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FACTS IN FEW LINES
The word Niagara means thunder
A Utile over 12 per cent of milk is
A municipal return gives the number
f trees InMouaring to Paris as in.-loS.
Gniier mining :,n h:stry that is
rapidly decreasing in importance in
There i only odp woman admiral In
tl world. The queen of (I recce Ls
admiral hi the Russian navy.
Thc Japanese cavalry carry a sword
it carbine, but no lance. They are
mounted on a wiry class of horse.
In Ux there were only twenty-three
swieW.is in Berlin to every 100.1H.X) in
ltabitauts. In liXL'i the number was
Tom Figg. who was the champion
Itugilisl of England in 1710. is said to
have lb' Introducer of profession
Female slavery still prevails in Chi
na. tltU of a imputation of about -100.-0C.X)
nearly IOAhJ.oOO girls or wo
men are slaves.
Much of the country through which
the Siberian railway passes had never
lctu traversed by white nun before
ttoe -surveyors came.
Tin eoiis'.itry " Lnuten'ruanen.
Switzerland, has made the announce
meat tliat the old custom of smoking
In church will no longer be tolerated.
Joseph Chiimlerlrtin. England's dis
tiufrulsUed ex -secretary of the colonies,
was owe a Sunday school teacher in
Methodist chapels in Birmingham and
The tial quantity of intoxicating liq
ours consuuhtl in the I nitial States in
3JC was Hm;..".1.".;:oi gallons, an in
OfKiSf over the preceding year of about
During the year lf02-.". there were
4C! beeevers. wi;h :t2.12d hives, in
tUe state of "Uctri.i. Australia. They
produced 1.UW.XU pounds of honey
ami 2T5.mil pounds of wax.
There are a few carpet factories in
Smyrna, but mot of the canets ire
mack In the dwellings of the peasants,
liaoh house has Its loom, and carpet
weaving is tione in the intervals of
T1m year iM! in the Presbyterian
mission in Canton. China, was the best
ui lis history. To the twenty churches
Uhtc were l."Ss auditions, and the lo
cal contributions amounted to more
la the beginning of the last century
ttoere'were eight insurance oilices in
th Fnltetl Kincdoin. At the present
time there are while the accumu
lated funds of the life olfiecs alone
amount to nearly 'JG0.O;X.O0o.
Baron Suyeuinisu in an address be
fore the Japan Society of London said
that one of the easiest ways of becom
ing a .lapan-KV subject was to marry a
Japanese woman. Then the husband
became a member of the Japanese em
pfrre. Iace and tulle to the value of $12.
fsVi.n4 were exKrted from Calais to
England last year. The manufacture
r ilws gxl in aiais 1 Jarg iv m
the hands of Nottingham people, who
Introduced the trado in the French
A scholarship valued at $l.".o has re
eentiy been established in the New
Mexico Scloi of Mines, open to the
best tneuil?s of the graduating class
of eaoh year desiring to make a spe
cial study of mining machinery in the
large manufacturing works.
The Rritit-h Medical Journal suggests
thai "as luxuries should be taxed rath
er than necesari a superfluity of fat.
which is ino-tfy the result of luxu
rious living, may not unfairly Ik re
carded as a fitting objct of taxation."
Qno municipality in Sweden already
taxes suiirtiuity of fat.
The Philadelphia poliee say that they
Have diieoveril a shHlifter. awn
inan. who brushes vuiuaide nrtieles.
such as silk waists, off counters in
stm$ ami then picks them up with
her foot :.ml tucks them safely imder
r dress. They claim to have camrht
the culprit aiwl jrovetl lur euiit.
Aomst WifhHnij. father of the fa
tuottfc vkdinivt of the same name, re
ently i-eMH-ati-d his uimMieth lurtli
day. lie is himself a :rood musician
1md still plays his violin every day. He
aa an intimate friend of YVn truer.
IJisxt. i:.jff. P.ulovv. Kul.iiisien ami
Other trreut cotnjmsers. P.y jtrofession
ao is a pncurator asid lawyer.
l!ev. V. H.mipas. Church of Kutrland
1LJm( of Alaska, went to Winnipeg
recnty to attend a meeting of the
synod. Tlls was the tlrst time he had
!wen mit of Alaska in thirty years. n
Ui way 1m stowed a nitrht in Van
couver, but refued to sleep in a hotel
or pri-aic reswlence. Instead he wrap
ped himself in a blanket and. with his
rip for a pillow, slept soundly on the
Kecause he believes that some of his
proMrty in Omaha. Neb., has been un
justly taxed fleortre A. Joslyn. the mil
Uonairc president of the Western
Newspaper union, has boardd tip the
wiwhiws of the mansion he recently
built lliere at a cost of several hun
dred thousand dollars, turned his cows
into the crouuds which landscape art
ists from New York were soutrht to
beautify and cotie with his family to
Saratoga, X. Y.. to reside permanent
ly. The French National Society of Atr
dcuUtire recently had its attention call
oil to a new potato which some French
journals say will supplant the Irish
potato. The technical name of the new
venerable is sola mini eommersonii. but
It Is now betrinnintr to be calbvl the
Unitruay Irish potato, as it comes
front the banks of the Mercedes river,
in Frutruay. The yield is said to be
enormous, and it appears to be im
mune from any disease. This potato
is cultivated like the common potato.
"The health ollicer advised me to ask
fvory man with whom we had domestic
Soaiings if lie was careful to boil thr
ivater he used in his business."
"Well, I asked the milkman first. And
.vhat do you think? He got unwl and
wanted to lick me." Cleveland Plain
urt.f L--otr-riri i -rue WPATHER :
BY LOOKING OVERHEAD.
ClrriiM Ik the HiKheNt of All t'loudu,
am! ( vuinliiN Is .Much the MprjceHt ,
of Any roi ni of Ooul The Wettest
Cltiuil uf All In NiiuUtiN.
"It is eloudint; up. It must be polng
to rain." This is a remark you may
hear constantly, and few people seem
to realize that the one thing is by no -w-Iiloli Moliere, playing the part of Ar
meaus a consequence of the other. 1 p.,n j,, 0wn piece, suffered the first
True, all clouds are composed of water
vapor, but it is absurd to imagine that
because clouds become visible in the
td;y they are therefore going to dis
charge their contents upon our heads.
On Yhe contrary, some clouds are
actually prophets of fine weather.
rus. for instance, or curl cloud, as It Is
often picturesquely called, is, as a rule,
a line weather harbinger. Cirrus is j tue tilcater to which the public has no
the highest of all clouds. You can tell ' acc.ess there Is a prodigious mass of
that by the fact that Its thin, twisty, j fujj ieUgth portraits, of medallions, of
fibrous streaks are illuminated by the gCnre pictures, of engravings, draw
last lays of the setting sun long after jgs marbles, bronzes, of st.ituett s
the e. rth below is wrapped in shadow. These, with the works exhibited in t::c
Threads and groups of cirrus clouds, pUUnc rooms, form a unique coshvUo:!
the finer the better, appearing after a whereof every piece belongs in sonu
gale, presage a long continuance of sort t0 tjlc tory of the house of Mo
settled weather. On the other hand,
if after sevei-.il line days cirrus appears
in long parallel bands stretching right
across the sky in the form popularly
known as "mares tails," there will al
most certainly be a change of wind
ami probably rain to follow.
Fulike other clouds, cirrus is com
posed not of water vapor, but of tiny
crystals of ice. You can toll by its
motion what the pace and direction
of the highest current of wind. Quiet
ly as it appears to be moving, careful
observation has proved that cirrus
sometimes travels at the rate of n inilo
in eighteen seconds.
Another form of cloud which is
usually an accompaniment of fine,
warm weather are those cottonlike,
whitish balls which are scientifically
Karly in the morning of a fine sum
mer day cumulus begins to form as n
few i-oft. scattered specks In the blue
above. These specks grow and enlarge
without, as a rule, traveling very fast, Thc WoT African iinntrr
for they are formed by vapor ascend- j i-nim ot in.? .Monarch,
ing from the earth in columns. By jn discussing j!ie question. "Which
early afternoon they often cover the ! is tn,, kiM1, OI- beasts?" an old African
whole sky. but toward 4 or 5 o'clock imtui'r s:.ys:
they usually decrease and finally van- j -come with me to a desert pool some
ish by sunset. If they behave in this j t.tV.r. moonlight night when the shad
way you may be almost certain that ,,AS m.tp :md sharply cut and the
the ensuing twenty-four hours will be j lKtH:U ii-:-s. if in the dry, cloudless air
tine. Foks like a ball. All is nearly as
On the other hand, if the cumulus j i,:juut j,s day. only the light is silver.
clc-uds increase toward sunset, turn
black in their centers and shine at the
edtres with an angry light, rain will
follow, or. in very hot weather. thunder.
Thunder is specially foretold by the
cumulus clouds showing rounded.
sharply marked tops with silvery white
edges. Cumulus, which turns very
dark with black, shaggy edges, means
cold rain accompanied by wind.
Cumulus is much the biggest of any
form of cloud. A single cloud of this
description will measure six or even
seven miles ftom its fiat, dark base to
its rounded, glistening summit that is
' siy. its bulk and height far exceed
j't ..:. .it rill's C:I'-Jt lUiMHlt !l lllS.
1 he temperature in such a cloud as
this has been measured to vary over
l."0 degrees -that ls. from SO degrees
Fahrenheit at the base to To degrees
"iMdow zero at its summit.
Stratus is still another form of cloud
which presents no special indication of
rain. It is more common at night than
in the day and consists of long, hori
zontal bands of darkish cloud, which
lie very low and near the earth's sur
face. It rises on calm, clear evenings
aft-r warm days and may often be
een in mountainous districts slowly
creeping up the hillsides. If the sun
rises through layers of stratus It Is
usually a sign of a fine, warm day to
come. After sunrise, stratus, as n rule,
rises higher into the air and slowly dl5.
a pi ears.
in early summer, when the weather is
showery, you may perhaps notice,
through breaks In the rain clouds, an
appearance of dense white cloudlets
in small, irregular tufts brightly irradi
ated by sunshine. The children call It
mackerel sky. Its real name ls cirro
cumulus, and it is a sure sign of heat
ami probably fine weather. Seen In
winter, mackerel sky portends a thaw
and wet. mild weather. It ls the next
highet cloud to the cirrus and is some
times called sonder cloud.
A sure prophet of wind and rain is
cirro stratus or vane cloud. It consists
of long, thin clouds with torn edges
Hying at great height above the earth.
It Is dull in color and irregular in
The wettest cloud of all Is nimbus,
which is seen In its most perfect form
during a thunderstorm. It Is a mixture
of other clouds, a dense black or gray
sheet which often appears to come up
against the wind. Usually when it first
appears driving up over the horizon
Us edges fringed and tipped with
rolling masses of cumulus. The most
ominous sign about a nimbus cloud Is
when Its advancing summit Is tipped
with ji mass of dense, white, smoky
cloud, which seems to roll over and
over. This Ss an omen of severe elec
trical disturbance and a furious squall.
St;le Nut Iiinirne.
A number of Philadelphia lawyers,
says the Philadelphia Ledger, were ex
changing stories of their experiences
with witnesses under examination. One
of the par'.y told the following:
He was questioning a witness and
said. "You have lived in Philadelphia
a number of yi.irs. How long?"
"Just twenty-five years."
"Where did you live before that
time?" asked the lawyer, hoping to
prove an important point.
"I didn't live." replied the witness.
"I was single."
Jiintifylnt; Ill Lcplure.
A lecturer who had a very fine lee-
ture on "The decadence of Pure Eng-'
Ush" gave his address before n wo-:
man's club. At the close of the talk a
very much overdressed woman of the ,
"fuss and feathers" type came up to !
him and said: "I did enjoy your tnlk !
ever and ever so much, and I agree
with you that the English language is '
decading awfully. Hardly no one talks I
proper nowadays, and the land only
knows what the next generation will j
talk like Hnothing ain't done about it." j
TrciiMure of the Property Room of
t? Theatre Frniicala.
Great passions will ever carry it over
great upholstery it you give mem meir
chance. To this day the only setting
of the chief scene of "La Malade Ima
ginaire" at the Francais is an arm
chair. It Is carried on by u couple of
lackej's, as though It had just fiven re
moved from a furniture van, and is
planted right in the middle of the
stage. That chair Is the very one In
SHK. Qf the Illness that carried him
, off. It is but one of the treasures of n
house that is a perfect museum not
j only of historic properties, but of tin
whole art of the stage.
In the greenroom, as M. Delorme, Its
historian, has told us. in the committee
room, in the otHee. of the adiuinisira-
tor m tjlt! nrchives. In every part of
The museum of accessories is : s r'.ch
In its way as the museum of paining
and statuary. Here we may li '.-l t--mandolin
used in "The P.arber of :'e
vllle." an instrument of rare b vity
of form, purity of tone ami aiitiqcUy
of make. Here. too. is the oHg'n.ii rui
tar of "The Marriage of Figaro." When
the piece came out in IT-" 1 the man
agement thought it was s sure to fail
that It was not worth v. bile to buy a
guitar for the hero. An instrument
was accordingly hire I at 10 francs a
night. The piece r.-n for fifty nights
a "tremendous success" for that period
ami in the excitement of this sur
prise the cotiditi u- on which the gui
tar had been n'.."ned were totally for
gotten until !. v. .-. -r presented his
bill for fr.tr: P.ichard YVhitoing
in Nine:.'': :h : :y.
KING OF BEASTS.
n t t:old. Sit down on that rock and
u.'.Jch the thirsty animals as they
drink buffalo. rhinoceros, antelope,
q-.mgga: ceasiotully, if the water Is
l;:re. lions too. But what has fright
ened the antelope and quagga that they
i ti,j.w their heads up for a second and
f;;de away into the shadows? Thc oth
i . bc.i.s.s. too. are likening and now
h.ive the sides of the pond. Nothing
but the inevitable. Irrepressible jackal,
that gamin among wild things, remains
"As yet your dull human ears have
cauirht no sound, but very soon the
heay trettd and low. rumbling note of
an iiu-iiinhig IhtiI of elephants reach
you. They are at the water. The
jackals have sat down with their tails
sraiulit out behind them, but not an
other creature ls to be seen. The king
drinks. Not a sound is heard. He
squirts the water over his back, makes
the whole pool muddy and retires sol
emnly, leaving his subjects, who now
gather round, to make the best of what
he has fouled.
"This is the king in the opinion of
THE DINNER TABLE.
Some Hint on How to Behave When
Accidents will happen. If one hap
pens to spill something he Is unfortu
nate, but a ready, earnest apology to
the hostess Is all that he can do to rem
edy the dilliculty. A careful hostess
will acknowledge the apology and Im
mediately change the subject.
'This story is told of a hostess at
whose table a beautiful china cup was
broken. "Never mind." she said pleas
antlj. "They break so easily. See!"
And she crushed one in her hand.
Her method was rather too elabo
rate. It would have been quite as sat
isfactory to the offender and far more
genteel had she said: "I hope you have
received no Injury. The cup doesn't
matter in the least."
If a morsel of food drops from the
fork to the tablecloth do not attempt
to remove It. If a guest drops a fork
or a spoon he should let It lie. The
hostess will provide another.
If anything distasteful be taken into
the mouth It may be removed on the
corner of the napkin, when it cau be
folded away or placed quietly on the
If a bit of food falls on the waistcoat
of a guest he should remove as much
of it as he can quietly with the corner
of his napkin.
In the Great Ventern "Wheat Uelt.
One square mile of wheat. Hver see
It? Transcontinental trains used to
stop in the Smoky Hill valley of Kan
sas to allow passengers a view of such
a wonder. It realized all the travel
ers' dreams of agricultural splendor.
Hundreds such visions now mark the
great grain area of the plains, but their
beauty Is none the less. Six hundred
nnd forty acres of wealth! It shim
mered beneath the perfect opalescent
blue of the sky. the tall straws bending
with their weight of grain. Standing
on the seat of the reaper one might see
in the distance a glimmer of green pas
tures nnd catch glimpses of rustling
fields of corn, but here was the heart
of summer. C. M. Ilnrger In Scrib
ner's. A Cool Htind.
'Mnmle. girl, that young mnn of
yours has been coming now for almost
"Isn't It about time he was breaking
"I don't believe he Intends to break
the Ice. He's going to wear It out"
A woman In Russln until the dny of
ber death, If she remain unmarried, lfl
nnder the absolute sway of hor parent.
HANG THE PRISONERS!
An Kxcln motion That WaM Interpret-
il ax an Order.
The young laird of Lochnow was a
character in the Scotch camp life of
the early eighteenth century. He was
cool in action and full of fun in daily
life. One dny lie was detailed to com
mand a burial party, and as he strolled
aver the hnlilclicld his orderly came to
him in great perplexity.
"Sir," said he, "there Is a heap of fel
lows lying out yonder who say they're
only wounded, and they won't let us
bury them like the rest. What shall we
"P.ury them at once," replied young
Agnew. without moving a muscle of
his countenance, "for if you take their
word for it they won't be dead for n
hundred years to come."
The man saluted and started off in
all simplicity to carry out the order,
and Agnew had to dispatch a counter
order In haste to prevent his joke from
becoming a t raged-.
This recalls an "o'er true" tale of
border life. Some Galloway moss
troopers were brought before Sir Wil
liam Howard, who was an enthusiastic
mathematician. He was deep In his
studies when the prisoners were
marched into the castle courtyard, and
a lieutenant came running up to get
orders as to their disposal. Enraged nt
being Interrupted, he cried, "Hang the
prisoners!" and went on with his work.
He finished His problem nnd went
down with a cheerful mind, only to
learn that his exclamation had been
taken for an order, and the prisoners
were all hanged.
ATHLETICS IN GERMANY.
WrcMtllxiK Is One of the Mont Popular
KorniH of Exercise.
Wrestling Is one of thc most popular
forms of athletic exercises In Germany,
and it seems as if the heavy and mus
cular build of the Germans peculiarly
adapts them for this kind of sport.
The general public Interprets the
word "athlete" as meaning a wrestler,
weight lifter or "strong man." When
the English style of athletics was in
troduced into Germany, it was termed
-light athletics." Wrestling is termed
"heavy athletics." In every town
there are many clubs Indulging in
"heavy athletics." and numerous pub
lic contests are arranged, in connection
with which challenges to "all comers"
are issued. Here one can often witness
a pitched battle between science and
brute power-see an "all comer" of
stupendous build, probably a butcher,
brewer or furniture remover, laid fiat
on both shoulder blades in the most ap
prove! style by a little, wiry fellow as
slippery as an cel. On the occasion of
the world's championships held in Ber
lin an open arena, roofed only in the
center, where the wrestling took place,
was erected, with tiers of seats for the
public all around. As luck would have
;t, the weather proved boisterous and
the public shy of the fair. The cham
pionships ended dismally, and the im
presario, unable to pay the men's re
tainers, very discreetly decided to
"leave town." Fry's Magazine.
Thin KumotiN KukIImIi Hnee Course
Was (ueeii Anne'n Idea.
Ascot well deserves its proud prefix
"roy.il." for it may claim to be toe
child of a queen, and certainly It has
been a prime favorite with nearly all
her successors on the throne.
It was ijiieen Anne who. when she
was riding one day over Ascot com
mon, saw what a splendid site it would
make for a race cour.-e. and she forth
with determined that a course there
should be and that she herself would
offer a plate to be raced for. Thus It
c.une about that the London Gazette
of July 12. 1711. contained this an
nouncement: "Her majesty's plate of
li:i) guineas will be run for round the
new heat on Ascot common, near Wind
sor, on Tuesday. Aug. 7 next, by any
horse or mare, being no more than six
years old the grass before, carrying
twelve stone, three heats, to be entered
the last day of July at Mr. Hancock's
at Fern 1 1 III. near the starting post."
Three times that year (Jueen Anne
traveled in state to see the racing on
Ascot common, and on tine occasion,
we are told, she was accompanied by
Miss Forester, a maid of honor, who
was "dressed like a man. with a long
white riding coat, a full Happed waist
coat ami a small cocked hat. three cor
nered, bound with broad gold lace, the
point placed full in front over a white
powdered, long (lowing periwig."
The Way JuUal Worked.
One who knew Jokai. the Hungarian
writer, says that the novelist never
troubled to work out his plot in detail
beforehand. "He trusted to his imagi
nation for guidance as to what his
characters were to do at a given mo
ment, anil often when he hail complet
ed a chapter of feullleton which half
Hungary was waiting to read he would
remark to his friends as the printer's
devil rushed away with the copy. 'I
should like to know what those people
rill find to do and say tomorrow. Jo
kai started his characters on their ca
reers, eulogizing them If he liked them
or caricaturing them if he meant them
to excite amusement or derision, and
then let them work out their own des
tinies across the pages of his manu
script." JUxhop Itroolcn' Aiinvrcr.
Rishop Phillips Hrooks never mar
ried, but tit one time was very much
admired, courted nnd annoyed by a
wealthy maiden lad' of New York. To
her numerous communications, full of
admiration and modest suggestions,
she received no encouragement from
Dr. Hrooks. Recalling her advanced
age. she grew desperate and offered,
in addition to her heart and Hand, all
her wealth. In reply she received the
Madam Tour wealth give to the needy,
your hvnrt to the Lord nnd your hand to
the man that asks fur It.
First Contractor How did you fel
lows happen to get a Job of repairing
the pipes in Smug street? They were
laid only a few years ago. and there
was nothing the matter with them.
Second Contractor I know it. but the
sight of that elegant new pavement on
that street was altogether oo tempt
Ing. Chicago Tribune.
In view of the rapid progress made
in the terminal work the District com
missioners are considering the advis
ability of at once awarding the con
tract for grading and filling the plaza
to the Union station. It had been In
tended at first not to do this until next
ppring. The filling of the site is one of
the largest tasks of that kind ever un
dertaken in the District. About 700.000
cubic yards of earth will be required.
Arrangements have been completed
with the railroad company for about
100.000 cubic yards from the excava
tions in connection with the laying of
tracks. About 00.000 will be secured
from the site for the ollice building of
the house of representatives.
Knllstcri With Chaffee.
T! ere is a man in Geneseo, 111., Dr.
L. A. Ferry, who has watched the rise
of General Adna It. Chaffee with a
great deal of interest. Way back in
istil two young men enlisted In Com
pany K. Second cavalry. One was L.
A. Ferry and the other A. R. Chaffee.
Ferry, telling how filings came about,
said that he himself was a big six
footer and stood around, assigned to
certain duties which did not bring him
in close touch with the ofiicers. Chaf
fee, "a little red headed fellow," was
ever active and was assigned to first
one tiling and then another. Ferry
was drilling a squad, while Chaffee
became a sergeant, then first sergeant,
and then a commission was given him,
and he continued to go on until ho
reached the highest grade In the ar
my. Dr. Ferry never did get higher
than a private, although he served nil
through the war and did good work.
The Capitol Police.
Washington's unique police force, the
one at thc capitol. is the subject of a
report which Fred M. Seney. the clerk
of the force, has just forwarded to
Captain J. P. Megrew. the commanding
ollicer. It is the fifty-second year the
force has been on duty. While the
number of arrests made during the
year Is not large, nearly every one at
tracts more or less attention. Probably
the most widely reported was that of
Carrie Nation. She yelled out incrim
inations from the gallery against thc
senators during their deliberations. She
was taken into the police court and
I'tittled Eyeit of Statues.
None of the arrests aroused more
comment than that of John Grove, a
messenger of sixteen years. Johnny
had a grievance against Kli Hughes,
the keeper of Statuary hall. To get
even he filled the eyes of the statues
of Daniel Webster and General Stark
with putty. He acknowledged that he
wanted to see how the statues would
look without eyes.
Sale of Indian Coal I.andn.
Secretary Hitchcock has arranged
with the president about the sale of
.""".um acres of coal and asphalt lands
belonging to the Choctaw and Chicka
saw tribes of Indians in the Indian
Territory. The lands -will be sold by
secret bids and will be duly adver
tised. The coal hinds have been di
vided into five districts, containing
from .VJ.KiU acres to 70.:::: acres, and
sealed bids for the purchase of tracts
within each district will be opened at
times specified. Pids for tracts in the
first district will be opened In this city
Oct. and the sale days for the other
districts will be scattered over a period
of nearly a year, the tracts in the last
district being June o of next year. A
block of asphalt lands containing HOO
acres will be sold Aug. 7. WT.
The President' Vacation.
Summer arrangements of the presi
dent have b en modified somewhat by
the decision of the notification commit
tee of the Chicago convention to in
form Mr. P.oosevelt officially of his
nomination for the presidency on July
27. The president had expected to re
turn to Washington several days be
fore the 'J7th of July. He will a wait,
however, the formal notification of the
committee and return to Washington
July "S. .fter remaining here for
about three weeks he will return again
to Oyster P.ay to stay until the latter
part of September.
Cortelyoo to Take si Hest.
National Chairman Cortelyou has
gone away f-r a brief vacation with
out specifying his whereabouts, the
president having urged him to take a
rest before he begins the campaign.
There is comparatively little work for
the national committee to do now.
There ls much correspondence, which
Secretary Dover will have no dilliculty
In attending to. and Mr. Cortelyou will
be able to take a vacation for a few
weeks without Impairing the prospects
of his chief in any way and when he
returns will be all the more qualified
to take up the work.
MelClnlej-'s Cahlnet Do indl lnr.
The retirement of Mr. Knox leaves
but three men in the cabinet who were
members when President Roosevelt
succeeded President McKinley. At that
time President Roosevelt invited all of
the members to remain in order to help
him carry out President McKlnley's
policies. Gradually, however, many
members dropped out. and now only
Secretary Hay. Secretary Hitchcock
nnd Secretary Wilson remain. The
speculation Is that after the 4th of next
March. In the event of Mr. Roosevelt's
election. Secretary Wilson will be the
only member of the McKinley regime
to remain with President Roosevelt.
IMreproolliiir the Theaters.
Commissioner Macfarland has taken
final steps toward the requirement of
lireprooling of all stage settings In the
local theaters. With the approval of
his recommendation by Commissioners
West and Riddle all t healers and
places of public entertainment will be
required henceforth to use only scenery
that has been made fireproof by being
covered or saturated with fire resisting
materials. CARL SCI 10 FIELD.
What Did She Mcnnf
"If you feel chilly," said he as they
strolled, "remember I have your shawl
here on my arm."
"You might put it around me." she
said demurely. - Philadelphia Press.
Hea.Mtn of Ills Alacrity.
"How on earth did you ever get a
messenger boy to deliver your note and
bring back the answer so quick?"
"I took his novel away from him and
held It as 'euri(3'." Exchange.
jryjEW SHORT STORIES
He Wan Xot DIxchnrKed.
Captain Eugene II. C. Leutze, U. S. X..
commander of the battleship Maine,
has German blood In his veins and
vast knowledge of detail about naval
ordnance In his head. Before he was
given the Maine and last went to sea
he was superintendent of the gun fac
tory at the Washington navy yard and
gained the reputation of being a strict
Habitually an "early to bed, early to
rise" mnn. Captain Leutze found him-
"MY NAME IS DENNIS.
self unable to sleep one night. He
arose, dressed, left his quarters and
walked down to one of the gun shops.
Although three shifts are needed to
dispose of the great press of work now
on hand, there was little doing.
Captain Leutze's sharp eye detected
a mechanic sitting on the carriage of a
great hthc which was slowly running
! to and fro taking almost infinitesimal
threads of steel from a twelve Inch
gun. He was dozing, oblivious to all
surrouudings. when Captain Leutze
i rcaeluf.l his side and aroused him with:
Well, what are
von doing and
I what's vour name?"
The craftsman looked up and quailed.
Then, with a resigned air. he replied.
"Well. I guess it's Dennis."
He was not discharged.
Punishing the Trusts.
Champ Clark of Missouri tells of a
hot political campaign In that state in
which one of the principal figures was
a candidate for the legislature, a man
named Jenkins, whose intense bitter-
I ness against the trusts occasioned con
I sidcrable surprise, for the reason that
j it was well known he had some years
: previously been connected with various
I enterprises supposed to have been dom
inated by the monopolists.
After the conclusion of one of Mr.
Jenkins' speeches, in which he had
rhetorically Hayed the trusts and all in
their hire, an acquaintance of the can
didate said to him:
"Well, old man. you're certainly bit
ter enough now on the question of
trusts, but a great many of us remem
ber when you yourself were connected
with one of them."
The candidate smiled genially. "That's
very true, my friend." said he. "I was.
Rut. as I told an audience last week
when the same rebuke was made to
me. when I once realized the enormity
of the thing I did my best to crush
that tru-t. To that trust, my friend. I
sold every one of my factories, every
one of them, and for twice what they
were worth, sir. and for cash!" -New
One time when the late Clarence
King was In the west and near a then
very important mine he received from
one of the owners a telegram asking
him to visit the mine Immediately and
wire the results of his examination,
especially with regard to an alarming
rumor that the value of the vein had
been much impaired by finding in it
a very large "horse." which is a min
er's term for a body of worthless rock
that sometimes displaces the ore and
makes a rich vein poor. When King
had come out of the mine after inspec
tion, he found another telegram wait
ing for him from his Impatient friend
asking. "Is it true that there Is a
'horse' in the mine':" To which he
promptly replied. "The mine is a per
fect livery stable."
Won Despite Himself.
Rufus W. Pockham. judge of the su
preme court, tells the story of a young
! lawyer who was trying his first case,
j "Evidently." he said, "he had studied
It until he knew It by heart. He be
gan speaking. When he had arrived
about halfway we decided the case In
his favor nnd told him so. Rut he had
got going and found it impossible to
stop. On ami on ho went, like an au
tomobile pant control.
"At length one of the judges, leaning
forward, said suavely:
"'Mr. M.. in spite of your arguments
we have concluded to decide this case
in your favor.' "
Indicated liy I-'kks.
Nat Goodwin told a little one the oth
er night which was new to bis hear
ers and appreciated by some who had
encountered hard luck and many mis
siles in their barnstorming days.
"I dropped In on a grocer In a small
town out west." said Goodwin, "and
in the course of a chat I asked him:
" 'Are there any amusements in town
" 'Shouldn't wonder.' he replied. 'I've
been selling 'nawful lot of old eggs to
A soft answer turneth
"Sir." wtote an angry subscriber to a
provincial Journal. "I don't want your
paper any longer." To which the
editor replied, "I wouldn't make It any
longer If you did." London Globe.
"What was at the bottom of that
tight between Thompson and J Imp
"Jlmpson was till Thompson waa
A Fortune That Can't Be Touched.
Perhaps the most valuable piece of
oil land in the United States is section
12, township li'J north, range i!6 east
The oil and gas rights were granted
through the instrumentality of Secre
tary Hitchcock to the Cudahy packing
house people, who own also a consider
able part of the fee simple to the soil.
When the Cudahys developed their
holdings and discovered the enormous
wealth in oil nnd gas which lay below
the surface they conceived the idea
that a big city near by would Increase
their fortunes. So they went into the
town site booming business. As a re
sult the town of Bartlesville grew up
and extended not only over their sec
tion 12, but also into adjacent sections.
Then came trouble for the Cudahys.
Their scheme, instead of giving them
profit, hns brought Incalculable loss.
Bartlesville organized Itself Huto a mu
nicipal government nnd passed an or
dinance forbidding the drilling of wells
or the carrying of nitroglycerin within
certain of Its wards. These wards cov
er some of the most valuable parts of
the Cudahy holdings. Vast deposits of
wealth lie under them, as is evidenced
by the great gushers belching forth
gas and spouting oil all around. But
the ordinunce, rigidly enforced, stops
every attempt to get at these treasures.
-Kansas City Journal.
The Kindness of Jefferson Darin.
"The only time I ever saw Jefferson
Davis was when I was about eight
years old." said a young man in re
calling the president of the Confed
eracy, "but I remember him distinctly.
He .was In the spacious parlors of the
old Porterfield mansion at Vlcksburg
when I saw hun. It was late In No
vember, and tn'e day was cold and
raw. The old southerner was resting
In an armchair before a fire of red
coals. With me was a playmate about
my age. When we were ushered in,
he rose and welcomed us. I don't re
member our conversation, but I know
my friend recited 'The Siege of Vlcks
burg' nnd that he received a large ap
ple as a reward. I received one. also,
for not reciting, I suppose. When my
friend reached the third verse of the
poem, he faltered and then began to
cry. Mr. Davis put his arm around
the little chap, and as if by inspiration
the forgotten verses readily came to
his mind." New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Women pianists who wish to keep
their hands supple will be interested
in Paderewski's description of bis
method, says Home Chat. He says:
riirt .5i-lif Iwforo I nlav I turn mr
I. . . .;- - - - - - v
1 1A ..... ..tft. n 91 fl lin tiilia
nanus over 10 ui tun-i, .nm w hum
my fingers until they tingle. Then he
takes one finger after the other and
turns and twists it in the palms of his
hands, always turning the one way.
This makes the fingers supple and
keeps the knuckles in good working
order. Last, he nibs the palms of
each hand very hard, as hard as I can
stand It. Just before I go on the plat
form to play I have a basin of hot wa
ter brought to my dressing room. In
tlds I immerse 1113 hands. Hot! I
should say so! Just about ns hot as
It is possible for any one to stand it!"
The End Seat In Germany.
Here is a story of how they solve thc
end scat problem in Germany. In a re
cently published book of travel the au
thor. Anna Cogswell Wood, tells it:
Will you ever forget the naive rude
ness of the German m the street car at
Munich a year ago? I can still see him
try to make A. give up to him her
nice seat nt the end of the open car.
I can still see his look of obstinate de
termination when she declined, calling
his attention at the same time to va
cant places on the other side of her.
With a feeling of dismay I saw him
lift her up In his arms and set her
down in another place, while he took
calm possession of her seat. Redress
was Impossible, for the conductor ex
changed winks with this barbarian.
A Itelnenrnnted Empress.
The Japanese are devoted to the Em
press Haniko. and. perhaps because
of her charming personality and her
womanly virtues, they have a curious
belief about her.
Some centuries ago there was an
empress who was so wise, kind and
gracious that her people simply wor-"
shiped her. In her time all went well
with the country and people; it was.
In fact. Japan's golden age. says Home
Notes. Now it is supposed that this
adored royal lady has returned to earth
and under the guise of the Empress
Ilnruko will guide Japan and her peo
ple safely through the perils which
Speed on Spanish nallvruy.
Trains in Spain are certainly slow.
A rate of ten or twelve miles an hour
Is considered a good average of speed
for everyday travelers. When the
Spanish ollicials wih t.i show visiting
fo-eigners what they really can accom
plish in the way of rapidity they offer
express trains, which dash madly
across the landscape at an average
rate of fifteen or eighteen miles an
hour. In one way this proves an ad
vantage, for the traveler sees a great
deal more scenery for his money tlutn
if he were rushed pnt it swiftly.
Hidden Treasure Inducement.
The following advertisement is ap
pearing in Paris papers:
"Forty-five minutes from Paris.
Salnt-Lazare: small historic castle, call
ed "The Admiral's House'; comfortable,
heating apparatus, baths, winter gar
den, lawns, park, shrubberies; .'5.000
meters; 40.000 francs. A special agree
ment in case of the discovery of the
treasure of James II. of Scotland."
Raron (to his valet) Johann. I have
received quite a large number of offers
in reply to a matrimonial advertise
ment. I have selected one out of the
lot. and here are the rest if you like to
make any use of them. From the Ger
Jane When I reach my twenty-sev
enth birthday I'm going to settle down.
Mary I'm afraid you'll find it out of
reach, my dear. It passed so long ago.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.