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THE COMMONWEALTH.
Publlahtd Weekly.
Ml.SiJi! Sll'i'I.
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The Kidnaping of
Kale
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tor, !*„(,.
F THE Mi-amublii Falcon hau
in five h<
But «he did corn»
not
of her 1
time
id lash I
inipe
her propel 1<
id of her (eat j
pi
and. as
A mot- Bu/.Ij.v
hich wa
here
!..
of the
lu
f. ruler po.-iti,
ng of this.
('apt Hornby Une
he being
art of piracy. While prêt»
Kate Bow
it, had blUKhingly
, ; ' a
her heart
s Hornh
ed to
hearken to
hl« FUggf-fttini
Mot
by'i
ndpoii
did Mrs
pose her daughter's union with t! " mui
of h**r ehrHn*
M r?
Bow. i
verri d t hat !
she had
do a mlftnko lie
In
whli h
the late Mr
Bowers,
daughter should not
Kate's husbi
and Hornby
nd she wa
d
ist not be a Yankee
as from New England
She also insisted that her
husband should be n Baptist
fault." said Mi
"l'i
Bowers, "hut if
born
f?**t there bj
my one si
get« to Heaven he'll;
nd he'll never !
id bred
ecldenf,
fed at home."
Hornby was not. as he expressed it. ■
anchored to any church, and
Ither Baptist or Mohamme- |
dan, but Mrs. Bowers disdained any suc h I
offer A Baptist born and bred was
what «he desired
No man had ever beaten Mrs Bowers
ither i
to become
in an argument.
Abortive efforts In tin
Hald to have
or
Oman.
direction
ied the untimely de
nby failed |
most miserably. Then he resolved on j {
piracy, If he could git Kate away from
her mother, he was confident she would
consent to marry him without the
teroal blessing and this he must effect
In some way The inspiration e
him as he wa« navigating his schooner
tip the bay. and he directly
carrying It Into effect
He invited Mr, Bower* and Kate to
make a voyage to Norfolk on the Amos !
Buiby, and. the city bring hot and dusty
Mrs Bowers accepted the lu vit at Ion
•atchfulniss shf
cat
• case of Mr Bow« r and Ho
I
! i
1.1
to
'1 aliout
With her
Hornby would haw no chance of per- j
«ttading Knte to
disobedient, hesld
Norfolk whom
sure
io anything rash
<■.
sister In I
ould he glad to ;
Hornbv laughed to himself and I
III) the glance of "
!
visit.
already eyed Kate
•»wm rship
The procession
othe t « hooncron the
i
•as In this wise
vening of departure
'
Kate under the escort of Mr B avens, a !
friend of th** family, and Mrs Howera
with Hornby.
"You go aboard the schoom r furthcr
the wharf," said llornhv it
"Mrs. Bowers and I 'll
With you."
e«t down
Heavens,
slowly aod catch up
valiv I
The night was moonless, and the!
f moke of the many factories a
, UMlt
wharves, settling in the hea\> air, mad«'
■ * qui» • dark.
As they «trolled along the
Hornby showed a most remarkable In
terval lathe various saloons tin y passed, i
and when in one of them.
street
;
the
near
wharf, he noted Capt. Suggs.
Young Eagle, energetically laying ini
.argo at the bar. he muttered to hlm- i
L eif: ' lie's good for a whole night
stay."
of
ho !
:
, I
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Hornby assisted Mrs, Bowers over the !
' i
rail of the first schooner they reached,
ted her into the cabin.
and esr
"Where's Kate and Mr. Beavens ?"
asked Mrs. Bo
era.
"Oh." replied Hornby, carelessly, "I
alklng up and do» n the
wharf I'll go out and call 'em in.
«it dow n in this chair "
He sprang ov
against Mr Beavens on the wharf.
"Where's Mrs. Bow
Ing for her''" asked Bea\
"She's aboard now." lied Hornby.
"We came the other way."
Heavens bade
I
I
guess they're
You
1 j
,
j
j
him good-night and
tpcl uptown, while Hornby, putting his
hands to his mouth shouted the name of !
■Kgs. us mate I
Un that functionary answering from !
the riarkne
the rail and
s. Kate's «nit
*• 1,e otdered the Amos I
ltuzhy to he . ast loore and made ready j
lor the tugboat; then he ran down tothe
end of the
(.«me r s pier where, by pre-1
I
\ Ions arrangement, a tug w
Hornby climbed
In waiting. t
the tug and In ashort 1
while a hawser was attached to the Amos
Buzbv. which had wsrped herself ahead
of the Young Eagle, and the voyage was
begun.
When the river wbf cleared and the
schooner was in the bay the tug slack
sued »peed, drew alongside the Amos
rapt Hornby
ihp hawaer wr
• r •, m ici htr nalli to k» j
ßuzby and
I papp»!
and lb
ha vi he
car l off
. r
.»ly approach- d the
•tnanatir-E that*'
Hornb
• abin <
from n .
r
î 'i|i*nt
..aim of
th
Hmiili
»I
I io'
things?
male to
'' j;
h<
»n <
'S
ui
hoo
in
aiiii
he Young
x<lairw*d Mr*
Bow
•Tx-t
J
Jit possibility « f Mrs
ff In 40 feet of water.
Bower
u on the thatch t<
lie Hn
on
'd Mr
" cried th'
Mrs Bower
Mr Illi
In fx
nfer
d to
experience'on
< * eding in ter
<■ as. far e
;» hart ev<
inter«d
or
During G
i< nigh! Mi
Bow
n'd ai
iforlnnate Hornby and
stm
as just *hak
noae and d«>
when a hail j
naf cl y , and
d* r Hornby
hU main s
Ing M r fl
a pirate
ng him
nmiri
boomed
over ti e »
"Diizb
y. aho«
he You
Ur
"H'i
IV I 'M'!» l ighcd t fir
1
and he hurrli
h<
A quarter of ai
later Kate
j u
her mother'!
d <'apt, St
llurnb
"It wa
listât. ' " said Suggs to Mrs
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The h hot
r. ( hanged
of
ers
bout Hornby 's knowledge.
been drinking," «aid Mrs.
"Yo
Bowers, severely.
lone man," replied Suggs, "and
i» mptation gets the better of
lid go to chi
Tm
h Instead of to
saloon." snapped Mrs Bowers
|
j { h>v
,>e,nK a 1
' s
!
"Kv'ry Sunday I goes to
he Baptist
•ch,"
vert ed Capt. Suggs,
ie man that makes me drink
Bowers lead him to the rni 1
Mr;
I they talked earnestly for a half hour
! i hen Cant. Suggs departed and the Bu/.hv
'<'<1 Ii<t voyage.
renin
The t
reai lied Norfolk tin
HP not ni- 1
same day
and Honihy, wli
In.
ed
vas in the last[
speak to Kate.
■lien
(apt,
eame on board In Sunday toggery
Sugg«
"I
to lay alongside o' me,
my boy." said Burrs- "I'm going to be
v a n 1
j
"Who are you going I
lthout inten
marry ?"
i shod
Hornby.
t
"Mrs
Bowers," replied Suggs.
Hornh) sprang tip s(
I
;
suddenly
at
I nearly to knock down the groom lobe
" ml u ' a D» n K >"'< '' the rail rushed toward!
! the house where Mrs. Bowers nnd Kalt
ore visiting.
Whether love had
in
in
Hlened Iho heart
whether Hornby had
i a aped ally inspired tongue for pleading
no knows, hut there
' of Mrs Bowers
!
no
a« n doubl«
leapt
Suggs' best man. but Mr Diggs was his
('tiding, and Hornh
s not
I
WATER LILY SEEDS AS FOOD
Many Indian Tribes Still Cling te
of Living—
Harvest in August
Primitive For
i
Some of the Indian tribes of the Unite«
States still cling to their p
of food, declares Collier's Weekly
; notable instance of this L the continuel
dt! ve formt
A
i
!
of
wokas by the Klamath In
This tribe
: (Hans
a
vupies the Klatnatl
I vat Ion, which is a part of the terri
I tory originally
! u r r i a 1 of the white
in the southern part of Oregon
laud has but a small annual rainfall, hut
i

-cupled by il beton
en. ami lie.
Th
on account of Its situation at the foo*
of tin- eastern slope of the Cascade moun
tains It is well watered with streams and
contain«
o considerable bodies of wa
One of these. Klamath marsh. Is
I particularly rich in plants, and contre»
I quentlr
ter
In animal life. Occupying
j about 10.000 acres of this marsh there
, is a solid growth of the large yellow
water lily. Nymphaea poly sepal a
j the old times the seeds of th|s plant
j were collected by the Indian«, and un
der the name of wokas furnished their
principal grain supply. Ailing the place
of the corn used hv «nine other tribe«
! To-day these seeds ate still collected and
I regarded by the Klamath Indians
! delio
in
ns a
The Illy Feeds are harvested
ary
I In August; the «okas gatherer uses a
j dugout canoe, and, pulling herself around
among the dense growth of stems ami
leaves
picks off the full-grown seed
I
t pods
1
About the Size of It.
Say. pa," queried little Johnny
Bttmpemlckle. "what's the meaning of
ostentation?"
"It's the way the neighbors have of
showiug off. my eon.'' replied the old
msn — Cincinnati Enquirer.
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ittaauitianit m Catlin'iral
at Aurinit Armagh <
TV
Located Upon the Scene Where St. Patrick Built His
First Church in Ireland.
HI.!.. Ireland, %• »««aUe
j jî* gh ■'* * Bd ,
• distinguished of ire
- K. I, Ol» Of learning
,;mb nt * nd war '
m
iht
rh
hroue of kings In
i age, has ever
presented to th*- *-■ holar and tra
K<
ran
Th gra> bulk
ng over the
the ridge of
irre
cathedra
•lty, and occu;
ini'
first
*f
Irish Protestant episcopal suprem
whii t the beautiful new edifice,
■icdicatcd, on the rising ground
the town has been made to ;->m
scent glory of that <■!•:■ r
! ■ rn th<- time of Queen Mary down to
■ ■ den hair and its entire suburbs
r. tlie po sessions of episcopacy; and
Md structure, close by them
lied birthplace of the Saint Malachy,
î vi that served to mark the
'aine of Catholic association.
vher. } St. Patrick built hii
■erits l
b
to the days of »'>
to Christia
c< ntury ago. the city of "Mai ha
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THE NEW l ATHEl'HAL AT ARMAGH
this co:
I was impossible for Irish
•er content;
/nd-ft-half old building lt
IT*
Hpirations to
hen In
i e of Armagh, his energies became ab
accordingly,
is.tr»
the lute Dr. ('roily,
bishoi
and Connor, had come to the
f i
Dowi
bed i
the Inundation of a cathedral i
I "worthy," as he himself described
B, {
"of traditions of the mistress
tro polls
lion of that
1 Ilk - j
f I r<-hi nd."
Before therealiza- :
I
any vicissitudes had j
be ex peril
h
eed.
The fortunate acquisition of a site
forming part of the lands of the earl j
of Dart rev enabled the scheme to be '
Mlh the expected entlnisl- !
and on St. Patrick s day, 1840,
was laid the foundation-stone of 0
The
set afoot
asm;
there
the cathedral now consecrated
j
story of the building of the cathedral !
lfi#r
!
a i .tar OF rm; SACKED HEART.
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during those lung G3 years reads like a
chapter of the Chronicles. In the
midst of the initial efforts the cholera
plague carried off the founder. Dr.
Crolly, who, burled in a crypt of the
then unfinished structure, was the first
primate laid to rest in Armagh from
the days of its ancient kings.
Dr. Dixon, who came to the see in
1852, and brought the edifice almost
to completion before his death, was
the promoter of a great bazar in 1
in which Catholics of prominence
throughout the world were zealously
interested. The peasant's mite and
the peer's sovereign jangled together
in the slowly-gathered coffers of the
cathedral collectors; noble and em
peror vied in their gernmosiiy.
Two
mindedness on record was enacted by I
a leading grocer of this city, says the j
Duluth News-Tribune. Over the tele- j
phone came an order from a wealthy
customer for some oranges to be de-.
!
"What are the prices?" asked the i
!
' Well. I'm not particular about the
price. What 1 want is the quality and ;
elle."
"Walt a moment, please.''
to the box containing his choicest
fruit, selected a large, yellow sample
and hastened back to the phone.
Holding the orange aloft In one hand
while he grasped the telephone re
ceiver with the other, he said: "Will
this kind do?"
SHOWN SAMPLE BY 'PHONE
Abaent-Minded Grocer Holds Fruit
in Front of Mouth-Piece for
Customer's Inspection.
One of the clearest cases of absen
livered during the afternoon.
customer.
"Oh, we httve them at all prices
from 20 cents a dozen up."
j
He went
Information Wanted.
"1 hope," said the fair maid, "that you
arc too much of a man to marry for mere
filthy lucre."
"Well, 1 don't know," rejoined the
bachelor who had leap-year hopes "By
the way. how much of the filthy stuff do
you possess?"—Chicago Daily News.
raw, came from the riche* «.f the Aus
tr,an r "> al P* lsw . wlUl * richly
Inlaid table, epeelaily deslgned for
o< a-cm Napoleon HI. -sut from the I
Tuileries stale room, two magnificent
specimens of old Sevres, and the lat«
Pope Pius IX. sect a beautiful ivory
carving of Raphael's Madonna 1)1
Foli^no to ^well the list of valuables,
many of which have ,«ince become his
toric souvenirs.
The original designer of the
dral, Mr. Duff, had died, and the choice
of a continuation d»Mgn fell to a ris
ing young Dublin architect named Me
Carthy. Following ihe old fourteenth
century style of decorated Gothic, and
making allowance for the then ad
vanced condition of the fabric, he,
amongst other elegant suggestions,
projected the two slender spires of 210
feet, which are regarded as the crown
ing glory of the cathedral. But these
proud ornaments proved a perilous un
dertaking. and were a cause of deep
cathe
'em to the eccb
The name of the late Dr. McGettl
(tan is associated with the ceremonial
if dedication,
hleh took place on
Sunday, August 24, 1873, under olrcum
stances of striking interest and sol
Moderate computation fixes
mblage on that occasion at 20,«
oOo, ami the scene of proc
i brilliant service
i etnnil
he
clonal dig
still lives
i nily i
{ vividly in 1
al remembrance.
j
Passing
intermediate
iver
many
: trials
we are brought to the time of
the elevation of Dr. Logue to the
I cardinalate and primacy, when
work of perfecting the cathedral was
ard with unrestrained
j
the
j pushed I
' vigor.
! The syn()( | hall adjoining the edifies
an d the 11 beautifully carved statues
0 f the Apostles (all of
standing
vhite marble),
vlthin the canopied niches
ver the principal doorway, are a
j tribute to his personal interest. But
his eminence did much more.
!
He
! spent months in the cathedrals of
Italy ruminating over t ie necessities
of this new Irish temple, anxious ev> r
to attain for it a standard of ec
clesiastical cognateness and classic
perfection.
Soon upon the breezy eminence at
Armagh the labors of artist and arti
san transformed the
shell of Dr. Crolly's creation
thousand priceless pearls. Giant blocks
of Bath stone were «hanged to grace
ful groinings; the treasures of marble
from every land adorned the floors and
sanctuary; elegant altars of Gothic pat
tern, and white as driven snow, arose
to relieve the cathedral shadows.
Such are a few of the features of thi»
new cathedral «us we find them to-day.
On every side the eye rests upon ob
jects of beauty or historic suggestion»
modern magnificence,
legend in singular unity The environ
ment of the cathedral teems with his
toric suggestion.
close by the cathedral is the old well
where St. Patrick christened his first
convert to Christianity; yonder is all
that is left of Ulster's Royal Palace of
Emania: within the woods close by are
the ruins of lhe Franciscan monastery
and St. Brigid's holy well; and there
under the high altar, over which will
soon be breathed the solemn words of
consecration, lie the remains of Brian
Boni.
as yet) unfilled
ith a
ami ancient
Here, for example,
Attacked by a Horned Owl.
At Egg Harbor, N. J.. a farmer was
aroused by an unusual commotion of
the chickens at his place. Partially dress
ing himself, he lighted a lantern, and,
getting his shotgun, he hurried to the
barn, where he expected to find chicken
I thieves helping themselves. As he neared
j the barn the noise continued, and. not
j wishing to enter for fear of an attack,
he called out for the thieves to come out.
When the same noise continued, with no
! response, the farmer entered the bar.
i He had hardly stepped inside when he
was attacked by a large horned hoot owl,
! which hurled Its talons deep Intohls neck
and shoulders nnd lacerated his hands.
The attack was so sudden and unex
; pected that he was being worsted, and
j called for help. His son heard his cries,
went to his assistanee, and succeeded
In killing the owl with a club. The bird
measured four feet from tip to tip, and
was the largest horned owl ever killed in
this vicinity.
Amazed the Dean.
Arthur Stanley, deen of Westminster,
wore home from his first visit to Amer
iee an expression of amazement which
only time could efface He was at once
beset by Interviewers, who asked the
usual questions. "What was the thing
that most Impressed you In America?"
was one of these- Without a moment a
hesitation Dean Stanley replied; "My
own ignorance."—Detroit Free Freaa.
THE MAN WHO KNOWS HOW
Not Only to Decide Upan a Course,
But to Pursue It to a
Finish.
The great demand of to-day Is for j
! the strong, vigorous, positive man, the
man who not only makes up his mind,
but does so with firmness, and. when
he has considered all the circumstances
land conditions of the natter he is
railed upon to decide, dots so once for all,
and then throws it off his mind and
I passes to something else. Such a man.
: haa #upwtor executive
Ljjjjny || 9 ,. an noi only make a pro
blIt he can ah» carry It out.
I can f , declde on a course ,
bu( . he caj) aJso execute lt t0 , flnUh .
Every watch has an unseen spring
hack of the dial which compels the
wheels to revolve and makes the hands
mark the time with precision; so be
neath I he works of every great en
terprise, at the head of every great
establishment, although not often seen
by the public, is a strong character of
this kind, a man with an iron grip,
who makes things go and forces the
vheels of the machine around, regulat
ion. There
ing their motion with pr
is no getting back of him; his decision
is absolute, definite, final. Others can
consider, advise, or suggest, but he is
the man who makes the programme,
and sees that it is carried out. He is
the dominating power. Everything
else must point to him, and all oth
ers must get their cues or orders from
him. If he steps out or ceases to act,
the institution is like a watch with
a broken mainspring. The wheels are
all there, and everything else is in
place, hut the power is gone and noth
ing moves. The iron hand, the deci
sive power back of it all, has failed
! to lend its impulse. The splendid
business which A. T. Stewart had built
up went to pieces when the great ex
I ocutive and organizing force that had
j guided it was removed. The famous
old New York Ledger, which Robert
Bonner, by his audacious and orig
inal business methods, had raised from
an insignificant little Merchant's Led
ger, to be the leading story paper of
this country, began to decline imme
diately after ;hc master mind which
had made it ceased to he its inspira
tion.
There Is only one of these great
leaders to thousands of followers. It
is easy to trail, to lean, or to hang
on the one who leads, but it. takes
courage, grit anil stamina to be orig
inal, prompt and decisive, to stand
squarely on one'^ own feet, and to
trust entirely to one's own judgment.
WHEN HE SAW HIS MISTAKE
After the Chance to Make Money Was
Gone and Ham Got Mo
notonous.
It has long been almost a proverb in
the village that Jederliah Perkins ''didn't
know a chance when he saw one." The
public discussion of this failing had
often come to Uncle Jed's ears, and had
sounded loudly in them. Worst of all.
he had to admit that he was. in the lan
guage of his neighbors, "easy." He
paid the most for what he bought and
got the least for what he sold of any
man within a dozen miles, relates the
Youth's Companion.
But Uncle Jed saw a chance at last
A railway runs close to his house, and
in the middle of winter during a tremen
dous snowstorm, a passenger train was
stalled in the cut through his south pas
ture, and was unable to go forward or
back.
After it had been there about half a
ay Uncle Jed saw his chance. There
two hungry pastsen
He had a large
He would have
were a hundred
gers. eager to buy food,
store of ham and bacon.
Aunt paraît make it up into sandwiches,
and they would clear a small fortune.
"So that's what we done." said Uncle
Jed, telling of it afterward. ''We made
up every bit of ham In the house into
sandwiches, and I took 'em down there
and offered 'em for sale for a quarter
apiece.
"Now, I cai'lated a man 's hungry *s
them folks would be willing to pay a
quarter for a good big home-made sand
wich, but they held back. They was
plenty would pay a dime, t could 'a'
sold out twice over at a dtme each—but
I only sold five at a quarter.
" 'i'll wait till they git hungrier.' s's I.
I went outside ami set on a snow pile,
and watched them fellers shoveling out
that train. Seemed to me they wa'n't
like to get the train out before next
summer, so I didn't hurry about going
aboard again with them sandwiches.
Jes' as 1 made up my mind it was time,
though, along in front come one of them
rotating whirligig plows they sent tip
from the other way. and before you could
say Jack Robinson' away wenl the train
behind it through the cut it made.
"Well, sir, as I sat there watching, that
train hadn't gone mor* than 200 yards
before I see 1 had made a great mis
take not to sell them sandwiches fer
ten cents. I see It plain as could be.
An' I'm seeing it yet, for Aunt Sarah an'
me has ben living on ham sandwiches
fer three weeks, and they ain't half
used up,"
New Anaesthetic Found.
The discovery of a new anesthetic is
announced. It has been named en
ealue, and it is said to be of particular
service in cases w here the heart action
of the patient is weak. It does not have
the effect of producing unconsciousness,
and is applied only to the spot to be op
erated on, which is rendered for the
lime insensible.
THE POOR MILLIONAIRES.
M
1*1
Kj
l
"What do you think of the soprano?
She sings only at charity concerts."
"H'm! That's the time when the rich
have to suffer for the poor!"
HIS CURIOSITY.
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• Why. Mr. Lodger," said the land
lady's daughter, "you must be an
ardent admirer of Kipling. You have
ever so many -volumes of his works."
"Yes,'* explained Mr. Lodger,
kept buying everything I saw of his—
looking for that 'other story' he was
always telling about."—Chicago Trib
une.
"1
PAWNBROKERS GET PROFIT
Small Betters at Racetracks Make
Frequent Visits to Uie
Money Lenders.
"If we could control the matter," said
a pawnbroker one day lately, according
to the New York Sun, "we would keep
the races around New York all the year.
When they are here we have a time of
harvest.
"1 have a hundred or more customers
whom I see at least once a week when
the races are around here, some of them
two or three times a week, not counting
the times they come to get the!;'things
out. This means that the money we
lend at three per cent, a month, the legal
rate for us. doesn't stay away long when
they borrow It—and we never charge
less than a month's interest for our mon
ey, no matter how short a time may
elapse between borrowing and return
ing.
"You noticed that man who just got
his watch out? Yes. He borrowed $30
on it to go to the races.
"That was yesterday. To-day, less
than 24 hours after, he comes back, gets
his watch and pays us 90 cents for the
use of the money. He won on the races
and we didn't lose.
"Since a whole lot of men are doing
this, and it is not unusual for many men
to do that twice or three times a week,
our profit is considerable. Just figure for
a minute and see what it means.
"Take it by the year. Ninety cents for
365 days amounts to $328.50. and that is
5 per cent, interest on $6.570 1'or a year.
"You can readily see that if the money
always comes back to us as quickly as
that and we could lend the same $30
every day, that small amount would
profit us as much as the $6.570 profits a
capitalist who takes a mortgage on a
house as security.
"Of course, we don't get all our loans
back with such lightning rapidity. If we
did we could retire from business very
soon. But when the races are here there
are so many pikers who play tips at
the tracks that the season is most
profitable.
"They pawn their diamonds, watches,
rings or other pieces of jewelry and bet
the money. If they win they come right
back and fit themselves out again with
their good lookers.
"If they don't win they come in with
something else and try as long as they
can for a killing. The men who do this
we see at this time of the year and no
other.
"And I'll tell you what may seem a
strange thing to you—it does to me. We
are likely to laugh at men who, at the
end of the racing season here, say they
came out about even. My experience,
judging from the actions of the class of
customers about whom t have been talk
ing. is that there is a great, deal of truth
In this.
"Seldom, wflen the season closes here,
have we a single piece of jewelry stored
away which has been pawned by a race
goer. The business does not seem to fall
off in the last week, to indicate that they
were saving their money, either; but
within a few days after the final get
away day out come the pieces; and they
don't get back until the next year.
"The poolrooms? Oh, that's a different
class of trade altogether: The racetrack
crowd is made up of good people,
poolroom players who come to
brokers are not to be compared with
them.
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"It doesn't pay any too well to lend to
poolroom players, and a great many of
the things they pawn for money to fat
ten tiie keepers' pockets stay with us un
til they have to he sold at public auction.
They're a cheap class and we have to
scan the articles they offer
fully, for they'll stick us If they can.
"Can't stick a pawnbroker?
fool yourself. There are people who are
a great deal sharper than we are. and
they get into us too often to make our
life altogether pleasant.
"Not a few of the things that are sold
at pawnbrokers' sales go for less than
the money lent on them. The pawn
broker doesn't always have a sure
thing."
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HIGH-POWER MICROSCOPES.
One That Enlarges the Eye of a House
Fly to an Area of 312
Square Feet.
of
of
In
All who
use the microscope
-'are that the limit, of its magnifying
powers Is soon reached.
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Beyond a
certain point the image becomes in
distinct, large but not clear, and th-»
imperfections of the instrument w _
magnified as well as the object. Prof.
Dolbear has observed that "the pow
ers of the microscope have
doubled within the last
a ' '•
not been
B0
.. years,
though more time and ingenuity have
been given to the problem of Im
proving It than will ever be given in
the same interval again."
gerous, however, to prophesy, says the
London Telegraph. One of the exhib
its at the Royal society's couyersa
j ne seemed to mark a very (l.ettnct
advance. Mr. J. W. Gordon showed a
high-power microscope which had In
J.,," 61 ? ° f the ordlnar Y instru
ment a rotating glass screen, and this
viewed through a second microscope
gave a further magnification of
diameters. The ground-glass
by expending the transmitted light
wave, causes lt completely to fill the
«Tr of the second microscope,
that the usual Imperfections
ce8siv<>
It Is dan
100
screen.
so
A
of ex
magnlflcatlon disappear
dlaton was magnified 10,000 diameters
" d J' 8 S '™T Te was dear a "1 well
Ron eh» WlU î ,he Eame masnifica
tlon the eye of a house-fly would
to cover an area of 3 U
square feet
AN UP-TO-DATE HOTEL
Buies and Regulations Which
Not Fail to Please the Host
Exacting Quest.
dd
Tacked to a pillar In the
. parlor«,
change of an excellent summer hotel ie
the Blue Itidge. not anything like
thousand miles from Washington, says
the Star, is the following neatly type,
written presentation of the hotel's ad
vantages:
"This hotel has been built and
ranged for the special comfort ami
venlence of the traveling public.
"On arrival each guest will be asked
how he likes the situation, and If he
the hotel ought to have been placed
er the railroad depot, the location of the
House will be immediately changed.
' Corner front rooms, up only ols
flight, for each guest.
"Every guest will have the best seat
in the aining hall and the best waiter in
the house.
ar
con«
says
near.
"Children will be welcomed with 6«.
light, and are requested to bring hoop
sticks and hockeys to bang the
carved
rosewood furniture, especially provided
for that purpose, and peg tops to spin
the velvet carpets. They will be allowed
to bang on the piano at all hours, fall
downstairs, carry away dessert enough
for a small family in their pockets at
dinner, and make themselves as general
ly disagreeable as the fondest mother
can desire.
on
"Washing allowed in rooms. Ladies
giving an order to 'put me on a flatiron'
will be given one any hour of the day
night.
or
"The office clerk has been carefully se
lected, out of a large number of appli
cants, to please everybody. He can lead
in prayer, play draw poker, match
worsteds in the village store, play bil
liards, is a good waltzer, can lead the
german, make a fourth at euchre, amuse
the children, is a good judge of
horses and keeps the 'dope'books right
up to the minute; as a railroad orsteam
boat reference is far superior to Apple
ton's Guide or anybody else's; will flirt
with any young lady Involuntarily
dined to wallflowerishuess, and not
mind being cut to death when 'pa come«
down;' can room 40 people in the best
room in the house when the hotel is full
and they're sleeping In the halls
four deep; attend tothe annunciator and
the telephone, and answer questions in
Greek, Hebrew, Choctaw. Irish, Slwasli,
Kanaka. Filipino or any other polite lan
guage, ail at the same moment, without
turning a hair.
"Dogs allowed in any room in the
house. The management will esteem it c
special favor if persons owning small foj
terrier pups, just at the teething stage
will see to it that the mutts eat up all
the upholstery they can during their so
journ in our midst.
"Separate golf links for each and
race
bl
on cot;*
every
guest of the house, with four caddies tc
each guest, without extra charge.
Guests are particularly requested tc
allow the spigots to remain open and thi
water to run in their room wash basing
all night.
"Any lady who feels aggrieved because
some other lady has more and better
clothing has only to report her grie vane»
to the clerk, and the offender will bi
turned out of the house at once.
The landlord will always be happy t».
hear that some other hotel a few square?
away is the 'best hotel in the country.
"Any chambermaid failing to makeup
each guest's room and bed the first thine
in the morning, before any of the other
room or beds are attended to, will be
handed over to the police.
"Women with several young children
are requested to see to it that their young
ones play 'jumping from the Brooklyn
bridge' and 'catchey-horsey' as soon as
they awakwi at half-past five each morn
ing. in order that persons occupying
rooms below may sleep better.
"Any lady objecting to the presence
of the bar in the basement has only tG
report her objection to the management
and the bar will be closed at once and the
fixtures sold to the highest bidder.
"Two elevator boys, especially em
ployed for their affability, are required
to carry all the children in the house
from the basement to the top floor of the
house at all hours of the day and night.
Adult guests are not permitted to in
terfere with the children In this matter
"The string orchestra has been espe
cially chosen for its ability to render 7-1
different 'request' compositions at one
and the same time.
"All children above the age of three
years are permitted to run the house au
tomobile anywhere they want to run it.
The house holds Itself responsible for
any damages resulting to - hildren or
automôbile.
''«Mothers of little girls are particularly
requested to have these angel children
to play the 'Chop Sticks' and Monastery
Bells' on the hotel piano at all hours.
"Small boys are permitted, without re
proval, to pull the plug out of the sw im
ming pool in the basement.
"We don't know how long we're going
to last, but we're going to last as long as
we can.
"For further information .as to the
house and its ad vantages: see booklet"
Effects of Simple Living.
The Japanese race is a striking example
of the good effects on the body and min I
of temperate living. They have proved
that a frugal manner of living is con
sistent with great bodily strength—In
deed, is perhaps more so than the meat
diet of the white man, says the Mehttfltl
Record. As to the water-drinking hah!.',
which Is so distinctive a custom with
them, it Is probably an aid to keeping
the system free from blood impurities,
and might be followed with advantage
In European countries to a far greater
extent than is at present the case. Hy
dropathy and exercise seem to be tb«
sheet anchors of the Japanese training
regime, and, judging from results, have
been eminently satisfactory.—Detrol'
Free Press.
Dong Felt Want.
Stringer—I saw a nickel-in-theVot
machine to-day that will tell whether a
man Is .n love or not,
Joshem—Say, the inventor ought to
make a fortune out of that machine.
Most any man will gladly give up tv
nickel to find out whether it Is love
dyspepsia that alls him.—Washington
Star.
A Beal Genius.
Jlgamith—That fellow Piker rs eer
tainly a clever. Ingenious chap, Isn't he?
Browning—Why. I never heard of his
doing anything remarkable
"That's just It. He manages iu sciire
way to get along without d o -, c Spy
thing."—SL Louis Republic

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