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^°VERTy i THE NEWER WEALTH.
?;''*''ocate'of*',? 'las J'0!’nc 0l>t as an ardent miper. Ule value of poverty.—Daily deems*it'V'0?0 " h1’ ll,e pauper's lot; Ihe bare , 4 1 .11IP :1> c;ln be. cot °alTet lodging and hard wood T:;''drv'!.!0l,tllan liix,lry. !’!)« till.**,r i°' bread and the coffee cold, aiv he tV, . lcan,i.r<,ln old coats. flat he i ai tlU11 tbe stores of gold L 1,1 his 8u.i-ca.se totes. 'is Un.ie'.’ tilnn siKie.I sofa and chair ^.at^r'H-svyeiit "‘ooden seat hoV. " 1,1 the whore poverty's weary feet. p-,gneU ' 18 a,K*r Ul:!11 i'K'i> ehani TL'u'walii’i!.1'!,far s"'eeter than case: min 1 le * rear ol the sleet and the f_Iil "mu‘r to shiver and freeze! ,?t:esHbitten f'”°' to B° without meat. With 1 ,,, 11 fvojn core head to toes. A.Vl wyM°:et0 -vour swollen feet, Oh "ih, to f'10 end "f your no>e! '•live* '1,e * ,e things that the inillioii 'I!,/,1 S'.:v„'vllSn t.h.e"' J'ivhcs pile, up and en*. *?y ‘v'vaP od their troubles To ®° back Vo Poverty's Cup! so T would say to the famished and worn. !;• b°l)e,e'<. dowu-irodden and sore, I I’ Jlu* forget your condition for lorn: r '' s knocking at last at vour door. - poverty s now a desirable thing. I • -'V/vreature of ashes and dust, i ’ market, your assets von bring a lbl' l0wn of a Poverty Trust. — •John Kendrick Bangs, in Life. j|| bout a Girl | ||l We Didn't Get. 1 ' By HELEN ROWLAND. 01.IA’ sat on the 01 her side of the table making tea. She wore a ridiculous little apron (for nothing but show), about the size of a handkerchief, arid a house wifely expression that she always dons such occasions. Suddenly she locked up. "hook! Quick! Out of the window, •he, Xo, the other way. There she "By dove, what a pretty girl!" I ex claimed. "Who is she?" "But you were looking the wrong way." said Polly, "and that wasn't the air! I meant." "I was looking at the girl across the Street,” I said, "and she was quite the prettiest girl I have ever seen—except one." I added, dutifully. Polly set the kettle down with a thump that jarred the teacups. "Of course she was!" she exclaimed. ‘'The girl across the street always is. There isn't a man living who doesn't worship some gtr'i across the street. She's like the girl you couldn't get, tIre fish von didn’t catch, and the cake you didn't eat." "Put that girl! Why, roily, she was Tii inn-" "I Yr-oxide!" "—and Gibson-’’ ‘•('onceited!” “—and Burnt-.b-r.i-? “Lead!” “—all in one'." 1’■•:\y sighed as she turned to put a fi-ht under the kettle. ••it's always that way." she said, re signedly. “The girl across the street, fine ;lie- girl he didn't get. always is a loan's ideal. If he never marries, he utries her-image about in ids heart. ,,r her photograph about in ids pocket. a! uses it for a standard with which in compare all the other women he ii-.-iy meet. If he docs marry somebody she becomes a sweet memory that rise? every time ids wife burns the bis cuit? or forgets to fake her hair out of curl papers. Why is it?" and Polly liked her little nose upward until she looked almost dignified, "that the mere fact that a girl doesn't want to marry ■i Hum makes him wild to get her?” "Polly,” said I, “do yon remember wk: n you were a very iillle girl how von used to lie awake nights trying jo catch Santa Claus? Do you recol lect }>o\v the jam on the top shelf was always the kind you liked best? Did v„!i never long to see iho other side ,-,i jhe moon, or cat what wasn’t good i',,r you. or play with the naughty lit tle girl whom you were forbidden to >|icak to? It’s human nature. The Illusive, the unattainable. Iho thing we cannot get always has been and always wii! be the thing we want.” l'oiiy pushed back a little curl that will get into her eyes, and began cut ting lemon, meditatively. ••Yes,” she agreed, “'out it’s different with a woman. She always feels a ■sori of resentment toward iho man who won’t fall in love with her. while a man rather respects a woman for re fusing In in nnu admires nor ior siuui (>]D£f him. The longer she remains on (lie other side of the street-” • That is it.-” I broke in. “the longer she remains on the other side of the sireet. But T have observed that it is generally very easy to cross over your self. and then-—” ••Amt then she is no longer the g;r! across the street?'’ broke in Polly, -waving half a lemon triumphantly. “Then she loses her illusion, her attrac tion. It is as if you had turned the limelight oft the loading lady in the play. Her Titian hair heroines red: you observe that: her nose turns up at the cud: her diamonds are only paste, and her figure is nothing more nor less than the result of wearing a straight front corset. The stock market falls, and you arc glad to sell out your in terest in the girl at the very lowest figure. The very fact that she has succumbed to your entreaties or your fascinations, the very fact that she loves you, or is willing to flirt with you—” “Polly, will yon put down that lemon' It is taking the color out of me al ready?” Polly subsided. “Let me ask you,” I went on. seri ously, "why. if you girls know all this, do you so often cross the street your selves?” "What do you mean?” said Polly. “l'ou send us sofa pillows,” 1 re torted. Polly winced. “And necktie cases.” I went on, “and invite us to violet teas." "Mr. Ileavyfeather." said Polly, “will you kindly pass the sugar?” I passed. Polly took two lumps with the dig nity of a tragedy queen. “It is evident,” she remarked, in a tone like the trickling of ice witter, “that your charms have made you a victim of feminine attentions. But,” she continued, “there are girls and girls. Tiie kind to whom you have reference never were like the girl on the oilier side of the street. They never gave you nor any other man an opportunity to observe them from a distance. ' You never liad any perspective on them at all. They were the nine girls out ot' ten. But there is always the tenth girl, and she is the girl across the street, the girl ot' whom you are never quite sure, the girl who has eluded you. Can you not recollect, in all your varied and interesting career, any woman who has escaped you, who has talked with you, flirted with you, chummed witli you. tint whom you have never gotten really near? Have you never known a woman who would be ns interesting to you if you had married her as she is now that you haven't got. her?” I blew the smoke of my cigarette re flectively. It is always amusing to hear Polly talk sensibly, because— well—because her pompadour is fluffy and her nose is retrousse—and in that nonsensical apron—well-• "Ye'es.” I began slowly: “now that you come to mention it, there was once a girl-” “[ don't ask for particulars, Mr. Heavyfeatlier." "The most beautiful girl I ever knew "Will you have some more tea. Mr. Heavy feather ?” "The cleverest—— "One lump, or two?” “The girl with the greatest amount of common sense——” “I.cmon?” “And she was the girl across—” “I don't want to know!” “The girl across——” “1 won’t listen!” “The girl across-” Polly rose in righteous wraili. "The girl across the table." And the kettle bubbled merrily.— Washington Post. liouis: r or the Parson. The old custom of having- the minis ter and the . schoolteacher "hoard round” is not wholly forgotten, as is seen in an incident reported by the Florida Times Union. The parson is a successful circuit preacher, who in his younger days was sent as a missionary to Florida. The town was off from any railroad line, and was sparsely popu lated. The new minister gathered the people and told them that he intended to establish a church: that churches brought schools, schools settlors and settlers prosperity. "I have no money." be said, “but I intend iiiat you people shall care for me. What can you do for the preach er'; I don't intend to put the burden of my living on any one family, but upon all of you. turn and turn about, t will not go. however, where the hitch string is not hanging out of the door. What can you do for the preacher';" One old lady, who had a dim recol lection of a small church in the piny woods of Georgia when she was a girl, said: ‘T kin eat him. but I can't sleep him." "That's good." responded the parson. ■'.Vow. who's next?" “Well, if Sister Jenkins is gwino to eat him. I'll agree to sleep him, but I can't wash him." "That's good. Who next.?" Here another sister spoke tip: “Well. I reckon I can wash him, but I ain't much on b'iled 1 hirts." Whether any one was found to "bile" the parson the story does not state. 1 iirelliseiice of Ants. The testing of the intelligence of ants is a favorite study of naturalists, and recently there have been published accounts of some interesting experi ments to determine the seat of the rec ognition sense. It is well known that ants, not only of one species, blit of one community of the same species, are able to recognize one another, while to members of other colonies or species they are markedly hostile. In this last investigation the aiiilinL' rejects tlie theory that there is a "'language sense” in the antennae ol the ant, stating that these organs are employed in feel ing objects of all kinds, both animate and inanimate. He believes, however, tlial the antennae have some sense of smell, and accordingly he anointed ants of one community with infusions made from their friends and foes. When an ointed with the former, the hostile ants were not attacked as long as the influ ence of the infusion persisted. In fur ther corroboration of this theory it was found that when an ant was de prived of its antennae it would attack both friend and foe without diseriiniu j atiom—Harper's Weekly. Flaxseed Candy. | Cook together in a porcelain or a bright tin saucepan one pound ganu lated sugar, three-fourths of a cup of water and a tablespoonful of glycerine. Cook until nearly on the "crack.” then add flaxseed in quantity to suit the taste. Pour into buttered pans and when nearly cold mark into squares. TIGHT WHS FORCED Battle With the Mores Was Unavoidable CONDITIONS NOV/ UNDERSTOOD Major Genrai Wood Assumes Respon sibility tor It—Killing of Some °f the Women Could not be Avoided. Manilla, By Cable.—Major General M ood, who has arrived, lias announc ed that he assumes full responsibility for the tight against the Moros at Dajo Hill near Jolo. He said that there was no wanton destruction of women and children in the fight, though many of them were killed"^ by force of necessity because the Moros used them as shields in the hand-to hand lighting. Major General Wood declared that many of the women wore mail attire and their sex could not bn distinguished. Another con fusing cause was the desperation with which the women fought, the priests having worked all of the Moros to a religious frenzy. Many of the Moros feigned death and butchered the Am erican hospital men who were reliev ing the wounded. General Wood said: “Neither in this nor any tight lias an American soldier killed a woman or child except in a close action when it was impossible to distinguish sex.” Population of the Isle of Pines. Havana, By Cable.—Dryden Fulton, who was appointed lo take the census of the Isle of Pines, and who was ar rested by the Cuban authorities be cause he did not have their permis sion to do so. arrived here recently. He says the census was practically completed before the Cubans stopped the work. lie says there are less than 2.000 inhabitants on the Lsland and estimates the number of Cubans at 1.000 ryid actual Americans at about 700. He says that the number of male Cubans of voting age is 200 and that 4!) voted in the last election. To Build Another Pier. Newport News, Special.—-It is learned that the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway will shortly begin the erec tion of a new coal pier just north of pier 10. The output of coal this win ter has been large, and the company has found that the facilities of the termiual must be increased. For sev eral months the railway company has had a large force of men at work re newing timbers in the old coal piers. When the work is finished all three of the piers will be practically new. Two Women Killed. Philadelphia, Special.—Two women were shot, and killed in this city, one by her husband, who was jealous of his wife, and the other by her intend ed husband, who committed the deed because she would not consent to an immediate marriage. The man who killed his wife is Geo. .lohnsoa, a Nor tveigian. Annie Margolies. aged 24. was killed by Max Sorlfer. aged 22, who wanted to marry the woman im mediately. Sorlfer then shot himself and is in a critical condition. 860,000 For University of Virginia. Richmond. Ya., Special -Announce ment was made at the University of Virginia of a gift of $30,000 from Charles Steele, of .T. Pierpoont Mor gan & Company, New York, and alum nus. and of $10,000 from Miss Helen Miller Gould, of New 3 oi k. Both will be expended in (he completion of the University Hospital, which, when finished will constitute a chain of five buildings. Miss Gould’s gift is to pro vide a ward for colored patients at the hospital. Heavy Suit Against City. Columbia Special.- — J. C. Stokes filed suit against the city of Columbia for $10,((00 foi' injuries received on September 12. 1003. caused by an al leged defective street bridge. The complaint states that the plaintiff, while crossing a bridge on Divine street, near Assembly, fell through a plank bridge and broke his left leg, so that lie is permanently crippled. The case is docketed for the coming term of civil court. News Items. Secretary Bonaparte addressed the Swedish-Amorican Kepublieau Club, of Chicago, on the importance of keeping the navy ever ready. Anthony Comstock, the New York anti-vice agent, was struck in the eyes and on the nose by oppos ing counsel in a case, one of whose statements lie had characterized as a lie. A Count Sent to Jail. Genoa, By Cable.—On complaint of his wife who was Edith Van Buren and whose brother is the American consul at Nice, Count Di Castelmen ardo, was convicted of adultrv and sentenced to three months imprison ment and to pay the costs of the ac tion. The Count has taken an appeal from the verdict of the court. WITH THE LAWMAKERS What is Being Done Day by Day By the National House and Senate. Tillman Reports Rate Bill. 1 he Senate cun tinned consideration of the railroad question by listening to the reading of a report on the House bill by Mr. Tillman and to a speech on that measure by Mr. Nel son. Mr. Tillman's report was read at the request of Mr. Aldrich, who said that lie was curious to hear the opin ion of the South Carolina Senator. Brief attention was given to the message of the President transmitting the letter to the Secretary of War relative to the recent Moro battle. Mr. Bacon spoke of the killing of the Moros as ‘•'slaughter” and Mr. Lodge deprecated criticism until the facts should be known. liie House resolution giving the in ler-Scate commerca commission au thority to administer oaths in con nection with its investigation of char ges of discrimination made against railroads was adopted without resort ing to the formality of requiring its reference to committee. Mr. Stone’s resolution directing an inquire into the Postoffice Department rulings on (lie admission of college publications to the mails as second class matter al so was adopted. A large number of private pension bills and some other semi-private bills were passed. MR. TILLMAN’S REPORT. The report of Mr. Tillman embodied the first clear and concise statement of the differences concerning court re view features and other proposed amendments that had made a unani mous report from the committee im possible. Without hesitancy, the Senator de clared it to be his belief that the bill should be amended, but that amend ments should not be of a character to impair or prevent the accomplishment of the objects of the legislation, which are set forth best, he says, in the President's message to Congress. He emphasized the need of regarding the measure as non-partisian, but predict ed that the issue created will be para mount in the next presidential elec tion. Mr. Tillman prefaced his report by speaking of the peculiar circumstan ces ruling the committee’s actions on the House bill, which made it an em barrassing task to submit views that would be concurred in by the com mittee as a whole. AX UNPRECEDENTED SITUA TION. ‘'Instead of being amended in com mittee as is usual,” the report said "so as to command as a whole the endorsement and support of a majori ty of its members, the bill was brought into the Senate in a form not entirely satisfactory to more than two mem bers. "Tills lack of harmony among the supporters of the bill—it would be speaking with more accuracy to say the supporters of the policy involved in the bill brings about the anomal ous situation in which a member of the minority party ill Congress is put in charge in the Senate of proposed legislation which is generally regarded throughout the country as the cherish ed scheme of the President, with whose general policy and principles that member is not in accord. At the same lime the bill is designated to carry into effect his own long cherished convictions and the tliricc reilerated demands of the party to which he belongs.’ Emphasizing the claim that this condition is without precedent in leg islative history, Mr. Tillman says it brings into prominence the fact that the legislation is non-partisan and is so rceognizezd as a result of the un animous support given it by the mi nority in the House and the few op posing—only seven—in that entire hod v. PUBLIC DEMAND PASSIONATE. There would follow a ‘'cyclone of passionate resentment,” said Air. Till man. in predicting what would be the result of failure on the part of Con gress ti> meet the widespread demand for railroad rate legislation. He <le „i.i i >....... ...: ii i... * i... i vest" of any member of the Senate or House whose work in formulating a bill to regulate railroads lacks earn estness nr honesty of ymryiose and who shall seek to belittle the question or kill the bill by subterfuge and decep tion. The coustitiution gives to Con gress the y)o\ver to regulate the rail roads, he contended and there are many wrongs to right. The bill as it comes from the House Mr. Tillman characterized as loosely worded and capable of different iu terp relations. ‘‘Massacre of Mt. Dajo.” The additonal power which Presi dent Eoosevelt sugested should be | given the inter-State commerce com mission in making the special investi gation into the coal and oil industry as related to transportation was giv- ( en by the House in the passage of the | Townsend resolution on that subject, I The session, which was ended at 3 o'clock so that the Republican caucus might be held, was devoted to gener al debate on the legislative bill. Severe criticism of the recent bat tle in the Philippines was made by Mr. Jones of Virginia, who declared that the killing of women and children was a disgrace to the nation. Mr. Williams, the minority leader, faceti ously instructed" the Republicans <• n their causcus, and Mr. Keifer, ol Ohio, delivered a speech in favor ol reducing Southern representation ir Congress. Seymour Barrington Hanged. St. Louis, Mo., Speciol.—Seymour Barrington, the bogus ‘‘Lord,” was executed by hanging at the Clayton jail for the murder of James P Mc Cann two years ago. Barrington had contemplated several times to break out jail, but bis preparations were detected early enough in each case to prevent him from carrying out his intentions. He remained firm to the end. Convict Escapes. Spartanburg1, Special.—Hicks Cald well, the negro convict who was bad ly injured in a fight with a fellow convict, and who lias been under a doctor’s treatment, stole a bicycle be longing to Captain Hembree and rode away from the camp in the rear of the court house. He also obtained posses sion, in the same way, of a suit of clothes and a pair of shoes belonging to one of the guards. Girl Gored To Death By Cow. Grafton, Special.—Emma Summons daughter of Mrs. Mary Day, was gor ed to death by a vicious cow on the streets at Horton. Her father was one of the first settlers of Horton. He died several years ago, since which time the mother of the girl married Fitzgerald Day. Philadelphia’s new Director oi Public Works annulled the Alteration plant contracts, involving millions ol dollars, awarded to D. J. Nichols. Off for Hot Springs. Pitsburg', Special.—The Pittsburg Baseball Club was given an enthuies tie ovation, when it started for Hot Springs. In local baseball circles there is the greatest confidence in the team this year. It is considered ex ceptionally strong and it is believed that Pittsburg will win the league championship this year, unless some unexpected circumstances should pre vent. NEWSY PERSONALS. Captain Stubbs, secretary of Liver pool Orphan institution, is one of the few living persons who served on Nel son's flagship Victory. Geza von Fejercary, the recently ap pointed premier of the Hungarian cab inet, has received alomst every decora tion his country can bestow. Baron Takaki says four-fifths of the Japanese boys are now studying Eng lish. anil that it will soon become tbe language of Japan and later of the world. A walnut tree and a pecan tree were planted upon the grave, at Austin, Texas, of Governor J. S. Hogg. This was in compliance with his dying re quest. The Rev. Charles TI. Poole, a Meth odist preacher anil mission worker in Auckland, N. '/... was recently elected a member of Parliament on the prohibi tion issue. Ruins Bullock, who was a recon struction Governor of Georgia, is spending liis declining days at Al bion. N. Y.. his boyhood home. He is helpless from paralysis. Hr. Daniel Trembly McDougal, of New York, has accepted the appoint ment as director of the newly created department of the botanical research establishment, by the Carnegie Insti tute of Washington. D. C. One hundred years ago Joseph Smith, tlie founder of Mormonism, tirst. saw the light of ih.y in the village of Sharon. IT. In commemoration of the event a handsome granite monument has .just been erected at Sharon. There are four governors that served during the Civil War still living—Y\ il liam Sprague, whose home is neat Narragansett Pier. R. L: Frederick Holbrook, of Brattleboro. Vt.: Samuel J. Crawford, of Kansas, and .Tolm .T. Pettys, of Mississippi. Major General Trotski, who was re cently made commander of St._Feters biii-tr was Horn on July —G. 18-1.. Weather Man Saves Money. In spite of the standing jokes about the weather man. it is probable that for every dollar spent on the weather bureau $10 are saved, says Country Life in America. At the time of the Mississippi flood of 1897 $15,000,000 worth of live stock and other prop erty were saved as a result of warn ings issued a week ahead. Signals displayed for a single hurricane have detained in port vessels valued, with their cargoes, at $20,000,000. The West Indian stations, established in 1898, inform us of hurricanes as soon as they begin. The course of the hur ricane that caused the Galveston flood was charted for a week before it struck our shores—for hurricanes move slowly. Eighty-five per cent of the forecasts now come true, and by the aid ot' rural free delivery 25, 000,000 forecast cards were distrib uted last year to farmers, many of whom could not have had them five years ago. Men who couldn’t organize a peanut stand know just how the pastor should run the church. JUDGE HAMILTON BITTER Ereaking Silence at Last, Legislative Agent For the Big Insurance Com-> panies Appears Unexpectedly Be fore Investigating Committee and Pours a Flood of Denunciation Upon Officials “Who Drove McCaJI to His Grave.” Albany. X. Y., Special.—Andrew Hamilton appeared before the insur ance investigating committee and the silence which he has maintained, exeept for his statement brought from Paris by John C. McCall, ever since his name was first mentioned in the investigation in connection with the great sums of money shown to have been paid him during the past 10 years on account of his legal and legislative work for the Xew York Life and other insurance companies. It would be difficult to exaggerate the sensation and by the speech which he made or the intensely dramatic character of the whole episode. His face was flushed and his voice tremb ling with passion, his arms upraised and his lists clenched. Judge Ham ilton poured forth a flood of denun ciation and invective upon the mem bers of the board of trustees of the New York Life Insurance Company, several of whom were present desig nating them “curs and traitors,” and paying special attention to one un named, whom he described as “the Peeksniff of three administration, the confidant of the Beers scandal and author of the Beers position—who ro tates through one administration and another, and thinks that he is going to be an indispensable member of yet another. ’ ’ RETORTS “YELLOW DOG.” “And do you think,” he demanded, “that the man who held the same re lation to Mr. Beers that I did to Mr. McCall could sit for 13 years since, and not know how the expenditures that were made were to be, and were, disbursed ? Yet he and such like him sit. not judging me as peers, but judging me as conquerors, talking about ‘yellow dogs.’ ” Judge Hamilton’s attack upon the trustees of the New York Life was made the more dramatic by the fact that he immediately followed J. H. McIntosh, general solicitor of that company, who had been eulogizing the members of that board and challeng mg any man to give reasons why they should be removed from office as con templated by the pending legislation. The only name he mentioned was that of the late President McCall, in the reference to whom and to whose death lie displayed marked emotion. He spoke of Mr. McCall as a victim, as having been shouldered with the blame—“the only one, the dead man, killed, that they drove to his grave, and deserted,” and declared that, the memory of this man had appealed to him “to come down here and say something for him and just a word for myself.” Judge Hamilton after stating that he would confine his remarks entirely to the New York Life Insurance Com pany, said he had high and loyal re speck for the other companies because “I have not yet found amongst them curs and traitors.” Continuing he said: “I address you upon and in advo cacy of one hill solely, which I have not read, but the purport of which ap pears in the papers—and I say that it is your duty to report in favor of the measure that will remove the trustees of the New York Life Insurance Company upon November 21 next, ar bitrarily. “I look around this court and I see here many members of that board of trustees. I see amongst them men who have set and listened to the stories of my victories in their behalf, and applauded, and I wonder whether it was like lhat line in Goldsmith, wheth er it was ‘counterfeited glee,’ or whether the attitude that they have since taken has been one of counter feited honesty. SHOULD BE OUSTED FROM COM PANY. ' If, he said, the board did not ap prove his vouchers, “then the failed to perform their duty. And the rea son 1 came, forward now is not to sav. or not to apologize for these vouchers, but to say this, that these men with their responsibilities upon their shoulders and upon mine, they have something to account for. “They may talk about the ‘yellow dog,’ but the ‘yellow dog’ is a dog of courage and of loyally, but the curs who stood around this funeral that has occurred, and the curs who know of these transactions and shrink into their shoes—they are the curs—and that is the reason that I come to speak before you and say that the great interest, of two billions of dollars of life insurance and four hundred mil lions of dollars of assets can never be safely entrusted to the bands and administration of a lot of curs.” To’ Discuss Y. M. C. A. Matters. Colorado Springs, Col., Special.— Fully one hundred secretaries and prominent leaders of the \. M. C. A. branches in this State, are in attend ance at the State Conference for the discussion of association matters which opened here. Every branch in the State is represented. An inter esting programme lias been prepared and several distinguished speakers will address the conference.