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Refuse to Be Clothed in Flowin Garments
Ref use to Be Clothed in Flowing 6arments
C HICAGO.-The enthusiasm of a
few score husbands for the pro
pcosed "fete champetre" of the New
Future associatlon exploded with a
loud bang the other day, when the
husbands discovered what a "fete
(tI :npetre" was. As a result. the big
event, scheduled for June 20 in the
First Regiment armory, has been
Mrs Fred L. Rossbach, founder and
president of the association, which
aims to aid women released from the
house of correction, and the other
directors spent weeks on arrange
ments and found their husbands eager
In their promises of assistance. But
s.t the directors' meeting at the Hotel
La Salle one of the women rose and
told a sad story.
It appears that her husband, who is
not built along the lines of a gaselle,
thought finally to ask what was going
on He was told the peculiar feature
of the fete would be the costumes.
All men and women were to wear the
flowing draperies of the ancient
"Me!" shouted the startled hus
band. "Me impersonate Apollo? No.
Humans Are Made Crabs by Side-Seated Cars
C LEVELAND, 0. - Thin, anaemic
men who are unable to do a day's
work, and trail little women attain a
record for muscular exertion which
could not be surpassed by the strong
est athlete every time that they ride
in a side-seated street car, according
to computations made by Councilman
E. M. Bleder. They are compelled to
push against a force of probably half
a ton every time they make a trip
upon one of these cars, he declares.
Councilman Bleder has been mak
ing an investigation of the subject,
with a view to legislating out of ex
istence cars with seats running length
wise. He doubts, though, that the
council has the authority to pass the
legislation, and he may take the mat
ter up with the board of health as a
"Man is not a crab and cannot
move sidewise with any degree of
ease," said Mr. Bieder the other day.
"His muscles are not formed for that
mode of advance. Let anyone who is
in doubt on this subject try to run
sideways for a hundred yards at a
fair rate of speed.
"The forward movement of a street
car, with its sudden stoppage and
jerks, is a constant strain, and mus
cles which are not adapted to it are
compelled to take up the burden of
holding the body more or less rigid
against the force which sways one
rearward as the car advances and
forward as the car is checked. To
T Conductor Finds $5,000; Gets 50 Cents Reward
B ALTIMORE. Md.-Fifty cents was
the reward given to a conductor
of the local street railway company
for the recovery of a package contain
ing $550 in cash and $4.000 in certi
When Andrew Anderson. a conduc
tor on the Ellicott City line, found a
carefully wrapped' package lying on
one of the seats of his car when
nearing the barn he had no Idea that
in the parcel there was so much
money and negotiable checks.
"Here's a package I found on the
car," he shouted, as he tossed the
l ackage to the dispatcher. "Someone
frobably will claim it."
Someone did claim it. Just thirty
minutes later' a man rushed into the
car barn and excitedly asked if a
package had been found on one of the
"What sort of a package? De
scribe it." said the dispatcher.
"Well, it was wrapped in paper and I
Turns in Fire Alarm and Races Cop on Wheel
SETROIT, MICH.-Francls Sheahan.
l four-year-old son of Col. P. J.
Sheahan, attorney, merely wanted to
see the engines dash up the street
when he turned in a false alarm the
other afternoon from Second avenue
and High street.
Pedaling up the street on his veloci
pede, Francis came to a halt in front
of a red-painted post surmounted by
a small box of the same bright hue.
The box presented possibilities to his
young mind and he set about devis
ing ways and means for calling the
fire department to the scene. He
could not reach the glass. Obtaining
a small stick. he smote the pane and
This done. he mounted to the saddle
of his velocipede and hooked his fore
finger in the iron ring. The rest hap
pened automatically. The wheels of
the velocipede started in motion and
Francis' whole weight was thrown on
the chain attched to the alarm.
Frighteed at what he had done.
Francis again mouated his tru\ty iron
steed and started to ran for It, so
ing down the street as fast as his
you don't, woman. I don't mind the
new future, but I'm dinged if Itl dress
like a shepherd in a Greek pasture.
Not-on-your-life. I'm still strong
for your cause, but I don't like that
effect I'll give thousands for the
new future, but not one cent for any
such insult to my unfortunate
physique as that"
And then it developed that there
were other fat husbands and several
thin ones who had also asserted the
independence of their sex and refused
to have anything to do with the pro
In spite of the extensive arrange
ments already made there was noth
ing for the women to do except to
drop the plan.
"We were anxious enough to appear
in costume." said Mrs. Roesbach re
gretfully after the meeting, "but the
husbands just wouldn't do it. They
said in no uncertain tone they woukd
rather pay any amount into our treat
ury than appear in flowing robes
We'll give them a chance."
There were other objections, among
them that two professionals the as
sociation had engaged to conduct the
affair were to receive part of the
profits. This is contrary to the rules
regarding support by the Association
And so there will be no "fete chan I
petre." A meek substitute is being
arranged, in the form of a card pirty,
to which the balky husbands will
probably be made to contribute liber'
sway the body backward or forward
from the hips entails practically no
fatigue, for almost every movement
of the body is accompanied by this,
but to sway sideways is tiring in the
"When a street car traveling ten
miles an hour is brought to a stop
the checked velocity is equal to a
pressure of ten pounds upon the area
of the surface of every passenger, or
when a car traveling at an ordinary
rate of speed comes to a stop it is
equal to every passenger being pushed
from his balance by a ten-pound
"If every passenger of a sideseated
car counts the number of times the
car stops before he reaches home, and
multiplies it by ten he will discover
that he has pushed against the force
of probably half a ton, and if he
makes the trip twice a day he will
have a record for muscular exertion
which will enable him to realize why
his trip home at night is so fatigu
sDout tnhis long," salo the mucn-per
turbed inquirer, as he used his hands
to describe the size and width of the
"Is this the package," asked the dis
patcher, as he displayed the one that
Anderson had found.
"Yes-that's it. I'm so glad it was
found." replied the visitor as he
reached for it
"Well, you will have to tell me
what it contains in order that I can
be certain that it belongs to you,'
replied the dispatcher.
"It had $5,000 in it-I mean $550 In
cash and the balance in checks," said
The dispatcher opened the package
and found that it contained just what
the stranger had stated. The man
then said that he was W. B. Denison
and that he lived in West Lafayette
As the package was handed to Den
nison, he tossed the dispatcher 50
cents, and said: "Give that to the
conductor for his honesty."
Dennison then left.
An hour later Anderson returned on
his car to the barn. The dispatcher
summoned him and told him what the
package had contained, and that it
had been claimed, and gave him the
"By Jove," shouted the conductor.
"Thank you for the reward."
little legs could work the pedals. He
had not gone half a block, however,
before the fire egines, a motoreycle
patrolman and the motor car patrol
rushed into the street with a roar,
and he was pointed out as the cul
prit by a crowd of boys which had
collected and witnessed the proceed
Francis' puny efforts to put a die
tance between himself and the scene
of his little escapade were s naught
compared to the power of gasoline in
a motorcycle. He was quickly cap
tured and taken home to his fathiw.
History does not relate what hap
pened before the interview colMed,
but it is said the family sdlp was
used in the traditional maner.
ON ELEVATED CAR
She Was Interrupted While Read
ing Sporting Page.
LANDS FIERCE PUNCH
Miss Nellie Hight of Chicago Returns
Punch for Smile and Then Attacks
Annoyer With Umbrella and Drives
Him to Platform.
Chicago.-A masher nudged Miss
Nellie Hight, aged seventeen, of 647
North Park avenue, and then smiled
at her the other morning on an ele
vated train, just as she happened to
glance at the picture of Ad Wolgast
on the sport page. During the next
second the masher received three
swift punches in the face, a blow on
the head with an umbrella and an
uppercut on the chin from Miss
The suddenness of the attack rout
ed him, and he fled from the train.
Miss Hight followed and chased him
from the platform. He dropped his
hat and she smashed it with her um
Not a word was spoken by Miss
Hight or the masher until the man
disappeared down the Austin station
steps. Then she turned to the
amazed conductor and said:
"There. I guess that will hold the
old fool for a while."
Miss Hight is the daughter of
Frank A. Hight. She boarded the
train near her home and bought a
newspaper. At the next station an
elderly man whose hair was gray
about the temples got on the train
and sat down beside her.
"I did not notice the man until he
nudged me the first time." she said.
"I thought it was an accident, and
continued to read the paper.
"Soon he nudged me again and 1
looked up. He smiled. It embar
rassed me somewhat, and I began to
turn the pages of the paper. I had
just turned to the sport page and ac
cidentally glanced at the picture of
setne prize-fighter when he nudged
me in the side real hard. Out of the
corner of my eye I saw him grin.
"Then I don't know what I did. I
knew that I wanted to tear him to
pieces, so I started in. Yes. I hit him
first with the umbrella, and he grab
bed it. Then I hit him three times
in the face with my left hand and
then one on the chin with my right.
After he ran I was so mad that I
smashed his hat. I never saw him
before. I do not know whether I
should have acted that way or not,
but he made me so angry that I could
have done anything.
"I guess he is the same man who
has bothered several of my friends
during the last month on the elevated
Masher Received Three Punohes.
trains, although I never saw him be
fore. If every girl would start In and
give every masher a few punches
they would not worry us any more.
I do not care whether it is ladylike
or not. I felt like hitting him and
I did. He deserved just what I gave
him. He was a silly old goose, and
next time he will know better than
to try to flirt with the, first girl he
ROBS MAN, TAKES HIM HOME
Gopher State Highwayman Nails His
Bachelor Victim in Closet, Ran
sacks House and Escapes.
Fergus Falls, Minn.-Ole Back, a
bachelor farmer and a pioneer of Fer
gus Falls, who lives just outside the
city, was waylaid by a highwayman, I
who let his persistency in his endear
or to get as much as posslbl, from
Mr. Back lead him beyond reason. Mr.
After Back had held up his hands
at the point of a gun, in real wild west
fashion, and allowed the robber to go
through his pockets, securing all of
the farmer's cash. a gold watch and a
pocket knife, he insisted on going
home with him. Reaching the house.
where Back lives alone, the highway
man turned burglar. He first placed
Back in a closet, got a hammer and
nailed up the door. After ransacking
the house and obtaining several hun
dred dollars' worth of valuables, the
fellow got a pen and ink and wrote a
note to the postman, informing him
where he would find Back a prisoner,
and requested that he be released.
Some time after the burglar had de
parted Back succeeded in breaking
down the closet door.
Youth Marries Sweetheart's Mother.
Dover Plains, N. Y.-Irving Volkes.
1i years old, after courting the young
daaghter of Mrs. Amanda Colby, aged
sjxty-ntno years, changed his mind
sad decided to ask the widow for her
hand. He was accepted. The woman
ows a Sae country home and is said
to be very wealthy. Volkes i a a Ie
VIRGINIA DOG BROKE
UP A SWELL WEDDING
Animal Attacks Usher He Found
Wearing His Master's
Cape Charles, Va.-A big dog caus
ed a panic among the wedding party
and the guests at the marriage of
Harry Roberts and Miss Mabel Hem
ming, a daughter of the Rev. Ernest
Hemming, at Eastville, recently.
The animal dashed up the aisle be
hind the wedding party, proceeding to
the altar, and sprang upon the back of
Arthur Addison, one of the ushers.
grabbed the coat he was wearing be
tween its teeth and tried to tear the
garment from the man's back.
Many of the women guests rushed
from the church, believing the dog
was suffering from rabies. the cer
Tried to Tear the Garment From the
mony was halted until the animal was
It appears that the dress suit worn I
by the usher had been borrowed from
the dog's master, C. T. Cobb. The
animal wandered into its master's I
room, and, taking a scent of the miss
ing clothing, following it into the
church and made the attack.
TO BUILD ROCK FOR TUNNEL
Porous Rock Blocks Work at New
York and Will Be Replaced by
New York.-One of the most remark
able engineering feats ever attempted
may soon be carried out here. The en
gineers of a tunnel under the East riv
er, to accommodate a huge gas main,
will first create a body of rock a hun
dred feet below the river bed and then
tunnel through it.
Never before, it is said, has it been
found necessary to create such an ar
tificial obstruction for the sole purpose 1
of subsequently boring through it, and
the experiment will be watched with I
The reason for this novel undertak
ing is found in the chalky, porous rock
which the engineers have encounter- I
ed in driving the tunnel. So far as
can be ascertained, the headinp.are
now less than seventy-five feet apart I
and they would have been joined some
time ago but for the treacherous rock.
The Bronx heading was 800 feet
out under the river when the fault
was encountered. It baffled the en
gineers and they determined to work
from the Astoria shore in the hope of
finding better conditions. The same
sort of rock was struck when the As-.
toria heading was within 200 feet of
the Bronx heading. Water poured in,
and the workmen say that even small
fish came in through the aeams.
It is understood that if no other way
is found to stop the inflow of water
the engineers propose bulkheading
both tunnels some distance back from
the present headings and filling the
aperture ahead of the bulkheads with
concrete. After this sets the engi
neers will cut through the bed of
GOOD LOOKS WINS ACQUITTAL
Women Jurors Refuse to Convict
Prisoner Regarded as Too Hand
some to 8teal Horse.
Redwood City. Cal.-"He's really 1
far too handsome a man to be a 1
"Still. he admits stealing the horse."
"I don't care. No man with such
heavenly eyes should be put in pri.
on. We must acquit him."
And so they did.
Briefly this is the synopsis of what
happened behind the doors of the
jury room when ten good men and
true, In company with two women.
said to possess the same attributes.
were considering the case of Ugo
Diando charged with horse stealing.
Sheriff J H. Mansfield. who has
been Diando's custodian for three I
weeks. admits that his prisoner is the
most handsome that ever ornamented
the San Mateo county Jail, and when
two women were drawn to serve on
the fury before which the case was
tried by Judge Buck was heard to ex
press substantial doubts regarding the
conviction of this man. who had pre
viously admitted his guilt, but plead
ed "not guilty"
The foreman of the Jury was Mrs.
Alma A. Monroe of Lomita Park. and
Mrs. Violet L Pine of Daly City was I
the other woman. Notwithstanding
the fact that Diand6~'s testimony at
his preliminary hearting. In which he
admitted stealing the horse, was in
troduced as evidence, the Jury, after
being out twenty minutes, returned a
verdict of not gullty.
ODisastrous Joy Ride.
Hartford, Cona.-Kathryn Maker
smed Robert J. Flynn for 6.600 be
cause a Joy ride auto accident broke
her leg in four places and marred Lher
NATURAL COMPASS IN WOODS
To These Versed in Woodaraft, Na
ture Provides Many Guides for
Those well versed in woodcraft
point out that even in the "trackless
forests" nature provides many nat
ural compasses to keep the traveler
straight in his course.
For instance, there Is a mature tree
that stands apart from its fellows.
The bark on this tree will be harder,
drier and lighter In color on the south
side. On the north it will show a
clump of mold or moss. On the south
side of the evergreen trees gum will
be hard and amber colored. On the
north side this gum is softer, general
ly dustier, and is of a soiled gray hue.
Hardwood trees-the oak, the ash,
elms, hickories, mesquite, etc.-have
moss and mold on the north. Leaves
are smaller, tougher, lighted in color
and with darker veins on the south.
on the north they are longer, of dark.
er green and with lighter veins,
Spiders build on the south side. In
the south air plants will attach them
selves to the north side. Cedars bend
their tips to the south.
Sawed or cut stumps will afford one
of the compass points, inasmuch as
the concentric rings are thicket on the
south side. The heart of the stump
is thus nearer to the north side.
These results are said to be due to
the influence of the sun. Stones are
bare on the south side, and if they
show any moss at all it will be on
the north. At best, on the suAny side
only a thin covering of harsh, half-dry
moss will be found.
SATIRICAL STRAIN OF HUMOR
William Winter Wrote of Edwin
Booths' Peculiarities, as He Had
At times Booth's humor was satirical.
When leaving a church In Boston after
the funeral of the eminent essayist
and critic, Edwin Percy Whipple
obsequies which he had attended in
company with Lawrence Barrett, and
at that friend's suggestion, and during
which he had been annoyed as well
as amused by the convulsive facial
contortions of the officiating clergy
man-he remarked to Barrett:
"I knew Mr. Whipple, but I never
expected I should be so sorry to at
tend his funeral."
When a stage-struck lunatic named
Mark Gray attempted to murder him
in Chicago at a performance of "King
Richard II." (April 2, 1879, at Me
Vicker's theater), firing at him twice
with a pistol from a place in'the sec
ond balcony, Booth calmly advanced
to the front of the stage and, pointing
at the madman, directed that he be
seized, and then after a brief absence
from the scene, to reassure his wife,
composedly finished his performance.
Later he caused one of the bullets to
be extracted from a piece of scenery
where it had lodged, and had it mount
ed as a charm for his watch chain, in
scribed: "To Edwin Booth from Mark
Gray." That sinister relic he custo
marily wore.-William Winter in Col
Just an Indian Story.
Tourists visiting most cities of the
United States are the objects of many
quips and jests gotten off at their ex
pense by megaphone men accompany
ing sightseeing autos.
The latter part of January a party
was being taken through one of the
prettier streets of Jacksonville, Fla
The street car tracks are in the centez
of this thoroughfare and small park
Ing places are between the car lines
and the driveways.
In these parking plots are hundreds
of large palmettos. These plants are
replaced by the city year by year as
they die or become injured in any
"Oh, the beautiful palms!" exclaim
ed a comely matron considerably usn
"I do wonder how they came here?
was the query propounded by anothei
"Lady, those palms were planted
there by the Indians over 200 years
ago," said the spieler of the party.
The women gasped with amaszement
while the men members of the party
suppressed their smiles.
Watch In the Safety Vault
A strong box, containing family reo
ords and heirlooms was opened a few
days ago to examine an old mana
script, relates the New York TIbune
The box had not been disturbed fes
several years, and the women, whc
had taken it into a private room, were
surprised when they removed an old
fashioned open-face watch from its
resting place to hear it tick loudly
This to them was evidence that the
box had been tampered with. Bul
everything was found intact and ih
keeping with the memorandum o0
contents, and they were much per
plexed because of the ticking watch
which ceased its activity before the
box was returned to its place. A
watchmaker who was consulted saiW
that such "momentary life" in "dead'
timepleces when disturbed was not un
Several medical men and a newspa
per man were visiting an insane asy
lum. The employe who was showing
them about pointed out a man who
considered himself the Lord.
The newspaper p·an, true to his in
stincts, seeking to have an interview
asked the insane one whether he real
ly made the earth in seven days.
The latter gave him a look of attet
contempt, and said as he passed on:
"rm not in the mood to talk shop!"
Little Arthur's mother had been tell
ing him the story d a ferocious bear.
and after ruminating over it awhile he
suddenly exclaimed, "8'pose I was
walking in the woods and a big besa
came along and ate me up-how's my
soul going to get out of that bear's
stummick to get to heaven?"
Mamma-"Johnny, you're a naught)
boy. You can just go to bed without
any supper." Small Soa-n-"W·ll
mother, what about that medieine Ie
got to take after muaser"-Life
VER since the abdication of the
emperor it had been rumored
in Peking that the imperial
family was planning to retire
to the palaces at Jehol, situat
ed 160 miles northeast of Peking.
Desiring to visit these palaces before
their occupancy by the imperial fam
ily should render them inaccessible
to the public, the correspondent de
cided to make a trip to JohoL As
Willis R. Peck of the Chinese secre
tatarait of the American legation was
planning to make the same journey,
we decided to join forces and travel
Mrs. Peck very pluckily insisted on
accompanying her husband, in spite
of the fact that the country through
which we were to pass had been in
a more or less disturbed state ever
since the revolution, and brigandage
had been rife on all the principal
trade routes. Mrs. Peck argued that
any place was safe for her that was
safe for her husband. We tried to
tell her that only one or two foreign
women had eve rgone to Jehol, but
she answered that this was the very
reason why she wanted to go. In
the end her arguments prevailed.
though we had some misgivings about
the advisability of a woman's making
such a Journey. When it was finally
decided that Mrs. Peck should accom
pany us, we took care to put in an
extra supply of cartridges for or re
volvers and guns.
Mules for Transport.
The road which leads from Pekinj
to Jehol passes through some very
mountainous country, and is more
sultable for mules and donkeys than
for hores. We therefore, decided to
dispense with horses and to use only
pack mules and donkeys.' We en
gaged five pack mules and three don
keys. The owner of the mules and
donkeys agreed to send two muleteere
with us to care for the animals.
On Tuesday. July ,. we set out
from one of the northern gates of Pe
king and traveled in a northeasterly
direction. The pack sules carried
~DQAwO WltO2 T1n A WELL
our provisions and baggage, while
the sure-footed, sturdy Peking don
keys served us as mounts.
Toward noon we reached the town
of Sunho, where we rested in a Chi
nese inn and had lunch. Here we
saw the filtering tanks of the Peking
water works, which were the last
signs of modern imprpvements we
saw on the whole journey. After a
short siesta, we set out again and
arrived at Nu Lung Shan, a walled
city, about seven in the evening. In
the west suburb of the city we found
a fairly good inn. A Chinese inn usu
ally consists of a number of one-story
houses arranged around a large open
courtyard. The guest rooms and
stables all front on the same court
Something New on Hen.
A young Boston college woman was
following the suburbanite about his
place and doing her best to show her
fall appreciation of the semi-rural
beauty of the establishment. On vis
itng the hen-yard she became enrap
tured. One hen was unusually well
marked. "Oh!" the young woman e
claimed enthusiastically, "what bean
tiful foliage that hen has!"
Primitive Farming In Spain.
In some parts of Spain, as in the
Seville district, there are many large
farms ranging from 1,000 acres up
to 10,000 o- even more. In other parts
of the country thousands of peasants
till little plots of from two acres to
ive acres apiece. There the use of
modern farm machinery makes very
To Stop Cmml in the Leg.
To those who suffer from cramp in
the leg at night, the following may
be useful: When the cramp comes on
take a good long string-a long gar
Ir will do-wind it round the leg over
the place that is aeted. and take
yard, which Is usually ull~
mules, donkeys, camels andr
profusion of merchandise a
gage. To those unaccustomet .
nese inns the stamping and
of the mules is very annoyi
A room in a Chinese lai
furniture, excepting a table
couple of chairs. Instead c1
there is a raised platforam
called a "kang," on which the
eler spreads his bedding. -
front part of the "kangC is a
fireplace which connects with
her of air passages radilatia
parts of the "kang." It is,
not Incorrect to say that the
sleep on their stoves.
All the next day we were
approaching the mountains aa
beginning to wind our way up '
tital valley through which
large river, which we
means of a ferry boat. We
passing through a beautifl
country. We noticed that the
ers did not live on their
were congregated in
towns. Almost every farmn
hut on his farm, where he cold
out while watching his crog
As soon as we had traveled a
journey from Peking we begs
tract a great deal of atteatbS.,
people were curious to see
eigners. The children oftes
fore us, crying, "the foreign
Accept the Republic.
Wherever we stopped we
conversing with the people, b
tain their attitude toward the
lican government It was vei
from what they said that
cepted the republic as as
plushed fact, and believed that
come to stay. Just what a
was the ordinary people did
to know. Most of them
think it was a new order e
which would gradually
Chinese to cut their cues sad
low foreign customs in gaser
of the more intellgept people
that the republe w ould i
lead to a participation ia the
meat on the part of the
how this participation was
about they did not know
While chary about talking
the people were not averse to
ing the affairs of their own
community. We found every
lar community had its own
legends and folklore. At
where we stopped for lunch -
11, we were told that the plaft
its name to the fact that t
a huge stone in a neighbortsg',
resembling a gigantic treassr
This stone is said to contail.
fortune In the shape of gold,
and precious stones.
the end in each hand and
sharp pull-one that will UoaMS
tie pain. Instantly the cramp
part, and the sufferer can
bed assured it will not come a4
Couldn't Say it.
Sandy MacPherson and wit
discussing his drinking habits.
phe said to him: "Sandy, you
never mind much when you ge
tlemanly drunk, but my. when
so beastly drunk! Sandy, whpy
see you have all you want wb
you ask for lemonade, or a
"Well, I'll tell you, Annie," sam
"when I get all I want I
To Prevent Pounding Your
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