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VOL. 111. NO. 100.
EOCK ISLAND, ILL., SATUEDAY, FEBKUAEY 14, 1903.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
GERMANY AND THE
When the new envoy sent to WasTi
'ington by tbe German emperor declares
ithat the Monroe doctrine is an impor
itant guarantee of the world's peace
and that no responsible man in Ger
many dreams of German conquests or
colonies in South America that the
idea is a subject of ridicule throughout
the German empire one begins to won
der whether a large" part of the Amer
ican people has not mistaken the spirit
of the soldier who sits on the, throne of
the great Frederick, says James Creel
man, the Washington correspondent of
the New York World.
Baron Speck von Sternburg spoke to
me with great eartnestness, especially
when he referred to his conversations
With the Emperor William just before
starting for America to attempt the
settlement of the Venezuelan difficulty.
"Nothing could be more preposterous
than the supposition that the German
emperor or bis advisers are hostile to
the Monroe doctrine or that it is re
garded as a menace to Germany's se
cret ambition to colonize or establish a
sphere of political interest in Brazil or
some other part of South America," he
said. "The suggestion that the Ger
man nation, either in the person of its
sovereign or in its ministry or parlia
ment or even In its thinking people,
has any ulterior motive in protecting
its honor and the lives and liberties'
and property of its citizens in Venezu
ela is utterly false. I can say that in
the name of the emperor, the govern
ment and the people. It is outrageous
and contrary to common sense to sus
pect the pledged word of a nation and
a sovereign whose most marked char
acteristics are candor and plain deal
ing. The Monroe doctrine was once
looked upon by many Germans as a
threat to Europe, but that idea has
faded away. The Monroe doctrine is
deeply respected in Germany for what
it really is a guarantee of internation
al peace. Without it South America
would become a great theater of war
between European nations. There
would be invasions, rebellions, mas
sacres and endless waste and misery.
Believe me, the German nation under
"The German emperor greatly ad
mires the United States. I can hardly
put that too strongly. It was on his
trip to Norway several years ago that
he first came into contact with the
kind of. Americans who have made this
country great. They made a deep im
pression on him. During the several
talks I had with the emperor before
coming to America he spoke again and
again in terms of admiration of- Amer
icans, their capacity and energy, broad
mindedness and foresight. It was so
even before there was any thought of
sending me to Washington this time.
No matter how wide the emperor might
range in his conversation, he always
came back to America as a center of
"And you heard the emperor speak of
the Monroe doctrine?"
"Certainly. He respects and under
stands it. He would be the last person
in Europe to disturb it. The Ameri
can people may feel sure of this."
"That is not the idea generally ac
cepted in this country, baron."
"I am sorry to hear it."
"There is a. widespread and tenacious
popular belief that the German em
peror, or his ministers, or a powerful
section of the German parliament, or
all three together, are secretly hostile
to the United States; that they hate our
republican institutions, resent our ma
terial prosperity, are opposed to our
dominant influence in Central and
South America and would rejoice to see
us crippled or humbled."
The baron listened with an intense
manner that is characteristic, his eyes
"Nothing could be wider of the truth
than such a belief," he replied. "How
can any man think such things in tbe
face of the emperor's repeated demon
strations of friendship and good will?
He is a man like President Roosevelt,
strong, honest, courageous and out
spoken. He is not given to subtleties.
The German nation, the German char
acter, may have its faults, but it is at
least frank, sometimes too frank, per
haps." "It is. also suspected, baron, that In
looking over the map of South Ameri
ca and observing the immensity of
Brazil the emperor, so to speak, made
a sort of German cross mark opposite
Brazil and that the present blockade
of Venezuela is not unrelated to that
thought in other words, that but for
the Monroe doctrine Germany would
attempt to gain territory in South
America by colonization at first and by
"Yes, I have read that accusation
many times," said the baron. "It is
utterly without foundation. I know
that the emperor and his ministers
treat the suggestion with scorn and
ridicule. The Idea of German colonies
in South America is regarded as a joke
In responsible German circles. I have
heard the emperor and his most trust
ed advisers speak on this subject with
an emphasis that would satisfy the
Xnost suspicious person in America.
4 "The acquisition of new colonies for
the purpose of getting trade is antag
onistic to the fixed policy of German
statesmanship. Germany believes that
responsibility for colonial -government
Is hostile to the development of trade.
Her policy is founded on other ideas.
She wants more trade, not more land.
She will, get all the trade she can In
honest, fair. competition. ThaJis the ,
reeling or tne whole "nation, from the
emperor down. The best proof of Ger
man policy is to be found in China.
Was It not Germany that heartily sup
ported Secretary Hay's statesmanlike
demand for the 'open door' in Asia?
We took Kaiochau in order- to be' able
to prevent further massacres of Chris
tian missionaries In China. It was nec
essary to have a naval base. The rich
territory of Shangtmig was" our hinter
land. Did we attempt to monopolize
it? No. We opened the trade and
commerce of Shaugtung to the whole
world on equal terms. Kaiochau Is a
"Our part in the blockade of Vene
zuela was forced upon us. Our sub
jects had .been abused, insulted, impris
oned and chained like beasts. Our dip
lomatic communications were either
ignored or answered insultingly. The
situation became Intolerable. Germany
was compelled to act in defense of her
honor as a civilized state. No other
great nation would have refrained from
using force so long. We had to show
that we had some backbone. We could
not endure repeated insults and in
jury. For that reason, and for. that
reason alone, we took hostile measures.
Germany would not take a foot of Ven
ezuelan soil even if it were offered as
"Why, almost the last words the cm
peror said to me before I left him to
i come here were, 'Sternburg, I count on
! you to finish this business quickly.'
And one of the first things President
Roosevelt said to me when I arrived in
Washington was, 'Sternburg, I rely on
you to end this business quickly.'
"There Is not the slightest ground
for the feeling that Germany is hostile
to the United States. I have traveled
all through the empire recently. I
have talked with the emperor, with the
ministers, with the leading statesmen,
manufacturers in fact, with repre
sentatives of every educated, thinking
element of the German people and I
can say that nowhere did I discover
the slightest trace of unfriendliness to
the American people or a desire to see
the Monroe doctrine violated or dis
credited. Of course there are hotheads
and rowmakers everywhere, but no
government, no people, should be held
to account for the utterances of rash,
THE SOCIETY ISLANDS.
Description of the C.-onp Wrecked
1y a. Hurricane.
The Society, group, which consists of
a great number of very. small islands,
just devastated by a terrific storm,
with" fearful loss of ltferTies'OTOTmneii
due south of Hawaii and is about 4.500
miles south and west of San Francisco, '
says the New York World. The Islands
are in two divisions, one the Leeward,
or Society, islands proper, of which the
largest are Iluaheine, Raiatea, Otaba
and Bolabola governed by native,
chiefs, while the other is the Tahitlan,
or Windward, group, under a French
protectorate and comprising the islands
cf Tahiti, Eimeo, Maitea and several
lesser islands. The latter are nominal
ly under a line of native queens with
the family name of Poinare.
A majority of the islands are small
specks of land on the Pacific, and the
population of all of them numbers only
about 18,000, while the population of
the nearby Tuamotu group is 7,000. It
appears that the tidal wave affected
principally the smaller outlying islands
and did not touch Tahiti, the most im
portant of the group. ,
The inhabitants were long ago con
verted to Christianity and are noted for
their peaceful, hospitatble spirit. The
country is tropical and has such an
abundance of fruits and other natural
foods, while from trees is gathered a
bark cloth from which clothing is fash
ioned, that no one Is obliged to work to
any extent. Through their life of ease
the men are said to be plump and ef
feminate, while the women are cele
brated for their beauty of face and fig
ure. The principal industries are the rais
ing and exportlnf? of sugar, fruits, cot
ton, trepang and cocoanuts and the
pearl shell fisheries the latter of great
er magnitude than any of the others.
Work at Pompeii.
Excavations will shortly be com
menced in a marsh near Sannazzaro,
on the river Sarno, in the vicinity of
Pompeii, because it has been ascer
tained that i very ancient city and ne
cropolis were buried underneath dur
ing the eruption of Vesuvius several
frenturies before the destruction of
Pompeii. A collection already exists in
the museum at Naples of great historic
value, consisting of Indigenous vases
and ornamental objects dating from the
eighth and i ninth centuries before
Christ. The excavations are expected
to lead to other important discoveries. ;
Flan to Rccosniie a Hero.
England Is to recognize another of
her dead heroes'who have been forgot
ten by many, John Nicholson, says the
Philadelphia Record. Money Is being,
raised to put up a bronze statue of him
in the Nicholson garden at Xelhl, where
already there is a more Impressive mon
ument to his memory. : In the garden
is a simple stone, for through that gate
John Nicholson carried the English flag,
when Delhi was stormed during the
mutiny, and during the charge he re
ceived his mortal .wound. -'.-
Married constables of the London ,
police force receive forty pounds oft
coal a week all the year rojiadU ... I
STORIES OF EDNA LYALL.
Childhood Incidents That Specially
Influenced tho Novelist.
Some years ago the late Edna LyaU,
the noted novelist, writing for the La
dies' Home. Journal about the influ
ences which in early life did most to
fit her for future work, said:
"I must mention two which were
specially powerful. The first was the
opportunity of hearing good standard
books read. My father was a very
good -reader, and we enjoyed nothing
better than hearing him read the Wa
"The other influence, for which I
daily feel thankful, and without which
it would have been impossible for me
to publish We Two' at a time when
the controversy over Mr. Bradlaugh
and the parliamentary oath was" still
raging, or to publish 'Doreeu' while
home rulers are regarded as disloya'
separatists, was of a different kinc,
and it came from my mother.
"Undoubtedly I was born a coward.
My mother, by infinite patience and
gentle encouragement, taught me to
fight my fears. One of my greatest
terrors was an old street fiddler with
hideously crooked legs and deformed
feet. lie used to prop himself up on
two sticks and play melancholy, tune
less music, which in itself was grew
some. My mother taught me first to
pity him, then a penny was given to
me and, though never ordered to take
it to him, it was suggested to me that
he was a very poor old man. I can re
member now running desperately across
the road and thrusting the coin into
his hand, then, finding that after all he
was not so dreadful, and finally, as
time went on, learning to take an inter
est in his visits to our street.
"There was, however, a worse terror
still to be faced the terror of wicked
ness. Coming' into my room one even
ing about AO o'clock, my mother found
me wide awake staring in panic strick
en fascination at a cupboard opposite
the bed. Sobbing and shivering, I told
her my story. I had heard the others
say that while out of doors that after
noon a beggar woman had followed
them for a long way begging and pro
testing. At last my aunt had said to
her, 'I think 3ou had better go away
and the beggar had angrily retorted,.!
hope the Almighty will say so to you
at the day of judgment.' This cruel
wish seemed to me the most horrible .
and heartless thing I had ever heard.
The beggar must surely be a sort of
monster of wickedness, If she could
wish God to send us to hell, she was
capable of anything, and the more I
looked at the half open cupboard the
more certain I became that this wick
ed beggar, with a heart full of hatred.
was inside it and waiting an oppor
tunity to murder us. With many com-
forting"-assnraccs I - was - led-t-th-
dreadful half open door, and we shools
every dress in the cupboard and look
ed high and low, and my fears were
conquered by the truth. 'Now, said
my mother, 'I am going to give you a
motto. It is just this: "Take the bull
by the horns." Whatever it is that
you are afraid of, make yourself walk
straight up to it.'
"I should be ashamed to confess how
many ghosts I have had to lay in this
fashion, but the habit taught in child
hood was of great service when the
time came for facing 'the specters of
the mind, and without it 'Donovan
would never have seen the light."
BANKERS HONOR BOY HERO
Will Build a Monument to Lad "Who
Fought Bank Burglars.
The American Bankers' association is
raising a fund to build a monument to
a fourteen-year-old boy who was shot
to death by bank burglars, to care for
the boy's parqnts, who are poor, and to
detect and punish bis murderers, says
the New York Evening Journal.
The boy was Westley Anderson Reyn
olds, who to half support his parents
got employment as a night watchman
in a bank at Westville, Ind. On the
night of Nov. 29 last three or four
members of a gang of hoboes and bur
glars, known as Johnny Yeg Men,
broke into the bank. The boy watch
man opened fire upon thm, and they
responded with a cross fire. He was
riddled with bullets shot twenty
times and killed, but not until he had
fired many shots at the burglars and
wounded one or more of them, as a
trail of blood they left indicated.
K. A. PInkerton, who Is receiving
contributions to the fund, said that
never in the last forty years had the
PInkertons encountered a case in which
bravery as great as this boy's had been
J. P. Morgtn'a Charity.
A young clergyman appeared In J.
Pierpont Morgan's oflice in New York
recently and asked to see him. He was
told Mr. Morgan was busy. He then
said' that he had a letter from Dr.
Rainsford, The letter was taken in to
Mr. Morgan, who glanced at it, pulled
out his check book and wrote a check
for $1,000, which he sent out to the
young man, says the New York Times.
The latter was so surprised that he
had hardly a word to say and left the
office evidently much moved. What in
stitution the check was for could not
be learned, but it was for some school
for poor boys.
Plenty of Time.
Bacon Burglars entered the first
floor of our house and took nearly ev
erything we had while my wife was
upstairs putting on her hat to go out.
Egbert Tbey took quite a good deal.
did they? i
"Oh, yes. It must have taken them
several hours." Yonkers Statesman. "
President's Guest Talks of His
Visit to the Capital.
RONE SO GEEAT AS "THEODOEE."
Maine Guide Says He Was Treated
Like a Prince Washington "Pretty
Gorgeous,' but Oldtowu, Me., and
..Other Large Cities Have Style.
Sightseeing In New York.
Bill Sewall hasgone to his home, in
Highland Falls, Me., quite convinced
that, even if Theodore, as he fondly
calls President Roosevelt, is a bigger
man than all the princes on earth, New
York Is "some punkins" as a town.
Bill flatly put himself on record as to
the former opinion while he was form
ing the latter idea under the guidance
of a New York Herald reporter, who
undertook to guide him and his party
the other day through th.e labyrinth of
skyscrapers and subways upon their
return from Washington, where they
had been having the "time of their
lives" as guests of the president.
Sewall is a powerful name down
Maine way, but with the prestige add
ed to it Bill's share of the great family
patronymic will become part of history
in the big state of moose and wilder
nesses. Bill has guided Theodore
Roosevelt through Maine woods, as he
tells it, since the president made his
first visit as a stripling of eighteen.
Bill thought hewou dn't have time to
see much of New York, for he wanted
to take one of the B6ston boats for a
good sail and a chance to sleep a little
after the round of gayety at Washing
ton, where he and his party didn't get
a chance to go to bed until a quarter
after 7 any night.
But there wasn't a Fall River boat,
it being Sunday, and the reporter sug
gested a 5 o'clock train from the Grand
Central station. Bill clutched his grip.
Bill's party clutched their numerous
hand baggage and chorused with Bill.
"Where is it?" Crossing the ferry, an
eager line of Maine folk it was that
lined up at the front windows and
peered through the gray dampness,
watching with awe the looming sky
line of lower New York. The big
buildings were pointed out and de
scribed. "Ground must be mighty dear," ob
served Bill sagely. "I s'pose it comes
at dollars to the foot about here.
Kinder wish I didn't have to get back
so soon. Like to stay awhile, but got
to get back home to Highland Falls.
All tuckered out from our visit, ye
ithe gaping subway ditches called
forth much wonder, hkh did not di
minish when It 'was explained that
they were to be covered up and trains
were to run In them'at fifty miles an
"Not for me," remarked Bill seuten
tiously. "I'm in no hurry to get under
ground till my time comes."
The Flatirou building put a kink
in seven Maine neckscs it was passed,
and a young meintIjVof the party
"ducked." as though fcytlid not like the
way it hung up in the air.
"Washington monument's pretty tall,"
remarked Mr. Sewall, "but that thing
beats It a bit, I guess. Don't it rock
when it blows hard? Must have gone
down a mile to dig a hole to plant that
While waiting for his train Bill Sew
all chatted of his week at Washington
as the president's guest.
"It's pretty gorgeous down there," he
declared, "and the congressional reccp
tion'was a mighty fine affair, but the
style I was told wa going to dazzle
us all didn't scare tis to amount to
much. Why, we've' got some style of
our own down to home. There's Old
town and some of the other big cities
they're just as stylish as Washington
and a lot more sincere about It"
"How did the White House impress
"Well, just cs I told Theodore, it's
about the most elaborate and elegant
camp on earth. We take good care of
our presidents, and we'd ought. to, for
we pet good presidents and the job is
worth the best we can -ve 'cm. And,"
with great earnestness "we never got
a better one than Theodore Roosevelt
But he's just the same man down there
as he is while I am guiding him down
in Maine. You can't change that kind
of man. He'll be himself wherever he
is. White House living won't hurt his
kind, and he's at it just as hard wheth
er he's trailing' moose or foreign allies,
and he'll bring 'cm down either way.
"Theodore treated us all like he would
a prince. When he told me last suyV
mer that I'd have to run down and vis
It him, I was a bit doubtful whether
we'd get to go. It was so far, and the
things be has to bother him might make
us feel we were taking up his time.
But, bless you, he just made us feel to
home, and we've seen everything in
Washington from the capitol and the
big library to the gravel at Mount Ver
non where our first pres dent was bur
ied. ' I 4
"But," wistfully, "I do wish we had
some time left over to see more of New
York, with. Its buildings that hit the
sky, its big bridges and its queer ways
of carrying people up in the air and
under the streets."
Good Enough as It Is.
"Doctor, if a pale young man named
Jinks calls on you for a prescription
don't let him have It."
"He wants something to improve his
appetite, and .heboards at my bouse." j
VALUE OF A "BIG FRONT."
How George W. Perkins Became One
of J. P. Morgan's Partners.
This story dates back a bit, but it is
worth telling, as it proves how a "big
front" will count, says the New York
Evening World. It concerns George W.
Perkins of J. P. Morgan & Co. Mr.
Morgan, convinced of the fact that he
needed another partner, asked Banker
James Stillmau to recommend a man.
Stillman Immediately named Perkins.
George W. Bacon of the Morgan firm
knew Perkins and indorsed Mr. Still
Perkins, who was then employed by
the New York Life Insurance company
as chairman of the finance committee
at a salary of $23,000 a year, accepted
an invitation from J. P. to call on him
at his office. Ignorant of the purpose
of the appointment, he chatted with
the magnate about the advisability of
preserving the Palisades on the Hud
son and stuck to It until Mr. Morgan
"I don't care a snap about the Pali
sades. What I called you here for was
to offer you a partnership in this firm.
I'll give you $230,000 a year and a per
centage In the profits of the business,
which will equal that amount. That
makes $500,000 a year. Will you take
Expecting to receive an instant ac
ceptance, Mr. Morgan was surprised to
hear the response:
"I'll think it over."
"Don't hurry," said J. P. sarcastical
ly, and the incident appeared to be
About a week later Mr. Morgan re
ceived a letter from Sir. Perkins, in
which he declined, with thanks, the
kind offer of a partnership. Deter
mined then to have him at any cost,
Mr. Morgan wrote to President McCall,
begging the latter to let him have Mr.
Perkins on condition that he also re
tain his post in the insurance company.
An agreement was reached by the big
men to share the services of Mr. Per
kins, so that ho now holds a $300,000 a
year job with Mr. Morgan and a large
salaried position with Mr. McCall.
A pretty little animal, writes a corre
spondent, occasionally to be noticed at
the edge of a stream or pond is the wa
ter shrew. The ways of these creatures
are most fascinating. I have seen them
quietly emerge from the grass, run
down the side of the bank into and
along the bottom of the stream. While
under the water their movements are
very rapid. They scrape away on the
bottom with their feot, thrusting their
long snouts into the mud and under
stones and leaves in search of insects
on which they feed. Thoy then retire
a little way up the bank for a moment
or two to take breath and hurry back
to their work once more. I have never
seen water shrews dive. Thoy simply
run in and out of the stream, as if air
and water were both alike to them, and
they were equally at home in either el
ement. When under the water, they
look as if they were covered with mi
nute silver pearls owing to the particles
of air adhering to their furry bodies.
Land and water shrews are not of the
mouse tribe. They have the sharpest
and most delicately beautiful teeth im
aginable and live entirely on insect
food. London Opinion.
The Williams and John.
It would be difficult, if not impossi
ble, to estimate the relative frequency
of names prior to the Norman conquest,
which created something like a revo
lution. "William," of course, got a
good start, es .is shown in "Doomsday
Book," where stand GS Williams, 48
Roberts, 2S Walters and 10 Johns. In
1173 Sir William St. John and Sir Wil
liam Fitz-IIamon entertained a dinner
party at the court of Henry II. The
invitations were limited to knights of
the name of William, and tbe company
But the day of "John" was not long
to tarry, and In 1347 the common coun
cil of London contained 33 Johns, 17
Williams, 15 Thomases, 10 Richards, 8
Roberts, and in 13S3 out of 376 names
enrolled in the Guild of St. George at
Norwich there were 128 Johns, 47 Wil
liams. 41 Thomases. From that day to
this John and William have held their
ground s the commonest baptismal
names in England.
"Have you read Wrighter's new
work of fiction?"
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I've only read the advance
notices, but I suppose there is really
more fiction In them than there is in
the book itself." Baltimore Herald.
"Johnny, it isn't tobacco sauce, it is
tabasco. Now, don't let me hear you
calling it wrong again."
"No, mamma." ,
Two hours later at dinner "Mamma,
I want some of that that that red
headed sauce that makes you mad."
At a 9Iixel Dinner.
"Excuse me, sir, but haven't we met
before? Your .face strangely famil
iar." "Yes, madam; our host introduced us
to each other just before dinner."
"Ah! I was positive I had seen you
somewhere. I never forget a face."
Her Obscura Complexion.
"Is she a brunette?"
"A brunette! Why, she's so dark her
father has to turn the licht on in the
parlor to 'find her in the evenings."
rrinceton Tiger. . .......
PLEASURE PAL ACES
ON EAST RIVERQBRIDGES
New plans for the Blackwells island
bridge and for bridge No. 3 in New
York city recently announced contem
piate not only beautiful structures in
point of architecture but also places of
amusement, says the New York Ameri
can. The changed plans for bridge No.
3 have been agreed on and now await
the action of the art commission. They
have been so universally commended
tnat suggestions of plans for similar
Improvements on the Blackwells island
bridge have been made, and they are
likely to receive favorable considera
tion in the very near future. The ap
proaches and the general features of
the work of the Blackwells island
bridge permit the addition of the at
tractive improvements. The location of
the bridge, with its magnificent view
of the sound and the various islands,
will make it a popular resort.
Besides the promenades and orna
mental stairways there will be play
grounds for the children and places for
open air concerts. Application for
amusement places resembling a mid
way have been made and will probably
be granted. This will be in the nature
qf an arcade on both the Manhattan
and the Queens borough approaches.
Plans for a music hall, which may
be open to the breezes in summer and
inclosed in winter, are being prepared,
and broad platforms, with seats and ta
bles for lunt-heon parties, are also in
cluded. It is the purpose of New York city
to utilize the vast spaces in the new
bridges similar to those in the old
Brooklyn bridge that are taken up with
solid masonry, allowing only small
places for storehouses. The open iron
work of the new bridges permits of
places of amusement and breathing
spots without detracting from the
strength or utility of the bridge proper.
The Blackwells island bridge will be
the resort of the crowded upper east
side, as will bridge No. 3 for the lower
east side. The Blackwells island bridge,
with its proposed pleasure places, will
become popular the very day It Is
thrown open to the public. One great
feature of this bridge is that proni
euaders will be able to take trolley
curs at various points without going
back to the terminus.
By the suggested plans the Black
wells island bridge will be a sort of
continuation of recreation piers in sum
mer and with inclosurcs a pleasure re
sort in winter. Commissioner Liuden
thal has announced that he expects
bridge No. 3 to be ready in three years.
The Blackwells island bridge will be
completed much earlier.
One of the features of bridge No. 3
will be link bar cables. Instead of
stringing wires from tower to tower
and building the cables in the perilous
manner of old bridges bars of nickel
steel are clamped together and fas
tened to the tower. This method of
building a cable makes the work of
constructing the san across the river
quicker by nearly one-third the time
required in making the cables of wire.
The commissioner hopes to have the
span of the Williamsburg bridge com
pleted by April 1. It is expected that
when the line of approach to the Wil
liamsburg bridge is finally determined
on many of the nov,J features now in
tended for the Blackwells island bridge
and bridge No. 3 will be included.
Hereafter all bridges contemplated by
New York city will have the archi
tectural features that are to transform
the Blackwells island bridge and
bridge No. 3 from ugly outlines to those
of beauty and grace. The outlines of the
Blackwells island bridge as planned
originally made it look like an ordinary
railroad bridge. The inartistic beams
and braces of the original plan have
been replaced by arched beams, mak
ing the view from the towers appear
like a vaulted archway.
This promenade will be the widest,
cleanest and sightliost bridge prom
enade in the world. If It is determined
tft establish a moving sidewalk on this
bridge, a subject now under considera
tion, it will be the most novel prom
enade in the world. Suggestions for
resting spots and refection places along
the promenade are under consideration,
as well as at tbe tower promenades.
Elevators aud stairways at the towers
and midway between tho approaches
and the river are also being considered.
The whole matter now lies with the
art commission, which will concede
everything for public comfort and
pleasure! provided there is no inter
ference with the general outlines of the
ornamental work of the structure.
m FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD.
Plans to Restore Seven Pines to Its
The Richmond Passenger and Tower
company, which owns the electric line
to Richmond, Va., is preparing to re
store Seven Pines to Its wartime ap
pearance, says the Baltimore Herald.
The place became famous on account
of the bloody battle there during the
Workmen are to clear off the vegeta
tion and chop down trees that have
grown up since the war. Several veter
ans living in Richmond and in the
neighborhood of the National cemeteij
will go over the battlefields and point
out tlirious points of interest which
are to be marked out. A resurvey from
old battle maps now in a state library
Is to be made, and everything possible
will be done to make It look as It did
during the years of the war.
The Newest Hat "Vet.
XUe JlCTCCSt iaYBti!ft.l3. AlhaJL .which
salutes ladles automatically. By means
of clockwork the poor man who Is too.
fatigued to raise his hat to a lady,
friend is able to escape any imputation
of impoliteness. He has simply slight
ly to incline his bead, and the hat
raises itself gracefully. On his head
resuming the perpendicular the hat
goes back to its proper position. Of
course the owner has to wind up. tha
hat every night like a watch.
DOWIE'S GREAT CRUSADE.
Zionist Leader's Plans For Rellrfoua.
Conquest ot Sew York.
John Alexander Dowie, the founder:
and general overseer of the Christian,
church in Zion City, near Chicago, who
is planning a religious invasion of Newj
York, states as follows in a signed let
ter to the New York Herald what has
already been determined upon In con
nection with this mission:
The Madison Square Garden has been
leased for fifteen days, from Oct. IS to
Nov. 1 Inclusive.
Accommodations have tfeen already se
cured for fully 1,000 persons.
Arrangements are being: made for the
transportation of a Zion restoration host
excursion from Zion City on Oct. 14.
which, it is estimated, will not consist of
less than 2,000 and may possibly reach
4,000 persons, including Zion's white robed
choir of from 300 to 500 singers.
Arrangements are also In progress for
excursions of the members of Zion resto
ration host from Cincinnati and Cleve
land, Philadelphia and Boston and from
Beyond the presentation of simple '
truth and the exercise of simple faith and
hope and love there will be no features in
this mission of a foolish or fanatical or
what Is usually known as "sensational"
We expect only, what we have always
done, the good will of the masses of the '
people, and especially of the poor, the
sick and the sorrowful, whom we have
always sought to reach first of all.
We do not expect, and would be very;
chary in accepting even if it were offered,
any help from the churches as they are
We shall bear all our own expenses, ev
ery member of the Zion restoration host
bearing his or her share, and the Chris
tian Catholic church in Zion will from its
storehouse provide the rest.
Free will offerings only will be received
No charges of any kind will be made,
and the mission will be absolutely free to
all well disposed persons who behave In'
an orderly manner, for interruptions of
any kind will not be permitted.
Our message is one of peace "to men oC
We have no personal wrongs to avenge.
Dr. Buckley not excepted, and we desfra
the good of all.
Our fight Is agtinst evil and only inci
dentally against evildoers so long as they,
will cling to their sins.
Our supreme and intense desire Is the
salvation, healing and cleansing of all and
the restoration of all to God.
ONLY FOR LADY. SCRUBBERS
Why an Elevator Hoy Wouldn't Stop
For Senator Batrowt.
Senator Burrows of Michigan went
to a downtown office building in Wash
ington the other night to consult with)
a friend, says the New York World.
The office he wauted to reach was three
floors up. The senator rang the eleva
tor bell repeatedly, but got no action,
and then climbed laboriously to his
The office was closed. Senator Bur
rows went to the elevator shaft and
again rang the bell vigorously. Finally,
the elevator came slowly down from
the upper regions. It did not stop.
"See here," said the senator, "what
do you mean by making me climb these
stairs and then not stopping to take
me down?" ,
"Aw, gwanl" shouted the elevator
boy. "This here elevator don't carry no
passengers after 0 o'clock except the
ladies what mop up the floors."
English In Japan. '
Rev. R. Li. Pruett, for seven years a?
missionary at Osaki, Japan, who ha3
Just returned to the United States, says
there is a great demand for American
teachers In Japan. "The Knglish lan
guage is being taught extensively," he
said to a reporter of the Philadelphia"
Record, "and considerable favoritism
is shown the American teachers. Sala
ries ranging from $75 to $135 a months
are offered them, and houses are pro
vided in addition. The government is
expending large sums of money for the
development of educational institu
tions, and at present here are a num
ber of American teachers in the bLj
New Buttonless Glove For Men.
A new glove for men which Is being?
worn very extensively for outing, even
ing and negligee town wear just now I
a very heavy red tan cape, saj-s Lon
don Fashion. It la hand or saddler
stitched throughout and has no wrist
opening. The wrists are large and cat
be turned down easily. The glove Is
pulled on like a mitten and is very com
fortable about the wrist.
Go 'long. Mistah Feb'uary!
What meks you want to stay? '
Don't you hyeah de mawkin' bird
A-slngin' you away?
Ain't de vl'lets In the gyarden '
Jes' a-fixin" fur to grow?
Why don't you go. ole Feb'uary,
An" telt away your snow? '
Silas Xavier Floyd tn Lippincott's Mac
A dealer in birds in sober and serious
Manhattan advertises that he has in
stock a "large variety of semireligious1
parrots, the most profane one only
$200." That's an odd way of appeal-'
lug to public patronage. If the most
profane parrot is held for sale at ?200,j
what would be the price of a parrakeetj
that could only say "Good gracious?" J