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John Darrett, director of the International Dureau of American Republics,
might be called n diplomat by profession judging from the numerous posts
ho has held in the government cervlcc. His first appointment was as min
ister to Slnm In 109-1, where he settled by arbitration claims Involving $3,000,
000. Since then he has seen diplomatic service In Japan, Korea, Siberia, India
and In South nnd Ccntr.il America.
DEFENDS THE CORSET
EXPERT COMMENDS ARTICLE OF
APPAREL AS ES3ENTIAL.
Dr. Landone Bays They Were Evolved
from Ancient Instrument of Tor
ture Would Drlvo Away Fatigue
with Music nnd Cheer.
los Angeles, CJ. Dr. L. 13. Lnn
(lout), whoso plan to Improve tbo tut
man raco by applying I.ulhor Hur
bnnk'a plant theories In tbo training
of children by tiolcctlou has brotight
considerable nttcnllon from tlio eclen
(I tic world, commends Iho modern cor
cL Addressing tho members of tbo
Hundred Yoar club, tbo lending wom
an's organization of Loa Angeles, ho
"Corncta, tlio sort worn today, nro
cood for tbo reason that tho torso mus
cles have been weakened for genera
tions, until now the average female
Tortn will not stand without tlicm.
"In tho tlmo of Queen Elizabeth,"
continued Landone, "they woro stool
cornets tightly buckled In back and
Iroiit. Thoy noro Instruments of tor
(nrc. Prom them nro evolved tho com
fortable cortete of today. 1 doubt if
the torno musclos or women could bo
enpported In their weakened condition
after n generation of corset wearing
uieept for eomo artlllclal prop."
In addition to placing Indorsement
on many thlmrs that health faddlatn
and physical touchers hcrotoforo bavo
ncorned and In pulling to pieces Fome
of tbo time-honored theories of tbo
tncdlcn) profession, Lnndono dwelt on
the value of cultivating love, cheerful
ness and good thoughts toward man
kind. For, ho snld, the body in sub
ntanco Is composed of chemicals nnd
In at tbo mercy of tho emotions.
Anger, hatred and sorrow will poison
the fluids of tho tody, while love,
cheerfulness and happiness serve to
make tbo blood purtt, healthful and
"Anger and hatred will poloon tho
fluldn of tho woman's body," declared
TWINS RIVALS IN COLLEGE.
Graduated with Even Honors, Each
Serves as Trustee.
TMmetou, N. J. Tliore Is an inter
esting Etory in tho election or Thomas
Davles Jones, of Chicago, to n llfo
trusteeship In Prlncoton university by
tbo trustees hero, at their quarterly
meeting the othor day. David 11. Jonos
retired as nluninl trustco Inst Juno,
having been ii member of tho board
Tho brothers arc twins, nnd both
graduated from Priuceton In tho class
of 1876. In college thuy roomed to
gether, and each term were rivals for
honors in scholarships. It was nip
and tuck throughout their collego ca
reer, and when tlmo for graduation
was reached It was found that tho two
wero tied for llrat honors. Their
names wero prlntod in brackots at tho
head of tho class, and David delivered
tho Latin salutatory and Thomas tho
Measures Pressure of Dlood.
llaltlmore, Md. An Instrument long
needod by tho medical profession for
measuring blood pressure has been in
vented by Dr. I. 1L Hooker of Johns
Hopkins university and J. A. Kyster of
tho University of Vlrgiula.
Tho new Instrument consists of a
emnll glnss box containing a rubber
bag. This Is attached to tho wrist of
tlio patient directly over tho vein. Tho
box Is connected by n tubo to n water
manometer, to which is attached a
Uy squeezing tills bulb presouro Is
exerted oa the vein. When this vein
is neon to collapse tho pressure, which
is transmitted to tlio manometer, may
1 L.I. i-uiviA f
tho speaker. "Many Instances, CO or
100 years ago, nnd of locenl date, were
found where Borrow nnd fear Jaun
diced tho system, not for n few days,
but permanently, nnd wbeie raven
larks turned white In 20 minutes from
"Pleasure stimulates. That Is why,
when tired and worn, especially when
young, an evening gay with dancing
and music will removo all slgna of
fatigue nnd ono will bo more retted
the day following than If ho should
yield to an nttcnipt to sleep tho fa
"Wo should movo according to
curves. Motion should bo adapted to
muscles. Tho Greeks were tho rrreal
eat people In the world becauso they
know and appllod thcao principles. A
wave of spiral exercises should be
part of ono'o dally life. Ono should
bo Indulged In musical accompani
ment. Not only doca this servo to
stimulate and develop tho body nlonx
grncoful lines, but also serves to equal
Izo circulation, eliminate polsona nnd
otherwise nld the system."
Bible Thief's Only Loot
Wilmington, Del. About tho mean
est thief yet discovered la tho person
who has stolen three lilblca from the
Lower Hrnndywlno I'resbyterlnn
church, near Centervlllo. Tho pnhtor.
How J. Nowton Kuglor. discovered
that u big niomorlnl Illblo presented
to tho church by cno of tho mombero
of tho congregation wns inlrslng from
the pulpit when ho sought to read his
text from It on Sunday. A search
failed to reveal the ltlblo, b'H resulted
In tho discovery that tho Wblea In
ench of tho two chapola had boon
taken. Who tbo thlof Is or why tho
Hlbles were taken la a mystery.
"What sot do tho Joiiosoh go in?"
"Tho carving set, I should say. Judg
ing by tho way they knife each other."
NEW ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL
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Joseph Stewart, recently appointed second assistant postmaster general,
was chief of the railway mall adjustment division of the department before
being promoted to his present post. Mr. Stewart Is a native of Kansas, Is
about 49 years of age, and has been In the government service In various ca
pacities since 1832. He has been Emitted to practice before the federal
courts and Is a lawyer by profession
YOUNG GIRL MAKES SALE OF
PROPERTY FOR S20O.CC0.
Elghteen-Year-Old Stenographer of
Denver Shows Western Pluck In
Handling Business During
Absence of Employer.
Denver. Out In tho wilds of Wy
oming 18 years ago, on ono of the
big cow camps, thoro enmo Into ex
Istenco a weo mlto of humanity. The
howl of tho coyote, tho seroech of the
englo ami tho merry hour of tbo cow
boy la his round-up flttod tunefully to
ilia lusty cry of tho babe.
It was un advont to western life un
der western conditions. Tho llttlo hit
:nau bud, born of tho plains, toured
.mil ol waited by nature among the
nrmlno blossoms of tho enctl and the
dnrcus sago-brusb, Imbued with the
natural Instinct of slapping tho brund
Ing Iron on tho calf when It Is roped
has pushed her uay Into commercial
Impoitanco In n manner that many it
ilrcd business man might well envy.
For an 18-year-old girl to tuni a
$200,000 deal Is no common occur
retire. It would cause ninny a man of
tho great commeiclal world to chest
up a bit, but when Misa Lulu 11
Thotnns of Denver Induced eastern
capitalists to "s'gn up" for nonrly a
quarter of a million of dollars she
showed no signs of having dono1 any
thing out of the ordinary, but turned
around to her typewriter and, with a
sigh of rollef which meant: "Well, I
hopo tho boss will bo pleased," she
rommenced tho old grind of getting
Miss Thomns entered tho employ of
a local mining company about two
yonrs ago, when sho wns but 10. She
lias learned tho business from top to
bottom, nnd a woek ago when her em
ployer found it noceBznry to bo out
of tbo city for a few days ho left the
Tlrl In charge with Instruutlons to
"foil the Bnngro do Crlsto mlno If
you get n chance."
Negotiations had been undor head
way aoino time with eastern capital
ists far tho Sangro do Crista mine. In
southern Colorado, but matters wore
dragging very unsatisfactorily. Two
days after Miss Thomas had been loft
In chargo of tho otlleo In tho Temple
Court building. Fifteenth and Califor
nia streets, u lawyer and two other
"What can we do for you?" askod
"O-h, nothing, I am afraid," replied
tho lawyer, with n look of disappoint
ment. "Wo camo hero to aeo about tho
Sangro do Crlsto mlno, but you cay
the boss will not bo back for a week.?"
"That Is true; but possibly 1 can at
iord to the matter," eald tho little
"Well, It's a pretty big deal, and
pardon mo but 1 hnrdly think wo bet
tor tako It up now," nnd tho lazier
looked upon tho weo mite of n girl In
a sort of "you-thlnk-youcan-but-you-can't"
way, nnd the callers started
"Now, look hero," sold tho girl, in
truo wes srn stylu, "If you mean busi
ness nnd want thnt mlno you bettor
take It, and tako it right now, too
You are not tho only buyers after the
Sangro do Crlsto mine, nnd, besides, I
enne loso tho tloal If you want IL"
This was an eye-opener. Tho man
sat down, talked tho matter over
carefully, and In half nn hour the
whole deal had been transacted, tho
papern having boon previously signed
and Miss Thomas duly authorized to
closo the deal.
It was ono of the biggest dcnls that
have been turned for somo time, nnd
Miss Thomas Id receiving congrntula
tlons. A good-sized check and a va
cation on "full pay" woro her roward,
1 W. W. JACOBS
(Corjntfbt. 1au1, liMil CvlnlhJ )
Mr. Sol Ketchmald, landlord of tho
Ship, sat In his snug bar, rising oc
casionally from bis seat by tho taps
to minister to the wants of tho cus
tomers who shured this pleasant ro
treat with him.
Forty years at sen boforo tho mast
had made Mr. ICetchuiald an authority
on affairs maritime; five yearn In
command of tho Ship Inn, with the
nearest othor llcoanrwl house five miles
off, had mado him an autocrat.
Twlre recently had ho found oc
casion to warn Mr. Ned Clark, tho vil
lage shoemaker, tho strength of whose
head had been n boast In tho village
for many years. On tho third occasion
tho indignant shoemaker was Inter
rupted In tho inlddlo of nn Impas
sioned harangue on free speech and
bundled Into tho road by tho ostler,
Aftor thlu nobody was safe.
Tonight Mr. Kotchma'.d, meeting
bis eyo as ho entered tho bar, nlded
curtly. The shoemaker had htayed
nway three days as a protest, and the
Inndlord was naturally Indignant at
"Oocd ovenlng. Mr. Ketchmald,"
said tho shoemaker, screwing up his
llttlo black oyos; "Just give me a
Bmall bottle o' lemonade, If you
"do and got your lomonndo some
whero elso," said tho bursting Mr.
"1 prefer to "uvo it here," rejoined
the shoemnkor, "and you'vo got to
servo mo, Ketchmald. A licensed pub
lican la conipollod to servo people
whether ho likes to or not, elso he
loses of 'Ih license."
"Not when they're tho worso for
liekor he ain't," said tho landlord.
"Here's tho 'ealth of Henry Wlggett
what lost 'Is log to save Mr. Ketch
maid's life," ho said, unctuously.
"Also tho 'ealth of Sam Jones, who
let hlsself bo speared through the
chest for the samo ncblo purpose.
Likewise the health of Capt Potors,
who minted Mr. Ketchmald llko 'Is
own son when ho got knocked up do
ing tho work of flvo men as waa
drowned; likewise the health o" Dick
Leo, who helped Mr, Ketchmald cap
ture a Chtncso Junk full of pirates and
killed tho wholo 17 of 'em by 'Ow
did you say you killed 'em, Ketch
mald?" Tho landlord, who was busy with
the taps, affected not to hear.
"Killed tho wholo 17 of 'em by first
telling 'cm yarns till they fell asleep
Bundled Into the Road by the Ostler.
and then choking 'em with Honry Wig
gett's woodon log," resumed tho shoe
mnkor. "Understand. Ned Clark," said tho
Indignant Mr. Ketchmald, "I don't
want your money in this public house.
Take It Bomewhero else."
"Thank'ee, hut I prefor to come
hero," said tho shoemaker, ostenta
tiously slpr-lng his lomouade.
"Do you dlsbollovo my word?" de
manded Mr. Ketchmald, hotly.
"Why, o' courfo I do." replied tho
Hborraaker; "wo all do. You'd boo
how Billy thoy nro yourself If you only
stopped to think. You and your
shaiksl no shark would want to eat
you unless it was blind."
It was about a week later, Mr,
Ketchmald had Just resumed his licat
after serving a customer, when tho
attention of all present was attracted
by an odd and regular tapping ou the
brick-raved pasaago outside. It
stopped at the taproom, aad a mur
mur of voices escaped at tho open
door. Then tho door was closed, and
a loud, penetrating volco called on the
name of Sol Ketchmald.
"Hennery vus-teu." gnhped tho
landloard, as n small man with ragged
wh.skors nppearod at tho wlckot, "It
The new-comer regatdod him ten
derly for a moment without a word,
and then, kicking open tho door with
nn unmistakable wooden leg, stumped
Into the bar, and grasping his out
stretched hand shook It fervently.
"The sight o you, Hennory Wlg
gett, Is belter to me than dlnmonds,"
said Mr. Ketchmald, ecstatically. "How
did you got here?"
"A friend of his, Cnp'n Jones of the
but que Viniui, gave mo a passage to
London," said Mr. Wlggett, "and I'o
tramped down from thero without n
penny In my pocket."
"And Sol Kotchmald's glad to sec
you, sir," said Mr. Smith, who, with
the rest of tho company, hud been
looking on In a state of great admira
tion. "He's nevor tired of telling u
ow you saved him from tho shark and
'ad your leg bit off In so doing."
"I'd 'ave tny other bit off for Mm,
too," said Mr. Wlggett, as tho landlord
patted him uffcctlonntely on the shoul
der nnd thrust a glass of spirits Into
his hands. "Cheerful, I would. The
klndogt-'oartod and tho bravest man
that ever breathed, Is old Sol Ketch
tnnld." "You never 'eard anything more o'
pore Sam Jones, 1 s'pose?' said Mr.
Mr. Wlggett put down his glass.
"1 ran up agin a man In Kio Janeiro
two years ago," ho said, mournfully.
Wiped His Eyes to the Memory of the
"Pore old Sam died In 'Is arms with
your name up 'Is honest black lips.
"When I wna laying In my bunk In
the fo'c's'le being nursed back to llfo,"
continued Mr. Wlggett, enthusiastical
ly, "who was it that set by my side
'oldlng my 'and and telling mo to, live
for his scko? why, Sol Ketchmald.
Who was It that said thnt he'd stick
to mu for life? why Sol Ketchmald.
Who was It said that bo long as 'e
'ad n crust 1 should havo first bltj nt
It, nnd co long as 'e 'ad a bed I should
avo first half of it? why, Sol Ketch
mald! "Iu ray old ago and on my beam
ends," continued Mr, Wlggett, "I re
membered them words of old Sol, and
I know If I could only llnd 'lm my
troubles wero ovor. I .knew thnt I
could creep Into 'is llttlo harbor and
lay snug. I knew that what Sol said
ho meant. I lost my leg saving 'is
life, and ho is grateful."
"So ho ought to be," said Mr. Clark,
"nnd I'm proud to Bhake 'ands with a
Ho gripped Mr. Wlggott's hand, and
tlio other followed suit. Tho wooden
legged man wound up with Mr. Ketch
mald, and, disdaining to notice that
that veracious mariner's grnsp wns
somewhat limp, sank into his chair
again and naked for a cigar.
"Lend mo tho box, Sol," ho said, Jov
ially, as ho took It from him. "I'm go.ng
to 'and 'em 'round. This Is my treat,
mates. Poro old Henry Wiggett's
Ho passed tho box 'round, Mr.
Ketchmald watching In holpleBS Indig
nation as tho customers, discarding
their pipes, thanked Mr. Wlgsott.
Closing tlmo enmo all too soon, Mr.
Wlggott, whoso popularity was never
for n moment In doubt, developing
gifts to which his friend had nover
"I 'ope you're satisfied," said Mr.
Wlggott, as tho landlord, having shot
tho bolts of tho front door, returned to
"You went a bit too far," said Mr.
Ketchmald, ehortly; "you should ha'
been contont with doing what I told
you to do. And who asked you to
"and my cigars 'round?"
"1 got a bit excited," pleaded the
"And you forgot to tell 'em you're
going to start tomcrrow to llvo with
that nlcco of yours in New Zonland,''
added tho landlord.
"So I did." Eald Mr. Wlggett, smiting
his forehead; "to I did. I'm very sor
ry; I'll tell 'em tomorrow night."
"Mention It casual like, to-morrow
morning," commanded Mr. Ketchmald,
"and get off In the artcrnoon, then I'll
glvo you Bomo dinner besides tho flvo
shillings as a.rangcd."
To tho landlord's great annoyance
his guest went for a walk next morn
ing and ,dld not return until the even
Ing, when ho explained that ho had
walked too far for his crippled condi
tion and was unab o to get back.
The helpless Mr. Kotohmald, uf-
lered In xllenco, with h yu on the
clock, nnd almost danco with lm
rntlenco nt the tardiness of his do
parting guests. Ho accompanied tho
last man to tho door, and then, crim
son with raso, returned to tho bar to
tall; to Mr. Wlggett.
"Wot d'y'r monn by It?" ho thun
"Mean by what, Sol?" inquired Mr
Wlggett, looking up In surprise.
"Don't call mo Sol, 'cos I won't bavo
it," vociferated tho landlord, standing
over him with his fist clenched. "Flrat
thing to-morrow morning off you go."
"Off?" repeated tho other In nmazo
mcnL "Off? Whero to?"
"Anywhoro," said tho overwrought
landlord; "so long ns you get out of
here, I don't enro where you go."
Mr. Wlggett, who was smoking
cigar, tho third that evening, laid it
carefully on tho table by his side, and
rvgnrdej him with tender reproach.
"Arrangement!" said tho mystified
Mr. Wlggett; "what nrrnngotnento?
Why, I ain't scon you for ten yoara
and more. If It 'ndn't been for moot
Ing Cnp'n Peters "
Ho wns interrupted by frenzied and
Incoherent oxclamatlonB from Mr
"You rascal," said tho landlord, In
a Btlfled voice. "You Infernnl rescal.
I nover set eyes on you till I saw you
the other day on tho quay at Hurnsca,
uud, Just for nn Innerccnt llttlo Joku
l'ko with Ned Clark, asked you to
ccmo In nnd pretend."
"Pretend!" repeated Mr. Wlgsctt. in
n horror-stricken voice.
"Look 'cro," said Mr. Ketchmald,
thrusting nn Infuriated face closo to
his, "thero nover was a Hcncry Wlg
gott; thero nevor was a shark; thoro
never wns a Sam Jones!"
Mr. Wlggott fumbled In his pocket,
nnd producing tho remains of a dirty
handkerchief, wiped his eyes to tho
memory of the faithful black.
"Look hero," said Mr. Ketchmald.
putting down tho bottle nnd regarding
him Intently," "you'vo got mo fair.
Now, will you go for n pound?"
Wlggott took a box of matches from
tho bar nnd, relighting tho ntump of
his clgnr, contemplated Mr. Kctch
tniild for somo tlmo In silence, and
then, with n sortous shako of his head,
stumped off to bed.
A week passed, and Mr. Wlggett
still graced with his prosenco tbo bar
of tho Ship.
"I Bhall tell tho chaps to-night that
It was a llttlo Joke on my part," Ketch
maid announced, with grim decision;
"then I shall tako yoj by tho collar
and kick you Into tho road."
Mr. Wlggett sighed and Bhook hla
"It'll be n terrible show-up for you,"
ho Bn!d, softly. "You'd better mako It
worth my whllo, and I'll toll 'em this
cvcn.ng that I'm going to New Zealand
to llvo with n niece of mlno thoro, nnd
that you've paid my pnssago for mo.
I don't liko telling any mora lies, but,
seeing it'a for you, I'll do it for a
couplo of pounds."
"Flvo shillings," snarled Mr. Ketch
mald. Mr. Wlggott smiled comfortably and
shock his head. Mr. Ketchmald raised
his offer to ten shillings, to n pound,
nnd finally, after a fow remarks which
prompted Mr. Wlggett to stato that
hard words broko no bones, flung Into
tho bar and fetched tho money.
Tho news of Mr. Wiggett's dbpar
turo went round tho vlllago at onco,
tho landlord himself breaking tlio
news to tho next customer, nnd nn
overflow meeting assombled that even
ing to bid the emigrant farwcll.
Tho landlord noted with pleasure
that business was brisk. Several gen
tlemen stood drink to Mr. Wlggett,
and In return ho put his hand In hla
own rocket nnd ordered glasses round.
Mr. Ketchmald, In n state of Bomo un
easiness, took tho order, and then Mr.
Wlggett, with tbo nlr of ono confer
ting Inestimable benefits, produced a
luck half-rcnny, which hnd'onco be
longed to Sam Jones, and Insisted
upon his keeping IL
"This is my last night, mates," ho
snld, mournfully, as ho acknowledged
tho drinking of his health.
"In my lonely pllsrlmago through
llfo, crippled nnd 'nving to beg my
brend," ho said, tearfully, "I shall
think o this 'nppy bar and theso
friendly faces. When I am wreatlln
with tho pangs of 'ungor and being
moved on by tho 'enrtless police, I
shall think of you as I last saw you."
"nut," said Mr. Smith, voicing tho
general consternation, "you're going
to your nlcco in New Zonland?"
Mr. Wlggott shook his li.ad and
smiled n sad, sweet smile.
"I 'avo no niece," ho said, simply;
"I'm alono In tho world."
"Ketchmald told mo hlsself ns ho'd
paid your p:iB3ago to New Zealand,"
eald the shoemaker; "ho Bald ns 'o'd
pressed you to stay, but that you said
ns b'ood was thicker oven than friend
ship." "All lies," said Mr. Wlggett, sadly.
"I'll stay with pleasure If he'll glvo
the word. I'll stay oven now If 'o
"Ho don't like my being 'ere," ho
paid, In a low voice. "He grudges tho
llttlo bit I cat, I s'pose. Ho told mo
I'd got to go, and that for tbo look o
things 'o wns going to pretend I wns
going to New Zealand. 1 was too
brcke-'cartcd at tbo time to care wot
ho said 1 'ave no wish to sponge on
no mnn but, seeing your 'onest faces
round mo, I couldn't go with a llo on
my lips So) Ketchmald, old shtpmato
Ho turned to tho speechless land
lord, mado as though to shako hands
with htm, thought bettor of It, and
then, with a wavo of his hand full ot
chastened dignity, withdraw. His
stump rang with pathello Insistence
upon tbo brick-paved passage, paused
at tbo door, and then, tapping on the
bard road, died slowly away. In tho
distance. Inside the Ship the shoe
maker gave an ominous order for lemonade.