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THE TREATY WITH PANAMA
S\ltont Points of the Agreement Between the New
South American Republic and the United States.
The New York Sun publish** the full text of the treaty between the
lisited State* and the republic of Panama for the construction, mainten
ance. operation, sanitation and protection of a shV canal across the isthmus
•A Panama, and the use. occupation, and control in perpetuity of a zone
n land through which the canal will be dug.
The treaty was signed at Washington on Nov. 1% by Secretary of
State Hay for the United States and Minister Bunau Varllla for the repub
lic of Panama
The text of the treaty has been h*-ld secret by the government and only
brtef unofficial summaries have been published. The salient features are
B't follow S .
ARTICLE I.—The United States guar
antees and will maintain the inde
pendence cf the republic of Panama.
Grants to the United States.
ARTICLE ll.—The republic of Pana
in a grants to the United States in
perpetuity the use. occupation and
control of the zone of land and land
under water for the construction,
maintenance, operation, sanitation
and protection of said canal of the
width of ten miles, extending to the
distance of five miles on each side
ol the center line of the route of
the canal to be constructed, the
said zone beginning in the Carib
bean sea. three marine miles from
the mean low water mark and ex
leading to and across tbe wtbroui
of .Panama Into tbe Pacific ocean
to a distance of three marine miles
from mean low water mark, with
the proviso that the cities of Pana
ma. Coion. and tbe harbors adja
cent to said cities, wnicb are In
cluded within the boundaries of
the rone above described, shall not
lie included within this grant The
republic of Panama further grants
to the United States In perpetuity
the use, occupation and control of
any other lands and waters outside
of tbe zone above described which
may t»e necessary and convenient
for the construction, maintenance,
operation, sanitation and protection
of the said canal, or of any auxil
iary canals or other works neces
sary and convenient for the con
strur'lon, maintenance, operation
saaitat'.oa and protection of the said
enterprise. The republic or Panama
further grants to the United States
in perpetuity the use. occupation
and control of all islands within the
limits of tbe zone above described,
and in addition thereto, the group of
small inlands in the bay of Panama
named Perico. Naos, Cuiebra and
Flamence.
Surrender of All Sovereignty.
AItTICI.K 111. —Tbe republic of Pana
ma grants to the United States all
the rights power and authority
within the zone mentioned and des
cribed in article 2 of this agreement
and within the limits of alt auxiliary
lauds and waters mentioned and
described in said article 2, which !
the United States would possess as '
If It were the sovereign of the ter
ritory within which said lands and j
waters are located to the entire ex- 1
elusion of the exercise by the repub- ;
lie of Panama of any such sovereign
Tights, power and authority.
Rights to the Waterways.
AItTICI.K IV.- As rights subsidiary
to the above grants the republic of
Panama grants in perpetuity to the
United States the right to use the
rivers, streams, lakes anil other bod
ies of water within Its limits for
navigation the supply of water or
water power or other purpose* so
far as the use of said rivers, streams,
lakes and bodies of water, and the
waters thereof may be necessary
and convenient for the construction,
maintenance, operation, saniiatlon
and protection of tbe said canal.
Monopoly in Transportation.
ARTICLE V.—The republic of Pana
ma grants to the United States in
l*er|»etiiity a monopoly for the con
struction. maintenance and opera
tion of any system of communica
tion l»y means of canal or railroad
across its territory between the Car
ibbean sea and the Pacific ocean.
Private Property Rights Defined.
ARTICLE Vl.—Tbe grants herein con
tainer! shall In no manner Invalidate
the titles or rights of private land
holders or owners of private prop
erty in the said zone, nor shall they
Interfere with the right of way over
the public roads passing through
the said zone or over any of the
said lands or waters, unless said
rights of way or private rights shall
conflict with the rights herein grant
ed to the United States, in which
case the rights of the United States
shall be superior. All damages
caused to the owner of private lands
or private property of any kind by
reason of the grants contained In
this treaty shall be appraised and
settled by a Joint commission ap
pointed by the government of the
United States and of the republic
of Panama, whose decisions as to
such damage shall be final, and
whose awards as to such damages
shall be paid solely by the United
States. No part of the work on
said canal or any auxiliary works
Priest Objects to Improvements.
Rev. J. B. Curry of St. James' Cath- j
olic church. New York. Is coming in
for a good deal of unfavorable notice
because of bis protest against tearing
down what is called "the long block "
in Hamilton. Cherry. Catharine and
Market streets. The tenement co.n
miHsion has emphatically condemned
the block In question as a nursery of
all manner of diseases, especially con
sumption. Fresh air and sunlight are
practically Impossible in most of the
rooms, but the priest has rather vi
ciously attacked those who are en
deavoring to reform these condition.-*.
Duchess Runs Skating Rink.
The Duchess of Bedford is the pro
prietor of a skating rluk in London,
which Is one of the most fashionable
afternoon haunts In the English me
tropolis. The ducheas herself is in
dally attendance and an enthusiastic
skater.
The Awful Cost of War.
During the last century war caused
tho death of over 30.000.000 of civil
Ired men.
shall be prevented, delayed or im
peded by or pending such proceed
ings to ascertain such damages.
Provisions for Sanitary Work.
ARTICLE VII —Tbe republic c Pan
ama grants to the United States
within the limits of the cities of
Panama and Colon and their adja
cent harbors within the territory
adjacent thereto right of .eminent
domain over lands or other proper
ties necessary to complete the work.
The right Is also granted to con
struct public works, including sani
tary provisions, in those cities, and
levy taxes to pay for them.
"Futures" Taken Care Of.
ARTICLE VIII —The republic of Pan
arna grants to the United States all
the rights which it has or hereafter
may acquire to the new Panama
canal company and the Panama
railroad company as a result of the
transfer of sovereignty from the re
public of Colombia to the republic
of Panama over the isthmus of Pan
ama. and authorizes tbe new Pan
ama Canal company to sell its rights
to the Cnited States, as well as tbe
Panama railroad.
Surrender of All Customs.
ARTICLE IX.—The republic of Pan
ama declares free for all time tbe
ports at either entrance of tne canal.
Including Pans ma and Colon, and
the waters thereof, in such manner
that there shall not be collected by
the government of Panama custom
tolls, tonnage of any description,
that being left to the United States.
The ports leading to the canal, In
cluding Panama and Colon, also
shall be free to the commerce of
the world, and no duties or taxes
shall lx* imposed except upon mer
chandise destined to be introduced
for the consumption of the rest or
the republic* of Panama and upon
vessels touching at the ports of
Panama and Colon, and which do
not cross the canal. The govern
ment of Panama may, however, es
tablish in them such custom houses
and guards as may be deemed nec
essary to collect duties on importa
tions Into the republic of Panama
and to prevent contraband trade. No
taxes are to be levied on anything
brought in to use on the canal. Pro
vision Is made for the extradition
of criminals, free entry of all work
men for tbe canal and their families,
and the use of all ports as haven
for United States ships.
Neutral in Perpetuity.
ARTICLE XVl.—The canal, when con
structed and entrance thereto, shall
be neutral in perpetuity.
As to Conflicting Treaties.
ARTICLE XVII.—If by virtue of any
existing treaty between the republic
of Panama and *any third power
there may be any privilege or con
cessions relative to an interoceanic
means of communication which
especially favors such third power,
and which in any of it 3 terms may
be incompatible with the terms of
the present convention, the repub
lic of Panama agrees to cancel or
mo<Hfy such treaty in due form, for
which purpose it shall give to the
fcaid third power the requisite noti
fication within the term of four
months from the date of the present
convention, and in case the existing
treaty contains no clause permitting
its modification or annulment, the
republic of Panama agrees to pro
cure Its modification or annulment
PALATIAL ABODE FOR FORMER
HEAD OF GREAT CORPORATION
A Palace for a Steel Trust Millionaire: Mr. Schwab's New House in New
York.
Has Feud with the Sultan.
The former Turkish consul general
at Rotterdam. All Nourl Bey. who was
dismissed and condemned to 101 years’
imprisonment because of his connec
tion with the satiric journal Daoul, is
trying to get even with the sultan by
1 ringing out a book entitled “Abdul
Hamid in Caricature.” He is a born
Swed** and spent some years in Tur
key. where he married a princess,
llairie Ben Aiatl. the daughter of a
Tunisian pasha. She Is one of the
leaders in the movement for the emin
cl *ation of Turkish women.
When Golf Was Taken Seriously.
On Sept. 9. 1637, Francis Broune.
son of John Broune, wabster In Banff,
was convicted by the borrow or Justice
court of the burg of breaking into the
buithe of Patrick Shand and stealing
therefrom "sume go Iff ballis," and the
judges “nrdalnlt the said Francis to
presentlle tacken and careit to the
gallowshill of this burghe and hanglt
on the gallows thereof to the death,
whereof William Wat. dempster of
the said assyls. galve domms.” —9t.
James' Jazette.
in such form that there shall not
exist any conflict with the stipula
i tions of the present convection.
Claims «rd Previous Debts.
ARTICLE XIX All claims or debts
| ante-dating this treaty are aasumej
I by Panama
Wyese Contract P r ovidsd For.
ARTICLE XX.—The republic of Pana
ma renounces and grants to the
United States tbe participation to
which it might have beea entitled
in the future earnings of tbe canal
of the concessionary contract with
Lucien N. B. Wycse. now owned by
the Panama Canal company, or aris
ing under or relating to the conces
sions to the Panama railroad com
pany or any extension or modifica
tion thereof.
Plans for Protection.
ARTICLE XXL—If it should become
necessary at any time to employ
armed forces for the safety or pro
tection of the canal, or of the ships
that make use of the same, or the
railway, and other works, the
United State* shall have the right
at all times and in its discretion to
use its police and its land and naval
forces, or to establish fortifications
-for these purposes.
Payment by United States.
ARTICLE XXII —As the* price or com
pensation for the right to tbe zone
granted in this <x»nrention by the
republic of Panama to the United
States, the government of the
United States agrees to pay to the
republic of Panama the sum of $lO.-
000,000 in gold coin of the United
Stares on the exchange of the ratifi
cations of this convention, and also
an annual payment during the life
of this convention of $250,000 in like
gold coin, beginning nine years
after the date aforesaid. The pro
visions of this article shall be in
addition to all other, benefits as
sured to the republic cn Panama un
'der this convention. But no delay
or difference of opinion under this
article or any other provisions of
this treaty shall affect or Interrupt
the full operation and effect of this
convention in ail other respects.
Rights to Be Preserved.
ARTICLE XXIIL—No change either
in the government or in the laws
and treaties of the republic of Pana
ma shall without the consent of the
United States afreet any right of the
United States under the present con
vention.
Coaling Stations Provided For.
ARTICLE XXIV —Provides for coaling
stations for the United States.
Joint Commission Plans.
ARTICLE XXV.—Defines the Joint
concession referred to. It is to be
composed of two appointees of the
president of the United States and
two of the president of the repub
lic of Panama. These are to decide
all disputes, and if unable to do so
the two governments are to appoint
an umpire.
Long German Titles.
The paMUHty of the Germans for
long titles Is famous, as also the fact
that local etiquette demands that the
humblest functionary shall be ad
dressed by title 03 well as name. In
the “official news” published in the
Munchener Allgemine Zeitung the
resignation of a postofflee servant with
the following stupendous rank is an
nounced: “The - With • the-Title-and-
Ranl. -of a-Royal-Upper-Engineer-En
dowed-Upper • Post - Inspector-of-the-
Department - of-Royal-Posta-and-Telo
graphs Karl Gottfried Minis."
Veteran Massachusetts Jurist
B. W. Harris. Judge of probate’ for
Plymouth county. Massachusetts, has
just reached 80 years of age. He Is
still In the harness and bids fair to
! continue in active life years longer.
' He was a classmate at iiarvard of
Senator Hoar, served in congress from
1872 to 1882. when John D. Long suc
ceeded him. He was made probate
judge in 1887. Judge Harris' son.
Robert O. Harris, was appointed to the
ftUl >erior court bench by Gov. Crane.
Will Run Foot Race at 92.
.....
Francis King. 92 years old, slightly
I deaf and with failing sight, walked
Into Ithaca. N. Y., from his home In
| Danhv. nine miles away. and. through
a local paper, challenges any man of
his age to run a foot race of five
rods' distance. The challenge la un
derstood to be directed specially at
Joseph Snyder, who lives in Varna,
five miles from Ithaca. “Uncle Joe,’*
who Is 93 years old. prides himself
on being the most sprightly nonogena
rlnn "in all York state."
A Unique Introduction.
Representative James Kennedy of
Youngstown. 0.. has been taking lib
erties with his boyhood friend. Repre
sentative Hogg of Colorado. Desiring
to Introduce Mr. Hogg to Representa
tive Hedge of lowa, Kennedy led his
friend around to the lowan’s desk.
"Hedge-Hogg.” was his laconic cxcla
| mat lon as the two met.
Sacramento Fruit Shipments.
Sacramento expects to ship tc, the
East this season 192.000.000 pounds, or
8,000 carloads of green fruits.
PLANS DRAWN FOR CLUBHOUSE
FOR NEW YORK WORKINGMEN
The Workingmen's Education and •
Home association is to erect in New
York a clubhouse for workingmen of
the United State* The plans call for
the expenditure of $200,000. Tbe
structure, which will be fireproof,
will be five stories high and will con
tain a library, class, lecture and ball
rjomi and a stage for entertain
WOMAN WHO LOVES DANGER.
Annie Peck of Boston Familiar With
Mountains and Craters.
Annie Peck of Boston, who devotes
herself to climbing mountains, the
more difficult the better, returns from
South America to say that she did
not get to the top of Mount Sorata.
in Bolivia, the highest peak of the
Andes. She and Prof Tight of the
University of California waited for
three weeks for good weather, and
finally gave it up But she did go
up Mount El Miste In Peru. 15.200
feet above sea level, and. moreover,
she went down the crater. 500 feet
below, and only Prof. Bailey besides
(the director of Arequipa observatory)
knows anything about the interior.
PENSION FOR SENATOR QUAY.
Pennsylvania Statesman to Benefit
Under Proposed Measure.
Senator Quay will be eligible for a
pension of $75 a month If a bill which
Senator Penrose has introduced be
comes a law This bill makes pen
sionable at the rate named all veter
ans of the civil war, 60 years old or
over, who have received the medal
awarded by congress for conspicuous
gallantry or other specially meritori
ous service in the field. To receive
this pension, however, the wearers of
the of honor must give up what
ever other pension they may be now
receiving. Senator Quay received the
medal of honor several years ago and
does not draw any pension.
CHARGED WITH GIVING BRIBE.
Jacob fisher
Postmaster at Hastings, Neb., In
dicted on the rharge of paying money
to United States Senator Dietrich for
bis office.
Aristocrat Studying at Harvard.
Louis De Mores entered the fresh
man class in the Sheffield scientific
school. Yale university, this fall and
has become popular with his class
mates. It is now learned that he is
the Duke De Vallambrosa and Mar
quis De Mores, son of the marquis
who became noted In the West twenty
years ago through his fight against
the beef trust. The former marquis
was murdered in 1896. while leading
a French expedition in the Soudan.
Toe young man will inherit an Im
mense fortune, but lives in a modest
apartment eats at the university
commons and leads a quiet and sim
ple life. #
Prof. Norton Is 76.
Prof. Charles Eliot Norton of Har
vard was 76 years old last week.
There was no formal observance of
the event. A few intimate friends
called upon him to offer their con
gratulations. several of the Harvard
faculty being present. A few remem
brances were received. Prof. Norton
is one of the few Americans of his
age who lives in the house in which
he was born.
Italian Lawyer to Practice Here.
Count Solone Di Campbell, presi
dent of II Clrcolo Italiano. of which
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe Is honorary
president, has been admitted to the
bar or Boston. Since he came to that
city Count DI Campbello has done
mnch excellent work In a sociological
way In behalf of Italian residents of
this city. Before he came to America
he practiced in his native land as a
member of the bar of Rome.
Forty.five Years a Teacher.
Miss Dorothea Beale. LL. D.. has
Just completed forty-five years at the
head of Cheltenham college for girls
In England.
ments. Tuere also will be cafe and
billiard rooms and special apartments
for the use of women members. There
will be courses of lectures and studies
for members, and debates will be
held regularly. The site of the build
ing is in East Eighty-fourth street,
near Third avenue, in the center of a
residence district.
HAS HAD BUSY LIFE.
Remarkable Career of Goverior-elect
of Maryland.
Edwin Warfield, governor-elect of
Maryland, has worked at a great va
' riety of professions and occupations.
In the course of his busy career Mr.
Warfield has been farmer's boy. clerk
in country store, rural school-teacher,
registrar of wills of Howard county,
lawyer, country editor, business man
ager of old Baltimore Day. state sen
ator. surveyor of the Port of Balti
more. chief owner of the Daily Law-
Record of Baltimore, organizer and
general manager of the Fidelity and
Deposit company of Maryland, presi
dent of the Sons of the American Rev
olution and president of the American
Historical society.
BUYS ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S CANE
New Yorker Obtains Relic of the Fa
mous War President.
A walking stick, which, until tht
death of Abraham Lincoln, was his
cherished possession and constant
companion. was
sold at public auc
tion in New York
last week. From
$25. the first bid.
the price advanced
to $145. and it was d
told for that sum*
.o H. H. Wilbert
of 52 Broadway, an
ardent admirer of
the great presi
dent.
The cane, which
is 'onger than the
ordinary ones on
account of Mr. Lin
coln's great height.
Is black, with a
i buckhorn handle.
The wood is stud
ded with fourteen
knots, each having
a top of silver, up
on which one let
ter of Lincoln’s
name is engraved,
so that the whole
series of letters
from handle to fer
rule spells “Abra
ham Lincoln.”
A metal band
Joins the handle to
the stick, and this
bears an inscrip
tion showing that
the cane was pre
sented to the pres
ident by his "Old
Chum. S. Strong.”
In 1860. On the
handle is another
plate which shows
that the stick was
given to the late
Frank B. Carpen
ter. the artist, and
personal friend of
Lincoln, by Mrs.
Lincoln.
In 1891 Carpen
ter was penniless
and pledged the
stick to his cousin.
Fannie Mathewson,
in return for a loan of SSOO. About
two years ago the artist died. He
had not redeemed the pledge. Fannie
Mathewson. through her attorneys,
authorized the sale. The price re
ceived is considered exceedingly small
as $1,500 would have been aaked for
the cane in a private sale.
A Woman’s Reasoning.
Mrs. Lillie Devereux Blake, the no
ted woman suffragist, is convinced
that Mayor-elect McClellan "will do
his best to give New York a good"
government.” She arrives at this con
clusion by a process of reasoning
which is perhaps feminine. “I remem
ber his mother. Nellie Marcy,” says
Mrs. Blake, "as a much admired and
beautiful girl, and feel sure that her
son will do well in his new place."
Will Test Rights of Women.
Miss Vera Goldstein of Victoria is
about to test the right of women to
sit in the Australian parliament by
offering herself as a candidate. She
is remembered in this country as the
Australian delegate to the woman's
suffrage convention in Washington by
tne Criminological society of Victoria
to inquire into our regulations regard
| ing Juvenile criminals and neglected
children.
Crowd to Hear Dr. Henson.
Rev. P. S. Henson, the new pastor
of Tremont Temple. Boston, had a
congregation numbering 4.000 %t his
opening service.
WHY WHISTLE ?
Why do we whistle? Some of us do
not. because we cannot —though most
of us think we are warblers of divine
melody. The really artistic whistler,
he who knows when the occasion is
ripe for him to purse his lips and give
his safety valve free vent, is not the
tooter of things frightful and heart
rending. Ever strike you that the in
nocent (?> whistle is capable of ren
dering something profane? Ever real
ize that the mild little whistle could
cuss up and down the gamut of «ouud
in a manner profoundly blasphemous?
It can, it can!
If you doubt it watch your churchly
friend pounding a nail —thumbnail.
Meant to hit the other nail. He pops
the afflicted member in his mouth,
rolls nis eyes toward the horizon and
does a redowa, polka, and two-step
all in one movement. Then he whis
tles. Most men would emit cusswords,
but not he; at the same time he is
profane, wretchedly profane. He be
gins with a soft sound like the cooing
of doves—but the refrain ends in a
screech of poignant agony that lifts
your hair. He is whistling swear
words, and that's all there is to It.
Old men cater to the tunes of other
days and are sorry and mournful per
formers with the lip flute. They carol
the song of childhood with an aban
don that makes the hearer wish for a
paradise in some forest solitude where
*ound is not. Young men warble
through the strains wrenched from
the popular operas with freedom and
disgraceful want of music, so disgrace
ful that the patient mule sauntering
along the towpatb wants to go away
and deliver up the goods, mortality,
and quit his Job then and there. In
there are few good whistlers; too
Couldn't Fool This Boy.
on Grand street there is a little
shop where they deal In surgical in
struments and things like that, says
the New York Press. In a closet they
keep a long-jointed skeleton. The
skeleton is nicely mounted and con
nected with an electric battery in such
away that by touching a button it
dances and gesticulates in a furious
manner.
One of the salesmen in the place is
so thin that dogs follow him on the
street. This salesman sold a nice bill
of goods to a doctor up town. The
doctor was in a hurry and sent his
boy after the instruments. The boy
entered the store and asked for the
salesman. He was busy and the office
boy asked the doctor's boy to sit down.
The two lads got to talking and pretty
soon fell to bragging.
"Guess you never seen ’em cut a
feller's leg off." said the doctor's boy.
"Dat's nothin': I seed er chap killed
plumb dead on der trolley on der
Bowery onct," retorted the store boy.
“I bet yer never walked through a
graveyard at night," remarked the doc
tor's boy.
Then a horrible thought came to the
«tore boy.
Africander the Turf King.
With the racing season of 1903 on
the running turf at a close, so far as
the leading stables are concerned, the
good cold Africander stands out as
the bright particular star of the year
as a money getter, with a little more
than $70,000 as his winnings. This is
a remarkable showing for a 3-year-old
and has seldom been surpassed, al
though it is by no means a record.
Africander's winnings place him
high up in the list of American 3-year
olds. and entitle his sire. Star Ruby,
to second place in the list of Ameri
can sires for the year. By their vic
tories in the Brooklyn and Suburban
handicaps he and Irish Lad excel the
3-year-olds of all previous years, being
the first to win these events, and un
d*r weight never before carried by 3-
ytfcr-olds In these races. As showing
the great uncertainty of the racing
game it may be said that as a 2-vear
old Africander was a very ordinary
colt and gave no indication that the
following season would find him the
best coit in the United States.
In the all-agod division Waterboy
leads, with between $40,000 and $50.-
000 to his owner’s credit. Among the
The Very Smart Young Wan.
"Eureky!" said young I^atherhoad.
And he thought this thought, did he:
• Just wait till I start out, and then
I'll let these fogies see
That they're too slow for to-day. yon
know':
They cannot strike Its gait.
I'll teach 'em how to capture fame
And fortune while you wait.
And he smiled a smile as he thought a
while.
And he laid him out a plan
To win more gold than a bank could
hold.
Did the very smart young man.
••My sire's a good old soul.'' said he.
••But oh! It would drlv- m e mad
To save and slave from here to the
" grave. ~ .
As has my poor old dad.
And after I’ve b«ien gone a while
•Twill be a Joy profound
To come and show folks how I 11 sow
My stack of- wealth around."
And he saw. did he. glad things to be.
When hia course began.
And he paused to get a cigarette.
Did the very smart young man.
SKETCH OF JOHN STUART MILL
Philosopher of a Nervous and Irritable
Disposition.
Describing hi* impressions of John
Stuart Mill Sir Leslie Stephen says:
"I heard him speak in the house of
commons. Instead of an impassive
philosopher I saw a slight, frail figure,
trembling with nervous irritability.
He poured out a series of perfectly
formed sentences with an extraordi
nary rapidity, suggestive of learning
by heart, but when he lost the thread
of his discourse closed his eyes for
two or three minutes till, after re
gaining his composure, he could again
take up his parable. Although his
bad. too.
Whistling expands the lungs, re
rives the flow of stagnated blood, and
drives away the blues —that is. som»-
times. As generally practiced, it ere
ates a desire to commit murder, use *
sandbag for overt purposes better
guessed at than printed.
It was easy for the average tooter
•o sail through Pinafore, and he could
too. because it was dead easy. There
are no more Pinafores, but the boiler
plate whistler Is still with us day and
night.
Once while I was vainly woolr.g
sleep I heard a songbird under m>
window. The breezes of the Florida
coast came lo my ears along with the
sighing of palms; the tender note of
the whippoorwill and the entrancing
melody of the mocking bird greeted
me and lulled me to dreams of rap
.„re; the prattling of little children
at play came with the sobs of surf
caroling through the zephyrs of night
I listened to the songs of unmeasur
able delight as they poured from the
lips of a really artistic whistler. I
rose, went to the window, and saw—
a sable ashman dump a can Into his
wagon.
I found him the next morning and
asked him to come and pour his me!
ody into my phonograph. His dark
visage split across the center, and he
said inocently:
"I seldom whlssles. boss. 1 on'y duz
it when I don't knows it."
I have not heard a true artist since
The best and greatest I ever did hear
the ashman, seldom whistles but
when he does he puts the song birds
out of business. Then, why whistle?—
Horace Seymour Keller in Philadel
phia Ledger.
"Dat's nothin'.” said he. “We’ve got
somethin' worse dan dat here. Did yer
ever see der devil?”
"Naw,” said the doctor’s boy.
"Wat's he look like?”
"Looks like der devil.” said the
store boy. "Come here.” and he led
the way to the closet with the skele
ton. "He looks Jes' like dis,” and he
threw open the door and touched the
button, setting the arms and legs of
the skeleton going in all directions.
With a howl of terror the doctor's
boy darted out into the street. He ran
half a block away and there he stood
looking back, his eyes popping out of
his head. Just then the thin sales
man entered the store and learned
that his customer's boy had been there Jij
for the goods. After considerable
questioning the boy in the store con
fessed what had happened. The
salesman went to the door and saw
the doctor's boy standing on the other
side of the street.
“Come over here, boy.” cried the
salesman. "It's all right.”
The boy took one look at him. saw
how cadaverous he was, and yelled
back :
"No.*yer don't! I know yer. even
if yer has got yer clothes on!”
2-year-olds Hamburg Belle, winner of
the Futurity, captured the largest
amount, about $45,000. These figures
are nowhere near the limits of former
years. When Mr. Keene's Domino was
two years old his winnings reached
the enormous total of $186,000, which
is the American record, and one which
has rarely ever been surpassed since
racing began. In order to do this
Domino had to go through the season
with a single defeat, and was fortun
ately in condition to start for all the
rich stakes in which he was engaged.
Another surprise of the year is to
be found in the fact that Ben Strome
leads all sires in winnings of his get
with $99,000 to his credit. Heretofore
the Ben Stromes were regarded as
very speedy, but were regarded In
many quarters as lacking in the higher
racing qualities. His record this year,
therefore, will do much to revise these
opinions.
From the standpoint of high-class
racing the season was a brilliant one.
with the western multi-millionaire, J.
B. Haggan. carrying ofT the honors.
His stable was stronger than ever be
fore. and bids fair to be still more
formidable in 1904.
And there came a day when he went
away.
This youth who would fortune win.
He had laid his scheme, twu.i a prvttjr
dream.
To. somehow, scoop It in.
And he told hUTpn and h** told his ma.
And he told the neighbors, too
,n “ glowin' style and a hamy smile.
Of the wondrous things he’d do
But the world turned round and the sun
went down
As they have since the world began.
»et the days that came brought wealth
nor fame
To the very smart young man.
,n a ragged coat one day he wrote
Then- words to his lovin' ma •
Dear £ ,ot , her: you plan some way
And fix it up with pa
To send me a ticket to bring me home—
(Somehow I've had no chance
To make a hit)—and. by the by
PI ease send a pair of pants."
And begged of him to plan
Some happy way three meals a day
To .ft* 1 f ? r J* , H ™ art young man.
Hank Spink. In Boston Herald.
oratory was defective he was clearly
speaking with intense feeling and was
exceedingly sensitive to the reception
of his audience. Some of his doc
trines 'were specially irritating to
the rows of stolid country gentlemen
who began by listening curiously to
so strange an animal as a philosopher
and discovered before long that the
animal’s hide could be pierced by
scornful laughter. To Mill they rep
resented crass stupidity and he be
came unable either to conceal hia
contempt or keep his temper.”
Money isn't the root of all evil.
What's the matter with a atray hog 1«
your garden?

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