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All Indiana Not Cruel —John and Kaaletr—No Kora Lonchand-Qan aral Mils. Denies Some Stories. [Special Correspondence.] "Not all Indiana are cruel and hard hearted," said an Indian agent who waa in town not long ago looking after some business before the interior partment. "Some of them are as kindly disposed and as tender in their feelings as their white brothers are supposed be. The popnlar idea of the Indian not always the right idea, and to illus trate this I will tell a story. Ont in oonntry where I have been staying cently we hnnt rabbits for sport, every precaution is taken to preserve this game, that our sport shall not interfered with. The eagle is the bit's greatest enemy, and hearing one of these noble birds had a nest the vicinity I undertook to destroy John, an Indian who often accompanied me on my hunting expeditions, asked to go along. " We found the nest without difficul ty and caught the young eaglets in aot of devouring a rabbit. It was an teresting sight, and we watebed them for some minutes. In the meantime mother eagle had returned and ciroled about the nest high above us. " 'What shall we do, John?' I asked at length. 'Shall I throw the nest down on the rocks, or shall we pick them with onr guns?' " 'Let's go home,' said John after long deliberation, 'and let the helpless little things grow up in peace.' "go the red man gave the white man a lesson in mercy, and we left the little eaglets to their mother. " Longhand Copying Abolished. Large bodies move slowly. The gov ernment is about to adopt a business vice that every wide awake merchant and business man has used for years. Assistant Secretary Vanderlip has sued a circular letter to chiefs of reaus and other officers of the treasury department abolishing the ancient sys tem of copying official correspondence in longhand for permanent reoords. Ever since the organization of the gov ernment it has been the practice in treasnry and other departments to copy into large record books all outgoing cor respondence. This has been done at con sioexauiu expense and with some danger of error. This extra work is now regard ed as wholly nnnecessary, as copies equally as permanent can be made with the typewriter. General Miles Denies Some Stories. I recently saw General Miles and asked him about bis $700 stateroom, putting the question as to whether that was not a high rate for Uncle Sam pay for one man's passago. General Miles replied: "That story was made out of whole cloth. It was a lie from beginning eud, but it bas seemed to me too silly need contradiction The truth is, wheu I was ordered to go to Europe I engaged au ordinary first class stateroom. When 1 stepped on board the ship, I found my room occupied. By some mistake it had been assigned to a lady Her baggage was iu tbe room, and 1 could not insist upon her leaving it One of the man agers of the steamship company hap pened to be on board, and he very gcu erously gave me another room which happened to be vacant without any ad ditional charge. " "Then your stateroom did not cost $700?" "No, it did not, " was tbe reply "Did it cost you $000?" "No," replied General Miles. did uot, and nothing like it. The actual rato charged was that of the ordinary mil no more." first class pussup "IIo\v about your trouble with Ad miral Miller, general? It is said that you crowded him out of the Buckingham Falaee hold in London. " No Trouble Y/ith Admiral Hiller. "There is not a word of truth that, " replied General Miles. "1 can't think hmv (he story originated, but see that it has gone tho rounds of press. Tho admiral and myself were both guests of tho English government Our ucecmuuulations were arranged us at that hot. 1 We had uuthiug to with making the arrangements, and names were placed over the doors of rooms before we went there. The other guests had their rooms assigned in same way Over one room was posted the name of the crown prince of .Siam, another bore that of the Duke of Wurt temberg, a third that of the Grand Duke of Russia, and so it was with all guests. Tho rooms to which 1 was signed were a small parlor at the front and a sleeping up.u Uncut in tbe rear, having windows opening out upon court. Admiral Miller's name was the door of his rooms and mine over my rooms. I never saw the admi ral's rooms, and 1 don't thiuk he The story was a misstate saw mine, meut. from beginning io eud. " Causfht In His Own Trea. A Washington man who prides him self upon his family connections is recovering from an attack of nervous prostration. This man lately became possessed of the idea of constructing family tree, feeling assured ho could produce a growth that would dwarf giants of tho California forests into significance. Ho began on 0110 branch of his family, and soon struck Miles Staudish, from whom ho ran various shoots and offshootH, with many a feel ing of lirido. With renewed interest went to work on another branch of growing tree and had gone back four generations when lie was amazed to strike a great-grandfather who died from strangulation brought 011 a ropo encircling bis throat, his death occurring in the prcseuco of a large gathering of curious people, who taken a day off during harvest time order to see the hanging. By this time the man of family pride bad become tensely disgusted with genealogical vestigatious and the victim of a severe case of nervous prostration. Gael Schofuxd. THE PARIS EXPOSITION. Preparation For World's Fair oi 1900 Well Under Way. VAST TO HAKE IT "EXQUI8" Many Novel Feature! Adopted, bat No Master Stroke Decided On—Bxpoeltlon Will Add to the Permanent Glories el Parle—United State* Well Represented. The great exposition which the French are to open in Paris in the spring of 1900 will be wholly tinlike anything of the kind ever held any where. "Magnificent, impressive, in spiring, " ure the things we said shoot onr World's fair. The French do not want to say that abont theirs. They take their pleasure less seriously. "Ex quis"—pronounced "exkeeze," with a lift of the eyebrows and a two handed gesture—is wbat the French want to be able to say about their fair. And "exkeeze" it undoubtedly will bo. In size of buildings, in extent of ground and in general grandeur it will not compare with the ephemeral White City on Chicago's lake front. But iu beauty of detail, in novelty of idea and in careful finish it will excel it There will be au artistic harmony of the whole. You will see no crudities. There will be no unsightly board fences, no bare patches of ground, no disfiguring features of any kind, cither within the grounds or in their immediate vioinity. Neither will it be temporary. Most of its beauties will bo snbstantial glories which Parisians will enjoy for years to come. These will be ita distinguishing characteristics. In the very location of the site the French have shown that they are capa ble of planning and executing a bold enterprise. It is not to be hidden away in some inaccessible corner of the sub urbs, not shoved out on the edge of the city's bedraggled outskirts, but plump ed down right in the heart of Paris— trees, lawns, big buildings and all. I True, a large part of the Bite was occu pied by the exposition of 1889, but a big slice on the other side of the Seine has been added to this, an addition which has required the tearing down and remodeling of a big chunk of ground that has been occupied for other According to the general plan, the ! grounds are to be divided into four purposes. mm'-m WA p ! . I i 1 j evilnr,> ....i.,.ii.. ii,; 1 br'in lies' < in 1 c f tile l anks of the .Seine n re* no d for the exhibit of the city of Pans, while tbe other will be necupicd 1 v tlo buildings of the various foreign nations. The Troca.lero. with its subordinate buildings, will house the . xbi! its of the French colonies. Tbe on live Field . f Mars will be occupied by tlie industrial oxl.ibits, which are ex pected to rival uuythiug over .shown in this lino. Thu prineipnl entrance will open directly on a proat. boulevard which will be carried over the Si ino by a hmr nilicont m w bridge Id? feet wide. This will be the widest brii I (ft .j COMMISSIONER GENERAL I'ICARD. grand sections which will bo ingenious ly united, yet which will be distinctly individual. The palace and its accessory buildings of the Champs Elysces, to gether with the Esplanade desluvalldes, will (on tutu tlie domain given to has I. 1 in existence and will be one of the features of the exposition grounds. The way in which tho exhibits will he classified is to he another distinctive feature, in most expositions the arrange ment lias been made a sort of competi tive show iu which each country vied with the others in presenting a jumble of products. But the French do things diffireutly. This time, ns before, they will classify tha exhibits according to their nature, purpose and usefulness without regard to their origin. M. Alfred I'icard, who as eommis . , , , ... i «oncr general ot the exposition is busily directing the carrying nut ot these plans and who organized the executive forces of tho enterprise, is an experi enced engineer mid a prominent public official, lie has held important positions in tho state council and is an officer of 1 ! the Legion of Honor. The manner in which tho question of. expense lias been met is particularly Flench. Of course money and lots of It was required to begin with. The city contributed $4,000,000 mid the state a like amount. How do you suppose the rest was raised? By begging peoplo to buy stock? Not at all. The exposition managers just went to work and got up a big lottery. Tho tickets, which sell for abort $4 each, entitle the holders to 20 admissions during the fair, including admission to several exhibits not cover ed by the single admission ticket and participation 111 all the lottery drawings trom tho date of issuance The prizes are numerous, running all the way from $100,000 111 a few capital prizes down to small suras. Of tho 3,500,000 tickets issued over 3,500,000 have already been sold, aud the rest will be gone long before the two years are up. Ev ery Parisian who can sorape together 90 francs has invested in the hope of being one of the fortunate few. In thia way the 121 , 000,000 necesaary ia being raised without difficulty, although the method ia cue which many Americana will censure. For the running expense* of the fair the gate money collected from tourists will more than suffice. For a time it looked aa though the United States would cut no figure at all in this great exposition of the century's end. We were about the last of the civ ilized uationa to respond to the invita tion to participate. So when Major Moaea P. Handy went over aa our rep iM V THE GREAT GLOBE. resentative to accept and secure space be was sadly handicapped. The poor exhibit which we made in Paris in 1889 had prejudiced the French agninst ns. But Major Handy had not been a news paper man, a politician and chairman cf the bureau of promotion and publici ty of the World's fair for nothing. He introduced the ruffled Parisians to that great American institntion known as a "jolly," and be hypnotized the exposi tion directors into granting for the American exhibit more than 200,000 square feet of space instead of the 107,000 originally offered, and that where space is almost as valuable as on Broadway. More than this, he obtained for American artists the assurance that this time their pictures wonld be hung on the first floor instead of being poked away in a back room np stairs, as at the last exposition. He also secured for American railroads the privilege of run ning their cars on some of the regular lines, which will be a fine object lesson to the Europeans and a good advertise ment for us. As yet I have not been able to de termine what is to be "le grand cion,'' or master stroke, of the exposition. Many features have been suggested and spoken of in this connection, bnt none really seems to fill the bill. I don't be lieve Messieurs les Directeurs them selves know what it is to be as yet. In 1889 it was the Eiffel tower. That crowning feature of the former fair is to remain, but it can hardly be featured again. The Parisians want something entirely novel, and visitors will expect it. Hundreds of ideas have been submit ted, but most of them have been im practical, bizarre or wholly ridiculous. A few have been adopted, but it is uot clear yet that any of them will take the place of the tower or Chicago's Ferria wheel. Perhaps the huge globe which is uow being built will do this, but 1 doubt it. It is to be a monster represen tation of the earth 84 feet iu diameter, With a surface area of 22,000 square feet. It is to be inclosed in a circular building, around the walls of which will run a scries of galleries for specta tors. The globe itself will revolve slow ly. It will be a novelty certainly, but uot a great one. From a glance at the scores cf reject ed designs you would almost thiuk that every luuatic iu France had been set to work, One man proposed to build a car n ' r line which would run from ®* **»"•** tower to the Ver Another man wanted to erect alou « 11,0 lll,,llis of . tl,e llfo ■»" Y 1 ' 111 ' 1 ?representing mountains and cities of foreign countries so that guests a , *"P T' d b0 m,llnU:S "' b,lu s, ' ated ,lie <*«* a river boat. Dozens of schemes calling for tho dicing of shafts into the ground lor unheard of distances and utilizing them in various ingenious ways were also sent ill. Another man proposed to destroy the city fortifications, which cost millions of dollars, and substitute an imnicme sea fed moat which would )Bscd by a drawbridge u mile or so long. The Eiffel tower figured in many of tho schemes, (me genius proposed that it be lemodeled into a female figure of France. Another suggested that a mountain of rocks 030 Let higher than m ..*a« gj A! ■dj - > V : tm IS&i tho towcr Bhoukl bo built a i ongBide of j t w j tb u bl ] !(J aI1 ,i other pleasunt fea tur( , s (m itB tnp . He proposed to take visit ,, rs from tbe top of t)le tower t0 the lrtit!cial pralt by lm , ans of a ba n oon . An e i ect rieally illuminated Niagara fallin(? f ro ,n the top of tho tower was one of tbo ulildor sug g es tious. But the exposition directors are level b e a( }ed even if every crank in France has turnod inventol . 8nd the work of building tbe exposition goes steadily and oalm]y onwatd . 0 . T. Baxter. v -An a * i.-" m 89 mi ! 1 0? 7 /. V. m. > MAJOI! MOSKS P. HANDY. 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