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HOW UNCLE SAM'S "BOYS
KIDNAPPED THE MEXICAN ARMY
H KVF.Il urn the ltlo
(ItnndeY A few. I've seen
It pretty mtiL'li from
UrownsvHIc to tlio Col
orado lino, lint I'm not
hankering to see it any
norn-nt least not where It milks the
end of Undo Hnm'n land.
"Yet thero was u time when tho ltlo
Grnnde was tho prettiest xtrt-mil I over
aw. And tho placet v. hero I Raw It last
nml welcomed It an I never before did a
river, wan Ihe plaeo where It'rt at Itti
worst, where It's lu;it-lr' ten months In
tho year, and Hooding the country tho
"It wan whllo I wan running an englno
on tho Mexican Control. That'll not a
hud Job now, and It wns better then.
You net your puy In gold, and you pay
your living In sliver, nml if ever a mun
ran novo money that In Ills chance. Thai's
what took me there, mid Ihe mime thing
tempted thd rent' of Urn boyn, for, with
tho exception of tho br.tkemen, nil tho
tnilii crown wero American ham. Tho
Mexican Is good In many iinya, but ho
Isn't up to running 1111 engine or punch
"It whs a good Job, nil right, but It
had IH drawbacks. One of these was the
trick tho Mexican government has of
locking up tho American pjit of
tho train crew whcitcicr them U
mi accident. If thry locked them
up when they u ro to blnmc, It
wouldn't be so bad; but down thero they
lock you up and then forgot about you,
lu the course of a year or two they may
remembor you, mid when they have nut
Hlled themselves that tho accident was
on accident, nnd not a placo of cold
blooded deviltry on your part, they let
ion go. Hut they don't apologize, and
you don't get pay for lost lime. Ho an
eriRlneer's Job Isn't pure Joy down In
"I didn't know uboul lhes drawbacks
when I took tho Job. Uut or.ee I had It, I
v.uan't going to bnck out, and brsldca, 1
figured on not having any accidents. For
a year It was all right. Then It hud to
1 1 mn. I wns riintiluy on the uoith di
vision of tho road, from Mouteeiima to
Pas) del Norte I I'm Juure now, Charley
llnliiniuu was my conductor nnd mil
Klklns wan firing. We had miido the run
to OJo Calient and were Just pulling out,
when Ilnbliuor Jerked the air-brake llko
mad. I knew wnniethlug was up, but 1
i'uld..'t see f I oiu my side of th rab.
I waati waiting to look, IIioukIi. and
tho way. I handled the old machine to
brlr,7 her to a atop was shameful. Just
Hi I nucMnJed, Klklns culled out from
the footboird. where he had awung him
ulf: " 'Too late, Dick. We've done It.
"I kiiaw what that meant. My llrat Idea
was to Jump and run. Uut where could I
run to? Wo wero a hundred mllea from
tho border, nnd I knew there was no
chance. There wasn't time to think
twice. In half a Jiffy a nwirm of police
nnd col Horn, who aro always about tho
ktatlor.K, ro lu tha cab and nit over tho
tender. Thv had Klklm nnd mo on tho
platfjim lu a tuluiire and looked ni
llipugh llvy wrro aroint: to rtioot' us at
once. Then another company or two of
soldier cinw up with Ilohluron. Mo tuld
mo how It was. A Mexican full of tequila
had mado a run for the train uh we pulled
out. I li tiled to Jump on the step, but
Ida Ik tingled up, mid he went under
th wheals btforo Itublnton could get to
"Wfi xp.-tcd to be lugged orf to Jail,
but n thing anted us for the time.
Thero u.i.t, t a rnm, Ojo Cullenle who
could tako tho train down. k tlio cap
tain commanding the Holders didn't Know
what to do. Dually. t Itoblnson'M aim
Ktlon. hn telegraphed for authority to
let us finish our run tindir a guurj 'of
mm. 'I hut aevnitd the, only way out of II,
and after the wire weie kept busy for
half an hour, the order tamo for us to
go ahead. Six uoldk-ra climbed Into tho
cab, and a.it. some on the tender and
aomo on Klkln's seal, with their guns
pointed unpleasantly at u.i as wo puld
out. A big batch wire scattered through
the train to keep watch of Kobhuou.
"I don't think the follows In the cab ,n.
Joyed their ride much, but I know Klklivi
mid 1, enjjyed It still less, instead of go
Ing homo at Hi end of the run. 'wo were
going to Jlill; nnd from what 1 knew 'of
Mexican jalla there would be no Joke about
It. especially whon It might be year b...
fore wa got a trial.
"It was a forty-minute run to Hun .lose,
tlm next station, nnd In ihosi forty ml.
Lies Bikini and I did some till tnlukltig.
" 'It's pretty tough to lake tlm machine
so cIojj to tho river and not bo ublo
to pet across,' yelled Hill, ni lie took a
i eat from shoveling coal. T.i in.il.ij a
m-. for '.t If llu re wi u chauc--. in; thee
ii no ahow. with these cuu.'j v,utchi:i:
like they arc'
"I lentw Cure was no show; once wo
had stopped in Paso d.l Norte, llut. some
how. ltllt'H words put un UU into my
head. When wn got to Sail Jose I climbed
down and made a blult at looking over the
engine. The atatlon agent was an Ameri
can, aa tnty were, then, all aloiu tho
line. hlle l wa-i pretciidlu-: U bik at
tho whoelj and to teat things ueneruliv.
1 slgnaletl o him and Itoblnsou to come
up. Whin they came, you would have
thought they were leading a revb w of tho
wliolo M.I.mii army, there were so many
l'gy-brecclicd soldlma tagging along.
Tlseni was one good thing for us about
those soldiers, though, and that was that
thny didn't save Hugllsh. Htlll I wasn't
taking any chances, and I kept on with
my bluff of looking over tue ei glne, until
ItgMuaon t-nd the iinont wondered whut I
" 'Something wrong with the old girl to
night,' I said dually, pointing in :tt the
"Lie agent bent down to look, but Hob
' Inson understood that something was up.
" 'What aro you driving at' he askod.
" 'Why, thsiaiMGmeihlnE wroiuj.' I said
again. 'Sits don't wont the way she usual
ly does, I hod a hard tlm making her
kIow down for tho station. Beoms to nit
as If she wants to run away.'
"Robinson and the 'Agent looked at me,
and I could sen that they wero beginning
'"What Is It; throttle or brakes,' asked
"Well. It'g kind of a combination of
both,' I Mid, 'It's hard to put on brakns,
and whsn they am on, the shoes don't
Mm to bit right, ,And the shut-off Is
working harder than sin. IVi almost
afraid shs'll run uway, I never had an
arla do It with me. but I'm feeling.
nomrhqw, ns If this one would. It would
not matter much, If tho switches wero
"I looked at tho agent, and I saw that
liu know what I was dilvlug al.
" 'Alight bo a good thing for somo people
If she did run away,' said Iloblmoti.
"'ies,' answered the ugent, 'and th
twitched will be light. They're all t'nlted
Htuten up the lino ain't tluy7"
" 'Kvery bleated one,' I said.
" 'Then I'd bet on the swltthes,' he on
fleered. "He dliln't waste any more tlm talkln?.
but went Into his den mid commenced
woikli.g tho telegraph key. 1 b.iw him at
It mi we pulled out.
"Uetween Han Jose and l'nso del Norte
thuro was only one atop, and that vran at
Haniulyiioo, thirty mllei from the river.
Wo were l.ilu bccuisa of the accident, nnd
1 was pimhlnc her along to pick up om
of tho loat time. The soldiers had got
a little morn used to tho motion of the
engine, nnd though they didn't like t
they weren't looking no scared when we
struck a curve. I felt better, too, because
there wni less danger of their gi.ns going
orr ny accident.
"I kept up my bluff that thero wns
Komethlng wrong with the engine, and
not ono of the iioldlern to ttlii me with
somo bogus ropalis. I till had heard what
I aald at Him Jom-, aul In- mi. When
wo got near Hnmalyuca I uud believe
that I couldn't shut off tam. I pulled at
tho throttle, but didn't nler.se the spring
catch and so, of coure, It wouldn't budge.
Then I called to n couple of aoldlers, nnd
they came and pulled, too, bit It didn't
do any good. Klnnlly I shit cir steam
ami. brought her up, but we ha I run by
the station and had to back In.
"'Did ahe run away with jou?' asked
tlio atatlon agent, as I climbed out or the
"He wus a bright ycunit fellow, and
there wua a look In Ills eyra that sho.Ved
in; he knew what was up,
"'Bin- pretty neaily did.' I amworj.t.
'I m afiald alio will, next lime.'
" 'She won't hit anything It ahe does,'
he replied. 'I caught a message to Hsu
Joso that nald tho track was clear.'
"'Thm I'm pretty sure the old gin
will get fractious when she gets near
the river,' I xald. 'Hue's United States
make, and ihe aeems to want to go to her
"Itoblnsou rime up and we talked, aul
he and KlkliiH grinned at each other.
" Tv llxed the air-brake,' he. sal I.
The si.ldliTH oau pull at It all day with
out maklog It work.'
'"Good boy.' I answered. 'If she dun't
run clear home It will be became alio
hlta something that stops her,'
"It It ttilrty miles from Hamalyuca to
1'ubo del Norte, and fiom the utatlon
the re It's another mlln to the station tn
Kl Paso, tud halt, way between the two
hUUgum In that make-believe river, the
"Tho running cud allows an hour s.-id
twenty inlnutcn to Paso del Norte, but wo
were behind time, and I slammed her
alriig. 1 was getting nntlo.n ns the time
came Tor putting tho scheme through. I
bfgati wondering what Ui .mldlers would
do whn th.-y found nut whit wai up;
whither they would let us run nway with
them, or whether they would get
oxcltod nnd shoot. Hut I decided to
lake- tlie chance, aryhow, and. to Jup
them occupied, 1 v.cnt at the old bluff of
Cell lug them to help me, with the engine.
Hill Joined In this game, and hooked tho
tin ral;o Into a ilng nt the back of iho
tinder, and got three of the soldleri to
pull on tho rake, i pretty nearly laugnel
when I saw what they weie doing. It
Hcimcd as though o llvo-yenr-ohl kid
would have known bolter. Hut tho Mo.il
(Mini teok It all seriously, and Ulll an I I
kPt them huw.
"They woi. ho occupied with their
monkey work that they didn't notice how
cloao w were to Paso dd Norte. I
did, though, and I looked ahead mighty
sharp to se that the track was dear.
I wan sure that It would be. as far as
the station. What worried ma wax
whether It would be from the station
to the t'nlted mates.
"Just before you get to the depot there
Is a curve lu the Hack. Aa we struck
that I let tho old girl out a bit. The
two soldiers that wero helping nic had
their heads below the cab window, and
the three who were pulling at Hlkln.V
lira rako bad their baika unt and
couldn't seo whole wo were. Hut tho
ollwr fellow, who was sitting nt Klklns'
aeat. caught night of the station ns It
Hoein'd to Jump out of the ground. He
Htve a yell lIUo a frightened coyote
und leaped at me. l ,Uii bold of the
throttle and milled her open another
notch. Then I pietended to be trying
to aliul her off. but wltli the name
trouble I b.id at Hamulyuca. railed
to the soldiers to help me, and they tug
ged hi they bad done before. This
lime they couldn't do anything, for 1
had Jammed n cold chisel at the bottom
of the lnver so that an elephant couldn't
h-ivo moved II.
"Hut the aoldlerj thought I was In
earnest lu trjl.ig to stop, and did their
bent to hp, I'iklna' men pulled at the
lire raka until tho sweat run down their
facts, and tnlns wotked as iliov ......
"It won all over In less time thai, i
could tell II. We were going a good forty.
IU miles an hour, and lu a kerond we
were past the alallon. The nervous per
splratlou wai running down my face
as I penred ahead, it was dark, and
all the lights I could see showed white.
Hut how would It be In the yards on the
other side of the river?"
"Then another fear came to m, Sup
pose w should hit a street car or a
carriage, as we raced through the town!
Tha law required us almost to creep from
Paao del Notto to Kl I'asoj If theie should
be an accident, now. I should be a muc
dewr. What was a short period of un
just conlluement to taking such a chauco
of kllllug Innocent penpls?
"In a second I kicked out the chls
which blocked the lever, and grabbed
tho throttle. As 1 did so tho engine
gave a lurch, and then came tho rumble
which told mo we were on th trestle
which led to the bridge and to tho United
States. We were saved lu spite of our
elves, "Th rest Is simple. When ws pulled
Into Kl Paso there was t crowd ot two
hundred railroad mn there to meet u.
The officer commanding the troops storm
ed and awore. but he could do nothing
else. He would havu liked to take its
back by force, but was Kiwerles, for
tho railroad men wero armed. He ap
pealed to tho police, but again could do
nothing, for the extradition laws contain
nothing to corr the kidnapping of the
"Whllo the ofllcer raged, lloblnson, Kl
klns and I wern taken In ehnrgi by the
railroad men. They took us lu the city
nnd kept us safe until the train for
the North pulled out. We went with It
and have never been buck. Hut wc
aro still on the blacklist of the Mexican
government, ami tjint's why I don't care
to sco the nio Grande n gain." Frederic
r. Thompson, In I.ns Angeles Times.
Ht.MAMTV i:MI.KNT IIOMAI.
A national organization has no reason
for existence beyond the strvlce It renders
tho citizens nnd tho rest of the world.
The only nacietl thing In social Interaction
Is tho well-being of living man nil tt
Is Instrumental. And whatever Interferes
therewith may rightly bo set aside In the
Intel em of humanity nnd In the name of
humanity's eminent domain.
In any Interference, then, with a lower
race by n higher, or tilth a weak and
worthless government by a strong and
'flic I out one, tho only thlnir of Inalienable
sacroducss la (ho well-being of all con
cerned. They ure not to be plundered or
opprc4aed; but their tribal or government
al older may be dealt with in any way
necessary to secuie the progress of hu
manity. A multitude of governments lu
Asia nnd Africa might be broken up and
annihilated to the great advantage of
their subjects nnd of the test of the
If an Individual had a world to him
self he might claim a right to be 1st
alone. Similarly with u national group.
Hut ns the Individual cannot live to him
self In the community, so utso lit na
tional group cannot live to ItMlf In the
world. The world neighborhood Is grow
ing smaller eviry .lear; and the law for
the abatement of nuisances which ob
tains among individuals must sooner or
later be extended to community groupi.
The time Ii fnst coming when any tribe
or n.i lion which mnlntnlns or becomes a
nuisance In the world neighborhood will
bo forcibly abated In the name of nil
inanity's emlurnt domain.
Furthermore, and for the same reason.
the lower forms of human society
will have to glie place to the
hUher and more fnclnt. The op
imrtiinltles ot the eailh are for
those who will best use them lu the
unfolding of Hie best and most efficient
typo of humanity. Whatever types or
peoples stand In the way of ibis use of
the earth will finally be ael aside. They
must be trauafouueii or perish. This Is
simply the survival of the (litest lu tho
human realm, tho transference of tho
piiiiclple of eminent domain from hull
dlduals to peoples, or from governments
We think that no one cognisant of the
trend and driving forces of history will
iiueslloii that this Is tho result towaid
which wc aio muvlug. And it is not to
bo regretted. It ini.ins that the power
at work on hlatory Ii bent on eliminating
tho unlit and tncffecllve. To him that
hath shall bo given, but from him that
hath not shall be taken away that which
he hath. The only thing to be tegrettet)
la that onlng to the crude and uuJevel
oped moial nature vcn of the highest
races this work will often mid largely be
done In hard mid wicked ways and un
der the Inlluciii'o of Heltlshness, greed, ra
cial antipathies, ami the native pugnacity
of man. Hut fiom whatever motives, the
work Mill be done, und should be done.
Tor liifcluucr, our deallugi with the In
dians may have Invoked a full "century
ot dishonor." but oven If the acttlera nnd
their ilcHcendanta had Ik en saints, they
should have taken posseaalou of tho
continent In the name of humanity It
self. A handful of savages could have
no right tn hold a continent for savagery;
und they were lightly compelled to yield
It to civilization. Tho work might have
been done In biltir and more honorable
v.'ajs, but the woik hud to be done.
Which reilectlous admit of extended ap
nil mb Fuel..
The ctenstou of the oil fleldx lu tho
United Klates promises to lead to mote
extensive e.perltuents In the use of oil
foi fin. I. It In used now for fuel lu Uiih
sia to mi extent unknown lu the United
Stales, and Ha use In that country for
s.irh purposes Is being rapidly extended.
Oh la found at existing prices much
cheaper fuel In Pennsylvania than roal.
Ihe larger vessels plying on the
southern re;. dies of the Volga have dls
raided all other fuel for oil ostatkl, or
residue, aa It is called. These steameis
of the Kastern and other large com
pi.ules on the Caspian sea, although
constructed with ordinary coal-burning
fliruacis, have had them adapted to tits
use of oil. The London "Times'1 says
that oil as furl has become a matter of
course with Caspian and Volga ship
owners, and that exhaustive experiment!!
made by the Husstau Steam Navigation
company have been the most gratifying
results. Cost for coat, the experiments
hain loiiLlitslvely demonstrated the ad
vantage of oil fuel over coal, the cost of
oil per mile tunning at only one. third
that of coal. In the -matter of claanll
nen, which means Increased comfort,
there was a great advantage In favor of
oil. The engineers reported that In
the use of oil there was Increaaed facil
ity obtainable In the regulation of the
heat over the whole heating in 'face,
comparative vase of manipulation ot
the fuel Itself under steam prtsture and
a tuning of labor and waste In the stoke
hold. The Itusslau government Is now
experimenting with oil on some of Us
K-cperlment with all as fuel la be
ing made lu Texas. A large pliuler In
Colorado county Is putting up a mill
with a capacity of burning 1,000 barrels
ot oil a day. lie says that It la oue
lhlrd cheaper than roal, Hawaiian
planters are conducting an Inquiry into
the nutter. The Market Htieet Hallway
company ot Sun Fi and sco, which con
trols the trolley lines lu tlwl city, Is
preparing to use oil instead of roal at Uh
works. If the use or oil as fuel be
comee In nny sense general It may have
an luflueuco on the price of coal, iTnlvh
would by no moans be a calamity.
Cheaper fuel would be a great ndvatt
tago to manufuctvreiH nnd to the public
lu general, provided It did not result In
a reduction of thv wages of the coal
miners. Uut the use ot oil as fuel would
not cause a reduction of wjk. and If
cheaper than coal It would b a great
public bencllt.-l'hlUdelpnU Piess.
Tiutli In the conformity ot expression
to thought. The expression or truth la
He was down In the books as Jnnttor of
the Maynard building. In reality he wa
Pro. Morton's trusty. To be sure, be
dUclurged tho functions of carclaktr In
a most exemplary manner, but whenever
he sought the ptofessor's laboratory on
tho top floor of .Maynard. his whr.le bear
ing changed, Ilo beenmo another being,
whoso sole nlm was to servo the Idol ot
his eye. If Morton said. "Aurilltu, do
this," or "Aurellus, kindly get ni that,"
away went Ann litis na If his life depend
ed upon it. As Janitor, UN manner Hcemul
lo say, "It's tremendously boring, but one
must make his a.llt." As Morton's trusty
there was that about the mnn'a appear
anco which syld. "it dooin't matter It
I don't get tt tent for this, it la my
' Ha w.t3 mlddb-agrd, sloop-shouldered
nnd n trllle bow-legged. Ills head was
crowned with a shock of rid hair, Btrnnge
ly coutraitlnj; with the w.imiy bl.io of his
eyes. Hli name Iickhii brniely with
Marcus Aurelliin, and iiided lather lim
ply In McfJonlgle.
To Morton, the ''lf-.tppolntmcnt of
Marcus Aurollua im his truity wui lit no
wise displeasing. He scarcely know when
It began. Indeed, It Imd bei u ad gradual
a development Unit It was Impossible to
tell where the obliging Janitor ceased and
the willing trusty commenced.
"None of your" assistants with degrees
for inc." Morton was wont to n.iy. "dive
me Aurellus. He doesn't nsk uneMtlniis.
or make suggeallous, or gossip all over
the campus lie la worth ten ordinary
men, and he uhall draw a salary from the
corporation for It vet Mark my words."
It was this Implicit obcdletico and his
habit of being close-mouthed that made
Aurellus valuable. When ono Is conduct
ing some dtllcale experiment, the results
of which are to send n ntlr through the
scientific world, he Is loth to have the
news of It nbroed until the aald icsulla
have been obtained. Moreover, a man
who will do Just as you say has hli
rrerlls, for It often requires nerve to stir
certain tiltioarn compounds which aro In
the process of formulation, and Marcus
Aurellus would havj blown himself to
atoms had Morton but given the word.
"And aie ye sayln' I 'd a gone through
Ihe roof If the tlmpernture 'd gone live lie
grays higher?" sild Aurellus one after
noon. "Glory be. It 's inrsllf thut train
rotlilu' be token of knoivln' nothln'."
It haprened that Motion was young
enough and Imaginative enough to venture
Into flilda nt which older and harder
beads scoffed, and In coliseum nee ot thla
he had several times sent a stir ihro'igh
the scientific world. Hut he at las'. Ic
came engrossed hi a problem which
dwarf-d all Hie others. It he wero sue
ci refill, he would rank uiuoug the great
est sclsntisth of the age. and tho eyes of
the civilised world would bo turnod lo
Harnard college, at which ho held a pro
fessorship. Morton had hinted as much
to President Newman, und the proaldent,
who believed In young men, nnd had everj
faith lu Morton, had nttrclufcid a new coat
and a silk hat. When the iyes of tho
world sought Manurd college they must
not find the head ot the cnrpurallon until
ing. So through the bl.ak days of late winter
and the pleasant days of eaily spring,
Prof. Morton and Marcus Aurrllus Jlc
(ionlgle stayed much In the little labora
tory at the top of Maynard, whero there
were many fiieer-.sliaped reloits and lu
numerable flask nnd tubes, where bright
colored liquids boiled and bubbled, and
strange smells pervaded the place.
"lt'a fame v'll be hailn' this lime,
sure," Aurellus often reiterated. "I'm
shmellln' ill lu the nlr."
Whereat Morton would laugh and tell
his trusty that If such weie the case, the
corporation should appoint him asilatant
and give him a snug salary.
One morning In April Morion was culled
to New York. This v. mild necessitate his
absence over night. At 10;:w lie came Into
Maynard nnd lu the- lower hall encoun
tered McOnnlgle. who being newly come
from the boilers, was covered with ashes.
"I'm goliw to New Vork to-day. Aure
llus," said he, "and I'll have to leave
things to you. The big retort Is the only
thing that will need attention. I'll have
a look at It before I Icuio and put a note
on the desk telling you what to do. Oh.
by the way, the formulas of last week are
In tho desk, and I.andets will come round
to take them to the cafe deposit vaults.
I'll feel better If they are there, you
know, 1'nlock the laboratory for him
when he comes. Till you or, no I'll lit
him have my keys. Rood by, Aurellus."
"I'll be doln' Just as you say In the note,
or," said Aurellus.
"I haven't a doubt of that." said Mor
ton. "Heller go up about five." All right,
sor," said Aurellus, and went luck to tlio
It was precisely 5 o'clock when, with a
feeling of nervousness, yet not without a
certain sense of responsibility, he un
locked the, door of the laboratory. Ik
went over to the desk by the window.
The note was not there. He rummaRed
about among a few loose papers -no
note; nor was II in the waste basket.
With perspiration starting from his fore
head he searched high and low. Still tho
rote did not appear. He went over to
lie big retort. An alcohol flame in a
guard burned beneath it, and within he
could hear the liquid boiling merrily, and
the steady drlp-drlp as the drops fell Into
the flask from the condenser.
Kor one awful moment tho world
seemed to stop. The next, Aurellus hud
locked tile door, and was speeding across
the campus to the president's house.
"I'm wautln' to see Prlsldlnt Newman."
be said to the servant who opened the
"He's In his sludy. but" she began.
Aurellus flew up the stairs and buret
unceremoniously Into the sludy.
"Mr. McUonlgle," began the president
lu mild surprise.
"Bure," gasped Aurellus, "he's gone
Prltlssor Morton', and he said he'd be
Uvln' me a note telllu' me what to do
with the the luplrlment, and he hasn't."
"Indeed," said the president with a per
"No, ha old tint," resumed Aurellus.
"Did he tell ycrsllt about tit?"
"Not a word," said the president, while
tee frown deepened. Ho knew the trust
Morton placed In McClonlgle, and he be
gan to be alarmed. If through this mis
chance the experiment failed, the eyes or
the civilised world would not be turned to
"O hlvlnai-hlvlns-" walled Aurellus,
"what's to be done?" Then he took a
udden stride which brought him close to
the president's desk.
"It's. Landers!" he said. "He took the
papers lo the vaults. He took that, too
"We must Interilew Landers," sold tho
president, and ho rang the telephone.
"Hoil be hero lu n few moments," said
he, nfter a row words Into the 'phone.
"Let us not be unduly alarmed, Mr. Mc
Uonlgle." "AlarnuilV" sld Aurellus, "alarmed, Is
tit? It's ruined we are! Ilesldes," ho
went on, forgetting momentarily that ho
was In the august presence of the head
of tho corporation, "tho darm thing may
bust nnd blow old Maynard lo hindcrn.
It's himslir nays tn me wan day when wo
wns maklu' the funny graue stuff, 'Cray
litis,' says he, if Ihe ilmpraturo'd gone
up live tb-grays, we'd a had an Ixptoshuu
that 'lid a ratlled the hinges o' ' ex
cuse he. hoi. Thltn want his exact words,
but It's what he meant be me way o'
A moment latci Landers nrrlved.
"Did ou lake ! if. Muitou's popem lo
the safu deposit wiulls?'! asked Ihe presl
drnt. "I did." said he.
"And what Kind were they?" put In
"A bundle of foolscap and an envelope
"Thiifa the wan," Mild Aurellus. "H.iv
lu' your prlMnc. sor, wo must Kel them."
"ihe vaults are piobnbly closed," said
"Vi can li y," said Aurellus. "mid there
Is our chance," he added, for glancing
through Ihe wlndcw he saw a. cab creep
Ho It happened that a red head was
thrust from a window of the president's
study and a hoarse olro yelled across the
"III, there! Jimmy Jimmy Doolln,"
nnd ns the cabman turned lu his seat,
"drive yer hearse and that bag o' bones
yo'vo hitched to ut to the door, quick,
Th president and Auirllua entered the
"hearse," nnd the "bog o' bones" was
whipped Into n movement akin lo a sham
bin and a lurch, while Aurelliin yelled
thiough the door: "Drive to the 'Colo
nial Trust.' Jimmy Doollu, as fast as the
Lordil let ye."
Tho Journey dov.n town was fraught
with ionsMr.ible tcuMon. President New
linn sat buck on tnc frayed cushion with
an air of forced cal-n. Aurellus fidgeted
uboul mid every few minutes stuck his
head out of the windows, and with nltor
natc threats ni cajoling exhorted Jim
my Doolln "to Ret some spade into the
Whn they reached the building of the
f'olonl.il Tiual and Safe IH posit company
Aurellus spiaug fiom thu cab and dashed
up the steps.
"It a locked," the president hoard his
"We must find some of the directors,"
said the latter.
"Th re's Mason at lit tnc ace 17 Grcn
wnld live line."
"Sliinteen Orenwald avenue," Aurellua
yelled to the eabiiMn ns be came down
tho ateps, "and may yet rot lu purgatory
it ye don't git a move on."
They found Mason nt home, nnd the
president entered the house with Aurellus
follow line closely. In na few words as
po,slble the pualdent Hinted tho object
of their call.
"I fenr that Ik no chance nt gottlns It."
said Mason. "Tho vaults are closed, and
I (sides thero Is a time-lock on overv tine.
Tho locks are set for S:'M to-morrow
"We mtiHt obtain It somehow." .snld tho
r.rcMdint. "A great deal depends upon
"And old Mnynmd aven now mnybe go-
in iiivmwnritK a thousand bilcks a min
ute." groaned MtUonlgle.
"The only chance would be to blow that
tirr of vaults," said Mason with an air
"Illow Vm, thin." raid Aurellcs.
".Mr. MrGonigle secma to have solved
the question," wild the prehldent.
"Hut It can't be done on my uuthnrlty."
-Mason argued, "and 't would be a tromen
"It Is pat n question of expense, now."
said tin, president with dignity. "The cor
poration Mill settle your demands what
eier they may be."
"The directors and i fflclals would hnvo
to bo cniisultt.il," Raid Mason.
"Telephone them," said the president.
"We must have that paper at any coat."
Thus It enme about that six olllclnla or
the Colonial Trust and Safo Deposit com
pany convened at the Colonial Trust
building, and tbet with them camp, two
tafe expirta, the president of liurnard
college nd Marcus Aurcllim MoGonlfjie.
At "Sin that evening there was a dull
boom lu the vauliroom, ami shoitly after
wards the bolts of No. 7 wore shot. A
handful of papers were taken out, -ind as
they came to light, the watery blue nye
of A -in Una Ml o-i mi oblong envilope.
"Thnt'a tho wan," lis yelled and
Miatchrd It from Muaon'a hand. Across
the face wa.i the single wotd "Aurellus."
Willi trembling hands he silt the en
velope, nhlle Pre-Jdent Ncwnun and tho
officials crowded close about him. And
this Is what they read In Ihe dim light of
"Kverythlng o. IC.. Auielius. Jnm let It
"Humph!" Mason grunted.
"flood Lord!" tald President Newman.
"The devil!" exclaimed Marcus Aurellus
Mcnonlgle.-Aithur K. F. Smith. In Hus
Xw Bntldluim Surprised Mini.
U S. Fuller of llouton, a relative ot
the lute George A. Kullor, head of tpi
linn or buildeia of the same nuinti, gala
recently thai the erection of atjel
flame akyscrapeta In this tity la away
lu tho lead or building In Chicago, Mr,
Fuller Is now staying at tho Waldorf.
He formerly lived in Chicago. "Tho
cope of this kind or work hem la mar.
veloim," he continued. "vVhole block
are bclnjr torn down to make way for
n-.oie modern cunsli notions. Then, too,
I lmve ceen gangs, or men pulling down
a dozen pilvare house, to make way for
one apartment House. Thin appears n
common occurrence. Tho city la being
transformed. No ono can appreciate
the Cuct better than ur outsider who
comes here at different Intervals.''
New York Tribune,
Purl I tied.
Mm. HalteiBon I'm going to meet
my husband at 1 o'clock to select some
decorations for the drawing room.
Mrsj. Olatterson "What do you w.tnt
him wltli you for?
"Well, In case they don't turn out
Irlclit I can say ft Is his fault."-.Lire.
Joes Jn looses.
A Pietly Way to Strve Cnams and Shtrbett
Thity Will Tath Bttttr If Eaten From
tht HeartofaFoseThe let and tho Roto
Petals Must Match In Color.
IIOHTKBS need not wholly de
pend on the caterer for at
tractive devices In the pre
serving of food, especially
creams and sherbets. A llttlo
Ingenuity and deftness or
hand sometimes go a great ways. There
la no prettier or more urtlstlc way of
serving Ices than In hnme-mndo shells lu
tho form of roses American lleautles
preferably, although those of different
colors are scarcely lesa attractive, and
for a largo entertainment lend variety of
Tho making of the paper shell Is a very
simple mutter. Seleet n thln-cdged drink
ing glusa, having an opening about a
large as the circle, Fig. 1. Cut out or
heavy unruled writing paper n circular
piece about half nn Inch larger than the
opening lu the glass, and mold the shell
oi er the top us shown In Fig. 2. This Is
very easily done by having n round piece
of thick cardboard the slzc'ot tlm open
lug, putting the palm ot the liand over
tlio glass and pressing the cardboard
down whllo you mold the edges of the
paper with your thumb nnd Unger.s. Hy
turning the glass with your other hand,
backward and forward, you can vry
easily press the paper lntc the required
Let the glass net on the bottom with
tho paper shell covering. It, cut a quantity
of ioso leaves, llko Fig. a, out of crepi
or plain tissue paper of thu desired color,
and with a little flour paste and a umall
brush touch tho lower edges of tho rose
petals and ntlck them on the paper shell,
putting the first row around the edge
and the second around the bottom of the
It Is n good plan lo have several drink
ing glassca, and while the puper shell Is
drying on one, to mold a new one on an
other glass. Hy doing this tho shells re
tain their shapo better and you can pro
gress more rnpldly with the work.
When the petals have dried flufilclently
to hold tight lo the paper shell they can
be slightly curled by running thorn be
tween a knire blade mid your thumb, un
til they take on quite a miturul appear
twice (Fig. 1)
To further carry out the pretty conerlt
that one Is eating cream from tho heart
of a roie, a spray or natural roso leaves
may bo laid on tho plate and tho rose
set amidst the leaves, or H these nro not
obtainable, artltlcial leaves of green
crepe aper may be used with artistic ef
fect. If the cream be delicately tluvond
with rose, the conceit la all the more
Klther white or pink cream U pretty Ijf
white or pink roses, while lemon en am
or lemon nnd orange sherbet may bo used
with good effect tn yellow rosea.
These shells should be lined with cou
rt ctlouem oiled paper. Cut out n clr
cJlar piece u little larger than that usrd
for the shell, mold It also over the drink
ing glass, und It will fit veiy neatly with
These linings can bo r.i3lly lifted out
of tho shells after the cream haa been
nerved In them nnd freali llnlni;s put In,
so that the rosea can bo tiaed for several
When cream is to be solved lu there
shells It should bo made quite hard, and
taken out In little pyramids, by using
molds audi ns are used by confectioners.
If these cannot be hod. two large spoon
fuls of cream pressed together will make
n very nlcq looking pyramid.
lecrt thus eiried becomo u pleasure lr
tho eyo an well na to the palate.
If. !. Wood.
Srcrolnrr l.onie a Freh-.lr 1'lend.
Secretary Long has returned in his desk
In Washington. The weatlcr has chang
ed Klni-o he went away, und he la now
able to Indulgo his paaslan for fresh nlr
without fear or worrying his visitors.
During the winter Mr. Long's love for
oxygen was mode manifest In the openlns
of all the grtat windows In bis office,
and on the coldest days roaring galea
swept through without siomhig to Incon
venience tho genial little secretary, elnd
In a light and airy suit. He sat tn this
frigid atmosphere a!l day. Five minutes
of It wan usually enough for alt but thu
most hnrdy of his visitors, and they re
treated with chitttilng teeth nnd bine
noses, to let Mr. Long gy oo jrlth (lis
work, drinking In huge drafts of winter
One partlculirly ccd day som,e ae vii
Itora entered Just aa Mr. Long was lein
lug for tho day. and caught him nn his
way out through his private aecrrliiry'
room. This room was aa comfortable as
any room could bo on such n day. f"r
every window wn3 tightly shut, though
tho wind managed to amok lit through
tho crucka. It howled against the win
dow paneu. and wns nt that moment
eluieklng through Sir. Long's owr tin
tenanted loom, as It had been all fay.
Mr. leyng Hiked far n few minuter .but
felt uncomfortable without knowing wh.
At laat the reason struok him. Rtepplo
to the big window, he pulled It all
the way up, and resumed his t-onvi mil
lion with calm sothracllon. in sbonl two
minutes Ids vlslloro, pulling up thlr to.it
collars, hastily excused themselvis.r Ml.
Long looked surprised, for he was' Just
getting warmed up to ha subject. If
prolwbly doea not know ,tu Ihls flay whi
ttle conversation terminated so abruptly
New Vork Time.
There la a new science, whose nine it
"kumatology," and whose scope is ih
atudy of nit th? waves and wsve-ntiui-tures
of the earth. The muh l.l,t, i.Ti
which It Is built-Is that from the higher
limits or the atmosphere to thw l;!;n r
gore or tho earth waves run ihnni&h Hi
entire field of geography. Mouptaln'Ml'ji
are earth waves-the clouds are tten but
the wavca of tho nlr mado vlalblern1 all
around and about the earth, wherevir
sought, aro to be round other waves,
gpverncd by Uwa that are mostly un
known, and that awaltmair? 'careful
study before their natim? will be r.
vealed. A vast, a deep and nn absorb
ingly Interesting sclenco la this "kutn.i
tology;" yet It Is to a great extent mado
up by the observation of tho common
place. Opportunity ror studying It
al.iund on every hand) a mun', lrtlui-i
would bo required to aolve th aeerels
of all the wavca that await the H?it of
knowledge, Pearson's Magat'ne,
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