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used to being waifed upon. Those
who work for them, live with
them until they are past service
and then are pensioned. At the
Sagamore Hill Home most of the
service is performed by colored
people, who simply adore its mis
tress and well they may, as she
is as careful of their rights as of
In my recent visit there I left
my coat upstairs and when I was
leaving, Mrs. Roosevelt said, as
quite a matter of course:
"Ethel, go up and get Mrs.
In a moment Miss Ethel was
helping me on with the wrap. It's
a very little incident, but it points
to the 'simplicity and sincere hos
pitality of the Roosevelt family
and the absolute democratic spirit
which prevails among them. Mrs.
Roosevelt never speaks of the
"plain" people nor the "common"
people, but you feel when talking
to her that you and she are one
with all the great human family.
Highly educated, she was able,
while in the white house, to con-'
verse with a number of our for
eign ministers and ambassadors
in their own language on topics
which appealed to them most, yet
the plain things of life appeal to
her quite as much. While I was
in Oyster Bay I was told of a dis
cussion between Mrs. Roosevelt
vand another woman on the ques
tion of apple pie and cream and
the way to serve it.
If it were possible a glance
over Mrs. Roosevelt's menus for
p week, would be a lesson in
domestic economy. The food
"which is brought "to Tier table is
of her own choosing ana ner
meals are always ordered in ref-j.
erence to the perfect combination
of food values, although they
must also appeal to the eye as well
as to the palate.
In the big living room at "Saga
more Hill is a. magnificent pair of
elephant's tusks. The tips reach
much above the head of the or
dinary person. On the landing
which leads to this room, a some
what smaller pair, though still
above average size, are placed.
An admirer of the colonel's noted
the larger ones and said :
"I suppose these are examples
of Col. Roosevelt's prowess as a
hunter?" and Mrs. Roosevelt an
swered, as her face lighted up
with a mischievous smile: "No;
those were given to him, but we
keep them there to show him thajt
there are men in the world whp
can accomplish greater things
than he. The ones on the landing
belonged to an animal which he
KILLED BY CONVICTS? .,
Craig, Col., Oct 19. Body of
Michael Flynn, rancher, riddled
with bullets, found in mountains
near notorious Hole-in-the-Wall
country of Wyoming.
Believed that Flynn was shot,
and killed by convicts who esj
caped from Rawlihs, Wyo., pen
last Sunday. All bullet wounds
were in his back.
Flynn left home for Vernal,
Utah, yesterday, with wagon an$
supplies. His team and provisions