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If llio Operator Itntt Tnetid It !! tp. Wontit lUta Ilrn ItUetrnr titsil. K tlty 8Un "litsxitrlelty Is like a mala in one rwiwet," mU fi vetsmn operator. "Vmi can never tell Jiwt wlitn It's boIhr to Ret on It front lege and kick into tho middle of next wlf- I remeinber, yeura hro, when I was night chief operator at the office In Itlchmoiul, Vs.., n very strange tiling lmppuncU. i waa sitting at my taWe ,ae night at nuout It o'clock, waiting . M for it to mon mlntnjr, so I could go Hone. There wna a tilg storm up tlie Hue. and while we .ll.ln'l feel It to any nreat extent In the city, the lightning liail heeu plnyl.ig the mlachlef with the I'lres in the onv, anil eaveral of the connection! had burnt out. All of n, smlilsn I heart! a itrange mapping wind at my Inatrumcnt, and the next tiling I knew a flush of blue white flra 1" up the whole room. Then a glob of flame about the alie of nu orange Jf seemed to spring from the armature nnd began to roll slowly from over Hio 'op of the table. Aa nearly aa I eon oeaerlbo the thing, It waa like a rIo mile of molten metal, glowing through jf, nnd through with Incnndoscont fire and - ahlmmerlng with every color of the rainbow, u Wn htautlfnl to look at nnd fascinated mo like a snnlto. More-, over. It aeetned na fragile aa n bubble n If n touch would ahlrer It to atoma and without thinking I reached for It with a woolen ruler. Luckily my ns Blatant had moro aenao, and he yelld to me po frantically that I atonoed lie- fore I touched It. Just then the fiery ball reached the edge and rolled off. Aa It struck tho floor It almltered lllto n drop of quicksilver nnd auddenly dla nppeared. When I rocovered my aenaea nnd looked at the table I waa allocked. The Instrument waa a wreck, and the track of the electric apparition waa charred Into the wood half an Inch ileep. if i had prodded It 1 wouldn't be telling the atory, for the ruler had a metal edge, and I certainly would have been electrocuted then and there. I bare heard of inch 1ml la of Are from n few old nnemtors, but tbat'a the only ono I ever aaw, and I'm not yearning to see another. Nobody line evor boon nble to explain them. Of online the time I speak of wna beforo the Intro- 4 Unction of Improved current nrresters, nnd nowadays such visitors ore pretty iff actively bnrred out." IIB LOBT ALL. InclUilluB Hint ttliianms 0 .-,,..-, tlio I. lively Itlnljr .fount. It was tho first porfect day of tho Kind springtime The warm sun brlghtonod the country liintlscnpo and tho odor of opening apple blossoms came upon the liiilon atmosphere. Tho V, leay clouds floated dreamily In the sky oyerhad, chiefly hocnuse they could not go af'jot or on tho trolley care. Tho rural roads wore smooth under tho hammer of Innumerable wheels, nnd Clarence Wheeler had stolen Hlrdy Jones from her haughty Hoho homo for a ramble on his '07 tnndent nmong the highways of tho townships. Stopping- from their run. thfy rested y beneath a great oak tree which over- hung a wayside spring. Cowbells tin kled In the woodlot below the meadow, and little lambs with wabbly legs Hires sixes too big for them gamboled on the short green gnus. On a broad, flat stono that looked down upon the crya tal wnter Illnly spread the lunch they had carried In the tandem imx, nnJ Clarence brought water In a romantic tin can that he had found hnrd by. The soft winds toyed with tho girl's blonchod tresses, which stroamed over her fnro like n photogravure picture of tho west wind to Illustrate Longfel low's poenu. Her cheeks flushed with the vigor of exercise and robust health and when the young man approached her from the spring his whalo thought was centered upon tho wlnsomo beauty of the divine crenturo. He snl down by her slds. Ills soul drank In the charm of the picture. Hlie looked up from the can of embalmed best Hint sho was opening, with n smile of eon lldont approval on her young face. Suddenly her eye kindled and the rosy (lush of young womanhood gafo way to a ghastly pallor. Her lip t curled In storn. Her classic head waa lifted In anger. "Merciful heaven!" shrieked the young man. "Tell me. dearest girl, what Is the matter?" I Jut she stepped bark, and, atrtktng the attitude that she had learned at the Sobo Amateur Dramatic club, she pointed her flujtr at him and said In tones that would wither a load of hay: "All la lost. Claree Wheeler. You are sitting In the nttl" Pittsburg Times. ImpmrM VmIiim. Stranger (In Ilalnbew) I suppose this suburban trolley IIms has InertM ul values herooboiUT armtr Qreene Oh. yea I Ole Dili (lowlyx wasn't worth the powder to blaw him to Ilridguiwrt till he get run over by one of them ears now he's worth il.OM. I'uek. Tli tllirrrfill lillMt. "Bvery woman hi an aristocrat at heart." said the youngest boarder. "Yes." said the Oheorftil Idiot; "she )ataa to think of hartelf as elatsod t "wlth the plain people." Indiana (wits Journal. lilt l'uaaloii, Mrs. ProeV NsadliiK la quite a M sIob with my htubaift. Mrs. Drsatei So it la with mine when he roods my mlllltur's blllit. Tlt-ttlU. Iieaiiuml by Irftmluii. Lonfon devours every year 400,600 oxen. 1, COO .000 sheep, 500.000 calves, 700.000 bogs, fowls Innumerable, tnd fi.800.0CC gallons of mlllc K WONDBRffUJj MAN. AT THE AOE or 03 Ql(. dOMEZ 18 VIQOHOUS. Chlralrnua Tnwnnt Women flrsst Tn t.irlto wltli uiildirrn III I'rMly UitiRtiter OlomonrU unit liar Ilrltit Ilrullief Speuk ISnetlati. (Spoelnl letter.) Up to the present time the photo graphs of (Ion. (loinec have not done him Justice. In n eurtoiw,penilstBnt way they give him an angular figure, half ieeperate, c,.worn oxpreMtou, and nge from 70 to SO years. As a matter o? fact, the Inaurgetit leader has n slender, orect figure, as active as a young man. He Is 0s, but his face is ns smooth and free from line as that of a man ten or fifteen years younger, His dark eyes are bright, keen and voarchlng. In physical vigor dome s a remarkable man. Hut he Is ovon more remarkable In his forceful char acter. It marks tils face strong and stem In repose, but gentle, magnolia and winning when he smiles. In self defense, probably, (Ion. (lorn or. raoentty tat for his photograph. He oiiuhl not stand the wild, weird pictures of him in shop windows, that are at bust cari catures, go he had his photograph taken a few days ago, and to protect himself, said It must be copyrighted. It Is a good picture, true mid lifelike, says the New York Tribune. (Jen. dome i plain and unpretending-thoroughly democratic In his tnstoa. There never was nt nny tlmo tho least chance In the Insurgent army for the "pomp and olrcumstanro of war," On tho contrary, all environ ment were rude and poor, nnd domes shared literally the hiru:ilps and pri vations of his men. Hut the com mon ground between Cleti. (tonics and bis staff officers Is uncommon. There Is a certain deference of innni.er and speech shown by his staff to Gomez that Is not simply military etiquette and discipline. It Is n deference that one does not sec on the part of the American staff officer, no matter what tho rank of his superior may be. Ho twoen (!omc7. and his staff thnro Is not cvon tho suggestion of familiarity. At tho ssrr.o time It Is perfectly appnrent there Is n clear understanding and en tire hnrmony of thought nnd action. However brusquo domes mn bo ns n soldier and uuranvontlonnl In camp llfo ho Is extremely courteous to vis itors. Ho receives women with a cour tesy and quiet dignity that would grnco nny drawing room. On tho oc casion of tho enthusiastic demonstra tions when ho rnmo to Hnvann It was tho march of a "conquering hero." Hut It was tho women nnd children who wont wild In tho streets, rushing In crowds and massing about his horse, utterly rookies of danger. Tho tender sldo of his nnluro, In a wonderful gcntlonoe nnd meekness, Clcmensla domes Is a pretty, dark eyed girl ot 18, and her brother, two years younger, Is as bright, qulak and alert as an American boy. Hath art educated In Ilngllsh, speaking tho lan guage without an necont. They are the only members of the family who as yet have come over from Santo Deinlnc" to Join Gon, domes here. They are very proud of their father. Hut they want to tnko him homo. That means more to this boy nnd girl than any honor Cuba ean give to den. domes. "My father has given many years to Cuba," Urbano domes says, "and now wo want him. Wo want to lake him home where he will have ho more hardships and will have real. Hut If he must stay In Cuba thoti my mother nnd all the family will come here." WISCONSIN'S MAnitlAOtt LAW. (Madison. Wis.. Utter.) Assemblyman John M. True, whose antl-Orelna Green Mil will soon be come a law, la one of the most remark able men In the legislature. He has em protested against the reputation of iila state for "easy marriages," and has always arrayed himself against th? TttXANBTTES. HON. J. M. TIIUE. I Immoral In this commonwealth. He ! was for a number of years the secre tary of the State Agricultural Society, nnd made It a groat power, but when It fell Into the clutches ot tho rare liorso men he was the fnromoat of the members who helped to wreck the or ganization nnd secure tho transfer of the state fair to tho Stato Hoard ot Agriculture Mr. True Is tho repre soutntlvo ot tho First district ot 8auk county, nnd was n formldablo candi date for tho speakership against dcorgo II. Hay, but withdrew. He Is n nntlvo of Now Hampshlro, and Is 01 years old. His reputation for rospeetn blllty and for hatred ot vlee ot all kinds Is widespread and enviable. NhliliiillilliiR llouin In (Irrnt IWIUIn. Tho shipbuilders ot the United King dom last year established n r coord. The total output (exclusive of warships), OOiiUKt 1US SON AND HIS DAl'dll TUIt. shewn In his fendne and love ot children. At Qulnta de los Mollnos, where Oetoes has his headquarters, ahlldran ot nil olaseea go to see him. At tho house In town where his young son nnd daughter are stopping with friends, there are half a dozen children In the family. The moment den. do mez appears the ohlldren nro about him to kiss him and ot on his knee, and In every childish way demonstrate their affeotlou for him. To his own son and daughter, though they Are grown, den. domes manifests the same tenderness that he shows to little children. was 1,367,170 grosa tone This exceeds the total ot the previous record year, m, by 1U.S00 tons. About M per cent of this tonnage was 'jullt for foreign-owners, the largest customer be ing Denmark. The total merchant shipping built tost year on tho conti nent was 200,000 tons gross, of whlsh 153,147 tons was turned out In Ger many, 07,100 tans In Frnnee, and 90,130 tons In Italy. In drool Hrltaln, only a few sailing ships were turned out last year. If there ware ho other foals In the world we would bo more dissatisfied with ourselves than evsr, Venus, Johnson comity, li to have a IIMO school bunging. The Johnson County Medical osao elation met at Cleburne. The Katy people Intend erecting n fin depot at Helton. It la to be of brtek and stone. The eott tract for a seventr-flre bar rel floor mill bos bon signed nt 1 ttlla bar. Col. Crump, who wont from Alabama to western Texas In the 10'a, died at HeoTllle. Joe Copoler, on trial at U Orango clmrBOd with the murder of A, T. Ileoam at Schulenburg In the fall or ItfT. was acquitted. W. J. Havens' child, near Utnosoo. Manrilii county, died from a beau lodging in its throat. A burglar who had effected an en trance to a store at Texarhanu was captured by an officer. Thousands of people attended the picnic of the Ilrotherhood of Locomo. tire Firemen at Walnut Springs. Omnd Master Sargent waa the prlncl pla speaker. Tom Wood, n member of a Paris fire company, was attmk In the breast by the brass coupling on the end of n section of hosu while at drill, and was badly bruised. Frof. W. H. Seay. who has been an perlntendent of the public schools of Mount Pleasant for the past two yeara. has been elected superintendent of the Wlnsboro city schools. Died, at the residence of her son, Pon Chreatman. three miles oast of Grand Saline, Grand ma Chreatman. aged 91 years. Sho had lived continu ously on the place where she died for flfly-two years. In the civil district oourt at Shermm .miso jura Iarker wna awarded n vordtct of $780 nimlnat the Western Union Telegraph company. The plain tiff alleged negligence In the delivery of a message announcing the deuth of her father. In the district court nt Ln Orango the Jury In tho case against Jim Blokes, colored, who was on trial for tho murdor of another colored mn nt KhitonlB last spring, brought in a ver dict of guilty nnd gnve him Iwenty-llvo years. Wharton county bonds woro sold to n Dnllns parly to the amount of $2.1. 000, at IVs per com, with a premium of 1015, the purchaser, bearing all the ex pense of lithographing, etc. Said hnud nre to refund a like nmount of o per cent brldgo bonds. Tho Honham enmp. Woodmen of tho World, deeorated the grnveo of tliolr deceased tMivoroJens, John T. lhml 7. Oldham. T. R. MIlHtrad and John Uwlng. at Willow Wild and Inxlisli cemeteries, a bnml waa present and furnished music. A great number nt people attended. Cbarle A. Cinpp, ox-assistant chief of tho Dallas flre department, and In recent years waterworks Ittapector. died at Dallas after n lingering lllnos. n Is related of tho deceased that ho could tell ovory number and Htreet that had wator connection. The II. P. Plttman well at Iluuls has reached a depth of 1000 feet, and tho workmen have shut down and uluis- m the hole up. The pnrtlos connect ed with It do not tnlk much, but indi cate that thoy will sink another well. Some vnndale nt Aubrey, In Denton county nnd vicinity committed several acta of malicious mlsehiey. breaking the glasses and sashes nut of nil tho window In four ehurehen nnd one school house. Tlit United State supreme court held In tho cuih of the Missouri, Kuu eat and Tease railway vs. MeCnnn & Bwfter that a railroad oomiwny n reiving an assignment of -vt whh i . sponsible for lsniusn In .4rswh n the damage occurred on a connecting tine. The protracted meet lug conducted by Ilev. Isaac Sellers at the First lUp tlst church nt Ablllne has been quite successful. Titer have been a number of conversions aa well aa acceaelons to the ehnreh. The meeting has been at tended throughout by largo crowds. The 4-year-old daughter of jnbn Parker, who Uvea two miles west of lloekdale, was inlaoed from her home Search was Instituted nnd she wu found floating on the surface of a large tank near by, dead, where she hat v. Idently fallen In and drowned. T. J. Ncwsome ot MeiCinney nnd Mrs. Mary J. Fonda of Dcavllle. iiin , were married In the former city. 1 ho bride traveled from her northern home to meet the groom, whom she had not seen for fourteen yearn They wire married at the Uaptlit pars page Vtnlntot Knit I'arh. rrefetsor Camstock of Cornell, In apenklng to his class recently at (he trials ot scientists, told this authentic tale of tho experience ot n protestor of Invertebrate zoology In a sister In stitution, which had better be left nnmeleis: Trichinae in pork, the cause of tho' frightful dlaoase trichinosis In human onnsumers, give a peculiar appeantusa to meat, which Is studdlcd with llttlo cysts i It Is then known to the trade ! ns "measly pork." Tho learned salon-1 tlit, wishing so mo for study, went to tlie nutehor nnd nsked him If ho over got nny measly pork. "Sometimes," said the butcher, can tlnisly, "but I always throw It away." "Well," sold tho professor, "the next tlmo you have, nny I wish you'd send mo tip seme," meaning, of course, to; his laboratory. ' The butcher rtarrd at him. but said he would. Three weeks imased, when the professor, growing Impatient, again dropped In. "Haven't you found nny measly perk yetr . "Why, yes." said tho butcher. "I sent up two pounds a week ago." i a aicKiy grin uroKe over the profes eor's fsco. "Whero did you send It7" said ho. "Why, to your house, of oourge(' sold the butcher. I'ntit Tli.lr H.liM. "Hlggcst revival preacher wo over had hero," said tho country grocer, "was old llro. Jarvls. Artually. when that man ct through with 'em. tho whole blamo community turned In an' pnld all Its debts." Itnrrnn to una. mmuM no, 40,dto7 "I had female Gom plaints so bad that it caused me to have hysterical fits j have had as many as nine in on& day. "Five bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound cured me and it has been a year since I had an attack. firs. Edna Jackson, Pearl, Lo- If Mrs. Plnldinm's Compound will cur such suvoro oases ns this surely It must be n grcnt medicine Is tliero any sufferer foolish enough not to give it a trial? GROWING and the Mils Liiey Tucker, the dititlitcr of a iiruininsut tanner ot Votsnllirs, Ind., was thsvlotliu ofnorvuna pros, trnllon. Mod of tho tune shs was tonilnwl In ImhI, nnd was on tlio vereo of HU Vitus' ilnnrc. it una n iiiurul cnin nliloh mettle! solsnva frieit to cuimiier. Klnnlly n iloelor prentirllc rd IT. W lllnin.-I'lnk pills (ur Puis i-copic. jier minor suid: "We tessn tlvlnj tho plllant ones, nnd tlio ntxf day vto rouUI sen elmnso for tlio liettor In tier. Wo rsjyo nrr one pill urnr rucli mnl until alio wa elillroly mcII. hIio liru nottiariitlchnilsyaliiRe. WotlilnU tbi) euro Blinuit mltuculoui. 'PtiASit Ti-CKSn, Mrs. r.TccKsn." Mr. nnd Mrs. I'rnnlr TuL-ir. luilnir duly awi.rn, all" UibI tlio fuiccoluc llOOU JolJHSoif, Juilicto ISt Iaei. VcmlAr lttpulJiean, Viriniltti, Ind. Or Wllllimi' Pink Pills lor Tslt I'tesle -' . rt -t ' i tin i ir in ngiaii. tullKl , i.ail. ' i ' erdlract Irom In t WilnS'-S Matl I Co , tthinicul;, N T , tU cants fit cii, u ssaai .bu 1ATEWAY Tlie volume of tmvt'l throttgh the KnusnsCityGatcwny shows tut enormous nnminl increase. The first reason for this is the Strong passenger semes of the HINGTOK ROUTE from Kansas City to Denver, Chi cago, St. Mollis, St. Paul, Montana, Pacific Coast. I.. W. WAKKLEr, 6is'irnrrlrt.,DiritirtuRMa, ir. win, io. I0Q0 NEWSPAPERS An now ualnit our International Typa-HIgh Platos ttawFd to f.AOOn-fiAVlMQ I.EHQTIIS. Thoy will avo tlmo In jour rompv-atnf room tiioyvsn lw tinoillrtt oren ijulektr loan Imw. Nu aim i tif rs l made for aawlna tlU Ir whott 1, ft t . i i.i' i i. '.mrnsndlM VYESTERN UEWSPAPER UNION, 0ALLA8, TEXAS. Mil Mil Hill III 1 11 Illll llllllllll 1 SM WHEAT I iHOEl 1 cflltWM WHfr AT S;ItHething pdwdersA wMHMaSsBaLivcBSsBI aMMMMMMHBHa , iSUT, 1 "KotliliiK lut win hi; wlmt you tnlxlit call a ki a t winat' m wum .n i-uiil by n I' lunr hnnklnK "f Wnxiiru fiiii ails, l or I'.irli. uI.ith ihuips. run way fnrrs. .ur . Hi'l'ly lo Huin rliili nil) i.t of IminiKriillon. l'ri.iirini. nt liiirrlur in laws l uiiSils, 01 tu t apt 1 llar.rii. liu loit, Ti-iaN What would th world do wllttout Ink I JUlllllitlKllltl CARTER'S mK lU THE DEBT INK. 91 Forty rairiln' In mii'm r-it Si iiinuniiiralli.nl rlnt tMira llm.in Ti IMl nUttlton, llrsalitia the ilontli snl IttUth Trrlltlnu laiy Tr.'r.TIIIMi Itrllllfa th Rsnd Trnnhlra of I'hlMrrn of Jlny it snd Costs Oaljr aftivnu. Ak ' iviit-yir fnr It Dr, Kay's Lung Dalmaai Asents Wanted ,V,r:, r: ;'.1!r&,rt;'AtS r ll i 11 All i A K 'n l'l':i.Tii j..luJ t-Ucsii'i stuck fcuiw.-ri r ilia .. S rn. i i. 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