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1 3EEM6TOMPEA31M i VICTIM OF MONEY MANIA. AH AN 0 EL UNAWARES. 4 professor Brown had a constitution al disinclination to refusals of any kind, from denying a despairing stu dent another chance, to turning away canvassers, tramjui and agents, and these hint, with the ready Ingenuity of a kind-hearted man, he turned over to hla wife. Tramps rarely came through thin well-regulated little col lege town, but agents and canvassers poured In a Bteady stream through Its portals, and Mrs. Crown often said, with vain regret ..for wasted hours: "It aeenu to me that I never get ready to try on a drees or make a pudding or go diwntown tluit Henry doesn't call itio to protect him from Bomo agent or other." To-day Is was marmalade, grapefruit marmalade, the most difficult of all do mestic tasks to do well. Professor Crown put his head apologetically In side the door. "Mary," he said, with an Insinuating smile, "there's a man, a florist' agent. In the living-room waiting to soc you." "Cut, Henry, I can't eae him!" pro tested Mrs. Crown, In dismay. "I'm Just beginning the marmalade, and I don't like to leave Dagma to watch It; and besides, you said last night that you'd got to be economical this spring. Suppose you tell him " Professor Brown, however, was al ready assuming the attitude of one who suddenly doparts. "I haven't time, my dear. I've an ap pointment with the dean," he answer ed. "He didn't ask for me, anyhow. He wanted the 'lady of the house,' and Tm not that, I'm sure; and besides, you don't need to buy anything. Just let him down easy, that's all." Mrs. Brown rolled down her sleeves with exasperation, and prepared for a militant Interview. "It would serve Henry right if I ordered everything In the catalogue!" she muttered. But what angry spirit can maintain Itself against the appeal of flowers and the delightful possibility of seelngone's UUle white cottage a bower of bios soma? When Professor Brown return ed at noon In a most pacific frame of mind, he met a radiant wife on the steps. "My dear," she said, enthusiastical ly, "I wouldn't have had you send that agent away for anything! Why, he told me Just why our peonies wouldn't bloom, and I ordered a-dozen of the new varieties; and, you know, we didn't have the right sort of crimson ramblers or clematis or or anything. And so cheap! Here Is the duplicate order I gave him. Why, I feel as If I'd entertained an angel unawares!' And on the buoyant wings of imaglna tlon she flew off again to measure the peony border. Left alone, Professor Brown ran his hands through his hair In unhappy perplexity as he thought of all the books that those elusive, unlucky thir teen dollars would have bought. Then be said, halt-aloud: "Next time 1 think I'll entertain that angel unawares!" Youth's Companion. Rwh Courf Procedure, t ij . i r ii loiienng 10 a ran oyer Her Remarkable Trial for Murder It Is "la chormeuse Stolnhell" again. A. bas la Court des Assizes! The trlnl In Pnrls of Mme, Marguer ite Stelnheil, charg"d with the mur- ler of her husband and her mother. Mme. Japy, threw the Trench capital into a condition of excitement not quailed since Ihe historic Dreyfus ase. No other niyBtery of recent yoars bas so disturbed the Trench nation as .his double murder. In which a strange woman, with a shady past, was coupled not alone with the victims of the trag edy, but also with the tragic death of :he President Of tho French republic. Political parties were plunged Into '.he case, the Dreyfus affair was resus jitated, and the charge was made that jovernment officials shielded the worn in, so that the affair was more like a political campaign than a capital case. A French trial Is a strange sight to in American or Englishman, familiar with the English common law and tak ing its principles as a matter of Kurso. The English law says: "A man s Innocent until he is proven guilty. V rhe French law says: "A man is gull :y until he Is proven Innocent." And :hls is the distinction that has arous sd France to a storm of bitter protest. For years the law has stood unchal- enged and hundreds of supposed crlm- nals have been browbeaten by magls- rates playing the rolo of prosecutors ind sent, under it, to prison or to leath. The French people have been iroused to the need of a change. Now he conservative press of France la de manding that the law of decades be :hanged. The criminal code must un iend. French court procedure is tot erlng to a fall. Dramatic and, to our American nlnds, outrageous as were the scenes ittendlng the trial of Madame Stein lell, that which accompanied her ac lulttal was the most dra.niatlc and tensational. Few there are who are tcquainted with the career of this woman who do not believe her capable f the frightful crime of which she was charged the murder of her hus )and and that of her stepmother. Madame Stelnheil was a woman who mcceeded in numbering among her id mi re rs men high In social life and ?overnment circles. Even a former President of the republic was but a fly n tne wen sne spread ana sne was ilone with him when his heart failed ind he passed from life. It is believeil n some quarters that fear of a nation if 3 3 ) Sf , p I V , 'i ,W I ' ' " . J U : ; V zJ'- V. - '.' , fr. ii ;' -:- - ' . -. Kvl al scandal alone prevented the produc tion of proof that the President died of poison. Vile, cunning and unscrupulous as she was, her woman's charms affected not only the Jury which tried her, but swayed the emotions of the multitude so that when acquittal came there was such mad demonstrations of Joy as would have been denied the rescue of a national heroine from a dire fate. Tears, protestations, appeals, supplica tions, somber garments suggestive of crepe these and, more than all else, 'Mmer'Steuvheil. the pathetic simulation of an Innocent woman in distress, had their effect, and anything short of an acquittal would have meant a riot. To be sure, the prosecution did not produce absolute evidence of guilt, says the Utlca Globe, and no Jury could have convicted on the woman's vile record and the damning circum stances alone. An acquittal was com pelled, but that this meretricious fe male should have been crowned with the halo of popular approval is an out rage on decnt womanhood. Gambled with Company's Cash and with More Stolen Funds Pur chased Silence of Blackmailers. Speculation with other people's money a not uncommon phase of the modern mania for acquiring wealth has proved the undoing of another trusted official. The victim Is Charles L. Warriner, the local treasurer of the Ulg Four Railroad Company at Cin cinnati, who Is held in 20,000 bonds on the charge or stealing JG43.O00. The stealing had been going on for yenrs and might have continued with out detection were It not for his fail ure to pay blackmail any longer to a woman who possessed knowledge of his guilty procedure. In a spirit of revenge she informed on him to the railroad company and an Investigation was started. ' Warriner accompanied Vice Presi dent Carstenstn to New York, where he made a full confession of his crime In the general office of the Vanderbi'.t lines, after which, without being ar rested, he returned to Cincinnati, there later to be taken into custody and held In $20,000 bonds for the ac tion of the grand Jury, which later returned an indictment against him. The defalcation of Warriner created a sensation not only in Cincinnati, but throughout the country. His habits, it has been said, were correct. He did not drink, nor smoke, nor, we are as sured, associate with questionable per sons of the opposite sex. Yet, on his own admission, he was the victim of a woman blackmailer. He accounts for the disappearance of the vast sums he stole In four ways: Through speculation; through efforts' to recoup his losses; through blackmail levied upon him by a former employe, who claimed to know of his irregularities, and through blackmail levied upon him by a woman friend of that em ploye. Warrlper, according to his admis sion, began taking money from the company immediately after he became treasurer at Cincinnati, with which to speculate. When he lost, he appro prlated more money in an endeavor to recoup himself, and thus gradually sank deeDer into the mire. Then he paid other large sums to the black mailers with which to purchase their silence. While a Jarge part of the stolen money went to blackmailers and in speculation on the stock market, yet Warriner made a number of shrewd Investments. He purchased a chem leal factory in Kentucky, a pullley works in Ohio and land in various places. The sole object of his life seemed to be to pay back the money that was stolen. With that one idea in mind his speculations became more desperate as the deficit grew, and dur ing the last year he permitted nearly half of the entire sum of $643,000 to slip through his hands. The method which he adopted in stealing was to cover his defalcation in the Item, "cash In transit." At the NEW MEDICAL IDEA OF DEATH, 970MAN SWIMMER WHO BROKE WORLD'S RECORD. Mont Human Helnsa of 2B Ilav Con traded Dlaeaae That Will Kill. Few indeed are the men and women of full age say 25 who have not yet contracted the malady that will kill them, according to that distinguished scientist and physician. Dr. Felix Reg nault, says a writer in Current Litera ture. Normally, as contemporary in vestigators are beginning to find out, It takes twenty years for a fatal mala dy to kill a patient. It may take thir ty years. The popular Impression Is that a man may die suddenly or that be may only requqlre a year to die in, or six months. To be sure, a man may be killed or a child may die in a few months at the age of 1 year But, ordinarily speaking, all deaths are very Blow Indeed and about per cent of civilized adults are now strick en with a fatal disease. They do not know it They may not suffer from It In due time they will have their cases diagnosed as cancer or as tuber culosis or diabetes or what not. Dut so inveterate are current misconcep tions of the nature of death that the origin in the fatal malady In time will be miscalculated by from ten to thirty years. In the case of human beings, death barring accident is nearly always caused by some specific malady. This malady is as likely as not to be cured what is called "cured." The "cure," however, no matter how skillful the treatment or how slight tho disease, bas left a weakness behind it in some particular organ of the body. One of the organs is, if not prematurely worn out, at least bo worn that its re sisting powers are greatly diminished. All of us in this way when we have reached a certain age possess an or gan that Is much older than the rest of the physique. Even if we live to be very old indeed, we shall not die of ' "old age," but of weakness of the lungs or of the kidneys or of the liver or of the brain. vt vw (MMKW Miss Fletcher of Leicester, accord- tig to the London Sketch, "holds the English women's swimming champlon- ihlp. At Manchester she reduced the world's record for 100 yards from I nlnute H seconds to 1 minute 12 Vi oconds." N international racing contest of universal interest was the one hundred and thirty first English Derby. Great Britain pinned its faith to Minoru, the horse of King Ed ward. Trance was represented by Louvlers, ridden by the noted French Jockey, Stern. America stood confidently by Sir Martin, the best 2-year-old of the American turf last year, ridden by tho American Jockey, Martin. Great Britain finished first by a nose. France was second. America fell at the historic Tattenham Corner. When Sir Martin was thrown America lost a chance to show Great Britain that she could beat her at her own game of breeding and developing race horses. In cidentally, when Sir Martin fell, probable winnings to the amount of $3,000,000 went glimmering. Several leading American owners shipped horses at the close of th-j season, with the idea of having them thoroughly acclimated by the time the racing of the year began. The Britishers simply said: "Oh, another American Invasion, don't you know!" and ostensibly took no further notice of the coming of the American horses. It was soon evident, however, that they had a wholesome respect for American horses, for as the handicaps were announced It was aeeu that the Weights assigned to them were so heavy that the sporting writ ers of the United States felt Justified in pointing out that it looked as If the Britishers were trying to keep the American invaders from starting. There was great curiosity to see Sir Martin on the part of the public. The race was at a mile. Sir Martin carried 130 pounds, a formidable weight for a 3-year-old, and was conceding as much as thirty-eight pounds to some of his opponents. "Skeets" Martin, the noted American Jockey, was up. The bookmakers gave odds of 7 to 1. There was a loyal American delegation on hand and they backed the American horse patriotically. The Britons had plenty of chance to see him run, es pecially at the finish, for he came home with lots of daylight between him and his field, galloping easily in the fast time of 1:38 3-5. A length and a half back was a 4-year-old to whom he was giving twenty-nine pounds. Sir Martin came back to the paddock in no wise dis tressed, and stood the mobbing to which he was sub jected by a great crowd with superb disdain. Immediately Sir Martin's odds in Ihe Derby were cut squarely in two. Before the race they were 10 to 1; after the race 5 to 1 was the best the bookmakers would give. All at once Britain buzzed like a beehive over Sir Martin and his Derby chances. Though the list of prob able starters In the Derby numbered twenty, the convic tion suddenly became all-pervading that the great race lay between Sir Martin and King Edward's Minoru, the favorite at 5 to 2. To appreciate what the prospect of an American horse winning the Derby means to a Briton it Is only neces sary to take a glance at the race as a national instltu tlon. For the Derby is a national institution. Its his tory for more than a century has been no small part of the history of England. A Matter of Pronunciation. A conductor and a brakeman on a Montana railroad differ as to the prop er pronunciation of the name Eurelia. Passengers are often startled upon ar rival at this station to hear the con ductor yell: "You're a liar! You're a liar!" And then from the brakeman at the other end of the car: "You really are! You really are!" Everybody's Magazine. Italy levies a Kraduated income tax uuw. a. Huiit. us well as a direct tax on land and It was one of the freshman clas bouses. Small incomes are exempt who, meeting the Janitor of the build- Srom taxation. The minister of ing in which he had rooms, indulged Inance estimates that the income tax In a callow Joke. "Pretty near winter, :or this year will amount to about William." he said. Jovially. "The trees 49,600,000. while the land tax will are getting nearly as black as you." rlng in $3G,000,000. "Dat's true, sah," and William sur- The patent office is some $7,000,000 ihead on revenue from patents, nearly 11,000,000 last year alone. Consider ing the Rietiauruless. multiplied mil lions of blessings and dollars from in ventions, and considering the silent tragedy and despair of poor inventors, this seems like seething the lamb in its own mother's milk. veyed the elms thoughtfully, as one wins them for the first time. "Na ture's wonderful, sah, no mistake. Come spring, de trtea'll be almost at gieta as you, sah." Last year about thirty thousand per ions visited the birthplace of Shakes peare. Smoking was a penal offense at one lime in Turkey. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. Once a candidate, generally a can didate. If you have a lot of poetry notions, get rid of them. The trouble Is all of us have such a lot of fool habits. Every man believes his buslaess is the most monotonous. Show less indignation behind the backs of people, and be bolder to their faces. There Is one fortunate thing about mistakes; many of. them are easily corrected. It is bard to tell which is the more worthless business, prospecting, or working on inventions. Of course women are not mercen ary, but gambling seems a greater Bin to them when you lose. Fat men are lazy, but you can't help admitting that there Is some thing likable about them. If people were as afraid of hurting their stomachs as they are of catch- I Ing cold, they would live longer. You can account for very few mar riages. If you want to take a prize for un popularity, act superior. Every time any big bill is presentod to you. It looks like robbery. if a woman can get her first man, she needn't worry about her second, or third. A man and woman going 6a a wed ding trip try hard not to look happy, and on their return try just as hard to look happy. There Is plenty of cooking as good as "mother's," but very few appetites llko a boy's. When you bear a smart saying by a child, it is a sign the child has a smart mother, and that she made It up When a mother shows her baby's picture she always says: "The baby moved, or the picture would have been better." Two brakemen were arguing to-day, and one of them said to the other: "I don't believe that Produce your Eskimos." end of each month there are consider able sums of money on their way to the treasurer at Cincinnati from the station agents and others. It was by Including In this item the money which he had In fact stolen that War riner was enabled to conceal hla de falcation. With modern antiseptics in surgery 6 per cent of amputations result fa tally. An inch of rain Is rain falling at the rate of about 100 tons to the acre. There are thirty-nine miles of books on the shelves of the British museum. In a month a caterpillar eats food weighing 6,000 times its weight. At an elevation of 2.000 feet the at mosphere is free from microbes. A Hungarian washing machine makos use of electrified water. Canada produces nearly one-half the world's supply of maple sugar, about 18,000,01)0 pounda annually. If the Congress of' the United Stntos should, by any chance, pass a bill that hns been lying before It for action for fifty years, and if the Supreme Cot.rt of the United States should declare such action by Congress to be legal and constitutional, there would te two States on the Pacific const within an area where there is now but one. Tliere would be consequent great re joicing In the southern portion of that. Stnte and, proportionate chagrin in the northern portion. 'The area Is Call- U ttH (i ft V IS the actfon of the equalizers been taken before things began to hapien. There was an Immediate protest. An organ ization of business men was formed and before a meeting of that organiza tion, former State Senator Uolxrt N. Bulla advocated In a sieech the crea tion of a new State to be known as Southern California, lie was greeted with cheers. Other prominent south ern Californians, Including K. W. Hop kins, assessor of Los Angeles county, rallied to Bulla's standard, and for several weeks there have leen numer ous organization gatherings and mass meetings of taxpayers at which State division 'has been warmly advocated and ways and means discussed. To put the agitation on a delinks basis, a committee of ten was appoint ed to take the proper steps for calling a convention to take the lnatter prop erly before Congress. The principal arguments set forth have been based on the conflict of Interest between the north and south, alleged unfair ex- f penditure of taxes and partiality in distributing State Improvements. Can Congress or can't Congress? That la the question over which the south is struggling right now. question centers around that bill that has been before Congress since 1859. fornla, a strip of land on the Pacific ocean, 200 miles wide, covering about 156,000 square miles. The existence of that division bill now lying before Congress, until rec ently all but forgotten, has been made a subject of heated discussion from one end of the State to the other, as a result of the eighth outbreak in the history of California, of bad feeling between the north and the south. Just what Is at the bottom of the un brotherly feeling that has, for half a century, existed between the peoples north and south of "The Techachapl" has never been well defined. In the eight instances in State history there has always been some specific condi tion or event that has brought the 111 feeling to a head. Whether It Is di versity of interests and Industry, the location of the capital, sectional Jeal ousy, a combination of all, or some thing entirely different, the fact re mains that the feeling exists and so far as the south is concerned, Is at'the boiling point right now. The State Board of Equalization started the trouble only a few weeks ago, a Los Angeles correspondent says, by raising assessed valuation in south era California cities notably Los An geles Increases amounting in some instances to 100 per cent. Hardly had NT J f JiSu.'V HOW TIIEY WOULD DIVIDE CALIFOKMA. The bill proposes to divide California along the northern line of San Luis Obispo, Kern and San Bernardino counties about the line of the present proposal. This bill was passed by the legisla ture, voted for by more than two-tihlrds of the voters of the State, signed by Governor Milton S. Latham and pre sented to Congress. At that time the Civil War was threatening and the bill was sidetracked as its passage was thought to mean the addition of an other southern State. Bulla and his followers declare that all that is necessary is action by Con gress."' He Is opposed In his views by former Governor Henry T. Gage, who declares that State division can not be accomplished without an amendment to the national constitution. BEATS THE WEST. Horae Thieve In New Vork Steal Hundred of Animal Yearly. . For the last few weeks New York detectives have been rounding up a gang of organized horse thieves who, according to the authorities, have been working in that city on a scale un known even In the days of "horse lifting" in the west. It is estimated that as many as 800 horses, worth $300 each, have been stolen In and around New York within the last year. The horae thieves In the city ope rate either as "rig-hoppers" or "stable breakers." The "rig-hoppers" are those who Jump on vehicles left by drivers before the door3 of business houses and drive off. These men usu ally work In pairs, one man, who doe3 the head work, selecting both the horses to be driven off and the time to do It. His associate is generally a tool, with more( daring than brains, but with cleverness enough to dress the part of the driver whose team ho is about to take. Detectives say that a thief never takes a horse worth less than $300. The horse thief, after seizing a team, usually drives about -20 blocks before daring to unhltah the team. He is pretty sure by this time to have eluded the rightful driver, and the police, for the time being. From the start the horse-stealing business must be conducted, to be safe and successful, with the help of confed erates at every stage. As soon as the team is unharnessed it is taken di rectly to the stable of a confederate a stable ostensibly kept for hiring and boarding horses, but in reality for receiving stolen horses. Then they are shipped to confederates In other cities. Only a few weeks ago two detec tives captured a car loaded with stolen horses consigned to a confederate, after the train had actually started. WORDS OF GREAT MEN. Nobody does anything well that they cannot help doing; work is only well done when it is done with, a will. Ruskln. It is not possible to Becuro distant or permanent happiness but by the forbearance of some immediate grati fication. Johnson. WITH HIS FOOT IN A FROG SWITCHMAN AWAITS DEATH -'-' W. R. Skinner, 35 years old, a rail road switchman, stood with his foot caught in a guard rail and fought vainly to free himself until a train crushed him to death in Franklin Park, a Chicago suburb. Skinner threw his lantern In the air the death signal of all switchmen but it was not seen by the engineer and fireman of the train which bore down upon him around the curve at that point He was switching cars at the curve when his foot became caught. H wrenched and struggled desperately, and his shouts for help were lost la tho roar of the approaching train. Just as he was thrown down by the train he tossed his lantern high in the air. His rocket signal was seen by the oth er members of the crew, and. the train, stopped. His body was found beneath the train. USING OLD NEWSPAFERS. Crushed newspapers are splendid t clean lamp chimneys. Wet In water they clean out the stove oven splendidly. They can even bj used for an iron holder In an emergency. Irons not much soiled can be rubbed on old newspapers and thus made fit for use. To wipe up spilled water or grease from the floor they save the wringing out of a cloth.