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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1005.
STORIES ABOUT FOLK OF NOTE
Secretary Wilton and (he Three Fat
Cats Marjorie Gov Id, Baseball Player.
George Horace Loriraer'a Sac
cets Career of Senator
Mitchell of Oregon.
who as wcre
tarr of aKTicul-
... J ture may appropri
ately lk enuei i ncie
Sam's boss farmer,
is Just now in tbr
public eye Itecause
of the "leak" in t'ue
cotton report by
which cotton sr-ecm-lators
was born in Scot
laud about seventy
years ago, came to
the PniteO States
in ISol, received an
a nd beca me a n
Iowa farmer. He
served three terms
in congress. Is a
man of wealth and
has a dry wit. Sec
retary of the Treas
ury Shaw has been called the David
Unrom of the Cabinet, and Secretary
Wilson might be called the Bill Nye
of the executive circle.
Shortly after he assumed charge of
his imiortatit department M r. Wi!fon
made some changes In bis office. Sen
ators and congressmen came to pro
test, but all to no avail, IxTauso the
peretary felt that what he wiu doing
was iu the interest of the public serv
ice. PIpmIIv one of the employees
whose traulVr had b"cn ordered said:
"Mr. S-cretary, I am afraid that if
you dispense with any more of our men
it will impair the etliciency of this de
partment. I considered it my duty to
say tli is to you and to get your views."
For answer the secretary looked up
at the ceiling and saUl:
"There was once a farmer in Iowa
who had three fat cuts. Ills barn was
overrun with mi-e. One day he gave
the thre' fat cats away and gut one
new cat-nt so fut. He was never
troubled with mice after that."
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Thus far the most startling develop
ment in th- land fraud cases Mas the
r-ccut conviction In Oregon of 1'nited
States Senator John It. Mitchell. The
citle charge against Senator Mitchell
is that h- mvepted a brie of f2.(t in
the general land otlice. Mr. Mitcheil
has tn-en prominent in public life in
Oregon for over forty years. He is
serving his fourth term In the United
States senate and is chairman of the
committee on lnteroceanic can;ils.
Senator Mitchell was tw.rn In Wash
ington county, I'a.. and his name origi
nally, it is said, was John M. Hippie,
In 1S5", still un
der the name John
M. Hippie, he lwg;iu
the study of law in
the ottiee of Samuel
A. I'urviance, and a
little later entered
into a partnership
with rurviance. In
ls(X he piit Penn
sylvania, leaving his
first wife ami three
Arriving at Port
land in isr, be
adopted the name
John II. Mitchell
Which, for rnj'id and persistent huo
cess, has no parallel in the annals of
ne year after going to Portland he
was elected dy attorney. One year
more and lie ni sent to the state
senate. Another two years and he was
president of the Mate senate. Agaiu
a year. In lSt'i. and he failed by but
o:ie te winning the Republican
cau-us nomination for Pnlel States
rcnator. S's years later, in he
was e!e tetl mited States senator, and
In !irh. 17?j. ts-gati his duties at
He married Miss Martha Price of a
cll known Oregon family, by uliom
lie had three children - out a boy whoia
he named Hiram aud who 1 now a
captain of artillery in the army: the
two others, daughters, one of whom
died at Washington last winter, the
other of whom is inarried to the Fro mil
Iuke of Rochefoucauld.
In the summer and. fall of 173, aft-
er MitcTieil's election "to tli" United
States senate, his assumed name be
came known. But the Pennsylvania
wife obtained a divorce, and his Ore
gon marriage was legalized. He was
re-elected to the senate in 1SST, 1S91
g - an A
The children of George Gould are
fond of the open air, and Marjorie,
now a young htdy of sweet sixteen, has
always been a romp and active in out
of door play. She Is one of the few
daughters of rich American families
who can play baseball. She does not
play in public, but the ample grounds
of Georgian Court, the Lome of George
Gould at Iikewood, N. J., afford her
and her girl com
ty to indulge iu the
game without le
iug observed by the
ii n d u 1 y curious.
Miss Gould cannot
only knock a fly
out into the field,
but In pitching cau
twirl a hot ball over
the plate. She is
also a good horse
woman aud won admiration by her
handling of the reins a the I,akewood
horse show a year ago. Sheds tall and
graceful and Is said to look very much
as her mother did a score of years ago,
when as Edith Klngdon she was play
ing in the company of the late Augus
tln Daly. When Mr. Gould first saw
Miss Kingdou she was cast In the part
of a girl named Marjorie. aud it was
in this way the name was chosen for
the daughter who Is now approaching
womanhood. Miss Marjorie Is a gen
eral favorite and even were she with
out n irrespective fortune would not
George Horace Iyortmer, who became
a literary celebrity when his "Letters
From a Self Made Merchant to His
Sou" caught the iopular fancy to the
extent of a sale of 3X.MiO copies, is the
elitor of the Saturday Evening Post.
When the book's popularity was at its
height Mr. I.orimer received a letter
from a man In Texas who said:
-I have a patent bicycle, and I know
there are millions in it. If you can get
Mr. Job n Graham to
take it up I am sure
it would be a big
The man inclosed
a prospectus of the
patent. At about
the same time there
were 200 business
letters at the dead
JetteroSice at Wash
ington addressed to
ci Eo kg it Horace "John Graham, pork
The original of John Graham, the
"'self made merchant," was the late
Philip 1). Armour. Mr. I-orlmeT was in
his employ for a number of years and
at twenty-four was receiving $5,j00 a
year as manager of th canning de
partment of the great Armour packing
house in Chicago. He was k bent upon
a literary career that he resigned de
spite Mr. Armour's protest and lecame
a Chicago iolice reporter at a small
salary. His rise in his new profession
was rapid, and he has made a fortune
out of his first book and "Old Gorgon
Graham," his second effort.
Maurice Hewlett, who won wide
popularity through his books "The For
est LoTers'' aud "Richard Yea and
Nay," has Just published a new vol
ume of stories entitlod "Fond Adven
tures." He attributes much of his lit
erary lnt to his father, Henry Gay
Hewlett, who had a passion for all
that was quaint and picturesque in
mediaeval customs. Educated for the
law and a gradu
ate of Oxford at
Hewlett was com
pelled by failing
health to go to
Italy, where, turn
ing to literary pur
suits, he became so
saturated with the
essential spirit aud
charm of mediae
val Italian senti
ment and thought
that he developed into an acknowl
edged master of mediaeval romance,
what Hamilton W. Mabie calls "a sig
nificant and solitary figure." a creator
of historical romance which contains
MAI RICK UIWI FTT.
You always drive a good bargain when
you buy Calumet Baking Powder.
Cmlomwl is (0 Ugh.gredt baking peu4tr set4 mt a modrref prist.
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no Kiown tistorlcar cliaractei- and pre
sents no documentary facts, but Inter
prets the spirit and elusive phases of
Ufe in historic times. Ho Is a very
painstaking worker and usually writes
a story several times before be gives
It to the world. Three drafts of 'The
Forest Lovers" did not satisfy him.
and the book was completely, rewrit
ten a fourth time prior to Its j publica
tion. There was a sure enough Jim Blud
so, and be was the hero of the Im
mortal poem of that name which came
from the pen of John Hay." according
to J. M. Tally of Chicago.
"This Bludso. or Bled.), for the
name is spelled both ways, lived half a
century at Warsaw, 111., ai.d was a fa
tuous character among river men. He
did not actually ierf orm the feat which
is told in the stirring lyric, but be was
possessed of qualities of heroism that
would have cauned him to do just such
a deed, and it was for this reason
that his name was taken. Jim Bludso
lived to a green old age, dying in 1SS0,
and be and the late secretary of state
kept up their friendship as long as Jim
Thomas E. Watson, the famous Popu
list, who is now running a magazine In
New York, was not always at ease on
the platform early in his career. Wat
son was addressing a mixed audience
on a local Issue near his native heath
and was blazing
away in a man
ner which gave
promise of the
which was to
come. Like most
he was keenly
sensitive to In
when a party of
was a singularly
an, entered the
stopped short iu his speech.
"Go on; go on." urged his audience
Watson gathered himself together
under the stimulus of the encourage
ment, stepjK-d to the front of the plat
form, and, bowing with his exquisite
southern chivalry, he said:
"Ladles and gentlemen, I should be
glad to ffo on, but the lady who Just
came in fairly took my breath away."
He sat down amid a burst of applause.
THOMAS E. WAT60.V.
The Old Time I'urlor.
The days of the parlor are fast going.
There was once a time when every
family, no matter how poor, had its
parlor. And generally the pnrlor was
a most useless place, but it was the
pride of the housewife. The Observant
Citizen remembers some time ago when
the lady of the house Insisted that he
should see '"her parlor." . Her huband
snill"d good uaturedly, and they both
led the way to a big front room which
was hx-ked. The door was unlocked,
and the parlor got its first fresh air in
months. The little family had expend
ed much money on the parlor. Every
thing was new but the stuffed birds
under glass case. The design of the
rarpet was wonderful In that it consist
ed of bright red roses. One felt like
stepping Into a led of flames. A horse
shoe sofa, very erect, was the principal
article of furniture, while at the win
dows were the stiffest lace curtains you
ever saw. The room had a musty
smell due to long confined air. It was
"luxury imprisoned" on a small scale
and the finest example of the old time
useless parlor. Manchester Union.
Shirrd While He Slept.
"My first day in India." said the tour
ist, "I was surprised -when I awoke In
the morning to feel how smooth my
" 'By Jove,' I said, 'how slowly my
leard grew yesterday! I hardly need
to shave today.'
"It Is, however, a matter of religion
with me to shave every morning, aud
so I bade the native servant, a man
provided by my host, to fetch my
shaving things. The native smiled.
" 'But you are already shaved, sir,'
- 'Already shaved r said I.
" 'Yes. sir,' he answered. 'I shaved
you while you slept. That Is the cus
tom here.' m
"I found that he was right. I found
that in India these wonderful native
servants shave their masters In bed
every morning without waking them.
"All through my stay In India I was
shaved like that. It was almost enough
to keep me in that hot and torrid coun
try forever.! Louisville Courier-Jour.
A RottomlrM pit.
There Is a bottomless pit In the moun
tains of riualalai, back of Kailua, In
the Hawaiian Islands. It is about four
feet in diameter. The pit la peculiar
from the fact that it sucks In the air
with remarkable force. Pieces of pa
per placed over the mootli do not float
gently down, but are suddenly drawn
In and disappear with startling rapidi
ty. The air rushing into the pit can be
distinctly felt by people standing on
the edge. Strange founds are beard
also. Every night the inhabitants of
the locality distinctly bear a noise sim
ilar to the blowing of a deep steamship
whistle. The noise Is heard for about
five seconds and then subsides for a
space of about ten minutes and then
resumes for another five seconds.
Three Good and Just Reasons.
There are three reasons why moth
ers prefer One Minute Cough Cure:
First, because it is absolutely harm
less; second, it tastes good children
love it; third, it cures coughs, croup
and whooping cough when other rem
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Will Make Hourly Trips to
SUBURBAN ISLAM PARK
Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31.
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t CHIAFFARELLI'S ITALIAN BAND
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Last Trip From the Island 12 O'clock Midnight.
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