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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL., SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27. 1900
rrnnrr i ctitp tattitii BV FRANK P. MAC LEKNAX. VOLUME XXVII -No. 258 TFHMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily eGition, delivered ov carrier. 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or fuburbs, or at the sime prica In any Kan Fan town where the paper has a carrier svstem. 3y mail, one vear - $3.0 l.y mail, three' months.- 90 Weekly edition, one year . -5a PERMANENT HOME. Toneka State Journal building. 800 and 802 Kansas avenue, corner ot Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, ilgT. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Bldg. 'A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. IXtNDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. TSnsinep Office Bell 'PhOT 11 Keporters Room Bell 'Phono 677 Ir less than two weeks the country vill be reading stories of how It Jiap pened. ; ' " If the election, could be left to a vote of parties, Mr. Bryan would have a. safe plurality. Chicago Record: Think of the nerve of the campaign prophets in presuming to tell what Kansas will do! The campaign appears to be drifting Into an interchange of abusive epithets aXter all, in some localities. The weather we are having while the coal strike continues, is a case of tempering the wind to the shorn lamb. And the president of Argentina re marked to the president of Brazil that it was a long time between hugs. Having discovered that they can ex pect on help from Europe, the Boers ap pear to have started in to help them selves. John Sherman took no chances on a contest of his will after his death. He wrote it himself and he was a good law yer. Ex-Gov. W. O. Bradley and Col. Ben nett H. Young of Kentucky have just indulged in a public interment of the hatchet. It is announced that Gen. Joe Wheeler has at last consented to say a few words in- behalf of a friend who is run ning for congress. People who are disposed to bet on the Kentucky election, will do well to re member that the Goebel law Is still in full force and vigor. Washington Post: The man who reads his party newspaper exclusively and bets his money accordingly is usually short at the end of the campaign. The man with a few hundred dollars can not have fun with the owner of 15 cents much longer, by offering to bet on the election at all sorts of odds. If the assertions of partisans on both Fides are to be believed, the Republicans will buy the vote of Kentucky and then the Democrats will steal it away from them. Perhaps in the future, women of the Mrs. Hart stripe will place their accum ulations of w ealth beyond the reach of bank officials who have been robbed be fore it is too late. If Mr. Cleveland views the campaign as distressing under existing conditions, what would he call it if he were com pelled to take the place of Col. Bryan or Gov. Roosevelt? The Turkish consul at New Tork city has asked permission from his govern ment to do newspaper work. If he gets it, perhaps he will tell why the fcultan doesn't pay that bill. The Philadelphia Inquirer remarks that "once the Democratic party had the welfare of the country at heart." This is worthy of note, because It is the first time that an opposition organ ever made such an admission. Perhaps the Inquirer will be more specific and tell us when it was. As a reason for believing that Mc Kinley will win, an eastern paper says that "no war party was ever defeated in time of war." No information is giv en as to what war is referred to. With whom are we at war? Not China, nor the Filipinos. That question wu settled long ago. THJEE ARE OTHER FAKIRS. There has been a great deal said about Kansas being the home of the news paper fake, and eastern papers have printed a great many things emanating from Kansas that would make Ananias hang his head, but there are other "fake factories" besides those operated in Kansas. In the New Tork World of October 24, under a scare head, appeared, the fol lowing: Special to The World. 1 Central Village. Conn., Oct. 23. In the rural district of Waterford a couule. who may be called Miss Green and Mr, Grun diety. arrived at a clergyman's house and asked to be married. The ceremony pro ceeded to the question, "Do you take this woman for better or for worse," etc.? when the rroum replied. "No, I have taken a sudden dislike to her." After this answer the parties were re quested to reiire for an expianatlon. Friends' persuasion finally caused an DCTwncnt for a continuance of the cere nory. When the question was put to the bride-elect, however, she pertlv replied. "No, I have just feit a decided hatred fjr him." and ail retired. A week went by and thev appeared again before the same clergyman. His answer was brief but pointed7 "No, I can not marry you. I have taken a violent disgust to both of you ' Exeunt all. Those who attended the perfofmance of Richard and Pringles minstrels in Topeka last month may recognize the purported news item printed in the World. It is a reproduction, almost word for ward, of one of the brief mono logues of Harry Fiddler, one of the end men of the minstrels. It is not probable that in a Connecticut fcamlet this negro minstrel Joke should become a reality. The Kansas fakirs will please take a katk seat. END OF THE CAMPAIGN. One week more of -claiming everything in sight; another week of figuring up returns and making deductions; then a day or two to explain "how it happen ed" and the election of 1900 will be a memory. To the crowd which finds It necessary to explain "how It happened" the result will not be a cheerful remem brance, but one side must lose, so ex planations axe necessary. After these have been offered to a. long-suffering public, the political headquarters will close and the business of the world will not be interrupted by state ante-election excitement for two years. The politicians and the people are very glad the end is so near. Cp and down the railroads and wagon roads of Kan sas today there are traveling more than 200 men whose voices resemble the sounds of a wagon crossing & low wooden bridge and the sleep of their wives is interrupted by hoarse mutter ings about the "paramount issue;" the "opposition is wrong;" "we've got 'em licked," and other forceful expressions comomn to a campaign. Fortunately for the wives of the politicians the men who are "saving the country'.' get home only once in a while so thee is a chance for rest occasionally, but the wife of the Kansas politician sees less of her husband than a doctor's wife sees of her spouse. Seriously, however, the near approach of the election is a source of relief to the people. Governor Stanley once said there should be fewer elections in Kan sas and he was right. The elections in the fall and in the spring keep the peo ple going all the time and leave many a vacant chair by the family fireside the year around. WHY BIG CITIES GROW. The census so far as it has been re turned shows that the cities have been grow ing at a much more rapid rate than the small towns. This growth is of a much greater pet cent, than shown by any previous census. There are several causes for this, one of them being the natural tendency of the people to flock to the cities, where they think they stand a much better chance of becoming rich than in the small towns. Another reason, and one that operates strongly in the case of cities Is the fact that the railroads dis criminate in their rates in favor of the larger cities. There Is no other reason that can be given that will explain why Kansas City exceeds Topeka in the rate of increase in population. No man who has ever lived in a clean, sweet smelling city would take up his residence in a vile smelling, dirty, hilly city like that at the mouth of the Kaw unless he had to do so to earn a living. If there was no railroad discrimination it would be as easy to make money in cities the size of Topeka, Atchison, Em poria and Salina a3 it is In Kansas City. No one who has lived in one of the above mentioned cities -would leave them to take up a residence in Kansas City if he could make as much money In the smaller city. Their schools are better, they have better society, they have no saloons, they are not filled with cut-throats and gamblers, they have more fresh air, the atmosphere is not permeated with the odor of dead hogs and frying grease, their police do not control the elections, they have better churches, and it is not necessary to be rich in order to get a pew in one of them. The people who leave these towns and go to the city of ward heelers would gladly return to respectable communi ties if they could make enough money to live upon. And they would be able to do this if the railroads would give these cities the same rates that they do Kansas City. As soon as this can. be done cities will spring up in the state of Kansas that will rival the city at the Kaw's mouth. And they will be clean cities, where a family can be reared without fear. KEEPING ENGAGEMENTS. One virtue that is more honored in the breach than the observance, is the mat ter of keeping engagements and keeping them promptly. Such remissness is both a business and social evil. It seems hardly necessary to plead for punctuality in business engagements,but thousands of dollars are wasted annual ly in the salaried minutes that busy men are kept waiting. Modern business methods have practically, if not actual ly, introduced a. new computation table into commercial arithmetic, in which a certain number of minutes equal so many dollars or pounds sterling. That time is money, is no longer necessary to be demonstrated. On its social side the evil of tardiness presents a diversity of annoying phases. Modern society, in its degenerate mo ments, has given the custom of arriv ing late vogue and the stamp of fash ion, but it has never gained the fuU approval of the most cultured. It is the parvenu, rather that delights in creat ing a buzz of excitement by breaking In when every eye shall see, simply because there is no escaping. Ever since the new Auditorium was opened, Topeka has been more than ever annoyed by people who are remiss in keeping their engagements in public. For when an audience of several hun dred people assemble it is just a3 much a matter of keeping engagements on a large scale, as if it were but a private entertainment of thirty or forty guests. There have been so many grievances and so many annoyances, both in the Auditorium, in churches and places of public amusement, of late, that it is most refreshing to have one of them make a stand upon the point of educat ing the people to keep their public en gagements as assiduously as those of private life, by curtailing the privileges of the late comera While the spirit of reform is active, by compulsion, if the lesson only makes enough of an impres sion, and, by the force of example can carry the observance of punctuality into other public places, a long-suffering peo ple will be profoundly grateful. In four years the price of corned beef has advanced from $1.15 a can to SI. 55 a can. The beef market is controlled by a beef trust capitalized for $100,000,000 and making yearly dividends of $7,000,000. SCARLET HALF A HUNDRED. (Marshall's Band-1 From ye olden Boston common. To the sunny Golden Gate, On the avenues historic Of the capital of state, The music grand, triumphant. Has told to hosts unoombsred, There's not a band in all the land Like The Scarlet Half a Hundred. They've played the strains of Dixie In the northern mountain land, And the songs of Sherman's army Where the Gray once made a stand. Their music kndws no section, And can it e'er be wondered What placed the name on the scroll of fame Of The Scarlet Half a Hundred. -PHIL. EASTMAN. END OF. THE COAL STRIKE. The end of th vast coal strike in Pennsylvania seems to be at hand, and citizens generally, regardless of politics, are pleased with the. solution of this great labor problem. There seems to have been little doubt that the miners were not receiving as much in wages and powder at as low rates as they were justly entitled to. There is every reason to believe that the terms agreed upon by the mine oper ators will prove satisfactory to the miners, and that the great wheels of commerce in the anthracite coal region "will again revolve, bringing renewed in dustry and contentment. Empty coal cars are being placed at the mines and it is expected that upon Monday the work of filling them up will begin. The terms offered by the operators differ in, different sections of the mining region, depending of course upon the nearness of the coal to the surface. The offer made and accepted gives a general average increase of 2V2 per cent, in wages and a reduction in the charge for gunpowder of $1.25 per keg. As an ex ample, on the standard diamond car, where the present price is 954 cents, the new price would be 98 cents, and the miner would get his powder for $1.50 or $1.25 less than he is now paying. The conduct of the miners throughout this strike has been so exemplary and their methods so free from rowdyism that they have won the admiration and fespect of the business as well as the labor world. Both the miners and the operators are to be congratulated on the happy termi nation of what promised to be at one time a bitter conflict involving loss of lives and much property. ANOTHER STUMBLING BLOCK. One thing after another seems to come in the way of the enforcement of the prohibitory law. If the public prosecu tors are willing to do their duty then the laws are defective. If the laws happen to be all right then the prosecutor are busy on other cases. To the lawyer the technicalities that frustrate the enforcement of the laws may be easily understood but the peo ple can not understand why the prohibi tory law w hich has been placed upon the statute books by the legislature can not be enforced. The latest stumbling block in the way of the enforcement of the law is the de cision of the court of appeals declaring that the Topeka ordinance is unconsti tutional. The decision is that the fix tures of a Joint can not be seized an.l that the offenders can not be Imprison ed by order of the police judge. There is a law against counterfeiting. A coun terfeiter's fixtures may be seized and de stroyed and he may be placed in jail. Why not so with the offenders against the prohibitory law? GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Every boy has it in for a rat, a spider, and a hawk. It took an Atchison woman an hour today to buy three yards of "baby rib boa." You no doubt often say you hate conventionalities. Tou don't: you wor ship them. "Sometimes," we heard a man say to day, "a man gets badly left." Nearly al ways. A foolish woman never appears to worse advantage than she does in a dry goods store. Most people receive so few telegrams, that when they receive one, they expect to hear of a death. Every mother of a spoilt child, say3 proudly, as she "fixes" its clothes, "It's a wonder it isn't spoilt." A lot of silly people insist on killing every good movement by overloading it with well meant but faulty support. The minute a girl is given an engage ment ring, she begins trotting to the dry goods Btores to look at lingerie. "I believe," said a man yesterday, "that offices ought to .be auctioned off: they go to the highest bidder anyway." A man who has been to a spiritualist meeting, Is an unreliable in his state ments as a man who has been hunting. Atchison is full of men who cannot understand why there are so many fools who are not going to vote as they vote. An Atchison married woman borrow ed seven dollars seven years ago, and hasn't been able to scrape it together yet. r A woman who lives In a rented house, sent for the agent this morning, and in quired, "What are you going to do about the rats? They are becoming very bad." Every four years during an Atchison man's long married life he has been ex plaining how a president is elected to his wife, but she does not understand it, and never will. A man who lately spent $5 on a slot machine, and received nothing in return, kicked the machine to pieces, and took his money back. The owner of the p'ace made no complaint: he knew the man had a kick coming. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. A ship having two owners must be a partnership. Many a man stumbles over imaginary things in his path. A smile is cooler In summer and warmer in winter than a frown. The average politician is as tough as India rubber and his conscience is more elastic. It's really surprising how much hap piness cr misery lies in. the circle of a wedding ring. There are times when nothing speaks so eloquently as silence. The longer a man stands still the more he doesn't want to move. A woman may have a poor memory, but she never forgets a compliment. By the time the first baby Is a year old it has a toy bank full of money. Slow living and high thinking will make better men than high living and slow, thinking. A goodly portion ot what the world calls good luck is composed of nlnety r.ine parts of ambition and one part of talent. A story first heard at a mother's knee is seldom forgotten and the same may be said of other things received at a mother's knee which will readily recur to the reader. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Experience is the best teacher, and the most expensive. No man is so absent-minded that he wants t pay a bill twice. Like lightning, the successful borrower never strikes twice in the same place. Blobbs "H says he would rather fight than eat." Slobbs "I guess he must be a pugilist." Blobbs "Maybe he's a dyspeptic" "Do you believe In heredity?" asked the Serious man. "Well, I've known old clothes to descend from father to son," replied the Cheerful Idiot. Wigg "They say that for a Chicago man he has remarkably quiet tastes." Wagg "Quiet tastes! I guess you've never overheard him eating." Tommy "Pop, what's an optimist?" Tommy's Pop "An optimist, my son, is a msjv who could lose both leg3 and have no kick coming." Hoax "What makes you thing he's a Republican? Why, he has even named his dog Bryan." Joax "That's what makes me think he's a Republican, I've seen the dog." Toungpop "Why so downcast?" Newlywed "My wife threatens to go home to her mother." Toungpop "Humph! That's noting. My wife threatens to bring her mother on to us." Muggins "Henpeckke says he isn't going to buy any coal until it comes down." Buggins "Well, his wife usu ally manages to make it so hot for him that I shouldn't think he would need any." "Now," said the kindergarten teacher, wishing to illustrate the five senses, "what are our noses for?" "Please, Ba'ab. dey bust be to catch cold id," sniffled the small boy at the foot of the class. The nervous man. threw down his paper irritably. "There's that girl next door practicing on the piano again," he ex claimed. "Tou must remember that practice makes perfect" remarked his wife. "Tes; a perfect nuisance," growled the nervous man. HOW TO BECOME A GOLFER. From Life. A good golfer ia not only born, but manufactured, and you should begin as soon after you are born as possible. If a man has a natural aptitude for languages, does not belong to any church, is willing to give up his busi ness, his family and his friends, can swear in all the octaves and has seen me play there is no reason why he should not be able to write articles about golf for any magazine in a few years. To begin with, you should learn how to swing. Before you have learned to swing do not try to hit the ball. Tou will probably not be able to afterward, but that is another story. Secure one of my drivers the most expensive one is the best and carry it around with you wherever you go. While you are about it you may as well get a complete set of my clubs. Put them in a bag and never part from them. They will give you a distinguished appearance. When on a car or ferry boat or the street the mak er's name should always be on the out side. After you have practiced sufficiently with the driver and know, beyond all doubt, that you will never be able to hit a ball with it more than once in three times, then take up the other clubs. It is better not to learn all their names at once, but one at a time. In this way you will be able to fit a set of swear words to each club as you go along. No matter what kind of a shot you are playing whether your ball is at the bot tom of a duck pond or lodged in a tall tree always fix your mind on some spot where you are wiling to bet a thousand to one your ball will not go and then do your best not to put it there. Do not pinch your ball when you are making an approach shot- Tar and feather it, or, better still, if there is no other player near to see, and your cad die is hunting for mushrooms, take the shot over again. Putting is one of the most important parts of golf. Tou can lose more strokes on the putting green if you try hard not to than anywhere else. Always stay on the putting green as long as possible af ter you have holed out- Talk it over and explain how near you came to the colonel if you had not made such a blankety-blank idiot of yourself. The other players back of you, who have been waiting, will appreciate this. It helps them to keep an even temper, which is necessary to a good golfer. Never try to put a twist on your ball with your club. Try to twist the club, and if that does not work hang it on the ground, knock it up against a tree or hammer it across your shins. Remember that it always costs more to replace a club than it does a ball, and one of the reasons for playing golf at all is to see how much money you can spend in a given time. Never be discouraged ' because you happen to start out well. Sometimes a man can keep it up for three or four holes more. Above all things do not lose sight of the fact that golf is the most important influence of your life. When you are not playing talk about it. Tou will be sur prised how, in a short time, everything else will assume its relative value and golf will be to you in its true light the only real thing in the world worth living for. . It Happened in a Iru Store. "One day last winter a lady came to my drug store and asked for a brand of cough medicine that I did not have in stock," says Mr. C. R. Grandln, the popular drug gist of Ontario. N. Y. "She was disap pointed and wanted to know what cough preparation I could recommend. I said to her that I could freelv recommend Chamberlain's Coutrh Remedy, and that she could take a bottle of the remedy and after giving it a fair trial if she did not find it worth the money to bring back the bottle and I would refund the price paid. In the course of a day or two the lady came back in company with a friend in need of a cough medicine and advised her to buy a bottle of Chamberlain's Couh Remedy. I consider that a very go d recommef.d-iti n for the remedy." It is for sale by all druggists. BOOK yOTES. "Between Boer and Briton, br Edward Stratmever. Cloth emblematic cover. Il lustrated" by A. Burnham Shute. Pub lished by Iee & Shepard, Boston. This oupbt to be the juvenile of the year, although it will, of course, be hard to come up to the OJd Glory" books. It enters an entirely new field, and one on which the eyes of the world are centered. It relates the experiences of two boys, cousins to each other, one American and the other English whose fathers are en gaged in the Transvaai, one in farming" and the other in mining: operations. The scene opens in Texas on a cattle ranch, from whence it is transferred to South Africa,, where the cousins meet. "While the two boys are off on a. hunting trip af ter big game the war between the Boers and Britons suddenly breaks out and while endeavoring to rejoin their parents the boys find themselves placed between hostile armies, and their thrilling experi ences are brought out in Mr. Stra temey ers best style. (Through Kellam Book & Stationery Co.) The popularity of the clever 'Frenchman, "Monsieur Beaucaire," has exhausted thd supply of copies of the book, McClure, Phillips & Co., the publishers are now printing another edition of ten thousand, and the work will again be on sale in a few days. Fvlchard Mansfield Is preparing to present "Beaucaire" on the stage, fol lowing the production of his Henry the Fifth. The work of dramatization has been done largely by Mr. Tarkington., the author. It is not generally known that Mr, Tarkington gets his name, Booth, through relationship to the famous fam ily of actors. This fact may explain the dramatic instincts that Mr. Tarkineton possesses in so high a degree and which are so cleverly exhibited in his romance of the French prince who masquerades as a commoner. xTodd. Mead Co., announce a work on The Chinese Problem," by Chester Hol corabe. author of "The Real Chinaman." Mr. Holeombe was connected with the "United States Legation at Pekin. China, as interpreter and secretary and in other capacities, from 3S71 to and since that time he has been concerned with extensive commercial and financial questions in that country. In his new book he deals with the peculiar character and condition of the Chinese which have produced the pres ent uprising. "Rival Boy Sportsman," the third and concluding volume of "Deer Ixdge Ser ies," by W. Gordon Parker. Cloth. Pro fusely illustrated with pen and ink draw ings by the author. Mr. Parker's previous books, "Six Toung Hunters," and "Grant Burton," have attracted much attention from their spirited treatment of out-dor life, whole some tone, and fine illustrations. Tn this story Grant Burton, hero of the previous Volume, returns to school vastly improved by his experiences. Through his leader ship another club of enthusiastic young sportsmen is formed, not hostile to the first, but in friendly rivalry, in pursuance of which they engage in a series- of con tests, including a hunting match, a fishing match, boat race, etc. An excellent idea of amateur sports is given In a way that could be done ftnly by one thoroughly conversant with them. This third volume is a fitting climax both In subject matter and illustrations. Sixty-two pen-and-ink s full page in part are scattered, through the book. Price SI. 25.) "Spanish Highways and Byways" is the title of a book by Katharine Lee Bates, which the Macmillan company have on the press for early publication. Miss Bates went to Spain soon after the end of the war, and wandered throueh the land with her eyes open for the mere out-of-the-way and characteristic scenes of country life. Her summer was spent in rough picturesque travel through the Basque Provinces, Old Castile, Asturias and Galicia, and her book has an account of the mediaeval celebration of the feast of Santiago which is of unusual intere-t. The illustrations are of many quaint country people and their customs, fiestas, carnivals and beautiful examples of archi tecture. "Through the Tear "With Birds and Poets edited by Sarah Williams, wrh in troduction bv Bradford Torrev. Coth. Richly bound. Gilt top. Illustrated. Pub, lished by Ln?e & Shepard, Knston. This anthology by Mtes Williams forms a splendid collection of the best Ameri can poems relating to birds, classified ac cording to the seasons of the year, and subdivided by months, each division hav ing an illustrated title page showing some of the birds appropriate to the time of the years indicated. Twelve fine half tones of the best known birds, one for each month, add richness and value to the work. More than fifty birds are here celebrated in song, not a large number of course, but it includes many with which the read ing community in general has little or no acquaintance. Most of our best known American authors are represented in these poems of bird life. The book will thus appeal equally to lovers of birds and lov ers of the best works of our great poets, since 99 of our poets are represented and 242 poems or extracts of poems given, the whole making a book of 350 page?. (Through Kellam Book & Stationery Co.) Mr. Clifton Johnson's new volume Alnng French Byways." is a book of Ftrolling, a book of nature, a book of humble peas ants life, intermingled with the chance ex periences of the narrator. It has little to do with large towns, but much with rural villages, farm firesides, the fields and the country lanes. The attractiveness of the book is greatly enhanced by the illustra tions, which include an unusually large number of very beautiful full-page half tones and many drawings in the text. The Macmillan company will issue this book in a uniform style in a box with "Among English Hedgerows." "Randy's Summer," a story for girls, by Amy Brooks, illustrated by the author. Published by Lee &Shepard," Boston. It is refreshing to turn from juvenile war books and startling stories with sen sational plots to a pleasing, wholesome tale of genuine girl-life, especially if the book be an exceptionally pretty "one. as "Randy's Summer" certainly Is. Miss Amy Brooks, the author, has illustrated books for others, and gives ten speci mens Of her very best work to beautify her own book, which, we are happy to say, is good enough to deserve It. "Ran dy," the heroine, is a pretty country girl of fourteen, and "Prue," her dear little mischief-making sister, who occupies al most as prominent place in the story as Randy herself, is much younger. The story of their summer !s one of plain, wholesome life, with sufficient incident to sustain the interest, and drollery enough to -amuse. A young lady from "the city, who is, however, vastly more worthy ard useful than the typical "summer girl," is a -very prominent character, and by her skilful efforts, brings better enjoyment to the community than they have ever known, thus showing what those fortun- 'ouritain Are time savers lor a busy man. 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PUBLISHERS. erely situated may do If they chaase. 9 well aa furnishing much of the movement of. the story. Price $1.00. (Through Kel la.m Book & Stationery Co.) Florida Water Turkeys. From the Chicago Tribune. Comparatively few aquatic birds, ex cept those which are migratory, are re markable for power lof liight. Indeed, they are apt to be deficient in that re spect. . On the other hand, birds that are strong: of wing, such as the lark or hawk, seldom go near the water, except to drink. There are, however, a few winged creatures that possess both traits to a remarkable degree; and a group of them, secured by rrank M. Chapman with great difficulty in Florida, consti tutes one of the new acquisitions of the American Museum of Natural History, in West Fevf nty-seventh street. The group includes two full grown speci mens and our or five nestlings. These are shown, with a nest, in a glass case like that in which Mr. Chapman ex hibited a number of pelicans last year. This ornithological novelty is various ly known as the water turkey, the snake bird, the darter and Plotus Anhinga. In size, general coloring and the roeessi.m of a broad tail it strikingly resembles the farmyard turkey, though possibly it is a trille smaller. Its neck is much longer and more slender, too. This part of the creature is curved very much after the fashion of a swan's neck, end is strongly suggestive of a snake when its body i immersed In the water. The web foot, compact under plumage and fondness for diving ally it closely to the loon. The water turkey will often swim 'for long distances with every part of its body submerged except a small por tion of its bill. Thus it posseses all the marked characteristics of a typical aquatic bird. Yet it will perch on the branch of a tree. Just as a hawk does, and, what is even more singular, it will poise itself in the upper air, like an eaete. maintaining its position apparently without a flutter of its powerful pin ions. The swiftness with which It attacks its prey accounts for the name darter, and for the retention of what it once captures it Is pecuHarily qualified by fine serrations near the end of Its slen der bill. The latter is also employed, it is believed, to peck out the eyes of feath ered assailants. Herons have been known to serve an eagle in this manner when the bird of freedom waa too aggressive. Still, it is only during the brooding season that the heron and water turkey develop such savage dispo sitions. Another Illustration of the doubla character of this queer bird is its nest, which shows & comparative high order of architectural skill, whereas aquatic birds usualy have only the most rudi mentary of nests. The genus Plotus Is found only in warm countries. There are two; or three species found in the old world. The An hinga is the only American species, and its habitat is the vicinity of the Oulf of Mexico and South America. Even in these regions it is not any too abundant. To capture the specimens which have been mounted for the Natural History museum. Mr. Chapman was obliged to push his way up the St. John's far above navigation. The ornithological branch of the zoo logical department of the museum has of late given attention to the t.irds to bo found wKhin fifty miles of New York city. Popular education on this point was appreciably promoted last year by the arrangement and display of speci mens, with special reference to the months and seasons. The work ia now t being extended In order to illustrate th nesting habits of these same birds. The nests of between fifty and a hundred species will be shown. These vary greatly in size, material, textile skill and contents, and constitute a particularly popular and fascinating study. Th lo cation of the nest, whether upon the ground, in a sand bank or In a tree, is also to be indicated. The value and in telligibility of the exhibit will be en hanced by accompanying photographs, one, two or three of these being devoted to each species. Many of the pictures were obtained by Mr. Chapman hlirwlf. Those who have read his "Jiird Kt utiles with a Camera" know how succeaaful he is In auch investigation. Reviving- th Shawl. From the New York Sun. J All sorts of old fashions are revived, but the shawl seems doomed to jerpet ual burial. It ia said that Queen Vic toria has a stock of India shawls which she bestows as gifts upon her ladies In waiting, but the shawl never experiences even partial resurrection. Long after the shawl went out of vogue the garment was still worn by a few old women, but now it is rarely seen on feminine shoulders. Yet the lace shawls that women have nowadays as heirlooms must have been remarkably graceful and richlooklng draperies, f"r, of course, they were merely ornamentHl. The India shawls were msrvelously beautiful and rich in orlenfar color. One lasted a woman for a lifetime and paw ed to another generation. Nowadays a woman must have coats long and short for walking and driving, golf capes, traveling wraps and party cloaks. There is reason, however, for the psss ing of the shawl. With the exception of the lace and fine silk shawls, the form of the wearer was absolutely Indis tinguishable, which state of things would never become popular even as a fad In thse davs. The automobile coat w killed be cause it had no waist line. Olive Diskft, Gold-Lined. Bo Bon Dishes, Gold-Lined. Tooihpuk Holders, Gold-Lined. Ptiff Boxes, Gold-Lined. Spoon Trays, Gold-Lined. Card Trays, Gold-Lined. Tobacco Jars. Sugar Bowls. Cream Pitchers. Spoon Holders, and Baby Cups and Saucers, Gold Lined. This sale is Just for a few days, a we are making room for a I-nrjrn and Elaborate Stock of Holiday Goods-- F. W. SVVORiACEVS, JEWELER. 724 SC&asM Avcar. 39c Silverware Sale!