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JOSEPH JEFFERSON'S LONG CAREER AND VARIED TALENTS. In Retiring From the Stage He Will Have More Time to Devote to Pnint tng Landaoapea — Incidents In His Life—Some Amusing Anecdote», The admirers of the veteran actor .Jo seph Jefferson have for him a feeling of positive affection. They may never have spoken a word to him or even seen him off the stage, but he seems a personal friend and one whose loss would be deeply felt. Mr. Jefferson's long career as an actor is over, and henceforth to the general public he will be but a memory, no matter how many more years of life the aged comedian may enjoy. His retirement has been expected for a long time. Ill health lias at last decided the question definitely for him, and he has arranged to spend the coming winter in Florida. But though Mr. Jefferson retires from the stage he does not intend to pass the remainder of his days in Idleness. During his busy life on the stage he found time to do work with palette and brush that might have made his fame in the world of art if fame had not already come to him as an actor. There are three things of which Mr. Jefferson is extremely fond—acting, painting and fishing. Of late years he has devoted more time to painting and Ashing than to acting, making his sea son for work short and his vacation season long, and now it is his plan to give all the time that he does not pass among his books or in the companion ship of friends to the enjoyment of na ture in outdoor life. Crow's Nest, his beautiful home at Buzzards Bay, Mass., contains his stu dio. The room is crowded with hun dreds of canvases. In painting land scapes Mr. Jefferson is guided by the same principles of art which have gov erned his career on the stage. He does not believe in fidelity to fact simply for fact's sake in painting any more than in acting. Exact imitation of na ture, he holds, is no more true art in painting than it is on the stage. Mr. Jefferson's antipathy to so called stage realism is well known. Some years ago his son Charles approached him with a proposition to play in a "tank drama." Even the son's known fond ness for joking hardly saved him from the parental wrath. Mr. Jefferson will be seventy-six years of age the coming winter, and his «-v. JOSEPH JHFFEHSON. stage career covers a period of over sixty years. Xo doubt the fact that he has lived much in the open air ac counts in part for his success in fight ing off the infirmities of age. He is as enthusiastic a fisherman as ex-Pres ident Cleveland, and the friendship be tween the two eminent men. who are neighbors in the summer time at Buz zards Bay, is well known. One day when the actor was entertaining the statesman and brewing a toddy he descanted upon the high art of prepar ing a hot Scotch. "If 1 do say it myself," observed the host, "I have an especial gift for serv ing hot Scotch. Billy Florence used to say I should have been a barkeeper. Now try this, Mr. Cleveland, and let me know your verdict." Several times Mr. Cleveland tested the steaming liquid thoughtfully, nam ing the ingredients as he identified them. "Nutmeg, lemon, water, sugar," he mused approvingly. "But I don't imagine you would hold a position as barkeeper very long." "What's wrong?" queried Mr. Jeffer son anxiously. "Why, you've forgotten to pour in the Scotch." Mr. Jefferson tells another joke on himself iti connection with another well known statesman. Quite a num ber of years ago lie got 011 the elevator at the Fifth Avenue hotel. New York, to go downstairs, and as he stepped aboard a thickset gentleman with closely cropped beard spoke up in sur prise: "IIow do you do, Mr. Jefferson?" he said. "I haven't seen you for a long time. Are you playing in the city?" "Delighted to meet you, sir." replied the comedian, "but I beg your pardon. I— er— fear you have the advantage of me." "Then let me freshen your memory," said the stranger. "I met you in Wash ington a few years ago. I'm General Grant." Mr. Jefferson loves to tell this story on himself. And then he adds: "I got off at the next floor. I was afraid I might forget and ask him If he had been In the war." GERONIMO A T«:"iE TIGER. Years of Captivity lÎKve Snîulned the Once Fierce Apache. Fierce old Geronimo is nearing the end of his trail. Since the aged Apache chief and his band ceased to go on the warpath they have experienced a remarkable transformation. A sun baked plain about Fort Sill. I. T., was transformed by their industry into a comfortable and thrifty looking farm ing district. They built good wooden cottages and bored wells, so as not to « ■' h '///• ' } ■//. . m CHIEF OEHONIMO. be dependent on the sluggish streams of the region. In this work they be came so skilled that white settlers now employ them. Chief Geronimo was a prisoner of the United States government for many years, but owing to his good be havior his imprisonment became a merely nominal affair, as he came and went as he pleased, and when about two years ago he was offered his free dom by the government he refused to accept it. As a prisoner he was draw ing pay for service as a scout, and he did not propose to relinquish that rev enue. The shrewd old chief has en joyed many other sources of wealth, and money making has become almost as much a passion with him as scalp ing was in days gone by. During his visit to the world's fair at St. Louis he has had many opportunities of this kind. The chief once had the repu ta tion of being the worst Indian alive. At sixteen he successfully led his war riors in battle and was made a war chief. For years his name was a terror in Arizona. In 188C>. after four years of pursuit, General Miles and General Lawton captured him and Iiis band near Prescott, Ariz. For a time they were imprisoned in Florida, but were afterward transferred to Fort Sill and in time allowed practical freedom. M. GUYOT 'S VISIT. His Idea» as *0 Friendship Between Krmee mid America. Considerable weight is given to the expressions of M. Yves Guyot. the French statesman and publicist who ia now on a visit to the United States. M. Guyot is a keen observer of events both in Europe and America and has himself done much in the direction of molding public sentiment in France in respect to America. He is inclined to ridicule the talk in the European press about the "American peril." Econom ically considered, the competition of America in Europe, lie says, is an ad vantage to Europeans. As for the Monroe doctrine, rightly interpreted, there is 110 occasion for France to feel ! otherwise than friendly to it. He finds ! substantial grounds for the continu ance of the traditional friendship be tween France and the United States and says: "There is 110 question of disputed territory to come between us. None is likelv to arise. Finally we 'X 51 YVES GUYOT. have one common cause and interest. The United States and France are the two greatest republics in the world, and this fact constitutes for them a community of interest in the face of monarchical countries." M. Guyot was born in Dinan, France, in 1843. He early attained a reputa tion as a vigorous writer 011 political subjects. He was minister of public works from 1889 to 1892 and advocat ed revision of the Dreyfus case. Ten years ago he published a work on po lice abuses in Taris which stirred up the authorities to such an extent that its circulation was suppressed. The truth of the charges was confirmed, however, by the subsequent action of the government. Among his recent •works are "The Boer Republics," "The Sugar Question" and "L« Bilan de l'Eglise." GLAD81one of japan THE BROAD MINDED AND FARSEEING COUNT SHIGENOBU OKUMA. His Views as to the Outcome of the War With Russia and tlie Chaucea of a Lotis; StriijBrule—His Lous and Useful Career. The strength of the enemy whom the Japanese are opposing is not un derestimated by that remarkable statesman who has often been called "the Gladstone of Japan," Count Shi enobu Oknma. Count Okuma is a farsiglited leader of his people. Ile has fought for the triumph of progress ive ideas in his country and lived to see a social revolution brought about through the efforts of those sharing his ideas. Iiis faith in the future of Japan is boundless, but he does not expect that his country will succeed in the present war except after a long ■struggle. Count Okuma was consulted by the mikado before war against Russia was declared, and he s.-»id then that the task was one of enormous gravity, yet he believed the conflict to be necessary The war has now been in progress over eight months, yet in addressing the united clearing houses of Tokyo the other day Count Okuma warned the people not to look for a speedy termination of the struggle, but to pre pare for a long war. one that might last two years, cost about $1,000,000, 000 and put the resources of the coun try under a severe strain. He averred that Japanese victories thus far have been partly due to weaknesses of the enemy, which may be remedied to some extent as the war goes 011. Ile pointed out that despite lier reverses in Manchuria Russia continues to hold a commanding position in Europe and to be courted by monarclis of otli er countries. Nevertheless, in the event of a long war. he thought the Japanese possessed an advantage in the fact that corruption pervaded many departments of the Russian gov eminent, that the limit of taxation in that empire had already been reached and that a two years' war would cost the czar from SI,500,000.000 to $2,000, 000,000. The views thus expressed give an idea of the broad mindedness of this m Wk i Wk 1 1 S VA r 1 r y I m m M COUNT SHIGENOBU OKUMA "grand old man" of Japan. His ho rizon is not bounded by the countries of the Asiatic continent, and a pro found knowledge of the history of tli past enables him to look with intelli genee into the future. Although not so much of a traveler as some of his countrymen and not so conversant with foreign languages as many of the younger statesmen, he has grasped wonderfully well both the genius of his own people and the spirit of the age. He is about sixty-seven years old and is a native of Ilizen, a prov ince of Kyusyu island. His father was a member of the Ilizen clan. Count Okuma early became an ad vocate of advanced reforms, tlie aboli tion of the feudal system and the res toration of tlie power of the emperor. He also urged reforms in education. Iiis advocacy of these radical changes was largely influential in bringing iibont the crisis which resulted in Hi Saigo rebellion. When tin's was sv! dued the feudal system in Japan eeived a blow that crushed it to the earth, never to rise again. On tin organization of the government at the end of the rebellion Count Okuma wa appointed to a position in the for office. The finances of the nation were at that time very much disordered. H was soon made minister of finance and in that position succeeded in bring ing tfce national finances into ord< and establishing a national currency In 1SS1 he surrendered office and dertook the organization of the Pro gressist parly, of which lie has since l.een the recognized leader. This pa ty urged that constitutional govern ment. be at once instituted and that the ministry be subordinated to a par liament. < m the establishment of tl Japanese parliament lie became mini ter of foreign affairs. His attitude toward the revision of foreign treaties was so liberal that lie made many ene mies. In 1800 a fanatical political op ponent threw a bomb into the carriage of the statesman as he was entering the grounds of his residence. It ex ploded. and. though, failing to inflic mortal Injury, mangled Iiis right leg so- badly that, it h-ul to be amputated The would be assassin committed sui clde without waiting to learn whethe his attempt on the life of the count had been successful or not. <' Okuma was premier of Japan in I 1 --'' but resigned after being 1 short t'me In office. One of his benefactions to his countrymen is the Seniinoti-Galko. a school which he founded for t '.e study of law. political science and lit erature. ADVISER TO AN EMPEROR. Peculiar Position Held by an Amer ican In Korea. A unique position is now held by Durham White Stevens, an American who has been for some years in the service of the Japanese government. Ir. Stevens is adviser to tlie emperor of Korea. It lias been said that his sition makes him practically ruler of the hermit nation, under the guidance, of course, of the Japanese. Mr. Ste ens denies that his office carries atjy such authority. However, the facts go to show that he is clothed with con iderable influence over Korean affairs. As is well known, it was in part to prevent Russia from seizing Korea that the mikado went to war. In conformity with this policy the Japanese government entered into an t T h- * J» j DURHAM WHITE STEVENS. agreement with that of Korea provid ing that it should engage as its finan cial adviser a Japanese subject recom mended by the mikado and as adviser to the department of foreign affairs a foreigner whom the Japanese emperor should recommend. The mikado called Mr. Stevens to take the post of foreign adviser. Mr. Stevens is accustomed to giving advice. Much of the time for the past twenty years he lias been honorary counselor to the Japanese legation at Washington. His career began in the service of his own country. For ten years he was secretary of the United States legation at Tokyo, and this time he employed in acquiring a thorough familiarity with oriental history, cus toms and lan .vu ages. When he resigned his post in 1SS3 the Japanese tendered him a place in their department of foreign affairs which gave him opportunity to render important service to the mikado. He did very valuable work in connection with the revision of treaties and in 18S4 accompanied a Japanese embassy which was sent to Korea to settle dif ficulties that had arisen between that country and China and Japan. For his service on this occasion he received from the mikado the decoration of the third class of the Rising Sun, being promoted to tlie second class. During the war with China he was again able to be of much help to the Japanese and in consequence the mikado deco rated him with the order of the Sacred Treasure. He has become an authority on oriental laws and usages. A PROUD JAPANESE GIRL. Tlie Pretty Daughter of General Mxlii («lories In His Deeds. The valor of the Japanese soldiers who are fighting the Russians in Man churia is the pride of their sisters and daughters and wives and sweethearts who remain at home in the island of Nippon. A mother who has Severn sons in the army of the mikado is the envied one among her circle of femi nine friends. A young woman whose father has achieved distinction in light 1 ■ W&. t i « %./ MISS NTSHI. ing for the emperor is the proudest girl that ever lived. The favorite daughter of General Baron Xishi. whose pretty face and picturesque cos tume are shown in the accompanying picture, is one of these happy girls. Her father is in command of tlie Sec ond division of General Kuroki's iir II)j' and is one of the bravest and most popular of the Japanese general, lit tle Miss Xishi is of modest demeanor, and the small dot on her lower lip im parts to her face a coquettish air Told &.t Jericko Postmaster Pap Perkins* Story About a Temperance Drink. O NE of the village ordinances of Jericho made it a misde meanor for any one to use profane language on the pub lic streets. It had been a dead letter for ten years when a tin peddler came along one day and got into a dispute with Deacon Taylor over how many acres of corn a man could hoe in a day. It was all in good nature at first. The deacon always bragged that he had once hoed three acres, and when he came to put this at the peddler there was a wrangle. It wasn't long before the two men were calling names, and there might have been a fight if others had not stepped in. Tlie peddler had used several oaths, and in order to get even with him the deacon had him ar rested and filled $5. Everybody looked to see the peddler appeal the case and prove his grit, but when he had paid his line he went about in a humble way and said: "I lost my temper and swore and it was only right that I should be lined. m very sorry that 1 acted so, and 1 hope all of you will forgive 111e. 1 am satisfied that Deacon Taylor can hoe three acres of corn in a day, and I bear 110 grudge for his having me arrested." That was in April and the peddler was not seen again until June. Then he showed up and said lie was out of the tinware business and had invented temperance drink for the summer lie let everybody drink of it, and everybody said it was the best thing of the kind. After two or three days a stranger appeared who wanted to talk to the people about getting a railroad, and a public open air meeting was called. The peddler helped the thing along by announcing that he would have a barrel of his temperance drink free to all, and when the crowd gathered it took in every man in Jericho and a good many farmers. The barrel was 011 tap at an early hour, and those who had sampled be fore said that the taste had improved. The speaking didn't amount to much, but the temperance drink did. It was a warm evening, and the crowd was thirsty. The tin peddler filled the cups himself, and his invitations included all and were pressing. The speaker had been at work about twenty minutes when he was inter « IT WASN'T LONG ISISb'OltE THE TWO MEN WEHE CAL Ii I NO NAMES. WEHE CAL Ii I NO NAMES. rupted by a wrangle between Josh Da vis and Ebene/.er Goodlieart. Josli had' bragged that he could build a hundred rods of rail fence In a day, and Ebene zer had as good as called him a liar. On the heels of this came a row be tween Moses Scliemerhorn and Aimer Green. Moses had once bought a cow of Abner which died of hollow horn within a week, and he had felt edge wise ever since. lie now called Abner a villain, and Abner called him a liar, and they clinched and rolled on the ground and pummeled each other. "Gentlemen, let us have peace, and let me again call your attention to my summer temperance drink." shouted the peddler, as the two fighters were pulled apart, and for a few minutes there was brotherly love. But it did not last. Deacon Taylor suddenly remembered that on an occa sion he bought a load of hay from Ebenezer Goodlieart and that it ap peared to be short, and lie began to talk about it. Goodlieart said the hay was all right and that any man who would hint to the contrary was a caitiff. At about the same time I'hiletus Henderson and Darius Scott got into a dispute about how much wheat it takes to sow to an acre, and Darius let go with his right. There were two fights at once, and they continued for ten minutes, and when they were over the peddler tilled his cups and cried out: "Let peace and harmony prevail, dear friends, and meanwhile don't for get that this is the greatest summer drink on the face of the earth. If you have not tried it, try it now. If you have tried it, try it again!" The railroad man got up to speak again, but he had only begun to tell of the benefits that a railroad would be to Jericho, when Lisli Hillings was bitten by somebody's dog and began to swear. Ile was the only one bitten, but his example was contagious. There was 110 more fighting, but men cocked their liats 011 their ears and spat over their shoulders and went around bragging and cussing. It was afterward remembered that the ped dler and the stranger made many jot tings in their memorandum books, but nothing was thought of It at the time. It was 11 o'clock before the meeting broke up. Some of the men went away singing and whooping, while others fell down and went to sleep and did not get home until breakfast time. Little business was done in town the next day, as everybody had a head ache and was weak in the knees, but on the second day things were lively. The constable started out at 7 o'clock, and by sundown he had arrested about fifty men. Some of them were charg ed with fighting and disturbing the peace, but most of the warrants were for profanity. In every case tlie tin peddler was the complainant and the stranger the witness, and the testi mony was clear and straight. Four lawyers came over from Dobbs Ferry, and it took a week to try all the cases. Not a man got away. It Was $5 fine and costs from beginning to end. and when the last case was disposed of there wasn't enough loose currency in town to buy a pound of tea. It was the temperance drink that did it. It must have cost the peddler a nice little sum for the liquors he mixed to gether in that barrel and diluted with water, but he had his revenge 011 the town. He had scarcely departed in a whirlwind of dust and glory when the village president called the trustees to gether and solemnly said: "All of you who are in favor of re pealing the ordinance against public profanity will say 'I.' " "I," solemnly replied every trustee. "The I's have it, and durn that tin peddler!" M. QUAD. The New riches. Mrs. Newrleh—You look pretty well, Henry, but somehow you never seem to quite have t ht» appearance of a real man of fashion. Cause of Her Tears. Carrie Elizabeth is a two-year-old philosopher. She lias a keen sense of humor and is as quick as lightning. Not long ago at the dining table she asked for cake. Her mother broke a large piece, giving the small daughter a small portion. This offended the lit tle woman and immediately there came a downpour of tears. "Oh," said the father, in an effort to soothe her wounded feelings, "I wouldn't cry about a little thing like that." Quickly the sobs ceased. "But why should mamma have made me cry about a little thing like that?" she asked.—Philadelphia Press. The Little Sister 1 wish I could do that with my hair. The Big Sister—Oh, 110, you don't, dearie! Your curls are pretty just as they are. The Little Sister—They're horrid! I want a stylish curfew like mamma said yon had.—Puck. ! ' i ble than ever; he drives a racing auto Still on the RumIi Une. Gwilliams- I haven't seen anything in the papers lately about Wedgeley, the great football player of a few sea sons ago. Is he dead? Sllint Dead? No. He's more terri mobile now.—Chicago Tribune. The Man 'N Way. Popley—Come, come, Willie! Don 't cry because you've barked your shin a little bit. Act like a 1111111. Willie (blubbering)—Yell, then you'd whip me. You told me you would if you ever caught me swearin'.—Catholic Standard and Times. Saved. Harris—They tell 111e you have had a narrow escape from death. Spurr Yes: they were going to op erate upon me for appendicitis, but they discovered in time that I hadn't the money to pay for It.— Boston Tran script. A Marked Alan. Mrs. Ford—John, you were drinking last night. 1 noticed it. in your conver sation. Mr. Ford—In my conversation? "Yes. You were so painfully correct in your pronunciation." * A II iiihum I 13xi»r «»NNlon." 51 -New York Times. Class In Definition. Teacher—What is a heroine? Scholar—I guess it must be a married »roman.— Detroit Free Press.