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Servila has given the world an
other Joan of Arc. Molly Pitcher. or
Barbara Frietchie; another woman ..
whose name perhaps will ring
through the poetry and patriotism of
all time when the war that now as
rending Europe is ended
Her name is Sophia Yovanovitsch.
and when some Serb historian rises
to tell the story of the struggle of
the little kingdom against the Turk
the name of Sophia will become a
household word In the italkans.
When the war cloud that has hov
ered for twenty years over the Pal
kans broke and little Servia sprang
to arms Sophia was one of the most
ardent patriots. There were three
young men avowedly suitors for her "
hand, and to each of them she gave . .
the same order-not to ask her to .
marry them or to seek her love un
til they had voluntered and proved , ..
their worthiness by serving the 
country as soldiers in the army
Two. both Serbs. at once rushed to the colors, but it is related in Bel
grade that Dmitrt hesitated and finally was ordered by the girl either to
enlist at once or to renounce forever all thought of marriage with her. Also
it was evident that Dmitri loved Sophia more than he loved Servia. for he
Sophia Tovanovitech did not know that Dmitri had enlisted. Stirred by
her patriotism, she decided upon a plan That night in her boudoir she
called her maid, and. ignoring the protests of the maid, she clipped short
her great mass of black hair, her crowning beauty, and, attiring herself in a
suit of clothes belonging to her younger brother, she went to Merderi. out
side of Belgrade. and enlisted as a private
Her father was an oficer in the regiment, her brother a petty officer,
and her sweetheart a private. One of the other men who sought her hand
in marriage also was a petty officer, and the girl. surrounded by friends, was
compelled to hide her Identity.
Not a suspicion of her sex was raised. She bore the hardships of the
Journey through Bulgaria and the hard work of the regiment when it Joined
the allied forces.
J. Pierpont Morgan, master of
smoking Egyptian pyramid. Just 445
feet and 6 inches up In the air in
Wall street. He is the loftiest mil
lionaire in New York
This pyramid, which belches
smoke and steam all day long. is a
replica of the tomb of Halicarnassus,
in which were enshrined the remains
of Mausolus, ruler of Carta, who died
in 353 B C. His widow, Artemisia.
erected it. Mausolus. from whose
name is derived the word "mauso
leum," was an independent Persian
satrap It is related of him that
every caravan which fared forth into
the desert had to pay him its tribute
of corn, wine and oil.
It Is related of Mr. Morgan that
he is fairly independent, too, and that
railroads pay him something of a
tribute today Mausolus fought and
whipped Artaxerxes Mnemon and mov
ed his capital from Mylassa to Hall
carnassus. His kingdom bordered on the Ceramic Gulf., on the southwest
coast of Asia Minor. Mr. Morgan today is Interested In things ceramic.
Mausolus' statue in a quadriga surmounted the splendid pile. It is now in
the British Museum. Mausolus is shown as a man with a square, deter
minded face. with eyes deep set under overhanging brows
Mr Morgan looks downhill at about an angle of sixty degrees to see
the omces of John D Rockefeller at 26 Broadway If the offices were side
by side Mr. Morgan would have the laugh on Mr. Rockefeller by 283 feet
6 inches This eyrie of Mr. Morgan's is thirty-one stories high, in the new
building of the Bankers' Trust company, at the northwest corner of Wall
and Nassau streets. To reach it he-rides a twelfth of a mile toward the sky
In thirty seconds. This is at the rate of a mile in six minutes. Some of his
best trains make the distance about six times as fast. Under his pyramid
Mr. Morgan is quite alone with his partners. Nobody can get up there with
out his permission.
Henry Gassaway Davis. the vener
able *x-senator from West Virginia,
who ran for tice-president on the
Democratic national ticket with Al- .
ton B. Parker in 1904. is to retire
from active business. lie will be
succeeded as president of the Coal I
and Coke Railway of West Virginia
by Richard C. Kerens of St Louts,
the present American ambassador to
Mr. Kerens has made all arrange
ments for leaving &he diplomatic
service. He will have a home at
Elkin.. W. Va.. but expects to spend
much of his time in Washington.
where offices of the railway company -'
are located.
Mr. Davis is eighty-nine years old
He has had an active career In buo
ness and polities and is wealthy He
served in the United States senate
as a Democrat from 1171 to 1SS3 and
delined reelection for a third term
His son-in-law, Stephen B Elklns
Republican. came to the senate from West Virginia In 1895 and served until
his death last year
D)avis Elkins, named for his grandfather, is a candidate for the senate
to succeed Senator Watson, Democrat. whose term will expire next March
The West Virginia legislature, elected on November 5. will have a
mejority of Republicans Davis Elkins is a brother of Miss Katherine
Elkins. whom the royal duke of the Abruzzi wanted to marry
James Bryce, the British ambassa
dor, told the committee for the cele
. ,bration of the tentenary of peace be
tween English-speaking peoples at a
dinner in New York the other night.
that nearly all wars had been due to
human folly or human passion.
He dwelt on how much better it
was to celebrate the wisdom which
had ended a war and avoided any sub
sequent conflict. rather than the want
of skill and wisdom which made wari
SThe ambassador described what
had been accomplished during his
oomfeial stay In Washington to remove
differences between the United States
and Great Britain, and to avoid dif
ferences In the future. He reviewed
the three arbitrations and several
treaties leading to a settlement of
the Canadian boundary dispute; the
Newfoundland fisheries question; the
matter of the use of the waters on
'he boundtry and minor polnts long
at issue, between Great Britain and the United States, and continued:
"All these treaties furnish an admirable illustration of the dictum once
delivered by Mr Root, that where two nations and governments desire to
come to a fair agreement it is always possible for them to do asn With good
will everything can be accomplisbei
Writer Gives Graphic Description
of Country.
Many Houses Have Never Been En.
tered by a European and Never
Will Be--Women Are Always
Closely Veiled.
Bombay, India.-Reviewing J. A.
Spender's book, "The Indian Scene."
the London Spectator says:
To those who have not seen India
the descriptive chapters of "The In
dian Scene" will be of very great in
terest. Mr. Spender is content to de
scribe what he saw in the simplest
way, and by this means gives the read
er a strong sense of the reality of
what he is told. Nowhere is this done
with more completeness than in the
opening chapter on Bombay. What
strikes him is not the place so much
as the people. Every street swarms
with them, and "no half dozen seem
alike" Their color varies from white
to very nearly black, their costume
"from the frock coat to the loin
cloth " The ear is as much occupied
as the eye, for the slightest transac
tion "appears to require the unloosing
simultaneously of all tongues in a
wide circle of disinterested specta
tors " The spectator may flatter him
self after a time that he can tell a
Hindue from a Mohammedan. But
this has not taken him far. "Either
Hindu or Mohammedan may belong to
any one of a dozen different races,
and the Hindu may, acoording to his
caste, be the most exalted of human
kind or at a depth so low as hardly
to be, or to reckon himself human."
Then there is the contract between
life and death, between the rich Par
see living in his pretentious stone
built house on the seashore, and the
same man carried, as soon as he has
closed his eyes, to the towers of si
lence, with their "obscene semicircles
of vultures sitting huddled together
on the rims of the two pits waiting for
their next meal." And then there is
the fact-more separating races per
haps than any other feature of Indian
life-that into the vast majority of
houses which "to all outward seeming
might be the homes of European nou
veaux riches.",no European has ever
entered or ever will enter. He must
not see the women who live in them
When a shuttered or curtained car
riage passes him for the first time in
the street, he is told that a woman is
inside, and that is his nearest ap
proach to knowledge of one-half of In
dian life.
When he leaves Bombay Mr. Spen
der, does his best to answer the sim
ple question. What does India look
like? Somewhat north of Baroda he
opens the shutters of his sleeping car
riage and at first sees nothing to tell
> . .
A Primitive Substitute for the Water
Cart. Native Method of Watering
a Road.
him that he is not in Europe. The
country is flat, it has many trees, it is
cut up into small fields and very close
ly cultivated. It is the human element
and the animal element that make it
unlike Europe-the women "swathed
in crimson muslin," the children "eith- I
er naked or fantastically dressed up. I
the thin walnut colored men, with I
white turbans and bare legs, the big .
loose limbed donkeys who pass in a
kind of ambling gallop." the hump
backed cattle. "mild miniature beasts," I
the straight-backed lead colored buf
faloes. Then comes a railway station
and a fresh "riot of color and fancy."
Opposite the carriage stands a vener
able gentleman in bright green flower
ed silk dressing gown, with a pink tur
ban and white pajamas; near him
there is a woman "in a shapeless mass
of orange cotton," a tiny child, "with
embroidered coat and absurd little
buff trousers ending in red shoes."
and an old man who crowns a gray
frock coat with a crimson turban, and
wraps his legs in "a careless swathe
of white muslin." Mr. Spender's train
was delayed for ten minutes because a
party of ladies had to be got out. An
immense sheet was held in front of
their carriage, in which they were
somehow enwrapped, and the group
was left "standing like a great, white
box in the middle of the platform."
When Rajiputana is entered the fields
are replaced by "vast prairtelike
spaces scorched to a uniform pale
brown." Fifty miles further on the
country becomes like Provence be
tween Lyons and Marseilles, except I
that the soil is brown instead of red
and the trees are acacias. not olives.
But again it is the people and the ani
malse that make the difference. The
men are riding camels, the women are
walking gracefully with water jars on
their heads, buck are pretty plentiful,
and so are large birds among which
Mr. Spender could only make out "the
big brown kite and the long-tailed
green parrot."
May Go to Jail for Dog.
Denver. Colo.-Rather than pay a
$4 dog license. Duncan McPhail, a Den
ver attorney, prefers to pass hile de
clining years in jail More than a
year ago the cty of Denver 'evied,
but failed to get, a tax of $4 on Mc
Phail's Lady, a terrier Three courts
have decided that McPhail should pay
the tax and the supreme court de
olined to give McPhall relief when he
applied for a suMperseeas.
This is the latest photograph of Josephus Daniels, editor of the Raleigh
(N. C.) News and Observer, who. It s rumored, will be a member o: Wood
row Wilson's cabinet He was one of the most ardent pre-convention sup
porters of the president-elect, and is the Democratic national committeeman
from North Carolina
Scores Mysteriously Disappear
From Far Southwest.
In Country of Swift Changes Customs 1
Are Opposed to Asking Strangers 1
Personal Questions-No Trace
is Left Behind.
El Paso, Tex.-ls there a "port of
missing men?" That is a question to
be answered as your fancy dictates.
says a writer. But that there is a
country from which men are con
stantly "missing" allows of no con
tradiction. A section of this great
United States of America there is
which literally swallows up human be
ings and leaves no inkling of their
fates or their whereabouts. Such a
section and such places are found
throughout the great southwest from
western Texas to the Pacific coast
Not one man or one woman, but
scores of men and women, come, areI
seen and vanish in this section of the I
states each year. To disappear from
off the face of the earth as completely 1
as if one had never existed Is not a
feat easy of accomplishment even in
the great centers of population In the
eastern states. And in this country of
missing men it happens so frequently
that only a case of extraordinary in
terest commands the attention of the
natives. A grunt or a shrug of the
shoulders dismisses the matter as
soon as it is mentioned. One must be
rich or one must be influential if one
would have the arm of the law
I stretched forth in succor. The pen
alty of obscurity here, as elsewhere,
is indifference. "Who cares?"-who.
But indifference alone is not re
sponsible for the lack of interest in
so small a matter as the mere disap
pearance of a man. No. there is that
in the attitude of the average native
of the southwest which makes him
hesitate to show any interest or con
cern in the affairs of another man.
In the east such questions as "Where
are you from?" or "Are you in busi
ness here?" are common enough And
such questions are asked with no pur
pose or intent of prying into another's
affairs. It is a part of the social cus
toms of the "polite" east to show
some interest in another's well-being.
Rut such personal, intimate questions
never fall from the lips of the man
born or reared in the great southwest.
Only a few days ago the proprie
tress of one of the largest and finest
boarding houses in El Paso furnished
mute but convincing evidence of the
fact that men disappear all too often
in these parts. Taking the corre
spondent up to a spacious garret, she
pointed to a pile of trunks and other a
effects and said:
"You see all these trunks here? i
Well, they belong to men and women
who have come to my place, taken
rooms and suddenly departed. Do I
never hear from them? Not in a sin
gle instance have I received one line U
from one of them. or from any one
knowing them All I know about i
them. as a rule, is their last names.
I don't ask them anything about them
selves. I know what you are think- I
ing." she added. "You are thinking I
these are the effects of 'board jump
ers.' Rut you are wrong I make
them all pay from the day they get
their rooms-a week in advance I'm i
too used to keeping a boarding house
to be 'taken in' by men with empty
Land Worth $15,000,000, However, 1a
Hardly Big Enough for an N4
"Old Cat" Game. an
New York.-The latest project for 80
a New York park I. the rather stag- th
gering proposition that the city take be
over the site of the Equitable build
ing, which burned last winter, and at
make It Into an open square. The lic
land Is valued at $15.000,000 and Is gr
hardly big enough for boys to play r
trunks or trunks loaded with bricks
and the like. If you will look you will
see that some of these trunks are not
even locked. They are full of clothes
-more or less good. Sometimes one
finds the relatives of a person who
has disappeared by letters and some
times by cards and other things left
in the trunks.
"This trunk here." she said, point
Ing out a rather new trunk, "belongs
to a young man who left here only
about three weeks ago. The Lord
only knows where be is. I've not had
a line from anybody about him. I'm
holding the trunk, but, of course,
some one is in the room he had. I
used to bother about such things, but
it happens so often that I have about
got used to it."
Some time later a group of men
were chatting together on this topic.
It seemed to be a common enough oc
currence all throughout the southwest.
Many reasons were given for the mys
terious disappearances, but none
seemed quite good enough to answer
satisfactorily the big query. "What be.
comes of the scores of human beings
who disappear each year in the great
southwest ?"
Lad Ignites Straw Under Mules and
Barn Is Burned-Animals
Are Cremated.
Jamestown, N. D.-G. W. Wilson's
"hired man" would not let the five
year-old son of his employer, who lives
west of Montpeller, N. D., lead the
mules to water. so the lad piled straw
under the animals and set fire to the
straw. The flames not only cremated
the mules but the barn. The mules
belonged to the "hired man." who had
left for Iowa.
Hunter Sends to New York Specl
menu He Captured In
New York.-Two specimens of the
giant forest pig, captured by Alfred
J. Klein near the Channa river in Af
rica, have been presented to the Mu
seum of Natural History. They have
been mounted by F. Blaschke.
The forest pig is exceeded in size
only by seme long extinct species
t whose fossil remains are Sound in the
western states. It is comparatively
unknown, partly on account of its
habits, which are nocturnal. It thrives
, in the grass of the African jungle.
S High up on the slope of Mount Kenia
r at an elevation of about 6.000 feet.
Carl E. Akeley, the elephant hunter,
found traces of these pigs, their tracks
1 following the elephant trails for long
i distances.
The head of the forest pig is long.
with ugly upturned tusks. Its legs
are slender, supporting a heavy.
stocky body. It is agile and power
ft ul as it goes cavorting through the
brush of the jungle.
For about 15 years it was suspected
that the forests of central Africa har
b bored some giant specimen of the pig
family. In 1904 one of these curi
ous animals was captured by a natu
t ralist, and thus it became known to
1 science.
As a gift from D. G. Stapleton the
t museum has received a',number of
five-old-cat in without breaking some
body's windows
But it is in the heart of downtown
New York, one block from Wall street
and the hole where the old Equitable
building stood has proved a welcome
source of light to many omees where
the sunlight had not fallen since long
before the Spanish war.
That the park plan will go through
at any such cost, when a single mil
lion of the money would give play
Sgrounds to four or five hundred thou
sand children, who now ply Ia the
New York Jury Adds Another Valmea
tios to Long List Recently Con.
plied in Court
New York-A toenall-that Is, a
New York lady's toeaail-Is worth
$83.331-3, or three for $250, according
to the New York courts
Mrs. Anna Elliott was tipped over
in a taxicab, lost a shoe, damaged a
stocking and was parted from three
toenails for the term of her life on
this earth. So she sued for 2.5600
damages. The jury expressed sym
pathy for the loss of, the shoe and
stocking, but ruled them out of the
count and cut down the bill by 90
per cent.
As a result a list of "What's Worth
What" has been compiled from recent
court decisions. It runs: Toes, wom
ens' $4,480; man's, three for $3.000;
arms, woman's, disfigured (pair),
$500; squeesed, $1,000; legs, man's
(pair), $38,000; scalp, woman's lost,
$4,200; ankles, woman's. $3,000 to
$20,000 each; fingers, man's, $18,000
for four; hands, man's right, $9,8;
shoulders, woman's right, injured,
$1,000; eyes, man's right, $1,284;
operas $750 apiece (manuscripts, not
matinees); fiances (male), $28,828
each; sermons, 98 cents, or 21T for
Branded and Shipped 300 MIles Early
Last Spring, They Go Bask to
National Park.
Boseman, Mont--Spottsmen and
game wardens of Montana are con
vinced that the elk from the herds
in the Yellowstone National park poe
sees a homing instinct equal to that of
the carrier pigeon.
Early last spring Game Warden Per
guson and his rangers trapped two
carloads of elk in the mountains near
Gardiner and shipped them to Ham
ilton, Mont., 00 miles away. They
were branded and turned loose in the
Hell Gate reserve, one of the largest 1
national forests in the west.
During the last few months ranch
men in the vicinity of Hamilton have
noticed a dwindling of the number of
Elk in the Hell Gate forests. It has
since developed, according to the
state game wardens, that the animals
have been returning to their old
stamping ground in the Yellow.
- stone park.
s Policemen Beat a Peasant Almost to
e Death and Are Sent to Jaill for
Twenty-One Days.
t St. Petersburg.--At the trial of P'
lice Inspector Makaronka and three
policemen at Vilna on the charge of
5 inhuman brutality to an arrested peas
r ant It was proven that they had bound
I their victim hand and foot with
I chains, laid him on the ground,
A jumped on him, beat him about the
head and finally flung him, half dead,
I into an underground cell. They were
t let off with sentences of $1 days' im
t prisonment for the inspector and
seven days each for the policemen.
Radical papers are contrasting this
leniency with the punishment of a
month's imprisonment recently passed
upon M. Garbunoff. the publisher, and
his friend. M. Boulanger, for the crime
s of burying Mine. Schmidt, a follower
r of Tolstoy, according to her wishes,
without church ceremonial.
German Steamer Pennoll Is Foreed to
Extremitles To Provide
New Yort-Buffeted at sea by what
her captain declared was the worst
weather he had encountered, the Get
s man steamer Pennoil, bound from
SRotterdam to Philadelphia, is coling
s here. She had only a few pounds of
Scoal In her bunkers when she anchor
r ed off quarantine. The successioa of
a gales which she encountered held her
I back and depleted her coal supply to
Ssuch an extent that she was foreced
I practically to strip herself of wood
work to keep the fres going.
a a------ -m w --------es-------~-wa
valuable prehistoric objects In gold
mnd platinum from the province of s
-nehldas, Ecuador and Colombla. The PR
collection is on exhibition in the
South American gallery. The objects Per
In platinum are of most interest. as It
was not known that this metal was
worked, except in this locality, by a
prehistoric race of people.
Archbishop Says Young People of of
Today Are Traveling the wea
Wrong Road. he
New Orleans.-The underworld has '
become the exemplar of too anam bill
young people who should have for ure
their patron Mary Immaculate, de but
clared Archbishop Bleak in a se he
'non at the Jesuits' church recently, of I
in which he scored modern dancing I
and social customs. in
This spirit, he said, had resulted in his
such dances as the "grzlsly bear." the
"turkey trot," the "Oaby glide" ad 12
the "bunny hug."
Has it come to this," asked the
archbishop, "that our beautiful so
clety-our boasted civilization, nay.
even our Christianity, should be bea
ished to make room for the vile cor
ruption freighted with the miasma of
the underworld? I appeal to mothes we
and fathers, for the love of God. to of
set their faces against this outrage." 0
streets, is doubtful. But it brings up
the curious tact that a little more
than a century ago there was actually
a garden on the same ground. About
16888 Philip Stoutenberg owned the
whole site, and there he establlished
a garden, where he raised tulip bulbs
to sell to his Dutch neilhbors.
Dies From Childhood Accident.
Columbus.-A tall which she re.
ceived when a child visiting the state
capitol is blamed for the death of
Miss betells Saltsman, aged 8U yesar.
Rellgioue Song Was Ineplred
flee Erected In Iowa inl
Boston.--Oone of the acts
meon and religion forward
has been to revive a once
song about a "little brown
the vale." The church Itself
spired the song bade ft to
eclipse, but was preserved
the sentimental regard of is
friends, as The Co
(Boston) tells us:
."Some forty or fifty years
song known as 'The Little
Church in the Vale' caught the
lar fancy and literally went
t the world. The president of
tional Music Teachers'
longing to a sturdy Scotch
used to Join heartily with his
brothers in singing the song
thought that any particular
was meant. Later, he was
to learn that the veritable
Brown Church' was no ar
lowa home. It is a r .
Congregational church, and is at
t -'
Little Brown Church In the
Which inspired the popular mo
scr. asa
ford in northern Iowa. Some
in northern Iowa met for w
a log house for some time sad
organized a church. In 18659
K. Nutting became pastor and
determined to erect a house e.
ship. This required much
for all were poor and there
tually, almost no money in
tion. Those sturdy farmers
f rame from timber growing
i Cedar river. The boards for
I ing and what hardware was
to be hauled over the cordurep
and through swamps from Y
sixty miles away. The dedl
a great event Many people
forty miles to be present The
prospered and soon after
Academy was erected so that
munity became an eductional
ligious center. When the
came, it ran on the opposite
the river. Nashua sprang *
gradually the people moved
new town and Bradford
from the map. The academy
is going to decay, but sen
pr6mpted the people to
Little Brown Church, and it r.
good state of repair. Dr. W.
was one of the pioneers that
der the Influence of this c
the early days and he did
any one else to mike It kaeM
New York Commislion
Handling of Perishable
Lees Is $200000,00O.
New York.-As a step
solution of the problem of
cost of living Mayor 0
ket commiqlon hopes to $$*
way of providing better
cllities for handling perl
duce. It is estimated that
present docking system tbher
annual waste of $20,00,00~
demonstrated by the report
demnations made by order of
York board of health, sh
last year 500,000 pounds of
were destroyed; 2,500,000
vegetables, 73,000 pounds of
350,000 pounds of fish uad
pounds of misellaneous market
The oondemnations made by
100 inspectors of the health
meat represent only a small
of the real waste in the
the city. The waste in handllag
is estimated at 10 per cent. r
000,000 a year, and the le In
is more than $25,000,000.
PRIEST FINDS 5 $1,00 0
Perosao Who Left the Big Pl
Poor of New York Parishrl
Nmew York.--Untll rrePtli
largest amount that the pster
Roman Catholic church of Our
of OGuadalupe. on One H
Pifty-sixth street, ever had
of the poor box was about -.
week, howeverwhen he opened
he found iulde, nicely tolded
er, five crisp $1.000 bills.
SThe priest never had seems a
Sbill before, and when he Nsew
Suree he could hardly belieove
but soon found he had a funad
he never had expected for
of the poor In hil parish.
SThe person who put the
In the box did not leave sa_
his Identity.
Court Officer in Kansuas Makes
Odd Panel for a Case of
orderly Condut.
SIndependence. Kan.-Twlvee
wealthlest and most prominest
of this city were summoned 8i
on a jury In the case of
charged with fring a shot
the window of an inte
Snear her, endangering the live
Spassengers. Among the wos
moned by the court o€n e
wives of two millionaire oil
two bankers' wives and two
introduces New Dmines.
Philadelpbia.l-Among the
introduced at a dinner party
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Stote#st
the placing of baehelors D
table and permitting the wom
to noke cigarett with the

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