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m HEARP *W^J?EN |JU Major Hugh L. Scott, 14th Cavalry, wno accompanied Gen. I<ccnard Wood to the Philippines. has written " pe soual letter to a friend In this city glvl> : some details of their Journey en route, and saying that they received much attention from the British representatives In Egypt and India. It ap pears that the British representatives at the various points visited acted under spe cial instructions from the home government In affording the American officers every fa cility for observation and acquiring Infor mation regarding military life in tropical countries under British auspices. Major Scott says he was especially Interested in the pack outfits of camels and donkeys in Egypt and In the elephant trains In India. He added, however, that he had seen noth ing in the way of a packing outfit that equaled the "aparejo," the system in use in the American army. * * * * 1(1 At the instance of Lieut. Gen. Miles, com manding the army, the remains of the members of the 2d and 7th Cavalry who lost th?ir lives in the battle of Bearpaws, twenty-five years ago, have been removed from tlw trenches on the battlefield, where they have reposed ever since, to the mili tary cemetary at Fort Assinnlboine, Mont., and given honorable burial. Bearpaws is the place where Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces made his last stand against the troops, In October, 1877, and his defeat was only accomplished after a sanguinary bat tle. in which a number of troops were kill ed. The graves of the soldiers were un marked In that desolate region, and It was tinly recently that It was found possible to remove the remains to a more suitable place. Gen. Miles' interest in the matter was due to the fact that he was In com mand of the troops on that occasion. * S: * * * "The pope Is another example of the folly of overexercise," said a physician of this city In commenting on the great age to which the Roman pontiff has lived. "The pope has led a calm life, has never l>een accustomed to violent physical exer cise and for very many years, in fact, ever since he has grown old, has moved about very little Indeeg. Such exercise as he has had has been in the form of walking slow ly about the Vatican garden or in his pri vate apartments. "Every now and then we hear of a man grown to mature years who takes the Idea that in order to maintain Ills health It is necessary to enter upon a life of physical activity. Such cases are frequently fol lowed by ill results. It Is well known that it is dangerous for a person to run up a long flight of steps. Many Instances are known of men rapidly mounting a stair case and dropping dead at the end of the flight. The same injury'done by such exer cise may result from violent walking or running. "At any rate the long life of the pope will be pointed to as another instance of the uselessness of much physical exercise in prolonging our years. Nothing so promotes our chances of having a long life as quiet and serenity with a proper observance of the rules of hygiene. But violent or a great amount of exercise Is not among the necessary things to contribute to that pur pose." ***** Poundmaster Einstein is conducting an Important branch of the District govern ment during the heated term. His assist ants always give the canines a vacation during the first part of the license year, but at the end of the few days of freedom the warfare upon them is more pronounced than ever. Usually the force Is increased and big hauls of unlicensed dogs are made. Communications are received nt the pound almost every day. Often they are from people who pay the license tax for their canines and are not able to understand why their neighbors do not do the same. A postal written by a resident of North east Washington was received at the pound one day this week. The writer referred to one of liis neighbors and desired to know If the latter was exempt from the provi sions of the license law because his dog's tail was cut ofT. In replying to the note of inquiry the poundmaster gave the Information that such an operation performed on a dog might render the payment of the tax un necessary In order to get the benefit of the exception, he Informed the writer of the postal, the operation has to be per formed not far from the animal's ears. * * . * * 4 A large number of residents of the na tional capital continue to be confused be cause of the striking personal resemblance between Brig. Gen. George H. Harries, commanding the District of Columbia militia, and Mr. Kobert W. Dutton, deputy recorder of deeds. While Gen. Harries was seated in the speaker s stand In the White House grounds during the Independence day celebration last Saturday he was dis turbed -by a hearty slap on the shoulder. Glancing up. the general observed a well known citizen of this city, who cordially exclaimed: "How are you, Mr. Dutton? I'm glad to see you." The foregoing mistake was possible not withstanding the fact that Gen. Harries was In uniform. ***** "I have a little niece who Is addicted to drawing the long bow and exercising Iier Imagination." said a Capitol Hill young lady. "The other day she came in and told her mother that she had Just met and played with a great big yellow lion o.ut In the park. " 'Now, Nellie,' said her mother, "you know that Is a story. You must not toll stories, and when you go to bed tonight Rescuer?"Hold on a bit! I may never you must pray the good Lord to forgive vou for telling that story.' * "So, when Nellie had finished her pray era her mother as'?^d If she had prayed for forglvenoss for that whopper. " 'Yes, mamma, and the good Lord says to me, 'Miss Nellie, I have often been fooled by that big yellow dog myself " ***** "Well, how's business?" asked a Star re porter of p. wholesale flour agent. "You would be surprised." he replied, "to ki.ow that in this time of general prosper ity we are selling less flour than in hard times. From 181? to 1?? I sold more flour than ever before or since. Business Is thriving in many lines, but the country is Mb prosperous for the flour men and the bakers. "Why Is it? Simply because the people have money enough to buy other things than bread. When the country is hard up people get along on breid as the staple of the table. Now they use the fancy cereals, breakfast foods, can use more meat and vegetables and generally expand their diet, which, of course, lessens the demand for bread." ***** Just prior to the closing of the public schools recently a final examination was in progress in one of the eighth grade rooms. The teacher Inquired of one of the sweet girl pupils: "What form of government have we in the District of Columbia?" The pupil hesitated Just an instant. Re calling that the District Commissioners had been busy making addresses at the several ccmmencements then In progress, she ex plained in true school girl style: "In the District of Columbia we have an oratorical form of government." ? ? jjc $ $ There was quite a throng of people stroll ing down upper Pennsylvania avenue on the morning of the Fourth, most of them bent on witnessing the parade headed by the Marine Band. The day was unudually sultry and grown people sweltered In their patriotic purpose. But not the ubiquitous small boy. This personage was everywhere at once, his lighted punk and pack of fire crackers a part of his equipment. At the corner of the Avenue and 15th street quite a crowd had gathered and among them was a fashionably gowned young woman accompanied by a panting St. Bernard dog. Mistress and slave stood beneath the cool shade of an awning await ing for a car when along came the Nemesis of the dog caught out on the glorious Fourth. The Nemesis was ragged, but he possessed fire-crackers and punk coupled with na tive deviltry. He spied the dog, the latter looking good-natured and warm, his led tongue rolling several Inches from his drip ping jaws. The young satan incarnate called to a fellow in crime and whispered in his ear. The latter disappeared for a moment and returned with a can. which he had purloined from the cellar of the Rlggs House. The two retired around the corner and filled the can with fire-crackers and then sneaked up behind the dog and patted him on the head. The enormous fellow wagged his tail in friendly fashion and the boys began their plan for reward ing his confidence. They tied the can to the tail of the shaggy friend and lighted the fuse, then ran to the corner, shouting to all their companions in the neighborhood to come and see the fun. In ten seconds there was a crowd of them there, but before the gathering of the clans the St. Bernard had received due in timation of the plot against his peace. He glanced at the sizzling fuse and the faces of the boys took on expressions of devilish glee as he cocked his ears. The dog then deliberately turned his great head and bit ofT the fuse, wrinkling his lips so as to avoid being burned, then calmly chewed the cord in two, rose, shook himself and walked to the side of his mis tress. The boys slunk away, awed by the su perior intelligence of the animal. ***** They fluttered in as lightly and airily as a swarm of white-winged moths and with mere or less uncertainty finally settled about one of the largest tables in the ice cream saloon. The girls in their white dresses and the men in neglige suits had that air of summer which is associated with a pleasant coolness and not stifling heat. In spite of waving fans and a tem pered light from the electric lamp, the at mosphere was undoubtedly hot. The spirits of the party seemed to be superior to mere material conditions, and the rippling laugh ter beginning or ending in giggles flowed from the group as water from a brimming fountain. At the other tables the people sat mostly In couples, generally a man and a woman, sometimes two women. But they were tak ing their refreshment as from a sense of duty, evidently realizing that, after all, even Ice cream was a delusion on such a hot night. The new arrivals were appar ently not living to eat, but from the mere enjoyment of existence, and. while they looked ovfr the order card, It was merely because that is supposed to be the correct thing to do. The girl who came to take the order had that superior air which is rather disquiet ing until one gets use to it. It did not cast a shade upon the light-hearted gayety of the crowd. They were too full of life to be subdued by a haughty manner. "Why. they are actually keeping her waiting for the order," observed a young man who was taking In the scene from across the room. He had been overcome by the lofty mien of the young lady, and therefore he was Tilled with admiration to see that her presence had no such ef fect on the gay party. "Did you hear that girl." he remarked to his companion, who. with feminine in stinct. was studying the dresses In the group opposite. -"She really asked the waitress if they served a plate of cream with two spoons. Not specially an original or humorous question, but the audacity of it. or perhaps the disregard of the Incon gruity of addressing a trifling remark to such a superior being." His companion laughed heartily as they saw the superior being smile sweetly on the questioner and answer her graciously. "Well It must be hot." observed the man, as he watched the retreating form of the waitress, "for she has reached the melt ing point." "Does that girl know her business?" "Know her business! Why. isn't she starting out for the summer with a per petual smile and a silk bathing suit! Know her business. Indeed!"?New Yorker. LL WIND," &C. gel a chance like this again 1" RNE W A LITTLE HERSELF "Some time ago I saw In Tbe Star a little story about a Washington fellow who had induced his sister, Just home from school, to put on the gloves with him. not knowing that ?he had been boxing and punching the bag at the school and winning prizes for her work in those lines, and how she fooled him by nearly knocking his block off," said a well-known young Wash ington athlete, a member of one of the up per Potomac rowing clubs. "Well, I had an experience similar to that last summer, only it doesn't hinge on boxing, but row ing. "I spent part of last summer at a hotel up on Lake George, and one afternoon I met a girl, who had Just arrived at the hotel with her mother, who came pretty nearly looking about all right to me. She was tall and sun-browned and had a swing and a dash and go about her that filled my eye. I got a whole lot busy trying to make a hit with her from the Jump, and_ l plodded along so successfully that on the next afternoon I felt strong enough to ask her to take a ride with me in my shell. I was keeping in shape by taking a sp;n over the lake every evening, and I figured that that willowy and clever girl would look pretty good sitting in the little seat opposite me In my shell. So I asked her. "She seemed a bit hesitant about It, so I said to her: " 'You're not afraid to get Into a shell, are you?" my Idea being to arouse her sporting blood. " 'N?no,' she replied, somewhat slowly, 'but?is it quite safe, do you think, really? " 'Safe as going to church," said X. In my cunnin' off-hand way. "All you've got to do is to Just keep still in your little seat and?watch me. Of course, you won't be able to move around a whole lot In the shell, but I won't keep you out long enough to make you nervous.' " 'Well. I'll ask mamma.' she replied, and presently she came back and said that mamma had given her the required per mission to accompany me In the shell. In fact, mamma walked down to the landing with us and watched me place her daughter in the little seat?but I didn't notice that there was a sort of underhanded smile on mamma's face when I said to the girl: " 'Now, these shells are pretty turn-tur tle-ey if they're not balanced right, and so you must keep your center of gravity, you know.' "Then I shoved off and bent to the work of pulling the prettiest girl around Lake George over the blue water. I had my regular rowing togs on, and I felt a whole lot complaisant with myself as I talked to the girl and explained to her the kinks of shell-pulling while I rowed. She looked at me with large, wondering and absorbed eyes while I told her all about it. and I felt that I was winning out handsomely with that lady of the lake. Worse than giving me the baby stare out of those big gray eyes of hers, she asked me a whole lot of questions about rowing, and she 'Oh'd!' and 'Oh. goodness'd!' in a charm ingly feminine way when I got real strong with myself and yanked the shell over the water at a particularly warm clrp. . "I had covered about three miles, when I began to feel like taking a little lean on my oars, and I did. " "rfred?' the girl asked me?but even then I didn't see the twinkle in her eye. " 'Me tired? Why, the idee!' said I, and I was going to pick up the oars again to show her that there was no such a thing as such a Sandow as I becoming tired, when she said to me: " 'Do you know. I think I should like to try to row this boat.' "I told her to try to forget any such idea as that?that we'd probably be in forty feet of water and trying to get a clutch on an overturned shell In a little less than no time. ?'Perhaps not?who knows?" said the girl then, and it was about then that I thought I fancied that there might be something doing in the surprise line in connection with that girl. 'Let me try, anyway, won't you?" "Well, that put it up to me. of course, and I began to explain to her how to change places with me. previously telling her. however, that it was a good thing she knew how to swim. for. I said, I thought I saw an impromptu swim in store for her. I was still telling her how to change places In the shell when she mo tioned me to cease?and before I knew it she had taken my seat and I was sitting in hers, and it was all done so neatly and expertly that I could only look at her with, open mouth?she had switched places wittt me like an old oarsman. I was pretty nearly next by that time. "I was altogether next when the girl rolled her sleeves up to the shoulder, show ing her magnificently developed sun-brown ed arms. Then she smiled in a vague sort of way at me. picked up the splashers? and then I tumbled. "Oh. she had the Courtney championship stroke, that's all. She pulled the shell and herself and me through the water at a clip that I hadn't thought of setting when I had the oars, and then I felt like a toy balloon that has floated into a field of cac tus She overtook a big chap who was pulling a single at a long, even and speedy clip and she promptly hooked up with him and" gave him all the work he needed or wanted for a mile or so. I didn't inter rupt her to ask questions-she was too busy enjoying herself?until she had pulled the shell back to the landing. " 'Ask me some more questions about rowing, please,' I said to her. feelihg like a rusty tin-tag. 'I like to tell you all about It, you know.' "She only smiled and showed her wh.te teeth and made a sort of a face at me, and then she said: " 'Weil I like to hear new views about things in which I am Interested?rowing, for instance?and you don't mind express ing them to me if I like to hear them, do you? By the way. here Is a prize that I won during my last year at school for win ning over all of the girls in the singles and she showed me a beautiful little watch set with diamonds and emeralds, pinned to her waist. The next afternocTi we went rowing again, but she was-ihen in her own shell, which had arrived by ex press, and In her regular racing togs, and I guess maybe she didn't look a picture in them, either. ' al . . . ? "I came pretty near fihding Just how much the rest of the girls that I met at Lake George last summer knew about such things as rowing and the like before I made a yap of myself again." AN OMINOUS SIGN. Method of Warning People Against Possible Downfall. There is a new sign hang.ng out of a door In the patent office building. It is a novelty as an official notice put in Its place by a formal act of a big department of the government, and in a pedigree book it prob ably would rank as a cross between the "danger" signs that warn people on the streets away from the concrete rollers and the "Lookout for locomotive" signs at rail way crossings. Way down in what might be called the subterranean depths of the building In which a large part of the Interior Depart ment effects are located is a room which is lower uy several feet than the floor of the corridor with which It connects. The latter was a hybrid idea, perhaps, but it's a condition and not a theory, and that dif ference between the two floors had to be guarded against. To save the unwary from taking an In voluntary plunge for that distance, with possible hospital results, the department has hitched to the door this flaming placard: "Look before you leap!" VALUE OF PENNYROYAL OIL. Properly Placed It Will Eradicate Ob jectionable Insects. "Bits of raw cotton or wadding saturated with the oil of pennyroyal, and placed In corners or closet shelves and In boxes, will drive away several kinds of objectionable Insects, cockroaches, ants, etc.," said an entomologist of the Agricultural Depart ment to a Star man. "Placed In a saucer In the window It will help to drive away the flies. I have been told that It does so completely. Saturated pads of the penny royal placed between the mattress and around the bed will drive away the plague not given In the list of those with which Egypt was scourged for her sins. For this dreadful pest another excellent prevent ive and cure Is an application to Infested places of equal parts of kerosene and spirits of turpentine. Put the solution In the Joints and the cracks of the bed, about the surbuse and In any other place where the Insects have found lodgment, and fill all cracks with hard soap that can be so treat ed. This Is an old-fashioned and reliable remedy." DOWN WHERE THE SAND GNATS GNAW. July 10, 1903. Already! since his arrival here, Mr. Job son has foflnd himself "In bad" a couple of times, and1 afc -a result he isn't wearing his yaehtiftg cap perched quite so cockily on his right ear as he wore It when he first came dowi. 1 When Mr. Jobson strolled with Mrs. Job son the other morning Into a water 'ron* drug store-to get some cigars he observed out of the corner of one eye that the two manicures seated before their tables In the forward part of the establishment were mighty handsome and winsome-looking women. One of them in particular, a bux om, black-haired and black-eyed woman of thirty-five or so. caught Mr. Jobeon's eye. What is more, he thought that he a lurking smile of amiability aro""?1 "J? comers of her mouth as he regarded her. : not to say a mischievous twinkle In her midnight orbs. _ _ . j Mr. Jobson took Mrs. Jobson over to one of the pavilions and planted her com fortably In a rocking chair. After a few moments he got to looking at his finger- , nails with quite obvious horror. "My claws are a sight for the want of , trimming and polishing." he said to Mrs. Jobson. "The sand gets Into a fellow s nails down hens and makes em rough. By j the way, I believe there are some manicure people down hsre. I think 111 dig one of 'em up and have my nails attended to. Just wait here for me until I comebacIt Then he hustled out of the pay 11.on and j made for the drug store In wh.ch the black eyed woman was established. In a few minutes she was busily engaged in mani curing his nails and Mr. Jobsonwas lay- j Ing himself out" to be witty and epigram matic with her. They chatted throughout the nail-fixing job. and toward the wind up Mr. Jobson was casting some pretty killing glanccs at her. "Of course, you like the sea Mr. Jobson said to her. animatedly, ^en she was putting the finishing touches to the polishing. He didn't notiws that Mrs. Job son had just then strolled In to see what was keeping him so long* and that sne was stand ng immediately behind him. "Oh. yes, I am devoted to the surf, vl vaciously replied the manicure with the brilliant midnight eyes. I go In e^ery morning at 11 o'clock with my ^xchildr^ ?four boys and two girls?the dearest little things in the world, and they do so love th"And!"nsaid Mr. Jobson, distinctly chap-' fallen, "you are not afraid of the surf with such a heavy responsibility resting upon y("Oh, dear, no," replied the deep-eyed manicure. "My husband, you know, is one of the life guards, and he looks out for us while we are in?there he Is out there on the sand now," and Mr. Jobson Synced in the direction to which she pointed and saw a big, bronzed man in a surimans swimming suit, with tremendously-knotted arms and underpinnings like those of an old-fashioned squarej>iano. "Oh. yes." said Mr. Jobson, flabbily, and lust then Mrs. Jobson gave a slight cough and he looked up and saw her. He saw a decided smile in her eyes, too. and he scowl ed fiercely as he wondered if she had heara the final part of his conversation with the attractive manicure with the si* little ones who were so devoted to the surf. A few evenings later Mr. Jobson noticed, while seated alone on the hotel portico after dinner?Mrs. Jobson was upstairs complet ing her arrangements for the usual water front aftSr-dinner stroll?that a superbly gowned woman occupying a chair not far from his was studying him with quite ap parent interest, and good-natured interest, at that. 'Mr. )obson struck a better pose and wondered Why he had been cursed with the fatal gift of beauty. After a few mo ments he addressed some polite remark to the fine-looking woman about the weather, and when she replied with great cordiality he pushed.-his chair over near hers and pro ceeded to, enter upon a tidy twilight tete a-tete with-her; "Gay dog* Jobson?gay dog you're getting to be." he saidi to himself as he unreeled a number ofl.hls brightest stock sayings, and he hoped lUat Mrs. Jobson would have all kinds of btother in finding the trunk key In order to get her evening shawl out of the trunk. if'1 ' : "I hear that there was a young man drowned down.there today," said the swag ger-looking w.pman when there came a slight lapse In 'tbe conversation?Mr. Jobson was thinking tip s6me overwhelmingly bril liant things, hence the lapse. "Y$S, so I- hear," said Mr. Jobson, and he proceeded to launch Into a disquisition up* on the foolhardy chances which young fel lows take in \he water In attempting to show off by swimming all the way around the piers?Mr. Jobson can only swim about four yards himself, and then he begins to blow like a porpoise. "I hear, too," adroitly went on the richly attired woman with whom Mr. Jobson Imagined he was making the colossal hit, "that the yoyng man who was drowned to day was the only support of his aged mother in Philadelphia. I wonder If he left her provided for?" "Oh, no doubt," replied Mr. Jobson. not particularly relishing the subject as not be ing sufficiently diverting and absorbing. "Most young fellows who are the only sup port of aged mothers have their lives in sured in their mother's favor. Great' scheme, too." "1 am so glad to hear you say that, promptly an<l somewhat enthusiastically said Mr. Jobswa's portico vis-a-vis, and she edged her chair soipewhat more closely to that of Mr. Jobson. "Only the men who are clever and well balanced appreciate the benefits of life insurance, and the men whose natures and lives are wholly selfish are the ones who never think of providing for those dear to them after they are gone." "That's so," somewhat-' weakly replied Mr. Jobsoni not exactly catching the point? just yet. "Now." went on the handsomely togged woman in the porch rocker, looking up ani matedly Into Mr. Jobson's puzzled counte nance. "I am an occasional representative of a Newark. N. J., life insurance company that has an entirely new plan, and I should like to explain some of the details of It to you. seeing that you are so sensibly and so unselfishly interested in life insurance. It is a modification of the tontine system, with the advantage that at the end of ten years, when you have paid up the " "Well, I am ready," Mrs. Jobson, with her shawl over her arm, called out sweetly; and when he looked around he saw that she was standing only a few feet behind his rocker. "Pardon me, please?I am going to the beach witlf?er?my wife," hurriedly re marked Mr. Jobson to the swagger-looking female insurance agent who makes a busi ness of doing the summer hotels, and he Jumped up and joined Mrs. Jobson. "Who Is your friend?" sweetly inquired Mrs. Jobson when they had descended the steps, and Mr. Jpbson observed that all of his wife's teeth were showing in a smile of unusual joviality. "Oh. just a guest of the house?was pass ing the time of evening with her," dryly replied Mr. Jobson. "Are you?um?going to take out one of her policies?" Mrs. Jobson asked him; and then he saw the smiles chasing each other across her .fapa yke fleecy clouds over a summer slQf. ; "No. madam." chopplly replied Mr. Job son, "I am'-not going to take out one of her policies;-:so you can cease that foolish snickering. \And-, talking of policies, if you think theret Is. policy in your setting such Infernal bores of women as that one upon your;)husband when he has come down to the seashore to grab out a few weeks of imic^-Reeded rest?oh, you needn't deny that you Instigated the woman to tackle me Mi the life insurance question, for life insurartct Is one of your manias, as I happen tq. ki*?w?I fall to perceive the Joke, and the sower you cut out such non sense the bf ttep you are going to get along with me." With which audacious turning of the sit uation the wily Mr. Jobson put on his most Impenetrably dignified manner?that is to say, he sulked for the balance of the evening. i ?' ? Miss 8peitz?"Of course, no one could truthfully speak of her as pretty." Mr. Lovett?"Well?er?perhaps not, but she has such a quiet, unaffected manner." Miss Spelt*?"Yes, but It has taken her several years to acquire it."?Philadelphia 1 Press. Church?"I see the Shamrock III has arrived." Gotham?"Yes; but she was late In get ting in, wasn't sheT" "Oh, yes; that's been the way with all the cup challengers, you know."?Yonkers Statesman. Hamlet. "People speaK In high terms of Dr. Wyse." Towne. "Yes; but he Isn't always con sistent. For Instance, he told me that I must avoid excitement, and the very next day he sent me his bill."?Boston Tran I script. NOT SO DENSE AFTER ALL "The old pal with whom I went down to the beach for a few days' whirl last week had always been no hopelessly shy and bashful and retiring and wooden to the presence of women that I felt It Incumbent upon me to pass him a little chummy advice on the train going down," aald the gay dog of a Columbia Heights bachelor with the peeled, afterglow proboscis. '? 'Jack,' I said to him, 'you've got to smoke up If you expect to keep step at the place we're going to with your debonair friend with the winning ways,' pointing, of course, to my own torsp. 'You've got to cut out the demureness?demureness doesn t lit on a male person who has to shave twice a day In order to keep his face looking neat. Just get a Siwas wiggle on, old man, and you'll be all right Watch roe. Imitate my curves. Be gay?be gay.' "Jack grinned his slow grin, and replied that he was afraid he was pretty slow, and that he would never get over it. " 'Slow, nothing,' I said to him. It s only because you're too tired to get a gait on. Now, you're not such a hopelessly bad looker'?at this point I sired him up Quite patronizingly?'and you'd come near pass ing in that respect in almost any crowd, provided the crowd was closely packed enough. Line up, old boy, and be real dizzy and sangfroidly and things, like me, see?" "Jack said that he'd do the best he could, but that It always did sort o" scare and stampede him to be thrown Into contact with women with whom he wasn't ac quainted. "Well, on the evening following our ar rival at the seashore hotel my bashful pal and I were sitting, a bit before dinner, at one end of the long veranda, when some thing much superba swept by us. She was tall, willowy young woman in a very clo3e-fitting black princesse dress. Her head was surmounted by the most splen diferous crown of shimmering red hair that ever saw on a woman. She was as grace ful as a fawn. Her face was beautiful and full of character. With a swisn and a frou frou she gained the other end of the veran da and sat down in a rocksr and began to make notes in a book she carried with her. She was such a vision that I couldn't get my breath for a minute or so. " 'Well.' I said to my pal when I was able to talk, 'I guess maybe that's not Boadlcea, the British queen, come to life again, eh?' " 'Fine-looking girl,' said my pal, with the most offhapd tone I had yet heard him em ploy. 'Met her yet?' " 'Have I met her?' said I. 'D'ye think 'd be lobster enpugh to be sitting here making porch talk of the before-dinner va riety with you if I had met her?' " 'Well,' said Jack, rising and sort o' shaking himself together, 'if you're good '11 make you acquainted with her one of these old days,' and then he strolls down the veranda, raises his cute little cap to the sumptuous red-haired girl, who smiles radiantly upon him, and plumps himself into a rocker at her side. "Say, if the hotel had fallen down like a house of cards I couldn't have been more amazed than I was at that spectacle. My old pal, who had always been such an ab solute Stoughton bottie in Washington when introduced to new women, was doing a stunt with the queen of the hotel that would have made the most accomplished summer boy green with envy. "I watched him in a state of green-eyed jealousy until the dining room was opened and then I went in'to dinner. He joined me presently. " "Well!' said I. looking him over. " 'Well?' said he, passing me the sassiest grin I had ever known him to spread over his chart. " 'Say,' said I to him after we'd had a little more conversation, 'you're going to introduce me right after dinner, aren't you. Jack?' " 'Not on your life,' my pal replied with that new off-hand Impudence of his. "What for?' "After dinner and the smoke on the veranda I got up and said to him that we might as well be starting for the board " 'You for a little solitary stroll this evening, if you're not in right for other companionship than mine,' was his Im pertinent reply to my suggestion. 'I've got an appojntment this evening.' "That's the way he passed me along to the boardwalk alone. Half an hour after I reached the boardwalk I saw him stroll ing onto one of the concert piers. The Boadlcea with the magnificent red hair and the princesse robe was leaning on his arm and smiling up into his face. "Well. I didn't see much of my ex-bashful pal during the remainder of our stay down there. He was too busy. I kept beseeching him to present me to Boadlcea, but he only tossed me oft with a provoking nothing-do ing grin. He had her in the surf, on the loop-the-loop, on all of the music piers, on the merry-go-rounds?every old place?and every time he saw me. from a distance, making the preliminary moves toward join ing them, he'd hustle his footsteps?and hers?in the opposite direction. "On the coming away train yesterday morning I said to him: " 'Say, far be it from me. etc., to rubber, but how the dickens did such a confirmed crustacean as you ever muster up the nerve to slam up and get yourself acquainted with that girl the way you did?' " 'You're a ham,' was his audacious re ply. 'Know who that young lady is?' " 'You've told me her name, but that's all/ said I. " 'Well.' said he. 'she's the public stenog rapher of the hotel at which we stopped. I wanted to dictate a few business letters cn the night we got in, and so I asked the clerk at the desk for the stenographer. He conducted me to the. presence of the Boadicea. and I like to've fallen down when I saw what I was jp against. But she put me easy quick enough, and on the follow ing evening, when you saw me go up to her on the veranda, I knew her real well, so I did. Didn't know she was the hotel stenographer, you say? Well, say, I cant help it ? you're such a mollusk. What you want to do is to cut out that idiotic shyness of yours. If you want to swing along at my clip you've gat to ' - "But I wouldn't listen to any more of the whelp's insults, and grouched out to the Bmoker." PUZZLED THE OFFICIALS. What Direction to Put on the Postal Cards. "It is interesting to note the numerous ways in which a person may express the same thought." said Francis H. Whitney, private secretary to Postmaster General Payne, yesterday, "and In this connection it may be recalled that the post office au thorities found a great deal of trouble a few years ago. in prescribing the proper sentence to be used on the face of a postal card to inform the user that he must in scribe nothing but the address on that side. Seven attempts were made before the pres ent phrase was adopted. "One of the earliest cards was made to bear the sign 'Nothing but the address can be written on this side,' which was untrue, as many persons could write more If they so desired. Shortly afterward it was changed so as to say: 'Nothing but the ad dress is to be placed on this side," which was more sensible, but was clumsy and soon discarded. The next issue of the cards were Inscribed, 'The address only to be written on this side," which it was soon seen could easily be construed to bar the use of a typewriter. The same objection could be raised to 'Write only the address on this side.' "Finally the authorities got hysterical and the next issue of the cards Informed the user that he should 'Write the ad dress only on this side, the message on the other,' which was not only clumsy but am biguous, and conveying a wrong meaning as the officials really, down in their hearts, had no objection to a person writing the ad dress on both sides of the card. Later the word 'only' was dropped, but without much Improvement. It was finally decided that there was no use In trying to be original and so they fashioned the phrase which Is now In use after the one used on the postal cards issued by the -British government. Our English cousins say "The space below Is for the address only." and Uncle Sam has 'This side is for the address only.' " Some Family History. From the Chicago Tribune. She had fifteen million dollars. Placed In bonds, and shares, and rents; He had fifteen million dollars. So they merged their sentiments. Now they've raised a son who's valued At exactly thirty cent*. Fine Starts in Life Made by Youngsters. TAUGHT "HER" GOLF HOW A RAPID CALCULATOR SUB PASSED A BANKER. A Smile That Led to Political Activity as Well as Study of Law. Wrtttea for Tb? Krenlnf SUr by Coy T. Vlaknlakkl. "What an Intelligent and good-looking young waiter we hare at our table," aaid a girl at the seashore resort to her com panion. "I wonder whether he is a college man with a vacation job?" Three years later the girl went to New Tork and stopped at one of Its well-known apartment hotels. A few days after her arrival, when she stopped at the desk io settle a bill, she was surprised to nee a man who looked very familiar to her order ing the clerks about. "Why!" she exclaimed, half aloud in her astonishment, "why, It's our old waiter at the ? The young man heard her and turned around. "Why," he exclaimed on his part as he saw the girl, "you here. Miss Smith?" And he walked toward her with extended hand. Then he saw the puzzled look on the girl's face, and laughed. J "You don't know whether or not it la \ proper to greet your old waiter, do you?" he questioned, candidly. He laughed again. "But I was a waiter that I tn.ght go back to college the next year. Does that help you any?" She blushed furiously, then replied, tri umphantly. "I always told mamma you were a college man;" then allowed her wo man's curiosity to get the better of her. "But what are you doing here?" Tho story that her old waiter told her was one of opportunity; and many a col lege youth who has worked at a summer resort could tell a similar story of his rlso In tho world, if he only would. After she had left the resort he was as signed to wait upon a table at which a cranky old man, his wife and elderly daughter sat. "You'll have plenty of trouble." hia pred | ecessors, all of whom had been deposed by the caprices of the cranky old man, had warned him, but, curiously, he managed to please the family from the start. They remained the rest of the summer, and never so much ns offered a tip in all that time. But the day that the resort was to close the old man remained at the tabie after his wife and daughter had left and motioned to the waiter. "Your service has pleased me," he be j gan; "you haven't worked for tips like the rest. I've made inquiries about you and know why you're a waiter. Now. when you are through college?I understand It will be next fall?consult this caril. come to me. if you have nothing better In prospect, and I'll start you In business." With that the man got up from the table and walked away, and the waiter looked at the card. It contained the man's name | and conveyed the additional Information that he was the proprietor of the Hotel in New York city. Her Husband's Wish. "And so." concluded the young man, "two years ago, upon my graduation, I came here and the man started me In as desk clerk and took all the pains possible to In struct me. 'as a reward for not working for tips, but for the work Itself,' aa he ex plained It. Six months ago he died; and af ter the funeral the wife sent for me and told me that I was to manage the hotel for the estate?that It was her husband's wish. And there you have the story of why I am here In a managerial capacity and will not be able to?ah. serve you at dinner tonight personally." This young man's rise Is typical of many that take place among the hundreds of American youths who find employment at the summer resorts in order to get through the vacation and lay aside a few dollars for further education In the fall. They are not waiters in the dining rooms, markers in the bowling alleys, clerks In the hotel offices, barkers for divers amusement en terprises and ticket sellers for the same because of the fun that's in it. They work because they have to; they taste the world's labor before they are fully pre pared for it; and in order that they may be better prepared, they work earnestly. So It often happens that a full-fledged busi I ness man sees future possibilities in a va | cation-working college youth, and the lat ter has his life's work cut out for him then and there. Such a one is the vice : president of a certain leading banking ln | stitution In Philadelphia. This Influential financier ten years ago. <ipon his graduation from the University of I Pennsylvania, followed his usual vacation cust6m of taking a clerkship in an At lantic City hotel. His idea was to keep hia eyes open while there for a position In the fall. The opportunity came In an unex pected way. It happened one Monday morning that a large number of guests decided rather un expectedly to return to the city, and, with out any previous notification to the office to have their bills ready, they swooped down upon It, expecting to have every thing settled up in time for them to catch the train. He Did It on Time. The college clerk was on duty, and al though It seemed Impossible even to him for all the accounts to be balanced before train time, which was perilously close at hand, he went to work with a will. He had been noted for his powers of lightning calculation at college, and now he brought them Into full play. Bills were made out. money taken in and change given in quick order?in fact, so fast that the departing guests scarcely had time to Indulge In even transitory speculation as to whether ' they'd catch the train all right. I When it was all over and the last man | had gone, baggage and all, and the clerk I hud counted the money twice to see that he had not made wrong change In the I hurry, a guest who was known to the clerk | as a Quaker City banker walked up to the desk. "Pretty lively fifteen minutes, wasn't It?" | he inquired, pleasantly. The clerk replied In the affirmative. "Didn't make any mistake In making change, did you?" he went on In the same tone?Just talking for the sake of conver sation. The clerk answered this time in the neg ative. "That's good," waa the reply. "I thought maybe In the rush you might have made a mistake, and I wouldn't want to know you were out of pocket because of your at tempt to please guests." Then the banker walked away, but a few days later he was again In conversation with the clerk. "What are you going to do in the fall?" he Inquired in an offhand sort of way. "I'm keeping my eyes open for an op I portunlty," was the reply. r He Knew His Man. The guest smiled. "How would you like to become a I banker?" he said, briefly. The clerk hesitated. "Why," he began, "I don't know?I " "Tut, tut," waa the elder man's reply, aa he read the younger's thoughts, "of course you can get along with figures. I haven't doubted that since the morning when you got all those people off on time and came out of It without making any mistake In the amount of their bills or the change." j And so. when the summer was ended, the clerk accompanied the banker back to the I Quaker city and waa given a minor posi tion. I There he remained for nearly a year, in | all that time seeing the president only oc casionally and speaking to Mm once. He I had begun to think the banker hud forgot ten about him. when he was summoned Into 1 his private office one morning. "Well, sir." began the president, without j any preliminaries, "you have been weighed In the balance and found of standard [ weight. How would you like to be one of | our assistant caahiera?" Two years ago this aame man, then tbe cashier, was one? mora call*! Into the president's office and Informed that at th<! meeting of the board of directors that day he had been elected rice president of the Institution, rice the old Incumbent, de ceased. "And. my boy," the president added, as he congratulated Ms new assist ant. "it's all due to the way you got oif those guests that morning eight years ago in the hotel without making a mistake In the money. Innate business acumen gave them two collere men their start; love showed the way In a third case. Teaching Golf. This pa: titular man when his college? Amherst ?c osed attached himself to a liotel In New England, which Is mora noted for its splendid golf course than for Its cui sine. His special duty was to give first leSson, to begli.aers at golf. In which game he qualified as an expert. Along about the middle of ths season there came to this hotel a girl from the west, and in her train was a rich and in dulgent i-a ? and an easy going mamma. The girl bad never seen a golf course, much less played the game. according to her own cunfess, ^n, but her desire to learn it was bounded only > her seemingly unlimited supply of enthusiasm. Somehow it fell to the lot of ths college ' man to take this young lidy out on the hnks tc- her initial lesson, and when she oame hack to the hotel sue was more than ever enthus'aa'.lc over the sport. Also, she mingled with !.<>r newly acquired golf lingo much that appertained to her Instructor, but her easy-?otiig mother ana her Indul gent fvtiiier attributed It all to the young mai/s evident aoility to teach golf in ths cor.cct fa. io.?. Two or turee weeks later, however, they changed their minds when they were in formed by the young man In question that he loved their daughter devotedly and wanted theli consent to make her his wife. They Gave Consent. As the old folks had been in the habit for years of giving way to their child's slightest desires, they gave way to her In this, and, also at her suggest ion, the father later on took occasion to Inform his pro spective son-in-law that he would make him a member of his financial family as well. So, when the time for fall weddings came around, they were married, and today they are living out west in the same town with the old folks, for the son-in-law Is the right-hand man of his father-in-law in all the latter's important business enterprises, and the older man swears that the younger is as good at driving a deal as he was at driving a golf ball In his callow college days. It is a far cry from a clerkship In a seashore hotel to politics, but among the politicians of New York there Is a college graduate who arrived by this route. Blood Will Tell. In this man's veins flows a goodly por tion of Irish blood, and he Is witty and suave, and withal a man who has the power of diplomatically handling men and putting them at their ease. He displayed this characteristic to such a marked degree while he clerked In tiie hotel that he came to be known among the patrons as "the man with the steady smile." It was through this characterlza tlon that a politician. stopping at the hotel, took serious note of the clerk, with the result that the latter was taken into the former's law office, and along with the practice of law taught the devious ways of politics. Now the college graduate Is capable of acting as political mentor to m:iny who are his associates, and. In fact, he is frequent ly brought into consultation by some of the powers that be. These are typical cases of the college youth who gets up through his vacation work. Others may be found in managers or even proprietors of summer and win ter resort hotels themselves. THEY "JEST LAFFED." Reception of News of Anointment by Cabinet Officer's Old Neighbors. PoHtmaster General Payne tells a story today about an old friend of his who used to be Attorney General of the United States ten or fifteen years ago. After he had been In office a few months his heart warmed to ward the pTace of his nativity, an obscure little town that nestles In the hills of New England. He had not visited the town for many years and he longed to see again tiie people and the place. So he took a week off from his cabinet duties and hied himself to the railroad sta tion. The next day he landed at the depot of the little village where he had first seen the light of day. He drove to the village store, hitched his team outside and going within joined the group of villagers that at all times, day and night, cluster about' the center of the store. They met him pleasantly, but none recog nized him. He made numerous Inquiries about those whom he had known as play mates and al>out the people generally of the day when he Was part and parcel of the community in a very diminutive way. Some of those about whom he inquired had gone to other towns or states. Some had passed Into the great hereafter. Finally he shifted one leg over the other .ind In an Innocent sort of way asked them If they remembered a tow-headed boy name . and he mentioned his own .lame. -"Yes." several of them said, they had re membered the lad. Then he asked If It was true that that boy (meaning himself) had gone to Washington. They replied affirmatively and added that the young fellow had since become Attor ney General of the United States. "What did the people here say about him when they heard of that appointment?" he asked. One of the old farmers shifted his quid of tobacco from one side of his mouth to the other and drawled: "Say? Oh. they didn't say nawthin'. They Jest laffed." LIQUID AIB FACTORY. An Extremely Interesting Exhibit for the St. Louis Exposition. An extremely Interesting exhibit which has been booked for the world's fair Is that of a liquid air factory In operation, Includ ing filtering, cleaning and drying the at mospheric air and by successive stages, compressing it to 3.000 or 3.500 pounds pres sure to the square Inch, then admitting It to the llquefier, where It Is transformed lnio what Is known as liquid air. A number of spectacular feats have been planned showing the great power of the air and the numerous ways In which It can be advantageously used as a refrigerant, lllumlnant, evplosive, motive power, medi cal and anaesthetic agent, etc., among which are the following: A kettle of liquid air boile on a cake of Ice, "steam" Issuing freely from the spout. Boiling Is further accelerated by putting a few pieces of ice in the kettle. Blazing paper or wood, or a lighted can dle, having liquid air poured upon them, are not extinguished, but burn with daz zling brilliancy. An icicle is made of alcohol. Whisky and other substances ordinarily difficult to congeal are easily frozen. Strawberries freeze, while steel melts. In the same small glass, and at the same time, liqnid air melts steel pens with bril liant scintillations and freezes strawberries to 312 degrees below zero. Flowers dipped in liquid aid retain their beauty and fragrance, but crumble at touch like ashes. Quicksilver is easily frozen so hard that nails are driven in a plank with a hammer of frozen mercury. A snow storm dally In midsummer will be another startling feature. Snow balls 100 degrees below zero made and thrown among the spectators. Bill?"Don't you think it Is a dangerous proceeding for a man to offer an official money for his vote?" Jill?"Yee, indeed. -I do; the only way to cinch him Is to give him the money."? Yonkers Statesman. "Dasher and his brother fell out the other day and now- they don't speak." "You don't say?" "Yes, they fell out of their automobile while going at the rate of eighty miles an hour."?Philadelphia Press. AJax had defied the lightning and new stood with folded arms expecting the laurel wreath, but the multitude was not satisfied. "Let us see you defy a racing automo bile," they demanded. But AJax detected gasoline Is ths air and fled.?Chicago News.