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DAILY C1TIZEN:SUPPLEMEKT-SATUIIDAY,'MAY iJ, 1800.
DENS QF RAILWAY KINGS
OFFICES WHERE TRANSPORTATION
MAGNATES DO THEIR WORK.
Bar-h Huiiina to Reflect 111 u llrgree the
I'oramuillty of Ua Occupant Tho Gent
lltr of Mr. lpiow mid llio Iti serve of
Copyright, Auioricnu Press AaacK'iullun.l
It has been assorted that pooplo pos
sessing marked Individuality frequently
impart It to tho rooms, oftlcis or work
shops which they occupy, bo that when
A OIJMI'SK OK MR. PK.l'KW'8 i-:m.
one enterti tho long used itpitrt iik iiIh of
an acquaintance ho recognizes in the
placing of tho chairs, tlx arrangement of
papers or the very trick of the adjust
men t of a hook or piece of bric-a-brac the
personality of hU friend. Perhaps it
tuaybe quo to constant association that
the owner and room become inseparable,
or possibly a man may transfer Home sub
tle influence to his place of alioile,
This, I think, must he the ease with
the great railroad magnates all of whom
are men of the st.ungest individuality -and
their offices. For instance, I called
recently upon Mr. Chauncey M. Vpuw
and on winding in mv card w.us admit
ted, Mr. IX'Jhiw wan Rented at an enor
mous donk which was lilerallv co . red
with all sorts of palters and letters, and
which, judging from a h isty glance, rep
resented the social as well as business
phase of his life. When 1 entered ho
(although he had never sen me before)
extended his hand ami with a kindly
mile Baid: "Dodge, how aro you? sit
down. What can I do for you':" 1 had
ri I ii aV'i Vj. tJ
WI1KHK JAV (lilt l.lt I.aiiiiIIS.
formulated my message Is-fon- enu ring,
and poured it into his ear in about four
teen seconds. He declined to grant my
request, but 1 left feeling almost as good
as if he had, all because of his courteous
Although nnnirof perfect ipiiet mt
vades President Do-pew's otllce, o:ie can
not bnt foel that an enormous amount of
work is done thero. Mr. I)epew is verv
methodical in his basiness boots nul
methisls. If he were otherwise, lie could
not possibly attend to his countless du
ties; much less find time to d.-vo'it to a
thousand and i 'tie social obligation, lie
la the only railroad president i t New
York who goes home to a midday m -nl.
This he is able to do on in ui'.t of tile
proximity of his house to Hint ir.i.id (,'ru
tral depot. Uf course a large poi lion of
the routine work is taken olf his hands
by his secretary, Mr. II. 0. Dnv.il. Mr.
Depew is president of the New York
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AUSTIN rolllllN'S WnllK III u 1.4,
Central, and was recently chvteil n di
'rector in the Western National bank,
ithe stiK'k of which, on his election,
I Jumped from Ml to III.
The Missouri Pucilin president, Mr.
Gould, Is tho hardest man in New York
to get at Olio has to reach him, if at
'all, through a whole cortnof secretaries
and assistants. It is safe to s ay, how
ever, if Olio's IIICSMIgO Is of SUlll.'iiMlt im
portauce to reach Mr. (hiuM lie will be
accorded an interview. Mr. (.liuld is
icily courteous and chillingly nlite, lie
will listen with attention, hut the visitor
must minis bo brief. When Mr. Uotild
givis an answer it Is conveyed with a
quiet decisiveness that admits of no fur
ther discussion, and tho caller goes out
Into the cheerful sunshine with a feeling
of relief. Tho very office has an air of
reserve alsmt it, although its appoint
menta are most luxurious, its master
a f. HUNTINUTON'B M'slNKM. lldMR.
does not spend much time there, depend
ing largely upon a corps of assistant
headed by bis sou Uistrgo to look after
Mr, Austin Corbin, president of the
Philadelphia and Heading, and leading
spirit In a iiuuiImt of other largo roads,
hai tho most elegant oflleo of any of the
railroad magnates of New York, It is
situated in his own building, at tho cor
ner of John street and Uroadway. Mr.
Oorbtn lives uptown in magnificent stylo,
bnt according to tho charter of tho
Philadelphia and Reading company bo
has to keep a largo establishment in
Philadelphia, at which place bo spewls a
portion of each week. IIo Is very ap
proachable and wonderfully genial and
kind and makes ono feel at homo nt once,
Be Is extremely exact In the observance
of business methods, but Imparts a glow
of warmth and good cheer to his oilleo
that makes one foel thoroughly com
fortable, lie is given to making remarks
full of shrewd humor. His hobby la bil
uoor preserve iu Mew Hampshire, and if
oue touch upon that topic he will at
once wax enthusiastic and find time to
send tho porter uiwtulrs for a oonple of
magnificent life size crayon fikotcho of
tho "king und queen of the elks.
Mr. Collis P, Huntington is accessible,
when in town, during business hours to
those only who havo matters of the most
pressing importance to present. He is
rather brusque, hut always agreeable, so
long as ono doesn't inl'ringo unjustifiably
upon bis tune. Ilo is now nearly 67
years old, yet he acts as president of the
Southern Pacific route which includos
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Hteam
sW;i line the Louisiana and Westorn
railroad, tho Texas and New Orleans
MIL BAMflct RUIAN'8 PKIVATK OFFICE.
railroad, the Ualveston, Harripburg and
Han Antonio, the Southern Pacific, of
New Mexico, the Southern Pacific of
Arizona, the Southern Pacific of Califor
nia, the Central Pacific and a monitor of
other lines in California and the west.
Probably one of tho most interesting
of all the railroad presidents who have
their offices in New York is Mr. Samuel
Sloan, president of tho Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western railroad. Very few
people know that he Is an Irishman. IIo
was born nt Lisbnrn, near lielfast, In
I!d7. I'omiiig to America when young,
he received a good education nt Colum
bia (Irammar school in New York, and
was afterwards a merchant, supervisor
and state senator. Ho was president ut
tho Hudson River rnilroad from IBM tq
Isili, and also acted as commissioner ol
tho trunk lines. Ho was elected presii
dent of the Delaware, Lackawana and
Western in INiT, and is now president
of a do.eii smaller Minis nnd a director in
tho Western I'liiou Telegraph company i
In bis business habits Mr. Sloan Is
clockwork itself. IIo opens, reails and
answers all of the otllcial and tersonal
letters that come to hisofilce, never em
ploying a stenographer, and this, too, at
77 years of age. Ho is passionately fond
of flowers and nearly every day brings
huge bunches down town, which he pute
in glasses on his d-sk. During tho enm
iner Mr. Moan lives at (Ian. nun's, on tho
Huilson, about fifty miles alstve New
Yuri., and makes the trip to and from
the city every day, getting to his office
at III a. m. mid leaving at i-'M p. in.
Mr. Sloan has the reputation of lteing
crabls'il and hard to approach. Ou tho
contrary, he is tho kindest of men If one
only has Kiulicieiit sense not to attempt
to talk to him when ho is overwhelmed
with business matters. All his clerks
are very fund of their aged chief.
HuNliV Ikvinii Diiihjk.
IIIm'ii.i-.v of a I'rc-lllNtorlu Town, j
Much imparlance Is attached by those
engaged ill researches relative to the
early records of tho human raco to the
rivoiit discovery on the Ohio sido of
the river near Parkersburg, V. Va., of
the remains of a pro-historic village. Tliei
town sitocoinprisesan urea of alstut four
acres, and over the entire area the earth
is slightly burned, having a reddish
colur, und is thickly intermixed with
fragments of pottery, streaks of ashes
an 1 fragments ofltoiics of animals and
human U ings. In several places are to
he si vn the ruins of what socio to bo an
cient lire;. laces.cuntaining charcoal inter
mixed wttlicharred nutsof various sorts.
Around thewi fireplaces aro found orna
ments nad implements, such as buttle
axes, belts, knives, drills, sjnar and arrow
points, and ornaments made of bono and
slate. The spear and arrow heads are of
lino workmanship, and aro all of very
hard substances, as agato, chalcedony,
cariieliau, quart., jasper and slate.
i:ml of lh Kniniiiiil IMtHriilly,
Tho recent signing of the final protocol
of the Sjiniuan treaty at thoderman for
eign olilco iu Iterlin by the repn-senta-tivesof
the L'uitcil States, Ureal Uritaiu
and (lermauy removes from tho realm
of International dispute a perplexing
question tiial at oue time threatened to
involve at least two of tho powers named
In war. Samoa is far away, tho islands
are of no particular value save to the
native inhabitants, and tho regulation of
alfairs there could advantage noun of the
thrtsj nations mentioned to any remark
able extent. Yet the dispute was for a
time of serious dimensions. Now it is
wed out of the way, it la to bo hoped,
for a few years at least.
She I'rrfrrreil lnrU,
Nostalgia Is as prevalent tisluy as
when the Herman guards of Justinian's
palace at Couslautiuoplo killed them
selves because they bad lost hnsi of ever
again seeing I he lihins they loved. The
latest interesting case of homesickness
on nvord is that of .Mile. Jennie Dude-
cas'.le, a I''rcnch maiden of 17. She re
sided in Cliiago with relatives, but
iiltied for the native air of "gay Paroo."
She packed her trunk the other dav, ap
propriated (qnO that chanced to be (n the
house and caught a steamer at New
York lteforo her friends learned what
had ltecoiiio of her.
THE POET OF ILLIN0I3.
Hti Numit Is tliimra Newton Matthews,
ami lie llitu Many Frlelula
Dr. James Newton Matthews Is named
by his admirers as tho "Poet of Illinois,"
It is not 11111111 criticism, however, to say
that their ja lgmctit is slightly biasod by
their lovo for tho man, as he is person
ally ono of the most lovablo men In the
country. Two years ago many thousand
people gal In-red at Mason, Ills., to a sum
mer festival and marched In procession
to his home, bands playing und children
honor. Many em
inent men and
writers sent po
ems, letters and
His earlier po
ems were chlofly
renditions of the
voices of natural
It might be said
JAMIM N. MATTIIKWB, ,)mt he dimply
translated nature Into simple melodious
verso the blue skies HiH-kml with olouds,
the deep forests, tho gn'on landscape and
rippling streams. Later he wrote more
In tho character of a seer, giving expres
sion to chiKirful hopes for the future,
Joyful confidence In the condition of the
dead and encouragement to all the UV'
ing. Maurice Thompson, of The New
York Independent, thus writes of Mat
thews: "Few poets are so honored and
few deserve it as he does. What he
writes Is authentic. He is of the elect."
Purity is a marked feature alike of his
life and his poetry. The conduct of life
and development of character are his
favorite themes. His book, "Temple
Vale and Other Poems, has already had
many thousand readers, and his lightest
productions contain a promise of "higher
development to come."
Dsnolnf to niNinarrk'B Mimlo.
An amusing story of Dismark Is to the
euect that shortly before his retirement
from office he was passing through the
royal palace nt Berlin when ho entered a
room in which the young princes were
merrily romping and dancing to the
music of a barrel organ. Tho youngsters
Insisted that Prince Bismarck should
stay and dance with them. "I am too
old," said the stiff and stately septuagen
ariaA, "and really I cannot dance, bnt if
the crown prince will dance I will grind
Tho bargain was at once struck. The
crown prince joined his two brothers,
and Princo Uismurck ground away mer
rily at the organ while tho children
danced on in high glee. In the midst of
their mirth the door opened and the
young kaiser entered. He smiled to see
the redoubtable roichskanzler grinding
the barrel organ, and, after a word of
greeting to his sons, he observed in
mock displeasure to Prince Bismarck,
"You begin in good time to make the
heir apparent dance to your piping.
Why, this is tho fourth generation of
Huhenzollorns to whom you devote
A Hyrlan In Hani Lurk.
United States Commissioner Lee, at
Paris, Tex., was called on recently to
give an opinion in a caso of a most
peculiar kind. Jean George Heirel, a
Syrian of Ileyront, requested a warrant
for tho arrest of his brother's wife. He
conld not bring Mrs. Seizel to America.
for she was in bad health and hail five
children to euro for. His sister-in-law,
a hnndsomo woman of 20 years, there
fore accomiumiod him, by consent of her
huslmnd. Recently they met another
Syrian, with whom the woman olopod
and went into the Indian territory. By
Syrian law Seizel must return the
woman In good condition and health t
tho brother, or he, his wife and children
will be punished, or should he not re
turn or bring her at the stipulated tune,
punishment will be visited on them.
The commissioner could not grant the
warrant, but issued a certificate showing
that the woman hail abandoned him.
This will lie forwarded to the United
States consul nt Beyrout.
An Old Strsmahlp Hull.
The oldest Bteamshlp hull In existence
that of the Industry now lies In Bowl
ing bar 1 sir on the Clyde. The Industry
was built in the year 1HI4 at Fairlie, and
had the following dimensions: (irons ton-
TUB liriJt OF TIIK INIHHTUY.
noge, OH; registered, 43; length, IW feet:
breadth, 17 feet; depth, feet. She was
protsdled by imldles and worked by a
single cylinder ten horse power engine of
16 inches diameter. A movement is at
present on fisit iu Scotland to provide for
the preservation of the hull. The en
gines are on exhibition nt the Kelvin
grove museum at Glasgow.
flow Fantlitg AnVetrd 8uerl,
Giovanni Succi is a man on whom Dr.
Tanner probably looks with envious
eyes. Hnch has made a record as a forty
day faster, the latter at Chicago some
years ago, the former in London re
cently. Those who followed tho details
of Istlh these caul's of prolonged and
voluntary abstention from fisnl assert
(hat the Italian has come through the
trial more successfully than did the
American. Hnccl lost thirty pounds dnr
ing his fast, and ono Inch In stature, the
latter divrease being duo to the shrink
ago of the cartilages between the ver
tebno of the spine.
Henry Rosenfeld, a young citizen of
Chitvigo, ln,ll,t 'to given first rank among
the persistent gliilto trotters of the day.
Although but III years old.be is now
half way through with his foarth trip
around the world.
KmvIiik Itsitk' Patrons.
"People of fhat nationality patron
ize savings banks tho most!'
"The Germans urn by Ion J odds our
best ruxlituicrs. As a race Ihey arr
thrifty ami saving. Tho moment a
young German Iwgins to earn inonj
lie almost invariably Itcgini to save it,
no mutter how small the wages he umv
bo fretting. Nor when lie lias once b
k.uil tliH'S lie stop. llisdeHisitsllow In
ma constant stmitn until they reach the
limit, iiriiiitil the young man lias saved
enough with which to start business
"Next to tho Germans I think you
may pluco lliosoof Irish descent, so fur
ut leant us suviiig is concerned. When
opening an account hero they keep the
fact secret, even to the liieniUra of
tlicirown families. Many of them, 'tl
foiiiMO. lire servant girls, who save
great ileal of money, si mm of them ac
cumulating us high us Z,00(l." Inter
view in liiistklyn Kugle.
eVIIIng I'nilrrwrsr In Nrw Mesteo.
This letter is from nun of our travel
logmen whom we sent down in New
Mexico recently to open up an untried
territory, Wlicn ho left lie had unite
a bundle of expeiisu money, but altout
two weeks Inter lie wired us for more
funds. We sent him (lie oiir.li, as we
did In another two weeks, when he
telegraphed for mora, liist week he
wired us for a third Installment, Up
to that time wo hud not received a
sltiglo order from him, and I at once
wrote to say that wo did not ltcgrudg
him a renwiniihlo uinouiit of expense
money, but nt the same time wo would
liko to see some results in the shape of
substantial orders. This I his reply!
"You sent mo down hero into Now
Mexico to travel for you. To travel 1
must liuvfl money. I am selling un
derwear, and how can you exited me
to send you orders when I am tun only
man within n thousand mile of this
pluca who ever wore underclothing I"
CONGRESSMEN AT HOME
WHERE TWO SENATORS AND A REP
Quay anil llayne, of I'eniisylviMila, Are
nomlollrd at the Nutlonul Capital, bat
MoPherMin, of New Jrrsry, Intes on
Hll Farm Nrsr Mnmrrvlllr.
(Copyright, liy Ameriran Pm Association.)
Matthow Stanley Quay, junior senutor
from Pennsylvania, is a close student of
books as well as of men. IIo likes good
company and plenty of it, but when his
friends go away he seeks more solid en
joyment iu reading. He Is particularly
SENATOR QUAY'S RRSIDKNCR.
fond of the English classics, and his libra
ry at Beaver court house, Pa., is one of
the finest private collections in the state.
Added to his fondness for literature he
has a keen appreciation for the fine, arts,
and his Beaver home is filled with gisjd
spscimons of some of the host masters in
oils and water colors. Artists have fre
quently remarked on his judgment in
these matters and have considered it R
Bubject for surprise.
The house occupied by hiin and pict
ured here was once the homo of Senator
Sawyer. His former home is at Denver,
bat he has not lived there for some
years, having spent most of his time ut
Hanisburg, tho statu capital, and In
Washington. He has a family of five
children, to whom ho is affectionately
devoted. The eldest is IMclianl It. Quay,
who is this summer a candidate for elec
tion to the Pennsylvania state legisla
ture. Tho other boy is named after the
old war governor of Pennsylvania, An
drew Gregg Curtin Quay, and la a lieu
tenant in the army. Tho three girls are
named rosH-ctively Mary, Corul and
Susan. Mr. and Mrs. Quay entertain a
good deal in an unostentatious way,
neither of them raring much for display.
An immense dining room on tho right of
the entrance hall contains a long table
which is usually kept set and ready for
guests and friends whom the senator is
always liable to bring home without
warning. Tho senator has tho reputa
tion of never offering a friend a poor
quality of either wines or cigars.
TIIK HtlMR tlF RFI'IIKMPXTATIVB IIATNK.
Built of pure white snmlstoiie and
situatw: on Massiu'liusetts avenue. In the
most fashionable part of the city, the
house of Representative Thomas M.
Bayno Is one of the hamlsonii-st and most
dsslrablo In Washington. Mr. Bayne
represent tho Allegheny district of Penn
sylvania and hna just sold his home In
that city, intending to take up hi resi
dence permanently here. lie. however,
has a country place at Ilellevuc at which
he spends his summers. The house, of
which a picture Is given here, is iHNtutl-
fully and expensively furnished. It Is
finished in hard woods throughout. The
lower hall is wainscoted halfway to th
ceiling In oak, and the little room on the
right, nsed as Mr. Bayne's private ofllee,
is flnishisl In the same way. M r. Baynr
Is fond of good horses and knows how to
Senator John It. McPherson, of Now
Jersey, is an amateur fanner on a some
what largo scale, and nothing delights
him mure than to take a few of his col-
leaguiw to his country home, show them
his One hlisMicd stock, and give thom
some gissl shooting In his gnine pre
serve. Delia Moad is the euphonious
name he has givou to this place, and the
Belle Mend stock Is known throughout
New Jersey and the ailjoliiliig stab's.
The Reading railroad has a station tin
the farm, and the house has telegraphic
and telephonic communication with the
WflKltf SENATOR M'rilRRaON I.IVKfl.
nearest town of Hotncrvllle. The Senator
iisnds Ids nummcrs there and take a
groat isTsonal Interest Iu all tho affairs
of his estate.
The house Is an old farm residence
which has Issm improved and added to
In order to accniiiisluio tho McPhersoti
On the south side a imrch, overgrown
with grais'vliies, exfeuis along the entire
front, and the building Is surrounded
with shade tps-s. Tho fann Includes
thousand si' res, six hundred of which are
In pasturage and meadow land. A flue
herd of Ilnlslein rattle, With a few Jer
seys, together with a llock of blooded
shncp, occupy this portion of the estate.
Then there is u large orchard with ten
thousand iteiu'h trees, part of I hem bear
ing and the rest still unmatured. This
section the senator leaves to the rare of
hi manager, but he himself superintend
largely the stock farm, lie know the
pedigrees of every animal on the place,
and takes as much interest in their wel
fare as he could in the passage of a bill.
Some time ago Mr. Mcpherson laid out
a small tract i f his estate as a game pre
serve. He stocked it with English pheas
ants, California quail, wild ducks, wild
geese and English hures. These have mul
tiplied at a great rate, and now furnish
him and his friends with plenty of sport
in the shooting season.
IIiiMtY E. Eland,
rrrMlclent ur tlto Woman's Feilrrutlun.
"Federation of Women's Clubs" is tho
title of an organization just completed in
full convention iu New York city, und
Mrs. Charlotte Emerson Brown, of East
Orange, N. J., is
la supposed t o
bear about tho
same relation to
o 1 u b s of tho
ized for various
purposes, us con
gress does to the
state legislature, '$
or, perhaps, a ro- mARUym R, lmoWN,
lation more like
that the Knights of Labor bear to the
various trades organizations; for the
chief incentive was the hope of improv
ing the condition of working women.
The convention was of great interest,
and its entire management indicated u
remarkable improvement iu woman's
capacity for parliHiueiitury work.
The president is ,')() years old, a daugh
ter of Professor Ralph Emerson, of An
dover Theological seminary, and tin
wife of ltev. Dr. William lii own, win
was professor ut that seiiiiiinry till Inwi.
She is a natural liugui.-.t, and her eiithu
siastic admirers say she is "master ot
seven languages." With all this, she if
a lady of great executive ability and per
sonal magnetism. As president of tlx
Orange Woman's club she has gajiu de
tiauil N,.v Altniit Albert l:ilurl.
In Jersey City them is an a-s-K-iatioi.
known as the Hoys' Progressive society
Tho memliers endeavor to contribute a.
much as they can to a missionary fund.
Some tiino ago each was given a bright
new penny with directions to increase
his small capital in any honorable. wa
for tho benefit of the cause. In various
wavs all the lads, save one, did well, mid
several of tho cents brought iu dollars
of profit by judicious investment. The
unlucky monitor of tho society was n
youth who sent his coin to the Prince of
Wales with an explanatory note. Ib
got thecopter back the other day ami
with it came the following letter:
"Maki.iiiikhi-oii IlnrsK, Pali. M vi.i.
"Sill 1 am desired by the Prince of
Wales b thank you for the necoinpany
ing penny, and to inform you in reply
that his royal highness does not require
it. Your nltedioiit servant,
Hie statement of Kir Francis ought t
set at n-st now and forever the long cur
rent rcmrt that the heir to the British
crown is head over lns-ls in debt and ex
cevdingiy hard up for spending mom y.
A lli'llmny llimnllna; llmie.
Edward Bellamy's novel "Lookinc
Backward" has up to date reaeh.il a
sale of nearly .,"o,oih) eopii-s iu England.
It is also responsible for the formation at
Decatur, Ills., of "The Koby," a co-ojkt-atlvo
eating establishment, gen, -rally re
ferred to by those not admitted to its
benefits a the "Bellamy Isiarding
house." Fifty-four men and women
share the Is-nellts of the enterprise, each
taying wisdtly if.'. 7.1 therefor, and this i
tho sort of return they get for their
Breakfast Fruit: cereal food of soiin
kind; two kinds of meat; eggs, p.tatoes.
biscuit, griddle cakes or rolls, toast, tea
Dinner Snip, relish, or salad: one
kind of fish mid two kinds of mint
three vegetables; tile or pudding, fruit.
coffee, tea, chiH-olate or milk.
Hupier Cold meal; balo-d or cream
potatoes; salad: hot rolls, cakes or muf
fins; fruit or dessert; coins', lea, chociv
lute ur milk.
Kile W'mm Nitt nn flmtrl.
NllllllsT one oil the lint of wivesof Ihi
shah of Persia sulTers fi.,m a c.it.irai t
In one of her eye. She went to Vienna
recently for surgical treat iiient. A largi
share of the iHipulalioli of the Austrian
capital assembled at the railway station
to catch n glimpse, on her uriival. of u
woman they fondly thought was en
dowed with all the charms of oriental
lovellni-ss. Instead of a young and love
ly hour! they Isdield iiii liilinn old lady
of 60 carried by elderly negroes from flu
ran to a caiTiage. The royal eyes. It it
ald, will nvovcr their sharpness aftei
tVrsrlril Ity Ailllllrillloll.
Possibly Kxplon-r Stanley now think-
that Klllill chose the wiser part when In-
decided to plunge anew Into the African
forests Instead of facing the welcome of
the clvilir.nl world. From the lime he
landed at Dover until he reached London,
Stanley was the magnet that attiv.i -1
large nd annoying crowds of admirers,
I am simply Ism il In death, groaned
the wont out traveler, us he sank into a
seat III acaiinge Is'side llat'oliess llur
dett Colitis and was hurried away from
the crush of a big gathering of curious
English at the Victoria station iu Gui
don. Mrs. John W. F-tlrr na'titlr Invited tnhsr
h'tuxr st Waoliiiigioii for a "HiisiiMi roarer-
aslons" tlis ivw tlm m.,-nt illil'HiinU
ami Hi lu.ll.si.'f tin, liiternntloinil cntiii-reuc
who iiinnk HimiiMi sad severnl liidin wliiiars
Irarnlux Hvoa-li Nnlliing tail HmiiiIi ttsi
alloonl to lHniki'ti, and lite ennUof Invita
tion ttrrs cuiiiiii'd hi Hmtii',li. Tint renins
wsrs dirki'l nllli tin' lliilli-niin Haiti nnl
flirting fan nf old Castile, and tlie kulies ad
ilrwassl rsiii othrr as "xmioi s."
riioUiursiihy l helne spelled In the Idrntl-
Aral Ion of Ixalli III a I'lii-lons manner by tits
Pant Isillen. A kimftleilMenf tlie ii llliitien
of a mtirilerisl tMrsoii tmifti'li of !inmrtAiios,
and, Hi hand li Hit' purl usually neat af
fected Ity one's ork, s lures series nf phnto
Kraplt bstrr Issmi taken, em it itimslins Iiik Hi
baoiln of a workman nn a Isrgs sen lit ami Ills
figur st ork nn a small (Csl,
Th wrstltrr plant as a harmnnter hna lawn
dmlrojril hy Ids illncorsry that tint nrilumry
rilled sad fulling ut tit Iwvns ilrimnd nn
variations In Hi liileailtynf light, Tliepiml
tlnii tliituglil to fomtiill now and hall is n
riucnt by s pmmuq the pulllon for fog and
mint ami for nlsetrlcltjr In tint air Is oaiiatsl
by varying light, ami lh po-ltlim taken tn
Indicate Ihiinder and lightning rim to It a
result of discs.
litre U a liuiiln apparatus for nbtnlnltta an
leetrlo virk. Hound the center of a coin
otou laniieliliiinrjr Is posted a atrlpiif tliifnll,
and snot her atrip from one end of Hi ohlin
ar Ut 1111110 a uuarUr of au liwk of tui
ring. Tlu-ii a plecunf silk is wraps-d around
a brush und lliu interior nf tho cliiiuiiuy la
riibhod hrisldy. In thu ilurk a bright eluctrlo
park limy Isj aei'ii to pass troui ono piooo of
tinfoil to the other eaeli tiuiu tUu brutal la
withdruiva fruin the chimney.
This Is Hie way a chicken or duck It fat
tened: Thrust Into a cylinder, it is kept iu
darkness fur three weeks: thrice per Ulum a
patent fund, I'omposeil largely of corn muul,
is forced by a small pinup into its crop; Itea
joys no tilterimiive, it must sleep alM fatten;
piirulyzei) hy iuei-iia, Us llesh heenium white
ami tender, nu! iu three win-ks it isaa fat as
a ball of bullcr. Tlm cost nf fatiuuiug a
chlekeu dues not ,-xi'eed eight, cents; u chicken
an fattened briars len cents uinro a jsitiud in
thu market Ueiu other ehiekens.
NOVEL IDEAS OF CHlLDntN.
Tlie itiinlitt AiiKivi'i-N mill I'trtnr:'N l-;lititri
ill s.-IiimiI ;.aluhialii.as.
The school ihildreii of F.nv.lMiid nro
like those of America in one particular
at least if they give wrong answers to
questions they can supplement, tho errort
with excellent reasons for making them.
A short time ago a London inspector
made his annual visit to tlie various ele
mcntnry educational institutions of the
big oily, and put the pupils through the
time honored "rntirse of sprouts."
A.N t:l:l I'lln.N oli' l.:.l II s.
At oiiesehool a very prominent exam
inee was a tall, well dressed boy of strik
ingly independent deport inei After he
had correctly lead a half page of matter
the Inspector proceeded to te.:t his intel
li;,'e!nv by a-king a question based ujion
the text. Said h Mv lad. the tenu
standard iK-t' isvurs in ymir lir-t panel
grniili. 'ow name mo lour standard
Al'ti r a moments' hesitation tho pupil
"Shaki-pearo. Milton. Wordsworth
The talk on the nib.jii-t of grammati
cal diminutive-, c;i, i;.-l some novel In
formation. The inspector give as an
example "manikin, a Utile man," ami
asked for n ut riouioix iu the aiuo line.
A liiiinlHrol hand i were raised.
"Lambkin, a little lamb," shouted the
child called ou.
"Very gis'd," said the inspector, point
ing to another lad.
"'i'oiukiu, a htllu Tom," was t!io an
swer. The in pector somewhat demurred nt
this, but finally accepted it. IIo then
t h i ii t -1 to a fiuthi-r lad.
'Uii.-kiu, a little 'bus!" was tho re
ssinse. The iii' i-ti r's (ountetiaiice fi ll.
"Now. my lads," he pleaded, "do take
time to think before yon speak. The
la.-.t unsw, rwas altogether wrong." And
he jsinted t ta liltl- yok. l behind, who,
ill his d.-sperate eagerness to catch the
inspis tor's ey.., had ventured to mount
upon the form.
"Well, you lad." said the iiisjsrtor.
(minting at last to this young ho ful,
"Pumpkin, sir: a Inlle pump! '
Afo r this the pupils were asked to de
lineate t In ir idiasof things pictorially
on their sl.ti s. A you'll uhn was directed
to display his com , prion of the volt alio
Vesuvius handed Hp I he dran iug given
"Yes." said the liisjss'tor, "tha is
fairly g.Hl: but that other object, my
Isty, what is fiat':"
"tih,"ri-sH.inii-d tbelittleailist, "that,
sir, ! the paiHi chun-li o' Poms ii,"
A s-soiid remarkable feat was that
sTt'orine I by a boy who was told to set
down his ill. a of a long inch, a square
inch and a ctr-te tui h. The illustration
sho. the iv nit i f his l.dsirs.
L J & 1
A Ijiinu, a si.'t ami a i i liir li II.
Here ai" s. ai f tlie answers obtained
to qtu-st ioas at variou M-honl:
"Whal is an iuvcutiou;"
"PI- use, sir. it's cither a Imy or u girl."
"Why do you think so?"
"I!, c.-.u-.' i,-.ii-!,i-r said mil -ity was
the lit it ii i of i.ivi -ut ion, and so 1 1 ! o ot -h t
sum it laid to be cnh -r a hoy or a girl."
The simy of the prodigal soli was tue..
tiniie-l. "Sotue of you can tell mo, per
haps." s.ii I the exaliiiiu r, "what this
iiatikhry youth did Willi his share of his
fat hi r's Wealth."
Piped a .year-oi l: "I'lcao, lu'.itn, he
went and sH iil it 'long wi' the other
The Nime)iii cm'ii his gamin, in response
to the qui ry. "Why did the g'S'd tlod
create I in- woman live for the man?" re
sh.n,l.'l: "l,, uiake Adam Ins colVw
t I. .net ,lllilli-lal I m-eer.
.Indifi' I inii.ti 11. Ilnivkhiirtt, wl'.tdied
some days ago at lu Imiue iu llunt-ville,
Mo., bad a litnaikal le nsoid mi the
Is'lich. I'or Hveiity-i ight veal's he pro
sided ill the Si mil jtidlcial circuit of
Missouri, and iu O-'.w
all thai lime he
did in 't miss a sin
gletenn of cotllt.
livery lawyer at
present II lliemls r
of the K.mdolpli
county bar was
admitted to prac
tice by him.
I udge lino fo
lium's ci I'l Hit
coiisisli"! of Kan
IU nml I ala- "" hi'"" H'lAllTT.
way counties. He was known us n ter
ror to i i imluats, and imnle the -rM't ra
tion of serious olTeiisea exeii'dltigly un
safe within Ms jurisdiction. At the time
of his il nt Ii he was nearly its years of
Nn Miiiuir'tt,v Vliiiili'il.
Angnstiu de hurl. Me, tlie grandson of
the only eiii ior otln r than Maximilian
whoever ruled in Mexico, has Isi'ti colli
polled to lly from hln native laud, The
visionary young uu,n Is said lohaveemu
lateil, in a small way, tho ridiculous at
tempt of the Hilkeof I liieatis to kick tip
a rumpus tn I'l atn e. Monarchical shares
nro not listed bi' l at picst td on the gov
el'lllilelital exclmiigi's of Atuelica.
Tn rrrpi'tililti' the lliilllitii,
Private enterprise bus nearly exlennl
tinted the biilVnlo, mid now private enter
prise proposes to secure the s'rH'tnultuli
of the spu -lea, A Canadian firm has se
cured a few of lite tareanlmals and with
thetu started a lancheln Manllobu. where
It is Inqs il tlieuuliiirried American bison
will In a few years show a pnttlluble rate
. V I
IfATKIl FOR TIIK II Kir,
A Vast lonplrn to he Uoilist'tnuil lij Irilas
lliitl. (SiH'chil Ciirruspondeiiei'.
Dtirhur some two weeks the new commit
tees ol irrigation of tho House nmlScmilu
huvo listened to Major J. W. Powell, nf the
Ueologlral .Survey, la explaiiatiou of the
trenieiidiius .roJn. lor reclaiming the arid
lands of tlie Wu.l by watering them artifi
cially. Ills an exliic id nary circumstance
that the C' lumitteei have always bad a quo
rum pre-eui, fur iho sebeiue proves to Ihi us
tnteitiiiuing as n poem or a novel entitled,
we will my, "Looking Forward," calcu
lated to stimtilutn lh fancy of tha liaieiivr
with the hope nf the creation of au iniiuena
empire in tlm inuu ry where crop ran not
now be grown at nil. The slatemeiit that, in
an area law euomdi tn make tun stutos lik
Ohio, lands not now wnrth 10 cents un acr
can be ntii'le wrtli t' an acre by merely
supplying them Willi water, coti'aina ssug
ftcstinii ol tlicgioal unpurUuccol theprupo
The enflrr rutin try west of the 100th me
ridian is cnlliil by HecruUiry Willeis, of the
Department of Agriculture "the Powell me
ridian," und this country, 1,000 miles square,
Mujnr Pnnell would divide into n ujn-n or
twenty ilr.iinni.a bu-in, chcIi liasln contain
lug all land drained by its chief river, and
liitvingiis its boundarv tlie dividing mountain-lorn.
Jn llic-e ilruinage iliitricla b
would iiiiistnict local gnvurniiients liitving
a inuwhat the sumo auliordination to the
Elate that nam lis I aire, ami into die hands
or the si It. lea within these drainage district
be would place the wliul nuttier of Irriga
tion, lie would auiborixe settlers to gut pos
session of laid ; to mortgage lb use lamia to
Irritnu lug companies; to lis and collect tuxes,
and to divi.le and protect their torests anil
1'usturuc.c uli'.v.' the range i f irrigation. His
bill, now In the lintels nf Congress, provide
that tlie reevoiia and d alnbuiing can a la
ahull be built under the supervision of tlx
"P'e who settle the lands, and thut they
ahull pass into the posaesiioll nt til pie,
wiih. an t'liiihi r l ayiiiuut, .at the end ut
I' lily aeVi n years.
.Major rowell i luc iliifiil fids plan before
the llousei liuec the other day, and look
fi r li s text the utilization and distribution
ol the vtuters of the K!o Orunde. Th
trouble tluve ut pr-seut Is that the river il
olten cut rely dry lor Iwoor ibn-e liundml
iu lea above iiu l bt lntv Kl l'.iau during th
season nt plant growth, slid that farms sr
p. -lushing iho.u-liout that distance. Th
turms of the io ono m-oi-1 in Mexico and
Tex . a Mow l-.l Pao ure similarly sulit-ring,
mi'l an in ciuiiionui question bus already
at si n f oui the protesis of the Mexican mill
isier ii. not the ixivs-lve use of wuteria
fob la in a id New .Mexico which prevent
the loiiiiei II -w. Not only is wutercutod ill
a .by lime, but tin-great exci-ss f water In
t incut Ib.il-e utiuii.dly inisliHis tlie chsn
in ! Ii. low ' l'asii, mi l ilicreli.T chungi
l oiii 'L' I - t.. wis h the Itepuljiio of the
1' It.-.l St.lt. s aid Ml-Xiill.
-M j- ! I..ill advises that if a large dam
w re 1'iiilt at Ml 1'us , nnd u rt-ervoircon
tin I ilieie, it would catch and preserve
nil I.e ito-.d wuiers nml riease tbeiu as
viutcul b the painteis und fiaeiislend' bo
i'v. ;.i .1. a! lie- same lime, woiihl fireveut
tie iii.slilie.il: I the Ivl.. f tin-UiofJruude,
Mi.ie i ic. ni y llirew into .Mexico four or
I.V'- -il-lare Ul'les of larilC'IS who SUpNiaed
iIha im re A im r can i-it z. mm. If the dam is
1. ii II s i r-'ici 'c l. it w ill ta ie a year to fill it,
mi'l lb. -re ii'tei ii w ill rr ga e lour linns tha
am--nut n: l.ni'l 1 1 ..il is lion reclaimed to fur
tiliiv b. "v.
Jlaj r Mills, nl tbe f. S. Army, detailed ai
an assist. a, t o .Major powi-ll, npi'urvtl U'lor
till' cnniuiillii' and made u siuH-melit nf 111
r anil- nl bi experience in lnvestiu'ating tlie
toi'ilitinnsot' irrinatiou nlnii '. lit- HioUraudij.
lie prin-u eil ui.iiaatt'l piuua for the vast
dam and icmmv Ir, wbicli would coiituin
Several squar- m lis of w.iiir, and rxpressid
thr loiicliisinn lluit the rxn'Uiinn nf the pro
ject w Hid r, ibs-iii huinln-d nf tbuusnnda of
Seres nf land aid would ts'uMl-ll H ilculiiUl
boiiml ity In iwitii Texas aid .Mi x co.
"I'nless t'tis rvniedy Inr aridity is pro
vlib d," said M.J .r Mills, "nr sonic other ai
tlbs'live, I sv im salvu'ioa f'TOii.oot) M-ltl
imw fiiruiiiig alsive und lieluw Kl l'uso. in
fcriili'v w II Idi'iiie alMolu'r, and l be tiirni
ets will buve tn ubuuilnii i Ii. Jr I'uruis and lly
tonmrsii wtiero w iti-r ein be bsd,"
Vuiinus ii id I. o. Is if irrt:stioti of the Im
mete I. ai s have rst'ii propo-Cil. oin
Isvi-r fivm- the lumla in liiuk lo wlmtaver
ronipsi v fc.iptalists will irrgntr Ihrm, ami
a me f.iVf Ii. ' .r risli'iiilitinu by the Ulli'ed
fstalis pov. rniaeiit. und ilirn the.r sul to the
highest bailer; hut to boih ol ilusw Jiujur
1'nsell is atn nuoti-ly ot ssH on the CT'-uud
tlist 1: w II emil lr iiiniiosilia to get hold of
lhr:ii. lie tliiiika the srttliT nunht to have
the entire iia'iciuri.t both that rultiug
Ir m t' r p mv nf w.itersnd that rsuiting
from lite p in e nf people, an 1 thut this
rati Is? s'tiiiiasl utily hi ti r maiuier outlhnil
In It a b II, t" Id udoptrd, pi rluqx, by th
romndnee. Il hu enc.Uil imiieiidniia in
tereal In forLtsM, ni.d SoUi imi-orl-ilit uo
iou w il roi ali y Im had. Towkssau,
j-jjiot j disss rx.ji j.vo.
Xacttlfiiirln, tit Ituaslan, and Ounsbrs;f
The rliixi m itcH st Hsvnna between
Twltigoriii un I tiuiiatssrg will rtnk a th
must il- lib r contest In thai tntranctnggatti
ever undi rt ikeu. llavsus la a fann. us dies
mrrr, and i s cllmutust thisscasou is ouu
durire tn clear slid
lieiltl.ful br.iln work.
The mud It f r J9
$ inin si.d at ib b
ginning of the n inn
tenth the srnrr stisid
Tscblg' Tiii, 7; (iuu
oerg, 7; 11111111, A.
lly winning th Inst
g mis Tschlg "rin w n
th match. Th
P.ii-a n is a hard ,
worker nml labor
prtspirltu ly ovrr hi
riiuii-s, while Ouu
berg Likri thing
sit In his cha.r sll
lliroiigh n gum with tcwinrit.
Ins eyes nut' d on the board. Hi fnosshow
harp ni' n id strain nnd ton dun. Uunsbcg'
theoiy is Unit th bialn must bav reluas
yst irom in strain, and
i- '. JSew Ui.t mild t,w.-.lnn is
not only m4 disnd
vnlgenn to ens'
(tint, but really au
Id. He now and
then Indulge lo vtr
vernation with br
SUtidira while play
ing. Th Oormsn
rlsyi mere rspidly
ml brilliantly than
Tertilpnrin, but th
latter Is nVailly In Hi
rold fori of hi
Tli pliytri re
ceived a bsndsotu
pot fiar their phrlng
tyi lo lbs witmrr of every game, slid 118 to
th In-iT, this rs'lng paid by tti Havana
cbms i luh. snd the lsyrn nisnailvs put
lips stake . I tHM. Thev plsrn with Um
limit nf tw.'tity luuvsa la vry hour and
tthsl er Which f
There must lie lomi peoullar fatality
nnioug bright children, else there would
never l e such a dearth of bright tneu
What nro the four great lake between
Canada and theOulf of Me i loo J asked
a Lewlston mother ot her youngost,
whoae geography (It was oonuintf.
Water," said the boy.
Th mother pondered a moment, and
then tookod Into th geography again
and found herself In error. Slit) ibould
bnvoaskeil, "Whloh art the our great
kkesf l,Lwltou Journal,