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GREAT RAILROAD
IN OLD CAROLINA
.OUTHERNER TELLS OF SYSTEM
NHERE COLLISIONS WERE PHY
SICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
ONLY ONE ENGINE ON ROAD
That Went Over the Track Every Other
Mile and the Passengers Had to
Help Put It Back on Again.
J."B. Lupton is in the city from Wash
ington, N. C. Mr. Lupton as a lumber
man of that city and is in Montana for
pleasure and to see the great mines of
Butte. He was seen at his hotel today
and has the following to say about Butte
and vicinity:
"This is a great state and Butte beats
everything I ever saw for mining. But
it takes some time to get around the state,
because the railroads are not as numerous
as they might be, although the service is
good-what there is of it." That depot of
the Northern Pacific reminds me of the
one we used to have in my town when
there was only one railroad and one
engine in that section of the country.
Rolling Stock Is Anoient.
"We have the greatest railroad in the
world there; that is, it used to be. It is
called the Washington & Jamesville road,
and is owned by local capital. it is not
in use now, as the rolling stock has be
come so worn that it will not run on a
plank road.
"When this was our principal trunk line
it required some Ia hours to make the
trip of 17 miles from Washington to
IJamesville. Yoe left Washington any
time after 6 o'clock in the morning, and
if the system was lucky you would get
into Jamesville by midnight.
"As for engineers, no self-respecting
man would ride in the cab, and it got
so notorious that the only engineer they
could get was an old negro who had fired
on the tugboat E. S. Whitaker. His name
was Arden Nelson.
To Burn the Rails.
"One day I was going to Jamesville,
and while standing around waiting for a
drummer who had overslept alhd had sent
word that if the train left before he got
breakfast he would sue the company, I
asked Uncle Arden how long it would
take to make the trip over.
"'Well, sahb, we gwine ter Jess burn
doe rails dis mawnin', boss; kase Ah's got
er new pair uv bellybands an' er good
britchin' strap. Yistidy Ah wua er com
In' er tearin' along froo de swamp-reckon
Ah wus makin' 'bout seben miles er
houah-when Ah hit er place whar de
ties wua 'bout foh foot erpaht, an ole
Miss Agnes she jumped in de air laik er
deer. Dey got er passel er lawgs an'
built er bridge 'cross dar by layin' lawgs
crossways, an' dis mawnin' when we hit
dat spot of de bellybands an' de britchin'
holds, Ah'll Jump clar 'cross hit.'"
Twenty Feet in Woods.
"We got started when that drummer had
~nishied hbris gakfast, and sure enough,
when the engine hit that spot we all knew
it. When we recovered from the jolting
the conductor came in and said:
"'Here, you fellers, get out here and
help get the engine on the track. She is
twenty feet in the woods l'
"Behind the engine was a flat car with
a fairly good wrecking outfit aboard, and
it required an hour to get the engine on
the track again. I learned shortly that
wrecks were the order of the day, as we
were off the track six times before we got
across that swamp:
"In some places the track was fix inches
under water, and though there was an
abundance of 'timber, some of it in so close
that the limbs scraped against the side of
the one coach, the sole passenger accom
modation owned by the road. The cross
ties were anywhere from two to four feet
apart, and the sensation, as Uncle Arden
expressed it, 'wuz jess laik ridin' in
er durmp kyart cattycorner ercross er pas
sel uf corn ridges.'. Before we got to
Jamesville we were stalled so that it was
impossible to move a wheel, so the con
ductor secured a wagon and we were
hauled into town.
Got Out and Hustled.
"The road used wood for ,fuel and the
engine could make about four miles on
what the tender would hold, then the pas
sengers were expected to help the con
ductor and engineer load woad. It was
best to help, if one wished to get to his
journey's end.
"The road had no schedule, as there was
but one train and no sidings. The train
backed from Washington to Jamesville,
and then came back with the engine in
front but with the headlight next to the
wrecking car.
"The reason of this was that once upon
a time the engine got so bad that no one
would touch it, and the owners sent for a
good engineer from some of the big roads
up north, His name was Cates, and he
soon had the piece of scrap iron in pretty
good shape. Then a wave of generosity
struck the management and they repaired
the track,
"They promised Cates half of what he
could make out of the road if he would
run it. Cates began hauling logs to the
mills and soon had enough money to re
pair the track further. But when he di
vided the proceeds the management saw
A Cheap Sign
Gives the whole business an air of
cheapness. We venture to say that
many a good customer in search of a
good article has been turned from a
store door because of the poor sign
over it, Strangers depend a great deal
on appearances-the store's new cus
tomers are made up largely of strang
ers. Why not attract them by placing
a good, easily read sign (such as you
can depend on our making for you)
over your store door?
SCHATZLEIN
S. PAINT COMPANY .
14 Wsst Broadway, Butte..
that he would soon have all the money he
needed, so they split partnership with him.
Over the Pier.
"Arden was re-employed and the road
run as before. One day, just as Arden had
made his engine snug for the night, it
suddenly started up and as the road ter
minated on the pier built out into Pam
lico river, it did not stop until it had
plunged over the end of the pier into the
river. When it was taken out the wreck
ers got it on the track backward and it re
mained that way. They say Cates was
somewhere in the neighborhood, but no in
vestigation was ever made.
"Arden insisted that he was the only
man in the country who understood the
engine and its pranks, and the last time I
saw him he was pulling 'Miss Agnes' be
tween Washington and Jamesville.
"'How is she, Arden?" 1 inquired.
'Lawsy, boss, we got er fine road now;
maik'mos eight miles er houah, but dey
hain't got de cohn ridges outen de track
yit, an dar ain't er belly band in de whole
yearth dat'll hole dat Miss Agnes when she
hits dat rough bump 'twixt hyar an' Poke
town. De lass trip ah made ah busted foh
britchin straps, tryin' ter pull dat kyar
outen de mud.'
Bull on the Track.
"A farmer living along the road owned a
large bull, and the animal had a habit of
getting on the track and compelling the
engine to stop. He always showed fight
and it required every man on the train to
run him off.
"The conductor had made complaint
about the animal, but it was of little avail.
"He received orders one day to run into
the bull and kill it, and so the next time
the bull showed up there was something
doing. The farmer came to town and made
a claim for damages, which were duly set
tied.
"When he started to leave the owner of
the road said: 'Look here, old man, are
you going to get another bull?' 'Yes,' was
the reply. 'Well, let me give you a piece
of advice. When you get that bull just
come down here and we will make him a
schedule and see that his right of way is
respected, and our train will side-track
when he is due, for our train and your bull
cannot run on the same schedule and the
same track.'
"Yes, sir; railroads are a great thing for
a country, but for the greatest road in the
world just put Washington down on your
list."
METHODIST CHURCHES
IN VERY GOOD SHAPE
Services Under Presiding Elder Come to
a Close-Reporte Show Sound
Financial Condition.
Tuesday evening the first quarterly con
ference of the Walkerville and Meaderville
Methodist churches came to a close.
The first service of this occasion began
on Sunday evening with a sermon and
communion service, at which Presiding
Elder Jacob Mills presided. This was
one of the most successful and spiritual
meetings ever held at these points, and at
the business sessjons on Monday and
Tuesday evenings the reports presented by
the several officers showed the work to be
in a very good condition.
The financial condition of these churches
is in splendid shape, and there is no doubt
in the minds of thoie in charge but that
the success of last year, when the member
ship was increased over zoo per cent, will
be repeated this year.
The Ladies' Aid societies at each point
have, by their united efforts, had the par
sonage at Walkerville repapered and
painted throughout and made additional
improvements, all of which add comfort
to the pastor and his family.
The fact of these two points being in
charge of one pastor makes the work of
the Rev. C. D. Crouch very arduous;
nevertheless, he is untiring in his efforts,
and judging from past and present indi
cations, his labors are highly appreciated,
not only by the members of the churches
but by the people in general, as is seen by
the increased attendance at the church
services.
The Sunday schools at these places are
so large that they tax the seating capacity
of the church buildings. The Rally day
exercises of the schools will be observed
at Walkerville Sunday night and at
Meaderville the following Sunday night,
consisting of songs, recitations, etc., and
an address by the pastor.
JUDGE KNOWLES' SUMMONS
Call Petit Jury in Federal Court-Pufahl
Bankruptcy Case.
Judge Knowles made an order today
summoning a petit jury, returnable Oc
tober s. There are a number of import
ant law cases'ooa the docket and 13 crim
inal cases.
In the bankruptcy matter of O. W.
Pufahl, in which H. A. Frank was re
quired to show cause why he appeared in
the case, five days were granted in which
to file an amended petitions The alleged
bankrupt was allowed five days in which
to answer.
Charles G. Storbeck was adjudged a
bankrupt and A. I. Depew was discharged.
MAYORS GATHERING AT
CHICAGO CELEBRATION
Chicago, Ill., Oct. :.-Mayor Low of
New York, who is to speak on "Civic Fed
eration" at. the Auditorium tonight, ar
rived in Chicago today. This afternoon at
the Chicago club Mr. W. W. Tracey gave
a luncheon to the visiting mayors.
There were present: Mayors Low,
New York, Weavers, Philadelphia; Wells,
St. Louis; Doremus, .N ark, N. J..; J. C.
Haynes, Minneapolis; Brookwalter, In
dianapolis; Rose, Milwaukee; Cook, East
St. Louis; Pickler, Ottumwa, Isa.; Smith,
St. Paul; Reed, Kansas City; Rosenback,
Rochester, N, Y., and Jeffries, Colomus, O.
FIFTY-SEVEN COUPLES WED
Twenty-Five Divorces Were Granted
During September.
There were 57 marriage licenses issued
during the month of September and some
as divorce proceedings instituted.
The month wound up with a rush in
the marriage business, five licenses being
Issued on the last day.
The new month started out with a di
vorce proceeding.
SMALL ONE IN SOUTH KEMPER
A fire broke out at the residence of
Mrs. Coltin, in the rear of 3z7 South
Kemper street, this morning about o :3o
and about $7s worth of clothes were de
stroyed. The blaze was caused by an
overheated stove.
All members of Fidelity lodge, No. 8, I O.
O. F., and members of sister lodges and visit.
ing brothers, are requested to meet at their
hall on Friday, at s p. m., to attend the
funeral of our deceased brother, W. T. Tonkin.
William Dliley, N. 0G. J. C. Mitchell, 8o'ty.
MOITHLY REPORT
OF CITY'S HEALTH
MARKED DECREASE IN 1iTE NUMBER
OF SCARLET FEVER CASES
DUE TO PRECAUTIONS.
DISINFECTION IS OBSERVED
Medical Profession, School Authorities
and the Laity Co-Operate With the
Health Officials.
The report of Dr. Sullivan, city health
officer, this month shows a marked de
crease in the number of scarlet fever cases
for the month of September. During the
month of September, sgot, there were 38
cases. For the same month last year there
were a3. This year there were only four
cases.
The improvement is ascribed to better
disinfection and stricter enforcement of
the quarantine laws. Credit is given to the
more efficient aid of the school authorities,
the medical profession, and the laity.
During the month there have been two
fatal mining accidents, one coaching acci
dent, two cases of morphine poisoning, one
of these with suicidal intent; five cases of
tuberculosis, five cases of heart disease,
one of pneumonia and one of typhoid
fever.
There were 400 inspections made during
the month by the sanitary inspector and
s39 notices served. Seventy-seven burial
permits were issued. Twenty-eight deaths
of infants under one year of age occurred;
14 of these were ascribed to "artificial
feeding."
There was only one fatal case of diph
theria. The use of anti-toxin was not al
lowed in this case.
MRS. BARNES IS VERY LOW
Sister to Peter Breen May Not Recover
From Illness.
Mrs. Lizzie Barnes, sister of P6ter
Brcen, the county attorney, as very ill said
the attending physicians have little hope
of her recovery. Mrs. Barnes lives in
Crescow, Iowa, but came to Butte last
August. It was hoped that the change of
climate would help her. Mrs. Breen went
to Iowa and brought her to Butte.
Mrs. Barnes has three small children
and her husband, who are now at their
home in Crescow.
FIRST USED ROOSTER
As the National Emblem of the Demo
cratio Party.
"Uncle Sammy" Gruwell, one of the
oldest native-born democrats in Indiana,
is lying at the point of death at the home
of his stepson, Councilman J. A. Morris,
in this city. His chief distinction is that
he discovered the "rooster" that is now
dominant as the emblem of democracy
the country over. While the story has
been related many times at county and
other conventions here, it is not generally
known how the lustily crowing fowl canie,
to be considered as a trademark for tle,
party.
In 1856 "Uncle Sammy" lived in Boone
county, and was sent as a delegate to the
state convention, which met in Indian
apolis January 8, the anniversary of the
battle of New Orleans.
At the convention Ashbel P. Willard
was nominated for governor and Abram
A. Hammond for lieutenant governor.
The national convention in the same year
nominated James Buchanan for president.
The outlook in Indiana early in the camn
paign was very dark for the democrats.
A man of the name of Chapman was at
that time editor of a weekly paper in
Indianapolis, which was the state organ
of the democracy. Chapman took a pessi
mistic view of the situation, and his fear
for success was manifest in his paper.
Mr. Gruwell believed that the chances for
victory were bright, but at the same time
he saw the evil effect Chapman's editorials
would have over the state.
To inject a little hope into the cause
he wrote Chapman a letter, giving a rosy
view of the situation, and concluded by
saying:
"Chapman, we are going to r4n. After
the election you can crow. You must
begin crowing now. Put the picture of a
rooster in your paper. Make it crow, for
the victory is ours."
Chapman took his advice, and in the
next issue there was a cut of a barnyard
king crowing lustily. The editorials, tqo,
had a brighter tone, and at the end of the
campaign a larger rooster appeared as a
sign of victory, and it has been in use
by party organs since that time.
After several years it became the offi
cial emblem in the state, and later was
adopted all over the United States. Now
it is used at the head of the ticket in
every state of the Union.
"Uncle Sammy" was born in an Indian
settlement known as the Black Hawk
patch, near Columbus, Ind., on April as,
i8:8. He came to Bluffton in 1837. Pre
vious to that year he resided in Rushville
and Lebanon, Ind.
He has attended nearly every state con
vention since z8so. While always a wheel
horse in the democratic party, he only
filled a few minor offices. He cast his
first presidential vote for Van Buren in
:84o, and has voted for every democratic
candidate for president since, with the
exception of the campaign of 1878, when
he refused to go to the polls and vote for
Horace Greeley. He was a great admir
of the late Allan G. Thurman.-Blufftdn,
Ind., Cor. Cincinnati Enquirer.
TETANUS CONQUERED
Dread Disease Responds to Injections of
Carbolic Acid Solution.
The recovery of 9-year-old Joseph Tra
cey of Germantown avenue and Jefferson
street, who lay in a critical condition 'in
St. Mary's hospital for nearly two months
suffering from tetanus, is regarded as mqst
remarkable. The boy has responded to
the antitoxin of carbolic and hypoderaic
injections of carbolic acid solution, apd
the physicians say be will be able to leave
the hospital in a few days.
The lad was run over by a train on the
Philadelphia & Reading railway at Gir d
and Germantown avenues on July ag, .d
several fAigers were cut off the right hand
and the arm was badly lacerated. He
was taken to the hospital, and about two
weeks later tetanus developed. For a time
the boy's life was despaired of, he havipg
had S4 convulsions in two hours. The
physicians are Jubilant over their success,
as so sew tetanus victims recover.--Plib -
delphia Record. , - -
Furnlture and earpets
On Hennessy's Third Floor
The improvements and changes made on this floor must be seen to be ap
preciated. The wide aisles for carpets and rugs extend across the front
and down the Granite street side of the building. Furniture fills the rest.
SWe Have Started
7 An Art Department
; ' in the room where we formerly showed Ori
ental rugs and rare pieces of tine furniture.
This department is in charge of Miss Lillie D.
Sinvich, who has had an extensive experience
as special instructor for some of the largest
silk manufacturers.
We have all the latest materials for all kinds
of fancy needlework, beadwork, raffia and py
rogrophy, in each of which Miss Sinvich will
give FREE INSTRUCTION, and classes will
be formed for that purpose.
12·; Private classes, each limited to twenty-five
- *-ý pupils, can be made up for an hour's lesson
at 25c each.
During the coming week w will offer some gre Draper D epa tm ent
values in fine furniture. Upholstered couches, noew
patterns, well made and nicely finished, only $13.50.
Golden oak rockers, with leather seats, at $4.50. We have a very extensive line of the finest dra
Ladies' writing desks, all new, price $8.50 to $30. peries, and that we may give thae best possible sat
Muslc cabinets in walnut, golden oak and ma- lsfaetion in all work that we undertake, we have
hogany from $10.00 to $25.00 each. secured the services of Mr. (leo. W. .slrbaugh, late
Dutch clocks in weathered oak and mahogany of Marshall, Fielod & Co., of Chicago, who is an
from $25.00 to $75.00 each. expert in all kinds of interior dlceorations. lie will
Davenports with oak and mahogany frames, up.- be glad to furnish plans, drawings and estimates
holstered in velour, at $32.50. for anything and everything in this line.
In earpets We Offer . - Bardains In Rugs
5 rolls ingrain carpets at 25e yard; 100 Smyrna rugs, size 30 by 60
25 rolls wool extra super ingrain car- Inches, worth $1.f5, for $1.00 each.
pets at 75e yard. 30 art squares, sizes 9 by 12 feet,
6 rolls tapestry brussels carpet 75e yd at $5.00 each.
10 rolls wilton velvet carpet 85c yd. 23 Kashmir rugs, size 9 by 12 feet,
A magnificent line of private pat- at $14.50 each.
terns In royal wiltons, Arnold, Con. 17 IIrussels rugs, size 9 by 12 felt,
stable & Co.'s axminster and Boat- at $19.00 oalh. .
tie high pile plush carpets. Nottnham ac urtln
We have full lines of several other Nottingham Lace Curtain.
makes of fine carpets, mattings, oil , 50 pals at 50e.
cloths, linoleums and other floor cov. 40 pairs at, $1.50.
erings that it will pay you to examine. 24 pairs at $2.00.
bl L Other styles up) to the finest.
Arablan Lace Curtains
24 pairs at $3.00. Ruffled Swissh urtalns
33 pairs at $83.75. 5o pairs at 75e.
28 pairs at $4.50. . . , 40 pairs att $1.25,.
This is the kind that everyone T. Thesee are very effective styles and
seems to want just now. - ** great values for the money.
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LITERARY NEWS
A New Western Author.
With "Marjie of the Lower Ranch," a
new writer from out of the West makes
her bow to the reading public this fall.
Miss Frances Parker has succeeded in do
ing something for her state, that of Mon
tana, what no woman has before acconl
plished. She has pictured in this story the
life of a Montana ranchwoman as it really
is, with all its pleasures and hardships,
with all its Western chivalry and romance.
She recently told in an interview with the
Detroit Free Press how it happened that
she turned to literature:
"1 have always written for pleasure,"
she said. "When a girl, I wrote loads of
stuff because I could not help it and then
burned it up. I wish now that I had pre
served some of it. No, I have never writ
ten short stories, and I do not believe I
ever shall. It seems to be easier to evolve
a novel.
"' Marjie of the Lower Ranch' is a love
story having its scenes in IMontana and it
describes, as well as I am able, things as
they really are. You know that part of the
West is a district which has never been
much written up correctly. Most of the
stories are by Easterners with a super
ficial knowledge of the people. I have lived
on my uncle's ranch since childhood and
believe that I understand the inwardness
of things."
A Startling Combination.
The young authoress of "Love Stories
from Real Life," Miss Mildred Cham
pagne, was one of those child prodigies
whom we hear about every once in a
while.
Miss Mildred at the age of m4 was writ
ing thrilling romances for the Fireside
Companion, the Family Story Paper and
the New York Ledger.
lier favorite books at this time, accord
ing to her, were the Bible, Shakespeare
and the "Old Sleuth" series. An original
and a rather startling combination.
Popular Science Monthly.
The Popular Science Monthly for Oc
tober contains the following articles:
"The Decorative Art of the North Ameri
can Indians," by Dr. Franz Boas; "High
ways and Byway of Animal Life," by Prof.
Herbert Osborn ; "The Correlation of Men
tal and Moral Qualities," by Dr. Frederick
Adams Woods; "Co-operation, 'Coercion,
Competition," by Prof. Lindley IM. Keas
bey; "The Sherman Principle in Rhetoric
and Its Restrictions," by Dr. Robert E.
Moritz; "Educational Endowments in the
South," by (Mrs. Elizabeth M. Howe;
"Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy," by
Prof. J. A. Fleming; "An Unusual Aurora
Borealis," by Dr. A. F. A. King; "Science
and Philosophy," "The Southport Meeting
of the British Association for the Advance
ment of Science," "The School of Journal
ism of Columbia University," "The Em
ployment of Women,"
October World Today.
With the October number The World
Today appears under the editorial direction
of Prof. Shaler Mathews of the University
of Chicago. Among the contributors are
Israel Zangwlll, on the "Future of the
Jews," Governor Aycock of North Caro
lina on "The Disfranchisement of the Ne
gro," President Gilman of the 'Carnegie
Institution, on "Bible Lessons in the Ele
mentary Schools," Professor Judson of the
University of Chicago, on the "Balkan
States and the Powers," Mrs. Ellen M.
Henrotin, on "Women's Clubs," Arthur H,
Smith on "The Outlook in China." An
article by Dr. Edmund Buckley upon
"Chicago at the End of a Century," sets
forth the pre-eminence of the western me
tropolis in an exceedingly vivid fashion.
The number is profusely illustratedl.
October National.
The O(ctober number of the National
Magazine of lBston in high-water mark
for that periodical.
Among the contributions of special ar
ticles and current comment are I'oultney
Iligelow, Senator Tillman, al)alas Lore
Sharp, Charles Ferguson, Dr. FIlix Os
wald, Major R. S. IPorter, Col. Janll's Mat
lack Scovel, ;eorge T. Richardson, Kate
Sanborn, Joe /Mitchell ('happle and Frank
P'utnam. The story tellers of the numiler
are Eva lHampton I'rathei of Atlanta, 'ar
rie lunt Latta of Inldianapolis, Jack It.
Norman and Ellis Parker Ilutler of New
York, Henry Oyen of Chicago, II. Arthur
Powell of Connecticut and Abbie I.ibbl,ey
Holmes of Wisconsin.
The poets are Yonu Noguchi, the Jap
anese celebrity; Helen Ilicks of Ontario,
Oscar Johnson of lowi, "Colunmbine" of
New Orleans and Mrs. Robert N. Pollard
of Virginia. -
October Smart Set.
In "We of Adam's Clay," the novelette
with which the October number of the
Smart Set opens, Cosmno llamilton has
written a story of unique, merit. It is
full of humor, it is full of sentiment,
there are throbs of passion, there is flip
pancy, there is cynicism, and there is, too,
at the last a powerful lesson. It is rarely
indeed that in one story so many ele
ments unite to charm and absorb the
reader. A clever and distinctive piece of
work. "We of Adam's Clay" must stand as
one of the very best in the line of the
Smart Set's notable novelettes.
Among the other stories in the number,
"A Little White Dog," by Hlerbert I).
Ward, is one of the most delightful, for
its originality, and for its spontaneity of
wholesome sentiment. In directly opposite
veins is "What Society Is Coming
To," by Felicia Goddard, in which the
frivolous mode of the day is most aptly
satirized. A strong study of a curious so.
cial situation is "The Trespasser," by
Julien Gordon (Mrs. Van Rensselaer
Cruger), in which that skilled writer is
revealed at her best. This is followed by
a most amusing bit, "Ten Years After,"
by the Baroness von Hutten. Other short
stories of unusual interest are contributed
by Martha McCulloch-Williams, Temple
Bailey, Fletcher Cowan, Harriet L. Hunt
ington, Zoe Anderson-Norris and Prince
Vladimir Vaniatsky.
Status of Vice President.
Just now when the status of the vice
president of the United States is agitating
the country it is especially interesting to
read that humorous conversation in "The
Climax; On What 'Might Have Been," by
Charles Felton Pidgin, between the fanci
ful Aaron Burr and the old Yankee, Abiel
Budlong.
"Well," said the president, "so far my
message and what the folks In Litchfield
think agree to the letter. Now, what is
your opinion about the vice-president?"
"Wall," said Abe, "we think the vice
president is very much like the fifth wheel
to a coach. One of the fellers, yer know
old Lem Staples-but he wasn't old when
you knew him-he says the vice-president
is very much like havin' an assistant
cap'n on a ship, but Instid of havin' him up
'aide of the cap'n wher he could see what's
goin' on and be ready to take hold if any
thing happens to the cap'n, they send him
down in the cook's galley to make chow.
der and plum duff."
"Well, said the president, "supposing I
should recommend that the senate elect its
Own presidenict from acmong its mLemb'ers,
and that the vice-presielcnt be made a
mem'lber of the cabinet by virtue of his
high office, and that he also have a right
to a seat in the senate, but without a
vote ?"
"That would suit us fellers exactly,"
said Abe. "One o' the boys thought he
cirter he secretary of state ; another thought
lie otter go to .ondon to look out for busi
ness over there, but I guess your idea is
Thle he'st. IhI might he wanted in a hurry
andl 'twoul, hle best to have him near
home."
October Cosmopolitan.
Tlice cot,llets of the O(cttber Coslmoploli
tant are as follows: "helnry iludson," by
'Thomas A. Jaunvier; "''isking Life for
P'ublic Inctertaicnment," iy C. R. Sherlock I
"Th'ice iantllee Man," by Rafford 'yke;
"lie Meddle'r," iy II. K. Vicle; " 'Possum
Tillme," a poem, iy Thomas It. loggs ; "The
WindI of Love," iy Tomen Masson; "Cap
tains of Industry: ()range Jamnes Salisbury,
Stuyvesant Fish ;" "l.ord 'Thorny's Eldest
Son," iy Setumas MacManus; "Making a
('hoice of a i'rofession -Civil Engineer
ing," by Dl)aniel Willard; "lHarlasch of the
Guard," iy Ihenry Seton Merrinman; "lior
ton versus i'ack'ard," iy Frederick Wal
worthl; "The Fascination of Being Photo
graphed," by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow; "The
Story of the World's l.argest Corporation,"
by James II. Bridge: Reviewed by John
lBrishen Walker; "The Staff of Household
EIcmployes," by Isabel R. Wallach; "A
Story of Matrimony," by Josephine Arthur I
"P'ublic Taste and the Winter's Drama,"
iy Oscar llantmerstein; "''The Future of
International Yacht Racing," by Sir
l'homas Iipton, and "Great Events
Hlumor and Satire," by the World's Most
Famtous Cartoonists.
Ainslee's for October.
"T'lle l'etticoat of Vivette," by Mary B.
Mullet, ill Ainslee's for October, is an
amusing skit, the title of which will prove
not less attractive than the story itself.
Sarah Guernsey lIradley, author of "The
Swan," appears again with a story of much
the sanme quality, entitled: "My Dual
Secret." It is pre-eminently a strong
story, and of the kind that will hold the
interest of the reader without effort from
the first word to the last. The distinctly
Western story which seems to be getting
to be a feature of Ainslee's, has, as its
representative this month one from the
pen of Bertha M. Bowers. "The Maid
and the Money," which is its title, has
that peculiarly indefinable quality which is
called "atmosphere," and which always
makes a good story, no matter what its
theme may be. When, however, it sur
rounds a tale, the scene of which is laid
on the prairies of the great West, it is
needless to dilate on its fascinating fea
tures. Charles Battell ILoomis, author
of "Cheerful Americans," Is again in evi
dence with one of his most characteristic
sketches, which is entitled "Money,
Checks and Royalties." It is, of course,
humorous, and indicates that authors have
feelings respecting the mortals, though
they perhaps manifest themselves in a
somewhat different way. John Swain
has a fascinating little story called "A
Joint Confession," and J. R. Crawford
contributes some thoughts on "Bridge."
The recently established book review de
partment, "For Book Lovers," is con
tinued, and contains many valuable sug.
gestions on current literature, The poetry
of the number sustains the reputation of
the magazine for the best poetry of the
day, and is contributed by Ella Wheeler
Wilcox, Theodore Roberts, Arthur String.
er, Clinton Dangerfield, Arthur Ketchum,
Kate Masterson, Rosalie Artbur, George
Horton and othsra

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