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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Edw. S. Harter Fred W. Gayer
Editors and Managers.
Kd H. De La Doubt, llgr. Advertising Dept
AKRON DEMOOBAT COMPANT
Democrat Block, Nos. 133 and 137 Main st.
LONQ DISTANCE PHONE 190.
OFFICERS ASS DIKECTOltS.
..James V. Welsh
.a. A. I'AIGE
Fbed W. GAYEI!
William T. Sawyer
Edw. 8. Uahtek Jno.Mcamaba
Ed. H. lie La Coukt.
Entered at the Postofflce at Akron, Ohio, as
Second-Class Mall Matter.
Delivered Every Evening by Garrler Boy
5 CENTS A WEEK
ByMallt2.E0 - - - 11.25 for Six Month s
Official Paper of the City of
TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL
SATURDAY, MAY 20
A CHEAP SURRENDER.
By granting the Central Union
Telephone company the right to con
duit its wires, the City Commis
sioners have surrendered the only
leverage by which they could hope
to bring this monopoly to reasonable
Under the circumstances, this pri -ilegeof
conduitingwiresis worth hun
dreds of thousands of dollars to the
company. The latter is now en
trenched in a .better position than ever
to ignore the rights of the city and the
people. Why a majority of the Com
missioners should have surrendered
to the company, apparently without
making the least resistance, without
demanding a single valuable conces
sion from the company, is almost be
The least the Commissioners could
have done as a condition of granting
the permit would have been to de
mand the unconditional repeal of the
25-year franchise, which was simply
stolen from the city last November.
The citizens of Akron have been
accustomed of late years to having
their rights given away by the public
officials to whose care they were
entrusted, but they did not expect
that the City' Commissioners would
become parties to the "give away"
Too much cannot be said in praise
of. the firm opposition of Commis
sioner McGarry to the conduit grab.
The Democrat is sorry that as
much cannot be said for his colleagues
on the Board.-
A St. Louis merchant has refused
to pay his personal tax on account of
the "gross inequalities of the law of
taxation." He insists that the tax
levied upon the merchants, similar
to that imposed in Ohio, is a fine
upon industry, as it "is assessed
against everybody who trades, no
matter how humbly or on how small a
scale, and in spite of the fact that
they are exercising an undoubted
right, for which they should be com
mended rather than fined." He
shows upon the other hand, that "rich
public franchises, representing enor
mous values, not a dollar of which
has been earned, every dollar of
which is due to monopoly, are let go
scot free of taxation." Because of
this inequality, the merchant de
clines to pay the tax levied upon him.
Every merchant of Ohio has just as
good a right as the St. Louis merchant
to resist collection of the personal
tax, but should this right be asserted,
the courts would soon bring the
refractory ones to time. The Legis
lature must take the initial step
toward remedying the glaring defects
of the tax system.
At the fall election, just prior to
the last session of the legislature, 99
per cent, of the people of Akron de
clared that they, wanted a better
form of local government. Both po
litical parties had adopted resolu
tions pledging candidates, if elected,
to do away with the Commissioner
form of government. As members
of the Legislature are to be elected
next fall, it is not too early for Ak
ron people to determine what form of
local government they desire to have.
Now is the time for the citizens to
begin an investigation and discussion
of. this matter for themselves. If
they defer performance this duty
until the eleventh hour, as was done
two years ago, they may have to
abide by any form of government the
.politicians choose to give' them, or
perhaps, endure the present system
two years more.
"The rich man who buys a privi
lege from a board of aldermen for a
railway which he represents," says
Governor Roosevelt; "the ricli man
who gets aprivilege through theLeg
islature by bribery and corruption
for any corporation, iscommittingan
offense againfc the community which
it is possible may some Uay have to
be condoned for in blood and destruc
tion." This epigram loses more than half
its force and sounds like demagogy
when it is remembered that Roose
velt, as Governor of New York, is
the subservient tool of Piatt, himself
yfr,. 'ii.n 'Sttfi'Miii-tM
as corrupt and unscrupulous a boss
ns.New York has produced in
S6ME of Mr. Hanna's newspapers,
for the sake of political expediency,
are boldly denouncing the trusts,
some even going to the extreme of
saying that if the trusts are not
destroyed the people will be ruined.
The same.- organs that say the
unkindest tilings about trusts are the
loudest shouters in the Hanna pros
perity chorus. The New York Sun
puts these newspapers in an awkward
position when it asks: "How can
the people be prosperous if the trusts
are ruining them?" The answer is
that the bulk of Hanna prosperity is
for the trusts, which thrive at the
expense of the people, but none of the
Administration organs will have the
courage to admit it.
One of the greatest sham battles of
the century will be fought at Colum
bus, June 1 and 2. It will be waged
by Mr. Hanna's convention against
the trusts. Blank cartridges only
will be used. Attorney General
Monnett has been barred uncondi
tionally from the contest, as.it was
feared that in the excitement he
might slip a few loaded cartridges
into the thirteen-inch gun.
The prediction is made in the Con
servative, published by Hon. J. S.
Morton, former Secretary of Agri
culture, that "it is likely that the
present policy, or atrocity, of impe
rialism will add $8 per head to the
taxes of the United States." The
cost of criminal aggression already
exceeds .$2 per head.
The Administration ought to
extend its censorship to articles
offe'red for publication in the Congres
sional Record. This seems to be the
most "seditious" publication in
America and the success of the
Administration schemes demands
that it be suppressed forthwith.
You can get good premiums by
asking for greeu trading stamps every
time you make a cash purchase.
Grand sacred concert Sunday at
Lakeside park. Goodrich band.
Erie B.R., 8:30 a.m.. May 23, only 75
cents, Mansfield and return.
GAS AND OIL.
Test Wells to Determine Whether It
Can Be Found.
A. D. Swan has secured oil leases
on nearly 4,000 acres of land in the
Cuyahoga River Valley, near Penin
sula in Boston, and Northampton
townships, Summit county, and
when a few certain tracts now being
withheld can be obtained, prospects
ing by Akron and Pittsburg parties,
comprisiug the oil company, will be
done to determine whether oil or
other commodities can be found in
paying qualities, says the Bulletin.
Both oil and gas have heretofore
been found in the locality, but drill
ing hns only been done in a limited
way, and as soon as gas is found, the
holes were abandoned as the idea
was then in vogue that no oil could
be found where gas was so dominant.
Now, oil and gas are known to be
concomitant. Mr. Swan has an in
terest in the company and acts as
You can get good premiums by
asking for green trading stamps every
time you make a cash purchase.
Grand sacred concert Sunday at
Lakeside park. Goodrich band.
$1. 00 Youngsiown and Return,
Special Erie R.R. train,
A party of railroad people were in
the Falls Tuesday and their visit
may mean much for Cuyahoga Falls,
says the Reporter.
The party was composed of Penn
sylvania and C, A. & C. officials, and
although their mission to the Falls
has been guarded, a Reporter
representative has learned from a
reliable source that the purpose 0f
their visit was to inspect the proper
ty of the C, A. &C. and P. & AV. at
this place. The railroad situation in
the vicinity of the Glens, and north
of town was also chrefullv looked
over by all members of the party.
Our informant states that it is the
intention to carry out the Brice
scheme of a trunk line from the west
to the east by extending the North
ern Ohio to Cuyahoga Faljs and con
necting with the P. & W. at some
point advisable, which will probably
be either near the Glens or a short
distance north of town.
Card of Thanks.
We wisli to express our sincere
thanks to Rev. Williard and all for
their kindness during the sickness
and death of our father; also for
Mil. AND MKH. H. MKIiMSOEK,
M. ATfn N. Mei.IjInc:kk.
Ask the merchants named in our
stamp book for' green stamps every
time you make a cash purchase.
America' Greatest Medicine :
13 Hood's Earsaparilla,
because it was crigi-
13 still pre
pared by'c o m p e-
tent, expeinenced and
educa tedpharmacis t s
from the beskn own alterative,
diuretic, -Xanti-bilious remedies and
stom y ach tonics,
reme flies ana
giving to Hood s Ear
saparilla me rit peculiar to
itself. Ithas--a record of cures
unequalled in the history of
medi Xcine. It has
no pomnhRh(ri -
when all o t h e r
medicines failed, and
even when cure seemed impos
sible, and-"really was impossi-
byany other medicine than
Hood's 7. Sarsaparilla.
It I A has effected
blood po isoning, boils,
pimples, rheumatism, ca
tarrh and other troubles originat
ing in or promot ed by impure state
or low condition yof the
blood. Ithas cured 0
UiousandsyTof cases of W
dices stion. . d
! gastritis, catarrh in
the f) stomach and other
kindred tioubles. It lias given
. rve, brain and mental strength in
ijos of nervous prostration and ner-
.o-.i.-i debility, curr;l that tired feeling
ind loss ci appetite.
Have Again Taken Pos
session of Hotel.
Active Career of the Pendleton
Property In Five Years. .
The Pendleton hotel property on
East Market st. for which Henrv G.
Wilcox lias been appointed receiver
by the United States District court,
has had quite an active career in the
real estate market.
This is the second time the prop
erty has fallen into the hands of
creditors, after its having been sold.
While the present occupant, J. H.
Spuller, hiis. not made an assign
ment, the proceedings against him
are similar in character to involun
tary bankruptcy. The receiver has
demanded rent, pending a suit in the
United States District court for fore
closure of mortgages. If the mort
gages are not satisfied the United
States Marshall will in the near
future offer the property at public
About five years ago the property
was sold by the estate of Joy H. Pen
dleton to Wilcox fc'Noah. They sold
it to Mrs. Alice Simms, who after
conducting it for a short time failed
and made an assignment. The
property was bought back from the
assignee by Wilcox it Noah. After
its being vacant for a while the prop
erty was again sold, J. H. Spuller,
the present proprietor, being the
purchaser. He has conducted the
hotel for about two years.
A mortgage for $5,000 is held against
the property by the Northwestern
Mutual Life Insurance Co. J. Park
Alexander and Ferdinand Schu
macher, executors of the Pendleton
estate, also hold a mortgage for $3,
OOO.against the properly.
The original value of the property
was '$25,000, but a number of building
lots having been sold from it, at
present its value is estimated at $10,
000. The lot on which 'the building
stands is 200 feet deep with a 100-foot
Cure that ingrown toe nail by using
"Dr. Marvel's Ingrown Toe Nail
Remedy" price 25c. For sale by all
The only reliable trading stamp is
the green. Ask for them.
75 cents, Mansfield and Return,
May 23. Special Erie R. R. train,
Millinery stock and fixtures, in
cluding 3 showcases, 'i mirrors, 2 10
foot tables, 1 ribbon case, 1 cash reg
ister, 1 stove and shelving, 175 South
Howard st. Apply to S. G. Jlogers,
Notice to the Public.
Akron, O., May S, 18i)9.
After May 22, 189'.), all union barber
shops will close every night at 7:."J0
o'clock except Saturday night, which
win te at ii:ju o'clock standard
time. D. 1$. Welker,
May 0 11 13 10 18 20
i nated WB
a n k r h
9 ft Si 3 B
. S 8 V
Formal Opening of this
Splendid Display In Albert Hall-
In that triumphant march of educa
tional and industrial progress, so
characteristic of this, country,-there
has been no institution whose aim is
of a higher or more vital interest to
ward tile promotion of useful citizen
ship than the public school system.
Ever ready to recognize merit in
any feature that would add improve
ment to that system, it was with an
almost concerted movement that the
patrons of education devoted energy
to the introduction of art into the
public schools, when the enterprise
was inaugurated a few years ago.
Commensurate with the advanced
ideas of the citizens of this city, it is
but natural that the movement
should meet with encouragement
and advancement here, and a com
mittee composed of Mesdames W.
C. Findley, W. C. Parsons, R. S,
Thomas, L. C. Miles, A. Work, S. M.
Battles, Misses Helen Storer and
Grace Sylla and Mr. J. N. Kelly,
have been giving a series of enter
tainments for the purpose of raising
funds with which to purchase pic
tures to decorate the walls of the
public schools of the city." The last
of this season's entertainments is now
in progress. It is an art exhibition
being held in Albert hall in the store
building of M. O'Neil & Co., and its
formal opening was Friday night, a
large and appreciative assemblage of
visitors being present. The exhibi
tion will continue until Friday even
ing, May 20, and bids fair to become
the society event of the season. The
hall will also be open during the day.
The selection of pictures has been
chosen with care and taste, and the
aggregated value of the collection is
estimated at $2,500. The walls of
three rooms are hung with pictures,
among thecollection being on exhibit
by M. O'Neil & Co., of Berlin phot
ographs of famous paintings through
out Europe. Elson & Co., of Boston,
have on exhibition a number of car
bon photographic reproductions of
Egyptian, Grecian and Roman archi
tecture and sculpture, portraits of
American statesmen, photographs
illustrating American history,- and
a large collection of reproductions of
the old masters. Citizens of the city
have also contributed to the exhibit
a number of beautiful and artistic
Prominent among the pictures ex
hibited are noticed a photograph of
St. Gaudin's Lincoln in Lincoln
park, Chicago; French's Minute Men
from Concord, Mass.; four excellent
pictures illustrating Shakespeare's
home; a number of Egyptian photo
graphs, made since recent excava
tions, and Raphael's Sistine Madon
na. An enthusiastic patron of art was
heard to remark Friday evening
that "this was the best exhibit he
had ever visited in any of the cities
of Ohio, and in its excellence and
splendor reflected great credit upon
those who made the collection, and
who are conducting the exhibit."
The only' reliable trading stamp is
the green. Ask for them.
Grand sacred concert Sunday at
Lakeside park. Goodrich band.
Krie R.R., May 30, only. $1.C0 Mill
Creek park and return.
FROM PORTO RICO.
Two Akron Boys Have Returned to
Frank and Albert Vorderinan, of
114 Rockwell court, returned home
Thursday night from Porto Rico,
where they have been in the United
States Hospital corps.
Roth of them enlisted in the service
a year ago and served 10 months in
Porto Rico. They were mustered
out March 18, and will remain in Ak
ron. A monkey captured in Porto
Rico was brought home with them.
Hekoham's 1'ii.i.m for Mtoinncli mid Liver
Grand sacred 'concert Sunday at
Lakeside park. Goodrich band.
Ask the merchants named in our
stamp book for green stamps every
time you make a 'bash purchase.
The Pyramid Illlllderx.
The laborers who built tho pyramida
did not work under such disadvantages
us have long been attributed to them.
Recent research shows that thoy had
solid and tubular drills and latho tools.
Thu drills wero set with jewels and cut
into tho seeks with keenness and accuracy.
Otis Declined Proposal of Rebel
LTJXA REPORTED STILL HOSTILE.
He Was Said to Have Arreted Two of
the I'illpiiio Commissioner- Enroutc to
Manila Wlie.iton Kelieietl and X-'un-
bton Aligned to UK ltrladr.
Manila, May 20. (10:43 a. in.) Two
military and two civil Filipino commis
sioner, appointed to -so-operate with
three citizens of ManlLt in negotiating
terms of peace, arrived here about 8:13
a. m. today.
They submitted no new proposition,
but wanted an armistice pending the
session of the Filipino congress.
Major General Otis refused to enter
tain the proposal.
Manila, May 20. General Luna was
reported to have made desperate efforts
to restrain the educated Filipinos within
the limits of his self-appointed jurisdic
tion from communicating with the
Americans, even to arresting Encamino
and Herrera, two of the most influen
tial officials, while on their way to
Malolos to join these who were coming
via San Isidro Friday.
This and the removal of the seat of
government to Tarlac, about 30 miles
north of San Fernando, it was thought,
might lead to complications and delay
in the pacification. But .it 'was gener
ally conceded that further opposition to
American sovereigntv was useless aud
ridiculous. Neither General Luna nor
General Pio del Pilar had sufficient
force to resist or compel submission.
General Wheaton was relieved of the
command of the second division for a
special assignment and General Fuu
ston was assigned to his brigade.
A board consisting of Colonel French
of the Twenty-second infantry and Ma
jor Cabsll and Captain Randolph of the
Third artillery was appointed to pro
ceed to Batuvia for tho purpose of in
vestigating the European methods of
providing for the health of the troops
there and to report on tho snt ject for
the benefit of the Americans here.
The United States transport Warren
arrived here from San Francisco.
.CORPORAL LANGFORD DIED.
General Otis lieported Ilia Death and
!cnt a List of Wounded.
Washington. May 20. General Otis
made the following report of casualties:
Killed May IS, Twenty-second in
fantry, Company L, Corporal Henry
Wounded May o, Twenty-second in
fantry, Sergeant Peter Cosgrove, inn,
slight; Privates Carl Carison, abdomen,
moderate; Ij, faimon bimeller, abdomen,
severe. Thirteenth Minnesota, 15th,
F, Private W. E. Tew, thigh, slight.
Secoud Oregon, L, Private Frank Butts,
thigh, slight. -
Soldier to He Imprisoned For Life,
Washington. May 20. Charles. Far
ris, Company H, Third United States
volunteer infantry, was found guilty of
murder by a courtmartial in Santiago,
Cuba, and was sentenced to be shot. The
president commuted tho death sentence
to life imprisonment and dishonorable
discharge from the army, and directed
that the prisoner be confined at Fort
. CZMt'S HUMAUE MOVE.
Couiinisiou to Devise Other 1'itnish
ment Than Transportation to 4
- Siberian 3Ilnes.
St. Petuksbukg, May 20. The czar
presided at a meeting of tho council
called to discuss the question of abolish
ing transportation to Siberia, on the
ground that it had become prejudicial.
to the interests ot tne country and was
a serious obstacle to tho progress of
As an outcome of the deliberations
the czar ordered a commission, to be
presided over by the minister of justice,
Privy Councillor N. V. Murravieff, to
meet for the purpose of considering the
question of substituting another penalty
for the transportation to the Siberian
1'udUlcrs Want u liaise.
Detroit, May 20. William Weihe,
who for about nine years held tne presi
dency of the Amalgamated Association
of Iron aud Steel Workers, addressed
the annual convention. It is stated
that the wage rate to be asked' for pud
dlim: will be $3.50 per ton, an advance
from the scale of WJS and 1899 of 37K
BROOKE'S ACTION CORRECT.
t Asked the Authorities For a Deqplon
Kegarding Cuban Arms Havana
Was In a Ferment Again.
Washington, May 20. It was de
nied here that Secretary Alger was in
dignant over General Brooke's action
regarding the Cubauslaying down their
arms. General Brooke did not violate
the pre-sideutV order, but asked'the ap
proval of the president of his "plan to
allow tho Cubans to deposit their arms
with tho mayors instead of in tho care
of the United States authorities, as or
dered by the president. CSener.il Cor-
biu went to Hot Springs, it was thought, J
to asit tne president to decide the .mat
ter. The president's decision was not
It was said at the war department
that should tbo Cuban leaders refuse to
accept General Brooke's proffer, whether
it was conditioned upon the surrender
of arms to United States army officers,
or to Cuban mayors, that will temiiuato
the efforts of the governor general to
come to a satisfactory arrangement with
tnese leaders. Jor, thereupon, General
Brooke will proceed to address himself
directly to the Cuban nnvato soldiers.
He will have his agents United States
army officers pay off every bona fide
Cuban soldier who is willing to comply
with the conditions laid down bv him.
aud this will bo douo without further
reference to any of tho malcontent
leaders, who havo so long retarded a
Havana, May 20. Havana was in a
ferment again over tho idea that tho
Waashiugtou administration had deter
mined to take tho terms of tho Cuban
troops and to retain them in military
losscssiou. This view of tho latest
news from Washington had been telo
graphed to tho various cities.
Unless instructions to the coutrary
are received from the Washington ad
ministration tho governor general's or
der respecting tho distribution of tho
3,0O0,O0( as modified will bo issued to
day. Tho secretary of war was in
formed as to tho substance of this order
iu the usual courso of business.
Tho mayors aro tho appointees of tho
governor goneral, and when tho mili
tary assembly dissolvod thoy wero inado
its representatives to receivo tho arms.
Article 4 of the agreement between
General Gomez and Robert P. Porter,
President McKmley 's special representa
tive, ran as follows:
"The Cubans shall surrender their
arms to tho Cuban assembly or to its
resident's Health ltenelited.
Hot Springs, Va., May 20. The
special train bearing the president and
Mrs. McKmley and their party left hero
last night enroute to Washington.
Washington will be reached early this
evening. Tho visit here lasted about
11 days during which time the presi
dent was greatly benefited in health.
CONDEMNED" THE WAR.
Klder In lEcfbrmed Presbjtcrian Synod
Olo-el Kf Terence lo Dewey, the
War, Kl, In Heportft.
Nkw Yoisk, May 20. A somewhat
heated debate over national expansion
marked the second day of the annual
session of the Reformed Presbyterian
church svuod, held iu this city. The
Rev. S. M. Killough of Madrid, N. Y.,
in his report of the committee on signs
of the times, referred in glowing terms
to the recent war and of the good
results it had brought to the country.
Elder W. Dearness of Cincinnati op
posed the report, saying in part: "Any
mau who reads approvingly of Dewey's
doings or those of liis fleets should
learn something about tne nrst princi
ple of Christianity. Uniformed men
are a disgrace to any Christian coun
try aud it is time we learned to civil
ize men without killing them. This is
a religions body, and we should not set
our approval upon, any war the justifi
cation of wbicli is in grave doubt. We
should approve no war except one
brought in strict self-defense. I move
that all rcfi-reuces to the war be elimin
ated from the proceedings of this
Then followed a report by the Rev.
W. H. Giley for the Philadelphia pres
bytery suggesting the giving ef thanks
to God for the victories of the United
States on laud aud sea. A lengthy de
bate followed and Mr. Dearness moved
that the reports be "purged of all poli
tics and poetry." The reports were ac
cepted, bnt tho secretaries were auth
orized to strikeout anything not bearing
ou syncd affairs.
TO ASSIST WEAK CHURCHES.
Sixty Applications Granted hy the U. 1.
General Contention of Home -Missions.
Philadelphia, May 20. Sixty appli
cations for assistance from churches too
weak to support themselves were
granted at the session of the general
committee of home missions of the
United Presbyterian church.
An appropriation of $740'Avas made to
the church at Muncie, Ind., and the
Rev. S. G. 'Smith was appointed mis
sionary for the church. In considering
applications from tho Southern Cali-"
forni.i region and the adjacent states, in
which drouth has proved a handicap to
religious enterprises, tho sympathy of
the delegates was shown in their dis
positi mi to afford them help all along
the line. Applications from the churches
at Ameretfo and Mulberry, Mo., were
refused because they failed to merge.
FOR THE ARMENIANS.
Kiiglnnd and United States Asked lo
at The Hague.
London, Mav 21. The Anglo-Armenian
association, of which the Dnke of
Westminster is president, has memori
alized the Marquis of Salisbury urging
the advisability of a peace conference at
The Hague settling the. Armenian ques
tion. The association also addressed an in
formal communication to Washington,
"feeling assured that the close co-operation
of the English speaking nations in
a work for the benefit of inaiikiiid is ar
dently desired on both sides of the At
lantic." A l'hilantiiropist Vied.
Wamiington, May 20. Marion Ches
ter Stone is dead at his home in this
sity, aged 57 years. Ho was born in
Ohio, served with credit iu the Civil
war, studied theology and becauie a
uewspapor correspondent in this city.
He mado various inventions. His fac
tory here was a model and he was
spoken of as "the friend of tho working
class," m mat he looked atter tho moral
and social condition of his working
.girls and furnished a large library or
standard fiction and other works, a
music room, meeting room for debates
and a dancing floor in the building. Jlr.
Stone was also well known lor his phil
anthropy in other directions.
Ilrethren of Christ Conference.
Lancastek, Pa., May 20. The gen
end conference of the Brethren in
Christ, which was in session at Master-sonville,-this
county, adjourned. The
followiug officers wero elected: Moder
ator, Bishop Henry Davidson of Day-
iou,j.; assistant moaeraiors,. rtisuop rs.
F. Hoover of Ohio and Bishop Samuel
Zug of Kansas; secretary, Rev. Samuel
R. Smith of Harrisburg; assistant sec
retary, Levi Herr of Dayton, O.; read
ing clerk. Rev. George Detweiler'of
C. I. ('enernl Assembly.
Denver, May 20. At the Cumberland
Presbyterian general assembly. Dr.
D.irliy asked that .200,000 bo 'raised for
Cnmborlaud university; $150,000 each
for Lincoln university, Trinity univers
ity aud Arkansas Cumberland seminary
and 100,000 each for Theological sem
inary ami Queeusbury university.
QiUilut Htl Colonln. Document.
New Amsterdam had been in British
bands four years when this quaint and
curious customs order, the oldest in ex
istence and but recently unearthed from
a mass of colonial records, was penned
"Instructions for Mr. Cornelius Van
Ruyven, Collector of the Cnstomes in
ye City of New York by Order of Colo
nell Francis Loveltce. Governonr, May
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I had decided to marry the doctor's
cook, Mollie. I was 15, while Mollie was
6 or 7 yc'trs my senior. Again, I was not
In a position to support a wife, and, as I
see now, my actions were Inspired rather
by Mollie's excellent cheese cakes and suc
culent jam rolls than by her buxom figure
and applellko cheeks.
When I informed iny "chum," Butters,
of my resolve, he looked at mo queerly,
thrust his hands into his pockets and said:
"Oh, Lor' ! Havo you thought of this se-
riously? Have you thought what a heap
of things peoplo want who get marriedf"
"Oh, chairs and tables and and frying
pans. Where do you expect to get 'em
from? They cost -an awful lot."
I was silent. To tell tho truth, I had
not considered the practical side of the
My action was above ml sordid details.
"There's a house, too," Butters pursued.
"Where aro yon going to live?"
"Oh er wo shall go on as we are for a
"You mean Slollio'll stop at tho doctor's
and you'll go on having lessons?.
"Oli, but that's 'rot,' you knowl AVe
can't have a married man in tho' school.
Tho doctor won't stand it."
"Ho'll never know, fat head. It's go
ing to bo a secret marriage."
"Oh, crikey! At tho registry office?"
"I wonder how much it costs. I shall
have to ask."
"You'd better ask Mollie first, "Butters
returned. "She may object to a secret
marriage. There-'ll be no calling her namo
out before the congregation, or cake, or
presents. I say, old chap.-fancy a wedding
without cake or presents. Why, people get
heaps of nobby things when they're mar
ried silver cigarette cases and walking
I kicked the gravel ruefully.
"It can't bo helped," I onswered regret
fully. "After all, it'll bo more romantic."
"Why, yes; there is that about it. You
might elope with her, you know; get her
through the window and havo a ropo lad
der and a coach and four waiting in the
lano. Only she's rather a lump to pull
through a window. I say, what a lark it
would be if she stuck and the doctor nab
bed you. My, what a woppingyou'd get!"
I am afraid I betrayed some symptoms
of uneasiness here.
"You'll tell niehowyou do it?" Butters
"How I do what?"
"Why, propose, you know."
"Oh er yes."
"Shall you kiss her?"
"They generally do, only you'll havo to
stand on a stool to do It, for she's a good
head taller than you. and, mind, when you
propose, you'll have to go down on your
"On my knees?"
."It's tho proper thing, I know, because
I saw young Evergreen propose to my sis
ter Flo. She refused him, though. By
tho bye, you'll want a ring. I'll give you
that one I got out of the prize packet for
your ivhito rat.
"Let's have a look at It."
He pulled it out. It looked very like
gold, and in a fow minutes I had parted
with my white rat, and the ring was
transferred to my waistcoat pocket.
That evening I had a quiet stroll In the
doctor's grounds to think matters over.
While I was thus engaged James, the gar
dener, came along with the watering can.
As a rule we fellows were seldom on good
terms with James, for ho always suspect
ed us of having designs en his fruit, but
this evening he was quito pleasant and
asked me, if I'd like a pear, to come with
him. Of course I did, for James' pears
ore just prime. It was a real juicy one
ho picked, and It melted in my mouth
"Good, ain't.it, Master Corraway?" he
I nodded. My mouth was too full to
"Now, I wonder Jf I might be so bold
as to ask you to do mo a favor, Master
Carraway?" he went on, eying ino a bit
"Why, of courso you may, James. I'll
do anything for you I can."
"Thank you, sir, thank you kindly. It
ain't much only just to givo this letter
to Mollie, the cook. You see, Master Car
raway, I don't like coin to the house oyer-
often, for tho other servants they plague
-Mollie about it, an she don't liko it, so if
you'd kindly givo it to her you'd be doln
mo a great favor. I know -you're a sensi
ble young gent, Master Carraway. I'vo
often said so to Mollie, so I don't mind
tellin you that it's about gettin married."
"Yes, sir. I'vo been thinkin of it for
some time, an now tho doctor!s give mo a
riso an I've got Joo Barnes' cottago I
don't see any reason why wo should wait
any longer. It's most as cheap to keep
two as one, Master Carraway, an she's n
capital manager. I don't too os 'ow I can
"Who is sho, Jauics?" I asked, not, It
must bo confessed, without a touch of mis
giving. . Ho looked at mo in surprise.
"Who? Why, Mollie."
"You're you'ro going to marry her?"
"Yes, sir. " Thu banns'll ho put up on
Sunday, an I'vo brought tho ring. A
guinea I givo for it. But 'avo unothcr
near. Master Carraway."
Hut I had no heart for pours at that mo I
ment, and i mnuo my way uacs io mo
house, scarcely heeding James' reminder
about tho letter.
Perhaps I-had some thoughts of destroy
ing that missive, but then I reflected that
such an act could do no good. Kvorything !
was practically settled. Mollie was lost '
to mo forever. "
I told Butters and asked him to tako
hack tho ring, as I had no further use for , A peculiarity of the porgy is its Ha
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I got a black eye and also
60 lines for fighting. Molllo did her best
to Consolo md by giving mo somo of her,
best cheeso cakes. If I could always bo sure
of such oheeso cakes, I wouldn't mind lm-
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ing Mollie herself. Cleveland Herald
"Can I help you to anything?" asked
boarder Xo. 6.
"Yes," replied tho newcomer at the fool
cf the table. " You might givo mo a clew
to this hash." PhUadelphia North Amer
ican. A Joke-on the Jnp.
The Japanese students at our colleges
find the American sense of humor as it
is expressed by the other students about
them a somewhat peculiar thing, en:
not at all hard to understand. In fac.
it is quite simple and elementary. A
Japanese gentleman who was a student
at Harvard not long ago relates that hu
was asked by some of his American fel
low students to "teach them some Jap
anese .words." He began by giving
them "Good morning" in Japanese.
This phraso is represented in Japanese
by a word which in English equivalents
cannot be more closely represented than
by the word "Oliio." The boys were
interested and promised to remember it
Next morning, when tho Japanese
student caiao to the lecture room, he
found a group of the boys gathered to
give him the morning salutation in
"Pennsylvania!" shouted one of
"Kentucky I" yelled another.
"Virginia!" "New Hampshire!"
"Rhode Island!" still others called.
But not one of them said "Ohio!" It
was the American idea of a great'joke. -The
young Japanese was much edified
and made a nolo of it. Boston Tran
script. Tne porgy, .common as it is, is .
beautiful fish when seen in the watei
in a favorable light, and it is likewise
ono of the most sensitive of fishes. I
captivity it is easily frightened. It will
take alarm from something done by a
passing visitor, a thonghtless touching,
of glass, or something of that sort, and
go rushing aronnd mtil it is exhausted.
Sometimes a porgy in a tank may,
when frightened, jump out of the water
and bmnp its nose against the wire
screen over tho tank and be seemingly
paralyzed by the shock and rendered tin
able to swim. In sucli a condition it
will lie upon its back, motionless, ex
cept perhaps for a fluttering of its fins.
for an hour, and then it may come back
" right again and swim about so lively
and in such good form that you ean't
tell then which fish of the. lot it was
that had bumped its head.
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l"""! """ uuu Bra u,aa iuere
ro fish of any other kind. There's a
saying nmong fishermen, "Asblindnsa
orgy." New York Sun.
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