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TUE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY 13. 1002.
GOVERNOR STEWART'S CAMPAIGN IN MISSOURI. By Alfred Henry Lewis.
THIS DISTILLERY IS THE MOST
BITTER PLACE IN THE WORLD.
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VmiTTEN FOR THE SUNDAT ItETCBUC.
"Thar's mighty little pol'tlcs gets broolted
about Wolfville," replied the Old Cattleman
In answer to a Question of mine, "an I ain't
none short but It's as well. The camp's
michty likely a heap peacefuler as a coxn
moonlty. Shore. Colonel Green dlscuses
pol'tlcs In that Coyote paper he conducts.
but none of It's nearer than W ashln ton.
an' It all seems so plumb dreamy an' far
eft that, while It's lnterestln'. It can't be
regyarded as replete of the harrowln' ex
citement that sedooces a public from Its I
nacheral rest an' causes It to set up nights ,
an' howl. j
"Hummagln my mem'ry. I never does'
hear any pol'tlcs talked local but once, an
that's by Dan Boggs. It's when th Colo-'
nel asks Dan to what party he adheres in '
principle for thar ain't no real phor
enough party lurkin' about In Arlzom ;
much. It beln' a Territory that a-way an' j
michty busy over enterprises more calc'lat-j
ed to pay an' Dan retorts that he's hooked f
Tip with no outflt none as yet, but N ready ,
i j far as pentlmtnt Is Involved to go but
tin' Into the first organization that'll cheap-
en nose-paint. 'Umlnate ipllts as a resk In
faro bank an rale the price of beef. Fur-!
ther than them tenets, Dan allows he ain't i
cot no principles.
"That evenln' when we're settln round.
Old Man Enrlght collects the threads of I
discourse on speaks of pol'tlcs of the Ions '
ago when he's a strlplin" yooth back Easti
thar In the States.
1 T rvmf StMttiesSes UTimlUS Of DOl'tiCB t
an' party strife neither,' says Enrlght. J
broodln" over his Valley Tan like he's try-;
In' to recollect. In Tennessee when I'm a!
child every gent has been brought up a'
Andy Jackson man, an so contlnyoos long
after that heroic captain Is petered. As
you-all can Imagine, pol'tlcs onder Fech con
ditions goes all one way. like the currents
of the Cumberland. Thars no bicker, no
strife, simply a vast Andy Jackson yooni
formitv. " "The few years I puts In about Arkan
nv ain't much different. leastwise we-all
don't have Issues; an" what contests does
arise Is gen'rally personal an' of the kind
where two gents enjoys a J'int debate with
bowies or Bhows each other how wrong
they be with a gun. An" while pol'tlcs of
the variety I ceescrlbes Is thrillin', your
caution rather than your Intellects gets ap
pealed to. while feuds Is more apt to be
their frootes than any drawln' of regMar
party lines.
" "Wherefore I may say It's only doorln
the one year I abides In Missouri when I ex
periences troo pol'tlcs played with Issues,
candidates, mass meetln's, barbecues an'
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the game's complete par'feroalia from deal
box to check rack.
'"For miie'f. my part Is not rpectacoo
lar, beln' I'm new an" raw an" young; but I
looks on with zest, an while I don't tit a
hercoolean heger in the riot. I shore saveys
as much about what's goln' on as tin- li-st
posted gent between the Ozarks an the
Iowa line.
' 'What you-all ml:ht consider as the
better element is painted up to beat old
Gov"nor Stewart, who's out slashln about
demandjrt' re-election for a second term.
The better element says Stewart drinks.
An this accoosatlon Is doubtless trco a
whole lot. for I'm witness msef to the fol
lowing colloquy which takes place between
Stewart an a Jack-Iaig doctor lie crosses
up with in St. Joe. Stewart's Jest coma
forth from the tavern, an beln' on a Joobi
lee the cvenin before- Is lookin' an mighty
likely leelin" -ome seedy.
Doc." says Stewart, opcnln' his mouth
as wide as a oung raven, an' then shutlln'
It az'in so's to cuntinjoo his remarks, "Doc.
I wish you'd petr into this funnel of mine."
Then he opens his mouth aj'ln in the same
egreegious v.aj. while tins scientist ad-cies-.ed
wouls about tharin with his eje
I.lenty owley. At last the doctor shows
symptom of iicin' ready to report.
Which I d-jn't note notixln' onusual.
Gov'nor, about that mouth." tars the doc
tor, "except jl's a Leap voloomlnous."
Don't you discern no signs or signal
smokes of any foreign bodies r sas Stew
art, a bit pettish, same as if he can't 011
derstand seen blindness.
None whatever!" observes the Doc.
' "It's shcre strange," retorts Stewart,
still In bis complalmn' tones; "thar's 300
niggers, a brick house, an' a thousand
acres of bottom land gone down that throat
an" I sort o' reckons tome of 'em would
have showed."
" That's tho trouble with Stewart from,
the immacyoolate standp'lnt of the better
classes; they says he ov erdrinks. But w hilo
It's convincln' to sooperior folks an ones
who's goin to churches an" makin a spe
shulty of religion. It don't act to scp'rate
Stewart from the warm affections of the
rooder masses the cattish an" quinine aris
tocracy that dwells along the Missouri; an'
they're out for him to the last sport.
" ' "Suppose the old Gov'nor docs drink."
says one. "what difference does that make?
Now, If he's goin' to try sootes of law la
co't. or assoome a pulpit pressure as a
preacher. thard be something In the bluff.
But It don't cut no flgger whether a Gov
nor Is sober or no: all he has to do Is par
don convicts an' make notary publics, an'
YOU-ALL IX TUE PEXTEXTIAKY
no gent can absorb llcker sufficient to Inca
pacitate him fir seen dootles."
" "One of the argyments they tis ag'ln
Stewart is about a hnwc-lhief he wrdons.
Stewart Is li 'adln' up for the Statehousa
one morula when lie caroms on a pasel of
felons in striiied clothes ho'.- pcterln"
about the grounds, tlttivatin tip the scvii
ery. Stewart tuues In front of one of em.
What be vou-all in the tM-iftentiary
for?" says Stewart, an' he's profoundly
solemn.
" Thatupon the felon trails out on a yarn
atout how he's a Innocent an' oppressed
person. He's that lumen an' upright hear
him relate the tale that ou'd feel like
aiinl'gtein'. Stewart listens to this victim
of Intrlguts ati' outrages until he's through,
an tl.en goes romancln alung to the next.
Thar's five wronged gents In that striped
uut.1t. five who's as free from mural taint
or stain of crime as Dave's infant son
my namesake conj'lnt with Doc l'cets En
rlght I'eets Tutt. Hut the sixth is differ
ent, lie admits hi's a miscreant an has
stoic u bawg.
However did you steal It. you scoun
drel?" demands Stewart.
I'm outer imat." savs tlie.crlm'nal.
"an a band of pigs comes munchln an'
piruotln' about mv camp, an' I takes my
rifle an downs tine."
Was It a valvooabte liawgr
You-all can garab.e it ain't no runt."
retorts the crim'nal "I shore selects the
bst accordln' to my notion, an' I'm as good
a Jedge of hawgs as ever eats corn pone an
crackllnV"
"At this Stewart falls Into a foamln
rage an" turns on the two gyards who's
soopervisln' the captives. "Whatever do
you-all mean," he roar.-. "bringln' thU com
mon an confessed hawg-thlef out yens with
these five honest men? Don't you kno- he'll
corrupt 'em? Bring him up to my ottlce
lnstanter."
" Tharupon Stewart repairs to his rooms
In the Statehouse an pardons the hawg
convict with the utmost proinptltoode an'
fury.
" "An" now. pull your freight." says
Stewart. "If ycu'ie in Jeff City tvventv-four
hours from now I'll have you shureiy ehot
at sunrise. The Idea of compellin' live spot
less gents, after they suffers so blamelessly
an' so much, to ccntlnyoo In daily compan
ionship with a low hawg-thlef! I pardons
jou, not because you merits mercy, but as
a measure necessary to preserve tho morals
of our prison. Now vamos!"
" Na.cberally that hawg-thlef exhales an
Is neen no more, but the Missouri sober
folks get wrought up an allows lfs makin'
a mock of a sacred power. An so they're
layln' for Stewart to defeat him In this
second campaign. ,
FOR?'
" The hotter element eonploods final
they'll take advantage of Stewart' will n"
nf for rum an' make a example of him
ix-fore a multitood. They decides they'll
im-iruct the example at a monstrous
meetin that's svtiedoolrd for Hannibal,
where Stewart an' his opponent who
stands fot the better element mighty excel
lent, stein he's worth abort a million dol
lars, with a home camp In Si I.CMiey-i
programmed for one of these J'Int debates,
freqin nt in the pol'tlcs of that era. The
conspiracy Is the more nccc'ary as Stew
art mental. l so much swifter than the
better element's candidate that he goes by
him like a antelope. Onlv two day prior
at the town of I"ultun. Stewart romes after
the better element's callll.iate an gel
enough of lil.i hide, oratorical, to make a
IM'r f I.-KKln-.. The letter element, al.trme-l
for their gent, resolves' on measures In Han
nibal thatV i a k-' la ted to rttlon e Stewart
to a shore thing. Thev th n't aim to allow
him l.. wallop their gent at the Uaiinitul
lm-ctin' like h dues In old fallawav. With
that they cmlLle-t to a trio of HannibxI'H
sturdiest MitK all of em ar.iiaint.itiee an
old-time iwnN of Slenarf-the .aere. tak
if gettin' tlat .-tatesinaii loo drank to nav
igate. "Thit hre Hannibal barlx-i-ue whereat
Stewart's jroing" to hold a i.xn-a!r dlscu.
lon with hb- aristocratic otponent i et
.own for 1 In the afternni. The three
who's to throw Stewart with coploui liba
tions of strong drink hunts that earm-t
ix-rson out as early .is suu-up at the tavern.
They invites him Into the barroom an' Udi
the barkeep set forth his most sooperlur
tla.-ks.
" 'Gents. It work.- like a charm! All the
mort.in Stewa-t swings an' rattlet with
U.c tetters an' go.j drink for drink with
'em. holdln' nothin' Iwick. Hut still the
plot falls ilon ii. When It's come the hour
for Stewart to. resort to the barbecue an"
assoome his share In the exercises, two of
the Hannibal triumvirate Is spread out cold
an' he'plcss In a r'ar room, while Stewart
Is he'pln the third a gent or whom lie's
pattk'Iar fond-upstairs to Stewart's room,
where he lavs him safe an' siercne on the
blankets, whllo he hlnw'f takes another
drink an" J'lnes his brave adherents at the
picnic grounds Stewart Is never more el
vated an loocld. an he peels the pelt from
the better element's candidate, bcslnnln'
at his years an' goin plump to his hind
fetlocks, an' does It with graceful ease. He
ubsolcotely leaves that pol'tlciau en bum
sides of the trail!
"'Stewart, however. Is rcgarded as In
utmost peril ot defeat. He's mightv weak
In the big towns "Ike St- Ivioey nn St. Joe.
where churches an sanctchooarles grow as
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thick as blackberr!.. "Cven throiishout the
rotiral regions, wherever a meetln hue
pokes up Its tplre. It's onder stood that
Stewart's In a heap of peril
" 'It ain't that Stewart Is svh a apostle of
noscpaint neither; that argymeut tkm't go
as far as folks who first u?s It reckons It
will. When you-all gets sentiment down to
the turn on the llcker Issue, thar's su
many gents who sort o llbates m the fly
that llcker Is a heap likely to come winner
on the deal. An' on that p'Int of llcker at
l'ast. thus falls the kyards in the raw uf
Stewart.
" 'So. It ain't whisky that's goin' to kill
off Stewart at the ballot box; It's the fatt
that the better element's candidate besides
beln" rich. whl. h Is alters lnterestln to a
troo lie'iever I a rhurch member, an le
longs to a St. Iaoe.v roiigrtgMtkm. where
he lass.s the plate when present In l r
Swn. in' at all tinier stands hlh up in lie
papers. This niakis the better elemeiif
party a heap "pop'tar with chun-h folk-,
while pore Stewart, who's a sinner, hope
lessly lot. an" who lias no shrine an" wor
ships at no altar, don't stand a show. This
grows so manliest hat even Stewart's
most locoed MipjiorterH' roncedes iliat he's
gone; an" money Is offered at three to one
among the specyoolatlve jieople that the
letter element's entry will run over Stew
art like a Joone lise over a tow-head
Stewart hears these tnlsglvln's an bids his
folk- be of good cheer.
I'll fix that." sas Stewart. "y
election day my learned opponent will be
In sech deep disrepoote with every church
in Missouri he won't be able to get dost
enough to one of 'em to give It a ripe
peach. Pee err!" an Stewart oiipouches
a roll which counted mtiters fifteen hun
dred dollars. "That's mighty little, but It'll
do the trick."
" 'Stewart's folk 1 mystified: they can't
make out how he's goln' to round up the
congregations of the great State of MIs
Miurl with so slim a workln' rap'tal But
they has faith In their chief; an' his word
goes for all they've got; so when he lets
on he'll have the hurdles arrayed ag'lnst
the foe. his warriors takes heart of grace
an Jumps Into the collar likf lions an' pu!l-
with vigor renooeu.
" 'It's the third Sunday before ;iectlon
when Stewart by spehul an trusted frlerdi
presents Ct to a church In St. Ioey. an
other In SL Joe. an still another In Han
nibal; said girts beln accompanied with the
compliments of his opponent an that gent's
best wishes for the cause.
" Thar's not a doubt raised: each church
believes Itef favored JH worth from the
kindly hand of the millionaire candidate,
an' the thre pastors sits pleasantly down
an writes that amazed sport a letter ot
thanks for his moonlllcence. Ho don't on
derstnnd It none; but he decides It's wise
to accept this accidental popularity, an he
waxes guileful an" writes back an" says
that while no thanks Is his doo, he's proud
an' tickled to hear he's well bethought of
by the good Christians of EL Looev. St.
Joe an Hannibal, as expressed .In them
missive. The better element's candidate
congratulates hlmse'f on his good lurk,
stands pat, an' accepts his onexpected
wreaths. That's Jest what Stewart as cun
nln' as a fox. he Is wants.
In two days these JSOO gifts Is blaioned
In the papers. The yarn goes over the
State like a cat over a back roof. In four
days every church In th State hears of
these largesses. An beln plumb alert
Cnanct&l. each outflt writes en to the better
element's candidate an' demands K0O of
that misguided publicist. He gets 63.000 let
ters In one weak an ch calls for 00.
" 'Gents, thar's no more to be said: ths
better element's candidate Is up ag'lnst 1L
He can't yield to the fiscal demands, an
It's too late to deny the gifts. Whereupon
the churches, of course, resetts the favor
itism he's displayed about the three In St.
Looey, St. Joe an HannlbaL They rtgyards
him as a hosa thief an a, hypocrite for not
reraemberln them while his weaselskln Is
in his hand: as on election day the
churches of Mlzsourl Is a resentful body de
scends on him Ilk a pan of milk from a
top ahelfl As you hear me, pardsl they
ahorely blots that ooturppy candidate off
the face of the earth. Stewart returns to
Jeff City an prtvaJla as GoTnor for a
second trip.' '"
Coprrigat, lXO. by It. H. RatitO,
BOY OF SIXTEEN
WEARS NO. 20 SHOES.
"rThen Louis llerkanan, a youth, of Boston,
buyi a b-w pair of ahoes the ahoemaker
must "build" not make" them, aaya a
dlipatca from Houghton, Mlclr. to the Chi
cago Chronicle. There is ,, distinction. ,
Lotus does not wear an ordinary ahoe. He j
wears Quite an extraordinary one. for In
alxe It U No. 30. Louis Is Just It -rears nld
Notwlthstandlnr his youtsfulness. he Is
7 feet tall and weighs 2S pounds. He U the
wonder of his community, for his parents
are small. His mother It not over S feet '
tail, wmie nis rawer u medium slxed.
Louis went to a local ihoe dealer re
cently and ordered a. new pair of shoes and
now the wlelder of the awl Is busy "build
ing a pair of lasts the e!xe of Louls'a feet.
The lad grows three Inches a year on an
average, and If he does not atop growing
which U unlikely-he will be S feet nd 3
Inches Is height whes he la SO years old.
Two years ago be wore a No. 16 shoe. Last
year, when he was confirmed at the Fin
nish church the shoemaker "hniif a iui.
alxe No. IS. for that event. At this rate If
nu leei continue vo grow as they have he
will require Ue No. a when he Is years
old.- Louis had some difficulty In entering
mo uuor ot mo snrni store, for there was
Just a fraction of an Inch to spare, but he
trade It all right. However. Louis Is good
natured and happy, as most large people
are. and will go to work In the Boston
mine In a few clays.
Special rorresounA-nee of The SonJay RepuWIe.
IQdi. Wit.. July 1 With the disposal ot
the product for this year. Ieander S. Drew
uf this place closes the work of one-half a
century as a producer of the oil of worm
wood. Irom the plants grown upon !'
acres of rK'li valley land the oil Is distilled,
and this queer husbandman bears tho
unique distinction of being the greatest pro
ducer and of having the most extensive
wunnwoo-1 works in the United States, If
iso hi the world.
The farm Iks between the shores of Cry
tul Lake and the mala traveled road, ex
it ndlng from Ianli to Irairle-ilu-Sae. Th;
resMeiiee and distillery are hidden away
behind a Muff-like hill, and at the ere! of a
loiirr. wn-ilncr road, guarded by a massive
farmer's gate. S eclmled Is the place,
and ro un. xpectedly does the wayfarer
come In ight of It. that one might suppo"
ho waspprcach:n a spot where Ken
tucky moonshine Is made, beyond the pale
of I he waMlering revenue coltertor.
The ttormwo.il plants aie grown on tile
farm In about the same manner as isir.i.
oats and other rereals. The plants grow
from two to thriv. feet hiah. They are light
In color, and have the nipeuranie of being
covered with dew As soon as the unat
tractive purple blossoms appeiir the cut
ting and distilling begin. Uy means of an
ordinary mowing machine with a dropper
attachment the plants are rut down and
left In large bundles to w.lt In the hot sum
mer sun.
Process of Distilling
tin Kssontial Oil.
As oon as they become wild J and flaceil
the. are loaded on great wagons ami hauled
Ihe distillery, where a big iron fork
rTies Uown 'nto the load. Ily means of a
rnre inj pulleys the fork with Its burden
is hauled upward to a little car on rails,
wh.-re an automatic attachment is quickly
made. In no time the car rolls to the open
ing over the large vat. when there Is a Jerk
to the trip rope and the bunch of worm
wood shrubbery Is dropped Into the vat.
This 's repeated until every nook and cor
ner nf the vat Is filled to the top with the
aromatic plant.
In the engine-room adjoining there Is a
boiler almost as large as one In a locomo
tive, and straining every rivet with the
presuro of the steam.
Ity twisting a valve the steam Is turned
Into the vat so that every stem and leaf ot
the hoary plant Is immersed In the steam,
and must yield the essential oIL From the
vat the steam passes Into the condensing
pipes .laden with the oil from the herb.
The plp s are submerged In cold water
"basins made out or ccineut. and there the
oil collet Is drop by tlrop to find Its way
through a small opening to a vessel pre
pared to recelvo It.
The oil. being uf less specific gravlf.
tlwn water, eolleet.s at the top of the ves
sel provided for Ihe purpose. Th can Into
which the drops of oil and water fall Is
prov'ded with a spout which almost reaches
the tup of Ihe vese?. making It appear like
a gardener's water pot. Out of this spout
fiows the floating oil. There comes a time
o WOMEN WIN IN
WUITTKN" Kri TUK sfjcDAT REPUBLIC
Mrs. Ijura B. Alderman started the first
apple farm of North Dakota. She made a
marked success of what all her masculine
neighbor predMed would ts a failure, and
the Alderman apples find a ready and
profitable market, while the farm Is known
tliioiighout ihe country.
-Miss Jos'e Waiiuus owns and operates
personally oe uf the most successful drug
stores of Minneapolis. She overcame the
pitjudkt; winch exists against a woman
druggist by her strict business methoda
and .artful attention to all the details of
her work.
Miss Elinor C. CUpp of Chicago makes
artistic Jewelry after original designs. She
combines odd metals with the semiprecious
stones, producing odd effects and antique
frattrrns. Her work Is sought after for
every exhltltlon of arts and crafts.
Miss Virginia I'ope has u hospital for
birds in New York City, where she receives
und treats Invalid feathered pets. i.ets
broken legs and doctors her patients with
(kill and marked success. She also travels
extensively, giving lectures In the larger
cities upon the earn and feeding of birds
width are kept In confinement.
Miss Sjbll Carter originated and carried
out successfully the plan of teaching lace
maklng to the Indian women cf various
tribes. She now- has a large corps of teach
ers, and the lace made Is sold la New York
City at private sales. Mrs. J. Pierpont Mor
gan and her daughter frequently opening
tbelr homes for the sales. Miss Carter car
ries on this work In a spirit ot pure pnllan
thropy, since It is In no seuse a tnoneymak
Ing scheme, but Is used as a means of
.-caching and teaching the Indian women
and of giving them employment, which
shall help to settle them and lntrrest them
In their homes.
Miss Mabel Hay Barrows writes Greek
plays and acts as coach In the various col
leges where the plays are presented by
students. She has all the engagements that
she can fill. Her work Is commended In
the highest terms by college professors
and men of letters as well, .and her study
of Greek life and action has been deep
and thorough.
Miss Ztmmciman of Minneapolis repairs
the wax figures used lo display windows.
She learned the process of making the vari
ous parts, and finds profitable employment
In repairing accidents ot all kinds.
Mrs. Eugenia Wheeler Gotf. also of Min
neapolis, is probably the only woman who
makes historical maps. Her work requires
a thorough education, great technical abil
V FlTZCER.'linj 1 f
Dallas. Tex., July 10.-MUs Agnes der JTJtxgerald Is the valedictorian or raa cutis or
1952 of the Ursullne Academy. Dallas. Miss Fitzgerald U the youngest graduate of thbj
famous Southern convent, which was established thirty years ago. whan Dallas was .
frontier town. Her average in studies was 19). the highest record ever made by a, girl
in Texas. She was bom at Sedalla. Mo., and Is the daughter of Hugh N. Fitzgerald,
managing editor of the Dallas Mornlnr News, and Mrs. Hugh N. Fitzgerald, editor and.
publisher of Bean Monde, thn anrtetv eisna n... s. vs. - j . . -- ..
in the process when the receiving vessel
will hold no mere of tho oil. and th.s stata
is known by the bitter liquid escaping
tl rough the opening where the water Is to
flow away. The product is th-n poured In
to the shipping flasks to be sent away to
the Katcru markets.
Irou Fork Uriugs Out
I Stems and Leaves.
as soon as ail or tne oil ins ueeti se
cured from the plants in tli- vat. the iron
fork U sent down Into it and brings forth
the steaming stems and leave". Many peo
ple cannot work with the plant btcau"e of
the odor.
.Mr. Drew's father, the late Iz-ander
Drew, was born In Vermont und educated
for the practlte of medicine. Soon after
completing his studies he went to Wiscon
sin as a -surgeon in the regular armv of the
I'lilted State. That was long ago. when
"Hadgerdom" was a territory and when It
vt s nicessary to maintain furls n several
larts of th State In onl.r lo keep the In
dians under subjection Kor a time Mr.
Drew was stationed at Fort Wlnneliago and
oilier military points, but as soun as tho
Iovernnint secured the land from the red
man and it was thr-wn open for the set
tlement of the whites, the elder Drew set
tied on a claim on the shores of Crystal
ltke. The rude hut Das never leen unoc
i upld since its erection In ViH Mr Drew
tunstructed a new home receutlv of moa
rn design, where lie now res d s
I Soon after entering the land the pioneer
plt-nt-d a portion of It In wormwood, fol
lowing the vocation uf his father. Daniel
Drew, who was producer of the oil in
Vermont for over ihirty-nve years. The
growing of the plant, with meillelral prin
ciples, the young physician learned, was
more profitable than dl-pening medicine
to the indigent lah.it Hants of the sparsely
settled countr. Kuril succeeding jear
brought in greater returns
l'roress lias Jleen Advanced
by .Many improvements.
The son took up the work recently and
has greatly advancd the process by his
many Improvements. Early In the history
of the farm tho oil was taken in wagons to
Milwaukee to be sold or shipped to New
York or Europe. The present year 2.0W
pounds of oil were marketed.
There are about SOO wormwood farms in
the United States, two of which are owned
by Mr. Drew-. The demand for the oil Is
much greater than the supply. Much of It
Is Imported from Europe, creat tracts of
land in Europe are devoted to its produc
tion, and the discovery of absinthe by two
old Swiss women has stimulated the trade
of the "green-eyed bauty" from the dis
tilled Juice of the plant.
In the past fifty jears the price of oil of
wormwood has advanced from Jt to tZ per
pound. On account of the widespread us
of absinthe us an intoxicant It Is not an
ticipated that the pric; will ever touch the
dollar mark again.
The oil Is used in making liniments and
other remedies, it has a p-netratlng prop
erty possessed bv no other oil. and when,
applied "goes direct to Ihe bone."
ODD OCCUPATIONS. x
ity and Infinite patience. Her maps are used
In books of hl'tory and also as wall charts
for schoolrooms and offices. She has ac
cesp to Government records and frequently
visits Washington In order to complete or
verify roine complicated or mooted point.
Her maps have wou for her a national rep
utation. Mrs. Ida Blmer Camp of Caro. Mich.,
has the largest private collection ot cacti
In this country- She produces many new
varieties by grafting and has collectors la
nearly all the cacti-producing regions. She
Is looked upon as an authority by botanists,
and her specimens are sold not only
throughout this country, but abroad.
Miss Estelle Keel has won the distinction
of being the highest salaried woman In the
Government employ. She is superintendent
of Indian schools, and travels several thou
sand miles each year, visiting' the different
agencies and tribes, studying their needs
and bringing Improved metnods to bear up
on their training.
Mrs. Clara L. Kellogg has raised modern
embroidery to an art. She furnishes entire
homes In embroidered textiles, producing
harmonious effects throughout. She travels
abroad every year, studying embroidery
and design. All her designs are original
and are founded upon suggestions received
from old paintings, mosaic, furniture any
thing. In fact, which may offer & sugges
tion to her alert mind and ready fingers.
She starts each piece of work, selecting the
colors and shades to be employed, and then
sends It out to some chosen worker to com
plete. By this means she gives employment
to a large force of special workers scattered
all over the country.
Mrs. A. H. Wade of Chicago has had
patented a style of corset which Is so radi
cal a departure from the old lines that it
has been Indorsed by leading physicians and
teachers of physical culture and Is likely;
to bring a fortune to its Inventor.
Weight Was Lifted.
"Were you at the opera last night?"
"Yes. but I wasn't really fit to go. I
could hardly bold myself up and I know I
should have fainted If I hadn't had an In
spiration." "What was ltT"
"I took off all my diamonds and braced
up Immediately."
"Good Ideal But then nobody saw th
diamonds."
"Oh. yes. I pinned them to my opera eloa
and hung it over the rail.'
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