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!' I i : f j. jX$ffi was a cautious man heart of her youneer
4(ry.Vif'Ä him.lf to pa learned that he wa.
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CLD AMD NEW.
1 car ':i."t .1 with those who hall
1, 1 i i Year
I rat!:. ;
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I of th
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t; Ts r.i-'ii u;.i: his r-,rse.
t n w hi Ii t :i- nnM
s .-t 1:1 and cuM
l.r in the shadow I' t m" s
i i .m.t I '.: in o'er.
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r. i.t i:.. '' Tiiy f"r my r.crds,
. ; ! . im-..! my s'.n : ne
! w i- divan-.
I t l.iTik
Tu-t-il with tc.-irs
i l:i '
. i.:!r :,!:uhts
l:t ! k in. .1-
ii in'.v i- .-kii-s
i ),a. with joy
: h t ho-; w '1 - "
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I :! r;i r
;n:i 1 -arson
loaned hack in the
easy thatr. drawn
;:p bcfuie hi?1 sit
ting 100:11 lire at
his D.ike street
chain hers in Lon
don. The clock had
i i , 1 Si K
Ftrihk l't. an
from Bis; Ben
t he sonorous boom
cam" Hotting over the
a ik a-
) sol l Ol .n ueiwi. ...u
en the ii nidly dyin year. Tie
o thf ',-' citv witl.out wis. not
!n.. in ir, . u r.-.t-at of melody, and th?
p. ...y r. v -leys in I'u.adiüy
: a st ra yet fascinating
T :r !..'-. v :)!
st; "t ean;e t!
' ':l ---t !l t.owi! the
, vour.-' men sintrin-
rn son-. ' I'se irwir.e
I:X'"y." Th" w;rds and th'
ia: Ii d (.'arr-nn from th" ;ev-
e; : ir 'o w
i.. 1 1 i I f.iliea. ittin. !
. : ; r. he said, aloud:
:.it ::;! r:
s that Diu r.-ealls
y i i a ss
a !te! I 'a as
i i:i th" tl.iiV.'
I've t.il' 1 v
r: t!.e r,.--:;li.
grows upon me
ever to have in
ealled i-u.-: But
prison au 1 must
Vh;i:';; that re
,y canrot 1 b (d'
'.i-: Her., in this
I a:.i ;'s ionelv
in a d
: (!C. !l.
1 it a
-t ::' a::-t
b tt vs. sruue
1 :i:i bore tr:u t-s of mucii
A!'Ti r ! fading, be repbu cd
w.iii i: to t!)-1 p'hotograph
..n the waii, iad'.il-'d in
v yri rt.
my sweet child.
always, and a!-
v.r.'S r.:'h-1 !;' evoyyl hin;
I.ii.i an : i-
: uel ser;i!i: til'
' )( T-
I pa:t-1 t!i long years
'at. to meet again in two
! Vh:t happened t) pie-
I wrote r.' inv lirr.'-s. but no
y -'Vf r reaeh-d me. 'l"hi-e yeais
r ve ,-epai ;it.'d a !e;t-r ;i!uo fiorii
ah'! in it I i.e!: 'Now that I am
ried. perb.;:!: jmi wiil writ".' .i ;
a blank, and 1 came to I
a wajf.uer. caring not what
f ::i," c; :a.'. 1 iurn.-u 10 nuraiurc.
:n.'. 1 lurn.'d to
i.t ' .1 what per-pb
-hi i.:iv - i.t ' a what ;.''r-j'I'. ealt sue-'.-.-tab
Bat w bat is .-.e.eeess witho.ii
power to e.xpe- ie:u .. that whiei,
u,.ik it t.ther Ii, ill a ne-tallic Rrati-
Ikation? Ligliteeh niontii.-; went by
befo:e I next ioaid from your mother,
an'l th.-n your photo o?ly reached me,
sin.e wln.n all iias li" n s:l"iice! Your
n:ot.her murried k gooJ niao, and I
'I KNOW YOU NOT. SWLLT CHILD."'
p. y for her and for you, too, baby,
iaai you may grow up In
may grow up !n her foot-
The rircunifd i nces under which his
letters to the; girl went astray were to
him mysteilous. but. 33 a matter of
fact, easily explained. The girl wai
the daughter of a country lawyer, and
he had made her acquaintance when
rhe was taylng In a boarding house
In ttloomsbury. In which he was also
a lodger. Her reason for being In
r- . v
" f TT I -"I:-"
tewn was that she might Improve a ' veil.
somewhat neglected education, and I "Leila!" gasped Carson, looking
ehe was taking sinking lessons at a ' InrredulotiRly Into hfr face,
e.hool of music in the neighborhood. ' "Yos. Leila." was the answer whls
An aunt took away this unwanted ' percd. while her arms stole round his
dr.ugMer from among the large famllv
t home, to be a companion across the
Atlantic, and. suspecting her of fllghtl- '
ns. opened her letters In tht capa-
,ltg Hty of guardian, j him how. throe years
armed wli n tin
PATHCP'"15" i,fi:i'v"'1 M"
rt 1 was arranging ;
TIME SITS! highly dt sirahb
engagement lor hoi
n.eee. and on tic
principle of tloiin-
.V i 1 .1 . I Ii : t i'iuiiI
may come, she kept
back the nous, of this ( hviousiy poo:
Carson often bit desolate, hat novo:
so utterly as then, and as he paced thr
floor the l.iughfr of the happy crowd
?f eried to mock hiia. H" rani; the hel
ami ordered o ue tea Tle deniui'
!iii!e maid lo.ird t l:i:n, and, &dnr
down stairs, said:
("arson, he looks
K' turnir.p:. she foMiid him silting :.
his ehair car.ir. with ha'f-elosod eye.
into the f-io. IMacins the tea on ;
.-mail vi. ker table by his side. -lie at
tr;"t'il his attention by the question
"Anything eise, sir?"
"No." v;ar, tlie repy: 'but, st. thi.
is New Year's I've. You've been a Rood
servant to nie. at least. Bt:- yoursoli
sometiun," j.anciir.g !icr a sovereign.
The amount of the gift bereft the girl
of tile power of speech, arid with a
curtesy, eloquent in itself of gratitude,
Carson, sipping his tea. again solilo
quized. "It's now within an hour and
. 1 A T A
ia quarter u inv .sew lear. nat
wiil that year btinsr into my life? It
cannot bring the lischt of love and
-o;r.p inionslnp. Tlie same round 01
weeks and months, and so it will he
to the end. Ten years aso. in Ohl
Kentucky, we said (Jood-by. It was
a 'irood-by' forever."
Apostrophizins the absent woman,
ho eontinacd: "Leila. Leila, to my
srae I take with me the love I bear
you. Why did we live to be parted so
ruthlessly? What strange fate has so
Kuided our destinies?"
He turned to the story of Kvangeline
and read of the sufferings of that
heroic character. The reading soothe!
l;:.vy rxi he fell asleep.
The ckvu rre striking the twelfth
stroke of midnight when ho awoke
lie barely opened his eyfs. then close 1
them again, and listened to tho joyous
salutations of people meeting in th
streets. He was not selfish, neithei
was be bad natured. No man who
every truly loved can bo altogether
either. As he listened he said:
"1 wish for .ill a bright New Year.
r.v ' ila, n;y absent Leila, whom I
shall ivrror s( e r.r;ain, may your life
kn.ow no sorrow, may yours never be
V 1 (fern
"I CAME IX WITH THE XEW
the aching heart, and may you be
blessed in your children growing up
around you. My Leila "
lie did not Jinib. the sentence, but
tho teai.s cauie trickling down his:
che r-ks a.-, he ralizod Iiis barren life.
Thru lie became conscious that some
one had come into thn room and been
a witness of his weakness and his se
cret secret 1, .aus; society said Wal
ter Carrou carried his heart on his
i b-eve and was incapable of deep affec
tion. So sitting up and turning round
he was startled to see seated on a
chair a tal! lady, clnd in deep mourn
ing and veiled so heavily that he was
unable to distinguish her face.
"Madam," he inquired, too taken
aback even to get up. "I should like to
know why I am thus honored?"
"I came in with the New Year. Ned
an omen of ill-luck, I hope," replied
a musical voice; "hut I first want to
know if Walter Carson is not an as
"Why do you ask such a qijoction?"
"For the best of good roasons, ai.e
as you will not toll me. perhaps you
... ,, . ...... t I
will allow m" to s;v that I think your
, 11 1 . ,II4 J
teal name is Hetbert Wilton,
reed'-tl the mysterious stranger.
Carson was utterly unprepared fo
this, and his surprise was painfull.,
manifest. Appearing not to notice it.
the lady went on:
"You are unhannv. I know. Mr. Wil-
; ton. . I shall not call you Mr. Carson.
I am certain of it. b cause I was watch
ing you for ten minutes beforo you
opened your eyes. Can I be of any
help to you?"
"I don't usderstand you, madam. ' j
answered Carson. "I have no trouble. 1
at lea.t none that you could assist
me in." i
"Has it any connection with an old
love affair?" very slowly asked the
"I must decline to discuss my pri
vate matters with an utter stranger,"
replied Carson, Jumplnß up.
"Am I an utter stranger, Herbert?"
responded the stranger, also riling,
and as she did so throwing back her
neck, "come bark to you with the New
Tear, never to leave your side until It
so pleases God.
Then they sat down and she told
before, aftrr be
lie determined to
come of the sweet-
days. How, by
s in London. How.
on knowing this, she hurried overland
and sea. and just at the birth of the
New Year entered Iiis room. She saw
the tears fall from Iiis eyes, hoard her
name mentioned, and his blessing go
out to her. AM doubts were then at
"My children will bo here by the
next boat, and you must be to them a
father. Now I must go. as I'm weary
with the excitement of the day."
Carson drove her to her hotel, and
to him the New Year bells never
secraod to have rung such merry peals.
They rang into his life a Now Year is
every sense. A few dsys later there
was a quiet marriage, and on the fol
lowing New Year's I've, as Carson and
his wife listened to the hour of mid
night strike, they thought, with hearts
full of love and gratitude, of the joy
ous meeting twelve months before.
NEW YEAR'S PASTIMES.
The ideal Xew Year's day, from
porting point of view, combines
clear sky, cold atmosphere, light wind,
a mantle 3t" snow on the ground and
lakes, ami pond.- well frozen. .Such an
attractive array of weather conditions
has been denied the lovers of outdoor
spotts in most parts of the I'niteu
States for several years, as the good
"old-fasiiione d. deep-snow New Year's
days" are few and far between. The
sports directly associated with New
Year's, however, are suUieiently nu
merous and diversified 10 please the
most exacting. A sleigh-ride behind
an ordinary horse or an afternoon's
fun on the ice do not require athletic
training, but, when both become trials
of speed. robust, constitutions and
thorough condition are requisites for
success. Nothing is more exhilarating
than a brush down the road behind a
trotter that can do three minutes or
better, and it takes one with lusty
lungs to face the keen, biting wind re
sulting from sur-h a pace.
Shooting at the traps is a pastime
peculiar to the winter months and is
enjoyed by hundreds of gunners, who
set aside New Year's day for special
events that usually last from early
morning until sunset. Others take
heir game bags and shotguns to the
country and try their luck at birds in
and out of season, paying well for the
batter if caught by the wardens 01
constables. The old-fashioned "shoot
ing match" and "ralfle" are still en
gaged in in some sections of the coun
try. These are gala affairs, and it is
not an unusual thing to see some good
shot or lucky dice thrower go home
with half a dozen turkeys over his
None of those sports, however, par
take of tho hardihood displayed by the
thin-clad athhtes who hold cross coun
try runs on the first day of the year,
wlu'tewr the conditions may bo. At
tired only in sweaters, trunks and
running shoes, these athletes, who are
innnred to the cold through good
health and outdoor activity, race across
country with evident, relish, while the
ordinary mortal stares and figures on
the number of pneumonia patients who
will be placed under treatment on the
morrow. Xothing of the sort happens,
by the way.
The old Scotch game of curling has
Its American votaries, and the rinks
in large cities are usually crowded on
New Year's day. There are many
other pastimes that are essentially hol
iday pports, such as tobogganing, snow
shoeing and the like, which have been
imported from Canada, as it were,
but very few have taken up these
owing to the open winters. In
fact, during the past few years, it
has not been an unusual sight to set
wheelmen on the cycle paths on Xew
Year's day. instead of drivers ol
Itiilancln Our Hook.
When the year is ended and the
final summing up of accounts ia finish
ed, it is comforting to look back and
to be able to say, in all sincerity, that
we have done the best we could for our
selves nnd for those about 113. It Is
more than comforting to see that we
have gained something, that our ef
forts have been crowned with success,
.ind that we are by this advance-
.....it n'ita-i.t t. f fif tst..
!. timi'i'w 1 oiuic u titiui t, even
u 1 1 mi j
'hough It may be trifling, over ad
verse circumstances. It encourages us
' redouble our efforts to make a bct-
: r showing for the years to come, to
.-o cjrtler our affairs that this season's
gain will be but the beginning of bet
ter tblnRS, and that the great and
grand fabric of Our future may rise,
ever Increasing, ever more and more
beautiful, and end In a noble, manly,
womanly. Christian, symmetrical char
acter that will make its possessor
known and honored of all mou.
No class of people contribute so
largely to making Christmas a merry
day for the public than the actors and
actresscd. Yet few of them may be
said to have a merry Christmas, for
not only are they compelled to do
their regular stint upon the stage, but
at most theaters extra matinee per
formances are given, thus compelling
the players to do double duty. Yet
with all their hard labor few people
enjoy their day better than the actor
folk. Sometimes, however, the stage
door opens to admit a breath of holiday-making
and the older theaters of
New York have witnessed many a
scene which was In its way quite as
effectire as those the audleace looked
upon from the front of the heuia.
THE INDIAN'S TELIGION.
M:l oU'iit Spirits n t-rn t lie ( liilUrr
f the fore!.
The Indian s religion is a curious
study, and the more curious because
his ideas concerning the theory and
prac tice of medicine are so interwoven
with his religion that it is hard to
say where the one ends and the other
begins. He seems to b lieve that every
thing has a spirit that all animals
and even trees aad stones, have within
them spirits. Whn he slays a dan
gerous animal, therefore, he offers to
bacco or apologies to it and explains
the necessity his family was under for
food; or else he lays the blame of its
destruction upon somebody else. When
he catches the first salmon of the
spring run he propitiates it by offer
ings and ceremonials, so as to appease
tho dirpleasuro of its kind and to in
sure that tho run will not fail the
next season. He also takes care that
the bones of slain braver and deer
shall not he gnawed by the dogs and
the spirits of the slain enraged as a
consequence. The most of his religi
ous efforts are directed to the propitia
tion of those innumerable spirits, on
the one hand, that they may be won
over to help him. He hopes they will
mako him a successful warrior and
hunter, give him rain when he wants
it. keep him well and strong, or cure
him when sick. Cood spirits, however,
the Indian cares very little for; it is
the bad. malevolent spirits that con
cern him most. Hence the Indian
"shaman." or medicin man. Is also
his priest, so far as he has any. For
it is the shaman that pretends an
ability to control bad spirits and coax
them out of a person when they have
entered and taken possession. That
the Indian believes in some sort of
future existence is true, but that this
belief has crystalizod into tho form of
a "Happy Hunting Cround." of which
we have heard so much, is much to be
doubted. To the Indian mind the fu
ture is vague and uncertain. He seems
to be much more concerned in pro
pitiating the spirits of the friends
that have prone before, of which be is
much afraid, than of preparing him
self for a future slate of any sort. The
idea of dertial punishment he never
The idea ef a Croat Spirit or Su
preme Deity, who watches over the
destinies of mankind, was brought
to the In M m by his white br ther. and
is a conception to which the Indian
h id not reached. Philadelphia Times.
AN ARABIAN PRESCRIPTION.
Haphazard Uso of rinnt in Treatment
of All Disease.
Medicine is supposed by the follow
ers of Islam to possess some super
natural power, and this popular notion
enables many Arabian physicians to
acquire a great reputation for wisdom
at a very small cost. A physician of
this type is not well educated. He
knows how to r ad and write his own
tongue and he is acquainted with the
properties of a number of plants,
which he uses at haphazard in the
treatment of all diseases, but beyond
this he knows nothing. In his opinion
the most effective prescriptions con
sists of verses which are st bn ted from
the Koran and written on colored bits
of paper. These bits of paper are
then to be swallowed by the sick per
sons, who are assured that they will
speedily become convalescent.
Sometimes the prescription is placed
in water until it is at the point of
boiling, and then it must be drunk by
tho unfortunate patient. No matter
how absurd they may seem, the pa
tients faithfully follow the prescrip
tions, and never hesitate to pay a high
price for them. Nay, ?t the bidding of
their physicians they even perform the
most foolish antics, ami if they are
net tlead by thai time they are next
obliged to swallow doses composed of
plants, roots and metals. In case of
fever a more extrao: dinary method is
employed. The physician writes on
an egg certain verses from the Koran
and then bids the patient hatch the
egg, informing him that if a chicken
comes out ht will certainly be cured.
Tatients suflering lrotn other maladies
itsual'y make a mixture of mercmy
und fpiTocyannio 0! potassium, which
they place ever a fire so that they
may inlnlo the vapour. Among otlwr
substances used in prescriptions are
fat. codfish oil, garlb. aniseed, pepper,
salt, angelica, asafoetida, orange water
and vinegar. The diuirgist does not
prepare prescriptions, but delivers tie
ingredients, the quantity of each being
sobdy designated by its monetary
value, and the patient himself is ex
pected to mix them.
A F.t Company.
A good deal of fun has been made
of British war ofiice red tape, owing
to the disappearance of the Ninety
eighth company of Yeomanry. The
company raised COO men strong In
Yorkshire a year ago and properly en
rolled, after which the war office lost
track of it. It was found after a long
search that tne men had been divided
up into other commands and t'aat most
of them had been sent to South Africa,
but the war office had no record of
how or when this was done. Officially
the Ninety-eighth company remains
lost New York Sun.
A Wicked Woman's Wllei.
Messalina, tho infamous wife of
Claudius Caesar, was small and lively.
She had black eyes that sparkled when
she talked, and a persuading, pleading
way that no one could resist. It was
said of her that she was so clever at
hypocrisy that she could smile on her
lover and lean caressingly on his bosom
while he drank the poison her own
hands had prepared.
MniHMcrlpt of irnj' "Klepy."
Tho manuscript of Gray's "Elegy" re
mained in tho author's hands seven
years, receiving touches hero nnd there,
and would not have been printed then
had not a copy loaned to a friend ben
ToorlnU Uo to Manila.
Manila Is becoming a popular object
ive point for tourists from Australia, a
distinction which it could not gain
under Spanish rule. The new order of
things Is regarded by merchants and
hoUl keepers with growing enthusiasm.
CL-p-tial Litter.) nil some ol lie' question.- upon whic'a
The picsidt-M is beginning to be ! the republicans in congress are m ,;e
famous a.no;;g other tilings for big ! or less divided, such as ih- tariff, lie
dinner parties, for big lunches and in thinks that ihe hip subsidy bill as
general tot a large aad generous bos- presented to the (i;ty-sitb congnss
pitality. H0 s. idom or never lunches ; ought to be modified; he favors the
or dines alone, and move often his j Nicaraguan canal, but thinks it ought
guests number half a dozen. He is an , to be purely an American institution,
ideal host. j without "an English a- cent in any
Mrs. Roosevelt did not receive on j syllable of it." lie wants the re-en -Friday.
Th-ie is a rumor that these actment of the Ceary. or Cbiae.-e e
agf eahle afternoons have bad to be i elusion law; is in favor of the pas.-ag--given
up. The crowd of selfish e.uo- 1 f the river and h ula);- bill, and gen
tists who insist on forcing thcnisel .es j orally believes in li.n ial 1 gislaiion and
upon her privacy and pushing through ; appropriations.
the White House doors have obliged 1 The speak r is more occupied at
her to refuse to tie at home to the 1 pres.".;t with members importuning
few. Mjv. Hani.-on solved better, per- I him about good committee assignments
haps, than any other psesident's wife j than anything else. Old momb.-rs waiu
the problem of informal! gatherings, j to be advanced on committcs. and new
She found special invitations the only ! members are anxious to get on im
possible means of limiting the number ' poitant committees for the purpose of
of her guests. Those who remember j getting so.ne show. He handles th' m
her pleasant little music.bs and even- j ail in an easy, suave style, and whib
ings in the "upstairs" apartments al- i some leave him disappointed, very few
ways have regretted them. She gave ! go away arg: y.
the rallies of those invited to the door- ; Contrary to expectation, tho throng
keeper? and resolutely refused to re- I of visitors at the White House has in
ceive out.-ide intruders. j creased, instead of diminishing, sine
(Jen. Henderson of Iowa, the new congress came to town and opened
speaker of M:e house, is one of the 1 shop. I'at il t his week the White Hou---most
popubr men jn Washington. AI- has bet n the center of attraction and
ways approachable, be never s.ems to arrivals at the capital have mad-- a
be too iniich overwhelmed with public : bee line to "see the president.' It was
business to grar.t a.-caller intention. j thought the opening of congress "Aoubi
(ifn. Henderson was born in Scot- ' draw the crowd toward the other end
land in At the age of si bo w 1.- ' of l v..iisy ivania avenue, but it is ap-
brought to the slates, an-! shortly parent the prtsidnt will gain ami not
ther: after took up his reside n. e in. lose visitors by the assembling c.f th"
Iowa. He eiiUieU the f i.ty-tighlh
congress repivs-iiting the thitd co:i-
gressionai district, and has represent-
ed that dornet in every (;.?:;: r.p
to this tine. On the organiz it!on of
the fifty-sixth congress h" w;..s elected
speaker of the house, and has ju.-t been I the largest theaters in the capital has
re-elected by the majority in the fifty- ! been secured for each Sunday night
seventh confess to again preside over during the winter. Prominent in in is
that body j tors have be n ask d to deliver a leo-
Gn. Henderson is. as h;:s beer, dem- j tare during the winter admission to
onstrated by his overwhelming choice i whbh shall be fro-. In the middle of
as speaker, extremely popular with his the di.-couise the speakers are to pause
side of the chamber, and is highly es- ! long enough to permit the arch build
teemed by the democratic minority. ! ers to take up a collect iein. the pro-
In the matter of legislation the gen- ! coeds of which will be devoted to the
eral has not taken a decided position arch.
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Mr. t: vit It. Henderson, of limit.
REFORM IN HONOLULU.
JnpMiio.se Slive Tr:l AUolish-!! Iy tlie
Honolulu seems to be headed for re
form. One of the first steps toward
(leaning up the city was the dosing of
the Iwelei stockade, which was built
under the old leginie. Here the dis
orderly women of the city, most of
them slaves of Japanese masters, wore
compelled to live. The stockade came
to be looked upon as one of the sights
of Honolulu, to be visited by tourists.
The city had been liided from the
first ou the wisdom of the plan, ami
though it was successful enough in
keeping vice out of the streets of the
city its other features gradually earned
its condemnation. It whs a legaliza
tion not only of vice, but also of the
practical slave trade in which the Jap
anese were engaged.
When the new territorial govern
ment came into power the question was
seriously considered and it was decided
to abolish the system, the law under
which it had been established being de
clared in conflict, with the act organ
izing the territory.
The high fence or stockade was torn
down. Attempts by the Japanese to
continue their trade in young girls or
to reopen their dens in tit her parts
of the city are being resisted vigor
ously. HOMICIDE IN AMERICA.
Startling KlttiirPH Show in reusing; Dl
rtcr1 for Uuiiimu Lift-.
A Uniisville preacher has recently
made the startling assertion that
"homo lifo is safer in the dominions
of the ameer of Afghanistan than it
is In Kentucky. There are more mur
ders in Louisville with 200,000 people
than there are in London with its
7 000,000. There are more murders in
Kentucky with Its 2,000.000 people than
in Croat liritaln with a population of
40,000,000. Finally, there are more
murders in the United States than In
tho whole of Europe, with Italy and
Turkey left out and Russia included."
The Nashville American says and
who can deny that "this statement is
true." The American asseverates that
"no other civilized nation approaches
this In the question of murder, and
" o wH' h rnTc r"T-o-t. to It are
Interest in the
iawmak t s.
'ihe ;.eo;do who are trying to rais1
mor.ey ior lie purpose of erecting
Tiicaorial arch to Trc-idend M Kinlcy
have devised a s -heme to make th
peor'e of this city contribute. One of
such countries as Italy and Turkey,
where the assassin's knife is freely
used and where men allow their anger
and hate and disgraceful passions to
rule their conduct. This nation lias
I . re 1 record of which it should bj
.ItiUp on the "Tonrittt."
The poor Saxon "towris.t" - what he
may suffer in the llmerahl Isle! The-"
is a story on record of three Irish
men rushing away from the race incit
ing at Punt host own to catt h a train
back to Dublin. At the moment a
train from a long distance pulled up
at the station, and th three men
scrambled in. In the carriage was
seated one other passenger. As soon
as they regained their breath one said:
"Pat, have you got th' tickets?"
"What tickets? I've got me loife;
I thought I'd have lot that gettin'
in th' train. Have you got 'em,
"Oi! Kegorrah, I haven't."
"Oh. we're all done for thin." said
the third. "They'll charge us roight
from tho other soide of Oireland."
The obi gentleman looked over his
newspaper and said:
"You are quite safe, glntlemen; w.it
till we c t to the next station."
Tin y ail three looked at each other.
"Kedad. he's a direct hor we're tlone
for now entoirely."
Hut as soon as the train pulled up
the little gentleman jumped out ami
came back with three first class tick
ets. Handing them to the astonished
strangers, he said: "Whist, I'll tell ye
how I did it. I wint along tho thrain
'Tickets, plaze; tickets, plaze,' I
called, and these belong to three Saxon
towrists In another carriage."
There are scores of references In the
Dible to tho use of perfumes by the
Hebrews both in their religious ser
vices and In private life.
Experiments are now being made by
many European manufacturers as to
the steam making economies of Amer
ican coal, with a view to using it.
The coal fields of the south cover
60,000 square miles, seven times as
large as those of 0eat Britain, France.
Ciormar.v pvI flelglum combined
THE 0., R. I. & P. R. R.
By January 1st the Rock Island ex
pects to be able to open for business its
southwestern extension to El Paso.
Tex. This line, in connect ion with the
Southern Pacific and the Mexican Cen
tral railroaus. will give the Kock
Island the shortest line both to South
ern California and the City of .Mexico,
and make it a dangerous comp t itor of
tho Santa Fe. It took just on" year to
construct the MO miles of the new ex
tension from Liberal. Wan., to HI Paso.
Tex. For the purpose of complying
with the Texas law that every railroad
within that state shall have state oper
ating headquarters and also for general
construction fat iiities and couveni'Mice,
the new mad was p!a"-d under the
charters of tiv,- different railroad cor
pdations. v;z - The Chicago. Rock
Island - 1'atihV p;t:t'M the Chicago.
Ibxk Ishind V Mexico, the Chicago.
Kock I.-dand L- K! Paso, tli Kock Island
& El Paso, and th- El Iso .' North-
astern. The load from Liberal to
Santa Kosa. N. M.. a distance of H72
miles, was placed ui:: r dirrct Hock
Island t oi.stnn tion, with J. H. Conlen.
vice president of the Chicago. Kock
Mexico, as "kif f Engineer
and Central Mana-r r. while from San
ta Rosa 1 Carr'o.o. a distance of l.'.O
mibs. the construction work was given
to the El Paso si No: t!e a.-.u-rn, which
already had a constructed line Horn El
Paso to Carnzozo. The road from Lib
eral to Carrizo.t will be equipped with
eighty-pound stt- i rails, oak or pitch
pine ti.s. and mod rn ballasting. I)e
P 't. side tracks, .-witch s. station
houses, yardings. water tanks and
Western I'nion tebraph lines have all
kept pace with actual rool building,
ami when the ro.id is opened by the
"first of next year it will be in as perfect
condition as auv of the li:,e.s of the
Rock Islam! syst m that have boon in
service for years. In anne-ction with
the Hock Jsiand-El Paso line is the
new thirty-mile- railroad which is to
dev lop the immense Dawson coal
fields, owned by the Rock Island, on
the Keaubit :-n and Miranda grant, in the
northern part of Colfax county. X. M.
This road will have the main Hock
Island rails at or mar Liberal station,
twenty miles southwest of the Cana
dian river crossing, and run through
the New Mexi.-an counties of San Mi
guel. Mora and Colfax. This branch
will be compicted by .May 1.",. p.u2. The
coal is to feed the southeastern por
tion of the Hock Island-El Paso line,
and probably will hugely .-up-dy the
Southern Pacific railroad, in addition
to a heavy do.u-t:t custom in that
section of the country. The comple
tion of the i;i I'aso line will give the
Rock Island a ro;;te of S22 miles short
er bttw. tn Kansas City and El Paso
than that of the -uita I'e between the
same points, together with a saving
of fifteen hours of time the latter fact
being hugely tine to the favorable
alignment and maximum 1 per cent
grade of the new Rock Island line. In
connection with the Southern Pacific,
tho Hock I.-Iand will have a shorter
line from Chicago to Los Angeles than
will the Santa Fe. The constr u tion
cost, of the Pock Island-El Paso line
will approximate ST.eeo.ooM. an average
of about da per mile. Chicago
NEW EOOK ON THE GRAND CANYON.
The Santa Fe has in preparation, to
be published some time in December,
a new and magnificent book on tho
Grand Canon of Arizona. The pub
lication comes at a fitting tim. as
travel to the Canyon has greatiy in
creased since the opening of tho new
railroad to tho Rim. and a commodious
Harvey hotel is in process of erection
at the head of Hright Angel Trail. The
book will commemorate these events
events of vast importance in that land
of sibneo ami will be worthy of its
theme if th" ab'est pens in America
can make it so. It will be handsomely
illustrated, and will contain about US
pages of matter. Among the authors
represented most of wliom wrote con
tributions especially for this work -may
bo mentioned; Hamlin Carland,
the distinguished author of "The Ca
gle's Heart" and other popular books;
Charles F. Lummis. editor of "Out
West." and the chosen prophet of
Adobeland; David Starr Jordan, presi
dent of Stanford University; John L.
Stoddard, the lecturer; Charles Dud
ley Warner, up to the time of his
death tho dean of American authors;
Major J. W. Powell, the daring explor
er who led the first expedition down
the Colorado, passing through the en
tire length of the Grand Canyon; liar
riot Monroe, tho poet and journalist;
"Fitz. Mac." of Colorado Springs; Prof.
R. I). Salisbury of the I'nhersity of
Chicago: Prof, l.eocher of Yale, and
Charles S. Cleed. the eminent Kansas
lawyer. These and many others have
made the hook the finest of its kind.
The exact date of publication has not
yet been decided, but it is expected to
appear before the end of 1101.
SoiiikIh l.iU' a 11 Humor.
Frederick Villiers. the well-known
war artist and correspondent, tells of
having seen the following sign in a
prominent hotel in an Australian town
where water was scarce: "Please don't
uso soap when washing, as the water is
required for tea."
Tho Century Magazine will devote
considerable space timing the com inj;
year to outdoor improvement of cities
anil villages. The improvements ia
Washington city, planned by the Con
gressional Commission, which are to
develop the capital on a magnificent
scale, will be authoritatively set forth,
with ollicial plans. A group of papers
by Sylvester Maxtor ami others will
carry the subject into the small city
and village, and are expected to satisfy
tho current inquiry as to how to go
to work to beautify the town.
In The At antic Monthly for 19)1 Im
portant political papers will touch
upon "Disfranchisement and the Race
Question." Education in the Philip
pines and in Cuba." "Colonial legisla
tures," "Army Reorganization," "The
Normal Development of the Navy,"
and 'The Organization ot Labor," ftc,
In bis Illustrated Mother Goose.
Pons'ow has done his best work. It
is one long series of happy conceptions
Interpreting the purest and the best
of the merry Jingles.
Nobility of character manifests itself
at loop-holes when it is not provided
with large doors. Mary E. Wilklns.