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Removal of Mr. Cobb Revives Inter
est in Great Federal Building.
How He Hunts and How He Lives,
and Way Young Are Raised.
'HAT'LL do now, Babo," said
tho animal trainer, extricat
ing himself from the serpen
tine embrace of a' great black trunk.
"She's very playful, Dabe la," he
-added, somewhat breathlessly, which
"waa natural, for Babe and her mate
1iad been playing ball with him, throw
ing htm from one to tho other and
catching him beautifully in a manner
calculated to Inspire a baseball rooter.
'S!ie'3 a good deal friskier than Basil.
Ton see, she's only half as old as Basil,
who 13 GO this year."
Babe was stamping her foot, Just
like an infant, and demanding more
pliy Frank Healoy, the trainer, pat
ted her on tho trunk and said: "I guess
she won't be contented now till Evan
comes around. He's my son, you know,
and ho can do more with the30 two fel
lows than I can."
So ho sallied forth to find Evan, and
Tils -vIoLou went with him, expecting
to s"e a big, husky animal trainer like
tf. .'if ' ikhf
tho elephants than with other children.
They lake as good care of him as any
nurse could. Every morning they aro
restless till he comej. And a3 for him,
he Is always In here. Ho plays among
their feet and lets them swing him up
on their backs all day long. They
wouldn't stop on him, no indeed. They
take more care not to hurt him than
a human being would. See here."
He lifted the boy up to Babe's left
ear and commanded: "Listen, Babe.
Something to say to you."
Babo stuck her ear out and inclined
her head toward the hoy, while he
talked Into her ear. Then she nodded
her head wisely and grunted.
Healey dropped the hoy. Evan
3tcpped alongside of Babo and slapped
her on the leg as high up as he could
reach, which wasn't higher than a
short man's knee. "Down, Babe, down,"
ho said. Babo looked at him with a
funny look of appeal la her eye. She
wiggled her tail and flirted her trunk
and turned her head away, saying
plainly. "Let's talk of something else."
But tho baby trainer was insistent.
And Babe sighed a rumbling, roaring
sigh, as if a steam engine were to
whisper: "Oh, my!"
Then, with a weary grunt, she held
her trunk out to him coaxlngly. But
Evan only patted It and cried shrilly:
"Down, Babe, I say." So Babe, look
ing as If she had no friend on earth,
grunted once more and dropped labor
iously to her fore knees. With anoth
er plunge that shook the elephant
house she let herself fall cumbrously
on her side, and stuck her four feet
into the air. Then she held out her
trunk and wiggled her upturned ear.
Evan scrambled with hands and knees
up her massive, throbbing side and
perched himself, a little bright spot,
on top of the great tonnage of black
Then Basil had to go through the per-
tils father. But all they saw was a formance and she, too, begged Evan to
yellow head full of curls peering shyly j let her off, but Anally did what she was
from behind a tree and vanishing as
soon as tho strangers approached.
Dragged forth finally by the arm,
with his face turned bashfully away,
"behold Evan, aged four years and 11
m jnths, master of the elephants.
in the doorway of the elephant house
the parental grasp relaxed and with a
dive Evan got between the mighty
wrinkled pillars that supported Babe.
That playful young creature had her
va3t ears thrust forward like Immense
Innners. Her piggy eyes were all
.a-twlnkle. She gurgled deep down in
Jier caverns, Ilka a mountain full of
sizzling hot water.
Gently, ever so gently, her big trunk
with Its pink orifice reached out and
seized the little chap. Slowly she
rocked him to and fro while he sat,
holding to tho trunk as calmly as other
children would hold to the ropes of a
swing. But Basil wantsd a bit of It,
too. She reached and pranced and
trumpeted until Babe swung Evan over
to her. A toss, and a catch, and Basil
had tho boy. Back and forth they
swung him like a ball, but with a care
aftd gentleness that seemed impossi
ble in, creatures so huge.
A muttered word'from Healey, and
Basil lifted the little golden-haired
trainer up, up, until she held him ten
feet above tho ground. Then the trunk
curved backwards and set him as softly
as if ho were bisque on her big back,
lie sat there a few moments, slapping
the leathery skin down tho sloping
back to the tall, swung from It as If
It were a rope, and let himself drop to
the ground, while Basil and Babe
trumpeted and wagged their ears,
-watching for him to appear between
their legs again.
"Safe?" said Mr. Healey. "Why, of
course. I'd rather have Evan play with
The Nnti-.t-nllfjt Dron In on (lie Itlril
While lie In Courtlwr, nml Is
Entertained hy HI Willi
nml AmuxliiK Anile.
rrment Stnte ( Work Wilt lie Fin.
lulled In April, 11D5 IntcrrNtlnir
Co in i n i' I 'in n with Urectlnn of
Other Lnricc HulliliiiK.
bidden like a lamb. Each elephant at
once searched his clothes for sugar
when he let her get up.
"Basil," said Mr. Healey, "is one of
the biggest elephants in America now.
She Is a little more than nine feet high,
and Babe is almost as big, but 30 years
younger. Basil and Evan have been
friends almost since Evan was born.
He was born in Willis avenue. New
York, and when he was only a few
months old we came to Glen Island and
ever since then Evan and the elephants
have played together. When we first
came here Basil learned to wheel Evan
around In the baby carriage, and It
soon got so that wo could turn her
loose with the little one and feel that
he was safer in tho protection of hia
great nurse than he would have been
under the caro of any human attend
ant. While the trainer was speaking the
big brute3 were jostling each other to
reach Evan and tap him with their
trunks. He stood between their legs,
leaning against them, and tho ele
phants never moved a limb without
looking and feeling to make sure that
they would not step on him. It wasn't
possible to see a bit of him when he
got well behind one of the huge legs.
but he was the master of the elephants
for all that Kipling's Toomall la real
He gets his love for animals legiti
mately, for his father has made many
trips to Asia and Africa to get wild
anlmal3 for American shows, besides
having been a collector of snakes and
big reptiles In Cuba and South Amer
ica. He has been an unusually suc
cessful animal trainer almost all his
life, and Evan has made up his mind
that he will become one, too. N. Y.
Letter in Kansas City Star.
One afternoon in early spring, I was
walking across the low-lying land ex
tending along the borders of a river.
Before mo lay a wide expanse of open
country, chieily grassy meadow, with
here and there little hillocks, which
stood out somewhat higher and
greener than the surrounding sod. Sud
denly thcro swept past me, In ' easy,
graceful flight, a long-winged, ash-gray
bird with a large white patch upon Its
rump; a male marsh hawk, hunting.
Quito low he flew, sometimes so close to
the ground that he fanned the tall grass
blades, sometimes skimming lightly
over clumps of bushes, rising and falling
as though he rode upon the crest of a
gentle ocean swell. For half a mile,
perhaps, he continued on Ms course;
then, coming about with Infinite grace,
he bore down upon me again. Back and
forth he circled, "quartering" tho coun
try in a way which proved his title to tho
name of "harrier." All this time his
bright hazel eye was searching every
clump of weeds, every hollow in the
grass, every twig of the leafless bushes,
for a sign of his living prey. Presently
he caught sight of that which ho sought,
for he checked his onward flight, and for
an instant hung fluttering in the air.
Then lightly he dropped into the grass,
where a lightning stroke laid low a
meadow mouse, whose soft, fat little
body offered scarcely any resistance to
these talons of rapier steel. The bird
did not fly off with its prey In Its claws,
as a sharp-shinned hawk would have
done, nor did he stop to devour the mouse
on tho spot, as I have often seen a marsh
hawk do; It picked up the little rodent
with its feet, and by a series of long
leaps through the grass, It reached a
rather more secluded spot, where It be
gan to tear Its victim to pieces.
About a week later. I was walking
over the same open country, and again j
I saw my old acquaintance the marsh
hawk. This time, however, he was not I
alone, for In his company there was
a somewhat larger bird, dark umber
brown on the back, and with reddish
streaks on the head. This was his
mate, and, despite the difference In col
oration, "she had the characteristic
white patch on her rump. It was the
courting season, and, as I was anxious
to sec the manner in which the marsh
hawk courted his bride I hid myself
In a ditch which drained the meadows,
and waited. For an hour, perhaps,
nothing unusal happened, and I had
begun to fear that my patience was net
to be rewarded that day, when suddenly
the male bird floated into view, and be
gan a series of evolutions such as I had
heard of, but never witnessed before.
After circling about as usual, he arosB
The building of a large public build
ing such as that of the new post of
fice now being constructed at Chicago
Is apt to be punctured by full stops,
exclalmers and question marks. In
other words, there are generally long
delays in tho completion of tho work,
much criticism and many and awk
ward questions asked. The summary
removal of tho chief architect, Henry
Ives Cobb, by Secretary Shaw, has re
minded tho city of Chicago and tho
country at large that a great and cost
ly government building is being con
structed there. It Is so long ago since
the Chicago post office spread Its camp
on the lake front that the employes
and the people of the city -have about
accepted the squatty building as a per
manent location.
Chicago has had to wait for her
new federal building, and will bo
forced to continue the waiting altitude
for many a lone month. Those In a
"J HE autumn girl is tho best
of all tho girls, healthier,
handsomer even than tho
summer girl. And it pays
to buy her clothes, for, with
her bright eyes and red-
brown cheeks, she set3 them off so
Tho athletic girl, In her reaction
from plazza-and-tralllng-sklrt days,
for awhile went to the extreme of not
caring very much how she looked,
what she wore. But gradually a
change has come over her, and now
she shows careful thought for her ap
Instead of choosing some dowdy,
worn-out old thing In which to array
herself for her sports, she selects suit
able cut and material for the gown in
which sho plays her games. Perhaps
she spends more time and money on
"field" clothes than on her ball gowns,
and wo believe she would be wise to
pllqucs of cloth and velvet, frills and
niching are among the fancies of ths
Last week wo spoke of changeable
and fancy silks for linings, and now
have a word to say in regard to shot
silks for dress materials. From time
position to know, declare that the j do s. fr they appear in tho garish
1905, but others who are also familiar
with tho operations, think fiat it is
Impossible, as there has been no pro
vision made for heating the building,
and the work of finishing the interior
will have to stop during the cold win
ter months.
An abbreviated history of Chicago's
new post office building is as follows:
Authorized by congress, February,
building will bo completed by April 1, i I'sht of day, when defects are painful
ly visiuic. tho "magpie" combina
tion (our old friend, black-and-white)
the golf girl will probably select this
fall for her costume on the links, and
somewhere about the costume there
will undoubtedly bo visible a dash of
cherry red or a bit of oriental em
broidery. In a golf costume, the skirt Is of
paramount Importance, as tho player
usually discards her jacket when fol
lowing the ball from hole to hole. But
the coat, when finally donned, should
be one that need not shame tho wear
er. The suit here pictured is one of
tho season's best; the skirt, with its
trim fit and straight lines; the plaits
of tho coat matching well with the
skirt, and the modish black belt anil
stock adding very good touches. The
white felt hat with the black velvet
and black quill, complete the "mag
pie" effect
All summer we have had the open
work embroidery, and still have a con
tinuation on the wool stuffs for fall
and winter. Oriental, and also a sort
of padded, raised embroidery, will be
popular, much of which can be copied
by skillful fingers at home. Jet will
be used again, but perhaps not as free
ly as last year. Velvet buttons, ap-
I 3w I
3Iott I.lttle Johnny Sinnriuleek
Forced IIIm Way Alien d In the
Arithmetic Cluns.
llruno Drought ltcllef to Ills blunter
Who Wait Burled Under H
Load of Wood.
Tie walked Into the grocery store with
:a slip of paper In his hand, and the gro
cer at once produced his pencil and order
book, for the boy's mother was a good
"Good morning," said the boy, whose
curly head scarcely reached to tho coun
ter. "I want three and a half pounds
of 3Ugar. us six cents a pouuu, uiu i
it? And rico is eight? I want two and
a quarter pounds or that. And a quar
ter pound of your 70-cent tea, and two
and a fifth pounds of your 35-cent coffee,
'aud three pints of milk. That's eight
'.cents a quart, ain't it? And please give
mo the bill," he ended breathlessly,
"for I have to get to school."
Tho grocer made out the bill, won
dering at the queerncss of tho order,
and handed It to tho boy, asking as he did
"Did your mother send tho money, or
does sho want the goods charged?"
The boy seized tho bill and Bald with
a sign of satisfaction:
"Ma didn't send me at nil. It's my
arithmetic lesson, and I had to get it
done somehow."
And as ho ran out tho grocer opened
tho cigar case and handed out smokes
to tho men who were there.
"It's on me," he said. "Say, there's
imoro than one way to skin nn eel, Isn't
tuere?"--N. Y. Times,
I,mv Ajrnliint l'ralrlo Doru,
A law for the extermination of prairie
dogs has been passed by the Texas legislature.
Frank Mullen, a wood hauler, of Jop
lln, Kan., has his faithful dog to thank
for his life. He was hauling wood from
Shoal creek, near Joplln, one day last
month, when his wagon partially broke
down under a big load. He had to crawl
under the wagon to make repairs. He
knew It was dangerous, but he took the
risk. White he was working the wagon
completely gave way, and Mullen was
burled under a pile of cordwood. Ho
was not hurt, but was Imprisoned so
he could not escape. He was In ? se
cluded part of the wood, and his chances
seemed good for starving to death.
Finally he bethought himself of his dog.
Calling him "Go home, Bruno!" he
commanded. Tho dog obeyed, and the
morning after tho accident occurred
Mrs. Mullen, who had worried all night
about her husband's absencs, was at
tracted to the door by the dog's scratch
ing and howling. When she opened the
door she noticed he had a bad cut on
one of his shoulders. Ho had been hit
there by a stick from the falling load.
Mrs. Mullen, who had worried all night
and, ordering tho dog to return to his
master, set nut, following him. The
dog led her directly to where M'lllen
was, several miles distant, and, with
tho aid of tho man who accompanied
her, Mrs, Mullen was ablo to extricate
her husband. Ho was half starved, but
Onion Juice Henti Pnxte.
Paper may bo securely gummed to
metal by tho aid of onion juke.
In the air, "stooped" almost to the
ground, rose again, tumbled somewhat
after the manner pf a tumbler pigeon,
and In this way proceeded for some
distance, zig-zagging up and down, as
though bereft of his senses. And per
haps he was, for wiser creatures than
marsh hawks do funny things when they
are In love. After doing his acrobatic
"turn," he sailed gracefuly away
The nest, which I found in May, was
made chiefly of coarse grass and twigs,
on the ground near the river. There
were four eggs in it, uuil white, about an
inch and three-quarters in length, and
well rounded. The next time I visited
the nest, the young birds were hatched
beautiful, bright-eyed little fellows, cov
ered with white down, and with black
bills and yellow legs. At first they knew
no fear, but soon It camo to them, as It
does to most wild things, and one day,
when their pin-feathers had started,
they greeted me by throwing themselves
en their backs and striking at me sav
agely with their littlo talons.
The last time I visited the nest, Wie
young hawks, Instead of waiting to fight
me when I approached, leaped from their
homo Into the surrounding grass, and
hopped away rapidly in every direction,
with their long wings raised high in the
air to steady them as they bounced along.
I left them to regain their composure.
When I next saw them they were able
to shift for themselves. Sometimes they
might bo seen alighting upon stakes near
the water, hut usually they were skim
ming over tho open country, making
things warm for the mlco and other small
creatures which inhabit the marshes.
Upright AllviljH.
"I believe that policeman Is leading
an upright life."
"It's encouraging to think there are
such men on tho force."
"Yes. Ho sleeps so much on his feet
that It doesn't seem as If ho could pos
sibly want to ever He down to rest."
Chicago Hecord-Herald.
Exennlio Luxurle.
Vera Hltone Will you keep your
promise and resign from your club just
as poon as I become your wife?
Cal U. Metto I'll have to. Couldn't
uKord both, you know. N. Y. Tlmea.
1S95. Possession given to wrecker of
tho old building, April, 1S0G. Substruc
ture begun July, ISO". Substructure
completed August, 1S98. Contract for
superstructure awarded to John Pelrce,
April 7, 1S9S. Possession of premises
given contractor, September, 1833.
Work begun spring of 1S99. Twsnty
fivc per cent, of building finished March
10, 1901. Date of completion at rate
of progress, 1907. Date of completion
required by contract, January, 1902.
Contract price of superstructure, ?1,
9S7.000. Allowed by congress for In
terior finish, ?1,200,000.
Our illustration shows exactly ths
progress which has been made on the
mllding to the present day. The ex
terior is practically finished, the only
work remaining to be done Is soae
carving on certain portions of the
stone work. But the structure Is noth
ing but a great, gaunt, bare shell of
stone and brick and Iron. The in
terior finishing has hardly begun. Pre
liminary work on the building was be
gun lu March, 1895, when the secretar
of the treasury engaged experts to pre
pare pluns and specifications. Con
gress voted $300,000 for this purpose.
The cost of the building up to the pres
ent has been ?2,31G,702, for foundation
and exterior construction.
The interior is to be finished In ma
hogany and marble of tiso flnost kind.
Late last year It was discovered that of
the ? 1,000,000 which it was proposed
to spend on the structure, but $1,653,
298 remained for the Interior finish and
decoration and heating and lighting
anoaratu, nnd elevators, etc. This
was not 3ulficlent, and it was proposed
by tho architect to finish in cheap
wood as a substitute for tho mahog
any and plaster for the maible But
about this tlnift the congressmen from
Chicago got busy, and congress was In
duced to vote an additional $730,000 to
finish the building as the original spec
ifications called for. That it will
be a beautiful structure when finished
there Is no shadow of doubt. But theia
is hope that the present generation will
live to see It completed Is evident from
the present shake-up and activity.
It 13 interesting to note In connec
tion with tho buildlngrof tho Chicago
po3t office tho construction of some
other great buildings In Chicago.
While the loundatlons of the post of
Hco wore being dug tho Fisher building
shot up 1G stories. In tho time con
sumed in covering the steel work tho
Mirshall Field building, a magnificent
structure of steel and marble and the
finest Interior finish, was rushed to
completion, and since the construction
of tho post office building was begun
nearly every year has been marked by
the erection of some sky scraper. But
it tho post ofllco is growing slowly to
completion, it Is growing magnificently,
and will be one of tho finest structures
hi tho country when completed.
Laura Alice Flitter Is such a rest
ful Crlend.
Charles Restful? She talks all tho
"That's It; I never have to think
about what to say when I'm with her."
Dotrolt Free 1'iess.
to time the shot silks come into fash
ion, and ono docs not wonder at tho
hold they have; for they are so beau
tiful, their hues changing with every
change of light, such lovely combina
tions of color observable in their make
up. The shot-silk gowns will be built
after old-fashioned models, much be
frllled and be-ruched.
TILL one can pick up sum- designed for the early days of fall 13-
bargalns, especially made of cream serge embroidered In
good bargains In the way
of teagowns and negliges.
For styles do not change
greatly for these garments,
and If one finds something pretty and
becoming, one may feel safe that It
will be sufficiently In fashion for soma
time to come. And all through the
winter one can make use of the fluffy,
light sacks and gowns for home wear,
our houses being over-heated to a de
gree when cold reigns without.
Though wools seem more appropri
ate for fall and winter negliges, yet
many ladles will employ tho ones of
light mulls and China silks which the
stores are selling at greatly reduced
prices. And such pretty, pretty things
these are that are going for a song;
such charming low-necked, elbow
sleeved affairs; such soft, trailing
robes. This week we picture two of
the many that caught our fancy; a
neglige of white crepe de chine, and a
little (lowered challls. The first would
be a very appropriate model for pon
gee, too; the yoke and top of the
sleeves should be of laco, and the vel
vet lacings may be of any color pre
ferred. Tho velvet employed on the
dull rich silks suggestive of the ori
ent, and further ornamented with black
velvet ribbon, the ong ends finished
with silk fringe. The tdssels and
fringe now so fashionable aro very
suitable trimmings for these at-home
fJro 11
A Creutlun ol Viincy.
"I understand that you made a fab
ulous fortune out of your novel."
"Perhaps fabulous Is not tho exact
word," aiihwered the author. "I would
rather say 'fictitious.' "Washington
white crepe de chlno shown In the cut
Is an emerald green, very effective with
tho white crepo. The other little neg
lige is of lightweight wool, simple,
comfortable and considerably warmer
than the sheer material of the more
elaborate neglige.
A very ettoctlvj, beautiful teagown
gown3. The teagown described might
bo made of either cashmere or veiling,
but tho serge seems best with tho ori
ental embroidery.
The long shoulder effects concerning
which one reads so much and of which,
one sees so much, are absolutely neces
sary for those who would dress a la
mode. One good way of obtaining the
long, sloping shoulder Is by tho uso of
a deep collar or cape. When one la
ablo to afford fine real lace for this,
well and good; but never wear tha
elaborato imitations that aro at pres
ent so depresslngly common. Collars
and capes of fine batiste aro in Vfiry
good style, and can be procured at rea
sonable prices. Pelerine shapes reign,
and the bertha and fichu aro approved.
In Paris of all places there has ap
peared tho modest neck handkerchief
of mull, which Quaker accessory seems
to belong rather to Philadelphia.
Speaking of mull, thore is nothing
daintier In tho way of neckwear than
the hemstitched mull, or very fine
linen lawn, turnovei collars one sees
occasionally. When immaculate' and
worn with small cuffs to match, thoy
glvo the ordinary shlrt-walKt suit an
air of neatness and gentility quite re
freshing In these days of lussiness.
Another artlclo of dres3 now notice
able In tha world's center ut fashion
13 the very small handkerchief. But
it Is doubtful if tha tiny thing will hav
much vogue over here.

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