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CHILDREN IN FICTION.
Among male novelists Dickens
takes the lend as a dollnoator of chil
dren. All kinds and conditions o
them flock through his books. Ho de
pleted life as ho saw It and wherever
ho looked there were children, there
fore children had a natural and In
evitable place In his pages, Bays the
Indianapolis Star. From tho Fat Boy'
of Pickwick Papers to Tiny Tim tho
procession is long and includes a
notable list David Coppcrlleld,
Oliver Twist, Littlo Noll, Florenco
Kombey and her brother, Poor Jo,
the littlo Kcnwlgses, Toddles and
many more. If they are not children
exactly ns readers of this day see
them they aro children as ho saw
them and ho pictures them with a
vividness that gives them a lasting
place In the reader's mind. They
stand forth moro clearly on "mem
ory's wall" than tho real personages
of history. Several of Thackeray's
characters are Introduced In their
childhood, as Henry Esmond, Penden
nis and Becky Sharp, and are brought
nlohg to maturity, but this Is merely
by way of accounting for their later
peculiarities and the child portraits
leave no special impression. Poo
never wrote of children. Hnwthorno
did, but of dream children rather than
those of real life. Later male novel
ists for tho most part Ignore tho
young of thler race. Henry James
seldom realizes that children aro on
earth. There Is "Malzie," to be sure,
but Mnlzle is not a real child. Thomas
Hardy is aware of them and Intro
duces Judo as a boy, but dwells light
ly on this early life of his hero.
MANY FEDERAL SOLDIERS
CONCENTRATING TO TAKE
REBELS CAPTURE A TRAIN
TWELVE KILLED IN
CRASH OF ILLS
BIG PHILADELPHIA BUILDING ON
FIRE COLLAPSES AND IWANY
DEAD AND INJURED.
How ft HAVC A HAPPY
FORTY FIREMEN IN RUINS
The city clerk of New York has
received a letter from a gentleman In
St. Petersburg, Russia, who describes
himself as a Prince, gives a string
of glittering titles and says he is
fifty-seven years of agoand without
fortune, but "desires lo marry a per
son who is very rich." Full directions
how to reach the Impecunious but
hopeful nobleman are supplied, and
any wealth American lady seeking
such a chance probably will be able
to get the high-sounding title on rea
sonable, not to say bargain counter
tors. Tho fact that a man who bears
the title was serving when last heard
of as a hotel waiter of course would
ue no bar to such an alliance or ex
plain why the nobleman is seeking to
make an arrangement of the sort proposed.
Two Thousand Arrive and Depart fc
San Antonio, Chihuahua, In Hope
of Gaining Strategic Posi
tion at Mai Paso.
Chihuahua, Mexico. Two thousand
government troops arrived hero and
departed by railroad for. San Antonio,
State of Chihuahua, 10 miles from tuo
recent battle of Mai Paso. Tho outfit
included a battery of light artillery
and ono rapid-flro gun.
These, together with, tho remount
of Col. Gelzman's troops, numbering
300, at Dustlllos, will concentrate at
San Antonio, with the purpose of
clearing Mnl Paso of lnsurrectos and
getting control of tho railroad through
that statcglc point
Col. Gclzman, who Is in a serious
condition at a hospital here, described
the ambuscado at Mai Paso as a hor
rible experience. Tho lnsurrectos
could rarely be seen, while their bul
lets rained Into the canon. When
he fell with a bullet through his right
leg, one after another of his men at
tempted to reach him, but In turn
fell, until ho cried out to them to
cease their efforts.
Col. Gelzman will bo succeeded In
command of the re-enforcements by
Col. Cueller, chief of President Diaz's
When Mai Paso shall have been
forced Cuellar will form a junction
with General Navarro for tho purpose
of clearing the country west.
Rebels Take a Train.
El Paso, Tex. Revolutlpnlsts cap
tured an El Paso & Northwestern
train 25 miles south of here, took the
locomotive and cars and left the pas
sengers in tho desert.
About 50 revolutionists were in tho
party and the train was bound for
Cludad Juarez, Mexico, opposite El
Paso, from Casas Grandes and tho
Mormon colonies. This is Dr. F. S.
Rebels killed cattle eight miles from
Juarez and there Is great fear in the
Zero Weather Hampers Work of 8uc
cor to Comrades Imprisoned Un
der Ruins and No Hope Is En
tertained for Their Safety.
When a mischievous boy takes
snuff sometimes a great many others
sneeze. At least this Is what hap
pened on a New York subway train.
Tho boy, a youth of seventeen, as
serts that he had a cold, for which he
took the snuff, and that in doing so
come of the stuff was spilled, and
thus others were set to sneezing. But
irato passengers assert that tho lad
deliberately threw the snuff about tho
car, creating such a paroxysm of
sneezing that the train was almost
shaken from the rails. At any rato
the boy was arrested and taken be
fore a police magistrate, who lec
tured the prisoner as "ono of tho
worst rowdies brought here" and gave
him five days In tho workhouse.
Which shows that New York laws
aro not to be sneezed at.
26 FIREMEN MEET DEATH
Chicago Is Latest Fire Center When
Packing House Burns Fire Chief
Horan Amona the Dead.
The lawyer abbreviates perhaps
more than any writer in his attempt
to keep pace with tho redundant
phraseology of legal documents. And
printed books of precedents, such as
tho indispensable Key and Elphin
stone, teach him the recognized con
tractions. For instance, "exs," "ads,"
"trees" aud "ass" do duty for execu
tors, administrators, trustees and as
signs, while daughter Is written
"daur," and a solicitor Is referred to
as a ''solor." In fact, every word on
a draft of a deed or wHl capable or
contraction Is cut down to the utmost
limit, only, of course, to be extended
when the document Itself Is engrossed.
Chicago, 111. Twenty-six firemen,
among them Fire Marshall James Ho
ran, Battalion Chief William Bur
roughs and Lieutenant Fitzgerald,
were killed when they were crushed
beneath a heavy wooden canopy that
fell while they wero fighting a Are
which did damago estimated at over
a million dollars to the plant of the
Nelson Morris company, in tho stock
yards. The injured number Is not
less than forty, it is estimated.
The fire started from an explosion,
Immediately after the first alarm was
given tho flames spread with great,
rapidity. Firemen were kept busy
nearly 24 hours with the conflagra
BREAK ALL MAIL RECORDS
New York Receives Largest European
Post Ever Known Three Steam
ships Bring Cargoes.
Now York City. Thursday will
be put down by the New York post
office as marking the largest arrival
of mall matter from Europe ever
known. Three arriving ocean liners,
laden with Christmas messages and
packages, are responsible for the new
Tho St. Louis of the American lino
brought 6,676 sacks of mail, tho
Goorco Washington 1,300 sacks and
the Lusitania 5.1C1 sacks.
Philadelphia, Pa. Doath followed in
tho wako of a lire that destroyed tho
flvo-story building occupied by tho D.
Frlendlandcr Leather company here.
While battling tho flames a wall
collapsed with a roar, burying over 10
firemen under tho ruins. At midnight
twelve bodies were recovered, 20,
some of hcxn seriously and probably
fatally Injured, had been taken to hos
pitals and It Is believed 12 aro still In
Over 300 policemen wero called out
to raze the tottering north wall and
aid in the work of rescue. While at
work tho wall collapsed, burying 15
policemen. Assistant Fire Chief Cal-
labro was caught, as was a fireman,
and the bodies have not been recov
ered. It is not believed tho firemen
burled will bo rescued nllve, as tho
bitter cold will probably freeze them
to death before they can bo reached.
Scnttercd about on three small
structures adjoining the burning build
ing were nearly 40 firemen fighting
the flames. With a roar the roar tho
five-story building crumbled, carrying
either death or Injury to every man
who had stood Ice-covered a moment
beforo under the walls.
The scene which followed was sick
ening. Groans of Injured firemen
could be heard beneath tho ruins and
some of them were able to talk with
rescuers and direct in their work.
bays ghould apeak, and multitude of
yoars should teach wisdom. Job, xxall. 7.
EW Year's day Is like a
traveler rcnchlng a sum
mit on tho path,, whore ho
surveys the road ho has
loft behind and looks
ahead to that ovor which
ho has yot to go. These
epochs are momentous In
llfo history, and no wise
person will fail at theso
periods to take his reckoning.
Most thoughtful porsona
nro moved at this season to mako res
olutions; In fnct, Now Year's day la
like a grand bazar day In which vnrl
ous flno and beautiful resolutions are
spread out to vlow. But alaB, how
many of theso arc only inado to bo
broken 1 Wo aro determined to turn
over a now leaf In tho book of llfo,
and yot tho fair, unspotted leaf is
soiled almost In the very act of turn
lng It. What then? Shall wo glvo
up making resolutions? Not at all.
All effort Is fragmentary. Because
purposes miscarry Is no reason why
wo should not form them. Were ev
ery Now Year's resolution to be brok
en wo would atlll havo lived bettor
for making them. And some of them
will bo kept, while tho very endeavor
will havo lifted us to a higher piano
and Increased our solf-respect.
We should, most of all. rmk
CINCINNATI HAS BIG FIRE
Two Killed and Ten Injured When
Buildings in Leather District
Are Consumed Loss Great.
Cincinnati. Ohio. One fireman
and one spectator were killed, ten
firemen were Injured and property
worth $2,000,000 was burned in an
early morning fire that destroyed two
factories In the shoo and leather dis
trict and damaged eight other facto
ries. Tho fire started in tho seven
story factory of tho Krippendorf
O'Nelll Shoe company and spread to
the seven-story plant of the Taylor
Poole Leather company. Both plants
The casualties occurred when tho
walls of the Krippendorf-O'Neill build
ing collapsed. Robert Greer, a fire
man, and an unidentified boy 16 years
old, who was watching the fire, wero
killed Instantly. Tho cause of tho
fire Is unknown.
r w i f (ton VUl' j
selves if wo have a true llfo aim. No and set your aim upon duty, God. and townrd the New Year and Its pitrpoBer
Let there bo Joy in work, modera
tion In pleasure, faithfulness la
friendship, energy in service, loyalty
to truth, openmlndcdness In research,,
openheartedness to all mon. May we-
abhor only that which Is superficial:
and hypocritical, and prove our can
dor and frankness by living above tho
thought of moro profit.
Furthermore, let there bo "honor to-
whom honor Is due, custom to whom
man can hit the mark If he is not tho unfading, this now yenr will bring
aiming nt IL you no sorr0w without Its comfort,
nesoiye 10 DreaK on bad habits, and over and over again It will fill
nave our QOieota or disposition your cup with blessing,
and chnracter. Theso we cannot help. Purpose is the very soul of exist-
uui it is our voluntary self-lidulgonce once. There Is littlo need that wo
that makes them our masters. Now press this fact homo. Tho averoga
1110 nour to ngnt 'them, to resist man grasps Its truth Instantly.
mem unto oiood, to break them off at As wo stand upon the threshold of
onco and for all. the New Year, however, we do well
Look on the brlgnt side. The world to consider a certain nhaso of Its
Is full of beauty and llfo sparkles with meaning that which applies to the custom, fear to whom fear." Courtesr
joy to tho unblurred vision. It Is our "things that are new. rises supremoly higher than obsenut-
gloomy spirits that distort ouij view. We naturally like what Is new. ousncss, of course; tho former Is gen-
The worst evils are Imagined ones There Is a certain charm about va- tie and self-respecting, tho lattor Is.
that never como to pass. Let us look rlety. When life presses strongly .up- scrvllo and self-condemning,
look for love and goodness and on uh with Its burden of responsible Invest tho mind with noblo possl-
beauty and happiness, and we shall lty and its pressure of caro there Is bllltles and the heart with holy asplni
tread a fragiant, embowered way. ever tho temptation to throw off the tlons. Bo charitable, sympathetic,.
Let us do better In the home. It 1b old and take care of the now. cheerful, strong-hearted, fearless, free.'
here, where wo aro often most Wo respectfully suggest that tho and undeflled. Lot those about you
thoughtless, that wo need to do our problems of life cannot bo solved by know that theso old truths havo been
very best. More depends on tho at- some patent process; old responslblll- found of you full of new meaning and
mosphere of homo than upo all else, ties cannot be shaken oft by the adop-
Resolve that those who love you most tlon of fantastic theories of religion
and sacrifice the most for you shall and morals; there are no short cuts
Wlth-thls in mind.-what shall be tho
truest attitude of the thoughtful man anco of soul and vision of usefulness.
toward tho possible variety of the Morality teaches us that it is better
New Year. True, It may bo a variety to bo true than false, pure than llcen-
closely resembling that of a year ago; tlous, bravo than cowardly,
the commonplacenesB of life's expo- Spirituality does better, than thla;.
rlences Is only too apparent. To win for It keeps men unsound by perse,
without effort Is a misnomer; to attain cutlon, undaunted by opposition, un-
without sacrifice Is to eliminate joy; complaining in tho presence of hard-
ment of yourself and kindly In your to look for an easy path Is to prove ship, hopeful for the future, bearing:
judgment or otners; do moro eager the worthiessness or sucn a lue s at- reproof and criticism manitiuny, ana.
vise than to blame; note the har- talnments. So, In view of these sug- above all 'headed toward the ngnt.
les of life rather than Its discords, gestlons, what shall be our attitude goal.
see only your most pleasing side
shall have only respect, gentleness,
love. Ah, how much of the recupera
tive power needed for tho strain of
life's wearing duties depends upon
the tempers, manners and habits of
If, then, you will' wear a morning
face and keep the eager, unsullied
heart of a child; bo strict In the Judg-
interost, and there can be little doubt
but you will do much toward tho bet
terment of your kind. '
The world stands In need of men
who possess poise of character, bal-
ENTOMBED IN COAL MINE
Three Hundred Men In Workings at
Leigh, England, Believed to Be
Dead After Explosion.
Manchester, England. Two hun
dred and fifty coal miners aro be
lieved to have been killed in an explo
sion and firo that wrecked the Preto
ria mine .of the Hulton company near
Leigh, 25 miles northeast of Liverpool.
The cause of tho explosion, which
occurred at 8 o'clock, Is unknown.
Approximately 300 men woro In the
mine when the explosion occurred.
Fire broke out immediately and
within a few minutes flames were
leaping from the mouth of the mine
to a height of 80 feet.
Owing to the Impassable condition
of tho shaft, the rescuers' entered tho
workings through an adjoining mlns.
Mine Manager Tonge is leading me
Tho population of Iowa has de
creased during tho past ten years.
Some of tho people of France might
reciprocate by worrying a littlo about
race suicide In this country.
PRESIDENT TO TAKE REST
Will Not Burden Himself With Offi
cial Cares Until After New
MAY CLASH OVER BURIAL
Sonc of Mrs. Mary B. G. Eddy Want
Her Body Burled In Family Plot
In Tllton, N. H. '
Alexander tho Great's route to India
has been discovered, but tho road lo,
o badly In noed of repairs that other
conquerors will not uso it for some
Even tho hobble skirt has Its value.
A "lady" accused of kicking another
"lady" In New York proved that sho,
was wearing a hobble skirt at the
time. Although tho magistrate was
co Solomon he Immediately dis
charged the defendant
Editor Knocks Out Parson.
Zaneavllle, Ohio. Adam Ellshor
saan, editor of the Sunday News,
knocked Ilev., A, Mi Courtney, nas-
tor of the Methodist church hero, un-
from them, conscious alter, tne, pastor, naa.,como'
, "4, ,,...,( .1 intoma, oincoana pieKa,.a .quarroi.
Modertt .Inventions aro causing trou
plo. The long, distance phone Inter
feres with tho work of tho Minnesota
toeds, and. It. has been taken away
Washington, D. C. President Taffc
Is going to take a rest Announce
ment has been made at the White
Houso that, until tho reconvening of
congress, January 5, he will pay as
littlo attention to the routino of of
fice as posslblo.
Secretary Norton loft Washington
for a ten days' vacation, probably In,
the Adlrondacks, and tho president
does not oxpect to see many congres
sional or other Important callers
while he is absent
Roosevelt Gets Buffalo Roast.
Pawnee, Oklahoma. Major Gor
don W. Lillle ("Pawnee Bill") has
expressed to Theodore Roosevelt a
80-pound buffalo roost President Toft
and General Miles will each recelyo
, a 30-pound buffalo roast.
Washington, D. C Tho heirs of
the late Mrs. Mary Baker Q. Eddy
are expected to oppose the burial of
Mrs. Eddy In Mount Auburn cemetery,
Boston, according to former Senator
William E. Chandler, who was' coun
sel for them, and who has received a
copy of the will.
Her son, George W. Glover and Dr.
E. J. Foster (Eddy), are determined
to havo her burled In the family bur
lal plot In Tllton, N. H. No mention
of her resting place Is made In the
Chandler thinks there will be no
fight ovor the last testament of Mrs.
Meffstt Sues Eastern Road.
Denver, Colo. It is announced here
that David H. Moffatt of Denver has
sued tho Chesapeake Beach railroad at
Baltimore to recover $904,215 alleged
to havo been advanced for running
Oklahoma Drought Broken
Eald, Oklahoma. The drought ex
tending over tho greater part of the
summer and tho entire fall was
. broken for the first time by a heavy
sleet which commenced to fall at
Speeding Out the Old Year
The Old Year waited amid tho snow
Till men should bless her, and bid
But tbr children laughed. "We await
'Tis fairer and gladder and brighter
And' tho Year sank sobbing amid the
"Will no one bless me before I go?"'
Then from their woes the weary said:
"Farewell I we shall bless you when
you aro dead."
But the Old Year walled: "Oh, cruel
Will no one bless me because I
Then a poet spoke from his kingdom.
"I bless you, Year, for tho powers you
"I thank you for loveliness, love, and
For strife divine, and for visions
"But the poet's heart is the heart of
His hope Is To-Be, and his quest Is
And tho Old Year sighed in bitter
"Is there no one would take my gifts
Then a youth and maiden made soft
"We again would Hvo all your days
And the Old Year's laugh rang sweet',
"Bless mo! Oh, bless mo, and bid me,
But the youth and tho maiden made
"We bless you, Year, for your priceless-
"But tho love which camo to complete,
Goes onward and upward through
pain and strife.
"The highest hopes of the better part..
We seek together, thus, heart to.
"We therefore bless you but bid yotu
And the 'Year lay smiling amid ths. I
Jessie Annie Anderson.
STARTING THE JOURNEY
ItB New Year's, little kid, and you
Are Btarting on your way
Wbero varied paths go winding
Tho darkness and tho day;
You may not rise to choose your path
Until tho years havo spread
Their kindly mantlo over and
Around your curly head,
So I rrttl guide tho way for you
And I will love you when
You feel oppressed and need the
Of older followmen.
It's Now Year's, littlo. kid, and you
Must ooon wide your eyes.
And lift your voice In sanguine praise Remarkable Fertility of Many Kinds of
It's New Year's, little kid, and wo
Aro Btarting hand In hand,
As pilgrims young and pilgrims old
To find tho promised land;
Ahead there lies the vale of tears,
But we will take tho road
That leads around, away from It
And we will bear our load
With strength and cheer along the
Our hearts attuned to glee,
For I'll bo thero to guide you, child,
And you will talk to mo! .
AY EGQS BY THE MILLION
To Him up in the skies;
He gives to you tho: stars of night,
The sun of noon and dawn,
And yours tho peaceful sleep and
When daylight time lo gono;
For you Ho blends the sunset skies
For you all hope was made,
And ho has taught mo love for you
That you be not afraid. ,
Fish as Ascertained by Care
brook trout one-fifth; In the grayhng;l
one-sixth; In tho shad, one-eighths J
croscoDlo. The number of eecs nro-1
duced by tho femalo of fishes varloWJ
according to Its ago and weight " li J
several familiar fishes the number otT
their eggs has been ascertained by
careful and accurate calculation as fol
lows: Brook trout, 200 to 2,500 i cal-J
mon, 5,000 to 15,000; grayling, 1,000 io-l
5,000. and black bass, 3,000 to lB.OOO.J
Among salt water fishes the numberl
of eggs is largoly Increased, as In the-l
shad from 30,000 to 160,000, striped;!
bass about 2,000,000, and in tne cod
fish about 10,000,000. James H, Henl
Got Damages Enough.
A little fellow listened opon-mouthe
to the description of a railroad nc'cl-
jxot oniy uo tno oggo or. ntaes. an- dent in wnicti a man was very serious
fer, in appearance, but there is a lrreat lv ln'lured. ' When one of the famll:
diversity .in their size, and consequent- remarked: "I think ho, could 'gotdam-
ly In the number of eggs produced In ages from the railroad," tho little cha
uuu ymjouH Bpucjon iuuu 111 a inarjnu was puzuea turn urono out miu; pui
fatherhasn't ho. got damages, fea&ugl
catfish the eggs aro as large as robin
eggnj.in the nalrnon. they aro one-