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VOLUME XXVL-NUMBER 38.
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WHOLE NUMBER 1,338. :fM
HEW YEAR'S DAY IN THE OHIEflT g
H A Hcillriny
Anions; tier Mnlajn.
My Malay syce came ilose up to
llie veranda and louchcd his brown
forehead with the liack or Ills open
"Tti.-in" (I.ordi' i;ivc got oil for har
ness, two one-half cents: black oil for
vuclah's iJioiypi feet, three cents; oil.
i'i:i w ono-half for bits; oil. seven
t-Vuls l"c r eivtah 'carriage.) Fourteen
I put my hand into ilu- pockets of
:uy white due!, jacket and dtew out a
roll of big llornco coppers.
The -yce ounied out the desired
ninouut. ::id handed back what was
lefr through the l:i!iiii chicks or
curtains" that reduced the blinding
glare of the sun to a soft, translucent
gray. ! eloMd my eyes and stretched
'bavst in my long chair, wondering
Vaguely at the oc.-a.sinn that called
tor such an ullaj of oils, when L
iseard oiic more the tiiii-: insNteft
'Titan!" 1 opened lay eyes.
"Not cot vd. white, blue lihhou for
"Kinlah chiikHpI" ("Stop talking!! I
-nnin:i"i.!ed. augiily. The sychc
shrugged his hare sln-nldeis and gnw
a hitch iis c:tO'i sarong.
"Tuan. to-morrow Now Year's day.
Teat), nif'n ilady diive to I!jtlanndc.
tNsvrruor gciicinl. all white num.-, aiid
n;nts ;.)eiv. Tiian
tedah hial: icniriago
syce liny ribbons";"
'Ys." I nnswci cd.
-ef of (he clipper,
cri'c jiir tw.r aim."
tocMng .him the
'i a iv.w
I had loruciiten (
it v.-;i.s the ::ist c.f
sjLcho tccuc-h'cl his hand
IikhI and .-i Jii:i :tit-cl
Thiougli the cpace if the proiectiu
hie-To I e.iighr a glimpse of my Maj
lay kelmn. or gnrden-r. squalling on
his bar-- feet, with his bare kt:es
diawn U) under his aimpiis. hacking
, with a heavy knife at the short grass.
The UKittled cmtcins. tiie yellow iill-i-mauda
and pink liihi-cUf- liuke-. the
i lump cif Kuc-harist lilies, the areat.
trailinu niasss of orchids that hmic
anion? the nvl Ih.weis cif the stately
Ilaiiihcyan: tree hv the green hedge
joined to make me foigit tiie m'Slwin-
er date on the c-aliiidar. I'he linn
weitced. hi my half di cam. .Inly in
. Vew York or August in Washington.
Ah Minp:. the "-i," in Hotting
pantalets and si idly-Marched blouse
cjime silently along the wide veranda,
with a cap of tea and a plate c.f
opened uiaiigc.sicci. I roused m.Kclf.
and the dreams of sleigh bells and !-.
"on window panes, that h.id been dit
ting thiough my mind at the ilrst
meniion of New Year'.- day by Hie
Aii Mmga. too. mentioned
placed the cck1. pellucid globes
tue: "To-mollow New Year
fin rhristmas day Ah Minga had
presented the mistress with the gilded
counterfeit presentment of a Jess.
The servants, oue and all. from Jim.
ihe etiokee. to. the wretched Kling
nhnbie (washniaid had brought some
little remembrance of their Christian
master's -gieat holiday.
In inspecting our custom- they had
1akeu occasion to establish one of
their own. They had adopted New
Year's day as the day when their
masters should return their presents
and good will in solid cash
-Ar midnight we were awakened by
n regular Fourth of July pandemoni
um. "'Whistles from the factories, sal
ves from Fort Canning. Itells from the
churches. Chinese tom-toms. Malay
horns rent the air from that hour un
til dawn with all the discords of the
ni'iont and a few from Kurope. By
daylight the thousands of natives
from all quarters of the peninsula and
neighboring islauds had gathered
along the broad ocean Esplanade in
front of the Cricket Club house, to
take part in or watch the native
" snorts by land a 'id sea.
The inevitable Chinaman was there.
the Kling. the Madrasman. the Sikh,
the Arab, fhe Jew. the Chitty or Indi
an money-lender, they were all there.
liliUJy times multiplied. mi''ons.-iously
"furnishing a background or extraor
dinary variety and picturesqueness.
At in o'clock we. the favored repre
sentatives of the Anglo-Saxon race,
took our place on the great veranda of
ihe Cricket club, aud gave the signal
that we owuhl condescend to be
.amused for ten hours. Then the show
commenced. There were not over two
hundred of us white people to repre
sent law aud civilization amid the
teeming native population.
In the center of the beautiful espla
nade or play ground roue the heroic
statute of Sir Stamford Baffles, ihe
English governor who made Singa
pore ' iossible. To my right on the
veranda, stood a modest, gray-haired
old man who had cleared the seas of
piracy and insured Singapore's com
mercial 'ascendancy Sir Charles
Brooke. Yajah of Sarawak. A little
farther on. surrounded by a brilliant
suite or .Malay princes, was me suitau
of Joiiore. whose father sold the island
of Singapore to the British.
The first of the sports was a series
of foot-races between Malay .and
'- Kling boys, almost Invariably won by
The Malays, who are the North Ameri
can Indians of Malaysia the old-timv
kings of the soil. They are never like
the Chinese mere beasts of burden or
great merchants, nor do they descend
to ietty trade, like the Indians auu
Bcngnlese. If they must work, they
Net came a jockey race, in which a
dozen long-limbed Malays took each a
five-year-old child astride liis shoul
ders and raced for seventy-five yards.
There were sack-races and greased-
pole climbing and pig-catching.
Now came a singular contest an
eating-match. Two dozen little Ma
lay. Kling, Chinese and Tamli loys
were seated at regular intervals about
an open circle by one of the jtovernor's
hides. Not one. could touch the others
iu any way. Each had a hard, dry
ship-biscuit before him.
At the firing of a pistol, two dozen
lirs of. little brown lists went plt-a-jmt
on the two dosen hard biscuits,
aud in an Instant Ihe circular crackers
3 :' .
were broken into a mass of powdered
Then commenced the difficult tak'
of forcing the powdered pulp down
the little throats Iloth hands were
called Into ftill ulay during the onera-
1 tion. one for crowding in. and the oth
er for grinding the lesidiie and pat
ting the stomach and throat. Each
little competitor would slyly rnb into
the warm earth, or hide away into the
folds of his many-colored sarong, as
mucliaH possible, or. when a rival was
looking the other way. would snap a
good-sized piece across tiie lawn to a
spot within his reach, I
The little brown fellow who weh th" j
"V-int piece by finishing his biscuit j
iitst simplv put into his mouth a cer-
tain quantity of the crushed biscuit. ,
and. with little or uo mastication. I
pushed the whole mass down his ,
throat by sheer force,
The minute the contest was decided
ntf tim i.Mt-c iftiiMiitfcz nnd nitinv other
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boys, ntshed to a great tub of molas-
ses xu duck for half-dollars. One after
another, their heads would disappear I
into the sticky, blinding mass, as they I
fished with their teeth for the shining !
prizes at the bottom.
Successful or otherwise, after tticir
powers were exhausted they would
suddenly pull out their heads, reeking
v. ith the molasses, and make for the ;
ocean, unmindful of the crowds of na- i
lives in holiday attire who blocked
their way. Smearing everyone they
touched, the boys ran on. amid shrieks ,
of laugier from their victims.
Then came a jiurlksha nice, with i
Chinese coolies pulling Malay passen- i
gers around a half-mile. course. Let- ,
l ting go the handle's of their wagons as
they crossed the line, the coolies threw ,
their unfortunate1 passengers over '
backward into space. t
Tugs of war, wrestling matches and ,
nosing poms on me mri unisueci llie
land sports, and we all adjourned to
i he yachts to witness those of the sea.
Thete were races between men-of-war
cutters. Kurope'tu yachts, rowing
shells. Chinese sampans and Malay
colehs with gieat. dart-like sails, so
widely spreading thai ropes were at
tached to the tops of the mists, and a
dozen naked natives hung far out over
I the side of the slender boat to keep it
' from blowing over. In making the
circle of the harbor they would spring
from sid to side of tiie boat, some
times lost to our view in the spiny.
j often missing their footholds, and
dragging inrougn tiie tc pit! water at a
Between limes, while watching the
races, we amused ourselves throwing
coppers to a tleet of native boys in a
small dug-out beneath our bows. liv
ely time a pcnn. chopped into the
water a dozen little bronze forms
would Hash in the sunlight, and nine
! tiiees out of te,i the coin w-onlil lie
rescued before it readied the bottom.
Iist of all came the trooping of the
English colors on the magnificent es
plauade. within the Miadou of the ca
thedral: the march past of the sturdv
British artillerv and "ngineer. with
their native allies, the Sikhs and Se
poy: i hen the fcu-de
Year's was olticfcdly
the guns of tiie fleet.
ie. and .Now
That night w danced at Covcrn
nieiit House we eje.s of tiie temper- ,
ate zone keeping up to fhe !at the '
lid ion. that New Year's day under a '
tropic sky and within sound of the '
tiger's wail was really Jan. 1st. But
every remembrance and association
was. in our homesick thoughts,
grouped about an open-arch tire, with
the sharp, ciisp creak of sleigh-runners
outside, in a frozen land fourteen
.thousand miles away. Koun-oveile
Wildmau. In Youth's Companion.
.THE TIGIIT THE TE tCHEH.
ItOMlon ItnoCilnrkM' Oricinnl Idea
or lllhle StorirH.
-V very devout gentleman of Botn
has recently undertaken to teach a
Sunday school class of bootblacks :nid
newsboys the ltcauiies of the tS-cpel.
and he has had some vry amusing
experiences. He t elates that recently
he undertook to tell a stoiy of Jacob's
ladder. After he had graphically pic
tured the wanderings of the sad old
patriarch. Ins dream in the Eastern
pasture and the ladder cm which the
angels were ascending aud descend
ing, he paued and .--aid:
"Now. 1kvs. if there is anything in
this siory that 1 h::e not yet ex
plained. yn may ask me any question
you like and I will answer it."
Thereupon a little chap cried out:
"Say. Mister Minister, did you say
dem angels bed wing.";"
"Yes. my boy." replied the doctor,
"angels always have wings."
"Well. den. ef dey hed wings, what
for did dey need ladders';"'
The doctor nearly fainte. but reeov
boys. that is a lirst rate question, and
it lias a lirst rate answer. But I am
not going to 14-11 you the answer. As
one boy has been smart enough to ask
the question, some boy present must
Ik smart enough to answer it. Come,
now. boys, why did those angels need
a ladder when they had wings V" Afte-'
a moment of solemn 5Ienee. a little
fellow cried out: ""Cause dem angels
was mcilt in." Boston Home Journal. ,
The Silver nml olcl RnMintn.
At the request or John W. Mackay.
during his lecenr visit to the Coin
stock. AY. H. Lowell, chief clerk of the
ConsolTuated California and Yirjrin'n
Mining company at Yitgiuia City, com
piled a statement of the bullion pro
dti''d aud the dividends paid out of
the ground within the company's pat
ented Hues. The statement rendered
Mr. Mackay was as follows: From
the beginning to Oct. 1. iv.r. bullion
produced, assay value tjnld. S'il.tiTl.
r.ilMS: silver. St.7T2ir.tr: total.
$31,320,000; Consolidated Yirginii. ?I'J.
fWO.OUO: Consolidated California and
Virginia. ?3.SPS.800; total dividends.
1J78.14S.S0O. This statement, as fur
nished the Report by high authority,
is official and accurate and was never
lieforc published. San Francisco ire-Tort.
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A Hcfwvr nmt. THE LAST CHOKES OF THE OLD YKA.
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ill work it on the
! get een with him."
Harry I!oc. have you made any
good lesohtiions for MSM''i
lies.- Yes. indeed. Harry. I've re
solved to lie lovely to everylKHly. f
course. Istill make bills, but when
you scold about them I will not return
a single unkind word
Ettr-ltitiR to He ttevivrtl.
It is rumored that the use of ear
rings is to be revived, "and as these
ornaments have frequently been given
as wedding presents in fashionable cir
cles lately. I am afraid it is likely to
!e true. I noticed that the Duke and
Duchess of York presented a brooch
and ear-rings to Lady Eva Orcvilie.
1 do sim-erely hope that women of
t.-day will not often lie found willing
to revert to a fashion which is but a
remnant of barbarism, and that thev
will not spoil the natural Iteauty o"f
their ears for ihe sake or sticking "jew
els in them. If once the fashion of ear
lings should become general again it
will only lie a matter cif time before
the reintrodticliou of those hidcoiislv
ulgar-Iooking. long a pondages, hidi
distorted -c many pretty ears in the
past. Before any of our readers has
lier ears pierced I hope she will con
sider that the fashion may be verv
transitory, ami that even if the rings
are not worn the mark very seldom
disappear: moreover, any w-elght at
tached lo the lobe or the ear is likely
lo drag it down and spoil its proper
shape. Home Notes.
WHAT WILL HE'oKI-'Elt;
What uill the New
offer to yon. dear?
And summer's lily,
tints 'when the- nutuein winds -are
suottiialN white and frost-tloners
When lie' ;;roirii m an Old Year, ami tlifu.
in IMM1." said lie.
"1 am resolved no girls to see."
Her face grew dark, she gave a pout.
"You do not know what yonr
She cried, "when such resolves you
And you have made a sad mistake
If you suppose, one instant, sir.
In this resolve I shall concur:
Tor. though I am your wife,
I shall not hire the help for you."
Cobble 'Wingate's wife lfas made
him promise that he will smoke but
one cigar a day after New Year's.
Stone-Dr.es he 'intend lo keep it?
t'obble tlh. yes. He has ordered a
new brand, eighteen iuehc-s long.
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"What cm earth ails nie'i"
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'KliPAv JScannl "nVnnnnnf
Time ctilled them friends. They did the little things about the farm. lie smiled upon her. guided her steps,
told her many things from tile winnowed wisdom of age. She led him. aud sang him philosophy from the Imtiud
less wisdom of youth. In spring they found the lirst violets, down at the edge or the wood, where the rail fence
stretched its zigzag shelter, tn summer' they laughed with the billowy laugh of the wheat, or listened to the
rustling gossip or the tasseled com. The birds knew them, and they knew the biids. There was the jay -scolding
at fretful March: the robin, twittering inquiries of uncertain April: the doves that brought their love song
when June was warm: and the pigeons that rolled in :l cloud Heross the stubbletield. They listened to the creak
ing harness of ihe martins, that pushed fledglings from their lofty home, and taught thorn to fly. In autumn
they found a. yellow apple melting in the sun. aud called It gold, and fancied the tree a mine which had '"
caped from Uie eartii. lii winter they scattered grains of wheat at the bain door, and watched the happy fowls
devour it. They listened to fhe noises in the mighty liarn. hunted eggs, and fed the horses fragrant whisps of
clover from the mow. They sat the evening through beside fhe' roaring fire, and each built better worlds than
this. lie had forgotten life's follies and its pains; she could just remember heaven's happiness. They went to
deep peacefully: but when she saw the dawn his eyes were gazing on a glory he had never told to her. The
barn was so still that day and the fowls would not come out to be fed. Sparrows had dmeii the martins from
their box: the wind blew sharp ami chill across the fields; it was :;o very far to walk from fhe barn to the
house and the house was so empty to-day. Why. it seemed they had been together forever, and she cotild not
adjust herself to this lonelier life. She was sony for him who had no one to lead him now. She hid her fact
in his long, white beard: but the forehead touched the cheek of death, and her tears were checked in startled
eyes, for lie did not welcome lur. It was at the parting of the year. She facial the eastern future and did
not know what it would hold. He wailed there .-it the edge of the p-ist till ome chill wind from the west
should bring her to him again. Time called them friends1.
THE XEW YEAH.
A l'lvcr unknown: :i Cook iiiir;n!:
A Tree with fruit iinlinrviNtel:
A path nntmcl: n Hou-e tvlioe rooms
back yet the heart's divine perfnincc;
A I. a nd -.cape whose wide border lies
In silent shade "neath silent skiri.;
A wondrous Fountain yet unsealed:
A c.'a-ket with it sift iiiiu-caleil
ThN Is the Year that for yon wails
Iteyoud To-nioi lew's mystic gates
Horatio Nelson IVmcft
NEW YEARS EVE.
By Lulu M. Counselniait.
The flickering light or the lire kissed
loviugly the pale, .young face aifd lin
gered upon her silken gown as If
loih to leave so fair a companion. The
low couch upon which Ethel Clayton
reclined aud the frail figure it held de-1
noted the invalid, as did the tender
looks of her father, who now aud then
glanced up from his book anxiously.
In health his only child had been
dear to him. but now she was far
nearer and-dearer to his heart. He
had once entertained the wish that she
might make a grand match, for she
possessed both wealth ami lieauty. but
it was long ago cast aside ami he
never approached the subject of mar
riage since the dreadful .New Year's
eve two years ago.
Thoughts of the past chased each
other through the young girl's mind,
and the look of expectation on her
face showed she was watching and
waiting Tor some onethis New Year's
eve. The snowtlake fell gently and
the bells had begun lo peal the old
year out am) the new year in: still the
girl dreamed on.
Two years ago this night she had
been a happy. laughing sweetheart, se
cure In the love of honest John Wesi
brook, a clerk in her father's employ.
The handsome fellow had asked her to
be his wife and with his dark eyes
looking into hers she had answered
"Yes." They waited until New Year's
eve liefore they told her father and the
young man pleaded hard, but in vain.
George Clayton was a proud man and
he was very angry with tlieni.
"I know I am poor, Mr. Clayton, but
I -will work hard for Ethel. You have
always trusted and seemed to like me.
Is it because I am poor that you re
fuse to give your child to meV I will
work so hard for her."
"Work":" cried the father. 'You
conic into my house like a thief anil
steal my greatest treasure, my child's
love and then tell me you will work.
Well, lie it so; work, but you must
find some other object to work for.
She shall wed no poor scamp like you.
dependent upon me for your daily
bread. No. my girl will marry one
who c-au offer her nure than yon ever
will possess. Now go before I say
"Father, you are cruel to John. I
know you are disappointed, hut do not
refuse us. This is New Year's eve.
when every one is happy, and you can
make us so happy if you only will.
When my dead mother married you so
long ago she did not do if because you
were rich, for you. I know, were very
poor then. She married because she
loved yon and died loving you. Just
so I love John, and if you refuse I
shall die loving him. Do not part "us,
"John West brook's love is no such
love as I !re your mother, child." but
there were tears in the old man's eyes
as he turned away.
"Prove me. sir: I will be willing to j
stand any test." At the sound of the '
young fellow's voice George Clayton's
face hardened again, and the old dis
appointment came into his heart.
"Well. I will give you a chance. John
West brook. This is New Year's eve.
Two years from to-night if you can
come to me ana say. "George Clayton.
I can give to your daughter as good a
uome ns i i.iKe ner irom. you may
have my child. I'ntil then I say no"
A low sob was his only reply, but
John Westbrook overcame his emotion
and answered like a man.
"Two years from to-night I will in
here again. I am young and I know
if you had said ten instead of two
years Ethl would lw true to me. and
that is something to work day and
night for. I have a command that you
must say yes to. I want to find her
when L let urn as I see her now; fair,
winsome and bright, in perfect health
and beauty. If I to not yon will be
responsible for the change. On New
Year's eve at this hour I shall be here.
Good-liy. sweetheart, good-by." He
bowed his head and left the room. Out
into the falling 3uow he went and the
bells were pealing the- old year out
and the new one In.
Inside the Clayton mansion all was
hushed and quiet. The only ilatighte
was at death's door and the new year
came in with sorrow and dread. There
she lay for many weeks with her bine
eyes closed aud ler fair head tossing
in delirium. Remorse came to the
father's heart and lie tried to find
John West brook, but in vain. His lct
fers were retilrue'd tii!oK(ncd. B.v her
bedside lie watched day and llight,
until she was pronounced out of dan
ger. The doctors told him his child
would never be very strong again. The
llower had been crushed and it would
always be weak and delicate.
So the year passed on. She was al
ways sweet :lnd lovable to him. doing
many little tasks for his comfort, hut
she seldom smiled aud the sad expres
sion did not die out of her eyes, aud
Her father knew that she was not
happy. Many times he tried to tell
her how he was trying to find John
Westbrook. but she would always lay
her finger upon his lip and says ''Not
now. dear fat lief, wrtit awhile until 1
am stronger." and he waited, lie took
her to Italy, but she seemed to lan
guish thcie. and when they returned
she was much better In her own home.
At Christmas time she was strong
enough to visit some of the poor in
the neighlKirhcnd and was happier
than she had been Tor a long time.
"You are better, my child." said her
rather, as he lient down and kissed
"Yes. Don't you know why? He is
coming. John is coining soon, and I
am counting fhe days until New Year's
"Ethel, men are very changeable be
ings: do not hope too much. John
Westbrook sent back my letters un
opened. He may not come, so do not
hope too much.
"Hope?" she cied.
"Do not hope:
on unfiling else
It has been my
I Father. 1 have lived
for these two years.
guiding staf. my thread of life. I
would have perished long ago if it had
not been for hope. He will come to
me. I know." ami the father could say
nothing more but wait.
It was again New Year's eve. The
snow outside fell softly ami the bells
began to peal the old year out and the
new one in. A faint Hush had come
into the girl's checks and the old-time
light flashed into her eyes. She wore
th sauie silken dress he had loved so
well, and her father waited and
watched with her. Suddenly foitsteps
were heard along Ihe hall. The door
was opened and John Westbrook stood
before father and child. He was thin
ner aud careworn, but still the same
John Westbrook. With a glad cry she
was in ids arm:; and he gazed long and
lovingly into her face. A quiver of
pain swept over him and he turned to
"What have you done to her? I
have kept my promise, but where
my promise, but where is
nr homo siiuuls waiting for
y 1i.ro Is so frail a gust of j
us. but in
wind would blow her oer
George Claylon bowed his head and
did not answer, but irom the shelter
of her lover's arms the daughter an-
swored for her father.
"John, do not be harsh. You do not
know how good father has been. He
nursed me through the dreadful fever
ami saved me aud In tried so hard lo
lind you. I.t the dead past bury its
dead.' Tell hint. John, you forgive and
foigel." Her pleading voice in could
t noi withstand
i "As Kthel says. Mr. Clayton, llie
i past is past. V cannot bring back
j the New Year's eve two years ago. but
as they are ringing this new year in
let us join together and make it a
I pleasant one. All I ask -and I think
deserve it is that Klhel may soon
ome my wife and I pray find that
' when the New Year coms again we
j may see her as we saw her two years
r.go in perfect health ami happy."
! "I ha ip been an old tyrannical father
and 1 am ashamed of it. Take my child,
j John Westbrook. for I know you can
1 make her far happier than I ever did."
I "Don't say that, father. We will be
man icd. John and I. and then we will
all go to tin- land of flowers and sun
shine, whore health and happiness
will reign supreme."
The snow was falling gently outside
::r.d the church bells were pealing the
old year out and t lie new one in.
Cleverton I am going to keep, a
record in 1S00 of all the girls I kiss.
Dashaway I wouldn't.
Cleverton Why not?
Dashaway You might liave to pro
duce it in court.
Hankleigh Wlint have you been
drinking so hard for, the last two or
Tankleigh Trying te hid get up
courage to swear off New Yearsli.
'i daKSHU?..?7 W!5R -fl
M" V is
oe i,twn:i;'i xv iv
He I'liirn Eftrci:Irelrr Willi II l.c
nl Urol her nml TIicii Trim to
Work the Oilier End of llie (nc.
"1 had an experience to-day thai ha
tauvM me a lesson." :ijd a small
tradesman. "Recently I had a busi
ness transaction witli a man. and it
seemed to me that I had been swind
led, 1 made up my mind to go to law
about If. A friend recommended mo
to u young lawyer, and I went down
town to see him. I found I was in
one of those litsle nests of otliced
which young lawyers occupy in pairs
for ihe sake of economy. The frout
pari wus used in common, while tlia
lear was partitioned off Into two prl
i vnte offices. When my turn came tho
door of the ptivatc office was left
open, as the'e was no one but the
other lawyer in the outer room,
"The lawyer listened to me caie
fiilly. asked a number cf questions,
and when I got through h0 jumped
up. slapped me on the hack, grasped
my hand, and said I had a perfect
case. There was not the slightest
doubt as to my recovering damages
in full. I told him 1 would think the
matter over before taking nny action.
"As I was passing through the main
office on my way out. the other lawyer
took me aside aud said he wished f
would ghe him the name and addres-t
of the man I was thinking of bringing
action against. You see. he ev-
plained. I liaiinened t. nr..rii. .-
you said to my friend atmnt the mat-
ter in dispute, and I am so convinced!
that vonr ni:u.ti i.n !.,. i,.. '
fhe argument fr,,.,, a legal standpoint I
ma i i Hiiouici wee to have him for a I
client.' As soon ns I reached home I
wrote to my lawyer that I had decided I
not to bring nny suit." New Yorl; i
1ikh ox sAvonv s mi; m.s.
Kmnomirn.1 Meant of .Suntrimnc
niicrot c-rrcl Iy n Klnt Irvollrr.
''If n man only knows the ropes he
can live on no income, or almost any
kind of an income, in tin's town." ob.
served J ony Pippin to a friend.
"Take my case, for instance. I've'
got a room on the sky Heir of tho!
I ne SH
week, and I
"JM'r.01!.1!'"-" J" 0VW 'niing. '
".,. ".il''.'"","" a irienil.
and for dinner
I climli the sdalrs to
"Do you find
that .satisfying V" he
"Very. You tee.
ings, with a flat
there are five laud-
on either side. At
the lirst I absorb a rich, creamy f,.g of ,
soup or corned beef anjl cabbage
slightly scorched. The second course
. . . f
, ,,. . ., , ?. ' . ", , '" , ".' ,
J " ,m. J vmV V1"" !"n Um
xor' s, ,huk vn" u sw ""
"Hamburg sleak with onions is a
sure thing cm the thild floor, with, per-
hapx, tho ghost of a departed iwt roast
lurking in the hall. Slewed tripe, hot
foap smls and smoked herring are the
regular combination cm the upper
strata. By the time I leach the fop
I'm full to the hat with a phantom ta-hlt-
d'hote that lasts nie till morning.
I tell you. tlieyp flats are a k-at help
to the poor man." New York Journal.
Ilrr Kulinic Iaiou.
Jane Oh. yes. ma'am: I nllu'make
great rlsolutions every New Y'ear's
Mrs. Beverly Well. Jane. I'm sure
I'm glad to hear it; and when yon feel
destructive you can break them and
spare the china.
According to the computation of the
slau chronologlMs, the creation took
B. C. .ViOR. -
J 'ti I'll" 'irfi il
Paralysis Filliws llcollessiiss
and Neivois PrastntiN.
A PATIENT WOMAN AFFLICTED
8h Telia How nt Lat Sbe AT Perma
From the Press. New York City.
For more than fifteen years. Mrs. A.
Mather, who live at No. 4:: East Onc-hua-dral-and-twelftli
Street. New York, was a
sufferer from arnemia. which, in spito of
the treatment of physicians, gradually de
To'opcd into nervous prostration until
finally marked ympiomiof paralysis set
in. Mrs. Mather gkul'ygavo tlnrieporter
"For many years." Mr. Mather said, 4i
was a constant sufferer from nervousness.
It was about fifteen tears ago that my con
dition began to grow worse. Soon l be
came so affected that I was prostrated and.
until about two years a?o, was a part of
tho time unablo to leave my bed. I em
ployed several physicians front time to
time, my bills at the drug store lor pre
scr'ptions. sometime?, amounting to as
much as f.Oamouth. but all the doctors
did for me did not seem to help me at all.
My blood becamegreatly impvcrihcd and
sifter years of suffering I was threatened
"When I walked I could scarcely drag
my feet along and at times my knees would
give away to that I would almost fall down.
Keeling that doctors could not help me 1
had little hope; of recovery, until one day I
read in a ncwupapcr how a penwu, afflicted
almost the same as I was, had beea cared
by Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo
ple. I purchased a box ami began taking
the pills. The effect of this lirst box pleased
me so much 'jat I bought another. Before
1 had taken ail the pills in the first box I
began to csiierieiice relief and, after tho
third box had been used, I was practically
cured. It waa really surprising what a
speedy and pronounced effect the medicine
had upon me.
i always keep Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
in the house now, and when 1 feci anv
symptoms of nervousness Jind that they
give me certain relief."
Mrs. Mather's daughter. Miss Anna, cor
roborated her mother's account, and told
how she herself had been cared of chrooic
indigestion by these pills: and. too, how
Iter cousin hail been cured of a:i:emi:t m
tiie same way.
Dr. Williams' Pink Tills contain, in a
condensed form, all the elements necessary
to give new life and richness to the blood
and restore shattered ncrves. They are
also a spocitic. for troubles iecu!iar to
females, such as suppression"!, irregulari
ties and all forms of weakness. '1 hey build
up the Wood, and restore theglou-of health
to Ktlc and sallow checks. In men they
effect a radical cure in all cases arisuig
from mental worry, overwork or excesses
of whatever nature. Pink Pilk arc sold m
boxes (never in loose bulk) at .Via. a box or
six boesfor$'J.r0, and may be had of all
druggists, ordircct by mail 1 rem Dr. Wil
liams' Schenectady, New York.
.11:ry .lanr's Komwncr.
Mary Jane Holder of l.onaconing,
Md.. is the heioine of a romance.
Nineteen years ago A bra in Laird, then
aged "!', rcrie from Lonaconing into the
west to seek his fortune, vowin"; some
day to return to wed Mary Jane, then
a babj' of years.
Ifesettled near Eureka, where he be
came one of the owners of a lead and
silver mine. About two weeks ago he
determined to go back and visit his old
home. Anion? the first upon whom he
called were the Holders. Here he
again saw Mary Jane, who had become
a beautiful voting woman.
Laird was cordially welcomed and
proceeded at once to fall in love. The
courtship was short and vigorous.
Thev were married and left for their
(Holiday Number.) Full of bright
sketches prose, poetry and illustra
tions by bright writers and artists.
Entirely original, new and entertain
ing'. Mailed free to any addret on re
ceipt of six (I'd cents in postage stamps.
Write totJco. II. Ileafford. lublishcr,
!!. Old Colony building, Chicago, 111.
At the gun works in Perm. Knssia,
some remarKabie operations in eiecine
welding have recently been successfuf-
-v.carned, ?ut; bel1' f fect tin
height and six feet across the mouth,
that from. toP l? bottom
was made quite souu again ana us
original tone completely restored.
This would have been quite impossible
before the electric welding process was
Comfort to California.
Yes and economy, too, If you rntronic
the Burlington Route's Personally Conduct
ed onco-a-week excursions which leave
Omaha every Thursday morning.
Through tourist sleej.er Omaha to San
Francisco and Los Angeles, sjecond-cltvs
See the local agent and arrange about
tickets and l.ertiis. Or, write to
G. I. & T. A., Omahn, Neb.
The Latest Slot .Matfitnf-
made its appearance in the llcrlin raii-
road stations. A city dir
irectorv can be
consulted by the outgoing and arriving
passengers by depositing a penny in
the slot. Upon insertion of the coin
tie box holding the directory opens
automatically, and is held open by a
i. .. .i.:i. i. .i.n.n:.rt.. t..
"S "" " "" S" "Ji . -".V "
CCIIll l.ll;; 1119 Jluu w nvrn ..ui.taicf;
aav the little lever is released, and
tire box closes, onlv to be opened bv
e next penny.
Mud lit tht I.'nitrcl Stutva.
Th wail map issued bv the Hur.inston
Itoute is three fect wide bv four feet Ion?:
is t.rinted in seven colors: is mounted on
rolers: shows every state, county, inifor
tant to.vu and railroad in the Union i:d
form's a very desirable uad useful adjunct
to any hou-seho'dor buxine-is e.-tab 1-hinciit.
l-'uft'hased in laro quantities, tho inavs
cost the liurliuton lioiite more than fi.teen
cents each, hut on receiptor that amount
in stnnijs the nii'!crigued will I o pleaded
to send you one.
Write ininiedinte'y. as the ppiy i-.
limited. " J. Franci.
U. I JfcT. A. Ihir.inzton Koute.
Ivvcry laud flowi- with milk and honey
has giants iu it.
Mrs. Charlotte Embden. a sister of
the poet Heine, is still living, at the
age of 95.
Ellen Terry is passionately fond of
children, and delights in telling them
.Elise Stanley Hall, an Australian girl,
has received the Mendelssohn scliolar
i.hip at the Leipzig conservatory.
Friends of Mrs. Agassiz have founded
n $6,000 scholarship at Radcliffc college,
to be called the Elizabeth Carey Agassiz
Mrs. Ballington Booth of the Salva
tion Army has just completed a trip
r.cross the continent in an engine cab.
It is the first time on record that a
woman has made such a journey.
There are three women clergymen In
Berfast. Me. Miss Kingsbury, pastor
c.f the Universalist church; Miss King
of the Church of the Advent and Miss
Mclntyre of the Church of God.
Patti is having a truly triumphal
progress through the British provinces.
At every Scotch and north English
town at which sue has appeared her
audiences have broken all records for
size and enthusiasm.
IDQUIIIIiBU ' --J
mif t HIAMUEr : tlOUTt.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
OmcnS AND DIMCCTOISt
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