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r H 4 THE SUN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28. 1694. I
HUB Tijf vs.auericax Bonr.uv.
HI n They Say That If JCIet4 ta CamrreaaThey
HI H ,VI" rr' to ' MjatM aa4 la.
1,1 f H; rrae la Tun Lara; luronti-
III Ofi rrohlMMaatsta DleM an th Saajeet,
It St, Tn position of additional candidate for Con.
jjj K Brew la aud near Naif York in regard to th
HI M outrageous, sectional, Inquisitorial, and hence
ill HE van-American Income tai which U Included In
11 Fiji th Wilton bill. It given below. The question
HI fjlj asked candidate were!
BH I. Aw yon foe o against tha laeoxa lax t
InKI "" " 'or " , Ton t,sr extension aad farther
r lllliaQ appticatloa of th system I aaafu rated by th prtstnt
illlS taw, and la what war and to what extent!
illltfft '" " ,n,t " wlU ye droel the repeal ef
llfiaf the Inrome tax lections of the Tariff bill patted by
I iltlffl toe Flfty-thlM Congress, and will you vote for thsl
Ulliil ftpeal every Um f I
' II 1 1 til Difficulty wm experienced In finding th fol-
i HllEfl lowing candidate, and to their view oould not
' f M be given along with tho of th other eandl-
811 I if date of their respective partle InTaa Btn
IIHI 1 t Sundart
(jlufl Jotsra P. Fitch, First district. Democrat,
1 HI If II declined to place) himself on record either for or
II If If against th lnoom tax at present, taring he
I lllifjl Would be pleased to be Interviewed on the sub
1 HI lest later.
HI ! WiWJAsf RtaJ, BLxteenth district, Dtmc-
I fIJ aTt! "IbUeved,andnn UU of th opinion,
H 1 1 that large Income should par tax to the
UUI State, Instead of to the general Government.
j II Jill But In view of theunmlstakabUsentlmentofthe
9l people of the whole country on this question, 1
lljpl belleT It Is ttselea to agitata th repeal of the
l Income Tax law at the present time. Aa It will
! J Jill expire br llmlutlon with the year 1809, it
'il M would be wiser, it teems to me, to giro it a fair
, I fijl trial In the mean time."
. I HI Bexjamix L. FaIughild, BLxteenth district,
f nil Bepubllcani "lam against th Income tax. I
I r jj do not oar to discus th matter further than
i HI to sar that, admitting the advisability of an
j ill Income tax. It Is a matter which should be left
f j I to BtaU legislation, not national."
I I 'j The answers returned to the questions by the
) r h , oaadldatet of th Socialist-Labor, Populist, and
' I l Prohibition parties were as follows i
Iff Hixnr HorrsTAiDT. First district, Socialist-
J j Labor partr. Mr. Hoffttaedt doe not speak
j i English, but through an Interpreter he said em.
I l phattcallyi "I am for aa lnoom tax and will
Ml, vote for It ererr time."
IJj MJGBAXt. IUphaxl, Second district, People's
B partr I No, I m Dot exactly in faror of an tn-
comet. I think that, as long a the Govern
I rnent can get along on the revenue from lm-
iB porta. 1st people bar their money. Of Bourne,
(I when It becomes absolutely imposslbl for as to
ifl set along without an Income tax, w will bora
itsst to have one."
Bj Chahxm h. FtmuAif, Second district. Social.
Ut-Labor Party I "Yea, Indeed, I am for an In
flj come tax. and will vote for on vry Urn I get
' flj Fbxxdobjm OABnrrrsov Surra. Second dlt-
BJ trlot, Prohibitionist! " I am absolutely opposed
j to an lnoom tax. It Is an Iniquitous and un-
1 Bj American measure, and. If elected, I will adro-
IcaU It repeal and voto for that repeal every
Uarrisos T. Hicxok, Third district, Peo-
l pie's party: "I am for an lncom tax every
m time, and will vote for one,"
PAUfc Obouxb, Third district, Socialist-Labor
J party, said be wa In favor of th Income tax.
II Th second question, h said, ha was not able to
IH answer at present.
I AtiDBxrw L. MAitTCr, Third district, Prohlbi-
H tionlstt "I am for the income tax. I know
.n of no class of people better qualified to help sup-
Hi port th Qovernment than thos who haveln-
Ik comes. I would farther apply and extend th
I jm present system by taxing all incomes, lncreas-
j lj I lng tho percentase of taxation according to the
p Income."
i I P Knoca L. Vosb, Fourth district. People's
II i party) "I belong to th PeopU't party, and
I HI consequently I am for an Income tax. Should I
: ml go to Congress I would certainly vote for one."
I I Ifj . Albbkt Ky, Fourth district, Soclalist-
Labor party: "Of course I am for an income
Ufejll tax, and will vote for It every time I get ft
I jflU chance."
HI Uxobob R. Bcorr, Fourth district, ProhlbU
HI I tionlstt "Yes, I am for an Income tax, because
Il I think the rloh should help bear the burden of
j lllll' taxes, every one according to his means, you
I 1 1 know. If I should go to Congress, which I have
i cot the slightest hope of doing, I would vote for
UK an income tax every time."
l Wilmam C. Boubki, Fifth district. People's
j party i "Certainly I am for an income tax. Not
I one Ilk th present law, which allows George
H,' Oonld to go to New Jersey and escape It. But,
J I j if we can't get better one, I'll vote for this
Jill'' one's maintenance avery time."
Jill nuDOLPB J. Labok. Fifth district, SocUlist.
I L Labor party "Vex, certainly, I am for an In.
HI come tax, and, if I tun elected, yon can count on
i i my vote for It every time."
Ifll Au-nossa Major. Fifth district. Prohibition.
1 -' 1st, said he was against the Income Ux, and, If
i Ml be cot the chance, would vote for Its repeal.
i 'Il ' Gxoiwjb SMrrn, Sixth district. People's party,
'HI t asid at first that he was against the income tax,
1 I as he was opposed to all class legislation. Then
1 . he changed hit answer and said : " I'm with th
i People's prty on that question," The People's
I I , , party platform fa vor a graduated income Ux.
1 ; He said he could not answer the second question
i I Jotxrn HruiEBnAiroT, Sixth district. Social.
1st-Labor party, favor an Income tax. He
HI would exempt incomes of $10,000 or less, and
HI above that amount would apply a graduated tax
I i , ' Up to 115,000. Upon all Incomes of $28,000 he
' ! x would impost a tax of half the lncom. From
.; i i' S33.000 be would Increase the taxation.
1 ! ' laxAKtraABUJiOH, Seventh district. Socialist-
flj ' Labor party t "I'm not opposed to the present
law, but I think it should be a graded tax. and I
J', Would vote for ueh ft measure."
l V 2 Edwajid J. WnxxxxB, Beventh district, Pro-
5 Jl I hlblUonlat: "I am for a tax on th income of
I j f corporations, tuoh as was recommended by the
S IJ I President to Congress. I am In favor of th
1 1 I principle of the present law, but I fear that any
t 1 1 L Just application of It to personal Income Is im
$ ''j ! practicable. I do not favor It extension, but It
i ' restriction to corporate Incomes. I favor the re.
,'' il u I peal of that portion of the tax which relates to
j, II i ' th lnoom of Individuals."
t jjj Albxut E. Ukobb, KUhth dittrlot, Popullsti
'tip "I am la favor of graduated income tax,
V 1 though I am not prepared to state the exact
li scnetne. I tnink UX Incomes above 12,000
' Sjj I Should be taxed."
(I t. Jons Naoxl, Eighth district, BoclalUt-Labor
- Illl i party: " I'm In favor of the tnoome tax, but I
': ' I ! would make It higher than It Is under th pre.
UlJ entlaw. I would tax th manufacturer In ratio
,j . to the amount of money h waa making from
j i '. the labor of the man he employed."
9 tt ' Jambs D. Onxxaprx, Eighth dlstriet, Prohlbi.
j1 j tlonist: "I am opposed to the Income Tax law in
"M , lu present form. I think It 1 class legislation
', j of the worst kind. It we have any inoome tax, I
. j X believe In one that will reach all classes. Yes, I
5 ; would vou for the repeal of th present tax at
every opportunity."
' Abbauam BesuAJt. Ninth district, Popullsti
I IS t "I believe that for Income larger than $3,000
f the rata of taxation should be gradually In.
I lltf creased,"
jf Daniel Ob Liob. Ninth district. Socialist
f , lf Labor party i " The inoome tax doe not Interest
I .' 1 our prty in the least, so I'm not for or against
fi , it. An lncom Ux in th abstract is perfectly
IE rilf ftoptr, butiuth ooncrete that Is to say, aa
f iJF things are to-day It U different matter alto-
f IH gether, fc&d will be a ineffectual as a law to
14 til exclude foreign labor. Such matter don't In.
(I l!jf terest tho worklngman In any way whatsoever.
I? Hll They are Just as useless aa all laws mad by
if II If capitalists and monopolist for th benefit of
fl Hfi tho laboring class."
B Dr, Twenty D. Uoldejt, Ninth district, Pro-
ir Ph hibltlonlst, refused to answer.
I flfl ' AVilliau J, Yates. Tenth district, Prohlbi-
(i.f tloultt: "I am against the Income tax, as I do
I rjlji not twllev the Government ha any right to
J U inqtui4 Into a man's Unsocial condition. If
I jV elected to Cougrvas I waul J vote for th repeal
fK of the present law at every opportunity,"
Wtt I CaABXS0Tuxiuv, Tenth district. Populist:
f !' I "I am In favor of a graduated income tax, such
f - ( sj Vtll ahsolately prevent ft man becoming ft
twenty.mllllonaire. When ft man becomes as
wealthy a Mr. Rockefeller, for Instanoe, I'm In
faror of taxing him 50 per cent. A man can't
become that wealthy honestly."
CitARLM U. TtcKE, Tenth district. Socialist
Labor party, refued to answer.
William 11. Loncrt, Eleventh district. Pro.
litlittlonM; " I am emphatically In favor of an
Income tax. 1 would advocnto Its extension so
that It applied to all Incomes of $1,000 or over."
HliwAHD F. Zimmerman, Eleventh district.
Populist: " 1 am In fnvorof a graduated Income
tax, and believe all Incomes aboi e f 2,000 should
be Used."
FitAsct II. KoMta, Eleventh district. So
clalht Labor party! "lam for an Income tax
for the simple reason that It will to certain
extent release tho burden from those who enjoy
miall Incomes ami put it ou thwe who have
larger ones provided the law i. p pjrly exe.
cuted. 1 favor the extension and further nppll.
cation of the system InAagurated under the
present taw, because I think It would bo Just
tinder the present social system. I would hare
progressive Income tax the smaller ones to bs
exempt and th larger one to be taxed in ft pro
gressive ratio."
Gkobob Tomblmox, Twelfth district, Pop
ulist: " I am in favor of making a higher rate of
taxation than the present income tax law. I
want those rich fellows to help support uC
WiLMAM KLI.tOEMBxno, Twelfth district,
Socialist Labor partyl "Certainly I'm In favor
of the Income tax. All Incomes above a certain
sum. say $100,000, should be taxed more than
two per rent. I would vote in favor of Improv
ing the law or making a graduated tax."
Jonn McKr.E, Twelfth district. Prohibitionist!
" I am emphatically opposed to an Income tax of
any sort. If elected I would vote for the repeal
of the Income tax ecctlon of the Tariff bill every
time the opportunity presented Itself."
Joseph Fjmx, Thirteenth district. Populist, Is
In favor of tho income tax.
William T, WESTxnriBLO. Thirteenth dls.
trlct. Socialist Labor party! "I am In favor of
the Income tax, and I would not vote for its re
TiicopniLCS J. MARSEn, Thirteenth district.
Prohibitionist: "I am in favor of the Income
tax law because I think In this way the rich will
pay a fair share of the taxes. In a general way
I think the present tax Is about right, and I do
not favor Its extension."
EDWAnn V. Wmoiir. Fourteenth district,
Populist: "I'm In favor of taxing Incomes to that
It will be utterly lmporiblefor a man to become
worth $10,000,000. I'd make the rata 7S per
cent. If necessary to this end."
Isaah Uk-xkimt. Fourteenth district. Socialist
Labor part! "I'm for an Income tax every
time I'm not in favor of the income tax feat
ure of the present Tariff bill, simply because It
Is not strong enough. I would place a higher
percentage on tho money of tin- rich, and under
no circumstances would I vote for the repeal of
tho law."
Tho I'.xv. Samuel Z. Battel, Fourteenth dlsv
trlct. Prohibitionist: "lam In favor of an In
come tax, but I do not faror the present applica
tion of It."
Edward Hexcklzr, Fifteenth district.
Socialist Labor party: "I think tho principle of
the income tax is right. The more money a man
receives tno moro Interest he thould piy on it,
and I would vote for such a Ux in preference to
the present one."
Diov W. nt.'HKE, Fifteenth District. Populist,
is for the in com o tax.
Joiik U. Lek.nos. Tlfteenth District. Prohlbi
tlonist: "lam In favor of an Income tax be
cause I believe that the wealthyclassshouM pay
some share of the general taxes. I am not In
favor of Us extension, lhe present law suits
Dr. E. B. Foote, Sixteenth District, Popu
list: "I'm In favor of a graduated tncorno tax."
James D. WEinr.KArr. Sixteenth District, So
cialist Labor party! "Yes. I think the Income
tax is all right a far as I understand It, but to
tell the truth I harn't thought much about It,
as I don't expect to be electod."
Clabesce W. Lyox. Sixteenth District, Pro
hibitionist: "lam in fa or of an Income tax. but
not in its present form. My Idea of n income
tax Is that Incomes of less than $10,000 should
not be touched. On Incomes of (10,000 to $100,
00U the tax should be graded so that on the lat
ter sum or sum about It It would be practi
cally prohibitory. I do not believe that a man
can honestly earn more than $100,000 a year.
If elected I would rote for the repeal ofth
present law, and I would strive for a law that
conformed to my Idva of a Just Income tax."
KEEriXO TAD ox wAxcnxxjr.
Mean by TThleh They An rniaitad from
Blerptnc While on Duty,
A night watchman la Brooklyn, especially In
one of the great stores or buildings, has small
cbasce of enjoying gentle slumber while he Is
on duty. Even If he does give way to drowsi
ness he Is apt to be rudely awakened before he
has had time to get his eyes fairly closed, and
this awakening Is done by the American Dis
trict Telegraph Company
The system emplned Is simple but effective.
In each building of a subscriber ar placed calls,
connected with tickers lu the dittrlot ufflco of
the company. To reach the call successively
tho watchman has to traverse the whole build
Ins from top to bottom. There Is a schedule
made out for him. showing tho time at which he
must pull each call. If he falls to do so at the
appointed time, he will soon be asked for on ex
planation. For Instance, in one of the large dry
goods houses there Is a station, as the calls are
named. In the delivery room In the sub-basement.
Hero the signal must be turned In for
the first time at 7 P.M. At 7:02 P. JL a call
mutt be sent In from the soda-water fountain
on the main floor; at 7:04 from the front of the
main floor; and so on, signals mutt bo turned In
at Intervals of two minutes nntll the watchman
has gone all over the store. Then at 8 o'clocx
he iieginsayaln, and keeps up his rounds until
0 o'clock in the mornlnir.
At the telegraph office accurate account Is
Vent of tho tlgtials. Eachstatinn has a number.
When the signal comes In a bell rings the num.
ber, and at the same tiino II U recorded on a
tape. The operator Urn marks on tho Up th
exact time of the eltwal, and then nnaheetof
paper prepared for the purpose roitkp a record
of the slcnal. On this tam paper Is printed the
number of stations the sulwriberhaaand the
time when the sIieusI should be received. If
the signal doe not come In within a
short time of the hour and minute ret for it, a
man Is sent immediately Ui the bulldlne to find
what the matter Is, andth next morulnx a re
port I srotto the main office and to the sub
scriber xajiugtUittthenatchmau fulled to turn
Inatertaln elirunl thu nhiht before, and ulv In
the watchman s tciim for his failure to do so.
By this system It Is almo.t Impossible for any
thing to happen In a building without tho com
pany knowiug it In a very short time.
Brooklyn is a iiultt town and a sedate one, and
the men have a habit of crosslm; the bridge of
an evening and laur.thliii: forth Into the pleas
ures of the mrtropolls, leaving their wlv to
take rare of tho houses. Now, to help these
whes in hours of need, the company has sys
tem of tolls by which a policeman, the family
phjtlclan, or n carriage ran bo obtained In a
short time. The subscriber leaves at the office
the address of the family physician. When he
Is wanted the lever of the rail box Is pulled three
times, and a man Is sent out for him imme
diately from the dUttiit fiftlce. If ho can't be
found, the people are notified of tho fact.
Prospecting for Bridal Chamber,
yrvn IA SI. touts it juolfc,
" Got any bridal chambers here?" asked a tall,
awkward youug man. with an ancient carpt
sack In one hand, a frightened look on nls face,
a black slouch baton his head, and wearing
hand roe-down suit of faded brown. lie was
from some interior town of Missouri.
"Ye, sir: we hava some cry fin bridal
chambers here." said Chief Clerk Cunningham.
" oal. 1 want ter look at 'em, fer l'e got to
engage one uv 'em," said the stranzer.
'All right! lust step this way. please," said
Mr. Cunningham, who called an assistant and
gave the order! "Show this gentleman the
bridal chambers."
The stranger lovettlittted the bridal chambers
for half an hour, and then returned to the roun.
terdown stairs and said to Mr. Cunningham:
"Golly I those rooms air loovely I Now, they
air the finest you have, air they '
" Yes. sir ; they are the finest In the city, and
are good enough for a mlUionali and hi
" Waal. I'm much obliged fer all the trouble
you've gone to; I'll be In next week, I t'pose,
and take one uv 'em," the stranger said, mov
ing off,
"Oh. you did not with to ensrage a bridal
chamber todsy," said Mr. Cunningham.
lhe youug stranger almost Jumper cut of bis
"Gnehamlghty. mister," he exclaimed, "I
hain't ast the gal ylt. I'm Jilt a-doln' this to
git my nerv uu so I can go back bom an' pop
, th' questten tor."
rar Bar ef reatlvlty, Daring Which
Hoaara Were Hhowcre Vpon IIIm-111
Near Opera Iraaeaaee4 a Maeee.
Views a, Oct. lO.-It has not often happened
In the annals of Vienna that a private cltlien
has been honored in the manner in which the
fiftieth anniversary of Johann Strauss's first ap
pearance as a conductor his been celebrated.
It It not going too far to assert that never has
musician had more attentions showered on him
from far and wide, and attentions, moreover,
that so few hate begrudged. Three day
previous to the annlverjr.ry of that his
torical date when first he burt noon
the pnbllo of Vienna as the legitimate
successor to his father, the festivities were
begun by the production of the wnltx king's
atMtwork. "Jabuka or the Applo Festival."
This wa followed on tho next day by the first
performance of anew ballet In the Opera House,
an entire act of which Is devoted to the glorifi
cation of Btrauts, while the two concert at the
Mnstkvertlns PaaL one by the Phllharmonlo
Poclety and the other by Edward Strauu's own
band, were as fitting as Introductions to the
anniversary day with it delegations, presenta
tions, and felicitations as could well be Imagined.
To recapitulate Strauss's service to art, or to
refer to the Important part he has played In
contributing to tho entertainment and good
humor of the entire civilized world, would be to
repeat ft tolo familiar to every one. From the
Oct, 13 with every outward sign of success. At
least one hundrd rnnsecmliu performanestre
aeaured for tho work in iti rmtho town; Its
prospects in other cities and other countries re
main to be seen. If It falls t gain a lasting
pi we among the standard comlo operas It will
be through no (unit of Its (.ompojer, but solely,
c has unfortunately l.iippem.4 too often befote,
through the Inabil'ty of his librettists.
"Jabuka" lathi name of afistiral that or.
curs at apple time every year in tiervlan Hun
Kar, To the n.t.iaurt.'i of tcekolola national
dante) the marriageable men rhoo-e their help,
mates for life, lgiilf ing theiriholce br offer
ing an apple, into which generally a gold coin
has been stuik. It the applets Ukeu and bit
teu into. It Is tantamount to the acceptance of
the sailor, wlthuhom thakoloit then danced
The tint act of the operetta Is laid In front of a
country tavern, where )oung people of both
sexes Lave assembled on their way to the Ja
buka, that U to taka place that evening
in the neighboring village of IUIzza. All
are looking forward eagerly to tho fes
tival, save two young noblemen, Mlrko and
Vasllvon Gradlnaz, who Inhabit a dilapidated
old castle hard by. and who are so deeply In
debt that thev fear they may bs turned out by
their creditors at any moment, A third
visitor to tho tavern, the court tunitlou
ary Joscbko. likewise takes little share
in the general Jubilation, for hi own
happiness and enJoment of Ufa cou.
sUl In serving processes of law and distraining
the goods of Insolvent debtors. This stage fig.
ore is a long way after certain familiar Knglltn
models, but tno acquainted with the cccen.
trie creations of W 6-, Gilbert will not have far
to seek to find what serted the author. Kalbuk
and Pavls, a prototype for this would-be comic
personage, llerr Max Kalbuk, by the way.
Is ft familiar Viennee Joumallstlo figure, his
appearance at all times being accentuated
by ft characteristlo .soft flt bat of i
most gsnsrous and conastcieus prepcrtio&a, la j
addition to hit newspaper work, he haa trant.
lated several opern libretto, "Otello" and
"Amlco Frltx" among them, which have been
very generously praised. He Is accounted an
Influential person In the Joiirnaltstlo world of
Vienna (a fact that probably determined Jo.
hann StrauM In accepting nls text), thouph
he has hitherto had nn original libretto to show
for proof of nls qualification as n plsywrlght
W 1th his collaborator, Herr Davl.lt isnlfferent,
as he Is the author of a successful comedy thst
was produced hen two years ago and has had a
most flattering career thus far wherever it ha
ben given.
However, to return to "Jabuka" and the plot
of the new opera, Joschko't plon. M already
remarked. Is distraining on Insolvent debtors,
and w hoover fails a victim to this passion at the
same time may rount on his fullest sympathy.
"Whoever Joschko rerve, he loves," and tor
this very rewon he hates the rich, who give him
nothing to do, nbote all the wealthy peasant,
Mtoha. An opportunity to play Mlscha a trick
soon presents Itself. The ieasant's daughter.
Jelks, It not only the richest, but alo the
most beautiful rjlrl for miles around, so
that It Is not surprising that Mlrko
Jon Oradinas should promptly fall In
lorelth her. nnd, as Mlscha'a horses cannot
bo rxtrlcnted from a moraM Into which ther fell,
and a he cannot for this reason drive with his
wlfa and datitthtor to the Jabuka, Mlrko offers
hl own rnrrlage, asking a kiss as fare from
Jelka. Offended by this request, Jelka derides
him, while the yonng UMpodar. In order to
Sunlsh the proud beauty, persuades Josckko to
on the iotume of an Hungarian magnate,
which this functionary has seized from some
Indigent nobleman, and to offer Jelka and her
mother a neat In his carriage. Then. Instead of
taking them to ltavlzza, thn cnrrlago Is driven
straight to the castle of Gradlnnr. where Mlrko
awaits them.
Kofar. so good! as an Introduction the first
act Promises the customary complications re.
suiting from the substitution of-a private house
for a public hostelry. Hut the'fnn that, for In.
stance. Goldsmith got from the situation In
"Hhe Stoops to t'onoirr." or Mellhac nnd
llalevr In "La Vie Wrltlenne." Is entirely
missed by Johnson Btrauts' latest librettists.
erly beginnings in the old Dommayer Garden,
where his first success, both as conductor and
composer, was gained, his career has been an
uninterrupted series of triumphs, few of which
have been disputed or even rendered difficult.
His operettas, to be sure, with tho exception of
"Fledermaus," and possibly "Zlgeuncrbaron,"
hare suffered from Insufficient and unsatisfac
tory librettos; his one higher lyric tllght, "Hit
ter Pasinan," produced nt the Imperial Opera
in 1602, has alrcaiydlappeared from the reper
tory, but t en In the case of these partial fll
uies the talent of Strauss has always been duly
acknowledged, while each new waltz, polka,
galop, or march that appeared between whiles
was accepted as further proof of his apparently
Inexhaustible productive faculty. Trie number
of his works has ulready excuded four hundred,
and, far from having reached the end of his
tether, his later compositions give evidence of
astonishing spontaneity of Invention coupled
with evidence of technical and musical skill
Suite lacking In his earlier work. A series of
ance numbers, such a the ballet muslo of
STiuusa at 30.
" nitter Pasman." proves Jobann Ptrauta to be
In fulleet poeMlon of his unrivalled gifts,whlle
It may well claim u position by the side of what
Is best nnd most tillable in the literature of
dar.ee music.
Not on many geniuses Is bestowed that u
prenie gift of personal popularity, and especially
among musicians there are but few lnsu.ni es of
It. Johann Strains has certainly been sn ex
ception his life long to the rule, and In this
respect thn very antithesis of his lllnstrious
friend and fellow townsman, .loharnes llrnhms.
Tho spontaneous tribute of uffectlon and grati
tude, freely paid old and oung. hlgn and low,
has fallen lo btrauts's share at ull times during
the past fifty years, and so It is not to be won
dered at that the present annhervnry should
have been eagerly chosen to show every
honor to the waltz king. And ua
though to express his thanks therefor in
the raont fitting way, ha has given to
the world lilt festival opera "Jabuka," which
wa produced at the Theatre an der Wlen on
The second act, which tales place In a hall of
thocastli. set- the arrlwl of Jelka nnd her
mother. Both, however, dlsapiwar, as they Im
agine, into a private room of the Inn, until the
hour for tho .Inbuka shall arrive, and as a
special celebration has bceu Improvised
h Mirko, tho characteristic dauco and various
other formalities are Bono through with,
apple linvni ties nre brought in from which the
fruit Is pliickd. and tho voung lord offers him
self to Jelkn, who has In tho meanwhile ap
peared on the rcno of action. the, however,
ugnln refuse him, nnd now becomes an object
of d" rllon on the part of the lads nnd losses
aiembled. who open her eyes to the manner la
which ho has compromised herself by accept
ing the hospitality of Mlrko. Against her com
cantons atlatU tho young master so uccess
ftilly protects her that following- tho dictate of
her heart she finally accepts hli wooing. His
iTothcr. In tho mean while, hna capturod the
heart and hand of a rich starch manufacturer's
daughter, so that Just at tho rummit of hU
ambillou Jixchko's occupation is goue.
hvldentlrnota very Interesting or entertain
ing set of characters have the librvttlsts Intro
duced to uu. and as for the so-called comic cle
ment, w hlch. after nil, plays so important a part
In every operetta. It I of extremely dubious
quality. In unite of tho hemic oTorM of Vienna's
prime favorite. Herr tlirardi, tho opportunities
fpr laughter are few and far between: and
though lha most reliable prophets of theatrical
affairs here prognosticate an uninterrupted suc
cession of "M)ld out" performance", thin ap.
Jarent succcts will havo to be credited solely to
ohann Strauss's share in the new ork.
From beginning to end tho muslu Is genuine
Struuts. potteMintr all tho qualities that are
needed for popularity. It Is quite Incalculable
how many couples will, during the coraiug win
ter and UiereafUr. bo dancing to "Johann"
Strauss. lhat it's destined to becumu familiar
and popular may bo accepted as a foregone
conclusion. Thrnughojt Oio ecoro tho or
chestra is treated with rar I'scntlon and an
astonishing mastery of dyi amtr colors and ef
fects. Very hnppllyhavon. ml ferv Ian melo
dies been emplovid; Indeed, lar morolncul color
haa been expinaed on the muslo than the li
brettists know bow to put Into their book. The
tenor part has bean wrltton especially for Herr
btrtitmann, who. It will bo rememtwred. created
the UvjJfV Ikimn, after which rOle tho
new character has l u closely modelled.
The tenor of the Thcatro an lir Wlen
continues to be as great a favorlto of tho Vienna
publlo as ever, and haa received much praise
lor his liileM creation. The comedian (Jlrnrdl Is
accepted much after thu fashion thnt Francis
Vvilsonor Do Wolf Hopper would I hi with us,
while tho other member of the Lost, unknown
within a ftw hundred miles of the Austrian
capital, do n-it rise above the plane of respect
able mediocrity.
Th" day after this eventful prrwiWrr, for
which seats were bought with unprecedented
eagerness, a new ballet was produced at th Im
perial Opera Houir. the title of which, "Hound
About Vienna," sufficiently Indicates the nature
of tho loosely connected scenes that followed
each other In rapid succession. An entire
act was devoted to the hero of tho
hour, ubout a dnzm of his mn-.t popu
lar compositions being played by tho famous
orchestra, while tho not quite as de
servedly famous corps du ballet performed a
perlu of itnncrs that mlduitly gave Infinite
pleasuro to the large and festive audience that
had rouirregnted to honor the remarkably well
preserved o!d gentleman who sat In one of the
irtcrru boxrs with his family, and who bowed
his acknowledgments from this safe coign of
vantage till thu ev er Increasing tumult of ucela
rnatlon forced him to appear before tho cur.
talu. Moro than ever did these tilt of btruuss,
like gorgeous patches on a beggar's garb. Intro
duced as they wero In a ballet score of more
than dubious ciuallty, make one regret that
their composer, following the oft.urged sugges
tions of various luutlcal authorities, should not
have composed a regular ballet, which
without doubt would have tuLsn a umI.
tlonby the side of "blvla" and "Coppeila."
thos two ilaaslcs of terpslihorean art. How.
ever, strange as It may neein, Jobann Strauss,
the walu king, haa never bema In closest sym
pathy with the art of dam-tug, ae such; like
I nearly ull great com;ioaer he himself has never
I dsuced, though assuredly to but fow mortals
has the gift of rhythm been ghtn la such
I abundant measure.
. The most dignified and Important event of
I the StratiM ccltomtlons was unquestionably a
' concert given b the 1'hllharmouio orchestra
and the Manncrgxsargverelu, tu which all that
1 distinguished in politic, letters, unci art had
been invited. Tho prcrarnmr, toudsting en
tirely of htrautt compositions, offered nut the
" 1 irderinaut" overture, which assuredly no one
present, not even ritrauso hlnuelf probably, had
ever heard ordreamt of in such perfection. The
applause that followed was deafening, and the
enthusiasm that reigned might beaciepted quite
as much aa a tribute to the composition
itself as to 1U author. If possible, still more
electrical in its effect n a the bullet muslo from
"Hitter Pusman," which no less distinguished
a personage than Wllhelm Jahu. th director of
the opera, conducted with all the ability that
long era this placed him among the foremost of
the great orchestral leaders. If the quick suc
cessions of honors and distinction conferred
left Johann Strauss a moment for to unfeslive
ft feeling as rejrrt, he probably experienced
something of the kind in listening agalu to the
strains of his only serious opera which so
Quickly disappeared from the repertoire, and
which contains pages than which he never
Wrote anything worthier of hi reputation.
b urtUer contribution to th Itatiysi pro j
gramme, which will long bs remembered by
those who were fortunate enough to hear It a
one of the most beautiful In Its way ever list-
; ened to In the most musical city In th world,
were the " Kgyptmn March," wrlttn for the
opening of the Suez Canal: two of Strauss
most renowned waltzes, "Wile. Woman, and
Song." and "The Ileautlfut Hlue Danule."nng
by the Mannergeaugvereln, and some transcrip
tions for piano by the favorite Mennese tlr
tuoo, Herr Alfred Grtlnfeld. .....
The w hole concert was a noble tribute by the
representative musicians of Vienna to that
composer, who. perhaps moro than any other,
has contributed to the (urns and glory of his
natlv" town. Promlntnt at all tho HtrnusJ
festivities has been Dr. Johannes Urahms, who
Is anions the most devoted friends and ml
mlrcrs of the waltz king, nnd not a few who
noticed him seated In the directors' box, may
have drawn a parallel between the popularity
thnt has lccn galntd by the one romnoscr ntd
which the other has never succeeded in sctur.
lng. Apropos of llrahm. It might be men.
Honed tiiit on tho autograph fan In the poe-cs.
slon of I'rau tlr.tut, the famous author of the I
"Detitsrhos Heqtilem" hat written tomo bars of
thn "Hluo IHiiuIm" waltr, nnd underneath,
"1 nfnrturntely not bv Johnnnt llnhm."
, In the afternoon of the clay when the icnccrt
by thn Philharmonic orchestra took place. Ed
ward Strauss and hi band tillered a most gener-
oils prou'rannno made up exclusively of works
by Ml brother. It was a final and co'icluslvo
proof of tho fertility of the matter's Invention.
As ono familiar work follow I'd the other, nu
extentlve not potirrl of nil his most jiopular
waltz melodies forming tho ple V: riaisfarirr.
It would, indeed, hiveliti more than nn net of
temerity to havo withheld the trtbuto that be
lotigt to talent of thn very highest order.
On the fourth day of the Htrauss Jubilee, Oct
l.. which whs th" real anniversary of lilt fl"t
appparatico ni a conductor, cmiuruttilitlons nnd
PitsonH caimipourilig In from evav quarter,
deltgatlnn pri'sentcd thtmselvps ft. hN home,
and whatever can bo done In the way of honor.
Ing n private citizen was accomplished. Flowers
and wreutha without number, presents, nlid
mementos vii re offered, tho cotlftl and most
Important gift b-lng the memorial wreath that
had been eiii from America by strauss's trans
atlantic ndm rer.
A largo banquet where speeches In plenty
were made and toasts without numtier were
druul: nmrked the Inst of tho festival tiropir,
and nitught was lift to tho waltz klng'K ad
lulrcrt to Ihi done, unlets 11 bo to trust lhat tho
exiitenniit of the p'Ht diys may bo kafily
gotten over. A German proverb has It ti.at
nothing Is more dlltlcnlt to bear than a succcf
s'oti of fair dav. It la to bo hoped that tho truth
of this nphorlm may not be proved In the caso
of Juhanu btrnuss. W. vo.t rJAClts.
6 a in he was scAJim to ieatii.
Fnglnecr Mcfnrthy'a ,Iok la Jtallroail
Slullrilue: Day In Oregoa.
Ono of tho mot t pi ptilar and best known loco
motive engineers on the Pouthirn 1'aclfla Hall
road on itt branch from Kin Francltco to Port
land. Ore., It Han McCarthy, who has a daylight
run through tho famous ltoguo Hlver Valley
In tho southern part of Oregon. He has been
with tho rallioad ever sin 'C It was built, and. In
fact, hilped to build It cp through all that coun
try where the Modoc used to roam In full
mastery, McCarthy cuius from the East, but
now nothing would Induce him to return to his
old homo except for a brief visit. He ow ns one of
tho finest fruit orchards In all thnt country,
probably thu best v. alley In the world for fruit
growing. He also owns a gold mlno all to him
self w hlch h.u just been opened In a cut In tho
railroad through which he runs every day, and
this world's affairs look somewhat rosy for him.
McCarthy has many Interesting stories of his
early experiences In railroading In Oregon, and
tho ono thai amtisis him most occurred at a
pluco called I'ha-nlx in the ltoguo River Valley,
cot far from tho prosperous town of Ashland,
where ho lives. When the road hnd got as far
as Phrrnlx, ubout ten years ago, there gathered
one Sunduy from miles around no Ices than
1,500 persons. Many of Uicm had never seen n
locomotive. They came on horsebai k nnd In all
sorts of convejances, and it seemed ns if thero
could not bo that many persons In all routhern
Oregon. Tho curiosity and excitement over the
new railroad was tremendous. Inasmuch as
the'eompan) had a largo force nt work building
the road, and as work there was easy. It was
necesary for the citizens to move quickly If
tl ry would Kec tho road go through and be on
hand lo f-f" the first locomotive that came up.
Ihoepcctaton tied their horn to the trees
that had been felled and thero was great con
fusion in the throng. As fust us thu rails wero
laid McCirthy Kept moving up his engine
while tho people gathen-d around to watch hit
machine and Its wonderful working. They
Interfered with the truck luyers to tomo extent,
but that was unavoidable. Finally ono old man
inran up close to the malno and asked if ho
could not climb up Into it nt u murk of special
distinction. Met. arthy gav o hit permission, nnd
soon the old man wn silting In the cab. Ho wot
In raptures and could i.ot hold hlmwlf la. Ho
exrlilmrd In the hearing of nearly all thosu who
"llnnl. tlo.1, 1 have lived to see this day. I
n ver thoufht It would rom that I should see a
locomotlv" again. I am nn old Forty-niner, nnd
havo nut sceu a iocouiotlvu since I left the Kn-vt
fro many yeort a;o. ow I am riding ou the
locomotive, inanic uoo, ttianK (iit."
The old man went on lu this way for along
time and had worked up the rrov-d ton greut
deal of enthusiasm. The) cheered h'tn unci they
rheertd the locomotive with great zttt. The
cruwd wns In'crtfrlm: with tl.n work, nnd Mc
Carthy thought h would hav un little Jokoaiid
also tee if hv could not clear tne tracks to fomo
extent. He tipped the wink to hli fireman to
blow off utertin in the liveliest fashion. Thu old
man w m beginning his fourteenth oration to tha
spectators when w ith the nolneof a tornado and
a terrific ebhl tho engine b"c:in to snort nnd
rour. Pnnlo seized tho entire throng. The
hor-es ran awa by the dozen, men fill out of
trees, hid themselves behind boulders, ran hat.
li-t for hundred of turds, crushed through
debris, plunged through streams, and panting
Mid frlghU mil disappeared In tho utnU-rbriini
ntiots tho valley. Itwat every man tor hlinfclf
and horses and wogont might goto peplitlon.
Tho last day hadioma for scores of them,
fc'omo droppid In the attitude of nrajtr and
others fell flat on thi lr fares in the hope of es
caping some of the missiles that they wero sure
would soon begin t lly. Tho old man wlio
thanked Hod that ho had lived to re" that dav
simply fell out of ihe cab window nnd lay Ui
side the eiiglno unable to get up, and waiting
tor the end. which be hoped would e without
prolonged nirony. No such stampede was ever
seen In that Lountry. and the memory of It lin
gers vivldlv with those present to thfjdiiv
At last the extru steam became exhausted,
and by degrees tho crowd begun to return.
They raiiio rautloti'-ly nt first nnd kept a re
spectful distance. Tho old nan win so bruised
thnt ho could not rret away very far. Ho eoon
plucked up hltrournso to nnproach McCarthy
and to say, standing on th" ground tins time:
"Neighbor, 1 am nn old Forty-niner, and I
have seen many hard-hips and have hd all
sorts of close cults. I fought all through the
Modoc war, and I know wnut danker Is from
Indian and wild animals, I toll )ou I huro
been in some pretty tlirht fixe, but I want to
say I wsj never scared to death liefore."
Worts to Iinprose the Native Itreed bj
Crossing vTltb Imported Mfock,
The Aruentinti Republic hw latuly Istued a
pamphlet entitled "Tho Hone, the Ass, and
tho Mule " It contains a great deal of informa
tion about the. hoi-roof that country. The Ar.
gcnt'ne Republic occupies the third place In tho
world so far as tho breeding of horses Is con.
ccrned P.uf-ia comes first, whlto tho United
blates Hold second place,
Ihohorso hxs ben hu important factor In
the civilization of tho bouth American people
as It formerly constituted their chief means of
transportation. All Journeja wire tnado on
horseback, several remounts belus made by
each rider. Only when heavy nnd bulky mer
chandise had to be carried did the people use
csrlsdrawn by oxen. The) aUonsedparkicuUs.
Fifty jiars ago horses lived in a wild sialo
and managed to draw uwitv to their wild lifo,
small herds of dcntistlcuted animals. They
hud Increased In a most extraordinar) manner.
Thofoutitry was not ver Drosnerous at that
tine, wliol" ranches wero abandoned by their
owners, and oiti'.nodeirt iatil- fannslhere
were as man) as 50.000 head of ui'd horses. At
promt mo,t of the herd are dunuMliuInl
The rommou bucd of horw 111 the ri publlo
ar called critvilhw. They were the original
breed, hut of lato years breeders have Isim
crossing them with Imported stock from
KngUud and this country. Tho horix-s are of
falrUe. from 14 to IS bunds high. They nro
strong and healthy animals possessing i.'reat
lower of einliir.ii.co. i he don't require much
feetl. ao tin uroroi.leiit wlih the pastum they
find lu tin field. In I'o louutiy IItrl(t ow
ing to the sandy nuturu of the soil, the hone
arc never shod.
In the province of Monies (irandet the horse
n f.iriou for their el?.. They nro bigger and
strrnger thsn the ordinary rrlrollo. Hy the
lust lensus turn were 4,'Jo'J,017 horso6 lu the
Argcnliue Kepubllc.
Mr. riatl's Coasldsratloa.
Mr. Thomas C. Pltt erldently believe that
there thould be a strong emphasis on the first
syllablo of the word "consideration." At least
that Is thu way he pronounced It the ether night
In the lobby of tho Fifth venue Hotel, when
the spoknman of a deh-catlon suggestedto him
their plan for wlciilnsr the election.
I ill give It consideration." said Mr. Piatt,
Only thoe who heard him ran form any idea
of tho significance of the wool. It suggested a
blanket of lee, and the listeners knew that th.
Lopes of the delegation were frown beyond
" ' -rr
Ha Ones, fa th Character afa Swell. task
Hapaort of a rrta4 ofl rrieatt,
" 'Arc you ready, ChamesT tayt de Duchee.
and I yella back t' hen Mnftmlnutel'Itay.
giving her de Goft game. Scef
" It was my night off, and me and de Duchess
and Magglo was going t' chase ourself down t'
de Ilow'ry t' see me friend, do barkeep, what U
now Magglo de housemaid' tteady. Pont you
copdat? b'teady ccmp'ny. Yea, dat't right
"Well, Magglo and de Duchess waa waltlnn
for me, cause I was tying m tie like Mr, Bur
ton, Miss Fannie' husband, ties his, whaUareg
nlar rarrle-daxxle t' do, but when yoa get It
done why, sny, it a wonder, ft peacht
"Ocn I sticks in one of Mr. Burton' pin
what I knowed he wouldn't want dnt night, him
being In dress close, and I gave me hair de var
nish part down dc middle, and I put on me silk
dicer, and, ri) I I wo pass de limit for style.
When I went I' de girl's, Maggie, de housemaid,
enys t' me, she says, 'Chltnmlosays be, 'Chlm-
tnlr. ter uilrfltn.'
"'Moggie,' soys I, 'Iw dreaming 'till you
copped me wld your blue Irish eyes, and dose
always makes me dead untomrself,' I ).
" Now dat Maggie haa ft steady of her own do
Duchess don't make no kick when me and
Maggie gives each odder do Jelly, Dot' de
funny ting 'bout women, Deyl never Jealous
of you 'bout nnoddcr woman what ha n steady,
but when do odder woman marries de steady
den she's Jenlnns of her again. If you just Jollies
her a little bit, I'd like t' know what t' ell, dat'
what I'd llko to know; for If ft Heady make ft
w otnan safe den a husband otter make her safer.
Dat'J right, otnt It? Hure.
" Hut jou never can't tell 'bout what ft woman
ts going to do, till It don't do you no good to
"Well, I was going t' Ull you! We chaaet
down town and meets me frlrnd.de barkeep,
and 1 taut ho must hav wheel In his head, for
how at dot ratty,
'"What fell I' I says t' him. 'Has deybrok
your drum?' say I, 'cause mo friend runs his
own drum, when me and Mr. Paul waa to de
op'nlmr, what I was telling you 'bout.
"'Mo drum's all right, Chlmmlc,' says he,
but me friend Hhlner Simpson Is up against It,
and 1 wants you t' help me.
"'Any friend of my friend, on your life!1 I
says t' him. Bee?'
" Den ho cops off de game t' me right. It was
llko ills; Dc mug what was trying f break Into
Congress-vthero dey makes de law for de
lawyer agin his friend Khlncr, in de NInt' dis
trict, had a swell mug from up town making ft
speech for him dat night in Frog Hollow, and
mo friend was dead crazy t' get n swell mug t'
make a speech for bblner, 'cause dat all de
style down dcre now-day, t' have swell mug
talk, but de odder side had run In a ringer, and
me friend hadn't got on t' his being a dead swell
'till Just before we meets him, and he wanted de
worse way t' break ev en. Ho wanted t' know
ronldn't I get Mr. Panl or Mr. Burton. I knowd
dat wasn't no go 'caune bote of dem was out wld
Miss Fannlo t' dinner.
" Den mo friend de barkeep says, all of a sud
dint, 'Chlmmlo,' sa)s he, 'Culmmle, )ou can do
do trick yourself 1'
"What fell!' I eays. 'Don't give me no
game.' Ntys I.
"Hat's one ting I never dono on de Bow'ry;
politics. 1'spoM) if 1 hod I'd lie owning me own
drum, and running it, but I never done It.
"Hut he says dat nil do folks what uster know
mo IndoNlnt' hnd a notion dat I'd become a real
swell. Dot comes from me friend dc barkeep
telling fairy storhs. Just for a Jolly, 'bout mo
having been left money t' burn a wot dog wld,
by n uncle.
'"Vou're dressed Ilk a swell, you knows all
de places In de NInt'. and dat'll titklo do gang,
and you can do de trick.' Rays me friend.
"(.'hlmmlo,' says Maggie, do hounemaid, ' you
can do de trick.' tho so). Shn it Irish ana It
w as politic", so sho was near having n fit wid Joy,
" bav. I begin to feel kinder queer, and 1 says
t' do Duchess:
"'Shall I mnkodo front. Ducbest ?'
"Well, dat I Hu he ts is a. dead game torrow
brcd If evirdcrowasoneromo from for'n part.
Shi ai vat' tuc Thiuncs,' she says, do de trick,
and I'll lie proud of von. I nover knowed you t
try nothing ) ot uu didn't win.'
'Hull cher, I was iu for It, and lasts me
friend de barkeep what would we do wld de
"Do nothing!' sa) a Maggie. 'Mo and de
Imchcsicolng t' root for ou. Dot's right.
Dat's what Maggie do housemaid ea)e, nnd me
friend gives her a hug right where we was chin
ning on de sidewalk.
"Say. when I was a kid and had ft fight on m
hands I was always dead craxy f get it off mo
hands, and dot wasde way I felt as de four of us
chases ourself s over t' Frog Hollow. Well, dre
on two corners was two truck wld torches and
crowds and music nud cheer and I began t' feel
like 1 hud skates on.
" Me friend de barkeep pushes up to one of de
truck w her n mug had Just dona a turn. Be
fore I knowd nnytlng wu waa dragged up on de
truck and do girls wa set In chairs, aird me
friend dobtrkt en was giving me a knock down t'
de crowd. Alter he bad riven ui" a great Jolly, he
sajs: 'Uoiuli do Hon'ablo Mr. Chames Fadden
may now ho at home In de purlieus of da rich
I nnd wolt-'y. ho l.ns never forgot de friends of his
boyhood, and lu deems It n iirlv'lege dls evening
t' meet youse agin, t' 'cuss de tHillircal problems
of do times on behalf of h's well 'steemed friend
Shiner b'lnpson. He Is wld us f night proud t'
brin; wld him in our midst de er-de loldles of
his household.'
" bay. vv Id dat do Duchess nnd Margie makes a
low from one end of do truck t'de odder, and
dey bote looked outter sight, forde Duchess bad
nn MIm Fonnlu's closo and Maggie hadonde
Duchess's. Den de quartet from Starvation
alley sung!
"Hu always loves to wsnder wld bis whole nouse-bolil.
"And mo friend, de barkeep, says Loldles and
gents, Mr, Chlmmlc Fadden.'
"Say. hully choc, wid dot Maggie de house,
maid let out a ) ell ) ou could beard ow ay ov er lo
htiigtown. and It set do crowd crazy I knows
don people, and so does Maggie. Here's nottln'
works dem up so quick as a pood yell, and da
one Maggie let out killed dem dtad.
" Den 1 takes off me Silk dlter, and when dey
seen de middle varnish part fine hair one mug
j ells out : 'Cop de dudo wig Chlmmlo hat got on
Jift avinuu' -
" I knowed de mug, and I points mo finger at
him nud rajs: Say. Plug Jooobeof O'Hafferty'
ltoo-t, you don't belong here; you belong over
by de odder truck, lor )ou'vo got two left feet.'
"WtlUipu otter hiurd do gang yell at dat. T
tell a mu; he ban two left feel is de wont ting
you can .-ay f him In de N'lnf. borae one
punched him in tho law. and dey trowed him
out of d crowd. We'ro wld ) ou, Chlmmlo.'
dey jelled,
. "en l51., Felly Cifzensl' I says.'Icould
talk pol'tlce to ion till jour ears fell off. cause
tiucp I left do glorious NInt' district I ain't had
nottln' f do 'cent studv nol'tlca s
"' True for )ou!' cried Maggie, and the give
anoddcronenf dose Kerry ) ells of her dat set
de crowd craxy again.
"But what ,f ell has pol'tlcs f do, wld dls
question ?'sa) I. De only ting a man what ts
a man has f say f hlnuelf is vv tddcr bhlner is a
dead game tiHirt; wedder he ever went back on
his friends. Dldh"'
s,"'N,ntun our ."?". d8 crowd yelled, and
Macgle hollered: 'Not In a touan'year!'
.." (a hl'o l? crowd was yelling I wo trying
f cop off de real vt ill w hat wa chinning oh do
odder truck. I couldn't hear a word he said for
de noise. .and dere was a torch what kep ma
from getting a good look; but I seen dat he had
on a dlnkv slouch hat and a dinky overcoat.
" Dat's de trouble wld swell mugs what don"
know dose people llko I do. Hey tlnk dey must
dress like a fanner or a bum when dey goes tt
111' Iti " dres do better dey
" ' De felly what' trying f break into Con.
gres agin Shiner. I says. Ms like de swill
what a snouting for him ou do odder truck: he's
one llnghcro to you and auodder ting up town.
Aln t you. felly citizens of de Jt'lnf, good enough
for his Sunday close?' t
" pi crow d liegaa f groan at him.
'Iguess'lsoyu.'hput on his old clothes
HnynWdera.? " mUCU " rou trow
.Ve,Tn?.Vaon,?,m8nlt'In In ft second,
and began f trjw cabbago leaves, tomatoes: and
I ilon'tlnow what f til at de swell? M
Just dend" Duchess pulls meroatUlland
ay, like she waa near having a fit; Mon dleu
U HUrVhUxerV?' miin n d twS
"bay, I near fell off de truok, sure. I got da
crowd stop pelting him. and 'in,? told all d.
funnv stories I knowd fast as I could. Doodde?
crow d came over to ours, and I says, I tlnk da
. .i i ""'" "vunjr ufi cifxent of de Nnt' ta
tJSfflE&SS? WUE utyolcrxxly cabbage
" Den dey gives His Whisker do laugh 'came
mStv,,,lB rP'e n J,i-V don't eat plEshe?"
I! . viV frel,y lcfn,Ji. "" U de twd"ard
i l,)NihUr!.r,,ws '.-lklni l llmself sometVlng
outde intirductlon of American pork T itS
fleruiany. J guew dat waa nol'tlc. what J don't
hSYVi"'.1"- bQut: b' know, wid ono Sand
llwl behind ine.dat iork don't go In de NInt'."
"I waa crazy for fiar lib Whisker might git
ontome.iolsaya, Felly ll'zens. talk Ugocd
wld"Sfolly)."'r ,ttaMWhwi
"AnT she done. It, Maggie can sing like a
peach, and she give It to dem good, wld iverv
Wy Joining In do chorus. rmVof degj Ii
whutwa furdircst from our truck all of a
suddlnt grabbed de truck His Whisker wa on
52 sinSlci.1 0,t W0Ck W M he "WKiffiuiS
Jl '5't,fmiiA, "' d.e. Ouches dat night, giving
S! ri cl'u-. I'm proud of )ou. B5t tell
nSi,".what was dat meeting about
f r.,.? wLhl?f to kSP, my thing back from hr.
Eiiwaxvo W, Towjftsaa.
amtKixa nESEMni.AxcEn that
Lot of People Look I.Ike Mr. JVepew, r
Thlak Ther Ilo-John ltoy4 Thaehrra
ChlraKa Doable Joe learo aa4 d
Cksata Sometime I.oak Alike,
There are many prominent, men who look to
much like someone else that annoying complt.
cations are continually arising. Mistakes srt
made, friends are apparently passed by unrec
ognized, and th victim of the resemblance It
accused of doing things he never thought of
doing. Thus, Senator Hill has been confounded
with l. W. Hackett of the Republican Statt
Commltte". Mr. Hackett It shorter and dumpier
than Mr. Hill, but ho It often mistaken for him.
Chauncey M. Depew geta letters and photo. U
graphs almost every day. The letters read about
alike, and here Is a copy of on of themi
Jfr. Dtptir.
rtoiORKO Smi My relatives sad all the peopts her
to ray natlva town say 1 look llkeyoiu Ihsrenerrr
teen yon. litre It my photograph, and t shsll esteem
It a favor If you will send m one of yours so I esa
Jungs for myself.
And then will coma the picture of middle,
aged roan with ft smooth face, save for whit
" presbyterlan" whisker, and with ft firm aqul.
line note.
"Its my whisker In most cases." said Mr.
Depew, "But there' A. It. Whitney, the Iron
merchant, and member of th Union Leagu
Club. Do looks to much like me that he Is mis
taken for roe every day; and sometime 1 go up
to him and shake hands with him, Just forth
pleasure of shaking hand with mtelf. But
the fnnnlest thlngl ever had happen In personal
resemblance was when Adam Forepaugh used
to advertise himself as ' tho double of Chnuncey
M. Depow.' Occasionally he, would get out
postrrt saying 'Chauncey M. Depew will b
present to-night and address the audience,' and
then lots of people, my friends and others,
antt1 tlrwSjtr in ilia f T xrl 1 1 f4 Vfirks.tr nt It a
few hours beforo by the thousand telegrams
asking me if It were really so. Of course, there
waa no time for ft denial, and the circus
tent would be packed. At the proper
time I would be announced, and then,
amid great band clapping, Mr. Forepaugh
would make his appearance upon a platform
In the middle of the sawdust ring, and, after
cracking frw Jokes, would disappear. He
would come out and bow again and again If
there was much applause. And people would ga
home, saying thoy had heard Depow apeak."
Mrs. Graver Cleveland has a double In the per.
ton of a young lady of Albany. At tho time ot
Mrs. Clev eland' marriage tho young lady sat
for several photographs which were dlsplajed
a Mrs. Cleveland's. And once the young woman,
whoso father w a in tho State Treasurer's office,
sent her picture to Mrs. Cleveland. The latter
tent back ono of her own pictures, which was
almost exactly similar. Now that Mr. Cleve
land has grown stout tho resemblance Is lef
John Boyd Thaoher haa a tale of woe concern.
Ing his double. "I do not know his name or 1
where ho is" said he. "but I wish I did. I'd
make It nnpleasant for him. He lives in Chiro- 1
go and had something to do with the Fair evi-
dently. All the while I was in Chicago, for six
whole months. I never vv ent out at night, I ha 1
outings enough during the day. Well, every
day there would coma tome people saying. 'Ah.
Saw you last night, doing to be with us to
night?' I had no Idea what they meant, nor
w here I had been, nor who the people were. It
5rew very monotonous. Ono evening, lust after
Inner, one of tho Board of Lady Managers
called on me. She was In a towering rage, bald
"'Mr. Thachor. I am obliged to think you aro
no gentleman from the way yon have acted. You
solemnly promised me hut Tuesday that von
would secure certain concessions from the ben
ate lor the Board of Lady Managers. And your
petition was to hava been sent In to-day. I sea
you have ruthlessly broken your faith with us.'
" I said, madam, you are mistaken. I never
promied anytblng. I do not know what you
mean, and what Is more 1 never taw you lu my
life until this very minute.'
"'Hut I talked with you last Tuesday night.'
said she, edging away from mo aa though sh
thought mo crazy. And then 1 had to prove an
alibi by calling In my family and guest to tes
tify that I had not left the house. But this caa ,
1 only one of many. If you ever see that dou- J
ble' please notify me."
II. O. Duval of the New York Central has a
double In a very prominent person In a different
walk in life John Drew. Sometimes people,
aoring Mr. Duval at Mr. Denew's side, accus
John Drew of acting a Mr. Depew' secretary.
Mr. Duval eays:
" 1 am more or less amused by this resem
blance all the time, Uut the worst comes when
1 visit tho New York Athletic Club, of whlih
Mr. Drew Is a member. As I walk along through
the club rooms the members call out, Hello,
John I How are you. John?' And so on all th
evening. Pretty tough on Drew. Isn't It? I
don't mind It oo much myself, except when
Drew has been perpetrating one of hi practical
Jokes, then the men come along and poke me In
the rib and say, 'Found you out, old fellow I
Can't play that little garde on u again.' "
Dry Dollar Sullivan has ft double In the per
son of a man In Sing Sing.
"Fay. now. he's working on the outside of th
prison." protests Mr. Sullivan. "Ho Is em
ployed by the Government, don't ou know!
Ills narao Is Dillon. Ask If that isn't so. I
wouldn't look like a man in prison. This man
only sleeps there because he like to, you seel"
John Jacob Astor and Dr. Andrew J. MrCosh
of the Presbyterian Hospital look so much alike 'r
that when the Doctor, who is not a socle tv man. t
foia for a rido In the Park upon his G
horoughbrrd, he I kept constantly lifting
his hat In return for salutation In- I
tended for Mr. Astor. Once a paper de- 1
voted to horse news published a picture of A
John Jacob Astor upon a newly Imported horse. it
and tho picture wa so much like the Doctor
that his friends sent It to him by the hundred.
Both gentlemen are a little proud ot the re
semblance. Kach considers the other a man of
talent In bis own particular field.
Messrs, Kenyon and Fox of the Republican,
headquarter aro both annoyed by doubles. Tha
former say that Brookfleld and he look so much
alike that, with their hat off, they are kept
bowing by people who mistake them for each
other. Both part their hair with ft towel. Brer
tox complain that In Albany hn mutt look
very professional, a there is a Dr. Ball w ho
looks more like Brer Fox than even a twin Fox
could bo expected to look.
It Is i strange to note that Joseph Jefferson and
Joseph Cboate are sometime mistaken for each
other. In certain of their pictures they are
Identical In feature. It 1 most Interesting to
tudy the firm line upon tho face of eauh and
the similarity of these line. V.
Over In Kngland the Duke of York haa pissed J,
for tho Czarewltch, and tho likeness Is very '
Mr. Morton has been annoyed at time by men
who have personated him. Samuel J. Tllden
used to be terribly annoyed by people who
played a lmllar trick.
A. Uortirylas Ezerlaea la a Boas la a
t'ouatrx Teas,
"Once, In a country town," said tho retired
burgler, " I brok e Into a small but very comforta- V
ble appearing house that I didn't expect very
rich return from, but which I thought would h
pay for the labor. I sklrmUhed around a llttl ,'
In the cellar, finding the usual assortment of J
Jams and preserves and things, and on the l or- I
lor floor I found about the ordinary run of I
knlck.knacka. The thing In general wero of A
rather leas value than I had expected to find
them, aiid there wa not muuh of anyilun;
worth taking, bo I went on up stairs and mto
the frout chumlior.
IV? -lr:,el' begun on the bureau, and hadn't
got the top drawer ojwn, when 1 heard from the
bed a sound t ry much like a laugh. 1 thought
1 must be mistaken, fori really didn't see an.
m ''JS,1?! Uu.K,,l -t.'d I should have thought
that If there d been anybody awake In tha bed
they d have been more likely to bo alarmed than
to think It waa funny to see ma there. Hut tha
next minute I did heir a nolso from tWuil. ilii
., :iViWn.,lii now' Ja'L m,ka' ui. deep and
solid, and im quavering, uv inn:
"It was a good, big voice, but there wasn't ,
any huotln' lii It. not JustT.t, any vvav ami I ijH
hnm.;.llu'ac,nU,Y He v.. ?t "ni upii! f
.TiV; fnP1 iy. Bud.i. tquai e-.houidi r.d iorl
of man. and tue minute I wwldm l knew thut
1 had heard somebody trying tu inn from
fa"? y.nf "a '' wa th miS. '
anm..Vli,l,...ml,Ut, h 11 " h,'r8 W al
Km tt.b..u5 '.? ill,waf' "' "riug It lhat inado in
J. nihi1. iVS11 "tfht . ". H n got out o f
bed and walked over to tho bureau wi.erv 1 was
t?t5 !??ii Ji ml.ch ou' u n iron man h box that
W,wt fti fa."'Um,i "? window frame near by
,-nl'-a ? Ump lfel t00l o-'t1"1 bunau.
th-.?,? "5l i" l? room to a do t near
Uiedoor I had come in by. which I uiia I L
flmmV4! VnS "ached in ami l.ro.igm "t ' "
Jimmy, which he tood up aguiu.it th" wall I jri
ZVtiVWVrteUi there, but 1 d.dn'1 ex.
ISM u f? lutl:"P. and he ruirl ed in agst.i, I
ami uiu time he brought out a dark lantern, I
fi" .Vfu? ,h,1 b.y tns liomy, and w as reaching 1
tojffjn when I stopped blia. I
. .ra K l 44 ""! he respected my feeling
and topped and looked at laiVl gueii we both I
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