THE BIG-FISTED MAN.
Oh. here's to the man with a hand like a
And a fiit just aa big as hia heart;
To the big, manly chap, be he banker or
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
That they'd rather be men than be
He may have a skull like the crust of the
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
And 'twill always be faithful to yon
Then here's to the man with a hunil like
And a aol that is loyal and true.
. dEe niay not be versed In the dining
He may never have donned a dress
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
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.
AROLYN VERNET was of that
iCjI order of women to whom their
' admirers are wont to apply such
adjectives as "regal" "magnificent,"
Many lovers sought to win her, and
many were disappointed when rumor
announced ber engagement to young
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"uppose Maria told yon about her
Wend Frank Keade's good fortune T
luerled the lady.
Ko- What about him? under-
UNITED STATES MARIVE
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THE MXR1VP UiicniTit .
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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
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,
"Granted," laughed the gentleman.
"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
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
"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
"Amounting to $5,000, Invested in "
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
"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
"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
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
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
"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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
To sit beside the brakeman is gwu. uu.
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