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THE CHILD'S FAITH.
O little one, O little one. What joys belong to tlieel Tou bosk cantentfd in the iun; Your fhrtuta are shouts of gleet Tou breathe the air. you ure the sky, Tou wauh the -loud go floating by; Tou count the Mars nor qijtin wtif Nor how thy came to be. O little one. you knefl to pray. Relieving you are hlrawd; Tour faltit you ke ull Ui roust h the day The s-eeiet faith, the host I For you no gropinic in the a loom. No dial of ending at the toml; For )ou no doubling, only room For giaine in your brrast. i. K. Kiaer in Cliirauv Time.-.Ira"i4. BY M. QUAD. coftioht, lfOi. ci c. . lewis. I was serving niy firt and onl.v term of sheriff in an Indiana county when a smart looking. milul arMl man, ho gave the name of Sninles. arrived at the county sent and :ive out that he was looking around for a site for a largo factory, lie was proriiled with letters of recommendation, had the air ,-of a man of lusiu-SH and soon had the two hankers in the town and other business men Interested in his project. His factory was to make a new kind of cloth out of what he called 'Persian hemp." lie had samples of the cloth to show, and it could U; made and sold at 400 er ceut prolit. Samples liini elf would put J.HiO.OOO Into tin enter prise, but he wanted the towu to sub scribe $200,000 additional, so as to make it a home affair. That was a pretty large sum to raise in a town of 8.000 people, and after the first half of It had been subscribed the thing began to drag. Samples was coming and go ing, but making our towu his head quarters, and it was remembered aft erward that several tough looking men called to see him. On the second night of Samples ar rival in our towu a bne borse was stolen from a citizen. During his first week's stay there were more run off. In three weeks'- time 12 of the best horse In our township were taken. Aa sheriff I was not idle for an hour after the first horse was taken. Kven if I was a little green myself as an officer I had two or three constables and dep uties who were old hands at the busi ness. Some of the horses we traced for a few miles, always headed for the Ohio river, but the thieves were slick fellows and covered their tracks so well that not a horse was recovered. My position was an uncomfortable one, as you may guess. I got redhot criti cism from all sides, and, even though I offered large rewards out of my own pocket aud went to the expense of employing a detective for three weeks, a share of the public still insisted that I ought to resign and open a kinder garten for children. One day while I was shivering In my boots aud expecting to hear that the thirteenth horse had 1ocd stolen t. flash of light came to me. Every horse taken had gone south by a cerlalo road. At a certain ixint all trace ltad been lost. Ten miles to the soutii of us was a big hucklelerry swamp of 2,000 acres. It was state land and had only been explored by hunters. It wa a big tangle, full of snakes and wild cats, and berry pickers took good car not to penetrate too far. It flashed ever roe that the stolen horses insteai f being run out of the state, had lieer corralled in this swamp to wait un li the bee and cry was over. Within tw hours I had started for the swamp, ac companied by a constable. By pure Xood luck after a tramp of half a day we came upon a trail showing the hoof prints of horses, and following It to the very center of tie swamp we came upon the whole 12 stolen animals. Feed had been brought to them by an ther trail. It was a fine plant" we uncovered. There were two men to take care of the horses. One of them was a black smith, and fee had a forge and dozen of horseshtes. As the animals were run out the plan was to shoe each one with the shoes reversed and thus de ceive us in case we struck a trail. We made a cautious approach, but in spite of us the two men got away. We scarcely regretted it. however, in view ef the capture of the third one, who had just arrived. It was Mr. Samples, the flax cloth man, the factory man. the man with letters of introduction! Yes. sir. he had arrived to give his subordinates directions, and as he fled with the others he tripped and fell, and we were enabled to overhaul him. He didn't even bluff. We had got him so pat that he couldn't say anything. In his pockets were letters sufficient to convict him' twice over, and his game was up. You know what human nature Is In a small town. I had been maligned , and abused without stint for failing to capture the horse thieves. Now that I bad got all the stolen horses in a bunch, and the boss thief in addition, nothing was too gocd for me. I was called a hero and all that and got a serenade from the band and hail bon fires galore in my honor. The arrest of Samples was a thunderclap, but the public soon got over its astonishment and demanded that he receive the maximum punishment of the law. lie was examined, committed for trial, and I took care to give him the stron gest cell in the county jail. The man gave me no trouble. After recovering his cheek a little he claimed that he won Id !e able to prove his entire inno cence before a Jury, aud he was so cheery and good naturcd that I came to like hi in. He had three months to wait for the circuit court, and he made no move in regard to lawyers or wit nesses until half the time had expired. By that time the public hft4 lost most of its interest in the case. uue samples auuouueeu iu xxir j fliat his sister wo-aid sotm arrtv to see alout getting h!ni a 'awycr ami so forth, and two days la!r she called at the jail. She was a rather quiet l ok Ing woman of about 25. Hioke l'1 a choked voice and wore a veil, and with out questioning her much I led her to Samples' cell and left tlieni alone. It co happened that I had to go into court directly after, and I left it t. a turnkey to let her out. lie did so. aud It was three hours later when I made the diwivery that the two had ex-t-hansi-fl clothes aud tlse woman had been left b-liiud. The turnkey hadn't noticed anylhinu out of the way as the "woman" passed out. I didn't faint away or have a fit or couiniil suicide. I simply tendered my resignation rnd went off on a vacation. I knew my public, ami I knew that, although I had recovered the horses and broken up the gang of thieves, that "sister" business had taken me out of Militlcs forever. She got !KI days in jail as a punishment. I believe, but Samples got clear off and no doubt worked his little game l. advantage In other localities. Flii.K the Blame. The young mun had returned from his wedding trip anil was again at his desk in the oltb"c. It was the day after his return that the junior partner called him to his desk auil said: .-- "Now that you're married, Mr. Quills. I trust yon will be considerate iu your treatment of nie." "I don't quite understand you, sir," exclaimed the young man in surprise. "Oil. it's a little early. I know," ad mitted the Junior partner,. "but there's nothing like taking time by the. fore lock. I supMse you haven't been out late at night yet." "fertainly not, sir." "And it's none of my business If you have. But when you do stay out some night be considerate. Kemember that I have a reputation for fairness and humane treatment of evcrylwidy In this oflice that I would like to retain. Don't tell your wife that you're sorry you're late, but that that slave driver at the office piled work upon you to such an extent that yon had to work right into the night. Don't tell her that the ty rant you work under gave you Is. 5d. for dinner and toldvou that you wouM have to post all the books in the oflice iK'fore leaving for the night. Just iu vent some other excuse, you know." The young man thought the matter over for a minute or two ami then ask ed anxiously: "Well, if I should be late what shall I say'" "Oh. put it on the senior iartner, as I do. He can stand It." I-ondmi An swers. Australia tne Poor Man'a Paradise. The cheapness of living iu Australia is proverbial. 'It is a veritable poor man's paradise. In the butchers' shops you see twopenny and fourpenny tick ets on the meat, and provisions of lo cal product ion are equally inexpensive In the eating houses or coffee shops a great feature of town life there you can get a square meal, consisting of a steak or chop, bread mid butter aud tea. for sixiH-iice. There are no tips for waiters in the antipodes. The co lonials are enormous tea drinkers and on ait average partake of the cheering herb seven times a day. Hoarding houses another prominent feature are rendered almost essential iu a land where the domestic servants command a wage of II a week, with every even ing out a'ni! leave lo practice the piana and keep a bicycle. Newcastle (Knf laud) 'hroiiicle. Urrnaomr Displays. "Apropos of funerals." writes a Lon don correspondent of the Boston Trap script. "I noticed in 11 el born a show case full of strange looking picture-- I'pou iuspectiou tney proved to 1 pho tographs of cadavers laid out in fill' mortuary splendor! Underneath r:i the legeud: "Ecououiy In funerals. Trj our guinea respectable interment One trial only asked.' "Scarcely less grewsome was the dis play of Mr. Smith, surgeon dentist. t few doors beyond. A small showcase inclosed a complacent skull, grinuin;; perhaps to think his dental trials- were over, set witli an iuiHisiug array of pink gummed artificial teeth, at IS shil lings the set. Over the top of the case were painted these alluring words: 'Discolored and decayed teeth iiiadt white and stopped. " Wturlac Out the Brain. A French scientist has determined that the military and naval professions most quickly wear out the brain. Out of 100,000 naval and military men 190 are confirmed lunatics. Next come the liberal professions, artists heading the list, followed closely by lawyers and. more distantly, by doctors, clergy, lit erary men and civil servants. The number of those who go mad is 177 to each 100.000. IKunestic servants and day lalMirers run the professional uien very close, sending 1 "." out of each lOO.ooo tti the asylum. These are fol lowed at a long d is. a nee by mechanics, only 1 a; of whom go mad in each 100. 00O. AjhI the group which is most fa Torn hie to sanity is. contrary to gener al le!ief. that of -o!iimercial men. Thich sends only -12 out of 10O.O00 tc v csylaai.- Antlfine. Antique Fi:rnitm-e Dealer--Did any body call while I was ut? Boy Only one lady. I showed her the table that came over in the May flower and the Lotus XIV writing desk and tTcrythi:iir. but she didn't seem to be s.-it?sdVd. She said she couldn't Ihid any worm holes in any .'. Viu. She said thvy weren't old enough "Hum! So you In her go. did yon 7" "Y-e-. but siic'll l.e Lack. I told her that if slieM i-mie in this aftcrnoor you'd show her a folding lx-d that came over in tli arb "--Ksehatige. I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I MARKETS. i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n- Today's quotations on the New York stock exchange. Liverpool cotton the New York board of trade, and the El Paso Mining exchange, as given below, are as received over pri vate wire at the El Paso Stock and Mining exchange, Sheldon hotel block, Oregon street: STOCKS (New York.l t open Close American Sugar Ill 140 American Steel & Wire 38 38 Atchison Pfd 93 92 Chicago Gas 105T8 104?8 Louiville & Nashville 95 954 Federal Steel .. 43 43 Manhattan 120V4 121 Mexican Central 19 21 Misosuri Pacific 92 93 Northern Pacific . 83 83 Tenn. Coal & Iron 54 55 V SILVER. Silver in New York 60?. Mexican money in El Paso 49 50. Note. Mexican Central advanced nine points in thirty days. This stock is predicted to be $30 by April 1. C. P. Bond, special financial corres pondent for the Boston Journal, spent a few hours in El Paso last night on his return from a tour of Mexico. While in the republic he visited all the leading mining and railroad prop erties, which have sold securities in the east, and will visit many in the United S-ates before he returns east. His work is to report on all the large prop erties in the west and to expose such illegitimate schemes as he finds. He left last night for Albuquerque from where he will go to California. TAPPING THE SUN'S P$WER. Prorrna br Wblrh Old Sol's Eotrgr tan Be I lllixt-fl for I'oircr, The problem of tapping the giant strength of the sun. of controlling some portion of the power and heat so freely given to man. has been passed from the ancients 10 the moderns through the hands of the greatest men of learn ing of all times without any adequate solution until the dawn of the twenti eth century. The Oreelan Archimedes, the Kdisoii of his day. was perhaps the first to handle the question and to set it traveling down the centuries. Erics son, the American, and Mouchout. the French man. were among the last to seek the solution, and both succeeded In making the sun operate small mo tors. Nothing more was done until Dr. William t'alver of Washington invent ed the pan heliometer and can now control a greater degree of heat than man ever operated liefore. The fiercest degree of heat that any one has hitherto ltoon able to make is the .Oiki degrees that has been regis tered in the electric are. Dr. Calver is able to generate 24.00O degrees of heat. Of this lie is able to control 10.000 de grees with absolute safety, while he la at present at work constructing an ap paratus which will easily give him the mastery over the full amount of heal that he generates. With his invention. . which briefly consists of an arrangement of mirrors to reflect the sun's rays upon a focus ing siot. Dr. Calver could burn down a rocky mountain and reduce It to a level plane without as much as lighting a match. Bnssian Iron of the kind so unburnable that it extinguishes the fire In the fiercest furnaces melts under the hent. at his control as a wax match Is melted by the flame. Tough silver coins or stout glass tumblers become In a moment running liquid in the heat of the focused rays, while with his ap paratus he will perforate a soaking wet plank of wood with a dozen boles in as many seconds. Pearson's Magazine. But our population is growing at the rate of 13.000.000 every ten years, so that the American babies of today, when they arrive at adult age. will sec an American nation numbering 102, 000.000 people. New Tork World. ransitjw't'isna.TOw SIERRA MADRE LINE j. s. M. & P. Ky.) El s. Tm., to Culs Gran ifes, Chla., Mtx Distance 1SI Mile9 U-eoa fc capltaMrt and L'rospv:i .r the mo rcuQurcerui lua tDTittn-: section 01 Mexico. Oonvonli Btto nnerlCAD and Metloto market n. LEADING 1HDDSTKIE.8: Mloti.it buiubwr'nn, sioc Kal.tlnii. r&rm InR nnd Rru!l Qrowint. Maznlfcent opHtil"ttn ht-o lines The policy of the nlerra Mad re Line la to encourage ai. J foeter In every conttMdt manner all legitimate Industries In Its territory. calcu lated to promtrce the welfare of the country. Correspondence solicited. J ma. V. Kamscy, Oeaeral Manager. J. T. Logan. Gen. Traffic At.. El Paso. Tszas. and Ciudad Jotm, . ! a Vfji i . . . I AYilLCI3 i .$ tt'es usa the luxurious Ssrviro of ho Jj- t Qaeen & Crescent Roule liio &hort L.V.e to the CASt AVQ Nouru. V v .-1 TunouaH slczpcrs . . ty 5 Siireveport to Ch jttanoorja. j PULLMAN liUFrCT E'.CtPetlS New Oi S'jans lo New Yorfc, Cnciun.-t i am! St. Loo's. j i T M HUNT. GEO. H. SMITH. S A T....M.ct. - D4L.A3, t: t. m:wuns, (a: inniiiniiiiniinim ! PIANOS Pianos, $195 Pianos, 225 Pianos, 375 Pianos, 400 Pianos, 450 I Pianos in any style ofx finish. J Pianosatthe Piano House? w.g.walz f Company. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin If You want to find a mo . don't see him oc tfc treats, go to the . . Gem; Billiard Rooms The . . : . Gentlemen's Resort. . . For the NorthMdEast, Memphis or St.Louis la Pullman Boffet Sleeping Cars This is the Short and Quick Line And Hours are Saved Rl rorchasiag Year Tickets vis this Eeot For farther information, apply to Ticks Agents of Connecting Lines, or to J. C. Lewis, Traveling Piss'r Afjctt. Austin, Tea t f. THWSSEM. . r. and T. I.. ST. LftMS Through Train Service BETWEEN EL PASO and CAPITAN El Paso & Northeastern Railway Co. AND ilamogordo & Sacramento M'nt'n By. Ct WHITE OAKS ROUTE. TIME TABLE NO. e. (Mountain Tlmei Train Lieares El Paso 10:30 . a Arrives Alamogordo 2:35 p. n Arrives Oepltan 3:(K o. a Train Leaves Capita d 8:00 a. a Arrives Alaraofordo 12:20 p. tx Arrives El Paso 5:00 p. rr (Daily Except Huadayl Stage Connections. ey and Ban Andreas mining region. at Oarrlsosa For White Oaks. Jloanlia. Aalllnaa and surrounding country at Walnut For Noftal. J ray, Lincoln. Kichardson. Kuldcso bonlto country. tTnr Inform.!' t ... . . . eall oo or write .o A. 8 UKEIU S n'lsupt A Traffic Mgr., AlamoRordo. N. H. ALEXANDER as-t Oen'l.F. & P. Agt.. Alamogordo The Pecos System Pecoe Valley & Northeastern Ity Co., Pecoe & Northern Texas Ry. Co.. Pecoe Rive- R. R. Co. Entirely North of the Quarantine Line A NEW ROAD OPP'IIfTO A NK1 COUNTPT. New Towns! New Opportunities! Stations from Roswell east are within thirty to thirty-five hours of Kansas feed lots and no need of unloading stock in transit. Shipping stations on the line la per fect order. Portales. Bovlna, Here ford and Canyon City can accommo date with feed and water b.OOO to 10.000 head of catle each. Bona-fide setlers wanted. Every ef fort will be made by the railway tc assist them. An abundance of water! Rich so.' Cheap lands! Quick transportation and fair, honest rates. For particulars as to the various open ings in the Pecos Valley and it neighborhood, address D. H. NICHOL&. Gen. Manager, or E. W. MARTINDELL. O. P. A P. A., Roswell. N. M. Amarillo. Tex. ,wnijr FIRE SALE HOTEL PIERSON FURNITURE. Solid Oak Sets, 3 pieces - $16.00 " Waedrobes . . 6.00 " Box Seat Chairs . 1.50 And other articles at less than one-half their worth. Sale at 317 St. Louis Street, in D. R. Francis Building The Best Nothing Superior to the "Sunset-Central Special'' or Pull man Standard and Excursion Sleeping Car Ser-. vice, operated via Sunset Route and its Con nections between all Points North, East, outheast and West A O S T I A IX L" I 1 A TT X f "T" nor I ioixCi nuun 1 S. F. B. MORSE. Pass. Traf. Mgr.. Houston, Texas. TAKE tff Cannon Ball Tut Leave Bl Paso Daily 6:50 A. M.f Oty Time. Solid; Vestibule Train Throoghoot. Latest Pattern Pullman Buffet Sleepers. Handsome New Chair Cars Seats Fret Direct Connection. Made for All Points in the Northeast and Ooutl t. For descriptive pamphlet, or any w. r. iram, No Trouble To Answer Questions-" -A Q LANCE AT TTi r? Tkt i n OP B n r iYI rK r ICAN CENTRAL. RY. reaches all of th land of Mexico traversed 'n its entirety b - Mexican Gen tr.il Ry offers most desirable resorts for the summer (aa well ae i winter) notablj Guadalajara, Lake Chapala, Agruascallentes, which are hlph and . Jr where every day in the year is pleasant and every nirbt oo Sunshine and Strawberries Every Day in the Yearv for rates aad other Information, apyiy n. B. J, KUHN, Commercial Arcnt- F.i Pa.. tBi Atlanta & New Orlean Short Line. 4tlanta & West Poim RAILROAD COMPANY. - AND- EH Western Ry. of Ala THE iilORTEST LINE BETWEEN ATLANTA AND NFW ORLEANS. Operate Magnificent Vestibuled Trains Between Atlanta and Montgomery. Mobile and N w Orleans, at which latter point close and direct connee tions are made for ALL TEXAS, MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA POINTS. In Addition to This Excellent Through Train and Car Service These railroads offer most favorable accommodations and inducements to their patrons and residents along their line. Any one contemplating a change of home can find no location more at tractive nor more conducive to pros perity than is to be found on the line of these roads. "THE HEART OF THE SOUTH. A beautifully illustrated book giving detailed information s to the induce ments and attractions along these lines, can be had upon application to the undersigned, who will take pleas ure in giving all desired information. B. P. WYLY. Jr., R. E. LUTZ. G. P. & T. A.. Traffic Mgr.. Atlanta. Ga. Montgomery. Ala. CHAS. A. WICKERSHAM, Pres. and Gen I. Mgr Atlanta, Ga. Have you anyhting to exchange? Say so in The HeraH's POPULAR WANTS. PACIFIC SERVICE IN THE SOUTH f rr r- m. w.mm . . . o run tlt I lUULAKo L. J. PARKS. G. P. T. A.. Houston. T 99 TRAIN and save TIME further information call on, or address B. W. ODKT1S. a. r. a., oauaa. MJEXIOO will show yon that the M Important points of Mexico. 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