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Ohio Congressman Champion Speller of Capital WASHINGTON. —The great and those who record their greatness assembled the other night at the New Willard hotel, and casting off the cares of tariff, lobbies and land laws returned to childhood days to enroll themselves in “Professor" Houston's Class A at the old-fashioned spelling bee held by the National Press club as the feature event of that organiza tion's annual “ladies’ day.” President Wilson and his daughter. Miss Eleanor Wilson, and Secretary and Mrs. Bryan eat in the audience, which laughed and applauded as con gressmen and newspaper representa tives vied with each other in twisting their tongues around some of the “Jaw breaking" words which Secretary of Agriculture Houston, the pronouncer, propounded. Though the guests of their rivals in the “bee," the statesmen were not without their supporters In the audi ence. Scattered through the large room were many members of both house and senate who were not to enter the competition. There were also present wives and daughters who sat nervously watching to see how Why Visitors to Capital IV is interesting to hear visitors to the White House relate the pur poses for which they desire to see the president. With many It is a mat ter of idle curiosity. Some want to see If he is taller than they thought he was, whether his eyes are blue, whether he has a dimple when he smiles, and a myriad of small details that would be thought ordinarily of little consequence, and yet it is these very details that go to make up the popular impression of a public serv ant. At a recent reception one solemn visaged man, evidently a professor, was standing in line shuffling his feet. He was an exceedingly well-read gen tleman. and called attention to the fact that 25 of the 27 presidents of the United States had parental ances tors in the British Isles —England hav ing 16, Scotland two, Ireland three, and Wales one. Martin Van Buren and Theodore Roosevelt represented a Dutch ancestry, he said, and the curi ous fact is noted that although France has been so closely associated with the birth and history of the country, there has not been a president of French or Latin blood. “But with the Influx of immigration from the south of Eu rope,” said the professor, as he shift ed to the other foot, “this condition is sure to change.” The physiognomy of the men to<Jay as compared with the portraits of men who had lived in former times pre sents a most interesting study. The He Can Tell Them by the Color of Their Hair OF the several hundred police chiefs- who came here for the con vention one of the most interacting characters is Chief Henry Curran of Nashville, Tenn. In addition to having one of the best regulated departments in the country. Chief Curran attained fame June 4, 1908, at Detroit, Mich., when the police convention met there, by throwing a colored man out of a restauarnt when he attempted to eat at the same table. A warrant for Curran’s arrest was sworn out. but before it could be served the chief grabbed a train and Men Skated and Women Flopped in Spilled Syrup THE crowd that frequents the soda fountain at the drug store at the corner of F and Fifteenth streets, just across from the- Treasury building, where women In their new gowns leave the street cars to commence the parade up fashionable P street, had a grand time for two hours the other day. _ A barrel of syrup dropped from the tall end of a transfer wagon, the head of the barrel came ollt, and 50 gallons of Juice covered about 200 square feet of sidewalk. Five women wearing tight-fitting skirts went down almost in a heap when they struck the syrup. The tight skirts kept them from skating through, as the men did. Soon an army of drug clerks were out “shooing" the people around the slick spot and escorting those who fell Odious Comparison. “Bella and Grace are no longer friends." “How did they happen to fall out?" “They didn't fall out. They fell in, and when each saw what the water had done to the other's complexion and imagined how her own complex ion must look, they both got very mad and haven't spoken since.’’ Natural Resemblance. ■"That sexton looks very much like “That's nothing. He is a ringer for the v bole pariah." these representatives of the “common peepul" were going to acquit them selves. Fourteen statesmen and an equal number of newspaper men faced “Pro fessor Houston when he called his roll, but when after nearly an hour had elapsed, during which time the teacher had selected some of the most difficult specimens from the well-worn “blue-backed" speller. Representative Frank B. Willis of Ohio was the lone occupant of the stage. Not only had the doughty represen tative shamed the press, but he had trailed the colors of the senate In the dust as well. His last rival was Senar tor Miles Poindexter of Washington, who had tripped on “hydrocephalus" by adding an o to the last syllable. "Hydrocephalus," which for the edifi cation of the general public Mr. Web ster and other authorities define as “an accumulation of serous fluid with in the cranial cavity,” or “water in the head,” appeared to be a favorite word with “Professor" Houston and a stum bling block for his pupils’. It had proved a Waterloo for Representative Thetus W. Sims of Tennessee before Senator Poindexter stumbled over it. The statesmen only won by "two up" however, for Ira E, Bennett had upheld the spelling reputation of the press manfully, until the pronouncer sprang bdellum upon him. He paused to rack his brain and then made his best effort with “delium,” which sent him from the stage, to* leave the vic tory between the house and senate. t Call on the President president necessarily reflects the type of his times. The stately dignity of official position in years past, with tall collars, stuffy cravats, laces and ruf fles, has passed away, and now in stead of gaining personal distinction through rich attire or an appearance of official position, it Is studiously avoided, In response to the popular Ideas of democracy. The only op portunity accorded the American of adorning himself In gold and lace is In the precincts of the lodge room or on the governor’s staff, for jven the, military itself is becoming 'most se date and unobtrusive In military trap pings. As we waited our turn for an audi ence with the president, there was plenty of time for discussion on all these points, for there were some 15 prospective postmasters in the ad vance guard, and progress was slow. As we advanced to the bend of the line my pedagogue friend put on his extra pair of glasses to get a good pro file view for his ethnological study of presidents.—National Magazine. beat it for Tennessee. In the mean time hundreds of southern men and women contributed to a fund amount ing to SIO,OOO to defend Curran in the courts should he be brought back for trial. Another thing has made Chief Cur ran famous among his brother chiefs; his ability to tell where a negro is from by the color, kinkiness and length of the hair, and shape of the head. The other day at the Raleigh hotel the news of the chief’s power leaked out among the colored waiters. One for curiosity asked the veteran; “Mister, can you tell where I’se from?” “Take off your hat, nigger,” commanded Chief Curran. The waiter did so. “Why I would say that you were from Pensa cola, Fla.,” said the chief 4nd the chief was right “Great Gawd, mister, how does you do that?” the waiter in quired. The chief figured out this way: “Negroes from Pensacola and that particular section of Florida have a peculiar reddish hair.” into the store to have their fclothes cleaned. Three men who dashed to the rescue of women lost their feet and went down with them. Twenty-elx skirts and fourteen men’s suits suffered. Several women whose skirts were a little high and who wore up-to-date summer under-outfits declined the offer of drug-etore help and hurried home. 4 \ Mislaid. Impatient Owner of Broken-Down Car —Where the mischief are you go ing now with that lamp? Lately Converted Groom-Chauffeur —Well, sir, that shover as was 'ere just now told me as 'ow I’d lost my compression, and I was just going back to see if I could find it along the road. —Punch, ; Not at All. “Miss Maud is a single-minded girl, Isn’t sher "Not much. She's going to be mat tied next month." BEAPY FOR THE LADIES OF THE WHITE HOUSE K w.v n nriaHßl 111 , V . <a 1 I Ilf BBS I | | V 'this is one of the spacious and inviting verandas of “Harlakenden House” at Cornish, N. H., selected by President Wilson as the summer White House. The ladies of his family preceded him there. The place is the summer home of Winston Qfeurchill, and is situated on a beautiful estate of 700 acres. IS UNCROWNED KING Paderewski Meets Royal Recep tion in Native Land. Dreams of a United Poland —Practi- cal Nature of Wife Has Kept Mu sician From Leaving Concert Stage for Politics. Warsaw. —Ignace Paderewski, the pianist, is the uncrowned king of Po land, says Warsaw correspondent Whenever he appears in any town of the ancient Polish republic he is greeted with that royalty and enthu siam which belongs only to popular monarchs. There is a royal halo about Paderewski’s presence in this country, whether it be in the part that lies under Russian, Austrian or German rule. When he goes out, crowds wait below to cheer him as he leaves the hotel. When he enters a theater, those who cannot get inside wait for hours outside in the hope of catching a glimpse of hip and cheer ing hint on his way home. W hen he gives a concert, it is &s If a king held audience. The pianist’s growing popularity troubles the authorities, especially in Germany and Russia Poland. The Russian police have att Idea that he will one fine day get himself crowned on the concert platform, between a sonata and a rhapsody. Always an ardent patriot, evsp when poor and unknown, Paderewski now spends huge sums on his country. If It were not for the more prac tical influence of his wife, Paderewski, rich as he is, would be poor. No ap peal for his country or less fortunate fellow countrymen can he hear in vain. Mme. Paderewski has made a rule of being present at all business interviews. This has made her many enemies. Paderewski would like, of all things, to buy an estate in Poland. Mme. Paderewski has, so far, dis suaded him, in spite of friends’ influ ence pulling the other way. His im mense popularity probably would set the authorities against him. And Paderewski gives way. They retire to HOLD WINE 1,600 YEARS OLD Famous Bottle in German Museum Was Taken From an Old Ro man Tomb. Berlin. —Wine of the “wonder-year,” 1911, the higher grade qualities of which are just coming on the whole sale market, is attaining record prices at the auctions at Mayence, Treves and other centers in the Rhine and Moselle districts. Seven thousand marks ($1,725) for of Nierstein er Karnzburg of the vintage of 1893 had for years occupied the top of the list in wine auction at once ran the prices, but the bidders at this year’s auction at once ran the prices for 1911 grades up to almost double this, the record figure reached for a “fuder” (a cask of about six hundred quarts) of Piesporter from the vineyard quarts) of Piesporter from the vineyard of Qount von Kesselstadt, for which 14,- 010 marks ($3,500) was paid at, the auction at Treves. This is a rate of almost $6 a bottle for two-year-old wine in the cask. The values of wine bring to mind the famous bottle in the historical mu •seum of Speyer. This container is of antique shape and was found in a Roman sarcophagus unearthed in 1867, to which is attributed an age of one thousand six hundred years. The bottle contains a white wine, covered on top with a resinous sub stance which was once olive oil, placed by the Romans* in the necks of wine bottles as a means of excluding the air add preserving liquid. Analysis proved the fluid to be wine, and other objects in the sarcophagus show that it dates from about 300 A. D. NO EVIDENCE OF A TUNNEL Question as to How General Morgan Escaped From Federal Prison Not Settled. Columbus. O. —The question. Did Qen. John H. Morgan, the dashing Con federate raider, tunnel his way oat of a cell in the Ohio penitentiary while a prisoner of war, or did his guards al io whim to escape? a subject of wide discussion since the war of the six ties, has not been settled by tearing Merges after each Polish visit; but this, his friends say, will be his last out of Poland. Merges is their Swiss home, where Mme. Paderewski finds life perfectly charming, with her wonderful fowls and parrots. Mme. Paderewski enemies contend that she keeps guard over him be cause she fears that he will become so Intensely interested in his own country that he will, want to give no more concerts and will thereby be ruined. Some three years ago, when in Austrian Poland, where in Cracow he unveiled the historical monument he had given to his countrymen in memory of a famous victory over the Germans, many tried to persuade him to enter politics, to become a mem ber of the Austrian parliament, for he is a splendid public speaker. Pade rewski suggestion had much charm for film. But reflection, and his wife, persuaded him to refuse the offer. He went back to Merges— and the concert hall. in England Paderewski’s influence and high social position have made even statesmen like Asquith and Sir Eld ward Grey, absorbed in larger pol itics and afraid of offending mighty Russia, in the Polish question. l U* The victorious Bulgarians paved the way for their successes in much the same manner. They had no Paderew ski, but King Ferdinand went around Europe “booming” his little country. Thanks to his efforts, the world heard of Bulgaria, which w r as merely Tur key’s slave forty years ago. The Slav world is waking up to great things. TRIBUTE TO TITANIC HEROES Fountain in Washington Will Be Memorial to Major Butt and Artist Millet. Washington. —Work on the founda tions for the beautiful fountain to be erected to the memory of Major Archi bald W. Butt, military aid to Presi dent Taft, and Francis Millet, the artist, who lost their lives in the Ti „ 1 1 'iwj.il Major Archibald W. Butt. tanic disaster, is to begin in the imme diate future. It was announced here. The siti of the fountain will be im mediately behind the White House grounds and Impressive ceremonies wiU mark the memorial’s dedication. Tile fountain is the remembrance of friends of the two men from all over the United States. The site was given by the government through a special act of congress. away the celt blocks In which General Morgan was held. Partial exploration of the air shaft under the Morgan £ell by prison offi cials failed to reveal the evidences of the tunnel to the satisfaction of those who contend that th| noted raider was allowed to pass out d| the front gate of the big institution. “The explorations so far conducted, i| 1 asserted, fall to show that the tunnel under the Mor gan cell had any ouftet or that it ex tended for any consAerable distance. The cell is being lA down, togeth- CANE IS NOW PROPER THING Women Carry Walking Sticks In Fifth Avenue and Central Park, New York. New York. —The women are carry ing canes again. The idea is quite in keeping with waistcoats and slashed skirts. Sometimes anew fad takes a peep at fashiondom; a few alert ones catch at it and appropriate it for a short time. Especially are Americans slow to take up new and faddish ideas. But on its second appearance it goes like hot cakes. Do you remember the “swagger sticks,” as the English army officers call them, that a few women carried two or three years ago? The ones carried now are larger, some of them, and every excuse under the sun is given for carrying them. In London, Paris and Rome the most fashionable women, old and young, are carrying them, so that they ore quite as usual as a parasol would be here. The new canes are about a foot longer than the gentleman’s cane; that is, about 48 inches. They are much lighter in weight and come in two varieties, one with a small knob and the other with the curved han dle. Ebony is perhaps the smartest wood used, with pimento or Malacca a close second. London is quite mad over the par tridge wood, although this is distinct ly a rougher cross country walking stick. The color is mottled, about the same as the partridge bird; and there are distinct ridges every two Inches which resemble the lines of the feath ers. With a rough tweed suit this looks better than the smoother woods do. One of the most delicate, on the other hand, is the throstle wood, a pastel greenish blue, which is dainty enough to be carried with the new silk suits. Although cot a few of the canes have appeared on the avenue, one of the large umbrella houses is selling a dozen a week to the members of the ultraexclusive set. Perhaps the best place to see them is in Central Park in the early morning. This morning or beauty walk has become quite a fad among the debutantes of upper Fifth avenue. POISON ON TOAST FOR CHILD “The Devil Got Into Me," Pleads Do mestic of Fifteen, Accused of Plot. Philadelphia, Pa. —Marion Gibbs, fifteen years old, of Neshaming, was arrested on a charge of trying to poison Sarah Schaffer, six years old, daughter of Henry Schaffer. She is said to have admitted tha* she spread poison on some toast bread she prepared for the girl. Asked to explain her conduct, the girl is al leged to have exclaimed: “The devil got into me and made me do it; I did not go to Sunday school.” Mr. Schaffer, father of Sarah, said he believed the girl, who was employ ed in his home, tried for a long time to murder his daughter by giving her slow doses of poison. Men Carry Fancy Parasols. Berlin. —The latest fashion hero is the carrying of fancy colored para sols by the men. Silk blouses, mark ed with plenty of fancy net-work are also considered very fashionable r.ad are worn by the men in very hot weather. Roses as Danger Signals. Philadelphia.—Red rose bushes,set near the Pennsylvania railroad tracks by Edward Bok of Marion were re moved because the road -officials feared engineers might mistake the blossoms for danger signals. Pittsburgh.—The “bobble” skirt not only endangers the life of the wearer but delays street car traffic. That la the opinion of local policemen and railroad officials. er with others in that block, and Ward en Thomas is preparing to convert that part of the prison into a, “hall of ethics” for the convicts. The Morgan cell has been the mee ca of thousands of sightseers every year, and its final disposition is as yet undecided. Warden Thomas has intimated that he will recommend that it be given to some Ohio municipality which will agree to preserve It Boston’s zoo contains six elk from Yellowstone park. Lad Loses In Skirmish, but Fi nally Wins Out. RUBS SALT ON HIDE Kansas Farmer Tells the Hired College Youth to “Salt the Critter,” and What Happened After That Makes the Story. Kansas City, Kan. —A fanner near here recently hired a city lad to help him with chores on the farm. The first morning he instructed the boy to take some salt out to the pasture and salt the calf. The boy took a quart of salt in a can, cought the “critter,” pressed Its neck between his knees, and then be gan vigorously rubbing the salt into the calf’s shoulders. Mr. Cowlet im mediately let out a whoop, and with a mighty center rush, landed the boy on his head, kicked him, scattered the salt in all directions and did a Marathon across the prairie, head up, back arched and tail bristling with rage. But Mr. City Lad was no weakling —he had not played on the freshman team for nothing, so he decided to salt that calf or die in the attempt. He went to the house, got a little cloth bag and filled it with salt, swung it over his shoulder and took after that calf, which was silhouetted against the sky, which meant a hill a half mile away. No sooner had the lad turned the corner to leave the corral than the calf saw him, and saw that ho didn’t skid a particle as he came around the corner, so he cleared a rod and a half at the first jump. But he was no match to the young college youth who had been chasing imaginary honors around a padded track for several hours each day all winter, and after 25 miles the calf gave up—the triumphant boy took him down and literally rubbed his soft hide full of salt. The calf* was perspiring, of course, and the salt was formed into a su penatural salt solution which, as it began to cool, precipitated until the poor calf looked like a walking piece of rock salt But the worst part of the story Is yet to come. A bunch of horses In the same pasture scented the salt and began to lick It off the enarged ' \ Scattered the Salt in All Directions. calf. They went after him so ’hard that they licked every bit of hair off. It then got cold, and the calf had to wear a sweater, and two pairs of trousers which the farmer’s wife made for him. Then, after two weeks, the horses all got sick and cost the farmer about S4OO to have a veterinary take a large hair ball from their stomachs. GIVES BLOOD TO ANOTHER Baltimore Man, After Attempting Sul c'de, Saves Life of Mother of Seven Children. Baltimore, Md. —After an unsuccess ful attempt to commit suicide. Cam milio Zanti, twenty-two years old, gave twc quarts of his blood to a mother of seven children who was in a dying condition at a hospital. It is said the woman will live. In a fit of despondency Zanti at tempted to end his life by firing a bul let into his brain. The ball was de flected and he suffered only a slight flesh wound. He was taken to a hos pital. For more than a month, lying in the same hospital, Mrs. Maria Maggio had been wasting away from loss of blood. Hopes for her recovery had been abandoned by the hospital physicians, for they could find no one who would consent to undergo a blood transfu sion operation. SUIT GIVES "TIP” ON TIPS Manicure Girl Laid Up* Fourteen Weeks by Accident Estimates Gra tuity Loss of $315. New York.—A question of the “tips” that come to a manicure girl are in rolved In a suit for SIO,OOO which Miss Elsie Shannon has brought against :he National Horse Show association. She says she was kicked by a horse while attending the show In 1911 and was confined to her home for 14 weeks. Asa result of this illness she says she lost sls a week In wages, and “tips” estimated at $315. She puts her dona tions from customers at between $22 and $23 a week. The association denied negligence, and charged Miss Shannon with hav ing visited the inelosure where the horses are kept to violation of tin rules. And one's hands from evil deeds. But to iruard one's tongue from tripping. What unceasing care it needs. Be you old or he you young. Oh. beware. Take good care Cf the tittle-tattle, tell-tale tongue. DISHES TO TRY. When a change la desired from the ordinary' frozen dishes. Grape Sherbet will be worth preparing: Soak half a box of gelatine In oold water to cov er, half an hour; cover with a cup of boiling water and let stand in a warm place until thoroughly dissolved. Boil two pints of water with one of sugar, add a pint of grape Juice, the Juice of two lemons and the dissolved gelatine. Cool and freeze. Serve in small glasses on grape leaves. Dutch Rabbit. —Prepare the rabbit and put an onion inside; put it into a baking pan and pour over it a cup ful of water. Cover with another pan and steam one hour. Remove the cov er and baste with the following mix ture: A tablespoonful of currant Jelly, half a cup of vinegar, a tablespoonful of fresh butter and a teaspoonful of prepared mustard. Serve with baked onions and brown gravy. Roast Duck and Rice. —Stuff the duck with five apples, five onions, four leavea of sage and thyme, fry brown In trfee tablespoonfuls of butter, add sufficient boiled rice to make of the consistency to handle, season with salt, celery seed and cayenne. Roast, bast ing often. Tuttl Fruttl Pudding. —This is a very rich pudding, and should be served in very small portions: Uss half a cup of beef suet chopped fine, one-half cup of butter, one cup of ma pie sirup, half a cup of sugar, one cun of sour cream Into which has been stirred a teaspoonful of soda, two eggs (whites and yolks beaten sepa rately) ; fold in a cup of flour, a cup of graham and a teaspoonful of cream of tartar sifted with the flour. Light ly flour a third of a cup of candled* cherries, a half cup of raisins, a fourth of a cup of citron and a half cup of al mond meats. Mix Into the mixture and steam In small molds for two hours. A hard sauce flavored with nutmeg is good for this pudding. Cherry Ice. —Pit and crush two quarts of cherries, sprinkle with a quart of sugar, add the crushed ker nels of a dozen cherries and let them stand two hours; add a pint of wa ter, press through a strainer and near ly freeze. When partly frozen, add the whites of two eggs beaten stiff Serve In glasses with fresh cherries to garnish. The importance of scientific cookery can hardly be exaggerated. Intellectual laboi Is, In Its origin, as dependent upon the arl of cookery as the disemlnatlon of Its re sults Is dependent upon paper-making and printing. SUMMER DESSERTS. There are any number of flavors and kinds of gelatine desserts on the market which, by the addition of boil ing water, are ready, when cold, to serve with cream and sugar. These desserts are good and easy to prepare, and have two qualifications which make them popular; but one tires of things too easy and unvaried. Banana Cream.—Beat the whites ol two eggs slightly, and add one-fourth of a cup of powdered sugar and, grad ually, three-fourths of a cup of hot cream. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens, then add two tablespoonfuls of gela tine soaked in half a cup of cold wa ter and two-thirds of a cup of sugar, of ice water and add the mashed pulp of Ice wate and add the mashed pulp of four bananas and one tablespoonful of lemon juice. Stir until the mix ture begins to thicken, then fold in the whip from three and a half cups of cream. Turn into a mild and chill thoroughly. Frangipan Pie. —Make and roll out to a fourth of an inch in thickness a good rich pastry. Cut the size of lay er cake, using a pan for a marker. Bake three of these crusts and put them together with sweetened, fla vored whipped cream. Any fruit may be added to the cream, if desired, or nuts may be used for variety. Straw berries are especially nice for this pie. A cupful of berries crushed and added to the cream makes a delicious flavor. Fruit Blanc Mange.—Mix well two tablespoonfuls of cornstarch and halt a cup of sugar; add to a pint of hot milk and cook until smooth, thick and the raw taste of the starch is removed, then add a beaten egg. and when cold pour over any fruit. Serve with cream or a thin custard. New Fuel for Autos. Rhodesia is distilling alcohol from I cornstalks and using it for fuel in au tomoblles and other Internal combus tion motors. | The Rarest Bird. “And why Js the stork the rarest bird?” “Because it is always about, but nobody ever sees it.” —Judge. s Some People Can’t Learn. Experience makes some people sad der and wiser, but It makes more peo ple merely sad. Telephone invades Jerusalem. The telephone has Invaded Jerusa lem, a system having been installed that connects official points, business houses and some residences. Last Known Survivor of Tribe. Andrew Harrison of New Britain, Conn., is the last known survivor of the Mohican tribe of Indians. University Founded in 1532. The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582 by a charter granted hr Kins James VL of Scotland.