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TO MY PORTRAIT.
r nttlc chilil, soulful eyes of blue
nd iiirls thnt seem with sunshine woven
Anj mouth so sweetly sad I onco was
vou, in golden hours thtit have sped by,
I Cha il tho shadow -clouds beneath the
AnJ lnew to lto was sweeter than to d'o.
As sou I tasted first the joy that springs
Fr m ever reaching up to higher things,
A.id Mt the longing- aspiration brings.
I then b lievcd that all mankind was good,
And man condemned was man mlsander-
All human-born one loyal brotherhood.
The vvomnr. In tho child then led tho way,
S'o doubts confronting what alio might es-
jo malio her all sho yearned to be some
What minimum of tlmo do mortals own
how svvlftl) by tho restless hours have
And, lo! the child to-day a woman grownl
Yet, little child-self, well I know thou art
My claddest self, of me the happiest part;
For this 1 hold thco close within my heart.
And If tho j cars be many or bo few
ct mlno In which Ideals to pursue.
The woman, wiser, leans, O child, on you!
-Adelo T. Stanton, In N. O. Times-Democrat.
"NO GENTLEMEN ALLOWED."
11V COHKELIA WESSON BOYDEX.
NE ilay Mrs. Blue
into her husband's
office ivlth a very
"At last," snltl
she, dropping into
a chair, "I have
of the deslrea of
new bonnet?" cried Mr. Bluestocking,
whirling about in his revolving chair,
and glancing at his wife's head-gear
with nnious eyes.
"Nonsense, Jolin! Don't be absurdl"
answered ids wife a little sharply.
"What I was going to say was that at
last I have joined a club." Mr. Blue
stocking gave a low whistle.
"I thought you disapproved of clubs,"
Bald he, slowly.
"So I do, tho kind of clubs that men
frequent, where they do nothing bui
smoke and play billiards," said his
wife; "but this club is an entirely dif
ferent affair. It is composed of women
only, and it is demoted to the interests
Mr. Bluestocking groaned inwaidly.
"May I inquire the name of this won
derful club, and where it hangs out?"
asked he, w ith a resigned nir.
"It is called the Ideal club, and meets
once a week at the homes of the differ
ent members," answered his wife, ig
noring the slang in her husband's re
mark; "and, oh, John I" she added,
enthusiastically, "some of the nicest
ladies in town belong to it, and it is
eo interesting; and to-dny Mrs. Very
bright lead such a delightful paper
on on well, really, I can't just re
member the subject, but it was lonely,
unjvvny. Then Miss Sweetbrier had a
reading; after whicli we had current
topics, when each member took a part.
And really, John, it is quite lnstruct
ie." "No doubt of it, dear," said Mr. Blue
stocking, dryly; "so why not admit a
few of the other sex to enjoy its priv
ileges?" "It isn't the sort of affair j ou men
would enjoy," said she, assisting the
uijliftedncss of her sharp little nose;
"and it is extremely refined and ex
"Oh!" said Mr. Bluestocking, rather
blankly. "But aren't there any other
married ladies besides yourself?"
' Of course, John! what a question!"
ald his wife, impatiently. "There are
Mrs. Vcrv bright, Mrs. Wisdom, Mrs.
boY.i, Mrs. Demure and others. But it
is a purely feminine club, with no gen
tltmon allowed." And shaking out her
skirts, sho rose to depart.
"How about our game of whist with
"what! another new bonnet?"
the Browns this evening?" asked Mr.
'Oli, John! I couldn't think of it,"
wied Iiis wife, hastily. "I must devote
ai' my lime now to preparing my p iper
'or our net meeting."
"Veiy well, Catherine, I can take a
"and with the bojs at tho Hob-Nob, I
suppose," t,.,j,i John, carelessly. Mrs.
''Jlut hoi rid club!" said she. "Why
cah't a man be satisfied to stay at horn J
ilh his family?"
"Jlut what is a fellow going to do
'v'"ie ins wife is writing papers lor a
"male society?" said John, with an
"He might be of some assistance to
blr if he would take a little interest
In uch matters," answered his wlfe,
io Mivereiy. -nut i must run
nlong, so good-by till tea time;" and
she tripped daintily down the long
flight of stairs, out into the street An
odd smile crept around John's mouth
us he turned back to his desk, and, dip
ping his stub-pen into his ink-well,
he hastily finished his weekly article
for the Q lobe.
The weeks Bped by, and Catherine
Bluestocking's interest and enthusi
asm in tho Ideal club remained un
abated. She was unfailing in attend
once, and devoted to the preparation
of the papers she was called upon to
w l He. She haunted the public libraries
in search of knowledge, and spent hours
poring over musty books of reference.
Day by day, and night after night, she
bent ocr her desk piled with papers,
nnd scilbbled to her heart's content:
while John sat by, smoking his solitary
Occasionally, when Catherine had
become so nbsorbed in her writing as
to bo utterly oblivious of his presence,
John would slip away to the Hob-Nob,
and while-away on hour with his
friends at a game of whist.
Despite this diversion, however,
John's spirits were steadily falling him,
and one night he walked into the Hob
Nob clubhouse in quite a savage mood.
A hnlf-doen or more gentlemen were
lounging about the room when ho en
tered, nnd walking up to them he said,
as he twirled a button of his coat that
was hanging by one thread: "Boys,
have you ever henrd of the Ideal club?"
Jim Solid and Sam Vcrybriglit looked
at each other and smiled, while Tom
Wisdom threw down his paper with a
"I should say we had," cried he.
"Don't our wives nil belong to it!"
"Mrs. Bluestocking has joined it,
too," said John.
"I concluded so," answered his
friend, glnnclng significantly at the
loose buttons on John's coat, nnd pull
ing down his own hlecve to hide a
"Sho w l lies papers from morning till
night, and never has a moment's time
to talk to a fellow, or to to sew on
his buttons," cried John, growing red
in tho face. "Now, I say something
must be done."
"There must," cried the others in
"And I have an idea," continued
"Air it!" cried the chorus.
"Hypnotism," said John, slowly.
The men stared.
"You've oil read 'Trilby ,' of
course," said John, impntientiy. "Now
Svengnli hypnotized Trilby nnd made
her sing, and I propose to hypnotize
Catherine and make her sew."
A burst of laughter greeted this an
nouncement; but after a little discus
sion tho four gentlemen shook hands
nnd departed to their several homes,
Intent on trying the experiment.
The next evening, ns Catherine Blue
stooking bent over her desk, her hus
band w nlked softly into the room. Plac
ing a pile of buttonless shirts, nnd
stockings with airy heels and open
worked toes, on a stnnd, together with
his w if e's w orkbasket, he mov ed it close
beside the desk. Fixing his cj es on her
face with an intent gaze,. he began
making silent passes before her with
his hands, and presently she looked up
"What is the matter, John? Are you
ill?" said she, meeting his stern eyes
with a surprised look.
John made no answ er, but still glared
at her, and waved his hands wildly.
"How ridiculously you are behaving,
John ! What do you mean ?" cried Cath
erine, pushing back her chair and turn
ing around. As she did so, her eyes fell
on the workstniul with its pile of mend
ing, and quick as a flash the situation
dawned upon her.
Stilling a desh e to laugh which nearly
strangled her, she dropped her lids over
her eyes, and leaned back in her chair
with u long sigh. Slowly and mechani
cally sho reached out her hand to the
w orkbasket, and, picking up the little
gold thimble, placed it upon her ink
stained linger; and John's heart began
to beat fast at the success of his expe
riment. A long sllcnco fell upon them, while
Catherine fastened buttons to their re
spective places, and swiftly filled up
holes with dainty weaving; while John
sat bolt upright in his chair, not daring
to move his eyes from her face, lest the
spell be broken.
At tho next meeting of the Ideal club
it was noticed by the other members
that Catherine Bluestocking, Mary Wis
dom nnd Dorothy Verybright eacli oc
cupied their hands with sewing of ado
mestic nature during the exercises;
and for once Mis. Bluestocking failed
to hav e her paper ready at the appointed
"Is marriage a failure?" was the sub
ject of said paper; and those member?
who still enjoyed single blessedness
were anxiously looking forward to it,
hoping it might bo a guide to" future
The Bliistockings w ere nt supper one
evening shortly after this, when John
noticed that his wife was arrayed in n
dainty silk gown of stylish cut and re
"Why so gorgeous, dear?" asked he,
smilingly. "What is the occasion of tho
"The Ideal club ia to have a social
this evening from eight to twelve, ut
Mrs. Fondmother's," said Catherine,
complacently. John's face fell visibly.
"Anyone going beside the club?"
"Certainly not," answered his wife,
quickly. "It is exclusively a club affair,
gotten up for a little sociability among
ourselves, and to discuss a certain ques
tion that has been agitating t lie club for
"What is the question?" asked John,
Catherine uibbled thoughtfully at a
biscuit a moment before answering.
"Is man necessary to woman'shappi
licss?" said she, slowly. Thf color flew
into John's face, and his eyes twinkled
"Of course you are for the affirma
tive," said he, softly.
"Not necessarily," answered Cath
erine, coolly, though she avoided her
husband's eyes as she spoke.
With something of the feeling of hav
ing received a cold shower bat-h, John
finished his supper in silence; nnd a
little later, tho two who had been mado
one went their separate wajs.
The elegant parlors at Mrs. Fond
mother's were brilliant with gaslight
nnd fragrant with the scent of flowers.
The Ideal club was thero to a woman,
and bright faces and pretty gowns
were grouped about the rooms like gor
geous bouquets. Swiftly flew the nim
ble tongues as the momentous ques
tions of the dny were handled nnd dis
cussed with startling freedom. Oddly
enough, however, tho principal topic
to be dissected was touched upon but
lightly, and Mrs. Bluestocking, who
seldom failed to air her ideas on all sub
jects, was strangely silent.
Meanwhile, in the smoking-room of
the Hob-Nob clubhouse, a group of gen
tlemen were talking earnestly together.
As usual, John Bluestocking held the
"I tell you, boys,there is no other wny
to do," he was saying earnestly. "We
must take them by storm."
"Suppose they won't let ns in?" said
Sam Verybright, dubiously.
"Pshaw, man! You know the saj Ing
about faint heart," cried John, scorn
fully. "So we may as well try it, any
way." "All right, John. You take the lead
and we'll follow," cried Tom Wisdom,
excitedly, "Call upyour messenger boys
and send w ord to us many of the fellow s
as you enn find, and let's hustle or we
won't get there before they break up;"
and with a few more words, the gentle
men dispersed, to meet again nn hour or
tw o later.
Ice cream and cake were beinghnnded
about, and the members of the Ideal
club were growing more sociable and
confidentially inclined as they enjoyed
the refreshing sweets. Dorothy Very
bright leaned ov er nnd w hispered to her
friend, Mrs. Bluestocking: "Why so
silent to-night, Catherine?"
A little flush crept up into Catherine's
face us she answered, softly: "To till
the truth, Dorothy, 1 can think of noth
ing this evening but John."
It was Dorothy's turn to color as she
glanced at her friend a little confusedly.
T1IEI1E PASSED A STItINO OF GENTLEMEN.
"I had a little tiff w ith Sam to-day about
the club," said she. "The silly fellow
wanted to come witli me this evening."
"So did John," whi.spered Catherine.
At this moment the clang of a bell v as
heard through the house. A card was
hauded to Mrs. londniother, who, ex
cusing herself to her guests.v anished in
to the hall. A few minutes later she ic
appeared, her face all aglow with sup
pressed laughter. After a brief consul,
tation with the president, she addressed
her assembled guests as follows:
"Ladies of the Ideal club, I have taken
the liberty of admitting to this gather
ing n few of our mutual friends, who,
while belonging to a club of a different
order, are desirous, of joining with us at
our social meetings, and if agreeable to
our members, to aid us in the discussion
of the question before tho club this
evening: 'Is Man Necessary to Wom
an's Happiness?' "
Swinging back the portieres, Mrs,
Fondmother stepped one side, and
through the doom ay there passed n
stream of gentlemen in dress suits nnd
button-hole bouquets, each bearing in
his hand a small nosegay, which he pre
sented with his most graceful bow, to
the lady of his choice.
The scene which followed can better
be Imagined than described. The babel
of tongues, the gay laughter, the witty
jokes made the house ring with men i
ment; nnd it was not until the small
hours that the company dispersed.
By the side of her tall husband, Cath
erine Bluestocking tripped homevvnid
in a very contented frame of mind. The
tiny shadow thnt for a time had clouded
her domestic horizon seemed to have
vanished into thin nir, and It was with
much secret satisfaction that she con
templated the events of the evening,
nnd made her resolves for the future.
Suddenly John spoke, as If thinking
"What a strange thing hypnotism is.
Catherine! I wonder if many people
ore possessed of the power to use it?"
Catherine smiled in the darkness.
"Very few, I fancy," said she, drj ly;
"and I am fully convinced that there
never was nnd never will be but one
John bent his head and looked sharp
ly into her upturned face, nnd as their
eyes met they both burst into laughter.
At the next meeting of the Ideal club
u unanimous vote was passed that per
sons of the sterner se should be admit
ted to the organization, with this pi o
viso: "That said persons should not be
long to any other club or society where
ladies were not ntlmited also."
That the Ideal club soon doubled its
membership it is needless to say, or thai
n long list of names were crossed oft
from the books of the Hob-Nob club
house following said event, Womaii'J
1 ''OTPfTr-n a
WOMAN AND HOME.
COVERS FOR CUSHIONS.
Borne New Designs for an Always Accepta
ble Gift Travelers Can Use It, Voyagers
Need It, Yachtsmen Must Have It, and
Home-Stayers Have Many Places to
It is quite the fashion to present
Sifts which ore especially useful to the
recipient in his or her favorite sport
or accomplishment. A tennis player
Is given a handsome racket and cover;
a golf player, a set of sticks; an artist,
lomo one of hfe many tools; n yachts
man, a set of pillows or cushions; a
musician, something for the lnusic
roora, and so on, whatever is appro
priate and particularly useful.
The pillow seems an almost un I ver
bal gift. It fits in everyone's situnticn,
whatever it be. A traveler can use it;
a voyager needs it, a yachtsman must
have it, a home-stnjer has a dozen
places to put it, and the covering and
size distinguish its specific use.
lor a vacating friend, sailcloth or
denim is appropriate. The sketches
show some of ench kind. The round one
is made of white canvas, having ap
plique figures of blue denim, on which
OUTLINE AlfD DESIGNS.
ore etched with white a waterscape,
birds, anciiors and the like. The circles
ore united in design with blue ribbon
effect, gracefully fionting on the back
ground of white. The edges of the
white cover are worked with eyelets,
and the two pieces are laced together
with white cotton rope. They come a
little short of entirely covering the pil
low, so ns to show a blue denim cover
One of the square pillows has n
white center, with a fish design of blue
A MOW CUSHION.
silk etching, and blue corners with
white applique starfish laid on and
worked in blue. The edges of tliis cover
are eyeleted and laced together.
A third pillow js entirely covered
with blue denim, having in the center
a square of fine canvas, or heavy linen,
on which is etched witli the pen some
suitable quotation and symbols of the
sailor's craft. The edges are covered
w here the center meets the border w itli
rope w ork.
Any one of these canvass or denim
covers is in good taste for the deck of
n yacht, but if one wanted to present a
more elegant affair, the same idea can
be carried out in heavy sateen, cither
wool or silk, appropriate for cabin use.
A very effective design in either silk,
sutecu or denim may be easily man
aged at home by cutting out of card
board tho desired design, as n quarter
moon, anchor and bo on, nnd laying it
upon the material, tracing the outline,
afterward to be worked in Kensington
or etched witli the pen. The eflect of
rope in sailor's knots gracefully ti ailed
over the pillow with a large anchor in
the corner or center is also an artistic
White ramus worked in true colors,
like n flock of seagulls, or birds, or a
semblance of waves, with a fish here
and there in solid work, is a very ar
tistic design. Blue water, dove-colored
birds and brown or bluck anchor, with
yellowish rope, are tiue colors.
Brown and white denim are in taste
for the traveler, with quotations for
the occasion. A college lad or lass
would appreciate the colors of their
Alma. Mater on a pillow of white, and
the class pin designed in flue silk etch
ing in a corner. N. Y. Times.
Pretty Effect for Dinner Tables.
A dinner table moy Up v ery charming
ly spread for a company dinner if the
cloth lias cither bands of drawn work
or bands of coarse lace at intervals
from tho center out to the hem. Any
color of satin may b laid beneath und
the whole color bcheme made to con
form to this foundation.
The Care of House Plants.
Keep them in the sun Keep thero as
far from gas and furnace heat ns pos
sible. Keep them wet, warm and clcnn.
Keep soap out of the water. Keep a
brush or carpet rag to wash them.
Keep the soil loose. Never pull oil a
leaf; the plant may ot-ed to death.
Clip the withered tips of palms.
India dimity looks shhery now, but it
will be all tight in Junr.
fl "v tjtjtw! lcffw
They Know What to Do and What to Bay
at the Bight Time.
It is often said that it takes all sort
of people to make the world, and of the
many varieties, to the credit of human
nature be It spoken, not the least nu
merous Is the comfortable or cemfort
irnklng species, says Harper's Bazar.
These people are to be found every
w here, doing their duty in such a sweet,
modest fashion that one scartely an
alyzes tho elements which make up
their attractiveness even while basking
in tho warm glow of their kindnesses
and feeling how good and pleasant it
is to live with them.
They are endowed with the rare gift
of knowing what to say and what to do
at the right time and in the right way,
so that they never jar upon one's sen
sibilities nor give the impression that
they are anxiously on the watch to help,
which latter is often too apt to produce
a feeling of burdensome indebtedness.
Indeed, it is not always in what com
fortable people do, it is quite as much
iu what they judiciously leave undone
that their peculiar charm consists, and
positive and decided as is their influ
ence yet it may be fully and thoroughly
described by negatives.
They never ftet and fume over the in
evitable, they make no arrogant pre
tensions and naturally therefore they
i'lduige in no harsh strictures, no un
gentle criticisms. They are equally
free from that distressing mock mod
esty which practices u morbid self-in-tioxpection
and bestows the results of
the process on a small public too bored
and indifferent to appreciate the con
fidences. They never attitudinise as martyrs,
no matter how great the sacrifices they
make, their self-effacement being so
genuine that it is tiuly invisible. They
never stroke one the wrong wny, nor do
they indulge in nagging, that annoying
and perliaps most intolerable of the
small foes to the peace of a household,
while the disngreeablcness inflicted by
those who do practice the irritating art
is borno with such placidity that the
sharp tongues arc reduced to silence
through very uhame.
THE DAUGHTER'S PART.
She Can Do Much Toward Making Ilontt
Life Ideally Pleasant.
One of the sweetest things a girl cao
do is to receive friends graciously, par
ticularly at home. In one's own house
a cordinl manner is particularly fit
ting. Do not stand off in the middle
of the room and bow coldly and formal
ly to the friend who has called. Walk
over to meet her; give her your band
and say pleasantly that you are very
glad to see her again. Stiff, cold and
formal ways of greeting acquaintances
are not proper in a girl welcoming
guests to her father's house.
A daughter's part is to assist iter
mother on every social occasion. Tilt
girl pours the tea in her mother's drnw-ing-ioom
when friends drop in at five
o'clock. Quite often, when no maid it
present, she helps the guests to the
sandwiches and the cakes which are
served at Ave o'clock tea, and herself
hands the cups and takes them from
the guests who would like to be ic
lieved. Apart from and more important even
than her manner to a guebt who hap
pens in for an hour or a day is the man
ner of a daughter to her father und
mother. The father le turns to his
home after a wearying day at business.
He is tired in body nnd mind. Coming
back, as his latchkey turns in the home
door, he thorws off care; he is jovous
at the thought of the dear ones he will
meet after hours of absence.
His young daughter, in a pretty
gown, with the bloom and freshnebs
only girlhood wears, should be r-.ad
to give him the attention he loves the
Kiss, the cheery word to help her
mother nnd the rest in letting he father
bee how much he is loved at home.
Men give up a great deal for their fami
lies their time, their strength, the
knowledge they have gained in Jife's
experiences they spend ever thing
freely for their home's sake, and the
home bhould pay its debt in much out
spoken love. Harper's Bound Tab!:.
A Woman's Cure for Insomnia.
I notice in a contemporary an ex
traordinary suggestion regarding in
somnia, namely, that lo have a pet cat
bleeping in the room is the best remedy
for this trying complaint, the animal's
presence exercising n sort of magnetic
and Foothing influence which compels
sleep. A friend, who is a remarkably
good sleeper, alvvavs lias her beloved
Peibian cat in the room, but in thibcas?
the influence is rather the other wny,
us the affectionate creuturc, wheu
wakeful itself, often arouses its mis
tress with impel at! ve demands to be
caressed. The author of this curious
theory says that the cat must not be
treated with indifference; its friend
ship must be cultivated if the hypnotic
influence is to work. I should think,
therefore, even if there is any founda
tion for the idea, it could not be put
into practice by one who has not a
tolerably strong degree of liking for
the feline race Ladies' Pictorial.
A Light Outlit.
A cold draft of nir rushed into the
room. "Biidgct," called the mistress
sharply, "who left that outside door
"Please, mum, it was the piumwr,
just goin' away," leplied the girl.
"Well," retorted the mistiess, "didn't
he have any munneis?"
"No, muni." answcicd Bridget, with
a hired girl's rigid adherence to truth;
"he didn't have nothin' but jist his
little gasoline stove." N. Y. Kecorder.
Thought He Was Her Husband.
Police Inspector It was very plucky
of jou, ma'am, to have set upon the
burglar and so ably captured him; but
need you have injured him to the ex
tent of necessitating his removal to the
I-aily llovv did 1 know it was i bur
glar? Pie been waiting up fry thu-
bonis for my husband.--Lontlun Tele
A COLOEADO HORROR.
Fifty Miners Entombed by an Ex
plosion of Gas.
rhe Vnlran Mines at Newcastle the Seen
of a Heart Heading Calamity No
Hope for the Imprisoned
Glenwood Srnraos, CoL, Feb. 19.
A gas explosion occurred in the Vulcan
mine at Newcastle, just before 13
o'clock yesterday, when there were
between 50 and 60 men at work. At
the shaft mouth a hole 103 feet square
was blown out Ed Welch, who wa
at the mouth of the tunnel when the
explosion took place, was blown to
atoms. Timbers two feet square were
blown Into the Grand river, 400 feet
away. It is almost certain that all the
men in the mine perished.
Smoke rushed from the shaft in
dense black clouds, which prevented
the entrance of anyone. The fans
were the only means of supplying air
to the workmen, and as these were com
pletely demolished, the last hope of
anyone being found, alive was cut off.
The scene at the mine was one of the
wildest confusion. Wives and children
of the victims rushed wildly to and
fro, tearing their hair and rending the
air In the deep anguish which such a
All business is practically suspended;
everyone is dazed at the awfulness of
the sudden disaster. No warning was
given the peaceful villagers until a
sudden report, as from a hundred can
non, resounded throughout the valley,
making the earth tremble. People
rushed out of homes and places of
business to see what had happened,
and one look toward the Vulcan was
sufficient, for a dense cloud of smoke
issuing from the mouth of the slope
met the eyes of the gazers and told the
tale of death.
The cause of the explosion is not yet
known. The coal fields in which the
Vulcan mino is located have been
troubled with subterranean gases for
many years and it is thought that the
disaster may have been caused by the
breaking into an immense pocket of
gas. On February 8 State Coal
Mine Inspector Griffiths inspected the
mine and pronounced it in spendid
condition, and the work is said to have
been done at all times in the most
The Vulcan has always been a fruit
ful source of disquiet to the Canon City
Fuel Co. Despite its bad reputation,
the company maintains that if only an
explosion occurred that was not fol
lowed by fire there were frequent
places in the tunnels and drifts for the
men to seek refuge. But the violent
surface disturbance does not tolerate
the belief that anyone is saved from
the wreck and miners have abandoned
The mine was running almost to its
full capacity, owing to the fuel war
that has been waged in the west, and
was shipping 10 to 15 cars a day.
Owing to the dangerous character of
the mine the miners were not allowed
to enter the slope with any matches in
their possession, but the rule was not
enforced, for, although death was im
minent for anyone venturing to strike
a light, some of the more ignorant
miners could not be taught that their
lives depended on the observance of
tho order and frequent infractions of
the rule, were reported at headquar
ters. BOLD ROBBERY.
A San Francisco Hank Held Up In II road
Sax Fbaxcisco, Feb. 19. Three
masked men entered the Market Street
bank, a small institution in the
Spreckcls building, shortly before 10
a. m. yesterday and ordered Cashier
Hopkins and Bookkeeper Hayhurst to
throw up their hands. Hopkins, who
was at the counter, refused and one
robber fired a bullet, passing his head,
but striking the other official. The
robbers then climbed through the hole
In the wire screen at the cashier's
window and seized the two bank
officials and hustled them into the
vault. A piece of carpet caught in the
door of the vault and the robbers did
not take time to fasten the vault door.
Hastily dumping a pile of gold on the
cashier's counter into a sack, they es
caped. Although Market street was
crowded with passing people, the rob
bers made good their escape. It is
supposed they got only SSO0.
C'rair Man's Deed.
Brooklyn', Feb. 19 Crazed with
jealousy because his wife and sons had
left him, Franz Michael Schwab, a
German laborer, 5(5 years old, visited
the home of his married son, Bernard,
and after gaining admittance fired four
shots from a '44-caliber pistol, two ol
the bullets lodging in the body of his
wife, killing her almost instantly. The
third ball struck his grandchild, nine
weeks old, over the heart, and the
fourth struck the son, Bernard, in the
right eye. The police believe he is in
sane. Bernard Schwab and the in
jured child were removed to St Catha
rine's hospital, where the doctors say
that they will probably not recover.
Dnneed Themselves to Death.
Pender, Neb., Feb. ia Three In
dians on the Winnebago reservation
last night secured a jug of whisky and
after imbibing, stripped for an old
fashioned war dance. When they had
exhausted themselves they sank into a
drunken stupor and were later found
Kansas Division L. A. W.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 19. At a meeting
! of the Kansas division L. A. W. racing
' board in this city, the following circuit
and dates were arranged: Lawrence,
1 August 17; Topeka, August 18; state
meet at Salina, August 20 and 21;
j August 24, Emporia; August 25, Wichi
i ta; August 27, Fort Scott; August 28,
close at Pittsburg.
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Washington, Feb. 19. The senate
.!n riwcUn ennflrTnoil TA.trIMr
J S. Naglc, of Oklahoma territory, to bs
I marshal of the United States tortitorj
! of Oklaho'UJ.
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