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W. N. FKEW. Short Stories | About People. | IT was a prout •jay for William Nimick Frew, chairman of the board of trustees of Caruegie institute, when, with A nil rev Carnegie 011 his arm uud iu the com pany of a dlstin gulsbed group of scholars, statesmen aud financiers, he marched into the splendid building where the famous Iron master made his formai présentation of his $23,000,000 gift to the city of Pittsburg. As head Of the body which Is responsible for the administration of the institute Mr. Frew Is charged with duties of exceptional importance, for in many respects the various branches of the educational work under his manage ment represent new departures. Mr. Frew Is n lawyer, a native of Pitts barg, Is fifty-three years of age and married in 18S1 Miss Emily W. Berry. He has served In the Pittsburg select council. Is a director In several banks and trust companies, lias been presi dent of the Pittsburg orchestra and has been closely Identified ■with Mr. Carnegie's various educational pro.1 rfrts, being a member of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Institution of Washington as well as chairman of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburg. lie is also on the Carnegie hero fund commission. Samuel Harden Church, secretary of the Carnegie institute, Is a man who has won success In several fields, tumally widely separated. He Is known a* a business man, as a historian and an a military man. Born In Caldwell. Mo., In 18T>S, his boyhood education was received In common schools and academies, but he has since received ftora Yale the degree of A. M. and from the Western University of Penn sylvania that of Lilt. P. lie mar ried In 1898 Miss Bertha Jean Rein hart. Engaging In the railroad busi ness, he rose to be tmperlntendcnt o f the Pennsylvania railroad lines west of Pittsburg and then secretary of the company for those lines. He uow holds the latter po ftltlon and Is also vice president of sami*el it. church. the Union Steel Casting company, n« resided for some time In Ohio, was colonel on the military stalT of Gov ernor Hoadly and was presented with a sword by the governor and his staff for his meritorious conduct In the handling of troops during the riots In Cincinnati In 1884. lie Is the author of about a dozen works of history, fiction and poetry, has also written plays and to perhaps best known In the literary world for his writings about Oliver Cromwell. The fact that a monument lo Cromwell was erected about six years ago In the British house of parlia ment was attributed to the influence of his work entitled "Oliver Crom well— A History," published In 1804. In It he had remarket! that Cromwell had no monument In Finland nor could have one with the sanction of the govern ment. Not long afterward a move ment was set on foot for the erection by the English government of a monu ment to the protector, and it was car ried through to success. 9sokge w. wood ruff. Five or six youngsters were playlug shinny on the roof of the low building connecting the president's office with the White House. "Which one is young Roosevelt?" a visitor asked of n policeman. "See that one bossing the others?" the policeman said, pointing. "That's blin." George W. Woodruff, once noted as couch of the football team of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, was recently appointed assistant attorney general for the department of the Interior. For four years Mr. Woodruff was law of fleer in the forestry service of the Unit ed States ami was accounted one of the ablest assistants possessed by Olfforil Pllichot, chief m' the service, lie be came thoroughly versed In all questions pertaining tu the public land laws, and this was the reason Secretary James R. Garfield on becoming head of the In terior department chose him for one of his legal advis ers. In his new post he will have charge of nil legal questions pertain ing to the public lands arising In the Interior department. Mr. Woodruff Is one of the group of athletes with whom President Roose velt likes to take cross country walks or other exercise of a strenuous charac ter. He Is a Yale graduate of '80 nnd while an undergraduate was famous both as oarsman and football player. He also stood at the front In scholar •bip, winning prizes In Greek and Latin and admittance to the Phi Beta Ivappa society, composed of students of high scholarship only. It was while engaged «s an Instructor In Latin In a school near Philadelphia that he became coach M MRS. CLAUDE SWAN80N. to the football team ol' the University of Pennsylvania. It was he who in vented the "guordsback" play which brought fame to this eleven. As the Jamestown exposition is held In a state so noted for Its hospitality as Virginia, it Is natural that social functions :,nd occasions to which the band of welcome is to be extended should loom prominent in the pro gramme. Much responsibility for the successful outcome of such affairs will rest upon the grace ful shoulders of Mrs Claude A. Swanson, the beau tiful wife of the governor of Virgin la. She wus Miss Elizabeth Lyons, daughter of the late Judge I). Peter Ly ons of Richmond, and she is a niece of Justice Lamar of the United States supreme court. It was at the latter's home that she mar ked Governor Swanson ten years ago. He was a member of congress at that time and for several years thereafter, so that Mrs. Swanson has seen much Washington life. She is one of three handsome sisters who were belles for some years previous to mnrrlage, a»d their mother, Mrs. Addle Deane Lynns, who died about two years ago, was famous in her day, too, as a beau ty. Mrs. Swanson is an artist, and the VaJls of her home are decorated with specimens of her skill. Congressman James S. Sherman, who figured in the now historic Roosevelt Harriman episode, was concerned In the case liecause of his position as chairman of the Republican congres slonal committee, in charge of cam palgn work for the Republican party by inemliers of that party in congress. The representative from New York was absent from the United States on the congressional trip to Pana m a when the Itoose velt-IIarriman Inci dent occurred aud on landing In New York refused to be Interviewed. It was said he had obtain- J amess, bheiiman. ed a tip by wireless from some one who signed himself "J. O." that silence would be golden. Ten years ago Mr. Sherman and the late Speaker Reed were great friends. He was talked of as successor to Reed In the speaker s chair when the latter retired from congress. It was a saying In Washing ton at the time that he could handle the house from the chairman's jiost of authority to better advantage than any man but the great Maine statesman himself. Representative James lt. Mann of Illinois is ahscntmindcd. so much so that It bothers him a great deal. "I can't explain It," lie told Repre sentative Henry S. Houtell. "but it worries me a great deal." "<>h, you're not abseutminded," Hou tell said. "An ahscntmindcd man is one who thinks he has left his watch at home and then pulls it out of his pocket to se«' if he has time enough to go home and get It." There are many old soldiers who are entitled to pensions who have never made application for them because they do not wish to take advantage of the bounty of the government so long as they possess means of their own ample for their sup port. Among these Eugene F. Ware, well known by his pen name of Iron quill has hitherto been numbered. Al though he served as commissioner of pensions and at tached his signa ture to thousands El I.IM. I . WAIIK. p 0Ils j 0ns f or ers. lie would not take one for himself. He maintained that he did not believe in such assistance except for old sol diers In actual need of the govern ment's aid. Rut since the passage of the service pension bill Mr. Ware has mad«- a request for a pension. In applying for the $12 a month to which he is entitled he wrote that he had never expected to ask for any fa vor of the kind, but that there is a lit tie girl in Topeka whose brother is a soldier In the Philippines and is her sole support. "I am going to take this pension In my own name because I can't get It In her name," he wrote, "and turn It over to her." Deputy Commissioner Davenport said it was the best excuse he had ever heard aud at once sent the letter back to Ware with the request that the ap plication and explanation be submitted in verse, for which Ware Is noted. Meanwhile there will be no delay about approving the pension. When a Trout Is Hungry. A curious incident, showing that trout «111 not be easily frightened from a hook when tlvy are hungry. Is told by 'i Maine sportsman. He felt a good bite, but before he could haul in the flsh It broke loose and got away. He readjusted his bait and made another cast, h, a minute the hook was again taken, and he pulled In a two pound trout. It was hooked in the side of the month, while upon the other side a piece more than an inch long had been torn from the jaw, and the wound was still bleeding. This showed conclusive ly It was the same fish that had just taken the hook and had got away. The singular part was that a fish so badly wounded should bite a second time. A MATCH CF i »Si -LlL i. That of Ethei Rockefeller and Marcel lus Hartley Dodge. Mis.- Ethei Rockefeller, daughter of W Uliam Rockefeller, who is to murrv Marcellus Hartley Dodge, Is an en thusiastic hi rsewoinan. She 1s a beau ty of a dark and dashing type. Her fiance Is almost as rich as her father, nid the greater part of his fortune, estimated at over .Sr><i,(>(io ,()00, he Inher lted from Iiis grandfather, the late ■sr KISS kockj CFELLKK on houheuack and mb. dodge. Marcellus Hartley. He attends very closely to bis business. Miss Rockefel ler will inherit enough from her father, the Standard Oil magnate, to help make both ends meet In case her hus band's $50,(iui,fi00 should be unexpect edly depleted. Though a match of millions. It Is also a love match. EMINENT GERMAN OFFICER. Lieutenant General Alfred F. J. L. ven Loewenfeld, Kaiser's Adjutant. Ills excellency Lieutenant General Alfred F. J. L. von Loewenfeld, who came to tills country to represent the German emperor at the Jamestown e\ position und to attend the national ar bitration aud peace congress in New York, is general adjutant of his maj esty the emperor aud commander of the first division of the Infantry guard. General von I^oewenfeld was the only soldier on the list of guests sr r* I V Or GI39L11AL VON LOEWENFELD. Invited by Andrew Carnegie to come to America at Ills expense to attend the opening of the Carnegie Institute, lie was a guest at a dinner given in New York by Ilerjuan Rldder, editor of the Staats-Zeitung, In honor of Char laniague Tower, ambassador to Ger many. In the course of his remarks the general paid a delicate compliment to Mrs. Tower, saying that "American womanhood is the best and brightest In the world." WANTS WOMEN JUDGES. Mrs. Carrie Kilgore and Her Bill to Al low Fair Sex on Bench. Mrs. Carrie Kilgore. the noted wom au lawyer of Philadelphia, recently at tracted attention by causing to be In troduced in the Pennsylvania legisla ture a bill |>erniittlug womeu to be elected to the judiciary. At present women lire allowed to wear all kinds of robes and gowns except those of tlie Judge. Mrs. Kilgore, who has been a member of the Philadelphia bar since 1883. says In support of her bill: "There is nothing startling In the pro posai to place women upon the bench » y MKS. t'A UK IE KILGORE. If a woman Is able to master law and practice it. she is able to see that it Is properly dispensed. It is not so far now from the bar to the bcnch as it formerly was from the kitchen or the nursery to the bar. The business and social emancipation of the sex makes this proposition not only possible, but Just." Mrs. Kilgore is particularly in favoi of women as judges In juvenile courts. FOR HARDENING STEEL Remarkable Results Obtained by the Use of Rare Minerals. An indication of some of the vast and almost untouched mineral sources of the United States is given In some facts gathered by Mr. F. L. Hess of the geological survey, who has recently returned to Washington from a season in the field studying what has been done and what Is being done with a new group of steel harden [ ins minerals. The minerals themselves are not new by any means, but their application to steel manufacture is just l«iug studied seriously by the big producers. The minerals used include manga nese, tungsten, vanadium and uranium and a good many of the rare metals for which there lias l»een little practi cal use till recently. Their place In steel economy Is that 1 or 2 i>er cent of them will change the nature of the metal entirely, and it Is to see how these qualities can liest be utilized that the big firms are now working. As to the practical application of the steel hardening minerals to the iron and steel industry, it has been found that a small per cent, say, of tungsten will make a tool steel that, although it is very hard to work up into a ma chine, will hold an edge even after it gets a dull red hot. This enables lathes where tools of such steel are used to tie speeded up so that their output Is Increased about three times. The prac tlcal machinist will appreciate what it means to work with a tool you cannot "burn" in the machine. One disadvan tage of these excessively hard steels Is that It Is hard for a blacksmith to forge them. They are very refractory even at the highest forge heat, and there is hardly any way of shaping them except by grinding. However, the companies are working at the problem of handling them and will of course solve It in time. The usefulness of manganese steel has already been demonstrated, espe cially In dredger construction, where bearings and working parts made of it will stand three times as long under the cutting action of sand and gravel as ordinary steel. USEFUL DRAWING TABLE. Board Is Easily Adjusted to Any Height or Inclination. A very handy and useful drawing ta ble for draughtsmen and others who do mechanical work at home can be easily made at very little expense. In the ta ble here Illustrated the adjustment is accomplished by means of sheet Iron strips, cut out In the center, as shown. ADJUSTABLE DRAWING TABLE, and fastened with thumbscrews In any desired position. An arrangement of this kind provides for adjustments of both height aud inclination and will be found much more rigid than many of the expensive ready made tables. A small shelf (S) fastened to the right end of the table will provide a con venient place for laying tools when not In use and will be especially useful when the board is lncliued at a steep angle. When not In use a drawing ta ble of this kind may be folded into a very small space and put away. Rain Increases Microbes. A scientist of the public health and marine hospital service, while examin ing the condition of the Potomac river, has made an interesting observation on the effect of rain iu increasing the number of microbes in the stream. After a hard rain, lasting several days. It was found that the microbes were ab«ut six times as numerous in Potomac water as they were before the rain, und when fair weather set in again the number of microbes rapidly decreased. The increase, it is believed, came from both the air and the land, but In this case fortunately the mi crobes were all of harmless species. Papyrus From Egypt. A London syndicate will have 100.000 tons ol' Egyptian papyrus plant ready to ship to its paper mills within the next six mouths. This revives an in dustry which has been extinct for over 1,000 years. A long search finally lo cated a few plants In Palestine, which were transplanted into Egypt and cul tivated. The twentieth century seems to find frequent occasion to learn from the vast treasure house of knowledge of that remarkable people. Von Zeppslin's Airship. Count von Zeppelin's airship, which holds the distance and speed record of fiS.35 miles In 2 hours 17 minutes, is 420 feet long, 118 feet in diameter and has a rigid aluminium frame contain ing sixteen hydrogen balloon* Two thirty-five horsepower gasoline Motors drive four propellers. New Incandescent Mantle. The Pin Inset ty incandescent gas man tle. to be manufactured iu London, is claimed to endure vibration and crush ing without injury and adapts it-elf to any flame. It is soft and flexible and can be mailed in a common envelope. THE ARIZONA KICKER, Some Items of News Told by the Czar of Giveadam Gulch. FIGHTING CANINE FOR SALE. 8traigift Talks, Too. by a Man Who Wants Himself Understood and Is Always Ready to Back Up All That He Says. It is generally known that we have tad to lay away in our private grave fard during the last seven years no less than eighteen of our fellow men. AH were buried at our expense. Each and every one might be living today had he not attempted to get the first shot at us. We own the meauest looking dog in the United States. He is mean in looks and mean In nature. He is wolf, coyote and dog all mixed up, and there are days that he hates himself so that he howls and weeps. But he is a fighter— Lordy. what a fighter: We have handled him in over forty fights, m OOS TOR Si do is a "ot'k fiohtin« dog is now for sale." ami he has won every one of them. We have never looked upon It as be neath the dignity of our calling to own a fightiug dog, but during the last two weeks we have received letters from students at Yassar, Harvard and Yale contending that a man looking to be a presidential candidate could not af ford to do these things. Our fighting dog is now for sale. Price stated on tpplication. Guarantee given that he can lick any four footed animal in America except a grizzly. We can be called a liar, villain. Nero, dictator, boss and any other name that comes handy, and yet we shall hold our hand. It will be only when the limit of provocation has been reached and when we are thoroughly convinced that we must pull trigger to save our life that we shall turn loose with our gun. Then the funeral cere monies of the other party will natural ly follow. Now and then in the past when our esteemed contemporary has come out with a double leaded editorial announc ing the fact that he has shot at us we have replied that we were totally un aware of the fact; that we did not hear the sing of Ills bullets; that we would stand up any day and let him plug away to his heart's content. He is an old man, and such things on our part have hurt his feelings. We are re solved not to repeat them. Life is but a span, and why not let other folks labor under pleasant delusions If they will? For the last five years, as mayor of the town, we have felt it our duty to fire bullets through the shoulders of such cowboys as were firing lead into the front doors of the town hall. We have given the matter serious consid eration and have come to the conclu sion to let the cowboys shoot. We are here today auS gone tomorrow, and if filling doors with lead will add to any critter's happiness in this sad world let him till and be hanged to him. In September last we stated that It took eighty presses running day and night to work ort" our circulation and that we seut more copies to Persia alone than any daily In America had circulation. It was an awful lie. It had scarcely gone out to the public when wo became conscience stricken. We now own up to it and beg tliP" par don of the public. Just what our cir culation Is in the land of shawls and rugs we can't say without looking over the books, but we don't believe It amounts to lOO.oiiO copies weekly. Last summer we felt it a duty owing to the Giveadam Gulch public to drive five quack doctors out of the town. We opened on them with hot shot and hustled tlieui along, but after they had taken themselves to other pastures we began wondering if we hadn't done the wrong thing instead of the right. We now Invite them to return and pick up such a living as they can, and we promise to interfere with them no more. For years past when the mental strain of the day was over and the shades of night had fallen we have been in the habit of seeking recreation by taking a baud at |»oker. It was from no avaricious spirit. It was from no spirit of defiance toward the m.»ral law. While we made the best of our flushes and full houses •nd fours, we left the other fellers enough cash to get out of town on. We know that some of our subscribers object to our poker games, and if thir ty of them will write out their objec tions on po-tal cards we will agree to quit for one year. It will come hard on us. as we are no hand on roller skates or with the billiard cue. but we don't desire to go down in history as having corrupted the morals of North America. For five years we have owned a run ning mule, lie is all humped up. ring boned. spavined and full of holes and dents, aud to stand and look at him one would expect to see him fall over dead. But that mule can run—heav ens. how he can run! We have rid den him in ninety races and never met defeat. Our thoughts have been entirely innocent up to a month ago Then we received a letter from a wo man in Boston telling us that our ex ample had sent her nephew to the bad and that heaven would surely punish us. We don't want heaven to do that. We don't want to be shut out after spending the best years of our life In making the best weekly In the land. We should like to hear from other Bos ton women on this question. If we find that we are doing wrong, away goes the old mule, and we will try our best to put in our spare time at mar bles or mumblety peg. Other editors may keep right on lying, swearing, gambling and going to the bad. but Jim Hellso (which Is us, no matter whether we have our hat on or off) Is ready to pull up short and become a shining ornament to the world at large. M. QUAD. Didn't Know Which Got Hit. An Irishman, passing along the street one day. was hit on the head by a brick which had dropped from a new building. Thinking he had cause for complaint and damages, he consulted a lawyer, who advised bringing suit. The case came before the proper au thorities, and the man was awarded $öo damages. Wishing to settle with the lawyer who had conducted the case, be asked for the bill. "Well, I think $50 will be about right." said the lawyer. The money was paid. After awhile, observing that the Irishman was evi dently puzzling over some knotty ques tion. he asked what was the trouble. "Begorra." replied the Irishman. "I was Ji;vt wondering who got hit, you or I."—Judge. Stolon Sweets. 'Ma," suid Willie, "if I'm good will you let me steal some cookies out o' the pantry this afternoon?" "Steal them? Why, I'll give them to you,'' replied his mother. No, I want to steal 'em. They al ways taste better that way."—Detroit Free Press. Dissatisfied Heir. 'Your ailment," remarked the physi clan, "is merely one of the Ills that flesh Is heir to." "Yes. I suppose so," rejoined the pa tient. "By the way, doctor, what are your charges for breaking a will?"— Chicago News. Didn't Help Him. "I got de faith of Joshua!" exclaimed the colored brother. "Yes," replied an old deacon, "but de sun won't stan' still long 'nuff fer you ter make a reduction In de gas bill!"—Atlanta Constitution. Mistakes and Mistakes. You must admit that yon are liable to mistakes." I may be." answered the eminent official, "but it would be the greatest of mistakes for me to admit it."— Washington Star. Cause Sufficient. Bug t—What did you sue Beetle for? Bug 2—Why, he had the presump tion to say 1 w:> simply going human. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Artificial Beauty. Ella- My face Is my fortune. Stella—Well, it ought to be. It costs you a fortune keeping up the improve ments.—Detroit Tribune. Even In Cuffs. » w Customer—I find the reversible cuffs give me better service, so I stick to them. Salesman—That's right. One good turn deserves another.—Philadelphia Press. He Suited Her. "The man I ever wed." she said "Must have accomplishments. Tes: lie must play, and sins, and dance. And ride, and row. and fence. And take a skillful hand at bridge, A tennis racket wield. And chase the bounding golf ball, too. Across the dewy field. The man who won her lily hand Was bald and stout and slotv; He couldn't sing, or dance, or play. Or fenee. or rtde. or row; He didn't care a rap for golf And never led cotillons. But he could sign a check, you see. For half a dozen millions —Minna Irving In New Tork Herald.