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IS. II. ADAMS, I'ublisher.
BY WRIGHT A- PATTERSON.
HREE years ago
Wild Rock was
tlie county scat of
an interior coun
ty of Arizona.
Just why such a
place had been se
lected as the sea.
of gov ernment
fo any county
was hard to un
d e r stand. Its
a'.ion for public
Approval was its centra I locution, the
place being almost exactly in the
ct-nter of the county. Tc the people of
the straggling little frontier town Wild
Rock was a world within itself. Its one
hort dusty business street, with the
ou:ity courthouse and jail the most
-commodious building in the jilaee-r-at
one end of it, was the renter of the uni
verse to theni.
lint twice a week Bill Warner's stage
-coat-!:, drawn by four big black mules,
brought to them lews of the outside
ivorid from the little telegraph and
way station on the Southern l'aeilic
Toad, some 4a miles to the south.
One. of the lai'-st additions to Wild
Rock's population l::.d been Frank
Wagner, a younger brother of the big
Braw:iy frontiersman who supplied
the town wilh its semi-weekly mail
and such other commodities as it was
necessary to brin'f from the railway
station. Ibis younger Wcgner had
r.'-tti.d in Wild i.'ock, first, liecause
Ids brother was tin-re. and, second,
liecause the place was "out west." He
hail come west, like thousands of
other, in search tA r.cnl'.h, and in less
than a year's time had found it. only
to lie brought face to fa-e with death
in a much worse form on the
I Wo re he had been in the place ten
niontl.s. Wild Rock awakened one
morning ::nd found one of her citizens
dead. rtmitred at his lioine during
tee n flit. Had Hill v uglier been at
home ins'ead of at the railroad sta
tion lie would, no douiit. have been
arrested as murderer. be-aiise he
v. as the oniy i ncinv the dead man was
known to lure. I'.ut, as it was impos
sible t fasten the crime onto the Mage
driver, the citizen. of the place has
tened to lay it upon the i houlders of
the youne -r Wagner, and had Frank
arrested before night.
It lack-. but six weeks of election
day. and the comity attorney, eager to
be the choice of the people for another
term, wax untiring in his efforts; to
weave a chain of circuiiistantial evi
deuce around the young man that
would cc-t.-inly convict him. Could
liis purpose be accomplished, it would
win for th" lawyer the plaudits of the
people, anil secure him their support
at the pons, beca'ise the young man's
polished eastern manners and good
-lothes had never been popular with
Vihl Hock's male population.
(iood counsel for the defense was
Recurcd in the east, but all io 20 pur
jxise, for. do whit the could, it was
impossible to secure, an unprejudiced
jury, and their only hope for their
client lay in the judge. When the
case came to trial the few persons who
were willing, and knew enough about
the case to testify, were placed on the
stand in the young man's favor, but
the eastern attorneys knew, before
half the witnesses for the state were
.examined, that their case was lost.
Even the Iiok- that they might secure
form- cleiu.-ney for the prisoner from
the judge decreased gradually as the
cast proceeded, owing to some of the
rulings he made i;i the state's fa-.or.
After the testimony was all in ami
the county attorney had thrown all ot
ids pent-up eloiieiice into an appeal
for justice to the people, for "an eye
for an eye and a t:nth for a tooth;"
and after the attorneys for the de
fense had shown to the jury the weak
points in the purely circumstantial
evidence against tluir client and had
sH)kcii of his good character, known
both in Wild Hock and at his fnarvn
home, the fate of the prisoner was left
to the VI men chosen to represent the
law in Navajo county.
In less than 15 minutes they returned
and announced to the court that they
had found Frank Wagner guilty of
murder in the lirst degree, and recom
mended that he be sentenced to hang.
Never had life seemed so dear to
young Wagner as when the judge, in
a voice evidently calculated to carry
a, warning to ail in the courtroom,
sentenced the prisoner at the bar to be
hanged by the neck until dead on Fri
day, November 'SS, 1S'J2, between the
hours of lour and ten a. m.
That date was but five weeks away,
and every eharce of saving the pris
oner's lite must be tried in the mean
time. The motion a new trial was
overruled by the judge, and an ap-jK-al
was denied. Two weeks before
the day of the execution there was but
one hope left, and it was with heavy
hearts th:it Wagner's attorneys, thor
oughly convinced of the young man's
innocence, started for Washington to
lav the case b?fore the president, and
appeal to roni for a pardon for their
The time of execution was less than
Si hours awny, already the gallows had
been crecte.X in the jail yard, and noth
ing more -ncour::ging than that the
president bad taken the case under ad
visement hud been heard from Wash
ington. rnAiMFJt u.
Tne little railway and telegraph
laticu on tlie Southern Pacific road.
through which Wild Bock held com
munication with the outside world,
was dark save for one oil lamp whose
feeble rajs were flashing through the
window end doing much more toward
illuminating the depot platform than
they were toward brightening the dark
comers inside the station. In the
operator's room there was the constant
tick-tickety-tick-tick of the sounder
as the wires carried their messages
across the table on their journeys east
Ueside the table sat the operator,
Fred Burgess, in the large, eas-y office
chair, his feet propped up against the
partition that separated him from the
littic waiting-room and his hands
clasped behind his head. The last
train for the night had passed, and
as he was expecting no orders for his
station, he was paying no attention to
the constant chatter of the little in
strument, but was thinking: thinking
of the events of the next day, of the
crimes committed in the name of the
law, thinking of the innocent people
punished and the guilty ones who es
cacd. Fred Hurgess had come to the little
frontier station, not because he needed
the position that the place afforded
him, for he gave up a better one to
accept it, and not because his health
demanded a change 'A climate, but
lor a love of adventure, lie had
found the rough hospitality of the
western peoplj uncongenial, how
ever, and was beginning to regret tlu
fate that had brought him west, when
one day. some months before, he met
Frank Wagner, who had accompanied
his brother to tlie railway station. The
acquaintance foimed that day had
bet n cultivated, and both had after
ward found the west a much moi-
coiiireuial nlace thaa it had seemed
"K K K K K K! J lie little in
strument seemed ma !, so loudly did it
iep,at the letters time after time:
but it was not until the sound of th
last, "click" hal dicl away and other
letters were passing backward and
forward over the wins that the oper
ator recognized and answered his oili
"I have an important message for
Wild Rock. Is there anv wav of
n aching that t.oint from your offic
to-night V" said the instrument, aft
the call had been iin.iwered.
I am at rani not; there is no one
near here but mysi if and the seetio'
rew. and no wav of covering tin" 40
miles between here : ml Wild Hoe!
after night. aitswcteil the operator.
A:id then the thought flashed throng
his mind that it might be news of t!
pardon they had so long expected, and
he milled at once: What is tile mes
sage about V"
"Sent bv order of the prcsid-nt to
stop an execution it that place t
morrow morning." wr.r the reply.
"Send it at once and I will deliver
it myself, if iod per;:::ts." went flyin
lack to the end of the line. Then.
wiih painful slowncs?. the instrument
ticked out its glad message. It wa
Washin-otox. r. C, N'nv. 22.
To John- :. A . Sheriff of Navajo Conn
ty. A. T.. V. ilil Hock: President orders ex
ei utlr n ot Frank Warner, conl mned to
lie hnnite-l to-morrow mornlnK, stopped
and the n lease of the prisoner upon ar-
riv:d of pardon papers forwarded throuj;
regular channels. , Secretary
The good words had come, but at
what a time! The operator recognized
the fact that it lay with him whether
or not his friend wes to die, and yet
toul.l he save him? It lacked but r.
little over four hours before the tinv
IlAr TO WADE A MOrSTAIS STCKAM.
for the execution. I'here was not
horse that lie knew of within ten
miles of the station, and, even if he
had one, would it be possible to cove
the 40 miles of rough mountain
road between there and Wild Hock be
li re four o'llock in the morning?
For several seconds Hurgess stoo.
"It's the vcrv best I can do." he said
aloud. "I haven't ridden it for
month, but it is in good condition
and ready lor immediate use, all but
the flat tires, and a minute's punipine
will fill them with vvnd."
Coimr to the little room, used as a
baggage or storeroom when occasion
demanded, he brought out a lat
model wheel that had been sent to
him from the cast. He knew that he
was a fair rider, but had had very
little practice for some time, and if h'J
was to ride 40 miles in the next
four hours it would icquire every bit
of strength and perseverance he pos
sessed. He inflated the tires, oiled
the machine carefully, then strapped
the tool-bag, containing pump, wrcncii
ar.d oil-can to the saddle, compare.
bis watch with the office clock to se:
that it was correct, put the dispatch
for the sheriff carefu'ly in an inside
pocket, closed the oflice door, anil was
away as fast as it was possible tor n:m
to push the wheel, on a rule tna;
meant life or deatn to an innocen
The first ten miles was com para
tiveiy easy riding, and he determined
tc make the best of it, then, .f he round
it imoossible to ride fast euousb. on
the wheel, he would stop at the first
ranch-house he passed and g'et a horse.
In an incredibly short time he found
himself at the end cf his first ten
miles and felt but very little the worsa
for the ride that far. Off to the east,
probably a mile, he could see thi roya
cf light from a ranch house, but ne haa
no desire to ask for the assistance ot
a horse now. He believed thot he aad
a better chance of succeeding with tho
Such a thing as the execution being
delayed until later than four o'clock
had never entered Lis min(lk Ever
since the trial he had though! of thj
people there more as fiends tpan a
human beings, and he had no do-abt that
before the clock in tho Wild Hock jail
had finished striking the hour of four
his friend would be launched IntJ
eternity through the trap of a gallows
if he did not reach there in time to
rescue him. sometimes he reared
that they even might set the clock
ahead a little, and then he would
throw such an addii'onal force onto
the pedals as to send his steel steed
around the sharp turns of the moun
tain road at a dange-ous speed. Many
times he came near striking the heavy
bowlders that lined the road. So
miraculous was his i scape from these
that it seemed as thr-ugii a kind Provi-
ie:iec was guiding hi? machine.
When the second ten miles had been
completed he found 'nat his pace was
tllin! on him. and his heart sank an
he thought of the distance that still lay
between him and the gallows im
patiently awaiting its prey. He looked
t his watch and f(:ind that his firsi
o miles had cost hin: less than tw)
hours of time, and lie had over two
hours left in which to beat that fiend.
the hangman. He would do it.
In the third ten n.iies it was neces-
surv to cross three mountain streams
that were unbridged At two of these
found it possible to carry his wheel
across bv stepping from stone to stone.
but at the other he h.i to wade across.
nut the momentary delay seemed
many times as long as it reany was,
and once cn the road again he put
forth every effort to make up the lost
As he rode out of the mountains on
to the level road that stretched
straight nv.av to the north for seven
miles to Wil l Hock, his head seemed to
be in a constant whirl, the wheel
seemed to run in zigzag fashion over
the road and then to stop entirely for
minutes at a time. Hut dominant witli
the rider was that intense purpose to
Miceeed; to beat the fiendish sheriff to
: he goal. He kept repeating, time after
time: "I'll do it! I'll do it:"
It lacked a cpiarter to four when he
passed the first scattered houses of tin!
town. He had grow n simply a part of
the machine, and threw his force first
on one and then on the other oi rue
lals only because he had been doing
so for how long to the rider it seemed
The fi.-rce barking of the town's in
numerable dogs aroused the sleeping
populace along the business street,
whose curiosity brought them to the
windows to see the cause of the com
motion. Hut only a white cloud of
alkali dust, visible in the breaking
dawn, was to lie seen. The man and the
wheel neared the end of the straggling
street, but the pace had never slackened
until with a crash the wheel struck the
steps leading to the door of the sheriff's
ofiice. Inside were tl-..- two men of ths
death watch and the sheriff. When the
prisoner had given up all hope of the
pardon reaching him. he asked to lie
left alone and the sheriff had willingly
complied with his request..
At the sound of the noise made by the
wheel striking the steps the sheriff
stepped to the door and looked out. At
the bottom of the steps lay the broken
wheel, and off to one side lay the un
conscious form of a man. Summoning
the assistance of the two men with him,
they carried the man into the office and
did what they cou'd to restore him to
"Some voung feller what was ridin'
round at night on a bicvele has run
into the steps outside and hurt him
self." replied the sheriff.
The prisoner was too much absorbed
in his own late to give the matter fur
ther thought for a moment, and in the
meantime the stranger seemed to be
recovering from the shock he had re
ceived. I'.ut the long ride and the heavy
fall had been too severe, and when he
recovered sufficiently from the latter
to sjieak it was with a mind wandering
with the first symptoms of a fever that
was destined to last for days. The first
words uttered in this condition gave a
hock to the three men in the office
and carried a thrill of hope to the con
"Am I in time?
four o'clock yet!
I must be! It isn't
You mustn't hang
"It's Hurgess!" cried the prisoner,
springing from the cot on which he had
Wei sitting. "He has the pardon, I
know he has!"
A search through the stranger's
pockets revealed the telegram, and the
unconscious man was for the moment
forgotten in the excitement of the news
and in releasing the prisoner, who had
lieen so near a criminal's death.
It was nearly two weeks before the
fever that the strain of that night had
caused left the operator, and another
week before he was able to be taken
back to the station. During that time
Frank Wagner and the sherill were his
constant nurses, one or the other or
both lieing with him all thctime.
When Fred Hurgess was able to get
back to the railway station he found. as
he knew he would, another operator on
duty there. Hut he didn't care much,
for he had had enough western adven
ture during that one night's rideacrosa
the plains and mountains of Arizona to
satisfy him for a lifetimeHearings,
I.nndon Theater Thieves.
The purses, watches and other ar
ticles stolen outside the theater doors
! o; London within one week represented
i in value over $4,000.
LONDON TENEMENT HOUSES.
laws That Govern Construction in That
First of all should be mentioned the
provisions for the two great requisites
of light and air. The buildings will
be four and five stories high, and each
building must be separated in all direc
tions from any opposing building by
an open space at least equal to its own
height. It was with the greatest dif
ficulty that the "ew York commission
secured the passage of an act limiting
the ground area to be covered to 75 per
cent. These official London tenements
will not cover more than 55 per cent,
of the building lots.
Habitable rooms must not le less
than eight feet six inches in height.
Hocms must have efficient ventilation.
" ihe principle on which 'baek-to-back
houses are built being carefully avoid
ed." This precludes the construction
of a building more than two rooms
deep. If such a rule were enforced i.i
New York, the city would be revolu
tionized. The aim of tenement house
architecture in America is to get at
least two. and perhaps four, families
on each floor of feet width. The
London houses, as a matter of fact,
will be only one room deep. Living
looms in them must be of not less than
144 feet suerfiei::l floor area. Hed
rooms must be of not less than 90 feet
! superficial floor area nor less than
j seven feet nine inclnn wide. Staircases
I must have horizontal ventilation di
I rect to the open air; corridors must be
; ventilated on the open air; staircases
. mid halls must be lighted day ami
night. The last-named regulation is
with a view to prevent the immorality
and frequent accidents which lack of
light in such places is known to pro
duce in tenement houses. A proposed
statute calling for light after eight a.
m. until ten p. ni. aroused much opposi
tion in Albany.
After light and air, safety from fire
may be regarded as the next essential
of model tenement house construction.
The London law provides that all walls
shall be of "iire-re.sistiug" material,
and that all staircases must be fire
proof, and so separated from apart
ments that they will not afford a flue
for the conduct of fire from one floor
to another, as so often occurred in the
tenements of New York. Hut thecounty
c-ouneil has learned that it will pay
to go beyond the huv, and to make the
buildings absolutely fireproof. Tie
first cost will be very little
greater, and will be far more than o.T
t.et by the decreased cost of repairs
and the greater permanence of tie
buildings. Without going into techni
cal details of construction, it may be
said the stairways are of iron, stone
and cement: that floors are built with
iron girders and brick arches; that the
wooden surface is laid on solid cement;
that, as little woodwork is used in the
rooms as -os-,;bIe: and that the plaster,
even of the partitions between rooms of
the same apartment, is laid on iron or
wire ii:.stead of on wooden laniiing. Of
the buildings completed it is no idle
boast for the architect to say that a fire
might be started in any room without
endangering any other room. The cost
of repairs is thus reduced ton minimum,
and the life of the buildings is increased
until it is estimr.ti-d at 450 years, simply
becnuise it. seems absurd to name a
longer jx-riod. As a matter of fact, the
buildings, if undistur'oed. will practi
cally last foreer. Kdward Marshall,
PHILADELPHIA IS A DEADFALL.
Traveling Men .lve the City of llrotheriy
l.ove a Itiicl Name.
"Say, l"e just asked the house to
strike Philadelphia off my route," said
the traveling man. "That city is tin
biggest municipal hypocrite on the map
o( the world. People always associate
it with William Pcnn. (Ju.vkcr meetings .
mid pretty, soft-eyed girls, with their
hair laundried as smooth as a shirt
front. It is all rot. I want 1o tell
you that Philadelphia is a deadfall.
it has the worst political ring that evi r
! picked the pockets of the bie diag tax-
paver. It turns nil riorc j rize f!ghter
than Hoston does. All it. confidence
men look like preachers, and if you
show me a block there where ! can't
get up a flirtation I'll present it to any
charitable institution you name.
There's a place I give the cold shake.
(In my last trip ! met some Philadelphia
"im)s." They looked too smooth and
innocent to be out late. One of them
gave a little supper, and I'li bet it stood
him $20 a plate. When things go,
pretty gay the host ordered his plug
hat. set a champagne bottle in tilled
! it with chopped ice. called a messen
;"cr boy and sent the layout toa friend."
The boy had no overcoat and the gen
erous host said to give the lad his.
When he came to break away, w hat do
you think? It was my plug hat and
my overcoat that were gone. The best
kick I could make only brought a laugh,
and at four a. in. I sprinted to my bote:
in a lowcut vest and a little Jinkey
Scotch cap. It would take re'pisitioit
pajK-rs and a whole squad of police
to get me into Philadelphia again."
IX-troit Free Press.
How to Kcuiove a Fixed King.
When a ring is fixed on the linger
from the swelling of the skin or joint,
rub the finger with soap and cold
water, and it will then generally admit
( f its removal. If this fails, take a
strong thread or piece of fine twine,
and. beginning at the end of the finger,
wind it regularly around and around
it, with the coiis close together, till
the ring is reached; then slip the end
through the ring from the side next to
the end of the finger, and begin to un
wind the string, which, as it progresses,
carries the ring with it. Sometimes,
however, when the finger is very much
swollen, and when the ring is deeply
imleddjd. even this plan will not fac
eted, and the only resource is Uy cut
through the ring with a pair of cut
ting pliers, first slipping under it a
thin piece of metal or card'ioard to
protect the skin from iniurv. Atlanta
AMERICANS' GREAT COURAGE.
Possibilities In Long-Distance Elect rio
The feasibility of power transmission
by means of electricity over distances
of limited extent has been clearly dem
onstrated in the long years of experi
ence with the direct current, but
transmission by means of the d
rect current speedily reached a
limit, beyond which for econom
ical reasons it became inadvisable
to go. Yet it was transmitted over
very long distanees.f How best to ef
fect this lecame the urgent question of
The direct current was, perforce, dis
carded, and the alternating current
called into requisition. Attainment of
an economical solution was by no
means easy. Difficulty after difficulty
arose, requiring countless experiments
tc elucidate; and alteration after al
teration in machinery was made, in
volving the expenditure of vast sums.
By successive and painful stages a
solution was finally reached, and to
day the long-distance transmission of
power by electricity is an established
economic fact of a potentiality which
nc'ems limited in its comprehensive
ness only by the exhaustion of the
available natural forces of the earth.
Indeed, everything points to a corner
In water powers, speculative enter
prises keeping steady step with honest
industrial initiative, and generally a
little in advance. Waterfall and cat
aract have suddenly assumed a greater
interest. to their owners than that im
parted by their merely scenic features.
Hitherto unutilized water -towers have.
become, in sanguine imagination, pos
sible gold mines in futuro, and the elim
ination of the domestic coal heap and
relegation of the steam engine to the
oblivion which awaits the discarded
have become articles cf faith with
water power proprietors.
By farthe greatest numlierof the long
distance transmission installations of
the world are situated in the I'nited
State?. The American seems endowed
with the courage of temerity, and is
williutr toadopt a new thing with prom
ise only, where other nationalities de
mand assurance or proof. A possibil
ity has a special attraction for the
American mind, and the risk of its
realization is willingly run. It is
this spirit that has covered the I'nited
States with electric lighting staions,
spread a ncwork of electric car lines
over every city of any importance in
its boundaries, and initiated the supcr
sission of the steam locomotive itself
from its main line railways. .John Mc
tihie, in Cassier's ilagaii.e.
"GOOD-3Y, MATE, GOOD-SY."
Telegraph I.lnenmn lirop Forty Feet to
S.ive a C oianidt-'H I.lfc.
The life of the telegraph lineman is
full of peril. As a. rule, the workman
has served an apprenticeship to bin
arduous occupation, or has previously
qualified as a sailor. It is no easy mas
ter to climb hand over hand the huge
telegraph poles, the sight of which is
so familiar all over the country.
In stormy weather the workman
carries his life in his hand. A few
years ago a shocking accident drew
attention to the dangerous nature of
the work. Two men were engaged on
a telegraph pole standing many feet
tibove ii well-known line of railway. A
wire had broken and they wert busy
repairing the damage.
The wind blew riercely from the
east, and the pole rocked to and fro In
the blast. Suddenly a strong gu-t
caused one of the men to vurn in his po
sit ion. In doing so he somehow pushed
his companion, who. taken unawanta,
fell backwards. He clutched at his
mate, and both tumbled over amongst
the w ires.
For a moment the two men hung
without speaking a word. Then one of
"Bill, 1 can't, reach the post, and I'm
afraid if 1 move the wires will break."
And as be spoke a wire broke.
"Well. mate, it's a big drop down into
the grass." replied the other man; "but
as you're married anil have three kids,
1 don't see why 1 should stay here."
".No, don't do that. Bill; you'll get
killed, surely. Let's hang a little
But another wire broke, and Bill
made up bis mind.
"(iooil-by, mate." he said to the other,
w ho had tears in Ids eyes; "good-by."
Then he dropped a fall of 40 feet. He
fell among some bushes and rolled
down the embankment. When he rose
(for he was not dead) he crawled up to
where his companion hung.
"I'm all right, mate; I'm going for
The station was half a mile distant.
When the poor fellow who had risked
his life for his mate told his tale h
fainted away. The doctor said he had
broken his arms and a couple of ribs;
but his noble action saved his friend's
'ife and his own. Pearson's Wccklv.
Only three ingredient--, are required
a cupful of butter, half a cupful of
sugar and 14 pints of flour. Mix the
fl..ur and sugar. l!cat the butter tc a
1 1 earn, and gradually lieat it into the
dry mixture. The nevy mixture will
be stiff and brittle, and must be worked
thoroughly with the hands until it be
eomes pliable. Sprink!e a board light
ly with flour, and laying half of the mix
ture upon it, roll it down to the thick
ness of about half an inch. Cut into four
parts, and pinch the edges with the
fingers to make little scallops. Bake
ir. a modern oven. Be sure that the
measurements are exact, and take great
care in mixing and baking. The cakes
ate nice to serve with preserves, mar
malade and fruit jellies. P.oston Her-
Iie-I from a Natural Canoe.
Insurance Superintendent (suspici
ously) How did your husband happen
to die so soon after g"ting insured for
a targe amount?
Widow He worked himself to death
tn Ing to pay the urcxniiucs. Weekly
Er man dat am alius lookin' fohc
tnble," said Uncle Eben, "sin likely
ter git disp'inted, no matter how near
sighted he is." Washington Star.
Out of Practice. She "Why don't
you talk to me as if you loved me?"
Ke (absent-minded) "I'm so horribly
out cf practice!" Detroit Free Press.
Employer "You say you would
like to go to your grandmother's funer
al this afternoon, James?" James
"Yes, sir, if it doesn't rain." Tit-Bits.
"Oi saay, Moike." "Yis?" "Phot's
dtkis worrud? C-o-n con v-e-r ver
s-a sa t-i-o-n shun conversa
tion. Phot's conversation?" "Oi don't
t'ink Oim shure, Dinnis, but Oi t'ink
dthot's dude fer gab." Harper's Bazar.
"I would be mighty vvUlin to
work," Mr. Dismal Dawson explained,
"if I was only able." "You look able
bodied enough," said the sharp-nosed
ladv; "what is there to prevent you
working?" "Me pride." Indianapolis
Mrs. Grimble (to her offspring)
"There you go, tracking the floor all
over with mud. Didn't I tell you to
wipe your feet before you came in?"
Johnny "Oh. nobody's blaming you,
ma; you did all you could." Boston
Little Lord Charles "Oh, I'm go
in j to be an omnibus conductor when
I grow up." Fair American "But your
brother's going to be a duke, isn't he?"
Little Lord Charles "Ah, yes; but
that's about all he's fit for, you know."
One View of It. "Say, what is this
social settlement idea?" "It's like this
you're a good fellow, you know."
"Yes." "Well, you go and live in a tough
neighborhood and you'll seem a darn
sight better than yo-t really are!" Chi
"I was very much disappointed to
day," said Mrs. Xorthside, when her
husband came home from the office.
"What about?" "It was a fine after
noon, and I thought I'd return Mrs.
Tawk's call." "And she was out, was
she? That was too bad." "Xo; she
was in." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
ANCIENT ROMAN CROWNS.
Seven Kinds IVere Dintributed as Rewards
The Romans had various kinds ol
crowns which they distributed as re
wards for martial exploits and extaor
dinarv services on behalf of the repub
lic. 1. The oval crown, made of myrtle,
and bestowed on generals who were en
titled to the honors of the "lesser tri
umph." called ovation.
2. The naval or rostral crown, com
posed of a circle of gold with orna
ments representing "beaks" of ships,
and given to the captain who first grap
pled or to soldiers who first boa.ucd
un enemy's ship.
3. The crown known in Latin as
"Vallaris Castrensis," n circle of gold
raised with jewels or palisades, the
reward of the general who first forced
the enemy's intrenchmcnts.
4. The mural crown, o circle of gold
indented and embattled, given .to the
warrior who first mounted the wall of
a besieged place and successfully
lodged a standard or flag thereon.
5. The civic crown, (made of tho
branch of a green oak), a garland of
oak leaves, bestowed upon the Roman
toldicr who had saved the life of a cit
izen. 6. The triumphal crown, consisting
at lirst of wreaths of laurel, but after
ward intule of gold the reward of such
generals as had the goi.d fortune to be
successful in battle.
7. The crown called "Obsidionalis,"
or "Craminea," made of the "common
grass" found growing on the scene o
action, and bestowed only for the de
liverance of an army when reduced to
the last extremity. This was esteemed
the highest military reward among ihe
Athletic crowns and crowns of laurel,
destined as rewards at public games,
and many other Roman sports, aro
frequently found mentioned in the an
nals of Roman history. Chambers'
Of the many minor ills to which the
small child is subjected in cold weather
there is none much more disagreeable
than the chapped lips which so often
torment him. And when the "chap"
becomes a deep crack in the middle
of the lip it is even more trying. Then
ccld cream or vaseline often fail3 to
rroduce any effect, ami the split grows
broader until the lower lip looks as if
it were cut in half. The one quick and
efficient remedy for this is a tiny phial
of flexible collodion and a camel's-hair
brush. The mother must hold the two
sides of the lip together with one hand.
I while with the other she dips the brush
in the collodion and quickly paints over
he crack with the liquid. It dries al
most instantly, and in drying forms a
skin over the wound. Whenever this
fckin breaks it must be renewed. The
small child who does r.ot wince and to
whose eyes the tears do not come under
this treatment must be heroic indeed,
for the first application of the collodion
s marts keenly for just a moment. Ent
in two or three days the treatment will
have entirely cured the offending mem
ber. Harper's Bazar.
KfTeets Somewhat Similar.
"Hello, Swiggles! I congratulate
you, old boy, on your appointment o
that consulship, it s a gcxi posiuon,
and you deserve it."
"Thanks, Ruggles. I'm sorry to see
you're not looking well this morning.
""o. I was out on a toot last night.
"Well, good-by! I've got an engage
ment." "So have 1 So long!"
Ten minutes later they happened to
iteet at a hatter's where they had goue
to have their hats stretched.--Chicnyo