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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1D0G.
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Monday, Aug. 27, 19C6.
Well, how do you like the weather
Stick for i he essential track facil
ities to the factory district.
And they are alrtady beginning to
bring the football heroes to the front.
President Roosevelt has not yet indi
cated his promise to go to Cioldfield
to sen the Nelson-Cans prize fight.
Hut he'll keep track of it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was invited
to deliver a lecture in a town in the
central part of Massachusetts. He
was not feelins very well and he
wrote the following reply to the com
mittee in declining to accept the invita
tion: I am far from being in good
physical health and I am satisfied that
if I were offered a $30 bill after my
lecture I should not have strength
enough to refuse it."
Senator Clay, of Georgia, was telling
Senator Pettus of Alabama about an
unfair, browbeating and insolent fed
eral judge in the south. "He is
he is he is ,' said Senator
Clay, hesitating for a word. "I under
stand you perfectly, senator." Senator
Pettus said. "You are a Baptist and
your religion does not furnish the
words necessary properly to describe
such a man."
As To Joe Cannon.
The Washington Post declares that
there is no objection to Joe Cannon
that is likely to prove fatal. They
charge h:"m with having become a
dude to such an extent that he wears
"galluses" and a belt. The Post says:
All recognize that a hideous obsta
cle has arisen in the path, but few
know how to grapple with it. In the
first place, everybody admits that
something is wrom? if "I'nCle Joe"
wears both galluses and a belt. But
what is it? Shall he discard the gal
luses and tighten the belt, or shall he
throw away the belt and rely on the
sorely tried sky-blue braces? Herein
lies the malice of the plot; for "Uncle
Joe's" adherents are rapidly dividin;
into two camps, and intestine strife i
imminent. The trouble threatens to
spread to other states a rumble a!
ready comes from New England, where
the Providence Journal declares that
galluses alone "suggest a stage of
undress." and justifies the suspicion
that unless "Uncle Joe" discards them
it will bolt his nomination for the
. iu5ur in negisier oeiieves
Lncle Joe" will continue to wear tral
luses and belt, for he wants to be well
braced for defeat, and anyway both of
tnem may be very necessary other
Weapons of Straw.
The federal grand jury at Chicago
has returned indictments against the
btandar Oil company for rebating
under the Elkins law. Similar indict
ments have been returned by an east
ern grand jury and it is said others
i nere is no reason to suspect, how
ever, that the Standard Oil magnates
are losing any sleep on account of the
government's so-calied crusade. The
Elkins law isn't of the terrifying
kind. Its object is to make a dis
tinction between the unlawful acts of
the corporation when thus managed.
to the end that if there must be court
proceedings of some kind, the corpora
tion can be proceeded against without
duly disturbing the law-breaking
The Standard Oil company pays
dividends approximating $50,000,000 a
year, a large proportion of which con
sists of rebates wrung from the rail
roads. The oil trust can well afford to
pay a few thousand dollars in fines
and continue its lawless practices.
John D. Rockefeller will still have
enough to keep the wolf from the door
and the administration will reap a
whole lot of political credit for doing
something which is about as potent in
tbp way of regulating the trusts as
tickling an unruly elephant with a
feather duster in order to subdue his
We are having an example of this
kind of "strenuous trust-busting" in
the proceedings against the beef trust.
Ttz meat barons are given an iiu
mrcrl'.y bath an the combine is going
rig- -'-- with its campaign of
Neither the oil trust, the beef trust,
nor any of the other trusts that are
preylns upon the people will be curb
ed until the men at the head of the
trusts are arrested, indicted, prosecut-
A CARDIAC AFFECTION.
ed and punished like ordinary thieves.
robbers and lawbreakers. The, so- ," 'DAILY STORY
called prosecution of the Standard Oil t
company is a farce, just as the beef
trust prosecution was a farce.
Despite what Lincoln saidto the
contrary, the government evidently is
proceeding in the trust cases on the
theory that all the people can be fool
ed all the time.
Montana Sc-uator I'laun Playroom
That la a Veritable Kalrylaud.
The nursery being prepared for the
two little daughters of Senator Clark
of Montana in the Chirk mansion on
Fifth avenue, New York, will probably
be the most elaborate children's play
room in the world, says the New York
Before starting for Paris with his
family Senator Clark gave orders for
the alterations to his mansion iu order
to provide what he deeined suitable
quarters for his children. The walls of
the nursery are laid i;i costly tiles and
moaie. The tiles bear pictures illus
trating well known nursery rhymes
ami fairy tales. '1 he Mother Joose sto
ries are blazoned forth in a manner so
vivid and real that the senator hopes
to escape a great ileal of story telling
ia tin future. When Andrea says to
her mother. "Tell me about the old wo
man that lived iu the shoe." Mrs. Clark
Run right up to the nursery, dear,
and ynii will see it all illustrated in tie
tili'.ig much more clearly and emphat
ically than I could narrate it."
l'iituius painters have been' employed
to decorate the ceiling of the room.
Of th? etiology uf stuttering we know
nothing definite. Direct inheritance is
rare, and possibly imitation is the chief
factor whoa father and sou are affect
ed, 'there is usually a well marked
ncuroiie inheritance, others in the fam
ily having various forms of nervous
complaints. Hut I have not been able
to cmtirni Charcot's statement that
stuttering and ordinary facial paralysis
frequently occur in the same family.
Shocks. friglHs ami debility after some
acute illnuss are the causes to which
the onset is most frequently attributed
by parents. Imitation is undoubtedly
an occasional cause, children having
often been known ro start the habit
when put in charge of a stuttering
nursemaid. A friend of mine who was
extremely fond of horses and was
hardly to be kept out of the stables ac
quired a most obstinate stutter from
the groom. Adenoid vegetations are
often met with and are important as a
predisposing cause, since they tend to
prevent the proper tilling of the chest
with air. When -present they should be
removed as a preliminary measure, al
though it must n.t be expected that
their removal will lead to a prompt
cessation of the stutter. London Lan
cet. A Voitlrul Irodis:y.
The king of prodigies died on June
27, 1 at the age f live, after hav
ing astonished, the whole world. His
fctory is the most remarkable in human
annals and is attested by evidence
which has satisfied all the learned in
quirers who have written about him.
The infant. Christian Ileiuecken, was
born of respectable parents in Lubeck,
1721. A few hours after his birth he
began a conversation, at ten months
there was scarcely a subject on which
be could not express an opinion and
nt a year and a month he had mastered
both t!it? Old and New Testaments. He
was only two and a half when lit was
able to answer questions concerning
anything in ancient ami modern his
tory, and he was also at this time an
expert geographer. He spoke Latin
and French, and at the age of four
was speaking in the French language
at the court of Denmark. A?l this
time he was being nursed, by his moth
er. At the age of live it became nec
essary for him to be weaned, and iu
consequence of this change of diet he
lied, leaving psychologists an insolu
ble problem. Westminster Gazette.
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Dudley Noyes was not stage struck
in the ordinary acceptation of those
words, but he was struck Cat a-back.
as sailors say, with an actress. Lenore
Levere, whose real name was Hannah
I'iggatt and had just made her great
success at the Olympic in "How to
Catch a Lover," 'and it had been run
ning a hundred nights when Noycs
wont to t-ee it. Alter that he went
three nights a week till the play was
taken off. He frequently sent up flow
ers wheu Miss Levere was called be
fore the curtain, and she soon per
ceived that she had made a conquest.
Noyes had an intimate friend who
held the appointment of physician to
the Olympic. A seat was reserved for
the doctor, and he was expected to oc
cupy it at every performance. lie had
done so till "How to Catch a Lover"
had reached thehundredth night, after
which, tired at the repetition, he occu
pied it occasionally, giving his ticket
mostly to Noyes. Mis Levere received
several baskets of flowers from the
man sitting in this seat and, desiring
to know who he was. had after a per
formance looked at the number, then
gone to the box oflice and inquired.
Jho was told that it was always re
served for the physician.
Now, after half a dozen ljts of flow
ers had come to her without a card or
a note attached Miss Levere conclud
ed that the donor simply admired h?r
as an actress and had no desire even to
form her acquaintance. For awhile
she was quite "miffed" and refrained
while ou the stage from glancing at
the doctor's seat, into which latterly
Noyes was accustomed to sink when
he came to the theater. Hut pique
finally decided the actress to commit
an overt act. If Mr. Noyes would not
seek her of his own accord he must be
forced to seek her. One evening after
she had gone off the stage, having fin
ished her part, though the play was
not yet closed, a supernumerary tap
ped Noycs ou the shoulder and said:
"Doctor, you're wanted behind the
Noyes found himself on the horns of
a dilemma. If he admitted ho was not
a doctor he would betray his friend,
who would lose his position. If he per
sonated a doctor he knew nothing of
medicine he might do a great deal of
harm and get into trouble. There was
another objection 1o his going he
would be recognized not as the regular
"Anything serious?" he asked.
"I think nor. Miss Levere has faint
ed, but I think it is from overwork."
This decided Noyes. He would go as
a doctor and say that the regular man.
being indisposed, had asked him to
take his place for the evening. He
arose and followed the super.
He found Miss Levere lying ou a
lounge in the greenroom. the had
wash ei I the paint from her face, since
it is not becoming at a short distance,
and so arranged her drapery as to look
very charming. The manager and
stage manager both stood over her.
The first thing Noyes did was to
mention that he was sorry the regular
physician was not on hand, the second
to take the Invalid's wrist and note her
pulse. It beat very quickly, but, for
that matter, no quicker than his own.
Then he put his ear down and listened
to the beating of her heart and from a
gentle spasmodic heaving of the chest
knew that it beat in consonance with
"I I'm I" lie said, addressing the man
ager and calling to mind the few med
ical phrases he had in his knowledge
box. "There is a slight cardiac dis
turbance in the thorax, and the pulso
is quicker than it should be. How long
has the piece been running?"
"This is the one hundred and seventy-eighth
"How many matinees?"
"Two a week."
"This lady. It seems to me, has not
the physique for such a strain. I fear
she will have to lie off for awhile."
"Can't j-on brace her, doctor?"
"I'll give her a tonic."
Feeling iu his pockets, he brought
out a pencil and, being furnished with
a bit of paper, wrote:
Aqua pura 2 ounce
S-rljiriis cognac i pint
"This simple stimulant will do for
this evening, ami tomorrow I will visit
her and either order a rest or a perma
The interested parties took the pre
scription away, and Noyes was about
to retire when the patient gave him a
glance signifying that she would like
him to remain.
"Doctor," she whispered, "bend low
er. I have a confession to make."
Noyes put his car near her lips.
"I'm no more ill than you are. I
want a vacation. Can't you manage it
"H'm:" said the pretended physician.
"One confession deserves another. I'za
not a doctor."
Not a doctor'."
"No." And he explained how he had
happened so often to occupy the phy
"And hew could you endure the rep
etition?" "How can a man endure often ( to see
a beautiful woman he admires?"
The next day Noycs called ou tho
patient and peremptorily ordered that
In view of cardiac spasmodic condi
tions she must have a week's rest. He
might as well have said a month, for
any break in performances so late in
the season was as good as an end to
the play. Miss Levere never played
ngaiu In "How to Catch a Lover." In
deed, she never again tread the boards,
fcr before securing another engage
ment she married Dudley Noyeo.
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NAPOLEON'S ACCOUNT BOOK
Suiue fcutrioa Made OuriuK liis Exile
at St. Helena.
There was recently sold in London
the last hook of accounts of Napoleon
at St. Helena, from ISIS to 1521. The
exp::ses are classified ly month and
were kept by Pierron, the ox-emperor's
mx.itre d'hotel. with entries by Mont
ho'.on. There are many corrections in pencil
by the august exile himself, for he
verified all the accounts and changed
English money, where it wasiused. into
francs, iome of the entries are highly
interesting. Thus, on Aug. l., LSI'.),
the fete of the emperor, here is one by
Mmitholon: "Artificial flowers, 5. Ex
traordinary expenses, 1 5s."
Napoleon's resources at St. Helena
were very modest, but his tradesmen,
as regarded their prices, never forgot
that he was an emperor though an
exiled one. Among other occupations
to while away the time that hung so
lwavily on his hands. Napoleon went
-1 1'!,:."--;".: :- win:-:! loo'; a; i! t.it
cile was pi..' regarded as a subject
for llceciu.v. "l'or i:u :diug the emper
or's bed" i'J is charged.
Toward the end of his life Napoleon's
io:i"ish::ie-:t -ont--.lsted almost entirely
of caiclve.-.s, pigeon:. ::d eg.v'. "
there are numerous entries for meJi
cine. ' In Mafcli. lS'JI. for instance,
thirty bott':es of sirup, one i-a-e of
prunes, two cases of iUirgundy plums;
In April, ten bottles of sirup, eight do::
cii oranges, eight dozen lemons. Lon
A I.eiiK-thy Drop. "
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