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TWO MILLION p
YEARS \60
AMigaty Battle Fougut\n
Wyoming
N
MONSTERS DOMINATED EARTH
aui;ji;ilNi]iiit (irnv to tho llnurniutis
t.on;; i 11 or.Mtioty-Mvc Foot, Walked
llio r.nriU, Lived nml Die?! and
<???> ve ?'l? Bowon lor tlio EiiN-flil-.
incut or Posterity ?Where tlaey nrv
Found.
Evidences of a mighty battle which
took place 2.000.000 years ago have just
been received at the American Museum
Of Natural History In New York. It
was fought between two of the might?
iest animals that ever lived, one a her?
bivorous dinosaur (terrible lizard)
about 90 feet long and tall enough to
wade across the Hudson river at
Grant's tomb without Wotting his head,
and the other a flesh-eating dinosaur,
probably twenty-live or thirty feet long
and weighing thirty or forty tons.
The details of this battle are as clear?
ly known as if it had happened yes?
terday, and the body of the monstrous
victim lies outstretched in Central
park. For Dr. Wortman, who has
. charge of the museum's Held work in
paleontology, has read the story of the
fight in the skeleton which he unearth?
ed and brought to Now York, a part of
a shipment of two whole carloads of
huge bones.
FIGHT TOOK PLACE IN WYOMING.
The light took place in what Is now
the State Of Wyoming, which was then
the shore of it great inland sea which
extended In a northly and southerly di?
rection through the center of the
Hulled States. Here among the tropi?
cal grass and palms these huge and
terrible animals lived and waded, and
here those thai ate (lesh preyed upon
those that nte vegetation, just as the
lesser animals do to-day. When the
huge d'nosaur, the skeleton of which
Dr. Wortman has found, was killed,
It sank down to the soft obse and there,
as the sea receded, it slowly petrified
and lay for 2,000,000 years. And there
iL was unearthed and photographed.
Ale/ng Its enormous toil bones Dr.
Wortmah has U und deep ridges, show?
ing where an enemy's claw struck down
and stripped off the fle.-li. and some of
the lower ycrtabre are entirely broken
on-, giving some idea of the awful vio?
lence of the attack.
CREPT UP FROM BEHIND.
The flesh-eating dinosaur, which was
something the shape of nn enormous
kangaroo, must have crept tip from be?
hind and taken its prey by surprise,
as a tiger falls on an ox. and by the
fierceness of the onslaught overcame
ah animal twice its sl'/.e. Inasmuch r-s
there is no evidence of the bones hav?
ing attempted to mend themselves, the
attack must have caused the death of
the herbivorous animal. .
TEN TIMES THE SIZE OF A MAS?
TODON.
The dinosaur, brontosaur, morosaur,
dlplodocus and others of '.he same or?
der lived find dominated the earth dur?
ing what are known as the Jurassic
and the late Ttinsslc ages. Some of
them were only as largo as our com*
rnon rabbit; others reached the gre:<t
length of seventy, eighty und ninety
feet. Occasional fragmentary skeletons
have been found In Europe, Asia, Af?
rica and oven Australia; but the great?
est number and the most perfect re?
mains have been 'found in the Ameri?
cas. The Had Lands of the West uro
fOUnd in places to be literally to be
underlaid with, the hones of dinosaurs.
They are of such curious shape and
odd formation that geologists are en?
abled by means of them to draw no
uncertain pictures of the conditions
which existed on earth during there
early ages. From the teeth they are
enable ! to say just what kind of food
the animals lived on; from the feet,
they can state what kind of ground
he trod upon; from another fossil they
lire enabled to state that the animals
' hnd cnnnnbnlistlc traits?that Is, n car?
nivorous species killed and ate a her?
bivorous speciesi '1H6 work Of finding.
Identifying, transporting, mounting
nhd studying these great bones i.i high?
ly Interesting. Special niches will have
to bo made in the American museums
to receive the mounted skeletons. The
complete skeleton of the new dinosaur
will weigh probably twenty thousand
pounds. Compare such n monster with
the skeleton of a mastodon, which will
weigh, probably two thousand pounds,
ami the mpatlOTl of great steel girders
to hold it in position will not seem su?
perfluous.
FIRST THOUGHT TO RR BIROS.
"Rome years ago." said Dr. Wort?
man, "there used to be discovered In
Ceumeetirut anil in Other New Ktigl.ind
States curious marks in [he rOCKS which
were said to have been made by the.j
feet of fossil birds. These footprints
wer> very large, and it followed that
If they were made By a bird it must
have been gigantic. By a little stretch?
ing of tho process whereby an anato?
mist takea a single bone nnd builds up
a skeleton from i'.. some scientists at?
tempted from there footprints to sug?
gest the whole external appearance of
the 'bird' that made them. Perhaps
the process dlel no harm in the long
run. for it stimulated research for this;
monster bird. This was about 1S35.
For years the belief gained advocates.
In 1S17 a few bones were found near
upper Milford, Pa., which proved the
pro-existence of some very large ani?
mal. Later a great upper jaw with
teeth, evidently from this same animal,
was found In Prince Edward island,
Canada. In Pennsylvania, New Jer?
sey, Mexico anil in other places skele?
tons, or parts of skeletons, were found,
and RnaMy by tho old process of put
tine twos and twos together it came
to be recognized that at one time there
must have lived a great reptile-like cre?
ature which walked the earth, lived i
ar.d died and gave up Its bones for the
enlightenment of posterity. The bird
tracks mentioned above had now been
discussed for half n century, till one day
when the feel of the great reptile were
pieced out It was suddenly found that
they .would fit the 'bird tracks' exact?
ly. The connection destroyed an old
theory, but It paid fc.r this with new
Inferences. It strengthened tho clews
for research and enabled geologists to
proceed more certainly in quest of'the
reptile bones which had been discov?
ered.
BAD LANDS THE BOTTOM OF A
SEA.
"Meantime !t. was found by this same
process of generalizing evidence that
North America once was divided by a
sen \Vhioh reached troth the Gulf of
M?sle;? t?,the Arctic o^eur.- Its east?
ern shore lar along the line where the
Missouri rlvor is now. Its western shore
was as far west as ITtuh. It was salt
and had tides and current the same as
the Atlantic ocean. In later'ages the
gradual elevation of the land caused
the close of the northern and southern
outlets of this sea. changing it into n
lake, in which the water grudualiysgot,
fresh, and pausing changes In the ani?
mal forms on lt:i banks. During Mlo
rgo!te times the hike reached from the
bakotas to lower Texas. Its eastern
iioro extended through South Dakota,
nt-biaska. Kansas. Oklahoma and
j|j:as. where the shore line made a
g\al loop Just north again .through
NJLv Mexico. Colorado. Wyoming and
Soit.Ii Dakota. Cheyenne, Chadron, Shi?
ne*. Obeiln, Kearney. Wichita and
O?er western cities are now sltuat '1
on land which once was under water.
Tfc white, the Platte, the North Pl?tte,
thk Arkansas, the Canadian nnd other
lesi significant rrvers now flow over the
mlif',1 !?ed of this old-time sea. In
latft ages it dried up on the south, and
purl of its northern edge overflowed,
gcttW finally Into North Dakota and
tahiiit la more of Wyoming. Later still
It ;!r!?jfl up entirely und Cue ground be
.curne (elevated far above what it wa?.
Out \dhlle it Insted >t ,dominated the
character of animal life In lu-. vicinity,
it washulte tropical, and during lower
Miocene, timej Its banks fest, red many
animals^ which now live around the
equatOr.\ such as llamas, monkeys,
tapirs, the rhinoceros, large peccaries
nnd rodents. At another period Its
banks harbored the short limbed rhino
ceres, primitive mastodons, three-toed
horses, small camels, wolves und saber
toothed tigers. Us aquatic animals j
were numerous, for Its benches were ?
shallow a long way out.
PBDVIS BONE SIZE OF FOUR BAR?
RELS.
"In the mass of fossils obtained from
its shores were found the bones of
many species of dinosaurs, the anlrr il
whose bird-like footprints had been at- i
trading attention in the east for half
a century. Not only were these skele?
ton found, but they wor.< found in such
abundance ami variety that many In?
ter-as ting facts could be conjectured
concerning their appearance and hab?
its. Among others, Professor O. C.
Marsh, of Y:).le College. h;-s done much
in restoring the eternal form of these
animals. From a set of hones some?
what incomplete, Professor Marsh
niade a "restoration" of a complete
skeleton, and a fierce looking animal it
was. I am speaking now of the largest
species. But formidable as It was, I
am afraid Profeiurbr Marsh did not go
far enough, lie did not make his ani?
mal long enough.. A skeleton which we
dug up in the summer was actually
ir.ui h longer than Marsh's computation.
Instead of seventy feet, as supposed, I
find the animal really reached a length
of probably ninety feet. Quite :i mon?
ster! Well, look at the pelvis bone
over there by the window. That Is
not much more than half of It. yet it
is larger than four barrels. Here is
the femur, or thigh bone, broken Into
three section. See if yon can lift one
of them? Uettor still, 1 will have the
v ho!e bone put together, and you can
have some Idea of its size."
He called lo his nslntants and they,
with some straining, placed the three
I sect lens of the femur together, stand?
ing the hone on end. It was ns thick
as the smokestack or a locomotive,
nulte as bktck-nnd about six feet high.
The prent knob on the end of the bone
where It fitted Into the socket of the
pelvis looked like the polished newel
posi of a great Iron balustrade;
HABITS OF THE GIGANTIC DINO
SAU US.
"There were numbers of species of
these animals," continued Dr. Wort
man. ' Some of tluni were herbivorous
and manifestly they fed on the vege?
table growth* of the seaside: others
were carnivorous und without doubt
preyed >n the herbivorous variety. Yet
the vegetable feeders were vastly
greater in size than their bloodthirsty
relatives I will mention only n few
Hpeelcs. for after i\!j. It Is the animal
as a class that i? of popular interest.
The bronlosaurun (we have one on ex?
hibition here in the museum) was sixty
two feet long, tin tni! alone was twen?
ty-six feel long. Us I high hone live feet
ten inches long. This thigh bone, by
the way. alone weighs "'10 pounds. The
animal when alive is estimated lo have
we.'ghed it least fifty ions: that is,
over one hundred thousand pounds.
Probably It was ? stupid, slow-moving
animal. Its small brain nnd slender
spinal cord would seem to Indicate this,
as Prof. Marsh has pointed out. Pro
ba'.-.ly i'.is. It win- Hill-nut offensive or
defensive weapons. According to it-.?
skeleton, It was n great losenge-shnped
animal, ns far as its actual body went,
with a long, snake-like head and tall
very much alike, as far as their dimin?
ishing shape was concerned. Wo know
it was a soml-nouatic animal from the
rnrtilagenous Indications of the ankle
joints. An animal with such soft pads
in its lower legs would need some sus?
taining power like water to hold up the
ton:; of weight in its body. Probably it
stood for some time on land each day,
but it must have had the water to re?
tire to when necessary; otherwise the
soft pad-like structures of its legs
must soon have become ossified into
very hard bone.
"Resides this big reptile there are
many varieties, among which I may
mention the dryosaurus, which was ten
or twelve feet long: the loa.saurus.
which was eight feet long: the eump
tosnurus, thirty feet long: the t'orpsau
rus. which was about the seme length,
but which was further distinguished by
a skull measuring rive feet across; the
trlceratops, which was twenty-five feet
long and ten feet high, had scales over
Its hc<!y, and great horns, both on Its
nose iind on its forehead -a kind of
aggravated rhinoceros, if we may so
call i? reptile; the stegosRUrus, which
was probably twenty feet long and had
great, flat, horny, sail-like projections 1
along Its ha< k. according to the desciip- i
lion or Marsh.
"The supposed new species of dino- '
snura which I was fortunate enough toj
uncover was entombed-in rocks of the]
Bad I..".nds of ...Wyoming, it is of the
carnivorous variety, of the very spe-j
clcs mayl e which Inflicted the wound
In tip teil of the herbiyorour dinosaur,
of which l have spoken to you. He was
built like a kangaroo?that Is, he had
short forelegs, but ?enormous hlndlcgs
and 'all- Be used his.tall to sit upon
quite as much as a kangaroo. But he
was thirty feet long ami much more
formidable in proportion. His jaws
were powerful find his great pointed
teeth were fully six Inches long and
had serated edges. He had claws, too,
great powerful talons, like those of the
hawk or eagle. A true monster. If ever
there was one, and quite able to in?
flict the great gashes which I found
In the back and tail of tho other fos?
sil.
WHERE THE BONES ARE FOUND.
Concerning the mnnner in which
these great fossil bones are found,
dug, transported and mounted, Dr.
Wortman said:
"Of course we have some intimate
knowledge of the presence of fossils
AFTER EFFECTS
OF CHRISTMAS
BUI Gossette Expatiates on
Result of Over Eating.
"A GUILTY CONSCIENCE''
Uncle Eeb <'hlrn* Slrrrlly .%t?<??u Ilia
IMottwnul i rip to ihn .Cohulry ami
Iteswlvp? No? ?? ? "?t ???? Mneti la tlx
InlMrft? Amutln-; lucldej.it ?I So
cieiy'a Swell KtuerittiMnictH, Hip
cuariiy U?H.
H3 K m
UTS arc often
used tf at?
tract atteu
tlon to the ar?
ticles they Il?
lustrate, ami
if any pictures
arc e v <- r
i?'7'J'r'i4,'AV ^ uset" ??? -his
^iB--V^kr co,um? ,thc
>-^^^^3f*;v:?.*[>i a p i> r opr ati -
----"'<?w</'^v !)? ?s of which
?k;-/''-:^.^ may be a trine
?'JrT=^-'~^' *" hart) to recon
cile with the
story it adorns, kind reader, you will
please attribute it to the fa< t that the
illustt" tion Is used to interest and
please those readers who don't read,
and because we have a job lot of cuts
on band that must he used. The cut
adorning this paragraph to-day w*?s
Intended for lust Sunday, but in the
go nor.- \ mix-up Incident to the s, a
son's festlvlth - the Illustration was
Oinllted. The picture is not intended to
represi nl old SontV ClaUs stealing In at
the midnight hour, as a casual ob?
server might he led i< believe, but
shows the d ,ctor et the bedside of the
little gill who has fallen a victim to
the pain producing, ache mnking
sweets of Christmas. Some one hi
said that it was a peculiarly lll-breex.*;
that blew only ill- bad, or something to
that effect, and while the goad house?
wife a;ul mother was preparing holiday
pastries and the loving ami Indulgent
father was purchasing candles a ad
other such truck that adds onlv to the
Ills that flesh Is heir to. the sly bid
physician was lying back smiling se?
renely and murmuring to himself "My
time will come next." And it came, anil
the doctor and the druggists have done
as lively a business during the past
week as the confectioner and the fancy
grocer did the week preceedlug. There
are, perhaps, a. few yet who i;.re in?
ward toriured sore, and who have wish?
ed from the Innermost d<j>ths of their
pathetic souls Unit there was no such
thing as Christmas and plum pudding,
but mor.t of them have recovered and
man and woman and child alike will be
ready when I'hrlstmas comes again to
do the same old thing onCc more that
they have often done before.
A GUILTY* CONSCIENCE.
He shood oh he wharf at midnight.
Looking Fad and solemn there,
j Qazing out cm the lilvery moonlight,
A statue of grim despair.
Iiis head was two sizes too large,
Said he: "It'll be my last."
And then began to rip and charge
As thought he of the past.
He thought of his home and wife,
A pain shot throught his head.
His bosom heaved, ?. mighty strife.
The fishes then were fed.
I The man looked round, felt like a
dwarf.
And he thunk an awful I hunk,
Then he stole softly from the wharf.
It was a Christmas drunk.
* ? ?
Uncle Zeb came into the office an
happy as a. child with a new toy, but
lorkmg a trifle thin. ."Mornln' Mars
William, mornln' to yo'. Thanku sah,
i Mars William. I's rite smart, but 1's
er little sere yll from de sickness I had
in de country. 1 cOar l can'I seen m
much spar rib. im' ebne, au' si- iges
since fo de war at ole Mars John's,
and I Jjist made er fool of my self e illn',
hut-goily. Mars William, ('war surely
sak as de "feet of it. Oar war sum
conslashun in dc fa k. how&umebber, of
km>w in' ?1st dar was liddora 'size me.
I il.u, Mars William, mm foHts eats at
Cr.sinus like dey eant seen nulfin since
ilc Crlsmus bef?', and I's one i ?'?> 'em,
too. and den dey gits sick anil dey won
; dt-rs v.at is de nuttier an' de-y rolls an'
i groans an' moans like dey mos dead,
i de-y dus, an' I dus, loo. nut 1 dar,
: Mais William, yo jist goes long like
Crismus cunis ebbery day and spar
ribs an" mince fie an' plum puddjn' ..a'
turkey don't seem to excite yo in tier
I lent'test, an' yo is lookin' Jist .1- we"
dls mornln' as low it wernt Crlsmus
week. 1 hopes yo sensed de ole trigger,
Mars William, but I dar de Missus
gib do ole man so much up dar at Mars
Charlie Wlnhams, dat ho forgot dar
was gwyne be eny..s?pper, an' i 'spects
I cat like twas de last ppertunity 1 eb?
ber 'sp.-eted ter hub. Mars William. I
blecbs I wud er died but fer dat ticker
Mars Charlie gim me. Dot vlved me,
but I's been sore ebber since. Den d.it
egg-nog mite er had sumfln fer ter do'
wid It. Gee,buck, want it good, Mars
William? Arter yo gemmans drink
much as yo want and went out huritln',
Mis- Sarah axed me. She sed. VUhcle
Zeb tioes yo tub egg-nog-7 ' Vas inarm,
Missus. dm I tin.-, thanku, 1 s. <1 an' 1
In a community before we start. When
we reach the precise spot Indicated by
our information, we delve Into the rock
where the fossil is not exposed by care?
fully chipping away the- exterior until
we come, upon the fossil itself. The rock
in which the dinosaurs are embedded
is found cracked in every direction,
and we have great trouble in keeping
the pieces Intact. After cutting fill
around each section of the fossil, I',
is a large one, or around tho w.hph
fossil if It is a small one. wo oin/a
It in plaster paris, which holds :;?! 1
gether en route to the leboi tory.
"How deep did 1 find these b m
Weil, I am often ,asked that queijl >n.
I found these dinosnUrs about,- twi
miles deep. But luckily for me, thff pro?
cesses of nature in the Bad JjBande
kept the rocky tomb of animals Wlthii
reach. That is. the strata of -,he ,t
rassls age ordinarily is abofit two
miles below the present surface of thi
earth, where tlie deposition prtfip? ?'
the last 2.000,000 years have bo/en rcgu
lar. But the conditions surrounding the
region of the Bad Uands are such that
the strata in which the fossil lay were
gradually pushed up and up fn the pro?
cess of mountain making.} Then as
erosion took place, the strata lying
above were worn away, levying these
fossils at the surface. In sRjbrt, nature
did our digging tor us." /??
theodoue/.watkus.
dar I <i.-:>'t know how mach l did drink.
\ I cam had no egg-nog f jr er long time,
so I dulged quite freely. My head
BWlmtned er little but I went out by tie
ban: and laid down In d<> cool an* wen
dinner time cum I w?s (eelhi* tolerble
good Btit de egg-nog and de spa- rib
ttrV de chine i>n' de mir.ee pie an" de
Jell} an' de fruit cake an' de Lord
j kuvws what, didn't 'gree an' dp ol? nlg
! ger w as sure sie'< wen v'all cums'back
' fr. m huntln'. 1 prayed <le Lord f.-r ter
fesiglvc me an' I uebber wouid eat so
much erglu. an' i dar Mars William. I's
gwyr.,? try an' do it. Want little
Mors William sweet an' de folks Jist fell
? deid in lub w id him. bress his little soul.
I'll cum ober and see yd orglr. Mars
William, thanku sah, thanku sah. Mars
U'iiliam. Good bye an' de Lord bre^s
The name Society carries with It a
maglo Influence that hardly any other
word in the English language contains
and around its sclutllatlng; enchanting,
hallowed precincts there ever dwells a
beauty and ipxcluslveness that is pictur?
esque, Icjv fly and magnificent In Its
grand and noble simplicity, An illus?
tration of the beautiful, self-sacrificing
lahcr of hive, often participated in by
the wealthy, eharltnirfe, loving, hiuh
bc-rh member - of the social world; was
thj charity ball, given last Wednesday
evening for the ben,-tit of the Norfolk
Protestant Hospital Fund, when the
lea Oars of the smart set pulled down
th ? barrier.? separating them from the
outer world u 1 dun? ed f> r swo.-t chari?
ty's sake, besides liberally giving of
their means t.> assist in the work of
providing for the sick and afflicted.
While all this is beautiful to think
about and it does my heart good to
chronicle, the facp while with un..'over
e 1 head I l>.?w my approval, which no
cioiibt is highly appreciated by all cpn
, eerned and many who nre not concern -
: cd, yet fhere was a. dudiaroua feature hi
connection with the great social func?
tion that was tru-ly amusing. Many
tickets were sold to spectatoa-s who took
advantage of the opportunity thus af?
forded to get a view of sure-enough
"society/- These people arrived early
and took seats in the gallery, where
they had a splendid view of the brilliant
scene below. When the lady dancers
appeared, gowned in their evening
dresses, there was a. general opening of
masticating appendages in the gal lei'}
as in wonde-rment the lovel'ness of the
occasion dawned upon then-. Among
tli spectators was a couple, evidently
from the country, and they could hard?
ly have &xpre set more amazement had
fairyland suddenly loomed up before
ihem. >Vitr. wide open mouth the old
genfletr.au i.azed for a few moments
upon the mi shantung nceiie and then lie
observed to his wife: "Martha Ann.
eant It butlfui bat Martha Ann. thesi
lodlet! must hi.' been In or hurry to git
here, 'cause don't you see, rmist of 'em
it no come before they finished dress?
ing."
BILL GOS5ETTE.
A SHOCKING INCIDENT RECALL?
ED.
in reporting the death of :-n ex-Ken
tuckylati hi Texas the G..-. ;r>w (Ky.)
News recall8 an incident r.'hloh shock
e.l the civilized n >rl I. That paper says:
"Will Henry Vance, a son of Mr. Albert
Vance, who lives a^ont eight miles
northwest of Glasgow. uropp.-d dead in
a saloon at ParlS, Texns, last Monday.
Nance left hero in 1SS7 and went to
Paris, Texas, where he conducted a
l.otcl for several years and later on was
tn the police force at Paris. Henry
Art, Literature and Song.
In a literary way the year 1S0S has
not! been nc.ta.bSo for very much of
enduring fame. "The Giddy," by" Mis*
Voynteh, ?a< perhaps the chief publi?
cation of the year. In the wn.y of Ac?
tion George Gtosslng's novel. "The i
W hirlpool," had a great vogue, but It
Is even now forgotten. "The School i
for Salntfs." by John Oliver Hobbcs. :
(Miss Ot-aige) created much discussion,
as did also Mrs. Huniphe'y Ward's
"Helbeck of Uanhhidale." ZangwlH'ej
"Dreams of the Ghetto" was a great!
success with the thoughtful element. |
Qeorge Moore perpetrated "Evelyn
Jones." which still has r< aders among j
people who live in the musical atmus-1
phere. The most notable novel of the;
year In A?erlca w,ls "At You-AU't
House." by Mr. Jones New'ton Basken.1
a. MlsBOurjfaji. Dr. Merita BUsch's book |
on Bismarck was printed shortly after!
Mismatch's death, and it had and is |
having a great run. The same Is true)
of Justin McCarthy's b< ok ab.hi: CJiadr I
stone, brought down t > date Just after
Gladstone'.-, demise. Mr. COlQUOhoun'sI
Vork, "China in Transformation," is an I
Important piece of literature, but Its
Interest In political rather than lite- .
rary. Tolstoi's "What Is Art'.'" cx-!
cited much controversy during the lat?
ter part of the eumnier, but Interest ;
faded in it as it became known that!
the book merely represented another
phase of the crazy asceticism which j
was 11 rut ph?wn in "The Kreutaer So- ?
nata." Winston Churchill's "The i'e-i
lebrity" was a notable h,.,.k of the year. '.
Under the caption of literary events,
ah >, we must record tho presentation
and instantaneous success of Edmond
Rostand's play "Cyrano de Bergerae." j
which hats hern translated and is being
played In numerous mangled versions j
Iii this country at the present tune, it i
is In order aiso, I suppose, to mention]
the good werk for literature and the
drama that was done In the early part1
of the year In New York by The Cri
terion Theater in presenting the works j
of Ibsen, Echegary and others, ? which,
by reason of their living in the face of!
the conventional, were not considered |
possible by the very practical theatri?
cal manager!.. In art the events of the'
year, so far an this country Is con
ec ,,. wen- the visits of Boldinl and1
Coruius Du ran to these shores. They'
carried away much of our money and J
that is all I hat most people know.
These foreigners captured commissions
ll?*4 might have gone to American ar
! ?-.f. rhehr vis! a. therefore, are Im?
portant If they make the Americans try
to be better artists,
. . .
??Otvce O'Malley, told by Ruarl Mac
I donnld, redshank and ie'-cl; the same
set f->rth in the lohci ..' the English
by Robert Macuray," as the title page
has It, Is a \ cry entertaining recital
of the deeds and lifo of too- Irish prin?
cess and pirate" with plenty of ro?
mance mixed in to tone down such a
biood-and-thunder subject.
There were others in the pot-bojllng
mood: George Kissing, for instance, in
the "Town Traveler," which, while it Is
a readable book, enough, is disappoint?
ing after "The Whirlpool." The hero
Is a pretty jolly sort of a drummer
with a penchant for meddling In other
people's business-?all In a good-natured
way. He gets Into several scrapes
thereby but gets our of them with re
morkable ease, more through luck and
cleverness than because of just deserts.
The characters tire all middle-class folk
without any particular culture, and
there Is no drawing upon the emo?
tions. The sentiment of the story, ahd
there is precious little. Is all on the
surface.
m * m
"More Cargoes." by W. W. Jacobs,
author of "Mary Cargoes." is a collec?
tion of short stories, all of which
smack of the sea and the seafarer,
most of them in a humorous vein and
none of them dull: the closing sketch
in the volume. "Lost Ship." is a pathe?
tic little story of the sad side pf the
sailor's life with Us possibilities of
heartbreak on shore and peril on
water.
"The Letter and the Spirit." by Cora
Maynnrd. Is one of those ixjeks which
makes the reviewer wish that authors
who write cleverly would sometimes
add less to lln de slecle literature lit
their portrayals Of the condition mat?
rimonial. There Is the usual man and
woman who made the mistake In se?
lecting life partners. They find the
usual affin I ties?too late?and the usual
cataclysm follows.
From the s".me publishers comes an
addition to Bescherana in the shape of
a dainty green-nnd-gold volume of Au?
tobiographical Reminiscences of Henry
Ward Beecher, erilieit by his steno?
grapher. T. .1 Ellin wood, and bearing
a frontispiece portrait of the famous
divine.
? ? *
John Oliver Hobbrs' piny. "The Am?
bassador." now out In book form,
makes one feel, after her "School for
Saints." as if her book-writing talents
were on the order somewhat of a small
boy's toy balloon, which makes a flight
toward the empyrean and then floats
slowly to earth again. "The Ambassa?
dor" may have scored some success as
a piny: as n. book it. is of the kind that
one reads and straightway goeth his
way and forgetteth what manner of
book It Is. nwl probably the author
thereof. I think that Mrs. Cralgle, af?
ter her divorce nnd so.-.son of religious
exaltation, during which she evolved
"The School for Saints.*" wrote "The
Ambassador" as a pot-boiler. It reads
that way.
Villi - wi owi ?11 over the United
St&tec. il n' ? i years ngo he was
connected ?.? ih the mob'a execution by
l>umin>- .->: .11 ??i>t,-.> Henry Smith for
assaulting a ?' murdering thr*s?year?
old Myrtle Vance. The torture of
Smith was of the racist cruel character.
He was chained alive to a stake and a
bowfire built around him. Iron rods
were heated until they were fiery red,
and then Vance pushed them Into vari?
ous parts of his body, burning out his
eyes, tongue and other organs. Smith
confessed to -the crime charged against
hnn, h's victim being Vance.s daugh?
ter. Vance had been mentally allllcted
ever since, and periodically resorted to
extreme intoxication. Ho was Ja-that"
condition Monday when he dropped
dead."
tS99.
\ Hearty Greet
A Happy New
In a lev.- daysfrofn fc->w the yearly; Week
taking will be In rot&tt}? and to IlRbwn
that bur?ersnme s-irt/to? to ?0000 ?Stent,
I will oflV-r from nefCTuwdav tnorolnsr
all my BUinkets. B\<\ OcmferuTs ana all
other IwHky goods *i a great reduction
from the regular VAlJe.
White and ?r*y Blankets at COc. a pair.
Heavy Ocmforter:,! 4^c. 75e. und JLCO a
pair. . ?'.-?. . {
ladles' Outing Waist*, 10c. a ptec*1.
LadP-a* All-wool Orey Flannel Wc'sfc?
at C?c.. aid all other goods in proportion.
Luhes' Cloth Capes , and Jackets will
aho have to go at cat pjkes.
I have stiU a few more Short and Lens
RLUSH CAPES
to offer you, the sale on which this sea?
son has simply been jteoonaenal.
ELIAS BALL
382 j?kSain Street.
i 1864?.
X
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1899.
t
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x
+ 90 +
Out of every ltO Ladles who have
surchase<X a Hat of us slnco our
opening day (ISM) ?uro dealLag with
us to-day. A pretty good record,
Isn't It?
' WHY ?
B??caus? we liave given our at?
tention strictly to the MUMnery
Business, fiell our goods at rea?
sonable prices and always s'.ve
perfect satisfaction In every detail.
MRS. P. RIES, I
CHURCH STREET, KCU |
Millinery Cn o's *
O-O<i <>??<> 0<V> Os>C*
1*^1 IT
WELT
| January
If Clearance
j!
I Sale?e2i
eintire: stock
? 'of
FANCY
S
I to lie placed on sale at a price that will cause them to move
I quickly. Think of it! Entire Stock ol" Fancy Silks that for
? merly sold nt $1.00, Si.2!>, Sl.^O and $1.75 a yard, placed on
I centre counter, and your choice for 89c. yard.
O
O
o
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<e*
t
o
o
1
i
All
Winter
Goods
Must be
:J3?S? goods,
None in the lot
cq pieces of Fancy Dress Goods. Many All Wool Plaids, just the thing for Children's School Dresses,
i that ret?ils fcj less than ^Oc. yd.; on center counter in front ot the store, your choice for 2>c. yard.
BifcOi?jo cloth;?.
Seventeen Shades to select from, and many Fancy Suitings in the lot, none worth less ihan $1.00 yard, and your choice
for 75c. yard. . *?
BLANKETS 7
BLANKETS I
v Think of it! A Tl-4 Blanket, weighing full six pounds, and worth all of $5-00. We cannot afford to carry
/ them over, and therefore von can buy them Monday at $3.19. See West Window.
' UR
Some of the choicest Capes and Neck Pieces arrived hte and will go at following prices:
S3.50 NECK PIECES, now $2.50
S4.50 " " " S2.98
$18 capes, now $12.
$ 9.50 CAPES, now $6.50
S12.00 " " $9.25
I 11 H'GSi D?wn Quilts reduced to $4.48. $10 Down Quilts, silk covered front and satteei
tw31B back; only one left, and the tirst customer can have it for $6.90.
Coet3 T Coats Y Coats T Entire stock of Cloaks at half price. $10.00 Coats now $>.00; $12.00 Coats
.00; ,>1>.00 Coats now $7. SO; $18.00 Coats now $9.00.
* $
% JusL Received
! Our ?rst -
t Shipment of
I EMBROIDERIES
% For the
I Coming Season. g
I See Our
% rast Window.
Don't fail to see the goods advertised, and at the same |
I time you will have an opportunity to see the |
I first SHOWING i
? of ?
Just opened, .
PI?TJES
In Tnirty
Different Styles,
Ranging in Price
Frc ni 12 1-2 to
50q. Yard.
21? IVSsin Street
Under' Ac s*,c*^rr?^?f of

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