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W. W. SANDERS, Prop.
"What 1h moro potent than tlio do!
Inr?" Oh u few millions of I!.
Mrs. Langtry is oO yearn old, but at
a littlo (llstaitco you can Hcarcoly no
A wcBlcrn observer says that almost
all tho Htreot railway companies now
run "Pay-an-you-ontor" cars.
Philadelphia boasts of a mngazlno
devoted exclusively to aeronautics.
One of those lly-by-nlght publishing
Tt Is claimed that the mound build
ers wore iho first baseball players, but
nobody has over discovered anything,
to Indicate- (hat Ihey wero tho first
Asbestos sheets are being Instituted
under the mattresses of sleeping cars
on somo of the railways of the United1
States to shut out the lieat from the
Tho elevator originated In central,
I3uropo. Tho earliest mention of the'
elevator Is made In a letter of Na
poleon I. addressed to his wire, Arch
duchess Maria Louise.
Dr. mills thinks the millennium luut
arrived. Tho man who needs M tons
of hard coal and doesn't know whore
he is going to got. tho money to pay
for It Is probably convinced that a
millennium doesn't amount to much,
A simplified spelling socloly in Eng
land wants to have school children,
taught to spell by ear. To show bow
tastes differ, It Is a matter of common,
complaint among business men hero
that some of tho graduates of the com
mon schools spell that way now.
Can tho proposition that tho mini
mum salary for an unmarried Episco
palian clergyman In the diocese of
Now York should bo $1,5200 and for a
married clergyman $1,200 with a suit
able place to live In, or $1,500 In
monoy, bo taken as an official state
ment of tho oxact cost of a wife?
When the ollleers of the American
battleships arrived al Tokyo last
month they wero welcomed by crowds
or school children, who sang "Hall
Columbia" and other American songs
In English. When have American
school children ever welcomed foreign
visitors by singing songs In their na
. In view of tho fact that the prlco ot
stock exchange scats in Now York
has jumped recently from $70,000 to
,$75,000, It Is a littlo discouraging to
learn that tho owner of a pow In fash
!lonablo Grace church, on lower Broad
way, which ho bought for $3,000, has
been able to got only $1,100 bid for
it, at auction.
Cornotists standing in tho belfry ot
tho Park Street, church In Boston
played "America" at noon on October
21, in honor of tho ono hundrodth an
nlvorsary of the birth of Row S. F,
Smith, tho author of tho words sung
to tho music In this country. "Amor
lea" was llrat sung publicly iu this
church, on July 4, 1832.
About 250 buffalo, remnant of tho fa
nious Pablo herd recently purchased
by tho Dominion government, will bo
takon from Montana nnd placed in tho
now buffalo park on Baltic river, a
thousand miles northwest of Winnl
peg. Tho animals now aro being
rounded up by Michael Pablo in Mon
tana and will bo brought north in spe
Thero has recently been opened In
ono of London's fashionablo streets a
toilet club for dogs. Thero tho pets
.of tho smart sot can have their hair
dressed and their coats trimmed to
Immaculate perfection. For threo shit
lings they can bo bathed. If their
teeth aro imperfect they can bo filled
or extracted, and If their clawa pro-
trudo too far thoy can be daintily maul
Germany in 20 years has increased
its yearly mining product from 100,i
000,000 metric toiiB to 212.G09.000.
metric tons, worth $139,080,200. Coal
forms 85 per cent, of the output. Other
mlnorals aro Bait, Iron oroB, copper,
lead, alno, pyrites, gold, Bllvor, man
gancso, arsenic, saltpeter, vitriol and
alum. Tho workmen number about
700.000. and tho companies about
Dr. Norman Dltmnn Ihib receiver
tho (Jlbbs prize of $20,000, offered by
the Now York acadomy for tho best
original research work on tho kidneys.
Tho prize watt founded to create an
Interest In tho study of Hrlght's ills
ease, l)f, Dltmnu's InvoBtigatlmix
tried to account for tho unnecessary
two-thirds ot man's meat diet, and to
iido It this had any clone connection
with tho polHoiiH present in tho h'h
teiu of ft person alllleted with Brlght'M
f AGAIN MIDDLE-WEIGHT CHAMPION
Stanley Ketcbel, the Michigan flcjhter, who regained the middle-weight
championship of the world by defeating Billy Papko in the eleventh round
of their bout at Colma, Cal.
FOREIGN SWIMMERS MUST
RECKON WITH AMERICANS
Achievements of Team at Olympic
Games Show Yankees Rank
with the Best.
It cannot bo said truthfully that tho
outdoor swimming season of 1008 was
a brilliant or oven an unusually active
ono, yet It will go down In history as
a decidedly remarkable one.
The achievements of our small team
of swimmers at the Olympic games
were passed over with hardly a word
In tho heat, of controversy over sen
sational disputes. Daniels' capture of
tho 100 meter race had boon expected
and nobody clso took a first, so what
need or wasting time In comments?
Nevertheless, our representatives won
a great victory, for they proved that
we are now at least on equal terms
with other countries a. thing foreign
ers have refused to admit, so far and
that In future thoy will havo to reckon
on us In all International swimming
meets. Tho sprinting of Harry Hob
nor of tho Illinois A. C. and Leslie
Rich of tho Brookllno S. C. was an
eye-opener to Britishers, who thought
Daniels was our only good 100 yardor,
and thoy wero not a littlo surprised
at our relay quartette Daniels, Good
win, Ilebner, Rich giving thorn a
good rub for their monoy and finishing
third, ahead of sovoral European
teams considered their bettors.
Then the fancy diving of Gcorgo
Gnldzlk of the Chicago A. A. tho best
of tho meet, despite his being given
only third place took them complete
ly off their feet.
Marathon swimming again proved
tho featuro of tho season. Tho Chi
cago riier event was won In clover
stylo by C. S. Jensen of tho Illinois
A. C. In 11:11 2-5, and his clubmato,
H. J. Handy, obtained a second leg
on tho $1,000 Missouri A. C. cup, which
Is competed for yearly over ten miles
of tho Mississippi river, and which
must bo won three times before be
coming absoluto property of winner.
In tho cast Bud Goodwin of tho New
York A. C. took both tho big evonts
flvo nnd 13 milo championships
tho first in 2:10:25, tho second iu
4:30:00. His work was a revelation.
IIo seemed to hold over these dis
tances tho exact stroko, speed and all,
that ho usos In milo swimming, nnd
his tlmo was certainly wonderful.
Besides these three, sovoral other
very promising onduranco men wero
developed. Jaeger, tho two Johnsons.
Frlzollo, and Hall in tho west, and
Wenck, tho Mauleys, Hennen, James,
nnd Hydo In tho oast, showed hotter
form and moro speed than tho host
swimmers of tho provlous year.
In sprinting there was not very
much of an opportunity to Judge of rel
ative merits, but It Is worth mention
ing that Daniels wont an olllclnl 100
yards In a pool In 0:51.1-5, which,
though not accoptcd an a record, may
dispel tho fear, felt by Borne, that tho
New Yorker Ib losing his speed. Apart
from Daniels there are threo men who
deservo to be mentioned In a class by
themselves; Harry Mobnor of the Illi
nois A. ('., Leslie Rich of the llrook
llno H. C., and Curtla Sloan or Pitts
burg. Thoy certainly ought to be
heard from If their suirmor's work Is
Any criterion of what they win do next
Will Try Crlis on Plrnt,
CrlktK Ik to ho tried on II rat hiiHu
by the Brown. If ho can muk good
thw tram will khIii stonily Iu hlttintf
FOOTBALL IS SHELVED;
OTHER GAMES TO FORE
Track Work, Basketball and Indoor
Sports Will Now Receive At
tention of Colleges.
Now that tho football season has
ended the athletes iu tho colleges and.
universities aro turning their attention
toward those games which, during tho
winter months, go to make the calen
dar or Intercollegiate sports complete.
Haskotball, hockey, Indoor track,
aquatics and gymnastics are all com
ing in for their share or recognition
alter being dormant for eight months.
Tho track athletes have already
donned their Indoor shoes, trunks and
jerseys and sought the banked turns
of the runways In the gyms. Nearly
every artornoon those would-be Jlyers
can be seen swinging around, develop
ing both stride and wind under the
watchful eyes of some captain, who Is
anxiously looking over tho material
for this winter's team.
Tho dissolution of tho Intercollogl
ato Haskotball association docs not ap
pear to havo iu the least retarded In
terest In this branch of athletics, and
whllo It was feared at tho close of last
season that tho discontinuance of this
organization might materially -affect
tho playing schedules of those colleges
and universities connected with, it, it
has evidently had an antithetic effect.
It Is said that, as a rule, harder play
ing lists aro being, or havo been, com
piled for the big eastern teams than,
ever before. If such is the case, then
It Is evident that enthusiasm among1
basket balllsts Is on anything but tho
wane. It Is rather on tho Increase.,
and long, hard schedules will undoubt
edly tend to boost It still further. Yale
has announced that its schedule is
composed of just as many Important
games as last season's. Further than,
this, all tho teams that last winter mot
in I. B. A. play are again given places
among the playing dates.
WINTER BASEBALL GOSSIP
John J. McCloskey, for several
years manager or tho St. Louis Na
tional league team, and a ball player
or tho old school, will manage the Mil
waukee American association baseball
team iu 1909. Ho succeeds Barry Mc
Cormlck. "Kid" Nance, who played in tho
American league tho first year of Its
existence, Is wanted by both Fort
Worth and Austin in tho Texas
league. Nanco played groat ball for
Waco last season.
Little Rock again will bo tho train
lug camp for tho Boston Red Sox next
season. President Taylor has made
arrangements with Managor Finn or
the Arkansas Travelers for tho use or
the grounds and has promised tho Lit
tlo Rock club two pitchers as partial
payment for tho park.
Youngstown, 0., contains qulto a
baseball colony In Manager McAloer
or St. Louis, Outfielder Charlie Hemp
hill of New York, Shortstop Starr of
Pittsburg, lullelders Phyle and Whit
ney of Buffalo and Curloy Blount, Jack
Wood ami Jack MeAleer.
Frank Klllen, once the great south
paw of the big leagues, will 'umpire In
the Central Ioukuo next sonnou,
"Deacon" Phllllppe of tho Pirates Is
on of the haitlHill players who ho
llvvw In Having Mt money and not
turning actor durliiK I ho off-Mvunon.
Il ha Just ptirruuwMl a farm near
llullor, Wis, tu paid $7,3UO cash
My olllco door opened very gently,
and a llttlq face I knew well peeped
round. In sheer astonishment I
dropped my pen.
"Kathleen!" I said. "How In tho
world did you get down here? You're
not by yourself, surely?"
"Oh, no; course, nurslo's with me,"
and tho blue eyes smiled at mo so
sweetly; "but she's gone shopping.
I'm not to go till sho comes for me."
"But what will mother and auntie
say? They'll think you're lost."
"I'm too growed-up to get lost," sho
said, with a dignified littlo air.
I could not help smiling.
"Now, you littlo rogue," I said,
"when I've helped you off with that
pretty blue coat and hat I shall expect
to bo told why you've honored mo
with a visit to the city in business
Sho settled herself sedately In a
chair opposite to me, qulto uncon
scious of tho pretty picture she made
with her mass of fair hair and sweet
"It's a most 'portant visit," sho said.
"I'vo como to ask you to my party
"Indeed? I shall be delighted to
come. So that's what brought you
down here, is It?"
I had heard great talcs about this
party, but not from Kathleen. This
was evidently her surprise for me.
"Shall I bo expected to do anything
in particular?" I asked.
"You'll havo to mako believe all tho
time, like you always do at our
Tills was certainly a candid state
ment. I wondered If the rest or the
family shared tho same view. I
hoped not, because I was as a rule
"Then Mummle Was Wrong," She
particularly serious after Kathleen
had gono to bed.
"Auntie Mcrva will bo thoro, of
course," I ventured to suggest.
"'Course sho will," replied Kath
leen. Then sho mado a lour of tho room,
came back and resumed her seat, and
asked mo seriously: "Is this whore
you play all by yourself In the day
time?" "Well, yes, I suppose I do.''
"Do you keep your toys in those
big tin boxes?"
"Well, they're not toys like those in
"Do you sit hero all by yourself,
"And never reel lonely?"
"Sometimes," I said, smiling in spito
or myseir at tho serious littlo race.
"I heard mummic tell daddy ono day
you wore a lonely man."
I was certainly hearing some home
"But you won't bo lonely when you
como to my party, will you?"
"No, dear. 1 like to como as often
as I can to your house," and I spoke
By this tlmo Kathleen's nurse had
returned I expect bIiq had boon wnlt
lug outside all the time and with
strict Injunctions "not to forget tho
party next Wo'n'sday," my little vis
itor kissed mo good-by, nnd 1 tried to
settle down to work again.
But a pair or blue eyes would keep
dancing In front of mo on my blotting
pad. HomettmoH 1 thought thoy wero
Kathleen's, and sometimes 1 thought
thoy wero omo ono oIho'b. Kath
Iocu'h oyoM and her Aunt Morva' wort)
trnugly alike. I had notluud It be
fore The tootit Mt'Mtid f)ltt rlurtw
uov that Kim IimiI anno.
In tho Intervening days the post
man left strango notes for me.
Sometimes tho missives wero stuck
together with Jujubes, but I had nq
difficulty In deciphering tho signs.
They read: "Don't, forgot tho party,
next Wo'n'sday." As to tho crosses
well, the most Ignorant person knows
what those mean In a letter.
"We'n'sday" came at last, and, o
course, I went to Uio party. It was a
great success. The houso was turned
upside down by a merry crowd of lit
tle folks who kept the fun going until
long after they ought to havo been In
Kathleen queened It all very pret.
tlly, and after the last littlo guest had.
departed and tho bluo eyes could
scarcely keep open, she persisted that
she wasn't a little bit tired, "oa'y
hungry." That was a subterfuge sho
was always guilty of at bedtime.
Next day I saw Kathleen In tho
park, and wc discussed tho party.
"You were a funny man," she said.
I was glad to know that I had given
satisfaction iu this direction.
"Did you learn all those stories from
pltsher books, or wero they just make
believe?" "Both," I said.
"And you didn't cry when you had
to go homo like little Charllo did, did
I assured her that I was able to
refrain from weeping.
"And you liked me tho best of all
tho little girls there?"
"Of course, I did."
"Quito sure?" she said, coaxingly.
"Quite sure," I repeated.
"Then mummio was wrong," Bho
"How's that?" I asked.
"Well when mummic and Aunt
Merva came to say 'Good night,' I
beard auntie say how fond you woro
or me, and mummio said: 'Yes, and
I know some one else bo's very fond
of, too, or would be ir she'd let him,'
and auntie went quite runny, and said:
'Don't bo ridiklus, Daisy Daisy's what
daddy calls mummic but mummio
only laughed and said: 'I don't think
you're always kind to him.' "
Kathleen stopped to take breath
arter this long recital, and then went
on: "So arter mummio went down
stairs, and auntie brought mo a
sweetie 'fore I foil 'sleep, I asked ir it
was true if you liked somo littlo girl
better'n me. Auntie said 'No,' and
then I asked her IT sho wasn't alwaya
kind to you. Auntie said: 'P'r'aps not,
sometimes.' Then I said sho ought
to love you like I did, 'cos you wero
lonely and had no nice littlo girl of
your own like my duddy had. Then
sho stooped down to kiss me, and heij
cheek was quite wet, just as if she'd
been crying. I've never seen Anntiq
Merva cry before."
There was a serious look In Katht
leen's bluo eyes.
"What made Auntie Merva cry, da
you think?" sho asked, quite dis
tressed. "I think 1 can guess," I said, and,
with a full heart I kissed tho little up
Kathleen had told 'mo something I
wanted to know something that I
havo been grateful to her for telling;
mo, all my life.
Dryness of City Air.
It might be supposed that tho heat,
of large towns would hasten evapora
tion nnd mako their air moister, but
recent observations abroad Indicate,
tho reverse. In northern Germany
city air exceeds country air in relative
humidity by six to nine per cent., ac-!
cording to season. This diminution in'
moisture is most marked In the eve
ning and Is more evident in summer'
than in winter, so that it can hardly,
bo duo to fires or to the condensation
by smoke or vapors. Tho primary,
cause would appear to bo tho genoral
drainage of tho ground in cities. In.
the hot summer or 1901 country ami
town moisture wero practically equal,
a result probably duo to the excessive
drying of tho soli in both city and
country by tho long drought.
Meant to Cheat the Dogs.
In a certain part of Scotland, ac
cording to Dean Ramsoy, tho shep
herds used to take their collloa with
thorn to church. The dogn bohavvrd
well during tho sormon, but began lo
be restless during the Inst psalm, and
saluted tho final blessing with Joyful
barks. In one church the congregation
resolved to stop this unseemly dotal';
bo, when a strango minister waa about,
to pronounce the blessing, all n-,
malued seated Instead of rising an 1 o
expected. IIo hesitated and pause 1,
till an old shepherd cried: "Say awt.
nlr; we're a' ulltln' to chant tho
A Cm ft I Jest.
"Anyway." ruiurlutd Noah, as Iho
Mrk hKMn to lloftt. "the folks that wore
thrt'tUoiKMl by fot'Mit )r ought to ha