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VOLUME XXVI.---NUMBER 39.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1896.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,389.
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QUEEN OF GAMBLERS.
T is a long time ago
that wOiina Paquita
ruled at Paso del
Norte, Mexico, over
the cowboys, out
laws and greasers.
It will be a muck
longer time until
her successor ap
as a fine and all
consuming art with
women is- not f-o marked as in the old
days, .hon laws wrc lower and crimes
weie commoner. Women play at
panics of chance, perhaps, just as de
votedly as of yor.- but the days have
passed when it was not an extraordi
nary happening for a woman, fair and
pintle, to outplay cowboys, outlaws and
cnmolore. and-not only win all their
noiev. but also drain the bank. Ionna
Paquita often did thi3.
And who among the old timers of
Texas. New Mexico and Arizona does
not lemember Lonna Paquita? She of
the black hair and laughing eyes,
whose cheeks were bright as morning,
whose smile muddled the brain and
confused the fingers of the deftest
dealer. Close your eyes again and see
the rlim, petite figure at the gaming
table, and hear once more the soft voice
naming the card which seemingly could
not resist the charms of the player.
Listen as of old to the sorrow and sym
pathy lavished on the lowers as the
queen of gamblers gathered up her win
nings when thcie was nothing left with
the others to lose. True that Paquita
1'3S been dead these twenty years, but
she oldest gambler will stop his play to
(il von of her, and his hard, cold face
will relax and his oice will soften as
he tells of the woman he acknowledged
k his mistress in his art.
Lonna Paquita, or as she was known,
the Paquita, was born in Chihuahua
about 1S.",0. No one knew who or what
her parents were. When a child about
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STRUCK VICIOUSLY AT BRINSLEY.
VI xe.us old a gambler named Qualetor
found her homeless and friendless in
the city in which she was boin. She
was then remarkably pretty. Qualetor
taught her all his tiicks with cards.
He spent hours in instructing her in the
intricacies of Mexican moute. She
learned rapidly, soon equaling Qualetor
in skill and dexterity.
None or the old-timers have forgotten
her th st appearance at Paso del Norte.
She was 10 years old and small for her
age. She came w ith Qualetor. who said
lie was her uncle. When Qualetor was
thcie to gamble, he practically lived at
I-ark Garrettson's. Garrettson ran the
biggest gambling house on the border.
His game was practically without limit.
The Paquita appeared, clinging close
10 her alleged uncle. The bank ex
pected Qualetor, who was a heavy
player, and had made proper prepara
tions for his play. As Qualetor played
the Paquita Mood beside him, silent and
observant. Luck was against the Mex
ican, and he lost heavily. Finally
when his pile of gold had diminished to
.a few coins, he turned to Paquita, and.
shoving the money before her. said
gruffly: "Here, child, win with them."
The dealer and players smiled sympa
thetically, thinking Qualetor had quit
bucking his luck for the night, and de
sired to let the child amuse herself a
moment before he went away. The Pa
quita seated herself, leaning both el
bows on the table, with her bauds sup
porting her chin. The play went on.
The child won. As she played the
dealer eyed her in wonder. It was not
strange that a child understood how to
gamble, but never before had a child
played with such skill and judgment.
The bank lost rapidly. The Paquita
won bet after bet. The heaps of gold
grew on the table in front of her. Decks
were changed, but without avail. The
bank continued to lose. A new dealer
was tried, but with no better successs
than the first. The Paquita's luck was
amazing. The other players dropped
out one by one. The dealer and the
child faced each other. The bank lost.
Then Garrettson himself took the cards.
He was famed as the shrewdest gam
bler on the border. But he could not
beat the child. Finally he said:
"Here is what is left in the bank. It
matches your winnings. Win or lose,
the next draw loses it?"
The Paquita nodded. A king lay on
"I play a king in the door." she said
The spectators gasped.. Such risk
was folly. There was still half a deck
against her. Even Garretson smiled.
He dealt. The king stood in the door.
The Paquita had won. Garretson'a
bank had been broken, and broken by a
child. The Paquita turned to Qualetor,
"I am tired," she said.
.The gambler gathered up her win
nings, handed them to Garrettson, ask
ing him to put them In the safe for the
night. Then he and the Paquita went
"out. The fact that a child had beaten
. the Garretton bank spread along the
entire border. Qualetor and the Pa
quita traveled from town to town, play
ing in all of them, and usually winning.
They quarreled eventually, however,
and In 1870 the Paquita, then a beauti
ful girl of 20, came back to Paso del
Norte alone. She again appeared at
Garrettson's. Her old-time luck
seemed to have deserted her, for she
lost heavily, and a week later went
She was next heard of in New Mex
ico. She had allied herself vrith a gang
of the worst characters in the south
west, and in a short time became their
leader. Under her the outlaws tra
versed New Mexico, stealing and plun
dering. When the climate got too hot
for them they slipped across the line
into Mexico. The Paqtiita forsook this
life after a year of exciting adventure
and turned up in El Paso with Sam
Brinsley, the handsomest and most de-'
praved gambler of his time. Brinslcy
crossed the Rio Grande river and
opened up Garrettson's place, the latter
having been killed by young Mungay.
his dealer. Brinsley prospered. The
Paquita lent the attraction of her pres
ence to his place, sometimes as dealer,
but usually as a player.
She played any game. Her popu
larity was apparent from the outset.
The game she played, whatever it might
be, was always the popular game of the
house. The table at which she played
was always crowded. The players, in
games where it was possible, duplicated
her bets, placing their money on her
favorite cards. In such cases the Pa
quita usually lost, the house, otherwise
Brinsley, winning heavily. In poker
and kindred games, where each player
looked out safely for himself and cards,
the house got a percentage. The Pa
quita seldom lost then. She was a won
der with the cards. Her small, white
hands could manipulate them with a
rapidity and skill that defied the watch
fulness of the keenest-eyed gamblers.
Many attributed her success to her good
luck. But the old hands knew better.
They knew that mere luck could not
continually break them at their own
games and enrich one particular player.
They realized that the Paquita was bet
ter at the game than they.
Yet the Paquita was never caught
cheating. And unless she was caught
there could be no complaint. When a
plaser got sullen and ugly over his
losses no one noticed it sooner than the
Paquita. She was the first to lose to
him. to smile with him, to joke with
him: in short to restore him to a good
humor, only to win back what she had
given to him with as much more as he
possessed. If a player squirmed or
whined in a game with her. the Paquita
invariably dropped her cards, pushed
the money at stake across the table to
the player, and quit the game. A
player she had once treated in this way
she would never play with again. And
to be ostracized by the Paquita meant
similar treatment from all her brother
gambler. It was best to swallow your
feelings and lose, if lose you must, with
a smiling face and cheery air.
There arc numerous shootings grow
ing out of troubles over the Paquita.
Man after man sought her favor. All
appeared to find it. with none possess
ing more than any other. She treated
them all alike, save, perhaps, Brinsley.
She quarreled finally with him! It
came about thus: The Paquita was
playing whisky poker with a rich cat
tleman who knew little of the game,
and played it principally for the oppor
tunity it afforded to chat with the Pa
quita. Brinsley became impatient over
Paquita's seeming slowness in breaking
One word led to another. The Pa
quita quit the game to argue with
Brinsley. At length her temper broke
loose. Grasping a knife she struck
viciously at Brinsley. The blade
caugnt his up-tnrown arm, inflicting a
long wound. As the blood gushed forth
Paquita turned and fled. Brinsley pur
sued her unsuccessfully. He returned
eventually to his gambling house.
When asked about the Paquita he was
wont to say:
"I took her for a rose but she proved
He never forgave her, however, and
vowed vengeance on her. His oppor
tunity came in 1876. The Paquita, after
leaving him, had returned to the New
Mexican country and gathered up the
remnants of the old gang of thieves.
Their plundering became so bold that
it was determined to, hunt them down.
Brinsley led the party that captured the
Paquita. She had heard that he was
pursuing her, and it is said that she
permitted her pursuers to overtake her.
She greeted Brinsley with her old time
cheeriness. She talked over the old
days as if there had been no change.
Finally she proposed a game of cards
to decide whether she should go free or
should die. Brinsley agreed, the game
was played, and the Paquita lost.
Almost before the last card fell she
drew a knife and stabbed herself
through the heart. Brinsley committed
suicide three weeks later.
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SEVEN KINDS OF CUTICLE.
Karressfully Grafted ett a California
SaOerrr from Fir.
Within the past few months the med
ical fraternity of San Rafael, Cal., have
been carefully studying and experi
menting with the case of Miss Jessie
Proudfoot. who in the early part of last
summer had a narrow escape from ac
cidental cremation. As it was, her
clothing, which had caught fire, was
consumed on her back and the skin
and flesh on the right side of her body
was badly burned. For many days the
life of the girl was despaired of and
even when danger of immediate death
was averted it was thought nothing
could be done to prevent her from be
coming a cripple. Where the fire had
touched the body the skin had peeled
off in large flakes in many places, leav
ing the raw, inflamed flesh exposed.
Should this heal up of its own accord,
which would be a very slow process, as
the doctors unanimously agreed, the
tissues would so contract that one of the
girl's limbs would be much shorter than
the other. Besides this there was the
absolute certainty that she would suffer
pain continuously. At this juncture
Dr. W. F. Jones resolved to try the vir
tue of grafting. Repeated but unsucs
cessful attempts were made with the
skins of rabbits and other animals.
Then Dr. Jones and two of his medical
brethren decided that the sufferer had
just one more chance. Human cuticle,
could it be obtained, would grow on the
raw flesh, scar tissues would form nat
urally, and the patient would be sure
of regaining full use of her limbs. The
only trouble they foresaw was the diffi
culty of getting healthy people to make
such a sacrifice. On communicating their
wish to Miss Proudfoofs family, the
doctors were surprised and gratified to
find that no less than seven near rela
tives at once offered themselves to the
knife in order to save the 12-year-old
girl they all loved so well. This was
over two months ago. In that time
pieces of skin have been stripped from
all these relatives, the size varying
from a half to an inch and a half in
width and from four to five inches in
length. These living strips, tingling
with nerves, were placed on the ten
der fle.-di of the sufferer and bound
firmly in place with rubber tissue, and
in every instance the grafts have been
successful. All the portions of Miss
Proudfoofs body touched by the flames
have been -covered over with the skin
of her relatives except one patch on the
right hip. This will be attended to some
time early in December and Dr. Jones
states that judging from the progress
made in the other grafts, it will not be
long before Miss Proudfoot is as well
and as free limbed as ever. The suff
erer, seemingly doomed to be a cripple
for life, will soon be up and about, a
flesh and blood monument to the de
votion and self-sacrifice of her nearest
VALUABLE GRAVEL WALK.
Man iets a Mae Avenue Unt of False
Weight In Coffee Bags.
It has been left to a St. Louis business
man. says a correspondent in an ex
change, to construct a gravel walk,
neither long nor strikingly beautiful,
that is a modern, if comparatively hum
ble, rival of these glistening highways
of fiction and fable, for it represents
$ir..000 in hard cash, 'ihc manager of
a St. Louis coffee company is the proud
possessor of this unique walk. It is
composed of several tons of Brazilian
pebbles, that came to him in an ordin
ary business way during the last few
years. This firm are heavy importers
of Brazilian coffee. Before the berries
are ready to be roasted for the mar
ket the sacks are opened and the con
tents carefully examined for twigs,
leaves, and other impurities, the latter
generally taking the shape of small peb
bles about the size of a coffee berry.
These came with such regularity and in
such quantities that long ago the idea
that they were accidentally in the sacks
was abandoned, and the conclusion re
luctantly reached that they were pur
posely placed in the bags to make
weight. The daily discoveries of these
Brazilian pebbles, which are paid for as
coffee, will fill an ordinary bucket. They
are still added to the gravel path as
they come in.
The tiregorian Calendar.
Russia still refuses to accept the
Gregorian calendar, and has the satis
faction of being a. dozen days ahead of
the whole world, and is constantly in
creasing the lead. If the empire and
its conservatism endure long enough,
Russia's Christmas and our Fourth of
July will occur the same day.
SHORT AND SWEET.
The call to arms "John, take the
Contentment is better than money
and just about as scarce.
An earthquake is responsible for
many ground rents that are not col
lectable. The editor who "violates no confi
dence in saying," frequently wears a
One form of toothpick is where a den
tist allows a person to select his own
A man is like a razor, because you
can't tell how sharp he can be until' he
A religion that does not stick to a
man doing business, is no good after
A female lace smuggler has been ar
rested in New York. By the way, what
is female lace?
This world is all a stage, but it is a
long step from the man of property to
If a praying machine were invented
many would use it if it did not take too
much time from business to wind it up.
George Washington never told a lie!
Just think of it! He never skulked out
of the back door when the mercury
was hugging zero, without overcoat or
muffler, coming back six hours later,
with purpled face and pinched features,
and shaking like a donkey engine, to
declare in chattering accent, "I ain't
cold one mite." George never did
this! What a funny boy George was,
wasn't he? Texas Sittings.
The widow's cap is as old as the days
of Julius Caesar. An-edict of Tiberius
commanded all widows to wear the cap
under penalty of a heay fine and Imprisonment.
FOR LAND AND WATER.
AN AMPHIBIAN VESSEL AC
Laitnclir and Kelannchr Itself Glides
Oat of Lake Onto the Ralls, ttnere
It Becomes A Locomotive Inrentloa
of a Clever Swede, 8
boat' now In prac
tical operation in
'seem to have pa veil
the way for a solu
tion of the problem
involved in the op
eration of boats on
the upper Nile,
the headwaters of
the Missouri or
other streams that arc at times unnavi
gable by reason of shoals and cascades.
The idea of a boat that could be use.!
as a carriage or run on rails over dry
land was broached many years ago, but
the scheme was looked upon as imprac
ticable. The latter-day "amphibian,"
of which an illustration is given, is no
longer an experiment. It is a commer
cial success, and carried during the
past summer 20,000 passengers. This
odd-looking craft is used on two large
lakes situated twelve miles from Copen
hagen. The bodies of water are known
as the Fure So and the Farum So, and
are divided by a narrow strip of land
1.100 feet in width. It is to cross thH
isthmus that the boat leaves the water
and for the time being is a locomotive.
It is practical, although somewhat cum
bersome. Us utility having been estab
lished, a perfection of details will no
doubt improve it greatly. The inventor
is a Swede and the boat was built iu
Sweden. It is a small passenger steam
er, 46 feet in length and 9 feet 6 inches
beam, drawing from three feet to three
feet six inches, according to the load.
Her full complement of passengers la
seventy. When loaded she weighs t
about fifteen tons. In build she is of or- ,
tlinary flat-bottomed type, and when in
water presents no unusual features, ex- j
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THE LITTLE STEAMER THAT TRAVELS ON LAND OR WATER.
rather full to admit the framework for
Her engines and boiler are of ordi
nary build and have a maximum of
twents'-seven hoise power. The mech
anism which propels the boat when on
land is quite simple, but it may be im
proved upon. Running parallel with
the propeller shaft, and taking its mo
tion from it by an ordinary chain gear
ing, is another shaft, one end of which
runs right forward to within about ten
feet of the bow. At this point it is
geared by bevel wheels to a right angle
shaft, which forms the axle on which
the two front wheels, which take the
rails, are keyed.
Another pair of wheels is placed at
a similar distance from the stern, but
these are not driven. Two hand levers
serve to control the boat when on its
land journey, viz., one to set in motion
the wheel shaft by means of an ordinary
shifting clutch and the other to apply a
simple brake to the back wheels when
the boat is about to relaunch itself.
The rails used are of regulation Dan
ish pattern and the gauge is four feet
two inches. The wheels carry two
flanges and their bearing surface is
considerably wider than the rails on
which they run.
When Hearing the land the boat is
guided into a funnel shaped dock, which
gradually tapers down to a width only
two inches greater than that of the
boat. When the narrowest portion of
the dock is reached, the boat enters a
short parallel dock of the same width
and is allowed to advance slowly until
the front wheels touch the rails, which
extend below the water level for the
purpose. Immediately the wheels are
thrown into gear and the boat begins its
ascent. It is assisted by the propeller,
which is in play.
In due time the back wheels find their
way to the rails, and the boat advances
on its upper course at the rate of about
two hundred feet to the minute, vibrat
ing somewhat, of course. After reach
ing the top of the grade, the brake is
applied with sufficient friction to make
it necessary to use the motive power
for driviug the wheels, and the vessel
launches itself quite naturally into the
lake with a gentle splash and resumes
Next year it is said this boat will ply
on three lakes, crossing two isthmuses.
Marine architects and engineers are
studying the amphibian with interest,
and admit that it may revolutionize
shipping in r-ome quarters of the world
where transhipment of cargoes is made
necessary by obstruction to navigation.
ranailiau of the llorder.
Eastport. Me., with its 6,000 inhabi
tants, is the New York, the London, the
Paris of Campobello and the adjacent
Canadian coast. They must buy and
sell at Eastport and they depend unon
it for everything. Yet there is a gulf
deeper and wider than Passamaquoddy
bay between the two peoples. The Cana
dians of the borders are always more
Canadian than those living in Montreal
or Quebec. All Canadians would shriek
their denial of any jealousy of the
United States but until they are all
made over and made different, as Mrs.
Pozen says, they cannot help being
jealous of it. A small country for Can
ada is email in wealth and population,
though vast in extent cannot regard
with indifference a great, rich' coun
try which borders it and jealousy
springs up as naturally as the sparks
fly upward. Lewiston Journal.
THE TELL TALE FACE.
fcmetlom of the Mlad rialalv Indicated
by Facial Contortions.
Expression is undoubtedly charming,
and an Immobile countenance not to be
desired, yet it is an open question
whether one may be permitted in so
ciety to go about wearing a tell-tale
face. One should acquire the art of sup
pressing, if not of concealing, one's
thoughts when they are disagreeable
or when they reflect unpleasantly on
the company surrounding one. Not to
express 'all one feels, either by look or
speech, Is a necessary accomplishment
among polite people, and the person of
training and culture learns to hold
much in reserve, to refrain from ejacu
lations of surprise or dismay, in short,
neither to wear the heart upon the
sleeve nor to carry about a tell-tale
Among the lower orders there is
much less self-control of eye and Up than
among those who have learned that a
cardinal point in good manners is re
spect for the rights and feeilngs of
others. One hears the resident of the
tenement volubly screaming her com
ments on the neighbors, scolding her
children in shrill tones with furious
gestures and excited and glowing face.
Her sister in a higher circle, perhaps
equally emotional by nature, restrains
herself and holds passion in leash. The
repressed manner is decorous rather
than vehement, leans toward the calm
of the statue rather than to the raving
of the tragic actress, is never too pro
nounced, is tranquil, gentle, restful, and
Young girls, in the acuteness of their
feelings, are apt to express more than
is wi6e by the curl of scornful lips or by
swift and exaggerated speech. They
say more than they mean were their
meaning analyzed, and they sometimes
regret bitterly, when too late, the im
pulsiveness of their censure or of their
praise. For the word once gone from
us is gone beyond recall, and, like the
pebble thrown into the stream, may go
on with Its widening ripples to all
The too easily moveu face grows old
much more rapidly than the oue which
has habitually less play of the muscles.
One docs not find a smooth, unlined
forehead in the woman of forty if from
fourteen she has been knotting, wrink
ling, and puckering her brow over every
trifle, wearing a habitual frown, fur
rowing perpendicular lines between her
eyes, and drawing deep marks around
her upper lip, and in the place which
should be invisibly labeled "For dim
ples only." Not too much expression,
please, if you wish to remain youthful
in look and engaging in freshness.
It must be added in fairness, how
ever, that many facial movements are
inherited, peculiar liftings of the ee
brows and down-droopings of the lips
being characteristic of certain families;
and a face does not always lose by the
lines of maturity. Only let the pleasant
things do the tracery not those which
take us at our worst, but those which
speak for our best moods. Harper's
He Read the Law to Them.
Not long ago two young ladies who
are experts on their wheels and wear
the bloomer costume took a spin away
off in the country. After several hours'
riding they came to a farmer's place
and being very thirsty dismounted for
a drink. Smilingly they took down the
bars and walked towards the farm
house. Before they reached the house,
however, the owner of the premises met
them and asked what they wanted. "A
drink of water, please." "Well, you
can't have no water here; women as
wears those things ain't no good and
I don't want them chasing around my
place. You git away from here jist
as fast as you can leg it." said the
chivalrous gentleman, "or I'll call my
dog, and if he comes he'll come run
nin'." The young women saw there was no
chance for argument and so rode right
on till they got home, with their
tongues almost protruding with thirst
for they couldn't sum up the necessary
courage to ask for a drink anywhere
else and they're hardly over their as
tonishment yet. Exchange.
Keeps Tvh on Your Tune.
The newest thing in the way of inven
tion is the pocket cash register. It is
a little tin affair manufactured after
the style of a watch. Its face repre
sents $1. Whenever you spend 5, 10
or 30 cents as the cai-e n-ay be yoii
simply press a little button attached to
the affair and it registers the expendi
ture. It adds each time you register
and whenever you care to ace "how you
stand with yourself" you can readily
do so. The register is a novelty and a
neat one but I fear it will never come
in popular favor. For instance. I bought
one the other day and when I pulled ii
out to register an expenditure of 5 cents
a friend wished to see it. "Just to see
how the thing worked" he registered
25 cents and then I had to spend that
much. New York Herald.
We Lead la Edaeation.
The United States leads all nations
in its educational facilities, a fact
which is proved by the manner in which
the people avail themselves of these
privileges. The report of the federal com
missioner of education shows that in
1894 the enrollment of pupils in public
schools was 14,012,498, and in private
X Real Estate.
Magistrate Will you leave the town
If I let you go?
Flippant Culprit Sure thing. I don't
believe real estate in this section
worth carrying away. Detroit Tribune. '
NEW LIFE OF CHRIST.
A MONUMENTAL WORK BY A
lie Began HU Art Career as a Kkeptlr,
bat Is Now a Deroat Uellever En
gaged for Ten Years Upoa the Task
Ills Story of the Cedeener.
1S9 Edith Coues
contributes to the
Century an article
on the monumental
work of the French
artist. James Tis
sot. in Illustrating
"The Life of
Christ." The work
is shortly to be
published in Tours,
France. In the most
expensive form, f 1,000 each for
the first twenty-one copies, and
$300 each for the remainder of the
edition of 1,000 copies. The Century
has acquired the right of reproducing
a dozen of the finest of Tissot's pic
tures, and these accompany Miss
Coues article. The writer says: In
the Paris of to-day a great religious
work has been slowly accomplished, un
touched by the insidious influences
about it. In the production of this
work, which externalizes his full de
velopment as man and artist, M. Tis
sot has been impelled by a desire to use
his art for the purpose of presenting a
truthful idea of the figure of Christ and
the personages of his time to disen
gage the whole, as far as possible, from
the mass of conventional legend and
inaccuracy which surrounds that pe
riod, and through which we are accus
tomed to view its events. With this
Idea he made, in 1S8G, the first of two
journeys to Palestine, beginning a
serious study of its topography, and of
the various races which have from time
to time taken root there their man
ners, customs, dress, gestures, archi
tecture, government endeavoring to
sift through the overlying mass of
foreign influences (Arab, Turkish. Per
sian and Latin) the true elements of the
old Jewish civilization, and essaying, as
far as possible, to enter into the mental
and moral attitudes of that race of
Jlidea, so unique in Its design and des
tiny. With this end in mind It was
necessary to reproduce w'ith some de
gree of exactitude the external setting
of the events recorded in the Gospels,
and he has thus reconstructed the
architecture of that period with great
minuteness, proportioned after dimen
sions and descriptions given in old his
toric and religious works. He rebuilds
for us the ornate temples and houses of
the Herods, and the simpler and more
harmonious lines of older structures.
We see, too, the little Syrian villages,
with their narrow, winding streets and
square, low dwellings, lighted through
the door: and faithfully pictured are
the varying types of the Syrian land
scape, the smiling hillsides of Galilee,
the severe beauty of Samaria, and the
barren and melancholy wastes of Judea.
A devout Catholic, M. Tissot had,
among other opportunities for study,
the privilege of entering old monas
teries and churches, generally inacces
sible, where, jealously guarded from
profane eyes, are to be found ancient
and curious manuscripts, carvings, and
relics which throw new light on the
history of that time and the early cen
turies of the Christian era. Apart from
what would seem almost special powers
of intuition where his work is con
cerned, M. Tissot has been greatly
aided by a study of the Tannud, Joseph-
us, the early fathers of the church,
and the works of the celebrated ec
statics, among the last those marvelous
volumes of Katrine Emmerich, almost
unknown and now out of print, which
are among the most curious revelations
of the human mind. In, connection with
his work M. Tissot has made a new
translation of the Latin text of the
Vulgate. To those occupying them
selves with the history of that period,
and specially to the student of mystic
lore, the detailed catalogue of the pic
tures, accompanied by explanatory
notes, will prove of the highest inter
est, as M. Tissot is deeply versed in thai
symbolism which made the smallest of .
the Jewish rites and customs pregnant
with meaning. He has thus a signifi
cance for everything, from the jewel on
the breast of the high priest to the
color and shape of the garments of the
participant at a feast. It would be
difficult to overestimate the docu
mentary value of M. Tissot's great work
apart from its high esthetic merit.
Scene after scene is restored with what
would seem almost the power of a seer.
Each act is set in its peculiar and
fitting environment of place and con
dition, and the great drama unrolls
itself before us with a strange reality.
In the minute exactitude of the por
trayal one may follow the events with
something of the intensity of an eye
witness. The diversity of types repre
sented is most interesting in its ethno
logical and historic fidelity, being
drawn directly after those found there
to-day. and wfeich are presumably the
same now as then, enduring through
the inevitable changes of governments
and customs the centuries have brought
in their train. One sees the Jew, the
Pharisee, the scribe, the Greek, the
Egyptian, the Arab, the Roman, the
aristocrat, the slave, each type made
familiar by the Gospels, standing ouc
distinct, unmistakable even to the
casual observer. The Syrian woman,
too, has been faithfully pictured in her
dark-eyed loveliness and languid grace,
reaching her highest perfection in the
beauty of Mary the Mother and Mary
Magdalen. Specially interesting from
this point of view is the picture of the
sanhedrim, where every possible modi
fication of the Jewish type is repre
sented in that famous assembly which
so lightly pronounced the sentence that
has brought down on it the maledic
tion of all succeeding ages.
A Warrior Skeleton.
The skeleton of an Indian warrior at
least 6 feet 6 inches tall was found in
Muscongus, Me., a few days ago by two
men who were digging a cellar. The
body had been buried in a sitting pos
ture, facing east, and about it were
found iron implements and spear and
arrow heads, while around the arm
bones were copper bands, covered with
There are some 15,000 persons iu Lon
don whose professional occupation is
writing for publication.
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IS FOND Or BRIGHT COLORS.
Mrs. Alva VaadernlU Date oa fTwrM
One or the largt drawing rooms of
the New York residence of Mrs. Alva
Vanderbflt at Madison aveaue and Seventy-second
street is forty feet deep,
and its chief feature Is the magnificent
fresco work on the walls and ctJUgs.
Mrs- Vaiiderbilt has always been fond
of a great deal of color in the ornamen
tation of her numerous home3, and the
mass of richncs; to be found in these
apartments is almost oppressive. But
the fact that the ceilings are very high
tones down the wealth of color, and
the dainty furnishings give a bright
and cheery effect to the whole. Many
of the art treasure of Marble Nhouse
at Newport have been moved to this
house, for It was the Intention of the
mistress to make the braest possible
showing when all the fashionable world
came to see her daughter made "a duch
ess. One of her treasures Is a screen
in three sections, representing "Wine,
Women and Song." It was painted by
a notable German artist, and. although
but about four feet high and about the
same in breadth, cost the neat sum of
$7,000. The first section shows a Bac
chanalian cupid holding a wine cup;
the second, two cupids dancing at
tendance upon a beautiful woman, and
the third a singing cupid. The frames
are covered with velvet and the orna
mentations at the top of the standards
are or gilt. This is said to be the finest
screen in the country. The walls of
the drawing room arc nearly covered
with Gobelin tapestries, the intervening
space being devoted to magnificent
panels and medallions of a beautiful
decorative character. It is not proba
ble that elaborate floral decorations
will be used to ornament the house, as
it has always been Mrs. Vanderbllt's
policy to rely upon the permanent
splendor of her home. This was the
case when she gave her famous ball at
Marble house last August in honor of
her daughter. All the art treasures
which she had collected during the last
twenty years were exhibited, giving
guests at the dance more pleasure than
the customary profusion of flowers.
t'tirlon Lowe Story of l'rhn-e Rudolph
and 1'rliiress Stephanie.
The story of the formal loveittaking
of Prince Rudolph to Princess
Stephanie is thus told: He proposed in
person to th Princess Stephanie. King
Leopold H.'s eldest daughter, on March
7. 1S81. at an evening party given In
his honor in Laeken castle. Herrmann,
the famous conjuror, had been perform
ing in one of the great state saloons,
and a concert was being given in the
great conservatory attached to the cha
teau. Matters had been so arranged
that, while the general company
present were being conducted from the
scene of Herrmann's necromantic feats
to the winter garden Rudolph and
Stephanie were left together, tete-a-tete,
for a few minutes.
As soon is the coast was clear the
handsome archduke approached her
royal highness with a low and formal
obeisance, saying. "Madame, will you
take me for a husband?" to which
plainly-put question the princess, cour
tesying deeply, replied with equal di
rectness: "Yes. imperial highness."
"Your answer makes me supremely
happy," rejoined the archduke.
"And I," added the princess, "prom
ise that I will do my duty to you in all
No more was said, and the youthful
pair, arm in arm, joined the royal cir
cle. In the winter garden, where Ru
dolph, leading his betrothed up to her
father, addressed the king as follows:
"Sire. 1 have begged the Princess
Stephanie to bestow her hand upon me.
It is my privilege to inform you that
my petition has been granted."
"I rejoice, monseignenr," replied
King Leopold, "to greet you as my son-in-iaw."
Thereupon the princess embraced her
mother, and the betrothal was forth
with announced to the assembled
guests. Assuredly no words wer wast
ed by any interlocutor in these im
Traveled in a Man's Garb.
A woman clad in man's garb was
among the steerage passengers or the
American line steamship New York,
which arrived here from Southampton
iccently. The woman's name is Han
nah Nystrom. She is a Russian Finn
and she purchased a ticket at the
Southampton office of the company,
giving the name of Henry Nystrom.
She woie high-topped boots and a long,
double-breasted frock coat, and for
headgear she had tied a bright-hued
handkerchief over her locks. Her sex
was not discovered until the ship's
physician, who was making a round of
the steerage, vaccinating all the be-twet-n-decks
passengers who could not
show recent vaccination marks, ordered
her to bare her arm. She refused, and
it vis through the attention the refusal
attracted that her se:t vvat; discovered.
Then she admitted hr real name, ana
said she had adopted th disguise in
or'er to escape from a cruel husband.
She was removed to the women's quar
ters at Ellis island, and will lie allowed
to land as saon as she is provided with
suitable clothing. New York Times.
The KlnU Tree That Split a Roetr.
Among the hills of old Berkshire is
a noble birch tree, gigantic in trunk and
limb and abundant in foliage, which
toweis above it? neighboring compan
ions, but grows, apparently, out of an
immense granite bowlder. Here, one
might think, it would have paused, sub
mitting to the adamantine prefsure.
either crushed utterly to the earth or
dwarfed and deformed by its unyield
ing environment. But it had the ir
resistible evolutionary forces of nature
behind it. The sunlight above wooed
it from its prison house; it pushed up
ward toward the light. Gradually the
little crevice in the rock was widened,
the great bowlder was split asunder as
by the hammer of Thor the noble tree
was scarcely distorted by the struggle,
protected from destructive storms by
its conquered enemy. Boston Tran
script. Karaestaess la Religion.
In an English Christian Endeavor
Society the members daily write one
note of personal appeal for a decision
for Christ, and hand it to some one
that they may meet, in place of a
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