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THE INDEX AZTEC. NEW MEXICO. "Let us have reace at least till ipnt-B," is Russia's l..tesi motto. Persons who are lin king tor trouble should try to organize a platonic friendship. Maybe the Chines'' eyes grew that way through the habit of looking as kance at Russia. The humorists are going into poll tics and the politicians ara becoming unconscious hu:n ri. t . "There." says I i.-i Dillon. l:r,S, as she retires for the season, "I guess that'll hold 'em L,r a while." Tapt. Herrcshuff is rapidly getting well. He couldn't do anythii.g that would please the people more. S.'.nto Domingo has hem inoculated with another revolution and tl:.re is every indication that it i-i going to tal.tf. It is or.n thing to pay money to hear an dd lady of tin sing, hut it is an other thin:,' to pay money to hear I'at ti sing. In Of "many there are tile roofs that have bom on buildings for Deo years. This must be v ry iliscouraging to the roofers. David H. Hill has no cause to feel discouraged over his matrimonial prospects. Next year it will be holies' choice aeain. Peary announces that there Ce thr-e as of reaching the North Pole. He doe.-n't explain how he found 1 hern, tN-tigh. Strychnine put in pie for rats hilled a man the other day; at least, the rook ciaims that it was the strychnine that kilh-d Urn. It is claimed that the czar has too many ndvhers, though theoretically the rzar is supposed to know what to do without advice. King !'i trr inihl look at the alma nac occasionally and muse to himself that, it is getting to be a long time bet ween a--ass!iat ions. That woman who has just been le gally detached from the same husband fur the third time seems to have con tracted the divorce habit. Over in llerlin they ave now looping the loop in atioi:noldles. The public generally can find some reason to be happy if it only looks around. A I'-ov'd. 1:, l.aby carriage Now if w line X e d' cub l", made a !!) i ip. itilv ilc- it or would Tie tioi-e that sh:pbu ' 1 1 ! mi i- trust n.a'.ie;' i.i explained ibx; nioi (; appar ent it becomes that there are some very rich scalawags in this country. If complaints continue to accumu late against promoter Schwab, ti e ex perience gained by that gentleman in dodging about Kui'opo may come in handy. Kzekiel Kzckiel was defeated In Massachusetts and Adelard Archam bault was put to the bad in Rhode Island. Who says there is nothing In a name? Mr. H. 11. Marriott Watson, the Eng lish novelist, says American women are degenerates, '.iut he has had a i hatice to study only those who have married Englishmen. A woman is as old as she looks, a man is as old as he feeds, and a 1'. S. senator well, we have had two Illus trations lately of how young U. S. senators think they are. The girls belonging tc the senior class at .Smith college , have decided that Shakosporo's heroines were un lovely. Gentle Will would never say that about the smitli girls. To appreciate the full humor of Punch's sobriquet for the new wom an's paper, "The Daily Female." you have to remember that London has a ' Dally Mail," also run by Mr. Harms worth. We might iner dy remind Russia that it is not the number nor the size of the ships that count in a naval Mruggle, hut the way they are man- nged and the number of shots that i hit the mark. A Turkish artist who drew a carica ture of the sultan has teen sentenced to tin years in prison, we nave no doubt, however, that he may succeed through good conduct in having it marked down to 91. America is tue greatest coal pro ducer in the world, says a newspaper correspondent triumphantly. And In cldentally the American coal con 8umer Is something of a producer when It conies to footing the winter Dills. There will he a shortage of canned corn the coming winter, but there will be mot,? of that commodity than there was when the pilgrim fathers were chanting the anthems of the free In order that the sounding aisles of the dim woods might ring. Don't be too aggressive even though you are absolutely sure you're right. A man In Wilmington, Del., has had to pay a $15 fine for punching another man who would not accept his solu tlon of the Ann-Mary age problem. "Iron Man" VcGinlty, the stir pitch er of the New Ynrii Giants, got J I, nun this year and war.te l $5.omi next. Tin magnates hesitated, but McGinlty an notinces now that l.e Is going to pla; In his old position which Is bad new; for teams having to play cloublohead era with the Ciir.ts. UNAFRAID. S 3-p !s t'.'.c n'ht. my hrothor; Hut bright the coming diy." And the i i mi for dawn and funrise Is never far away. I'm watching here in the valley Tn ealeh the first glad rift In the nitsht clouds hanging over tJray clouds that soon saall lift. Whenever night shades are deepest Then loudest is my ong. In the -hudov of tile valley Hope speeds ir.y feet along. Ave. tl ed Is the night, my brother. Hut brii'ht the voniing nay: And the time for dawn and sunrise is iiewr f.tr away. Ilenrv t'. Warn.ak in Los Ang'ie Jleraiil. ANEl Capyri-jhtnl. Jjn?, by Tht Authun liMihlnj Company Algernon Barkdale Smythe was known locally as a snob. Some lili'.e sene was credited to his account, but his debts ran high. A great many thing3 were unknown to him, but one fact stood out so clearly in his feeble brain that what others he chanced to burdened with were (íuite overshadowed. There was a woman in Algernon's town with whom he was well ac quainted. This woman well, even her enemies said she was beautiful. Alger non loved, her with the unreasoning love that is the love of fools, and sometimes of strong men. In her par ticular circle she was known as a flirt and coquette. Men who distrusted their ability, along with having a cer tain regard for their peace of mind, fought shy of her witching glances. To show and emphasize the insin cerity of her character, and its unat tractiveness, the case of James was always brought up. Ho was one of those men quiet, reserved and In tensewho love not often. He had met the woman, I.clia, some years be fore. A service he did for her ce mented an incipient friendship, which soon began to ripen into something more. James was slow and method ical, and he knew somewhat of wom en. With women (if l.olia's type lie was, howovtr, not so familiar. There fore it was that he studied her long and carefully ere he committed him sel.'. Ai or persuading himself into the belief that he knew her. lie promptly asked her to marry him. To his surprise- and her own as well she ac cepted him on condition that he wait so long ns she ml:d;t see fit. No lover ;uuil .ii.-. -. .:, a -,-,ta,-. a . .. ceptaiice, so they were engaged. All went well tor a year, so far I.elia was concerned. James was very docile In his obedience to her care fully veiled commands, and was equal ly nice': In allowing her to do as she chose. Then, one day, the heave-.s Ml, and James was never the same man afterwards. It came about In a very simple man ner. I.elia put James off one nignt, with but the skeleton of an excuse, and went to the theater with another man. James took it all In good part, and said nothing. That night. In re turning, I.elia and her escort passed a man and a very shabbily dressed and wanton faced woman on the street. The two strove to pass with- oi't having their faces seen, hut they failed to accomplish this. One swift glance revealed it all to Leila. With a startled little cry, she dragged her escort nftcr her in frenzied haste, and when she arrived home she dismissed him with a curt "Good right!" The next day James received a very hot and scornful note, which sent him about his business without hope of re cb II. He saw how it was, and made eery effort to gain admittance to her presence; but he was denied. Then Ilia left the city and was gone for months. James continued the dreary rcutine of his life, and strove to for-gt-t that all the light and gladness of It was no more. When she returned James chanced to pass her on the street. She was with Algernon, and he spoke to them, but they cut him dead. A great rage and sorrow filled his heart, so he passed on without further ado. Meantime the gossips of Lelia's set had It that she and Algernon were to Algernon Barkdale Smythe was knon locally as a snob, be married In the spring. She ltiUghed when it came to her ears, but her laugh was not to be understood. Algernon himself attempted to look wise when a friend told him, but It vas a dismal failure. He was rich, air looking, descended of a family ontent to spell Its name "Smith," and f average charp.cter; therefore, it Is ot strange that the rumor was cur ently credited. It was during a call that Algernon iido cn her when the heavens fell or him. He poor fool, unconsciously Knocked out tho props hlmRelf. That day he had come upon an ex planation of James' behavior the night o tbi street. It savored enough of tho disreputable to he a delicious morsel for his palate. Resides, he had a secret fear that the woman had not yet forgotten James, and he win eager to so poison her mind that her heart would forever cast out the like ness of the man she had once loved. So it was that Algernon dug his little pit fall and coaxed I.elia to cross !t. "Don't you remember that fellow ah let me see, what wns his name? Yes, I havo it James. Don't you re member him?" She flashed a glance at him that would have been a warning to a man of average intelligence, but Smythe did not see it. "Quite true," she said; "there was such a man. What of him?" "Nothing of interest, nothing at a!L mi ! HI; Even her enemies said she was beau tiful. I chanciO to think of him In connec tion with something I heard to-day?" "Yes?" with rising inflection. "Something you heard set you to thinking of him? That is flattering." "Not at all," denied Algernon, ignor ing the thrust. "But, don't you know, it was something that cast a light on something he did " he; paused ex pectantly. Lelia's face was a mask, and Alger non could not read her thoughts. "Something that he did?" she com mented, tentatively. "What can it all mean?" "Don't you know?" he said desper ately. "Of that that woman he was seen with on the street " "Oh, yes," she made answer, as If it all was now clear to her. "There was such a woman." "She wasn't exactly er nice, you Know," he blundered on. "1 heard so," was the disdainful in terruption. "She was once of n fairly respecta ble family," pursued Algernon, regain ing confidence, "but she she fell. Then she left her home, and her peo ple forgot that she had ever lived. Af terwards they left their old home and came to this piace "Wait a minute," interrupted Leila; "I can finish it for you. They came to this place, but she had preceded them. When she knew of their arrival she hunted them up, repented of her past misdeeds, was readmitted to the fold, and now they live happily and honorably. It is an old story, and quite commonplace," "But this did not turn out so." Al gernon said triumphantly. It is worse than that." "Worse? That is impossible." "Indeed, no, as you will see. When James came across her it was by ac cident. She had not repented, but was continuing her evil ways. That very night retribution overtook her, and she was stricken with some kind of malady. James took her to his home and summoned the best medical aid, but it was of no avail. n a few weeks she was dead. James was most devoted to her during it all, paid all the expenses, and had her interred in the family burying ground. They say he took it very much to heart." Algernon waited with malicious ex pectancy, for he knew what was com ing. Leila was too much absorbed in her thoughts to observe his manner. When he paused, she asked: "What was she to him that he should do that, and take it so to heart as you say?" "Well," and there was an impress Ive pause, "she was his wife!" "His wife!" cried Leila, unable to check the cry of astonishment. Al gernon nodded In a satisfied manner, and then said: "Yes, she was his wife. He mar ried her when he was a young fellow She had It In her blood, and went to the bad. Then they parted, later he heard that Rhe was dead, and did not know better until he saw her on the street." Algernon sank back in his chair, satisfied that he had done well. For some minutes Leila was silent. The man finally became Impatient and. to break the suspense, asked: "Well, what do you ttli': o It? A i'i- iliii W 1 Pretty rough on James. Isn't It?" In reply the woman arose and opened the door leading to the halL Then she turned her great eyes upon him In dazzling scorn- "There!" she said, jointing to the door. "You had better go home. You are a mischievous little cur, and If I were a man I would tlirash you!" The man stared In d'ead consterna tion, not believing his ears. Before he could compose an answer, how ever, he was left alone In the rom, and the sound of Lelia's light steps came back to him as s!ie ascended the stairs leading to her room. That night she wrote a very apolo getic little note to tames, begging him to come to see her next day. And James came. HOW LAWSON 0T EVEN. Boston Millionaire Is a Bad Man to Antagonize. Thomas V. Lawson, Boston's cop per operator, Is a man of very warm likes and dislikes, especially dislikes, as many who have come In contact with him have reason to remember. Just now they are telling in Boston how he avenged himself on a flotist who took occasion to press him for a bill at a time when he had his hands full looking out for the clubs of his en emies in the stock market, and inci dentally swinging a few clubs of his own. --'" The florist In question was one with whom the millionaire had done a great deal of business in years gone by. When Amalgamated Copper took Its recent slump someone went to the florist with a straight tip to the ef fect that Lawson was in a bad way financially. The florist straightway hied himself to Lawson's office with a demand for his bill. Lawson told him to keep cool, adding that he would send a check as soon as the bill was checked up. The florist, however, wanted a certified check at once. The insistence of ..the man was re warded, and he went on his way re joicing, his joy being turned to woe a few days later by the resignation of his chief lieutenant, who announced that he was to start a store within a block of the one in which he had worked for many years. And the knowledge that came later thai Mr. Lawsuit's nnmey was back of the magnificent new store did not make him feel any better. It was Lawson's way of getting square. New York Times. TRUE STORIES CF CHILDREN. Wise Remarks Credited to Present Day Youngsters. He is young and a n!aterlalist. Near ly every child is that, however. They do not take much of anything for granted. They want i roof. Tbischhd had been disobedient and had got into trouble, and his mother was trying to Impress upon him the naughtiness of his conduct. She told him about God, who knew everything and could aee everything. "You may hide something from ice," she said; "but God sees it all." "Can he see me now?" he asked. " - - "Right here in this room?" "Yes." He studied the ceiling Intently ftr a minute and then said: "Well, if you think he can, I wish you'd show me the hole in the roof that he peeks through." Another little materialist a girl this time objected to going to bed alone. "But you're not alone," exclaimed her mother. "God is with you all the time, and then you have your dolly besides," She examined her doll critically be fore replying. "I don't want them," she said at last. "I want somebody with a skin face." New York Times. Across the Hills. Across the hills and far beyond, whera daylight dies and yet iiKain U burn, There lies a country wond rous fair. lUyond the purple rim of mist that girds the valley down below There lies a land I dreamed about, a land I longed to know; The stars stood sentinel at dusk and beekein d. Yet 1 dared not go. Across these hills a wandering soul come to a child ami as It grew tt sung a promise of return, Till the life's great hope became a chain and the spirit knew hut bitter pain. For its tasks undone were fetters of lead and a weary life seemed all in vain. For the master passion would not be still Nor ilie soul at rest again. It was out of bounds In a realm unreal, as a summer stnr In a silver sen That counterfoils Its Unlit: Unreal and hopeless and afar, Fate met ed it out and give it me And bid me accept this lonely thing And smile on life and be free And light of heart and happy ayo For all eternity. And I cried aloud In my hour of trlel for a comfort In my gloom To frighten death amy. Across the bills stole a kindred soul fron tha infinite long ago And my dream came true at last In you here In the afterxlow, And you led me away across the blue Whither I longed to go. - Percy F. Montgomery. Missing No Opportunity. A large, good Matured man was greatly attracted to a little girl in the dining room of an up town hotel the other day. She was about two and a half years old, was beginning to run about and talk a good deal, and ulso appeared to be at home In the hotel After smiling at him across the din ing room and making friends with him at a distance he accosted her In the hall. He asked her the regulation questions put by strangers to children, all of which she answered as promptly as her baby fashion would permit. Finally the man Bhook hands with her and said: "You are a nice little girl. Shall I bring you a box of candy to-morrow?" The little one looked puzzled a mo ment, then spoke up brightly: "No; 'oo better doe det it now!" She got the candy that evening. Smoking Competition. At a "smoking club" In Thallflngen (South Germany) a competition was held, the object of which was to smoke a cigar as long as possible without let ting it go out. The prlze-wluner smoked his cigar 74V4 minutes, while none of the other competitors' recordó was over one hour. Convenient for Bcsinesa Men. With the introduction ot the type writing machine In the office comes the question of where to place It so that it will be most convenient for the user. Probably the best location la in the desk Itself, with a folding bed to inclose the typewriter when not In u.ie, but this generally means greater expense through the purchase of an eatl.-ely new desk. No doubt the sec ond choice will be the swinging shelf attached to one side of the desk, where It can be brougnt into position Operated by a Foot Lever. f.ir use when wanted, and is not in the way when it is necessary to use the desk for other business. While tue swirling shelf Is not of itself an entirely new idea, yet the mechanism which is shown in connection with ir. in the illustration has just been In vented for the convenience of the op erator in manipulating the shelf. It comprises a rock shaft attached to the base of the desk beneath the tier of drawers, with a lever projecting outward within easy reach of the foot to swing the shelf in either position. The end of the rock shaft carries a segment, which is geared to a small wheel at tho lower end of the swdng shaft supporting the shelf. When the shell Is thrown back against the side of the desk the foot lever is slightly elevated from tho floor, and only a Slight pressure is required to bring the shelf forward and present the Machine for use. William J. Bell of Tyler Texas, Is the patentee. Punching Bag Support. Some boxing instructors advertise fiot to punish the pupils, but to in struct them only, but the timid ones who' still desire to go tn for a little of the "manly art" will stiil prefer tho punching bag as a substitute for the professor and as being not quite so likely to put the beginner out of tho business. One of the difficult ;rroi lems which arose with the intro duction of this means of exercise was the question of mounting the bag to give it perfect freedom of movement and return it quickly after a blow A very simple device for this purpose Is that shown in the illustration, which permits adjustment of the bag ii any position according to the height cf the person doing the punching. The ualn support takes the form of a ver tical post extending from the celling to the floor, or attached to the side wall of the room, as may be most convenient. Sliding on this post is a camping device carrying a horizon tal bar, which in turn, supports a me- tiilli'! ring, the sides of which are set at sucb an angle that the ball will strike the surface at approximately right angles as It flies around unde: the impetus of a blow. It is an easy task to set the bag at any height, and for gymnasium use, where a number or hags are needed, this form ol ' mounting, should iie especially advan . tageous. The patentees are Edgar J. and Il-:go Goldsmith of Cincinnati, Ohio Elimination of Platinum. The high price of platinum has brought about masy attempts to man ufacture incandescent lamps without the use of this material, but as yet no other metal has been found which will fully replace it. The reasons for the use of platinum are that Its co efficient of expansion Is the same as that of glass, and therefore changes of temperature do not cause cracking, A further reason is that when plati- num is fused Into the glass the latter adheres to the platinum as though ce- mented. While other metals, partió- ularly some alloys, such as nickel- steei, nave oeen iounu wnicn nave coefficient of expansion equal to that of glass, none of them has the prop erty of forming a tight Joint when m i I- T-.. . V, I ,, ,lltnn..lt luseu 111. iu gel uci lino uimtuaj, a rrencn company wnicn in uu in ac tores incandescent lamps has discov ered a cement which enables it to se cure a tight joint around the leading in wires without Its being necessary to use platinum. This cement is said to be unaffected by air or ordinary temperatures. Eucalyptus and Sycamore. A new fuel Is being manufactured i.i California which is made from twigs and leaves of the eucalyptus tre, mixed with cruda petroleum.. It is said to burn freely and give good results. Piles made from this tree are immune from attacks by the teredo and last longer than yellow pine. The demand for them is greater than the supply. One of the most durable woods Is sycamore. A statue made from It, now In the Museum of Gizeh at Cairo, is known to be nearly 6,000 years old. Notwithstanding this great age, It is assorted that the wood Itself Is en tirely sound and natural In appear-ce. PORTER WHO REFUSED TIP. Put Pridj of Race Above Claims of His Pocketbook. A good-looking porter who is in command of a parlor car running westward did something notable the other day he refused a tip. It Is believed among travelers that the event was unique. Few colored por ters are built that way. This was an aggravated case of Ob streperous Traveler. He came from Down East some where, and his con versation indicated that he was con nected with a trust, perhaps with two or three of them. He was seeing tho West, and expressed himself volubly upon the sights as they varied with the change of scenery. It was a hot afternoon and most of the men gather ed in the smoking room occasionally ! sipping something that the good-looking porter ciincocted, and all the time ! listening to the ripple of the Trav eler's remarks. The nesro problem brought the crisis. "No use for 'em, no use at all," broke out the talkative traveler be tween sips. "There's just one way to settle the negro question deport 'em." "That's what John Temple Graves says," suggested a man on the lorig leather cushioned seat. "But he's wrong ab -ut it he don't go at it in the proper way. My plan is this: Ship all the negroes to the north pole or as near to It as ships can get, set 'em ashore with food to last a few weeks, and then go off and leave 'em." He sippsd and the good-looking porter standing in the door listened with in'ignation pictured in every feature. But tho traveler was gener ous and ordered "cold high balls for HE WA3 EASILY SATISFIED. Possession of Riches Meant Little to Florida Man. The Florida Times Union says that there is much philosophic content ment in that state, and tells a story to substantiate the statement. When the phosphate boom was young a speculator paid one of these contented Florida folk sixteen thou sand dollars for a, tract of land the iititlve had tried to sell tor five hun dred. The sum conveyed only a vague impression to tho mind of the fortun ate man. What he wanted was the cash in hand. "Don't do that. Leave it in the bank and toll me what you want." He wanted a farm of sixty acres with a house on it the whole to oust a few hundred. "What else?" "Can I have a horse and saddle and bridle?" "Certainly." "And a rifle?" "Yes." "And some provisions?" "Yes." His eyes began to bulge. There was a pause. What else do you want?" "Oh, give me fifty dollars for 'the old woman to buy things for herself and the children." He started to wall: away. "What else?" "Is there more yet?" "Yes." 'HVell. give me a plug o' tobacco an' set me down where the fish will bite all day an' you can have the rest." Diminishing Rubber Supply. United States Consul Kenneday of Para, Brazil, reports great falling off in rubber exports. He says: "The one feature of the situation which Is really worrying the rubber men is the rapid destruction of the rubber forests In the very region wl'iere the best rub ber is found. The number of men who have gone into the rubber belts this year passes all records and all ex pectations, and they are still going in great numbers. These men have heard of the high prices rubber Is now com manding. They are eager for gain. and many of them, as well as the owners of estates, are anxious to re- trieve the 1()Sses of 1(JKt season. It is therefore to he expected that the destruction of the rubber forests this year will be beyond all precedent enormous and irreparable." Sir Thomas Lipton's Eagle. Visitors on the "Erin" who felt sym- ; pathy for the magnificent American ' ' eagl0 which dejectedly flapped its wings in a small cage on the lower deck will be glad to learn that the prisoner Is free. When tho "Erin" sailed away, the doors of Its cage were opened and the long miserable bird soared up and off to its native home. The eagle was a gift to Sir Thomas Lipton from an admiring friend, hut the baronet hadn't the heart to take it to England when he saw its pitiable plight. Miss Rockefeller. Like all the other Rockefellers, Miss Ethel G., daughter of William G. Rockefeller, is musical and highly educated, but has little or none of the retiring disposition which character izes most others of the name. She is fond of outdoor life, is a capital whip and frequently rides to hounds across the country. She and her immediate family are much more liberal in their religious views than tho John D. Rockefellers, and they go into Boclety good deal besides. the crowd," and he was compelled to miss some of the conversation. "Yes, of course," the porter heard when he came back with loaded tray. "They'd freeze to death, every moth er's son of 'em, and- that would settle the thing for all time. It's the best plan anybody has thought out for stopping the everlasting talk about It. I'm going to present it to Congress next winter. Here, porter" and he tossed a five dollar bill on the tray. The expense was even money. The tray came back wdth the change. Was it divided into halves, quarters and dimes with the inevitable suggestion that only part of It should be picked up? Not much it was a crisp two dollar bill. The traveler lifted it gingerly; then looked up at the porter, but that indi vidual's hack was turned and he was half way to the door, through which he speedily disappeared. The crowd in the smoking room ropred, the traveler pocketed the bill with, "Well, he's shy a half dollar this trip." "Spose I'd tak' his money!" sneered the porter later. "Wahnted to freeze us to def I heared him. That kind of fo'ks ain't mah kind." And that is how the good looking porter established a record. Sleepy Connecticut Town. Killingworth is In some respects unique among Connecticut towns. On three sides railroads run within ten miles of it. The rural free delivery touches only one corner of it, and the sulnirbani;:irg trolley shows no sign of approach. With one exception it is the only lo vn in Connecticut that has neither telegraph nor telephone connection. The only public means of approach Is by stage once a day. THE PRIVILEGES OF WOMEN. One Merrier cf the Fs'ir Sex Satisfied with Her Position. Mr. Stead says that thew aic only three privileges of my sex namely, that In going in or out of a roomthe woman goes first; that she is served before man at a meal (a statement which is quite wrong, by the way, only one woman at table having that distinction, the one on the host's right; the other -guests. w'etker rr.ale.. or female,-in-cery household above mere middle class being served in regular rotation), and that in a train a man gives up his seat to her. I could give Mr. Stead many more. Our bills are paid for us when our male belongings have any money to pay them with; we are made love to, which may be despicable but is dl-i-tinctly enjoyable; we are admit 3, which is no doubt foolish but none the less gratifying to us. In spite of the preponderance of our sex the ma jority of us are so pleased with our selves that we have no desire to visit the republic in the neighborhood of the Mountains of the Moon; and con sidering that we can do anything we iikn in this year of grace and that we rule all your sex as it is, dear Mr. Stead, why call us "despised" and rail at the world for not making us "su preme," when it had never occurred to us that we were anything else? "A Countess" In Reply to Mr. Stead. . Natural Order Reversed. William Magelssen, the American vice consul at Beirut, Is an intimate friend of Najib Hashim. who Is the manager of a theater In New York. "I spent a week with Magelssen," Mr. Hashim said the other day, "in the summer of 1902. The young man knew then that his life was In danger, hue he was fearless and gay. It was a pleasure to be with him. "One day In Beirut he introduced one of his servants to me. " 'This boy,' he said, 'had never seen a paved street till he came to this city a year ago. The day he reached here, a dog, as he was walk ing about sight-seeing, ran at him to bite him. He reached down and tried to pick up a cobblestone from the paved street, but the stone, of course, stuck fast. To escape the dog; he had to take to his heels. " 'Afterwards, in telling me the story, the boy said he thought Beirut a strange town, since in it the dogs were let loose while the stones were fastened down.' " True Gallantry. Sir Walter Raleigh's chivalrous ac tion of throwing his cloak on the ground for his Queen to step on Is recalled by the story told by "V. C." of a small boy's generosity. A little girl was standing one very cold morning in one of the poorer districts of Edinburgh, waiting among a crowd of poor children to gain ad mittance into a hall where a meal was to be given them. It was bitterly cold, and the little girl shivered violently, and tried in vain to keep her bare feot warm. . A ragged little urchin who was standing near observed her, and, tak ing off his enp and laying it at her feet, said: "Here, lassie, stand on my cap ti'.l the door opens." Uncle Sam's Cold Supply. There is nerrly four times as much gold In the United States treasury as there Is !h the Uank of England. Dive of a Whale. Because of the rrcwure, a whale cannot dive to - tp tor derin than 300 feot.