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&BD RIVER, V, I NEW MEXICO. The baseball nrntniw are playing great batting game. Admiral Ych has been ordered by the Chinese government to bring bte navy up to tbe United States standard. In China the year begins In Febru ary, and the Chink thus escapes the January thaw of good resolution. New York probably roallzes by this Urao the supreme folly of attempting to confine an earthquake to a tunnel wleatorhowskl entertained Pader wski the other nightskl. After a flow of soulski they put each other to bed akl. Women In Germany cannot be said to be dragging behind the times; they want the family washing done by a trust. It Is now said that the pope Is tired, not sick. Perhaps he has bean read ing the conflicting rumors regarding his healtV Tar, Kentucky girls say Admiral Rcaley la a flatterer. He probably told aacli of them that she had beauty aaough for all. The suppiy of 'mustangs in Montana has practically been exhausted by the heavy demands of Buffalo Bill and the South African war. In deciding to hold a reception for the women of the foreign legations tho dowager empress of China has moved right into the front row. Great Britain and the United States have exchanged places in one respect. While the former is piling up a war debt the latter Is cutting one down. The picture the Qerman newspapers are using to represent Miss Roosevelt might bring on war were we not a good-natured and long-suffering peo ple. No request has yet been received In this country for the appointment of representatives to uttend the corona tion of King Alfonso at Madrid next May. When an impecunious friend strikes you for ten dollars of your surplus It is less embarrassing to say "Ikona," which is crocodile Zulu for "I have none." There Is no assurance that America Is not absorbing the usual quota of an archists into its population every time a shipload of Immigrants reaches our shores. The discovery that there Is a gang of counterfeiters at work In Porto Rico se-ems to indicate that the Ameri canization of the island Is proceeding rapidly. The European nations now striv ing to prove how much they love us would probably be less demonstrative If they kpew how determined we are to remain single. If the reports of Prince Henry's good aense are trustworthy the American who attempts to "fawn at the feet of royalty" invites the discouragement of a royal kick In the Jaw. As a result of the earthquake at the City of Mexico, Gov. Mora and his family have no home and are now liv ing in a stable. Well, the Savior of mankind was born in one. Anarchists say that Prince Henry never did a useful day's work and that they will Ignore him when he visits this country. But do the anarchiBts want to monopolize the loafing? No sooner does tho Kaiser prove that he Is friendly to tho United States than he Is called upon to demonstrate his affection for England. Some of the Kaiser's orators keep him busy. With the Danish West Indies ours, the territory controlled by the United States will coine within 100 miles of reaching half around the globe. Even Benjamin Franklin didn't foresee that. Mr. Marconi's engagement was broken off because be failed to keep up his correspondence. He was so Im mersed In his wireless signal scheme that he forgot all about the postal cards. Capt. Clark, who commanded the Oregon, and is to go to the coronation, Is an expert chess player. He will be all right in London unless King Ed ward shall steer him into a game of baccarat. It is the Judgment of those best qualified to speak on the subject that) now Is the time to vudt Washington Politically and socially, tbe nation's capital Is rarely more brilliant and at tractive, than it is at present. Besides. It is the duty of all those of our people who can afford It to see their country's capital at Its best. Bishop Fowler has told the ministers of lh Methodist Kplscopal Colored Church to cut all the big words out of their sermons. The bishops of other chin. W, not colored, would make m mistake tn givlnf, tho same counsel Our colored brethren have by no means a polysyllabic monopoly. Mr. Charles 111. Schwab's arrival In Berlin was awallod by a large number of pen.ons who, sovueliaw or othi had formed the impressiou, based p haps on dispatches from Monte Car that he was looking (or gold bricks. MATCHED COINS FOR WIFE Miss McGann, who is the stepdaugh ter of a wealthy Phlladelphlan, met A. Kulp, a Pittsburg druggist, and Harry Ej McOune, a Braddock, Pa., dentist, at Hot SpringB, Ark. Both fell In love with her and agreed to match coins to settle who was to re treat from the field. Druggist Kulp won. but gracefully gave In when he found Miss McGann had a slight pref Grandson of Algernon Sartorls, who has entered a machinoshop to work at the bench in order to prepare himself for a course In electrical engineering, Is tbe grand child of Gen. Grant and the eldest son of Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls. Young Sartorls Is now In his twenty-fourth year and one of the most promising of the descendants of tho great American soldier and President. He was born In Washington and studied for a few years in the Columbia University Law School. At the outbreak of the Spanish war he at once offered his services as a volunteer, although untrained in mili tary art. He is an earnest, strong young man and has numerous friends. An Interesting contingency hangs on bis success in rhe profession he has set about learning. It is nothing less than the hand of Miss Edith Davldge, daughter of the late W. C. Davldge of Washington. If Mr. Sartorls makes a success of his studies Miss Davtdg. who has been conditionally engaged to him, will become his wife. C'oatly Chronometers. Scattered throughout the various departments at Washington are hun dreds of clocks and chronometers, which cost tho government annually thousands of dollars. The chronome ters are the most expensive clocks In existence, and they are to be found on board every warship of the United States. These timepieces cost $400 each. The ones most consulted are those In the marble room of the sen DISTINGUISHED The most versatile woman In Europe Is without doubt Marguerite Durand. the owner and editor in chief of La Fronde. Besides being an able writer jhe Is eloquent on the lecture platform and an accomplished actress. Her histrionic talent was shown to advantage during her recent season In Berlin, when she supported Coquolin the elder in his new plays. The kaiser complimented her In a nice way when after witnessing a performance be told Coqueiln that if he (tbe kaiser) were a good on actor as the great Fvamdn erence for Dentist McCune. She was married to McCune at Cincinnati. When the bride'B stepfather, after the marriage, demanded to know some thing of the standing of her husband, Druggist Kulp again showed his gal lantry by helping to look up McCune's relations and business standing in Braddock and Pittsburg. Mrs. McCune is said to be only 16 years old. General Grant ate and In the speaker's lobby of the house. Hundreds of people dally cor rect their watches by them. A Writ of on. i it. An Illinois man wrote Bob Wright, of Dodge City, the other day, com plaining that Wright had fenced up In his big pasture a quarter section be longing to the Illinois man, says the Wichita Eagle. Wright replied: "Dear Sir: I did not know i was using your land. I insist that you remove It from my pasture at once." FRENCH WOMAN comedian he would want nothing bet ter than to have Mile. Durand in the leading female role. In all the large cities of France Mar guerite Durand has pleaded the cause of woman with signal success. Since her agitation many doors have been opened to the services of woman both In commerce and In the professions. It was due to the Indefatigable en ergy of Mile. Durand that La Fronde, the only successful newspaper in the world, owned, edited and printed by women only, was founded In Decem ber, 1897. The first day's issue exceed ed 200,000 copies. Since then It has become a popular dally. Scoffers have stopped their sarcasm and It la regu larly quoted by the press of Paris. Mile. Durand is a handsome woman, full of life and energy, usually tbe center of attraction at social gather ings. Hotel Center of the World. An Idea of the abundance of hotel accommodations In New Yo'rk may be had from the statement of the presi dent of the Hotel Men's Association there that New York has become the greatest hotel center In the world. It has more hotels than London, Paris and Berlin combined. There are twice as many hotels In New York to day as there were a year ago, and they are being put up by the dozen, by the score, by the hundred, and they are reckoned the best Investment there ts going. Mrdala for the Natjr. According to a rough estimate pre pared by tbe Navy Department, 7,50( medals will be required for the officer and men of the navy and marine corp who participated In the engagements la aad adjacent to the West Indies dur lug the war with Spain. NrVWVWSrVArVWSrV Negro Was a Hero The following happened in Georgia In the peace which followed the ter rible war, says the Columbus State. It Illustrates the love that so many of the old slaves had for their masters and how that love was shown: A negro man, strong and healthy, hut getting gray from years, was on trial In one of the county Superior Courts for murder. He had killed an other negro and had been lying In Jail for some time, awaiting his trial. The testimony against him was given by other negroes who witnessed the kill ing. When the case was called for trial by the presiding Judge an old man rose and In a voice deep and low, but full of marked gentleness, said: "Will your honor please mark me for the de fense?" It was Gen. Robert Toombs of Geor gia. His face was wrinkled some with age, but It was large and strong, and the lines of Intellect made deeper wrinkles than those of age. His hair was white, but it rolled back In baby curls from the most splendid brow that ever graced a man. His form was tall and straight and full sized, though his movements were slow with the years. His eyes still flashed as when he stood In the Senate chamber at Washington. The case was tried. The witnesses all seemed unfriendly toward the prisoner. In his own statement he claimed that the killing was in self defense. TTf-pk E if f in ire&SkYire in . s L tne oeeL -"-- On the coast of Corfu a story 1b told which will perhaps swine day pass into folklore, for It Is of the stuff of which legends are made. Whether It Is true or not no one can say, but the fisher men of Corfu believe It and dream of It. When the Empress of Austria re ceived the news of her son Rudolf's death, she was wearing a famous neck lace of Oriental pearls. That night, so the story goes, the attendant whose duty it was to care for the Jewels, was horrified to see that the superb pearls had lost their luster and looked dull and dead. She spoke of the matter to her mistress, who in her sorrow did not even listen. A month or two later the Empress had occasion to call for her peals; and, on opening the case, found every pearl of the necklace a lustreless gray. She called the court Jewelers Into con sultation, but nothing could be done to restore the pearls to their former beauty. Finally a famous chemist of Vienna assured the Empress that If the pearls could be left in the sea for a long time the action of the salt water would bring back ludi color and lustre. The Empress went to Corfu later. While there sho went with Father Ambroslus, an old monk, who was her friend and confidant, to a wild spot on the shore of the Island, and there they I This Is the Oldest Among the documents which huva lately been discovered In Chaldea Is a tablet which may well be called the "oldest dressmaker's bill in the world." It was the custom of the Babylonian ktugs to present to the temple sets of robes for the UBe of the priests and priestesses. This was usually done every year. Many of these lists arc In the British Museum. The oldest hith erto known has been that of a king, about 1450 B. C. The document now discovered Is, however, much older. Tbe tablet Is of limestone, and was found In the ruins of a temple in the city of Nlpur, In southern Chaldea. This temple was dedicated to the "ghost god," and had a large priest hood attached to it. From the style of the writing, which Is extremely archaic, and from the curious system of numerals employed, the tablet, It Is said, cannot be of later date than 2800 B. C. It contains a list of ninety-two vestments which were presented to the temple by the klr.g. The name of the king Is, unfortunately, omitted. The FATE OF CORONETS. Lord ilrourhiu'il llefiaiue George W. Child' Fruit Ulab. Peers and their coronets are soon pnrted when the ceremonial use has been served, says London M. A. P. The fate of one coronet Is told as follows, by a correspondent: "When I was staying, some years ago, in Philadelphia, with G. W. Childs, the well-known newspaper pro prietor, I noticed at dinner, one even ing, a peculiarly shaped gilt stand used as a support for a china dish con taining grapes. My host, observing that I was scanning It rather closely, said: "Oh, that Is the coronet Lord Brougham wore at the queen's corona tion. I have taken out the velvet cap and turned It upside down; the golden bails form excellent feet, and It makes a most elegant dish -stand," and It cer taiuiy did. But what Is the fatt jf coronets com aarea with the fatt f coronation rWWMV AAAAAAAMAA T Touching Storv of v Slave's Devotion to Hie Master. WWWVSrWWWW Gen. Toombs addressed the court and Jury at the last, and after fully discuss ing the testimony of the eye-wltneBses he concluded tlras: "Your honor, please, and gentlemen of the Jury: A few years ago my only brother fell wounded on the battlefield of Gettysburg. He lay there bleeding to death, with no friendjy hand to help him. Shot and shell, the fierce, fiery stream of death, were sweeping the earth about him. No friend could go to him. no surgeon dared approach him. The singing of bullets and the wild music of the shells was to be his only requiem. My brother had a body servant, a negro man, who waited on him in camp. The negro saw his mas ter's danger arid straight out into 'the sheet of battle and flame and death he went A eann in shot tore the flesh from his breast, but on he went, and, gathering my brother In his arms, the blood of the man mingling with the blood of the master, bore him to safety and life. Jim, open your collar!" And the Jury saw on Jim's breast long, jagged scars where the shell had ripped its way. Continuing Gen. Toombs said: "Jim's skin may be black he may be a ne gro; but the man wbo would do what Jim did for my brother has a soul too white ever to have killed a man ex cept in defense of his own life." Jim was cleared. Where Are the Fol- I ; mou-p.ari.oith. w 4 4- - hid the pearls securely In a fissure un der the surface of the water and left them. There the pearls were when the Empress met her sudden and trag ic death. Father Ambroslus fell dead In the cloister when told of the death of his mistress. The pearls, sf) the story tellers say, await a lucky finder, some where along the rugged coast, and nre likely to be the Capt. Kjdd's treasure of Corfu. Taking the story for what it is worth, the fact remains that there ar on record many curious Instances in which pearls apparently sympathized with the health and mood of their wearers. Pearls, too, often lose their color and lustre for no perceptible rea son, and in many cases never regain their beauty. All through the Orient there are Jewelers famous as doctors of sick pearls, and to certain of these doctors pearls of great value are frequently sent by the native rulers and mer chants. The salt water treatment is one of the most common methods of dealing with a sick pearl; so if Eliza beth's necklace is by any chance where Corfu gossip locates It, Its pearls may be finding healing while they await discovery Mounted as a stick pin, a single pink rose petal, In the center a whole pearl Dressmaker s Bill 1 inscription ends with the words: "In all, ninety-two vestments, the bill (list) of the temple for the priests this year." Many of the words are un known, and are doubtless technical terms employed by the modistes of that period. Among the Items are "Twelve white robes of tho temple, eight robes of the house of his lady, ten collars of the house of his lady, ten pure gold collars, two vhlte robes." An Item toward the end of this curious bill "Four scented robes" Is suggestive of the passage In Psalm xiv., In which are menticned the robes redolent of "myrrh and aloes and cassia." It was evidently the custom in Baby lon to perfume the robes, as it is at present In India and Persia. This document is of value as showing the great development which had taken place in the textile arts in Chaldea even at that, early period. Money uakes the mare go and wo men make the money go. robes? A large portion of George IV.'s wardrobe, including the coronation robes, wa3 put up at public auction In the summer of 1831. There were 120 lots disposed of und soine of the Items are interesting. A pair of fine kid trousers, of ample dimensions, and lined with white satin, was old for 12s. The sumptuous crimson velvet corona tion mantle, with silver Btar, em broidered with gold, whTch cost orig inally, according to the auctioneer 500 was knocked down for 47 guin eas. A richly embroidered silver tissue coronation waist-coat and trunk hose 13. The purple velvet coronation robe, embroidered with gold, of which it was said to contain 200 ounces, brought only 55, although It cost his late majesty 300. An elegant and costly green velvet mantle lined with ermine of the finest quality, presented by the Emperor Alexander to George IV., which cost 1,000 guineas was soK for 125. THE SAN BL AO TUNNEL. Details of the Audacious Scheme to to Tunnel the Isthmus. (ioorgo II. Haskell, formerly iru dent of tbe State School of Mines, but for the last three years engaged in min ing rvnr AntiiMiuin, Colombia, reached the city yesterday mid registered at th. Albany, sn.vs th Denver Republican, lie Is on his way to Montana, where he will siii-y until the revolution In Co lombia bus calmed down. On his way out of the country Mr. Haskell spent Koitre wtvks with the engineering party of the Sim Bins Tunnel Coniimny. which purpose! to build a ship tunnel five miles long, through the Cordilleras, uniting the: Atlantic and Pocltlc oceans by a waterway only fifteen miles long, through which ships may proceed In four hours from deep water to deep water. "I thought the thing was a Joke when I first heard of it," said Mr. Has kell. "The Idea of a tunnel 200 feet wide and 14) feet high, through solid rock, seems stupendous upon flrwt thought. But the more I looked over the Held, the character of flhe moun tains, aad the opportunities for work ing, the more favorably It Impressed me, until now I am firmly convinced that this Is the only practicable method of building the ship cnnol to connect the Atlantic and the Pacific. "In digging the San Bias canal there would bo less than one-fourth the act ual rock work that must be doue on the Panama route, and one-third of that on the Nicaragua. With modern machinery, the taking out of the rock Is a small Item. The tunnel will oc cupy six miles of the thirteen miles of the canal. There will be one lock at each end. There is nu abundant water supply for the canal, so far an It runs above sea level, and no complications at all from mountain torrents, as there are on both other routes. There is a magnificent harbor at each end of the route, and the granite taken from the tunnel could be towed out In scows and dumped to make breakwaters which would give a haven for boats of all kinds and sizes. "The rock of the Cordilleras at tils point Is a very peculiar hard granite. There arc no mnd pockets In It and nothing which would be likely to cause slides or pinches in the tunnel. It Is a fact well known to all mining engineers that It is harder to keep a small tunnel open than a large one. The mountains move on a large scale, and while all. around a tunnel the rock Is broken and sliding, at a point 150 or 200 feet nbove the rock will be found solidly locked together. The direction of the trend of the mountains Is such that there would not be the direet downward pressure which might crush In the bore. "1 believe that the most audacious project, seemingly, Is really the most conservative. The difficulties of tin; San Bins route are all right in sight aud In reach. The difficulties on the other routes cannot even be estimated. On the Panama canal you must under take to handle a river which at times becomes a torrent of almost Inconceiv able size and force. Ou the Nicaragua route you have a lake which Is dotted with voleanos, and whose shores show a vnst ranee of fluctuatloni in its depth; you have constant earthquakes to destroy your locks, and you have a long and circuitous route so expensive to sailing ship that they would better go round the Horn and save money." The Long Suffering Mule. Some of the mules that were Impris oned in the collieries In Pennsylvania over seven weeks ago by the floods huve Ikmui rescued alive, although they had little or nothing to eat in all that time. The animals gnawed the tim bers in the gangways of the mines and livtsd on them, but they were terribly emaciated when found. A Hawaiian Cataract. In exploring the Walplo river, In Ha waii, a party from the British museum of Honolulu recently discovered a cata ract that has one sheer fall of 000 feet, and In this exceptionally dry season runs 8,000,000 gallons a day. The party reached the cataract only be cause of low water, which permitted the explorers to ascend the bed of the stream. Tbe forest growth was nearly Impenetrable, and the trull hud to be cut through the tropical Jungles. .Mrs. Champa It's a wonder you would not take a notion to use soap and water. 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