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. oahotsel bar. veterdar'a
n and asked for a sheirry
.~ er, says the Philadelphia
`RCord. He drank it leisurely
ntid alked out with an air of
having been much refreshed. "I
4onit know when I've had a call
for a sherry cobbler before,' said
the bartender. "I've almost for
; gotten how to make one. You
see, we don't have the call for
fancy drinks that we used to have
even in warm weather. The
high-ball, which is just whiskey
and seltzer, with a lump of ice,
seems to have driven the mixed
drinks to the wall. The gin-fizz
is a dead one; the rickey is no
longer popular, and even the va
rious cocktails aren't nearly so
much in demand as they used to
be. I guess it's a good thing, too.
Men who drink liquors have come
to realize that the straight article
does less harm to the stomach
than the more palatable mixtures.
It makes it easier for us, too."
Minister Wu's Real Name.
Wu Ting Fang acquired his
pungent English in London. He
was a student in the Middle Tem
pie in 1876, and was known by
his proper and unpronounceable
name of Ng Choy. Subsequently
after he had entered the public
service of his country at Tien
Tsin and had been promoted to
be a rtiandarin he followed the
custom af adopting an official
name. Ting-fang is said to mean
"hall fra rance," and is intended
to indicate that the one so desig
nated is so just and eminent a
lawgiver that the sweet savor of
his reputation "fills the court."
Bryan's Waning Papularity.
The Nashville American, Dem.,
says: "Mr. Bryan had 150 per
sons to hear him lecture at Galla
tin. He had less than 300 by act
ual count. in Nashville, although
the American reporter was liberal
and gave him 500. Several
months ago he oflired to lecture
at Union City and he had less
than eighty in his audience. IHe
refused to lecture ana refunded
the few persons their money. Mr.
Bryan's audiences are dwindling
al over the country, still he man
ages to pick up several dollars at
the business. He is working the
mine foi- all it is worth as long as
it will hold out."
No Difference of Opinion.
Ex-Governor Boutwvell's "Grant
Reminiscences" include a horse
story. President Grant was at
tracted by a horse owned by a
Washington butcher, and he
bought it for $00oo. Subsequently
he took Senator Conkling out to
ride behind his new acquisition,
and the president asked the sena
tor what he thought of the ani
mal. '"It strikes me," said the
senator, "that I would rather have
the $goo." "Well, that's what
the butcher said," remarked the
What She Was Waiting to Play.
An English paper tells a story
of some children's theatricals. A
party of children were giving a
little drama of their own, in
which courtlships and weddings
played a leading part in the plot.
While the play was in progress
one of the "grown ups" wvent be
hind~the scenes and found a very
small girl sitting in the corner.
"Why are you left out?' he asked,
"Aren't you playing. too?" '"Oh,
I'se not left out," came the reply.
"I'se the baby waiting to be
many's Big Sailing Vessel.
any has the largest sail
ing v e in the world, the Preus
sen, o do tons, just launched at
Gee unde. She is owned by
the that owns the former
t sailing vessel, the Potosi,
*ofooo odd ghu.will be
* used in the t vith the Pacific
fAr ~. The 1eas'uaen
et and -t
diidIV? eof sailof
The new owners of the PRila
delphia iRecord turn out t-o be
John Wyeth, a. rich drug manu
facturer; Henry ;B. Gross, a
rich soap manufacturer; James
Kerr, ex-congressman and former
secretary of the Democratic con
gressional committee, and WV. S.
Stenger. .Al are Pennsyl'anians
and Democrats. That they
bought the paper for political rea
sons does not appear, although
they may have desired to keep
the Record out of Republican
hands. Their chief inducement
to buy, probably, came from the
value of the Record as an earner
of big dividends. It is announced
that the paper will be run on the
Hatless Girls Here Again.
"She began a trifle ahead of the
season, the hatless girl, but there
she was, all right, at the corner of
Tremont street and Temple place,
a dinky white satin bow and an
ornamented comb in place of the
accustomed feminine headgear,"
says the Boston Herald. "The
busy crowd in passing gave her a
searching glance. Was this spec
imen- the real article, or sonime
shop maiden who had run to the
sidewalk fora breath of air? No,
for there were gloves on her
hands and a Boston bag stuffed
with parcels dangling on her arm.
She was a suburban shopper in
town without her hat."
"We's" Victorious Scrap.
Stories regarding the editorial
"we" are always springing up. A
recent one concerns an editor,
who thus described a fight in a car
in which he took part: "We en
tered into conversation with Mr.
C. He made mention of the diffi
culty between us, and we gave
our version of the affair. He then
called us a liar, and we struck
him. He struck back at us and
we clinched. In the scramble
which followed we got into the
aisle and we got him down and
were giving him what he de
served when the conductor and
some of the passengers came up
and interfered. Then we were
Big Prices for First Editions.
Some first editions of C)liver
Goldsmith brought high price: in
London recentiy : "''lie Citizen
of the World." $530: "'Te vicar of
Wakefield," $670; "The Life of
Henry St. Jolhn. Lordl Viscount
Bolingbroke," $3ro. Horace
Walpole's copy of Gray's "Odes"
broguht $85i; -Ierrick's "H-les
perides," $375: Pope's "Essay on
Mlan," $950; FitzGerald's "Rubai
yat," $200, and Charles i'ennv
son's "Sonnets," with pen and irkl
sketches by 'Thlackery, $1,5oo.
A Few of His Kind.
Mr. Lucy. a working Inewspa
per man of London. who has re
portedl the proceedings of parlia
ment for nearly thirty vyears, is
one of the few of his lprofession
who have accumulated wealth
He has just given $.o000 as the
nucleus of a fund for the henefit
of the famiilies of (leceased news
paper workers. andl $5.0oo more
for the endowment of a bed in the
Westmiiuster hospital to he occu
pied hy- mijembers of the guild.
Women May Try for the Prize.
The I'aris A\cademv of Beaue
Arts d(ecides that in future wo*
men shall he allowed to comlpete
for the Grand I'rix de IRome
Renaud-M1aury. Gennaro Chre
iten. Depecker ERnie aild Miss
Itoulanger. whlio is blind, have
distinguished themselves since
1 8gb. when womeon were first al
lowed to follow the course O1
comnposit ion at the conservatory'
Mrs. Livermore Becoming Blind.
Mlrs arv A. Livermore. the well
known woman suffragist, is
threatened with blindness. For
two weeks she has been confined
to her home. near Boston. untIder
the care of eye specialists, and it
is feared that she may become
blind. T'hme disease has been pro
gressing a long time, despite the
efforts of specialists to check it.
A story of Iing Christian 'and
e an enterprising beggar 4s gping;
Sthe rounds in Copenhagen. The
a king takes habitually an early
s nporning walk, accompanied by
r Prince VWaldemar and his favorite
- dog. Recently, during one of
Sthese walks, a ragged man with
s all the typical cringing of a beg
s gar approached him. "Well,"
.said the king. "what is it?"
h "Dare I ask your majesty for
p your portrait as a memento?"
n said the beggar, humbly.
t Naturally the king was both
e surprised and pleased at this dec
r laration of loyalty, but regretted
d that lie did not carry his portraits
e about with him.
"Pardon me, your majesty,"
retorted the tramp, slyly; "if you
will look in your purse you will
e prolbably find one!"
e The king amused at this novel
Sway asking for alms, gave the
' man two crowns: but the police,
n to whom such smartness does not
e commend itself, have duly marked
e - --- ..
a She Mistook the Sign.
\Whlen Mark Twain was begin
e ning his career as a humorous Icc
e rturer he one day arranged with a
>, charming female acquaintance
r that she should sit in a box and
d start the applause when he st rok
. ed his niustachie. ThLe lecturer
n started off so well that he did not
need any such help. however, for
lie caught the audience from the
first. 1-By alnd by. when not saving
l. anythming of particular notice, lihe
happened to pull his mustache,
and his anxious ally in the box at
r once broke into furious applause.
\ ark was all but broken up by
Sthe misadlventure, and ever after
ward carefully avoidced employ
e ing such help to success.
k One of Those Wonderful Sleuths.
d A maan who was "wanted" in
e Russia had been photographed in
e six dlifferentt positions, and the
1 pictures were duiy circulated
among the police dlelpart ments.
J The chief of one of these wrote
P to headquarters a ifew days after
e the set of portraits, and stateld:
"Sir., I have diui receiv ed tihe
poi'rtrait (if tIhe six imisranits
whose capture is tldesiredtl. I
r have arrested five Of them, and
the sixth is utinder observation and
\\ill be 'secured shortly.'
Now it's a Relic Trust.
t A relic triti has becen organ
e ized by the (. )inaha and Winieba
-inIgo indians. 'The president of this
grasping ionoipoly is (;reat
I liu bnder, a Wincie1ag,), who-ise
specialty is making bows and ar
row.. (;reen Rainbow and 1'rai
rii Chickl en makers of snakeskin
belts, and John A. Logan, iimanti
facturer of cagle fieather head
-dress, are direct rs. Thliese lead
ers \\ill hereafter fix ." lie prices of
- Indian goota niade for white pur
The Electric Light and the Eyes.
A Rusian sian specialist has decideil
C that, cotitrarv ti t he general oipiii
intl. electric Hgmi.t plays ltss havoc
xvwitt thlie cxi's than ot her fnrtis of
e atificial lig·in. 11 h hases his tie
d clctiitois i ii tihi fact t hait disea -e
and damage ti titt' eve artc nrop iir
tiomed to the freqteuncx of the
closutre of the lids. ieC found t hat
tI:i' liths close iii a miiintuttie 6.8 tinies
with canlle light. 2.8 times with
a gas light, 2.2tiimes xviti siun light
and m.8 times with electric light.
A Cabinet of Press Men.
Mr. .\sqtuith, the Eitglishl
estatesmaii, sai( iii a spitchm at a
recent piress banthuiei. that nearly
i-very meitiber of the present
1 ritish cabinet, from tihe premier
down, had worked for the press
at one time or another.
s Best Selling Books.
r The best selling books just now
-( arC "Dorothy Vernon," "The Mis
r sissippi Bubble," "Audrey," ""The
t Hound of the Baskervilles" and
e "ThcLady -Paramount," with
S"Dorothy Vernon" scoring 23
e points against 7 for its nearest
1 nIB doall6 In i
Even should Tamfiiay ,be
Ssbeaten again at'the ie4 smnkif'
pal election the real leaders in';
SNew York will not have to go to
work. Other-. besides Richard r
Croker have made millions of dol- c
E lars by following politics as a
1 business.. Hugh McLaughlin, of
Brooklyn, is the richest demo- t
cratic politician in New York e
state. He has $8,ooo,ooo and two v
daughters who will get it. Mc
SLaughlin has not held office in a
twenty years, but his influence (
t enabled him to get in on the
ground floor in the ownership of
stocks. in corporations that re- r
quired franchises from the board
of aldermen. He is a heavy,
holder of Telephone, Gas, Elec
t tric Light and Rapid . Transit 1
I stock. He is the largest owner of 1
real estate in Brooklyn. His first
lieutenant, lames Shevlin, has t
: $2,ooo,ooo to his credit. "Bob' I
Fureyv can draw on $i,ooo,ooo and
Jolhn McCarty's fortune long ago
Spassed the million mark. These c
are only a few of the Willoughby r
street Democrats who have big t
bank accounts. In Tammany
John F. Carroll is ratedl a million- i
aire. Patrick Keenan is a $200,
ooo man. "Charlie" Murphy long
ago passed the $300,000 mark
Thomas F. Gilroy has real estate
and stocks that run well into six
figures. No one rates John
Whalen under S800.000ooo. James 1
P. Keating has blocks of real es
tate. So has senator Plunkitt.
Tim Sullivan has theaters, a rac
ing stable, uptown property and a
big hank account. These are only
a few, and yet not one of them
hiadl $io.ooo ten years ago. t
She Tied Up the Rrong Shoe.
An amusing incident occurred
the other day in a Brookline l
(Mass.) electric car. which was t
comfortably filled, when a well I
dressed voung woman entered
and took a seal next to a man.
Presently she leaned forward and
began to tie up her shoe lacing.
It proved rather dlifficult to do
with her gloves on. hut after a
while the passenger witnessing
the performance saw the feat ac
complished and the woman sit 1
back, calmly gazing out of the
window. as if she was always
I tying lier shoe" in electric cars.
1 At the next stop the man beside
her rose to get off. There came a
struggile, and then horror mutual
and general. The two were fast
enedl. not exactly hand and foot.
but shoe and shoe! So diligently
had the young woman. tied the
knots that the lacing had to be
cut by a ready pocketknife before
the coulple could be separated.
Dug Up an Ancieut Dithyramb.
An itmportant (;reek papyrus
has been dliscovered be the Ger
man O)riental Society at Abusir
near Sakkara in Egypt. It con
tains the (dithvramb on the Per
sian wvars by Tiinotheos of Mil
eltus, a poet who lived aboat 400
before Christ. whose name only
Iial been preserved. The poem is
log anid is the first specimen of
tla kin d of poetry that has come
to liht. T'he manuscript itself
is thl oldest of all Greek papyri
kun (n, and belongs probably to
hIe tourtnl century before Christ.
Tolstoi Again Well.
SC(ounLt lolstoi is again enjoying
good health. apparentlh, as he has
renewed his iiiterest in the public
affairs of Russia. The count has
written a letter to the czar de
scribing the misers- of the Rus
sian peatsantry andi calling on the
czar to aid in bettering the con
dition of the ~eoIcple. In address
ing the czar Count Tolstoi calls
himn "dear brotherr" and throuighi
out the letter refers to him in the
second person singular.
Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The decision of President
Roosevelt to direct the secretary
of war to have the new infantry
1 military post at Indianapolis
named "Fort Benjamin H-larrison"
umeets with popular approval, not
only in Indiana, but throughout
the United States.
phis Recodasskia n oga r
opy of the Declaiatidh of I ndh- I
oendence was in existence, and if v
duplicate copies could be had. E
The Record says it is a rather cu- I
rious fact that while facsimiles of a
the declaration were common c
enough several years ago, and s
were largely used for advertising
purposes, they are now bery c
scarce-so scarce that a Phila- s
delphia collector only last week a
paid Sto for one bearing the ad- 1.
vertisement of a Western rail- c
road. The original document, s
preserved in glass, is still to be f
seen in the possession of the de- s
partment of state in Washington, t
but it has become so fade.d as to r
be nearly illegible, by reason of
which a photographic reproduc- t
tion would be valueless. James 1
D. Mletiride had plates made and a
secured a copyright to them in
1874. but these plates were later t
dlestroyed by fire, and none are c
now in existence. Consequently
the copies that have been pre
served are constantly increasing
Magician Herman and His Baton.
The first time Pi'rofessor Alex
anlller 1 errtnaitniLn. ".Ilerinan, the
(;ret." wIho died a few -ears ago,
went on the stage he carrietd a
caheap little imiitation rosevwood
ation. with a silver plated hand
atlt 111l one of its ends. Ile made t
a ýu1cess of it frion the first, and
he go(t the idlea firmlyn fixed in hlis
cori ious old head that thle baton
was Simeh w responsible for it. 1
Therieafter and for more than t
thirt-- five years hie wotuldl carry t
nothing else tihan the tawdry lit
Ile toy onto thie stage with him. I
King Edward. of England, then
the Prince of W\ales. once gave
him a handsomely carved and
gonl mounted baton, andl. for a
special per iorniance. he consent
ed to cart- the gift. It hIappened,.
for a niillder. that lierriman fell
Swit that afternoon in one of his
most ctomplicated tricks. and lie1
blatied it all on the new wand.
Froin that time on he could never
he persuaded to start a performn
ance without his old baton.
Central Park Nearly Worn Out.
Sif New York's great Centr-al
park is to be prt-eserv ed, its land
scape arlchitect tlhinks that it must 1
have two feet of new soil spread
ove-cr it in every section. and this
soil must n1t le taken from t1an
hattan. but ntiust be brought over
from 1. ing Island or New Jersv
where \e `etatioll ii rich and luxi
uriant. The cost of doing this
would amount to about S7oo.ooo.
lThere are 700 acres in Central
park, linc~ludin park ways. drivcs
alii fne (oitlit reach that $7oo.000
To Test a Novel Single-Rail Line.
Slit ii t Ir clietl trial 1f a
iew i\ - m - n f the single-tail rail
riohdi ti lie made an i le Crystal
a lake-. iThdoe. The line, wlhiclt
is to be one and a half miles lt
flnthi. will lhe w' rkel bx eledictric
it x. The lilereitnce bet ween this
5\stemti anit the p~revaleiit txp-lit
iii miiomiorail is that the line is oin
tile grruinld and large wheels pro
jectinig frotmt lie tid(ldle of tlhe car
riage run ttii it. xxhilC on each sidie
if the carrlage t here are saietyx
Srollers upn gtuiihe rails. lIn the
itilnorn l the lienc is elevated,
xvitli thli carriages overliaiigiig
S(in each side.
The Way We Are Governed.
At a dinner at the Republican
Club in New York the other
evetting, General Horace Porter,
American ambassador to F"ratice,
t explained how this countre is
governed. The people across thle
A Atlantic, lie said, didn't under
s stand it; but it is perfectly, simple.
Tlte daughters govern the moth
t ers, and the mothers gov'ern the
t fathers, and the fathers govern
ner in ew'York e
with a descriptii of
Americans in Paris cele
Fourth of July when they
about it. At the lat ainivyersar)
of the immortal Declaration",
somebody proposed that the
American flag be run up on top
of the Eiffel tower. This was con
sidered a -rather rash proposition
at first, but the enthusiastic Yan
kee who made it wouldn't be
discouraged. He made the neces
sary arrangements. with the Eif
fel tower management, and the
stars and stripes fldated from the
top of the tower all day. "It re
minlded me," said Ambassador
Porter, "of the small boy when
the- said to him on the Fourth of
July to stop wiping his nose. He
said: 'It is the Fourth of July
and it is my nose, and I am going
to wipe it off the face of the
A Portrait of John Brown.
An entertainment planned for
a Tacoma. (W1ash.) theater - re
ccntlv, the proceeds of which
were to be used to buy a portrait
of Jouhn .-rown for the city's art
nmu:senum, had to be given up on
account of a lack of patronage.
The portrait. which is saidl to be a
genullline work of art, belonged to
the collection of Tames Sutton,
the \ew York publisher, and was
otterld by his son at a low figure.
It was painted by J. Boling a
short time beft re the tragedy of
1Iarper's Ierry. Hope is still en
tertained at Tacoma in spite of
thie icpresent dlisappointniment that a
way ma be found to procure the
Stevenson's Brilliant Ward.
Robert Louis Stevenson's waird
and step-grandson, Austin
Strong. is turning out to he a ge
nius. A lboy just out of school, he
as conice to the front of his pro
t ssioni, that of landscape archi
te.ture. by laying out successful
lv .ne of the greatest public gar
dens in thle world-Cromwell
Park. in Auckland. New Zealand.
He was 20 years of age when he
accepted the commission. His
father was J. D. Strong, one of
the fore most artists of the older
schol:n( iii San Francisco, and his
mother. Isabel Strong, writes and
illustrates for the leading maga
Halett Kilbourne Insane.
-Hallett Kilhbourne has been ad
judged of unsound mind and com
mnitted to the St. Elizabeth's hos
pi.al for the inisaine at Washing
ton. :1r kilbournc was formerly
one of the prominent real estate
brorlk , of Washingtcn. He be
cani' widely known about
twe-nt ti-fire %ears ago because of
his suit against the sergeant-at
arm-. o1 the house of representa
tives to recover $0oo~oo as dam
ages for false arrest and imprison
mnent. The jury which heard the
i testimony awvarded r Ku
Shoiirne dimages inl tle full
I amllount askcl. The.s m *as' afi
Sterwarul reduiced to $2&;oao which
i was paid by congress. ; *
Harte's' Jbke Lost .His
W\hlile Bert HIarte 'Was
the Overland 316.nthly
Francisco there was a'
vere earthquake shock.
respondents of Eastern pape
were requested to "draw it mild"
for fear 6f driving awa'c new coin
ers. lbut the notification failed to
reach ITarte. who wrote an amus
inig skit 1w wva\ of editorial in
his magizine. It gave such dire
offense that when his namle after
v\vard camle up for election to a
chair in the state univ-ersitv he
lost the vote and support of ,the
imost influential trustee, the bank
er, \\illiamn C. Ralston.
: Gold Mine 1,000 Years Old.
(;oivernor Xlartine has reported
to the italian governmenlt"The dis
- cuvcrv le ar Asnmara, in EIritrea, of
e a gold1 mine which evidcntly was '
1 worked by the natives more than
a thousand years ago.