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SHE AND HER PARENTS.
There's a house a fvr miles from the city I frequently linger utside: Tis the home of a maid who is pretty, A maid I would like for my bride. I fear that I never tliall win her, Sly passion is hopeless and mute. I'm sure that her parents would skin her If they thought that she smiled on my ' suit. Xler eyes are the purest and brightest That ever encouraged a hope; Her skin is the softest and whitest That ever shed luster on soap; Iler hair is the richest and goldcst That ever a hairdresser dressed; And her parents arc surely the coldest A heroine ever possessed. Her voice, it's a mezzo-soprano. Would make even Fatti afraid. And the way that she plays the piano Puts Rubinstein quite in the shade. More perfect she is than perfection; Resign her 1 can't and I won't! And she looks upon me with affection. But her pa rents -oh, bother them! don't. They intend her to marry a tille; They want to address her, "Your grace" They've made up their minds this is vital, Which scratch" me out of the race. Nor do I. in theory. Maine them; She's worthy a duke. 1 aver; It's true I'd be pr-zied to name them A duke who is worthy of her. Oh. I knovv she's beyond and above me; I deserve to be hung. I'm aware. For presuming to think she eould love me, But I don't altogether despair. For my heart undergoes an expansion When I think, what I'll toll you about. Of that night win n I called at her man sion And her parents, (Jod bless them, were out. When I think of the way she received me. Of the way and the words that I spoke; Of the way that she blushed and believed me; Of the sixpence we solemnly broke; Of the mutual hopes we confided. As we blended our voices in sons'. And that rapturous kiss we divided Well, her parents ran go to Hong Kons! Idler. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. Dragging itself westward across the dreary plains of Ftah. the overland train, from a vantage point in the sky, looked like a small horsehair snake crawling over the earth's jurface. The earth almost the air-was white with the heat of the summer sun. All was vastness, immensity, silence, loneliness; ohc.ve. the flawless blue; below, those seemingly illimitable plains of reddish yellow, streaked v. ith alkali white, that swam back and forth before the eyes In parallel lines until far off they melt ed into a long. low stretch of shivering light, the mocking water mirage at the b.sc of the mountain range hundreds of miles away. Encompassed within that horizon there r. as no thing of life except within that desultory moving train. Stocked in the emigrant or third-class car of the train was a crowd of tired, miserable and dirty people. They looked out listlessly at the passing landscape, or stuoidly at each other, or twisted themselves Into all sorts of uncomfortable positions on the hard wooden seats in vain efforts to secure a little sleep. Perhaps the most unpre possessing of them all was n dark featured, roughly dresced man. Beside him was a very little girl In a blue dress. His lowering, repellent face had a scowl upon it which suggested the convict or the desperado, but he . was neither. The scowl and the un conscious sneer about his ugly mouth were born simply of a long and thor oughly fruitless struggle with misfor tune. Although pretty. It was easily to be seen that the little girl was his child. She was the solitary ray of sunshine hi that railway steerage. Kven the dull faces of the people In the ear took on an expression of tenderness when they looked at her, for she had cheered them during the last three weary days with her Joyous laughter and nurry play. Just now sue was lyin.g asleep on the breast of the ill-favored looking man, one chbby hand pressed against his rouifl. unshaven cheek. It was un necessary to ask If the child had a mother. She was a momentous factor In a mighty problem to the man whose arm was about her and whose knit brows aud troubled face showed how hard It was he studied It. A crazy letter had come to him across the continent, and he had left the tenements of New York to try and reach tho golden land of California, lie had' started with hard ly suiheient money to take himself and child more than half the distance, but he h."d a confused sort of an idea that hi v.ojld in some way reach his desti nation. 7'etter it was, at all events, than to remain in the noisome Hester street den, where, without work or the prospect of any, his little sum of money would soon be g me. The station to which his scanty purse had enabled him to buy a ticket for himself and child had been passed hours before, and he was wondering how eKn the conductor of the train would discover the shameless imposition he was practicing upon the railway com pany. He had not much longer to wait, for presently the autocrat of the train. In a hurried passage through the car, stepped suddenly before him and glanced at the check in his hat. "Hello! Where are you going?" The man looked up In what wa In tended as an humble, respectful and piteous appeal, but bis lip curled up over his teeth like that of a harried dog. He could not help it His voice wu mild enough, though, as he said: "I am going to California, sir, with my little girl." The man's looks seemed to Irritate the not too e?en temper of the railway official. "You are, eh? Well, where's your ticket for Hie rest of the way?" "If you would please let me go through the train with my little girl," replied the unfortunate one. falterlngly, "I think I could raise the money." The baby girl was now wide awake, her big, round, dark eyes fixed wonder Ingly upon the conductor. "Go through the train? Not much. Third-class passengers stay In this car. You get off at the next station." said the conductor In a voice of fierce warn ing as he passed on. The man looked despairingly around at his fellow passengers. There was a glimmering of sympathy and pity for him In some of their woe-begone faces, but there was little money In their pockets even If they desired to help him. In about an hour the conductor came Into the car again and pave the bell rope a vicious pulL The engine re sponded with two short whistles and gradually the train slackened its speed and stopped. "Come, now, you get off here," said the conductor roughly; "we're behind time already, and you want to hurry about It" Again the man's lip curled in an ugly way, but he made no answer, except to gather up the few paper bundles of bread and meat on the seat before him. Then taking his child In his arms, he followed the conductor to the platform and stepped off the train. Before It was under way again, however, a hu mane hrakeman on the last step called out to him: "Say, partner, ther a'n't nothin here. This Is only a flag station. The east bound'll be along In a few hours. Stop her and board her. The conductor on that train'll let you on. It's a shame to put that kid off In such a place!" In truth, little about the place iudl- j cated a railway station. There was a little closed sentry box looking affair beside the track, and fifty yard behind it the remains of an old dugout. Not even a trail showed when It was that any human being had visited the spot. And around the dreary waste of bil lowy plains and the burning sun over head. In the rear oftbe centry box its pro jecting roof had cast a little shade, and here the man sat down upon the ground with his child still In his arms. Strange things, for him, came to his eyes tears. The little one looked up at him in a j to a pitiful point. The true-born Chi ptvzzled way, and he hastily brushed h's ! cago man should be taught the same hand across his face and left a broad smudge of railway soot upon his cheek. She clapped her hands and laughed with glee at his funny face. Then thirst came to them that aw ful, torturing, unreasoning thirst which the desert alone can give. The child cried for water and the father left her In the scanty shade and stepped out Into the glaring sun. Neither in the sky nor In the parched ground was there a drop of moisture, and he knew It He returned and tried to comfort her. and then he sat down again, buried his face In his hands and tried to think. The evening was coming on when he rose to his feet with a new resolve. Away off In the far west a thin, al most imperceptible streak of smoke told him that the east-bound train was ap proaching. Near the track he found a. dirty shred of a flag hanging to a stick, and he placed It In the socket of the up right -J3t standing In front of the house. Nervously hl3 Angers fumbled in his pocket3 until he produced the stump of a lead pencil. Picking up a piece of pasteboard he wrote upon it, In great, rough letters: SOMEONE TAKE THIS CniLD SHE HAS NO PARENTS. With a string he placed the placard around the neck of the little irirl. This I done, he took her In his arms, kissed her again and again, pointed to the smoke that was becoming blacker and longer, and told her that water was coming. When the raila began to sing of the approach of the coming train, he placed her near the track, and then ran and hid himself In the dugout From this hiding place he looked out and eagerly watched the child, while the rattle, and clamor, and thunder of the train grew louder In his ears. On It came with a rush and roar, and flew past the station In a gale of wind and dust The man's heart died within him, and then It "beat wildly again. The train had stopped several hundred yard3 past the station and was coming back to the sentry box. The engineer had seen the tattered flag. As the long train rolled slowly back ward curious and Inquiring heads pro truded from the car windows The gold-emblazoned conductor stepped off and looked about him In wonder. Not for several moments did he discover the child. Immediately there was a crowd about It and the placard was passed from hand to hand. A white-jacketed porter came out of a Pullman car and placed a wooden step on the ground before It He was followed by a lady In blick, who descended from the car and joined the throng. A pair of yearn ing, eager, beseeching eyes watched It all from the dugout To the man In hiding It seemed that the determination of his child's fate never would be reach ed. Finally, he saw the lady in black take the child In her arms, kiss it and re-enter the car with It The passen gers scrambled back Into the cars, the conductor waved his hand and the train moved on. Then the father came forth and pnzed longingly at the departing train-gazed at it until It became smaller and small eruntil It became a dot In the plains until It vanished and he knew he was alone. He stretched himself on the baked ground that night to sleep, but eould not Two little stars in the firmament modest little stars very near togeth erreminded him of the eyes of bis child, and he tried to fix his thoughts on them and of her, but It was in vain he cpuld not forget his thirst. The terrible sun rose the next day and looked down upon him as its victim, lie endeavored to eat some of the bre.nl he had saved, but the dry crumbs were torture to his throat. One thing only was there to do to follow the track un til an inhabited station was reached. It might be fifty miles it might be nior. but there was no salvation away from the railroad. He starred off bravelv enough, hi ging eyes fixed on the ever-receding ,. 1, ,1 . . .. . . ! nt "hero hie glistening rails mot in , point the far perspective. mit sometimes his gaze wandered even further on to where it surely seemed that blue-green trees were bathing their feet in cool, still warers. At noon, when resting for awhile, he hoard the rattle of an approaching freight train. Hope welled up within j him as ho stood on the track and made j I . The j l. He ; frantic motions to stop the train trainmen merely laughed at him did net know he had emploved the j rite ruse of tramps. Freight trains ! T 1 raf: o men nr tvimi . . - . were not ror Hie accommodation of such gentry. Nor was it a supposablo case tliat a wayfarer in the desert was un- j provided with food or drink, else why would he be there? After this Iiis progress was very slow. On th third day he came to the end of his journey. He may have been deliri ous or he may have been quite sane. A train stopped for him and took him on board. This they always do when they kill a man. San Francisco Ar gonaut. Sanitary Science in Chicago. The Chicago Inter Ocean sets forth a striking sanitary theory in these words: i Don't spy your drinking water through a microscope. Drink it down and trust to the gay trio juice, just as your fath ers and grandfathers haw done." This advice to Chicago drinkers ought to be accompanied with some notes and com ments. For instance, it should be pointed out that when his grandfather "drank it down" he did not get it out of Lake Michigan. He perhaps got it out of some clear spring in the rocky hills of New England, and that is very different. But this advice to drink it down hardly goes far enough. This merely touching upon tho affectation and ef feminacy of a race of men who are such craven, cowardly fellows as to want pure water narrows the ad vi er contempt for many other modern ideas that he is thus taught for the pitiful no tion that water is better when it i3 clean. For instance, why not teach him that if lie lias his knee shot to pieces In a little dispute with pistols the right thing to do is to lie down and have It cut off. but not to let any fellow come fooling around him with chloroform and such modern nonsense. Just make him lie down and have it. hacked of? and never mind. For that is what hie great-grand-daddy did at the battle ot Monmouth. And then If there Is any small-pox around, kick out of the house all imper tinent fellows that come on vaccination errands; but just emulate your grand daddies and have a good old honest small-pox. and die with it, as he did. New York Journal. The Clock Industry. Tue manufacturers of clocks have not been so busy at any time during several years past as they are at present; the factories devoted to the production of silver-plated ware are running full time, with large complements of opera tives; the watch manufacturers have this year given their hands shorter va cations than usual, and are increasing i their already large forces; tho jewelry manufacturers of Providence, New York, Newark, and other cetiteys ara running their factories to their u lis ort capacity; the importers of art good3, pottery and bric-a-brac are receiving extensive shipments of goods; makers of cut glass are producing many new patterns and are working every fiam in their plants. Tims the aaticipatios of a golden shower during the fall sea son Is evident throughout the manufac turing branches of our industry, and that the manufacturers will not bo dis appointed all signs indicate. Making Vim of Bloomers. One man has found a cure for the bloomer craze. He l-s a shrewd Ver monter, and his wife has been addicted to the bloomer habit for several weeks. In vain he coaxed, expostulated and threatened, but his better half refused to give up her swagger costume. After this sort of urging had gone on for a while, the wife went out for a spin one day clad in her favorite togs. While she was absent her husband sat down to the sewing machine and nvido a pair of bloomers for every hen on the place. He drew them on the hens, and when his wife returned he called her to the barnyard. "They look exactly as you do," he said, "only they are a good deal more graceful." You can depend upon It there were some lively words for a few moments, but the woman has not worn bloomers since, and. what is more, she declares she will never Lo seen in them again. Out of n Ilurial Mound. Near tho battlefield of Marathon, at Ketrona, n prehistoric burial mound recently opened yielded eleven old Mycenaean vases, two of them ftc. and some gold earrings. At a place called Krikella, where the Cauls were driven back by the Greeks In 279 before Christ, and over 20,000 of them slain, a bronze helmet has been found, and at Lycosura the Mosaic floor of the tcmpte of Despolna has been laid bare. In tbe center two life-like lions of natural size are depicted, surrounded by successive ornamental borders. A NOVEL INVESTMENT. STRANGE COMMERCIAL FAITH. How liread Cant Upon the Waters of Trade Comes Back After Many Days Knoriuout Investments in Modern Business Methods What's) i:i a Name? " Trade Marks and Their Defense. If our forefathers could lock down on j modern business methods they would at " " iuuS w the hrst glance conclude trat m,rchautsvere as m:ld a3 M:in modern larch hare. After they had become thoroughly ac quainted with the magnificent systems winch are used by our great railroad cor porations and mammoth trusts, they would conclude that .the age was an age sf magicians, and not of fools. The ma chinery of business has kept pace with the improved machinery of our mills. Iu- deed tho nicrchllIlt of to.day avaii3 uf I:o little machinery in the conduct of his tu til Al I i 1 V i J iL! 1.117 VViiuuvi every-day oliice work. Patented systems of copying, of duplicating, wonderful lei tor "les, and hundreds of neat aids tu ?7 work have multiplied very fast dur- triff the nnst few vin atid withm the last !,,. rp, , , ,- .,,. ! month. Ihe Craphophone has gone into j Rctivp llSft . Wim.s1 llfll(.P, KO that the merchant can dictate all his correspond ence to a machine which records it on a wax-coated cylinder, from which, at a later hour, the typewriter can reproduce It for the mail. The marvelous developments of modern business show more strongly in the matter of advertising than in most other brandi es. Vast sums of money are apparently thrown away in this direction. When a great commercial house spends two hun dred thousand dollars during a single year in newspaper advertising, there is nothing in the inventory at the close of the year which will represent the outlay. j The papers have been printed, distributed, read and again reduced to pulp in the paper mill, while the merchant's good money has been paid to the publishers. Prudent men, eveu of the present gener ation, hardly comprehend it. Thousands shake their heads, and invest their own money in bricks and mortar, feeling as sured that they can depend on possessions which they see rather than invest their money in building up something which to them seems visionary. A true philosopher of the olden time put over his door the legend, "Things in visible deceive not." The bankers ami builders of his day sneered at him as they counted their gold and reared their solid buildings. But he had Scripture for his .varrant, and modern advertisers are the Jirect followers of his philosophy, lie labored to show men that gold might be stolen, buildings might burn, substantial possessions turn to dust and disappoint ment, while skill, education and character, though invisible, could not be stolen nor destroyed. The modem advertiser goes much further, and proves conclusively that a mere name may be worth a million if it. is well known and well respected. "What's iu a nameV" linJs forcible an swer in the columns of our daily papers. The shrewd school boy, who puzzled his companions bv daring them to spell j housccleaning in seven letters, and then solved it iy spelling Sapolio, must nave recognized the intimate connection be tween those two ideas which has been built up by a vast expenditure of money. The live letters, P-e-a-r-s, though valueless singly, are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars when used in connection with soap. The printed matter, painted signs, nnd countless devices to make the name popular pass away annually, almost as fast as they are paid for; but if properly managed, the trade name accumulates and carries forward the value as a per manent investment. An article of real worth, clearly named and widely made known to the public, is sure of a brilliant success. Sapolio affords abundant evi dence of this. Its great usefulness, its distinct but descriptive name, and its al- aiost universal use has resulted in as great success to its manufacturers as in assist ance to the housekeepers of the world. Such an investment as the tratle-n: line Sapolio needs no lire insurance, and can-' not secretly be conveyed to Canada. If tampered with or infringed upon, it must lie done openly, ana modern law with each succeeding year recognizes more forcibly than before the rights ot trade-name own ers, and punishes with greater alacrity attempts at infringement. The manufac turers of Sapolio have successfully over thrown countless imitations, and we un derstand that they are now prosecuting dealers who silently pas another article over their counters when the customer has plainly asked for Sapolio. This is a new departure in law, bat is clearly equitable. It promises to add another link to tiie laws which assist in the defense of trade marks and trade names. An attempt to imitate is always despica ble, except when monkeys or stage mimics are thereby enabled to amuse an audi ence. Yet although the history of trade furnishes no instance of a really success ful imitation, still hundreds attempt it .?very year. In the oliice of the Sapolio in uiufactur ers there is a Chamber of Horrors where the proprietors keep samples of the many cakes of imitation stuffs which have been vainly put forward only to meet with prompt failure or to drag out a profitless existence through a few years. The pub ic is too discriminating to buy an inferior article on the assertion that it "is just as Sood as Sapulio." The man who attempts to deceive by imitating the name or appearance of an other man's goods is a self-proclaimed liar, and however general the vice of false hood may be, it is a fact that even liars have no sympathy for one of their kind. The public asks no better proof of inferi ority than that the goods are pushed for ward under the cover of a better reputa tion, and the Chamber of Horrors in the Sapolio building tells in plain terms how the public recognizes and despises such attempts. It is not an empty faith or visionary speculation that leads these well-known manufacturers to expend hundreds of thousands of dollars :n constantly re nindi'ig the world of S.ipolio. Years of intimite acquaintance have taught them that the public knows a good article and is willing to pay for it; that the market for line goods, whether it be butter or fruits, or laces or diamonds, yes. or good scouring soap, is never glutted. 'i hey have become iniinmfo with the people. Saolio is a household word, always spok en with good will, as if it were a familiar friend. The thousands who pass by The Sun building on their way to and from the Ilrooklyn Itridge, look up with a smile as they recognize tho preat sign which now verhang the ruins of French's Ho tel, nnd say: "There it is again," when I hoy recognize the seven letters arranged under the seven days of the week, with the hrief statement that "if used every week day it brings rest on Sunday." The preat white wall looks as though it had been cleaned with Snpolio, nnd a verse un- ilerneath give? the comforting assurance that This world is nil a fleeting show, For man's illusion given; Hut woman, with Sapolio, Can make that chow a heaven. Poets, artists, designers, derer writers, many of whom would not condescend to toueh on trtde topics in an ordinary way. do not hesitate to set forth the merits of Sapolio. It is a simple solid cake of scouring soap, but the sun never sets upon its sale. From New York to San Fran cisco it is found in every household, light ening the housewife's care, and, like the great men of the world, wasting itself to make everything around it brighter. In Honolulu. Nagasaki. Shanghai. Bombay, Ceylon. Calcutta and Alexandria it forms a chain which binds the West of civil ization with its Eastern edge; while over ustralasia. the African colonies, and the countries of South Africa its salts are very extensive. T!i:s slight record of its successes and stems is a good proof of the valne of modern advertising, and we have coupicl it with some facts relating to the disas ters of these who, have not followed the broad theorv of advertising and created a name and reputation for something ins tinctively their own. because we would not by painting a t( muting picture ot suc cess lure thoughtless people to make the I11!sr:ik'e r.r Kiirinniin" t inr servile muta tion would lead them to the same tiling. ! Josh Billings covers the ground. "Never oppose a success. When I see a rattle- J snake's head sticking out of a hole, l say that hole belongs to that snake and I go alxiut inv business." A UNIQUE TOWN. Probably It Doesn't Bxiat, but It' Perfectly Feasible. "I live in a town," said the gentle man at the hotel to the reporter look ing for an item, "that is unique in its way." "What's tho town?" inquired the re porter. "It doesn't make any difference what the town is; it is unique." "In what does its tini iuity consist, thenV" asked the reporter, seeing that he was balked on the previous question. "It is self-supporting and there are no taxes." , "GeewhlllikinsI" exclaimed the re- j porter, "give me its address. I want j to go there right away." "No," said the inhabitant of this Ar cadian viialge. "I shall not do anything of the kind. We don't wantany more people there at present. We may after a while, but as yet we are not ready for an increase." "What kind of a town is it?" "An excellent town, of course." "I should say so. Why don't you put it In a dime museum V" "We don't have to; we can support ; ourselves easier than that." "How do you do it':' "Simple enough. When we laid out the town fifteen years ago we made it a corporation that could carry on its own business. In this way the town in the disposal of lots sold only every other lot, so that now it owns half tin ground it occupies. These lots It gave long leases on at figures which enabled lessees to build good houses on for business and dwelling, and on condi tions quite as favorable, if not more so, than those had who bought outright. Wo had the country around us, good In agriculture, mineral, water and transportation to Insure a town, and when it was once started It went ahead, until now we nave between 5,0(X and 7,000 people, and oyr ground rents pay all our expenses and practi cally leave no city tax. Then we have some other sources of revenue from tho money the corporation put into manu- facturing plants and mines, and on the whole we are in clover as a com munity." "Now. look here," pleaded the re porter, "give a fellow a chance. Tell ! e the name of the place and let me go there, too." But the visitor was close-mouthed and the reporter went away unsatis- fied. even the hotel register conveying no information that was of any value. Detroit Free Press. Paper Socks. The day of the paper collar passed away some years ago, and, though pa per is used to-day in many more forms it will have a worthy successor in the paper socle, which is ti e latest novelty to be ground out of the pulp mill. The mechanism has been perfected to paper yarn of such consistency that it is ca pable of being woven into fabrics soft enough for wear. A special merit is the cheapness of this newly devised material, sovks being produced at a re. tall price of about 3 cents a pair. At this rate there is no reason wbj- tli(j ...1..1.. 1 not Trit ln ci' rl ! rul t-51i ! than were ever dreamed of a few de?- hignwayne n an g-.x on ine ,nnn pinuon.i. ades back, this cheap article of habcr- j ui,h ti,m t,,,i4lov,or w,lh u M' , i 4. v ... . i f inoiorman controlled the motor. I hey dashery has aunost disappeared from , lho rtJ, off ip sUV, the market. But tnerc is promise tnat : . fho , .nff tho ,,nr in dnrknf.,. wmue ructions 1o Agent Wisdom at Muscogee, foot coverings. At o cents a pair the , T iUrvvth:i, hiin t lliat tho 1:lv.-.t bachelor's life will become gladsoum j .u.tf ellfnvil to ,.j,vt forcibly any iu and happy. It is said that substances I u.uder.; who may enter the Indian ti.un can be used in the preparation of this ! try for the purple of creatine a dis material to make the socks so Impcr- j lurbam-e or engaging in any! lung that vious tc water that they can stand sov- may be detrimental to the Indians. Th- oral washings before falling apart. commissioner states that the statutes of he United States are ample to cover the Cowardice of n Laro I-Iagle. situation and to prevent the light. The The claim of the eagle to the title of agent will have at his back not idy the king of birds seems to be .slightly Indian police but all the Fr.ited States clouded bv an incident reported from I troops necessary to eject the lighters. Stafford County, Virginia. A gentle- ! The statute give the Fnhed stales man down there was watching an un- authority to k-P out of the Indian 1 err, ,. . , , , ,i ,. ! torv nil persons whs:? presence won hi usually line bald eagle grandly ad.ng ; Klo(r5n1iont.il t( ., pns. around In the air a few days ago, when i liori(v wf tm? i,ij;UIS. The comnvssioner bo noticed a little bee martin rise in saVs there is no doubt that th presence the air and make straight for the eagle. ,,f the prize lighters and the nig that lie wondered what the martin's object would follow them into the Indian Terri could be. and was surprised to see It ry would be very detrimental to the sail in boldly to tear the feathers out of the big eagle. But he was amazed to see the eagle, after a few moments of effort at beating off the little bird, sail away in full flight, making every effort to escape from the martin. The mar tin followed up closely for awhile, making a savage Jab at the eagle every few yards, but was finally left behind through the superior retreating pow ers of the big eagle. The only American order ever found ed was that of the Cincinnati, In 17SJ1. It was soon dissolved, a Society of Cincinnati taking Its place. It was composed of the oflicers of the revolu tionary war. There Is a loaf of bread In the Agri cultural Department nt Washington made f rom the roasted leaves of a plant allied to the century plant Another kind of bread Is from dough of juniper berrlea. ! t I VniTv! "DAT) 4 P T) ;xxVlJJlJ O XlU-L) A. KjAAx. CHICACO ELECTRIC PATRONS COLDLY PLUNDERED. Murderous llrutality Shown ly tho Daring Jbiraudcrs-l'jssciisprs As saulted, Money, WatcliCM sind Dia monds Taken and Thieves liscupc. Pandits Shoot In Kill. Four masked and armed men held up a street car on the Kvnnston electric lino :it IMgewater, a Chicago suburb. Mon day niht in true Western style. They succeeded iu carrying off between ?J h and $"i.M, besides several gold and silver watches. Of the twenty-thr"e persons aboard the car only three offered resist ance, nnd one of these was shot and the other two badly beaten. The highwaymen stopped tlte car in Fvnntn avenue at the con er of Ber wyn. Fvanstou avenue between Mont r sc boulevard and Kdgewater is a lonely place at night. The street is not paved, except in the car tracks, and there is no lrav'l ither by teams or pedestrians. When the men Gtopped the car two of them jumped on in front and two behind. The front men were masked, with white handkerchiefs tied over the lower parr of their faces, while of the two in the rear one had a black iuad nnd the other n red one. They nil carried revolvers. The man evidently the kader, a tall, slender fellow, v ith !' p sunken eyes nnd wear ing a light overcoat, ordered the motr ninn. .1. . Morriman. into the car, threat ening to sho.t him if he disobeyed. Merri ll. an. however, obeyed promptly, and the robber, following him in. immediately commanded everybody in the car to giro up whatever of value he or s'te had in his or her posses -ion. In the mcai.timo the two robbers on the r'nr platform bud also driven the con ductor, W. !. Osborn. inside, and then a i . 11 - 1 J r.it.i)cr srooii at cadi o :; inreniening m j s,,(,,,t ;1MV l(IU .vm .lt(ini,.(M tv get out j HVhih the ,:)u v two went down the aide grabbing wafches from the nn n. searching tlfoir pot ket- for money, and seizing whal- e.".'i Woi!;'lls p.tcketiM, .k happened to be in : igr.. Ai'1-r lhai ti e robbers had tl i:irs their ov. n way, and robbed the pas sg'gers at h-i.M'.ro. Mere than .S."i a personal property and iini:ey was secured !'v:!i the passengers. Some of ihe holies had ear-rings torn frcm their ars. I'nss'jnscrs Arc Dozed. For a moment nobody nhennitel any resistance. Tho men in the car seemed c.azed and lh- women, of whoia there were sweis. did coiisideri'ble screaming. Finally, when the robbers came to N. O ! (I. Johnson, of Calesburg. 111., who is ;: Chicago visiting friends :.t IMgewater, and whose wbe was with him. he strong ly objected to parting v. ith a valuable watch aiitl i:) which he had iu his pocket. Tho n.bber grabbed him by tho shoulders am! Mr. .lolii;s"-.i struck at him with Iiis list. lee root er replied with l heavy blow with the bun end of his revolver, striking Mr. Johnson under the left eye and at the same time his companion beat him badly over the h-'atl. Just then A. 1'. West man also offered resistance and w: : set upon ami also badly beaten, lie had a cane in his hand which he at- lemptori to use against the robbers, but j ,,1K. (1f tii0m took it away from him :uid used it against himself. Just then Thos. I. N : b';tt made the strongest tight win- It had yet been made against the robbers. Mr. Nesbitt i a man fully six feet tall with broad shoulders, ami built like as i athlete. He jumped up from the rear Ientl hi 1 IM ear, o riiiiew one tu me un born who w.is in his wav. gave another . .t j I 5 . 1 1 j (l!0 ., M(MV wili(.h knot kel him against j tm. s;.io of the car. The robber in Hie ; light overcoat, who seemed to bo the leader of the gang, leveled his revolver at him and tired one shot. The bullet took effect in Mr. Nesbitt's left thigh, and. while inflicting only a l'.csh wound, still brought him to the grovnd. The whole affair took five minutes. When the robbery was completed the rope, and stationary on the track. UNCLE SAM'S MITTS ON. I'rizc I'iiihtors Will Not 15e Allowed to Meet on Federal Domain. Commissioner Browning of the Imbaa oilieo has taken prompt ami decisive ac tion to prevent the Corbet t-Fit zsinihiops prise light taking place in the Indian Ter ritory. He has prepared a letter of in- Indians ami mat u is mereiore me umy of the Indian oliice to keep them out. He says that the agent at Muscogee !: not as much authority as the agents on reservations, but nevertheless has enough to prevent the tight taking place in tho Territory of the live chilized tribes. The commission r intends also to notify ill the governors and head men of the five civilized tribes that they must not allow the fight to take place and must assist the Fnited States authorities in preventing it. The Baioness 1 Iardeii-IIickey. who is the daughter f Mrs. John II. Flagler, has arrived in New York from llavre. Baron llarden-lliekey will be remembered as the man who some time ago set up in the King business as James I. of Trinidad the Little, ttud whose rocky domain v.ow sei ins likely to figure in an international complication. While attempting to escape from Cili ocr Yondorf nt Hammond, Ind., William Erhhech was fatally wounded by a shot. Ehrhech was attempting to force an en trance into a residence. la. s 1. - f . 1 - r