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By John Klb©rt Wllki®.
Cki©f U. H Secret Soiv.®
(CopyTiCht. 1800, by J. R. WUkl© >
A may* a rood* l prisoner. Mr. Jam**
jL*rdti>t. OtherwiM Jam*-. f>th
trwlff "flllvar Jltnmy, who** imitation
Cviii> ware at once the envy and iumimit
of hi* feilou counterfeltert, h*i r©o©tv©d
kit tall ai.tvan*-€* of jphmJ time, thereby
eome-ieCin* hltfmir year ©nt©nr© la thr*#
)(er. and two month*. and now dreaard
It. a bu! r*®'ty-m*de
tail and a wa.tp overcoat, h* stood In th
a ttrdct. k of!V e> to obtain his railroad
ticket atHj th© small sum of money to
’Good I-), Jimmy." Tho wivKo-hatred
Ward'll ex ended h i hand mxl smiled.
"So 1 n#r. vrmrden," reaponded Jimmy,
fe ait.n. * i 11 see you later.“
Th© veteran keeper who had wwt<hed
Hr young man disappear In the direction
©f Uie rai way .station, tunved to one of
Itls as*.' an: ixx-k at Jimmy If ever
ansie. mu> w ritten on a nan a face It s
feu his and written large."
It was onto true It* was the moat
apie.uing s<amp on© oomM well
tmnfisie. his Mg lvuwMent blue eye look*
tng atraignt Into wir: with a sincerity
that was beyond guestion Hence the
••rtalrH* James; and the.-.e rihsmcterliUci
were often moat valuable, for, If Jimmy
was "rounded up’ i. ! brought Into court,
where ha wae not known. It was almost
certain that the sympathy of the court.
Jury arsl n-etators would h* with five
frank-faced lad. A ad, If not quickly
cleared of the charge against him. a
atory of hard lurk told to the court in
that wall-moduloted voice of hs, was
enough to inaura at tha worst a mild
amterv * in tha work hou*©, Instead ot
years in prison Once, when ha had thus
tro|K>*d cm an im|r*slonabi* judge in a
federal court and had heen sentenced to
four months In jail, he was so overcome
Ooodnow s Visit to the Fair P reduced R.am thing: of a Flutter.
r:th emotion that he could hardly thunk
tho court for tte leniency; but a* he
ftgssed through the doorwsy In Charge of j
lha marshal ho whispered: "Four mouth*' 1
Holy emokel 1 could otand on my hnud ,
lilt loot caae had born different, I*JW- j
over. lie had been out of Jail only a
Vnooth after the abort aentence with tin'
aerobatic poaalbllitlea when he was caught
nd-lianded and got a sentence a eve re
enough do off actually d.spel any thought*
of levity. During the year* of hi* Inoar*
rrration Jimmy a fertll* brain had not
|>een Jdle. ami the day ha walked out a
fire man he had revem 1 schemas In mind
tlat prom I red success. U uch to the sur
prise of "the gang" ho announced that
hr waa going to be good. "I'm tkme with
aU crooked business, boys,” he declared.
Impressively. "No more of It foe me, 1 m
giving to live on the •iiuare I'm going
to twgln life all over again ami If you’ll
watch me. acme day you'll see me a
Holiday rtchool superintend* ni with a
Viek-day office on Uroudw.ty telling pao.
|>le what to do with tholr money."
Ttiera were various more or let** vUr
avui expression* of in-radu'iliy fio... ~U
old gala but not long thereafter Jimmy
dropped out of eight without Ihe explan
atory newspaper paragraph* whl h usual
ly accompanied hi* periodical absence*,
and waa toon forgotten.
About the time that Jimmy disappear'd
Irian hi* old haunt*. Htggvllle gained a
la w resident In the person of k nslldimtiv-
Ivared young man. with n attractive face.
After first securing a room In u respect
able neighborhood, he started out to find
emplo>inant. There waa lea* difficulty
Uutn he bad feared. The geenral manager
of the Universal Kiuporluiu. lilggvllle'e
nuiminuth deportment store, 1 1 s tested with
evident Interest to the applicant's tala
of home wrecked by unfortunate specula
tive Investment#, a father dead of heart
failure alter the long month* of nervoia*
attain, a mother broken and homeless,
* joking to him as her only auppofrt. There
Was a suspicion of ntolsture In the general
eye#* wlihi th youof nw*n'
war-*rough! feelings forced a pause.
"What I* your name ’"
"Jane s H. tloodnow.” lie pronounced
the last name ns If composed of two
neparalc words, and thero waa a twinkle
In hla aye Ural tho general manager did
"We need a man In the t king room,
and will start you at five week."
"Thank you so much. I'll do my best
lha general manager touched a button
aid tho new employe was piloted away bi
ts smart office boy.
In las* than a fortnight ha had capti
vated all of his superior*, und hi* cheer
fulness, willlngnea and evident cap*- ity
for greater responsibility found recogni
tion In promotion to a minor position in
ttie office. Wid.e moat of hi* evening*
were spent quietly In hi* room, ho u
canful to extend hi* circle of acquatnt
a • i ,i, cit . .. . - bd
tton of hi* Interest In the nertou* thing*
of llle, ho Joined the Young People*
Ueague in th* Twentieth Century Church.
Tm Twentieth Century wu* thoroughly
up to date In avery respect, it had no
debt. It paid It* pastor a salary of men o
podtan alsnenslons. Its congregational
*.nring waa led by a line cornetlst: Its
demon* were the leading business men of
be lown. and It* affairs were managed
In a way to reflect the highest credit upon
the trustee*. The church entertainment*
wets always financially successful, the
batata and picnic* being col ducted with
a skill that would have received the un
stinted prat*# of an old circus rotuMgrr.
Moat prominent among tbe energetic
and pustilng members of tlie congregation
wa* the Hon Jadcdlah l'dgg. member of
tie Upper Hour*' In Ihe State Eeglslature
and president of UlggvUle’s Universal
Emporium Company, a man whore Judg
ment waa aver aound. and whose service
carried more weight than that of any
two of tils fallow member*. To the Hon
Jadndlah the church was largely Indebt
ed tor Its prosperity, for ha applied to
tkl* work the him round principle- and
simple method* that had placed him In
th* front of the lllggvllle business com
munity It wa* not strange, therefore,
that whan the church was called upon to
as*l*t in the raising ot fund* for the re
b? 'ha victim* of a disastrous fir*.
H th* Honorable Jedodlnlt was made rhalr-
of in* Way* and Mean* Committee.
Br l " c vctuuiitut'a first session t. un
: folded hia genera 1 plan.
"Brrthren. an opt>ortunlty has again
* presented ltjw lf for our church to dlstln*
inilsii it*tlf in a noble enterprise. ! have
1 given the matter conoid* ruble thought
] and suggest for your consideration a pfan
< which appeals to fas* a* calculated to be
* eminently product iv© of tho best priaslbla
• •suits. 1 would arrange for a great fair
In the pallors of the church urn I would
suggest a senea of pnxca of considcrablo
Intrinsic value, say, four or five, to h*
awarded io our y<Mjng people on the h*|*
of the number of ti k*-u sold. I doubt
not these prt*c* would be gladly ton*
trtbuted by the men hanta or the city. I,
myself, will arrange that one. at
shall be worth riot less than V*< I/et us
place the th kets at say cents each. 1 n
der the stimulus of the scheme 1 have
suggested the • Mies of our young teople
whould ranch F." 00 to fi,dk There is cer
tain to he a friendly rivalry among our
young people to make a record In thin af
fair. and the local press will doubt leas
give us cordial support and open Its col
umns to ua for any Interesting matter
we may submit In connection with the
It was even as the H**n.i‘*r pr* li I**!.
Other business houses. Ins H red ly the
lion. Jed*diah‘.* generous example, fairly
outdid themselves in contribution* The
first prise, a somewhat floridly decorated
set of china, was *om nre< lively dis
played In one of the Kmpoiiurn’s promi
nent show windows, with toe following
• Magnificent Combination •
• Dinner and Tea Service, •
• Pieces, •
e Valued at $7. 00. *
• Has been donated bv the IlhS. •
• .T. BIQO a- first pmr In t|e •
• Tm ntleth Centui Ticket letliflf •
• Contesc. The winner's name will •
• he announced at the church Sat- •
• tirday evening, Dec. 24.
It was small wonder, then, that the
Twentieth Century folk entere.l upon ihlr
eharltabls sehenu- with enormous enthus
iasm, and atnnna the must active m tn
bers of the Youiir People’s Is tgito *<
Mr. James B. tloodnow. lie sold little
lo hto fellow mem tar# In the league, bu;
to old Mr. Ashlon the treasurer of th"
Universal Emporium Company, he con
fided his determination to win the Aral
"You're not married, are you?" In
quired Mr. Anhion.
No, sir. Why?"
"What would you <lo with that dinner
"O. 1 don't know T could dispose of It
to advuntHKc for ensh "
"Look here.” salt! Mr. Ashton, whose
love for a haraaln was proverbial lr, the
rstuhll-limcnt, "Mr. Hike, os usual. Ins
taen mad- treasurer of the Fait Com
mute. hut he turns nil these master, over
to me Now I'll have all the report, of
the Miles by Ihe various young people and
"Merry Christ mas, Jimmy. Here'* a Nice
IQIr of Bracelets for Y'ou."
I'll be able to know exactly how you
all aland. If your sate* are large enough
to make your winning the tire* prise cer
tain l‘ll give you S3o cash for your right.'*
Ooodiww accepted the proposition on
the epoi and marie a mental note of an
Intention to profit by an Idea auggeated
by the conversation. The fair was to
open Monday and run through the week.
• losing Saturday night with a special pro
gramme and distribution of prises. The
ticket* were printed and distributed ear
ly enough to allow almost a month for
the ticket teller* to skirmish for pur
chaser*. Uoodnow second to meet with
phenomenal success. At the end of the
Orel week, when A*hton asked hint how
he wa* getting on he smiled.
"Sold oyer two hundred thus far."
"Two hundred! Goodness me, you're a
hustler. The best report I've trad I* a
hundred and t< n. by Super>ntendent Swan
of the High S' tiool. He lectured to the
pupils on the lire, painted a graphic pic
ture of Its horror*, and arranged for them
to get their tickets of him."
"Uoodtidea," observed the young man?
"By IheSvay. Mr. Ashton, I've got tlOu In
silver In a bag In my desk. I'd like to
put It In the safe. May I?”
"Certainly; If# belter there."
"1 wonder,” ventured Goodnow. with
some hesitancy as he returned with the
sack of coin, "I wonder If you'd mind ex
changing these for bills? I'll put them In
an envelope with tny name on It. Id
like to keep the proceeda separate until
I've finished—just os a matter of curios
"That's nil right,” nssented Ashton am
iably "Count 'em out."
James poured out a heap of quarters,
halves and dollars, slacked them up In
little plies, and when Asliton had verlded
the count, took the >IOO In notes which
the old gentleman handed him and en
closed them In on envelope, which was
laid away Mi the safe.
__ ".We ll need a lot of change while the
THE MORNING NEWS: SUN DAY, DECEMBER HO. 1900.
I The One Thin*
The fhtery viator day
The <jiaddftt ©/the ym*.
Of tr*<, mg to* La oi
And Jolly Christmas
W And the one thing
nrr i. cl to y v# |oish
BflPPPf'i'MHi • ,m 1 " the
Whiahey It tv p’ireand whelevomeand
• ;*ud* w titiout a rival in lbs trade.
JOS. A. MAGNUS & CO.
fair I* on." remarked Ashton, “and I’ll
Juki hold on to thin silver."
Ooodnow Indorsed ih. --ÜBgeßtion.
"I hop.,” he added. "that I ran do a.
well right aloi.it I want to win that flrt i
"Good lurk to you." said Ashton, a
Thin*# were enmlng Mr Goodnow's ‘
way. A! the wrr lof thw third week of !
his labors hr foun t hlmsr f i harass! with
mrr wlfhwrn hun.lr. 1 ilrkrts, un.l tiisre
was ov-r I'S.i in rurrrnry In thai tMindle ,
In tha aal<* Thr wnvrlofiw had crown 100 i
small and rloodnow had Usd up fha bills
at thw rnd of tarh iv.rk using a Ittung
pink wrapfrln* papwr that aavw the park
aan a rmaln Individuality.
Rumors of hit mormon, aalwa had
rwarhwd Ihw *ar of a nrimbwr of pwoplw.
Ons cn tar prising clllawn wlih apwru
latlvw atrwak In Ills m-ntal fronomy ap
proarhwd Jamrs a day or two hr for r the
fair and < auilous:y aoundrd him aa to his
”1 think I II rat'd! that first prtie all
right.” said Jams*
"T.ll you what 111 do." obwwrvad the
•pr ■uiallvw rltlx-n. "I'll buy yottr nwince
In that prize."
Jimmy rrflrctrd. "What'll you glra?"
"Too tittle,” said Ooodnow dw Mwdly.
"That art Is as good as in Ins. and It's
worth IT. - . You ought to givw m* |.o
Ths apwr-ulator bwaltated. "I'll give you
"That’* hrtlwr. I'll lake It."
"You Just write out an order on thw
rommlttrw to dtllvwr tlm set to nw and
hwrs’a your money.”
liooduow i-ompilw.l with thw simple rw
qurst. Anothwr rllizwn wltii tin wyo to j
a lairkatn. who nia-lr a almllar proposl- |
lion to Mr tloudnow, haggled over the
figures, but finally gwriired prosprrtlvw
tit* to thr rhlna for thtrl>-flvw dollars.
This nruA tfw prize winner as a good
thin* and as It was In line with the Idea
that ratne to him when h conrlud.-d to
work It. Mr. Ashton's thlrty-flvw dollars
was easily captured, and threw others
w host. monwy>maklng proximities had
bt'en dls.overad by the young man se
verally Invested In hia rnanoe, which
they believed su a certainty.
Thw fair was the greatest wurrees ever
scored In the social history of IHgg
vllle. It opened with a crush on Monday
and there was not a night when one
rould move about - ianfori.il.ly. The money
fairly poured In and the lion. Juledlah
Hlgg was thw blushing recipient ot con
gratulations on the consummate skill
with which the affair had been planned
snd managed. Hood now continued to
report progress tn Ills ticket selling cam
paign until Friday. That afternoon he
h Id Mr. Ashton give him *r*> In currency
for the name amount In coin, ami B>ld,d
It to the pluk package. He made the ad
dition at his desk, and. Just * he had
finished tying ll up. slipped thw parcel
Into a drawer nnd stepped over to the
"Old you apeak to me?"
"That's funny, I thought you railed
tne 1 beg your pardon "
Aa he returned lo the desk and reached
Into the drawer for the bundle there came
Into hia ndhl blue eyes a strange gleam
of satirfacllon. but It was gone when he
handed the neatly tb-d l knge to Mr.
"There you are, sir. Nine hun Ired and
ninety threw dollars. 1 guess you get that
prize. When shall we settle up the ticket
"O, no hurry about that, as long as th#
money's here. To-morrow or Monday
will do No! Monday will be observed
as Chrlslma. Tuc-day will do."
"Very well. If you ilon't mind I think
I'll take a couple of hours oIT to-morrow
and look in on the fair myself."
'Tm sure there’ll be no objection. I
may be there, too."
"I hope you will.” remarked Ooodnow.
"And If you are I won'! do a thing to
thw shop.” he ad.ld. undwr his breath
tloodnow's visit to thw fair pnxlucwd
something of a flutter. It had been gen
erally known that he was thw tlrst-prlze
winner, and as he mvwd modestly ulmut
from booth to booth making pur- bases
here And there, lie heard complimentary
whispers on all sides of him. tlkl Mr.
Ashton was visibly elated at the sensa
tion the young man created. He had re
cently bad a good deal to say atiout
tloodnow nn.l posed as the discoverer of
the talented and energetic employe. He
was particularly cordial when they met.
but before they had chatted long tho
young man excused lilmself. Ten min
utes later he appeared at thw Kmportum
with a small leather aatchrd and ad
dressed Mr. Ashton's assistant.
"Mr. Palmer, they asked Mr. Ashton
at the church If hw would aocomnvndnte
thw committee with some sma.l bills for
silver. Ths crowd seems to object lo so
; much coin, and Mr. Ashlon suggested I
I bring over (TOO to be changed "
Tha cashier made the exchange wlih
out question, and tloodnow hurried away,
doing directly o Ini room, he carefully
locked the door, and then reaching under
' tha wardrobe brought to light a pink
| package, which he threw Into thw satchel.
Again there came Into his eywa that gleam
! o( satisfaction.
"I'd give 14 In pennies lo sew 01. l Ash
| (on's fa.w when he opens that roll In the
| safe." Then lu grinned. “And when the
; speculative o.d boy. find that seven of
| them won that first prize' Not so bad
Let's gee; here'* g<9!l from (he ticket snap.
1 122" from rights to the first prize, and
|2><i In change. That's preaty near tl.uOO
' Not so bad for little Jamesy, nnd I think
I'll move The races are on at New Or
leans. and maybe 1 can do something with
Then hw sirolkd down to the railway
station, bought a ticket and a sleeper and
went out for a little lunch.
Things happened at Ihw Kmportum Im
mediately after Mr. floodnow’s departure.
Ashton arrived, looking red and angry.
"Where's tloodnow?" h* demanded.
"Left here about twenty minutes ago.
sir. Said he'd be back soon.”
"Well, when he comes I've got some
thing to say lo him I happened to be
talking to Hr.. Trotter and And hw holds
Ooodnows order for that dinner service,
paid S3O for It. Rlame bis skin. 1 paid
Ooodnow $33 for his chance myself. He'll
have a time explaining things."
"Well, he can't be tong, lie's Just gone
up to the church for that currency you
told him to get.”
"Why. the currency for the sliver."
Aibton stared at bis assistant blank
ly, and then, suddenly ovens belated with
#upic!on. Jaxr.|d to th* big *ml • When
I mix that rha plnlc gM'kafo thar*
j h breath*! a il*h *f rrlb f. and *n*jHn*
it nm ll to satisfy htmaalf of It* rvailly.
vat down at tb* 4ak and unfapfati4 the
string Turning hack tha wrapper ha dU
clu**<! a ti*at pii of all pa of nawiaiprr
out to the alsr of bank not** and 'taring
at him tn bold black l*tt*ra from
whlta card on lha top of It waa mis:
. MERRY CHRISTMAS
While h* war gasing at th* impud*nt
1.-itt-n* *id fairly hoklruc with rag* a
i quirlly <ir< -*< •!, ato-kUy-built nan with
a miothly-hav*n fa -* and a high bai l
forrlt*a<l was ushered in.
Excuse in*. Mr. .\*hton, for interrupt
j ing you. I’m Capi H*aomii. a govern
ment officer The Hub-Trev* ury at Ctn*
jcinnatl hav h**n getting a good deal of
i lad aliver In Its romlttance* from th*
Biggvlll* banks ami I found at on*: of
tntm h**re more Ihan twenty doliarv tn
xpuriotis coin in n * k d*poltid b>
! your establishment this morning.”
Then the real situation fla*h*d upon
Ashton He brought ft tn th® naf* severs,
'mail Imttn of coin and passed a liandful
' to the offtcar. who, glasa In iiand. mads
a careful ■ rutiny of a number of thc*m.
"Rad,” ha remarked eantenttously.
“Where did you get them?”
The story of > ung Mr Jam** R Good
now wia briefly told, by a
' f w sharp inquiries from the Treasury
' Agent When they came to the dummy
j pd'-kage irv ldetit he smiled grimly
' Angel face, blue eyes?** ho asked.
"Thst'i him ’*
Jimmy Ilardnut at ft again.”
Making m rapid note of Ooodnow’* ad
i dree- th* officer ro^e.
"Where's the nearest telegraph office?*'
1 ho Iniiuirvd
"Right nt the railway station. You
pass there in going up to Ooodnow'*
. boMiding house.”
Five minutes later, as h* stood writing
a brief me* ge at the station Capt. Hea
j comb glanced through the open door Just
a* h young man with a small leather
satchel moved toward the sleeper of the
"This U my lucky day.” the captain
Tha message was not finished Rt*pr>lng
quickly to tin- plat form h* overtook th*
young man with the bag a* he entered
ih* body of the car
"Excuse me ” lie laid a detaining ham!
on the yoiu.g man's shoubler. turning him
partly around An angel far# with big
blue eye* met his. *
"Merry Christmas. Jimmy Here's a nice
pair of bracelets for you. Get off wtth
What Jimmy said w.ll not hear repeat
ing. Now he ! doitig h! fourth term for
.otni*rfelt!ng six years this time, and
the opening of that Broadway *(fl'?a has
been indefinitely poet|>on*d
THR OOt HT OF' JNIiHATCI.NTION'
It la Held by Ihe Herman Emperor
on New Near', hay.
The observance of the first day of Ihe
year—New Year' —with exchange of gift,
dales from old Itomau times. Bo "oatly
were the presents during Ihe time of the
Caesar, that they were a great source
of profit to Ihe emperors and quite bur
densome to their subject*.
Several hundred year* ago. In England,
M wo, customary for the nobility to send
purses of gold to the King, New Y'ear a
gifts between friends were culled xeina.
In the courts of Eurotwan royalty New
Year's to u great day. All the monarch,
begin Ihe day hy attending church; aft
erward. they receive *h" dignitaries o'
I hurt'll, stale, army and diplomatic corps.
Kvtn his little .Majesty of Spain must go
through this ordeal.
At the ltusslan capital, the prince, of
the imperial family, peraoange, of the
court, functionaries and servants of the
palace come In regular order to present
their homage and good wishes to the Em
peror, who. kisses all th- niemtars of hto
family, and all the high qfll- Into three
tlm- s m-cordtng to the Russian fashion.
l'cople meeting In the street In Russia
on New Year', kiss each other, whether
acquainted or not. The favored ones
who have taen kissed hy the < xar are
permitted to kto* the hand of the Km
!■", The ceremony of hand kissing
: wag suppre-esd for a time, hut re-estab
lished n few years ago under ihe reign
■ of Alexander 111.
Jan. 1 Is a great day In Berlin—the ilay
! for the Court of Congratulation which la
j held by the Emperor nnd Kmpn ss. Early
' in the morning, the streets near the ltov
.i! Seniors are crowded with people, all
waiting to see the mate carriages of tho
ambassador,, pttnees and noble# who are
on Ihelr way to attend the < You to of Con
This ceremony I* preceded by a short
service in the Castle Chapel. All the
prim es and princesses come to this court
as well as all those who have the privl
|,ge of attending court festlvltle*. so that
it Is a very long and rather fatiguing af
fair. especially for the Empress an.l her
I ladle#. During the nex! few weeks all
I the great court festivities take place, and
I there Is a constant ,uece##ton of court
i and private galtles
In China, the New Year rejoicing# ex
-;i n-ls over three weeks, during which
j time little or no bush*"', Is transacted.
■ The Chinaman endeavor# to start the
i new year free of debt, and all obligations
| are discharged before the close of the old
| > ear, and a fresh supply of charms Is
j told In At midnight, a general discharge
lof crackers and fir- work# usher In 4h"
N--w Y-r. the houses are decorated with
flower# sn-l lantern# and family parties
are In order.
Much the same programme 1# carried
out in Japan, where everyone appeors In
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quickly a* RAHWAY'S READY RE
hi cants per bottl*. Bold by druggists.
i Suit to Qct lUdwajr a.
The Quakers Are
The Quaker Herb
tTenlc l cot only a
btoo.| portlier, but a
a tonic, ll regulate.
■ dlgention, cure*
lha nervous rvelvet*
It ta * medicine for weak wvenen. It Im
purely vegetabto medicine at*! "*n '•
token by the m* at delicate Kidney I'if
ease*, Rheumatism a-'d all tl!'ta c ol Ihe
Blood. Blomai h UdM *® zuccumb
to Itz wonderful eßecl. u;an the humzn
zyzletn. Thouzar.d* of people In Georgia
recommend It Price $1.90.
QUAKER PAIN BALM lz the medicine
thzl the Quaker Doctor made zl. o( hu
nonderful quick curex with It * -new
zud wonderful mediclr# foe Neui , gl*.
Toolhzche, Backache. Ilhcuroallwn.
Bpraihe. Pain In Bowel.; In fact, all pa n
can be relieved by IL Pri e :*' and jOc-
QI'AKKH WHITE WONDER hOAP, a
medicated aozp 'oc the akin, a a p aild
completion. Price SO* take
QUAKER HEALING SALVE, a vege
table ointment, for the cure of tetter, ec
zema and eruptions of the skin Price
10c a box
FOR BALK BT ALL DRUGGISTS
a brand new suit of clothea. The Japan
ese New Year was formerly a moveable
feast like that of :ne Chinese, but
now celebrated on a day oorrerpoodmif to
our flirt of January.
Bonflr. -of mammoth pn>por:t•■'•* •'
kindle,l on New Year's eve It* I'crna
New Year's to March 21t—and all dan
about them This holiday to th, nrct
ImjavitHir one ol the year *nd f.jvtii c
larte for in dayw; every one nptawra
In new . .other an-i men who never yhovo
or lake a iwih do so on New Year'*.
N*> peop.e In tho world make mure f
New Vear's than the B oia, zr.d Innu
merable are the iwiiw-retuioris ,call,, . I
with the <iay. In tho Aral place, on v*
ting out ol bed tn tne morning, one tnu-t
step u|on something higher ihat* the i--l
mat the flrsi step may tie laken upward.
In droning If unfortunate enough to put
Ine left rhoe eat first, or a garment on
wtoiik ride out. one must entirely un.lree
ogalii even lo thei taking down of on. e
hair and drees over again. It Is lei .
luck to bo late for breakfast end g<-.l
luck to i>, ihe flirt one to apeak to th*
cook A I -.til-cellars must be full and
me bread basket well supplied; If a bas
ket of egga or of orring. s to brought a
- present It Indicates the te -l kin-1 ot
gOOg , . a. All garnicot-, jU j ■
be ne* and a torn garment should or. no
a count 1* worn Neither hair nor null
must oo cut; money must be In the purr
and the purse tn the pockL To slum, lo
or fat. to a bad luck sign, unless ll i..
upstairs, In which case do not took be
IVotneti Rnow How In the Mlnlnst
llletrlrte of Ihe I'sr lied.
A group of women were discussing
their various preferences as to nllopalhl
and liomeei|iathlc remedies and lre.it
ment. when one of the number remarked
that she had a good deal of faith In tho
oki-fashloned. home-made onion poultice.
The speaker was known to tve the wtf"
of a young Englishman of aristocratic
family, but who had suffered reverses of
fortune. He ramc to America, and lor a
time he and his wife ran a miners' hoard
ing-house in Colorado. Their help consist
ed of two Chinese secants. The near#—t
woman was In a almllar settlement ten
miles dlstnnf. They were tlftv miles from
the nearest railway station, and one hun
dred miles from the nearest doctor. Their
vocation and environment were novel for
l-eople brought up In a life of leisure and
One day the young boarding-house mis
tress fell very sick. To send u hundred
miles for a doctor seemed a great un
drl taking, aside from tho delay and ex
la-nse. Bo a mesenger on horseback was
sent In haste for the nearest worn in
nclkhlsvr, ten miles off. And at la-t the
sufferer, looking from her window, - aught
an Interesting glimpse of an oi l woman
hastening to her relief. She was on horse
-1 back clothed In a loose calico wru|>t"o.
! sitting astride the horse, her spectacles
| 1-obbtng Oil her nose at every gallop, and
I hed gray lialr flying In the wind. Peo-
I ~|s knew how to be ncighlmrly out there
The old woman drew her horse up ut
the door with a Jerk, quickly dismounted
and rushed In with cheery greeting* to
the patient When she took tn the situa
tion she strongly advocated an onion t"il
tlce. and set about Its preparation, say
"Wlien an onion poultice won't work,
then It's time to send for the doctor.'
But the onion poultice proved effective
and the elderly benefaclrrsn set off one
more on horse*sack to atien.l to her own
household duties Tho young Englishman
was successful In the >t. nn.l he and
Ills Wife now have abundant means ltut
ihe former boarding mistress has not for
gotten the picture of the old woman liv
ing to her on horseback, or the virtue*
ol that onion poultice.
i.tRUEBT rni-oh in iTii's world.
Located In France and a Model In
From the London Kxpr<s.
France's n-w prison at Fresnes, some
eight miles from Paris, to the largest In
the world, ll takes tho place of three old
prison*. IS situated In a healthy district
and cover*, with Its main buildings, flow
er gardens and villa residence of officials
over half a square mile.
The prison, unlike our penitentiaries, Is
not built on the star plan, but consists of
live rectangular blocks, one of which to
the tnflrmary. The plan to the ce.lular,
and the number of cells reaches the huge
total of 1.521. A*, however, accommoda
tion is providd on the "aaso iation" sys
tem for IO 1 ) privileged prisoner#, the total
criminal capacity of the Fresnes prison 'a
2.2 J(. Aa u sanitarium for the criminal
Fiesnes la unique. Aa his or her present
home It boasts the proud record of being
only half full of crime, or nr least punish
ment by tmprteonment for crime. Is dimin
ishing in France.
The sywtem nt Fresne* 1a Interesting—
l*slbly It ts worthy of imitation The mi
!horltles believe In fresh air and sunshln •
Ihoour sworn foes of Ihe microbe and
friends of health. Hence, as already stat
ed. the prlron to a model sanitarium
Otherwise the criminal to gently edu
cated. He work* at aome trade and cun
pur- have from the proceeds of hi* work
extra fool and personal requlrem-m*—
with Ihe exception of tobacco When the
prisoners go to worship, w hich I* not com
pt,store, or to "achoo!,” which t*. they
wear hoodi so as to prevent mutual
recognition on release. In some of Uie
workshops this rule does not obtain. Tl-c
reason for this apparent Inconsistency t*
Evan the oflVctals receive Inatrucllon on
such subjects as the prevention of crln ■
and prison discipline, and as a result ol
that the excellent Idea of the w.ho.e prise .
It admirably carried out. A final flatur
of Freanea la tha severe simplicity of its
architecture compared with the bercitml
iftjria of many of our prison*
AT BIRTH OF OLD CENTURY.
CI'LEBRATED IN THE SAME SIMRIT
AM OF ion I KAHN LATER.
I It arc b Bells Rang. Iloaflroa lAt the
sky, Ncwapapere I'tthllsltcd Hs
vlrvva. Ilrsilslsrrnrrt, and I'rsafce.
olee, and "Pro Mono Publico” I•-
tended in <bc Public Prlula With
-Verlias" aotl "Judex” us to
Whether the < eatury Hran on
Jao. I, IMS', or -Inn. 1, ItoTl—Phila
delphia M hooped II t'p for the
New Era—Extracts From Public*-
flon * of THaI Tint*.
•At an i*uf h •trikinxly •Inxrultor aa
tpresent, what eorimitlon* crowd upon
th* r*fl?ctllnfl mli and and how forcibly no*
;r tne What wa* the fitu
ation of thl country thin day on© htm
iruai >fan *iku And what Is It now?
\\ i , re tn.v silcru . of tho woaß w*to
dli-tur by no Round but from th drewd
M vaxe and th wolf, fields now btnil®
uiHi*r tho pi# io hand of the cuitlvator
ar.d tfie crovoA repiy in glad response*.
laor.iK tn.iy tWa hiin*y procession i-ontltiue,
41 t t may the commencement of the next
•niury whim-* a ureatt-r advatioetnent
to virtue, power and ulory than even th
U*t.”—From tho Baltimore Ftdtrtl
Oaiette, Jan. 1, IWL
It the Ram* then ak now. Wh*n
n eighteenth century was about to die,
*t nir.titonth is now doing, oil A mer
le i purred to usher in ItA succemor o#
w* r* doing even now Th* good dtl
x. ns of > 1 celehraieil as the more or l*as
night nn -dings, dinners, gatherings of Ail
kinds, fireworks. Illumination* and the
like ushered in the now century. Rial Is
i >w .>* vtare owl if we may Judge from
the pubm. a lions of that lime the c|UsAn
of Amern i c* ntury a;o ceiebmtAd
In mucit the tain* ppirit, If with w vastly
different view, as the Ameiicans of to
\ w York wi* not n pre-eminent then
<1 it i now. uni tn* princtiail events took
• In Rtkston and FhilAdciphls. The
Utter ii;i erroneously yclept 'Vieepy,*
m .j*t have l i en a i lirly wide-awake town
fi 'iii certain a<*?ounis printed In th®
Auroi.i. A ordlug to this authority, on
tin at i
m* t a tn® house of Citisnn Miiler, at th*
.■N|gn of in* Green Tree, in North Fourth
street, to l**brute the "favoro.l* com
met • * rr* nt of the nineteenth
Ir. Ke>n •; is presiUcd, and after the din
ner l ad had mellowing effects, sundry
and various toasts wto proiK***?d. The
pnt. ,*wii one wa . ‘Th® World—<ur
Country Man. Our Kcllowr iMtixen— Re
t. v olcnce Our Religion.” Other foa.-ts
wero to Thonuis Jt fret son. Just ehn tivl
1i idciit; to Aaion Burr, hia unsue.
t?fuft rival, uamed for Vic© President;
'ln.vc! ai Tol ration”; *Th® t'onstitu
tion"; * Ireland’ May she ris® .ike An*
<• ; • from r fall and cru.sh th* despots
j wiki exult in tier miseries.”
The celebration lasted until early dawn
! ani Phtladolphia was considerably
| at th* erratic |t*r*grinat!ona of
i her staid citizen* while on their way
I itome Th© Aurora added to Ihe gaiety
| t y printing a seven-column review of tho
At laAncmster. Pa., a tremendous cele
, hration wa> held In th#* large hail of
1 i'r.tnkiin C di* gr. All the towrn turned
! oui, l’*HWf!4 ware lighted, pistols sliot eff
I nnd wl* mu- h nols* nmde as |Mt*slble. A
-i4 .il transparency, eighty fes?t high and
iwt •* as lag, hearing the legend, ”lab
• rty and the t'-onstitution,” adomiii th®
I lower end of tne hail. Speeches predlct
. ii, ..i k.;. n,iN f ll if fr the new century
as lm b a‘ bullock u •
I The Philadelphia German Society also
eie rted, i did the prominent citizens
of Easton. Pa., who
house of Mr. Heckman to watch the oil
century out and th* new one in.
in N w York City the |>eoplo being
more cosmopolitan, there warn lna cele
bru’lug. Watch nlghft c*rvice were held
In th various churches am) in aome of
the clubs of the day informal meetings
u- re held. It wa* i.ot until evening that
the snvail boy*. uld'd and abetle<l by the
older one-, built huge tires, of whatever
material was nearest at hand. All th©
town was Illuminated and when midnight
am* th 4 nut n bells rang out the old
ami in tie new century. Men and wo
men congratulated on© another uni th*
Congre.- w.is ho busy with th* contest
id election 1m tween Jefferson and Burr
that no • -ognizance was taken of the
change of centuries. The work of both
houses went on uninterrutt<dly, th©
treaty pending with I'ranc© occupying
; much time.
They had th* Mam® old discussion on*
hundred y ura ago that tins been racking
I the souls of the latter day public. All
! through th© country discussion was rif*
for nearly a ye;r us to when She n*w
; century !>• gun—Just a* w® dlscutsed the
matter during the last twelve mouths.
Pro Pono Publico, Veritas, Judex. A Cit
izen and other well-known personage*
who a till survive, wrote to the |Miper* in
support of their respective stand, nnd
! i. rlmoniou* deban s ensued. Ftmilly it
wwh d* that th* new century began
Jan. 1. llWi Havers 1 w'<*ll-intcntloncd,
though mbs ken, gentleman had already
celebiated th#- o- 4 aslou on Jan. 1, ItoOO.
and on- of (hem wrote a harsh letter to
ih* papers. Announcing that lie would
f.*k no part in any subsequent chrono
logical Jambore* whah;oever. However,
th® event posted off very nicely without
Aa for the newspapers, each and every
i one had u weighty editorial or two, w*l
i - omtng the new century ami regretting
j th© old. Washington had been dewd on
ly two years and two weeks, and repeal
*sl mention wa- made of tlm In the most
j • omplimctitaiy terms, Irrespective of par
i ly nffilhitions. The Boston Independent
Chtonlcle on the tirst day of th© nine
teenth century raid;
“This day uommence* the nineteenth
century. Th© great event* which have
arisen at th© cloae of th© eighteenth c©rv*
TRIAL TREATMENT FREE.
It Is especially tho deep-seated obsti
nate ca*cp that 11. B. B. cures. It mut
ters n<c tf the doctors or patent medi
cines have failed to cut* B. B. B (Bo
tanto Blood Balm) always promptly
re I be* tho poison and roou out and
drain* It from tho system, heals every
-ore „r pimple, slops hair from falllna
out. and cures tho and I sens,, ho , ymp _
• m® <.i Jt- ver return.
H 13. B. rur*d K. P. R Jones. At
lmio. 1,0., of contagious blood poison;
hid copper colored cniptions all over
tha body, offensive eruptions, pimples ex
ern luting aches and pains in honae and
Joints, falling of tho hair, sore throat
mucous patches. His troubles resisted
the treatment of the most noted dor
tor* yet h. was completely cured by ten
bottle* of Botanic Blood Balm. (M B
B.nltobert Ward. Maxey. 0,.. suffered
fr !U •"_ liry and tertiary blond poison
face and shoulders a mass of corruption
and sore*, -a'ing Into the skull bone*
eleven bestir* of 11. b B . oennlri.lC
cured him If you have ecsemn. cancer
scrofula, rl* rig*, bod*, ulcers, then B. fl‘
It. will mak- a p< rfeot cure
L.ry. bottles of II B, B for sale by
d'UKgbriH for *l. with complete direct
tlon- for lonic treatment. Trial treat
ment free by writing Blood Balm Cos.
We'Will I, '|'a I V"’ lb ‘' ym,r <rm,hl ■"<>
we will It,. hide free personal medical ad
vice. Ovor 3,W> curt* by J3. Jj. B.
tury arc to bo matured In tha prt<gr- ,
of th© nineteenth. Whether th©
of men or th© despotism of tyrary *
be eatabiiMhed on a permanent baaia
subjects with which the wwnl> of • ,
present century is pregntuit. Mon. -*.
has fallen with a rapid celerity. Hlerar f
ha* ©xpir**d In Europe in violent ixa,
©tone Llbarty. rUioiMil philosophy
Christian Catholic lam have awsunied thHr
native dignity. In America th© pro | .
Is pei.*u)iarly tailllant. The peoph b*- •
to think end to aet, unawed by - 4 *
thrtat© of morarchiets or th© frown* ~f
prieatiy fanatics, they com® forward
a manly attitude In vindication of tn*. -
The "Colunibtan CerUlnel” (spelled wr. (
m ”C”) published In Boston, cootaipei
long doggerel entitled, “The Enlighter.Mi
Eighteenth Cent ury, or the Ag© of R*
Ron," in which every public man of no**
received a bark-handed compliment.
On® of the most tntareatng of th*** cor
tribution* to New Century literature w©
a lettsr to the Frovtdenc© Gazette, sign*,)
"A.” which ends* thin*:
"It would ha phrasing to iiva one h>i
dred years hence, in order to a©*
i hange© will take place. If any are wi ,
ua who lived at the beginning of •
past century it must be an entertatnm*
for them to see the different elite t .*
thing* in SIM from that of the pr*w
time. If would. I imagine, b© a mu
more desirable object o live until th*
year MM, because a greater change in th*
affairs of th© world seems to be procru*
1 I. H Of B RT UNO C. J 5 R
IlNU.il .Nt HLUI LE.
For Isle of Hope, Thunderbolt. Montcom
try. Catile Uurk and >n Knd.
Subject to rhar.ee without notice.
HU OF HOI t; AND TENTH STREET
Lv City for l.~of H 77 Lv. lxl^oTllope."
46 am fror.s Ten'.h Sllam for TentS
10 16 xni from Tenth 1015 am for Tenth
11 Mi am from Tenth UUium for Tenth
100 pm from Tenth 10 pm for Tenth
SOO pm from Tenth 2t*ipm for Tenth
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300 pm from Tenth Soopm for Tenth
$lO pm from Tenth $ Supra for Tenth
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7SO pm from Tenth j *OO pm for Tenth
*SO pm from Tenth 9i pm for T.-neh
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10 SO pm from Tenth ill 00 pm for Tenth
ISLE OF HOUR AND BOLTON ol
Lv city for 1 of H l.v. I of H for B at
vt* Thun & U I'ark via Thun ft r
■ Him from Mm pm v ... im Bo!!.,
230 pm from Holton 3 30|>rn for Bolton
SSO pm from Bolton 430 pm for Bolton
4SO pm from Holton O) pm for Bolton
&Sopm from Bolton i <3O pm for Botton
SO pm from Bolton i 730 pm for Bolton
ISO pm from Bolton ; 830 pm for Bolton
Lv city for Monlg'rv Lv Montgomery
10 15 am from Tenth 936 am for Tenth
100 pm from Tenth 1115 pm for Tenth
500 pm from Tenth 2SO pin for Tenet,
<3O pm from Tenth 545 pm for Tenth
THUNDERBOLT AND ISI.E OF HOPE
Commenclnie at 3:0) p. m. cur leave.
Thunderbolt every hour for Isle of Hot,,
until S:00 p. m
Commem ln* at S3O p m. ear learr.
Isle of llojve every hour for Thunder
bolt until 3:30 p. m.
UommenclnK M 700 a. m car leave.
Bolton street Junction every Su minute,
until 200 p. m., afl> r which lime car
leaves every W minutes.
Commenctnsr ot 730 a. m ear leaves
Thunderbolt for Bolton street Junction
every So minutes until 2.15 p. m , aft.-r
which time ear leaves every 10 minutes
The 10-mlnute schedule Is maintained as
lon* as travel warrants It.
The first ear leave, for West End s4
7 30 a m and every 40 minutes thereafter
until 11 oo r. m . after which a ear runt
In each direction every Jfl minutes until
TT M. T/mV. Oen Nfer
Air Tight Heaters.
Stoves and Ranges,
Also see our line of COOKINO t'TETf-
SILB, TINWARE and CCTLBRT.
1 . PHW.ES i MS.
125 CON<*HESS BTRKKT. WEST.
R RNtat. I P Mill.ao.
Preaideat V Ice Brealdsak
Binbt Bi.tn,. Jr See y and Traaa
Sash, Doors and Blinds
Taints, Oils, Varnishes,
Class and Brnshs,
llnif, Cement and Plaster.
■a* u, Wbllafcae Mraats |
FINE FLORIDA ORANGES
FRUITS AND VEGETABLE! • all
BEED RYE. BEED OATS.
HAT. GRAIN. FEED. FLOUR.
CHEESE. DEANS; Peas. Rica itraw. ate.
W. I). Sim kins k Cos.
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