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TALKED ABOUT ï\ S à». PKINCE FUSIIIMI. TIIE Japanese charge at Nanshan hill, in the assault on the out posts of Port Arthur, will go down to history as one of the bravest and bloodiest charges in the Rnnals of warfare, and among its many heroes was a prince, Lieutenant Gen eral Fushimi. In the earlier rushes of the attack every man in the Japanese lines was shot down before he reached the Russian intrenchments. But this did not deter other Japanese soldiers from rushing forward at the word of command to be shot down in the places of their dead comrades. At last, by the help of artillery fire from the rear and the dash of one particularly bold detachment of Japanese troops, the Russian line was broken and "the sol diers of the czar driven from the in trenchments. This now historic charge on Nanshan hill had been deter mined upon after twelve hours of des perate fighting had failed to dislodge the Russians, but had almost exhaust ed the Japanese ammunition. Then the Japanese officers addressed their men and urged them to take the posi tion at all costs. The army making this assault was under command of General Oku. The first division was commanded by Lieutenant General Prince Fushimi. This division at the word of command immediately advanc ed on Nanshan hill, and with heroic dash jumped over the entanglements, rushing the enemy's guns and clamber ing over the lower trenches in the very face of the terrific Russian fire, which inflicted enormous losses. Other di visions joined in, and the splendid rush carried the hill. Lieutenant General Prince Sadanaru Fushimi is one of the younger officers uow in the field. His courageous con duct as commander of the first division of General Oku's army in the assault on Nanshan hill will doubtless entitle him to promotion. If Professor Russell II. Chittenden's theory that we eat too much could be conclusively demonstrated it would mean a great cutting down of meat and grocery bills. The experiments he has conducted on soldiers of the United States aruiy at the Sheffield Scientific school of Yaie university have excited much interest, and the general outcome of the experiments has been regarded iis a success. Never theless it will prob ably take some time to convince the gen eral public that food should l)e taken in homeopathic doses and that 11 cents per day is all a weil person should spend on his meals. Professor Chittenden stands high as a scientist. He graduated from the Shef field Scientific school in 1873. He has studied abroad, has been president of the American Physiological society since 1S93 and is a member Oï the Na tional Academy of Sciences. He is now forty-six years of age. •i PROFESSOR CÎIIT T ENDEN. A very busy young woman is Miss Alice Roosevelt, the president's daugh ter. She is in great demand socially and is constantly on the go. She re cently visited St. Louis and naturally received many attentions during her stay in the world's fair city. Miss Roosevelt had been in St. Louis but two hours when she started with a small party for some fun on the Pike, where she enjoyed herself to her heart's content without the annoyance of being watched by a crowd, for very few knew that the president's daugh ter was on the fair grounds. Later numerous for m a 1 functions were given in her honor. She witnessed a po lo game at the St. Louis Coun try club, attend ed a reception given for her by Mrs. Daniel Manning, presi dent of the ex position board of lady man agers; went to a select ball that evening given by Dr. Theodore L e wald, the Ger man coininis s i o n e r, as a compliment to her, and next day attended the reception which M. Le grave, the French commis sioner, tendered her. Enjoyable in their way i doubt were, it ALICE KOOSEVELT. s these functions no appeared that Miss Roosevelt had the best time when she was the guest of the dog eating head hunters from the Philippines, who per formed their weird dances for her amusement. She was much amused when a wizard on the Pike told her that she was soon to be married to a blond multimillionaire. That ehe had lost her heart to some one was plainly Indicated when a German professor in * W. W. CLAKK. the Education building was unable to locate it with the use of an X ray ma chine. The accompanying picture of Miss Roosevelt is from a photograph taken on the world's fair grounds. Captain William W. Clark of Hook and Ladder company No. 2, New York fire department, is not only brave but resourceful in emergencies. Had it not been for this fact he would not now be at the head of the list of heroes who are to receive rewards from the fund Jrovided by Andrew Carnegie. Cap tain Clark has rescued lives from peril on several occasions, but his last act of bravery, which won him the honor of being the first re cipient of a Carnegie hero medal, was per formed in connec tion with the rescue of an insane patient J at the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hos pital building, New York, on April 24. 100-1. The building had taken tire, and this patient, Robert Ilyndman, climbed to the roof, where police, attendants and firemen were at first unable to get hold of him. With a pitcher In Iiis hand he stood on a fifth story window sill and threatened the lives of the brave men ol: the fire >pa riment who sought to rescue liim ;'rom his perilous position. At great risk of his own life. Clark stole behind i i:.i and seized him in his embrace, 'i here was a tierce struggle, during v. hieb the plucky fireman's right arm and shoulder were badly wrenched, but the insane man was overpowered and rescued. This is only one of many brave acts performed by the officer whom the board in charge of the Car ; negie fund has decided to honor. Major John McGaw Woodbury, who j lias made such an excellent record as street cleaning commissioner of New York city, is a man who exacts strict obedience from the members of his force. Political influence does not move him If there has been an infrac tion of discipline. Not long ago an alderman appealed to him to reinstate a driver whose rec ord had been bad. After looking up the facts the commis sioner said: '"Sorry, Mr. Alderman, but this man lias been dismissed twice for intoxication. W e can't have him in this department." 'Well." pleaded the the alderman, "can't you give him just one more chance? Iii' lias a large fam ily that is likely to be dispossessed, and there» is nothing to eat at home. Can't you do something for him?" "I'll get him employment somewhere else if 1 can." said the commissioner, "i'll speak to some of my business friends, i'm sorry for his family, but lie can't work with us." Major Woodbury kept his promise. He obtained the man employment else where, and his kindness was appre ciated, for the discharged driver lias been doing good work in Ills new place. Major Woodbury is worth several millions of dollars, but lie works for the city of New York for a salary of $7,500 a year, and nobody doubts that he earns his salary. 3 •Vv W ! \r M. WOODBURY. îi. Emile Combes, the French prime minister, whose vigorous enforcement of anticlerical measures has occasioned much coolness between the Vatican au 1 the French government, is in many ways a remarkable character. His ac tivity in the suppression of religious orders and his position as head of the- most anticler ical cabinet the French republic has had have nat urally brought him into disfavor with a large portion of the French people. Singularly enough. M. Combes was for merly an ecclesias tic himself and as the Abbe Combes rnEMIER con figured for several years as one of the professors of the College of the As sumption of Nimes. Later he became a physician and has given his life to the study of science and education. Ho was for seventeen years a member of the French senate and in 1895 was made minister of education. He is an exceedingly hard worker and even at sixty-seven years of age is said to de vote about nine hours out of the twen ty-four to labor. Visitor. A story is told of a visit paid to Frans liais, the famous old Dutch painter, by Vandyke. The latter was then twenty-two, Hals fifteen years his senior. As a pleasantry Vandyke sup pressed his name, announcing himself as a wealthy stranger who wished to sit for his portrait, but who had only a couple of hours to spare. Hals fell to with his usual impetuosity and com pleted a portrait for the sitter's in spection in even less than the limited time, much to the satisfaction of the latter, who expressed an astonishment not altogether feigned at the speed of its execution. "Surely." said he, "painting is an •asier thing than I thought. Suppose we change places and see what I can do." The exchange was made. Hals instantly detected that the person be fore him was no stranger to the brush. He speculated in vain as to who lie might be. But when the second por trait was finished in still less time than the first the mystery was solved. Rushing to his guest, he clasped him In a fraternal embrace. "The man who ■can do that," he cried, "must be ei ther Vandyke or the devil!" CUSTOMS OF TIBET. STRANGE WAYS IN VOGUE ON "ROOF OF THE WORLD." THE A Tibetan Woman 31ny Have Several litis hands — Fanatical Relierions Ideas— Incidents of the Briti.sîi Ti betan Expedition. The perils of the British expedition into Tibet have aroused no little in terest in the peculiar people who in habit this most inaccessible region of central Asia. Tibet has been in the past a country utterly unsusceptible to the influences of progress and civiliza tion. Whatever eise it accomplishes, the expedition under Colonel Young husband will direct the attention of the world at large to that country and its people as never before and prob ably cause trade to flow thither, with the influence it exerts against outworn superstitions and barbarous customs. Tibet would be a difficult country to reach and explore even were it not in habited by a hostile people. It is a land of towering mountains and pre cipitous passes and is picturesquely called the "Hoof of the World." The place at which Colonel Youughusband's mission entered it is 14.3U0 feet above the sea. and the perils and privations of a winter march in such a region can well be imagined. When to the ordi nary hardships of travel in such a country are added the dangers from a fierce and fanatical people, the task of moving forward and gaining a foot hold in the territory becomes difficult and dangerous. It took the British mission five months to penetrate as far as Pharljong, about halfway to Lassa, and it was near here, at a place called Garu, that the expedition first met with deter mined resistance from the natives. The latter were defeated, some 200 Ti betans being killed, and the English boldly continued their march toward Lassa, but have been besieged at vari ous points in the journey. Though so many hardships have had to be faced, the march has been some what enlivened by observation of the queer ways of the natives. The ac companying picture, taken on the march, shows a group of nuns of the lonely Tibetan nunnery of Taktsang, twenty miles from the British camp at Khambjong. The dress of these nuns is no less queer than the religiorte m £ m mm m m Iii ki im m Ti:u:Ti:\- nuns at takisang customs \<i which they are devoted. Indeed, everywhere in Tibet the most grotesque ideas are met with. The people are not wholly barbarian, but their religion and learning are hope lessly mixed up with superstitions and fanaticism. The grand lama himself, who is so powerful that the whole Bud dhist world of central Asia holds itself his slave, is supposed never to die. It is not he who dies, it is held, but his body, and his soul occupies the body of another, usually an infant, who is dis covered by many signs believed to be unmistakable and placed on the holy throne. As an infant the grand lama is believed to understand all the mes sages of state delivered to him, even though unable to say anything in re ply. The Tibetan people are the abject victims of the priesthood power in the land. The lamas hold no religious cer emonies in the temples or pagodas, finding that if the people are taught to pray for themselves they give less to the lamas. So the lamas teach that their prayers only are efficacious. Among the strangest of the Tibetan customs are those pertaining to mar riage. Although plurality of wives is found to exist in some few parts of the country, plurality of husbands is Hie rule. A woman may have several husbands, but generally they are all brothers. The fact that the heads of families are often away from home for a long time and obliged to travel long distances is believed to be respon sible in part for this custom. Several brothers may have one wife in com mon or several wives in common, an arrangement which is pretty sure to leave at least one husband at home to protect the family. In the fighting at Garu recently the Tibetan general, the whole of his per sonal escort and five high Lassa of ficials were among the hundreds slain. The British losses were small, and the number of Tibetans killed was account ed for by the fact that they were hud dled together and unable either to use swords or guns to advantage. An in cident of the fight was the narrow es cape of a London correspondent. Mr. Candler. Four Tibetans attacked him. Colonel Maedonald shot down two of them at a few yards, and another offi shot the other two, thus saving Candler 's life. PATRIOT iC AND NOBLE. Sneli In Mrs. Jolin A. Lo^an, N'err Honil of (It'll Cross Society. Mrs. John A. Logan, acting president of the lied Cross Society of America, holds a place of affection in the hearts of the American people, for she gave not only husband, but son. to the serv ice of her country. Her husband sur vived his frequent exposures to the bullets and shells of the enemy and WS: MKS. JOHN A. LOGAN. lived to be nominated on the ticket with James G. Blaine for the vice pres idency of the United States. But her son, Lieutenant John A. Logan. Jr., fell fighting for the stars and stripes in the Philippine Islands, and the sad mother, though grieving over his loss, gloried in the fact that he died a brave death. Mrs. Logan was for some years vice president of the Red Cross society, and when on account of advanced years and the controversy over the management of the affairs of the so ciety Miss Clara Barton, who had been its president since its organization, re signed, Mrs. Logan was chosen acting president for the interim between Miss Barton's resignation and the next meet ing of the society. Mrs. Logan as a girl knew what hardship was, and struggle and self sacrifice have molded and shaped her character. She was born in Peters burg. Mo., in 1838. her father be ing ''aptain James M. Cunningham, a a: vp of Tennessee and a soldier of the Mexican war. She married Geil te.::! Logan, : hen a rising young attor ney and politician, in IS."). Through all tlio struggles and dangers and suc cesses of his career sin. 1 was bis de voted helpmeet. Her residence in Washington. known as "Calumet Plaee, ' which is one of the most: popu lar homes at the capital, contains a memorial room filled with mementos of the general. Mrs. Logan has been honored with the friendship of Glad stone and Bismarck and Queen Vic toria and other great men and women of the past century. The widow of (.Jen oral Logan is held in especial venera tion by the veterans of the Grand i Army. She is a woman of culture and tact, and lier many accomplishments render her a charming hostess. ; GOVERNOR OF PORTO RICO. -Jutls't* lleefciuuii Winthrop, Who Suc ceeds (Governor YV. H. Hunt. Judge Beekman Winthrop, who lias been selected by President Roosevelt as governor of Porto Rico to succeed William H. Hunt, is a personal friend of the president, and the ability he has shown as an administrator and magis trate while holding an important posi tion in tin? Philippines has commended »Jim for promotion as the chief execu m WÂ M m w. m JUDGE BEEKMAN WINTHKOP. tive of Porto Rico. lie went to the Philippines as assistant executive sec retary to the Philippine commission, and his record for efficiency was such that he received especial praise. Dur ing a short stay in the United States two years ago lie met the president often and was entertained at the White House, and his ability so much im pressed Mr. Roosevelt that he ap pointed him judge of the Philippine court of first instance. Judge Winthrop is a New York man and a graduate of Harvard university. He will assume the duties of his new office July 1. Humor end Philosophy By DUNCAN M. SMITH Copyright. 1904, by Duncan M. Smith. PERT PARAGRAPHS. Cutting remarks naturally cause peo ple to drop apart. There once was a man who never had a word with his wife. 1-Ie was a mute. So was she. An enterpris ing citizen often passes for a great man be cause lie has a skillful press agent. While an or dinary ring has no end, a polit ical ring has one that is spectacu lar when the people become aroused. Where was Moses when the light went out? On the gas company's black list, perhaps. Some people use the truth as sparing ly as if it were made of gold. There are some old jokes that are still too fresh. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that spanks the world. Spring fever is often followed by midsummer lunacy. 00 That Vacant Place. That there 's room at the top has been said anil been suns In our tired and aching ears morning and night; It 's the tune that's been jangled, the theme that 's been sprung Till the tune and the topic are thread bare and trite; But the fallacy of It appears to my mind To be quite plain enough to be seen by the blind. We have heard It from orators, sages and seers ; It's been sounded in season and out of it, too. And in ev'ry old copybook this saw ap pears; It is etched out in black, and it's chalk ed in in blue; But I still must contend that the thing's a mistake, Though 1 fancy you think I am making a break. If there's room at the top, tell me, why must the chap Who Is standing up there at the apex of things Re forever alert lost he get such a rap .As will cause him to reel, while some other man springs To the summit and spurns him away into spaee ? Then he is done for, a lias been, he's knocked out of place. You may potter along in this game that we play, Vou will timl it no cinch as you eome anil you go; But go slow In believing the things that they say Of the space that is vacant up in the top row; I think you will find it' you ever get there That you've crowded some fellow off into the air. Single Handed. "It takes nine tailors to make : man." "Possibly, but one can break him." Got His Ior months he had been feeding her antitrust candy and germ infected ice cream, and lie began to think it was about time he was getting action on his money. So lie approached her cau tiously, as a man steps up to the blind side of a muie. "Miss Bettie," lie said, "did you ever think of matrimony?" "Yes," she replied, "when I have had nothing worth while to think about." "And do yon ever intend to marry?" "I might some time if the proper man were to ask me." "How would 1 do?" "Why, Mr. Bluff, you have often told me that 1 was the brightest girl you ever knew, doubtless a piece of (lat tery, but if you think that is the case how can you ask me such a question?" Simple. The man who plants a garden plot Where neighbors' chickens stray Has faith enough to move a hill A mile or two awav. Arithmetical Rule. "How old is Miss Jenkins?" "I don't know. hut if you can find out the age of her twin brother, she is just three years younger." More Emblematic. "He is going to take the stump for his party this fall." "It would be more appropriate if he took the barrel." ! They Must Eat. "Two heads are better than one." "That depends on the quality. If neither is any good, that is just one more to feed." Would Stay With Him. "I hold Jacob's note for thirty days." "I'll bet a quarter you will hold it longer than that." A Bunch of Automobile Funs by Jolly Jesters " ' S awfuU y Proud of that din ^p ky little automobile of his." "Wonder why?" "Oh, you can smell it a mile farther off than any other make." — Detroit News. Pedestrian—-You act as if you wanted the earth. Automobilist— Oh, no; you keep the sidewalks, and we'll, take the roads.— Indianapolis Journal. "That man your automobile bowled over says he has the number of your machine." "What did lie say it was?" "Sixty-six." "It's 00. Ile was standing on his head at the time he saw it."—Fhiiadel phia Telegraph. "I no.tice that it takes the hides of three horses to upholster an automo bile." "I wonder if that's enough for a six horsepower one?"—Buffalo Times. He—I don't see you with any of the I-Iickner girls lately, Julia. She—No; it isn't to be expected that the automobile set will associate with families who still stick to the horse.— Boston Transcript. "Why did he get an automobile?" "Because the possession of one gave him a line of credit that enabled him to beat other people out of more than it cost."—Chicago Post. Got Them Mixed. A lady walked into a grocer's shop one day with lier sleeves turned up to her elbows and a lighting light in her eyes. "This here," she observed with a sniff, as she banged a piece of yel lowy substance on the counter, "is the soap what does the washiu' of itself; the soap what makes ev'ry washiu' day a kind of a glorified bean feast; the soap what gits all the linen as white as snow and as sweet as a hazel nut by dinner time, and lets the happy housewife spend the rest of the day playin' with the children, and here am I been scrubbin' three mortal hours with that lump, and ain't got so much lather out of it as I could git from a brickbat." "I beg your pardon," remarked the grocer courteously, "but it isn't the soap. Your little boy came iu here yesterday for half a pound of both soap and cheese; that's the cheese." "The cheese!" gasped the lady. "Thai: accounts for the other thing, then." "The other tiling?" queried the grocer. "Yes, the other," came the reply. "I was layin' awake half the night won derin' what it was made the Welsh rabbit we had for supper taste so funny."—Kansas City Independent. The Way In Court. A story is told of the late Chief Justice Cockburn. lie was once coun sel for the plaintiff in a certain case, and a Mr. B. was for the defendant. Cockburn called a witness and pro ceeded to examine him. "1 understand," he said, "that you called on the plaintiff, Mr, Smith. Is that so?" "Yes," replied the man. "What did he say?" demanded Cock burn. Mr. B. promptly rose and objected. The conversation could not lie admitted as evidence, but Cockburn persisted, and Mr. B. appealed to the judges, who thereupon retired to consider the point. They were absent for nearly half ail hour. When they returned they an nounced that Mr. Cockburn might put Iiis question. "Well, what did he say?" asked coun sel. "Please, sir, lie wasn't at home," re plied the witness, without moving a muscle. Tit-Bits. Swelling the Hill. "If you refuse nie," lie said, and Iiis voice grew cold and hard, "l will turn on the gas at every burner and let it flow unrestrained." "Mercy!" gasped the maiden. "Would you kill yourself?" "No," cried the youth, "but I'd do my best to bankrupt your father."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Met Ufr Mntrli. Waggs—I had the laugh on my wife yesterday. Boggs—How did il happen? Waggs—We were out driving and she discovered an echo that heat her out of the last word.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Too l.iito. ?" ,r V "What's the matter, cry baby?" "Boo-hoo! I thought it was maw wot told me not ter go in swimming, an' I've just remembered it was paw!"— Chicago American. Rnrkct ut the Zoo. Naggsby—What was that racket out at the Druid Hill zoo this afternoon. Waggsby—Some meddlesome • person fed the Russian bear a Japanese per simmon.—Baltimore American.