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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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
"There is nothing startling In the pro
posai to place women upon the bench
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
Mrs. Kilgore is particularly in favoi
of women as judges In juvenile courts.
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
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.
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.
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.
Some Items of News Told by the
Czar of Giveadam Gulch.
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,
"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
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
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
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.
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.
Customer—I find the reversible cuffs
give me better service, so I stick to
Salesman—That's right. One good
turn deserves another.—Philadelphia
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.

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