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jifiySTNTEREST STORIES IN THE CONTEMPORARY NEWS OF the country I ■ A m • • t t -t + tt-t-tttttt »-» ♦ + ♦ + •••••••♦■•♦ •-• • •• + •••••«> »■*-» » + » + + + + + + +-+- t + t*tttft»»«»4«<- A A A A A A 1 JUST A FRIENDLY BRINK HIS HIM Temperance Lesson in Story of Downfall of Once Trusted Bank Clerk. NEW YORK, Jan. 23.—Garvin R. Dick, former clerk of the check depart ment of the Chase National bank, sat on a bench in the room for visitors at the workhouse on Blackwell's island. He wore prison trousers, prison shoes and a prison, hat. "Tippling brought me here," he said, "just a drink or two a day with a friend. That's what downed me. Mod erate drinking is the most insidious form of indulgence. "It was moderate drinking also that brought my wife here. She had her circle of friends, and they had their social glass. She will agree with me that the hard drinker has not as much to fear as those who take a social glass regularly." Dick and his wife, whose maiden name ■was Gertrude Bancker, popular in the Harlem set, were taken to the Island at the same time, sentenced for six months because neither could give the required bond of $300. Friends of Dick who used to know him when he stood behind the grating of the Chase National and counted up the checks and classified them, would not have recognized in the thin-faced, white-haired, unshorn prisoner, feebly and penitently telling of his downfall, the same smiling, jovial and confident young man who was pointed out as a model to many of the subordinate clerks in the big bank. Victim of the Social Glass. "I didn't bring my wife down with me. I didn't cause her to take up irinking," he said. "It was her circle »f friends with whom she used t3\take y social glass when they came together ihat caused her to be here with me. "I had no idea that I would ever be as low as this. I came to New York from New Brunswick, Canada, more than twenty-five years ago. I was barely more than a boy then and I had hopes of accomplishing something in the big city. It was the habit of all the people in my Canadian neighbor hood to take a glass of whisky when they wanted it. I thought, too, that I could drink like a gentleman and suffer no ill effects. I got a position twenty three years ago with the bank as one of the clerks at $15 per week. I worked hard, and was shortly afterward ad vanced. Two years later I married, und we were very happy together. "Whenever the boys would ask me out to have a drink I would not refuse, but I was not what one might call in the habit of drinking. • I knew that I could stop it at any time. "Mrs. Dick did not drink in those days. "By hard work in a year or two I was advanced again and we took a more pretentious home. I had several friends at the bank, but, of course, they would not endanger their position now by try ing to do anything for me. You know how particular a bank is. Both Needed Stimulants. "I suppose it must be the case with all drunkards, but the first thing I knew I got to be so dependent upon my daily amount of stimulant that I would be nervous if I left it off. In the mean time I noticed that my wife also would ask for a drink before meals and be fore retiring. "She seemed to take to it at first to be congenial with me,, but she told me she had learned to. drink at a friend's house. I did not try to stop her, be ta use I expected no ill effects. I always did my work regularly at the bank. The first intimation that anything was wrong came a year ago, when the surety company which protected my position went off mj- bond. "The bank of course notified me that I would have to leave. I got out. In the meantime I had saved up no money and had to borrow from friends. I thought there would be no trouble in getting a new place, but after a man gets to a certain age in New York no ,„,- r. i * m COMPLIMENTARY OUTINGS OFFERED BY THE PRIZES THE PLA IN _ THE PRIZES The Globe has decided (o send six people on an enjoyable outing tour, the rend- ■ "* | HA B ifa /m fi Ifl Wjl ~ ers of the paper to decide who are to go. In every issue of the paper will appear H BSJBKI H M ■' W&r MJk m B I Pi «-, & (& 5 V%ki4 - Th*» FJr«t PrJ^*» Will R*> -» Frpp Pr»r»tinmisi Trin tn an official coupon which, when filled out and voted as designated, and deposited in fk H 13 ll*^ '*. ll ft - ifi^ J"*% m I I «f it tf WHM" « *"c • ll»l ' r!ze i Will DC a iTCe l^OnimOUS I Tip IU voted"or box in the Buslness Offlce of The Globe wm be . counted for the person A' A i±&atf \J? A • m A* VA# &*&&=& Santiago de Cuba and Return. '■■ Extra votes will be given for every cash payment made, on one subscription . ' ■'-'■'' ■ - - -'' "•■■ -■' '-^. _--'"' '"■'•<' ' '" : ■"■ :' ' ■'■'-'■■■■-.'' . 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If the winner, of the first prize be from out of town then the sec- ■-'■-•■• .■■•>» XTfT.-;^ — ■■B^-. . ■^ mr-~-- ——^^ -• ■• mm —v— --'- Tnor '" .• ■••■■'•■- "- , i The contest will ond prize will go to the contestant in the city receiving the most ' votes. The M • -^: ■•■<: ,: ■ ; :; >:.:■''-'.:.'.':'■'-'.'.; .' ". - -." '. 'v \« . close Jan. 30, 1904, _.».— __>.__.■ t. • i ffi?le£ffi!^^^ ff yo« *> not, wont, to go yourself send your votes in for a friend. SZuS^^t^ r «n^nce. yotin* Certiflcate when you Bend to your the country. -. ' . -.:. ; . ..■.■■:•.. -'-■."--■■ '■ '-. - :-.--. ■ .-■- .. .j." ■'■.-•-. ■ '■7.■, -■ -;-;■"-.'• ants plenty of time wi n There will be three winners from the city and three from the country. Who will ■... , , , _ -■--■•;-■■•.-:■.■■,•■■;-..,■ ~~* ■:,•.- ,-. -- -. ..- ■•. - -..:-■■ ..■■■■ ..• ■ - J :.. :to visit the Mardi CUT OUT win the FIRST PRIZE? , Gra3 a t New Or- CUT QUT This contest Is open to any man, woman or child living In-^ny town- or state, ' f\- m. ; A Vm » - **, a ''■ AAi- ** /ka ' »V : ■ V^B . leans, which will ~-£r, '„ ■-- _, _ _. , f>nd no effort will be; spared to make the entire contest fair anTT impartial, and no Contest Closes '' January 30, 1904, 8:00 P. M. be the fore part of 1 This Coupon and vote our Choice, ravorltlsm will be shown anyone. . - . . - . ,wviawf vw v,-...,;W4vwyil ■-".. jjr.<- -:wf^'j A' Jf \t~Vt) '^^Jm\J'^J\" A • *»»•-' February. ' 1 - business has any use for him, and it was then that I realized that I had cul tivated the drink habit so far that I was permanently injured by it. "It was impossible for me to get any position. I got more discouraged and began to drink heavier. Mrs. Dick also began to drink more. From the tippler she soon was changed into the con firmed inebriate. "We are here both of us until next July, and we can both attribute our present state to the moderate drinking habit." FOILEO BY 'PHONE Mysterious Enemy Uses It to Balk Thawing of a Mate, NEW YORK. Jan. 23.—The police of the High Bridge station have been trying for a week to find out the author of the many mysterious telephone calls which have been sent to that Btation concerning the efforts of Mrs. R. I. Bethel, of Ogden avenue and One Hundred and Sixty-sixth street, to make repairs to her water main. The family occupies a handsome old fashioned house on the crest of the hill, and for two weeks it has been without water, owing to the freezing of the mains. Mrs. Bethel sent for a plumber, who searched for the frozen spot and removed two of the cobble stones in the street. The telephone bell in the police station rang and some one, who refused to give his name, de manded that the police interfere. As no permit had been obtained, the work was stopped. Next day another attempt was made, but again the tele phone rang and again the police step ped in. Next day a steam boiler was brought into requisition, but again the work was stopped. Finally Mr. Bethel, who is a civil engineer, applied for a permit, and now the work is going on. "It Is jealousy," said Mrs. Bethel yes terday. "We have a nicer house around here than some of the others, and they envy us. They—whoever they are— have been trying to annoy us all along. First they tried to cut down our trees at the side of the house, but we drove them off. E\'ery time we build a dog houße in the yard, paint the barn, ap ply weather strips to the doors or do anything that seems to be new, a com plaint is sent by some mysterious per son to one of the city departments, and we are then subjected to a visit from an official inspector. We have had half a dozen Inspectors here In a year or less. I have my suspicion as to who they are. They have not attempted to annoy the children." There was some talk in the neigh borhood that the annoyance was the result of trouble in one of the churches of High Bridge. Mrs. Bethel says the person she suspects does not belong to the Union Reformed church, which she attends. FIRST HE WAS TOO THIN, AND THEN TOO FAT Why Davy Jones Told Uncle Sam's Navy to Go to Thunder. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 23.— "Davy" Jones came to the attention of Miss Helen Foss, assistant secretary of the Society for Organizing Charity, several months ago. He was anxious to become a sailor or a marine, and Davy was encouraged to enlist at League island. He fell eight pounds short of the re quired weight and the surgeon said it was because the boy had never been properly nourished. Miss Foss got work for him in a department store and en gaged board for him. At the end of two months he had ten pounds and $10 to his credit, and once more sought League island. To his dismay he learned from the surgeons that the forced-draught feed- , ing had coated- his internal organs with fat and given him the semblance of fatty degeneration of the heart. •'You'll be all right eventually," said the doctor, "but we can't take you now." "Then the navy can go to thunder," said Davy testily; "I didn't mind feedin' fer ye, but I'll be darned if I'll starve fer ye." With his $10 Davy has gone to New York to make his fortune. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 1904. GROUND MUMMIES MAKEJOOD PAINT Business of Pulverizing De funct Egyptians May Cease for Lack of Supply. NEW YORK. Jan. 23. — Mummy — powdered mummy—makes one of the best and most popular colors used by artists. Every large dealer in oil paints sells powdered mummy, and almost every man ufacturer of pigments has a mummy de partment, where, in a spice-laden atmos phere, amid surroundings picturesque and grewsome, young men and women grind up the dried bodies of Egyptian prin cesses and priests, mix the powder with poppy oil and bottle it for the market in little tubes of tin. This business of making paint out of mummies is of long standing, but it is now threatened with destruction. For the supply of mummies is daily growing scarcer, while the demand for them in creases. If, then, for the benefit of the museums and people of the future, any mummies at all are to be preserved, the commerce in them must at once cease. That is the view which the government of Egypt is taking, and the governments of Franco and England are supporting her. In the London and Paris newspapers have appeared of late a number of articles urging the instant prohibition all over the world of the mummy paint industry. These articles in the newspapers were the first announcement that many persons had that such a thing as the mummy paint industry existed. Therefore the articles occasioned a great deal of curi osity, and men and women, stopping in shops devoted to artists' supplies, said: "Do you sell a paint called mummy?" "Yes; this is it." I "Well! And here is the name marked on the tube. too. Is thia paint really made out of mummies?" "Yes; of ground mummy and poppy oil." "It is very strange. It is grewsome. It is horrible and sad and fascinating." The mummy paint industry, undisturbed by all this public interest, and all this government condemnation, moves on ward calmly. The old masters, when they desired to give a subtle brown tint to a woman's hair, dipped their brushes in a mummy's powdered dust and painted brown hair of that bright sort which turns to pure gold in the sunlight. Mummies figure in the day books and the ledgers of every paint factory. Turn to their stock accounts, and these are the common en tries: To 2 mummies at $175 $350 To 12-lb. mummy (Memphis) at $a.50. 42 To 10-lb. mummy (Thebes) at $6 60 In a Philadelphia factory the other day a mummy had just arrived, and they were busy grinding it, with poppy oil, into a. smooth brown paste. The work went on in a small room that smelt of myrrh ajid cassia. The mummy case stood in a corner. It was decorated with small fig ures in rod and gre*»n and gold and black, and the carved and painted fare upon it was imposing and grave. Beside it a young girl, bending over a small table, filled tubes with powdered mummy. There lay n.t her feet a great bundle of faded yellow linen, the wrappings of tho mum my, which numbered hundreds of yards. A young man was grinding on a stone slab bits of mummy. The implement he used was a rounded stone with a flat base. The mummy's head lay beside him and near it wore n few bones. Now and then the young man moistened the dark powder on the slab .with a few drops of poppy oil. '•This mummy." said the manager, "will make enough to last two years. The paint is called mummy—simply that. The de mand for it is enormous. It is not used to paint bridges with, you know. "No one knows just why powdered mummies should make a brown of unique excellence. It ts surmised.^though, that the bitumen in which they were steeped in their embalming is whaf'feives us this fine brown. "I have- heard of the condemnation of . our business that has grown out of the growing scarcity of mummies, and with this condemnation I can sympathize. I can't sympathize/though, with any senti mental condemnation of the Business. For mummies are the fruit of v a desire to preserve the dead in a beautiful and seem ly manner, and it appears to" me that, as the bright,, brown hair of, v ii. J j£oman's por trait, a mummy Is preserved;" after all. in a more beautiful and swnrtjpway than if it still continued to desic.caj&Jn an Egyp tian crypt " He lifted- up a portiorr-nfthe mound of faded linen aiula slight dust arose, faint ly odorous of spices. "These narrow strips of linen." he said, 'are the wrappings of the mummy. There are probably 500 yards of wrappings here. AYe have had mummies swathed in as many as 1,200 yards by SCtual measure ment. To undo so much linen, were the task carefully performed, would take two or three days. We cut the linen off. It saves time. "We find each-toe separately wrapped. Each finger is separately wrapped. Round and round the toes, the fingers, the arms, the legs, the body and the head the wrap pings go hundreds of times. They are applied with wonderful skill. They serve at once the two purposes of a protection and of an ornament, for when they are completed they make a firm, thick, almost impermeable envelope, and this envelope reproduces accurately the human figure. The mummy within will be shrunken; it was shrunken, I have no doubt, when the wrapplgns were applied; but the wrap pings correct all defects; they fill out the hollows and angles; like costumes art fully padded, they appear to cover a figure »f great beauty. . "My workmen don't object to making paint out of mummies. Why should they? Do medical students object to dissecting? Do anatomists object to preparing the pure white skeletons, articulated with sil ver wire, that the surgical dealers sell? All these things are for the good of man kind, and they do not harm the dead. "I buy my mummies through a dealer in Paris. Where he gets his stock I don't know, but he is never at a loss to fill an order. Mummies vary in price. Those of Thebes are the best, and may brinK^j£.'sO apiece. A big factory like ours will ouy a whole mummy at a time. A smaller one will buy a body, a leg or a couple of arms. The little factories buy their mum my powdered, in live or ten pound tins—a foolish thing to do, because these tins are apt to be adulterated with earth or as phalt. "My business naturally has caused me to take an interest in mummies. 1 have read from time to time various mono graphs and articles on the old Egyptian processes of embalming. It seems that 3,000 or 4,000 years ago, when embalm ing was at its height In Egypt, there were suburban settlements given over to this ghastly business. Such a settlement was called a necropolis. It would be. engaged upon the embalming of 900 or 1.000 bodies at a time, so huge was the business done. It was not, though, a business. It was a rite, a religious rite. Those who practiced it were priests." WANTED A PROFANE PARROT FOR COMPANY Old Salt Pays Good Price for Bird That Can Swear. PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Jan. 22.—"Toot sie," the profane parrot, must go. He threatens to ruin the characters of two of his green and yellow brothers whose morals have hitherto been above suspi-., cion. ••Tootsie" is to be sold. He belongs to Richard M. Mills, of Huntingdon street, who advertises his "only reason for sell- Ing is that th« bird swears in his vocabu lary." "Tootsie'' came into Mr. Mills' posses sion under a guarantee that he did not swear. Wthin twenty-four hours he had broken the guarantee and one of the commandments, besides shocking' two oth er parrots belonging to the Mills family, neither of whom had ever said anything more wicked than "Polly wants a crack er." •Tootsies" evil ways are due to his ear ly environment. Before he came to the Mills mansion he had lived in a cafe, whose habitues had found him to be an excellent substitute for a phonograph in the matter of reproducing profanity. His memory was unimpaired when he became a member of the Mills household. "Tootflie" refused to be reformed. When the little Mills threw water on him for swearing he swore at them for doing it. On New Year's day not an oath passed his beak and it was thought he had turned over a new leaf, but the next morning ho, returned to his old ways with increasing vigor. "Tootsies" companions at first only lis tened to him In amazement, but a few days ago one of them marred a spotless record by exclaiming, "Darn it!" That settle* "Tootsies" fate, and the adver tisement appeared. Today's visitors included a widow, who explained that her late husband had been a seafaring man who was given to using questionable language. "It would seem like home again to have the dear bird around," she said. "Tootsies" vocabulary contains such gem.s as, "Go to blazes and shut the door." "Come up and have a drink, every dashed one of you," and "Blast your eyes, you son of a sea cook." Other favorite ex pressions can be expressed only by dash es and asterisks. A Maritime Disaster. The daschund sprang forward with his mouth open. He started to give one joyous bark at the return of hi.s master. But his master, alas, had lingered too long with the flowing bowl and was not himself. Seizing the daschund by the throat he stopped midway the note of joy that had arisen at the sight of his beloved master. Hearing the gurgle in the poor beast's throat, the heartless inebriate muttered: " 'Nother German —hie—bark wrecked!"— Baltimore American. DOMINIE'S SON TOOK THE STRAIGHT PATH Returns Home Footsore Be cause He Did Not Like Boarding School Hash. NEW YORK, Jan. 23. —Christopher McConnell, eleven-year-old son of Rev. Samuel D. McConnell, rector of All Souls' Protestant Episcopal church, in Madison avenue, who disappeared from the Morristown school Friday, arrived at his father's house yesterday. He had walked all the way, and was foot sore but happy. "Chris" had been a student at the school only for two days. He went out walking with several of the other boys last Friday, and when a short distance from the school the dinner bell rang. Its sound semed to bring a touch of homesickness and the thought of board ing school "grub" to him at the same moment. "Say," he said to his companions, "you fellows go back to your arithme tic and hash if you want to. No more hash for me. I'm going to beat it." At the roll call before d>nner Chris topher's absence was noticed. A teacher was sent to search the school buildings for him. Later searching parties were organized, and all night long they beat through the woods about the school. The older schoolboys and the local constabulary were pressed into service. When daylight came and not a trace of the boy had been found, fresh parties started out. But the search was made in vain. "Chris" had made tracks as fast as his legs could carry him, and by the time he was missed he was well down the pike, along which the sign boards read "Jersey City." The boy quickly reached Convent, and thence trudged on to Summit, through Madipon and Chatham. At Short Hills he took the railroad tracks and followed them to Wyoming, where he arrived at nightfall. Then he was hungry. He said yesterday: "Oh, I'd have even eaten more corn bread and hash if I could have found any." Feasts on Doughnuts. He lay down in a vacant shed for a little while and then started again. Into South Orange he followed the rail road tracks, and thence continued on to Newark by the old road through Vails burg. "Chris" was not "broke." H? had a nickel tucked in his trousers pocket. With it he bought two big doughnuts and got 3 cents change. He munched them walking across the Jer sey meadows. With his remaining 3 cents be bought a ferry ticket in Jer sey City. "Chris" took another rest in the ferry-house at the foot of West Twen ty-third street, and then went on, tired and footsore, to Madison avenue and up to his house. He arrived there at 8 o'clock yesterday morning after tramp ing thirty-four miles and without even seeing a bear. Dr. McConnell received him in his study and demanded to know where he had been. "Chris" .answered that he , had simply been seeking the parental roof. When his father Inquired how he got there the boy lifted up two muddy... and road-worn shoes. "Say pop," he suddenly said, "that's good advice you preach about the^ straight and narrow path." "What do you mear>?"-asfced the sur prised clergyman. \ „ "Well, if I hadn't taken the straight road, I wouldn't be here now." The clergyman's : stem_ face relaxed*, and he forgave when the boy pleaded: ? "Oh, I just wanted to see you again, dad." "Chris" will have a good-rest and then* go back to school, but he will return > when he tires of school fare whether the walking is good or bad. A Korean Cinderella. In Korea the people tell a Cinderella , story that is much more ancient than that familiar to Western people. The key of the latter story is the slipper, but not so theirs. Peach Blossom; the Koiean Cinderella's name, was the family drudge. One day as the mother was starting off with the favorite daughter to a picnic she said to Peach Blossom: "You must not leave until you have hulled a bagful of rice and filled the broken crock with water." While sitting there bemoaning her hard lot she heard a twittering and a fluttering of wings. Looking up, she saw a flock of sparrows picking the hulls off the rice. Before recovering from her surprise a little imp jumped out of the fireplace and so skillfully re paired the crock that but a few min utes of work was required to fill it with water. Then she went to the picnic and had a royal time. —Chicago News. DEATH IN FIRE EASY Denmark Physician Says Vie- Tims Are Taken Unaware. CHICAGO. Jan. 23.—Dr. Oscar Block, surgeon of one of the largest hospitals in Copenhagen, has given, in a book entitled "Death" a description of death by as phyxiation in a theater fire. He asserts that it Is painless to the victims. In the chapter devoted to theater fires, he says: "It is with an almost Incredible velocity that such fires will start and spread. It is surprising how frequent are theater fires. Some statistics show that the average life of a European theater Is twenty-two and a halt years, and only ten for theaters in America. From 1757 to 1885 no less than 730 theaters were burned and 6,573 peo ple perished. Sometimes the number of lives lost is appalling. In St. Petersburg it was 800 and in Canton 1,670." Dr. Block's description of the fire In the Paris Opera Comique shows a strik ing similarity to the Iroquois fire. lie bays: "The house was crowded and the first act of 'Mignon' was almost finished when Taskin, who was on the stage, observed some, falling sparks. He tried to calm the audience—said that nothing was the mat ter —and at the same time looked upward where the inflammable material, in great masses, was ablaze. The 'silent explosion' had already taken place. A sea of flames came out from the curtain and he had barely time to escape. The orchestra had time to play but four bars from the moment the sparks m-re discovered until the flames steamed from under the cur tin. "After the fire sixty-eight bodies were discovered. It was evident the victims had perished in different ways. In one little room with a buffet twenty-one wom en and five men were found. They were black from smoke, but no signs of actual burns were visible. Their clothes and their hair were intact. Not a lace was damag ed, their shoes were smooth, their glovt*H only were cracked, the last mentioned fact serving to determine the temperature. It was found where the victims had bought their shoes and gloves, and experiments were made to ascestain the degree of temperature those objects would stand. It was found that the twenty-seven per sons had been exposed to a temperature of 100 to 120 degrees Celcius. By an exam ination of their blood all the Indications of poisoning by carbon monoxide were found. Therefore it was evident that their death was rapid and painless. The posi tions of some indicate that they were surprised by death." Even in the case of a number that had perished in the boxes and whose bodies were terribly burned, an investigation de veloped that the victims had been "sur prised by death," and had not suffered. • Dr. Black concludes: "To give an idea of the temperature un der such a catastrophe: At the moment the fire had broken out in the upper part _of the stage the temperature had reached 2,000 degrees. One hour after the start, jwhen the lack of oxygen caused smoke without flames, blue fire balls were seen. From these facts we know that the tem perature must have been at least 750." MAKES LOVE TO HIS HORSE ON THE STREET CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 23.—The spec tacle of a man making love to a horse wf.s •seen on the Superior street viaduct this afternoon. Incidentally traffic was tied up for near ly half an hour and the horse lover was nearly mobbed by motormen, conductors and teamsters. Michael Jerofsky, a ped dler, acquired a "jag," and while- drivin:; over the viaduct was overcome with n feeling of love for his horse. Jerot'sky got down from the seat of the wagon and unharnessed the horse right in the; middle of the car tracks. Then Michael put his arms around the horse's neck and called the beast all sorts of endearing names. He even kissed the animal and wept. Patrolman Hyman hap pened along and arrested him. 01 COMMON HEN SELLS FOR $300 How a Poor Little lowa Girl Starts a Fund to Complete a Hospital. WATERLOO, lowa, Jan. 23.—An lowa hen has been sold for $300 and bids fair to bring several times that amount be fore it is finally disposed of. Nearly a year ago the lowa Presby terian synod voted to locate a. hospital at Waterloo. Lately it was discovered that a canvass of the public was neces sary in order to obtain funds needel to complete the building. After the canvass had started little Maud Ballou, an orphan girl, nine years of age, and living with an uncle, thought that she might do something to aid the movement. Her relatives are poor, her foster-mother being forced to take in washing to supply tho daily nec essaries, while her uncle is slowly dying of consumption. Begins Her Canvass. This chit of a girl canvassed her re sources to discover what she could give. She* had few of the joys which come to most children. She had few If any toys to aid in making her life more happy, but she possessed a young hon which she had nourished and raised from the egg, and which she kept as a house pet. After much thought the decision was reached that this hen must be sacri ficed. The girl consulted her foster mother. The latter could do but little, but from her hard-earned stipend she gave the child twenty-five cents for the hen, and the twenty-five cents waa car ried to the headquarters of the W. C. T. U. and given to that association to !>«• made a part of $500 which it had pledged. Hearing of the work of the little girl, a local merchant visited her home and re-bought the hen, paying for it $::. Then it was sold and re-sold, time and again. The local lodge of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen gave $25 for it; other lodges followed suit, and sums of $10, $15 and $2f> kept pouring in. One Sunday the pastor of the Pres byterian church had the hen placed on his pulpit during the services, and preached a strong sermon on the good deed of the little girl, and after the sermon the church congregation bought the hen from Us last owners, paying more than $60, which was raised by a collection. The mite given by the child is still growing, and the belief in that it will reach fully $500 in a short time. An Eastern commission house Which has heard a portion of the story, has made an offer for the hen which it is understood, if sold at the figure offered, •will be exhibited ns the highosi priced bit of poultry ever sold in the world. MAY BE RELATED TO CARDIFF GIANT Bones of a Human Skeleton Eleven Feet High Are Dug Up in Nevada. WINNEMUCCA, Nev., Jan. 2Z;—> Workmen engaged In digging gravel here today uncovered at a depth of about twelve feet a lot of bones, part of the skeleton of a gigantic human being. Dr. Samuels examined them and pro nounced them to be the bones at ;i man who must have b>*t-n nearly eleven feet in height. The metacarpal bones? measure four and a half inches in length and an; large in proporition. A par! of the ulna was found and In Its complete form would have been between seven teen and eighteen Inches in length. The remainder of the skeleton is be ing- searched for. Out of the Heart's Bitterness. Blobbs —Scribbler baa bad no less than nine plays reject< A. Slobbs—What i.-. In- doing now? Blobbs—Writing essays on the decline of the drama. -Philadelphia Record.