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till accuracy of lire during n IMVftl
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SAVED BY A MIRACLE IN A IMILROAD WRECK.
In twenty makes n lilt would make
tlio American battleships tlie terror of
) THE TIMES.
In Millp of higher criticism there arc
men who bellcvo there Is a great profit
The annexation of Cuba proceeds
npacc. A nlco American girl has an
noiod President Talma's son.
If John T. Morgan finds .those "un
digested securities" troublesomo be
might absorb a pepsin plant or two.
It Is now snld that a liberal use of
roast bef Is good for consumption. Cat'
tletnfn hare long known that It Is good
Kerr Most Is out of prison again,
This would be an excellent time for
him to reform and go to work for n
Materialistic people claim that It Is
Just as easy for a poor man to love n
wealthy glrl-but they neglect to tell
him how to make her love him.
Tho wreck of the .talno will be
raised by Cuba. Kternlty Is hardly
long enough to Justify an attempt to
resurrect tho Spanish navy.
Two barons and a count figured In
the New York courts the other day on
account of unpaid debts. The poor
fellows were nil married before they
reached this country.
To the great statesman that falls to
secure the honor of having a txent
clear named for him there Is always
open the distinction of being cured of
his physical ailments by some nerve
Indications arc growing that China Is
to become the world's storm center.
Tho old struggle between a dylng-out,
stubborn past and a strenuous, un
truthful present Is on In the celestial
empire, and can have but one ending.
Naturalists tell us It Is only the fe
male rabbit that believes In large fam
ilies. The male parent tries to kill the
young rabbits. In some parts of the
world the regret Is deep and sincere
that he has such poor success.
II. II. Rogers, the Standard Oil mag
nate, who Is worth f40.0OO.OOO or $50,
000.000, has been suffering fearful
agonies because his digestive appara
tus refused to go. The Standard Oil
fortune seems to bo Its own punishment.
The efforts of certain European bank
ers to lend Venezuela the money to pay
the claims of the powers are a little
peculiar In view of the bad reputation
as a debtor which the powers have giv
en Venezuela. Are they trying to se
cure ground for another demonstration
some time In the future?
Young Mr. Hopkins, aged 32. with
$275,000 In his Inside pocket In the
shape of letters of credit, loft the other
day for n Journey of 2f,000 miles. Mr.
Hopkins represents a Western Jubb'tig
house. Although he takes his wife
nlong with him. he Is not traveling en
tirely for pleasure. He Is golug over
to China and Japan to buy tea. This
man has learned about all there Is to
be known concerning tea. The head
of his Jobbing house knows more about
the finances of the tlrm, the credit man
more about the retail trade and the
head bookkeeper more about the books,
but Mr. Hopkins knows more about
ten than all of them put together. The
tlrm wanted to buy heavily of ten. The
best way to buy It was to send nn ex
pert to the places -where It Is grown.
Hopkins was the export. There Is a
lesson In this Incident for young men,
because It Is typical of the modern
business trend. lluslness, like the pro
fessions. Is coming more and more to
bo specialized. Tho man who knows
how to do ono thing better than auy
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Ctrry One Should lmproo Ills Mind.
' DUUATION olioutil end only with dotith. The man
or woman who thinks that one Is completely
educated In schools and colleges Is mistaken, for the
most that scholastic training can do Is stnrt one
well, show one the right limit of learning and wis
doni. and despatch the student forward with a godspeed.
The human mind Is susceptible of nlmost limitless de
vclotmicut and expansion, and there Is no ago at which
the Improvement of It must stop. And It ought to be
every man's ambition to make his mind ns nearly full
and perfect ns It can be made: to approach, step by step,
that unattainable Ideal of Intellectual power and com
plotoness, the almighty, all-knowing (lodbead, which all
cultivated men, all Intellectual nations have worshipped
under divers names, "Jehovah, Jove or Lord, ns the self'
existing source of thought nud being
l'erhaps tho majority of high school and of college
graduates cense studying when they unit tho academic
hall. They have their slieepsklus framed and hung upon
one else In his tlrm Is the man who Is . waU ., whenever they feel the need of nu Intellectual
selected to do that thing. And the MhmlI,H ,ll0 llei. , ,lu, pompous Latin Inscription,
pay Is adequate because there Is little j u,y bm nwardly. and thereby remltid
or no competition. However this fact
must not be lost sight of: No man can
be a successful specialist who Is not
well Informed on other things. Hop
kins must know ten better than the
others. Hut he must also know other
things connected with the Jobbing busi
ness. To know n part one must know
the whole In relation to Its parts, and
the part In relation to tho wholo.
Therefore the necessity for an all-
round education to begin with. Hut In
the end It Is Hopkins, the specialist,
who goes abroad Intrusted with $-73,
000. The specialist wins success In the
old way by deserving It
What Is tho difference between baV'
Ing four wives and being an outright
polygamist and having had four dl
Torces and taken a new wife each
time? The one practice Is called polyg
amy and the other "marriage Infelic
ity," or what you wilL How much
difference Is there In principle?
A Missouri preacher has declared
that hereafter he will tell the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the truth
In delivering funeral sermons. It Is
suspected that this clergyman does not!
care very much about omclatlng at
funeral services anyway. At least his
calls after this declaration are likely
to be few and not close together.
Many guilty persons escape Justice
by the sharp practice of criminal law
yers. Indeed, with a skillful attorney
and plenty of money on the side of the
defense the life penalty for any crime
Is the exception. Under complex laws
and Involved practice the benefit of
the doubt may be easily stretched to
shield the guilty, and this occurs so
often that there Is reason to despair of
exact and full Justice by the process of
In Kansas City recently the brewers
agreed among themselves that they
would not sell beer to a certain saloon
keeper until he jiad paid a bill he owed
to one of them. The matter was taken
Into court and the court held that the
combination was In restraint of trade
and therefore unlawful. In Milwau
kee the beef dealers made a black list
on which was the name of a retailer
to whom they refused to sell meat un
til be paid certain bills. This matter
also went Into court, but tho court
held that tho black list was a privi
leged communication and was there
fore perfectly legal.
It Is said by experts that the finest
antique, colonial furniture In this coun
try comes from the South. Much of It
has been discovered In the cabins of
iged negroes who were formerly slaves.
When these rare, carved old pieces of
mahogany were discovered by their
masters they were often given to the
negroes, not understanding the valua
tion of them that would come later.
A richly carved mahogany sideboard
was found recently 'In a chicken roost
In one of the Southern States. The
chickens roosted on It every night and
It was worn and battered. This was
bought by a dealer for a small sum,
nud after It was restored sold to a cus
tomer for $250.
The gun crews on our warships are
doing Bonie extraordinary accurate
shooting of late. On tho Illinois, tir
ing at a stationary target while the
vessel was movltig. n score of twelve
lilts out of thirteen shots was made
with her thlrteen-lnch guns at n dis
tance of five miles. Tho gunners of
tho Iowa, steaming at twelve knots
past a stationary target, made thirty
hits out of thirty shots with six
pounder rapid tiro guns. This feat
was accomplished by three gun crews,
each having ten Bhots. It beats all
records. At San Francisco tho sub
marine torpedo boat Grampus dis
charged a torpedo at n range of 350
yards nud struck a stationary target
g,unrely lu tho center. Anything liko
Since the STpanlsh-Amerlcan war
much thought has been given by those
llrectly Interested to the training of
our citizens In the mllltla. This awnk
cnlng-of Interest on the part of the
public as well as of the military au
thorltles has probably been greater on
account of the war In South Africa,
which demonstrated clearly that citi
zen troops, with the right sort of train
ing, and on the defensive, could bold
their own against a vastly superior at
tacking force for a long time. It proved
also that the war of the future Is like
ly to bear a much stronger rcsera
blance to guerrilla or frontier conflict
than to the great wars of the past.
True, nobody can tell what the erratic
course of history may be, but this
much seems certain, that If the United
States should at any future time be
come Involved In war, the training of
the mllltla will be an Important factor
In the outcome. The cowboys, ranch
men and scouts of the West could
without much trouble be mobilized Into
an effective fighting force, though their
discipline from a mlltary point of view
might be defective. But the conditions
which produced this race of fighting
men nrc already of the past, and In
another generation there will be only
heredity to count on in making up
Western troops. These will no longer
consist of veterans In frontier war
fare, men who are accustomed to find
their lives depending on their skill
with the rifle. The Westerners of the
future will be only the sons and grand
sons of such men. It follows, there'
fore, that to be effective the mllltla of
the future must be taught to shoot
They must, so far as possible, -be
sharpshooters, active, practical, re
sourceful Drill and discipline come
second. The spirit of discipline Is es
sential, but not Its form. If the men
are the right sort, and are trained to
shoot, our citizen soldiery ought to
stand against a drilled and disciplined
It Hun In tho Family.
That boy will be the death of me
some day," declared the bead of the
family. "I'm sure I don't know where
he gets all his Impudence and self
assurance; surely not from me.
He returned home from college the
other day to spend the holidays, as
I supposed, and, entering my office
he threw his bat on the floor, selected
an easy chair, put bis feet on my
desk, lit a cigarette. Inhaled a few
puffs, and then, turning, languidly to
me, he drawled:
"'I say, dad, do you remember the
time when you were sent home from
I did. There was no use denying
It, for one day. In a burst of confi
dence, I bad told blm some of my
escapades as a boy, and lived to re
gret that I bad been so Indiscreet.
Well, said he, 'history has re
'What do you mean, you young
scalawag?" I roared.
'O,' said he, easily, 'I've been sent
home, too. Astonishing, Isn't It, dad,
how such things will run In a fam
ily?'" Stray Stories.
themselves that they have complete educations, ltut a
college education Is n machine which will rust nud rot un
less It Is polished nud kept lu use.
Do not attempt too much. This is a busy age, and the
mnn who has his living to earn must give the cream of
his energy and most of hi time to the work by which he
get bread and butter, ltut nearly every man has some
leisure for reading
Every man and woman ought to read, especially, the
Lnsllh masters of proe and poetry: the ancients as well
as the modern. And It Is an excellent thing to have at
least a reading kuowltdgo of some modem language, pre
ferably I-reneh or German, for thoe tongues have the
greatest literature. It Is said that oue I ns many times
n man as the number of languages he knows. Certain It
Is that the possession of another than one's mother tongue
broadens the Intellect and gives tbe'mlnd new standards of
comparison and a cosmopolitan polut of view. San Trail-
Cxtlrpate ll dropliobhi.
AST year fourteen person In Chicago died of hydro
phobia. The horror of these deaths need not
be dilated upou. Hydrophobia Is no tender mode
of death. No Chinaman Impaled on a stake, no
African -lied to nil ant hill, no American In
dlau staring nt the sun with eyes from which tin
lids had been removed ever suffered greater tor
incuts, than In our own day and In our own city fall
to the lot of the victims of u disease which Is coiiuuunl
cable and preventable, ltelng communicable and prevent
able. Its continuance Is a reflection on our humanity aud on
our Intelligence. In England. Scotland and Wales hydro
phobia Is almost unknown. Humanity and Intelligence
have done their work there. It Is time for them to do
their work here.
Let all citizens, whether on the police force or not, re
member that they are proving fnle to their social nud
civic duties If they allow the lives of their neighbors to
be endangered by unmuzzled or unchained dogs. Diligent
work for a few weeks will put all such dogs lu tho pound.
It would lie a tardy but welcome relief If Chlcagoans could
feci during this summer for the first time In the history
of the city that when they walked their streets they did
not have to reckon hydrophobia among the possibilities of
Oue more point, however. Is to be noted. Itnbles Is
not simply a summer canine complaint. It happen In
winter as well as In summer. The notion that mud dogs
are to he feared only during the summer Is exploded. If
the dog catchers will catch aud destroy every dog that
Is without a tag. and If they will. In this way, rid the
town of Its present horde of disease brooding nud disease
conveying cum, a great deal will have been done to reduce
the hydrophobia dealh into. Get rid of all unlicensed,
untagged canine vagabonds; muzzle all respectable caultio
pels from he 1st of April to tho 1st of November; the
deaths we die will be ploasunlor. -Chicago Tribune
llcfornt In Uussln.
.Alt NICHOLAS II. takes matters Into Ids own hands
with something of the autocratic spirit of his great
grandslre and namesake, 'lliero shall, ho says, be
reforms. There shall be freedom of creed and wor-
ship not only, we assume, for Catholic and Protest
nut. ns well as for Orthodox, but also for Jew, as well as
for Christian. There shall bo no more slavery under tho
name of "forced labor." There shall be reform In church
and state, and especially lu tho village communes, which
are the .foundation of the empire. These things tho mln
later and other otlleers are peremptorily commanded to
execute. It Is a great decree. If It I sincere, as wo are
bound tb assume, and If It Is lutlexlbly enforced, as we
are bound to hope and to expect, It will effect tho first
stage In that beuelleent evolution of Itusshi, which seems
to be the only alternative to resolution.
Tor a change must come. It would be simply hnpos
slide for Russia to go on for ever, or much longer, in hei
old repressive, reactionary, barbaric style.
"The people will come to their own ut last,
God Is not mocked for ever."
It was an amazing anachronism that Uussln got through
the nineteenth century and Into Die twentieth with a pulltl
cat. social and Industrial system belonging to the Middle
Ages. That system cannot much longer endure. Iteform
must come, or revolution; and the Csar scorns, wisely and
bravely to have chosen that It shall be reform, lu his
efforts for the welfare of his people he will have the hearty
sympathy of the world, and If he Is successful lu them
he will have a place lu history not second to nuy lu all
the line of lturlk. New York Tribune.
Spread of tho Uiblo.
WHATEVElt view we may take of higher crltl
cl.stn, the spread of the lllble will go on. It
will be read as a story even by those who do
not regard It ns a sacred book. The tales of
the Patriarchs and of the great men of Israel
will not easily fade out of the Inmian early world. They
will not easily fade out of the human mind. They bring
to us the poetry of the early world. They have the prltul
live glow. It was not merely a a missionary that George
Morrow carried the lllblo throughout the length and
breadth of Spain. It Is not solely ns a religious book that
ISO.Hmi.oOO lllhlcs have been accepted from the llrltlsh lllble
Society, and that a steady How of ltl.000 n day pours forth
from their depots. It Is partly as the most human of nil
the documents handed down by the human race. There fs
very little pure dogma In the lllble. Most of the dogmas
of the Churches were evolved In the succeeding centuries,
struck out like sparks by the application of the precise
Greek mind to nn Oriental theme. We listen lo the story
of human life lu all Its variety and pathos, and from It
there grow, like flowers from some rich soil, the great
utterances on life and conduct which still nets as pillars
of fire to lead us on. 1'rom the rooms of the lllble Society
this flood of books goes forth like wnter to Irrigate the
world. It spreads out gradually, carried by missionaries
and colporteurs, translated Into every tongue, carried across
deserts and sens and with It the light spreads too. A
lllble Is left on some Island, and there fur the first time the
Islanders have a literature. It Is placed In a prison, aud
there the weary oaplhe, reading It In sonic listless hour,
finds light and hope. We talk about tho "trade following
the flag." The trade we speak of Is not always of the
best. Hut here Is n trade which will not shame any flag
trade In something more precious than rubles and
brighter than diamonds. Loudon Dally N'ews. i
WANTED HIS MONEY'S WORTH,
Merely n Suggestion.
Miss Uusch "I'm sure something
has happened to Clarence my fiance,
you know. He started for Iloston two box an' drive to thunder. I alu't never
days ago and I haven't heard from played I was merchandise yet, an' I
Would Not Hire Cab Unless He Could
Do tlio Driving.
It was evident that he was not a cfty
man, for he looked at tue cnu long
and doubtfully before deciding to
"Funny lookln' thing." he muttered,
with the driver's sent out over tho
tall of It; but I got to play all the
games there Is, so here gees."
He moved up to the waiting cabby.
"I want to hire tho go-cart fer a
while," he announced.
"All right, sir," said the cabby.
Where do you want to go?"
"Say!" was the" Indignant response,
seems to me you're glttln' pretty gay.
What Is It to you where I want to go,
s'long ns 1 pay the price? Think I'm
goln' to run away with the two
"No, sir, certainly not," returned the
cabby. "Pleasure, ride, I suppose
want to sec the sights. Get right In,
"Git lu!" exclnlmed tho strnugor.
"Well, I guess not. Think I want to
ride lu that caboose? No, sir. I'll git
"ltut that's my place," protested the
cabby. "How can I drive
"Drive! Who's askln' you to drive?
D'you think I'm hlrlif this hearse so's
I kin play the part of the late lament
ed? Not any. I'm a llvo man, I am.
I'm pnyln' fer a live man's fun. Git In
"Hut I can't do that, sir."
"Why not? You're stnaller'n I am."
"I mean I must drive."
"Then what's the fun fer me? I was
lookln' fer u little Joy dodgln' things,
nn' I sure ain't goln' to pay you fer
ludulglu' lu the sport. If you got to
drive, why. take your ol" upright plnno
QUEER COMMUNICATIONS THAT COME
THROUGH THE MAIL TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Perhaps tho most curious, wreck In tho history of railroad disasters
occurred some time ago In Arizona. Tlio Mnrlcnpn and Phoenix train was
rushing across the Tempo llrldge, eight tulles from Plmviili. when n span
of the bridge gae way. hurling the engine and three ears to tho dry, sandy
bed below, It was a mixed train, the first throe cars being freight cats
and the rest passenger carriages. The fourth car, tilled with passengers,
hung poised over the edge, leetorlug apparently In a shiver of doubt Hud It
fallen It must have dragged the next car wild It, and Hut occupants of both
would have boon crushed In tho debris. It hung, however, half on und
half off the bridge, ns ready to Jump Into space, lipped down at illlo nu
angle toward tho ground. The passengers nil got out safely. Tho only
fatality In this accident was that of n Plum . Indian who was stealing
n'lide aud got caught lu the debris.
Miss Ilrutle "Why not advertise?"
Miss Gusch "Advertise?"
Mr. Urutle "Yes; say, 'Lost A
fiance; wore high collar; answers to
name of Clarence,' or something like
that." Philadelphia Press.
ain't goln' to begin now." Hrooklyn
MILLIONS WHO DINE OUT.
New York Kettaiirnnls Do Not Supply
Within the past six mouths the res-
The Inspired Idiot. tnurunt business or .M'lV .ork, panic-
Every cloud may have a sliver ularly nbove '.'3d street, has undergone
lining," said the Inspired Idiot, "but B reiuniknblo expansion. Not only has
when n man Is cnucht In a heavy the --business of tho more fushlonablo
shower he can't help thinking they dining resorts grown to nn extruordl
are lined with tho poorest quality of 'W extent, but tho prevailing prosper
zinc or tin." Haltlmore Herald. "J' has been equally shared In by tho
, . less preieniious rcHinuruuis, -me pro-
exploring Thebes prlctor of one of the medium-priced
Mr. Davis, the American who has restaurants on 1 1 road way, who was
expended considerable sums In explor- nsked about the Increased patronage of
Ing works near Thebes, Egypt, has his place last night, explained It thus:
found a splendid chariot In tho tomb "In tho first plnco Ilroadways is
of King Thotbtnes. growing ns a popular dining resort;
, , , , , , secondly, moro peoplo ore In this lo-
Hero Is n nickel for you," a man said ,.i,. ,i, ,., i ,,- ,i ,vm, ,i,
to a boy to-day. "and you needn't luy Vuum).u.RUla tunnel looming up ahead
- ,, . , . .,. , j Have ( besltatcd to renew my leaso
Ing "say thank you" as a parrot Is of ,,, ,,,, ,,, .,,,, ,,.
hearing "Polly wants a cracker." -,,,w... wn i, -,. a ,,
Whenever we see a man on a ster- as tho noonday rush Is over we begin
ladder, we begin to calculate wblcb t make preparations for tho crowds
way be will go when be falls. that ilock hero for the ufght dinner.
President gets a large number of "fake" or "queer" letters every
from Insane people nil over the United States and Europe. I ho
rutlve receives a great quantity of mail, hut few people have nn
the amount of this "fake" mall that It falls to the lot of the
President's secretary to open.
The mall for the President Is handled In the official mail room nt tho city
post office In Washington and Is delivered nt the White House by n special
carrier detailed from the force of employes nt the executive mansion. Thero
nrc six letter cases In this room, mid each ease contains ono box for tho
mall of tho President and bis family. Tho number of letters for the Presi
dent alone runs from 300 to 400 a day, aud from ten to fifteen of these nro
the "fake" letters.
There Is one man In California who has been writing lo the various Presi
dents for a number of yenrs. He numbers each letter, and the Inst received
was No. 3(H). In the upper left-hand corner Is written the rather startling
Information, "Prom Jesus Christ." One of these missives was oiiened somo
time ngo by permission of tho President's secretary and found to contain
only n number of unintelligible hleroglyphlcsjsomethlng liko shorthand. Of
courso they find their way ultimately Into the waste paper basket nt tho present the Importer In question, who
tiuuu uouse, uui tney are not uesiroyeu ni mo post ouiec. I H traveling on business,' paid a visit
Anothes "freak" who has nlso been writing to the Presidents for yenrs to Herlln, culled on tho linn and spoke
scorns envelopes and stomps and uses postal cards altogether. If ho does not 0f tho dispute In which ho had been
finish what he has to say In one he. takes another, numbering them cousocu- worsted. The wealthy Creole was not
tlvely. Sometimes be uses ns many as llvo or six. Ho signs himself "MI- little nstonlshcd to learn that all
chad, King of Heaven," and his communications nre usually In tho form the arguments, had been formulated
of commands to tho President on the way In which the United Htntes should nnd tho letters written by n young
bo run. During the period of tho Spanish war ho wroto almost every day adf. lie asked to see her, fell In love
and gave orders as to the movements of the fleets lu Aslntle waters. Wth her on tho spot, proposed and was
Not very long ngo n letter was received addressed to "George Washington, accepted then and there, and thus his
President of the United Stales." Letters como addressed Jo tho President In business trip had developed Into a
all sorts of ways. Ills real title Is "Tho President," but ho gets them nil delightful wedding tour. Tho dress-
from "His Majesty" and "nis Excellency" dowu to "Teddy ltoosevelt.-Cbl- mnltlng firm Is rw besieged with np-
cago Itccord-Herald. plication, for a post which offers such
-- attractive possibilities.
FMEAK8 OF FORTUNE.
Ciirtmia Turns of Iter Wheel hi If ti
sin. Holy and tlerimitljr.
Fortune's wheel has lately played a
few Interesting pranks lu the destiny
of mere men lu Itussla and Italy which
remind one of the wonders of Ahid
lln's lamp, says the Loudon Telegraph
I'lius n poor fellow named Shnlyapln
who a few years ago labored long and
hnrd fur his dally bread In various
Itusslan cities, standing on the low
est rung of the ladder, Is now tin
prince of Ituss'nti singers, nud whnt
Is more, n splendid actor over nud
.ihove. Whenever he appears before
the footlights the Theater Is crowded
lo the celling and the manager has
to "turn money away."
In Italy a sudden revolution of the
fateful wheel hud produced n similar
result, and Slg. Glorglnul. who wn
only n fishmonger somo eight month
ago. Is n theatrical star of the very
first magnitude to-day. lie was noted
until Inst year for the loud, silvery
voice with which he was wont lo cry
out and praise his tinny wares lu the
nnrkct-plnec, drawing n considerable
rowd of buyers nwny from his com
petltors. Oue day a lover of music
hnuclng lo pass that way heard the
Milce aud declared that there were
money nnd music In It. Olorglotil
thereupon changed Ihe llsh market Jttr
music school nnd has now made his
Hist appearance before the public nt
Naples with a triumph which breaks
ill records. The walls of the San
Carlo (heater quaked with the thunder
of the npplauso which greeted the ex-
.Ishmongyr. and musical crlllca are
squandering upon bis performance the
upcrlntlvc of all the adjectives of
iralso In their vocabulary. Ho Is creil
lily asserteil to he Ihe prince of Italian
oners and a likely candidate for the
championship of the world
Prizes In life's lottery nre restricted
to no ono profession or calling. They
tuny bo fewer In this career and more
numerous In that, but they aro the
monopoly of none. This universality
of lucky chance was curiously exem
plified n short time ago In the German
capital by a woman whose occupation
she was correspondent In a dress
making establishment shut her out
from the everyday world and left her
little opportunity of bettering her posl
tlon. Hut the psychological moment
arrived when an Importer nut lu Mou
tevldeo wrote to a Ilerlln firm saying
that he refused to accept a largo con
Ignmcnt of goods sent him and gnvo
arlous grounds for his attitude.
The woman correspondent replied to
his letter with great Ingenuity nnd
equal energy, nnd the correspondence,
carried on for a considerable time with
emnrkahly great emphasis, ended lu
the triumph of Ihe lady. The goods
were finally ncccpted and pnld for. At
Hardly a person you sec in this room
to-night is In this part of tho town at
midday; they aro nil down town, while
the patrons lunching hero between 11
and 2 o'clock have by tilts time reached
their suburban homes.
"The business in my plnco has grown
perceptibly from week to week, and
other proprietors' experience' has, I am
told, been similar. In order to accom
modate a few moro people I liavo sac
rificed some of my olllco space."
At tho Victoria Hotel dining rooms
the story Is much the same, It being
Impossible to scat nil thoso desiring
tables between 0 and 7 o'clock.
Tho congestion at the Waldorf -Asto
ria, has been notorious for n long time,
whllo tables are at a premium at the
Holland Houso and elsewhere.
Apromlucnt hotel man who was
asked whether tho new hotels under
construction nro likely to afford a
measure of relief when completed gave
It ns his opinion that the prospective
restaurants would scarcely make them
selves felt In any diminution of tho ex
isting trade. "Thero Is enough for all,
Including all tho new-comers," he said.
You cuu't seem to build too many
good hotels In this town." Now York
Duly on 1 in ported Cigars.
"No, this war between the dealers
of Imported cigars does not bother roc
at all," said tho cigar store man, "for
I do not think that I will over sell
any, I do not want to keep them, wo
get tobacco lu bulk that Is Just as
good as any that comes hero mndo up, '
and wo can make better cigars from
It than they do In Cuba. You may not instance" of Heorlnif the Hplrlt-Kunit
know It, but tho customs law compels Chimes of In.lbi.
tho payment of duty according to Tlio "astral bell" of India Is one of
weight, nnd, naturally, tho manufac-- tho best known and most famous of
turers who send their goods here must supposed occult or spiritual plienotn-
make their clgnrs as light an.posslble. enn. It Is probable that It could nl-
Tho result Is that tho cigars are not "'ays bo explained ns readily as In
firm, and when you draw tho smoko tho following Instances, described by
through the weed n draft Is caused Edmuud Itusscll In Everybody's Mngu-
tlmt sets tho tobacco burning. Any zluc:
smoker who loves good tobacco knows Tho most spiritual phenomena I wit
that this destroys tho delicate flavor, boused wcro tho dally life of tho Isl
and the smoke" thus obtained Is hot, dlnn people. The astral hell' I thought
nursii, and dries tho tongue. I do not I heard twice, llio llrst time was In
believe that I will over sell any lin- the beautiful guest house of the young
ported clgnrs until thejr tako the duty Mahuruja of Hhavunngar, who Is fol
off." New York Times.' i lowing Ids noble father lu every good
Vurloty In liuhiiury. I I was awakened ono morning by tho
The first effort of tho now Depart- souud of n bell that In tho scent-laden
meut of Commerce nud Labor Is to air seemed sweeter than any I had
send un expert to Japan to study tho over heard. It Honied apparently Just
culture of terrapin. This promlkcH n oulsldo my second-story veranda, for
vnrletjf In Industry. When the labor I know there nro no locks nor bolls nor
of did country Is fully engaged lu bells In an Indian houso. At night
turnlug out diamond-back terrapin It servnnts sleep ncross Ihe portals of
can forco capital lo behuvo Itself by every door, and throng tho entraiico
threatening to shut off tho supply of i,y ,iiiy iWny ready to iinnwinco a
that food product.-Plttshurg Dis. Valtor. It must bu run u
grasping n little bell, which he was
ringing furiously to nsk me to tnke n
ride on him. Ills bendy eye twinkled
with pleasure, and he censed when hu
saw me, then made his salaam, kneel
ing one knee nearly lit the ground, fol
lowed by throwing up his trunk nud
The second occult experience was
when the deserted Hatheeslug l'nhico
at Ahuiadabah was placed at my dis
posal ns a residence. I lay one sultry
afternoon, when Ihe punkas seemed
only to sheil waves of furnace heat,
listening to Ihe continuous loitilomlng
nud tomiiHlialug uf the neighboring
temple. The strnngo decorative repe
tition that stupefies ihe mind brings
the voluptuous, fatigue of the East,
aud I was ready for marvels nud vi
sions. There came Ihe sound of n most ex
quisite silver bell, this time surely
rung by n seraph.
It filled the air liko Ihe farthest
ohlnie from a distant sphere. At last!
For a long time I could not locale It,
then followed lo the great mnrhle au
dience hall, lu a room next to which
my mattress had been thrown.
The furniture of crimson and gold
was falling to pieces, Ihe draperies
hung lu rags, ilust lay thick on the
mosaic pavement. From the celling
hung n forest of those crystal chande
liers which ''are n passion In India.
'i he bell was Indeed rung by no hu
man hands. A bright bird was dash
ing In and out of the crystal pendants.
ns If drunk with the melody It aroused.
'I his wns my second astral bell, and
It had probably as good a foundation
ns most of the legends which we hnvu
A OIQ LOT OF MONEY.
Itelit uf I'ortr Millions Mar
Not the least Interesting phase of
the I 'ana ma n canal settlement Is the
problem of remitting the purchase
money. Forty million dollars Is n
substantial sum to draw In n brief
space of time from n given money
market. It Is truo that the treasury
has a surplus fund which It reports
nt ;--:i.Mx.ooo. nut or mis sum xi.vi,.
HUO.tHH) Is on deposit with the banks,
and therefore employed In the money
market; wblle tlio balance of S7U,-
000.000 held In tho treasury's own
vaults, exceeds hy only ) or -3 mil
lions the sum which the government,
habitually keeps for Its cash ex
changes. If, therefore, tho purchase
money were to ho paid to tho French
owners of the property In cash, a
heavy draft on bnnk reserves would
bo necessary. Such largo International
payments, however, nro not primarily
mine in exported coin, but In sterling
hills, by use of which tho recipient
iraws on Loudon. An n rule such
illls nro on three or six months' time.
When, however, they mature they
must bo mot by the American mar-
ot. Payment may thou bo adjusted
ti one of three wnys, by borrowing
abroad again, renewing the bills us
hey mature, by selling to Europo
enough of merchandise or securities to
offset Its claim, or by Bending gold.
t is impossible to'sny, at the moment.
which of tho threo expedients will In
ho present Instance be ndopted. That
Is a question largely dependent on the
stuto of tho money market and ttho
promise of this season's harvests. Tho
question Is Interesting chlolly because
of tho present strain on Now York's
market, and the low figure nt which
bank reserves stand. Now York Even
rung by unseen
I went out on tlio veranda, nnd, of
course, being In India, was not stir-
'Our Fish Aro Uucqualed Nothing In
This Market Comes Near Them p,.,.-
plo say that's 'cuuso they smell n ',rlst'11 ,0 tK0 "'itliuo bell held by a
bad!"-Ilaltlmoro Herald. i great black serpent which had parted
tho Jessamlno flowers. Perhaps It wns
simply tho paluco cobru calling to
It was tho trunk of an elephant
Is It possible for one woman to be too
good-looking for other women to con
sider her respectable?
Tint llnlmir lu Alum.
Few Germans have een tho Kaiser
In plain clothes. Yet he docs wear
them sometimes, hut only when It Is
hsolutely necessary, for ho prefers
uniform, even at home.
The tluio ho Is In mufti In Herlln Is
when he goes to his tenuis court. Ho
then wears a whlto llauuel suit, but
out of doors covers It with n military
When ho Is In England, however,
mufti Is the rule. This Is also tho
only tluio that anybody has ever aeeitr
the Kaiser In a dinner Jacket or a
black dross coat.
Formerly tho Knlser ordered all tils
plain clothes from England, browna
and light grays being his favurlto col
ors; hut now ho orders everything lu
Herlln nud Potsdam, mostly In the lat
ter plnco. London Dally Express.
A Gooil Thing.
"I hear you're trying to Invent a now
stylo of cornet."
"Yes; I'm ut work on one with a ro
"What's the fden?"
"If 1 can get It working right It will
blow tho bond off anybody who tries
lo use It." Philadelphia J'ross.
If a grumbler lives nt a boarding
house, the ndvlco Is, "Well, why d6n't
you chaugo?" If tho grumbler lives at
home, he Is always told that be will
have to stand !,