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r l 5. I tl CM k ".' er. L r f: i- I M 3w SEE km-i iim lfJJ J 11IJJ1"-.1," lJ8fe VM TALKED r J-iy ri6ft'MarV'temirtf ' n (CopyrlHt, by yxptUJJ'ub. Co.) It u right hero !n this restaurant that It happened. I'll remember It long after 1 forget my debts. I was sitting OTcr there at that table In that end seat, while across thtro at that other tablo waa a man with a big, sly scar on hie forehead and only ce eyo. Wall, J saw him look up suddenly with afK,t?e4rcrccognltlon, and then lie ducked-his head and sort of hid his faceijf HI0 heard, and Just then meck,eljlOK little man, la a gray tweed suit, hung up hla hat and sat town opposite the one-eyed man, He put on his glasses, tucked a aapkln 4r hir chin, and, talcing the Bll-of-fart,,fram between the Tlnegar . and ketcftp bottles, studied It like It u were a t;kf'lord, and he was T to make a dMBcult move. about The lelrlnfW and stood by his Chair. "1 guess 1'U take a little soup," Vd orOefW. telling over the top 'rims of his glasees. The-geT' brought the soup, a glass 4i water and a yieoe ef butter, and get his oj&ejr lor roast beef, rare, veg Ubleta4 J4: then she went back the. klUhen aid the UlUe man, the t-ere chap and myself were left afftne 'with- ur three plates of soup. 11 was what lii called alphabet soup - tkjo, clear soup, with little tesdle or cracker letters In It ,The MU that eat hero ,eall It A B C eWterio Tauitters sweH' after 'j're la-tfee soup, but even then ttey exeat a "Mtlrd of an Inoh long, n always strtkoe me as a eort of tOT6ibD. "Well,, p littlo man was about to Begin on nis piaie, wnon mo one-eyea top acYSse . from him accidentally fetusbed'hlsfork off the table to the bW. a'atfjln stooping to get It, kicked H larthee under the table. As the lit tle man pushed back his chair and raped- fqr the fork, obliging like, 1 saw trio one-eyed fellow quickly pass Me hand, .oyer the other's plate of aeup, nelf ho were dropping some tMng tnta-Jt, Tho, AUtle, jnan recovered the fork, returneilJt-Jo his neighbor, and tak lag up hjs spoon, vrza about to begin eatlnff,"trhttn his hand was suddenly stayed, abd his face turned kind of gray, aa-if, he-saw a ghost in his plate. Auobemjnetant he looked up with his eyes' sticking ot llko a frog's bo hind rLfrtasBCs, and yelled; "Poia oaedrJ The one-eyed chap jumped as if some brie Shad flung a noose about his neck", .seized, 'bis' hat and rushed ihto the street - ' ""Hallo! l-ri'ed. "What's wrong?" ' Tbe'llttlUhittn, with his spoon' in his fcaml' dnaf trs'napkln tucked tlndor- his ealh, stared from me to the' vacant wiat.-tfhiPttien' backto 'tsrsoop. folsdnfcd.KKJW repeated.' ' ' - I got urfand-'looked over his, shoul der lntb'hl-aoup. By George! if eight of thoecp MOo .noodle Jettert-hadn't arrange.'Vtiemselves-thIs way: v. "Th'tfltt-tirtnp looked at me slyly. tWy'ptf inJuVgin" the took" did It Tor a 5okr!rife aikeaV ' ' '" "T-ke" eoobt'AJ exclaimed." noticing a blue eedlmentJa the soup- that 'wasn't - ifc Jnckv'i6 yes certainly! -very JfcelyHXoufcblawed Idiot!" 1 -He.gayjm& hurt look. Xclamed Mlot'" J repeated. ."I fW tpneisied man..d.rop something kteW J) whn WH Jtot b,l3 fork, d,xl)J,-iQnJybacuse thcBe, little crackfif liters happened, pne.tlme. In issatouarn:jL a dead man! Why! "H'a e. mltacltfT-nothlng short of provl-fn-yftUftPu're alive." t called Iho proprietor, explained the tfifeAimRtanee,. and bad, th.o soup Jtaken,.,t.,a chemist. The blue sedl went 'M. -the deadliest, swifteBt jpplsonlnown, iJtJrtJ.eTery punch In your meal ticket that causes a plate of soup to laijc ana saves amis s jub. ' ' ' X" Ternperanee Talk. Hal'vCti(Ee,l"the famous first base man; Vaa advocating teetotallsm amonhkll players. Ho argued well, and la' the midst of his argument he toldVstqry. "Leroy Vigors, a friend "of. mine," he said, f'turned up to play in an ama teur game with a skate on. "When Ylgors stepped up to the bat, haiuiled a sl)ly smile and said ,tq the Jqmplre:, " I, shee (hroe bats an' three balls Aere. 'wut I to hie dot' " 'IJIt the, middle ball,' said (he urn jlre, ' " "DUt Vigors struck out " ')arn ye", Vlgora,' said a coach, 'w'hy didn't you 'hit' the' middle ball, like trio umpire told youT' ' 1 did,' said Vigors, with an injured air. 'only I bit It with thtH-h'lc out side bat.'" Lizards That Break In Two. Some kind of lizards break In two when suddenly startled. In tho bush rn Australia tie traveler often comes aorostf a number of these little silvery reptiles basking ou a log er pleco of old bark. As soon as they perceive the invader there Is a great commotion,-- they dart hither and thither so quickly that the eye can scarcely fol low their movements. The effects of the shock, axe ovidenj from the quanti fy of wrlggMnfi kJlirlyinffcabout, which have been east PtjBi&hgJwrrjr; wMJe th, BmUWftc: o.wnes y bq ,sn siwutj away tp safety still wagEjaf ie stUBsys that remalu. as THAT Jf.MES & SHEIM Tk 8IDELI0HT8 ON NOMINEE FOR yxcrntaSmm,mmmMm la Very Popular In His Home City of Utica, N. Y. Fond of National Game and an Inveterate Reader of Fiction. Utlcn, N. Y. "Jim" Sherman, the Republican candidate for vlce-jresl-tlcnt. Is very popular hero. So 1b his family. Ho has several brothers and one of thorn. Richard W., finished a second term as mayor of Utica Inst tnnuary. The mayor Is a Democrat. So Is the whole Sherman family ex cepting Jim. He, too, used to be a Democrat, but In 187C, shortly after porvlnj? ns a Domocrntlc delcgato In ho slate convention, ho became a Re itibllcnn. Ten years later his new mrty sent him to congress and ho has been there ever since, except for iho two yoars 1891-93, having been one jf the many who wore swamped In the Democratic tidal wnvo of 1890. - "Jim" Ib chairman of the local Ice trust, and his brother, whllo mayor, got after him In warm style, making sensational charges against tho trust. However, all the Sherman brothers 11 ro tho best of friends. Mr. Sherman camo most widely in national repute when In 19DC ho .was chairman of tho Republican congres sional committee In charge of tho cam paign. It wan in that campaign that ho earned the sobriquet "Send Your Dollar. JUm," or "Dollar Jim,'.'. as the solicitor and recipient of dollar contrl butlanB, suggested by President Roose velt when so much was being saftTIn criticism of great campaign contrlbu tloiiB by corporations Sherman had the fight of his career In that same campaign to retain his own seat, for thero was strong" oppofsl-' tlon organized In his district Samuel Gompers personally campaigned against him. Also opposing him were the anti-organizations Republicans, the, Democrats, united laborltes nnd Inde pendence leaguers, besides the candi dates of lesser parties, and the cam paign was active. . She'rmnn's plurality riotobjHoffettStndle OKuo James S. Sherman. two years earlier had ' bejn .fj.'ftS. Sherman won the election' by 4 w) M When the ,faln keeps Mr. Shermap Jndoors he can usually be,fouu4.n grossed In a piece of Action. He its an Inveterate fiction reader: Not that he has neglected the clashes; but' he prefers something llffhter for Ills fee-, roatlon hourB. Once when Reed was speaker of tho houso he 1 telegraphed that ho would go to $herman's"hpme in New York to discuss a matter with Him, and asked him to have n certain report ready. When tho speaker arrived at the Sherman homer he found the congress man poring over n book, deeply In terested In it. "Ah, looking up data, on our mat ter?" commented Mr. Reed. "Yes," replied Sherman. "Just wait a minute; I want to see if the heroine really weds this follow or not I'm Interested." A story is told of Mr. Sherman that ho was in his committee room at Washington one evening dictating a -port to his stenographer while two agos were carrying on a discussion h to the relative batting ability of .ajolo and tho Into Delehanty. Mr. hdrnmn apparently was engrossed 1n jo loportH and figures In front pt him, nd Imscbull scores and averages coined the furthest from Ills mind. Lajole baited .402. last year',',' said me of tho pages, "and Delehanty has ot hit inoro'n a double this year, He's inttln' about .200, If that much." Ho batted .316 up to yesterday, lOiiny," came the sudden Interruption roni Congressman Sherman, "and he oads the league in extra base hits. nd you'vo got tho Lajole dope wrong lu batted .406." And then be resumed An dictation. Mrs. James 8. Sherman Is a woman af attractive address, who Is In no ionso n social butterfly and who has In Washington confined her social ef forts and attentions to tho congres ilonal set and such matters as aro le inliod of a representative's wife. Her leallh is not such as to permit a strou aous social campaign. Ot the three Sherman sons, the old 3t. Sherrlll, is 25, married, something if a golf champion, and 1b not'o toiler n tho Utica Trust Co. bank. Richard J Sherman, tho second son, is nrc nattor of mnthomatlcs in Hamilton col oge, and 1b the youngest professor in lie InsUtyUon. The third sou, Thomas, ' .BllinfMiBBBBH "" inEP ' vWLI JBB t.ftrfBBBm aaxjuA aaaaaB BBBKBBKKiAABBBBBBBBBlBBBBBB BBl 'BbBIbB" iaBBBBBBBM bbbbbbV.bbbbbCL, bbbbbbbbbI BBBBBBBBMBBBBHBV-iiBBBBBBBBBBBl bbbbbbbbbbV' VHjbbbbbbbbbbI bbbbbbbbbbbbT ZEmKTM aaaaaav vawBaavi iaaaaaaaw bbbbbbbbbbbbI'" Sbbbf bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbI I , a I I ' I ! ' inn.n.,iii 11 III I j . M 11 1 MINE OWNER TO WED ACTRESS. James MacMlllan Started tje at Bafa Prnnclsco.-r.TftmCB' Hdrry 'Mar- vado, who la roported engaged to Miss Ednn Goodrich, tho actress, began life at 20 years of ago ns a newspaper re porter in Ogden, Utah. He went from ono western paper to another, until he became city editor of the Ana conda Standard, which nt that time was owned by Marcus Daly. Still following his newspaper work, Tie be came interested in mining In the old r jrie3 &vz&r SiACStlLLAN 'Georgetown .district, and developed several properties there. Having plenty of ready cash and a fondness for theatricals, he went to Montana, where he operated three theaters, one legitimate and two vaiidevHlo houses. With still a high regard of the news paper profession he went" to Goldfleld, where , he .published and . conducted the Dally Sun, now the Tribune, which was the first daily paper to be pub lished in Goldfleld. Seven months later ho sold out and) returned to -mining. J ' In the Manhattan district ho organ ized and developed the Manhattan Chipmunk property, after which he went back to Goldfleld and, In partner ship secured a lease of the Mohawk Jumbo mine. The production from the lease in five monthB netted the sum of 11,038,000, with more than $1,000,000 worth of ore,In .sight v Mr. MacMlllan is connected with a j large number of mining companies m J presiaeni ana airecior, ana -is asso ciated with some of th'e country's best known multimillionaires. Ho per sonally controls -some 200, claims in. khe state of Nevada. ' JN Mr MacMlllan met "MlSb 'Goodrich for the first time some months ago, srhcn.iihe was. playJn&uinengagoment in Goldfleld with Nat C. Goodwin's company Mr. MacMlllan was born Jutfe 22, 1878," in'Nevada. "" " " I .' tv HOME OF FAIRY, TALES. j House Where Hans Andersen Was' .BornvwMuu. London. The little house at Qden-' se, -Denmark, wnere' HanS Andersen was .born, has.justbeeni acquiredby the town, restored, ( Ajja filled .withi mementoes of the' famous fairy tale, laVo In- writer,-' making lt'one'of.jt'h'er'niost Ltorqstlng of literary shrines., There Birthplace of Hans Andersen. are pictures, busts, first editions of the fairy tales, the famous original lead- I pencil drawings for the tales by tho Danish illustrator Petersen tnese. perhaps, the finest things In the mu seumand many other interesting relics. Ono of the busts ot Andersen is that made ty Joseph Durham, the English sculptor, in ono hour. Here, also, are tho Andersen's silk bat, um brella, trunk and traveling bag, his will, and the lasts on which his boots were made, which, says the little guldo book to the museum, "do not testify favourably to the beauty ot his feet- Chicago's Five Maiden Aunts. Chicago is boasting ot Its "five maiden aunts" and declaring that they have done more toward securing bet ter Industrial conditions in that city and In the country at largo than any other liko number ot citizens, men or women, in the world, fhe "five maiden aunts" are Jano Ad dams of Hull House; Julia Lathrop, a charity expert: Mary McDowell, ot tho University Settlement; Margaret Haley, who organized tho Teachers' Federation, and Dr. Cornelia Do Bey, a practicing physician, who secured the settlement ot the great stockyard strike by arbitration. Dr. De Bey has Pllbb been' prominent in Investigating factory Violations ot tho child labor I Uvn wd to a member ot the Chicago fc . amWVBBBBBkk. sssr L. ! '-mA VBBBBBBBtRaiBBBBBBBk' IMW ' ; . ' I ' I I ' " 1 . ' 'I I " ' '1' I , mia, ii.i ,dm n.... 1 ,.y ;!; IN THE KEY OF A FLAT J.aKA.- ' UNHILDA'S Eng lish was limited, but she learned like a flash. For three weeks after her arrival In the kitchen of the llawley flat noth ing happened but good meals nnd cleanliness. Then, one Thursday aft ernoon, she tolled up tho back stairs ot the building to flndhortelf locked out After an Instant of surprlrfb she re membered that Mrs. Hawley had In structed her to leavo the back door key at borne that day and to let her self In at the front door with the key which she would And under the car pet on the first step ot the stairway which ltd to the third floor. Stopping Just long enough to catch her breath and to deposit her paokages on the refrigerator outside the kitchen door, Gunhllda made her way down again and around the building to the front where she found the key as ril rrcted and let herself in. That was Just ten minutes before Mrs. Hawley came home. During these ton minutes Gunhilda's voice was lifted up la walls that brought .the .inmates of-several-other flats to1 Inquire who was being murdered. The cause of these walls was that, while Gunhllda was on her way from; tho back door to the front some one bad snatched and run away with tha bundles rhk had left on tho refrigera tor precious tmndles, ono containing a new lingerie waist and the other areas goods for an Alice blue suit. "Oh, Msm Hawley, it was a so pretty AyUes blue!" Gunhllda reiter ated through her tears, evidently feek luu-that the color lent blackness to tie crime. "I not know this was stealing place!" "There, there, Gunhllda! It's not stolen. There's some mistake; wo shall find it." Mrs. Hawley spoke soothingly. After a thorough investigation, how ever, she was almost ready to admit that Gunhllda might be right. Then sho discovered the laundry bundle which should have been taken away that day and went straight to the telfr; phone. The wagon was still out, she learned from the 'laundry. She might call up again in an hour.- Through that hour Gunhilda's tears flowed copiously. "We'll find your things safe at the laundry, Gunhllda," Mrs. Hawley kept answering-. The man must have come up and taken them, thinking they were, .tlje soiled .clothes put out thore for him." ButJjWhn the-jhour hadended back came word that no bundle of any sort had been collected from tho Hawley flat that day. "Now,. Gunljllda," said Ms. Hawlejf, pitching- Ijer Voice' high In her d'dter mlnation to ,b,o understood. "Listen, to me. "'Stealing1 may 'happen any where you go,, but I shall send for a. policeman and get him to find the thief, that. tpOk your things.. Tnetf. after tha.t, the thieves will keep away, ironr here". "You 'stay' right here and. you will see." j Gunhllda listened unmoved. Just how much she understood it was . Inn possible to know, b ut; apparently, no,t, e,Te,n the prompt appear ance' "of 'two im passive plain clothes men, who called In answer jtp Mrs. Hawley's summons, had apy effect on her state ot mind. The plain clothes men asked questions with preternatural solemnity. Every fam ily in the building was Interrogated before they stopped, "They not find. I go to-morrow. I frald stay In stealing place," Gun hllda was saying for the hundredth time, as she sadly set the dinner on the table. Though Hawley himself was at home by that time and was eagerly ottering her another waist and Alice blue gown It she'd stay, Gunhllda con tluued to shake her head. "I' not llko stealing place," sho re plied. Then she went to her bedroom iuid seemed to be packing her trunk. JuBt then Hawley threw up both bands. "Hold on," he broke In. Rushing Into the next room he shut tho door behind him. Tho sound of hla volco at the telephone was heard, but the words wero indistinguishable. Then he came out aad smilingly hand sa the plain-clothes man one of his best cigars, "Just another one of these feminine false alarms," ha announced, Indulgent ly. "You see, I badn't happeaed to mention to Mrs. Hawley that I changed laundries last week Come to find out, It was & man from the new place that took the girl's bundles by mistake. They've got 'em there, safe and sound, and they'll send 'em right over." "But, Brown Hawley" began his wife. "I don't blamt you a kit my dear," Im assured her, magplflcentb. "it was a perfect Jiaqral mistake, jfB a mighty good tife'g I remembered, those. Saved the tttu&tlea aX IL efc?"-Cblcas,c- Daily Mtva. A pi P fjjgL. , I 1 'knIbbbbR-X ill tT' Rf ilwP 1 ,j Ibbbbbu'bp i-4TM wmr JX - lU'lfe'.' H1 4 HARE LiqRAny OF BURNS. Governmerit Botanist Has Bullded to Glory of Scotch Poet. Washington. There la One man irt Washington to whom every eongrcss- man must apply, and to whom nearly overy congressman does apply, for Ms allotment of palms, ferns nnd ether potted plants, for It should bo known that congressmen In getting what they can, rarely overlook tho trifle of these potted grcoiiB. Truth is, they do not always seek this botanic perquisite for their own or their family's use. It sometimes goes to an insistent, per suasive or useful constituent This man whom every congressman hunts up, or hunts down, once or oft- William R. Smith. ener ovory session, Is a Scotchman with a fine burr, and the superintend ent of the national botanic garden. His name is William R. Smith. Besides knowing much about plaat life he is a worshiper of the poet, Robert Burns, nnd owns what Is said to be the best and most extensive collection of the works of the Scotch poet in all the world. Mr. Smith owns 600 different edi tions of the poems of Burns. The ma jority of these are published In Eng lish. In addition to the Bums editions the Smith library contains 5,000 books relating to Burns, including 27 bio graphical works. The walls of the gardener's house are covered with mdre than 200 pictures of Burns, no two alike. , Another feature ot this man's li brary is that it contains a copy of every book that was In the library 'of Robert Bums, and In many in stances the very editions which Burns read. He has collected many frag ments' ot Burns manuscripts, also. COLONIAL MANSION A MUSEUM. House 6ult... by .Friend of William Penn Now Belongs to Philadelphia. 'Philadelphia. Stenton, the famous; old mansion of the Logan family at Wayne Junction, was the scene of a brilliant assemblage recently. The occasion was the giving of a tea by the president and board of managers, of the City Parks association. Stenton is one of the most Interest Ipg 'and noted of the .many colonial mansions In Philadelphia and Its en- Logan Home Now a Public Museum. vlrons. It is tho old country seat ot the Logan family at Wayne Junction. Stenton was built by James Logan, one ot the most distinguished men of his time, in 1727, nnd to-day is in an excellent state of preservation. The old mansion some years ago passed Into the hands of the Colonial Dames, and was presonted by them to tho city for a public museum. Stenton is two stories high and built almost entirely of brick. The old-fashioned windows and gabled root still suggest reminiscences of colonial times. Halt of the front ot the houso on the second floor is occupied by one large room. James Logan came to America in the time ot William Penn and held numerous Important posi tions, such as secretary of the prov ince, commissioner of property, mora ber of the provincial council and chief justice of Pennsylvania. After the battle ot Germantowu the British forces camped near Stenton and Gen. Howe mado his headquarters there. Her Foolish Question. "Tommy," his mother cried, "bow many times have I told you not to do that?" "Gee, bo replied, "I don't know. I uiu't no adding machine." Chicago Kecore-IIcraM. lO- LIVES AS ft II ISAAQ G. M'GJRR. "FORMER MAI TER OF PE-N. AND VIOLIN. . Passing "Declining Years Alone In Farmhouse Home In Pennsyl vaniaGives Nature Cred it for His Greatness. Washington, Pa. Washington toira ty has produced many distinguished men In the century and a ounrter of her hlslory. The notablo achievement of numerous of her sons are written in many places on hlotoiy's pages. Oth ersmany of them equally entitled to distinction have been "Born to blush uncn," For lack of more fortunate circum stances their talents and accomplish ments have remained hidden from the world. In the latter category a striking ex ample Is furnished in Isaac Griffith Mc Girr, the aged hcrmlt-artist and musi cian of West Piko Run township. Jn a humble cottage surrounded by his 20 or more acres of land, not far from tho village of Beallsville, lives now alone the former master of pen and violin. The casual caller at tho little cottage ot Isaac McGirr would llttlo dream that the aged hermit, had hidden away in his oaken chost ever guarded with a Jealous eye, specimens of his hand! work which the most notable art crit ics of America have pronounced fault less. He would never suspect that un der the old colonial rbcd,ln tho corner of the room," carefully laid away In 'its ebony box, . reposed the violin that years ago furnished melody for the most fashionable audiences in the country' v ,, The lifeH8tbr? of Isaac McGirr reads like a romance. He was the son of IJAA& 5.M(5m3L9 William McGirr, who came jx Was&! Ington county from Maryland in 18 His mother was Rebecca John, a Washiqgton, county, girl who, In her teens, became the wife, pf Isaac Gry flth. Ho died soon, afte,r the marriage, Isaac 3rlfflth McGjrr vjas born in the cottage in which lieVow lives, Jn 1828. When scarcely five 'years old ho took to. the use oft the pen. From hlts mother's side of sthe iiamilyt he says, he inherited his liking for fixe art. Before ho was seven yeara qf age he was able to write an even, flow ing hand, and while, still a boy became known as the best penman In eastern Washington county, i.i- Afjer a course under, John D. Wil liams, In Washington, supplemented by a three-mpnths' course under Rice & Spencer, In Pittsburg, Jtpupg McGirr soon became recognizee as a master of the art of penmanship. He early turned his attention ito drawing, -and with pen and poncil produced pictures' that have since been pronounced per fect -Many ot then, which he still treasures among his possessions, can not be distinguished' by the naked eye from steel engravings. While still a small boy Isaao Mc Girr learned to play the vlpjln. Be fore he was 20 he had practically mas tered the Instrument His, desire to see tho world led the Beallsvlllo lad to New York city. In the metropolis he leadlly roso to the top In his chos en professions. He soon became first violin in one ot New York's leading or chestras. For several years bo was a student of Ole Bull, tho master vio linist ot tho age. In New York Mr. McGirr continued his pen and pencil work, and there he produced what be believed to bo his most nearly perfect drawings. Mr McGirr still has in his possession cer tificates from a number of notable per sons who examined his work ic New Vork and who pronounced some of his drawings tho best In existence. Mr. McGlrr's parents having reached and advanced age, their son returned to the West Piko Run farm to care for them in their declining years. This was in 1870. That farm has since re nialned bis home. He has never slnct been back to New York and the scene ot his many triumphs. McGirr the elder died in 1876 and In 1890 the mother followed her husband to the grave. To the care of Isaac McGirr two sisters were left Both the slstors died In 1895, and Isaac Mc Girr liaa since lived entirely alone Within the next two montliH he wUl be 30 years of ago. Despite his advanced years and bis enforced solitude, Mr. McGirr Is fai from dissatisfied with hlB lot In fact with him to oxUt Is self-sufllclont Hi lives close to nature, Is a tlyrougl. vegetarian and honest, uprlrM cltl ten. "16 these circumstances the age;' man points an tho explanation for hi obuat health and splendid physics audition. I ml .'.1 a in business. Mara 01 eaucauou. fVOfc.