Stories of the Queer Happen
ings a.nd Doings of the Strange
People of This Funny World. A
Good Heading for Montana's
Men. Women, and Children
Containing Many Interesting
J. C. Hemment, the celebrated New
York photographer who accompanies the
presidential train on its western trip,
'will go home with the finest set of views
of any president ever taken. Mr. Mc
Kinley is seeing American life in every
phase, from the mine two thousand feet
under ground, to the tops of the highest
mountains; ranch life, cowboys, lumber
President Loubet Breaks
The Theater Precedent.
President Loubet is causing some head
shakings to M, Crozier, the introducteur
des ambassadeurs and chef de protocol.
I'p to the present no president of the re
public has ever attended any but the
state subventioned theatres. M. Loubet,
however, sees no reason why the Chief
of State should be the only man in
Fiance who does not see the latest Par
isian stage successes. He therefore an
nounced the other evening that he was
going to see M. Capus' play, "La Veine,"
at the Varietes, and went there like any
other citizen. He greatly enjoyed him
seelf and afterward sent for the author
and congratulated him on the success of
his piece. Now that the president has
broken with the cast iron rules of the
protocol, all the theatres of Parus may
hope for a visit.
A LUCKY CHILD WITH TWO
An affiliation case of a topsy-turvy kind
has come before the Paris courts. A
yong peasant girl had a lover one day.
She also had a baby boy. Directly the
baby was born and the lover heard of it
lie went to the Maire like an honest man
and acknowledged the paternity of the
child. Alas! Another young-mann been
there before him and he also acknowl
edged the son to be his. Shortly after
ward the civil tribunal before which the
case was brought delivered a judgment
inn which the two young men were de
clared to lie legal fathers of the baby.
The question is. How are these two legal
fathers going to share their paternal
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city and country life. Everywhere the
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Perquisites of Westminster.
"The dean and chapter of Westmin
ster," says "Truth," of London, "are en
titled to claim as 'perquisites' every arti
cle which is taken into the abbey for the
purposes of the coronation, and that rev
erend body reaped rich harvests in 1821,
1831 and 133S. When the queen was
crowned there was a hand-to-hand fight,
after her majesty had retired from the
scene, between Lord Conyngham and one
of the dignitaries for a magnificent silver
inkstand which had been in use, and the
Lord Chamberlain, who was victorious
in the struggle, hurried out of the abbey
with the inkstand in his arms and rushed
off in his carriage, accompanied by 'my
perquisite.' It is probable that on the
present occasion there will be a departure
from the oid precedent under which the
dean and chapter deriver so much benefit,
and that is a matter which will have to
be considered by the council committee
when the estimates from the various de
partments come to be overhauled."
"Darling!" exclaimed the happy man,
the next moment, "I never dared hope
you would except me."
"I'll explain," said Miss Lakeside. "I
consulted a fortune teller the other day,
and she told me my second marriage
would make me very happy and wealthy,
so, of course, I had to get my first mar
riage over with."—Philadelphia Press.
Baron Kentero Kaneko, Japan's new
minister of justice, is one of the best
English scholars in Japan, speaking the
language with fluency and writing it
with almost the same idiomatic precision
as a native. He is a graduate of Har
vard, and acquired his legal training in
Japan. He is forty-seven years old.
USED THE CHURCH
AS A THEATER.
Turning a church into a theater hail
some odd result!) the other night in Ora
dell, X. J., where the young folk of the
Reformed church gave "The Merry Milk
Maids," an operetta as mild as t'he
lacteal fluid in the pails of tlie maids.
In the place of the pulpit and plat
form there appeared a fuly equipped, of
miniature, stage, with Hies, wings), foot
lights and all. "Where the choir never
was there bobbed the heads of an or
There had been a great amount of dis
cussion in Oradell over the intention of
the church to give the operetta. Many
made vigorous protest against an opera,
with costumer, and scenery, being given
in the church, and debate over it raged
through all the town. Numerous pre
dictions that the enterprise would he
abandoned intensified the feeling. The
principal result of the talk was a crowd
that filled the church.
Oradell is the home of many wealthy
business men of New York and of these
and their wives there was a good atten
dance. It was to the women that the
greatest confusion came. They did not
know whether, being in a church, to re
move cheir hats or. being in a theater,
to keep them on. Even the conductor's
rising in his place and requesting that the
hat* be taken off did not resolve the
doubts of some of those present as to the
etiquette of the occasion. Many women,
defiant, kept their hats on. The lobby was
distinguished by the presence of several
"The Merry Milkmaids" gave many
opportunities, for the chorus, in which
were enlisted many of the pretty girls
of the suburb and a score or more of its
most gifted young men. Prank Koehler,
the youngest justice of tlie peace in New
Jersey, and a basso, was the magistrate.
Miss, Ella Marie Jepson did well In a
THE ADONIS OF THE GRAND OPERA
HOUSE BOX OFFICE SOLVES THE
PROBLEM OF "PIPE
"Pipe dreams" result from various
causes. There are different kinds of this
somnambulistic article. The variety is
governed largely by the cause. The ex
act science of "pipe dreams" is yet a
dream itself, a sort of nebulous propo
sition. Some specialists claim that there
are as many different kinds of "pipes"
as there are causes. "Inner circle"
members, comprising those few scien
tists that are fascinated by the flickering
gaslights and the rancous tones of
drunken brawlers about once a week,
declare most positively that the same
cause can, under different circumstances,
each time produce nearly a thousand
different kinds of visions.
Sigismund Meyer, the Adonis who pre
sides over the destinies of the box office
at the Grand Opera house, has shat
tered various scientific theories by en
tering the field as a terrible example.
Ttiose who do not know Mr. Meyers as
Sigismund, will bring him to mind read
ily by his stage name of "Issle."
A few days ago "Issie" became pos
sessed of a beautiful shirt front sparkler.
Hardly had his friends time to gasp
in wonder when it mysteriously disap
peared, but simultaneously a jewel that
would have Shamed the "Kohinoor" or
the "Grand Mogul" Into a-dull stupor
gleamed from his finger—a pretty finger
it is, too, long and tapering and set off
by a rosy nail neatly tipped with a bor
der of jet.
There was one peculiarity about the
stone evoking comment—it was subject
to moods. Sometimes it would emit rays
of condensed sunshine of such dazzling
brilliancy that If an Edison or a Tesla
had been in the vicinity the prohlem'of
artificial sunlight would have been
solved. Again it would take a fit of
sulks and put on a face as expression
less as the sphinx. Now and then it
would just glow in a half-hearted man
ner as if it had the "blues" and was
struggling to gain the plane of jollity
and forget its sorrows. Solar light, gas
light or electric light never failed to
drive its sorrows to the four winds, and
it would flash forth rays of happiness
under their influence that gave the back
of "Issie's" hand the appearance of a
Joseph's coat or the spectrum of pure
It was not long until keen observers
perceived that the stone had a strange
effect on "Issie." He would gaze at it
lovingly, and. as he gazed, his _ face
would change—but not permanently; no,
not permanently. If the stone flashed
and scintillated, "Issie's" face would
grow bright and joyous and he would
sing "Leaning Up Against the Lake;''
if it glowed dully, his countenance would
take on an expression indicative of that
"tired feeling," but if it actually sulked,
then "Issle's" look was one of supreme
THE MAN ENGLAND FEARS MOST
* • ">
Barring possibly only V /o men—
Napoleon and DeWet—England never
feared any individual as she does J.
misery. He became a slave to the moods
ot llie stone and his state was pitiable to
The sequel is told at the city prison.
A few evenings ago "Issie" upeared at
tile Jail with a well-developed ease of
"pipe dream." Two men had been fol
lowing him for four nights, and lie feared
great physicial harm or the loss of Ills
jewel. He wished to borrow a revolver.
He desired that a policeman be specially
detailed to follow in his wake and pro
tect him from the villains that continued
to pursue him.
Jailer Boyle, now police court judge,
soothed the disturbed youth with com
forting words and sent him away with
out any death-dealing weapon. But lie
came back. "Issie" was on hand the
next day, certain as lie could oe that
two men had followed him on the pre
vious evening. The performance at the
jail was again repeated. On the seventh
visit a friend accompanied "Issie." This
guardian of the lad whispered a word in
"Tom" Boyle's ear and the trouble was
over. Taking him to the light or a win
dow "Tom" examined the ring closely,
i'wo of its facets were chipped and re
fused to shine.
Briekdust put them in good order again
and "issie" went away rejoicing. Since
then the two villains no longer pursue
him. He took the "tip" and now cairies
polishing material in his pockets. A
little lalvor every day insures brightness
to the ring and happiness to "Issie."
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THE EMPRESS OF JAPAN GLAD
THAT TROUBLE IS AVERTED
,The Empress of Japan Is delighted that
trouble with Russia has been averted.
She has always been a strong advocate
of peace, and her efforts to persuade her
regal husband not to embark in war have
been as strenuous as praiseworthy. Here
is the only picture she has ever had tak
CAPTAIN DREYFUS' BOOK.
The German publisher of Captain Drey
fus' book has just obtained a first-class
advertisement from the anti-Dreyfus
camp He sent out a circular in German
to all French publishers in which he sug
gested that the "affaire" is not yet at an
end and that the appearance of the book
would be an important political event. All
the anti-Dreyfus press fell into the trap,
set up a unanimous howl of indignation,
and the astute publisher's aim was
achieved without expending a cent. He
has obtained column articles in a dozen
widely circulated newspapers, and the
public, which showed complete indiffer
ence to the forthcoming work is now be
ginning to be interested.
It is said Captain Dreyfus' book will be
a deception of those who expect sensa
tions. It is written in characteristic
style, cold, matter of fact and undramatic
no attempt being made to play upon the
reader's feelings. Just those parts where
one would expect to find the most intense
passion are passed over in a few brief
sentences. When the publisher asked
Captain Dreyfus why he had nqt written
more about the degradation scene he
said: "What is the good? Everybody
knows? what formalities take place.
One's stripes are taken off. his
sword is broken and so on- There is
nothing more to say about it."
The Poor Editor.
"You have reported me Incorrectly:"
roared the Public Man savagely.
The Editor fell upon his knees.
"Pardon!" implored this person. "In
the rush of going to press your speech
was overlooked and went in precisely as
you spoke it. without correction or re
vision of any sort! I confess all! Par
Now, the Public Man was withal mag
nanimous, and, requiring only that the
Editor kiss the hem of his garment, he
forgave him.—Detroit Journal.
I'ierpont Morgan, the American magnate
whose wizard-like power over the money
market of the world lays that of the
Rothschilds and ail continental finan- I
ciers In the shade. His great billion
dollar steel combine has struck England ,
a harder blow than either of the other
two, for he strikes at their greatest In- !
dustries at the very heart of their na- ;
tional prosperity, while the others only !
took some of the profits that could be !
spared in the shape of war.
The American shipping combine is the
latest scare in England. Justly so, ap
parently, for Morgan has the money to
buy out or freeze out the companies do
ing business with America. Several of
the strongest trans-Atlantic companies
have already passed under his control,
or are promised when he wants them.
It may be that the hope of American
subsidies Is a factor in inducing this
movement. But primarily It Is the great
natonal prosperty, the vast sums of
money seeking investment. Money flows
like water at Morgan's call, for the
financial world has implicit faith in his
sound judgment. There is not a king
in Europe who wields such a power as
he, though he bears no title save that of
an American citizen.
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