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THE RECORD. IOCHB. NBVADA. NEWS SUMMARY. It la said the Russia has bought An ttony J. Drexet's fine steam yacht Margarito. paying $650,000. The Fall River cotton manufacturers have rejected the proposition (or arbl tratlon by the National Civic Federa Hon. Mora than 1.000,000 Christmas treoi were taken from the aidea of the Qreen mountains to supply the waits of New fork and Boston. dispatch from Sydney, N. 8. W. announces that two British warships have sailed for the Tonga Islands with the Intention of annexing them. Nellie Tracy and May Johnson were found dead In their room In a lo Iglng house In San Francisco. They bad been accidentally asphyxiated by gas. The steamboat Robert E. Lee struck snag near Craighead Point, Tenn., and sank In shallow water. All of the passengers and crew were takeycfMn aaiety. Secretary Wilson has appointed EX H. Webster of Kansas, chief of th dairying division of the department of agriculture, to succeed the late Major Henry E. Alvord. Four more deaths from wood alco hol have been reported from the mouth of the Beaver river, In Kentucky, mak ing a total of ten deaths. Two more are said to be dying. . Secretary Shaw baa transmitted to the house a request from Secretary Wilson for a deficiency appropriation of 115.000 to eradicate scabies In heep and mange In cattle. I King Peter of Servla has signed the new press law, which practically abol tshes freedom of the press in Servla, though aimed principally at the anti dynaatio and opposition papers. The governor of Moscow has offic ially condemned the resolution of the Moscow town council December 12, advocating popular control of the gov ernment and freedom of the press and of meeting. Tho Pltcalrn Island cruising cutter ha been wrecked. Mr. Coffin, one of tho passengers, was drowned. Three young men managed to make their es cape by swimming eight miles in rough tea. Several newspapers of Copenhagen charge War Minister Madsen with per mltting Danish gun factories to manu facture arms for Russia. It is ex pected that the Incident will cause torm in parliament. Dr. Leroy S. Chadwlck and his wife, Mrs. Cassle L. Chadwick, have been jointly indicted by the grand jury at Cleveland, O., on the charge of having forged and uttered a 15.000,000 note signed Andrew Carnegie. A courier from Alcazar, about 160 miles northeast of Tangier, says thai tribesmdq have surrounded Alcazar and threaten to sack the town unless the French consul and one British sub ject are handed over to them. A gang of bell-boys, organized to steal the property of guests In the downtown hotels, has been discovered by the police of Chicago, and money and jewelry amounting to nearly $1,000 has been found in their possession. A fund to be used for prizes for the best papers on the subject of the rela tions of the United States with the Latin-American republics has been given to Columbia university by John Barrett, American minister to Panama. The victorious forces have entered the city of Ascunslon, Paraguay, and met with an enthusiastic reception. General Caballero and other politicians will leave the coutnry, it is said, not, however, under sentence of banish ment. Military critics in St. Petersburg do not attach vital Importance to the cap ture of the north fort of Kekwan mountain. They declare It is not part of the main line of defenses of Port Arthur and therefore without influence on the fate of the fortress. Fred Jones, a clerk In a store at Newfane, N. Y., shot and killed Mrs. Llbby Goodrich and Constable William Gray, and the shot himself fatally. The constable had been called to ar rest Jones at Mrs. Goodrich's request, when the tragedy occurred. Ten thousand idle men in South Chicago will have employment on the day following New Years. The two largest mills of the Illinois Steel com pany will be started then, and the en tire steel plant, for the first time in months, will hum with Industry. It is said that a steamship company composed of Norwegians and Ameri cans will soon be incorporated with a capital of $2,500,000. It is the purpose of the incorporators to operate a line of steamships between ports of Swe den and Norway and New York. I. E. Christian, a leading corpora tion lawyer, was shot and killed at Oceana, W. Va., by Ken Canterbury, who escaped to the mountains. A posse is in pursuit Canterbury oper ated a blind tiger, and has been in dicted through Christian's efforts. It is officially reported that the at torney general who has been examin ing the Dreyfus case has decided to recommend a retrial before a court martial. This, It is added, Is subject to the approval of the court of cassa tion which meets In February next The cities of Schleswlg-Holsteln are arranging to purchase and present Emperor. William and Empress Augusta Victoria at tbelr ap proaching silver wedding anniversary the house in Hamburg in which the empress spent a number of her child hood years. rUH TO INSTALL PEABODY LEGISLATURE TO TAKE HAND IN ELECTION CONTE8T. Plane Formulated Which, If Carried Out, Will Result In the Defeat of Adams and the Selection of Peabody to the Governorship. According to advices from Denver, tf the Fifteenth general assembly ol Colorado, which is to meet on Wed nesday, January 4, shall effectuate th plans formulated by the managers ol the Republican post election campaign, Governor James II. Peabody may serve as chief executive of Color ail c for two years more, despite the fact that Alva Adams still has nearly 10.00C plurality since the votes of Ave Den- ver precincts were thrown out bodily by order of the supreme court in con sequence of frauds exposed In con tempt proceedings against election of ficials. There will be a Republican majority of thirty or more in the general as sembly which will canvass the vot for state offices. It Is proposed to have the general assembly appoint a spe cial contest committee of nine to twelve members to which will be sub mitted the evidence of wholesale elec tion frauds in Denver and possibly some other counties which the Repub lican committees have been collecting ever since the election. The Republican managers maintain that with the fraudulent vote of Den ver eliminated, Governor Peabody will have at least 7,000 plurality in this county and 2,000 in the state. These politicians do not Intend tbat the legal votes shall be sifted from the illegal and then counted or tbat the leglsia ture shall reject the entire vote ol Denver county, because to do thli would not accomplish their purpose to reseat Governor Peabody, but they propose that about 100 Democrats precincts shall be thrown out on th ground of alleged frauds and that th vote of the Republican precincts shall be counted. They assert that the su preme court has established a prece dent for such a procedure. The radical programme Is opposed by some conservative Republican lead ers, Including Judge N. Walter Dixon of Pueblo, and Dr. John Grass of Trini dad, and until the legislature meets and takes action it cannot be known certainly whether Peabody or Adams will be governor for the next two years. The Democratic leaders are prepar ing to contest vigorously the attempt to reseat Peabody. Bi-partisan mass meetings are to be held In Denver, Pueblo and other cities to protest against the line of action mapped out for the legislature by the Republican leaders. BOLD ATTACK BY JAPANESE. Capture Trench After Trench, But Are Finally Beaten Back. A message from Port Arthur de scribes a Japanese attack the evening of December 22 with a light column of 500 and many machine guns on the northern defenses. They dashed along the railway, carrying treiyb. after trench, and succeeded In reach ing the watercourse beneath Payui sean mountain, when the Russian ar tillery worked terrible execution. A fierce bayonet fight occurred at midnight. A strong Russian force advanced eastward ol Payuisean mountain, threatening the retreat of the Japanese, who, after a desperate struggle, retired to the north, leaving several machine guns, 300 rifles and eighty prisoners. It Is estimated that they lost 600 killed. The Japanese baited near the ceme tery, and, finding that both their flanks had carried all the works form ing the outlylrg range of the main forts, they entrenched on a small hill near Etse mountain, under a severe enfilading fire, which caused them heavy losses. DISAGREED OVER WEDDING. Before Making Up With Girl, Young Man Killed Himself. At the coroner's inquest over the re mains of Howard Fenn at Broken Bow, a young business man who killed him self, testimony was given that he was to have been married to Mrs. Stevens of Lincoln the day he committed sui cide. The two had disagreed as to whether the cermony should be at York or Lincoln. Penn Is a son of the commandant of the soldiers' home at Mllford, Neb. TWO TRAINS COLLIDE. Causing Many Families to Spend Sor rowful Christmas Day. Two passenger train collided on the Southern railway, Saturday night, one passenger and six employes being killed, and two passengers and six em ployes being Injured. The colllwlon occurred between Mount Carmel, Ills., and Princeton, lnd., and, according to the Southern railway men, was caused by the failure of the operator at Browns, Ills., to deliver to the east bound train an order naming a meet ing point for tho trains. A Second Pocahontas. Like the ctory of Pocahontas and Captain Join- Smith reads the remark able narrative of Sergeant Joseph Falrhlll of tne Twelfth United States cavalry, now stationed at Manila, in a letter to a cousin In Philadelphia. Falrhlll was captured by the Gad denes, an unsubdued tribe of north western Luzon; condemned to death as a saciiflce to a tribal god, and finally rescued by the chiefs daugh ter, who fled with him to Manila and was there married to hlnr after she had embraced Christintty. An Unlucky Rabbit Foot. A man gave Frederick Staples of Farmstead the left hind foot of a rab bit, solemnly vowing that the rabbit was shot in a cemetery at midnight. While Staples was dressing the rab bit's foot dropped out of his pocket without his knowledge. His wile en tered the room and stepped on the "mascot" Feeling it soft, furry and yielding tu her tread, she jumped In fright, shrieking: "Mouse! Mouse! help, mouse!" Sad to say. Mrs. Sta ples fell and broke her leg. She will be in bed fur six weeks at least. ANOTHER UPRI8INQ IN 8AMAR. Pulajanas on the Warpath, and Boys In Blue Asked for Reinforcements. Secretary Tafl has received a cable tram message irom Governor Wright at Manila In response to his Inquiry In regard to the recent uprising of the Pulajanas, Dolores, Samar. Governor Wright's message Is as follows: "With reference to your telegrma of December 21. I regret to say tbat General Corbln's report of the attack on and the loss of detachments of scouts at Oras and Dolores, Is correct Pulajanas have left the west and the north sides of Samar and becomes ac tive on the east coast, which Is vir tually without harbor and very diffi cult of access during prevalence of the existing monsoon. Orders were given some time ago to strengthen all detachments on the east coast, but unfortunately this was delayed by wreck and loss of the coast guard boat, carrying a hundred or more of the constabulary. The men were saved, but the delay in sending another coast guard boat to the rescue resulted In leaving these small detachments at Oras and Do lores Isolated and the consequent loss. All east coast stations have been heavilv reinforced and we are still sending men by my direction. General Allen (chief of constabulary) leu nere (Manila) two weeks ago to take per sonal charge of affairs In Samar. I am still further reinforcing him with constabulary and am consulting with General Corbin, who, if necessary, will aid ug with troops. DUEL IN 8TREET. Large Crowd Witnesses Pistol Fight That Ends Fatally. A fatal duel was fought in West Farms, Borough of the Bronx, between two Italians. Fully 200 people saw the battle, which occurred In the street at the terminus of a trolley line. Many weve within a few feet of the combatants, but ran away screaming. The duelists alighted from a trolley car after a quarrel. Both drew re volvers, backed apart and began shooting without preliminaries. Sev eral shots had been fired when one nf the men - fell with a bullet through the head. A policeman ar rived at tne moment ana gave cua to the uninjured Italian. Several llm tho nffliws fired at the fugitive. who finally fell and was captured, but showed no wounds. The cause of the duel was not learned. RAID BY STARVING BEARS. Invade Towns on East Coast of tho Kamchatkan Peninsula. Captain Thwtug of the steamer Harold Dollar, which) has returned from the eastern coast of Siberia, tells of an invasion of the cities and vil lages on the east coast of the Kam chatka peninsula by hundreds of starving Siberian bears. The ferocious animals, driven from iha mountain hv huncer. made their way to the Inhabited regions of the coast and for days kept the natives in a state of geml-slers. In Usta-Kara-tchatka, a small town near the city of Petropavlovsk, 150 of the savage brutes were shot In a single day, as thev roamed among the houses In search of food. 8ANTA WAS RESPONSIVE. Gifts Showered on Child Who Poked Letter In Fire Alarm Box. What was thought to be an alarm of fire In Palerson, N. J., was only a ring for Santa Claus. Margaret Seal's father having uo work, the child looked forward to a gloomy Christ mas until she hit upon the expedient of writing to Santa. She poked the letter in a fire alarm box. Her hand struck the key and soon the street mra. Hiioii with flrempn and enelnes. Residents of Carleton Hill made up a Christmas basket and sent u to tne girl's home. Clearing Up Murder Mystery. W. J. Bodnr of Butte, a wealthy butcher, believes lhat the remains ol a woman found dead on Cutler moun tain near Colorado Springs, Colo., two weeks ago, were those of his wife, whe eloped from there six weeks ago. About the time she left a former em ployee of the husband, who had been discharged, also disappeared. Bodno is now suing for divorce. UDon leaving the woman arevt $1,300 from the bank and took It with her. She also took two small children. Had Narrow Escape. A portion of the Arcadia Powder company's works at Waverley, N. S., blew up and the concussion shook the country and broke windows for twen ty miles around. Fortunately no ons was killed or seriously injured, al though ten of the employees who had just left the powder works when th explosion took place, were thrown vio lently to the ground and stunned. Th plant Is situated a mile outside ol Waverley, yet every wmaow in tne town was broken. Used Gasoline for Kerossne Wllhelm Schultx has been fatally burned and his wife and three chil dren are dead as a result of a gasolln explosion In their home near Guymon Okla. The family recently homesteaded a claim in Beaver county, coming di rect from Germany They could not speak Er-gllsh. Going to a store fot coal oil, the father made signs which tho merchant Interpreted to mean gaa oline. The mother held the lamp with the wick lighted while the father flllei the lamp with gasoline. A terrible ex plosion followed Nan's 8ddest Christmas Nan Patterson,' the former actress, accused .of the murder of Caesar Young, passed a gloomy Christmas in the Tombs. She had anticipated cele brating her release from Imprison ment with her lamily In Washington, and the fact that she 'will probably have to undergo another trial made this Christmas the saddest of her life. Miss Patterson was sent an elaborate dinner by one of her counsel, but she ate little and wept continuously. She was somewhat composed later in the day by a long letter from her mother. ft Him. By JOHN R. MUSICK, Aether at "MnUclM Mr. Hwsri, "Tke Dark traotw." "Charlie AHiotiU't DmM." Bte. OwrrtsM, Uwr, if (Man Bosan'i som. CHAPTER VIII.(Contlnud.) "Touf cried Captain Falrweather sharply. "Yes. If she sails for Juneau from Seattle In the 'President' I will sail - n n , t it.. -n.nMnnt ' " "Wouia not your presence awaken her suspicion T" "Why should It? Everybody Is go ing to the Klondyke now, and why not I a well?" "That's so." with a craning swallow which ended In a bow. "Seems all right Plan la a good one, but It will be very uncomfortable to you. "I am willing to undergo all the dis comforts when it is a matter of sucn Importance." said Lackland. "I want two more faithful, trusty men. Men who will go wherever I send them obey every order I give, and keep ldll tongues In tbelr heads. Money Is no object" "WelL well!" said the captain, wink ing and rubbing bis hands gleefully; "that's talking to the mark; that is talking just as I like to hear a gentle- ma " 'What la your price?" asked Lack land, his pale, white face almost quiv ering In his Intensity. "Well, they come high." "I expect to pay high for them, How much do you want for finding two such men for me in the next twelve hours?" With a wink and another craning neck and swallowing bow, he gasped: "One thousand dollars." "I take you up; go bring them at once." "Meet 'em at my boat at midnight to-night" "I will do It and the money Is yours as soon as they are secured." CHAPTER IX. Paul's Departure From Metlakahtla. Paul Miller's discovery that the white man prospecting on the Uland was one of the men who had captured the hermit, and beyond doubt one of the four who had robbed him, for a moment deprived htm of speech. He had his own reasons for not wishing to be recognized by the man who had robbed him and attempted his lite. He also bad strong reasons for wishing to have him held a prisoner. He be lieved the man could unfold the whole story of the robbery and mystery of the hermit and determined to make hist do so before leaving the island. After a tew moments the babel of voices without ceased, and the crowd gathered near the house began to dis perse. The thought then occurred to his mind that the prisoner, having been arrested for trespassing, might be released on his solemn promise never to return. With this new dan ger In his mind he started toward the door, when he was met by Father Dun can. "What have they done with the pris oner T" he asked anxiously. "He has been sent to the prison to be detained for a while until certain mysteries) with which he is connected are cleared ap," said the old man. "Father Duncan, do you think the feBow is secure? Do you think there is ao daagec of his escape?" "None whatever. My Indiana are very watchful and careful They will ehee- sie to the letter." "Then let us sit here and compare aetes for a few moments." He seated himself by the old mis sionary and told him of his rescue by the mysterious old man of the moun tains whom he had called the hermit Then he told of the capture of the her mit and concluded with: "lila man was one of the three who seised the good old man and took him away from the cavern." The Interest of good Father Duncan increased, and he shook his head, say ! "This is certainly very, very strange." "There is a mystery In it all which I am unable to solve. I cannot com prehend who this strange hermit can be, unless he is the captain to whom yon refer." "It looks very much as If the unfor tunate man was the beloved captain whose mysterious disappearance has occasioned so much distress." Paul remembered the story which the ea -sailor, Glum Ralston, had told hist of his captain, and also recalled to bis recollection the mysterious wal rus hide. His anxiety to escape from the Island and return to the Klondyke, where bis friends were, was more than over-balanced by a desire to learn something of the motives of the trespasser. "Mr. Duncan, will your friends see that he does not escape?" 'There Is little danger of bis doing so," Father Duncan answered. "My friends are kind and Christian men. yet they have by no means lost their native watchfulness." Paul had ample proof. In time, of the danger of over-confidence. The third night after his visit to the jail he was awakened by a loud noise In the direction of the little wharf. There came the report of a gun, something rarely heard at Metlakah tla, and he leaped from his bed hur riedly dreesed and ran out upon the street At last he met Father Dun can, whom be found as calm and firm as usual. 'What has happened, Father Dun can?" he asked. 'Alas! my son, you were all too good a prophet Tbe prisoner has escaped. The wicked are ever cun ning and watchful, and Satan sleeps not" Paul gave utterance to a groan, sank upon a large stone at the side of the road and bowed bis head In his hands. One more hope, and, in fact, aoout the last hope he had, was gone. Paul remained two weeks longer with the Metlakahtlas, and then de cided to leave his dusky friends and start for the Klondyke. Father Duncan selected four stout young Indians to accompany him. The Indians were well supplied with provisions suitable for crossing the mountains, and he and his escort were provided with dried meat and compressed bread and hardtack. The four Indians selected for Paul's party were stout young fellows, in ured to hardship and danger. They were strong, brave and faithful. The instructions given them by the old missionary were carefully listened to and they promised to carry them out to the letter. There la always something en chanting in a great, deep forest with its tall trees clothed In moss and solemn depths which seem to speak of divinity. At night In the forest adds to the gloom, the solemnity and awfulness of tbe scene. A camp fire in the great northern woods, with Its rocks and cliffs. Its moss-covered trees, has something grand in it Gathered about a camp .fire built at tbe base of the mountain range were five persons Paul Miller and his four Christian Indians. It had been a long, hard day's travel, and the poor fellows were almost exhausted. It was only Paul's Indomitable will driving him on to more than super-human energies that kept him on his feet. He bad aban doned all hope of finding the men who had robbed him, and now he longed to get back to the Klondyke, take another fortune from the frozen earth, and return to Laura and his mother. The faces which ever seemed to smile at him from the smoke and darkness gave him courage and hope. "It has been a long time since I wrote to them," he thought "They have no doubt given me up for dead How sad to cause them grief, and all through a mischievous yet truthful message v Itten In a fit of delirium!" He was suddenly roused from his painful reverie by the falling and roll ing of a great stone down upon and across tbe camp fire, scat tering the burning brands in every direction. The great, round bowlder passed within a few Inches of where Paul sat and between two of the In dians, but fortunately did not touch any one. Tbe stone was heavy enough to crush out life or break bones bad it struck one. Paul leaped to his feet and the In dians started up with exclamations of fear. "From whence came that stone?" cried an Indian. Paul's first suspicion tbat some con vulsion of the earth had shaken the stone loose from the mountain side and sent it thundering down the cliff upon tbem, but there had been no perceptible quaking. While he was still trying to dis cover the cause, there came another object rolling down the steep descent mingled with dirt, fine stones and snow. It semed a great dark ball, from which there Issued a human cry. It rolled to Paul's feet and stopped. H seized one of the burning brands and held It so the flame threw the light upon the face of the stunned and half-insensible man, who sat stupidly gazing about him. The sud den and unexpected advent of this stranger was enough to startle the campers and disturb their wits. The Indians, starting to their feet, stared at him In amazement Paul was first to recover his speech. He cried: "Throw the wood on the fire!" They obeyed, and the light flashed up, throwing out a broad red glare on the scene which illumined the dirt-be-grimmed face of the man who had tumbled down the cliff. Paul, starting back, said: 'It Is the escaped prisoner, tbe ab ductor the robber and perhaps murderer." He seized one of the In dian's muskets and raised it to brain the scoundrel, but two stout Metla kahtlas seized him and said: 'Nay, brother, Thou shalt not kill!" The mas who had so suddenly fall en Into their midst was rapidly re gaining his faculties and by this time able to speak.' He growled an oath and rubbed the side of his bead. "Where did you come from?" ask ed Paul. 'From aloft on the cliff," he an swered. "What were you doing up there V "Tryln' to cross. Was any harm In that?" 'I recognize you as one of the men who robbed me." "Mate, yer off yer course when ye accuse me o' doln' that." 'You are one of the two men who seized your captain a few years since and have made away with him." 'Yer on the wrong tack again. mate. I hain't done notbln' o' the kind, I tell ye." "Where Is your captain?' "Don't know." Paul determined to keep a close watch on the rascal and conduct him across the mountains to the camp on the Klondyke, where punishment would be meted out to him according to frontier ideas of justice. Paul bound his arms behind his back and told him to sit In front of the fire. The nlgbt passed guarding the prisoner by turns, and when the day dawned he was still among them. Breakfast over and they began to prepare to ascend the mountain. It had snowed considerable during the night, but toward morning It changed to a rain and later In the day a sleet The ascent became every moment more and more dicicult. About every one hundred paces they came to mountain torrents, fed by the gla ciers, and augmented by recent rain falls, which they had to wade, the cold water often coming above their knees. After struggling up a steep ascent of twenty-five or thirty feet they were often forced from sheer exhaustion to rest for a moment, but when they stopped ever so short a time the piercing wind cut them to the mar row, chilled them to the bone and they were compelled to continue tbelr course to keep from chilling to death. When evening came they were on tbe other side of the mountain in a valley wet, shivering and benumbed with cold. They bad no tent nor. shelter, save the lowering heavens from above. Some dry pine and scrub oak wood was collected and a fire kindled. They all gathered about it to dry their bedraggled garments and warm their shivering bodies. They had just made a supper on dried salmon, moose meat and hard tack, when they were startled to see an old man with long white hair and beard standing on a slight elevation not far away, gazing at them. He wore a seal-skin cap, which shaded bis face, but not too much for htm to be recognized by all the camp. "The captain!" cried the Metlak ahtlas. 'Tbe hermit!" exclaimed Paul. The prisoner gave utterance to a curse and was bounding away when a blow from tbe hermit's staff sent him staggering to the earth. Paul Miller started quickly toward the hermit, saying: "Where are you from?" The old man gave him a piercing look and answered: "I am from everywhere, which means nowhere. This Is precious fine company you keep!" He clutched bis stout staff as Paul approached and warned him not to come too close. "I will strike you as I did your companion If you come too near me," he added, In a voice made ferocious by long years of suffering and disap pointment Paul halted and gazed at him In amazement Tbe old man at last said: "I have been cheated, deceived, betrayed and lied to until I have about lost faith In all men. Can I trust you now?' "Do you know those men?" asked Paul, pointing to tbe Melakabtlas. "It you know them, you must know they can be trusted." "Yes, they are brothers, but they have been deceived as often as L" One of the Indians approached the hermit and addressed him In his native tongue. The old man answer ed In the same language and grasped his hand. Though Paul could not understand a word of what was said. ke knew from their manner and ges tures that It bad some relation to the man on the ground. After a long conversation with the Metlakahtla tbe hermit approached the fire. His face was very grave, and his brow lowered when he gazed upon the prisoner. The mien of tbe prisoner had been defiant until be met the glance of the hermit, then bis countenance fell, and his eyes were upon the ground. "Ned Padgett," said the hermit 'you will some day receive the re ward you so much merit; you will die a dog's death yet" The ruffian gave a sneering chuckle, but made no answer. 'Have you lived long in Alaska?" asked Paul, trying to draw the eld man into conversation, t - Yes." 'How many years?" 'A great many." (To be continued.) FREAK DINNERS A FAD. Entertainments Where Guests Cook for Themselves. Freak dinners are a fad. An op dlnary dinner has lost Its charm foi some people who go out much during the season, and now that Paris has s4 Its seal of approval on the Corlnthlaa dinner at which everyone Is obliged to cook something, New Yorkers aad Chlcagoans will select this form ol entertainment as a diversion. In a studio a few weeks ago the wlfs of an artist gave one of these cook ing parties to a dozen guests whe knew nothing of the fun In store fot them when they arrived at the house. The studio was arranged with a long table holding a chafing dish for each person, with some particular viand be fore It ready to be cooked. Each guest received a chefs cap and apron, and In a short time the dishes were bubbling end simmering In a promis ing fashion. When the meal was cooked It was served by the men, who acted as tht waiters. Strangely enough, the din ner In every particular was a success But cooking has become such a fad of late that It Is considered quits, smart to know bow to cook some par ticular dish In a chafer. The bach elor apartment feasts, at which th host acts as cook, have increased ths desire for culinary knowledge, as these occasions prove very enjoyabls to those used to more formal enter talnlng. ONE PAINTER'8 HAPPY LIFE. Mind of William Blake Filled With Lofty Thoughts. William Blake, the noet and nalnt. er, whose delicate and mystical work, both In words and on canvas, was quite unlike that of any other man, had a singularly happy life. It was full of discouragement and greatly cramped by poverty, but of this bs seemed to take no account His mind was always filled with lofty and beau tiful thoughts, and this world seemed to him but the entrance to a nobler state of existence. One day. wben he was an nM mm a little girl was brought to him. He looked at her tenderly, stroked her long curls, and said: "My child, may God make thin world as beautiful to you as It has been to me." He bad not been well for m. inn. time before his death. When his old friend, the artist Fiaxman. died. Blake said: I thought I should ro first I 'ran. not think of death as more than a-nlnv out of one room Into another." A little mre than a year after th.t he died. On the day of his death h composed and uttered songs In praise oi uoa, so sweet tnat his wife, as she stood by, was enraptured by them. My beloved." he said to hr "ih are not mine. No, they are not mine!" An Iron Serpent Experiments are belnr mmia in n. many with a railway engine of a new form and a train encased In steel plates, so that it resembles an iron erpem ana attains a speed of eighty to ninety miiej an hour. Th fr the engine is pointed. Millet's House to Come Down. The Parl mami.. w,,,- .. ui muiec, tne creator of "The Angelus," Is being tMrn n.r . .. - """" uim room lor modern fiats. It was one of the landmarks of uw iitoca capital. ' i FLAYING THI BASS DRUm" Takes Muslolan to Handls the Inttry, men Properly. "The bass drummer Is one of the most Important member of a bM " said David I Clark, of Chicago, at it'. Plankington. -I am selling " m,,! Instruments, and I tell yog that th. music furnished by a band depends i! much upon the quality and playlnt rf the big bass drum as upon the quilt, and playing of any one Instrument The host bass drummer In the worM to-day la a Philadelphia maa-I calu not think of his name just now though I know it as well as I know mv own and he gets as high a salary!, any musician in the world who 1, no a soloist The beat of the bass drum is tbe very backbone of music, if u Is in the least uncertain or waverln. the rest of the band will be uncertall and wavering and the result would b. discord. There is a great difference In drums, too. It depends upon th. material and tbe workmanship ta manufacture.. A poor drum may hY will soon become dead and flat, while the right tone for a short time, but it a good Instrument will, like a violin. Improve with ago." Milwaukee wi consln. Found at Last Hensley, Ark.. Deo. 26th. fUnt.n Tbat a sure cure for Backaoh. be a priceless boon to the people, n4 especially me women or America, Is admitted by all Interested In medical matters, and Mrs. Sue wnu.m this place la certain she has ioua la Dodd's Kidney Pills the long looked for cure. "I am 38 years old." Mrs. wtm.. says, "and I have suffered with the Backache very much for h. or four years. ! have been treated oy good pnysicians and got no relief, but thanks to God, I have found a oure it last and It is Dodd's Kldner Pill. I have taken only one box and It has done me more good than all th doc tors In three or four years. I waat all sufferers from Backache to know that they can get Dodd's Kidney Fill and get well." Backache Is one of the first irran. toms of Kidney Disease. Guard against Bright s Disease or Rheumatism it curing it with Dodd's Kidney Pills. Thick Walls of Mexican House. The outside walls of many of th houses in Mexico are from three feet to alx feet thick, to withstand earth quake shocks. 5100 Reward, $100. Tka natteri of this bktmf will K nUeMit w thaU thr 1t U lewtoo dreaded due tati.icfeac bu boon Bbl to cur la all tu atagai, an Utuii Catarrb. Hall'a Catarrh Curt la tb 001 potm? cure bow koown to tha tntdlual fratcrnltf. Catarrh twlnf a cofiMftutlona) dl . raqulraa a flruuMM llooal treatment. Hall'a Caiarrb Cure li taltaa la teroalty, aotlntf direct) jr upuo tbe blood and nuaoat lurfacea of tbe rutam, thareb? datro1aff taa fouDdatton of tbe dleaea, and (Wtof tha aattaal treactb by butldlof up the eomiltuMon aad aailtt lnT nature 1b daliiii Ita work. Tha roDrtewn hare ao much faith In It curative power that Uteretttf On Hundred Dollar fur aor eeae tbat U f aUl t cure, fiend for llatnf testlnitralali, Addrew r. J. CHKNKT h CO., Tolede, 0. old by all Druffffau, Take fleU'a Famti riUa for oao.tlpe.ttoo. Different In th Sexes. Mn always like) to mak out tbat they're a little worse than th.jr art, and women tbat they are a ilttla bet ter. TEA is deeper than coffee; takes time to get at the full mean ing of tea. WrlH for our Xoo1lr ttok, 1. SoUKta Oraptnr, Sao rrftootMo. Copenhagen's Largs Deer Park. Copenhagen has the largest enclos ed deer park of any city In tbe world. Ita area is about 4.200 acres. TEA Which is the better, and which is the worse, at your house, tea or coffee ? Ymt froMr ratiurM roar bwmt If 7 tat M SohmiBfl Joke of th End Man, Wben may a nan be consider! to b really over head and eari is debt? When he owes for bis wlf. TEA Moneyback: tea insur ance: free insurance: coiti you nothing: costs nobody anything. Your (racer rrtnrat jour owr If J UktBckllltnc'ilMt. Various Trades In London. Aninir in the latest returns ... i 7SK distinct trades bls carried on In London and its luburt TEA Good tea goes far to make J common food luxurio" Costs perhaps nothing aftal Tour rrooflr rtumt yoir mony iff9 Uka Schilling'! Bmc Can Strive to Do mi- ,1 ii mav do the wroni thing even dy of our lives, yet now the less should we get up each mors- !ng determined to do the r.gm- TEA Do you know the differ ence? tea and tea? tannin and tea? herb-tea and tea? Writ for oir Xno.lwlf Book, A. Ooaipwr, Sa rtanelMO. Blander. There is hardly anything more ue ful to a woman tlian a telephone she has a secret to keep. New Tor Press. Many ChUdrtr) re Sloklf. Mother Gray's Sweet Powders lorCTi used by Mother Gray.a nurse In CtuoV Home, New York, ean1tferi'!mff'fat. ache, Stomach Troubls, Teething orders, Break up Colds aid Destroy Atall DruWists' ,85c. SaBplemUr5V Address Allen a Olmsttd, LeBT' ' 8pend More for Drink. n. i.. Mil Of Unlted States is Increasing.