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tvo Heflln of Alabama
iver in the return of
the. waters," and In
lates a story of tho
id first entered poll-
U about five miles
homo a negro jubl-
was In, progress and
undrcdB of negroes
he surrounding coun-
who wished to at-
- ana naa anven
fa was unfortunate
tho vicinity of tho
One of tho wheels
y had been told
tlve Heflin'a father
lyalso that the elder
tho door and
kflln, who had a
him borrow a
nod to editing or to journalism.
(Bey des Blllnski,
fecded to tho poet
kdor to tho United
Eurk. His father
is mother was a
I an aristocratic
k Turkish news
Wort tlmo ago,
S mnny good
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MADE A GOOD GUIDE
Representative J. Hnmpton Moore,
who succeeded John Dalzell on the
wayB and means comraittoo, while
hailing from Philadelphia, knows his
Washington Ilka a native During the
visit of a party of home friends to
the capital, Mr. Moore was showing
them the sights of the city and, while
coming from 'the northeast entrance
of tho White House grounds their at
tention was attracted by tho group of
heroic flgureB that mako up tho La
fayetto statuo at tho southeast cornor
of Lafayctto square.
This presents, with other things,
a woman with a garment about hor
loins which Bho is frantically grasp
ing holding up a naked sword to
Lafayotto, who is standing above. Her
attitude is one of eager, nay, anxious
and insistent supplication.
As tho party approached the stat
uary group, Representative Moore
struck tho posturo of a guide, and, in
tho professional twang of the craft,
11 sing-song: "And now, ladles and gentlemen, wo como to the
Ituo of tho great soldier and statesman, Marquis do Lafayette,
a woman in suppliant attitude, holding a sword. Apparently
Jig earnestly to him and "
. Mooro," interrupted one of tho ladles of tho party, "what is
uying to Lafayette?"
o smiled, gazed quizzically at tho statue a moment and smiled
avery plain, if you obsorvo tho condition of her attiro, madam,"
Red. "She's, begging him: 'Here, general, take this, quick, whilo I
thereafter tho lady's interrogations were wholly Impersonal!
."BREAD UPON THE WATERS"
think Ah ain't never gwtne ter bring back dat wheel,
(old man, "but indeed Ah Is! Ah suttinly will bring it
t me have it!"
aned and the negro went on his way rejoicing. And
lie the elder Mr. Heflln saw either the wheel or its
however, when tho present representative had been
race for tho stato legislature, he saw tho old darky.
io to the end of a pauso In a campaign speech when
use in the back of the assemblage
lBk yo' ono question, sUh. Aro yo' tho son of Dr.
Lecoived an affirmative, response from the speaker of
tfants Co tell yo' one thing. Ah never took dot wheol
ist kept postponin' it and postponin' It and Ah guess
ler again in dis world nn' he'll never see dat wheel.
yo' now, dls old man and his three sons is a-goln' to
TING FOR A LIVING
Ambassador Walter H. Page,
speaking lately to the Drltish authors,
dwelt upon the folly of writing for a
living. From the standpoint of mero
barnyard gumption, he said, it is ab
surd for anybody to start out to spend
his life trying to support himself or
herself with the pen. Ab the am
bassador has been an extensive denYe
in literature as a magazine editor, ho
ought to be able to speak with somo
degree of authority on tho subject.
His testimony is In practical accord
with the great majority of those who
can speak from the experience of an
author, an editor or a publisher. Ono
of tho most successful women authors,
pecuniarily considered, at least, was
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. In her auto
biography sho dwells on tho subject
of authorship, spoaking from a wide
experience, and her advice to persons
who aro attempting a career of au
thorship Is to tho same effect and
very much more pungent than that of
ho says: "Write If you must, not otherwise. Do not
nge to eurn a fair living nt trading or dressmaking, at
rrylng; mako shoes, weed cabbages, survey land, keep
iam, sell cake, climb telegraph or telephone poles, nay,
rod agent or a book peddler before rou set your heart
all write for a living. Do anything honest, but do not
11b you and publishers want you and people read you and
I Thomas Bailey Aldrich used to Bay that a literary man
,salt out of puro literary labor, either In Boston or New
'ENVOY ADOPTS MOSLEM FAITH
ylsjn far better condition tlmn over.
erjdljclplined, antf better ttttaed."
UPTON'S CHALLENGER IS SPEEDY
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Shamrock' IV, Sir Thomas Lloton's new
proving Itself very speedy In the trial sails.
Ing with Shamrock III in the Solent to determino its comparative speed
and other sailing merits. Tho design of Shamrock IV Is decidedly pe
culiar, especially the shape of tho hull. In a light breezo, it is predicted,
the yacht will easily outsail any of the American defenders.
IL 5. FLEET
FORCED TO. PLAY
Officers at Vet-a Cruz Outranked
by the British.
HAVE NO ADMIKAL IN NAVY
Mexico Situation Calls Attention to
Policy by Which American Prestige
Is Sacrificed Clash at Port
Vera Cruz. Mexico. MobllizinK tho
Atlantic fleet off Vera Cruz has dls-'
closed an astounding situation In tho
American navy, says James B. Wood
in Chicago Dally News. With the I
largest fleet this nation has ever as
ombled for activo service, ono of tho
largest any nation has over had in one '
port, its commanding rear admiral is
outranked because of seniority by the
British rear admiral, whoso entire
command has boen from ono to three
small cruisers, representing not one
twentieth of tho strength of tho Amer
In tho event of any united action
Rear Admiral Craddock of tho royal
navy would command. Unless there
should be special agreement between
Ihn Ilr-ltl-l. J l?l. I O.-i !
...u uiiudii uiiu uiiiiuu oiuiub Bovurn-
ments tho entlro American naval
forces would bo under his orders.
Washington by which Is meant con
gress and the national administration.
this and preceding ones Is responsible J
tor the situation With nil Its claims
as a world power, with a $130,000,000
a year navy. Including tho largest bu
perdreadnaughts of any nation, tho
American officers In foreign waters
aro usually outranked by those of oth
er nations becnuso America has neith
er admirals nor vice-admirals. Its
highest rank is rear admiral, except
the grado of admiral of tho navy,
which 13 held by Gtorgo Dewey. His
duties aro seldom on sea, and tho rank
goes out when ho goes.
In Mexico's waters the situation al
ready has threatened serious conse
quences. Rear Admiral Craddock and
Rear Admiral Fletcher wero on tho
verge of friction at Vera Cruz, but tho
Drltish government diplomatically ad
vised Craddock to waive his rights of
Before the Mexican situation as
sumnd its serious phases Great Britain
with customary alertness in affairs in'
Rear Admiral Cameron McR. Winslow.
ternationnl, assured Itself of having
pie ranking officer among the navies
of tho world that might como here.
As soon as tho United States At
lantic floot started to assemble at Vera
Cruz Admiral Craddock, In tho West
Indies, was ordered to proceed at all
speed to this spot. As soon as ho ar
rived on tho crulsor Essex, flying n
rear admiral's flag, ho whs the rank
ing officer In port. In caso of any
concorted movo by tho world powers
DRILL BORES SQUARE HOLES
Land of Steady Habits Produces Me
chanical Novelty Formerly Re
garded as Impossible.
Now Havon, Conn. Bridgeport's
prominence as a commercial aud man
ufac.arlng center has brought it still
ancthcr Kne of manufacture, which
will bt commenced in a short tlmo,
tho manufacture of rotating drills to
fcoro square holes.
A few years ago even scientists
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America's cup challenger, 1b
It is hero seen, at tho left, rac-
ho would hnvo commanded, and Great
Urltaln with Its one cruiser now the
cruisers Dorwlck and Lancaster have
joined tho Essex would have domi
nated the situation.
"Rather technical," says the layman.
True, but in nffairs of the sea and
nations rules of precedence nro strict.
Consequences havo been serious and
far-reaching from a similar situation.
Rear Admiral Henry T. Mayo.
In tho time of tho Boxer uprising in
China, when tho allied powers landed
their forces to restore order, It was be
lieved that Cnptain McCalla, an Amer
ican campaigner of long experience in
China, would command. But Great
Britain, with foresight In 1900, just as
today, had hurried Vice-Admlral Sey
mour to the scene of action. Ho out
ranked tho other officers. Great Brit
ain wanted to dominate the situation.
Vlce-Admiral Seymour surprised every
body by going ashore and taking com
mand himself. To tho Chinese from
Father, Mother, Callers, Servants, All
Have Own Designation for Chi
nese Young Women.
Detroit. A Chinese girl does not
start life with ono name and bear It
with hor for the rest of her days, as
does tho member of a Christian fam
ily. A fond father will call his baby
girl his "Moonbeam," whilo his son
goes under tho designation of a
"Phoenix," says the Detroit Times.
When sho begins to run about her
mother probably knows her as a "Lit
tle Sister." CallerB address her as
"Llttlo Daughter of tho House," and
strangers and servants show their re
spect in tho use of "Little Miss."
The Chinese word for an orchid Is
convoyed by Lan. Girls of many typeB
aro nil compnred to tho Queen of
Flowers, but they are equally diversi
fied In tastes and occupations, so they
are distinguished by words of two syl
lables, the latter of which Is "lan." A
Chinese proverb signifies "the words
uttered from a heart full of sympathy
havo tho fragrance of tho orchid " Ab
tho flower ranks so high In tho opinion
of tho people, It would bo difficult to
find a sweeter namo for a girl.
A "Shy Flower" or n "Sweot Blos
som" is a favorlco appellation, nnd the
girls' families and friends know them
by such fanciful words as Puro Heart,
Peace and Modesty couplod with In
dustry, Faith, Truth or some of the
other virtues expected of tho women
of that Eastern Jand. Truth, for in
stanco. is sometimes taken as the ba
sis of names, and, with an ndjectlvo,
becomes a key to tho character of the
individual to whom it is given. Wang-
would havo said that it was abso
lutely Impossible for a rotntlng tool
to bore a truo squaro hole, yet It has
boon dono by tho simplest sort of
mechanism, which can be attached
to any latho or milling muchino.
To describo tho drill and its process
is somowhnt difficult In languago
adapted to tho lay mind not especial
ly versed in mechanical motions. The
principle Involved is that of moving n
triangular shaped drill or cutter In a
squaro inastor guide, or cam. For bor
ing different sized holo "it is uoces-
ft ' -' w -M
llilllliti. ' j
rrr . .
mandarin down to coolie Great Brit
ain was the ruling power. American
naVal offloors on the Asiatic station
(Bay that tho opinion formed then con
tinues. Among officers of tho American
navy whoso dutios tako,them on a con
tinuous round of foreign capitals,
thero 1b constant embarrassment. Al
most invariably tho American tralln
aftor tho British, Gorman, Austrian,
Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Nor
wegian, Russian, Japancso, French.
Spanish, Portuguese, Greok, Turkish.
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Peru
All outrank him. All have vice- ad
mirals and most of them full grado ad
mirals. Foreign wnr vessels which
como Into Vera Cruz today saluto tho
British colors first, steaming silently
past tho rows of American ships, soma
i of them as largo as all threo "llmoya."
i as the Britishers aro called.
1 Native Mexico sees. Mexico also
pays respect to tho British. If Amer
ica had admirals or even vice-admirals
In command of its imposing fleots, the
situation might bo reversed.
In tho Atlantic fleet along tho east
coast of Mexico, centered at Vera
Cruz, aro six rear admirals. All aro
of equal rank, but hold precedence
according to tho date of tholr promo
tion. Tho commanding organization,
according to precedence among tho
rear admirals consequently Is:
Charles J. Badger, commander-in-chief
Atlantic fleet, March 8, 1911.
Cameron McR. Winslow, command
ing spoclal service Bquadron, Septem
ber 14, 1911.
Frank F. Fletcher, commanding first
division, October 17, 1911.
Frank E. Bcatty, commanding third
division, April 27, 1912.
Clifford J. Boush, commanding sec
ond division, March 26, 1913.
Henry T. Mayo, commanding fourth
division, Juno 15, 1913.
In any American commercial organi
zation of the magnitudo of do At
lantic fleet thero would bo an ascend
ing order of ranks, tho officers dimin
ishing in number as the rank ascends.
In almost any other navy thero would
be an admiral in command of such a
large fleet and two or more vice-admirals
and rear admirals In command
of each division.
Tho men in a division of a fleet out
number those in a brigade of the
army. A single ship compares to a
regiment In men. In armament it
equals threo or four reglmonts of ar
tillery. Tho smallest battleship has
between 600 and 700 men. The entire
Twenty-eighth regiment of Infantry
here has only 550 men. A dreadnaught
has between 1,100 and 1,200 men. The
Seventh tho largest regiment here
has not 1,000. A battleship Is a city
In Itself homes and workshops In
which tho population must be drilled
and, when occasion requires, turnod
out to fight.
A division consists of five battlo
shlps ono of which usually Is docked
for repairs and when in fleet or
ganization a varying number of aux
iliary cruisers, gunboats, destroyers,
colliers and other craft. A fleet of five
divisions would be much larger than
an army division.
A captain in the navy ranks with a
colonel in the army. A ear-admiral
ranks with a majqV-gcneral.
Rear Admiral Farragut after the
Civil war was made an admiral. Da
vid Porter was made a vlco-admiral
dlttfaiiiJil;v;Hjit'Rdcath succeeded to
tho full rank oi JWI'tral. Tho rank
of admiral died with Porter.
Appointment of temporary admirals
for command of fleets has been sug
gested. They would always bo out
ranked by admirals of other nntlona
because of length of servico, as po
litical pressuro would be Btrong to
pass tho honor around as rapidly as
Tho result la that tho great Amerl
can navy, which has been built up to
hold tho nation in a place as a world
power, Is always at a tactical disad
vantage when its commanding officers
aro forced into back seats by tho offi
cers of other nations.
pan is a girl who iloen not possess a
brother, but one who wishes sho had
ono. If a son Is born Into tho family
her namo is changed at once, and sho
becomes tho girl who has a brother.
FORTUNE NOT TO CHANGE HIM
Pittsburgh Professor, Now Worth MM-
llono, Won't Quit Work In the
Pittsburgh, Pa. Prof. E. M. Wollank
of the chair of languages at tho Pitts
burgh Normal, who may be tho rich
est schoolmaster In the United States,
will stay in Uio schoolroom and work,
despito his wealth.
Professor Wollank and his son will
soon get a $25,000,000 estato in Berlin.
Tho estato is that of a great-uncle
whoso will provided that It go to the
malo descendants of tho Wollank lino
after a certain timo. Tho time has ex
pired and tho professor and his son,
who is a banker at Delhi, La., are tho
Tho possession of at least twelve and
a half million dollars will not mean tho
retirement of tho professor, he asserts.
Ho Intends to stay in the schoolroom
until ago retires him. Ho couldn't be
happy elsewhere, ho says.
Combine to Fight Mosquitoes.
Rumson, N. J. Prominent New
Yorkers who summer hero havo com
bined to light tho mosquitoes. They
havo made a ten-year contract with a
dredging ahd irrigating company to
romove overy mosquito-breeding placo
within four miles.
sary only to chango the drill, as the
master guide Is adjustable.
Woman Walks In Sleop,
Yonkors, N. Y. While asleep, Mrs.
Chester Parlow walked out of her
homo In a nightgown and was found
half a milo away by hor husband.
Fright Causes Death.
Oyster Bay, N. Y. Mrs. William
DaWBon, fifty-eight, fell from a second
story window, escaped physical Injury,
but died of fright
Chicks Hatch While Kindergarten Class Watch
CHICAGO. Tho klndorgarten class of tho Walsh school has proved itadf
to bo ono of the most interested and observing audiences that over
tched tho hatching of events. Tho object of their attentions is known
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she was acquiring a family.
And now, besides Mrs. Biddy there aro Brownie, Wink, Blink, Tinkle,
Hob, Mob, Cob, Bob, Sucky, Hittabob, Tiny and Tot Biddy to keep them
This is how it came about. Miss Truby believed that a sotting hen
would furnish her class amusement as well as knowledge. So sho borrowed
Mrs. Biddy nnd installed her in a box filled with excelsior and fifteen eggs.
Every other morning papers were laid on tho floor around the box and
on improvised fence was made of tables' stood on edge. Mrs. Biddy loft her
nest only at meal time. When she returned to her nest she would duck her
head and move her body so that tho eggs in tho center wero rolled to tho
outside, nnd thoso on tho outer edge were rolled to the center. In this way
all tho eggs got their fair share of warmth
AH this delighted tho children and made them ask questions. They
wondered how sho could sit so patiently all day, and then, when the inhabi
tants of tho Rhells began to pick their way out toward tho light the class
singly nnd collectively hold Its breath for half a second, and then exhaled it
in a babel of noise. Tho first one out was a brown one, then before many
hours three yellow ones and eight blacks chiseled holes In their cells and
stumbled out Into tho expectant world.
"It was beautiful," said Miss Truby, "to notlco how tho children wntched
tho hen taking enro of her brood, how sho fed them, tended them, took them
under her wings, and how proud sho was of them.
"At night we spread paper In tho box, put a cup of boiled rice or other
food and a pan of wnter beside Mrs. Biddy and her family, and then covered
them with a screen, so that nothing could harm tnem through tho night. If
Borne of these boys and girls don't run chicken ranches some day It will be
Bold Bandit, Thirteen, Robs and Sells His Plunder
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Clarence Hoe, thirteen years old, was arrested
on suspicion of having committed twenty acts of burglary In a couple of
hours In otto night recently, and all In tho same placo. According to tho
police ho admitted tho charge. Young
Hoo's loot, which included quantities
of railroad tickets, pencils, blotting
paper, ink and rubber stamps, came
from the Ocean Shore railroad depot
at Mission and Twelfth streets.
Risking discovery by tho night
watchman tho young bandit expertly
Jimmied tho back door of the depot
and entered. Within all was dark and
the reckless youth had neglected to
provldo himself with tho electric flash
which every up-to-date burglar is sun-
posed to carry. "I didn't know what I would want," young Hoe is reported
as saying," so I took everything "
Twenty laborious trips wero made by tho young malefactor between tho
depot and a "cache" on an empty lot at Market and Tenth streets which fre
quently had been used by Clarence Hoe as a placo of concealment for his
school books on the days when he decided to acqulro information in nickel
odeons instead of at school.
Noxt day one of tho moat peculiar small business establishments ever
seen In San Francisco appeared on the lot not far from tho "cache," with
Hoo presiding over it. Pencils, penholders and various other articles wero
exposed for sale.
Tho little stand came under the observation of Detectives Fred Krncke
and Jack Dolan, who had heard of the burglary at tho Ocean Shore railroad
depot. Young Hoe's combined career of crime and business was cut short.
The youthful burglar lived at 1535 Tenth avenue, South, with his father,
George Hoe, a teamster Now ho is a charge of the Juvenile court.
"Kiddies" Bring Officer Their School Reports
CLEVELAND, O. The blue-coated patrolman on traffic duty lifted his cap
and looked seriously at tho. freckle-faced lad who had beaten his com
panions out of Hough school. "Not so good, Johnniei better study a little
thoy oxhlblt their grade cards each
week, for praise or criticism, before taking them homo. Tho chlldron's at-
tachment to the patrolman has come to the attention of Director of Public
Safety Benesch, and he has written Tafe a letter complimenting him on
his work. '
"The patrolman is a servant of the public school and should never as-
piro to be Its mastor."
In this sentence Tnfo summarizes tho secret of being a good patrolmnn
nnd It Is a motto which Director Benesch wjll endeavor to Impress on tho
minds of every member of tho police force. "Tafo has the right Idea."
Tafo ascribes his Interest In tho work of school chlldron to tho fact that
ho was unnblo to attend school after ho was ten years old, ahd was forced
to educato himself by study at night. "I like to encourage them In their
work," said he.
Bored Blotched Giraffe Sighs in Its Park Home
NEW YORK. it was some day at the Now York Zoological park recently.
For which Raymond L. DItmars, the curator, is authority. And no won
der. A blotched giraffe was received, as was tho highest-priced baboon ever
brought to the park; also a crate of
African tortoises nnd a number of rare
birds of tho hornbill variety.
The giraffe has been on the way
from Africa via Germany, then Balti
more and finally New York. The cura
tor had received giraffes before, so,
when he sent out two men, to meas
ure the height from tho ground of tho
Bronx trolley wires It was not out of
tho ordinary Tho bill of lading
showed nn eight-foot giraffo In a ton-
foot crato, and as tho crato was to
go on a wagon of some noight the curator got out his pencil.
"There's Just two inches to spnro," he exclaimed, "but wo can't
any chances of having tbe giraffo electrocuted."
As a precaution ho sent tho two men along with tho oxprossmen, each
wearing a pair of rubber gloves, so wires could ba lifted if necessary. But
tho curator's figuring wtis accurate, and the two men saw tho crato slldo
neatly under the trolley wires ua tho park was neared with tho high-priced,
Even tho animal sighed when it got out of tho crate and went .into
quarantine for two wcks in the park. It was tho third tlmo it had been
in quarantine since it left Africa. The German officials would not let it
land for fear of hoof ind mouth dlieasa. so It ramatnori nn n twnvi in flor.
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Uiu iiawii tui umnj iuud. ai, nun auvvi
locally as Mrs. Chick A. Biddy, and
the children regard her as something
of a wizard, having seen her trans
form a number of common every day
eggs into Uttlo live creatures that run
around and poop and insist on being
Mrs. Biddy came to tho Walsh
school a few weeks ago, and tho teach
er, Miss E, Cassandrla Truby, placed
her in a corner of tho room, and tho
children fed her all during tho time
more next week," said he. "That's
fine, Mary," as he examined tho grade
card of a little girl who camo dashing
up. Other children excitedly clamored
for tho patrolmnn to examine, their
weekly averages. ,
This Is a regular weekly scene at
Hough avenue and Crawford road,
where Patrolman Daniel P. Tafo, 11212
Ada avenue, Is on traffic duty. Tafe
Is a friend of overy child attending
Hough school, and It Is to him that
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