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BANK OF ENGLAND OFFICIALS ARE UNEASY. Hoards of Wealth in the Strongboxes of the Old Lady of Threadneedls Street Thought to Be in Danger from Bad Marauders. Officials of the Bann of England are eald to be worried for the safety of the hoards of wealth stored in their strongboxes. The bank station of the new underground railway in London Is close to the vaults of the world's greatest institution of finance. At a lecent meeting of the bank director* it was suggested that some brave but wicked person might set off a quanti ty of explosives in the bank station, wrecking the foundations of the state ly building above and sending the bars of bullion and Iht streams of gold coin leaking out on to the station platform. The feasibility of this plan has been conceded -by the bank r governor. It is figured, however, that the "lube," as the underground rail way is called, is a little 100 deep at this point. To reach the bullion vaults of the bank the conspirators would have to drive a shaft nearly 100 feet and then they would face a mass of concrete, thick masonry and steel. At one time the Bank of England was the object of a conspiracy. From a church tower close by the bank was bombarded. Afterward the authori ties had the church and its threaten ing lower destroyed. Officials of the bank do not like the tunneling going on In the clay beneath their founda tion*. The constant pumping of water has affected even the solidity of the clay and from this cause one of the wells which is within the three acre* comprised within the banks precinct* has dried up. Those three acres are valued at about $5,000,000 each and the treas ures within them are guarded in fil ling fashion. On either side of the main entrance to the bank are two small glass houses. In one reposes a stalely beadle. In the other are two wideawake detectives. Other detec tives are in and out of the rooms, but always unobtrusively. At night the pollc*» force is a heavy one. Every evening a compact body of men com manded by a lieutenant and including two sergeants, two drummers, a bugler and thirty privates, marches from Wellington barrack* to the bunk. They jire in full marching or der and before they enter the techni cal limits of "the city" exercise that privilege of the guards of fixing bayo nets. They arc on duty for twelve hours and but for the recurrent spells of sentry-go have an easy time. Officials of the bank provide moder ate refreshments for these guards. In the guardroom, which is of regulation pattern, are the usual shelf and blan ket, sufficient accommodation for a sollder's intermittent dozing when on duty of this kind. The officer has a suite of rooms at his service- the din ing room, of paneled oak. a neat bed room and a bathroom. There is hid den away in the center of the bank one of the most pleasant garden* in London, where an after-dinner cigar may be enjoyed on a summer evening to the full, while the roar of (be great metropolis around has died away to Inarticulate murmurs. The Uncomfortable Collar. "1 don't know what Is the matter THE STATESMAN. DENVER, COLORADO. with these collars," said Smartboy to the salesman. "They seemed all right when I bought them yesterday. But I had to use a button hook to connect them with my collar button this morn ing. They fit as though they were Intended for my little brother." “There are two ways to put on a collar,” replied the salesmau, "and you seem to have chosen the wrong way. 1 noticed it when you were here yesterday, but it was not up to me to tell you. I've been Jumped on for volunteering that Information more than once. Most men think it does not make any difference whether you button the right side or the left of a collar first. It makes all the difference in the world in the comfort and set of the collar, no matter what shape it Is. Undo that collar you are wearing, button the right side first and you'll be glad you’re alive.' 1 “Dishing the Bill." About eighteen years ago the Hon. Cyrus Sulloway. congressman from New Hampshire, was a member of the stele Legislature from Manchester. At that time the Legislature used to meet in midsummer, and one day Sul loway. wishing to speak in opposition to a bill that was before the House, rose and addressed the chair while in his shirt sleeves, having removed his Prince Albert coat owing to the great heat. Immediately “Sam” Page of Haver hill rose to a point of order, “that the gtialeman was *en deshabille. ” Sulloway slowly unfolded himself and said; “Mr. Speaker, that is just why I took the floor—to dish a bill.” The House laughed, the speaker ruled the point not well taken, and the “Tall Pine of the Merrlraac” contin ued In his effort to defeat the meas ure Wealthy Man It Punctual. One of tlu* traditions at the Stand ard Oil building at 26 Broadway. New York, is that Henry H. Rogers, vice president of the Standard Oil Com pany, arrives and departs exactly at 10:30 in the morning and 3:30 in the afternoon. One morning recently the veteran watchman, who stands at ths Broadway entrance to the building, was seen to take out hla watch when Mr Rogers hurried in, look at it and coodcently set It forward ten minutes. Acid from Sweets. That was a very fair retort of a pretty girl annoyed by the impertb nence of a conceited beau at a wed* ding iiar*j*. "Do you know what 1 was thinking of all the time during the ceremony" he asked. "No, air; how «ho*i'i! P" "Why. I was blessing my stara 1 was not the bridegroom." "And I have no doubt the bride was doing the same thing." said the girl, and left him lo think It over again.— Chicago Journal. Economical Suggestion. Speaker Camion Is u ureal lover of green corn. He boards at the Arlington and one day look one of ms Illinois farmer constituent to dinner with him. Cannon made his dinner on green corn, eating seven ears. The farmer asked him how much he paid for board at the Arlington and Cannon re plied; “Six dollars a day," "Well." said the farmer constituent, "Joe. don't you think It would be cheaper for 1011 tt hoard at a livery stable" Shamioolng. Cutting and Curling. ‘ Ail Hillr Work made to order. Hair Tonlra. St-alp Tr. ailments. Manlcur tng; Stage Wigs for rent for theat- - ! .l cr* 1 rlcal use or mask baMa. Cheapest F”?*- IMl’a 8wltid.es, r .u cents. 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