The Bryan Daily Eagle. (Bryan, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 237, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1897 Page: 2 of 4
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' From the way reports of gold dis-
coveries are coming It look a If the
hole wentern hemisphere hud been.
One English duke hut Ron Into the 1
tnllllnery business and many of tji
Where are not far behind In their eji-
deavor to captivate American heir
In tie Outlook File Carman rlnt
poem about the day when "the 'uex-
orable ong aounda on the platform of I
Time. ' We haven't read the rest f it.
but w sincerely hope that Mr. Cur-
man will not get off the car back
Sometimes a good turn U properly
rewarded but a luckier man than
Jerome Turner a lawyer of Muskegon.
Mich. probably does not live. While
at the Worlds Fair In Chicago Mr.
Turner took the part of an old gentle-
man named William Seymour whom
be aaw the police arrest for some triv
ial offense. Mr. Seymour died a few
days ago and left Mr. Turner I7S.0O0.
Lawyer Turner should go to the Klon
dike at once and carry nothing but
Satisfying curiosity U ofttlmes has
ardoua. Francis Warlop was a well-
paid cook In a club house at Orand
Kaplds Mich. The other day the wife
of a prominent member brought In a
baskM of what she thought were mush-
rooms and wanted them cooktd for a
dinner to a few of her friends. War
lop pronounced thera toadstools and
dangerous end the la ly left tiiem with
him. Then the cook began wondering
-what toadstools taattd like. To satis
fy his curiosity be rooked a few and
ate them. An hour later the doctors
were railed and very soon afterward
poor Warlop was a cold corpse. Hut
be didn't die wondering.
I'etty revenge never built an apter
monument to Us own folly than "spite
house" the residence of a millionaire
who died no( Kmg since In this raun
try. This man owned a strip of land
Ave feet wide In one of our largest clt
lea of such apparent uselremess to
him that me adjoining land-owner of-
fered k fair sum for It. and confident
of Its acceptance prrreeded to build a
dwelling on hie own property. The
millionaire however demanded five
times the amount named and unable
to obtain It he himself erected a
house four stories high on the five
feet of land shutting out all side light
from his neighbor. Finding It Impoe-
Ible to rent the house to any one the
revengeful owner took up his own
lode therein. The eitreme narrow-
new of the house necessitated not on-
ly the making of special furplture for
It but the Inhabitants raising ble-
wayt through the doors. To live In
It was berth physical discomfort and
mental repression. One fancies that
children born there would have been
dwarfed In body and soul; their fea-
tures sharp their minds pinched their
whole natures turned edgewise to so-
ciety. The laws of heredity and envir-
onment endorse m(h conclusions
rrndemnatlon of such petty spite and
Ignoble revenge cannot be too strong.
A new and terrlbre explosive shell
ta In the hands of the government A
report fiora Washington says: The
naval ordnance officers still have faith
In the shell for high explosives In-
Tented by Louts Oathmann of Chicago
which blew up a fW.ooo gun at In-
dian Head proving grounds a few weeks
ago. The tests of this terrible shell
have been renewed with encouraging
results. Ten of the sheila are now be-
ing made and after being loaded with
300 pounds of gun cotton will be Bred
If no accident happens the testa will be
topped and the shell will be officially
declared a success by the government.
.An Interesting special teal of a Gata-
nana shell baa just been made to de-
termine the shock reused by the ex-
I!oeloa of S00 pounds of gun cotton. A
piece of armor seventeen Inches thick
wss erected with a backing of poaU
and plank two feet thick. Ilehlnd this
chicken was tied. Another chicken
wss placed In an alr-tlght cofferdam
fifteen feet away at the side of the
target another was tied In the open
air thtrty-flve feet away and a fourth
was placed In another cofferdam thirty
nine feet away. Then 300 pounds of
gain cotton wss fired against the tar
get. The chicken behind It was found
alive but rraxd ao that It walked In
.rcles and exhibited other unbecoming
eccentricities. The one In the first
cofferdam waa dead but bore no marks.
The one In the open air thlrty-flve feet
way waa dead. Its head and all Its
feathers having been blown away. The
chicken In the cofferdam thlrty-alne
feet awsy waa crmed. and after mop
ing a while died. Three chickens that
were confined were killed by shock.
The force of tre concussion could not
affect them because the cofferdams
were air tight.
Jlnime TaMon of Chicago sited !3
went to a picnic and. to exhlldt ti la
arl'lty to the girls climbed a tr
While "show ing off" In the tree he fell
ami broke both arm and a leg. Hoor
Jimmy n curled away In an ambu
lance plvln Clanks that hi neck had
ben st'nrc.t. What lots of troulile
It Is gratifying to know that no
f-Ue" mediums sre allowed on the
idrltunll"'"' ramp grounds near An-
derson Ind. I'ut bow they know the
Xalic from the true. Is what bothers us
Turkey Is variously called the Sick
Van the Sick Man of the East. thi
ftli k Man of Euroi. The first use of
the term 1 ax-rlbrd to the Tssr Nich
olas. The Slik Mnn would long aca
tiave been put on the amputating table
In the emergency hospital ir the Euro-
pean doctors among whom Russia la
ileader. could hava agreed on the de-
lulls of the amputation.
'At president of correspondence
.university. Prof. Andrews will have the
satisfaction of knowing that bis et8-
4 ad Tlis wUl t H writ. .
FROM THE LAND OF
(Sitka. Alaska. Letter.) I
The auddeii iindlng of gold In hith-
erto unexpected country haa made
uiiiiuuaiiri oui or poor men. in a
Minute from poverty they came Into
affluence. The Vnlted States will have
niore multl-mllllonalre thnn ever.
more plutocrat and more "sudden
riches." Canada haa not trurk It n
rli h for the crssfiil prospector have
almost without exception been United
State clllxen and residents of the
tatei. in the audden making of mil
lionaires It It difficult to till who haa
ni " It rlrheat accounti are wide
ly divergent Hut all agree that no ac
counts have exaggerated the facts so
far as the finding of greut quantities
of gold I concerned. The richest man
among the new Alaska millionaires b
Joseph Lad ue. the owner of the town
of l)awson and the finder of enormous
gold deposits. La due la a resident of
Schuyler Fall. Clinton county. N. Y..
where It Is said he la soon to be mar-
rled to an old sweetheart whom he
could not before afford to wed. When
the gold fever broke out In a mild form
two years ago he went to Alaska after
a failure In the llla k Hills and found
enough to tell him of greater things la
ter on. He returned to his home but
later went back to Alaska took up a
rlslm In the very heart of the country
paid for a certain quantity of land
which waa then for sale at a very low
figure and started In to look fur gold.
His first find brought settlers there by
the doten. "Dawson" the place was
called and aa the owner sold off small
portions of the land his fame grew and
spread. He now owns Dawson having
sold but little and ta ao many times a
millionaire that his wealth cannot be
estimated. He Is the Ilarnato of Alas-
ka the man who struck It rich and
knowing a good thing when he saw It
held on to It. It is only auotber tale of
South African luck but much nearer
home enviously near. The rush to the
Alaska gold fields Is such that all out-
going steamers are filled far In ad-
vance. These steamers run Intermit-
tently after the cold weather set In
and there are long Intervals when few
Alaska voyages ran be made. This ac-
counts for the awful haste to reach
there before the Inland waters become
unnavlgable. There Is also an over-
land route but thla also becomes Im
practicable after awhile owing to the
lack of traveling accommodations and
the long distances that must be gone
over without finding a habitation.
Alaska haa never been "settled." ow-
ing to the great cold there but It Is
thought that It might In time be made
as livable aa any of the other cold cit-
ies and. Indeed as St. Petersburg or
Chrlstlanla or any of the large North-ot-Kurope
cities. Hut this Is quite a
step ahead though not at all Im-
probable. At present. If you want to get to
Alaska and become a Ilarnato there
are two ways of going. One Is by sea
and the other Is overland. If you take
the sea route you ran start l y steam-
hip from Seattle If you have been for-
tunate enough to secure accommoda-
tions ahesd and crossing the Uulf of
Alaska touch first at I'nalsska passing
through the Aleutian Islands. From
there the route lies directly north get
ting colder and colder every minute.
Here you will need all the arctic wraps
you have brought with you. The ship's
fare will be warm nourishing food
cereals rhocolate meata and spices.
Hut for all that you will need fur over-
costs fur hoods blanket wraps woolen
mittens and big warm fur-lined bags
In which to sleep. For one going from
a very warm city Into this region the
change Is so great and so sudden that
there I sure to be great suffering and
many of the would-be Uarnatos turn
back here. The crew on the other
band enjoy It being accustomed to a
polar latitude for you are now ap-
proaching the pole. In spring the
weather would he getting dally warm-
er as the season advanced but now you
would find It steadily growing more
biting. The stesmshft) stopi at St.
Michaels; and here within sight of
Henrlng sea almost within hailing dis-
tance of the Ilehrlng strslt. you leave
the steamship and start Inland to
Search for gold. The Uarnatos have
nearly all followed the Yukon. It leads
Into Klondvke. and one of Its tribu-
taries la the Klondyke river. Dawson.
Joseph Ledo Harnato's town. Is on
the Yukon: and Circle City another
rich tot lies on Its banks.
I-end Is for sale here very cheap.
Or you can do aa many prospector
have done-start In hunting for gold
without making too many inquiries.
The find la so sudden thst there Is no
shsrp line drawn beiwceu that which
Is sold and that which belongs to the
Vnlted States and a man Is free to
hunt where he will. For your own
comfort however. It Is well to have
some definite arrangement made with
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SHINING GOLD. 3
the nearest authorities so as to avoid
trouble In case of a rich find. An-
other way to reach the gold fields Is
by the overland route. Many Journey
this way In wagona. aa they went to
"Hike s Heak or bust" years ago. The
rcute begins at Seattle and follows the
ct.HKt north phkI Sitka pant Juneau
and through the Chllcoe puss. And
o north through the gold fields to
Dawson. The "finds" here are rich
and when Klondyke is reached on the
other side of Dawson a man finds
himself In the very middle of the gold
country. The distance to be traversed
Is great and the Journey Is a long
hard one but notwithstanding this
thousumls are struggling Alaskaward.
It cast Ijidue nothing to become a
Haruuto. Hut those who want to fol-
low In bis footsteps will need some
thing like H.OoO In money. Tlie
country is more thickly populated
now and prlc have gone up. whereas
they used to be next to nothing. At
Circle City you must now pay f 40 for
a fur coat when you used to get one
fur $". And flour sugar and spice
the absolute necessities. have advanced
M per cent. The luxuries tea. cof-
fee eggs and butter are bringing
fancy prices so that a man now needs
ten time the sum required a year ago
for traveling through the settlement
of Alaska. . One of the party should
be a practical chemist or understand
the compiling of drugs and one should
be oble to sew. A woman Is of the
Utmost mtslslance but few of the sex
have ventured out. In the baggage
which 111? four carry should be piece
of tanned skins shoe leather flannel
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fi fe ...
The Cold King of Alaska.
and wool everything for repairing the
Alaskan weiring apparel. One of the
numlier should be able to rook and
the fourth should understand the art
of putting up a quick shefter. All
luild be willing and ready to share
and shsre alike In hardship. One of
the hardest things the pnispc:or has
to endure Is the sight of the sack of
gold dust that are being shipped from
iery seaport and th tons of ore that
sre being sent down from St. Michael's
snd south from Juneau. In one day
there came advices from St. Michaels
that $1. loo.oofl worth of gold dust
would be shipped by the Wells-Fergo
south and that ITi'.vooO In dust was
awaiting transortutlnn. In one dsy
there came down on the i'uget Sound
steamship :mi.ooo In Alaskan gold.
There Is. as usual a bowl atMint the
exaggeration In value hereabouts.
Hut the facts are as stated and great-
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ON THE TUK0M.
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ALASKA COMMERCIAL CO.S HEADQfAIlTKRS. ST. MICH A EL'S U.Y.
er. It was so when gold whs found In
the Wint Rockies and In Cullforuiu.
There really was gold and plenty of
It. and so In Alaska. There U
chance for twenty Ilarnato. but of
cnurse among Iil.oou the present
number of sppllrants that have ap-
al the steamship and overlund
offices there must be many dlHap-
Even without making a Ilarnato for-
tune a man may do well here for
there I a fine rbauce for Yankee In-
genuity and the building up of fine
American cities In the very fur north.
IX)CIS T. STOKES.
CenaiU's folley Is rtllrUed.
On July 27 the Ikimlnlon cabinet de-
cided to demand royalty on the out-
put of the new dUging of the Yukon.
I'nder regulations prevlotiHly lusticd. a
fee of $15 per claim for registry and
a tax of loo per annum were Imposed
Now In addition to this a royalty 'uf
10 per rent of the output Is to be cil-
Itrted from all rlalms producing
per month and 20 per rent on these
producing more than that amount.
Moreover every alternate rllm on all
placer ground I to be reserved as
the property of th government to be
sold or worked for Its revenue. The
establishment of uch a system whjih
Is. we believe without pncilent' on
this continent since the end of Span-
ish rule In Mexico la startling to those
who have already acquired property
on the Klondyke by right of location
r.nd possession If not by title from the
government and to prospectots who
are proposing to go there. The right
of the Canadian government to make
such regulations Is unquestionable: 'lu
policy Is doubtful. There I a su-ipl-r'.nn
that they would not have been so
seyere If It were not that most of the
miners In the district were Americins
and the rush of prospector thither
promise to le chiefly American also.
H was of c.iiirse to lie expected that
the Canadian f.ocrrnment would take
measures to relmbure Itself for the
expense of administration In the new
district and there Is a plaiiMli.e rtii-
son for a departure f.oni the policy
of liberality III granting puli'.lc min-
cial lit :i 1 for the purpose of d- eloping
the ui'se'tled parts of tije coiilify.
site Is llk'iy that the Yn'toii dis-
trict has few Kaluml resources beside
I'N mines. 11'ld ben 1 1: ; latter hre ev-
t iinsleil the dMrlct will he nbandn:iid.
but this looks only In the easily
wilieil pliicc- d posits. rd fills to
l-ike In'.i lo-C iTnt the Vdcs iir-c
tl'17 originate I. which some dny w IS
r.i;i!rc i .ipl: :l ai.d ii.du .:;'.;.! fr e.Io: 1
fi r th.ir cyploitatlon.
The nuasutiS adojiled boe r
1 111 to u.i uiiwii-e. oul'.g id il. r .
t.-irdntloti In the development of the
trineml resource of the Canadian Yu-
kon which they will cause and -th"
hard feeling they are sure to breed
lunoiig the American prospectors who
are likely lo clamor for retaliatory
r.'i usurp. These will be. moreover
difficult and expensive taxes to e d-
ict sincr It will lie nearly Impossible
to watch every miner and the Klon-
dylte I so near the American frontier
that clandestine exportation m
hardly be prevented. It la a eound
principle of government that revenue
needed ebould be ntteed In the tost
lt:expenslve manner posnlMe and any
other system Is unjust to the peopls
v ho have to pay the I.ith.
Most of ul! to be regretted however
is ...) possibility of friction arlslni
between two nations whoxe lnterc.t
tro really Identical; slnci recent his-
tory bus demonstrated that rich r.old
mines are a prolillc source of contcn-
lion and hard feeling .Engineering
ni.d Mining Journal.
kjptu THINGS I
Miotograph envelopes Just out hnv I
strong rarbonrd back with four looM
flans which sre itmwn loeether fiei
the iilctiire is In nlsce and cn !
sealed or fastened by a rubber loop
A newly designed cigarette box has
separate compartment for mat. lies an
extra sir. Ion of pnstelMiard being cul
out with the rest of the Ikix and
gummed so to form partition aftei
t lie box Is put together
A new -h-.irter which will prevent
all dust while In use ha an omiHatlns
sieve lu the top of a box fitted with a
tight cover only a small handle pro
jecting through by which to shske tin
A power meit chopper recently pat
ented has a revolving tank with s
series of knives fastened on eccentric!
on the shaft altove to rise and fall ail
the tank la turned thus reaching eery
portion of the tank.
To lift a pan or kettle from the stovi
without danger of burning the hands
new device Is made of wire with
clamp to engage the flange on the pan
the handle eit ndlng out at one ld to
be out of reach of eeplng team.
Safety rsiort are now being made In
which the handle of an ordinary raxor
serves for the safety the back of th
handle Iwlng rut away and one sld
mude thin so the blade projects througl)
fur enough for use.
Roller be.irlngs for use In railroad
i sr wheel sre coming into use. a smad
double-flanged wheel being rigidly ai
tjehed to the car axle to carry the rnf
wheel the space between the two
wheels b.lng fitted with rollers.
R. r'xlng hath tubs are being mailt
which .have a curved bottom with
flanges at the sides and ends of the toy
tr prevent the wster splahlng. th tnj
being changed Into a stationary bat 4
by me.ma of two arms at the sides.
In a recently designed pipe w ren h t
ile wrrn.h t
of a Inn. Lai
the l.Mse end
tight and at-
Jaw I hlnred to the end
with a chain attached lo
of the Jaw to lie drawn
tarhed to the bar after the Jaw grip!
the pipe the turning of the bar serv
ing to Increase the grip of the wrench
A Cirrman haa Invented a prcress tc
age alruhollc llquoia w h eh consist In
Impregnating the liquid with oxygen
and tlun subjecting It to a low tim-
pcrature and running an alternating
electric current through It.
The Rattier Xll.l.fc..
He ess a rooter If eer there 111
one. His rnthuslojim ws t a Uilllni
heat all the time. He rooted with joy
when the home team scored and h
rooted with dbgust when the opiHislng
nine added to Its score. In every mote.
ricnt of either team he sa-v an occasion
for rooting. He knew the game and
undent '.kk It at least he thought h
did. He made bis comments w het lo t
thoe around him liked h's complaint!
The rooter always claims the right
to lie the critic of every one connoted
wttn me game rout the lordly umplrt
to the matron who hasn't yet reached
his tens nd Including the harcfixit-M
raggid unhln who gains admission In
the game by recovering the ball thai
was battel oer the fitue. Our par
ticular rooter exercised lhat right not
Ix tlnr ng himself a bit whether he was
allowed or m l.
1 In le.ilill if the faun was In doubt
and the Interest was intense. The
ll.iNl'o da nete In the field snd ths
il p. 1 It g nine was at the bat. A b itt. r
made a "swine" at the ball ss It cams
like .1 1I10' from the hand of Yiiketv
w.li'.iiK nun a graciiui iiisiuhii w lie 1
It na bed the home pla'e. The li.it
v. lilri'cl tlii iich the. nlr. ut didn't
r lit linn h ill ttg d si.iihc of (lie b ill
.ln-l ti . 11 a spuriow ro. c fiom the in !
11111 I'eW ll.WH"d Hie left fl. . T
ui-.i'li lll' k.Ii i . c wan p oKeii by tii
10 :er flu ullng
"(1 fv l l'-Ulf"
'lery e w.-t In'iir I t niard t'm
I'l.ce liolll lllil tile loud iiays l t
of tin" r.ait. r ci.iiie. and cv. ry one
Hob didn't ul' y the eii'.iutian I of I'm
rooter ut'.d th's made the rooter mad.
lie began to antise retiii. ami tor a
minute Hob's icpuuilon as a baseball
"What did you want to have him go
fnrT nsl ed a person who w&a slt'.lnj
nesr the ccttsoiiou critic
"Whv the bail that was luttled Intn
"The ball": Vr. you blankety
blanked chump tlist waa a sparrow'
replied the other.
Tlie rootrr'g rJolicg ceased. lUrtsi
A ROMANCE OF BUTTE.
fly Lut Yernon. .
OU ask we to tell
you a story boys."
I said to some old
musicians and com-
t nanlotis who haa
4s '". come to wish me
) !''' is " l"" nl happy
Tbry were stend
a . T-r
Inn the evening
lu our new home.
Tim night was
cold and wi had gathered round
cheery b!ni;!j fire to have a chat as
we had lu atjt of yore before 1 wa
"Yes you were always a good band
at spinning. Fron't; tell us something
about Vimr hum. viii. i.iii " mid tllO 'H)
lulled a little.
"Well" I replied with a smile. "It
may not bo very lonp but 1 think you
will agree that It U Interesting and
even exciting. However you know
that Amber and I went to Hutte to
spend the first month of our married
Ufa and to vlxlt tier fjther and mother
who lived there
f course we meant to see as tnucn
of "'e great mining camp a poHlble.
od one night resolved to pay visit
to n" " 'lra house. It was then
tnt witnessed the tragic occurrence
'f which I am going to tell.
I ' i I . I. .. . .!
7 ii'-niiiiiiil ami young "
dnnna had Jut taken the town by
'""m. Having only a week s rngsgo-
nlrnl n ""'' to San rrancisco. sue
nJ rr husband had tnlien apartments
n u0 XfrT hotel at which we were
of heard a great
:iin nrr. Iier loveiy n nerciin
toilets had been dally ranvaeed by the
t .I . . .
inuie nnu very unanimously voicu i
lovely ' while the gentlemen were one j
.... ... agrees nai a race so witcning
rnu nesuiirul or a voice so thrilling
and sweet hJ
rarely If ever been
known In the lively mining ramp of
"Her hll1at!4 h.l mli..iAl lit I III lr
fllrllllltr lm(11l fvpr y
mysterious behavior. For. whenever
she went out driving or to the theater
there ho was. neither smiling nor seem-
ing to utter a wont yet watching her
every movement and always by her
side. Rumor had It that he was only
mercenary rogue who. foreseeing the
splendid earner before the gifted and
talented actres and ringer had lie-
friended and poshed her forward In her
profession until she had mistaken gra
tltude for love and married him. only
to find out that he wss a keen r ul
rsl wordllng. caring for her no more
than for others she knew not of whose
""e he had blighted.
' The reason of hi marrying her
c"nrd simply to gain powlon of her
earnings. Lately however he hsd fits
of sullcnnes and jealousy and rarelv
allowed her to go out of his sight.
Some of the gosaipers averred that this
wa became of the attentions of a
yoong banker of good f tmlly who i
stood hlph In Hutte. who bad been J
deeply smitten by the chr.rmltig and
gifted woman and who had she ben ;
unfettered would willingly have laid i
his life and bis fortune at her feet.
"As It wa. however her handsome
lover and wealthy suitor was to le
seen every night wherever and when-
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A GHASTLY ULLLKT WorNP.
ever she sang ani always provided
with a costly bouquet In silver or Jsw-
rled holder as his offering at her
hrlne. It was said -whether truth-
I ftillv or not. I cannot tell-that th
I sweet face of the lr ger grew brighter.
Perhio tincoii.iously. when she ob
served him seated In his prlvste box.
" "ai ner eyes were mien urawn
thlth-r niagtietl. ally as if sure of his
This her husband noticed and resent
ed and he hsd been often heard to de-
clare only the evening before that of
which kit ret ol1e Hon Is so keen that
If she offered to lift bis bouiiet again
ot dared to bestow one glance upon
her handsome admirer he would take
a revenge at which all Hutte would be
Of course we learned all these details
after the tragedy but I have explaln-d
them to you brlorehxnd In order that
y u may the In-tter understand what
follows as well as the fact that Miss
ttlyndon. s she was professionally
known had lieen beard to siy. In an- '
swer to lil thrriws. that she had few :
friend and cc ialntv would not. hv re- 1
fusing his fl.meis. nfiVnd i ti who had '
never shown Iter rmrlit but kliidnes
an 1 linnnr.
"'At your peril niaduuie. pi k them '
fp totilgt.t. uhl lie. glaillig upon her
Willi ted Vlli.ii.iive i yc ttlilth Hugh.
have warmd li r that the II. nd within
Va fnllv n round
' I know l!i" love l.tter. whlih you
Clo:it mir when !'. that lie sends
i :n en'i'il III :!:oo bouquet. Hut dare
to look It In r t lii 111 or them tonight
and I sill iif't bo ic .pon .Kc for 'he
1 oil'-. i;icli ' '.'
"Mii (I'Mi'l in liniri;cd her sliou'd-
iih. but di.l lut reply tt'ltiklng It un'r
J . .il.ui laving Tbi. Ihe.i. wu the
piiitloi lutvein tlio. two on t(i
rvctir.u x. in p Amber 1 nd I v. -tit to
bear lie tiri'li.itil Mnt-fcss In her
l.iri'OH role of N. irgntrlle. In i'.iui;.'
. "We got good ' .us. :iI:iiii t farlnj; the
lia :c. 1 he pel f.u innnee tint night w n
t 1 l 1 stromi' d by the f).!l Fdlows on
o.Tount of the benefit which Mis tilyn-
elou wat: giving to help build a hospital.
Mid us usual on iu h an event the
lomc was crowded. All went well.
The house filled and the rifted prima
dotilia could not have looked belter.
She was Indeed 'a sight lo make an old
man young.' and the audience lis-
tened spellbound to her marvelous
voice. I had already pointed out to
my wife th handsome banker at the
one be of the stage of the opera house
and Miss (llyndon'a grim sardonic
looking hnsband (Mephlstophelea I
called him to aiself) on the other.
TU Ueatw Va arnall and the die-
tance scross t the Maw
great M that every WhM
guerlte could be e.I.r
the curtain Ml after the
h. enthushu-m of lb. 'ti th
bounds and after
pale young actress fe
curtulw. while showers of bouq
.. . t .k lunik. usn
rrom an pans i-
m an pan "
. usual had thrown his. "d be
er cut of I bl. f or tempted to
bravad. by ome evil spirit .tng.ea
out and with
held It to h
.1.- t... mm. ii it mine.
wnri..-. I ...
While she lHiwr.1 her .. V""'
"HiHtanMy there ran. l h' h"
re.rt of a pUol .hot. '' k
y by a second the lators wer
horrified to see Marguerite fall. hlh
the crimson blood flowed freely from
her side niaUng a V'tig. fed trail on
her quaint white sntln gown h
Jeweled glnllc. Immediately all was.
uproar. 1 remember seeing th Aylng
figure of the banker clearly defined lo
the glar of the footlights as be leaped
forward hrrlili the dvlng girl.
"While many followed th" ro""!
banker ol tiers made for the box when-
came the fatal shot snd there they
found this modern Mephlstophelei with
the smoking pbtol still In his hand
extended on the floor with a ghastly
bullet wound In bis temple-dead.
"On th front of the bx was found
a paper on which was written In pen-
cil: " I am tired of life snd the doctors
say my end is near but he shall no
live to lie happy In bis smile On
glance tonight snd It shall be her lt
I hate sworn It.'
The hapless girl was carried to he
. h leading docton
. nr . hm nothing roiili
lie done. Slowly her lire liliwiii eiiiwc
sway ami In half an hour all wat
)V(.r nr gained consiounea
(nr (mr :r f losing up
h(i f of the handsome
lacker ss lie bent over her. she mur-
mured the one word 'Forgive.'
"Thus expressing th wl(i that the
man who had lnoiight her to her un-
timely rnd mli;ht be forgiven for the
crime he bail committed.
"Then with a slight pressure of the
hand snd a look of love which until
row her mstrlsge vow had restrained
her ftotn showing she ssnk back and
"The tragic ipeelarln nf that dying
actress on thst brlillantly lighted stage
and the excited emptying of the crowd-
ed theater will ever remain Indelibly
photographed on my memory."
ROQUEFORT IS DOOMED.
Iis.mil ttrmrh t kee Is laitlalM a4
Meaar4 With lllsrttow.
From the New York Tribune.
France and through Filie the wbolo
of the rlvlltt.d world is threatened
with an Irreparalile Calamity-from a
fastrotiomle k int of l w. K.xjuefort
cheese Is menaced w ith evtln. tloa. Tht
mlik of the slirep that browsed on the
thvme-. lad ti t ks of the Larnar and of
the Aveyron has long since ceased It
fUftVr for the market. Flock have
srordlrgly been fed in grsssy pas
.. ni hr vl.lded s l.r.er
tlty of milk but of s very Inferior
1'iallt). Worse s'ill. row's rnl'k hs
turn mingled with that of tlielieer
anil the ih'-ese being sn'flcially rip-
med -edy deterioration ensued
Cheese mongers now look askance al
what is called Roquefort snd he Haw
to ! h an rxtent to buy It that a busl
nes whlh In tunes j.t has been
worth tn 'ssi ihsi nd has offered em-
ployment to oer lmiissi pe;ipie. I at
a standstill with no prospect if re-
Vital for a name and an art once lost
hre almost Imii.i rvovery.
. Every Saturday Folly baa In scour
the spoons That Is all that mamma
ssks her to do. and It doe not take
much time but Fully ha alway
dreaded It so long beforehand and
grumbled so while she ru tilled them
that It seemed like very hard work
Indeed Every week It w the tame
old story and ytm would think that
the Utile girl was aisel lo clean the
family plate In some old mansion.
Hit Isst Saturday mamma heard her
laughing all by herself ln the kitchen
snd asked what she wss doing.
"Making mirror mamm" shoutel
So mamma came to see. Tolly was
rubbing away on a spoon and when
It grew quite bright and shiny sure
enough there wss a little mirror In
tl. bowl f.f the spam and nh a
funny Folly refleiteil there with very
lat iheeks snd Very small eyes and no
hair. When she moved her head her
cheeks grew thin snd her eye ax
large and round an owl'. ow
Folly did laugh!
Then she c mre I aro'her Sxvin. anj
soon Dure wa anoth.r tiny looking-
glass and an.thcr queer lltt I'ol'.v
sj funny as l'.ie fi'st.
When she hkd twelve of these droll
little mlrrorj her work was rf.me and
she was surprised In find tj.u .
only flay aft. r al..
I r...r .f Sne-'iUe.
; A l':nnh siimtui ...
' nn average d iv .( .nt .. r
two and a half a.-te of ground hn.
wnien 111. gut te tumrd into
na il to the 1111. 1 pnncr of l.h.1
holies. M Moll t ot l.eliered that t!i
h. it might be ut.lvid and nude to d(
the wn:( now ibne v ...j ) .i(1
fl. itv. He f nn. 1 thai by i.in.ietis m
th" l.i it pl.ix me on b- than a y 5 r il
and 11 b.ir f .-i .lju!( in'u1
I'M. a ot w..t-. Fy cm uing uniiti
a...! .. nd. :i.ni: I'. .n 11 ;. .
UMi h..i- ..-i i op. r.l.i sue--. fnUj
In i'-iris. I. it ton Sin- yet .rn lie
to teal .-e p; ai l 1 ally the great hoe
1 f "volii:iot.1!u. elvlii-ellon y 1
'Ili'iHy tlie r-mmoii po-..rr i!;
coii'. s to ns ilal'y frofx the sun. H.'
power Is cal. uliit at that of two hun-
dred mid s. x.m.-n trillion three .
i!.d and sixteen billion horses .na
thousandth part of one per rent o(
would run alt the farlor lhr wrij
will ever need -New York World
"You should get )our ear loptvel
Rryan." said a smart tourist to an Iris
asant whom he was qulitlr.i;
"they're too Urge fttr a man." "An;
bedad." replied the Hllierulan. "I w.'-'
Just thlnkln" your would want t.
made larger; sure they're too e'
am a" Jink.
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