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A BIRD OF PEACE.
NON-COMBUSTIBLE CAR IN NEW YORL ANON-COMBUSTIBL.B trolley, car made of pressed steel, in successful operation on Broadway, ! New York, is said to be the first of its kind. It is modeled; very closely on the lines of the double truck wooden car. There. is no wood used in the; construction of this car, except a portion of the,, window sash, roof and .floor matting strips, \u25a0 and these have -been thoroughly treated with nre-pro6fiing. T compound, which makes them non-combustible. . The picture ' is from; the Street Railway Journal. - FIRST STEEL. CAR USED ON STREET RAILWAY. LOVE IN THE. ARCTIC REGIONS . Neither Secretary Taft nor Secretary Shaw has yet screened himTelf in to keep off the Presidential mosquito.— Birmingham News. \u25a0 — — — » — — • '\u25a0 One theory is that the boilers on the gunboat Bennington were in spected by a national bank examiner.— Kansas City Times. . If France changes its New Year to March 21, Parisians •will have an opportunity to swear off twice in one year.— Washington Star. * It was also a satisfaction to note that our accomplished President was able to talk to his diplomatic guests in any language that seemed convenient to them. — Washington Times. Secretary Shaw will be unable to take a rest. What time he can spare from chasing his Presidential boom is spent in trying to outrun those rumors of his resignation.' — Washington Post. • If the Agricultural. Department made the weather there would doubt less be grafters to hold up the farmers until they secured a satisfactory price for good weather. — Elmira Gazette. THE PRESS OF THE NATION. exacerbating me, one .whose genius you 6ho v 1 d : have ap proached with men tal discalceation.- So, I tell you. with out supervacaneous words,' nothing, will rende r ; lgnoscible your conduct to me. I warn you that I would vellicate your nose if I thought that any moral'diar throsis thereby, could be - performed— lf I thought I should not lmplgnorate my , re putation. :'. Go, tachy-~ graphic scrogle.band with your 2 class " ln quinate ;f antors; dr aw objectations from the 'thought,' If you can) of/: having synchronlcally ' / lost the - existimation \u25a0 of the greatest . ; poet since Milton.'^ .'And t yet all these words -.are; 1 - to ' be found iri -the diction ary .--Chicago Jour: The number of obsolete words that are to be found in Webster's, Dictionary is considerably larger than people have any idea of. The following letter, written by an alleged poet to an editor who had treated his poetry with derision, fur nishes some idea of them. \u25a0 •'.. "Sir: You have . behaved like an im petlginous 6crogle! Like those who, en vious of any moral celsitude, carry their unglcity to the height of creating ,sym posically the -fecund words which my pollymathic . genius uses _wlth \ überty to abligate the tongues of the weetless! Sir, you have crassly parodied my own pet words as though they were trangrams. \u25a0 ; I will not coascervate reproaches--I,; will oduce a veil over the | atramehatal In gratitude which has chamfered even my indiscerptible heart. I am silent on the focillation which my coadjuvancy must have given you when I offered to be come your fantor and ' adminicle. I will not speak of the ,lippltude, the oblepsy, you have < shown in * t .-• " : : ';'.;.\u25a0 A VOCABULARY TEST. WHEN it was necessary to call the attention of the country to the need and the possibilities of irrigation in the arid and semi arid regions, it was done by the meeting of the first irrigation congress in Salt Lake City. That body stuck to its text., It con sidered only irrigation and subjects naturally impinged upon it. It was composed largely of practical irrigators, who had no axes to grind. From that beginning the organization continued until its ob ject was accomplished in the passage of the Federal irrigation law and the protection of the irrigable part of the public domain for the uses of that vast experiment. Since then the. utility of the congress is questionable. Its name has been plagiarized by a private organization, which is little less than a graft, and its discussions have strayed far afield from irrigation. During its present meeting in Portland the members have said that this and the last meeting at El Paso have been fizzles. This means that the natural cause which made the congress necessary no longer exists. Its work is accomplished and it lingers superfluous on the stage. Interesting papers upon the various branches of irrigation have been read at Portland to audiences of twenty-five delegates, while the rest of the twelve hundred members have been entirely inattentive. Unless some real utility can be found for it, it is better that the congress shall cease, rather than continue as the instrument of purposes entirely foreign to that for which it was created. Irrigation is no longer to be promoted by mass meeting, nor by the oratory of non-irrigatprs. It has become a dreadfully practical matter, worked out by the man and shovel, by the side ditches and checks, over the growing crops on land that once. was desert. This man with his hip boots and shovel is watching flowing water and gopher holes, and sumps and breaks in the ditch, and is not in Port land listening to orations. He knows more about irrigation than the finest spellbinder, arid is applying his knowledge. • THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS. npHE changes of the situation at Kittery Navy Yard are so sud- I den and acute that no one may say certainly that the issue will 1 he war or peace. The Japanese envoys are now, as in the begin ning, calm and inscrutable. They have indulged in no yam demon stration nor idle talk, but have abided by their first position in all important details, except in the modification suggested by President Roosevelt. The President has retained control of the situation to a remarkable degree, and has labored manfully to hold the envoys to gether-while he exhausts all of the possibilities. But it is said, and with a strong show of truth, that another is covertly playing against him, and that other is the Kaiser. The German is not doing this openly, but covertly. The Presi dent has toiled in the open as far as Japan and Russia are concerned. The Kaiser has played his part secretly with one party alone, the Czar. We had occasion to say recently in connection with Germany's entrance upon the question of the status of Morocco that that em pire has ulterior motives that require a Continental disturbance and shifting of alliances. Peace just now between Russia and Japan will mean the strengthening of the disposition of the world toward an amiable solution of international issues. War anywhere, war for wliatever cause, War regardless of results, seems to be the idea of ihe Kaiser respecting German interests. So it may be true, that in iheir interview on the Gulf of Finland the Czar was stiffened by the Kaiser and his obdurate attitude is accounted for by the assurance of German sympathy. Germany stands to win in the event of further war. Russia has been financed by France. Not only does France hold her public se curities to a vast amount, but has extended to her enormous commer ciaPcredits. Peace would make these claims good. War to a finan cial breakdown would impair or destroy them, to the vast injury of France. Talk is cheap, but the fact is that it is a permanent feature in German policy to weaken France and keep her subordinated as a Continental power. So we have the Kaiser playing Russia's hand against the President. In the beginning it was announced from Russian official sources that if peace negotiations were broken off Russia would make it plain to the world that Japan was responsible. This, it was said, would deprive Japan of the sympathy she had en joyed in the Western world, but the President has spoiled this pro gramme. The accommodation, the yielding, the willingness to make the path easy for the other party, the concessions, have all been by Japan. That Russia feels keenly her failure to put her. enemy in fault is shown by the .veiled criticism of President Roosevelt. His word goes among the nations. He believes in facts as they are. He sees through the Russian attempt to put Japan in the attitude of sumg for peace. Like the rest of the world, he knows that Japan is the victor, and the world knows that her terms to the vanquished are moderate and reasonable. Russia is no stranger to a war indemnity.- She exacted it twice from Turkey. The Kaiser took it to the last possible centime from France. To deny Japan the fruits of her victory in a war that was forced upon her for self-defense is to trifle with the world. There are reasons of course why Russia finds it desirable to fight on. With these De Witte, the reformer, is probably not in sym pathy. The Grand Arm}- of Russia, the selected legions that took part in the stated military reviews, is exhausted. Further war de pends upon conscripts. These come from the classes in Russia that disturb the autocracy. What if they have to be kicked and clubbed: into box cars for transportation to slaughter in Asia! Russia can spare them and Japan is doing her a favor by killing them. - What if their families at home perish wretchedly by famine! That is one way to get rid of people who follow a grievance into revolution against the autocracy. It has been the hard task of President Roosevelt. to find in the Czar motives that arise in a genuine interest in humanity, in a genuine regard for his people. The President is not one to give up in the face even of weighty opposition. If the Kaiser could reach the Czar so can he. He intends that if negotiations fail the blame shall not be misplaced and that it shall not rest upon him. Russia has failed to place it upon Japan. If the mighty action at arms ready for demon stration on the plains of Northern Manchuria and Korea shall soon take place, the hosts of Oyama, Kuroki and Nogi will have the sympathy of the lovers of fair play and honest diplomacy. But the bearded warriors of Linevitch, the conscripts forced from their homes, will have also the sympathy and the pity from the world which are denied them by their master. Mrs. Laura Dainty- Pelham,. an en thusiastic champion o;C woman, listened to what the professor had to say and remarked: "I cannot aigree with Profes sor Starr's views on tßis subject. While it is traditional with* us .that we get the best guidance from our mothers, I believe the result is better where the direction of children is equally divided between ; the father and the •* mother. There are influences . a mother can exert over a child which the father cannot, and In turn ; there are influ ences which the fathjer can. bring, to bear which, the mothsr does not pos sess. I think an 'all-i'pother' child or an 'all-father' child .is in some thing." ;S's>Mi ;;v--:-r;V^;; ;v --:-r;V^; Professor Starr used the words "bar barism" and "barbarity" In a scientific sense. He did not intend, according to those who heard him talk, to convey the idea that the animal instinct or the impulse of brutality Is stronger In woman than in man, but simply that the personality, intellect and force of the man, broadly speaking, have a more powerful, uplifting and developing in fluence than the same attributes of woman. "I was brought up by my mother, but if I had been brought up by my father I would not have been 60 bar barous." ; Professor Starr cited himself as a liv ing example to demonstrate the, truth of .what he said. Thfjre was a buzz of interest and a smiled that" narrowly missed being audible.\when".the;profes sor reached this point. The students thought there " mightT be no room "for argument, unless it was to call atten tion to the logical fallacy of, arguing from an individual case to a general conclusion. \u25a0\u25a0 \^'O;>-I'.^ \~-: When man alone Wields an influence over the child, he says, ttie ( 'result is more in the ; directioi) of refinement of character an'dthe development of man hood. '; Defending cannibalism, he says it is all right to eat a healthy companion to save oneself from starvation. JHe draws the line, however, on killing the companion for that purpose. He thinks the support of foreign missions is a waste of money, becfiuse. much of the funds contribnted therefor are injudi ciously spent, or not spent at all. Remembering these theories of Pro fessor Starr, Chicago was not greatly surprised when he said that woman's guidance of the young tends to-pro mote barbarism. DEFENDS CANNIBALISM. Two or three months ago he intro duced what the students -were pleased to call the "Mexican dope party." The weed marihuana, which is alleged to produce strange visions and feelings not cata logued in; the books on physiology, was passed around among willing subjects. It was Professor Starr who' brought the Alnus from their native islands to -the St. Louis Fair, after leaning their language and habits. He studied them carefully and then announced Ithat the heathen races are in', many -.respects superior to the civilized people. \u25a0'. The American peoplii, he declares; are gradually taking on the characteristics of the Indian. Professor; Starr has exam ined thousands of whites and found that their cheek bones were becoming higher and their hair was becoming straighter and blacker. .^i'i&'Vr *'&'\u25a0?\u25a0 - ' Professor Starr disappears from the haunts of the white man -every little while and spends his time among Indian tribes, into several of jwhich he has been initiated. ; > i College students love Professor Starr for his eccentricities.: He is one of the interesting figures on the campus. Pedes trians who meet the professor must take cere of themselves. He assumes that part of the, sidewalk is his to walk upon and that those going in the opposite di rection intrude on hts domain at their own risk. women are responsible for more barbarism in the world than are men, he added another to his unique collection of theories. Professor Starr is taken to task periodically bp preachers,' scientists, a.nd especially by women; but he goes his way convinced that he is right in his views on human impulses and foibles." Professor. Starr, is a bachelor. "-. Accord ing to his own statement he never has been in love, and never expects to be. With .complacency he declares ;he does not understand the* divine passion.'^ ••\u25a0•He. does, however, believeUn congeniality of souls, and not long ago devised a "matri monial party" to demonstrate some!theo ries regarding the attraction 'which one person has for another. He gathered to gether his students and promised to pick out their affinities from, the crowd.' The idea of a public mating of students' did not appeal to some conservative members of the university,, faculty, and much of the professor's demonstration was carried out in private, to the amusement and embarrassment of the students enlisted. WHEN Professor Frederick Starr, ; of the University of Chicago, declared to his class in anthropology that TEACHERSTARR OF CHIGAGO MAN OF SENSATIONS THESAN FRANCISCO GALL JOHN D. SPRECKELS .Proprietor ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO , • JOHN 3ICXAUGHT. . . . :...... .". • Manager rl-BLICATIOy OFFICE THIRD AND MARKET STREETS. BAN FRANCISCO FRIDAY .- .- .AUGUST 25, 1905 THE SMART SET OCCIDENTAL ACCIDENTALS Sally Sharp A. J. Waterhouse ' \u25a0 ffi HEY is some," said Uncle ; Bijah, T V "that insists that heaven's "r . found . On the other, side, the river when the mists lias rolled away, An* that lucky, ones that git there '11 mos\ ; ' likely set around Onthelovel^i marble benches, with the : harps Uhev'll love ter play; Frit I ain't so fond of music but 1 reckon I wouJd git "\u25a0;'. Som« tired of playin' anthems, an*. I skurcely feel a doubt That the blessed" ones In heaven whom my music chanced to hit Would prob'ly heave some painful sighs s an' frequently move out. . My heaven won't be music or Atrleast 1 reckon so,' . But^ff another fellers is . - I guess he'll have a show. "There's ; Ezry Bills," said Uncle 81. ."he says-he think? he'll be -As happy as the other saints In makln' ; j flats on' sharps, • '- \ But VI reely* don't believe it. unless he \u25a0 •' ; seems ter, see A chance fer makin* chattel loans -upon the golden harps: An' Silas Sorgrum says he feels that hap ' • piness he'll know ; While tinkle-tankle-tinklin* in the coun l try. of the blest, ~ But I'm; pretty middlin' certain that it . . never will be so Unless} they give .to him a harp some bigger than the rest. I: may be some mistaken, but To me it's, plainly showed -. . That in that 'ternal reapin'-we Will reap the crop we sowed. "There's Sister Bellus" says she knows she'll dearly love that speer. An' : f eelin' that 1 the heavenly door Is t ..-.' gainst the sinful shet, But.'knowin' Sister Bellus, unto me it's ." -mlddlin' clear. That she won't be very happy 'less the . . ransomed are her 'set.* . An* so It goes clear down the line, or' so it . seems ter me: We are talkin' of the heaven that the prophets used ter sing, An* we're yellin* halleluyer! fer the . glories that we'll see. When all the time we're buildln* fer a different, nort o*. thing. Per'aps I am mistaken some," Said Uncle 81, "and yit 1 reckon that I'm buildin' Fer exactly what I'll git." WHAT THE PHILOSOPHER ERASED. mHIS is what the philosopher wrote on A his tablet, and then he rubbed out the words: Talk universal peace, and believe in it, regardless of what men may say. The world always has termed its prophets cranks— but mankind advances. If you have' a better than average brain, do "not take pride unto yourself therefor. You did not make the brain. Rejoice that you and Folly have walked together. If you never had done so you would not have known how to avoid the path that she treads. As the wise man said, know thyself— but pray without ceasing that nobody else may. Judge not by beginnings. Man is born the mo9t helpless of fools, yet he becomes thetwisest of all terrestrial creatures. Thus did the philosopher write. But he erased the words, for he said to him self, "Those who know these things do not need them, and * those who do not krow never will pay any heed to them." "Mrs. Billets says that her Bobbie is for all the world precisely like his father." "Tnat must please her." "It does. I was talking with Bobble's teacher the ; other day, and she told me that Bobbie was a regular young mut tonhead." "Evidently Mrs. Billets is right." "How did you come out after the races. Bportleigh?" "Like most of the rest. I noticed." "How, was that?" ; "Walked out." HOW HE WALKED. HE received a tip on a favorite horse. So he went to the races, and rode in a hack. Oh, the rest of this tale is bitter or ;v ; worse; He rode to the races, but walked back! He went for an evening at the club, - And the line he trod was straight, I - ' wis,. , . . > '" ... But when. he returned, and there's the rub, \u25a0\u25a0 way he ** muc h >^ » YOU look at a peacock. Ephraim. and you are delighted by its beauty; you hear it "sing," and you are not so delighted — the ardor of your : admiration Is dampened., That .is the way it Is with some of us human be ings, my boy. We look fairly well; our clothing fits us; we are quite pre sentable; ;bus Just as; we are congrat ulating ourselves on these facts some one of our actions does Its singing for us and there we , are! The peacock is betrayed" and its song is not admir able. If ; you don't believe me look about you a. little. In Trinity's little chapel the wedding of Miss Ednah Robinson and Charles Sedgwlck Aiken was celebrated yesterday. The bride and groom approached th<» altar- together, and in the presence of only the Immediate families, the scrip tural words were spoken by Rev. Hulme. There were no attendants and th« bride wore her going away gown of cafe au lait cloth with hat to match. • The chancel, adorned In strings of smilax, bore out the note of simplicity which marked the event. Mr. and "Mrs. Alken left soon after for Del Monte and will be at home after November 1 on Chestnut street. Pre ceding . the Alken-Roblnson nuptials was a breakfast "at the Bohemian Club, and it seems that the intent secretive was carried further than merely to the general public. \> A wedding in Portland took pla<« last Tuesday, the principals being BUsa Irene Burton of Los Angeles and Wil liam C. Aiken, a brother of yesterdays benedict. ; Upon their arrival in this city they were greatly surprised to find thai Charles S. Aiken was also about to enter upon matrimony and that the motif of the breakfast was of double intent — complimentary to the recent wedding and a precursor of the wed ding so soon to follow. It Is needless to say that this wa9 indeed a festal board, the air ringing with messages and wishes congratu latory. Probably the wittiest of recent im promptu verse was heard In these lines of Charles K. Field, a guest of the breakfast, and called "The Aiken Epi demic": Let others sing With vibrant strin* Or eacb world-famed infection. Bubonic plague Is but a. vasrue And slmp.'e predilection — For record-br«ttking wave systemio Behold the , Alken eoidemic! New Orleans knows the fever throes \u25a0 But they are only yellow. Each Aiken shows couleur de roa», Becoming to the fellow! Such" tceiitle procertles alchemic Lie In the Alken epidemic! They long have been in quarantine Avoldln* all exposure — But now they meet the microbe sweet. And sudden comes disclosure. Even I've no heart to launch polemic Against .this charming epidemic. 'Twas an occasion of much happiness and mirth, those freely entering into th<?> spirit of the hour being Mr. and Mrs. William C. Alken, Misa Helen Rob inson, Miss Florence C. Alken. Mrs. Linda H. Bryan, Mrs. Mabel Howe. John McNaught. C. Preston Robinson, Charles K. Field and Mr. and Mr 3. Charles Sedgwlck Aiken. • • • Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morrow were at home on Tuesday evening, receiving a large number of guests. The affair was given In honor of Mr. and Mrs.. Hol brook Blinn. although Mr. Bllnn was obliged to leave for New York sooner than he intended and Mrs. Bllnn bade many adieus, for her Eastern departure lies In the near future. The evening was devoted to music and conversation mainly, with a very enlivening pantomime by Mr. Belknap. whose artistic cleverness in that line of achievement is arousing much en thusiasm. Miss Ruth Powers sang three dainty numbers, accompanying herself with a finished skill that might be envied by the professional. Mr. Loom is, the composer, graciously added to the . programme, giving w. characteristic Intonation of tne In dian's melody. ' "" « Two readings, delightfully accepta ble, though in strong* contrast, wera given respectively by John McNaught and Clarence Mark Smith, the former a poetic morsel, the latter strong in humor. With song and piano by Alfred Cogs well and Ther.rior Salmon, the even ing was rounded and adleU3 belated. • • • Mrs. Lehman Blum announces the en gagement of her daughter. Mabel, to Mejer Blum of Germantown. Colusa County. The bride has a wtde connec tion among wt-11 -known families of this city and is a graduate of the University of California, having completed ..the course with the class of 1904. Mr. Blum is a prosperous and well known business man of Colusa County. • • • Mrs. Alfred Hunter Voorhies an nounces that the first assembly will take place on November 3. and before many days there will be a scurrying back to town tc prepare for -all thes-* lively affairs. , • • ' .* * Mrs. Inez Shorb" White's Friday Night* Dancing Club will give four dances during the winter. Beginning in November, each month following will bear a date for this" happy assemblage. This Is good news, and the coterie of merry-makers are already preparing for a brilliant season. \u25a0.~\>\u25a0 \u25a0 . - \u25a0 • The annual charity ball given for thn Hospital of. Confederate Soldiers will take place this year on October 8. This Is furthered each year by tn»? Aloert .Sidney Johnston Chapter, rfc which Mrs. A. H., Voorhies is president, and Is arranged to take place during the national convention of the Daugh ters of the Confederacy In this city. Joseph D. Reddins Is departing again for tho East, ami the uncertainty of his return is arousing many regrets. • - • • • '. . Mrs. Walter Scott left on Wednesday for ..the East, taking her two llttla daughters. They* will =be ..away soreo months in Baltimore as guests of Mr. Scott's relatives. Mrs. Eleanor Martin left yesterday for Los Angeles. Accompanying ' werg Mrs. J. Downey Harvey. Miss Aniti Harvey and Miss Genevieve VLstrv»y. Their stay is not defined, and proba ; bly several weeks will ensue before thi3 happy party retraces its steps. ,; Many attractions will be forthcom ing; and for the; two brlsht maids ther» will be much feting and merriment. A FEW DEFINITIONS. NOT according to the dictionaries, but _as .confirmed, by popular .'usage. . Trust 'magnate— One whom the most of us' loathe, abhor, condemn and— would like to be. „ JuBtice-r-Sbmething that will be neither bribed, bought nor "owned— by a poor man. Love— A painful tickling sensation felt only in' the presence of a person of the opposite sex. It frequently ter ...'. \u25a0•'"•.- - . ' minatcs in marriage Remorse — The . feel ing ;that is noticed the morning after. , ' The Y prodigal's re turn^-For fun; par ticulars address ; all letters :of inquiry to George D. CqlHhs. ' " ~. Honorable perquis ites-That w h 1 c h falls w, - n we shake Graft-The. fruit that falls when the other, fellow shakes the ? tree. Noble . financier— Mr. Lawson's well known modesty pre vents the publication of v , his name In this connection. J • Frenzied financier —All -multimillion aires, except Thomas W. Lawson. Man— The guesser who never gives It up. — or . very shortly thereafter. Woman— The great conundrum. ANSWERS TO QUERIES. NAME OF A STREET— S. S. H. B. C. City. The proper way to spell the nam© of the street asked about Is Kearny. INVESTMENTS— A. O. S.. Geyserville. Cal. The purpose of the Department of Answers to Queries 13 to answer, ques tions of general Interest, not to advise people how to invest their money. NAVY : YARD— E. D. T.. and others. Tracy " and elsewhere. . The naval of ficer, in command of the navy yard at Mare Island Is Captain F. J. Tracy, U. S.N.\ For the Pretty 51 aid* "'And what Is your fortune, my pret ty maid?* "•Milk Chocolate Creams, kind sir. she said." * '~ - .r ' - , .Only at Haas' Candy Stores, Phelan building and James Flood building. • Townsend'a California Gla.ce Fruits, In artistic fire-etched boxes. New store novr I open. 767 Market street. •-•*"\u25a0 Special infornuuion supplied daily to business houses and public men by ths Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 30 Cali fornia street. Telephone Mai* 1041. • THE- SAN FRANCISCO; CALI^-FRIDAY; iAUGUST 25, 1005. PEACE? His Wife Says She Doesn't Care How Many Men Kiss Her Husband. CONDUGTOR THERIEN TELLS ABOUT THAT OSCULATORY ACT OF THE RUSSIAN ENVOY. AT last the information. is given to the world at large! The conductor "who was manhandled by M. de Witte has consented to enlighten a pal pitating public as to how it feels to undergo the osculations of a Rus sian plenipotentiary, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. Oh, joy! . Says Mr. Therieri, the maltreated railroader, who himself is a European, a dapper little Frenchman: "I did not know what to do for a moment. The situation embarrassed me. I have been among Americans so long that I have almost; forgotten European customs. When I realized, however, the sincerity with which the salutation hadbeen given by the Russian nobleman I felt greatly hon ored. You see, It all happened. this way: fp'l \u25a0:'."\u25a0 " ".i \u25a0 "When we stopped at Back Bay M. de. Witte did hot follow the other members of the party to the elevator, but strode oft in the direction of the en gine. When he reached the cab he motioned to Engineer J. E. Magoun and put out his hand for a handshake. <-\u25a0\u25a0;,** "Magoun leaned out of his cab and the two men shook hands. The fire man was honored the same way. • . /';> "As il. de Witte turned to Join his party I touched him on the elbow to direct him to the elevator, and spoke to him in French. It was then that he threw open his arms, and, .with a nearty embrace, kissed me on the cheek." Conductor Therein is very popular on the Newport line. He has a wife, who says she does not care how many men kiss her husband. .RAILROAD MEN HONORED BY M.'IDE WITTK. —NEW YORK PRESS. 8