.
Sealed Doom of Bank.
Frantzen had won his first bet, nnd
tho doom of tho Milwaukee Avcnuo
Stnto bank wag scaled.
Tho story traveled through tho
bank and bocamo known to his
friends. Frantzen was looked upon
as a sort of wizard, and acquaintances
urged hlra to "go to It" while his luck
held out. His head was turned, ho
followed tho evil advice, and becamo
a regular plunger. Somo days ho
would pick as many as six raco win
ners. Ho seldom sustained a loss. His
acquaintances and friends began to
tnko his "steers," and Frantzen, tho
ambitious young secrotary of a few
weeks before, sat at his desk with
"dopo Bhcets" and studied tho horses,
about which ho had not tho slightest
Frantzen found new associates to
assist him In spending his easily made
money, and Into theso circles ot gay
oty ho took Hcrlng. Hcrlng was a
phlegmatic, homo-loving German
whoso amusements had been of a do
Dazzled by tho glamour ot Frant
zcn's wonderful run of luck, ho saw no
roason why he Bhould not follow
Frantzcn's lead with tho samo suc
cess. Downfall of Others Begin.
Frantzen was a natural loador and
tho pace bo set the cashier was not
around, Frantzen was favorod with no
vision. Tho nearest thing to a
"dream" ho could muster up was tho
namo Aladdin, as a wlnnor. Aladdin
sounded llko a inlraclo and the "pool"
backed It for all It was worth. Alad
din barely reached tho wlro before tho
noxt raco was cnllcd.
Swift Pace Down Hill.
It was then that tho Incllno was
reached, end tho membors of tho pool
Bhot to their doom. Dobauchery, fast
women, ovll associates, and high
times figured In their mad efforts to
hide from ,tholr accusing consciences.
Whon Stcnsland was drawn Into tho
pool ho mot women of a sphoro Just
above Horlng's, and It wa8 at that
tlmo that Frantzen wns charged with
cmbczzlomont of from $40,000 to $69,
000, and sent away. His cunning In
picking '.nnors had loft 'him.
Stentland a Wanderer.
The predominating trait of Paul
Stonsland's charactor recalls tho fact
that he was ot tho blood of tho old
vikings who sot sail in tliolr frail
ships, carolcss of whoro the wind boro
them provided it was somowhero new.
Stcnsland was abovo all things a
wandoror. Whon ho arrived In Chi
cago aftor yoars spent drifting from
placo to placo In tho orlont and with
old ago approaching ho still could not)
resist his nomadic Instincts. About
five years ago ho wont on a prolonged
trip through South and Central Amer
ica and moro particularly Honduras,
In which country ho professed a spe
cial lntorcst. On his return ho dis
played a marked rctlcenco to glvo
an account ot his travels. In view of
this fact tho opinion Is freely ex
pressed among his quondam acquaint
ances that tho missing man will bo
found, If nt all, In Central America.
Contrary to popular opinion, Stcns
land Is declared to havo been far from
prodigal with his money. Ho was
oxtremely frugal In his meals and
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A-".-' rA?i&ln -ni"ft ri--fa ...... , , .
havo monoy to throw at tho birds, or
at horsos, olthor. Besides, tho news
papers declared that Lucas did not
havo a chanco on earth.
Frantzen, up to that tlmo, had novor
gambled, and had seldom playod
cards. Ho had romalnod homo at
night to study and read. Ho was
ambitious to become a successful bus
iness man llko Paul O. Stonsland, his
employer, whom all In that district
looked up to and respected.
Frantzen had never been tosted In
Just this way beforo, and ho was un
prepared for resistance. Not knowing
tho price ot his folly, ho drow $25
from tho bank and docldod to put In
his Saturday halt-holiday at tho track.
He did not Intend to bet; he told his
friends ho Just wanted to boo tho
Succumbed to Temptation.
When he reached tho track and
mingled with tho enthusiastic throngs
that crowded the bolting ring, his
droam came back to him with start
ling reality. Ho saw the track and
grandstand as he had seen them In
hla dream. Tho betting ring seemed
to draw him with an lrroslstlblo forco.
He crowded through and with a
trembling band proffered $20. "Put
that on SIdnoy Lucas in tho Derly,"
be said huskily. The bookmaker
grlnnod as ho handod back a paste
board card with a little rod number
ing ax tho top, and a scrawl of figures
at the center. Ho placod It in his In
side pocket, and thon read tho "dopo"
on th6 Derby. It said that Thompson
Broa., tho ownors of Lucas, woro du
bious. Frantzon sighed with rellof to
know his monoy was already lost
But whon tho horses went to tho
post he waa bowlldored to soo that tho
horee with "1G" attachod waa Lucas.
Tho numbor "IE" had boon on the
horse ot his dreams. Spollbound he
watched the preliminaries and tho
jstart Ho watched Lucas stir up the
slow. Herlng, howovor, aftor a fow
Ineffectual attempts to swing Into It,
finally struck tho gait. Ho mado him
self at homo In crowds ho had
shunned all through his own youth.
Gradually Paul O. Stonsland was
drawn Into tho crowd. Ho bogan to
lose tho moral Integrity that had been
his. About this tlmo somo ot his old
frlonds, prominent Norwegians who
had horotoforo regarded him as a
splendid reproscntntlvo of tholr race,
hoard of his chanced associations nnd
withdrew their confldonco from him.
This marked tho beginning of his per
sonal downfall. Ho bogan to steal
from tho bank In ordor to meet tho
domands on him, taking out llttlo by
little, animated by a hopo similar to
Frantzcn's that his speculations would
reap a rich harvest boforo tho stolen
money was missed.
Thon Frantzen'a luck turnod. Think
ing that It would surely swing back to
his original good fortune on hots, It
Is charged that ha began taking small
sums from tho bank. Ho told himself
ho was moroly borrowing until ho
should be ablo to win back tho equiva
lent to-morrow or the day aftor.
Herlng says Frantzon stolo $10,000.
A memorandum found In Stonsland's
vault places tho amount at $69,000,
Frantzon was novor prosecuted by tho
bank authorities and loft tho stnto
when his crlmo was discovered. Now
ho Is bolng brought back to answor
for It, as well as to toll all he kilows of
tho operations of tho bank officials.
Herlng Wins at First.
Cashlor Henry Herlng became a
"sport" undor tho Influence of Frant
zon. Ho followed tho "tlps"of Frant
zon and won a lot ot monoy, Thoo
dore Stonsland, whoso fathor at that
tlmo was not Involved In tho stealing
that finally cost him his all and spread
mUory among thousands, usod to ro
tor to Herlng as a "choap sport" and
a "cheap skate."
When the 1902 Derby day came
would frequently dlno In a cheap res
taurant near tho bank whore a table
d'Hoto was served for tbo modest sum
of ono quarter. This frugality waa
varied with occasional curious extrav
agances. At Infrequent Intorvals ho
would Invito a party of his frlonds to
his house, whero ho would entertain
thorn In a manner boflttlng his sup
Famed for Capacity for Liquor,
Stonsland Is said to havo takon
great prldo In hla reputation as a con
nolssour ot wlnos, and on tho occasion
of a trip to California a couplo ot
yoars ago ho purchased a large quan
tity of wlno, which wns Btorod In the
collars of tho cooporatlvo otoro, whoro
tho bulk of It Is still said to bo lying.
Tho ox-proBldont's capacity for
liquor wns n favorlto topic among his
friends, evon aquavit, tho strong spirit
which la a favorlto bovorago among
his countrymen, bolng apparently
powerless to upsot his equilibrium.
His old gardonor has romarkod with
admiration how Stonsland would
drink a party of companions undor the
tnblo and appear tho noxt morning at
six o'clock fresh nnd keon for busi
ness. A saloon In tho neighborhood o(
Stonsland's home wns a favorite re
sort In which, ho spent much of his
tlmo. Tho barkeopor recalls an ex
pression which once foil f'-om tho llpa
of the man which Ihrowa a, strong
sidelight on his charactor.
Ono evening whllo Stenslaud was In
tho anloon with a frlond ho waa boast
ing of a real ostato transaction that
ho had' Just closed which he doclarod
would not him $200,000. His frlond ro
maiked that ho wondored ho was not
sutlsllcd, ut his tlmo of llfo, with what
ho had already acquired and that he
did not rotiro. Stonsland looked at
him for a fow minutes and then re
marked slowly: "it's tho game, my
boy; It'a th garao."
HUNDREDS PERISH I
Township of Lwareli, District H
of Telaw,.in the Caucasus, H
is Partially Burled.
Whole Side 6f Great Mauntsln Slips H
Away and Engulf Hur.sirce'e of H
People Beneath an Avalanche of H
Mire 8lx Feet In Depth. H
Tlflls. Prnctlcaly without wanting M
tho aldo ot a mountain rising above M
U10 township of Kwaroll broke away M
and on a sen ot BcmMlquld sand, H
atones and mud swept down ou the M
township and overwhelmed and ob- M
lltcrntcd It Soma 2G0 persons have H
been burled alive. Flfty-flvo bodies al- H
ready havo been recovered from the fl
mire, which Is six feet deep. In nddl- fl
tlon to the lives lost countless head ot M
cattlo porlshod and the crops wore do- M
Kwarell township occupies an area M
of five kilometers of tho district of H
Tclaw, In the Caucasus. Similar dls- M
asters aro common occurrencea la M
Caucasian valleys. H
MURDERED BY GUARD. H
Traglo Fate of Russian Girl Who la H
8hot Down by Brutal 8oldler. M
St. Petersburg. Thero was a re- H
volt In tho central detention prison M
at St. Petersburg on Monday In conse- H
quenco of tho death of Mile. Seme- M
nova, a gtrl of 22, n young and en- H
thuslasllc Social Democrat who waa M
shot and killed by a Boulry when sho M
showed herself at tho window ot her M
cell overlooking tho court yard. Tho M
prlBonors expelled tho wnrders, bar- M
Headed the prlBon and laid tho corpse M
ot Mile. Semcnlva on nn Impromptu M
blor In tho coll, refusing to deliver to H
the authorities, and swearing they M
would dlo rather than surrender It. H
Troops were summoned, hut the nn- H
thoritloB, fearing bloodshed, tempor- H
Ized and sent for the brother of Mile. 'H
Semenova, to whom the Insurgents H
deliver the body. H
Grand Duke Nicholas, after an In H
vestlgatlon of tho affair, personally or- H
deied tho dismissal of the officer .of H
the guard, which was drawn from the H
unpopular Semlnovsky regiment Mile. H
Semenova was a medical student and H
was seeking to divide with the prls- H
oners somo sugar which she had sur- H
reptltloiiBly obtained when she waa H
GREAT DI8PLAY OF FRUIT. , M
Irrigation Congress Presented Evl- H
dence of Country's Fertility. H
Boise, Ida. Tho exposition of the H
products' of irrigation mado at tbo H
fourteenth National Irrigation $on- H
gross, just closed, was tho finest over H
mado In 'tho west. Tho fruit exhibit H
was of exceptional oxcollenco nnd It H
would bo hard to surpass It anywhere H
In tho world. H
Tho grand aweopetakes prize In the H
fruit competition was won by Utah on H
merit Its display was the beat, the H
largest and most varied, and tho most B
tastefully and artistically displayed. H
In Idaho ench county participating H
had lta own display, all of them being H
excellent, nnd some of them, notably H
Ada and Canyon, bolng very largo and H
complete. Thore were good displays) H
from Washington, Cassia, Fremont H
Bingham, Elslnoro, Nez Perco and H
Custor counties, and a vory credltablo H
ono from Rupert, Lincoln county, H
raised without water. H
DARING IN ROBBERY. M
Russian Revolutionists Capture For- H
tune By'Bold Artifice. H
Vladivostok. By moans of bold ar- H
tlflco a party of revolutionists on Sat- H
urday obtained possession of $107,000, H
which had been sont hero for tho Thlr- H
tleth regiment. Throe men, attired aa H
an officer nnd two soldiers In uniform H
of that regiment, appeared at tho bank H
whore tho monoy was on deposit and H
withdrew the entire amount Tho men H
disappeared immediately and later It H
was lcarnod thoy woro Impostors. jH
ATE POI80NED DRIED BEEF. !H
Ten Persons at the Point of Death LfM
as a Result M
Kalamazoo, Mich. Ten persona in nS
thrco different families of this city Yftfo
havo boon lying at the point of death kj.'jj
for over twelvo hours, suffering from f5W
tho effects of eating dried beef ilellv- JrTSs
ored to their homes Saturday by a t jio
limn who cannot be located. A par- 'j vjk
tlal Investigation has revealed that t J Q,
tho meat camo originally from one of wi'if'l
tho largo packing houses. If hi;
STILL THROWING BOMBS. " vAf
The Policemen of Russia Have No lajlit
Soft 8nap. '7ZZ
Warsaw, Russian Poland. A bomb W'iff
wbb thrown In tho market square of ' 2j
Itudguowska, province of Vnraw, on $Sn,
Monday afternoon, killing ono police- ' ;Vjj
man and wounding another, litter , ;H
another bomb was thrown at tho en- M
franco of tho Zlrurdow spinning NsH
works In thla city, sovorely wounding ?HI
a policeman nnd a Janitor. Tho troops ? LK
thereupon flrod lu nil directions and ' '' ifl
killed or wounded forty persons. k yM
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