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THE WORLD. AGNES NO. 49. AMEH1CAN FOUR, UTAH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1898. VOL. V. HISTORY. She was born In ihe prison ward of the big hospital ' Her mother, a slender, dark-eye- d girl of barely 20, had been arrested for fortune telling only two weeks before, and now lay sad and silent, unheeding of the doctors, the nurses, or even the chubby bunch that kicked and cried beside her. She did not seem to remember about the baby. Even when they held it up before her she did not realise that it belonged to her, and that if her life ended another weaker one would be left to fight and face the world alone. And so that night she died. The doctors knew they could not save her, because she did not care to live. "How beautiful she must have been, the night nurse whispered. "Do you know anything about her?" The doctor shook his head. "No, he answered, "nothing beyond the fact that she told fortunes to save herself from death, and so brought on this last misfortune, which made her wish to die. When I asked her if she had no home, and where the babys father was, she Just began to cry. You see, and he took the limp, white hand between his own, she wears no ring. "No, the nurse said, quickly, but she has it here, and she drew out a little cord that lay about the slender neck, and on it hung a plain gold wedding ring. In the morning the question arose, As "What shall we do with her? usual thing the babies whose mothers deserted them in this fashion were packed off to the foundling asylum, but doctors as well as nurses had fallen in love with her. At last it was decided, and with the wardens consent she was carried off to a ward where not a shadow of the hateful prison bars was left upon that small, bright face. But there arose the necessity of a name, and a little conclave was held around her bed one morning. It was easy enough to decide upon the first name it should be Agnes, after the nurse who had known and loved her first down in the prison ward, and so, with the aid of the chaplain, she was christened, but when they OLD AND NEW SHANGHAI At the hospital all bad been welL It was not hard to steal one unwelcome Ottelal Corruption Prrronta Frogross baby from among so many, and none Enlightenment. of the authorities ever knew that is, The first thing one sees in China, for a good while. is the city But one morning something happen- coming from this direction, fine modern of a New It is Shanghai. A ed. carriage drove into the great well numerous with factories, court, a queer, dark man Jumped out, city, with a electricity, equipped, by lighted asked for the warden, and was closeted wide boulevard, lined by a magnificent with him for an hour. Next there was a great running row of business houses three or four resiamong the clerks, and turning over of stories in height, with handsome records a few blasts from the warden, dences, a system of waterworks and a and protests from his assistants, and great many conveniences of modern then at last a certain house physician civilised life. One would suppose that all these desirable things, taken out was sent for in post haste. And then, swiftly, clearly, sadly, he there and put right down before the was told the story of that dark-eye- d eyes of the Chinese, would excite their girl who had died there so many admiration and stimulate a desire to But we months before, leaving behind her no have the same advantages. name or history only a little, helpless pass through a gate, through the high child. stone wall that separates New from Old The swarthy stranger told it his Shanghai and find ourselves in the own dark eyes burning first with an- mldBt of a typical Chinese city a city ger and then with teara making about the least pretense to deHe had known the poor young moth- cency and cleanliness of any city in the er years ago in well, in another coun- empire, says a writer in the St. Louis try and he had loved her, too. We ask the citizens She had meant to marry him, until of Old Shanghai if they would not like one day a stranger came, who had won to have clean water and clean streets her quite away from his old rival. The and houses with grass plots around stranger bad said that he was rich No. Our ancesthem, and they say: very rich, Indeed and the girls moth- tors for thousands of years have diser had believed him, and the girl she pensed with such things, and shall we did not care whether he was rich or set up ourselves to be wiser and betpoor only that he loved her. I was told that the ter than they? And so at last a priest came, and the offered to excitizens New of Shanghai two were married, and went away to- tend free of charge water their supply gether to America, and the other lover to Old Shanghai, in the hope of avertstaid at home and worked, and grieved, ing the pestilence that came from the and waited. canals. A committee from Old ShangOne day there came a letter, telling was sent over to examine the on its blotted, blistered pages that piti- hai water. Its members went back and reful story of a mock marriage, cruelty, ported that they did not like it, that it neglect, and then, at last, desertion-desert- ion had no body to it like the water of of not only her, but of an and that it had neither their canals, unborn child. taste smell. nor It might be thought He was a wealthy man he had some hope from would be there that more ever and than lately prospered but the of the the lltterati country, he said that he would go and find her of in obtaining the live lltteratl hope and bring her back with him. so For weeks he had hunted the great an office under the Chinese system, opof wall stone a like stand that they city in vain, and then had found this clew. The girl was dead, but there was position against all changes or reforms. of these men consists Globe-Democr- yet the child. He must see the baby now. What was the address? Then at last the doctor spoke, but his voice was strained and hard as he said: We put her there so she should have more love and care, and we all We have loved go to see her often. her much. If you wish to see her you must come there with me now, for I I, and his voice sank so low that they I am going to could hardly hear him her funeral. She died two days ago. -- Ex. SPORTING TERMS IN FRENCH. Aunalna Adaptation! of the English Ex-- p reunions. It is well known that the French language is so deficient in all words dealing with sport that they have to be borrowed from English, and they came to decide the second name that was not so easy, for some wished her to keep the name her mother used, but others, knowing it was false, rebelled, and so they let the question rest, and she was only "Agues. And, though she ruled them all, yet what a good baby she was, and how bright and pretty, with dimples in her cheeks and on her toes and fingers, and great creasy bracelets round her chubby arms and legs. So things went on and every one was happy, when suddenly it dawned upon the older ones that this could not go on forever. One of her own special doctors finished his term and went away, and then one of her nurses went, and the others began to see that in time they all would go, and that the hospital authorities were hot in the habit of bringing up orphan babies in their wards, a fact which was emphasized one day when the warden, who had forgotten all about her, stumbled over her when she came creeping up to him, and wanted to know what the dickens that great healthy baby was doing in his place. At last one of the doctors suggested that they call a certain philanthroplo young lady whom be knew into their counsel, and when she came she really had some thing to suggest. She knew of such a nice place uptown. half charity and half pay, where they took a limited number of babies and gave them special, individual, and wonderful rare. There was a vacancy there at present, and for a small monthly payment she could get Agnes In the question wss, could it be done? So Agnes moved away from her first home, and to the disgust of her assorted parents, seemed to rather enjoy the change, and began to grow fatter than ever. often undergo curious modifications in transit. A distinguished Frenchman name has lately published a book with the delightful title of Lc Recordsman an individual who is, no doubt, closely related to the Yachtman, of whome licrre Loti has written, and is possibly husband of the "Cyclewoman, who also figures from time to time In the Parisian sporting press. If the author of Le Recordsman is to be believed, cyclomania is a disease which has attacked the French nation in a far more acute form than that with which we are familiar, and in particular he has a good deal to say about the enthusiastic admiration excited by holders of distance records in the eyes of the fair sex. Perhaps the most affecting story in the book is that which relates to the death of a distinguished pedaleut, who is followed to his grave by his n widow, mounted upon her steed of steel, and arrayed in a black silk blouse and pantalons de deuil. The idea of "mourning knickerbockers" suggests the nonsense verse: There was an old man of the cape. Who always wore trousers of crepe; When asked, Do they tear? lie replied Here and there. But they keep such a beautiful shape. Saint-Mauri- ce heart-broke- nig East Indian Tin Factory. The largest tin factory in the world is situated on Sulo Brani, an island in the Bay of Singapore. It turns out monthly 1,200 tons of tin, more than the product of Cornwall and more than that of Australia. The ore comes from Selangor and Perak in Malacca. The richest states in proportion to population are those of the far west, while the poorest ire those of the far In other words, the average south. citizen of the far west is best off, while he of the south Is most impoverished. If You were Acquainted with Our System You Could Understand Why WE SELL TEIE BEST Ladies Shoes, Mens Shoes, Childrens Shoes. Cheaper than any House in the World. at The education largely in the memorizing of hooks from 1,000 to 8,000 years old, and the things they know are thlcgshtt come as nerfr as anything in the world could come to being worth absolutely nothing. Those who by bribery and some other means do at last receive an official appointment receive but a nominal sum as salary. They are supposed to supplement this in such ways as they can by pilfering, money that passes through their hands, by exacting money from litigants and by torturing accused persons until the highest amount possible is wrung from their relatives in order to secure their release. There is nothing that presents such tremendous obstacle to our mission work, says Dr. Chester, secretary of the foreign mission board of the Presbyterian church south, as the official system in China. EVERY CONCEIVABLE STYLE AND SHAPE. RUBBERS FOR YOUNG AND OLD. EVERYTHING IN THE SHOE LINE. Ladies Oxford Ties and Slippers for Dress and Comfort. T ,X'-hT-Rg- y TffTTFl SOOTS, AdTBTTS BTECEl' SHOES. Mens and Children? Slipper?. BABY SHOES' If you want to save explain everything. money, send tor our booklet, it will Sent Free for the Asking. roll. Laugh fta tlie French Jeanne Granier, the well known French actress, once met with an amusing adventure. It happened at Marseilles. In one of the little pieces she plays by herself she has for accessory the lay figure of a man, skilfully articulated and dressed In a traveling dances. she with which suit, The figure during the voyage was enveloped In a tight fitting covering. On reaching Marseilles it was left in the luggage room with other things. The curiosity of two of the railway employes being aroused at the sight of it, they took off the covering and resolved to play a joke on tbeir comrades. They placed the figure in an arm ebair at the desk of the cashier and shut the door. When the employes on night service came they opened the door and were surprised to B- see a man Bitting down before the cash box. They Immediately closed and MtKCrCTCRKRS OF AND DEALERS IN locked the door and ran for assistance. A policeman arrived, revolver in hand, believing, like the employes, that he had to deal with a dangerous thief. Material and workmansbi A specially if all kinds of cemetery work. He called on the figure to surrender and follow him to the station. As It guaranteed or money refunded. Send fur designs and prices did not obey the summons, the policePROTO UTAH WIST or TATLOh BROS. FURNITURE CO. man shut the door and went in search the of reinforcements to surround place, and thereby prevent the culprit from escaping. The door was again opened, the armed force entered, and it was not till they bad suddenly pounced on the poor lny robber that 0 o Manujortureri of they discovered the joke. A Mile. DAVIS SHOE COMPANY MOITEY BACK SHOEISTS. SALT LAKE CITY. PROVO MARBLE WORKS A Fby Manager Monuments, and Headstones. Beesley Marble Works Should Ha Too qalrk for It. If I should try to kiss you I Marble and Granite Monuments, sup- pose you would call for help, he said. If you are so everlastInquiringly. ingly slow that a call for help would do any good, she replied, it would serve you just right if I did. Chicago Post Sea&EtOfiei, Tahiti, Cubing, Etc. 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