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IN THE PUBLIC EYE J
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FIGURED IN OIL DISCLOSURES
Josrj It 0. tJIbloy, tho Pennsylvania rongrpss
mnti whom nnino flqitrori In ttio recent Standard
Oil dlsclo tircH of V. II. IloarMt, will not bo ho
directly nrfoclcd by tlio unpIenRiint revelations
ns llic Ohio statesman, for tho Koyatono man
voltintnrlly retired from congress a couple of
yen jco ami hnn not Bought political protor
turn l rtlnce. Whllo ho wan lit tho house ho oc
casionally nhot up Into tho limelight for a mo
icnt, but upon the whole wns cmiBlderuil a
iitiibful If not n brilliant roprosentntlvo of bis
district. At ono 1 1 ino bo made an nttack u;nn
I he prcHldeut from tho floor of the Iioubo which
nttruclcd coiiililonililp nttontlou, nnd at tho time
of thi pOHlolTlco hcuikImIb bo mo unpleasant ntton
Hon wim nttntcted to Sibley by the discovery
that a company lit which ho wriH heavily Inter
OHtud bad an Important routinol for furnishing supplies to the poHtoMco de
Sibley wan Iiorn B7 yonrH ngo In Now York, and nftor touching Hchr.nl,
fanning, moirlmiidlHinK and rallliiK goods on tho read ho struck n paying
l'nd an an oil producer nnd nmastmd connldornblo wealth through tho medium
of a signal oil.
Ho wont Into polltlcB whllo Htlll compnrntlvoly young, and was elected
miiyor of Franklin, Pa., nt the ngo of 2". Ho was a Democrat In those days,
unit It wau that party which Hunt lilm to congroas In 1S92. He wan ono of the
original free Hllvor boomcrii, but IiIh couvletloiiH underwent n pronounced
(-hungu tutor on, for In 1000, whllo Htlll In conKrcmi, ho reversed himself nnd
becamo a Republican. A little Incident like Hint did not, however, appear to
affect his grasp upon bla constituency, for h contlnuod to bo elected to con
gress by blu new partisans.
I In lina boon active In varloim cattle brood'ng, agricultural nnd dairymen's
organization and It n pleura from tho recent revelntloiiH that ho nltto took
Homelhlng more than tt ineto rnHHlng Interest In tho nffnlrH. of tho Standard
FIRST PROBLEM OF MARRIED
LIFE EASILY SOLVED.
MAY GET SENATE TOGA
Olllo M. James, congressninn from tho First
Kentucky dlHtrlct, will undoubtedly succeed
Senntor Thomas II. Pnynter If u Democratic
IcRlHlaturu In elected In that state. Here U tho
Interesting pen picture a prominent Demo
cratic paper pnlntH of him:
"Ho stntidH six feet four Inches In a pair of
No. 11 bIioph that nro filled completely by a pair
of old-fashioned feet, tOmpcd In tho rows of tho
corn-Mold to tread tho paths that lead to futuro
"Ho hna hIzo without symmetry, Hort of
thrown toKothcr carclesHly as If nature In a
good-humotcd, convulsive mood had dono n big
thing" arid did not have time to curve It Into
tho HhnpellnesH of an Apollo Uelvldcie. A party
of Llllputlnus could dance a minuet on his broad
back. No Kentucky thoroughbred Is wider through the heart than he.
"Ills eyes havo caught nnd held a tittle bluo of tho sky with n llttlo gray
of tho autumn Holds. Tlioio Is an expression of frankness nnd gullo Unit nt
onco assures an nciunlutnnco that thcro Is nothing to fear. Ills nose Is
only fairly good, not big enough, but tntruulyo enough foi his broad facial
background. Kindliness nnd good humor break In concentric circles nbuttt the
mouth, mIiobo dominant quality Is gentleness, oven weakness. One looks
In vnlir for (ho sweop bf Jaw like it sclmltnr In full swing, bidding deflanco to
nil comers. His chin sliquld bo it challengo Instead of a compromise. Hero Is
tho kbynoto to Mr, Jnmes' whole character: it luck of masterfulness that may
nffccL his enroor serlouuly If ho does not overcome It.
"JnmcB Is not tho ordinary southern orator, smothering his audiences lit
(lowers of rhetoric nnd blowing bubbles of wit nnd fancy Jiibt to uinuao the
crowd. His speeches tiro models of clear-cut, vigorous English, and bis sen
tences have, when neccssnry, tho cutting power of a whip of scorpions.
"Whether In congress measuring merits with tho Republican lenders on
great national questions, before a chancellor arguing an Intricate question of
law, facing a Jury In whose hands the life or property of his client Is held or
on tho hustings with thousands of Democrats anxious to hear tho word pro
claimed, ho Is equally effective, his presence, magnetic, his manner engaging
nnd his resonant, voice it never ending delight. Ho Is 'Ulg Olllo' to his Inti
mates nnd 'Plain Olllo' to every one else. Ho Is easy to get acquainted with.
There aro no frills about him, no nlTectntlon and a wholesome welcoming at
tnnsphere surrounds him."
Ycitng Drlde Satisfied to Leave Her
Family for Her Husband's Home
Action That Didn't Bur.
prise Spinster Lady.
"Haven't you something to tell me,
Annetie?" nsked tho SplitBter Lady.
Tho girl balnncod herself lightly on
the arm of her friend's chair nnd
puckered her faco thoiiRlit fully.
".Voll, no ol Thut Is, nothing defi
nite. I can't mako up my mind.
"You mean thnt you do not ronlly
knew whether you love Ullly or not?"
"Yes, I do lovo him I'm nuro of
thnt; but I can't mako up my mind to
go so fnr away from all my people."
"In othur words, you don't lovo him
enough to give up ovorythlng for his
Annette gavo n troubled sigh. "I
can't bear to havo it put that way, for
ho Is ro dear, and 1 really do lovo
him; but tho question Is, would 1 be
con'ent nwtty off thcro with Just
Well, doar, If you really lovo him
you won't bo content bore without
him " ,
"No, I renllr.0 that; but It all re
quires) great thought, doesn't It?"
"Yes, and you aro right to look
on tho question from every sldo beforo
deciding. You must remember, dear,
that whon a woman teally loves a
man, sho Is ready to go with hlntto
tho end of tho world."
"nd give up all her people?" said
tho girl, wistfully.
"Not itpcessarlly. Of course, It la
vcr" nice to live In the same town
with your family, but comparatively
few married women do so. Your" own
grandmother, for Instnnco, came out
to Mils country nnd novcr saw hor
peoplo again, and yet she was very
"Vph, that's so; nnd mother lived
far away from grandmamma tho first
ton years after sho and father were
"it Is simply a question of strength
of your lovo. dear. If you lovo Billy
ns you should live the man you map
ry, you will bo qulto happy even If you
tire far from all the dear homo peo
plo." "1 will miss mother so dreadfully."
"Of course you will, but your mothor
thoroughly understands that your lovo
for her Is Just the same ns over; but
a wlfo's duty to her husband comes
Tne girl crept closer to tho SplnBter
Lady and gazed dreamily Into tho dis
tance. "i think," she said softly, "that I'll
go with Hilly. I could not bear to
think of him so fnr away nnd so lone
ly. You see, mother has father and
tho girls, nnd Dllly hns only mo."
Tne Splnstor Lady, who denrly
loved a romance, laughed contented
ly. "1 thought you would decide thnt
wqy," sho said.
Then for a few minutes tho two
friends sat In silence. Philadelphia
HONORED BY FRENCH ACADEMY
Louis Frechette, tho bard of French Canada,
has been named as laureate of tho French acade
my. Whllo a most unusual honor, particularly
since its recipient Is a resident of this conti
nent. It adds nothing to tho distinction thnt Is
universally accorded Dr. Frechetto as tho last of
that hillllaut group of poets and novelists who
have mnde French Cnmula and tho simple llfo
of the habitant known to the world. Of this
group, Ficchcttn mid Drummund wore undoubt
edly tho lenders, although Claspe with his "Los
AncloiiH Cnundluns," Mnnnettu nnd Rouflilor
have all mmlu onvlnblo names in the world's
Dr. Frechette was born In Quebec n half
century ngo, and was originally Intended for tho
law Ho abandoned that dry profession, now
Over, and nfler ft flvo ) ears' residence In Chicago ho toturned to Quobee and
plunged Into politics For a few years he was a member of the Domini' n
parliament, but politics, too, failed to bold his fnncy and went over to Mon
tieal and to llterntuie A legislative clerkship furnished hint with a modest
livelihood until tho quaint charm and tho chnrmlng revelations of llfo lu
French Canada innilo him Independent. The place he occupies lu tho flold of
lltemturo Is pcculintly his own, and tho habitant could have no more gently
Honors havo como to the poet from mnny countries beforo this later (rib
tito ftf tho ncadomy. Ho was elected n knight of the French Uiglon of Honor
ncnrly 30 years ngo, when two of his hookB wore crowned by the Immortals.
Ho has been given tunny high orders and decotntlons by tho rulers of Groat
llrltaln nnd other countries, nnd ho Is accounted n member of many learned
docletlos. Ho was lately presldont of tho Royal Society of Canada.
$ r !ja
As to Mr. Maugham.
They wcro discussing tho proper
pronunciation of tho nnmo of W.
Somerset Maughnni, tho new English
dramatist, who suddenly burst on
London a few months ago with four
pin) s, and whoso "Jack Straw" is now
being given on Ilroadway.
"That name Is pronounced 'Mawm. "
declared one who had been In London.
"No It's surely 'Mawum,'" opined
" Mahm' la better," declared an
other. " Why not 'Muggum?'" said one
who Inclined to tho facetious.
And they grow qulto heated nbout It.
"Why, of course It's 'Mawm!'"
"Hats it's 'Mawum!'"
- 'Muggum' by nil means."
Until filially ono who had dono noth
ing so far but show signs of growing
Impatience and ennui suddenly brought
his list down on the table.
"'Mum's' tho word!" ho 8hout(-.
Tuat ended tho discussion.
THE WHOLE CREW
l novcr slept a wink that night aft
er tho phosphorus episode, when I
painted tho wild steer so it looked
like a four-lcsgcd ghost, nnd scared
tho crow so thoy nearly deserted tho
ship, because tho captain ordered, as
I supposed, thnt 1 bo cast overboard
tho noxt morning, to glvo the sharks
a meal sandwich, and all night I tried
to proparo myself for death, though 1
could not help thinking thut lu some
way I would escape.
Tho next morning I got tip nnd col
lected all tho shoos of tho officers, and
got a blacking brush and began black
ing them. Soon thcro was trouble,
because every man missed his shoos,
and they began to hunt for them,
und they found mo working nt tho
hIiocs and singing: "Pull for tho shore,
brother," nnd such pious hymns.
I was dressed up in my Sunday
clothes, and when tho captain got his
shoes ho wanted to know what was
the meaning of my sudden Industry,
nnd tho funeral aspect nil nround, and
I told him I had heard him toll the
crow to chuck mo overboard, nnd I
was preparing myself for death, and
I gavo hint a letter to mall to Pa,
after I was gone, nnd told tho cap
tain I was ready. "Why, you dumb
fool," said tho captain, "It was not
you I moan to throw overboard, but
that phosphorus steer that wo killed
Inst night. They nro hauling It up
out of tho hold now with the tackle.
Wo will save you for a worse fate."
Well, I nover felt so happy In my
life ub I did when that dCad steer
canto up through the hatchway, and
wnB launched over tho side, nnd when
I saw tho flock of sharks Jump on tho
steer and bogln to hunt for the tender
loin, I let out a yell of Joy thnt sound
ed like the cry of a timber wolf.
Then I got what was coming to me.
going to shoot, when tho crew drew
rovolvcis and told him that If he
pulled a trigger thoy would annihi
late every olllcor on tho boat, and take
charge of It themselves, and run It
Into tho Ilrst port. Ho snld Uio crow
could stand anything except eating dis
eased cattle, and that thoy drow the
lino at steers that had died or rinder
pest. The captain wmb stunned, and said
tho beef flying through tho air was
good, and he got It from cold storage
In Baltimore, nnd asked that a com
mittee gu with him down in tho bold
and hpo the evidence, und a commit
tee was apiolntcd to go down nnd
seo nbout It.
When they canto back they were
satisfied, nnd tho captain asked them
how they got the Idea tho meat was
bad, and when It came to that I felt ns
though sonic ono would squeal on me,
nnd as I started to make a get away,
and hldo somewhere until tho storm
blew over, ono of tho crow took mo
by tho neck and said to tho captain:
"This young man told us about tho
Tho captain told the fellow thnt had
mo collared to tako mo to his cabin,
and ho canto In pretty mad, and called
In a few officers, and they wcro get
ting ready to kill me, when I thought
of tho little electric battery In my
It is ono I got in St. Louis (o scare
people with. I can turn a button, and
the battery will send electricity Into
my arm and through my body, and I
turned tho dingus, and felt tho elec
tricity going through mo like ginger
nlo up your nose, nnd when they had
got ready to mnul mo I began to weep,
and told tho captain I was no saint,
but I wanted a quiet life, and all the
fun I could hnve, and I asked him as
onco hecauso tho coffeo waa weak,
and I gavo htm a squeeze that sent
a shock through his system that
loosened his teeth, and when tho cap
tain alluded to mo as tho angel child
who was loaded for fear and who had
a charmed llfo that could not bo do
Btroyed by knives or guns, tho Grcok
looked at me In a respectful way as
though ho didn't want to have any
more truck with me.
Then a big Welshman came up and
shook my hand, nnd when I gavo hint
the third degreo ho lot go and Jumped
out of tho window of tho cabin, on
deck, and began to uso language that'
was equal to Russian, and then a
Swede camo bowing to tne, thinking I
must bo at least a crown prince, and
when I squeezed his hand, ho looked
at his fingers and his arm nnd trem
bled nnd squirmed and Bald: "Ah tank
a got ylm yams," and ho lit out In a
A small Irishman camo next, and as
ho wus the one who promised to cut
?A Sfil&h i
The Captain Cot Up on a Chair and Pulled a Revolver and Was doing U
AUTHOR IN POLITICS
Tho village postmaster and ono ot
the lending politicians woro holding
ta earnest conversation near tho on
tranco of tho post office. Perched upon
the itops a street urchin was drinking
in every word of the discussion, when
tho pastor ot one of tho vlllago
churches came- out of tho building.
Hecognlzlng In tho urchin ono of his
Sunday school boys, ho called him
aside and began; "John, It Is wrong.
rory wrong, o( yon to try to pry Into
tho affairs of others. Don t you know
that It Is impolite to listen to tho
conversation of grown tips?"
"F.uro. I know It Is Impolite," re
pllod Johnnie, "but it Is all right this
time, 'cause Deacon Smith snld ho'd
give mo a qunrter If I found out what
thora two men wero talking about."
Edward W. TowiiBend is another literary
man who has broken Into political llfo rocently.
Ho has been nominated for congress by tho
Democrats ot ono of tho Now Jersey districts.
Tho Seventh Now Joraey district, which will
bo tho scono of his political efforts, has been
represented In congress by a Republican for tho
last 15 years, but It Is a closo district and
TowtiBcnd will only havo a majority or n tow 0ne f Dumas' Sentences.
hundred votes to overcome T,)0 l)rJzo for ,no ionRC3t Bentonco
lly tho nvorauo rendor Townsond Is roraom- cv(Jr wrltton niny (airiy bo awarded
bored chletly ns tho eroator of that unlquo and ,0 ,,,0 olar numns, who probabty
slatiKlly Interesting young gontlontnn. "Chlmmlo llol(l3 R f(,rti,or record for fertility
Fttddon." whoso self-told adventures nnd ex- of rrojucton. In the seventh of tho
porloncoa mnde Interesting rending n dozen I 29 voluluca wlilch compose tho "Im
yemrs ago. Ho also wroto tho "Major Max" pre8Son8 de Voyago." thoro Is a son
Hketohes. :ib well ns sovoral novels, skotchos. 0 joujinij IJonvonttto Colllnl
t,ort. Although no wpb uorn in loveianct. u.. no ... ns ,,iroo paK08 or 108 llnC8
..i.. wl ttf m . (if vnrlcd
ived much ot 1 ih lire In S..n Frnnclsro. whoro ho worked as n nowsparor nvaiaglllK 45 letters uplcco. Tho son
...i ,,,. I.n nrat mfuln ft roillltatloil BS lll UUlIlOr Of ClOVOr spoClal ' , . ..rnV.t. liv fix rnmrnnn nml fill
nrticlcB nnd liuiiimoiw bits that wore widely copied and quoted. For some
ve rs i.nst ho 1ms worked on the Now York newsrnpors, nnd hrs mnde his
homo In tho pretty town or Montclalr. N. J., within easy reach U tho ineirop
idIIs. Tho preteiit Is his first serious vonturo Into politics.
tonco Is broVtn by CS commas and GO
sotnlcolons. but ns It contains 105
verbs nnd 122 proper names, tho rend
er Is sontowhat bewlldored beforo tho
ond Is reached',
The captain, gavo mo a swat across
tho Jaw for making nolso enough to
scare tho crow Into mutiny, tho mato
gavo mo a kfck when I started for
tho cook's galley, and several of tho
nnder ofllccra. hit mo, and by tho time
I got my apron on to hell cook din
ner I was bruised and mad, and decid
ed to got even with tho captain. I am
a peaceful citizen until somobody
walks on my frame, then t becomo a
terror to tho foo.
When wa began to fry the beef for
dinner I told ono of the crew that It
was a Bbama to feed men on stcor
meat, when tho steer had died In Its
stall of Texas fever or rlndorpest,
and before wo got tho meat cooked,
ready for the dlnuor of tho officer a and
crew, every man but tho officers had
talked over tho dead steer, and ro
solved that they would not eat It, and
when they sat down to tho table, and
I began to bring In tho meat, they all
looked like a mob of anarchists ready
to murder somebody, nnd I helped all
I could by saying In a whlspor: "This
is perfectly good moat, but this Is a
good day to fast, and you will live
longer." Tho olllcors at tho other ond
ot tho cabin wcro eating tho steer all
right, but tho crow nover tottchod It,
confining themselves to tho bread and
cofTeo, and protty soon ono of tho
crow proposed that they show their
displeasure by taking tho meat und
throwing It at tho officers.
Well, If I lire a million years I will
novor have eo much fun ngain. About
30 men got up and grabbed tho moat
I had put on tholr plates, and began
to throw It at tho captain and mato,
and all tho oflicors, and ot all tho
greasy moss I ever saw, that waj the
worst. Tho captain got up on a eh air
and pulled a revolver, and asked what
was tho cause of tho assault, and wqb
a special favor to allow mo to shako
his hand before I died, as I knew my
earthly career was about dono for, and
by that time the battery was buzzing,
and I reached out my hand to shako
his. Ho gave mo his hand, and whon
I began to squeeze his hand tho elec
tricity went up his arm so ho turned
pale, and I hung on and ho yelled to
tho officers to tako mo off, as I was
killing him, and the sweat stood out
on his faco.
Tho mato grabbed hold of mo and I
gavo him my other hand ho began to
danco, and tho thrco ot us wero as full
of electricity as a trolley wire. I hung
on and mado them get down on their
knees and swear they would not lick
me, and then I lot go ot them and be
gan to weep again, and thoy were sor
ry for mo.
Then thoy made me tell them who I
was, and thnt I was going to Franco
to meet Pa, and monkey with airships
and when they wero suro I was Peck's
Had l)oy thoy said I could havo tho
frco run of the ship and that I had
tho right to play all tho tricks on any
body that I wanted to.
They mado mo show them how I
worked my llttlo pockot battory and
then they wanted mo to shako hands
with all tho crow so thoy got tho
whole bunch In tho cabin, and tho
captain said they hnd been entertain
ing an nngel unawares, and that I was
tho original Had Uoy, who had trav
eled all over Europo and mot tho
crowned heads, nnd ho wnntod to in
troduce nto to each mombor or tho
crow personally, as a distinguished
guest who honored the ship by being
on board. Then he began to pass
them up to bo shook by tho great and
Tho first fellow to put out his hand
was a Greek, who drow a knlte on me
I Gave Him a Squeeze That Sent a
Shock Through Him That Loosened
ntr ears off to servo on toast, I gave
him the limit, and he curled up like a'
German dachshund and laid down on.
the mat, making motions with his
mouth ns though ho was repeating
poetry, nnd ho said: "Kapo away from
m, yo hoodoo," and ho crawled out
bo quick it almost broke tho door.
Tho captain and mato laughed ovcry
tlmo I shook hands with any ot tho
crow, and when I had paralyzed them
all, and got them so scared they would
como to mo it I whistled, and cat out
of my hand, tho captain said I was
worth more toward maintaining disci
pline on tho boat than a wholo pollco
force, and ho wanted mo to do some
thing overy day to keep tho crew from
being lonely, so that night at supper
tlmo I charged all of tho steel knives
and forks with electricity and got two
nigger chasers ready for business.
It wns to bo tho last night beforo wo
landed In France, and I was prepared
to mako It a meal long to bo rcmom
bored. I sat next to tho captain, and
that brought mo right closo to the
crew's tablo, nnd when tho crew filed
In and took their places, they all
looked at mo as though I was tho
devil instead of an "angel child."
I had a match all ready and when
tho supper was put on and tho crow
grabbed tholr knives and forks they
wero shocked real hard, and they
dropped them and yelled something
llko tho swear words of each nation
ality, and then I put my nigger chas
ers down on the floor, headed for tho
crew's table, and lit tho fuse.
Well, you know how nigger chasers
will chase. Gee, but they went under
tho crow's table, smoking and hissing,
tho sparks How, and the bravo crow
got up and run out on deck yelling
"llro" nnd "murder," and "damn that
boy," and tho man In charge ot tho
flro hoso turned it Into tho cabin and
drowned everything out, and the crew
run nway and hid, and when things
cloared off tho captain said: "Boy, I
llko a Joko ns well an anybody, but
you havo overdone this thing, and I
am mighty glad wo land to-morrow,
and you can go to your pa and his
confounded airships, and may tho,
Lord have mercy on him."
Then wo went to bed, and I ex
pected Fomq of tho crew would utab
mo before morning, but I guess they
woro too much rattled.
Geo, but I am dying to seo Pa, and
help him spend government money for
eatings, seems as though I haven't
had a square meal slnco my chum and
I struck that community near 8L
Louis, as escaped balloonatlcks.
Normal College for China.
Tho now Chinese board of education
proposes to establish a shlh-fan
hsuech-tang, or civil normal collego,
In Peking, for training teachers for
servlco In tho various civil schools
and colleges throughout the empire.
In addition to Chinese classics, says
HarpePs Weekly, English, French,
Gorman, Russian and Japanese will
be taught lu tho proposed college, un
dor tljo Instruction of experienced
teachers. Tho collego will be cstab
Hshcd In the Chinese city in tho course
ot tho present year, nnd tho annual
expenditure Is estimated to bo about
100,000 taols (about $70,000).
Not Exactly Proper.
lilm How do you llko my duck
Hor It looks llko a misnomer to
Zlirn A misnomer?
Her Yes; It makes you look mote
like a goose. -Chicago Daily Nows.