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Q«L>er^eu Uoptc>s r _
Characteristic Lxirc.cL. frcrn the British Reviews and
Magazines for February.
•'•"■•"*• '"• ■•lil?fiSlA IK REVOLUTION.
As uo r.vo IndividuHli arc- offectet! s'« exactly
.hv s.-.me way by h bciit ol" ilmes*. so no two
mulct*.* i**.** 1 through .-i social, religious or polit
ics. crisis with Identical symptom* an oha»E:e.-s..
aio sometime* so -very consider-"
fble that one can hardly believe they are mere
rn.itte-rs tl't 1 ' degree. That .explain* why so many*
| r oreig*ien»'*!Bre ippolnted in what they term
the rtus-siar. ••revolution.-' Special correspond*
!! .-.!>- and many
I'TbiT <-iiu»: tries; hurried, oft t«» St. Petersburg a
VHori tftrn: «*kti to chro'inVle tho coarse of... the.
{ r^at r-'lav ujfVaval— ;t Movllry jhenu? for !■••;.<;••
*♦«-. U*t, according (v Erinci Meshti%eTefcy..
sn%t of these urt- now <li*gusted at the slowness
»»r T3!TKt;c.«s of events— no. barricades, do fight
;t>e. *i<» .'a»€?fl'fse':utiorK. nothing but vague talk
,if zf-instvds, upravas, yoloetnoy, sood and other.
iiiFtituti.'rp, the"" names of which do not always
ihn.m- ol^ar pictures on u> the mental retina of
fl-X foreign pre*wmehv "When is the revolution
Iw^irmingT' Is "oriC of -the qr.es*. ions which iht\v
I ■:■ •.-! their Russian friends, and they siaile. ;ii
[•rjjstrton*!? 1 v.-fio:i told tfeat it bns ;■ In :"i> be
i:\u4. ■ Sensational happenings «re in ■ land,
v. iiU the supply consists- :;iai!dy of addresses,
ht^eches. and toast? aj barpqliets! In. truth.
however; ih«»se seemingly harmless manifesta
tions*' .'are th* cormneni-eiTK'n* of the Russian
[■«« r 2ken!ns— call it revolution if you will— which
<-utii:<-.t Viy Its 'nature be >TinrU Van. protean In
Ks nbapes and clum«y ir. its methods, ;j may last
Ikrongboat th* 1 century** •
• '£Rass£a Is now pa.«sin^ through a period of
kifeivhv and revolution." These words ■{ere .
rvritten" <juito lately - -bye ; ■.''-■ steoi,
•■'r^fM^r.r. ef tl<e Moscow Zemstvo. •• the Min
!«£?.•'«T the. Jntcrloi. And be had. he says, made |
n similar statement tu.the Czar a few days be- .
w ■ •■ -■•.-. |
I <4 endeavored to na.'ik^ clear to the Emperor ;
• hat what was now cccurrin? was no mere dis- j
tu/bance, Uui a revolution: I further tried to j
jhrlngs.home to him what |t. Is that Is driving the. j
£tu"Wian people into a revolution which it did >
not wish for and which his imperial majesty -Is
ln*a position to w.ird off. . . . The present
»-•,, of affairs is extwrr.ejj-. 'dangerous for the •
kvhole. "f poclety, and particularly menacing to
rhft snrr^.l person of th^ Emperor."
• Nothing thai ~'ii outside "Observer could say '
{womM a>i<\ to .lie dread significance of those i
rvsurdf. They are unparalleled in Russian his- :
jory. Indeed tho n:ere circumstance that a
representative of the titled nobility and the j
fcetcstvo rou'.J have penned th":n and then con- :
xmued hi? daily occupatiOuS ittninolefeted marks
h <i. v )sn;r'* jchich is itp« if equivalent to a revolu-r :
hifffx.—i}'.. .1. Dillon. In The Contemporary Be- ;
t*4eu*. ■
•TttrssiANS ap.t; not REVOLUTIONISTS.
_{tuF^ia noss.'ss^i-- ab<iut xen thousand Nihilists ;
ufc the iit:rost. inr>st of whom two of German, ,
cr I>ati:i extraction. Few of them, in- !
oeed art- real Slr.vs, Nations Jo not change ;
itefr character overnlg:ht. Kb for those who ■
nspir<» i'» a parliamentary rule, their number. j
too, is very small. The 130.000,000 consider the j
Czar as the ancinted of the Lord, the lncarna- :
*h*ii of vrv.u'f :ind Justice. E«*eryt£lng In Russia I
h«-s "(^en done from above— l. c., by order of the
Sroven.irtt )■!. The emancipation of th< serfs, the :
imroduction of reforms by Peter the Great, are
r.in the rrtn:il of tlie riation's demands, but rep- '
T-^*fnt so many ukases. A constitution may bo
£n»nt*d >>y ih*> autocrat, but the moujik will
Tiave to accept it 'by order of the Czar." By
himsrlf, be will »°ver do anything to obtain it.
H>-in< says some where: '-The Englishman loves
liberty liK.-> his lawful wife, the Frenchman like
his mistress, the German like his grandmother." i
The Russian uoujtk, he oupht to have added. i« i
too weak to love at all. A constitution in the
dominions of the Czar will never>be obtained by
§»-h*t RuFFlan nation by means of a revolution,
let It be stated one* 3 for all. Th<-- reason is very
obvioos,: because the -ntHon will never revolt ;
neainst «he Cz3r. Let the revolutionary agita-
ISXi? j'- 1 l {ir?!= i a ; "id elsewhere understand It, once
?or* ill. Tliat It only depends upon Europe to
force the uikr of the European China to pram
fndivldTial HlMTty, freedoln_of Bpeech and social
reforms to his subjects, Whether it Is in the
Interests of Europe to. dra?: those ignoranx
rnasses^out >«f-.th»:'ir jprpori gains* th«lr^own~
v.ill. just as Europe is carrying- civilization into
th* : midst of primitive nation^, Is for statesmen
to -ir^Wr. i hawe*e*r^P point out .that as
•),f fireman iuj*nchet> the burning of old ruins so
•■hat the newly bjilt house may not become a
r •: «*v '<i Hi- (i.-i'n.'f, ef) EiH-ope- pyght break
l^a•■^.u■^ absolutism. and tyranny, that it might
not ••!!<"• day gxallow up const 11 itionallsm.
j If Western nations hav^ by Oint of eelf-asser
iion and superabundance of strength, helped
th<En*selves u> liberty, it if. t sho aid imagine,
ih^lr-sarrcd duty to help those Mho cannot help
ih*i*Hf<H_v«*s.^Jiy their own strength the Russian
I • ""■■ will never be- able' to pen their prison
T-indows and allow the light of a new era to
t-enetrate into their dark abodes. The day of
liberty will never dawn for the oppressed masses
In Russia without .an order from Europe.— (A. S.
(iappopori. in F'jftnishtly .Review.
NERA'fi BONG.
i Nera, t-he - Harper, after ■ spending a year in
Iverylzad. com** cm November Eve. laden with
friivirostji and Rold^n fern; to the Court of the
>Va.!Tier Qacn Mac\>- an-1 her daughter Flonavar
at Rath . «_'TOKhiin. . ;
| bring you ail my dreanif). 1 1 iv roe-eyed Maeve;
> There are no dreams in all the world like the
Tha dream? of spring, the golden fronds that
, wa.ve
I In Faeryland beneath dark forest trees—
1 bring you &11 my dreams.

1 bring yr>u all my dreams, Flonavar,
> Froni that iost '.and where every dream is
[\ r r-ewiset ■ „ •
II | have Ijrou^ht you a little sail Ing star,
" > I Bitty/ ray primroses beneath your feet—
; i.br:i;g you all my dreams.
\ r ..-■■■
I 'bring you all my dreams— your a words are
j sharp.
j Ready for rattle— yet you smile and say: '
.Here i* the Dre.nim-r with his foolish harp.
t Now shall he wile an Idle hour away"— .
J I bring you all my dreams.
J --cnv;< ore-Booth, In Longman's Magazine.
Ik RUSSIAN TORPEDO BOAT IN ACTION.
j How I got to the bridge- I cannot say, i re
si"int>.--r that "■ hand rail was twisted like-ti
•jorkscruw. What a scene!, .fcsave for the- wheel,
•Jfyr.srr.3ij and binna.i-'e,. Uxe. Uriuye .was'-Bwept
<!iea!t Maxim mounting, i?ommanJ^ ■ rail were
.1 tauKi-'i uiHSS trailing alongside. As 1 clung
to a iuimel stay i was actually looking down
vi^ iintoking throat tit a Japanese 12-pdunder
Jot- s!x ' furhnzwn distant. B'iick. histtitig an I
frattertd, tte boat was xlosiig iia-llke &v '.■■
hideous sea monster, a dozeti of her ruffian
•^r** with abort swords in their hands were
gathered.- forward to sj»rtng ;;;'■■-■. v*. Them
*f*-F«iof time t.. give an oi<deY. the men were
40« Jtnnpter. Hut my rteertrnkh had put over
11b hi In.. , There -wa»j* -grinding; jar..'.ar.d we
H.;Ujcrf^ j.«t Ujein, carrying away their fails
a: « -forward hamper, and grinding to pulp
f our plates euch.-pt their boarders as had
runipji ■ « h«rt. .A* ive snook clear our six-
S9an<J«*r .brjehed Into Ayr vHals. and a creat
"Y**iT pi sfea^r «hrirk< d mit b^tww^ti 1 her
Mskeerarics ainl<lsl, ir * I remember seeing mv
SSIaS 11 1 * r} " devils who hid
£?* t&,w over, (he *ide with their bayonets.
sr.d then 1 pitched headlong on to th* 'debris
«f un reu i and Maxim 'on the deck below,, a,
ftSE&SSL .t*<l jMFt ******* my-apine and 'per-
R>fWM.^jrv right ■ting.—CA Russian Bulvlleuten
*r.t. in P.tickvoods :.Jagai'fiie. .. ' , ■
% HIDDEN TREASURE.
iv Tl^J lure1 ure s * ekers there -have heen-nvsJl times • '
? fi % h i;l er6 v of treasure have been, for the mo«t
jcrf, *x\vi b-jctar e«:ts. who sailed the high' seat
**ptvme Jiyhatevfr cf value muk their way
la Elizabethan Umes there were few navisra-
U.rs who wer..- not Pire^ea, but with the wan
mg cf- the keventeenth century buc-eaneerinir
had become a discredit*] profession^ The last of
the great pirates wua onr- '•- nlto Bonito, a norn
N guerre which concealed he identity of a
*•"** Spanish geittleauui of ancient turn
..y, whose career equaled t?i Ut O r any who had
none uewne Uu : t>,r daring, uji scrupulousness
4iid the aniount of bfe»y be managed to seise "
H.di:ig places wen a necessary part of his
equipment, and the preference was given by
Beaito Hunito to ■:.<- ivc-ky island of Cocos, 11ft
■-t; Its -lofty -peak from the blue waters of the
J*.;c!fic. It is known that he concealed Sll 000 -
000 there, and bVf-r since his death by hie' own
taivii. aftor tha capture of bis vessel, frequent
itfejppt* bar* been made to find them. One
ri.-u: aio:>o. a !Ce«*roundlan4er named Keating
tfimiJ t).*! treasure cave, lie had learned th«
A«»erfct from on<> of the f>vo survivors of nonito'«
Ire* and went 'v.i. c to Coco.i, enriching hltnsclf
Or> Wfli occasion, but was unable, through fear
♦ -bis comt«*«ton»' cupidity, to carry off the
pr\zc. He died without fully revealing his secret,
hiough-hts •.;:» had tpent years in trying to
l-orm It from him. To her Keating "eft a poor
♦ Tan! cf a n'.^p and a j-tatenv?i;t. which he ad
j'iee 1 her "rot to-^nnti- to any man without first
cw#t-.i»jg from him f 1 0*}."
Thr-2t! v.-ho r:m»rn'r-fr words let fell by Kest
. ins hl'.tg* that the sistssn his widow received
waa false and rnlal sading; but she had sufficient
faith in it to make; despite her advanced years,
an expedition to •'.. os. She sailed in the Au
rora, with Captain Hulkett In command, m
1M»4: but i' xv:.- not a ;■! ni.i|i«'H ,voyoge._ Bad
v-rtither ' prevail.-.!, tuid uitlt' six plains on
board, all bent on U&sure seeking. it Is »carce-;
lv to be wondered 'at that harmony did not pre
vail. * The ■■•smallness of the boat unduly pro
longed the voyage, and before their return,
empty-handed, th« adventurers Buffeted many
hardships and were almost starved;
They • an • on trai •- of many predecessors in
the search,' • Only two years befer«- a man named
You Prenier had been th^re, . and spent tuts
greater part r»f Ms fortune In making excava
tions and ttinnellitifr th.v r.xks. but he found
nothing. Earlier still, In 1888, a German named
Gisslcr obtained •• concession and grant of land
rronj the Costa Uicau-govornlr.env and later was
made Governor of the Island; but, though he
spent the last sixteen year* on Cocos, a second
Robinson Crusoe, making 1 ceaseless. search, all
his efforts have been unavailing.— (Chambers s
Journal.- ■ ..' • --> — ' .._•-'•'-• •• •••
RODIN AND HIS MODELS. \
It has been said that.. TSschylus. drew men as
gods, that Sophocles drew men as they ought to
be. aiul Euripides men as they are. There
roughly you have the three stages that mark
the sculpture of the classical period, the lle
IX THE DINING SALOON OF MR. ARBUCKLE'S DEEP SEA HOTEL.
Mr. Arbuckle on the extreme left of the picture.
nnissance and modern days. The Ideal has
given place to the real. The old formulas of the :
Greeks must be cast" aside, but their sympathy, j
their spirit and their enthusiasm may all be re- !
tamed, and: above "all their persistence of study
and observation. M. Rodin has-fßiininred. up the
position in a few vivid phrases. •■ "I watch my "
model long and carefully; I never ask 4 him to ,
adopt a s.tudledrpqsp; 1 leave him free to range j
up and down. my studio like a horse at large, '
and I put down the;result of my- observation. rlt:
Is by patient study 'such a? this, by my method
of working; and never by imitation, that I have
(■ornetimee caught the spirit of the Greeks."
Read the above sentences, picture the model
ranging at will up and down the artist's studio,
and then you will understand M. Rodin's "John
the Baptist," that strange mixture of the clas
sic spirit and modern realism.- (Martin Hardie.
in Macmlllan's Magazine.
ENGLISH WIFE BEATERS.
It is true that at the present day there are I
few men ,eft who would beat their wives with
out the excuse of drink, but even if a man were
not responsible for being drunk, drunkenness,
when one looks closely into the matter, proves a
most Insufficient defence. If a man is com
pletely intoxicated he does not strike any one;
if he is "mad drunk" he does not care whom <
he kicks, a policeman on his beat or a sick !
baby in its cradle— but how often do men in i
this condition manage- to reach their homes? J
me average wife beater is never drunk enough ■
to have lost all power of distinguishing one per
son from another. Over and over again children
of varying a«. have told me, not with the de
sire to prove any particular point, but with the
disjointed Impartiality with u-liich most of their I
statements are made. "When father's drunk he
knocks mother -about shameful, but he never
hits u« a lick." Wives have told me with equal
.frequency, "He never lays a linger on the chil
dren not even when ho has the WOrSt of his
turns.
Now, if a rr-an if sober enough to distinguish
children, often children as tall as their mother,
from that unhappy person herself, why does he
irvHribhly „ choose her for his victim? Because I
■lie nyrs £ him? The women I mean bear
hnt^i nKI Ji2 Pc cv "ythlmf and call nothing |
but their children their own. Because his af- I
fection for the children is stronger? Not in !
hi e J^ a r St: >,? e mT y * reatl >' prefers his wife, 'but •
'f. m «,.♦ " humor on her because he knows
«v m f'^ XpOrl0 ", 00 that Bhe *«' regard it as >
rfr.n «Jl,?M ce 2 Ce ' Whllt ' l ° " lJUre olle Ot the <*«- i
• » *,)e, )e ""Pa^onable, "a thing as he'd
never hear thw j,- t st on "
! n legislation has done much for women and
i v 1 «ni ~ P " ° yf , rs •J nay do more A certain firm
' Londoto employing a large number of mar
i r-"t rV '»';,; J!i to Illiow them to enter the
. factor ■.!!•■ bearing any yim of ill treatment
; as men of the occasional wife beating type al
. most invariably strike at the head, and the \
* t en almost Invariably throw up the forearm.!
\ „"„"» r force of the blow - Injuries are |
usually of a conspicuous nature. A poor woman ;
; .Uv-ing in the tiiinxKliate neighborhood told me.
Its made a-kjght o difference. Men thinks I
twice before they gives their wife a black eye !
when if means a fortnight of her wages gone ■
. fnr nothing. "-^The- Contemporary Review.
AGE AND childhood.
Sh» stooped with serious eyes
! ' Wher* peace In shadow lay, .. I
p" ?»arch^a in jny /lightened <-yos, an;! smiled ' !
! . All fear away. ■
Pierced to ray 5 heart— my heart .|
| • All lajigruage-.ejFe forgot,
Caught all the secrets love to lov*
| " Refuses not. ■
; • Trembling, and dim. and weak.
s Took my ..cold. fd!e hand
That yearned, yet trembled t» receive
Her mute command.
j. Out of the duck a bird—
: A leaf from the tossing tree—
'■ Eyes in a fading mist of age
1 Summoning me."
| —(Walter de la Mare, in Blackwood's Magazine.
THE "RED VIRGIN" OF MONTMARTRE.
, Louise Michel was by nature emphatically a
Sister, of . Mercy, She belonged to that little
company of women to whom the Bight of a
! hungry face is a blow; to whom It i- as
i physical torture- to know thAt others are in
; pain. With her. as with nil of her kind, it was
a mutter of instinct to strive eagerly, passion
; fht/'.J 0 1 *]?"'* « uflerll >c- She gave away all
i that she had to the poor Again and again she
gave away the cloak from off her own back, the
uVZt It tr ?I?*£ tt her own '«" et - "Had she
: lived In the Middle Ages she would certainly
hate founded a new religious order," Herr
could doubt that she had in her the making
of an Ideal Little Sister of the Poor. Yes of a
Bt Theresa, too. For not only was she. A3
some one once said of h°r. "('abnegation- et le
devouemert Inearnes"; but she had a soul all
eg low with enthusiasm, with passionate love of
nature as well as of humanity; she had too
..that littls touch of genius which Is* so near akin
to mn.lr.ess. She was a. mystic, if ever there
was one, although ehe boasted herself a ma
fericlist. In on age less prosaic than this she
. would undoubtedly some of the poetry she
1 wrote clearly proves— have heard voices, Been
-;<!-»». At tho sam« tim« for her character
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. FEBRT AKY 10. 1005.
wafl the strangest of medleys— ohe was a perfect
viking In her love of a contest, a born lighter,
tho veriest ..knight errant. No cause was t".>
hopeless for her to espouse It, no crusade too
quixotic for h»-r to Join Its v :i;ks. If she saw
wrong being done, stand aside with folded hands
she could not; *oip must try to right it, even
though the only way !><• a "wild, wrong way."
Thia is a dangerous touch in a woman's char
acter, especially when, ax In this case, th*
woman lacks totally that all saving 'grace, a
sense of humor; jacks, too, another sense equal
ly precioux, common sense, again and fiKnln
In th t her life l-miis-- Michel went
astray; she did deeds which no one can justify;
speeches foj which no exeusi can be
found: but whenever she did go astray ;i waa
alwaya her craving !•> help th« helpless, to
rigli; the wrongs of those who ii.i<! no other
champion, that proved her will-o'-the-wisp.
And it i? thia that rendered her sudi a notable
character In this century of ours, and gave to
her life. so subtle a charm. In a world whore
seitishnp.ss is raVnpi nt, she knew not the mean
ing of the w.>r.i self— {Edith Sellers. In Fort
l.ightiy Review.
FLOATING HOrU SCHEME.
How the Arbuckle Plan of Philan
thropy, Works Practical! if.
jnhn Arbuckle'a "deep sea hotels" are rapidly
flJlinK tip with guests, and before the. coming of
gumnier there will probably be the full quota
of one hundred young women aboard the Jacob A.
Btamler, the tlagship of tho hotel tieet, and fifty
men aboard the smaller vessel, the John A. M'ise,
while Mr. Arbuckle's yacht will probably be
pressed into service. Just now the hotels are tied
hard and fast to the wharf at West 21st-st. Next j
summer they will, sail off down the Hudson and
out into th« bay every evening, returning In th« |
morning In time to enable the guests to go to their
work.
.Mr. Arbuckle explains the establishment of his
unique deep tea hotels In this way:
"l have for several summer seasons given a se
.rles.of free excursions that have been well patron
ize*. Uut after the Slocum disaster I said I would
never «iv. another excursion. A short time ago I
got t-> thinking that these three boats lying idle
might bo turned to account as hotels, where de
serving' young men and women might come and
live at greatly reduced cost. I believe i have the
.-.).> t reduced to a minimum. The young women
pay V) cents a day. or J2 80 a week, for board
and lodging, while the young men pay CO cents a
day. or 13 50 a week." ■ . ...
The thirty or mere young women now living on
the. Jacob A Stamier say they have found life
aboard the floating hotel in th* .short time they
have been there "just too dear for anything."
"It's bo quiet lure," said one young woman. "No
rattle and roar from the street, you know. in
: ummer it'll be just fine."
. "But how about the young men? "Won't they ob
i Ject to walking away down here?" Borne one asked
'Oh. dear, no! Why. my— l mean Mr.—
i you know who I mean. He does not seem to mind
i it a bit, and he comes every night, you know."
"Some of the boys don't have to walk very far."
volunteered another youns woman. "Just look
here." and, leading the way to a window of the
eosey little cabin, she pointed to a gangplank lead
ins from the Jacob A. Stamier across to the John
A. Wise, the men's boat, tied up alongside.
, "That distance ought not to discourage a fellow
really In earnest, ought it?" sho asked, and the
Insistent tone left room for only one answer.
"I heard Mr. Arbuckle is to gi\e a million to the
first couple married here," said one young ■woman.
"Wouldn't this be Just the sweetest place for a
wedding-," and she glanced about the little cabin.
% "But I don't like this 10 o'clock arrangement,"
j broke in another girl. "You see," she explained to
' the strangers In the group, "w« can receive our
j young gentleman friends here evenings, but they
have to go at 10 o'clock. They put the lights out
then."
"My. but you ought to see the way the girls
schema to get the corners. You see, we must re
ceive our friends In this room. The man who built
it didn't know his business; he made only four cor
ners. Why. Just think of It: last night Mr. Smith
(yes. that's his name. Smith) was late, and we
had to Bit out here right at this centre tablet i
j never, felt 'so sheepish In all my life."
A' tail, eilgnlned young woman left tha group in
I evident jlsgust at this point.
"She 1 « an old maW." "explained Mr. Smith's sweet- '
heart, "She used to sit at our table In the dining
room, and what do you think she did? You see.
Home of tho boys from tlio Wise cat with us now.
and she asked if she couldn't have a seat at a tame
where there were no young men."
Bat the young women aboard the Boating hotel
may not spend all their spare time In the entertain
meat of their friends. A3 a partial return lor the
b!« reduction in expenses afforded them the girls
make their beds and otherwise caw for their rooms.
while some of them assist in the dining room. Nor
must the Idea gain ground that the Arbuckle deep
sea hotels are places where all who wish may enter
by simply making application, and enjoy comfort
that otherwise would seel a pretty penny -»r-
Arbuckls has the reputation of being a shrewd
business man, "and they musn'l entertain the Idea
l am getting to be an easy mark." said he. The
fundamental idea ot his hotel scheme is to benefit
young men and young women who are receiving low
wage* and are striving to live respectable lives. Ho
says that his chief wish is to help deserving young
Women. -
"A young fellow can fight for himself and get
along some way." says Mr. Arbuckle. "but It is
different with a woman or girl confronted with th«
problem of keeping herself respectable while work
ing at low wages." Ana so, though each application
is made the subject of special investigation, none of
the girls aboard the Jacob A. Btamler are earning
more than $10 a week, while the wages of some run
as low as J5 a week. To such the charge of $2 80 a
week for board and room is a godsend.
The floating hotel Is unique among hostleries.
There are no clanking elevators, no sleepy bellboys
to be aroused by the cry of "Front" when a patron
enters, and no "bid" is made for "transient trade."
But the "service" is remarkably • good when tho
low charge is considered. The ship is steam heated
ON THE GANGWAY OF MR. ARBUCKLE'S DEEP SEA HOTEL.
throughout, and Is kept scrupulously clean.
Tho cuisine, if not elaborate. Is wholesome.
Soup and beef, with vegetables, figure large
ly on tha bill of fare on weekdays, and
on Sundays turkey and other treats are substi
tuted. Nor are cake and pies left off the bill at the
deep sea hotels Just because the board is low.
Tho dining room is prettily fitted up, and when
filled with tho hotel's merry patrons. It presents
an animated picture. In the cabin there Is plenty
of good literature; also the newspapers and maga
zines of the day. Appropriate mottoes and quota
tions are conspicuously displayed. One of them
reads this way:
They laiß about a woman* aphare,
As though It had a limit;
There's not a plac« on earth or neav«n>
There's not a task to mankind given
There ■ not a blessing or a woe.
There's not a whisper, "Tea" or "No^j
There not a life, death or birth."
There's not a feat hern eight of worth.
Without a woman In it.
There is a piano aboard the floating hotel, and
nearly every evening the girls have a "sing." On
Sunday afternoons Mr. Arbuckle himself plays
while the girls sing. Games are played, and In
various ways the winter evenings are passed pleas
antly. But the girls are looking forward anxiously
to the coming of summer, and the trips the hotel
fleet will make to Coney Island, down the Bay and
up the Hudson, anywhere to get away from the
heat and din of the city. Already they are prac
tising nautical terms, and trying not to ccream
when the gangway sways a little under them.
" Anyhow, I Know the lee rail from the bowsprit."
declared one young woman, "and this wind," she
added, # "if it keeps up. will blow up a regular nor
fctlSttl*.
"We'll, shiver my timbers! You are getting on."
declared another pert miss. "Why, when she came
here she wanud to know if we ever got seasick 1
Think of it! Beasiekl And this Bhti> is tied up so
tielit she aches.
•Boxing the compass must be great fun don't
you think?" asked a very young girl
"But. \my dear, I'm sure Mr - Arbuckle won't al
low such rough sport." protested a sedate maiden
of many summeis. "You know what was said
about playing cards the other night"
fr9« a wUc* '" urle » enjoyed by the young women
from which the young men are prohibited Is the
frte use of a 'bus running from the ferr* at th«
oFwe«^.t-.t? " St - to th h°lelh ° lel ■V« ry the t
„ The girls aboard the ship are now trying to fig
ure out how much one woman would have paid for
her board and lodging had her offer to^aboard
with her sewing machine and do the acwinator
the plrls been accepted. »»-»vins ior
Could the Jacob A. Stamier see herself as othera
see her. the sturdy hotel ship would doubtless be
tempted to "cut up" and act terribly. Year, aw
when sailing vessels were In their prime the Stafni
tar piled between Havre, France, and this nort-
LnttT she went Into the China trade, and she still
beers the scars of more thnn one raid -nade upon
her by th« pirates of the China BoqT After .uch^a
•tremiouß existence to be freighted with femininity
an.! be carefully floated out a few miles from
shore and back again may h* & striking lllustm;
tlon. of the peaceful tendsi m t the times, batlt
jVc^rgiaml^^^U^'^ ° th " 3M W
CATCHING 4IBHUACKS.
Sport A /forded hy This Fish- at
Palm Beach, Fl*.
Palm Beach. Kla.. Feb. IS (Special).-Tho fl^her
men v this resort have decided to hold an amber
jack fishing tournament, and ■ considerable sum
of money has been raised to purchase fine cups ana
trophies. There will be a huge silver cup for the
biggest amberjack. a valuable prize for the most
"lacks- caught In the course of the tournament
and a booby prize for the smallest amberjacK. as
well as other prizes. Fully a hundred n.ihermen
will enter the contest, including several prominent
Yorkers.
Elaborate rules to govern the amberjack tourna
ment are being drawn up by a committee, which
meets at The Breakers each afternoon. The time
of this committee is very much divided up. or. the
tournament rules would have been ready by now.
The committee works Industriously on the rules for
fifteen minutes; then some one buys a drink. That
get* them started telling fish stories, and one
brings out another, until the afternoon had dwin
dled, as well as tho visible supply of liquor.
The committee landed one rule yesterday— a mas
terpiece of a rule, of which every member is proud.
It reads: "If a fisherman who has entered the con
test in. the manner already prescribed should hook
an amberjack. and. In spite of the use of all
strength and diligence In killing and landing him.
! a portion of said amberjack should be snapped off
! by a shark, the por~on remaining on the hook may
I be preserved until the end of the contest. If within
' that time the man to whom the amberjack rem
i nant belongs shall catch said shark, and the miss
ing portion of amberjack bo recovered, the fisher
man will be given full credit for the flsh."
This rule Is the result of an experience which
Charles F. Bingham. of Buffalo, had a few day*
ago. lie hooked an enormous "jack" and fought
him ' skilfully for thirty-five minutes. He was
working him In shore, where a negro was waiting
to gaff him. when a big hammerhead shark slipped
in. and with one snap gulped down two-thirds of
the flsh. From the size of the portion which re
mained on the hook, the amberjack was one of the
largest ever caught here. • Since this "disaster" Mr.
Bingham has been fishing industriously for that
hammerhead. He has caught half a dozen, but so
far has found no trace of the missing amberjack
portion.
The Palm Beach amberjack record has already
been broken this year by John B. Caldweil. of New-
York, who landed a ninety-two pound Safe a Mi
days ago. The bis fellow was hooked off the
Breakers' pier, a steel structure, which extends
come 1,200 feet into the ocean just north o:' the
bathing beach. Caldwell used a short, stout, bam
boo pole and had a lively blue runner for bait
The ninety-two pounder was evidently fresh and
put up a most stubborn light. Again and again he
made for the open sea. running out many yards
of line, only to be drawn back the minute he let
up on his expre* train gait. Caldwell finally wore
him out, but a landing could not be effected until
the great "jack" was nearly dead.
In the memory of the oldest beachman there has
not been a year In which "jacks" were so plentiful
or so large as this year. The beach has the fish
ing craze with a vengeance, and even the golf links
are deserted for the pier in the morning, when
the best fishing is had. Men who have never fished
before get the fever. The old amberjack guard
frown on the newcomers who are crowding thelf
pier and Initiate them In a fashion more or less
severe.
Frank P. Holran, a member of a Xew-Tork Stock
Exchange firm, has one of the worst attacks of
amberjackltls yet developed. He wai dered out on
the. pier the other morning, declaring that he would
give a $50 bill If be could eaten a big amberjack.
"Take a try at It with my rod." said Bingham,
from Buffalo, v.ho can beat the natives catching
amberjack.
The broker had hardly seized tha rod when ha
gave a shout. Jumped about a foot, and began to
wind the reel frantically. ...
"I've got a bite, a bite, a bite!" he cried. There
was great excitement among the crowd.
"You've got a whale, mlatah." declared a negro
who was peering down Into the sea. and soon all
could make out a huge "Jack."
Mr. Holran was much surprised that tha "Jack"
did not make a longer fight, for the gaffmen were
able to hook and draw the "Jack" ashore within five
minutes. He did not let this worry him, however,
but sent for a photographer and had himself and
the fish photographed together In several poses.
Then he made for the cafe of the Royal Polnclana.
and for an hour his boasting rose above tha chatter
and the tinkling of glasses.
"I guess I'm not the goods." he declared.' "Too
old sea dogs hang around the pier all morning and
never get a bite. 1 come along straight from Wall
st. and hook the biggest flsh of the season. Know
how much he weighed? Just sixty-seven and a
quarter pounds. I'm going to send those photo
graphs north, for photographs don't lie. even if
fishermen do."
The hotel colony ail knew about Mr. Holran's
great catch, before luncheon was over, and It was
not until late in tho afternoon that the true story
came out.
When a good sized amberjack Is securely hooked
the old fishermen play him as lons as there is any
fight m him for the purpose of attracting others
of his kind. This particular "Jack" had been hooked
about two hours before Holran reached the pier.
The araberjack crowd saw him coming, knew his
anxiety to make a killing, and everybody had a
tip to get excited when he found there was some
thing on the line. The "Jack" was all but deud. and
a .Wealthy six-year-old pickaninny could have land
ed him as well aa the sturdy broker.
The broker was about the only man In Palm
Beach who did not know the true story of the
catch, He repeated his version many times thai
night, and it was not until the next msrnlng thai
the sad truth was broken to him. Invitations are
out for a champagne dinner at his expenae ami
they will break as many bottles aa there 'were
pounds to his amberjack.
A Nassau negro named Tomo. who a year or so
ago was the hero of the most remarkable amber-
Jack Incident since the pier was built has >-„
peared on the pier, and startling ewimnUng Teats
u»ay b» expected at ai v lime, he showed up yes?
well worn frock coat, •tripod flannel
trousers and a pair of caa-oa fcdioom aihiwrt
His woolly head was decorated with a black W?"
wester, and he had forgotten a shirt. Ono of thJ
•"Sato' a*"* 'oW the following story* of the
ffi^i.; : • :,.^«
•There «v « croTvd on th« pier on* mornln*
Ashing for amberjaeks. when we mads out a bis*
fellow swimming slowly along urxW the water
He was lazy or worn out with much swimming, fa
he paid no attention to any of the baited hooka' in
his vicinity. For Or* mlnut*-* he hum; around th«
hook of a man from Philadelphia, flirting with th
sailor's choice' with which It was baited, but ntv'e
nibMlng. The PWladelpblan becaaM exrttwL
" 'I'd give 8* to hook that big fellow" h* cried.
" 'Does you mean «Ut. mlstahr demanded Tomo
who was standing near by. '
•^•Certainly I mean it. he declared, woadsrtaa
how his offer interested th« n«cro. *
"Tb«> Na«tD roan threw off moat of his ctaihe*
and dived into th* ocean. Th* nah dodged to th«
right at the splash which followed tie n«g.-o's dive
but did not move very far. The negro cam* cti
sputtering in half a minute.
" 'Where am dat Huh?" h« cried.
"The new position of the monster Mack' w-u
pointed out tor htm. and the fellow dived again. T^t
water was a» clear aa It is to-day, and we couid
Hem him moving swiftly under water. Ha nettled
down on that 'jack' in th© most skilful manner
Imaginable. ll* got the big fellow firmly by t>v»
gill* and tucked him under one arm.
•'XV* could nee the fish flghtins wildly to pet awn
and the negro's struggles to reach th» surface rim
finally succeeded. -. * *
" 'Where am dat Ihier he demanded, after -h»
liad taken a couple of long breath*. The Une of
the Philadelphia man was Indicated. Ho <live<j *
third time, nelzrd the hook. and fastened It I'-nl»
'.n the mouth of the Gab. -^mij
" "Where am my money'" was th*» Brat thins ha
asked on reaching the »urface again.
"He swam in through th* breakers, and was oat
on the pier before the fisherman had landed •».•
'jack' so strangely hooked. Tomo got his CO and
more bMld-s. for we took up a collection for'^r-
It the 'Jack* had not been tired It would have Sea
impossible for the negro to have secured a cr!o on
him. but he was not dead by any means as »h«
', flght ho put up after beta; hooked demonstrated. 7
ATLANTIC CITY AFFAIRS.
An Old Fashioned Winter at the
Seaside— Cold Work Bathing '
j Atlantic City. N. J.. Feb. IS (Special).— Even th»
i "oldest resident" will have nothing over v ..tch
to complain when the days: of winter shall hairs
given place to the pleasant weather of spring
( and the buda and flowers burst forth. Us wi;\
: have no room in which to comment on the laoi
|of cold weather. This has been "old fashioned"*
! enough to suit the moat fastidious lover cf cold
! weather. It has been so cold that there ha*
■ been skating on the Thoroughfare, a thin; wlrJc.i
rarely occurs In this part of the country, and
certainly snow enough to last for the next ten
or twenty years. It has been one of tlie reai
: "old fashioned" winters here, and there has
been Ice and snow in such quantities as bar*
! not been seen for the last ten years. But in. apiw
of the cold and the snow, and- sometimes th*
rain and the sleet, the fc»ach front ho-. which
have remained open all winter ha.ye been enjoy
ing a season of. unusual prosperity. People have
been coming here through the whole of the j
winter thus far, and last week, over Lincoln's '
Birthday, there were so many applications for
accommodations that many of the larger hotel*
were filled to overflowing and some guests were
turned away because of the lack of rooms. This
proved a good thing for several of the smaller
hotels on the cross avenues, for the overflow
stayed there. The trains from New-York to
Atlantic City have been running with long trains
of parlor and day coaches, and often they have
been obliged to run a train in two sections
1 because of the heavy travel. This i.i eqnally
' true of both the Pennsylvania and Beading rail
roads. The hotel men are p!ea3ed with the out •:
look for. "Washington's Birthday and the rest ot
the spring;. Easter coming late this year, i;
Is beloved by the hotel BBS*, will mnk» a vast
difference in the size of the crowd that will ba
here. Many of. the houses that are now closed
are making preparations to open the latter part
of next month In order to be ready for the
■Easter visitors.
• It Is said that there Is nothing la the world
that will bar a woman's curiosity, and there Is
no lengths- to which woman will not go In order
,to ? satisfy that curiosity. And that was la %
measure- proved true this week when a " "
fair New- Yorker stopping at the Hotel
Wiltshire wanted to satisfy her curiosity a best
a winter dip in the ocean. Mrs. Alice SmaU
cams' to Atlantic City last Monday from
1 Gotham. The beach was covered with tea an*
■now. The subject of winter bathing arose ■£
the dinner table, and Mrs. Small said ehe would
like to know Just what it felt Ilk* to take %
plunge In the water In the middle of tha
j cold season. She made up her mind at th»
meal hour that she would try it the next mora-
I ing. and accordingly on Tuesday morning Mrs.
Small, accompanied by two or three other
women from the hotel, went to a bath house.
secured a suit, and In a few minutes ah* was
i out on the beach, picking her way among the
: Ice and snow Coward the water's edge. SH»
; walked In bravely and plunged through a f
I breaker, and arose with a smile, but with chat
tering teeth. She stayed In the water about
four minutes, however, and then ran to her
bathhouse. She came out a littla later with
cheeks aglow, and said she really enjoyed It
But she has not tried It the second time.
The ordinance which was recently Introduced !n
the City Council for the widening of the board
walk between Maryland and Illinois ayes. has
been passed* and has received the signature of
the Mayor. The city engineer la now drawing
the plans for the work, and it Is expect -d that
It will be started in the course of a few days.
A large force of men will bo placed on the Job
In order that the work may be completed *»
i soon as possible, and perhaps It will be ready
for the use of the Easter visitors. The walk be
tween the avenues named will be sixty feet wide.
This Is always the part of the esplanade that Is
the most crowded during the summer, and the
extra width will. It la believed, relieve tha con
gestion.
W. C. McDantel and A. J. Hover, president ana
I secretary, respectively, of the Atlantic City
I Musical Association, are making efforts to'-j
capture the convention of the American Federa
tion of Musicians for the year 190& Tha con
vention will be held to Detroit this year.
The library trustees have a scheme on toot
[to show the advancement which Atlantic City
j will make In the future In the tine of hotels.
I They have set off a corner of ths library which
j they have called the historical section, and la*
I this win be filed all the booklets and pamphlets
, of Atlantic City hotels and the various msao
j cards that are used from time to time.
Through a recent deal New- York capitalist*
| have coma into the possession of Rutgers £■*
| one of the larger hotels in the Chelsea suertse
, It was taken over by them In part payment for *•
large apartment house in New-York City, wbica
was purchased by the former owners of the las*
The property Is valued at about $75,000.
One of the prominent visitors at tha sior» i
Just now Is General John A. Haideman. of Loot*
vllle. Ky. The general Is an every later visitor'
in Atlantic City. He has represented his SUt»
In both branches of the State legislature. *&*
las also been honored with appointments £*
foreign service. He was American Consul I
Bangkok. 81am; was later made Consul General
and. in 1886, was resident Minister to Slam. K».
has received decorations from the Kings of Slam
and Cambodia and the French government far
services to civilization in the Far East. He gave ■
a little dinner party this week to Major Water*
bury, of the United State* Army.
Atlantic City hotel men have organized ;*.'
branch of the National Hotel Men* Mutual
Benefit Association, and they are now ■***
paring to take care of th« big ceaventlea
of the association, which will to* b<*".d her*
the early part of Juno, Samuel 9. f*o»#j«i
of the Hotel Wiltshire, has been chosen a* «*•
president of the organisation, which Inch-Sea
the proprietors of all the large hotels on «"**
Island. The coning convention will •"•J*V** 1 - "v
is expected that about fifteen hundred b°tej *»■:" •
from ill parts of the United State* « B (L!? i witli
win be in attendance, and this number. ww»
their wives and families, will assre*at» *£r d
where in the neighborhood cf thr«« tnousw ,
persons. The Hotel Chalfont* will b* the S«»£ t «
headquarters of tha convention, -but tae b
win distributed »mons all the otts«r hOUJ«~

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