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: The Making of a Successful Cartoon Outlined, with Pictures..
What the Theaters are Offering in a Joke Way, with Pictures.
Commercial Training in Schools, Considered by Experts..
A Novelty in Romance Illustration, See Page 10.
i Edison's Latest Idea Is a Marvel. .
The Sunday Republic's Camera in Little Italy. j
Julia Marlowe's Newest Picture..
Miss Armstrong's Paris Sketches Show the Headdress that Is to
-.., Wr "' Be In the Fashion.
The Fattest Girl in the West, Pictured.,
The Story of the Elections Invaluable to Preserve.
An Inviting September Outing, with Pictures..
West Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate's Specialties
are Fiddling and Housework.
The Judge is J. versatile mac, and all his versatility is
employed in bis canvass.
11 IliniX TOR THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC.
' " Jairt John D. Holt, Democratic candidate for Governor
of West Virginia. Is making a cam-ass, tho like of which has
never been heard of In that country. The Judge la a versa
tile man and all his versatility U employed In hl3 canvass.
The strongest point In the repertoire of the Judge I3 hU
ability as a fiddler. He Is not a high-class violinist, and per
haps It Is Just as tvcII that he Is not. But he can play
quadrilles and waltzes and reels and two-steps to the cntlro
satisfaction of the young people In the country districts. Good
fiddlers thoso who can keep time from sundown to sunup
are not found everywhere in country districts In West Vir
ginia or elsewhere, and whenever Judge Holt reaches a com
munity on his canvassing tour he Is at .once called upon to
furnish the music for an Impromptu ball. He never refuses
to comply, and In his wake It may be said that there Is al
ways a "milky way" of tender recollections of a most glori
ous night with the "light, fantastic toe."
Of course, his fiddling canvass is not the first one; Gov
ernor Bob Taylor of Tennesse established a precedent In that
line some years ago. But Governor Bob never had the versa
tility that Is Judge Holt's. Tho Judge does not seem to be
paying so very much attention to tho men folks In his cam
paigning; he appears to think that if he can get the women
to favor him they will attend to tho men. So he Is doing
most of his canvassing among the women.
Judge Holt Is a good cook and a good hand at all kinds
of housework. The first thing he does when be sets to u
farmhouse is to make friends with the lady of the house. On
one occasion ho did this by taking care of tho baby, who was
kicking and squalllns in Its crib. The mother couU do noth
ing with the youngster, but the Judge got It quiet in five min
utes by cooing to It. At another place he made the best
blackberry roll that had ever been made In that part of the
country, and gained fame and friends thereby. At another
place he peeled the potatoes while tho housewife did the oth
er necessary work, At another place he swept the rooms
while the lady of the house prepared tho dinner. Ho has even
been known to help In the family mending, ard to do It In a
way that was beyond criticism even from the envious and
critical neighbors of tho favcred housewife.
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SUES FOR GOURTSHIP EXPENSES.
Jilte d Lover Is Met With an Offset in the Shape of
Big Bill for Kisses.
Mary's bill is fcr the kissts sh: gave him and are
assessed at 51.00 each.
WRITTEN ron TIIE SUNPAY EEI'l'IlLIC.
Frank Senovltz. jilted by his sweetheart, Sophie Scraphln,
because he appended to his proposal of marriage a statement
that ho did not know any one rise that wanted to marry her,
has a bill he would like to collect. In it Sophie is named as
debtor, but she says she will never pay. Furthermore, sho
avers that If ho ever presents tho bill again sho will present
one against him that will be several times as large.
Frank's bill Is for such Items as car fare. Ice cream, choc
olates, postage stamps, shoe blacking, tintypes, bouquets and
soda water, all bought as incidents of his courtship, and tho
total amount Is J31C for his courtship extended over three
years. Mary's bill Is for tho kisses she gave him, and as
sessed at $1 each. Her lawyer, sho says, advises that she can
recover the whole sum In an action at law.
Sophie lives near liranford. Pa. Frank lives In the same
county. The girl Is 23 years old and pretty. The man 13 K.
and will be successful In business If copy-book precepts tell
the truth. They met three years ago last June, and from
that time until a few weiks ago Frank called on Sophie once
every week. As is indicated by Ills memorandum bonk, each
trip cost him 40 cents in car fare, and the fact that he paid
out so much money every week indicated to those who knew
him that he was not simply In love h- was Infatuated. Oth
erwise, they argued, he would not have separated himself
from so much money with such regularity.
Sophie was willing to marry Frank, although she now says
he had certain peculiarities that did not favorably Impress
her such, for Instance, as lingering at tho soda-water coun
ter while he made an entry in his account book, and esti
mating In dollars the value of the silvery moon when Sophie
had made sentimental reference to it. But when Frank asked
her to marry him ho made the mistake of adding to his pro
posal the statement that he did not know of anybody else
who wanted to marry her. Then she curtly told him she did
not know anybody that wanted to marry him.
Frank called on her once more. He asked for a final an
swer, and when ho got It presented his bill. Sophie consulted
o lawyer and then prepared her own bill. She declares it Is
much larger than Frank's, and that she has a much better
chance of collecting It.
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SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 9. 1900.
SPIRITS HELP HIM IN HIS WORK.
Chicago River Captain Tells Wonderful Stories of
' There are any number of others who talk to me oil
friends who have been dead many years.
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WRITTEN FOR Tim SUNDAY ItEI'UnLlC.
Captain Louis Groh of the OMc.igj Ttlvcr tugboat O. B.
Green declares that the greatest aids he has in the conduct
of his boat Is the advice of the spirits of his dead friends and
"In the first place," he declares, "I am a Spiritualist', and
I don't see how I could well help being one. as I have seen so
many spirits yes, and so many of them have talked to me
and helped rae. My uncle Is one of these. He has been dead
a number of years. On one occasion J was at home. In bed
and asleep. Something awoke me and told me that I wa3
wanted. I went to the door, but all I saw was a shadowy
form rapidly retreating. I went back to bed, but In a few
minutes a man came to the door and, calling me. told me to
hurry to the river; that I and my tug were needed. Later
my uncle's spirit appeared to me and told me It was he who
first called me.
"I was visited one day by John Erlcson. I did not know
him nt first, for I had not seen him sinco he was kilted. In
1&M. In a minute, however, I recognized him.
" "I'm going to find the wreck of the Chlcora for you. he
"Erlcson was a fireman on the tug T. T. Morford. and eras
killed when the boiler of that vessel exploded. In ISM. The
Chlcora left Milwaukee for St. Joseph In January, 1S9;, sinco
which time she has not been heard of. Erlcson told me ho
would return later and show me where she had sunk by
pointing out tho place on the chart. 'Hut If you pass over
tho spot before that time I will strike you with a chill so you
may recognize the place." he added.
"There nre any number of others who talk to me oli
friends who have been dead many cars. They give me won
derful assistance in my work, and some are going to help me
find the Chlcora, That will bo a great thing when It hap
pens, for all river men and lake men have been looking for
tho wreck of that vessel for moro than five years."
Captain Groh claims that he and his wifo frequently com
municate with each other through the spirits, which so out
into the ri'er or lake nnd find him for her, or go to Captain
Groh's home and consult her for him.
THE END OF
SLAVE TO ILLUMINATING GAS.
Man "Who Declares It Is a Better Stimulant Than
Drugs or Liquor.
He did not respond to treatmen', and physicians di;- i "And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit uct) Jerusalem, I
covered that he was surreptitiously taking gss. J not knowing the things that shall befall tre there.' t
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written ron Tiin Sunday republic.
San Francisco physi3tans a.rc studying the most rcmarkr.
blo drunkard that has ever come under their observation. His
name is William A. Asbcll and he Is a confirmed and cunnlny
slave to illuminating gas.
Asbell declares gas Is a better Intoxicant than liquor, and
a better "dope" than ether, morphine, opium or cocaine. He
Is hopelessly enslaved by the habit, and will lie, ital or re
sort to any trick for a chance to place his mouth over a gas
Jet, turn the knob and fill his lungs with the fumes. Physi
cians say the stuff will certainly kill him.
Asbell says the sensations that follow an Inhalation of
gas are far more pleasant than those following the taking of
a dose of any drug. "You feel as if you were floating In air."
he says. "But It gives you a terrible cough. It catches mo
In tho chest sometimes, and then I have to suffer. Yet that
passes away after a time. Gas ha3 pretty nearly the same
effect as ether, except that when ycu take ether you feel as
If you were choking. With gas you do not feel that way.
When you He down after taking gas there are dreams beau
tiful dreams-that lift you away from the earth, away from
pain, to the very gates of paradise. Of course, when you
wake up you feel bad, and especially about the chest. But a
depressing feeling follows the use of any good drug. I don't
care-for any of the drugs that physicians give to kilt pain, so
long as I can get a breath of gas now and then. They say tt
will kill me some time. What If it does? Ufe Isn't much any
how, and If I can't have gas when I want it I would as soon
dlo and get out of the way They say I will take too much
some time. I am not afraid. Perhaps I will take too much,
but what would be a happier death than to float away from
pain and trouble upon tho delli?htiul dream-producing fumes
of gas? Bah' They can't frighten me!"
Asbell has been a railroad man. nnd his slavery to the gas
habit was discovered while he was In a rallrcad hospital. He
did not respond to treatment and phystclans discovered that
he was surreptitiously taking gas. They tried to break him
of It. but could not. and sent him from the hospital. Now ha
Is at the City and County Hospital, and. In spite of nil warn
ings and alt precautions, slips to a gas jet two or three times
a day and inhales a large quantity of the Stuff. He immedi
ately falls Into a sleep of several hours.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DIARY KEPT BY STARVING MAN.
Tells of the Terrible Distress in a Winter-Locked
Camp in the Klondike.
written ron Tin: sunday republic.
These were the last words of a starving man, written oa
the leaf of a Bible and across some verses' In Acts:
"I have given up all hopes of living. My legs are so weak
that they cannot support my body. I am a skeleton."
They complete the last entry In the diary of starving,
freezing Henry A. Weyrlch of Los Angeles. Cal.. who died
In the Klondike after attempting vainly to live through the
terrible winter there In the hope of getting gold In the
Weyrlch and his companion. A. I Domlny, went out from
Los Angeles together. They did not find pay dirt, but kept
on farther and farther Into the deadly country until winter
caught them and held them In Its fatal grip. For a long
time they lived on pine martins, Fquirrels, weasels and the
tips of willow buds. Weyrlch told of It all In his diary the
leaves of a Spanish-American Bible:
"January 1, Camp Winter Quarters We had two good
meals to-day. Domlny baked pancakes, using the last of our
citric acid. He greased the spider with a bit of sterlc acid can
dle. I cooked dried apples. For dinner we had vegetable!, flour
mush and a spoonful of pea meal our last. For supper wo
ate dried apples. Domlny went hunting. Saw tracks of
moose, but could not get to them. I stayed at camp and cut
up a big log of wood."
"January 6 Too weak to go hunting. Cooked one spoon
ful of rice, one of flour, one of vegetables, one leg of squir
rel." "January 8 Domlny saw moose on opposite mountain, but
too weak to go after It. We are eating buds of willow. W
are getting weaker fast and cannot hold out many days
"January 1(-Blce all gone. No living thing moving."
"January 11 Flour all gone. No sign of moose or any
The last entry was on January 15, and one verse of Acta,
over which It was written. Is:
"And now, behold. I go bound In the spirit unto Jerusa
lem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there."
Weyrlch died two days later. Domlny lived alono two
months, when he was rescued. He brought the diary noma to
his frlend'a frmllj,
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