THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 20,1897.
HORNETS STING THE DEAN.
AEST OP I'V.SECTS M1UU.Y DEVOl'RS
E311LY II U:TlGTO.. MILLER.
Head of Woman's Hull, .(ir(linilcru
luiicrsitj, huffi-rn Sovorcl Girl
Desert the Dormitory nnd
Refuse tu Return.
Emily Huntington Miller, dean of Wom
an's hall at Northwestern unlvcrsitv, Chi
cago, Is suffering from the slings of hor
nets, received Sunday morning while the
reception rooms of the hall were deserted.
"Jorpon, ' the janitor of the hill In w hlcli
Northwestern' bi-autj is suppo-ed to dwell,
is. aKo suffering from :n my siin.s about hi
liamls and face, and the entire lower Hour,
where the hornets lno tnkm up their
dwellirg, is now hold in .iwe l the coeds
The rooms in whiih ftin MilUr eiled
her poisonous injuries are possessed h a
colonj of hornets of tho most icious n i
ture. It Is a matter of wonder union;? the In
mite of the building why Dean Jliller was
oidained by falo to receive Hk full r
slaught of the thousand hornet, for In the
early morning a score of young women as
sembled in the reception room in prep (ra
tion for church. It Is past the hioii for
hornets and on this account It is thought
the insects were lying dormant In their nc-l
until "Jorgon" kindled an exception iliv hot
lire under the boilers, 'ihe net was near
on of the steam radlatois .mi! Ii.ni ti.i
woven In the rafters hick of the plaster
near the floor.
Dean Jliller drew a chair near the radii
tor just before noon ami took a vat in ir
one of the windows fronting on Orrlngton
aonue. Then she opened the valve of the
radl-itor and the steam began to -Izzle
through the pipe?. She had been seatid
for nearly twenty minutes, whin a hornet
flew, apparently from the window pine,
and alighted on tho hot radiator. The heat
angered the insect, and it net m ide a d irt
for Dean Miller's face and buried its pois
onous sting in her cheek She jumped to
her feel, but not in time to avert the rush
of the remainder of the swarm. The yel-low-bodied
IlKhUrs pound from a -mid
opening in the plaster near the window
casing and fastened themselves upon her.
each one taking occasion to cnt its Ire
by driIng Its sting Into the flesh.
"Jorgon" was in the basement at the
time. He heard Dean Miller's screams for
help, ard rushed to her assistance in time
to receive the fury of such of the hornets
as had not been -able to find a lodging
place on Mrs. Miller. He remained but a
moment, and then started down the hall,
with the angry' insects stretching out in
a. train behind him. In the race down the
hall "Jorgon" saw a blumbcr robe on a
couch, and remembering the precaution
jgainst burning clothing he wound the
blanket aliout his head and thus escaped
the pursuing insects.
Tho janitor remembered Dean Miller and
went to her assistance. He left tho hornets
In the hall, however, by opening a side door
and running around the building to the
front entrance. Mrs. Miller was almost
exhausted from her efforts to ward off
the hornets and from screaming, but "Jor
gon." regardless of the few remaining In
sects, threw the blanket ov er her head and
led her Into the open air.
MANIAC BESIEGES A SCHOOL
Threatened to Blow the PInce Up nnd
Threw Stone at the Building
A Cop Dragged. Hlni Off.
An insane man created a panic among
ithe school children of grammar school No.
74. in Sixty-third street, between Second
and Third avenues, New York. The man
e appeared in front of the school shortly be
fore 9 o'clock in the morning, and his
antics soon attracted the attention of the
children who were trooping to tho building.
1 The lunatic first sang a German song,
and breaking off. started to danco on the
sidewalk. This gathered a crowd of jeering
boys, and the stranger suddenly stopped
dancing and made a grab for one ot the
The crowd scattered, some of the young
er children running Into the Fchool and ln
I forming the teachers that a wild man was
l out In the street trying to 1.111 toe srholirs.
Moro of the boys ran to a safe distance
1 and shouted at the maniac, who dashed
' among them, but did not succeed in catch-
Ilng any of them.
A group of little girls dropped their books
and ran screaming into the school, Willi
their tormentor in -lo-e pursuit.
' The insane mans moou was variame.
I Laughing and singing one moment, be
would cry and get down on his knees and
i , pray the next. The teachers got as many
children Inside tl e school as they could.
and locked the street doors to prevent the
lunatic from entering. He marched up and
down the sidewalk in front of the building
sroutlrg that he would blow the school up.
Tho pupils inside the school were in such
a state of fright that they could not pro
ceed with their studies, and the teachers
were also considerably perturbed. AVhil
the maniac was bombarding tho windows
with stones they caused ono of the older
boys to slip out of a partly opened door
and run for a policeman.
Policeman Bandrau came up and seized
the maniac, who struggled to get awny.
He was committed to the Be!leue hospital
for examination as to his sanity.
MARRIED FOR PROPERTY.
Peculiar Circumstances Under Which
Lacy 'Ventbcrpoon Took a
From the Atlanta Constitution.
Lucy Weatherspoon. an ebony-hued nc
gress. was married to John Williams in
Justice Bloodworth's court yesterdav un
der very unusual circumstances. She went
to Hjmen'h altar to have her househo'd
effects. She succeeded, and Is now the
Eossessor of not only her property, but a
usband to help enjoy It.
In 1S33. while the wife of David Weath
erspoon. she took out a homestead on her
household property In his name. The hus
band coon died and no children were left
of the union This, according to the laws
of Georgia, made the homestead Invalid
and of no effect.
Sho went to board with a friend named
Carrie Willi.uns. Sho stajed at the houso
for some time, but neglected to pay rent.
Carrie took out a distress warrant for
her rent and a bailiff from Justice Foute's
court leled on all of Lucy's available
property, which left Lucy lerv sad.
She sought Mr. Frank Walker, an attor
ney, for a remedv. She told him she had a
homestead on tho propertv and did not
think It could be taken for her debts. She
was told that tho law did not protect her
since her husband had died, but that If
she would marry again she could hold her
property under the old homestead. She
saw the way was clear to regain her prop
erty Jf she was willing to take more be
sides. Shu consented, and yesterday se
cured a license, and was Immediately mar
ried to Williams. Williams said he was
happv. Lucv carried her household prop
erty to her home and was happy.
SOUGHT DEATH BY MORPHINE.
Clinrltnlile Mr. Motln, "Widow of Dom
Pedro's l'hjsfclnii. Deeply Hu
miliated by Arrest.
Mrs. Matilda Motta, widow of Francis
de Sonza Motta, physician of Dom Pedro,
of Brazil, during the empire, died In a
Beading, Pa., hospital of morphine poi
A fe-w days ago Mrs. Motta hid differ
ence! with her lindlailj. who had her ar
i cited, and Mrs. Motta was obllccd to
spend a few hours in jail She felt l.er
discraee kcenlv neither eating nor sleep
ing, and took morp'ilne. She was found
unconscious and never rallied.
Mrs. Motta was a native of Xcw York
She was married thirt-fie ears ago
! nd for twenty years lived In Braril Sue
spoke six languages nnd had traeled ex
tensively. After her husband's dcith she
crme back to her nathe citj. New York
nnd spent several years there, and then
concluded to throw nIde tho anltles of
the world and devote herself to doing good
For the past three xears she his devotei
1 crrclf to nursing as a work of chnrltv
Frequently she purchased the medicines
for the patients.
PICKPOCKET WAS A SCORCHER.
A "Wheel Left Standing In the Mroct
Enabled a. Crook to Escape
Henry Evans and David and Lawrence
Sullivan, arrested as pickpockets last week,
slipped their irons when being taken to
court and Evans dashed away down the
rcllroad. followed by the warden, firing
his revolver. None of the lie shots took
effect and Evans was soon out of sight.
Lawrence Sullivan was closely pursued
Toy seeral men who saw the escape, but
le got away on a blcvcle which ho. ran
across while speeding down a street, and
iron distanced all pursuers. The otlur
prisoner walked quietly nway In the gen
eral confusion, and all are still at large.
Tho men reaped a rich hardest during
the contention of the state llrerocn lat
v.eck. and when arrested a number of
watches, and a good, deli Ot mosey, were
found on tlicm, J- -"' ,
TWO TYPES 0F MILLIONAIRE.
Contrnxt lleturcn tin I.Uotj iind the
AVIlln of 5oolrt nml
From tho Detroit Fn e Pn.
Ogden fioelot parted with his fifty mil
lions in Niw Aork the other d y and went
the wa of all earth lie and his father
Ix-foro him owed tlulr great wealth to the
fiet that tlulr Knkkoiboekir ancestors
came into the possession of considerable
linil on the 1-1 "id of M inh itlan when It
wan of little due. and nil who came after
tl.e original owners, clung to It until the
enterprise and nctliitlis ot other nun in
extending the clt of New York had given
the holding a fabulous value.
The mil iiu mn nt of tho value of the
propertv with tho growth of the citv was
all tho Miict-slve- generations of Goelets
rnjuirisl to live in luvurv and ease, and it
w is little worrj the work of tho world
gave tin m Knowing nothing of the strug
gle for aniuirnmnl which Is ihe lot of mo-t
men ami niver slopping to think that he
was tnilibted to the cltv at 1 irge for any
portion of his great fortune, it was quite
natural that Ogdui Goelot should negleet
to provide for nnv eharitablc or eivic in
tirosl or enterprise in his will.
The estate was bequeathed to his widow
and two ehlldrin with the thought, no
doubt, that thev would be able to go
through life In the tnjovment ot the pleas
ures which great wealth can command and
be eompelled to bear no p irt in the serious
liu-lni-s of the world. Tho heritage makes
the Goelet ehildrtn two of the richest
voung people in the world, but time alone
will tell whether their immense fortune will
be the blessing their father intended it
should be. That the rich man's failure to
make an thank offering to society in re
turn for the opportunities afforded him for
the aceumulition of wealth was disappoint
ing to the public is very evident, und the
fact will be seized upon by the soci ilistlc
classes as confirmation of their arraignment
of the public policies under which such im
mense estates are piled up.
The late Mr. Goelet could not be called an
agreeable type of American millionaire, but
fortunately he was an exceptional tjpe.
More often it is the c ise th it men who have
acquired great fortunes have their own
genius, diligence and capacity to thank in
great measure for tneir material success,
and In most cases a generous portion of
their accumulations is devoted to the pub
lic good. Ot this more common and encour
aging tjpe was a prominent citizen of Vir
ginia. Major Lewis Gintcr, who pissed
away last week.
He. too. had amassed an" Immense for
tune; but he did it by participation in many
Industrial and commercial enterprises and
by applving his own hands and mind to the
business with which he was connected. Be
ing in the midst of the activities of life
and not concerned solely about his own
comfort nnd self-centered enjoment. he
appreciated the struggles and aspirations
of those about him, as well as what the
toll and genius and enterprise of other men
had contributed to his own material suc
cesses. When his will was admitted to probate it
was found that, besides munificent bestow
als upon a great circle of relatives and
friends, he had provided gcnerouslj for
twenty-seven religions and charitable Insti
tutions In the city of Richmond the home
of his adoption, which had alreadv profited
abundantlv through his public spirit, busi
ness capacity and philanthropic Impulses.
A comparison of the origin and disposition
of great fortunes In these two eases con
veys Its moral to all who have been blessed
far bejond their fellows with this world's
goods. It suggests also what it is that
gives large possessions their highest value.
TEACH HIST0RYFR0M A TREE.
London Musenm Has a Section of a
Trnnlc Over Kfve Hundred
At the natural history museum in
South Kensington there Is a section of
poll-hed Douglas pine large enough, saj,
to make a round table to seat a dozen
rersons. Instead of making It an objeet
lesson in botany, tho museum authorities
have ingeniously chosen it as a medium
for the teaching of history. The tree was
cut down in 1SS5, and as the age of a tree
can be inferred from the number of rings
which Its cross section discloses, this one
must have been 33S years old. In other
words. It was born In 13o2. and It lived
through the most interesting iart of nn
glish history from Edward III. to Victoria.
It is therefore a simple matter to mark
different rings with tlulr dates and the
names of the events that were happen
ing while they were being born. Tina is
what has been done from the center of
the tree In two directions, right away to
the bark. The markings, which are neatly
executed In white paint, reveal some in
teresting f icts. Thus, when this nine was
4 years old. the battle of I'oictiers was
fought. In 13J6: when it was 23 Edward III.
died. It was 119 when Pavton introduced
printing, and when Columbus dlscovcied
America It was 140 When Shaketpeaie
was born 212 rings had already made their
appearance; when Raleigh settled Virginia
210. Fifty vears later Sir Isaac Newton
was born. When the great lire of London
was raging this venerable specimen could
boast 114 rings, and M more w hen the bat
tle of Culloden was fought.
It had reached the remarkable age ot
421 when American Independence was de
clared, and the jet more remarkable age
of 483 when Queen Victoria ascended the
throne. And even then it had a long time
yet to live Evidently there Is something
to be "aid for the theory that the more we
vegetate the greater are our chances of
TAGGED FOR MINNEAPOLIS.
A Little Girl "Who Wn Ruined in I'lill
i ndelphla Sturt on n Long
A little girl, 7 years old, was placed
aboard a train bound for Minneapolis,
Minn., at Philadelphia tho other day.
Tied to a buttonhole of the red jacket
worn by the youthful traveler was a tag,
bearing these words:
"To go to
Mrs. Nana Cooper.
Accompanjlng tho child to the rallwav
statlon. where he bid her farewell, was a
man who said he did not care to have his
name in print, nnd who had for five vears
sustained the relation of foster father to
the child, and from whom the particulars
concerning her were gathered He said
the girl's father and mother are both trav
eling with sketch companies, and that the
mother has with her a younger child than
the girl who went awaj. The latter had
always gone by the name of Mamie Iluzbv,
although Cooper is her proper name lie
said that about five jears ago his wife had
obtained the girl, and that sinco that time
they had provided and cared for her as
one of their own He said that tho mother
wrote occasion.illy from places where she
was performing, nnd that a short time
ago she had sPnt for the girl.
He salil he supposed the mother's Inten
tion was to "double up" the two children
in a sketch on the stage Mamie Is bright
and vivacious, he said, and that the i art
ing with his wife was a sad one for the
latter. The little girl appeared to be un
conscious of that fact and onlv expectant
of tho journey before her. The foster
father said it was perhaps better that the
mother should claim tho girl now rather
than at some later time when the separ
ation would bo moro ellstres-ing.
NEW METHODIST DEPARTURE.
A Clmrcli CongrCNN to Meet in I'ltts-
Iiutk Acxt Month Open to
Methodists are to have a church con
gress. This is a new departure, and is
said to be the Idea of Bishop John II. Vin
cent, of Chautauqua. The object of the
congress Is to bring together the voung
people of the Methodist communion. These
jounc people are to be asked to give their
Lest ide is on the relation of Methodl-m to
the current social and intellectual condi
tions of the times, but aro not to touch
upon church polity.
No Methodist It Is open to Methodists
only is to be jcrmltted to belong to It un
less he or she for It Is for Methodists of
both sex-s has completed a college course
of study or h.is become a specialist in sci
entific, literary or professional lines. There
Ls intended to bo in these new. Methodist
congresses a large social element, to the
end that the young thinkers of Methodism
mav know each other personally.
The congress is to sit for live dajs. be
ginning November 21, anil to meet In Christ
Methodist church, Pittsburg. Bishop
Nlnde. who ls a member of Its executive
committee, says tho congnss will open a
aew era In American Methodism. The sec
retary of It Is Professor Charles M. Stuart,
of the Theological seminary, at Evanston,
11L, and other leaders In this new move
ment aro Professor Fletcher Durcll. of
Lawrenccvllle. N. J.: Professor J. R. Tay
lor, of Boston; Chancellor McDowell, of
Denver; Dr. H. K. Carroll, of New York:
Bishop FlUgerald. Bishop Vincent and
Rev. Dr. Dorchester, of Pittsburg. Among
the speakers to Inaugurate the first con
gress ls Rev. Dr. J. M. Buckley, of Pitts
COLLAPSES IN THE PULPIT.
rev. am. rot iireaics down uader
A LO.NU NEHI lrh VIHA1.V
Druiuutic Scene in Cnliforuln Avenue
ConKrejcntiontil Church, Cliicugo
Stricken While 'lelliiiK Au
dience Wife Mill Lives.
From the Chicago Chronicle.
Broken in health and with nerves over
wrought by long vigils at the bedside of
u i-lrk wife. Rev. Mr. D F. Fo, pastor ot
California Avenue Congregational church,
collapsed in ills pulpit Sunday morning.
In the picsenee of a congregition of uOO
persons the atlilcted clcrgymm raised liH
hands as a signal for silence and, in a voice
choked with emotion, attempted to tell his
auditors that his wife was still living. He
had uttered but a few words when he was
seen to hesitate, tremble and sink b u k
Into the chair. Foi seerai minutes he was
unable to speak, but at 1 ist realizing the
consternation that was written on tho facsa
of the worshljicrs, lie st iggered to his feit
nnd assured them that lie was all right.
He was then assisted home, and an early
recovery from the nervous prostration is
l'or live weeks Mrs. Tox has been suffer
ing fiom a severe attack of typhoid fever,
and even at the present time is not expect
ed to live. Rev. Mr. Fox. his wife and two
children spent tlnee months in Manitou,
Col. Ihey icturned to Chicago in Septem
ber, and Mrs Fo was soon after taken
ill For the lirst three vv eel's she was not
considered in dinger, but two weeks ago
the attending physician pronounced her
case serious. During the long illness Di.
Fox his kept watch at the bedside of his
wife, and even though' two trained nurses
are in constant attention, he insists on ad
ministering to the wants of the inv illil
Sunday Rev. Dr. Fox left the bedside ot
his wife and wont direetlv to his church
As he walked down the aisle his drawn and
haggard face attracted attention Mount
ing the rostrum. lie shook hands with Dr.
Dn w and thcu turned to the audience
For a moment he hesitated, but at last
raised his hands and said:
"My brethren, I come this morning to say
my wife is still living, but that 1 may be
At this moment the folding doors leading
Into the church were thrown open and a
man entered The Interruption appeared
to disconcert the minister, and with hands
outstretched and bowed head he sank Into
a chair, while Dr. Drew hurried to his as
sistance. A hush fell over the congregation, and
then a low murmur of excitement and
wonder. Rev Mr. Drew came to the pas
tor's aid. and Dr. Fox managed to step
to the front of the platform and assure
the anxious audience that there was noth
ing more nmiss with him than weakness
caused by long physical and mental strain
Then he was taken home and the regular
serv ices w ere carried out.
PLUSH AND BEIGE VELVET TOQUE.
DOES NOT LIKE AMERICA.
The Ho. Mr. Henry Vnrley Finds Few
Thing to Coiiimeml nnd .Much
At a meeting of the Christian and Mis
sionary Alliance in New York, the Rev.
Mr. Henry Varley gave his Impression of
America. The reverend gentleman arrived
in America from Melbourne. Australia, in
January ; interested California, seduced
Montana, almost converted Utah agilnst
polygamy, and thrilled a province ot Can
ada, where poetry, not logic, had impressed
' Tho lawlessness of the Western cities is
amazing to, me. Even if San Francisco be
the refuge of all the exiles of other kinds,
there ls no excuse foi the contempt in
which it holds human lives The long delay
in impanelinc a jury for the trial of the
man who killed girls in a Baptist church
was caused by fear of revenge of the mur
derer's friends if he were condemned. The
law's delay in pushing crime is the bane
of the West and also of the South, since it
makes ly nchlng possible there.
"The power of the liquor merchants Is
astounding. Think of the fact that in most
cities the workingmnn is lured to drink bv
the free lunch which goes with It' In Salt
Like Citv there is a press in favor of
polygamy, which is a worse evil, the great
est evil that the world has to suffer. In
Minneapolis I found a city of homes, which
was restful und very charming to me In
Toronto I fourd a city which in culture
and morality was excellent. In New York
"It seems to me that whit 1- usually
called prospeiity is sometimes depression,
and what Is usually called depression is
sometimes prosperltv. A fellow Invests his
money In enterprises which fetch 20 pel
cent, this is prosperity : he invests it in
enterprises that fetch only " per tent, this
Is depression But not alwavs If the 20
per cent investment be in gambling stocks,
that is depression; if it be in homes thit
the 5 per cent investment lies, that Is
prosperity. The object of the business mm
should not be to make money, but to build
"He should not think of having a balance
In bank at the end of the year, but of hav
ing a balance In his favor In the regard of
his fellow men He should pi ice his for
tune in dutiful sons, In amiable surround
ings, in the realization of having done good.
He should work well for his living, and
possess tho satisfaction of being a pro
ducer, not a parasite making profit of the
work of others,
"How terrible ls the condition of affairs
in tho Lehigh v alley' I met there a man
whom I knew in Wales. He is an expert
collier, and his services are invaluable, but
he earns only ?1 23 a day. Ills employers
are rich the agents of his employers are
rich, and he Is starving Uo will not stay
there, he w ill return to Wales, for his em
plovers and his employers' agents ore ablo
to find many men to work for his Insulli
clent wages. The worker should be reward
ed; the agent who lives off the producer
and tho consumer burns at both ends the
"In New York I am s iddened by the habit
of living in hotels in boaiding houses, in
fiats, which is indicative of nothing save
the decadence of the home ideal To an
Englishman It is destructive of the entire
fabric of social life for married people to
congreg ite In big houses Instead of creat
ing sep irate homes for th mselv es How
do they do It; how can thev do it? By
uu organized svstem of child murder, which
would depopulate this country In a few
years, if it were not for its immigrants.
"I intend to t ilk plainly In public on this
question of child murder, which demands
much more delicacy of treatment than I
usually give to subjects of my discourses.
It involves an attack on nil the ideils of
a city where the accumulation of wealth is
regarded as a praiseworthv accomplish
ment. It involves the candid expression of
the opinion tint the American worn in has
a weazened look Surelv this is n difficult
tiling to say. but It ought to bo said, since
It ls true.
"I do not believe In all the things that
are said In these meetings of the alliance
I do not believe in faith healing for ex
ample But I think that the time has como
when we should legard with indulgence the
Ideas of otheis nnd regird only sincerity
as a. test of opinions if they be expressed
in the service of Christ. I am not of any
denomination I am simply a Christian
anxious to impress others with the lesson
of the Resurrection."
ENGLISHMEN WANT DOWRIES.
They Are EmiiliilliiK tl,e French In
Their IUsiiu'lliiutiou to
Every day 'English people and English
manners are growing less conservative and
more liberal Englishmen now, it is said,
are emulating the French in their absolute
disinclination to marry. " hen they do de
i Ide to take this Import int step they now
frequently insist upon th it "dot" which i
part of the French ideas of i successful
and com enable marriage. The real fact
of the matter is the ordinarv modern En
glishman has no desire to disturb his bach
elor estate. If he h is not title, no especial
wealth, no great historic name to hind
down to posterity, single blessedness Is
good enough for him. This state of mind
Is attributed by many to the growing in
dependence of women. Posslblv this ls
true, probably it ls not. Mercenary
spirits boldly asert that marriages In this
country will, on the whole, never be suc
cessful until women bring dots to their
husbands, since gold inspires respect if not
love. Marriage on a strictly business basis
is evidentlv- the future for all English
women to look forward to.
The Marquis of Northampton, who died
last week, was the most celebrated man in
England many years ago. but has been
content to stand aside from society and
public life for a very long period. He was
79 years old when he died, and his early
years were spent In the navy. It Is a cu
rious coincidence that, himself a second
son, ho is now succeeded by his own second
son, tho first Lord Compton having died
single some years ago Vhe family place
is Castle Ashby. in Northamptonshire, a
very fine house The new peer married
Miss Mary B iring. the great Ashburton
heiress, daughter of the second Lord Ash
burton. The late lord s death creates a
vacancy In the Order of the Garter, that
It ls said is to be filled by the Duke of
Fife, husband of Princess Louise of Wales.
And apropos of the Fife family, rumor says
that the Princess of Wnles will soon have
another grandchild and the queen another
THERE IS ASANTA CLAUS.
f Yon See It in the Sun It'll So," and
That Is What the Sun
From the New York Sun.
We take pleasure In answering at onco
and thus prominently the communication
below, expressing at tho same time our
great gratitidation that its faithful author
is numbered among the friends of the
"Dear Editor I am S years old.
"Somo of my little friends say there Is
no Santa Claus.
"Papa says 'If you see it in the Sun It's
"Please tell mo the truth; is there a
Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O'HANLON.
"115 West Ninety -fifth street."
Virginia, your little friends are wrong.
They have been affected by the skepticism
of a skeptical age. They do not believe
except they see. They think that nothing
can be which is not comprehensible by
their little minds. All minds. Virginia.
whether they be mens or children's, are
little. In this great universe of ours man
Is a mere Insect, an ant. In his intellect, as
compared with the boundless world about
him, as measureel by the intelligence capa
ble of grasping the whole truth and knowl
edge. "ics, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He
exists as certainly as love and generosity
and devotion exist, and you know that
they abound and give to your life its high
est beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary
would be tho world If there were no Santa
Claus. It would be as dreary as if there
wero no Virginias. There would be no
childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance
to make tolerable this existence. We
should have no enjoyment except in sense
and sight. The eternal light with which
childhood fills the world would be extin
guished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might
as well not believe In fairies! You might
get your pap i to hire men to watch in all
the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch
Santa Claus, but even If they did not see
Santa Ciaus coming down, what would
that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus. but
tint is no sign that there is no Santa
Claus. The most real things in tho world
are those that neither children nor men
can see Did vou ever see fairies dancing
on the lawn? Of course not. but that's no
proof that thev are not there. Xohodv
can conceive or imagine all the wonders
there are unseen and unseeable In the
You may tear npart the babv's rattle and
see what makes the noise Inside, but there
is a veil covering the unseen world which
not the strongest man, not even the united
strength of all the strongest men that ever
lived, could tear apart. Only faith fancy,
poetry, love, romance, can push aside that
curtain and view and picture the supernal
beauty and glory beyond. Is It all real?
Ah. Virginia, In all this world there IS
nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives,
and he lives forever. A thousand years
from now. Virginia, nay, ten times ten
thousand vears from now, he will continue
to make glad the heart of childhood!
A WOMAN F0R A HORSE
iiy:vd or gipsies avated to
MVKE THIS EACHArkGC.
She Wn -II enrn Old nnd Pretty, bat
Hud Too Many Ideas, the Leader
Said, mid Was DUsntlxtied
Wouldn't Tnke a Mule-.
The toque represented ls by Virot (Limit
ed), late Virot. The crow n is of felt, draped,
and the brim of velvet of the same shade
is gathered all round and piped at every
ten centimeters. On the left side is a bunch
of nasturtium colored roses of velvet, and
in the center, far back, are three couteau
feathers striped. From the European Edi
tion of the Heiald.
ARIZONA WILDHORSE PEST.
Good Blooded Animal for $.'t n Henil
Butcliors Buying' Ponies nnd Fnt-
tcnliiK IIogH on Their rivHli.
Wild ponies aro becoming a pest in Nor
thern Arizona. Their number is constant
ly increasing and they are becoming a
menace to the cattle range. Sheep and
cattle owners are looking about for some
means of relief, and It is not unlikely they
will organize a series of grand rodeos
wherein the wild horses will be gathered
only to be shot.
"There must be 20,000 head of w lid horses
In Northern Arizona." said Will S. Barnes,
cno of the largest cattle owners In Navajo
county. "South of Holbrook thev are t! e
v orst nuisance that can be imagined. It
has reached the point when we cannot
safely turn out a riding horse to graze.
We have to keep our s iddle animals and
round-up horses stabled all winter or
bring them down to Phoenix for pastur
age The wild stock not onlv eat up the
feed that ought to go to the cattle, but
they run cattle bff the range. They have
i based off all the'cattle from the west end
of the Hash Knife Tange, one of the Lest
grass districts in Northeastern Arizona. It
is useless to put salt out for the stock, for
the wild horses chase away all the catt e
that come near It. At this season of the
vear they are fat and have shining hides
They sweep over the country- in great
lands, gathering up any stray animals
they mav come "across A horse Is as
good as lost that joins them.
'Some of these wild horses are of good
stock. Not long ago the Circle S. ponies
were tho verv best in Northern Arizona.
They were fine saddle animals and their
value corresponded Now- there must be
over 3,000 of these, ponies running wi.d and
without a brand. "On tneT"Puerco, in cen
tral Apache county, there must be 5 000
head of loose bronchocs and about the same
number are on the Navajo reservation, the
property of the Indians, who do not seem
to know what to do with them.
'Somo of the Indiins are getting quite
a revenue from the fat ponies, which thev
sell to a Holhrook butcher for $.! a head
What does the butcher want with them'
He Is fattening hogs on them 'three dol
lars Is the ruling price for the wild horse.
I would like to sell a great many oft my
range at that price and some of them are
very well hred and would make valuible
horses if broken The only time when
it is possible to enpturo any of the wild
stock ls in the early spring, before the
grass has come and when the ponies are
lean and weak. Then on the Esperanza
range four light men are mounted on
horses especially trained and of speed nnd
bottom Tho wild horses are starteel just
after they have drank and are moro 'logy,'
and a bunch of the animals is cut off from
the main herd and corraled Sometimes
It ls necessary to shoot tho lead mares
for the females always head the wild
LOST SIGHT WHILE ASLEEP.
MR. HILL AWOKE TO FIXD IIISISELF
"God'a Will Be Done," He Snid, When
He Mnde Known HI 'Aflllction to
His Daughter Rnptnre of a
Blood Vesiiel the Cause.
DRUNKEN HABITS SHORTEN LIFE
Statistics of English Insurance Com
panies Show Thnt Teetotalers
From the Chicago Record.
Nearly a quarter of a century, ago, when
a great teetotal movement was in progress
in England, Dr. W. Farr, who at that time
was the medical assistant to the registrar
general, wrote: "Tho great pending ex
periment of total abstinence by thousands
of all classes seems to show already that
men can live In health without alcoholic
liquors, but whether their lives aro better
or worse as age creeps on than the lives
of their fellow mortals the insurance offices
will find out Abstainers, deserve to lie
watched attcntivelv by tho physiologic il
student." The secretary of an English in
surance corporation says he has accumu
lated In the time thnt has elnpsed since
Dr. Tarr's opinion was placed on record
abundant evidence that total abstinence
produces a highly beneficial effect on health
and life, and that teetotalers, as a gene-rnl
rule live longer than persons who use il
coholic liquor He gives, as an instance the
case of the Rechabites, a teetotal vvork
ingmen's benefit socictv, which Ins an
adult membership of ICOOO and a juvenile
membership of 7(1,000, and has been In ex
istence over slxtv years Its moitallty
tables show at IS years of ucc Rechabites
have an expectancy ot life ot B)C2 years,
while the expectancy of all males of tho
community is put by tho registrar general
nt 4190. The Institute of Actuaries ranks
the expectancy of healthy- males belonging
to the well-to-do classes, whose lives arc
insured, and aro at the age named, at 43 CO
years. Tho deduction drawn from these
figures is that all males In England over IS
years of age shorten their lives to the ex
tent, on the average, of something more
than seven years each.
' YELLOW FEVeFlTnE.
The Rnxngcs of the Disease Entirely
Unknown on the Pacific
From the Washington Post.
"A peculiarity of the yellow fever that
iray not be generally known." said Mr. A.
M. Marcus, of New Orleans, "Is that it only
appears on the Atlantic side of this lonti
rent. It is liable to visit our Atlantic clths
any year, but its dreid visitation li un
known in San Francisco, Portland, or any
of the towns on the Pacific coast. Even
on the Isthmus of Panama Its ravages lire
confined to the Atlantic end of the narrow
neck of land that connR"l the AuierluiH.
Why this ls so I have never seen explained,
but the fact ls well established.
"Yellow fever Is not, as hns often been
asserted, confined to tho white raio. Ne
groes are not immune, although much less
subject to the disease, particularly thoso
of pure African blood. Those with an Anglo-Saxon
strain in them are by no means
Randolph Theodore Hill, a carpenter of
Tettenville, Staten Island, awoke In the
morrlng, pushed the shutters of his win
dow to bow to the dawn as was his habit,
and in an instant realized that he was
Nothing physical or spiritual had pre
pared him for this. He is so well known,
and so well liked, that from Tottenville,
Staten Island, where his misfortune came
to him, over the ferry' to Perth Amboy and
In the cars to Mount Tabor, N. J., where
ho lives, one may follow a trail ot expres
sions of grief about him.
He hail gone tho evening before to bed
with a pain in the back of his head, from
which he had suffered often before. He
hardly mentioned it, as something of little
consequence, but singular in a body- that
had never been troubled with the ordinary
ills and had no impression of the extra
ordinary ones. His eyes, he had often said,
were his best servants. He took tho even
ing newspaper to his room, to read until
Lis eyelids, fell, nnd he read for an hour.
At dawn, as usual, he awoke. The room
was darker than it should have been, but
perhaps the sky was very cloudy. Ho
pushed the shutters, thrust out his head
and saw nothing. He lit a match to look
at the clock on the mantelpiece. He did
not see even the flame of the match.
He rubbed his eyelids with his lingers,
groped for his clothing, dressed slowly,
went down the stairs in the terrible dark
ness which he felt, now, was In him,
knocked at his daughter's door and, when
she opened It, said softly, "God's will be
doner"my daughter. I am blind "
Ho said this with an assurance that
made her scream. But she looked at him
"No'" she said, "you are only dizzy. It
will pass "
He shook his head and smiled. He gath
ered the children around him and told his
stories. He went to church led by his
He was taken to Newnrk, N. J , to bo
placed In the charge of Dr. Kip, who is
well acquainted with tho family. He suf
fered extremely. In the evening he felt
relieved, and spoke of his misfortune with
angelic placidity. He said:
"I was once a man, I shall be twice a
child. God gave me light. God has taken
it away from me. Let His will be done.
I have enjoyed so much the beauties of this
world with my eyes that wero ever true,
that I am not to bo disheartened if they
quit me now. Oh, the beautiful memories
that remalnjn me'"
Dr. Kin. the physician who attends him
constantly, and Dr. Duncan, who was
called to him at Tottenville. said that the
loss of tho good old carpenter's sight was
caused by tho tcslon of a blood vessel in
WILD HOGS IN TENNESSEE.
Great Damage to Crops Inflicted by
the I'ests Along (lie Lowlands of
Loosn Hntcliic River.
The portion- of the county northeast of
Raleigh and lying near the lowlands of
Loosa Hatchle river, Tonn , la being both
ered a great deal by droves of wild hogs
that Infest the cane brakes by day and
ravage the fields of growing crops by night.
A planter who has suffered from the ani
mals says: V
"Yes, in the cane brakes along the river
there aro hundreds of these animals, and
some of them are so lnrgejthat they make
a track in the mud like thai of a calf. They
arc cettlng worse all the time and are
as wild as any boar that was. ever hunted
in the world. I suppose that the stock
thnt ls there now came from farm stock
that stray ed oft at some time or other, but
the breed that has grown up has all of
the marks of the genuine wild stock. They,
hive long hair on their backs and busnyr
tails. The front legs are shorter thnn the
hind legs by an appreciable, amount nnd
tho little abortive hoofs are farther up
from the regular hoofs than those of the
"It is only In the open that a dog will at
tack them. A number of times I huve tried
nnd never yet have I been able to find a
dog that would go Into the cane and try to
take hold of one of these hogs. I have tried
It with all kinds of dogs, from the most
ferocious bull In tint section of the county
to packs of hounds. Almost any of the
dogs will go boldly into the cane when up
on the scent of one of the hogs, but no
sooner do they get near them than tho
dogs will duck their tails and come out.
The tusks of these wild hogs arc twice as
long as those of the farm animal. Once a
big boar gets something to stand ngalnst,
so that he cannot be attacked from the
rear, it is impossible for any animal in
this section of the country to close In upon
him without being cut to pieces. But when
the boar Is run out into the open country
a iack of dogs will surround him and, al
ways fighting upon the rear, manage to
get him down."
An Ingenious Hoy.
From the Boston Journal.
A literary man In Boston has a son who
Is to him ns the apple of his eye. The?other
day he noticed a square hole In the trous
ers of his well beloved a shrieking hole
just nbove the knee. "How ls this?" asked
And the boy replied: "You know I havo
two pairs my best and the other. I.
couldn't tell them apart, so I cut a liolo
in the best, and now I can tell 'cm and
know which to put on."
WHAT ONE FRENCH COOK DID.
During: ills One Week of Absence the
Restaurant Lost About
Trom the New York Sun.
It might be supposed that In the hurry
of the downtown lunch hour the delicacies
of cooking would be overlooked. The
scramble would not lead anybody to think
the subtleties of cooking were regarded
secrchlngly, but the recent experience of
a large downtown restaurant showed how
important a figure the head cook really
is. A I renchman who had held the place
was dismissed, and as his kitchen force
Is always closely attached to the person of
the chef, his men went with him. His
successor was an Italian and In spite of
the fact that the dishes had the same old
names, they were cooked In the Italian
and not In the French style, to which
tho patrons of the establishment were ac
customed. The Italian chef remained but
one week. At the end of that time he re
tired, and as a matter of course his assist
ants went with him. The old chef was re
irstated, but he did not return until he
had signed n contract for six years. The
enthusiasm of the management in restor
ing him to his place, with a generous
tendency to accede to any reasonable de
mand he made, was readily- understood
when it became known that during the
week of his absence the restnurant had
lest SS.OOO In Its different departments.
The permanence ot the present chef is as
sured now by his contract, and it is be
lieved that he Is no better satisfied than
his employers, who are able to look for
ward to several years In which the char
acter of the cuisine will not be llkTelv to
be changed with a loss ot so many thou
sands Decause stomachs accustomed to one
style of cooking refuse to accept another,
even If there ls not more than half an
hour in which to eat it. Men who lunch
down town are likely to seek variety, go
ing to places In which the styles of cook
ing differ, and certain restaurants come
to mean certain kinds of food. There aro
Italian restaurants just as there are chep
houses and places which make a special
ty of American dishes. When a man sets
out to vary tne monotony ot his eating
ho wants to find the kind he expects at
the restaurant he goes to. This ls be
lieveel to have been one reason why tho
patrons of this particular establishment
revolted against the change In tho cuisine.
THREE NIENJN LOVE.
The Mild Mannered Lover Was the
One Who Got the Girl in
In a provincial town three men were in
love with the same girl.
The elderly widower, foolishly; the Im
pecunious younger son, passionately; the
The elderly widower, who had four chil
dren, talked to her about the advantages
of a comfortable Income and maternal du
ties The Impecunious younger son raved
about romantic marriages and the pictur
esque side of poverty. The curato ate but
tered toast and lisped on indifferent sub
jects. The girl listened to the elderlv- widower
with a demure smile and a coy blush. She
sat with clasped hands and a burning face
eagerly- drinking In the impecunious voung
er son's flights of imagination bile the
curate cooed she knitted red petticoats
The elderly widower proposed. His tone
was moderate: his language dignified. He
bade her pause and reiiect. The two mot
dclrable things In the world It was in his
power to offer her a Christian home and a
ready mnde family.
She thanked him with tears In her eyes,
and took a week to think It over.
The impecunious younger son also pro
posed. He pleaded passionatelv, eloquently.
Let her fly with him. he urged, to the ut
termost ends of the earth. Not a prosaic,
inexpensive railroad journey somewhere
within reach; but a regular extravagant
expedition to the antipodes, utterly be
yond their means He clasped her in his
arms, and she sobbed upon his breast.
Tho curate married her.
It was a quiet wedlng.
WHAT NIAGARAPOWER MEANS.
An EnurlnoorlnK Expert CJItcs n Home
ly Illustrntlon of the Wint
Theprophccy of Lord Kelvin tint be
fore many y ears the falls of Niagara m ly
be driod'up and the water which now cre-titeg-them
be turned Into power for sup
plying tens of thousands of workshops
his called attention to the actual power
supposes! to ne represented by the falls to
day. This is put at fi 000 000 horse power.
An engineering expert has tried to give
a homely Illustration of what this means.
He, says: "Suppose that pumps are placed
below the falls for pumping the water
up again to its former level. If a man
exerted a force of about twenty pounds
per stroke, and worked at a fair rate for
elRht hours a day. It would take about
ten times the total population of the
United States to pump the water back
as fast as it Is flowing over the falls. If
700001000 of us were engaged In. manual
labor: the maximum amount of work we
could; do could be done ten times over by
the power now going to waste. All the
work of laborers, all our actual exertions
In digging, hammering, lifting, climbing
stairs running sewing machines or rlalrg
blcyclAs probably does not rcpreent one
hundridth part of this stupendous power."
Poultry an SningRlerN.
Pou'fy is hlch In Arizona and feed is
cheapl'n the Mexicnn state of Sonora.
These r-vt facts set the wheels in a lively
Yankee's- bead Rt work, with the result
that thrj U now a big chicken ranch
down oil tho International boundarv line
some miles west ofj Nogales. one-half of
which Is m the repliblic ot tho United
States atd tr other half In the republic
of Mexlcit At feeding time the Yankee
drives hist, egg .producers into Mexico and
when they havs hnd their evening meal
they comeback across the line and co to
roost underUhe .starn and stripes.
A Port Jervis special to the World says:
A band ot Gypsies passed through Port
Jervis on the way South about a week
They encamped in a grove about one
mile from here to attend to a sick torse.
The animal recovered enough to let them
press on as far as an old time camping
ground near DIngman's, but there the
horse fell 'dead.
They pitched their tents In a piece of
woods and from last Thursday until yes
terday they stopped every wagon and bi
cyclist on the way to the AVater Gap or
Kushkill, asking them if they had a horso
to trade for a woman. They showed tho
vroman they were willing to trade.
Sho is 20 years of age and pretty, with,
dark brown hair, tine teeth and blue eyes.
She seemed much interested and watched
each person who approached with a keen
interest. A merchant from Port JervU who
was, driving a pair of horses to BushkiU
when stopped asked:
"Why do you wish to trade her for a
horse? Why don't you buy a horse and
take the woman with you?"
"Because." file leader said, "we are one
too many anyway, and she has too many
new ideas for us and it Is cheaper to keep
a horse than a dissatisfied woman."
One farmer alons the route offered a
mule for the woman, but the leader of tho
band refused, saying he wanted a team
of horses which coald be sold when they
reached their destination, whereas a horse
and a mule could not be sold readily. An
other resident ot jersey, across tne river,
drove to the camping ground yesterday
to consummate a trade with an old farm
horse, but when he saw tne woman and
found out they wore anxious to trade her
he became frightened and drove away.
Tho giri. when asKcd her opinion of tho
"It's all right. I'm willing to go. If I
han't worth more than a horse you needn't
But the trader was unable to effect the
desired trade, and on Friday night a horso
was bought for JJ). near BushkiU. and the
camp broke up and left tne vicinity. The
young woman appeared to regret that, sne
had to proceed with them and said the
bicycle was tho means ot making horses
scarce, or they could have made the trade
"If It were In the South." she said. "I
would have been working In some nice fam
ily by this time."
The band comprised eight persons, three
of them women. They had three wagoms.
American Horses In Belgium.
From the Pall Mall Gazette.
Antwerp. The Hon. Bellamy Storer,
United States minister at Brussels, visited
this city Thursday and made exhaustive
Inquiries as to the present condition and
future prospects of the American horse
trade. It appears from information gath
ered by Mr. Storer that over 33 0U0 Amer
ican horses have been imported through
Antwerp within tho past live pears, both
from the United States direct and via En
glish ports. The horses have been sold in.
Antwerp for distribution throughout Bel
gium and other parts ot the Continent. The
trade is brisk and sales of MO to S0O horses
at a time are now being held at frequent
American, horses aro growing in favor
and their price is exceedingly low. Good
carriage horses and light draught horses
can be bought for $7 FA or 510 In the west
ern prairies, and sold here at a profit of
$60 or 73. The breed Is hardy and most
sultablo to the wants of buyers.
S4.000 FOR A HUSBAND.
Farmer Plnee Snes for Property Ills
Second Wife Trans
ferred. A curious case was before Judge Illrsch
ber to-day, says a Newburg, N. J., special
to the Sun. It was entitled James B. Place
against James II. Conkllng and others, and
Is a suit to set aside a deed given by Place
to his wlfo and subsequent transfer of
same, and to recover ?jOO on a note claimed
to have been secured wrongfully. Place
ls an aged farmer, living near Washington
ville. twelve miles from Newburg. James
H. Conkllng was a neighbor. In whom he
confided. In 1S34 Mrs. Place died. Conk
ling visited Place frequently during his
wife's sickness, and when she died sug
gested that Place take his cousin. Mrs. Ann
Hall, for housekeeper. Place took three
housekeepers and got rid of them all befora
he sent to Pennsylvania for Mrs. Hall, a
buxom w ldo w of about 40. Place, who was
over 70, agreed to give her $.i00 If she met
Ms Ideas of a housekeeper. He soon made
love to her. and In July, 1SD3, they were
married. He gave his bride a note for J500
on the wedding day. and the charge Is that
sho turned the note over to Conkllng as
part payment of J4.O0O he was to get If. by
Inducing Place to take Mrs. Hall for house
keeper, a marriage should be the outcome.
In July. 1SSC, Conkl.ng schemed further.
Lawyer Seeger said, by getting Place to
deed a $4,009 piece of real estate in AVashlng
tonvllle to his wife, upon which she after
ward gave Conkllng a J2.CO0 mortgage, tho
transaction being accomplished while Mr.
Place- was sick, ami for the purpose of
getting another payment for procuring her
marriage to Place, although she under
stood that she was not to settle with Conk
llng until after her husband died. Place
then discovered the alleged fraud and he
and his w Ife separated. Shi soon returned
to him and said she never intended to do
him a wrong. She sat by his side In court
to-day and seemed anxious to help him.
Judge Ftillerton. or New York, counsel
for Conkling. said that some of the state
ments made by Assistant District Attorney
Seeger were not true, but the latter said
they would all be proved, and he added
that Conkllng had represented to tho wom
an that Place was worth J7j.00O when his
property was worth less than $10,000.
NO BIRDS ON WOMEN'S HATS.
This, However, Is !Vot Dae to Humane
Ideas ,bnt to a Whim of
According to the buyers for the wholesale
miiilaerv firms, neither the Audubon Club,
any of the women's clubs, nor any humane
milliner can claim any of the credit for
discontinuing the sale of song birds' feath
ers. It is simply a matter of business.
Song birds' plumage is not sold in Chicago
und other places this fall for the simple
reason that the styles have changed; that
quieter tones, blicks, browns and grays
prevail, the natural colors of doves, eagles,
owls and pheasants, and not the more
brilliant colorirgs of tho smaller sontf birds.
The dealers are inclined to scoff at the idea
that any efforts to prevent the use of song
bird plumage have penetrated to Paris,
where the modes originate, or that they
have anvthincr to do with the chance. It
' Is. they say. simply a reaction against tho
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CUl U3C.111U11S Ul CUIUl lllUl ICtUtKU fc J
ago. and the result of a foreknowledge of
what would catch the popular taste.
Twice a year the buyers cross the ocean
to Inspect the modes produced by the fash
Ion leaders of Paris. Their value to their
firms lies In their being able to select what
will appeal to the taste of the women on
this side of the Atlantic. In this cae the
offerings were in subdued shades, which,
tho buyers concluded to be the proper
thing, and purchases on their judgment
were freelv made. The correctness of their
reasoning Is being verified.
JOE JEFFERSON T0C0NVICTS.
He Addresses Them on the Subject of
Temperance, Incorporating; the
Rip Vnn Winkle Story.
Joseph Jefferson, the celebrated actor,
addressed Vti convicts In the Massachu
setts state prison. Despite his 79 years ne
appeared as active and as full of enthusi
asm and kindliness as ever, and his talk,
which took the place of the customary
sermon, was bright and full of Interest.
He took no text, he pointed no moral,
but never was a more forceful temperance
sermon delivered. He gave his hearers thu
very soul of his own immortal "Rip Van
Winkle 'the story of the storm, the wild
flight up into tho heart of the CatskllLs.
the parting with the wife, and her remorse
for her sharp tongue: t,at last llery
druught and the sleep ot twenty years.
He left them with the simple story for
them to find Its lesson.
So quiet was the chapel one could hear
tho deep breathing ot the men. Their eyes
were concentrated on the speaker, and
when Mr. Jefferson turned to go they look
ed long and earnestly after him.
Meanest Tiller Ever Tried.
George C. Wallace, whom Recorder Goff,
of New York, has declared to be tho mean-
est thief that has ever been tried, was sen
tenced to Sing Sing prison for two year.
Wallace, who had been befriended by Mrs.
Marv Ryan, sent her a telegram announc
ing that her husband lay dead in Gouver
neur hospital. When she went to the ho
pltai he looted her flat.
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