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Z?y Tbe treat advantage of red hair is that you may Hi; it or loathe it, but you cannot ignore it. It challenges at tention, it demands saudly, "Love me, love me not?" Th girl in the lobby, who was tb roving bait her furs and coat, felt siiddociy conscious of her hair as she had not done Mute the days she had scratched b'jr brother for calling her "Bif ktop." Her head wastrowned with a mass of that glorious, burnished col or, by which brown is lifeless, flaxen suggests weak tea, and golden, perox ide of hydrogen. A woman in the gallery whispered, "ihj would be beautiful if it wasn't for ner red hair," and a man on the Door afcked, "Who is she?" There were six pretty girls in the party, but the reply tame without hes itation, "That's the girl who is en gaged to Trausouie. Stunning, Isn't the?" To challenge attention wag the last thing that I'aula wished just then. She felt uncomfortably conspicuous. So many eyes were leveled at her that abe half regretted that a young member of "the legislature had braved the door keeper and gained for tbein seats in the lobby of the house. The Democratic member of the legislature of a certain southern state were meeting In Joint caucus to nomi nate a United States senator. Tran ome'z election was generally conceded and It wan believed that he would be aomiualed on the first ballot. Seventy three vol est were necessary to a nom ination, and his manager confidently KtateJ that the number had, been pledged. It was particularly impor tant that there should be no deadlock and no unnecessary delay about the ( nomination. ' There were three candidates for the enatorbhlp. Col. Gspard, a popular ex-confederate officer, a liberal and klndlv gentleman, and Blythe, a politi cian of such low grade that the success 'he had attained did not redound to the creolt of the state, and Oliver Trau ome, whose eloquence in several cam paign had swept the state. The chairman announced that the balloting was In order, and the clerk began to call the roll. ! To I'i'ula, the long, slow filing of the men seemed entiles. In a little while ihe wiuld witness the hour of Tran some's supreme triumph. Was she glad for him? Glad enough? Responsive enough to the great ambition (and a worthy and laudable ambition) that was on the brink of fulfillment? What (must the say to him to-night, after It .was bll over? She hardly understood the whimsical, half-sentimental reason that had made her delay her answer to blm: "After the elec'Jon Is over, Thursday evening, you may walk home with me, and I shall tall you then." . She knew that a hundred demands would be made upon him, and it pleased her that he waived every pos sible ciaim of others, and answered agerly, "Wait In your seat until 1 come, or I might not find you In the crowd. Tbe bent part of victory would be if 1 might bring It to you." The counting began: "Transome, one; Transome. two; Transome, three; Wythe, one; Gaspard, one; Transome, four; Transome, tally," until the last ballot was read. Surely she had count- ad wrong, she had counted but 72. She aw the dismayed fare of the men round them, h'sard (he burst of ap f lanse from Blythe's supporters. - The ,avel rapped for silence. The ehairtni.n announced the first ballot: "Transome, "2; Blythe, 42; Can par d 29; El'erson, 1. No election. The clerk will i roteed to call the roll for another ballot." "Why, I thought Mr. Transome was to be elected on the first ballot, father eald so at dinner," said Kathleen Ellis, the governor' daughter. "What was the matter, Mr. Roberta?" "On of his men must have baekslid A at the very last I guess it will come around all right this time, he only needs one vote, you see." But the next ballot, and the next, showed the name result. Blythe's and GasparcVs men began to exchange, bo that first one and then the other would be In the lead, while Transome's vote remained a steady 72, u:;tll ten ballots mere taken. The leader of Col. Qaspard's forces then arose and with drew Clol. G.if-pard's name, in the In terest of party harmony, and to pre vent a deadlock, which would be de plorable. "Surely one of Gaspard's men will go over to Transome now," whispered Robert!. "He'll be elected within a cuar:er of an hour." Paula put her cold little hand against her turning cheek. "Oh, why dirt I say that I would see him to night?" she thought. "It would be cruei to darken his glad hour. In the first joy of success, I wonder if I will matter much either way?" The counting of the ballots began: "Blythe, one; Blythe, two; Blythe, thres;" until Paula lost all count. Blythe:, Blythe, tseemed to reiterate, until she could have streamed at the same. "Transo-ne, 72; Blythe, 71; Ellerson. 1. No election." "By Jove!" muttered Roberts. "Gas pard'f men went over solidly to Blythe. Harrell tells me their game Is to vote for Blythe until they can prove that neither Transome nor himself can win, atd then trust to a stampede for Gas purd." "PaSta," said Kathie, "have you no ticed the various styles of coiffures? I Jike that dear old white-haired gentle MARGARET BUS BEE SHIPP. man's pompadour. I am going to ask him it he wears a rat, it stays up so much Letter than mine.." "Thai's Kimbrough," said Harrell, "the old fooi who keeps voting lor Judge Ellerson. When tney tell him he is simply throwing away a vote, he says it s his duty to vote for the best man in the state, and Ellersou's that." Four ballots, without a change. A Transome man rose and got off a time worn joke, appointing certain of tbs younger members a "committee on the galleries." "It looks as if they were trying to gain time belore the next ballot," haz arded Roberts. Wonder why?" The hotel waa but a block frn the capitol, and Mitchell, Transome's man ager, was at that moment conferring with him. "It'a Just this the seventy-third man that we lost is that cur Blakely. You know I had repeated letters from him offering to support you, and he has pledged himself to you teu times over, lily ti j has promised to make him postmaMer at Kayville, and he has given us the go-by at the very last. He has come to me twice to-night of fering to vote for you on your verbal promise to give him the place. They are taking the nineteenth ballot now. You know Smlthers, West and Adams have promised to stick to you through 20 ballots. After that they will go for Blythe, as they would for Gaspard, or whoever chanced to be In the lead, be cause their chief interest la In the con stitutional amendment, and they be lieve It imperative to prevent a dead lock. That's the case, Transome. Promise Blakeiy the poatmastership, and you'll be senator next ballot" "I will not do it He hi a dishonest man whom I would not trust with a copper of my own money, and I will not do less by the government." "Bat he'll be pcMctmaater, anyway," urge ! Mitchell. "If you don't put him In, Blythe will. That Is settled. Can't you do It, for the party's sake? Think of that rascal representing our state!" Transome put his hand on his friend's shoulder. "No, I can't do it. old man." A smile came into his hon est eyeti as he added, "But I've been Rwfully tempted to" "If we could only get Klmbrough's vote," said Mitchell In despair, "but the old fool hangs on like a bulldog, and declares that he'll vote for the Judge to the List. Do you think we had bettr fight for an adjournment after the twentieth ballot?" Tranwome took a long breath. "No, Mitchell, cast my 72 votes for Ellerson, and with Klmbrough's vote, we elect him." "Ellerson:" gasped MltrheVi. Something cht'-d !j Mitchell's throat. "The state's lost a good sena tor, Oliver. But I don't think you will lose ar.y friends to-night" It was past midnight when the chair man announced the result of the twen tieth ballot. "Blythe, one; Ellerson, one, Ellerson, two, Ellerson, three; Blythe, two; EUeraon, four," and so on. The galleries were dumb, the Htnall boys paused from cracking pea nuts, some ot the members of the house rose In their excitement. Dis may giew on the faces of Blythe's forces at the utterly unforeseen climax. But when the crowds keeping tally registered 73, a burst of applause broke fourth, at first scattering, and then Joined in heartily and generally, save for Blythe's dumfounded adher ents. Ellerson was not a politician, his brusque manner and caustic tongue made enemies; but he had not an in tellectual superior In the state, nor was there a man in it who did not be lieve la his unsullied honor. Commit tees were appointed to wait upon him, as well aa the defeated candidates, and escort them to the capitol. To be awakened from a sound sleep by the news that one has Just been elected to the United States senate is an cxptrlence that does not befall many men. When the committee returned with Judge Ellerson to the houe, pandemo HELP! nium broke loose. Kimbrough, his first ally, seized the ballots and flung them like snow around EUerson's head; the small boys, dangerously bal anced on the capitals of the great dorio columns, shouted, squealed and gave eat -tails. Ellerson spoke briefly. In conclusion he turned to Transome's men, saying: "The magnanimity of your leader has made it possible for me to see the gra tification of my life's ambition, but an ambition I had never expected to rea lize. He Is mauy years younger than I am, but I am proud to learn from him those lessons of generosity and self-sacrifice which will enable me to serve icy state more wisely in the fu ture than I have done in the past." He walked rapidly down from the desk and put out his hand to Tran some. Like the rushing of a tornado came the cries "Transome! Transome!" When he arose to speak, a gallant, un daunted figure, the light of a great moral victory shining in his eyes, the building rocked with the applause. The greatest gvation that had ever been witnessed in that hall was accorded a defeated candidate. Puia waa hardly conscious of it, or of anything save that Trtnsome's eyes had met hers for a long moment Love him! Had ahe ever doubted it for the hundredth part of an Idle moment! This torrent of feeling that overswept her, bow It had been pent within her, and tbe bad not known? The agony of the moment when she knew he was defeated! The pain was all for him, for his disappointment not for her own. Just before the motion for adjourn ment waa put, Transome found his way to her, and they hurried out before the great crowd began to surge from every door. The night was cold and still, a few star gleamed palely. Paula felt a sense of new, tender protection in her lover's presence, in tbe clasp In which he took her hand. "Paula, I have come for my answer. I bring my defeat to you, and ask if you will snare the life of a poor law yer in a mountain village. Will you, Paula?" In a voice that trembled into shy, sweet silences, she tried to tell him all that was in her heart Transome walked on air. Just out side the hotel he met Mitchell, looking for him. "Good gracious! where have you been? There are a hundred men Inside waiting for you, and we began to think you had made away with yourself!" Then he waa struck by the radiance In Tratnome'a face. "Well, you don't look much like a defeated candidate, Oliver. I guess you must have heard that 6ll the party leaders are saying that your honors are merely postponed and that the hour of your defeat Is really the hour of your greatest tri umph!" (Copyright, IScfi, by Joceph 13. Bowles.) Lawmaking Bodies. The Brrltish empire has 63 legisla tive bodies. In 1903 they passed about 1,900 acts and ordinances. The state legislatures of the United States In that year enacted more than 14,000 laws and resolutions, of which mora than 5.400 were general and the re mainder were local or private. In America it Is not always the most populous state that needs, or seems to need, the most legislation. In 1903 North Carolina led with 1,200 enact ments. Philadelphia Ledger. Anglo-Saxon. "Y'es." said tbe college student, "dad got the idea that 1 was cutting up too much, and so he cut in and threatened to cut down my allowance unless I took a brace. I felt all cut up at first, but I didn't want my allowance cut off, or cut Into, Just for a little funny busi ness, and so I cut It out." And the listening foreigner re marked: "What did the young man say ?" ;lv j jfi frrrJA wizard of the rails RAILROADS Speculative Day ,AII Time. The railroad business, as it was developed iu its earlier stages, was largely speculative, declares the He view of Reviews. A grtat part of tl:e railroad mileage of the country wa built in advance of actual r.ei-sis. sui the population and wealth of regions traversed by the new lines bad to grow up to give solid value to transportation properties. Tims, tLe iallroad trafficked in lands, promote! manufacturing by special rate con cessions, made bargains with grain companies and elevator lines, aud en tangled themselves with all sorts of side enterprises for the exploitation of the country. It was customary to look upon railroads not merely as pri vate enterprises, but as of a highly speculative and hazardous nature. Most of the railroads at one time or another ent into bankruptcy, anl several of them went through more than one period of receivership and reorganization. As the country ma tured railroad property became more stable, until finally the great systems were well beyond the danger of seri our financial reverse. Business inter ests all along the lines became diver sified, and it was no longer necessary for the railroads to secure traffic by endeavoring to locate and build up particular interests. The lime came when there emerged the clear conception of the railaoads as a great necessary public servant, with all the obligations of a common carrier, nd with no right, therefore, to discriminate for or against any of those whose business required them to make use of the pub lic highway. The whole thing has come about by evolution from tran sient, speculative, immature conditions to those of a riper period of indus trial life and civilization. Yet abuses even when naturally outgrown are often hard to destroy. For even as the tree grows great, so, also, will the entwining parasite often have the stronger clutch. And many of the privileged industries built up on spe cial transportation favors have been In a position powerful enough to make It difficult for particular railroad cor porations to relinquish the rebates or the other forms of favoritism. It Is probably true, however, that even if there had been, no interstate commerce legislation the very growth of busi ness conditions would have compelled the railroads to cease discrimination and treat all comers fairly. $10,000,000 to Save Half Mile. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fa railroad Is spending tlO.000,000 save six and seven-tenths miles. An army of men and machinery are work ing day and night to complete the new Belen cut-off between Texico, N. M., on the Pecos Valley line of the Santa Fe. and Rio Puerco, 30 miles east of Albuquerque, N. M. The length of the main line to Emporia is 124 miles, while by the cut off It will he 109.9 miles. It is asked why this vast expendi ture of money if the distance saved is only 6.7 miles? As a matter of fact, the Santa Fe is really spending this money for the purpose of avoid ing half a mile between Albuquerque, . M., and La Junta, Col. The other 6.2 miles saved Is not materia!. It is the 2,000 feet differen'a in altitude between the Raton Mountain, the high est point on the present line, and the Abo Pass, the highest point on the proposed cut-off, that is really mate rial. But Men Must Work. In the tunnels in New York some bad accidents have occurred. In the locks used on these tunnels the com pressed air escapes through the soft mud of the river as the heading is pushed forward. Every now and then an airhole is found and a "blowout" follows. This instantly reduces the pressure of the air in the chamber, and a fresh supply of air has to be In troduced at great speed to catch up with the escape. During this short time the pressure may reach 40 pounds or more, and ths effects cf the violent fluctuation tell terribly upon the workmen. But t-9 task must go on. As some men are borne off to a hospital others are ready to take their places. Every expedient that science has suggested is being adopted by the contractors, but victims con tinue to perish as a sacrifice to prog ress. Railway with 728 Bridges. Archduke Franz Ferdinand openeu the new Wocheiner railway from Asslfng to Trieste, which is one of the most remarkable engineering feats in the world, says a dispatch from Vienna. It is the first section in a new route through the Alps by which southern Germany will be connected directly with Trieste and traverses a beautiful but exceedingly difficult mountain country, which has necessi tated the excavation of 47 tunnels and the building of 679 small and 49 large bridges. The bridge on the Isonzo river Is the largest stone arched railway bridge in the world. Its span is more than 270 feet Extending Railroad Line. Col. W. C. Green, of New York, who is in control of the Rio Grande, Sierra Madre & Pacific, made a trip to Mexico recently for the pur pose of arranging for the extension of the road from Casas Grandes to Temosachic. An extension now is un der construction to connect with the main line at Temosachic. This Is building with a view to the develop ment of a tract of 3,000,000 acres of valuable timber lands which Col. GreeDe and bis associates own. E. H. HARRIMAN LEADING FIGURE IN THE RAILROAD WORLD. Magnate Known as a Man of Surprises Some Things 'e Hss Done Hi Rise from Pest of Clerk in a Banker's Office. New York. E. H. Harriman, the central figure in the recent Wall street sensation caused by the declaration of dividends by directors of the Union & Southern Pacific roads, is a man of many surprises. Almost every act of his that has attracted more than pass lug attention since he appeared on the scene as a great railroad magnate has been attended with complete and in tense surprise. Indeed, ir. Haniman's activities, as a railroad magnate transforming vast systems from a condition of bankrupt cy to affluence, are themselves per- is M'lA EDWARD H. HARRIMAN. (Central Figure in Recent Walll Street Sensation.) baps the greatest surprise of all. It was not until 1900 that Harriman cut any figure In the railroad world. The most important railroad posl tlon that he had occupied up to that time was that of vice president of the Illinois Central railroad. This post he held for a time prior to the annual meeting of 1889. when he retired to devote himself to the banking and brokerage business, which previously had occupied his attention. He inci dentally took up the handling of rail road securities, with which he had been Intimately familiar from the very beginning of his active business career. It was really in 1900, however, that the magnate's commanding force of character revealed itself. And from that time vJM now he has held a posi tion which for prominence, importance and influence has been second to few In the railroad and financial worlds. It was in 1900 that Mr. Harriman man aged for syndicated Interests that had purchased the Union Pacific, ai It emerged from the hands of receivers, the purchase of the Southern Pacific, on terms that not only afforded the Union Pacific its direct outlet to the Pacific coast and the gulf, but gave the railroad control of the Morgan line of steamships, naming between New York and New Orleans. If it was a surprise that Harriman should be called to such a position, what he has accomplished since has been a still greater and more remark able surprise. In these Rix years the physical condition of the whole of what is now known as the Harriman system including the Union. South ern and Central Pacifies, the Oregon Short Line and the Oregan Railroad and Navigation companies practically has been reconstructed and from "a streak of rust" has been transformed in'o a Rtandard railroad, brought up to the highest condition of physical per fection and made capable of being operated after the latest and most ap TO DEDICATE MONUMENT. Illinois Soldiers Will Witness Unveil ing of Temple at Vicksburg. Chicago. In honor of the 36,000 Il linois soldiers who particlated in the campaign and siege of Vicksburg a $200,000 temple-monument will be dedicated in the National park at Vick3burg. on October 23, 26 and 27. The beautiful edifice is now completed with the exception of inserting the bronne tablets which will bear the names of the entire number of sol diers, from drummer boys to generals. Elaborate preparations are being made for the dedicatory services by the commission appointed by Gov. Deneen, of which Col. Charles R. E. Koch of Chicago is secretary. It is expected that Gov. Deneen. a large delegation of Grand Army men, and the entire First regiment of the Il linois nstional guard will be present at tue unveiling. Seventy-nine Illinois military or ganizations were represented before Vicksburg. Those from Chicago were: First and Third Board of Trade regi ments; Seventy-second and One Hun dred and Thirteenth Illinois infantry; Chicago Mercantile battery; Taylor's Chicago battery; Rnmsey's Chicago battery; Wood's Chicago battery; Waterbouse's Chicago battery; Silver sparre's Chicago battery; Sparstrom's Chicago battery ; Bolton's Chicago bat tery: Cmpany A, Fourth Illinois, Gen. if proved methods of the day. The g": at Salt lake in Utah has been bridged and other physical obstacles ham been overcome the surmounting cf which up to the time that Mr. Harri took hold of then had been con sidered impossible. Much of the ex pense of making thesa physical im provements has been met out of th earnings of what b-fo.e had Uea bankrupt properties incapable of pay ing fixed charges. They have now been made to earn, in addition to the amounts appropriated for these im provements, immense dividends for their stockholders. tine year after his purchase of the Southern Pacific Mr. Harriman gave the railroad aud financial world a sur prise great enough to throw them into a state of convulsion, and for a short time threatened almost univer sal collapse. In 1901 James J. Hill purchased the Burlington road for the Northern Pacific. Mr. Harriman thought that purchase threatened Union Pacific interests, and demanded that he be allowed to have a finger In the pie. He was brusquely refused. Before Mr. Hill or his associate, J. Pierpont Morgan, knew what was happening, Mr. Harriman was in the market purchasing control of U Northern Pacific with the result that on May 9, 1801, the price of the stork of that road soared to $1,000 a share. Two days later Mr. Harriman announced that he owned a majority of Northern Pacific stock. Out of a total of $156,000,000 he held shares of the par value of $78,000,000. A com parison of notes, however, showed that his holdings, $41,000,000. waa preferred stock, which under the plan of reorganization could be retired at any time. Mr. Hill and Mr. Morgan had $42,000,000 of the common, and this was a majority of the controlling power. The result was a compromise, as manifested In the organization of the Northern Securities company as a holding concern for the securities of the Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Burlington systems. The securities company subsequent ly was dissolved by decree of the su preme court of the United States, and the properties fell back to the control of the Hill-Morgan combina tion, but only after the Harriman in terests had made many millions out of their connection with the enter prise. Harriman seems to have an utter contempt for popular opinion. In manner he Is brusque in the extreme. He shows Intolerance of other peo ple's opinion, and seems Incapable of comprehending that any will but bis own should govern in the carrying out of plans w-hkh may be under consid eration. Possessed of a remarkable quickness of perception and a deter mination to have his own way, which has brooked no opposition, he has ridden rough-shod over the opinions and feelings of others who believed they had as much right to considera tion as he. By so doing he has cre ater hatred and enmity to an ex tent which few men could bear, but he has moved aloug apparently wholly indifferent to the whole affair. Mr. Harriman is a small man, of r.light build, narrow chested and deli Icate in appearance, but he Is a whirl wind for energy in his work. He keeps busy a small army of stenog raphers. He Is a very rapid thinker, and acts as rapidly as he thinks. Ha never sulks, he never swaggers, and has very few fads, though he is a lover of out-of-doors and Insists that his children belong to nearly all of the open air clubs and societies about his country home. Mr. Harriman is wholly a self made man. His father was a clergyman, and when the son began his active career it was as a clerk in a broker' office in Wall street. In that vicin ity his career has been spent. Ther8 his great financial battles have been fought and bis great financial tri umphs won. There his latest surprise has been enacted and there his latest financial achievement is being can vassed with all the bitterness of criti cism which most of his surprises bavo evoked. Grant's bodyguard; Thiemann's Chi cago cavalry. Besides the temple seventy-nina regimental tnonur. 'eats and eighty-six regimental markers will be dedicated. The slate appropriation was $260,000.' Temple-Monument at Vicksburg. Gov. Vardaman of Mississippi and Gov. Bianchard of Louisiana have consented to speak at the dedication, as also has Gov. Deneen. The orator of the day will be W. J. Calhoun. "Rough on Rabbits" Ignited. The discovery has been made tha recent great bush fires in New South Wales and Victoria were caused by phosphorus paste, laid out to kill rabbits. As soon as the mixture dried, the sun's rays set fire to it Coffee and Cigars Free. In a dry goods store in Blackpool, England, is "a comfortable smoke room, where gentlemen accompanying ladies will find coffee and cigars free, of charge." lit; k. fv .r "5 t - fr , - - - x