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Ownership of Railroads Hnrries
Into Hands of a Few.
Polities and Extravagance Pre
cludes Government Control.
Nearly a Thirl ot Earnings
Goes to Kailroads.
Tice President Morton's Argu
ments For a Pooling Law.
Consolidation of all the railway proper
ty of this country in. a few ifamls-per-
h. ps in one grand system-may be the ul
timate result of continued fa.lure on the
part cf congress to enact a railwav - pool
ing law. savs the Chicago Times-Hera.d.
absence of a pooling law is already
hurrying the ownership of railroads into
fhe hands of a few. The logical resu t
cf unrestricted competition in the rail
way business is the death of competition
cr consolidation.
This is the opinion of Paul Morton, sec
ond vice president of the Atchison. To-
i. oka & Santa Fe railroad, which he has
Merited in an article in the current
number of The Independent. Mr. Monoj
Jloes not look upon the present tendency
to consolidation with alarm: on the con
tra rv he has consistently maintained tor
F.,me time that if all the transportation
lines of the country were operated as one
Brand svstem the service to the public
would be superior to that now rendered
charges would be more equitably assessed
as between shippers, and a lower oasis
of rates would prevail.
Those who dissent from Mr. Morton as
to the ultimate effect of consolidation of
railwav companies upon the public mter
et will hard I v deny the proposition that
such consolidation is gradually taking
place and that the causes ascribed by Mr.
Morton are the correct ones. Mr. Morton
believes in legalised pooling, under the
supervision of the interstate commerce
commission, because he is of the opinion
that the public can be better served by
stabilitv in freieht rate than by unre
strained, and therefore destructive, com
petition. If the railroads are to fight each
other to a finish the natural outcome will
be ownership bv a few people.
Manv people believe that government
ownership will be the ultimate outcome of
fvreent conditions in railroading. But the
introduction of politics into transportation
as a consequence and the extravagance
with which government business is con
ducted should present insuperable objec
tions In the public mind to government
ownership. Mr. Morton illustrates the ex
travagant marner In which the govern
ment conducts business by citinsr the cao
of the postoftice department, where the
government pays the railroads 28 per cent
of its total earnings from that department
and shows a deficit. The express com
panies are controlled by private interests,
pav the railroads SO per cent of their
gross earnings, and still show a profit.
The cost of railroad service depends
verv largelv upon the cost of supplies and
material". If it is fair to the people of
the country to establish maximum rates
on the composite service rendered them
bv the railroads. Mr. Morton asks if it is
not equallv fair to the railroads to estab
lish maximum prices on labor, steel rails,
ties, coai and other component parts of
the service.
Over 4,000 Miles of New Track Laid
This Tear.
miring1 the year just closing1 . 4,322
miles of railroad were constructed in the
fnited States. In 1S99 4.58S miles were
built. 265 miles more than this year.
The 5.000 mile mark predicted at the
opening of the year was missed by a
large deficit. The high price of steel
and the great amount of work nec
essary to reduce grades and eliminate
curves has presented much new mile
age. The Railway Age will say this week:
The south, and southwest continue to
be the scenes of greatest activity, al
though there have been many important
lines built in the west and northwest.
Twenty-one states west of the Missis
sippi river have built 2.412 miles of new
line, or more than one-half of the total
for the entire United States, while the
Btates east of the Mississippi and south
of the Ohio have added 1.126 miles.
The states in which no new roacl is
reported are Massachusetts, Connecti
cut. Rhode Island, Delaware, Kansas
and Xevada.
Texas) leads all other states in the
Vniar. with a total of 31S miles. Penn
sylvania comes second with 277 miles,
Iowa third with 267 miles. Minnesota
fourth with 31 miles and West Virginia
fifth with 22b miles. These are the only
states showing an excess of 200 miles.
In Texas important extensions have
been built by the Southern Pacific. In
ternational & Great Northern and Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas, and there have
len many short lines constructed. The
terrible storm which swept over Texas
some months ago. causing great damage
to railway property, seriously retarded
railway construction in that state and
prevented the completion of a consider
able mileage which it was expected to
liave ready for operation by January 1,
The longest stretch of new track. 142
miles, has been built by the St. Louis
& San Francisco on its extension from
Fapulpa, I. T., to Denison, Tex.
A large proportion of the new mileage
rf the year has been built by the great
systems of the west and south aa fol
lows: Chicago & Northwestern, 240
miles; Burlington system, 18S miles:Chi
caeo. Milwaukee & St. Paul. ITS miles;
Southern Pacific. 170 miles: St. Louis &
San Francisco, 170 miles; Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific. 168 miles: Northern
Pacific, 151 miles (not counting two
Bhort extensions in Manitoba): Chesa
peake & Ohio, 108 miles: Seaboard Air
Line. I'M miles; Burlington. Cedar Rap
i is & Northern, 100 miles; Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe system, 91 miles:
Ixiuis-.nlle & Nashville. 90 miles; Gulf &
Ship Island. 69 miles;Central of Georgia.
68 miles: Southern Railway, 65 miles;
International & Great Northern. r2
miles; Baltimore & Ohio, 3S miles. This
makes a total of 2,050 miles of new line
built in the interest of the 17 companies
It is too early to make predictions as
to the results for the coming var. but
much important work has been laid out
In the west and southwest, which will
make those sections enticing fields for
railway contractors for the next twelve
months. The most important of these
is the Rock Island s extension from Lib
eral. Kan., to White Oaks. N. M.. 400
miles, contracts for a portion of which
have already been let and which ia
scheduled for completion in 1901.
The construction completed in 1900
brings the railway mileage of the United
States at the opening of the twentieth
century up to the grand total of 195,155
miles, subject to possible Increase by
later returns. ,
McGinnis Deserts Truck Gang to
Venture on Matrimony.
After a quarter of a century or more
of service with the Santa Fe, Edward
McGinnis called for his time Thursday
morning and quit the truck gang- in the
reusd.-b.ouse. He told tha boys all
about it. He leaves the company to be
rr.axried to a North Topeka widow m ho
has a "nate bit" of property or two in
the business block on North Kansas
On New Tear's eve, according to re
port, the Widow McDonald is to become
Mrs. Edward MeOinnis. The widow is
reputed to be worth $20,000. McGinnia
accepted congratulations and bade his
mates good-bye. ,
Northern Pacific Telegraphers Now
Face a Crisis. -St.
Paul, Dec. 2$. An evening paper
says: .. . 1
Kvents of the da,y indicate that a
strike of telegraph operators" on the
Northern Pacific is more than possible.
The company is sending men west to
prepare for an emergency. When ques
tioned in regard to this movement Geo.
Hampton, the operators' press commit
teeman, stated that the grievance com
mittee were aware that the company
was taking precautionary measures. He
"It is hard for us to understand the
action of the company. We have never
intimated by word or act that we would
advocate a. strike should our demands
not be granted. At the present time all
we desire are reasonable concessions and
we will remain here until we get them.
If we fail to get them I can hardly say
what action will be taken. There will
be no strike if the telegraphers can
prevent it. Our demand for contract
has been refused but we have been
granted some minor concessions."
Mexican Central Refuses Work to
Santa Fe Operators.
From the El Paso Herald
The Mexican Central road has boy
cotted the Santa Fe strikers and none
of them will be given work on that
system. George Perkins, superintendent
of telegraph on that system, is now in
El Paso and many of the Santa Fe men
have applied to him for work. He has
refused tnem all and said that he had
instructions not to employ any man
who went out on the order of Dolphin.
Joe Oberhalser, who was operator for
tha Santa Fe in El Paso before the
strike, recently took a position with the
Mexican Central in Juarez. He was
notified Saturday that he was not need
ed any longer, and is again .without
So far as is known no other road fcaa
refused to employ the strikers but sev
eral are expected to post bulletins to
that effect soon.
Strike Caused Numerous Changes at
Santa Fe Stations.
Through theSantaFe operators' strike
300 transfers have been made or are being
consummated at the stations along the
A. T. & S. F. proper, alone. To keep
track of the rapid changes several clerks
in the Santa Fe offices are kept busy.
Promotions occurred to the loyal men
and the new operators are changed
about frequently to the best advan
tage till they familiarize themselves
with the road work.
This process of sorting and arranging
still goes on and will have been gotten
into pretty fair shape when the revised
list of station agents comes out on Jan.
1. There is hardly a station along the
whole line that will not record one or
more changes.
Stringing Copper Wire.
A force of workmen began stringing
the new copper wire for the Santa Fe
telegraph department between Topeka
and Kansas City. This is a preliminary
step toward a continuous copper wire
from Chicago to the Pacific coast, A
continuous copper wire circuit will now
be had as far as La Junta, Col. Super
intendent Sholes says the construction
of the line from Albuquerque to the
coast. 8SS miles, the possibility of build
ing which was announced in November,
has now been authorized.
Joins Rock Island Surveyors.
David McCoy, of the Santa Fe engi
neering corps under Resident Engineer
J. M. Meade, will leave Topeka January
1. Mr. McCoy will join the Rock Isl
and engineering corps. He will be sta
tioned with the surveying parties work
ing in the territory of the Rock Island's
new extension from Liberal to El Paso.
C. W. Ryel has been assigned to
Brakeman Gilbert's car in Pat Curtin's
Brakeman Clarence Gilbert, of Wel
lington, has been assigned to a newly
created position as brakeman on a
mixed train between Miami and Ama
rillo, Texas. A new time card went
into effect on the Southern Kansas of
Texas today, and henceforth the 203-4
passenger will run as a mixed train be
tween Amarillo and Miami, and the new
brakeman was put on to handle the
freight cars.
Dr. Ayer, father of Geo. Ayer, su
perintendent of the Panhandle division
of the Santa Fe, is in Wellington visit
ing his son. Dr. Ayer's home is at
Medicine Lodge. He is S2 years of age,
and a very sprightly old gentleman.
He was a police captain in the Ninth
ward of New Tork city fifty years ago,
and was a deputy sheriff in the county
adjoining Erie county. New York, when
Grover Cleveland was sheriff of Erie
county. Dr. Ayer lielped train John C.
Heenan, the great prize fighter. Dr.
Ayer lived in Minnesota at the time of
the Custer massacre, and at one time
fought with Custer's men. He built the
first hotel, in Nickerson, Kas., and
boarded the men who built the Santa
Fe railroad through the yyvrn. Many
years later, when the Santa Fe built
the Panhandle line. Dr. Ayer was a resi
dent of Barber county. The railroad
survey was made through his land and
he sold hay and other horse feed to
the construction gang. He has trees on
his land in Barber county two feet in
diameter which he planted himself. Dr.
Ayer has a son in Mexico who is a mil
lionaire, and a son-in-law in Colorado
who is a millionaire. He is known all
over the county, and gets more mail
than any other man in Medicine Lodge.
His boys grew up with Dennis Flynn,
in Barber county, and through Flynn's
friendship and influence Dr. Ayer held
a sinecure in the Alva, Okla., land office
for two years.
Conductor H. A. Garfield and Miss
Olive Davis of Winfield were married
Sunday night. The groom is a Santa Fe
conductor and is very popular at Wel
lington, both in and out of railroad
circles. He has a home elegantly fur
nished for the reception of his bride,
where they will begin keeping house.
The bride is an exceptionally modest
and refined young lady who never loses
a friend. " ' ; . ,
Evan Evans, of the car door depart
ment, is on the sick list.
Fireman John Clark went to work to
day after a week's layoff.
Frank Cole, of the round-house, ia on
duty again after several days' illness.
Engineer Edward Scahill is laying off.
Workmen are grading and laying the
switch into the new blacksmith shop.
The shops are a sight-seeing Mecca
Tor the school teachers in the city at
tending the state association conven
tion. Few can excel the inspector in show
ing the ladies around the shops. At
the same time bashful men take a recess.
Has Been Carried in Northern Por
tion of Mindanao.
' Manila, Dec. 28. A pushing campaign
has been carried on by the Fortieth in
fantry during December In northern
Mindanoa. The town of Jeminiz was
captured as was also the insurgent
stronghold in the iribuntains further in
land. The coast town of Langarin was
captured by a detachment of a hundred
troops, who scattered the enemy in that,
vicinity, killing and capturing several. A
portion of the troops thus engaged have
returned to Cagayan and joined in the
campaign which Brigadier General
Kofcbe is personally prosecuting.
Gen. MaeArthur's proclamation is re
sulting in -many arrests cf alleged insur
rectionists in Manila and vicinity, a few
of ihose taken into custody being promi
nent.One prisoner was hot dead and an
other wounded in attempting to escape.
Then J. S. Tinsley Shot Her
and Himself to Death.
Los Angeles, Dec. 2S. John W. Tins
ley shot and killed his wife, Anna P.
Tinsley, on the street today and th;n
fired a bullet into his own head, dying
instantly. The bullet that killed his wife
entered the left eye and penetrated the
brain. The couple were married at Van
Burn January 2, this year. Tinsley rep
resented himself as possessor of property
in Helena, Mont., to the value of $75,000.
His wife had $400 cash and a house and
lot in Jackson, Tenn., valued at $2,500.
This latter her husband induced her to
sacrifice for $1,S00 and five days after
they came to Los Angeles on a honey
moon trip, the expenses of which were
defrayed by Mrs. Tinsley. From here
they went to Mineral Wells, Texas, and
August 28 reached Excelsior Springs.Mo.
There Tinsley induced his wife ta trans
fer to him the $700 that remained of her
money and told her he must, go to
Helena to settle up his affairs. After his
departure she found that he had also
taken a diamond ring and stud valued at
She received a telegram from him da
ted Los Angeles, in which he acknowl
edged he had deceived her in regard to
his wealth and that she would see him
no more. She followed him here but in
the meantime he had departed for
Monett, Mo. Two weeks later he return
ed to Los Angeles and arrangement was
made whereby he gave her a draft on an
Arkansas bank for $325 and promised to
make other reparation. She sent the
draft for collection and it was returned
with the statement that money to Tins
ley's credit had been withdrawn by him.
On 21st of this month Mrs. Tinsley filed
suit against her husband in the supreme
court of $1,100 fraudulently obtained from
her and bitterness over this suit and the
troubles leading up to it evidently
caused the double tragedy.
It is now thought Tinsley has anOBier
wife in Townsend, Mont. Letters found
in Tinsley's pocket addressed to the
public indicate clearly that the crime
was premeditated.
Found Guilty of Hand.'ing Liquor Too
Freely and Is Sentenced to JaiL
Beloit, Dec. 28. An adjourned term of
the Mitchell county district court con
vened here to pass sentence upon Dr. D.
C. Everson, the Cawker City druggist,
who was convicted in the September
term of maintaining a nuisance under
the prohibitory law. The sentence of
the court is 30 days in jail and pay a fine
of $100 besides the costs of the suit
amounting to about $400.
A bill f exceptions was settled and
allowed by the court for an appeal to the
court of appeals. The case was ably
handled by County Attorney Levi Coop
er, assisted by ex -Judge Clark A. Smith
for the prosecution, and the firm of El
lis & Burnham and D. M. Thorp for the
defense. It took about a week to try tne
case in the September term, there being
between 35 and 40 witnesses summoned.
White Pigeon Bank Closed.
Washington, Dec. 28. The First Na
tional bank of White Pigeon, Mich., has
been closed by order of the comptroller
of currency on receipt of a telegram
from National Bank Examiner J. W.
Selden, that the board of directors of the
bank had passed a resolution requesting
the comptroller to take charge. Exam
iner Selden has appointed a receiver.
Huntington's WilL
San Francisco, Dec. 28. The will of
Collis P. Huntington was admitted to
probate by Judge Coffee today. The pe
tition was presented by Attorney J. E.
Foulds, who stated that the only prop
erty belonging to the estate of the de
ceased railroad magnate in this city con
sisted of a mortgage interest in real
property in the value of $50,000. Aside
from this there was no personal prop
erty of any description.
Around the Horn in 38 Says.
San Francisco, Dec. 28. The steamer
Sonoma, built for the Oceanic Steam
ship company, has arrived here after
a record-breaking run from Philadel
phia. She came around Cape Horn in
thirty-eight days, nine hours, making
no stops. The best previous time was
that made by the Sierra, she making
the run in forty-three days, six hours.
She stopped at Coronel, however.
An Arizona Dick Turpin.
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 28. A lone high
wayman held up the Hot Springs Junc
tion stage near Hot Springs Junction
last evening, securing about $50 from
the private express box. It is reported
that an important consignment of gold
dust from a mine near Hot Springs
formed a part of the booty. The bandit
conducted operations quietly and disap
peared on a horse. The stage driver
hurried on to Hot Springs Junction,
where a posse was organized and is now
on the trail of the robber.
Holiday Excursions via, Santa Fe
Tickets on sale to points within 200
miles west of Missouri river. One fare
for round trip. Tickets on sale Dec. 22,
23, 24. 25 and 31, 1900, Jan. 1, final limit
Jan. 2. .
"Cure the cough and save the " life."
Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cures
coughs and colds, down to the very
verge of consumption.
For Infants and Children.
Tha Kind You Kavs Always Bought
Signature of ii
Washington, Dec. 28. A. K. Fry, super
intendent of education of Cuba, has tele
graphed to the war department a sweep
ing denial of the published story that he
issued a circular or proclamation in Ha
vana advising the Cubans to proceed to
drive the Americans out of the island.
Washington, Dec. 2S. The president has
ordered .that the military reservation at
Nome, Alaska, be made a public reserva
tion under the control of the war depart
ment and that the military reservation
previously set aside near the east side
of the mouth of Nome river be known as
the Fort Davis military reservation.
St. Johns, Dec. 38. The price paid for
the steam whaler Bsquimaux by Evelyn
B. Baldwin, the Arctic explorer, now ar
ranging for the. Baldwin-Zeigler expedi
tion next season, was $23, (Km. She for
merly belonged to Barclay Walker, the
well known yachtsman of Liverpool. Mr.
Baldwin will charter a second steamer
here, using the Esquimaux for the for
ward movement and the other vessel as
a supply ship.
Berlin, Dec. 28. When the attention of
the German foreign office was called to a
dispatch from Washington that the Unit
ed States government would decline to be
responsible for the losses of property of
Germans in Cuba resulting from the
Spanish-American war and the insurrec
tion which led to it, the of ficials refused
to offer any expression of opinion on the
subject. -
London, Dec. 28. Richard Croker. who
has been rusticating for several weeks in
Carlsbad and Nice, returned to Wantage
two days before Christmas, where he re
ceived a summons to appear January 2
to reply to Inquiries respecting his in
come, in connection with the income tax.
He left Wantage yesterday, presumably
for the continent. His house today was
absolutely closed, and there is no expec
tation of his return before next week.
San Juan. Dec. 28. The New York and
Porto Rico company's steamer Aracidia
sailed today for New Orleans, having on
board 400 Porto Rieans, 66 per cent of
whom were women and children destined
for Hawaii.
New Tork, Dec. 8. H. A. Seymour of
this city has filed a petition in bank
ruptcy, individually and as a member of
the former brokerage firm of Sevmour,
Johnson & Co., with liabilities o $68,630,
assets $750,695.
Chicago, Dec. 28. John Howard Jones,
who from 186S to 1S75 was agent for the
Western Associated Press in Chicago and
for the greater part of that time agent
for the Western and California Associated
Press, died at his home in this city, acred
C4 years. His reports of the great Chi
cago Are of 1871 gained him considerable
fame. For a number of years Mr. Jones
was superintendent of the postal station
in this city.
Concord. N. H., Dec. 2S. Mrs. Carrie
Sinclair Huntoon, the former society belle,
who was arrested on a charge of con
spiracy to kill her divorced husband,
Walter C. Huntoon, was today pronounced
insane. She will be taken to an asylum.
Shanghai, Dec. 28. Many Chinese war
junks laden with stone have been an
chored off Wu Sung, presumably to block
the channel in case of an emergency.
Dover, Del., Dec. 28. A certificate of
incorporation was tiled here today for the
Midland Canal company of Fargo. N. D.
Capital, $1,000,000.
New Tork, Dec. 28. The exchanges at
the New Tork clearing house yesterday
aggregated JK64.013.209. which is a record
breaker. The previous high record was
on November 20 Inst, when the exchanges
were about $14,000,000 less.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 2S. The czar and
czarina will return to Taarskoe-Zelo, near
here, about February 2.
All That is Left of a Family of
Three Children.
Olympia, Wn., Dec. 28. Three children
of Mr. L. La very, a daughter aged 4
years, a son aged 2 and a 6 months old
infant, have been burned to death near
hece. The parents were temporarily ab
sent, leaving a hired man at work cut
ting wood about 200 yards from the
house. A few minutes after the parents
left he discovered the house on fire. Be
fore he could reach the scene an explo
sioi occurred, supposed to be of dyna
mite stored in the upper part of the
building. The building was entirely con
sulted and the bodies of the two elder
children were found where the bedroom
had been. The infant was in the cradle
in ihe front room. A few charred bones
were all that was left.
Minister Who Mysteriously Disap
peared From a N. "ST. Sanitarium.
New Tork, Dec. 28. The Tribune
prints the following:
The fact that the Rev. James Le Baron
Johnson, the former assistant rector of
Grace church, was formally deposed
from the ministry of the Episcopal
church has become known to his friends
in this city.
It has been ascertained that he was
deposed from the ministry at his own
request and the announcement of his
deposition states that there is no re
flection upon his moral character in the
proceedings. Mr. Johnson disappeared
about two weeks ago, and his friends
have not had any word? from him. About
the time of his disappearance he wrote
to Bishop Potter, expressing a determi
nation to give up the ministry, and re
questing that an announcement of depo
sition be made. Bishop Potter caused
the announcement to be made at the
Church of the Ascension, although Mr.
Johnson had not been associated with
the work of that church.
Mr. Johnson had resigned his place t s
assistant rector of Grace church, and
his resignation had been accepted. He
had resigned the place of chaplain in
the fire department, and Fire Commis
sioner Scannell had placed the letter of
resignation on file. Mr. Johnson left the
sanitarium at Watkins, N. T.. about two
weeks ago. He had been suffering with
nervous trouble since last spring. He
went t5 Europe for a stay of two months
at that time, but he was not benefited
much by the trip. Friends of Mr. John
son in this city say that his health was
shattered by overwork.
At the time of the great fire which de
stroyed the steamship piers and some
of the shipping of the North German
Lloyd line in Hoboken, Mr. Johnson was
on a fire boat on the North river. He
saw some of the sailors who were im
prisoned on the Saale thrusting their
heads and hands out of the portholes
of the doomed steamship and appealing
for aid. His excitement at the time
was so great that he became ill. It is
believed by many of his friends that
he is in the west, and that he will re
turn as soon as his health has been re
stored.. His father, Archdeacon John
son, of New Brighton, Staten Island,
has said that he does not know .where
his son is. ,
Belgian Hare Show.
Kansas City, Dec. 28. The American
Crystal Palace thoroughbred poultry
and Belgian hare show has opened here
with about twelve hundred specimens
on exhibition. The poultry judges are:
Theodore Hewes, of Chicago; D. I.
Heimlish, Jacksonville, 111.; and Frank
Strausbaugh, of Dawn. Mo. The hares
will be scored by John L. Miller, of
604 -
Of these Exceptional Offers
It will
A Simple Incident Which Suggested
'-My Lady Dainty."
Few people outside of the dramatic
profession have the least idea what
trivial events sometimes suggest the
titles of plays, says an exchange. Acci
dent more often than consideration is
the cause for many a play name. An
instance might be quoted of Madeleine
Lucette Ryley's latest production, "My
Lady Dainty," which Mr. Kelcey and
Miss Shannon are producing. Some
years ago, when Miss Shannon was in
one of Charles Frohman's companies,
while at breakfast in a Philadelphia
hotel wherein the attendants were
negroes the manager and the actress
happened to be seated at a table looked
after by a courteous old colored man
who had formerly been at a Louisville
hotel, and, having come in contact with
many professional people there, he
recognized the two over whom he had
to preside. Knowing the gentleman to
be liberal in tips if well attended to he
put his best foot forward. Miss Shan
non, who is a dainty eater under all cir
cumstances, had been suffering from
dyspepsia, and when the waiter came
with his usual inquiry, "What can I do
to tempt your appetite this morning?
the actress replied: "Don't try to tempt
my appetite; bring me exactly what I
order and not an atom more. Tou may
bring me a piece of toast not the usual
soggy pieces of bread which you bring
with three dark brown stripes on each
side, but have it toasted through." "Yes,
mum, toast it through," replied the
waiter; "not soggy in the middle; yes.
mum." The actress continued: "Also
one chop, medium." "One chop, med
ium " repeated the suave darkey. "And
one fried egg." "Yes, mum, one fried
egg," echoed the waiter, as he started
to leave to give the order. Miss Shan
non called him back, remarking, "Have
the egg well done on one side,
upon which the old fellow im
mediately inquired, "Yes, mum,
yes, mum, which side, please
mum?" It is needless to say both Miss
Shannon and Mr. Frohman laughed
heartily at this, and at the finish Mr.
Frohman dubbed the actress "My Lady
That was many years ago, before Miss
Shannon was a star. Some time ago
Mr Frohman purchased the American
rights of Mrs. Ryley's latest play, and
as the Napoleon of dramatic affairs
titles nearlv all the plays he produces
this one remained unnamed until he se
lected Effle Shannon to create the prin
cipal female character and arranged
with the Kelcey-Shannon company to
produce the play. When Miss Shannon
asked the name of it Mr. Frohman im
mediately replied, "My Lady Dainty.
Theatrical Notes.
Lewis Morrison's complete production of
"Faust" will again visit this city in a
short time. ... ,
Miss Viola Allen will take "In the Pal
ace of the King" into New York on De
cember 31, appearing a t the Republic
Joan of Arc Is to be made the heroine
of a play. The announcement is that
Iuis 5.1. Parker will be tha dramatic
Amelia Bingham Is to appear early in
January at the Bijou Theater New York,
in "The Climbers," by Clyde ritch. The
organization engaged to support Miss
Bingham includes, among others. Robert
Edeson. Frank Worthing. Ferdinand
Gottschalk. John Flood. Georce C. Boni
face Alfred Fisher. Charles Nevinsjames
Bennett Sturgis. Henry Stokes Henry
Warwick. Annie IriFh. Clara Bloodgood
Madge Carr Cooke. Minnie Dupree. 1 sobel
Haskins. Maud Monroe, Florence Lloyd
and Lillian Aldrich.
Mrs Frederick V. Bowers. whoe hus
band is responsible for those soulful dit
ties, "Because" and "Always." Is to act
in a piece for which her former husband
rtmr,crl thp music. Mrs. Bowers created
some notorietv last summer by eloping
with voung George M. Pullman and the
pair having tired of each other, she is
going back to the stage.
Marie Tempest has come off victorious
in her fight with the landlord of the In
don theater in which she Is playing. Miss
Tempest demanded that certain altera
tions be made in the houif. and upon the
landlord's refusal declared she would not
pav a cent of rental until he acceded to
her request. The landlord placed bailiff:?
in the theater to protect his Interests, but
Miss Tempest remained firm, and as a re
sult the improvements will be made.
The Christmas number of The Dra
matic Mirror is a handsome issue. It has
an artistic cover page in colors that rep
resents a star, arrayed as one of the trim
mest twentieth century girls extant,
beaming jovouslv. imbued with the hnppy
spirit of Christmas-tide. The Christmas
Mirror is bright from cover to cover with
special articles and verses appropriate to
the season in addition to its usual live
budget of information of and about stage
folks. Illustrations are more than pro
fuse, including many clever cartoons,
among which the "Worm's Eye Views of
Current Plavs" takes high rank. "Slede;--iile.
December 25." Is the title of an ex
ceedingly clever Christmas story by Philip
Jacques. For minuteness and accuracy
of detail this vivid life story of three
stage folks is suggestive of Dickens, while
for weirdness and horror Bulwer is nearly
The holiday number of the New York
Clipper is an enlarged edition and en
hanced by a large gallery of players by
wav of illustrations, headed by Joseph
M. Weber and Lewis M. Fields, the clever
and successful New York vaudeville man
agers. The Clipper has an ornate cover
page showing the "Old Reliable" Clipper
ship sailing through her forty-eighth year.
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the masks and bells of the drama and the
seasonable sprig of mistietoe.
Neither John D. Levy nor E'ella Fox
will affirm or deny the story afloat lhat
thev were married Jn New York this
week. Intimate friends of both declared
that their marriaee had taken place in
Westchester county.
CFrom the New York Times.l
"One of the old sialic phrases of the
stage." said Muggles, who used to be a
good actor, "was 'to pong." This means,
or used to mean, using your own ianguujje
that, is playing a part without cues of
the proper lines, relying only upon a
knowledge of the play to carry you
through. Years ago upon the road there
used to be some highly ludicrous situa
tions in consequence of a new play being
produced in a hurry. The stage manager,
however, had a wonderful, genius for
patching up a hitch. When circumstances
were necessary he would sometimes lower
a front scene and tell the low comedian
and chambermaid to go on and 'keep It
up,' and while they did so he would ar
range how the play had to be continued.
"Of course, actors are expected to help
one another out of a difficulty, but at
times old grudges were paid off. For In
stance, I remember on one occasion a let
ter had to be read in one scene. Unfor
tunately this letter could not be found,
so a 'dummy' that is, & blank sheet was
sent on the stage.
" 'Say, dad.' said the actor who had to
read the letter and seeing it blank, 'here's
a letter for you.1 You had better read it
yourself, as I an sure it contains good
"But 'dad' tumbled to the occasion and
replied: 'No. Tom, you read it. I've mis
laid my spectacles.'
" Bless me," said Tom, 'It Is written so
badly I can't make out a. word of it. Here,
iNeny. you read it.
"The unsuspecting Nellv take the let
ter, and seeing It blank. Bavs: 'No, father
had better read it. He will be able to
make It out better. I'll go and fetch your
spectacles. I know where they are.' And
off she goes.
"The old man is again equal to the oc
casion, and calls out to her: 'Never mini
bringing them. Nellv, I 11 come and Kt
them.' Then he walked off, and the stage
manager had to rearrange the scene.
"Yes. sir, there's a lot in tha theatrical
business you outsiders never dream of."
Eloped From a Poorhouse.
tFrom the Portland Daily Press.
Social circles of the Deering Poor
Farm were startled recently by the
elopement of two inmates of the Institu
tion, Mary Furillo and Harry Rock
wood. Miss Furillo has seen some thirty
six summers, while Mr. Roekwood's
knowledge of the world covers a period
of just tialf that time. Neither of the
young persons are very strong mental
ly, but when they met it was a case of
love at first sight, and as the rules of
the institution which sheltered them
did not permit marrying and giving in
marriage, they decided to leave its roof
Joining hands they took their depart
ure unbeknown to the superintendent
and the other inmates. Nothing was
heard of the departed couple until about
five days after their disappearance.
Then word came from the authorities
in Boston that they were In that city
and expressed a desire to see Portland
once more.
The authorities directed that they be
returned and the Boston people were
glad to comply. Miss Furillo and Rock
wood had walked from Portland to Bos
ton, making the trip in five days.
They slept wherever night found them
and begged their meals from the good
natured country people living along the
route they were traveling. By the time
they reached the Hub, however, some of
their romantic notions had been dis
pelled, and they were ready to return to
the more prosaic and less adventurous
poor farm life. Upon the return of the
erring wanderers it was deemed best
by the poor authorities that they be
maintained at separate Institutions. Ac
cordingly the Furillo woman was Bent
out to Deering and Rockwood to the
Portland street home.
Kipling to Write of Pussy's Purr
One of Kipling's new "Just-So" stories
which he is now writing for the Ladies'
Home Journal, will tell "How Pussy Got
Her Purr." In the same humorous
vein the famous author will tell of an
other feline peculiarity: "How the
Tiger got His Stripes." Kipling loves
to write about animals and to interest
children in his stories; but fond as he
is of children he will not write "down"
to them. He despises the "twaddle"
which fill3 so many books Intended for
their entertainment, and keeps far
away from it in everything he does with
his pen; consequently his stories in
terest men and women as well as delight
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