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t c;uth; 'tis ovi-r iwoii, arvl
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All pow nt in the i;n nt n!T in
cnil: in the .lint; a ;us;i,a f.,.t,i"v name
A lirt'f w iiiJ ly the world ioiv-'t
How wc.il: ar. 1 fnrrik !! Mrainins
Tlmt hn)d a life! A second it is rw'.
IIjw tsaon my bin'; the most illustrious
A th'i ifitH leagues (Ipo;) in Oblivion!
llct'.v, in S.m r'ia:ici.-5co Bjlle-
YEU oa the North Side
there Is a big flat building
which is built In throe sec
tions no arranged that ov
try tenant can look Into
every other tenant's win
re are many tenants, and
a large part of then are ntilieted with
a trouble which manifests Itself In an
floatation of the neck. Ail the Cat
dwellers, however, have been cured.
The windows are practically deserted
and the man who finds the steam heat
a burden may sit at his dining-room
table In his shirt eIoovcs and eat h!s
dinner without the necessity of draw
ing the heavy shades to keep the fact
of his impropriety from being heralded
through the twenty odd hal'.s of the big
These be excellent apartments. The
"light in every room" offsets the disad
vantages which arise from being an
object of curiosity to two score pairs
of prying eyes set in the heads of
women whose husbands are Just well
enough off to keep hired girls, thus re
lieving them of the necessity of doing
anything but sit in the window and
lock after the affairs of their neigh
bors. Hired girls! Pardon is begged of
one-half of the ladies resident in the
apartment house. Maids is the word
that should have been used, for all the
occupants of the $10 apartments keep
maids, while only those who dwell
In the humbler SilO fiats have hired
One flat in the big building was to
let. For the first time in the history
of the building there had been an evic
tion. The other tenants had hardly
recovered from this shock to their
pride when somotjing happened to
drive from their heads all thought of
the humiliation attendant on actually
living in a building which had been
contaminated by tha presence of
man and his wife who did not have
the price to pay for their rooms. A
young man and a young woman came
to look at the vacant apartment. The
young man was about twenty-two
years old and was dressed as well as
a swell tailor could dress him. The
young woman, she wasn't a day over
eighteen, looked as though she ' had
stepped down from the canvas of some
modern artist who knew how to mint
pretty women to the verge of per fee-
tion. She was jaunty and dainty, and
as her clothes were surveyed by th
iu vtvi uav n uiiiu ,v i,.iei u v. as
.the same thought in every wov
mind behind the eyes, "Those clothes
cost a mint!"
The flat of the evicted tenants was
occupied. "Bride and groom surely,'
said the women. The day that the
young people moved in not a woman in
tie whole big building wont shopping.
The panes m every bay window, if
the glass had not been thick, would
have been bored through by the in
tensity of the gazes that went several
ly through them. Night fell. It was
Mrs. Reynolds who started the thing.
She rushed over to Mrs. Broderick's
apartments. They were both $10
flatters, and of course bed no social In
tercourse with the humble $30-a-month-ers.
"Oh, Sirs. Broderick, what do you
think of it all? Not a bit of furniture
went into that flat Never a van drove
up. There whs nothing but an express
wagon with a lot of queer looking
boxes and leather cases. I'm sure
there's something wrong with those
people In No. 7."
"No Question about it, Mrs. Rey
nolds," said Mrs. Broderick, "that
young fellow and that young girl were
too handsomely dressed to have any
good about them. I was suspicious the
minute I laid eyes on her. That bonnet
came from Mme. Capoho's, I know, and
that dress was from Greonfern. If the
social status of these Cpts Is not kept
right I shall hav to move. What will
my cousin, Mrs. de Courcey, say?"'
Mrs. Broderick had a fourth cousin
twice removed, and she bad once been
invited to buy things at a church
bazar held in Mrs. de Courcey's par
lors. The ?30 flatters took the thing up th?
earne evening. Then- all knew there
must be something queer about the oc
cupants of No. 7. As the days rolled
on they became more and more con
vinced that there was something
.wrong. The young man and the young
-yrorcaa mut le very early risers was
the verdict of (ill the women when
they bad hurriedly finiHiod th"!r break
fasts, and J,:id taken their posts in the
windows, livery morning nt M oh bx k
the liewly moved In tenants Were men
by the watcher to eater th" hallway
and go t their apartment. The qu-Ty
was. "What are they doing abroad r
Oil" day there came a shoe!; tint
nearly ;-hoo!; tin vigilant women sent!-,
iiels out of their chairs. The names
of th? new tenants had been placed on
the letter box in the lower hallway.
The names Were Charles L. Jeffrey
and Miss lsabellc Leavenworth. The
discovery of the posting of the jian.es
wa3 made by a ?.10 flatter, who Ufo.l
the startling bit of Information to se
cure an entrance Into the apartments
and a welcome along with It of those
whose husbands could go her husband
?10 a month better in the matter of
"Scandalous; they're not married,"
said Mrs. Broderick. "What will Mrs.
do Courcey say?"
"Th? landlord must know this at
once," paid Mrs. Reynolds, and all the
halls of the building rung, "Yes, he
Nobody moved in the matter. They
must await developments. The heavy
shades of flat No. 7 were always down.
Charles L. Jeffreys and Miss Isabille
Leaven wort h came and went through
the day. They left in the late after
uoon every day, and no one knew at
what hour they returned. The excite
ment throughout the building was way
above fever heat. While the shades
were drawn all day in No. 7, through
the cracks at the side, when the occu
pants were at home, could always be
seen the glare of a white artificial
light. Charles L. Jeffreys and Isabolle
Leavenworth carried strange bundles
to the apartment. At one time th
maid of the $10 flatter, who lived above
No. 7, called her mistress from her
post at the window for consultation on
a household matter. They stood ne-ar
the air-shaft, with which all apartment
buildings are cursed. The mistress dis
missed the maid peremptorily to the
kitchen nnd shut the door. Her ear
was at the air-shaft. This is what she
heard: "Charlie, this is a beauty. It's
absolutely perfect. It hasn't that dead
finish that made the others so poor.
This one will be sure to go. See how
glossy it is. "Wo won't have to try
any more of that acid."
An odor of chemicals mingled with
the faint smell of something burning
came up the air-shaft and assailed the
listener's nostrils. She had the secret
now. Those drawn shades with the
white artificial light showing at the
edges, the mysterious boxes and bun
dles and the lack of furniture and the
smell of chemicals were all explained.
The select apartment building was har
boring a gang of counterfeiters. There
was more conversation from below
about gloss and finish, acids, tests and
prints. The janitor was summoned.
lie listened after hearing voiced the
tenants' suspicions and was convinced
The news went through the building
like wildfire. Mrs. Jenkins, the ?40
flatter, was a heroine. With a deputa
tion composed in part by a special act
o grace, of the humble $30 renters,
the landlord was waited upon. He had
left town for two weeks.
"This villainy must be stopped, even
if the landlord Is away," said Mrs
Broderick. "Janitor, you must do your
duty. I never can face my cousin,
Mrs. de Courcey, again."
John, the janitor, ivas a trifle dense
bu the knew his duty. He got his pass
key irA a rdain clothes mau from
the East Chicago avenue station. They
went to No. 7. John slipped in hi
key, opened the door and strode in, fol
lowed by the cmccr. There was a
bright white light in the parlor opposite
me doorway, 'lucre was a curious
odor in the place. There standing on a
chair in the parlor was as pretty a
girl as a man cares to look on.. She
was holding a little frame up within
a few inches of the glaring white light
of the patent gas burner. She turned
at the noise of the intrusion. "What
do you want?" she said, just a trifl
sharply. Then, turning, she exclaimed
"There, you've made me overprint this
picture. This is the last sheet of this
kind of paper I have in the house."
The officer grinned a little and whis
pered in the janitor's ears: "You're a
fool. Get us out of this some way."
Jonn was not too aease to get a
gieam of light into his brain that
showed him a way out of the difficulty.
"Excuse me," he said, "but I've
brought up the plumber to look at the
water pipes, and as your curtains were
down I thought you were out."
"Ail right; no harm done; I'll get
some more paper," and as she spoke
a door in the rear of the flat opened
and Jeffreys appeared, saying: "Belle,
thi3 last plate developed beautifully.
It's a prize winner, you bet."
Three days later a morning paper an
nounced thi fact that Miss Isabeile
Leavenworth and her half-brother,
Charles L. Jeffreys, had taken the prize
of $1500 offered by the Cloudy Day
Camera Company of New York for the
best series of amateur photographs.
The .paper went on to state that the
brother and sister had taken a Noith
Side apartment for temporary rt?e as a
gallery. The $1500 money prize which
had been won would lie riven to St.
Barnabas' Hospital, for i..-1 y.-rr r
pie were wealthy f.r. i "
tognihrc:-'" " "
Lean nworth, it centum". I, is tha;
daughter of i.onend Jom -j a j.envci-
worth, of the Lake Shore drive. Mr. j
Jeffreys Is the Mm of Mrs. L"ivci;- i
worth by a former marriage." j
l'lat No. 7 Is vacant again. The
landlord had ha th amateur phot g. ;
rashers have It for a month ti the pay-
meat of double rent. The SI ) and ?d ;
tiut'-is are now sitting In thr bark j
rooms: the bay windows are deserted, i
"I am so dad." a!d Mrs. Broderick ,
to Mrs. Reynolds, "that I never h ad an ;
evil thought concerning the young peo- j
pie. I knew everything was right Irani
the moment I saw them. If I had hum 1
or thought anything evil, how omild I !
face my dear cousin, Mrs. de Courcey, :
for she lives ne?:t door to General J
Leavenworth and Is his lifelong i
frlendV-LdwarJ B. Clark, in the Chi
Tlie Average lrut la Talltnan, Amuli ti
The average thief, born and bred in
the Flums, is always superstitious and
cowardly. He believes in the power of
witches, omeijf, and the protecting
properties of amulets, talismans and
charms; and when searched at the po
lice station there is usually found i:i
his pocket, or concealed about his per
son, bits cf coal, rusty horseshoe nails,
lucky stones and rings.
lie parts with these articles, on
which, he relies for safety in th" hour
of peril, with the greatest reluctance,
and stipulates with the turnkey to
have them returned cither to himself or
The burglar's greatest enemy in his
nocturnal wanderings Is a dog, who.se
presence he even dreads more than
the policeiutin or detective. To protect
and guard himself against canine at
tacks on his person he carries about
with bin a sprig of tlK gray liniewort,
which, when used as an amulet, is an
absolute preventive against the bites
of dogs. This plant, when used inter
nally, is said, on the authority of
aeon, to remove hydrophobia.
There is also a curious superstition
common among aa classes cr xne genus
lawbreuke. regarding the power of a
candle nude from the body of a young
woman. The belief Is that such a
caudle not only renders the perpetra
tors of robberies invisible, but that it
throws the victim or victims into a
state of deep somnolency. Within the
last two years four ignorant ltussian
peasants murdered a girl and made
candles out of her body. Before the
nurderers were executed they confessed
that they committed the crime to make
themselves invisible while perpetrating
a robbery they had planned.
In the Scotch criminal code of the
eighteenth century there are express
penalties against this hideous candle
superstition. The thief has implicit
reliance in the foreknowledge claimed
by gypsies and other people, and he
has been known to pay blackmail to
professed exponents of the "black art"
who threatened him wit: all manner
of perils. A thief who has the misfor
tune to be arrested two or three times
red-handed ia company with a chum is
set down as "unendly," and is care
fully avoided and shunned as if he
were suffering from some ctagious dis-
were su tiering from some contagious
disease. It is thees ostracised thieves
In the commonwealth of crime that are
utilized by detectives in their explora
tions. London Tid-Biis.
The Knin Drop,
The falling of a drop of rain is a
commonplace every-day matter; but a
flash of lightning, ah! that is some
thing out of thf ordinary, something
.o wonder at. So most men think.
The humble physicist, plodding on the
trail of these manifestations of phy
sical energy, thicks otherwise. To
him the drop of water falling gently
is much more of a mystery than the
sudden rupture of the air gap and the
headlong rush of electrical energy in a
disruptive discharge. Although rain
has fallen since tha dawn of creation,
man knows very little about the ori
gin and structure of the rain drop.
The reason for this is that the simple-
locking drop of rain is ia reality
a marvelous microism. Some day
wrheu the mechanism of a drop of rain
shall be made plain it will be found
that the universe itself is not more won
derfully held together. The Size of
the drop is not tne obstacle in the
ay of a clearer knowledge of the
drop structure, for the average diame
ter of rain drops is not far from one
millimeter and men of science have to
deal with quanitles infinitely smaller.
Falling Overboard in MSl-Ocean.
Trovidcd one can keep afloat a few
minutes, and provided, furthermore,
that somebody gives an alarm, to fall
overboard in mid-ocean does not neces
sarily mean that one must drown.
While a German liner was going at
express speed the other day a crazed
coal passer jumped from the midship
raiL Someone saw him, an alarm
wfld probably make the condition of
was raised instantly, the great vessel
swung on her keel and a boat's crew
got away, and iu eight minutes from
the time the poor fellow jumped he was
in the lifeboat. There need be no ex
perimenting to test the eilicicncy of
the arrangements fer rescue, but since
recbVrits do happen it is comforting
!: t: t -, h system and Ci !
IN PICTlHLSrJ- INDIA.
AloiH Al l"t
Our way was along he Allo'ir B"ad,
l.o big main artery, win re every hour
f the day ox art nnd stiin.'- "f am-
.Is JoMie cUhr.s filled to OVeMb.WM -".
ivlt'a fat and complacent native, who
ce::i gifted with H-en" special faculty
for balancing thcms-elvi s on a few
.nehes of splashboard; t in-a, too,
with wretched ponies, which decline to
move at any other p-co than tin gal
lop, nnd eudUss streams of transport
iiui supply carts with mules than lean
in upon each other at such an angle
that you never cease wondering how
thev manage to keep their footing at
all In the greasy state of road when the ;
lihistlmeu have just watered It, Kays
L. Haven Hill. In the Ball Mall Gazette.
A most wonderful sight, that Atlpur
road-cvery race In India passing
along, and always in a hurry. As we
drew near the Frontier and Bonjauh
camps, one remarked the difference In
the types seen on the road-tall, hook
nosed, three-looking men from Cahul
and IVshawar, with high conical caps,
with black waistcoats or yellow fur
lined Jackets; over long Hurts and bag
gy trousers; loutish overcoated tribes
from Gilgit, looking more like Cau
casians than inhabitants of India, ia
their woolen caps and he-lie's boots,
seeming to terrify the sightseeing Ba
bus, who wandered meekly, hand in
hand, quite as intensie.l as the Eng
lish globe trotter.
After breakfast with the political
agent the fanatical Alkali Sikhs were
shown us, with their strange blue head
dresses, nearly three feet high, ornu-
memted with axes, orescent-shaped
knives, bearing axes, bows and arrow?,
KTinnrs. la"ei'.s and swords: with their
. ... p,--. . . .
chain armor, breastplates and shields, ,
they suggested a traveling museum
rather than warriors. Here, also, were 1
the devil dancers from the Tibetan j
border, wearing grotesque masks.
whose clumsy dancing suggested the j
ravings of some virago in an East End
slum rather than anything diabolic
Goods can never constitute the chief ,
It is the bullet that kills and not the
Money creates more wants than it
The gocd fellow is not always a
Truth fears nothing so much as soli
The day book of time determines the
ledger of eternity.
It Js not the service, but its spirit
that makes it sacred.
The good In a man may be knov.n by
the good he sees in men.
Men may do their worst, it matters
not if you have chosen the best.
A mean man may become a master
cf men, but never a master man.
IJumility is the virtue all preach,
none practice, and yet everybody is
content to hear.
The spirit of melancholy would often
take its flight from us if enly Ave would
take up the song of praise.
A man should never blush in confess
ing his errors, for he proves by his
avowal that he is wiser to-day than
yesterday. Our Young Folks.
The World's Volcanoca.
The number of great habitual vol
canfc vents upon the glebe ir estimated
at between three hundred and three
hundred and fifty. The American
Continent contains more than the coun-
! tries of the Old World twenty In
North America, twenty-five in Central
American and thirty-seven in South
There is but one on the whole con
tinent of Europe Vesuvius though
elsewhere in the Mediterranean there
are six Stromboli and Yulvano, in the
Liparf Islands; Etna, in Sicily; Graham
Island, a submarine volcano, off the
Sicilian coast, and Santorius and Nisy
ros, In the Aegean Sea.
The African Continent Is known to
contain ten active volcanoes, four ou
the west and six on the east coast,
and there arc about ten others in the
In Asia there are twenty-four active
volcanoes, but no less than twelve of
these are situated on the Peninsula of
Kamchatka. There are no volcanoes
in Australia. ' v
Tbus, taken altogether, there are
about one hundred and seventeen vol
canoes on the great continents, and
nearly twice as many on the islands
scattered over the several oceans.
These volcanoes usually assume iD
their distribution a linear arrangement,
and nearly all of them have been
thrown up along three well marked
bands and the branches proceeding
from them. Good Literature,
A woman can uever understand why
a bank makes a fuss if she overdraws
her account, when she never twits the
bank with it if her account happens
to be underdrawn. New York Press.
Cost of Collection Custons.
To collect a dollar of cuslams costs
a trifle more than three cents, while
the cost of collecting a dollar cf inter
nal revenue is a little !c3 than
tul three-cuarter col'. :.
J tae of
uav.' me a wedding f 0 of
f" '." :--.;ld th" i.ilnf'tir. dH'ghtedly,
v. li 'ii the young ooupi" bad departed
"What a bles-ii:;:"
"Yes dc;.r." r. piled his wife, with
outstii U lied baud, "It Is nioiv MeeJ
to give than to r c Ive." I'hiludclpkla
THEY'LL BE NEEDED.
"I'm coining around to-morrow t
ask your father's consent to our mar
r la go."
"Very well, love, I'll have the court
plaster and arnica ready." New Y'ork
ONE OB THE OTIIEK.
"You say he was very eloquent when,
he proposed to you?" said Miss Ca t
"Very," said the confiding young
woman. "Don't you think that indi
".Sincerity or experience." Washing
"Yes," said his wife's mother, "I see
It was a mistake for my daughter to
marry you at all. She is just as ditlor
ent from you in every respect as slie
can be." . y
"Well, well." replied the great brute,
"how you flatter me!" Philadelphia
Crittick "Is this the poem you sub
mitted to the editor?"
Crittick "Why, its feet are ah
Poet 'Terhaps so, but the cit!f''
weren't. I got one of them all rig! i
Philadelphia Public Ledger. sf
A BREEZY STYLE.
"Dear," said the physician's wife,
"when can you let me have $10?"
"Well," replied the medical nyin, "I
hope to cash a draft short" and
then " ,
"Cash a draft? What draft?" Vf
"The one I saw Mrs. Jenkins pitWflg
ia this morning." Kansas City Star.
"You ought to know better," said the
oculist, "than to rub your eyes after
handling paper money. Unless it's rjj
fectly new it's full of germs.'
"But this was a thousand-doll
a fellow handed me to look
rubbed my eyes to see if I was awake,"
responded the patient. Chicago Trib
une. IIEIt OPINION.
"I don't see," remarked Mrs.
rox, "why they should put ou sof
"They come of a very wealthy
"That's just the point. It would
be impossible for thorn to be so very
rich if some of their ancestors had not
been parvenus." Washington Star.
TRUE TO HER SEX.
. ' -
"What's Mis3 Wren doing up taers
"Listening to the fashion notes from
Paris, I guess." New Y'ork Journal.'
A REPROOF. t
"It strikes me that this Js abouJae
slowest raiircad in the country," said
the impatient tourist.
T knew 3-ou were going to kick," re
plied the conductor, genially, "r.s soon
is you asked for a time table. You arc
me of these people v.-ho bellow every
d'.'mg tl?y see prist.". Washington