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THE BEHKSHIUBS. I TILL having a gor geous time and hate to think of leaving. I do wish you were here. I've always said, Bob, darling, that you would look simply wonderful gotten up like an Englishman. I know you wear Eng- lish clothes, but you don't get them small tnough. There is a man here who can hardly move his arms, his coat is so small for him. He looks so cunning from the back, you can't lmasine. There are two or three rf 1 Englishmen here, and they look very different somehow. Their clothes are frightfully British, but seem to be Just naturally so. But you should meet our Italian! I never |y sweet. Just like an American, only ne about his mind and his digestion. isn't one. You know Ethel Wilson met hitu Who do you think came up here for BSERV1NG at a terror stricken in iv id a thought he had been bitten by a taran tula rushed out to hunt up some music so he could be cured, only serves to show me how superstitious N York Is," remarked the Troubled Tourist. "According to the suffering individual v.-ho thought he had a bite the best cure Is music and music alone. A good many of us would prefer a tarantula bite any to some of the music -e hear. W Yorkers think they are so very •d level headed, when all the time -»st as superstitious as the aver age ot?n*:.^ in signs in my other part of the country. Even the wisest of us believe in bad luck signs. For instance, I'm satisfied that Its a sign of bad luck to step in front of a rapidly moving trol ley car This sign sometimes fails—if you are spryer than the car. "Go into any restaurant and watch a man upset the salt and the first thing he does is to grab a pinch of It and throw it over his shoulder. "Some persons are so ill-informed In the matter they have to stop and ask which I think we girls ought to have duels fought for us, if you ask me. But goodness you couldn't get an American man even in terested in the subject. That day at the theatre last winter, when that fat man sit ting next to me sat on my hat, and was so indifferent about it, Dick Travers just said, 'Oh, don't make a fuss, it looks a much better shape than when you started out with It." Did you ever hear oi anything so aggravating? Why an Italian would have thrown his card and his gloves in his face instantly and arranged a duel right on the spot. That was what the Count did, Ethel said, hit that usher in the face with There is another Italian up here who is rather good looking, and uses the most marvellous perfume. He an- Guarini are not very god friends. Talk about being cats! They are not in it with the way the men of different, nationalities talk about each other. Guarini says Rlganti is a fake, and Rigantl says that Guarini "no good." Then two of the Englishmen a '•bounder." Arthur says most earnestly that Reggie, besides being a "bounder." is! a "HEADY TO HAVE DUELS FOUGHT row IIEU." liked them until 1 met him. He is absolute- it's quite embarrassing at times. Whe\i| oi of them gets her alone the taings in Rome last winter, and had told us all iweek the othe. day? Jack Maynard! He about him. She said he had fought a duel did look refreshing after all these strange for her In a theatre. At least he made a date to fight one in the theatre. Ethel said she had put a cushion under her feet that should have been behind her back, and the usher objected, and Count Guarini im mediately had an awful row with him and they went outside. I couldn't make out how it ended. But he fought a duel, or ordered his valet to fight for him. as long as it was only an usher, I believe. But wasn't it thrilling? his glove. She says they carry four or'he couldn't imagine falling In love with Hve pairs in their pockets, and sometimes her! I nearly fell on neck, as I was use them up before they've been out an hour. Oh, it's the only way to do things. Everybody is so practical nowadays. women'811h-o ,-kes me. and loves to get me in corner and talk Told by the Troubled Tourist 15Sne BAD LUCK, shoulder, too. "Friend of mine was explaining to me not long ago what bad luck it was to have a black cat cross your path, and said the only way to beat this unlucky omen was to immediately turn around and walk backward to the next corner. He'd hard ly told me atoout it when sure enough a be sure there's no come-back first" A BUTTERFLY OF AUTUMN, men. He thinks Violet's artificial, and says 'TALKS ABOUT HIS MIND AND HI* DIGESTION." sure the minute he saw her he would suc cumb to her charms. It's an awful risk. Bob. to ineroduce you. beau to these di vine creatures, who always wonder ful slippers and offer such good cocktails. Jack said he didn't care for her style at S a or iuft lf' of foreigners, and I could see he was terribly bored. He knew Reggie and Arthur, and I asked him which one was the real "bounder," and he said they bo*hh,_wer!R'santi, 1 here have r.o use for each other at all came in I thought he Reggie Harron Fays that Arthur Coates is 0 0 0 smartW antd attractivea a 8 a id a a Ia it "cad." asked him to lunch. Anne had never met The whole crowd are rushing Violet. and' wa he says about all the others are positively saddening "Vi" always agrees with the! Anne's worth about a million, too, so it made it very nice all around. Guarini one she is talking to and looks distract lngly vague, and helpless, and beautifully dressed, and ready to have duels fought for her. Reggie Barron rather and all S was because Anne Thompson had *lm- Positively childlike. 1 think it's charming.a Hteo said so quaintly. "She ees turned pale, but Violet said calmly that if he went to Anne's to lunch that finished him with her. She and Anne don't speak. It's getting a*vfully interesting. Yours. BES9. Persons Desiring to Defy io Would Bet Examin the Works. black cat scampered across the sidewalk directly in front of him. Suiting the action to the word, my friend thereupon turned around and began to walk backward to the corner. "He'd have been all right only somebody bad carelessly left a hand truck out in the middle of the pavement, and before I could head him off the track had caught him behind the knees and he was doing a Graeeo-Roman wrestling match with It He barked his shins and eat his face and lost all the chanffe out of his pockets, but he had the satisfaction of telling me that he knew that black cat would bring him bad luck as soon as he saw it "I stood and watched a crowd the other day where some painters were at work and had left a ladder leaning against a build ing. Everybody who came along gave that ladder a wide berth, because It's an old superstition that to walk under a ladder is a sure sign of bad luck. "Finally along comes one of these per sons who always defy superstition. He was just looking for a real, good, healthy superstition to defy. Spying the ladder, he made for it 'I always make it a point to walk under a ladder,' he announced, and the next second the ladder fell on him and mashed his i.-t over his ears. •It's all right to defy superstitions, but BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE CHANGING A QUARTER. What You May Oo With a Twenty-five Cant Piece in Tangier. The traveler who goes ashore at Tangier is, likely, if he wanders about alone, to meet himself coming back to the same starting place. His souvenir postal cards may be mailed at four separate postoffices. with different stamps on each. Or. writes Mr. E. A. Forbes in "The Land of the White Hel met." at a British hotel be may ex change French money for Spanish postage and mail his letter in a Ger man postofflce. But be may not put British. French. German and Spanish stamps on the same letter, for that might lead to International compli cations. He may also do coin tricks equal to those of the prestidigitators. Let him take an American quarter dollar and exchange it for English money. He now has a shilling and a ha'penny over. He may exchange the shilling for a French franc and receive 30 or 40 centimes In change. The franc may be traded for a Spanish peseta, plus 20 centlmos In copper. The Spanish peseta may now be converted Into a Moorish peseta, "hassani." with a handful of copper to boot He now has bis pockets weighted down with English, French, Spanish and Moorish copper, yet be can buy just as much from a Moor with his hassani peseta as he could have bought with bis original quarter. In a thoughtless moment one day 1 held out a hassani peseta to the Ameri can vice consul general at Tangier and asked him how much it worth. "A hassani peseta," he 'ied glib ly, "is worth ten dhirems oi twenty half dhirems." "And twenty half dhirems equal"— "Two or three cents less than Spanish peseta," he answered. "But you must remember that the valuation of Moorish silver fluctuates from day to day at times it is officially worth only a third of its face value." "Today is Thursday," I said in des peration. "The hour is 1:45 p. m. Would you mind telling me bow much this hassani Is worth in American cents at this moment?" "I'll figure it all out for you," he answered. At 2:30 he was still figuring, so I crept softly out and wandered Into a Moorish tea house. There I spent the hassani In riotous living. GRANT WAS JESTING. But the Plucky Southern Woman Was In Deadly Earnest During his Virginia campaign Gen eral Grant found it necessary one day to encamp some of his troops on the beautiful property of a Mrs. Stouton and also to take a room in the house for his own accommodation. He did so, however, with great tact and gentleness, quite winning the heart of the estimable lady. As be prepared to depart be turned to her. "Now. Mrs. Stouton, we've enjoyed your hospitality very much, and I'm prepared to pay the bill." said Grant. She protested, but the general assur ed her that It was a business transac tion and she was entitled to fair com pensation for the supplies they had consumed and the comfort they had enjoyed. She named the amount, and then the general said, with a roguish twinkle in the eye: "Now, Mrs. Stouton, .would you like It in United States banknotes or in Confederate money?" She pressed her lips together, ber eyes flashed fire, and without a mo ment's hesitation she said: "In Confederate money." Grant looked st bar with admira tion. MI was only jesting," be began softly. "I was not." she quickly Interrupted. "I am In earnest—deadly earnest. I've made my choice, and I'll abide by the consequences." And Grant, with bis eyes full of ad miration for the pluck of the southern woman, paid ber in Confederate money.—Ladies' Home Journal. A General's Last Order. It Is over a hundred years since Gen eral Mallet was shot for a conspiracy against Napoleon. The circumstances of his death (told by Mr. G. Duval in "Shadows of Old Paris") were curious. He had asked that In consideration of his past services to the nation he might give the command to fire to the soldiers who were to execute him. "As they lifted their muskets to take aim the general's practiced eye discovered a want of unison In their movements, which he reproved, ordering them to repeat It properly, and with the word 'Fire!' on his lips he fell, pierced by Che bullets of twenty muskets." Precise. "I jump up and down when I'm happy." declared the small girl from New York. and. according to the Louis vDle Courier-Journal, the Boston child looked at her gravely and replied: "I can Imagine your jumping up, but 1 think the law of gravitation must be responsible for the alternating de scent" Important Distinction. "What do you think of our patientr asked one alienist "Wholly Irresponsible." replied the ether. "Mentally or In money mattersr— Washington Star. A Fiend. Mrs. 3ramercy—It's awful to have a husband with whom you're quarrel ing all the time. Mrs. Paifr-Jftne Is worse. He's get to that stage where he absolutely refuses to quarrel.—New York Times. '1 How to Train a Wife O you believe," began the Hopeful House wife, in a to indicated clearly at she personally held no illusions on he subject, "do believe that admire women who dress simply and quietly?" "Certainly!" answered the Confirmed Commuter, who grasped at once the oppor tunity to Inculcate a domestic reform. "I know they do. But women don't dress for men—they dress to outshine each other." "That's what this article I was just reading in the paper says," she replied, still in doubtful accents, "but I'm not so sure about it. When we're out together it seems to me that you always notice the most conspicuously dressed women, the most exaggerated types. Of course you always make some sneering remark, but I've often wondered if your secret soul doesn't hold a lurking admiration for them." "Thank you," returned the Commuter, with a wry smile which changed suddenly to one of exaltation as his reply occurred to him. "Men don't like the gorgeously dressed women because it's contrary to the laws of nature for the female species to present a gaudy appearance. The fe male bird, for instance, always wears modest grays and browns, while the male is resplendent in a coat of red or green or blue." "Really!" exclaimed the Hopeful House wife with biting sarcasm. "At last I know the reason of those extraordinary neckties you buy. It's all a part of the 'back to nature' cult. You have a blue jay tie and' a robin red breast tie. Every bird SRAEL PUTNAM, onei of the A a Revolutionary erals. was born in Salem. Mass., Janu ary 7. 1718. He was the tenth of eleven hclldren, and little is known of his boy- hood, save that he was brought up on his father's farm and acquired what book learning the log school bouses of that time afforded. She next important recorded event In his life was his marriage, in 1739. to Hannah Pope, the daughter of John Pope, a neighbor. In the following- year he moved from Salem to Pomfret Conn., where he had purchased land for farmtng. He became a hero to his neighbors In Pomfret when one night he followed a •he wolf to her cave and shot her, reliev ing the countryside of a pest which had been slaughtering the sheep of the farmers.' From that time until the outbreak of the French and Indian War Putnam seems to A HDLY a day passes now that somebody doesn't break a rec ord for something or other," observed the Troubled Tourist as he figured up a few batting averages. "The latest b:d for fame is a long dis ance record made by a Pennsylvania piano chauffeur v. ho played twenty-seven hours, forty-six min utes and three seconds without removing either hand from the keys. "Now there's a really daring achieve ment. Any man who will play the piano for /enty-seven hours when so many have been shot a: sr playing for a few minutes deserves a gold medal. And he never let go his strangle hold on tho keys till he fell off the stool. There's a mljhty useful example, too. .ie world will be the better for knowing that a piano can be played for twenty-seven hours without a break. Thousands will be encouraged by this to see if they can't make it twenty eight flat and whole neighborhood- will rejoice. "The record of the man who ate twelve dozen eggs -in twelve dozen minutes, andhas to confess himself beaten. LBERT GALLATIN has been considered one of the greatest financiers of his age. Although his efforts were large ly the interests of he United fr^^k States of America, he was not Amerl can born. In Geneva, Switzerland, he first saw the light of day, January 29.17G1. Here be was educated, and in that centre of civiliza tion acquired a knowledge of many languages. Scornfully declining the ap pointment of lieutenant colonel of a Hessian regiment intended te fight under payment of the British against the Ameri can patriots. Gallatin emigrated to I America In 1780, with letters of recom mendation to distinguished Americans, in eluding one from Dr. Benjamin Franklin. He is said to have advanced supplies to the patriotic army to the value of $400, taking in payment a draft on the State THREE WITNES3E8 DENY MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16—Charges that bribary and corruption contrib uted to the election of United States Senator Isaac Stephenson were de nied by three important witnesses before the senatorial investigating committee. Following a statement by Senator Heyburn, chairman of the committee, that "somebody must sus tain the charges or they will fall," the witnesses, each of whom had been specifically named in the charges sub- "THERE!" HE EXCLAIMED AS HB THRUST THE PACKAGE TOWARD HIS W IFE. "THERE'S SOMETHING YOU LIKE." seems to be represented but the canary. What's the matter with a canary tier' "It might not be a good singer," an swered the Commuter good naturedly. "And If I wore It to the office I'd have to put a cage around It. But seriously," he added, "men do admire simplicity In womerf-that is, in the women they care for. How often I have pointed out some simple little dress and said how becoming it would be to you." "Yes," his wife replied dejectedly, "you have. And invariably it was hand made, came from Paris and cost two or tsree hundred dollars. And anyway that's not the sort of thing I like at all. If I dressed to please myself I'd wear crude Oriental Men Who Helped to Make America The Connecticut Fighter. tSfcA&U N A have been a typical farmer. He then be came captain of a company of volunteer soldiers. Told bythe Troubled Touristj I S S •'MUSICAL MARATHON." the person who waltzed eight hours with out removing either foot from the floor, pale into insignificance beside this long roll of music, and even the man who played poker from Saturday to Monday without holding the same hand more than twice Men Who Helped to Make America AN EARLY FINANCIER. ALSI^GALLJmri Treasury of Massachusetts. He afterward sold this paper for one-fourth of its value. It was after the Revolution and during mitted to the United States senate, declared they had never aided Steph enson in the manner charged. TO LOOK AT FINANCES CHICAGO, Oct. 16—At the conclus ion of the all day examination by the Lorimer investibating committee of the United States senate today, form er state representative William G. Blair, of Mount Vernon, was ordered home to secure all accounts, papers and records bearing upon his financial WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 1911. If She Admires Gorgeous Gowns, Run Them Down, and Then Buy for Her the Most Gorgeous in Existence. colors, gorgeous barbaric things! You see, I think I'm a very developed—I mean civilized—type and-that I ought to wear primitive things to get a piquant effect." "I don't want you to look like the poster of a Turkish cigarette, if that's what you mean!" the Commuter interrupted sternly. I don't believe In a woman's clothes making a monotone with her character," his wife continued. "A saint in the gar ments of a sinner, or a sinner In the robe of a saint is so much more interesting than when she dresses to match the color of her soul. The sinners all know it and go in for saintly simplicity." Then she sighed and said no more. But all day her spirits hung at half mast and when six o'clock came she put on her simplest dress, arranged her hair in a Quakerish part and disciplined her soul as follows:— "I may look like a fright, but after all he likes me this way and I'd rather please him than myself." The Commuter entered upon this chas tened mood. He bore In his arms an unwieldy bundle, in his eyes a look of unusual excitement. 'There!" he exclaimed as he thrust the package toward his wife—"there's some thing you'll like. A Chinaman came into the office to-day and sold me that thing. He said it belonged once to the Dowager Empress of China. I don't suppose it's true, but because of what you said this morning I gave him $50 for it. Aren't you going to open the package?" he asked impatiently. Tremblingly, but with sparkling eyes, his wife unwrapped the bundle, revealing the most splendid and parti-colored kimono she had ever beheld. "Oh!" she gurgled delightedly. "Oh, isn't it wonderful! Is it really for me?" "Whom do you suppose It's for?" asked the Commuter shortly. "Here, put it on over that gray dress you don't like and hurry up and let's have dinner." In 17S7 the Connecticut Legislature gave him a major's commission. It was during this war that Putnam became an aide to General Abercrombie. replacing Lord Howe. His life included shipwreck off Cuba and Indian fighting in the West. The death of his wife threw a tragic shadow over this adventurous soldier. When the news ot the battle of Lexing ton reached Putnam he was ploughing in the field with his oxen He !»f! tiip plough in the field, turned the oxen loose and gal loped straightway to Boston, covering the eighty-six miles in one day. After attending a council of war at Cambridge he returned to Hartford, having been summoned by the State Legislature. Here a regiment was organize with Put nam, now commissioned a brigadier gen eral, at Its head. He was one of the heroes of the battle of Bunker Hill. He rendered other valuable service In the war, and In 1779, when the army went Into winter quarters. Putnam returned to his home. Here he was stricken with paralysis and remained an Invalid tor eleven years. He died on May 19. 1790 "Such an example ought to encourage long distance piano marathons In our na tional flat life—a month's rent free to go to the winner. It would prove a diversion for the other tenants and might tend to promote the uplift generally. "In fact, in most localities where these pleasant little piano matches are held the contest results in the Immediate raising of either the rent or the roof. "Piano marathons would also encourage long distance endurance trials on other pleasing household Instruments, such as the piccolo, the saxophone or the flat cornet A piccolo, if played for twenty seven hours, forty-six minutes and three seconds, would create comment in any neighborhood, no matter how unmusical. As a matter of fact it has been tried, but as the Jury brought In a verdict of justifia ble homicide it can hardly be taken as a fair test "A friend of minne who lived in a musi cal neighborhood where marathons were popular was so enthusiastic about it that he arranged for one on his own account. It might have succeeded, only he chose street pianos as the competing instru ments and the first performer was smothered under a cloud of artistic tem perament hurled at him by unappreciative artists. "He tried it once again, but this time he didn't stay for the final score, for the weapons he chose were accordions." ,the early days of the new government that Albert Gallatin made himself invalu able to the country. He was a member of Congress from Pennsylvania from 1795 to 1801. During his three terms he be came one of the leaders of his party. From 1801 until 1814 he was the Sec retary of the Treasury. One of his most notable accomplishments in this capacity was the establishment of the Committeej of Ways and Means. During his incum bency, the public debt, which was more than $86,000,000 in 1802, was reduced to less than $46,008,000. Mr. Gallatin was prominent in the ne gotiation of the Treaty of Ghent In 1814. He was also Minister to France from 1816 to 1823, and to England in 1826 and 1827. Upon his return he became Presi dent of the Xational Bank of New York. One of his great achievements was the procuring of a loan of $16,000,000 during the War of 1812. The greater part of this was made by three of his personal friends. Daniel Parish and Stephen Girard. of Philadelphia, and John Jacob As-'tor. of New York. Albert Gallatin died on August 12. 1849. affair- ^r the year 1909. Senator Dillingham, chairman of the senator ial committee, directed Blair to pro duce these papers in Chicago and be ready to resume the witness stand next Monday. In the event that the breast bones of the Thanksgiving chickens are light in color there will be considerable snow in the ensuing winter. If the color be dark there will be a dearth of snow.