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oxvu auvwi OK, WIPE-MU* DERER P OP FRISON. Three bt fSM fS Im—Obj.eta to galsMs, At* 1 H.. Tris* II. |rorth, Kan., Letter.) toners under sentence of Kiight for delay and' In ev tovold the final execution, fit the Kaunas state pent, la a convict making tbe iat to have hie life ended toner. He Is tortured with [ says that death In any to except deliberate auiclde f welcome relief to him I a wife murderer,, U malt-, togs request to hi legally pe has begged three Kan ts to sign bis death war ice the refusal of Governor ' ■omply, about six weeks tos been very despondent, ■ attempt to commit sul king himself In his cell ierchlef.when It broke and to floor In an unconscious Book is one of fifty-three [the Kansas penitentiary gee of death, but none of n clamoring to be banged. Ip don't take kindly To ■ to get up a legal execu jbe prison walls, and while »''death convicts," as they dry to talk him out of ths I' of them avoid him, and toe s crank and grandstand gy naturally feel that an pf this kind, once started. Id with one of them. There |p legal hangings In Kansas |ve years, owing to pecull State law, putting tbe date |tlon and all responsibility Bor, Cook has been to the tar* I* X " v \ or '4 >•• À \ MW i V fAYUlR COOK I for over ten years, and ! time he has occupied one (when out at work, on the br main floor, of the north [This cell has photographs [wife, children and grand ■nd the sides, snd presents petive appearance than any ■ sent In under a sentence p Osborn county In 1889 Hbr of his wife, whom he nn ax. The murder was a B, and Cook Is supposed to pi least partially Insane ■mmilted it He has five Ad one son. all married but By write to him and «end Bepbs of themeelvee and Btet. his grandchildren. In ■k'l brother-in-law writes g, sympathetic letters, and Bat tbe brother of his nur Bd his children bold to the ■ he was Insane when the ■ committed, and thnt they ■n to be rational now. ■ years old, toll, and hOa a I He eras a frontiersman, ■hat he crossed the plains ■Mourl river to tbe Rocky Seventeen times before he to farm In Osborn county, Re lost hie mind and was [the state asylum before he Be wife. He was released I request, and within n cou Kths after committed the Stas blighted hla life. The I hla wife seems ever be fWe talks about her a great ►bile he generally starts out king a fplrlt of revenge for prong she did him, he soon ! tears and telle of hie love id that he waa not respon ds actions when he killed first time In his life Cook ^o an Intorvlew and to talk condition to your corré la The Interview took place ksence of Deputy Warden Î whom Cook admires an 1 ! goes to for consolation fouble. He would only eon kk when naan red by Mr. that statement« exactly ai hem. with nothing added, ■published. . and In talking he looks an Harely In the face, and pre f evidence of being a aane t troubled man. I earnest; lt la no bluff; 1 « hung," was Cook's reply 1 by the correspondent, "Do want to be hungT" » «aid: "I have asked three to sign my death warrant. Cook Is aome Con feel discouraged because they all refaae to do ao. Whan Got. Stanley refuted tlx week« ago I tried for the flift time to commit auiclde by hang ing my Mir In the cell, and would have euec ae do d bad not the handkerchief hrokan. ''There la no lnaanlty about 1L It Cceen't pay me to live. I have • no borne any more; bave none to go to it pardoned out. I have not the «light est desire to live, but would prefer to be legally executed sooner than com mit auiclde. I have a great sulcldil Inclination at times and flpd It bard to U$row it off." "Of late, ainea the publication of my last request to be executed (the re quests made to the two former gov ernors were not made public), I am getting letters from many people urg ing ma to live and not give up. A number of ladles Interested In theoso phy have written me that they are lu tarested In me. Some write that they are going to try and get me a pardon. I don't want a pardon. Life has been a failure with me, and I am getting old and want to die." At this time Deputy Warden Thompson said: "What If I should come to your cell some morning and aay: 'Taylor Cook, here Is your death warrant, properly signed; coma on. everything Is ready.' " Taming to the deputy and looking him squarely in the face, the old con vict replied: "It's more acceptable than a pardon. I am ready to dim 1 would not pay a nickel to get out. I don't want to be pardoned and turned out. I would not accept a pardon un less the state furnished me a home for the real of my Ufa. I would sooner be hare than In an asylum. I am old now, and If the auto had a right to put me here it has a right to furnish me a home. ' "1 applied to three governors to sign my death warrant. When I first ap plied. five years ago. Gov. Morrill estne over from Topeka to see me, and are bad a long talk. He talked to me In a Christian way, and urged me to be j cheerful. On bidding me good-by. be ] said nothing would induce him to sign : my death warrant, and under no clr- ! cumstancea would he have ms hung, Gov. Leedy did not pay any attention "This is a very sad life. Nothing ! breaks the monotony. It waa a great , blenalug to me when I was changed a few weeks ago and placed In the new twine plant, a busy place, where one can hear the machinery run." From this Cook's mind turned to hie wlfa and crime. "I was raised to be lieve in God and a divine ruler." he »«id. "Thera la no justice, and l am rather doubtful about these things have lost confidence in bu : to my letter. now. inanity. "My wife deceived me. ! was in an asylum, and she had me sent home, Home friends warned me She told me she loved me, and 1 was satisfied, and r-r to Vh n 9 *con°t™rv "she C™ mm. '' nm'rvin 'her got me to pul my property in her name. a , she wanted it: then she turn ed on me and told me to go; that l was a fraud. 1 was driven mad, and to fell! hi r and iuy*< If also» I planned to kill her. and went into a hardware store and looked at guns and knives, but turned away from them; I could not use them, as I had never laid violent bands on her." (He killed his wife with an ax.) | Here Cook broke down and »h*i (ear* about his wife. He said In a broken way: "I loved her, in spite of deceiving me. I dream about her al ways; l think of my wife constantly. I can't tell why I killed her. 1 in tended to kill mys#U ä1»o. I vu not responsible then; now if terrible when I think I killed her." The convict, dead to tha world, who talked in this way, la suffering great anguish for taking the life of the woman he loved, when at a time he and hia relatives hold, he was not re sponsible, and now, while rational, bla mind constantly dwells on the terrible deed, and he le tortured eo that death In any other form than by euldde would be a comfort to him. i ■hta Teraafi So Snae. After eufferlng from a rar« disease that turned the skin to brome after four years Illness, Mrs. Marie Foerster Is dead at her home In New York. Physicians called her malady a unique case of Addlaon'a disease. After an attack of grip four yeara ago Mrs. Foereter'a fare, hand« and arma began to freckle. Tbe freckles soon spread all over ker body. The unique feature of Mrs, Foereter'e Illness was that aha remained In apparent good health. Shortly before her death Dr, Strauss prescribed tabules of qtrychnlae. She steadily grew worse proached death hSr face grew quite dark. Addison's disease la supposed to be associated with tuberculosis. d as she ap A I «3 rid ant. The body of a drowned man dressed In the uniform of a sailor of the United States navy, wa* round floating In the Elisabeth river, at Norfolk, Va. The body was Identified by bluejackets aa that of Fred Robbins, late of the train ing ship Essex. There were no marks of violence on the body and $3.35 In cash and a letter were found In the young man's shirt. The letter wae from the young man's mother, who re sides at Philadelphia, and who begged him to secure a furlough and come home and see her. Banotor Quay Rajaclod. The United States senate, by a vote of thirty-three to thirty-two, recently refused to seat Senator Quay of Pennsylvania, who waa appointed by Governor Stone after the legislature adjourned without an election. ThU la tha end of a long conteat, and ona of the most interesting cases ever be fore the eenate. WOMAN SUPERINTENDS CHICAGO'S STHEETS CHICAGO LETTER. Mrs. A. Emmagens Paul, superin tendent of the Second ward street cleaning, may well be called ths Colo nel Waring of Chicago. Twenty years ago, according to Mrs. Paul, she waa exactly the type of woman that con stituted tbs despair of the violent woman suffragist One day in her usually lifeless mood ■hs picked up the dally paper aqd her eye chanced to light upon a little ed itorial In reference to a woman who had also Buffered, but who had risen above her grief snd was making her Ufa a distinct blessing to humanity. Something in the spirit of ths article aroused Mrs. Paul to a sudden resolve, and when her mother came Into the room she quietly announced her inten tion of going back to Chicago. To hsr family the very Idea was mad ness, but neither Illness nor Influence could deter Mrs. Paul from her pur pose, and to Chicago she came with no definite plan sa to what she was going to do, but believing that aome work must be waiting for her in tbs big, crowded city. This was in 1893, ths spring after tbe World's Pair, and It to hapened that Mrs. Paul went to visit a friend who waa a member of the Municipal League, an organization formed during ths fair tor the pur pose of seeing what power women could exert in ths administration of civic affairs. Ths ctnb seemed very much alive to the generally filthy con dition of the city, and to the malad ministration of its laws. After listen ing to endless exploitations and dis cussions of ths subject, Mrs. Paul one day ventured to say: "Well, ladles, you talk very well, but why don't you do something?" "Yea," was ths reply, but how to begin. It was obviously necessary to first make terms with the mayor, and j none of tbe ladles had any pergonal ] acquaintance with him. As chance : would have it, Mrs Paul had a friend ! who knew that official, and It all end ed In her being detailed to bring the attention of Mr. Mayor to a few of the things that the Municipal League ! wished to have done. She found his , honor very much inclined to treat the whole matter as a joke. He. how ever, finally volunteered to go before the ladles and prove to them the ut cordlngly went, but not finding them : rpector rrom among them, provided the league would second his choice of Mrs Paul for the office Nothlng could have been more averse to Mra. Paul a Inclinations; but. finding that her refusal would stultlfy any further efforts of the club. •be consented to take the office for a ter futility of their schemes. He ac ta easy to convince as he had imag ined. he consented to appoint an In I m ° n<h ' 8,mT,,y t0 prove t!l3t U W3S not ° n ' y 8 p " 9,lbl< '' but an *«H position for a woman to hold RlsP h#d DO nl>pd ond „„ dpglrg to a iJ bpr !ncomP and undertook the work w| , h thp gulg a)m of proving that a w man couW » 0 c ho W . 1Ä th „ ' commissioned to take one of the , . wan t 3 in -itv Invest lea. e st» conditions aI ,d do whatever she chose . ,, improvement with the em.ln „I n aI readv snnronriateil mVÄ | pn[ a g 7u d v o thp „Nation, and disrovered-what (h# W3J )a(( , r , 0 digC0V(5r in nparIv . . . , __ thgt . inspector was riven his office .fa „ w l" d P !î *?., f*V pam n.^s ih., f,K P k . . ou * 0Dly d,d no work ' but noth,n « WM A BRAVE NEW YORK GIRL WHO HAS WON A MEDAL. In recognition for the heroic rescue nymphs, and their dally plunge in th« / / I f' •L. T N .*'» •• * .*'» •• /mb* WIUMMJ ► . «sa •a£j§ THB RESCUE OF MISS HARRIS AT LONG BRANCH. axpected of him; in fact. In moat ln- | stances, he had some other business | which consumed all his time. Her Investigations concluded, Mrs. Paul looked up tbe contractor, who, fortunately, waa an easy-going, hearty Irishman. He was infinitely amused at the novel situation, and seeming to think it best to humor tbe women in their little whims, bestirred him self to secure teams and workmen, and stood good-naturedly by while Mrs. Paul "bossed the Job"—regarding tbe whole proceeding as a little wind storm that would soon blow over. The new Inspector systematised the labor of the ward exactly aa she would have done her own housecleaning; oughly cleansing a given area, then thor _I - 1 n? I '7j 1C ■vC ÈÈ \ DIRECTING A GANG OF going back each day over all that had | been done, removing any new accu- j initiations. Even the men became 1 aroused to considerable enthusiasm, I an d by the end of the month she had : j ag spicIt and gpan a ward as any that | t be best-managed city could produce. ! | The subject bad. however, got into i : ^er blood, and all summer she con j tinned her studies, looking up laws ■ and statistics and penetrating Into va ri ous BOOkg and trannics of the city a ! (0 note the law's observance. Her cf I 'active month s work established her j reputation to such an extent that in ; the ear'y autumn she was asked to , p *. leaning ! fore the Ovic Federal of the Coun a C 11 of One HundredaVsa orlUfz'd dur 1 • 4W ÎÜ, tl , S0 orgrainz d dur ' 1 !?* e , .° rd 8 [ alr ' nnd com P^ isin S 1 6 wealthiest and most representative ] I Mr * presente<1 j . 6 * ub ^ ect *' th 30 much forc * ani1 j "A! ! ^ ! i n" Ü» Pri .ItÜJj° d7, decided ! 0 «PPOlnt her city Inspector on a good 6a „ ry '. , . .. H «^ btt * lnp « s for the next few years V* Wf ? ly t0 lnTe * tl « aU "«> bring l"* r " U ' U ° f h * r Work before tbe body; to criticize, suggest remedies and exploit abuse, of public trust, Mr«. Paul remained with the federa In recognition for the heroic rescue from drowning of her companion Mias Nellie Floretts William«, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James A. Williams of 698 West End avenue. New York, hoe been presented with n gold medal. She la the sixth eroman to receive euch an honor. The circumstances attending the res cue were dramatic in the extreme. Mias Williame and her companion. Misa Edith A. B. Harris, of 173 Weat Twelfth etreet, were summering at Long Branch. They are regular water | tion until she waa asked by the city | to accept the same position under tbs municipal government When tho purpose of this office was acoom i j I V s J&Ï / I //; . \ '\s>. fi M IV a g" r ÈÈ 8 & i ! i j ■ C. B> ' ; OF STREET CLEANERS. | pllshed Mrs. Paul was offered the po- ! j sitlon of night superintendent of one 1 of the wards, which she accepted. This necessitated her driving about the city : from 8 o'clock in the evening until 4 , n th<! mornin g overseeing her people, ! She, however, liked the i mensely, and never met with any un pleasantness due to her being a wo cf work im in to The PCt e *"° r ° f & N ® W T ° rk fam ' U> ' " mb « d ' 0 au attack of grip the 0t y ' T ® * 6maU Smitbs_ ' and even the neighbor children— S mourned uproariously. The funeral ] gerv i ces were thus described In a let j ter by Wilfred, aged 10: "We buried j Chirp under the dead tree in the yard, I <>ug the grave and Sylvia gave the ! coffln ' Montmorency and me sang a ! h r m "- We pretended t was a hymn, but it was a song Mrs. Wilson sug- 1 gested about sparrows falling and ' God watching over; maybe you have : heard it. Montmorency knew it be fore. Then I preached a »ermoii over the tomb. Rose danced a skirt dance man; on the contrary, she encountered much chivalrous kindness from all sorts of night workmen. Later she was made day superintendent A C nnn'i Fon#ral. end we all wept"—Cincinnati En quirer. nymphs, and their dally plunge in th« surf waa one of their greatest pleas ures. Both girls are expert swimmers and fearless. On August 21 they entered the eurf together and for half an hour cavorted about in the water. Danger never en tered their minds. Suddenly Mies Harris, who waa aome distance beyond Mise Williame, was caught In the strong undercurrent She battled bravely for a while, depending upon her ability aa a swimmer to save herself. Finally, failing to make head way she called for help. Miss Williams, realising the danger of her companion, without counting ) the danger, hastened to her assistance. ( A few powerful strokes brought her | to her companion's side. "Don't grab ! me, deer," she said, age up and do as I tell you and I'll get : you ashore." "Keep your cour ... .. j "'** " arrl * dld u * h * wa * l®»*- j Placing her hand, on her rescuer's shoulders, aa she was instructed, she was soon carried out of danger. .„T h"ir e €y T , water , " d f 8be . k ? ew ,he w " saved Mi " Har - ; Picking her up In her arme Mis. i Williams carried her ashore. I The presehtatlon was by the Rev. Dr. A. J. Sullivan, pastor of Trinity ! Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, In ' behalf of the United States Voluntwr ' Life Saving Corps. President J Wee- ! ley Jones of the corps, and Commodore Paul A. Ferry, commanding the Long Inland coast division, personally con- : gratulated Mias Williams upon her bravery. Miss Harris herself gave Mies Wll llama a diamond atudded gold locket oe a mark of her gratitude. A large Bum her of Mies Williame' friends witness ed the medal presentation at her home. Th. Employment Cera. "That other office boy has quit loaf ing here." "He must toi sick." "No; I sent him out on errands so often that he got disgusted end quit." EXPENSES IN POSTOFFICES. Eipsadlng Postal l*>»ln«M L—4s Kama of Eiittitnisra, The American method of conducting the postofEce business so as to glva "the greatest good to the greatest .number and no profit to the govern ment" has one disadvantage. That Is the impossibility of providing from time to time, as the requirements of an expanding volume of business call for them, new buildings for postofflee uses, or for the extension of those al ready ip reportt use. At the time of the last there were 1,000 postofflees of tbe first and second classes In ths United States, exclusive of minor or village postoffices, and of these chlel postofflees 252 were in buildings own ed by the government, and the remain der were In leased premises, the gross annual rental of which waa nearly 3500,000 exclusive of nearly aa mue» more paid for the rent of postai stations. emo The entire appropriation paid for leased buildings and parta ol buildings (the usage of the government is to provide in leases of buildings for postoffice use for heat, light, and a safe or vault) la *1,500,000 a year, and the larger postoffiees, which are, of course, the which yield the most profit to the government, tbe minor ones be lng operated at a loss, entail no expen diture for buildings, money for which is separately appropriated from gov ernment funds by congress. Estimates differ as to the value of postoffice buildings owned by the United States government. The New York postoffice cost $7,000,000, and all large Amerieaa cities, Washington now included, have postofflees of modern design, the col i lective value of which is certainly not j less than 3100,000,000, and may be con siderably in excess of that amount in view of the fact that in many cages ths sites for postoffice buildingB have been presented by the state or municipali ties, as the case may be, without any cost to the general government, and if I the value of land be taken Into account and the expense of interior equipment i added.it is probable that the postoffice ! buildings, represented by the govem i ment, and included, would represent a capitalization of $200,000,000, the an nual Interest charge on which would about equal the annual deficit from postoffice operations, which is from j $9.000.000 to $10.000,000. It is under ■ these circumstances that the demand for new postoffice buildings or for tha Improvement of established postoffice buildings Is usually resisted by con gress. There is considerable rivalry between cities in this regard. The Kansas City postoffice, when complet ed, is to cost $850,000; the St. Paul postoffice $800.000. the Omaha post office $750,000, the Savannah postoffice Charleston postoffice postoffice building a like sum. New York ex ceeds all other cities of the country, not only In respect to the volume of postoffice business, but also in the profit arising from it.—New York Sun. ! 4 ' Patti is a great lover and worship P<t of the beautiful, and her dogma Is that "happiness is the true keynote of beauty." To Patti beauty of body means beauty of mind. Thought must a have something to feed on. She, there fore, surrounds herself with an 1 tourage of loveliness.. Cares are the ' forerunners of wrinkles : and a bad complexion. Cares, there $400,000, the $400,000 and the Newark PATTI A BEAUTY LOVER. Delt»htfQl Life and Sarrcmndlncn of tin N»>trd VoC*! t«t. en indigestion fore, to the tiniest crease in a rose leaf are smoothed away from the sing er's experience. The misery of othera Is a source of suffering, hence Patti*« purse is always open, her smile a ray of sunshine in the darkest hour, and the peasants about her Welsh castle at Craig-y-nos bless her name. Scarce ly a home of the poorest but boasts its little Adeline. The queen of song is a veritable queen of her people. She inhales their adulation with every breath. It braces her spirits like a health-giving tonic. Patti, like all the world, loves a lover. Love la with her a religion. When, therefore, a loverless maiden, sighing for the swain she could not have save for a dot of £ 100. wrote to the diva praying her for love's sake to aid her, what rite could be more sacred than Patti's check promptly dispatched with an accompanying felicitation ? Hers la the Irresponsible existence of an ex uberant child. She dispenses joys like gifts and their incense feeds the source of her bubbling youthfulness. Her voice is to the artist only a fac tor in her power of giving happiness. ) ( | ! : Bom« UatliBf Facta About Chico*«. j The first Chicago boom occurred In j \830. Chicago was chartered aa a city , n m7 . th€ gre%t flre took place Ooto ^ 9 1871 . The area embraced wlth . , n the corporate limits at present Is , 187,138 square miles; the population - ; is estimated at 2,000.000. Length of i J' 5 ™ mi '? : l"*? ?* I y8rds ' «? mi ' e8: , '***£ °\ 4 863 m "?; nK brUIg r' 1 ' ? ' ! 11 1 ' 806 f, 1l ' ea; w W8le r „"f 1 " 8 - ' "' f 1 , pubI ' C „ 8Ch ~ 1 . bu ' d1 "**' ' 272; pupils , tn publlc 8cbo ' 8 ' 239 ' 230: ! churches - 647 ^ 'O p ''ents. 22; theater., 25: ar * 8 of parks ' 2 210 acre8; lak * Tes8e,a winually e "'e rln * P° rt - : wards ' S5: P° 8torace «*niere and aub * tations : n °: prominent hotels, 81; hospitals, 41; longest street, Western aven " e ' ** m11 * 8 *" Chicago u the 8T*atest railroad center, live ,t(>ck market and k™ 1 " market hi the worW> th * lcadln * nsw-IUme port on th * continent «hm He Fell «ber». "I've gone back on my hypnotic healer." "Dldin't he help you anyT" "Yes; he cured me all right, bat he couldn't do a thing for my punctured tire,"