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I PIETRO'S DAUGHTER.
t By JOHN NELSON. 1
X Copyright, 1903. by Dully Story Publlfhlnc Company. X
IMctro was a familiar figure In tho
Planet editorial rooms, and the men,
tho old men, that la, had begun to look
upon him as something of n nuisance.
Tho now men. those Just out of college
and breaking In on llttlo assignments,
thought him an Interesting character
and often forgot tho city editor's In
junction "not to encourage the Dago."
Pletro was useful In his way, though,
for ho sometimes brought In" bits of
news from tho Italian quarter that
could bo worked up Into Sunday stor
ies, and when tho triple murder took
placo on Robert Btrcet two yeurs ago
It was Piotro who put Johnson, tho
pollco man, on to tho hiding placo of
tho murderer. It was a big beat for
tho planet and Johnson got his salary
raised and a compliment from tho
"old man" at the same time. Of course,
Johnson mado It all right with Pletro
and kept mum as to the source of his
Hut Plctro was beginning to bo a
bothor in the city room, coming In at
all hours of tho day and night with
somo piece of information about tho
advent of a new baby, or tho finding
of u wholo dress In tho rag barrel;
things In which tho Planet readers
wcro not atall Interested. In tho sutn
mor Piotro ground a hurdy-gurdy
nnd in winter kept n chestnut stand
Just around the corner from tho nowH
paper offices, and no reporter known
to tho Italian ever failed to stop, and
help himself when lie passed tho stand.
Pletro's hurdy-gurdy was an inhar
monious machlno that had long slnco
pasHcd Its prime, but he ground It
every day In pleasant weather and the
children In tho courts danced to its
Somo days Plctro was accompanied
by his daughter. Sho played the tam
bourine and collected tho pennies with
a busluc8s-l!ko air. She wasn't 'pretty,
except In her eyes and hair. They
wero Jet black and sparkled when she
moved or spoko. Sho seemed about
15 years old, but llko all Italian child
ren, dressed as though sho were 40.
Sho was childish In her manners, how
ever, and not altogether unattractive.
When sho began coming Into tho
Planet offlco with her father, even tho
city editor forgot to bo gruff, for there
wus something Instinctively gentle in
tho girl's manner of speaking. Her
mother was dead, Pletro had told us,
and the girl was his only companion.
Ho seemed to think a great deal of
her, and always smiled when one of
the men complimented her. Tho re
porters began to watch for her coming
and whenever a tambourine accom
paniment was heard to Pletro's hurdy
gurdy, at least one of uo would take
the trouble to go down stairs nnd give
tho couplo a coin. No ono ever knew
what tho girl did In winter while her
father attended his chestnut stand, and
in fact, no one over had occasion to
One day toward the end of summer
Pletro came In, smiling. Ho had some
news, ho said. Angelica, his daughter,
had a suitor; n certain Giacomo, who
owned a horse and wagon and did a
thriving business in the fruit line.
Plctro was enthusiastic about his fu
"Ho good man," ho said. "Maka
plenty do mon Gota do boss an
wagon, an' say ho taka mo In do biz'
witha hcem. Maka plenty do mon',
sella do bauan'. Angelica, she Ilka
hecra mucha. Dcy git marry. SI!"
Of course, tho staff Individually and
collectively, congratulated him on his
prospects, and Hill, the youngest man
.on tho force, who had picked up some
coarse Italian at his father's commis
sion house, added a phrase, which
3ceraod to jiloaso Pletro very much, but
which had an unpleasant sound to tho
rest of us. Tho delighted old man
promised to bring Giacomo in to see
us soon, and to fetch Angelica, too,
that sho might bo congratulated 'in
Truo to his promise, tho prospective
brldo and groom wcro brought in next
Piotro was a familiar figure in tho
Planet editorial rooms,
day by tho father, Just an tho men
wcro assembling for their afternoon
work, and tho congratulations wero
dono all over again. Giacomo was a
strapping, low-browed man, with a
rather sheepish smile. Ho spoke Eng
lish comparatively well, having boon
born In Amorlen, and tho son of af
fluent rag pickers, who had allowed
him to go to school as often as ho
wished for nearly two years. Angelica,
that aftornoon wore her brat clothes
and looked almost pretty. Pletro had
left his hurdy-gurdy (it home and woro
now gold rings In his eurs. They woro
imaking u gala day of It.
Hill felt himself called upon to do
. Jtho honors of thu ofllce, nnd as he was
only a "cub," tho fellows let him nlone.
Ho talked to Angelica In the language
ho thought, to bo Italian, and sho
must hnvo understood part of whnt ho
Bald, for sho blushed occasionally.
Olacomo understood, too, for ho
scowled onco or twice at some rather
pointed remark of HIII'h.
The trio mado tho visit short that
day, brt Angelica and Plctro camo
In often now to report tho progress of
tho courting. Tho marriage was not
to take place until tho music season
was over, and naturally, tho bans
would not bo published In tho llttlo
"wahsti - " ' llfiBHw
"Do man dead, too," said Pletro.
Italian church until Just before tho
wedding day. At each of tho visits
Hill, who never had much of import
ance to do, made himself ngrecablo to
the girl, and sho smiled sweetly upon
him. Giacomo sometimes accompanied
the party, and usually he had nothing
to say except to answer questions. Ho
seemed to dislike Hill, but was al
ways courteous, ns Is every Italian
who, If ho cuts your throat, will do
It politely. We chaffed Hill occasion
ally about tho girl, and told him to
watch out that the lover didn't sink a
stiletto Into him some day.
"It's good practice to talk to tho
girl," ho would say. "and as for Gia
como, a cigar will make him all right.
I know the class."
Summer finally passed into autumn
and the day camo for the bans to bo
published. Hill, with his knowledge of
"the class." had spent fifty cents on
a gaudy ornament for the girl nnd had
also supplied himself with somo big
cigars for Giacomo, and when they
camo In for their usual call, ho pre
sented the gifts with a speech in his
villainous Italian. Angelica received
hers with a pleasant smile and
a "Grazta, signor," and Giacomo took
his cigars in silence. Hill smiled and
said afterwards he'd bet he'd be called
upon to attend tho first christening in
tho new family.
On toward 11 o'clock that night,
when half tho forco was at work on
ovenlng copy, nnd tho copy readers
were swearing over some bad work,
Pletro camo up tho stairs and Into tho
room. His familiar, rather quick stop,
had given placo to n tired sort of
tramp, and ho looked unusually old
when ho came Into tho full light of tho
room. He walked straight over to tho
desk of tho city editor and stood with
his hat in his hands. Tho city editor
"Well, what Is It?" ho asked.
"Man kllla do girl," Bald tho Italian.
"Don on Rob' Btrect. Stlcka do knlfo
"All right," said tho city editor, "I'll
send Johnson down when ho comes
in," and adding a perfunctory "thank
you," he turned to his work again.
"Do man dead, too," said Pletro
after a moment's silence.
"That's all right. Run along now,
Pm busy." Tho city editor began to
frown, and Pletro turned away. As
ho passed Hill's desk ho laid a llttlo
package on It.
"Angelica sent It back," ho said,
simply, and then wont slowly down tho
stairs. Hill opened the packago and
found In It the llttlo ornament he had
given tho girl that afternoon. There
was a tiny red stain on It, but Hill was
too busy then to do moro than won
der. Tho next morning tho Planet had
on Its front pago a big scaro head llko
Jealous Italian Knifes His Sweetheart.
Father of tho Victim Slays tho As
sassin and Gives Himself Up!
All on Account of a Present.
Two days later Hill borrowed 5,
and the man who went to write up tho
funeral noticed a great bunch of
white roses on tho coffin.
German' lu England.
From ueorgo Paul Ernest, of tho Al
bany, Piccadilly, W., himself a German
naturalized In this country, wo havo
received an appeal, addressed to all
German residents In England, to assist
in putting an end to tho vile campaign
of calumny which Is being carried on
against the British army. "Now,"
writes Mr. Ernest, "1b an opportunity
for all GermnnB hero to show their
gratitude to England for all tho kind
ness and hospitality which they have
received while llyl"f In this country,
enjoying tho blessings of freo Institu
tions nnd all the advantages and priv
ileges that the country can offor to tho
born Briton. We wonder tho move
ment has been so long In appearing,
but German residents who aro willing
to help aro invited to send him their
namos and addresses to tho nbovo ad
dress. London Globe.
THE "SPECS" THAT FITTED.
Incident Thnt Cniitlncod an Old Farmer
111 llym yVvro CIoikI.
An old man, who has nearly attained
tho biblical limit of threescore and ten
years, was In a Wost Duluth drug storo
recently, endeavoring to And a pair of
spectacles to lit his eyes. Somehow,
tho old pnlr ho had worn for ten years
woro plnylug out or e.so his eyes
were. Ho couldn't account for It, but
It was getting hnrder for him to seo
comfortably with thorn every day, and
bo Anally decided that ho must .pur
chase a new pair.
He explained to tho clerk what ho
wanted, and then tho smnll stock car
ried was ransacked In nn effort to find
the right thing. It was n long Job.
Everything tried on blurred, tho ono
with strong magnifying power ns well
as that with piactlcally none
Tho clerk flnnlly gavo It up and ad
vised tho old gentleman to seo nn op
tician. Ho "allowed" So, too, but con
tinued to paw over tho glasses nnd try
them on In a hopeless sort of way,
while the clerk attended to something
Suddonly the latter was attracted to
tho customer by nn exclamation of sat
isfaction. "By gosh, I'vo got her!" ho
shouted, and tho clerk turned around
to seo tho old man with tho "spects"
on his nose, testing them on a newspa
per. It wns a frame only, both lenses hav
ing been taken out.
"I kin see bottcr'n I could ton yenrs
ago," continued the old fellow, cxult
Ingly, und Just thon he raised his hand
to tnko thorn off, and ho put his linger
through the holo where tho lens was
supposed to be.
His look of astonishment was a study
but tho result was thut ho decided his
second sight had arrived, and ho hasn't
worn a pair of "specs" since.
LAWTONS GREAT HEART.
Urate feoldlsr found Ilhnnelt Unnblo
tu Havo Man Ilanged.
Peter McQueen, a nowspupcr man
and Boston lecturer, who went
through tho Santiago campaign and
accompanied Generul lawton on his
last and fatal oxpedltlon against Santa
Cruz, tells a story which Illustrates
tho gentleness that characterized this
leader. In course of one of tho forced
marches mado at night a native guide
who was leading the Americans be
trayed them, und attempted to lead
them Into an ambush, from which
thoy escaped only through the vigi
lance and care of their commander,
'ino next morning tho treacherous
guide wns tried by a court mar
tial and sentenced to Immediate
execution. A priest was summoned,
and tho unhappy guide was told to
proparo for execution. As tho pricBt
was praying for tho condemned man
McQueen took his camera and, finding
a convenient place, got a picture. As
ho camo back he saw Gen. Lnwtou
watching. Going up to him ho apolo
gized for having ventured to take tho
plcturo of tho men without the gen
eral's permission, but explained that
ho had thought It was a good subject.
"McQueen," said tho general slow
ly, "that man is sentenced to death.
I'm the only man who can save him."
Ho paused, and his strong faco showed
tho stress of conflicting emotion.
"He imperiled tho lives of 3,000 men
and he ought to he hanged. But I
never havo killed a man lu cold blood
and can't do It now."
A few days Inter Oen. Lawton was
mortally wounded leading his men in
Women Ont on Stormy Dayi.
"Why will a woman como out such
a day as this?" asked a stout man
coming down town in ono of tho snow
covered, icicle-fretted elevated trains
tho day of tho heavy snow. No an
swer camo from the men hanging on
the straps, and tho old man continued,
as ho shifted in a vnin endeavor to
got tho steel point nf a woman's um
brella out of the small of his back.
"Women don't seem to havo any sense,
anyway. Now, If I was a woman and
not obliged to go out, do you suppose
I'd stir from the house in such weath
er? No, 8lreo." and ho retreated an
other inch before tho Meet umbrella
"I never saw the beat of It," he con
tinued In an injured tono to tho man
at his right. "Bargains, bargains, al
ways, forever and eternally hunting
bargains. Oh, certainly;" this to the
woman with the steel point in his ribs
nnd Bweotly bogging his pardon.
"Well, thoro's one gone," muttered
tho old man testily, as tho woman left
the car. "I'll bet If I had a daughter
sho would bo taught a thing or two."
New York Tribune.
A Trireme for the Coronation.
The Hev. E. Warro, tho head mas
ter of Eton, is an enthusiast on every
thing connected with ships and row
ing, and ho la especially Interested Jn
tho subject of ancient naval architec
ture. He 1b proposing to build a clas
sic ship, probably a trireme of tho
Punic or best Attlo period, and to
moor it in tho Thames opposite the
terrace of tho Houses of Parliament
during tho coronation weok. It would
seem moro nppropriuto tnat such a
vessel should take part in thu great
coronation naval review, and thus al
low Englishmen to compare a man-of-war
of ancient Greece with a mod
ern first clans battleship. fho trireme
would, of course, ho propolled by oars,
some thirty rowers on each side bolng
required. It will be Interesting to see
Dr. Wnrro's practical solution of the
problem of the trlrcmo and tho way In
which the men in the top tier ply thler
Long-nailed people are apt to be very
visionary, and hate to fuco dlsagr'eoablo
PROTEST OF THE FINNS.
Kefiuitl of n CoiiRrrK-ttlnn In Miten to
nit Obiioilnii Ituuliiii I.nw.
Mouy stories aro coming out to show
tho unrest prevailing in Finland In
consequence of the virtual abrogation
by the Russian government of the con
stitution giinrnnteelng the peculiar
rights and privileges of fho Grand
Duchy. The people, although nhirmcd
for their nntlonnl e.lstonco, aro care
fully refraining from any dlsoidors.
A protest In tho form of a petition
henrlng the signatures of 170,000 Fin
nish mon and women more than one
fifth of tho total population has been
sent to tho Cznr, who failed to pay
any atlontlon to It. The ministers In
muny parishes have refused to pro
claim the new conscription law from
their pulpits on account of Its uncon
stitutionality, und lu other parishes
tho reading of tho law litis been Inter
rupted by thu congregations.
A scene characteristic of tho tactics
of the Russian government nn well nn
of tho temper of tho people occurred
In a country church a few Sundays
ago. Tho regular parish minister hav
ing refused to rend tho obnoxious law,
although knowing that his refusal ex
posed him to dismissal nnd punish
ment, the authorities prevailed on an
other nnd less scrupulous clergyman
to do tho reading.
The moment tho stranger appenred
In tho pulpit, a venerable old member
of the congregation rose.
"Wo will not listen to anything that
Is Illegal," he announced. "That net
has been passed lu violation of tho law
of tho land."
Tho wholo congregation then rose In
a body and marched out singing Lu
ther's old hymn, "A Mighty Fortress Is
Prof. Henry Morton, president of tho
Stevens Institute of Technology lu
Hobokcn, onco had a church experi
ence with two studonts.
One Sunday a pair of Frcslimcn
wnndcred Into church, not knowing
that It wns President Morton's placo
They kept quiet nnd scorned properly
devout throughout until tho tltno the
collection box wns to Ira passed, whon
they say to their horror that Prof.
Morton himself wns passing tho box.
"Got any money?' 'said Paulsen to
"Quarter. You got any?"
Nearer and nearer came the collec
Finally, whon it was hut one pew
away, Damon Inglls rose to tho needs
of Pythian Paulsen.
"I'll stako you, old man that'll bo
all right; watch me," ho whispered,
and as tho box appeared before him
he mado sure to catch iho president's
eye. Up went tho quarter conspicu
ously between Damon's thumb and
forefinger; then he dropped it nnd,
with a sweep of his hand toward his
companion, he held up two fingers.
"Two," said Damon, and tho Profes
Clot ray for Bheeri Ills II o Killed.
A farmer named Snaw living In
Ornngo county owned n doj. and paid
tuxes on It. Ono night ho found his
dog had killed seven flno ewc3 and
was tearing awny at tho throat of an
other. Farmer Shaw shot the dog
dead. Then he put In n bill of fCO
against Ornngo county for the eight
sheep his dog hud killed. "It was my
dog that did It, I know," he admitted.
Then tho commissioners laughed at
him for expecting any pay for the
sheep that his own dog had killed.
"But," argued Shaw, "I had paid tax
to tho county on him, and If ho had
killed somo other fellow's sheep tho
county would have had to pay for
them, wouldn't It? Well, haven't I got
as many rights against holding a sheop
killing dog as my neighbors have? I
want them ?00."
Tho commissioners stopped laughing
and asked their counsel what It would
bo best to do, and ho said he guessed
Farmer Shaw had 'cm where the hair
was short and they hnd better pay,
and they did. Putnam County Repub
lican. How the I'hytlctnn Ilei-ame Known.
A west side physician has hit upon
a novel way of attracting attention to
his offlco and setting the tongues of
gossips awagglng. Recently ho had
his house a frame structure pnlnted
a most outlandish color. Thu shade
of tho paint on tho building proper Is
bad enough, but the oorder nnd the
color with which ho had tho veranda
decorated aro Infinitely worse.
Tho other day a neighboring drug
gist, referring to tho fact that pcoplo
were commenting on the appearance of
his houso, asked the doctor why he
had chosen so odd a color.
"Well,- you see," replied tho dlsclplo
of Esculaplus, "people will talk about
Dr. Blank, anyway, so I thought I
would give them something to talk
about." Milwaukee Sentinel.
The New Ilrltlih Stamp. "
The more familiar ono becomes with
the design of the new stamp, tho moro
contemptible it appears. Philatelists
are sangulno that It will bo altered bo
foro loug, and their wish is generally
shared by thoso who do not collect
stamps. To appreciate what can bo
dono In tho way of designs, oven whon
they are irnnltly photographic, ono has
only to oxamlno the Newfoundland se
ries. ThcBo include, for the various I
values, portraits of tho king, tho prlnco
and princess of Wnlos and Prlnco Ed
ward of York, und they aro nil artis
tically good. Wo might well loarn a
losson from tho colonics m this as In
somo other directions.
It Is not the burden but tho over
burden that kills the beast.
i A Lizards
Stories of pet iinlmnls which have
rendered sonic Important servlco to
their masters are not common. One Is
npt, however, to associate such nur
vlccs wloth creatures of a higher order
of Intelligence, nnd would hardly ex
pect n lizard to play thu part of moni
tor; but tho LelHiiro Hour describes
nn Interesting Incident of thnt kind
which hnppoued in Australia.
A gold-digger hud tamed a bright
eyed Australian lizard, which made his
headqunrters In tho minora' tent, nnd
wns an object of Interest and attention
on tho part of all tho men In camp.
On the march he made his homo lu
his master's serge blouse, running up
tho arm of the Iooho garmont, or round
tho full front nbovo tho tight waist
band, nn fancy took him. Whon tho
camp waj pitched for tho night, ho
employed himself by making the most
careful Inspection of tho Immediate
surroundings within nnd without the
tent He mado himself acquainted
with every stone, turf, stump or holo
within what he considered his domain,
ovontunlly retiring with tho sun, to
tho blanket on his master's bed, whero
ho Invariably slept.
On ono occasion ho became restless
during tho night, and" began to run
rapidly backward and forward over
his mnstor's face, making at tho same
tlino n low, spitting noise, llko thnt of
nn nngry cat. By this moans ho nt
length aroused tho sleeper, who
gently pushed him away several times,
speaking soothingly In tho hope of
quieting tho excited creature.
But tho lizard would not ho soothed;
OCEAN LOSING REPUTATION
Mariners Dofjinnintf to Dread tho Pacific as Much ns Atlantic. St
Tho Pnclflc ocean Is fust losing tho
reputation implied in tho name given
to It by Magellan, and which It owca
to tho placid appearanco of Its Biir
faco when he first saw It. Tho chungo
Is ono of the Inevitable results of tho
growth of commerce. Prior to tho dis
covery of gold In California compara
tively few vessels sailed over Its
waters. Thero were, thorcforo, few
casualties to report. In late years,
however, commcrco dins extended In
all directions. Tho ocean Ib filling
with ships, and tho disasters of tho
sea are multiplying proportionately.
Along tho California coast the ocean
Is placid enough to rotnln Its reputa
tion as pacific. StorniB aro raro. It
is not often that Its waters aro lashed
Into fury like thoso of tho Atlantic In
these latitudes. But along the Oregon,
Washington nnd British Columbian
and Alaskan coasts thero is llttlo If
any dlfforcnco between tho conditions
prevailing in tho Pacific from those
existing in the Atlantic ocean. Mari
ners now drend Capo Flattery, at tho
entrance to the Strait of Juan do Fuca,
almost if not quite as much as thoy
do Capo Hatterns, on the eastern coast.
Wrecks aro lining tho northwestern
const of tho continent as thoy do tho
northeastern shores of It.
As tho Pacific ocean Is gradually
X I Trtvve
The Forbidden La.nd
lers Loe-rn Llttlo of tho Wondorful Country of Tlbot
"Adventures In Tlbot," written by
William Carey and publlshod by the
United States Society of Christian En
deavor, 1b the latest work dealing with
tho most mysterious of nil lands. It
Is very Interesting and Instructive nnd
well illustrated with many photo
graphs. Mr. Carey himself spent many
months in Tlbot gathering Information.
Ho also describes the astonishing Jour
ney through tho country mado by Miss
Annie R. Taylor with nothing but na
tive servants. Sho pnssod within thrco
days of Lhasa, tho forbidden city, and
narrowly escaped with her life.
Tho lamas or monks rulo Tlbot, says
Mr. Carey. A hundred, or a thousand,
or even Ave thousand of them, may bo
horded together, If not oxactly tindor
ono roof, yet In ono great building,
whoso ramifications root themselves
llko a fortress lu tho rocks, 'and whose
walls and windows frown upon tho sur
Tho rest of tho timid Tibetans huddlo
Not many years ago whon ho was a
young lawyer, Congressman Watson
of Indiana, was ono of the attorneys
In a suit over a pig. Judye Goodrich,
subsequently chairman of tho Repub
lican state commltteo, wns on tho
other sldo, und tho case was boforo a
portly magistrate of the name of Rov
erdy Puckett, who was running as a
candidate for mayor of Winchester.
"Puckett," said Mr. Watson to him
ono afternoon, botore the case camo up
for trial, "I must win this suit. It I
don't I will flght you for mayor; I'll
flGht you to a llnlsh."
Goodrich also got tho magistrate's
car with a similar appeal and threat,
ho and Watson having arranged tho
mnttor between them to get somo fun
out of tho sltuntlou.
"Tho day boforo tho primary," says
Mr. Watson, In concluding tho story,
"Goodrich and I thought wo would go
Pot Tried to Save Its
Master from Deadly
Snake. r v
on tho contrary, having attracted at
tention, ho continued his rapid move
ments, until at length his master, con
vinced flint something wan wrong, got
up, struck a light, and looked around
the tent. The shnrp eyes of tho lizard
followed every movement with Intense
Nothing unusual could bo hocii, anl
the miner Iny down again. Ho was
scarcely nsloep, however, beforo tho
lizard waked him ngnln, and losing pa
tience, ho seized tho creature and In
tho darkness tosscil him from tho bed
across tho tent.
In his Involuntnry flight tho llttlo
animal struck tho tent-polo with con
htilerablo forco, and half of his tall was
broken off a mnttor of no very great
Importance to a lizard, pornnps, but
still n discouraging reward for n well
mennt warning. Nevertheless, tho
maimed little reptile returned to tho
bed, kopt closo to his master, and con
tinued restless and excited nil the rest
of tho night.
At daybreak, when tho tents were
struck, and tho bedding rolled up,
ready to ho placed on tho cart, tho
mystery was explnlnod. In tho ocruh
and fern thrown underneath tho bciU
ding, to keep It from the baro ground,
a hugo tiger snake with several young
ones was discovered.
Tho tiger snake Is of a kind much
feared by tho colonists, nnd, l.lca most
snnkes, litis a pronounced odor, which,
no doubt, nnd mauc tho lizard awnro
of Its presence. It had probably crept
Into tho tent after tho lizard had mado
its evening inspection of tho promises.
0 $$$$ $$$ $$$$
filling with tho whltc-wlngcd nnd
stcam-propollod agonts of commerce
tho .ratio of shipwrecks Is correspond
ingly rising. Perhaps thero havo been
moro wrcckB on tho Pacific const than
should havo been experienced it the
snmo precautions against disaster had
been ndoptod in the navigation of Pa
cific wators aa aro taken in tho Atlan
tic ocean. The Pacific has undoubted
ly been mndo tho graveyard of many
steam and sail vessels which wore
transferred to it from tho Atlantic
ocean because thoy wcro not consid
ered safe to keep in commission in
tho latter, under tho mistaken belief
that milder weather and smoother wa
ter wero to bo found here. Others have
been lost through the vicious practice
of overloading, the risk being taken
on account of tho samo error of
opinion regarding the placidity of
theso waters. Shipowners nro, how
over, fast learning, says the San Fran
cisco Chronicle, that rotten hulks and
over-loaded craft aro not nny moro
immuno from disaster hero than they
aro anywhero else. Tho growth of
commcrco and the Increasing perils of
navigation resulting from It demand
tho abandonment of both.
Collections of ecarf or Uo plus Is
one of tho fads of Now York men.
In huts nt the monastery gates, or till
tho soli and tend their flocks that the
lamas may live at easo. Deeper than
the roots of tho lamaseries sink Into
tho rocks has tho power of tho lamas
lodged in tho hearts of tho people.
Every family has nt least ono repre
sentative In tho cloisters. Often there
are two, and not seldom threo. It has
been reckoned that overy sixth person
of tho entlro population is either a
lama or a lama novitiate.
Tho only education I3 monkish; tho
only architecture that of tho temples
and monasteries, which scorn to grow
out of tho craggy heights on which
thoy nro perched; tho 0110 universal
und unceasing religious rito Is tho
twirling of a "pruyer wheol1' and the
mumbling of a meaningless sentence,
The lama holds the people In tho hol
low of his hand, and many forces meet
in that magnetic and masterful grip.
If you think you nro a martyr, don't
Inscrlbo It on your door plate.
around to Puckett'B offlco and ascer
tain how we stood. Ho was nbsont
when wo called, but his docket lay
wldo open on tho desk. Wo couldn't
help looking at It. There in tho'bold
est characters wo could wrlto wero
" 'Disagreed, by thunder.'
"Thero was no jury in ino case, but
that llttlo matter hadn c bothore'd
i:vll KfteoU of Wood Alcohol.
Wood alcohol is gaining an HI re-'
puto all its own. Dr. II. Moulton has
pointed out to the Amorican Medical
association that no other known sub
stance when swallowed eo uniformly
selects for attack tho optic norvo and
rotlna, and In thirty cases of poison
ing from it reported lu two or threo
years, fifteen have resulted In total
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