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g 1 Around the Metropolis What Is Going On in New York City Told in Interesting Manner There was much joy among the officers stationed at Fort Eagle, when Amy Sanborne made her debut among them. Life at a frontier array post is a humdrum sort of existence, and the arrival of a pretty girl naturally becomes an event of great importance, socially speaking. Amy was the colonels niece, and her journey from the east was undertaken at the request of her aunt, who believed that a trip to the far western country would be a pleasant novelty to the girl, whose letters indicated that she was somewhat weary of the whirl of fashionable society of New York ad Washington. There was but one officer at the fort who failed to pay homage to the charms of the eastern belle. As he was unmarried and only 28 years of age, his apparent desire for solitude astonished Miss Sanborne. Aunt Lizzie, she asked, one day, can you explain why Lieutenant Tracy keeps so much to himself? I am sorry for him, said the colonels wife, In a low tone, "He Is In disgrace as the result of an accident 'in the field. He was placed with a detachment of his men to hold a certain position during an engagement with hostile Indians. The Indians managed to break through and get away, owing as they said, to Lieutenant Tracy having lost his head at a critical moment. He was cleared at the investigation that followed, but the reproach of cowardice still clings to him. Military men are very strict In such matters, and poor Tracy, justly or unjustly, suffers for his error. And how can his honor be restored? queried the girl. Only by some brave action on his part, my dear. Cut he may have to wait half a life time before an appor-tunitcomes. He is greatly to be y pitied, Amy. Several days later there was food for gossip at Fort Eagle. The colonel! niece and the tabooed Lieutenant Tracy had been seen together several times. The wife .of Captain Rains-fortappointed herself a committee of one to run over to the colonels house and ask the girl from the east If she bad heard the dreadful story about the officer. I have heard It three or four times already, was the reply, and I think he has been wronged. I can see no reason why I should cut him. Other women came to- argue the matter with Amy, but she possessed a stubborn will and her sense of Justice compelled her to .stand firm. It was about the middle of July when a small detachment under command of a sergeant was sent down the south road to Moss creek to Improve the crossing of the stream for the convenience of the freighters. Lieutenant Tracy was ordered to ride out and see what progress was being made. Amy was fond of riding and when Invited to accompany the lieutenant she gladly h ; ' consented. Their way was over a succession of ridges and dry gullies, and they were chatting away merrily, when a band of Indians, numbering 25, suddenly appeared In the narrow valley down which they were headed. After a long look at the band the lieutenant said: I cannot account for the presence of those fellows at this place. But there Is peace with the In dians, protested the girl. That makes no difference. Whenever they can break away from the agency they are ready to burn a ranch house or murder any white man they come across. We must ride straight ahead, as putting a bold face on is our only chance. Keep your horse well In hand. As they went forward at a walk, the Indians closed together as if they meant to obstruct the way, but not g weapon was uplifted. Tracy headed for the center of the band, but not a pony moved until the horses of the two riders almost touched them nose to. nose. Then they gave way slowly and a lane w?s opened, Amy was about to express her relief when Tr?y S!jd quietly: The dangef la not over, these may attack at any moment .We cfVI wheel to the left and find a clear lo&d to the fort, but the men at the creek must he warned. If we can icarh them there will be force enough rf5 stdpd the Jfpiijins off. Amy glanced at Lim In admiration. Her intuition had proved correct. This "man, resolute and cool In the face of danger was surely no coward! They ; 3 horses gave the alarm. They looked up to see their lieutenant and the colonels niece riding desperately toward them while hardly half a mile behind galloped the war party. The soldiers seized their guns as the fugitives drew rein among them and dismounted. As the warriors came on in a headlong charge, a volley blazed from the carbines of the troopers, and the Indians swerved abruptly to the right and disappeared behind a ridge. A large tree had been cut down in making the new road across the creek, and the lieutenant ordered the men to begin throwing up a defense. A quarter of an hour's work with axes and shovels gave them an Inclosure which it would have been difficult to carry by assault. Presently the Indians rode Into sight again and the fight began in grim earnest. In about five minutes the fire of the attacking party ceased suddenly and the whole body dashed forward with a yell. They were nm with a continuous velley from carbines and revolvers, but though several Indians dropped, the main body reached the defense, and for a couple of minutes thero raged a savage fight over the logs. The girl from the east crouched .down with eyes shut and her hands over her ears, she was trembling with fear, when Sergeant Scully laid his hand on her shoulder and said: "You may stand up now, miss. Weve beaten em off and I think they've had more than enough of It, but we've got some dead and wounded ourselves. she cried, ex"Lieutenant Tracy Is he hurt? citedly. "Yes, miss, and theres two dead besides! She rose and looked around, to find the officer lying on the ground with a It doesnt bullet in his shoulder. amount to much, said Tracy, as Amy knelt beside him sobbing bitterly, "It's more of a shock than a hurt, and Ill be all right In a few minutes. Sergeant, have the reds gone for good, do you think? "Yes, sir. They've mounted their ponies and vamoosed. Theyre a pretty badly whipped set, sir. Not caring to run the risk of falling Into an ambuscade or encountering any other stray bodies of hostlles, the to remain lieutenant determined where they were, knowing that their nonarrival at the fort would surely cause a searching party to be sent out. The wisdom of this course was demonstrated later In the afternoon when a squad of troopers made theii appearance at the creek and escorted the missing ones back In triumph. The next two weeks were the happiest that Lieutenant Tracy had ever known. Every officer at Fort Eagle revised the unfavorable opinion he had expressed in former days of the comrade who had been accused of cowardice, and apologies poured In on Tracy from all points of the compass He was also a hero in the eyes 'of all the women at the fort, hut for this he cared little. It was enough for him the girl who had stood sturdily by him In misfortune should have learned to love him. For Lieut Tracys real reward was given him when Amy Sanborne became his wife. hand-to-han- thorn). The popular actress la at present being featured in Fascinating Flora, which has made a hit in New York, and which will be taken to Chicago in the fall. GREATEST ACTORS ECCENTRIC. MUST HAVE THE' CURVES. Chorus So many plqyers have been madmen at some period of their careers that it is most difficult to draw the line between that degree of madness which seems to be necessary to the constitution of every fiery player and that degree that makes for the madhouse rather than the hall of fame. The elder Booth, Joseph Scan lan, Maurice Barrymore, John McCullough, and others have had their madness find them out and have been placed away. Yet other players that are at large and acting every night have habits as freakish as some of those which the sure enough crazy actors possess. "I dont want them at all unless they are a little crazy, said a responsible manager not long ago, In discussing the actors he Intended to engage to play a serious dramatic work. "Your stolid, phlegmatic felno use on the stage except of low is to handle trunks." Acute sensibility is a thing much to be desired on the stage. It exists In many men and women. Many of those plaj ers that do not Inherit get it It Rms not take a by environment. young player long to pick up the cant phrases and the jargon that pass as language In stageland. SometJnj.es he gets only the sign manual and poses for the rest. But sometimes the footlights, and the applause and the flctl-- , tious existence that ik his lead him into dangerous ways. They tell tKe story of an old actot who, buying cheaply the real fobes that had been used at a state ceremonial in London, pffreJ a stage representation of the genuine spectacle, Playing the king himself and dressed in the real kings real robes, la came so affected by the applause that he really imagined he was the king and spread out his hands 111 benediction and said: "Bless you, my good ueople, They choose chorus girls nowadays by the Bertillion system. To such a scientific state of mathematical exactness has the once glorious slap dash art of the drama advanced. What chance would Adelaide Neilson have for the back rows If she still lived? Marie Cahills "Marrying Mary, musical comedy, of course, is a work of art, and any chorus girl who aspires to it must prove her eligibility with a foot rule. Moreover such art commands a salary of $35 per week, which is high for cuorus girls the top notch of the market. The call Vas sent out to genius, and a hundred specimens of femininity who thought they had it, swarmed to the top floor of the KnickerEighty-fou- r bocker theater building. swarmed down again. The presently tape measure had proved that they could not sing high C, In ages the applicants varied from 13 to 45. An axiom of present day dramatic art is that no applicant under 13, or above 43, can have genius, detectable by the V GREENROOM GOSSIP. H. Reeves Smith will play In Alla Nazlmovas company this season. . human Girls Are Measured Bertillion System. the Acute Senaibility Much Desired on the Stage. English Pauperism. Some startling figures t,f com .Truth. Vincent Serrano will play this seaBhow parlson have been (0 the great cost of I'igl son in Martha Morton's "The Movers." paupers The English poor .aw fonts up an ex Clara Llpman has come out of the pense of more A.han $73, 000,000 a Maine woods with a new comedy In were some 40 rods away from the year, which great as the entire which she will appear In December. Indians when Tracy raised a warning annual of the kingdom ol Guy Standing will he seen this seahand, Hollar,,, uiuiost as much as that of son in "The Right of Way," by Sir Liston, 1,0 said, "they aro coming AltVaiya and New Zealand combined Gilbert Parker. William H. Crane Is to be seen In a and We must ride for our lives. Keep and equal to tho whole public expendl new Greece of and cool and well win through yet! play by George Ade, and Robert Denmark, turo Norway Edeson has a new piece by William A yell came from the r.rS,lv!hs and C. DeMllle. Lessens Jar of Machinery. away went pursuers anil pursued at a Mrs. Patrick Campbell has signed gallop. For fear of Manning the solThough many plans to lessen the diers at the creek the Indians rode Jar of machinery have been tried, an a contract to play In America during silently after their first war cry and noyance from steam hammers, etc, the forthcoming season. She will open did not attempt to use their rlites. At continues. A new French remedy Is la New York on November 18. and after that will start on a tour of the the end of two miles the foremost war- to place under the machine a two-incrior began to gain. elastic plate, consisting of two sheets country, extending over 20 weeks. After much and brain He of steel with an Intervening layer of Tracy turned In his saddle. dre Iglng Joe Weber has announced raised his heavy revolver and tired. coach springs surrounded by felt tho name of his new "show as Hip, The Indian lurched forward, struck Hip, Hurrah." More Twiddle Twad Missouri la Longest River. squarely In the chest, and toppled to the ground The Missouri Is tho longer rivet, die. Harry Davenport and Plijllls RankSergeant Scully and Ills squad of and tho Mississippi really Joins tho men were working away on the hank Missouri. Hut the Mississippi was in will be the featured players In the of the fold over Mo is creek, when a discovered first and obtained the repu- road tour i f Fascinating Flora." a Shubert musirnl comedy. about and the hoof beat of hurrying tation of being the principal stream 1 WILL SOON BE REMOVED INHERIT AST0R BABY VAST TO FORTUNE rE William Courtenay will be Clara Bloodgoods new leading man In The - LITTLE son which was born recently to Fleischmann's famous NEW YORK. Waldorf Astor In 'England line will soon disappear The bakery which eventually will come Into possession from Broadway. for many years has nightly given a of a fortune conservatively estimated-a- d Strange Rat Nett. During the first week of June my gardner called my attention to a large nest five feet from the ground at the top of a strong thorn hedge which partly overhangs a large pond, says a writer In The Field. He also pointed out that the nest was made of green sticks, some of which were as large as an ordinary cedar drawing pencil and quite a foot in length and, further, that these sticks had been broken off from the top of the hedge at Intervals for six or seven yards. I did not disturb the nest, but on examining the stumps of the green sticks, which could be plainly Been In the hedge top, I found that each was marked very plainly by the incisor teeth of a rodent, and I at once con eluded that the nest was the work of water rats, of which there are many In the pond. The nest is quite as large as a crows and Is lined Inside with the faded leaves of the hedge (white BROADWAY BREAD LINE' by wagonload of bread to suffering and starving nilerims, after the bells on Grace church next door tolled the hour of midnight will be razed In the Bprlng and the bakery will occupy a larger and more modern building uptown near Central Park. The "bread line Is beyond a question Greater New York's sweetest charity. Many years ago when Fleisch-mann- , the wealthy baker, died a provision was found In his will that no man should be turned away who asked As a refor bread at my bakeshop. sult the "bread line was established. The bakery Is located at Broadway aud Eleventh street next to Grace church, with the St. Denis hotel opposite, and Wanamakers store on the corner. At nine o'clock every night the bread line begins to form and precisely at midnight a half dozen attaches of the bakery begin to distribute bread and rolls to sometimes as many as 500 men and women. And as these almost famished wanderers shuffle up to the door of the bakery with hat In hand or aprons stretched to receive a half loaf of broad or a few rolls there Is no better place In the world to study human nature, for one the line Is a heterogeneous every class and type of humanity is from the professional represented, yeggman and tramp to the educated man and woman who through adverse circumstances' and drink have been reduced to poverty. The shuffling and the compactness of the line remind one of the lock step the prison penal march and It is safe to say that many of the men who walk in the line to get a morsel of food have served time. But that makes no difference. The criminal Is as welcome to the bread as the most The men in the worthy Christian. line are all strangers to each other. They come from everywhere aud all are too hungry and fatigued to talk. When the bread and rolls are given to the pilgrims in the line they usually hurry to Union Square and devour their frugal meal. When the bakery is removed to the uptown district the charity will be continued. WALL STREET PANIC IS HARD ON AUTO BUSINESS ject.- The new heir's father, Waldorf Astor, elder son of William Waldorf Astor, Is about 21 years old. He has never renounced his American citizenship, but he was educated In England, lived there and Is to all purposes an Englishman. The greater part of the $300,000,000 Astor estate is real estate In the city of New York. It Is the largest estate In New York. The next largest is that of the Goelets. Although falling considerably below the Astors, it is still one of the greatest estates In the world. It is said that the only person whose holdings of land exceed those of the Astors is the king of Belgians. His land, however, is not covered with skyscrapers. It is In Africa. The present value of the Goelet estate and its allied Interest, the Hoffman estate, Is estimated at not far from $20,000,000. It Is concentrated almost entirely within the limits of the Island of Manhattan, though It Includes costly properties In Newport. Lenox, Tuxedo and many other places. The Goelet estate Is older than that of the Astors by 15 or 20 years, the difference in their present value being accounted for by the fact that the Astor founder was perhaps a little keener, a little luckier in his real estate foresight than the Goelet founder. 'The Goelets, however, were from the first better matchmakers than the Astors. The Goelets, like the Astors, always have been remarkable for the tenacity with which they have held on to the land which they possessed either by Inheritance or purchase. The present Goelet generation is the eighth, but the wonderful development of New York city, bringing with It the great fortune to the land holders, has nearly all been accomplished In the last TALLEST high-price- BUILDING IN THE 5 WORLD NEARLY COMPLETED eye. Out of the sixteen four will undergo the scrutiny of the star for final selection, for another axiom of modern musical comedy is that only one out of four perfect chorus girl specimens can be worthy. The names of the 16 who established a claim to perfection and $35 a week were Daisy De Vere, Rhea MORE than 2,000 New Yorkers, some them ranking as millionaires, Milton, Ethel but whats the use? Renown can be withheld until they have sold their automobiles within shoulder tter spirs ljf tbe back row. the last few weeks. Almost as many estimated by the trade, fnore, It have cancelled orders for new maThere's a Reason. "The general theater goer throw'-ju- t chines. These automobiles r;rnfrmit the country identlfiOi ' me with a total cost of more than $iJ,qop,rt(iO. 'ftfonte Crlsto,1 said James ONeill. They are now worth probably $f,000,-000- , Everything needs an occasional rest. The drama is no exception to the rul t The rich pmn8 bah.'! Ip Wall fake 'Monte Crlsto, During the Iasi street has, made ftll tne trouble, said 25 years or bo this play has been pre- U,n auto dealer the other day. He sented simply ad nauseam. Every sea- showed a telegram from a stock brokson hda seen it performed many times, er In Bboad street which read: till at last Its beauties have become "Sorry, but sickness In family comso familiar that they have ceased to pels mo to spend summer In mountains. Please cancel my order for attract. "I had a diesser once who had been that $7,500 machine." "Theres no sickness In his family," connected with me for many years, and had apparently never found any said the dealer. "Hes been stung In serious cause for dissatisfaction. One the market. The dealer showed other letters day, however, he came to me and announced his Intention of leaving. I from the rich men countermanding orwas astonished. ders. You have been with me a great maEvery dealer In number of years, Thomas, said I. chines, American or Imported, has stories to toll of orders cancelled by 'Yes, sir, was the reply. " And 1 have treated you with every New Yorkers supposed to be rich consideration. enough to afford any luxury. " 'So one could have been kinder, Now is the time for the New Yorksir, said tho dresser, awkwardly. er to buy an auto cheap. The second"Hut 1 must Insist on knowing, hand dealers are doing a tremendous said I, I cannot let you go without an business. A $9,500 car sold the other explanation. day for $3,000. A $1,500 machine was Well, said Thomas, 'since you In- disposed of for $1,200. A $3,000 autosist, the reason is that Ive been hero mobile, right from the factory, ordered with you almost twenty years, and I'm by a Wall street speculator who had simply sick to death of the sight of to forfeit his deposit, was offered for d Monte Crlsto. you in that d $1,000. Machines can be bought for for almost any price. cash Indians to Play Hiawatha. have been eight failures up There Oneida Indians living at L'tlca, N. season of automobile Y are preparing an out-o- f door rendi- to date this concerns, with more manufacturing tion of the legend of Hiawatha, The than $22,000,000 capital, and this fact parts will be taken by Oneldns front has put maker and dealer on the the reservation, Hiawatha's proves s at. It came out at the time anxious ss a hunter, his long Journey to the of the Inst failure that out of an outof the land Dakotas and the winning put of 400 machines at one plant more of Minnehaha will all be reproduced than 200 had been turned back. t This is now held by his grandfather, William Waldorf As-to- r, who expatriated himself from the United States, where his forefathers grew rich, and became a British sub$300,000,000. VrrsyiTrrr 1 lUi- -' LIU e-- PIERCING the i1 '. 'b-- sj j-g- sky-linof New Yorl all the other skyscraper of the downtown district, the loft; Singer building, fast nearing comple tlon, already exceeds In height Washington monument, whcj'gJjj shaft of granite rises 5 feet aboy (Tie ground, A few more btorles remain to b built and when the towering pile c steel and masonry Is flhlsbed It will b 17 storied high and 612 feet from th sidewalk On Broadway to the plnnach This fant skyscraper will be the hlgl esl occupied building In the world an will overstop all other existing strui tures except the Eiffel tower In Parli When completed a time ball will dro every hour from a pole on top of th building and at night the falling hou globe will be illuminated by thre lights, which will play upon It cor e stantly. The foundation of this colossal building is set in solid bedrock 90 feet below the level of the sidewalk. On the bedrock were built caissons of cement. A heavy steel body laid over the taissons forms the underbody of the structure, 14 floors of which comprise the-- main section of the building, from whirh rises the tower up to 47 stories, with its scores of office rooniB. Tne engineers say the total weight of steel and masonry In the tower Is 18,365 tons, while nearly 10,000 tons of steel have been used In the framework. Eighteen elevators will carry the 2,500 tenants to their offices. Fifteen thousand Incandescent lights, sufficient, the engineers say, to light a town of 25,000 Inhabitants, will illuminate the rooms and hallways for late office workers. Fifteen miles of pipe will be required for steam and water purposes. An immense copper lantern will form the pinnacle of th building, from which at night a powerful searchlight will flash forth, furnishing a beacon to mariners, and will bo visible more than 60 miles at sea.