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A BIRD OF PEACE.
NON-COMBUSTIBLE CAR IN NEW YORL
ANON-COMBUSTIBL.B trolley, car made of pressed steel, in successful
operation on Broadway, ! New York, is said to be the first of its kind.
It is modeled; very closely on the lines of the double
truck wooden car. There. is no wood used in the; construction of this car,
except a portion of the,, window sash, roof and .floor matting strips, \u25a0 and
these have -been thoroughly treated with nre-pro6fiing. T compound, which
makes them non-combustible. .
The picture ' is from; the Street Railway Journal. -
FIRST STEEL. CAR USED ON STREET RAILWAY.
LOVE IN THE. ARCTIC REGIONS
. Neither Secretary Taft nor Secretary Shaw has yet screened himTelf
in to keep off the Presidential mosquito.— Birmingham News.
\u25a0 — — — » — — • '\u25a0
One theory is that the boilers on the gunboat Bennington were in
spected by a national bank examiner.— Kansas City Times. .
If France changes its New Year to March 21, Parisians •will have
an opportunity to swear off twice in one year.— Washington Star. *
It was also a satisfaction to note that our accomplished President was
able to talk to his diplomatic guests in any language that seemed convenient
to them. — Washington Times.
Secretary Shaw will be unable to take a rest. What time he can spare
from chasing his Presidential boom is spent in trying to outrun those rumors
of his resignation.' — Washington Post. •
If the Agricultural. Department made the weather there would doubt
less be grafters to hold up the farmers until they secured a satisfactory
price for good weather. — Elmira Gazette.
THE PRESS OF THE NATION.
exacerbating me, one
.whose genius you
6ho v 1 d : have ap
proached with men
tal discalceation.- So,
I tell you. with
words,' nothing, will
rende r ; lgnoscible
your conduct to me.
I warn you that I
would vellicate your
nose if I thought
that any moral'diar
throsis thereby, could
be - performed— lf I
thought I should not
lmplgnorate my , re
putation. :'. Go, tachy-~
with your 2 class " ln
quinate ;f antors;
dr aw objectations
from the 'thought,' If
you can) of/: having
synchronlcally ' / lost
the - existimation \u25a0 of
the greatest . ; poet
.'And t yet all these
words -.are; 1 - to ' be
found iri -the diction
ary .--Chicago Jour:
The number of obsolete words that are
to be found in Webster's, Dictionary is
considerably larger than people have any
idea of. The following letter, written
by an alleged poet to an editor who had
treated his poetry with derision, fur
nishes some idea of them. \u25a0 •'..
"Sir: You have . behaved like an im
petlginous 6crogle! Like those who, en
vious of any moral celsitude, carry their
unglcity to the height of creating ,sym
posically the -fecund words which my
pollymathic . genius uses _wlth \ überty to
abligate the tongues of the weetless! Sir,
you have crassly parodied my own pet
words as though they were trangrams. \u25a0 ; I
will not coascervate reproaches--I,; will
oduce a veil over the | atramehatal In
gratitude which has chamfered even my
indiscerptible heart. I am silent on the
focillation which my coadjuvancy must
have given you when I offered to be
come your fantor and ' adminicle. I will
not speak of the ,lippltude, the oblepsy,
you have < shown in * t .-• " : : ';'.;.\u25a0
A VOCABULARY TEST.
WHEN it was necessary to call the attention of the country to
the need and the possibilities of irrigation in the arid and semi
arid regions, it was done by the meeting of the first irrigation
congress in Salt Lake City. That body stuck to its text., It con
sidered only irrigation and subjects naturally impinged upon it. It
was composed largely of practical irrigators, who had no axes to
grind. From that beginning the organization continued until its ob
ject was accomplished in the passage of the Federal irrigation law
and the protection of the irrigable part of the public domain for the
uses of that vast experiment.
Since then the. utility of the congress is questionable. Its name
has been plagiarized by a private organization, which is little less than
a graft, and its discussions have strayed far afield from irrigation.
During its present meeting in Portland the members have said that
this and the last meeting at El Paso have been fizzles. This means
that the natural cause which made the congress necessary no longer
exists. Its work is accomplished and it lingers superfluous on the
stage. Interesting papers upon the various branches of irrigation
have been read at Portland to audiences of twenty-five delegates,
while the rest of the twelve hundred members have been entirely
inattentive. Unless some real utility can be found for it, it is better
that the congress shall cease, rather than continue as the instrument
of purposes entirely foreign to that for which it was created.
Irrigation is no longer to be promoted by mass meeting, nor by
the oratory of non-irrigatprs. It has become a dreadfully practical
matter, worked out by the man and shovel, by the side ditches and
checks, over the growing crops on land that once. was desert. This
man with his hip boots and shovel is watching flowing water and
gopher holes, and sumps and breaks in the ditch, and is not in Port
land listening to orations. He knows more about irrigation than the
finest spellbinder, arid is applying his knowledge. •
THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS.
npHE changes of the situation at Kittery Navy Yard are so sud-
I den and acute that no one may say certainly that the issue will
1 he war or peace. The Japanese envoys are now, as in the begin
ning, calm and inscrutable. They have indulged in no yam demon
stration nor idle talk, but have abided by their first position in all
important details, except in the modification suggested by President
Roosevelt. The President has retained control of the situation to a
remarkable degree, and has labored manfully to hold the envoys to
gether-while he exhausts all of the possibilities. But it is said, and
with a strong show of truth, that another is covertly playing against
him, and that other is the Kaiser.
The German is not doing this openly, but covertly. The Presi
dent has toiled in the open as far as Japan and Russia are concerned.
The Kaiser has played his part secretly with one party alone, the
Czar. We had occasion to say recently in connection with Germany's
entrance upon the question of the status of Morocco that that em
pire has ulterior motives that require a Continental disturbance and
shifting of alliances. Peace just now between Russia and Japan will
mean the strengthening of the disposition of the world toward an
amiable solution of international issues. War anywhere, war for
wliatever cause, War regardless of results, seems to be the idea of
ihe Kaiser respecting German interests. So it may be true, that in
iheir interview on the Gulf of Finland the Czar was stiffened by
the Kaiser and his obdurate attitude is accounted for by the assurance
of German sympathy.
Germany stands to win in the event of further war. Russia has
been financed by France. Not only does France hold her public se
curities to a vast amount, but has extended to her enormous commer
ciaPcredits. Peace would make these claims good. War to a finan
cial breakdown would impair or destroy them, to the vast injury of
France. Talk is cheap, but the fact is that it is a permanent feature
in German policy to weaken France and keep her subordinated as a
Continental power. So we have the Kaiser playing Russia's hand
against the President. In the beginning it was announced from
Russian official sources that if peace negotiations were broken off
Russia would make it plain to the world that Japan was responsible.
This, it was said, would deprive Japan of the sympathy she had en
joyed in the Western world, but the President has spoiled this pro
gramme. The accommodation, the yielding, the willingness to make
the path easy for the other party, the concessions, have all been by
That Russia feels keenly her failure to put her. enemy in fault is
shown by the .veiled criticism of President Roosevelt. His word
goes among the nations. He believes in facts as they are. He sees
through the Russian attempt to put Japan in the attitude of sumg
for peace. Like the rest of the world, he knows that Japan is the
victor, and the world knows that her terms to the vanquished are
moderate and reasonable. Russia is no stranger to a war indemnity.-
She exacted it twice from Turkey. The Kaiser took it to the last
possible centime from France. To deny Japan the fruits of her
victory in a war that was forced upon her for self-defense is to trifle
with the world.
There are reasons of course why Russia finds it desirable to
fight on. With these De Witte, the reformer, is probably not in sym
pathy. The Grand Arm}- of Russia, the selected legions that took
part in the stated military reviews, is exhausted. Further war de
pends upon conscripts. These come from the classes in Russia that
disturb the autocracy. What if they have to be kicked and clubbed:
into box cars for transportation to slaughter in Asia! Russia can
spare them and Japan is doing her a favor by killing them. - What
if their families at home perish wretchedly by famine! That is one
way to get rid of people who follow a grievance into revolution against
It has been the hard task of President Roosevelt. to find in the
Czar motives that arise in a genuine interest in humanity, in a genuine
regard for his people. The President is not one to give up in the face
even of weighty opposition. If the Kaiser could reach the Czar so
can he. He intends that if negotiations fail the blame shall not be
misplaced and that it shall not rest upon him. Russia has failed to
place it upon Japan. If the mighty action at arms ready for demon
stration on the plains of Northern Manchuria and Korea shall soon
take place, the hosts of Oyama, Kuroki and Nogi will have the
sympathy of the lovers of fair play and honest diplomacy. But the
bearded warriors of Linevitch, the conscripts forced from their
homes, will have also the sympathy and the pity from the world
which are denied them by their master.
Mrs. Laura Dainty- Pelham,. an en
thusiastic champion o;C woman, listened
to what the professor had to say and
remarked: "I cannot aigree with Profes
sor Starr's views on tßis subject. While
it is traditional with* us .that we get
the best guidance from our mothers, I
believe the result is better where the
direction of children is equally divided
between ; the father and the •* mother.
There are influences . a mother can
exert over a child which the father
cannot, and In turn ; there are influ
ences which the fathjer can. bring, to
bear which, the mothsr does not pos
sess. I think an 'all-i'pother' child or
an 'all-father' child .is in some
thing." ;S's>Mi ;;v--:-r;V^;; ;v --:-r;V^;
Professor Starr used the words "bar
barism" and "barbarity" In a scientific
sense. He did not intend, according to
those who heard him talk, to convey
the idea that the animal instinct or the
impulse of brutality Is stronger In
woman than in man, but simply that
the personality, intellect and force of
the man, broadly speaking, have a more
powerful, uplifting and developing in
fluence than the same attributes of
"I was brought up by my mother,
but if I had been brought up by my
father I would not have been 60 bar
; Professor Starr cited himself as a liv
ing example to demonstrate the, truth
of .what he said. Thfjre was a buzz of
interest and a smiled that" narrowly
missed being audible.\when".the;profes
sor reached this point. The students
thought there " mightT be no room "for
argument, unless it was to call atten
tion to the logical fallacy of, arguing
from an individual case to a general
conclusion. \u25a0\u25a0 \^'O;>-I'.^ \~-:
When man alone Wields an influence
over the child, he says, ttie ( 'result is
more in the ; directioi) of refinement of
character an'dthe development of man
Defending cannibalism, he says it is
all right to eat a healthy companion
to save oneself from starvation. JHe
draws the line, however, on killing the
companion for that purpose. He thinks
the support of foreign missions is a
waste of money, becfiuse. much of the
funds contribnted therefor are injudi
ciously spent, or not spent at all.
Remembering these theories of Pro
fessor Starr, Chicago was not greatly
surprised when he said that woman's
guidance of the young tends to-pro
Two or three months ago he intro
duced what the students -were pleased to
call the "Mexican dope party." The weed
marihuana, which is alleged to produce
strange visions and feelings not cata
logued in; the books on physiology, was
passed around among willing subjects.
It was Professor Starr who' brought the
Alnus from their native islands to -the St.
Louis Fair, after leaning their language
and habits. He studied them carefully
and then announced Ithat the heathen
races are in', many -.respects superior to
the civilized people. \u25a0'.
The American peoplii, he declares; are
gradually taking on the characteristics of
the Indian. Professor; Starr has exam
ined thousands of whites and found that
their cheek bones were becoming higher
and their hair was becoming straighter
and blacker. .^i'i&'Vr *'&'\u25a0?\u25a0 - '
Professor Starr disappears from the
haunts of the white man -every little
while and spends his time among Indian
tribes, into several of jwhich he has been
initiated. ; > i
College students love Professor Starr
for his eccentricities.: He is one of the
interesting figures on the campus. Pedes
trians who meet the professor must take
cere of themselves. He assumes that
part of the, sidewalk is his to walk upon
and that those going in the opposite di
rection intrude on hts domain at their
women are responsible for more
barbarism in the world than are men, he
added another to his unique collection of
theories. Professor Starr is taken to task
periodically bp preachers,' scientists, a.nd
especially by women; but he goes his way
convinced that he is right in his views
on human impulses and foibles."
Professor. Starr, is a bachelor. "-. Accord
ing to his own statement he never has
been in love, and never expects to be.
With .complacency he declares ;he does
not understand the* divine passion.'^ ••\u25a0•He.
does, however, believeUn congeniality of
souls, and not long ago devised a "matri
monial party" to demonstrate some!theo
ries regarding the attraction 'which one
person has for another. He gathered to
gether his students and promised to pick
out their affinities from, the crowd.' The
idea of a public mating of students' did
not appeal to some conservative members
of the university,, faculty, and much of
the professor's demonstration was carried
out in private, to the amusement and
embarrassment of the students enlisted.
WHEN Professor Frederick Starr, ; of
the University of Chicago, declared
to his class in anthropology that
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FRIDAY .- .- .AUGUST 25, 1905
THE SMART SET
A. J. Waterhouse
' \u25a0 ffi HEY is some," said Uncle ; Bijah,
T V "that insists that heaven's
"r . found .
On the other, side, the river when the
mists lias rolled away,
An* that lucky, ones that git there '11 mos\
; ' likely set around
Onthelovel^i marble benches, with the
: harps Uhev'll love ter play;
Frit I ain't so fond of music but 1 reckon
I wouJd git "\u25a0;'.
Som« tired of playin' anthems, an*. I
skurcely feel a doubt
That the blessed" ones In heaven whom
my music chanced to hit
Would prob'ly heave some painful sighs
s an' frequently move out.
. My heaven won't be music or
Atrleast 1 reckon so,'
. But^ff another fellers is
. - I guess he'll have a show.
"There's ; Ezry Bills," said Uncle 81. ."he
says-he think? he'll be
-As happy as the other saints In makln'
; j flats on' sharps, • '- \
But VI reely* don't believe it. unless he
\u25a0 •' ; seems ter, see
A chance fer makin* chattel loans -upon
the golden harps:
An' Silas Sorgrum says he feels that hap
' • piness he'll know
; While tinkle-tankle-tinklin* in the coun
l try. of the blest, ~
But I'm; pretty middlin' certain that it
. . never will be so
Unless} they give .to him a harp some
bigger than the rest.
I: may be some mistaken, but
To me it's, plainly showed
-. . That in that 'ternal reapin'-we
Will reap the crop we sowed.
"There's Sister Bellus" says she knows
she'll dearly love that speer.
An' : f eelin' that 1 the heavenly door Is
t ..-.' gainst the sinful shet,
But.'knowin' Sister Bellus, unto me it's
." -mlddlin' clear.
That she won't be very happy 'less the
. . ransomed are her 'set.* .
An* so It goes clear down the line, or' so it
. seems ter me:
We are talkin' of the heaven that the
prophets used ter sing,
An* we're yellin* halleluyer! fer the
. glories that we'll see.
When all the time we're buildln* fer a
different, nort o*. thing.
Per'aps I am mistaken some,"
Said Uncle 81, "and yit
1 reckon that I'm buildin'
Fer exactly what I'll git."
WHAT THE PHILOSOPHER ERASED.
mHIS is what the philosopher wrote on
A his tablet, and then he rubbed out the
Talk universal peace, and believe in it,
regardless of what men may say. The
world always has termed its prophets
cranks— but mankind advances.
If you have' a better than average
brain, do "not take pride unto yourself
therefor. You did not make the brain.
Rejoice that you and Folly have walked
together. If you never had done so you
would not have known how to avoid the
path that she treads.
As the wise man said, know thyself—
but pray without ceasing that nobody else
Judge not by beginnings. Man is born
the mo9t helpless of fools, yet he becomes
thetwisest of all terrestrial creatures.
Thus did the philosopher write. But
he erased the words, for he said to him
self, "Those who know these things do
not need them, and * those who do not
krow never will pay any heed to them."
"Mrs. Billets says that her Bobbie is
for all the world precisely like his father."
"Tnat must please her."
"It does. I was talking with Bobble's
teacher the ; other day, and she told me
that Bobbie was a regular young mut
"Evidently Mrs. Billets is right."
"How did you come out after the races.
"Like most of the rest. I noticed."
"How, was that?" ;
HOW HE WALKED.
HE received a tip on a favorite horse.
So he went to the races, and rode
in a hack.
Oh, the rest of this tale is bitter or
;v ; worse;
He rode to the races, but
He went for an evening at the club, -
And the line he trod was straight, I
- ' wis,. , . . > '" ...
But when. he returned, and there's the
\u25a0\u25a0 way he ** muc h >^ »
YOU look at a peacock. Ephraim.
and you are delighted by its
beauty; you hear it "sing," and you
are not so delighted — the ardor of your :
admiration Is dampened., That .is the
way it Is with some of us human be
ings, my boy. We look fairly well;
our clothing fits us; we are quite pre
sentable; ;bus Just as; we are congrat
ulating ourselves on these facts some
one of our actions does Its singing for
us and there we , are! The peacock is
betrayed" and its song is not admir
able. If ; you don't believe me look
about you a. little.
In Trinity's little chapel the wedding
of Miss Ednah Robinson and Charles
Sedgwlck Aiken was celebrated yesterday.
The bride and groom approached th<»
altar- together, and in the presence of
only the Immediate families, the scrip
tural words were spoken by Rev. Hulme.
There were no attendants and th«
bride wore her going away gown of
cafe au lait cloth with hat to match.
• The chancel, adorned In strings of
smilax, bore out the note of simplicity
which marked the event.
Mr. and "Mrs. Alken left soon after
for Del Monte and will be at home after
November 1 on Chestnut street. Pre
ceding . the Alken-Roblnson nuptials
was a breakfast "at the Bohemian
Club, and it seems that the intent
secretive was carried further than merely
to the general public.
\> A wedding in Portland took pla<«
last Tuesday, the principals being BUsa
Irene Burton of Los Angeles and Wil
liam C. Aiken, a brother of yesterdays
; Upon their arrival in this city they
were greatly surprised to find thai
Charles S. Aiken was also about to
enter upon matrimony and that the
motif of the breakfast was of double
intent — complimentary to the recent
wedding and a precursor of the wed
ding so soon to follow.
It Is needless to say that this wa9
indeed a festal board, the air ringing
with messages and wishes congratu
Probably the wittiest of recent im
promptu verse was heard In these lines
of Charles K. Field, a guest of the
breakfast, and called "The Aiken Epi
Let others sing With vibrant strin*
Or eacb world-famed infection.
Bubonic plague Is but a. vasrue
And slmp.'e predilection —
For record-br«ttking wave systemio
Behold the , Alken eoidemic!
New Orleans knows the fever throes
\u25a0 But they are only yellow.
Each Aiken shows couleur de roa»,
Becoming to the fellow!
Such" tceiitle procertles alchemic
Lie In the Alken epidemic!
They long have been in quarantine
Avoldln* all exposure —
But now they meet the microbe sweet.
And sudden comes disclosure.
Even I've no heart to launch polemic
Against .this charming epidemic.
'Twas an occasion of much happiness
and mirth, those freely entering into th<?>
spirit of the hour being Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Alken, Misa Helen Rob
inson, Miss Florence C. Alken. Mrs.
Linda H. Bryan, Mrs. Mabel Howe. John
McNaught. C. Preston Robinson,
Charles K. Field and Mr. and Mr 3.
Charles Sedgwlck Aiken.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morrow were at
home on Tuesday evening, receiving a
large number of guests. The affair was
given In honor of Mr. and Mrs.. Hol
brook Blinn. although Mr. Bllnn was
obliged to leave for New York sooner
than he intended and Mrs. Bllnn bade
many adieus, for her Eastern departure
lies In the near future.
The evening was devoted to music
and conversation mainly, with a very
enlivening pantomime by Mr. Belknap.
whose artistic cleverness in that line
of achievement is arousing much en
Miss Ruth Powers sang three dainty
numbers, accompanying herself with a
finished skill that might be envied by
Mr. Loom is, the composer, graciously
added to the . programme, giving w.
characteristic Intonation of tne In
dian's melody. ' "" «
Two readings, delightfully accepta
ble, though in strong* contrast, wera
given respectively by John McNaught
and Clarence Mark Smith, the former a
poetic morsel, the latter strong in
With song and piano by Alfred Cogs
well and Ther.rior Salmon, the even
ing was rounded and adleU3 belated.
• • •
Mrs. Lehman Blum announces the en
gagement of her daughter. Mabel, to
Mejer Blum of Germantown. Colusa
County. The bride has a wtde connec
tion among wt-11 -known families of this
city and is a graduate of the University
of California, having completed ..the
course with the class of 1904.
Mr. Blum is a prosperous and well
known business man of Colusa County.
• • •
Mrs. Alfred Hunter Voorhies an
nounces that the first assembly will
take place on November 3. and before
many days there will be a scurrying
back to town tc prepare for -all thes-*
lively affairs. , •
• ' .* *
Mrs. Inez Shorb" White's Friday
Night* Dancing Club will give four
dances during the winter. Beginning
in November, each month following will
bear a date for this" happy assemblage.
This Is good news, and the coterie of
merry-makers are already preparing
for a brilliant season.
\u25a0.~\>\u25a0 \u25a0 . - \u25a0 •
The annual charity ball given for thn
Hospital of. Confederate Soldiers will
take place this year on October 8.
This Is furthered each year by tn»?
Aloert .Sidney Johnston Chapter, rfc
which Mrs. A. H., Voorhies is president,
and Is arranged to take place during
the national convention of the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy In this city.
Joseph D. Reddins Is departing again
for tho East, ami the uncertainty of his
return is arousing many regrets. •
- • • • '. .
Mrs. Walter Scott left on Wednesday
for ..the East, taking her two llttla
daughters. They* will =be ..away soreo
months in Baltimore as guests of Mr.
Mrs. Eleanor Martin left yesterday
for Los Angeles. Accompanying ' werg
Mrs. J. Downey Harvey. Miss Aniti
Harvey and Miss Genevieve VLstrv»y.
Their stay is not defined, and proba
; bly several weeks will ensue before thi3
happy party retraces its steps. ,;
Many attractions will be forthcom
ing; and for the; two brlsht maids ther»
will be much feting and merriment.
A FEW DEFINITIONS.
NOT according to the dictionaries,
but _as .confirmed, by popular
Trust 'magnate— One whom the most
of us' loathe, abhor, condemn and—
would like to be.
„ JuBtice-r-Sbmething that will be
neither bribed, bought nor "owned— by
a poor man.
Love— A painful tickling sensation
felt only in' the presence of a person
of the opposite sex. It frequently ter
...'. \u25a0•'"•.- - . ' minatcs in marriage
Remorse — The . feel
ing ;that is noticed
the morning after. ,
' The Y prodigal's re
turn^-For fun; par
ticulars address ; all
letters :of inquiry to
George D. CqlHhs. ' "
~. Honorable perquis
ites-That w h 1 c h
falls w, - n we shake
that falls when the
other, fellow shakes
the ? tree.
Noble . financier—
Mr. Lawson's well
known modesty pre
vents the publication
of v , his name In this
connection. J •
aires, except Thomas
Man— The guesser
who never gives It
— or . very shortly
Woman— The great
ANSWERS TO QUERIES.
NAME OF A STREET— S. S. H. B. C.
City. The proper way to spell the nam©
of the street asked about Is Kearny.
INVESTMENTS— A. O. S.. Geyserville.
Cal. The purpose of the Department of
Answers to Queries 13 to answer, ques
tions of general Interest, not to advise
people how to invest their money.
NAVY : YARD— E. D. T.. and others.
Tracy " and elsewhere. . The naval of
ficer, in command of the navy yard at
Mare Island Is Captain F. J. Tracy, U.
For the Pretty 51 aid*
"'And what Is your fortune, my pret
"•Milk Chocolate Creams, kind sir.
she said." * '~ - .r ' - ,
.Only at Haas' Candy Stores, Phelan
building and James Flood building. •
Townsend'a California Gla.ce Fruits, In
artistic fire-etched boxes. New store novr I
open. 767 Market street. •-•*"\u25a0
Special infornuuion supplied daily to
business houses and public men by ths
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 30 Cali
fornia street. Telephone Mai* 1041. •
THE- SAN FRANCISCO; CALI^-FRIDAY; iAUGUST 25, 1005.
His Wife Says She Doesn't Care How
Many Men Kiss Her Husband.
CONDUGTOR THERIEN TELLS ABOUT
THAT OSCULATORY ACT OF
THE RUSSIAN ENVOY.
AT last the information. is given to the world at large! The conductor
"who was manhandled by M. de Witte has consented to enlighten a pal
pitating public as to how it feels to undergo the osculations of a Rus
sian plenipotentiary, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. Oh, joy! .
Says Mr. Therieri, the maltreated railroader, who himself is a European,
a dapper little Frenchman:
"I did not know what to do for a moment. The situation embarrassed
me. I have been among Americans so long that I have almost; forgotten
European customs. When I realized, however, the sincerity with which the
salutation hadbeen given by the Russian nobleman I felt greatly hon
ored. You see, It all happened. this way: fp'l \u25a0:'."\u25a0 " ".i \u25a0
"When we stopped at Back Bay M. de. Witte did hot follow the other
members of the party to the elevator, but strode oft in the direction of the en
gine. When he reached the cab he motioned to Engineer J. E. Magoun and
put out his hand for a handshake. <-\u25a0\u25a0;,**
"Magoun leaned out of his cab and the two men shook hands. The fire
man was honored the same way. • .
/';> "As il. de Witte turned to Join his party I touched him on the elbow to
direct him to the elevator, and spoke to him in French. It was then that
he threw open his arms, and, .with a nearty embrace, kissed me on the
Conductor Therein is very popular on the Newport line. He has a wife,
who says she does not care how many men kiss her husband.
.RAILROAD MEN HONORED BY M.'IDE WITTK.
—NEW YORK PRESS.