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A Hose Song.
A little bud was I, Upon the vino, alone 1 foil the breeze go by, AcroHH th» garden blown And oni'o. us morning iimc, A poot culled my nanhr— •A scrap of winged sky Sung, "Rose, be thou mine own!" This merry heart of mine. With sudden rupture stirred I diineed upon the vine Until the sun was blurred And dancing In the dew, A crimson rose I grew "O. take me, love, for tlilne!" 1 told my poet bird. Dear lady, on whose breast It is my bliss to be Another Kose's guest, Love's lesson learn of me. JJnto your happy heart My red lips can impart The tender truth be pressed— One kiss will set it free! —By Frank Dempster Sherman. Mrs. J. Cosgrove has returned from quite a lengthy visit at Maxbass. —$•— It Is not a new notion in the world but a queer one that the- base and in pleasant things in life are more real than the pure and agreeable. A letter from Miss Ethel Dewar well known here, now residing at Havre, Montana, reports her quite improved health and says she will probably visit Grand Forks friends about Thanks giving. _5_ When you are little you have meas les and when yen grow up you have enemies. They're all in the course of ?, lifetime. A chic little bow ot' Roman striped ribbon catches the knife-plaited linen frill at the front of the white linen stock, lending a becoming color note. —3—• Don't, forget the St. Agnes Guild so cial this evening at the James Elton residence on Belmont avenue. A good program has been arranged and there will be home-made candy on sale. This is a season of marvelous color combinations, many, of them rich dark and often sombre, but charm ing when carried out. The pony or other short jackets whose edges are bound with wide braid are new and natty, and have a very tailored military look. On October fourth, Miss Mary Smith, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith, living two miles west of the university, will be wedded to Mr. Clarence Arnold of Manitoba. The marriage will occur in the Methodist church in this city. A French fad is that of wearing, on over the ether, two or more veils of different, but harmonizing colors, matching the hat and its trimmings, the long ends floating. Mrs. T. J. Smith on Belmont avenue entertains at a luncheon tomorrow af ternoon. Because of the scant fulness, the wide lace flounce which decorates the bottom of the skirt of a dressy gown is very effective, and the rich and beautiful patterns of the lace shows to best advantage. This afternoon the Presbyterian ladies are entertaining in the parlors of the church at a soatal. The hostes ses are Mesdames O. ET Nash, Widlund and Roddy. So widely do the fashions vary this season that the peculiar style of every individual woman may be shown at its best if she knows how to adopt them and if it is true (as a recently pub lished paper affirms) that women were never so beautiful as now, it may be attributed to the fact that dressing was never so individual as now, for all mnst admit that dress plays no small part in modern women's beauty. The Evening Times has procured Two Boxes for the appear* ance of Miss Maude FEALY Thc^Most Popular Ac tress of the West at the Metropolitan THEATRE Oct. 24th In: "The Illusion of Beatrice" Aad desiring give flu friend* the lient of everything, will give theae two boxen free to the moat popular young lady In the city. A E PlMitt—Hut. T8»| O Satin ribbon bands crosed over a fluffy lace corsage are extremely girl ish and pretty for the evening bodices of young girls. EASTERN SOCIETY. The social scepter of the United States is about to pass from the hands that have wielded it so well for the last two decades. Mrs. William Astor, or as she has always been known, "Mrs. Astov," without the "William," has been forced to end her reign. Her Illness, coupled with advanced age is undoubtedly serious, and though she may In a measure recover it cannot be expected that, at 76, she will have the vitality to venture upon many more, if any, social campaigns. To occupy the place that Mrs. Astor has held since the death of Mrs. Paran Stevens and the passing of Ward Mc Allister, made her omnipotent, social ly, would tax the powers of a young and healthy woman. Already they, that is, those who are in "who'3 who," are discussing her successor. There are half a dozen candidates, but Mrs. Astor herself is said to favor as heir to the crown her daughter-in-law, the lovely Mrs. Join. Jacob Astor, who was Miss Willing of Philadelphia. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt has many champions, and when the final selec tion is made she must be taken in the reckoning. The place calls for a wo man of years and experience. The name Vanderbllt has survived four generations and is a growing power. Mrs. Vanderbllt has the finest house In New York and a magnificent "coi tage" at Newport. Must Care for Newcomers. Mrs. Ogden Mills has also been mentioned, but her pride of ancesfry and hatred of newness would dis qualify her as leader of a society, which, in a young country, must in evitably be expanding all the time in order to care for newly arrived worth ies. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish would be a strong candidate, but for a lack of the balance that was the secret of Mrs. Astor's power. The younger Mrs. Cornelius Vander bllt has been forging steadily to the front, but she has made many ene mies, and would have difficulty to hold an undivided sway. Mrs. Gerry is too much attached to the old methods to be the new arbiter of the present day smart set. This process of elimination really narrows down the conflict to Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. John Jacob As tor. Mrs. Vanderbilt is too good na tured to have anV stress over the mat ter, and the probabilities are that the next season will see Mrs. John Jacob Astor in the saddle, with Mrs. Van derbilt only becoming a factor should the younger woman fall to prove th«. person to hold the Four Hundred to gether. \o National Figure. Primarily Mrs. John Jacob Astor will be the leader of New York's so ciety. It can hardly be expected that she will ever become the national fig ure her mother-in-law was. The time for that is passing. Two decades ago the money of the United States was virtually confined to New York, and in the metropolis was found the only society that took on a national com plexion. But Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburg, Chicago, Baltimore and a number of other cities east and west have waxed jealous of New York supremacy, and are setting up their own social fab Tics, quite as worthy of recognition as New York's. These were content to accept Mrs. Astor as arbiter, for her abilities were so great, and her reign so fair, that it was felt she deserved all the homage paid her. TWO THEATRE BOXES FREE NOWunable The Evening Times is to determine who is the most popu lar young lady and will leave that to the public to be de cided by a popular vote. Here is the plan: Every coupon cut from the Evening Times and deposited in the ballot box at the Times office counts one vote, and every year's subscription paid in advance will entitle the sub scriber to 312 votes six months of the same to 156 votes. Voting coupons will be pub lished in the Times daily until the close of the contest at 1 o'clock p. 111. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1906. The standing of the candidates will be published daily. Cut out the coupon and de posit in the ballot box at the Evening Times office. The opportunity for a pleas ant contest and a theater party for the winner and nine friends at a popular play. THE EVENING TIMES VOTING CONTEST MISS MAUDE FEALY, the West's Greatest Actress. In "The Illusion of Beatrice** My Choice for the Most Popular Lady Is GOOD FOR ONE VOTE Write namo of lady. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1906. THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. 1 Rights of Ike "Mrs. President." Moreover there is a growing belief among Americans that the wife of the president of the United States, as the first lady in the land. Is the proper custodian for the social laws of the republic. These contend that it is only the necessities of polite and cultivated intercourse with foreign nations that make the need for a national society. The present first lady of the land has been educated to society, and holding the view that she had a course ol! duty marked out has wielded a mark ed influence on the social life of the capital. It is not out of the question that the passing of Mrs. Astor may. make Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, as long as her husband remains in office, the head of American society. Hard Record to KqnaL No matter on whom the choice may fall, she has her work cut out to equal the record of Mrs. Astor. She seemed to be made fpr the place, and dis charged its functions with an assur ance that made them appear easy. With almost unlimited wealth at her command, entertaining has been the joy of her long and happy life, and the "grand-dame" manner was instinct with her. She liked nothing so well as receiving the elite of the United States. Her social set was never con fined to local limits she drew froii. all cities, besides entertaining hun dreds of distinguished foreigners be neath the superb portrait of herself that Carolus Duran painted a genera tion ago. Mrs. Astor was an autocrat, but she wore her powers gently. She came to the place perfectly equipped with wealth, a stainless name and ripe judgment, and until the first break down of a year ago her powers seem ed to grow with the passage of time, as good wine ripens with age. Amusements "JAMES O'NEILL." The new production of "Monte Crlsto" with James O'Neill as Edmond Oantes, which will be seen at the Metropolitan theater on Tuesday, Oct. 23 is one of the most spectacular, from a scenic view-point, that Mr. O'Neill has yet given the famous old Dumas play, and represents absolutely every thing that could be obtained either by money or by talent. There are eight different scenes and acts. Probably the most marvelous Is the fourth act, the Hotel de Morcerf. The last act representing the forest of Fontaine bleu at the dawn of day has been men tioned as the most artistic painting of a landscape ever seen on the stage. Mr. O'Neill's supporting company is said to be unusually strong. "MAUDE FEALY." One of the most notable engage ments of the season at the Metropoli tan concerns the appearance here of Maude Pealy, the youngest dramatic star on the American stage, in the title role of a new modern comedy in three acts, "The Illusion of Beatrice," by Martha Morton. Miss Fealy, who will doubtless be remembered by theater-goers as the leading woman with the late Sir Henry Irving, Wm. Gillette, Wm. Col lier and E. S. Williard, develops as a star by reason of the invaluable ex perience and association with some of the world's greatest players. The play In which she will be seen is clean and wholesome throughout, providing a role admirably suited to her ability and with sufficient romance, comedy and character types to provide an admirable entertainment. Miss Fealy's engagement here is for one night, Wednesday, Oct. 24. The personnel of the company in cludes Jack Webster, Harrington Rey nolds, David R. Young, Maurice Cos tello, Blanche Douglas and others. "DIGBY BELL." Dlgby Bell recently played a return engagement in Cincinnati, and Mont gomery Phister, one of the most schol arly critics in America, expressed him self in the Commercial Tribune in the following laudatory term of the popu lar comedian's performance of "Mr. Plpp." "It is the actor, however, to whom the great glory of the performance falls. What the artist and dramatist succeeded in building Digby Bell has vitalized and made palpitant with life. Perfect as his performance was last season, it is now vastly improved in polish, artistic finish and evident stu dious thought. "It is clear that here we have a comedian of splendid ability who loves his work. It is one of the finest com edy characterizations which the stage has known in many years, and, fur ther, it may be said it is a historic achievement which reflects credit on the American stage. Every expression, every movement, every gesture, vocal and facial, has evidently been care fully thought out, but the whole is blended with a charm of spontaneity and naturalness that makes one for get the art of the actor in the delight ful type of character which he repre sents. "Mr. Bell's present supporting com pany is, if anything, better than that of last season." "HARRY BERESFORD." Harry Beresford is said to be the most popular comedian on the Ameri can stage today. He has won this proud position by dint of hard work and by giving the public what thev want. "The Woman Hater" is again his vehicle this season and he has been booked for an early date here. 2 to 8 p. m. W So II 7 to 11p.m. NO. 123 DeMERS AVENUE TO-NIGHT "RAFFLES"—The Amateur Cracksman. (Animated Photos.) PICTURE MELODY: "In the house of too much, trouble." HUGH J. EMMETT—The Ven triloquist and his wonder ful Automation. "Mike." The Latest Motion Picture— The Watermelon Patch. Mr. Emmett, appears every eve ning and at the Saturday matinees. Admission, 10c children, at matinee 5c. Admission 10 Cents Children tor Afleraoon Performance 5c PERRY BELMQNTS ARE INJNGLAND King Edward 'Exceedingly Gracious—Invites Mrs. Bel mont to Luncheon. Assoelnted Pre** Cable The Evening Time* London, Oct. 17.—The women of the smart Newmarket racing set looked on enviously when, within 15 minutes of King Edward's arrival for the Cesarewitch on Wednesday, he had Mrs. Perry Belmont brought to him and talked with her most animatedly. Mrs. Perry Belmont was with Mrs. H. Williams Tuesday. The king soon moved toward them and engaged the American woman in conversation for quite three-quarters of an hour. Mrs. Belmont was invited to join the king's luncheon party. She was a guest at Sir Ernest Cas sel's dinner party Saturday night at Moulton Paddock's where the king was staying for the week's end. Dur ing the afternoon she went, into the paddock with the duke of Devonshire and Lord Iveagh. Perry Belmont was a guest with the royal party In shooting over in Sir Ernest Cassel's estate. Mr. and Mrs. Belmont's visit to Ruf ford Abbey was postponed last week to please the duke and duchess of Connaught, who wish to join Lady Savlle's house party for them. Lady Savile, who is one of the king's favored hostesses, has invited the duke and duchess of Portland, Lord Stafford, son of the duke of Sutherland Lord Lovat, Lady Sarah Wilson, Count Mensdorff. the duke of Richmond and Gordon and Lord and Lady Farquhar to meet the Belmonts. Mrs. Belmont has brought her fam ous pearls and rubies, it is rumored, but she has not worn them yet. They depose in a safe in the strong room of the Hotel Retz, but they will be seen at Rufford Abbey probably and here. So will the many gowns which have been expressed from Paris to Mrs. Belmont. The Lafevriere dresses are said to be wonderful creations of lace and embroidery. Mrs. Williams is a close friend ot the Belmonts and has been their guest at their Fifth avenue residence. Her husband is manager of the Sundown Park race course near London, where he has made a great deal of money. August Belmont invited him to super intend the organization of Belmont Park race course, it was reported. Mrs. Williams, one of the best dressed women in society, and Mrs. Perry Belmont motored together down to Newmarket on Tuesday after a luncheon the Belmonts gave at Clarldgo's. Mrs. Williams' only child. Miss Gwenfra, has been invited to pass tlu. winter with Mrs. Perry Belmont in New York, and very probably she will go out in November, chaperoned by her mother, who, however, will make a short stay. Forgeries in Curios. London Tit Bits: The French gov ernment is just now interesting itself in the enormous trade done in forged Secres porcelain: Pieces of such spur ious ware costing but-a few shillings to make have been sold in London for six and seven guineas as the genuine article. Today forgeries are made, not only of signatures on checks, bank notes pictures, wares and coins of the realm, but of nearly everything else possible that is of value. Forgers of various kinds are among the cleverest tricksters living, and mention may here be made of some of the more un usual counterfeits that they produce. Take the old black jacks, for in stance, the ancient leather drinking vessels, which not a few people col lect, and a small-sized variety of which is still in use by the veterans of Chel sea hospital. As curiosities these are much sought after, and they sell par ticularly well in America. The forger of old English black jacks—a foreign er—makes them of the leather of old boots and shoes, well soaked, pressed in an iron shape, stained black and polished. Ten-pennyworth of silver mounting completes a "splendid speci men." No well equipped public or private museum is complete without a mum my. Hence the "art of mystery" of mummy forging. At one time many mummies were found in Peru, but when the supply shortened the forger began to make mummies of brown paper and gras sand leaves pulped. They were wrapped in strips of "per ished" army tenting, and each weighed sixteen pounds. The enterprising for ger took a plaster cast of his son, and by means of this each mummy was modeled, completed in half a day and then baked in a cycle maker's enamel ing oven. The postage stamp forger misses no opportunity. Australians have a spec ial fondness for the "famous "five penny" stamp of New South Wales. The popularity of this stamp is due to the fact that for fifty years it has been of the same color and printed on the same press from the same plates. Previous to the jubilee of the stamp, last December, there were rumors that its color might be altered. Forgers knew better than to prematurely pro duce a stamp of another color: but they printed exact imitations of it in a shade slightly different to that of the priginal. Report had it that these stamps, of a wrong tint, had been is sued in error, and that they were to ..bo called in. Consequently collectors scrambled to buy the bogus specimens. Forgers of old furniture eagerly buy up old wooden bedsteads and old church pews, for they must have old wood for their work. A "Chippendale" table made, boys are paid to kick the legs to give them an appearance as ,of age. Forgers of rare coins at one time buried their products in the ground to so cause them to show the patina, or green rust of age. With acids they now simulate a beautiful patina in less than three minutes. Most of the New Zealand aborigines have long since parted with their native weapons and utensils for cash to collectors and visitors. But the de mand continues, and is met. for the Maori relics forger, exactly imitating the originals, keeps a workshopful or nen and boys working overtime turn ing out such counterfeit curios by the score. Washington, D. C.—The Railway Signal association, the only organiza tion in the world treating exclusively of all signal matters as relating to railroads, began its tenth annual meet ing in Washington tod'ay. The mem bership embraces 800 men who are actively interested in railroad signal work in America, Australia and Africa. PYTHIAN DRILLS. Associated Preaa to The Gvnlii Times. New Orleans, La., Oct. 17.—Much routine business came before the su preme lodge Knights of Pythias today and many subjects were leferred to committees. With secret sessions and competitive drills the Rathbone Sis ters also put In a busy day. The competitive drills began this afternoon at Camp James R. Carnahan. The drills will continue through the remainder of the week and $10,000 in prizes will be distributed among the winners in the infantry, artillery antl cavalry classes. Officers of the regular army are acting as judges of the contests. THE LEITERS IN MOURNING. An Interesting party has been gath ered together at Tulloch Castle, the famous Rcss-shire estate which Mrs. Joseph Leiter of Chicago has this year again leased from Mr. Davidson of Tullcch. It includes Lord Curzon of Kedleston, his three little daugh ters, Lord and Lady Suffolk and their baby son, Lord Andover, Colonel and Mrs. Colin Campbell, the Dowager Lady Suffolk and Joseph Leiter. Very little shooting, however, was done, although Colonel Campbell and Lord Suffolk were out on the moors, and no entertaining has taken place, in spite of the fact that Mrs. Leiter's tenancy includes over seven thousand acres of some of the finest shooting in the country. All of the party are, of course, still in the deepest mourn ing for Lady Curzon. Mrs. Leiter keeps quite a "stud" of motors at Tulloch Castle, and motoring, as a rule, through the wild and pictures que scenery of the neighborhood formed one of the chief amusements of the place to all those ot' the house party who were not out on the moors. Clicks off the Wire Dublin—Lord and Lady Aberdeen to day officiated at the laying of the foundation stone of the new municipal technical institute in Londonderry. Boston, Mass.—Women of world wlda note are gathering in Boston in anticipation of the convention of (he World's Woman's Christian Tempier ance union, which begins its sessions tomorrow. In the absence of Lady Henry Somerset, the president, the convention will be presided over by Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens of Maine. 1 Lawrence. Kas.—The Kansas Gas. Water and Electric association began its annual meeting here today with members present from Leavenworth, Newton, Wichita, Kansas City, Abil ene and other cities of the state. W. E. Sweezy of Junction City, is pre siding over the meeting, which is to continue through two days. Indianapolis, Ind.—The Indiana State Association of Local Fire Insm ance Agents met in annual session to day preliminary to the meeting of the national association, which is to begin a four days' session here tomorrow, Prominent fire insurance men are on hand from every section of the coun try. Boston, Mass.—Joe Walcott' and "Honey" Mellody have completed their work of preparation and are in readi ness for their ten-round fight at Chel sea to-night. Walcott is the favorite in the betting. Leavenworth, Kas.—The supreme lodge of the Select Knights and La dies, a fraternal organization with a S membership in Kansas and neighbor- 1 ing states, began its annual session in Leavenworth today. Syracuse, N. Y.—William H. Din neen. the popular pitcher of the Bos ton base ball club of the American league, was married here today *o Miss Margaret Quinn, daughter of Wil liam Quinn of this city. Atlantic City, N. J.—The American association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents, representing all the leading railroads of the United States, Canada and Mexico, began its fifty first annual meeting here today. Dallas, Texas—The Texas Postmas ters' association convened in eighth annual session at the Commercial club in this city today with a good attend ance. Breaking It Gently. "Laura." said Mr. Ferguson, as he buttered a biscuit and pased his cof fee cup for a second filling. "I don't miss anything, but after I had come in I last night, about 11:30, I found the house had been broken into. Some body had smashed a pane in a base ment window, crawled inside and made his way up the stairs to the first floor. There hasn't been anything disturbed in the pantry, the china closet or the sideboard, has there? "No," answered Mrs. Ferguson, "but mercy! Who could it have been, and what do you suppose he wanted?" "I suspect," he rejoined, clearing his throat, "that I—er—did it myself, and that I wanted to get inside with inineotentttshrdlu cmfwyp cmwfypcf out disturbing anybody. You had all gone to bed, and I had left my latch key in my other trousers. It will cost about 25 cents to repair the base ment window. The weather man. I see, predicts possible showers for to day."—Chicago Tribune. COREY MAKES DENIAL. Kays Emphatically He Does Not In tend to Marry Actress. Associated Press to The Kvenlns Times. New York, Oct. 17.—William E. Corey, president of the steel trust, positively denies that he is to marry Mabelle Oilman, the actress who caus ed his wife to divorce him. The re port was given publicity in Washing ton by members of Miss Gilman's fam ily. Mr. Corey was seen by a reportei when he reached his office at No. 71 Broadway. He laughed when shown the newspaper story relating that he would be married to Miss Gilnian in Paris next month. "There is absolutely no truth in it." he declared. "There is not the slight est foundation for such a report." This is the first time Mr. Corey has made a definite denial. "Are you con templating a trip to Europe next r.'i -t'i?" the reporter asked. "I have no intention of taking a trip to Eu rope next month or in the near fu ture," replied Mr. Corey. Soon after the newspaper publication was called to his attention, Mr. Corey held a long consultation with Judge Gary, his leg al adviser. It is rumored among the Pitssburg millionaires who have lo cated in Wall street that there has been a disagreement between Mr. Corey and Miss Gilman and that the publication in Washington was inspir ed for a purpose. What has become of the old-fash ioned boy who coundn't work unless he stuck out his tongue? MAKING AN ISLAND. New One in East River in Connection With Tunnel Work. Associated Press to The Kvenlag Times. New York, Oot. 17.—More than one person has suggested that the vexa tious transportation problem, so far as Brooklyn is concerned, could be obviated by the simple plan of filling in the East river. That this is not such a wild project as one might im agine is evident from the fact that the island of Manhattan is two blocks wider on the East river side than when the Indians dodged around the tree trunks in order to get a good look at Adrian Block's small vessel as It moved cautiously along the stream. If further evidence is needed one can gain it in a voyage over the river on the 34th street ferry. Look ing upstream toward the southern end of Blackweli's Island is a small, nar row strip. It is a new island, man made. One has the same difficulty in seeing the island that Yankee Doodle had in seeing the city. "There are so many houses." It is literally cov ered with buildings to the very wat er's edge. The reason for the existence of the island is the reason why the filling in of the river would be advantageous. The New York & Long Island Rail road company desiring to put a verti cal hole in the bottom of the river at that point, an island was built to sur round the hole. It is the opening of a shaft which has been sunk for the purpose or hurrying work on the Bel mont tunnel, or, as perhaps it is bet ter known, the tunnel which is being dug where the terms of the disputed Stein way franchise. From the base of this shaft horizontal tubes are be ing pushed toward Long Island City and Manhattan, with the idea of meet ing the tubes which are being opened from the sides of the river. The traveler on the 34th street ferry line may see other evidences of the tunnel construction which is honeycombing the earth under the waters of the metropolis. Gurgling up in an unending stream from the depths under the bow of the ferry boat as it lies in the Manhattan slip are great air bubbles. They suggest the breath of some dying monster be low, and look like a series of boiling springs. Out in the stream a hundred or more feet away are several creamy circles. At first glance one is likely to think them the fruit of some churn ing paddle wheel or propeller. As the ferry boat moves out of the slip past them thej' are seen to be great masses of air bubbles, so great that they keep the surface in a constant turmoil, and even break the crests of the waves that roll up to and around them. One is forcibly reminded of the immense amount of air which is pumped into the tube underneath, and what would happen if there should be a sudden cessation in the monotonous round of the pumps. The bubbling water un dermined the piling of the slips of the ferry recently, 'doing much dam ge. The piles had been driven only a short time before, but the earth was washed from their bases. It is the pressure of air confined below that keeps the river out. HIGH IDEALS. Mother of Girl Who "Offers Herself for Sale" Says Manuscripts Are Ready for Publisher. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, D. C., Oct. 17.—Mrs. James K. Magie, mother of the Chica go girl who has offered herself for sale to the highest bidder, is not in clined to take her daughter's startling proposition seriously. "I really believe that she published the notice for self-advertisement," said Mrs. Magie today. "She is a girl of high ideals and no doubt chafes un der the restraints upon her. She is a clever writer and has written stacks of things. Most of them are still in manuscript, waiting for a publisher." "Well, as she says, she wasn't born yesterday." "Thirty?" "Yes, she is thirty and then some." Miss Magie was formerly a clerk in the Washington postoffice department at a salary of $100 a month, but the government did not conduct the busi ness to suit her and she quit. About all some men are good for is to "second the motion." lit Mr -r iT -r' t--\ PAQE THREE SINE rats Twenty Thousand Rare Golden Tailed Pheasants Now Be ing Distributed. Associated Press to The Evenln* Times. Springfield, 111., Oct. 17.—Golden tailed pheasants, high-priced birds that are considered a rarity on the game preserves of the wealthy in Eu rope, are being given away in Illinois. The game commission, of which Dr. James A. Wheeler, a prominent poli tician and sportsman, is the head, is distributing 20,000 of these handsome birds. No price is demanded, the only stipulation being that the recipient give the birds every facility to in crease and multiply and also to see that they do not lack for feed during cold weather. Illinois has the distinction of pos sessing the most progressive game commission in the United States. The legislature three years ago passed a law requiring every hunter to pro vide himself with a license. It costs a. resident hunter $1 per year, while a non-resident must give twice that sum, and there is no guarantee that the purchaser will find any game. With the stringent game laws there is not much opportunity for the nim rod, but this will all be changed if the plans of the game commission do not miscarry. Buy Game With Fees. The commission is receiving an an nual revenue exceeding $100,000 from the licenses, and this money is being applied to propagate quail, prairie chickens, pheasants, geese, turkeys and some other game birds. During the past year the commission has im ported thousands of quail and pheas ants and the breeding pens at the state game preserves in Sangamon county have produced 20,000 young pheasants and almost as many quail and other birds. It developed that the quail do not increase rapidly in captivity, better success being secured when the eggs laid by the quail were placed under farmyard chickens. The pheasants, however, proved a success and the commission is now engaged in dis tributing a few pairs of the young birds to all the counties of the state, the deputy game wardens being dir ected to place the birds with respon sible farmers who will see to it that the birds are given every protection. In a few years it is hoped that the birds will be as numerous as quail. Badk to Old Preserves. With the steps being taken to in crease the number of quail and prairie chickens the game shooting in the next few years promises to be the fin est in the country. A half century ago the prairies of Illinois were alive with game all Kinds, but the heavy settlement by farmers and the lack of adequate protection almost made the various breeds extinct. Now it is hoped to restore the feathered tribe in their oldtime numbers, and the work of the Illinois, commission is attracting attention from all the coun try. Branch preserves are to be In augurated in various sections to pro mote the propagation. St. Louis, Mo.—The American Bank ers' association convention, which con venes tomorrow, was preceded today by the annual meeting of the trust company section. The meeting, which was largely attended, was addressed by Pierre Jay, Massachusetts bank commissioner, and others. Safeguards against irregularities, advantages of frequent examinations and public re ports, cash reserve for trust com panies, and the scope and limitations of the banking departments of trust companies were among the subjects discussed. 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