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NOVEMBER 6, 1909
THE PIOCHE RECORD 3 AGE TWO . ... 1 VIEWS OF LITTLE Ml (II A Dt hilLLIUllhlllL If .1 . j had knowu her all my life, and I loved Billy McCIifltOCk, Aged SiX, WnO the boy. That is the reason 1 an jflKbt u , c "i ' In la tbe courts to keep him. I have Has Dig Fortune. no Interest in the fortune. I have been '. allowed 400 a month for the expenses .,.. of the hoy and have kept within that CLAIMED BY TWO GUARDIANS, allowance!" Loo Whoso Fortune Is Estimated at $2,000,000 to $3,GOO,C0O Bono of Con tention He Wants to Da an Engl eer. . , With the maturity that comes from having lived for six years, Billy Mc CliutoVk of Chicago in an Interview set forth his4 views on things as they are anil ought to be. Billy Is the boy worth from $2,000, 000 to $3,000,000 for the direction of whoae future two different and differ ing guardians are lighting. The oppo nents In the contest are Attorney A. F. Reich ma mi and Mrs. William Shep pard. lint court lights do not Interest the youthful ?.ir. . McCllntock eeclally. During the lurervlew he nut in A great upholstered divan, into which he sank ! so riecnlv that It seemed as if we . might nut be able to mover bi n. anl his less, lusteu.l of extending down- j ward, stuck straight out like two f.it little pins. The Interview- .took ;he in the big. old fashioned b'nse wbre be lives with Mr. and Mr-, sheppard. . v Wants to Be an Engineer. "When I am oldir."siild Hilly. "I ex pect to be a locomotive engineer." lie rau hla dimpled baud through his brown locks. "And 1 shall uot have curly hair." Ills hair at present Is tery curly. . "You will, of course, have charge of Twentieth Century train?" the Inter viewer asked. "1 shall take my train over the mountains." he answered, "the high mountains, the mountain covered with, snow, Then I shall go through Texas." Tlavliig delivered himself of these re marks, be suddenly became covered! .with confusion and bid his sensitive, delicate little face la his hands. "I've got a bank made like a fog, and 1 put penuies in it every week," he remarked after recovering from his momentary embarrassment. The re porter bmt halt t-xiwri&l Jo refer. .to this part of the Interview as his views n finance, but suddeuly Billy became an extremely little boy, no less In look than In speech. - . , "1 have lots of money." he said quite happily. "1 buy a bat. an engine, a dolly aud some candy. 1 spend some times 25 cents a week that Is, with hat I put In my bank." Has His Own Automcbile. 1 BUppose you have an automobile of your own?" "Yes," he said, his childish features light lug with pleasure. "This fall I'm going to start to school," he said, dis regarding continuity. "Yes. you bet I j want to. Wuy? well, I don't want so grow up a know nothing." ' "You want to go to a school where there are all little girls, I suppose," suggested the Interviewer. "I want to go where there are all lit tle girls," was the prompt answer. "la there some Ultle girl nicer thun all the other little girls?" was the nat ural question. After succumbing, for a brief period to flushed confusion he admitted that there was. "It's Marie," be said to Mrs. Sheppard. "She has beautiful golden curls, has she?" asked the luteri lower.'-. "Yes" auswered Billy. Wheu Mrs. Sheppard said, "Why, Billy, she has dark hair," he answered "She hasn't." and he exhibited a juvenile iuiperlous ess which had alt of the earmarks of being of frequent recurrence. r Amount of Estate Unknown. Nobody knows how great Is the wealth of little Billy. The trustee of tbe estate U preparing a report which will be made public. ; William McCliutock. Sr., who died iu an automobile acctdeut two years ago. lived so economically and his wife tressed to simply that neighbors who lived In the vicinity of their residence could not even guess whether the fam ily was poor or wealthy. Irk t.. klul la lit Ktiaafnl Ignorance of it all as be playa about the house built thirty years ago aud , wanders among galleries of costly paintings and statuary collected by the founder of the fortune. ' May Be Worth $3,500,000. William Sheppard, husband of Mrs. Sheppard, said that he believed the fortune of Mr. McCllntock's former .wife was $2,-100,000 before she died . - ---- , - - , nd left it to her husband. Sheppard expressed the belief that the real es- tate belonging to the boy was worth $3,500,000. -'. , "But ray wife and 1 have no interest whatever In the estate." tie sara. 1 ri Sheppard's guardiausblp Is merely of the child, and she haft nothing what ever to do with the fortune." . "Jest before Mrs. McCllntock died she took. both of my hands to hers," said Mrs. Fheppard. "and told me she wanted me to care for little Billy. I Costs Mora to Food Soldier. A year ago the dally ration of a soldier coat Untie Sam 19.65 cents: today it costs 21.5 cents. At this rate Uncle Ram's market bill for bis soldier boys will be $1,540,200 bigger thin laat year. ' CRANE A FINE LINGUIST. Chinei Among the Acoomplishmeits of Deposed Minister. ,'- .Charles It. Crane, appointed minister to China by President Taft and re quested to resign by Secretary Knox because of alleged indiscreet comments on the China-Japan treaty relating to Manchuria, U a Chicago man and the son of a millionaire father, Richard T. Crane, who doesn't believe jp colleges. "Instead of teaching vounc men to i Keck labor." says the elder Craue of "Uw "?nti of .learning, "they '"'' ,1,cn lo despise it, aud the stu- deists leave I he schools with the feel ing thill they are too good to work and smart enough to make iti-.-U living hr their witO So Filch cducnt'on r..-s he ww'-.i get In the Chicago public schools v:;x eorj- J tddered rt cii:,.h for Cm;: r lea R. Crane, j Ills fat her thought- he could graduate with honors In the college of hard 1 knocks and pnt - him Iu the way of dotng It by setting him to work In hi i ! own manufacturing plant In-Chlwvro. -Donning overalls. and Jumper .vrtuo.; Crane learned the business from ih"i bottom upward, and after servl:!.:; ::i crcAiti.rcs a. on in a. various capacities from the iatb to the bookkeeper's stool be became vice president of tbe concern In 1304 aud took charge' of the foreign busi ness of the company. Mr. Crane thus started his career as a traveler, which In itself has been a liberal edw-atiou. He also studied the languages of the countries which he visited. Early lu the course of his business affairs he weut to Russia, where the Crape company has exteuslve Inter ests, lie went Into all the provinces. He met oftk ials and peasants and made a close study of life in the realm of the czar. He was well received at the Russian court and soon became an au thority on Russian affairs. - Wheu he was not In Chicago or Rus sia Mr. Craue was off ranging the globe elsewhere. A keen power of Observation; continual travel and con tinuous study soon developed In him a deep knowledge of men and affairs. During his travels Mr. Crane apent much time iti China, his business In terests taking him Jnto every prov ince. He came Into close contact with all classes of Mongolians. In hU home is a large; collection of curios of hla many visits to Chiun. Among the twelve languages with which he is con rersant is Chinese. AMUNDSEN'S UNIQUE PLAN. He Will Hcrness Polar Besrs to His Arctic Sledges Canto In Roald Aumndseu. a widely known Norwegian explorer, who is about to start ou a polar expedition, has decided to tcy a remarkable Inno vation In .the use of draft auimals for polar travel. He will endeavor to make polar bears draw bis sledges. Rnmo flmn nrrn Pnntaitl AmunilflPU - o j i'- - . I made m contract with Carl Uagenbeck j. ot Hamburg. Germany, a famous ant- mal traluer, for twenty Ice bears three years " old. Ilagenbeck's men Lave n tndnstriouftlv tmlnlntr the boars I r for a month, ana tue ieom ti ars to promise success for them in polar work. , - ... ...... ,, Peary. Cook and ail the other polar explorers have used dogs to drag theit sledges. When provisions ran low t.hf doga bad to be killed and the meat M to the surviving dogs. Very seldom, only when actually compelled, have the explorers Kved on arctic dog meat. With the polar bears it Is different. Should provisions run low a bear could be killed atrd the larder of the expedi tion be greatly replenished. BASEBALL'S RECORD SEASON. Will Rank as the Most Successful In the Game's History. This year's baseball season of the National and American leagues will rank as tbe most successful in tbe his tory of the national game. According to estimated figures, the combined at tendance reached tbe unparalleled to tal of 7.978.108, more than 700,000 in excess of the great ; record of 1908. Both leagues showed an Increase over the previous season, but tbe American ontdrew the cider organization by 103, 048. ' ,; : ' The honors for the greatest attend ance was carried off by the New York Nationals.- a total of 783.700 persons wltitWKltitf the games at the Polo grounds.'' an average of 12.439. The Athletics of Philadelphia finished sec ond with a total of 674.015, an average of 10,545 to a game. The Boston Amer icans were third and, the Chicago Na tionals fourth. The largest crowd at a single game luring the season was on Sept. 18. The Athletic-Detroit ame at Philadelphia Is said to have drawn 35,409 persons. OF Discussed by Gompers During His Trip Abroad. STEP FORWARD TAKEN. Caust Advanced by Visit of American Federation's President, He Think. Found Greatest Contrasts In France. Most Contentment, Most Poverty. Returning to America from hla European trip, Samuel Gompers, pres ident of the American Federation of Labor, declared himself happy that be had worked to good purpose in bring ing about a better understanding be tween Great Britain and the continent of Europe and between Europe aud the American trades union movement s understood by tbe American Fed eration of Labor. "My vacation was nothlug but haul work," he said, "but I have seen a lot of Interesting things. I am glad to be home." Traveling with Mr. Gompers In his; rapid Journey was James W. Sullivan of the New York Typographical union. They Interviewed government officials and labor leaders. 'doing little sight seeing after their , work was doue. Mr. Gompers-went away to atteud as a "near," or fraternal, delegate the British trades union conference at Ipswich, England, meeting on the first VHJL 1 f v SAHOKi ooatraM. Monday of September, and also the International trades union conference In Paris, following the other assem blage. -; ;h" -. .:. , " .'."' ''- Stop Forward Taken. He received respectful attention at both meetings and feela that a step forward has been taken in tbe direc tion of the formation of an Interna tlonal trades union league. He repre sented the interests of the people of America and made strong arguments. "rt. p...; ' rf an International WORKMEN -A s 3 federation' cw ,fWim aa a suggestion," said Mr. Gompers. "It could not come aa a- motion, but It was printed upon the order of the proceedings for , the conference ... at Budapest next year. '. "I spoke on tbe questions that might affect American labor unions. Tbey have a scale of wages abroad, aud many organizations have agreements with their employers. "My report will be mode to the twenty-eighth annual convention of the American Federation of Labor at Toronto, the first convention ever held In Canada in heed of the request of Canadian labor on Nov. 8. The 'con vention will coutlnue two weeks. Most Contentment, Most Poverty. "I seemed to find the most content ment and the most poverty in the ac tual meaning of that term in France. It is the French characteristic or tem perament to be satisfied, but this re minds me of the man who didn't be lieve In strikes, as the story was told me by David Lublu of California. American permanent delegate to the Jnternatiou.-ii Institute of Agriculture in Italy,, which has a spler.Uld I'V 1 ing. Egypt, this man said, had r.; strikes, but in Egypt, he was remind ed, nieu go about wearing sacks for clothes, with a hole In each corner fur sleeves. : : "A healthy discontent with exlstiu conditions, well controlled and well or ganized, makes for social improvement and the good of all the people." Mr. Gompers said he wanted to get back before the decision of the Unlleu" States court of appeals In tbe Buc ks Stove and Range company's injunc tion case, in which he. John Mitchell, now of the trade agreement depart ment of the National Trade federation, and Frank Morrison were each sen tenced to six mouths' imprlsouraeut for contempt of court for continuing the encouragement iu print and speec h of a boycott. They appealed from the decision. i j I am ready to go to jail anywhere.'" said Mr. Gompers, "In defense of tV right of American speech." Will Leave Million For Peace. Edwiu OInn, the publisher of Bos ton, an earnest advocate. .of Interna tional peace, has made provision In hts will that on his death $1,000,000 shall become available for the cause of universal peaces He will also con tribute $50,000 annually to the peace :ause during the remaining years of als life. FOLK AHGRY. Object to Being Called Unclean by Preacher. RESECT DR. AKED'S REMARKS Sothern Retorts by 8aylng He Has Had Clergyman In His Company and Has Found Them Very Well Be haved. .., ' . In speaking of the lujustlee of prej udice the Rev. Dr. Charles F. Aked, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church of New York, the church at- ! tended by John. D. Rockefeller, "said: "Take the case of actors and ac tresses. All Christian people put them under the ban. All Christian people regard them as unclean, and I tell you that Christian people-have no right to be surprised If they act as though they were unclean." f r j c The statement has aroused the lend ing figures of the stage aa few other utterances have done In recent years. The general attitude Is that Dr. Aked's statement belongs to the time when the English statutes classed actors as vagabonds. When E. H. Sothern commented on the matter Miss Julia . Marlowe waa present and smiled frequent approval of the actor's satirical remarks. "Until I read Dr. Aked's statement 1 did not know actors and actresses as a class had been placed under a ban by all Christian people and that 'all Christian people regard them as un clean. " said Sothern. "But if we are It is eminently proper for him to plead our cause In the pulpit, that we may get a fair chance. Clergymen on the Stage. "But this occurs to me. Though one continually bears of eccentric conduct on the part of persons connected with the church,' there has not been, so far as I am aware, any unkindly criticism of those persona by. the men and wo men of the stage. We have looked charitably upon these backslidlngs as the result of ordinary human frailties. We have never thought of ostracizing these church people as a class. 1 have some delightful friends among tbe clergy. - "I have had In my companies three clergymen, acd we found them very well behaved. There really was noth STAGE lng objectionable about tnem. One clergyman came to me while I was preparing The Proud Prince and asked for an engagement. He said be wished to exchange the pulpit for the stage, for just what reasou 1 cannot now recollect. Perhaps "it was his voice. "I thought of taking bim. and he hastened to friends to tell of bis good luck. He returned uext day and said his friends thought he had better with draw because he might not find the people in the company proper persons to associate with. I replied in all good humor that be need not let that deter him frem earning bis living with us, as tbe Important thing might prove to be whether the people in the com pany would wish to associate with him. 'Besides,' said I. 'admitting we are a depraved lot, this la tbe place for you, a clergyman, right here in our sinful midst.,, Redeem us, act with us, pray with us, save us.' "He was a good natured, stupid look ing sort of fellow, and he laughed and went away and left us to our wicked ness. Well, he meant well. Dr. Aked means well. We all mean well. It is good to kuow that we are uuclenn we can no - Ih-k'u d reform. -f ClerjjyrV.en and Actors In Jcils. "Some tiure ago a clergyman started some such dts.us.sion a3 this, and the next day there appeared Id the records -of a legislative debate n statement that 4,000 churchmen were coufined In jails, inebriate asylums or' kindred in stitutions. At that time there were but three actors lo the country con fined in like places." Miss Rose Coghlan, a distinguished member of an old stage family, was Incensed by Dr. Aked's sermon. - "Perhaps, Dr. Aked got his idea ft-f-:n the fact that actors and actresses are contbiually before the public and tVir troubles are thoroughly aired. C ti-' M erable spare is given by ' uewspnjvrs to the troubles of society folk, u.vil If newspaper Interest continues to . in crease 1 u them It won't be lon before Dr. Aked will be able to get up in the pulpit and say that all Christinas put society men aud women under the Imu and regard them as uucleao. it is merely a matter of publicity, that's all."'''' '. - : ?' "Dr. Aked's statements could have been Inspired only by a desire for no toriety." said Robert Edeson. "It is Btrange that a people so low In the eyes of Christians shonld continually be besieged by these very Christians with pleas for fluanclal aid for chari ties, itknow of no other class of men iuiwohien who .give so freely to all worthy charities, uot" only Tof " their money, but their art and their time, as do the people of the stage.", TOBACCO'S NEW RIVAL Chicago Students Turning From Ciga rettes and Pipes to Chocolate. Chocolate is replacing the pipe and the cigarette as the really wicked and manly indulgence of Cbi: ago univer sity men If the result of the Inst re port of the Reynolds club indicates anything. It shows that there was al most as much chocolate sold as to bacco. It. is eateu right iu the .Mub rooras and In Inre Quantities. The club, a men's Institution, has over 500 members. '" When Opportunity Knocks. A New Jersey farmer whose farm la near a school for boys was greatly annoyed by the depredations of the youngsters. Finding two of the boys helping themselves : to , his choice ap ples, be ushered them from his prem ises, ably . assisted by the ''toe; of his noot. -r:.. ' The , following day - he found the same boys loitering in the vicinity of hia orchard fence. "What you young scamps bangln' round here for?" he shouted. "I told you yesterday what you'd git if I caught you on my land ag'ln." "Yes, air, we remember," explained the spokesman. "We didn't come for apples this time. We came to ask yon to Join our football elevensHarpers' Weekly. ' -. ' '" ' : 'v-;' LEARNING HOW TO WAIT. .rt of Tending Table Gracefully Taught - at Chloago University. There is now a school for waiters at the University of Chicago. Forty young men, who combine a deep knowl edge of psychology and ethics wlthji gift of breaklug dishes and spilling soap on professors, are being taught tbe gentle art of serving food in an ultra-cultured manner at Hutchinson hall, the university commons. , Englishwoman's Unique Honor. Miss lry E. Woodward, M. D.. has been admitted to full membership in the Royal College of Physicians of London. It la the first time In its his tory that this body has conferred the coveted M. R. C. P. upon a woman, although fotrie women have obtained the L. R."C P., which indicates that the holder has been licensed to prac tice' medkme. si'