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WM. K VANDERBILT
AS A WORKER
Began at Eighteen in New York Central Offices and Applied
Himself With Quiet DiligenceHis Slightest Wish Law on
All Vanderbilt RoadsBig Directors Register His Decisions
Active in Railroad Consolidation.
By EARL D. BERRY, Former Railroad Editor New York Times and
New York Sun.
' Copyright, 190S, l)y Joseph B. Bowles. - ,
Noting the fact, recently announced,
that young W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., had
been assigned a desk in the financial
department of the New York Central
railroad with the object of teaching
him something about the railroad
business, a veteran officer of the Cen
tral said: "Well, if this young man is
like his father he will turn out some
good work before he is thru."
William K. Vanderbilt, the elder,
has been a good worker as well as
a good idler. When he was a boy his
grandfather, the commodore, ex
pressed the fear- that he would be
spoiled by too much petting and Idle
ness. The sturdy commodore believed
that boys should begin to support
themselves just as soon as possible.
William K. remained in the academy
at Geneva, Switzerland, until he waspresident
about 18 years old, when he was
called home and set at work in the
office of the treasurer of the New
York Central. The young man was not
.averse to this arrangement, and he
never whimpered when his father told
! Treasurer .Rossiter to "pile plenty of
work on This boy and don't let
feel that he is any different from
anv other clerk."
During his apprenticeship William
K. Vanderbilt applied himself ^dili
gently and learned a great deal, about
the financial part of railroading. Oc
casional incursions into other depart
ments gave him a smattering knowl
edge of all branches of the business.
He never, however, manifested any
interest in mechanical affairs, his
business development being chiefly
along financial lines. His mind turned
instinctively to big ideas and bigler
projects, and his fellow clerks were
inclined to shrug their shoulders as
they said to one another: "This chap
would turn things topsy-turvy here if
he had the chance." '-.
No person in the New York Central
offices at that time took into consid
eration the possibility of William K.
ever having "the chance." His father,
hale and robust, had not yet relin
quished the presidency of the road.
There was. J. H. Rutter, vice president,
ready to step into William H. Vander
bilt's official shoes, and, furthermore,
there was "Willie K.'s" elder brother,
Cornelius, physically strong, capable,
sedate and plodding, in direct line of
succession to the headship of the house
of Vanderbilt. The young clerk was
scarcely treated with the respect that
would ordinarily go to a son of the
then richest man in the world. He
made no sign of discontent, however,
but went about his duties day after
day with systematic directness. His
amiability was often mistaken for lack
of spirit, and high-salaried clerks as
sumed to patronize him and now and
then shifted odd jobs of their own
upon his nonprotesting shoulders.
Now William K. Vanderbilt has his
deska plain, flat-topped mahogany
tablewithin a few feet of where he
drudged as a boy. Some of the clerks
who natronized him are still there.
The sound of his voice, the shuffle of
his foot, the scratching of his. pen,
command alert attention and eager
obeisance. A letter or paper acci
dontallv pushed over the edge of his
desk and dropping on thefloorimearning -
pels even the highest salaried clerks
to an involuntary movement to pick it
up. But the present head of the
house of Vanderbilt neither requires
nor tolerates such obsequious atten
tions. Quiet, courteous and amiable,
as when he was a clerk, he transacts
such business as is at hand without
flurry, without aggressiveness and
without noise. But unflinching au
thority is there, and all of the New
York Central employes realize , the
fact.
Suppose that Mr. Vanderbilt detects
a blunder or remissness in the per
formance of an important duty. He
sends for the responsible officer and
quietly remarks: "Mr. , here' is
a complaint affecting your department.
Please look into the matter thoroly
and report the facts to the president."
Mr. Vanderbilt probably forgets this
conversation at once, but the inex
orable routine of the New York Cen
tral system, grinds out the delinquent's
,, fate. The report must, under the
methods that prevail, be marked "by
Mr. V.'s order," and when the facts
are sifted by the president scant mercy
is shown to the man at fault. Ap-
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THE MAI N CHANG E
A THOROLY WE8TERN STORY
OF REAL PEOPLE
CHAPTER XV.
The Lady and the Bunker.
The afternoon invited the eyes to
far, blue horizons, and as Evelyn stood
up and shook loosely in her hand the
sand she had taken from the box, she
contemplated the hazy distances with
satisfaction before bending to make
her tee. Her visitors had letGran t
had gone east to school, and she wasHe
driven in upon herself for amusement.
Her movements were lithe and swift,
and when once the ball had been
placed in position, there were only
two points of interest for her in the
landscapethe ball itself and the first
green. The driver was a part of her
self, and she stepped back and swung
it to freshen her memory of its char
acteristics. The caddy watched her
in silent joy these were not the fussy
preliminaries that he had been used
to in young ladies who played on the
Country club links he kept one eyeRaridan
on the player and backed off down the
course. The sleeves of her crimson
flannel shirt waist were turned up at
the wrists the loose end of her cra
vat fluttered in the soft - wind, that
was like a breath of mid-May. She
addressed the ball, standing but slight
'ly bent above it and glancing swiftly
from tee to target, then swung with
the certainty and ease of tlje natural
golf player. Her first ball was a slice
but it fell seventy-five yards down the
course she altered her position slight
ly and tried again, but she did not hit
the ball squarely, and it went bound
ing over the grass. At the third at-
. tempt her ball was caught fairly and
sped straight down the course at a
level not higher than her head. The
caddy trotted to where it lay it was
on a line with the 150-yard mark: The
player motioned him to get the other
balls. She had begun her game.
The fever was as yet in its incipient
stage in Clarkson players were few
the greens were poorly kept, and there
were bramble patches along the course
which were of material benefit to thesmall
goli ball makers. But it was better
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peals for clemency are met by the
stern rejoinder: "This is a matter
that Mr. Vanderbilt took up and I can
do nothing for you."
Any expressed wish of W. K. Van
derbilt is flaw in the New York Central
offices. He exercises an autocratic
sway over all of the railroads in the
Vanderbilt system. Presidents of the
different lines are simply his unques
tioning lieutenants, and boards of di
rectors execute his plans with scarcely
a comment. He shuns publicity and
forbids his subordinates to talk to
newspaper men about important mat
ters until he is ready to have an an
nouncement made. In some quarters
critics of Vanderbilt methods and pol
icies have taken the ground that bet
ter results might be attained if the
of each Vanderbilt road was
given more authority, wittl, direct re
sponsibility to the directors?*)
William'K. Vanderbilt spends about
two-thirds of his time in this coun
try, and in the fall and winter months
he applies himself energetically to
affairs. When at work he
reaches his office in the, Grand Cen
tral station not later than 10 o'clock
,a m., and is frequently there at 5
o'clock p. m. He
himbusiness
(gives his persons!!
attention to all matters pf financial
policy, and it is often the case that
persons closely .connected with his
railroads do not know what he is go
ing to do until he walks into the di
rectors' room and instructs his di
rectors to pass certain resolutions. J.
Pierpont Morgan, William Rockefel
and D. O. Millsthree mighty in
dependent multi-millionairesare di
rectors of the New York Central, .but
up to the present time there has been
no voice raised against Mr. Vander
bilt's complete domination of the sys
tem bearing' his family name. Re
cent events have suggested the pos
sibility that in the near future Mr.
Vanderbilt may of his own volition
surrender his control of the New
York Central to the Rockefellers, who
are reputed to be constantly increas
ing, their holdings of New York Cen
tral and other Vanderbilt stocks.
Constructive energy and far-sight
edness have been conspicuous features
of W. K. Vanderbilt's railroad career.
The merger of the New York Cen
tral, the Lake Shore and the Michi
gan' Central was conceived and car
ried out by him the gradual consoli
dation of railroad:
Chicago has been largely his work,
and the extensive reconstruction of
railroads to provide for future growth
of traffic is in line with the policy
announced by him as essential, when
he took the control of the Vander
bilt properties from the hands of his
afflicted brother, Cornelius, two years
before the latter's death. With the
possible exception of J. Pierpont
Morgan and President A. J. Cassatt
of the Pennsylvania system, William
K. Vanderbilt has been the most po
tent individual force in establishing a
community of railroad interest in this
country which insures stability of
freight rates and has increased the
power of nearly every impor
tant line.
THE RUDE BOY.
What WfHie really lacked was tact,
Or else he never would have said
That'two times three was equal to
The hairs upon his teacher'3 head.
player?"
"Greatfor a girl," the boy dethat
clared. "She's the best lady player
here."
"Maybe we can pick up some points
from her game," said Saxton, smiling
at the boy's enthusiasm. He had been
very busy and much away from town,
and this was his first day of golf since
he had come to Clarkson. Raridan
had declined to accompany him
. was, in fact, at work
just now, having been for a month
constant in attendance upon his office
and Saxton had left him barricaded
behind a pile of law books. Saxton
was-slow- in his golf, as in all things,
and he gave a good deal of study to
his form. He played steadily down
the course, noting from time to time
the girl that was the only other ocr
cupant of the links. She was play
ing toward him on the parallel course
home, and while he had not recognized
her, he could see that she was a play
er of skill, and he paused several times
to watch the freedom of her swing and
to admire the pretty picture she made
as she followed her ball rapidly and
with evident absorption.
He was taking careful .measurement
for a difficult approach shot from the
highest grass on the course, when he
heard men calling and shouting in
the road which ran by one of the
boundary fences of the club property.
A drove of oattle was comiBg along
the road, driven, as Saxton saw, byin
several men on horseback. It was a
bunch bound for the city. Sev
eral obstreperous steers showed an in-
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MISSES' KILT PLAITED SKIRT 4608
To Be Made With or Without the
Yoke. ,
Kilted skirts' are always graceful
and are among the smartest of all
smart things at* the present time. This
one can be made with or without the
yoke over the hips and suits all the
dress and skirt, materials of lighter
weight. The model, however,, is made
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BT MEREDITH NICHOLSQN
than nothing, John Saxton said to
himself this bright October afternoon,
as he stood at the first tee, listening
to the cheerful discouse of his caddy,
who lingered to study the equipment
of a visitor whom he had not served
before.
"Anybody out?" asked John, trying
the weight of several drivers.
"Ladyv" sa.i the. hoy, succinctly.
pointed the links where
Evelyn waacross s distinguishableto as she
doubled back on the course.
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clination to bblt^' at ' the crossroads,
but the horsemen- brought them back
with much yellihlg and a great
shuffling of hoofs* %hich sent a cloud
of dust into the quiet air. Saxton bent
again with his. lofter, when his caddy
gave a cry.
"Hi! He's making for the gate!"
One of the steers had bolted and
plunged down the side ro a-d* toward t h*^_- e
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gate of the club grounds, which stoo.l
open thru the daytime.
"You'd better trot over there and
close the gate," - said - Saxton, seeihg
the cattle were excited.
The boy ran for the gate, which lay
not more than a hundred yards dis
tant, and the steer which had broken ,
away and been reclaimed with ' so
much difficulty in the roadway -bolted
for it at almost the same moment.
Saxton, seeing that a collision wa's
imminent, began - trotting toward the
gate himself. The steer could not sec
the boy who was racing for, the gate
from the inside, and boy and beiist"
plunged'on toward it "''- .':',:.'
"Run for the fence," called Saxton.
The hoy gained
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WHERE WILL CHRISTMAS FIND BILLY PRUNES?
UP-TO-tHp-MINUT
FASHIONS . . . .
A Daily Hint of Practical Value
to Journal.Reaiie^bf-tli^si
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interests east of
The fashion pictures given daily in
this department are eminently practi
cal, and the garments pictured can be
reproduced easily from this paper
patterns, which may be obtained at
trifling cost thru The Journal.. The
models are ali in good style, pretty
and original in effect and not too
elaborate for the ambitious? amateur
to reproduce. .. .
'...-'... A DISCOURAGEMENT.
Washington Stai .
'Wh don't you,try to,'earn your living?"
.-- "Well." answered..Jleantiering Mike, "it's dls
way.. iWhenii eats' Sis (way I gits cold turkey
an' mi'nee pie. If T- depends on me earning
capacity, I'm liable "tb
coffee. '"-
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hand. Hearing an ^heraiy m'-the v^ar,
the taeer broke oyer the lightly pacts id
barricade, and. Evelyn's fed .-'shirt-
waist proving the most brilliant object
on the horizon, he made tov/ard it at
a lively pace. .'.".'
: The caddy was now in full flight,
pulling the strap of Evelyn's ba? ov^r
his bead and scattering the clubs as
he fled*. , - A moment ia*ter.' he, had
joined/, Saxtori*S*caddy "0'n'Vto.p^ .of the
^effl^eand the two.boys-viewed Current
hlrstbrjr
k
ing his rider. Before the dazed drover
could recover, Saxton, who - had run
up behind him, sprang to the pony's
head, and-as the animal settled on "all
fours again, leaped into the saddle and
gathered up bridle and lariat. The
p"ony suddenly grew tired of making
trouble, in the whimsical "why of his
kind, and Saxton impelled him at a
rapid lope toward tne steer. John
was bareheaded and the sleeves of his
outing shirt were rolled to the elbows
he! "looked more like a polo player
than a cowboy.
Meanwhile Evelyn was running to
ward a bunker which stood across her
pa,thi: itfwas the only break in the
ieyel of.^the course that offered any
hope ofv-refuge. She could hear'the
pounding of the steer's hoofs, and less
distinctly the pattering hoofbeat of
the pony. She had had a long run
and was. breathing hard'. The bunk
er seemed the remotest" thing in the
World as she ran dfovvn the course
then suddenly it rosej a mile high, and
as she/scaled its' rough slope and sank
breathlessly Into the sand, Saxton
cast the lariat: "With mathematical
nicety the looped rope cut the air and
the nob,se fell about the broad horns
of, the': Texan as his fore feet struck
the bunker. The pony stood.with
.flrnily..Ianted hoof.s, supporting the
ro^ as steadfastly as a rock.
ihe ov^ner of the pony came pant
ing upv and another of the drovers
who had ridden into the arena joined
them.
"Here's your cow," said Saxton.
The steer was, Indeed, ,any one's for
the taking, as he fvas.,winded and the
:the'.
v:fejie
clambered to the top Qi'it.^ .The ^teer
reached the gate, and, -seeing .topen
fields beyond, bounded in-.and imade
across the golf course: at full soeed.
He dashed past. Saxton, who stopped
and watched him, -his club-still in his
hand. The steer. serfled,
have gained access to an ampler are i,
and loped le'sureiy across .the Jinks.
Evelyn, maneuvering to: escape . a
bunker that lay formidably before her,
had not yet seen the animal And was
not aware of- the invasion of'- the
course until her caddy, who, .'expect-'
log one Of her long plays,., ha po&red
himself far ahead, came plunging
over the bunker's ridge with & c&tter
of bag and clubs. The steer, folib
ing him with, an amiable - sho-Vr f
interest, paused at the- bunker and
viewed the bov and the youngf woman
the red shirt waist uneasily. One
of the-- drovers was in hot pursuit,
galloping across the course toward the
runaway member of his"herd, larjat in
M$&-.
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of mixed tan cheviot and is stitched
with corticelli silk. When it is de
sirable to avoid too great-bulk over the
hips the material beneath the yoke
can be cutraway, and when the full
length plaits are used the. yoke can be
used beneath as a stay.
The skirt is cut in: seven gores and
is laid in deep plaits that turn back
ward to give a box plaited effect at
the front and which.' conceal^ all
seams. The plaits are stitched flat to
flounce depth, but fall "in toids below
to give a flared effect, and are lapped
closely . near the upper edge. "Th e
yoke is plain and is stitched firmly into
place at its lower edge, joined to a belt
at the upper. ,'....
The quantity oZ material required lor the me
dium, size is 7\'a yards 27 inches wide, 4 %
yards 4-1 - Inches wide, or' 4 yards 52 inches
wide.
The pattern. 4(0S is cut in sizes for misses of
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representing the age.. It is not neces
sary to write "inches" or "years." -
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TAPER PATTERN DEPARTMENT,
JOURNAli, MINNEAPOLIS.
AND BUILDING
KEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Carleton college to Patrick J. Leightoii lot
2, Barnes' rearrangement, $1,300.
Joseph H. Colt to Margaret Hor'an lot 38 and
part of lot 37. Mhinetonka Beach, $2,500, .
Kdwin T. Dana and wife to Ledette A- Lud-
wig and wife lot 20, block 4, Monroe Brothers'
addition, $300. ._ ' ..-,....
Byron D. Estabrooks and-wife to.G . Arthur
Goetze et al.: lots 1 and 2, block 10, Cable Line
addition, $000.
William W . Hay ward to Christene Stene
lots 4, 5 and 0. block 5, Hayward & Pond's ad
dition. $2,500.
Azel W. Hazen and wife to Gust Larson
lot 1, block 1G, Gale's First addition, $1,350.
Tiffany Ilitsman to Hattie Janus et al. in
section 21-118-24, $3,500.
John W. Hinkson. executor, e t al. to John J.
Hartig et al. lot 11, block 2, Goodrich's subdi
vision, $400. ' ,. ' *
Ora L. Latham and i husband to 1311a F .
Spooner lot^s 1 and 2. block 10, J . T. Blaisdell's
revised addition. $15,000. - ,
Mary L. Lewis to Anna -I). Cleaves lot 5
and part 'of lot (5, block 3 . Williams* addition,
$300. -
Mary N. Lewis and husband to August John
son et al. in section 23 117-22, $4,60.
- Grace T. I.oucks and husbuud to TSllen
Ileckartl lot 4. Auditor's subdivision, 57, $900.
George H. Mendenhall and wife to Christopher
H. Schutte: in section 9-110-22, $800.
John A. Xordeen and wife to Fred B. Snyder
lot 17. block 8, Cutter's addition. $370.
Ellen O., Schmuck to Ida L. Engquist: lot 10,
block 3. Hennepin Avenue addition, $1,000.
Ella F. Spooner and husband to Ora L. La
tham part of lots D and 0. block 13, Suyder &
Uo.-'s First,addition, $10,000. ...-.-
Charles C. Stetson and wife to Jean May
Rome lot 12, block 6, Hiawatha Park addi
tion. $150. ...
Julia M. Stimson to trustees of Trinity Bap
tist church lots 5 and 0, block 31, Groveland
addition. $7,000.
Victoria'Land company to Ernest S. Lombard
lots 1 and 2, block 0, and lots 12 and 13, block
4, Hiawatha Heights, $075.
John A. Arnold and wife fb Edward A Olson
lot 10. Polk Street subdivision, $1,000.
David (.'. Bell Investment company to Hannah
M. Bowell lot 7, block 22, Palmer's addition,
$150.
Clara-H. Beeman to Harrie E . Palmer west
half of lot 10, block 5, Menage's Fifth addition,
$125.
Hans Berndt and wife to Samuel Holt part of
lot 10, block 1. Nicollet Island, $1,700.
Tea minor deeds. $220.
Total, 33 deeds, $62,040. "- - - ' -
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rfrom
tion.' /Meanwhile Evelyn was making
no valiant stand. She gave a gasp
of dismay and turned and ran, for
the 'drover was pushing the steer rap
idly now, and was getting ready to
cast his larit. He made a botch of
it, however, and at the instant _of the
rope s flight, his pony, poorly trained
to the business, bucked and tried to
unseat his rider and the drover swore
volubly as. he tried to control him.
The pony hacked -upon a putting green
an a bucked again, this time dislodg
' v ' BUILDING PERMITS*
W. T. E'ggers. 2507 Lynclale avenue X. dwell
ing, $2,000.
it sinkers an' weak
John Walltrid, 3033 Third avenue S, dwelling,
$l.S0O.
Total, two.perinits, $3,800. - ': '
spirit had. gone out of him. "You
won't need another rope on him he'll
follow the pony "
"You threw that rope all right,"
said the dismounted drover.
"An old woman taught me with a
clothes line," said John, kicking his
feet out of the stirrups "take your
pony."
"Where's that girl?" asked one of
the men.
"I guess she's all right," answered
Saxton, walking toward the bunker.
"You'd better get your cow out of
here this isn't free-range, you know."
He mounted the bunker with a
jump and looked anxiously down into
the sand pit.
"Good afternoon, Mr. Saxton. You
see I'm bunkered. Is it safe to come
out?"
"Is it you, Miss Porter?" said Sax
ton, jumping down into the sand. "Are
y,ou hurt?"
, "No but r n not say that I'm not
scared." She was still panting from
her long run, and her cheeks were
scarlet. She put up her hands to her
hair, which had tumbled loose. "This
is really the wild west, after all and
that was a very pretty throw you
made."'.
"It seemed necessary to do some
thing. But you couldn't have, seen
it?" -
"Another case, of woman's curiosity.
Perhaps I ought to turn into a
pillar of salt.. I peeped. I sup
pose it was in the hope that I
might play hide and seek with that
wild beast as he came over after me,
but jrou stopped his flight just in
time." She had restored her hair as
she talked. "Where is that caddy of
mine?" '.-..
"Oh, the boys took to the fence to
get a better .view of the show. They're
coming up now.":
Evelyn stood up quickly, and shook
her skirt free of sand.
"I need hardly say that I'm great
ly obliged to you," she said, giving
him her hand.
Saxton was relieved to And that she
took the incident so coolly.
She was laughing .her color was
very becoming, and John .beamed
upon her. His1
"that point, with^absorp-
JtiK
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face was of that blond
type which radiates light and flushes
into a kind of sunburn with excite-
ment:"""'There was something very boy
ish about John Saxton. The curves
of his face were still those of youth
he had never dared to encourage a
mustache or beard, owing to a disin
clination, to produce more than was
necessary of the soft, silky hair which
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DECEMBER 24, 1903.
^PA^ER PREDICTIONS
1 FO R THE NORTHWEST"
For Minneapolis and Vicinity-Fair to-night and Friday colder Friday.
Weather Now and Then-Minimum temperature to-day, 14 degrees a
year ago, 4 degrees. , _ " .,-.
MinnesotaPartly cloudy^ -with possibly snow flurries in east portion to-
night, and northeast portion Friday colder to-night in north portion and in
east portion Friday fresh northerly winds. _ -'/'- -/^'^'f ""-".'.:'*'
Upper' MichiganProbably snow to-night and Friday colder in north-
west portion to-night fresh westerly winds. .- - \ . .
WisconsinPartly cloudy to-night and Friday colder..Friday, and in
southeast portion to-night fresh westerly winds. . - '-
IowaGenerally fair to-night and Friday -colder in eastand. central por-
tions to-night westerly winds. -
North and South.DakotaGenerally fair to-night and Friday colder to-
night fresh westerly winds. '-." ...'. '.+
MontanaFair to-night and Friday colder in southeast portion to-night
fresh westerly winds. , - ':. - ".-#
WEATHER CONDITIONS. .."
Cloudy weather is general except in the Middle Rocky, mountain region
and on the middle and south Pacific coast, and rain was falling this morning
at1
points in the Ohio valley, lower Lake region, and it was snowing at Du-
luth and in western Montana. This morning's temperatures are above 32 de-
grees in Montana and thence northward. The lowest temperature reported
this morning is 8 degrees at "Winnipeg.
T. S. OUTRAM, Seetion Director.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES.
Observations taken at 8 a. m., seventy-fifth meridian time,
temperatures in last twenty-four hours.
Minneapolis St. Louis ....
Buffalo Chicago
Duluvh (,'algary. Alberta
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan . .
W tnui -eg Manit jba ...... ^.....
Swift Current, Asslnlbola.
Kansas City ..: :
Oniaha ...
Huron .......
Moorbead
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DOGS ARE FIRED FROM A TORPEDO TUBE
The Animals Seem Not to Mind Their
Novel Experience and Are Ap-
Newport, R. I., Dec. 24.Unless a
dog can live where a man cannot, it
has been conclusively iproven that the
crew of a submarine torpedo boat
would not necessarily be in danger of
drowning in case anything" unusual or
unforseen happened-to the boat while
underwater.
The chief objection to the vessels
has been that in case of accident they
seemed destined to consign the crews
to certain death, the alternative being
an escape thru the torpedo tube at the
bow of the boat. Many naval officers
thought this could not be accom-
MAN LIVES AT WALDORF FOR $1 A DAY
However, This Does Not Include Tips
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parently Uninjured.
to the AttendantsHow He ,
- Turns the Trick -
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Dec. 23.Dr. Horace
Fletcher of Yale university, who since
1895 has devoted particular-attention
to scientific research in chemical
physiology and human nutrition, is
living at the Waldorf on $1 a day.almost
Mr. Fletcher ordinarily lives on about
"20 cents a day at New Haven, but
*******
CRADLE, ALTAR
MARRIAGE LICENSES. '
Joseph Johnson and Mayme Ferrell.
James Henry Robinson and Lois Aniia Morri
on.
Peter Homan and Ida Maria Johnson.
Gcorsc L. Lamb and Alzada B. Day.
William E. Stewart and Lydia May Tiffany.
Albert E. Peaslee and Susie J. Fairbanks.
Paul Moran and Genie Utterberg.
covered his head abundantly. He haa
a straight nose, a firm chin and a
brave showing of square, white teeth.
His mouth was his best feature, for
it expressed his good nature and a
wish to be pleaseda wish that shone
also in his blue eyes. John Saxton
was determined to like life and peo
ple and he liked both just now.
"Are you entirely sound? Won't
you have witchhazel, arnica, brandy?"
"Oh, thanks nothing. I've got mypapers."
breath again ^and am all right."
'But they always sprain their an-
kles."
"Yes, but I'm not a romantic young
person. I'll be sorry if that caddy
has lost my best driver."
"He's out on the battlefield now
looking for it," said John, indicating
their two caddies, who were gather
ing up the lost implements.
"I think you're away," John added,
musingly.
"Yes for the clubhouse."
"That's poor golf, to give up just
because you're bunkered. And yet
imy baddy said you we're- the great-
est"-. .."'
They walked over the course to-,
ward the clubhouse, discussing their
encounter.
""What hol were you playing when
the meek-eyed kine invaded the
field ? "
"Oh, I was doing very badly. I
was only at the fourth, apd breaking
all my records," said Job^n. "I wasit
glad of a diversion. The gentle "foot
prints of that steer didn't" improve
the q'uality of this course," he added,
looking about. The ground was soft
from l'ecent rains, and the hoofs, of
the animal had .. dug into it. and
marred the turf. ".:..-
. "It's a rule of the club," said Eve
lyn, "that players must replace their
own divots. That can hardly" be en
forced against that ferocious beast.-'
"Hardly but he was easily master
of the game while he remained with
us." The caddies had recovered the
scattered equipment of the players,
and were following, discussing the in
cidents of the busiest quarter of ari
hour they had known in their-golfing
experience. *
..Evelyn turned suddenly upon John.
h^'Did I look very foolish?" she deThey
manded.
"I'm sure I don^know what you
mean." '
"Yes, you do, Mr. Saxton. A woman
always looks ridiculous., when she
runs." She laughed. "I'm sure I
must have looked so.' But you couldn't
have seen me you were pretty busy
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Defective P9e j
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plished without injury. It was finally
decided to make a test and two large
dogs were secured as subjects.
The Holland boat Shark was se
lected. When the boat was submerged
one of the dogs was placed in the
torpedo tube, a wooden wad was
placed behind the - animal and the
whole expelled in the same manner
as would be a torpedo. Many thought
the force of the compressed air charge
would kill the animal, but it came to
the surface and swam around, as if
nothing had . happened.
The other dog was then experi
mented on and it likewise came to the
surface uninjured.
The result shows that5
- Last year there were 33 000 social
ist votes in Massachusetts, and they
elected three assemblymen at this
last election there were but 25,000
such voters and only one assembly
man elected. One hundred thousand
voters failed to perform their civic
duties at this last election, and 40,000
of these were not even registered.
DEATHS.
HiekeyMary A., St. Mary's hospital.
LamoreauxGuy, 3600 Upton avenue N. '
Roberts^William. 2009 Howard street XE .
WehrKate. 1423 University avenue.NE..
AlfordWalter, St . Barnabas hospital.
GouldMrs. Matilda, 3217 Nicollet avenue.
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Last session of congress there were
fifty-one senators of the ninety mem
bers of that body who were lawyers,
and of the 357 representatives 23*
were lawyers. ' "
yourself Just then."
"Well, of course, if I'm aBked about
it, I'll have to tell of your sprinting
powers I'm not sure that you didn't
lower a record."
"Oh, you're .the hero .of the occa
sion! I cut a sorry figure in it.' I sup
pose, tho, that as the maiden in dis
tress I'll get a little gloryjust-a'
little." .
"And your picture in the Sunday
"Horrors, no! But you will appear
on your fiery steed swinging the lasso."
He threw up his hands.
"That would never do! It would
ruin my social reputation."
"In Boston?"
"No down there they'd like it. It
would be proof positive of the wool
liness of the west. Golf playing in
terrupted by a herd of wild cattle
cowboys, lassoesBuffalo Bill effects.
Down east- they're always looking for
western atmosphere." ,
"You don't dislike the west very
much, do you?" asked Evelyn. "We
aren't so bad, do you think?"
"Dislike it?" John looked at her.
He had never liked anything so much
as this place and hour. "I altogether
love it," he declared and then he
was .conscious of having used a verb
riot usual in his vocabulary.
"And so you learned how to do all
the cowbov tricks up in Wyoming?"
Evelyn went on. "I wish Annie War
ren had seen that!" and she laughed
seemed to John that she was always
laughing.
n
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Minimum.
Bismarck ....................
New York
Washington ..,
Jacksonville New Orleans -..
Helena Miles City
Denrer'
- El - - Paso :' .......
.- Portland San Francisco ... ..
Los Angeles
... J4
... 28
.... 2
... 34
... W
... 12
.. .18
......10
... 16
... ' 34
..... 2l
.... 10
.... as '
.... 28
.... 48
5
.... 6\2
12
30
.... 36
.... 4 0
.... iS
in case of
trouble under water the crew could
find an exit and danger of injury
would be very small.
he thinlts'it is worth paying 80 cents
extra to be able to say that he has
boarded at such a noted hotel on such
a moderate sum. He said:
"Here at the Waldorf my appetite
has been reasonably regular. I have
had oatmeal and cream for breakfast
almost every day, usually the same
or a similar dish for lunch, and al
most, without exception my dinner
has consisted of a club sandwich and
a cup of chocolate. This has cost
exactly $1, and I've not had
the slightest _ desire for anything
more."
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW
YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
AND GRAVE
BIRTHS.
KarriekMr. and Mi's. Henry L., 905 W Frank
lin avenue, girl.
CollinsMr. and Mrs. E. , 4143 "Washington
avenue N. boy.
McLagganMr. and Mrs. Martin, 3109 Wash
ington avenue N, boy.
FreemanMr. and Mrs Clafence, 32.Western
avenue, boy.
ReishelMr. and Mrs. Mike, 608 Twentieth
avenue N, loy .
CookeMr. and Mrs. Edward, Northwestern
hospital, boy.
BurschMr. and Mrs. Frank, 1410 Fifth street
N, boy.
THAT v
We indulge in one milch cow to
every four of our inhabitants in this
country. .._ ,.
The largest, rose bush is in Mobile,
Ala. Five feet above the ground its
trunk is over a foot in circumfer
ence.
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"I wasn't very much of a cowboy,
John said. "That is, I wasn't very
good at it." He was an honest soul
and did not want Evelyn Porter to
think that he was posing as a dramatic
and. cocksure character. "Roping a
cow is the easiest thing in the business,
and then a tame, foolish, domestic
co-bos like that one!"
"Combos! If this is, likely to hap
pen again they ought to provide a box
of salt at every tee.'"
When Evelyn had gone into the
clubhouse, John gathered the caddies
into a corner and bestowed a dollar
on each ot them and promised .them
other bounty if they maintained si
lence touching the events of the after
noon in which he had participated.
and the. drl^V^fs were*
witnesses besides the." Wore ^a^ctive par
ticipants, and he would have to take
chances with the drovers. Then, hav
ing bribed ftfe -lioys, he also threat
ened them. ' He was walking across
the veranda when he met Evelyn,
whose horse he had already called for.
(To Be Continued To-morrow.} - ^
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