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THE BIG-FISTED MAN.
Oh. here's to the man with a hand like a ham. And a fiit just aa big as hia heart; To the big, manly chap, be he banker or d nidge, Owning railroads or driving a cart; To the msii who looks steadily straight in your eyea And rives van c-rln Ilka Such men as decided long since, once for all. That they'd rather be men than be mice. He may have a skull like the crust of the earth, And a jnw like the Terrible Turk; His banda may have spread on the helve of a pick. Or at some other menial work; But his heart you'll find good as a nugget of gold. And 'twill always be faithful to yon Then here's to the man with a hunil like a bam And a aol that is loyal and true. . dEe niay not be versed In the dining room's ways. He may never have donned a dress suit, Eut he will stand fast while you're true to your trnst; Tonr honor he'll never dispute. For he's just the Wend that will fight to the end. Till there's no further use to resist Cod bless him, this man with the hand like a bam, s And a heart just as big aa bis fist Los Angelea Herald. HER BLUNDER AROLYN VERNET was of that iCjI order of women to whom their ' admirers are wont to apply such adjectives as "regal" "magnificent," "Imperial" Many lovers sought to win her, and many were disappointed when rumor announced ber engagement to young Frank Reade. To be sure, Prank was handsome as a Prince and brilliant as to wit and talents, was poor, badnt even "expec tations," Early orphaned of both his parents, lie was educated for the low by a rich uncle, who made It understood that said education was all he meant to give Frank. His presumptive heir was another nephew. Frank's cousin. Well, these considerations had their weight with Miss Vernet and she had hesitated before accepting the young lnwyer, but bis attraction of mind and person proved too much for her world ly wisdom, and It was an engagement Only she stipulated that It (should be no more until Frank should have suffi cient Income to support her in good style. Of course, Frank must needs go away to seek his fortune. He went to Europe. There was a tender parting between the lovers, at which Carolyn was tearful and despondent Frank brave and hopefuL "Don't tblnk of my absence, dearest," he urged cheerfully. "Think of the time when I shall return with a for tune to offer you." "Return when you will, Frank," sob bed Carolyn, "you shall find me true. 1 will wait for you faithfully." Frank Reade went to Europe, and for a month Carolyn was Inconsolable. However, this did not last long, and at the end of a month Carolyn had so far recovered from her grief as to ac cept an Invitation to Mrs. De Smith's soiree. At that soiree she met Albert Reade, that fortunate cousin of Frank's. Mr. Reade was a rather good-looking J'onng man. She saw at once that he 'ns destined to become her adorer. Be sides be was Frank's cousin reason enough why she should like him. Still she did not speak to him of Frank; neither did Mr. Reade allude to his cousin, but Albert was Ignorant of Miss Vernet's engagement to Frank. He began from their first meeting to devote himself to her, and Miss Vernet not being blind, especially to such at tentions, did not mistake it yet she lld not discourage him. And when 'occasionally she heard otne comment from "society" not flat tering to ber constancy she said Indig nantly: "Of cofrse ethe must go about with some one, and who could be a more proper wvt than Frank's cousin T - So sWeotitlnued to "go about" with albert Reade. Of course, you see the equel. Carolyn loved Frank. Under the fascination of his presence she bad yielded her selfishness, but now that he was gone, worldliness had resumed Its sway, and ambition began to sug , Sst that Albert -was a better match than Frank. "Society," that astute and consider ate body, bad long foreseen the event and was not In the least surprised when Miss Vernet authorized the In formation that she was soon to marry Albert Reade. and society thought It a ensible proceeding. And CaAj'n married Albert Reade. They went o live with Uncle Jenkins, who gave the bride a set of diamonds nd did the handsome thing generally, nd somebody was good enough to send t Frank In Europe a paper containing Je marriage notice. What a crushing Wow to all his hopes that notice was nt4r told any one. He did not re turn home, and society was left to for et or remember him as it would. It chose to remember him, for Caro Vn, riding on a ferryboat about two Jears after her marriage, heard a lady od gentleman at her side conversing follows: "uppose Maria told yon about her Wend Frank Keade's good fortune T luerled the lady. Ko- What about him? under- UNITED STATES MARIVE f.Sj.27-.-VSS-4Sb m a.?,'.!"-... THE MXR1VP UiicniTit . r-n. - """""" tlllUAUU. of the United Ws '7 h Pars,,c their llin ' fought he U. hlT,lJ n he look after the old "hoy." who equaMJnLne Fo, but,!how tf th merchant marine are carod for with maintained Wni . " ZUtUT ,he l'ni,ed S,tM ernment ba. era From a T,ud. Jffrdod P-Tl"m8 for ni1 "rin" o"e bnUdtar hZ Ln 17:18 nd.eon.i.ting of a few employe, and distinct brLJT " Cham f- ,K'rfet't'-T P"tl hospitals. There are two fleets! Of tw-nrT nry- .0r, h,ln,r fow' and the '"-rchnnt or commercial neeta. Of twenty such hospitals devoted to the latter, Chicago has the principal shore'of tiklv?!!!'" "u' uSpital in the Don of Chicago, on the anj i,,! L , eht E1Ytheb' "I'Pointed. best equipped and best suited of cate ToliL U,in l" the c?u?tT' Hcre y ! who can show a certift I .P.T J 06 fn " V,,18el Uyi" the American flag for sixty day. previous erA.hir5 .ma7' ' J"; Or. K e4n after Ty one day" Tel entmA tht Start ond Strl'0 he U inJured In hi. line of duty enter and llT . lt BOt a home- in the ,hat raa' caftUti f6, luJl'fin'r- When the Inmate require, no further medi- men. but thess hospital, are for invalids. The doors of these institutions ore not closed to men of foreign vessels, either. Here are received seamen and officers of foreign ships, also of the revenue cutter and leaving service and the allied branches of the navy, where provision is lot made for their care elsewher. There are treated annually in the marina hospital servles over 50,000 cases. These dispensaries are maintained in all sea aiMl lake port towns of any sixe throughout the countrv. The structure in question is the second of Its kind built In Chicago. It fas completed in 1873 at a cost of over $450,000. The sandstone building is about K00 feet long, 100 feet deep and three stories high. Since its completion a modern operating apmhitheater has been added at a cost of $10,000. Further additiona of a laundry, stables. Isolatien ward and disinfecting chambers have been made costing $35,000. The average expense to the government for maintaining the marine hospital In Chicago is about 25,000 snnually. Including the down-town dispensary where "out relief" is afforded about 3,000 patients are cared for every year. stand that he was rather unfortunate at one time." "Tou mean about his engagement to that Miss Vincent was lt I suppose. Yes, he did take her inconstancv bad ly, Maria says. They say she was a great beauty, and men are silly about a pretty face-begging your pardon, mon amir "Granted," laughed the gentleman. Proceed." "Well, you know, as soon as he was safely out of the way she married a rich man, some relation to Frank Reade. I believe." "Tee; I have heard all about that" "Well, now comes the sequel. Frank went to Switzerland on some wild goose chase, and while there saved the life of a certain rich, benevolent child less gentleman. Well, the benevolent old gentleman Insisted on taking his brave young preserver home to En gland with him. Then be adopted him. and now he has capped the climax by dying and leaving his Immense fortune unconditionally to Frank. Now, won't that be a bitter pill to the faithless beauty?" Carolyn heard no more, but she had heard enough, and later the story bad plenty of confirmation. It was a bitter pill to her. But the worst was not yet In the course of nature Uncle Jen kins died and was buried, and his law yer came to read the will to the heir presumptive. With serene satisfaction Mr. and Mrs. Iieade listened to the following: "I give and bequeath to my nephew, Albert Reade, all the property of which I die possessed, amounting " Here the lawyer paused to wipe his spectacles. "Amounting to $5,000, Invested in " etc. That was alL Uncle Jenkins' appar ent wealth had been all a sham, and Carolyn hud sold herself for $5,000! She had lost not. only a true, loving heart, but what was of more value a princely fortune. Chicago Tribune. ONE HUNDRED-MILE COAST. (Sliding Down the Side of a Mountain in a Haud Car. Lord Ernest Hamilton describes his experience of a thrilling but perilous pastime, the descent In a small hand car of a wonderful mountain railway In Peru. "As a matter of fact," he writes, re ferring to the title of the article, "lt Is 100; but for the sake of a title, the extra six miles may go 100 are enough at any rate for purposes of Illustra tion. These hundred odd miles are to be found on the Ferro-Carll Central of Peru, commonly called the Oroya Railway,- and they are to be found no where else. "This Oroya Railway Is a very won derful line. Indeed. It not only climbs higher than any other railway In the world, but also distinguishes itself in a variety of other ways Incidentally re ferred to hereafter. But the accom plishment with which I am chiefly con cerned is this, that It provides the only road in the world which a man on wheels can travel over 100 miles by his own momentum and practically at any pace to which the fiend of reck lessness may urge him. "The object of what Is here written is to trace the sensations born of a run down from the summit of the Oro ya Railway. 15.600 feet above sea level, 'to the verge of the Pacific. You start under the eye of the eternal snows and vou finish among humming birds and nalms. You start back with the un speakable sickness of soroche, and you finish In the ecstacy of an exultation too great for words. "The gods of Olympus were worms . ,j mn who has during the last three hours controlled his car from the Paso de Galera to iaiiao. tor .i . ntmi that lies the Joy. as In other things apart from car running. HOSPITAL AT CHICAGO. .... N .. S mm mm i mmm mmm II ! I i " I " I to drop the brakeman on a friendly Riding and gtysp the lever In your own firm but not too exacting hand Is to sup a liberal foretaste of the Joys of heaven. Pearson's Magazine. A WOMAN MINER'8 PLUCK. Work Heroelf at tha Hard and Dan grerona Toll. A story comes from Arizona which shows what can be accomplished by the energy and determination which often lies beneath the fair exterior of a woman's frame. Mrs. John Kay lives near Kingman, Ariz. She has a hus band and a family of children. Her husband Is a hard-working man, but his earnings barely suffice for the dally necessities of the family, and several years ago she decided that she would engage In mining for herself. She had no money to pay for the development of her claim, but she bad a pair of tender, but willing, hands and arms, and did not hewitate to sacrifice their beauty and mar their fair propor tions In the effort to provide a future for her family. She took the drill and hammer In her own bands, and. with Infinite patience, wrought the boles In the rock, says Ores and Metals. She cut the fuse, bit the cap, tamped the charge, went back into the smoke to look lor results, and wheeled out the muck, and kept up this work for years. Progress was slow, for she washed and baked and made and hemmed for her children, but there was no thought of failure In her mind, and no dream of rest until lt had been earned. A few weeks 6lnee her reward en ma As she went Into the tunnel after a round of shots she found big chunks of ore literally plastered with horn and na'lve silver, assays running at high as $3,000 to the ton. The vein Is opened and Is rich, and now she is superin tending with a force of men taking out wealth for her. Washington Times. A N E rVeD E F I N ED. Quick Answers from Kindergarten Pupils. A certain Brooklyn kindergarten con tains during the school term many bright little folks, and their answers to questions are often very amusing. On a morning not long ago the head teacher was giving a talk on physiolo gy and asked: "Who can tell me what a nerve Is?" "I know." said one little tot "Well, what Is It?" "It's what makes the tooth hurt when you have the toothache." This created a laugh, and a number of other answers followed, when a lit tle girl, who Is usually depended upon to give a reply to almost every ques tion, raised her pointed finger and said: "I know the answer, teacher; I can tell you." "You may answer, Emily," said the teacher. "What is a nerve?" "When anyone la too fresh my mam ma says, 'Oh, what a nerve!' ' The lesson ended after a desperate effort to restore order. Brooklyn Eagle. Old, but Always Sickly. Watts, the English painter, was a delicate, sickly boy, does not know what vigorous health Is like, but has lived to see bis eighty-sixth year. He never blew a cloud of tobacco smoke, be is a teetotaler, he goes to bed and gets up with the chickens. "I am a very negative sort of a person," he says, "I cannot say that the Joy of life has ever been mine. I enjoy my work; I am Immensely Interested In lt and am continually endeavoring to Im prove." And the Stars Winked. Too say the evening wore on. What did it wear?" "Why, the close of day, of course." London Answers. Never think so much of a dime that you lose half a dollar's worth of peace of mind worrying over one that Is lost RECENT JUDICIAL DECISIONS. Where a bank In Texas held two notes of a depositor, secured by per sonal Indorsement, and such depositor became insolvent prior to service on the bank of a garnishment In a suit against him. which service was before maturity of the notes, the bank was entitled to set oft such notes agninst the deposit 61 8. W. Rep, 559. Where an action was brought to test the validity of a new by-law of an assessment insurance company Impos ing a lien on Its policies to pay death losses and to create a reserve fund, and such amendment will not aflVct the amount of plaintiffs assessments immediately, nor until after his poli cies have become payable by his death, the company will not be enjoined, on his failure to pay his assessments, from declaring his policies void for nonpayment 09 X. Y. Supp. CIS. Plaintiff had been employed for four years In defendant's boiler-room, and had seen the construction of the boil ers and of a bridge suspended In front of them. He used the bridge some times once a day. and from the floor could see the entire platform to the bridge and the space where the plat form ended. Held, that plaintiff as sumed the risk and could not recover for Injuries caused by his falling through the space while making his way from the boilers, where he had gone to shut off escaping steam caused by an explosion. 69 X. Y. Supp. 570. A will bequeathed property to an In corporated Masonic lodge, and Its suc cessors forever. In trust the Income to be applied annually "for the relief of needy members of such lodge, or pre ferably for the general purposes of the lodge, including now and then, if de sired, an appropriation for proper forms of entertainment for the mem bers." Held, that though the first ob ject was a charitable one, for which a charitable trust would be valid, the second object, for which the testator expresses bis preference, was not char itable, and hence the bequest was void. 48 At Rep. (U. I.) 671. An attorney employed to prosecute a suit against a street railway for a street accident employed one P. to find witnesses. Two girls, 15 to 17 years old. testified that the attorney came to them In company with Pn and In duced them to swear for plaintiff, though they stated to him that they knew nothing of the case. Their tes timony was corroborated by P. and tho mother of one girl; and another wit ness testified that the attorney at tempted to get him to swear to having seen the accident although he had told him that he had not seen it. Held, sufficient evidence of subordination of perjury to authorize the disbarment of the attorney. 69 N. Y. Supp. 524. Aspired to Higher Honors. Rear Admiral J. A. Howell of the United States navy, popularly known as the "father of the modern torpedo," because of his invention of that engine of war, Is credited by the Toronto Sat urday Night with knowing why he mar ried, a piece of knowledge which some unmarried persons seem to regard as uncommon. It was generally believed that he was wedded to the science of warfare, and it was a surprise to the entire navy wheu a married a charming woman. A number of years after his marriage a fellow officer visited Admiral Howell, and saw the children of the distinguish ed sailor playing about the house. "It's like a dream, old man!" said the visitor. "We never thought of your getting married. How did you happen to think about It?" "Oh," replied Admiral Howell, glanc ing affectionately at his children nt play, "I got tired of being referred to merely as the 'father of the modern torpedo.' " How Rovheibrt Hurled Jtldicnle. Rochefort, even more than Hugo, was the natural butt of those cari caturists devoted to the destinies of Louis Napoleon. But none of the toons directed against him couli deeper or leave a more lasting than bis own sallies In the colum the Lanterne. His favorite nietl attack was one which either prosecution Impossible or else the prosecutor ridiculous. In tbi terne one found apparently In squibs which ran something Ilk' "The Emperor sat yesterday f portrait which Is being paint M. . M. has won wld tlnction as a painter of animals, is expected that the Emperor's p. will prove a great success." The ! man. An Irresistible Ualt. A Chicago merchant who knot business and human nature estab a miniature park and playgroup the third floor, where children m left by their mothers to play o grass, dig boles In the saud, an boats on the pond. Toys are len of charge, and that is where the comes) in, for when the mother for ber offspring there Is always Acuity In effecting a parting wi toy, and as the toy department It bandy the American child am American shopkeeper are togetb much for the American mother. No I low About I tow. "Let me row," said the pretty "But I would rather row," salt "Well, don't let's have a row,' "To avoid a row suppose w together. Then we can both to have no row." Xew York Time Brilliant Beetles in the Indi Beetles In the East and West i are so brilliant in coloring that are beautiful as gems. Every dog has his day and v the dog that knows when he's ha' THE OLDEST THRONE IN EIR0PE. What is probably the oldest throne In Europe has Just been discovered ami laid bare. This remarkable and surprising find was accomplished by ths British, archaeologist and explorer. Arthur Evans, at Kiwnwos, on tha Uland of Crete, The main feature of his last season's work was ths uncovering of the original gypsum throne used by King Minns In his great palace, now being excavated, Minos, as will be remembered, was tits ton of Zeus, the first law giver of Greece, who Is styled the Cretan Moses, who every nine years repaired to the cav of Zeus and received from tho immortal god of the mountains tha laws tor his people. Here from tha gypsum throne umri than 4,000 years ago King Mluos read his laws to his subjects. Ths most Interesting of all the chambers oxpMt-d was the spariona throne-room. The walls were elaborately decorated with frescoes, which have estahllshud a new epoch in the hlrUx-jr of painting for that early period, as little of the kind, even of the classical Greek antiquity has been hith erto known earlier than tho rompellan series. i The colors wero almost as brilliant as when laid down more than 4.000 years ago. Round the walls of the thrmi-rm were found low stone benches, and between these, separated by a small Interval and raised on a stone base, stood the great gypsum throne, with a high back and colotsd with decorated designs. Its lower part was adorned with a curiously carved arch, with crotchsted mold ings, showing an extraordinary anticipation of some most characteristic of Gothle architecture. Here truly was the council chamber of King Minos and his sover eign lady. It may be said to-day that the youngest of European rulers (Prince. George) as high commissioner of Crete has in hia dominions the oldest throne in Europe. , AN AMERICAN BEAUTY. Connies PerlKerd Will Show Hnsband the Greatness of Uncle Ham. One of the prettiest of American girls who have found a foreign husband Is home on a king vacation and society In Xew Y'ork has made great plans for ber entertainment She is the Countess Boson De Talleyrand Porlgord and was formerly Miss Helen Morton, daughtor of Hon, Levi P. Morton, once Vice President of the United States. The countess Is an acknowledged beauty. Before ber marriage she was as well known In the society of Paris and Lon don as In New York. It Is said that Mr. Morton told ber ami each of her four sisters that they were to marry for love on object that la not often realized In society weddings nowadays. Two of the eountrW sisters are niar- COL'NTKSS UIC 1ALLKYBAJVI) PKUiUonU. rled and apparently heeded their fath er's advice. The countess herself se lected a huslaiKl belonging to one ot the oldest and most honored houses In France. The count Is a flue sjeel!iien si'd lives the greater part ell Y to perform this peculiar feat Is not known, but that lt does so Is stoutly affirmed by a hundred or more men who have witnessed the exhibition, which has been repeated almost every morning since June. Several gentlemen, after witnessing the dog's movements, have concluded that tho quadruped was at one tlmo connected with a show In which his duty was to run about an arena at a certain hour each ilnv T)uv tlilnlr that the hublt contracted there has clung to Uie dog and cannot bo shaken off. The nerformnnmt iihiiiiIIv lust about an hour, and of late there Is frequently a number of spectators ou hand. Attentats have been mnd.i tn capture the beast but It eludes all ef- torts ana persists in taking its morn Inx exercise unless frbrhtenml off h an attempt to Interfere. The animal Is said to be black, with tan legs, somewhat resombllnir a ml. lie, and Is about as large as a setter. A rew weeks ago tho path was filled up with dirt to determine if tho do could find the place again. The next any wueu the canine returned he be gan the usual race with himself In pre cisely the some spot aud a few days later the path was again clearly mnrk ed. It Is now worn about two Inches deep. Tree roots which cross It are worn like scoured planks. In the cen ter of the circle are several trees. Baltimore Sun. OUR 8QIL IS RICH IN QEM8. Where American Precious atones Have Ilceu Found by Miners. The report of the geological survey. Just compiled for Idol, shows Unit dur ing that year there were mined In the United States precious stoues to the value of ulHHit fiOO.Oixl. When talklug about rure and beautiful gems one's thoughts nuturally revert to South Af rica or the Orleut or tho mountains of Asia nud Europe, or perhaps to South America, but one Is not likely to think of our ownjimd yielding them; but tho fact Is that no Insignificant value In gems Is taken from the soli right here at home. Tho reHirt of the geo logical survey shows that during that year we mined In the United States, precious stoues to tho vulue of about $300,000. Diamonds represent only f 100 of this amount, but the fact that they are fouud at all gives encouragement to the hopo that paylug fields of them may some time be found. Last year one diamond was found lu Lee County, Georgia, where diamonds were not be fore known to exist. New Mexico fur nished (HM.OOO In turquoises, aud these have been placed on the market. Mon tana gave us foo.ouu In supphlres, which come next They come front Fergus County. Granite County la now being explored for fancy colored sapphires, that give evidences of being there In paylug quanti ties. Flue and extensive rhodolite garnet deposits are fouud In Macon County, North Carolina. Many dark green, blue aud yellow beryls, as well as amethysts aud emeralds, were found In that State. There Is hardly a State of the Union In which there la .not some trace of previous stoues and It apiears not at all unlikely that be fore many years we may be competing with the old world In furnishing gems. Merely a Guess. "I see that a young man can get a college degree now In three years." "What's that for?" "I dunno. Maybe It's to enable him to get a street-car conductor's Job a year earlier." Cleveland Plain Dealer. High and Low Magistrate Did I understand yon to say that the parties used high words? Witness Yes, your worship; their voices were unusually high, and their language was extremely low. Glas gow Evening Times. Yonng widows wear mourning from one of three motives remorse, devotion or diversion. To sit beside the brakeman is gwu. uu.