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THE UPPEJJ DBS MQtTJBa- AMQKA IOWA. WEDNESDAY NOV1MB1B 9. 1898 A Brave Coward. By Robert Louis Stevenson, CHAPTER VI.—(Continued.) "Is it In the pavilion?" I asked. "It Is; and I wish it was in the bottom of the sea Instead," said North- mour; and then suddenly—"What are you making faces at me for?" he cried to Mr. Huddlestone, on whom I had unconsciously turned my back. "Do you think Cassllis would sell you?" Mr. Huddlestone protested that nothing had been further from his mind. "It IB a good thing," retorted North- indur, in his ugliest manner. "You might end by warying us. What were 'you going to say?" he added, turning to me. "I was going to propose an occupation for the afternoon," said I. "Let us carry that money out, piece by piece, and lay it down before the pavilion door. If the Carbonari come, why, It's theirs, at any rate." "No, No!" cried Mr. Huddlestone; "It does not, it cannot belong to them! It should be distributed pro rata among all my creditors." "Come, now, Huddlestone," said Northmour, "none of that." "Well, but my daughter," moaned the wretched man. . "Your daughter will do well enough. Hfere are two suitors, Cassllis and I, . neither of us beggars, between whom ishe has to choose. And as for your- selt to make an end of arguments, you haWno right to a farthing, and, unless I'm much mistaken, you are going to die." It was certainly very cruelly said, but Mr. Huddlestone was a man who attracted little sympathy, and, although I saw him wince •and shudder, I mentally indorsed the rebuke; nay, I added a contribution of my own. "Northmour and-I," I said, "are willing enough to help you to save your life, but not to escape with stolen property." He struggled for a while with himself, as though he were on the point of giving way to anger, but prudence had the best of the controversy. "My dear boys," he said, "do with me or my money what you will. I leave it all In your hands. Let me compose myself." And so we left him, gladly enough I am sure. The last that I saw, he had once more taken up his great Bible, and with tremulous hands was adjusting his spectacles to read. CHAPTBR VII. The recollection of that afternoon will always be graven on my mind. We debated over and over again my proposal with regard to the money, and had we been In complete possession of our faculties I am sure we should have condemned it as unwise; but we were flustered with alarm, grasped at a and there, from the northern corner of the Sea-Wobd, beheld a thin column of smoke rising steadily against the now cloudless sky. "Northmour," I said (we still continued to talk In whispers), "It is not possible to endure this suspense. I prefer death fifty times over. Stay you here to watch the pavilion; I will go forward and make sure, if I have to walk right into their camp." He looked once again all around him with puckered eyes and then nodded assentingiy to my proposal. My heart beat like a sledge-hammer as I set out, walking rapidly In the direction of the smoke; and though up to that moment I had felt chill and shivering, I was suddenly conscious of a glow of heat over all my body. The ground in this direction was very uneven; a hundred men might have lain hidden in as many square yards about my path. But I had not practiced the business in vain; chose such routes as cut at the very root of concealment, and, by keeping along the most convenient ridges, commanded several hollows at a time. It was not long before I was rewarded for my caution. Coming suddenly on to a mount somewhat more elevated than the surrounding hummocks I saw, not thirty yards away, a man bent almost double and running as fast as his attitude permitted along the bottom of a gully. I had dislodged one of the spies from his ambush. Aa soon as I sighted him I called loudly In English and Italian, and he, seeing concealment was'• no longer possible, straightened himself out, leaped from the gully and made off as straight as an arrow for the borders of the wood. It was none of my business to pursue; I had learned what I wanted—that we were beleaguered and watched In the pavilion, and I returned at once, and walking as nearly as possible in my old footsteps, to where Northmour awaited me beside the dispatch-box. He was even paler than when I had left him and his voice shook a little. "Could you see what he was like?" he asked. "He kept his back turned," I replied. "Let us go into the house, Frank. I don't think I'm a coward, but I can stand no more of this," he whispered. All was still and sunshiny about the pavilion as we turned to re-enter it, even the gulls had flown in a wider circuit, and were seen flickering along the beach and sandhills, and this loneliness terrified me more than a regiment under arms. It was not until the door was barricaded that I could draw a full Inspiration and relieve the weight that lay upon my bosom. North- mour and I exchanged a steady glance, and I suppose each made his own reflections on the white and startled as- were all four aa white aa p4per\an<! sat tougue-tted and motionless round th« table. ' "A snail," I said at last, for I had heard that these animate make a nolso somewhat similar In character. "Snail be d d!" said Northmonr. "Hush!" The same sound was repeated twice at regular Intervals, and then a formidable voice shouted through the Shutters the Italian word "Tradltors!" Mr. Huddlestone threw his head in the air, his eyelids quivered, next moment he fell insensible below the table. Northmour and I had each run to the armory and seized a gun. Clara was on her feet with her hand at her throat. So we stood waiting, f6r we thought the hour for attack was certainly come 1 , but second passed after second, and all but the surf remained silent in the neighborhood of the pavilion. "Quick," said Northmour, "upstairs with him before they come." Spaniards Refuse the Proposition of America, NEGOTIATIONS NOT ENDED, The Spnnlolt Commission Simply Refuses to Tlflirt tlio "hlUp'pthett «>h the Tertni Ottered — Mndrld and Berlin Presi Criticise Our Demnnds. CHAPTER VIII. Somehow or other, by hook and straw and determined, although it was' as much as advertising Mr. Huddlestone's presence In the pavilion, to carry my proposal into effect. The sum was part in specie, part in bank paper and part in circular notes, payable to the name of James Gregory. We took It out, counted It, inclosed it once more In a dispatch-box belonging to Northmour and prepared a letter in •' Italian which he tied to the handle. It was signed by both of us under oath, and declared that this was all the money which had escaped the failure of the house of Huddlestone. This was, perhaps, the maddest action ever perpetrated by two persons professing to • be sane. Had the dispatch-box fallen into oth- '• * er hands than those for which It was i Intended, we.stood criminally convlct- K ed on our own written testimony; but, mtj as I have said, we were neither of us iin a condition to judge soberly, and id a thirst for action that drove us , do something, right or wrong, rather -Pi'than endure the agony -of waiting. p|0Moreover, as we were both convinced Ip'that the hollows of the links were alive Jifewlth hidden spies upon our movements, P&c we hoped that our appearance with the ""f; :! ';v box might lead to a parley, and, per- ifc haps, a compromise. !»!>' It was nearly 3 when we issued from pavilion. The rain had taken off; , sun shone quite cheerfully. I have seen the gulls fly so close about pect of the other. "You were right," I said. "All Is over. Shake hands, old man, for the last time." "Yes," replied he, "I will shake hands for as sure as I am here I bear no malice. But, remember, if by some impossible accident we should give the slip to these blackguards, I'll take the upper hand of you by fair or foul." "O!" said I, "you weary me." He seemed hurt, and walked away In silence to the foot of the stairs. The remainder of the day was passed in the same dreadful tedium and suspense. I laid the table for dinner, while Northmour and Clara prepared Pthe house or approach so fearlessly fefto human beings. On the very door- liBtep one flapped heavily past our heads, '•A-fii'^: . . i Ji__ ...11.3 nnip 1 r» TV* ^r IfO'TV uttered its wild cry in my very ,,- F "There is an omen for you," said fil%orthmour, who, like all freethinkers, * t "'" : " much under the influence of su- ..tflperstltion. "They think we are al- Silready dead." """""' I made some light rejoinder, but it Hffi'was with half my heart, for the clr- ipi%umstance had impressed me. fefc A yard or two before the gate, on a iW%atch of smooth turf, we set down the and Northmour waived over his head, raised our voic- tvv-iltft'w;tbe quarrel; out tne sujm« B r««<«.««» SKllfeMnbroken sav e by the sea-gulls and the .l^tiP&iKirf I had a weight at my heart when ifefiiSSwe desisted, and I saw that even North- •J|||tiis%our was unusually pale. He looked 'Jlilltr j 'over his shoulder nervously, as though feared that some one had crept Desen him and the pavilion door. -By God," he said in a whisper, "this ,is too much for me!" I replied in the same key: "Suppose there should be none, after all!" "Look there," he returned, nodding with his head, as though he had been lie direction indicated, the meal together in the kitchen. I could hear their talk as I went to and fro, and was surprised to find it ran all the time upon myself. Northmour again bracketed us together, and rallied Clara on a choice of husbands, but he continued to speak of me with some feeling, and uttered nothing to my prejudice unless he included himself in the condemnation. This awakened a sense of gratitude in my heart which combined with the immediateness of our peril to fill my eyes with tears. After all, I thought—and perhaps the thought was laughably vain—we were here three very noble human beings to perish in defense of a thieving banker. Before we sat down to table, I looked forth from an upstairs window: The day was beginning to decline; the links were utterly deserted; the dispatch-box still lay untouched where we had left it hours before. Mr. Huddlestone, in a long yellow dressing-gown, took the end of the table, Clara the other, while North- mour and I faced each other from the sides. The lamp was brightly trimmed; the wine was good; the viands, although mostly cold, excellent of their sort. Mr. Huddlestono was certainly no ordinary character; he had read an<j observed for himself; his gifts were sound, and, though I could never have learned to love the man, I began to understand his success in business, and the great respect in which he had been held before his failure. He had, above all, the talent of society; and though I never heard him speak but on this one and most unfavorable occasion, I set him down among-the most brilliant conversationalists I ever met. He was relating with great gusto, and seemingly no feeling of shame, the maneuvers of a scoundrelly commission merchant whom he had known and studied in his youth, and we were all listening with an odd mixture of mirth and embarrassment, when our little party was brought abruptly to an end in the most startling manner. A noise like that of a wet finger on the window-pane interrupted Mr. Huddlestone's tale, and in an 'instant we crook, and between the three of us, we got Bernard Huddlestone bundled upstairs and laid upon the bed in "My Uncle's Room." During the whole process, which was rough enough, he gave no sign of consciousness, and he remained, as we had thrown him, without changing the position of a finger. His daughter opened his shirt and began to wet his head and bosom, while Northmour and I ran to the window. The weather continued clear; the moon, which was now about full, had risen and shed a clear light upon the links; yet, strain our eyes as we ir'ght, we could distinguish nothing mift'ng. "Thank God," said Northmour, "Aggie Is not coming tonight." Aggie was the name of the old nurse. He had not thought of her till now; but that he should think of her at all was a trait that surprised me ID the man. We were again reduced to waiting. Northmour went to the fireplace and spread his hands before the red embers, as If he were cold. I followed him mechanically with my eyes, and In so doing turned my back upon the window. At that moment a very faint report was audible from without, and ,a ball shivered a pane of glass, and burled itself in the shutter two Inches from my head. I hoard Clara scream, and though I whipped Instantly out of range and Into a corner, she was there, so to speak, before me, beseeching to know if I were hurt. I continued to reassure her, with the tenderest caresses and in complete forgetfulness of o«r situation, till the voice of Northmour recalled me to myself. "There is one point that we must know," said he. "Are they going to butcher the lot of us, or only Huddlestone? Did they take you for him, or fire at you for your own beaux yeaux?" "They took me for him, for certain," I replied. "I am near as tall, and my head is fair." "I am going to ma-ke sure," returned Northmour, and he stepped up to the window, holding the lamp above his head, and stood there, quietly affronting death, for half a minute. "Yes," said Northmour, turning coolly from the window; "it's only Huddlestone they want." "Oh, Mr. Northmour!" cried Clara; but found no more to add, the temerity she had just witnessed seeming beyond the reach of words. He, on his part, looked at me, cocking his head with a fire of triumph In his eyes; and I understood at once that he had thus hazarded his life merely to attract Clara's notice, and depose me from my position as the hero of the hour. He snapped his fingers. "The fire is only beginning," he said. "When they warm up to their work they won't be so particular." (To be continued.) Washington, Nov. 7.—Spain rejected che United States proposition regarding the Philippines at Friday's joint session of the peace commissions In Paris, but the Madrid representatives did not withdraw from the conference. Premier Sagasta, A an interview at 'Madrid, practically admitted his country must finally yield. He said he instructed the commissioners to make no concessions to the Americans and to refuse to yield the Islands, but he also told them not to break off negotiations. The Spanish premier declared a resumption of the war meant ruin for Spain, as her other colonies would be eolzed and the peninsula attacked. Madrid papers denounce the United States as unfair and .too grasping, over, declaring the American people no longer civilized. Germany, according to a Berlin paper, opposes American sovereignty in the Philippines. Russian intervention Is hinted at in an article printed In Paris. The United States are prepared to resume hostilities at any moment and administration officials declare the navy and army In better shape than at any time during the war. Paris, Nov. 7.—The Spanish commissioners, In the course of tv two hours' session of the peace conference Friday, flatly refused to accept Mon- send the troops as early as the 15th. The transport Chester, which will carry a regiment, will probably sail from Savannah oil the 8th with the Fifteenth ihfantry, which Is to go to the town of Puerto Principe, the Eighth cavalry and the Third Georgia will follow soon afterward. OPPOSED TO PAYING SPAIN. Governors of Seven State*. Give Vletv* on Indemnity ninttcf. New York, Nov. 5.—Seven governors and several members of the house of representatives, in ^telegrams to the World, give tnelr views on the propo- eltlon to pay Spain $40,000,000 for the Philippines. State executives and national lawmakers generally agree in opposing any plan for a money payment by victor to vanquished. Spain's PoRttlon Explained. Paris, Nov. 7.—The Gaulols says it has been informed on absolutely reliable authority that Spain will refuse to discuss the unconditional surrender of the Philippine islands. Spain, if-Is further asserted, had made particular reservations concerning the retention of the Philippine islands, and the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, Duke Almodovar de Rio, had, himself, at the time of signing the peace protocol, stipulated that the Island of Luzon alone should remain occupied by the American troops while the peace negotiations were in progress, and that Spain woulcUrqs.ume sovereignty ov.er the archipelago so soon as a more liberal form of government for the Islands should have been decided upon. BtrengtliliiR Fort Monroe. Fort Monroe, Va., Nov. 7.—The moat extensive system of seacoast defense In the world Is being rapidly completed at this point in connection with the original fortification- of Fortress Monroe. Great progress was made on the original plans of the fortification board during the war, much of the $50,000,000 .emergency, appropriation being expended here." Jufa't Why the remaining work on these plans and • A PA? Prom tike Evening Crtteent, Appleton, fftt. A remarkable care f o* ft disease which has generally wrecked the lives e* Children, «Hd left them in tf condition to which death itsolf would be preferred, has attracted A great amount 61 attention among the frea- ideatft of the West end of Appleton. Tha ease Is that of llttl* Wlllard Ci*ec&, fsoto of Richard D. Creech, a well known employe of one of the large paper mills in the FO* Rivet- Valley. The Ihd waft attacked by spinal disease and his parents had given op; all hone bf his eve* Being well agato when, as by ft miracle, he was heated and ii now in school as hippy asany of his mates. Mr. Creech, the father of -the Boy, who resides at 1063 Second Street, Appleton, Wisconsin, told the following story:. LOVE AMONG LAPLANDERS. In- Curlous Customs In Vogue Among habitants of tho Icy Laud. When a young Laplander is in love with a girl he and she run a race. He is heavily handicapped, so that she may win if she chooses, and If she outrun him he cannot propose again. Of course she suffers herself to be overtaken if she cares for him, but the consent of her parents must be obtained before she can be married. The law of the land is very strict on this point, and in olden times the man was subject to capital punishment if he married without the consent of the girl's parents. After a Laplander has chosen a bride he sends her a present of a girdle, a ring and a quantity of brandy; he goes so far as the door of her hut, but remains outside until invited to enter, when a bumper of brandy is offered to the girl's father; If he drinks it it is a sign he consents to the marriage, and the young lover then promises to give the girl some clothes, and pays a sum of money, generally 100 copper dollars, on the spot. This, of course, IB a remnant of marriage by purchase, which, In primitive times, succeeded marriage by capture. Banns are published once in Lapland and the marriage ceremony is very short. The bride wears her hair loose and has a gold band round her head. Her presents and her dowry are generally reindeer, and she and her bridegroom remain with her parents for a year after marriage. day's proposition by the Americans to take the entire Philippine group 'and to reimburse Spain for her "pacific" expenditures there. The negative action was expected. The Spanish commissioners had also a number of positive declarations which filled some thirty-seven sheets of a typewritten presentment. In this statement the Spaniards held that the United State? had no ultimate rights in the Philippine islands and could have none, save by 'the conquest of Spain, in these negotiations and upon tcrn.8 Eatisfactory to her. According to the Spanish contention In tho formal statement the United States entertained no thought of annexing tho Philippines when tho protocol was signed, or it would have been expressed in the protocol as clearly as the conditions regarding the cession of territory in the Antilles and the orient. M. Cambon, before the signature of the protocol; received from Madrid, the presentment alleged, a cable message clearly setting forth that the maintenance of Spain's authority over the Philippines should not be affected by the protocol, to which reservation the United States made at that' time no protest or objection. The dispatch to Cambon, as the Spaniards claimed, embodied also the view that the United States had no valid basis for claims in the archipelago. It was further held by Rlos and his colleagues that the capitulation of Manila, having occurred after the signing of the protocol and thus after the suspension of hostilities, was Invalid. With all this for a groundwork, the Spaniards made their first positive move against the Americans, and it constituted their counter proposition. They charged upon the United States a wrongful appropriation of public moneys belonging to Spain by seizing tho tariff duties at Manila, and they formally demanded the return of these moneys, in the sum of nearly $1,000,000. On the same premises the United States were declared to have made and held as prisoners the Spanish troops at Manila, In violation of international law, because done after the suspension of hostilities 'under the 'protocol. A further charge was that by the imprisonment of the Spanish troops at Manila the United States had prevented Spain from quelling the Insurrection, and had thus contributed to the violence against Spain after the tho extensions of the scheme of defenses is being completed in such haste no one appears to know. Active In Manila, Manila, Philippine Islands, Nov. 7.— It Is reported here the priests are Instigating a faction to support Artachio, a bitter opponent of Aguinaldo. The increasing dissensions among the in- Biirgents are diminishing the probability of the latter opposing the Americans. Third Illinois Duo Toemlny. Washington, Nov. 7.—A dispatch from Ponce, Porto Rico, received by the war department, announces the sailing from that port Thursday for 'New York of the Third Illinois on the •transport Roumanla. The regiment will arrive in New York probably on Tuesday next. Vermont Wantn tho Philippine*. Montpelier, Vt, Nov. 7.—Both branches of the legislature passed a joint resolution approving President McKinley's demands for the retention of the Philippines. STILL FEARS WAR, Cermany Hears Philippine Dispute Onuses Activity In Fur Kant. London, Nov. 7.—Despite the jublla-^ tion of the country over the favorable' announcement by Lord Salisbury regarding Fashoda at the Kitchener banquet, there is serious uneasiness as to the real object of continued war preparations, which can hardly be justified 'cessation of hostilities. i The Spanish presentment also cited 'the refusal of the Americans to consider the Cuban debt, on the ground that it was not sanctioned in the protocol, and demanded an adherence to this as a precedent in the discussion of the Philippines, regarding a cession of which the Spanish commissioners held the protocol to make no mention. M1SN CUBA. tho War Ue- The Horse and the Battle Cry, "Talk about education, that horse of the major's has got more sense and patriotism than a whole lot of people," said the colonel. "That horse, sir, was being curried by a recruit. The man didn't know his business, sir, and ha didn't half do his work. Just as he had combed out the horse's tail as a finishing touch and was getting away, the horse shot out his hi&d legs, snorting, as tue recruit went up Into the air, 'Remember the mane.' " General Order Issued by partment. Washington, Nov. 7.—The secretary of war, through Gen. Miles, issued a general order Friday designating the troops for the occupation of Cuba. It directs troops be held in readiness to proceed to the island and occupy the stations indicated, the movement to take place from time to time under instructions to be issued hereafter. Corps commanders are charged with thu preparation of their commands for these movements. The quartermaster- general will make arrangements for the Iransportation. Hospitals will, as far as possible, be provided in advance oJ the arrival of troops. Advices from the Cuban military commission are to the effect that tho Spanish evacuation of Puerto Principe will take place earlier than the 1 3?d lust., and that H wlU be desirable to even by Lord Salisbury's warning that there are atlll matters in dispute with France. A dispatch from Hong-Kong again remarks upon the unusual naval and military activity there. The disptch says Gen. Black and his staff have been inspecting the old -frontier of British Kau-Lung (Kow-Loon) and selecting points for erection of defensive works. Field and siege guns are being mounted and tho men-of-war lying off Hong-Kong are embarking large quantities of ammunition. The fleet haa been signaled to send no malls by the French steamer. This order is regarded as very significant. The Berlin correspondent of the Daily News says; "It is asserted in well-informed quarters that the British war preparations are connected with the Philippine question, In which the United States government Is working in agreement with Great Britain. The rumors are revived that the United States intend coding to Great Britain some of the islands or granting coaling stations there." Private Cunningham Killed. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 7.—Private Sherman Cunningham of company M, Ninth Illinois, was shot and almost instantly killed by. Private Reuben M. Benham of company L of the same regiment Friday. Gen. Douglass of the First brigade said that, as far as he had gone-in his investigation, he was Inclined' to believe that the killing was an accident. A board of officers will make a thorough investigation. The body of Private Cunningham was shipped home. He was from the southern part of Illinois. lie Goes to Sthool. "Our boy was absolutely helpless. HI« lower limbs were paralyzed, and -when we used electricity he ootild not feel it below his hips. Finally we let the doctor go as he did not soom to help our son and we nearly pave* up hope. Finally ttiy mother who lives in Canada wrote, advising the use of Dr WilHamsM'ink PiUr> fbr Fale ?eoplej •and I bought some. "This was when our boy hod been on the stretcher for an entire year and helpless for nine months. In six weeks after taking the pills we noticed signs of vitality in his legs, and in four months ho was able to go to school. "It is two years since ho took the first of the pills and he is at school now just as happy and well as any of the other children. 'It was nothing else in the world that saved the boy than Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.'" OF INTEREST TO ALL. Cemetery superintendents are forced to make grave charges. Some women attract attention simply because they make no effort to at- it-net it. Tho tents of tho Bedouin Arabs are usually bliick. They are made of tlycd goat's Iwir. The two little islands of Zanzibar mid Pembn, furnish four-fifths of tho cloves consumed by the world. The lower grade of molasses, which is unsaleable, is used as fuel. Over 100,000 tons wore used last year. Jing-o is tlicnnme of a cemetery in Miami county, Kansas, but all the deserving and underserving dead are not .bnriod'there. Lord Roseberry, at n recent dinner in London, defined memory ns "the feeling which steals over you while you listen to a friend's original stories." James A. H. Boll, of Brooklyn, having arrived at 83 years of age, has given his private book collection of 10,425 volumes to the library of the city, together with reading tables, cases and chairs. Oberlin college students have been informed that they may indulge in card playing in the'ir a-ooms if they ch'oose. The good Meth6dists of Ohio are almost horror stricken in consequence. A breach-loading cannon, made in 1059, has been discovered in an old museum at Hamburg, which explodes the belief that,such weapons are an invention of the present century. A Gold Mine at Home; There Is no-gold mine In the world so valuable as good health. Without good health there is no happiness. The way to keep healthy Is to eat pure, wholesome food. GOLD MINE FLOUR is manufactured from the highest grado northern grown wheat and is absolutely pure. Ask your grocer or flour dealer for the GOLD MINE BRAND. Association Is Knded. New York, Nov. 7— The Joint Traffic association as such expired Friday as a result of the blow given it by the United States Supreme court the other day, when the association was declared Illegal. Chauncey M. Depew, its president, and most of the members of the board of control gathered at the Central building this morning to formally put the organization out of existence. _ ___ Uotmmed. Washington, Nov. 7.7-Senator PJatt's tiank at Owego, N, Y., has fesutned buB- tnosg, Ac'lam had 'his foibles, but he never related anecdotes of his boyhood days. Go South This 'Winter. For the present winter season the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company has improved its already nearly perfect through service of Pullman Vestibuled Sleeping Cars and elegant dny coaches from Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis and Chicago, to Mobile, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Thomasville, Ga., Pensacola, Jacksonville, Tampa, Palm Beacli and other points in Florida. Perfect connection will be made with steamer lines for Cuba, Porto Rico, Nassau and West Indian ports. Tourist and Home- Seekers' excursion tickets on sale at low rates. Write C. P. Atmore, General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for-particulars. In a woman's novel the first should be last and the last should be first. Comfort tor Women. Some time ago Pullman's Palace Car company built three parlor cars for the B. & O.'s New York trains, and the radical departure from other cars of this character lay in the toilet room for ladies, which was eight feet m length. Recently the same company has built eight new sleepers for t&e New York-St. Louis line of the B. « O., and the designer of the cars has evidently been impelled by the popular' ity of the ladies' retiring room in the parlor care to give to the ladies a vast deal more space than they ever hftd.pe- fore In sleeping care. These new cars. ;are sajd by the Pullman people to; J» the finest- they ever turned* out, and the ladies' retiring room is exceedingly commodious, and contains, besides other toilet necessities, a dresser wltn a long pier glass. The cars are »«* iehed in vermilllon wood, ^9°™^ with inlaid marquetry work, and toe upholstery on the backs and seats JS entirely new and different from any heretofore used, being a sort of a mP- quette with a dark green borderland » center pattern of bright color. A slffH liar design of ornamentation has been applied to the ceiling, giving the oar an arabesque effect. They are also supplied with all the moaeru appliances, such as wide vestibules, antl- telescoplng device, air pressure water system and are lighted with ffwtscb gas. A very pleasing ettect is obtained by the oval windows of opalescent glass, the first that has been used in the constriction o.' fh p ^iweplug cars, With his bath tub General Miles seems to have Uepfc a pretty clstvi) record* ,ti > ' • £iU£, H '-K ' w?s»v/ - ' ' .*'»! -V*..„.*_ .

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