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THE AKGTJS, SATURDAY, TCVY 15, ltfo
6ow Nicholas Murran Butler Fooled the
" Minister--Senator Inox's StorflToli
by Henrg Van Djke--Bjornson.
tbe Grand Old Han of Nor-uafl-'John
BCTLER, who de
clared for a liberal
policy in tbe mat
ter of the college
curriculum in Lis
dress at Colombia
university, lived In
Elizabeth, N. J., as
a boy, and an Eliz
abeth man said of him recently:
"I am not likely ever to forget tbe
precocious things that I beard Butler
In his childhood say. This youngster
had a man's wit In a baby's body, and
It was Impossible to get the better of
"One day I heard a minister trying
to Joke with him a bit.
"Nicholas, Mid the minister 'can
yon tell me what the earth's aiN is?
"'Yes, sir,' answered the boy. 'It is
an Imaginary line, pausing from one
pole to the other, on which the earth
"'Very good,' said the minister. Then
be winked at the rest of ns. 'And I
puppose. Nicholas.' he went on, 'that
you could hang a waRh out on this Im
aginary Un, eh?
" 'Yes, sfr; of course, sir, said the
"Tbe minister looked blank at that,
for It was not the answer he had ex
pected. " 'Oh, you could, could you? What
kind of a wash?" he said.
"'An Imaginary wash, said Butler."
York. In a recent tournament Ward
met all the best players In New Jersey
And won the championship of the state.
HENRY VAN DYKE.
Henry Van Iyke, D. D., LL. D., pro
fessor of Euglihh literature in Prince
ton university and author of many pop
ular books, deflarew that bis education
Is still going on and that he doesn't
wish to die until It Is done. "But." he
nays, "when the capacity for or the op
portunity of ln ru
ing something more
comes to an end I
should like to grad
uate without delay."
Ir. Hrury Van
Pyke bear his hon
ors as a literary Hon
"NevM hi I lid, doc
tor, 'there's safety
In number.' " re
marked a facetious
fellow clergyman at
a recent reception
in Princeton, where the popular author
of "Fisherman's Luck" was surrouml--d
by nn admiring circle of ladies.
"Yes, but more safety in Exodus,"
replied Dr. Van Dyke as he made good
. "Errors of logic, Inconsequent rea
soning, are common to the young." he
said recently. "A little Princeton boy
the other day was walking with his
mamma. As he passd the house of' a
friend he saw a dog playing on tbe
lawn, "flint dog Is called Troy. Troy
likes me, mamma." he said.
" 'How do you know Troy likes you,
i'harles'r the mother nsked.
" 'Hecause one day he tasted of me,'
said the toy."
' Sir John Millais whn at the height
of his popularity chanced one day to
meet an old schoolmate named Pop
herd, whom he bad known well in bis
days of poverty. He called to him by
name. The stranger turned.
"And who may you be?" asked Pop
herd, who looked like a tramp.
"Don't you remember me? I am
Millais," raid the great artist.
"WelL It s little Johnny Millais. aure
enough:" said the tramp, noting the
distinguished figure of the artist "WelL
to Judge from your appearance. I sup
pose you gave up art long ago. What's
your line anyway? Where did you get
"I still paint." groaned Millais. "And
you have never even beard of me!"
Few baseball players of note ever
,wln great success after tbey leave
the diamond. One conspicuous excep
tion Is A. G. Spalding, the millionaire
sporting goods manufacturer, wbo was
a famous pitcher years ago. Still an
other Is John M. Ward, who was a
great shortstop and captain nearly a
pcore of years ago. Ward was born lu
Pennsylvania In i860 and In 1S77 be
gan playing profes-
zi slonal baseball. He
played with the
York and Brooklyn
teams and led the
famous revolt of the
hood of Ball Play
ers against the Na
tional league. lie
wns the president
snd ruling spirit in
the brotherhood, and
bis efforts to free the "baseball slave ''
Dearly ruined the game After the
baseball war was over Ward left th
diamond, studied law and devoted him
self with a great deal of u. to the
practice of his profession. He I now
very prosperous New York attorney,
resides at Montrlalr. N. J., and is still
devoted to athletics. When golf be
gan to be a popular snort Ward took
it tip and soon became a very clever
player. He Is a member of the Mont
clair Golf club and for several years
has ranked a one of the best play-
In the vicinity cf Greater New
JOH7T it. WARD.
BJorastJerne Bjornson, the "grand
old man of Norway," favors Norwe
glan Independence and a union of Nor
way, Sweden and Denmark la the
same breath. Bjornson long before the
recent separation of Norway and Swe
den was an ardent champion of Inde
pendence for Lis native land. For fifty
years he has been the busiest man In
Scandinavia and, with the possible ex
ception of Ibsen, the most reviled. Not
long ago, at the ripe age of seventy, he
retired to his farm at Aulestad, in the
heart of Norway, and abandoned bis
position as leader of the strenuous life
in Scandinavia. He Is now seventy
two and is devot-
J lng the remainder
.V1X. a! of his days to the
ill. -'yv- " ii w vi
VAr 'iSi-(i Si Planting; beans and
1 .lTCt--'' z ? I milking cows. He
is a Bcienunc ana
a breeder of high
XjJs g. class stock and an
L,2J advocate of mod
The stables at Au
lestad, for exam
ple, are all lighted
by electricity generated by a nearby
Despite the fact that he is Scandina
via's greatest writer and most power
ful politician, an admirable Journalist
and a celebrated playwright, he start
ed life with a failure. He was one of
the worst students that ever matricu
lated at Christiania university and
finally left the university without fin
ishing his course because the task
seemed too great for him. He at once
drifted into theatrical management,
newspaper work and politics and soon
made his mark. His wife, it U sard, Ta
the only person wbo can manage him.
A story is told to the effect that years
ago Bjornson fell in love with a local
beauty and wanted to divorce bis wife
in order to marry the other woman.
Mrs. Bjornson, however, put her hus
band to bed. put chopped ice on his
head and said she would keep him
there until the fever left him. The
cure was very rapid and made Bjorn
son immune from such ideas from that
day to this.
Senator Philander C. Knox of Penn
sylvania Is a good story teller as well
as a great lawyer. While he was at
torney general of the United States a
vacancy occurred in a judicial position
in a Ktrenuous section of Uncle Sam's
domain, and a famous Pennsylvania
congressman hastened to submit the
claims of a constituent.
"I'll be glad to help you If you have
the right kind of
man," said Knox.
"What we want Is
a man who has no
fenraud will do his
duty. He must have
nerve enough to de
fend himself, for
he may be shot at
even while he's ou
the bench, and he
must hold the re
spect of his community by his ability
to defend himself."
"He's jut that sort Just that kind
of man." broke In the congressman ea
gerly. "He win fight the whole bar If
"And. besides," continued Knox, "he
must be able to stand dally tempta
tions. Somebody's apt to offer him
?10.00 ns he steps off the car and $20,
000 lefore he has droner. That's the
kind of atmosphere he will live In, and
that's the sort of men he will meet.
Will your man fill the bill?"
"Now I think of It," said the con
gressman, rising abruptly, "he won't
till the bill. He he's got a wart on his
trigger finger unless I'm mistaken."
The Armies of
Sweden and Norwau
Everg Norwegian Between tbe Ages of Eight
een and Fifty s Soldier Sweden
Has Greater Population--Naval
Strengta of tte Two
Diplomatic phraseology at times puz
zles the office seeker. Representative
I.eonidas F. Livingston, who served
nearly four years as a private in the
Confederate army, and whose grand
father before him fought under Gen
eral George Washington, was recently
half pestered to
death by a constit
uent who wanted a
tion. "I told biin,"
said the congress
man, "that nothing
was open to him
and that the civil
service barred ev
from good offices.
coNGRrsssiAN l. t. fellow turned
livingsto!?. away finally, but
came back with a
hopeful look on his face.
" 'I thought you said that all the good
offices were gone.' he said, holding out
a newspaper with an account of the
president's endeavors to restore peace
between Russia and Japan. 'Why. there
are so many jobs laying around that
the president is offering some of his
good offices to those foreign fellers
over in Russia.' "
George Ade recently heard that an
old lady from the neighborhood In In
diana where be was born was in "New
York on a visit to a granddaughter.
Mr. Ade thought that theater tickets
would be a fitting attention, says Har
per's Weekly, and on consulting her as
to her choice of plays she explained
that she had seen "The Merchant of
Venice" over thirty yettrs ago and had
Always hud strotig desire to witness
it again. He accordingly looked to It
that her wish wu gratified.
Calling tbe next day, be asked ber
bow she found that the performance
compared with the one of long ago.
"WelL" she replied. "Venice seems to
Lave spruced up a right smart bit. but
that Sbykx k la the same mean, gnusp
lsg critter that be used to be!"
AFTER nearly a century of union
Sweden and Norway have mob
ilised their respective armies,
dispatched large bodies of troops to
the frontier, ordered the crews of their
warships to be on the alert and made
every preparation for possibile hostili
ties. Since the storthing of Norway
recently declared for Norwegian inde
pendence because of King Oscar's re
fusal to permit Norway to have sepa
rate consular officers abroad Sweden
has given Indications of a possible in
tention to frustrate Norwegian inde
pendence, even if war be necessary.
In virility, pluck and valor the two
nations are well matched, but Sweden
has the larger navy and more than
twice as great a population as Nor
way. According to the census of 1004
Sweden has 5.221,291 people, as against
Norway's 2,292,535. The Swedish army
consists of about 45,000 men, while
Norway Is credited with 77.000. Includ
ing the reservists of the landstorm,
who may be called upon for home de
fense until they are fifty years of age.
In Norway every man between the
ages of eighteen and fifty, if physically
able to do so, must rally to tbe defense
of the fatherland. The ablebodled re
cruit begins soldiering at twenty-two In
the line or active army and serves
six years. He is next transferred to
the landvarn for six years more, then
he enters the landstorm for four years,
after which he may be called out until
he Is a veteran of fifty. An infantry
recruit receives forty-eight days of
training when he enters the army, and
102 days are devoted to the making of
a cavalryman, after which the drill is
perlodlcaL There are 5,150 officers and
men in the navy, which consists of
eight ironclads and coast defense
ships, three cruisers, eleven gunboats
and thirty -three torpedo vessels.
The scenery of Norway is pictur
esque and beautiful. There are lofty,
snow capped mountains, with narrow
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V. 4. - '
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v 'li XJ - -. VA
JTTLY IN A NOBWSOIAN MOrNTAIJl PASS.
valleys between; mighty glaciers, at
tractive lakes and dense forests. So
many of the tablelands are barren that
but one-thirtieth of Norway Is under
cultivation, and agriculture does not
furnish enough food for home con
sumption, a fact that may trouble Nor
way a great deal, for Rabelais describ
ed corn as the "sinews of war." The
picture shows Norwegian farmers dig
ging a road through a July snowdrift
in Dyreskard pass, which Is only 3,715
feet above the sea.
The army of Sweden Is raised In
three ways by voluntary enlistment,
by a partial conscription and by the
levies of large landed proprietors, who,
following an old feudal custom, furnish
and maintain soldiers in lien of paying
certain taxes. These methods are un
satisfactory, and the system is to be
replaced by universal compulsory serv
ice, the firet stages of which are to be
completed in 11K)7. The array as at
present constituted, consisting of 2,700
officers and 43,000 men, may easily be
largely Increased in number.
The finest ship in the Swedish navy
Is the coast defense battleship Oscar
II., which has a displacement about
one fourth that of the new monster bat
tleships Japan Is building In England.
A dozen eoast defense battleships of
the Aran, Dristlgheten and Gota types
are respectively of 3,6.V. 3.450 and
3.300 tons displacement. As John
Ericsson, inventor of the monitor, waa
a native of Sweden, this type of war
ship Is well represented. Of tbe thir
teen Iron monitors four are of about
1.500 tons displacement, seven are of
4jO tons and two are even smaller.
Most of them were constructed shortly
after the American civil war. when
the Monitor and Merrimac had revo
lutionized naval warfare, and all have
been rebuilt. Each monitor turn but
one turret, which In a number of shlpa
Las been changed to a barbette. One
of the most formidable vessels Is the
axmored cruiser Fylgia, 4,000 tons,
which was recently completed.
Three cruisers, forty-two torpedo
boats and destroyers, a docen gua boats
and one submarine complete tbe list
cf available ships.
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