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n l, Ws TRUE TO HER LOVE OF 65 YEARS AGO Aged Woman Remembers First Beau With Greetings on Anniversary Buggy Ride They Took. San Francisco, Cal. Tho saying that "tho constancy ot a woman runs but three years and a day" has again been refuted, for out of the past there has lllckered a mesasge from Ohio to Cal ifornia that tells how an offection onco planted In a woman's heart novcr ceases to burn, though tho winter of ltfo weaves tho frost halo in her hair and though vast mountains and num erous miles are thrust between tho .young emotion and the old. On a summer day In 1849 Stephen T. Gage, IS jears of age, took Mary Ste vens, 16, for a rldo along the beech and maple uplands of Ashtabula, Ohio, And b.oy and girl together they picnick ed by a leaf-embowered stream. There was a spark that went with tho glances of the two, but Fate swung their lives far apart. A strapping, six-foot-threo youth, ho Joined the pilgrimage to the west, while she remained In the comparative quietude of the old Ohio home. He went into freighting over the big Sierra divide from Hangtown (Placer vlllo) Into Nevada, and in lSufi was sent as an assemblyman on the Know Nothing ticket to represent his coun try, then tho "Empire county of tho state," In the Legislature the legisla tive session ot which he is now tho sole survivor In his freighting he charged "all the traffic Tsould bear" and he grew In In fluence and confidence in the trans portation game. When It came time to organize the building ot the great transcontinental railroad, young Gcge was a factor to be reckoned with, and he Joined the Crockers, Stanford, Col ton, Huntington, Hopkins and Judah in carrjing the project to Its conclu sion. Then he became a commanding figure in the politics of California and Nevada the confidant and right hand ot Stanford in carrying forward the railroad's manifold policies. He made governors and judges, assessors, secre taries and controllers with a nod and unmade them with a wink. Men fawn ed for his favor and scurried from his frown. He married, but not the girl of (he picnic ot Ashtul'ili In the far dim Ohio ot his youth. Death made lilm a widower twice. Age came, and with time the companions of his youth, Ills mature manhood and his achievements -went their way. But that age left him ruddy and rugged quick of eye, Arm of step, patriarchal as to beard, bu. still such a figure that has made him called "the handsomest man in Callfor nlo." Hut all these jears In the far-away Ohio ainroman remembered that picnic out ot Ashtabula beneath the beeches and the maples, romenibered t gleam in his eje, recalled the pressure of his hand. Three years ago Stephen T. Gage went back to Ohio and there he tool: Mary Stevens for a ride and picnic over the same old road out of Ashta bula a ride under the beech and maple shade, a picnic by the same leaf embowered stream. On the anniversary ot that first ride in 1349 there came to Stephen T. Gage, S3 years old and a resident ot this city, from Mary 13. Stevens, aged 81, a telegraphed message reading: "To my first and only beau." "Happy returns ot the day," wired Stephen T. Gage in reply, and he hum med an old love tune. Blind Inventor May Become Rish ;NEW ORLEANS BEAUTY TO WED SOON Makes Models for Three Practical De vices Ambition Is to Protect Bottle Workers. Though ho has been sightless for more than thirty years, Patrlcw J. Mc Namara, who lives In a homo for the blind In Now York City, may become wealthy as a result of his energy and ingenuity. He has just completed tho tedious task of making models for three practical bottling Inventions and friends havo interested capitalists to assist him in developing the contrlv-ances. McNamara is 58 years old. Ho lost his sight In a bottling factory accident. He was filling an Imperfect bottle with ginger ale when It exploded. Ever since he has been devising means ot protecting other bottling workers from accident and perfecting means which will enable brewers, res taurants and hotels to keep liquors continually fresh and druggists or chemists to enploy simple schemes by which poisons may be kept from care less or Irresponsible persons. The most Interesting ot McNamara's new inventions Is what he calls a lock stopper. It may be fitted Into the neck ot a medicine bottle and then locked with a key. The liquid may be poured without removing the stopper after it has been unlocked. The Invention is designed to keep persons from obtain ing poisons from bottles in the.night. Another invention is an automatic check-valve or vent peg, which will keep barrelled beer from turning stale through the loss ot gas. The usual barrel ot beer, ale or cider, after being tapped has n smalt hole left open In the top, so that air may enter, with the result that the gas evaporates and al lows the liquor to become fiat. Mc Namara's vent peg is a simple device which automatically allows fresh air to enter the keg or barrol the Instant the splsot Is turned. When the faucet Is closed, the valve Immcd'ately closes, thus permitting no gas to escape. Of similar use 13 r. stopper he has de vised for highly carbonated liquids and champagnes. It is a metal stopper, which when Inserted In the neck of n bottle will keep the liquid full of gas all the time It is being served. McN'amara is frankly grateful to all those In tho home who have looked after his safekeeping and says that whatever measure of success comes to him the loyalty of his home will be shown in more ways than one. WALKING SUIT OF BLUE WOOL LOFTY BUILDINGS MOVED BY WIND AND SUN RAYS Heat Expands Tops of Skyscrapers Many Inches Structures Also Sink In Ground. All tall buildings are moved by the rays of the sun and the wind. The rays are strong enough to move the Im mense dome of the capltol at Washing ton, D. C, six inches every day. The movement was proved by suspending a twenty-five pound lead plumb from the top of the dome, a pencil touching a piece of paper being attached to the weight. In the morning-the sun caus ed the west side of (he building to ex pand. As the rays reached the other sides of the dome, the expansion moved with thPm ad at the end ot the d?y the pencM had traced an ellipse six Inches long. Often the top3 of skyscrapers are swayed several Inches by strong gales, but a movement even less perceptible Is their settling into the ground. Un less erected on bedrock buildings will gradually sink. In Chicago some of the buildings constructed ten years ago have settled five Inches. One sky scraper only 12 years old was found to be thirty Inches out of plumb at the top and had to be bolstered up with huge jackscrews. ', - " - - -- -.-' 't. '. . ' . - V' vS -&&-.- ,XV- '-" -' ' ' H ,,-vKw - 'vftVS- J - - vJ.v v,v-;v --, A' - -' y j. . . . .-sv .. vl ?i , ' V -" w ' vO ' ' A lower than those paid In the front blocks. In the modern erections thoro are many variants of this plan, tend ing on tho whole to tho elimination of either the back or the sldo blocks, or ot both. In most cases tho work ing class dwelling In such a house consists of three rooms, but very fre quently of two rooms only. Tene ments of one room cannot bo regarded as constituting an Important type. Four-roomed workmen's dwellings are rare, whllo dwellings ot five or more rooms are scarcely to bo found. There aro puroly working class dis tricts In all large cities, but generally the working classes are scattered throughout the whole of a city. Rich people and moderately rich people live FROM POOR BOY TO MONEY KINQ Anthony Brady, 'Mole of Wall Street! Leaves $77,000,000. Now York. Anthony N. Brady, whe starting as a poor boy, climbed from a humble position In the Hotel Delovaa In Albany to tho top of Wall stroot'i financial ladder, left a gross cstato of 577,043,443, according to tho report ot Charles M. Friend, state transfer tax appraiser. With the exception of .John D. Rockefeller's fortune and the millions accumulated by Andrew Carnegie, the Brady estate Is thought to bo the larg est in the country. A natlvo of Lille, France, Brady became the "mola ot Wall street" by shrewd financial work. In the lower stories of tall houses, In He left $100,000 to charity. the upper 6torles and in the back buildings of which, entered by means of different doors and staircases, llvo much poorer people. This system has advantages. TIip houses are well built, well drained and hewered, and surrounded with an amount of open Bpaco which Insines that air and light are not cut off by neighboring build ings. But there aro also dlsadvan taces. The dwellincs In the back buildings, getting their air and llgni I from courts, of which many are too ' small, and often unwholesome, and It Is far less wholesome for women and children to live In upper rooms of tall houses than In a one-family house, from which tho children can easily run into the open air, and which has no other dwellings above or below It, from which Injurious exhalations may comp. As already mentioned, the dwellings consist of few rooms only. If there are but two looms, one is used as -a- living and- bed room and thus occupied by day and night all the year through, and -the other is a small kitchen, which Is' likewise made to sprve as a bedroom, and here may be crowded together a family of four, five, six or more persons. H. Feh ltuger In the Bricklayer and Mason. FREE FREE To qulckl) distribute 10,000 cat alog we will give one from tooth, one ,ood card trick and ooe ventrilo quist doubfe throat whistle, hi ImJOc to cover postage. HALE'S FUNNY HUUSK, 1868 E. 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Elaine Pujo. Miss Elaine Pujo, dauKhter of former representative in congress and Mrs. Arsene P. Pujo of New Orleans, it is announced, is to marry Mr. William Beatner Reily, Jr., also of New Orleans Miss Pujo was educated in Washington, but spent last winter with her mother in New Orleans, Prepare for a Better Position Why not prepare .for one of the beit places open in Government Work. Salaries good, position per manent. Sample examination ques tions free. "Our Students Win." Cleveland Civil Service School 310 American Trust Building, Cleveland Many a Loving .Mother Will Appreci ate the Follow ing. ODD DISCOVERIES MADE ABOUT RATS A walking suit of blue wool with Bailor collar. Standinr? collar of white maline. Sash of black Bilk with frogs: a. 4 v iMrtm-i Mttqb.t4 Curiouu Condensations. The United States produces more corn than all the rest ot the world. The use of the metric system of weights and measures will be compul sory in the Philllpplnes after the first of next year. Genuine ruby glass owes. Us color to the presence ot particles of gold too small to be seen without the aid of the strongest microscope. Before the Russian war the street rallwny system of Tokio was less than one mile In length. Now "the mileage Is 100 miles, with a revenue, last year of $775,000. M. Clemenceau, the French Premier, Is a martyr io Indigestion, and has been a regular visitor to Carlsbad for JO years, finding it easier to direct a government than a stomach. -Japanese army officer students are allowed $1,150 a year while learning the English language. Others get from $1,000 to $1,000 a year while learning Russian, $1,030 for French, $930 for German and $700 for Chinese. The combined Imports and exports for the 12 months ending June 30, 1908, were $3,035,000,000. it compares favorably with the total for the pre ceding year, in which our foreign trade was $3,315,000,000, and $2,571, 000,000 two yeats ago. Doors that swing of themselves are the latest. At the Hotel Astor the at tendant who stands at the main en trance meroly has to press a bulb and the door, which is operated by electri city, revolves. This plan nas the ad vantage of keeping the speed uniform. Tomatoes are Imported In Increas ing quantities Into England from Italy, The quality of these tomatoes Is stated to be good and the prices low. Large quantities of canned tomatoes are also '.shipped now each season from Italy )to the eastern -part, of tho. United States Aged Rodent Gnaws Through Oak Door in Twenty-Five Minutes One Gets Through Concrete. In the work ot "rat-p- ring" tho harbor districts of Southern ports, in teresting discoveries are being madn of the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the rats. The appearance of bu bonic plague in New Orleans resulted in a strenuous campaign to drive out all the rodent nomads which carry the disease. The government public health service has many of its men aiding in the work. One of the oddest of the Incld'.ts Is reported from Mobile, Ala., by Oliver Whitehead, an inspector. He was in charge ot the "rat-proofing" of an old store. In clear' g away debris and other material a rat's nest was found which had been made of $5, $10 and $20 bills. At the Windsor Hotel an aged rat established a record for gnawing a hole through on oak door. It was ex actly twenty-five minutes after the rat commenced to eat Its way out that it appeared through the aperture It had created. Contractors and others who are In terested in concrete are still talking about a rat which ate its way through three Inches ot concrete in a now building in Mobile, the concrete being four hours old. see through the trick rather than to oo Impressed by it, and therefore to enjoy It. This phenomenon may be one of the manifestations of a hyper critical ase, an age in which the use fulness ot the watch 13 destroyed by a disposition to tamper with the inner works. Dsilluslonment may be good tor a limited number ot over-credulous oersons. but for the run ot men it menus one less resource of enjoyment. Ueal.sni on the stag's is suffering from Its own excesses, and a return .to dif ferent suggestion Is replacing the blat ant exploitation of details. It may be that a public apprised ot the magi cian's secrets will regret its curiosity and forget what it knows for the sake of thrills and exclamations ot wonder which those sacret3 once enabled it to enjoy. But It remains for a new generation to restore the magician fo his former pristine glory. lndlanap-1 ols News. If you have foot troubles ana want immediate relief consult Dr. George Cleveland's leading Chiropodist. Ingrowing nails, corns, bunions, fiat feet corrected. 323 Euclid Ave., over Straus Bros., Standard Bldg., Cleveland, O. SEEDS ARE CARRIED BY BIRDS THE PASSING MAGICIAN Astounding Performances of Miracle Workers No Longer Awe the General Public Once looked upon us the possessor of some occult power, openly regarded with respectful awe, but la secret en vied and feebly imitated, the magi cian's miraculous faculties seem to have dwindled until he Is merely a surprisingly dexterous human, tmicfc and adroit and very clever, but still just a plain man. His magic wand Is jio longer the dwelling of au obedient witch, but a plain stick with no qual ities more supernatural than the or chestra leader's baton. Open cynicism is the prevailing expresson upon the faces of the spectators at an exhibi tion ot magic; and a child gazing In saucer-eyed wonder is about the ouly surviving reminder of the time when the magician was a man of clamm:' secrets known only to the elect of his immediate circle. Living, hopping rab. bits drawn from the air no longer stun the mind of the spectator until he questions no further than the fact, as likely as not he will wonder if the magician feeds them well and gives them enough exercise. Perhaps this is a cynical age; perhaps the magician has lost some ot his skill. But prop ubly the wonders of everyday life tho telephone, the phonograph, the wrolcss aro so much more mysteri ous that tho arts of the magician seem puerile and false by comparison. On tho other hand magicians havo given up their secrets, and books have been written revealing their methods, os tensibly to instruct the proselyto but really to satisfy the curiosity of the public. However astounding tho per- , formancu, tho spectators appear to believe tlioy ha,ve been sold; and thoreln Ilea the difficulty, Pcqplo at tend magic performances in order to Plants Spring up From Soil Attached to Partridge's Feet. The way in which feathers and other foreign matter will adhere to thn feet of birds Is well known. The most famous 13 that quoted years ago by Darwin. This was that of a red-legged par tridge, which was found to have a ball of earth measuring 7 inches in cir cumference and weighing 6 .ounces around one of its feet. After sottening the earth a number of seeds were re moved therefrom and sowed. No fewer than eighty-two plants came up. representing at least five species. This experiment demonstrated one of the- many 'ways in which birds may dis perse peeds. That Was Enough A young Frenchman in the sopho more class of an American college was Invited to a musical entertainment given .by his classmates, whore there were sung, In honor of the foreigner, a number of French songs, and they were given in the best American French. "I say, old man," observed one of the sophomores, after the entertain ment, "I suppose the French songt made you feel a little homesick, eh? "No," responded the Frenchman: "only sick." Many a strong man and many a healthy woman has much for which to thank mother. The care taken dur ing their childhood brought them past the danger point' and made them heal thy men and women. Thousands of children are generally bothered with incontinence of urine, and inability to retain it is ofttimes called a habit. It is not always the children's fault in many cases the di..culty lies with the kidneys, and can be readily right ed. The following statement shows how one mother went about it: Mrs. Arthur Stratton, 234 W. 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