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Moscow, Dec. 29.— The fighting
among the soldiers and revolutionaries
still oontinnes. The rebels have de
rided their forces into three sections.
Many women joined the revolutionaries
and fought with exceptional ferocity.
A woman disguised as a Red Cross
worker made an unsuccessful attempt
on the life of the governor general.
Twenty thousand rebels now hold the
city and are constructing fresh barri
cades as well as repairing the broken
telepthone wires. They threaten to
tarn the churches into forts and defy
the artillery fire.
The czar's ukas of Tuesday extend
ing the franchise has only served to
whet the ardor of the revolutionists,
who declare that each concession made
by the government only brings nearer
the goal for which they are aiming.
The fighting extends within an area
of eight miles of the city, while out
side of this place pitohed battles be
tween savage bands of loyalist soldiers
and rebels are tenig ofught. The latter
are cutting down every one they meet
without mercy, and the streets are
strewn with bodies.
Muscular women and servant girls
are sawiug down the telegraph poles
and overturning the tram cars. The
rebel tacics are becoming a sort of
gaerrilla warfare. The soldiers are
completely worn out by their labor of
the laast few days, and many of them
are in a state of seruiconsciousness ow
ing to lack of sleep. It is reported that
the troops are wavering and that one
third of the garrrisou are coonfined in
the barraoks as a result ol the men pro
testing against shooting at the revolu
JIM HILL RESIGNED
James J. Hill is to retire from active
railroad work on Saturday next, and
will be succeeded by his son, Louis W.
Hill, according to disclousres made by
Mr. Hill in an interview. Mr. Hill has
been idling about the Minnesota club,
of which he is a member, for several
days, a thing he is never been known
to do before, and the rumor Is he has
prepared all arrangements for dropping
out on Saturday and turning over his
work to his son, Louis, present vice
president of the road, who will then
become president, while the elder son,
James N. Hill is to succeed his brother
as vice president.
LUKE WRIGHT'S SUCCESSOR.
Washington. — Despite denials and
assurances recently credited to Gover
nor General Luke, E. Wright, there is
no longer serious doubt of the adminis
tration's purpose to make a change in
the head of the Philippine government,
•lames F. Smith, fomerrly of San Fran
cisco, now a member of the Philippine
commission, is the man picked for his
successor as governor general.
Ravolt at Moscow Is Stopped.
The revolt at Moscow has praotical
ly been crashed. It is stated that the
nisnrgents no longer have a chance and
that they are making a last stand. It
is predicted that there will be no fur
ther heavy fighting. All the troops,
are now fighting on the side of the gov
The police and troops in St. Peters
bnrg have surrounded and captured all
the members of the exeoutive commit
tee of the fighting revolutionary organ
ization while they were discussing
plans for an armed uprising . They
captured also the detailed plans for the
uprising, as well as large quantities of
arms, bombs, etc.
It is understood that as a result of
these captures the government has ob
tained extremely important informa
tion concerning the connections formed
by the revolutionists. A man named
Schoolman was at the head of "the ex
ecutive committee, which numbered
The government is confident that
these oaptores praotcally put an end,
for the present, to any attempt to re
peat in St. Petersburg the uprising at
Royalty Will Sent Alice Presents.
New York.—The World's Paris spe
cial says: Every sovereign in Europe,
it is reported here, will send a wed
ding gift to Miss Alice Roosevelt.
From Berlin comes a partial confirma
tion of the report that Prince Henry of
Prussia will send a present and the
German empperor himself has signified
his desire to do the same. In London
the report of the kaiser's purpose has
caused the advisers of King Edward to
suggest that he, too, send a present,
and commands have been sent to Lon
don firms to send to Buckingham pal
ace articles from which the king and
qneen may make a selection. The
king of Italy is also reported to have
expressed an intention to send Miss
Roosevelt a present, and President
Loubet of Franoehas given orders that
the Sevres faotory ot porcelains select
two of the most magnficent vases for
presentation to her. The gift of the
czar will be jewelry. King Alfonso of
Spain will send an antique piece of
jewelry. The new king of Norway
and the kings of Denmark and Sweden
will send presents, and the sultan of
Turkey and the king of Greece and
many minor sovereigns of Europe will
probably follow the example of the
sovereigns already mentioned.
Mount Aconcagagua, the giant peak
of the Andes, is 23,080 feet high.
LATE NEWS ITEMB.
Under the auspices of the Cambridge
Historical society, the 375 th annivers
ary of the founding of Cambridge,
Mass., was celebrated at a publio meet
ing, was held recently. Brief addresses
and responses were given.
The dam recently constructed by the
Rathdrum Water Power company
broke one day last week, and a tor
rent of water and logs rushed down
the mountainside, flooding all streets
in the north end of the town.
Charles E. Shiveley of Riohmond,
supreme chanoellor of the Knights of
Pythias, has designated February 19,
1906, as the time for the clebration
of the anniversiry of the founding of
John D. MoOillivray, mining engi
neer and newspaper correspondent,
died in San Francisco recently, as the
result of an operation. He was a na
tive of California, 49 years of age.
Vienna.—Premier Rejervary had an
audience with Emperor Francis Joseph
recently and tendered the resigation of
the entire Hungarian cabinet.
Richard Hodgson LL. D., one of the
foremost authorities in the world on
psychical research, died suddenly of
of heart disease while playing hand
ball at Boston recently, aged 50 years.
The steamer Mariposa, which ar
rived in San Francisco from Tahiti on
the 20th, brought the news that a ru
mor is current throughout Tahiti that
the United States government has
offered France $4,000,000 for the
Reports received at the weather
bureau record the prevalence of an
electric storm vith a heavy tall of
rain and a wind reaching a velocity
of 52 miles an hour at Jacksonville,
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Potatoes—7sc cwt; onions, $1.25 a
cwt; cabbage, $1.25 cwt; oranges, na
vels, $3.25 case; lemons, fancy, $6
case; choice, $5 case; pineapples, $5.50
doz; dried figs, 75c@$l box; figs in
bulk 7@Bc per lb; cranberries, $13®
13.50 bbl; eating apples, $email@example.com box;
cooking apples, $firstname.lastname@example.org; beets, $1.25;
turnips, $1; rutabagas, $1; sweet po
tatoes, $email@example.com cwt; winter pears,
$firstname.lastname@example.org box; eggs .eastern, $7.75
@8.25 case; fresh ranch, $11 case;
Hour, local, $email@example.com bbl; creamery but
ter, 30c lb best grade; celery, 50c dz;
honey, $firstname.lastname@example.org case; strained hon
ey, B@9c lb; cheese, 16V£@>18c lb; fan
cy California tomatoes, 4 basKet crate
$1.75; imported Amelia grapes, $7.50
bbl; Fard dates, $1.50 box; Golden
dates, 7@Bc lb.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $16 ton; brau and shorts, $17;
white shorts, $19; corn, $1.45 cwt;
cracked corn, $1.55; timothy hay, $16
ton; alfalfa, $12@13 ton; rolled barley
$1.30 cwt; whole oats, $1.45 cwt; chop
ped oats, $1.50 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt.
sheep skins, $email@example.com.
Poultry and eggs—Chickens, hens,
10c lb live weight; large spring, 10c
lb; roosters, 7c lb; turkeys, dressed,
20c lb; ducks, lie lb; geese, 10c lb;
eggs, fresh ranch, $10 case; dressed
chickens, 12c lb; ducks and geese,
12M;C lb; turkeys, live, 18c lb.
Creamery products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat.,
Hay, grain and apples—Timothy,
$13@14 ton; alfalfa, $10.50 ton; oats,
$1.35; potatoes, 60c cwt; cabbage, 80c
@$1 cwt; apples, $I@2 box.
Vegetables —Potatoes, 60@G5c cwt;
turnips, 65c cwt; ueets 75c cwt; on
Prices Paid to Producers.
Live Stock—Steers, $2.75@3 cwt;
rows, $2.socwt; sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt;
hogs, $email@example.com cwt.
Dressed Meats—Steers, $5@5%c
lb; cows, 4@4%c; hogs, 2%@Bc lb;
veal, 6@Bc lm.
Hides—Green steers, B^c; cows, 8c
lb; salted, y 2 c higher; dry hides, 17c
lb; calf skins, green, 9c; kip, 8c;
Portland.—Valley, 73c. For export:
Club, 70@71c; uiuestem, 72@73c; red
66@67c. For California: Club, 73c;
Tacoma. —Unchanged, bluestem, 74c;
Seattle. —Bluestem, 75c; club, 73c.
club, 72c; red, 69c.
Three Men Killed.
NEW YORK.—Three men were
blown to pieces and seven others were
more or less seriouslly hurt, and the
occupants of residences in the vicinity
of Fifth avenue and Thirty - fourth
street were startled by an explosion of
dynamite in an excavation for the
new Altman building. Fragments of
the bodies of the dead were scattered
over an area of hundreds of feet.
Against State's Selection.
Washington.— Secretary Hitchcock
has decided not to approve the Wash
ington state selection of some 50,000
acres of land in Yakima valley, over
which State Land Commissioner Ross
the department had such a squabble
last winter. The secretary's action
will be taken on the grounds that the
selection interferes with the Sunnyside
irrigation project will be adopted by
the government shortly.
Columbia Against Footßall.
New York. —The Columbia univer
sity faculty has definitely abolished
football at Columbia, and President
Butler was recommended by the coun
cil to take steps to eliminate all inter
collegiate sport at the institution.
Grizzlies Slay Hunter.
Omaha. Neb., Dec. 26—Simon D.
Clark of Omaha, one of the best known
pioneers of Nebraska, was recently
killed in a battle with grizzly bears in
the Big Horn country.
IS POLITICAL STRIKE
ST. PETERSBURG AUTHORITIES
Strikers Show Strength at Russian
Capital— Must Win Fight Quickly
or It Will B« Lost—Have Only Lim
ited Funds and Weather Is Cold—
Czar Is Heavily Guarded.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 24.—1t is diffi
cult to judge whether the political
•trike can be ranked as a success
or a failure. The authorities are
dewoldered by the strength of the
strikers and the strike has reached
formidable proportions in St. Peters
burg, where, even according to the
officials over a third of the workmen
obeyed the order of the workmen's
council. The strike leaders are
confidently assert ing that the others
will be brought into line immediately.
The government, however, has suc
ceeded in keeping railroad traffic out
of St. Petersburg moving with reason
The scanty dispatches received from
the Interior do not indicate whether
the order to strike is meeting with a
general response which will be neces
sary to prevent It Hashing in the pan
like the November strike.
The proletariat organizations are
marshaling all their forces. The pro
vailing impression is that with the
limited funds at the disposition of the
unions the strike must spread rapidly
and enter a now and more violent
phase or the game will be lost by the
revolutionaries. "General December"
and "General Hunger" are powerful
allies on the side of the emperor at the
present time, just as they were in the
right against Napoleon, and it Is
thought that the leaders will not be
able to hold their men in line unless
an immense victory is scored or a con
flict forced and blood shed.
In Moscow the striking railroad men
and the lower classes like the cab
drivers, who see the bread taken from
their mouths by the strike, are already
at each other's throats.
The railroad men's strike committee
made heroic efforts to stop trains from
being run out of St. Petersburg, and
succeeded in inducing practically all
the station and roundhouse men and
many of the trainmen who remained
on duty yesterday to join in the strike.
Nevertheless, the government has been
ispatching trains under military guard
over all the lines, although regular
schedules have not been maintained.
Soldiers with flags on their bayonets
have been doing duty as switchmen.
The strikers are intensely enraged
at their failure to suspend traffic. They
stopped a train from Berlin last night,
and ordered the engineer out, but the
soldiers drove off the strikers, and the
train proceeded. The engineer of a
Kursk train was shot dead in the cab
of his engine while taking his train
into St. Petersburg.
There is a persistent rumor in cir
culation here, a well known revolu
tionary leader being authority for the
same, that the czar has been warned
to leave Russia. This communication
was sent to the ruler in three differ
ent ways in order to guarantee it
reaching him. The czar was advised
for his own sake, as well as for his
family's sake, to leave the country at
The communication to the czar is
also to have stated:
"We do not want to harm any mem
ber of the imperial family, but we will
not be responsible for their safety in
the present critical time."
It is stated on high authority that
one copy of the warning was taken
to the czar's private apartments at
The czar is heavily guarded in the
palace, which is surrounded by a for
midable array of troops, while dozens
of Maxims and large supplies of am
munition are stored away. Few of
the officials have access to the czar.
The emperor, who has been un
nerved over the events of the lasi
weeks, had looked to Count Witte as
the one man able to keep the people
loyal. Now that Witte has failed to
prevent the strike the czar is inclined
to blame him.
Passenger Trains Collide.
In one of the most extrnordinry ac
cidents known to American railroad
ing, two heavily loaded passenger
trains came together on the elevated
tracks of the New York Central & Hod
son River railroad. One man, J. W.
Knapp of New Roohelle, was killed
and 40 persons were more or less in
jured. Both of the colliding trains
were east bound, and had left the
Grand Central station at Forty-second
street within a few minutes of each
other. Rushing along on parallel
tracks tne two trains suddenly came
together. The local was switched from
the third track to the fourth, and Ir
an instant the engine of the express
had crashed into the day coach follow
ing the smoking car of the local. Fir*
apparatus from several stations were
summoned and many persons were res
cued by means of ladders placed
against the structure.
Have Germanized 97 Names.
Berlin.—A royal decree has been is
sued changing the names of 97 places
In Prussian Poland to German names
as a further step towards the Ger
manization of the province.
Prussic acid is the most rapid poi
son a human being can take.
SOCIETY BELLE A SQUAW.
n«uiih<*r of Wealth? New-York**
I* Wife or an Indian.
A daughter of one of New York's
wealthiest and most widely known
hotvl men, wearing moccasins on her
feet and a party-colored shawl over
her shoulders and carrying a papoose
•trapped to her back—this Is c"' *"
the curious spectacles that wi.,
pointed out to the thousand* of '••• >
seekers from all parts of the v .try
who will go to Lander, W - when
the government opens the unoshone
Indian reservation t* settlement next
It doubtless is perfectly safe to
say that there are few white women
In the world who for mere love of
man would give up New York for an
Indian reservation 100 mIX'S from a
railroad, civilization for barbarism,
wealth for poverty, silks and satins
for the coarse apparel of a squaw,
but that Is precisely what Grace
Wetherbee did. She did it. more
owr, not for love of a white man of
her own race, but for love of an In
dian who Is now her husband and the
father of her child.
It Is a strange tale, that of this
daughter of a wealthy and widely
known New Yorker and her red skin
Grace Wetherbee'f father was and
still is one of the proprietors of the
Manhattan hotel in New York City,
which, until the Waldorf-Astoria was
built, was the finest hotel In the
Six years ago Miss Wetherbee enme
from New York out to Fort Washakie,
eighteen miles east of Lander, to visit
tN HKB NEW HOME.
the family of J. K. Moore, who was
at that time post trader there.
* At the home of Mr. Moore Miss
Wetberbee met Sherman Coolidge, a
full-blooded Arapahoe Indian, who
Yfgit then and still la conducting n
little Episcopal mission at the Sho
shone reservation, a few miles from
It was a case of love at first sight,
of that sort of love that laughs at
locks and keys and defies the whole
Coolidge called frequently at the
modest home of the post trader to see
Miss Wetherbee and openly and bold
ly paid court to her. Nor did she
discourage his suit, as most daughters
of wealthy New York hotel men doubt
less would have done. Cantrarlwlse,
she encouraged it, and wben, not long
after the couple first met, he asked
her to become his wife, she promptly
and unhesitatingly consented.
The engagement was a brief one.
Arrangements were promptly made
for the nuptials. The young Indian
missionary and the daughter of the
wealthy New Yorker presented them
selves before Rev. Mr. Roberts, who
was conducting a little mission at the
Hhoshone reservation, and requested
him to make them husband and wife.
He declined to perform the marriage
ceremony. Nothing daunted, the lov
ers thereupon set out by stage for
Casper, nearly 200 miles distant from
the fort, resolved to have the knot
tied there. When Mr. Roberts saw,
however, that they were determined te
carry out their purpose to become
husband and wife he relented, called
them back and performed the cere
mony at his home.
Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Coolidge have lived happily together
and a child has bevn born of their
union—the papoose which the mother
carries strapped to her back as squaws
carry their Infants.
Despite the fact that she Is tbe
daughter of a wealthy and cultivat
ed New York man, despite the fact
that she was reared amid the refine
ments of civilization and the lururtes
ef wealth, despite the fact that she
wag given all the educational and se
clal advantages that money and the
thonghtfulness of fond parents could
BnppJy, Mrs. Coolldge has fallen Into
xaasy of the customs and become ad
dicted te many of the habits ef the
red people among whom sue has lived
the last six years.—Okicago Chronicle.
The truth-teller was In form. "Talk
ing of anta," he said, "we've got 'em
as big as crabs out West I guess I've
seen 'em fight with long thorns, which
they used as lances, charging each oth
er like savages."
"They do not compare to the anta I
saw In the East," said an Inoffensive
Individual near by. "The natives have
trained them as beasts of harden. One
of 'em could trail a ton for miles with
•ase. They worked willingly, bat oo
eaatoaally they turned on their attend
ants and killed them."
But this was drawing the long-bow
a little too far.
"I nay, old clinp," said a shocked
voice from the corner, "what sort of
ants were they?"
"Elephants," said the qniet man.
A8 TO DYNAMITE DANGERS.
KxploalTe Mar Be Handled Ilerk
leaclj- by Experienced Man.
"The recent railway accident at Ilar
risburg has brought out a vast amount
of Irresponsible talk about handling
dynamite." wild a contractor who had
purchased tons of that explosive for j
blasting purposes. "The majority of
persons who talk about dynamite have
only a vague idea of what It Is. Dyna
mite is not the dangerous substance It
Is popularly supposed to be. It may
be handled with absolute recklessness
by an experienced man and will not
detonate except under well-defined cir
cumstances. A detonation Is about 1,
--000 times quicker than an explosion.
Dynamite detonates. It does not ex
"Dynamite in Us marketable form. In
order to fit Into drill holes. Is shipped
In sticks varying from half an inch
or two Inches in diameter and from
three Inches to one foot In length. In
the early days of Its manufacture,
before Its properties were fully under
stood, there were some unaccountable
explosions that gave dynamite a bad
name it has never recovered from.
Time has made us wiser. There Is no
danger at all in children finding odds
and ends of dynamite thrown away by
careless workmen. A child would find
a great deal of difficulty in exploding
It. Every now and then we rend of
somebody receiving a supposed infer
nal machine containing dynamite,
which is promptly Immersed In water
before It Is opened. If It was really
dynamite it would explode just us
readily, under proper conditions, if it
were In twenty feet of water.
'ltynanilte is nitroglycprtn hold In
nn absorbent —wood pulp, coal dust or
other material —that will hold the ex
plosive tightly. It is a powder of ft
resinous nature, varying In color With
the absorbent used. The Strength is
calculated by the amount of nitrogiy
cerin absorbed by the carrier, varying
all the way from 20 to 80 per cent.
"For commercial purposes stick
dynamite.il packed in twenty flve
pound or fifty-pound cases, with a lib
eral allowance of sawdust. It can b»
freighted or stored without danger,
provided common intelligence and car<«
be used. It 1b only when Ignorant
persons attempt to experiment with
It that It becomes a powerful destroy
Ing agency. In mmc States Its trans
portation hy rail is governed by strict
law. It should be so in every Rtate.
In New York and other cities Its trans
portatlon through the streets is regu
lated by the fire commissioner. The
police have nothing to do with it"—
THE BECRET OF if.
Mow the Old Udr Managed to Get
Through Great Amount mt Work.
The house held a merry family party.
They were assembled to celebrate the
birthday of Grandmother Birch, one of
those delightful women who, lapping
over Into this day, retain all the vigor
and virtues of a past generation.
In enviable health of mind and body,
full of energy and Interest in every
thing about her, the vivacious old lady
was receiving the homage of a large
circle of children and children ln-law,
grand-children and grandchlldren-Jn
law, not to mention two tiny great
In the course of the evening, while
games engrossed the younger ones, the
heroine of the occasion sat enthroned
In a great chair, talking "old times"
to an Interested group of sons and
sons-in-law. These gentlemen, success
ful in various callings, sharers also In
their wives' perplexities and trials In
the management of their extensive es
tablishments, were struggling manful
ly with their Imaginations to reproduce
the condition of Grandmother Birch's
She had conducted her own house
hold quite without hired help, besides
being dressmaker and peacemaker,
mentor and friend to her own family of
nine children, as well as to the various
orphaned nieces and nephews who
found shelter In her hospitable home.
"Come, mother," finally exclaimed
one of the sons-in-law, a dignified man
ufacturer, "tell us the secret of It!
How could you do all that you did and
yet keep sound and sane and happy,
and now, at 75 years of age, shame us
all with your spirit and vivid interest
in life? Why, you make us all seem
"Why, I didn't do as much as some
other women," Bald "mother" In depre
catory modesty. But when they con
tinued to demand the "secret," she re
flected a little, and then said, with
"Well, you see, I Just did flrst one
thing and then another."
The listeners gazed In admiring si
lence at the beautiful old woman. She.
misinterpreting their silence, wag be
ginning to explain, when the manufac
"Don't, mother 1" he begged. "Don't
spoil that perfect title autobiography.
You 'Just did first one thing and then
aaother.' I intend to have those words
framed and hung where erery employe
on ray premises can see them. And,"
he added, finally, "I'll hi»« a copy In
my private office, too. And when I'm
rushed to death, I'll remember to call
a halt and Just do flrst one thing and .
then another." |
Real life romance Is like a ©ontig
low (lists ss' It should be avoided.
RBtIONS IN DISGUST.
One result of the Gear's manifest*
granting a reform government to Rus
sia baa been the resignation of M.
head of tlie Ho;/
Synod, and the
fiercest opponent of
liberalism In tli»
empire. This lin
plaeable enemy to
gressive was born
In 1827. While pro
fessor of civil law
In the Moscow Uni
versity he was the
tutor of the sons of
Alexander 11. In
1872 he became a member of the Oonn
cll of the Bmplrt, the Ixwly, which,
with the Czar, has been ruling Russia,
and In IKBO he was advanced to fee
post of chief procurator of the Holy
Synod. This position Is practically the
connecting link between the Russian
Orthodox Charti) and the Czar.
In the early yearn of the reign of
Alexander 11. there was a strong move
ment to replace* many of the old and
barbarous Institutions In Ruaala by tlie
more liberal Ideas of western Europe,
but ML Pobledonostseff strongly op
posed nil the Innovations, maintaining
that none of Ihcm would be applicable
to Russia tad Russian Ideas. He al
ways set his face steadily against par
liamentary methods of administration,
modern judicial organization, trial by
Jury, freedom of the press and secular
Probably there wns no man In Rus
sia more cordially detested by so many
people as M. I'obledonostseff. He al
ways opposed by eve^y means In bin
power any liberalization of the civil or
religious Institutions of Russia, but h»
whs at least sincere. He believed Im
plicitly that Russia whs destined to
dominate the globe, and frequently
said: "Russia Is not a state; Russia la
For a quarter of a century M. Poble
donostsoff dominated the Council of
th<> empire by his overwhelming per
sonality. None of the ministers could
withstand the crushing force of ul«
arguments, and his victories were
If. I'obledonoHtseff practically re
ceived his political deathblow when
(In- Imperial ukase was Issued, striking
the shackles from religion. What made
It all tile more bitter was the fact
that It synchronized with the anni
versary of bis Jubilee as procurator
general of the Holy Synod.
SELECT HOSPITAL PALACES.
Hoiiae Surgeon Weara l!r«nlas
P*—— Everything , n 7 i,.
When fashionable men or women go
Into a private hospital of the present
day type It does not mean that they
must put the things of their own
world behind them. There la little of
the ordinary simplicity of furnishing
that one associates with the word hos-
I> 11 a I In these institutions, snys the
New York Press, nor la there a prev
alence of white wallH and the odor of
lodoform. Nor do the doctors and
huse burgeons dress in the uniform or
the ordinury garb of the average In
A first visit to one of the best-known
private hospitals in this city must aee
esarlly be something In the nature of
a Knock to one wiio knows only tha
big public Institutions of this kind. Iv
place of wide, empty, sun -lighted hall*.
With hardwood floors, the visitor will
see such a dimly lighted Interior a*
he iiil^lit expect to lind In a smart
dwelling house. There are costly ruga
on th<> floor, handsome grilles andl
silken portierres in the doorways. Tha
reception room Is also furnished with
beautiful raft, attractive eusy chain*
arid tables on which Is a littler of
beautifully bound books of all sorts, to
say nothing of a profusion of the latest
No dog-eared back numbers of cheap
magazines or uninteresting technical
monthlies are In sight Waiting U
made as agreeable as possible, so far
as the eye Is concerned, by the har
nittnlouH hanging on the walls and the
rare bits of porcelain and pottery that
are placed about on convenient
shelves and recesses.
Across the hall from the reception
room the visitor may catch a glimpse
of the dining room of the staff of
bouse surgeons—a perfect gem of an
apartment from the masculine point
of view. Indeed, It Is that character
istic touch of the man in all these dec
orations that somehow gives to these
Interiors a savor of being a stage set
ting. It Is such an Interior as you
night see at the Empire Theater dur
ing the run of a modern society play.
A further comforting touch of the
correct social atmosphere la furnished
to smart Inmates of tills hospital by
the head house surgeon, who Invari
ably makes his round of calls after a
o'clock In evening dress. He does not
shirk his responsibilities In this line
by slipping Into a dinner Jacket, lie
goes to the extreme of a white waist
coat, with his claw hammer, and as k*
is a decidedly handsome man the
whole effect of his presence Is ex
tremely soothing to his feminine pa
Of course, all of these things go into
the patient's bills, though they are not
itemized. A young New York woman
who had to go to this private hospital
for five weeks received a bill for that
time of $346.35. When she got It aba
looked It over and remarked: "The
1546 la bad enough, but that 33 mil
U positively cruel."
There la but one land In which all
men and women enjoy equal right*,
aud that \» dreamland.