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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY, MARCH 2. 1901.
PAGE ELEVEN. HUMAN NATURE j BY JOHN SWINTON. I r . It was nlout a oiifil hour after mM- nicht one colli iH-ceinher oieht whf-n I left the editorial itinrterx of TUn Times (New York), wenriixl with brain worV. or, let me say, with thinking. writing, handlitiK "wpy," revising- galiv proof ana looking after ninny thinx. When I got down stairs on th Nassau afreet sWt of the old Times biiililintc. C Riw gang of nix or eight ragged and chattering urchins sitting at the open iron grating trader which was the subterranean prs rooms, from which arose the hot 4ta,m and hot air that were warming up tba shivering urchins whom sonic people would call "brata." ' T stOn1 flf th flfwif fnw m minitlA Intlr. Ing at the gang which the gaslight from below brought into view. "Hello, fellows!" I cried. "Hello, yorselfr was the squeaking re ply. . "tyee here. said I after a few mo ments, sneaking in a lower tone and fum bling in my pocket, "see here! I've got some money to give away. "Give it to mcl" yelled two or three of the urchins nt once n they sprang up. "No. ye don't, mister!" cried one of the others as he shook bis Qst tn the faces of those who bad 6rst made outcry. "Give it to thnt little fellow in the corner. H needs it bad." "And so say we all of us!" chirped the gang. The little fellow in the eorncr rose from the hot iron grating which had wsrmed his hones. He was black; be was a hunchback: his face was gaunt; he grinned: be was in tatters. He said his name was Napoleon Tlonapartn. The money wasn't much. He got it. "Thank ye, boss!" he lisped as his eyes glistened on that wintry night, and the whole gang langhed, giggled and chuc kled, hnppy as the little black hunchback who bad now got out of the corner. This is the whole of my story. If the reader doesn't see what it signifies, it is not told for him. But perhaps there are some ragged brats who hare more true religion in them than some fat nabobs. "Let's go, me chums." said Napoleon Bonaparte, and the gaDg of fellows ran along Park row tl watched them) till they got to that famous grubsbop in a "cellar where they "don't give bread with one fishlall" and where was first heard that memorable order from a hungry CUS' tomer to a waiter: "Pork and beans! Gi'e me a big chunk o pork, and don't stop to count yer beans!" I shonldn't wonder if my gang had great time there for a half hour or more and then took a snooze somewhere. Well. T guess that by this time all those brats are np amoag tbn angels in the skies, for they all looked as if they ought to be translated at once. My next story may be less satisfactory, for it shows that human nature has two sides. , J be scene of it is in Urooktyn. some - ' parts of which, as is well known, are in fested , by roving gangs of yonng rap scallions who take a sstanic delight in tantalizing defenseless pedestrians, jeer ing at them, bearding there, throwing mud or other things at them, running around them, knocking off their hats t otherwise subjecting them to annoyance and anfferiug. No well governed city would let "U'-b rowdies run at large; but Brooklyn lets them. A rickety old maa was slowly wend ing his way along an ice clad street oae night last winter when a gang of ten or a dozen boys, ranging in ago from 8 tn 18 years, canght sight of him. They began . yelling at the old roan as he plodded 4W along the block. Tbcy threw snowballs at him. they "made faces" at him aa they ran in front of him. hooted aa they ran behind him. and. seeing some spoiled refuse in the gutter, flung it at him. Did yon ever bear of more shamefnl conduct or more depraved young roughs? Mind yon. I was told these facts by the old man himself. He got angry at his tormentors: ha railed at them: he enrsed tbem: be was "bopping mad;" bo called for help. It was in vain. Now it happened that the old roan slip ped on the ice clad sidewalk; he fell heav ily; be groaned: he bled in the face; be tried to get np. fell again, groaned still more, lay prone, and it seemed as though be was done for. Presto, change! The pitiful sight touched one of the rapscallions, and an other of them, and all of them. They gathered around him as he lay prostrate, bent beside him. spoke softly to him, shed tears as they looked at him. wiped the blood from his gashed face, got him on to his feet, treated him as gently as if Ce bad been their loved father, helped niro as he tottered to his home, accotn- panying him all the way: told him how sorry they were and offered to do any thing they conld for him. This was the last of that gang of rap acalHons. who, after all. as it would v. aeem. were nor loraiiy nepmr m mili ar lost. The gans- hnd become ashamed or itseir at tne signr ni nsipiuros u Buffering. It broke np. Ad now, as I was told by the old man himself, when ever a former member of the gang sees him in the street, he treats him with the Utmost respect. It may be donbted whether any one of these members is yet wholly sanctified, for even the Methodists say that a good while is needed for notification, but I Warn told that all of them are getting along pretty well and that one of tbem is known to have "punched the head" of a sinner bigger than himself whom he saw maltreating an old beggar. And wasn't this an evidence of piety? But I caonot at this moment think of any neat sentence into which to put the moral of this last story. Perhaps one could be found in the "institutes." "So long!" as the bard of Taumanok Vnsed to say. Independent. , The Qaallfrlnar CI . "I heard some very complimentary things about you." said the man who likes to be disagreeable. "Indeed ! returned Senator Sorghum, with complacent glee. "Yes: but the man who said them wound np with the remark tbit he be lieved in giving 'the devil his due. " 4 .Washington Star. Her Clever Rejection. "What did yon do when that horrid Mr. Wixeiu proposed to you?" 1 "He proposed by letter, and 1 simply returned the proposal after writing across the face of the envelope 'Opened by mis take' and then signed my name to it." Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Nineteenth Century Fairy Tale. She was young and ambitious and nev er In the whole of the 20 years of her life had known what it was to be hard op. Pretty? Well, passably. If she was not strictly so, she did her best to bide it aad went half way to meet nature and assist her, or at least make up for bar want of finish, by i-pending more than she wiM really afford on her clothes, which were always well made and becoming even if sometimes they were Just a little shabby. Her one power and greatest attribute was fascination. Not the passing kind, but that which lingered after she had left and made one want to improve and prolong the ac quaintanceship and endeavor to learn something more about her. Her history began by giving a friend the address of her special dressmaker, and the latter, disregarding the recom mendation in the most Improvident man ner and regardless of future favors yet to come, greedily jumped at what the present offered and made the friend's dress in time for the dance, leaving tba girl in the lurch. But this did not dis concert her as much as it would have done the average woman. She simply sighed over the frailty of her pet fitter and, selecting the best of her "rags," took such extra pains with the other details or her toilet that after all she arrived looking the better of the two in spite of the delinquencies of her dressmaker. It was at this dance she came to the crisis in her life and was introduced to King Cophetua. She called it a crisis. Other ieople who merely looked on watching her play her game of chance, using ambition and fascination as the dice, simply called it an opportunity and wondered if she would take advantage of It. King Cophetuu was like a fairy prince. He was young, handsome, influential, the heir to a title, and fell headlong in lore with the mnid despite the fact that to all intent and purpose she was practically a beggar, although she had once been known to write herself down as "an inde pendent woman.", but then he explained the slip afterward, saying, With a langh. that "the adjective should, have been indi gent, but she was proverbially a bad speller, and both words began with the letter i." It ought to have been plain sailing for them and. like the fairy tales, continue nntil it ended correctly by "marrying and living happily ever afterward." But modern men and maids cannot overcome obstacles- as easily as the princes and princesses. The shepherd lads and geese maidens who lived hun dreds and hundreds of years ago. and kings (even if circumstances do call them Cophetua). have relations who sometimes, as in this case, object to a beggar maiden being introduced into their highly re spectable anil royal circle, especially if she has no relations to back ber up and only a stern old dragon called Mrs. Grtin dy to watch her every movement and call ont io horror at uncbaperooed meet ings and such goings on. All this neces sarily prolonged the crisis, which was Bonn the less sharp because it was not as short as the fairy godmother Good Fate bad intended it vhould be. Malignant III Pate stepped in. She was in cruelly excellent form. She made the royal relatives more stiff and unbending than before and even selected aa extraordinarily unattractive lady of high birth for them to introduce to the king. She made Mrs. Grundy so extreme ly objectionable that she harried the maiden so that the latter completely lost ber usual calmness, and whea the time came for her to have a throw with the royal relatives pride injured her principal tool fascination so that it fell down a blank, while ambition turned up at the full number and lay where it had drop ped, the observed of all observers. The orisia was was over. The epoch of failure bad now begun. . Even King Cophetua waa disappointing now. He went abroad, ostensibly to nht"t. lions. And Hie lieggar maid, too, did a fool ish thing, for fclie gave Mra. Grundy the cut dire-t anil went and lived alone mean while In uiost imprudent way for so young in:iid to treat tba good lady, who. ;r kI was rather trying at times, still wss miiiontly respected and much older and wiser than the girl). Two surh fiMilish people deserved no better fate than waa offered to tbem one to tie killed by the beasts ha went forth to slay, and the other to marry a mere nobody who bad only one attraction la her eyes viz. no royal relatives to In terfere. But a special providence watches over lovers, and the king, coming under this head, escaped, while the maid remem bered just in time that if fascination had fallen flat she still-had ambition, which had tnrued up trumps, even if it was at an inopportune moment. So she hugged ambition and dismissed the country awain (which was quite as it should be. for in fairy tales it would never do for people in the same position in life to mar ry each other). She was rewarded for it by her fairy godmother, for one day she and the king met in the most opportune place in the whole world a church. There were a parson there and a clerk, so it would have been missing an oppor tunity, which this time .was more than an ordinary crisis, if they bad not taken advantage of it. This i:ne the king did what he should have done in the first place. He took ber nd introduced her to his royal rela tives afresh this time as a queen. Aad what could they raise as an objection now? Nothing: for is not a queen next to a king even if st-e has been a beggar maid in former days? Black and White. Promotion Without Honor. "I understand that you had the good fortune to rent your house to Sergeant Trainer for the season." "Yes that Is. he was a sergeant at the time. He has been promoted since, how ever." "Promoted?" "Yes: he's a leftenant now." Rich mond Dispatch. Qalte Anleiblr, Briggs Sterns and you are both very positive chaps. Don't you ever quarrel when you get to talking? Wuzzle -Oh. dear, no! The thing is impossible. The fact is, we never dis agree. We never talk on the same sub ject, and neither of us listens to the oth er. We just talk, that's all. Boston Transcript. he Our Specials for Monday Consist of the Following: About 500 Silk Waist patterns, measuring form 3 1-2 to 4 yards in length and a e the latest out- No two alike. , They are bargains at 85c to $1 25 per yard. They will go Monday, at 59c, 69c and 79c per yard- Our New York buyer has sent us a lot of about 25Q SPRING and SUMMER SHIRT WAISTS which aie manufacturer's samples of all kinds and were bought at 40c on the dollar- Cheap at $1-75 to $3.50 each, but in order to give our customers he advantage of tbis i : 1 1 i a. i xi l : . . ltli . x rr-k i . . put uiidaCi we, win fjicxwc BLEACHED Two Cases in our Special well known -v 1 a11 vwyv 3U1U CLLL J V d kllV J at J JCi J Cll U.. 11 Will go at 6 l-4c per yard. But as everybody will be bene fitted by this sale, only 16 y'ds will go to a customer. A ong other thing's that . Arrived last A beautiful assortment of embroidered Swisses. Silk Striped brgandies- Lace Tissues, Silk Zephyrs. Satin Striped Dimities. The very finest in Swiss and Nainsook Embroideries, etc A Big Variety in Silk Crepe de Chine, Suitable for ' Evening Wear, the Latest Out, in all the Leading Shades FELIX BRUNSCHWIG, Proprietor. The Pecos System Pecos Valley & Northeastern Ry Co., Peooe St Northern Texas Ry. Co.. Pecos Rive R. R. Co Entirely North of the Quarantine Lint A NEW ROAD OPFNIIW KBvT COUNTRY. New Towns! New Opportunities! Stations from Roswell east are within thirty to thirty-five hours of Kansas feed lots and no need o! unloading stock in transit. Shipping stations on the line la per fect order. Pertales. Bovina, Here ford and Canyon City can accommo date with feed and water b.OOO to 10,000 head of catle each. Bona-flde Be tiers wanted. Every ef fort will be made by the railway to assist them. An abundance of water! Rich so J Cheap lands! Quick transportation and fair, honest rates. For particulars as to the various open ings in the Pecos Valley and its neighborhood, address D. H. NICHOLS, Gen. Manager, or E. W. MARTIN DELL, O. P. P. A.. Roswell. N. M. Amarlllo. Tex. Out of 120000 farmers in Norway, all but 11,004 own their own farms. W iiiciu uu tuc kscii 5 ca.i i MUSLIN rvf Rlencfhed M-usliti wi11 hf nclniipA Sale next brand of FRUIT of the LOOM, which Is -4- v44a44aTr Through Train Service BETWEEN EL PASO and CAPITAN B Paso 4 Northeastern Railway Co. AND alamo onto & Sacramento M'oto By. Ci WHITE OAKS ROUTE. time table no. a. (Mountain Timet "rale Leave El Paso Arrivee Alaroofrordo Arrives Capitan Train Leaves Capitan Arrives Alamocrordo 1030 a. a. 2:35 p. m 3:0C p. c 8:00 a. m .12:20 p. m nrriTes ci rsra.- OHM) p. or (Dally Except Nnnday) Stage Connections. at Talaroaa For Maacalero Indian ST aad Baa Aadreaa mining region. At Oarrlaoaa Eor White Oaka, Jtearlli.. SalUaaa and aurroandlng country. At Walnnt For Noal. At Oapltan Eor Ft. Stanton SanUartau. dray. Lincoln. Klcbardaon. Kaldoao oai to country. far l.fnmiaM' n k. .. . . T71 1 . . , , v vwvuHf MijKsai losraK call pn or write -o a a d v . . . O a'ISupt A Traffic Mgr.. Alamogordo. . M. ALEXANDER '' OWI V. A P. AUmnmrHo l - The fyostoffifp ripnnrtmont about SI 00.000 annnallv fnr tnrino tyinp packages of letters and other man matter. THE lite uii tc; t un iiiui iu o.y ikji Monday. This is of the nfe 1 n -v TAKE THE Cannon W Leave Bl Paso Daily 6:50 A. M City Time. Solid Vestlbaled Train Thronghont. Latest Pattern Pullman Bnffet Sleepers. Handsome New Chair Cars Seats Fret Direct Connections Made for All Points In the Northeast and Southeast. . .a-tfS.'LV PPttlet. or any farther Information call on, or acjrea w r- ri rm- s t f. a mi rm a. r. TUBwaut. . p. a., oauaa "No Trouble To Answer Questions " House asVnamWVBnnBa sasBaaaW i cu caul 1 SALE. -wt- -m 4 " A- . -.3 "I I Week are: Ball 99 TRAIN aad save TIME- HOUSE,