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jAl ConOict V
Story of One of the Most
In "Prison Innals
Heitf a XOar den' Injustice Made
a "Demon of One of HU
AxJerled by a "Baby.
While In a reminiscent mood the oth
er day a well known business man of
Cleveland, who in his younger days
had been a prison warden, relates the
following extraordinary incident that
came under his observation while in
"One night at midnight the OuO con
victs in Blank prison began shouting
THE CONVICT TOLD II IS STOUT.
and yelling and groaning to show their
contempt for tho new warden, and it
was half an hour before silence could
be restored. The new warden had leen
making and enforcing now rules and
taking away many of the convicts'
privileges. That midnight outbreak was
a protest and a warning, and he should
have heeded it, but in his anger and
chagrin he vowed that every man
should be punished for the insult to
him. lie did punish live or six and
was then forced to desist or face a gen
eral revolt. To get even with the mass
of men the warden ordered that no
breakfast be prepared, and ail marched
to tho shops without having tasted
"At 10 o'clock in the forenoon every
convict laid down his tools. There was
no case of insolence or insult. It was a
quiet demonstration of their power, but
it needed only a spark to set their tem
per atlame. The warden was fright
ened and made a pacific speech to the
men, ami they returned to work. An ex
tra dinner was prepared, and the trou
ble seemed to Ik at an end.
"Afte r they had Imvu locked up for J
the night the warden began hauling out
men he had marked down and adminis
"Among the twenty men whipped
that night not one deserved the lasll
nnd least of all couvict No. S7J. whose
name was Thomas Burke. He had
tome to the prison three years previ
ously on a ten year sentence for arson.
It was claimed by nil his friends that
he was innocent of the crime, but no
matter how that was he was certainly
a model prisoner. He had held the po
sition of a trusty and had the confi
dence of all.
"No. VTl was not only punished that
night, bnt again next morning, and two
days later he was whipped for tLe
third time. It was rank injustice, and
there could De iui one resuii. t rom ie- ,
ing a patient, even tempered man.
anxious to please and exerting his in- j
tluence. No. f74 became sulky, morose j
and dangerous. !
"One afternoon as he was working !
in the yards he made a dash for the
gates as they were opened to admit a
team. and. though tired on by five or '
six guards and pursued by a dorea
more, he managed to escape into the
village and secure a biding place.
"The man had but one object in es
capingrevenge on the warden. The
official occupied a house about eighty
rods from the prison and had a wife
nnd two children there, the youngest
a babe about a year old. No. Mi had
often been to the house, which had
been occupied by other warden, and
knew its arrangements.
"nis escape was made late in the
afternoon, and be made straight for
the house and hid lti the wood shed.
Owing to the escape and the excite
ment among the prisoners the warden
did not leave the prison that night.
At about midnight the wife, sleeping
In a room downstairs, was awakened
Lylie .coajjejt creeping lgtp jhe room
with" a Catcher rarser""fb strike" h"rr.
The man turned up the gas as she
called out in alarm, and when she
came to look at him she recognized
him and demanded why he was there.
She had not heard of the punishment
meted out to him, and neither did she
know that he was the prisoner who
had escaped a few hours before.
"Standing before her with the weap
on in his hand, the man told her his
side of the story. The warden bi:d
singled him out and vented his spite
on hirn, and he thirsted for revenge,
Ilad he found the warden at home be
would have hacked him to pieces with
out mercy. As the official was not
there, he would strike at him through
his family. If recaptured he must go
back to prison to submit to other pun
ishments. Itather than suffer further
be would commit murder and go to the
"the wardens wife was a quiet.
sympathetic .little woman and had
more real nerve than her husband. She
argued that she was not to blame for
what her husband did. and yet at the
same time she did not blame the con
vict for feeling a desire for vengeance.
He might take her life, but let that be
enough and spare the children.
"All the good and bad in the con
vict's nature came to the surface by
turns. The sight of his innocent and
helpless victims apealed to him, and
the thought of how he had ljeen un
justly punished made him furious to do
them evil. The woman said that at
times he shed tears and was on the
point of going away; at other times bis
eyes blazed, his teeth clinched, ami he
would raise the hatchet to strike her.
Ilad she exhibited great fear or tried to
escape or had the little girl cried out
the man would doubtless have been ex
cHh1 to murder.
"By and by, as the man stood strug
gling with himself, the infant awoke to
toss its hands and smile, and after a
moment the convict laid down his
weapon ami took the child in his arms
and hugged and kissed it as If it had
been his own. It was a sight the moth
er could never forget--an escaped con
vict in her room at dead of night, a
man who had threatened murder toss
ing her baby in his brawny arms and
chirping to it as n smile lighted up his
face. For ten minutes he held the babv
thus, kissing its cheeks and hands and
handling it with tenderest care. Then
he returned it to its mother's arms and
" 'It is the baby, the child of the man
who will punish me until I am driven
to death, but the sight and touch have
taken away my thirst for revenge. Cod
forgive him. ami God bless you and
"With that lie went away. In her
gratitude to him the -woman raised no
alarm. Indeed she hoped that he would
escajM' and was sorry that she had not
thought to furnish him with money
and a change of clothing. When morn
ing came the watchers closed in and
began a close search, and they found
the dead !ody of convict Xo. S74 swing
ing from n beam in the wood shed. Rea
soning that he must be taken and that
the warden would show him no mercy,
he had committed suicide to end it all."
GET CLOSE TO THINGS.
Ilsperieneed Shopper's Advice
to the inlet 'Woman.
The modest, unassuming woman had
been trying for some time to get the
attention of a clerk, but they all seemed
to be busy, and she had not the ag
gressiveness to crowd in and grab one.
I he experienced shopper, having com- 1
plcted her purchases, had time to give a
little sympathy to the quiet one.
"Do you want to buy something?''
"Yes," was the reply, "if I could only
get the attention of the clerk
"Oh. that's easy!" asserted the expe-
lust do as I say.
"But they're all so much more stren-1
uous than I am." pleaded the quiet one. ; Men and women use the same tank at
"I'd rather go without than be as un- j same time in the public baths with
womanlv and disagreeable as some of . out a thought of impropriety,
tho women are. I really can't fight for The streets of a Japanese city are full
attention, you know." ! of interesting sights and seem never
"Not at nil necessary." explained the ! twice the same. Every store and every
experienced shopper. "Do you see that j passer by is a novelty that c hains the
tray of trinkets over there?" (attention for a moment. In a land
Yes." j where nearly all wares are hand made
"Co over and stand bv it and nick un ' every article has some individuality.
a few of them for closer examination.
Put them back, of course, but just paw
the collection over without any effort
to got hold of a clerk. Beach out for
anything you see. as if you were more
interested In what's on the counter than
in what's behind it."
"I don't see what good that's goin;
"Try it and you'll find out
The quiet woman did as directed, and
within two minutes a floorwalker was
at her ellow.
"Do you want anything?" he asked
She said she did. and he made it his
business to got a clerk to wait on her.
I told you so," whispered the experi
enced shopper. "Sometimes it Isn't
necessary to touch a thing. If you Just
show a desire to get close to things
that are easily carried away they'll
take you for a shoplifter every time
and get a clerk for you so that you
won't have any excuse for hanging
The quiet woman gasped and felt
guilty all the rest of the time she was
In the store, but she had to admit that
she had learned something about prac
tical shopping. Brooklyn Eagle.
Martiaar the Trouble.
MaKl Did he stutter when he pro
Ethel No, I don't think so.
Mabel Really ? lie must have Im
S roved. Punch.
A GLIMPSE OF TOKYO
SCENES IN THE SCARRED CAPITAL
OF EASTERN JAPAN.
A Widespread Medler of Unpleasant
Sighta, Odors and SouaiI Some of
the Inconvenienees That Beset tlie
Foreigner In Shopping;.
Tokyo, the vast sprawling capital of
eastern Japan, a comparatively young
city, is aged with the scars of fire, of
earthquake and of war. This great
city, once of l,t00,000 inhabitants,
spread over what is popularly estimat
ed as a hundred -square miles, seems
still to cower in the shadow of the for
tress of the great lyeyasu.
For the American tourist unprepared
for the real orient and knowing Japan
only through her art products and the
few pen pictures of the artist rhapso
dists who have embarrassed her with
their praises Tokyo is a rare purgative.
Except for the stately and dignified
tombs of the shoguns and the line otH
cial grounds and buildings of the capi
tal he finds his senses assailed on every
side by unpleasant sights, odors and
Approaching Tokyo by train from Yo
kohama, he sees the green hillsides pla
carded with enormous advertisements.
Arrived in the city, he finds the poster
and billboard everywhere monstrous
and flagrant. Stagnant sewers lie along
the roadside, and foul odors arise from
the pavements, constantly wet down
by the householders. Portersind store
keepers with a rag of a breechclout or
a scant skirt Jostle, shout and stare,
and perhaps a whole family may le
seen in a doorway ready for the tub,
from which you see the steam arising.
A stn-et called the Cinga is the state
street of Tokyo, and here in the even
ing you may find an infinity of wares
spread out upon the walk, which is one
of the few real sidewalks in Japan.
Most of these wares, however, are a
vast inconsequential array of cheap
trifles, such as the enterprising mana
ger of an American "five cent store"
might gather together. There are, how
ever, a number of somewhat preten
tious stores to be seen by the persist
Shopping In Tokyo, however, is at
tended by many inconveniences. To be
gin with, your rickshaw man knows no
English and nothing about the stores,
and the names and numbers of streets
are known only to the map makers.
When' a street has a name it is likely
to belong only to the shady side and to
run around the block instead of contin
uing from the next corner. If, how
ever, you succeed in finding a store
your troubles have just beguu. The
proprietor sits at the rear of the estab
lishment, cross leggd, before a small
desk. Ity virtue of being in his own
store he has reached the summit of
earthly desire and cares nothing about
you. Perhaps if you wait some small
clerk of a dozen years or less will come
to wait upon you and, seeing you are
a foreigner, will charge you extra for
the few words of English he can mas
ter. If you are bold enough to leave your
rickshaw and wander about on foot you
will soon attract a curious crowd, the
clatter of whose wooden geta upon the
fiags will well nigh deafen you. It is a
good natured, well meaning crowd,
however, and will soon be scattered by
a policeman. If there are any clerks
going your way they will address you
in the hope of learning a few words of
English or inviting you to their stores.
There is no hostility or insult, only cu
riosity and good natured, childish
Modesty is an unknown quantity In
Japan, as one soon learns. If your rick
shaw man's two garments become damp
he Is likely to change them before you.
ni ienow travelers in
the enrs are
! sure to change their clothes without
deference to place or surroundings
and one is led on with the hope of find
ing something better than the rest.
Heavy loads are carried through the
streets on the backs of men and wom
en, on horses and on two wheeled carts.
I The carts are drawn by bulls or shag-
uoriueiu MUiiiwi aim uiuni i
the driver, who walks with the pole.
The burdens carried by women and
children are remarkable. All over Ja
pan the heaviest work is done by wom
en, the bricks and masonry for the new
museum and government buildings be
ing so transported in the heat of mid
summer. Children carry their brothers
and sisters strapinil to their backs and
haul great loads on heavy carts. The
life of the laboring classes seems very
arduous, and they are remarkably pa
tient and industrious Throughout oity
and country every one seems to N hard
The death rate of Tokyo N very high.
The custom of carrying very young
children strapped on the back with
their heads unprotected from the sun
leads to thousands of eases of brain fe
ver and blindness. A majority of the
children bear the marks of skin dis
eases, and their heads are often nau
seating to behold. .The water n2d in
th city is snsp!ciou. and travelers
drink spring water or tea. TLe general
practice of rubbing certain wooden im
ages on the temples to secure freedom
from various forms of disease undoubt
edly assists the spread of various dis-orders.-rCtilcajso
NOT A CLAPTRAPPER.
An Incident of Alexander Salvia!'
First Staare Appearance.
Tommaso Salvini, the great actor, al
though he gave every assistance to his
son when he had proved his ability on
the stage, was averse at first to his be
coming an actor and would not help
him to obtain a hearing. The young
man's first appearance was made by
favor of Clara Morris, his pood friend,
at a charity entertainment in Yonkers,
where he recited "The Charge of the
He was then very young, very eager
and still delightfully queer in his Eng
lish. A few days before the great oc
casion some one used in h!s presence
the word claptrap.
"What's that?" demanded young
Alessandro at once. "Clap is so," he
struck his hands togfjher. "Trap is
for rats. What, then, is claptrap?"
"It is a vulgar or unworthy bid for
applause," his hostess explained.
"Bah!" he rejoined, with contempt.
"I know him. That chep actor who
plays at the gallery. Hot Is, then, in
English, a claptrapper, is lie not?"
On the night of his debut, although
the poor fellow declared lie was "sick
with the scare," he pulled himseAf to
gether in time and delivered thepoem
"With a bound he was on the- scrap
of a stage," records Clara Morris, "and
his high, clear "For-w-a-r-d. the Light
brigade!' must surely have been heard
down in Broadway. It really was a
clever bit of work, a trifle too florid,
but that was the result of nervousness.
The instinct of the actor was twice
plainly shown once when on making
a mistake, instead of stammering or
going back, lie swiftly 'jumped' the
faulty lines and dashed on securely
with the others, and again when at the
close he read with much feeling the
"Honor the charge they made.
Honor the Light brigade.
Noble six hundred!
standing as if looking Into an open
grave, he plucked the white flower
from his coat and cast it down, a bit
of business that caught the house In
stantly. While the people maltreated
damp umbrellas and kicked out their
gum shoes in giving him a recall he
was clutching his hair and wildly pro
testing to me:
" 'Mine. Clara, I have never meant
that for a claptrap! Never! Never!
Just it "came to me that moment to
throw the flower to the dead! Think
me a fool but not oh, please not a
claptrapper!' "Youth's Companion.
To the we'd man eve3jJayis a feast
Today's egg is better than tomorrow's
The master of the house is the guest's
Two watermelons cannot be held un
der one arm.
lie who has not rest at home is in
the world's hell.
The mouth is not sweetened by say
ing hone-, honey.
If you have to gather thorns do it by
the stranger's hand.
With patience sour grapes become
sweet and the mulberry leaf satin.
By the time tho wise man gets mar
ried the fool has grownup children.
Be not so severe that you are blamed
Tor it nor so gentle that you are tram
pled upon for it.
Give a swift horse to him who tells
the truth, so that as soon as he has told
it he may ride and escape.
Only an English Visitor.
A showman who was on a tour
through the Scotch highlands had tho
misfortune to lose a large -gorilla which
to save the trouble and exipeuse of bur
ial he left by the wayside not far from
Pitlochry. Two highland drovers on
their way to Perth came across the
carcass, dressed, as it had been left, in
its performing garb. Never having
seen such a strange specimen before,
they were greatly puzzled what to
make of it. "What'll she pe?" asked
Tonal. "Weel," replied Tugal, "she'll
no pe a highlander or slie wid hae a
tartan plaid, and she'll po pe a low
lander either or her truuser wid pe
gray." After consideration Tonal ex
claimed: "I'll tell ye whit she'll pe. She
just pe a wee English veesitor aud pe
of nae consequence whatever."
Alwsyi In Stork.
A chemist was boasting in the com
pany of friends of his well assorted
stock in trade. "There isn't a drug
missing." he said.
"Come, now," said on of the by
standers by way of a joke. "I bet that
you don't keep any spirit of contradic
tion, well stocked as yon pretend to
"Why not?" replied the chemist, not
in the least embarrassed at the unex
jK'eted sally. "You shall see for your
self." So saying he left the group and
returned in a few minutes leading by
the hand his wife! Loudon Tid-Bits.
Im ss a nit y.
"You want to marry my daughter,
do you? Well, I'm free to say you're
the most impudent upstart that ever"
"Yes, you're free to say it because
you're her dad. If you wasn't I'd
knock you old bead oTn you!" Chica
Plaasible I a fere are.
Gilbert Pray, how do yon know Miss
Merrin has remained single from
Horace Because I never heard her
say she had. Boston Transcript.
BIG PIE RVCTORIES.
METHODS BY WHICH THEY HANDLE
THEIR IMMENSE PRODUCT.
Ten to Fifteen Thousand Pica Made
and Baked In u. Mis tat The Crusts,
the Filling; and the Krostlna; Abso
lute Cleanliness In the Shops.
A visit to one of the largest pie con
structing plants in a city would make
the average housewife who prides her
self iu her baking green with envy.
The maker of old fashioned domestic
pies cannot easily conceive of a system
by which a barrel of apples and a bar
rel of flour can, figuratively speaking,
start at one cud of a long bench and
leave the other end a thousand or less
finished pies, but this system is in use
iu all the large pie bakeries.
The baking force goes on duty at 10
o'clock at flight. During the day girls
have been paring aud slicing apples
and pumpkins, and the foreman has
been spicing and sweetening tho cook
ed fruit or mince, the custards and
other prepared filling which have also
been cooked by steam iu largo stone
stew vats. AVhen the bakers go ou
duty the tilling is in place in front of
the great dough board in tubs holding
a half barrel each, and the stewed ap
ples in full sized barrels. At one end
of the bench is a great stack of flour.
near which stands a pail of water into
which a saucer of baking powder has
been dumped. The dough mixer at
tacks this heap and makes in it a deep
depression, into which the water is
poured. The embankment of flour is
rapidly turned into the water aud
stirred with the hands until a thick,
pasty dough has been formed. This is
shoved along until a tall heap is form
ed at the mixer's right, and the kuead-
er, a spry young fellow, working with
an instrument resembling a plasterer's
trowel, cuts off large masses and rolls
them until the mixing is completed
and then chops them into chunks of
suitable sizes for forming bottom crusts.
The men beyond roll the bottom crusts
aud place them iu the pans, which are
arranged in large wooden trays, heap
ed one upon another in stacks as tall
as a man. The stacks of trays are then
hauled to the filler by means of a hook
inserted in a ring in the truck at the
The pies, whether 10,mhJ or 15,000 a
night are baked, are all filled by one
man. With a long handled cup similar
to that used in dipping milk from a
can he stands over a tub of stewed
pumpkin, mince or custard and tills
pies so rapidly that all of one man's
time is required to bring the trays to
his side and lhat of another to take
them away. He works like an autom
aton, a filled pie resulting from every
drop aud rise of his two hands. Neatly
a hundred pies a minute look like an
impossibility, but be sends them to the
men who put on the top crusts and the
meringues at that rate for many min
utes at a stretch. He has, by actual
test, put half a barrel of mince meat
into pies within ten minutes.
The filled pies go into tire big wooden
trays to the men who cover them with
the top crust or who put the meringue
on with a conical shaped canvas bag
open at the smaller end, out of which
they squeeze the frosting on the fancy
pies. The fancy pies and the plain
ones do not come together again until
they meet In the delivery wagon about
5 o'clock in the morning.
The top crust pies go to the draw
plate ovens and tho pumpkins, cus
tards, meringues and tarts to the older
fashioned ovens, where they are han
dled with long, slender shovels. Out
of the larger drawplate oven is pulled
with a steel hook a plate of iron half an
inch thick or more already heated. The
thermometer in front of the oven shows
a temperature" of 550 degrees. As
many pies as will lie on this plate
about 100 at a time are placed on it
and it is pushed into the oven. The
hands of a dummy clock at the side are
set to Indicate the moment at which the
baking will be finished. Another plate
is then drawn ojit and filled, and the
proceeding is repeated until the night's
work is finished. The pies, after baking,
go into wooden trays, as before, and
are taken to the shipping room, where
they are counted and loaded into the
wagons for delivery.
Aliout forty girls, boys and men by
this system produce from 1O.000 to 15,-
000 pies a day. They use about fifteen
barrels of flour, six to ten barrels of
apples, nine or ton half barrels of
mince meat, nearly as much stewed
pumpkin and perhaps half as much
each of other fruits and custards, a bar
rel or more of lard, about two barrels
of sugar and large quantities of spices.
Contrary to all popular notions on
the subject, the wholesale manufacture
of pies in a modern establishment is
thoroughly cleanly. Workmen are not
allowed to enter the work rooms in
their street attire or to change their
clothing there. The ue of tobacco at
all stages of the work is prohibited.
Spitting on the floor or on or into any
thin;' else in the work rooms is ex
pressly ami emphatically forbidden.
Tho walls are white, and the floors of
concrete are dustles. Kvcry scrap of
anything that can sour is daily washed
from the vessels used for filiing. from
the cooking vats, from the trays and
fr tu the benches, and they are all ster
ilized with steam or boiling water.
TLe shortening, sweetening and spic
ing are carefully and accurately weigh
ed in exact projxirtions. The baking
is timed to a constant temperature, so
that there is absolute uniformity, and
all the mixing and flavoring, while
done. on a large scale, are so conducted
as"tV Insure a urfttorin quality." New
THE GERM THEORY.
Foe Gave n Hint of It In
ilarlr Eighteenth Century.
De Foe'3"JournaI of the Plague Year,'
pr.misucxi in irsj, contains two pas
sages which groie toward bacteriology
De Foe himself pretends to disbelieve
the theories. Bin his way is to seem to
doubt what he is really eager to ad-
Having shown that contagion was al
most certain in the case of people liv
ing in the same house, but often avoid
able by segregation aud precaution
against physical contact. De Foe says:
"This put it out of question to tin:
that the calamity was spread by infec
tion lhat is to say, by some certain
steams or fumes, which the physicians
call -effluvia, which effluvia a fleeted the
sound who came within certain dis
tances of the sick. Others talk of in
fection being carrhil on by the air only
by carrying with it vast numbers of
insects and invisible creatures, who en
ter into the body with the breath or
even at the pores with the air and
there generate or emit most acute poi
sons or poisonous ova or eggs, which
mingle themselves with the blood and
so infect the lody."
In another place is this passage:
"I have heard it was the opinion of
others th.nt it (the disease) might be
distinguished by the party's breathing
upon a piece of glass, where, the breath
condensing, there might living crea
tures be seen by a microscope of
strange. monstrous and frightful
shapes, such as dragons, snakes, ser-
ents and devils, horrible to behold.
But this I very much question the
truth of. and we had no microscopes at
the time, as I remember, to make the
John Stuart Mill.
Di scribing his impressions of John
Stuart Mill. Sir Leslie Stephen said: "I
heard him speak In the house of com
mons. Instead of an impassive philoso
pher I saw a slight, frail figure trem
bling with nervous irritability. lie
poured out a series of perfectly formed
sentomvs with an extraordinary rapid
ity suggestive of learning by heart and
when he lost the thread of his discourse
closed his eyes for two or tlii'it' min
utes till after regaining his composure
he could again take up his parable. Al
though his oratory was defective, he
was clearly speaking with intense feel
ing and was exceedingly sensitive to
the reception by his audience. Some of
his doctrines were- specially irritating
to the rows of stolid country gentlemen,
who began by listening curiously to so
strange an animal as a philosopher and
discovered before long that the ani
mal's hide could be pit-reed by scornful
laughter. To Mill they represented
crass stupidity, and he became unable
either to conceal his contempt or keep
The Souk'n Til nt Ri-Ri'h the Heart.
At u time when the fashionable opera
was in highest vogue Jenny Lind came
to America and achieved her greatest
triumph by singing such simple airs as
"Comin' Through the Bye." They
touched a popular chord, and It vibrat
ed throughout continents. It Is t he
touch of nature that makes the whole
world kin. And just as the simple
songs of Burns gave pleasure without
militating against the culture of a
taste for the higher creations in vocal
music, so the enjoyment f the simple
melodies which we know as ragtime
are harmless and without danger of
taking the place of the more elevated
style of music. We cannot play trag
edy all the time, but must have the
melodrama and the fare - as the lighter
features of the stage. And so in mu
sic', literature and art the philosophy
applies with the same force. I.ouisville
Whjr Italph ndirard Objected.
Ralph was a great big boy, nearly
three years of age, and had never re
ceived a name, being called "Baby,"
"Pet." "Love," etc. Finally the name
for the small man was decided upon,
and, dressed in his Sunday best, he
went to church with father ami mother,
where he was to be baptized. As the
minister repeated "I baptize thee,
lialph Edward," he dipped his fingers
into the font and touched the child's
forehead with the shining drops. How
important Ralph Edward felt! At last
he was somebody.
By supper time Lis face was sadly in
ned of washing, but when mother
started to wash her son's brow he cried
out iu dismay:
"Oh, don't wash my forehead! I'm
'fraid you'il wash my name away!"
Do not give your canary bird sweets.
Tt is said to develop an asthmatic tend
ency, and as with the human voice
after sugar is eaten the notes lose their
liquid purity, becoming rough and
eventually shrill. Caged birds are very
susveptible to drafts, and even in warm
wetther care should le taken to hang
the hand his wife! London Tit-Bits.
She Is she a business woman?
She What business is she interested
He Everybody's. Boston Herald.
' He's bald. I believer
"What's the reason?"
"I can't say. I don't know whether
Father Time or bis wife got at him
first" Chicago Post
HoU the St. Louis "Police Ire
Preparing For the World's
F air Hoboes.
The police of St. Ixuis are preparing
to give the beggars and hoboes a lively
reception next summer. Hundreds of
these gentry are said to be preparing to
descend on the world's fair city. The
police, anticipating iheir arrival, have
been busy with plans to entertain them.
Many plans of coping with the situa
tion have been suggested by the police,
but the one which seems to find most
favor with the officers of the law
smacks of Puritan day methods of pun-
THE WOHLDS KAIU WATKIt t'CKK.
ishment. This is that every beggar
caught operating in St.' Louis from now
on may be treated to a good ducking in
the sand whirls of the Mississippi.
The police believe that this sort of
treatment applied on a few of the early
arrivals will have the effect of discour
aging others from visiting the exposi
tion. In fact, the Idea of the police Is to lit
erally throw cold water on the plans of
these visitors to the fair.
After being made acquainted with
the waters of the .Mississippi every beg
gar will be invited by the police to
leave town without further notice. Any
beggar guiity of a second offense, will
be dealt with even more harshly.
Two thousand years ago It was sup
posed that water lilies closed their
flowers at niulit and retreated far un
der water, to emerge again at sunrise.
This was Pliny's view, and it was not
impeached until the English botanist
John Kay. in loss, first doubled Its
The great lily of Zanzibar, one of the
grandest of the lily family, opens its
flowers, ten inches wide, between 11 in
the morning and 5 iu the afternoon.
They are of the richest loyal blue,
with from loit to imi golden stamens
in the center, and they remain open
four or live days.
It is not generally known that there
aro lilies Ihut have nocturnal habits
night bloomers as well as day bloom
ers. They are very punctual timekeep.
ers, too. opening and closing with com
Mexico' Hot Pepper Sellers.
The hot pepper seller of Mexico Is
a merchant who derives his livelihood
from tin fact that the Mexican must
have his peppers, whatever else lie may
deny himself. They are brought to his
door I y the countryman, or he may go
to the market place and fiml them
spread out for sale on matting. The
market man. while dressed inexpen
sively as far as his bodily garb is con
cerned, wears In nearly every instance
an elaborate head covering.
Some of ihese Mexicans own hats
that cost as much as the rest of their
w'jtrdrolie. The pride of the white man
in his pauama is not to be compared to
that of ihe Mexican in his sombrero.
It is a racial characteristic which finds
its counterpart in the apron of the
Portuguese onion seller. Her occupa
tion may be lowly, but her apron might
l.o that of a woman of higher degree.
Plush edged with fur is not uncom
mon. Every bdy's Magazine.
Hopes and trlot.
"Ho seems to think he's a winnr
with the girls."
'"Yes, he thinks he knows the ropes."
"I guess that's why it's so easy for
them, to get him on a string." Phila
Magistrate isternlyi Didn't I fell you
the Jat time you were here I never
wanted you to come before me again?
Prisoner Yes, sir. but I couldn't
make the policemen believe it.
Carry brightness with you to the
home. Worry should have no place
under the roof that shelters your wife
and children. Maxwell s Talisman.