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A poor old woman named Clancy Brown
Lived in a big and noisy town.
i hrough the long day, and most of the
With ringing of hells, and flashing of
Straight past her room on the upper floor
The L cars swept with a rush and roar,
So close to the house with clatter and
It seemed as if they would enter In.
Now. her friends all thought this noise
must keep
r The poor old lady from proper sleep,
i So they took her away to the country
For peace and quiet her soul to fill.
I “The low of. cattle and song of bee.
The days from all sounds of traffic free,
And the peaceful nights on a feather bed,
Will add ten years to your life," they
She stayed one week and tried her best,
But the nights were so still she could not
1 rest.
So back to her noisy lair she went,
With a long-drawn sigh of pure content.
“No country for me.” said Clancy Brown;
“I’ll live and die in the same old town."
And there in her room on the upper floor
She is soothed to sleep by the L's wild
—Lida C. Tulloch. in Lippincott's.
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> By Zoe Anderson Norris. i
THE boat had apparently dug a
grave in the sand and buried it
self there. The hull was partly sub
merged. The mast reared itself
diagonally skyward. The broken
rudder dangled a wreck.
Beyond it the waves, rolling and
muttering, lashed the shore with the
fury of fall-time, and back of it the
wiry grasses dotting the sand-hills
were turning slowly to a parched and
dingy brown.
^ Sid, stretched his brawny length
llvum tVl n Kun/ili liln... __ . 1 _
about his face from the bowl of a
giant pipe. Presently, prodding
’ down the ashes with a hardened fore
finger, he spoke.
* “It was a good boat,” he said; “an’
now look at it!”
“How did it happen?” I asked and
scribbled jagged letters in the sand,
waiting for an answer.
“It’s a long story,” he commenced,
taking his time—Sid always takes
his time—“an’ all about them fool
city folk.”
. With that he smoked.
“Why can’t they let a quiet beach
alone?” he demanded by and by, his
blue eyes flashing in the sunburn of
his face. “Why must they come med
lin’ ’s far’ this island even, bringin’
their new-fangled notions an’ sp’ilin’
the scenery? There wa’n’t no quieter
spot on Long Island than this spot
here two years or so before they
come. All sand-dunes an’ soft slopin’
beaches an’ reed-birds an’ snipes.
“Now look ’round you an’ see how
different it is. They’ve done scared
away everything—the reed-birds an’
snipes an’ all. They’ve dug up the
clams and frightened away the fishes,
an’ disfiggered the slope o’ the beach
with them ropes o’ theirn, an’ buoys
an’ things for their bathin.’”
He puffed hard and indignantly.
“An’ they call it civilizin’ us,” he
snorted. “Civilizin’ us! Humph! All
I’ve got to say is we didn’t want none
o' their civilizin’. We was better off
without it before they come, them
city folk.”
After a time, waving his disengaged
hand toward the far-off beach, he
questioned, “You see that there ho
tel? Well, the first thing they did
was to build that. An’ the way they
went ’bout it was enuf to make you
bust Qut laughin’ if it hadn’t ’a’ been
that the buildin’ of it sp’iled the
beach there so. You see it was like
this: The channel between Fire is
land an’ Oak island-”
“Will you tell me,” I put in, inter
rupting, “why they call it Oak is
land, Sid?”
“I dunno,” said he, “unless it’s be
cause there ain’t no oak in 100 mile or
so from here. That’s it, I guess.”
“Well,” I queried, finishing a pro
longed pause.
“As I was ’bout to say when you
interrupted me,” he went on, “the
channel between Fire island and Oak
Island is mighty shallow. It’s the
easiest thing in the world, if you ain’t
keerful, to run aground there with
a boat, an’ never get loose ag’in.
Them city men knew it. So when
they see a lumber schooner cornin’
lazin’ along, out thej' rushes with all
their life-boats, an’ yells to ’em,
‘For the love o’ heaven, be keerful
there or you'll run aground!’ Then
the captain gets wild-eyed, an’ yells
back, ‘Lord! What must we do'r
An’ the city men cries to ’em, ‘Throw
off your lumber.’ ”
Taking his pipe out of his mouth,
he spat reminiscentially.
“Of course,” he continued, “off goes
the lumber, an’ the captain an’ his
f crew, blessin’ the city men for savin’
their lives, sails away with tears in
their eyes an’ wavin’s of handker
chiefs. Humph!”
“And what then?” said I.
“What then?” he repeated.
“Nothin’. Only the tide rollin’ up
an’ in, rolls the lumber ’long with it,
an’ them there city men haulin’ it
ashore built that there hotel standin’
there blottin’ of the beauty o’ the
beach, an’ a good part o’ them other
bouses you see here an’ ’bout a-doin’
of exactly the same thing.
“They kep’ right on at that little
game o’ theirn, too, till the lumber
captains got onto it after so long a
time, an’ quit dumpin’ their lumber
over to ’em for the tide to carry in.”
I turned my face seaward for fear
the smile wreathing it might offend.
“But about the boat?” I reminded
"The boat?” frowning moodily at
it. “Do you know, them city folk
make me mad. That’s what they do.
* They make me mad showin’ off their
ignorance. What do they know
»bout a boat? Nothin’. Not a blamed
endurin’ thing. They might know all
there is to know ’bout electric cara j
Bn’ trams an’ cabs an’ automobiles,
but! they don't know nothin’ ’bout a
boat. They come down here from
tlie city, dressed to death in white
from head to foot, an’ hire a sloop,
an’ till it plumb full to the riggin’
with their friends. Then off they go
sailin’ awavt Bingin’, ‘A sailor’s life
for me, for me! A sailor's life’s the
only life for me!’ Humph! Then the
first thing you know, a still’ breeze
blows up from somewhere, an', as I
say. not knowin’ the first thing ’bout
tackin’, or takin’ down a sail or
li’istin’ one, the next thing that hap
pens is this: The boat gives one big
whirl, on’ stands on the wrong end.
Then the next mornin’ you read a
long list o’ the dead, with black lines
’round it. Humph!”
He smoked fully five minutes of ex
asperating silence before he com
menced again.
“That there boat over there,” he
groaned, “was as neat a little cat
boat as ever li’isted sail in these
here waters, an’ there wa’n’t nobody
killed in the wreck o’ her, fortu
nat’ly; but I laid it to a kind o’ spe
cial Providence watehin’ over fools
an’ young people, judgin’ that was
what prevented it.”
He gave several vigorous and ex
haustive puffs upon his pipe, leaving
the story to lag, a habit peculiar to
“It has all the earmarks of having
been a gem of a boat.” I essayed,
starting him.
“Geiu! It was a jew’l! An’ if it
hadn’t been for—” Halting, he shook
his head, speechless for a space
through sheer indignation. “It was
like this,” he resumed upon his re
covery. “Ail summer long there’d
been a pretty-, young girl here in one
o’ them cottages over there,” point
ing to the curve of the beach fringed
by a row of little shingled houses
the color of dust, “with her mother,
a tall, straight, slim, white-haired
woman with what they called ‘a
’ristoeratic air.’ She had a distant
relative what was related to some
body- or other belongin’ to the navy
or somethin’, an’ that was what gave
it to her, they said. The girl wa’n’t
quite so Tistoeratic-lookin’ as her
mother, but the young fellers they
swarmed ’round her like bees ’round
a honey-comb, just the same.
“Between ’em they- kep’ us guessin’.
Out of a dozen or more there was
three pretty much neck an’ neck in
flip rilTmin’ Onp u vnnnrr an+or
chap What come down from the city,
’an stayed with her from Saturday
mornin’ till Monday mornin’. Reg
ular as the day come ’round—as
clockwork, you might say—there he
come, an’ there he stayed. Another
was the rich feller what owned the
“An’ the third was a man what
didn’t seem to have anything a tall
to do but hang ’round that, there cot
tage every day in the week, an’ Sun
day, too, the livelong, endurin’ time,
b’gosh! The livelong, endurin’ time!
“You’d a thought,” blowing away
the smoke, and regarding me with a
calm ga*?e at once large and contem
plative, “that, seein’ he had so much
time on his hands while the others
was at work, an’ was so industrious
’bout puttin’ it in to the best advan
tage—makin’ hay while the sun was
shinin’,.you might say—that the wind
would ftn'lly blow him her way for
good. But that’s just where you’d
be mistaken. Girls like her never
takes what the wind blows their
way. What they wants is somethin’
they have to go sailin’ after, an’
catch by the ropes, an’ work till their
hands is blistered towin’ to land.
“Anyhow, the bettin’ on the island
was pretty solid for this feller, with
nothin’ to do but to go a:fishin’ an’
a-swimmin’ and’ a-sailin’ ’round the
bay, an’ makin’ love to her mornin’,
noon an’ night, persistin’ in it an’
persistin’ in it in spite o’ the white
haired mother frownin’ him down an’
tryin’ her level best to freeze him
with her ’ristocratic air, an’ dead
agin the rich feller what owned the
boat, because the mother was with
him. Anybody what knows anything
knows that nothin’ sets a young girl
so agin a feller as havin’ her mother
alius aggin’ her on to marryin’ him.”
He meditatively crossed one leg
over the other.
“But then,” settling himself com
rortabiy in tbe sand, where a wo
man is consarned there ain’t never
no tellin’ what to think. Like as
not, when the bettin’ is surest she’ll
ring in a dark horse on you every
“Of the thre*, ’cordin’ to my no
tion,” he reflected, after a period of
inward consultation, “the actor chap
was the finest man. Tall an’ broad
shouldered an’ handsome. Pleasant
spoken, too, he was, sort o’ glib o’
tongue, like he had to be, I s’pose, in
his business. Nothin’ a tall wrong
with him, ’s far’s I could see, ex
ceptin’ he didn’t have no money, an’
no prospect o’ any.”
“It often happens,” said I, as he
paused, seemingly awaiting some re
mark upon the subject pro or con.
“You’re right,” he assented. “It’s
the best feller nearly every time
what’s broke.”
“And then?”
“Well, one day when they was all
in the city but the actor chap, she
an’ him an’ another feller, McGuire
by name, took the rich chap’s cat
boat an’ went sailin’. The actor
didn’t know nothin’ ’bout sailin’, an’
McGuire knew less. Then, to have
the cheek to take the rich feller’s
boat! An’ such a boat!
“The minute we saw ’em staft out
we said, ‘There’ll be the dickens to
pay!’ An’ we were right. There
“ ’Twa’n’t more’n an hour before
they was stuck hard an’ fast over
there in that channel, ’bout a hun
dred yards from shore. No matter
what they did, they couldn’t move.
We saw ’em pushin’ an’ shovin’ an’
jerkin’ and’ wrestlin’ with the pile
o’ sand they was on, but they natch
erly couldn’t budge it. They stayed
there for hours workin’, an’ loafin’
some, I guess. The actor chap an’
the girl not half so misabel as Mc
Guire, as had talked right smart
’bout how he could sail a boat.
“It seems that pretty soon the girl
begun to get hungry, an’ then what
does the actor chap do but swim to
shore to get her somethin’ to eat.
He hadn’t got out o’ sight before, as
luck would have it, a gust of wind
come ’long an’ blew the boat off the
sand into the bay without a bit o’
trouble. Away It goes then sailin’,
with that idiot McGuire at the helm.
By some sort o’ miracle it gets 'round
the island without no accident, an’
comes in here to the buoy, where,
hitchin’ it with an old rope he found
somewlieres in the cabin, McGuire
proceeds to wade in in all his clothes
to get the girl's bathin’ suit, so’s
she could wade in, too.
“Then was the time for the rotten
rope to break half in two, an’ it did
it. Lord! The big waves cornin’
swoopin’ in didn’t do nothin’ to that
there cat-boat but lift it straight up
out o’ the water, whirl it 'round a
time or two, havin’ fun a-plenty with
it, an’ the girl inside, screamin’, half
dead with fright: then, smashin’ the
rudder, breakin’ the boom in two an*
wrenehin’ the sails to strips, they
flings the little boat up here on the
sand to stay, a wreck for life.”
“And the girl?” I asked. “What
became of her?”
“They took her out o’ the cabin
more dead than alive, an’ carried her
home to her mother.”
With that, lapsing into a brooding
silence, he puffed away at his pipe.
“Sid,” I began, timidly, by and by,
when I could no longer restrain my
curiosity, “which man did she
“If I remember right,” he replied,
taking the pipe away from his mouth
and blowing the smoke seaward,
“they said she had gone off unbe
knownst to her mother, an’ married
the actor chap what didn’t have a
cent to his dame, an’ no clear pros
pect o’ makin’ one. Married him, I
reckon, because he never got back to
the boat a tall with them provisions
for her.”
After a time he added, disgustedly:
“But what difference did it make who
she married? Look at the boat!”—
Woman’s Home Companion.
Wit Got Him a Meal.
The genus tramp is not always the
sodden-minded wretch he is frequent
ly depicted. Some are bright in wit
and quick at repartee. A prominent
citizen of Brooklyn, who, though
charity should not be thoughtlessly
dispensed, was walking the other day
in a street where repairs to the as
phalt pavement were going forward
on a rather large scale, lie was ac
costed by a burly specimen of the
“ould dart,” who said: “Boss, can’t
you give me the price of a meal?”
“Why don’t you go to work?” said
the citizen. “Work, is it?” exclaimed
the burly specimen, casting a swift
glance over the street, on which not
a blade of green grass was to be
seen. Then, with a twinkle in his
bright blue eyes, he asked: “Do
you want your asphalt mowed?”
the citizen's sense of humor was
stronger than his theories of charity.
He pulled a quarter from his pocket,
left it in the palm of the “burly”
and went his way chuckling.
She Dictated Afterwards.
“Darling Bessie,” said Mr. Hoover
to his lady typewriter, “will you mar
ry me? Since you have come like
a gleapi of sunshine to gladden my
existence, I have lived in the radiant
light of your ethereal presence, and
“Speak a little slower, please, Mr.
Hoover,” said the fair typewriter in
terrupting him, while her fingers con
tinued to fly over the keys of her
machine. “Ethereal—presence—pas
sionately! Now I am ready to pro
“Bless me, Miss Caramel!” ex
claimed her employer, “you are not
taking down my offer of marriage on
that typewriter, are you?”
“A proposal!” shrieked Miss Cara
mel. “Why, so it is! I didn’t notice;
I thought you were dictating. For
give me, dear William, I am yours.
And now, since I have made this
foolish blunder, please sign this pa
per, and we’ll keep it as a memento.”
The wedding took place according
to contract.—Tit-Bits.
Told in 'Whispers.
Most men can get along with a dic
tatorial mother-in-law if the corres
ponding male relative is rich.
The happiest women in the world
are those that are entirely in love or
those entirely out of it.
Women fall into a greatest error
ikVi on /loorAit'O ^ o imr\rtT<4'onna
tlie things that belong to their sex.
Often the real character of a man
comes to the surface when a woman
is sick.
Mere trifles are responsible for
more happiness and more sorrow
than great happenings.
More than one man has proposed
to a pretty pair of eyes and a be
coming dress.
Either side of a $20 gold piece
enables one to look on the bright
We all have a sacred niche in our
hearts free from the contact of the
world—for our sweetest, fondest re
membrance.—Philadelphia Enquirer.
A CJaild’a Gratitude.
Speaking of hospital children, a
New York physician, in an account
of his work among them, says: ‘One
little fellow, whom I knew very well,
had to have some dead bones re
moved from his arm. He got well
and perhaps thought I had taken a
good deal of interest in him, although
I was not conscious of showing him
extra attention. The morning he
was to leave he sent for me./ When
I reached his bed I bent over him.
‘Well, Willie,’ I said, ‘we will miss you
when you are gone,’ and afterward,
‘Did you want to see me Specially?’
The little fellow reacht-d his hand
up and laid it on my shoulder as I
bent over him and whispered: ‘My
mamma will never hear the last about
you.’ Could any one express grati
tude more beautifully?”—Utica Ob
Got s Lover Easily.
An amusing story is told of the
crowning of the rose queen of a
country district near Paris. The se
lected queen, as one of the formali
ties of awarding their dower, was
asked by the mayor for the name of
her fiance. “I have none,” she re
plied. Notified that a sweetheart
was indispensable, the young lady
added timidly: P‘l thought the mu
nicipality provUfed everything neces
sary.” Straightway a young swain
presented himflf a3 an aspirant) and
being as promptly accepted all things
became regu»r and ^ order>
The ancient classics tell of)
who planted dragon’s teeth ar
sprang up an army equipped
and breathing forth
against his enemies. An
this was Mrs. Alden’s idea of
sal love, that has brought an jinteta
tional harvest of the divinest prhci
ples, and set each to serving and lov
ing his brother and all others.
The chance thought, that became of
her own overwhelming pleasures she
wanted to “pass on” to others lea for
tunate, has struck a sympathetic chord
on one hundred thousand hearts, and
i.uc.7 i cojjuiioi v cij caj j. cal! UO IU
do something for somebody—quick.”
That unique text was suggested by a
tiny boy in California, when he was
interrogated in regard to the Sunshiny
work, and his crisp, terse explanation
has become a watchword anc} inspira
tion to the countless thousan/s. It is
a most unique Society in ins, that
it requires no money from •nembers,
but asks constant service ®r others.
No one is too poor to giv| kindness
in some way—often the pwrest may
help one of the richest in wiys beyond
mere financial computing.! And the
rich can give much beside lucre. Self
sacrifice and loving attention and
courtesy will often carrjl to the sad
ones more good than dollars could do.
So the society represents an inter
change of personal kintness, and a
scattering of good cheer/ and the mar
velous results show thsft it is a mag
ical crop, sown and ha/rvested in the
light of the glorious sn'n of righteous
It is as if Mrs. Alde.n had arranged
a magical system oh reflectors that
throw the sunbeams from one to the
other, till the darkest recesses are il
luminated; so one Sunshiner passes
on the brightness till all society smiles
in sympathy. Sunshine work is no
new work—it is simple Christian liv
ing. One can do much or little. The
rich as well as the poor welcome it,
and often need it most. Sunshine
work can be like the early dawn, or
strong as the noonday sun—one can
carry brightness along one’s daily
path, or go into the hospitals and
slums, and the dark and gloomy
places, and by the power of sunshine
conquer the effects of shadow and dis
The name was a most fortunate one.
It suggests brightness, life, growth
and joy, and the simplicity of its creed
makes it so easy to catch hold of and
live up to. And while it requires lit
tle of each one, yet those small efforts
joined together produce marvels.
Great works have sprung almost full
fledged from the united efforts of the
earnest ones. Homes have been es
tablished, hospital wards furnished,
club roomfe started, cheap lunch rooms
provided,/hospitals visited, sewing and
music aiother classes operated, and
beyond ill is the constant tiny daily
SunsliinJ dues paid by many in little
deeds jfof kindness, little words of
lnvn tt m o 1.* a t Vi i o ii'nrlil or* t’llon
like thfe Heaven above.
It was in 1896 that the Sunshine
Societr. as it now stands, was incor
porated in tne city of New York, with
a charter that is international, and
“Goo/i cheer” and “Good will” as its
chief aim. It is not, in the usually
accented sense, a charity. All persons
do not need charity, but all need good
cheer in some way or some time. The
following verse expresses the basic
rHave you had a kindness shown,
/ pass it on,
/Twas not meant for you alone, pass
/ it on.
I Let it wipe another’s tears,
Let it travel down the years
Till in Heaven the deed appears,
Pass it on.”
President, Mrs. Cynthia Westover
Alden; First Vice-President, Mrs. The
odore F. Seward; Second Vice-Presi
dent, Mrs. Charles H. Denison; Secre
tary, Mrs. Hans S. Battie; Treasurer,
Mrs. Edwin Knowles.
Board of Directors—Mrs. Joseph F.
Knapp, Mrs. M. M. Painter, Dr. Sara
Vanderbeek, Miss F. A. Watson, Mrs.
Esther Herrman.
International Headquarters—No. 96
Fifth Avenue, New York.
It would seem, in looking at this
list, that only women are eligible to
office in this organisation, but though
they predominate almost exclusively
in the published list, yet hundreds of
grand, good men are active workers
ind branch managers, and the older
the Society grows the more the men
ippreciate an opportunity to wprk at
real philanthropy, and yet retain their
personal independence. It is so sel
dom they can do good work without
joining some church, and many with
the love of God and man in their
hearts, are yet not willing to become
ihurch members, and the Sunshine
platform gives all such a chance to
stand on an equal footing with the
devout churchman, and labor together
with him for the betterment of man
kind. The original seventeen mem
bers were, half of them, men, but
with their accustomed modesty they
;ook back seats, and let the Sunshine
3isters face the world, and announce
;he new creed that would bring the
Millennium, which, after all, is but
i new way of stating the old, golden
rule, “Do unto others as you would
lave others do unto you.” If that
rule were followed, there woud be no
leed for a Sunshine Society, for the
world would be a golden globe of glad
less and glory; but until that time
•omes each can help others to antici
pate the good time coming when all
pyjjl be sunshine, and till then, com
rort one’s self as did James Whitcomb
Etiley— v
The underside of every cloud Is
bright and shining,
And so I turn my clouds about,
And always wear them Inside out,
ro show the lining.’' C. A. R.
IPt. Perslilnu’s Column, In Allnda
nao, Has Completely Routed
the Atuclu Aloroo.
Manila, <j)ot. .5.—Capt. John J.
rating's e!i)\hiih ’tiff's ■ teoiupletely
nIt'd the Muciu .Maros, in the is
id of Mindanao, killing or wound
f a hundred of them, and capturing
d destroying 40 forts, t'wo Ameri
ns were wounded.
Jn Tuesday, the Maros retired to
fir largest and strongest fort on
e lake shore, arid Wednesday Cnpt.
Pershing attacked them with artil
lery, bombarding the enemy for three
hours. At noon, Lieut. Loring, lead
ing a squal of men, attempted to set
fire to the foTt. He crept under the
wnlls and started a blaze but the
Moros discovered him and forced the
Americans to retreat.
During the afternoon the sultan of
Cabugalun led to a sortie at the head
of a band of fanatics armed with
krises. They crept through the grass,
and sprang up and attacked the Amer
icans. The sultan was wounded six
times, and bo’oed an American before
he died. His followers were killed.
In the darkness, oednesday night.
Capt. Pershing took his batteries
within a hundred yards of the fort,
closed in liis infantry lines and re
sumed the attack. The Moros broke
through twice, and attempted to es
cape by the beach, but were discov
ered, and many of them were killed.
Tlie Moros abandoned the fort early
on Thursday, after 15 hours’ bom
bardment, and, Thursday, Capt. Per
shing destroyed the rest of the forts
and returned to Cami Vicars.
It is believed the moral effect of the
defeat of the Moros will be great.
Gen. Davis has ordered that hos
tilities be stayed in order to permit
the sultan of Bacolod and other hos
tal sultans to make peace.
The London Statist On the “Hold and
Statesmanlike Aetion of Seere
tary of the Treasury Shaw.”
London, Oct. $.—The Statist says
that the feeling on the stock ex
change, where the week began in
gloom, was very rapidly changed by
the bold and statesmanlike action of
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw, who
has shown a readiness to assume re
sponsibility and .face a grave emer
gency which ought to earn him a
high reputation among his country
The Statist credits Mr. Shaw with
saving the money market trouble by
casting aside routine traditions and
adopting a policy wiiich had hither
to been supposed to ue forbidden by
law. The paper attributes the strin
gency in Wall street entirely to tin
wise'banking legislation, and an anti
quated treasury system, which with
holds vast sums of money from the
public in times of exceptional de
IliMhop Farley Is Officially Notified
of His Selection us Arch
bishop of New York.
New York, Oct. 6.—The golden jubi
lee of the Holy Cross church was
celebrated Sunday, the service being
conducted by Most Rev. John M.
Farley, D. 1).. and Rt. Rev. Mgr. Jo
seph F. Mooney, vicar general. Over
one hundred priests from this diocese
and from all sections of the country
were in attendance.
After the ceremony Fr. P. .T. Hayes
handed a sealed packet which had
been sent through the mail by special
delivery to Bishop Farley. It con
tained the bulls which were received
Saturday from the pope by the apos
tolic delegation in Washington.
The documents officially notified
Bishop Farley of his selection as
archbishop of New York. The sight
of the papers deeply affected him, and
he at once retired to the vestry,
where were gathered priests and
choir boys, and knelt down before a
small altar and prayed for nearly
twenty minutes. He afterward made
the announcement of his official noti
fication to the gue ts of the church,
who were partaking of dinner in the
Holy Cross school hall.
Former Banker Charles W. Spald
ing laves His Fight For Freedom
In the Chicago Courts.
Chicago, Oct. 5.—The stubborn
fight made by Charles W. Spalding,
the former banker, to secure his re
lease from the state penitentiary, has
proved unavailing, and he must re
turn to Joliet to serve the remainder
of his sentence for embezzlement. Af
ter having been in the county jail
here since July 17, on a writ of ha
beas corpus, and after much delay in
the nearing and decision of the case,
one petition having been withdrawn
to prevent the poisibility of an ad
verse decision, he lias been remand
ed to the penitentiary by Judges
Smith and Bishop, sitting en banc.
President Doing Well.
Washington, Oct. 6.—It was stated
at the White House Sunday night that
the president is doing very well. He
has practically recovered from the
strain incident to the hard work oi
last week in connection with the coal
strike, but has to be very careful.
Preparing for Princely Visitor.
Washington, Oct. 5.—The state de
partment is making arrangements
for the reception of tjje crown pfrince
of Siam, who is expected to arrive in
New York on October 10, and will
visit St. Louis in November.
A Destructive Fire.
Aitkin, Minn., Oct. 6.—Fire, Sunday,
destroyed the grocery store and ware
house of Col. G. W. Knox, the store
of Airy Bros, and the offices of the
Aitkin Land Co. and the McGillin
Land Co. Losa, $60,000; partially in
Relieved at Hla Own Request.
Stockholm, Oct. 5.—Count Lewen
haupt, Swedish Norwegian minister to
Great Britain,"* formerly minister at
Washington, has been relieved of hia
post at his own request.
S "".
/isiting Governors and Commission
ers Banquetted By the St.
Louis Business League.
The Lontalnna Purchase Centennial
Exposition and Connate Subject#
Formed the Theme# of the Peat
Prandial Speeche# of the Occa
St. Louis, Oct. 4.—The banquet ot
the Business Men’s lengue to the vis
iting governors and the state com
missioners here on the occasion of
the allotment of World’s fair sites
was given Thursday night at the Mer
cantile club. Nearly 400 distinguished
guests from all parts of the country
sat down. The members of the league
were nearly all present to do honor
to their guests, among who were a
number of the prominent officcials of
the exposition company.
The dining room was beautifully
decorated for the occasion with cut
Rowers, the tables being strewn with
American beauty roses and smilax.
An orchestra, concealed behind a
large screen of smilax in one end of
the large hall, discoursed music be
tween the courses.
When the coffee and cigars had
been reached ex-Mayor C. P. Wal
bridge, who introduced the speakers
of the evening, rapped for order, and
in witty remarks introduced the first
speaker, Mayor Kolia Wells, who
briefly welcomed the governors and
commissioners. Mayor Wells was
succeeded by Mr. David R. Francis,
who spoke on “The W'orld’s Fair in
Its Relation to the States and Terri
tories.” Mr. Francis referred to the
important part taken by the Business
Men’s league in shaDinfir sentiment for
the holding of an exposition to com
memorate the Louisiana Purchase, as
well as in securing from the city,
state and national governemnts an
appropriation in aid of the fair. He
acknowledged the great interest tak
en in the fair by the visiting guests,
as shown by their presence at the
ceremonies, and said that in bidding
farewell to them on this occasion he
hoped it would be “au revoir, but not
Hon. Thomas H. Carter, president
of the national Louisiana Purchase
exposition commission, was next in
troduced by Mr. Walbridge, who
briefly referred to the immense aid
extended by the national government
to the exposition project. President
Carter voiced his surprise and pleas
ure at seeing so many prominent bus
iness men present, in view of the re
ported activity at the four courts, and
stated that the city which proposed
to expend the sum of $10,000,000 for
the cleaning of the streets had con
cluded to go farther and clear out
some of the occupants of the streets.
The speaker paid a tribute to the ef
forts being made for municipal re
form, and expressed the belief that
by the time the gates of the fair were
thrown open the city would be able
to show, not only the cleanest streets
in the world, but the cleanest city
government as well.
Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, of Ken
tucky, nesponded to the toast “Com
mercial Aspect of the Louisiana Pur
chase.” Col. Breckinridge told of
the upbuilding of the states in the
original Louisiana Purchase and how
they had prospered and sent people
all over the world, though they near
ly always came back to their native
land—the best to be found anywhere.
Louis J. Wortham, general mana
ger of the Teaxs commission to the
World’s fair, responded to the toast
“The Southwest at the World’s Fair.”
Mrt Wortham said that Texas would
send the biggest crowd of any state
to the World’s fair.
L. B. Goodall, chairman of the
Maine commission, followed, William
B. Price of Nebraska, who was to
have responded to the “West at the
Fair,” being absent. Mr. Goodall
said that the Maine delegation had
absorbed enthusiasm while here and
upon their return they hoped to
transier it to Tneir people.
Mr. William S. Frazee, of the Louis
iana delegation, responded to a re
quest for a toast upon the south, and
his toast was greeted with frequent
applause. Mr. Frazee told of the
south and what part the southern
states would take in the exposition.
Naval Recruits Wanted.
St. Louis, Oct. 4.—A naval recruit
ing station is to be opened next Mon
day in the old customhouse building,
at Third and Olive streets, and will
be maintained there for two weeks.
The war department is making an ef
fort to get a sufficient number of
eligible skilled mechanics between the
ages of 21 and 35 years, machinists,
electricians, stenographers, and men
of other vocations, to man new ves
sels soon to go into commission.
Life Imprisonment.
Kingfisher, Okla., Oct. 4.—James
Walcher was on Friday found guilty
of the murder of John F. Stone, col
onel commanding the Oklahoma na
tional guards, on January 11, 1900,
and was sentenced to life imprison
ment. Stone commanded the Okla
homa volunteer regiment in the Span
ish war.
Massachusetts Republicans.
Boston, Oct. 4.—John L. Bates, of
Boston, was nominated for governor,
Friday, by the republican state con
No One Was Injured.
San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 4.—The
Southern Pacific through California
passenger train due here at 7:25 Fri
day morning plunged into awashoutat
5 a. m. The engine, mail car, baggage
car and two passenger coaches were
turned over, but no one was injured.
A California Town Destroyed.
Tuolumne, Cal., Oct. 4* -The busi
ness section of Tuolumne was burned
Friday, causing a loss of $150,000. The
loss of the West Side Lumber Co. is
estimated at $90,000.
The Strike In Ileul n 111 nu Its Sixth
Month, mill Preslilent Miti-liell
Says Ranks Are Firm,
Wilkesbnrre, Pa., Oct. 0.—The be
ginning of the sixth month of the
strike shows no material change in
the situation. The operators told
President Koosevelt on Friday that
17,000 men are at work and that 13
per- cent, of the normal coal produc
tion is being mined. President Mitch
ell then denied that ^uch a number of
men are mining coal. He said the
operators are including in the 17,000
all the engineers, firemen and pump
runners (of whom there are about
nine thousand), fire bosses, foremen,
carpenters, clerks and all other em
ployes. He also denounced the state
ment that 13 per cent, of the normal
production is being sent to market,
and said if the statement were true
“the operators owe it to the public to
sell the coal ! t the normal prices in
stead of charging dealers $13 to $20
a ton.”
Plenty of Ammunition.
Scranton, Pa., Oet. *>.—Just before
daybreak Sunday morning a squad of
Thirteenth regiment men, stationed
near the Grassy island colliery, came
across an Italian striker named
Guiseppc Papriello, prowling about
the outpost with a shotgun, lie find
in the direction in which the soldiers
were approaching, afterwards alleg
ing lie was shooting at a bird. Col.
Watres had received information that
Papriello was receiving arms and am
munition, and a iletachnlent of two
companies was sent to his house. The
soldiers found there 1,200 rounds of
cartridges for shotguns. No arms,
however, were found.
Benefits Given anil Assessment* I.ev
ieil fur Their Support.
New York, Oct. 6.—By a unanimous
▼ote Typographical Union No. 6, of
new York, Sunday, decided to in
crease its weekly contributions to the
miners strike fund to two per cent,
of the wages of its members, which
will make the weekly contribution
about $1,800 or $2,000.
Money was contributed by the Cen
tral Federated —abor union at its
meeting Sunday. Some unions as
sessed their members at the rate of
two per cent, of their wages. Other
unions made lump sum contributions.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 5.—Three thou
sand people crowded into a local the
ater Sunday to attend a vaudeville
performance for the benefit of the
striking miners. Probably $2,000 will
be the net result when the receipts
are counted.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 6.—A meeting
was held in the Avenue theater, Sun
day afternoon, which was addressed
by Secretary Wilson, of the miners’
union, Mr. Mitchell having been an
nounced to be present, but was una
ble to attend. The hall was crowded
and a collection was taken up
amounting to $035.
The Ohio lllvrr Fleet Heady to Move
and IlrinK Out a Supply for the
Western Markets.
Cincinnati, Oct. 6.—It is expected
that the coal famine will be relieved
here during the coming week by the
present rise in the Ohio river, which
will bring an abundance of fuel from
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and
Ohio Coal fleets in the Kanawha
river and at Pittsburg are ready to
move as soon as the stage of the river
is such as to carry them to points in
the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. -Nav
igation was partly resumed Sunday.
The large packets of the Big Sandy
Co. start for points as far up the river
as Portsmouth to-day, and it is
thought that navigation will be re
turned in the upper Oh'o before the
end of this week.
Salvation Army Hold* Service* Three
Time* In Sew York Sunday Be
fore Large Audience*.
New York, Oct. 6.—The Academy of
Music was completely filled with
three audiences. Sunday, gathered to
listen to the preaching of Gen. Booth,
of the Salvation army, who is in this
country on an evangelical campaign.
Meetings were held at eleven o'clock,
three o’clock and eight o'clock. The
estimates of those officers of the lo
Ldi omu » mi iui > c i nui gr ui 1111* iirt 1
ings in this city were that 8,000 per
sons heard Gen. Booth. A continuous
and heavy rain had no effect in keep
ing either Salvation army people or
the general public from the meetings,
.-bout one-third of those present
wore Salvation army regalia.
The meetings were of the same
character, being opened with prayer
and hymns with Gen. Booth’s address
following. He spoke over an hour at
each meeting. Col. John Lawley, his
cliief-of-staff, assisted him and led the
evangelical service which followed
the sermon. A brass band furnished
the music.
Putnam Bradlee Strong and May
Yoke Married at Buenos
Ayres, Argentina.
New York, Oct. 5.—A cable dispatch
was received in this city, Saturduy,
announcing the marriage, at Buenos
Ayres, of Putnam Bradlee Strong
and May Yohe. The dispatch was
addressed to Emanuel M. Friend, who
acted as their counsel here, and was
as follows:
“Married Buenos Aryes second.”
[Signed.] “MAY STRONG.”
Were Entertained by An.
Pekin, Oct. 5.—The dowager em
press has entertained the ladies of
the legations at breakfast in the
summer palace. A Chinese guard of
honor was stationed two miles along
the route to where the ladies em
barked on imperial barges, in which
they proceeded through the canal
to the palace. The procession, which
presented a gorgeous appearance,
consisted of six barges towed by a
steamer and five boats manned by
oarsmen. The ladies afterward re«
turned to Pekin.

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