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ISptclal New York Letter.
humdrum worker by ilny
THE long since been asleep, for
the night has come, but the
lights arc aglnro in the Bohemian
cafes over in the Russian quarter.
There the business man, the rabbi,
the actor, the socialist, the anarchist,
MINE HOST OF RUSSIAN CAFE.
the scholar, the lawyer, the poet, the
dreamer sit check by jowl, biting off
bits of lump sugar and sipping Russian
tea from stone mugs and turn-biers.
The theaters hare closed. It is
reaching the morning hours. It is
dark enough along Mulberry street
and the other east side thorough
fares, but within is the best of good
cheer. Here have gathered the
of the great cast side
though the word itself is tabooed.
Be you Jew or gentile, millionaire or
commoner, you will be welcome to
these free-for-all gatherings of the
people. You may speak as you will
and your word3 will receive careful
heed. There is but one requirement
for your admission to the circle of
this illuminated brotherhood cleverness.
Here the highest class of intelligence
may be found. Here you
may meet men who are thinkers in
the broadest sense of the word; men
who have studied the lessons of life
from theory and practice; men whose
bodies have been pinched with want,
but whose minds have feustcd n the
board of intellectual attainment.
You may hear Shakespeare quoted
as if it were a primer. You may hear
the Darwinian theory of evolution expounded
with a clearness not excelled
by a professor in a college chair.
The sciences, the religions and the
laws of all nations arc at the
tongue's tip, but the favorite theme
of all is the great untaught lesson of
These Russian cafes on the cast
side of New York are practically unknown
outside of the regular
The student, the sociologist nnd
the searcher in the political field
have little knowledge of them. Yet
in them night after night men of all
creeds, all hobbies, meet, sip their
tea and discuss with the greatest of
freedom and intelligence the mighty
economic questions of the age. There
are talkers who are radical, to be
sure, but there arc conservative men,
THE SOCIALISTIC ORATOR.
nnd all give respectful audience to
those who address them.
The east side Hussiun cafe is in
many respects the prototype of the
old London coffee houso of Ben
time. Liquor is not sold there.
Tea is the common beverage. They
drink it without milk and, some-limes,
with a bit of lemon juice
added, bite off a little sugar from a
lump and thus sweeten it in the
There nre many of these cafes o,i
the east side. I'ood is served in
them, but that is a secondary consideration.
They take the place of
clubs. Here the political ibsues of
the day may be discussed without
fear of interruption. They are the
great intellectual centers of Bohemian
New York. In them the problems
of national and international
It is in these places that the literary
workers among the foreigners,
the foreign newspaper men, the professional
men, meet nnd exchange
-their views. It one drops intq pne of
them late after midnight he will flnfi
all animation nnd life. There may bo
a few women, but the little groups
here and there in different parts of
the room are mostly men. Over in
one corner is an nctor who has made
a great success at one of the Yiddish
theaters on the Bowery. He may not
be known to histrionic fame on upper
Broadway, but his name is a household
word on the east side. And he
is a man who is clever. He has talents
of a high order, be he comedian
or tragedian, for you must know
that the cast sido is a severe critic,
and success can only be achieved
there by true talent. He has about
htm an interested group. He is telling
to them a story or an amusing in
cident. His listeners represent tho
lighter side of the night.
In another corner arc eight or nlno
men silently watching two encss
players absorbed In tho intricacies of
the game. Their faces betray tho
deepest interest. They are all experts
and watch with an intensity
that borders on worriment each mova
and study ench possiblity of the play.
Near the center is a man with unkempt
hnlr and haggard eyes talking
with an earnestness that demonstrates
the faith in his own words.
He is n socialist and the room is full
of those who sympathize with him.
He is discussing the situation in
He knows tho life and the movements
of every czar. He knows of
the horrors of Siberia. He calls by
name this one and that one who has
been driven in chains to a Russian
prison. He draws a word picture of
the oppression of his people and his
very thoughts find an echo in tho
brensts of those who surround him.
As one glances into the faces of
the men assembled there he sees a
little world the like of which has
never before entered into his philosophy.
The faces are thin and hungry
looking. They are pale and
drawn and they hnvc about them tho
unmistakable air of the worker between
brick Avails; the toiler for
bread on whom God's sunshine seldom
shines. But through the eyes
comes the light of the higher life.
There may be hungry men there, but
not one among that throng who
would not forego his supper rather
than miss the joy of that one night.
Despite the poverty that
all there is a general air that
bespeaks cleverness and wit and wisdom
and casts n glamour over the midnight
meetings in the Russian cafes
that long remains xipon the memory
of those who visit them.
There is seriousness there, to bo
but above it all bubbles an
YIDDISH ACTOR TELLS A STORY.
fervescent humor that causes all to
smile and enter Into the mood of joyous
intellectuality that pervades all
men and all things. And amidst them
all circulates Mine Host. He is round
and smooth of face, and his smile is
contagious. He is not the stiff and indifferent
proprietor who stands behind
his counter, aloof from tho
guests. His business is to entertain
in the full meaning of the term. To
keep abreast of his guests he is posted
on all the topics of the day. Ho
knows his patrons by name. To show
his willingness to provide for the comfort
of ntl he has his apron tucked,
nround his waist, but he seldom serves.
He passes the good word with thoso
seated about the table. He discusses
the latest song, the news from Russia
and Germany; the attitude of England
toward the Boers; the crisis in
the east; the political situation in
New York, the rule of Tammany or
the strong point in the sermon at ono
of the synagogues the preceding Sabbath.
With each topic he is equally
Nearly all these bright men on tho
cast side have their choice of cafes.
This choice is generally decided according
to the liking thej may have
for the proprietor. If he would make
a success of his business he must be a
man of brains, for his patrons nre pos
sessed of education nnd nullity. Another
reason that determines tho
choice of a cafe is the character of the
men who gather there. One of the
cafes is the official meeting place of
the socialists of the east side and another
Is a Tammany Hall stronghold,
but as a general rule the places are
Bohemian in their mnkcup. Religion,
politics and the drama nre discussed
with equal gusto. Throughout
them nil prevails the feeling of brotherhood.
No introductions are
A welcome is extended to all
sects nnd nil creeds.
The man who studies mnn from
boqks, who looks upon life through n
glnss with rose-colored prisms, whose
religion is the religion of modulated
church bells In tall spires, and who believes
that poverty and crime go hand
In hand would do well to heed with attention
these lowly Russian cafes of
the east side of the great, metropolis.
There would he see a glimmer of that
life he never knew. He would hear a
wisdom that would astound him in its
deepness. He would learn a lesson
that the most astute researches In tho
tomes of his higher ideals could never
FREDERICK BOYD STEVENSON.
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
Dr. Johnson was extremely fond oi
orange peel, nnd used to curry it in
his pocket for the sake of Its odor.
The (Ionium emperor has just pro
seated to the Snimmu chief Mutaiifr.
an ebony stufT, with stiver mountings,
bearing tho kaiser's
One of the priceless treasures oi
in tho esteem of Mmo.
Patti is an old doll which she calli
"Hcnrlctte," which wan given to her
when she was seven years old.
J. B. Gilfllliui, oi
Minneapolis, has given the University
of Minnesota $50,000, the interest tu
be used to assist worthy young men
to obtain a university education.
H. G. Wells, tho novelist, has designed
n house for himself nt Sand-gate,
Knglnud, iu which he pridei
himself thnt nothing which can b
done by machinery will be done bj
Senator I'ornkcr intends to spend
the fall iu 1'orto Rico and make a
thorough study of all Its industries,
classes of population and its varlmu
social, educational and religious institutions.
New York is full of books nnd when
the 6.' Carnegie libraries nre established
nnd "stocked" there will be fret
books accessible to all. The first
llbrarv established in New York
was iu 1S70.
A life-size bust in bronze of Misi
Elizabeth Stephenson, of Marinette
who christened the battleship Wisconsin,
v ill grace the forward cabin ol
that splendid ship, as the gift of hei
father. Isaac Stephenson.
MOST ANCIENT WATER MILL.
Our In Cuiincotlrnt Dmtrnyrd Attn
ItrliiK Oprrntril Two Hundred
nnd Vlfty nr.
What perhaps is the oldest tenure oi
property liv the United States came tc
an end recently when Fowler's mills
in Milford, Conn., passed from the pos
session of William Fowler into that ol
George M. Gtinn, ulnwyerof that town
The mill site nnd tlie perpetual atct
franchise of the Wopowage river, or
which it is situated, have been ownet
by the Fowler family since IG'O, C(
years after the Pilgrims landed a'
Plymouth. William M. Fowler, the las'
owner, kvns the eighth William in a
succession of nine generations. Now
tho water power will furnish electric
ity to light the town, says an easterr
The old mill was the first grist mil
in the colony of Connecticut, and th
second in America. In n shed attachci
to It was operated the first sawmill ii
the western hemisphere. At its door-was
built the first wagon bridge or
When Ansantawae, the sachem o
the Paugasuck Indians, sold to trw
settlers of Milford a strip two mile-long
on the bunks of Wopowage river
William Fowler was one of the bin
er.. He was a leader among the men
of the settlement, to which he ant
40 cithers had conic from the settle
ment of New Haven. He was a mem
ber of the general court of the colony
nnd was one of the first three chi
judges appointed by the governor
ire was also a man of inlluenrt wit!
the Indians, and his skill ns a diploma)
pulled tho little settlement through
many a tight place. In recognition
of his services the villngers, backed
up by the general court, voted to hlir
and his heirs the perpetunl right tc
the use of the water of the Wopowage
The mill was completed in the fal"
of 1510, and on the day before Thanksgiving
the sluice was raised and the
water was allowed to turn the stone
for the first grist of wheat. All day
it ran. The first flour taken from the
mill was baked into bread which was
used In a communion service.
The next year nn npparatus for the
sawing of logs into boards was added
to the mill. There was not n sawmill
in the western world nor was there
one in England even, but the Dutch
had used saws driven by water and
wind power for some time, nnd to
Holland was sent the order, which was
filled several mouths later.
The banks of the Wopowage river
were steep, and the clumsy wagons
of the farmers could not be driven
easily across the ford. The first
planks which came from tho saw
were laid across long beams which
spanned the river, forming the pioneer
Wagon bridge of America.
In the wars of the rcvolutlor. nnd
1S12 the boys and women kept the
mill wheels humming. The old stone
on which the first grist was ground
is within the building to-day. It has
given place to others in the arrangement
of the mill, but the same old tim
bers are iu the sluice and in the race
ns when William Fowler built them.
The present building is the third on
the site, one having been swept away
and another burned.
On n IMii'm Head.
A mnn in Philadelphia wears a
commonplnce looking little pin ns n
watch chnrm, on tho head of which is
cngrnved the English nlphabet in old
English lettering, and in the center is
cut the yenr when it was done, "1900."
J he naked eye cannot distinguish a
Stnrcke, who did the work, spent one
erful magnifying glass, such ns is
used by n watchmnkcr, reveals tho
letters of the alphabet in proper order
nround the edge of tho head,
every character separate nnd perfectly
formed. The engraver, August
turcke, who did the work, spent ono
year at it, and so tedious was it that
he could only work nt it a few minutes
at a time indlnnnpolls News.
Itliiinliiu; for (Ifllcr.
Rome men nre beaten for office
they nre too well known nud
others because thev are not known
well enough. Washington (la) Doni-
Tho Stentu I.ocomotlTe Doomed.
It it claimed thnt within a few year tho
electric motor will completely supplant the
steiru locomotive, nnd trains will then ruth
long at a tpeed of 100 miles on hour. To
travelers this will prove a jcrcat blessing,
but no more no than llostettcr'n Stomach
llittcnt, has proved a Mcsning to those who
wish to regain their health quickly, Tho
Hitters euro dyapeptia, indigestion,
malaria, lever anil Bene, alio improves
the appetite and purities the blood.
A man nnd woman begin to talk freely
to each other after they have been married
a month, and usually overdo it. Atchiion
flOO Itrwnrd flOO.
Tha readers of thit paper will be pleated
to learn that there is at lcatt one (headed
dueatc that science has been able to cure in
all its stages, and that u Catarrh. lUll'e
Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure
known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, require a
constitutional treatment. JlaTl k Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, nit 1 rrctly
upoa the blood and mucous si. of the
system, thereby destroying the
ol the diseaiis and gH'lhg the patient
strength by building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing its work. The
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powers that they offer One Hundred
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Hall's Family Pills are the beat,
Somo skeptics are like the near-sighted
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Cascarets Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put
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If love gets into the nrcrage modern
courtship us a stowaway, even, lie Is lutky,
Happiness cannot be taught, but one of
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Patience What it the sign when a man
kiHC. a girl on the forehead'
Patnre 1 should say it wa a sign that
lit was rattled Yonkers Statesman.
Uneasy lies tho head that doesn't know
how long it is going to wear a crown. Puck.
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"Fee here," eiclaimsd Mr. Poplelgb, "1
don't propoto to hart that burglar alirrn
in our bedroom. We'll put it downstairs
in the hall "
"Nonsense'" replied hit wife. "Then wt
won't hear it when it o off."
point.' Philadelphia Press.
The man who boasta that he never speaks
ill of an enemy must hove been whiiiij
nltout every other day when he was a school,
boy. Indianapolis hews.
i uoou never tails to nlm who neser f.tl.
to seek it. Ios Angeles Herald.
In most cases of dyspepsia
i the .stomach is not nt fntilt nt
nil. A chronic, MugKish condition
of the liver keeps the
system loaded with waste mat
ter, nnd thus the functions of
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the remedy must do all claimed
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Trice 50 cents.
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t.ww .iittjr fiuunui
of "actual" Potash from the
soil. Unless thi3 quantity
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Jl the following- crop will
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burner to five. If your dealer does not
have them, write to nearest agency of
STANDARD OIL COMPANY.