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20 THE O fATTA T > ATTAT "BEE : SUN DAT , TTEB1.UA'RV 10 , 1800.
Tnn i f i iitpitprv i Triii i > TPti 10RAL LAUGHED Al SIIAHM Cutting Off Santiago's ' Water Supply Amused the Spanish General. BUT SHAFTER SMILED LATER ON Hpldoile of HIP Cnniphlun Tlirlll- K In I'erforinnnecnnil AtiitifilitKT in Itcnnlln Cnitcr * of n Jolly 'i'rnoiier of IiiiiiinncN. Next to the observation balloon , the cut ting of the water main supplying Santiago was the greatest lizzie , to use a homely Americanism , ot the late Spanl&ti-Amerlcan war. When Inspector General Hreckenrlgo writes his book on the humors of the San tiago acmpalgn he Intends to devote a goodly Btmro of ono chapter to that highly ridiculous episode. U furnished the enemy with much food for mirth at the time , and It will doubtless bo laughed at by Americans nlicu they know the truth. As Captain Lee , II. A. , the British expert present during the war , expressed himself , "It was a good strategical move wasted through unforeseen clrcutn- otaaccs. " When the American forces left the coast on their way to attack Santiago It was uudcr- htbod that otio of the most Important Items In the schcmo ot campaign was the speedy cutting off of the capltial'B water supply , U \\JIB generally known tli-at this supply was obtained from a dam somewhere up In the mountains , and that the water was conveyed through an Iron plpoIn the vicinity ot El Cnuey , but Just where the plpo could bo found wa * a mystery. A dozen different Cuban scouts were Interrogated and a dor.en totally different answers secured. Eaoh brown-skinned ally was positive In his ns- Ecrtlou , but none offered to lead the Amer icana to the spot. Finally , after the third day's battle , a party was sent out from our llne.s to locate the pipe and cut It at all hazards. "Shutting off their supply of water will have more effect than n ten days' slcgo with heavy artillery , " remarked ono of General Shatter's aides. "Tho beggars ore not very partial to water as n rule , but they must have something to drink. " An April I'ool oil American * . The party returned and reported that after many perilous Incidents they had succeeded In breaking the main about four miles from the city. Two days later several refugees almost worse than useless , Is th&t U was con structed free of charge and donated to the city by a SpanWi colonel1 of artillery. Prior to 1810 the citizens of Santiago , a city , mind you , several centuries old and containing a population exceeding 80,000 , were com pelled to depend upon cisterns and tanks for their water. Although there was plenty ot water back In the mountains six or seven miles distant , nothing was done by the Span ish government to convey It to the city. Coloncf Manuel Alvarez > generous of heart and plethoric of purse , aent to Madrid for private engineers and began the construction of a dam In the San Juan hills , six miles from Santiago. The material was brought from Spain , but the ordinary laboring work was done by Cuban prisoners and peons. It was a task ot long duration. Itoads had to be built and material hauled by ox teams from the city wharves. The creek to be utilized was small and It ran down the mountain sldo through a tangled jungre of tropical vegetation. Nowhere was It moro than a dozen feet In width. A limestone wall twenty-two feet high and five feet thick was thrown across a llttlo gorge , then an oblong receiving tank hardly larger than these supplying the ordi nary American hotels , was built ft ono side. The Spanish engineers labored from day to day throughout the year , and about twelve months after the commencement , totd Colonel nel Alvarez that the wonderful dam was ready. How Wnter Piped AVoro Imlil. Now came the question of laying the pipe lino. The stretch of country between the hills and the city was rough and broken , A rather high hill Interposed In the direct line and It would bo necessary to skirt Its base for a couple of miles. Then there were two rivers to bo crossed and a deep gully to bo spanned. Strange to say neither the colonel nor his engineers had gone over the ground before commencing the con struction of the dam. They knew that water could be had In Ihe mountains , but they forgot that a plpo line over a broken country was a rather stupendous problem , It looked at this stage of the game as If the worthy citizens ot Santiago would cither Tcmplo Slnol of Chicago mid professor of ScmK Inngungcn at the University of Chicago cage , has received the CAli to Tcmplo Emamt-El In Now York. Dr. Oiifltav Oott- hell , ttio present rabbi of Temple Emnnu-El , will retire on account ot ngo and physical Inability to attend ito Ihc arduous duties ot Ms office. Dr. Hlrsch IMA been Offered an annual efllary ot $14,000 and a large llfo In surance. Leo XIII. will ontcr upon the 00th year of his agu on March 2 and the 'twenty-second ' ot his supreme pontificate February 20. Two hundred and Blxty- < two pontiffs have preceded Leo XII I. , but of thceo only Eoven have occupied It for twcnty-ono years. The nver- ngo length ot a papal lgn IB but llttlo moro than seven years. Ten popes died within n month nfter their election and the shortest reign In the history of the papacy Is that ol St. Stephen II. , which lasted only three days. Of the 2fl2 popes who preceded Leo XIII. eighty-eight have been canonized or beatified. Twelve popes have borne the name ot Leo and ot the Lcos flvo have been canonized us silnts. Of the ti" cardinals living 31 nro Italians , 7 French , B Spanish , 4 Auetro- Hunsnrlan , 3 Germans , 1 Polo , 1 American , 1 Belgian , 1 Irish , 1 Knglish , 1 Swiss and 1 Australian. Pope Leo 1ms created 117 cardi nals and during his pontificate 123 cardinals huvo passed away. Not a solitary member of the fcaercd college to which ho was ad mitted by Plus IX. , forty-six years ago , Is now living. LA1IOII AMI INDUSTRY , Pressed wood pulp ware Is gaining favor. Women are employed on Norway "railroads. America has 519 manufacturers of leather gloves. The cnglnrn for the World's fair , to be held In Pairls next year , will bo built in. Providence , H. I. Employes of the American Steel and Wire- company , numbering 36,000 , have been noti fied of an odvauoo of wages ranging from B to 10 per cent , to > take effect Miudh 1. The export of coaj from Great Britain to the United States has suffered a decline of about 7 per cent , the total export In 1S97 being 107,070 itons , whllo that ot 1898 was 100,171 tone. The Uuttonmakeps' union has Issued a cir cular announcing ttbat for the tlmo being the American Federation of Labor label would bo placed upon cards of buttons made by their members. Last year there ware Imported Into the United States 1,539,056,750 grains of quinine. This means a consumption of somothlng llko twenty grains for every man , woman anil child , as there were practically no exports of this article. Some of the Indians ot the United States are among the richest farmers In the world. The annual Income of the Osage tribe , for Instance , consisting of only 1,729 persons , Including children , Is $443,014 , or $260.24 for each man , woman and child , During the cttlmdar year ended December SANTIAGO'S WATEIl WORKS. ( who had made their escape- from Santiago Wore taken before General Shatter. "How about the food supply In the city ? " lie asked. "Very poor , senor , " wnn the reply. "Tho Spanish soldiers are eating horse meat. There is no flour , no bread , no rlco. " "Hum ! And the water ? " "Plenty , senor. " Gcnorul Sbaftcr stared at the speaker In credulously. "Plenty ? " he echoed. "Why that's Im possible. Wo cut off the supply day bcforo yestorday. " , "Nevertheless , there Is enough In the city to last a month. Almost every house has a cistern or tank , senor. They are all full. Our water works fall very often and we keep a supply on hand In case of emergen cies. General Toral knows you cut the plpo and ho laughs very muah. Ho Bays iwlmt you call In America 'April fool ! ' " Whnt General Shatter sold Iff not re corded , but the refugee's words spread through the trenches and to this day vis itors to Santiago are taken out to the spot wlioro the break was made and told the story of General Toral's "April fool. " .Vo HiT , JVoViitcr. . The local records of the city contain an- nther Instance ot the violent cutting of the water main. In Its general hearing the In cident Is almost as humorous ns the first. JH the latter part of August , when affairs wcro becoming settled In the city , the re strictions guarding the conduct and liberty of the American soldiers on duty around the town were practically removed and the anon wcro given permission to absent them selves from camp whllo off duty. A strapping private ot ono of the Immune regiments took a stroll ono afternoon , and , nftor visiting a number of rum shops , dropped Into the Cofo La Favorite on Callo Sunto Tomas. Ho was much the worse for wear and lost no tlmo In solemnly declar ing to the occupants that ono American eoldlor was worth ton Spaniards and three dozen and odd Cubans. To prove the asser tion ho cast his campaign hat Into the middle of the floor and otherwise stripped for action. Ho was finally pacified , but when ho Knvo nn order for several bottles ot Ameri can beer ho was politely but flrmly refused. It required the efforts of flvo waiters to eject him after that. "No beer , oh ? " ho shouted back through tlio doorway. "You ( hie ! ) refuse on Ameri can gentleman a drink , do you ? I'll flx ( hlo ! ) you for that. If I can't have beer you shan't have water. See ! " Ho lurched down the street and finally disappeared in the direction of the mule corral back of the Spanish barracks , How lie secured a mount IB not known , but a half liour later ho was riding past the Hull Illng over n road leading to El Crlsto. That oven- Jug , shortly utter dark , word was hastily tent to the palace that the water supply had suddenly and unaccountably failed. Men were Bunt out with lanterns , but It was an almost Impossible tail ; to trace the plpo line ut that hour and they returned In Cisgust. The following morning at day break another search was made. About three miles from the city , nt n spot where tbo plpo crosses a low meadow upon masonry supports , a great jugged hole In the plpn was discovered. The eleven-Inch main had bccu smashed near a joint and the water was fast forming a lake In the vicinity. Not far from the break ono of tbo searchers found a blacksmith's sledge hammer with the handle shattered , as If from a powerful blow. It was evident the private of Immune * had made good his threat. Ho was arrested and charged with the deed , out he stoutly maintained his Innocence , and the ease was finally dropped for want of direct evidence , llowuvcr , when Inebriated American troopers - ers demand beer in Santiago cafes nowadays they are promptly served. Our riiiluiilliroptu Spimluril. The most remarkable thing about the San- co water system , -bculdo - the Xavt that It U have to go back to their cisterns or cls < haul water from the dam by ox teams. A year passed and then the bomsyolenl Spanish colonel resumed the task. For vari ous reasons the size of the plpo was re duced to eleven Inches and It was ordered laid under ground wherever practicable ani above ground In other places. Ditches wen dug , masonry supporters and aqueducts con structed and finally the plpo line crawloi Its way Into the city amid the cheers of the people. Smaller mains were laid , public water stations erected In various parts of the town and a supply equal to 200,000 gallon ; dally delivered to the citizens. It wat barely sufficient for their needs In those days , and now , with the great Increase ol population , the total supply suffices for onlj six hours of the twenty-four. It Is a serious question In Santiago a question bosldo which the military and po litical aspects are as nothing. The health and sanitary welfare of the city depend upon the supplying of pure water to the people and strenuous efforts are now being made by the Indefatigable governor , General Leonard Wood , to solve the problem before the arrival of tbo next sickly ecason. Ulti mately an entirely new dam and reservoir will bo needed , but for the present several pumps will bo constructed and a series ol wells dug near the city. The old plpo line will soon have outlived Its usefulness , but It will remain long In the memory of these who marched with S"haftor before Santiago , as General Toral's "April fool , " The Congregational church In Rochester , N. II , , t-njoys the distinction of being ouo of the oldest religious organizations of the state , it was organized In 1737. nev. Dr. William Butler of Newton Center , Mass. , now 81 years old , Is ono of the most famous Methodist missionaries living , hav ing labored heroically for many years In India and Mexico , The annual TuskcRee negro conference Is to bo held this year on-tuo 23d of February at Tuskegeo. It will bo composed of hun dreds of representative farmers , mechanics , ministers and teachers from all parts ot the feouth. A Duddhlst temple bos been conveyed to thu Nlngpo mission to bo used as a preachIng - Ing hall and school. This would certainly seem to bo elgnltlcant of falling heathenism and advancing Christianity. The Anglican blsbop of. Uallarat , Aim- tralu , not. long ago made tome severe strictures on other denominations at a church congrffis hold In that city. He de- bcrlbcd their church buildings na "scnttcral. pultry , often hldeouo , worship sheds , monuments ments of jMirtUanshlp and self-oplnloiiatlvo- ncba In religion , " Hcllglous services on th Sabbath have been held In several of the Philadelphia theaters for the last eovonteen years , with , It Is claimed , marked success. The seats In the theaters have , as u rule , been filled and ( sometimes the standing room has been oc cupied. KIghty-nvo to S8 par cent of these largo congregations ere sold to have been non-church-goers. Cardinal Vaughan Is n member of one of the most rtmarkablo families \vhlch have helped to make church history. Of nine brothers and three sisters no fewer than cJeven have entered the service of thu Jtoman Catholic church , euch brother In tuin , from the cardinal down , who Is the oldest of tlho family , forfeiting his claim to the family eatatea. The cardinal , unlike hla predecessor. Cardinal Mannlns. Is no ascetic , ana llnds his sphere of usefulness rathei expanded than contracted by uilxlnt : with boclcty , IV'ID < wMoKlnnon , late- United Statw M chaplain ana present superintendent ot schools at Manila , under General Otis , says In the Pilot : "Nowhere In the world la charity In greater evidence than In Manila. The magii nct > nt hospitals , orphanages and schools of ndustry would be a credit to any nation , The amount expended thus every year U enormous. The monks , Individually , ure ua poor oa the i > rev rblul church mouae. " Jlcv , Dr , Emll G. Hlrsch , chief rabbi of tlio 31 last the voluo of the breadstuffs Bold abroad was $317,000,000 ; provisions , $174- 000,000 , and cotttHi. $233,000,000 , making a total of $724,000,000 worth of farm producto exported and sold at bobter prices than were , over knonn before. An oaBtonn trade paper says a madhlno has been Invented which will turn out 10- 000,000 matches a day. Also that a new typesetting machine , which will do twice the work of the Mergcnthalors , will be put on the market this summer , while a Con necticut man claims ho has Invented a new rotary cylinder that will enable ships to travel 50 per cent' faster than at preecnt. State Factory Inspector O'Leary of New York opposes the movement to abolish "sweatshops" In that state , which , ho says , Klvo employment to 83,000 persons In Now York and Brooklyn alone In the making of i clothing. Mir. O'Leary claims that If the 1 drastic wnltary laws are enacted as recom mended In his report to ithe present legis lature , and these rigidly enforced , the chief objections to sweatshops will bo removed. i It Is announced that all of the unions affiliated with the board of walking delegates In New York City 'have ' ratified the pro posed agreement between the organization of employers , known as the United Building i Trades , and the board , whereby sympathetic strikes are to be abollslicd and all questions in dispute are to bo settled by an arbitra tion board composed of an equal number of 1 employers and workmen. The agreement , It Is said , will bo signed by both parties at nn early date. The American Packer says that moro than i ( $5,000,000 has been Invested In the canning Industry In the laat four months. The total pack of tomatoes in the United States and Canada was 5,797,806 cases In 1898. In 1897 It was 1,119,411 c-mes. In 1S9S the pack for the United States was 5,652,219 cases , as compaied wiUi3,904,3u5 for 1S'J7. ' There was an output of canned corn , in 1898 largely In excess ot 1897 , but the average quality of the pack In several otatea was lower than usual. The total com pack of the United States and C mada for 1898 was 4,398,667 , at , against 2,908,740 cases In 1897. A recent report Issued concerning the textile Industries of Fall Ulver shows tbo number of corporations doing business there ns 41 ; capital stock ( Incorporated ) , $25,198- 500 ; number of mills , 82 ; spindles , 2,901,050 ; looms , 70,878 ; employes , 28,297 ; pay roll , per week , $171,300 ; weekly production , 250,000 pieces ; yards of cloth made per annum , 843,100,000 ; bales of cotton used per annum , 357,000 ; number of water wheels , 10 ; en gines , 110 ; total horse power , 78,648 ; tons of coal used per annum , 221,850 ; gallons of oil per annum. 253,300 ; pounds of starch per annum , 3,068,500. The world's product of tobacco Is esti mated at about 1,900,000,000 pounds , valued at about $200,000,000. Ot this the western hemisphere raises about 650.000,000 pounds , the United States contributing 480,000,000 pounds , and Cuba , whose tobacco Is the widest known and most highly esteemed , only producing 62,000.000 pounds. Europe raises about 600,000,000 poundo ; the East Indies , 100,000,000 pounds ; Australia , 10,000- 000 pounds , and Africa not enough to bo counted. Iy thu addition of our now terri tories the UnltiHl States will Increase Its product by , Cuba , 62,000,000 pounds ; Porto HI co , 8,800,000 pounds , and the Philippines , 45,000,000 pounds , which will gtvo us u total of 603,800,000 pounds. Of the states In the union Kentucky leads with about 185,000,000 pounds , which Is far la excess of any other state. North Carolina coming next with only 40.000,000. pounds and Virginia next with 35,000,000 pounds , A Narrow Itj Thankful words written by Mrs. Ada E , Hart of Qroton , S. D. : "Was taken with a bad cold which settled on my lungs ; cough set In and finally terminated In con sumption. Four doctors gave mo up , sayIng - Ing I could live but a short time. I gave myself up to my Savior , determined If I could not stay with my friends on ourth I would meet absent ones above. > My hus band was advised to get Dr. King's New Dlecovery for Consumption , Coughs and Colds , 1 gave It a trial , took In all eight bottles. It has cured me , and , thank God. I am saved and now a well and healthy woman. " Trial bottles free at Kubn & Co.'s drug store. Regular size COc and $1.00 , guar anteed or prlcu refunded. Mrs. Sheridan and Mrs. Logan arc among the largest women pensioners of this coun try , They receive , respectively , $2,600 and $2,000 n year. filial TIMniAIIVTP1 fMlf\TPf > SlItlTERIiD ORASCt CROVtS Unique Devices of Qrowors to Prevent Dam * ago by Frost. FORTY ACRES OF ORCHARD UNDER ROOF Sonic of the Method * Put-nun ! in llnll < the Unlit * of .luck Front In 1'liir- liln HiiiiilriMlfl of Stove * iu Hcnilliict- , DBLAND , Fin. , Fob. 16. Slnco the frosts of ' 03 and 'OS Florida orange growers liavo begun to realize that If they would make orange growing nn assured success , they must In some way guard against the un certain vlslta of Jack Frost. To hnvo n crop of fruit worth thousands of dollars completely at the mercy of the temperature , with the knowledge that a fall of a few degrees during a cold snap may , In an hour , convert delicious oranges Into solid balls of Ice , or even kill his trees to the ground , niaklnR them useless far several years to come , Is n situation which causes the grove owner many olccplcas nights during the winter months. nut such are the profits In the business under favorable conditions , that the growers , Instead of becoming dis couraged by the rcceat setbacks , are now casting about for some cheap and sure means of protecting their trees. Many are the schemes devised , and the experiments toeing tried this winter , with the result that the -winter visitor flnds many of the old groves robbed of tholr picturesque beauty , some ot thorn 'with piles at lightwood - wood knots stacked between the rows of trees , ready to be lighted whenever the mercury gets dangerously close to the freezing point , whllo many younger groves are almost hidden from view with nand ; the trees Hieing "banked tip , " with perhaps a branch or two sticking out hero and there to remind ono that there Is vegeta ble Ufa ibelcnv. Stoves In nn Orchnril. These , however , arc only the more slm- iplo means of protection , for , as ono drives through the country , ho will sco many more elaborate methods In use. In some groves are row after1 row of elicctlron stoves , all filled with wood and ready for the match. One planter has moro than COO stoves In his orchards. But these , whllo they would ralso the temperature enough on a still night , might not < bo effective if there was a high wind , so the moro cautious growers are covering tbolr trees up entirely , cither with cloth or waterproof paper , tacked on to wooden frames and to IDO warmed within .by . oil lamps or heaters made especially for this purpose. These groves , with their long rows of white tents , look moro like military camps than anything horticultural , and on a cold night , when the tents arc all lighted up within , and the grove tenders walking around llko solitary sentrymen , the resemblance would be still moro striking. But probably the most effective device , and certainly the most costly ono. Is that adopted by John B. Stetson , the millionaire hatter , who owns about 600 acres In groves In the vicinity of DcLand , Fla. Ho has recently purchased a sawmill and employed a large crow of carpenters , and Is proceed ing to build a bouse over each ono of his orange groves. Ho has already inclosed a fifteen-acre piece In this way , and where once there was a beautiful expanse of shapely trees , with glossy leaves and golden fruit , ono Is now confronted with a large , low , flat shed ot the plainest possible archi tecture , and absolutely without the least claim to grace or beauty. Inside are the trees , deprived of sunshine , their branches Intermingled with beam and rafters , whllo at Intervals on the ground are piles of wood in readiness to furnish heat for this great conservatory. After the danger of frosts has passed , the sides and roof ot the structure will bo removed , and the groves allowed to enjoy the open air again until the next season of uncertainty. HlKKCflt Shed In the \Vorlil. Work has already begun on another shed of this kind , which is to enclose a grove forty acres In extent. This Is an enormous undertaking. It will require over 2,000,000 feet of lumber in its construction , and It will take a large crew of men many months to complete it. But , notwithstanding the very great cost of building- and .maintaining these sheds , added to the regular expense of working the groves , it Is thought that they will pay n fair Interest on the Invest ment , and should another freeze come and destroy the unprotected groves , It will en hance the value of the protected groves and oranges very much. The great majority of the orange grow ers , however , think that the ( probabllltles of a freeze are not sufficient to Justify tbo oxpcnso of covering the trees , and are still taking their chances with the elements. They figure that as Florida lias heretofore been free from freezes for a good many years , that it is likely to be free from them for a good many years to come. Tlmo will tell who are right , but this much Is certain , that the unprotected groves are much more desirable from an artistic point of view than those covered over with tents or Bijou's. TOM ) OUT OP COUIIT. Law Notes remarks : "Newspapers report that an Ohio lawyer dropped dead whllo shoveling snow. Wonder If the will have another chance ? "Gentlemen of the Jury , " said the pomp ous lawyer , assuming his most Imposing mien , "I once eat upon the Judge's bench In Iowa. " "Where was the Judge ? " quickly Inquired the opposing attorney , and the pompous gen- tfeman found the thread ot his argument hopelessly entangled. That sulcldo Is a "pernicious habit that obviously tends to shorten life" Is the de fense sot up by a llfo Insurance company In a recent action on a policy which expressly excluded liability for such reprehensible habits. Lawyer I Insist on an answer to my ques tion. You have not toM mo all the conver sation. I want < o know everything that passed between you and Mr. Clapper. Heluctant Witness I've told you every thing of any consequence , "You have told mo that you said to him : 'Clapper , this case will get you Into court Rome day. ' Now , what did lie say In reply ? " "Well , " ho said ; 'Dapper , there Isn't any thing In this business that I'm ashamed of , and If any snoopln' little yee-hawln' , four- by-slx , glmfet-eyed Jawjer , with half a pound of brains and slxteeen ounces of Ja\v , ever wants to know wlmt I've been talking to you about , you can tell him the whole story. ' " A suit was brought In the United Slates court , In Springfield , against a citizen , for nn Infringement of n patent right , relates a writer In Leslie's Weekly , Mr. Lincoln was employed to defend It , Mr. Lincoln went to the most skilled architect In the city. Inquired how ho spent his winter evenIngs - Ings , and received the reply : "If times ore brisk , I sometimes- work ; other times I have no special bualneus. " Mr. Lincoln said : "I have a patent-right case In court ; I want you as a partner , and will divide fees. I know nothing about mechanics never made It a study. I want you to make u list of the best worku on mechanism , as I don't sup pose they can bo purchased here. I will fur nish the money , and you can send to Chicago cage or New York for them , I want you to como to my house one night each week and give mo Instruction. " In a ( short time he had witnesses to meet him , and they were thoroughly drilled. When the trial com menced 11 r. Lincoln put his question * at the cross-examination so scientifically thnt ninny wltnoMes were bothered to reply- When hN witnesses were put on the stand , BO skillful \\rro his questions that the court , the Jury , and the bar all wondered how "Abo" Lin coln know eo much about mechanism. His witnesses could reply promptly. Ho gained the suit and n reputation fitch that Mr. Lin coln was retained In every patent-right case brought Into that court , up to the time ho was sent to Washington. Ho went to Chicago cage , St. Louis , Iowa , Ohio , Kentucky and Michigan to try patent-right cases , and the last year ot his practice did little else. cam.viio * couin itinn. Itrnl mid HriiD'il on tlio ItmiKC Tlioj- lime No Mniicrlortt , Frederick Homlngton tells , In "Crooked Trails , " how ho went down to the Soledad ranch , In the state of Coatmlla , Mexico , to visit the manager ot the Mexican Interna tional railroad. There was to bo a roundup , with real cowboys , ponies and cattle , all of them wild , full of thorns , and Just out of the bush. Moro than that , the young ladles of the family were to ride. The manager's wlfo appeared , with her little brood of three , and then two visiting friends. These "Soledad girls , " as 1 call them , were well bronzed by Mexican sun ant' ' were sturdy little bodies. They were dressei : In short skirts , leggings and tam-o'-sbantcrs and about their waists wcro cartridge belts , with delicate knives and revolvers attached They swung their saddles on to the ponies , and we followed a. cowboy off down the road , the manager and Madam Mamma following In a buckboard. From over the hills came the half wild cattle , stringing along at a trot , -while be hind them followed the co-wsboya. gay des ert figures with brown , pinched faces , Ion ; hair and wild cries. The exhilaration ol the morning , the tramp of a thousand hoofs got Into the curls of the three little Mlssc : Goldenhnlr and they scurried away Into tin thick of the conflict. The vaqueros dashed hither and thlthc to keep their herds moving In the appointed direction and the Infants screamed In their childish treble and spurred madly , too. / bull stood at bay , but n child dashed at hltt and ho turned and fled. As wo stood , a massive bull emerged from the body of the herd , head thrown high , tall stiff with nngor , eye rolling and breath coming oulck. Ho trotted quickly forwnn and , lowering his head , charged through the punchers. Instantly a small Soledad girl was after him , the vaqueros drawing back to delight In her daring. Her hat flew off and her long curls flapped In the rushing air , as her pony fairly sailed over the difficult ground. The bull toro furiously , but behind him swept the pony and the child. As wo watched , the chase had gone a mlle away , but little Miss Yellowcurls drew gradually to the far side of the bull , quar tered him , and , whirling on , headed her quarry back to the herd. The rough-and-ready American range boss eat side-wise In his saddle and thought. He never talked unnecessarily , but appre ciation was written all over his nose. The manager and madam felt as though they were responsible for the wonder of It. The Mexican cowboys snapped their flngers and eyes at ono another , shouting quick Spanish , whllo the American part of the beholders decided that It was a "dream. " Then the bull and the girl came homo , the bull to his fellows , the girl to us. She had no idea of our admiration , because wo did not tell It. That would have been wrong , as you can Imagalnc. J. Sheer , Sodalla , Mo. , conductor on elec tric street car line , writes that his little daughter was very low with croup , and her llfo saved after all physicians had failed , only by using One Minute Cough Cure. FOKTUM2 TKM.ING IN M3W YORK. A Groiviugr Clientele of Follower * of the ninck Art. Among the young and old , rich and poor , wise and Ignorant In Nou- York , writes a correspondent , there seems to 'bo a growing clientele of the mystic followers of the "Black art , " and a rich harvest Is being reaped In the good , hard coin of tlio realm to satisfy cravings for the secrets which cannot bo awaited for time to develop. And a peculiar feature of the strange craving which seems to animate those who have become victims of the habit of having their fortunes told Is their apparent skepticism and disbelief In the supernatural powers of the clairvoyant or In anything they may tell them. Nine out of every ten who are aflllcted scoff at the reader ot the future and the readings , yet still patronize the fraud with a religious frequency ttiat Is startling to the uninitiated and would al most make ono wonder If , after all , this is the twentieth century or near It. Another peculiar feature of the disease , If It can bo called such , Is the sort of clanship or secret bond of union that exists between those who are victims , and which may In part account for the unpublished statistics regarding their number and widely varied ivalks of life. They never talk except among themselves of wtiat they have discovered or the relative merits of the Interpreters of Jestlny , whether through shame , or fear , md probably thus secure Immunity from the prying Inqulsltlveness of the newspaper man jr student of human nature who would In- restlgato queer freaks of his , kind. The devices and prices by'which to learn ivliat Is In store for you are made to suit : ondltlons , and tbo Fifth avenue hello pays nany times moro than the sliop girl or the icrvant. 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