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-1 , - E. E. Clark, of Cedar Rapids, la., grand chief of tho Order of American Railway Conductors, has boon appointed ly I'reBldcnt Koosovclt to a Beat on the Interstate commerce commission. In appointing Mr. Claik President House jrelt mndo a concession to labor which will alato more thun 38,000 railway con ductors. I ' KEPT THE WIRE HUMMING. Great Feat of Henry Bognrdus, Who Was tho Original Tramp Telegrapher. Henry Dogarihis was the original tramp telegrapher. He had traveled all over tiro world and undoubtedly was ono of the finest operators In tho business, but ho wouldn't bold down a job for more than two or three weeks. One night ho wandered Into tho omco of tho Atlanta Times and asked for a Job. Tho paper needed a man badly and put him to work. Tho chief operator got hold C Uie . other man on tho wlro and told him he hnd a new man on and to work him out. That was tho day before typewriters camo Into general use. Everything was written out In long hand. Tho story began coming In. Uogardus asked for a pencil, leaned back In his chair and slowly began to sharpen It. Tho Bounder was pounding away as 1 , fast as tho man nt the other end of I tho wlro could send. Tho editor spoko F to "Do" and told him ho had bettor get busy as tho man was n rather fast tender and ho would get behind, "Ro" , told htm to never mind, that ho would attend to that. Ho got up and walkod j around a moment, picked up tho poker .' and stirred up tho lire, got a drink of (Jl wator, then seated himself and start- i, ed to tako tho message r Ho sat thcro through tho night and took between 15,000 and 20,000 words, ' m which were written In a beautiful jL hand. Tho teat went tho rounds of ll cporators nil over tho country and f ocamo a legend as one of the grcat- 7 ut tricks over. The Indispensable Man. Let no man fall Into tho dear de lusion 'hit ho Is an Indispensable part j of this world's mnchlnory. No matter j ", l,ow much ho may overestimate his lmportanco, It Is yet probable, at least possible, that ho, has a definite, It elautlc, value, but let him drop out of the whirl, having still breath enough to last him while he surveys tho situ- ?atlon, and he will And tbnt tho wheels will go right "on turning In tho old familiar way. Detroit Proe Press. N. ' Housewifery, When Mrs. Flatlolgh choso tho n frlgorator with tho mirror In the front door of It Flatlelgh laughed. "Of course," exclaimed Mrs. Flat lelgh, bridling at onco, "a man has no lntorevt in saving his wtfo's Btops." "Steps, my" "nut possibly bo can appreciate the j advantage of her being able to got , r dlnnor half again as quick through not having to run to somo other part of tho house evoi time she wonders how her hair l looking, or her apron behind, or somotnlm." Ruck. VALUE OF COCOANUT PALM Tree's Many Uses Have Made It Al most Indispensable in tho Tropics. Thoro Is nbiolutcly no part of tho cocoanut palm which Is without Us uses. Tho trco grows nil through tho tropics, but It Is tho untlves of tho Philippines and other Islands In tho Pacific who most largely depend upon it. First, tho nut Is a valuable aiel al most completo food, and the liquid which tho shell contains Is a refresh ing drink. From tho husk Is mado ropes, sails, netting, and the familiar cocoanut matting. Tho leaves are used for thatching nnd mako tho best and lightest roors in existence. The leaf ribs aro formed into brooms or else aro used for fuel, whllo tho ashes mixed with tho oil crushed from tho nut form nn excellent soap. Tho shells form cups and goblets. Tho trunk makes excellent pillars for liouso bulldttigs, bolng both strong and light, while cut Into sections, nnd with tho pith hollowed out, It form tubs, casks nnd water pipes. From tho roots Is mado n red dy6, and tho green crftwn, or central bud, whon crushed, gives a liquor called tubn, delicious to iAo-- JUSTICE CULLER'S DAUGHTER A BRIDE. v r 1 i ' lint Hi a ,y ? i ss j. tup X V rr 'M,1 '- J. I . Dr. Robort French Mason Is now In tho north on his honoymoou trip with his brldo, who was MIbh Fnnnlo Loulso Fuller, youngest daughtor of Chief Justice Fuller, of tho supremo court of tho United htates drink and which when fermented makes flrst-clnsa vinegar. Cool Courage. Washington rnlled tho attontlon of his follow patriots nnd dovotcd little hand to tho Ico Hint lay thick all about In tho Dolawaro. "Ho not n f raid of paradoxes, my men," ho said, with tho (lro of deter mination In his eye "What though wo go to freozo out thoso Hessians by most Bummary methods T" And so saying ho crossed tho rhef Into history. Daltlmoro American. Illustrating the Point. "I know what reciprocity Is, pop." "Suppose you tell mo, then, son." "When tho doctor goes to soo sick peoplo, ho pays them visits, don't ho?" "Yes." "And then the visits pay the doctor, don't thty?" Helping Him On. "Now, for my part," said Mr. Tim mid, tentatively, "I wouldn't dare think of marrying" "Why not?" eagorly Interrupted Miss Ann Teck. "RecauEO I haven't any money." "Rut," sho Buggostod, holpfully, "couldn't you get somobedy to lond you a Ilttlo?" Seasonable Garment. A frock coat Ib proper for a wed ding, but a cutaway Ib more appro priate for a dlvorco suit. THE SEA SERPENT APPEARS TO THE SCIENTIST Tales Handed Down of Wonderful Creatare Mounter Kt-itxitly Swn by Well-Known Naturalists Legs of the Sea-Snake. Verily tho pcrvorslty of mankind pasBoth all understanding! And if thore bo any who would challenge tho Justice of this aphorism, lot him rollcct for a moment on thu fact that wu talk of tho Phoenix ns If It were rcnl, and of the sea-orpont as though It were n purely mythical beast 1 Rut the sea serpent Is probably himself to blamo for this, Inasmuch ns ho Is Indiscreet enough to show himself from time to tlmo to those who go dowu to tho sea In ships. Hence, an with othor distinguished mortals, everybody who has occasion to cross tho ocean burns for nn opportunity to boast nn ac quaintance with this distinguished i dwellor In the deeps Naturally, "lund lubbers," out of I plquo anil Jealous) , belittle tho expert-' enecs of thoso who profess to have seen this monster, and yot llol Hut, ns a rule. In their efforts to crush, thoy have to use weapons obtained at , secondhand, weapons borrowed from other ocean travelers who nssuro us, on their own expeilenco, that tho sea serpent Is a creature va,lnly Imagined, a figment of tho brnln, n tiling born of nftor dinner orgies; It may oven have a scinblnnco of reality, but whon nnalyzcd It proves to bo nothing moro than a school of porpoises playing at "follow-my-loniler." a gigantic cuttle flshvnlnly waving Its long nrms In nn endeavor to escnpo the grip of somo hungry whalo' On occnslotiB, Indeed, tho sea serpent has turned out to bo I nothing moro Interesting than a Moat ing spar decorated with a tauglo of ' soa-weedl A vast amount hns boon written about Uio sca-sorpont, but of all tho than there appiared it huge eel-ltko neck, some six feet lung, nnd ns thick as a man's thigh, mid this neck win surmounted by a great turtle-llko head with largo eyes, now borne high above tho sen, whkh was quite calm. It was dark colored above and silvery whlto bolow. After n few moments tho head and lleck were slowly lowered, and when level with the water wore vio lently' InHhed from side to side, churn ing up the sea Into a great sheet of foam, niuPthen It nnlshed. Adverse vvluds caused the ship to beat about bo that at midnight thoy were only 20 mill's from the sreno of the morning. This Is noteworthy, becnuso when Mr, Mroll ramo on deck after breakfnstone of the officers ramo up nail reported that durtnft the night ho saw a strnngo ronimotloii In the water. At first he thought It was a rock "awash," but a most careful examina tion showed that It was a beast of noruo Kind, traveling faster than the ship, which wns then mnkltig only about eight and a half knotn The of fleer J'h j'.led tho deck" nnd tho look out mail, and thus got witnesses to this weird phenomenon. Though the sen was! calm, nnd there was n bright moon, nothing satisfactory could bn mado oat owing to the wash" which tho creature wns making, but In Its tuoeineni8 It resembled a submarino 1 traveling just bolow the snifaco Seriously wo can no longer legnul j tho "si a serpent" as a in tit. Thero ' enn bo no question but that tho ocean harbors some Beeiet whleh wo hnvo not yet penetrated. It seems unlikely that this evaslvo creature should bo a descendunt of tho old Pleslosaurs MHMMHVMMKJWanMHMMHMaa.MMaVAfatfMMi a nnaii ki'.iliici: Nicac Ari'iAKi:D, stories that have bocn told, it is Bad . to reflect that thoso of clorgymen ' surpass In wlldness of elaboration oven the jams Invented with Intent to deceive." At loast, ho says Mr i Frank llullin and ho ought to know! Ono or two of tho moie serious ac counts aro worth repeating No long er ago than 1E91, one Peter .SVlson, a qunrteriniiHter, and theiefore "an honorablo innu," baw from the deck of thu Rotoinnhana a beast with tho head of an eel und litis ten feel long rise 30 feet out of tho water. R was dark above, and whlto below. Ho gave a long account of this strange beast, yot, so far, thoso whom ho Intended to contort only reply thnt It was "very llko a whalo" In short, thnt ho saw nothing moro than a whalo "breach ing." Capt. McQuhao, of II. M, S. Daedalus, nnd his officers, In 1818 created n great sensation In Ruglaud by a sea-so- ent story which nt tho time was discredited by tho lato Prof. Sir Rich ard Owen. Rut time brings its re venues, for It inny turn out that tho professor was wrong Ilrlelly, ho re ported having seen an enormous sor pont with head and shoulders somo four foot out of tho wnter, and somo 60 foet of its body on the surface. It jiansod rapidly bo close to tho ship that a man's features at the samo dis tance could easily have bocn distin guished. It had no fins, but something llko seaweed washed about Its back. Now within tho last fow weeks tho honor of tho captain and his officers, or rather, their credit as observers, has boon singularly vindicated, for at tho last meeting of tho London Zoo logical society Mr. K. R. Mcado Waldo and Mr. M. J. Nlcoll described a crea ture soon by them from the deck of tho carl of Crawford's yacht, tho Val halla, which bears a remarkable re semblance to that seen from tho paodaluB, These two gentlemen, ac companied Lord Crawford as natural ists during his usual winter crulso. Doth are well-known naturalists, and one Is a member of tho council of tho Zoological society The story thoy unfolded to a breathlessly excited as sembly of the Fellows Is briefly tills: When off Vara on December 7, 1905, at ton a. in., thoy woro standing on tho deck of tho yacht, when their atton tlon was caught by n curious sall-llko objoct of Mmo four feet long and two feet high waving from sldo to sldo in the water. No sooner hnd they turned their glasses on to this strango object . which became extinct millions of ' years ago, though the reseuiblanco to thoso monsters Is striking. Moro 1 probably it will prove to ho some bl.arre form of leptlle Rut the re- semblance between the descriptions given by thetio gentlemen and that given by tho oIIUcih of the Daedalus agrees too close!) to he passed l) and furthermore, belli agiee with the description of a similar eientuie seen off Tonqulu Nome four years since it 1 Is possible that It may even prove to bo n ''Hoipfiit." For It Is well known , thnt tho laud snakes once possessed j limbs, nnd Home glgnntle forms of Hen I snake may 'jell hnvo preserved Kb limbs, though now tiaiisforiued Into paddles, llko thoso of tho turtle and whalo W. P. PYCRAFT. CAN WALK UNDER WATER. Oencsco, N. Y., Man Olves Two Start ing Exhibitions with Inven tion of His Own, Rochester, N. Y A submarine con trlvunee which permits a person to walk uudor water him been Invontod by R. P. I.awton, of aeneseo Already ho has given two demonstrations of its power. Onco ho remained under wntor for an hour, tho other tlmo for 45 minutes, l.awton'8 experiments woro mado at Silver lake. Clad In a bathing suit, ho walkod out toward tho center of tho lako, holding aloft a fish pole, to tho top of which was attachod a flag. Ho had remarked to some bo)H on shore that ho was going for a walk in tho lako. When tho (lag was about 40 feot from tho shoro It suddenly dls nppoarod bolow tho water Tho boys waited for Lawtou to rcuppoar, und whon ho did not do so thoy gavo the alarm Luwton reappeared soon nftor wards, and explained his ability to walk undor wator. Tho crowd was skoptlcal, so Lawtou climbed into his bathing suit again and gave another exhibition. Ho stayed under water this time for 45 minutes Ho will allow no ono to see his con trlvanco. Ho says It is of tho sim plest kind, and weighs little more than a pound. Genteel Poverty. If one's incomo Is limited the gen eral nil la that one must live and dlo In a Wak hat. Ladles' Field. Styles for The Juveniles M Tho smart coat of tho season Is ,tho "d sorgo coat, trimmed with olthcr )rass or pearl buttons nnd with col or and cuffs of hunter's gteorrr It nnkes a decidedly cheerful spot in iho summer landscape. Daintiness Is evor nttractlvo In tho imall girl's got up, and tho separate ash collar for the cheerful coat la j I pretty touch; It may be of Inee, or, setter, of embroidered llnon. Somo prefer tho heavy linen with button Soled scallops; somo nmlhors delight jo linger over lino hand ombroldory with Insets of lace nnd laco frills. Linen nnd eambtlc frocks made In tlmplo stjlu should be Included in alias's wardrobe, for theso frocks nro VjOi modish and practical Kven ihakl, which Is popular for tho small buys, Is used for girls dressos, tho A younger girl, perhaps 13 yesrs H old, wore on embroidered pink cam- H brlc. Hor light jellow tresses dono H up on top of hor head, It being such H a warm evening, she presented a H quaint grown-up nppcarancc. ' Her H liodlco wns cut V shape back and H front, the pink embroidery edges H showing prettll) against fnlr neck H 1 and at dimpled elbow She wore no H '"ornaments" whatever, not evon the H bends dear to the nvcrnge girl's heart, H nnd looked ns fresh and simple an a H The gulmpe's the thing for tho H child's dress, tho easily soiled )Kr- H tlons can be removed and wnshed H land while one set Is In tho tub nn- H .other be worn The rolling collar of B the day Is pnrtlculaily becoming to B our youthful fi lends and inny be worn HHl with n bow or tie Somo oting la- HHl : ,. 4111.. - ft' I DAINTY DUUSHKH. H kind mado stialght and very slmplo For tho henvior frocks a washablo braid Is tho approved trimming. Much hundwork Is seen on girls' clothing nowada)H, them being biicIi n rovlval of ombmldcry and tho liner kinds of uucdlowork Buttonholed scallops are prett) and net hard to , do after one has got Into the swing of tho thing Nothing hettei thnn tho haud-mnde tub hats has been Intro duced In children's millinery for n long time, and the mob caps aie mil- , vorwnlly becoming They Hhadn the face well, nre easll) kept clean , Tho iduiiiI Dutch neck and elbow ' ileovo Is tho order of tho day Tor misses' summer dresses. Last even ing we noticed a pretty glillsh form robed In u white froek, n short mi Irlmmed sklit, n full bodice with mod , rfitly high neck, the sleeves Just to Iho elbow The girdle was of How sred blue ribbon In palest tones, leovo garleis of lhe( sntni'; It was 4 charming cost nine for a girl of sweet sixteen on a HUinmor evening lo ho jtiro on tho conventional order of sweot simplicity, but this conventional typo Is not to be scorned dies appreciate the value of tho Him- pie gold fastening pin: llko many of us, extremely tired or tho ornate and gladly going In for simplicity. A good, solid, gold safely pin of fair slzo Is t'he sort to choose. HBl The child of today is u picturesque HJ figure. Tako tho wen toddler in her straight frock nnd puffs for sleeves. Or her elder sister, attained to tho dignity or bell nnd skirted dress nnd rolling collar and Hopping lint And HJ the still older Bister, with uent bodice and pirated skirt, squaro nock nnd HJ short sleeves, hat trimmed with a At least a line or two for tho neg HH leeted b(i)H. Let un spenk of their M negllgie shirts, very llko father's, HJ with soft tucked bosom und tlo match- Ing the shirt material. Thu favorite HJ mateilals aro pongee, tundras' n-id HH wash silk On very hot days tho HJ smaller boys may wear their sailor H i waists with dickey dlscardod, nnd H thrust baie feet into cool sandals that H ' aro simply soles strapped nn. Thoro H are wash IiiiIh for Btnnll lndn too, H land these nro nice nnd cool; and caps H ' or M Fashions of Midsummer " H Tho best dressed woman one sees ' sow Is the one that presents the cool est and freshest appearance rather j than tho ono nrrnjed in gnrgeousneHS and elaboration And Just now It ; seems iheie are a goodly number of woll dress -d women Let us speak Df a row costumes that lately eame to our notice Here )s a delectable mo a eo.it suit or biitrhei blue linen The shirt waist Is or white Irish lawn, line and sxqulslte, It Is delicately hand em broidered, worn with a netklle of psilo blue velvet tasselled with black anil while sill, The Panama hat Is AN ICVl.NINCJ DH1JHH. ouclrclod with u scurf of palo bluu cropo do chlno, fringed with black and white, nnd has a bunch of glowing tod chorrles to tho front. Tho wholo is cool and crisp and colorful. Cambric Is u favorite material, and ns It laundors so woll has much to recommend It. Thoplnk cambrics are very protty as seem all tho pinks this yoar and tho hats of mldsum mor aro most nttractlvo with thorn. And whllo speaking of tho charm of tho summer frocks, let us not forget that petticoats, which, too, como In for display, are not to bo negletted. Ono Is very tired of choap trimmings, thereforo with the more zest calls attention to a petticoat of dotted mus lin made up with a tucked rulflo and no lace; the ruilla attached by a wide beading through which Is run a col ored ribbon tylnif In bow nnd long loops, i A lovely gown of ovster-whlto mus lin was made In picturesque stylo with jjH a llchu crosed at tho bosom. The M liVgh girdle wns of palo bluo liberty H satin, tho picture lint was adorned M with white feathers. A moro costly H gown was of blush-rose India muilln M iiiade up over softest white silk. This H nbMi had a llchu draping tho shoulders, H I I he llchu ami hem of tho dross hor M dered with Hue thread lace. Tho pic M tine hat was wreathed In plumes of' H 'a iie sliiule Mimewlint deeper than M thu row ii. Still another frock calls M for descilptlon, a cohuehby musltn In M a delicate pouch color, with Insertions M nnd llminies of crcniny old'lnco. Soft 4 peaih colored rib is shone on J sleeves and bodice, there 'Mis a high M girdle of pencil coloied suedo with M dull silver art notiveau butioim adorn M Ing the same. Tho lint wits of smoke M giity. with plume or the same ruler. M From the above It will be seen M Ihere Is a liking for lovely soft com- M hlnatloiia, but we must mention that M there Is nUu a liking for the use In M liillllueiy of big, brllllaiitly-eolored M cherries. This form of dimming Is rslber heavy and cumbersome, but H I xlves a striking effect Tho picture M , scarf Is affeciHil by tall "picture" H i vvoiixtii, and Utile shoulder capes are H surely advancing In favor. Sumo M I women have InUen to shawls, but H 'these lire very (oiirageoiiH H i:lli:n os.mondic. H Strictly Ethlcnl. H A capital story la being told of a H ' K C now much In the publlo eye. H He once look up a hrluf for nothing 'H and won the rase The grateful rll IH ent. however, sent a mhIii order for H 15 shillings which tho K C nccept- M I ed, through fear of Hiving offense M j by sending It back. At the bar mess ! ono of the barrlateis Jocularly ac IflH cusod him of unpiofesHlonal conduct Eu In uiteptlng less than gold "rtinmo PtVI 1 me," replied tho K. C , "but I took nil VjU the poor beggar had I consider thnt M la not unprofessional " Innlon Dally, H Teet" and ''Trilbies." Hs A good story la told of ltttlo Km Princess Mary of Wales. It was sold M that one of tier mints, wishing to tent! H her knowledge when she wns begin- H nlng to talk lluontly, iKilnted to her H foet, and asked what she called them.' H I "Veu I has shoes on vey la feet," wns H 'tho answer "Veu vey Ik bare vev la B I Trilbies." H I alsii Millionaire The dealer-flold Die this H ' old muster" very cheap, j Friend Ileeauso he knew you, I sup iM j Millionaire Cad, nat DecauBs ho H , Jldu't. Jtulgo 4 H