Newspaper Page Text
VOL. LIV. NO. 303.
THE All G US. FRIDAY, OCTOBER i, 1905.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
REMARKABLE CAREER OF 'PERKINS, OF NEW YORK LIFE
Adept at Organizing and a Wonderful
Factor in Writing Insurance Catted
"Smartest Man in ffctv JorK."
QEOROE W. PEKKINS hn been
called "the smartest man iu
New York." He is aware that
he Las been so call-d, ami. fur
thermore, lie is aware that tlie desig
nation is correct. Now, there are many
smart men who do not know It. and
there are many who know it who are
nojjgnmrt ""pen. Where the qua lit v and
r j : l ;
the" consciousness or the quiiKiy are
found wrapped tip In one personality
they make a happy combination.
Mr. I'erkins' estimate of his own
worth Is found in his recent rather
remarkable testimony lie fore the New
York legislative committee which Is
REVENUE CUTTER WORK
IN YELLOW FEVER FIGHT
iSix small sailing cs patron. n.
our Atlantic coast in search of :mi;
glers made the beginning of the re
enue cutter service that has reccutl
proved its value in enforcing quaran
tine against yellfrvv fever, says the
Washington correspondent of the New
York Post, When Alexander Hamil
ton taxed the n-sourccM of the youthful
suites to equip boats for selective d'lty
under the treasury department of 1T'.0
no fertile Imagination pictured the va
riety of !crvlee that would be demand
d or the good that could be done by
their successors In fhe nvxt hundred
years and more. That service was the
basis of the United Mates navy, but
a comparatively few years brought a
parting of courses, and, while one arm
lias beeu developed to overawe and de
stroy, the other has steadily extended
to protect and help the ways of peace.
Kevenuo cutters have saved thousands
of lives. They aunually visit the far
thest points iu the American posses
sions, uud they carry news and assist
ance tt) tli lonely ami shipwrecked.
The service maintaliusl on the quar
antine lines about New Orleans ud
the district lufected with yellow feve:
furnishes a slugle Illustration. Fivt
vtsels have patrolled the coast line
night ami day to capture and inspect
the fishing craft and larger vessels
that try to break through. Over XK
vessels have alrvady leen held up and
inspected, many lHing sent to quaran
tine station at GulfiHrt and Ship is
land for disinfection aud further ex
aruin:&on of suspected cases of fever.
It has len a tedious, thaukless duty,
with constant expos t re to the dangers
of fever, and oue of the crew of the
Winona was taken with the disease
and sent to the marine hospital.
Captain W. G. Boss, chief of the serv
Ice. who was in charge of the quaran
tine for six weeks, excited much com
incut by the fearless way Le went
about. He relied eutirely on his rug
ged physique and attention to his gen
ral surroundings for protection, and.
as he has remarked since returning to
Washington, had no fear of contagion.
He slept in quarters from which mos
quitoes were excluded as far as pos
sible. He ba less fear of the disease
now than ever and believes good health
and sanitary conditions prove ample
The revenue cutter service has beeu
under the suiervision of the treasury
department since those first small
boats were sent out by Hamilton, ex
cept on occasions when our wars have
led the presideut to take advantage
of the statute to place the vessels un
der the navy department. The duties
include the enforcement of all laws
affecting the maritime interests of the
United, suites, .tlic rrey euiioo of lilici.
charged "with the Investigation of the
various Insurance companies. Mr.
Perkins, besides leing a partner of J.
Plerpont Morgan. also chairman of
the finance committee of the steel trust
and holding various other Important
positions In the world of money, la
vice president and chairman of the
finance committee of the New York
k i n s i est i f y i n ; .
Erfe Insurance company. Here is tiis
"Now I want to say. and I want this
on the record, that I believe 1 have
been the- one most iutlueutiul factor
In the New Y'ork Life in bringing the
hundreds of .thousands of people Into
traffic by sea, compelling all craft to
comply with legal requirements as to
ships' papers, lights, inspection and
passenger laws, and the rescue and as
sistance of distressed vessels and
crews iu fact, the cutter service is
the great humanitarian branch of our
government, its activities extending
over land aud sea. Its varied duties
have furnished subjects for many
stories of fiction. Oue otlicer now in
the service remarked recently that he
was first interested in its possibilities
through reading J. Feniuioie Cooper's
"Wing and Wing."
Thoe in the service ioint with pride
to the record of lives saved. During
the Spauish-Americau war the cutter
Hudson, under command of Captain
F. H. Neweomb, rescued the torpedo
boat Winslow from the damaging fire
of the Spaniards at Cardenas, while
one of the minor achievements noted
was the voyage of the MeCulloch to
Hongkong with the first news of Ad
miral Dewey's victory at Manila.
The cruise of the revenue cutter
Bear and the rescue of more than 2.V)
sailors from shipwrecked whaling ves
sels at 1'oint Barrow was an achieve
ment worthy of special mention. The?
Bear reached San Francisco iu Decem
ber, 1M)7, when orders were issutd dis
patching the vessel on a return trip
in the midst of an arctic winter to
save the whalers. The voyage was suc
cessful and would have attracted much
attention had not the victories of our
navy in the war with Spain overshad
owed all else. This cutter continues its
annual visits to Point Barrow, which
is the northernmost point of the conti
nent. The cutter 11 C. Perry has this
year visited Attn island, the western
most of the Aleutian chain, and found
three white fishermen who had seen no
white men nor had any news from tha
outside world for a year. Their first
question was, "Who Is presideut of tho
While the cutter service Is under ex
isting law a part of the civil establish
ment, it may be-ome available as r
part of the military fort of the coun
try. The officers and crews must lx
profldent in naval drills aud have prac
tical knowledge of the use of firearms
Although the burden of the service Is
in the protection of the revenue and
the enforcement of statutes affecting
maritime interests, it has been abun
dantly shown in our wars that the
boats of the revenue service prove of
assistance in the navy. The life .of the
otneers is not always peaceful, and
young men who ste kthis service may
expect nearly as much fighting experi
ence as those who go into the larger
arms of the service.
the" company vvho are now there."
That might sound conceited iu an
other mouth, but the fact that every
one familiar with the history of the
New Y'ork Life must recognize the
truth of the claim eliminates that ele
ment. Mr. Perkins truly has been the
one most influential factor in writing
the Immense amount of insurance se
cured by the company, lie knows It
and frankly says so. No hiding of
that light under a bushel. Investigat
ing committees please take notice.
Could Talk Better Standing Up.
There are other noteworthy items In
that testimony. Most of them were
Introduced voluntarily In fact, one pa
per accused Mr. Terkius of making
stump speeches from the witness box.
This idea was perhaps borne out by
the fact that the witness disdained a
chair; said he could talk letter stand
ing up. Then, he did not wait for ques
tionssimply weut on telling his life
history regardless. And it was so
Interesting that no one bothered him
for some time, lie legan at the be
ginning, lie told how he had started
as an office boy for the New Y'ork Life
at fifteen years of age. His father was
some sort of an official in the company,
and his name was also George YV. IN r-
klns. Here is the way young George
got in, according to his own storv. The
following letter may be termed Ex
Plttsbury. March 77. 1S79.
Dear George I have obtained the situ
ation for you In the New York Life to
at for the present as my ol.-rk for the
alary of $2S per month, commorclnR
April 1. 1S79. Its continuance will depend
upon your Improvement in spelling and
writing', which-will need to be very rapid;
also upon your care to attend to every
thing given you to do promptly, without
making' any blunders or mistakes. And if
In every repect you are honest, truthful
and faithful to your duties it will lead
eventually to some better position. Mr.
Beers hopes that you will prove to be the
coming man for the company.
I win instruct you about your duties In
detail when I reach Chicago.
Trusting that you will succeed in filling
the place in a manner that will enable me
always to make a favorable report in
reference to your work, believe me. ever
your affectionate father,
GEORGE W. PERKINS.
Exhibit B tells how the boy improved
his opportunity, following the (sugges
tions in the letter and going them sev
eral points better. Here it is in figures:
18T9 Office boy $300
ISM Clerk 1.200
1S& Cashier 1,500
1S7 Agency representative and so
lSS General agency director ..13.000
1S93 Third vice president -0.000
1S"i Increase for Hume duties S.fidO
XS3!) Second.. Vlcti. resident ;x,0uO
GOOD NIGHT KISS SIGNAL.
Trolley's II-1 1 ltuuc For a Mile So
lounK Mru (an fated I.ut Car.
Apparently uncalled for clanging of
the gong for a whole mile through
Main street by the lnotoruiau on the
electric car which leaves Winsted.
Conn., at 10:o0 p. in. for Torrington has
led to the discovery that it is a signal
for the many Torrington young men
who court Winsted young women to
stop lovemaking if they wish to catch
the last car for home, says a special
dispatch from Wiusted, Conn., to tic
New Y'ork World.
A carload of Torrington wooers come
to Winsted nightly to call on sweet
hearts. The Hangings of the motor
bell are more reliable than most clocks.
The lovers' signal is a nuisance to tho
citizens, however, and unless it is stop
pod some threaten to petition the board
of wardens and burgesses.
The Peace Of
Observations by an American. 1
"We'll call it the 'Peace of Portsmouth. "
Says the loyal New Hampshire swain.
"No; yer don't," says the down east
"It's the "Peace of Kittery, Maine."
"How's that?" says the youth from Ports
mouth. "It's here the commissioners dwelled."
"I don't care a dern," says the Kittery
"It's here as the meetln's was held"
"Now. hark ye both," says the president's
"You folks have not nothing to say.
"Who did all the work. I d just like to
It's the Teace of Oynter Bay." "
Then authority spake from the capital's
For the government couldn't be "done"
"This achievement great," says thu de
partment of state.
"Is the 'Peace of Washington.' "
In such a serious state of affairs.
With trouble so surely a-brewin",
If we can't have peace as to where they
Why, the country '11 go to ruin.
So I reckon there's only one thing to do
To save us from strife and hate.
And that's to beseech good Emperor Bill
To come over and arbitrate.
He's been fidgeting around to get Into this
And now'j a chance to appease him.
Jost let him proclaim for Kittery, Maine.
Or anywhere else to please him.
A Ruahel of Children.
Willie I've been married five ywars
and got a bushel of children. James
How's that? Willie My name is Peck.
I've got foi children. Don't four
pecks make a bushel? New Y'ork
A Doabtful (nmpllmril.
Maud What was it be said about
me? May He merely remarked that a
woman is as old as she looks. Maud
The Idea! How old does he think I
1901 TT?e" presTHent. " "tenen re re
mained with the company des
pite an offer from Mr. Morgan. 73,000
1902 Divided his time with J. P.
Morgan & Co. and remained
vice president at 2E.000
now much he received as a partner
of Morgan no one knows, but it was
orobably not less than $2ri.(nm3 or
$300,000 per year. From $aoo a year
up to that figure, and all that in less
than a quarter of a century, is some
thing of a jump.
Exhibit C in Mr. Perkins' testimony
is probably the most sensational of all.
In that many things were said, but the
one thing that has excited most inter
est throughout the country was the ad
mission by the witness that the New
Y'ork Life had paid into the national
campaign fund of the Republican com
mittee In the last three campaigus a
sum aggregating nearly $1.V.000. Tills
money, he said, had leen paid on the
order of President John A. McCall
without the knowledge of the finance
committee. No one can measure the
effect of this statement. It is liable to
lead to unexpected legislation. Hut this
article is not a study of politics, but of
a man. The man is an interesting out
growth of modern business conditions.
lie testified to many other startling
things. One was that as vice presi
dent of the New Y'ork Life he sold to
himself as partner ' of J. P. Morgan
$800,000 worth of londs. This happen
ed one Saturday evening. The next
Monday morning he ns a member of
the firm of J. P. Morgan sold back to
himself as vice president of the New
Y'ork Life the same $S0t,00i worth of
bonds. As an interesting aside it may
be remarked that it was at about this
time that the state insurance examiner
dropped In. This episode is merely
mentioned to show that there are some
tilings in high finance the layman can
Dreamed of a Photographic Career.
There are many little side lights on
Mr. Perkins', career that reveal much.
For example, if was his life ambition
to be a photographer. He accepted the
place as office loy to earn enough mon
ey to buy a camera. He still dreamed
of a photographic career when he be
came a bookkeeper. The aspiration
was yet with him when he was made
Insurance solicitor. Nflr had he forgot
ten It when he became a director of
agents. It was only when called to
New Y'ork to take charge of all the
agents of the company in the wor'd
that the young man finally relinquished
his cherished Iioih.- of becoming a pho
tographer. - - -
HIGHEST ELEVATOR IN
WORLD JUST INSTALLED
Tourists Shot Up Six Hundred Feet in
Electric Lift in the
The highest elevator iu the world has
be'ii installed opposite Lucerne, iu
Switzerland, at the celebrated view
point of Burgenstock, ami the Lueer
liois take especial pride iu pointing out
to the American visitor that he has to
come abroad to see the "!oss lift" of
the world, says a special cable dis
patch from Lucerne to the New Y'ork
American and Journal.
To reach this remarkable elevator the
traveler takes the cog road from Kehr
siten on the shore of the lake to the
hotels of Kehrsiten. Thence a most
picturesque road cut out of the rocky
side of the mountains takes you in
thirty minutes to the elevator, the
shaft of which Is hidden in a grotto ex
cavated alongside the engine house.
The elevator is run by electricity.
The carriage of cage is twelve feet
square, and its passengers are limited
to seven. When th signal to start is
given the cage rises for "i: feed
through a well of masonry, then comes
suddenly into the daylight, and for :iS7
feet risers in a steel latticework to the
landing stage, the total ascension of
000 feet being made in less than three
From the binding stage an open gal
ley leads to the summit of the Ilam-met-Schwand
mountain 3,'Khi feet
almve the sea level. From this point a
glorious view is had of the lake of the
Four Cantons ami of the Alps of ITri
The elevator cage is lifted by two
steel cables and contains an arrange
ment by which, in tho event of the
eIectrle power lieing interrupted, it can
be lowered by hand to the starting
point. For those who are not subject
to vertigo a steel ladder has been fixed
along the whole length of the shaft.
S y i iuu uioe ( oilunii.
In Syria the names of children are
very odd. They suggest those of out
Indians, inasmuch as the child's name
is apt to le something which occurred
at the time of its birth something
which inte-rested the parents. For in
stance, if you were a child of this
country your name In. all probability
would be "Stuffed Cabbage," or "Ho
tel' or "Civil War," or something akin
to these. If a child falls sick Ids name
is immediately changed. Instead of
Lis parents thinking that a piece of
pie or too much pudding disagreed
with him they attribute his sickness to
the fact that his name did not agree
with him. When one understands
what these names are one does not
wonder that the child may have falleD
tick because of them. Ihilade!phia
Another point worthy of note Per
kins bad an Idea. His scheme was for
organizing the agency business. Bi
fore he was thirty he was given charge
of the agencies in several states, when
he could develop his plan. He himself
testified that he then was given $1.".
tw per year, me nighest sum ever
paid an agency director. So well did
he succeed that shortlv afterward the
office of third vice presideut was created
for him and he was put in charge of
all the agents, where he could work
out his idea to the full.
There is a startling similarity be
tween the careers of Perkins and Gage
E. Tarbell, the real power iu the Equi
table. Both started iu Chicago, both
made their mark as agency directors.
both were elected third vice presidents
of their respective companies and both
are given credit for working up the
immense business brought iu by their
Taken Up by Morgan.
The story of how Perkins was taken
up by Morgan is thus told: In addition
to his many other duties the young in
surance man had been intrusted by
his fellow citizens with gathering a
fund to preserve the famous Palisades
along the Hudson river. One day he
called on Morgan for a subscription.
After signing his name for a liberal
amount, Mr. Morgan pointed to a chair
on the other side of his desk, and said:
"I'll give you $loo.n0 a year. I'er
kins, If you'll move over here and oc
cupy that seat!"
"Are you Joking?" Inquired Mr. Per
kins. "Certainly not." said Mr. Morgan. "I
reel the need of an energetic young
man in this office and have had my
eye on you for some time."
After further conversation Mr. I'er
kins agreed to take the offer under
consideration, but finally declined it
at the request of the directors of the
New Y'ork Life Insurance company.
A few weeks later Mr. Morgan re
newed the proposition and offered him
a partnership In the backing house of
J. T. Morgan & Co.
Transacts Business on His Feet.
George YValbridge Terkins was born
in Evanston, 111. He is only forty
three years old and hence is good for
at least a quarter of a century more
as a financial leader. He lives at Kiv-erdale-on-the-Hudson:
Is found of the
ater and golf; rises at :' each morn
ing; spends his forenoons at the New
Y'ork Life and his afternoons at J. P.
Morgan & Co.'s ollice; for many years
ho has made a specialty of interna
tional finance. At the beginning of
his. career, he was noted for his se-
WORM WITH FEATHERS.
Han a I'oUonoim Hllc. Too. n Man)'
North I'liroliuluim iuu 'lenlify.
A feathered worm has made its ap
pearance in different parts of North
Carolina, and a number of pe ple have
beeu made very ill by its bite, says a
special dispatch from Asheville. X. C.
to the New Y'ork Times.
The isect Is not unlike a white earth
worm, but has a covering of brown
down, similar to that of a young bird
Its bite is so poisonous that in a few
seconds after receiving the wjund the
victim swells enormously and displays
symptoms not unlike those of snake
The worm feeds on maple trees and
rosebushes. Its presence on the latter
accounts for the number of women
victims. No one is able to c lassify the
insect. Several spuens are beini;
prepared for shipment to Washington
for examination to establish its iden
tity. Automobile INllown.
Although the art of being comforta
ble is not peculiar to the 1'nited States,
American women seem to be remark
ably proficient in it, says the New
Y'ork Press. The latest luxury adopted
by Newport maids and matrons who
"mote" is the automobile pillow. Now
when they speed alout in their up to
date "whiz carts" they recline not only
on the soft leather cushions with which
the seats are upholstered, but also on
the soft, sUk, downy affairs which
might be a part of a c ozy corner, but
which now are observed in the newest
motor cars. As society cannot endure
anything that smacks of discomfort, it
i at present eulogizing the inventive
genius who thought of fitting up auto
mobiles with pillows.
Flower and leaf of vine an.l tree.
Grass of meadow. '(! of mire
Summer gathered them to be
Fagots for the autumn's fire.
Smoke like haze on vale anl hill.
Flames of (?!! anil crimson bright
Into life now K-ap an) fill
Field and forest with their light.
All the glory of the year
Kindled into beauty bo.
Soon the winter will be here;
Soon the curfew the-n the snow.
So these lovely leaves I lay
In my book, all gold an J red;
Embers for a winter's d.iy.
When the autumn's fire ic deil.
Prank Dempster Sherman in American
Not So I'oJIte After All.
In .London recently the motor car
drivers were surprised to note the po
liteness dt the Indou "iKibbies"' who
gracefully raised their cups every
time a machine pattse-d. It was u
trick, howe-vcr, and the raising of the
cap was a signal from one bobby to
another, so mat tne time or trie eirs
could be taken.
"Pcrsonat Side erf a Man Who is an Inter
esting O it it rotvth of Modern "Busi
realty, suavity and frank and easy po
liteness. This was a new element at
Morgan's, where there had been some
thing of an atmosphere of gruffness,
In later years, the busv life he has
led has told on the former Chicago in
surance solicitor, and an increasing
nervousness has been the result. He
hardly ever sits, but speftds most of
his time walking about tin olllci
transacting most of his business on his
feet. He is under six feet in height
and well proportioned. His eyes and
hair are brown. He looks not unlike
George J. Gould. He Is a quick and
impetuous talker, and while giviug his
testimony often stopped and asked the
reporters court and newspaper if he
GEOr.GE W. TEEKINS.
was going too fast for them. He does
not dress expensively, and Is demo
cratic In manner.
He has frequently said that he will
never sever his connection with the
New Y'ork Life, as his soul is wrapped
up in that. His life work lies there.
Mr. I'erkins has handled many for
eign loans, one of them being for $lt,
0(M,(KK to M. YVitte while that states
man was finance minister of Kussia.
Tt was in a negotiation with I'erkins
that M. Kothstein, the great Uussian
financier .uud.urcsidcnt of Uka Interna
WONDERFUL WORK OF
JAP SURGEONS IN WAR
At tne annual banquet of the Amer
ican Association of ObsU'triciaus and
Gynecologists at the Hotel Aster in
New Y'ork the other night Surgeon
General Suzuki of the imperial Japa
nese navy told about 1 of the most
prominent surgeons iu the I'nitcd
States how the mortality had been kept
down ill the recent war. says the New
Y'ork Times. The? reason, he explained,
was simply the aseptic methods well
understood by the surgeons in the
L'nited State's, but which has never
been applied in any war before. This
was the very thing about which the
surgeons most wished to hear him
speak of, for, as they confessed, the
low death rate which the Japanese
add to their credit had astonished the
"I have Just ouie from the front,"
Surgeon General Suzuki explained
when he rose to speak, "and I am on
.ny way to the congress at Hetroit. It
s some time since I have been here,
and my tongue has grown a bit rusty.
I will talk to J on about tht ii
which I know you must be most inter
ested as surgeons -namely, our treat
meut of the wounded. The lficthod, I
know. Is familiar to you; you use It
here In jour practice. It was, how
ever, never tried in the field before,
and I think you will be interested in it.
"Y'ou know that quite awhile before
our war began it was being talked of,
anil I was careful to make some prep
aration for the? war when it should
come. In writing to localities from
which the surgeons were to be chosen
I asked for two kinds of men. Thos;;
who were familiar with the aseptic
method and those who were? conserva
tive. By conservatite I meant those
surgeons who would not too quickly
relieve the wounded of arrm and legs
"We used no carlxdic acid or other
antiseptic. We used simply steril ze 1
water and sterilized cotton. In mod
instances we did not attempt to probe
the wound for the bullet or th. frag
In it of a shell. We simply washe I
the edges of the wound the steril
izod water and then hound it up with
this sterilized cotton. We lod no time
on the battlefield in performing haz
ardous or complicated surgery. We
simply washed the wkiu and the edge
of the wound with this cleansed cot
ton, and we found that In most in
stances it healed with remarkable ce
lerity. "Our most recent war, you remem
ber, was with China, and that was ten
years ago. I was absolutely responsi
ble for this new method, and you may
be assured that I was very anxiou.4
to learn bow it should turn out. I
have the most gratifyiu.': result to tell
tional Sauk" of Commerce, came" to
Mr. Perkins says of himself. "It is
true I am an instance of what a young
man can do In this country." And.
again, "Hani work and strict atten
tion to business have beeu my rule
ItetuYnlng to that testimonyone of
the most startling things Mr. Perkins
said, perhaps the most startling to the
student of economic and social ques
tions, was this:
"The old idea that competition Is the
life of trade is an exploded idea. Com
petition is no longer the life of trade;
it Is co-operation."
That coming from the Hps of a man
la the position of George W. rerklns
la at least significant.
J- A. EDOFJiTON
volf FisMnK la Indian Territory.
Wolf hunting is a new sport in tlio
Arbuckle mountains. Indian Territory,
and seems to be growing iu popular fa
vor, says the Kansas City Journal.
This scheme was introduced by Ken
ton Bryan and J. B. Dickson, tho
"mayor elect" of Turner Falls. Theso
gentlemen conceived the Idea of bait
ing a large fishhook with fresh meat
suspended about three feet from tin
ground, secured by a strong wire. They
placed eight hooks on swinging limb
one night and next morning weut ou
and found one large gray wolf and a
monster lobo. These wolves were shot
with rifles and their pelts carried to th
falls. Orders for large fishhooks are
going Into I:ivls from many campers,
and the art of wolf fishing will In stud
led at Turner Falls during the camping
Mn.il I n it Collars and "ttfl Noit.
YVlnstod (Conn.) people are sending
laundered collars and cults through the
ulails instead of souvenir postal cards,!
says a YViusted special to the Newi
York World. The address Is written!
on one side and generally a few lines
on the other. Postmaster James P.
Glynn is exinvting next to get a white,
nhirt with the bosom stamped and ad-!
Swla (iunrd'ii lllrtliday.
The famous Swiss guard at the Vati
can will celebrate its four hundredth
birthday next month. It was estab
lished by Pope Julius II. in October,
you 'or, for treated iu tins way we lose
in one hospital only 'I- out en ;.m men
who wore admitted. You must know
that this is very low.
"I have told you that coir method
was not to prole for bullets aud shell
immediately, for we have learned that
bullets aud shells are aseptic. A cap
tain, for example, on one of the war
ships where I was stationed was shot
iu the calf of the leg. The fragment
of the shell had entered so deep into
the wound that it was not easy to get
at. We washenl It with aseptic" cotton
and bandaged it with aseptic cloth
and It healed readily. Iater, when h
had more time, ho went to a hospital
to have the fragment of a shell cut
out, which was done, and the wound
"It was only when a fragment of
cloth was forced into the wound that
it suppurated. So when we found
that the wound was not healing us 16
should we opened it again and gut tho
fragment of cloth out. Then it gen
"I would like you to bear in miucl
that it was not I who achieved theso
splendid results, but the men under me.
1 rm-rely did the directing, they in a
great measure did the work."
The Japanese surgeon general wa
heartily e-heervd by the? surgeons, both
when he enfered the; hull ami at the
conclusion of his speech.
Women In Jridiu.
It will be many year l-i'-re the
caste prejudices of Inrliu are .silli -ic-nt-Jy
broken down to give ;m sort of
freedom to the ln li::ii v'o:ii:iii. Front
a bride she ii uiiiociv j fully overwork
ed, but from the day f he give- up her
childhood to the day of her ! tlh it
may be f-r sixty yi-ar -sic ii scclud
ed and see noting of th" wot Id out
eide the walls of her family i:j losure.
Her happiness or misery. iud'"d. en
tirely depends on the maun r i:i which
the affairs of the family are conduct
ed. The Indian woman. Isolated from
the outer world by c ustom. Is :cc lin by,
custom isolated as far as pr.-ticabIo
from all the male members of that lit
tle inner world to which she is con
lined. Free intercourse, even with her
own husband, l-t not jeriiiittM her
while jet her youthful capabilities for
Joyousiiess exist. No wonder, then,
that absence of jollity H characteris
tic of the Indians generally, for tho
happy laughter of u home is denied
them by custom in the most persistent
Itasalan Karalcfctrdneas. 1
The Russian is farsighted. prnbalatf
Ilobson would have got along all right,
aays Harper's Weekly, if he h-id re
stricted hi kissing to train conductor.