The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, March 11, 1904, Image 3

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CHAPTER XIX Continued.
The left arm of the sheriff dropped.
The whole body of Ike Anderson, shot
low through tho trunk, ns was the
.sheriff's InvarlaUlo custom, melted
down and sank Into a sitting posture,
leaning against the edge of the stoop.
Tho sheriff with a leap sprang behind
the fallen man, not firing again. Ike
Anderson, with a black film now come
upon his eyes, raised his revolver and
fired once, twice, three times, four
times, five times, tapping tho space in
front of him regularly and carefully
with his fire. Then he srtnk back
wearily into the sheriff's drnis.
"All right, mammy!" remarked Iko
Anderson, somewhat Irrelevantly.
The Body of the Crime.
Hour after hour, in tho heat of the
day or the cool of the evening, the
giant Mexican strode on by the side
of the two horsemen, sometimes trot
ting like a dog, more often walking
with a shambling, wide-reaching step,
tireless as any wild animal. Expres
sionless, mute, the colossal figure
strode along, like some primordial
creature in whom a human soul had
not yet found home.
The Mexicari was running the back
trail of the horse of Cal Greathouse,
the missing ranchman, and it was
very early seen that the horso 'had
not returned over the route taken by
Greathouse when he started out. He
had gone along the valley of the
Smoky River, whereas the course of
the loose animal had been along the
chord of a wide arc made by the val
ley of that stream, a course much
shorter and easier to traverse, as it
evaded a part of that rough country
known as the breaks of the Smoky,
a series of gullies and "draws" run
ning from the tablelund down to the
deep little river bed. The atternoon
Melted down and sank
tif the first day brought the travelers
well within view of a timber line, but
the ro.igh country along the stream
was not yet reached when they were
U forced to quititho trail and make their
rough bivouac for the night
There was, a curious feeling of cer
tainty in Franklin's mind, as they
again took 6addio for the Journey, that
the end of the quest was not far dis
tant, and that its nature was prede
termined. Neither he nor Curly ex
pected to find the ranchman alive,
though neither could have given letter
and line for this belief. As for Juan,
his face was expressionless as ever.
"Que camlna onde, amigo?"
asked Curly hi cowboy patois. "Which
The Mexican pointed up the stream
with carelessness and they turned
thither. As they resumed the march,
now along the level floor of the wind
ing little valley, Franklin was revolv
ing a certain impression in his mind.
In the mud at the bank where they
had stopped he had seen the imprint
of a naked foot a foot very lttrge and
with an upturned toe, widely spread
ing apart from Its fellows, and it
seemed to htm that this track was not
so fresh as the ones he had just seen
made before his eyes. Troubled, ho
said nothing, but gave n start as Cur
ly, without Introduction, remarked, as
though reading his thoughts:
"Cap, I seen It, too."
"His footprint at the bank?"
"Yep. He's shore been here afore."
Neither man bald more, btit both
grew grave, and both looked uncon
sciously to their weapons. The Mex
ican plunged ahead as confidently as
before; and In the tangled going his
speed was greater than that of tho
horses. "Cuidado!" (careful) "Juan,"
cried Curly warningly, am the latter
turned backed a face inscrutable as
The turned an angle of the valley,
and came out upon a little flat among
the trees. Toward this open space
the Mexican sprang with horse, ex
cited cries. The horses plunged back,
snorting. Yet In the little glade all
was silence, solltudo. Swiftly Frank
lin and Curly dismounted and made
fast their horses, and then followed
up the Mexican, their weapons now
both drawn'.
This glade, now empty, had once
held a man, or men. Here was a trod
den place where a horse had been
tied to a tree. Here was the broken
eud of a lariat. Here had been a little
bivouac, a bed scraped up of tne
scanty fallen leaves and buuobes of
taller gra-ss. Here were broken bushes
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broken, how? There was the fire,
now sunken Into a heap of ashes, a
long, large, white heap, very large for
a cowman's camp fire And there
And there was It! There was some
Thing. There lay the object of their
search. In a flash the revolvers cov
ered the cowering figure of the giant,
who, prone upon his knees, was now
raving, gibbering, praying, calling up
on long-forgotten Balnts to savo him
from this sight. "O Santa Maria! 0
Purlsslma! O Madre de Dlos!""ho
moaned, wringing his hands nnd shiv
ering as though stricken with an ague.
He writhed among tho leaves, his eyes
fixed upon that ghastly shape which
lay before him.
There, in the ashes of the dead fire,
as though embalmed, as though alive,
as though lingering to accuse and to
convict, lay the body of Greathouse,
the missing man. Not merely a
charred, Incinerated mass, the figure
lay In the full appearance of life, a
cast of the actual man, molded with
.fineness from the white ashes of the
fire! Not a feature, not a limb, not a
fragment of clothing was left unilc
stroyed! yet none the less here, stretch
ed across tho bed of the burned-out
fire, with face upturned, with one arm
doubled beneath the head and the
other with clinched hand outfiung,
lay the image, the counterpart, nay,
the Identity of the man they sought!
It was a death mask, wrought by tho
pity of tho destroying flames. These
winds, this sky, the air, the rain, all
had spared and left It here In accusa
tion most terrible, in evidence unpar
alleled, incredibly yet irresistibly
Franklin felt his heart stop as ho
looked upon this sight, and Curly's
face grew pale beneath its tan. They
gazed for a moment quickly, then
Curly sighed and stepped back. "Keep
him covered, Cap," lie said, and, go-
into a sitting posture.
Ing to his horse, he loosened the long
"Arriba, Juan," he said quietly.
"Get up. and the giant obeyed as
meekly -asa child. Curly tied his
hands bcffijiil his back, took away his
.knife, and bound him fast to a tree.
Juan offered no resistance whatever,
but looked at Curly with wondering
dumb protest in his eyes, ns of an
animal unjustly punished. Curly
turned again to the lire.
"It's him. ail right." said he; "that's
Cal." Franklin nodded.
Curly picked up a bit of stick and
began to stir among the ashes, but as
he did so both lie and Franklin ut
tered nn exclamation of surprise. By
accident lie had touched one of the
limbs. The stick passed through It,
leaving behind but a crumpled, form
less heap of ashes. Curly essayed In
vestigation upon .the other side of the
fire. A touch,' and the whole ghastly
figuio was gone! There remained
no trace of what had lain there. The
shallow, incrustlng shell of the fickle
ash broke In and fell, all the thin ex
terior covering dropping Into the cav
ern which it had inclosed Before
them lay not chaired and dismem
bered lemalns, but simply a flat table
of ashes, midway along it a slightly
higher ridge, at which the wind, hith
erto not conspiring, now toyed, flick
ing away items here and there, car
rying them, spreading them, returning
them unto the dust. Cal Greathouse
had made his charge, and left it with
the Frontier to cast the reckoning.
The Trial.
"Your honor," said Frankfln to the
Court, "I appear to defend this man."
The opening sentence or the young
advocate might have been uttered in
burlesque. To call this a court of
justice might have seemed sheer libel.
There was not the first suggestion of
the dignity and solemnity of the law,
Eillsvillo had no hall of Justice, and
the court sat at ono place or another,
as convenience dictated. This being
an Important case, and one In which
all the populaco was Interested. Judge
Bristol had seclecled the largest avail
able assembly loom, which happened
to be the central hall of Sam Pres
ton's livery barn. The Judge sal bo
hind a large upturned box. which sup
ported a few battered books. At his
right the red-nosed prosecuting attor
ney shuffled his papors. Along the
sides of the open hallway, through
who'se open doors at each ond the
wind pabsed freely, sat jury and audi
ence indlsrilmlnntch mingled Th
prisoner himself, ignorant of tho
meaning of nil this, snt on nu up
turned tub, unshackled and unguard
ed. Hack of these figures appeared
the heads cf a double row of horses.
Buck of tho seated men othlirs were
mnsscfl, staudlng in the doorwnyV
Outside the building stood crowd,
now and then Increased or lessuncd
by those who passed In or out of tho
room where the court wns lu session.
These interested spectators were for
the most part dark, sunburnedincn,
weiring wide hats and narfoVbootH
with spurs. They all ufu armed.
Leaning ngalnst the sides of the man
gers, or resting a hand upon tho
shoulders of another, they gazucLralm
ly at tho bar of Justice. TheSuitudo
of Ellisvlllc vas one of sardouWcnlni.
As a function, as a show, this trial
might go on.
"Yo llonnh," said the nttorney for
tho stnte, arising nnd striking an at
titude learned lu enrller forensic days
"yo Ilonah. an' gentlemen, 1 rise to
present to jpU. nn to push to the ulti
mate penalty of the law, n case of the
most serious, tho most hoinyiui crime,
committed by the most desperate and
dangerous criminal that has thus far
ever disturbed the peaceful courso of
ouah quiet little community. There
ho sets befo' you," ho cried, sudden
ly raising his voice nnd pointing a
forefinger at the prisoner, who sat
smiling amiably. "There he sets, tho
burdened and self-confessed crimi
nal, guilty of the foulest crime upon
the calendar of ouah law. A mur
derer, gentlemen, n murderer with red
hands an' with the brand of Cain upon
his brow! This man, this fiend, killed
ouah fcllow-clttzen, Calvin Greathouse
he brutally murdered him."
Tho orator knew his audience. Ho
knew the real Jury. The shuffling
and whispers were his confirmation.
"Yo' Honah." began the accusing
voice again, "I see him now. There
sets the man! There In Is befo you!
His guilt hns been admitted. Answer
me, gentlemen, what is ouah juty In
this case? Shall we sot this incarnate
fiend free on the Ian' again shall wo
let him come clenr o' this charge
shall we turn him loose again In ouah
midst to murder some other of oualr
citizens? Shnll wo set this man free?"
His voice had sunk into a whisper as
he spoke the last words, leaning for
ward and looking Into the faces ot
tho jury. Suddenly lie straightened
up, his clinched hand shaken high
above his head.
"No!" he cried. "No! I say to
you, ten thousand times no! This
man shall not go free! Justice, yo'
llonnh, Justice, gentlemen, Is what
this community asks. An' justice is
what it is a-goin' to have. Yo' Honah,
an' gentlemen. I ylel' to the statement
o' the defense."
Franklin rose and looked calmly
about him while the buzzing of com
ment and the outspoken exclamations
of applause yet greeted the speech of
the prosecutor. The sentiment of
pity was strong in his heart. He re
solved to use all he Know of the cun
nlng of the law to save this half-witted
savage. He determined to defeat,
If possible, the ends of n technical jus
tice, in order to secure a higher and
n broader justice, the charity of a di
vine mercy. He realized fully how
much was there to overcome as he
gazed upon the sot faces of the real
Jury, the crowd of grim spectators.
"Your Honor, and gentlemen of fho
jury," he began. "In defending this
man I stand for the law. The repre
sentatlve of the state Invokes thp
law. I yield to no man In my desire
to see a better day of law and order
in this town. We are two years old
In time, but a century old In violence.
Is it morely your wish that we add
one more grave to the long rows on
our hillsides? Is that your wish? I)c
you want a trial, or do you wish
merely an execution? Gentlemen, I
tell you this is tho most Important
day lu the history of this town, let
us here make our stand for the law.
Tho old ways will no longer serve.
We are at the turning of the road.
Let us follow the law.
(To be continued.)
Napoleon's Seizure of Hamburg DI
rectly Forced Its Use.
Ex-Provost Clark of Paisley. Eng
land, has been relating the origin of
cotton sewing thread, which was first
used in that town In the weaving of
"licddles" as a substitute for silk,
which was stopped by Napoleon In
1803, when he seized Hamburg. Mr,
Claik's grandfather and his brothei
then bethought them or cotton, which
worked so smoothly that Mr. Clark'w
father, then a youth, took to reconi
mending It to women instead of linen,
then mostly used.
Originally it was sold In hanks or
skeins. These the women had to
wind into little balls, as they do a
cut of wool at the present day. Wish
ing to convenience them, young Clark
on selling a skein or thread would sit
down at a pirn wheel and wind tho
thread on a bobbin, for which lie
charged a halfpenny. This halfpenny
was refunded when the empty bobbin
was returned. Such was tho begin
ning of cotton thread.
Slur on Montana.
Henry H. Rogers, the Copper and
Standard Oil magnate, was visited re
cently by one of his friends who has
bopn under the wuuther for months.
Mr. Rogers inquired kindly after tho
health of his caller.
"I have been staying down at Iake
wood, N, J., for six mouths," was tho
reply, "and I've been pretty low. in
fact 1 never was In so bad a statu be
fore." Mr, Rogers smiled and asked quiet
ly: "You'vo never been lu Montana,
have you?" New York Times.
QM-TwmmmNomofflipm!! w.
There is given herewith a list of thoprinclpnl geographical names In the
districts involved In the war between Russia and Japan. Some aro Russlntt,
soma Chinese, some Korean nnd the others Jnpnnese. Phonetic spelling of
the nnmes Is given. Scores of dialects have caused the names to be pro
nounced in ninny different ways but tho best English pronunciations aro
hero given.
Buchatu Buke-n-too.
Khabarovkn Kar-ba-rov-ka.
Nlkolsko Nl-kol-sko.
Vladivostok Vla-dl-vwos-tock.
SanBlng Sahn-Bing.
Harbin Har-been.
Kwang-Clieng-Tsl Kwnng-Chcng-Tsoe.
Itung Ee-toong.
Manchuria Mail-clioo-re-a. (Ch as
in chill.)
Duruga Doo-roo-ga.
Okho Oko.
Purlen Poo-reen.
Chlun Clian Chee-oon-Clinhn ('ch
ns In chew).
Tn-La-Chao Tnh-lah-Cliay-o.
KIn-Cliau Keen-Chow.
Yang-Po-JIn Yahng-Po-Zheeu.
Knlgan Kahl-gahn.
Shan-IIal-Kwnn Shnn-Hlc-Kwahn.
An-iTung Ahn-Toong.
Slu-Ycn Scw-Ynnc.
Ynlu (river) Yar-loo.
Hueng-Pleng Hwang-Peen.
Riong Rcc-ong.
Ciilun-Chnn Chewn-Cliahn.
Songchln Song-cheen.
Kln-Chnu Keen-chow,
Llau-Ho Li-uh-oo-Ho (river).
Nluchwang Neeoochwang.
Llau-Tung Lee-ahoo-Toong.
Pekln Pec-kin.
l.uang Loo-ahng.
Wiju Weo-zhu. '
Chang-Sleng Chahng-See-eng.
Ham-Heung Hnhm-Hay-oong.
, Tn-Cliwang-Ho Tnh-Chwang-Ho.
Luang Loo-ang.
Tang-Fang Tang-Fung.
Pao-Ting Pali-o-Tlng.
Taku Tah-koo.
Ham Heung Halim-Hewng.
Chang-Sleng Chang-Sceng.
Yongamp Yong-ahmp.
Chong .lu Cliong-zhew.
Ping Yang Peeng-Yaling.
An Ju Ahn-Zhew. .
Tientsin Teon-tscen.
Talienwan Tarl-yane-wahn.
Chiiinnmno Shec-nahm-po.
Hwang .iii Whang-Zhoo.
Chang Yon Cliahng-Yone.
iPcchill (gulf) Pee-chee-loe.
Chlng Ting Cheeng-Teeng.
Ma Phong Khou Mah-Pheng-Kooo,
Clieefoo Chee-foo.
Teng Chow Teng Chow.
KIu-Tchang-Chcng Kew-Cliang-chen.
Wutlngo Vwoo-ting-o.
Seoul Sool.
Chemulpo Shay-mool-poe.
Wcl-Hai-Wel Way-Hie-Way.
Huang Whnng.
Tsl-Nnn See-Nahn. . -
Chang-Te Clfang-Teo. "
Kiaochau Kec-ow-chow.
Hong-Ju Hong-Zhu.
Chung-Ju Choong-Zhu.
Yong Hal Yong Hie.
Ulsan Ool-sahn.
Kunsan Koon-sahn.
Hoang Ho (Yellow river) Hoang
Clinng-Heiing Cliang-Hay-oong.
Fusan Few-sahn.
Tsushima Tsoo-sheema.
Quelpart (Island) Kwel-part. (Cor
ruption of French).
Chlng-Klang Generally known as
Nanking Nan-king.
Su-Chow Soo-Chow. .
Wu-Sung Woo-Sung.
Shanghai Pronounced In English
Klu-Klang Kew-Kyang.
Lan-Ki Lan-Kye.
Senator McEnery's Neat Way of
Avoiding Questions.
Senator McEnery is afflicted with a
certain degree of dearness. He can
hear less nt times than at others, It
is said. At those times when news
paper men seek to draw information
from him that he is unwilling to give
he Is particularly hard ot heariug. It
was during one of his doaf periods
that he emerged from a recent execu
tive session and was accosted by a
correspondent. "Well, Senator, any
thing doing on the inside?" asked the
newspaper man. "Yes, the weather
Is nretty bad outside," answered the
senator. "It's pretty hard on us old
people." And ho bowed pleasantly
and passed on, leaving the newspa
per man wondering.
Good Roads for New Hampshire.
Gov. Bachelder or New Hampshire
has appointed an engineer who Is at
work mapping out the highways of the
state. When this baa been done a
comprehensive system of road im
provement will bo begun. It Is Intend
ed that overy section of Now Hamp
shire shall bo provided with a first
class grael road and tho cost is ex
pected to bo from S00 to $1,500 per
mile. Tho stato Is to appropriate
$100,000 a your for this purpose, and
the governor thinks thut in six years
COO miles will have been completed.
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Saii-Muu Sahu-Moon.
Nhn Chang Nan-Chahong.
Wen-Chow Wen-Chow.
Klen-NIng Keen-Nlng.
Santuao Sun-too-nh-oo-o (last thrco
syllables nlmost like one.
Yen Ping Yen Pecng.
Foo-Choo (but generally
spoiled nnd called Foo Chow).
Amoy A-moy.
Swatow SwnMow (to rhymo with
Tanoga Shtmn Tarncengarshima.
Kagoshlnui Kahgoshcema.
AmnkiiBa Ar-mah-koosa.
Nagasaki Nah-gah-sah-kl.
Fukuoko Foo-koo-oko.
Shlmonosekl Sheo-mo-no-say-koe.
Hiroshima Hco-ro-sheo-mah.
Hamada Hnh-mnh-duh.
Minoml Sakl Mee-iio-inee-Sahkee.
Shiknnu Shcc-knh-noo.
Tnkaoka Tah-knh-oker. ,
Nanno Nar-nnro.
Nlgata Nee-gah-toh.
TBiirugaoka Too-roo-gow-kah (gow
rhymes with cow).
Sakata Sah-kah-tah.
Shimon Urn Sliee-monoo-ra.
Honjo Honzlio.
Kutnedi Koo-muy-dl.
Aklta Ah-kee-ta.
Noshiro No-sheo-ro.
Fu-ku-yama Foo-koo-yah-ma,
Hakodate Har-ko-dah-tPe.
OkU8hlro 0-kooshee-ree.
Barauta Dah-a-oo-tn.
Sutsu Soot-soo.
Otaru O-tar-oo.
Atsutl At-su-tl.
Maslitke Mashee-kay.
Furobetsu Foo-re-bet-soo.
Wakknnal Wa-ka-nnli-ee.
Ropunshirl Re-poon-shee-rce.
Snrubutsu Snr-oo-boot-soo.
TombetBit Tom-bay t-soo.
Esashl Ay-sahsh-eo.
Mombetsu Mombaytsoo.
Yube Yew-bay.
Tukoro Too-ko-ro.
Yezo Yny-zo.
Kuslilro Koo-shee-ro.
Peru Pay-roo.
Slioja Sho-zhn.
Sliamanl Sha-mah-nl.
Hachinohe Har-chee-no-hee.
Konji Kon-zhce.
Morloka Morcc-o-ka.
Kamega Sakl Knr-may-gah sar
lece. Knratanu Kar-n-tah-noo.
Hanamakl Hah-uah-mah-kl.
Kcssennuma Kes-say-nu-ma.
Midzusana Mco-soo-sah-nah
Ishiuomaki Ish-cc-no-mah-kl.
vKiiku8hhua Foo-koo-shoe-mah. -
Nakamuni Nah-kah-moo-ru.
Siikagawn Soo-kah-gow-o.
Takihagl Tah-kah-har-gl. - ' f
Mlto Meeto.
Komlnnta Ko-mcc-na-ta.
Kojo Ko-zho.
Yokohama Yo-ko-hah-nia.
Nagoya Nah-goynh.
Otsu Oat-su.
Osaka O-sah-kah.
Hammatsu Hnh-mnht-soo.
Shingu Slieon-goo.
Tokushlma To-kooshce-ma.
Matsuyama Maht-soo-ce-ahm-a.
Take Tah-kay.
Uwajlma Oo-wa-zhee-ma.
Saga Sah-ga.
' Kumamoto Koo-ma-moto.
YatflhuHhlro Yaht-soo-shee-ro.
Takanabc Tah-kn-nah-bay.
Miyasakl Mee-yah-sah-kco.
Kiushiii Kew-shew.
Tientsin Tnn-shinn.
New York Magistrate Wants Maidens
Given a Show.
Magistrate l.uko J, Connoiton of
Brooklyn has Just promulgated the
opinion from the bench that "Widows
Bhould not be admitted to dances to
tho exclusion of maidens and they
should not try to make a matrimonial
agency of a dance hall." Tho edict
was promulgated because the munic
ipal hall In which the St. Patrick's
day ball Is to be held Is too small to
accommodute all who have applied for
admission. The vote among the man
agers or the bull on the question of
the admission of widows wbb u tie.
and the final decision was left lo Mag'
Istrato Connorton, whose decree
stands as tho final decision, from
which there Is no appeal.
Bishop of London "Stumped."
The following tile, doubtless apo
cryphul. is told of the bishop of Lou
don. Having indulged that precious
pastime of asking any small boy or
girl in the audience to ask him a ques
tion. Dr. Ingram was met by the fol
lowing: "Please, sir, why did tho
ungels walk up and down Jacob's lad
der when" they had wings?" It Is sad
to record that even the bishop of lon
don was drlvon to make tho usual hu
miliating and miserable osqapo by ro
turning: "What little boy or girl
would like to answer this?"
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Woman Writer Points Out His Num
erous Shortcomings At That, He
Compares Very Favorably With tho
Beauty of Fifty Years Ago.
Tho handsome man Is a mistake,
according to an nggrlovod person who
feels herself qualified to Bpeak out in
meeting on this subJecL She has
been investigating him In various
rolos and declares that as a lover ho
Is unsatisfactory, as a huBband a fail
ure and bb a brother a nuisance Tho
flanceo of a good-looking man has to
pay dearly for her capturo of an
Adonis. She lives in n state of per
petual slego ngalnBt a host cf fair
rivals, nnd has to run tho gauntlet of
such remarks as: "I wonder what
that handsomo Mr. Jones can see In
that Enid Smith," and "Isn't it funny
now good looking men always marry
such plain wives?"
Her troubles nro all augmented
when sho becomes a young matron.
She has to stoically cnditro her hus
band's flirtations with other women
who will flatter him If she wilt not
nnd to sinllo amiably when Mrs. Rob
inson praiacB Jack and Muriel; "such
protty children; so like their father!"
Tist, but not least, sho muat skimp
her wardrobe, whllo her attractive
husband Bponds on his ties nnd socks
what the ugly man would havo con
centrated cheerfully on ills wife's fur
coat, says tho Philadelphia Inquirer.
As a brother tho handsome man Is
certainly not an unmixed blessing.
From tho first ?nomont ho opens his
"beautiful" eyes ho is the idol of an
ndorlng mother, who displays to his
moral shortcomings n more than boo
tie-like ohtusencBB. As he grows older
sho palliates his love for pleasure and
his disinclination for work by the
excuse: "Jack is so good-looking he
Is sure to marry an heiress If he goes
Into society."
The sister of the handsomo man is
only iiBkod to parties whero the host
ess dnro not ask him without her, and
sho Is ordered to be civil to all sorts
of people, who detest her, but udmlre
"Jack." Then tho handsome brother
is gonerally n woman's man, which
means that Jack will not bring men
friends homo to smoke and play ping
pong nnd fall in love with his sister
If the modern girl could hnvo her
choice In such a matter she would
plump unreservedly for a plain, good
natured, ordinary brother, who would
contentedly accept the back seat allot
ed by tho twentieth century women to
the "mere man,"
Troublesome though tho handBome
brother undoubtedly is, it Is probable
that, in splto ot all her protestations,
her royal highness, woman, will con
tlnuo to ndmiro and marry 1dm. The
handsome man of to-day certainly
compares favorably with tho "pnjtty"
man of fifty years ago. That popular
hero was narrow-chested, puny and
plnk-and-whlto, while black whiskers
Inevitably "adorned" his thin cheeks.
To-day tho hnndsome man Is stal
wart, well set up, and muscular, for
mere beauty of feature will count for
very little. He may not be Industri
ous, but he is wiso enough to play
football and golf, nnd is, by tho way,
almost as conceited of his prowess In
these directions ns of his classic nos
and chin and "beautiful" eyes.
hejJack Ketch Complained of Hfs
Small Salary.
The many executions taking place
thesb days would give tho lie to the
Htory, had it not already been con
tradicted, that the hangman suffers
poverty. But tho court of aldermen
really does possess tho record ot nn
appeal for increase of the hangman's
salary. Jack Ketch wroto that, as
executioner, ho could not get other
employment; that ho had to keep an
assistant, but that hangings were so
rare as to make it Impossible for him
to live. Ho must have compared his
own lot with that or tho French hang
man lu the palmy days of that official
beroro the guillotine killed his pro
fession. "Tho post is sacred here,"
wrote a diarist In Paris, "and ap
proaches the noblesse In tho right of
using a sword, nnd the priesthood in
being proscribed entry at all spec
tacles but that ot tho profession. It
blood unsullied can ennoble, then I
know of none so pure, for a French
hangman can marry none but a
French hangman's daughter." Far
different was it with the Ketches ot
old time, as tho following record
shows: "Executioner's fees, 7s. Cd.;
stripping the body, 4s. Cd.; use ot
shell, 2s. Cd." St. James Gazette.
Quite a Difference.
Tho Earl of Antrim whi recently
celebrated his fifty-third birthday, is
a resident Irish landlord and oue who
looks as closely to his affairs as
docs Iord Leicester. An aristocratic
acquaintance complained to him ono
day that he had seen him (Iord
Antrim) driving three cows along a
road, which he thought was an office
derogatory to one of his rank, etc,
"You are under a misapprehension,"
replied the lord ol Glenarm Castle; "It
was not three cows you saw me driv
ing, but two cows and a bull "
Imitation Fame.
aiy search for Fame (Hie youth thus
Hhs lii-fti In lines eeu-mtlonul
Aid yel. whatever couie I take,
SiK't'tM lias btwn probatlonal.
For Koine do not t all times lie,
I'e iouui. In mer publicity;
Nor U Fuecw fr nil who try
Some form f ocooutricUy.
Mv search for Fame (the youth so said)
I lax Rhen mo taly.
Kor thone who yearqli 1 see misled
By foolish Notoriety.
Brooklyn Kasls.