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A. WENDELL JACKSON'S MIGHTY COUP
"Who's Jackson?"
A lot of bankers have been asklng
this question during the past few
days.
Jackson? Why, he's the same per
son who financed China to her recent
$50,000.000 loan when the so-called
. .. six-powers group of bankers repre
senting Great Britain, France. Ger
many. Russia. Japan and the United
States wouldn't lend the budding re
public all this real money.
This new factor in world finance is
a Massachusetts Yankee. His tather
was a seafaring man-no wonder the
son's rovings around the world. Jack
son was born in Chelsea, Mass., but he
was only a boy of six when Jackson,
Sr., decided to pioneer it to Califor
nia. The family took ship to the
Isthmus and the train across, and so
made their way to California. The
boy went to public school in San Fran
cisco and then to high school-college
"as not in his thoughts. This in
1170. He later graduated from the University of Califorala.
One day he chanced to read in a newspaper that there was a scholar
ship to be awarded in the budding University of California at Berkeley, just
across the bay, and the youth who might pass the best examination could
have it. Young Jackson tried; he won. That changed his whole life. He
had to work out the rest of his expenses at the university, but this was
not difficult. He was graduated from the university in 1874. afterwards
studying in Freiburg and Leipsic, Germany. Later he was interested in
fnanctng big enterprises throughout most of Europe and Asia, especially
Chlna.
The story of how this adventurer in the higher realms of finance took
the wind out of the sails of the proudest money magnates of the world is
delicious. These gentlemen of the eminent six-power syndicate were busy
telling China that the money she so badly needed could only be had by
allowing them a say-so on how it was to be spent. China demurred. As
long as she had to pay 5 per cent. Interest, why not have some control over
the way the loan might be used?
The trouble was at its height, the bankers backing and filling, the
diplomats In despair, when Jackson reached London. Here was big game.
He promptly cabled to Peking that he-could get the money on any terms suit.
able to China and added that these particularly uppish financiers of the
six powers were not the only bankers in the world.
China accepted, and Jackson, visionary, promoter, shoestring financier,
a Col. Sellers-up-to-date. got the money!
As he says, "There's $50,000,000 waiting for the Chinese republic now
and a many more millions as it requires In the future, If it will have
them.
"The first instalment has already been handed over to China. The
Chinese minister in London has been instructed to Inform Great Britain
that the contract has been completed. Sir J. N. Jordan, British minister
at Peking, has also been notled."
MRS. LUND BOOMS "LITTLE FARM" PLAN.
Mrs. Haviland H. Land of Los An
geles. Cal., one of the leai.ing advo
astes of the "little farm" Idea. Is now
a the eeast organlsing local branches
of tha Natiqal poerward to the Land
Ome o the objects of the laeeo Is
te purchase tracts of land oe the out
sirts of the big cities throughout the
Vtited States and subdvide them ln
to eme seo bras, to be equipped and
i-sed ever to the industrious peer.
Mr. Lead has seeseded in In
tresting masy pjmlaeat people.
who have pI e d ur moral and an
"I amso the opiaeio." said Mrs.
-mA, "that oa ml is i of the oew
lplgisal mladim fr the living prob
em a may eof t big eleter poor.
 a m as hbes to eratism fer
museal ears ear sea Diege. CaL,
and hs proeds eseassn" in every
wr. The ert Iaterest your lead.
lag me and em ss man to be tak
St the ea sartaly gives me great pleasure and courgemet
"hers Is p ty o land is the vicinity of all large cities which will nad
Its gatest poductive esa under the efforts of the small tract farmer."
"The plan is importut to the whole community. Many of the dependents
md the aged who may mer to be useless as productive units in the
setmie life of the city can ern a good living and happlines on a properly
estrvated Henee tarm."
KING6 FERDINAND NOW TAKEN SERIOUSLY
A calm observation of the effects
* of the Balkan war on the restless,
suspclous "concert of Europe" leads
to one Illumlnatng O0ocluslo The
map makers, national carpenters of
the embassles, and the foreign minas
tries have at last decided to take sri
onusly the man of the hour. Perdi.
nand, the tsar of the Bulgarlasu. No
longer do you hear references to the
"Tsarvenu"-the title which Sir Pred
erlek Burnand and London Peunch
gave Ferdinand of 80ofi in 1908.
His pictures are seen everywhere
now-the bright "aiglon" eye; the
sharp. Napoleonic nose; the firm
to a point Perdlnand is the grand
son of Louis Philippe of Fracs, who
was driven Into exile by a quip and
a partiality for curloitie la um
brelluas which shocked the senslbli.
ties of the fastidiou Parisans.
Neuesarily a Bourboa. be Is unlloe
the emttre Boarbon l laherita
e strn, usinsssllm e quatls his maternal saneests. Many steriss
have beesn tald o- I-,ir-weow remeasg the enmewd heads. Meat ao
thm awe utrue and uaJut.
SIR EDWARD CARSON CALLED DICTATOR.
A rearkable pen-peture of BSir
Divas Cares, the leader of the
-alml-t "revolt" agaaist home role
a Ulster, who aspt time bas
e of e the mst talted of and
powertl men in the United Ktin
m bs soetrited to the fseans
Joar mlist has m ade hir lmself a
p1le something lte that of the late
6. W. bevems, sN nl part:
"Sir Ddwmra Cares is the dietator
SUlstor. * * The people of
Ulater, apart from that Cattbole
maerity who e half-holidays may
ha M la figy o street lamp
pests, are puppets who adane whim
"e panls the string. At the wered
"o~" fro% hIm they woeud advmne
at quiek stop to ay lnd of danager,
hre., and death He es play apom
their emotloss en spin a 84dl, with
moe than lve strlas, with ttp or a
hda thousand striage phleke
mm their hemrts and ready to quivr at the udmad of that deep perasie
gg o ah ai' Me ibe their hearts in the hollow of hs han.
' e br e mr as pem thoea. They have a kiad of worslp er hl,
_ & J meter f their ate, chamapla their u
emthm ha rolled up to him In waves of
imaerd ea adsce) em a talmmhal wweea"
MONUMENT TO A PATRIOT AND MARTYR
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HIS mnument to Dr. Jose Rizal ia to be erected in front of the new Ilegislative building at Manila. Dr. RI.
a wsthe leader in the war of independence of the Philippines aga ast Spain in 1896 and was tried and
executed.
'BOY HELD IN VAULT
Youth Imprisoned for Four Hours
in Burial Place.
Young SGerge Smedley and Play
mates Found Deeoor of the Tomb
of Here of Tippecanoe
Open and Went In.
Cincianati.-George Smedley. s.l
teen years old, living at North Bedd.
a the Ohio. a tew milee from Cln
cinnati, was a prisoner for four hours
in the vault of President William
Henry Haglisoa's tomb, standing loe
ly and sombre on the heights ower
looking the river.
Young Smedley and two compamtons
wandered up to the tomb and, finding
the door open, went ilside. Smedley
remained ton the Interior after his teo
panlos had emerged, and they. as a
joke, shut the hbavy Iron door and
braced it with a heavy stick, and they
ran away, In the belief that a little
effGort on Gorge's part would open the
door But the bateanln held and he
couldn't budge It. He was in a pani
of fright by this time and cryilang for
help.
Mrs. Gabriel of Norwood. O, who
wa visiting her parents on the read
Just beyond the tomb, was passing
through a lane which pases near the
tomb when she heard a muffled cry:
"Help! Help!" Frightened. and not
knowinrlg wbee the cry came, nor the
occuasion of It, he hurried her step.
They we l her nearer the tomb,
and as . hpprmeched it the cries
grew .loder. She thought of the
creek whih flows behind the tomb.
and,. thinking that possibly some one
had fallen lnto it, she ran to the bank.
Then the voice seemed to come from
behind her--hrom the tomb ltself. he
realized now that the voice came from
within. he was almost on the verge
of collapse.
"Who are you?' she called out tn a
votee the tone of which bespoke her
terror.
"George 8medley!" was the answer
"Open the door, quick!"
Nerving herself, Mrs. Gabriel re
moved the stick that braced the door.
It burst open and the boy fell Into her
arms. She had to almost carry him to
the home of ber athers
Later he was revived and taken to
his own home, whtich adjoins. It was
everal hoars before he inally reco.
ered from the shock of his ordeal.
KITCHEN FIRE BARS FLYER
Hess Aees Trask at Masellien, 0,
Holds Up Fast Train Elghty.
Massill O. -The combination of
two thin lines of bhose and a fre In
John Barto's back kitchen, held up
the Pennsylvania's eghteea-hour
New York-Chicago lyer reeently and
forced the company to grant Its pea.
nagers a rebate an the fLre. Firemen
stretched two lines of ow across
the tracks to reach the are and caused
a delay of eigshty-five minutes to a
teaf-e. -
RATTLESNAKE IN HIS CELLAR
Kansas City Man Gets the Sware of
His Lie, but Proves He
Was Skber.
Kansas City. No.-Wheo . Zgie,
1432 Belleview aveals, heard a doles I
it the basement of his homo be took
a candle and went to tInvestigate He
was what agitated and at frst
thought be might be "seeing thisng
by eandle iht when his eyes rst. I
ad is a baits smtntlss e,
CHILD DIDN'T KNOW FATHER
Friends Had to Convince Daughter
Before She Would Go to L A. Nel
son of Flat Creek, Mo.
Petersburg. Ind.-L A. Nelson of
Flat Creek. Mo.. who left here 12 years
ago without means, after separating
from his wife. who kept their two
yearold dsaubter, returned to this city
the other day to beome. reuted with
his family. Hil wife died a number
of years ago and the daughter was
placed In the care of the matron of the
orphans' home, who, in turn, placed
her In the care of John Stradtner. a
pro-perous farmer in Madison town
ship. Re cared for the child as one
of his family.
Nelson begged that his daughter be
restoredto him. as he was able to pro
vide fr- her, having made a small
fortune In the slae mines of Missouri.
The girl, who had not seen her fa
thr sine she was two years old, had
so recollection of him, but old friends
convtnced her that the stranger was
her parent, and they left for Plat
Creek, where they wil live,
NEW IDEA FOR DINING CAR
Southern Paslfle to Issue Numbered
Checks to Passengers and Call
Them to Vacant Places.
San Franacseo.-Representatives of
the Southern Pacife railroad an
nounced here that a new plan will be
put into effect immediately on the
company's dining cars by which
checks will be issued to diners, who
will be notified when their place Is
waiting in the dining car.
The system was devised to relieve
pations of the road from the taco
velience of waiting at the enad of a
crowded dintng car for a vacant place.
The pa nger. will be notified in
the order of the numbers of their
checks, issued In duplicate.
SNAKE ON RAIL
Joker is Arrested Por Trespassing as
Obstacle Looks Like
Iren Bar.
Nerristenw, Pa.-'-B eaws hbe sck
liberties with a snake, Leonard Mink
of Phladelphia. a resorter at raters
ford, was aned heavily by Juastice .
M. Harry.
Mink, while ashtng, saw a large we
tersnake. and killed it. As its tall
was still wriggling he threw the rep
tile on the tracks of th Perklomea
railroad in frost of an approaching
passenger tran.
The engtaeer, seein the act and
noting that the man ran p the bank,
thought be was a train-wrecker and
mistook the snake for a bar t iron.
The engineer applied th emergency
brakes, which brought the passengers
to their feet and the train to a sadde
stop. Then the snake was firund
Special Poleman O'Donnell of the
Reading Railway company happened
to be on the scene and took Mink Ia
to custody for trespassing.
A eall to the Westport polie stna
tion summoned Patrolmen Vitor An
derson. By means of his lash light
Anderson ioated the aussing msake
and sneoseded in kHins it at the hrst
shot The repte, which measured
m ure than ae feet in length, was
found to have eight rattles and one
"button" sowinrtg that it was "eight
years id. dgoing a ine."
After beins placed on exhibtion t
a nearby dg stare, the earease wa
tsake to the Westport satia., where
It aew im "'i n sta."
CIRCUSES SNUB TOPEKA, KAN.
No Intimation That Even One-Ring
S Show Will Be There During
SeaOsen.
1r-w
Topeka, Kan.-Is Topeka to be de
r prived of one Its ancient pastimes this
year? Indicstions point that way for
not a single cdrcus--ot even a one
ring animal show-has yet signified
Sits fbtention of playting the town.
a Present conditibas are almost with
I out precedent and those who have fol.
" lowed the cirouses for the past score
r of years-especially the man who al
Sways took any for senny's sake-are
r at a loss to understand the snub the
a town is getting.
e Roy Crawford. manager of several
I Topeka theaters, who generally knows
a before anyone else ia town Just when
h the circus would be her, said he had
s not yet any Intimation of one of the
animal shows coming.
PERFECT HUSBAND IS FREE
GL ets Diveree reom Wife Who Coem
Not Stand Him Lemgsw-Was
Seed to Her, He Says.
Oakland, Cal.--dwln Hirsch, an
t Irvington merchant, has reoeived a
decree of divorce from Hasel Hirsch.
who deserted him two years ago, an.
R able to endure longer his perfections.
According to his testimony, Hirsch
d gave his wife every lhuzry within his
means, placed no restraint oe her
amusements, never showed Jealousy,
never spoke an unkind word and nev
t or indulged in liquor, tobacco, pro
fanity or late hbors.
S"Didn't she ever find any fault with
Syou?" asked the Judge.
I "Oh, yes." responded Hirsch. "She
c frequeatly said she could have loved
a me If only I beat her or at least
molded her once in a while."
Farmer Coughs Up Stone.
L Charleroi, Pa.-Harry Sample. a
farmer, coughed up a lung stone
Sweighlang 14 ounces while in a cough
r ing At. The stone Is one of the larg
est In medical history.
[L HALTS TRAIN
· PLAN CENSORSHIP OF DANCES
Committee on Amssement fee Weel.
k wg Glso Mapse Out Campeai fer
I New York 040.
L New Tork.-CsorshU p of the so
elety dmees that take place at Shut
Srys and Delmosiao's and other pblite
I places afeeted by the wealthier eless
Ss sa easetlal part of the winters po.
a gram ouatlned at a meueting the eors
Smutes e a mssmeat rsomres o0
working girls at 311 Madis avenue.
5 The cemmattee stads baek of the
Slicense harea, whicblh has the suport
I of Mrs. Charles Israels ad her a.
. soclates In he demand for a stMe
Sincree ia the dget. t is the ob.
a Jeet of the eumalttse to seure an
elastle list oa Itspectors, iaeleding
beth thse under eivl servie require
m meats, and these who' ae not. Thl
I is dome to lasure the getting u ev .
Sdeose by a person not recognised b
the requenaters o a hal.
Umbrella Vs Bullets.
Pottsvills, Pa--A laughable turs
t was given a hootling n a erewdel
I street. when Broams Geor, to save
t himself from the bullets o Q. L
I larosa raised an umbrella pot it
a over his head and shoulders pro.
a teetion, and ran away to a point eat
t of p'stol ramg.
The shooting was the result of a
t grudge ILresa having threated to
Skill his vitleim n siht. laren was
a prmptl arested ad set to adso
by JsUoe gP. 3. hteAe.
AFTER THE LAST ACT
Story of Suffering and Sorrow
of Two Lovers in Play.
By RICHARD BENNETT.
Arthur Langdon had gone into the
theater quite accidentally; he had
been dining with a friend who was
suddenly called away, and, passing
homeward to his lodgings on Forty
third street, he had stopped and found
himself gazing with passing interest
at the poster representing Miriam
Grey in "The Looking-Glass." Under
neath the picture was pasted a slip
bearing the words "Opening night."
Langdon looked at the picture with
increasing anger and disdain. He im
agined the morrow's criticisms-out
flowings of eulogy upon "a great heart
drama" or "a triumph of art" by some
new dramatist-Paul Smith, this au
thor called himself-who imagined
that he had penetrated into the
arcana of the universe and shared in
every human experience!
Then he bought a ticket and went
in, in bitter mood, in order to sneer.
So the curtain went up and the per
formance began, and Langdon. sitting
in his seat. prepared to satiate his
chagrin and contempt
He had devoted five years of his
life to play ~riting, and every effort
had come back to him with the barest
formality of a reply. So he had
abandoned that field to reap a fair
success as a story writer. But the
failure of his earlier efforts had em
bittered him against those Whose
struggles had been rewarded.
Yet when Miriam Grey came on and
captivated the attention of the au
dience; when the plain, simple story
gradually began to make its way into
the hearts of the audience; when sobs
punctuated the silence. Langdon found
himself gripped, enthralled, by the
writer's power, but it was not until
tln.
Ullian Was Standing Before the Cur
tale.
the second act was half over that he
half leaped out of his seat and then
subsided, very white, very determined,
sad sick with the sadden upwellrg of
memory. For this was his play, and
Is it he had told the story of his own
tragedy.
It was a common enough story
that of the asparation of two lovers..
It had happened to him three years
before, when his fiancee, Llllian Wal
ters, and he had had their quarrel.
But both were proud and both were
younag; and so the little quarrel had
become a bsig one, and fnally he had
left her la asnger, to and when he
was ready to ask forgivenesas that she
had gone away. He had found no
trace of her since that day, though
he had sought far and wide. Once she
had had literary uaspirations, too; he
had hope4 to hear of her in some of
the magazine oces, but she had di
appeared completely from the knowl
edge of all who had known her.
He watched the development of the
drama, the tragedy that set forth,
word by word, line by line, an in
delible picture that revived each sin
gle memory and seared him to the
heart It was his! It was he who
had written this and offered it to a
manager the year before, hoping that
in the final stage reconciliation Illian
would read his own hopes and
dreams; that she would see it and re
member their love and come back to
him. And the play, rejected every
where, had yet been held long enough
to enable some manager to make a
copy of it and steal it and have it
produoced.
There was no mistaking that Skil
tully as It uhad bees eheaged ad re
written, theegh eey word had bees
put through the cruible of the man
ager's mlnd. yet the play had emerged
the same. It was his play! It was
his play! And he would have Jus
ties.
SSuddanly, at the height of the sen
ond aet, whea the most tease stll
amm boded over the darkeed thea
ter, Lalgde was Lmpelled to glance
scross the aisle·. A woman sat there,
watehinMg him, uapon her mouth the
taintest vestiget of a sm!e. But there
might have been tears in her eye
in Lillian's eye~s.
It was Lillan. He knew her Im
medIately. She had changed but lit
tle, thouagh Ilae of aufering had come
about her mouth and her face was
more earest, more mature, but not
less bentituL Langdon rose in his
sat.
"Sit down! Silence!" called some
one angrily behind him, and he sat
down
He would go to her after the act
was over. He wanted her as he had
never wanted her before. For her
sake he would lay aside the last
vestige of his pride, for her sake he
would confess his folly; and for his
own sake he would beg for the glory
of her love.
He could not see her face through
the misty curtaln that floated before
his own. He put his hand to his eyes
and was surprlned to find it wet He I
looked again. He could not see her
a ew.
The curtain fell, the lights
But Lillian was not there.
Was she a dream only, kbor
imagination and his desirsb
there was the empty seat, ad
even, was a little glove, dropp,
her lap. He could not but hno
lian's glove. lie picked it s
pressed it to his lips reverently
suddenly he found that people
staring at him. lie glanced
him wildly-and all at once
aware that all eyes were tu
the stage and that a storm of
had broken loose all over the
lie looked up. Lillian was
before the curtain, and her
to the crowd; but her eyes
his.
Then suddenly Langdon un
She was the author; she ist
ceeded where he had failed,
had put all the sorrow and
of both of them into the story,
even as h.' watched her she wes
and he stood still in the aisle
the movilig crowds.
The second seat was empty.
don slipped into it. and pr
saw her coming down the aisle
him. Hter head was very
cheeks aflame with happiness
she sat down at his side.
"Lillian!" he whispered,
ing to look into her eyes. "k
you!"
"Yes," he heard her answer
"Lillian, I have sought yeou
time. Why didn't you let me
Why couldn't you forgive!'
"But I have forgiven lest  "
said.
"Then you-"
"I thought you knew where I
living. I thought-hush. I1ll
afterward. See, the lights are
out for the last act."
"The last act!" he muttered,
lian, how is it going to end?
it-?"
"It ends as our romance will
she whispered. "You will see
Have patience. Haven't we
tient for three years? It's only
hour longer now."
And with this Langdon felt
ly content.
(Copyright, 1912. by W. G.
GREATEST POWER IN NA
Force of Waves of the Ocean le
thing That is Almost
Common Belief.
The average inland Amerlet
has never seen the ocean has
of the force of its waves. He
about the storm, of boats bei
Tied away and bulwarks stove,
he does not realize the steam
mer blows that may be struck
water.
A recent storm on the Bril
received the omcial des
storm of "extreme force." A
taken in Hastings harbor
concussions with which the
struck the sea wall, sending
apparently higher than the
along the street Blocks of
and iron raillng were tore
new parade extension at
place and tossed back into
way as if they had been bits
Timber work that had
stress of years was tern a
carried away. Basements
ed along all the seaward flat
towa.
such a storm when it
a ship will sometimes carry
everything on deck Deck
often smashed and the life
often stove in and rained
Various attempts hate been
devise motors to develop
the force of the waves The
of energy wasted through ther
success is beyond estimata
power of the sea coulid be
woold drive machinery r UM
ited number of plants,
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Senate of Same -
The Second Chamber of SaBe
be about the smallest inla
Foar persones, representhing
districts of the island,
Samian senate. They are
the prince from a list of eight
ly submitted by the Natiomd
bly. and their qualflcatieas
years of age and ability te
write.
A debate in the Samian
not be a very tremendous
we recall that it was to
2,000 years ago that the 8
a lesson against verbosity.
heard the eloquent tale of tbhe
erles, they said: "We have
ten the irst part of your ,
do not understand the rest." -
the Samians brought an emlly
and said, "Our wallet has
it" "Your wallet is super ,
the Spartas, meaning that
actual wallet or the word wes
essary.
Parhis OGenereum I Tel
Paris is geeresin statues
to her heroes. Voltaire, for
is honored with four memorisils
are two to Diderot, of "
Eneclopedlque" fame. The
bat melaneholy profile of the
fred de Musset is to be seen is
places,. Jeane d'Arc has four
Lamartine, statesman, poet d
lutioniat, has two emgles.
Hair Mused by Lightnlt*
Edward Keaes prefers in the
to comb his own locks sad
lightning would leave them
When his house, in 8ullivan
wasI struck the electricity
small furrows about his shakull,
the hair of his head in every
it touched. His injuries,
stroylng his hair, it is said.
sllght--Phlladelphla North A
Unutterably Shockeod.
Paula--ls the new play really
moral?
8tella-Simply scandalou!
flled with Indignation to
the manager dared to oser
thing to a respectable pm
you must see it at once.r
Blaetter.
When Glasses Stick.
When two glass tumblers
stick together so that there
of breakting in gettling
put cold water In the I
hold the outer one In
they will separate a -

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