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Story of Donrke Cockran-Sharp Re
torts That Give Spice to Debate
The Incomers Should Not
Attempt to CroM Swords
"With Old Stacers.
(Copyright by Amos J. Cummlngi.)
"WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec f, 1S99.
One by one they pass under the arch of
the lower entrance to the house of repre
sentatives, the new members and tho old,
but with different sensations. The old
representatives know all the sinuosities of
the capltol and of legislation. They have
experienced the cares and anxieties of
congressional life, and some of them
are growing round-shouldered under Its
responsibilities. New members are as yet
tyros, with everything to learn. Borne are
diffident, others awed, a few presumptu
ous, and many controlled by curiosity.
They enter upon their duties like boys
attending a new school. Some preserve a
dignified silence, awaiting developments
and opportunities. Others chat glibly, and
make humorous comments. There are
eyes that glow with anticipation and souls
eager for the fray. Visions of Webster,
Clay and Calhoun ,float above them, and
they burn to wear the spurs of. statesman
ship. "It is a great thing to be a congress
man," said Bourke Cockran. when he
first passed under the arch, at the open
ing of the Fiftieth Congress. "To be one
of 330 men chosen to represent over G0,
000.000 of people Is a great honor. Only
think each of us stands for 170.000 con
stituents. We ought to feel proud."
An hour afterward Mr. Cockran was a
prominent llgure in the caucus. A dispute
arose over the selectlon-of a candidate for
doorkeeper. One of the nominees was
openly accused of not paying his poker
debts. ..There was a clash of arms. Two
paladins of chivalry came Into the conflict.
One was from Georgia and the other
from Arkansas. The former was after
ward commlsloner to President Cleve
land's "Great and Good Friend"' in the
Islands of the Pacific, and the other was
the first American ambassador to the
court of Russia. The future commission
er slapped the face of the embryo am
bassador, and the latter retaliated by tak
ing the future commissioner by the hair
and yanking his head into chancery. It
was a lively tournament, and one that re
flected credit upon tho physical alertness
of the man from Arkansas. Statesmen of
eminence interrupted the fight; and the
combatants retired to the cloak-room.
They quickly reappeared, arm in arm, and
the entente cordlale was re-established.
Received n Shock.
Cockran's congressional pride received a
severe shock. The great honor conferred
upon him seemed somewhat sullied. The
lower extremities of his high Ideas were
withered, and he sunk to the level of
common humanity.
The new members will experience many
similar shocks In the house. Dignity in
discussion Is not characteristic. Horses
that begin a race at full speed rarely
win: it is the waiting horse that usually
takes the prize. Conkllng. Blaine. Ran
dall. Reed, McMUUn and a score or more
of eminent statesmen remained silent dur
ing their first term In congress. They
were scoring for a start. The second
term Is the true test of ability and in
fluence, and opens the road to national
fame. More than one representative who
remained silent In the Fifty-fifth Con
gress will make his mark In this one.
The political field is open, and the oppor
tunities for gleaning fame are greater than
those of any congress since the close of
the war. The member who has studied
the debates between Webster and Hayne
may have an .exalted Idea of his sphere
of action. He will do well to con the
proceedings of the last congress. It may
dampen his ardour and chill his Intellectu
ality, but it will give him a true Idea of
the scene of action and the ability of
those engaged in legislative combats.
Such a member might peruse with great
Interest the discussion over the civil ser
vice law in the last house. Mr. Pearson,
of North Carolina, was denouncing the
law in the Interest of a horde of offlce
Eeekers. Mr. Kerr, of Pennsylvania, In
terrupted 1:1m by asking a question con
cerning a request made by the civil ser
vice commissioners.
"Any fool can ask a question." was the
tart replv. "but it akes a different sort
of an individual to answer it, as my friend
Irom Pennsylvania knows."
The reply may have been satisfactory to
Mr. Kerr, but he asked no more questions.
Cnlled Mr. QuIrc an Idiot.
Later on Mr. Brosius. chairman of the
committee on civil service reform, was
speaking In defense of the system, when
he was asked whether the civil service act
.was not unconstitutional. He replied:
"Let me Illustrate what I have observed
all around me in this debate. There was
an old lawyer, who counseled his son.
who was about to enter upon the practice
of law.He said:
" My son. when the law Is against you.
Impress upon the jury the Importance of
doing Justice without regard to the law.
A hen justice Is against you. sound It into
the ears of the jury that the law must be
obeyed without regard to Justice.'
"But. father.' broke In the boy. 'what
shall I do when both law and .justlc are
against me?'
"'Oh. my son. was the replv. 'In that
case talk round It. my boy, talk round
While the house was laughing over the
sally. Mr. Brumm, of Pennsylvania, dlg
nlfledly asked: "Are you not doing that
Not long afterward Mr. Brosius made a
quotation from "Hamlet." and Brumm
still questioned him persistently on the
line of constitutionality. Finally. Brosius
turned upon him thus:
"What Is the matter with my colleague's
mind? I am reminded again of poor Ham
let. If my colleague were Hamlet and
Ophelia were here and heard his state
ment, she would express herself In these
pathetic words:
"Now see thtt noble and most sovereign reason.
Like tweet bells Jangled out of tone and harsh."
"And In your case she would see no
reason at all." was the prompt response.
That Brumm felt the retort of Brosius,
however, was shown a moment afterward.
He asked no further questions. The line of
lnqulrv was taken up by Mr. Qulgg. of
New York.
"There It Is again." said Mr. Brosius.
"The distinguished gentleman from New
Tork Is
"Another Idiot," broke In Mr. Brumm,
and the chamber rang with laughter.
Jerry Simpson In Debate.
If the admirer of Webster and Hayne
needed further evidence to dispel his illu
sions, he would do well to read the dis
cussions over the army reorganization
bill. Jerry Simpson -accused Thaddeus
Mahon of being a "me, too," to President
McKlnley. Mahon soon afterward got the
floor and retaliated by saying that ne had
seen In the house six years,- and that '"of
all the demagogues of demagogues in that
time, the worst demagogue was the gen
tleman from Medicine Lodge. He Is recog
nized all over the country as the dema
gogue of this house."
"Well," replied Jerry, with great good
nature, "when a gentleman Is cornered in
debate and finds he is on the wrong side,
he generally retorts by calling his op
ponent a demagogue. 1 have voted with
the Democrats when I thought they were
right, and was called a demagogue by the
Republicans; and I have voted with the
Republicans, when 1 thought they were
right, and have been called a demagogue
by the other side of the house."
"But you have never been called a plu
togogue," shouted John Williams, of Mis
sissippi. "No," responded Jerry, sadly, "I have
not, and I never want to be. 1 consider it
an honor, however to be called a dema
gogue by such a man as the gentleman
irom Pennsylvania."
Thi3 brought Mr. Mahon again to his
feet. "When the gentleman from Kan
sas," said he, "Hung across this chamber
the Insinuation -that I was hanging on to
somebody's coat tail, I replied in the spirit
which I thought the remark called for.
When any other man gets his club out, I
always reach for mine. He admits that
his own side of , the hou:-e has charged him
with being a demagogue, and, sir, his con
stituents at the last election branded him
as a demagogue, and decided to leave him
at home."
3Ir. Gronvcnor's Retort.
Some new member may have read with
great interest the speech of Henry Clay
advocating the cause of the Greeks In
their struggle against the tyranny of the
Turks. It was a speech that reflected
great credit on congress, and enhanced
the reputation of the' orator. After its
perusal the new member ought to direct
his attention to some of the speeches on
the Dingley bill. In the dbcussiin over
that measure General Joe Wheeler said
that he "expected to see the names of the
leaders of the great Democratic party en
graved upon the tablets of fame In the
bright light of coming history."
"A thousand years from now." retorted
General Grosvenor, "they will sit pale
ghosts upon the Stygian shores and read
the record of their acts by the red light
of hell."
A swirling discussion was a feature of
the debate on the Indian appropriation
bill. 'Free traders and protectionists were
at it hammer and tongs. The silver ques
tion was lugged in and the melee was pro
ductive of hot words. General Grosvenor
finally got the floor, and was inundating
the house with Athenian philosophy when
his colleague, James A. Norton, said:
"Permit me. When gold and silver were
nearly at a parity, and the act of de
monetization was passed, did you indorse
that demonetization?"
"I am not called upon to forgive the
crime of 1873, as you call it," was the
general's response.
"You were one of the gentlemen," per
sisted Mr. Morton.
"I was not," Grosvenor blurted out. "I
was an humble and private citizen of the
state of Ohio."
"You were never an humble and pri--ate
citizen," Mr. Norton retorted; "you
have always been a public and a noisy
Should these extracts not serve to re
move the august impression created by
the speech of Henry Clay, a little tilt be
tween the present speaker of the house
and Jerry Simpson may come into play.
The bond bill was under discussion, un
der a special order from the committee
on rules, which only allowed an "hour's
debate. "Mr. Henderson had secured five
minutes In which to talk upon it. He was
rattling along In good shape, when Jerry
Simpson Interrupted- him with a question.
Turning toward him. General Henderson
said, impressively:
"A man is a very mean man who would
try to steal a piece of five minutes, and
none but a Popocrat would do It."
Jerry took his seat with a thoughtful
expression of face, and Henderson finished
his remarks without further interruption.
Mr. Lewi Scores a. Point.
Further light for the new member might
be obtained from a little dispute between
Mr. Boutelle and Mr. Lewis, of Washing
ton, over the naval appropriation bill. It
drew Sereno E. Payne lnto'ihe-vortex. Mr.
Boutelle had denied a statement made by
Mr. Lewis. ry-'"'
"Of course," he added, "I- could not ex
pect the gentleman from Washington to
accept a reasonable Interpretation of any
provision.' r & &.
"I said some -wise men differed," Mr.
Lewis returned. "I did not say the gentle
man from Maine."
"That is entirely satisfactory to me,"
was the response. "I wanted the gentle
man to have the opportunity of passing
that bouquet."
"There is no one who could so grace
fully bear It as my friend from Maine,"
said Mr. Lewis. "He is the very burst
of the bloom itself."
"Mr. Chairman," shouted Mr. Payne, In
dignantly, "I must insist that this is all
verv nice, but It does not eive us any
light on the "Impending point of order."
This brougnt a broadside from Lewis.
"If I had the power of ail the X-rays In
the world and the searchlights of all our
warshlDS combined." he said, "it would
not enable me to throw any light upon the
murky mental recesses or tne gentleman
from New York."
These reminiscences are the vista of
what is to come in the present congress.
II tne new memoer is wise, ne will never
evince an inquiring disposition when an
old stager has the floor. If he wlsnes to
test his own mental alertness, let him
make a speech upon something with which
he Is entirely conversant, and be prepared
to repiy to questions, ouuanaisn ana other
wise, fired at him from every part of the
Quite Likely to Aronse the Gotham-
Ites Before Long: In Matters
of Debate.
From the New York World.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lease, who recently
moved to this city from Kansas, Intends
to become an active citizen of New York.
It is quite likely that she will be heard
In debate In this community before long.
Mrs. Lease is said to be the only woman
Mason in America. She declares her In
itiation was rather funny.
Mrs. Lease was supervisor of eight penal
and charitable institutions in Kansas and
once defied Governor Lewellyn to remove
her. According to Mrs. Lease, the gov
ernor wanted her to appoint his political
friends to office. Mrs. Lease refused,
whereupon the governor 'removed her. At
the next meeting of the board Mrs. Lease
took her seat on the platform and presided.
The governor went no further In his antag
onism and the "friends" were not appointed.
A Queer Marrlace.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
One of the queerest marriage notices of
the season appeared In a Georgia newspa
per recently. It was as follows:
"On the evening of the 13th Inst., Miss
Mollle Buzzard was united In marriage to
Mr. John Hawk. Rev. Mr. Jonathan Crow
officiating, assisted by Revs. Willis Eagle
and Clement Dove."
In concluding the notice the editor missed
the opportunity of his life by neglecting to
say, "We wish the gay birds joy."
From the Lustlge Blactter.
bssssssssswSB' ssH
"And, George, if we're divorced, would
you have any objection to my marrying
"Certatnly not!"
"Why wouldn't you?"
"Oh, I'm not going to waste any sym
pathy on a fellow I never met!"
A deluge of bargains offered here this week in all kinds of House Furnishings and goods suitable for Holiday Presents.' Vast money saving opportunities within
your reacn ax a urne or me year when they are most appreciated. Buy now and economize.
China Closets,
solid oak,
(like cut),
with bent glass
polished finish,
worth $15.00,
This Week,
1 jjSjjjj
VHf $10-50
Another Lot of Steel Ranges.
We have prevailed upon the Charter Oak Stove
and Range Co. to let us have another lot of their
Imperial Steel Ranges on the same terms as our,
first contract. Just think of It! !
We will sell another lot of the "Imperial" Char-
ter Oak Steel Ranges (like cut), six holes, warming
i Inept fin I InrfFa ulfr. m.n ici' t ,. .u i w
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Jiic laciory ust on mis sieei range
wit hnnt fnt orndt
i Y'nX. .. iiit- xaciury list on una sieei range
Is 5oO.X, but for this special occasion the price will be
Book Cases,
(like cut),
solid oak,
well made
'and finished,
worth $14.00,
This "Week,
Such liberal terms were never before offered In this
city, but the Charter Oak Stove and Range Co..
through us, their agents, desire to get these ranges at
once into general use (as an advertisement), hence this
very easy payment plan. This fully warranted steel
range all delivered and set up in your home for
only Two Dollars and Fifty Cents.
Indian Stools, oak or
imitation mahogany finish,
worth $1.25,
This Week
Bedroom Sets, antique finish. Am PA
well made, worth $15.00. V I II nil
Cut this week to aj) lUlUU
Bedroom Sets, solid oak, A I J i A
nicely finished, worth $20.00, V I I Ml
Cut this week to $ ITltJU
Double Wardrobes, oak front. Din i A
well made, worth $9.00. U hll
Cut this week to OUlwU
Metal Folding Beds, solid oak. ifl A I A
with mirror top, worth $18.00, V I I II
Cut this week to OIZluU
Steel ranges, four hole, AAA A A
with high shelf, worth $35.00. Kit 1111
Cut this week to Os-UlUU
'" r T - E'-tnnsion A J PA
ables, 8-ft, worth $7.50. Vl h II
.lit this week to OTltJU
"Upright Folding Beds, AAA PA
antique finish, worth $33.00. V II h II
Cut this week to V&(ilvU
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oak, El I BID 13 H B
5-pIece Parlor Suits, uphol- A I A PA
stered in fine silk tapestry. V I X hll
Cut this week to O 1 UlUU
3-pIece Parlor Suits, covered Alp A A
in fine silk velour. V I h Mil
Cut this week to Q I UlUU
China Closets, solid oak, AT PA
worth $10.00. f hll
Cut this week to (J I lUU
China Closets, with bent glass A i A P A
ends, worth J15.W. V I II hll
Cut this week to J I UlUU
Couches, covered In damask. All pA
deep tufted, worth Jfl.00. V hll
Cut this week to UwlwU
Couches, covered In corduroy, (II T P
worth $7.00, B. I h
Cut this week to UTI I W
Cook Stoves, No. 7, AT P A
worth $10.00. l hll
Cut this week to .... 0 I 3WU
Medicine Chests, solid
oak, with mirror in
door, worth $1.50,
This Week
Rocke.-s, cane seat, solid
large arm (like cut),
worth 4.00,
This Week
'.B .Hl lllH B.B sKH lH vH -whssBMB BHHIh
Mlllilllllilill 111 r H
S. W. Cor. Hth and Main Sts.
Rockers, cobbler seat, solid oak or
mahogany iinisn,
well made (like cut),
worth 35.00,
This "Week ,
, solid oak or
For Tsventy-fiTe Years "Warden 31c-
Claughrj- Has Had Choree of
Penal Institution.
cial.) For over twenty-five years either a
prison or police official Is the record of
Major R. W. McClaughry, warden of the
federal prison at Fort Leavenworth. Dur
ing this period Mr. McClaughry has been
at the head of some of the most prominent
penal institutions in the United States.
He began his career handling criminals
August 1. 1S74, when he became warden at
Jollet. He retained this position until
December 1, 1SSS, when he was called to
take charge of the Pennsylvania Industrial
reformatory at Huntington, Pa. This insti
tution was a new departure. It was de
signed to be a reformatory for young men
starting In crime and was a place for the
detention of men between 1G and 30 years
of age who had never before been within
prison walls and whom it was desired to
keep away from tho hardened criminal.
They were to be taught trades and started
again on the right path. Warden Mc
Claughry was chosen to start this work
and organize the Institution.
He remained here until May 1, 1S91, when
Mayor Washburn, of Chicago, requested
him to take charge of the police depart
ment of that city. This trying position he
filled with .credit to the department, him
self and the municipal administration. The
most exciting incident was the closing of
the Garfield park racetrack, when two of
the police and one horseman weie killed.
He continued In office throughout the
world's fair, resigned In 1S93 to take
charge of the Illinois state reformatory at
Pontlac. 111., for which his efficiency was
demonstrated by his success as the super
intendent of the Pennsylvania reforma
tory. Upon the election of Governor Tanner,
Major McClaughry was requested to
again become the warden of Jollet. Here
he remained until July last when he was
selected by the department of justice to
succeed Warden French as the warden of
the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth.
Major McClaughry was from August 1,
1SG1, to August 1. 1SG2, editor of the Car
thage (III.) Republican. At the breaking
out of the rebellion, however, he organized
a company of the One Hundred and Eigh
teenth Illinois infantry, of which he was
chosen captain and served throughout the
Sirs. Edith Hall Orthsreln Tells the
Story of Little Fue Trlx and of
a Number of Fairies,
Good and Bad.
- Mk
"Wliy Girls Prefer IVortelntr In Fac
tories to Working In
"It Is all very well," the domestic wom
an remarked to the club woman, "to try
to get us Interested In clean streets, but
the problem of a clean kitchen appeals to
me a great deal more. Let men clean the
streets, I say."
"But men are busy with their own af
fairs." "I have 'affairs,' too," returned the do
mestic woman. "One Item fills up my time
and that Is hiring girls. Why, the other
day I hired seven girls."
"Yes, seven. I thought I would get one
out of the bunch. But not one of them
turned up. Six or seven women have
promised to send me their girls when they
leave, but I suppose nothing will come
of it."
"But do you want girls who won't keep
good places when they have them?" asked
the club woman.
"Want anything I can get. If you kept
house you'd understand. Why, therej
scarcely a girl these days who knows any
thing at all. who wouldn't rather grind out
her life In the factory or behind the counter
than to work In a convenient, modern
kitchen. I don't see why it Is."
"Why, It's the social stigma, of course."
"What nonsense! And housework is so
much more helpful, so much more con
ducive to womanhood. Their surroundings
are pleasanter and then if they are taken
111 there is some one to look after them.
I declare, I don't know how it will end."
"You ought to board as I do," was the
only consolation that the club woman
could offer.
"The Adventures of Little Pug Trlx
and Other Stories"
( is a Christmas book
which was written by
I a Kansas City wom-
I an, and which will
be issued from the
Hudson -Klmberly
press to-morrow. It
is the work of Mrs.
Edith Hall Orthwein,
the talented wife of
Charles C. Orthwein,
of Twenty-nlntn street and Forest ave
nue. It is a collection of six stories treated in
an Intimate way that brings tho mature
reader at once Into a new world peopled
with animals and fairies and other charm
ing creations of a like nature, and are all
simple and direct In their appeal to the
child mind. ,
"Little Pug Trlr," as he appears in the
Initial story of the book, is the harmles3
necessary little pug that is found in thou
sands of homes and Is the pet of thou
sands of children. The other stories, be
ginning with "Duressa'3 Trip to Fairy
land" and closing with a peep into "Grand
mother's Attic," are happy excursions into
tho realms of wonderland. Mrs. Orthwein
has surrounded her creations with a sym
pathetic atmosphere and Invested them
with a humanness that shows her to be
en rapport with all that is of interest to
young readers.
Here is a bit from "Pug Trix":
At the end or the room throne and seated
upon it as Queen Mb, the most beautiful fairy In
Fairyland. In a far corner of the room stood Duressa
lth the fairy guide by her side. No sound broke the
stillness; een the fountain threw Its graceful sprays
Into tho air gently. But hark! Here comes the fair
lea seated upon the butterflies. Tilth their oSerlngs ot
flowers, and soon the room Is filled with the loyal
subjects of Queen Mab. and her throne is laden with
their oSerlngs of loe. After the flowers bad been
laid at the Queen's feet, all the fairies bowed their
heads. Queen Mab then arose, and, saving he
magic Ttand. ordered a feast to appear, and Imme
diately the scene changed. Duressa found herself in
a room In the center of which u i long table.
The fairies were seated around It, but Queen Mab
had disappeared.
This, from "Duressa's Trip to Fairyland,"
has quite the ring of the good-old-time
story books:
But In spite of all this, Trlx was not satisfied. He
wanted to know why his face was so black and why
his tall curled up so tight. All of his dog friends
made fun ot him. and all poor Trlx could do was to
sit up very boldly, and look them right in the face,
as It he did not care. But he did rare, and as It
began to get dark, and he could hardly see himself
In the glass, all his troubles passed through his
mind; he drew a deep sigh (for dogs sigh sometimes,
too), left the glass and graTely walked out of the
room Into the library, where he knew a bright log
Are was blazing, and where there was a certain fur
rug In the corner belonging to htm.
From "How the Flowers Are Perfumed,"
is taken the following:
Hurrying to the queen, she tells her all about
Dimple and Easter day. "And," continues Mnaetta.
"I saw tha most beautiful Cowers upon 'the earth,
but nun of Utem hare any perfume, so that tha peo
ple tits Terr little notice of them." The queen is
very much Interested, and that night causes a rain
of perfume to fall on the roses, and the ntxt night It
falls on the lilies ot the valley, anc.so on until all
the flowers are perfumed; and the night before Easter
the fairies come to earth and gather large banche
ot tbese perfumed flowers and make the most bcauU
ful wreaths et roses, chains of lilies, ana all aorta cf
pretty things, and .carry them to Dimple's church.
It Is nearly morning when their task. Is completed,
and they hurry back to Fairyland,' leaving a bower of
beauty behind them. Muaetta waits ssill the sua
iises,and then flies Into Dimple's room and tells her
what the fairies had done, and then vanishes, leavlug
her-little friend full of happy thoughts about Fairy
land." Mrs. Orthwein begins her story of "Mrs.
Grandmother's Attic," in this way:
One rainy day I was wandering aroilnd the house
seeking amusement. I had helped make cookies In
the kitchen, teased to go with grandpa In the wagon,
dressed and undressed my dolls, and, no doubt, tor
mented the whole household, until I was told to go
In the attic and play. I started up the stairs de
lighted, but as I neared tbe top I began to think
about being alone and that It was a gloomy day,
and perhaps some dreadful goblin might get xne.
But I stopped thinking In a very short time, for I
,was tired of everything downstairs and the attic
offered many new attractions. The nuts kept me
busy for a time; after getting ray fill of them, the
big chest next held my attention. I dressed up In
satin and laces, and Imagined myself some ban
ished princess. Time flew It got dark, and as I
cat pulling old relics out ot a black box and admir
ing some laces, yellow with age, my.head nodded and
my flnger3 grew awkward.
Some of the things that happened are
these told:
We wero walking on the wires all the time wc had
been talking, and I began to wonder how long a Jour
ney It was. At last we reached a telegraph pole that
appeared hollow In the center. Prince Terry started
down tho hole, but I held back, afraid.
"Don't'fear." he said: "Just keep hold ot the rope
and you will bo alt right."
So I stepped into the hole, and was surprised that
I did not fall clear to the bottom, but Instead seemed
to float down slowly.
Down and dotin we went until we stood before a
door made of precious stones, surrounded by little
lights. Prince Terry knocked twice and the door flew
open, and beyond was a beautiful country, which hi
sId was the outskirts of Talryland.
The illustrations, of which there are
many and In extreme good taste, are the
work of that very good artist, Mr. George
Some Comfort.
From the Detroit Journal.
Now that they were married, the ugly
old man had a confession to make to the
lovely young. woman.
"I am not rich," he faltered. In much ap
prehension. Sho did not start as if stung; far from
It. Indeed, she smiled, not unkindly.
"No matter," she replied. "Everybody
who sees us will think you arc rich, and
credit is just as good as money."
Moreover, it was no small comfort. If
one must be married, to be married to a
person whom one need not treat 'with re
spect unless one feels like it.
Detective's Advice.
From the Jewelers' Weekly.
'. Optlcan "I've been swindled with a. coun
terfeit twenty-dollar bank note!"
' Great detective "Go "home and say noth
ing "Ymir" tvllQlnpea will tip ril!nrt If if
J becomes known that you can't see' better
'than that."
Danclnic Masters Are Unable to In
troduce a. More Formal
From the New Tork Journal.
The "bear hug" waltz will. It Is said, con
tinue to be popularln Washington, desplto
the opposition of dancing masters, accord
ing to Professor Sheldon, who has received
letters from Secretary Oscar Duryea, of the
American Association of Dancing Masters,
which held Its annual convention at Ni
agara Falls in June. The waltz, two-step
and landers will still be the most popular
dances, and as the "bear hug" figures in
the waltz and two-step. Professor Sheldon
says there will be "mighty few landers
The association adopted three new dances
which will be known as the Niagara, Gur
lette and Duquesne, but as the secretary
has not yet completed his work on the min
utes of the convention, the style of the new
dances will not bo made public before the
1st of September.
Danclnir has been on the wane In Wash
ington for the past four years, according
to Professor Sheldon, and there will be
less of It than usual the coming season.
The bicycle has proved a great enemy to
Terpsichore, and young people. Instead of
passing the evening In crowded ballrooms
and parlors and exhausting their energy in
whirling around over tho floor, now find
more pleasure In bicycle parties to popular
resorts, which conclude with jolly s,uppers
at the homes of the hostesses or at some
ot the large hotels, and by midnight the
participants are at home and get a good
rest for the next day's business or gayety.
The "bear hug." according to Professor
Sheldon, had its origin on the stage, where
the "tough" dancers gave imitations of
terpslchorean evolutions on the Bowery
and East side. In New York. From the
stage it drifted to the riverside and sub
urban garden pavilions, where it was
picked up by the young men with a fond
ness for frequenting such places and some
of them more daring than the others Intro
duced it In a mild form into society dances,
where it soon became popular, and despite
the outcry raised against it by many of
the more staid leaders in social circles. It
continues to flourish.
Another dance which has bee.i seen at
some of the local pavilions and may be
adopted by society In a modlfiid form Is
tho "chlca," which was annexed when
Cuba and Porto Rico were taken from the
Spaniards. It was picked up by the soldiers
In Havana and Ponce, and soon found
favor in variety halls and other places of
public amusement. The "chlca" Is said to
have come over to Spain from Africa and
Was taken by the Spaniards to Cuba, where
it was adopted by the Spanish soldiers .and
soon became one of the most popular
dances of tho Island. The position taken
by tho dancers In the "chlca" Is the same
as In the waltz, and It is danced to waltz
time, only where the waltzers would wheel
Instead of the sharp turn there is a mo
mentary pause.
The two-step now so popular Is said by
dancing teachers to be the same dance
known as the '"Dutch" or German "gallo
pode" in vogue years ago In German beer
gardens, and still danced by many Teu
tons at their picnics or other gatherings,
only the Germans danced It more hilari
ously than It Is usually danced at social
Little Robert's Lesson.
From the Detroit Journal.
Robert Is being told by his mamma how
to conduct himself In company.
"If you are asked to have a- cake a sec
ond time." says mamma, "answer, "No,
thank you, 1'vo had plenty.' And don't
you forget It!"
What mother could do more for her
But when the time comes, and Robert Is
asked to have cake a second time, he an
swers merely:
"No, thank you. I've had plenty, and
don't you forget It!"
Not Exclusive.
From the New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Nellie (aged 5) "Our family Is awfully
exclusive. Is yours?"
Bessie (aged 4) "No. Indeed! We haven't
anything to be ashamed of."
Animal Is Indelibly Marked Instead
of Be In s; Branded, by This
From the. Sclentlflc,Amerlcaiu
A new method of branding cattle has
been devised by Walter A. Cameron, ot
Stacey, Mont. By this means the animals
are indelibly marked Instead of being burn
ed. The branding Instrument consists of two
levers pivoted together and provided with,
jaws. On the lower jaw a soft metal im
pression block is secured, and on the upper
jaw a block Is carried, having a chamber
communicating by means of a tube with a
reservoir containing the indelible fluid. Tha
tube incloses a- plunger operated from tho
upper lever and Is provided with lateral
ports at its upper and lower ends. Tha
lower ports permit the liquid to flow Into
the chambered block when the plunger Ii
raised, and tha upper ports permit the
liquid above the plunger to be forced bade
into the reservoir.
Symbol carrying plates are removably
secured to the chambered block. The sym
bols consist of letters, figures or other
characters, and are formed of tubular
In using the Instrument the levers aro
operated to separate the jaws. By reason
of this motion the plunger will be drawn,
upward to permit the liquid from tho
reservoir to flow Into the chamber. After
placing the Impression block, carried by the
lower jaw against the outer side of tha
animal's ear the levers arc operated lo
force the tubular pins Into the ear, there
by causing the plunger to inject liquid into
the wound.
A spring within the tube hold3 the plun
ger normally below the lower ports, so
that the liquid will not escape when th
device Is not In use.
A SUsht Misapprehension.
From Punch.
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f-ifeFtfi l &r&
Smith (referring to tho horse) "They
tell me she's the fastest little thing In tha
Jones (referring to the lady) "Indeed.
I'm sorry to hear that. And she a parson'a
daughter, too."

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