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RETURN OF THE KING.
fit k fit N THE PA LACK of Penelope, in Ithaca, founds of laughter and loul cheer were heard. The queen was seated on the throne and round about her were the courtiers and no- bks. the great dames and the !"'" beautiful damsels. Before the throne stood one of the great princes wio had cougregated about Penelope, seeking her hand in marriage. "It is now twenty years, most gra cious and beautiful queen," ho paid, "since our king and your husband, Ulysses, departed from theso shores. We have all heard of the great rnd wondrous deeds he has performed, yet with it all can we call him noble? All these long years he has left you, pearl of the universe, tho wisest and best cf women! Not one word has ho vouch safed you that be still lives, yet you re fuse to listen to the offers that I and tho other princes continually lay before you. "Hear me out, gracious queen," he continued, as Penelope raised her hand to stop his speech. "It is twenty years today since our master sailed away. Why longer delay to give your answer? You have put us off all these years un der the pretense of completing the funeral robe for Laertes. But we have heard that while you work at the web in the daytime, the night sees the un winding of the carefully-wrought fig ures. Oh, queen, do not rebuka me for thus speaking! I voice but the ben timents of all your followers. We im plore you to settle our hopes and fears this day; we beg you to fix your choice upon one of us!" : For a moment the queen sat there as If 6tuplfled by the impertinence of the prince, then drawing her regal liguro to its full height she looked around her; her face overspread with dignity and benign pity. i "You know not what you say," she said, in a low, firm voice; then, turn ing to her train, she passed from the presence-chamber to her own apait meats. In the meantime a very different scene was being enacted in another and more lowly part of the kingdom. Eumaeus, a swineherd, had found at his door that morning a poor beggar praying for succor. And tho man him self in need, gave his little jo the stranger. While they two were to gether Eumaeus suddenly started up at sight of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses, who had Just this moment xe turned from a Ions find fruitless search for his father. ! "How now, Eumaeus?" cried the youth: "tell me how progress things at the palace." ! "Alas, master," answered Eumaeus, "all is not well. Since the nobles tried to take your life, before you went In search of our beloved king, that they might more readily lay siege to cur queen, the land has eeen sorry Eights. Day after day, the palace rings with laughter; the king's substance is squan dered, and the queen is rot free from the impudence of the nobility. They molest her continually and desire her to marry cne of them. But 6he. noble soul, is true to her lord, and will have none of them. You know the web she has been making for Laertes? This very day, I heard some say, she would te rebuked for never finishing it. And they declared last night that this day should see the settling of the mind of Penelope on one of the princes. ! "Enough, enough!" cried the enraged prince. "Do they dare to insult my mother in her owa house, in her own kingdom?" And be would have rushed to the III 1. 1 ' i mi SHOT AN ARROW AT EACH IN , TRUDER. palace had not the beggar suddenly in terposed. "Slowly, slowly, rash youth," he said, laying his hand on the shoulder of Telemachus. ' "What will you, poor man?" said Telemachus gently. "Look!" answered the beggar. And suddenly the old man stood up and towered In majesty over Tele machus. His eye flashed with strength and vigor of manhood, and his noble carriage bespoke him a hero and a king. Eumaeus fell down to worship, feeling sure that Jove himself had thus re vealed himself, and Telemachus was mute with astonishment. "My son. do not not know me? I am Ulysses, your long-absent father!" Then father and son fell Into each other's arms and wept for Joy. When they were calmed once more Ulysses told them all his adventures. "When the Phaeaclans," he conclud ed, "so kindly sent me here in the won derful ship that reeded no guide, no pilot. I slept. And when the vessel touched the strand I still slept. And bo they carried me and laid me on the banks, nnd when I awoke this morn ing I knew not my own land, whl"h for twenty years I have rot rcen. But the wise Minerva appeared to rne as a shepherd, told rr.e where I v.ns and led me here dlsgu!r.od. She told me how she had warned you to come homo, Telemachus. and thus I find you hre. Now ll.cn how we shall aveng our pclvea on the base marauders and dis turbers of the fjurcn'n prar." A Ion conversation ensued, and rt'Iypsei finished by raylns: that he 'vywild appejr at the banquet that day rfl'pulvd ns the beggar, ond he com xnar.dPd Telerr.achns to pay rn more at tention to him thai he would to any fJrarjrer teekinrj help. Then Telema chus went to the palace, nnd when he J:ii reen th queen, he went to his locmu and remained thrr So do one knew he had returned. Then suddenly a loud shout wis heard. It was only the princes, greet in;; what the herald had just pro claimed: "I, Penelope, Queen of Ithaca, to the lords within my domain: "This day I will give myself in msr riage, with r.iy crown and lands ns dowry to him who shall prove himself worthy in the feat of strength that I shall decide on." That was all. But it fl'.led the nobles with rejoicing, and when the time for the banquet drew near all were gathered in tho great hall. Their Joy was to re ceive a check, however. When Tene lope entered, radiant in all her Jewels and her robes of finest spun materials, a murmur of admiration ran through, the assembly. But the next moment It was changed to one of chagrin, as they saw Telemachus walking behind his mother. They had hoped that he was dead, since it was so long since ho had been heard of in the kingdom. When all wero seated, Ulysses en tered, his tattered robe barely cover ing his worn figure. As he crossed the threshold, hl3 dog. now grown feeblo with age, lifted Its head, and giving a yelp of Joy tried to drag his old form to his be loved master's feet. And then he fell dead, his worn-out heart hav ing first been rewarded for his long watching and waiting. No one noticed the Incident save the beggar, who, seat ing himself by the hearth, drew his hand before his moistened eyes. In those days the poor were treated differently from what they seem to be now. Ulysses was received into tho banquet-room cf the queen, and served with a portion from her table. When the guests had been served, they grew even merrier than before, and it was not long before Ulysses be came the butt for their coarse Jokes. One even went so far as to raise a stool and strike Ulysses with it, and Telemachus could scarcely control his anger nnd indignation at seeing his father so treated within his own hall. But a look from Ulysses quieted him and things went on as before. Then, at last, they called for the feat of strength. Penelope smiled, and commanded first that all weapons should be removed from tho room, since in the excitement they might bo put to a wrong use. When this was done, twelve rings were arranged, sev eral feet apart, in a long row down the hall. Then a large bow and a quiver of arrows, which Ulysses had won In one of his heroic deeds, were brought out. "Whosoever can string this bow and shoot an arrow through the twelve ring3, may have me for his bride," said Penelope. Telemachus first tool: the bow and tried to bend it to fit the arrow to the string. But struggle ns he would, he could cot so much a3 move it. "He is only a stripling," cried a burly noble. "Give it to me!" And ro they tried, one after another. They greased the string with tallow and with oil. but no one could bend tho bow. When all had tried. Ulysses stepped forward and begged permis sion to try. How they Jeered, and buf feted him for his daring even to ask bo high a favor. But Penelope cried out: "Let him try. Though he Is so eld, he says he was once a soldier. Let him try!" Then they made way, and Ulys?e3, taking the bow, bent it as easily as if it had been a willow wand and sent tho arrow flying through the twelve rings, where, at the end of its course it struck into the wall, and then remained fast. And then Minerva took the disguise from Ulysses, and he stood revealed. "Behold me Ulysses!" he cried in thunderous tones. "Now see how I shall reward you all for daring to af front your queen; for daring to make my house a place of revelry!" Then, with unerring aim. he shot an arrow at each intruder till all were dead. There was no chance for de fense, for all their weapons had been takeji away; there was no chance of escape, for all the doors had been se cured. And so perished the men who had abused hospitality and failed to defend weakness. And so did Ulysses return to his kingdom and his queen after tie toil, the hardships and privations of war and the accomplishment of heroic deeds. A Jarifff'a Witty Wife. A distinguished American Judge hat a habit which is not altogether uncom monho frequently brings friends home to dinner quite unexpectedly. This habit Is certainly hospitable, but it is not popular with wives. One court day the Judge invited a number of his legal brethren to dine with him, serenely oblivious of tho fact that his wife was totally unprepared for such an incursion. The lady, however, was equal to the occasion. She did not fuus and frown and make things unpleasant all around. On the contrary, she ac cepted the situation with a good grace and made the best of it. The modest meal was served ns promptly as pos sible and though it was not a sumptu ous banquet it wag at least agreeable to guests and host When dinner was over, Just before leaving the gentlemen I to their wine and cigars, the lady roa- and said: "Gentlemen, I wish to say one word. You have dined today with the Judge; will you do me the honor of dining tomorrow with me?" A chorus of applause greeted this speech nnd next day the lady welcomed her husband's frlenda to a dinner worthy of such an accomplished hostess. Buf falo Commercial. A REALISTIC SCENE. Youthfal Rearntnaant. Aunt Maria Now, Johnny, don't bo naughty. Because Lily wouldn't play horse with you this morning is no reason why you should not play school with her this afternoon. Remember tli! folden rule Johnny (from the west) What're yer talkln' about? I ain't no goldbug. Boston Transcript Quite a profitable business Is done In some lare towns by lending turtles to restaurants. They are permitted to remain in the window for a few days and nre then taken to different parts of the town ao advertisements for other eating houses. London Sketch. THE ANNUAL CRUCIFIXION IN NORTHERN PART OF MEXICO. Tha Participant Ara Drarendant of Ilia Altera -- llivalry for tt Task of Hearing tha Cruaa and llclng ticourccd. C VERY year dur ing a passion play more real and much deeper In In- 0 tensity and sincere in motive than that of Oberammergau is enacted in parts of northern Mexico. The actors are half Spanish descend ants of the ancient Aztecs. They are most numerous in tho little village of Taos, which is back in the fastnesses of the Rocky moun tains. The people nre not the most up right nnd conscientious In the world, but they believe that tho moro intense their suffering on these occasions, the better their luck. It Is then that the climax Is reached. Every afternoon and evening the penitent brothers march In single file from the crazy old adobe church In El Calvarlo (the calvary). In the daytime they wear black hood3 to conceal their faces. All of their cus toms are not known, and not one of the participants may be Induced to speak on the subject They have much mum mery and silent acts of devotion. They have been seen to thrust cactus Into one another's naked backs until the flesh swelled out of all proportion with inflammation caused by thousands of nettles under the skin. They have been known tocrawl on all fours like a lizard, over hill and vale for miles at a time to prove the humility that possessed them. Self-lashing with short whips, similar to cats-o'-nlne tails. Is common, and reliable residents of Taos tell of cross from the earth and lower Its burden. The cords of cowhide are now removed and the pseulJ Christ, who is now probably unconscious from lona nnd dreadful bondage, Is lifted from the timbers. He is then carried M a cavern, whero his wounds nre dressed, nnd if he has a good constitution his chances of recovery aro very good. At the danco on "rcsurrectloa" night he receives more attention than any other persou. CAUGHT A LEAPING GIRL Ilrava Work or Two Voting Mao at m Clavelantl Fire. At a fire in Cleveland, the other day, an exciting Incident occurred. Charles Watklns. with his wife and baby, oc cupied one of the flats. He was awak ened by smelling smoke. Hastily arousing his wifo and child, and put ting on come of his clothing, he at tempted to escapo by way of the hall, but tho flames drove him back. Then ho burst open the door to the room of Misses Mary and Anna Cox. Both glrU were throwing clothing iron the win dows. Watklns told them to come with hln. Ho then smashed the panel in the door leading to the next suite, occupied by Miss Mae Burk. From the window of this room the Are escape could bo reached, and Miss Burk had already started to descend it. Watklns pullel hla wife and child nnd MUs Anna Cox through the hole in the door and placed them on the fire escape, lie then went back for Miss Mary Cox, but Just as be reached her she sprang from the win dow. Charles Wesley and Louis Traves. who discovered the fire, were standing below the window. They saw the girl preparing to Jump, and Joining their hands they caught her as she fell. They were thrown to the ground, but they had succeeded in breaking the force of her fall, and she escaped with a broken arm and a few burn3. She Married the llllnii Man. Mi33 Clara Weber, tho young Cincin nati girl over whom tho quarrel oc curred between Maciewski nnd tho A house divided against Itself makes lots of fun for the neighbors. A CRUCIFIXION OF THE PRESENT DAY. young men they have keewn to have died from exhaustion and loss ot blood during too zealous flagellations. The observance culminates when the crucifixion takes place. A ringing church bell calls the people together. nnd "Hermano" (the mayor) names tho ones who have been chosen to be the Jesus Christ, the Peter, Pontius PMate. Mary, Martha, and so on, for acting that day tho scene In the life and suf fering of the Master. Murmurlrgs at the choice of performers are common, for thero Is keen rivalry to perform the principal parts in the drama. Notwith standing the dreadful agony and the possibility of death in tho personation, many penitents are annually most de sirous of being the Christ. Headed by the mayor the procession starts for calvary. Half way out the party stops In front of a tumble-down house, out of which comes the man who Is to be crucified. About the forehead of the man Is bound a wreath oi cactus thorns. The thorns have been pressed deep Into the flesh, from which tiny streams of blood trickle down his bronze face and over his black beard. In a moment a cross of huge timbers that would break the back of many men, Is laid upon the man's shoulders. He grapples tight hold of it, and. tend ing low under the crushing weight, starts on. The counterfeit Christ is spit upon by any and all of the procasslon. Little boys and girls run ahead that they may more deliberately spit In his face and to throw stones upon his bending form After a service a hole Is dug In the ground, the "Christ" is lashed to j cross and all the details are arranged. When all is ready a dozen men Hit the cross and Its human burden, and carrying it to on excavation near at hand, they drop the base in the earth. The hole Is quickly filled and tho penitents gather at the foot of the cross with up lifted faces. The women weep and the children look on dumbfounded. Some of the men mock and Jeer tho man on the cross, others throw clods of sun baked earth at him and still others, feel ing that they must have some part tn the physical agony of the afternoon, call upon the multitude to lash and beat them. The Invitation U never la vain, as there are strong arms and hands ever glad to lay the lash on th backs of the fanatics and to provide lots of cactus to apply to tho awollen and bleeding flesh. As the sun slowly descends behind the loftiest mountain peaks and the first shadows of twilight are thrown across the ralley of El Verde, the piper rls?s to his feet. and. blowing a Ion harsh air upon his flute, leads procession of the people back to the village. Some twenty of the leading penitents remain behind, and when the spectators and others have gone away tney lift the negro Coleman, who afterward put out the eyes of the champion bamtam welght, recently became tho wife of the blind ex-pugilist The negro spoke flightlngly ot the g'.rl, and Maclewskl remonstrated. Coleman was angry and dashed into the pugilist's face a bucket of concentrated lye that horribly burned his face, and finally resulted in the loss of both eyes. Maclcwskl was ill for months, and Miss Weber was con tinually at his side. Sunday he was 22 years old. Among the wedding gifts was an outfit for a handsome cigar store, which was opened a day later, and to which came a splendid trade. A 13-Yaar-Old Hrlria Dlvorred. A remarkable divorce case came up In Galesburg, 111., the other day and waj ii HI". MRS. FLORA J. STEWART, entitled Flora J. Stewart against A. II. Stewart. Stewart married thts girl in Peoria May 18, 1893, when she was but 12 years old. so that she Is now but 13. Stewart Is 42 years old. He filed a crosi bill, alleging that she bought figs and oranges and treated other men and wa3 not select about her company. The hearing consumed all day, her charges against him being sensational. Her extreme youth was urged r.s ai. ex tenuation of her Indiscretions The court dismissed her bill for want f equity and granted tho defendant divorce. 1 Fonnd lna Itojra In Cava. Nine school boys left Hustonvllie, Ky., a few days ago to go on a fishing tour. After a long search Sam Lusk found them In a cave on Dlx river. Each had a Winchester rife and a pla tol. They left home with plenty of bacon and light bread, but t'ney lost the bread, and wefe living on meat. They were glad to rdturn home, and promise.' never to lenve ogaln. Mrs. La Motte Du Pont of Wilming ton has given to ths De'.avaie horpltal ?3.000 Jn cash. CLAUDINE'S CRIME. KILLED HER HUSBAND IN A FIT OF TEMPER. m IntMided to rreinata U V.ut lire.inia Having ManUe lefra tha Work Va Flnl.liad loufeiiea toller Moody Work. HIS la the story of bow a young Parisian girl mur dered her lover. In one of the poorer quarters of Paris, Cite Jeanne d'Arc, lived a pensioned soldier, George Re mond. forty-seven years old. with his wife, a very pretty young woman, with n round, sweet face, large dark eyes nnd an abundance of beautiful dark hair. Remond was Insanely lealous cf her nnd they often quarreled, threatening each to kill the other. One night nbout six weeks ago they had a savage quarrel, nr.d he told her that he Intended to put out her eyes. She took up a hatchet and spilt his head open. As soon no she had done it she realized to what a terrible punishment she had made herself liable. So rhe decided to cremate the body. The only instrument rhe had for cutting up ihe corpse of her lover was nn old butcher knife. With this she set to work in the most brutal and deliberate manner. But after several hours of labor. In which she made no progress, she threw herself down to sleep. For several days she worked away. There was only one room, nnd sho ate nd slept in that room, with the man gled corpse close nt hand. In fact. he room was so small that she could touch the bed In which It lay from any part cf tho room. After a few days the ex citement and fear unsettled her mind. She resolved to cremate the corpse in the bed, since she could not cut it up to burn it in the little fireplace. But. nfter she had the kindling piled uron nnd around the corpse, sho bethought her that If she burned tho corpse the house would take fire. Ro she nte nnd slept and thought of ways of disposing of the body for rev oral days longer. And her madness In creased. A week after the murder, a she sat thinking, she suddenly thoJght that tho corpse was sitting up and looking at her. "I loved you. Claudlne," it said. "It was cruel nnd wicked of you to kill me. You are a murderess and you nhall suffer." Hour after hour she listened to the reproaches of the corpse, and when she fell asleep from exhaustion it talked on through her dreams. She had to leave the room every day or two to get something to cat. T.ov oral times she started for the country, resolved never to return to the room. But each time the corpse appeared be fore her and turned her back towards the city and pursued her until rhe fell down breathless in the room. Then it would lay itself out in the bed again. The days and the weeks passed and sMll the insane woman sat alone with the corpse, shivering and cowering under the reproaches nnd curses she thought it was hurling at her. At the end of a month she felt that she could endure no more. She rushed from the room and ran, with her hair flying and her eyes wild, to the office of the chief of the Bureau of Public Safe ty, M. Cochefort. When she was alone with him she told her story. He thought it was simply a wild tale, born of an Insane imagination. He had her locked up, and to make sure, went vlth two policemen to the address she gave. Thee they found the body, terribly hacked and much decomposed. On the floor lay the butcher knife and the hatchet. From the condition of the body and from the statements of the neighbors M. Cochefort discovered trat mmsk - m CLAUDINE REMOND. Claudine's story was literally true. She is still In the cell, but will presently be removed to a madhouse. She has' not escaped from the avenging phantom by confession. She still sees the corpse Jeering, denouncing, reproaching her, and she lies with her face burled In a pillow, and her form shivering. When she falls asleep she starts up with tcreams and shrieks of terror. Is Jealous? and Murder. Near the village of La Francals. In southwestern France, lived a fanner, Henri Barthes. his wife and his little granddaugnter, Jeanne Devantoiirs, whose father was nn artillery officer! Tho man-cf-all-work was Pierre Longueville, and he was In love with the housemaid. He fancied that master, whose wife wa3 a confirmed in valid, vas paying too much attention to the girl. He thought tho matter over for some time, and resolved .o kill ihe entire family. The night of S-pt. 29, 1893, he broke Into th house and shot down M. Barthes. Then he killed the little girl, strangling her In her bed. Last of nil he brained the help less woman with nn axe. He 6ct flr to the houso and fled. The flames soon alarmed tho neigh borhood, nnd the firemen, coning from La Francals, burst Into the house nnd drugged out the three bodies. They were horrified to find that the throe Inmates of the farmhouse were not .if foeated. but murdered. As Longueville had disappeared, suspicion fell upon him Immediately. Ten days after the murder he was seen in the woods and pursued. He ran to n river and was cctthg ready to swln Across when two gen darmes caught him. He was stronger than they, and had not several rA9 antt come to the rescue, he would have drowned them both. Ho in'.Med thit he was Innocent of the murder of bis master and mistress and their grand child. "I had a holiday that day," he Bald, "and a$ I was coming back Kte at night I saw the Are nnd the firemen, nnd heard the talk. I was terrified nnd fled. I have had almost nothing to oat slnco. t was afraid to show myself.- But the murder was fixed upon bin) and he was convicted. Grndp Waa Knocked Oat. Gcorgo Ford, the well-known baeso, stngs In the choir of St. Stephen'a church, Philadelphia. Mr. Ford, al though one would never Buspect it from his appearance, is a grandfather nnd las. Sunday his little grandson attend ed church for the first time. The lit tle chap, who Is only 4 years old, wns naturally very much Impressed with ihe strange surroundings nnd it was with difficulty that ho could be re strained from making known his Im pressions In a shrill, childish treble. Mr. Fcrd was down for a solo nnd :iftcr the preiudo the singer arose In tho tholr loft. The youngster caught sight cf hi in for the first time and Jumping up with a grin of recognition on his face he scouted nt the top of his lungs: "Hello, grandpop!" Tho congregation tltte:ed. Mr. Ford grew very red nnd the sob was postponed. Philadelphia Recotd. Ha Paved Many Live. The hero of a mine accident, Joan Anderson, met a horrible death at Scranton, Pennsylvania, the other day. He was trying to board a Pennsylvania railroad frelgat train, but JOHN ANDERSON, fell beneath the wheels and was mangled lifeless. Anderson was only 23 years old. but he was of heroic na ture. Two years ago ho was employed In the Ill-fated Luke FIdler colliery. There was a disastrous explosion ot gi3 nnd the lives of 47 miners were nt stake. By Jeopardizing his own life Anderson saved nil his companions and tLen c' caped unhurt himself. I'nder of l ire. Ona of the most remarkable electrical storms nt sea. which probably seemed Intensified by reason of the fact that a cargo of Spanish Iron ore passed through, it. was experienced by the British steamship Mercedes, which ar rived nt Philadelphia recently from BllbP.o, says the Philadelphia Record. On the grand banks of Newfoundland during the nights of Dec. 3 and 4 tho ocean appeared like a mighty mass of flames cr an endless stretch of prairie fire3. Balls of electric fire hissed and exploded In all directions nnd darted nmang the vessel's masts and rigging. The Mercedes' escape from going down on Dec 1 Reemcd little short of a miracle. She was struck by a south couth west gale., which was accom panied by sens rolling fearfully high. During the height of the storm a huge deck derrick, weighing many tons, was torn loose from Its fastenings and swept overboard, leaving a hole In the vessel's deck through which the water ran Into the cargo. In Its course It car ried away the main topmast which was also of Iron; part of the flying bridge, the after winch nnd part of the deck fittings. The decks were flooded with tons of water, the ship rolled at on angle of 70 degtees. end the sea broke In all directions, filling the cabin and the officers' quarters. Soon afterward the storm partially subsided, when the electrical fire ap peared In nil directions. It hung In big balh for two nights from the masts and fore and aft stays and practically turned night into day. As the big fire balls came together they would burst with a loud report upon the vessel and disappear. Under this light at night such temporary repairs were made as were deemed necessary to reach port Capt. Talt of the Mercedes stated that the passage was one of the most trying experiences cf his life. The rolling and lurching of the vessel In the storm and the fury of the gales were terrific In the vicinity of 23 degrees longitude. Only the heroic work of the officers and crew aved the vessel, as all the ship ping men about the maritime exchange agre.'d. Fdocatlon and "Srlenra." At Carey's Run, Ohio, a grand school exhibition had for the last number on the program a boxing match between John MtTfhon. middleweight champion cf Carey's Run dlntrlct, and Jack Lav tnder. a clever lightweight from Tur key Creek, a rival school district Both men were on hand, nnd the crowd was anxious for a four-round go. but Hiram Jordan, sc'irol director, Interfered. Tte mad lest crowd In tha country was at Carey s Run thct night. A Train I.aine a Hoy. Six-year-old RoLcrt Kldd had a nar row escapo from a dreadrul death Mt Chester, Pa., a day or two ago. He was playing with his brother wi;en a rope which he had around his shoulder caught In the wheel of a moving Penn sylvania railroad car, and he would bate been strangled but for the en gineer, who saw hla predicament, stopped the engine and released the boy. "All birds court In the spring," eayt Olive Thorne Miller, "although It has been discovered by recent Investiga tions that the majority cf them keep the same mates for life. Neverthelesj, when that searon comes around each year the male bird goes thmuirh the same demonstrations nn I makes every tffort to charm his spouse anew " n mi; HE MADE COUNTERFEIT W'TH PEN AND A Tratty Ca.hl., I.uM by Mera A Mnger l rora. Crlma. " c,"ii - S MAW. awaits-. . ury note. U a hnurkabl9ffi1". i work 5 a,one wi 50 notes with peacS Tn ?n' brush, and dldltw j tellers nnd treasury xpe .V and paid them out na , ?, only an accident n,jg$ nt 1VCJ 0t Fh6town.NjM nt his homo made the snnriL ' i3 He first procured bonVS JS" of about th ' p?r'ltta . Ecu,. dl.hSC.S ,ur i'" money, and cut tho hn, Per the exact she of It I 2 note, and It l3 then n a weak solution of coffee. tS tlsra imparted to It the appeal age-but not excessive whe.ifttTeVhro,,EhleS While the bond paper wanting, was placed over tte face of , nine note, the edges being ex c gether. Tho two were theVpS upon a pane of glass nDd J,C and letter portrait and v.X .... .u..iU,rB oi Ine register of !i, ' "i or the rait. J, , . ,re Drosnt out la boUr. lef.and could be plainly ,rcD th-i the transparent bond mnr ;f this was still damp the operator preached a window and there placcjX pane of glass nt nn anSle of degrees, against the window The light, of course, shone tS rendering the tracery of the w engravings distinct In this rtt tho operator commenced work. t with nn extremely hard and pointed lead pencil. With It be ai fully traced nnd reproduced Upca ti bond paper, nil parts, cvea the z-4 minute, of the genuine note, Ti tracing with the pencil was laccctM by use of pen nnd Ink. and the sane ground was gone over; but mcaa-iat of course, the bond r-iper had becoa thoroughly dry. It was here that ths marvelous touch and skill of the man were displayed, and the steady of his nerves, the accuracy ofhixn and his patience are net the kast of the marvels of his work. The shadings asj traceries were nearly perfect. Tha operator used a camel'i brii3h to put the colors upon tte acte. and these colors were lailtatcd so fectly that It could not be susje!tti that they were not genuine. Thesa threads, which In the genuine notcai worked Into the pulp of the paper, tm Imitated wlta the pen with red ui blue Ink. The fragmentary b, were placed upon the back of the tta- terfelt, so that if the false money saocii be held up to the light It would apr to be the genulue fibre paper. Every obligation cf the governs! Issued as money, bears upon It hn the Imprint of the seal of the treantj of the United States. Perhaps thefk3 of NIngen wns displayed la the edi tion ot the Imitation of the treaiun seal in a more marked degree thin any other part of his work. Thecci were carmine like those of a ono stamp, but the tracings were Intricate r nd difficult Vet the artist reproduce It all with wonderful skill and fldcLtj. Nln-er "shoved" the counterfoil himself, nnd a $20 note got hla na difficulty aulto accidentally. He fieri It to a grocery clerk who accept! 1 without question and gave It to cashier, a voune woman. Her hii was damp, and in handling the nc'J er (j mm n.tHMTrt Vl'VRER. she touched the series nmbe.r damp fiLger. She noticed a W immediately wet her finger on mp and rubbed It across the nnmaw. blur was distinct and tne ' vas aDDureut Ninger'a arrest n followed. - " 7 . nam An Indian Mimp"" m,,,! At Horseshoe Dead the Arkansas river, near WW. a drunken Osage Indian iM I Into the building at a dance. young women fainted an je hurt in the stampede W tf An all-round fight occun- ' dozen men attempted to d,an.who sat on M ter of the room. c"AmW& Hopper. Sim Pershal 1 L.J n , ell and the Misses Lena KIscher were burl The Indian was kicked landi Insensibility. One Ji fatally hurt by the bore ru ber. - Mnr.er.d Her h...h' Frederick Merrick. . J N.r York City. murdered his wu. - Dju- .sleep in tn , .hot W committed suicide. I , , the head and brea a , few minutes - , the pj ofthclronlycblld..-'- years old. 'pet!1' Tommy-roP. J , i Tommy'. Top-A PSc? .man who ' liter 1. out of order byw