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fr The Part Myrtle I'onU IMnycd in Settling the Contest.
5 Hy JOHN .T. n niJCKUT.
One morning , two days before the examina
tion for thi ! Gordon prize , Tom Stapleton , on .
opening his desk In the study ball at
academy , found a slip of paper tucked In his
trigonometry book , with his name printed
ton It.
Somewhat surprised , be opened It. nnd was
hiore aurprlted to read tbo following , written .
In lead pencil : "Howard Wilson has got a'
copy of the txam. tiapor for the ( lordon prize.
This Is a mean t lck , and so 1 just tell you of
It. You'll find It stuck behind the books In
bis den' < . Fair Play. "
Tom St'ipleton was dtimfounded. Howard
Wilson was the last fellow In Hopcdalo
academy that ho would bavo suspected of any
underhand dealing. The two boys had been
rivals all through the four years' course , |
rome times ono , sometimes the other , coming
out ahead , but with only a few marks In fa > ur
of tbo aue-'es.ifu ! competitor.
This Gor.lon prize was Ihe acme of academic
honors In Hoyodalc. It was the Victoria cross
of the village community. A rich machine
manufacturer had founded It ypais ago and
had tried to make It a healthful mcunrl.il
of Ms son , who was drowned In Myrtle iond
the very summer ho was graduated from the
academy with the highest honors In the whole
roll call of Its existence.
The iirlzc was of no great Intrinsic valtio.
It was a circle and trlanglo of gold , Inter-
blctvlc.l , engraved with the winner's name and
thu > eor ot his graduation.
AnC'ther feature of this prize , not SD glori
ous , , but which bad no little weight with boys
of a small village llku Hopcdale , was that
the winner bad choice of a trip to the national
capital or of n yurnu of ? , " 0. .
There waji a general feeling that either Tom
Staplcton or Howard Wilson would be the
Gordon prize winner. But there were two or
three others who had enough show for It to
make It one of the most exciting contests in
iho history of Hopcdalo academy. Besides
there was the possibility of a "dark horse , "
who might make unprecedented running un
der the potent stimulus of ambition ami
With regard to these two most highly
rated/oji.pctltors , there were outildo things
which added a picturesque Interest to the
struggle Tom Stapleton was the son of a
fwido.ved mother , who , from the slan Ipoint
ot weal'h aM lam ly. wrs ono o' ihj loromcst
personages In Hopcdalo society.
Howard Wilson , on the other hand , was
the son of a carpenter , and during the sum
mer vacation , when the other boys went
away on trips , or gave themselves up to
base ball , swimming , fU-hlng , boating and
like sports and pastimes at home , he went
Into the shop with his father and sawed
arxl planed and hammered like "a chip of
the old block. "
The small wooden bouse In which the
Wilsons lived on the outskirts of the pretty
village bad ono feature which the architect1
had not designed. There was a mortgage
on It , quite a large one. considering the size
of the house. To lift this was thu common
aim of the whole family. If .Hnwatd won
the Grflon prize , it was understood that
the stocky , round-hpidcd. keen-eyed boy.
with his rather old-fashioned ways , wbuld
take the purse and let the Washington trip
Iri one respect these two boys of the some
what ho had discovered. But then , the only
thing Wilson could do would bo ( o wlth.lraw
from the contest , and tint would bo Inex
plicable to everybody. Poor Tom made very
1'ttlo ' headway with Ms own pre
paration for examination that day. Then
the thought came to his mind that somebody
had played this dirty trick on Wilson out of
spite against him. Not that ho could th-Ink
of a man , woman or child In the village who
hud any hard feeling against the sturdy ,
quiet boy. This determined Tom. He would
put the facts In the case to Wilson frankly.
That Is what ono honorable boy would do to
another , mil bo * Js not convinced by actual
proof that Wilson was not that.
Accordingly ho Joined Wilson on the way
home after school. Their houses lay In dif
ferent directions , but Tom made an excuse
about going to the pond for a swim , so that
ho could Join the other. As they went along
Wilson said that after he had gone home-
first bo Would come out to Myrtle per J and
have a plunge himself. Tom decided to defer
any allusion to the subject until after the
swim , and they parted at the crossroads.
Moat of the boys waited till later In tne
afternoon for their swim , and there was no
body there. Tom undressed and plunged
Into the crystal clear water. It was refresh
ing , but cooler than ever , as the day was
hot. To get his blood In circulation Tom
swam lustily ahead. Without hccdltg it he
got at some distance from the shore. Then ,
finding the water was chilling him , despite
himself iie turned to make his way back.
He bad not made a dozen strokes before
he was stiffened with a sudden cramp. He
tried to nuke hi si way along with his arms ,
but soon realized that he could never hold
out. The thought of the boy who was
drowned In Myrtle pond , and -in whcce mem
ory the father had four.led Iho Gordon prize ,
came to his mind. It would be a sirangu
settlement of thu. doubt that bad arisen In
togaid to the present competition If he were
to drown , and In. that way Howard Wilson
get the medal without a blemish on his
honor. Whatever relief from responsioility
thU would be for Stapleton be was too live a
boy to resign himself calmly to a watery
grave on that account.
Ho yelled lustily for help. Then he ut
tered another long cry for succor. He saw
a boy tear through the undet brush of t.ic
woods near the pond. He was pulling off his
i-oat and shirt as he ran. He ripped open the
lace * of his slices , flung off his trousers ami
shouting to Tom to keep up a little longer ,
plunged into the pond , and with a quick
overhand stroke made straight for the gasp-
lii-i swimmer.
"Llo on your back and float , and I'll push
you In , " spluttered Wilson , as he came up.
"Don't grab mo , m we'll both go down.
Leave you-self to me and 1 can make it , I
guesj. "
He guessed rightly. But It was a laborious
struggle to land Trm on the beach. They
were both panting , and Wilson WHS as red
as a lobster while the rescued boy was blue
about the mouth and shivered so he could not
As soon as WIlPDn got his wind iie rubbed
Tom vigorously. In n short time he began
to feel himself , nnd In five minutes more
the two were walking briskly home.
"I am much obliged to you , " said Tom.
glancing sheepishly at the short , round-
ago , but ot such widely divergent social
stiluses , wore as much allko ab Iwo peas.
They had the name strong , munly sense of
honor. That Is , they were credited with
having .It. Tom Stapleton know , he had.
Of cnurno , Howard Wilson know whether ho
Jia'd or not. But after reading this note ,
Tom could not be absolutely certain on thin
Of course this note was an anonymous
one and therefore open to suspicion. Torn
tVvas rnoiigh of a man to look with disgust
on any communication of that order. Why
had thu writer thrust this responsibility on
him ?
"Well , what was to bo done ?
If ths ) statement wa true , Tom Stapleton
Colt that , outside of bis own personal and
Very strong IntcreM In the case , duty to the
other contestants , especially-tho two or three
best ones , made It Incumbent on him to ex
pose the miserable conduct of WIlsDu to thu
principal , Dr. Hartman. But first he must
have mine proof. The uolo wasn't that.
Ills lir-oulse had been to go ntvalght to Wil
son , show him the note and take his word
for the truth of the matter. But he reflected
( his mathcniatlzed bent had given him a
logical way of looking at things ) that a boy
vvho was mean miough to use mi examination
paper must be mean enough to lie In order to
tavo hlnuelf from discovery.
Al tbo noun recess of .in hour , when the
boys went home for luncheon , or else ate
what they had brought on the lawn , the
study ball was locked , Soon after the boys
had been turned out , Tom approached Mr.
Hans' ) ! ) , the professor who wus kervlng the
Btudy hall that day , and asked If he would
lend him the key for a moment , us ho wonted
to look up something ,
"Tom. you had better wait , and not overdo
things , " said Mr , Hanson , plcubuntly , but be
gave him thu key ,
Tom locked tht < door when he was In , It
was repugnant to bin feelings to go to any
one's desk without his permission , but In this
case there was no choice. He went over to
Howard Wilson's desk and raised tbc lid.
The books and everything InsKlo were neatly
aivauged. He pulled out tbc pile on the
right hand side and was iiokltlvcly relieved
to find nothing. Then ho drew forward these
on tbo other sldo. Behind Ibi'in was a sheet
of fooltwiv folded. With a beating heart
Tom opened It. lie read at the top In Mr.
llnrtman's peculiar handwriting :
"Twenty-four problem for the Gordon
CirUo competition , Hopodule academy , Juno
2 , 14 i"
Without another glanca at the paper he
foldci It replaced It and put tbo books
hack An ho had found them. Then ho brought
) > aclc the key to Mr. Hansou.
i Tom resolved to tpetik to Wilton about
headed boy , who was Jogging along uneon-
ccvnedly by his side. , " 1 was a gone goslin
If you hadn't come. I was getting used up. "
"O , that's all right , " said Wlleon , with a
wish to moke light of his part of It. "Yon
shouldn't have gane out co far. The water
was as cold as Ice out there. "
They walked on In silence for a moment.
Then Tom silld : "You saved my life , but I
wish you woldn't let my mother know It.
It would scare her to death uvery time I took
a swim. Not thai sbe'd say anything about
It , " be added with filial pride.
"I shan't mention It. It's all over and no
harm's done , and that's the end of It , " re
plied Wilson 'brusquely.
"But you'll lose the honor of the thing , "
said Tom , thoughtfully.
"I didn't do 'U ten- the honor , " said Wil
son , looking at him as If disliking that view.
"Well , you wouldn't like to get the Go.don
prize and not have the honor of it , would
you ? " asked Stapleton , impulsively.
"If I got the $50 for winning It , I'd let all
the honor go , sooner than have It twice over
without the money , " replied the other em
"You wouldn't do anything mean to get It ,
though , " persisted Stapleton.
"Did I sy anything like that ? " Wilson
looked at the other boy with a quick. Indig
nant glance. "You wouldn't would yuu ?
Da you think I'm not just as square as you
are ? "
Howard Wilson spoke with warmth. The
Idea bad stung him to a sudden burst op out
raged feeling. This young swell imttlug on
airs like that with him !
"No , I don't. That's straight , " answered
Stapleton , looking him squarely In tinface. .
"Now I'm Just going to tell you something. "
Ho told him about t'hc note and about
finding the examination paper for the propo-
sltlont , In his desk. Then ho said noth
ing , but waited.
To bis surprise there was an awkward
silence for a few minutes , Howard Wilson
was thinking piotty hard. He looked at
Stapleton In a curious way. Somehow It
made. Tom flush.
"Well ? " he said , anxiously. "What do
you ihlnk of this ? "
"I don't kuuy ; what to think , " said How
ard Wilson. 4Io was breathing quickly
"How do you Biiprwse the paper came
there ? You didn't know "
Stapleton halted , embarrassed. He did
not want to give the other boy an Impetus ,
much less assistance toward a wrong step.
"Thorn's only one thing I can think , now , "
returned Wilson , a little coldly , "I don't
want to think , ( bat. "
"I've been square with you. Why don't
you be the same with mu ? " Stapluton
flushed now and spoke a little sharply. It
did not Betm an easy a matter as he bad ex
"I will. " said Howard W'llson ' , quickly
and with force. "This Is a dirty , mean Job ,
anyhow. About that , there's no question.
I tell you on my .word of honor I know
nothing about .any examination paper , and
haven't seen out ; not a line of one. I would
lese .any prize In the world kooncr than
do as mean a thing as that. Svmcbody has
done this to queer me. I don't know -who
It can bo. I ran'l think of anybody who Is
enemy enough to do such a dirty trick. Sta
pleton , I don't want to hurt your feelings ,
but don't you eif that ihe-re Is nob.idy who !
has such an Interest In putting up such
a Job on me as "
Tills time ho stuck. But he looked Tom
Stapleton fearlessly In tbo eye. Tom baited ,
and an expxcstloii of such utter wonder ,
followed swlttly by one of quick linger , caino
to his face that Wilson haitlly eald ;
"That's all right , We can't help our
thoughts. You may have auincctcd inc.
We'll work this out together. Come with
mo to Dr. Hartman the first thing. "
Whc they got there In a clear , concise
way , but with a note of suppressed Indig
nation In bis voice , Wilson told what had
happened , and affirmed In accents that left
no doubt In the doctor's mind his absolute
Ignorance of the paper which he had never
seen. Staplcton followed It with an equally
fervid affirmation of his entire and sole con
nection with the business.
"Boys , " said Dr , Hartman gravely , "I be
lieve you both. Some one lus done this to
hurl you , Wilson , and his meanly tried to
us ; Stspleton. I remember that the exami
nation paper which I sent to the printer
by the boy In the hoiiOT hero was lost by
him. He told mo lie plopped at the pond for
a swim and when he got to the printing
office the paper was gone. He went back
to the rend , but could not find It ( hero.
Now can't you think of any ono who dis
likes you. Wilson ? "
Wilson had been breathing quickly.
"Yc * . Wlut day did the boy lose the
papier ? "
"Last Thursday , about half past 91
"Then I'll bet you It was Cbauncey Brown , "
exclaimed Wilson excitedly. "It .may not be.
But ho Is the only one I know who has any'
spite against me. I was elected to the ball
nine Instead of him , although he worked
his best to have me kept out. Thursday
morning I was doing something In thu shop
and saw Brown go down the road leading
to the pond. This wns at a quarter ot 10
I noticed the time because I thought be
would have to take n quick ewlm to get
back for school. I was surprised to see him
como back In a hurry soon nfter , too soon
to have more than gone tnore and right
back. I thought ho had probably changed
his mind. Now , I believe ho found that
paper , put it In my desk and wrote that
ncte to Stapleton. "
"You miifl be right , " exclaimed Staple-
ton. "Shake hands , Wllsen. It put us
both In a nasty box. "
' D- . Hartman asked Tom to glvo him the
anonymous note , which ho did. He enjoin ? 1
perfect sllenro on both the boys. One tliins
that Wilson Insisted on. to which the docto
agreed , though both ho and Stapleton dc
ciarcd it unnecessary , was that an cntlrelj
new set of propositions , as different from
those that had been prepared as possible
should be made out for the examination
Otherwise Wilson flatly refused lo compel'
for the prize.
The Gordon prize that year , for the ft s'
time since it was founded , was taken by twc
boys , whose merits were so nearly equal tha ;
cither none or two bad to be given. The ;
wcio Wilson and Staplcton. Tborc was Joj
In both families , because , fn addition to nils'
honor. Dr. Hartman made a ringing eocecr
about the miserable trick that had bee ; ;
essayed. He spoke of the conduct ot the two
winners and said that at the request of Wil
son the name of the boy who had so dls
graced himself was withheld out of regard
for bis family.
Tom Stapleton told his mother thai day
oC bis rescue from Myrtle pond by Howard
Wilson. It was slpange , the part Myrtle pond
played In this whole business of the Gordon
prize. That high-born but worthy womai.
forthwith put on her bonnet and without BayIng -
Ing a word to Tom sailed grandly down to tin
Wilscn house , insisted on giving Wilson pert
a check that lifted the mortgage clean "off.
and Instead of a trip to Washington the tw
boy. ? bad a six weeks' vacation In Europe
that summer at her expense. She felt that if
her ancestors wouldn't have- acted In that
way she would go down In posterity as an
Improvement on them. She certainly ob
tained tbo hearty approval of her Hopcdale
crntempora.los , which was Just as good as
posthumous glory.
Take Laxatlvn Brome Quinine Tablets. All
Jrugglsts refund the money If It fails to
cure. 2fin
Read "Simon Dale" In The Sunday Ben.
If you don't take It , subsc'lbe now.
"Now , " said the attorney for the deferne ,
"hero Is a skull. Can you tell us to what
species It belongs ? " "It's the skull of a
lawyer , " replied the expert witness. "How
can you tell ? " "By the cheek bones. "
Chicago Tribune : Attorney ( whispering
to his client ) The evidence Is. going agalnsi
you. Have you and this witness over had
any conversation ot any sort ?
Client No , sir , nover.
Attorney ( to witness ) Now , sir ! Remem
ber you are on oath. Look me straight In
the eye. Did you not , on the evening of
May 9 , 1SS9 , specifically propose tn my
client thai ho join you In the Job of breakIng -
Ing Into a jewelry store near the corner of
State and 'Madison ' streets ?
The Other Attorney ( taken by surprise )
Hold on ! J object to that !
Atlorney ( with a sjy wink at the Jury ) I
dare say ! Well , that's all. You may stand
Judge Campbell of San Francisco hid just
heard the evidence against a young mission
hoodlum charged with disturbing peace.
"I think you're guilty , young man. " de
clared the judge. "Funds In the 'treasury
are running low , so I guess I'll have to got
something toward my salary , as I'm ' getting
bard up. I'll line you $5 ,
"You've got moro money than I have , "
pleaded the prisoner.
"Bet I haven't. Show up what you'vo ,
got , " and the Judge emptied his pookots ,
which contained Just 3G cents In change , on
the disk ,
The prisoner turned all of his pockets
wrong sldo out and produced 25 cents.
"You are worse off than 'I ' am , " said the
judge. "Flno remitted. You' can go , "
'An ' ambitious young lawyer paid his first
visit to a country court holding Its session
not verv fur from Now Orleans not long
filnco , eays tbo "Times-Democrat. " Ho went
tu represent a big railroad In a stilt bcought
by a countryman to recover the value of an
ox , which dppnrted this Ufa In a vain at
tempt to hold up the limited mall ,
The question before the court was ono
of Identification , and the countryman had
testified that bo knew tlio ox by bis color
and 'tho flesh marks.
The young city lawyer rose atvl with dig
nity raid : "If your honor please , there can
bo no question that this witness has sworn
falsely when he * testified that an ox can be
recognized by his color , I WJK a stinog-
rapher before I became a lawyer , and for
two days your honor ( drawing out his note
book ) , I have taken a detailed description
of every ox that passed Ihe hotel , and I am
pri'i > ared to vwear as an expert tint all
oxen look alike to me , " "You are trifling
with the dignity of this court , sir , " sternly
said tln < judge , "and I will fine " "Hold
on , judge , " cald the clerk ; "there hain't
bin but one yoKn of oxen In this town In a
week. Old man Henley's been a-haulln'
wood , an1 tlm lawyer's been counting tbo
tame oxen over and over "
"Judgment for plaintiff , " fnld the judge ,
and the city lawyer glad to escape the
wrath of his honor , took hid departure , a
sadder but wiser man.
You can't afford tp risk your 'Jlfe by al-
lowlr. ga cold td develop Into pneumonia or
consumption. Instant relief and a certain
euro are afforded by One Minute Cough Cure.
Read "Simon Dale" In The Sunday Bee ,
If you don't twko Jt , subscribe
Progress of the Work of Harnessing Water
Power In Montana.
K.\turlN of AiiirrU-im r.loolrlcnl Mn-
< 'lilnr > _ ninr.llK | lUillivn.v VI-
briitliniM stutlNllt-H of
Montana capltalltteUinva decided to hornets
some ot the water , power goliiR to waste In
the Btnto and niako > lt contribute1 to the In
dustrial needs of the people. An organization
known as the Moutniia Power company Is nt
present actively unpaged In damming the
HlR Hole river with ! a view to obtaining suf
ficient water fall to develop electrical powor.
The dam Is sltiintail about five miles below
Dowcy'F Data , and the water will be backed
up probably most'of tlmt distance In order
to secure a sufficient quantity and fall to
give the power Uwt will bo necessary In the
operations of this IjlRientcrprlse , which seems
destined to cut such a figure In the Industrial
llfo of the metropolis of .Montana.
At the slto where the company will con
struct Its buildings and near the dam are
now strewn about two million feet of lumber
of every dimension , and the workmen are
busy putting up the piling and other timber
work which will bo necessary to resist the
tremendous pressure of the water when the
dam Is completed and the river stopped tem
porarily on Its way down.
The machinery has all bean ordered and
the water wheels will commence to arrive
In n few days. Next week about fifty ad
ditional men will be put to work on the right
of way between the lllg Hole and Ilutte
putting up poles and stringing the copper
wires on which the power will be trans
mitted to Uutte. The amount ot work done
'n so short a time by this new company Is
remarkable , and business Is evidently meant
from tlu > word go.
H. M. Hyllaby , president of the company ,
-nates tint the plant will bo In operation by
March 1 , and that nt first the plant will have
1,000 horse power , which Is already dlspofe.l
of to the different Industrial enterprises In
the city of Ilutte. The street railway com-
pony , which now uses 700 horse-power , Is
sold to be oae enterprise that will take power
from the new company , an It Is stated that
power can be supplied at a great saving ove-
the prrscnr cost. Should the Walkervlllo
line bo changed to nn electric line the rail
way company will need ytit more power. It
Is understood that the new company has dis
posed of nearly all the power that It will
have at present. Arrangements are made to
double the capacity , making It 8.000 horse
power , next summer.
In little more than half a year the value
of the exports ot electrical apparatus from
the United State ? has amounted to more thai.
$2,000.000 , which represents an Iticrcass cf
sbnut } 500,000 over the figures for the cor
responding period of last year. This In-
oiease , while noteworthy , is likely to be
small In comparison with the Increase wh'ch
will be seen before another year has elapsed ,
as the demand for American electrical sup
plies Is apparently gi owing stronger thai- ,
r vcr.
As a straw to show the stretch of the
movement for American electrical goods , it
may be saiJ that a single company hau
.ecently made four contracts , involving a
total of $750,000. Another company has re
ceived orders for a generator station at
Paris with a capacity for C.OOO lights , fc-
motors with about 3,000 horse-power for
French tramways , and about 10,000 horse
power for Gorman tramways. Still another
company has received an order for nearly
fifty electric elevators for a London concern.
Still another company has secured'a'Hihgie
contract for an electric lighting plant In
London at a figure of more than $350,000.
Ore western firm took contractH for 3500,000
worth of machinery for eltical purposes
( luring the past month , and another firm had
orders for more than $100,000 worth.
A very clever mail delivery box has been
placed In a numben.of the larger buildings
at Geneva , Switzerland , by an enterprising
electrician. Thls-mmtl box has a compart
ment for each ofi the atorics of the build
ing , and when , thb letters are deposited on
the cioi.nd ilnor thu carrier delivers them
as required. The'-deposlt of a single letter
makes an electric contact , which starts a
bell going on the > respective floor , which
does not cease ringing until the letter Is
taken out.
At the same time rit opens the faucet of a
tank on the roof of the house , which causes
water to How into the cyllr ler forming the
counterweight of the mail box elevator until
the weight Is heavier than the box.
when the box ascends and the flow cf
water ceases simultaneously. As the box
passes each story the mall intended for it
letters , papers and small packages falls
Into boxes in the corridor on that floor.
This H performed very reliably by a little
spring at the bottom ot each compartment
in the elevator mall box , which causes the
bottom of the compartment to catch for a
moment , and the release throws out even a
ilnglo piece of paper thinner than a postal
card Into the stationary box provided for
Its reception.
By Its own weight the box descends to Its
place on the ground floor. Should by any
mischance a single piece of paper have re
mained In the elevator , upon striking the
bottom It will at once go through the same
series of movements as before ,
It Is proposed at on early date that the
entire metropolitan railway system of New
York , embracing all the surface lines , shall
h" operated from ono central power station.
The work of laying the underground con
duits Is now going on and In about six
months the change will bo made , when all
the roads of the company .will thus be
operated , the power being supplied from the
present powur stations. Later It Is proposed
to concen.tiatc these latter in a plant which ,
says the Klcctrlcal Engineer , as at present
designed , will have an ultimate maximum
capacity of 70,000 horse-power. The new
po.ver Mouse will bo situated close to the
river front , bounded -Ninety-fifth and
Ninety-sixth streets and KIrst avenue. Thin
location Is probably a little outsldo of the
present center of distribution , but was
adopted In evident cnntmnplatlon of future
extension of the road , as wnll as facilities
afforded for receiving supplies. Aside fro-n
this , however. Its location will , oven at the
present time , work very little to Its dis
advantage , owing to the fact that current
will bo distributed at high potential , BO
that the question of copper outlay will bo
comparatively Insignificant , as compared
with the old method of distribution at 550 or
COO volts ,
The engine equipment will corolst of
cloven vertical cross compound condensing
engines , directly connected to the gcnetators.
Each of thrso engines will have a nominal
capacity of 4,000 horse-power , with a maxi
mum of O.COO horse-power , being arranged
In two rows. The -exhaust mains from the
engines will be carried to feed water heaters ,
situated below the engines , which will also
lie provided with surface , condensers and
Independent air and circulating pumps. If
for any reason It shodld bo desired to work
non-condensing , th * exhaust can be led
directly Into four Independent risers to the
atmoHphere ,
The station will distribute current at a
high potential. For this purpose eleven
ibrec-phase altcrnaUug current generators
will bo Installed , i operating at 0,000 volts ,
The current 'from thoie generators will be led
to sub-stations , located at pTtper polntH on
the lines of the railways'.to bo supplied , In
which stations btoulc transformers In con
nection with rotary transformers will be em
A unlquo utilization of railway car vibra
tions Is reported from a packing house cen
ter In Kansas. The roadbed ot the local
trolley line U not nt the best , and It oc
curred to a milkman who had been pretty
well banged about by tbc lively orclllatlon
of the car on whldh Ihe was riding that ( hero
was enough power going to waste to work a
set of capacious churiia. Ho tried the ex
periment and foundi'lt worked to A. charm.
Now the owners ot jcowa In the vicinity of
the packing houses In tbo city net their
churns on the front cud ot a cor. One rouud
trip Is almost more than eno gh to do the
work and the motorman tokes buttDrmllk
In payment for the mechanical api-atlon
Imparted to the cream. This Is probably
the first time that the motions of railway
cars have been turned to any useful purprne.
Their 111 effects arc well known to physi
cians. A serious case of paralysis of Hi.
lower limbs wan recently developed in . .
btakotrun as the result ot the eons-am JoltIng -
Ing and lurossnnt swaying and Jarring mo
tion of the cars on which his duties lay.
Ho had to go to a hospital where he re
mained for some months , l-'lnnlly his physi
cian resorted to electricity In sundry forms
from a battery , an Induction cell And an
electrostatic machine. The electrical mas-
eaRe toned up tbo limbs and proved an actual
specific for the ailment produced by the me
chanical vibration on the train , and the man
has gene back to work.
Marconi , tbo Italian electrician , who has
tent messages without wires from the ? an
Hartolomeo arsenal , Spezla , to tbo war thip
San Martlno , twelve miles out In the har
bor , without difficulty , says that he dis
covered the method whereby he l able to
telegraph without wires almost by accident.
Ho had been studying electrical phenomena
thrco years when he found that by putting
Hertz's radiator to the earth , connecting li
with a wire extended vertically In the air ,
and repeating tbc process with a modified
Uramley receiver , ho could transmit a cur
rent about 100 yar < ! s without connecting the
wires , Then liio perceived that , without In
creasing the battery power , but by Pimply
Increasing the height ot the vcrtlwl wire ,
the Influence of the Instrument was ex
tended over a distance augmenting In geometrical
metrical ratio to the Increased height of the
wire. In other words the higher you can
carry this vertical wire the further juu
can transmit n message , not only actually ,
but relatively. Figuring that 100 feet In
liclght of wire means the abllltM to Bend a
me&sago twelve miles , the captain who lus
n wire carried to the top of his highest mast
fchould bo able to communicate with a point
which Is In distance a largo multiple of
twelve miles. LJut the laws actually govern
ing thcec new phenomena have not been
definitely hid down. The singular feature of
thb dlscbvcry Is that Marconi confesses him-
. .ell' as much puzzled as every one else as to
the reason for this strange Influence of a
vertical wire over tbo strength of a current.
Ho Is not' certain that be will ever be able
to tend a message across the Atlantic , but
ho maintains that there Is no reason why It
cannot be done It he can Increase the height
ot a vertical wire enough.
W , J. Clark , who knows a good deal more
than most people about electric traction ,
sajs that the trolley In one respect risem-
bles a certain Individual of shady reputa
tion of whom It is often s.ld that "he Is not
sj b'.ack as bu Is painted. " The "deadll-
ncss" of the trolley Is a wornout Illusion ,
Mr. Clark Insists , and ho gives figures to
prjve It. According to the railroad commis
sioners' report of 1S9G there were killed on
the street railways of New York state thir
teen pasngers , seven employes and fifty-
one others , making a t-tal of seventy-one.
This represents one for each 1S071G ! car
nilks run. or onu for each ! ) .3S3,2SS passen-
g-'is carried. Against this number , the sur
face steam railways killed five passengers ,
211 employes and Cll otheis , or a total of
7CO. This represents one for each iMl.UoO
train miles run , or ono for each 23S,9-11 paa-
sHigers carried. From these figures It Is
seen that the fatality on the steam roads Is
ab tit eight times that on the street rall-
wajs. In the same year the street lallways
injured 107 passengers , thirty-live employes
anil ir,7 others , or a total of 389. This rcp-
icsents ono for each 323.870 car miles run ,
or ono for each 1.72S.7SS passengers carried.
During the same period the steam railroads
Injured 17-1 passengers , 2,1-12 employes and
S92 others , a total of 2,905 , running for each
C3,2,1 : ; train miles , or carrying Gl.fiGU passen
gers. The total killed and Injure ! on street
railways wcs IG2 , or one for each 277,752 car
miles run , or one for carh -112.010 passen
gers carried. The tot-1 killed and injured
on steam railways amounted to 3,063 , or one
for each 50.131 train miles , or one for each
4SS i pasengers carried. Mr. Clark further
shows that in 1SS7 the street railways of
New York with their comparatively small
mileage killed one pei-son for each 9US3C4G
'pa'sacngcrs carried , almost the same average
as the present. They Injured ono person for
each 1.398,487 passengers carried , or proportionately
tionately 23 per cent more than In ISOti.
Another singular fact brought out Is that
increasing the speed of cars in city streets
lessens the nunvbor of accidents. Although
the speed of cars In New York state has
doubled within the last ten years , the pro
portion of accidents to passengers and em
ployes Is 33 % per cent less In ISflG than It
was In 1SS7. Mr. Clark prophesies that In
another decade electric traction will occupy
the same position In regard to heavy stand
ard railways that It now docs toward the
street railway ,
Almost Iiifiilc Out.
The stomach that Is not turned thus iby-a
shaking up on the "briny wave" must be a
well fortified one. Thu gastric apparatus
can bo rendered proof against sea sickness
with that stomachIO-PO popular among trav
elers by sea and land Hosteller's Stomach
Hitters. It defends the system against ma
laria and rheumatism , and subdues liver
complaint , constipation and dyspepsia.
\O LIMIT TO THIOIIt ( ; .VMi : .
Hceolli'l-tloiiN of OliI-Tlnic CiiinlilliiK
DIIJN Incviiilii. .
The most famous gambler on the Pacific
coast died at the home of a friend among
the orange groves and roses of San Gabriel
valley the other day. Ho was George Al-
Ijro , and his ago was uG. He bad been a
gambler for thirty-three years , relates the
New Orleans Times , and had sat about the
green table'of every city In America of over
60,000 population. He spent several sum
mers In Par ! and Hamburg anil bo once
taught the duke of Coimaught and several
of his royal friends ( he American game of
poker. Ho used to go to Washington oc
casionally and have games with senators.
Ho was an Intimate friend of the late
United Stales Senator George Hearst of
Albro left by far the largest estate ever
acquired and saved by any gambler In all
this region. While ninety-nine out of 100
gamblers dlo so poor that they have to be
burled by the charity of their friends , Albro
was worth easily over $ l.r 0flOO. He was
known among the gambling fraternity as ths
"buaness-llko man , " and ho prided himself
on the title. Ho reckoned that he bad han
dled fully $2.400,000 In his long years of
gaming. Ills estate all willed to nephews
and nieces comprises a store building In
Portland , Ore. , a residence In Chicago and a
beautiful orange grove In the Pomona val
ley Itt Southern California. He gave the
credit for lite savings to a sister , who , ho
said , wrote him or saw him twice a week
for moro than twenty years , mid never
closed a letter or a chat with him without
reminding him to avoid the paupcr'B grave
of o'her of his gaming afsoclatcs.
Albro was a genial , polished , man. He
was sitting on the piazza of his ranch home
one day recently and he talked freely with
a ndwspapcr reporter about his llfo.
"What was the greatest gambling you
ever saw ? " asked the reporter.
"I've been asked that many times and BO
I can answer It off hand , " said be. "It was
what I saw in Virginia City. Nov. , In thu
summo-'of 1870 , It seems like a dream now ,
when I recall those days. I have talked
with dozens of Ramblers In Europe and hun
dreds of them throughout tbo United States ,
and I find that there never were such palmy
days for gaming as In that mining town
that ypar. The gambling In Melbourne ,
Australia , and at Monte Carlo never approached
preached It. A dozen men In Virginia City
bad risen In one year from poverty to an
Income of } 300 a day. Some had an Income
of } COO a day. The Comstock mines were
turning out profitH of { 00,000 u day for
Mackey , Fair. Flood and O'llrlen , and gold
dollars almost rolled In tbo streets. All
that made people crazy with excitement ,
p.nd there never was euch reckless use of
money. That makes business for the gam
blers. I was called over to Gentry & Crlt-
tendrn'8 late one evening In August , 1870 ,
by a friend to see a stiff game among the
big bugs of the Comftock Icde , and I
wouldn't have missed seeing that game for
a small fortune. Gentry & Crlttcnden ran
the most prodigal gambling house ever
known on this continent , and I've been In
all of them , This firm every month set
aside $3,000 for table expense ] alone , for
wlno flowed as freely as bprlng water at
Saratoga , A bettor did not ask It there was
ft limit to the game. A sporl who had sand
and cash enough might bet J20.000 on a
single card , The bank's backers counted
thnlr millions as eastern gamesters counted
tliclr thousand * . A big .bluffer . ot A 'liver
/ NEW STORY "Simon Dale" by Anthony
Hope author of "The Prisoner of Zcnda' , is being
published in The Sunday Bee. It is one 'of those
romances of Anthony Hope's , in which every line inter-
csts , every sentence thrills. It is a story that keeps
you wide awake from the first word to the last syllable ,
You must not miss it. If you do not take The
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miner named Calkins had come to Virginia
City at the time I speak of. He owned the
richest silver mine In New Mexico at that
time , and could have sold bis property any
day for $ l.fiOO,000. Ho was known as a
millionaire In good standing with the San.
Francisco banks nnd bankers , and his tele
gram was gcod with Mackey. Flood and
O'Brien for Jl.BOO.OOO. The old fellow , with
bis coriluroy trousers tucked In bis boots
and bis greasy , dirty sombrero , and smoking
stogy cigars , was a welcome guest anywhere
In Nevada. 'Ho ' chatted an hour with Senator
Sharon and after getting two bottles of
Pommery Sec Inside of him be sauntered
Into the faro room.
" 'Give mo a stack of thousand-dollar fish'
( chips ) , said Calkins.
" 'Certainly , all you want , ' replied the
suave Crlttendeii , a nephew of the Kentucky
Unltod States senator of that name.
"One thousand went on the jack and was
lost. Calkins list $10,000 without winning a
bet. He swore and got outside of another
bottle of Sec. Luck changed , and at 1 a. m.
he was $ . > 0,000 abend of the game. That was
about the time I got there to see tbo game.
Heavens ! but It was a game !
"Flushed with victory , Calkins ordered a
case of wine for the hctise. But the genius
of faro Is fickle. The'old man made a call
with a $1.000 bill and picked up $5.000.
Lu-k fulled him from that moment. At
break of day the Hurley fellow , without
handing In a dollar , bad blown In Just $11-
000. Ho was as cross as a bear with a sore
bead , but tried to smile. One thousand on
the ace. It lost. Old Calkins rose and said
slowly , as If each word weighed a pound :
'Crittcndcn , I reckon I've had fun enough
for this ono Jamboree , ' and ordering a
basket of wine for the house bo seated him
self at Gentry's ebony desk and , cool as a
cucumber , drew a check on John W.
Maekay's bank for $12,000. When the wine
was opened the dealer , In a mild , matter-of
fact way. said : 'This game Is now closed. ' "
"Will you toll mo about some of the most
remarkable hands and the luckiest draws In
poker games you have ever seen ? " said the
visitor to the gambler. '
"Well , you want to know about great
hands nnd big draws In honest games only.
I suppo-so , because you know nothing is
strange In crooked games , such as were more
In fashion when I was twenty ycaro younger
than nowadays ,
"In Denver there IB big poker going on
every night , and there are only genuine gen
tlemen In the game. Three of them bavo
been Colorado's prize statesmen at Wash
ington and two of them have been mllliou-
Mrcs since they were youths. At the begin
ning of the game each on'e" takes $500 worth
of chlpa. No money over "pa'sses at the ta-
b'o. Thu game Is unlimited. Well , It has
a limit $5,000 but $5,000 is about the same
as no limit. They always play with two
decks of cards , and whlla one Is dealt the
other Is shuflled ready for tlio next deal.
About two years ago four gentlemen wore
playing In tbo gamo. Ono bad a straight
flush pat and another he'd three aces before
the draw. They soon exhausted their little
$500 worth of chips and then bel their thou
sands. Finally the man with the throe aorr ,
called for the draw. In the draw he got
two moro aces , making five ares In his hand.
Ho showed bis hand right away , saying
there was evidently a mistake In the deck.
The man with the straight Hush claimed the
money. Then the two left the decision to
the other gentlemen about tbo table and the
referees decided tbo bets oft. By mistake
the extra ace had been shifted from ono deck
Into tbo other. Now , perhaps , It wasn t
very remarkable that one card should get
Into tbo wrong deck , but think of that ace
being next another ace , and that thcso two
aces should be dealt to a man who already
bad three aces In bis hand. All over Colorado
rado that hand Is famous among professional
card players.
"A draw that I myself made ono day In
an impromptu poker came wan as unusual
as It was funny. * was. going from St.
Louis to Kansas City , Three of the second
class gamblers , whr work tlio Pullmaiiu
tried to get me to play cards. I knew their
business as BOOH ns I saw them , but none
of them knew me. Two of them were
dressed as countrymen , and the third did
the gentleman play. They started In the
stale old way , suggesting a game of euchre ,
Ono would remark that he would like to
bel bis euchre Ir.nd In u poker game , and
another would agree with him. Well , I
consented to play oucbre with them , but
first I looked carelessly at their cards , and
then I went to my grip. I had a couple of
packs of cards In my bag not for poker , I
never gambled on the tralnn , and in artist
at the game table will fool away bin time
and name In that way. Sometimes I have
inudo the acquaintance of gentlemen on tbo
trains and afterward played with them In
their clubs or hotels , but on the trains I
hive played nothing , nave 1111 occasional
game of whist. I could not lo.slot. though ,
attending to the case of these three trained
gamblers ,
"I happened to havii o pack" Just like tbo
cards with which they were playing. I
took from It nn nco , then I Joined In the
game and bided my ( lino. Ten minutes
later ono of them canually remarked that
he'd like to bet Ills hand In poker and the
others said they'd ogreo to change the name ,
holding the hands dealt them for ouchro. I
consented also , and we bet our money. They
bel all they hod , including a roll of bogus
bills , called 'splnls , ' used for that sort ot
work. Then I showed down four aces , and
pocketed all the money ,
"You should have beard them roar when
I stuffed my pocket with the inney. . I
sauntered through tbo other Pullmans and
met an old professional gambler , who had
gone Into some legitimate business In Kan
sas City. I laughingly told him about my
fun with the three bum gamblers back In the
other car.
" 'Heavens and earth ! ' bo exclaimed. 'You
don't mean to tell mo that these cussed
Idiots toik you for a-rich chump ? Why ,
man alive , I backed those fellows myself to
work these trains , and now they've dropped
all the dough to ono of the princes In the
profession. ' "
Who trc Injured by the use of coffee. Re
cently there him bt ° n placed In all froucry
f tori a a new pre-prirutlon called ORAIN-O ,
mude of pure Kriilm ) , that tukcs the place
of coffee. The iru.nl delicate stomach re
ceiver R without distress , and but few run
tell 't 'rom ccrTuo. It doeti net cosl over \ las
as inuca. Children may drink Itwith urt-at
benefit , Ko and 2Go per package. Try R.
A lt for ORAIN-O.
( OH BYriHUS )
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