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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. SAGUACHE, COLORADO. i The Czar, of Russia is a cigarette smoker. He rolls, his own cigarettes from tobacco especially imported from Syria. When bad men combine the good must as~ociate, else they will fall one by one an unpitied sacrifice in a con- gemptible struggle. Japan sent 63 ships through the '~uez canal last year, or more than ~pain (34) or Denmark (27), and near- ly as many as Italy (82). Jackson. Ont., has made a record for municipal economy. Of the $2,000 vot- ed for decorations for the reception of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and ~ork $300 was not spent. Instead of being a moder4a notion, the plan of preventing destructive storms by exploding hombs among the clouds was suggested nearly 100 years ago by Prof. Parrot, of Riga, in R,#s- ~l&. The Burmese soung is a harp, the "body being modeled like a boat, with a long, high prow. The instrument has a scale from low A in the bass clef to F in the G clef. It is used to accompany vocal music. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Ormsby, of Chicago, Ill., have been married seven years, and during that time she has twice given birth to twins, once to triplets, and on September 29 of the present year she added quadruplets to her family. In the seven years she has had fourteen children. The most valuable kitchen in the world belongs to the Shah of Persia. Wlth its outfit of cooking utensils and dishes it is said to be worth about $5,- 00{),000. Even the cooking pots are lined wlth gold, and the plates and dishes used at the royal table are ol solid gold, enerusted with preciou~ stones. Tests in the cultivation of potatoes, made last year. show that, whether planted whole or cut, the large pota- toes. gave the biggest Yields in "every case; but when the financial results were looked into, It was found that the biggest profit was made by planting whole large potatoes, and the ~ext largest profit from whole small ones. The people of Spencer, .Mass., are proud of the fact that it wtm the birth- place of Elias Howe, Jr. Passengers on the Boston and Al'bany Railroad, passlng through that town, can see s ~ugo sign, eighteen feet square; bear- ing these words: "Down in the valley below Elias Howe, Jr., inventor of the sewlng machine, and an lllustriou~ son of Spencer, was born in 1819." Altaskan dogs are called malamutes, and are a cross between a dog and e wolf. About two months after birth ~hey are trained to draw little wagons, and soon become very useful. They do not bark, but utter a melancholy howl. They have long 'hair, and car sleep in the open air with the thor. mometer sixty degrees below~ zero Their usual food is fish and seat blub- ber. They are fed once a day, usually at night. A Carb0mlale~ (Col,) man is ca hie way to Holland to find three or foux hundred families who will go to Colo. rode, settle down in the Irrigated sec, tions, and build up the sugar-beet rats, lng industry, his ~elief being that the Hollanders, who are thoroughly ac- qtu~Ited with the use of ditches for 'the purpose of keeping water off the farming lands of their own country, ;will be particularly useful in the use of ditches used for irrigation purposes. Ex-Governor Leedy has engaged In the practice of law in Alaska, and in s letter to his old friend, Dr. Pllcher oi JWinfisld,-he says his prospects are good. He is-building 'a house in the town of Valdez, and already he is one of the foremost citizens of the town, He likes Alaska better every day, and the town of Vaidez he predicts will be the biggest seaport on that coast. It~ harbor is open the year round, and the town is on what is called the "all- ,American" route to the gold country. A wealthy business man who runs e "farm for pleasure, but on business ~rineiples, refused, to buy a corn*reaper that left a tall stubble. The Mains Farmer explains that on well,grown Corn the reaper that leaves Six inches of stalk standing wastes at least a ton ,to the acre of valuable fodder, one- -tenth of the crOp. Beside this'lllumln. atlve incident we Piecethe brief bu~ SchWab must be 'a constant ~effort to look after -. the lRtle things." That is "business," Whether a man controls a billlon,dol. Rat corporation or a ten-acre farm. | , _ _ , TbQ deepest ,borehole known, made " ~ ~ ~tlie Pr~esslan' g0vernment, lg at ~arusch0wltz, near Rattbor, in upper depth is about 6,57Z from S.6 The upper where built have orders yards .m the great ~nthe s,a- DENVER'S CITY HALL BUILDING PARTLY DESTROYED BY FIRE suDpln:~, D~. olf.--FnlreendiWarhyCho~ti~s' Swhl~erntiyfl::t~r:hee21warme ~'an~r:;~ddeodg partly destroyed Denvers city hall a narrow cornice on the tower ou the last night. City officials are without Imrimer street side and stood in the offices and the Police Department has midst of'smoke and flames for nearly no jail' for its .prisoners, valuable rec- ords. maps and plans have been lost and the greater part of ehe furnishings of the building are destroyed. Within an hour last night three fires were discovered in different parts of the big buihling. At 5:50 o'clock Police Clerk Robert N. Pearson and Fred Boyer, chief li- cense clerk, discovered a fire in the basement. A closet umler the stair- way leading frmn the basement to the first floor of the building, which had beer filled with rags and paper, was the scene of the first blaze, which was extinguished with little difficulty. At 6:15 o'clock A.L. Bing and Ed- ward Richards, who were in the oper- ators' room on the fourth floor of the ~Ity hall, on the Fourteenth and Mar- ket street corner, discovered that there was a fire in the dressing room of the gymnasimn, located above the oper- ators' room. Upon investigation they found the lockers which lined the rooms were in flamen. The orperators n(rtifled the firemen in the basement of the city hall and the blaze was ex- tinguished with little difficulty. In an attempt to save official records and vaulable documents several per- sons were injured. The immense crowd which gathered to watch the fire half an hour before their companions were able to rescue them. Nearly all of the city officials were at the city hall within forty-five min- utes after the first alarm was sounded. It was at first believed that the fire could be confined to the top floor, but when it was seen that there was dan- ger that it might destroy the entire bnilding a volunteer fores was organ- ized to carry out the more valuable documents and records from the va- rious offices. Public officials, citizens and firemen rushed into the building to carry out armfuls of big books. packages of papers, maps and furni- I ture. Notwithstanding their efforts many vahmble documents, maps. drawings and records were destroyed hy fire and water. The loss on the building is estimated at about $70.000. The loss on furniture is amply cov- ered by the $5,000 policy, but a loss of $o-,5.000 approxlmatcly was sustained on maps and blue prints of public work in progress and valuable records in the Health Department chemical and bac- teriological laboratories and in other departments, some of which must be replaced, and some of which cannot be replaced. The total loss, therefore, is approxi- mately $100,000. sad $27.500 of this is was treated to a thrilling spectacle not covered by insurance. ~. * __+_~ SILVER DEPRECIATION MAKES TROUBLE IN .THE PHILIPPINES Manila. Dec. 2.--The financial situa- tion in the Philippines islands is caus- ing much alarm. In an interview pub- lished in Manila. Henry C. Ide, chief of the Department of Finahee and Jus- tice, referred to the probable enforce- meat of an alteration in the immedi- ate future of the present parity of two Mexican dollars for one gold dollar. The United States postoffice here now refuses, except to government em- ployes, to issue money orders in ex. change for Mexican silver. The banks of Manila have been making from six to eight per cent. on exchange. Mer- chants and others are forced to carry their accounts in Mexican silver. The commercial community had relied up- on the United States Philippine Com- mission to continue the situation of Congress. This authorization has been requested by Charles A. Conant. spe- cial commissioner of the War Depart- ment to investigate the state of coin- age und banking in the Philippines and report to the secretary of war recom- mendations for the remedial legisla- tion, who is now in Washington, was the bearer of the commission's views of this matter. The stores of Manila are compelled to accept two Mexican dollars for one gold dollar, while Chinese speculators are paying as high as six per cent. prdmium in American paper money for American gold. Local bankers say that if the salaries of all Insular employes were paid in the local of Mexican currency, inde- pendently of the fluctuations of this two Mexican dollars for one gold dol- currency, and if the government had lar, which the commission itself ere-]not attempted to enforce a rate of ex- ated. The commission is unable to act I change, the present financial situation in the matter without dahe authority of ] would never have arisen. GOV. JENKINS BOUNCED FOR MISUSE OF OFFICE Washington, Dec. L--The President yesterday appointed Thomas B. Fergu- son governor of Oklahoma, vice Will- iam M. Jenkins. removed. In taking this action the President attached to the papers the following memorandum: "Governor Jenkins of Oklahoma is hereby removed because of his Im- proper connection with a contract be- tween the territory and the Oklahoma Sanitarium Company. The decision is based Wholly upon his own written statements, and 'his oral explanations of them at the hearing. "One of the duties of the territorial governor is to enter into ~the contra~t with son~e person or corporation far keeping the in~ane of the territory. Gover~or Jenkins made such a contract with the Oklahoma Sanitarium, a cor- poration;, the promoter,s of which re- served $10,000 of its Stock for the gov: ernor and subject to hls orders. "In the governor's explanation of the affair he says he told the promoters at the time they desired him to sanction the contract that it was an Important contract; that 'I had some friends whom I would like to have interests in the company, to which I owed some ob- ligations which I would not be able to pay with an appointment or anything of that kind.' T~e stock was delivered to ~a banker subject to the governor's order and was turned over to these friend~ whose political services tl~e governor thus sought to reward. '~The extent of the favor to the gov- ernor and his friends is suggested by the fact that the o~ly known sale of the stock since the contract was given out was at double the price paid for it. "As perfbrman~e of the contract was to be "the sole business of the corpora- tion, it is obvious that the territory was obligated to pay far more than the ser- vice was worth, or that its helpless wards were to have the enormous prof- its contemplated taken out of their keep. "The governor's confessed relations to the matter displayed such a lack of appreciation of the high fiduciary na- ture of the duties of his office as to unfit h!m for their further discharge. 'A sound rule of public policy and morals forbids a public servant from seeking or accepting any personal bene- fit in a transaction wherein he has a public duty to perform. , "A chancellor would not for one me- vigilant and exact-in the public In- terest." The above memorandum is signed by the President. ~klmrm~i by Fail In 8liar ' " New York, Dee. 2.--The fall lri sll- ver thi'eatens to cause depression in the Manchester COtton trade by diminish- ing experts to China anc~ India, ~cables ,the Iamdon representati~e~f ihe Tri- bune. it ls.~attributed to heavy sales by American "smelters, rather than to premature rumors that the Chinese government, will dump a~, enormous quantity of sliver on tl~ European market in meeting the first l~llment of the indemnity, Indian trade is, art flow. M'KINLEY MONUMENT COMMITTE~'S CALL Denver, November 30, 1901. To the People of Colorado: Shortly after the tragic death of Wil- liam McKinley, late President of the United States, a National Monument Association was formed for the pur- pose of raising sufficient money by pub- lic.subscriptions to erect a suitable monument at Canton, Ohio, to com- memorate the noble private life and public services of the late chief magis- trate of the nation. This national association has aP- pealed to the people of Colorado to contribute a portion of the~ money nec- essary for the above put.pose. The local committee appointed to make necessary arrangements for the receipt of contributions from our citi- zens has appointed the mayor of every city and town in the state, the presi- dents of al| labor organizations, the chairman of each of the boards of county commissioners, the presidents of the different women's clubs and the presidents of all other organlzatlons of women in the state, as a committee to solicit and receive contributions ki their respective localities. This committee is respectfully urged to give prompt attention to this mat- rer. Ex-Governov James B. Grant is treasurer of the association for Col0- rado. All moneys collected are to be remitted to the treasurer, care of the Denver National Bank, Denver, Colo- rado. It is hoped that every citizen of the state will take Just pride In making a prompt response to this most meritori- ous appeal to their patriotism. It is the wish of the organization that the money raised come from the great body of the people of the country whom the late President so much loved. The smallest contrlbuOons will be grate- fully appreciated. Let every person contribute. State" press please copy. JAMES B. ORMAN, Governor and Chairnmn of Committee. A. M. STEVENSON. Secretary. Consumptlve~ ~efused Admlsslon~ New York, Dec, 2.--United States Judge Thomas, sitting in the Circuit Court in Brooklyn, has decided in fa- vor of the ruling of the Treasury De- partment at Washington in the case of Thomas Boden of Philadelphia. The decision prohibits Boden, a supposed consumptive, from remaining in the country. Boden's wife and child have remain. ed from choice at Ellis island. Judge ,Thomas decides that, as a simple ques- tion of facts was before him in the premises, he could not officially do oth- erwise than sustain the Treasury De- partment. No question of law, he o,b:_ served, has been sworn out by ]~oden a lawyer. The case has to do ~ith the right of consumptives to land as immi- grants. F. T. Tobin of Philadelphia, Boden'a law~er, obtained a stay from Judge Thomas pending an appeal which will be taken to the' Unlt~i States Circuit Court. Assistant Immigrant Agent McSwee- ney said that Bodens deportation would be deferred until the Appellate Oourt had passed upon the case. t 4* : ,,The Filibusters of Venezuela,, :: + Or the Trials of a Spanish Girl. $ 4* + ** By sewage w. novmNs. $ Copyrighted 1900 by Robert BonDer's Sons. CHAPTER XXV. Namampa Meets a Man. A solitary horseman was traveling slowly across the great llanos that stretched from the Cereal westward, wending his way toward the valley where the Castle of Salvarez was sit- uated. There was this peculiarity about this horseman; He had neither saddle, blanket nor bridle. Sitting awkwardly "upon the bare back of a clumsy little horse, he clung to its mane. and prodding it constantly with a stick to accelerate its pace, he jogged along as a sailor on horseback always Jogs. Suddenly the horseman bent his head and looked eagerly in the near distance. He saw a man afoot making toward the north with neither rapid nor steady steps. Drawing nearer to the lonely foot traveler the horseman's eye lit up, for he had recognized the face. "Hang me if that isn't old Namam- pa, the herb doctor," he said. "I saw his wizened old face at Lola's funeral and I never could forget it." Then shouting in Spanish: "Ahoy there, Namampa! Whither bound?" The Carib--for it was really he--- looked askance at the stalwart fellow who had thus addressed him~ and seemed about to quicken his pace. But it occurred to him that, whether on foot or mounted, the younger man was more thana match for him in speed, so he paused, as if hesitating. "I do not know you, senor," he said. "You have called my name, but many. know the herb-doctor of the Caribs whose faces are not remembered by me:" "Well, your face Is remembered by me well enough," was the reply. "No man who once saw it could easily for- get it. Not that it is so wonderfully beautiful either." The thin, withered lips of Namampa cracked into a smile. "Namampalsold," he said. "He is no longer good to look upon. But as the outward beauty passes away with age, then comes the full development of the soul--the brain. No, Namampa is no longer young nor handsome, but he knows many things." "A false estimate of your knowledge, old man," said the horseman. "I've heard it said that an. Indian charm- doctor, by his arts and humbugs, can make his tribe believe he is a great medicine man, but that he could im- pose on men who call themselves intel- ligent was a surprise to me." "Was a surprise to you!" repeated the Carib, stung with curiosity to know who the stranger was. and 'resentment that his own skill should be so belit- tled. "What do you mean? Who are you that you do not believe in Nam- ampa's skill?" "Well, as to that," replied the horse- man, "my name is Tempest, and I am one of those Americans that are not over-much loved by his Royal High- ness Philip the Fraud. I've just taken a canter cross country for my health, and now I'm returning to the Corbnl Valley to look up my friends. What I mean by doubting your skill is this: A glrl was lying ill in the Castle of SaN varez, and yea, of all the people this side of the Orinoco, were chosen as the wisest medicine-man and the most likely to pull her through. Did you do it? No. 'You mumbled your prayers and charmed the men who were well, but failed to affect the virl who was ill. That's a sore point with me, old Carib; not that I loved the girl herself, but I loved her lover, and when she died his heart was broke and the light went out of his life. That was the re- sult of your failure, Carib. I've a mind to cut your lying tongue out with this beautifUl knife I stole from the fellow who calls himself king." Namampa Jingled the gold he had received from Mattazudo, and looked calmly and contemplatively at Temp- est, as if considering some weighty question. "American," he said, "the skill of Namampa is for him who pays the best. I knew nothing of your friend. It was Philip, whom they call king, who wished to marry the girl, but Philip offered no gold. There was an- other who----" "Confound you!" exclaimed Tempest, leaping to the ground and springing upon the Carib. "Do you mean to say you Cook the gold of Gomez to murder Lola Oarza " As Jack relaxed his grip, the Indian whispered: "Let me up! Let me up! I--I can tell you something." Tempest took the Indian by the hair and raised him to his feet. "Tell on," he said; "and unless you tell something that pleases ms better than what you have told already you might better be saying your prayers." "Listen, then," the Carib began. "It is true I was called to the sick senorita. I gave her the powder I ,make from the bark of the cinchona tree She got well. But suddenly she seemed to die. It was not I that gave her the drug. I knew nothing of it. She was buried. You must have been there, for you say you saw my face at her funeral. It ]s true, I was there i have lived long, senor, and I know the faces of men. You saw Philip weep- ing. You saw the grief of Don Juan. You saw the gloomy face of Gomez. But did you see the gleam in Mattazu- do's eyes? No. Only I, the Indian, say that. I suspected a trick. There is a drug that suspends life for twen- ty-four hours. The half-breed must have known it, for the girl was not dead, hut drugged. I said to myself that I would watch Mattazudo and save the girl. I did watch him, and saw that, infitead of grieving, he was ex- ulting. I knew that he would dig up the senorita at night. But I got ahead of him, dug her out of her grave, and took her to my cottage and gave her powerful medicines that brought her back to life. The food came before I could take her to her father, but she is safe. and I am the one who saved her." It has already been noticed, perhaps, that Namampa had a delightful way of telling Just enough truth to suit his purpose, and strengthening it with a little skillful lying. "Well, I'm blessed." ejaculated Tempest. "Where is Lola now?" "Look, senor. Can you see that hill far to the south?" "Yes," said Tempest. "Whenthe flood came the land where my poor hut stood was under water. I took Don Juan's daughter upon that hill. There is an old stone temple there, high enough to be beyond the reach of the flood. There I found an Englishman. I explained all to him, and he promised to take care of her, and I left her with him. Mattazudo, had learned that I outwitted him and has sworn to kill me. He is very pow- erful among the Zambos, and I "am fleeing from him. I want your horse. senor. If the half-breed follows me on a horse he will surely overtake me and kill me." "Are you telling the truth?" asked Tempest. "I am, I swear it. The senorita is Safe." "By Jove! Well, old man, you came nearer death to-day than you ever were before. Here's the horse, take it and go." Namampa, chuckling at his own ready wit, mounted the horse, and Tempest started off toward Carib Hill. CHAPTER XXVI. Another Battle. It was quite a journey to the hill, and after To, ripest had trudged awhile, he began to regret that he had allowed the Carib to take his horse. But, he reflected, if the Indian's story was true, Lola was safe enough, and there was no need to hurry. It was not as if she were again in danger and he was hurrying to her assistance. 'He was rejoiced, after a tramp of several hours, to see the wooded slope of the hill before him, and in his eager hope to find Lola still unharmed and in the Englishman's care, he forgot the fatigue of the Journey and hurried up the hill. Suddenly he was startled by henri ing a shot and shouts as of a skirmish. Another rifle-shot--two, three in quick succession, and the shrieks of wound- ed Zambos. "An attack!" said Tempest. "The scoundrels have discovered the place of refuge, and have come to recapture Lola. I wish I had a gun. But, gun or not, I must have a hand in this." Armed only with the knife, ~he gal- lant American sprang uD the hill, toward the sound of battle. The course he had taken brought him up in front of the ruined temple, and before his presence was discov- ered he had ample opportunity of see- ing what was going on. He saw a crowd of at least a dozen of the dirty horde under Mattazudo. led by that worthy himself, who had, true to Lord Chugmough's prediction, returned to recover his lost v!ctim~ They hid themselves behind trees or rocks, and shot into the open end of the ruin, now half barricaded with stones and logs piled up by Lord Chugmough and William. . Behind this rude fortification he could now and then catch a glimpse of a head. and the quick aiming of a rifle as one of the Zambos showed himself, thereby drawing upon him the unerring fire of the Englishmen. Mobs like that led by Mal~tazudo lean mostl:~ to guerrilla warfare, and the bravest of these followers of the half-breed chose rather to shoot f~om ambush than in a fair fight. But, numerous as they were, they were at a marked disadva~ltage when pitted against the two Engiishmen, for the repeating rifles inside the ruin were aimed hy men of nerve, w~o~ hands were steady and whose eyes were sure, whereas, probably, not one of Mattazudo's heroes would have hit a man in full view one hundred yards away. When a Zambo fired, he was com- pelled to show enough of himself to give Lord Chugmough something to shoot at, and this mark was gener- ally hit. It did not take Mattazudo long to discov'br 4hat at the rate they were going the Englishmen would eventu- ally wipe his force out of existence. It became necessary, therefore, to boldly attack, the ruin in a body. The Englishmen would no doubt kill a few, but two men in a hand-to-hand fight must give way to overwhelming numbers, and the lives of a few wretches like the Zambos were not to be considered when the object to be gained was the possession of Lola Garza. So, keeping well under cover him- self--for the pleasure of possessing a beautiful girl would be naught to a dead man--he gave the order to charge. With a shout the Zambos dashed forward, two falling by the rifles of the Englishmen at the very entrance; but Tempest, as he saw one after an- other of the gang leap into the old ruin. knew that the gallant defenders of the temple and Lola Garza were doomed unless he. alone could aid them. Gripping his poniard tightly, he ut- tered a wild yell, and, rushing for- ward, he hurled himself over the bar- ricade and into the very thickest of the fight. "Here's one for Med,worth!" he shouted, as he drove his knife into the heart of a fellow whose gun was aimed at Lord Chugmough's breast. "Here's another for Crespo and the Republic!" he shouted again, giving another Zambo his death-blow. "Take one iu the name of Uncle Sam while we're at it!" he yelled, and another of the fiends of Matta- zudo bit the dust. His sudden advent disconcerted the Zambos and gave Lord Chugmough and William an opportunity to re- cover. But even now they were out- numbered four to one, and the fight seemed hopeless. Tempest seemed endowed with the strength of seven men. With the knife in his right hand he felled one after another, while his left was busy hurling his enemies from him. He felt a stinging pain in his side, and knew that he was wounded, but still fought on, unmindful of the hurt. Lord Chugmough managed to get close beside him, and so well did they work together, with William's calm and experienced assistance, that eight men were lying dead and dying :upon the earthen floor of the ruin, when the others, panic-stricken and defeat- ed, fled from the place. "William/' said Lord Chugmough, calmly, with his usual drawl, as soon as the last enemy had disappeared, "that was quitea littlel skirmish." Then turning to Tempest; he said: "And our success, sir, is due to your timely--Oh, I say there, old man, brads up! William, the brandy~-he has fainted." Tempest, who had turned to speak to Lola, who was cowering in a corner during the progress of the-fight, had reeled, staggered and would have fallen to th~ floor had not ~rd Chug- sough caught him in his arms. "It is Jack Tempest!" cried Lola. "Poor Jack! Poor fellow! Place him here on these skins. There-r-make him comfortable. Poor Jack! How ff0bly he fougl~t!" "He is a good one," said Lord Chugmough, working over Tempest as he spoke. In a short time Tempest revived enough to open hie eyes. He looked up at Lola and smiled. "Ah-~I'm--glad~you're safe," he whispered. She knelt down by his side. "Brave Jack." she said. "Is Arthur with you?" "No," was the whispered answer. "He's gone~we-Tyou know the castle --you died--we saw you put~grave--- Namampa told--me all--I was alone--- Arthur--Jacinta--the General's daugh- ter--gone--together--boat--I--I--'. , "My heavehl" exclaimed Lord Chug- sough, startled out of' his iron com- posure, "the wound is bleeding afresh!" gurgling sound in Tempest's throat had choked further utterance, and the poor fello~v's fingers gripped Lord Chugmough's. He was conscious, apparently, for he looked at Lola if he wished to say eomethlng, the Zambo had struck too-deep. In a f~w minutes the weary, eyes closed, the great chest gave a heave, and the life went out of Jack Tempest. (To be continued.) Are not all true men that live or that ever lived soldiers of the same army, enlisted under heaven's cap- taincy, 'to do 'battle against the same enemy--the empire of Darkness and Wrong? Why should we miskflow~ one another, fight not against the ene- my, but against ourselves, fPom mere difference of uniform?--Carlyle. Mme. De Lesseps, widow of the ca- nal promoter, will reopen her Paris salons with a great ball to introduce her second daughter into society. This Will be the first time the family has ventured to appear with Its former glamour sinc~ the financial scandals whleh ruined hundreds of tho~ands 'of people, killed old De L~seps and revealed more corruption in the French political worm .than even the most cynically inclined supposed P0emi- ]~l~---Exchange, FhU M~'~ Deft Nketehos. Phil May, who makes humorou~ sketcheS, was ~7 yoars old on April ~. Simple as his sketches look, pro-~ duced with the minimum number of |lnss, the result is obtained only b~ ~ard work and the persistent eltmina- ~lon of each superfluous stroke of the J~en u~til the finished result is ,o~ ~lned. Mr. May has a~en many sid~ of life, for at one time he travele~ with a theatrical company and playe~ malty parts, for. a salary of $$.76 a - 2 ..... ned~zee ~ Yildlz palace, which is the home of ~e sultan, is unique among rOYal res!- deuces, it being a town within a tow:n, surrounded by numerous w~ls, each higher and thicker than the last, and in the center being the beautiful pal- ace of the sultan, standing in the midst of parks and gardens laid out i~ said to be ~he English tween the o~her walls are tl~ Of the ~ourt officials, state [ and everyone connected with ~a~ ,~'ell as the halls }n~ a t~ state is