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Red River Prospector RED R'VKR, NEW MEXICO Honesty in a policy oa which there la always a premium. Sometimes an apology feels heavier after one has parted with it. The Shamrock III cost $BOd,000 and the Reliance made her look like 30 cents. Alway aim a little higher than the mark if the mark Is a dimple ia her chin. il It's a pity that there isn't some hetter grain than oats to feed Lou Dillon on. Designer Fife ought to butld an Icq yacht. It might win when the Atlan tic freezes over. According to Carlyle, all speech has something of song in it. But what wo object to is the sing-song. "What would the nation be without women?" frantically asks a magazine writer. That's easy. Stagnation. Wo are still anxiously awaiting omething definite to determine whether the aerodrome is a bird or a fish. Vesuvius' reputation as a decorous and well-behaved volcano will soon be utterly ruined unless it changes its ways. We cannot help wishing the danc ing masters success in their efforts to eliminate the football tackle from the ballroom. If Sir Thomas Is a philosopher he will recall that the America's cup Is a battered old intrinsically valueless bit of silver, anyhow A Salt Lake paper asks, "What are angels?" This is pretty hard, coming from a place where the women are supposed to be so largely In the ma jority. A German Inventor has succeeded In combining the moving picture with the phonograph. Surely no one will hastily call this man a benefactor of his kind. If the Boors had known just how , England was fixed at the beginning 1 of the South African war tiiey might have eaten their Christmas dinners in London. The 128 cigar factories in the Cuban rapital must be large ones, consider ing the number of "genuine Havana cigars" that are sold in this country every year. Mr. Billings will not try to beat tho two-minute trotting record with Lou Dillon till next year. In tho meantime the opportunity is open to verybody else. The school board of St. Paul In sup planting the piano by the drum clear ly has been influenced by the ordi nary manner in which the stringed in strument is played. Sir Thomas' business sense must have been napping when he permit ted himself to remark that tea-drlnk-lug England is in decay as compared with coffee-drinking America. It is claimed by an eminent artist that in a crowd of clever men it is always noticeable that a large major ity of them are homely. Still we in sist that not all homely men are clever. Prof. Erne of Columbia is reported to be a gentleman of pleasing address and faultless manners. It will not be wise, however, for any of his pu pils to attempt to guy him in the classroom. Chief Ghlrdljikoff, General Tzon chelf. Captain Majdjaroff and Colonel Glevgyeli are directing the Macedon ian revolution. Some man with a ca tarrh remedy ought to get busy on thota nam-: Two Montana men have been sen tenced to a year in the penitentiary for killing a steer. In Montana they do not pass over crimes of this na ture without a deep and solemn sense f tLair gravity. Th raport from California that the prune) crop Is short gives the news paper humorists of the country an excellent opportunity to say nothing about it, which they are not likely to tako advantage of. The Neapolitans are demanding the banishment of the man who .predicted the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, in the belief that he haa " the evil eye." That's wnat a man gets for being far slgbted in superstitious Naples. The Briusn go-wnment has learned that English merchants have been sell ing arms to the followers of the Mad Mullah. When It comes to a toss up between patriotism and business, it Is a case of heads business wins, tails patriotism loses. The employment by the Neapoli tans of the magnificent, display that Vesuvius is making now would be keener than it is If it were not for their apprehension that at any time the marvelous spectacle may change Into a terrible catastrophe TILL WEI IV1EZE1T AGAIN Although my feet mny never walk your rayt. No other eyes will follow yon so fur; No voire readier to ring your pril.r. Till the swift coming of those future days When the world knows you for the mun you are. Ton must ro on nnd t must stny behind. We mny not fare together, you md I, Hut, though the path to fame he sticp ami blind. Walk, strong and steadfastly, before man kind. Because my heart must follow till you die. Htendfnst and strongly, scorning mean success, Lenient to others to yourself severe. Jf you must fall, fall not in nobleness, Uod knows all other falluie T oould bless That sent you back tu ilnd yuur wel come here. Serlbner's. WHEN LILLIAN LOOKED FOR WORK Br OTIIO II. M (. . Copyrighted, fso&, by Tht Aulhort PubliMnij Company Mrs. Barnes put aside the letter she had been reading, and gazed into the fire with a troubled expression. "What Is the matter, my dear?" quesloned Mr. Barnes. "Why, this letter Is from Cousin William's children the twins, you know. It seems that when property matters were adjusted after William's death there was found to be almost nothing remaining, only an annuity for his wife: you know she has been an invalid for years. Not anything for the twins, and they are coming to Boston to look for work. I would really like, Aaron, to invite them to stay here until they secure positions." "Suit yourself, my dear, suit your self. Only don't discourage them In their attempts to find work; it will do tuem good. They can find something, even If it Isn't quite to their liking. Good, strong boys about sixteen, aren't they? ought to find employ ment If they're not too proud to take what they can get, until they can find what they want. Now, when I first camo to Boston " Mrs. Barnes had heard this too many times to enjoy its repetition, and she hastily exclaimed: "But, Aaron, one Is a girl!" "Same thing, same thing." returned Mr. Barnes, testily he wanted to re late his early Boston experiences "but you'd better keep the girl In the house. Dont believe in girls going out to work. What can a girl of that age do?" "She is older than you think," said Mrs. Barnes, soothingly; "the twins are nineteen, and Lillie says she uan do anything that Willie can." Invited by Mrs. Barnes, the twins came a few days later. Mr. Barnes peered out from under his bushy eye brows and over his gold-rimuied spec tacles at the girl. "So you can do anything your broth er can, can you?" he asked, quizzical ly, noting her bright, alert look, and quiet dignity of manner. "Anything except fight," she an swered, proudly. "I can fight, but we've kept together In everything else. 1 can ride and shoot and row. I can saddle or harness a horse, and I can dress game as well as Willie can." The old man smiled grimly at the ist of Lillian's accomplishments. "Do you expect to find any of those things to do here In Boston?" "You are laughing at me. Mr. Barnes. We are first-class stenographers and bookkeepers, and I am just as capa ble as Willie in every way. Our books look exactly alike; you can't tell our writing apart." "As for that," said Mr. Barnes, "I can hardly tell you two apart. If you were dressed alike, I know . couldn't." "Lillie Is a half inch shorter than I, and weighs less, but we can 'make up" to look exactly alike." and Willie "I withdraw my application." Stood beside his sister to show his su perior height. "Mother can't tell us apart when we dress alike." "Willie makes the better looking girl," said Lillie, laughing, "because his cheeks are always red, and I am usually pale." Mr. Barnes looked at the handsome boy, admiringly. "So you can fight, can you, Willie?" "Of course, I'm light-weight," said Willie, modestly, "but I can take pret ty good care of myself tn an encoun ter, and with a much heavier man than I, too. Father had me in train laf film tht time I was seven. Ha said I'd have to fight for myself and Lillie, too. See here, Mr. Barnes my hand doesn't look much bigger thin Lil's, but you feel of It and look here " and he stripped his arm, show ing hnnl. firm muscles that stood out like knotted cords. Mr. Barnes patted his arm approv ingly. "You're all right, my boy, you're all right. Now, when I first came to Boston " "Supper Is ready, Aaron; you can tell that to the children some other time." That evening Mr. Barnes and Willie had a long talk in the library, and Landed on his chin. later Lillie was called in for a "con fab." as Willie called It. Tho next day a tall, stylish noting lady called upon several business men who had advertised for bookkeepers and stenographers. She was decided ly handsome. Behind tho chiffon veil one caugnt bewitening glimpses of curling yellow hair, great brown eyes and pink cheeks. One man gazed rather pointedly at her face while questioning her as to her ability, and remarked in unctions tones, "I think you'll do very nicely, my uear." He was somewhat chagrined to receive uie decided reply: "I withdraw the ap licatJon. I do not care to lake the position." , Out in the hall the bewitching vision clenched a well-gloved hand, and Willie's voice muttered: "Confound his impudence! To think of his looking at Lil like that." The young lady rose gracefully, gripped the back of her trailing skirt In the most approved manner, and sailed serenely out. The next call brought disaster. The advertiser scanned the young lady closely, asked a few questions, and said: "I will let you try the place. The salary is four dollars." The young lady rose Instantly. "I could not consider it. I must earn enough to support myself " "Of course," answered the man, coolly, "and with a girl like you, if she knows her business, the matter of sal aries is as easily adjusted as your ven." His tone and manner added meaning to his words, and he attempt ed to raise the chiffon face-covering. Quick as thought the well-gloved hand shot out straight lead with the left and landed on his chin. His head was thrown violently against the sharp corner of the bookcase by which he stood, cutting an ugly gash. He threw out his hands awkwardly the first blow was followed Instantly by one from the right hand, reaching him on the side of the body about two inches above the waist. He dropped forward, falling :avily to his knees. The blows had been delivered straight from the shoulder, with the whole force of the body behind them. "Get up." Bald a sharp voice behind the chiffon veil, "get up. I've given you this for my sister, who might have answered your ad. only to be Insulted." "I'll have you arrested for wearing women's clothes," spluttered the badly punished man. "Do." Bald the other; "do, and I'll tell the whole story in court, and show 'em how 1 did you up." And tnc styl ish young lady calmly adjusted her veil, gathered her skirts and vanished from his sight. Reaching the street she examined her split gloves ruefully. "This moans another pulr of gloves before I mat the next call." This call was soon over. The young lady gave a specimen of her writing, a test of her ease in taking notes and speed In transcribing them, and was engaged at a moderate salary, but suf ficient to enable a self-respecting wom an to lead a self-respecting life. That evening another "confab" was held In Mr. Barnes' library, and Willie gave a graphic description of "How Lillian sailed in." "You're to go to work Monday, Lll, and you're all right there. The man Is square and white Inside. To-morrow I'll start otit for myself." When alone with Mr. Barnes, he said: "You were right, Mr. Barnes; even a nice girl Is liable to annoyance, and your scheme was a good one." The old man delightfully patted him on the shoulder. "You've done well, my boy; you've done well. For your self, you can work anywhere and at anything. Now, when I first came to Boston " MrR. Barnes opened the door. "Sup per Is ready, Aaron ; tell that to Wllllo some other time." DINNERS TO BUSINESS MEN. Heads of Departments Remembered In This Way by Employers. Twenty years ago the president of a big company, the owner of a big business or Industry, would as soon have thought of asking his subordi nate heads of departments to spend! the summer at his country home as1 of giving them a formal dinner once or twice a year. Not? the formal dinner-giving practice is so common that it U almost taken for granted. The big corporations of tho country give annual dinners to heads of deJ partmcnts which cost thousands of dollars. Even mercantile firms, small In comparison, aro In the habit of meeting their chief employes around the dining board. There are several reasons for this interesting development, in tho first place, Americans are learning to en joy the formal dinner, with Its elab orate menu. Its wine and Its speeches. Then the capitalist has come more and more to realize how much of his success is due to his heads of depart ments. Oftentimes he gives them an Interest In the concern or corporation, and immediately they begin to work for the concern as well as the com pany. Anything that will bind them closer to the employer's interests is not overlooked, and a dinner once in a while is one of these. Taming a Terror. Dlek Deadeye was a bandit bold, a bandit fierce was he. who held up stages, trains, nnd things here In the weBt oountree. He'd lie In waiting In a place where chap arral grew thick, and'when tho stago came oil apace would turn his little trick. His name would cause a thrill of fear to sweep the country o'er, for rumor said he quenched his throat on naught but gurgling gore. The many men thnt rumor said he'd downed In gun disputes would fill a graveyard to the brim with stiffs yet In their boots. The cash and treasure he had got from tourists as a loan was heap times more than was required to ransom El len Stone. "Hands up!" he yelled one day; the man who drove chewed not the rag; he kne Deadeye would givo him ten pe.r centum of the swng. "Climb down an' git In line!" unto the passengers he yelled. They quick obeyed as tourists do when they are upward held. From out the sage a female came. Dick Deadeye quaked with fear, as near him drew the ancient dame and seised him by the ear! "You good-for-nothln' wretch!" she cried, "you relic of the past, I've sought you far, I've sought you near, and hero . yon be at last! "I'm all Impatient now to hear what story you kin tell!" And then she pulled him by the ear Into the chaparral! Again the wheels began to hum, the driv er scratched his head. "That mils' be Deadeyo's wife, Jfrs come 'yar from the slates," he said. Not Taking Anything. "Have you taken anything for your trouble?" asked the doctor of a long, lank, hungry-looking man, who com plained of being "run down." "Well, I haven't been taking much of anything; that Is, nothing to speak of. I took a couple of bottles ot Plnkham's bitters a little while back, and a bottle of Qulckem's invigorator, with a couple of boxes of curem's pills, and a lot of quinine and some root bitters. I've got a porous plas ter on my back, and I'm wearing an electric belt, and taking red clover four times a day, with a dose or two of salts every other day; excepting for that I'm not taking anything." Senatorial Gourmets. A party of tourists visited the Sen ate restaurant in Washington. They peered about in every corner. "So this is the place where the senators cat their epicurean feasts, is it?" askad a lady with gray ring lets and u determined cast of coun tenance. "Yes, ma'am," the guard replied. Precisely at that moment a waiter gave an order for the two senators from Michigan, who were lun'chln.j to gether. He said: "Senator Burrows wants an apple and a glass of milk and Sen ator Alger wants a dish of tapioca pudding." Saturday Evening Post Unerring Childhood. The child Is so often right. It has not the miscellaneous knowledge of the grown-up person who reads news papers and keeps a tame Kncyclope dia airltannica in a carefully devised cage. But the childish mind has an unerring logical faculty, not in any way confused by superfluity of infor mation. Must Protect forests. The Russians are awaking to the fact that a less reckless deforesting has become absolutely Imperative. Their forest resources are not only less than those of Sweden, but even less than those of Austria-Hungary and of the United State. METHODS OF KEEPING BOOKS. Is a Lead Pencil Worth More Than Pen? The nupervlslon of every store should extend to the books. The simplest Is always tho best method of expression. Why use a pen, penholder. Ink and erasers, when n pencil with a rubber on the end will supply all demands better, cheaper and witn less labor. Is there any good reason why a re tail merchant should not keep his books In lead pencil? One of Chlea go's largest wholesale houses does. If pencil Is used then the books used can be of cheaper paper and cor respondingly , less expensive. There fore, I think a retail merchant's books should be kept with a hard lead or indelible pencil. It Is easier, cleaner, takes less time and makes the correction of errors quicker and easier. Ink Is no safe guard against errors or dishonesty. A man can falsify and steal as easily through ink as through pencil. Bookkeeping is only memorandum work anyhow. Make It as simple and easy as possible. Don't waste prof!, in ink. It Is the little leaks that eat up the profits. Unnecessary labor is ii leak. Expensive paper in books Is wasteful. I believe In cheap paper and pencils, bright boys and girls who can add and subtract, and good common Bense business judgment to tell them how to put the figures down so they will add up something to show the movement of the business. Victor Robertson In Credit Man's Bulletin. WAS GOING TOO FAR. Mail Carrier Thought Advertising Was Being Carried to Excess. "Yes," said the rural mail carrier, "I believe that advertising pays, and all that; but some people overindulge In It. Now there is a Mr. Whooper, the rich city man, who owns the new house calls it his country residence down the Brownsville road. It's on my route, you know. Mr. Whooper made his money selling a corn salve he invented; and he's got a nice place out there. I'll say that certainly, but It's spoiled for me." "What's the matter with it?" asked the postmaster. "Well, you know I had mall to de liver there this morning, the first mail since the Whoopers arrived yester day. And what do you think? On a big rug at the front door there was the world 'salve' in letters a foot long. Advertising corn cure, and on a foot wiper in front of his own door, too! I'm disgusted." "Oh, you pronounce the word wrong," said the postmaster. "It has two uyllables, and is Latin, and sounds something like 'sal-ve.' At a portal it means 'welcome.' " "I don't care. It's too suggestive, that's what, it Is " asserted the car rier, as he turned to the ico water tank. New York Times. A Marvelous Watch. A marvelous watch is that of which a gentleman in Berlin is the proud owner, it is less than a quarter of an inch in diameter, the face being about the size of the head of a small drawing-pin. The case is of gold, and the whole watch weighs under two grains (the two hundred and for tieth part of an ounce, troy). The works and hands are of the finest tempered steel, and the "jewels" con sist of minute fragments of diamond. But even this does not exhaust its marvels. It actually has a tiny dial lo mark the seconds, Just as so many large watches have. The hand of this dial Is less than one-sixteenth of an inch long. It 1b a keyless watch of the latest pattern, and the owner would not sell It for five hundred pounds. Probably there is . no tinier timepiece in the world. Its marvels of workmanship can only be properly appreciated with the aid of a micro scope. Cassell's Saturday Journal. We Parted in Silence. We parted in silence, we parted by night, On the banks of that lonely river, Where the fragrant limes their boughs unite. We met and we parted forever. The night-bird sang, and the stars above I Told many a touching story Of friends long passed to the kingdom of love, Whero the soul wears Its mantle of glory. We parted In silence our cheeks were wet With the tears that were past control ling; We vowed we would never, no, never for get. And those vows at the time were con soling: But thoso Hps that echoed the sounds of mine Are as cold as that lonely river; And that eye, that beautiful spirit's shrine, H i.-, shrouded its fires forever. And now on the midnight sky I look. And my heart grows full of weeping; Each star Is to me a sealed book. Borne tale of that loved one keeping. We parted In silence, we parted in tears, On tho banks of that lonely river; But tho odor und bloom of those bygone years Shall hang o'er Its waters forever. Mrs. Julia Crawford. Can't Understand It. After a man has tried for three quarters of an hour to light a fire with dry kindling wood, It is hard for blm to see how a fire Insurance com pany can ever lose a cent. New York Press. Oldest Military Company. The "Ancient and Honorable Artil lery Company" of Boston, Mass., was organized In 1837. It is the oldest military company in the United States and the second oldest in the world. Women Butchers. England has nearly 4,000 female butchers. Woman Suffrage Movement. ' Increasing evidences that the causa pf woman suffrage is gaining ground throughout the world compel the in nulry whether the "women who want lo vote" are not now In a fair way to win a universal victory. In far-off New Zealand we find Pre mier Seddon, one of the bitterest op ponents of woman's suffrage before its Introduction Into that colony, now warmly commending the system, hav ing been "thoroughly converted by its practical workings," says the House keeper. New Zealand was never so prosperous as now and the Interest manifested by her women citizens In I he welfare of the colony is evidenced by their active participation in pub lic affairs. The compilation of the electoral rolls In New 8onth Wales Shows that about 300,000 men and 285, 000 women are qualified to vote at th next legislative election. Pearls In Indian Territory. PearlB of great value have been dis covered recently In Elk creek, near Muskogee. There Is much reason to believe that pearl fisheries slmilasAo those which have been - developed in Arkansas will be found extensively In Indian Territory. In many of the Streams of the territory are immense beds of mussels, wh.'ch the authorities say are of the pearl-bearing variety. Texas Finds a Remedy. Fate, Tes., Sept. 21st. Texas has seldom, if ever, had such a profound sensation, as that caused by the intro duction recently of a now remedy for Kidney diseases. This remedy has already been tried in thousands of cases, and in almost every case the results have been wonderful.. Henry Vaughan, of Rural Route, No. 3, Fate, says of It: "I suffered with Kidney Trouble for over 18 months. I was very bad and could get nothing to help me till I heard of the new remedy, Dodd'a Kid ney Pills. I began to use these pills, and very soon found myself Improv ing. I kept on nnd now I can say I am absolutely cured and free from any symptom of my old trouble. "I am very glad I heard of this wonderful remedy and I would strongly advise anyone suffering with Kidney trouble to try It, for I know il will cure." Grows a New Head. A curious characteristic peculiar to the California redwood tree, is that if the head Is cut off by lightning a new one will giadually grow out it its place as shapely as the first. How's This? We offer One Hundred Hollars Reward .for any case of catarrh thnt cannot ln cured by Halt's Cattarh Cure. K.J. CHUNKY a CO.. Propa.. Toledo. O. We, the nndi-rl?ued, have known F.J. Cheney for the lait IK yean, and believe blin perfectly honorable In nil haslnes transaction and flnani-tally able to carry out any obligation made by their firm. Wsst a Truax, Wholeness ruvlte, Toledo. O. Waldino, Kinxan & MABTUC, Wholesale Drug gists, Toledo, O. Haifa Catarrh Cure ! taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucosa surfaces of the system. Testimonial! lent free. 1'rlce "So per bottle. Sold by all Drugiftats. Hall's Family Tills are the beat. "You can't serve your fellow men un less you are willing to touch them. Charity with a pair of tongs Is not the "greatest of these." Allen's Foot-Ease, Wonderful Remedy. " Havetried ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE, and find it to be a certain cure, and gives com fort to one suffering with sore, tender and swollen ieet. I will recommend ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE to my friends, as it ii certainly a wonderful remedy. Mrs. N. IL Guilford, New Orleans, La." SI Junklnton (to leader of orchestra) Say, we wanter be up to date, so can't you play that St. Vitus dance they talk about up taown? When Your Grocer Says he does not have Defiance Starch, you may be sure he is afraid to keep it until bis stock of 13 ok. packages are sold. Defiance Starch is not only lietter then any other Cold Water Starch, bat contains 18 oz. tu the package and sells for same money as 13 os. brands. An Indian summer Is all right, but na one wants an Esquimaux winter. Monev refunded for each package oi PUTNAM FADELESS DYES if uusat isfactory. Money may be saved by the miter but It's generally made by the advertiser. "Tt beats all" how good a tigar you can buy for 6 cents If you buy the right brand. Try a "Bullhead.'r Ethel Yes. dear. George proposed last night, and I took pity on the poor fellow Her Best Fried What! You don't mean to say you refused him. after all? To Cure a Cold in One day. Take Laxative Bruino Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money if It falls to cure. U&c. Sir Thomas I.lpton faced the race prob lem In this country, but faileu to solve It. Insist on Getting It. Borne grocers say they don't keep De fiance Starch because they have a stock in band of 12 rs. brands, which tbey know cannot be sold to a customer wbo has one utjd the 16 ox. pkg. Dsflaaos Btareh for soma money. "Do you call that Joke original?" "Cer. I. duly." "1 think you must be joking." The mildest tobacco that grows la used tn tht make-up of Baxter's Bullhead t oent cigar. Try one and see. A Hungarian nrtlst is painting Mr. Rockefeller' portrait. It Is needless to udd. it is being done In oil. I am sun Plao's Cure for Consumption eared Br lite three years ago. Mrs. Thus. Robbuu. Maple Street. Norwich, N. Y., Feb. IT. IMS. Daughter What Is the dead letter office, mamma? Mamma Your father's pocket. Mora Flexible and Lasting, won't shake out or blow ont; by tiling Defiance Starch you obtain better result than possible with any other brand and one-third mora for same money. .fellle Ma, what Is a grass widow? Ma It usually hi the wife of a man ho has not got through sowing his wild oats. If von have smoked a Bullhead 6 cent agar you know how good ther are: if you have not. batter try one. "Yes. out ts for the rig. The girl told me she -was engaged to another fellow."