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OMAIl'A ' DAILY 1UW : StTNIAYf It M 25 , I'ACIKR.
iMiMtc TMi ( o iv TUP niM1 niMM/'i'
tllltlSllIASIXTIItBIihfll'Hll ' ! ,
Munificent Gift Distribution to Faithful
Employes in the BCD Building.
MADE A HAPPY LOT OF WAGE WORKERS
Mr. llntctinlrr'n Now Man iif ItrwnnlliiB
riiltlifnl mill Ktllclent Srrtlrn on Tlin HIM )
mill In the ItrcHiiltilliiK Mioitt
lii floury lilitrllmtcil.
ChriAxmns has boon slgnnllrcd In Tun Hrr.
building by n now ilcpnrturo tbnt will doubt
less become nn example tor men and eon-
renis tbat ronstnntly employ largo numbers
of liitcll'cnt ! ( ami skilled wage workers. The
affair \vns somewhat Impromptu , ami there
fore created an agreeable surprise. While
It Is true that only employes of Tnr. Hii : :
newspaper and Tnr. lir.r building wcro von-
rorncd , the public cannot fall to bo Inter
ested In a recital of what happened and how
It happened. The reportorl.il staff in this
Instance takes it upon itself to spealt for nil
the rest of the beneficiaries of Tun Hci :
t hrlstmas plft distrlbtition.
About neon yesterday a Keneral Invltntlon
was cxlendrd to the eililorial staff , prlntcis
and slereotyDcrs to meet at ! o'clock In tlio
spacious composing room. Tbis force ,
.luiiibi-rlni ? nearly l ( ) mm , gaUii-tod there ,
Hilda litllo later Mr. Host-water , editor-in-
chief , entered and without ceremony ex
plained thu purpose of the gathi-rlni ; as
.11 r. Iiisr\vutrr' ! 1-liin ,
"It has been my ile.slro for a number of
years to bo in n position to iwoRiiiro and
suitably reward the services of tliosn asso
ciated with mo in the production of Tin :
OMAHA linn. For the llrst time since its
first pnlilication , tv > enly-ono years ago , 1
flail myself In that condition. 1
have decided today to make a uni
form distribution of rewards in money
based on the time of service for every cm
plo.\o In the establishment. Tbose , of toursi
who have been here less than six months are
not considered permanently attached , but
.biKlnniiiK with Ihu messengers and going up
iho scale to heads of departments those who
hnvo been with us inoro than six months and
less than a j car will receive 'i : tliosn who
have served un more than one year and less
than two , ? . " > ; twoycais and up to three. t-tt ;
Ihrt-c ) years and up to four , Jl-l ; four yea is
and up to live , j O : live years and over , liXi.
Them will bo no distinction niadn between
the highest and lowest in tlie scrvlfe of Tin :
Jiir. : except that apprentices will bo given
" 1 trust that what we arc doing will bo
received with appreciation. Wo are trying
to rccogui/c merit and fidelity on the part of
all those connected with Tun Uiu. : and I
hope as the yea is go by that we \ \ 111 be able
to make Increased annual awards for merit
nml to make it desirable for any person who
works for wages to bo connected with Tin ;
OMAHA HKB and remain in its service con
scious of the fact that ho will profit by con
tinuing with us. "
AfknowlrilgFil by tlic Forrr.
Mr. Uosewatcr's remarks evoked onlhust-
\stic cheers. When the applause had sub
sided Mr. W. P. Coo stepped forward to ne-
tnowledgo the generous offer on behalf of
Iho assembled printers. He said :
"It becomes my duty , and it is my pleasure ,
o express appreciation of this liberal dona-
' .nation for members of tbo chapels of TUB
"MoiiNixn and Tin : Evn.xisii Uir : : , wlio have
always been llrst to recognize tbo fact that
Tin : Hnc has been devoted totbe interests of
organized labor ; wo recognize that fact and
we appreciate this gift all the more for
It.1' [ Applause. ]
Tbo members of the editorial staff met
nnd expressed a sense of high appreciation.
In Other Departments.
Tbo employes of the counting room , press
ix > om and mailing rooms were verbally
.lolilled by Mr. Fell , the business manager ,
! if the award niado to each under Mr. Kose-
.vater's plan. As might have been expected
the announcement created something of a
sensation and elicited expressions of warm
appreciation. In the counting room , nine
employes had served more than live years ,
and the same was true of two men in the
press rooms , and ono in the mail rooms , with
nearly an equal number who had been with
the paper for four years. In addition to this
the eighteen employes of the Heo lluilditig
company were rewarded on the same scale.
More than 1SS persons share Mr. Kose-
wator's munificence , tbo amount of which
aggregates nearly $2,000 in cash. This num
ber of course does not include many persons
who are. but temporarily employed or who
have served tbo establishment less than six
months. Tbero are other employes in the
latter class , numbering married men and
women , who each received n Christmas
Old Timers In the Service.
There are thirty-six persons who have
u-rvcrt Tin : BUB for over llvoyeais , each of
< vhom received S-'j , Of this * number
.nineteen are typos , nine are attaches
> f the business ofllco and four
are members of the editorial staff , In fix
ing the scale upon which the distribution
was made , no other standard was used ex
cept time of service. This unvarying rule
was uniformly observed from basement to
dome. It meant as much to the stoker in
the boiler room or to the men and women
who do janitor duty in the building us it did
to heads of departments. Ono woman in
particular , who has been employed continu
ously in scrubbing the tile floors since Tun
Hr.n building was completed , received SI 1 ,
while a typo , who lias been employed in the
news room lor about nine years , received
$ : . ' . " . It happened that ho was absent at the
appointed time yesterday , doubtless owing
to the fact that his wedding occurs today.
A happier lot of pcoplo could not IKIVO
been found yesterday than wore the em
ployes of Tin : Dm : , and to say that Mr.
Ifosowater'H generosity was heartily appreci
ated by them docs not half express it.
During the evening before the. work of setting
ting the typo for Tin : SUNDAY HUB was com
menced the. printers , stercotypers and press
men met and adopted the following rcsol-
Whereas , Wo Imvo this day been given an
additional and very substantial uvdlcncuof
Ihu Kcneious appreciation of MM vires , well
iccoiiipi'nscil olliri u Isc , performed In onrwiiyn
us employes of Tn u Ui'.n , and most tuiiBlblo
proof of tbo watchfulness and solicit mlo of
our employer for thu men uho are numbered
among Ihuvorkcr.s of Ills foico , u tnilt which
hys been hliown times without number In the
piovlslon of Improveil and iM-nulli-lnl methods
and appliances for tlm securing of Ihu comfort
of artisans In lno pursuit of their calling ;
thi'ieforo bo It.
llcsolvi'd , That \vo , tbo printers , sterco-
typcrx mid pressmen employed hy 'I'm : IlKi : ,
ifo hereby tender lo .Mr. Kdwaid Ito.so\uiter
our most bhieeie thanks , luvimipaiiyliiK the
hiimn with llu-coullal wish that the pleasant
relations \\liichliimi so long e.xlslcd In this
tiflli'o between master and man may never bit
marred hy a clash mom unpleasant Ihun Hint
which niiilcd : ; the afternoon of today , and
that the iiio.sperlty of Tin : Urn : may never
bo thu less because of thu liberal and uni
formly com Icons treatment nnlxei'sally ac-
coidcil to all nllliuj and bo ll further
KcMilvcd , That wo thank Jlr. ICiiMtwater as
much for I lie earnest of his faith In us as Ids
employes as for the inoro inuterlal fiiini of Ids
Ki-m-ioslty ; nnd bo IjUfurthi-r
ItCMilvcil , That " ! i copy of I IK-MI resolutions ,
Hiiltiibly eiis'iossed , bu prcsonled Mr. HOMI-
water by u cimindtteom this body , the em
ployes of Tin : llKK.
They "I'uKl.-il" Hilly.
"nilly" Huslln is the busy trafllo chief of
the Omaha ofticu of the Western Union.
"Hilly" often docs a trick at the key , but the
boys in the onleo did him a trick yesterday
that ho will not forgot. Ho had just "sat
in" to send on the Chicago wire when he ,
found It "open. " Ho started in to locate thu
'trouble. " Ho found it In short order , for
the entire operating force suddenly gathered
around him and "brolio in , " They got him
grounded" in a magnillcuit new chair and
connected him on to a lot of other oasv funil-
turu. Hilly tried to glvo the donors "Til , "
but the induction proved too great , and he
had to "break" for the open air. Later he
recovered his ncrvo nnd managed to got
through a message of thanks ,
They Watched Him ,
A pleasant surprise ! greeted County Treas -
urer II , H , Iroy yesterday afternoon , the em-
ployea of his oftico and friends presenting
him with u hundsomo gold watch. The prc
irntutlon was uuulo in tbo comity treasurer's
ofllco , Mr. P. 13. Bryant bunding Mr. Irej
HIP token with which the mnn.\ friends of
the immilarofiklnl testified their repinl for
him. in presenting the watch Mr llrynnt
referred to the uniformly kind and courteous
treatment accorded the employes of the
ofllep. and with appropriate remarks pre
sented the handsometoken. . The county
treasurer rt-sponded warmly , thanking these
who had BO substantially remembered him
and showed their appreciation of only a fair
and Impartial treatment.
The gift ! a handsome- one , suitably en
graved with the names of the recipient and
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
AT TIII : i'ioi-u's : ciitntcii.
llcnv I'mtor S-nIilirV I-'Im-h Ilnjeiyril Their
( 'lirMnnm Tree.
The Christmas festivities at the People's
church last evening were of a nature to
gladden the hearts of the chlldrcn and to
create a feeling of peed will nnd peace on
earth to all in the hearts of the grown pco
plo present. It was an occasion worthy of
Hcv. Mr. Savidge and his followers , who
contributed to the successful carrying out of
the project to furnish a small gift to the
children of the more unfortunate parents ,
who are to be found in all portions of the
The crowd began gathering long before 7
o'clock. Naturally enough the children pre
dominated to a very large degree , as is al
ways the case at Christmas time. The chil
dren came from all quarters , in pairs and
fours and squads , ami their Incessant chat
ter and merry laughter were not the least
unpleasant , and only lent charm to the night
of "Old Saint Nick. " Hy T o clock the
church was crowded with the youngsters
and the ladles and gentlemen who constitute
the membership of the People's church.
The audience was a study , and especially
the bright-eyed happy girls ami boys. A
llttio urchin from the bottoms related Christ
mas talcs to the uptown mechanic's son. and
they all united In having a royal good time.
It was a gathering of the children of the
common people , the poorer classes who am
unable to provide a Christmas upon so grand
n scale ns the more favored classes. That
fact does not make less enjoyable the day of
good deeds , and the childish heart does not
measure Its happiness by the standard of
gold. There is a sentiment and purpose In
the day that renders the child happy and no
envy Is to be found in the young heart that
beats beneath a homespun coat or a calico
dress. That was thesituation at the People's
church last evening , nnd that Is why there
was so much genuinehapplnct-s crowded into
such limited space.
On the platform was a large cedar tree ,
completely buried beneath u load of good
thinirs lo eat for the children. Small pack
ages were done up for each child present ,
and each received the same gift. In the
bright colored bags were pop-corn , candies ,
nuts and nn orange and apple went with
each ono. The youngsters were eager for
"Santa Claus" lo make his appearance and
distribute the gifts ? Ho came a few min
utes later and as bag after bag was handed
to the I'imny old man he distributed them
among his young friends.
Previous to the distribution of the gifts
for the children a program especially pre
pared for the occasion was rendered. The
exercises wcro participated in by the
scholars of the Sunday school , and consisted
of recitations , songs and an address by the
pastor , Hcv. Charles W. Savidge. Hut a
short time was consumed in the rendition of
About forty children from the bottoms
wcro brought to the church by Mr. A. T.
Alison hi the gospel wagon. That gentle
man returned the children to their
homes after the exercises were over ,
and bo had in charge a very merry
crowd of youngters , who insisted upon
awakening the echoes with all sorts of evi
dences of Joy , and a full demonstration of
the possession of lung power not lacking in
strength and volume.
It was u cold heart tbat was not touched
by the genuine happiness of tbo children ,
last night , and to Ihu People's church , iu ac
corded the credit of providing a Christmas
for many u child , who would otherwise not
liavo been the recipient of such kindness
and been denied the scmblr.nco even of
MA , I OK WII.CO.VS U1IKISTMAS.
( icncrnl Mimngpr t > f ( r < > wnInK , Klnj ; & Ci
Storu Iin ! < | iiets Ills ICiiipluyv.
Christmas eve was most pleasantly ob
served by Major Hobcrt S. Wilcox , manager
of Browning , King & Co.'s Omaha house
who availed himself of the occasion offeree
by the season of general hospitalityandgooi
cheer to entertain the employes of Urn' '
establishment at a holiday supper a
MoTaguo B. Ho desired to express to the
score of energetic young men , whose faithful
work and hearty co-operation liavo brought
tbo year to such a satisfactory termination
for the bouse , his appreciation of their ef
forts , and bo very happily concluded that
this could bo done in no more fitting and
pleasant manner than by bringing them to
gether around a well spread board for an
hour of feasting and social relaxation from
business cares ,
When tbo store was closed at 10ftO : , at tbo
end of the busiest week in its history , the
Jovial crowd of salesmen were piloted to the
restaurant by tbo major himself , and took
possession of the long table that had been
arranged for their coming , and there until
nearly midnight they discussed the choice
viands that best satisfy that sometimes
aching void , that anatomists liavo desig
nated as tbo stomach , but which Is generally
referred to on occasions of this kind as tbo
These present were : Major H. S. Wilcox- , .
Charles Shirt-man , W , K. Goodman , James
Patton , Nat Hryson , Arthur Siiuier , U. A.
Izaiil , A. W. Whitacre. Fred Schneider ,
Theodore Goodman , ICd Wilcox , Al Hcnson ,
Phil Lindberg , Archlo Templeton , J. 10 ,
Himoe , Charles Crouch , II. C. Uodmau , II ,
W. Schrevc , S. P. Carlson , F. L. Adams , and
several of the representatives of the press.
The affair was tbo second of u series of
annual suppers , Inaugurated by Major Wil
cox , and it was oven more of a success than
its predecessor. While the spread was all
that could liavo been desired , it was by no
means the best feature of the evening , as it
was In the occasion itself and the goodfcl-
lowship that attended it that lay tbo chit-r
est charm. It intensified the feeling of
friendliness between the employer and em
ploye , and engendered a mutual confidence
that will bo felt and appreciated by both.
It was in keeping with the growing tend
ency in all branches of business to make the
Interests of the two identical , and outward
evidences left little room for doubt as to the
success of the experiment.
"Tho last car" mingled regretfully with
the heartily spoken "Good nights. " as the
merry party broke up. In u fragrant halo
that suggested a southern clime , while
cordially expressing wishes for happiness on
the morrow , but half concealed inward regrets -
grots that the almanac tabooed thcso Christ
mas gatherings oftcner than once a twelve
i : tertilm : > d tlin l.uliu Pupils.
Nearly IKK ) pupils of Uiko school attended
the violin recital given last Friday afternoon
by Charles A. Iliggins , assisted by Miss
Anna L. Ootty , contralto , and Miss Daisy A.
Hlgglns , pianist. It was an enjoyable enter
tnlniiient. The program rcndort-d was as
vii.iiii nln . janivatlna liaiv
mini i um. | jtui-jpnidi ' .
| ) 1'ollsli .National .
Dance . \Vlenla wskl 1
Contralto Holo-Murrv Ilinwn Thiiish. . . .
. 1) . itnck
.Miss Anna I , . ( Jetty.
Piano Solo Love's . . . . ) IllggliiH
.Miss Daisy Illlns. .
Violin Solo-I.e emln . \Vlcnlausld
Charles U. Ill ulns.
font nil to Holo-liaUlleu , with violin obll-
gate . Coombs
ilKsAnnal , ( felly
Violin Polo y.laennur Welsen ( Jypsy
t Dance . burasalu
Charles A. Illgglns. *
City Clerk drove" Itemembrrctl , '
City Clerk Groves was presented with a
handsome , gold-headed , ebony cano by the
employes of his department yesterday. Thu
stick was handed Mr. Groves on behalf of
the employes by U , H , Hah'ombc , with many
kind and pleasant words. The employes
had all been remembered in a substantial
way by the city clerk.
The janitor was not /orgottcn by Mr ,
Groves , who made him a present , of u
" 'jKissuni" and a big fat turkey , Everybody
in thu clerk's ollico has today reason for
remembering the genial city official.
Uldn'l rurgft tint I'oor.
Many llrelcss hearths wcro made to plow
and many empty cupboards were filled with ' *
the good things of lifo yesterday by the hi' >
dies of the City mission. Several wagon
loads of provisions woru distributed , the
South Oniutio packers being extremely lib
eral In contributing menls The Ciulnli.v
company sent several ImHrnd iHmnds of
choice moat and over UK ) families will today
have milHtantlnl reason for remembering the
the generous doners. On Thnrsdnv a dinner
will ho given to the mission children si-wing
and Sunday school classes at the building ,
corner Tenth and Capitol avenue.
All iii.nycd : | It.
A delightful Christmas eve party was
given at the Merrlnm last evening for the
guests of the house. Miss Maishnll nnd Miss
Van Olesen and Mr , Peck wcro the princi
pals in the work of preparation and carrying
out the program. The parlors were decorated
with evergreen , and as a gift from the
boarders the parlor doors wcro hung with
beautiful portlercr , and the central parlor
window was handsomely draped , a testimon
ial to Mrs. Derby , who lias recently became
the proprietress of the house , atler.llng the
popularity in which she is held by those who
make their homo with her. A quartollc
( Miss Mai-shall , Miss Van Glcseu. Mr.
Vaughn , Mr. Joplln ) suig : "O Christmas
Star , " and for an encore , "Merry
Christmas Hells. " Miss Marshall
sang "Du Quai Soair T-agrlnu. " by Donizetti ,
and she rendered the dlfllcull selection so
charmingly tbat she was obliged to respond
with a solo , nearly equally as pleasing. Miss
Van Glesen recited "The Spoiled D.irling , "
and. being called back again , she favored
her appreciative listeners with "A Funny
Story , " both splendidly rendered. The
Christmas Pie. containing gifts for all pres
ent , wasjiresided over by Mr. Peck , and the
distribution caused great merriment. Danc
ing , high five and refreshments filled out the
most delightful Christmas eve in the history
of the Merrlam.
A Christ nun Card.
TO TIII : ( inti.sNI > imvs or OMAHA.
Dear tills nml boys of Omaha , 1 wish you all
good cheer ,
I wHi you all a merry Christmas and u happy
1 wish that Santa Clans may como to you each
and everyone ,
That you may all Unit whiit. you "wl-h' for
and have "just lots of fun. "
I wish the coast Ing and thu skating may bu
( rood enough "lo keep , "
I wl.'h that your vacation mlphl bu longer
than a week ,
And 1 wish , Ol I can't tell you all the things I
wl-h for you.
Hut nioie than Mil , I wish yon happiness no
matter what you do ,
So here's a merry" ChristmasOI A merry
Christ mas , ul
To the clrls and boys of Omaha , a merry
Chi 1st mas , Ol
KATIimit.ST. M. ICllAN.Q
Omaha , December 24. IHO'J.
Christmas for the..ill ) liinmtcs.
The Bright Jewels Hand , composed of
young girls , will see to it that every prisoner
in the county Jail receives a letter on Christ
mas. They had intended to make each some
lltth ) present , but on ascertaining that the
number now confined there is eighty-six they
concluded that it would bo impossible for
them lo carry out their original plan , es
pecially us they had previously arranged to
do something for the little ones in the
Orphans Homo in Council Bluffs.
The sheriff has furnished a list of the
names of the prisoners to Mrs. Hov. J. M.
Wilson , in accordance with her request , and
the letters will bo forthcoming , together
with a good sized bundle of good literature.
Hc'Miemliered Jlr.t. Snivey.
The members of the police force presented
Mrs. W. S. Sc.avoy , wife of the chief of police ,
with a handsome gold watch , chain and
charm last night. Sergeant Ormsby niado
the presentation speech and tbo chief replied
on behalf of his wifo. The gift of the de
partment was valued at Sx''l ) .
Sumo Chi'lstntUH ICiilertaliinients- .
At Trinity Methodist church Monday
evening A Little Old Folks entertainment
will be given by the "littlo tots" of the
primary department. The entertainment
will bo unique and will delight all who tire
fortunate enough to be present. The ar
rangement for tbo uniform treat for the
Sunday school will afford a pleasant sur
At Castcllar Street Presbyterian church
Friday evening A holiday sociable.
At Westminster Presbyterian church Sat
urday evening- Entertainment by tbo Sun
At First United Presbyterian church Mon
day evening - Christmas reunion of Sunday
At Kbuntzo Memorial Lutheran church
Monday evening Services by tbo Sunday
At German Evangelical Lutheran church ,
both Saturday and Monday evenings
At St. Paul's mission of South Tentl :
Street Methodist Episcopal church ( end of
South Thirteenth street motor line ) Satur
day evening Entertainment.
At St. Mary's Avenue Congregation ! ! '
church Monday evening Christmas cantata
and festival for the children and their
At Immanuel Baptist Monday evening-
Sunday school sociable.
At Plymouth Congregational Saturday
evening Entertainment and distribution o"
A Christmas reunion of the parish am
Sunday school of All Saints church wil
take place on Tuesday next , Uoccmbur ! i ,
iif Metropolitan hall on Harnoy street.
children will hold the fort from -I p. in.
7 : < H ) p. m. and the adults from 7U : ; ! to 11 p
in. These social events of All Saints an
eagerly looked forward to by the members o
the parish and are always a delight to younj
M.lltlUKl ) TO I'.ty A DKIIT.
Sale of u Sow York ( llrl hy Her l-'itther t
Satisfy u C'reilltor.
KINGSTON , N. Y. , Dec. 34. A story of a gh
being sold iu marriage comes from No\
Lebanon , Columbia county. The case wa
brought to light by tbo arrest of CScors
LcTiarnes , his wife and Susan M. Uuilcy , tli
girl's mother , charged with intoxication
LeHarnes was sent to jail for six months fo
disorderly conduct and tbo women wore pt-i
milled lo go. Tlio i/lrl-wifo says slio wa
married lo LeBarnes on July ill ) last at tb
ago of II. Ham null , a Justice of tbo peace
performed the ceremony. She said that she
did not cure much about marrying tbo man ,
but as her father owed him u little over$13
she thought she should marry him. Her
father wished bur to marry thomanand said
bo would provide for her better than ho
could afford lo. Tbo girl siys : LoHarnos
treated her well , The mother of Iho girl
ways she know money was paid as nn induce
ment to llio marriage but did not know how
'Jill' : DK.ll'H HULL.
Hon. C. It. Miles Culloil-OtliprH Wlm Hiivo
( > onu to Their Htnvurd.
CiiAiu.nsTox , S. C. , Dec. " 1. lion. Charles
Hiehiirdson Miles died hero yesterday.
Monu.i : , Ala. , Dec. 31. John Dakar , of the
United States revenue marine service , com
mander of the cutter So ward , on the gulf ,
died yesterday at J'.vss Christl'in , Miss. ,
aged 02 years , lie was a native of Sajcin ,
Mass. , and had been In the Hcrvico of the
government since 1601. His remains will bo
sent to Salem.
NKW YOIIK , Dec. 24. .losiah M. Fisko
dropped dead while entering the American
Kxelwngu National bank at Cedar street and
Ilroadway yesterday. Mr. Fiskc had been n
director of the bank for forty-six years in
continuous service. Ho had coma down town
lo attend n directors' meeting. Air. Fisko
was passing the paying teller's window.
when , without a word , ho staggered and fell
forward , dying the instant ho fell ,
.Mexican Truopnftrr Smuggle- .
SAN Miot'ni. , Alex. , Dec , 24. Excifemcut
was created among tli3 federal troops sta
tioned hero last night by n report brought
by n courier that several hundred well armed
men had been seen near San Fernando Do
Past ! In Iho slalo of Tamaullpas , It is be-
lluvcd the force is a band of smugglers and
brigands not connected , with the border
revolutionary movement , A detachment of
troops was sent after them ,
NEW YOHK , Dec. 34. The man who robbed
the house of Warden I'illsbury of tlio peni
tentiary on lUachwell's island of $ ' . ,000 worth
of silverware last Tuesday was arrested In
this eity yesterday. His naino is George AV ,
Carter and lie hud been an Inmate of the
penitentiary for nearly a year. Ho was dis-
charged on December 13. The stolen property -
erty was all recovered.
f * -
TROOPER'S ' PATJT , CHRISTMAS
Ho Roilo Away from Poit on Duly as a
DEATH LURKED BEHuND THE ROCKS
I'linn fur .Making the. , 'uVd nntl Mnry IlitlW
Interrupted liy tlie.Ordi'r * of the Com-
innndrr An liiHile'nt ( if tin-
"It's hard luck I" growled the cor
poral , as ho settled the saddle on his horse's
back , and cinched it tight by the dim light
of the lantern held by the sergeant of Iho
stable guard. "Of all days in the who "
bloomln' year , when mo and Mary had laid
all our plans for the kid's Christmas. God
bless him ! A soldier 'ain't got no call to get
married , anyhow. So , whoa , Pet ! you'll
have work enough before night , for the old
man says wo'll have to cnleh L troop by the
time the boys go into camp. Jim. you go off
guard this morning.Won't you stop at Iho
shack when you're In town and tell Mary
she and the kldll haveto eat Christmas pie
by themselves ? And bully mince pies them
arc of Mary's , too. Eat some for me. Jim ,
and cheer the old girl up a bit. Well , so
long ! " writes U. F. Xogbaum in Harper's
The trumpets were sounding merrilv , and
the quick martial reveille gave glad greeting
to the dawn of Christmas day , ns the cor
poral rode out from the post. The soldier
turned In the saddle for a moment , looking
longingly back beyond the bnildlnga of the
garrison toward the dark mass of houses of
the little frontier town lying in the vallev
behind him , where the smoke of early fires ,
misty blue against the morning sky , rose
straight up in the still air. There , in a little
tlo house on the edge of Iho settlement , was
the corporal's humble homo ; there Mary and
his ono little child were already awake , look
ing forward to the coming of husband and
father and the Christmas feast , so much
talked about ami for which such grand
preparations had been iiiadi. Only a dav or
two ago the package of toys from the east
had arrived and tliecorpor.il and ills wife as
they unpacked the parcel and exposed the
treasures it contained to admiring friends ,
bad reveled in Joyful anticipation of the de
light of the little oneat the wonderful things
Santa Claus brings to all good little bovs at
the merry Christmas lime.
And now , without warning , the hard exi
gencies of his service had called the soldier
away. A "good man and true" was required
for instant duty , and the corporal had been
aroused from his cot in barracks and
ordered-to ride haul with dispatches for the
commanding officer of n detaclimenl which
had left the post on a scout n day or so be
fore. Everything had been so quiet for
months past that no ono dreamed of sum
mons to take Iho field , and oven now il was
only the breaking away of half a dozen rest
less , thieving bucks from tbo reservation
some miles distant that hail caused troops to
bo sent out to head them off and prevent
With a sigh of disappointment and regret ,
and a parting wave of his hand toward the
town , the cavalryman touched his horse
lightly with hia spurred boot heel , and in
an easy canter started down thu slope on his
long and dreary ride. The winter so far
had been very mild in Ibis far south
western region. A light powdering of snow
whitened the wide plains stretching away
before the corporal to the distant rolling
hills , dotted hero and there with black
masses of volcanic rojk , an.l to the dark
mountain ranges bordering the hori/on. Up
-nino the sun , glowing rosy red , casting long
jluo shadows from every bit of bunch-grass ,
"rom every twig that protruded above the
inootli snowy surface , and gilding the crests
if the mounds with a ghccn of golden glory ,
t was a grand morning for a ride , and as
bey moved onward 4wso and man quick
ened with renewed vigor in the bracing at-
iiiosphere. Though bitter the corporal's
disappointment , longhabits of passive obeili-
cnco to the orders of his superiors had
undo somewhat of n philosopher of him and ,
is milo after mile of the Journey was
aid behind them , his spirits rose , and liopic-
, urcd to himself the joy of the meeting
vlicn , bis task accomplished , ho would once
[ iioro bo with his loved ones.
On ho rode , now following the windings of
seine coelce , now loping over smooth-rounded
buttcs , where the wind had blown away the
snow , exposing the wide , rough , deep-rutted
trail he was following. Ileru a stream was
crossed , the thin coating of ice on the edges
cracking and breaking under the horse's
hoofs ; then , scrambling up the steep bank
on the opposite side , on they sped over
some smooth plateau. Far above , a hawk
circled ; occasionally a jack rabbit would
scurry away like a Hash , scattering Iho
'ight snow in little smoke-liko puffs
tndcr its flying feet. Good cavalry soldier
that ho was , the corpural would halt
once every hour or so to shift the heavy
saddle , and to let bis four-footed companion
browse for n moment on the tops of such
bunches of withered brown gr.iss as came
within his reach. Then to horse again , and
away for another stretch on the road. Hour
after hour passed ; a gray mist gathered
over the sky , shutting In the sail. Wild and
desolate , scarred and seamed by gully and
canyon , and strewn with rock and boulder ,
the foothills now rose on every side , and Iho
trail grow more and more indistinct , hero
entirely lost under the snow , then showing
for a short distance on some steep hillside.
Intent only on accomplishing his mission ,
the corporal pushed gallantly onward , until
his Journey already half made , ho pulled uii
by a little pool , and mailo hasty preparations
for a noonday meal. Secured by the long
picket rope , with loosened girth , and heavy
bit slipped from bis mouth , his horse was
soon crunching the grain spread bcforhin
from the canvas nose-bag , while a fov
twigs gathered near at hand furnishei
a sm.ill lire lo beat the coffee Iron ,
the corporal's canteen. Save for their pres
ence , no sign of lifo broke thu solltudo of the
wilderness , and no thought of danger dis-
lurbcd the bravo fellow's mind , as. silting
there by the lire , bo looked long and lovingly
at the portrait of a little child , which ho
brought forth from Iho inner pocket of hi
Is there nothing to glvo him warning
Kouso , corporal , rouse I I ook about you
man ! Danger is near , horribly near ! Dan
ger in tboso dan : forms lying motionless as
the black rocks about them , in Iho glitter of
the savage eyes that have been watching
the approach of the hated white man for an
hour past !
"Well kid tills ain't the
, , exactly kind of
Christmas dinner wo1 thought wo was to
have , is it , you little rascal ( Anyway , I'm
going lo have a reminder of you , and your
pleluro is lo uit on them there stones while
your daddy cats Ills dinner. Lord ! I ord !
but 1 did want to sw that youngster when
ho found what Santy Claus brought this
morning ! " And something l > lurs Uio cor
poral's eyesight , nii l ho chokes as ho swal
lows his hardtack.
House , corporal , rouse ! Look about you ,
man I The dark forms by the black rocks
are moving , slowly gl.iding , llko snakes ,
nearer and nearer , Lift pot a sound breaks
the silcnco of winter brooding over the land ,
u silence as if of death.
"And Mary , tool She ( ain't a-going to Imvo
that brooch till I get back again. It's a
dandy , and 1 wouldn't miss seeing the old
girl wearing it for the first time for n
colonel's commission and don't you forgot
it ! J rd 1 how I wish -f was with them now 1
Darned if that pleluro don't look as if the
dear litllo cuss was smiling at mo I Are you
thinking of your daddy , old fellow ! Well ,
hero's to you. Mary ! hero's to ywi , kid ! Gou
blcssyou , and a merry Christmas 1"
Corporal 1 corporal i for the sake of all that
life holds dear lo you 1 Up , man , up ! * * *
The sharp , vicious crack of a rifle ,
"one lightning stroke of agony , " thu wild
exultant yell of savage triumph , and then
Iho silence of winter brooding over the land.
Poor Mary 1 poor little kid I
Tlin 1'lru Hccoril.
DOVEII , Del. , Deo. 24. Fire yesterday
nearly destroyed the village of Magnolia
near hero , The lire destroyed the postollleo
and general sloro of William Grace and
several dwellings. Loss , about $1',000 ; par
tially covered by insurance.
Bitooiu.v.v.N. Y , , Deo. 21. Bailer's hotel , u
well known stopping place for road men and
bicyclists going to and from this city to
Coney Island , was destroyed by tire yester
day. Loss. $40,000 : no Insurance.
KANSAS Cnr , Mo. . Deo. , 24. The building
ntNoWM W\nirlotio stroot. wvnplod liv
the Atlas Carriage comprtm was dcstrove I
bv llrolust night , together with contents.
Uws. fW.flOOj fullInsured. .
l/oxtmy , Deo. S4. Fire- this mornln * de
stroyed the publication ofllco of the- ( Hobo ,
the oldest evening paper in the city. The
lo * Is heavy.
Hnooui.vs , N. Y. . Doe. S4.-I.ovy Bros. '
dry goods store binned thN morning. 1/osi.
fclTO.UOO. The firm has another stow In
it.tn w.iTKit , A > /-O/.SD.V. .
Tlint Wm Wlial Wa < HIP .Miillrr at Ilinnr-
Mend , S : j CniMfuril ,
UNION-TOWS , Pa , . Dec. 24. T. .1. Crawford ,
president of Ihe famous Homcslcad advisory
board , speaking of the alleged poisoning of
nonunion workmen , says the water at
Homestead Is bad and makes every-
Iwdy sick before becoming accustomed to .
it. He declares the story of the poisnnlng Is '
trumped up to avoid suits for damages In
large amounts by ivlatlves of men who died
nnd that it is cheaper to biro witnesses to
testify falsely than to pay half n million-
IlliiinU' Siirgron Ceneriil ,
CllicAiii ) . 111. . Dee. SI. Governor Alteldt
has selected for surgeon general of the Il
linois National guards Dr. N. Semi of this
city , founder of the National Association of
Military Surgeons of the National guards of
the I'nlted States , and president of that as
sociation since its organiratlon , two years
ago , in this city.
A Now Light on Some of Ainerlrn's rum-
nut Writer * .
Cranks nro diMisjrcotiblo ccotlats ns n
rtilo , but occasionally tlio very violoncc
of their eccentricities mttkcs them minis-
in p. San I'Yiuieisco bus u uusp in point.
A crank writing in the lixaiuinor uiulor
the luuno of Atnbrosu Htcrt-o look oe-
t-iision the other day to write ot Jninos
Whitcomb Hlloy , nnii the picturesque-
ness of his plirasos makes his bcorltifj
positively divertitir } :
"Mr. Hiley of. course knows nothing of
poetry , " writes this critic. "Ho hits not
written n line ot it , uor of nnyUiing re
sembling it. * * * In the dirt of his
'lUtvloct' there is uo grain of jjold. ll's
| ) : vthoi ! la bathos , his sonUmont sedi
ment , his 'homely philosophy' brute
platitudes bonslsoftho Ik-Id of thought ,
llo preaches with ati impediniont in hia
prcncb. His humor ilooa uiit nmuso.
Ills characters tire stupid nnd forbid
ding to the last supportable degree ; bo
has just enough of creative power.to
lind them ignoble and lenvo thorn offen
sive. His dictation is without felicity ,
bis vocabulary Is not English , bis in
short , Mr. Uiloy writes through his
"I urn something sick ot tbo pigno-
ramoua crow of uuiliiiguists , cneopho-
nologists and apostropliogrnpbora who
think tboy got close to nature by de
picting the sterile lives tuul limited
emotions ot the gowks and soilhoppers
that speak only to innglo their tongues ,
and move only to full over tholr own
feet. To tills blessed bliithorhuod of
illltorury bumpkins balotigH. also , that
other polo' the pcoplo , Mr.Vill Givlo-
ton. who , if God over sues him wilt go
over tbi ) hill to the poor bouse and stay
there till deixth do him part. * Another
member ot the hideous confraternity la
ono Heel Chandler Harris , who bus so
long obtained money under false pre
tenses by dragging an impossible old
nigtjor fabulist through the magazines
that ho has worn till the black olT him.
But the reek remains , a permanent her
itage to popular literature.
"Male and female created Ho them.
Mary E Willuus furnishes forth her
weekly outnut of New-English antiques
and dotcslablcs , tiling their teotli wiVh
their tunguos , to the inexpressible un-
comfortlngof the auditory nerve. AIiry :
Murfroo , in perpetual session on the De-
jcetnblo mountains , with a Itipful ot little
tlo tin clay-oatera and snuff-rubbers ,
sweats great bonds of blood to build the
lofty crime nnd endow it with enough
galvanic vitality to stand alone while
aho reach for more mud for n new crca-
, ion. There follows an interminable
.ail of iinltatresseB , causing two ' dia
lects ' to grow where but one grew be-
'ore , and rabbiting the literary preserve
with a multiplication of impossibles to
ipcak them. And wo forbid them cot ,
or of auch is thothingdom of American
DRIFTING IN MID OCEAN.
\n Abandoned Vessel I-'loiits Alxint Tor
Nearly Two Yeir ;
The chances are that the wreck of the
American schooner Wyer G. Sargent
will yet bo towed inta some port. The
derelict , when last slorhtcd , was in a re
markably good condition. Mouths ago
the wreck was announced as having
been b.'okon ui > , but the steamship
Asiatic Prince which got into port yes
terday , says the Now York Advertiser ,
reports having sighted the derelict
about 1)00 ) miles duo east of Bermuda.
Tlio Sargent is ono of the most inter
esting and remarkable of derelicts. She
was dismasted in the latter part of
March , 1S91 , in n givlo olTCnpa HaUbras.
Her crow was rescued by a Norwegian
bark. Tlio abandoned schooner had
aboard 52-5,000 worth of mahogany , and
it was not until his vessel showed signs
of foundering that her hkipper , Captain
Sargont , who was a part owner in the
vessel , consented to abandon her.
Wrecks , especially lumber laden
wrecks , soon break up , as a result of the
movement of the timbers inside the
hull , but the Sargent's cargo was excep
tionally well stowed , and lias not become -
come dislodged , and that Is probably
the reason she Is afloat today.
Her travels since she bccamo a wreck
have boon remarkable. She has boon
sighted lwoiily-oven times since then
nml in this way it has been compara
tively easy to follow hoiin her aimless
cruise. When abandoned she drifted ii :
a northeaatorly direction almost cleui
across tbo ocean ; then she came biok : ,
ami in the summer of 18'I ) was nighled
again several hundred miles east o
Bermuda. She has since remained withii
a radius of ; ! 2 , " > miles of a point GOU miles
6outliwo.nl of the Azores.
Whcuovor sighted the most eonspteu
ous object iiothio In ho derelict is the
anchor , which ha s from the cat
head , and has hu1S' | there since the
day she was abandoned oil Ilattcras.
The anchor was btill in the same
position when seen by thu Asiatic
Prince. .There were no signs of the vcs-
hol breaking up. Frequent attempt- *
have boon made to low the wanderer
Into port , but the seekers nftor salvage
money had only their trouble for their
Big ocean tugs have gone out and
cruised for days in search ot the derelict
echoonor , but the most persistentHoarch
always failed. Frequently , when vessels
came to port and repotted having
sighted the Stirgent , giving the exact
longitude and latitude , wreckers wouid
steam at once for the locality , but none
have over boon able to lind her.
Calculations show that the Sargont
lias drifted ovo5,000 : miles at a rate of
over eight knots a day. Up to yestoroay
she had been a wanderer far (110 ( days
She Jma boon longer ulloat than any
other Known derelict , and her condition
Is such that she will probably remain
afloat for iitrotbor year at least.
I'lrltril Up r ,000 In Dm Street.
By the strange and almost miraculous
intervention of circumstances Frank
Morton , superintendent of the construc
tion of the new Art institute , was saved
the loss of u $5,000 draft yesterday , Hays
the Chicago Horuld. Mr. Morton's
ollicovr8 formerly in Iho Art Institute ,
but lie hns lately moved to nn Impro
vised oulco in tlio yard ntljncont to the
now building , Yostordny n le-ttcr car
rier delivered at tlio Art institute U\5 !
letters addressed to .Mr. Morton. The
messenger ripped them open when ho
took up bis mail , but found bis mistake
before ho examined the con tan 19.
The address read "Now Art InslUulo , "
und the manager sent his ollico bov to
romnll the letters. The bov took them
to tbo mail box In front of the Vlulurln
hotel , but instead ot dropping them
both In the box , one fell to the pave
Frank Morton walked out ot the Vic
toria hotel yesterday iittoriioon enjoying
his after lunch cigar and started for a
stroll down Iho avenue. The brocxes
from the Inko wore a little fresh and he
buttoned 1 his ulstorclosoly around him as
ho quickened his pace , Sudilotily ho
slopped. "Ah , wh-it's this ? " ho asked
himself , as he noticed a letter on thu
"A letter some ono has dropped ; prob *
nbly worthless. " He was about to throw
the letter down , when , turning it over ,
ho saw his own name on the face ot the
envelope. Tlwit "worthless" little piece
of pupur began to bo intorcstiiiu , and
when ho pulled out the contents and
found a $ . > , UUOdraft It was very interest
ing. But the whole Hung pu//lod him.
Uo could not account for the circum
stance , so ho dropped in at the Art in
stitute to talk it over mid the conversa
tion ho had there made" the whole thing
WHAT HE HAD.
The l'ei | > ery Kxiterleneo "C n Cincinnati
Cincinnati Commercial : She hur
riedly thrust Into place her escaping
hnirplus ami opened the door in Garfield -
field plac-o with a viuegnrlsh sweep.
"Madam , " said ho , briskly opening
the book beneath his arm , " 1 have
"Well , " she sputtered , like n spiteful
eat , "I don't want it ! I've got three
lives of Christopher Columbus now , and
wouldn't give house room to any more
such trash ! You can just move on. "
and she started to clo.se the door in his
"But , madam , " ho expostulated , " 1
have a "
"Don't ca-oit you have ! ' ' she snarled1
"you cin't : soil mo any of your souvenir
hooks ot Chicago at any price. I
wouldn't use one lu the woodshed to seta
a sloppail on ! There nin't a Cincin
nati woman on the Ohio exhibit hoard ,
and wo won't forgot the insult soon , 1
I tell you. Chicago cai just "
"But , my dear madam , " he cried
ileadingly"you are entirely mistaken !
I have hero a "
"Didn't I tell you to move on ? I don't
want a blrd's-oyo view ot Jackson park ,
nor a plan of the exposition grounds and
"But , gracious heaven * , m idam , " he
cried , growing red In the fnco , "it you
would only lioar mo ! I tll you 1 have
"And I toll you I .vou't have it ; and 1
won't listen ; and I'll ' yell for the police
it you don't tret out of hero with your
plague-takcd Lifo ot Jay Gnuldl I doii't
want to know anything about the Wiz
ard ot Wall street , and I don't c.iro a
picayune how ho made his money. Go
on , or I'll fccream for help ! " and she be
gan to jump up and down hysterically ,
while her angry voice wont up to Q
"Guod heavens , madam ! " ho howled ,
ns ho waved his frantic arms and tried
to make himself hoard , "Gimme n half
: i chance to got a word in edgewise ,
.von't you1 I toll you I haviiV
"You havn't got the common instincts
ot politeness ! " said she in u shrill fal-
otto voico. "That's what you haven't
jot. Persecuting a poor lone widow like
his ! You're : i scoundrel ; that's what
v'ou are nmkintr a pretense of your old
White Mountain cook book and a pic
ture of Baby lluth to insult uiipi-otootod
"oinales ; coming right into quiet homes
ii'itli your vulgar nostrums for cramp
ind Inlluunzi ; your drasty messes for
daubing up roach holes and Idli
ng bedbugs ; driving busy folks
cra/.y with your good-for-notli-
' ng uan-opcners and rattlo-tr.ip lluting
rous , your torn-foolish recipes for corn-
salvo and pernickeity prescriptions for
chicken pip ! Aren't you nsbaincd ot
yourself , a great , grown man like you ,
"mposing on weak women , insulting
orn mothers and bereaved wives ? Ain't
you ashamed ot yourself , you old old
old pl-rute ? ' ' and she burst into
"Madam , " said lie , in a tone that was
it once brimstone and treacle ;
" .Madam , " you've got a wheel in your
head. I'm driver for Colonel Weir's
Adams Express company , and I have
a package for you from Columbus , prepaid -
paid , .and if you don't receipt for it
pretty soon and stop this lunacy , jug-
gered it 1 don't liavo you arrested for
provoking a breach ot the peace , or
liavo you sent to the Athens asylum
for the Insane ! I'm paid to deliver
package' , but I'll bo darned if I've got
to stand hero nnd lot you lling your
double-ended stinger Into mo this hero
way another minute ! " and ho jammed
tbo pencil into her simple lingers ,
jubbed the book into her unresisting
hands , throw the package with a thumi
into the corner , stamped down the wall )
and drove on a dead gnlloj ) all the way
to Elm street , while she dried her tears
and odoned the package on the bide
porch in the cold , so as to whet the
envious curiosity of the grocer's wife
who lived next door.
Chicago Tribune : In the brilliantly
lighted parlor they sat.
Ho and sho. Alone.
She reclined at ease in an elegant
satlu-covorcd sofa chair , while ho sat
nervously on the extreme cdtro of a
chair ot severer pattern and listened to
the convulnlvo thump , thump with which
his agltatod heart set-mod to bo jump
ing up mid down on his ear-drums.
"Can't you answer mo now , Mib3
Marie ? " ho pleaded.
"Mr. Sbiiekclforil , " she replied , after
pause , "do you think you ought toaslc
young woman to bo your wife who
doesn't oven know your immu ? "
"My nmnol" ho exclaimed.Surely
I have signed it often enough in my
notes and letters to you ! "
"You have always bignod It Harry D.
Slmekolford. That is not your full
name. What I ) , stand for ? "
"You have guessed it , Miss Spanglor , "
he said , rising to go. "It stands for
Tliit' : WluU Sim Dili.
The fair young Chlcngoun'shand had
been sought , and to some extent found
bv a dlstiguishod Europo.in nobleman.
"That she was rich it is hardly neces
sary to btuto.
That ho was poor but titled is equally
unnecessary of statement.
The glii'n father was a eiinun pure
American. He had fd/od up the noble
At the sumo time ho was fond of his
"Daddy , " fiho said to him in her niry-
Airy-Lllliun-lnkofi'ont uv.inncr , "tho
ount lias pepped the question. "
"Has hoV" inquired the father with
interest. "Well , my dear , wo don't
want any foreign poppers around here ,
so you just uupop it nnd lot him slide. "
f > And the noble , patriotic girl lot him
THREATS FROM Till !
Annrcliisti Declare That Awful Things Ar
in Store for
PANAMA CANAL SCANDAL THEIR TEST
Tlic-y UMIP n Circular AVnrnliiff the
nml l.rutlliifCltlrein to t'rrpnrn for
tlio Worst llnw They Vlflw
tlio Situation ,
IS'RW YOHK , Dee , 21. The nnarchlatla
croup * are much excited over the circular
In Krcm-h , with the Panama si-andnl ns a
text , wlileh was printed in IxNuUm for cir
culation throughout KVatii'o , Ktislaiid and
America. H Is printed on flaming red ,
paper ; is heailrd : "Dynamite and Panama , "
ninl snrncd "Uno Groupo Anaix-histo. "
It tx-fors to tlio blowing up of Paris by the
rtiKuviilsts some time ago midpoints lo tlio
fact that do lessens and others at the time
howled for the blood of the anarchists , who ,
the circular claims , are the only people who
will raise the human vai-e to the Institution
of a sorioty without masters.
Tlio circular pays its compliments to the
"hireling press , " and warns the newspapers
toi-oaso thi-lr "Jai-kal-llUo howls'1 over the
Incident of inn and prepare for worse ro-
pristils , which the anarchists have In store
H goes on to ilrnnutu-o Hoquot , ha Ouorre ,
Cleint-iu-eau and others as liyimcrilos anil
promises that when nil capitalists and other
pcoplo in France objectionable to anarchists
arc killed ovcryono will bo happy.
"Inoffensive- " tu-e-to'
"Inoffensiveforeigners" - bo spared
In the general slaughter.
( ioulil's I'imUeiitiitliiim Chiirlly.
Air. .lay Gould was not nti ostentatious
dispenser of charity , but ho gave away
a great deal ot money in a milol way ,
s.iys tbo New York Times. It was not
easy to aroiibo his sympathies , but when
once they wore aroused ho took an
active Interest in relieving distress.
And one especially commendable qual
ity about Mr. Gould's charity was that
it was not. Impulsive and forgetful , but
It was deliberate ami meant a perma
nent interest in its object.
For many years Mr. Gould practically
supported a roll red and Invalid clergy
man in Westohester county. Tlio mil
lionaire allowed this clergyman tbo use
ot a comfortable house ron't free and onw
that he was abundantly supplied with
the necessaries of lite.
Ivist spring , when Mr. Gould was
obliged to go south for relief from his
malady , ho was hurried away so quickly
that ho had no time to t Link of any
thing except his journey. When ho
reached HI I'nso , however , his thoughts
reverted to the old clergyman , wham
he had not soon or communicated with
for several months. The sick linaiiolo' '
at ouco sal dowif and wrote alittlo letter
to n member ot his family hero , direct
ing that 8100 bo sent to the clergyman
without delay. The lottcr contained a
tenderly sympathetic allusion to the old
The money win scat as directed and
with Mr. Gould's lottcr , which carried ,
an inllnlto amount of satisfaction to the
aged and helpless recipient.
Wool for u ISrldK'c l'o 11 mint loll ,
When the national pike bridge west
ot Richmond , Va. , wus in progress of
construction the workmen at the west
side ol Whitewater river dug down lo
find u solid foundation. Tboy struck o.
great and seemingly bottomless bed of
quick-will. Vainly they labored to flnd
a safe resting place for the foundation.
Finally the civil engineer and the
contractor struck on a novel expedient
to overcome the dilliculty. They Bopfc-
mon till through the country to buy
wool. They purchased nearly all of
that commodity in this and adjoining
counties , and the primitive woolen mills
wore compelled to pay high prices in
rdor to procure anything to work on.
'his wool , unwashed , burrs and all , was
ellvored bore on wagons of all sorts. It
no , piled high on beds constructed
or the purpose , and all was tumbled
n to the hole iniondcd for the founda-
ion. As pressure was applied it sank
omo distance into the sand , but finally
t would sink no further.
At last , on this woolly foundation , the
ocks wore laid , nnd tlio western abut-
nont of the old national bridge rests on ,
- bed of compromised wool. '
A bed was made in Paris foranlndian.
i-itica. who paid thousands of pounds
or it. It was constructed partly of
silver ; with largo female figures at each
corner " , each holding a delicate looking
The weight ol the sleeper's body sots
lortain machinery in motion , 'which
causes the figures to keep the fwis
gently in motion an ingenious luxury
"n a hot climate.
Dy touching a spring a largo musical
jox is made lo give forth soft music us a
further incentive to slumber.
Another bedstead made of silver is
said to liavo been occupied by the Gor
man emperor during his visit to the
Jiiltnn. It had oriental curtains of sur
passing richness , heavily embroidered
What a contrast this presents lo the
simple iron camp beds affected by
Prince IJismarck , Moltko and other re
Tin ) Itetorl C'mirtconu.
Detroit Free Press : " 1 don't stoop to
vulgarity , sir , " said the irate visitor to
"Yes , I had ohsorvod that , " responded
the editor cheerfully.
"I'm glad you have , sir. "
"Don't mention it , " begged the editor
blandly. ' 'I'm sure a person of your
character would never stoop to vulur
"No sir "
, , no
"No , of course not , " interrupted the
editor : "ho wculd have to reach up to
H < > Would Tulid tlin Hint.
Brooklyn Lifo : Infuriated Husband
Yes , talk on , talk enl I know you wish
mo dotid and buried. It wouldn't bo six
montliH before you would soiul word to
that fool of a lover of yours in Chicago
to come on.
She ( sweetly ) Hardly ns long us that ,
dear Jack. 1 should probably Kill two
birds with ono stone by s'.mply adding to
your funeral notice , Chicago pnpora
plt-iuo copy. Tom used to bo BO quick In
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